• Attack 9999
    Defense 999
    HP 9999

    Stats Overview:

    Breakthrough 0, Equipment (Ascension 1+) 1, Affinity 1.
    ATK (Min/Max)DEF (Min/Max)HP (Min/Max)
    Ascension 0361 / 64185 / 194961 / 1892
    Ascension 1773 / 1245239 / 4222232 / 3797
    Ascension 21404 / 1848475 / 6484227 / 5702
    Ascension 32079 / 2557720 / 9056322 / 7907
  • Eye for an Eye

    Eye for an Eye

    Active
    Range
    FullScreen
    1 RoundPreemptive

    Swap positions with the current Captain.

    Dark Binding

    Dark Binding

    Chain
    • Range
      NearestInSquareRing20

      Deals 150% damage to 2 enemies within 2 surrounding clusters.

    • Range
      NearestInSquareRing30

      Deals 150% damage to 2 enemies within 3 surrounding clusters.

    • Range
      NearestInSquareRing30

      Deals 150% damage to 3 enemies within 3 surrounding clusters.

    • Range
      range

  • Mourning Band

    Mourning Band

    After that mysterious ritual, Kayano could always see the ghost attached to this band. Unable to drive it away, she eventually accepted it and took advantage of the benefits it brought, allowing it to boost her power.

    Ability

    ATK: +0
    DEF: +0
    HP: +0
    water Counter Damage0.0%
    Shadow Walker

    Shadow Walker

    Passive

  • Starlight Omniscience

    Starlight Omniscience

    When deployed to the Starlight Chamber, increases Heartstone production efficiency by 10%.
    Firefly Keeper

    Firefly Keeper

    When deployed to the Lumina Grid, the recovery rate of Fireflies +5% per hour.
  • Dehydrated Ration
    Dehydrated Ration
    +10 Base Affinity+10 Bonus Affinity

    Common Gift. Best effect given to Independent Aurorians. Lightweight, compact dehydrated ration popular among small settlements.

    Mounted Spikepede
    Mounted Spikepede
    +10 Base Affinity+10 Bonus Affinity

    Common Gift. Best effect when given to Aurorians into esoterica. Famous for its odd appearance, this insect attracts collectors of curios.

    Panacea
    Panacea
    +50 Base Affinity+50 Bonus Affinity

    Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to Independent Aurorians. Magical wonder-potion that can make a doctor out of anyone in some settlements.

    Crystal Spine
    Crystal Spine
    +50 Base Affinity+50 Bonus Affinity

    Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to Aurorians into esoterica. The crystallized spiky fossil of an unknown creature for the extremely curios collectors.

  • A tall woman from Cloud Island who was once saved by Rinne. She claims to be able to see "things" and is afraid of strangers.

    Logo

    Name: Kayano

    Nickname: Miss Gloom

    Gender: Female

    Height: 5'11''

    Birthday: January 31

    Birthplace: Koufu-jou

    Element: Water

    Affiliation: The Independent

    Fighting Style: Phantom Manipulation

  • Her Experiences

    I've heard many rumors of hauntings from Ms. Kayano's hometown, such as an 8-foot tall unidentified woman and a ghostly figure that attacks people in alleys. At the time, I thought some kind of Eclipsite was behind such a myth, and I was on edge for a long time.

    But, when I actually met Ms. Kayano, it dawned on me that those rumors were about her. Although she behaved and spoke in a strange fashion that even shocked %s when they first met, she's actually gentle and friendly and enjoys playing with children.

    However, Ms. Kayano is a little shy, and getting to know her is a careful and gradual process. Any overt actions to befriend her is likely to scare Ms. Kayano off...

    —Vice

    Her Story (I)

    I've been able to see those things since I was little. They sometimes looked like mist, other times like bodies of light... They moved around seemingly without purpose and I was never able to get rid of them.

    I used to tell my parents I could see strange things, but they didn't believe me at all. Then one day, I was surrounded by a few kids of my age who were taunting me with horrible words. Outnumbered, I didn't dare fight back, and I was so scared that I ended up curling into a ball on the ground, crying and begging my parents to save me.

    While I was panicking, those things suddenly went berserk and knocked them down to the ground. I ran home in terror, but it wasn't long before the parents of those children came knocking at our door, demanding my parents compensate them for the state of their children. They called me a monster and said that my parents were no different.

    I guess from then on, there was no place for me in that home...

    Her Story (II)

    After those things went on a rampage, my parents couldn't stand the rumors and sent me off to a Koufu-jou painter skilled in martial arts, presumably in hopes that he could teach me how to suppress those things, but in reality, to be rid of a weird child like me.

    But this teacher was despicable through and through. Instead of learning any skills, I was ordered to do all sorts of menial work, only to get a few scraps of food and an old straw mat that served as a bed in the attic in return.

