Sevens: Prologue

TL: This is the start of volume two, so it begins with a recap. Don’t get too annoyed by it.


Sevens: Prologue

Having lost a duel with my sister, 【Celes】, and having been kicked out of my own House, I, 【Lyle Walt】, was sitting around a table with two women.

(I-I can’t taste anything.)

While we ate a slightly-late dinner, I started to worry about just how we got into this situation.

By the heir of the Count’s House, I was thrown out with nothing.

I lost everything, and so, I thought I would become an adventurer for the time being, and left my homeland.

My former fiancée,【Novem Forxuz】, had continued to follow me after I had lost my worth. She was the second daughter of a Baron House and an acquaintance from my childhood.

She was a well-put-together former fiancée, and also one I couldn’t think of myself as on equal terms with.

It wasn’t that she was scary, or evil, or anything.

She sold off all the furnishings she had prepared for her wedding to me and used the funds for my sake.

She even looked after me when I proved too oblivious to face the world.

She was kind, and yet, so beautiful.

Her bright-born hair was done in a side ponytail, and right now, she was quietly eating. The spoon touched her light pink lips.

Her violet eyes were locked on the food she made herself. Soup and bread, as well as some cheap grilled meat, was set atop the table.

“Lyle-sama, is it not to your taste?”

Perhaps noticing me staring at her, Novem directed a worried look.

“T-that isn’t the case!”

Saying that, I returned to my meal.

And I also looked at the woman sitting across from Novem.

Red hair that grew to her back, where the tips of it curled out of habit. Her violet eyes didn’t seem to be able to settle down, as they incessantly moved around.

【Aria Lockwarde】 was a woman driven out of her home.

Of course, her reason was fundamentally different from mine.

It was because her father had connections to a bandit troupe. The bandits that drifted into Dalien made a stronghold in a nearby abandoned mine, and a few of them infiltrated the town.

The one who aided them in all of that was her father.

She was from what was once a Viscount House, and a notable family which held a managerial position in government.

This girl… Aria’s father was able to crush all that history in his single lifetime.

What was more, he even sold off the family heirlooms.

Having been tasked with subjugating those very bandits, I played the part of a foolish son driven out by his family and received funding from Dalien’s lord before venturing out to reclaim that heirloom.

“Ah, this is good.”

As Aria said that, Novem looked happy.

With a smile, she went into an explanation about the dish.

“I used sake when I tenderized the meat. I’m happy it is to your taste.”

Take it from me, by no means did I assist Aria because I had fallen for her.

That was definitely wrong.

There was also a deep reason as to why she was in my and Novem’s house.

Aria’s father, who sold a 【Gem】 that contained multiple Skills to the bandits, was currently in the feudal lord’s custody.

And she was forced to vacate the house she was using.

Originally, the path of a harlot had been prepared for the girl. But somehow, it ended up that I had defeated the bandits because I had fallen for her…

“It’s better than when I make it…”

When Aria looked a little sad, Novem consoled her.

“If you’d like, I’d be more than happy to teach you.”

“I-I’ll leave it to you.”

… The feudal lord Ventra-sama didn’t want to deal with her, so he pushed her onto me.

(Like this, aren’t I looking like trash!?)

Novem prepared the necessary funds to turn me into a first-rate adventurer and even looks after me now.

Even so, the situation suggested that I had found another girl I liked and let her live in our house.

Of course, I didn’t save Aria out of a guilty conscience or anything.

I had a prim and proper reason.

When the situation came down to this, I confessed my feelings to Novem. But it wasn’t just Ventra-san who recommended that I take Aria in.

Novem also expressed her approval.

Right after I had finally resolved myself to confess…

“I am truly grateful for your feelings. But if I were to get married to Lyle-sama, I do not think this will become a comfortable place to live for Aria-san. By the time Lyle-sama becomes a first-rate adventurer, if you receive us both…”

… She said something like that.

(Even when my confession succeeded, why am I back at the starting point? And wait, I never imagined Novem would be recommending a Harem!)

It looked like that trigger for that were my words as well.

When I was leaving my homeland, I said them to make Novem return to her home.

【I’m going to become an adventurer, make a harem, and live a life of leisure.】

I ended up saying something like that.

And from that, Novem derived that 『An adventurer that can properly manage a harem must be first class. And to live a life of leisure, they have to be the very best of the best.

As such, 『my goal must be to become one of the greatest adventurers.』 was how she understood it.

That was a mistake.

She was usually quite a perceptive girl, but I can’t even comprehend how she made a mistake there.

