Making us go to the very end to get greeted with such a painful choice...
Crying from the pain Misha's heart sustained from being told to sing and about the Funbuns... Crying from the ending song...
And at the very last moment, we get this! Misha or Lady Shurelia, which should I choose...? Agh! And this happens too in Aurica's route?
It doesn't, right?
Generally speaking, there shouldn't be any splits and I should be the only heroine on my own route, right? For some reason, it seems that recently there have been lot of people trying to upset me, huh?
But it's fine. My heart is large enough to forgive you all.
Yes... my heart is as wide and vast as the Sea of Death itself...
Once you've finished this playthrough, you should try playing it again and going through my route.
Incidentally, if you don't want to have that choice at the end, you can just Dive once into Lady Shurelia after she has joined the party.
This way the choice disappears and problem solved.
I-If you Dive into me at least once, I'll be very grateful...
Welcome to the Technical Service Center!
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!
Good evening, Lady Shurelia. Thanks for all your hard work. There are two points I wanted you to explain me.
The first one is about the "Hymmnos Extracts". For Linker, Suspend and Re-Nation I understand they all have roles for controlling the Tower, and also for Chronicle Key, which is a Song that requires direct access and control of the Tower to work and thus is a Hymmnos Extract, but in the case of Harmonious and Purger, I honestly don't understand how they "control the Tower". As this is the basis for the Hymmnos Extracts, I'd be really glad if you could explain it to me (and if you have enough time to do so, I'd like to also know what's the case for songs like Rig-Veda...). And while you said that neither Origins nor Pureblooded β-types can craft Hymmnos Extracts, but then what happened in the case of Harmonious and Phantasmagoria? Or it's just because you meant that the names of the Songs don't differ at all between Origins, Pureblooded β-types and Third Generations in your reply from the previous issue?
The second point is about the "Moon". Although I know that the Moon Chanters have that word as the main part of their title, I have never seen anything related to the moon itself in Ar tonelico. In fact, the Claire CD was the first time I ever heard about there being two moons. Could you just explain me about the two moons and the relationship they have to the Moon Chanters?
Okay, I'll answer them.
First, about the Hymmnos Extracts.
To begin with, the Purger is an Extract that has the function of severing the root of Song Magic: in other words, it forcibly interrupts the execution of a Song Magic. The point is that the Purger has the function of interrupting the "program that materializes the physical enemy over there", which couldn't be hit by things like fire or ice.
To put it in simpler terms, this interrupts the Song Magic by cutting off the circuits that connect the Cosmosphere of the singer with the Tower of Ar tonelico. Chronicle Key is even simpler, as to keep her sealed, we need to pour in a program that directly halts (freezes) her in the Tower's Binary Field.
And Chronicle Key is that halting program. So in conclusion, you should be able to understand with this that both make use of the Tower.
However, it's true that Extracts can't be crafted on the Cosmosphere. Actually, I made Phantasmagoria into a Hymn Crystal by "using the proper manufacturing processes", and then gave it to Aurica and Misha. Discussing Harmonious here would lead to spoilers, but in the case of Rig-Veda, it seems that it was created by directly accessing the Binary Field (which happened as a result of her great efficiency). So are you satisfied?
As for your question about the Moon, it doesn't really have any relationship to the Moon Chanters.
And yes, we do have two moons: the large and purple "Cello Moon", and the small and golden "Viola Moon".
Good afternoon, good evening and good morning. A corner like this, which answers serious questions about the Songs and setting is something about which I was greatly overjoyed to the point I even held my hands aloft upon noticing it, as i'm pretty much a prisoner of Ar tonelico's world setting. But after all, while I should have a lot of questions I wanted to ask and send, I couldn't write as much as I thought... so here's something I sent once I could calm down enough.
Do the "Effect Key" and Effects of the songs mentioned in the Hymmnos Concerts have any concrete meaning? Even Song of the Breeze had one although only Hymmnos Extracts should have them, as far as I know but... I really want this to be a reference for when I create my own Hymmnos Words, so please help me!
Thank you very much! Upon hearing these words, I feel that there actually is worth in doing this kind of work. As for the "Effect Key", it isn't anything complicated: it's just a way of expressing the effect of the Hymn Crystals in a single word. Think of it as keyword of sorts.
Basically, the Effect Keys are what build up the Song Magic database inside the Tower.
