Sevens: 【Interlude】 Ancestors and Wives

(TL: Yeah, this is technically chapter 119, but it’s an interlude, so it doesn’t really have an order. This is an alternate Chapter 3/4 (Former Fiance Novem, and The Seven Ancestors) This is not an attack on anyone, it’s a depiction of the ancestors of the Walt House)

【Interlude】 Ancestors and Wives

※This is an interlude. It holds no bearing on the main story
Completely separate from the storyline.
Here you will find the reason the Ancestors’ wives do not appear.


 

-Chapter 1-

-Meeting the Ancestors in the Jewel Arc-

Staying in an inn of a lodging town, I abided the voices streaming into my head, and left the room.

I looked around and found a chair in the hall.

So I sat there and decided to waste some time.

(Somehow, I’ve been getting terribly tired lately.)

I lost to my sister Celes, and was driven out of my home, the Walt House. Even now, I’m being saved by my former fiancé Novem.

(I’m really sleepy…)

So sitting in the creaking misshapen wooden chair, I closed my eyes.

『Wake up, ‘ya bastard!』

“Eh, w… what?”

I heard an angry voice, so I opened my eyes, and looked around.

In front of me was a large circular table, with a round blue stone embedded in the center. Around it were fourteen chairs that gave off a similar feel, and there, various men and women sat side by side.

Only my seat was alone, without another stationed beside.

Across from me, with a beast’s fur covering his head, a man who looked like a barbarian from all angles was glaring at me.

『Just look at those dead fish eyes on your face! And now, that frail physique and mopesome temperament… and you call yourself a man of the Walt House!? Listen here, the Walt House’s selling point is the wildness of… OOF!』

The man in his thirties who had begun to yell was shut up by the fist of a woman in her later twenties.

Those around looked at the beaten man with indescribable emotion.

Holding his head, he turned to the woman.

『U-um, you know, that was just to give my poor descendant some motivation, and it’s not like I’m actually angry or anything… I’m not, so…』

With her curling hair done up in a ponytail, the woman lifted the man up by the collar, and shut him up with a strong blow to the body.

(… Eh? What’s all this?)

There, the woman sitting adjacent to me stood, and embraced me.

『You’ve grown so big… Lyle, do you remember me?』

Taking in the woman’s features, I was surprised. Because she resembled my grandmother enough to warrant such surprise. But her age was somewhere in her later twenties.

And my grandmother had long passed.

“Yes, but… that’s…”

When I fidgeted around, the ponytailed woman looked at me, and laughed.

『Hahaha, you’re quite a cute one. I never thought my descendent would turn out to be such a cool man. I’m surprised this man’s House managed to pop out a boy like you.』

My grandmother clinging to me glared at the other woman.

『… Hey wait a minute. It’s my blood that Lyle carries. Meaning he legitimately carries the blood of royalty. You say it as if you’re so high and mighty, but what do the knight couple have to say for themselves?』

A vein popped up on the ponytailed woman’s forehead as she refuted

『Ah? How cheeky for one so younger than me. In the first place, if I wasn’t here, then none of those here would have ever gathered. You understand that, right? Look, you say something too.』

The ponytailed woman turned the conversation to the couple-like people to her side. Looking closely, it looks like all the pairs were spouses.

A man in hunter attire…

『No, um… mom, how about we calm down a little. See, our descendent Lyle over there looks quite troubled.』

But his woman was different.

『I’ve been wanting to say this for quite some time, but…』

Touching her straight and long emerald hair, the woman beside the hunter spoke.

『… Dear mother in law, your soup was definitely too strongly seasoned.』

…. Um, what’s this all about?

On top of being completely irrelevant to the topic at hand, the emerald-haired woman looked quite relieved after the words had left her mouth.

The hunter man tried to follow up.

『Oy, that’s a bit off. No one was asking about that, right!?』

『So what!? I never got to say it up to the end, so let me have my moments! Saying it was the taste of the Walt House, and never calling her out on how terrible it was is your fault, you know!』

The ponytailed woman snapped her fingers as she glared at the hunter, and the woman to his side.

『Hmm… so that’s what you thought? How sad. Now Crassel how about you tell that woman who passes water for soup the truth?』

It appears that the ponytailed woman was the hunter’s mother. Appearance-wise, the hunter-dressed man looked a little older, so it was a peculiar sight.

My grandmother clinging to me offered an explanation.

