- "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.
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 dwelled there for countless generations. However, now the Titans are dying out, and the quest to return to Elysium has begun.