Sevens: Guild Personnel

Guild Personnel

Having dropped by the Trēs House, I was sipping tea in Vera’s room.

The mansion was extravagant, and even with Beim’s high population density, they had a vast yard surrounding it. What’s more, it wasn’t in a bad location like that mansion I’d bought.

In such a location, with all the conditions gathered together, a mansion that looked like overkill had been set up.

And if you were to ask what I was doing in Vera’s room…

“The items on this list? Let’s see. We could likely get them together ourselves, but they’re specialized tools, so it may be best to buy them all together at another shop. Because if you’re buying all this together, they’d usually give a discount. I’ll prepare a letter of introduction, so go buy them with Professor Damien.”

The memo Damien had scribbled out was re-written for readability’s sake, and I handed it to Vera.

“So buying them all at once is more beneficial?”

“With the Trēs Trading Company, we don’t deal in such specialized tools. We may have one or two in stock, but rather than purchasing them one by one, it’s to your benefit to buy them together. You can go there next time you want to buy something too. A shop that sells this sort would be…”

According to my consultation with Vera, if I wanted to buy the implements Damien requested, I would have to go there.

“It’s my loss. You’ve memorized all that?”

As she looked as if she remembered all the merchants and shops in Beim, I said that, and she laughed.

“Of course not. There aren’t too many specialists in this sort of machinery or equipments. It’s not like I know each and every door.”

She explained, as she began writing up a letter of recommendation. The Trēs House’s name was quite effective in Beim.

I heard the Fourth’s voice from the Jewel.

『Lyle, have her introduce a variety of craftsmen. Like some dealing in rare metal.』

The golems Damien was producing… dubbed the 【Valkyries】 by the man, had their skeletal frame parts incorporate rare metal, it seems.

But for the processing, and property selections of the metal, we would need the power of a specialized craftsman. So we would need an introduction so such a craftsman as well.

“While we’re at it, do you know any good craftsmen for processing rare metal? More than that, you know anyone who could work with Tressy’s materials? According to Damien, they were considerably amazing.”

When he saw Tressy’s materials, Damien said they contained some superior metals. But we had not the tools to process them, nor the acquaintances who could.

Vera sat on the sofa, and touched her hand to her chin, looking down a little.

“They’re mainly unknown rare metal, and never-before-seen materials, right? I’m sure there are quite a few craftsmen in Beim who could work with them, but before that… an experienced one who knows not the impossible. If you ask if I know one, then I do, but he’s quite stubborn. Perhaps you could negotiate with metals he’d never usually get to put his hands on?”

I was thinking the same. Collecting up the metal was going to take time. It would also cost money, so I wanted to use as much of Tressy’s leftover materials as I could.

“I did have that on mind. But it seems Damien is more fixated on those materials than I had anticipated. Saying they’ll be put to good use in his own research.”

Perhaps Vera found it funny, as she laughed.

“There’s no helping researchers and craftsmen. They should learn to compromise. I got it. I’ll put in a word. But even if you can meet him with me, he’s a craftsmen who sometimes even declines my father’s requests.”

“Is he that amazing?”

The fact there was a craftsman who would decline the requests of the Trēs House’s head surprised me.

But I could nod to the story.

“He’s a dwarf. They’re long lived, and it seems he’s been our exclusive merchant for a long time. Even in my grandfather’s time, we weren’t able to go against him too strongly. The important parts of the Vera Trēs were made by that dwarf.”

(I guess I’ll try meeting them. If it’s no good, I’ll move on.)

And as I continued talking with Vera like that, a knock resounded through the room. The one to enter was Vera’s younger sister Gina.

With red hair, she was, unlike Vera, abundant… in chest.

“Vera, there’s something I’d like to… oh my.”

“What?”

As Vera took a discontent sip of tea, Gina-san looked at me with a bit of a troubled expression.

“T-the truth is… it’s about Roland.”

If I recall correctly, that’s the name of Vera’s first love. And at present, he was younger sister’s lover, it seems.

The Seventh let out a dubious voice from the Jewel.

『What could it be. You know… once you know this and that, it makes you want to tell the girl to make a better choice of people to consult her problems with.』

Milleia-san sounded delighted.

『Using these sorts of tactics… these muddy affairs sure are interesting. Even in the Walt house, there was a time where an elder and younger sister of mine were contesting over a single man, you know. In the end, the one who got the guy was a completely irrelevant younger sister, though. 』

The Fifth sounded surprised.

