Sevens: Prologue


I was driven out of my house the spring of two years ago.

Winter came to a close, and turned to a season that couldn’t help but make one hope for the start of something anew.

I welcomed the arrival of such a season as I looked over the mountain of documents in the office. I placed both my hands on the table, looking at my ink-stained digits as I muttered.

“… Something is wrong. This isn’t the sort of revolution preparations I had in mind.”

From the Jewel I had placed as a weight to prevent the pages from flying away, I heard the Third’s blissful voice.

『You sure are stupid, Lyle. You’re the leader here, so it’s only natural you’re stuck with loads of paperwork. Going out and doing actual work is obviously left to your subordinates.』

It was a sound argument, but I had imagined going out on the site more to give this order and that. But reality had me holed up in my office, surrounded by guards and chased to the ends of the earth by paperwork.

Even if I had a chance to go out, a majority of it was speeches and meetings, and truly detestable stuff. Inside the room, the one who was charged with looking after me today, Valkyrie Unit Three sounded delighted.

“Master, I’ve finished preparing your tea.”

“How many cups do you plan on preparing today? I’m already full to the brim.”

Unit Three had finally picked it up… or rather than picked up, she had gained the ability to do it, so she repeated the action of roasting tea again and again to appeal to me.

My stomach hurt from tea overload.

It had been a few months since the battle with the Walt House.

The preparations to fight Celes were underway. It would be a battle of continental proportions, but even the country that ruled this land before Bahnseim… in the Sentrass Kingdom’s era, battles of this scale were a rare sight, I’m sure.

A large scale battle exceeding that of the one three hundred years ago was to unfold.

In the documents, Monica put together the reports raised by the Valkyries stationed across the land.

As I took the orderly document in hand and read it through, it even included illustrations to make it exceedingly easy to understand. There were graphs as well, so just a glance was enough to understand the current situation.

“So there’s been a pause in Faunbeux’s efforts to take in its surroundings. It’s quite a surprise that there are still countries trying to watch and wait.”

When such a scale… several million soldiers would be moving on multiple fronts, I was surprised there were still countries who decided to wait it out. There, the Third explained the surrounding situation to me.

『Lyle, this world isn’t one that can be measured by your own reality… you can’t gauge everything based on your common sense alone. In a war of this scale, it isn’t strange for there to be countries where the scale exceeded their expectations to an extent they can’t even make a decision. Perhaps there are disputes raging on within.』

I looked at the report as I asked the Third.

“… Then should I take that into consideration, and deal with them post-war?”

But the Third spoke level-headedly.

『There’s no need. If you swoop in later to take all the good stuff, there are countries who won’t be satisfied. You’ve got to direct their dissatisfactions elsewhere.』

Even if I said unifying the continent, it’s not like that would succeed just by defeating Celes and Bahnseim. I’d have to succeed in rule for anything to start. And I’d need to maintain it after that.

“Well, Cartaffs’ preparations are ready, and Djanpear’s on board, so the problem would be our own eastern front.”

Yet the army I commanded took in the Walt House army, so we already had the numbers together. I believe we have a force good enough that I’m not embarrassed to call it the army of the leading power. If there was a problem to speak of, I guess it would be the rattled state of Beim?

Given the time, we’d be able to gather more numbers, but even now, the time for our attack was indeterminate. No, we could attack at any time, but…

I took a different report in hand.

“… For her to chip away at her own war potential.”

… What Celes accomplished in Bahnseim was the construction of a grave for our father. But father was a man of the Walt House, and a Count at that. Yet she gathered workers to build a grave more splendid than any emperor’s, and despite the busy season, not only men, she gathered women as well to aid in the construction of this massive tomb.

“What is that girl even doing?”

As I could only feel fed up, the Third appraised her actions from within the Jewel.

『Just as Agrissa before her, I’m sure she wants to make this continent into a sea of blood. To be honest here, I doubt our common sense will get through. Though it’s creepy as it gets.』

I thought the death of our father would instigate some sort of retaliation, but that wasn’t the case. No armies were dispatched; no assassins either. However, one suspicious thing did happen recently– someone had dug up my father’s grave.

