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CHAPTER 1 ヒロイン ~ Heroine
Heroines

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Luca Trulywaath

Luca (CV: 小清水亜美)
(CV: Ami Koshimizu)
瑠珈・トゥルーリーワース [Luca_Truelywaath]

Luca Trulywaath

クロアの幼なじみで、周囲には公認のカップル。元気な笑顔と優しい心
は誰からも愛されており、ラクシャクではひっきりなしに声がかかる。
インストールポイントがあるのは左脇のやや下側。

As Croix's childhood friend, she has been recognized as her official girlfriend by her peers. She is loved by everyone because of her energetic smile and her gentle heart, and everyone in Rakshek is always trying to talk with her. Her Install Port is located in the underside of her left armpit.

Profile

性別:女性                好き:きなこあげぱん、トマトジュース
年齢:19歳               聆紗の子守唄、お金
身長:157cm             嫌い:くるるくだんごバー、生トマト、
体重:42kg              ピーマン
サイズ:78ー56ー78       夢:歌手になること
出身:エナ宮殿           趣味:モノ創り
職業:ダイバーズセラピ      座右の銘:金あるところに金集う

Gender: Female Likes: Soybean Donuts, Tomato Juice, Reisha's Lullaby, Money
Age: 19
Height: 1, 57 M Dislikes: Kururuku Dango Bars, Raw Tomato, Pimentos
Weight: 42 KG
Measurements: 78-56-78 Dream: Becoming a Singer
Birthplace: Enna Palace Hobby: Crafting things
Occupation: Dive Therapist Motto: Save money whenever you can.

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設定ラフ画

Setting Drafts

[Image 1]
初期稿
Early Design
[Image 2]
プ
Pu
本体
Body
マクラ部分
自在れ
変形
It can change the
shape of its scarf-like
part at will

[Image 3]

留具
Fastening Part
漆塗り
仕込みバレッタ
Barrette covered
in lacquer

Director's Voice

人間の綺麗なところも汚いところも、すべて表現したい思って生まれた
ヒロインです。マイナス面も描くことで引かれてしまう怖さもありましたが、
本当に身近な存在として感じてもらえれば......と願っています。

She was a heroine that was born when we began thinking the ways in which we could express at the same time the beauty and uncleanness of the humans. Even if you are charmed or scared because of the negative aspects that we drew on her, maybe you will be able to truly feel her as a very near person to you... that is what I wish.

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Facts about the Heroine

ヒロイン考察

Life Timeline

年代                出来事
Year                 Event

3753 (瑠珈0歳) ー 第32代御子、アーシェの一人娘としてエナ生まれる。本名は
クローシェ・レーテル・パスタリエ。
3753 (Luca's Age: 0 years) - Born as the only daughter of Arshe, the 32nd Maiden, in Enna. True name: Cloche Leythal Pastalie.

3754 (瑠珈1歳) ー アルフマンの陰謀により、アーシェ暗殺される。瑠珈はバッ
ツと聆紗によって命を救われ、アルフマン政権からの逃亡生活開始。身分を隠す
ため、瑠珈・トゥルーリーワースと名づけられる。
3754 (Luca's Age: 1 year) - Arshe is assassinated in Alfman's conspiracy. Luca is taken by Batz and Reisha and both run off with her, beginning their life of running away from Alfman. To hide her social status as the daughter of the Priestess, they rename the child Luca Trulywaath.

3756 (瑠珈3歳) ー 2年にわたった逃亡生活に区切りをつけ、トゥルーリーワース
一家はミント区に居を構える。妹、聆珈誕生。
3756 (Luca's Age: 3 years) - The Trulywaath family end their life of running away when they settle down to live in Mint Block. In there, her little sister, Reika, is born.

3758 (瑠珈5歳) ー 聆珈がI.P.D.発症。大鐘堂に保護される。
3758 (Luca's Age: 5 years) - Reika suffers an IPD outbreak, and is contained by the Grand Bell.

3760 (瑠珈7歳) ー 聆珈、クローシェ・レーテル・パスタリエと名乗り、5歳で第
33代御子になる。
3760 (Luca's Age: 7 years) Reika is renamed Cloche Leythal Pastalie, and is appointed as the 33th Maiden at the age of 5 years.

3766 (瑠珈13歳) ー ダイブ解禁の年齢になるよ同時に、ラクシャクに出てダイバー
スセラピを始める。
3766 (Luca's Age: 13 years) - Dives for the first time at this time, and shortly afterwards, departs for Rakshek to begin working as a Dive Therapist.

3767 (瑠珈14歳) ー 幼馴染みのクロアと付き合い始める。
3677 (Luca's Age: 14 years) - Begins to going out in dates with her childhood friend, Croix.

3768 (瑠珈15歳) ー クロアが騎士試験に合格。離れ離れに。
3768 (Luca's Age: 15 years) - Croix passes the trials to become a knight, and goes on to live in Pastalia.

3772 (瑠珈19歳) ー クロアと再合。物語の世界へ。
3772 (Luca's Age: 19 years) - Reencounter with Croix. Her story continues in the game.
御子の正統後継者でありながら、母親を暗殺され、
トゥルーリーワース夫妻の養女として育てられた。
貧しい生活から、お金に厳しく、自分の力で生きて
いくことに必死は性格が形成される。不器用なわり
に、料理に裁縫に、奇抜で独創的なセンスの持ち主。

While she is the legitimate descendant of the Maidens, her mother was assassinated, and was raised as the adoptive daughter of the Trulywaath couple. Because they were very poor, they didn't have much money to spend, and this was part of was formed her personality of having to do everything with her own strength, no matter the costs. She is extremely clumsy both at cooking and sewing, though she also has a pretty unique sense for the things she makes.

Early Childhood

 貧しいながらも幸せだった瑠珈の家庭は、
瑠珈の妹・聆珈がI.P.D.を発症したことで崩
壊した。目の前で愛する妹を大鐘堂に拘束
されたこと、父が命を落したことは、幼少の
瑠珈の心の奥底に焼き付いている。
 逃亡生活、そして人目を避けた生活から
経済的に苦しかった瑠珈の家庭は、母子家
庭となってますます困窮した。その貧しい生
活からの脱却と、聆珈を助け出したい想いで、
瑠珈は幼少期からいつの日かパスタリアへ
行くことを固く誓っていた。
 なお、クロアもまた、I.P.D.事件による孤
児である。クロアの母は聆珈の暴走時に
I.P.D.感染し、夫を殺して自らも死んだ。聆
珈は罪滅ぼしてクロアを引き取っている。

Luca's poor yet happy family was completely broken once her little sister Reika had an IPD outbreak. In front of her own eyes, her beloved little sister was taken away by the Grand Bell while her father was killed off, and this left very deep scars inside her little heart.
Luca's family always had economic problems because having to hide her away from the public and from running away from the Grand Bell, but things only got worse once the family was reduced only to mother and daughter. These feelings were what made Luca pledge to herself since she was very young that someday she would go to Pastalia to free herself from this harsh life and to rescue Reika.
In addition, Croix also became an orphan because of an incident related to the IPDs. When Reika had her outbreak, Croix's mother also had an outbreak and killed her husband, killing herself in the process. This is why Reisha adopted Croix, as a way of atonement for what happened with Reika.

Childhood

 クロアとともに元気に育った瑠珈は、い
つも大鐘堂を遠目に見ている少女だった。
それを見たクロアは、瑠珈を元気づけるた
めに、日頃から「俺が騎士になって瑠珈を大
鐘堂に連れていくからな」と繰り返していた。
実際、クロアは優れた剣の腕を持っていた
ため、瑠珈にとって、クロアの騎士団入隊は
現実的な目標となった。
 やがて、瑠珈にレーヴァテイル質が発症
する。それまでもバイトを繰り返していたが、
不器用な瑠珈は長続きせず、お金を稼げな
かった。しかしレーヴァテイルならば、もっと
お金になる仕事ができる。瑠珈はこれを、
天の恵みだと感じていた。クロアをパスタ
リアに送り出す資金を捻出できるためだ。

While she was healthily raised with Croix, Luca was a girl who was always looking in the direction of the faraway Grand Bell. Croix, seeing this, then made a habit of repeating to Luca [Once I become a knight, I'll take you to the Grand Bell], in order to cheer her up. Actually, since Croix was pretty skillful with a sword, he made his goal of becoming a knight for Luca's sake.
Eventually, Luca awoke as a Reyvateil, but before that happened, because of how clumsy she was, she never lasted long in any part-time jobs she took and wasn't able to earn much income. However, once she awoke as a Reyvateil, she was able to do jobs that would pay much better and Luca felt this was a blessing from the heavens. This is why she was able to earn enough income to pay for Croix's trip to Pastalia.

Time of Independence

 レーヴァテイルにしできない仕事のなか
でも、瑠珈が特に興味を持ったのが、自分
の精神世界で人を癒すダイバーズセラピだ
った。瑠珈はバイト先で知り合ったセラピ
ストに弟子入りし壮絶な修行を始める。
精神世界をかきまわす修行は過酷を極め、
ダイブ後に何度も吐く日々だったが、瑠珈の
意志は固く、どんな修行にも耐えた。
 瑠珈がラクシャク評判のセラピストに
なるまで、時間はかからなかった。
 しかし出る杭は打たれる。妬む先輩から
イメジを受けた瑠珈だったが、徹底して自分
を殺し、誰とでも良好きな人間関係を築いた。
生来の性格もあるが、なによりも彼女を支
えたのは、この仕事で財を築く覚悟だった。

Even among the jobs that only the Reyvateils could do, Luca was interested in one in particular, which was inviting people into her own Soulspace to heal them: that is, Dive Therapy. The acquaintances she made during her part-time jobs thought this was a sublime enterprise when she said she had become an apprentice to a Therapist. While there were many days in which she ended vomiting after the Dives because of how hard was the training to tamper around her own Soulspace, Luca's will was strong, and did the best she could to bear with the training. Luca couldn't wait until the day in which she became the most famous Therapist in all of Rakshek arrived.
However, she felt that the best way was to stick to being humble. While she received many bad images from her jealous senior Therapists, up to the point where she wished to kill herself, Luca built many relationships with the people that actually liked her. Of course she still had her natural personality, but the thing that supported Luca more than anything else was the decision of making a lot of money through this job.

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How Luca Became Lovers with Croix

 14歳になった頃、幼馴染みのクロアと付
き合い始めた。もともと仲が良かったので、
すぐに周囲に公認のカップルとなっている
しかし、瑠珈には明確な恋愛感情はなかっ
た。この時点の瑠珈は、聆珈を想う気持ち
が募るあまり余裕がなく、そもそも誰にも恋
愛感情を抱けない状態だった。
 パスタリアには、居住権証明札の「ネロ
プレート」がなければ入れない。しかし、取
得者の妻子なら自由に入れる。すなわち瑠
珈は、パスタリアに連れて行かれた聆珈を
探すために、クロアを利用しようと考えてい
た。元々自分に一番近い存在だったクロア
なら、夫としても何の不満もないーーという、
ある種の打算的な意識もあっただろう。

Once she became 14 years old, she started going out in dates with her childhood friend, Croix. Since they were very good friends from the start, immediately everyone officially recognized them as a couple. However, Luca never did harbor any feelings of love for Croix. At this point in time, the feelings that Luca had for Reika had gotten so intense that she couldn't continue containing them, and so, she was unable to harbor any love towards anyone. She wouldn't be able to go to the Pastalia without the proof of right of residence for it: the [Nero-Plate]. However, only the wife and children of a Pastalia resident are eligible of obtaining one, and because of this, Luca, to go to Pastalia and search for Reika, conceived the idea of using Croix. Because he was the closest person to her, and as her boyfriend, he wouldn't complain about doing this... that was the seed that her cold and calculating mind made.

Croix Departing for Pastalia

 ダイバーズセラピで稼いだお金は、苦し
い家系に還元するのはもちろん、クロアの
パスタリア行きのために貯金をした。自分
はいくらお金を貯めてもパスタリアには行け
ない。ネロプーレト取得の倍率は100倍を
軽く超えるうえ、家が貧しく、専門的な技術
も乏しい瑠珈には、現実的ではなかった。
 瑠珈はクロアに文学通り賭けたのだ。ク
ロアの戦闘力は、あきらかに周囲より傑出
していた。クロアが騎士になれば、瑠珈は
そのフィアンセとして、堂々たスタリアに入
れる。それは、瑠珈が聆珈の消息を追うた
めの、唯一の手段だったと言っていい。そし
て、クロアは見事に瑠珈の期待に応え、異
例の若さで騎士試験に合格した。

While she was able to reduce the suffering of her family thanks to the income she had from doing Dive Therapy, she also began saving to sponsor Croix's journey to Pastalia, because she herself wouldn't be able to go there, no matter how much money she saved. Luca thought that it was only a fantasy to think that she would be able to receive the Nero-Plate now, because that only over 100 people are eligible for receiving it, and given that her family was poor, no matter if she had any special qualities, she wouldn't get it. Then, she decided to gamble everything on Croix. His fighting prowess was far better than anyone they had met so far, and if Croix was able to become a knight, Luca would be able to enter Pastalia as his fiancée Luca said to herself that it was the only way in which she could look for clues on Reika's whereabouts. And so, Croix did his best in fulfilling Luca's expectations, and passed the knight tryouts as an exceptional boy.

Current Times

 ラクシャクでのダイバーズセラピは大成
功を収めた。一方、留学を世話したクロア
は、瑠珈の期待以上の活躍ぶりで騎士隊
でも一目置かれる存在へと成長。こうして、
瑠珈のパスタリア入りの夢は理想的な形
で実現した。満を持してクロアの招待を受
け、瑠珈はクロアと再会する。
 こうしてクロアたちと同行して放するう
ち、瑠珈は大鐘堂の御子の正統後継者で
あり、「焔の御子」の末裔であることが発覚
した。これまでの彼女は、愛想のよさで誰
からも愛され、自分の力にあまるものは周
囲に助けられてきた。しかしこれからは、世
界の誰よりも重い使命を持つ御子として
第2の人生を始めることになるのだ。

Luca dedicated herself to becoming a highly successful Dive Therapist in Rakshek, and on the other side, Croix was working and studying abroad as a Knight, managing to even surpass the expectations that Luca had put into him and growing into a person that the other knights had a great respect for.
Thus, Luca's dream of going to Pastalia was realized in an ideal way. Filled with excitement, she reunited with Croix. And while she traveled together with Croix and his friends, she learned about many things, beginning with the fact that she was the legitimate successor of the Maidens of the Grand Bell, as a descendant of the [Maidens of Homura].
And while she only treated the other people in a good way as a simple formality before, now she was actually risking her own life, and using her own strength to save others. But the most important of all was that she began fulfilling again her duty as one of the two Maidens that have a mission more important than anything in the world.

KEYWORD

◆Dive Therapy

 始めたきっかけは、単に給料がいいか
ら。そして、働いた分だけお金になるから
だ。自分にレーヴァテイル質が発症した
とき、「やった」と瑠珈は思った。なぜな
ら、レーヴァテイルということ自体が、自
分の価値を高めるからだ。
 実現問題として、レーヴァテイルはいい
ことばかりではない。延命剤がなければ
生きていけない、不便さと背中合わせに
人生となる。ただし、この世界のシステ
ムでは最低限のレーヴァテイル扶助とし
て、ダイキリティ(延命剤)の支給が保障さ
れている。辛いのさえ我慢すれば、瑠珈
のように後ろ盾のない者にとって、普通
の人間よりよっぽど夢が持てた。
 才能があり、努力の甲斐もあって、瑠
珈はラクシャクでも超人気のダイバーズ
セラピストとなった。人当たらも良く、非
常に快適なセラピだと絶賛されている。
ダイバーズセラピはその特性上、レーヴ
ァテイルの裁量によってはいかがわしい
商売にもなりかねないが、瑠珈は絶対に
そこまではいかないと決めている。また、
ストレス発散系は行きすぎると残酷系に
いきがちだが、それもしない。
 瑠珈のコンセプトは癒し系。あたり一
面のお花畑で勝枕をしてあげたり、美し
い日の出を見せてあげたり、空想の海へ
招待してあげたり......。とにかく、帰りた
くないというお客が続出するような、そん
な癒しの世界を紡ぐことを商売の前提と
して決めている。そうしている理由は極
めて単純で、人との関係がこじれるのが
イヤだからだ。例えばお客さんともめた
り、ご近所で後ろ指さされたり、とにかく
そういうことを極端に嫌う。癒し系なら、
そいう事を言われることもなく、お客さ
んにも無難に楽しんでもらえ、無難に帰
ってもらえる。瑠珈はそういった立ち居振
る舞いを徹底することによって、今日の評
価を手に入れた。「人と深く関わることが
皆無」でも、「誰からも愛される人気者」と
いう、うらやむ人も気の事に思う人もい
るであろう立場を。

The reason why she started practicing it was simply to have an income source, and because she wanted to gain money equal to the effort she made during the work, so when Luca awakened as a Reyvateil, she thought [Great!]. This was because as a Reyvateil, her worth would greatly increase.
However, that this happened also brought to her a problem, a terrible trait unique to the Reyvateils: if she didn't receive the doses she needed of the life extending agent, she would die, and had to grow accustomed to live with that inconvenience. However, she didn't have too much trouble with it, given that the government in this region guarantees a lifelong supply of Diquility (life extending agents) to even the poorest Reyvateils. Once she began enduring even this crippling suffering, Luca began having dreams even greater than the ones a normal person could have, since she was a person that didn't get any kind of support.
While she had natural ability for this, she still had to make a lot of effort to achieve it, but she finally became an extremely popular Dive Therapist in Rakshek. Luca became a positive influence for the people, and was praised by the people as an extremely pleasant Therapist. One of the main characteristics of Dive Therapy is that everything that happens within one of its sessions is completely under the discretion of the Reyvateil, which means that sometimes indecent things can happen, but Luca has settled in stone that she would never do something like that. Also, while she could opt to act sadistically and cruelly to release all of the stress she has pent up during her life, she doesn't do that.
Luca's concept for Therapy is of the healing kind: such as letting the customer lie over a field of flowers, showing it a beautiful sunrise, or inviting it to a sea of fantasy... making it so well that many of the customers end saying that they don't want to go to the real world, which can pretty much sum up how healing is the world that Luca made. The reasons for doing it like that are extremely simple, and it's because she doesn't want that her social relationships end getting worse. For example, if she disagreed with the customer in any way, she would be talked behind her back in the town, and in the end, everyone would hate her. In a healing ambient, she doesn't need to say that kind of things, since she is just making sure that the customer is having fun or being comfortable in a safe zone, and that it returns to the real world safely. And Luca acts like that only to be able to obtain her daily income. While she says [I don't want to get close to anyone], she also says [I want to be a popular person, loved by everyone] because she also wants to be in a position where she will be envied by the people.

◆The Ideas She got From Living in Poverty

 瑠珈は行動や発言の根底には、簡単に
言えば、「同情するなら金をくれ」とい精神
が根付いている。貧乏ゆえに、結果が伴わ
なければ死ぬ。結果が伴わなければ家族も
不幸になる。
 彼女の生い立ちは、ただひたすら貧しい
生活だった。逃亡生活で両親に資産がな
かったこともあるが、もと大鐘堂で御子に側
仕えていた聆紗には、目立つ仕事をできな
かったという背景もある。瑠珈の家があるミ
ント区は、「開拓の地」と称される未発達の
大地ではあるが、そのなかでも瑠珈の家は
みすぼらしいほうに分類されるといっていい
だろう。苦しい生活は想像に難くない。
 そんな中で18年を生きてきた彼女は、過
程や想いよりも、表面上の結果を求めるよ
うになった。それが愛情表現の場合なら、
「分かってもらえない愛」より「分かりやすい
馴れ合い」をとる。瑠珈は叱ることや諭すこ
とで、いつか理解されるような接し方をしな
い。常に誰とも笑顔で接することで、結果
的に誰からも親しまれるという資産を増やし
てきた。お金への考え方も、こういった彼女
の思考につながっている。

Everything that Luca does and says is rooted, simply put, in [wanting to be pitied while receiving money], which is also the idea upon which her mind is rooted. Because of poverty, everyone that is alone dies. Because of it, even our family has become unhappy.
During all her upbringing, she only suffered because of her poor life. Of course, part of this was because Luca's parents couldn't save any money because of having to live running away to keep all of them alive, but also, Reisha used to be the personal attendant of the previous Maiden at the Grand Bell; she couldn't allow herself the luxury of having a job where she would stand out. And the place where Luca's house is located, Mint Block, is an undeveloped land that was called a [cultivated land], and the house being built in there, makes easy to categorize as a very shabby dwelling. It’s easy to imagine a hard life in such a place.
Having lived in such a place for over 18 years, she has come to pay more attention to the external appearance than to true feelings or ways of thought. That is, in the case of an expression of love, she takes it more as [a love that isn't understood] than a [easily understood collusion]. Luca simply doesn't know how to directly make contact with other people, no matter if she's being scolded or talked to calmly. While she always greets everyone with a smile, she only tries to befriend them in a way in which she can get a benefit from, and increase her capital. This is directly tied to the fact that her mind is geared towards gaining more money.

ミント区にある瑠珈の家。バッツと聆紗が2年間
の逃亡生活ののち、なんとか購入した中古住宅だ
が、見てのとおりのオンボロ家屋だった。

This is Luca's house, located in Mint Block. After Reisha and Batz spent two years running away from Alfman, they somehow managed to buy a second-hand house here, which as you can see, it's in a pretty worn out status.

◆Tastes - Keeping Cool Relationships

 仕事柄、あまり一般的ではない派手目
な服を着ているが、これは彼女の趣味と
はまったく別のものだ。実際には、シン
プルで装飾があまり入っていない、プレ
ーンな衣装を好む。数あるコスチューム
のなかでも、瑠珈がもっとも好むのはバ
ーテンスタイルのキリリッシュとなってい
る。ちなみにプライベートでは、外出時
なら頭からがばっとかぶるだけで着替え
終わるワンピース系、部屋着ではTシ
ャツを愛用している。

For work, Luca wears clothes that are very eye-catching, which no one wears under normal conditions, but this doesn't mean that she does it because she likes it. Actually, she prefers a more simplistic look, and doesn't like excessively ornamented clothes. Even among the many costumes she has, her most preferred one is the bartender-styled Stylishy. Privately, her favorite clothes are a one piece dress for going out, and a T-shirt as her sleepwear.

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◆Widely Spread, yet Shallow Frienships

 ラクシャクの街を歩いていれば、10歩に1
回は声をかけられる人気者。セラピの評判
が広く知られているだけに、常連さんが多くい
ることもあるが、元気で愛想のいい瑠珈は、
「元気でいい子」と近所での評判がすこぶる
いい。お店に買い物に行けば、「若いのに偉`
いねえ」とオマケしてもらえることしばしばだ。
 しかし、本当に心を通わせた人がどれだけ
いるかといえば、皆無である、瑠珈は、誰に
対しても等しく接するかわりに、誰にも自分の
本心を明かさない。だから、瑠珈の事を深く
知る人はいない。そもそも、瑠珈は他人の悩
みを深く掘り下げるようなことをしない性格
だ。相手のために......とは思っても、辛いこ
とを言って相手を傷つけることを異常に恐れ
ている。だから、相手に深い相談を持ちかけ
られても、むしろ何でも受け入れる振りをして、
浅い励ましで相手を元気づけるわけだ。
そんな瑠珈だから、友達を作れない。巻の
評判としては、「瑠珈はいい子だけど、別に親
友って程じゃない」というつながりが多い。こ
の瑠珈の本質を見抜き、それを理解したうえ
で、本当の意味で瑠珈に踏み込もうとしたの
は、ノノが初の存在だ。

Luca is so popular that, whenever she walks around Rakshek, for each ten steps she takes, at least one person greets her. While her popularity comes from her fame as a Therapist, and having many customers per day, she is actually best known as a really [vigorous and good girl], which make her in turn the lovable and energetic Luca. And whenever she goes shopping, she frequently gets an extra because of being [a fine young woman].
However, strictly speaking, she has never truly shared her heart with anyone. Since Luca prefers to not have very deep relationships, she hasn't revealed her true feelings to anyone. Because of this, there isn't anyone that knows her in-depth. In the first place, Luca has a personality that easily worries if anyone tries to know her better, and avoids that whenever possible. As for the people that speak with her... while she does think about saying bad things to them, she is abnormally afraid of doing things that would hurt other people. Because of that, even if she talks to someone that tries to bring up a deep topic, she pretends to accept what the people tell her, and shallowly cheers them up.
Because of this, Luca hasn't made any friends. This is greatly related to what the people say about her: [Luca is a good girl, but she isn't able of making any intimate friends]. The only person that has managed to see into her true self, and understand her, is Nana, who also has come to grips with Luca's true intentions.

