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メタ・ファルス史
The History of Metafalss

メタ・ファルスの歴史は、メタファリカ実現
への苦難の道である。それは、いつの時代
でも人々の心に希望として存在していた。

The history of Metafalss is actually their hard path towards the realization 
of Metafalica. And that is because no matter the age in which the people lived, 
the hope always existed in their hearts.

The Origins of Metafalss

第一紀において、長らく世界の中心として君
臨していたのは、宗王国エル・デュエルと48の同
盟国からなるシル・クラスタと呼ばれる国家であ
る。また、ソル・シエールと呼ばれる国家も高い
技術力で繁栄していた。これらの国々に住む
人々は、物的な充足に対して飽くなき探求心を
持って発展している。そんななか、物質至上主義
ではない文化を持つ地域がメタ・ファルスだった。
メタ・ファルスという国は、音科学がこの世界
に誕生するずっと以前から精神的な充足を至
上とする思想を持っていた。そのため、ソル・ク
ラスタを筆頭とする物質至上の文明からは取り
残されていたが、文化や精神レベルに関しては
決して後れを取りっている訳ではなかった。むしろ
人々の思想の崇高さなどは、世界最高の水準
だったと言っても過言ではない。

During the First Era, the nations that acted as the main rulers of the world 
were the main kingdom of El Duel, and its 48 allied nations, which formed 
the nation of Sol Cluster. Still, while the nation of Sol Ciel wasn't a 
large state, it prospered thanks to its high degree of technological advancement.
Given that the people of all these nations had a very materialistic outlook 
of the world, they developed hearts that were pretty much insatiable for 
many aspects. However, among them, there was another nation whose culture 
didn't develop materialism as their central way of thinking, called Metafalss.

This nation was populated by people whose outlook on life was very spiritualist,
since a long time before the discovery of Sound Science. Because of that, 
it was left behind by the materialistic superior civilizations leaded by 
Sol Cluster, but that doesn't mean at all that their spiritualist level 
and civilization were being what delayed their technological advancing. 
Rather, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that the nobility of the ideals 
of the people that lived in Metafalss was the highest that existed in the 
world.

The Teachings of Metafalss

メタ・ファルスでは宗教的な思想が中心にあ
ったが、偶像は存在しない。そこには詩魔法の
力に優された12賢人と呼ばれる月奏(つきかな
で)が国政を担当しており、階層関係は存在
しない。国民の最低限の生活は部分配給制
で保証され、個人の努力は貢献報酬によって
評価された。犯罪もほとんどなく、第一紀にお
いてこれほど平和で文化的な地域はほかに見
当たらなかったほどである。
メタ・ファルスの民は、己のなかにある詩を
信じて生きていた。詩の力の大きさは波動レ
ベル(音科学におけるコスモスフィアのレベル)
と呼ばれ、波動レベルが高まる事で、強力な
力が得られると信られていた。「詩の力は個
に貢献し、強い詩の力は皆に貢献する」。こう
した教えを子供の頃から受けてきたメタ・ファ
ルスの民にとって、隣人のために田畑を耕し、
隣人のために詩と心を極めることは当然の行
動だったのだ。
メタ・ファルス文明には、物質的な遺産が極
端に少ない。それは、この文明が物を創るとい
う事に積極的ではなかったためだ。
「詩の力を手にした人類は、いつまでも物質
に頼っていてはならない。物を創るという事は、
人々にとっては創造であっても、その元である
木や石にとっては破壊でしかなく、世界の摂理
に反することだ」
この文化においては、そう伝えられていた。
そのため、最小限の建物以外は何もなく、詩
魔法のほかに武器も無かった。他の地域が波
動科学の研究に躍起になっていたころも、メ
タ・ファルスはヒュムノス語による世界意志と
の疎通を行なっており、ソル・クラスタなどとは
独立した形で進化していくことになる。12賢人
が中心となって創りあげた「メタファルス律」と
言われるヒュムノス語は、ほかの地域では真
似のできない強力かつ繊細な力を発揮。
その力は困難と言われていた「無の状態から
物を作り出すこと」までも成し遂げていたのだ。
しかし、そのためには途方もない精神力と純粋
な想いが必要で、成功率も低かった。
そのメタファルス律は、現在でも最強のヒュ
ムノスとして多用されており、古代言語として
「古メタファルス律」の名で知られる。

Even though the ideologies of the Metafalssians were pretty religious at 
their core, they didn't have any images. And even though the ones that had 
the strongest power in Song Magic were the Tsukikanade (Moon Chanters) called 
the Twelve Sages, which were on charge of the political matters in the land, 
there weren't any hierarchical relationships. Even the lowest of the countrymen 
had their lives guaranteed by the government, and the individual efforts 
of the people were remunerated in proportion to their extent. There was 
almost no crime, and thanks to this peace, the culture in Metafalss prospered 
to levels that no other region in the world could even dream of achieving.
The people in Metafalss lived believing that the Songs were within themselves,
and they also believed that the strength of their Songs, called the Wave 
Level (which we know as Cosmosphere Level from Wave Science), would allow 
them to receive more power the more their wave levels rose. [The power of 
a Song is made from the contribution of an individual, while the power of 
an strong Song is made from the contributions of everyone]. Such were the 
teachings that the people received since they were young children, and also, 
given that the neighbors used to plow the cultivating fields for each other, 
they also did their best at researching the Songs and the heart for the 
sake of their neighbors.
In the Metafalssian civilization, the quantity of material inheritances 
was extremely low, and this was because this land wasn't very active when 
it comes to producing material goods.
[If mankind receives the blessing of being able to harness the Songs, they 
won't need to rely into materials things anymore. Even if the people try 
to make things for themselves, by doing so, they are destroying the trees 
and stones they use as their fundamental materials, which goes against the 
Providence of the World].
That is what was handed down in this culture. Because of that, there wasn't 
any building in it aside from the bare minimum, and they didn't have any 
weapons beside their Song Magic. And once the other regions began to desperately 
research under the terms of Wave Science, Metafalss focused in the mutual 
understanding with the Will of the World through the Hymmnos language, which 
developed independently from Sol Cluster and all of the other regions. This 
was how the form of the Hymmnos language we call the [Metafalss Note] was 
created, having the Twelve Sages as its main creators. This Note was special 
because it displayed an strong, yet delicate power that the other regions 
weren't able to replicate.
It was said that this power was able of making even complicated things, 
such as [Creating something out from nothingness]. However, given that something 
like this would require an absurd level of mind power and pure feelings, 
it had an extremely low success rate.
The Metafalss Note is still used for many things in the current times; and 
it's still recognized as the most powerful note, but given that it's made 
from archaic words, now it's known under the name of [Ancient Metafalss 
Note].

The Utopia of Metafalica

3000年代初頭、メタ・ファルスでは人
口増加による土地不足が深刻化してい
た。部分配給制にも滯りが出はじめ、民
衆の不満も増大。ついに森を切り開くこ
とを推進する人々が現われる。自然を破
壊する開発は、それまでの思想ではタブ
ーとされていたはずだった。平穏な時期
は終わりを告げたのである。
その一方で、メタファルス律は着々と研
究が進められ、ある程度大きな物質をヒ
ュムノス語で生み出すことが可能なとこ
ろまで達していた。この事実は人々に希
望を与え、皆が新天地に想いを馳せるよ
うになる。ヒュムノス語によって創られた
大地を空高く浮かべる。その大地は詩に
よって成長し、詩によって潤う......。それ
が、彼らが夢見た詩魔法による新天地だ
ったのである。人々は、この理想郷のこと
をメタ・ファルス人のメタ・ファルス人によ
る新しい大地、すなわち「メタファリカ」と
呼ぶようになった。
しかし、当時のヒュムノス語は創った物
質を維持するために謳い続けなければな
らず、さらに大陸という程の大きさのも
のを産み出すことには一度も成功してい
なかった。メタファリカの実現には多くの
困難がともなっており、この段階では荒
唐無稽な夢物語でしかなかったのだ。

This was something that started around the beginning of year 3000, when 
the lack of habitable land became an increasingly grave problem to the people 
because of the continued increase in population. Even the government began 
to become inefficient in solving this problem, leading to an increase in 
the dissatisfaction of the people. There were even people that supported 
the idea of clearing more land by cutting down the forests, but that idea 
was viewed as a taboo by the Metalfassian society, and as such, it was turned 
down. That was the announcement of the end of the peaceful times.
Meanwhile, they continued researching steadily the Metafalss Note, and they 
reached the conclusion that it was possible to create matter of enormous 
proportions through the Hymmnos language. This fact gave hope to the people, 
and became the driving force for the feelings they were putting in their 
new land and sky. A land floating in the sky, created by the Hymmnos language,
which would be expanded through Song Magic, and nurtured by the Songs... 
That was the Song Magic that everyone dreamed with at the time, which would 
let them to create a new land and sky. Given that it was a land made by 
the people of Metafalss, for the people of Metafalss, the ended calling it 
[Metafalica].
However, given that the Hymmnos language of the time required to continue 
singing without pause to maintain the physical shape of the created matter, 
specially for creating something as enormous as a continent, its creation 
ended in a complete failure. The realization of Metafalica also brought 
a great number of distresses to the people, and at this stage, it was nothing 
more than an absurd, empty dream.

The First Era - The Prelude to the Present

音科学誕生後の世界の歴史は、大きく分け
て第一紀から第三紀までに分類される。この
うち、3040年に発生したグラスノインフェリア
までの期間が第一紀とされており、メタ・ファル
スでは12賢人が統制するスピリチュアルな思
想を持った文化の興隆と衰退、エル・エレミア
との接触と第二塔の建設などが大きな歴史的
事項である。なお、この歴史の分類に関して
は、3772年時点でのソル・シエールの視点に
立って定められたものを基準としている。メタ・
ファルスではグラスノインフェリア後を第二
紀・第三紀と分けて考えていない。

The history after the discovery of Sound Science is divided into three great 
periods, called the First, the Second, and the Third Eras. In these, the 
First Era was the one that extended from the discovery of Sound Science 
until the Grathnode Inferia catastrophe, during which Metafalss was still 
ruled by its Twelve Sages and its spiritual ideologies, and the raise and 
decay of its civilization, its contacts with El Elemia, and finally, the 
construction of the Second Tower, all were facts that happened during this 
great historical period. Furthermore, in relation to how the Eras are divided,
the 3772 year is seen from the viewpoint of the chronology that was established 
in Sol Ciel. In Metafalss, no one thinks or knows that the period of time 
after the Grathnode Inferia is divided into the Second and Third Eras.

Timeline

Year Event
3016 Meeting between El Elemia and Metafalss
3021 Metafalss and El Elemia begin the conjunct development of [Project

Metafalica]

3026 Design concept for Sol Marta complete. Starts the work on the second

and third tower projects.

3027 Begins the construction of Sol Marta above the land of Metafalss.

The construction is done in the suburbs, because the project leaders feared it could cause a revolt among the people.

3031 The first Reyvateil is completed in Sol Ciel. Birth of "Eoria".
3032 The second Reyvateil, Frelia, is born, and then, is sent over to

Metafalss.

3033 Frelia sets foot on the land of Metafalss at the age of 6 years.

Meets Jaza. Frelia begins going to school.

3034 Frelia meets Enja, son of Crijaba, one of the 12 Wise Men.
3037 Main System Department of Sol Marta completed. The development administration

is transferred over to Metafalss.

3038 Frelia departs for Sol Marta at the age of 11 years. Sol Marta elevates

to the higher reaches of the atmosphere.

3040 Year of the Grathnode Inferia


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Start of Project Metafalica (3016~3032)

3032年、ソル・シエールのエル・エレミアという
地域から使節団が到来した。この当時、新興国
であるエル・エレミアを知る者は少なかったが、彼
らの持つ音科学の技術はメタ・ファルスに大きな
衝撃を与えた。保守派の反対を押し切り、メタ・
ファルスはエル・エレミアとの交流を開始する。
これがメタ・ファルスの最大の転換期となった。
一方、エル・エレミアにとって、メタ・ファルス
人の練り上げたメタファルス律は最強の武器と
なり得た。波動科学に溺れていた彼らには、科
学以外の方法で新たにヒュムノス語を紡ぐこと
が考えられなかったのだ。エル・エレミアは、自
分たちの持つ波動科学の技術供与をする代わ
りにメタファルス律の公開を要求した。その見
返りとしてメタ・ファルスが得たのが、最新技術
の粋たるレーヴァテイル・オリジン二号体、フレ
リアの貸与である。両国はフレリアを用いた共
同プロジェクト「プロジェクト・メタファリカ」を立
ち上げ、メタ・ファルスの地に導力増幅塔「アル
トネリコ」を創造すべく行動を開始した。

At 3032, a delegation of the city of El Elemia, located in the region of 
Sol Ciel, came to Metafalss. At the time, there were very few people that 
knew about the emerging nation of El Elemia, but the Sound Science technologies 
that they brought with them caused a great shock in Metafalss. Even though 
the conservatives opposed to this, they were ignored, and finally, El Elemia 
and Metafalss began working together.
This was the biggest transition phase for Metafalss. As for El Elemia, they 
acquired a very powerful weapon thanks to the polishing of the Metafalss 
Note, given that it was a kind of Hymmnos language created by methods that 
they, who indulged so much into Wave Science, would have never thought of. 
However, in exchange for giving to Metafalss their cooperation and sharing 
their Sound Science technologies, the Elemians demanded the Metafalss Note 
to be disclosed to the public. Thanks to these collateral exchanges it was 
that El Elemia lent to Metafalss one of the newest results of their technologies: 
their Second Reyvateil Origin, Frelia. Both nations agreed to start a conjunct 
project that used the powers of Frelia, and thus said project, under the 
name of [Project Metafalica], was setup. The Project started with the construction 
of a Symphonic Power Amplification Tower of [Ar tonelico] over the land 
of Metafalss.

The Development of Sol Marta

ソル・マルタは、"母なる光"の名を持つ人工
衛星である。詩魔法の力を増幅し、高いエネル
ギー強度の導力波を放射するこの人工衛星に
は、詩による塔の創造という、驚くほどに壮大な
想いが込められていた。ソル・マルタはエル・エレ
ミア政府が国家プロジェクトとして設計したもの
で、メタファルス律による詩を増幅する機能を持
つ。エル・エレミアがメタファルス律と出会った段
階で開発が始まっていたが、このときエル・エレミ
アはレーヴァテイルの開発にも着手しており、そ
の成功を確信。レーヴァテイルの力を使うことを
前提としてソル・マルタを設計した。メタ・ファルス
の人里離れた地域で建設が進められたソル・マ
ルタは、3037年にコア部分が完成し、翌年に浮
上。そして、フレリアはソル・マルタと自身が創り
だした「神の製図器」(P.102参照)を用い、塔の
建設に着手していくのである。

Sol Marta is an artificial satellite, whose name translates to "Motherly 
Light" in the Hymmnos language. It works as an amplifier for the powers 
of Song Magic, and also, as an artifact that emits Dynamic Waves of a great 
energy and strength, and we can see the intensity of the feelings of these 
waves given that they were used for a feat such as creating a Tower. Sol 
Marta was designed as a project whose functions were amplifying the powers 
of the songs that use the Metafalss Note by the nation of El Elemia, and 
its development began after the Elemians learned about the Metafalss Note. 
However, at that time, the Elemians were more than convinced that the project 
would be success, given that around that time they also started working 
in the development of the Reyvateils, and they ended becoming the preamble 
to the construction of Sol Marta. Its development was continued in the remote 
region of Metafalss, and finally, around year 3037, its core part was completed,
and it was sent to the atmosphere the following year. Once there, Frelia 
started her works on constructing the Tower, using the [Divine Drafters] 
(details on P. 102) that were created by Sol Marta and herself.

P79 sol marta

人工衛星ソル・マルタの外観。ソ
ル・マルタは、はるか大気圈の彼
方、超高々度に浮かんでいる。

The artificial satellite Sol Marta, looked from the outside. It floats currently 
at great altitudes, going even beyond of the reaches of the atmosphere.

Project Metafalica

フレリアは詩を謳うことに特化した能力を
持つ。メタファルス律を自在に謳えるようプ
ログラムされていたため、一分の欠損もなく
想定した理想値を返すことができたのだ。フ
レリアさえいれば確実に大地、つまりメタフ
ァリカを創造できるはずだった。
しかし、両国の自的は食い違いを見せる。
メタ・ファルスは緑の大地の創造を求めたのに
対し、エル・エレミアは塔(アルトネリコ)の建
設が目的だった。そこで、まずは塔を創造し、
その後大陸を創る、ということで落ち着いた。
このフレリアによる巨大建造物構築計画
は、メタ・ファルスの伝承にちなんで「プロジ
ェクト・メタファリカ」と呼ばれた。

Frelia's singing has special abilities. Given that she was programmed to 
sing using the Metafalss Note as much as she wants, she is able to continue 
singing at optimal conditions without needing even a minute of resting in 
compensation. The people were completely sure that as long as Frelia was 
with them, the creation of the land, better said, of Metafalica, would be 
a reality.
However, both nations had different goals on mind.
In contrast to the wishes of Metafalss of creating the green land they wished 
for, the goals of El Elemia were the construction of another Tower (Ar tonelico).
Because of that, it was decided that the Tower would be built first, and 
the green land would come later on, thus ending the disputes. Given that 
Frelia would be in charge of the plans for constructing such a massive structure,
the Project ended being called [Project Metafalica], following the legends 
of Metafalss.

P79 frelia

ソル・マルタに描かれたプロジェクト・メタファリカのロ
ゴ。フレリアの羽根は「新たなる大地の象徴」を表す。

This is the Project Metafalica logo that was drawn in Sol Marta. Frelia's 
wings are represented here as the [Symbol of a New Land].

The Reyvateil Origin "Frelia"

P79 frelia2

Frelia

フレリアは世界で二番目に作られたレーヴァ
テイル、すなわちレーヴァテイル・オリジン二号
体にあたる。塔アルトネリコを管理するために
作られた一号体エオリア(シュレリア)は、レー
ヴァテイル・オリジンだけが持つ特殊な器官で
あるI/Oを用いて塔に直結し、塔そのものと
なって生きていくことを目的としていた。しか
し、続いて開発された二号体フレリアの目的は、
メタ・ファルスで塔を創造するために詩を謳う
ことだった。
レーヴァテイル・オリジンは、生成された直後
は三極式共鳴培養槽で育てられる。1年後、培
養槽から出た時点人間でいえば6歳相当と
なる身体を持ち、その後12年の歳月を経て臨
界(成人)に達する。フレリア(ヒュムネコード:
FRELIA_ANSUL_SOLMARTA)は、生まれ
て数日も経たないうちに培養槽ごとメタ・ファル
スに送られ、最初6年はヒュムネコードを持た
ないレーヴァテイル・オリジンとして育てられた。
コードは含まれるソル・マルタ(SOLMARTA)と
は、プロジェクト・メタファリカで用いられる予
定の人工衛星の名を指す。
メタ・ファルスにやってきたフレリアを迎える
声は、すべてが暖かいものではなかった。人の
内なるもの、精神的な面に重きを置いていた
メタ・ファルスでは、エル・エレミアの科学はそ
れと逆行するものとして見られている。科学に
よって作り出された生命体であるフレリアの存
在に不安を感じているのは、この伝統を重ん
じる国家では誰もが同じだった。
それでも、メタ・ファルスの12賢人はフレリ
アを自分たちの仲間として迎え入れ、学校にも
通わせて他の人々と同じ生活をさせた。だが、
それは良い結果にはならなかった。フレリアは
周囲のメタ・ファルス人から迫害されて育つこ
とになる。
そんなフレリアにとって唯一の救いだったの
は、彼女の世話役であるジャザの存在だった。
ジャザはフレリアと心を通わせ、どんな辛いこ
とがあっても笑顔で過ごすべきことを教えた。
すべてを受け入れ、すべてを愛し、すべてを許
す。ジャザは、当時すでに歪んでしまっていた
その教えの本質を知る数少ない人間のひとり
だった。
その後、フレリアには同年代の友達もできた。
メタ・ファルス12賢人の1人、クリジャバの一人
息子、エンジャである。フレリアと心を通わせ
た彼は、のちに姿を変え、悠久の時をフレリア
とともに過ごすことになる。

Frelia is the second Reyvateil that was created in the world, namely, the 
second one of the Reyvateil Origins. Given that the first Origin Eoria (Shurelia)
was a Reyvateil created specifically for Administrating the Tower of Ar 
tonelico, she is the only Reyvateil Origin that has the special I/O interfaces 
for connecting directly to the Tower, allowing her to become one with the 
Tower, as it was the goal of her creator. However, the goals for the second 
Reyvateil that was developed, Frelia, were to create a Tower in the land 
of Metafalss through her singing.
The Reyvateil Origins are created immediately after their nurturing process 
in a Tripolar Resonance Incubator is complete. After around one year, they 
come out from the Incubator with an appearance equivalent to the one that 
a 6-year old human child would have, and after around 12 years, they reach 
their critical state (maturity). Frelia (Hymn Code: FRELIA_ANSUL_SOLMARTA) 
was sent over to Metafalss when she was still on the early stages of her 
development, and because of that, when she still had her 6 years old initial 
appearance, she was raised as a Reyvateil Origin without an Hymn Code. The 
SOLMARTA part that is contained in her current Code alludes directly to 
the artificial satellite (Sol Marta) that was planned to be used in Project 
Metafalica.
When Frelia finally arrived at Metafalss, the voices that greeted her weren't 
warm at all. That was because the people in Metafalss had fixated an enormous 
emphasis in their spiritualist mentalities, and as such, they looked at 
the science from El Elemia as mere aberrations. Obviously, the existence 
of a life form created through science, as Frelia was, only gave to them 
uneasiness, and everyone felt exactly like that because of how much this 
land honored its traditions.
However, the Twelve Sages of Metafalss welcomed Frelia as one of them, and 
they even let her attend schools so the people would grow accustomed to 
her presence. Still, that didn't have the desired results, since Frelia 
ended growing up persecuted by the people of Metafalss.
Only one thing saved Frelia from these dark days, and that was the existence 
of the person that acted as a mediator between her and the people: Jaza.
Frelia and Jaza shared their hearts with each other, and she taught Frelia 
that no matter how hard the situation was, she should always go through 
life with an smile. That she should accept everyone, love everyone, and 
forgive everyone. Jaza was one of the very few people that new the true 
essence of these teachings, since the majority of the people were corrupted 
already in these times.
After that, Frelia managed to make friends with others of her same age. 
However, her best friend was the only son of Sage Crijaba: Enja. He and 
Frelia shared their hearts with each other, and though his shape changed 
with the time, both continued spending their days together forever.

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Sol Marta Elevates to the Skies (3033~3040)

フレルアがソル・マルタとともに浮上するの
は、18歳相当まで成長したときと予定されてい
た。彼女は創られてすぐメタ・ファルスに送れ
たのち、現地の子供たちと学校に通うことにな
る。しかし、5年が経ってフレリアが11歳相当
に育ったとき、エル・エレミアからソル・マルタ
を浮上されるように通達があった。
当初の予定より7年も繰上げとなった結果、
計画は不完全なまま遂行されることになる。ソ
ル・マルタは完成しておらず、自力で導力を集
める機能が搭載されていなかった。導力供給
を完全に第一塔に頼らなければいけない状態
のまま、フレリアを乗せてソル・マルタは浮上を
決行したのである。
同乗者には、フレリアの護衛を兼ねるメンテ
ナンスロイドのライ、そしてのちにメタ・ファルス
の大賢者として名を残すジャザが選ばれた。
ジャザは当初、メタ・ファルスにやってきたフレ
リアの世話係を担当していた女性だったが、メ
タ・ファルス側の代表としてソル・マルタへの同
乗を願い出たのだった。

The original plans were that Frelia was to be sent to the exosphere together 
with Sol Marta as soon as she reached the age of 18 years. After she was 
sent over to Metafalss immediately after her creation, she attended school 
together with the local children. However, five years later, when Frelia 
reached the age of 11 years, a notification from El Elemia arrived, ordering 
Frelia to be sent to the exosphere at once.
As a consequence of moving the plans forward seven years ahead of their 
original timeframe, the project was accomplished in an imperfect way. Because 
Sol Marta was left incomplete, it wasn't equipped with the necessary facilities 
that allowed it to gather and produce Symphonic Power by itself. Instead, 
it would have to depend entire on the First Tower for its energy provision, 
but despite this, Frelia went on to the exosphere, riding on Sol Marta.
She was accompanied by a maintenance droid that also doubled up as Frelia's 
guardian, whose name was decided by the great sage that was going to be 
remembered forever in Metafalss: Jaza.
At the time, Jaza was the woman that was in charge of Frelia and her relationships 
with the people, and she pleaded to the directives, as the representative 
of Metafalss that they allowed the droid to accompany Frelia in Sol Marta.

Rhaki and Jaza

At2 p80 rhaki

Rhaki

フレリア、ラキとともにソル・マルタに乗り込ん
だジャザだったが、すぐに危険にさらされることと
なった。というもの、フレリアがガーディアンであ
るラキは、フレリアに対して干渉する存在すべ
てを危険分子とみなし、排除するようプログラム
されていたからである。
これについて、エル・エレミアの技術者からジ
ャザへの説明は一切なかった。ラキのプログラ
ムが始動すれば、すぐにでもジャザを殺そうとす
ることは明白だったはずなのだが......。フレリ
アの護衛役として選ばれたラキは、巫女装束に
身を包んだ可憐な少女の姿をしており、一見す
ると何の危険性もない存在に見える。しかし、
その戦闘能力は非常に高く、生身の人間がひ
とりでかなう相手ではなかったのだ。
フレリアに近づくことは命がけだったが、それ
でもジャザは、フレリアへ惜しみない愛情を注
ぎながら暮らしてきた。しかし、その日々はやが
て限界を迎える。浮上してから702日が経過し
たある日、ジャザはラキがエル・エレミアから受
信している恐ろしい情報を目にしてしまったのだ。
エル・エレミアの予定する計画には、メタファリ
カはどこにも存在していなかった。建設中の第
二塔は、あと4年もすれば姿を消してしまう。メ
タ・ファルスは欺かれていたのだ。
最重要機密を見られたラキは、エル・エレミア
からの指示に従い、ジャザを亡き者にすべく本
格的な攻撃をしかけてきた。抵抗する術を持た
ないジャザは、かろうじて緊急脱出用のポッドで
の脱出に成功。建設中の塔の頂上へとたどり
着いた。一方、ラキは、フレリアに「ジャザが地
上に帰った」とだけ伝えている。しかし、このとき
ジャザはフレリアの成長を促すプログラム、Dセ
ロファンを密かに持ち去っていたのだった。

Frelia embarked in Sol Marta together with Rhaki thanks to Jaza, however, 
this exposed her to danger almost immediately. This was because Rhaki, as 
Frelia's guardian, was programmed to exterminate anything that she considered 
as a threatening existence to Frelia.
And this was because Jaza didn't listen to the explanations that the El 
Elemia engineers gave to her. Once Rhaki's program was initialized, it was 
obvious that it would kill off Jaza, but.... she still chose Rhaki as Frelia's 
guardian because the Miko clothes that covered her body gave her the appearance 
of a lovely girl, and she didn't seem like a dangerous existence at all, 
at first glance.. However, her combat capabilities are extremely high, to 
the extent that no living human would be able to match her alone.
Even if she was constantly putting her life at risk by getting close to 
Frelia, Jaza always lived alongside her, giving all of her sincere love 
to Frelia. However, these days soon reached their end. 702 days after the 
ascent started, Jaza received terrible news from El Elemia via Rhaki. The 
project that El Elemia made was planned in such a way that Metafalica would 
never exist after all. The Second Tower, which was still under construction 
at the time, would be completely destroyed four years after that day. Metafalss 
was deceived by them.
Since Jaza saw important information with the highest level of secrecy, 
Rhaki was ordered by El Elemia to pursuit and attack her with all of her 
powers, until Jaza fell dead. Given that Jaza didn't have any ways to fight 
back against Rhaki, she barely got into an escape pod, and successfully 
got away from Sol Marta, arriving to the top of the Tower, still in construction.
Meanwhile, Rhaki just told Frelia that [Jaza has returned to the surface]. 
However, at this time, Jaza had already taken away in secret the program 
that stimulated Frelia's growth: the D-Cellophane.

The D-Cellophane

Dゼロファンとは、レーヴァテイルが順調に
成長しているかを確認するためのチェックサム
のようなもので、正しい成長の感情が記録さ
れている。グラスノ結晶でできており、基本
的にレーヴァイエルの成長過程ではインスト
ールしつづけて途中で抜くことはない。レー
ヴァテイルの成長具合をチェックする際は、D
セロファンに記録されているスペクトラム遺伝
子と、現在のレーヴァテイルのリアルスペクト
ラム遺伝子を照らし合わせ、許容範囲内であ
れば問題なし、と判断する。異常がある場合
は許容範囲内に補正する形でNEE(レーヴァ
テイル生命維持機構)が成長を操作する。
Dセロファンはオリジンとベータ純血種には
必ずインストールされている。また、Dセロフ
ァンに記録された情報をインストールしたレ
ーヴァテイルに転写する性質を利用し、クロー
ニングにも使用される(第一紀で、ミシャなど
のリューン系譜のベータ純血種クローンと
創る際にも使われている)。
Dセロファンは成長の臨界に達したレーヴ
ァテイルには不要だが、臨界前に抜いてしま
うとNEEが発動し、成長が止停する。未成熟
のうちにDセロファンを失うと、それ以上は
育たなくなってしまうため、フレリアも13歳相
当で成長が止まってしまったというわけで。

The D-Cellophane is like a checksum for validating that the Reyvateil is 
growing up properly, given it has recorded the feelings of a correct growth. 
While it can be extracted and installed like a Grathnode Crystal, by nature, 
it's an essential part of the growing process of the Reyvateils, and as 
such, it shouldn't be removed during it. Whenever it validates how the Reyvateil 
is growing, the Spectrum Gene recorded in the D-Cellophane is compared against 
the Real Spectrum the Reyvateil has at the time, and then, the D-Cellophane 
judges if the growth is inside of her tolerance level. Then, if there are 
any anomalies, the LEM (the Life Extending Mechanism of the Reyvateil) sends 
over a signal to correct them, and afterwards, it proceeds to make the Reyvateil 
grow by allowing the sending of waves.
The D-Cellophane is also an important part of the composition of the Origins 
and the Pureblooded Beta-Types, and as such, it's compulsory to Install 
it into them. However, the information recorded in the D-Cellophane it's 
also used for transcribing genetic data because of its nature, one of its 
principal applications being cloning (during the First Era, they were used 
for at the of making clones of the Pureblooded Beta-Types, similarly to 
how it was also done with Misha and her Lune lineage).
The D-Cellophane is not needed for a Reyvateil to reach maturity, however, 
if it's extracted before she reaches that stage, the LEM will invoke at 
once the instruction to completely halt her physical growth. This is the 
reason behind Frelia getting her growth stopped at the age of 13 years: 
because her D-Cellophane was removed when she was still young, she couldn't 
continue growing anymore.

Onwards to the Construction of the Second Tower

塔の建設(創造)は、ソル・マルタが浮上する
とともに3038年から始まった。まずフレリアは、
彼女にとっての製図器に相当する3つの巨大な
リングと、1つの水平なリングを紡ぎ出す。これ
らのリングを使って塔を創造していった。
ソル・マルタのなかでフレリアが謳いながら踊
す。その妖精のような華麗な舞いに合わせて、
水平のリングを基準に、3つのリングが軽やか
に回転していった。そして図面と寸分の狂いも
なく、中空に「塔」を形成していく。縦回転する
リングが完成部分の塔とぶつかるときは、その
瞬間だけリングが非物質化してすり抜ける。こ
の神業は軽やかに、かつ高速で進められ、少し
ずつ塔を形作っていった。華麗なリングの動き
は、当時「天界妖精の舞」と言われ、人々の話
題の中心になっていた。

The construction (creation) of the Tower began in 3038, together with the 
ascension of Sol Marta.. It began when Frelia started up the rotation of 
the three great Rings, which worked as her drafting tools, and crafted one 
horizontal one. She created the Tower by using these Rings.
While Frelia sung inside of Sol Marta, she also danced. And following the 
movements of that fairy-like, and beautiful dance, the 3 Rings lightly rotated,
using the horizontal one as their pivot. Then, the [Tower] began to form 
in the air, without even a little discrepancy as it was designed in the 
blueprints. The vertical rotating Rings would continue being like that until 
they completed the Tower, and only at that moment they would collide into 
each other, to fall off afterwards. The Tower was created little by little 
through this miraculous act, though its advancement was also sped up. The 
beautiful movements of the Rings were called at the time the [Dance of the 
Heavenly Fairy], and it became the main conversation topic for the people.

The Grathnode Inferia

3040年、世界は未曾有の危機を迎え
る。第一塔の存在によって興隆を極めて
いたエル・エレミアだったが、エル・デュエ
ルが放ったテル族の破壊工作により、塔
が沈黙。さらに塔の魔力が暴走を起こし
て大惨事をもたらした。大量に放出され
たグラスノによって空にはプラズマの海
が形成され、ソル・シエールの大地は粉々
に打ち砕かれた。さらに舞い上がったガ
スが死の雲海となって世界のすべてを覆
いつくした。グラスノインフェリアと呼ば
れるこの惨事の結果、ソル・シエールの
人々は塔とその周辺でしか生きることが
できなくなってしまったのだ。
グラスノインフェリアの被害は、遠く離
れたメタ・ファルスの地においても甚大だ
った。当時、フレリアは驚異的な速度で
塔を創造しており、わずか2年で塔の4分
の1ほどが完成していた。グラスノインフ
ェリアが勃発したとき、フレリアが操って
いた3つのリングは死の雲海を超えた位
置にあったが、その日を境に3つのリング
が動くことはなくなったのである。

In 3040, an unprecedented crisis happened upon the world. Because of the 
subversive activities of the Terus that were dispatched by El Duel, the 
First Tower, which was what gave to El Elemia its great prosperity, was 
silenced. However, this caused the Symphonic Power of the Tower to run wild, 
initiating the catastrophe. The great quantity of plasma that was released 
by the Grathnode Discs into the sky formed a plasma sea called the Blastline,
and the land of Sol Ciel was shattered into bits. Furthermore, from the 
remains of the land, a great quantity of poisonous gas seeped out, and formed 
the Sea of Death that currently covers the entirety of the world. As a consequence 
of this catastrophe, called the Grathnode Inferia, all of the people in Sol 
Ciel became unable to continue living in anywhere that wasn't part of the 
Tower or its surroundings.
The damages caused by the Grathnode Inferia also extended to very faraway 
lands, and the land of Metafalss also received a great damage. At the time, 
Frelia was working at an astounding speed with her duty of creating the 
Tower, and in just 2 years, she had already completed around 1/4 of it. 
But when the Grathnode Inferia occurred, the Sea of Death crossed over the 
boundary where the three Rings that Frelia was manipulating for the creation 
of the Tower were located, and from that day onwards, the Rings became inoperable.