『It must have been hard for you, Lyle. But don’t worry. Everyone here is an ancestor of the Walt House… I doubt they’ll be much use, honestly, but they have Skills, so I’m sure you’ll find a use for them.』

A younger form of my grandfather stood, and spoke to grandmother.

『O-oy! You shouldn’t be telling him things like that! Of the members of history, there are plenty who’ve excelled in military service. Come to think of it…』

The one to assert their opinion to my grandmother was a woman sitting beside a man who looked quite unconcerned with the situation.

Standing up besides the man of smaller build, she looked towards us.

『You call yourself royalty, but you’re the cause of all this, aren’t you? Are you listening, Lyle-kun? The Jewel that woman brought with her when she married in is the cause of all of this.』

The unconcerned man gave a slight nod.

『… Right. And wait, what’s this about royalty?』

Unable to understand anything, I looked around.

(Um, you’ve lost me.)

An aloof man came in-between the ponytailed woman and the emerald haired one.

『Grandmother, mother, how about we leave it at that? Alright? A request from me.』

Hearing that, the two of them reluctantly stood down. The man’s wife…

『You always just play everything off like that… you really have a knack for it. Even when Max went through so much troubles because of you. Right, Max? You got that strong-willed shorty as your bride, and Fredricks went astray…』

A man wearing glasses broke into a cold sweat as he looked around nervously. A woman of small build slammed both her hands on the table, and stood.

『Oh shut it! I did my best as daughter of a viscount! What’s all this!? What do you mean my Fredricks went astray!?』

The unconcerned man tried to keep up his indifferent air as he fidgeted.

『M-mama, I’m begging you, please stop. Oy, dad!』

He seemed tough on his father, but the glasses-wearing man…

『What are you expecting me to do!? I don’t think I can go against either of them. How about you act like father, and try calming everyone down!?』

『Don’t screw with me, damn old man!』

When they started fighting, the woman of short build also started grappling with the belligerent one.

With a large body, a man who gave off a wild impression at a glance looked at me.

But he was trying to shrink that large body of his, as he remained conscious of the woman sitting to her side.

The pretty woman of blond hair and blue eyes gave off a bit of a cold impression in her dress.

『You sure are loud. Good grief, this is why I hate far out country-side nobles.』

『No, you also lived there, right? Saying it like that is…』

When the wild-ish man said that, the woman glared at him.

『Oh shut it, you liar! What do you mean you fell head over heels for me!? Surrounded by other women… in the first place, getting women just because father in law told you to… you’ve got no individuality, you know!』

The wild man looked towards the man of small build for help.

『… No, I said it was fine to get mistresses, but that’s only if you think there’ll be a problem with succession. I never told you to push yourself and get a number, did I?』

When the wild-ish man hung his head, my grandfather spoke to the woman.

『Mother, can we leave it there? Lyle’s watching.』

She looked at me.

I straitened my back in tension.

『Oh, looking at you up close, you really are cute. I’m sure you’ll make women cry in a different way than that man. Hey, listen Lyle… make sure you don’t turn out like him, alright?』

Being looked at with such lightless eyes, I ended up nodding several times.

My grandmother clinging to me spoke.

『More importantly Lyle, it’s about Novem, but…』

“Eh? Yes?”

『That girl’s quite shady, don’t you think? It’s you know… my intuition is whispering to me.』

“Um, but you see. She did choose to go along with me. And I haven’t even decided what to do from here on, so I don’t think…”

『Oh no worries there!』

My grandmother separated from me, and spread her arms.

『There are fourteen gathered here! With their Skills and stages put together, you’ve got 【Fourty Two Skills】 for the picking! While we’re at it, want to try taking the country? I hate the current royal line, so I’ll support you with all I’ve got. Right, dear?』

When my grandmother looked at him, my grandfather averted his eyes.

『Y-yeah… I’m sure a country or two is simple enough… but what about this country’s history, or just cause or…』

He began mumbling in a quiet voice. My grandmother put her hand to her back, and I’m not sure where she produced it from, but she took out her favorite folding fan.

『What is it? With all the men of the Walt House gathered here, you can’t even take a single country? What a letdown. All the history of the House sung of as Bahnseim’s strongest, and that’s all you’ve got.』

Holding his stomach, the barbarian man stood.

『Wai- wait a second. Look here, right now, that boy doesn’t have a single soldier, so how do you plan on going about taking a country?』

When he stated something surprising logical, the men displayed off their lack of motivation.