ラクシャクでは住民誰もと気軽に話せる瑠珈。し
かし、腹を割って話せるような友人はノノだけだ。

This is Luca, talking in the carefree way she uses to talk to everyone in Rakshek. However, frankly speaking, her only true friend is Nana.

綺麗に整頓された瑠珈の部屋。ベッドとゲンゴロー
(ペペンのぬいぐるみ)以外には、ドレッサーと鏡台が
あるのみという、きわめて質素なレイアウトからも、
必要最低限の家具しか購入しない生活がうかがえる。

This cleanly tidied place is Luca's room. Aside from the bed and Gengoro (the Pepen plush), there are only a dresser and a mirror, and from its extremely simple layout, you might infer that her lifestyle doesn't allow her to buy more furniture than what is actually needed.

◆Dressing in Fine Clothes Despite Having Little Money

 接客商売だけに、彼女は自身のイメー
ジを非常に大事にしている。他のセラピ
ストも同様だが、瑠珈は自身の経済状況
には不相応な、良質な布で仕立てのよい、
綺麗な衣装をまとっている。
 第一印象、特に笑顔と身だしなみは、
彼女が生きていくえでもっとも大切なこ
ととして捉えている。それだけに、絶対に
この2点に関しては抜かりがない。また、
髪型も自分のイメージの一部と考えてい
るためが、コスチュームを着替えても、基
本的に後ろをアップにしているスタイル
を好んでいる。瑠珈がおさげにしている
のは、彼女のお気に入りであるキリリッシ
ュを着ているときのみのようだ。

Luca is extremely self-conscious about her image, naturally because of the kind of job she has. While it's similar to the clothes that the other Therapists wear, and while she isn't in the economic position for doing so, she always wears beautiful clothes, made from high-quality materials and very well-sown.
She thinks because of her own experience that the first impression that she would give is the most important thing, and because of that, her personal appearance and smile are her way of receiving the customers. And just because of these two points, she thinks that there's no way she will commit a mistake. Still, because she thinks so much about her image and hairstyle, even if she changes costumes, she basically prefers clothes with a more stylish look. Luca's actual preferences are wearing her hair in braids, and she only feels right at home whenever she wears the Stylishy costume.

◆Longing to be a singer

 もし、お金の心配をしなくていい生活を手
に入れたら? 瑠珈が迷わず選ぶのが、歌
手としての人生だ。地方を巡業して、酒場や
女の幼少時からの夢となっている。
 瑠珈は謳うことが好きだった。日々の収
入ばかりに気を取られていた彼女が、唯一
お金と関係なく興味を持っていたのが詩だ。
 彼女がこよなく愛すのは、「聆紗の子守
唄」。しかし、この詩をあまりに愛するあま
りに、聆紗が実の母親ではないという疑
感を持ってからは、思い出すことすらでき
なくなっていた。それは、いつか「自分はこ
の家の娘ではない」と知ってしまう日を経
れていたためだ。

What would she do if she could have a life where she didn't have to worry about money? Luca would choose to become a singer, without any hesitation. Since she was a child, it was her dream to go touring around the world, singing in bars.
Luca really loved singing, but once her days came to be filled with the worry about receiving enough money to continue living, she noticed that the songs she liked so much wouldn't help her gain any money.
The song she loved the most was [Reisha's Lullaby], but despite loving it so much, she began doubting of everything once she learned that Reisha wasn't her true mother, and wasn't able to remember anymore the love she used to have for that song. This was because she learned that [she wasn't the true daughter of this family], and spent various days unable to get over it.

◆Terrified of "feeling as a failure"

 自分が今まで作ってきた関係を崩されるこ
と、今自分が必死で抱え込んでいるわずかば
かりの幸せを奪われること。それが恐怖。
 それは、モノであったり心であったり、と
にかく自分を満たすモノが少しでも減ること
が恐怖となっている。他人からの承認が自
分の原動力である彼女は、自分一人では
自分を承認できない。だから、人の評価こ
そが彼女にとっては至高であり、そしてすべ
てなのだ。彼女の喪失感への恐怖は、過
敏を通り越してやや病的ですらある。彼女
はいわば、 無意識上で喪失感への恐怖の
奴隷となっている。現実世界ではそれが表
面に出ること少ないが、精神世界で見え
隠れるように、「何んかを奪われるくらいから、
どんなことでもやってやる」という、悲壮な
までの決意をにじませる。

If any of the relationships she built up were to crumble away, she would be robbed of the scarce happiness she has, and would fall into a deep despair. That is Luca's greatest fear. That is because she has come to fear that anything among the things she has will decrease, no matter if it's something material or mental. Given that she has the approval of others as her main driving force, she isn't able to approve of herself. That is why she feels so high and mighty when she has everyone approving of her. Luca has such a fear because of being somewhat abnormally hypersensitive. In a way, we could say that she has become a slave of her own terror. While this isn't almost expressed at all in the real world, it is hidden inside her Soulspace, which had made her take such a tragic decision of [because I'm always getting everything taken away from me, this is what I have to do].


[Image]

私...人にこうやって甘えるってことを全然してこなかったんだなって思う
"I... never thought at all that people could be as sweet as you..."

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Written Episode 1: Red Shoes ~Luca and Nana~

赤い靴~瑠珈とノノ~


このページをはじめする、ヒロイン3人のエピソードは、本書のためにディレクター
の土屋氏が書き下ろしたものだ。
第一弾は、瑠珈とノノが親友になったきっかけを描いたエピソード。2人の絆を強
くした、ある出来事とは...?

Starting with the one in this page, these are episodes about the three heroines that the Director, Mr. Tsuchiya, wrote himself for this book. The first one is an episode that describes how Luca and Nana managed to become intimate friends. What kind of event was the one that managed to strengthen to bonds between both of them...?

 ノノちゃんは、今では友達と言える存在かも知れない。
でもまあ当然、最初は逢った。そもそも私は他人との
間に分厚い壁を創っていたのだから、知り合いは多くて
も友達はあまりいなかったわけだ。そんなわけだから、
当然ノノちゃんも昔は単なる知り合いの一人に過ぎな
かった。ノノちゃんが私の壁を壊すまでには、ちょっとし
たエピソードがあったのです。

 ノノちゃんと私は同僚。それもほぼ同期デビューで、
歳も同じくらい。そういった事もあり、ラーおばさんは
私達を姉妹のように扱って面倒を見ていた。
 ラーおばさんにしてみたら、私もノノちゃんも自分の
食い扶持の源だから、きっとお互い仲良くやって欲しい
と思っていたんだと思う。ただ私からしてみれば、ノノち
ゃんはとても苦手なダイブだった。男の子に対しての節
操も無かったし、何となくだらしない感じを受けていた
から。それでも人当たりは良くかわいいし、話す分には
楽しかったから、私は次第にノノちゃんと友達っぽくなっ
ていった。他の斡旋屋のセラピストは商売敵でまとも
に話しも出来ない。そんな社会的事情もあってか、私と
ノノちゃんはいつしか、お互いの相談役、そしてお互い
を高め合っていける、励まし合っていける関係になって
いった。女の子らしい事をするのも、ノノちゃんとが初
めて。服を見に行っては試着し合い、靴を見に行っては
赤い靴が欲しい!などと言ったりした。それなり楽しい
日々が続いた。でも、それも長くは続かなかったのだ。
 あるとき、とても難しいセラピが私の所に舞い込ん
できた。プロクシダイブがどうしても必要だという。
それは業界内でも難しいと言われている技能。とて
も不安だったけど、ノノちゃんと夜なべしながら勉強
してプロクシに挑んだ。そして当日。私はその甲斐あ
って、プロクシダイブに成功したのだ。その日はノノち
ゃんと2人で成功を喜び合った。
 成功話は一気に業界内に広まり、私は一躍カリスマ
セラピストの仲間入りをした。ラーおばさんも大喜び
で、私を売り込むようになった。でも、その頃から気に
なることが出できたのだ。ノノちゃんが何となくよそよ
そしくなった。確かに普段は仲間さそうに話はする。で
も、私と一緒にセラピの勉強もしなくなった。さらに、
ラーおばさんに何か相談もしているようだった。

 私は自分で思っている以上にその事がショックだっ
たらしく、この頃たまにセラピに失敗するようになる。
でも失敗するとちょっと気が楽になる自分がいて、そ
れがいやだった。自分は生活のために、上へ上へ上が
っていかなければいけないのに......せっかくもらった
その力なのに......ノノちゃんに奪われる原因になっ
ているのなら普通でいい、と思ってしまう。カリスマ
なんて言われなくても......。その2つの気持ちがグル
グル回っちゃって、私はどうしたらいいのかわからなく
なってしまった。孤立してしまった。唯一の相談相手
のノノちゃんは、この悩みを解決してくれない。そして
ついに私は体調を壊し、寝込んでしまった。
 こんな時だからこそ、なのかもしれない。追い打ち
をかけるようにその事件をは起きた。なんと、ノノちゃ
んがプロクシダイブに失敗して還ってこないという話
が飛び込んできたのだ!
 私は重い身体をものともせず、ダイブ屋へ向かった。
ダイブ屋に駆け込んだとき、お客さんは既に現実世界
に戻ってきていた。でもノノちゃんの意識が戻らない。
どうしてこんな事になちゃったのか......とにかく私
は一心不乱にノノちゃんを助けようとし、気づいたと
きにはノノちゃんにダイブしていた。ノノちゃんは精神
世界と身体がジャックオフ(切断)寸前.......。やっとの
思いで見つけたノノちゃんは、既に生きる気力を失っ
ていたのだった。
「ノノちゃん!! ノノちゃん、しっかり!!」
「.......瑠珈......。あはは...見られちゃったか。格好悪
いなぁ......」
「格好悪いとか言ってる場合じゃないでしょ!? どう
してこんな無茶を!」
「無茶って......プロクシダイブなんて、瑠珈だってや
ってるじゃない......。それとも、私にはまだそんな才
能は無いって言いたいのかな......」
「そ、そういう事じゃなくて!」
「ううん、いいの......本当の事だから......。だって事
実、私には無理だったもの。人間って不公平に出来て
るよね......」
「そんなことはないよ! ノノちゃんだって、頑張れば......」
「瑠珈は何も考えなくても出来ちゃうから、そんな簡
単に言うのよ。人の気も知らないで。悩みも無しに楽
しく仕事している人に言われたくない!」
「え.......そんな.......。私だって......」
「......?」
 体調が悪かったからかもしれない。私は感情が迎
えられなくなっていた。今までずっと悩んでいた事も、
相当に溜まっていたんだろう。
「私だって、すごい辛かったんだからーーー!!」
「え!?」
「悩みがないなんて、そんなことあるわけないじゃな
いっ! ノノちゃんがよそしきくなってから。ずっと
心配そてたよ.......。ずっと悩んでたよ......。ノノちゃ
 んに奪われるなら、カリスマじゃなくてもいいって思
ってたよ......」
「そんなこと.......あるわけない.......。」
「うん......私もそう思ってた。カリスマになれば、収
入も増える.......これで貧乏ともさよならだって......。
何も悩みもなくなるって。でも何故か違った。ノノち
ゃが離れていっちゃって、私どうしたたいいかわから
なくなって......。ねえ、私やっぱりノノちゃんと一緒が
いいよ......。だから還ってきて......」
「......どうせ口ばっかりよ。私を助ければ、また一躍
スターだもんね......」
「そんな......そんな理由じゃ......」
 体調不良を押してダイブなんてするもんじゃない。
この時そう思った。もう意識が朦朧としていた、何を
喋ってるかも分からなくなって......ついには立ってい
られなくなった。
「瑠珈......? ねえ、瑠珈? あなた、すごい熱......。
どうしたの!?」
「ご、ごめんね......。だいじょうぶ.......何でもないか
ら......」
 「何でもないって......熱があるじゃないの! 体調悪
いときにダイブなんてしたらダメよ!! どうしてそんな
危険なことを!!」
「だって.......だって......」

「ノノちゃんと一緒がいいよ.......」


「え!?」
「ひとりは寂しいよ......もう、ひとりはイヤだよ......。
......だから、一緒に還ろうよ......」
「瑠珈......そんな......私なんかのために、こんな大変
なときに......」
「一緒に.......かえろう.......よ.......」
「瑠珈......」
「......」
「も、もう......しょうがないなぁ.......。ひとりで静かに
死ねると思ったのに......。瑠珈も道連れにしちゃった
ら、気持ちよく死ねないじゃないの!」
「.......え........へへ」
「えへへじゃないでしょ。バカ......。こんなにぐったり
しちゃって、私が連れて戻らなかったら、ひとりで戻れ
ないくらい弱っちゃってるじゃない。無鉄砲にも程が
あるわよ......」
 こうしてノノちゃんは無事、現実世界へ帰還した。で
もしばらくは安静にしている必要があったので即入院。
私はといえば、あの後更に体調を悪化させてしまった
ので、やはり入院する羽目に......。いやはや、入院費で
最近の稼ぎが消えちゃった......。でも今回のノノちゃん
救出は、結果的に良かったと思う。なぜなら、この話に
はさらに後日談があるのだ。
 その後、私とノノちゃんは前以上に仲良しになった。
そしてノノちゃんは、今回のお礼と今までのお詫びも
兼ねて、私が前に欲しがっていた赤い靴を買ってくれ
た。そう、私が今履いているこの靴......これは、ノノ
ちゃんが自分で頑張って稼いで買ってくれた、想いが
いっぱい詰まった宝物。私にとっては特別な、とって
も大切な靴なのだ。
 思えば、私がここまで他人に対して真剣にぶつかった
のはこの日が最初。改めて、人と真剣に関わることのし
んどさを知り、同時に深い関係の喜びを知った。こんな
風につきあえる人が沢山のいたら楽しいだろうなって思
ったーその想いは、すぐに沢山の親友を作る事は出来
なかったけど、クローシェ様や空猫との関係に大きなき
っかけになったのは多分間違いないと思う。
 そして今でもノノちゃんは、私の一番の親友なのだ。
 それからもずっとよろしくね、ノノちゃん!

Nana might be the only I person I could call a friend.
But well, it's just natural, given that she was the first one I ever met.
In the first place, because I had built a massive wall between me and the other people, while I had many acquaintances, I never had any friends. That also means that a long time ago, Nana too wasn't more than an acquaintance to me. She managed to break my wall in a somewhat petty episode. Nana and I are colleagues, and also, since we started practicing Therapy around the same time, she also is around my age. Because of that, Ms. Lahr always looked out for us, and always treated us as if we were sisters. If I had to see it from Ms. Lahr's position, both Nana and I were the origin of the income that allowed her to eat, and because of that, I think she really wanted me and Nana to become good friends. But the only thing I noticed from my own position is that Nana was pretty lousy at the Dives, because somehow I got the feeling that she didn't have any sense of decency around boys, which gradually seemed to be making it impossible for us to become friends. We weren't even able of talking honestly to each other because the Therapists considered each other only as business rivals. But despite these social conditions, both Nana and I began counseling each other before we noticed, we began knowing each other better, and our relationship finally reached the point in which we were encouraging each other. Then, we started doing girlish things together. We went many times to do window shopping and try out clothes, and we even said things such as "I want these red shoes" at a time we went looking at the shoes. These were very fun days. But, they didn't last for too much time.
At a certain time, a request for a certain difficult kind of Therapy was addressed to me, and it said that it would require a Proxy Dive to be performed. This is a skill that is said to be extremely difficult to pull off within our area of business. Though I was very uneasy about it, while I was working at night with Nana, I challenged myself to study about how to perform a Proxy. And then, the appointed day came. I performed it as effectively as I could, and the Proxy Dive ended in success. That day, both Nana and I were rejoiced for the success.
The story about my success then spread throughout all our business and I ended joining to a group of Charismatic Therapists. Ms. Lahr also was overjoyed, as if I had opened a market for her or something. But, from that time on, I began to be worried about something. Nana began acting as if she was in other place or something. Of course, we still talked normally as colleagues, but she didn't want to study anymore about Therapy with me. And furthermore, it seemed that she was asking Ms. Lahr about something. It was a small shock to me that I was thinking about someone else instead of myself, and from that time onwards, I occasionally failed when performing Therapy.
However, these failures somehow left me feeling good, but that wasn't something that could continue happening. For my own life, I didn't have more choice than to keep climbing up to higher and better heights... But later on, I began thinking that it was typical that Nana was the cause of it, and that was okay. But she wasn't a Charismatic Therapist too... These two conflicting emotions began revolving within me, and I wasn't able anymore to decide what I'd do. I isolated myself. My only confidant was Nana, and I was worried because I couldn't settle this down. And at certain point, I got sick and had to stay in the bed for the day.
And at that precise time, it had to happen. The event that felt like a deathblow to me. Somehow, I had heard a conversation, and it was about Nana failing at a Proxy Dive, and being left unable to return to the real world! I didn't let the heaviness of my body stop me, and went to the Dive Shop as fast as I could. I rushed in, and there, I saw that the customer for whom Nana performed the Proxy had already returned to reality. However, she didn't regain consciousness.
Why this had to happen...? Anyway, I wished to help Nana from the bottom of my heart, and fully aware of the risks, I Dove into Nana. Nana was on the very verge of getting her mind and body Jacked Off (permanently disconnected)... And when I finally thought I had found Nana, her vitality was being sapped, and she didn't have much time left.
[Nana!! Nana, please hang on!!]
[...Luca... ahahaha.... so you have seen it, huh? I look so badly...]
[This isn't the moment for saying that! Why you tried doing something as reckless as that!?]
[Reckless...? Oh, the Proxy Dive... it was because you did that one yourself... or maybe because you wanted to tell me that I didn't have yet the ability needed for it...]
[T-that isn't it!]
[No, it's okay... because it's true... and since it's true, it was impossible for me. It's so unfair that I can't, that I should be a human...]
[Of course not! If you continue trying the best you can...]
[You say it so easily because you don't even think if you're able of doing it or not. You don't know the feelings of the people. And I don't want a person that only has fun in the work and doesn't know what troubles are to tell me that!]
[Uh... but that's... because I...]
[...?]
I might have been because I was in a very bad shape. I was being unable to convey my feelings correctly. I had to collect all of the painful experiences I went through my life to reach the appropriate amount I had to convey to her.
[Because I’ve suffered more than you think!!]
[Huh!?]
[Just because I don't show my problems, that doesn't mean that I don't have any! I was always worried about you, because you seemed to be always in other place... I was always so worried about you... I thought it'd be okay to leave the Charismatic Therapists only if you were the one to take that title away from me...]
[That... doesn't mean that you thought it...]
[No... I really thought that. If I became a Charismatic Therapist, my wages would increase... and I'd be finally able to say goodbye to poverty... but that didn't make me stop worrying. But it was because other reason: if you left me alone, I wouldn't know what to do anymore.... that's why I wanted to continued being with you... so please... let's go back...]
[...These are only words. If I was to be saved, that wasn't any more than a one-sided way...]
I was getting worse, and wouldn't be able to keep myself in the Dive for much longer.
I thought it at that moment. However, my consciousness grew so hazy that I don't know what more I could have said.... but I couldn't continue being stood up...
[Luca...? Hey, Luca? You... have such a high fever... what happened to you!?]
[I-I'm sorry.... I'm okay... it's nothing...]
[It's nothing...!? You have such a high fever! You shouldn't Dive while you are sick!! Why are you putting yourself in so much danger!?]
[Because... because... I like being with you...]
[Huh!?]
[I don't like being alone... and I don't want to be alone anymore... so please... let's go back together...]
[Luca... you... you went through so much danger, just for me...]
[Please... let's go back... together...]
[Luca...]
[O-ok... if you insist so much... I thought I'd die here, in peace... but since you’re pulling me out against my will, I won't let myself die to respect your feelings!]
[...E... hehe...]
[Don't begin "Ehehe"-ing me now. Stupid... If you're as weakened, and I can't bring you back with me, you won't be able to go back by yourself. You're beyond reckless, huh...?]
And thus, Nana was returned safely to the real world. But it was decided that she needed some rest, so she was hospitalized. As for me, my condition got so worse after that, that they had to send me to the hospital... which, oh dear, meant that all the earnings I got recently disappeared into hospital bills... but at least it allowed me to save Nana, which I think was a good result. And that is, because there is some more to this story.
After that, both I and Nana became even better friends than what we were before. And also, Nana, in way of giving me her thanks and apologies, went and bought the red shoes she knew I wanted so much. Yeah, these are the same shoes I'm still wearing today... and she bought me them with the money she had worked so hard to earn, which makes them a treasure packed with her feelings. These shoes are for me very special and precious things. Now that I think that, that was the very first time I actually talked honestly to other person. And also, what showed me the hardships of honestly being concerned by other person, and at the same time, the joy of knowing someone deeply. I thought that it'd be fun if we could make friends with many people in such a way... and while I haven't been able to make many friends with these feelings, there's no mistake that it also was what allowed me to deepen my relationships with Skycat, Lady Cloche, and other people.
And now, Nana is my best friend.
Nana, I hope we can always continue being friends!

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Costumes

コスチューム
天仰女帝

Heavengazing Empress (Lady Emperor)

教皇政治時代の御子がまとっていた
正式な装束。コスモスフィア内でも、
村人に崇められるという役どころで
まとっている。瑠珈にかかる重責を
想起させる、重厚なイメージ。

These are the clothes that Maidens used to wear in the times of the Imperial Regime. However, within the Cosmosphere, she wore them because the villagers worshiped her thanks to her job. Given that this gives Luca such a composed and dignified image, it also makes her remember the heavy responsibilities she has.

キリリッシュ

Stylish

ボーイッシュに決めた姿は「真辺珈琲
店」の制服。瑠珈本人がもっとも気
に入っているコスチュームだが、セラ
ピの衣装には向かないため、現実世
界の往来では着そうにない。

This decidedly boyish looking costume is the uniform of the [Manabe Coffee Shop]. This is Luca's favorite costume, but since it isn't a suitable costume for performing Therapy, she never wears it whenever she's out walking in the real world.

プリティチェリー

Pretty Cherry

自分の非力さに気後れしつつも、率
先して戦いの舞台に飛び出した戦
士、プリティチェリー。言いたいこと
を飲み込んでばかりいた瑠珈が、自
分を前面に出す決意をした服だ。

Once she became diffident of her own powerlessness, she became the champion that charges straight into the battlefield: Pretty Cherry. While Luca wanted to say that she was swallowed by the spur of the moment, these are the clothes that make her to be decided to march on to the front in her own.

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ソーサルマリア

Sorcerer Maria

たくさんの矛盾を内に秘めた瑠
珈、自らの人格を統合して完
全な精神を得ようとしていたと
きの姿。しかしその主法は、ま
さに「魔女」の主法だった。

This is the form that she had when she tried to bring out all of the contradictory personalities that he had hidden within herself, and went on to unify them to obtain her ultimate personality. However, it is needless to say that her methods were the methods of a [Witch].

バスガール

Bathgirl

セラピストでもない、御子でも
ない。何も着飾らない、素の瑠
珈を体現した姿。ありのままの
姿を受け入れてほしいという、
瑠珈の最大の願をコスチュー
ムで表現した姿だ。

Even if she isn't a Therapist, even if she isn't a Maiden. This is the core form of Luca, not dressed up or hidden by anything. This is the biggest wish of Luca to become just like she truly is, represented under the shape of a costume.

アサルトペイン

Assault Pain

人間関係では我慢ばかりを続け
ている瑠珈。しかし潜在意識下
では、正直に伝えられない気持
ちが歪んだ形で存在した。人を
見下し利用する、傲慢は精神と、
攻撃的な性格の象徴。

This is the Luca that continues trying to deny to herself having any relationships. However, despite this being part of her subconscious, this personality only conveys warped feelings, so she doesn't convey any of the true feelings Luca has. This Luca is the symbol of the part of her mind that looks down on others, and is aggressive, proud and manipulative.