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Background Story: [3038 AD, Unspoken Words]

~Enja and Frelia~

キャラクターの設定や人間関係を整理したり、世界観のイメージを共有するため
に、開発時には数多くの資料用エピソードが用意されている。
そんな未公開のバックグラウンドスートリーから、まずはじめにフレリアとエン
ジャの出会いと別れを描いた物語を紹介しよう。

To sort out the reasons of the creation of some characters, their interpersonal relationships, and to share an image of the world with you all, we have prepared for you all many material-use episodes from the development of the game.

And from these unpublished background stories, we will begin now with an story that sketches the meeting between Frelia and Enja, and their parting.

「えと.......初めまして.......フレリアって言います。
まだ知らない人ばかりだから......お友達になってく
ださい!」
初めての言葉はこれだった。その子は1ヶ月前ま
でずっと眠っていたらしい。口うるさいジャザ姉ち
ゃんの家でずっと。ジャザ姉ちゃんと父さんは昔か
ら仲が良くて、ジャザ姉ちゃんの家の話は、だいた
いすぐに回ってくる。でも、今回は特に早かった。フ
レリアの事は、まだ学校のみんなも誰一人として知
らなかったし、それどころか父さんの仲間の12賢
人しか知らないらしかった。変わってるところと言
えば、背中から羽根みたいなのが生えてるくらい
か。気になると言えば気になるけど.......気になら
ないと言えばあまり気にならなかった。変たけど、
悪い風では無かったから。
「お、おう、よろしくな!」
照れまくったけど、何とか挨拶は出来た。フレリア
は明日から学校に行くらしい。家へ帰る途中、何
だかちょっと嬉しかった。

うちは父さんも母さんも厳しかった。特に、他人
を傷つけたりいじめたりすることには、もの凄く厳
しかった。うん、ぶっちゃけちょっと窮屈。でも、それ
でもジャザ姉ちゃんに比べたら全然甘かったか。と
にかくジャザ姉ちゃんはその辺融通きかないんだ。
昼は学校で「徳育」の先生なんだけど、いじめやケン
カをみつけるな否や、耳引っ頑ってって1時間以上
も説教だもんな。それもただ怒られるだけじゃなく
て、色々と言わされて、相手の立場になるような劇
みたいなのやらされて、その感想文まで書かされる。
そりゃもう、誰もいじめもケンカもしなくなるよ。

ところが今回は違ったんだ。
フレリアが転校(?)してきた日から、学校はフレ
リアの話で持ちっきりになってた。確かに羽根の生
えた子なんて初めてだったから、何となくわかるけ
ど......それにしても騒ぎすぎ? その日フレリアは
ボクを見つけると、早足で寄ってきた。
「エンジャくん! 同じお部屋なんだね。えへへ」
一斉にみんなの視線が集まる。ボクの瞬間的にド
キッとした。
「ば、ばか!しらねえよ!」
目の前できょとんとしているフレリアを置いて、
ボクは部屋を出て行った。なんかすごく恥ずかし
くて、休み時間が終るまで教室に帰りなかった。

「ちょっと、あんた!  何で羽根なんて付けてるの!?」
「そうよ、お母さんから聞いたわよ。エレミア人な
んですってね」
教室中に声が響く。女子が3人、フレリアの周り
を囲んでる。何故かすごく気になって、チラチラと
見てた。エレミア人?  父さんが言ってた、西の国
の人のことだ。父さんは勘違いだと言ってるけど、
今巷では、エレミア人がメタ・ファルスを乗っ取ろう
としてるって噂が持ちっきり。エレミア人って言葉
が出た時点で、敵意丸出し戦闘態勢。周りも冷や
やかな目で見てる。なんだかフレリアと近い分だけ、
ボクも気まずくなった。
「あんたみたいな疫病神、私の見えるところにいな
いて!」
誰も助けない。助けたいという気持はあった
けど、身体が動かない。

それからもフレリアは、休み時間や学校の帰り道
に声を掛けてきた。それも、誰かにいじめられた後
で、みんなの視線が集まってる......一番来て欲しく
ないときに限って来る。そしてボクはいつも素っ気
なくする。帰り道は何かと理由を付けて一緒には
帰らない。ガッカリするフレリアの顔を見ると何だ
か胸が痛かったけど、去っていくのを見てホツとして
る自分がいることも知ってた。
その日も帰り道で誘われたけど断った。学校で
少し宿題をやって、時間をおいてから帰る。その日
は穏やかで外で昼寝したら気持ちよさそうな日だ
った。帰り道、遠くから声がする。興味体位で近
づいてみて、しまった......と思った。クラスで一番
のいじめっ子グループだ。
「汚れねえなぁ、こっち来るなよ!」
ガキ大将のグランジェがけっ飛ばす。ああ、やっ
ぱり来るんじゃなかった。蹴られてよたったフレリ
アが、後ろにいた子分のギーマに触れる。
「うわぁ、羽根が当たったぁ!」
「うえー、お前羽根菌がつくぞ!」
「羽根菌なんてないもん...」
泣きそうになりながら反発するフレリア。
「あるわバーカ!  羽根菌で学校のみんなを殺すつ
もりなんだろ!」
「羽根菌!  羽根菌!」
やはり子分のネッグがはやし立てる。
「羽根菌!  羽根菌!」
あー......妙な盛り上がりを見せ始めた。やばい
と思った。こんな所フレリアに見られたら名前呼
ばれて、ボクも一緒にいじめられる。見なかったこ
とにするために、そそくさとその場を去ろうとする。
「おい、エンジャ!こっち来いよ!」
グランジェが呼ぶ。気づかれた......。仕方なく向
かう。
「お前も協力しろよ!」
「......エンジャくん......」
最悪の状況だった。グランジェが威圧的な目で
のぞき込む。
「お前......そういえば羽根菌の友達なんだっけ?」
「ち、違うって!!」
言ってしまった。こうなってくると、もう後には退
けなかった。それに、抵抗してグランジェ達にいじ
められるくらいなら、ここで一緒に輪になる方が遙
かにマシだった。
「羽根菌! 羽根菌!」
その日からボクもみんなの仲間になった。教室
でもみんなと一緒にフレリアをいじめた。そして痛
む心と裏胸に、妙な安心を得ていた......。なん
だ、最初からこうしていれば良かったんだ。みんな
やってることだし、ボク一人がいじめなかったとし
ても、何も変わらないよな。フレリアも、その頃か
らボクの名前を呼ばなかった。

いつしかそれが当たり前になってしまっていた。親
やジャザ姉ちゃんに告げ口されるんじゃないかとヒヤ
ヒヤしていたが、フレリアは絶対に言わなかった。
雨期に入り......その日は珍しく激しい雨で、帰り
道も水たまりだらけ。急ぎ足で帰ってると、またや
っていた......。こんな雨の中でまでやらなくてもいい
のに......と思いつつ、興味体位で近づいて様子
を覗ってみる。その状況は想像以上だった。フレリ
アは水たまりの泥水で、白いワンピースが茶色く
なっていた。傘は壊されていて......道の隅の方に
捨てられていた。囲んでるのはやはりグランジェ達
だった。一瞬血の気が引いたような気がした。そり
ゃやり過ぎた.....。ボクの中で何かがざわついた。
呆然としていたら、グランジェがボクに気づいた。
「エンジャ!  お前もドロかけてやれよ!」
満面の勝ち誇った笑み。何か押されるように
前に向かった。ドロの上にへたり込むフレリアは、
雨にもめげず、何かを伝えたいような目でボクを見
るために上を見ている。
口を開けても言葉が上手く出てこない。
「な、なあ......ちょっとやり過ぎなんじゃ......」
「何だと!?   羽根菌エレミア人に味方するのか!?」
「そうだそうだ!  エンジャ!  菌の味方するならお
前だって菌だ」
「俺達の国を乗っ取ろうとしてる菌を退治してるん
だよ!  何が悪い!」
......菌......? 人だろ?
「母ちゃんが言ってたぞ。エレミアの肩を持つヤツ
はみんな裏切り者だって!  お前も裏切り者だろ!
エレミア人と一緒に森を焼き払うんだろ!」
「ち、違う!」
この頃、基本配給ってのも随分と減っていて、み
んなびりびりしてた。貧しいのはみんな一緒で、教
典を犯してまで開拓するヤツは裏切り者だ、なんて
言われてた。そしてタイミング良く現れたエレミア
人、裏から12賢人を操作して、国を乗っ取ろう
としてる、なんてうわさ話も囁かれていた。
「じゃあお前もやれよ!」
「......!!」
ハッとなった。考え事してたから......
「裏切り者じゃないなら、コイツにドロ被せてやれ
よ!  追い出せ!」
「追い出せ!」
「やらねぇと、明日学校で言うぞ!  エレミア人を
かばったって!」
気がついたらドロを浴びせかけてた。半分意識
もなかった。
前はどっちかというと「エレミア人」より「羽根」だっ
た筈だよな。いつの間にか逆転してる......どうして?
「今日はこれくらいで許してやる!  行くぞ!」
グランジェは子分を引き連れて行ってしまった。
その場には、ボクとフレリア......。フレリアはボ
クを見るために、雨にも負けず上を向かいている。
細くて白い足は、白かった筈のワンピースと同化し
て、ドロの中にへたり込んでいる。心の中のざわめ
きは大きくなる一方だった。
「エンジャ......くん......」
寂しそうに微笑むような、泣いてるような不思議な
表情を向け、震える手をボクにさしのべるフレリア。
「まえに、お友達だって......言ってくれた......」

[Um... It's a pleasure to meet you all... My name is Frelia. I still don't know anyone around here, so... please, let's be friends!]

These were her first words. That girl always looked like an eternal sleepyhead during one entire month, and she always was one the house of the so-nagging sis Jaza. Sis Jaza and Dad were always the best of friends, and once, while we were chatting at Sis' house, she became the conversation topic.However, this time was especially soon. No one knew a thing about Frelia at the school, neither did the people that wasn't part of Dad's companions: the Twelve Sages. If I had to say that she had something unusual, wouldn't it be the wing-like things that seem to be sprouting from her back. That's is something that would bother anyone but... no matter how much I heard everyone saying it, that didn't bother me at all, because while she was strange, she didn't seem to be a bad person at all.

[Eh, ah, glad to meet you!]

It was somewhat embarrassing, but somehow I managed to greet her. From the next onwards, we began going to school together. While we were on the way back home, I don't know why, but I felt a little happier.

At home, both Mom and Dad were very strict. They were especially severe about the fact of bullying and hurting other people, and they always got very angry about that. Yeah, they always said whatever they had on mind, though they were still a little stiff. But, when compared to Sis Jaza, they seem like the nicest people on the planet. Anyway, I wouldn't never want to be close to Sis Jaza. She was the [Moral Education] teacher during the morning, and as soon as she saw someone bullying or causing a fight, she pulled them from the ear back into the classroom, and proceeded to give them a 1 hour-long lecture. Plus, and only when she wasn't angry, she would proceed to say to the bully or attacker various things, force it to see the things from the viewpoint of the people it had caused harm, and even make it to write a long essay about what that punishment taught to them.

This means that thanks to her, no one ended being bullied and there weren't any quarrels.

Still, this time was different.

Since the day Frelia transferred (?) in, everyone in the school talked only about her. Sure, I knew it was a little strange to see a winged girl the first time I saw her, but... weren't they making too much noise just because that? That day, when Frelia saw me, she quickly approached to me.

[Ah, Enja! We're in the same classroom, huh! Teehee!]

At once, everyone began looking at us. I got all nervous in less an instant.

[S-Stupid! I don't know you!]

Frelia just stood in front of me, looking at me in a daze, while I just got out of the classroom. Somehow, that was extremely embarrassing for me, so much that I didn't go back to the classroom until the recess ended.

[Wait, you! Why do you have wings!?]

[Yeah, I heard it from mom! That she is an Elemian!]

The voices from inside of the classroom echoed to the outside. There were three girls, and all of them were surrounding Frelia. For some reason, that worried me a lot, and I just ended looking in front of me, dazed. An Elemian?

Dad told me that she came from a country in the west. Dad already had dismissed this as a mere misunderstanding, but at the time, there were a lot of rumors about the Elemians coming to take over Metafalss. When the word "Elemian" was said by the girl, everyone became hostile all of sudden, as if they were preparing for a fight. Everyone around looked at her with very cold eyes. Somehow, I ended becoming the only person around that wasn't bothered by Frelia's presence.

[You are like the pest. Get out of my sight now!]

No one helped her. And even though I wanted to help her, my body wouldn't move, no matter how much I tried.

From that day on, whenever we were on recess or in the way back home, Frelia called out to me. And also, after she was bullied by anyone, everyone went over to look at me... precisely the thing I wanted to happen the least.

So I ended becoming much more colder. When it was time to head back home, I made up any kind of excuses so we wouldn't go back together. Everytime I looked at Frelia's disappointed face, for some reason I felt a sting in my chest, yet though I seemed as if I had gone away, she still knew I was there.

That day I also refused her invitation to go back together. I had made a little of the homework at the schools, and it had grown a little late when I finally headed back. It was one of those quiet days in which anyone would have wanted to have a nice nap outdoors. While I was going through the road, I heard a voice from the distance. Because of my curiosity, I got closer, and... "Damn it" -was what I thought. It was the biggest group of bullies from our class.

[You're so filthy, don't dare to come here!]

Then the leader of these brats, Granje, came into my view. Agh, as I thought, I shouldn't have come here. He was kicking Frelia, which was being held in the back by Girma, one of his followers.

[Wah, you touched the wings!]

[Agh, you'll be possessed by the winged germ!]

[But I'm not a winged germ...]

That was what Frelia replied while she cried.

[You're an idiot! You planned to kill everyone in the school with that winged germ of yours!]

[Winged germ! Winged germ!]

Ah... I started seeing the start of an odd climax. I thought it was awful. If Frelia saw me, she would say my name, and the I would be bullied together with her. So they wouldn't see me, I tried to get out of that place as fast as I could...

[Hey, Enja! Come here!]

When Granje called me.... he had discovered me... and having no other options, I turned back.

[Come and help us!]

[...Enja...]

It was the worst situation possible. Granje's overwhelming eyes were peeping in me.

[So... you're friends with that winged germ?]

[N, no! I'm not!]

That was what I said, and that was something I wouldn't be able to undo later on. Besides, if I opposing to Granje and his gang and getting bullied by them like that was an option, it was preferable by a long shot to be with them.

[Winged germ! Winged Germ!]

From that day, I made friends with all of them. We bullied Frelia together, even in the classroom. That also ended giving an strange relieve to the pain I had in my heart and on my chest... And I was glad, though I should I have done this from the start. Everyone else were doing this, but even though I was the only one that didn't actually bully Frelia, nothing changed. Even better, Frelia didn't say my name anymore.

Before I noticed, it already had gotten used to it. And it might have been because she didn't want to be known as a tell-tale or because she was afraid, but Frelia didn't say absolutely anything about this to my parent or to Sis Jaza. Then, the days passed, and the rainy season came... in that day, it was strangely raining very fiercely, and the road was all covered with puddles. I was running as fast as I could back home, when I did it again...They wouldn't be so evil as to be doing it during a rain as violent as this one... and while I was thinking that, my curiosity got the best of me, and I got closer to know what was happening. What I saw was worse than what I could have imagined. Frelia was lying on a puddle of muddy water, while the white dress she wore began turning brown. Her umbrella was completely broken... and it was thrown into a side of the way. As I thought, the people surrounding her were the idiots from Granje's gang. At once, my blood started boiling. They already crossed the line... Something stirred up inside of me. And while I was still dazed, Granje noticed me.

[Enja! Come here and take some mud!]

He had a triumphant, ear-to-ear smile. I felt as if something was pressing against me when I turned. Frelia was sitting over the mud, unfazed by the rain, and looking up to me, while her eyes looked as if she wanted to tell me something

I opened my mouth, but I couldn't manage to say anything good.

[Y-you all... I think you all have gone a little too far...]

[What!? Now you're siding with the winged, Elemian germ!?]

[Yeah! Yeah! Enja, if you're friends with the germ, then you're a germ too!]

[We're just exterminating the germ that tries to take over our country! What's wrong with that!?]

...Germ...? But she isn't a person?

[Mom said it. Everyone that sides with the Elemians are traitors! And you're a traitor too! You're going to burn down our forests with the Elemians!] [N-no!]

At this time, even though the rumors were much less propagated than before, everyone still made quite a buzz from it. All of the poor people called the pioneers and innovators in our nation things such "traitors that have violated even our most sacred scriptures". And the timing was just perfect: when the Elemians appeared, the people all began whispering rumors like the Elemians being the ones that controlled the Twelve Sages from the shadows, and that's how they were going to take over Metafalss.

[Then come and do it too!]

[...!!]

I was taken aback. Since I thought it...

[Then, if you aren't a traitor, come and cover that germ with mud! Expel her out!]

[Expel her out!]

[If you don't do it, we will say it tomorrow at school! That you're siding with the Elemians!]

When I realized what I was doing, I already had poured the mud. I didn't even stop to think things through.

I'm sure that they said before the words [Elemian] and [wings], but before I knew, the time had already moved forward... Why?

[We'll leave you alone for today, this was enough! Now let's go!]

Granje and his followers continued on, and went away.

Only Frelia and me remained in that place... And to look at me, Frelia raised her face, and turned to me with a face that didn't faze even against the rain.

Her slim white feet, which seemed to be a part of her once-white dress, were sunk down in the mud. On the other hand, the stirring I had on my heart began to become bigger.

[...Enja...]

The she put a mysterious face, it partly looked as if she was showing me a lonely smile, and partly as if she was crying, and then, she held out her trembling hand to me.

[That is why I said before... that we were friends...]

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気づいたときには手を振り払って傘も差さずに
泥道を駆けていた。逃げたかったんだ。何からか、
どこからか、どこへか、全然わからない。とにかく
「ここ」から逃げたかった。足は泥だらけになった
けど、それでも走り続けた。
夜は部屋にこもって灯りもつけずに部屋の隅で
震えた。グランジェやギーマ達の言葉、それに同意
するクラスのみんな……それと正反対の父さんの
教え。バレたら納屋から出してもらえないかもしれ
ない。でも、逆らったらボクも傘を壊されて泥だら
けにされるかもしれない……。どうしてボクばかり
こんな思いしなけらばいけないんだろう。どうして
グランジェはあんなに自信満々なの? どうしてウ
チばかり、イジメたら納屋なの? 他の家はフレリ
アをいじめても何も怒られないの!?
 フレリア……? 久しぶりに聞いた名前のような
気がした。そういえば、最近名前を呼ぶことも、誰
かからその名前を聞くこともなかったっけ。自分の
中で引っかかるざわめき。フレリアの素直で純粋な
目……無抵抗な少女は、どうしてもボクの中で、国
を乗っ取る子とは一致しなかった。フレリアはどう
やって学校や国を乗っ取るんだろう。
 そんなわけないと思った。国を乗っ取る子がお
友達になってください、とか……自分の精一杯のド
キドキを持って口にしたりしない。考えれば考える
ほど、明日を怒れて、部屋の隅で震えた。どうして
ボクばかり、こんな悩まなくちゃいけないんだろう
……どうして……どうして……

 どれくらい震えてたんだろう。不意に灯りが奇っ
てきた。父さんと母さんが心配して、ボクの様子を
見に来た。その優しい2人の顔に、ボクの気持ちは
はち切れてしまった。二人にすがりついて泣いた。
わんわん声を出して泣いた。もうそうなってくると、
納屋に入れられようが、ゲンコツ喰らおうが大した
ことがないように思えて、2人に洗いざらい全部ぶ
ちまけた。2人は怒ることもなく、ただただ聞いて
くれた。優しい目でボクを見ながら、頷きながら聞
いてくれた。何を話ているのか、もう自分でもわか
らなくなるくらい無茶苦茶な言葉で話ていたと思
う。それでも何も言わず、ただ聞いてくれた。そして
ボクは、何かを1つずつ解放していくような、本当
に心地よい安堵感のようなものを感じていた……。
「それで、エンジャはどうしたいんだい?」

 父さんの優しい声で、ボクはハッとなった。呆然
としているボクに、更けに付け加えるように続けた。
「フレリアの事は好きかい? それとも嫌いかね?」
 好きという言葉にとても大きな抵抗を感じた。
でも、嫌う要因なんて1つも無かった。ただの1つ
も……。むしろ抵抗を感じているにもかかわらず、
好きな要因は……たくさんたくさん浮かんできた。
何をされても決して手を上げることもなく、誰の悪
口を言うでもなく、いつも遠慮がちで、そして笑顔
がとびっきり可愛かった……そう、もう長いこと見て
ないけど……。
「……わかんない」
父さんは、ただじっとボクを見ていた。何か心の
奥までお見通しだよ、と言わんばかりに自信に満
ちた目でボクを見ていた。
「……嫌いじゃない」
「それでは、エンジャはどうして嫌いじゃない子を
いじめたりするんだ?」
 それは、みんなが……
 ……
 みんなが……
「それで、エンジャは本当は、どうしたいんだい?」
 そんなの……決まってた。
今日じゃない、もう、ずっとずっと前から決まってた。

 雨期は長かった。その日もまた憂鬱な雨……。
教室ではまたクラスの女子がフレリアに言いがか
りをつけていた。いつもだったら見て見ぬフリして
いただろう。
 ハッキリ言って、小便チビりそうなくらい怖かっ
た。フレリアのいる所が、この世の果てのように遠
く感じだ。それでも一歩ずつ一歩ずつ歩いていく。
「…おい、やめるよ」
震える声を隠すように胸を張り、女子の間に割り
入った。彼女らは一瞬、何を言われているのか解
っていないようだった。それくらい、もう自然すぎる
事だったんだ。不自然なのはボクの方だった。
「何よいきなり! あんたも羽根菌の仲間!?」
強気な女子が反抗してきた。もの凄い自信だ。
押しつぶされそうになる。
 それでも何とか……何とか一言だけ口に出来た。
「羽根菌って言うなよ……かわいそうだろ……」
女子達は顔を見合わせて、話にならない……と
いう感じで帰ってしまった。フレリアはこの間、一
言も喋らなかったが、それ以外のことは何もわから
ない。照れと気まずさで、一瞬たりとも彼女を見る
ことが出来なかったから。でも、状況は変わった。
少なくとも今フレリアは解放された。
 子供にとって学校は絶対的存在だった。ボクは
この言葉で「学校」というおもりを手放したような、
そんな気持ちになった。それは、どうしようもなく
暗く深い奈落に吸いこまれるような感覚でもあり、
だけど自由自存に動き回れそうな、そんな身軽な感
覚でもあった。
 確かにこの日から、ボクを取り巻く状況は変わ
った。あまりみんな話しかけてこなくなったような
気がした。それでも、ボクが何かされるようなこと
は無かった。教室で、校庭で、理不尽な事があれば
ボクはそれを言う。怒るんじゃなくて、ただそれを
伝える。怖かったけど、その度にボクの気持ちは軽
くなる。
 あの日、部屋でうずくまっていたあの日、父さん
はボクに言った。
 「自分の気持ちに正直でいることは、とても勇気
が要ることかもしれない。だけどな、自分の気持
ちに嘘をつけばついた分だけ、苦しむのは自分だ。
一度自分の気持ちに正直に動いてみたらいい。感
じたことを伝えてみたらいい。そうすれば、きっと
違う何かが見えてくる。その時は間違った! と思
う事もあるかもしれないが、かならず後で胸を張
れる。かならずその時の自分に感謝する。今日のエ
ナジャのようにな」
 まだしっくり来ない。実はあれから、一度もフレ
リアの顔を見ていない。見たくても道が回らない。
怖かったんだ。まだ怖かったんだ。また前のよう
に、フレリアが自分に寄ってくることに怖がってい
たんだ。でも、それは自惚れだったって、すぐに気づ
くことになる。

 雨の帰り道。今日は雨が強まると聞いていたか
ら、いつもより更けに急ぎ足で家に向かっていた。そ
してそんな中で、それは起きていた。この間と同じ
……いや、それより更けに酷かった。グランジェは、フ
レリアの頭を鷲掴みにし、雨で水が貯まった畑に
顔を思いっきりぶち込んでいた。周りからもはやし
立てる声……羽根菌、エレミア人、出てけ……。
 ボクは立ちすくんだ。助けなきゃ……と瞬時に思
ったが、足は鉛のように重く、一歩も前に進まない。
それどろこが、一歩も後ろにすら進まなかった。永
遠にこの場所に縛られてしまったような錯覚すらめ
った。子分のギーマがボクに気づき、声をあげる。
「あ! 裏切り者のエンジャだ!」
 全員がこっちを向く。グランジェが怒りに満ちた
顔を向ける。
「おい! お前最近コイツのこと随分かばってるじ
ゃねえか! こっち来いよ!」
 逃げなきゃ!! ……そんな気持ちもあったが、身
体はやはり動かない。子分達が走ってきて、ボクを
グランジェの前に連れて行く。
「……なんだよその顔は! やる気か!?」
無意識だった。でもボクの顔はグランジェを睨ん
でいたらしい。
「お前もドロに埋めてやろうか!」

 ボクの頭を鷲掴みするグランジェ。一瞬恐怖が
走る。その瞬間をグランジェは見逃さなかった。嫌
な笑みを浮かべながら彼はこういった。
「今からコイツの頭掴んで、ドロの中に10回突っ
込め。そうしたら、今までの裏切り行為は全部許し
てやる。もし出来ないなら……」
 グランジェは掴んだ頭を放り投げる。畑の中に
後ろから倒れるボク。一瞬で泥だらけになった。
「もし出来ないなら、お前も一緒ドロの中に埋め
る!」
 ボクはゆっくりと立ち上がった。音が何もなくなっ
た。ただ見えるのは、目の前のグランジェと……顔
も顔も泥だらけで見上げるフレリア。急に上を見た
からか、フレリアはケホッ……っとドロを吐き出した。
 血の気が引いた。次の瞬間、ボクは走り出して
いた。スゴイスピードで、傘も忘れ、雨が降ってい
ることも忘れ、ただひたすら走り続けた。
 気がついたら、祠の裏で座っていた。雨に打た
れて震えてた。どうして逃げたんだ……と自分を責
める。泣きたかった……いや、泣いていた。フレリ
アの泥だらけの顔を思い出す度に涙が止まらなか
った。ボクは自分に正直になれなかった。怖かった。
もっと力が有れば……もっと力が……力が……
 力があれば、あんなヤツラ蹴散らしてやるのに……
 ……力。

 力が無かったら、逃げるのか? 力がなかったら
逃げるしかないのか? 泥まみれのフレリア……あ
の奇麗な羽根までドロにまみれてしおれていた。
違う……違うとボクは思た。考えがまとまらない
うちに、ボクは走り出していた。逃げるときよりも
遠く、あの場所に向かった……。

 ボクはどうしたいの? ボクは……フレリアを……
「まだ知らない人ばかりだから......お友達になって
ください!」
「お、おう、よろしくな!」
 あの時ボクは何を思った? 誰も知ってる人が
いない場所の一人は、本当に不安で怖いことだろ
う……って、「知らない人」だったボクに、うわずっ
た声で目をぎゅっと瞑って、精一杯の勇気を出して
言ったんだろう……って……だから……だからボク
はあの時……

「ぐはぁっ!!」

 あまりに急な攻撃に、さすがのグランジェもドロ
の中に豪快に倒れざるを得なかった。一瞬何が起
きたのかわからなかったのだろう。次の瞬間、息を上
げて、ゲンコシ作って自分を睨んでいるボクに気
づいても、鳩が豆鉄砲喰らったような顔をしていた。
状況が掴めたか掴めなかったかのウチにボクはグラ
ンジェの上に飛び乗り、更けに二発、三発喰らわせた。
 みるみるうちに、グランジェの顔が怒りに満ち、
そして逐に大声を上げてボクを突き飛ばした。

When I realized again what was happening, I was running through the muddy road, and I had even thrown to the ground the umbrella I was carrying. I ran away. From what, from where, to where...? I didn't know at all. I just wanted to run away from [this] place. Though my feet ended being covered in mud, I still continued running.

That night, I ended trembling in one corner of my room; I had secluded in it myself, and I didn't even bother with turning on the lights. The words of Granje and Girma, and how the class agreed with everything they did... all of that ran contrary to the teachings my father had imparted to me.

If Dad knew about that, I might won't be able to get out of the punishment shack ever again. And if tried going against them, they might go as far as breaking my umbrella and covering me in mud... Why I'm the only one that has to have these kind of thoughts? Why Granje has to be so full of himself like that? Why I feel as if was the one bullied inside me? Why Frelia doesn't get mad, no matter how much she gets bullied by the other people!?

Frelia...? It felt like a long time since I last heard her name. That's right, even if she gets called a lot by the people lately, I have never heard someone else to call her by her name. That made something me feel as if something rustling inside of me had taken a hold of me. Frelia had honest and pure eyes... she wasn't a girl that fought back, but no matter how much I thought about it, I'd never agree at all that she was a girl that was going to take over this country. How the heck was Frelia going to take over the school, or the country?

I thought "That doesn't make any sense. That someone that wanted to take over our country asked to be friends with us in such a polite way, or... she wouldn't be so nervous and making so much effort to talk by herself". But no matter how much I thought, the simple thought of everyone getting mad at me the next day made me cower in my room. Why I'm the only one that has to be distressed to this level? ...Why...? ...Why...?

I don't know how much time had passed while I was cowering in my room, but suddenly, the lights turned on. Mom and Dad had gotten worried about me, and came to see how I was. As soon as I saw their two gentle faces, my feelings bursted. I began crying while I clinged to them. I weeped while I cried. I decided then that I would confess everything to them, no matter if was going to be locked into the shed as a punishment, or getting slapped, these didn't seem as big things now, and then, as if I was cleaning up myself from everything, I confessed everything to my parents.

They didn't got mad, and they just stood there listening to me, while looking at me with their gentle eyes, and nodding to what I said. I don't even know what I said back then, since everything I said was heard by myself as a lot of jumbled up words. Still, they didn't say anything, and continued listening to me. And for each thing I told them, I truly felt as if I was getting released from something, and immersed into a sensation of comfortable relief...

[Well then, what do you want to do, Enja?]

I was taken aback by Dad's gentle voice. And while I was still dazed by that, he continued adding more to that question.

[Do you like Frelia? Or do you hate her?]

I felt an strong reject to the word [like]. But I didn't feel any hatred towards her. That just leaved me with an option... even if at first I felt rejection towards liking her, I was caring less and less about it... and a moment later, that feeling came gushing into my mind. No matter what they did against her, Frelia never tried to raise her hands against them, never tried to insult them: she tended to restrain herself, and her smile was incredibly cute... yeah, but I wasn't still able to see things at such length...

[...I don't know.]

Dad just stood there, watching me steadedly. Somehow, he was looking into the depths of my heart, and he looked at me with eyes that intended to give me the confidence I needed to say what I felt.

[...I don't hate her.]

[Then, why do you bully a girl that you don't hate?]

That's because, everyone...

...

Everyone...

[Then, what is what you truly wish to do, Enja?]

That is... what I had decided then. It wasn't that day, but actually, it was something I had decided since a long while ago.

The rainy season continued for a long time. That day also had a melancholic rain... At the classroom, the girls were again calling things to Frelia. I wasn't able to continue overlooking that as I always did.

I wanted to say something, but I was very scared to do so, so much I almost wet my pants. And while I was walking to the place were Frelia was, it felt as if it was as far away as the end of the world. But still, I walked on, an step at once.

[...Hey, leave her alone already.]

Something gripped my chest when I tried to conceal the trembling tone in my voice, and it still managed to cut into the chatter of the girls. The girls at once began saying all kinds of things to me, but their words got so jumbled up that I wasn't able to understand anything from it. Though of course, it was too normal for that to happen. The one that was acting unnaturally here was me.

[What are you doing!? Are you too friends with the winged germ!?]

That was the strong reply from one of the girls. It had such a great selfconfidence, that I almost felt as I was being crushed under the wight of her words. Still, somehow... somehow, I managed to spout this single phrase.

[Don't call her a winged germ... poor her...]

The girls couldn't do more than give me glances after this... at least that was the impression I got once I managed to get back. Frelia didn't say anything either during that moment, but with the exception of that moment, I didn't knew what else had happened. I felt a little awkward, and because of that, a moment later, I became unable to even look at her. However, things changed. I managed to free Frelia from that horrible life a little.

The school was an absolute existence for the children, and whenever I heard the word "school", I felt as if I was being released from something heavy. And that couldn't be helped, given that even though I had begun feeling as if I was getting sucked into a deep, dark hell, it allowed us to moved around freely, and gave us a quite nimble feeling.

Certainly, from that day onwards, everything around me seemed to change. It started with me feeling that no one wanted to talk to me anymore, but I didn't feel either that I was missing anything. At the classroom, and at the school campus, I said something that could be taken as irrational. I wasn't angry back then, but that had to be said. I was scared, but that ocassion finally removed these heavy feelings from me.

That day, when I was coweing in my room, Dad also said something to me.

[It might be necessary to be very brave to be honest with your own feelings.

However, if you end up just lying to yourself, the only one that will suffer later on will be yourself. You can to try and do something to be honest to your feelings at least once. You can also try to convey what you really feel. You might think "I was wrong back then!" when you start doing that, but after you get used to it, that behavior will certainly attach to your heart. At that time, you will surely thank yourself for doing that. Just as you will be doing today, Enja.]

But a nice ocassion for doing that didn't come yet. And actually, I wasn't able to look at Frelia's face even once. And though I wanted to see her, I didn't meet with her in the way back home. I got scared, even more than before. I got scared that Frelia ended going home by herself, like how she did that time. However, I also noticed that I was trying to act too conceitedly.

It was raining on the way back. Since I heard that today's rain was going to be much stronger, I tried to hurry back home much faster than how I did normally. And then, around the middle of the way, I noticed it. It was the same... no, it was even more awful than the last time. Granje was holding Frelia's head, and pushing her into the land of the crop fields, moistened by the rain, without a second thought.

I could hear some raising voices around them... winged germ, Elemian...

I stood up. "I have to help her!"... that was what I thought at that instant. But I couldn't advance even one step forward: my feet were as heavy as lead. And also, I couldn't move back either.

I was like I was eternally imprisoned in that place, trapped in hallucinations. But that sensation ended once Girma, Granje`s henchman, noticed me, and screamed.

[Ah! It's Enja, the traitor!]

All of the gang turned their heads to where I was. Granje looked at me with a face filled with rage.

[Hey! So do you think that youll be able to protect the person closest to you, this thrash, eh!? Then come!!]

"I have to run!!"... that was what I felt then, but my body wouldn't respond to me. The henchmen came running, and took me in front of Granje.

[...What's up with that face!? Are you willing to do something!?]

I did that unconsciously, but my face seemed to be scowling at Granje.

