Sevens: Address


… At the Walt House camp, Maizel was giving an address.

“We number fifty thousand. On the other hand, our enemy has seventy thousand. Thinking of pure war-potential, I’m sure our enemy has twice our troops. But… what of it!?”

Raising up his right hand, Maizel wrung out his a voice atop the temporary stage.

“A mere rebel army. What’s more, they were only able to amass twice our numbers. The training we’ve built up, and our experience is the greatest in the continent! We need only kick down that gathering of weaklings, and raise a bloodbath of the fools who dared challenge us on the open plains!”

The knights and soldiers raised cheers at his address. Maizel did have enough charisma for that, but the greatest reason was his achievements.

Just as the other Walt Heads of history, Maizel had raised up numerous victories. From his first campaign to now, he had never lost once. When it came to losing on the battlefield, experiencing it once was enough to cause a great loss.

It was difficult to rise from there, and if you don’t keep winning, all will crumble. Within that environment, for Maizel who kept winning on, the Walt House’s name… and the morale of the Walt House army he’d trained up were high.

“We shall win this battle, and return triumphantly to Centralle! Earn your merits! Grasp fame in those hands! Money! And make a name for yourselves! The Walt House that’s fought through all manners of battlefields shall give you victory!”

While their enemy was Lyle, who hailed from the same Walt House, and was raised by its ancestors, such a thing was irrelevant to Maizel and his company.

What was important was to raise morale. An army of low spirit was frail.

And Maizel understood the enemy held the advantage in numbers and terrain. That’s precisely why he had to raise morale in his address.

“Now, brave heroes… enjoy your battlefield!”

Spreading out his arms, wringing out his voice, Maizel was answered by the cheers of several tens of thousands…

The Walt House army was close.

While we were lying in wait for them, I stood atop the provisional stage. It was early morning, the sun yet to rise, making for a radiant scene.

Within all that, I looked behind to see Eva lightly raising her hand and waving. I’m sure she was signaling that the preparations were ready. Or perhaps she was cheering me on.

When I gripped the Jewel, the Third let his voice out.

『… Now then, we can’t give any advice beyond this point. It wouldn’t be any fun if Maizel-kun threw us into a disarray, so Skill use ends here. Lyle… I pray you’ll be able to hear our voice a next time. Well, there are no absolutes on the battlefield, but the same goes for both sides. Normally, you’d be doing this after some more preparations… no, any more is just complaints. Now raise some morale. Addresses are important.』

I let go of the Jewel, and spread out my arms. I spread them as if holding a giant plate, and behind me, Eva supported with her Skill 【Allmind Language】.

A Skill to deliver your voice across. It was a Skill fitting of a singer like Eva, but the girl in question didn’t want to rely on Skills, so she rarely ever used it. It was really helping out my cause, though.

Even with a shoddy address, my voice would get across to my allies.

“… The strongest army of Bahnseim is upon us. The enemy numbers fifty thousand. Fifty thousand elites who’ve crossed countless battlefields.”

Entering in with a talk to stir up their unease, I clenched my right hand to form a fist. And I swung my left hand from the inside outwards.

“But we are the same. We’ve continued our victories as well. There are many who’ve joined our cause. I’m sure you the ladies and gentlemen of Beim may feel insecure. But worry not. You need only ask your comrades from the alliance. Just how much victory I’ve brought! At times, I’ve overturned war potential ten times our own!”

It wasn’t a lie. In the battle in Zayin, I rose to action with a hundred. After that, we were running from place to place, but in the end, we won and took back the country.

“I have never seen loss! I’ve continued to win! There are plenty here who stand as a testament to that fact. And the gentlemen of Bahnseim shall understand as they fight. I am strong. We are strong! We’ve fought enemies several times our size and continued to win!”

I’ve been avoiding battle on disadvantageous circumstance, but in the end I still won, so it wasn’t a problem. I’m sure you could say we breached an enemy with a small force. Though never once had I actually fought a foe with more soldiers than us.

“This time our numbers are greater than our foe. To add to that, we have the locational advantage. Truly our enemies are powerful… however! Whether our enemy is the strongest Walt House of Bahnseim or not, we are the ones who shall win! As long as everyone does what they should, we can achieve victory! This battle isn’t anything so difficult!”

Anyways… we can win, but don’t let your guard down. That was the level of address I gave. You can’t be too negligent. But you can’t let them think they’ll lose. So I made them think that victory was possible, but made them feel a sense of crisis that the difference was only a slight one.