ヴィーナストリアル

Venus Trial

奪われる恐怖、不安、隠してき
た本音。瑠珈は様々な装甲で自
分を護ってきた。しかしそれは、
うわべの気持ちだけで構築さ
れてきた、非常にもろい想いの
固まりでしかなかった。

This form represents the real hidden intentions of Luca, devoid of all her fears and anxiety. Luca has put many shells over herself for her own protection. However, because of that, this personality is only made of superficial feelings, and she is no more than an extremely fragile mass of feelings.

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Vow

完了の儀式で身にまとう、和婚儀用
の婚礼衣装。心のすべてをクロアに
見せ、嘘偽りない自分をクロアに捧
げた瑠珈の純粋な気持ちが、白無垢
の着物によって表されている。

This is the costume she uses in the completion ceremony, which are wedding clothes used in the Japanese marriages. The white kimono is representation of Luca having shown everything in her heart to Croix, and of her entrusting all of her pure feelings to him, without any kind of lies or falsehood.

チョベリビアン

Super Tres Bien

大鐘堂学園のお気楽女子高生、真辺
るか役のときのコスチューム。ちな
みに「チョベリビアン」とは、「チョベ
リバという言葉を使う人」。瑠珈が学
生なら軽いノリで使ったかも?

This is the Costume she wears whenever she is acting the role of Luca Manabe, a carefree student of the Grand Bell High. By the way, a [Super Tres Bien] is actually a [person that uses the Super Very Bad words]. Do you think that actually Luca would ignore the dressing code if she went to school?

バスタオル姿

Bath Towel

バスガールとは微妙に違う、プライ
ベートでの入浴時のバスタオル。縫
いこまれたロゴは「ラクシャク商工
会」のもので、どう見てももらいもの。
瑠珈の私生活がうかがえる。

This one is completely different from the Bathgirl one, and is the bath towel that Luca uses whenever she bathes in private. The embroidered logo says [Rakshek Association of Commerce and Industry], and it was given to her as a gift. With this, you can get a glimpse of Luca's private life.

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[Image]

凪良's
Column

Nagi's
Column

ルカってバニーガールのコスが
すごく似合うと思いませんか?

Don't you think that a bunny girl costume
would match Luca perfectly?

注:これはマジシャンの助手のコスチュームです
Note: This is actually a magician assistant costume.

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コスモスフィア

Cosmosphere

 愛想がよく、人当たりがいい瑠珈だが、
心には非常に厚い壁がある。それは、彼女
が「誰も通したくない」と思っている壁だ。
 彼女の優れたダイバーズセラピの能力
は、人に嫌われないために、本来不可能な
「許可していない階層に人を入れる」こと
を無意識にしてしまう。そして入れてしま
った後に、その歪みによって自己崩壊を起
こし、ダイバーもろとも危険な状態に突入
してしまうのだ。「見せる恐怖」と「見せな
いことで嫌われる恐怖」があやういバラン
スを保っている彼女は、精神世界でそんな
最悪なパラドックスを生み出してしまう。

While Luca is lovable and behaves well around other people, she has built an unusually thick wall around her mind. This wall was a consequence of thinking that she [doesn't want to get involved with anyone].
Her excellent Dive Therapy skills allowed her to unconsciously make things as impossible as [letting the people go to strata that her mind doesn't allow yet], sopeople won’t hate her. However, upon allowing such a kind of entry, this also causes a distortion that could end in a mental collapse, thus rushing herself and the Diver in a very dangerous situation.
While her thoughts of [being afraid to reveal everything about herself] and [being afraid of being hated for not showing anything] normally make a balance, this only gave birth to the worst kind possible of a Paradox inside her Soulspace.

[Images]

落ちて死ねば?
And if you fell down and died?

えへへ...何だかドキドキするね...
Ehehe... Somehow, I'm a little nervous....


どんな事でもしてくれるでしょ?
And what are you going to do?

これ以上こっちに来ちゃうダメー!
No, don't come any closer!

一度やってみたかったんだよね。
I thought you wanted to be seen like this at least once, don't you?

どう?どう?心地いい?
And how is it? Does it feel good?
深層心理

Deep Psyche

 瑠珈は普段、人付き合いを円滑にするた
めに己を押し殺して他人に接することが多
いが、実は言いたいことが山ほどある。そ
れが溜まりに溜まった結果、彼女の深層心
理には、極端な加虐精神が形成されていた。
それは、彼女なりの代替ストレス発散方法だ
ったのだ。優しい言葉による皮肉、罵倒。斬
りつけるような残酷な言葉。聖母のように
微笑みながら放たれる発言は、流して聞け
ば優しい言葉に聞こえるが、よく聞くと身震
いするような「狂気」を内包している。
 一方で、彼女の心象世界は、メルヘンチッ
クなケーキの世界。ダイバーズセラピとして
精神を鍛え上げている瑠珈だけに、見た目
は彼女がデザインしている可能性が高いが、
深い階層に踏み込むごとにケーキの形が崩
壊していく様をうかがうことができる。

While Luca has many times repressed in an extreme way the interactions with other people, because of how she has to constantly harmonize with the people, there are many things she actually has wanted to say. As a consequence of all these pent-up feelings, her deep psyche has been structured by her extremely pained mind.
Such was her own way of releasing all of that accumulated emotional stress. Her gentle words all come out from sarcasm and abuse. Words that are as cruel as getting slashed with a sword. While these words sound good when heard for the first time thanks to her saintly-looking smile, you would tremble if you heard them well and understood that she tells them as if she was [crazy].
The first impression you can get from her Soulspace is that it is world that looks like a cake out from a fairy tale. Because of how much she has tampered with mind thanks to Dive Therapy, it's very probable that the design of the Soulspace was completely done by Luca's conscious self. However, once you step into the deeper levels, you can see how the shape of the cake gradually gets destroyed.

Lv. 1 可侵領域

Lv. 1: Safe Region (Invadable Territory)

 瑠珈がダイバーズセラピでお客様をもてな
す場所。普段から仕事でいろいろな人間に開
放している領域なだけに、瑠珈本人も気付か
ないうちにこれ以上の深層の意識に他人を進
ませないための安全弁として機能していた。ク
ロアをもてなす際にも登場した"鬼ごっこ"や
"膝枕"は、セラピに訪れるお客様への癒しの
サービスとして行われているものだ。

This is the place used by Luca to perform Dive Therapy and entertain her customers. While normally this is the only area that is completely open for any person to wander about, not even Luca herself has noticed that the reason behind no one being able to advance on to the next strata of the Cosmosphere is because she herself functions as a security valve of sorts for it. When Croix came into this level, Luca only performed the typical healing services she does for the customers that come for Therapy, such as a "game of tag", and "letting him lie on her lap".

Lv. 2 キュービクルセイド

Lv. 2: Cubicle Side (Cubicrusade)

 クロアに嫌われることを恐れ、初のパラダイ
ムシフトを行った瑠珈の心理が反映された世
界。しかし、他人に心を開くことを拒絶するあ
まり、世界をキューブ状の窮屈な形に変形させ
てしまっていた。さらなる心の繋がりを望むク
ロアの前に、「クロアに嫌われたくない瑠珈」と
「他人の侵入を拒む瑠珈」という2人の瑠珈が
現れる。どちらも瑠珈の本心なのだ。

This is the world that reflects how deeply it influenced her psyche having done a Paradigm Shift out of fear of Croix hating her. However, given that she rejects the idea of opening her heart to other people, the world ended changing its shape into a very narrow and cubical form. And furthermore, before Croix wished to unite his heart with her, two Lucas: the [Luca that doesn't want to be hated by Croix], and the [Luca that rejects any invaders], appeared. Both Lucas are made from her true feelings.

Lv. 3 おひつの中の世界

Lv. 3: The World Inside the Rice Bowl (A World in a Chest)

 大魔道士役の瑠珈は、敵対する2つの街の両
方から全幅の信頼を得ていた。だからそれは、
どちらの街にも嘘をつく事で維持してきた見
せかけの信頼。これは「誰にも嫌われたくない」
と願う、瑠珈が身に付けた処世術が具現化さ
れたもの。しかし、その場しのぎの嘘はいつか
はばれる。瑠珈は、敵対する西ノ村と東野村へ
の思いを通じ、素直な自分をさらけ出していく。

Here, Luca, acting as a great mage, received the complete trust from two villages that were enemies with each other. Because of that, she always tried to keep the trust from both villages by telling lies. This was because she wished to [Not be hated by anyone], which was the embodiment of the events she had experienced herself in the real world. However, these makeshift lies later or sooner are discovered. Luca had to convey her thoughts to both enemy villages, the West Village and the East Village, and had to honestly reveal these lies herself.

Lv. 4 さくらんぼの使命

Lv. 4: Cherry's Mission (Cherry's Task)

熱血漢「双球」と出会ったことにより、世界
を守る使命を与えられた瑠珈。突然押し付け
られた使命は、瑠珈が人気セラピストとして
現実世界で受けてきた先輩からの妬みやいじ
め、お客からの理不尽な必要などの産物だっ
た。また、クローシェが先輩戦士の高飛車戦
士ヴィオールとして登場するあたりに、クロー
シェに対する本音が顔を出す。

Because she met a hot-blooded man called [Hot-Head Flag], Luca received the mission of protecting the world. That abruptly imposed mission was born out of the unreasonable demands that the customers asked her, and out of the envy she got from her senior Therapists. Also, Cloche appeared here as the senior soldier, under the name of Egomaniac Champion Viole, which also shows how much she truly compares herself to Cloche.

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Lv. 5 心侵深々

Lv. 5: Invasion to the Depths of the Mind (Deep Mind Invasion)

 これ以上の深層心理を見せたくなかった瑠
珈は、本心を隠しとおすために自らのコスモス
フィアに罠を張っていた。魔女瑠珈に助けられ
てクロアは事なきを得るが、もの階層の瑠珈
は、続けてゲームと称して競争を持ちかける。
これに勝利した瑠珈は、クローシェに対して異
常なまでに攻撃的な姿勢を見せた。瑠珈のな
かにある、歪んだ加虐精神の発露だった。

Since Luca didn't want to show any part of her mind that was deeper than this, she set many traps in her Cosmosphere to hide her true feelings. While Croix managed to save Witch Luca and escape unharmed, he had to abide with the suggestion of the Luca of this level of competing against her in a game. If Luca was the victor in this game, you would see her getting Cloche into an extremely offensive posture. That was an expression of how distorted and pained her mind is.

Lv. 6 本音で愛してみました

Lv. 6: Tried to Love the True Intentions (To Love in Truth)

 瑠珈がかたくなに見せることを拒否してい
たこの階層には、不安や自己嫌悪、憎悪など、
人当りのいい瑠珈が押し殺してきた負の感
情が過巻いていた。クロアへの想いも、嫉妬
や独占欲などのドロドロとした恋愛感情をさら
け出す。しかしその一方では、クロアにもっと
心の奥まで入ってほしいという思いが渾然一
体となっていた。

Luca showed to be stubbornly denying everything about herself in this level, which was filled with the feeling of her wanting to crush until she destroyed her anxiety, self-hatred, and bad feelings, to become a better Luca. This also brought out her feelings of love for Croix, her envy, and her wish to monopolize him by acting all cute. However, on the other side, this also was a formed of her thoughts of wanting Croix continue going even further, until he reached the deepest reaches of her mind.

Lv. 7 絶対素敵彼女

Lv. 7: Absolutely Wonderful Girlfriend (Absolute Girlfriend)

 大地が崩れ去った世界で、瑠珈は「完全体」
と呼ばれる民衆から熱狂的な支持を得ていた。
その信奉ぶりは常軌を逸したレベルだったが、
これはみんなに好かれたい、周りに人間に尊
敬されたいという瑠珈の願望が一気に爆発し
た結果。だが、どんなに崇められても心が満
たされることはなく、この階層に広がる心の穴
は大きくなっていくばかりであった。

In this world, where the land had collapsed, Luca was called a [Perfect Being] by the people, and was zealously supported by them. While that belief was so aberrant because of the intensity it had, this only was the explosive result of how much she wanted the people to love her, and how much she wanted to be respected. However, since no amount of respect would ever satisfy her heart, this ended only enlarging the gaping hole that was inside her mind.

Lv. 8 白い楽譜の子守唄

Lv. 8: The Lullaby of a White Score (Blank Score Lullaby)

 クロアは瑠珈の家に一緒に住み始めたころ
の夢を見ていた。目を覚ますと、死んだように
眠る装甲服の瑠珈の姿があった。瑠珈を目覚
めさせるためには、幼い頃に聴いていた優し
い声の子守唄を思い出させる必要がある。瑠
珈がその歌を忘れてしまったのは、優しかった
母と可愛い妹の記憶を思い出してしまうから。
そのいずれもが、今の彼女には失われていた。

Croix had a dream of the times in which he lived together with Luca in her house. Once he woke up, he saw the armored Luca, who was sleeping as if she had died. To awake her, it was necessary to make her remember the lullaby of the gentle voice she used to hear when she was little. Because she had forgotten that song, yet she still remembered her gentle mother and her cute little sister, all of which her current self already had lost.

Lv. 9 愛は百恥をかける

Lv. 9: Love Causing Great Shame (Love can be Shame)

 これまでのコスモスフィアで、瑠珈は心に
抱える不安や葛藤のすべてをクロアに見せ
た。それに呼応するかのように、瑠珈のコス
チュームはすべてを脱ぎ去ったものになり、
舞台となるケーキも真っ白なショートケーキ
になっている。瑠珈は他人の目を気にして生
きてきたが、これからはクロアにすべてをさ
らけ出し、本音で生きていうこうを決意した。

At this point of the Cosmosphere, Luca had shown Croix all of her problems and anxiety. So, as if it was for them to hail each other, Luca stripped herself of all her costumes, and the cake that served as the scenery for her Cosmosphere finally became a pure white shortcake. While she had spent all her life only seeing the people, from now on, she would tell everything to Croix, and decided to live on while showing her true feelings.

Gengoro

ゲンゴロー
瑠珈が大切にしているペペンのぬいぐるみ
で、瑠珈の本来の心の護。瑠珈のコスモス
フィアLv.6以降で数回会うことができる。

As the precious Pepen plush that Luca has in her house, this is her true Mind Guardian. You can meet her true form at various points after Luca's Lv. 6 Cosmosphere.

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Cloche Leythal Pastalie

Chroche (CV:沢城 みゆき)
クローシェ・レーテル・パスタリエ [Chroche_Latel_Pastalie]

Cloche (CV: Sawashiro Miyuki) Cloche Leythal Pastalie

メタ・ファルスの地でもっとも尊い命とされる大鐘堂の御子。神に背い
た御子だが、強力なカリスマ性を備え、民衆の圧倒的な支持を得て神
への戦いに挑む。インストールポイントがあるのは左手、二の腕の内側。

The Grand Bell Maiden, considered in the land of Metafalss as the most precious life. However, she is the Maiden that turned her back on the Goddess, and thanks to her powerful charisma, the people gave her their overwhelming support when she challenged the Goddess to a war. Her Installer Port is located in her left arm, inside her armpit.

Profile

性別:女性         好き:ゲロッゴ、くるるくだんご、ペペン、
年齢:17歳              フルーツワッフル
身長:165cm             嫌い:グロイもの、ホラー
体重:47kg              甘すぎるもの
サイズ:91ー60ー88        夢:ファンシーショップ
出身:ミント区             趣味:かわいいもの?収集
職業:大鐘堂の御子        座右の銘:自分で人を見ること無かれ

Gender: Female Likes: Gergo, Kururuku Candy,
Age: 17 Pepen, Fruit Waffles
Height: 1,65 M Dislikes: Grotesque Things, Horror,
Weight: 47KG Excessively Sweet Things
Measurements: 91-60-88 Dream: Becoming a Fancy Shop Owner
Birthplace: Mint Block Hobby: Collecting "cute things?"
Occupation: Grand Bell Maiden Motto: I cannot look at the people from
                                    my own standpoint

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設定ラフ画

Setting Drafts

[Image 1]

初期稿

Original Draft

[Image 2]

デザイン変更の理由

Reasons for the Changes in the Design

太陽を模した冠飾り
修道女的なウインプル
巫女イメージの強調

Adding more emphasis to the priestess imagery by adding the sun-like ornament to her coronet, and a scaptula similar to the ones used by the nuns.

服の部分にブルーを
入れることで
引き締まった
イメージを与える

Adding more blue to a part of the clothes to give it a more tightened image.

スカートの前を
開ける事による
美脚強調

Opening a little more the frontal part of the skirt to highlight her beautiful legs.

こういう感じに
羽をつけるほうが
良くない?

Would it feel okay if we added a pair of wings here?

Director's Voice

大衆の面前で宣言するのが「強い女性」の象徴である一方、プライベート
なシーンでは「自分の前でしか見せない顔を持っている女の子」のイメー
ジを持つ。この2つの顔のギャップを描きたいと思いました。

We wanted to make with her a girl that symbolized being [strong woman] whenever she made a speech before a huge public, and in private was [a girl that showed a face that you wouldn't see if she was in the presence of anyone else]. I think I just wanted to sketch the gap between these two different faces.

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Facts about the Heroine

ヒロイン考察

Life Timeline

年代                出来事
Year                 Event

3755 (クローシェ0歳) ー  逃亡生活を送っていたバッツ、聆紗夫妻の子としてミ
ント区で生まれ。本名は聆珈・トゥルーリーワース。瑠珈の妹として育てられる。

3755 (Cloche's age: 0 years) Born to Reisha and Batz in Mint Block, while they were running away. Her real name was Reika Trulywaath, and was raised as Luca's little sister.

3758 (クローシェ3歳) ー 3歳という異例の若さでI.P.D.発症
大鐘堂のI.P.D.ラボに収容される。
同年、新約パスタリエ紡ぐことに成功
3758 (Cloche's age: 3 years) At 3 years, she had an IPD outbreak, and was taken to the IPD Labs in the Grand Bell Hall to be contained. 
In this same year, she began crafting magic successfully with the New Testament of Pastalie dialect.

3760 (クローシェ5歳) ー 大鐘堂宮殿に移管。第33代御子に就任。
クローシェ・レーテル・パスタリエの名を与えられる。
御子修行の日々が始まる。
3760 (Cloche's age: 5 years) - Her custody is transferred over to the Grand Bell Hall, and is appointed as the 33rd Maiden. She receives the name Cloche Leythal Pastalie, and begins her days of training to be the Maiden.

3764 (クローシェ9歳) ー 急病で高熱を発し、ラボでの恐怖の記憶が蘇る。
これ以降、どんな本調不良も表に出さなくなる。
3764 (Cloche's age: 9 years) - She suffers a high fever during a sickness, in which she revives her dreadful memories of her days in the IPD Labs.
From here, she begins to develop an inferiority complex.

3766 (クローシェ11歳) ー 寝室に入った泥棒がきっかけで、初めてスラムを訪れ
る。そこで民衆の生活を知り、民衆の想いを受けて戴冠式に臨む。
3766 (Cloche's age: 11 years) - Under the excuse of chasing a robber that had entered her bedroom, she visits Pastalia's Slums for the first time. Learning how badly the people live in there, and receiving their feelings, she promises to do something for them after her formal enthronement as the Maiden.

3771 (クローシェ16歳) ー リムの大陥没発生。
エナを視察に訪れた際にI.P.D.暴走に遭遇し、大鐘堂のI.P.D.発症者に対するむ
ごい扱いを目の当たりにする。
3771 (Cloche's age: 16 years) - Large-scale collapse of the Rim.
During an inspection visit to Enna, she has an encounter with a rampaging IPD, and sees how brutally the IPD Treatment Department of the Grand Bell deals with them.

3772 (クローシェ17歳) ー ラクシャク保養地襲撃事件発生。物語の世界へ。
3772 (Cloche's age: 17) - Rakshek Resort Attack Incident. Her story continues in the game.
歴代でも有数の人気を誇る御子。幼少期より人の
上に立つ者としての教育を受けているため、仕草や
行動はキビキビしており、無意識に胸を張った立
ち居ふるまいをする。人によって態度を変えること
をしない、常に平等で自分に対して正直な性格。

She is the Maiden that can boast of having the most popularity among them all. Because she was raised to be a person that could stand above anyone else since she was very young, her actions and behavior are very brisk and she unconsciously puffs with pride. She isn't very different in person, so she has a honest personality which always treats equally everyone who talks to her.

Early Childhood

幼少期
 ミント区の瑠珈の家で誕生。その後3年
間は家族のもとで育つが、3歳という異例の
若さでI.P.D.を発症した。この伝染病は年齢
が低いほど危険な症状を見せるうえ、感染
影響力も強度になるために、両親は周囲へ
の影響を考えた「みくりの森」に身を隠した。
しかしあえなく発見され、大鐘堂のI.P.D.対
策部隊が到着。バッツは娘をかばって命を
落とし、聆珈の身柄は大鐘堂の管理下に
置かれることになった。ちなみに、聆珈自身
はその事を、顕在意識レベルではまったく記
憶していない。I.P.D.発症時に高熱を出し、
意識がもうろうとしていたことと、年齢的に覚
えていない年だからだ。しかし、潜在意識レ
ベルではその想いが傷としていた残っている。

She was born at Luca's house in Mint Block. From there, she was raised by her family, but when she was three years old, she got an IPD outbreak, something unprecedented for someone so young. Since this contagious disease seemed to bring about very dangerous symptoms for someone so young, and because of the great intensity and influence the contagion had, her parents thought that it would be better to hide her in [Mikry Forest], so the influence of the infection wouldn't expand.
However, they sadly were discovered once a squad from the IPD Treatment Department arrived. There, Batz lost his life while trying to protect his daughter and Reika herself was put under the administration of the Grand Bell. By the way, Reika doesn't have any conscious memories of this incident.
This was because when her outbreak started she fainted because of the high fever, and she was so young that even then, it would have been difficult for her to remember anything. However, these feelings still left very deep scars in her subconscious.

The Times in the Grand Bell Labs

大鐘堂ラボ期
 聆珈が収容されたのは、大鐘堂の地下
に潜む暗く冷たいI.P.D.の研究所だった。
この頃研究所では、I.P.D.がインフェル・ピ
ラから強大な力を引き出す特別なヒュムノ
ス「新約パスタリエ」を紡げることを知ってい
た。しかし、単独で紡げるI.P.D.検体が見
つからない。そんな中、聆珈はいとも単語に
「新約パスタリエ」を紡ぎ、実に約400年ぶ
りとなるインフェル・ピラとの交信に成功し
ている。そしてこのときより、聆珈に対する
過酷な実験の日々が始まった。
 精神世界の崩壊と隣り合わせの、危険
な解析研究は、脳内を引っかけ回されるよ
うなもの。何度も気が狂いそうになったこ
の過酷な経験は、聆珈のトラウマとなった。

Once Reika was contained, she was sent to the IPD research facilities the Grand Bell had hidden underground. It was a very cold and dark place. At the time, this facility's researchers already knew that the IPDs were capable of drawing enormous amounts of power through crafting Songs in the special Hymmnos dialect [New Testament of Pastalie]. However, they couldn't find any sample IPDs that could craft a Song by themselves. It was then Reika began crafting in that same dialect, and with this the direct communication protocols with Infel Phira were reinstated successfully after 400 long years of inactivity. And from this time, the days of inhuman experiments on Reika started.
These experiments were extremely dangerous analytical studies, which included scratching and fiddling around with the inside of her brain, and destroying and comibing zones of her Soulspace. These horrible experiences that almost drove her insane many times ended becoming Reika's greatest traumas.

The Dawn of Her Days as a Maiden

御子黎明期
 過酷な実験は約2年続いた。そして聆珈
が5歳になったとき、状況は変化した。独房
の扉を開ける音。そこにはラウドネスが立っ
ていた。
「辛いですか? ここを出たいですか?」
その問いに、ただ首を縦に振る聆珈。
「それでは、その願い叶えましょう。貴方は
本日より、クローシェ・レーテル・パスタリエ。
この世界でもっとも尊い命といわれる『御
子』となるです」
 聆珈にはまだ理解できなかったが、ここか
ら出て辛い目に遭わなくなるなら、どんな状
況になろうが構わない、と思っていた。
 こうして聆珈はクローシェとなり、以後、
大鐘堂宮殿での生活を送るようになる。

These horrible experiments lasted for around two more years, and when Reika reached the age of five years, the conditions changed. She heard the sound of the door to her cell opening, and standing in it, there was Loude.
[It is painful? Do you want to leave this place?]
Reika could only nod her head to that question.
[Well then, let us fulfill that wish of yours. From this day on, you will become Cloche Leythal Pastalie, the [Maiden], regarded as the most precious life in this world]
Reika couldn't still understand what this meant, but she thought that nothing would matter, if she could leave this place and not see these horrors ever again.
And like this, Reika became Cloche, and from that day on her life moved to the Grand Bell Palace.

