Sevens Question Corner 6

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The author commented that almost all questions brought up in this chapter lead to spoiler answers, so he had to choose questions carefully.

Sevens   Question Corner 6

Q: So was what the merchant bought a Hipporgyph, or a Gryphon?

A: Author: A【Gryphon】. What the Circry House’s head bought was a 【Hippogyph】.

Q: About Norma’s and Clark’s futures

A: Author: No current plans to write about it.

Q: I’m curious about how exactly Lyle worked the casino.

A: Lyle (´・ω・`): “… Um, I didn’t really do anything special. There are people who keep watch, and sense for Skill use, and all. I just wasted time normally, and earned a silver in the end.”

Q: Is the Quilin behind why Lyle doesn’t get influenced by Celes?

A: Fifth Generation Head ( ゜Д゜): “No.”

Q: Is he an idiot to venture outside while he knew Celes was there?

A: Third Generation Head (´∀` ):  “You’d rather him hide in a corner in fear? More so, I never thought knights to be so belligerent. I thought they’d deride him at most. Well, in truth, they did encounter one another, so I have to agree with your opinion.”

Q: I don’t get why Lianne agreed to meet Lyle.

A: Sixth Generation Head (`・ω・´;): “We were surprised at that one to. I just thought on the level of, ‘It’d be nice if they’d meat someday.’ Well, I’ll bet the girl has much on her mind.”

Seventh Generation Head (´・ω・`): “I think she just wanted to see Lyle herself. Perhaps she was also considering the reason he didn’t sound charmed. The reason she saved him later was probably her hostility towards Celes.”

Q: It’s time to marry into Faunbeux!

A Sixth Generation Head (´;ω;`): “I really don’t think that’s possible. I mean… with the beatdown I gave them.”

Seventh Generation Head (*´・Д・): “Before status even comes into play, there’s the grudges they have to our House. They haven’t had much opportunity to get back at us, so I doubt they’d consent. ”

Q: The reason Lyle held back against the Walt house’s soldiers.

A: Fifth Generation Head (`・ω・´): “If he killed them, they’d get more serious at killing him. Knocking them unconscious is good and all, but with their strength taken into consideration, he did get serious along the way! You may think that makes Lyle weak, but… being surrounded really is just that dangerous! Protecting two others adds various restrictions!”

Third Generation Head ( ゜Д゜): “Come to think of it, I don’t think Lyle has much experience fighting whilst surrounded. With the Skills he has, he normally avoids ending up in such situations. I think it’s to do with not being used to it as well.”

Q: Is it really alright to pick a fight with an ancient elf clan?

A: Third Generation Head (´∀`): “Meh, demi-humans don’t have a very high standing anyways.”

Q: Was the coupled carriage ticket they purchased to leave the country, or the city?

A: Fourth Generation Head (-@∀@): “To get to Beim, they’ll have to leave the carriage eventually. Because there isn’t a coupled carriage system outside of Bahnseim, they’ll have to secure another means of transportation somewhere. By the way, Beim’s a foreign country. And quite a small one at that.”

Q: Why is Lyle so well known when he never went out?

A: Lyle ( ・∀・): “Well known? I think it’s just the House, and me being born the first son of said House. Perhaps there was something like a wondrance why I never went out to begin with? I mean, that kid was quite normal before he turned ten. Did something happen? I think something of that level was likely a bit known.”

Q: So if Celes is royalty, who’s succeeding the Walt House?

A: Lyle (;・∀・): “I’m curious myself, but I doubt Celes thought it through that far. That’s the vibe she gives me. I really wonder what’s to become of it.”

Q: About gems. Are they expensive? Isn’t that a bit dangerous?

A: Author: I’ll take this as a question as to their price when the First Generation purchased one. If you want to look at it in modern measurements, they went in the tens of thousands of USD range, and the unpopular one the First purchased was in the thousands range.
The funding for pioneering forces was also barely scraping through, so the image such pioneers gave off was one where a blue gem was the most they could afford.
Gems themselves record Skills, but whether one will create an effective Skill combination naturally is up to question.
The Walt House popped out useful Skills one after the other, so the Jewel seems quite proficient.
But at present, there are already magic tools with which you can mix and match Skills at will, so the value of Gems has dropped off considerably.
And if it isn’t handed down in direct succession, with a generation personally teaching the next, you can only use Skills at their base level.
By the way…

【Red】 is Vanguard
【Yellow】 is Rearguard
【Blue】 is Support.

Did any of that answer your question?

Q: I’m curious about the family organization of the Sixth.

A: Sixth Generation Head (;´Д`): “… Y-yeah…”

Fifth Generation Head ( ゜∀゜): “He tried to imitate me and make something like a Harem. Simply awful!”
Seventh Generation Head ( ゜∀゜): “The reason I didn’t build one myself is mainly the Sixth.”

Q: Challenging Celes is stupid. The ancestors are stupid to have agreed with it.

A: Yes?

Q: The basis of this story seems to be more modern than medieval.

