If the First Tower of Ar tonelico needs a relay station such as Sol Marta for supporting all the Reyvateils that live in other regions, doesn't Infel Phira need one as well? The absence of one wouldn't be an impediment if an IPD Reyvateil sung Song Magic in another region?
The Dynamic H-Waves, Dynamic D-Waves and all the other kinds have a sphere of influence. And their sphere of influence is this planet, Ar Ciel, and the
Humans, among other things. Therefore Sol Marta was necessary. Given a facility carrying such an enormous power like the First Tower needed to have a relay, it's definitive that a relay would be necessary for an smaller scale facility like Infel Phira. In conclusion, to use magic from Infel Phira in the First Tower, it might be necessary to have a relay facility in there to do so. However, this hasn't been tested by anyone so far, not even myself, so it's unknown at the moment.
During the middle of 2's story, Chester says that the part was about to get a posthumous promotion right as they escaped from the Grand Bell Mothership, but if lower-rank knight Croix, Knight Captain Leglius and Satellite Girl Cocona had gotten that promotion, which rank they would be promoted to? (I didn't get it even after I read the diagram for the Grand Bell command chain that was in the AT2 setting materials collection book).
Sadly, I don't have a rank. My position's the same as what you'd call a "part-timer" in your world, so I think I'd stay as a Satellite Girl even if I got a posthumous promotion. Maybe they'd praise me for meritorious deeds or something like that, but I don't think I'd get anything aside of that. In the end, it's like I was employed by Cro. It's basically like Cro got permission from the Grand Bell Hall for me to go with him, and that's why I'm always with him. Still, I get some money from the "Payment for Supporting the Grand Bell".
Would it be possible for Ayatane to run across the Mind Guardian Ayatane if he ever Dived into Mother?
If that happened, it'd be wonder--.... no, it's nothing.
And anyway, can a virus like Ayatane Dive in the first place?
Hmm, I've never thought about it.
Would it be possible, Mother?
It isn't possible. I think it was explained in some place already, but it's because Diving is the act of letting the human nature of the Diver and the Reyvateil nature of the Reyvateil to collide and resonate with each other. And you don't have a human nature, right? If a virus like you Dived, it would just be hacking.
I see. That's true.
If I tried Diving, I wouldn't be sent into a virtual world like the one experienced by all the Divers, but rather I'd be thrust into the underside that makes up that world. That would be intervening the Soulspace, which would be more or less like controlling memories and emotions from their very roots.
Although I think I've read about this in a previous Toukousphere issue, here's a question: if the Diver gets his mind destroyed during a Dive, would the Reyvateil be charged with murder or something like that?
It's a pretty complicated matter, but the Reyvateil murder incidents that happened long ago were because of mistakes, and since a Reyvateil can't really do anything that would cause anomalies in the functioning of the Dive Machines, charges won't be pressed against her. Likewise, the Diver and Reyvateil have to sign a contract agreeing to these terms (if the Diver dies during the Dive, the Reyvateil won't be prosecuted due to it) when they visit the Dive Shop together and Dive for the first time.
Incidentally, while it's very good and all that Reyvateils don't get prosecuted when the Diver dies during a Dive, there's also the fact that they can use that against others. Basically, there were incidents in which the Reyvateils tempered their minds to the point where they could manipulate the Dive environment and commit what could be equated to a marriage fraud. Strictly speaking, do you know about these cases in which two people get married and then one spouse kills the other to cash on their life insurance? These cases worked more or less like that, the difference being that the killing was done in a Dive after getting married and signing up for the insurance... even though their identities were never revealed to the public, Tenba went and began arresting the Reyvateils who did that after 4 or 5 times this happened. It's a pretty scary story.
Teacher! I've come up with a hypothesis about the Reyvateils.
Why do the Origins and Pureblooded β-Types stop growing when their bodies reach the equivalent of 18 years?
That is because the teenage years is the stage of life when they are the most emotional. It's the period in which their hearts are shaking due to worrying about their future, their current environment, their complexes, frustrations and other such matters, so this should allow them manifest magic several ten times more powerful since the Song Magic system demands for powerful emotions!
So what is your opinion on this?
Since it's written in the setting materials that Reyvateils don't have wavering feelings when they are crafting their Song Magic, unlike humans, I thought that I could expect to demonstrate better abilities than the ones desired by the humans if they had such a wealth of sensibility...
Huhu, an interesting hypothesis. Its true that they might be looking for that when they designed us. And it isn't a story that would necessarily fall to the level of a delusion.
As far as I've heard, the reason why the growth is stopped for the Reyvateils once they reach 19 in this world is because it's at that age that their bodies have the greatest efficiency and the best physical skills. But it's also true that if we look at it from the mental viewpoint, it's also the time at which they are at their most sensitive mood, which creates the best environment for the crafting of Song Magic. However, that emotional height comes with experience and studying, and it's not related to the physical age, as since we could say their way of thinking solidifies as they approach adulthood, it could be argued that the credibility for your hypothesis would change depending on how much influence the physical part has over the functions of the brain, like how much the mental state gets affected due to hormonal secretions and memory. However, there hasn't been anyone so far who tried researching this topic in detail. So please, try researching it for me. Huhuhu...
Ah, this was so fun!
If you get tired, Mother, I can always answer on your stead. So please, calm down and leave it in my hands.
And the Ar Portal will be having its third anniversary in about a week. When I think it's been three years already and that I've been writing the Toukousphere and the Ar Portal columns without missing even a single week, I feel deeply moved. Thank for having been with me during these three past years. And from the issues we've published these three years it's obvious we've become a very nice place in the web. It might be interesting to give a read to the very first Toukousphere issue in celebration of its third anniversary.
今週のトウコウスフィアは？ How was this issue?
[ 面白かった！ ] Interesting!
[ 前回の方が面白かった ] The previous issue was more interesting