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This song serves as the finale of the Tale of Rhaplanca, and tells how the world ended to give birth to the region we now know as Metafalss.

This time, Rhaplanca was born as a priestess, while Maoh was born as the son of the Elm City leader. Maoh acted pretty much like a spoiled prince and spent all the time trying to gain Rhaplanca's favor, even going as far as forcing her to marry him. On the other hand, Rhaplanca had dedicated herself to help the poor and needed, which the city had in surplus due to the terrible ways in which the people lived back then.

However, all of this soon came to an end: a certain day, Rhaplanca received an oracle of the God Juklizda, who told her that the world would be destroyed together with the people living in it. Only a few would be chosen and taken to the next world: a paradisiacal land called Metel Filios. Rhaplanca appealed to Juklizda in an attempt to make him change his mind, but it was fruitless, and he even mocked her saying that if she couldn't change her egotistical husband's mind, she didn't have any possibility of doing the same to the rest of the people. He rose his hand, causing a horrible sound to resound throughout the world.

That instant moment, the skies lit up in red, the city was covered in rubble and corpses, and the land split asunder. A part of it, sustained by the divine tree Implanta, continued floating in the skies while the rest of it fell into eternal oblivion. The people then ran and tried to climb Implanta in an attempt to save their lives.

Maoh ran to Rhaplanca, and grabbing her hand, he led her to Implanta. Once there, he began pushing away the people that were climbing the tree to make a way for himself and Rhaplanca. However, Rhaplanca didn't move and instead, she gave her place to the people that tried to climb the tree. She at first believed she had helped them to save their lives.

However, a loud rumble was heard, indicating that the tree wouldn't be able to support the weight for much longer and that it would eventually fall down and crash into the ground. Rhaplanca didn't want this to happen and appealed to the Gods to allow her to use a single miracle. They responded to this humble plea and transformed her into a large rock, so she would be able to keep supporting Implanta eternally.

Upon seeing this, Maoh screamed and jumped off the tree. When he reached Rhaplanca, she had almost completely turned into stone. Even in this state, Rhaplanca told him her last wishes: to help everyone to reach salvation, and once the new land was created, he should make a new country based on the principles of trust, love, and gratitude. Then she turned into rock completely.

Maoh stood in front of his petrified wife for a a moment, and then, he wiped the tears from his eyes, and with a newfound determination, he rushed back into the city, in order to not leave even a single person behind. He helped the old, the children and the sick, and led them to Implanta, up to the last moment in which the lava began flowing around the tree's floating island. Once the last person had safely climbed into the tree, the lava poured all around them.

During this time, the island floated in the lava, while the people, squeezed in such an small space, prayed. Maoh did the same, but not for himself: his prayers were for Rhaplanca and for this world. Then, Juklizda spoke directly to his heart. He told him that now his sins were forgiven, but in order to atone for them, he would have to raise the new world into a beautiful land and keep the promise he made to Rhaplanca until the end of his days.

Thus, Maoh became a fair and kind ruler, and led the people to the promised land of Metel Filios, which was later on renamed as Metafalss. The rugged plateau that was created by the lava served to them as a reminder of the rage of the Gods and the promise that was made with them.

Infelious Rhaplanca. Heavenly Prayers ~Rhaplanca~/Earthly Atonement ~Maoh~
Infelious Rhaplanca Information
Unaltered NameInfelious Rhaplanca. 天の祷り ~Rhaplanca~/地の贖い ~Maoh~
AlbumSinging Hill ~Ar=Ciel Ar=Dor~
SingerAkiko Shikata
ComposerAkiko Shikata
ArrangerAkiko Shikata
LyricsAkiko Shikata
Translated Byaquagon


Lyrics

Heavenly Prayers ~Rhaplanca~

SSa aNa Nyy cHe Laaa tA chesIY mAA
hEma TTe mYYaaa IRa cUlOmaGIyyy

SSa aNa Nyy cHe Laaa tA chesIY mAA
hEma TTe mYYaaa IRa cUlOmaGIyyy
The flames that crept upon the land bathed in the breath of the Gods and became an apocalyptic conflagration
The immoral men and their festering kingdom were covered by them and reduced to ashes

Was quel ga terrfa mea rre Diol Ekouolga galado ween ciel,
en rre lamenza oz plargamera agldeio ween dor.