    Life was hard in such a harsh environment, and I was left with little choice but to observe my teacher's craft in secret while tending to my chores. I kept any brushes and papers he discarded and would sneak out to paint for next to nothing. But he eventually discovered my secret, furiously beat me half to death, and kicked me out of the house.

    Since then, I became homeless on Cloud Island...

    Her Story (III)

    I've personally experienced a reincarnation ritual.

    The rich in Koufu-jou couldn't care less about the life and death of a servant, so even though I was abused by that painter and fell ill, I never received medical treatment. In the end, my condition worsened to the point that one day, on my way to get the painter his paints, I passed out on the street.

    When I woke up, I found myself lying in a cemetery. The guards who found me had thought that I was dead and had sent me to the priestess to be purified. As the priestess danced and recited incantations, countless enchantments like threads of light seemed to connect my forehead to those on the other bodies around me. All at once, the corpses were transformed. Enveloped in a dark substance that became like armor and weapons, the bodies turned into monsters—ghosts.

    Later, it was the priestess who discovered and rescued me. It was also she who helped me escape the ghosts and who introduced me to Momo and Anzu's restaurant. Without Lady Priestess, I'm afraid... I wouldn't be here today.

    Her Story (IV)

    Indeed, I don't have many friends.

    I'm sure everyone can attest to that. Even on Soroz, there aren't many who are willing to talk to someone as gloomy as me... Not to mention I'm still harboring those things that could go berserk and hurt someone if I'm not careful. I can understand their concerns, Navigator, and you don't have to force yourself to talk to me.

    But, I guess you're not going to listen to me either way...

    Since I was kicked out of my parents' home and ended up in Koufu-jou, I had come to believe that there was no place for me in the world anymore. But, here, I've gotten back what I had lost. I'm really glad you care about me... I don't know how I'll ever repay you...

  • Those things told me the Navigator is a good person.

    I really enjoy life on the Colossus...

    I... I have a favor to ask.

    Those things have become more obedient...

    Good morning, Navigator!

    The midday sun is very hot.

    It's night already...

    A lot of kids come to me to play hide-and-seek.

    The white Colossus floats in the night sky.

    Good evening, Navigator...

    Eve... Evening... Navigator...

  • Spooky Ghosts

    Kayano has been sneaking around lately as if she's hiding something...

    • Tap on the Colossus Room

      Koufu-jou city, reaching high to the sky and in command of demons and spirits for years, still can't escape fate... Heheheh...

      Are all members of the Rediesel Wrench this outgoing and unrestrained? How terrifying!

      I have no place to stay back home.

      These terrifying things are everywhere. I don't want to fight them...

      Momo and Anzu have been looking after me.

      Lady Rinne is a real noble, and I'm a mere nobody. I dare not play up to her...

      If I can stay by myself, those things won't be able to hurt others.

      Koufu-jou presents a false appearance of peace and prosperity in its parties and nightlife. Ridiculous and pathetic... Heheh...

      There are many rooms in the Colossus... Some places must be quieter than others.

    • Interact with the Colossus Room

      Thank you for visiting me. This made my day.

    • Change Assistant

      Work here? Only if not many people would come here...

    • Battle Failed

      Sorry... I wasn't strong enough...

    • Victory

      I made it...

    • Unleash Chain Combos

      I'm aiming here!

      Please don't run...

    • Active Skill is Ready

      Those things... Are getting out of control!

    • First Main Lobby Welcome

      Another year has passed so quickly...

    • Enter the Formation

      Should I go?

    • Aurorian Ascension I

      I'm... stronger.

    • Aurorian Ascension II

      I don't want to fight... Boo-hoo...

    • Aurorian Ascension III

      What are you looking forward to?

    • Standby

      Navigator is not here? I guess I could slack off a little.

    • Upgrade Successful

      The grudge has intensified.

    • Voice Login

      Err... Alchemy Stars?

    • Interactive Dialogs on the Main Screen

      Please don't look at me like that. You are making me nervous...

      I would have been dead long ago if not for Her Holiness. I'm very grateful.

      The roaming grudge in the earthly world... The lonely spirits around me... Heheh... Wait. That was not me...

      I see those things as ethereal mist, but no one believes me.

      Sometimes you might hear strange things from me that I never meant to. Those things need me to say it for them. Please believe me.

      I think about my future from time to time. I guess I'd love to stay here.

      It's very different from where I came from. Relaxing. I would love it even more if there were fewer people...

      May I draw you a picture if you don't mind? I learned a little in the past. I'll do my best.

      This is magical... You are my very first friend, other than the kids. Those things and I are not as powerful as others here but I'll do everything for you.

      The dark circles under your eyes look worse than they used to. You need to rest...

      The Navigator is setting out? I'll go to the lounge then... Huh? Do I have to go?

