Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone (ユグドラ・ユニオン Yugudora Yunion ) is the second game in the Dept. Heaven series. Originally released on the Game Boy Advance in March 23, 2006, it was then re-released on the PlayStation Portable in January 24, 2008. It follows the story of a girl named Yggdra whose family was killed and her kingdom conquered by an empire called Bronquia. Now she must recruit the best warriors from the land in order to regain her kingdom and confront the Emperor of Carnage, Gulcasa.
Major Characters (Royal Army) Edit
Yggdra Yuril Artwaltz is one of the main protagonists of Yggdra Union. She's the Princess of Fantasinia and wields the holy sword, Gran Centurio. After Bronquia's devastating invasion, Yggdra was made a fugitive in her own land, forcing her to flee with the Gran Centurio. Throughout the game, Yggdra rebuilds the Royal Army and launches a counter-offensive against Bronquia to regain control of her home and drive the empire out, ultimately bringing it to its knees.
Nicknamed "the Silver Wolf" for his silver hair and swift movement, Milanor is the leader of a band of thieves. After a squad pursuing Yggdra burned down his base, he took vengeance on them, and from there he agreed to help win back the kingdom from the empire's grasp. Milanor and his gang proved to be invaluable to the Royal Army's endeavors with the empire and other hostile forces alike.
An old friend of Milanor's, she is one of the Vanir. She's always seen with her griffon partner Al (short for Adlerauge Luftgrief) and comes to Milanor's aid numerous times over the course of the story. However, Kylier dislikes the Fantasinian Royal Family and is jealous of Yggdra's relationship with Milanor, thus refusing to officially join the Royal Army. In the end, Kylier sacrifices herself to destroy Eudy's Ankh Cannon at the Arc of Triumph.
In Ordene's Royal Army, Durant was the captain of the Third Cavalry, but his men were decimated by the Imperial Army, and whittled down to a single unit by the time he met up with Yggdra and Milanor. He serves as Yggdra's tactician and explains the ways of war to her and Milanor over the course of the campaign for Paltina.
An Undine citizen of Embellia, her sister was deceived by Nessiah into giving him the Transmigragem. Nietzsche met Yggdra at Phelinas, and pledged her help in ending Embellia's war against the humans. Although Nietzsche fails to persuade Queen Emelone to lay down her arms, she vows to find the Transmigragem and return peace to the mermaid queendom.
The head of the house of Branthese, he is a talented magician whose specialty is necromancy. Although he once had good relations with House Esmerelda, his acceptance of the ankh from Nessiah set him on a collision course with Rosary, who had accepted the other ankh. It is up to the player to determine which of the two spellcasters survives.
The head of the house of Esmeralda, she is a talented magician skilled in the arts of creating life from inanimate matter. Although she once had good relations with House Branthese, her acceptance of the ankh from Nessiah set her on a collision course with Roswell, who had accepted the other ankh. It is up to the player to determine which of the two spellcasters survives.
Granddaughter of the late King Ordene's old friend Bly, Mistel is a native of the villages in the Lenessey Mountains. She is both a skilled tactician and a seasoned fighter, and she assists the Royal Army in getting past Baldus and Aegina in a special alternate battlefield in the PSP version of Yggdra Union. She is cheerful and has a sisterly air, but tends to be sensitive about her age.
Nicknamed the "Astral Fencer" for his unmatched sword technique, Russell was a native of Fantasinia who was forced to fight for Bronquia when Gulcasa abducted his fiancee and held her hostage. Depending on whether or not the Royal Army frees Flone from her cell in Castle Karona, he either betrays Bronquia and joins the Royal Army, or dies in battle against them, a prisoner of circumstance.
The leader of the Karona Resistance, Bronquia placed a high bounty on his head. He was rescued by the Royal Army, who assisted him in the retaking of his hideout from Mizer. Since his comrades have all died, he joined the Royal Army to defeat the empire.
A strange witch girl obsessed with Undines. She makes several attempts to capture Nietzsche, and joins the Royal Army in the PSP version simply to be near her. Pamela is a recurring character in the Dept. Heaven series.
An assassin under the tutelage of Zilva, she is Leon's younger sister. She waits for the opportunity to kill her brother, whom she believes irrevocably twisted and a danger to those around him. Branded a traitor, the Royal Army saves her and helps her to stop Leon. She later permanently joins the army and proved to be a great asset to them.
A member of the Temple Knights, he is a sworn defender of the Pope. Saved from certain death by the Royal Army, he is assisted by the Royal Army in finding Pope Joachim and in putting an end to the Bronquia-allied Meriant sect.
Major Characters (Bronquia) Edit
These twins are immediate kin to Yggdra. Eventually they came to the attention of Gulcasa, who recognized their ability and appointed them his personal taskforce commanders. The twins' loyalty to Gulcasa is as strong as is their hatred for Yggdra. Defiant to the end, they die in battle against the Royal Army at Flarewerk.
Luciana is the elder twin, and Aegina is the younger.
The leader of Bronquia's Imperial Knights, Leon is callous and undeniably cruel. His penchant for elaborate ambushes, and his joy at watching the negative reactions of the Royal Army to them, convinces Elena of his sadistic nature, leading her to attempt his assassination. Leon is unmoved by the betrayal of his younger sibling, and attempts to kill her himself. Cocky to the end, he is slain at the Gate of Redemption in Lost Aries.
