Trust Levels and All Endings
Written by Cho
Asdivine Cross has two endings - a Normal End, and a True End.
Each ending also has optional "special" scenes involving the girls.
The only thing that affects which ending you'll get is Harvey's companion's Trust Level.
Normal End "Special Endings"
There are actually 3 Normal End "special ending" scenes - one for each girl (and one usual Normal End).
Normal Ends may be achieved in the first game playthrough and in New Game+ too.
I recomend to begin "hunt for the endings" only in New Game+, because you'll have more items that affect Trust Levels.
But, if you don't plan to play the game for the second time for additional content, don't worry: I'll cover both playthrough variations with the first game playthrough as the basis...
After you've achieved one of the Normal Ends at the first time, you'll be prompted to save your data, and then return to the title screen. If you continue from this point (do not use start New Game+ option), the game will put you back in Elysium, just before the final boss battle.
New Game+: After the battle with the final boss is over choose the option: "We'll take your places!" (Option "We can't do that..." will skip! Normal Ends and continue the storyline).
Now after the end credits, you'll recieve one of the Normal Ends.
In order to unlock a specific ending, one girl must have a Trust Level of 85 or higher. Also, it must be higher than the other girls.
But what happens if some girls have equal highest Trust? Then the ending would be chosen according to next priority:
Amelia -> Lucile -> Olivia.
If all Trust Levels would be <85, you'll receive Normal End – "Watchers from Above" with no additional scene after credits.
After returning to the title (do NOT save the game), reload your data, modify the girls Trust Levels, and then repeat the process.
(And, that's all. If you want True Ends, they may be achieved only in New Game+).
True End "Special Endings"
There are actually 4 True End "special ending" scenes - one for each girl by herself, and one let's name it hidden one :P.
In order to unlock a specific ending, one girl must have a Trust Level of 100. Also, it must be higher than the other girls.
But what happens if two girls have Trust Level of 100? Then the ending would be chosen according to next priority:
Amelia -> Lucile -> Olivia.
If all Trust Levels would be <100, you'll receive True End – "To the Future" with no additional scene after credits.
If all Trust Levels would be =100, you'll receive Happy (True) End – "Open for Business".
Follow the same process you used to unlock each of the Normal special endings, in order to unlock all True special endings.
How to Raise (and Lower) Trust Levels
As the story progress there will be special free time events, during which Harvey may talk with different party members to raise/decrease his Trust Level with each of them. (Pay attention that this is the first Asdivine series game where "wrong" answers might decrease! Trust Level).
Hint: Indepth of free time events you may find in MSG Commander's Location Walkthrough.
There is also a way to manipulate Trust Level with items (Four-leaf Clover, Stuffed Bunny, Prickly Cactus, Religious Treatises). Some of them you'll find during storyplay. All of them except Four-leaf Clover you may buy for Guild Coins (Four-leaf Clover may be bought only for AMP).
Hint: If you do not plan to play New Game+, you'll probably need additional "free" Trust Level Items. During playthrough you'll find only 2x Warehouse Key, and one of them must be used to open Luminia City Warehouse for Four-Leaf Clover x2. List of Warehouse items you may find in MSG Commander's Warehouse Treasure.
So, the items affects the Trust Level as follows:
List of All Endings:
|Normal End||True End|
|*||Watchers from Above||To the Future|
|Amelia||Sole Follower||I'll Stand by You|
|Lucile||Together||The Great Escape|
|All (Happy)||(none)||Open for Business|
* - without special scene after credits.