Esther Bright

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Esther Bright
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Former Grand Protector
Esther Bright is a former human Grand Protector who retired her status in order to pursue her research involving the return of the universe's biggest threat, the Ruin. She is known for a dedicated heart, not only for her research, but as well as her hobbies and interests, where she even attempted to catalogue all known bugs and insects in the universe.

She acts as the main quest-giver and narrator of the game.


Personal Life

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Protector Past

She was the former Grand Protector before Leda Portia, who died during Earth's destruction. After retiring as Grand Protector, she followed her research of the Ruin and the Cultivator. She has the ability to send messages through the Ancient Gate. It is unknown if she is disabled. We know that she has an interest in bugs.

Relationship to Asra Nox

Throughout the game, she is hinted to have connections to Asra Nox, the leader of the cultists.

Long ago, Esther found a little girl named Asra Nox, the sole survivor following the pillaging of a settlement by a group of raiders composed of Floran, Apex, and Avians. Knowing that Asra had nothing left, Esther decided to take her under her wing. Despite flourishing under Esther's care, what happened to her home never left Asra, leaving in her a deep hatred for alien races. After some time, Esther took Asra away from the Protectorate, presumably passing the torch of Grand Protector to Leda Portia, in order to pursue her research on the Ancients. Eventually, Esther's research took them to a remote star away from civilization, where she discovered ancient writings about "an archaic force of unspeakable might" bent on destroying all life - the Ruin. She decided to share this knowledge with Asra, in hopes of channeling her brilliance towards stopping the Ruin. Instead, the knowledge sparked Asra's deep-seated hatred for aliens, leading her to believe that the Ruin was a 'cleansing force' that would destroy all 'inferior life' in the universe, leaving only humans. Esther's attempts to rectify this misunderstanding only angered Asra, leading to Asra's departure from Esther and the creation of the Occasus Cult, a human-supremacist group hell-bent on the release of the Ruin and the primary antagonists of the main story.

Encounters

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Outpost

Esther Bright is the first NPC that the player will meet that will involve the story line for the six artifacts. Her signal is received by the ancient gateway in the planet the player will beam down when starting a new world. She is found in the Ark next to the Monolith Gate. She will guide the player in the retrieval of the six artifacts to open the ark.

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