Was quel ga terrfa mea rre Diol Ekouolga galado ween ciel,
en rre lamenza oz plargamera agldeio ween dor.
The melody of conviction resounds across the skies
A whirlwind of laments buries the land

Presia Juklizda OmgaFatee, dius ciel,
rrha quel ra tasyue anw mea tes yor,
wearequewie rre her syeary meycray en yorr noime ar fao.

Presia Juklizda OmgaFatee, dius ciel,
rrha quel ra tasyue anw mea tes yor,
wearequewie rre her syeary meycray en yorr noime ar fao.
Oh Heavens, Oh precious father Juklizda, seating on the skies
Please, so this prayer might reach your honorable presence
I beseech you to grant me a single miracle in exchange for my soul

Presia Implanta,
rrha ki ra chs longherna mea sos juelicc yor etealune,
en wearequewie yorr lehaw anw plargamera der zayea pauwel.

Presia Implanta,
rrha ki ra chs longherna mea sos juelicc yor etealune,
en wearequewie yorr lehaw anw plargamera der zayea pauwel.
Oh Divine Tree Implanta
By transforming my body into stone, I will support you for eternity
Please, save the people using that final strength

Presia, rrha quel ra shyfac rre Lasnatine
chs weareqye oz plargamera,
en rre murfanare oz mea meycray
tes inferiare terrma, Maoh.

Presia, rrha quel ra shyfac rre Lasnatine
chs weareqye oz plargamera,
en rre murfanare oz mea meycray
tes inferiare terrma, Maoh.
Please, so this Scripture of prayer
May lead to the hope of mankind
Oh my beloved Maoh, may these earnest wishes
Reach your heart

MARRSEFXIL
EFAHECDOY
TITSSSYE
AZIYVRS
FOGQUW
AABIM
LXAE
IYX
CI
A

MARRSEFXIL
EFAHECDOY
TITSSSYE
AZIYVRS
FOGQUW
AABIM
LXAE
IYX
CI
A
May this power be bestowed upon me, so this love protects everyone, and
Enshrouds this darkness with its light.
That is the greatest reason for my prayers.
And please, bestow to them a life overflowing with happiness.
Fill them with your love, protect them
And shield them from the evil and hateful ones.
Light, bestow your holy protection upon them,
Invite and guide them with your power to
Create
A paradise of righteousness

Earthly Atonement ~Maoh~

Iqwayes anw jepgle irdeshen,
yanwe dorre nun parlre en wazx manafeeze kirrag,
sos alroetyye.

Iqwayes anw jepgle irdeshen,
yanwe dorre nun parlre en wazx manafeeze kirrag,
sos alroetyye.
Bidding farewell to the foolish past,
Respecting the land that was left behind, I'll live earnestly
To carry out the atonement

創世の楽土 分け入れば
怒り醒めやらぬ天が 風に叫ぶ
Sousei no rakudo, wakeireba
Okorisameyaranu sora ga kaze ni sakebu
When the paradise of the genesis forces its way in,
The Heavens, their rage still lingering, screams in the wind

道標も無く 恵み無く
幾度 倒れて 再び立ち上がる
Michishirube mo naku, megumi naku
Ikutabi taorete, futatabi tachiagaru
With no guides, with no blessings
I'll stand up once again regardless of how many time I fall

Chs kearryier weareqye nun waglialre
en metafalya nun parlre.
Van sorrc wis zas gaedurltea tou mea,
wazx manafeeze sos alroetyye,
sos Rhaplanca nun chs dorzee annie.

