Side Stories are permanently-available stories that reward the player with Unique Orbs, Characters, or Limit Break Items. They can be accessed from the Top screen by selecting Story Mode and then Side Story.
- The first available Side Stories are Lenneth's Path of Trials quests, which reward character limit breaking books of rarity I-IV.
- Offering an Artifact to Odin will open an artifact character's Side Story that you can play to unlock the character.
- Each character obtained from the Main Story has two side stories that each grant a Unique Orb.
- There are several other characters released early in the game that also grant Unique Orbs from Side Stories.
Side Stories often have hidden passages in them that require special conditions to open. Sometimes this is as simple as using the search function on a specific platform, but can often require having a specific character in your main party (usually but not always the character whose Side Story it is), and can sometimes require having a specific orb equipped, having AP count above half, having an even or odd level count in your party, or having combat power over a specific amount. Details are on specific Side Story pages.