It was something the Seventh taught me.

“By your work, I shall make the goddess of victory turn to you! If we can accomplish that, the title of the continent’s strongest is ours for the taking! Win and get everything in your hands!”

I heard the cheers. And I recalled the Seventh’s words.

… Within the Jewel.

The Seventh was taking a journey through his memories.

A journey through Brod’s life, and a journey for Lyle to know his own father Maizel.

Young and overflowing with Talent, Maizel was surely a radiant existence, even from Brod’s eyes. There was no saying Brod had no talent himself. But when compared to Maizel, it couldn’t help but fall short.

Brod… perhaps it was precisely because he was the Seventh that it troubled him.

The First wouldn’t think anything of it.
The Second would frankly accept it.
The Third would rejoice.
The Fourth would’ve accepted it as well.
The Fifth may have handed down his title earlier.
The Sixth… would surely have bragged about it.

But Maizel’s father was Brod. There was a small crevice between the two. With talent that he never thought to deeply about, Maizel couldn’t understand that trench.

In the mansion courtyard, Brod spoke with Maizel.

『Maizel, I’ve gotten the guns together, but this is quite difficult. Even if I’m to use them in a unit, I would have to leave it to someone I can trust. While they have a high output, to make use of them, we’ll need knowledge we’ve never taught before, and…』

The experience Brod build up. It was around the time he was to pass it to Maizel. Looking closely, the still-young form of Zell was there as well.

Lyle looked at Zell.

“… Old Zell.”

He muttered. The Seventh looked at Lyle.

『I left one of our gun-equipped forces to Zell. He could handle a gun as well as me. Whenever I went hunting, I’d often take him along.』

At the end of the Seventh’s nostalgic eyes was the sabre hung at Maizel’s hip. But Maizel looked truly perplexed.

He tilted his head.

『Father, why are you so particular about the gun? Even with this house’s scale, we cannot assemble very many gunner units. On top of costing money, you’ll have to station proficient personnel to them. In that case, it would be more efficient to assemble a well-equipped cavalry.』

He seemed genuinely curious. Brod looked at him and cleared his throat.

『It’s true it’ll be a unit with some problems. But there’s no doubt when we properly implement it, the power it exhibits will be great. I was thinking of focusing on these sorts of units in the future. Especially when we have a line of elevation… wait, Maizel!』

As Brod hurriedly reached out his hand, Maizel had turned his back and began his way off.

『It’s unneccessarry for me. And how many years do you think it will take to make practical use of the gun?』

Brod became frantic.

『N-no… it’ll take some time, but making Magic Tools of them, we’re slowly getting the numbers together.』

『If you make them Magic Tools, it will cost even more money. The maintenance will be an extraordinary amount as well. Even if they carry on to my generation, I’m sure it will be a small scale. While there’s definitely some light to be found, its influence on the funding of other fields is simply too great.』

The Seventh sighed. And he explained to Lyle.

『… As I compensated for my own strength with the gun, that had become my weakness. Sure enough, for a knight with a bit of a name to him, hammering in a few rounds wouldn’t have any effect. My Skills Box and Warp were necessary to make up for that flaw. I was delighted when the Skills manifested.』

Lyle looked at his father Maizel.

“… If I didn’t notice, I wonder if that’s how I would be. When I first fought Aria, I was making everyone angry.”

『Hahaha, that’s right. Yep, you’re easier to get along with compared to back then. Well, it’s not like Maizel was wrong. Even in your generation following my death, it would be hard to say they’ve been put to practical application. And…』

Lyle and the Seventh’s eyes turned to Maizel. Maizel gave a tired reply.

『Father, my Skill is Anti-Skill. Meaning Magic Tools hold no meaning. There’s no reason for me to fuss over the gun.』

Watching Maizel walk off, Brod made a conflicted expression…

The main camp.

I climbed the watch tower and looked afar. To where we waited, I could see Bahnseim’s army… with the Walt House’s flag at the center approaching.

By the time they came into sight, they were already in formation as they leisurely grew closer.

To my side, Monica looked at our foe.

“Looks like a formation that focusses on offense. They plan to break through before we can surround them. No, perhaps they’re to make a straight line for our main camp?”

In numbers, we were winning. In theory, we only had to surround and strike them down. But before the force driving the Walt House, that was a fool’s errand.