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The Times of Hard Struggle for the Maiden

御子奮闘期
 大鐘堂宮殿では、「御子」としての生活と
躾が待っていた。5年にわたる修業はどれも
厳しかったが、中でも特に嫌だったのが、総
統アルフマンが教える「帝王学」。民衆を軽
視し、犠牲を前提とするからだ。しかし、外
社会の一切を知らず、話し相手がいないク
ローシェとって対等な立場で話せる相手
はいない。実践知識がないまま、クローシェ
は知識を蓄えていった。
 そんな寂しい少女時代に、彼女は高熱で
倒れたことがある。その時、彼女はあの悪夢
のラボに移送された。その場所は幼少期の
トラウマを呼び起こし、激しい恐怖を与えた。
それ以降、彼女は体調不良を決して表に出
さなくなった。恐怖感が彼女をそうさせたのだ。

<poem.Her new training and life as the [Maiden] waited for her in the Grand Bell Palace. During the next five years, she was forced to strictly study every day, but the subject she specially hated was [Leadership Studies], which was taught to her by Chancellor Alfman himself. She despised the people, as they were assumed to be only scapegoats. However, this is indebted to the fact that Cloche didn't know anything at all about the people that lived outside of the palace and that she didn't have anyone of her same age and status to speak with. Lacking any practical knowledge, Cloche could only continue building upon the things she was taught. And during that lonely childhood she had, one time she collapsed because of a very high fever, and during that time she was moved again to the horrible laboratories she had seen in her worst nightmares. That place made her recall again the traumas she was inflicted in her early childhood, which intensely terrorized her. From that moment on, Cloche decided she would never show whenever she was feeling unwell, as that was what these terrifying feelings led her to think.</poem>

Times of Independence for the Maiden

御子独立期
 11歳になったある日、クローシェの寝室に
泥棒が入る。御子戴冠式を控えていたクロ
ーシェは、この頃、自分に課せられる重圧に
耐えかね、泣き暮らす日々を過ごしていた。し
かしこの泥棒との出会いをきっかけに、スラ
ムで人々がどんな暮らしをしているかを知るこ
とになる。クーロシェはこのとき、はっきりと自
分の目標を定め、御子を目指した。気持ちを
引き締めて臨んだ戴冠式では、力強い見事
な演説を披露。多くの民衆を魅了している。
 また、就任から数年後、クローシェはエナ
視察に際してI.P.D.保護を目の当たりにして
いる。そのむごさに胸を痛めた少女だったが、
一方で自分の使命を再確認し、民衆への敬
意を忘れない御子であるべく自らを戒めた。

A certain day after she had turned out 11 years old, a robber broke into Cloche's bedroom. Now that her Maiden Coronation Ceremony was approaching, Cloche was now being imposed with even more pressure than ever before and she spent her days crying a lot. However, when she met with that robber, she managed to learn what kind of life the people of the Slums lived. After this, Cloche put as her maximum goal becoming a Maiden, and with her feelings strengthened at the time she was officially crowned as the new Maiden, she introduced herself with a grand and strong speech. The great crowd of people that was gathered in front of her became charmed with her words.
Also, various years after she was appointed, during the time Cloche was in Enna performing a routine inspection, she saw how an IPD was contained in front of her own eyes. Her heart was broken because of the cruelty the containment involved, but on the other way, it only reaffirmed her belief on her mission: she was going to be sure of becoming a respected Maiden that the people would never forget.

Current Times

現代
 窮屈で世界知らずな生活をしていたクロ
ーシェにとって、クーデターによって大鐘堂
が否定されたことと、それからの自分を襲っ
たサバイバルな日々はショックの連続だっ
た。今までの自分の態度、そして行いとは、
「平和に護られているがゆえにできること」だ
ったのだ。彼女は有能な御子ではあっても、
圧倒的に経験が不足していたため、それに
気づく機会がなかった。
 ラクシャク保養地襲撃事件により、一般
市民と行動をともにすることになった彼女
は、あまりの環境の変化に適応できなっ
た。そのストレスを自分の身近にいたクロア
たちにぶつけてしまうが、それが彼女にとっ
て新たな人間関係のはじまりとなっている。

To Cloche, who lived secluded in her small world without knowing anything, the repudiation of the Grand Bell because of a coup d'état, and her own days of trying to survive after she was attacked were two consecutive and massive shocks. Until that moment, her attitude and actions were things such as: "Because I should be able to protect the peace". Despite being a very capable Maiden, because of her lack of preparation for these overwhelming experiences, she was unable to see the chances she was being given.
Because of the Rakshek Resort Assault Incident, and being forced to living alongside the normal citizens and their daily activities, she wasn't able to adapt to the change of environment. While that made her accumulate a great quantity of stress, which she then released on the people that were the closest to her: Croix and his companions, this also became the start of her human relationships.

KEYWORD

◆Maiden

御子
 御子という仕事は、その本質は「詩を謳
う」事だが、日常の99.99%は大鐘堂の宣
伝のための露出。スポークスマンだ。
 御子はこの世界における「希望の象徴」
であり、御子が元気で自信に満ちているこ
とが、この世界の人々にとって、この世界の
安心感の指標ともなっている。だからこそ、
どんなことがあっても人前では凛としている
必要があった。御子の辛いところはまずそ
こである。決して私情を公的な場に持ち込
んではならない。そして彼女は、この訓練を
嫌と言うほど実践で行い、現在も自然とそ
れが出るようになっている。

The job of the Maiden consists essentially in [singing Songs], however, in the current times; the 99.99% of her days are spent in making publicity for the Grand Bell as their spokeswoman.
The Maiden is the [Symbol of Hope] to this world, so she also becomes the indicator of sense of security that the people have in their world, reason why the Maidens have to be filled with self-confidence and vigor. That is also the very reason why, no matter what happens, she has to act dignified in front of the people. As you can see, the Maiden is forced to live in a difficult position, and she isn't allowed to disclose her personal feelings on any matter to the public. And she had to practice a lot to do this, despite hating the training, so this is like a second nature to her now.

◆Feelings of Exclusion because of the Loneliness

孤独ゆえの排他感
 クローシェには、友人が一人もいなかった。
だから、友人と接するということが、どういう
風にしていいのかがわからない。クロアたち
と出会って間もない頃、彼女が激しく威圧
的だったり感情的だったり空気が読めない
のは、そんなところに起因する。クロアたち
と旅するようになって、彼女はおそるおそる皆
に接していく。最初は誰かが手を出せばは
なつけるような態度しかとれなかったが、次
第に手には手を乗せるようになっていった。
差し出された手を受け取れなかったのは、そ
れが彼女にとって「攻撃」か「友好」が判断
が付かなかったからだ。無視した背中を蹴り
飛ばしてしまうのは、自分から離れていくので
はないかという不安がそうさせていた。
 人との接し方を知らない彼女は、とにかく
力づくで自分の方を向かせようとする。そし
て、相手が嫌な顔をするごとに覚えていくの
だ。本当に人を振り向かせるのは、力では
無理だと。
 この経験は、御子としての行いも影響
を及ぼした。彼女の威圧的なやり方は、麻
薬的な効果があり民衆はわき上がるが、その
麻薬が切れてしまうと一気に冷めてしまう、
中身の無い浅いものだった。そして最終的
には、本当に相手の心を動かすように、同じ
自線で分かち合うように話す方法を身につ
けていく。
 一方で、本当に心を許せるようになると、
経験の乏しい彼女は、どこまでも行ってしま
う危なうさも秘めている。孤独感から解放され
た彼女は、安全とわかると、今度は際限なく
ベタベタに甘えてしまうのだ。

Cloche never had even a single friend. This is why she doesn't know if it would be okay for her to have any friends and enter in contact with them. When she met with Croix and his companions, she wouldn't be able to read when the atmosphere was excessively overbearing or emotional, which is mainly caused by her lonely life. When she started traveling with them, she timidly tried to talk with them. At first, she had an attitude that made difficult for anyone to even approach her, making impossible for anyone to even extend their hands to her, but gradually, Cloche began becoming able to take the hands the others extended to her. At first, she was unable to accept them because she was unable to comprehend if they were extending to her their hands for [establishing a friendship] or for [attacking her]. Most of time, she just ignored these attempts and kicked these hands away, because of the uneasiness she felt at thinking that she would be left alone again.
Not knowing how to interact with them, she began resorting to force to make everyone face her. And then, Cloche noticed how everyone was looking at her with faces filled with hatred. It really is impossible to turn around the way of thinking of a people through force.
This experience made her use her influence and position as the Maiden. Her coercive ways of doing things had a similar effect to a narcotic drug to the people, but these methods, because of being shallow and devoid of her own feelings, ended cooling at once when she tried to use them too much and lost their effects very quickly. And finally, she learned that the only true way to move the hearts of the others is talking to them as if they understood each other, as if they were in the same wavelength. On the other way, because of her lack of experience, she thought that it would too result in lowering her guard too much, not knowing what would be the safe zone between revealing her feelings too much and hiding them too much. What she learned from these feelings of loneliness was what safety is. This is why she endlessly clings to behaving like a spoiled child.

◆Ignorant of the World

世界知らず
 街中で突然「ダイブしなさい」と言ってしま
う。お風呂に入るにも、自分の服の脱ぎ方
がわからない。ペペンのエサを人に食べさせ
てしまう......。クローシェの世界知らずぶりを
挙げると、枚挙にいとまがない。もっとも、本
当に世間を知らないばかりでは現実にうとく
なってしまうため、クローシェはたびたびお忍
びで市街に訪れている。警備の厳重な大鐘
堂のこと、見逃されている部分も多いだろう
が、クローシェのお忍びは大半がファンシー
ショップで費やされてしまうため、あまり彼女
の社会勉強には役立っていないようだ。

Saying things like [You shall Dive into me!] in the very center of a town, not knowing how to take off her own clothes even for taking a bath, trying to give a Pepencuit to a person... the things that show how ignorant Cloche is about the ways of the world are too many to be mentioned. Though naturally, although this is because she truly doesn't know about how things are in the real world, Cloche frequently has gone incognito to the city. The Grand Bell is very rigidly guarded, yet it has various spots that are easily overlooked by the guards, but because Cloche almost always uses this to go to the Fancy Shop to spend a lot of money, it doesn't help her in learning how society actually works.

◆Doesn't Want to Be Recognized by her Social Status

身分で人を見ることなかれ
 彼女は自分の罪をしっかり把握している。
自分が扇動する政策は、I.P.D.の発症をむ
しろ推進していること。そして、それによる犠
牲者があとを絶たないことを。
 これを自覚しているからこそ、公の場にお
いて、常に人々に優しくふるまうことができ
る。「自分は人々に生かされている御子であ
る」という気持ちを、胸に深く刻んでから民
衆と接するようにしているからだ。彼女は、
決して人を身分で見ない。
 クローシェはこのことを口にしないし、自分
で意識しているわけでもないが、こういった
気持ちは態度の端々に表れる。それが民衆
に伝わっているからこそ、クローシェは高い
人気を保っていられるのだろう。

Cloche is very self-conscious about all the sins she has committed. Because she herself incited for the approval of certain policies, or better said, for the implementation of the IPD outbreak increase plan. And because of that, the number of victims only kept increasing.
Because of being so self-aware about this, she is able to talk gently and normally to the people in public. Feelings such as [I am the Maiden that receives her life from the people] have been deeply engraved in her heart thanks to her interactions with the people. This is also why she doesn't want the people to look at her because of her social status.
Cloche has never said things like these, and while it doesn't mean that she herself is conscious of them, she frequently has an attitude that expresses that same kind of feelings. It can be guaranteed that she became so popular among the people by conveying these things to them.

ぬいぐるみがぎっしりと並べられた、大鐘堂にあ
るクローシェの私室。豪華ではあるが、ぬいぐる
み以外に彼女のプライベートを感じさせるものは
何ひとつない。娯楽要素が薄く、無味乾燥な御子
の日常を感じさせるようだ。

This is Cloche's private room within the Grand Bell Palace, practically filled with neatly ordered stuffed dolls. It's gorgeous, but aside of the dolls, there is nothing that makes it feel like it was her private room. There isn't almost anything that gives fun, so this also gives off the feeling of how boring and uninteresting are the typical days of a Maiden.

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◆Face in Public, Face in Private

公の顔、私の顔
 公の場で人に接するクローシェと、私的
な場で人に接するクローシェとは、あきら
かに別人だ。四六時中、人目を意識して
行動することが体に染み付いるクローシェ
にとって、感情を完全に殺して人に接する
ことは日常茶飯事となっている。ところが、
ひとたび私的な場で人に接する機会があ
ると、彼女の中にある本能的な「人を求め
る気持ち」が姿を現してしまう。もちろん、
彼女自身を無意識のうちに、抑制が利か
なくなってしまうのだ。だから、短気を起こ
して誰かを怒ったり、叩いたりしてしまう。
そしてそのたびに、彼女はひどく後悔する
ことになる。もっとも、これについて悩む
ときにも、悩むあまりに周囲の親しい人間
を蹴ってしまうわけだが。

The Cloche that talks with the people in public and the Cloche that talks with a person in private are very obviously different persons. Because she has become very conscious of the fact of her activities being all the time under the eyes of the people, she had to completely kill of her emotions whenever she interacted with them, which ended becoming an everyday occurrence.
However, if anyone ever has the chance of meeting her in private, that person would see her with her instinctive [feeling of seeking someone]. Of course, this is something that she does unconsciously, so she can't control it at all. Because of that, if someone gets on her bad side and makes her angry, she will insult or hit that person. And when that happens, she always ends regretting it afterwards. However, this also means that whenever she is worried or stressed about something, she ends releasing all of it on the closest friends she ever had.

夜に二人きりで会話するときのクローシェには、
演説する御子の面影はない。心を開いてから先は、
素直な彼女に接することができる。

When Cloche talks with Croix privately at night, there is not even a single trace of the people everyone calls the Maiden. After she opens her heart, you are even able of seeing her more honest side.

◆Love

 民衆のアイドルに彼氏がいるのは言語
道断。生まれてこのかた、クローシェには
浮いた話ひとつ出たことがない。もっとも、
友人すらいない彼女に「彼氏」がいるわけ
がないのだが。
 そんな筋金入りの箱入り娘であったクロ
ーシェが、一番身近にいる同年代の男子で
あるクロアに傾倒するのは自然の成り行き
だったといえるだろう。
 御子は大抵の場合、大鐘堂が見定めた
許嫁と結婚する。これまでの歴史でも、恋
愛結婚をする御子などいなかった。そもそ
も大鐘堂がそういう状況を恐れていたし、
見つかれば意図的に引き裂かれ、忘れさ
せられてしまう。恋そのものを知らずに嫁い
だ御子も少なくない。
 クローシェがクロアと出会い、恋するこ
とができたのは、この混沌として戦乱の世
だったことが幸いしていたわけだ。

It is ridiculous that Cloche, as the idol of the people, ends getting a boyfriend. Ever since she was born, there has never been even a single story of her falling in love with anyone. Of course, this is all because she never had a single friend in her life, let alone a [boyfriend].
However, despite Cloche being a very sheltered girl, she always admired how a certain boy of around her age, Croix always was doing his best efforts and continued improving as one of the Knights.
In the case of the Maiden, normally the Grand Bell itself takes care of finding a fiance for her and making sure that the Maiden ends married. However, to the present day, not even a single Maiden has ever married because of love. That is because the Grand Bell always feared that something like that could happen and if they discovered that the Maiden was in love, they forcefully separated them and forced her to forget her lover. There never was an actual Maiden that married knowing what love itself was. When Cloche met Croix, she was able to feel what love is, which was an small speck of happiness in this chaotic world of wars.

◆Loves the Fancy Shop

ファンシーショップ好き
 彼女には、かわいいモノに囲まれて暮ら
したいという強い願望がある。お忍びでフ
ァンシーショップに通うのはそのためだが、
情報意欲も強く、一般的な同年代の娘よ
りもグッズ情報に精通している。特に限定
品、プレセント品などに目がなく、手を尽く
して入手しているようだ。
 ただし、立場をわきまえているため、人目
がある場所では、非売品などを譲り受ける
機会があっても受け取らないことが多い。
もちろん彼女からすれば痛恨事であり、部
屋に帰ってから一人で深く後悔しているわ
けだが.....。
 ちなみにクローシェは無類のゲロッゴ好
きだが、類似品を異常に毛嫌いする傾向
がある。かわいいモノならなんでもいい、と
いうものではないようだ。好き嫌いがはっ
きりしているため、パスタリアのファンシー
ショップでは、しばしば店のラインナップに
口出しして煙たがられている。

She has a strong wish of living surrounded by cute things. While it's because of this that she is always going to the Fancy Shop in secret, it's also because of her wish for information, though it's more information on merchandising than on what the normal girls of her age do. This is especially true for limited edition items and she doesn't want to obtain any as a present: she wants to get all of them with her own hands.
However, she doesn't frequently have an opportunity to obtain items that aren't for sale, because she also bears in mind that she is in a place where anyone could easily recognize her. Of course, she feels regretful because of this, and she only feels even worse because she has to go back to her room all alone...
By the way, while Cloche's love for Gergo is unparalleled, she tends to strongly despise any articles that seem as imitations of it. Things that seem to be cute, and at the same time, that don't seem to be cute at all. Because of her distinct tastes, she frequently goes to the Pastalia Fancy Shop to do some window shopping in the current lineup of items.

パスタリアのファンシーショップは、クローシェの
お気に入りスポット。彼女の夢は「ファンシーショ
ップの店員」となっている。

The Pastalia Fancy Shop is Cloche's favorite place. Her dream ended being [becoming a Fancy Shop clerk].

◆Terror to the Collapse of Brands

ブランドの崩壊への恐怖
 クローシェ、御子、地位。ブランドに包
まれてきた彼女は、こういったブランド力を
失うことを恐れている。それが崩れることに
比べたら、他のどのような苦行にも耐えら
れるほどに。
 この傾向が顕著に出るのが、瑠珈が真
の御子であると言われた時だ。瑠珈が本
物、自分が偽者と言われたら、普通はそこ
で諦める。しかし彼女はずっと否定しつづ
けた。そして、自分がいかに御子として適
任か、自分が御子として認められる理由な
どを考え抜き、それを武器に瑠珈を傷つけ
てしまう。
 この裏側にあるものは、自分自身が自分
を御子として認めていないという恐怖感だ。
彼女の周囲には、彼女の自信を持たせてく
れる存在がいなかった。さらには、彼女の
背負っているプレッシャーの大きさが、根拠
もなく自分が御子でなかったときの責任の
大きさを想像させている。彼女はこうして、
自虐的なまでに自分の首を絞めるのだ。

Cloche has the position of the Maiden, and because she has enshrouded herself into that idea, she has come to fear the possibility of losing the power that this gives to her. The collapse of her position has become something that could be compared to any kind of penance. The most obvious moment in which this tendency showed itself was when Luca was discovered to be the true Maiden. Luca was the true one, while she was being called an imposter, which would have made any normal person abandon the position at once. However, she always continued denying this fact, and also, thoughts like the reasons for which she would be recognized as the Maiden, such as if she was capable enough to continue having this position, ended becoming the weapons she used to harm Luca. The underside of all of this was that she herself was terrified of not being recognized as the Maiden. There was no one around her that could help her keep her confidence, and furthermore, despite the huge size of the pressure she was carrying over her shoulders, she also began imagining how that pressure would turn out be if she was no more than a false Maiden. Thus, this marked the start of her masochistic tendencies, to the point in which she wanted to strangle herself.

[Image]

強くておおらかな所に惹かれたのかもしれない。
It might have been your strength and calmness that which captured my heart.

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Written Episode 2: A Day Off in Pastalia ~Cloche and Pepena~

書きおろしエピソード2
パスタリア休日 ~クローシェとペペナ~

ぬいぐるみならゲロッゴ、動物ならペペン。かわいいモノが大好きなクローシェ
の、幼い頃の宝物でような記憶。
それは、生まれて初めて1人で「お忍び」に繰り出したクローシェと、かわいい外
見ながら口が悪いペペナによる大冒険だった。

If it's about stuffed dolls, then it's Gergo, and if it's animals, then it's Pepen. There is a memory that Cloche, who likes so much cute things, keeps as a treasure from her childhood. That is, when she went out in [secret] from the Grand Bell Palace for the very first time, she had a great adventure thanks to the cute-looking, yet foul-mouthed Pepena.