(I thought that if I made her think I was a useless man, she would give up and go home. Even so, she followed me… served me, and took my words to heart.)

Even when I had forgotten them, she faithfully remembered.

But if I may, I’d like to say it…

I really have no such intentions.

(Right, I have these guys… this 【Jewel】…)

A Jewel was what could be called the complete form of a Gem.

A gem was a tool that recorded the Skills which individuals only possessed one of.

They weren’t the main trend nowadays, but it seemed that by recording Skills like that, they would become complete upon recording eight.

From a gem, it would become a Jewel.

My own Skill, whose effects I have yet to determine, and the seven other ones from the past members of the Walt House were recorded over the ages by the blue Jewel .

However, the problem was…

『Aria-chan sure is cute… She was tormented by her shitty old man and driven out of shelter. What a poor child.』

An audacious voice emanated from the Jewel.

It was the voice of the Walt House’s founder, 【Basil Walt】.

『How about you look in a mirror! You’ll see the face of another shitty old man reflected right back!』

A voice as if to pick a fight with the First Generation Head rose up.

It was the Walt House’s Second Generation, 【Crassel Walt】.

Wearing the garb of a hunter, the Second Generation was quite a plain existence in the Walt Family history.

The First Generation led a force to reclaim land and raise a village, where he became a feudal lord and a provincial noble. Thus started the Walt House.

Then the Third Generation spread his name by letting the retreat of the king’s army succeed in a war with foreign powers.

What was more, he even died in the process, so even now, when stories about those times were brought up, the Third Generation 【Sleigh Walt】’s name often pops up.

Being stuck between the two of them, the Second Generation was inevitably quite plain.

… But the truth differed.

Haphazardly expanding his land, the First Generation persuaded barbarians to join him with his fists.

And the Second’s unreliable-looking, aloof son only gave a light reaction to everything.

Forced in between the two, the Second Generation went through quite a bit of trouble to harden the foundations of the Walt House.

Even so, it was a little pitiful that he was never evaluated by history for that.

(… The Second’s being especially hard on the First today.)

When it became a Jewel, the recorded Skills developed a personality.

Those were based on the recorded memories of the ancestors that used them.

When my own Skill manifested, and the gem turned Jewel, the ancestors also opened their eyes as Skills for the first time.

But, this Jewel was…

『They sure are energetic today, that First and Second Generation.』

The one who happily looked over their quarrel was the Third.

But the fact that I could hear them meant the Jewel was being put to use.

… Meaning my Mana would be expended.

Even when I couldn’t use their Skills!

(Can’t you guys just be a little more docile…)

Perhaps because the Skills had developed wills, the Skills could put restrictions on themselves.

Because of that, I had listened to Aria’s request in order to become able to use one of them.

Why was there a need to help Aria, you ask?

It was because Aria resembled the First Generation’s first love.

What was more, he kept calling her that girl’s living likeness.

That led to me defeating a Bandit Brigade.

I became able to use the First Generation’s Skill, and while it may be temporarily, I was able to use the other ones as well.

However, the Third’s and Seventh’s were still impossible for me.

Because of the reasoning that my body wouldn’t be able to handle it, they were restricted.

(These guys definitely aren’t a family treasure. This has to be a cursed item or something.)

Even if I thought that, the things that I couldn’t do anything about just keep coming, and gradually, my evaluation of the Jewel continued to fall.

I did end up accepting Aria, but naturally, what we needed on our team was fighting power.

For that, we ended up having her become an adventurer.

The individual herself said that she would feel bad if we just supported her, so she gave her acknowledgement.

She gave it, but…

“Well then, your party registration has been completed. While you have added Aria-san to your forces, you cannot extend Zelphy-san’s contract, so please keep that in mind.”

Shaved red hair, brown skin, and a muscular build. The guild receptionist… Hawkins-san, spoke to us, and Aria seemed nervous.

His appearance was grim, but his work was done tidily and politely, so he was quite a proficient one in Dalien’s adventurer guild.

“Y-yes!”

After Aria accepted her guild card, our advisor Zelphy-san called out to her.

“Don’t be too nervous. You’ve got your standin’ to worry about, so I’ll be droppin’ the honorifics on work time. Are you fine with that, Lady Aria?”

Having formerly served the Lockwarde House, Zelphy-san acted as our advisor under a request from the guild.

For us, who had left our homes, and were lost and confused, she taught us the foundations of being adventurers.

In preparation for her impending marriage, she left her own party and was currently taking guild requests to train adventurers.

… Was her public facade.

The marriage part was apparently true, but in the back, she was an adventurer with ties to the feudal lord Ventra-sama.