The movable watch tower was carefully made sturdy. I spoke to Monica.

“Looks like our line was cut.”

Around the stage the army came into sight, a light haze started to come down… was how it felt. I felt a slight irregularity in the flow of Mana, causing my line with Monica to sever itself. It was similar to the sensation when I forcibly used a Magic Tool.

Monica purposefully made a show of wiping a tear with her finger.

“For the line connecting me with the Chicken Dickwad to be severed… but our hearts are always connected, so it’ll be just fine, right!?”

She sent some fleeting glance as if requesting something for me, and as I remained silent, she repeated the line, “Our hearts are always connected, so it’ll be just fine, right!? Right!?” Her tears were gradually becoming real.

“That’s right. We’re connected. So you’ve got to properly keep watch. You won’t be able to move around too much this time around.”

Delighted as she was, Monica’s twin tails began bouncing up and down.

“Good grief! There’s no salvation for worthless chickens! Very well. I, Monica, shall show how useful I can be on watch. I shall prove that the one who serves you more than any is none other than I!”


She sounded gung ho about it, so I have an unmotivated reply of, “good luck with that,” as I leapt down from the tower. Issuing orders around, I headed for my tent.

“Baldoir’s on standby, right? Don’t let him come out until all the preparations are in order. We’re starting off with a flashy exchange of magics. We’ll show them how firm we stand to put them on guard. Tell the magicians to hurry and get ready.”

As I said that, the messengers ran off.

Novem walked over to me, leading a platoon of Valkyries. Clara was standing on Porter’s roof, looking into the distance. The other members weren’t here.

“Lyle-sama, I think I should go out onto the front lines. My father and brother should be there. In that case, the one who can properly take them on is…”

I looked at Novem as I waved my hand to the side.

“I know. But you see… when you say you’ll fight your family so disinterestedly; I hate that attitude of yours.”

There, Novem opened her eyes a little wider, bursting into laughter before long. It was a chuckle, a cute sort of laughter.

“Those words fit you nicely as well, Lyle-sama. But if you find it unpleasant, shall I make myself a little more sorrowful?”

“If it’ll be a lie, then to hell with it. In my case, I don’t think I can help it though. But for you, didn’t it come to this because you tagged along with me? You can’t persuade them?”

I asked if she could bring the Forxuz House over to our side, but Novem would only shake her head.

“My father will never betray Maizel-sama. It is just as low a probability of me betraying you. So the outcome will have to be settled on the battlefield. Even so, are you sure it’s fine to station so many Valkyries with me?”

Turning around, Novem spoke as she looked at the Valkyrie platoon. I spoke as I stroked my hair.

“Because I can’t move. Well, I treasure you, and… oh, looks like it’s starting.”

As I said that and looking in the direction of the enemy camp, lights were coming our way.

Our side deployed a magic shield, and as the sky was enveloped in a faint shade of yellow, the magic collided with it. It exploded, as smoke rose from a destroyed portion of the shield. Luckily our side didn’t suffer any casualty.

The important points were heavily protected. In order to efficiently use our valuable knights and magicians, I had put some mind towards their placement.

“Then I shall be off.”

“… Be careful.”

“I’m sure you’ll have it harder than me, Lyle-sama.”

Saying that, Novem got on the move.

Looking at the sky, I say magic fired from our side towards the enemy camp. They deployed the same shield as us, blocking all of the magic. It looked like a pointless exchange, but the enemy was using such an action to search out any unrest or weak points in our side.

My father Maizel could get in the way of Skill use. More or less, when it came to the scale of an army, there would be people possessing special Skills. If you relied on such people, it felt possible for things to erupt into chaos all at once.

“It’s because of the Seventh. We can deal with them without crumbling. Now father… the fun is yet to come.”

Saying that, I glared at the enemy camp as they launched their second volley of magic.

… At Maizel’s camp, those who gathered to see the enemy hadn’t collapsed were looking surprised.

Beil looked at the enemy movements.

“They seem quite calm. Based on our information, they gave the impression of an army specialized around Skills, but it doesn’t seem they’ve suffered from it.”

Seeing his allies block the magic fired by Lyle’s camp, Maizel laughed.

“If they crumbled from something like that, it would lose all the fun.”

There were many armies that relied on some sort of Skill. There were many using them as means of communication, or making use of people with Skills to conduct recon from afar. When moving an army of ten thousands, there would be a considerable number of people with Skills.