[Do you want to end buried in the mud!?]

Granje tried to grab my head, and instantly, I began to run in fear. Granje didn't miss out that moment, and he put in his face that smile of his I despised so much as he said this.

[Go now, grab the head of that thrash, and push her into the mud ten times. If you do that, we'll forgive all of the treasons you have made. But if you don't do that...]

Granje then let me go, and left me fallen down on the crop fields behind him. An instant later, I was all covered in mud.

[But if you don't do that, we'll bury you on mud with her!]

I slowly got up. I didn't make any sound, I just stared at him, at Granje, which was in front me. And between our faces, there was Frelia, looking up to us, all covered on mud. Because she looked up so quickly, Frelia coughed... and spat mud on the floor.

I got all hot-blooded. And at the next moment, I began running. I ran at a great speed, even forgetting my umbrella, even forgetting about the downpouring rain, and I just kept on running.

Once I regained my senses, I noticed I was sitting behind an small shrine. I was trembling, as the rain struck me. "Why I had to run away...?" I criticized myself. I didn't cry... no, I did cry. Whenever I remembered Frelia's face, all smeared by the mud, my tears wouldn't stop. I wasn't able to be honest with myself. I was afraid.

If I just had much more strength... much more strength... much more strength... If I was stronger, I would be able to send these idiots kicking about the length of the entire fields...

...Power.

If I don't have power, I have to run away? If I don't have strength, I can't do anything else but flee? Frelia was all covered in mud... even her beautiful wings had been smeared by the mud.

"No... That can't be" that was what I thought. And I started running before I could think further. Running even farther than when I was running, back to that place....

What's what I want to do? I want to... Frelia...

[I still don't know anyone around here, so... please, let's be friends!]

[Eh, ah, glad to meet you!]

What I was thinking back then? If I was alone in a place where I didn't know anyone, I would be really scared and anxious... but when I heard her saying [I don't know anyone]

with that excited voice, and her eyes closed, she showed that she was using all of courage to say these... so.. that's why... why I did that back then...

[Uaaagh!!]

I made a quick attack, and I could even make Granje to fall down in the mud, but that wasn't enough to defeat him. At an instant, he somehow got up like a bucket drawing water from a river. At the next moment, he breathed heavily, glared at my while making his hand into a punch when he saw where I was, and tried to punch me in the face like a pea shooter hitting a pigeon.

Being in a situation of getting grabbed or not by him, I jumped over Granje, and he tried to punch me two, three times. Since I was moving so fast, Granje got all frustrated, his face filled with rage, and he threw himself towards me, as he screamed like a madman.

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元々体格差の大きかったボクは跳ね飛ばされ、グ
ランジェは頬をさすりながら立ち上がった。
「てめえ……」
 グランジェが何かを言いかけていたが、すぐにま
た飛びつき、殴った。もうそこには理性なんて無か
ったのかもしれない。生まれて初めてだった。自
分なんてどうなってもいいと思ってた。でも、それ以
外には何も頭になかった。ただ一心不乱に殴り続
けた。グランジェも反撃し、何度も殴られた。鼻血
が出た。腕じゃ敵わなかったから、頭を思いっき
り振り下ろしてやった。グランジェも鼻血を出した。
腹を殴られた。次の瞬間腕にかみついた。
「いててていてえ!!」
 グランジェが叫ぶ。かみついたまま腹を殴り足
を蹴った。体制を崩したグランジェはまたドロの中
に仰向けに倒れ込み、上にのしかかる。雨なのか
汗なのか、それとも涙なのか、グランジェにはわか
らなかっただろう。でもボクの顔は、間違いなく涙
でぐしゃぐしゃだった。

「お前等! なにやってんだよ!!」
 グランジェの叫びで目が覚めたかのように、子分
が加勢してくる。一気に形勢は不利になった。3人に
囲まれ、たくさん殴られた。もう、どこから血を出し
てるのか分からないくらい、顔は血だらけだった。
それでもパンチを繰り出し、子分を押し倒し……その
場にいる全員がドロで真っ茶色になった。

 そしてそれ程時間も経たないうちに、ボクはドロ
の中に半分埋まって倒れた。息の上がったグランジ
ェが、二発喰らわせた、ボクにつばを吐き捨てた。
「……今日はこれくらいにしておいてやる!」
 そういいなから、鼻血を雨で拭いながら3人は
去っていった。


 雨の音がただただ強く感じた。顔のすぐ側を、畑
の土をえぐって水が流れていく。その光景をとても美
しいと感じた。フレリアは畑の中にへたり込んで、泥
みまれの顔で、そんなボクをずっと見ていた。しばら
くして、ボクは起きあがり、座り込んでフレリアを見
た。フレリアはとっさにうつむいて目をそらした……。
ボクは立ち上がり、そして一歩ずつフレリアの方へ
と近づいていく。なんだかとても久しぶりに見たフ
レリアの顔は、不安に満ちあふれていて……二度と
笑いそうもなかった。そしてその時気がついたんだ。
ボクが近づいていくと、フレリアは少し後ろに下が
った。その表情からは、明らかに怯えが見て取れる。
もう一歩近づくと、また少し後ろへ下がる。
 そうか……とその時ボクは思った。アレだけみん
なと一緒にいじめたんだ。今更何度が助けたところ
で、フレリアがボクを許すわけがばい……。
 ボクは……嫌われたんだ―。


 ショックでその場から動けなくなった。フレリアは、
悲しい顔をしてボクを見つめている。ボクはどうして
良いかわからず、ただただ涙が溢れた。鼻血混じり
の鼻水が出て、何度もすすった。どうしていいかわ
からなくなったその時、同じようにしていたあの日の
ことが思い出された。部屋の隅で泣いていたあの
日、父さんの言葉……「自分の気持ちに正直になれ
ばいい」。ボクは……フレリアに右手を差し出した。
 フレリアは、しばらくボクを見つめていた。ボク
は右手を出し続けた。これが今ボクに出来る、精
一杯の事だった。あの日、フレリアが出した勇気ほ
どもボクは出せていないことに、ボクは自分で気
づき、そして悲しくなった。でも手は絶対に下ろさ
なかった。数分が、とても長く感じられる。


……。

「……また……お友達になってくれるの……?」


 その声は、雨にかき消えされそうな程にか弱く、少
さかった。
 ボクはただ頷いた。それとわかるように、ゆっく
りと深く頷いた。
 フレリアは、ボクの右手に右手を合わせた。そし
て弱く弱く、ボクの右手を握った。ボクもフレリア
の手を握った。力強く、もう絶対に離すことはない、
という想いが伝わるように、強く握った。
 フレリアの頬を涙が伝う。雨でわかりにくかった
が、それは間違いなく涙だった。待たずしてすぐに
フレリアは、声を出して泣いた。顔をくしゃくしゃに
して、それでも泣いた。今まで我慢していた全てを
吐き出しているように、フレリアは声をあげて泣き
続けた。ボクがフレリアに出逢ってから、フレリアが
泣いているのを見たのは、これが初めてだった。
 ボクは自分の上着を脱いで、唯一ドロで汚れて
いない胸の部分でフレリアの顔に塗りたくられたド
ロと流れる涙を、丁寧に丁寧に拭き取ってあげた。
そしてボクとフレリアは手を繋いで家に帰った。帰
る途中も、フレリアはずっと泣き続けていた。そし
て繋ぐ手は、絶対に離さないと言わんばかりに、
強く強く握っていた。


 ケンカしたことについてはコッテリ絞られた。で
も、フレリアについては何も言われなかった。ジャ
ザ姉ちゃんにしては、それは意外だった。お風呂に
入れてもらって、ハチミツ紅茶をもらって暖まった。
フレリアはお風呂に入った後、疲れたのかすぐに寝
てしまったので、一人でハチミツ紅茶を飲んだ。何
故かフレリアの顔を見られないのが残念で、一緒に
紅茶を飲めないのも残念で……そしてそう思ってる
自分がとても照れくさかった。両親もまた、フレリ
アの事はなにも言わなかった。ボクは全部ありの
ままに父さんに話したけど、父さんはただ頷いて
聞いてくれた。そして話し終わると、ボクの頭を強
く2回撫でて、笑顔で頷いて部屋を出て行った。


 次の日、学校ではボクとグランジェが「決闘」をし
たことで持ちっきりだった。子供なんて単純なもの
で、ビッグニュ―スが入ればすぐにそっちに関心が
向いちゃう。昨日まで誰も話しかけてくる人はいな
かったのに、今日のボクは質問責めだった。グラン
ジェは学校で一番強いと言われていたから、尚更
だったのかもしれない。大げさに巻かれた腕の包
帯と、鼻のガーゼをグランジェは「仕方ないだろ!
母ちゃんが……」と言い訳し続けていたが、みんな
はそんな言葉は耳に入っていないようだった。それ
よりも、ここまで傷だらけになったグランジェを見
たのが初めてだったので、その興味とそれを負わせ
たボクに興味津々だったみたいだ。そんなボクも、
グランジェ以上にいろんな場所にガーゼやら包帯
やらを装備していた訳なんだけども。どっちが勝っ
たとか負けたとか、そういう事は意外な程みんなの
中では話題にならなかった。


 その日から少しすつ変わっていた。ボクはいつ
もフレリアの側にいたし、フレリアは笑顔を取り戻
しつつあった。フレリアが一人の時を見計らって悪
口を言いに来ている女子もまだいたけど、ボクが
近づくとそそくさと去っていった。なによりボクの
周りにまた友達が出来て、その友達も今度はフレリ
アと仲良く話すようになった。女の子の中にも、勇
気を出して話しかけてくる子が出てきた。明らかに
変わっていたんだ。

 フレリアはいつも隣にいた。ある日は花を摘み
に行き、ある日は原っぱで一緒に昼寝をして、ある
日はその羽根で空を飛べないかと一生懸命試した、
3人や4人で、原っぱを駆け回ったときもあった。フ
レリアはすっかり学校の中にとけ込んでいた。
 でもボクはその時まだ、心の中にしこりがあった。
ボクはまだ一度も、過去に自分がしたことを謝って
なかった。なんだか、タイミングを逸したような感
じがあって……時が経つにつれそれが強くなって、
更けに言えなくなっていた。そして、時たま見せるフ
レリアのちょっとした抵抗のような遠慮のようなも
のが引っかかっていた。それ以上一線越えないで
……って線が敷かれているようで、そういうモノを
感じる度にボクは落ち込んだ。
 結局その事を聞く勇気も出せず、謝るのも後で
いいやなんて思ってうウチに5年が経った。そして
ある日突然、父親から聞かされた。
 フレリアが空の上に向かうそうだ。


 ソル・マルタと言ったその大きな飛空艇には、フ
レリアとジャザと、そして異国の巫子さんのような
ロボットが一緒に乗り込むことになった。ボクはそ
れを見送りに行く。今日こそは伝えなきゃ……そう
決心していた。
 フレリアが一人一人と別れを交わし、そしてボク
と向かい合った。ボクは今までにないほど胸がド
キドキした。フレリアも何だかドキドキしているよ
うだった。そして、フレリアはまたあの時のように、
初めて逢ったときのように息を飲んで目を瞑って、
自分の精一杯を全部使って言った。


 「これからもずっと……一生側にいて……ほしい
……です……だから、私のこと忘れないで……」
 最後の方は聞き取れなかったけど、もの凄い想い
を感じ取った。ボクも言わなきゃ……って思った。
ずっと言おうと思っていた言葉。ボクも息を飲む。
 もの凄いドキドキする。逃げ出したくなるくらい
に……。
「3年したらまた戻ってくるらしいわよ?」
「あら、そうなの……それじゃ、すぐね」
 そんな会話がどこからか聞こえてきた。3年……。
 なんだ、3年か……。そう思った。
 そう思ってしまった。
 3年経ったらまた会えるんだ……。


 結局ボクは言葉を伝えず、頼りない笑顔だけを
贈り、フレリアを乗せたソル・マルタは空へと上が
っていった。2年後起こることも、その後のことも、
まだボクは知らなかった。当たり前だけど。
 でも、この時からボクは、3年後またフレリアと
会えることを楽しみにして生きていた。3年はとて
も長いように思えたけど、現実の3年は意外と短か
った。
 でも……


 ボクの待っていた「3年」は、永遠に訪れることは
無かった――。

Thanks to the great difference we had in bodybuild, I was able to jump and smack Granje in the face while he was still getting up.

[You damn...]

Granje said something, and as soon as I jumped again, I struck him. Now, this might haven't had any sense. It was the first in my life that this had happened. But I thought too that this was the best for myself. With the exception of this, nothing similar had even passed through my head before. Still, I continued attacking with all I had. Granje also counterattacked, and I got struck a lot of times. My nose began to bleed. Since my arms couldn't match his, I continued swinging downward, striking his head, with all the strength I had. Granje's nose then began to bleed too. I got struck in the stomach, and the next instant, I bit him in there, too.

[Agghhhhhht!!!]

Granje screamed. And while I bit him on the stomach, I kicked him on the legs. Then, he fell face-first in to the mud, and then, he leaned upwards. It might have been the rain, the sweat, or even the tears what were on Granje' s face, I don't know. However, there's no mistake that my face got all soggy from the tears that were falling along it.

[All of you! What the heck are y'all doing!?]

As if Granje's screaming had woken them up, his cronies came to help him. At the next second, I was completely outnumbered. Three of his henchmen surrounded me, and punched me many times. I don't know how, but my face was then completely covered in blood. Even though I tried to punch them, the cronies knocked me down... and then I was buried into the mud by all the cronies that were there.

Once they had enough of burying me, I found myself collapsed, covered in mud up to the waist. Granje was still furious, and after hitting me twice, he spat on my face.

[...This'll be enough for today!]

Once they agreed with him, the three cronies and him left, while the raindrops wiped off the blood from my face.

I felt how the sound of the rain steadily got stronger. And beside my face, the water was flowing through the ways it had bore in the soil of the fields. I felt that the scenery was very beautiful. Frelia sat down in the field, and I kept looking at her face, covered in mud, for a long time. After a while, I finally reacted, yet I still kept looking at Frelia, who was still sitting down. Frelia bended herself forward, and lowered her face... Then I got up, and began walking slowly to where she was. Somehow, when I saw Frelia's face again in a long time, I felt her filled of insecurity... as if she wasn't going to smile again. Then, I noticed it. The more I tried to get close to her, the more Frelia bended down. I grasped that her face was telling me very clearly that she was scared.

I advanced towards her one more stop, and she bended down even further.

I see... that's what I thought at that moment. And that's just because I bullied her together with everyone else. And even though I'm trying to help her now, it's too late. She won't forgive me anymore... She... hates me...

I became unable to move from the shock I got from that realization. Frelia stared back at me with a face filled with sadness. I didn't know anymore what I could do for her, and then, my tears began to overflow through my face. I felt that I almost drowned in the mix of blood and mucus that was coming out from my nose. I didn't know anymore what I could do at that moment, and then, I remembered the day I was acting in that same way. The words that my dad told me when I was crying on that corner of my room, days ago... "You should be honest with your own feelings". Then, I offered my right hand to Frelia.

Frelia looked at me for a short while, while I kept my hand extended to her. This is what I'm able to do, that was what I wanted to do with all my heart. I noticed I wasn't able to display the same courage that Frelia displayed back on that day, and that made me sad. However, I wouldn't put my hand down now, no matter what happened. I felt that many minutes passed by.

.......

[...Do you... still want... to be friends with me...?]

With the sound of my voice, it felt as if the falling of the rain had weakened to the point of completely ceasing.

I still was nodding. And then, as if I understood what was happening, I suddenly nodded even further.

Frelia took my hand. And then, slowly, steadily, she gripped it. I also gripped Frelia's hand. And as if wanting to transmit to her these feelings, that our hands would never be torn apart, no matter how strong were the things trying to do so, I gripped her hand even stronger.

The tears fell along Frelia's cheeks. While I could have confused them with raindrops, it wasn't possible to mistake her tears with them. And then, as if she couldn't wait anymore to do so, Frelia sobbed as she cried. Her face got all crumpled, and she still cried. As if she was letting out everything she had endured until this moment, she continued crying, as her sobs increased in strength. This was the very first time I saw her cry since the time I met her.

I took of my coat, and offered the only part of it that didn't got dirty from the mud to Frelia, so she could wipe off her tears. She buried her face in it, and began wiping off.

After that, we went back home, taken by the hands. Frelia continued crying all the way back home. And as if I was telling her that we wouldn't separate from each other, no matter what happened, I steadily strengthened the grip over our tied hands.

I was severely punished for having fought, but my parents didn't say anything about Frelia. To sis Jaza, that was completely unexpected. Instead, they allowed her to use the tub, and even served her sweet black tea to warm her up. After Frelia got out from the bath, she fell sleep from the exhaustion, and I had to finish drinking the tea alone. It was a shame that, somehow,

I couldn't bring myself to look Frelia in the face, but it was even worse that we couldn't drink the tea together... and when I though that, I got all embarrassed. Even my parents chose to not talk anything related to Frelia. Then, I talked about everything that happened with dad, though he just was there listening to me and nodding. After the conversation ended, he gave two strong strokes at my head, and then got out from my room, while nodding at me with an smile.

The next day, I found that a rumor was spread throughout the school about a [Decisive Battle] between me and Granje. Obviously, such a simple thing was quite the big news for the children, and once they heard that, everyone looked at me in interest. Even though I didn't tell anyone about that up until yesterday, I was bombarded with questions.

Though that could had been just because Granje was said to be the strongest kid on school. Everyone exaggerated about how I was covered in bandages like a mummy, while Granje had his nose covered in gauze, and even though he said once in a while [I can't do anything about it! Mom told me...], it seemed that our words weren't reaching their ears at all. And more importantly, this was the first time I was going to see Granje after I covered him in bruises, and all of them seemed very interested in who was the one that lost. Granje was covered by bandages and gauze in even more places than how I was, though I wasn't in very good shape either. Strangely, no one seemed to be very interested on who had lost or won in that fight: it seemed they were interested only on the fight itself.

From that day, the things began to steadily change. I was all the time with Frelia, and finally, Frelia began to smile again. When Frelia was alone, even the girls said horrible things to her whenever she appeared, but once I began to get closer to her, that attitude began to slowly disappear. And all the friends I managed to make also ended becoming good friends with Frelia with the passing of time, and talked a lot with her. Even the girls, to who you would need a good dose of courage to be able to talk to them, became friends with her. Yes, everything changed for the better.

At2 p83 frelia

Frelia

Frelia was always surrounded by people. One day, they went to pick flowers, other they went to take a nap under the sun in the fields, and other, Frelia tried to fly, but it then became clear that her wings weren't made for that, no matter how much she tried.

There were around 3 or 4 people always playing with her. Frelia was finally accepted by everyone at the school.

But even then, I still had some uneasiness in my heart. And one time, I noticed that was because I didn't apologize to Frelia for everything I did to her before. I felt that I had missed my chance to do so... and with the passing of time, that uneasiness became stronger, and even worse because I wouldn't say anything about it. And whenever I saw Frelia, I acted coldly, as if I was trapped in some kind of diffidence. As if I was telling her that there was a line that shouldn't be crossed... and whenever I felt as if the line was getting larger, I got depressed.

After all, I never got the courage to ask that to her, and five years passed with me thinking that I would never be able to apologize to her. And then, a certain day, I got these sudden news from my father. That Frelia was departing for the somewhere beyond the skies.

Frelia, Jaza, and a robot that looked like a priestess from another land, all of them boarded a great airship called Sol Marta. I went to the place of the lift-off to say goodbye to them. I had decided... that I had to tell this to her today.

Frelia said goodbye to everyone, one by one, until we were in front of each other. The same thing that rendered me unable to say that to her until now then made itself present: the nervousness I felt in my chest. It seemed that Frelia was very nervous too. And like how Frelia did the time I first met her, she breathed heavily and closed her eyes, and using all of her strength, she told this to me.

[I want to be... always with... you... so... please... don't ever... forget about me...]

Though I couldn't catch the last words she said, that was enough to make me feel a great number and extent of feelings. I have to tell her now... I thought.

The words I have always been thinking I should tell her. Then, I breathed heavily.

I was extremely nervous. Nervous enough to start running away...

[She'll come back here in three years, right?]

[Ah, yes... well then, see you later]

I heard that conversation from somewhere near. Three years... Wait a second, three years...? That's what I thought. That is what I had thought. I can meet her again in three years...

After all, I couldn't say these words to her, and I wasn't able to give her anything but a vague smile, before Frelia boarded Sol Marta and was sent to the skies. After two years, even after such time had passed, I still didn't have any news about her. However, it was just natural.

Still, I lived looking forward to the time when I could meet again with Frelia, once the three years had passed. I thought that three years were a very long time, but actually, these three years passed unexpectedly quickly.

But...

These [three years] I waited to pass ended up becoming an eternal wait...

お仕舞い

The End

The Second Era: Infel Phira and the War Against the Goddess

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 有史以来最大の参事となったグラスノイン
フェリアによって、世界は一変した。世界の発
展は著しく停滞、多くの貴重な技術が失われ
ている。その影響は後世にも尾を引くほど甚大
であり、多くの歴史書が、グラスノインフェリア以
降の時代を「第二紀」として分類した。
 メタ・ファルスにとってこの時代は、メタファ
リカへの挑戦と発展の時代だった。インフェ
ル・ピラの完成、神との戦争など、後世に残る
大事件の多くが第二紀の出来事である。

Because of the worst catastrophe that occurred since the dawn of history, 
the Grathnode Inferia, the world completely changed. The development of 
the world greatly ended stagnating, and many precious technologies were 
lost. Its influence also left a great mark for the future generations, given 
that the ages that came after Grathnode Inferia were classified as the [Second 
Era] in many history books.
It was in this Era that Metafalss took upon itself the challenge for developing 
Metafalica. Important events such as the completion of Infel Phira, and 
the War Against the Goddess, which also left their marks in the generations 
posterior to them, all happened during the Second Era.

Timeline

Year Event
3045 Jaza's prediction remains unfulfilled. Outbreak of a civil war due to racial discrimination.
3047 Frelia enters in Cold Sleep.
3051 Enja expresses his collaboration to Jaza about the destruction of the Second Tower.
3057 Jaza plays a integral role on the formation of the [Pastalia] community.
3061 The rocket to Sol Marta is completed and launched. Afterwards,

it's shot down by Rhaki.

3062 The Grand Bell Hall is built on the summit of the tower, and a memorial service is held for the fallen ones.
3065 The Government inaugurates officially the [Grand Bell Hall]. Jaza is appointed

as the Pope.

3067 Arrival of an airship from Neo Elemia.
3075 The concept for Infel Phira is created in Pastalia.
3080 The theory for the new target, Metafalica, is completed. However, Jaza chooses to not release it to the public.
3082 The Metafalica project is exposed, and the Pastalia diehards start causing riots.
3085 Death of Jaza.
3086 Selena, obeying Jaza's last wishes, besides becoming the new Pope, she also turns into the first Maiden.
3116 Start of the construction of Infel Phira. But even though it was completed in 3121 AD, it ended in failure.
3150 Start of the construction of Infel Phira for second time. But even though it was completed in 3162 AD, it ended in failure.
3183 Establishment of the Reyvateil Beta ER technique
3184 The Second Maiden, Ene, is appointed.
3187 Death of Selena.
3217 The truth about the Metafalica Theory is disclosed to the public.
3255 Announcement of the restart of the construction of the Infel Phira plan. Disclosure of a Super-Reyvateil theory.
3283 Beginning of the works on the Infel Phira, First Stage plan. Completed on 3290 AD.
3291 Succesful transcripting of the first IPD.
3298 Infel is appointed as the first Maiden of Mio.
3300 Infel discovers the essential principle for the creation of the Diquility.
3304 Infel intervenes in the development of the Infel Phira theories. Grammul is fired the following year.
3306 Formation of the [People of Mio]
3308 Start of the development of the New Testament of Pastalie.
3309 Beginning of the Infel Phira, Second Stage Plan. Completed on 3312 AD.
3313 Metafalica is executed, and fails. Nenesha dies. Outbreak of the War Against the Goddess.
3316 A pact with the Goddess is made by the Grand Bell Agency. The Ascension project begins to be executed in secret.
3317 Infel disappears.
3319 Establishment of the pact between the Goddess and the people.
3356 In one of the storehouses for materials for the construction of the Rim railroad track, a new town, Rakshek, is built.
3357 The Metafalica believers among the inhabitants of Rakshek go and build the town of Mint Block.
3358 The Rim railroad track is inaugurated, connecting Rakshek and Enna. The following year, its named the "Souffle Track".
3367 The Souffle Track is expanded up to Mint Block.
3420 Arrival of airships from Neo Elemia. Many technologies from Neo Elemia are introduced to Metafalss.

The Times of Chaos (3041 ~ 3085 AD)

Reunion with Enja

 グラスノインフェリアの到来の頂上で迎
えたジャザは、そのままその場に崩れ落ち、意
識を失なった。そして目を覚ましたとき、彼女の
そばには多くの人がいた。12賢人や、フレリア
の友人だった少年エンジャ。そして何よりジャ
ザを驚かせたのは、たくさんのレーヴァテイル
の姿だった。彼女たちは、昨年にエル・エレミ
アからやってきたのだという。全部で33人いた
レーヴァテイルは、すでにメタファルス律によ
る詩の詠唱を習得しており、今では木を産み
出すくらいはできるようになっていた。彼女らの
詩魔法の力は、災害からの復興に欠かせない
ものになることを感じさせた。
 しかし、状況は芳しくなかった。爆心地のエ
ル・エレミアから遠く離れていたおかげで、この
地を死の雲海が完全に覆うまでに10年程の
歳月がかかったが、地上は有毒の砂塵や煙が
充満し、人間が生活できる環境にはなかった。
人々は次々と倒され、塔に逃げ込んだ者だけが
生き延びた。人工物である塔には草木一本生
えていなかったため、人々は地上に降りで食料
を確保しては塔に持ち帰ったが、雲海の毒性
は月日が経つほどに増していく。メタ・ファルス
の状況は、さらに過酷になっていった。 

Jaza saw the coming of the Grathnode Inferia from the top of the Tower, 
and on that same place, she collapsed and lost her consciousness. When she 
came about, there were a great number of people around her: the Twelve Sages,
and the boy the was Frelia's friend, Enja. Also, and what surprised her 
the most, were the faces of many Reyvateils. She was told by them that they 
had been sent to Metafalss from El Elemia the past year. There were in total 
33 Reyvateils, and thanks to them having learned to sing in the Metafalss 
Note, they were even able of feats such as creating trees from the air. 
It was felt by the people afterwards that if it wasn't for the power of their 
Song Magic, they wouldn't had been able to recover from the catastrophe.
However, the situation got worse. Because Metafalss was so far from El Elemia,
which was the epicenter of the catastrophe, this region wasn't completely 
covered by the Sea of Death until around ten years later. However, the surface 
began to gradually fill with poisonous clouds of sand and smoke, and slowly, 
the environment became something unbearable for the people to live in.
The people fell dead one by one, and because the Tower was a man-made structure,
with no vegetation or trees, they had to go back down the Tower to collect 
food, and then hurry back up, and the toxicity of the Sea of Death increased 
with the passing of the time. Definitively, the situation in Metafalss got 
harsher than ever.

The Times of Chaos

 ジャザにはラキを倒し、フレリアを取り戻すと
いう強い意志があった。ソル・マルタでジャザが
見たエル・エレミアの計画では、3045年に第二
塔を消え去し、さらにこの世界が次の時代に移行
することが示唆されていた。第二塔、現在では
メタ・ファルスの人々が暮らす場所が消滅する
ことは、なんとしても避けねばならない。
 ジャザはエレミアの陰謀を人々に語り、それ
は「ジャザの予言」として広まった。しかし、その
話を信じなかった人々は彼女に奇異の視線を
向ける。ジャザへの協力者がなかなか現れない
ばかりか、3045年が過ぎて塔に何も起こらなか
ったのちは、誰もジャザを相手にしなくなった。

Jaza had strong motivations to go defeat Rhaki and bring back Frelia. However,
she also saw the plans of El Elemia at Sol Marta, in which she learned 
that they intended to destroy the Second Tower in 3045 AD, and furthermore, 
she also saw the implications that would bring now this world had moved 
onto the next era literally devastated. The Second Tower was now the place 
where everyone in Metafalss lived, and its destruction was something that 
should be avoided at all costs.
Jaza told about the conspiracy of Elemia to the people, and her speech about 
it was then propagated among the people, known under the name of [Jaza's 
Prediction]. However, no one wanted to believe these words, and everyone 
just gave her strange looks. Jaza didn't ever get any supporters in her 
efforts to preserve the Second Tower, and when the 3045 AD year passed without 
any major incidents, no one wanted anything to do with Jaza anymore.

Sol Marta, Isolated

 グラスノインフェリアの発生は、ソル・マル
タの孤立を招いた。エル・エレミアが壊滅的
な打撃を受けていたため、地上からの交信が
完全に途絶えてしまったからだ。
 フレリアにとって、塔の創造は何よりも楽
しい経験だったので、リングを回すことがで
きない現状は退屈以外の何物でもなかった。
不憫に思ったラキは、フレリアに自分の持つ
科学知識のすべてを与えいていく。
 そのなかからフレリアはコールドスリープ
ポッドの存在を発見した。フレリアは謳い、
ポッドを紡ぐと「その日」が来るまで眠りにつ
くことにしたのである。やがて、ポッドの周囲
が変化しはじめた。地が生まれ、草と木が生
えた。700年後の現在、ソル・マルタは緑で
覆われ、宇宙に浮かぶ大地と化している。そ
れは、フレリアが想像していた本来の塔の姿
に近いものかもしれない。

The Grathnode Inferia brought complete isolation to Sol Marta. Given that 
El Elemia received a devastating shock from the catastrophe, all kinds of 
telecommunication from the surface came to an end.
To Frelia, the creation of the Tower was the most fun of experiences, so 
when she noticed she couldn't make the Rings rotate anymore, she fell into 
a boredom from which nothing could get her out. Feeling pity for Frelia, 
Rhaki began teaching her about all the scientific knowledge she had recorded.
From that, Frelia discovered about the existence of Cold Sleep Pods. So 
Frelia began singing, crafting a pod around her, and fell asleep inside 
of it, continuing to do so until [That day] came. Soon enough, the area 
around where the pod was began to change. Land appeared over the metallic 
floor, and grass and trees began sprouting from it. And now, 700 years after 
that, Sol Marta is covered in greenness, effectively turned into an small 
land floating through the space. And that could be because that was the closest 
Frelia imagined how the Tower would originally be, had it been completed.

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The Feelings of Enja and Jaza

 3045年には何も起こらなかったが、ジャザは
油断しなかった。彼女はその後も生活を続け
たが、以前にも増して周りからの風当たりは強
く、思う通りに事は運ばなかった。
 さらに悪いことに、この頃からメタ・ファルス
に移住していたエレミア人とメタ・ファルス人
のあいだでいざこざが頻発するようになる。
当時、この地にはエレミア人とメタ・ファルス
人が3:7程度の割合で住んでいた。第二塔
は、エレミア人とメタ・ファルス人、そして少数
のテル族が共同で建設したが、基本的には波
動科学の知識に長けたエレミア人が全体を管
理しており、最終的な権限を持っていたのも
エレミア人だった。進んだ技術を持つ彼らが、
我が物顔で振る舞い始めるまでに時間はか
からなかったのである。
 飢えて死ぬ人もいた。争って死ぬ人もいた。
過酷な環境のなか塔の人口は激減していた
が、この時期でまた人の数の減った。そのな
かでエレミア人は日増しに勢力を伸ばし、数
年もしないうちにエレミア人がメタ・ファルス人
を取り仕切る形でコミュニティを構築してしま
うようになる。
 それでもジャザは諦めなかった。何年もの
間、孤立な闘いを続けた。月日が過ぎ、ジャザ
が老い始めたころ、彼女にひとりの協力者が
現われる。大惨事前に自分の身近におり、と
きに厳しく叱った男の子エンジャだった。あれ
から13年、エンジャは立派な大人になってい
た。孤立し、異端視されていたジャザを手伝
うことは勇気が必要だったが、エンジャは覚悟
を決めていた。彼には後悔していることがひ
とつあり、二度とその過ちを犯さないと決意し
ていたのだった。
 エンジャは、ずっとジャザの言葉を信じてい
た。ジャザの言うこの世界の消滅、そしてフレ
リアの危機。子供のころから彼女がどういう
人かを知っていたため、その言葉を疑うことが
できなかった。しかし、今までその本当の気
持ちに従うことを自分の弱さが邪魔していた
のだった。
 フレリアは、エンジャにとって特別な存在だ
った。また会えるのなら、ただ一言、謝りたか
った。当時は数年後に降りてくると聞いてい
たため、あとでもいいと思っていたが、その日
は訪れなかった。もしジャザの言葉が本当な
らば、もう二度とフレリアと会えないのかも
しれない。
 だから、エンジャはジャザと共にソル・マル
タを目指した。ただ一言、フレリアに謝るため
に。そして、二度と自分の本当の想いを自分
自身で裏切らないために。

Jaza prepared herself for the events that would happen on 3045, though at 
the end, nothing happened. She even continued living this kind of life despite 
all of the people siding against her, and even then, she continued acting 
as she thought it was the best.
And to make everything worse, around this time the immigrants from Elemia 
and the Metafalssians began to quarrel, and these disputes became more frequent 
with the passing of time. At the time, the population ratio of Elemians 
and Metafalssians living in this land were 3 Elemians per each 7 Metafalssians.
What could be built of the Second Tower was thanks to the collaborative 
efforts of the Metafalssians, Elemians, and a minority of the Teru, yet 
the Elemians still claimed that given their great knowledge of Wave Science, 
they were originally entitled to the complete administration of the Tower, 
and at the end, the authority was indeed given to them. Because of their 
advanced technologies, it didn't pass much time before they started acting 
as if they were the owners of the entire place.
And yet then, the people were dying because of the starvation and the fights 
between themselves. The harsh environment of the Tower caused a sharp decrease 
in the total population of Metafalss, and even in the current times it's 
the cause of death for some of the people. And during this, the Elemians 
continued seizing day by day more power for them, and it would have seem 
that the Elemians would end up construction a community where they would 
be ruling over the Metafalssians.
Yet still, Jaza didn't give up. During many years, she continued fighting 
alone. The days passed, and when she began getting old, a sole supporter 
appeared for her. The person that was closest to her before the great catastrophe,
who at the time was just a boy constantly scolded by his parents: Enja. 
13 years had passed since them, and Enja had grown to become a fine man. 
Given Jaza was isolated, and treated as an heretic, Enja needed to have 
quite a lot of courage to help her, yet still, he was decided to press on. 
There was just one thing he regretted, and he had decided he couldn't leave 
this past error without being repaired.
Enja always believed the words of Jaza. She once told him that this world 
would be destroyed, and that Frelia was in crisis. Since he knew what kind 
of person Jaza was since he was a child, he never doubted her words. However,
his own weakness got in the way of him telling his true feelings to his 
most important person until now.
Frelia was that kind of an special person to Enja. If they could meet again, 
he would apologize to her, even through only one word. Because he heard 
she was coming down after a few years, he thought it would be all right 
to wait until then, but that day never came. If what Jaza said was true, 
he would never be able to meet with Frelia again.
Because of that, Jaza and Enja worked together to reach Sol Marta. So he 
could give at least a one-word apology to Frelia. So he could express to 
her his true feelings, without his body betraying him again.