In Dalien, a town nice on newcomers, she was also one of considerable skill.

“Now then, you’ve got three members on you, but it looks like I have to teach your recruit from the basic stuff. I’ll be training Lad… Aria in the guild conference room, so I’ll be havin’ you two take on some odd job requests.”

Hearing that, I put on a blatantly reluctant face.

“W-we’re still doing that?”

Novem looked at my face with a slightly troubled expression.

To encourage me, she spoke up.

“Lyle-sama, let’s do our best.”

Zelphy-san was all smiles as she looked at me.

I mean, we tricked a bit of money out of her employer. It seemed he worked Zelphy-san quite hard, so perhaps she wanted some revenge.

“Naturally. Well, they’re requests you should finish by the end of the mornin’. Once you’re done, Lyle’s goin’ to have to get his equipment in order. Your reserve sabre became unusable, right?”

“… Yes.”

When I was fighting the Bandit Leader, I ended up ruining my own weapon of choice, my sabre.

The enemy had a red gem… one that contained Skills that specialized in close quarter combat with him, so my spare sabre ended up no good as well.

I thought they would be reusable with a bit of repair, but the blacksmith I brought up the request with told me to buy another one.

“You got some money on you. You’ll probably be able to get quite a nice one. Well then, Aria and I are goin’ up a floor. Boss, I’ll leave the request explanations to you.”

Zelphy-san led Aria off.

Hawkins-san took out the request forms for the jobs we were scheduled to take.

“… Odd jobs again?”

As my shoulders dropped, Hawkins-san tried to cheer me up.

“Lyle-kun, don’t feel so down. It’s important to accumulate these sorts of requests as well. If you change your home, they look at records like these to determine your disposition.”

Dalien is only our temporary stay.

Once we build up our abilities, I think our home… the town we’ll use as our area of operations will change.

“That’s right, Lyle-sama. Honest effort is important. Let’s try our best together.”

Novem directed a smile at me.

And Hawkins-san spoke.

“Ah, Novem-san has secretary work in the guild until noon. Lyle-kun has physical labor outside, so you’ll be separated.”

“T-that can’t be! Please put me on physical labor as well!”

As Novem said that, voices came out of the Jewel.

Having been heavily cared for by Novem’s family, the Forxuz House, the First through Fourth Generations showered the girl with favoritism.

『Novem-chan on manual labor? You’ve got to be bloody kidding me!』

As the First said that, the Second continued on.

『Lyle, it’s time to show your manliness.』

The Third as well…

『Novem-chan’s a good girl. Now Lyle, go say something.』

The Fourth was…

『You won’t let Novem-chan do something like that, right, Lyle?』

Threatening me in a low voice.

(… These guys… I’ve had it…)

Fifth Generation onwards didn’t have any special feelings for her.

Of all things, they thought of her as nothing but one from a vassal household.

『Putting a girl on manual labor is none too efficient.』

As the Fifth said that, the Sixth as well…

『Right. Well, she’ll probably be in the way if she was there.』

The Seventh Generation… My Grandfather was…

『Making Lyle do physical labor or the like… even when he’s supposed to be one with royal blood.』

Quite sad for me. He was a grandfather quite soft on his grandchildren.

I looked at Novem.

“I-I’m fine. Let’s go shopping together in the afternoon.”

Hearing that, Novem still seemed a little worried as she spoke.

“Please don’t push yourself too much, Lyle-sama. Then, let’s finish the paperwork.”

Because the Jewel used up my Mana like there was no tomorrow, those around me were under the belief that my constitution was quite weak.

The reason for Novem’s worry was that fact that I’ve collapsed numerous times.

(… For some reason, this doesn’t sit right with me.)

I wanted to shout out that none of that was my fault.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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66 Responses to Sevens: Prologue

  1. can i ask you an opinion? i’m currently writing a novel, can you tell me what you think of it?
    http://royalroadl.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=3380

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    • oh right, thanks for the chapter!

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    • canaria23 says:

      try making a blog of your own as well

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    • canaria23 says:

      RR is kind of not user friendly

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    • ArKain says:

      Well, from a bit of the prologue, seems like you didn’t spend time editing it…

      ‘While the angels had immortal life span and great powers, the humans had brown eyes and hair, a short life span and only their muscle to rely on.”’
      – Change ‘the humans had brown…’ to ‘the humans with their brown eyes and hair, had a short…’ – otherwise it sounds like their brown hair and eyes would somehow be an asset being compared to the angels’ lifespan.