There was too little taken for it to be the work of a thief. At first, I thought it was the work of someone with a grudge against him, but that didn’t seem to be it either. The body was left pristine, and we were able to neatly bury him once more.

A small portion of the remains were taken, however, and I concluded it to be the work of Bahnseim. I could search all I want, but whoever did it had surely taken it back with them. For sentimental value, perhaps. But something was clearly off.

“It really is creepy. Well, it’s been creepy from the start.”

As I got back to work, Unit Three spoke to me.

“Master, the time of your meeting approaches.”

“… Meeting with whom? If it’s about Damien’s demands, send him around to Adele-san.”

She shook her head to the side.

“No, it seems Marianne-san who became guild master of South Beim is coming for a meeting. She wishes to voice an opinion about the management of Magic Stones.”

Hearing Marianne-san’s name, I stood. To place the guild under government rule, I would have to draft up various rules.

So I had made a request for its framing, and Marianne-san and the other guild-related personnel immediately sent in their complaints.

If they were going to put up a frantic resistance over the robbing of their interests, crushing them was possible. But even accepting the new management, there were many things the Guild couldn’t help but be troubled with. Matters related to such contents were brought over to me.

『Because Adele-chan’s no good at this sort of thing. Lianne-chan doesn’t know enough about adventurers, so it all comes down to you.』

It was just as he said. What’s more, it was a matter I couldn’t be negligent with. Anyways, in order to take the Guild’s rights, and keep it functional without problem, I’d have to hear them out.

“Hah, let’s get to it then.”

… In Bahnseim’s royal palace, a portion of Maizel’s body was delivered to Celes’ room.

Embracing the box that held it, Celes’ eyes filled with tears.

“Welcome home, dear father.”

Saying that, she opened the wrapping, and gripped the staff-rapier with the Jewel embedded in it. The Yellow Jewel let off light, and the corpse she had prepared in advance began to move.

The box floated in the air, its contents absorbed into the dead body, completing its human form.

“… Celes, I’m home.”

Maizel smiled at her. In the room, her mother in a similar state stood as well.

“Dear, just look at you. And you call yourself the head of the Walt House!?”

As Claire looked angry, Maizel offered his apologies.

“I-I’m sorry. I wanted to get a present for Celes.”

“Goddess, you’re so late father. We’ll have a grand party today.”

Saying she didn’t care about getting a present, Celes happily linked hands with her parents.

Within her Jewel, Agrissa sat in a pompous chair as she looked over the scene. In the inside of the Jewel that was designed almost like a throne room, she crossed her legs as she took on a condescending attitude.

Twirling her golden hair around her fingertips, her violet eyes reflected the outside world.

『… Cute and pitiful Celes. Even if you revive them, they’re nothing more than containers. No, perhaps they’re even too incomplete to serve as that.』

Agrissa had perfected a Skill to revive dead, but as she looked at the results, she seemed quite unsatisfied.

『If I had succeeded, I would have revived my own parents. And children. I don’t really care about the rest… no, the Walt House, eh? I’d have revived that man who defeated me as well. That was a good one. A truly splendid man.』

Seeing Celes sandwiched between her marionettes as she jumped for joy, Agrissa smiled. But her expression clouded over at once. As the outside visible from within the Jewel faded away, she stood, and looked at the door behind her seat.

『… When you can’t even revive a measly human, what sort of goddess are you supposed to be? Well, even if you could, you aren’t even revered as a goddess to the world anymore.』

Agrissa was once an existence born whilst inheriting the memories of Septem. To speak to this generation, there was Novem and Celes. But the memories she carried on were only the broken parts… she only had the memories of each generation’s Septem being worked to the bone by mankind.

Her memories as a goddess were vague, but she had a general idea of what happened. However, being worked to death by those she gave her everything to, at times oppressed generation after generations, those memories strongly remained in Agrissa’s mind.