Selena, the Collaborator

 ジャザはすでに40歳を超え、無理がきかな
い体になっていた。レーヴァテイル・オリジン
であるフレリアは生き続け、ラキもまた導力が
ある限り動き続ける。しかし自分の命には限
りがあった。自分がいなくなったら、この塔の
危機を伝える者はいなくなる。そして、肉眼で
見ることが出来ないソル・マルタなど、2世代
も後になれば誰の記憶からも消えてしまうだ
ろう。しかし、この世界の危機と、フレリアが
ソル・マルタに取り残されたという事実は、ジ
ャザがこの世からいなくなったはるか未来に
も変わらずそこにあり続けるはずなのだ。残
された時間は長くない。
 絶望で諦めかけたころ、新たな協力者が現
れた。エンジャと共に働いていた、セレナ
という名の技術者である。彼女はエル・エレ
ミアから来たレーヴァテイルの1人で、ベー
タ純血種と呼ばれていた。
 セレナはエンジャの言葉を聞き、そして協
力を申し出た。純真だったフレリアの姿をセ
レナに重ねたジャザは彼女を信頼し、自分が
一番大切にしているものを見せる。
 それは、ソル・マルタから持ち帰ったフレリ
アのDセロファンだった。セレナは自分に入
っているDセロファンの代わりにフレリアのD
セロファンをインストールしてみる。しばらく何
も変わらなかったが、ある日突然変化が訪れ
た。まるでフレリアがセレナに憑依したかの
ように、彼女に意識がフレリアのものに
なったのだ。フレリアは、つい先ほど別れたかの
ように、ジャザに話しかけてきた。同じスペク
トラム遺伝子をもつセレナの身体を擬似的に
動かしているだけだが、そこにいるのは確かに
フレリアだった。ジャザは、今もフレリアが眠
り続けていることと、ラキが今でもフレリアの
側にいるであろうことを知った。
 フレリアのDセロファンをインストールする
と、セレナは月に数回フレリアになる事がで
きた。ジャザたちはフレリアから最先端の波
動科学を学び、その技術と知識で貧しいメ
タ・ファルス人を救い歩いた。そんなことをし
ているうち、自然とジャザの周囲には人が集
まってくるようになっていた。

When Jaza got beyond 40 years old, she noticed that her body was deteriorating 
with the passing of time. While Frelia, as a Reyvateil Origin, could continue 
living forever, Rhaki would only continue moving as long her Symphonic Power 
source lasted. However, Jaza's own life also had a limit. Once she died, 
there wouldn't be any left that could warn the people about the crisis this 
Tower faced. And also, once Sol Marta became impossible to see without a 
telescope, the ages would pass, and it would disappear from the memories 
of everyone. However, the facts of the crisis that threatened this world, 
as well Frelia being left behind in Sol Marta were thing that wouldn't change,
even in the farthest future, and would always continue like this. Jaza knew 
she didn't have much time left.
She was about to succumb to despair, when a new collaborator appeared. It 
was an engineer that worked together with Enja, called Selena. She also 
was one of the Reyvateils that came from El Elemia, called a Pureblooded 
Beta-type.
Selena heard the things that Enja told her, and then she offered her help 
to them. Her sincerity made Jaza overlap Frelia's image over hers, and trusting 
in her, she showed to Selena the possession she treasured the most.
That was the D-Cellophane of Frelia, which Jaza brought back from Sol Marta. 
They tried extracting Selena's D-Cellophane and Installing Frelia's into 
her. For some time, it seemed that there was nothing different about her, 
until a certain day, she suffered an unexpected change. As if Selena had 
been completely possessed by Frelia, her consciousness turned into Frelia's 
consciousness. Then, Frelia talked to Jaza, as if they hadn't been separated 
for much time. It might just have been that Selena's body moved by itself 
because she had the same Spectrum Gene as Frelia, however, it truly was 
Frelia the one that was talking. This is how Jaza learned that Frelia continued 
sleeping at the current time, and that Rhaki was currently at her side.
By Installing Frelia's D-Cellophane into herself, Selena was able to become 
Frelia as much as she liked. This served to Jaza and her group to learn 
about many cutting-edge Wave Science technologies from Frelia, and these 
technologies and knowledge are what put the poor land of Metafalss into 
the way to its salvation. Naturally, because of this, many people came to 
Jaza's side.

Pureblooded Beta-types

 オリジンをベースに創られたレーヴァ
テイルのこと。セレナら第二塔にいた
33人のレーヴァテイルはすべてこのベ
ータ純血種であった。ただし、メタ・ファ
ルスにはベータ純血種を創る技術がなか
ったため、こののちは彼女らの血を受け
継ぐ第三世代のみとなっていく。 

Reyvateils created by using the Origins as the basis. All of the 33 Reyvateils 
of which Selena was part, which came to the Second Tower were this kind 
of Reyvateils: the Pureblooded Beta-types. However, given that there wasn't 
the necessary technology in Metafalss to continue creating the Pureblooded 
Beta-types, the only Reyvateil that existed in there after them were their 
direct descendants: the Third Generations.


Enja, Headed for Sol Marta

 技術や知識は、おもにエンジャやセレナに
よって人々にもたらせた。優秀な人材も集
まり、やがて一人ではどうにもならない者も創
れるようになっていた。
 一方、信頼できる仲間を得たジャザは、
もっぱら人々に精神的な徳を伝えた。ジャザ
の献身的な姿に動かされ、次々と集まってく
る人々のなかには第一紀の歴史を知らない者
も大勢いる。そんな若い人たちに、ジャザは
フレリアとラキの話を熱心に話った。フレリ
アとこの世界は我々が護っていくのだ、という
意識を民衆のなかで高めていったのだ。
 この頃すでに、ジャザの勢力はエレミア人
の権力者と肩を並べるくらいまで規模を拡大
していた。これを危険視したエレミア人は、ジ
ャザとその組織を狙い始める。
 ジャザの勢力には、いつしか「パスタリア」
という名前が付けられていた。パスタリアは
メタファルス律「革命の詩」と訳される。
このころから数十年先まで、パスタリアとエレ
ミア人の勢力は熾烈な争いを繰り広げてい
くことになる。
 しかし、あくまで自己の利益のために暴力
を振るうエレミア人と違い、パスタリアには団
結を固める大きな目的があった。その世界を
護るため、自分たちは生き延びなければなら
ない。そんな想いが、パスタリアの人々の士
気をさらに高めた。
 いつしか多数のレーヴァテイルもパスタリ
ア側に参加した。さらに、暴利をむさぼる一部
の権力者に反発したエレミア人たちも、エレ
ミア陣営から離脱してパスタリアに与する者
が後を絶たなかった。このことはメタ・ファル
ス人を大いに驚かせた。
 そんななか、ついに完成したのだ。ロケット
と呼ばれるその乗り物だ。ただひたすら、上
に、上に……この塔のはるか上空に浮かぶソ
ル・マルタへ向かうことだけを意識した、たっ
たひとつの想いに支えられた創造物だった。
ジャザにとって念願が成就した瞬間だったが、
ロケットが完成したとき、すでにその年齢は50
を超えていた。
 ジャザは自らが向かうことを切望したが、エ
ンジャがそれを止めた。ソル・マルタに行け
ば、ラキとの激しい戦いが避けられない。そ
のなかですでに老齢にさしかかったジャザが
生き残るのは厳しいだろう。エンジャはジャザ
を説得し、自分がフレリアを連れて戻ることを
約束した。かくして、数名のレーヴァテイルと
勇敢な仲間たちとともに、エンジャはソル・マ
ルタへと向かう。しかし、フレリアを保護し、
ラキを討つのは困難が予想された。

With the technologies and knowledge received from Frelia, both Enja and 
Selena received a heavy responsibility from the people. A great number of 
talented people reunited under them, and the efforts that seemed hopeless 
for a single person suddenly became easily achievable.
If one person was able to gain the trust of Enja, and become a good friend 
of him, they would enter to the group that was taught about emotional benevolence.
Jaza devotedly dedicated her efforts to this, and one by one, a lot of 
the people that didn't know the history of the First Era gathered under 
her. Jaza talked passionately about Rhaki and Frelia to these young ones, 
raising greatly the awareness among the people that they had the duty of 
protecting both Frelia and this world.
Around this time, Jaza's influence had extended so much that it was already 
in par with the sphere of influence that the Elemians had. The Elemians 
deemed this as a threat to their power, and began making Jaza and her organization 
the aim of their attacks.
Jaza's influence became so great that, before she had noticed, it was even 
given a name: [Pastalia]. Pastalia means [Song of Revolution] in the Metafalss 
Note. And starting here, and for the few next decades, Metafalss saw how 
many violent conflicts between Pastalia and the power of the Elemians unfolded.
However, up to the very end, there was a fundamental difference: while the 
Elemians fought for their own profit, and thus brought violence to Metafalss,
Pastalia only thought to harden the unity among the people. To protect 
their world, they didn't have any other choice but to survive. These feeling 
were what boosted the morale of the Pastalians.
Before soon, a great number of Reyvateils also joined the Pastalian side. 
Furthemore, because one part of the Elemians coveted an absurd number of 
war booty, the others rebelled against them, and left the Elemian camps 
to join Pastalia, which were the only ones that weren't prosecuted later 
on. This was quite a great surprise for the Metafalssians.
And while this happened, it finally was completed. A vehicle called a rocket.
They just wished to go up, and up... and head up to Sol Marta, which floats 
beyond the heavens... that was what everyone had in their minds. This was 
the only feeling that supported the creation of something like this.
When the rocket was completed, it finally was the moment for realizing Jaza's 
earnest wishes, which in that year had already gone beyond her 50th birthday.
Jaza herself was the person who most wished to go there, but Enja stopped 
her, since given her age, she wouldn't be able to endure a fierce battle 
with Rhaki if she went to Sol Marta. However, even if she was nearing the 
advanced age, she still survived as a very stern woman. Still, Enja managed 
to persuade her, and promised her that he would bring back Frelia to the 
Tower. Thus, a great number of Reyvateils, and his valiant companions, offered 
to go with him to Sol Marta. However, he expected that defeating Rhaki, 
the one assigned to be Frelia's guardian, wouldn't be an easy task.

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Background Story: [Eternal Guardian]

~Rhaki and Shun~

たった一言だけでいい、フレリアに謝りたい――少年時代の後悔を、いま命を
賭して晴らしにいくエンジャ。
塔の人々の希望を受け、ソル・マルタ目指して飛び立つ。そして、そこには恐ろ
しい能力を備えたガーディアン、ラキが待ち受けていた。

"Even if it's only through one word, I want to apologize to Frelia..." Because 
of the regrets he had since he was a boy, Enja now was risking his life 
to clear them.
Receiving hope from the people of the Tower, he flew high into the skies, 
towards Sol Marta. And then, there he found the Guardian that had terrifying 
abilities, Rhaki, waiting for him.
ソル・マルタは静かだった。そして、フレリアとラ
キしかいないこの衛星は、2人という搭乗人員数に
は合わないほど広かった。
ロケットに乗り込んだ、わずか10人足らずの有
志と共にソル・マルタに進入したエンジャは、乗り込
む際に使ったポッドの着地地点から探索を始めた。
ソル・マルタの中央部にはガラスの球体の部屋があ
る。その部屋は十字に敷かれた通路以外はすべて
透明で構成されており、空には満天の星が、足下に
は塔と自分たちの星が見渡せた。フレリアはここで
舞い、そしてリングを回し、塔を組み立てていったの
だ。そこは、ひどく孤独な空間のようにも思えた。
しばし、全員がそこで呆然と周りを見渡した。
 ゛それ゛は、いつの間にか現れていた。奥の部屋か
ら出てきたように思える。巫女服をまとう、黒髪の
可愛い女の子だった。エンジャ以外の誰もが一瞬
思った。「この子はきっとラキではない」と。しかし、
そのわずかな油断が命取りになる。
 瞬間的に戦闘態勢に入ったラキは、目にも留ま
らぬスピードで2人をガラス玉まで跡ね飛ばした。
驚くことに、ガラス玉はガラスではなかった。宙を
舞った2人は、そのガラスと思われた場所をすり抜
け、はるか遠くへ飛んでいく。
 エンジャたちが一行の目的のひとつは「ラキの討
伐」。……誰もが目眩がした。こんな途方もない力
を持った殺戮兵器と戦うのか、と。
 エンジャたちが立つ、この部屋に手すりはない。
落ちたら終わりだ。そして、ロケットの着陸した部
屋へ行かせるわけにはいかない。壊れたら、エ
ンジャたちは地上に帰る術を失ってしまう。残る選
択肢が奥の部屋しかないことを即座に判断したエ
ンジャは、ラキが反対側まで跡んだとき、奥の部屋
へ突撃した。扉が開くや否や、部屋の中に転がり
込むエンジャと数名の従者たち。辛くも部屋に飛び
込んだとき、エンジャたちは目を疑った。その部屋
は驚くことに、木の根が一面に張り巡らされ、そし
て草木が生えていたのだ! この不思議な部屋で
は、部屋全体を植物が覆っていた。
 部屋の中心には、巨大なポッドがあった。そして、
その中では誰かが眠っていた。ーー忘れもしない、
若草色の髪と白い肌。それは、紛れもなくフレリア
そのものだった。それも、エンジャと別れあの日
から、まるで2~3年しか経っていないような姿で。
……エンジャにとっては、20年以上の月日が流れ
ている再会だった。
 エンジャは彼女の名前を叫んだ。その瞬間、背
中から強い衝撃が襲い、壁に叩きつけられる。ラ
キだった。呼吸が出来ない……。苦痛みに顔を歪め
ながら、エンジャは顔を上げ、ラキと向かい合った。
息を飲むほど美しかった……が、その表情からは背
筋が凍るような冷たさを感じる。息が落ち着いた
のを見計らい、エンジャはラキに言い放った。
「お前の目的は……何なんだ……」
ラキは表情を変えずに事務的に答える。
「必要に応じて、このシステムを管理、操作及び警
護することです」
「システム……ソル・マルタの事か……」
「ソル・マルタ、そしてフレリアの事です」
「……!!」
一瞬目の前が真っ暗になった。ラキにとって、フ
レリアは「システム」でしか無かったのだ。
 実際には、ラキはフレリアを可愛がっていた。足
りなかったのは、明らかにその言葉に込める想い
だった。エンジャはさらにラキに質問する。
 「お前は、この下にある塔を消えすのか……?」
 「信号が入力されれば、トゥエンティ・ゼロ
(0.00000000000000000001)の誤差内で
導体D波供給を停止、初期化します」
 ラキの後ろから光が輝き、今度はラキ飛ばさ
れる。エンジャに同行した、レーヴァテイルが放
った詩魔法だった。このスキにエンジャは体勢を整
え、再び両者は激しい闘いに戻る。
 エンジャは、自分がラキに勝てる望みはこれっぽ
っちもないことを自覚していた。目の前の美しい
彼女は、恐らくジャザが想像していたのよりも遙か
に強かった。もしかするとジャザに対しては、フレ
リアがいる手前、かなり手加減していたのかもしれ
ない。それ程までにラキは強かった。熾烈な闘い
が続き、エンジャ側は一人、また一人と散っていく。
やがて最後の仲間も力尽き、フレリアのポッドの周
囲に残ったのは、既に傷だらけで立つことも厳し
い状況のエンジャのみとなっていた。
ラキにまともな損害を与えることこそできなかっ
たものの、この規格外のバケモノを相手に、エンジ
ャの仲間たちは誰もがよく頑張った。少なくとも、
エンジャがフレリアに宛てた手紙を書き、ポッドと
それを取り巻く蔦との間に挟み込む程度の時間を
作ってくれたのだから。
 「護ってあげられなくて、ごめんな」
 手紙に書けたのは、それだけだった。

 ……そのフレリアに宛てた手紙が、エンジャの
運命を大きく変えることになるのは、この僅か数
秒後の事だった。
 ソル・マルタに搭乗してから23年あまりの間、フ
レリアと2人きりで過ごしてきたラキは、フレリアか
ら何度もエンジャの名を聞かされていた。友達が
できず、いじめられてばかりいたレーヴァテイルの
自分を、ただ1人身を呈して護ってくれる人がいた
こと。自分が大好きな人ということ。……そして、
その人に、一生側にいてほしいということを。
 ラキは常々、現在の不測の事態についてのリスク
ヘッジを計算していた。ネオ・エレミアからアク
セスが途絶えている現状、この先一体、何年このま
まの状態が続くのか予測がつかない。現在のソ
ル・マルタに生命体がフレリアただ1人しかいない
以上、機械である自分に万が一の事態が生じたら、
システムに甚大な影響を及ぼしてしまう。フレリア
がこの先、いつ完了するとも知れないソル・マルタ
での待機状態を続けるにあたって、自分以外の守
護者が必要だ。そしてそれは、フレリアの生き甲斐
となれるものがいい。そう、たとえば恋人のような。
 ラキは、エンジャがフレリアに宛てた手紙の存在
に気づいていた。そして、ひとつの結論を出し、目
の前で今まさに生命を終えようとしている青年に
声をかけた。
 ーー肉体を失っても、フレリアの守護者として悠
久の命を生きる覚悟があるか、と。
 すでに声を出すことも叶わなかったエンジャは、
迷うことなくうなずいた。
 そしてエンジャは、蒼い狼の姿と、デジタル生命
体としての半永久的な命を手に入れた。
 獣の形態はラキの判断による。エンジャの体型
と運動能力を分析し、その俊敏性を評価したラキは、
有事にあたって俊敏に動ける四体足の獣の姿を選
択し、なかでも一撃での攻撃力に富む狼を選んだ。
言うまでもなく、エンジャに選択肢はなかった。

 ーーこうして、「瞬」は生を受けた。そして、必死に
塔を維持しては眠りにつくだけの日々を送るフレリ
アとともに、約700年を過ごすのである。

Sol Marta was in complete silence. And still, Rhaki and Frelia were nowhere 
on sight inside this satellite, of which they were its only passengers.
Only a meager ten people volunteered to board the rocket and come to Sol 
Marta together with Enja, which landed upon the satellite using a pod, and 
then, began their search. In the innermost part of Sol Marta, there was 
a great spherical glass room. This place was completely transparent, with 
the exception of the various written glyphs that paved its floors, and thus, 
they could the stars that covered the entire sky around them, and at their 
foot, they could over the Tower and their own planet. This was the place 
were Frelia danced, made the Rings spin, and constructed the Tower. They 
thought that this place was completely devoid of people, but that impression 
only lasted for a little while, since they looked dumbfounded around them.
And that was, because they noticed, she appeared. A girl clad in Miko clothes,
with black hair, who was thought to have come from the inner chambers. 
Everyone except for Enja thought this: "This girl couldn't possibly be Rhaki",
however that ended being a fatal mistake.
In just a second, Rhaki changed into battle mode, and sent flying through 
the room two of the members of Enja's team at an incredible speed, even 
faster than what eyes could perceive. To their surprise, they noticed that 
the room wasn't made of glass. When these two persons were sent flying through 
the room, what was thought to be glass was revealed to actually be holograms,
and they fell down into the distance.
Enja's group then had only one goal in their minds: to [suppress Rhaki]. 
All of them were dumbfounded, because they would have to fight against this 
ridiculously powerful weapon of mass destruction.
Enja's group stood up, and with horror, noticed that there weren't any railings 
in this room. If they fell down, it would be their end, and furthermore, 
they couldn't risk going back to the room where they landed with the rocket. 
If Rhaki destroyed it, they would lose their only means of returning to 
the surface of the planet. They immediately decided that their only choice 
was to press onwards to the innermost chamber of Sol Marta, and even if 
they would be attacked by Rhaki, they would race as quick as they could 
into the chamber. As soon as they opened the door, Enja and many of his companions 
tumbled throghout the room. The barely managed to avoid Rhaki and head into 
the chamber, and when they entered, they couldn't believe what their eyes 
were showing them. That room was an amazing thing, there were roots of stretching 
throughout the floor, and there were trees and grass sprouting from the 
metal floor! It was a true wonder, that this entire room was enshrouded 
by vegetation.
In the center of the room, there was a great pod, and there was someone 
sleeping inside it. He couldn't have forgotten her: her hair, green as fresh 
grass, and her pale skin. It was unmistakably Frelia. And also, she didn't 
seem older than if just two or three years had passed after the day in which 
they parted ways.
....When for Enja, 20 long years passed until this day, until their reunion.
Enja screamed her name, and in that instant, an strong attack came from 
behind, and impacted him into the stomach. It was Rhaki. Enja got his respiration 
cut...  His face got all strained from the great pain, yet still, he raised 
his face to look at Rhaki.
She was breathtakingly beautiful... but the expression she had on her face 
made Enja feel shivers down his spine. Once he felt he could breathe normally 
again, Enja asked this to Rhaki:
[What is... your goal....?]
Rhaki didn't change her expression at all, and replied in a business-like 
manner:
[To manage and protect the one that administrates this system, accordingly 
to how it needs it]
[By system... do you mean Sol Marta...?]
[I mean both Sol Marta, and Frelia]
[...!!]
And in a second, he lost all hope. Apparently, Frelia was nothing else than 
a [System] to Rhaki.
But in reality, Rhaki did have affection for Frelia. It's just that she 
didn't have enough feelings to be able to express it clearly in her words. 
Enja inquired Rhaki once more.
[Are you going to destroy the Tower that is under us...?]
[The reformatting will only take place if I receive a signal of the Dynamic 
D-Wave supply being interrupted, with an error margin of Twenty Zero 
(0.00000000000000000001)]
A light shone from behind Rhaki, and this time, she was the one that got 
sent flying. It was the Song Magic of one of the Reyvateils that came with 
Enja. Enja was finally able to get up, and once again, both side started a fierce 
battle.
Enja soon came to the realization that the victory against Rhaki, which 
they desired so much, wasn't going to be possible. Probably, she was much 
stronger than what Jaza imagined when she chose her based simply on her 
beautiful appearance. Maybe Jaza simply got more lenient because Rhaki was 
to protect Frelia. But well, that was the extent of Rhaki's strength. The 
fierce battle continued, and one by one, Enja's companions were felled.
Before long, the last one of the Enja's companions fell defeated, and the 
only that still remained near Frelia's pod was Enja, covered in wounds, 
and noticing how complicated the situation turned out.
They weren't able to damage Rhaki at all, she being a monster very over 
the standards of strength, and Enja and all of his companions had fought 
the best they could. The only thing that he could do in the short time he 
had left was to write a letter addressed to Frelia, and insert it among 
one of the vines that were in the room.
[Forgive me. I wasn't able to protect you]
That was all he was able to put into the letter.

...However, that letter ended being the biggest turn that Enja's fate received,
and it was a matter of just a few seconds.
In Sol Marta, the only people on board for around 23 years were Frelia and 
Rhaki, and Rhaki had heard many times Frelia saying Enja's name. When she 
wasn't able to make friends, and was bullied for being a Reyvateil, he was 
the only person that protected her, even going as far as receiving blows 
for her. She also said she loved him a lot... and also, she said that her 
biggest wish was to be beside him forever.
As always, Rhaki calculated the risks of the current situation: "Since the 
access from Neo Elemia to Sol Marta has been cut for quite some time, I 
cannot predict how many more years the current conditions will last. There 
are no more life forms besides Frelia in the current Sol Marta, and in the 
small possibility that something happened to myself or to the mechanisms 
here, it would exert a great influence over the system. And since I do not 
know either how much time Frelia will need to complete her sleep cycle, Sol 
Marta will have to stay in standby mode, and Frelia will need another guardian 
besides myself. If there has to be another guardian, it has to be someone 
that lives only for Frelia's sake. Yes, something like a lover."
It was then when Rhaki noticed the letter for Frelia that Enja had written. 
Then, she came to one conclusion, and talked to the young man whose life 
was coming to its end.
"Are you determined enough to continue living with Frelia as a guardian 
for the rest of eternity, even if you lose your flesh body for doing so?"
Enja couldn't talk anymore, so he just answered with a nod, without any 
hesitation.
Thus, Enja received a semipermanent life span as a digital life form, shaped 
like a blue wolf.
The animal form was because of Rhaki. She analyzed Enja's motor capabilities 
and body form, and noticing how keen he was, she decided that giving him 
the form of a four-legged animal that could react quickly for emergencies, 
so because of that, and other factors, she ended deciding on the form of 
wolf, which has lots of offensive capabilities. Given that he couldn't speak,
Enja didn't have any input on the choosing of his new form.

And thus, [Shun] was born. Then, he, for the sake of doing his best in preserving 
the Tower, fell into a deep sleep, at the side of Frelia, the one that he 
lived for, and spent around 700 years in this way.

The Rocket, Shot Down

エンジャたちは、10日経っても戻ってこな
かった。人々の不安が大きくなりはじめたこ
ろ、ロケットが塔に落ちてきた。それは明ら
かに何者かによって撃墜されていた。
 墜落時の爆音と衝撃は大きく、誰もが大
きな災害を想像した。そして、落ちてきたの
が希望を託したロケットであったことを知る
と、今度は誰もがこの世の終わりを感じたと
いう。特に、エンジャを失なったジャザとセ
レナの落胆は大きなものがあった。

Ten days had passed, but Enja's group didn't return. And once the anxiety 
of the people began to greatly rise, the rocket they had used to go to Sol 
Marta fell from the skies, and into the Tower. It clearly meant that someone 
had shot it down.
When the rocket fell, the noise it made when it impacted with the tower 
was so loud, that everyone imagined that it was another great catastrophe. 
And once they learned that what fell down was the rocket in which they had 
put all of their hopes, they felt that the world was ending. However, the 
ones that were affected the most were Jaza and Selena, since they had lost 
Enja in this failed operation.

The Bell Strike Hall

 ロケットの落墜は、ジャザとセレナをはじめとするパスタリアの
人々に深い悲しみを与えた。ロケットでソル・マルタに向かった人々
を弔うべく、彼らはロケットが落ちてきた場所、塔の頂上に大きな
鐘を創った。その場所は鐘撞堂と呼ばれ、やがて大鐘堂の名の由
来ともなっている。この場はまた、天にもっとも近い立地であった
こともあり、3313年にメタファリカを謳う場所としても選ばれた。
それに由来して、後世では「メタファリカの丘」と呼ばれる。

When the rocket fell, Jaza and Selena were the first ones among the people 
of Pastalia to express their deep sadness. They had to hold a memorial service 
for the ones that went to Sol Marta in that rocket, and for that purpose, 
they built a great bell in the summit of the Tower, just in the place where 
the rocket fell down. This place was named the Bell Strike Hall, and in 
a short time, it became the reason behind the name of the Grand Bell Palace. 
Also, given that this place was the closest are to the Heavens, it was chosen 
in 3313 AD as the place in which Metafalica would be sung.
Because of that, it came to be known by everyone in the future generations 
as the [Hill of Metafalica].

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Jaza's Metafalica Theory

 パスタリアの勢力をもとめる一方で、ジャザ
はメタファリカを実現させるための理論を作り
上げていた。これは第一紀の音科学の理論を
応用したもので、ソル・マルタの力を無制限に
使い大陸を構築するものである。しかし、実際
はフレリアの権限を使ってソル・マルタを操作
するため、フレリアの導体H波を消費すること
でメタファリカを成立させる理論だった。
 しかし、ジャザはメタファリカに必要不可欠
とされる「大地の意志」についての理論を解明
できなかった。現状では意志のあるものを礎
(人柱)として代用するほかに手段を見つけられ
なかったのだ。さらに、メタファリカ実現に必要
となる導体量は途方もない規模で、謳い手の
レーヴァテイルは確実に命を落としてしまう。
これは強大な力を持つオリジンの力をもってし
ても同様のため、犠牲を出しても大地を創造
できない空論であった。こうして理論の欠陥を
悟ったジャザは、自身のメタファリカ理論を未
完成なものとして封じることにしている。

The main reason behind the great influence of Pastalia was because of Jaza's 
development of a theory for making Metafalica a reality. By putting to practical 
use the theories of Sound Science from the First Era, they would be able 
to use without any limits the energy from Sol Marta to create the continent. 
However, given that actually Frelia was the one that had the authority over 
Sol Marta, and the ability to use its resources, the theory required that 
Frelia's Dynamic H-Waves were consumed for the creation of Metafalica.
And still, Jaza wasn't able to solve the most essential part of the theory 
of Metafalica: the [Will of the Land]. At the time,she wasn't able to find 
any other means besides using a cornerstone (a human sacrifice) as the Will 
itself, and furthermore, given the absurd scale of the Symphonic Power requirements 
for the realization of Metafalica, these facts meant that the Reyvateils 
that sung this Song would end losing their lives.
Given that the only Reyvateils that had such a great quantity of power at 
their disposal were the Origins, they wouldn't be able to create the land 
without making any sacrifices, so it became clear that it was an impracticable 
theory. Thus Jaza, having understood that her Metafalica theory was defective,
she left it incomplete, and sealed it away.

The Defect of EXEC_METAFALICA/.

 第一塔アルトネリコを制御する詩言語のな
かでも、もっとも強力なものだと言われるの
が、古メタファルス律である。
 その集大成とも言われている詩が、「冀望」
を意味するEXEC_METAFALICA/.だった。
これは3080年にジャザによって創られたも
ので、歴史的にはEXEC_METAFALICA/.の
完成をもって新約メタファリカ理論が完全に
成立したと見ることができる。
 その大元となった理論は、彼女がソル・マ
ルタ滞在したときに、フレリアの詩とリング
などの各種構造物の動きの関連性を徹底的
に分析した結果の産物である。
 詩魔法の設計は、理論さえあれば力の有無
とは関係無しにできてしまう。そして、レーヴ
ァテイルがその詩を詠唱するだけの能力や容
量が有るか無いかに関係無く、誰もがダウン
ロードできる。EXEC_METAFALICA/.は、
当時では実現不可能でありながら、詩だけが
完成してしまったのである。
 ジャザはレーヴァテイルが放出しなければ
ならない導体H波流量とスペクトル平均周波
数を理論値であり、最終的には現状においてど
のレーヴァテイルにも詠唱不能であるという
結論に落ち着くのだった。

Among the many dialects that were for the Songs that allowed to control 
the First Tower of Ar tonelico, the most powerful was said to be the Ancient 
Metafalss Note.
And among the many songs that were made under said dialect, the most powerful 
one was said to be EXEC_METAFALICA/., the Song whose name meant [Hope].
It was a song created by Jaza in 3080 AD, and historically, the completion 
of EXEC_METAFALICA/. could have been seen as the completion of the theory 
that would make the New Testament of Metafalica a reality.
The original basis for this theory was the product of the thorough analysis 
she did from how Frelia's songs and the movements of the Rings were related 
to the creation of the many structures of the Tower, which she did while 
she stayed at Sol Marta.
The layout of the Song Magic was independent of the presence or absence 
of power, and that included this theory originally, and since the only requirement 
the Reyvateils had to recite this Song was to be able to sing, there weren't 
any restrictions tied to it, and anyone was able to download it. However, 
the realization of EXEC_METAFALICA/. was deemed impossible at the time, 
so only the song was completed back then.
Jaza observed that no Reyvateil was able to release the required quantity 
of flow of Dynamic H-Waves, nor they could reach the average required spectrum 
value for the song, so at the end, she left the theory as a song impossible 
to sing, no matter who the singing Reyvateil was, and sealed the theory 
off, so she could regain her peace of mind.


◆Differences between the Hymmnos Extracts in Numeric Figures
Name Required Quantity of Flow Required Average Spectrum Notes
EXEC_PHANTASMAGORIA/. 7,600 SHmag/s 3.31x10^10Hz Approaching the max wave frequency limit for Pureblooded Beta-types and Third Generations.
(Max wave frequency limit for Pureblooded Beta-types and Third Generations). Approx. 40,000 SHmag/s 5.28x10^11Hz (Max wave frequency limit for Pureblooded Beta-types and Third Generations)
EXEC_METAFALICA/. 13,122,800 SHmag/s 2.98x10^18Hz Quantity of Flow and Frequency Impossible to Sing for Pureblooded Beta-types and Third Generations.

The Item that Crafts Metafalica: the "Heart of the Land"

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Heart of the Land

大地の心臓
Heart of the Land

メタファリカの中核部分で、
レーヴァテイルの心臓に相
当する存在。EXEC_ME
TAFALICA/.を謳ったレ
ーヴァテイルの魂と意志を
内包する。本体のコアは
外装である複外殻によって
守られている。

The core part of Metafalica, which
it's a comparable existence to the
Heart of the Reyvateils. It contains
within it the soul and will of the Reyvateil
that sung EXEC_METAFALICA. The core
itself it's protected by an exterior shell.
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Core of a Heart of the Land

大地の心臓の本体部分であるコア(コアグラス)は、
赤い輝きを放つクリスタルの形状となっている。

The Heart of the Land itself is the Core (and Core Glass),
which takes the shape of a red shining crystal.
 ベータ純血種以上のレーヴァテイルには、人
間で言うところの心臓と脳幹の役割を持つ中
核三角環と呼ばれる器官が体内にある。同様
に、詩魔法で生成される大陸にも、中心部に巨
大な核が生成される。それをジャザは「大地の
心臓」と名付けた。
 大地の心臓はソル・マルタとほぼ相似形で、
大きさはさまざま。理論値ではMAXで数万ス
トン(数百km)ほどの大陸を構成し、まつ維持
する機能を持つが、それはレーヴァテイルが
EXEC_METAFALICA/.を最後まで謳いきっ
た場合に限られる。途中で謳い手の定常H波
が不足してしまった場合、大陸は完成せず、不
完全な状態のままとなってしまう。

Only the Pureblooded Beta-types and Origin Reyvateils have an organ called 
a Triangular Nuclear Loop, which the humans say that accomplishes the functions 
of the heart and the brain stems. Likewise, in the continents that are created 
through Song Magic, a core of enormous proportions is also made to act as 
their nucleus. These are what Jaza called the [Hearts of the Land].
The Heart of the Land has a similar shape to the one Sol Marta has, but 
their sizes are very variable. Hypothetically, at their max size, they could 
create a continent of a several thousand Stons (a several hundred KM) in 
size, but given that they are also have the function of maintaining the 
existence of said continent, that would be ultimately the destiny of the 
Reyvateil that sung EXEC_METAFALICA/. In the case that the Static H-Waves 
of the singer are insufficient for executing the song successfully, the 
land won't be created completely, and will become only a faulty land.