      Those things... Please don't take them down. It's for the rite... Please don't. It really hurts...

    • Welcoming Dialogs on the Main Screen

      You work all day? How diligent!

      Hmm... Morning. I need to sleep a bit more... Phew...

      Good evening. Did you have a lovely dinner?

      Hmm... Phew... Taiyaki... Yummy... Hmm? Navigator? You are still up?

    • Obtain an Aurorian

      Hi, I'm Kayano. Please don't be afraid. I'll try my best to control those things. Hopefully we won't disturb you.

    • Receive a gift

      Is this for me? Really?

      How lucky I am to be concerned by you!

    • Receive a gift you like

      I don't know how to repay your kindness...

      Thank you... I really am... Woo...

    • Release Active Skill

      Please hide!

      The grudge is so intense... Heheh...

    • Standby

      Hard to control... Woo!

    • Aurorian Trivia I

      My childhood... It was full of boring and trivial things, not worth hearing.

    • Aurorian Trivia II

      That's all about my past. Please don't dislike me.

    • Aurorian Trivia III

      Many people have saved my life, including you. Please allow me to stay...

    • The Captain's Entrance

      Woo...I'm really not good at socializing.

  • Class

    Captain Swapping (A)

    Overall

    C

    Advantages

    +Is the core of the captain-swap gimmick team

    +Attack buff is nice, if not necessarily the best around.

    Disadvantages

    -The captain swap gimmick team is not a real thing

    -Everything else about her kit is pretty sad

    Explanation

    Kayano is the linchpin of Alchemy Star's most mechanically-confused series of characters.

    Her abilities revolve around captain-swapping mid-match to gain bonuses and buffs. As interesting as it is, there's several problems with this strategy.

    1.) The buffs are often negligible, and other similar units that are good are good in spite of the mechanic.
    2.) Only a few units that care about this mechanic, and they're spread over multiple Elements
    3.) The mechanic itself is clunky to play with and forces you to take suboptimal turns in order to get any value out of it.

    In theory, Kayano is supposed to make other units based on Captain swapping moreo viable, but thanks to all of the above, she's more of a meme than an actual unit.

Ascension 1

Nightium
25000
Water Essence
30
Water Flare Silt
20
Tales of Survival
10

Ascension 2

Nightium
40000
Water Crystal Shard
30
Water Potion II
20
Survival 101
10

Ascension 3

Nightium
150000
Water Flare Rock
30
Water Crystal Cluster
20
Survivalpedia
10
EXPBonus (Not stackable)
Level 10
ATK +0
DEF +0
HP +0
Level 2100
ATK +6
DEF +3
HP +30
Unlocks new Files and Dialogs
Level 3200
ATK +12
DEF +6
HP +60
Level 4300
ATK +18
DEF +9
HP +90
Unlocks new File
Level 5500
ATK +25
DEF +12
HP +120
Unlocks new Dialogs
Level 6600
ATK +32
DEF +15
HP +150
Unlocks new File
Level 7800
ATK +40
DEF +18
HP +180
Level 81000
ATK +48
DEF +21
HP +210
Unlocks new Files and Dialogs
Level 91200
ATK +56
DEF +25
HP +250
Level 101500
ATK +65
DEF +30
HP +300
1. HP increased by 250.
Heartstone
200
2. Active Skill Enhancement: Swap positions with any teammate.
Heartstone
300
Kayano's Solamber
1
3. Increased by 250+5%Basic max HP.
Heartstone
350
Kayano's Solamber
1
4. Increased by 30+5%Basic DEF.
Heartstone
400
Kayano's Solamber
1
5. Equipment Skill Enhancement: Captain changes for the battle: +1.
Heartstone
500
Kayano's Solamber
1
Level 2
ATK +30
DEF +10
HP +50
"Counter Damage" +4%
Nightium
10000
Tales of Survival
5
Sublime
400
Level 3
Nightium
20000
Tales of Survival
10
Sublime
800
Level 4
ATK +30
DEF +10
HP +100
"Counter Damage" +4%
Nightium
30000
Survival 101
5
Sublime
500
Level 5
ATK +30
DEF +10
HP +100
"Counter Damage" +4%
Nightium
30000
Survival 101
5
Sublime
500
Level 6
Nightium
50000
Survival 101
10
Sublime
1000
Level 7
ATK +50
DEF +15
HP +150
"Counter Damage" +5%
Nightium
60000
Survivalpedia
5
Sublime
600
Level 8
ATK +50
DEF +15
HP +150
"Counter Damage" +5%
Nightium
80000
Survivalpedia
5
Sublime
600
Level 9
ATK +50
DEF +15
HP +150
"Counter Damage" +5%
Nightium
100000
Survivalpedia
5
Sublime
600
Level 10
Nightium
200000
Survivalpedia
10
Sublime
1500