 それは私がまだ9佐井だった頃。初めての「お忍び」を
した日。私とペペナは出逢った。出逢った瞬間私は、そ
の愛らしさに夢中になって見入ってしまっていた。これ
が世に言う恋なのかしら......! などと、我ながらバカ
なことを考えていたけど、それが思いも寄らない大冒
険に繋がる事になるなんて、その時は思っても見なか
ったわ。事件はその後すぐに起こったもの。
「......ペ...ン......」
「え!?」
 なんと、そのかわいい動物、ペペンが突然倒れてしま
ったのよ!
「た、たいへん!」
 自分の可愛いダーリンが怪我でもしたら大変!
 そう思い私はすかさず駆け寄ったけど、常識知らずな
私のこと、どうしたらいいかわからない。
「だ、大丈夫!? どうしたの??」
「おーおー、誰か来たペン。......腹減ったペン......何か
よこせペン......」
「......」
 私は唖然とした。同時に一瞬にして恋は枯れた花の
ように落ちた。何て口の悪い動物!!
 「ちょっと貴方! 人に食べ物を恵んでもらうのに、よ
こせって......!」
「な、何でもいいから......もう死にそうペン......」
「.......」
 私は仕方なく、こっそり持ち出したおやつのビスケッ
トをペペンにあげたの。ペペンは一瞬にして全部平ら
げ、そしてぴょんと立つと、ぷは一と息を吐き、私の方
を見てこう言ったわ。
「さよならペン」
「ちょっと待ちなさい!!」
「ぐへっ......」
 私はとっさに襟巻きを掴まえていた。だって、あまり
に失礼すぎるじゃない!
 「貴方! 人から施しを受けておいてその態度は何な
の!? 何かをしてもらったら、お礼を言うのが常識でし
ょう!?」
「おれいペン?」
 「お礼も知らないの......? 何て不謹慎な生き物!!
メタ・ファルスの生物としてあるまじき事です! 貴方、
名前は!?」
「ペペナ.....ペン......」
「そう、私はクローシェよ。それじゃペペナ! 仕方あ
りません。これから私が自ら直々に、基本的なマナーを
一通り教えてあげます。ついてらっしゃい!」
「......ペン?」
 こうしてペペナと私の大冒険が幕を開けた。
 私はペペナを連れて街の散策をし始めたわ。でも、
常識知らずという点では私もペペナもさほど変わらな
かった。私はちょっと御子に乗りすぎた事に後悔せざる
を得なかった。なぜならペペナの質問が、これほどまで
に容赦ないとは思わなかったから......。
「あの"おおるりだし"って書いてある布は何だペン?」
 「あ、あれは......みんなが手を洗った後に拭くための
布よ」
 「あそこに書いてある"鶴屋"ってのは読むペン?」
 「あ、あれは......は、ハトヤ! ハトヤって読むのよ!」
幸いペペナは本当に無知だったから、それを利用して
私は適当なことを教えまくった。そんな私にペペナは素
直に感心していた。私はだんだん楽しくなってきて、街
中をペペナと一緒に探険した。一人と一羽(?)は時間
が経つのも忘れて遊びまくったわ。大通りから路地へ、
そして滝の見える断崖......すべてが新鮮だった私は、
身体がヘトヘトになってもまだ遊び足りなかった。そし
て私は、自分のお腹にせかされて、時が経ったことを知
らされる事になったの。そう、私は朝から何も食べてい
なかったのだから。
 「あーあ、お腹空いたわね。貴方が私のお昼全部食べ
ちゃったから」
「仕方ないペン。死ぬよりマシペン」
「お腹で今度は私が死にかけてるんだけど」
「気合いで乗り切るペン」
「......」
「あ! あそこに食べ物があるペン! ミーもおなかす
いたぺン!」
「ダメよ! あれはすぐには食べられないの。"おかいも
の"をしないといけられないんだから! 本当に何も知らな
いのね」
 「おかいものペン? ならばおかいものをすればいい
ペン」
 突然ペペナに振られてビクッとなった。これはさすが
にインチキには通用しない。
「そ、そんな簡単に言わないでちょうだい!」
「......もしかして、おかいもののやり方、しらないペ
ン?」
「そんな事あるわけないんじゃない! いいこと! 今か
らお買い物してくるから、ここで見てらっしゃい!」
 昔からの悪い癖ね。つい見栄を張って豪語してしまう
私......。
 正直知らないことは無かったけど、自分でお買い物を
するのは初めてだった。私はドキドキしながら、でも威
厳を損なわないように威風堂々と露店へと向かったわ。
そして美味しそうなイチゴのカラメルとケッキ、あと
人形のような団子を手にとってお店のおじさんに持って
いったの。
 「これでおいくらかしら?」
 「30万リーフ!」
 駄菓子屋のおじさんはニコニコしながら言った。......
意外と高いのね、と思いながらも、ここで慌てたら格好
悪い 。私は堂々としながら、普段宮殿内で使っている小
切手帳に300000と書いておじさんに渡したの。
 「これでいいかしら? それでは、ごきげんよう」
 おじさんはしばらくポカーンとその紙を見ていたけ
ど、すぐに本物の小切手だと分かり、焦って追いかけ
きたわ。
 「ちょ、ちょっと待って! 本当に30リーフ出すヤツが
あるかよ! 冗談だよ! 冗談! 30リーフだってば」
 私は意味が分からなくて、何故そんな悪質な嘘をつ
くのかを延々問いただし続けた。おじさんにしてみれば
いい迷惑だったわよね。でも当時の私にはそれが一般
市民の子供に広く浸透している冗談の一つなんて知る
よりも無かったんだから。
 そしてペペナと一緒にペンチに座って食べたの。何
故か一番安いお団子が一番美味しくて、他は全部ペペ
ナにあげて、そればかり食べていた。ペペナは一通り平
らげた後にこう言ったわ。
 「ふー、食った食ったペン。こういうときは、何て言え
ばいいペン?」
 「ありがとう、って言うのよ」
 「ありがとうペン」
 なんだかちょっと嬉しかった。ペペナが無邪気に喜ん
でいる姿を見ながら、ドキドキしたけど頑張ってお買い
物した甲斐があったな......って思っていた。思えば今日
一日、ペペナと一緒に思いっきりはしゃぎ回った。これ
ほど無邪気にはしゃいだのは初めてかも知れない。こ
んな伸び伸びとした1日を過ごせたのは、ペペナのお腹
だと、その時素直に感じることができた。だって、自分
との間に線を引かずに、私自身もワガママ放題で誰か
と遊んだのって、この日が初めてだったのだから。
 でも、そんな素敵な一日にも終わりは訪れる。そう、
私はオシノビの身、日が沈む前に大鐘堂に帰らなけれ
ば、大変なことにあるのだった。
 「ペペナ......」
 大鐘堂に連れて帰りたかった。もし一緒に生活でき
たらどんなに楽しいか。でもそんなことをして見つか
ったら、きっとペペナは連れて行かれてしまう。この時
初めて「お別れ」という言葉が現実味を帯びてきた。私は
泣きたいのを我慢して、ペペナに言ったわ。
 「私もう......帰らなくちゃ......」
 「ペン?」
 ペペナはよくわからなそうな顔をしていた。その無邪
気さがけって私を辛くした。
 「それじゃあね......。バイバイ!」
 私は目を瞑って駆けだした。別にペペナが追いかけ
てくるわけでもない。ただそうしないと、自分がもう帰
りたくなくなってしまうから。
 「クローシェ! ありがとうペン!」
 背後からそんな声が聞こえてきた。その時私は大粒
の涙を流していた。次にオシノビをするときに、また会
えるよ! と自分に言い聞かせながら。

 私の中の小さい頃の記憶。数少ない幸せな思い出の
中でも、一際輝いている思い出のひとつ。ペペナとは
それっきり、もう違うことはなかった。だけど、この小さ
な冒険は、私に色々なことを教えてくれた。あの時の私
は言えなかったけど、今逢ったら言いたい言葉が一つあ
るの。それは......
 「ありがとう、ペペナ!」

This happened when I was around nine years old. It was the day in which I left the Grand Bell Palace in secret for the first time, and in which I met Pepena. When I met her, I seemed to be as if I was entering into a dream because of her loveliness. "Could it be what everyone calls love...!?" is what I thought them, though if I may say it myself, I only thought about very stupid things back then, and this somehow ended turning into an unexpectedly great adventure, which I never bothered to think about back then. All these events simply began with this:
[...Pen...]
[Huh!?]
For some reason, one of these cute creatures, a Pepen, abruptly collapsed in front of me!
[T-this is terrible!]
As terrible as if one of my cute darlings had received damage! Thinking like that, I ran over the creature to see what happened to it. However, since I lacked common knowledge about this, I was unsure about what I could do to help it.
[A-are you okay!? What happened to you?]
[Ah...ahh, someone came, pen. I'm so hungry, pen... feed me something, pen...
]
[...]
I was dumbfounded. But at the same time, I had felt as if my love had fallen down like the petals of a withered flower. How inexcusably rude this animal was!!
[Wait a moment! How do you dare to ask anyone to give you food in such a rude manner...!]
[I d-don't care about it... I'm gonna die anyway, pen...]
[...]
I didn't have other choice. I took out the biscuits I had took with me from the palace in secret, and fed them to the Pepen. The Pepen seemed to be completely suppressed in an instant, and the next second, it stood up with a "pyon", and after releasing a sigh, it turned its face to look at me.
Then it said...
[Goodbye, pen.]
[Wait just a minute!!]
[Ugh...]
I immediately caught it with my scarf. This was simply beyond the level of rudeness I could stand!
[You! Don't you know what you should do for someone that gave charity to you? Is it not common sense to say some words of gratitude for the person that gave you something you needed!?]
[Gratitude, pen?]
[Don't you know what gratitude is...? What an imprudent creature you are!! You are so unbecoming for one of the creatures that live upon Metafalss! What is your name!?]
[Pepena... pen...]
[Very well, I am Cloche. Then, Pepena, I don't have any other choice! Starting now, I will straighten your behavior, and teach you about the basic manners. Now come with me!]
[...Pen?]
And thus, the curtain to the great adventure that I and Pepena had was opened. I took Pepena with me, and we started taking a stroll through the city. However, this didn't change the fact that both me and Pepena lacked common knowledge. I didn't have any regrets afterwards for abusing a little of my power as the Maiden, because I didn't think that Pepena would come to me with such a number of questions...
[Why there are letters spelling "Blue Flower" written in that cloth, pen?]
[That, that is... because that is a cloth that everyone uses to dry their hands after washing them]
[And that written in that sign is read as "Tsuruya", pen?]
[That, that is... Hatoya! That sign reads Hatoya!]
Fortunately, I could come up with suitable things to teach to Pepena because she was really ignorant. I admired how Pepena was so honest, and I slowly came to have fun as well, and we went together exploring the city. I even forgot how the time continued passing on while us, one person and one bird (?), continued playing. From the main street to the alleys, then to the cliff for viewing the waterfalls... everything was new to me, and no matter how tired I got, I felt I still hadn't played enough to satisfy myself. And eventually, when I began getting hungry, I became aware again of how much time had passed. Yes, I didn't eat anything since I left the palace during the morning of that day.
[Ah, I am hungry. And I already gave you everything I had to eat this morning]
[I couldn't be helped, pen. I'd have died if it wasn't for you, pen]
[Though it seems I will die now from hunger]
[Then overcome it with your spirit, pen]
[...]
[Ah! There's food over there, pen! Me is hungry too, pen!]
[Stop now! These are things that we cannot eat. Don't you know that these things have to be "bought" first!? You really don't know anything]
[Have to be bought, pen? Then, it'll be okay if we go and pick one up, pen]
I felt as if I had suddenly gotten thrown aside by Pepena. I wasn't going to allow myself to be used for treachery.
[D-don't say such things as if they weren't anything!]
[...Maybe you don't know how things are bought, right, pen?]
[It doesn't mean I don't know about that! Enough already! I will go and buy one right away, so just stand there and watch!]
That is a bad habit I had since a long time ago. That I am always showing off too much, and saying things so big that they will only put me in trouble later on...
Honestly, it isn't that I didn't know how it was done, but it was the first time I was buying something by myself. I was very nervous, but still, I didn't allow that to damage my presence, and walking in a majestic form, I headed to the street stall. There were many strawberry candies and cakes that seemed to be very delicious, and the man that seemed to be the clerk had some dumpling in his hands that seemed to be some kind of dolls.
[How much for this one?]
[300000 Leaf!]
That is what the man of that small candy store said as he smiled.
I felt very awkward as I thought that the price was unexpectedly expensive.
I simply did what I always did in the palace: I took out a check, and after the sum of 300000 Leaf in it, I gave it to the man.
[Will this be enough? Well then, have a nice day]
The man stood there with his mouth completely opened as he gazed at the piece of paper, and once he understood that it was a truly valid check, he seemed to become somewhat crazy.
[W-wait a moment! That kid actually bought that 300000 Leaf candy! It must be a joke! A joke! No kid could ever have so much money!]
I didn't understand what that meant and continued always questioning why that man considered it to be such an evil joke. It seems that it only caused problems to that man. But at the time, I was completely unaware that between the children of the normal people it was very widespread to make jokes of that sort.
Then, me and Pepena went and sat down on a bench to eat. For some reason, it seemed that the cheapest candies also were the tastiest ones, and I gave the others to Pepena, so she also ate a lot. She seemed to be trying to talk at the same time as she talked.
[Hmm, I'm full, I'm full, pen. What do you say after eating, when someone has given food to you, pen?]
[You say "thank you"]
[Thank you, pen]
Somehow, that made me a little happier. While looking at the face of innocent happiness that Pepena had, I thought... that the effort I made for buying these candies in spite of my nervousness really had an effect. Now I thought about it, I had noticed that I had been playing with Pepena all the day without even noticing it. I might have been the very first time I was in such a good mood, and acting so innocently. I was able to feel that I was able to spend an entire day in such a carefree manner thanks to Pepena's stomach, because this was the first day I could play with other person as much as I myself wanted, without anyone forcing us to separate.
However, this wonderful day had to come to an end soon. Yes, if I didn't get back to the Grand Bell Palace in secret, before the sun disappeared from the horizon, I would be in great trouble.
[Pepena...]
I wanted her to accompany me to the Grand Bell Hall. Maybe we would have been able to continue having a lot of fun as we lived if that happened... but thinking it again, if Pepena was found, they would surely have taken her away. This was also the first time I felt what the meaning of the word [parting] was. While trying the hardest I could to no cry, I told this to Pepena.
[I have... to go back now...]
[Pen?]
Pepena showed me a face that made me understand that she didn't know well what I was talking about. This time, her innocence only made the parting much harder than it was supposed to be.
[Okay then... bye-bye!]
I closed my eyes, and then began running as fast as I could. Pepena definitively didn't follow me. It was okay, because I didn't want to return here for the time being.
[Cloche! Thank you!]
I heard her voice saying these words behind me. At that moment, I felt how huge teardrops fell from my eyes and flowed through my face, as I heard myself thinking that "Next time I can sneak off, we will meet again!"

That is the childhood memory I have prized the most. Even within the few memories of happiness I have, this is the one that shines the brightest. And I am sure that it shouldn't be any different for Pepena. However, thanks to that small adventure, I was able to learn about many things. I was unable to tell Pepena these words at that time, but if I could meet again with her, there is only one thing I truly wish to tell her. That is...
[Thank you, Pepena!]

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Costumes

コスチューム

Metamole Committee President (Metamorole Model)

メタモル委員長
学業優秀、品行方正、素行優良。教
師からも生徒からも信望を集める学
園一の優等生。それは、メタ・ファル
スのすべての民の視線を受ける、御
子の日常そのままと言っていい。

Excels at school, has an irreproachable conduct, and a fine behavior. The single most honored student at school, who gathers the confidence and popularity from teachers and students alike. It could be said too that this is how Cloche unconsciously feels the eyes of everyone in Metafalss over herself every day, as the Maiden.

Love-Colored Fields of Fortune (Summer Love)

愛染吉野
花火に出かけるときの浴衣姿だ。内
に秘めた恋心、公衆の面前でデート
もできない場合。恋愛にうといクロ
ーシェではあったが、深層心理下で
はオープンな愛情が隠れていた。

This is the kind of yukata that you would see whenever everyone goes out to watch the fireworks. She conceals her love within herself, because she is in a situation in which she can't admit she is going out in a date. While Cloche was uninterested in love, she always had an open liking of it concealed in the deepest areas of her psyche.

Modern Girl Style (Olmodern Style)

モガスタイル
伝統だけを守り、現状を打破できな
かった大鐘食堂。その店員として身
に着けていたのがこの袴だ。これま
で大切にしてきたものを自ら破壊す
る、「勇気」を象徴している。

The Grand Bell Dining Hall, which was unable to admit defeat, and stuck to its traditions. This is the hakama that she wore as a store clerk of said restaurant. This represents a part of Cloche that she used to treasure very much until recent times, in which she herself broke it up, and it's the symbol of her own [courage].

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Fluffuria

ふわりあ
クローシェにとって、もっとも
プライベートな姿がパジャマ
だ。毅然とした態度が必要ない
リラックスした場合では、彼女
はこういったかわいらしい服を
好んでいる。

To Cloche, this is the pajama-like clothes that she wears only in private. In the situations where she has only to relax, and doesn't have to show her strong side, she likes a lot wearing cute-looking clothes.

Armageddon

ハルマゲドン
いつも緊張を強いられて日々を
送っているクローシェのなかに
くすぶる、破滅願望の象徴。悪
魔の姿をしてはいるが、その内
面はナイーヴで、むしろ心の弱
さを感じさせる。

This is the symbol of the wishes for self-destruction that have been smoldered within Cloche, because of the great tension that these stressful days have given to her. She might have a demon shape, but she actually is rather naive, and as a better way to say it, it gives off the feeling that she has a pretty weak heart.

Victim Pain

ヴィクティムペイン
自虐心を象徴する、拘束具でみ
ずから身動きがとれない状況に
追い込んだ姿。瑠珈のアサルト
ペインが加虐的だったのに対
し、象徴する性格も服装もちょ
うど対になっている。

It symbolizes Cloche's masochistic part, and because of that, it has taken the shape in which it has various mechanisms that make her unable to move well by herself. It's the complete opposite to Luca's Assault Pain, which represented a sadistic part, which also symbolizes how markedly opposing are their garments and personalities.

Pretty Viole

プリティヴィオール
瑠珈のプリティチェリーとおそ
ろいのユニフォーム。瑠珈がピ
ンクだったのに対し、クローシ
ェはバイオレットとなっている。
正儀の味方のイメージがあるコ
スチュームだ。

This is the uniform that matches with Luca's Pretty Cherry costume. In contrast to Luca's pink costume, Cloche has a violet one. Both of them are costumes that give off the image of a defender of justice.

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Whiteris

ホワイティリス
クロアに心の中のすべてを見せ、自分
自身のすべての人格を受け入れたク
ローシェ。純白のウェディングドレスが
象徴するのは「私」。本当の意味で、彼
女は自分を受け入れた。

This is the Cloche that has shown Croix everything that she has on her mind, and that has accepted all of her personas. The pure white wedding dress symbolizes the [Me] of Cloche. This actually means that she herself has completely accepted everything about herself.

Pepena

ペペナ
かわいいものが好きなだけに、かぶり
ものでも問題なし? これはフレリア
のコスモスフィアをクリアしたときの
ボーナスコスチュームにあたる、イン
パクト抜群の着ぐるみだ。

There is no problem with her just liking cute things, or taking them to be one of the main pieces of her mind? This is one of the bonus costumes that can be received upon clearing Frelia's Cosmosphere, and it's a mascot costume that has quite a lot of impact.

Bath Towel

バスタオル姿
デュアルストール時の入浴姿。クロー
シェは瑠珈と違い、詩魔法でバスタオ
ルを紡げないため、この姿で戦うこと
はない。スタイル抜群のクローシェで
はあるが、さすがにこの格好のままで
戦う気はないだろう。

This is the aspect Cloche has whenever she enters into a bath at the time of a Dualstall. In contrast to Luca's bath towel, because Cloche's doesn't create a Bath Towel through her Song Magic, she cannot battle wearing it. While it has quite a lot of Cloche's style, it doesn't mean that she would like fighting in it.

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[Image]

凪良's
Column

Nagi's
Column

けして見てはいけない
クローシェ様の秘密...

This is the biggest secret of Lady Cloche,
that no one should ever see...

クローシェ様...微妙です...
Lady Cloche... how shameful...

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Cosmosphere

コスモスフィア
 世界知らずであまり擦れていないクロ
ーシェは、瑠珈や蛇刳ほど表面上の自分を偽
らない。そのためが、彼女のコスモスフィア
は体裁を整えているような部分は少なく、
「押し隠していた部分の発露」が強調されて
いる。その多くは御子としてのプレッシャー
からの解放を願う思いだが、反面、「自分を
理解してほしい」と願う気持ちの現れでもあ
った。ただし、彼女がどんなに人を受け入れ
る気持ちになったとしても、彼女が作る壁も
おいそれとは崩せない。それは、彼女自身
が人付き合いの経験に乏しいことによる、人
を受け入れることの恐怖感に起因している。

Because of not knowing much about the side outside world, and not being in direct contact with the people most of time, Cloche, similarly to Luca or Jakuri, seems to not lie at all, at least on the surface. Because of that, there are few parts in her Cosmosphere that are actually arranged in a normal way, and it emphasizes more [the manifestation of concealed parts] of her. While many of these concealed parts are her feelings of wishing to be released from the pressure she has as the Maiden, on the other hand, there also feelings of wishing [to be understood by everyone]. However, no matter what kind of person ends accepting her feelings, Cloche has made a great number of walls within her mind, and these are of the ones that can't be broken in an instant. This is because of the scarce social contact she had during her life, which is also the cause of her terror of accepting anyone within her mind.

[Images]

いやっ...やだ...見ないで!
No... don't... don't look at me!

まだまだ、これからが本番よ!
I haven't finished yet, the true show starts now!

私...貴方に私の全てを見せたのね...
I... I have showed you everything about me, huh...?

鎖に繋がれてるクロアちゃん...すごくかわいい...
You look so cute when you are tied by these chains... my little Croix...

ちょっと、離しなさい!何するのよ!!
Wait, let me go now! What are you doing!?

やっと...やっとクローシェに戻れるよう...
At last... at last I'll return to Cloche...

Deep Psyche

深層心理
 クローシェの心の奥底には、御子になる
前、大鐘堂のI.P.D.ラボに監禁されていた
時代の強烈なトラウマがある。1人でいると
その頃の恐怖感が噴出し、他者への病的な
依存傾向が生まれるのだ。これは御子にな
ってからの長年の孤独感によって、より強固
なものとなっている。初めて心を許せる存在
ができた彼女は、本心ではもっとかまってほ
しい。自分を見てほしい。その表現として、
瑠珈とは正反対の、異常なまでの被虐精神
が形成されていた。「何でもするからひとり
にしないで」という思考は、プライドの高い
彼女との間に強烈なギャップを感じさせる。
 また、彼女の心象世界は暗い。明けない
夜を暗示するような世界は、彼女の自信の
なさと、誰も自分を救ってくれないと思って
いる孤独感の象徴といえる。

The deepest areas of Cloche's mind were inflicted a severe trauma because of the horrible days in which she was confined in the IPD Labs of the Grand Bell, prior to becoming the Maiden. This erupted back then as a great fear to being alone, and was also the reason why she developed such an abnormal dependence upon others. Because of the feelings of solitude she had during the many years that passed after becoming the Maiden, these feelings of dependence have only intensified further. She always wished to meet a person to which she could allow herself to show all of her true feelings. She wanted to look at herself too. And the thing that ended representing that was that her mind ended forming under an abnormally masochistic approach, the direct opposite of Luca's. Also, thoughts such [Do whatever you want to me, but please, don't leave alone] also give off the feelings of a great gap because of her high level of pride. Still, the world the impression you get from her world is that it's a dark place. A world that seems to suggest a night without a dawn, which is the symbolization of her feelings of solitude, from which she thinks that no one can rescue her and that also symbolizes her lack of self-confidence.

Lv. 1 The Night of the Illuminator (Lamplit Nights)

灯しビトの夜
 入口の時点から完全な闇の世界が展開され
る。これはクローシェが、表面的にも深層心理
的にも、誰にも心の中を見せたくないという拒
絶そのものだ。この暗闇を明るく照らすため、
火種を探していたクロアは、世界を照らすため
の「灯火」が牢屋に閉じこめられているのを発
見。堅牢な格子に捕らわれた「灯火」の前でク
ロアを助けたのは、謎の少女・アリスだった。

Right from the entrance point you can see a completely dark world spreading before your eyes. This is the representation, both superficially and deeply, of Cloche herself rejecting the very idea of anyone seeing inside her mind. To illuminate this darkness, Croix had to search for an ember, which he then discovered that it was the [lamp] to illuminate this world, which was locked away inside a jail. The one that helped Croix to free the [lamp] from the solid bars that had it imprisoned was a mysterious girl called Alice.


Lv. 2 Like an Invitation to Youth (Attraction of Youth)

マネキ青春ノゴトシ
 クローシェの勤める食堂・大鐘食堂と瑠珈の
勤める洋食屋・神聖モダン亭は、小さな街で客
を取り合い、店の進退をかけて対決することに
なる。だが、大鐘食堂のオーナーで、従来の伝
統を重んじるアルフマンと、新しいものをとり
入れようとするクローシェは意見が対立。伝統
に縛られていたクローシェは、絶対的なオーナ
ーに対して初めて自分の意見を通す。

The restaurant for which Cloche worked, the Grand Bell Dining Hall, and the western restaurant for which Luca worked, the Sacred Modern Restaurant, were both establishments that struggled to have customers in this small city, until it became necessary for both restaurants to go into a showdown that would decide their destinies. However, the owner of the Grand Bell Dining Hall, the traditionalist Alfman, was completely against the ideas that Cloche had of adding new dishes to the menu. Tired of being tied to these traditions, Cloche then defied the absolute traditions of the owner, and made her own opinion go through for the first time.

Lv. 3 Collapsed!?

ホウラク!?
 コスモスフィア第3階層は、きれいさっぱり
何も無い空間、本来この階層にあったものは、
クローシェ自身が消去してしまうほどの辛い記
憶たちだ。幼くして御子となり、アルフマンの
言いなりだった時期が記憶の断片として登場す
る。記憶が抜け落ちた無の空間から、ダイバー
が得られる情報はなにもない。ただ、黒髪の
謎の少女・アリスの姿だけが印象に残る。

The third stratum of the Cosmosphere was no more than a completely empty space, because Cloche herself had erased all of her most bitter memories, which were what made this stratum itself. The only things that appeared in this level were dim fragments of her memories when she became the Maiden at a young age, and when Alfman was saying something to her. Because all of the memories disappeared into the nothingness, there is no information that the Diver can learn about her here. Still, the impression of the mysterious dark-haired girl, Alice, still remained here.

Lv. 4 An Screaming Honor Student (Honor Student Scream)

叫ぶ優等生
 学園中に一目置かれる優等生、緑野麗珠。
麗珠は成績は優秀でスポーツも万能の委員長
だ。誰もが賞賛する才媛ぶりは、まさに現実で
の御子としての立ち居振る舞いが要求されて
いるクローシェそのものを表している。だが
本当はファンシーショップが好きだったり、ハ
チャメチャなこともしてみたい、という願望が
ライブの場面で爆発する。

An honor student that is recognized as the best one in the school, Midorino Reisu. Reisu is the committee president of the school, has the best grades, and excels in all sports. Everyone praises her as a talented girl, which is a representation of the kind of praise that Cloche seeks in the real world as the Maiden. However, her liking of the Fancy Shop, which would seem like something nonsensical for someone of her position, is also one of her biggest wishes, which ended manifesting as an explosion during her live acting.

