In the original Octopath Traveler, characters’ stories remained largely self-contained. (Think of it like Live a Live.) However, in Octopath Traveler 2, characters like Temenos and Thrones will share a Crossed Paths story that features the two working together. Square Enix shared a few screenshots and hints as to what people can expect from their adventure together.
In the Temenos and Throne story, the two return to the city of Flamechurch in Octopath Traveler 2. There is apparently some sort of treasyre in the village’s church. Their goal is to find out what’s going on. In the two screenshots, the Order of the Sacred Flame Inquisitor Temenos seems a bit exasperated with Throne. Meanwhile, she seems more casual about the affair, referring to him as “detective.”
Square Enix already introduced both Temenos and Throne in a past Octopath Traveler 2 update. Temenos is this installment’s cleric. He’s known for being able to guide NPCs during the day and coerce them at night. Throne is a thief who is part of the Blacksnakes as the story begins. Her special abilities let her steal during the day and ambush at night.