For that sake, when Maizel activated the initial stage of his Anti-Skill, there was a relatively large number of armies that would crumble. Armies that did not were those with a firm foundation.

“I don’t plan to waste any time. Continue closing the distance. March forward.”

The army began moving to cover the distance.

Lyle’s campe was the one in position, with stockades and such of trees in place. For that sake, they remained immobile, slowly waiting for their foe to arrive.

While there were flashy exchanges of magic, in truth, quite a plain battle was about to unfold…

About Yoraikun

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84 Responses to Sevens: Address

  1. vince321 says:

    Thanks Yoraikun! Your on fireeeee!


    • Cleek says:

      Maizel blocks skills, sooooo how did he get affected by Celes in the first place? Its possible his skill can be turned on and off but if that was the case then there was no reason not to give him the jewel.

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      • CJ Carlet says:

        Maybe because Celes isn’t using skills like ‘charm’ maybe its just a natural aura of hers that she gained after being in contact with Agrissa(whatever her name is) also maybe she not that influenced because of the Goddess powers or something, it was that strong that even Maizel’s skill couldn’t negate it?
        I don’t if I recall it right Maizel looks down on the gem because he couldn’t use it well, I think Brod/seventh meant Maizel to hold it before but he didn’t accept, because its incompatible with his skill… and useless anyway because if he use his skill he wouldn’t be able to access the skills recorded in it…

        (in my view:)~
        The greatest advantage of gem is the number of skill it can record and hold, also the combination you can do with the skill recorded on it along with your own skill, but with Maizel skill he can’t do that…


      • manthin says:

        why people still think Celes’ skill is “charm” is beyond me… when it was stated before her ONLY SKILL is “steal”. “charm” is the “power”/”propertry” of the goddess NOT a skill.


      • Clark Padua says:

        It has been said before that the power of charm is not a skill it is like a natural talent that celes has because she has the blood of septem of who created humans just like how the demi-humans like novem. It is like that and celes skill is steal not charm it is on the blood of those who has the blood of septem to charm people and that charm skill has been activated when she had a contact with Agrissa

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      • Yoraikun says:

        Again, Celes’ charm is not a Skill


      • arsl31 says:

        How many times do we have to tell this that Celes’ charm is NOT A SKILL? It’s like white blood cells in Septem’s blood. Meaning it’s already part of their constitution, in which Zenoire has inherited but due to recessive genes didn’t pop out on her and instead popped up on Lyle then stolen by Celes along with his skills and memories and his constitution making his systems wrecked as shit.

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  2. CJ Carlet says:

    mr.yorai is back! and is this growth again


  3. Thank you for the chapter.
    Novem really has no regrets huh. Is it because of her inherited memories or her sense of duty?

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    • CJ Carlet says:

      too complicated to explain, because we don’t know Novem personality that is dominant if its the memories of the goddess or as a daughter of the Foruxz(if I get her family name right)


      • Seanna2k says:

        It’s called logic. It’s the correct and logical course of action. I’m the same, so I know. I live on logic first. Emotions need to be understood but not felt when making decisions and taking action.


  4. My Hips Are Moving On Their Own! says:

    So there are also other stages to his skills. I wonder what the final stage will be if the initial stage is already so strong that it can win a war by itself.


    • CJ Carlet says:

      I hope its not a double edge sword like skill that nullify every kind of skill and magic in a certain radius or time were mana wouldn’t flow making monica and the Valkyries useless


  5. Go says:

    Thanks for the chapters.


  6. chaosbeowulf says:

    Oh crap. If Maizel’s skill is actually anti-skill… and he deployed it to prevent any skills and magic to be deployed by Lyle’s side… doesn’t that actually make Maizel vulnerable to firearms, because the only way to counter firearms are actually via heavy armor/shields (and that’s still questionable, at best) AND skills?

    …No wonder Brod Walt, the Seventh, feels like crap. His passion for firearms, which he’s trying to instill so badly to his son Maizel and got rejected, would end up being the instrument to end the life of his son? Shit’s heavy, yo.


    • Yoraikun says:

      He doesn’t block magic, which is what’s used to block bullets.


      • CJ Carlet says:

        or Maizel can switch his skill on and off during times like that? is his skill limited with certain radius, is it explained how big his skill can cover when its on use?


