Arte Description and History
Once executed, four balls of energy representing the elements of Fire, Wind, Earth, and Water rise from the ground. As the user changes their pose, the balls circle around for a moment, then stop, growing larger during the process. The user then encloses themself 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 a boss who also takes normal artes from the characters. After slashing through their enemies, the user 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 so the overall effect is smaller.
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."