|ATK (Min/Max)||DEF (Min/Max)||HP (Min/Max)|
|Ascension 0||414 / 619||117 / 190||1163 / 1832|
|Ascension 1||743 / 1086||234 / 358||2131 / 3254|
|Ascension 2||1228 / 1552||410 / 527||3616 / 4675|
|Ascension 3||1756 / 2104||593 / 719||5199 / 6337|
Converts 4 nearest Blue and Red tiles to Yellow.
Deals 130% damage to 1 column.
Deals 130% damage to 3 columns.
Deals 140% damage to 3 columns.
This ancient machine known as the "Throne" is in fact Gronru's private vehicle—a fortress-like structure possessing immense destructive power. It is controlled by the Throne Mecha Gloves, and Gronru can make it move in sync with her own actions.
How many more secrets are hidden within this Colossus...
Powerful engines, the ability to fly, perfect exterior, and plenty of amenities within...
I really want to know how the Colossus was designed and built.
So Chief Gronru is also interested in the Colossus?
Oh? You too?
Y... yes! When I first boarded the Colossus. I became fascinated with it...
It's a pity the others don't even realize how incredible it is...
All they do is waste time on snacks and naps.
They don't know they are living in a miracle. The purpose of existence of this miracle is wasted on them.
Chief, by the purpose of existence of this miracle, you mean?
Well, we're supposed to take it apart and study it, of course!
You know what? Let's take it apart now! Help me!
Common Gift. Best effect when given to Illumina Aurorians. Intro-level book in Illumina Federation, with extensive pictorials for easy learning.
Common Gift. Best effect when given to Aurorians with childlike innocence. Loved by anyone who's a child at heart. It comes in five flavors and you can blow whistles with it.
Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to Illumina Federation Aurorians. Illumina Federation guidebook that teaches the reader how to apply science to deal with various problems.
Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to Aurorians with childlike innocence. Entertainment product for anyone who's a child at heart. Players play by verbal descriptions.
A female pilot of the giant mecha and the current Tech Officer of the Illumina Federation. She's said to be a genius retired from the military... Although she isn't particularly interested in fighting, she's intensely passionate about studying and controlling giant machines, almost to the point of obsession.
Nickname: Maidenly Throne
Birthday: June 3
Birthplace: Gannon City
Affiliation: Illumina Federation
Fighting Style: Thunder Gauntlet, Mecha: Throne
Ms. Gronru requested to join our Expedition Team herself. To be honest, we would have refused her if it wasn't for the fact that we desired her combat power. As for our reason... generally speaking, we do everything that's best for the Colossus.
On the first day that Ms. Gronru joined us, she kept requesting to help pilot the Colossus. I'm certain she only wants to do this because she thinks it'll be fun! If we really let her operate the Colossus, I'm sure we might end up crashing. Please don't get me wrong, as I'm not doubting Ms. Gronru's skills in gaming control—I'm just worried that she will disregard safety precautions for more thrilling experiences... I'm afraid that she'll crash and say: "One more time!"
Hey! Young operator of the Colossus, let's play a game! If I win, I'll take control of the Colossus, and if you win... I'll tell you a story! Look at my fists, scissors, and handblades. I let you win on purpose.
As the person who is the most learned about machinery in Illumina, I'm most interested in ways to manipulate machinery and games. Let me tell you a secret: back then, I would even get my hands on some military weapons... Of course, this is out of line at Illumina, but it doesn't matter since it's all for serving Illumina, right? Once I entered the research institute, I was able to study them in broad daylight.
By the way, Illumina wasn't as interesting as it is now. This is all due to the development of science and technology. You look puzzled when I say that, kid. I'm far older than you think!
Have you heard of the Illumina Emperor's Cup? That's how I got my title and the right to use the Throne! For some reason, the Emperor's Cup was only held once... so it was definitely the most limited edition of all. There were more than a thousand participants that year, and the rules of the tournament were simple: contestants would be matched randomly against one another, and the winner would enter the next round. I was already slightly famous in the preliminaries, since... I was the organizer of the tournament, which I held to encourage everyone to be more interested and enthusiastic about technology and research. I also offered the precious mecha I found, Throne, as the prize. Too bad no one could beat me!
But! Those stubborn old men actually sealed Throne up, accusing me of ignoring the rules! How outrageous! As a result, I had to "borrow" some of the technology to make my Thunder Gauntlets.
The accident that took place that year wasn't my fault!
