It's Lady Shurelia. I think I want to have a fun time getting technical along you all today too! Lately, the topics the questions are about have been gradually getting more advanced, so it makes me glad to know you all are being so studious. I have to keep doing my best so I won't lose to you all!
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This is for the Technical Service Center.
The Cluster people are the ones that have kanji names, right? And I also noticed that they mostly have their names end in the [紗 (sha)] kanji.
It's that the case, or it's something like a trend for naming?
It's often the case that the names of the Cluster people have the [紗] kanji,
but it wouldn't be a mistake to think that it's somewhat similar to the use of
the [子] kanji in your world.
So, it's frequently used in naming by the Cluster people.
Simply put, these names have something in common, such [Kako] and [Minako]. And also, Misha, Reisha, Sasha and everyone else whose names end similarly.
Though if you look at these names attentively enough, you might able to discover other interesting things as well.
This is my first submission, and it's for the Technical Service Center.
1) Reyvateil can access the Tower through Song Magic, but wouldn't the distance between the singer and the Tower have an effect on it (ie: if Misha sang from Phrelia's Tower)?
2) How are Hymn Crystals made? And since I think they would become unusable once Downloaded into a Reyvateil, doesn't that mean that there'll be a point in which Hymn Crystals disappear from the world?
For your first question, it certainly would have an effect. The farther away you go from the Tower, the harder it will be for you to relay your feelings and receive magic power from it.
It's said that the Song Magic support range the Tower has currently is roughly of 1/4 the planet's size.
Therefore, I've heard it would be necessary to construct relay facilities in order to be able to receive these effects beyond that range.
As for your second question, on the current times (the Third Era), the technologies for creating Hymn Crystals have been almost completely lost, so they can't be made except for the few that are created at Platina.
As for their creation, it isn't anything special: you just need to apply waves to a Grathnode-based crystal shell that has a certain regularity, making use of its internal H-Value (the strength of the waves known as Dynamic H-Waves).
By storing the H-Value you used at the moment, it is possible to record it as Song Magic.
It might sound complicated, but they have the same structure as the "memories" used in the PCs for storing data.
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In a previous issue, it was said that there could be active Triangular Nuclear Loops sleeping somewhere, but in which form would they have remained?
With a body? Or is it possible for a Triangular Nuclear Loop to remain as-is? If it's the latter case, in which way would anyone be able to find them? As since it's a mechanism that is lodged inside the body, I think it should be pretty small, but I'm not sure.
That aside, it looks like the Pureblooded β-Types live as much as their Triangular Nuclear Loops, but I was thinking it'd be possible to make them live by applying the Life Extending Agent to them once their Triangular Nuclear Loops have gotten empty. But would that be impossible?
The Triangular Nuclear Loop can't be represented through a physical shape, and that is because it is a pure wave construct.
If I may borrow terms from your world, the most proper way to describe it would be as a "regular tetrahedron made of plasma".
Therefore, the picture of the Triangular Nuclear Loop is no more than an illustration, so it doesn't mean it actually takes on that shape.
Also, unfortunately it is impossible to extend the life span of the Pureblooded β-Types.
This is because the Triangular Nuclear Loop is their life span itself. Unlike the humans, the Triangular Nuclear Loop is the entire self of the Reyvateils, so if it breaks down, their bodies won't be able to continue existing.
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It looks like the Cosmosphere strata are decided by the incomplete parts of the Reyvateil, but supposing that a Reyvateil that was developed previously by someone else became the Diving partner of another person, would these incomplete parts from the shallower strata appear again where the new Diver comes in?
Wouldn't that be dangerous...?
The world and level at which a person will appear in the Cosmosphere will be different depending on the Diver.
This is omitted in the game, but the Dive Level isn't something decided by the mind of the heroines themselves, but by the Dive Machines. Right at the start of a Dive, as part of the initialization process, the FFT of the Diver gets attacked by the FFT of the heroine from their lowermost to their uppermost frequencies. By graduating that rejection to beyond a specific value, it allows their waves to settle down at a specific frequency.
That frequency is the Dive Level at which the current Diver can access. You can consider it as similar to tuning a radio.
However, it's said that the mental state of being seen by a Diver doesn't generally reach a percentage of a whole number.
And while it's easy to misunderstand this, the goal of each level isn't erasing the incomplete parts of the Reyvateil: the goal is to make the Reyvateil and Dive understand each other through each of these imperfections, which will make the Reyvateil's mind accept the Diver (allow the Diver to access a higher frequency band).
Releasing the Reyvateil from her incomplete parts is no more than a secondary privilege, though there are many of those imperfections sleeping in her mind. Could you understand all this from the general explanation I just gave?
...I'm sorry. I'm really bad at explaining things...
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It might be a simple question, but could we sat that the world from 2 "Metafalss", and the world from 1 "Sol Ciel", are worlds that exist in different places but on the same planet?
So, it means it's possible to travel between both worlds?
Since I felt like the characters appearing didn't know about Sol Ciel, it made me feel a bit worried.
And please say kyuu kyuu a lot again!
Sol Ciel and Metafalss are distant places located in the same world.
After the Sea of Death covered the world, most people became unable to know there were other places aside of the world where they themselves lived.
Therefore, it became typical for the people that lived in different lands to not know anything about each other.
And finally, I can't just say kyuu kyuu casually because it is my secret weapon.
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Frelia, one of the Goddesses from the Trio of Elemia appeared in 2, so would that mean it's possible for the other two to be alive?
Please tell me, Lady Shurelia!!
I'm very worried that you'll get lost on the city if you walk around wearing the clothes you wore in 2.
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What would happen to a Reyvateil that sang while she was drunk?
And please, tell me too how this would change her Cosmosphere.
(Though I don't think the Dive Shop clerks would allow anyone to Dive like this...)
A Reyvateil can perfectly craft a Song even while she is drunk.
However, its effects would change from when she is sober, such as getting stronger.
This is because the Songs are directly connected to the root of the mind, so the superficial consciousness doesn't really have much influence on it.
Therefore, the Cosmosphere wouldn't suffer any changes even if the Reyvateil is drunk.
I was very surprised from all the spirit you all put in your questions.
I intend to do the same and put all my heart into making my explanations easier to understand...
So please forgive me if you didn't understand something.
If you aren't disgusted with me, please continue launching your questions from now on too!
I'm amazed at how deep the questions for the Technical Center have gotten lately.
I've always thought of Ar tonelico as a world that truly exists, and I've wanted to depict it as a real living world.
Thereore, if you also enjoy the setting as much as you do with the games, it makes me very happy.
I still haven't talked enought about the Ar tonelico world.
So I hope we'll continue making acquaintance for a very long time!