Tracing her lips with her fingertips, she slumped her body back into her seat.

『Now then… even if I keep quiet, the continent will be dyed in blood. How many millions shall perish? I can’t wait. I simply can’t wait.』

Walking off, she entered her room of memories. In it, the forms of the oppressed Septems watched here.

Not in Agrissa’s flashy, exposing attire, the gentle Septems that wore their plain, beaten up rags. Those Septems sent Agrissa some chastising eyes.

In that room of memories, Agrissa laughed to her self.

『Just stand there and watch, predecessors of mine. What you could never accomplish, I’ll fulfill your role of protecting all your dear humankind. Of course, not like you who would give anything they desired… but by taking everything away.』

The eyes of the voiceless Septems turned grim. From the chains of the memories they carrieddown, the existences that would give everything to humans unconditionally.

To they, Agrissa teased.

『Don’t be so angry. I’m benefitting mankind much more than any of you. The reason humans kill each other is simply because there are too many of them. So I’ll thin them out. It sure is painful. It’s painful to kill my dear humans so.』

Breaking into a grand laugh, her voluptuous and beautiful form twisted as she pleasantly sneered.

And she spoke.

『Are you that angry I came to the same conclusion as Novem who once opposed you? I won’t blame you… I mean, that one hates humans. No way you would forgive her.』

The Septems began sending Agrissa eyes of pity. Hit with such glances, Agrissa swung her left hand, and made the Septems fade away.

『How irritating. I’ve grown tired of teasing and playing around.』

Saying that, she looked up.

『Now Celes… the time of our promise is soon to approach. Until then, enjoy it all you want.』

Agrissa’s laugh reverberated through the room of memories…


The one who entered the room with a frightfully threatening air was Novem.

Enough that I stood from my chair and took a few steps back in surprise. I mean, unlike usual, she was honestly angry. Not like the anger directed at a mischievous child, honest to goodness angry.

Did I do something?

“W-what’s wrong Novem?”

As I timidly said that, Novem got her breathing in order as she corrected her posture before my eyes.

“Pardon my intrusion. But there was something I had to confirm, so I’m in a bit of a hurry. So, Lyle-sama…”

Before her uncharacteristic intimidation, I felt as if my voice would turn inside out. From the Jewel hung at my neck, the Third panicked.

『What did you do, Lyle? I’ve never seen Novem-chan this angry at you before.』

Neither have I. While I had a few inklings as to why she could be angry, I got the feeling none of them were enough for her to be this angry.

“W-what could it be!?”

“… I heard from Baldoir-dono. Is it true that you desire peace, and are setting it as your final objective?”

Hearing that, I tilted my head.

“That? No, I definitely did say it. But it’s not like I’m thinking of immediate peace or anything, and my thoughts over what exactly to do to attain peace aren’t fully in order yet. I just thought it would be nice if we could actualize it in a few hundred or thousand years is all.”

I understand it’s difficult, but I don’t think it’s mistaken to try and take the first step. They were words I said in my high tensions, but I don’t have to mind to deny them.

Novem seemed terribly depressed.

“… They weren’t the drunken words of your post-Growth state?”

When Baldoir talked to me, I was in the state the Third calls ‘mr. lyle’. But his opinion wasn’t particularily different from mine or anything.

“No, what of it?”

Novem spoke in regards to me. More serious than I had ever seen her before.

“Lyle-sama, peace is always naught but an illusion. What’s more, it’s a troubling one that poisons those that partake in it. It is only in a world where they cannot live without fighting that humans become strong. Once they stop fighting, mankind will degrade in kind.”

“What’s with you today? This isn’t like you.”

As I said that with a laugh, Novem drew closer. And she grasped both my shoulders. Her fingers dug in, and I could feel some pain.

Her eyes opened with, and it felt as if the light had faded from them.