Structure of the Hearts of the Land

 大地の心臓は、大きく分けて3つのものによっ
て構成されている。

The Hearts of the Land are divided into three great parts.
[Core]
 こらが大地の心臓そのものであり、本体。大陸
の中心で光り輝く物体で、それ自体は無形のプラ
ズマ的存在である。大陸を紡ぎ出すためのヒュ
ムノスEXEC_METAFALICA/.によって創造す
ることができるが、破格の波動流量を謳い手に必
求するため、単独で紡ぐことは不可能。物語中で
は、瑠珈とクロージェの最初のメタファリカが失
敗に終わり、いずれかのヒロインが大地の心臓と
化してしまう。

This is the Heart of the Land itself. It's an object that shines in the 
very center of the continent, and it's a plasmatic existence, given it doesn't
have an actual form. It's possible to create them through EXEC_METAFALICA/.,
the song for creating the land, but given that the singer needs to be 
able to meet an extraordinary requirement of wave flow, it's impossible 
for a single person to create one. During the game, when the first Metafalica 
that Luca and Cloche sung ended in failure, one among them ended becoming 
the Heart of the Land for the faulty land.
[Core Glass]
 コアを保護するためのクリスタル結晶体。コア
を移送する際に物理体がないと存在できないた
め、コアを収めるカゴの役割として存在する。通
り定常、コアとコアグラスはひとまとめの存在として
扱われている。

It's a crystal whose function is to protect the Core. Given that the Core 
doesn't have a physical form, and thus, wouldn't be able to exist in the 
world, it also has the function of storing the Core, to allow it to exist. 
When talking about a Heart of the Land, the Core and the Core Glass are 
handled as if they were a single entity.
[External Shell]
 コアの周囲をとりまく、複数の外皮のような部
分。複外殻はそれぞれが単独で回転をしており、
その隙間を縫って内側からコアを取り出すことは
できないような仕組みとなっている。複外殻の役
割は、外界からの物理的な衝撃(D波)や、精神的
な干渉(H波)、つまり負の感情からコアを護るこ
とである。むきだしになったコアは、世界に渦巻
く負の感情の影響を受けると削られていき、やが
て消滅してしまう。そうならないために複外殻が
あるのだが、その反面、外部からコアへの干渉は
一切通じなくなるという側面も併せ持っている。
ただし、詩による語りかけによって自分たちに敵
意がないことを証明すれば、複外殻を剥離する
こともできる。

This is a part that resembles multiple shells rotating upon each other, all
having the core as their central pivot. Each one of these shells rotate
independently from the others, covering any gaps and crevices that might
exist within them, and are structured in a way that makes impossible to 
take out the Core from within them. Its main role is protecting the Core from the 
outside world the outside, both from the physical impacts (D-Waves) and from the mental 
interferences (H-Waves), and also, prevent any damage to the Core from the 
negative feelings that exist in the world. If the Core was removed from 
the Shell, it would be eroded by the influence of the negative feelings 
that fill the world, and before a long time, it would vanish completely. 
That is the main reason for the existence of the Shell, though also, because 
nothing can penetrate these multiple layers of rotating shells, nothing 
is able to obtain the Core from within.
However, by conversing with the Heart through a Song, an demonstrating that 
you don't hold any hostile intentions towards it, you can be able to extract 
the Core from the Shell.
Souls Transmigrated into Hearts of the Land
 EXEC_METAFALICA/.は、謳い手の魂をす
べて吸い取り、その意志とともにコアに移管する。
歌い手の肉体は仮死状態になるが、肉体さえ温
存出来れば、魂を元に戻すことも可能だ。だが、
そのためには複外殻をすべて剥離したうえで、大
地の心臓になった謳い手本人「戻りたい」とい
う意味が何より必要となる。物語中では、蛇刳が
紡いだスフィリアによってヒロインを解放した。

Given that EXEC_METAFALICA/. also absorbs the soul of the singer, both that 
soul, and her will, end up being transmigrated into a Core.
Even though the body of the singers ends in an state of apparent death, 
the body can still be preserved, as long as the soul can be reconstituted. 
However, for that, it's necessary first to extract the Core from the Shell, 
and make the soul of the singer herself, which turned into a Heart of the 
Land, to wish to [Come back]. During the game, Jakuri released the Heroines 
from their Shells by using the Sphilia Hymmnos she crafted.

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The "Demon Continent" that was crafted by the Heroines

 インフェル・ピラが存在する時代において
は、多人数のレーヴァテイルがその想いを合わ
せて謳い、詩の力を増幅すれば、メタファリカ
の創造は決して不可能ではない。しかし、物語
中で瑠珈とクローシェが最初にメタファリカを
紡いだときは、ほかのレーヴァテイルの支援
がなく、さらに詩が不完全だったために失敗し
てしまう。その際にメタ・ファルス上空に出現
した、メタファリカの失敗作とも言えるものが
魔大陸である。
 魔大陸内には、作り出したヒロインの潜在的
な願望やエゴが渦巻く混沌とした世界が広が
る。魔大陸の中心地インペリアルにある大地
の心臓からヒロインの魂を肉体に戻すことが
できれば、魔大陸は消滅する。

At the time when Infel Phira came into existence, it was determined that if many Reyvateils sang while combining their feelings into one, it would amplify the power of the Song, and thus, the creation of Metafalica wouldn't continue being an impossibility anymore. However, when Luca and Cloche crafted Metafalica the first time during the game, they didn't have the support of other Reyvateils, and furthermore, the song was still incomplete, so their singing ended in failure. At that time, a failed Metafalica came into existence over the skies of Metafalss, which was called the "Demon Continent".

Inside of this faulty land, the latent desires and ego of the heroine that crafted it expand and form a chaotic world. In the deepest area of the Demon Continent, there is an area called the "Imperial", where the Heart of the Land is located. If someone managed to take it out to return it to the body of the heroine, then all of the Demon Continent would disappear.

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The Village of the Demon Continent

The Village of the Demon Continent

魔大陸の村
The Village of the Demon Continent.

 魔大陸内に存在する集落。瑠珈の場
合はサクラン村、クローシェの場合は
孤独の街という名になる。中に人間の
姿はなく、ペペンやスープによく似た
生物が住んでいる。

A settlement that exists within the Demon Continent. In Luca's case, it's called the Cherry Town, while in Cloche's case it's called the Lone Town.

There aren't any humans living within it, but rather, various creatures that greatly resemble Soope and the Pepens.

Luca's Demon Continent

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Luca's Demon Continent

瑠珈の魔大陸
Luca's Demon Continent

瑠珈の潜在意識が創造した魔大陸。
花束がモチーフとなっている。瑠珈
の詩魔法、「潜在超力」の魔大陸によ
ってもその姿を見ることができる。

This Demon Continent was created by Luca's subconscious self, and it has the motif of a bouquet. It can be called forth for attacking through Luca's Song Magic tree [Latent Super Potential].

Cloche's Demon Continent

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Cloche's Demon Continent

クローシェの魔大陸
Cloche's Demon Continent

クローシェの魔大陸のモチーフは白
鳥。詩魔法マインドザッパーのデス
ランディアで全景を見ることが可能。

Cloche's Demon Continent has the motif of a white bird. It's possible to get a panoramic view of it by calling it forth through the Song Magic "Deathlandia", from the "Mind Zapper" tree.

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The Era of the Long Peace (3086-3187)

 ジャザは3085年に死去したが、彼女の率い
たパスタリアは安定期に入っていた。ジャザの
意志を継いだ初代御子セレナは、ベータ純血
種ゆえに150年間老いることなく、現役で執務
をこなしている。セレナの時代はまさに、後世に
つながるメタ・ファルスの基盤作りの時代であ
り、平静と安定の時代であった。ジャザを祀っ
たセレナは、自ら第2代パスタリア教皇として立
つと、塔内における治安強化を徹底。メタファ
リカ強行派とエレミア支配層を掃討した。これ
らの勢力の残党はリムへと逃げおち、のちのリ
ム住民の先駆者となっている。
 また、技術面でも躍進が見られた。ジャザが存
命時の3067年、ネオ・エレミアから飛来した飛
空艇の乗員によってもたらされた知識は、ジャザ
とセレナの最大の夢であるメタファリカ現実の
大きなヒントとなっている。このときの知識が
「インフェル・ピラ計画」としてまとめられたのが、
この時代であった。しかし、結局、セレナの存命
時にこの計画が成功することはなかった。

Even though Jaza passed away on 3085 AD, a period of peace came to the Pastalia 
she headed after her death. This was because the Selena became the first 
Maiden, obeying Jaza's last will, and given that the Pureblooded Beta-types 
can live for more than 150 years without growing old, she continued being 
on active duty until the end of her days. The era of Selena was also known 
to posterity as the era in which the basis for the current Metafalss were 
set, and was an era of peace and stability. Selena first deified Jaza, and 
after assuming the position of second Pope of Pastalia, she enforced a complete 
public order in all the sectors of the Tower. She eliminated the Metafalica 
enforcing faction (the radicals) and the Elemian bureaucrats. The remnants 
of influence of both factions them moved to the Rim, and became the colonizers 
of it.
Still, speaking about technology, this era saw a great number of technological 
advancements. This was thanks to the crew that came from Neo Elemia in 3067 
AD, during Jaza's time, and the knowledge they brought with them became 
great hints to realizing the greatest dream that Jaza and Selena had: the 
creation of Metafalica. This knowledge was finally condensed in this time 
with the creation of the [Infel Phira Project]. However, and after all the 
efforts, Selena couldn't live to see the day in which this project ended 
being a success.

The Establishment of the Grand Bell

 塔に住む人々は増加傾向にあった。このた
め、塔の上層に街区を新しく増設し、これが広
がって街となっている。ジャザはこの街にパス
タリアの名を冠することにした。ジャザの死後、
セレナが教皇として即位すると、パスタリアの
統制機関として「大鐘堂」が正式に発足する。
このあと数百年のあいだ続く統治体制が、こ
のとき固まったのであった。

The tendency to live in the Tower increased among the people. Because of 
this, a block of land was expanded upon the uppermost stratums of the Tower, 
and it expanded until it became a town. Jaza was the one that crowned this 
town with the name of Pastalia. After Jaza's death, Selena was enthroned 
as the new Pope, and she officially established a control and regulations 
agency for Pastalia, called the [Grand Bell]. And in the centuries to come, 
this control agency continued doing its job, but the times when it was the 
firmest were during Selena's rule.

Statue of a Goddess

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Statue of a Goddess

大鐘堂の教皇に就任
したセレナは、パス
タリアの街に巨大な女
神像を建設した。これ
は初代教皇ジャザを
祀ったものだった。

When Selena was appointed as the
Pope of the Grand Bell, she ordered
to construct an enormous statue in the town
of Pastalia. This act was her way to honor 
the very first Pope of Pastalia: Jaza.

Failure in the Construction of Infel Phira

 平穏な世にあっても、人々のメタファリカへの
願望は尽きなかった。大鐘堂では、ネオ・エレミ
アから得た知識をベースに、メタファリカ現実に
向けて「インフェル・ピラ」の建造を試みる。
 このインフェル・ピラは後年(3300年代)のも
のとは違い、当時の技術と理論を用いたものだ
った。想定していた機能は後世のものと同様で、
レーヴァテイルの謳う詩魔法の力を集めて増
幅し、EXEC_METAFALICA/.に要求される流
量とスペクトル値を満たすものだ。実際、多人
数のレーヴァテイルの詩魔法の力を束ねること
はジャザが新約メタファリカ理論を編んだ段階
でも想定されていた。
 しかし、インフェル・ピラの建造は3116年と
3150年の二度に渡って試みられたにも関わら
ず、いずれも失敗に終る。理論は完全してい
たが、メタ・ファルスの技術力は、まだ必要とさ
れる水準に達していなかったのである。

Even though this world was now at peace, the people hadn't still given up 
their wishes for Metafalica. So the Grand Bell began using the knowledge 
they had received from Neo Elemia, and tried creating a project with the 
final goal of making Metafalica a reality: the [Infel Phira] project.
This Infel Phira was different from the one that came up later on (during 
the 3300's) mostly because it was made using the theories and technologies 
that were available at the time. However, both were based on the same theories: 
if they could gather the Song Magic of many Reyvateils being sung at the 
same time, it would greatly amplify the power of the singing, and then, 
it would be easy to satisfy the spectrum level and quantity of flow requirements 
that EXEC_METAFALICA/. needed. Actually, the hypothesis of using in combination 
the power of the Song Magic sung by many Reyvateils at once was a sort of 
add-on that Jaza had made to her Theory for the New Testament of Metafalica.
However, despite Infel Phira being built and then tested on 3116 AD and 
3150, both tests ended in failure. The theory was perfect, but unfortunately,
Metafalss hadn't still reached the technological level that was required 
for a feat like it.

The Beta-ER Technique

 この時代、「ベータER (E.R.T.)」と呼ばれる
特殊なレーヴァテイルを創る技術が確立され
た。ベータERとは、オリジンやベータ純血種
のスペクトラム遺伝子を、Dセロファンを用い
でコピーしたレーヴァテイルのことを指す。Dセ
ロファンをインストールすることで、そのDセロ
ファンのもとの所有者の力を共有できるのが
最大の利点となっている。つまり、最大の効果
を発揮できるのは、フレリアのDセロファンを
用いたベータERというわけだ。このフレリアの
力を行使できる資格を持つベータERこそが、
大鐘堂における「御子」である。
 ちなみに後年では、御子であることの証明
に「フレリアと交信できるか」が重視された。こ
の証明をもっと具体的に実証するなら、「Dセロ
ファンがインストールされているか(ベータER
か)」を立証するだけでいいわけだ。

Around this era, an special Reyvateil raising technique was established, 
called [Beta-ER (ERT)]. The purpose of Beta-ER is to copy the Spectrum Gene 
of an Origin or Pureblooded Beta-type to another Reyvateil, through the 
use of a D-Cellophane. Its largest advantage is the fact that the Reyvateil 
that has the D-Cellophane installed is able to use the same power that the 
original owner of the D-Cellophane has. To put it short, this means that 
the application for this technique that had the best effects were the Beta-ERs 
that made use of Frelia's D-Cellophane. These Beta-ERs that were capable 
of using Frelia's power were then called [Maidens] by the Great Bell.
Incidentally, this meant that the proof of the Maiden of [being able to 
communicate with Frelia] was stressed more than anything else in later years.
While this method of verification is the most concrete one, it could also 
be said that the method is actually asking: "[Does she (the Beta-ER) have 
the D-Cellophane installed]?

The Succession of the Maidens of Homura

 「焔の御子」とは、かつて「焔」と「澪」のふた
りの御子を擁した時代に生まれた呼び名であ
る。しいて分類すれば、初代セレナから連なる、
正統な御子の称号が「焔」といえるが、3770年
代には知る者の少ない名称だ。
 代々の焔の御子は、フレリアのDセロファン
受け継ぐことで継承されてきた。継承式は次
代の御子がまだ子供のうちに行なわれ、Dセロ
ファンをインストールする儀式のことを指す。儀
式を終えた御子は、内部的な性質がすべて同
じスペクトラム遺伝子に書き換わる仕組みだ。

The name of the [Maidens of Homura] was coined during the era in which it 
was accepted to have two separate Maidens: [Homura] and [Mio]. However, 
among both kinds, the main Maiden line, of which Selena was the founder, 
is the [Homura] one, and in the 3770's there are very few that know about 
such titles.
For generations, the Maidens of Homura have passed down the D-Cellophane 
of Frelia from one to other. The succeeding Maiden has to have the appointing 
ceremony during her childhood, which consists of Installing the D-Cellophane 
into her. Once the ceremony has finished, inside her, her Spectrum Gene 
will be completely overwritten to be exactly the same as the Spectrum Gene 
contained in the D-Cellophane.

[The Ones that Hear the Voice of the Goddess] The Birth of the Maidens

 初代の御子となったのは、ジャザのもとで
働いていたベータ純血種レーヴァテイルのセ
レナであった。彼女はジャザが持ち帰ったD
セロファンをインストールすることでフレリ
アの知識や能力を受け継ぎ、ときにフレリア
自身の知識を顕在化させることもあった。そ
して、3086年に大鐘堂を発足すると、自ら
初代の御子に就任。彼女のあとを継いだ御子
はみなDセロファンを通じてフレリアの能力
をコピーしていくことになる。
 のちに御子は「神の声を聴く者」として大鐘
堂の宗教的なシンボルとなる。これは、御子
がDセロファンを通じてフレリアの知識と能
力を持っているためである。すでにフレリア
の存在が忘れ去られた現代においては、「神」
とは御子にインスピレーションを与えるフレ
リア自身を指すようになっていた。フレリア
の意識が御子に降りてくることが、現代では
「神の声を聴く」行為として宗教的な意味を持
つようになっていたのだ。

The one that ended becoming the first Maiden was the Pureblooded Beta-type 
Reyvateil that from the start worked alongside Jaza: Selena. She was Installed 
with the D-Cellophane that Jaza had guarded so carefully, allowing her to 
inherit the powers and knowledge that Frelia had, and with the time, it 
also updated Frelia's knowledge itself. And when she finally established 
the Grand Bell on 3086 AD, she appointed herself as the first Maiden. All 
the Maidens that succeeded her afterwards also had copied Frelia's abilities 
through the use of the D-Cellophane.
Afterwards, the Maiden became a religious symbol for the Grand Bell, known 
as the [One that Could Hear the Voice of the Goddess], this being because 
of the fact that the Maiden copies the abilities and knowledge of Frelia 
thanks to the D-Cellophane. And furthermore, in the current times, where 
everything has forgotten about Frelia's existence, it's said that the abilities 
that Frelia conveys to the Maidens are because the inspiration that the 
[Goddess] gives them. Though Frelia's consciousness descends upon the Maiden,
in the current times, the act of [listening to the voice of the Goddess] 
now carries a deeply religious meaning.

The Structure of the Capabilities and Power of the Maidens

At2 p89 the structure of the capabilities and powers of the maidens

The Structure of the Capabilities and Power of the Maidens

Dセロファンによって
オリジンの力を供与

They receive the power of an
Origin through the D-Cellophane

初代御子セレナ
First Maiden: Selena

第14代
ネネシャ

14th Maiden:
Nenesha

第16代
ラクージャ

16th Maiden:
Raksha

Dセロファンを継承していく
The D-Cellophane is Passed Down

第33代
瑠珈

33th Maiden:
Luca

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The Era of the Transient Maidens (3188 ~ 3297 AD)

 150年の歳月が経ち、御子セレナは寿命に
よってこの世を去った。そしてそれより先が、レ
ーヴァテイルの過酷な運命の始まりとなる。こ
の時期、メタ・ファルスに来訪したベータ純血種
が次々と寿命によって死去し、セレナの逝去か
らわずか数年で絶滅に至った。あとに残された
のは、人間との混血である「第三世代」のレー
ヴァテイルのみ。第三世代の平均寿命は、こ
時代わずか15歳年後であった。メタ・ファル
スには、第三世代の必需品である廷命剤が存
在していなかったためである。ダイキリティ(重廷
命剤)が発見される3300年までは、第三世代は
非常に短命であり、それは御子とて逃れる術が
ない運命だった。
 そんなこともあって、当時のメタ・ファルスでは
「御子は華」と言われていた。美しく咲き、そして
儚く散る命。そのため、御子を盛り上げる祭り
や儀式、生活などは贅沢の極みを尽くしたもの
で、華々しさの象徴でもあった。
 一方で、御子候補者の不足は深刻な問題と
なった。直系の子が生まれることなく御子が早
逝してしまうため、セレナ以降は一般から候補
者を選出するようになる。この候補者選びは時
として権力争いの火種となっていた。3211年に
任命された第5代御子はメタファリカ強行派が
推す候補者だったが、ほかの候補者が暗殺さ
れる事件が相次いだ。そのため、第5代御子は
後世で「血塗られた御子」と呼ばれている。

150 years passed, and eventually, Selena's life span came to its end. And 
even worse, this marked the beginning of a cruel fate for all the Reyvateils.
Around this year, the Pureblooded Beta-types that had come to Metafalss 
reached their life span limit, and slowly, all of them began dying, until 
the point in which no Betas remained in this land. After this, the only 
Reyvateils that still remained were the daughters of these Betas and Humans: 
the [Third Generation] Reyvateils. The average life span of the Third Generations 
during these times were at around 15 years, given that in Metafalss and the 
rest of the world, the item they needed to continue living, the Diquility 
(Life Extending Agent) still hadn't been discovered. The Diquility wasn't 
discovered until 3300 AD, so the Third Generations had very short lives, 
and not even the Maidens would escape to this tragic destiny.
Even so, in these times, it was said in Metafalss that the [Maidens are 
flowers]. They bloom beautifully, and soon enough, their ephemeral lives 
fade away. Because of that, the Maidens stirred many festivals and ceremonies,
and lived at the highest peaks of luxury, and were quite a symbol of splendor.
At one time, the lack of Maiden candidates became quite a problem. Given 
that the Maidens died so early, they couldn't give birth to children to 
continue their bloodlines, and after Selena, the candidates were picked 
liberally among the townspeople. However, this selection once became entangled 
with the lust of power among the factions of Metafalss. At 3211 AD, the 
5th Maiden was appointed with the support of the Metafalica Radicals, however,
she was appointed just because the radicals had assassinated all the other 
Maiden candidates. Because of this terrible incident, the 5th Maiden became 
known to the future generations as the [Bloodstained Maiden].

Diquility

At2 p90 diquility

Diquility

重廷命剤ダイキリテ
ィの発見は3300
年。初代澪の御子
であるインフェルが
発見した。

The Life Extending Agent "Diquility"
was discovered at 3300 AD. Its
discoverer was the very first Maiden
of Mio: Infel.

◆The Maiden Generations and Ages at Which they were Appointed

Generation Name Year of Appointment (Age) Notes
First Selena 3086 AD (49 years) Also was the second Pope of Pastalia at the same time.
Second Ene 3184 AD (7 years) First Maiden among the Third Generation Reyvateils.
Third Unknown 3193 AD (5 years) -
Fourth Unknown 3201 AD (3 years) -
Fifth Unknown 3211 AD (8 years) Appointed by the radicals. The [Bloodstained Maiden]
Sixth Unknown 3218 AD (4 years) -
Seventh Unknown 3228 AD (4 years) -
Eighth Unknown 3238 AD (2 years) -
Ninth Nea 3246 AD (6 years) Was extremely weak as a Reyvateil
10th Unknown 3254 AD (7 years) Appointed because of a change of regime, and supported by the new rulers.
11th Unknown 3261 AD (5 years) -
12th Unknown 3276 AD (1 year) The youngest awakened Reyvateil in history
13th Unknown 3282 AD (5 years) -
14th Nenesha 3295 AD (3 years) First ruling Maiden after the discovery of Diquility
15th Souffle 3317 AD (6 years) Advocated for the creation of the Souffle Axis
16th Raksha 3351 AD (14 years) Assisted in the development of the Rim. Is remembered as the namesake of a town (Rakshek) .
17th Unknown 3381 AD (19 years) -
18th Miasa 3402 AD (12 years) -
19th Illusha 3429 AD (14 years) Distinguished heroine in the war against Neo Elemia
20th Unknown 3455 AD (16 years) -
21th Unknown 3487 AD (6 years) Died in an accident
22th Unknown 3505 AD (16 years) -
23th Unknown 3544 AD (14 years) -
24th Unknown 3549 AD (4 years) -
25th Unknown 3563 AD (13 years) -
26th Unknown 3593 AD (15 years) -
27th Unknown 3618 AD (14 years) -
28th Unknown 3264 AD (6 years) Maiden that ruled the longest besides Selena
29th Unknown 3667 AD (8 years) -
30th Unknown 3696 AD (15 years) -
31th Unknown 3722 AD (14 years) -
32th Arshe 3745 AD (14 years) Died at age 22 in an IPD outbreak.
33th Cloche 3760 AD (5 years) Appointed by a new regime, caused by a coup d'etat

The Truth About the Metafalica Theory

 平和な時代にあって、それでも人々のメタフ
ァリカへの願望は募った。大鐘堂でもメタファ
リカの研究は常に行なわれていたが、インフェ
ル・ピラ建造に失敗するなどその成果は芳しく
なかった。メタファリカがなかなか実現に至ら
ないことに対し、民衆の不安と大鐘堂に対す
る不満は増していくばかりだった。
 3215年大鐘堂の強行派政権は民衆の不
満をそらすためにジャザのメタファリカ理論を解
読することに成功したと発表する。さらに5年以
内に人類はかりそめの地であるパスタリアを離
れ、自らの大地へと移り住むだろうと豪語した。
そのための準備として、パスタリア最下層(現
在の洛螺の場所)に巨大なメタファリカ大聖堂
の建設を開始する。人々は期待の眼差しで、
大聖堂の完成を待ったのだった。
 その一方であせりが見えるメタファリカ強行
派は、メタファリカを謳わせるため多数のレー
ヴァテイルを拉致。このときの第5代御子
はまだ幼く、政治家たちの暴走を抑えられなか
った。この事実は3217年に発覚し、強行派の
支持は急落。民衆に後押しされた保守派によ
って体制崩壊に追い込まれてしまう。
 政権を取り戻した保守派は、ジャザの新約
メタファリカ理論が封印された理由を発表し
た。多数のレーヴァテイルの犠牲が必要だと
知った民衆は、ジャザ理論への希望を打ち砕
かれ、気力を失ってしまったのである。
 なお、このときメタファリカ大聖堂の建設は
中止された。その大祭事堂には、ジャザの隠
蔽したメタファリカ理論に基づく、魂の宿り場
所としての女神像が33柱置かれていた。それ
は、のちにメタファリカを実現させる御子が第
33代であることを暗示しているかのようだった。

The times became peaceful, but still, the wishes for Metafalica of the people 
hadn't subsided, and on the contrary, were getting stronger. Even through 
the Grand Bell was constantly doing investigations on Metafalica, results 
such as the failures in the construction of both Infel Phira attempts weren't 
giving them any fruits for their efforts. And once they thought that Metafalica 
was just an unrealizable dream, their anxiety and their dissatisfaction 
towards the Grand Bell only increased even further.
At 3215 AD, the Grand Bell, governed at the time by the radical faction, 
announced that they successfully had decoded Jaza's Metafalica Theory, all 
with the aim of turning away the dissatisfaction of the people. And furthermore,
they boasted that, in five years after said announcement, humankind would 
leave Pastalia to go live in their own land, created with their own hands. 
As preparatives for that, they began the construction in the lowest levels 
of Pastalia (where Rakura is located currently) of an enormous Metafalica 
Grand Cathedral. The people anxiously looked forward to that day, and patiently 
awaited for the completion of the Grand Cathedral.
However, on the other hand, the Metafalica radicals, in their impatience, 
kidnapped a great number of Reyvateil to make them sing Metafalica. Given 
that at this time the 5th Maiden was still young, she couldn't more than 
give in to the wild pressure that the politicians were applying to her. 
When this fact came out to the public in 3217 AD, the support of the radicals 
fell to the bottom. Their government then was herded to its own collapse 
by the conservatives, who had gained the support of the people.
Once the conservatives managed to regain their position in power, they announced 
the reason why Jaza's Theory for the New Testament of Metafalica was sealed 
off. Once the people learnt that it required the sacrifice of many Reyvateils,
their hopes in Jaza's theory were crushed, and lost all of their vitality.
In addition, this also caused the suspension in the construction of the 
Metafalica Grand Cathedral. This grand temple for sacred ceremonies  was 
also based in Jaza's suppressed Metafalica theory, and it was supported 
by 33 Goddess Statues, which used as its pillars, made of it a lodging place 
for the souls. That was like a hint that in the future, the Maiden that 
would finally make Metafalica a reality would be the 33th one.

Spreading of Dive Therapy

 メタファリカが実現が不可能という事実
を知った人々は、深い絶望に包まれた、
心はすさみ、癒しを求める者が急増する。
このとき、世間で「ダイバーズセラピ」と
呼ばれる精神治療が流行した。これはレ
ーヴァテイルのコスモスフィアを夢の楽園
として仕立て上げ、そこに患者の精神を
ダイブさせて楽しませるというものだ。
 ダイバーズセラピは一般に定着したが、
3270年ごろにこの技術を悪用した犯罪
が多数発生する。セラピ中にダイブして
いる客の精神を破壊する殺人が流行した
のだ。この犯罪を受け、大鐘堂は3271
年にダイバーズセラピを禁止した。

When the people learned that the realization of Metafalica was impossible, 
they fell in to a deep despair, and since their minds were slowly being 
overrun by negative thoughts, there was a surge of people that searched 
a way to heal themselves from them. Around this time, it was that the mind 
treatment we call [Dive Therapy] became a trend in the world. This technique 
consists in a Reyvateil preparing an ideal paradise for the patient inside 
of her Cosmosphere, and then, letting the patient Dive into her and have 
a good time.
And though Dive Therapy in general was established in this way, around 3270 
AD, there were many occurrences in which unscrupulous people misused this 
technique for criminal purposes. It then became popular to invite someone 
into the Soulspace and then, in the middle of Therapy, kill the patient 
off by completely shattering his/her mind. Because of receiving so many 
reports about this kind of crime, the Grand Bell prohibited the practice 
of Dive Therapy on 3271 AD.

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The Reinstatement of the Metafalica Radicals

 3246年に6歳で就任した9代目御子、ネーア
はレーヴァテイル質が極めて弱い子供だった。
Dセロファン用いたER(初期転写)は、レー
ヴァテイル質が弱い個体には転写しにくい性
質を持つ。3251年、降天祭で神下ろしのヒュ
ムノスであるソルフェージュを謳ったネーアは、
多数の民衆が見守るなかでフレリアの降臨に
失敗するという失態を見せた。これを引き金に、
かねてから不安を募らせていた民衆の不満が
増大し、大鐘堂への不信感が高まっている。
 ここでレーヴァテイル拉致事件で支持を失
なっていた強硬派が再興し、メタファリカの実
現を強烈に打ち出す。このプロパガンダの成
功もあって再び民衆の支持を得た強行派は、
ついに3254年に表舞台に返り咲いた。ネー
アと4代目教皇は失脚し、あらためて強行派が
立てに御子と教皇が就任した。そして翌3255
年には新しい制御が確立、「自らの力による魔
法と大陸の創造」を宣言する。閉塞感を感じ
ていた民衆は、新たなる時代の到来に胸を躍
らせたのである。

When she was appointed as the ninth Maiden at the age of six, in 3246 AD, 
it became obvious that Nea was a child with extremely weak Reyvateil qualities.
And the ER (Early Rewriting) technique in which the D-Cellophane is used 
is characterized for having many problems in doing the rewriting in Reyvateils 
whose powers are extremely weak. So in 3251 AD, when Nea sung the song for 
the Heavenly Descent, Sol=Fage, under the look of a lot of people, everyone 
saw she was a failure, given she couldn't make Frelia descend into her. 
This was the trigger for the unsatisfaction of the people being increased, 
as also were their feelings of doubt towards the Grand Bell.
This made the radical faction, who had lost their support because of the 
Reyvateil abduction incident, to regain it, and they also began to intensely 
work out in the realization of Metafalica. This propaganda had a great success,
since the radicals again received the support of the people, and in 3254 
AD, they already returned to the front of the political scene. Both Nea 
and the 4th Pope were overthrown and replaced by a Maiden and Pope appointed 
by the radicals themselves. And then, in the following year, 3255 AD, they 
established a new government, and declared: [By our own power, we will create 
a land by using magic]. The people were feeling hopeless at that time, so 
they all jumped into the new era with their hearts racing.

The Genius Scientist, Grammul

 新生大鐘堂は、メタファリカの実現に自信を
持っていた。その根拠は、科学者ドクター・グラ
ムルの提唱する「超レーヴァテイル理論」であ
る。グラムルは研究のためなら犠牲を厭わない、
狂気の科学者という類の人間だったが、「突然
変異」と呼ばれた世紀の天才であった。
 3256年にグラムルが提唱した超レーヴァテ
イル理論は、第一紀からの流れである音科学を
なかば否定する過激なものだった。ジャザの新
約メタファリカ理論を基本としつつも、インフェ
ル・ピラをアルトネリコに依存させない、完全独
立機関として存在させることを提案。そのため
の導力源として、インフェル・ピラ専用レーヴァ
テイル(I.P.D.。P.092参照)を開発した。さらに、
最終的には「多数のI.P.D.の詩を集束し」という理論に
展開する。これにより、ジャザの理論では不足
していた波動流量を、理論上は完全に満たす
ことができた。つまり、グラムルの理論ではメタ
ファリカが成立するというわけだ。
 しかし、インフェル・ピラの制御には、「謳い手」
が必要だった。この謳い手は「クイーン」と呼ば
れ、メタファリカ成立の鍵を握る存在だったが、
ひとつ致命的な欠点があった。ジャザの理論の
ように大陸が完成する前に謳い手が死ぬこと
はないものの、メタファリカを謳ったクイーンは、
大地の心臓に変革してしまうのだ。大陸こそ完
成するとはいえ、謳い手が生け贄として大地の
礎になる必要があったのである。


The renewed Grand Bell had a lot of self-confidence in their abilities to 
make Metafalica a reality, and it was founded in the fact that they had 
the [Super Reyvateil Theory] that an scientist, Dr. Grammul, had proposed. 
Grammul was the kind of person that didn't mind making sacrifices in the 
name of research, so even if everyone knew him as a mad scientist, that 
[suddenly changed] into being called the genius of the century.
In 3256 AD, when Grammul first proposed his Super Reyvateil Theory, it seemed 
like a radical denial of the tendencies from the Sound Science that existed 
back from the First Era. It was mostly based in Jaza's Theory for the New 
Testament of Metafalica, however, it eliminated the part of Infel Phira 
being dependant on Ar tonelico, and suggested it to be a completely independent 
system. For that purpose, its energy source would become the Reyvateils 
that were developed to exclusively use it (the IPDs, more details on P.92). 
Furthermore, and finally, the theory expanded on the idea of [combining 
the songs of many IPDs into one]. With this, they would be able to completely 
fulfill the wave flow requirements that were deemed impossible in Jaza's 
theory. In short, we could say that Grammul's theories were what completed 
the setup for the creation of Metafalica.
However, Infel Phira needed a [Singer] as its Administrator. This singer 
was to be called the [Queen], and it was a key part in the creation of Metafalica,
but it had a fatal flaw. It was supposed that upon completing Jaza's theory,
the singers wouldn't need to die for the creation of the continent, but 
when the Queen sang Metafalica, she ended being transmigrated into a Heart 
of the Land. Although this could make a complete land, it would be necessary 
to sacrifice her to turn her into the cornerstone of the land, and that 
was something that couldn't be allowed to happen.

