The Azabudai Underground Station (麻布台駅 Azabudai Station), or simply the Underground Station, is one of the first locations Seto visits during his journey in Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon. It is in here that Seto meets his first companion, and the player is introduced to a majority of the game mechanics and story elements.
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It is in the station that Seto meets and befriends Personal Frame (PF for short), a mechanical assistant who agrees to help Seto in his search. On their way they come upon important facets of the game and story, such as their first Memory Item, the Paper Crane. Shortly after, Seto is introduced to malicious Thought Entities, one of the primary enemies in the game.
The station also marks the first instance Seto meets with the travelling Item Merchant, who asks for any interesting trinkets Seto can find along his way.
After finding PF, Seto is advised to find a route to the surface and back to safety. By following the subway cars and train tracks the pair reach the outside, however, Seto, resolved to find the silver-haired girl, requests PF's help in entering the normally-populated station mall. PF predicts that the key to the mall is located in a warehouse along the train tracks. Though the key is indeed within the warehouse, it is in the hands of a playful ghost, and only after playing a game of hide-and-seek is Seto given the key to enter the mall.
The station has seen better days and shows signs of earthquake devastation. Tremors still affect the station, threatening Seto's safety as he explores. Much of the station lies in ruin, however signs of life in the past can still be made out. Various posters line the walls, advertising movies and products, and graffiti can be spotted written on the walls.
A clock tower marks the central waiting area, surrounded by benches, lockers, and debris. From here Seto is able to access the connecting station mall, as well as the train platform. Ruined and empty subway cars remain in the train platform, and by making theri way through them, Seto and PF can follow the outbound train tracks and witness the stunning dawn sky outside.
Tracks and WarehouseEdit
Outside, the tracks make their way over a slope and then split, one side heading towards the direction of the Twilight Tower in the distance, and the other towards an abandoned warehouse. The warehouse shows very few signs of life, save for the floor and wall scrawlings made by the little girl who waited inside.
The area of the tracks and warehouse also features the first instance that Seto can interact with the surrounding Cats. Beginning at this point, the item merchant can sell Seto a Cat Toy, with which he can befriend the cats.
- The name "Azabudai" (麻布台) can be seen on signage all over the station. In reality, Azabudai is a specific district within the city of Tokyo, and may be the basis of the station's design.
- Congratulation banners within the station make mention of a nearby Azabu First High School (麻布第一高等学校).