Akashic Records is a legendary and a nigh indecipherable tome said to contain information on Orience's past, present, and future in Final Fantasy Type-0. It is first mentioned by a dominion legionary in Rokol, who has heard rumors of its existence.
Director Hajime Tabata has explained the records is like a revelation or a prophecy, and includes the summary of Orience's history for every cycle. Though never revealed in-game, one of the Vermilion Peristylium's duties is to maintain the history's darkest record in the Akashic Records, generation by generation. It is thus implied to contain information preserved from previous cycles, and thus predict the coming of the end of the world.
The Final Fantasy Type-0 Kōshiki Settei Shiryōshū Aku no Hishi art book contains an artwork of the tome, but it never appears in-game, though it is presumed to be kept somewhere in Akademeia. The tome has Etro's gate motif in the middle.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Akashic records (a term coined in the late 1800s from akasha, the Sanskrit word for "sky", "space", "luminous", or "æther") are a compendium of thoughts, events, and emotions believed by Theosophists to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane. There is no scientific evidence for existence of the Akashic records.In theosophy and anthroposophy, the