Undercity was under Eclipsites' attack at that time. As we didn't have enough armed forces available, we had to urgently activate Unit Spearhead, which was still under development. Hmm... Maybe Vice was too young, and I was over-confident about the situation back then. Either way, I think I owe Vice an apology for what happened. Fortunately, the outcome was still alright! As expected of someone I had my eyes on as a candidate for the position of Grand Marshal!
Either way, it's those Eclipsites' fault for embarrassing me! They're just fodder, so they should act the part and let me kill them to gain experience!
It's good that I'm invincible when I pilot my Throne! After that, I beat them until they were black and blue! I'm awesome, if I do say so myself!
You're joking, right? Did you really take me for a daughter or granddaughter of some researcher?
I'm no ordinary folk. You've heard something about me, right? Perhaps I really am a god! Hahahaha!
As for how I remember, Throne is a product of an ancient civilization that is far more advanced than our modern civilization. Its creator back in that era must also be a supreme genius.
Am I related to the creator of Throne? There is no information about this in my incomplete memories. Its power is incomprehensible to the people of this era. Perhaps the fact that I awakened in this era is some kind of prediction?
I'm not interested in protecting anyone, but the game we're currently playing is quite fun! Why don't we clear this level?
How can you not be here during the Colossus preparation?
Yo! Do you want to play a new game?
Goooooood morning, pilot of Colossus!
Ah... You're interested in my Throne, aren't you?
C'mon! The game has started!
Good morning! Do you like the sea?
Morning! I'm going to the testing grounds with Siobhan today!
Morning! I've already started working.
You lost to me again, haha!
Have you played the game I lent you last time?
Hmm... You seem a little tired.
Good afternoon! I've prepared a special lunch today according to our strategy!
Right on time. Let's battle!
I heard that Caelestites play a special game... at lunch.
Ugh, meetings, meetings, meetings... I hate meetings!
Studying how machines operate is a game too, actually!
It's lunch break! I must properly make use of this time to play games!
Leave a message if you need anything! If I don't reply, it means I'm working.
Guess what I'll be having for lunch today!
Hey! Good afternoon! I tried a game from a new genre today!
I need to get more rest this afternoon.
What should I do during my lunch break today?
Don't get sleepy!
Evening! I'm about to clear the Colossus!
Please don't be
Hey, Navigator, guess what I've got to tell you?
Oh my, it's so late already?
It's that time again!
Hehe, I had a wonderful supper!
Darn, darn, darn, screw this! I lost!
*sniff* ... The plot of the game I finished today was so touching...
What do you think about before sleeping every night?
Navigator, I think I need to apologize to you.
Out of the blue, Gronru challenges you to a game. If you lose, she'll do something "extraneous" to the Colossus.
You got an odd gift on New Year's Day. The giant box would sometimes tremble, with occasional stifled coughs...
Gronru has developed a new game. If you can't pass it, you will have to pay her a hefty sum for the Colossus' repairs...
Illumina is researchers' paradise. We'll develop even more awesome stuffs. You'll see.
That Raphael Lumopolis sent is quite the researcher, but she's nowhere near my standard.
The extensive research into them is paused for the moment... I'll be more careful next time.
The current Grand Marshal is the best. Sometimes I even feel that she's more like a boss in a game.
Loser! That's quite a brag for someone so young. He's no match for me in terms of machine operation skills.
Things I like? Games, researches, old machineries, and the champion's throne.
I'm sure the world would be a very unpleasant place without fun games!
Mechanical technology, biotechnology, Aurorian technology... Perhaps the Colossus is the perfect creation.
You like my new skin? Hee hee. Thanks.
Huh? Are we playing some sort of aquarium pretend game? I'm playing an aquarium fish and you're playing a visitor on the other side of the glass... Hee hee. Sounds pretty interesting!
Is there such a rule? Damn...
That was fun! Let's go again, let's go again!
A brand new Gronru!
Cleared for a year, here comes another year!
There's such a huge score difference between the first and second place!
The supreme power of the Age of Fear is awake!
No one can drag me out of this throne!
Regret opposing me now!
What are you doing? If this goes on, I'm gonna get bored. Navigator, look over here!
The ruined of the testing ground remind me of how extraordinary the results of that bygone era were. I have indeed made a mistake, but failure is the mother of success, isn't it?
The tragedies of the world are none of my business, and I don't want to fake sympathy. Illumina is actually quite fun, isn't it?
My vehicle is a relic from a long time ago, something that could only have been built with a complete disregard for process and cost. I've really hit the jackpot!
I'm not bound by rules! I bet my life as a researcher that I will find the answer!
