For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
The Ancient Ship (Japanese: 古代船, Kodai-sen) is a story-exclusive area in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It is located in an uncharted region of Alrest. It is impossible to return to the Ancient Ship after Chapter 1.
The Ancient Ship was once a Tornan ship belonging to Addam. After the Aegis War ended, Addam sealed the Aegis Pyra in it and sank it, intending that she would be reawakened only when mankind truly deserved her power.
Five hundred years later, the organization Torna, lead by Jin, recruits the help of several Salvagers from the Argentum Trade Guild, including Rex, to grant them access to the ship, as they want to recover the Aegis. After the ship resurfaces, Jin, Malos and Nia go inside with Rex, since they require a Leftherian to grant them access to the chamber in which the Aegis lies in stasis.
Torna's plan fails as Rex awakens Pyra despite having been killed by Jin, and Pyra escapes Torna's clutches with Rex and Nia.
Landmarks and Locations
- Despite being explicitly told by Spraine that Rex is unable to reboard the C.S.E.V. Maelstrom, it is possible to Skip Travel back to Argentum Trade Guild with Nia, Malos, and Jin. This also allows the characters to use different lines, such as resting at the Lemour Inn.
- The scene were Rex finds Pyra in stasis is similar to a scene in Xenogears. The scene is when Abel, the first incarnation of the main protagonist, Fei, stumbled upon the Zohar Modifier while looking for his mother causing the Wave Existence to use Kadomony to create the first incarnation of Elly.
- The Ancient Ship is seen in Pyra and Mythra's fighter trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Rex returns there looking for Pyra, alluding to it being the first place he found her.