『Right. I don’t want to agree with my dad, but picking a fight with a country is a bit…』
『It sounds like a pain. Let’s just run off somewhere, and reclaim some more land.』
『Ah, I’m good at making money, you know.』
『Let’s get some animals aboard. Cute ones!』
『No, I’m sorry, so please forgive me.』
『My position was councilor to that very royal line, though.』

One of them was earnestly apologizing to his wife. The others didn’t seem interested in toppling the reigning power. But the wives of the female camp had differing opinions.

They were all for it.

『Oh, nice! My blood shall take down the royal line of Bahnseim, and become kings… I’m on board!』
『If you use the Skills of everyone gathered here, it’ll be over before you know it.』
『We got from knight to count, so a little leap to king isn’t bad. And wait, that royal line can go to hell already. My husband’s death was definitely that bastard’s fault… Introduced a wife and so what? Pushing all the trouble on us after that…』
『Wonderful! Let’s show the descendants of that disgusting king a thing or two!』
『How much do you think my husband suffered… I won’t forgive Celes for making all his efforts be for nothing! And I’ve not a shred of loyalty for the royalty that abandoned all its provincial nobles! Dear, let’s do it.』
『… It’ll be just right to blow off some stress. You’re doing it, right dear?』
『There are houses we have good enough relations with. There are plenty of nobles with dissatisfactions against the royalty. It’s fine, we will give you the throne, Lyle.』

No, rather than wanting to get anything like that…

“U-um… I couldn’t even win against Celes…”

The Barbarian-styled man.

『That’s why you’re no goo… Bherah!』

After the pony tailed woman sent him flying to shut him up, the other woman began negotiations with their husbands.

Pleading, and occasionally threatening, and with sticking cynicism, they received the permission of the men.

And all I could do was watch it go on…

My grandmother spoke.

『Now, Lyle… let’s start our regime.』

“U-um…”

After it went on that far, I started to hear Novem’s voice.

“Lyle-sama, you’ll catch a cold if you sleep in a place like this.”

Having washed her hair and wiped down her body, Novem looked at me with ample worry.

My eyes were teary, as I held her body to my own.

“W-what could be the matter, Lyle-sama!?”

As she panicked, I spoke.

“What should I do, Novem… it seems I’m going to be overthrowing the government.”

“… Huh?”

Even Novem was struck dumbfound by my words.


 

How was it?

It won’t get anywhere. With fourteen in the Jewel… the main story won’t get anywhere! And I can’t deal with as many Skills as the meaning of life.

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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93 Responses to Sevens: 【Interlude】 Ancestors and Wives

  1. GM_Rusaku says:

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  2. WindBlade13 says:

    I…I cant omfg i’m dying. Jesus we need an offshoot of this series with the Woman Ancestors. That would just be comedy gold.

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    • shirayukibns says:

      *cough* Celes *cough*

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      • masadeer says:

        celes? what’s that? can you eat it? oh wait, you meant that thing lying in a crumpled heap on the floor? What happened to it you ask? well y’see, a blue haired 15 yr old boy with a strange blue rock came through and steamrolled her with the power of 42 skills, mumbling about overthrowing government, in between sobbing breakdowns of “please no more, grandma I’m sorry, I’M SORRY, nooo!!!!”, etc.

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        • Owl says:

          🙂

          +1

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        • necrosis says:

          that is probably what would happen or he’d toss it and run

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        • cocohime1985 says:

          Or maybe he give it to celes and it bound to her mana even she need to get rid of it she cant and every time she close her eye all Ancestor wait for her to preach all day all night 24-7 till she cant take it anymore but again it bound to her mana she cant get rid of it

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        • AEGIS says:

          and Lyle took over he world and create the strongest empire in history, THE Walt Empire.

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  3. gohankuten says:

    This seems like it would be an even funnier story lol. But the skills would only work if those wives had support skills as well which seems unlikely. It seems more likely that most of the wives had vanguard or rearguard skills. Also it’s no fun if they only had 1 of the 5ths wives instead of all of them lol.

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  4. KozuKy says:

    L M A O

    that would be funny if he manages to defeat Celes because of his Ancestors’ Wives instructions,and the novel only took 3 volumes.

    Thanks for the Interlude🙂

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  5. KappaPride says:

    And that’s the biggest hint. Now I’m just gonna sit here and drink my tea classically…

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  6. Tolack says:

    Hahahaha! Yea, we already have plenty of characters that get lots of screen time, so no need for a permanent seven more. The ancestors banter plenty already; throwing their strong-minded wives in as well? Every chapter would be like this one – 90% Jewel talk, 10% every other possible element.

