Arte Description and History
Fortune's Arc is Tear's second mystic arte. The move can be activated only after all six Fonic Hymns have achieved 50 or more uses, as well as if the game has been completed and saved at least once. If these conditions are met, Fortune's Arc can be activated by using Judgment while in Over Limit. The move features Tear drawing up in an orb of light and chanting the incantation before damaging all enemies on the field. Fortune's Arc can not be avoided and can only be used once per battle. Fortune's Arc is also usable by Gelda Nebilim in the North American PlayStation 2 release and the Nintendo 3DS release. Nebilim has access to this mystic arte on all difficulties, using it more often on higher difficulty ranks. One thing notable about Nebilim's Fortune's Arc is that it can reduce the HP of all allies to 1 HP, but cannot kill them. However, it is entirely unavoidable.
Exclusive to the North American PS2 release and then integrated into the 3DS release, an extension is available to Fortune's Arc, which can be executed by holding down the "Attack" button during the original mystic arte. This nameless extension, only shown with a "mystic arte" label, features Tear chanting an additional incantation phrase and releasing waves of energy while surrounded by a fonic glyph, damaging all opponents on the field. Tear's cut-in image for Innocent Shine is used during this extension phase. The extension is similar in style to Sacred Penance, used by Philia Felice in the same game. Upon activating this extension, all allies are revived and fully healed, as well as given additional stat boosts during the battle. The move will also cure any status effects that any ally may have. This unnamed extension is described as the Hikari no Kago (光の加護?, "Blessing of Light") portion of the arte in 3DS Version Tales of the Abyss Perfect Guide.
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of the Abyss
User: Tear Grants
Japanese Quote: 天地に散りし白き光華よ、運命に従いて敵を滅せよ、フォーチューン・アーク！
Romanized Quote: Tenchi ni chirishi shiroki kouka yo, sadame ni shitagaite teki o messeyo. Foochun Aaku!!
Localized Quote: "O light that rains down on heaven and earth, bring my enemies to their destined annihilation. Fortune's Arc!"
- Hikari no Kago
Japanese Quote: そして、我らには光の加護を
Romanized Quote: Soshite, warera ni wa hikari no kago o
Localized Quote: "and grant us the divine protection of thy brilliance!"
Localized Quote: "Ah hahaha! You just might die!"