『… I never heard anything like that. Something like that happened?』

Vera sighed, stood, and apologized to me.

“Sorry. It looks like that’s all for today.”

I also stood.

“No, I’m glad we could talk of all that we did. I really apologize I was almost all my own matters.”

“That’s fine. And accept the present later. I told them to hand it to you.”

In truth, it had mostly been about me. A fun conversation with Vera only took ten minutes or so up of the two hours.

The Fourth, in regards to that.

『You were so terrible before, even this is an improvement.』

Milleia-san, hearing that.

『So you were even more terrible before. I’d have liked to have seen that.』

(… Where is the kind young sister the Sixth was always talking about? That was definitely a lie.)

… Once Lyle had left the mansion, Vera went to Gina’s room.

She sat on her sofa, the two facing one another.

A strong light poured into the room, but everywhere it didn’t hit was quite dark.

Vera lowered her voice a bit.

“You don’t have to be so wary of us. Lyle has no intention of taking over the Trēs House.”

No intentions to take over. But Lyle had told her personally. That for the sake of the future, he was thinking of placing some regulations on Beim.

(If someone else said it, I’d wonder what they were even talking about. That sort of talk.)

Hearing that, Gina twitched in response, and after a while, she opened her mouth.

“Um, I’m sure you understand this, but an adventurer succeeding the Trēs House is a bit… even if you don’t have such intentions…”

Hearing Gina’s piece, Vera inferred the general just of it.

(Seeing as I’m not marrying a suitor chosen by father, she came to assure her position in the house. She’s also quite wary of Lyle.)

She knew Gina was moving to officially take Roland as a groom.

And in truth, Vera had always known Gina was the sort to make these sorts of calculated moves. And Gina knew full that Vera herself was in love with Roland.

She knew, and that’s why she moved first to start going out with him.

“Father doesn’t intend to let me succeed either. And it really doesn’t matter who does. What’s more, I haven’t the mind yet to lay hands on the Trēs House’s money. That was all my own funds.”

Gina seemed to be worried about whether Vera would become engrossed in Lyle, and eat away at the House’s assets.

“But would you usually go that far?”

And she surely had a side that cared for her elder sister. But to Vera, that was only a hindrance.

“… Gina, I won’t get in the way of you and Roland. If you want to succeed the Trēs House, then go and do it already. So please don’t get in the way of me and Lyle. I won’t cause you any trouble.”

(For now.)

Or so she thought in her heart…

Leaving Vera’s mansion, I showed my face at the East Branch for the first in a long time.

I had planned to go there from the start, but when I went in, I felt the surrounding stares. I had felt them since I returned to Beim, but as I thought, I stood out.

The low voices.

“Oy, it’s the Holy Knight.”
“Huh? Don’t you mean Knight of Love?”
“It’s that, ain’t it? Not just the Holy Maiden, he got a princess to fall too, or something…”

Hearing the adventurers’ voices, I felt some resentment at the fact most of my rumors were growing terrible.

There, I saw a familiar group.

It was Erhart’s party.

The Third in the Jewel was a little surprised.

『Oh, almost didn’t recognize him there.』

The Third’s surprise wasn’t misplaced. After all, while his tank top showed no alteration, his other equipment had become complete.

While it did feel he was the only one fully equipped, his other comrades were wearing the brand-new equipment of novice adventurers.

He was standing in Marianne-san’s line, keeping relatively quiet. He stood alongside another, as his other companions were on standby in a corner of the lobby.

There, noticing me, Erhart thrust out his finger.

“Ah, you’re…!”

I thought he had become a bit more decent, but it seems his insides hadn’t changed all that much. Deceived by his appearance, I had come under the impression he had matured.

“Long time no see. You doing well?”

When I dealt with him with a smile, he was as brimming with vigor as always. He was glaring my way, but his comrade grabbed his shoulder, letting him regain his composure.

“Hah! You’ve gotten just a little bit famous, but we’ll catch up to you in no time. No, we’ll pass you by before you know it!”

He was belligerent, but it doesn’t look like he would try to come at me or anything.

(What’s this? Even this miniscule change makes me feel he’s grown. Maybe it’s because I saw that adventurer of Cartaffs, but this guy is starting to look decent.)

“I’m counting on it.”

I said, as I started up the stairs. Perhaps Erhart’s turn in line came, as he went over to the receptionist Marianne-san with his head held high, and started up a conversation.

Seeing him like that, I gave a bitter smile, but just a bit…

(Huh? Why does Marianne-san look a little sad?)

