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Doesn’t seem to be anything particularly new. She’s been waiting for someone like Slay, is a Fire-based Tenzoku, etc. You encounter her during a festival.
They are capable of entering into contracts with multiple Tenzoku. The ideal is for them to make a contract with a Tenzoku of all four elements, but almost none of the Doushi in history have accomplished that (laying the foreshadowing on a little thick there…).
So it seems like Zestiria’s arte system is significantly based on Graces’ A-arte and B-arte system. Arte trees and such have NOT been confirmed, before people start ranting about that.
The Circle button is for Tokugi, which are fast and mobile attacks. The X button is for Ougi, which are better at breaking through enemy defenses and I’m guessing more powerful
The Circle button is for mid-range Tokugi, and the X button is for long-range tenkyoujutsu (magic).
Lake Piro Plateau
The Lake Maiden’s Temple
Vivia Waterway Ruins
do keep in mind that circle/cross buttons are inverted in western releases, in case the battle system part doesn’t seem to make sense