Metashield has been deployed."
"Major fissures have been detected in the pillar. Collapse is imminent.
- Academy Datafile
The deterioration of the crystal pillar supporting Cocoon continues, and it will only be a matter of years before a complete structural collapse occurs.
Academy scientists are moving forward with plans to create a 'metashield'-an invisible cushion of force that will soften Cocoon's impact significantly, thereby minimizing the damage to Pulse's surface and preventing a catastrophic upheaval in the lowerworld's ecosystem.
The metashield is deployed successfully and Cocoon's fall causes virtually no damage to Gran Pulse, allowing the successful launch of the new Cocoon, Bhunivelze. Unfortunately, soon after, everything is consumed by the chaos released from Valhalla.