Meaning of the PSO symbol

Cassie 9

Real Life Red Ring Rico
Whelp, stage 1 is complete. We got started late so it's only the line work. Going back in a few weeks for the detail and color work. I do hope you go for it. Would love to see how it turns out! I for one and very happy with this so far. Almost turning into a half sleeve at this point.
!!!!!! Beautiful. I'm going to my consultation in a couple days. I'm excited. I'm not planning on adding any color, tbh, just the black and white.
 
This guy (randomly found on the net) has it all, but it's much larger then my circle. Plus mine is on the cap of the shoulder, slightly more awkward then the flat part of the arm.
 

Attachments

  • g2dGsL0_d_1.jpg
    g2dGsL0_d_1.jpg
    27.7 KB · Views: 79
Another angle of mine so far. I really like that guys background and most likely going that route minus the text.
 

Attachments

  • IMAG1958.jpg
    IMAG1958.jpg
    1,001.7 KB · Views: 51

Arawen

Member
the symbol is actually derived from an even older symbol in the phantasy star series. Which can be seen on the sealed ruins door after the Vol Opt boss match in single mode.
Pso_Proof_1.jpg
Pso_Proof_2.jpg
Pso_Proof_3.jpg
scene_243.png
latest

Tohru Yoshida, a character and graphic designer for both Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star IV (also the director of PSIV) had this to say about the symbol in a recent interview from April 2017 for the MEMIDRIVE Phanta! fan book. https://mobile.twitter.com/memiest/status/907573981162565632
Yoshida: I personally call it the Algol Mark. In the backstory details, it is a traditional emblem that has been long existent in the Algol Systems. The one that Rune has is the closest to the original. The one Rika has is the arranged version. The emblem on Raja's head too is supposedly an original version. A Dezorian version. "The Three Planets and the One Large Light" is the image and that emblem also represents something important as well.
latest
FAQ_SummonCircle.gif
 
Last edited:

heichiro

Palmerian
the symbol is actually derived from an even older symbol in the phantasy star series. Which can be seen on the sealed ruins door after the Vol Opt boss match in single mode.
Pso_Proof_1.jpg
Pso_Proof_2.jpg
Pso_Proof_3.jpg
scene_243.png
latest

Tohru Yoshida, a character and graphic designer for both Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star IV (also the director of PSIV) had this to say about the symbol in a recent interview from April 2017 for the MEMIDRIVE Phanta! fan book. https://mobile.twitter.com/memiest/status/907573981162565632
Yoshida: I personally call it the Algol Mark. In the backstory details, it is a traditional emblem that has been long existent in the Algol Systems. The one that Rune has is the closest to the original. The one Rika has is the arranged version. The emblem on Raja's head too is supposedly an original version. A Dezorian version. "The Three Planets and the One Large Light" is the image and that emblem also represents something important as well.
latest
FAQ_SummonCircle.gif



Wow! what is that thing with Nei? Is it an anime or something??
 
Amazing write up! Thank you very much for expanding on the topic and in all honesty bringing it back in focus. My apologies that we hijacked it so far with the tattoo thing.
 

Didi

Palmacosta
Tohru Yoshida, a character and graphic designer for both Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star IV (also the director of PSIV) had this to say about the symbol in a recent interview from April 2017 for the MEMIDRIVE Phanta! fan book. https://mobile.twitter.com/memiest/status/907573981162565632
Yoshida: I personally call it the Algol Mark. In the backstory details, it is a traditional emblem that has been long existent in the Algol Systems. The one that Rune has is the closest to the original. The one Rika has is the arranged version. The emblem on Raja's head too is supposedly an original version. A Dezorian version. "The Three Planets and the One Large Light" is the image and that emblem also represents something important as well.
This information was super important for me to write my community's history. Thanks!:)
 

Le120

Member
the symbol is actually derived from an even older symbol in the phantasy star series. Which can be seen on the sealed ruins door after the Vol Opt boss match in single mode.
Pso_Proof_1.jpg
Pso_Proof_2.jpg
Pso_Proof_3.jpg
scene_243.png
latest