      ‘“But grandpa, why did god created the humans so weak?”’ – change ‘created’ to ‘make’

      ‘While the angels, with great powers and infinite lives were bored and generally not interested in nothing,’ – change ‘nothing’ to anything’ (double negatives, yo!)

      ‘Amidst the flame of war a demon arise, his name was Gaz, the wielder of a gigantic black sword, ‘ -change to ‘… a demon arose, named Gaz, who wielded a gigantic black sword’

      Keep fixing the minor grammar errors and issues in flow like that.

      Apart from editing, writing style seems pretty good to me, not too sure what the plot is though so it doesn’t really hook me in to read more. Also, minor personal issue, but usually the offspring of humans and angels are referred to as nephilim, not seraphim.

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    • I tried it out, but you should really have a beta. It’s not really smooth and can be kind of awkward to read. But it does seem decent I guess.

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      • for now i’m trying to take verything out of my mind while improving the story with users comments.
        i think around chapter 20 i’ll write it again corrected and call it volume 1

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        • riajuu hater says:

          Hey, May i ask. After you finished your novel, will you sell it to public and expand it whole world?

          That’s kinda lot of jop to make money, and it’s also gave lot of trouble if you do alone to writing and to find the publisher or factory company who want to make a copy, make some contract how long will you work with them, share of the product result, how much for you can get the money from the sell. Think who will be buy it .( of course my target allways teenagers.)

          Man, that sure lot of thing to think for myself if i had to say. And of course i had done it but it really hard to find someone who can help me so i quit.

          First ,you find a partner for 2 or 3 people make some small office to make a novel,
          Then if you make 25 copy for yourself and sell it in you reagent for the first try and see the result then if they make an offer or order for you make another copy, The income maybe delicious. Of course you have to use your own money first for small amount of novel to sell.

          Of course it up to you, have a good luck for yor novel.

          and thank, Yuroi-san for the chapter.( TT-TT) sob…. sh*t why am i a loner.

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        • thank you for for the advice, what was yourn novel name?

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        • riajuu hater says:

          title of the novel i already forgot cause i have throw it or burn it, cause at that time I’m so,so frustrated. That bad memory still fresh in my head thought. Still now i got some new jop and work like sh*t.if i want to start written a new story maybe it won’t happen cause my life kinda messes right now.

          so,please forgive me if you want to know about it.

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        • riajuu hater says:

          Oh.. before i forgot your novel is interesting or should i say great work.

          also I’m kinda stupid at that time to cause right now our world have an internet and make a website , Ha’ah , man. now for new generation and me are an old generation.
          My age already past 30 right now.

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  2. AsianOtakuGuy says:

    Aye😀

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  3. gm_rusaku says:

    Thanks for the release

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  4. nerodragon12 says:

    I gave in and started to read sevens…..now I’m enthralled by it, while being scared of it just being another teaser.

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  5. Astreon says:

    Yaaaaaargh !

    it’s not my fault.

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  6. RKain says:

    My thanks to you, Yoraikun.

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  7. F5 spam pay off. Now to finish this before bed time.

    My thanks, Yoraikun~

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  8. Thanks for the chapter yoraikun

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  9. canaria23 says:

    none of that was my fault! hahaha poor child.

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  10. MochiMochi says:

    Iyo

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  11. FluffyMittens says:

    Novelupdates says that this is chapter 20, and the last done chapters were chapter 17 and then the vol 1 epilogue. Is this wrong? Or is there a reason chapter 19 was skipped.

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  12. Harem Hero Go Die says:

    Novem really reeks of suspicion. Lyle who was educated at managing a household didn’t even remember what he said to Novem yet Novem managed to remember it perfectly as if she recorded it. With Novem’s skills, you would think that she knows that Lyle only said those things to push her away yet she made it her reason so she doesn’t end up marrying Lyle.

    If she really is a spy of Celes then Lyle’s heart is gonna hurt like a bitch….I wanna see it happen.

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  13. Countrymage says:

    Thanks for the chapter!😀
    Some typos: “She was she second daughter of a Baron House, and an acquaintance from my childhood.” second ‘she’ should be ‘the’ I think.
    “Then it became a Jewel, the recorded Skills developed a personality.” Don’t know if this is the direct translation, but ‘When’ fits better than ‘Then’.
    “How Lyle, go say something.” That ‘How” should be ‘Now’, those are the only ones I noticed, great work as always.

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  14. diablo says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  15. ZaX says:

    Sadly there is no easy way to improve his mana pool. Thanks for the chapter.

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  16. Anon says:

    This maybe the first time I want a single-heroine plot…
    Novem is too great.