The Construction of Infel Phira

 グラムルの理論は、壁にぶつかっていたメタファ
リカの実現を大きく加速させた。理論が発表された
翌年、大鐘堂がインフェル・ピラ計画の再構築を発
表。そして3264年には、新約メタファリカ実現を
目的とするプロジェクトチーム「洛螺」を結成した。
 こうして、二度の失敗を乗り越え、ついにインフ
ェル・ピラの建造計画は再開された。計画の推進に
は多大な工程が必要とされたため、インフェル・ピ
ラの建造と環境整備は二段階に分けて計画されて
いる。このうち、初期建造と環境整備を中心とする
計画はファーストステージと名付けられ、3283年
は着工。3290年に無事成功を収めている。

Though Grammul's theory had bumped into some walls, that only accelerated 
the speed at which Metafalica would be realized. The theory was published 
the next year, and then, the Grand Bell also announced that the construction 
of the Infel Phira project would be started once again. Then, in 3264 AD, 
the team that had the duty of making a reality the New Testament of Metafalica,
[Team Rakura], was formed.
Thus, they managed to surpass the failures that hindered the project the 
two previous times, and finally, the construction of Infel Phira was resumed.
Given that the project required a great deal of work to be implemented, 
the environmental maintenance of the construction of Infel Phira was separated 
into two stages of development. This one, which was the initial phase of 
the construction and the environmental, were the core itself of the project, 
and was called the First Stage, which was started on 3283 AD. It was completed 
at 3290 AD successfully, and without any major incidents.

About the Song Magic Servers and their Symphonic Power sources

 アルトネリコ第一塔、そしてインフェル・ピラ
は、いずれも「詩魔法サーバー」としての能力
を持っている。これはレーヴァテイルが謳った
詩を受け取り、その詩に込められた想いの力
(導体H波)を魔力(導体D波)に変換し、最終的
に詩魔法として顕現させる機能だ。
 しかし、同じ詩魔法サーバーといっても、両
者には多くの相違点がある。インフェル・ピラ
には、アルトネリコの「原初のオルゴール」にあ
たる導力機関がないのだ。インフェル・ピラの
導力は、結線されているI.P.D.そのものを源と
して稼働するのである。この仕組みについて
は、右図の解説を参照してほしい。
 要するに、グラムルの考案したインフェル・
ピラ機関とは、健康保険のようなシステムとい
うわけで。毎月一定額を加入者から徴収して
スプールしておき、誰かが病気になったときに、
個人では払えないほどの額を負担してくれる。
この仕組みによって、インフェル・ピラはアルト
ネリコに依存することなく稼働できるのだ。
 ただし、I.P.D.から集められる導体D波は決
して多くないため、スプールされる導体D波に
は限りがある。この制限があるために、キャパ
シティはアルトネリコとは比較にならない。
 なお、他の主要な相違点については、ペー
ジ下部の表にまとめたので参考にしてほしい。

Both the first tower of Ar tonelico and Infel Phira have the capabilities of a [Song Magic Server]. Their basic function is to receive the Songs sung by the Reyvateils, and convert the power of their feelings (Dynamic H-Waves) into magical energy (Dynamic D-Waves), being ultimately facilities for manifesting Song Magic into the real world.

However, even if they are basically the same as Song Servers, there are many points of contrast between both. To start with, Infel Phira does not have a dedicated energy source like how Ar tonelico has the [Orgel of Origins]. Infel Phira actually uses the IPDs it has connected to it as its power source for all of its functions. About how this exactly works, you can refer to the diagram on the right if you wish a more clear explanation.

In a way of speaking, it could be said that the Infel Phira system that Grammul designed was something similar to a health insurance system: each month, a set amount of money is collected from the affiliates, and in case someone gets sick and they don't have enough money to pay the bills, the insurance pays them off with that spool of accumulated money.

With this structure, Infel Phira is able to work completely independent from Ar tonelico.

However, given that the collected Dynamic D-Waves from the IPDs isn't as large as the energy provided by the Orgel of Origins, it has a limit in how much of that power spool can be output from them. Because of this limit, it's Symphonic Power capacity is nowhere near of the one that Ar tonelico has.

Still, there are other differences between both, so if you are interested, check up the table on the lowest part of this page.

At2 p91 ipd symphonic power charge and consumption

Symphonic Power charge and consumption

導力充填
Symphonic Power Charge

I.P.D.は日常的に、絶えず僅かばかりの導
体H波を導体D波に変換させられている。
その一部は自己維持のための導力とな
り、残りはI.P.D.達の詩魔法などに使われ
る。当然アクティブI.P.D.が多いほど、
インフェル・ピラの導力充填は早くなる。

Under normal conditions, the Dynamic H-Waves of the IPDs are being converted constantly and in small quantities into Dynamic D-Waves, and one part of Infel Phira works similarly to a battery: it's used to store up all of that Symphonic Power so it can be used later by the IPDs in applications such as singing Song Magic. Naturally, since there are many active IPDs, Infel Phira's Symphonic Power battery charges up rather quickly.

導力消費
Symphonic Power Consumption

詩魔法を謳うと、その導体D波が使われる。
接続人数が多ければ消費も多くなるが、その
分充填も多くなるため、大抵の事で導力が枯
渇したりはしない。ただし、万一のために、
インフェル・ピラは最大同時詠唱数にリミッ
ターも備えている。

This happens when the IPDs sing Song Magic, expending the Dynamic D-Waves stockpiled into the Symphonic Power battery. Given that if there are many IPDs connected to it, this could become a great problem if too many energy was used up at once, it was decided to raise the rate in which the energy is taken from the IPDs to something more suitable to its energy output rate, so Infel Phira doesn't run out of Symphonic Power. However, there was a limiter set into Infel Phira about how many IPDs can use Song Magic at the same time, just as a precaution.

Differences between Ar tonelico and Infel Phira

Comparison Points Ar tonelico Infel Phira
Location Sol Ciel Metafalss
Supported Languages Central Standard Note and many other kinds of Hymmnos New Testament of Pastalie (the other dialects are emulated)
Supported Song Extension EXEC_XXXXX/. METHOD_XXXXX/.
Supported Reyvateils Origins, Pureblooded Beta-types, Third Generations IPD Reyvateils only
Download Verificators Requirement of a Hymn Code

(Only carried by the Origins and the Pureblooded Beta-types)

None

(All the IPDs are able of performing the Downloads).

Power Output Limit Approximately 1.000 times higher than Infel Phira

It can process simultaneously around 10.000.000 songs

Only 1/1000 of Ar tonelico's power

It can process simultaneously around 10.000 songs

Shared Consciousness Fields (Cosmospheres) Only the deepest level of the Cosmospheres

(Beyond the Boundary Gate)

All the areas from the Lv. 8 Cosmosphere onwards

Existence of a Enhancement Spot (details on P.92)

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The Birth of the IPDs

 ファースト・ステージにおいて、重要となるの
はインフェル・ピラそのものの建造だけではな
かった。インフェル・ピラを詩魔法サーバーとし
て用いる、専属のレーヴァテイルの開発も並
行して進められていた。
 この新世代レーヴァテイルは、詩魔法を使
う際に第一塔の力ではなく、インフェル・ピラ
を使うことが特徴だった。彼女たちは、インフ
ェル・ピラ依存体(I.P.D.―Infel phira
dependency)と呼ばれ、3291年にその第一号
が転写されて誕生している。
 I.P.D.はメタ・ファルスが独自に開発したレー
ヴァテイルである。ベースとなるのは第三世代
で、彼女たちのスペクトラム遺伝子に含まれる、
詩魔法の依存先の情報をアルトネリコ第一塔
からインフェル・ピラに書き換えてしまうという
手法によって作り出された。
 従来の第三世代との最大の違いは、インフ
ェル・ピラにしか登録されていないオリジナル
のヒュムノス言語「新約パスタリエ」を使うこと
ができる点である。また、高レベルのコスモス
フィアが「エンハンスド・スポット(Eスポット)」と
呼ばれ、すべてのI.P.D.が共有する意識野に
なっていることも大きな変更点だ。

About the First Stage, it didn't have as its only crucial objective the 
construction of Infel Phira itself. Given that Infel Phira was to be used 
as a separate Song Server too, the development of Reyvateils that depended 
exclusively on it ran parallel to the construction of Infel Phira.
This new generation of Reyvateils were ones that didn't have to draw power 
from the First Tower, and instead, they featured as their main characteristic 
drawing their power from Infel Phira. They are called the Infel Phira Dependants 
(IPDs), and at 3291 AD, the first IPD was born, after being transcribed 
successfully.
The IPDs are Reyvateils that were developed exclusively on Metafalss. The 
method for their creation consisted in taking a Third Generation Reyvateil 
as the basis, and introducing a modified Spectrum Gene into her, which modifies 
the server in which they depend for their Song Magic from the First Tower 
of Ar tonelico to Infel Phira.
Their biggest difference with the Third Generations that have existed so 
far are that they can use an special dialect of Hymmnos that is used only 
for accessing Infel Phira: the [New Testament of Pastalie]; and also, that 
their highest level Cosmospheres are called [Enhancement Spots (E-Spots)], 
which are now the Shared Consciousness Fields that all the IPDs share.


◆Method of Transcription for the IPDs

At2 p92 method of transcription for the ipds
アルトネリコ              インフェル・ピラ
Ar tonelico                Infel Phira

       生まれ持ったレー
       ヴァテイル質のス
       ペクトラム遺伝子
       を書き換える。
  
      The Spectrum Gene
   that carries the Reyvateil
   qualities is overwritten
        at their birt.

           
通常のレーヴァテイル                          I.P.D.レーヴァテイル
Standard Reyvateil                        IPD Reyvateil

Enhancement Spot

 レーヴァテイルは、誰もが精神世界のコスモ
スフィアをレベル9まで持つ。しかし、I.P.D.レー
ヴァテイルは、基本的にレベル7が最高レベル
となっている。さらにレベル7には特殊な扉な存
在しており、レベル8以降への他者の意識の侵
入は、この扉によって制限されてしまう。レベル
8以降のコスモスフィアの領域はエンハンスド・
スポット(Eスポット)と呼ばれ、全I.P.D.の共通
意識野として設計されている。これは複数の
I.P.D.が力を合わせるために用意されたインフ
ェル・ピラのモードのひとつ、モード・メタファリ
カの際に使用される特殊な意識野だ。ただし、
3772年までの歴史においてモード・メタファリカ
が発動したことはただ一度しかない。その記録
は、3313年に焔の御子が命を落とし、神と戦
争になるという悲壮な記録となっている。

All of the Reyvateils possess mental worlds called Cosmospheres, which all 
reach their limit at Lv.9. However, the IPD Reyvateils fundamentally have 
Lv.7 as their highest Cosmosphere level. Again, in Lv.7 there is an structure 
that acts as an special gate, which closes the areas beyond it, given that 
descending to Lv.8 and onwards would also be trespassing in the consciousness 
of the other IPDs. The areas of the Cosmosphere beyond Lv.8 are called "Enhancement 
Spots" (E-Spots), and they were planned to be the Shared Consciousness Fields 
for all the IPDs. This was because one of the Modes of Infel Phira was to 
be used to combine the powers of all the IPDs: Mode Metafalica, which uses 
these special consciousness fields for that very purpose. However, Mode 
Metafalica was never put into operation until year 3772 AD, except for a 
single time. However, it was a tragic time when that happened, given that 
in 3313 AD, the Maiden of Homura at the time lost her life, and this in 
turn triggered the start of the War Against the Goddess.

◆The General Outline of the Spots

At2 p92 the general outline of the spots

The General Outline of the Spots

   コスモ     通常のレーヴァ  I.P.D.レーヴァ
   スフィア      テイル         テイル
   レベル
                      
    Cosmosphere       Standard              IPD Reyvateils
     Level            Reyvateils

顕在意識
Conscious Self

Eスポット
領域
The E-Spot
Area

通常のレーヴァテイル
の共通意識野が個人の
意識を保てない高レベ
ルにあるのに対して、
I.P.D.の共通意識野は
意識して利用すること
も不可能ではない、や
や低いレベルにある。

The Shared Consciousness Fields of the Standard Reyvateils are located in 
a level so high that the Reyvateil themselves are unable to keep their individual 
consciousnesses within them, while in contraposition, the Shared Consciousness 
Fields of the IPDs are located in an slightly lower level, in which keeping 
the individual consciousness is possible.

                 I.P.D.
                 境界門 
                  Boundary Gates
                  of the IPDs

            境界門
           Boundary Gate


潜在意識                                共通意識野
Subconscious Self               Shared Consciousness Fields

Metafalica Mode

 グラムルの超レーヴァテイル理論において、
もっとも重要な部分は多数のレーヴァテイルが
同時に意識を合わせて詩を謳い、それをクイー
ン(のちの澪の御子)が束ねてひとつの大きな
力にすることだった。このときI.P.D.が使用する
コスモスフィアの領域がEスポットであり、レー
ヴァテイルの詩の力を集めて増幅するインフェ
ル・ピラのモードがモード・メタリカである。
モード・メタファリカは別名「大陸意識モード」と
も呼ばれる、大陸を紡ぐためだけに存在するモ
ードであり、I.P.D.は、まさにその状態に最適化
されて作られたレーヴァテイルなのである。
 モード・メタファリカの状態では、詩に参加し
ているI.P.D.の人数分だけEスポットによる共
通意識野が広がる。この枠はどれだけ広がって
もひとりのレーヴァテイルとして認識されるため、
1000人のI.P.D.が心を合わせて謳えば、1000
倍の想いを持ったひとりのI.P.D.が謳っている
のと同じことになる。それは、詩を重ねて増幅す
るだけのモード・レプレキアとはケタ違いの力を
持っており、大地の心臓を創造できるほどの劇
的な効果を持たせることを可能とした。

Regarding Grammul's Super Reyvateil Theory, its most essential part was 
that all the Reyvateils sang while connecting their consciousnesses into 
one, and send all of their gathered power to the Queen (later on known as 
the Maiden of Mio). The current IPDs use a region of their Cosmospheres 
known as the E-Spot, and what gathers and amplifies the power of the songs 
of all these Reyvateils is one of Infel Phira's modes: the Metafalica Mode.
The codename for the Metafalica Mode is [Consciousness of the Land Mode], 
and as the mode specifically designed for crafting the land, naturally, 
all the IPDs are Reyvateils that were created to use that form of Infel 
Phira at its maximum efficiency.
The status of the Metafalica Mode spreads throughout the Shared Consciousness 
Fields of all the IPDs that are singing together with the Queen via their 
E-Spots. With this work frame, given that it recognizes all the Reyvateils 
that are singing together as if they were only one, if 1000 IPDs sang uniting 
their minds, it would be the same thing as if a lone IPD with 1000 times 
her normal power sang. That is because it has a different power compared 
to the one that Mode Replekia has, which only accumulates and amplifies 
the power of a song. Because of this, Mode Metafalica also makes possible 
to dramatically increase the effects of a song, making possible feats such 
as creating a Heart of the Land.

The IPD Outbreaks

 直接スペクトラム遺伝子を書き換えて誕生
した初代のI.P.D.たちの血を引く子には、
I.P.D.としてのレーヴァテイル質が受け継が
れた。このうち何割かには、レーヴァテイル
質は発症すると同時に暴走してしまう者もい
たのである。I.P.D.は次世代レーヴァテイル
として開発されたが、その存在は現代人にと
って喜ばしいものではなくなっていた。
 3700年代のメタ・ファルスにおいては、
I.P.D.はレーヴァテイルの一種としてではな
く、むしろ先天的な異常として認識されてい
た。I.P.D.は、発現時に暴走をともなうことが
多く、その際に高い威力を持つ詩魔法が暴走
し、本人の意思とは無関係に周囲に被害を与
える。また、自分の近くにいるI.P.D.の発症に
誘発されて自らのI.P.D.資質が発現してしま
うこともあった。
 大鐘堂では、他者へ影響を及ぼす発現を
     「陰性発症」、詩魔法の暴発をと
     もなう発現を「陽性発症」と呼び、
     いずれの場合も迅速に保護する
     ことにしている。

The rewritten Spectrum Gene that the first generation of IPDs had was passed down from mother to children, and all the girls with Reyvateil abilities that were born as their descendants also inherited their IPD status. However, some of these IPDs also had outbreaks at the same time their Reyvateil abilities awakened. Even though the IPDs were developed as the next generation of Reyvateils, their existence ended becoming something that only brought unhappiness to the people that coexisted with them.

In the Metafalss of 3700 AD, the IPDs weren't considered anymore as a class of Reyvateil, and instead, were recognized as a genetic disease. Around this time, most of the IPDs that awakened also had an outbreak at the same time, and because they lost control of themselves and their Song Magic, they caused great damage to the people around them, without even intending to do so. And also, whenever an IPD had an outbreak near an unawakened IPD, this would lead the unawakened one to manifest her Reyvateil abilities and have and outbreak as well.

The Grand Bell then designated these names for the outbreaks: if it was one that exerted an influence over other IPDs, then it would be a [Negative Outbreak], while if it was one that caused the Reyvateil to lose control of her Song Magic, it would be a [Positive Outbreak]. And no matter what kind of outbreak it was, they would quickly go and contain the IPD.

At2 p92 cocona

Cocona

ココナは、物語中に突如I.P.D.とし
て発症する。しかし、その資質をか
われ、蛇刳の依頼でレーヴァテイル
が人間を管理するティリアの塔へ向
かうことになる。

Cocona suddenly had an IPD outbreak during the course of the game's story.

However, because of having these qualities it was that Jakuri entrusted her to go to the Tower of Tilia, where the Reyvateils rule over the humans.

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The Age of Infel Phira (3298 ~ 3423)

 I.P.D.の転写成功を受け、大鐘堂は3299年
に御子をふたり置く体制にすることを発表。D
セロファンを受けり継ぐ御子を「焔の御子」とし、
クイーン認定を受けたハイレベルなI.P.D.を「澪
の御子」とした。初代の澪の御子の名はインフ
ェル。スラムでグラムルに拾われた孤児だった
が、驚異的な知能の持ち主だった。グラムルは
彼女との会話を楽しみ、インフェルは目を見張
る速度でグラムルの知識を吸収していく。ふた
りの関係は、さながら研究仲間のようであり、親
子のようでもあった。しかし、幸福な時間な短
った。インフェルの並はずれた才覚はやがて、
自らが生け贄である事実を看破するのである。

Upon receiving the news that the IPD transcription process as a success, 
the Grand Bell announced on 3299 AD the establishment of a new order, in 
which there would be two Maidens from now on. The Maiden that inherited 
the D-Cellophane from her predecessor would be the [Maiden of Homura], while 
the high-leveled IPD that was registered as the Infel Phira Queen would 
be the [Maiden of Mio]. The very first Maiden of Mio was Infel. She was 
an orphan that Grammul found during one walk he had in the Slums, but also, 
she was a girl gifted with an amazing intelligence. Grammul greatly enjoyed 
his conversations with her, and he was very surprised when saw how quickly 
Infel learned everything he had to teach her. Their relationship was as if 
both of them were investigation companions, but also, a father-daughter 
relationship. However, their happy times were very short, given that after 
a time, Infel's intelligence had surpassed the average, and she managed 
to see through all that happiness to notice the fact that she was about 
to become a sacrifice.

The Maiden of Mio

At2 p93 the maiden of mio

The Maiden of Mio

グラムルのI.P.D.転写実験は
初期に失敗を重ね、何人もの
レーヴァテイルを精神崩壊さ
せている。初の成功体が、初
代澪の御子インフェルだった。
孤児だった彼女の名付け親は
グラムルである。「愛」の意味
する名は、やがて人柱になる
少女の身を思いやったグラム
ルが、せめてインフェル・ピラ
とともに名前だけでも後世に
残るようにと願って命名した。

The IPD transcription experiments that Grammul did were only a failure behind other at first, given that all the Reyvateils that were experimented on ended dying because of the collapse of their Soulspaces. The first IPD that was successfully transcribed happened to be also the first Maiden of Mio: Infel.

She was basically an orphaned girl of which Grammul was a godparent. Regarding the meaning of her name in Hymmnos, which is [love], Infel very soon became aware of the fact that she would be sacrificed in the name of research if the transcription process failed, and Grammul, sympathizing with her suffering, decided to name her after Infel Phira, as if her naming was his wish for the future generations to remember at the very least her name.

The Maiden of Homura and the Maiden of Mio

 ふたりの御子は、メタファリカを謳う際にそ
れぞれ違う役割を果たす予定だった。焔の御
子が大陸を紡ぐ詩を謳い、澪の御子が一緒
に謳っている多数のI.P.D.から力を集めてまと
め上げ、それをインフェル・ピラにひとつの意志
として送る役目を担当した。
 また、澪の御子は通常時にもインフェル・ピ
ラの管理者として重要な位置にある。インフェ
ル・ピラを作動させるヒュムノスは、クイーンで
ある澪の御子にしか扱えないためだ。

The two Maidens were planned to have accomplish different roles during the singing of Metafalica. While the Maiden of Homura sings to create the land, the Maiden of Mio is in charge of singing to gather the power of the many IPDs that are singing together with her, and relay all of these feelings combined into a single will to Infel Phira.

Still, the Maiden of Mio has a very important role during the times of calm as the Administrator for Infel Phira, which is because the Hymmnos that are used to put Infel Phira into operation can only be sung by the Maiden of Mio, as the Queen of the IPDs.

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A statue of the two Maidens

大鐘堂のメタファリカの丘には、ふたりの御子の像が建てら
れている。しかし、初代インフェル以降は系譜が途絶、
3700年代のクローシェが史上ふたり目の澪の御子だった。

A statue of the two Maidens was erected at the Hill of Metafalica, located in the Grand Bell Hall. However, given that Infel didn't give birth to a lineage, there weren't any other Maidens of Mio, so only Infel and Cloche, from the 3700's, were the only Maidens of Mio in history.

The Two Maidens

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The Two Maidens

作中ではインフェルの日記によって当時のふたりのことをいろいろ知ることができる。
インフェルはネネシャの純粋さに惹かれ、やがて心を通じ合わせる。互いを深く信頼
しあうふたりならば、メタファリカの現実は可能かと思われたが...。

In the game, you would be able to learn various things about the two Maidens of 400 years ago by reading Infel's diary. Infel was captivated by Nenesha's purity, and before soon, they managed to understand each other. They thought that if they could develop a very deep trust in each other, the realization of Metafalica would become possible...

Grammul is Fired

 インフェルの才覚の成長はとどまることを知
らず、やがてグラムルをはるかに凌駕するレベ
ルに達した。自らの命がかかっていることを知
ったインフェルは、グラムルの理論の穴であっ
た「魂の移管」について徹底的に調べ、つい
には「四次正角性中核環」と「大陸の核」を発
明する。これがのちの「メタファリカα」につな
がり、完成版メタファリカの原型となった。
 時を同じくて、民衆の間では、グラムルの
理論では人柱が必要だったという事実が発
覚。この当時の大鐘堂が「犠牲なき理想郷の
創造」を謳っていたことが仇となり、グラムルは
民衆の支持を失った。すでに老齢であったグ
ラムルは、このときに失脚している。

No one knew how much more Infel's mental growth would continue, and before 
everyone noticed, she reached a level in which she had surpassed Grammul's 
intelligence by much. Once she knew she was going to be sacrificed, she 
began to research more deeply a hole that was in Grammul's theory about 
the [Transmigration of Souls], and doing so, she discovered the [Autostabilizing 
Nuclear Tesseractal Loops] and the [Cores of the Continent]. After this, 
she linked both of them to the development of [Metafalica-Alpha], which 
became a prototype for the perfect version of Metafalica.
At the same time, the news about Grammul's theory requiring sacrifices were 
spread among the townspeople. This ran contrary to what the Grand Bell of 
the time had declared previously about [Creating an Utopia without Sacrifices],
and because of this, Grammul lost all the support of the people. And given 
that he had gotten too old at this time, Grammul was fired from the project.


The People of Mio and Metafalica-Alpha

 グラムルの理論を改良したインフェルは、グ
ラムルの技術者集団とテル族を混ぜ、「澪の民」
というエキスパート集団を結成した。テル族独
自の力を得た澪の民は、のちに四次正角性中
核環の創造に成功。さらに、ごく小規模な仮想
インフェル・ピラを用意し、メタファリカ実験によ
り、「大地の心臓」の創造にも成功した。
 このときの大地の心臓はコードネーム「メタフ
ァリカα」と呼ばれ、メタファリカ実現の一歩と
して世界中でさ絶賛されている。メタファリカαは
実地試験のためにリムに運ばれ、有志の手で
開拓地であるミント区の外れに設置された。こ
のメタファリカαはわずか数日で森を生み、後
世の「みくりの森」となっている。

Once Infel finished doing improvements over Grammul's theory, she formed 
a team composed of Grammul's best engineers and Terus, and called this team 
of experts the [People of Mio]. And thanks to the unique powers that the 
Teru provided to the People of Mio, they were finally able to create a 
Autostabilizing Nuclear Tesseractal Loops successfully. And furthermore, even 
if it was in very small scale in comparison to how Infel Phira was supposed 
to be used, as an experiment for the creation of Metafalica, the creation 
of this as a [Heart of the Land] ended as a complete success.
At the time, this Heart of the Land was codenamed [Metafalica-Alpha], and 
it was greatly praised by the people throughout Metafalss, as they were 
at last one step closer to the realization of Metafalica. The creation of 
Metafalica-Alpha was a practical experiment, and because of this, it was 
conducted on the Rim, near where some voluntaries later on established the 
town of Mint Ward. Metafalica-Alpha gave birth to a forest in just a few 
days, which came to be known later on as the [Forest of Mikry*].

* The original is Mikuri, which is the japanese name for a kind of plant 
known as the branched bur-reed.


Establishment of the New Testament of Pastalie

 独自の詩魔法サーバーであるインフェル・ピ
ラと、新世代レーヴァテイルI.P.D.の完成は、
メタ・ファルス独自のヒュムノス語を作ることも
可能にした。インフェルは、インフェル・ピラに
アクセスするためのI.P.D.専用のヒュムノスを
確立し、これを「新約パスタリエ」と名付けた。
 このヒュムノスはI.P.D.専用であるゆえ汎用
性を失なっているが、インフェル・ピラに最適化
されているため、従来のものよりも言語として
短いのが大きな特徴。加えて、効果も大きくな
っている。一般的な第三世代レーヴァテイル
がレーヴァテイル質が発症すると自然とヒュム
ノスが使えるように、I.P.D.も自然と新約パス
タリエを謳うことが可能になる。

With the new Song Magic Server of Infel Phira, and the development of the 
new generation of Reyvateils: the IPDs, complete, it became possible to 
create a new Hymmnos dialect that was exclusive of Metafalss. For this reason,
Infel established an unique kind of Hymmnos that would be exclusively used 
by the IPDs to interface with Infel Phira, and named it the [New Testament 
of Pastalie].
The reason why only the IPDs can used this kind of Hymmnos is because it 
has been devoid from all the other things that are generic among the other 
dialects of Hymmnos, and was optimized to be used with Infel Phira, but 
that made its words much shorter, which is the greatest feature of this 
dialect. And not only that, the effects of the New Testament of Pastalie 
words are much greater than the ones of the other dialects. And similarly 
to how once the standard Third Generation Reyvateils can naturally understand 
and speak Hymmnos as soon as they awaken their Reyvateil abilities, the IPD 
can also naturally understand and sing in New Testament of Pastalie as soon 
as their abilities awaken.

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The Completion of Infel Phira

 ファーストステージ完了後、メタファリカの計
画はセカンドステージに移行していた。グラム
ルの失脚により、この計画はインフェルの主導
で進められている。セカンドスーテジでは、いよ
いよメタファリカの創造がその目的となる。
 インフェルとグラムルの理論のうち、決定的
に違ったのが、インフェルは御子を犠牲にする
ことなく、大地の心臓を一から作ろうとしたこと
だった。彼女が注目したのは、レーヴァテイルの
中心部ともいえる「中核三角環」だった。この器
官が「身体を維持する意志」を持って謳ってい
るからこそ、レーヴァテイルは存在しているのだ
と言われている。意志を持つこの器官と同じ
機能を持つもの(=四次正角性中核環)を創り、
大地の心臓にすること。これがインフェルの理
論の骨子だった。澪の民による技術供与で理
論の実践に成功したインフェルは、これを創造
する詩としてMETHOD_METAFALICA/.を構
築。メタファリカに必要な全要素をそろえ、見
事セカンドステージを成功に導いた。

After the First Stage was completed, the Metafalica project moved on to the Second Stage. And given that Grammul was fired, the project continued under Infel's leadership. The Second Stage had as its final goal the much-awaited creation of Metafalica.

There was a very definite difference between the theories that Grammul and Infel had developed, and that was that Infel's theory didn't require the Maidens to become a sacrifice for the creation of the land, and instead it would be created from a Heart of the Land. During her researches, she noticed that the Reyvateils had as their nucleus an organ called the [Nuclear Triangular Loop].

This organ is basically what carries and sings the [will that maintains the body of the Reyvateils], and it's said that the Reyvateils exist only because of it. By creating a will-carrying mechanism similar to this organ (the Autostabilizing Nuclear Tesseractal Loop), she effectively created a Heart of the Land. This was the very basis of Infel's theory.

And thanks to the technologies and skills that the People of Mio provided to her, Infel's theory was successfully put into practice, and with this, she started structuring all of the creation process of Metafalica into a final song: METHOD_METAFALICA/. With this, all of the necessary components for the creation of Metafalica were completed, thus leading the Second Stage to a magnificent and successful end.

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Infel Phira

二度との失敗ののち、ようやく完成したインフェル・ピラ、イン
フェルは、さらにセカンドステージを進めていく。大地を紡ぐ
ヒュムノスが完成すれば、メタファリカは成立するのだ。

After two failures, Infel Phira was finally completed, and guided by Infel, the project continued developing into its Second Stage. And once the Hymmnos necessary for the creation of the land was completed, Metafalica would finally become a reality.

Completion of the METHOD part

 インフェルはMETHOD_METAFALICA/.を
3310年に確立した。これはジャザが編んだ
EXEC_METAFALICA/.の欠陥を補う形でイ
ンフェルがプログラムした詩である。
 METHOD_METAFALICA/.は、複数の
I.P.D.レーヴァテイルの想いを束にして仮想的
なひとりの個体を創り、インフェル・ピラを大地
の心臓として機能させる、というものだった。す
なわち、EXEC_METAFALICA/.に必要な膨
大な導力要求量に応えられる仮想生命を創る
詩なのである。この詩が効果を発揮するため
には、大勢のI.P.D.たちの想いをひとつにしな
くてはならない。それを可能にするものが、
I.P.D.レーヴァテイルにのみ存在する共有の意
識野、Eスポットだった。
 METHOD_METAFALICA/.という詩自体の
役割はシンプルである。要は、I.P.D.のコスモ
スフィアのレベル8以上の領域、つまりEスポ
ットを使用可能にする機能を持つだけなのだ。
インフェル・ピラをモード・メタファリカにしたの
ち、Eスポットの領域を使用して詩を謳えば、
全I.P.D.レーヴァテイルの意識を繋げてひとつ
にすることが可能だった。このように、Eスポッ
トは集団魔法を紡ぐためだけの特殊な領域と
して設定されていたのだ。

Infel completed METHOD_METAFALICA/. on 3310 AD. She programmed this Song 
as a form of complementing the flaws that the EXEC_METAFALICA/. made by 
Jaza had.
METHOD_METAFALICA/. was made to simulate a single singer that had the gathered 
feelings of the many IPDs, and to make Infel Phira function as the Heart 
of the Land. In short, it's the song that creates a virtual life form capable 
of meeting the enormous Symphonic Power requirements that EXEC_METAFALICA/. 
needs to be executed, and to be able of manifesting its effects, it requires 
a great number of feelings from the IPDs to bundle them into the feelings 
of a virtual lone singer. To make this possible, the IPDs Reyvateils are 
the only ones that had the E-Spot area inside of their Shared Consciousness 
Fields.
The purpose of METHOD_METAFALICA/. itself is very simple. Explained in a 
short way, it only enables the usage of the areas beyond the Lv. 8 Cosmospheres 
of the IPDs (the E-Spots). After it has transformed Infel Phira into Metafalica 
Mode and made available the usage of the E-Spots, then it becomes possible 
for the Song to connect the feelings of all the IPD Reyvateils into one. 
In this way, the E-Spots were established as special regions in the Cosmosphere 
with the sole purpose of crafting a massive combination magic.

◆The Process of METHOD_METAFALICA/.

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The Maiden of Mio Sings METHOD_METAFALICA/.

1)澪の御子がMETHODを謳う

1) The Maiden of Mio Sings METHOD_METAFALICA/.

メタファリカに用いるI.P.D.レーヴァテイルのコスモスフ
ィアのレベル8以上の領域は通常時は閉ざされている。
このため、メタファリカを紡ぐ際には、まず、澪の御子が
METHOD_METAFALICA/.を謳うことで、インフェル・
ピラをモード・メタファリカにする。これによって、全
I.P.D.レーヴァテイルのコスモスフィアレベル7と8の間
にあるI.P.D.境界門が開く。

The regions of the IPD Cosmospheres used in Metafalica, which are Lv. 8 and upwards, are normally sealed off.

Because of this, when Metafalica is being created, the first sing that happens with the singing of METHOD_METAFALICA/. by the Maiden of Mio is transforming Infel Phira into Metafalica Mode.

With this, the Boundary Keys that exist in the space between the Lv. 7 and Lv. 8 Cosmospheres of all the IPDs, are opened.

レプレキアもメタファリカと同じ
原理で詩魔法の威力を高める。し
かし、その効果は格段に違う。

Replekia and Metafalica function under the same principle to amplify the power of Song Magic. However, their individual effects have remarkable differences.

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By Opening the Boundary Keys of the IPDs, the E-Spots are opened

2)I.P.D.の境界門が開きEスポットが開放

2) By Opening the Boundary Keys of the IPDs, the E-Spots are opened

I.P.D.のコスモスフィアにある境界門が開くと、レベル8
以上のEスポットが開放される。EスポットはI.P.D.レー
ヴァテイル全員が共有している領域であり、開放するこ
とによって詠唱に参加しているI.P.D.レーヴァテイル全
員の意識が共有された状態となる。このあいだ、すべ
てのI.P.D.レーヴァテイル同士にお互いの深層意識を
覗きあえることになってしまう。

Once the Boundary Keys in the Cosmospheres of the IPDs have been opened, the E-Spots existent in their Lv. 8 and beyond Cosmospheres are activated.

The E-Spots are regions of the Cosmosphere shared between all the IPDs, and their activation is what allows them to share their feelings and consciousness between all of them.

In this space, all of the IPD Reyvateils are able to peep into each other's deepest consciousness stratums.

すべてのI.P.D.レーヴァテイルは
境界門を持つ。この門は普段は閉
じており、他者を拒絶する。

All of the IPD Reyvateils have a Boundary Key. Under normal conditions, this Key keeps their deepest Cosmosphere levels sealed, and rejects anyone that tries to go into them.