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Lv. 5 Promenade of a Ravine (Loopholed Stroll)

はざまの散歩道
 クローシェも女の子なのだから、夏祭りに彼
氏と浴衣でデートをしたいという願望があるの
は当然だ。ただ長年、御子として生活してきた
クローシェは、素直に自分の気持ちを表現でき
ない。それでもデートはしたい......というねじ
れた愛情が、クロアに首輪を着けて連れ歩くと
いう大胆な主従プレイヘと発展。対等な立場
で付き合うのには、いささか抵抗があるようだ。

Because Cloche is also a girl, it was natural that she wished to go to the summer festival dressed in a yukata to have a date with a boy. Still, because of living so much time as the Maiden, she was unable to honestly express her feelings. Yet still she wanted to go in that date... a twisted kind of love, which ended developing as a daring game of master and servant in which she put a collar with leash on Croix, and dragged him around the festival. It could be seen as an equivalent to Cloche being reluctant to anyone seeing her in company of other person.

Lv. 6 Drainage of Prejudice and Shame (Shame, Envy, Water)

恥僻放水
 目隠しをして、手足を縛られ、瑠珈にいいよ
うにいたぶられるクローシェ。それでいて、瑠
珈への病的な依存をやめられない。この階層
のクローシェは、真の御子が瑠珈であると知っ
たことで、すべてを失うことを恐れる姿だ。何
をされてもいいから、自分から離れないでほし
いという狂気的な被虐精神。もっとも屈辱的
な状況で、クローシェは演説台に立たされる。

Cloche being tormented by Luca, having her eyes covered, and her hands and feet bind, and despite all of that, being absurdly dependent on Luca. The Cloche in this stratum is the form that fears losing everything after it became known that Luca was the true Maiden. Because of having such an insanely masochistic mind, she doesn't have any wishes of leaving Luca, no matter what she does to her, of which the most humiliating situation of all was forcing Cloche to stand up in the speech podium in this way.

Lv. 6-R Shared Mind Frequency (Shared Frequency)

共心周波数
 前回のパラダイムシフトは、クローシェが心
を開いたわけではなく強制的に行われたもの
だった。それは瑠珈という真の御子の登場で
生まれた、本来、存在しないはずの改階層だった
からだ。劣等感を抱え、存在意義を見失ったク
ローシェは消滅願望を抱くようになってしまう。
クロアは謎の黒髪の少女・アリスとともにパラ
ダイムシフトをすることになった。

The Paradigm Shift of the previous stratum wasn't caused because Cloche had opened her heart, but more like because she forced herself to have it. This was what created the scenario of Luca being called the true Maiden, which originally is no more than a modified stratum that isn't supposed to even exist. Enshrouded in her inferiority complex, and having lost sight of the meaning of her life, Cloche was enshrouded by her wishes of self-destruction, and annihilated herself. Because of this, Croix had to perform the Paradigm Shift together with the mysterious dark-haired girl, Alice.

Lv. 7 The Day in Which the Black Flower Blooms (A Black Flower Day)

黒いお花が咲く日
 破滅願望を巨大に育てたクローシェは、自ら
の人格を崩壊させようとしていた。クロアは絶
望と希望の狭間で揺れるクローシェを、何とか
元の状態に戻そうと奮戦する。これで心が通
じ、2人でともに生きていくことを約束しよう
とした2人、しかしそのとき、またもや黒髪の
少女・アリスが登場。それを見たクローシェは、
なぜか大きく取り乱すことになる。

The great amount of wishes for self-destruction that Cloche had brought up had annihilated all of her other personas. Croix had to sway Cloche through the gap between hope and despair, and had to fight very hard to somehow return her to her normal self. With this, their hearts finally connected, and were ready to promise to live all of their lives together, but at that moment, the dark-haired girl, Alice, appeared once again. When Cloche saw her, for some reason she was greatly frightened.

Lv. 8 RESET

 クローシェの中に現れる少女・アリスは、ク
ローシェが過去に体験したつらい記憶や境遇
を切り離すために形成された別の人格だった。
より深層にダイブしたことによって、そのトラ
ウマと向き合ったクローシェは、見事に過去の
自分を受け入れることに成功する。それをきっ
かけに、クローシェの過去の記憶が甦っていき、
瑠珈と姉妹であることを思い出した。

The girl that appeared within Cloche's mind, Alice, was actually a personality of hers that was formed out from all the bitter memories and environments that Cloche had experienced in the past, and that she cut off from herself. Having chosen to Dive into this deep level, Cloche then faced her traumas, and successfully completed the praiseworthy act of accepting them herself. Thanks to this, the memories that Cloche had of the past were revived, and remembered how she and Luca were sisters.

Lv. 9 Embracing all the Love (Embracing All Love)

全ての愛抱きしめて
 自分の殼に閉じこもり、過去の自分を否定
してきたこれまでのクローシェ。しかし、これ
までの階層で出会ったクローシェは、紛れもな
くクローシェ自身の一部であり、現在の自分を
形作る重要なファクターであった。それらのす
べての要素を受け入れながら、「完了の儀式」
へ向かうクロアとクローシェ。クローシェは、
自分のすべての人格に感謝の言葉を伝えた。

Until now, Cloche had confined herself into her own shell, and denied her past self. However, once you met her in this stratum, you find a part of Cloche herself that isn't confused at all, who is formed by all of the factors that make her a person. And while accepting all of the parts that make her up, she heads with Croix towards the [Completion Ceremony]. Cloche also gave to all her personas some words of gratitude for making her who she is.

Alice

アリス
クローシェのコスモスフィアにたびた
び登場し、重要な役割を担少女。
クローシェのつらい過去を象徴する。

This is the girl that frequently appears in Cloche's Cosmosphere, who was assigned a very important role. She is the symbol of the rough past that Cloche had.

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Jakuri

Jakuri (CV: 宮崎 羽衣)
Jakuri (CV: Miyazaki Ui)
蛇刳(ジャクリ)[Mule_Teiwaz_Artonelico]

Jakuri [Mir_Teiwaz_Artonelico]

古代文明のロボットに搭乗し、クロアたちの行く先々で暗躍する謎多を
存在。大鐘堂のアルフマン総統の直属で、Dr.ラウドネスと共に行動す
る。インストールポイントはへその下、下腹部のあたりにある。

A mysterious person that is always riding a robot from an ancient civilization and that always seems to be two steps in front of Croix and his companions. She is a direct subordinate of Alfman, from the Grand Bell Hall, and commonly works alongside Dr. Loude. Her Install Port is located under her navel, in the lower part of her abdomen.

Profile

性別:女性                        好き:寝ること、妄想
年齢:15歳相当                    嫌い:面倒さいことく                    
身長:153cm                      夢:ホットパン食べ放題                                     
体重:34kg                       趣味:脚本を書くこと                                       
サイズ:71ー51ー75                 座右の銘:人間はキライ                            
出身:ソル・シエールのバイナリ情報野   
職業:特になし                                               


Gender: Female                                  Likes: Sleeping, Having Delusions
Age: Looks 15                                   Dislikes: Bothersome Things      
Height: 1,53 M                                  Dream: Eating as many Hotpan as she can
Weight: 34 KG                                   Hobby: Writing Scripts                 
Measurements: 71-51-75                          Motto: I HATE humans.
Birthplace: Binary Information Field of Sol Ciel    
Occupation: None in Particular

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設定ラフ画
Setting Drafts

[Image]

初期稿
Original Designs

デザイン変更しました
Modifications in the Design

Director's Voice

凪良さんにお任せしたデザインなんですが、最初のこのデザインの良さがわ
からなくって(笑)。でも、社内で聞いてもわったら、若いスタッフの評価が
すごく高かったんです。それで、行ける!っていう自信がつきました。

Her design was one I entrusted to Nagi-san, but I didn't that this design would be so good from the start (laughs). However, from what I heard from within the company, this design was very high valued by the younger members of the staff. Because of that, I chose to press on highly confident, as I said "Let's go!"

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Facts about the Heroine

ヒロイン考察

Life Timeline

年代                出来事
Year                 Event

3390 (ミュール 0歳) ー レーヴァテイル。ベータ純血種のなかでも最高の力を備
えた。
レーヴァテイルとして誕生。本名はミュール。
3390 (Mir's Age: 0) - Born as the culmination of the project for creating the most powerful Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateil. Real Name: Mir

3409 (ミュール19歳) ー ネオ。エレミア各地で、レーヴァテイルによる大規模な
暴動が発生。
人類との全面戦争に突入
3409 (Mir's Age: 19 years) - Beginning of the Reyvateil rebellion in Neo Elemia, and its spreading for all the area. Declaration of total war against the humans.

3411 (ミュール21歳) ー 人類がレーヴァテイルの暴動を鎮圧。
レーヴァテイルに対する法規制が強まる。
3411 (Mir's Age: 21 years) - The Humans suppress the Reyvateil rebellion, and strengthen the rules and regulations in regards to the Reyvateils.

3420 (ミュール30歳) ー 人類によるレーヴァテイルコントロールが実行される。
3420 (Mir's Age: 30) - The Reyvateil Control is implemented by the humans.

ミュール、人類に反旗を翻す(ミュールの反乱)。
同年、レーヴァテイル・オリジンのシュレリアとテル族の少女タスティエーラの
手によって鎮圧。
ミュール、肉体を封印されるが、ウイルス生命体となってアルトネリコ内に潜伏。

3420 (Jakuri's Age: 30 years) - The Humans begin to enforce the Reyvateil Control. Mir rises in revolt against the humans (Mir's Rebellion).
This same year, the Origin Reyvateil, Shurelia, and the Teru girl, Tastiella,begin suppressing it.
Mir's body is sealed, but she turns into a Virus life form and hides inside Ar tonelico.

3421 (ミュール31歳) ー ベータ純血種リューンが謳ったヒュムノス、[クロニク
ルキー]によってミュールの精神が封印される。
3421 (Mir's Age: 31 years) Lune, the Pureblooded Beta-type, begins singing the [Chronicle Key] Hymn, sealing Mir's mind.

3770  (ミュール380歳) ー ミュール覚醒。ソル・シエールの人類をウイルス体に
よって攻撃する。
同年、鎮圧(アルトネリコ1の世界)
ミュール、アルトネリコを離れ、メタ・ファルスへ旅立つ。
3770 (Mir's Age: 380 years) - Mir awakens. The people of Sol Ciel are attacked by Viruses.
The same year she is defeated (story of Ar tonelico 1).
Mir leaves Ar tonelico and departs for Metafalss.

3772  (ミュール382歳) ー ミュール、蛇刳と名乗り、Dr.ラウドネスに接近。物
語の世界へ。
3772 (Mir's Age: 382 years) - Mir takes on the name "Jakuri", and approaches 
Dr. Loude. Her story continues in the game.
かつてソル・シエールを恐怖に陥れた最強のベー
タ純血種、ミュール。封印を解かれ、自由を手に
した彼女は、かねてから興味のあったメタ・ファル
スの地を訪ねた。古代文献にその名を残す、メタ
ファリカを自分の目で確めるのために。

A long time ago, she was feared as the strongest Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateil that attacked Sol Ciel: Mir. After she was released, and finally gained freedom, she was interested for some time in going to the land of Metafalss, to see with her own eyes the legend of Metafalica, whose name now remains only within the ancient books.

Time of Birth

誕生期
 「アルトネリコ1」の舞台であったソル・シエ
ールでは、約400年前、異形の者の突然の
来襲で空前の危機を迎えていた。この脅威
への対等として、アルトネリコの管理者であ
るシュレリアが人間に教えたのが、レーヴァ
テイル・ベタ純血種である。ベータ純血種
は強大な力を備えていたため、見事に異形
の者の撃被に成功している。
 また一方で、その優れた才能は医療や警
備でもいかんなく発揮された。この恩恵を知
った人類は競うようにベータ純血種を生み
出し、やがて意志や感情も持たない、完全
に「システム」としてだけ機能するベータ純血
種を作り出してしまう。その感情のないベー
タ純血種の最高傑作がミュールだった。

The area that served as the setting for [Ar tonelico 1], Sol Ciel, once came under an unprecedented danger because of the abrupt attacks from the abnormal beings. In response to this threat, the Administrator of Ar tonelico, Shurelia, taught the humans how to create the Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateils. Because of the great power that they were able of harnessing, these Reyvateils managed to completely wipe out the abnormal beings with success.

However, on the other side, it was discovered how their great abilities could be put to use beyond simple medical care or defense forces. Trying to emulate that blessing, the humans then went on set on making a Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateil that was even more powerful, and soon enough, planned her to be one that didn't have a will or feelings of her own, which would be a Reyvateil that would completely function as [System] only, instead of a person. The ultimate emotionless Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateil that was made through this process was Mir.

The Sprouting of Feelings

感情の芽生え
 ミュールを創りだしことで味を占め、レ
ーヴァテイルを機械のように及おうとする人
類に対して、世界に広く分布していたレーヴ
ァテイルたちは激怒した。ほどなく暴動が頻
発する事態となり、人類とレーヴァテイルの
間で戦争に突入する。
 人類はミュールを暴動鎮圧役にあて、や
がてレーヴァテイルをコントロールするシル
ヴァホルンのコントローラーに任命する。
 しかし、人類には大きな誤算があった。ミ
ュールは誕生から時間を経て、感情が芽生
えはじめていたのである。すなわち、人類が
創造時に意図していた、「感情のない存在」
ではすでになく、ミュールには人類に対する
激しい憎悪が生まれていた。

The way in which Mir was created, which also meant that all the Reyvateils were going to be treated as simple machines by the humans from now on, caused great indignation to all the Reyvateils that lived in Sol Ciel. This became the cause of the riots that began happening soon after, which quickly degenerated into a war between the Reyvateils and humans.

The humans then sent Mir to subjugate the riots, and before soon, they appointed Mir as the central controller of the Reyvateil Control System they had implanted in the Silver Horn.

However, the humans committed a huge error. A long time had passed since Mir was born, and during that period, her emotions began sprouting. In other words, she wasn't anymore the [emotionless being] that her creators intended her to be. Because of this entire situation, Mir began developing an intense hatred towards the humans.

Mir's Rebellion

ミュールの反乱
 感情が生まれ、レーヴァテイルたちの悲
しい境遇と人類への憎悪を募らせたミュー
ルは、その第二紀最強の力をもって人類へ
反旗を翻した。もとより、生活の大部分をレ
ーヴァテイルに依存していた人類である。
要所の機能をシステム的に破壊されてしま
えば、生来強力な戦闘力を備えるベータ純
血種を敵に回して、勝てる道理がなかった。
 しかし、ミュールの攻撃が無数の犠牲者
を出したことから、アルトネリコの管理者で
あるシュレリアが反発。テル族のタスティエ
ーラの力を借りて、ミュールは肉体をグラス
ノ結晶へと封印された。こうして、第二紀で
最大の惨事となったミュールの反乱は一応
の募を引いている。

Once her feelings sprouted, Mir, who was already overloaded with sadness towards the treatment that the Reyvateils received, and with hatred from how the humans behaved, as the strongest Reyvateil in the Second Era, finally rebelled. By nature, the humans were heavily dependent on the Reyvateils for the most part of their lives. If she destroyed systematically their most important facilities, all of the Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateils, who were endowed with outstanding natural combat capabilities, would rise in revolt, and it would mean a complete defeat for the humans.

However, the Administrator of Ar tonelico, Shurelia, opposed her, because Mir's attacks already caused the loss of countless lives. With the help of the Teru girl Tastiella, she sealed off Mir's body within Grathnode Crystals. And thus Mir's Rebellion, which became the biggest disaster in the Second Era, came to its end, at least for a short time.

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Incubation Period

潜伏期
 肉体を封印されたミュールは、精神をアル
トネリコのバイナリのを移した。こうすること
で、塔に寄生するウイルスとして自己を残す
ことができたからだ。人類への怒りが収まら
ないミュールは、塔をハッキングして攻撃を再
開した。しかし、これもまた、シュレリアとタス
ティエーラの手によって防がれている。ミュー
ルは精神をも封印された状態になった。
 ーこうして、ミュールのもとに、悠久の
孤独の時間が訪れた。塔に封印されたミ
ュールは、誰と触れ合うこともなく、ただ
ひたすら覚醒のときを待っていた。人類を
怨み、レーヴァテイルたちの幸福を祈りな
がら。その孤独の時間は、実に350年に
も及んでいる。

After her body was sealed off, Mir transferred over her mind to the Binary Field of Ar tonelico. In this way, she was able to remain within the Tower as a parasitic virus. And with her endless rage towards the humans still boiling, she resumed her attacks through the hacking of the tower. However, she was once again warded off thanks to the efforts of Shurelia and Tastiella, and even her mind itself became sealed.

Thus, a time of what seemed to be perpetual isolation came to Mir. As long as she was sealed within the Tower, she was unable to come in contact with anyone, and she just anxiously waited for the time of her awakening. All while still holding a grudge against the humans, and as she prayed for the happiness of the Reyvateils. This time of isolation lasted for around 350 years.

Time of Awakening

覚醒期
 3770年に、ついにミュールは覚醒した。
肉体の封印は解かれることはなかったが、
ふたたびウイルスとして人類への攻撃を
開始する。しかし、人類とレーヴァテイル
が手を取り合ったパーティーによって、レ
ーヴァテイルだけの楽園を作ろうとしたミ
ュールの野望を潰えた(『アルトネリコ1』
本編のストーリー)。しかし、この戦いのさ
なかで謳われた塔を再生させる詩、リ・ネ
イションの影響により、ミュールも肉体と
精神とを解放されている。ミュールは戦い
に敗れはしたが、こうして約350年もの呪
縛を放かれ、自由の身を手に入れた。ソ
ル・シエールで自らが犯した罪を認識した
ミュールは、人知れずこの地を去っている。

In 3770 AD, Mir finally awakened. While she was unable to undo the seal that still kept her body imprisoned, she still could resume her attacks to the humans under the form of a virus. However, thanks to a party made up by both humans and Reyvateils, they could halt the ambitions that Mir had to make a paradise only for the Reyvateils. However, because of the influence of the Song that was used to restart the Tower in the middle of this battle: Re=Nation, both Mir's body and mind were released from their sealing. However, Mir was finally defeated, thus getting released from her 350 year old curse, and got the right to be free. However, Mir herself was very conscious of all the sins she had committed in Sol Ciel, so she decided to leave this land without telling it to anyone.

Current Times

現代
 塔から解放されたミュールは、古代文献
で知った憧れの地、メタ・ファルスに向かっ
た。自分の中で完全には納得していないま
でも、自分の手で犯した罪を償いたかった
ミュールは、ソル・シエールを復興する手段
を手にしたかったのだ。
 しかし、現代のメタ・ファルスは理想郷に
はほど遠かった。そこにあったのは、メタフ
ァリカ伝説と、それを実現しようとした形跡
の数々のみ。ミュールは失望した。
 そんな中、この世界の中枢近くに位置す
るラウドネスと出会う。この世界に興味を持
ったミュールは、古代ロボットの名「ジャクリ」
を自らの名として、ひとまずラウドネスの護衛
として新たな人生をスタートさせた。

After she left the Tower, Mir decided going to the land she knew from the ancient books, and that she admired so much: Metafalss. Even if she wasn't totally up to the idea in the inside, she still wanted to atone for the sins she had committed with her own hands, and because of that, she wanted to find a method that could restore Sol Ciel to how it used to be before.

However, the Metafalss of the current times couldn't have been more different of the paradise she imagined it to be. There were only many remnants there of the legends of Metafalica, and of the attempts to turn them into reality. Mir was severely disappointed after learning about this.

And in there, while trying to find a central place in this world, she met with Loude. Mir, who was very interested in this world, was called by him as [Jakuri], which was taken from an ancient model of robot, and then, she began a new life as an escort of sorts for Loude.

KEYWORD

◆The Ultimate Pureblooded Beta-type

最強のベータ純血種
 世界に3人のレーヴァテイル・オリジン
を、エオリア(シュレリア)、フレリア、ティ
リアという。この3人は、いずれも塔の管
理者として創造された、別次元の生命
体だ。そして、それも次ぐ能力を持つのがベ
ータ純血種である。これはオリジンの遺伝
子をもとに創造された、人間の血が一切
入っていないレーヴァテイルを指す。ベー
タ純血種の能力は総じて高く、150年とい
う長い寿命を持つが、そのなかでも飛び抜
けて高い能力を持つのが蛇刳だ。
 蛇刳がそこまで高い能力を持つにいたっ
たのは、彼女が生まれた第二紀末期の技
術力が、オリジンが生まれた第一紀より高
かったためだ。人類にベータ純血種の創
造を教えたのシュレリアだが、皮肉なこと
に、蛇刳は塔へのアクセス速度など一部
の面では、オリジンであるシュレリアを凌駕
するほどの実力を秘めていた。これはすな
わち、仮にシュレリアと蛇刳が同一条件下
で一騎討ちをすれば、蛇刳は必ずシュレリ
アに勝てることを意味する。最強のベータ
純血種どころが、蛇刳のポテンシャルは、
状況次第では歴代最強となる可能性すら
持っているわけだ。
 もっとも、現代ではベータ純血種自体
がきわめて希少な存在であるうえ、3人
のオリジンは塔の管理者であって戦闘に
特化された存在ではないため、あくまで
戦闘面での比較に終始した場合の結論
ではあるが。

There are three Reyvateil Origins in the world, called Eoria (Shurelia), Frelia, and Tyria. All three of them were created as Tower Administrators, and are life forms that are in an entirely different level. And the rank that goes after them when it comes to abilities is the one composed by the Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateils. They are Reyvateils created by using the genes of the Origins as their base, which also means that they don't have even a single drop of human blood flowing through their veins. The abilities of the Betas are generally high, and while they are said to have life spans that can reach around 150 years, the one among them that has the best abilities is no other than Jakuri.

The reason why she has so great abilities is because she was created with the best technology that the Second Era had to offer, which naturally surpassed by much the technology that was available in the First Era, which was the one used to create the Origins. While Shurelia was the one that taught the humans the method for creating the Pureblooded Beta-types, it might be the biggest irony that Jakuri kept hidden her true power, which consists in having a much faster access to the Tower than the one that the Origins, such as Shurelia herself, have. This means that, if hypothetically, Shurelia and Jakuri were to fight against each other, in a combat in the same exact conditions, Jakuri would surely be the victor. While Jakuri is the ultimate Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateil, her potential abilities are even capable of becoming stronger depending on if the situation requires it.

Naturally, in the present times, the Pureblooded Beta-types are extremely scarce, and because the three Origins, as it should because of their Tower Administrators role, weren't made specialized for combat, so this should be taken in account whenever they are compared in hypothetical battle situations with other kinds of Reyvateil.

◆Hates Humans

人間嫌い
 「ミュール」を語ろうえで欠かせないキーワード
のひとつに、「人間嫌い」が挙げられる。言う
までもなく、蛇刳がかつてミュールだった頃の、
人間たちのレーヴァテイルの扱いが許せない
ためだ。ただし、「蛇刳」となってからは、少し
ずつ人間嫌いが治りつつあるように見える。
 レーヴァテイルの扱いは、ソル・シエールと
メタ・ファルスでは天地ほどの差がある。メタ
ファリカ伝説が根ざしているメタ・ファルスで
は、大陸を紡ぐのはレーヴァテイルであり、
代々の御子もレーヴァテイルから選ばれた。
根本的に、レーヴァテイルが大切にされる土
壌があったのだ。メタ・ファルスの地を観察し
て回った蛇刳は、この地でレーヴァテイルた
ちが大切にされていることを知っている。この
事実が好影響を及ぼしているのだろう。

There is a single Keyword that simply can't be omitted when it comes to talk about [Mir], and that is [Hates Humans]. Even if she doesn't say it, this is because when Jakuri was still known as Mir a long time ago, she said to herself that she could never forgive the humans for how badly they treated the Reyvateils back then. However, since she became to be known as [Jakuri], it seems that she slowly has come to stop hating them.

The difference in the treatment of the Reyvateils between Sol Ciel and Metafalss is like the distance between earth and heaven. Given that Metafalss is deeply rooted in the Legends of Metafalica, and the one that has to create the land is a Reyvateil, each one of the Maidens that was chosen in this region was always a Reyvateil. Fundamentally, they treat the Reyvateils with great respect because they were the ones destined to create the land. After traveling around the land of Metafalss, Jakuri learned of how much its people respected the Reyvateils, and this fact caused a positive influence on her.

