I played more of Ar Tonelico and since I don't feel like just typing "All I did was play Ar Tonelico." I decided to continue my nutshell writing of the story. So if you would like feel free to read my quick rundown of what's been happening in Ar Tonelico.
The story continues. (Warning story spoilers)
After a nice nap at the inn in Firefly Lyner and Misha headed out to explore the town. After buying Ar Tonelico Cards and some items both decided it was time to leave Firefly. Of course the easiest path out of Firefly is blocked so they leave through a corridor connecting Firefly to the tower. Of course it's blocked too. So Misha decided to have Lyner dive into her cosmosphere. After some hesitation Lyner agrees and experiences the inside of Misha mind and for the most part it was harmless. After Misha created song magic with in her mind they were ready to remove the obstacles in their way.
After taking down the wall that was obstructing them they make their way to a placed called Terraced Fields. After arriving they run into Krusche. After almost losing a battle to a flower decided to join up with Misha and Lyner. Of course she welcomes Lyner but isn't too nice to Misha. After climbing up the fields the group runs into a tower door. Here Lyner opens the door and Krusche finds out he is an Apostle of Elemia. (A knight if you're interested.) After entering the tower the group is attacked by tower guardians which from what Lyner says should not happen and it seems like the viruses are taking over faster then he realized.
After reaching the another tower down the group leaves the tower and end up at port. Here the group runs into an airship battle and one of the ships happens to be Radoffs. After a brief hello the group joins up with Radoff to battle the other airship which they take down with easy. After restocking Krusche says good bye to the group and the rest head off with Radoff back to Nemo.
They don't get to far before they are attacked by none other than Bourd who wants Misha back. After a scuffle Bourd kidnaps Aurica who was on the ship and Bourd uses her for hostage negotiations. After getting his way Bourd still decided to kick Aurica off the airship which causes Lyner to jump after her. Holding onto the end she begs to let go so Lyner could save himself. That doesn't happen and they fall. Lucky Krusche happened to see the fight going on and came to rescue them in her airship. The celebration over being saved doesn't last long as they crash on Falcon's Claw. An area of land controlled by lots of birds and baby dragons.