The Court Magician for Bronquia, Eudy is an expert in the use of cannons. She is presumably killed when Kylier flies into, and destroys, her greatest masterpiece, the Ankh Cannon.
A master assassin, Zilva trained Elena for many years. Zilva leads several daring sabotage attempts on the Royal Army, but is slain when she is found by Milanor during the Ishnad sabotage operation. Zilva warns Elena that her emotions will one day be her undoing.
A longtime stalwart of Bronquia's knighthood, Baldus bears the nickname "The God of War" for his physical and strategic power in battle. The highest ranking military lieutenant to Emperor Gulcasa, he has superb defensive technique. A loyal follower and a devoted friend, he dies in battle covering Eudy and Emilia's escape from Ishnad.
Gulcasa's younger sister, she is the youngest of the Dragon Generals. Kind hearted and intimately concerned with the welfare of her people, she is fiercely loyal to her brother. She dies defending the Bronquian civilians in Drominos Swamp.
The new, determined leader of Bronquia, Gulcasa has earned the nickname "Emperor of Carnage" for his ruthless, despotic leadership. He carries the dragon Brongaa's genetic legacy in his veins. When this legacy is tapped, his body becomes a vessel for Brongaa's rage, incinerating everything around him.
Gulcasa is possessed by a deep hatred for the weak. He worships the exercise of strength and is determined to see the most powerful on the continent dominate. On this point he is adamant; he will not compromise. Only through total defeat can Gulcasa be placated at all.
Centuries ago, Nessiah was cast from Asgard by the gods for rebelling against the Gods. His true body lies imprisoned within the island of Ancardia and held by the Chains of Conviction. In order to free himself and exact vengeance for what was done to him, Nessiah gave his sword, the Gran Centurio, Paltinaeas who used it to found the kingdom of Fantasinia. This nation, Fantasinia, would be Nessiah's instrument in the conduct of many wars throughout history.
Minor Characters Edit
The reigning king of Fantasinia at the time of Bronquia's invasion, he was slain by Gulcasa.
A mercenary in the employ of Bronquia, he serves in various capacities.
A leader of bandits who attempts to take advantage of the chaos following Fantasinia's occupation.
A soldier of Embellia, she is determined to serve her queen to the end. She is slain guarding the bridge to Elise from the Royal Army.
A bounty hunter set on capturing Yggdra. He has a habit of showing up when Yggdra and company are intensely preoccupied with more pressing matters. He eventually gives up hunting her.
The proud Queen of Embellia. Emelone is a reserved, analytical person who puts a great deal of emphasis on her ties to others, believing them sacred and inviolable. She has a distinctive sense of justice that is all her own. When Nessiah steals the Transmigragem, she follows what her people desire in a war against the humans for their blood. She is slain by the Royal Army, but not before giving Nietzsche her final blessing.
Mistel's grandfather, and an old friend of the deceased King Ordene. He seems to be a competent tactician, and helps Mistel and the Royal Army evade Baldus and Aegina in Lenessey.
Russell's fianceé. When Gulcasa captured Castle Karona and with it, Russell and his men, he tried to get Russell to join forces with the Imperial Army so that he wouldn't have to kill a fighter he respected. Russell said no; Gulcasa decided to hold Flone hostage until the end of the war to force Russell to fight for him. Depending on the actions of the player, Flone is either rescued when the Royal Army retakes Karona or remains captive, unbeknownst to them.
A seer in service to the Fantasinian Royal Family. She warns Yggdra of the return to darkness to the land if Bronquia is not thwarted.
A bandit leader of the Nyllard Desert, he moves to take advantage of the unprotected desert towns in the absence of the Temple Knights. He commands a mighty golem, The Protector.
The 47th Pope of Meria. Traditionally, the Pope is supposed to be the one to crown the sovereign of Fantasinia, and so Joachim is sought by both the Royal and Imperial armies when it comes time for Yggdra to be crowned.
A young Bronquian civilian girl. She stands up against the invading Royal Army by inspiring the ordinary people to fight, but her inexperienced force is completely decimated when Yggdra passes through her village.
Leads another unit of the of the Bronquian civilian militia. Monica seems to be of great significance to him.
The angel guarding Heaven's Gate when the Royal Army reaches it via Ancardia. She orders Yggdra to turn back, or it will be perceived as their attacking Asgard.
Leader of the Asgard servants and is responsible for unleashing #367. He does this to both thwart Yggdra's advance towards Asgard and to test out #367's capabilities.
Soldiers who serve the Seven Magi. They were sent to intercept Yggdra's advancement towards Asgard and provide back-up for #367.
An inexperienced but powerful angelic soldier. She is an experimental grim angel; lab-raised in Asgard to serve the Seven Magi. Her physical appearance and fighting stance (not to mention the card and the Diviner that she uses) draws heavy reference to Malice, an antagonist and another Grim Angel in the game Riviera: The Promised Land. She is dispatched to prevent Yggdra and the Royal Army from intruding into Asgard.
Yggdra Union has an introduction cinematic that can be viewed only by parking on the title screen until the title theme ends. It can be viewed below.