シュレリア様!月奏～ツキカナデ～と星詠～ホシヨミ～を聞いてて思ったのですが、「was yea ra chs hymmnos mea」というヒュムノス語がよく出てくるのですがなにかあるのでしょうか？
Lady Shurelia! I might just have imagined it while I listened to Chanting the Moon ~Tsukikanade~ and Singing the Stars ~Hoshiyomi~, but don't these songs have the Hymmnos language phrase "was yea ra chs hymmnos mea" repeated a lot on them?
簡単に言ってしまえば、「おまじない」という感じでしょうか。「詩魔法が成功しますように…」と捉えてもらって結構だと思います。 「was yea ra chs hymmnos mea」とは、「私は詩になる」という意味です。
To explain it in a simple way, it's uttered as if it was "a good luck charm". You can also understand it as being a prayer "for this Song Magic to be successful...". "Was yea ra chs hymmnos mea" itself means "I will become a song".
While directly translating it does give you the phrase "I will become a song", "Song" here refers to Song Magic; so try grasping it as concentrating yourself so much into the Song Magic to the point in which you become the Song Magic itself.
That is, it's to make sure that the Song Magic doesn't end up failing, which is why it has the implication of being a good luck charm.
Here I'm submitting something I've been a little curious for some time. The Terus seems to have some sort of middle names, but do these names have any sort of special meanings? I think it was said on the setting materials collection that they are related to the Teru school to which each person belongs.
The middle name of the Teru is decided depending on the "school" to which they belong.
Tastiella is "De", and Flute and Lyra are "Ross", of which "De" indicates belonging to the "Alca" school and "Ross" indicates belonging to the "Jemina" school.
These are several other schools, all of which are called the "Twelve Teru Schools".
Looks like Song Magic has all sorts of effects, right?
That's what I thought, but would it be possible to craft a "Song Magic that only has effect on specific people around the world?" For example, I though it'd be quite romantic if there was a Song Magic that made "Lady Shurelia's cute lines like "muumuumuu" and "kyuukyuu!" resound in Lyner's heart", but would it be possible for such a magic to exist?
...Unfortunately, they never resounded in Lyner's heart.
I would be okay with creating Song Magic, but since I feel it'd be a waste of my time, I'm not really in the mood to do it.
As for if it would resound in Lyner's heart... if I had to make it, I'd make as a song to brainwash him... but it's impossible. As Lyner is a human, he doesn't have anything like a Reyvateil's Cosmosphere that can be modified. If it could modified, brainwashing him would be pretty easy.
...Of course, all of this is just hypothetical. There is no way I would ever be able to do something like that.
Hello, I have a question about the Star Singers! How frequently are the successor Star Singers made? Are they made when their predecessor dies, or do the creators keep on mind the life span of the predecessor and make them while the predecessor is still alive?
It might be a very small detail, but if it was the former, there would be times in which there was no Star Singer (for around 10 years?), right? (but Lady Granny would be okay despite this!?) If it's the latter I think it'd be pretty interesting to have a chance to meet with another of Lune's relatives, but...
And after that, I'm pretty interested about what kind of people were the Star Singers that existed before Misha... well, this would be a question that I'd like to ask more Lady Granny than to Lady Shurelia (*sweatdrops*), but please! Tell me!!
Basically, the Star Singers have to teach several things to their successors, and then they retire. Therefore, Misha has several seniors, although naturally, there were a few cases where they died due to unforeseen circumstances.
And while it looks like you all have gotten a large misunderstanding about this topic, the Star Singers have at most a period of work lasting around 30 years. The exact length of their period of work is decided depending on the conditions at time and the abilities of the Star Singer herself. And once their period of work comes to an end, they are sent back to Platina, where they receive full livelihood assistance from the government, so while their period of work is very cruel, once said period ends, they are free to do as they plase.
Looks like Misha said things like "forever" and "all my life", which made everyone think of me as if I was a villain or something, but the actual way the Star Singer system works is as I have just told. However, I still can't help thinking that this system is very cruel due to how long their period of work lasts...
So, did you enjoy this week's Toukousphere?
This time, I made both the submissions square and the Technical Service Center bleed with all sorts of extra service for your all (at least according to a certain person).
Ah, and April has finally come. It's spring. But why is Nagoya still so cold...? I hope you all have all sorts of great questions for when we write the next issue. Well then, this is all for this issue!