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This Song is basically a patch Infel created for EXEC_METAFALICA/.[1]. Because EXEC_METAFALICA/. had wave flow and spectrum requirements that were impossible to meet by any Reyvateil without being killed in the process, the researchers developed a theory about using a replacement for these requirements, and eventually this gave birth to Infel Phira.

However, given the first Song that was developed for this purpose, METHOD_TORNEKIA/. didn't meet the power requirements for the creation of the land, Infel later on developed a new Song for this purpose, which ended being METHOD_METAFALICA/.[2]. It basically changes the target for EXEC_METAFALICA/. from the singing Reyvateil to Infel Phira while also opening up the Boundary Gates of the IPDs and activating their E-Spots to make them all act as a single virtual life form, or singer.[3] Given this allows to fill Infel Phira with the feelings of the IPDs and the people of Metafalss, it also turns into a reality the theory that if 1000 or more people sing, it will make possible to create a continent through a song.

The process that involves singing METHOD_METAFALICA/. is as follows:

  1. The Maiden of Mio sings METHOD_METAFALICA/., which changes Infel Phira to Metafalica Mode.
  2. The Boundary Keys in the IPDs Cosmospheres are changed to an open state, activating the E-Spots and allowing the IPDs to share their feelings and consciousness with each other.
  3. All the IPDs and the Maiden of Mio will share the same consciousness for the Song's duration and the power they generate with their singing will combine into one, effectively turning them into a single virtual singer (Chain effect).[4]

However, this Song also has the fatal flaw that if anything like negative feelings or antagonism breaks the synchronization between the singer, the IPDs and the people, the Song will cancel itself out and it will make EXEC_METAFALICA/. execute on its own, effectively rendering itself useless.

Additionally, when sung on its own, METHOD_METAFALICA/. only serves to temporarily open the Boundary Gates of the IPDs to allow them to synchronize with the feelings of the singer. This serves as a sort of double-edged sword because if the IPDs agree with the singer, they will fully cooperate with her; but on the other hand, if they dislike the feelings and will the singer has, their morale will drop and the Song will lose its effect. The latter was what happened to Infel when she sang the combined Metafalica with Nenesha in 3313 AD, and it was what led their attempt to end in failure.[5]

The METHOD_METAFALICA/. singer will invariably be the Maiden of Mio or Infel Phira Queen, as this Song is a Lv. 9 Hymmnos Extract that also requires the Queen Registry that only the Maiden of Mio possesses to be executed.[6]

This Song's Hymn Crystal also has a particularity unique to it: it transforms into a living creature, a Soope as a security measure, and it won't change back to its original form until it has found the two Maidens that ought to sing Metafalica and they both have completed the Infelsphere's trials. Naturally, there were multiple Soopes, all of which were raised by the residents of Kanakana Pier.[7]

During the events of Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Cloche sang this song to demonstrate to the people of Metafalss that she would truly create Metafalica. Once they managed to feel Cloche's feelings and saw how Infel Phira was transformed into Metafalica Mode, they believed in her and began supporting her once again. This Song also contains the second and final part of one of the lines from the Tale of Rhaplanca, which is known as the varda rhaplanca line.

As an additional note, the in-game version of this Song is much shorter than the version found in the Hymmnos Concerts because Akiko Shikata added a prologue to it during the recording, which had the aim of featuring the feelings Cloche had for Croix. It's easy to notice this, as the in-game version starts at the "Secluded in a deep abyss" line.[8]

METHOD_METAFALICA/.
At2-Blue Information
AlbumWaterway ~Mio Ar tonelico II Hymmnos Concert Side Blue
SingerAkiko Shikata
ComposerAkiko Shikata
ArrangerAkiko Shikata
LyricsAkiko Shikata, Tomoko Shinoda & Noriko Mitose
CharacterCloche
Translated Byaquagon


Lyrics

y.y. eh tyuss vl omness,
y.y. eh tyuss vl omness,
Whenever I feel your gentle gaze,

sev x. rre yorr s.l.y. nafan mea/.
sev x. rre yorr s.l.y. nafan mea/.
I end feeling as if I was being forgiven.

y.z.t. za rre vega Efs t.k.d. ag zz t.k.d. tie hartes yor/.
y.z.t. za rre vega Efs t.k.d. ag zz t.k.d. tie hartes yor/.
Even if it's impossible, I wish that this whisper would reach you, my beloved

s.l.y. yor sev x. rre yorr g.v.w. en x.y.n.,
s.l.y. yor sev x. rre yorr g.v.w. en x.y.n.,
Whenever I see you fighting and getting wounded,

ag a.u.k. zess x.y.n. mea/.
ag a.u.k. zess x.y.n. mea/.
I always end feeling that I want to cry

y.z.t. za rre vega merfa l.n.c.a. ag zz l.n.c.a. tie hartes yor/.
y.z.t. za rre vega merfa l.n.c.a. ag zz l.n.c.a. tie hartes yor/.
Even if it's impossible, I wish that this pure wish would connect us, my beloved

wEwYEjEnc yor en mYEtYAyEy hymmnos ut eje/.
wEwYEjEnc yor en mYEtYAyEy hymmnos ut eje/.
When we met, a Song surged through my heart

xE rre govan en wefa sarla fEwErEn du dje/.
xE rre govan en wefa sarla fEwErEn du dje/.
And its excited and warm melody began to flow throughout my body

