A Quick Thesis on Psynergy
Its nearing 1am and my mind is dulling, so please forgive any nonsense or spelling errors.
Anyways, with the introduction of dark psynergy in Dark Dawn, it opens up a whole can of worms as to the exploration and study of psynergy as a whole. Just what exactly is dark psynergy? And if theres dark psynergy, is there also light psynergy? What exactly makes it different from standard psynergy? Is standard psynergy light psynergy?
While I admit there are many issues with Dark Dawn storywise, I do think that this expansion on psynergy could be quite fun to explore if not taken too seriously. I have a few ideas as to what the divergent psynergies could be, but the one Ill be explaining here is by far my most favorite. Since Im not too knowledgeable on GS lore, there is potential for many mistakes. For those I apologize, and feel free to add your own thoughts and corrections to the discussion.
My own personal theory is that dark psynergy is just warped psynergy. And as a person who believes in middles, I also like to think there is a corruption for light energy as well. In DD we learn that the Jenei attempt to control light and dark through the Apollo Lens and Grave Eclipses, but both are failures that result in catastrophic events. Thus ends the study on light and dark, correct? False. After the Golden Sun event (which we will touch on in a bit) we know that the Tuaparang arrive within the thirty year absence of gameplay in an advanced airship. They are claimed to be descendants of a previously undiscussed clan of adepts called the Umbra Clan. As the book in Sana states, this clan was wiped out, before returning as the Zenith Clan, hinting that only Jupiter adepts survived whatever it was that wiped out their ancestors (see Zenith Strike, a Jupiter weapon unleash). However, Blados and Chalis are not Jupiter Adepts. Chalis is Mars based, and Blados is Mercury (the wiki says they have the elemental weaknesses to back this up). So, on the admittedly flimsy assumption that only Jupiter Adepts survive the Umbra tragedy, how on earth would a Mars and Mercury adept get their hands on Dark Psynergy? We dont know how long ago the tragedy was, so while its possible theyd be able to recruit other adepts into their own during the 30 year span, what were they doing while they were considered wiped out? No one seems to have heard of a Luna adept, so even if it was natural itd be extremely recessive, and the very few dark adepts would not be able to carry on the lineage enough to create a assumably large populace. And since no one seems to have heard of either clan, its quite obvious they didnt get out much. They seem to live on an airship as well, so its unlikely that a psynergy stone has any say in it either. The only conclusion that makes sense to my sleep deprived mind is that unlike Stellar Psynergy (or standard psynergy), Lunar Psynergy (Umbra/Dark psynergy) is taught, not inherited. Note how the Jenei attempted to control light and dark. Unless the elements were also tamed and I missed that part of lore, Im under the assumption that natural inclination for stellar psynergy is naturally gifted through either inheritance or psynergy stone radiation. If the previous statement is true, then that means that Lunar and Solar psynergy are not natural, therefore making them warped and corrupted versions of Stellar psynergy. Even the Luna Adepts had Stellar specialties, as mentioned before. Thats also why weve never seen any Luna or Sol djinn, unless the eternally longed for GS4 was to introduce them as well as Luna and Sol psynergy.
So, in sleepy conclusion! I personally feel like Luna and Sol psynergy are warped versions of Stella psynergy due to the lack of previous appearance before the Tuaparang, the Zenith/Umbra Clan being in isolation for several years and being unable to procreate with other adepts outside of Jupiter until they started recruiting people, and whatever else I tried to make confusing points up there with!
As for the Golden Sun event I mentioned earlier, I think I just wanted to say that it was the sealing of Stella Psynergy, the Apollo Lense was the sealing of Sol Psynergy, and the Luna Tower was sealing Luna Psynergy. Crap keeps hitting the fan since now that Luna and Sol exist, its messing up Weywards fung shui and causing the decay of the world and the vortexes. The three need to come to balance (and not in the sealed up way since psynergy seems to be a natural part of the Weyward ecosystem), so
everyone keeps misunderstanding I suppose? Im guessing the Stella psynergy was locked up because the people thought it was the cause of the damage Luna and Sol were doing
? I dont know at this point
Well, any input is appreciated! Feel free to discuss or whatever down below =w= Havens off to work on profiles now.
Well, here is my theories about psynergy, related to DD :
"Normal" psynergy and "Dark" psynergy are dual uses of alchemy.
Remember the (trippy) dream realms in DD ?
(Fantasmal bog and the alternate Border Town)
My hypothesis is that those planes are spirit/mental planes,
acting like a dual world to Standard Weyard.
Following this assumption,
I think that psynergy tap into the concepts and energies lying into these realms :
The mind channels concepts into the psysical plane.
I think that Normal/Light psynergy put more of an emphasis into
"acting on the physical plane"
while the Dark psynergy emphasis on "Tapping from the mind realm".
In a word, DD made me think that Weyard might be based,
on a balance between two astral planes (Spiritual and material).
As a conclusion note :
I think that the elemental stars room is our first trip into the mind realm.
That is to say :
The puzzle with sol and Luna, in sol sanctum,
is actually activating a portal between the two planes,
for people to access the elemental stars,
that were hidden from the material world, in the mind world.
That all for my theories.