Chs kearryier weareqye nun waglialre
en metafalya nun parlre.
Van sorrc wis zas gaedurltea tou mea,
wazx manafeeze sos alroetyye,
sos Rhaplanca nun chs dorzee annie.
Even if the wish left to me
And the hope left to me
Are too large for me to bear
I'll still live my life to its fullest to carry out the atonement
And for Rhaplanca, who became the cornerstone of the land

いざや 千万の花を咲かせや
君の守る大地を 満たすために
寄る辺無き子等の 手を引いて
共に行こう 土に心に 種を蒔いて
Izaya chiyorozu no hana wo sakaseya
Kimi no mamoru daichi wo mitasu tameni
Yorube naki kora no te wo hiite
Tomoni yukou, tsuchi ni kokoro ni tane wo maite
Come now, let's make many flowers bloom
And fill with them the land you protect
I'll lead by the hand these children that have no place to return to
And together, let's sow seeds into our hearts and land

Qafl weareqye oz mea meycray tes yor json?
Qafl colmask iemma oz mea toya zayea weareqye oz yor?
Qafl wi xactin anturn?

Qafl weareqye oz mea meycray tes yor json?
Qafl colmask iemma oz mea toya zayea weareqye oz yor?
Qafl wi xactin anturn?
Will these feelings ever reach you?
Does my current way of life follow your final wishes?
Will ever a day when I get answers to these questions come?

実を結ばぬ日を 指折りて
無力な腕を 打ち据えては嘆く
Mi wo musubanu hi wo yubiorite
Muryokuna kaina wo uchisuete wa nageku
The fruitless days are so prominent
Laments hit my incompetent efforts so hard

Rriulia deadl, rriulia xaczor,
en van sphilar chs kearryier,
wazx na endia anw shyfac metafalya.
Wazx haliyer anw dius ciel,
wazx yanwe anw META=FALSS,
wazx inferia anw plargamera.
Sorrc chs alefio sos yor.

Rriulia deadl, rriulia xaczor,
en van sphilar chs kearryier,
wazx na endia anw shyfac metafalya.
Wazx haliyer anw dius ciel,
wazx yanwe anw META=FALSS,
wazx inferia anw plargamera.
Sorrc chs alefio sos yor.
Even if my heart freezes up
From these repeating days and questions
I will still continue believing on the hope
Revering the Gods,
Respecting the land that was left behind,
Let's love our neighbors
These are the proof of the oath I made with you

誓い この胸に刻みて 歩む
難き 茨這う荒野を 拓いて
枯れる事なき 愛を注ぎ
萌ゆる翡翠の 楽園を育め
Chikai, kono mune ni kizamite ayumu
Kataki ibarahau arano wo hiraite
Kareru koto naki ai wo sosogi
Moyuru hisui no rakuen wo hagukume
Carving our oath into my heart, I will walk on
Opening up paths on the difficult wasteland creeping with thorns
Pouring in an unwithering love
I will raise the paradise where the jade colors sprout all over

千万の花を捧げて
君の守る大地を 満たせや
贖いの旅路は 果てなくとも
いざ謳えや 語り継げや
冀望の歌を
Chiyorozu no hana wo sasagete
Kimi no mamoru daichi wo mitaseya
Aganai no tabiji wa hatenakutomo
Iza utaeya, kataritsugeya
Kibou no uta wo
Come now, let's offer myriads of flowers
And fill with them the land you protect
Even if the journey of atonement has no end,
Let's sing and pass down to the future generations
The Song of Hope

Zas amariare enllia Rhaplanca,
van amario oz mea na meycray tes yor,
wearequewie nun longhel shelle oz yor.

Zas amariare enllia Rhaplanca,
van amario oz mea na meycray tes yor,
wearequewie nun longhel shelle oz yor.
Oh Rhaplanca, my most beloved one, who even now has a place on my heart
Even if my love couldn't reach you
I wish my warmth gets conveyed to your cold stone skin

Syearr vie adeal sos yor.
Syearr vie eodeal sos yor.
Syearr enllia en etealuear,
azl manaf oz mea fitouva.

