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- "If such a place did exist, maybe we could all live in peace, without the need to fight."
- — Rex
Elysium (Japanese: 楽園, Rakuen, lit. Eden, Paradise) is a location in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It is a fabled paradise supposedly located on top of the World Tree. It is sought by the heroes while attempting to save Alrest. Pyra calls this place her home.
Elysium is a location finally reached by the party from the Upper Level area of the First Low Orbit Station. Upon the party's arrival, Elysium is revealed to be an artificial space habitat which is situated on the orbital station and has long since fallen into a barren, derelict and utterly desiccated state. It is full of signs of having once been home to civilization, featuring the ruins of roads, houses, urban buildings and even a children's playground, all completely abandoned. The sun is visible in a fixed location of the habitat's sky during all hours of the day and night; if the habitat ever had day/night cycles in the past, it no longer does. Mòrag comments on Elysium's sheer size, observing that it appears large enough to hold all of Alrest's inhabitants with room to spare. The bell heard in Pyra's visions can still be heard ringing, the sound coming from the ruins of an Old Temple with a staircase leading down underground to the Architect's Room where the Architect, Klaus, awaits.
Long ago, the people of the world of Alrest were once said to live atop the World Tree together with their creator, the Architect. This land called Elysium was a true paradise, and its sweet rain and golden sunshine brought forth abundant harvests. However one day, the people were banished from this Eden. No one knows the reason.
The people took refuge below, but life was hard there and they began to die out. Just as all hope was almost gone, the Architect sent his servants, the Titans, to save humanity. To escape extinction, the remaining people made homes on the backs of the Titans and dwelt there for countless generations. However, now the Titans are dying out, and the quest to return to Elysium has begun.