◆Heart of the Land

大地の心臓
 蛇刳がメタ・ファルスにやってきた最大の理
由はメタファリカへの興味だが、それはつまり、
大陸創造の理論を知りたかったからだ。生命
があふれ、循環する世界は、いったいどうすれ
ば創造できるのか。ソル・シエールを復興させ
たかった蛇刳は、世界に影響を及ぼせるよう
な、大規模な大地の心臓を求めていた。
 .......しかし、蛇刳がメタ・ファルスで手にし
た大地の心臓は、あまりにも小さいものばか
りだった。だが、瑠珈とクローシェが紡いだメ
タファリカが生み出した大地の心臓は違った。
蛇刳ですら見たことのない、最大規模の力強
い大地の心臓。すべての戦いが終わったあと、
蛇刳はこの「理想郷の大地の心臓」の前で、
ココナに小さな大地の心臓を託している。自
らはエオリアの塔に戻ると言い残して。

The biggest reason for Jakuri coming to Metafalss was her interest in Metafalica, but this put in other words meant that she wanted to learn about the theory that would be used for creating the land. Would it be possible to create something in the scale of a world with a cycle of life, and filled with life to the brim? Because Jakuri wanted to revive Sol Ciel, and because she wanted to do the same as Metafalica, but in a scale that reached the entire world, she searched for a Heart of the Land that was large enough to do this.

...However, the Heart of the Land that Jakuri found in Metafalss was a very small one. Yet, the Heart of the Land that Cloche and Luca had created via Metafalica was different. It was a Heart so huge, and with such an enormous scope and great power, that she never had seen one like it. After all the battles ended, she entrusted to Cocona a small piece of this Heart of the Land before it, which she called [the Heart of the Land of the Paradise]. She left word with Cocona that was going to return to the Tower of Eoria.

これはメタファリカによって紡がれた、
大地の心臓。大地の心臓の形状はソ
ル・マルタと酷似しているが、それはつ
まり、メタ・ファルスにとってソル・マル
タは大地の心臓のような存在だという
ことを象徴させたかった、第一紀の
人々のメッセジなのかもしれない。

This is the Heart of the Land that was created thanks to Metafalica. The shape of the Heart of the Land has a strong resemblance to the shape of Sol Marta, but briefly put, this was because Sol Marta was said to symbolize an existence similar to a Heart of the Land to the people of Metafalss, so it could something like a message from the people that lived during the First Era.

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◆Yearning for the Paradise

理想郷への憧れ
 惑星アルシエルには、緑の大地は存在
しない。もちろん、蛇刳の故郷であるソ
ル・シエールにも言えることだ。第一紀末
に発生したグラスノインフェリアは、アルト
ネリコを半壊させただけでなく、惑星アルシ
エル自身の大地の心臓をも砕いてしまって
いる。その結果、この惑星の地表からは水
が失われ、緑が姿を消えした。
 350年もの間、塔で孤独なときを過ごして
いた蛇刳は、ありあまる時間で文明書を読
み漁っていた。そのときに彼女の目を引いた
のが、伝説として語り継がれるメタファリカ伝
承の真相だ。メタ・ファルスの地では、レーヴ
ァテイルが紡いだ詩によって、緑の大地を生
み出す術が科学的に研究されていた。塔に
いた頃の蛇刳にとっては、妄想の延長上に
ある憧れでしかなかったが、自由の身となった
彼女にとっては具体的な憧れとなっていた。

The Planet of Ar Ciel doesn't have any green lands anymore. Of course, this also applies to Sol Ciel, where Jakuri was born. Because of the Grathnode Inferia that occurred at the end of the First Era, not only Ar tonelico was partially destroyed, but it also shattered the Heart of the Land of Ar Ciel itself. As a consequence of that, all the water was lost from the surface of this planet, and all the greenness vanished with it.

During the around 350 years period that Jakuri spent isolated within the Tower, she always went around looking for ancient documents and reading them. During that time, there was one that powerfully grabbed her attention, and it was the truth about the Legends of Metafalica, which were always considered only as a legend passed down through the generations by the verbal way. At the land of Metafalss, there was a scientific investigation going on about a method for creating a green land through the Songs that the Reyvateils can craft. While Jakuri was still imprisoned in the Tower, this was no more than an extension of her delusions to her, but once she was finally freed, she really began yearning to make this a reality.

はざま新田から望む猫屋敷。古文化が残るエナの
さらに奥にあるこの場所には、歴史的な学術書が
多く残されていた。

The Cat Mansion, as seen from the Newfield Gorge. The inside of this place housed many more old books than what Enna had, and because of that, many historical scientific research books still remained within its walls.

◆Loves Reading

読書好き
 もともと高度な知識を豊富に有するベー
タ純血種ではあるが、古代の文献に通じて
いるなど、読書を好んでいる。小説の執筆
や創作を趣味とするのも、本好きなゆえだ
ろう。そんな彼女だからか、メタ・ファルスで
の住居を、廃屋となっていた猫屋敷に定め
ている。この屋敷には古い書物が大量に
所蔵されており、蛇刳はここでメタ・ファルス
史を研究していた。また、猫屋敷の地下に
広がる揚力ジェネレータが破損し、猫屋敷
の周辺が崩落するとわかった際にも、蛇刳
は屋敷の本棚をチェックしに戻っている。目
身やラウドネスが書きためた研究書や調査
報告書が残っていたことが理由だろうが、普
段は物への執着をまったく見せない蛇刳だ
けに、印象に残るシーンだ。

Despite being a Pureblooded Beta-type with a very rich amount of knowledge, she loves reading a lot, even more if the subject is ancient books. She also has a hobby of creating scenarios and writing short novels from them, which also is other of the reasons behind her liking books. This is most likely why she chose to settle in the abandoned Cat Mansion when she arrived at Metafalss. There are a great number of ancient books in said building, and it was the place in which Jakuri did all of her investigations on the history of Metafalss. Also, when the Lift Generator that was located in the basement of the Mansion began malfunctioning, she understood that all of the area would collapse soon, and so, she returned to take away everything that was on its bookshelves. While part of the reason was the investigation documents and research reports that she herself and Loude had written, this scene should also have left an impression because surely no one ever imagined seeing Jakuri being so attached to something so normal-looking.

◆Fantasist

妄想癖
 350年もの時間を孤独に過ごしていた
蛇刳にとって、妄想はもはや呼吸と同じレ
ベル。妄想を膨らませた結果として、ディ
ティールに凝ったコスモスフィアのストック
をためこんだり、スピカにゆすられる原因
となった小説を書きためたりしているよう
に受ける良質な内容だったようで、蛇刳の
小説はメタ・ファルスでの一大ベストセラ
ーとなっている。

To Jakuri, who spent 350 years isolated from the rest of the world, fantasizing is as natural as breathing. Because her fantasies have expanded so much, she has stockpiled a lot of details on them, which are all recorded in her Cosmosphere. Because of this, Spica constantly extorted her with the publishing of these novels, until the point in which she actually did so, and because of them being very well accepted because of being a very good read, Jakuri's novels ended becoming great Best Sellers in Metafalss.

◆Jakuri Robo

ジャクリロボ
 ラウドネスが研究していた、ロスト・テクノ
ロジーの産物。俗に「神の軍団」と呼ばれ、
単体でも高い戦闘力を備えるが、ベータ純
血種以上のレーヴァテイルが搭乗すること
で、さらに多機能を発揮するロボットだ。蛇
刳はラウドネスからこのロボットを借り受け、
そのときに名前を「蛇刳」としている。蛇刳
が乗るロボット、という意味ではなく、蛇刳
の名の方があとというわけだ。

This is the product of the Lost Technologies that Loude researched. These robots are commonly known as the [Divine Army], and even one alone of them is endowed which high combat capabilities, and whenever any Reyvateil from a Pureblooded Beta-type and upwards rides them, they are able of displaying even more functions. Jakuri borrowed this robot from Loude, and from that time on is that everyone came to call her [Jakuri]. And actually, the name doesn't have any special significance; it was just that she was called that because the robot itself is called Jakuri.

Jakuri Robo
ジャクリロボ
「神の軍団」と称される古代ロボットと外
見は変わらないが、蛇刳が乗っているのは
ラウドネスが改造した特別製だ。

While its external appearance doesn't look different at all from the ancient robots we know as the [Divine Army], the one that Jakuri rides has received a special modding process from Loude.

◆Feelings of Remorse

自責の念
 蛇刳りは常に苦しめているのは、憎しみに
まかせてホルスの翼を半壊させたことだ。
多くの人命を奪ったのは忘れようのない事
実。そして世界が高等術を失い、高度成
長期だった第二紀が終末を迎える直接の
原因を作ったのが、他でもない自分だという
ことも理解している。人間を拒絶する姿勢
は変わらないが、その一方では、彼女いつ
も自責の念に苦しんでいた。
 しかし、罪滅ぼしのつもりで始めた世界再
生の研究は、しだいに「世界を救いたい」
という想いへと姿を変えていく。やがて蛇刳
は、世界中の人が力を合わせれば、世界再
生は必ず成ると考えるようになっていた。

Jakuri is constantly suffering, because of the fact that the Wings of Horus were partially destroyed by her letting her hatred loose without control.

It's a fact that she took away the lives of many people, and that is something she will never forget. She also knows that no one but herself is the one that became the direct cause of the events that led the highly advanced Second Era to its end, making Sol Ciel lose almost all of its advanced technologies.

While her attitude towards rejecting humans hasn't changed, in the other hand, she is always suffering because of the heavy feelings of guilt she carries upon herself.

However, her feelings gradually changed into an attitude that said [I want to save the world], and to atone for all the sins she has committed; she began researching in methods for reviving the world. Before long, Jakuri began to think that, if all the people that live upon this planet join forces, then it will be surely possible to restore Ar Ciel to how it used to be.

[Image]

私は「永遠」なんて言葉使わない。「永遠」なんてものは信じない。
I won't ever use a word such as [Eternity], because I don't think anything is [Eternal].

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Written Episode 3: Knight of Beginnings ~Mir and Ayatane~

はじまりの騎士~ミュールとアヤタネ~

感情を与えられず、ただ人間に言われるがまま「システム」として機能するため
に生を受けたミュール。
彼女を実験体として扱う研究所において、彼女はのちに心の護として精神に刻ま
れることになるアヤタネと出会った。

Not given emotions, Mir was given life only to function as, and to be called a [System] by the humans. And in the research facility where she was treated as an experiment, it was there that she met Ayatane, which later on was engraved in her mind as her Mind Guardian.

 毎日は地獄だった。いや、これが日常というも
のなのかもしれない。理由は無かった。ただそ
こに横たわり、時々起きて詩を謳う。そんな生
活。生活? 生活ではない。たぶん生存と言っ
た方が正しい。そんな日々。
 ネオ・エレミアと呼ばれる「彼ら(人間)にとっての」理
想郷の中枢、エレミア公管波動研究所......俗に
言うシルヴァホルンの中に私はいた。目的は「彼
らにとって都合のいいレーヴァテイル」の研究と
創造。そして私は実験体。「四号体」と呼ばれて
いたから、何かから数えて4番目の実験体なの
だろう。
 その研究所、ある日、新しい研究員が配属に
なった。私は睨むような気持ちで、しかしさも感
情がないように無表情で彼を迎え、彼は笑って
それに応えた。こんな笑顔を振りまいても、結
局やることは同じ。私は前と同じく、彼にも心を
許さないと決めた。しかし、彼は何か違っていた。
それはすぎにわかることになる。
 その日も夜が来た。夜は当直と呼ばれる一人
を除いて全員いなくなる。その日の当直は彼だ
った。彼は他の研究員と同じく、夜の見回りに訪
れた。しかし、その時に違和感を覚えた。あ
れ? いいのに。
「お味噌汁、如何ですか? 温まりますよ」
そこにはあの笑顔と、温かいスープ。いつ
ものよくわからないものと違う美味しそうな食
べ物。その今までに体験にしたことのない感覚に、
思わず感情を出してしまった。ハツと血の気が引
いいたが、彼は満足そうに言った。
「私の前では感情を出していても大丈夫ですよ」
 安心できる笑顔。何故か警戒がゆるんでいく
......。
 そして私は、もくもくとお味噌汁を食べた。食
べながら彼の話を聞いた。
「3日後に、僕は貴方をここから助け出します」
 どきっとした。何故? その疑問の言葉は、知
らずのうちに口から漏れていた。
「貴方達レーヴァテイルは我々の母。このよう
なところで虐げられている存在ではありません」
 母?? 貴方は誰なの? 人間じゃないの?
「僕は人間ではありませんよ。遠い世界からネ
オ・エレミアにやってきました。貴方達レーヴァ
テイルを助けるために。そして、レーヴァテイリア
の実現のために」
 レーヴァテイリア......。彼がすべてを語る前に、
私はその名前からすべてのビジョンを見ること
が出来た。レーヴァテイルによるレーヴァテイル
のための理想郷。その言葉と彼との約束にに期待
を寄せ、私は3日間耐えながら待った。
 そしてその日が来た。その日は大きな実験が
あるらしく、研究員はせわしなく動いていた。そ
して私にも命令が下った。ダウンロードという形
で。ヒュムネクリスタルのダウンロードを終えた
とき、ドッと疲れが出た。この詩は、一晩謳い続
けてもまだ尚終りそうもなかったからだ。し
かし、いつものように、さも何もないかのように
謳い始めた。
 それはとても辛い詩だった。謳うときにはい
つも哀しかった。そして憎かった。ただひたすら
謳い続ける。そして時間は過ぎていく。研究員
は一人、また一人といなくなり、そして深い夜が
訪れた。静かな研究室に鳴り響くが細い歌声。
この無機質なカテドラルに響き渡る、誰のもの
かも分からないレクイエムが、私の身を少しず
つ削っていく......。
「いい詩だね。心が洗われるようだよ......」
......!! 突然の事だった。
 そこにいたのは彼だった。彼は約束通り来て
くれたのだ。
 貴方は......!
「僕は......!」
 彼がそう言いかけた時だった。突然けたたま
しく警報が鳴り出し、部屋が紅いランプで照ら
される。私達は逃げ出した。逃げながら私は聞
いた。
 どうして? どうして貴方は、そこまでして私
を!?
「貴方に謳ってほしい詩があるからです」
 警備兵が出てきた。彼は腰に下げていた二本
の異国の刀を振り回し、一瞬にして警備兵を倒
した。そしてただひたすら逃げ続ける。
 「貴方は人間のために謳うような存在ではあり
ません。貴方は世界中のレーヴァテイル達の母
となれる存在です。貴方なら、人間達の手から
レーヴァテイルを救うことが出来る。その力を
私欲の為に利用する人間の為に使わないでくだ
さい」

 襲い来る警備兵を舞うように倒していく彼。
そして遂に研究所の出口にたどり着く。しかし瞬
間、シャッターが降りる。右も左も封鎖された。
 「さすがに油断し過ぎましたね......」
 私達は完全に包囲されてしまった。さすがの
彼も、周りを囲むこの警備兵相手ではひとたま
りもなかった......。それでも彼は最後の最後ま
で戦い、私を護り続けた。一人でも多く警備兵
を倒し、私をこの鳥かごから外へ連れだそうと
してくれていた。しかし、一人、また一人と倒す
ごとに、彼も少しずつ傷ついていく。そして遂に
彼は動けなくなった。知らぬ間に泣き叫んでい
た私を最後の力ではだめ、そして抱いてくれた。
「.......すみません......貴方 を助けるつもりが
......かえって危険な目に遭わせてしまいました
ね......。どうか......生きて......生きて我々の為
に「冀望の詩」を......」
「いやっ......死なないで.......死んだらダメなん
だから......!」

「すみません......どうやらその願いは叶られ
そうにありません......。不肖このアヤタネ、任務
を全うできなかった報いを受けねばなりません
から。さようなら、母さん......」
「いやぁぁぁぁっ!!!」
 その後、私は気絶したらしい。そのあとのことは
何ひとつ分からない。ただひとつ、この日公管
波動研究所が大破し、エレミアの波動科学に大
きな影響が出たという話だけは、後に耳に入っ
てきた。そして幸か不幸か、この場で私が感情
を露わにしたのを見た人は皆、夜空の星となっ
て消えていた。
 その後の私といえば......スパイ、そしてテ
ロからの保護という名目で、ホルンの中ですら
自由に歩かせてもらえない状態になった。完全
にひとつの部屋に閉じこめられたのだ。
 そして私は待ち続けた。人々がまた油断する
その日を。
 そう、シルヴァホルンの全権が私に委譲され
ることになる、あの日を......。

Every day was hell. No, it could be said that was my normal way of living. I wasn't given any reasons. I just lied down there, and was forced sometimes to sing Songs. That was my life. Life? That isn't life. Maybe it would be more correct to say I was simply "existing". These were my normal days. The very center of the Paradise that [them (the humans)] called Neo Elemia, the Elemia State Wave Researching Facility... more commonly known as the Silver Horn, was the place within which I lived. The goal of the research was the creation of a [Reyvateil that was convenient to them]. And I was a simple experiment subject for that purpose. Since I was called [No. 4], I figured that I was the fourth one in the line of these experiment subjects.

And in that research facility, in a certain day, a new researcher was transferred in. I glared at him with all the feelings I had, but to feign I lacked any of them, I put a completely blank face, to which he just smiled in response. Even though that smile surprised me, after all I kept the same. I already had decided that like everyone before, I wouldn't forgive even him. However, he was somehow different from the others. That much was what I managed to understand in that moment.

That day also turned to night. During the night, only one of the researchers was assigned to keep watch over me. And at that night, it was him. Like all the other researchers, he began his rounds at night. However, at that time, I realized I was feeling uncomfortable. Huh? It's it okay? [Do you like miso soup? It's very warm.] He was over there, with a big smile, and carrying a hot bowl of soup. A kind of food with a flavor I had never tasted before, nor had I even seen before. And then, I began unintentionally revealing my emotions, because of lack of personal experience when it came to receiving this kind of treatment. That greatly scared me, but then he spoke very satisfied. [It's okay. You can display your emotions in front of me] His smile was really relieving. Somehow, he was slacking his guard duty... And then, I ate the soup in silence. While I was eating, I heard him talking.

[In three days, I will help you to get out of here] I was shocked. Why? I didn't even notice that word had slipped through my mouth.

[You all, the Reyvateils, are our mothers. You aren't beings that were born to be oppressed in such a way] Mother? Who are you? Aren't you a human? [I am not a human. I came to Neo Elemia from a very a faraway land, to save you, the Reyvateils. And for the realization of Reyvateilia] Reyvateilia... Among all the things that he had previously said, that name was the one that allowed me to have quite a number of visions... A paradise by the Reyvateils for the Reyvateils... That word was what made me promise him that I would await until that moment, and then, during the three next days, I patiently waited.

And then, the promised day came. That day, there was a great experiment scheduled, and because of that, all of the researchers were making quite a fuss. And then, I was ordered to go down too. There, I was going to receive a Download. Once the Download of the Hymn Crystal was completed, I suddenly felt very tired. I had to sing this song for over an entire night, and even after dawn, I wouldn't be allowed to stop. However, I did as always, and began to sing with an emotionless, empty voice. It was a very painful song. During all the time I was singing, I felt very sad and filled with hatred, yet still, I just continued singing. Then, the time continued its course. When all the researchers had left, and not even one left, it was already very late at night. The only thing that resonated through the silent laboratory was my thin singing voice. It resounded throughout this inorganic cathedral, as if it was a requiem for someone I didn't know, yet my body began to slowly disappear...

[It's a pretty song. It's as if it washed away my heart...] ...!! It was so sudden... And there he was. He came, like he had promised. You are...! [I am...!] It was the time he told me. Then, the alarm began to resound, and red lamps lit up throughout all the room. We began running away, and as we did, I asked him. Why? Why are you going to such lengths for me!? [Because there is a Song I wish you to sing] The guards then appeared. He brandished a pair of foreign-looking swords he carried on his waist, and in just a second, he defeated all of the guards. Then, we just kept on running. [You are a being that wasn't born to sing Songs for the humans. You have become a mother-like being for all the Reyvateils that live in the world. If it's you, then we will be able to save all of the Reyvateils in the world. Please, never use such a great power for the sake of the egotistical humans, who would only use them for their own benefit]

He defeated all the guards that came to attack us like he was dancing. We then finally reached the exit of the research facility. However, in that moment, the shutter closed on us. We were locked in... [As I expected, I was too unprepared for this...] We were completely surrounded. And despite how amazing he was, not even he could have defeated all of the guards that were around us... Yet, until the very end, he continued fighting and protecting me. He managed to defeat many of these soldiers completely alone, just to try and get me out of this birdcage. However, for every, each one of the soldiers he defeated, he continued receiving wounds. And ultimately, he became unable to move. Without realizing it, I began crying and screaming, and with his last ounce of strength, he embraced me. [...Forgive me... While I intended to rescue you... it seems that I only ended getting you into so much danger.... Please... live.... live on as the [Song of Hope] for us...] [No... don't die... I don't know what I'd do if you died...!]

[Forgive me... I cannot fulfill that wish... Because I, unworthy Ayatane, won't ever receive the reward of completing a mission I was never able to do... Goodbye, Mother...] [NOOOOOOO!!!] After that, everything is hazy to me. I don't remember even one thing after it. I just knew one thing: that if this State Wave Research Facility ever received a serious damage, it would greatly affect all of the other wave research facilities in Elemia... such a conversation was all that I remember hearing afterwards. And for better or worse, once the researchers of this place saw me displaying emotions, it was like the stars of the night sky had disappeared for them. As for what became of me afterwards... I was completely locked up within the Horn, with the excuse of being protected from spies and terrorists, and as such, I didn't have the right of walking around freely. I was completely secluded within a single room. And then, I just continued waiting. The people were still unprepared for that day... Yes, that day, in which complete control over the Silver Horn was transferred over to me...

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Costumes

Bumpkin Girl (Emo Girl)

イモガール

体操着にジャージと、かなりのイモ
ねーちゃん度が高い衣装。名前の由
来は、昔ダサイ人を「イモ男」と言っ
たところから。女性である蛇刳は
「イモガール」と名付けられた。

The jersey put over the gym uniform is clothes that evoke a lot the image of an unsophisticated girl. The reason for the name is because, in the old days, the unsophisticated men were used to be called as [Bumpkin Men]. Given that Jakuri is a girl, we ended giving to this costume the name [Bumpkin Girl].

Spree Gunner (Spirit Gunner)

スピリガンナー

人形屋で働くときの蛇刳の衣装。店
が持つダークなイメージにあった、
シンプルなメイド服となっている。
両手に持っているピストルは趣味で
はなく、売り物の一つとのこと。

This is the outfit that Jakuri wore while she worked at the Doll Shop. Given that the shop had a dark image, her work outfit ended becoming a simple maid costume. The pistols she carries in both hands aren't because of her preferences, but because they are actually part of the items she sells at the shop.

Long (Long Skirt)

長尺

コスモスフィア内での蛇刳のキャラ
クター、「塔ヶ崎美羽」の基本コスチ
ューム。スケ番のような格好に学ラ
ンを羽織る様には、蛇刳のセンスの
外れ方がキラリと光る。

This is the standard Costume used by Jakuri's character within her Cosmosphere, [Togasaki Miu]. The way in which she wears a boy's uniform jacket over her clothes, like the leader of a delinquent gang, is a direct ray of light that reveals Jakuri's tastes in clothes to the outside.

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Miros

ミュロス

コスモスフィア前半で繰り広げ
られる、学園ドラマで世界を恐
怖に陥れた魔神の姿。名前から
うっすらわかるように、蛇刳の
かつての姿、ミュールを暗示し
ている衣装といえる。

This is the devil form that continuously terrorized and attacked the world in the school drama story that unfolded in the first half of the Cosmosphere. It might be easy to know it from the name, but this is a costume that directly hints to the form that Jakuri used to have a long time ago: Mir.

FUNB-T (FUNBOT)

OBOT

雨に濡れた蛇刳をクロアが介
抱したとき、貸した服がこれ。
実はタルガーナからのまらい物
である。読み方は「オボティー」
で、実際に商品化されている人
気Tシャツだ。

This is the shirt that Croix lent to Jakuri when she was looking out for her, after she got all wet from the rain, though it was actually something that Targana gave him. While the way of reading it is [Obo-ti (Funbu-ti)], it has actually become a very popular T-shirt among the current merchandise.

