The Blast of the Astral World is an event which brings about the merging of the Physical World and Astral World into one – the global Interstice of "Fantasia". Consequently, an influx of astral creatures enter the world of man, leaving Griffith's capital city of Falconia the sole safe haven from malign creatures of myth.
Humiliated by Griffith during the Kushan assault on Vritannis, a vexed Ganishka descends into the Man-Made Beherit and reincarnates a second time, transcending apostlehood and becoming a near-mindless, sky-scraping eldritch abomination. While the Band of the Falcon combats Ganishka's spawn, Griffith and Nosferatu Zodd ascend towards the emperor's head, where Griffith approaches Ganishka directly in his God Hand form Femto. As Femto reaches out to touch Ganishka, he is ambushed by the Skull Knight, who attacks him with the Sword of Actuation. However, Femto, having anticipated the Skull Knight's appearance, distorts the space around him to grab the astral tear from the sword stroke and redirect it towards Ganishka. The attack creates a large fissure from which the Astral World spills out into the Physical World.
The blast is felt worldwide as an otherworldly "wind" sweeps across the Physical World. Following the tearing of his twice reincarnated body, Ganishka's massive form is converted into the World Spiral Tree and Griffith's capital city of Falconia miraculously springs to life at the foot of the great tree, atop the land which Wyndham once sat. Humans begin to flock to the city, seeking refuge from the malign astral creatures prowling their world in wake of the blast.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Kentarou Miura (author). "Fissure". Berserk. Volume 34. Episode 304. Hakusensha.
- ↑ Kentarou Miura (author). "Mist of Death". Berserk. Volume 33. Episode 292. Hakusensha.
- ↑ Kentarou Miura (author). "End God". Berserk. Volume 33. Episode 295. Hakusensha.
- ↑ Kentarou Miura (author). "Creation". Berserk. Volume 34. Episode 305. Hakusensha.
- ↑ Kentarou Miura (author). "Falconia". Berserk. Volume 35. Episode 307. Hakusensha.
- ↑ Kentarou Miura (author). "Covered Wagon". Berserk. Volume 37. Episode 332. Hakusensha.