The Nexus
the nexus

The Nexus is a hidden temple that "binds together the northern land of Boletaria." It binds the souls of all would-be demon soul hunters so they cannot leave; they can only travel to the 5 worlds connected by the archstones. This is your place of retreat and refuge, which contains a variety of NPCs and vendors to aid you in your journey.

Maps

Japanese Map: The Nexus
Japanese Map: The Nexus (English translation)

General Notes

  • The Nexus contains the Archstones, which allow a character to travel to the 5 worlds overtaken by the fog and demons. There is a sixth Archstone which appears shattered and unusable.
  • At the highest point reachable by the stairs, there is a door which leads to the Pantheon, which is the visual high-scores display. You can examine the stats and appearance of top online players, and your own 4 characters at the last time they "United the World" (beat the game).
  • The central transparent seal in the center floor of the Nexus is the entry point to the end game area, where the Old One is bound. Once you have defeated all the boss demons for all 5 worlds, the seal is broken, and The Maiden in Black can escort you to encounter it. (Note: You must speak to the Maiden in order to be escorted; jumping in without doing so will result in a very long fall, followed by death)
  • Once you have defeated three Archdemons (the very last boss demon of a given world), the normal background track becomes an organ track.

Important Tips

  • If you attack any of the vendors or NPCs in the Nexus by accident, immediately quit to the in-game menu. Doing so may prevent them from permanently attacking you whenever you draw near. This can be a game breaking experience, as some NPCs like Stockpile Thomas are vital for smooth gameplay. Merely reloading your game or letting them kill you will not rectify their hostility; they will stay aggressive until you either kill them or progress to the next playthrough. Note that this does not apply to The Maiden in Black, who will merely revive herself after being killed and not commence any hostilities towards you.
  • If you ever feel the need to suicide, the fastest way in the Nexus is to climb up the first set of curved stairs. You should be immediately above Patches, the Hyena. If you sprint or roll off this ledge so that you land on the central transparent seal, you should die. Make sure you don't land on Patches and hurt him, as this could turn him aggressive towards you.

Vendors

Teachers

Other NPCs

Pure Black Character Tendency Events

Pure White Character Tendency Events

  • Once pure white character tendency is achieved, speak to The Monumental to receive the Friend's Ring. This will only happen if you answered "Yes" when he asks of you to "accept the mission" during your initial conversation with him. Note that if you missed this chance, the opportunity will not present itself again until the next playthrough.

Items

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