… I ended up thinking that.

The Guild’s third floor.

When I went to individually check with a receptionist on my future requests, I found Tanya-san at the desk.

Black bob-cut, bespectacled with the air of a capable woman, she conversed with me, and helped me think over my future objectives as an adventurer.

With the East Branch being a dispatch-type Guild, quite an amount of time was needed for each request. So if you wanted to make money, it would be quite difficult.

But adventurers recognized by a branch could, like this, be introduced to requests of high difficulty, and favorable profits.

Tanya-san confirmed the request I had chosen.

“Very well, so you wish to complete this one next. While you’re at it, could I get you to take care of a cheaper one as well? There are a few on the way.”

Saying she wanted me to take care of a few miscellaneous jobs, she let me review the contents.

“This definitely isn’t on the way, is it? It’s a bit of a detour. Well, not that I mind. I want to participate in the next Labyrinth Subjugation after all.”

When I put in a bit of cynicism, Tanya-san gave a wry smile.

“It’s because you’re a skilled adventurer, Lyle-kun. We’ll properly call out to you when the time comes. Come to think of it, Alette-san’s party has returned, but have you met up with her yet? Last she came in, she said that her timing was off, and she missed a chance to meet you.”

I tilted my head.

Alette Baillet… a female knight even said to be the next vice-captain of Lorphys’ knights. With Lorphys’ newly expanded territory, I thought she would be living a life chased by the demons of work.

I couldn’t see why she had returned to Beim.

“When her own country is so busy, I’m surprised they could dispatch her back to Beim. I get the feeling their financial situation isn’t that bad, you know.”

“… I won’t ask why you’re so knowledgeable on Lorphy’s financial affairs. But she’s probably here for you, Lyle-kun.”

I couldn’t see the reason for that either. I looked down a bit in thought.

There, the Seventh spoke.

『I don’t think they’re trying to make an enemy of us, but could it be enclosure? If they wanted to kill Lyle here, it would become another spark with Zayin. It’s hard to think they would work together with Zayin to kill Lyle.』

(TL: Enclosure, as in the process of converting public property into private property)

The Fourth laughed.

『Their country’s internal affairs are going right through us! If they came to kill him, I’m sure we could go crush them.』

(How scary. But I can actually think of a number of means.)

Having worked in Zayin, I came to understand quite a few weaknesses of Zayin and Lorphys. Like which locations to attack to give the most possible damage.

(And both places only have one successor at present. Zayin has Thelma-san, but it would be hard for her to make a comeback at this point.)

Tanya-san collected up the documents as she spoke.

“Well, it’s not like she’s got her eyes on you in a bad sense, so if you find the time, why not try and meet her?”

I nodded, and thought over when to meet her.

It was that moment. I suddenly remembered Marianne-san’s saddened face.

“This is a completely different matter, but you know Marianne-san who’s in charge of Erhart’s party? Did something happen between her and Erhart? She looked a little sad, or how should I put it… just wondering if those guys did anything.”

There, Tanya-san looked a little surprised. But it seems something came to mind at once, as she explained it to me.

What she spoke of was likely just what she was permitted to say.

“They’ve become shockingly more diligent than they started out. They’re able to reliably earn high evaluations on odd jobs, after all. Well, I’m telling you because I doubt there will be a problem, but it’s getting close to the time for them to graduate.”

“Graduate?”

“They’ve lost the need to have an exclusive receptionist. Of course, from here on, there will be times when she’ll deal with them normally. Even so, seeing an adventurer come of age, even a receptionist has some things to think about. And Marianne’s an especially kind one.”

Graduation.

Compleeting requests, saving money, and getting equipment in order.

Young adventurers who properly prepared, as long as they didn’t push themselves, had a high chance of survival.

What’s more, Erhart was a Skillholder.

They’d surely be just fine with the monsters around Beim.

“Not to sound rude, but I thought it was something darker than that.”

Tanya0san upon hearing that, sharpened her gaze a little.

“… I won’t deny the fact there are receptionists like that, but Marianne isn’t one of them.”

On her words I apologized, and Tanya-san apologized as well. And with the papers all in order, she put them in an envelope, and handed them over to me.

At the end.

“Well, receptionists have a lot going on as well.”

She said that.

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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81 Responses to Sevens: Guild Personnel

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  2. First thank for chapter i have been waiting for this🙂

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  3. GM_Rusaku says:

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  4. Biskmatar says:

    Thank you for the chapter

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  5. HapUgMata says:

    thanks for the chapter…

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  6. Emilia says:

    I miss Vera’s father😄

    Thank you for the new chapter!