Ah, wEwYEjLYEnc syalea en zz kvvia/.
Ah, wEwYEjLYEnc syalea en zz kvvia/.
Regardless of what may happen from now on, I'll go on with no regrets

hEkEtEt merfa tie yor en hYAmLYAmr METAFALICA!
hEkEtEt merfa tie yor en hYAmLYAmr METAFALICA!
Holding this instant of happiness in my heart, I'll sing Metafalica!

xA sorr dArsn sarla vl shen/.
xA sorr dArsn sarla vl shen/.
That is the song of the ancient legends

xA sorr aAuk mutrk rhaplanca en Implanta/.
xA sorr aAuk mutrk rhaplanca en Implanta/.
The story of the girl Rhaplanca and the great Divine Tree, Implanta

xU rre vege dgal aUuk zz papana/.
xU rre vege dgal aUuk zz papana/.
In that land where the blessing of rain never fell

xU sorr Asphaela_hiral ag Adoodu_urgn/.
xU sorr Asphaela_hiral ag Adoodu_urgn/.
It was a land that only continued existing as a desert

xU rre qejyu ssvid hiralg ag xevxl/.
xU rre qejyu ssvid hiralg ag xevxl/.
Where the people continued living their days in thirst and despair

幽けき 深淵の底
聴こえ来るは 深き息吹
kasokeki shin'en no soko
kikoe kuru wa fukaki ibuki
Secluded in the abyss,
a deep breath can be heard

来たれや 開かれし刻
全て捨てて この身は謳になる
kitare ya hirakareshi toki
subete sutete kono mi wa uta ni naru
Come, now is the time to be free
Throwing away everything, I will become a Song

謳は胸を溢れて
地に渓に湖に満てる
uta wa mune o afurete
chi ni tani ni mizuumi ni miteru
The Song floods my heart
Filling the land, the valleys, and the lakes

やがて生いし木は深く
土に根ざし大地 抱く
yagate oishi ki wa fukaku
tsuchi ni nezashi daichi idaku
Soon, the lively tree that grows from the depths
Will embrace the land with its roots

hYAmmrA cEzE hymmnos sphaela/.
hYAmmrA cEzE hymmnos sphaela/.
I will sing for your sake, and gladly turn into the Song of the world.

愛しき大地
一歩 靭く 踏みしめ
揺るがずにただ
進む この脚で
itoshiki daichi
ippou tsuyoku fumishime
yurugazu ni tada
susumu kono ashi de
Take a soft step
With this beloved land
I'll just advance
With unwavering steps taken by my feet

踏みしめられた
足跡 繋がり行く
歩みの軌跡
記す ひとつずつ
fumishimerareta
ashiato tsunagari yuku
ayumi no kiseki
shirusu hitotsuzutsu
Connecting
The imprinted footsteps,
I'll write down
Every and each of the roads we traverse

xA rre rhaplanca tAnYAmAnLYE poe ess gkgul doodu/.
xA rre rhaplanca tAnYAmAnLYE poe ess gkgul doodu/.
From the top reaches of this cracked land, Rhaplanca plants the seed

xE rre poe hAwAss ut varda
xE rre poe hAwAss ut varda
Its roots unwaveringly embrace the land

ag wArEl du cia dn ryewa keg/.
ag wArEl du cia dn ryewa keg/.
And its green branches head off to extend into the skies,
Dreaming of becoming the ideal great tree

尊き世界
この腕に抱きしめ
仰ぎし天よ
ひとつ この胸に 誓う
tattoki sekai
kono ude ni dakishime
aogishi sora yo
hitotsu kono mune ni chikau
I will embrace
This precious world in my arms
Looking up to the sky,
I make a pledge in my heart

xA rre rhaplanca wAsLYA jue tie Aarhou_poe ess doodu/.
xA rre rhaplanca wAsLYA jue tie Aarhou_poe ess doodu/.
Rhaplanca sprinkles water over the land where the seed of hope sleeps

xE rre pikca r.w. du qejyu/.
xE rre pikca r.w. du qejyu/.
The warm fruits hanging from its branches quench the thirst of this land's people

xA rre rhaplanca yYAzLYEt za rre varda rYAwLYE du qejyu/.
xA rre rhaplanca yYAzLYEt za rre varda rYAwLYE du qejyu/.
Like they were going to become great trees bearing the lives and hope of the people

