Tainted Sky (汚天, oten?, lit. "Polluted Heaven/Slummy Heaven") is one of the trial areas in Gaea, and it consists of a huge bathhouse that has a size roughly equivalent to that of the Rakshek Resort. Its comment line is: "At times, Heaven is dirty and far."
As they approached the entrance, Croix and Cloche asked shocked if this was the Rakshek Resort, to which Luca appeared and explained they were mistaken and that this was a bath house, although she admitted it was more or less the same size as the Resort. Cloche exclaimed it was a large bath house, to which Luca replied there was enough land here for that, although it was also the cause of a disaster she had to deal with. Suddenly, she asked Croix if she was important to him, and upon getting an affirmative answer, she ordered him to clean all of the trash on the place, as she felt the bath house was useless like this. She forced them into accepting the Flame Cleaner to do the work, and sarcastically commented this was the perfect work for the oh-so-cleanly Lady Cloche.
After the work was done, Cloche commented it was an incredible amount of work and thought that Luca filled it with trash on purpose, given the structure of the place even imitated that of the original Resort. Croix suggested it could be just a coincidence, and suggested going back to Luca to report. Luca thanked them and asked if it wasn't worth it, as well as suggesting they could do it again, but Cloche stated she refused to do so. Soope then made another Sphere Key appear.
As they approached the entrance, Croix and Luca asked shocked if this was the Rakshek Resort, to which Cloche appeared and explained they were mistaken and that this was a bath house, although she admitted it was more or less the same size as the Resort. Luca exclaimed it was a large bath house, to which Cloche replied she could whatever she wanted with the land here, although her imagination got a bit out of hand. Upon getting questioned about it, she admitted that while she created the bath house, she began having all sorts of other thoughts, which then entwined with the idea of the bath house and ended filling it with trash when it was created. So she then asked Luca and Croix for help, as the more she thought about doing something about it, the more trash appeared, and forced them into accepting the Flame Cleaner to do the work, as if she thought about them cleaning it by hand, it would make Gaea overflow with trash.
After the work was done, Luca commented it was an incredible amount of trash, and that she got a bit lightheaded from all the steam. Croix confessed he was feeling the same, and suggested going back to Cloche to report. Cloche thanked them and said she would be more careful with her thoughts from now on, but Luca cut her off before she finished saying she would count on them if something like this happened again. Soope then made another Sphere Key appear.
As it should be obvious from the conversation, this place is quite large and is filled to the brim with pieces of trash, all of which must be destroyed using the fireballs shot from the Fire Cleaner. The Fire Cleaner is activated by pressing the Square Button, so we could say that this area brings back the old Green Magic mechanic from Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia. Regardless, the objective is pretty simple despite being somewhat time-consuming due to the size of the place and the amount of trash, so the player really shouldn't have any problems accomplishing it. Once they have finished, the game will automatically will take them back to the entrance for the scene where they receive the Sphere Key.
- Choco Pom
- Giant Pom
- Wizard (only in Luca's Route)
- Heavenly Messenger (only in Cloche's Route)
Number of Random Encounters in this Area: 10 (only after completing the trial)
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Moon Cloud • Perjury • Star Desert • Tainted Sky • Tangy Alley