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All the IPDs and the Maiden of Mio become a single singer

3)澪の御子と全I.P.D.が1人の謳い手となる

3) All the IPDs and the Maiden of Mio become a single singer

澪の御子と詠唱に参加しているI.P.D.レーヴァテイルの
全員の意識が共有された状態で謳い続けると、すべて
の詩の力は擬似的にひとりの謳い手が謳っていること
になる。この状態でインフェル・ピラのモード・メタファ
リカで詩魔法の力を増幅することにより、従来では不可
能な数値の導力量を発生させ、大地の心臓を生み出す
ことが可能になるのである。

As long as they continue singing, the Maiden of Mio and all the IPDs participating in the singing of Metafalica stay in a state in which they all share mutually the same consciousness, and the power of all their singing then combines into one, as if a virtual singer was taking the place of all of them in the singing of the song.

In this form, the Metafalica Mode of Infel Phira greatly amplifies the power of their Song Magic, and produces the quantities of Symphonic Power that were deemed as unreachable before, making it possible to create a Heart of the Land.

The Flaws of METHOD_METAFALICA/., and its effects when sung by a single person

METHOD_METAFALICA/.は、実は致命
的な欠点があった。謳い手であるI.P.D.の想い
や意志がレベル8に満たない場合、モード・メ
タファリカは何ももたらさないのだ。
I.P.D.それぞれは、別の意志を持ち、別の考
えで謳う。それゆえ、レベル8以上の想いを持
つ詩を謳えるかどうかは、それぞれのI.P.D.の
持つ意識次第だと言える。例えば、一緒に謳
っている10人中3人しかレベル8の意識を超
えていなければ、10人で謳っても3倍の力し
か得られない。しかし、実際にはレベル8の想
いというのは相当なものであり、そう簡単に
謳えるものでもないのである。
そもそも、METHOD_METAFALICA/.は
EXEC_METAFALICA/.の欠点を補うパッチ
としての効果を目的としていた。従って、単体
で謳うときの効果は無いに等しいが、応用と
いう意味での副産物がある。それは、謳い手
のI.P.D.レーヴァテイルの心の内がさらけ出さ
れるということである。諸刃の剣ではあるが、
誰かに意志や想いを伝えるにはいい手段でも
あった。実際、3772年のクローシェは自らの
想いを込めてMETHODを謳い、I.P.D.たちの
士気を高めた。それに対し、3313年のイン
フェルは自らの意識や考えを理解してもらえ
ず、逆にI.P.D.士気を下げる結果となった。

METHOD_METAFALICA/. actually had a fatal flaw. If by any reason the singer is unable to make the IPDs fill their Lv. 8's with their feelings and wills, Metafalica Mode will be activated, but it won't bring about any effects.

Each individual IPD has her own will, and thinks about different things when she sings. Because of that, it's said that it doesn't matter if a song containing Lv. 8 or higher feelings is sung, and that is completely dependant on the individual consciousness of the IPD.

For example, if there are 10 people singing together, but the feelings go through the Lv. 8 consciousness of only 3 of them, then no matter how much these 10 sing, the base power of the song will be only multiplied by 3. However, there are many things equal in power and intensity to the Lv. 8 feelings, so it's not like they can be simply sung like that.

Anyway, METHOD_METAFALICA/. was developed with the aim of it having the effects of patch that complemented the flaws that EXEC_METAFALICA/. had. Therefore, it's like the song when sung by itself didn't have any effects, yet it has effects that we could consider to be byproducts of its main function.

This effect is that the singer reveals her own heart to all the IPDs. This can be a double-edged sword, because revealing your own will and feelings to everyone can have both good and bad consequences.

For example, when Cloche sang the feelings that were contained in the METHOD part on 3772 AD, that greatly boosted the morale of all the IPDs. However, on the contrary, when the IPDs learned what were the will and the thoughts that Infel had in her heart on 3313 AD, their morale dropped to the bottom.

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Cloche sings the Method part

クローシェは、自らの想いをI.P.D.たちに伝えるために、
メタ・ファルス中の民が見守る前でMETHODを独唱した、
自分の心の内を、包み隠さずに公開して見せたのである。
その覚悟と、詩に込められた想いによって、クローシェは
民衆の厚い支持を集めることになった。

To convey to all the IPDs her own feelings, Cloche sang the METHOD part under the look of all the people living in Metafalss, and this revealed to everyone what she had in her heart, without hiding anything or lying.

Because of her resolution, and thanks to the feelings contained in the song, Cloche was able to attain again the firm support of the people.

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The True Metafalica

 METHOD_METAFALICA/.は、芸術的なま
でにEXEC_METAFALICA/.に絡むように創ら
れている。これはMETHODがEXECの不足を
補うようにインフェルが設計したためで、一分
の狂いもなくEXECを補完していく。
 具体的には、澪の御子が謳うMETHODと、
焔の御子が謳うEXECをリンクさせながら交互
に謳い上げ、さらにそこに多くのI.P.D.レーヴァ
テイルたちの場合を重ねていくもので、壮大で
叙情的なそのさまは聞いている者にえもいわれ
ぬ感動を与えるのである。
 これが真のメタファリカであり、人々の想い
を紡いで理想郷を作り上げる詩だった。

METHOD_METAFALICA/. was created to entangle with EXEC_METAFALICA/. even 
in an artistic sense. This is because METHOD was planned by Infel as a supplement 
to make up for the flaws in EXEC, and it perfectly complements it.
In a material sense, this is the mutual linkage of the METHOD part sung 
by the Maiden of Mio and the EXEC part sung by the Maiden of Homura,  and 
by adding to them the power of the many IPDs, it creates an indescribable 
feeling of lyrical greatness to everyone that listens to it, greatly moving 
them.
This was the true Metafalica, the song that creates the Utopia for the people 
from their own feelings.

Execution Process for EXEC_with.METHOD_METAFALICA/.

Process Meaning, Effect Activation Lyrics Main Part
Initialize Announcing that the great song that will shake the world will be sung. 天に満てよ 地に降り注げ

ten ni miteyo, chi ni furisosoge

Fill the skies, and descend upon the earth

EXEC
Protocol Exchange The [Protocol Exchange], explained in a simple way; is the ceremony where the consciousnesses of both singers are combined into one. It's the chaining of both the EXEC and METHOD parts. The Protocol Exchange also means that the singing of the lyrics of both the EXEC and the METHOD parts will be executed at the same time. 幽けき 深淵の底

kasokeki shin'en no soko

Secluded in a deep abyss.

EXEC/METHOD
Recollection of Feelings and Transference of Symphonic Power The feelings of the people are collected for the creation of the Heart of the Land. This process is leaded by the METHOD part. 愛しき大地 一歩 靭く 踏みしめ

itoshiki daichi ippo tsuyoku fumishime

Together with this beloved land, I will take a soft step

METHOD
Signal for Starting the Creation of Metafalica Announcement of the Start of Metafalica Waath!!

Reborn!!

N/A
Defragmentation of Infel Phira This is done to convert Infel Phira into the Heart of the Land for the continent. For that purpose, all the data adresses inside of Infel Phira, such as the Backup Data Memory Banks, are reformatted, and a Memory Remapping it's executed. The only data that doesn't get erased by this process are the adresses where the Cosmospheres of the currently living IPDs are located. 謳は胸を溢れて

uta wa mune wo afurete

The song floods my heart.

METHOD
Creation of the Heart of the Land Using the energy received from the METHOD part (Infel Phira), the EXEC part creates the Heart of the Land. 目眩き 蒼穹の 砕けし欠片

mabayuki soukyuu no kudakeshi kakera

The broken fragments of this dazzling, blue sky

EXEC
Creation of the Land Through the choral singing of the EXEC and METHOD parts, the land, and everything in it, are created. Was  遠く 羽を のばして

Was 高く 空に 枝をのばし

Was tooku hane wo nobashite

Was takaku sora ni eda o nobashi

Was, keep on extending, faraway wings

Was, keep on extending to the high skies, branches.

EXEC/METHOD


◆Scheme of the Execution of Metafalica

Scheme of the execution of metafalica

Scheme of the Execution of Metafalica.

インフェル・ピラ     大地の心臓   神の製図器
                            を操作する
           
Infel Phira    Heart of the  Operating the
                 Land     Divine Drafters            
                         

大勢I.P.D.               神の製図器であるドラ
Crowd of IPDs            フター・ヴィジョンと、
            想いー〉       コンダクター・ヴィジョ
             Feelings     ン(P.102参照)を操作
                        する役割。これで大地
                        の心臓を設計し、実際
                        に大陸を生み出す。
                                         
                                                                        
                      The Maiden of Homura has
                      the role of operating the                         
                      Divine Drafters, namely, the
                      Conductor Vision and the                           
                      Drafter Vision (details on
                      P.102). By structuring the Heart
                      of the Land with them is that the 
                      land can be actually created.

 METHOD_METAFALICA/. 想いー〉 EXEC_METAFALICA/.
                    Feelings
 統率
 Lead

澪の御子の
 役割

The Role of the
 Maiden of Mio

大量のI.P.D.レーヴァテ
イルの想いをひとつに
をまとめる。具体的に
は、METHODを謳う               〈ーフレリア
ことでI.P.D.の境界門            神の製図器はDセロファ
ンを開き、Eスポットを開             持つベータERでないと操作
放する役割を担う。                できない。EXECを謳うの
                            の御子の役目となる。

She has to collect the feelings
of the many IPD Reyvateils and
fuse them into one. In a practical
way, she in charge of singing the
METHOD part to open the Boundary
Keys of all the IPDs, and activate their
E-Spots.

                               <-Frelia       
                               Only the Beta-ER that has Frelia's
                               D-Cellophane is capable of operating
                               the Divine Drafters. That is the role 
                               that the Maiden of Homura, as the user
                               of Frelia's power, has when she sings
                               the EXEC part.

                澪の御子                        焔の御子
                Maiden of Mio                 Maiden of Homura

The Night Previous to the Execution of Metafalica

 メタファリカ実現のための、すべての要素は
そろった。インフェルとネネシャ、ふたりの御子
による合唱が行われる前夜、インフェルは大鐘
堂に密かに脱走している。
 前回のメタファリカαと、明日謳うことになる
メタファリカの、唯一にして絶対的な違い。その
仕様的な相違点は、インフェルの頭脳をもって
しても修正できず、それがインフェルを弱気にさ
せていた。それは、「インフェルの心がすべての
謳い手に見えてしまうこと」である。
 試験的に紡いだメタファリカαの協力者たち
は、すべて自分の片腕ともいえる技術者であり、
事務的に役割をこなしてくれた。分別がつく彼
女たちは、あえて人の心を覗くようなことをしな
かったのだ。しかし、明日は違う。メタ・ファルス
中のI.P.D.すべての心が繋がる。実験の成功
は広く民衆に知れ渡っていたため、一般の
I.P.D.のなかには、「インフェル様の心の中を見
るのが楽しみ」という声まであった。
 理性的な性格のインフェルにとって、心の闇
は誰にでもあるものだと、自分なりに理解はして
いた。しかし、感情が怯えている。心を萎えさせ
てしまうのだ。彼女は、大鐘堂を逃げ出してひ
とり泣きじゃくっていた。
 しかし、彼女は孤独ではなかった。いつも彼
女を癒してくれる、焔の御子ネネシャ。お互いの
孤独な境遇を、ただ1人分かち合うことができる、
かけがえのないパートナー。この親友とならば、
きっと何もかもがうまくいく……。
 泣き疲れていたインフェルを探し当てたのは、
インフェルを追って大鐘堂を飛び出してきたネ
ネシャだった。いつも強気なパートナーが初め
て見せる顔に、わずかに驚きを見せたあと、ネ
ネシャは静かにインフェルを抱きしめた。

Everything was ready for the realization of Metafalica. However, the night 
previous to the day in which the two maidens, Infel and Nenesha, would combine 
their singing voices to accomplish this feat, Infel secretly escaped from 
the Grand Bell Hall.
The Metafalica-Alpha that was done before and the Metafalica they would 
sing tomorrow had an absolute difference. And that was that no matter how 
much intelligence she had, she wouldn't be able to correct anything that 
came out wrong during the execution procedure, and Infel feared that such 
a thing could happen because of her shyness. That was because she feared 
that she would [have to expose her heart to all the singers].
During the experiment in which Metafalica-Alpha was created, all of the 
participants in it were all her trusted researchers and engineers, and she 
didn't have any problem in dealing with them in a business-like manner, 
so it wasn't a problem for her to dare revealing her heart to them. However, 
what she was going to do the next day was different. She would have to connect 
the hearts of all the IPDs in Metafalss together. Given that the success 
of the experiment was already very well-known among the people, what all 
the IPDs were saying was [I really look forward to see what is on the heart 
of Lady Infel].
Because of her rational personality, she understood, in her own way, that 
everyone was bound to have some darkness in their hearts. However, she was 
scared, frightened that her heart was something that no one should see. 
So she ran away from the Grand Bell Hall, while crying for how weak she 
was.
However, she wasn't alone. There always was someone else at her side, giving 
her comfort, the Maiden of Homura at the time: Nenesha. They both lived 
together in an isolated environment, and Nenesha was the only that could 
understand her.
Her irreplaceable partner. As long as their friendship continue like this, 
everything would surely go well...
When she finally cried enough, Infel noticed that Nenesha had been following 
her since when she left the Grand Bell Hall. Nenesha had never seen her 
so-firm partner with a face like this, and after looking at her slightly 
surprised, she softly embraced Infel.

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Background Story: [3313 AD, the War Against the Goddess]

~Infel and Nenesha~

ふたりの御子は大地を紡ぐために出会った。やがて起きる悲劇。それは誰のせい
なのか。どうすれば避けることができたのか。
答えを得られなかったインフェルは、ひとつの決意を固めるのだった。もう一度、
ネネシャと出会うために…。
Two Maidens met for the creation of the land, but before soon, a tragedy 
occurred. Whose fault it was? In which way it could have been avoided?
These were the answers Infel was unable to find, as a decision hardened 
in her mind. For the sake of meeting Nenesha once more...
 3313年、春。メタ・ファルスすべての民の万
感の想いを受けて、時の御子インフェルとネネ
シャは大鐘堂に立った。焔の御子ネネシャの
EXEC_METAFALICA/.の繊細な旋律を合
図に、澪の御子インフェルが自ら紡ぎ上げた
METHOD_METAFALICA/.を重ねていく。すべ
てはインフェルの計算どおりであり、メタファリカ
は成功したかに見えた。
 しかし、EXEC_with.METHOD_METAFALICA/.
は失敗に終わった。2人の御子は詩を完璧に謳い
上げたが、心の底では民衆よりも研究に重きを置
いていたインフェルの心を垣間見た民衆は、心か
らインフェルと一体感を得ることができず、メタ
ファリカにリソース(定常H波)を送りきれない。
 リソースが不足したEXEC_METAFALICA/.
は、その矛先神に向けた。Dセロファンを介し
て、神の生命力たる定常H波を爆発的に消費する。
神は瞬時にして瀕死となった。
 ―その瞬間、神の使者が地上に降臨した。神
の生死がかかるその瞬間に、ラキが行うことはた
だ1つだった。
 衆目のなかで、詩に没頭していたインフェルの
目の前で、ネネシャはラキに胸に貫かれた。そし
て瞬時に絶命したネネシャの亡骸から、ラキはD
セロファンを回収する。そしてインフェルに向か
って言った。
 「限界値を遥かに超える定常H波の消費が見られ
ましたので緊急停止しました。今度神の力は温
存する必要があります。Dセロファンは回収いた
します」
 ラキ言葉を言い終えた矢先、我に返った大鐘
堂のレーヴァテイル軍団が応戦した。ラキに向か
って一斉に詩魔法を放つ。ラキはよろける程度だ
ったが、手にしたDセロファンが転がり落ちた。イ
ンフェルはすかさずDセロファンを奪い、ラキを
睨んで呟いた。
「戦争よ…。」
 言うが早いか、インフェルは大鐘堂に駆け込み、
完成間近だったラクラシステムへ急いだ。そして
自らをインフェル・ピラと直結し、I.P.DのEスポ
ットを支配して統率する。それによってI.P.D.を動
かしたインフェルは、神の軍団を押しのけてソ
ル・マルタへとつながる塔を駆け上った。
 猛烈な勢いで「天界の塔」を上っていくI.P.D.軍。
ラキはこれを察し、すかさず自らの全出力をもっ
て天界の塔を一時的に消し、対応しようとする。
しかし、それも既に遅かった。I.P.D.軍は並はず
れた統率力をもって神の軍団を蹴散らし、驚くべ
き短時間でソル・マルタの制圧に成功する。
 衰弱しきっていた「神」は、呆気なく捕らえられ
て。ネネシャの弔い合戦に我を失い、神を殺そう
と考えていたインフェルだが、「神の真の目的」を
知り、生かすことを決意する。そのまま神を拉致
したインフェルは、下界に戻るとともに神を監禁
した。そしてラキと交渉するべく、ラキの再充電
が完了するときを待った。
 かくして、インフェルの指揮した「神との戦争」
は人間側の圧勝で終った。しかし、民衆の心は
インフェルから離れていった。メタファリカの失
敗と神との戦争は、沢山の犠牲を出し、人々の夢
を砕いたからだ。インフェルは孤立した。そして
この時、インフェルは初めて自分の無力さを知っ
た。いくら神との戦争に勝利しても、得られる土
地は無かった。人々が、更けに狭くなった、いつ落
ちるかわからないこの土地に縛られているという
事実は何も変わらなかったのだ。
 そして、どんなに勝利をしても、ネネシャは帰っ
てこなかった。
 インフェルは考えた。人々が、自分が本当に幸
せを得られるのはどんな世界なのかを。傷つけ合
う人々、それは怯えや不安から来るモノ。怯えの
ない世界なら、それもない。何に怯えることもな
い世界、それが作れれば人は変わる。
 神との戦争に勝利してから数年経ち、少し落ち
着いたある日のこと。インフェルは、ネネシャが
完全に死んでいないことを発見した。
 ネネシャの魂は、「大地の心臓」と呼ばれるクリ
スタルに移行しているだけだったのだ。メタファ
リカを謳っている途中で中断されたため、詩は完
全に効力を発揮できず、出現した大地の心臓は何
も生み出ずに活動を停止していた。今はただ、
大鐘堂の上空に浮いているのみである。
 大地の心臓とは、複外殼によって己をガードし
つつ生き延びる「純粋な魂の火」である。そして、
複外殼はすべてを拒絶し、そこから取り出さなけ
れば対話も出来ないことは、すでにこれまでの研
究で判明していた。しかし、いまやメタファリカ
研究の第一人者となったインフェルとはいえ、実
際に大地の心臓の複外殼を除去する機会などあ
ったはずがない。インフェルはネネシャと対話
する手段を求め、死に物狂いで研究を進めた。
そして、ついにその手段を突き止める。「呼応詩」
と言われる詩が用意できれば、大地の心臓と対
話できるはじ。対話さえできれば、ネネシャの
魂を肉体へと還元することができるのだ。
 「呼応詩」はすぐに見つかった。
 それはラキから取り戻したDセロファンを解析
していたときに、少しだけ残っていたネネシャの
想いが謳ってくれた。
 しかしだが、複外殼を外してしまうと、外界から
の憎悪や悲しみといった負の感情に当てられ、純
粋な魂は急激に減衰するという。
 ネネシャに復活の可能性が残されていたこと
は、インフェルを安堵させた。しかし、ネネシャは
既に受け入れる「身体」を失っている。今、複外殼
を外しても、ネネシャの魂は行き場を失ってしま
うだろう。メタ・ファルスの科学をを大きく飛躍させ
たインフェルの力をもってしても、この現状を打
破することは適わなかった。
 インフェルは悩みぬいた末、ネネシャの「身体」
を再生する術を見出すまで、この大地の心臓を大
切に保管することにした。更けには、準備が出来る
前に誰かが下手に解放しないよう、Dセロファン
にあるネネシャの意志にも封印を施した。
 インフェルは気づいてなかった。
 これらの行動には、自分の意志以外にも大きな
力が働いていることに。大地の心臓は、その目的
のために、物理的、精神的な介入を、大きな影響
力を持って行うことが出来るということに。

3313 AD, Spring. The ones receiving the many feelings of all the people, 
the Maidens of the time were Infel and Nenesha. The delicate melody of
EXEC_METAFALICA/. sung by the Maiden of Homura, Nenesha was the signal for 
Infel herself to begin singing METHOD_METAFALICA/. together with her. 
Everything was going according to Infel's plan, and it seemed that Metafalica 
would be finally a success.
However, EXEC_with.METHOD_METAFALICA/. ended in failure. The two Maidens 
were executing the Song perfectly, but because the people caught a glimpse
of the feelings Infel had at the bottom of her heart, showing she considered
her research more important than the people, they were unable to connect with
her from the bottom of their hearts, and thus they couldn't send off their 
resources (Static H-Waves) to Metafalica.
Because EXEC_METAFALICA/. didn't have enough power for its execution, it 
changed its energy extraction target to the Goddess. Via the D-Cellophane, 
it violently began to consume the Static H-Waves, the life force of the 
Goddess.
In just a few seconds, She got into a near-death state...
And on that precise instant, the envoy of the Goddess descend to the earth. 
In the moment in which the Goddess began debating herself between life and 
death, Rhaki appeared in front of everyone.
And in front of the eyes of everyone, in front of the eyes of Infel, who 
was completely overwhelmed by the Song, Nenesha was stabbed in the heart 
by Rhaki. And a few instants later, Rhaki took out the D-Cellophane from 
Nenesha's lifeless body. Then, she turned to Infel, and told her this:
"I noticed you all surpassed the Static H-Wave consumption limit by a very 
long margin, and because of that,  it was an emergency situation to stop 
any further consumption. What happened just now was necessary to preserve 
the remaining power that the Goddess still has. I will be taking the D-Cellophane 
with me, as well".
As soon as Rhaki finished talking, and she preparing to go back to where 
she came from, all of the Reyvateils in the Grand Bell Hall challenged her: 
all of them released their Song Magic upon her at the same time. It was 
enough to make Rhaki tumble, and the D-Cellophane fell out from her hands. 
Without losing even a second, Infel snatched the D-Cellophane away, and 
she murmured to Rhaki while scowling her:
"This is war..."
As fast as she could, Infel ran into the Grand Bell Hall, and then, headed 
to the almost-completed Rakura System hall. There, she directly connected 
to Infel Phira, and began leading the IPDs through the E-Spots. In that 
way, Infel mobilized the IPDs, forcing the Divine Armies to withdraw through 
the Tower that connected Sol Marta with the surface.
Then, she leaded the IPD army into ascending violently through the [Tower 
of Heavens]. However, Rhaki already had considered this scenario, and by 
using all of her power, she temporarily made the Tower disappear as her 
response to the raid attempt. However, it was already too late. The average 
power level of the IPDs that Infel commanded was more than enough to thrash 
the Divine Armies, and in an astonishingly short amount of time, they already 
had captured Sol Marta.
Despite how weakened the [Goddess] was, She wasn't surprised when they came 
to capture her. Infel had thought of this as battle of revenge for Nenesha's 
death, and wanted to kill the Goddess off, but once she learned about Her 
[true motivations], she decided to keep Her alive. Then, having the Goddess 
as an hostage, Infel and her IPD battalion went back to the lower world. 
Then, they began negotiating with Rhaki, were she just stated that she would 
wait until the energy was completely depleted.
Thus, under Infel's lead, the [War Against the Goddess] ended in an overwhelming 
victory for the humans. However, the hearts of the people grew distant from 
Infel, because the failure of Metafalica and the War Against the Goddess 
caused so many deaths, and also, completely crushed their dreams. Infel 
isolated herself, and for the first time, she realized how impotent she 
was. No matter how many more times they could fight in such a war and win, 
that wouldn't bring any land to them. The people were living in a cramped 
space, and only more of them were being born, and the war didn't change 
the fact that the population would continue growing until there wasn't any 
space left for more.
And also, no matter how many times they would win, that wouldn't bring Nenesha 
back.
Infel thought... "What kind of world is the one where everyone would be 
able to attain the true happiness? The people hurt each other because they 
become anxious of fearful of each other. If there wasn't any fear in this 
world, that wouldn't happen. If I could make a world were fear didn't exist, 
surely the people would change."
Some years after the War Against the Goddess ended, Infel discovered something 
that calmed her down a little: Nenesha wasn't still completely dead.
Her soul had just been transmigrated into a crystal known as a [Heart of 
the Land]. Because the singing of Metafalica had been interrupted, the song 
was unable to manifest its effects completely, but it didn't interrupt them 
completely: the Heart of the Land was still created. However, at the moment 
it was floating in the skies over the Grand Bell Hall.
To allow its [Pure Fire of the Soul] to continue existing, the Heart of 
the Land is protected by an external shell. Also, it was proven in prior 
investigations that the shell rejects anything that tries to enter in contact 
with the Heart, making impossible to interact with it, let alone extract 
it from the shell. And despite Infel having become the lead researcher for 
Metafalica, she didn't have any chances for studying how to take the Heart 
out from the shell, until now. Infel wanted to talk with Nenesha once more, 
and because of that, she desperately continue researching.
And then, she finally found a way: if she could make a song known as a 
[Conversation Song], she would be able to converse with the Heart of the Land. 
And if she could do so, she would be able to return Nenesha's soul to her body.
Almost instantly she had discovered the [Conversation Song].
She made it by analyzing the D-Cellophane that she got from Rhaki, in which 
a very small portion of Nenesha's feeling were contained, and were sung 
to her.
However, even if she could take out the Heart from the shell, the hatred, 
sadness and other negative emotions from the outside world would impact 
it, and brutally undermine the pure soul it contained until it was destroyed.
Infel was relieved when she discovered that at least it was still possible 
to revive Nenesha. However, Nenesha's [body] had already perished around 
this time, so she didn't have a body to which she could return anymore. 
Even if she extracted the Heart, Nenesha's soul already had lost the place 
to where it could return. Even if she still had the ability to which Metafalss 
owed their significant scientific breakthroughs, she couldn't bear this 
anymore, and completely broke down once she realized this.
She decided to stop caring about everything else, and just closely guarded 
Nenesha's Heart of the Land until the day in which she found a way to revive 
her [body]. And as aprecaution in case any idiot tried to take the Heart 
out, she sealed Nenesha's will within the D-Cellophane.
However, she didn't realize it.
All of these actions were done because a great power, besides her own will, 
was at work her. Because the Hearts of the Land are capable of interfering 
physically and mentally with the people, due to the great influential power 
of the will they contain.

The Failure of Metafalica

 メタファリカ創造の記念すべき日は、無残な
結果に終わった。感情が繋がっているがゆえに、
インフェルの心の闇を知ったI.P.D.たちの心の
動揺の伝播も早い。さらに、インフェルの心を
見なくとも、互いの心が見えてしまうことへの不
安感は、I.P.D.たちを動揺させた。不安が不安
を呼び、心が乱す。詩は、一体感を失った。
 援護を失ったネネシャは、詩が大陸創造に要
求する莫大な導力を一身に受けた。それはその
ままフレリアの命をおびやかす。神の身に危険
を察したラキの手により、ネネシャは死んだ。
 激怒したインフェルは、神に宣戦布告する。
そしてレプレキアを武器に、神の軍団に壊滅的
な打撃を与えた。戦争は、人間の圧勝だった。

The day which was supposed to be commemorated in history as the creation 
of Metafalica ended with tragic results. Because they were supposed to connect
their feelings, the hearts of the IPDs were thrown into panic when they
learned of the darkness in Infel's heart. Furthermore, the fears Infel
had about anyone seeing her heart combined with the anxiety of them all
having to see each other's hearts, and they caused great unrest among the IPDs. 
Anxiety only calls more anxiety, throwing the hearts into chaos. This caused the 
Song to lose the entirety of its unity feelings.
Nenesha had lost her cover, but she still was receiving the enormous demands 
the Song required for the creation of the land. Exactly this was what put 
Frelia's life in danger, and once Rhaki sensed this, she went down and 
killed off Nenesha.
This greatly enraged Infel, who proclaimed war against the Goddess.
And by using Replekia as a weapon, they completely devastated the Divine 
Army. This war ended in an overwhelming victory for the humans.

The Pact of Hibernation

戦争に勝利したインフェルは、ラキと神の軍
団が報復行為に出ないよう、「神」を捕虜とし、
澪の民が潜むカナカナ突堤に移送した。しかし、
インフェルは急激に民の支持を失っていく。メ
タファリカ失敗による失望感、戦争にようイン
フェル・ピラの破損、そして何より、崇拝すべき
神に牙を剥いたことが民衆を荒れさせた。
 インフェルからすれば、民衆の協力が得られ
ずにメタファルジャを失敗し、民衆を護るために神
を討ったうえ、最愛のネネシャまでも失ったのだ。
この民衆の理不尽な反応は、彼女を失望させ
た。また、ラキとの間で戦後処理を進めていた
インフェルは、ネネシャの魂は厳密には生きて
いることを突き止める。ネネシャに会う手段を知
った彼女は、迷わず神と4条の契約を結んだ。
●人間はメタファリカを謳わない。
●ハイバネーションを推進する。
●人間はインフェル・ピラを停止させ、回復
も行わない。
●上記を守るうちは、神は人間を攻撃しない。
また、この世界の推進に努める。
 これらの契約は、インフェルの提案した「ハイ
バネーション計画」に基づいている。この計画
は「魂の昇華」という意味を持ち、イフェル・ピ
ラを魂の器としての存在に切り替え、人々の魂
を肉体から解き放って収容するものだった。す
べての魂が収容されれば、フレリアが大陸を維
持する必要はなくなる。フレリアの生命維持を
至上とするラキは契約を快諾した。こうして、後
世まで残る神との契約が成立したのである。

Once Infel got the victory in the war, and noticed that Rhaki and the Divine 
Armies didn't plan any acts of retaliation, the [Goddess] was sent over 
to Kanakana Pier, in the quality of a war prisoner. However, she lost the 
support of the people almost immediately. The disappointment because of 
the failure of Metafalica, the damage that Infel Phira sustained during 
the war, and over everything else, the fact that they had bared their fangs 
against the same Goddess they were supposed to be worshiping only brought 
the worst of the people.
As for Infel, she was unable to receive support from the people after the 
failure of Metafalica, despite the fact that she fought against the Goddess 
to protect them, and even worse, she also had lost her dearest Nenesha.
The irrational reaction of the people only made her fall into the deepest 
despair. Still, during the time she continued doing the post-war negotiations 
with Rhaki, she managed to find the place where Nenesha's soul was hidden. 
Once she learned that there was still a way for her to meet with Nenesha 
again, she made a 4-point pact, without any hesitation.
* The humans won't try to sing Metafalica ever again.
* They will work towards the development and implantation of Hibernation.
* The humans will shut down Infel Phira, and won't try to reactivate it 
ever.
* As long as the humans comply with conditions stated above, they won't 
be attacked by the Goddess. Still, they will have to strive to make this 
world a better place.
All of this pact was based on the [Hibernation Project] proposed by Infel. 
According to the meaning of [Sublimation of the Souls] that this project 
also has, Infel Phira was to be converted into a vessel for the souls, to 
receive the souls of the people once they were detached from their flesh. 
Once all of their souls were stored within Infel Phira, Frelia wouldn't 
need anymore to keep sustaining the land. Because this pact also had as 
its final goal the preservation of Frelia's life, Rhaki agreed with its implementation.
Thus, in this way was established the pact that remained for the future 
generations, and which would be deemed by them as the "Pact with the Goddess".

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Eternal Souls

 ネネシャの魂は、メタファリカの失敗にともな
い、大地の心臓として残されていた。このままで
は会話も意志疎通もできないし、蘇生する手段
があったとしても、ネネシャの身体はすでに失わ
れていた。この状態のネネシャとコンタクトを取
る手段としてインフェルが思いついたのが、コス
モスフィア経由で出逢う方法である。
 身体を持たないネネシャとは、現実世界では
もう二度と会えない。ならば、仮想現実の世界
を築き、そこで幸せで暮らせばいいではないか。
 インフェルのハイバーネション計画は、すべて
の民衆が身体という器から解き放たれ、荒廃し
た大地や人間関係に苦しむことなく、夢の中で
暮らしていく……という内容で語られた。しかし、
実質的には、インフェルがネネシャの魂と会うた
めに練られた計画だと言っていい。
 インフェルは澪の民らと研究を重ね、やがて
自らが最初に計画を実行した。洛螺を利用し、
自分の身体と魂を切り離す。そして、インフェ
ル・ピラの内部に魂を移管した。こうすることで、
インフェル・ピラとアルトネリコが繋がりさすれ
ば、アルトネリコのバイナリ野を通じて、ネネシャ
の魂に会えるはずなのだ。
 こうして、身体を失ったまま永遠の魂となった
ネネシャを求め、インフェルもまた、魂だけの存
在となった。しかし、彼女が身体の魂の昇華に
成功したあと、すぐに謳われるはずだったハイバ
ネーションは、その後400年以上にわたり、つい
に謳われることはなかった。
 その理由はいくつかあったが、特に大きかった
のが、ハイバネーションの実現が民衆に漏洩し
たことである。神との契約を推進しようとした大
鐘堂が民衆の暴動にあい、ハイバネーション計
画は一時的に凍結されていた。
 しかし、降天祭をはじめとする神とのコンタク
トを民衆にアピールしてきたことで、ハイバネー
ションは「民衆を救うための神との契約」として
の神通力を取り戻していく。やがて大鐘堂は、
再びハイバネーションを推進する姿勢を打ち出
すようになった。のちの3770年代には、二度と
神の情報が漏れることがないよう、カナカナ突
堤を外界から遮断している。

Nenesha's soul didn't follow the failure of Metafalica, and remained in 
this world under the shape of a Heart of the Land. However, it was impossible 
for Infel to make the Heart reach a mutual understanding or converse with 
her, and when she finally had found the methods necessary for Nenesha's 
rebirth, her body already had died off. In this situation, Infel began thinking 
of a way to contact Nenesha again, and the one she found was meeting with 
her through the Cosmosphere.
"Given that Nenesha didn't have a physical body anymore, it was impossible 
to meet her again in the present world. However, if I could create a virtual 
world, couldn't we all live in an eternal happiness within it?"
Infel's Hibernation Project had at is core the idea of releasing the souls 
of the people from their physical shells, their bodies, and once that was 
released, they wouldn't have to suffer anymore because of this destroyed 
land, or because the pain implicit in all kinds of human relationships... 
and live within an eternal dream... that was what said project proposed. 
However, it would be more closer to the reality to say that Infel designed 
and perfected this project to meet with Nenesha's soul.
Infel gathered all of the research that the People of Mio had done previously,
and before long, she executed the project upon herself. By using Rakura, 
she released herself from her body, and transmigrated herself as a soul 
into Infel Phira. In this way, if she managed to connect Ar tonelico and 
Infel Phira, she should be able to reach the Ar tonelico Binary Field, and 
meet with Nenesha's soul.
Thus, like the dear Nenesha she sought to meet so much, which had become 
an eternal soul after losing her body, Infel also became an existence that 
only consisted of a soul. However, after Infel successfully sublimated her 
own soul, she expected that Hibernation would be sung immediately, but after 
400 years, no one had sung it.
There were many reasons to it, but the biggest and most important one was 
that the execution of Hibernation was leaked to the people. Once the people 
learned about the fact that the Grand Bell was going to implement the Pact 
with the Goddess, the people started revolting, and thus, they had to freeze 
the Hibernation Project temporarily.
However, once the people appealed again to contact the Goddess again for 
the start of the Heavenly Descent Festival, Hibernation, which was known 
as [The Pact with the Goddess to Save the People], was relegated again to 
a supernatural power. Before long, the Grand Bell regained their posture 
in implementing Hibernation. And the reason why this information didn't 
got leaked to the people again until around the 3770's was because the people 
of Kanakana Pier isolated themselves completely from the outside world.