“Not like me? No, I am serious. The one who isn’t like himself is you, Lyle-sama. When you’ve fought all the way to where you are, what did you feel? What happened to you when you decided to stand against Celes-sama? Lyle-sama, have you ever thought over what would happen if you actually achieved peace? If you do, what awaits is…”

There, Miranda entered the room. She had Valkyries with her, and she headed for Novem as she drew closer to me.

“Novem, what are you doing?”

In that dimly lit room, with the light of the window to her back, it looked as if Miranda’s eyes were glowing in the shadows. This was a different sort of scary.

Novem slowly turned around, as she looked at her fingers digging into my shoulders.

“M-my deepest apologies, Lyle-sama! I’ll heal it up at once. But I’m…”

She seemed on the verge of tears, but she was trying to tell me something. Miranda entered, and pulled Novem away.

“I’ll do the healing. Novem, get out of here. We’ll hear you out once you cool your head.”

Surrounded by Valkyries, Novem left the room. Hanging her head, the words she muttered…

“… What waits in a world of peace is a gentle demise.”

She said.

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: Prologue

  1. vindi89 says:

    Thanks. Happy Holidays.


  2. machinaforce says:

    Thanks for the chapter. Happy holidays peoples.


  3. goblinrou says:

    So all these adventures only took 2 years? It sure felt longer.

    I think we all knew Novem was crazy already. Dat Agrissa even emulated Novem’s cray cray.

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    • Adfdxsffgd says:

      What the fuck. So Novem is actually a stepford smiler nihlist whose memories are strong enough that she despises humanity?

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      • Novo says:

        Oh don’t be so dramatic what she said was pragmatic not nihilistic…..peace is but a temporary lull so that one can build up and prepare for the next war

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        • manthin says:

          IMO Novem seems to be a playing the devil because some HAS TO in order to keep humanity strong/on their toes and not because she hates humanity.

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        • berserknexus says:

          Or war is just a temporary event to lead to the next bout of peace. She’s pretty pessimistic, it only depends on which way you view it.


      • Okashira says:

        Nah, it was mentioned on the recollections of the jewel, I think? That way before Novem, just like Septem; saw what happened to a paradise like world of all peace, which collapsed into itself due to human greed and corruption.

        After those experieces, Septem gave up all hope and became the shitty Agrissa, while Novem actually kept her “hope” but realized that humanity needs a bad guy to struggle against to keep unity (so, she created monsters / mamonos)…. So basically, lyle-san saying that he wants peace to Novem, to her was like heading again to the world collapsing once again, that’s why Novem was so desperate to have him change his mind (aka, that he comes to her same conclusion of keeping a bad guy to mantain unity as a whole)

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        • BalthasarH. says:

          If Novem meant the collaps of civilization by greed and corruption then she wouldn’t call it a “gentle demise”. I think the author mean a different threat.

          If someone speaks of peace/ utopian conditions as a “gentle demise” demise the first thing that comes to my mind is a behavioral sink phenomenon (

          Explanation (rough):
          It is a phenomenon that only appears under utopian conditions (all basic need beeing taken care of and no illnesses/ predators) to social animals (so far it has been observed only in rats and mice due to the experiment lasting several generations).
          Under such conditions an addtional basic need surfaces in form of a social niche.
          Under normal circumstances important animals die all the time and make place for successors. But under utopian conditions they just go on living until all important position in the society are filled up and a generation grows up that never gets the chance to fill these niches. At first they create new hierarchies by brawling (or creating hobbies in case of humans). But after a while even that isn’t enough.
          After a while a generation grows up that isn’t interresed in anything and that barely interacts with others (called the beautifull ones since they never brawl and excessively groom). The problems start with these since they also don’t mate. Not only that they seem to be physically much less fertile. Now it is only a matter of time until the last fertile member of the population die/ reach menopause. After that the population simply goes extinct without any way to save itself.
          The tricky part here is, that with every other shortage of basic need goods (shelter, food, warmth, water) it leads to a reduction of the population to sustainable levels by death of the excess, with is on the large scale reversable. But here nature couteracts by infertility, with is not reversable.

