You guys, I think I've written 'disc' as 'disk' like six times this week. Ha ha, problems.
So, in conclusion: Fei is indeed crazy-pants, with an actual diagnosis from a fake doctor and everything. Well, if anyone left alive on this planet is going to have good psychiatric and therapy programs, it'll probably be Shevat.
Speaking of problems! Shevat is not interested in keeping Fei around. They want to give him the full Galactic Alliance trophy-creation treatment, not bothering to make up a different name for it or anything. That's probably smart of them, actually, but the party has developed emotional attachments to their psycho and objects to the forceful removal of the game's main character. Various NPCs declare that Fei is LACAN and the DARK ONE and GRAHF'S SECOND ADVENT and uhhh he just destroyed Solaris, seriously.
The NPC explains that the Day of the Collapse was brought upon by Grahf! Grahf manipulated the Diabolos into destroying the world! And the power within Id is far too similar to Grahf's!
Ha ha, well, dropped plot threads and all. The game mentions them a couple of times but I don't think ever explains what the Diabolos were? I'm pretty sure it doesn't. Which is a shame, because they sound pretty interesting, destroying the world (??) and all. Well, regardless, Id is bad news and Shevat doesn't see what the big deal about Fei is anyway, so they are arguing for bricking the guy in a wall.
Democracy! Fei is scheduled for carbon freezing the next day. Elly is kind of ticked off about being voted down by the entire party, but when she goes to visit Fei in prison, he seems oddly not upset about the whole thing. ...well, he is crazy!
This narration actually just had to do a command-F on this google doc to see if the game has even mentioned Lacan yet, but yes, of course it has! Briefly! Fei has experienced two flashbacks so far to being a guy named Lacan in old timey Nisan. Yes, this is confusing but ultimately not looking good for Fei.
Ah, Elly, still not putting on pants.
She does! Wow, did Shevat not bother putting Fei in the high security section? Any bleeding-heart lady can just waltz in and let people out? Yeah, we'll just stick the guy who destroyed the other floating city in a cage without a lock on it, that's fine.
They actually manage to get as far as the giant robot dock before they're caught. Fei was apparently in their no-security section.
It's... well, all of the party's other teenagers, is probably the intention, but it sort of comes across as the Fatimas and a plus-one. Billy, are you and Fei even friends? You had all your lines when he was in a coma.
Was that the sound of someone breaking a mug? Hm. Well, the plan seems to be that the others will catch up with them later, since everyone is using first person plural re: this escape and Citan says something about locating them on radar. There is really no reason for the party to break up here, though, so it's safe to assume that Citan is just being an asshole out of habit.
Meanwhile, on the flower vase ship -- which seems to have escaped the destruction of Solaris unscathed with every single villain on board -- the Gazel are pissed and cryptic.
If the game has mentioned THE KEY before, then this narration skipped it, because this narration skips at least 80% of what the Gazel say. This is part thirty-nine of a summary that averages 1500 words per part and we are STILL ON DISC ONE.
Is all the stuff explaining Krelian really on disc two? Christ, no wonder it's such a plot clusterfuck. The Gazel want to know how Cain is doing, and Krelian says he's on life extension treatments and should hold out a little longer. This does not reassure the Gazel. They want to use the key now! They also want to kill Fei! If he's the Contact, there's a possibility that he won't "transmigrate," but as he is an "an organism composed of multiple generations" it is a matter of probability. It is beginning to sound like DID is the least of Fei's problems.
And now we finally get into the Anima Relics. This is a very important equation for the game going forward: giant robot + Anima Relic = Omnigear. If that sounds too easy, then you haven't seen the bullshit you have to go through to find and use an Anima Relic yet. There are two dungeons and a background check.
Krelian has apparently sweet-talked Ramsus into this, as he is understandably pretty sick of fighting Fei at this point. But Krelian actually doesn't care about Fei -- all he wants is for Ramsus to bring Elly back to Krelian. Ramsus thinks this is stupid and sort of creepy, but hey, Omnigear!
So Ramsus has been dispatched in an Onmigear to find Fei and Elly, whom he apparently knows will be in a single giant robot and by themselves. Citan really isn't spying for the bad guys anymore, but sometimes you have to wonder.
God, fuck these selectively flying giant robots! Well, at least Ramsus's has wings. Ramsus smacks Fei around a bit and it quickly becomes clear that yeah, a regular giant robot against an Omnigear isn't really much of a fight.
Ramsus does not stop! Ramsus, are you coked up? Lord, Ramsus should never be coked up. He probably forgot his valium. Same difference. He totally kicks Fei's giant robot's ass, and Fei and Elly tumble out of the sky screaming.
Weltall crashes very badly in a forest somewhere. And as this narration possibly over-established, Elly was not wearing a seatbelt.
And that is Xenogears, disc one! It shall leave you with a word of advice: if someone offers you an Onmigear, you say yes.