Syearr vie adeal sos yor.
Syearr vie eodeal sos yor.
Syearr enllia en etealuear,
azl manaf oz mea fitouva.
I pray for you even today
I'll pray for you even tomorrow
I'll endlessly pray for you
For as long as my life continues

History Told in This Song

How many times has the girl called Rhaplanca been born into this world?

Rhaplanca always appeared when the city had turned into ruins.

And then, she always had to decide between protecting or not protecting this world, which was abandoned by the Gods. Thus, when the time came for her final story to be chronicled, she couldn't avoid despairing.

That city was absolutely devastated.
This was the great metropolis of Elm, which had the great tree of Implanta at its heart.
The great tree that symbolized this city had been withering away since a long time ago, and now its gray bark showed this.
Under these circumstances, Rhaplanca was born as the last of the legitimate members in a priestess lineage of the city. She lived inside the temple, away from this earthly life, and was deeply instructed on the precepts of benevolence.
Thus, she was very worried about the ruined city of Elm. She didn't care about social status or money, she just helped the troubled people every day, and just continued with her voluntary service.

While she was revered by some of the people as a saint, most of the populace just looked at her with cold eyes.

She was still doing her voluntary service diligently, when a turning point came to her life.
Maoh, the only son of the city's lord had fallen in love at first sight with Rhaplanca when she was doing her voluntary service, and he persuaded his father into allowing him to marry her.
Thus, when Rhaplanca turned 16 years old, her life and Maoh's crossed paths.

Maoh, as it would be typical of an only child born to the lord of a city that was falling into decay, was an extremely arrogant person.
And because of his love for her, Maoh's father forced her to marry him.

Despite this, Maoh did his best to make Rhaplanca happy. He gave her many jewels, gold and rare fruits from other countries, regardless of whether they were bought by his father or whether he took them from the townspeople.
He also forced music troupes to play for them.
However, Rhaplanca never returned even a single smile to Maoh. To Maoh, this was completely incomprehensible, because Rhaplanca never smiled at him.
Yet when she smiled, it wasn't for him but for the poor and the humble. She always went out to the city, and like the time when Maoh first fell in love with her, she still continued performing charity by healing the sick and comforting the poor.

There it was that he noticed that her most beautiful smile was reserved for these people.

One day, Maoh unexpectedly decided to accompany Rhaplanca as she performed her voluntary service.
While at the beginning he only watched her from behind, after watching Rhaplanca work so hard, he suddenly decided to try doing it as well.
That time, Rhaplanca smiled at him for the first time.
Maoh was surprised, but that happiness allowed him to work his hardest. If he could have what he desired the most, he would work the hardest he could to help Rhaplanca. However, even that was just temporary.

And this was because he noticed that the smile that Rhaplanca gave him was exactly the same she gave to the poor and humble that overflowed the streets of the city.
Instantly, Maoh's mood worsened and he returned to leaving Rhaplanca alone in her duty. After this, he never went to help Rhaplanca even once.

After this, he even went to the extreme of practically confining Rhaplanca, since he couldn't help but hate that Rhaplanca smiled to everyone except him.
Her walks to the city were restricted and Maoh desperately encouraged her to smile at him, which made him feel more invigorated.
However, this only made her much more depressed.
The days continued like this for a while, and one day while she was at the temple, she received a terrible revelation from the God she worshiped: Juklizda.
The revelation was that the land would be completely destroyed right now. And then, the ones selected by Him would be led to the new land of Metel Filios.