          No we come back to sevens. We know of the ancients, that they were a highly developed culture and that they created the automatons. Now what if the ancients didn’t die in a war, but simply let the automatons do everything for them until their population started to decline and they almost went extinct. If the godesses were scientists that wanted to stop this process by “rebooting” humanity then the story would work.
          Keep in mind that the automatons called the godesses “abominable traitors”, “enemies of all mankind” (Sevens: Once Upon a Time). So they have a connection with the ancients final demise.

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        • Seanna2k says:

          This is actually already beginning to occur in our own real world. The world is over populated and there aren’t enough jobs for everyone. Population control is a must have. Militaristic wars aren’t always necessary but economic and political competition keeps people on their toes, which is good. Novem isn’t crazy or evil or anything of that sort. If anything, those who believe she is are. You’re naïve and idealists. Worthless traits if you ask me. You need to be pragmatic. I agree with Novem. My stance and life philosophy as well as personality is more or less no different from Novem’s. Logic over emotion. Correctness over righteousness. Pragmatism over idealism. Results over methods.


        • Seanna2k says:

          Remember. Love all things but don’t spoil them. Often “kindness” is cruel, and “cruelty” is kind. Wisdom is all about balance.


    • With every peace we’ve reached come stagnation then degradation and corruption. That’s why we need Russ- Novem. Novem would be able to watch over his grandkids fighting each other later so it’s fine for Lyle to make his own peace.


  4. HATSU says:

    Thank you for the chapter ^_^


  5. kcz117 says:

    Thanks for the chapter~


  6. galene says:

    Goddess Novem makes her appearance.

    Is this the novel where they finally sit down and talk?


  7. kuroinfinity says:

    Final stretch! Only about 40 chapters left until the end! \(^^)/

    Thanks for the chapter!


    • HapUgMata says:

      what just 40 chapters more???

      and we’ll never hear more of mr. lyle???


    • kuroinfinity says:

      『Are you that angry I came to the same conclusion as Novem who once opposed you? I won’t blame you… I mean, that one hates humans. No way you would forgive her.』

      …woah. Was Novem the one who gave the Yellow jewel to Celes back then? Hating humans just like Agrissa, she gave the jewel containing the memories of the ‘monster’ to Celes to bring calamity to humans once again? O.o

      But if so, why help Lyle? Why create the chaos just to raise the person who’ll end it? To recreate the scene of three-hundred years ago perhaps? To create a replacement for the old “Lyle” of the past? :/


      • manthin says:

        Novem thinks that humanity NEEDS an enemy in order to keep them fighting, which in turn keeps them strong. From what she tells Lyle here you can guess that Novem is convinced that peace will ruin humanity and should be avoided at all costs.


        • Seanna2k says:

          Yeah. Like how our current modern society has already begun down its path to ruin. I agree with Novem. She’s got great foresight and analytical ability. Just well, you don’t need militaristic wars of large scale to keep people on their toes. You mainly need economic and political competition to keep people on their toes, plus population control measures to prevent overpopulation and not having enough jobs for everyone, seeing that people are living longer and longer these days. If you look around you carefully, you’ll also notice that even when they’re together, people don’t talk and mix with each other nearly as much anymore but instead text, message, etc. the people right next to them. Humans are also getting dumber and less resourceful each passing year as machines do more and more for them. This is what peace and convenience gets you when you don’t have enough competition between people. Everyone becomes mediocre and the level of said mediocrity drops by the year to an even lower standard.


  8. Renam Philippi Antunes says:

    Damn now I understand why Novem was so supportive of a harem. There’s no way a Lyle harem would ever achieve peace. The Walt family presets guarantees that the women are not so easily pacified.


  9. Felipe says:

    It’s a sad truth but I agree with novem, humans can only develop with the presence of conflict, a world without conflict is a world with only animals that don’t care about anything, it’s sad but its truth: peace generate laziness which generates stagnation, conflict generates necessity which generates development, if you truly want a perfect world you need to balance both without completely eliminating neither the peace nor the conflict

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    • That is an excellent point you make. I agree and approve!