Tohru Yoshida, a character and graphic designer for both Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star IV (also the director of PSIV) had this to say about the symbol in a recent interview from April 2017 for the MEMIDRIVE Phanta! fan book. https://mobile.twitter.com/memiest/status/907573981162565632
Yoshida: I personally call it the Algol Mark. In the backstory details, it is a traditional emblem that has been long existent in the Algol Systems. The one that Rune has is the closest to the original. The one Rika has is the arranged version. The emblem on Raja's head too is supposedly an original version. A Dezorian version. "The Three Planets and the One Large Light" is the image and that emblem also represents something important as well.
latest
FAQ_SummonCircle.gif

So, based on that, I believe it is safe to assume the three big circles represent Parma, Motavia and Dezoris. Then the circle in the center, who looks like it has a connection with those external circles, might be the Sun, pretty much like in the original symbol. (I know, I might be stating the obvious here).

Now, what is puzzling me is the presence of the photon blasts names. What are they doing here?
But if I think about it, the photon blast are only seen with the mags, which does not seem to be manufactured on Pioneer 2 (no merchant sell them to my knowledge) but rather found on Ragol. And if you add that you start finding them in the mines and then in the ruins of the spaceship (which I understood was basically Algol solar system taking out the trash into the space because Dark Falz was starting to feel like a nuisance.), I would say they come from Algol too (stating the obvious here, maybe? I frankly do not know, I am a few decades late on the whole reasoning about the lore).
Then, I guess the photon blasts are somehow a way of manipulating "photon energy", like six big "schools" of manipulating it, developed in Algol solar system. Not necessarily a way to, well, blast things away, but if this is indeed technology from Algol, I would not be surprise to hear the only way the hunters understood how to use it is to make it explode in peoples face. (I mean, this is basically what happened when humanity first understood there was a way to unleash energy by breaking atoms.)

So... I might be going a bit too much on the "Dark Souls' lore" way of reasoning here (mainly with the idea of the mags only found in the mines and ruins so it must come from Algol), but do that seem plausible to you?
Or better, does anyone have an explanation of what are the photon blasts and why they are on the symbol of what is essentially Dark Falz's seal ?

Oh, and while I am at it : yup, this is one neat-looking symbol alright.
 

+Shadow+

Member
the symbol is actually derived from an even older symbol in the phantasy star series. Which can be seen on the sealed ruins door after the Vol Opt boss match in single mode.
Pso_Proof_1.jpg
Pso_Proof_2.jpg
Pso_Proof_3.jpg
scene_243.png
latest

Tohru Yoshida, a character and graphic designer for both Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star IV (also the director of PSIV) had this to say about the symbol in a recent interview from April 2017 for the MEMIDRIVE Phanta! fan book. https://mobile.twitter.com/memiest/status/907573981162565632
Yoshida: I personally call it the Algol Mark. In the backstory details, it is a traditional emblem that has been long existent in the Algol Systems. The one that Rune has is the closest to the original. The one Rika has is the arranged version. The emblem on Raja's head too is supposedly an original version. A Dezorian version. "The Three Planets and the One Large Light" is the image and that emblem also represents something important as well.
latest
FAQ_SummonCircle.gif
if we are looking at it from a theological sense, it would not be a far stretch to say that the "photon blast" are listed here not simply to do so but maybe they represent something more then just a attack as hunters have know them to be. What if the names are listed on the outer rings as a show of reverence for the literal name of deities in this mythos, we the hunters channel them threw our mags to make them corporeal using photons. it would also explain why only certain mags can learn certain PB's. They are more attuned to that "deity's" ideology.(just look at leilla pb for example, only the vritra mag can learn that certain blast).

Also the text in the center, "I wish it at an alliance from Several Years Ago
Please Protect Us By Virtue Of Your The Great Light Power". This seems oddly like a form of a contract or a oath. perhaps a oath the said deities to be able to borrow their power.
 
Top