Aselia Wiki
Aselia Wiki

Ancient Catastrophe as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Ancient Catastrophe (エンシェントカタストロフィ Enshentokatasutorofi?) is a mystic arte signature to Rita Mordio from Tales of Vesperia.

Arte Description and History

Once executed, four balls of energy representing the elements of Fire, Wind, Earth, and Water rise from the ground. As Rita changes her pose, the balls circle around for a moment, then stop, growing larger during the process. Rita then encloses herself with a barrier before the four balls release their energy. The user's barrier then reflects the magic into a flash.

As with the other mystic artes of most of the playable character in Tales of Vesperia, a portion of this arte appears in the Brave Vesperia mystic arte, which is used by the Radiant Winged One, who also takes normal artes from the characters. After slashing through his enemies, he then summons the four orbs from Ancient Catastrophe, which pour their power into a central location. Unlike this original version, Brave Vesperia does not involve a shield reflecting a blast, and the overall effect is smaller.


Ancient Catastrophe as it appears in Tales of VS.

Ancient Catastrophe as it appears in Tales of Crestoria.

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles


In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Description: 万象をなしえる根源たる力 太古に刻まれしその記憶 我が呼び声に答え 今、此処に蘇れ!エンシェントカタストロフィ!来れがあたしの研究世界よ。
Romanized Quote: Banshou wo nashieru kongentaru chikara, taiko ni kizamareshi sono kioku, waga yobi koe ni kotae... Ima, koko ni yomigaere! Enshentokatasutorofi! Kore ga atashi no kenkyuu sekai yo.
Localized Quote: "O power that lies at the root of all creation, O memory inscribed in ages past, hear my call and arise before me... Ancient Catastrophe! This is the fruit of my research."

If the enemy is defeated:
Localized Quote: "That's my true power!"