        • Jerails says:

          The best explanation you can get for the effective range of Maizel’s skill is right here in this chapter. The exact moment Maizel’s skill took effect against Lyle happened in this chapter, and you can see that the effective range is basically an entire battlefield.

          “Around the stage the army came into sight, a light haze started to come down… was how it felt. I felt a slight irregularity in the flow of Mana, causing my line with Monica to sever itself. It was similar to the sensation when I forcibly used a Magic Tool.”

          As for whether the skill can be toggled or is an always-on effect, I don’t think the story made any note of that, however you can see that it is likely to be a toggled ability because Brod was always trying to push guns to Maizel during their flashbacks. If it was an always-on ability, Maizel’s very presence would nullify Magic-Tool guns, reducing them to the horrendously inaccurate state they’re currently in: early production muskets and flintlocks that are only marginally accurate within close-quarters distance.


        • manthin says:

          I am 90% sure Maizel’s skill 1st stage is passive (just like Lyle’s experience), otherwise Maizel would just turn off his skill and use jewel with 7 other skills when he does not need his anti-skill, and as we know he finds the jewel pretty much useless for him.


    • manthin says:

      who knows maybe his 2nd/3rd stage can block all magic as well, in which case I can see him being wrecked by guns… Well we get a lot of potential foreshadowing that guns will be involved in Maizel’s demise.


  7. Emi says:

    Another chapter yay! XD Thanks!
    Maizel, the cool, talented and reliable 8th gen head… I wonder how he would’ve reacted to Lyle’s harem. It’s really such a shame that he’s been charmed Q_Q

    While there were flashy exchanges of magic, in truth, wuite a plain battle was about to unfold…
    wuite > quite


  8. Luffysenpai says:

    Thanks for the chapter!


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  10. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I wonder if Lyle has any units armed with guns. Maize seems to really look down on guns. Maybe it can be used to Lyle’s advantage.


  11. ArKain says:

    Lyle… that speech sucked.

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  12. Yomi EL says:

    Never underestimate the Power of Guns…no Technology.


    • Yomi EL says:

      Also Science > Magic….unless you are Satou/Ichirou that guy transcends both. On the topic of Guns even the mysterious Aliester Crowley(ToAru Franchise) who faced dozens of gods in his lonesome was wounded by Bullets(well it was Motoharu that did it but..).


  13. I am actually surprised at Maizel. Precisely because he’s anti-skill that he should make use of a weapon that doesnt rely on skill like musket and pistol. With him on the battlefield, the prized skills of Knights become nothing so the bullets would make short work of them. And plain guns are so much cheaper to produce than magic tool-like guns.


    • Yoraikun says:

      The pistols of their time are on a level where their accuracy is crap without Skills. Magic is still usable, and it’s implied a simple shield spell can block bullets.

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      • I get that. But that’s what you think in most case where you are not Maizel.

        If you are Maizel, your enemies are going to get a huge shock when they can not use their skill: Shocked! Your troops are going to march right up to your face and blast you off with their muskets, a classic tactic used in early gun battles of huge number. Without Shield spell, there’s no easy or cheap or quick way to protect against bullets. And one common wisdom of musket battles is this: With our volley we roar our might to heaven.

        With Maizel’s anti Skill, the battle devolve to an Earth scenario of medieval setting. A fast flying column with musket and spears can strike deep into medieval knights formations, which is what your enemies are going to use: examples of Napoleon early fights.


        • Yoraikun says:

          You never mentioned why they couldn’t use magic to block the bullets. If it’s to use the surprise, that’s what the large-scale volley of magic was for. And they defended against it.


        • manthin says:

          again Magic =/= skill Maizel’s anti-skill blocks “Connection” and other skills, Lyle can still throw all the lightning bolts he wants, speaking of which we haven’t seen Lyle use his actual magic in probably ~10 volumes now, maybe he will finally use it in this battle, not much else he can use his current mana supply for.


        • ryuutobi says:

          You’re wrong. The last time he used his lightning bolt was against the A-rank party which fled after the Battle of South Beim. He used it to finish their leader off.