God had already chosen these people and ordered them to lead the others.
Rhaplanca cried, and she appealed to Juklizda in an attempt to stop Him from destroying the world. However, Juklizda ignored her pleas.
The humans were failed creations, and thus, with the exception of a few that still had pure souls, all of them would be annihilated.
Yet still, Rhaplanca believed on their potential.
Because of this, she promised to lead them to purity and righteousness, like she did ages ago.
But then, Juklizda spoke:

"If you cannot reform your own husband, what hope do you have of reforming the rest of the people in this world?"

He raised his hands, producing a sound that rang as high as the Heavens.
Then, the knell of this world's destruction resounded. That was the sound that beckoned the end of this world.

The world was already completely covered in rubble and corpses. The skies glowed a bright red, and the rivers boiled. The land was cut open and part of it floated to the skies, while the rest of it fell to the bottom of the abyss.
Rhaplanca despaired. That floating land was the only place where salvation could be found.
A large tree... the great, withered tree of Implanta was adjacent to the floating island, and many people already headed to the tree. She had to save them...!!

Rhaplanca then decided to go outside the temple.
Immediately, Maoh came to her running, trying to catch his breath. He was worried for her and thus came running to the temple as fast as he could. Without saying anything, he immediately took Rhaplanca's arm and began running.
Although Rhaplanca told him she wanted to save everyone, he still continued running while pulling her by the arm.

Maoh was headed to Implanta.

Soon enough, they reached the base of the tree and a bizarre scene unfolded before their eyes.

An immeasurable number of people were clinging to the withered tree of Implanta,
and were climbing higher and higher through it.
It was as if the great tree was unleashing screams of agony, which made this a particularly painful scene to see.
While Rhaplanca was still dazed from this sight, Maoh ran to the tree.

And then, as he climbed through it, he pushed some of the people away, making a way for Rhaplanca. Maoh climbed first the tree and shouted "Hurry!" as he pulled Rhaplanca to get her up. However, Rhaplanca didn't climb.

Instead, she allowed not just one, but a great number of people to climb the tree before her. She believed she had to help the people to escape from death and she separated from the tree and turned away from it. But in that same instant, a great rumble was heard, and as she had thought, the tree began to fall!
Now it had withered so much, Implanta was unable to sustain this amount of people.
If things continued this way, all of the people that climbed into the tree would fall and crash into the ground with it. That was something that couldn't be allowed to happen, no matter what...

Then, Rhaplanca decided to transform herself into a cornerstone.

She prayed to the Gods to allow her to use just a single miracle. And then, the Gods bestowed this to her and she successfully transformed her body into a large rock.

Now that Rhaplanca had become a rock, no matter how much the great tree of Implanta leaned, it wouldn't fall down. Her wishes had reached the Heavens.
However, once Maoh saw this, he screamed in horror and jumped off the tree.
Then he ran to Rhaplanca crying and screaming, while the body of his wife was already mostly transformed into stone!

"Why!? Why have you done this!!? Don't leave me alone!! Please... Even if only you remained alive, that would have been enough to me!! Your smile was what made me the happiest person in the world..."

Then, Rhaplanca spoke to her husband while holding a gentle smile on her face, while he still cried and screamed.

"My beloved husband, please, make sure to live a long life. I made a promise with my God, Juklizda. By using my soul, I shall save everyone.
So please, make sure to lead all the people with you to this tree and save them.
And please, once you reach the new world, make sure to love, give, and thank all the people as your companions,
and make a new country with these same principles. Right now, you are the only one who can do this, my dearest. You helped me only once back then, correct?
Then, please, never forget that smile I gave you when you were working so hard.
That is why I believe in you, that you are the person who can give love more than anyone else.
So please, make true... the final wish of your wife..."

And then, Rhaplanca completely turned into a rock.
Maoh stood in that place for some time, crying in silence, but he wiped off his tears, and with a newfound determination, he ran back into the city.
And he took the injured, the aged and the children, and carried many, many of them to the tree and helped them climb.

Gradually, everything around began burning in an scorching red. From far away, a bright red, burning lava began flowing down to them. The end of this world had finally come.