Graceful Gown (Lady Drape)

淑羽織

基本コスチュームと同様に、黒
を基調として寝時間着。上の羽織
を脱ぐと、やはり露出度が高い
服となっている。蛇刳に言わせ
れば、寝るときくらい好きにさ
せて、というところだろう。

While at the same time it's a very basic costume, it's a nightgown whose main feature is being black. If we took off the upper haori, it would become a very revealing outfit. And if you suggested it to Jakuri, she would simply answer that she likes sleeping like that.

Southern Cross

サザンクロス

全登場人物のなかでも群を抜い
て露出度の高いコスチュームだ。
蛇刳はもともと、服を着る習慣
がなかったために、今もあまり服
を着たがらない。浮き輪を用意
するあたり、海は好きなようだが。

Even among the entire cast, this is the most revealing costume existing in the game. Because Jakuri didn't even make a habit out from wearing clothes, even now she is reluctant to wearing them. She is even prepared with a float, as if she actually liked going out to swim in the sea.

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Pure Ritual

ピュアリチュアル

生まれた時の、純真無垢な蛇刳を表
現したコスチューム。今でこそ人間
を憎んでいるが、初めて紡いだ詩は
皆を喜ばすための冀望の詩。そんな
純粋な頃の蛇刳の姿だ。

This costume expresses how pure Jakuri was at the time she was born. While now she hates humans, the very first Song she crafted was a Song of Hope for bringing happiness to everyone. This is the form Jakuri had when she was so pure.

Dark Rose

ダークローズ

完了の儀式で蛇刳が身にまとった、
漆黒のウェディングドレス。こういう
席でも迷わず黒を選んでくるのが蛇
刳らしい。ピンポイントであしらわ
れたバラの花がチャーム・ポイント。

This is the jet-black wedding dress that Jakuri wore during her Completion Ceremony. Choosing it to be black without hesitation in this way would be something very typical of her. The charm point we wanted to accentuate the most are the roses that are attached to the dress.

Bath Towel

バスタオル姿

他の2人に比べてギリギリすぎるタ
オルの位置が実に蛇刳らしい。「見ら
れても恥ずかしい体ではない」と蛇
刳が堂々語っているとおり、特に隠
す事も考えていない様だ。

In comparison to the other two girls, the way in which the towel is positioned, barely covering anything, is actually also very Jakuri-ish. Like how Jakuri says that [it isn't embarrassing for me if anyone sees my body], you could also think that this towel actually doesn't cover anything in special.

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[Image]

凪良's
Column

Nagi's
Column

「OOなんて飾りです
偉い人にはそれがわからんのです」

[It has to be decorated with something like OO,
though I don't know if the higher-ups will like it]

さて問題です、
Oには何が入るでしょう?

Well, the problem would be:
what I am supposed to put in the Os?

ヒント:クロアのこだわり
Hint: Something about which Croix obsesses over.

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Cosmosphere

コスモスフィア

 ベータ純血種である蛇刳は、第三世代レ
ーヴァテイルである瑠珈やクローシェとは別
格の能力を備えている。そのため、彼女の
コスモスフィアはLv.1からLv.5まで、「完
全に作られた世界」として登場。ある意味、
蛇刳流のおふざけとも言えるが、それはつ
まり、蛇刳には最初から自分の精神世界を
見せる気がないということだ。しかし、い
くら世界最高のベータ純血種といえども、
彼女がレーヴァテイルであることもまた事
実。階層が深くなるにつれ、コスモスフィ
アは彼女の「創作物」から離れていき、本来
の深層心理にアプローチできるようになる。

As a Pureblooded Beta-type, Jakuri was endowed with special abilities that surpass the ones of Third Generations such as Luca and Cloche. Because of that, all of her Cosmosphere from Lv. 1 to Lv. 5 appears in the game as a [completely created world]. This means that Jakuri only planned it to be a playground of sorts, since she never had the intention of showing her mind to anyone. However, even if she is the ultimate Pureblooded Beta-type, this doesn't change the fact that she is still a Reyvateil. Once the deeper stratums of her Cosmosphere are reached, it detaches itself from being a [fabrication] of hers, and you become able of approaching to her true deep psyche.

Deep Psyche

深層心理

 蛇刳のコスモスフィアで展開するのは、
いわゆる学園ものもドタバタラブコメ。大
鐘堂学園を舞台に、クロアは「馬渡畔章」と
して、蛇刳は「塔ヶ崎美羽」として勲.....とい
った具合に、それぞれに役割が与えられて
いる。お芝居のようなものとはいえ、登場
するキャラクター陣は「蛇刳がそう思ってい
る」性格付けがなされているため、蛇刳の
視線が見えて面白いだろう。
 人間を受け入れる気がなかった蛇刳は、
クロアたちにはこの作られた世界だけを見
せるつもりだった。しかし、思いがけずパラ
ダイムシフトを重ねることとなり、蛇刳自身
の意識が及ばない深層心理を開示していく。
そこから見えるのは、人間への強烈な憎悪。
そして何よりも、ひとつの世界を半壊させ
たことへの深い自責の念だった。

Jakuri's Cosmosphere develops itself as a so-called high-school slapstick love comedy. Having the Grand Bell High as its setting, Croix has the role of [Mawata Kuroaki], while Jakuri has the role of [Togasaki Miu].... these are the roles that both were given in the story. And like any drama, the other characters that come in are [because of how Jakuri imagined them to be], and because she thought it would be fun to see them acting like that. Since Jakuri didn't have the intention of taking humans inside her mind, she simply created and showed a fabricated world to Croix and his friends. However, because of the multiple and unexpected Paradigm Shifts, Jakuri couldn't continue making her conscious self-control her deep psyche, and she was forced to expose it. What can be seen from that point onwards is her intense hatred towards the humans. And more than anything, you can also see the feelings of guilt that she carries for having partially destroyed one of the few remaining regions in the world.

Lv. 1~5 Dispatching the Combatants (Temp Battle Member) and Others

派遣戦闘員 ほか

 そこは人間と魔神の戦う世界。馬渡畔章は、
はみだし者のクラスメイト・塔ヶ崎美羽にひか
れていく。しかし、その美羽こそが、この世界
を恐怖に包む魔神ミュロスの正体だった。決し
て相容れない、人間と魔神という関係ながら
も、少しずつ心を寄せ合っていく2人。しかし、
最終的には戦うことになってしまう。軽いノリ
ながら、悲恋を題材にしたラブストーリーだ。

That was a world where the humans and a demon fought against each other. Kuroaki Mawata was charmed by his odd classmate, Togasaki Miu. However, Miu herself also was actually the demon that caused terror in this world: Miros. And even though It was impossible for a human and a demon like them to establish a relationship, their hearts steadily connected together. While it's pretty light in general, it's also a sorrowful a love story with an impossible love as its main theme.

Lv. 6 Fragments of a Heart (Fragment of Mind)

心の破片

 想定外のパラダイムシフトを許しったことから
蛇刳の題在意識は限界に達し、彼女が演出して
いた世界は崩壊した。世界のベースはこれまで
の作り話の延長上にあるものの、魔神ミュロス
は本気で人間への憎悪をむきだしにする。蛇刳
の深層心理で、彼女がいかに人間を本気で憎
んでいるかがうかがえる場面だ。しかし、一方で、
「人間との共存を望む蛇刳」が姿を見せた。

Because she allowed the Paradigm Shifts to trigger beyond what she expected, Jakuri reached the limits of her consciousness, and her fabricated world collapsed. Even here, the world is also like an extension of the fabricated story that Jakuri made, but the hatred towards the humans that demon Miros displays here is a very real thing. This is the place where you will be able to see if Jakuri actually despises humans, given that this is within her deep psyche. However, on the other hand, the [Jakuri that wishes to coexist with the humans] also appears here.

Lv. 7-C Crime

罪~クライム~

 自分がかつてミュールだった頃、人間にど
んな仕打ちを受けてきたか。なぜ蛇刳が、こ
んなにも人間を憎んでいるのか。蛇刳はそれ
を、クロアに直接体験させる形で伝えようと
した。そして、彼女が報復として人間にどんな
行いをしてきたかを告白する。蛇刳が背負う
業のあまりの重さと、彼女の胸を痛めつづけ
る罪の意識が開示されていく。

When she was still known as Mir, what kind of bad treatments did she receive from the humans? Why does Jakuri hate humans to that extent? This was the way in which Jakuri allowed Croix directly experience how that was. Also, she showed to him what was going to do to the humans in vengeance for what they did to her. Jakuri carries a great quantity of karma upon her, and this also discloses how much her self-consciousness of her sins has hurt her heart.

Lv. 7-P Punishment

罰~パニッシュメント~

 蛇刳の自責の念は、異なる2つの方向性で
せめぎあっていた。数百万人もに命を奪った
以上、生きていてはいけないという思い。一
方で、人間と共存し、世界を再生することで罪
をあがなおうとする思い。しかし、人間への憎
しみが消えた蛇刳にとって、かえって罪の意識
は加速していく。白と黒の衣装で象徴される2
人の蛇刳は、自らを処刑しようとするのだった。

Jakuri has always resented about her actions in two different ways because of the extent of her feelings of guilt. Because of having done no more and less than taking the lives of millions of people, she thinks she shouldn't have been allowed to live. On the other way, she also thinks that she wants to coexist with the humans, and atone for her sins through the restoration of the world. However, because the Jakuri that despises humans disappeared, her feelings of guilt not only returned, but also were intensified. Her personalities dressed in white and black represents both of the forms of her feelings of guilt, and she was going to carry out her own execution.

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Lv. 8 Getting out of the Womb (Escape from the Womb)


 人間を憎んでいた蛇刳と、共存したかった蛇
刳、その双方を受け入れたクロアによって、蛇
刳の精神は救われた。そして迎えたこの階層
で、クロアを待っていたのは、生まれたままの
純真無垢な蛇刳。蛇刳が普通のレーヴァテイ
ルとして生を受けてさえいれば、ここまで深い
憎悪を抱かなかったことは想像に難くない。つ
いに、蛇刳は自らの本質を取りもどした。

Because Croix accepted both the Jakuri that despised the humans, and the Jakuri that wished to coexist, he saved Jakuri's mind. So when he reached this stratum, the one that was waiting for him was Jakuri in her purest form, how she was when she was just born. It isn't difficult to think that if Jakuri had been born as a normal Reyvateil, she wouldn't have hated the humans so deeply. And with this, Jakuri was able to return to her true self.

Lv. 9 How Love Stabs (The Way Love Pierces)

愛の刺し方

 蛇刳のすべてを受け入れたクロアを最後に
待っていたのは、ふたたび「作り話」の世界。す
べてをクロアに開示した蛇刳と、それを受け入
れたクロアは、完了の儀式をすべくチャペルに
並ぶ。しかし、クロアを受け入れることはでき
ても、蛇刳は最後まで自分を許せなかった。蛇
刳がクロアに出した最後の要求。それは、クロ
アの手で自分を刺すことだった。

That which waited for Croix after he had accepted everything about Jakuri was once again the world of the [fabricated story]. Given that Jakuri had already shown everything to Croix, and Croix accepted everything about her, the normal thing to do was going to the chapel to perform the completion ceremony. However, and although she was able to accept Croix, Jakuri couldn't allow herself this, even at the very end. When Jakuri left the chapel, and Croix chased her, she asked him a final request. That request was that Croix stabbed and killed her with his own hands.

Jakuri's Imaginary World

蛇刳の妄想世界

蛇刳のコスモスフィアは、途中までは完全に彼女自身の手によって紡がれている。
つまりここで語られる仮想世界は、すべてが蛇刳の妄想の産物なわけだ。そう考え
て舞台設定に目を向けると、彼女の趣味や理想が見てとれるだろう。

Half of Jakuri's Cosmosphere is something that she created by herself. In other words, this means that here we will be talking about the imaginary world: about all the products of Jakuri's imagination. If you examine the setting of the story with that way of thought, you should be able to see some of her hobbies and ideals.

Doll House


美羽がバイトしていた、怪しげな雰囲気
のドールショップ。スピリガンナーがあ
ちこちで活躍していることからもわかる
ように、蛇刳はメイド服などの定番コス
プレファッションを好む。しかし一筋縄
ではいかないのが蛇刳の趣味で、このド
ールハウスもどこか退廃的で、病んだ印
象を持っている。

This is the place where Miu used to work part-time: a doll shop that exudes a very suspicious atmosphere. Since she works here while wearing her Spree Gunner costume, you can also imagine that Jakuri likes a lot the maid costumes and other similar things, which have become a staple of the cosplay fashions. However, Jakuri's tastes are pretty difficult to deal with, so because of this doll house being very decadent, it also leaves a pretty sick impression.

Sea of Num

ナムの海

幻想的な光景の海辺。美羽はここで、畔
章と海辺のデートを楽しみ、淡い恋心に
気づいた。なお、ここは蛇刳のコスモス
フィア内で唯一、現在する場所だ。海の
向こうに見えるのは、蛇刳の心が収まる
場所、エオリアの塔。彼女が400年を
過ごした、アルトネリコ第一塔である。彼
女にとって故郷であり、帰るべき場所だ。

A beach that has a very fantastical scenery. This is the place where Miu and Kuroaki had fun during their little beach date, and where they realized that their fleeting love had awakened. By the way, among the places in Jakuri's Cosmosphere, this is the only one that actually exists in the real world. Beyond the sea you can see the place in which Jakuri's mind is located: the Tower of Eoria. The same place where she spent almost 400 years: the First Tower of Ar tonelico. That place is her hometown, and as such, she is bound to go back there.

[Images]

貴様...何故剣を捨てた...!
Damn you... Why you threw away your sword...!?

夢のような世界を創るの。
I will make a dream-like world.

これから私の処刑を行う。
My execution starts now.

いい...このまま...繋いでて...。
It's okay... we can be together... like this...

体が....気持ち良くて、変...になっちゃいそう。
My body... feels so good... and it's turning into something so weird.

今、忙しいの。
I'm busy now.

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Bonds


Infelsphere

インフェルスフィア

メタファリカを紡ぐ資格を持った2人の御子、瑠珈とクローシェ。彼女たちメタフ
ァリカを完成させるまでには、数々の試練があり、衝突があった。スープに導か
れながらともに挑んだインフェルスフィアでは、ある時はケンカし、ある時はじゃ
れあいながら少しずつ成長していく。そして、互いの境遇や人間関係などを経験
しあい、本音をぶつけあうことで、メタファリカを紡げるまでに2人の絆を深めて
いったのだ。

Luca and Cloche are the two Maidens that were qualified to create Metafalica. And in order for them to reach the point in which they would be able to do so, they would have to pass many trials, and collide with each other. Guided by Soope, they challenged the Infelsphere, where at times they fought against each other, where at times they had to talk to each other, and ultimately, steadily grow together. And thus, they also got to experience how the other lived and related to the people, and by letting their true intentions clash against each other, their bonds finally deepened enough for the both of them to create Metafalica.

Lv. 1 Environment

境遇

Luca

 明日の食事を心配するような貧しい家庭
で、周囲に笑顔を振りまきながら自分の立
ち位置を守ってきた。イヤな客にも耐え、
世の中の不条理に振り回されながら。

Because of her poor family, which lived worrying about if they would have food for the next day, she had to live smiling to everyone around her, while still protecting her own position. She had even to endure horrendous customers, which was an abuse even in an absurd society.

Cloche

 御子の重圧に耐えながら、誰とも交流を
持てずに孤独な時間を過ごしてきた。おしゃ
べりもできない、外出もできない。何ひとつ
自由のない、ただ勉強と修行だけの日々を。

She had to endure the pressure of being the Maiden, and she spent all of her time alone, without anyone she could talk to. She wasn't even able of talking to anyone; she wasn't even able of going out of the palace. She didn't have any kind of freedom, and she just spent her studying and training.


Lv. 2 Relationships

関係

Luca

 母子家庭にも関わらず、冷え切った家族仲。
一見たくさんの友達がいるように見えても、
ひょんなことで妬みや依存に変化してしまう、
気疲れする人間関係を築けなかった。

Despite being a fatherless family, the relationships between her mother and her became cold. And while at a glance it seemed that she had many friends, she had become unexpectedly envious and dependent on others and because of how tiring they were she never wanted to establish any kind of relationships with anyone.

Cloche

 自分の立場が絶対的すぎるゆえに、周囲に
は「主従」の関係しか存在しない。また、高貴
な身分ゆえ、なにをやっても周囲に迷惑をか
けてしまうために人間関係を築けなかった。

Because her position was even beyond the absolute level, her relationships with the people around her never were more than the [master and servant] kind. Still, because she was also a noble, everyone that tried to contact her in any way would just get in great trouble, so she never wanted to establish any kind of relationships with anyone.

Lv. 3 Love

恋愛

Luca

幼馴染みだけに、クロアの長所をたくさん
知っているのが強み。はじめは聆珈のために
近づいたとはいえ、クロアは瑠珈を気に入っ
ていたし、2人で積み重ねてきた歴史がある。

Even if he was only her childhood friend, Luca had as her forte knowing many of Croix's virtues. At first, she only got closer to him for Reisha, but later on, Croix began liking Luca, so both of them have quite a long story behind them.

Cloche

 クロアはもともと、クローシェに忠誠を誓
った騎士。御子と騎士とはいう、許されない間
柄ではありながら、クロアはすべてを知った
うえでクローシェの騎士であることを誓う。

From the start, Croix was one of the knights that had sworn their loyalty to Cloche. While they were a Maiden and knight, between which a relation couldn't be allowed, Croix still vowed to be a knight for Cloche after he knew everything he could about her.

Lv. 4 True Intentions

本音

Luca

 信じていた大鐘堂が虚偽に満ちていたこ
と、上流階級の人間が一般市民を理解して
いないことが許せない。そして、I.P.D.発症
を推進した御子は人殺しだとののしる。

Luca would never forgive the society of the elite, which didn't understand how the normal people lived and suffered, upon learning that the Grand Bell in which she believed was filled with lies and deception. And also, she insulted the Maiden that promoted the increase of the IPD outbreaks by calling her a murderer.

Cloche

 都合のいいときは支持し、少し雲行きが
怪しくなると一転して政治を批判する民衆
に幻滅している。また、八万美人の瑠珈は、
媚を売る浅ましい人間だと思っていた。

She seemed to be conveniently supported, but what seemed to be a small suspicious cloud finally ended turning into disillusionment once all of the people suddenly began criticizing the government of which she was part. Also, she thought that the incredibly beautiful Luca was no more than a wretched person that only bought the others with her flattery.

Lv. 5 Acknowledgement

承認

 お互いがそれぞれ境遇と人間関係を経験し、恋愛感情
を知り、本音をぶつけあうことで、2人は相手のすべてを
受け入れた。理解できてみれば、2人はそれぞれ、自分の
誤解や無知が溝を作ってしまったことに気づく。数々の
回想が巡り、どの場面でも、相手がどう思ってそういう行
動をとっていたのかが理解できた。
 そして、2人はインフェルスフィアのすべての試練をク
リアした。メタファリカを謳う資格を得た瑠珈とクローシ
ェは、本物の『焔』と『澪』の御子となったのだ。

They got to experience both the environment and relationships of the other, they learned of the feelings of love of the other, and by letting their true intentions collide, they at last completely accepted each other. Once they tried to understand each other, each one of them noticed that they had created a large gap between them because of their misunderstandings and ignorance. They revolved through many of their reminiscences, and no matter the place, they finally got to understand why the other thought in the way she did, and which were the motivations behind her actions. Thus, they finally managed to clear all of the trials of the Infelsphere. Now that Luca and Cloche had received the qualifications for singing Metafalica, they had finally become the true Maidens of [Homura] and [Mio].

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Until Both of them Create Metafalica

2人がメタファリカを紡ぐまで

 メタファリカが正しい形で謳われるまで、2人は
様々な経験した。謳うための条件がそろわないま
ま、瑠珈が単独でEXEC_METAFALICA/.を謳い、
魔大陸を生み出してしまったこと。神聖政府軍に
瑠珈が祭り上げられ、EXEC_HAIBANATION/.
を謳ったこと。クローシェが怒り狂民衆の前
でMETHOD_METAFALICA/.を謳ったこと。
長い旅で、2人の謳姫は想いを紡いできた。そ
うして深めてきた絆があって初めて、世界中の
人々とともにメタファリカが紡げたのだ。

Until the moment in which were able to sing Metafalica correctly, both of them passed through various experiences. Because the conditions for the singing weren't met at the time, when Luca tried to sing EXEC_METAFALICA/. by herself, this only ended creating a Deathlandia, and the only reason why the Sacred Army set up her in the Maiden position was to sing EXEC_HIBERNATION/. Cloche had to sing METHOD_METAFALICA/. before the angry general populace. During their long travel, both of the songstresses were able to craft their feelings. Thus, only after their bonds deepened enough, it was that they were able to create Metafalica together with everyone in this region.

◆Luca and Cloche as Sisters◆

"姉妹"としての2人

 血こそ繋がっていないものの、瑠
珈とクローシェは姉妹である。2人は
互いに、幼かった頃の記憶を大切に
してきた。互いを姉妹だと認識して
からは、これまで失われていた時間
を埋めるかのように、仲むつまじい姿
を見せている。旅の途中はケンカば
かりしていた2人ではあるが、瑠珈の
聆珈に会いたかった気持ち、クロー
シェの家族を欲しかった気持ちは、
強い想いとして最後まで残っている。
 ちなみに、本編でどのヒロインと
もエンディングを迎えなかった場合
は、瑠珈とクローシェのささやかな
エピソードを垣間見ることができる。
姉に甘えるクローシェと、お姉ちゃん
ぶるわりに妹がかわいくてたまらな
い瑠珈。姉妹としてふれあう2人の
様子は見ていて微笑ましい。

While they aren't related by blood, Luca and Cloche are indeed sisters. Both of them have memories from their early childhoods that they keep as very precious things. And after they recognized each other as sisters, they displayed having a very harmonious and good friendship, which was intended by them to cover all the time they lost while they were separated from each other. While they fought against each other many times during the course of this journey, Luca's feelings of wanting to find Reika, and Cloche's feelings of wanting to have a family, at the end remained as very strong feelings.

By the way, in case you choose the ending of any heroine excepting for Luca and Cloche, you will be able to see a very brief episode involving the two of them. You will see Cloche trying to act overly sweet towards her older sister, and Luca adopting the role of older sister not swayed by the sweetness of her little sister. It is a very pleasing scene that will allow you to see how they treat each other as sisters.

[Images]

最初に会ったときから、ずっと一緒にいるのが嫌だったよ。
貴方がずっと鬱陶しくて仕方なかった。最初に会ったときから...

Since I met you, I always despised every moment we were together. I couldn't do anything but getting depressed when you were around...

私は...クローシェ様と一緒に、メタファリカを謳い、
そして緑の大地を生み出すことを宣言します!
私は...ルカと共に、メタファリカを謳い、
緑の大地を生み出すことを宣言します。

I declare... that I will sing Metafalica with Lady Cloche, and with it, we will create the green land!
I declare... that I shall sing Metafalica together with Luca, and with it, we will create the green land.

ありがとー! お姉ちゃん大好きー!
 はい、あげパンで良ければどうぞう。
Thank you! I love you, Sis!
 Okay, if you like donuts, here you go.

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Early Childhood

幼小期

瑠珈と聆珈が「家族」で過ごした時間は、
わずか3年だった。しかし2人の脳裏には、
一緒に暮らしていた頃の幸せな記憶ばか
りが残っている。そんな、大切な記憶とし
て登場する幼小期・少女期のイラストを、
2人一緒に掲載した。

The time that Luca and Reika spent together as a [family] was only of three years. However, within their minds, many memories of the happy times they lived together still remain. Because of that, here we are publishing the illustrations of how they looked in their early childhood and childhood, which is how they appear within their precious memories.

[Images]

クローシェ
11才

Cloche at
11 years.

瑠珈
13才

Luca at
13 years.

聆珈
3才

Reika at
3 years.

瑠珈
5才

Luca at
5 years.

レイカちゃんの為に、石をやっつけたよ!!
レイカもつよくなるもん! レイカもお姉ちゃん護るもん!!

I kicked a stone for Reika!!
I’ll become strong too! I'll protect Sis too!!

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