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  7. orangelightsaber says:

    Is this a preview of whats to come this is deadly…

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  8. Countrymage says:

    This is the best way to answer a question, now if only it continued, or showed us the side by side of other important points in the story where it could have gone in hilariously different ways…

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  9. Worshiper of the Supreme Translator says:

    Well, at least Lyle will be REALLY motivated to get every single one of those skill now…

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  11. fenrirforce says:

    What do you mean it won’t go anywhere? It got even better and Lyle grow progress will be even faster.

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  12. Tobiichi says:

    Yeah, if this story continued, there will be 2 Celes fighting each other…

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  13. This chapter never happened in the main story because no one knew about Celes’s jewel until 6 months after the story started. One- two months later the first generation was the one who connected the dots but the other generations didn’t believe him.

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  14. loidplus says:

    All that mana drain from 14 people talking, he won’t be able to stand up.

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  15. chosenmoon says:

    Honestly i was kinda hoping that the wives were also included in the jewel but put under more constraints (like more conditions)before they could act and speak.

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    • manthin says:

      Well assuming the fan theory that there are 2-3 more hidden personalities in the jewel is correct (unlikely at this point), we could get some of the ancestors wives (lets say those who developed support skills and got to touch the jewel at some point to explain why only 2-3), maybe they would appear once the last 2-3 ancestors are left or something.

      That being said it would be interesting to meet Zenoire inside of Lyle’s jewel as she could provide a lot of info about Celes and her jewel.

      P.S. theory originated from May’s sensing that Lyle has “10 skills”. Even though it WAS my personal opinion that she was counting the available stages of skills (after question corner I am not as sure anymore).

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    • rennass says:

      If this really happening, it will be opposite.
      The wives will take control and heads will have to ask for permission before utter a word.

      Ex:
      1st: Dear wife, may I put on a condition to teach Lyle Full Burst?
      1st True Head: Permission denied, just teach Lyle already.
      1st: but I want him to help Aria-tan.
      1st TH: Lyle will help her because she can assist him upsurp the throne, not because she’s that bitch’s descendant. Are we CLEAR?
      1st henchman: Yes, yes we are.

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      • Yoraikun says:

        According to the character bios, the First’s Wife (Amanda Walt) hates it whenever Basil brought up Alice. No, no one would be out helping Aria

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        • rennass says:

          She may hate Alice but she won’t show her great-grandson her ugly side saying she won’t help Alice’s descendant.
          Plus, Novem will anyway try to recruit Aria to increase Lyle harem(army) size.
          So whatever the real motives are, Lyle will end up help Aria and woo her unconsciously.

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  16. Giorgio A. Tsoukalos says:

    Lyle I, colloquially known as ‘Lyle the Usurper’, ‘Lyle the Bloody’, ‘Lyle of the Sororicide’, ‘Harem King Lyle’, and ‘that dude with some seriously disturbing fetishes’ (and, supposedly, among friends and family, ‘He of Many Unfortunate Rumours’) is known both for his usurpation of the Royal throne and his speed in doing so, but also the swiftness with which he passed on the title to the next generation. Little is known of his intentions for doing so, and he is known to have frustrated biographers with a wide variety of crazed seeming answers.

    Most historians agree that his most common answer (“I dunno, man, my great great great [x7] grandma told me to, all the other women in the family agreed, and nobody really says no to gran anyways”) was likely a symptom of early onset senility. However, a more modern theory gaining credence these days, is that his seeming insanity was in fact him dissembling to disguise his tactical genius, a theory strengthened by the fact that the was known to generally have a henpecked nature.

    We, here at the History Channel, of course, have our own theory.

    “ALIENS”

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  17. lolz says:

    Is this a real chapter? I mean it sounds too good to be true for him to gain double the amount of skills he already has?

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  18. darkamethyst says:

    Well when lyle and novem (if) also recorded perhaps she’ll become like that or she’ll become the only docile ‘wife’ among them… thanks :3

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  19. andreliu507 says:

    Lol as many skills as the meaning of life… 7*2*3 = 14*3 = 42 = meaning of life.

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  20. e94allen says:

    If chapter 119 isn’t exactly correct… then just change it to 118.5

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    • Yoraikun says:

      The chapters aren’t numbered to begin with. It’s quite arbitrary, pretty much the number in the url bar in the source material.
      With 345 chapters, though, and the last two being epilogue, taking it out would give 342. 343 is 7^3

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  21. law says:

    Wow well can’t wait for more, thanks IYO

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  22. homey says:

    The author clearly has a wife.