    • Atamahead027 says:

      the point is there is no perfect world.
      Humanity seek development to gain a better life. It just in time of bloodshed, life is just so hard that we tried to improve so much better then before.
      Staganation itself is the proof of the development peak. And the objective of development is to gain a better life which is peace.
      So far in human history, peace is but a war break time and so do stagnation.
      True peace is still long ahead… but a dream of tomorrow


    • andreliu507 says:

      True that actual perfect peace leads to stagnation. So even so If someone doesn’t like the current conflict they could try to change it to a different type of conflict.


    • AlbinoBlackSheep says:

      Another sad truth is that I highly doubt humans will ever bring about a lasting peace. As long as there are two different kinds of justice; be it religious, social, or even breast size,( c cup FTW) there will be conflict. It also does not help that only crazy people want to be in charge of a country.

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    • Fuannai says:

      You made me remember the Demon Lord of Dystopia in Mondaiji tachi.


    • berserknexus says:

      Lol no. What Lyle is aiming for is a world without mass conflict. Bahnseim is a country with constant wars and people being drafted continuously, stagnating development and such. Lyle’s aims are idealistic, but Novem’s views are overly nihilistic. Conflict will always be there, but what is possible is to scale it down a huge notch.


    • Seanna2k says:

      The world always and forevermore will cycle through the 3 phases of Peace, Revolution, and War, in order, over and over again as long as people as a whole remain at the current low level of sentience, foresight, and mental, cognitive and emotional maturity. This is the only thing preventing people from ruining themselves until they reach the necessary level of sentience, foresight, and mental, cognitive and emotional maturity to keep growing while keeping their population in check as well as giving way to the young to continue their work once they’re too old and not keep on trying to hang on to power, etc. In other words, they must be mature and sentient enough to establish a proper societal ecosystem that is self-sustaining.


  10. Felipe says:

    So even her ancestors disapprove of her… those girls really don’t have anything but dolls….it’s the first time I see someone so empty……


  11. What Novem fails to realise is that human will never allow themselves to fall in such a manner. A catalyst is important but there are other catalysts apart from killing each other. Unless something else is at work which allows humans to maintain the status quo which is linked to the number of humans in the world. Maybe it might have something to do with mana being both a poison and a curse. That reminds me, I wonder if it’s related to what Octo meant when she said to trust Novem…

    What was the real reason that Septem died?

    Also if Novem hates humans, why did she help Lyle before to kill Agrissa? But why does she want humans to continue to exist? Maybe Novem’s plan would have succeeded regardless to whether Celes continued her massecres or Lyle Becoming emperor. But from Novem’s response to Lyle, I think that I missed an important observation that the author might have put in plain sight.
    So many questions…


    • Yoraikun says:

      The important point you’re missing is that Novem never said she hated humans. Agrissa did. Think of what the goddess Novem is responsible for, and the ideology she just revealed

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      • DiegoDeveze says:

        So, what I gather from all of this and my vague memories from when I stopped reading like 1 or 2 years ago (fuck my stupid habit of dropping things out of nowhere), I take it Novem (the goddess) created monsters to give humans a reason to fear for their lives after the apparent societal stagnation that the ancients created after all that technological advancement. That’s why Monica and the automata in general just hate her guts, because she brought about the downfall of civilization.

        I’m sure I’m missing more stuff, but I only resumed reading now after all this time. Ideally, I’d reread at least a few chapters, but that’s a drag (plus lack of time), but I’ll keep going and reading comments as well.


    • Seanna2k says:

      I really don’t want to repeat myself, so I’ll just say this. I’m just like Novem in personality, character, emotional stability, and life philosophy. I’m also an all rounder whom people of various cultures, races, nationalities, beliefs, ideologies, affiliations (friend, foe, etc.), etc. come to for advice, judgement, or just about anything they can’t figure out themselves. And I’ll say this. You are too naïve and idealistic. Novem is mostly correct. You are incorrect. End of story. Figure the rest out yourself. I’m tired of this idiocy and lack of foresight.


