Aurica's given nicknames to many people right? Well, then, how about... how about doing it for yourself?
What kind of name would you give to yourself? I'm pretty interested on the answer, so please tell me.
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This is the corner where we seriously pick up all the questions related to the Songs, setting, Hymmnos and laws of the world of Ar tonelico, "Sol Ciel", to then seriously answer them! If you have any question of the type "I really want to know it! Please answer it seriously!", please make sure to send it over to my corner. And remember to write a line saying "Addressed to the Technical Service Center" when you send it.
And I might have said this at the beginning, but if there are any questions that I can't answer due to several reasons, I'll be forced to discard them. Now you all have this clear, let's have some fun by stirring these questions up!
Pleased to meet you, Lady Shurelia.
I have a question, but if it has been answered before, I offer myself to kneel down before you to then commit seppuku (*sweats*). I've noticed something while listening to the Hymmnos Concerts and Musicals.
While the Songs you (an Origin) and Misha, and other β-Generations have crafted have titles like "EXEC_(name)/.", the songs crafted by Third Generations like Aurica have titles like "EXEC_[HYMME]_(name)/." for some reason. Why is this? If it... isn't a corporate secret, I'd like it if you please told me to the extent it doesn't compromise the secrecy (does it even have such a thing?) of the Tower's internal information!!
That doesn't imply at all that the names are decided by them being Third Generations or Betas.
Still, the EXEC-type Songs that both Misha and me are said to sing are actually "Hymmnos Extracts", and they aren't songs we crafted ourselves. The EXEC-type Extracts are actually Songs Downloaded from the memory cards we know as Hymn Crystals.
As for the EXEC_HYMME-type Songs, they are "Hymmnos Words", which is the formal name for what everyone knows as "Song Magic". In other words, these are the Songs we craft by ourselves as the result of conducting a Dive and such actions.
By the way, the Hymmnos Extracts are the "Songs for Controlling the Tower"
Let's try recapping a few of the Songs we know: EXEC_SUSPEND/. is for suspending the Tower, EXEC_LINCA/. is for connecting with the Tower, EXEC_HYMME_LIFE_W:R:S/. is a healing Song Magic and EXEC_HYMME_MEGAREALICS/. is an attack Song Magic. That's the gist of it.
Hello! This is my first submission, so I'm glad to make your acquaintance! I really wanted to introduce my "Supporteil", but I didn't even know about the existence of the "Toukousphere" until now, so I'm very sorry!! I wanted to give a look at the previous issues, but it looks like I can't read anything beyond the latest five ones. I really want to read them. Sorry for asking something like this so abruptly, and thanks in advance for your help!!
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I'm submitting something I noticed recently: can Reyvateils craft Songs from the time they are born?
Or do they do it a their own rhythm? I'm pretty interested on the answer, so please tell me!
Reyvateils, in the case of Third Generations, are normal humans until the time in which their Reyvateil qualities awaken.
Said awakening occurs in average after reaching nine years in age, and it's after this point that they can begin Diving and creating Song Magic through it.
And even if they don't Dive, they will be able to create Song Magic on their own if a shocking or extremely emotional event happens, although such events only happen very few times during the course of their lives. In the current times, there are very few Reyvateils who don't Dive, and almost all of them crafted Songs mostly around their tenth birthday.
There's something I noticed while reading the setting materials collection...
"Hymn Codes are like IDs assigned by the Tower to the Reyvateils during the time of their creation, so Third Generations don't have them by nature of not being non-artifical beings", that's what I remember reading, but then why does Aurica have a Hymn Code? And furthermore, isn't that the same Code Mir has!? It was said in a previous Toukousphere that Aurica's and Mir's wavelengths were very similar, so is this related to that...? It worries me so much that I can't even sleep at night! Please tell me, Lady Shurelia!
I said in the game that Aurica had a "hole" in her mind, which was actually a reference to her Hymn Code, or to put it in simpler terms, that she had wavelengths of great resemblance to Mir's.
While a Hymn Code ends becoming a character string like my own Code shows: EOLIA_ANSUL_ARTONELICO, they are actually made by analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the waves in the body to then assign a name to it under a specific format.
These "waves in the body" are so similar between Aurica and Mir that the Tower ended up recognizing Aurica as if she was Mir.
