Jealousy



Credits: Pegasus Knight, Pikaroom

Introduction

There exists a hidden jealousy system, which affects love growth in this game.

The Jealousy system comes into play whenever a second female waits adjacent to the female in a male-female pair.

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If the second female (B) has a higher priority for the male than the original female (A), then the second female will snatch the adjacent lover’s bonus from the original (the uniform +5 bonus).

Jealousy stacks for multiple “secondary” females and even for multiple males. I’ll just describe the two simplest formations that utilise stacking.

T-shape Formation

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In this case, Tiltyu (the Thunder Mage) has the highest priority for Claude (the High Priest) and will snatch the adjacent bonus from Sylvia (the Dancer) first. Since Sylvia no longer has a bonus, Fury (the Pegasus Knight) will not be able to snatch anything. Putting Fury there is basically fairly useless.

Square Formation

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In this formation, Tiltyu (the Thunder Mage) will get both Sylvia (the Dancer) and Fury’s (the Pegasus Knight) adjacent lover bonus (gaining a total bonus of +10). This is a method of greatly speeding up love growth (since instead of the normal +5 bonus, you can get +10), which may be useful in ranked playthroughs or simply just to get couples earlier.

Character Priority

First Generation (If you’ve never reset the game)

Male(s) Priority
Lex/Azel/Jamka/Holyn Ira > Lachesis > Briggid > Other girls
Midayle Ethlin > Adean > Fury > Ira > Lachesis > Briggid > Other girls
Fin/Dew/Beowolf/Levin Adean > Fury > Ira > Lachesis > Briggid > Other girls
Claude Tiltyu > Sylvia > Diadora > Ethlin > Adean > Fury > Ira > Lachesis > Briggid
Others All girls equal

First Generation (If you’ve reset the game at least once)

Male(s) Priority
Midayle Ethlin > Other girls
Dew/Jamka Adean > Ira > Ethlin > Other girls
Holyn/Beowolf/Levin Lachesis > Diadora > Adean > Ira > Ethlin > Other girls
Claude Tiltyu > Briggid > Fury > Sylvia > Lachesis > Diadora > Adean > Ira > Ethlin
Others All girls equal

Notes: > means ‘higher priority than’.

“Reset the game” means closing the game and then loading a saved game file. If you’re playing on emulator, chances are you won’t ever have to reset the game (since you can just load savestates, which are snapshots).

Second Generation

The lists are a bit limited here, but then again pairing is less important in the 2nd Generation.

One important consequence is that, as long as the game hasn’t been reset since starting the 2nd Generation, CelicexYuria will have higher priority than both CelicexRana and CelicexLakche. Therefore the CelicexYuria pairing can eventually be achieved by manipulating the Jealousy sytem (although it appears the initial love points for CelicexYuria is set to 0 instead of 490).
Otherwise, if you reset, all the girls have equal priority with Celice.

External links

If you can understand Japanese or Chinese, these links on the Jealousy system might be interesting:

  • Pegasus Knight (seems to be one of the original sources)
  • Pikaroom (has some nice pictures – very helpful even if you can’t read anything)
  • ChinaFE (references Pegasus Knight)