Do you want to count my victories? You see, no matter the game, my score always tops the leaderboard.
The Throne is a relic of a distant age, and only those who "first understood" the secrets it contains are entitled to use it.
My job is to clear the stages, and nothing else has anything to do with me, right? After all, everyone has their own stages to clear.
The giant crater in that realm is a spectacle indeed. I wish I had time to go and have a look, but it looks like the place has been taken over by a bunch of hobos.
We are all children abandoned by civilization... You really don't know anything about that era? Oh well, it's not surprising. After all, none of those things are recorded in the literatures open to the public.
The games here aren't that bad either, like operating the Colossus... What? It's not a game?
It is truly amazing that, with a clear mind, one can make the outside world feel both strange and new again.
A dungeon in the "World" has been updated. Wanna take on the challenge?
The fish follow you like sidekicks follow protagonists in games. Huh? So you're the partner and I'm the protagonist this time?
Can you get closer? Closer, closer... Watch out! That's the closest you can get, or we might switch positions. Are you interested in seeing what it feels like in here?
No matter how hard a game is, you'll manage to pass it after a few tries. If someone is willing to spend even more time, they get those "Perfect Rewards" quite easily... You don't think it's that easy? Well, it's still much easier than things in the real world, isn't it?
Although this outfit exposes too much of my skin, I think if I were to wear it to the research lab, the first person to blush upon seeing it would be Unimet.
To me, doing research is just as simple as playing games because both things have concrete solutions. That's right. Questions with answers are always easier to deal with.
Sometimes I go back to games I completed a long time ago... Probably because I can't let go of all the effort I went to finishing them or the emotions I invested in them.
It's time to investigate potential strategies. Hmm. You *are* here to play games with me, aren't you?
Darn it. I spent the whole night and almost passed the game!!
But I must go to the research lab and share the research result I got yesterday afternoon...
I tried to cook the dish mentioned in the game. Ahem, as for the result... I shall leave those things in the game world.
You're still online too? Wow! This is a great time to improve ranks!
You have an aura similar to mine. Have we met before? Or have you participated in the Emperor's Cup before? In that case, you must know me!
Here I am!
This power seemed to have failed to protect the era that created it, and now that I have rediscovered it, can it protect our era?
Perhaps one day this era will fall in the same way as those ancient empires, but these games will go on until the winner is determined.
My memory of the experiment is intact, but I don't want to share this useless knowledge with you. I can tell from your flabbergasted look that you are still at the inexperienced stage.
Game start! I'm with Illumina!
This is bad! Gronru is stuck in her toy box and can't get out! To celebrate the coming of the New Year, Gronru has a surprise gift for you! Just look at how cute she is, stuffed in there with a pile of toys in that festive red and white outfit—she even tied up her mechanical arm with a pretty bow! Just try to ignore the deadly-looking bomb in her hand...
Did this outfit come first, or did the game that this outfit accompanied come first? It doesn't matter anymore. The important thing is that Gronru prepared this especially for her vacation and entered holiday mode right away after wearing it. Even if she is just going to the aquarium for a day and not the beach.
Preemptive Converter (A)
Crowd Control (A)
+Preemptive conversion is vital
+Paralyze procs sometimes comes up as a valuable sustain tool
-One of three preemptive converters that cannot generate enhanced tiles
Gronru has some the biggest advantages of any Preemptive Converter. Her column-attacking Chain combo provides decent damage compared to someone like Sariel, and the high paralyze rate is strong utility on stages where you can abuse it. However, her paralyzing ability comes at the cost of enhanced tiles, a rather painful trade-off. That said, it's not enough to knock Gronru down from being a mostly reasonable preemptive converter - and, as we state ad nauseum, that's still basically core for the early- and mid-game.
Note: All the 4-tile preemptive converters should be viewed as SS-tier for the purposes of 95% of the game. The SS-tier converters are all out of reach unless you whale or are patient and the 4-tile preemptive converters are all capable of handling all content together up to 80+ spire.
|EXP||Bonus (Not stackable)|
Unlocks new Files and Dialogs
Unlocks new File
Unlocks new Dialogs
Unlocks new File
Unlocks new Files and Dialogs
|1. HP increased by 300.|
|2. DEF increased by 40.|
|3. Active Skill Enhancement: If the skill was ready in the last round, increases the tile-converting count by 1 in this round.|
|4. Increased by 300+5%Basic max HP.|
|5. Increased by 40+5%Basic DEF.|
|6. Active Skill Enhancement: Increases tile-converting count by 1.|