HoYoverse has just dropped a brand new Honkai Star Rail trailer, dubbed Myriad Celestia. It drops some pretty big lore here and there, so if you’re interested in the overarching story for the game, you should check it out.
For more information about the game, visit the official website or follow the Twitter. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, watch it below.
The Mysterious Woman
The trailer itself is confusing, as we don’t know who the narrator is. She seems important, with quite an authoritative voice, but who is she? Anyway, before we get into the lore, let’s talk about the visuals.
It’s no secret that HoYoverse creates visually stunning games, and they don’t cheap out on the trailers either. The Honkai Star Rail Myriad Celestia trailer features gorgeous art and storybook-style animations.
If you’re familiar with the game, you know each character aligns with a certain path. The narrator brushes her hand across a deck of cards lying on a table. She suddenly grabs a card, with the next frame displaying the name of a path and what we assume is an Aeon’s name. Aeons are basically celestial Gods in this universe.
So, let’s take a closer look at these names.
- Nanook – The Destruction
- Lan – The Hunt
- Nous – The Erudition
- Yaoshi – The Abundance
- IX – The Nihility
- Qlipoth – The Preservation
- Xipe – The Harmony
Our guess is that these names belong to the Aeons, and the latter is the path they align with. We’re treated to a short snippet of different beings after each title, but no more information is given after that.
Interestingly, if you turn the subtitles on during the trailer on YouTube, there’s actually some additional information included. Certain words are followed by other words in brackets – we like to think this is intentional to ramp up the mystery.
After the short clips of the Aeons, the music dramatically shifts as words flash up on the screen. We’re first shown the words “The Elation” as the subtitles say “Look upon the courtesan’s extravagance (Hedonism)”.
Next up is “The Voracity” with the subtitles reading “The Mariners’ intemperance (Gluttony)”. We then see “The Beauty” on screen with the subtitles being “the waves (Flapping Wings) as they enter the dream (Consciousness)” – it’s all very mysterious.
The trailer then cuts to a clip of the Astral Express embarking on a journey through space as the narrator says “Akivili” in a breathy voice. But, the subtitles add “Trailblazer” in brackets after the word. If you’re not aware, Trailblazer is the name of the main character that you play as. The subtitles then follow with “depart (Connect the Worlds) once more, Akivili! (Trailblazer)”.
First Glimpse of the Narrator
Towards the end of the trailer, the camera pans out to show what we assume is the narrator sitting at a table with a deck of cards – tarot cards, perhaps? Maybe this narrator has the ability to read the future, or is she the overseer of all celestial beings?
Honkai Star Rail certainly has a bright future ahead, and from the looks of it, it’s got an absolutely brilliant story to get stuck into over the coming months. For more Star Rail content, take a look at our Honkai Star Rail codes, and our Honkai Star Rail tier list.