Don't dillydally here. Let's go awaken the crystals.
Semiprecious stones obtained after defeating the monk Barras Lehr and white mage Holly Whyte. Possessing a particular stone will confer that stone's job on the bearer.
D's Journal description
Asterisks (アスタリスク, Asutarisuku?) appear in Bravely Default and Bravely Second: End Layer as small gems with a star inside that confer the job contained within them to their bearer. In Bravely Default, there are twenty-three obtainable asterisks, while in Bravely Second twenty-nine asterisks are available with many returning from the first game.
The party must defeat an asterisk holder in order to obtain the asterisk containing their respective jobs. Only the Freelancer job has no asterisk.
Story[edit | edit source]
Asterisks are jewel-like objects that were created by the Sage Yulyana in his plot to usurp the Crystal Orthodoxy's authority in "granting vocations".
Initially, changing one's job or 'vocation' required a special approval from within the Crystal Orthodoxy. With the asterisks however, the Sage would be able to prevent the institution from growing rich from fat profits known as 'alms'. Sage approached the panicked high officials and the grand patriarch, proposing to them the asterisks, mentioning that "granting vocations should be based on it, as overseen by the Orthodoxy." To that end, those wanting to apply for a 'vocation' would apply to the Orthodoxy and pay a fair price. Those who could pay may apply to change their jobs. The grand patriarch and his officials only sought profit through it, thus they agreed to Sage's proposal.
Afterwards, Sage was then appointed by the grand patriarch as the 'overseer' of the new asterisk system. However, since Sage was the only person who possessed the knowledge of creating the asterisks, coupled with the fact that he had changed the previous system of changing jobs towards the asterisk system, he had essentially robbed the Crystal Orthodoxy of their authority to grant vocations. Acknowledging his success in having robbed the Orthodoxy of their influence, he escaped from the position, taking with him the knowledge of creating the asterisks. Since the profits gained from the asterisk system were controlled by Sage who had already sequestered himself within the Yulyana Woods, the Crystal Orthodoxy were thus rendered incapable of gaining any semblance of profit from the asterisk job system.
Twelve new asterisks make their appearance in Bravely Second, most of them in the possession of the Glanz Empire.When the empire excavated Ba'al Diamante from the Ba'al Crater, the kaiser found a secret hoard of asterisks, which he distributed among his most loyal followers.
List of asterisks[edit | edit source]
Bravely Default[edit | edit source]
Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]
|Wizard||Bella||Glanz Empire||Pilgrim's Grove||Prologue|
|Charioteer||Cú Chulainn||Glanz Empire||Frozen Hollows||Prologue|
|Fencer||Janne Angard||Glanz Empire||Eternian Central Command||Prologue|
|Bishop||Nikolai Nikolanikov||Glanz Empire||Eternian Central Command||Prologue|
|Astrologian||Norzen Horoskoff||None||Al-Khampis||Chapter 1|
|Catmancer||Minette Napkatti||Glanz Empire||Harena Sea Caves||Chapter 1|
|Red Mage||Fiore DeRosa||Eternian Forces||Harena Ruins||Chapters 1 or 5|
|Thief||The Jackal||Eternian Forces||Harena Ruins||Chapters 1 or 5|
|Swordmaster||Nobutsuna Kamiizumi||Eternian Forces||Miasma Woods||Chapters 1 or 5|
|Summoner||Mephilia Venus||Eternian Forces||Miasma Woods||Chapters 1 or 5|
|Hawkeye||Aimee Matchlock||Glanz Empire||Eisen Bridge||Chapter 2|
|Patissier||Angelo OVO Panettone||Glanz Empire||Yunohana||Chapter 2|
|White Mage||Holly Whyte||Eternian Forces||Mythril Mines or House by the Sea||Chapters 2 or 5|
|Merchant||Erutus Profiteur||Eternian Forces||Mythril Mines or House by the Sea||Chapters 2 or 5|
|Black Mage||Ominas Crowe||Eternian Forces||Grapp Keep||Chapters 2 or 5|
|Ranger||Artemia Venus||Eternian Forces||Grapp Keep||Chapters 2 or 5|
|Knight||Argent Heinkel||Eternian Forces||Starkfort||Chapters 2 or 5|
|Ninja||Konoe Kikyō||Eternian Forces||Starkfort||Chapters 2 or 5|
|Exorcist||Geist the Bloody||Glanz Empire||Sagitta Village||Chapter 3|
|Monk||Barras Lehr||Eternian Forces||Twilight Ruins||Chapters 3 or 5|
|Valkyrie||Einheria Venus||Eternian Forces||Twilight Ruins||Chapters 3 or 5|
|Pirate||Hayreddin Barbarossa||Black Blades||Witherwood or Florem||Chapters 3 or 5|
|Performer||Praline à la Mode||Eternian Forces||Witherwood or Florem||Chapters 3 or 5|
|Time Mage||Eloch Quentis Khamer VIII||Eternian Forces||Engine Room||Chapters 3 or 5|
|Dark Knight||Alternis Dim||Eternian Forces||Engine Room||Chapters 3 or 5|
|Guardian||Revenant Grace||Glanz Empire||Skyhold||Chapter 4|
|Kaiser||Kaiser Oblivion||Glanz Empire||Geneolgia Crypts||Chapter 5|
|Templar||Braev Lee||Eternian Forces||Cave of Vestments||Chapter 6|
|Yōkai||Yōko||None||Vampire Castle||Chapter 6|
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
asterisk (Greek: ἀστερίσκος, asteriskos, "little star") is a typographical symbol or glyph. It is so called because it resembles a conventional image of a star.An