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The Indoline Praetorium (Japanese: アーケディア法王庁, Ākedia Hōōchō, lit. Acēdia Holy See/Episcopal Government) is a Nation in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It is the theocratic government of the Titan Indol. Its people worship the Titans. This organization has influence on military, it controls the procurement and supply of Core Crystals, of which Blades are born, and keeps every Blade in Alrest officially tracked and controlled.
The Praetorium on Indol is a traditional religious state with a beautiful cityscape. The Praetor is also the ruler of the people on the Titan. Indol is home to many refugees from various dying Titans and wars.
As the party climbs the World Tree, Indol surfaces from the Cloud Sea to engage in battle with the Tornans. At this point, Indol becomes a hostile power to the party, and they can no longer travel or complete quests there; in addition, its development points and mercenary missions are transferred to the Leftherian Archipelago.
Amalthus, then an Indoline Inquisitor, brought the Aegis Cores back to the Indoline Praetorium. From there, he awakened Malos first, and Malos began his attack on Alrest. In the year 3564, the Praetorium, under the command of the 107th Praetor, Rhadallis, issues an attack against the nation of Coeia. Malos' involvement in the battle leads to the Coeian Titan sinking beneath the Cloud Sea.
Eventually Malos leaves Amalthus and the Praetorium, and he is eventually subdued by Tornan hero Addam wielding the other Aegis Mythra. In this time, Amalthus is appointed to Praetor. He then issues an attack on the Kingdom of Torna in an effort to destroy the Aegis, not knowing that Addam and Mythra left Torna to seal away the Aegis' power. The attack ends up killing Lora, and Jin consumes her flesh to continue living on as a Flesh Eater. The Tornan Titan sinks beneath the Cloud Sea nearby the Land of Morytha, and the remaining Tornans flee to the titan Genbu. A few Tornan refugees are used to create Blade Eaters, though Amalthus later massacres most of them to keep the practice secret to the Praetorium.
350 years prior to the Aegis's reawakening, the Osirian Treaty was signed, which stated that Indol could not intervene in times of war. Amalthus eventually gets his hands on Haze's Core Crystal and later bonds with her as Fan la Norne, now the Goddess of the Praetorium. Along the same time that the Aegis is reawakened, Amalthus saves the lives of Zeke and Pandoria. Zeke is then hired as a special envoy for Indol and is tasked with testing the Aegis' Driver and bringing him to Indol.
After Rex awakens the Aegis and meets Vandham, Vandham takes him to his friend Cole. Cole gives him an old dagger and tells Rex that his Driver would know how to get to the World Tree. Fan la Norne appears before the party in Bulge Harbor and tells Rex that the Praetor has requested an audience. They meet Amalthus, who turns out to be Cole's Driver as well.
Upon reaching Indol, the party sees the large refugee camp within Indol, with many refugees protesting Blades as the cause of wars. Mòrag reveals that the Praetorium is responsible for distributing Core Crystals to all of Alrest with a special cleansing procedure. Many refugees turn out to be Gormotti who fled from the Gormotti War ten years prior.
Rex and the party attend a conference with Praetor Amalthus the following day. Amalthus agrees to help Rex reach the World Tree, though Mythra and Rex both show some hesitancy to accept his help. Their plans come to a halt when Jin hijacks the Judicium Titan Weapon in Temperantia and attacks Urayan troops. Amalthus informs the party of this, and Mòrag leads an investigation with the party. They discover Senator Roderich did not issue the attack and conclude that Torna did. The party travels to Temperantia and is able to stop the Titan Weapon, though Fan la Norne is later killed by Jin. War is about to break out between Uraya and Mor Ardain when Indol intervenes.
A Ruler's Congres is held in Indol; Praetor Amalthus, Inquisitor Mòrag, Emperor Niall, Queen Raqura, His Highness the Crown Prince Ozychlyrus "Zeke" Brounev Tantal, Acting Chairman Niranira, and the Aegis Mythra attend. Mikhail, Patroka, and Akhos consider attacking the summit but ultimately retreat. Queen Raqura discovers that Mor Ardain did not issue the attack, and Mòrag, Zeke, and Mythra convince the rulers that the attack was the work of Torna. The rulers agree to lift the restriction prohibiting people from climbing the World Tree. Fan la Norne is given a funeral in Seoris Plaza, but she strangely does not return to her Core Crystal.
Bana attacks Niall and Raqura aboard an Ardainian Warship in Indol and attempts to use Giga Rosa to kill both leaders and start a war. He is eventually defeated, but a self destruct feature ends up nearly killing Emperor Niall; he survives with the help of Nia. Amalthus then sends Rex to Tantal as an envoy for Indol, stating that they must acquire the Omega Fetter to get rid of Ophion and get to the World Tree. King Eulogimenos then reveals that Indol had agreed to keep the fraudulent claim of Addam's bloodline a secret if Tantal provided them with a constant supply of Core Chips. In the correspondence to Eulogimenos, Amalthus threatened to reveal this secret if they did not hand over the Omega Fetter.
Amalthus eventually hears about Rex's defeat at the hands of Jin at Genbu Crown and then issues commencement of an unknown ceremony. Indol then intercepts the Marsanes as Torna attempts to climb the World Tree. The Praetorium has outfitted Indol with special weaponry and sends multiple Indoline Stars after the Marsanes. It is revealed that Amalthus implanted a portion of Fan la Norne's Core Crystal into himself, and as a Blade Eater, he attempts to control Mythra into summoning Siren to attack Torna. When Rex and Mythra refuse to cooperate, Amalthus uses his power to summon the Titans. He orders Mor Ardain and Uraya to fire large energy blasts at the World Tree; Mor Ardain begins losing significant amounts of energy, and evacuations begin.
With the help of Poppi, Rex and Mythra get close to Indol, and Mythra assumes her ascended state and uses Siren's power to destroy Indol's amplification towers, preventing Amalthus from controlling Blades and Titans. The Marsanes assumes a new, mech-like form, and Mikhail pilots it against Indol. Eventually, Mikhail slams Indol into the World Tree, and the Titan is killed in a large explosion. Amalthus, however, survives, and attempts to stop the party once more at Megrez Gateway.
Landmarks and Locations
- Main article: Indol Salvage Point
- Fire Dragons Member
- Head Fire Dragon
Normal Minor Enemies
Quest Exclusive Boss
Both the Japanese and English names allude to one of the seven deadly sins, sloth, the former using the Latin word and the latter from indolence.