Brave Vesperia (凛々の明星「ブレイブヴェスペリア」 Rinrin no Myoujou / Bureibuvesuperia?, "Bravery of the Morning Star") is one of the final boss's optional mystic artes in Tales of Vesperia. It combines elements of the mystic artes used by the playable characters into a single devastating attack.
Arte Description and History
When activated, Duke charges up a tower of energy like Raven's Blast Heart, but instead of releasing it, he then slashes the foe like Repede's Slash!! technique. In the wake of this blow, he releases four elemental spheres that violently converge like Rita Mordio's Ancient Catastrophe. Duke follows up with an uppercut reminiscent of Judith's Radiant Moonlight. While airborne, he turns and throws a hammer at the foes below him, like Karol Capel's Overlord Reign Impact. Once he falls to the floor, he charges and slashes at the foe in the same manner as the final slash of Yuri Lowell's Savage Wolf Fury, complete with extra slashes after he passes by. Finally, he rises up to the heavens and hits the foes with a massive blast of energy almost exactly like Estelle's Sacred Penance attack. The final portion of the arte also restores Duke's health. This mystic arte does not change to accomodate Flynn and Patty's mystic artes, in spite of their fully playable status as party members in the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
While it is a combination of all the mystic artes for the playable characters in the game, it is named after the star that goes by the same name, "Brave Vesperia". In Japan, the name Rinrin no Myoujou (凛々の明星?) is used to refer to this star, but this name itself is read as "Brave Vesperia".
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Vesperia
Japanese Quote: 参る！ 汝らが現し身、我が掌中にあり！ ブレイブ！ヴェスペリア！
Romanization: Mairu! Nanjiraga arawashi mi, waga shouchuu ni ari! Bureibu! Vesuperia!
Localized Incantation: "Your very beings are within my grasp! Brave Vesperia!"