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  7. KozuKy says:

    Thanks for the chapter😀

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  8. rlackbabbit says:

    I thought there would be some Marrianne-Erhart background romance going on

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    • maccoyid says:

      eew.. gross..

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      • rlackbabbit says:

        but then it would be some kind of plot where Erhart thinks that Lyle is a lavu-lavu-masuta and try to get some advice from lyle on how to conquer Marianne.

        Lyle would try to awkwardly play matchmaker for them and give him his playboy tips, being the doki doki conqueror he is

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    • ampzz says:

      I don’t think it’s romance it would be more of a motherly affection over the fact that since he’s matured while being under her exclusive care she grew slightly attached over their growth. It would be like watching your own child taking his or her first steps in their life. Since, after they’re gone from her she will be reassigned to someone else that needs work from the ground up again as it’s her job to do so. She’s a kind one, sure, but again that kindness could just be how she would feel looking after children.

      Comes down to interpersonal relationships within business environments. You do get attached to people that you have taken a while to train up yourself, even more so if you can take an informal approach to the matter.

      If she does become emotionally attached to him then it can negatively affect her position in the guild if not cost her position itself if any problems arise. Personal, and private matters would be something hard for Erhart (and his crew) to split apart after all. We’ve seen how open he is with his own emotions multiple times, even now.
      What would be worse for someone so easily affected by emotions like Erhart (/crew) to see her smiling at other adventurers?

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      • rlackbabbit says:

        Soooo mama-con?

        kidding kidding. Even if they did get into a relationship i doubt their group would split apart, its not like lyle’s harem group. Erhart’s group is more normal and Marianne isn’t part of their team so no rifts would really be created. Plus as you said emotional attachment can form over time especially when you watch over someone.

        But since they’re not really related there’s nothign limiting that attachment to become something more, even against the fact that it would be bad for her and him. People love people not because its beneficial to them but because they love them, simple as that, no one chooses.

        Plus dat shit is drama. Bitches love drama.

        Deep down everyone wants to be the main character , the center of attention, man or woman. The hero/princess of their own story. Be honest now.

        People blow shit up out of proportion, start drama out of nothing, magnify little trivial things, play the victim. As long as they’re the center of attention.

        And dis shit is gonna give that woman a little sumtin sumtin to talk about

        Haters gonna hate,
        Potatoes gon’ potate

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      • rlackbabbit says:

        Plus people love a background romance, im sure the author would ahve loved to put it in too.

        Tormund and Brienne
        Jaime and Brienne
        Sansa and Brienne
        Wunwun and Brienne
        Solace and Di Angelo

        you know what im talking about

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  9. Atamahead027 says:

    Nice pace!! And where is father in law. And Allete’s marriage proposal?

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  10. Feon says:

    Thanks

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  11. Vostok says:

    Too bad we didn’t see the figure of Vera’s enraged father in this chapter
    Thanks for the chappie Yoraikun

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  12. vedejo says:

    “Thanks for the chapter” says Vedejo as Vedejo ponders about how nice the pace of the current chapter was.

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  13. Omnipwnage says:

    Thank you for the chapter, Yorai-sama!

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  14. lazyguy says:

    Lyle got em gals dropping like flies… I’m starting to fear for Alette.

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  15. alu says:

    That Milleia…

    I know the gem/jewel “modifies/incites” the users to make their skill to be of the support category.
    But do you think it also modifies the stored memories to be of the troll variant?

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  16. framee says:

    Thank you for the chapter!!
    m(_ _)m
    Kogaan, thur!

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  17. roro says:

    Lyle should bring novem when he’s going to meet that craftsman im sure he will not say no to her

    I missed father in law

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  18. diablo says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  19. Deal with it says:

    Thanks boss!

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  20. Arul says:

    My intuition tells me the meeting with the dwarf will lead to discovery of a new harem member.gotta catch’em all,Lyle

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  21. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Lyle is getting more perceptive.

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  22. thediabolicalgenius says:

    Father-in-law couldn’t be there when Lyle visited since Vera already said he was busy that day, and she no doubt invited Lyle over at the time to make sure he couldn’t interfere. Fidel might be an idiot father, but he’s also a very successful merchant who couldn’t have got where he is by blowing off important business for personal stuff. Don’t worry though, I’m sure Lyle will be antagonising him even more in the future.