Until the instant in which the lava reached Implanta, Maoh continued helping the people.

It might have been reckless, but he innocently continued saving them. And once the last person had finally reached the floating island, the lava below began flowing all around. The floating island became an island floating in the lava, with the people squeezing on it, and praying while they endured the incredible heat.

Maoh prayed, too. For the very first time in his life, he prayed not for himself, but for this world and for Rhaplanca. And at this time, since the very first time He appeared, God Juklizda spoke to Maoh's heart.

"You were a person cruel beyond anything this world has known, yet I shall forgive you for these actions and entrust the land that remained, and the people in it to you.

However, you must continue keeping the promise you made to your wife for the rest of your life."

Maoh promised so to Juklizda.
That he would never forget the last words that his beloved wife told him. And that every life that inhabited this world would be sincere for the rest of eternity.
In that instant, the lava cooled down and the land became firm again. Then, it became a vast plateau.
Maoh kept his promise to Rhaplanca and led the people in a way few rulers have done.

And this new land, which was named [Metel Filios] as the Gods had dictated, restarted as a completely new world.

Thus, this was how the land that later on came to be known as [Metafalss] was born.
The rugged plateau that was created by the lava is a symbol of the rage of the Gods and the promise that was made with them.
In that moment, the people cast off their greed and lived loving their companions, and attempting to be able to converse with the Gods within themselves, in the same way that Maoh did on that fateful day.

About the Story

This is the finale of the Rhaplanca Legends and it also is the story of how the world of Metafalss was born.

Because of the high level of acceptance the spiritual ideologies have among the people of Metafalss, this story serves as a great help to understand them. In other words, thanks to this myth, we know that they have a humble heart, carrying thoughts like [we were allowed to live in this world].

And since they were also [descendants of those who survived the end of the world and were forgiven], and believe themselves to be chosen ones, they have to live up to the expectations left by their ancestors, so they strive to live their lives in the most honest manner possible.

This story is essentially made of the relationship between Maoh and Rhaplanca and despite them getting married during the course of it, it has the special feature of not containing any romantic elements.

Since Rhaplanca was completely depicted in the position of a [saint], her love for Maoh was simply [kindness].

On the other hand, the feelings that Maoh had for her were still pretty immature, which ended drawing a picture of a beautiful, yet ugly adult romantic drama.

In comparison to Sol Cluster, that looks at feelings and love with contempt, and to Sol Ciel, that holds feelings and love as supreme, the stories in Metafalss are pretty much unworldly, which have the appeal of putting as much love into them as severe lessons.

Even within the story that is said to be the most inhuman of the [Rhaplanca Legends] series, [Salavec Rhaplanca], it also depicts the relationships between men and women in a terrifyingly pure way.

Thus, the stoicism that makes the people of Metafalss so opposite to love is because the negative feelings that are associated to it (such as jealousy and betrayal) are seen as unthinkable things (they are fundamentally taboos that are taught as things that should never be done under their moral precepts).

This moral mentality has been passed down during many generations without interruption, and although Cloche, who was raised in the deepest parts of the Grand Bell and was educated in all aspects of this can be an extremely fastidious person, even she nods her head in respect when she hears these precepts.

In comparison to the dramatic Sol Ciel and the powerful Sol Cluster, the people of Metafalss are a race of fastidious, yet humble and introvert people.

All of this is rooted in the moral precepts that live in the Rhaplanca Legends.[1]

Trivia

  • The story is actually titled Infelious Rhaplanca: Record of the Eternal Earth and Heavens.
  • The similitude between the melodies of the first part of the song and METHOD_IMPLANTA/. comes from Cloche sympathizing with Rhaplanca's feelings, and creating her version of the song based from that.[2]

References

  1. Singing Hill ~Ar=Ciel Ar=Dor~ - Myth Booklet, page 50
  2. Ar Portal - Ar Ciel Technical Data Compilation Room, Issue #12: About Musical CD Cocona

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