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  23. acefisher says:

    That was beautiful.

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  24. lenyekpenyek says:

    At the front, all the ancestors appears to be wise, experienced and dependable for many things. Of course each of them got their fair share of trouble as well, but they’re ok for the most part.

    But behind the scene, no one knows the women were the true final boss lol.

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  25. bedheadedcat says:

    This would’ve turned out very differently had it been the women of the walt house instead of the men.

    Ahaha, what would have become of of Lyle had that been the case I wonder.

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  26. sorenknight says:

    This felt so much sooo much like an April Fool chapter, but its so golden.

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  27. talons claw says:

    Wait did this really happen in the actual timeline or just a what if moment? Confused… Btw if the wives appeared then damn… Lyle they will rock

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  28. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Reminds me of Marvel’s ‘What If?’ series.

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  29. Owl says:

    『While we’re at it, want to try taking the country? I hate the current royal line, so I’ll support you with all I’ve got. Right, dear?』

    When my grandmother looked at him, my grandfather averted his eyes.

    『Y-yeah… I’m sure a country or two is simple enough… but what about this country’s history, or just cause or…』

    And that is why they did not invite their wives into the gem with them lol.

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    • AEGIS says:

      I think Zenoire going to tell lyle everything about Celes’s jewel and then get celes under control or something,then they conquer the world.
      The Birth of the Walt Empire with it’s first emperor,Lyle the Mad Stategist.

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  30. frenzy85 says:

    Whoa. So all their wives got their skills to their respective third stages, too?

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  31. Rinka says:

    Thanks for the chapter~

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  32. necrosis says:

    I’m surprised so many people didn’t realize this was a what if story and let’s face it if we had seven couples all of them being daughter and mother in laws to each other we’d never end the fighting in there and Lyle couldn’t move
    Also this is going to sound sexist but all the men in that jewel are far more docile and aloof than their world dominating wives.
    Lastly the seventh picked a scary bride she seems nice to have as a grandmother or mother but having her in my head would give me night terrors

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  33. Sternav says:

    Thanks for the tease!!❤ and to think that there are suppose to be 42 skills to grab instead of 21, it would have been a helluva long and crazy W/LN!! ^_^

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  34. DarknessWolf says:

    Thanks for the chapter.
    …Just do it as “Sevens the legendary of Lyle Walt”!🙂

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  35. bladerain says:

    Why does it feel as if those women are even more manlier than their husbands?

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  36. nckeo says:

    People questioned the need of Man Cave?

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  37. AEGIS says:

    in a way,this will be a good novel called “fortytwos”
    or something,I can’t think of a good title

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  38. This just make me want them to appear more.

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  39. Nordisk says:

    Okay so my previous hunch that the Jewel of Celes has at least 1 of the Walt Family wives, I was rooting for the 5th’s Wife because she’s the one that brought over the Jewel and last held it right?
    So circling back;
    Maybe its Agrissa?
    Was Agrissa a person or a God?
    Can Gods be trapped in a Jewel?
    If yes, can Lyle have a God in his Jewel as well? Currently inside and waiting for a very particular and scrutinous unlock method it would be funny if its Mr. Lyle haha.

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  40. ZaX says:

    Also before Lyle’s growth he would just pass out constantly. Thanks for the chapter

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  41. nzpieface says:

    Holy shit, he would’ve done the EXACT SAME THING as Celes if there were 14…..

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  42. Kairu~ says:

    This is hilarious xD if this were to happen not only lyle gets headache but also the author too haha

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  43. Jotyma says:

    Thanks for the chapter. Swag.

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  44. The author should have went this route laughs would have never stopped

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  45. Dama says:

    For some reason (plot aside) this might be a better story (or an epic spin off)

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  46. cloudytama says:

    LMAO…The Ancestor’s wives even more scary than their husband!!!
    And they even hold more hatred toward the royalty…. lol

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  47. Chronos5884 says:

    This would be hilarious. Pffff henpecked, the lot of them. Mothers and wives were terrifying.

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Pffff… the way the first gets beaten. Hahaha! This would be an epic and shorter story.

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  48. Shio says:

    42 is the answer to life…
    wait, the author read Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy? Or is it a pun to death (shi ni)?

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  49. Avarrencus says:

    Well the more the merrier

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