Souffle and Raksha

 メタファリカの失敗と戦争による疲弊感から、
民衆な心身ともに疲れ果てていた。しかし、戦
後の復興期を終えたこの時期は、第二紀でも
最大の発展期となるのである。この興隆の時
代を支えたのは、後世に英雄として名を残すふ
たりの御子、スフレとラクーシャだった。彼女た
ちは、ダイキリティ発明後に初めて御子に任命
されたレーヴァテイルでもある。そのため、短命
続きだった従来の御子と違い、長期にわたって
表舞台で精力的に活動した。
 まず、ネネシャとインフェルおあとを継いだ第
15代御子スフレが、リム全周囲を網羅する鉄道
を敷設しようと提案した。彼女は3228年にリム
の各地を訪問し、あまりの暮らしの過酷さに衝
撃を受けていた。パスタリアも十分に繁栄し
てなかった時代だけに、周囲の反対は激しかっ
たものの、スフレはその反対を押し切って計画
を強行している。
 荒唐無稽と言われたこの鉄道は、第16代御
子、ラクーシャの代に完成した。民衆はラクー
シャの功績を讃え、鉄道にラクーシャの名をつ
けようとしたが、彼女自身の希望で母の名を取
り、「スフレ軌道」という名称となっている。一方
で、ラクーシャの名は鉄道敷設の資材置き場が
発展してできた街、ラクシャクに冠された。さら
にラクーシャはリムとパスタリア間の交流開始
を見届け、3381年に引退。ふたりに寄せられた
民衆からの支持は、歴代御子のなかでも別格
に厚かったとされており、メタ・ファルス発展の功
労者として後世に語り継ぐがれている。

Because of the exhaustion that the failure of Metafalica and the War brought 
to them, the hearts and the bodies of the people were beyond tired. However, 
once the post-war recovery period finished, the next stretch of time ended 
becoming the time with the most development done in all of the Second Era. 
And the ones that supported the most these times of prosperity were two 
Maidens whose names remained as heroines for the posterity: Souffle and 
Raksha. They were the first Reyvateils with extended lives to be appointed 
as Maidens, given they assumed the position after the invention of Diquility.
Because of that, and unlike the previous Maidens, which all had extremely 
short life-spans, they remained strong and vigorous, in the center stage 
of the development of Metafalss, for a very long time.
The first one between them was the15th Maiden, the successor Maiden to Infel 
and Nenesha: Souffle, who was the person which proposed the construction 
of a railroad network that covered all of the Rim. In 3228 AD, she visited 
various locations of the Rim, and was utterly shocked when she saw the deplorable 
conditions in which the inhabitants of the Rim lived. Despite having met 
with fierce opposition because Pastalia was going through a rough era, Souffle 
still went on with her plan, and enforced the creation of the Rim railroad 
network.
And the railroad network, which was said to be an absurd waste of effort, 
was finally completed under the lead of the 16th Maiden: Raksha. The people 
praised Raksha's achievements, and even went as far as proposing to name 
the railroad network in her honor, but Raksha didn't wish to get such an 
honor, and following her wishes, the people named the network in the honor 
of her mother: the [Souffle Axis]. In a way, Raksha's name also was recorded 
for posterity, as the namesake of a town that developed from a simple storehouse 
used for the materials of the railroad network: the town of Rakshek. And 
furthermore, until the negotiations between Pastalia and the Rim commenced, 
Raksha continued with her labors as a Maiden, until she retired in 3381 AD. 
The people united under both of them, and gave to them their support, making 
them the most special between the successive generations of Maidens, and 
were passed down in history as the heroines that brought great advancement 
to Metafalss.

The Downfall of Neo Elemia

 3200年代から3400年代にかけて、ベー
タ純血種レーヴァテイルの開発成功によって
繁栄していたネオ・エレミア。しかし、大きな
力を持つレーヴァテイルに対し人間の不安が
増大。多大な圧力がかけられた結果、3409
年についにレーヴァテイルよる暴動が発生
した。さらに3411年、ベータ純血種のミュ
ールが反乱軍に加わり、被害は拡大。このと
き、ネオ・エレミアは大地の半分を失なったと
言われ、急速に没落の道を辿る。

From the 3200's to the 3400's, Neo Elemia became a very prosperous civilaztion 
thanks to the success in the developments of the Pureblooded Beta-type Reyvateils.
However, the greater the power of the Reyvateils grew, the greater the 
anxiety of the humans became. And as consequence of the excessive pressure 
that was put over them, in 3409 AD, the Reyvateils revolted against the 
humans. And furthermore, in 3411 AD, the Pureblooded Beta-type Mir added 
herself to the rebellion, greatly enlarge the damage scope. At this time, 
it was said that Neo Elemia lost about half of its land, and quickly fell 
into a total collapse.

The Situation of the IPDs after the Metafalica failure

 3313年、神との戦争が行なわれている際、
ラキ率いる神の軍団によって、I.P.D.レーヴァ
テイルの心臓ともいえるインフェル・ピラの一
部が破壊されてしまうという事件が発生した。
このとき、ショックで多くのI.P.D.レーヴァテ
イルの死亡、もしくは精神異常をきたしている。
そのあと、インフェル・ピラは損傷した状態のま
ま安定したため、残ったI.P.D.たちは事なき
を得たように思えたが、実際は脅威の始まり
でしかなかった。
 インフェル・ピラが損傷してから、I.P.D.の
中に「暴走」する者が現れたのだ。ひとたび暴
走したI.P.D.は、新約パスタリエの驚異的に短
い詠唱速度によって詩魔法を暴発させ、周囲
に壊滅的な打撃を与える。死傷者が続出する
うえに、周囲のI.P.D.連鎖的に暴走状態にな
ることも多く、民衆を恐怖に陥れた。
 I.P.D.の暴走は、気まぐれにランダム発生
するものではない。暴走の引き金になるのは、
精神状態の極限に近づくことだ。その中でも
特に「怒り」「不安」「恐れ」といった負の感情エ
ネルギーによって発症する事が多い。これは
インフェル・ピラが破壊された際に、ピークを
越える導体H波流量を処理するためのリミッ
ターを破壊されたためと言われている。その
ため、オーバーロードしたH波は、顕在意識に
逆流、もしくはEスポットを経由して他のレー
ヴァテイルにばらまかれてしまう。しかしこの
現象は長年解明されず、I.P.D.はやがて遺伝子
ウイルスの影響として認知されていき、前者
が陽性発症の場合、他にもモード・トルカロ
ル(P.105参照)が悪影響をしているという説
もあったが、関連性は定かではない。
 では、なぜ暴走状態は、I.P.D.覚醒と共に発
症しやすいのか。レーヴァテイルの覚醒時に
は、高熱を出してしばらく寝込むほど、急激に
体調に異変が発生する。それが覚醒だとわか
らないうちは、自分は病気で死ぬのではない
かと、大抵の発症者は極度の不安に陥るとい
う。その状態で覚醒すれば、覚醒即暴走とい
う図式も容易に想像できるだろう。
 専門家が近くにいて「これはレーヴァテイル
質の発症だよ」と教えてあげることができれ
ば、少しは気も紛れるかもしれない。だがほ
とんどの場合は、覚醒するまで、現在自分を
苦しめている異変が病気なのか覚醒なのかが
わからないのだ。ましてI.P.D.が遺伝子ウイ
ルスと認知されてからは、「これがレーヴァテ
イル質の覚醒だとしても、暴走するかもしれ
ない」という恐怖までつきまとっていた。発症
前から、不安材料は絶えなかったのである。
 暴走を未然に防ぐには、とにかくなるべく
穏やかな気持ちでいることだ。スラムに身を
潜めているI.P.D.レーヴァテイルたちは、「ケ
ンカは絶対にしない」「みんなで力をあわせる」
「困ってる人の相談に乗る」といった決まり事
を作って生活している。これらは皆、怒りや不
安といった感情を持たないように、互いに気
をつけて生活している事を物語っているのだ。

At 3313 AD, during the time in which the War Against the Goddess was being 
waged, the Divine Armies, under Rhaki's command, went and attacked what 
was said to be the heart of the IPDs: Infel Phira, and destroyed a part 
of it.
At this time, many IPD Reyvateils either died from the shock this caused 
to them, or were left with severe mental damage. And once the damage to 
Infel Phira settled down, and the server manage to stabilize itself, the 
reamining IPDs began to think things such as they didn't have a place in 
the world, but it didn't become an immediate threat to the people of Metafalss.
Because of the damage that Infel Phira sustained, something called an [Outbreak] 
began appearing within the IPDs. Once an IPD has an outbreak, they begin 
discharging around them their song magic, through the abuse of the incredible 
singing speed that the New Testament Pastalie has, and cause great destruction 
through it. The casualties only continued increasing because of this, and 
since the outbreaks also were contagied to many other IPDs close to the 
outbroken ones, the people lived in fear.
The IPD outbreaks aren't caused by simple random mood shifts. The actual 
trigger of the outbreaks is when the mind condition of the IPD reaches its 
limits, especially if what pushed these limits so far were negative emotions 
such as [anger], [anxiety] or [fear], whose energy are the biggest culprits 
of causing this. It's said that when Infel Phira was partly destroyed, the 
peak in the flow of Dynamic H-Waves was so great, that it ended destroying 
the emotional limiter that Infel Phira had built-in. Because of that, whenever 
an IPD has an H-Wave overload, she begins acting unconsciously, and is able 
to transmit that overload to the other IPDs through the direct connection 
they have via their E-Spots. However, this phenomenon wasn't actually clarified 
until very recently, which caused the IPDs to be recognized as people with 
a genetic virus when the outbreaks began happening, in which the destructive 
release of magic was called Positive Outbreak. And also, until it was discovered 
that the Positive Outbreaks were also caused by the negative influence of 
Infel Phira's Torcarrol Mode (details on P.105), everyone thought that it 
didn't have any relation to the outbreaks.
Also, the outbreak condition was easily linked to the awakening of a Reyvateil 
status, until the point in which became impossible to distinguish between 
both. When a Reyvateil awakens her abilities, she begins to suffer from 
a high fever, and falls temporarily unconscious, and suddenly, her body 
begins to undergo various changes. And given that most of the awakening 
Reyvateils weren't aware of what was happening to them, and thought that 
these were the symptoms of a lethal disease, they ended falling into a very 
deep anxiety. If they awaken under these conditions, it's easy to imagine 
why they would fall into an IPD outbreak, and how both ended being linked.
If they were able to get to an specialist, and show them that [These are 
symptoms of a Reyvateil awakening her abilities], they might have not fallen 
into that anxiety. However, in most cases, until the awakening was completed,
they questioned this strange suffering about if it was a lethal disease, 
or a simple awakening, because they didn't know the difference between both. 
Not to mention when the IPD qualities were recognized as a genetic virus, 
in which the fear even caused the people to say that [These are symptoms 
of a Reyvateil awakening her abilities, but she might also start an outbreak].
Because of these things, the anxiety never ended for the Reyvateils.
The only real way to prevent outbreaks are to keep the IPDs feeling calmed. 
This is why the IPDs that hide themselves in the Slums have decided on rules 
for their lives such as [Not fighting under any circumstances], [Work all 
together], [Comfort the worried ones]. Because of this, it's pretty rare 
to see them angry or anxious, and that is why they all take care of each 
other during the game's story.

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The Third Era - Once again, Defying the Goddess

 神との戦争に勝利したとはいえ、メタファリカ
が紡げたわけでも、大地に実りがあったわけでも
ない。メタ・ファルスの民が得たものは何もなか
った。また、民衆を指導して勝利に導いたインフ
ェルは身体も失脚し、後継者も現れなかったため、
澪の御子はそのまま実質的に廃止されている。
 しかし、異世界ネオ・エレミアからの流入者を
きっかけに、再び音科学との交流の機会を得た
メタ・ファルスは、エレミアの科学力を収吸しな
がら繁栄期を迎えた。はじめは支配権を巡るい
ざこざから大規模な戦争に発展するなど、険悪
な両者だったが、この戦争は結果的に文明開
化へと繋がった。第三紀の幕開けである。

Although the humans gained victory in the War Against the Goddess, this 
didn't mean that Metafalica was going to be executed, and that their land 
was going to be created: at the end, the people of Metafalss didn't gain 
anything from this. And also, given that the one that leaded them to victory 
in the war, Infel, had lost even her own body and didn't leave any successors 
behind, the very existence of the Maiden of Mio was abolished.
However, many refugees from the region of Neo Elemia began coming to Metafalss,
and once again, the Metafalssians once again had the chance of making technological 
exchanges and receiving more information on Sound Science, making these 
very prosperous times while they gained that knowledge about the scientific 
prowess of the Elemians. However, soon enough, many quarrels for power started,
and slowly degenerated into a war of big proportions, which became very 
dangerous for both sides, and which could be compared to any kind of colonization 
war in our world. This was the rising of the curtain for the Third Era.

Timeline

Year Event
3424 Start of the War with Neo Elemia.
3435 Thanks to the 19th Maiden, Illusha, the Metafalssians manage to recapture Pastalia. End of the War.
3445 The People of Mio and the Grand Bell start in secret the restoration of Infel Phira.
3494 The Grand Bell Hall is destroyed by IPDs. The IPDs are recognized as the bearers of a genetic virus this same year.
3748 The Hymn Crystal Hibernation is completed. The Ascension Project moves on to its final step.
3751 The Pope suddenly dies, and Alfman is appointed as the supreme ruler of Metafalss.
3753 Maiden Arshe is killed in an IPD outbreak at Enna Palace.
3754 Kanakana Pier is attacked by IPDs.
3758 Reika has an IPD outbreak at age 3, and is sent to the Grand Bell Hall to be contained.
3760 Cloche is appointed as the 33th Maiden.
3761 Chester leaves the Grand Bell Hall to establish the Divine Army.
3771 Large scale collapse. Both Pastalia and the Rim suffer large loses of land, and results in a great number of victims.
3772 Attack on Rakshek Resort.
3774 Year of creation of the Metafalica Sphere.

Ruled by Elemians Again (3424 ~ 3752 AD)

 第二紀末は、ソル・シエールにおいて大規模
なレーヴァテイルの反乱があり、ネオ・エレミア
は壊滅的な打撃を受けていた。この争乱を脱
出してきたエレミア人が流れ着いたのが3422年
である。彼らを迎え入れた大鐘堂は、すぐに彼
らが音科学の母国の一団であると判断し、異
国文化を歓迎する政策を打ち出している。この
ときに流入した技術に、3770年代はごく一般的
に流通している遠隔通語機「テレモ」や、最新
型のダイブマシンがあった。
 しかし、エレミア人の卓越した技術力は、や
がて脅威へと変わっていく。彼らの持つ兵器類
は技術後進国であるメタ・ファルスを圧倒してい
たため、エレミア人は武力を背景に、じわじわと
支配者として振る舞いはじめたのだ。メタ・ファ
ルス人は快適なパスタリアを追われ、完全に立
場は逆転した。そして両者は戦争に突入する。
 しかしこの頃、メタ・ファルスの切り札である
インフェル・ピラは、神との契約により起動でき
なかった。澪の御子がいないため、制御するこ
ともままならない。実質的に、メタ・ファルスは一
方的にエレミア人の軍門に下ったのである。

At the end of the Second Era, there was a grand rebellion from the Reyvateils 
living in Sol Ciel, and Neo Elemia received devastating attacks from them, 
and the Elemians that ended drifting throughout the world, trying to escape 
from these riots, ended up in Metafalss in 3422 AD. The Grand Bell began 
pondering about what they should do with the visitors, and finally, established 
their policies to receiving people from other countries, given that they 
were people that came from the country that discovered Sound Science. In 
these times, artifacts commonly used in the 3770's such as the [Telemo] 
and the newest kinds of Dive Machines were developed thanks to the technologies 
brought by the immigrants.
However, the technological superiority of the Elemians soon became a great 
threat to the Metafalssians. Because the weapons they brought from Sol Ciel 
were overwhelming to the inhabitants of an undeveloped country such as Metafalss,
the Elemians gradually began acting as if they were the rulers of this 
land, and even worse, they had the military power to back up that attitude. 
The Metafalssians were driven out of their pleasant city of Pastalia, and 
their position had a complete reversal. Then, both sides started a war.
Dduring these times, Metafalss had Infel Phira as their trump card, but 
unfortunately, they weren't able to put it in operation because of the Pact 
with the Goddess. And even if they did so, because there wasn't a Maiden 
of Mio anymore, they wouldn't have a way of controlling it. Essentially, 
Metafalss fell to the power of the Elemians.


The Battle Maiden, Illusha

 リムに追いやれたメタ・ファルス人は、やせ
細った大地で極貧の生活を強いられた。パス
タリアに残ったメタ・ファルス人はエレミア人の
奴隷として酷使されている。暗黒の時代の幕
開けかと思われた。
 しかし、そこで黙っていなかったのが、後世
に「戦御子」「戦場の御子」として名を残す、
第19代御子イリューシャである。好戦的な性
格だった彼女は敵軍を討つべく決起した
が、エレミア人が次々と紡ぎ出すクリーチャ
ーを前に劣勢を強いられていた。そこで彼
女が目をつけたのが、エレミア人がもたらし
たEXEC_PAJA/.である。敵方の詩を少しで
も遮るのが狂いだったが、彼女の強い想い
は、これを強力な古メタファルス律にヒュム
ノスフュージョンさせる。敵方のクリーチャー
は一気に無効化され、戦況は一変した。
 イリューシャは好機と見るや、歩兵を率いて
パスタリアを強襲。見事、白兵戦によって勝
利を収め、メタ・ファルスに安息をもたらした。

The Metafalssians that fled to the Rim found themselves forced to live a 
hard life in a withered land, while the ones that still remained in Pastalia 
began to be exploited as slaves by the Elemians. Everyone thought that this 
was the beginning of a dark era.
However, there was still one that wouldn't fall silent, and that was the 
19th Maiden: Illusha, which passed down in history under the names [Battle 
Maiden] and [Maiden of the Battlefield]. Her belligerent personality was 
what made her rose tin arms against the Elemians, even if the Metafalssians 
were under a severe numerical inferiority because of the Creature that the 
Elemians continued producing without end. And then, that was when she put 
her eyes over the Hymn Crystal the Elemians had brought with them: EXEC_PURGER/.. 
If that Song was executed even for a short while, the interruptions it 
would cause would throw the enemies into chaos, but Illusha, with the strong 
feelings she had, forced the Song to convert into an Ancient Metafalss Hymmnos 
Fusion. The enemy Creatures were left powerless in one instant, and the tables 
turned.
Illusha saw this as a good chance, and leading her infantry, they raided 
Pastalia. Thanks to the great combat capabilities of her knights, they gained 
the victory over the Elemians, and brought peace back to Metafalss.


The Completion of Hibernation

 インフェルの遺志を継いだ澪の民は、3748
年についにEXEC_HAIBANATION/.のヒュム
ネクリスタルを紡ぐことに成功した。これにより
ハイバネーションを知らないレーヴァテイルに詩
をダウンロードさせることができる。
 このヒュムノスの完成により、インフェルの計
画は最終段階へ突入した。あとは、この詩を謳
える者さえ現れれば、アセンション成立する、
インフェルが失踪した3319年から数え、実に
400年以上が経過していた。

The ones to which Infel entrusted her final wishes, the People of Mio, finally 
completed successfully the Hymn Crystal for Hibernation on 3748 AD. With 
this, they would be able to download the Song of Hibernation into an unaware 
Reyvateil.
And with the completion of this Hymmnos, Infel's plan finally could move 
over to its final step. Next, it would be waiting until someone that could 
sing this song appeared, and complete the Ascension, which counting from 
Infel's disappearance in 3319 AD, more than 400 years had passed since this 
project was started.


Infel

At2 p98 infel

Infel

失踪後のインフェルは、精神体としてイン
フェル・ピラに潜んでいた。ただひたすら、
ネネシャの気配を感じるときを待って。

After her disappearance, Infel continued living, concealed as mental being inside of Infel Phira. Still, she only waited for the time in which she could feel any signs of Nenesha's presence.

About the IPDs as genetic virus bearers

 この頃、I.P.D.の本来の能力は忘れられて
いたが、ラウドネスの研究によってモード・
レプレキアが解明される。モード・メタファ
リカを正しく理解していなかった新生大鐘
堂は、このモード・レプレキアの軍事利用を
思い立ち、世界中から澪の御子の適正者を
探していた。その手法は強引極まりなく、
I.P.D.を発見次第捕獲するというもの。さら
に、ラウドネスが治療と称してレーヴァテイ
ル質活性剤を投与し、発症率を上げていた。

Around this time, the truth about the IPD abilities was already forgotten, 
even after Laude's investigations had clarified how Replekia Mode worked. 
Given that the Neo Grand Bell was unable to understand correctly the purpose 
of Metafalica Mode, they thought up about using Replekia Mode with military 
purposes, and searched around the world for a suitable candidate to Maiden 
of Mio. Their methods were extremely forceful, given that their discoveries 
were said to be dependant on the IPDs they contained. And furthermore, even 
though Laude proclaimed to be a physician that prescribed medicines for 
the Reyvateil whose abilities were awakening, he actually was only increasing 
the ratio of the outbreaks.


The Chamber of Homura

At2 p98 the chamber of homura

The Chamber of Homura

カナカナ突堤の最深部には、「焔」と書かれ、厳重に施
錠された扉がある。その「焔の間」の奥に安置されてい
たのが、コールドスリープポッドで眠りつづけるフレリ
アだった。インフェルによってこの地に幽閉されたフ
レリアは、第二塔の維持だけで、日々衰弱している。

In the deepest part of Kanakana Pier, there is a tightly locked door with the word [Homura] inscribed over it. And inside the very center of this [Chamber of Homura], the cold sleep pod where Frelia continues sleeping was installed. Infel ordered to have Frelia imprisoned here, whose mere task of maintaining the Second Tower gradually weakened her with every single passing day.

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Towards the Song of Reform (3753 ~ 3774 AD)

3751年、大鐘堂の参謀だったアルフマンは、
大鐘堂が極秘に進めていたハイバネーション計
画を察知。これを阻止せんと大鐘堂の重鎮を
駆逐し、クーデターを成功させた。大鐘堂の体
制を一新させ、全権を自らの手に収めた(P. 110
参照)アルフマンは、神との絶縁を宣言。これ
により、インフェルのハイバネーション計画はさ
らなる遅延を余儀なくされている。3753年には
当時の御子・アーシェを、I.P.D.暴走事故を装
って殺害。旧体制派を一掃したアリフマンは、
着々と神との戦争の準備を進めていった。

On 3751 AD, Alfman, who was only a staff officer of the Grand Bell, discovered 
the Hibernation Project that they were developing under absolute secrecy. 
He decided that he had to stop this, and did so causing a coup d'etat by 
killing the Pope. He completely reformed the hierarchical structure of the 
Grand Bell, concentrating all the powers into his position (details on P. 110), 
and finally, declared his complete secession from the Goddess. With 
this, it was unavoidable the Infel's Hibernation Project ended being obstructed.
And on 3753 AD, the Maiden at the time, Arshe, was assassinated under the 
pretense of an IPD outbreak. Once Alfman ended sweeping off all the remnants 
of the old regime, he steadily began putting into work his preparations 
for a war against the Goddess.

The Antagonism between the Neo Grand Bell and the Sacred Army

 アルフマンが樹立した新生大鐘堂と、大鐘
堂を離れたチェスターが設立した神聖政府軍
との対立は、メタファリカ失敗など大鐘堂の
権威の失墜も手伝って、急速に深まっていた。
両組織の対立の背景には、「神を駆逐すべき」
という考えと、「神と協調するべき」という、ま
ったく相容れない思想がある。しかし、両者に
は共通しているものがあった。それは、自らが
擁立している御子こそが真の御子だという自
負と、「メタ・ファルスの地に平和を」という願い
である。ここでは、両組織の真の目的につい
て、それぞれの立場から解説していこう。

The Neo Grand Bell established by Alfman, and the Sacred Army established 
by Chester, who left the Grand Bell, always have been at odds, beginning 
with facts such as if the failure of Metafalica was one of the factors that 
contributed to the downfall of the former Grand Bell, and their antagonism 
quickly became worse.
The ideologies that both parties had in the political scenary were [We must 
exterminate the Goddess], and [We must coexist with the Goddess], which 
as we can see, were completely incompatible with each other. However, both 
sides had something in common. That something was that both wished [for 
a peaceful land of Metafalss], and that was that both boasted of having 
the support of the true Maiden. Below we will be offering an explanation 
about the true objectives of both organizations, and of their postures about 
them.


●The Goals of the Grand Bell

 アルフマンはメタファリカ伝説の熱心な信奉
者である。しかし、彼が勤めていた大鐘堂庁が
無力に思えたため、現在の神ではどんなにす
がってもいいことはない、と判断していた。
 神に挑むという、あまりにも無謀に思えるこ
の計画が実現の可能性を持っていたのは、大
鐘堂に「澪の御子」の真の情報と、「モード・レ
プレキア」という神を討つに足る攻撃兵器の
知識があったためだ。
 レプレキアの効果を高めるには、I.P.D.の数
が多いほどいい。そして、それを制御するための
澪の御子は、潜在能力が高いほどいい。かくし
て、大鐘堂はI.P.D.の保護に積極的に取り組む
ことになる。そしてその一方で、I.P.D.の拡大増
産も仕掛けていたわけだ。アルフマンは理想に
燃えており、その言葉には彼なりの正義があった
ために、民衆は大鐘堂を熱烈に支持した。

Alfman is an overly enthusiast supporter of the Metafalica Legends. However, 
given that he thought that the Grand Bell Agency for which he worked didn't 
have any sort of political power, he decided that it would be better to 
cut off their excessive clinging to the Goddess for good. 
The reason why he thought his plan of defying the Goddess could be possible, 
despite sounding so reckless and absurd, was because he learned of the truth 
about the [Maiden of Mio], which used to exist before in the Grand Bell, 
and about the weapon called [Replekia Mode], which was said to be the only 
weapon capable of attacking the Goddess.
To increase the effectiveness of Replekia, he would need to have a great 
number of IPDs ready. This in turn would also let he find more possible 
candidates to Maiden of Mio, which he would need to control Replekia. Thus, 
he focused all of the efforts of the Grand Bell into the IPD Containment 
programs, which also increased greatly the birth of more IPDs. Alfman was 
very passionate towards his ideals, and given that the words he said also 
denoted his particular sense of justice, the people vehemently gave their 
support to the Grand Bell.

●The Goals of the Sacred Army

 神聖政府軍は、もとは大鐘堂を離れたチェ
スターにより、現政府を打倒することを目的と
するレジスタンス的な組織であった(P. 112
参照)。しかし、正統な教皇の後継者であるタ
ルガーナと出会い、アーシェ暗殺事件の真相
を知ったことで、「旧来どおり、神との親和性を
重視する」という旗印の色が濃くなってくる。
 物語の中盤、瑠珈こそが御子アージェの忘
れ形見だと突き止めた神聖政府軍は、瑠珈を
焔の御子として擁立した。実際、それは正しか
ったわけだが、神聖政府軍が重視していた「神
との契約をまっとうする」という内容そのもの
は、インフェルに欺かれたものとなっている。
その契約を履行することでメタ・ファルスに訪
れる平穏は、新大陸の創造などではなく、誰
もが肉体を捨てて精神だけで生活する偽りの
世界ーーハイバネーション計画だったのだ。

The Sacred Army was an organization established by Chester after he left 
the Grand Bell, and they used to be a resistance movement whose final goals 
were to overthrow the current government (details on P. 112). However, once 
they met with the legitimate successor to the last Pope, Targana, and the 
truth about Arshe's assassination came out to the light, their slogan changed 
to [We must give importance to our coexistence with the Goddess, like we 
did in the ancient days].
During the story, when they ascertained that Luca was Arche's orphaned daughter,
they supported her as the true Maiden of Homura. Actually, while the fact 
about Luca being the Maiden of Homura was true, the [Fulfilling of the Pact 
with the Goddess], to which they gave so much importance, was a deception 
made by Infel, and they fell right into it. This Pact certainly would have brought 
peace to Metafalss, but it wouldn't have created more land, and it would 
have forced everyone to discard their bodies and live in a false world as 
simple mental beings... because said Pact actually was the Hibernation Project.


The Kanakana Pier Attack

 ラウドネスの調査により、カナカナ突堤に古代
の文献が集中していることを知ったアルフマンは、
アーシェを暗殺したときと同様の手法でI.P.D.暴
走をけしかけた。当時、すでにカナカナ突堤はご
く少数の民しか暮らしていなかったために、I.P.D.
に対する処理が大幅に遅延。大鐘堂が意図的
に援軍を送らなかったこともあり、カナカナ突堤
は壊滅的な被害を受けている。そしてこのとき、
ラウドネスがカナカナ突堤で発見したものこそ
が、旧大鐘堂が長年隠蔽してきた「澪の御子」
の秘密だった。インフェルに指導されてきた旧大
鐘堂は、モード・レプレキアを知られたくなかった
インフェルによって、「澪の御子とは禁忌の御子
である」という認識を深めていく。これが400年の
ときを経て風化していき、現代においては、ほぼ
知る者のない古代の知識となっていたわけだ。

Because of Laude's researches, Alfman, who knew that Kanakana Pier had many 
ancient documents archived within it, used the same method he employed during 
Arshe's assassination to incite outbreaks in the IPDs, and make them attack 
Kanakana. And given that there weren't any people but an small group living 
in Kanakana Pier at the time, the Grand Bell intentionally delayed the deploying 
of the containment squads. This was actually because they didn't actually 
send any orders to the knights, and thus, the IPDs completely devastated 
Kanakana Pier. Once things settled, Laude discovered in Kanakana Pier the 
secrest of the [Maiden of Mio] that the former Grand Bell had hidden within 
it. The former Grand Bell, under Infel's orders, declared that [The Maiden 
of Mio will be known from now on as the Maiden of Taboo], and from that 
time onwards, they only intensified this notion of the Maiden of Mio because 
Infel herself didn't want anyone else to know about Replekia Mode. This notion 
weathered after 400 years, and compared to the ancient times, the number 
of people that knew this truth was roughly the same as in the current times.


The Grand Collapse

3771年、リムで大規模な陥没が発生した。
エナ周辺に甚大な被害が出たほか、パスタリ
ア、リムを問わずに大地が崩れ落ちている。
 メタ・ファルスでは原因不明とされたこの事
件は、アルトネリコ第一塔において、管理者シ
ュレリアがEXEC_SUSPEND/.を謳い、塔を
一時的に休眠状態にしたことが原因である。
第一塔の急激な出力低下に、ソル・マルタは
導力不足に陥っていた。それを受けてラキは
急遽、ソル・マルタの出力を半減させている。
これによって世界すべてを維持できなくなり、
大陥没が発生するい至ったのだ。

At 3771 AD, an enormous collapse took out a great part of the Rim. The areas 
around Enna received a great damage, and regardless of it was near Pastalia 
or in the Rim itself, a great part of the small land that remained in Metafalss 
was lost.
While the cause of this incident was unknown to the Metafalssians, it was 
because the Administrator of the First Tower of Ar tonelico, Shurelia, had 
sung EXEC_SUSPEND/., putting temporarily the Tower into Sleep Mode.
The sudden fall in the output power of the First Tower also caused a general 
Symphonic Power insufficiency in Sol Marta, and once Rhaki became aware 
of this, she hurriedly went and halved the Symphonic Power output of Sol 
Marta. Because of this, it wasn't possible to continue preserving the entirety 
of the Rim, which leaded to the grand collapse.


Shurelia

At2 p99 shurelia

Shurelia

世界で最初に生を受けたレーヴァテイル・オリジン初号体に
して、アルトネリコ第一塔の管理者。大規模陥没当時、ウイ
ルスによって極めて危険な状況にあった第一塔は、その原因
であるミュールを阻止するために塔を体止させていた。な
お、ソル・マルタは第一塔の管理外にあるため、シュレリアは
ソル・マルタの被害を知ることも管理することもできない。

The very first Reyvateil Origin created in the world, and also, the Administrator of the First Tower of Ar tonelico. At the time of the grand collapse, the First Tower was under the great threat of viruses, and to stop the one that created them, Mir, Shurelia put the Tower in suspension mode.

Also, given that Sol Marta is completely out from the administration of the First Tower, Shurelia didn't know the damages this could cause to it, neither she could control them.

The Rakshek Resort Attack

At2 p99 the rakshek resort attack

The Rakshek Resort Attack

 3772年、一大勢力となっていた神聖政府軍
は、ついに強行手段に出た。ラクシャク保養地
に休養に出ていた第33代御子、クローシェを襲
撃したのだ。大鐘堂の騎士・クロアは、サテラ
イトガール(騎士のサポート)のココナとともに、
ラクシャク保養地へ駆けつける。
 この後に邂逅を遂げた2人の御子は、翌年
に見事メタファリカを謳いあげた。3774年、新
大陸への移民が成立した年は、「メタファリカ・
スフィア元年」として後世にその名を刻んでいる。

On 3772 AD, the Sacred Army, which had gained quite a bit of power, thought it was time to try more forceful methods, so they went and attacked Rakshek Resort, in which the 33th Maiden, Cloche, was resting at the moment. The Grand Bell knight Croix Bartel, and his satellite girl (support for the knights), Cocona, rushed to the Resort to try and save Cloche.

After this, the two Maidens had a chance encounter, and the following year, they managed to sing Metafalica. In 3774 AD, the people began moving into the newly created land, and said year was written into the history books as the [First Year of the Metafalica Sphere], and remained as such for the following generations.

クロアに救出されたクローシェはこのあと瑠珈と出会うこと
に。清貧なダイバースセラピストと高貫な御子だった2人の
出会いは、やがてメタ・ファルスに最高の歓喜をもたらす。

After she was saved by Croix, Cloche met with Luca. This encounter between a poor Dive Therapist and a wealthy Maiden was the event that in some time would bring the greatest happiness to the people of Metafalss.

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