  12. Kijin says:

    Peace does create stagnation, of sorts. Social inertia would be like a boulder, hard to push w/o any impetus to improve or change the status quo. But the opposite wouldn’t be beneficial either. Instead of Conflict, something like Benign Competition would be a nice compromise, an idealized version of something like what exists today. A good enuff compromise, becoz if two opposite roads are impassable, then u can always take the middle path >_<.

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    • supremeradra says:

      I agree with this gentleman. Too much peace can bring stagnation. But too much conflict can also lead to much worse situations.
      What is needed is enough stability to lay as a foundation and a bit of chaos every now and then to initiate change.

      Novem may have a point but Lyle did not need to go through the crap he did to become a decent person. He could have had peers, rivals in nobility,power and romance and the normal level of politicking he’ll face as a nobleman in future.
      She’s just mad that her puppet’s begun thinking for itself/ started deviating from her plans.

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    • DiegoDeveze says:

      In Dog Days, they had these “wars” that were more like sports events where nobody dies or gets too hurt, which I always found somewhat childish, but now that you mention it, that might be a society that achieved exactly what you say. Hadn’t thought about it like that.


  13. Thank you for the chapter.
    I hope Octo finally makes an appearance in this volume.


  14. Avarrencus says:

    Thanks for the chapter


  15. Robz says:

    Too much of something is no good, mmkay? Unless Humans can somehow evolve to achieve some sort of a higher state of being, a cycle of peace and conflict, big and small, is necessary.


  16. umm..after fighting with celes, is the story will over or there are other arcs?


  17. GM_Rusaku says:

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    .     /\   Thanks!! Nepu!!!
    .    / ★∴ \  Merry X-mas!
    .   (人_人_人)   And A
    .   / ∴∵★ \ Happy Nepu Year!
    .   (_人_人_人_)   ∧ ∧
    .   / .☆∴∵∴. \ ( ´・ω・)
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    • ssd says:

      I swear I’ve seen you everywhere but not on CN or KR novel site


    • LuciF says:

      Never gonna believe that I was waiting to hear your weird language after all this people’s opinions on novem quote about “gentle demise”. Its interesting but the conversation were going too deep. But it’s refreshing hearing that ren underscore ren underscore and stuff.

      I am not a CN fan but release that witch is a pretty good novel. Its not perfect but it’s the only good CN I read.


  18. RKain says:

    Alright, I’m calling it: finale will include either a tragic face-off between Lyle and Novem (with Novem serving as a sorrowful opponent, not a malicious one), or Novem dying in some other tragic way. Probably the former, since it opens the possibility for a positive outcome.

    My thanks to you, Yoraikun.

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  19. darkm3d says:

    Looks like novem is the last hidden boss. Thanks for the chapter. =)


  20. myuu7 says:

    so what novem doing is to save humanity too huh..

    if u guys read the teasers of sevens gaiden,

    it kinda looks like that lol


  21. ermahgerd says:

    Whoa… Novem in a post-Growth state. How rare.


  22. ryuutobi says:

    How many cups to you plan on preparing today? (do)

    bus as she looked at the results, (but)

    she only had the memories of each generation’s Celes being worked to the bone by mankind. (Septem)

    Htins such glances, (Whithin)

    “W-what’s wrong Nobem?” (Novem)

    Neither have eye. (I)

    but I don’t have to mind to deny them. (the)


  23. AlbinoBlackSheep says:

    Agrissa had perfected a Skill to revive dead, bus as she looked at the results,
    Htins such glances, Agrissa swung her left hand, and made the Septems fade away.
    >given? hit with? not really sure what that word was supposed to be

    Anyway, thanks for the chapter


  24. Novem is entirely correct. Peace is something humans strive for, but could never stay in it for long. If you look at human history as a whole, there’s a rare year that dont have conflict on any spot on the Earth. I am not sure a gentle demise is certain, but it’s very certain that human need war.