        • Anti-gun magic methods:
          + A direct defense: Shield spell or the like, stopping the bullet cold. A mage with establish this spell a few minute before the expected firing, or a few meters before entering the range of musket. Real world equivalent: Takeda calvary carry iron-plated shield on their horse to last the initial volley. A magic-assist Knight will be bigger advantage because shield spell is weightless, better than real stuffs. Maizel can just anti-Skill right when the volley fire (also serving as signal to fire) and the surprise will complete with enemy’s destruction.
          + Indirect defense: rain or wet mist on the battlefield will make musket very hard to fire. Rain and wet mist can be created by magic spells. IN this case, Maizel will need to erect his skill for at least several hours before battle.
          + Tactical indirect defense: musket produce a mess of a smokey fog. If you create a *light* breeze that blow straight at the musket line, that means every shot the musketman blow smoke on his own face. Accuracy and responsiveness just go out the window. In drawn out fight muskets will have major problems. This mean Maizel will need to maintain anti-Skill throughout the fight and pray that natural breeze doesnt blow at his face.


  14. rhurac says:

    Thank you for the chapter…
    what’s with rapid fire releases


  15. GM_Rusaku says:

     ( ・∀・)Thanks!
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  16. wow thx again for chapter , can i guess there a 3rd chapter later


  17. seihaikun says:

    I feel… insanity from this chapter. This war outcome will be more bloody and gruesome than ever in this series. Anyway thanks for your hard work as always Yorai-sama!


  18. Fueee says:

    Thanks for the chapters 😄


  19. darkm3d says:

    Thanks for the chapter. I’m lyle will win using the guns his father refused to use. =)


  20. framee says:

    Hmm I’m conflicted, do Novem looking at Lyle or lyle…

    [..There, Novem opened her eyes a little wider, bursting into laughter before long. It was a chuckle, a cute sort of laughter.]
    Here I can see that Novem see lyle in Lyle words, like comparing lyle and Lyle…

    Do Novem really love Lyle? Or maybe she’s just overlapping their existence…


  21. goblinrou says:

    I’m sure guns will play some role in this battle.


  22. Wind_14 says:

    The to hell –> to the hell



  23. erikcheah says:

    Thanks for the translation!


  24. diablo says:

    Thank you for the chapter!


  25. chendu says:

    Thanks yoraikun, And now to the flashy battlefield ! (hopes mr.Lyle pops out for maizel x) )


  26. What an OP Anti-Skill. To think the Initial stage is already such a huge-ass AOE skill.


  27. Supertruja says:

    Lyle is suposed to have a lot of skills that perpetualy drains mana, as well as the valkiria series
    So banning the use od skills woudn’t produce a shit-toon of power?


  28. CesarAKG says:

    Cliffhanger-san, is that you?


  29. Bloom-san says:

    Brod and Maizel are interesting. Brod is kind of a visionary because he was worrying about living up to the Walt legacy. Maizel is a self-assured leader was content with doing existing things better because he can, as in he does not feel external pressure as much.

    Also, anti-skill is OP as it initially sounds. I was imagining people unrelated to the battle getting fucked because their skills suddenly stopped working.


  30. ryuutobi says:

    The strongest army of Bahnseim is upon is. (us)

    I’s been avoiding battle on disadvantageous circumstance, (I’ve)

    He could a handle a gun as well as me. ()


  31. Vynos says:

    So with all of the talk about charm/steal, here’s all I can think:

    Celes got to use her powers on Lyle because Maizel was negligent or away and she then used her charm on them. That’s easy enough, but looking at other charmed people’s reaction to Lyle, the only other that showed similar revulsion to Maizel only did so out of jealousy. Other charmed people have been seen trying to get their family to Celes’ side or cutting them off, but Maizel seems way over the top. As such, my conclusion is that in addition to the charm, he saw that his son was now week and probably seemed almost crippled to his former self and now views him as repulsive. This leads to the very big possibility that, while charmed, nothing was taken from him and the additional hatred of Lyle is due to his own personal feelings at his weak son too. The only other possibility I that works as well to my mind is that there is a flaw in his skill that Celes used and Lyle now either knows it too or will find it during the fight.


  32. darkstrolm says:

    Thank you for the translation. All hail the Mighty and Exalted Yoraikun.

    If you relied on suck people, it felt possible for things to erupt into chaos all at once.

    suck people < such people


  33. Thank you for the chapter!


  34. ZaX says:

    Thanks for the chapter


  35. sorenknight says:

    With so much talk about guns vs armed blades I’m gonna assume Lyle kills his father with the gun either from the jewel or the one given to him by Vera.


  36. Kisama says:

    Loved the interaction of Lyle and Novem, and how he wants to treasure her …too cute!