この願い
眩き未来 刻まん
想いの奇蹟 遠く
どこまでも 響けや
kono negai
mabayuki mirai kizaman
omoi no kiseki tooku
doko made mo hibike ya
My wishes
Will engrave the dazzling future
Oh, miracle of feelings,
Resound as far as you can!

xA rre mao wYAwLYAjnc Amerfa_rhaplanca/.
xA rre mao wYAwLYAjnc Amerfa_rhaplanca/.
He knew about Rhaplanca's pure wishes

xA rre mao yAzYAt za rre Amerfa_has/.
xA rre mao yAzYAt za rre Amerfa_has/.
Maoh wished:
"Please, may she fulfill these pure wishes"

xA rre mao yAzYAt en yAzYAt za rre arhou rYAlLYAtAy ess qejyu/.
xA rre mao yAzYAt en yAzYAt za rre arhou rYAlLYAtAy ess qejyu/.
And he strongly prayed to resurrect the hope in the people's hearts.

Feelings Contained in This Song

From the faraway, faraway distance, a boy came to this land.
And in this land, the boy met the girl that was struggling so much to cultivate a seed, Rhaplanca.
The boy asked Rhaplanca: "Why do you struggle so much to cultivate that seed?"
Rhaplanca replied to the boy:
"Because if this became a tree that gave fruits, the people of this land
could live in abundance,
If it gave fruits, wouldn't it appease the thirst of the people that live here?"
The boy then began helping Rhaplanca. And he told her that his name was Maoh.

Maoh then said: "We don't have enough water. We should ask the people to
give us just a little of water.
Even if it's just a little, if all the people here gave that little of water,
it would be enough to cultivate the tree."
He decided to ask the people to give them just a little of a water.
But no matter who he asked, they always ended kicking or punching Maoh.
They were people to which even just one droplet of water was extremely valuable,
while Maoh and Rhaplanca weren't anything but futile dream chasers to them.
They told him: "Why we should give the water we need to drink just for something
like a tree that'll never grow around here!?"
"It's because of that tree that you have these foolish hopes. Because of
that, you don't have anything to drink..."
Maoh had his doubts about this occasionally.
However, he still believed on Rhaplanca, and continued giving his water to the tree.

Maoh then asked Rhaplanca about what they should do to get more water.
The world simply wasn't kind enough to give them water.
And to get more water, they tried many things. Such as doing hard works,
or carrying heavy baggage for the people.
And in exchange for these, they gave them a little of water.
The eyes of Maoh, which were so filled with hope at first, slowly began
losing their vigor.
"Did I made a mistake when I took this decision...?"
Still, Maoh was cheered whenever he saw Rhaplanca or her wishes.

During a specially bright day, Rhaplanca, who did not drink anything during
3 days, collapsed.
Maoh held her in his arms, crying.
"I want to walk alongside Rhaplanca, forever.
Even if it's just me, I want to be her friend."
Maoh thought about Rhaplanca, and cried.
"Ah, so our feelings only went so far. It never gave any fruit."
These tears then moistened the sapling, and it got a little more vigorous.

And at that time, someone began giving water to the sapling.
And these were the children to which Maoh had given water in the past.
And from that day on, the children began coming to give water to the tree everyday.
Then, their mothers began coming to give water to the tree. And then, their fathers.
These were the parents for which Rhaplanca and Maoh had carried the baggage
before, and they came to give water to the tree.
And then, unknown people began watering it.
Everyone, even if they only gave water of the size of a teardrop, it was
a great quantity when all of these droplets moistened the sapling.
And the tree was being slowly cultivated.
When it became a great tree, many people began coming to water it.
And when it finally became big enough to reach the skies, it began bearing many great fruits.
The people were overjoyed, and gave their gratitude to Maoh and Rhaplanca.

In that land, the rain did not fall.
It was only a stormy land that continued to exist upon the world.
However, in that land, there was a great tree.
Its fruits quenched the thirst of many people, and filled the land with life as the Tree of Life.
That tree was called "Implanta" by them.
And the feelings of just one girl reached all the people,
and all of the people then slowly began helping them to cultivate that tree, Implanta.
This great Tree of Life lived thanks to the feelings of all the people that lived in this land.
Yes, the feelings of all and each one of the people thinking about each
other were what made their hearts be embraced by hope,
and also were what cultivated this tree until it reached the skies.

References

  1. Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Setting Encyclopedia - History Section, page 94
  2. Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Setting Encyclopedia - World Section, page 105
  3. Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Setting Encyclopedia - History Section, page 94
  4. Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Setting Encyclopedia - History Section, page 94
  5. Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Setting Encyclopedia - History Section, page 94
  6. Ar Portal - Toukousphere Issue #63, Technical Service Center
  7. Ar Portal - Ar Ciel Technical Data Compilation Room Issue #3: A Sudden Increase in Posts!
  8. Ar tonelico Fanbook - The Ar Portal at Your Hands, Even Offline (Ba-dump Tish!) - - Page 184

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