The Lost Crystal of Power, also called the Lost Crystal or just the Crystal, is an object that appears in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. It is a crystal of unlimited power that originally belonged to the Ancients. To keep it from Lyric, the Ancients shattered it and hid its pieces. Thousands of years later, Lyric began a relentless search for it to build his empire.
The Lost Crystal is a fairly large object, about the same size as the standard Ancient. It is a transparent and slim crystal with pointy ends, though its coloration is a bit inconsistent: in the in-game comic of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal it is colored light blue while in the gameplay it is purple.
Powers and traits
The Lost Crystal is a relic of unlimited power, though its exact properties are unknown. Those that possess it will gain virtual omnipotence, effectively giving its wielder the power of a god.
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal
The Lost Crystal of Power originally belonged to the benevolent Ancients. When one of their own, Lyric went mad with power, the snake sought the Lost Crystal to build his own empire. When Lyric was on the verge of seizing the Lost Crystal, the last surviving Ancients broke it into forty Crystal Shards which they used to imprisoned Lyric. Knowing though that Lyric would one day escape, the Ancients scattered the Crystal Shards to keep their power away from him.
Five millennia later, Lyric escaped and began searching for the Crystal Shards. Meanwhile, Amy Rose discovered a secret ancient manuscript detailing the history and whereabouts of the Lost Crystal. Lyric thus kidnapped Amy to probe her mind for the information on the Lost Crystal's fragment, but was stopped by Team Sonic. During their journey, the team also found the Crystal Shards and rebuild the Lost Crystal.
One of the side quests in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is collecting all forty Crystal Shards hidden in the adventure levels and reassemble the Lost Crystal. By bringing the collected Crystal Shards to Sticks' Burrow (not available until right before Sticks is unlocked) she can repair the Lost Crystal.
In gameplay, the Lost Crystal is depicted on the top screen of the loading screen for each level. At the start of the game, the Lost Crystal is completely dark and split into several parts, illustrating its dispersion. Repairing the Lost Crystal will fill in various spots on it, affecting the way it looks during loading times. After fully restoring the Lost Crystal, the player earns a purple Token that can be used to purchase a special toy in Q-N-C's Toy Shop.
- Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. “In Sonic Boom™: Shattered Crystal, Amy discovers a secret ancient language and manuscript detailing the history and whereabouts of a Lost Crystal of Power. The evil and vile villain, Lyric, kidnaps Amy in his eagerness to get his claws on this long-forgotten power that has been hidden throughout the jungles and canyons of a mysterious new island.”
- Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, in-game comic.
- SONIC BOOM. Characters: Lyric the Last Ancient. Retrieved on 25 July 2014.