A: Author: This is a fantasy.
To put it bluntly, that doesn’t matter!
… or more so, when you try to get nobles to be the ruling order, this and that leads one to put a medieval world as the base.
So as a model for the system alone, I have chosen the middle ages.
In modern times, you can purchase titles with money, and the merchants are the stronger order. It’s harder to work that angle.
Well, I do think merchants were a sturdy and strong existence back then too, mind you.
If you’re looking at technological might, there’s magic, so I do evaluate it quite high. If there’s no problems, it’s a world that could develop railways and airships at any moment.
I mean, they have proper flushing toilets and baths and everything…

(TL: If you’ve ever clicked on the link at the top of these corners, you’ll notice the Q/A is a small part of a larger author commentary. The author further elaborates on this question, stating that if you really wanted a medieval setting, the truth behind puffy dresses, medical treatments, high heels, and perfume would destroy some dreams.)

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39 Responses to Sevens Question Corner 6

  1. nzpieface says:

    First? And thanks for this stuff

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  2. baths and toilets always modern in fantasy world.

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    • The first criteria to evaluate civil level of a house is the toilet: running water, soap… The second is kitchen. Once you get beyond it, a house in ancient times is not that different from medieval times, and only slightly different in pre-modern times. It is our times that is much different from preceding eras.

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      • Yoraikun says:

        how about cooling systems?

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        • Yep. That’s the reason our time is much different.

          As for cooling systems, aka aircons, it’s of importance during certain kind of weather. If it’s too cold, it lose its meaning, yes?

          Also, my personal opinion is that aircon is pretty harmful for your health. but that is an opinion not shared by most, I aware of that.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          No, I mean the need to keep things cold in general, like freezers, refrigeration, Serge’s statue… etc

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        • pretty sure that counts as “kitchen”. though again, until the widespreading of electrical appliances, there never was much variety for it, the best that societies could do is find a naturally cold or thermically isolated space for storage.

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        • Fridge is counted as kitchen item in my book.

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        • xgerm says:

          well they’re part of the kitchen.
          and although they’re important, the running water/flushing toilet/sewage is way more important. i mean, you have to use water to clean yourself, without water you can’t (ok some modern soaps may do without it, but in general you need it). without running water you’ll do something else to get it, like bringing it from a well.
          cooling is just the easier way to make food last a long time, but there are many else commonly used. can food like tuna. you can put things in salt or oil. even sugar works. you can boil things. just think about fruit jam or pickles (this is the word for vegetables in oil/vinegar right?).
          water is a necessity, cooling makes your life easier, but you can do without (urgh, so uncomfortable)

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    • DarknessWolf says:

      Transport or/and reincarnate peoples! Even though the author didn’t say but that maybe it is when they say flushing toilets!

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      • Yoraikun says:

        Or maybe people can actually do things of their own accord.

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      • necrosis says:

        Well rome had a running water sewer system and if you add in this worlds magic and magic tools it is feasible for a medieval world to obtain this
        another point is it seems this world seems to be in a future where tech regressed
        Also the romans kind of messed up the plumbing since their running water source used all lead piping due to the ease of working with it

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        • xgerm says:

          were the effects of lead very noticeable?
          i mean, some of those pipes were still used in the medieval ages, if the effects were strong in hundreds of years they should notice the water became poisonous

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        • necrosis says:

          not really lead poising causes in small doses things like mad hatter syndrome and rome was abandoned after they racked up a huge national debt with all the wars they waged
          So they never realized the effects of led and just saw the rampant madness as some unknown aliment

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    • Reaper Phoenix says:

      I read somewhere that they already had flushing toilet for the nobles during the Victorian era in England. They had to fill the tank manually though.

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  3. DarknessWolf says:

    Thanks for the chapters.
    Hope he will got Lianna and some princesses!🙂

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  4. Snoop says:

    Im assuming its mean gold not yen

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  5. Compared to previous ones, this question corner sure felt weak… little humor and emojis, author answered himself most of the questions… i get the feeling he was quite tired or just fed up with bad questions when he wrote this. Hope they’re not all like this from now on, i quite liked these corners

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  6. GM_Rusaku says:


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      Thanks   ii!i!i
       Nepu!! / ~~~ \
      ⊂⊃ /  ^ω ^ \ ⊂⊃
    ___,,,,傘傘傘┯┯┯┯傘傘傘_

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  7. Wububububub(that dubstep sound) says:

    We were surprised at that one to. I just thought on the level of, ‘It’d be nice if they’d meat someday.’
    It’d be nice if they’d meat someday
    THEY’D MEAT SOMEDAY
    …lewd…

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  8. mattu10599 says:

    Does having multiple jewels give even more skills? Like could I be bling bling boy wonder with superpowers? Thanks.

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    • Sage says:

      Hmm you can’t use multiple jewels, since they would interfere with one another. That Lyle used his jewel together with another Mediums skill (The dagger) is realy abnormal but this maight be answered later in some volume.

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  9. Thanks for translating this part too. I recall the fifth being the playboy and known for his harem but not his son the sixth, or was it overshadowed by the fact that the sixth was known for all the unscrupulous means he used when he was acting head?

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  10. RandomDude says:

    How many volumes are there?

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  11. BalthasarH says:

    Was it ever explained wether there is a maximum number of skills per Gem/Jewel and how long it takes the Gem/Jewel to copy a skill?
    If they can store an unlimited number of skills and take less than a month to copy a skill a general could just split the skill-holders of his army in Support/Vanguard/Rearguard departments and pass gems around to get Superjewels.

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