(Theospiti Temple Ruins)
|Characters||Herald, Herald's Driver|
|Required story progress||No story requirements|
Atonement is a Heart-to-Heart in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It can be found at the bottom level of Theospiti Temple Ruins in Theosoir, Kingdom of Tantal. Staying at Anastatia's before viewing this Heart-to-Heart may trigger additional dialogue pointing to its location. Viewing this Heart-to-Heart is required to unlock Herald's Key Affinity reward level 2.
It said to bring Herald to Theospiti Temple without delay.
I didn't catch the name of the man who left it. And he cleared off sharpish too.
But that's what he said!
We used to play here as children, you know...
They say that the Blade was so powerful, its Driver couldn't hope to control it.
There was nothing anyone could do. The incident was resolved when the Driver took their own life.
With that, the Blade was sealed within its Core Crystal.
And as a warning to future generations, it was buried here in the temple where the tragedy took place.
At times, I feel something.
A kind of...limitless power, dwelling within me.
Your Majesty, you may punish me however you see fit.
Even it it means breaking my Core Crystal into a thousand pieces and burying me for all eternity.
Well then, Your Majesty.
And if the legends speak truth, you, Herald, could be a valuable asset in the wars to come.
Now, your Driver is the bearer of great aptitude and strength.
Above all else, they possess an unyielding will.
And need we mention that they are acting alongside the Aegis?
Your Driver today is the very opposite of your Driver of yesteryear. You will not run wild.
So, I did not come here today to seal you away.
No, all I ask is that you wield your power as you see fit, and that you serve your Driver well.
If that's what it takes to repent for my sins, then so be it.
Take care of her.
Listen well, Herald.
I believe your Driver trusts you deeply.
And I trust your Driver just the same.
Even if you had some recollection of the past, you need not dwell on it.
Don't let yourself be chained to the past. Become your Driver's strength.
That's all I ask.
Aiding your Driver in the fierce battles to come is one such way.
Don't trap yourself in the past. Come with us. We'll fight together.
No point crying over spilled milk. Come with us. Fight with us!
The past is the past. You should leave it behind and fight at our side.
What happened, happened. But now, we want you on our side. Come with us!
- Herald says the name of her Driver here.
- While other Heart-to-Hearts involve minor NPCs, this is the only one that involves a major, plot-relevant NPC in Eulogimenos.