  37. Deal with it says:

    Novem-chan :
    “…..Even so, are you sure it’s fine to station so many Valkyries with me?”

    Normie-Lyle :
    “Because I can’t move. Well, I treasure you, and… oh, looks like it’s starting.”
    Welp plebs…. it’s the SIGN of LEGAL WIFU 😍


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  39. DiegoDeveze says:

    A few corrections:

    ”With talent that he never thought to deeply about,”
    ”The experience Brod build up.”
    -built up*
    ”It’s unneccessarry for me.”
    -unnecessary*. You really went all out with this one, lol.
    ”so I have an unmotivated reply of,”
    -so I gave*


  40. DiegoDeveze says:

    I think that there are still a lot of things hanging for the story to be so close to it’s end. Like, what’s the deal with automatons, the ancients and Octo? Whatup with the goddesses and with those ”enemies of humanity” that left some unholy practices (monsterification) that Novem wants to desperately get rid of? Where are the decendants of Unus, Duo, Quattuor, Quīnque and Sex? What’s with Monica’s existence; a labyrinth-created automaton? Why hasn’t Lyle sat and asked Novem for answers? I mean, he already knows the gist of it, but they NEED to talk (this might come in the future, but so far, there’s no signs of it). What’s with Lyle’s memories? Are we really never gonna get them? What’s with the lights that moved from the jewel to Lyle’s body? Why haven’t Celes and Agrissa not gotten enough screen time (not that I care at all, mind you; I fucking hate them, but it’s a given they’d be more developed since they’re the main antagonists)?


    I love this story, but it feels like it has a lot of… holes? No… well, not in it’s plot. The plot is damn good and actually feels quite complete, but rather, the world-building and characters; the flavor aspects are missing. The parts it does have, this story pulls out excellently, but it’s like… even if it’s not lacking something and can stand on it’s own (which it definitely can), it feels like it could be super improved upon…

    At least to my tastes, I guess. Maybe I’m just overthinking and trying to push my ideals into the story, but whatever. It’s been losing it’s luster for me since a couple of volumes back. Not that it’s uninteresting now. It’s still great; but it’s just that the first two thirds or three fourths of the story were so dazzling that I can’t help but compare.

    Well, rant over. Go on. Thanks for reading thus far, if you did. Don’t hate me for caring so much about the novel.

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    • DiegoDeveze says:

      Still salty about Alette, btw. Probably always will.

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    • berserknexus says:

      Personally, I hope Lyle never gets his memories and just gets a summary from someone else instead. Because if Lyle got his memories, he isn’t Lyle anymore, he’s an amalgamation of Lyle-kun. Lyle was born when Celes stole everything from him, and I hope it stays that way instead of Lyle gaining everything back but not changing as a person.

      But yeah, the lack of character development for everyone else is frustrating. There are no character moments either. Aria gets some shots in with her hesitation as an adventurer to now become a knight killing people instead of monsters. And some scant characterisation for Lianne not loving Lyle (never realized, thanks). Everyone else have been blissfully ignored. Clara is just mentioned from time to time.


      • DiegoDeveze says:

        I have conflicting feelings about Lyle’s memories. For one part, I do believe that he’d be practically another Lyle if he got LYLE’s memories back, but on the other hand, I also think that Lyle would still be Lyle, no matter what Lyle he is. I see Lyle, LYLE and Mr. Lyle as different parts of Lyle as a whole, and no matter what happens, I don’t think he’d change that much, since Lyle himself, through his Growth highs, was steadily reaching LYLE levels of confidence and sass.

        But well, that’s a somewhat controversial and highly subjective discussion, so I’ll leave it there. The character development, though, is quite lacking. I like all the politics and preparations for war, but I’d care so much more about everything (especially what the other characters are doing) if we heard more things than ”Aria is doing this, Miranda is scheming, Clara is reading and driving Porter and the others are there, sometimes”. It’s incredibly frustrating because the foundation is there; almost all of the heroines are interesting and actually likable, but it gets harder to care for the newly introduced ones when they don’t give them enough screen time to strut their stuff. I want to less of them playing their role (queens, princesses, adventurers,etc) and being jealous and fighting over Lyle, and more what theyr likes, dislikes, fears and favorite foods are. I want to actually know them, and Novem knows I want LYLE to know them (especially Novem, lol).


  41. Behrmann says:

    Time to see Lyle without any external help then, only his own skills and magic. Fuck yes


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