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  17. thexanathar says:

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  18. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    How many skills are in Aria’s gem? Imagine having it turned into a Jewel once Aria wield it.

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  19. alusarle says:

    Thanks for the translation.

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  20. warlokid says:

    i feel so bad for him….but I can’t wait for when………..mana soars cause of………..whoaman!…….mana exhaustion….wonder what’s his skill….I love royalroadl……penguins are cannibals…..carrots…..micheal jordan…..zzzzzzzzzzz….WAIFU!!!……..harem alert…….BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP………why did life in the new world stop………WHY?!…….don’t email me its………zzzzzzzzz……..fake……yuuki rito…….

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    • Qianweijia says:

      Hello, police? We have someone who needs to be sent to a mental hospital.

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      • warlokid says:

        As hitler reincarnate I order everyone to read the alternate earth on royalroadl so the other will be pressured to write more chapters and genderbend anyone that likes peas cause peas are stupid green and all waifus must offer me tomatos as well as one of their socks……MEEHEEEHAHAHAHAHAHEEHAhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa……..so tired……dying is boring?

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        • Mario says:

          Hitler as one of the Demon Lords of this world I need to tell you, you are far to regular to be a Demon Lord, even if i can not say you were lucky, your method was far bellow a genius…and if you try to do the same in this age i am going to fucking destroy you.

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        • warlokid says:

          You stupid greenyellowblackparrot man! You stupid! U don’t even know 9+10! Go back to eating disqusting mushro

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        • Mario says:

          Wahahaha, that is it cry like the baby you are, wahaha.

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  21. Usually, I like to read the comments, but I’m scared to because of spoilers (>.<)

    On the chapter: Ahahahahahahhahahahaha!

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

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  22. Yin says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    “(Tight, I have these guys… this 【Jewel】…)”
    Tight ->> Right

    “Because the Jewel uses up my Mana like there’s no tomorrow, those around me are under the belief tat my constitution is quite weak.”
    tat ->> that

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  23. Chronos5884 says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  24. guest says:

    Hare-brained theory #1: Novem and Celes somehow switched bodies 5 years ago. It explains Novem’s positive attitude towards having Aria marry Lyle, her willingness to leave her home and follow him, she needs to maintain the fiancé relationship to provide an excuse for leaving her “home” and joining Lyle, and the previously-mentioned neglected debt owed to House Forxuz by the Walts provides a motive for notCeles to take over the Walt Family. I’m not saying this theory is likely, but it does explain the situation fairly tidily.

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    • Qianweijia says:

      Even if that theory is wrong, I think that would be a pretty cool plot twist and an interesting direction to head down.

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    • anon says:

      What about the possible connection between Novem’s name and Lyle being the ninth generation?

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      • guest says:

        I must have missed that. Forxuz + 9th generation…? -“November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning “nine”)”

        Hmm, good catch. Is it possible Novem’s also 9th gen in “her” family? But, it sounded like the Forxuz house predates the Walts, considering how they helped shape the founding of the Walt Family. Maybe it’s just a inconsequential titledrop, or a naming tradition of the Forxuz? I mean, if she IS his sister, she’d also be of the 9th generation, but you’d think she’d have been named before then.

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  25. cbslue says:

    i wonder if he ever tells novem about the gem?

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  26. alusarle says:

    Some doubts:

    “A gem was a tool that recorded the Skills that individuals only possessed one of to memory.”
    I needed to read this sentence 5 times before understanding. And what I understood is:
    “A gem was a tool that recorded a memory of the Skills of it’s users. An individual can only have one skill, but a gem can store multiple Skills.” Is this correct?
    If so, please put commas: “A gem was a tool that recorded the Skills, that individuals only possessed one of, to memory.”

    “You’ve got your standin’ to worry about, so I’ll be droppin’ the honorifics on work time.”
    because Aria should worry about her standing, Zelphy drops the honorifics?

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    • Yoraikun says:

      The interpretation you have of the first is correct, but there is absolutely no grammatical error in it. Zelphy is dropping the Lady from Lady Aria, because Aria is no longer a Noble Lady, and she needs to accept that. Also, calling her Lady during adventurer work would complicate things.

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  27. Those jewels are a double edge sword

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  28. sdeligar says:

    Thank you

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  29. mukkaar says:

    ARGGGGHHHH!! Those ancestors are so freaking ruining this novel for me.

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  30. Seinvolf says:

    Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

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  31. xtremeloldude says:

    i wonder when he’s finally going to get a bit more mana reserves so that he’s not constantly on the point of fainting

    thanks for the chapter

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  32. Kryzin says:

    Thxs for the chapter.

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