    Hope Lyle remember’s to bring Novem with him to see the craftsman. Since she is popular with demihumans possibly due to her lineage, it would help a lot.

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  23. What could be the “darker than that” that he’s talking about?

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  24. bedadari says:

    Thanks a lot yoraikun.

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  25. Kortodo says:

    I hope there won’t be a feud between Gina and Vera due to Gina feeling too insecure about her position, and refusing to believe her sister’s words.

    Marianne x Erhart was not the first thing that came to mind when I read that part. I actually thought that Marianne knew she’d be sending Erhart out on an especially dangerous task (maybe because of orders from above?), for which Erhart may not be well suited, and she was sad because she knew his chances.

    In fact Erhart’s words to Lyle sounded a little like a death flag to me.

    Also, that Larc is finally no longer useless. He now serves as a measuring stick for Lyle when judging other adventurers.😀

    Lastly, I’m hoping that Lyle & co will get to spend a few weeks in relative peace before the next big thing happens. I’d like a few more laid back SoL chapters, now that they just got back.

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  26. homie says:

    F5 key.. you can rest now. Good work my friend.

    Thanks for the translation Yoraikun!

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  27. chendu says:

    thanks yoraikun, found anything to procrastinate on yet ?

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  28. Hey yoraikun, I’m in Japan now, do you know if I can pick up a copy of the light novel in Akihabara? Also thanks for the chapter!

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  29. Raufgar says:

    Thanks for the chapter~!

    They are swarming, like vultures circling their prey…while the ones feeding are wondering if they would have to share their meal…

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  30. seihaikun says:

    Sorry Erhart… I always thought you were joke character…

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  31. jacobpaige says:

    Well, her sister was more of a b***h than I realized. I thought she didn’t know Vera liked Roland when she started going out with him.

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    • ampzz says:

      Shouldn’t it be expected by now that almost all of the females in this series are schemers? Heck, I was actually expecting something like this to have been unveiled when I read about Vera’s parasol being a gift from Roland that Gina advised him to give.

      Anything to do with succession in this series is generally going to be backed by some amount of bitchery to be found. Celes going batshit jealous over her onii-sama (Lyle) being brought up as the Walt House’s successor. Then you take the Circy sisters for another example – They instantly blew up when it came down to Miranda showing back home with a (from their point of view) suspected husband, and then Miranda hinting they would have resorted to physical means to torture Shannon if she had of stayed behind during the village mission.

      Another thing to consider would be that Selvan trash prince, Dario. He was just full of ill intent due to missing out on the succession from his own family hence resorting to all the means possible to try and steal away Lorphys while allying with their puppet figurehead in another country, Remis “Zayin”.

      Oh well, all of that aside, Vera won out because of her sister doing all of this crap anyhow. (mr.) Lyle best husband material for her.

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      • jacobpaige says:

        I dunno, I think its better to have a husband that will give you his undivided attention and it doesn’t seem like Roland would be a bad husband. Probably not a great one either, but still much more faithful and focused than Lyle.

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        • ampzz says:

          My view on Roland is on hold until we find some more information out about the guy since he could very well be like Breid, aiming for a future with an already well established family lineage. Heck, he could have been aiming to string both of the sisters around.

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  32. thank for the update

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  33. Aoitenshi says:

    Eeh, it would make a kinda nice story if Erhart and Marianne end up as a couple.

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  34. NZPIEFACE says:

    Huh.

    This chapter made me think about how much Lyle has grown.

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  35. Spyda says:

    Her sister really sounds like bitch, first she make move on her lover and now she wanting to be family head while Vera most active than her and even obstructing between Lyle and Vera.

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  36. LordFan says:

    What ever happen to Marcus?

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    • ampzz says:

      Ralph Circy (Miranda, and Shannon’s father) stated that he was more decent than trash Breid (who we all know now is Celes Slave number whatever) yet still has not placed complete hope on his, and Lucy’s marriage to successfully reestablish their household after Lyle managed to earn them a rather steep demotion in status so he is probably just going to plan something with whatever grandchildren he is able to procure from either of the two daughters – Doris, and Lucy – after they finish being educated by another household.

      Thankfully (for the three Circy members) Ralph actually has the ability to read ahead with regards to Celes and the forthcoming destruction of Centralle so they might just miss out on all that action.

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  37. ZaX says:

    Especially when a certain receptionist is also a sweeper. Thanks for the chapter

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  38. Chronos5884 says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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