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  25. Thank you! Are Yoraisama done with exam?


  26. darkstrolm says:

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

    The Septems began sending Agrissa eyes of pity. Htins such glances, Agrissa swung her left hand, and made the Septems fade away.

    Htins < Hating


  27. rennass says:

    Idiot goddesses, human grew weak during peace cos you goddesses pampered them in the past.
    Which result in Novem rebel and force human to fight and became better.
    September who keep spoiled human is a perfect example shown in Witch Village.

    Every shit happen because Goddesses messing with human.
    With Septem support peace, Novem have to act as counter force and create war.
    But without Septem anymore, Novem need not to create unnecessary war anymore.


  28. Link_FTW says:

    So how did your finals go?


  29. CJ Carlet says:

    Crazy Novem mode again


  30. Fueee says:

    Thanks for the chapter 😀. Are your finals over?


  31. seihaikun says:

    Huge bomb in both camp is it? I wonder how far Novem will disturb peace?
    I agree with her idea but Celes and agrissa just going to far.


  32. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Yeah. Humans advances faster during wars, cold or hot. And if all those scifi stories out there are to go by, humans used to peace would be easy pickings for alien conquest.


  33. chendu says:

    Thanks yoraikun …
    So does this link to the Sequel story ? if I remember it right it should be something like Humanity being on the verge of destruction because of the monsters


  34. erikcheah says:

    Thanks for the translation. A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


  35. ZaX says:

    Well humanity always gets into fights. So she makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the chapter


  36. diablo says:

    Thanks for the chapter!


  37. Kisama says:

    Yandere Novem is cute when he regrets it . Thanks


  38. Deal with it says:

    Wtf! Miranda relly get on my nerves EVERYTIME she appeared in a chapter that I really wanna drop this serries for good, the bltch ruined it for me 👹👺👿
    Good thing Novem-tan legal waifu was still in the series…… 😍
    If there’s another “Miranda” type character again then I’ll drop it for good 😭🤧
    Thanks for the chapter 🤒

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    • Yoraikun says:

      That’s just you know, like, your opinion, man


      • Deal with it says:

        True man, I felt so bad that I approved of the harem plan before…..
        If only I knew! 😱
        Novem chan legal waifu at least……
        Aahh halp me Yoraikun, right now I’m hoping there would be A LOT of casualties from the harem member in the war with Celes… y mi lost sheeple 😱

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    • necrosis says:

      wow your hate for Miranda makes it look like I love celes by comparison and I have no right to say this but relax a little


    • DiegoDeveze says:

      Why so harsh? She’s a fine waifu that only wants the best for Lyle (the “best” being herself, in her eyes, but still). At least she doesn’t keep as many potentially game-changing secrets as Novem (don’t get me wrong, tho. I LOVE Novem, but she’s quite creepy).


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  40. Well if Novem’s objective is conflict, it totally explains why she’s been pushing for the harem. Lol
    And why the ‘Precepts’ are so important. Harem members have to have all it takes to fight a faction war.
    Thx for the chapter


  41. gantono says:

    After so many chap with always smile in front of Lyle, she showing his other side
    thanks for chap


  42. Thievingskivies says:

    I have many things to say but first is that this novel is making me hate harems, which I thought would never happen, but it some how did the impossible. The harem is too complex and at times I feel like it impedes the story’s juicy bits.
    Secondly I want to know more about Novel because she is the only harem member whose past has yet to come go light. I hope I won’t be disappointed.(End of the serious parts)
    Thirdly, this whole story is family feud but the son brought along his 10ish girlfriends to his crazy sisters birthday.


    • Modred says:

      Harem was kinda needed if you want to form alliance and control huge territory in the middle ages. Seat of Queen or Empress was always a contested one. A competent queen could even manipulate the whole kingdom from the dark. To keep powers in check sometimes Kings and emperors welcome other powers as wives or concubines to keep each other in check. But i agree harem kinda looks good on outside but its a real mess inside.


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