The Tethe Seals (裏降晶符 Rikoushoufu?, "Reverse Descend Crystal Seal"[1]) are a series of elemental support artes in Tales of Symphonia related to the elements of the Tethe'allan Summon Spirits.

Arte Description and History

Tethe Seals share a common effect in that they allow Sheena Fujibayashi to add the elemental attribute of the chosen arte to a party member after a short casting time. Their use is similar to the "Quartz" items in the game.

They come in four forms:

  • Tethe Seal: Earth (裏降晶符・地 Rikoushoufu: Chi?)
  • Tethe Seal: Ice (裏降晶符・氷 Rikoushoufu: Koori?)
  • Tethe Seal: Lightning (裏降晶符・雷 Rikoushoufu: Kaminari?)
  • Tethe Seal: Darkness (裏降晶符・闇 Rikoushoufu: Yami?)

The four seals match the Summon Spirits associated with Tethe'alla: Gnome, Celsius, Volt, and Shadow, and are obtained after Sheena forms a pact with the appropriate Spirit. Their Sylvaranti counterparts are represented by the Sylva Seals.


In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tales of Symphonia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2006-08-14) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.

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