Therefore, it might be more appropriate to say Aurica never actually got her own Hymn Code registered into the Tower and that she merely got a duplicate of Mir's. And if Aurica was smarter, she could be able to use Mir's power through some sort of reverse-hacking.
In the first Supporters' Center, I understood that Lady Shurelia is 16 years old (even if she seems to look even younger), so that means that her cells are quite amazing to let her keep the same appearance even during 700 years, right?
By the way, I've heard somewhere else that the human brain has only capacity for storing around 300 years of rough memories, so how many years could the Mercury Element store inside itself?
The Mercury Element is basically a material that won't deteriorate. Memories are basically information patters with a specific shape, so it can keep these information patterns intact for eternity. And by the way, it would be more accurate to say that my body isn't structured by cells.
It might look like as if it was structured by cells, but it's actually a body "crafted and continuously maintained by something that sings".
If you're wondering who that singer is... we have drawn it on the setting materials collection, so if you're interested make sure to give it a read, please.
Hello, Lady Shurelia. I understand that the Third Generations have Ranks, and while they face a lot of discrimination at Tenba due to that system, would this also make the Reyvateils have power tiers depending on which Rank they have?
For example, if an A Rank reached her Lv. 3 Cosmosphere and a D Rank reached her Lv. 8, which one would be stronger?
Actually, what we call "Rank" was just something made up by Tenba, so it isn't something that can be used to formally measure the abilities of a Reyvateil.
Strictly speaking, the "Rank" has no relationship whatsoever to the "Strength of Song Magic", as it is assigned to a Reyvateil depending on the concentration of pure Reyvateils qualities she had.
So in other words, a girl with a high concentration of Reyvateil qualities would be a Rank A while one with a low concentration of these qualities would be a Rank D.
As for which differences they would have, the girl with the higher concentration of Reyvateil qualities would be able to focus more intensely on her songs and her Dives would be smoother when it comes to progress, so her abilities as a Reyvateil would allow her to work smoothly. As a result, she would have great abilities for crafting Song Magic even at low level Cosmospheres, and since she would have an even greater concentration whenever she sang Song Magic, she would be perceived as an efficient Reyvateil.
Actually, since the people of Tenba never saw a Reyvateil develop until the point in which reached her higher level Cosmospheres, D Rank Reyvateils such as Aurica were seen as useless girls who couldn't craft almost any Song Magic at the lower level Cosmospheres.
Still, A Rank Reyvateils have a great flaw: it's that they have a greater priority for the Life Extending Agent than the D Ranks, as the stronger their Reyvateil qualities, the faster the Agent will run out and the sooner they will fall ill, making them have a rather high mortality rate.
Well, everything has its advantages and shortcomings, I guess.
I read the Toukousphere when I'm sleepy, even when you're answering complex questions. By the way, Suspend and Re-Nation are both in the Central Standard Note? Does that mean that the other Towers would have their own set of Suspend and such Songs? Ah, there's no special meaning in reading horizontally-written text vertically. Well then...
While I don't really know if Suspend exists in the other Towers, EXEC_SUSPEND/. itself only suspends Ar tonelico's functions. As for the Towers, supposing they are still alive, I think they would have their own control Songs.
In this case, the Suspend for the other Towers wouldn't be EXEC_SUSPEND/., but an entirely different Song. By the way, what did you mean by reading horizontally-written text vertically?
I would really like to reply to this right now, but I don't really understand what you said.
I has gotten quite longer, so sorry for having made this harder to read.
However, it would be pointless if I tried to answer the questions in a simpler way.
Anyway, I'm very happy and surprised to see that this corner got such a large following.
So even those who didn't get their questions answered today,
please don't be angry, and try sending them again next time!
Huh? It's already the middle of March!? It's quite surprising to notice it, right? Around this time, we'll be uploading Misha's chapter of the Flash Cosmosphere, so I hope you'll be looking forward to it!
Oh dear, March passed like surging waves! My own birthday passed in a flash, so quickly that I didn't even have time to have sad thoughts. The Technical Service Center was a great success, so I'm truly grateful that it has reinvigorated all of your interest.
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I'll be looking forward to interacting with you all again in the next issue! (Tsuchiya)