Side Story 1: Recollection of Eduard Aurelia

While in the novelupdates and in the archive this chapter is posted after the second arc finished, I will link this chapter between c18 and c19, since this is the extra story of volume 1. Enjoy!

TL: clover

ED: clover, eristol


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Aurelia Ducal Family spent summer and winter in Lake Castle.

Eduard, who came back from Lindis on a winter vacation, stayed in his study as usual.

He sat back and flipped through the pages in a single-seat chair in front of the fireplace.

What he was investigating was the story about the Visitor’s Clan.

 

After finishing reading the second book, just as he lifted his face, the sound of knocking echoed suddenly.

When the door opened, there was Erica, Eduard’s sister who was 12 years younger than him.

 

“Oya, have you come over to play, Erica?”

“Onii-sama, may I borrow your book?”

“Ah, you can read whatever you want at any time.”

 

Erica, who was still a five years old, had recently been coming to play in Eduard’s study.

There were many expensive rare books in the study, but he never needed to worry about Erica because she was a child who never folded books or treated them roughly.

 

“Then, is it okay to borrow this book?”

“Yes, it’s fine.”

 

What Erica took out was an illustrated reference book about magical beasts.

She picked up the heavy book with considerable thickness and brought it to the two-seat chair in front of the fireplace.

Erica always opened difficult books and looked at them intently.

It was fine if she wanted to ask something, but perhaps she thought that it was a bad timing, so she looked at them all by herself.

 

Then, after a little while, she fell asleep before he knew it.

About an hour after Erica’s visit, the sound of the firewood burning in the fireplace started dying.

Today she leaned against the backrest of her chair and started to sleep.

 

Soft cheeks. Thick golden eyelashes. Half-opened mouth.

Watching such a situation of his younger sister, Eduard’s cheeks loosened up at her adorableness.

—However, while he thought that Erica resembled their mother, she took after their father although it was not very obvious.

 

Erica’s face looked much like their mother’s, but her discreet character seemed to be similar to their father’s. Erica seemed to think of herself as a willful person, but from Eduard’s point of view, it was the opposite.

His quiet sister who liked to be lost in her own thoughts and preferred gentle stories, was similar to their careful and quiet father, Ernst.

If so, that was better.

Because, their selfish mother who was lively and unrestrained, and above all else, reckless, got caught by her past obligations and died.

 

Eduard’s face looked exactly like their father’s in his early years, but his disposition took after their mother’s.

Their mother who passed away two years ago was a very free and unrestrained person.

Eduard thought that perhaps he also drew her blood deeply. Recently it had become possible to hide his nature with a smile, but his intense temper, which was far from calm, his strength and his curiosity strongly resembled that of their mother.

 

If this went on, perhaps he might also be lured to death like their mother.

Although he was forbidden by his father to investigate the cause of his mother’s death, this desire surely wouldn’t go away from the depths of his heart.

Their uncle’s phantom death, hidden by their father which he secretly investigated, their mother’s best friend’s death or missing incident and their mother’s death. He managed to obtain several clues, but even those were doubtful and he didn’t know which one to believe.

 

“Onii-sama……?”

 

At the voice of a little girl, Eduard, who had been absorbed in his dark thoughts, returned to his senses.

Erica who had woken up unnoticed was looking at him worriedly.

As Eduard blinked, his face turned back to his gentle look like usual.

Right, he had to laugh in a carefree way.

 

“Ah, Erica. Did you wake up?”

“Yes……I’m sorry as always.”

“No, you can read as much as you like, and you can sleep anytime.”

“I’m sorry, Onii-sama. I didn’t expect to fall asleep after borrowing your precious book.”

“Since you have been reading a difficult book all the time, it was unavoidable for you to become sleepy.”

 

When you are with me, my heart becomes lighter, Eduard added only in his mind and smiled.

If I can, I’d like to lighten your heart too.

 

Erica came to have a nightmare often since two years ago, that was, since their mother died.

Occasionally when she was daydreaming, she often murmured mysterious words.

Normally, it would never show on the outside, but these days……

As expected she was still unstable.

 

It seemed that she had been like that since she started liking difficult books.

Father said that even if she was reincarnated, the memories of the past might have been left intact without being washed away in the river of oblivion.

There were reincarnation theories in the view of life and death of the Visitor’s Clan, and memories of previous life were treated as luxuries.

 

This condition of Erica was something to be celebrated, not an abomination.

 

But for whatever reason, Eduard thought that his sister was heavily burdened. Things like past life memories would not bring about too many good memories.

First of all, he would talk about what she was interested in and help her distract herself.

With such thoughts, Eduard looked into the page of Erica’s open book.

 

“Today you’re reading an illustrated book about magical beast. It’s a difficult book, do you understand it……?”

“Yes, it’s very interesting.”

 

Eduard smiled at Erica’s sparkling eyes which were full of curiosity as she answered him. By the way, he also remembered that when he was a child, he had no such eyes about magical beasts.

 

“That’s good. I also really like this book! What kind of magical beast do you like, Erica? After all, is it the cool unicorn? Or is it a dragon?”

 

It seemed that girls prefer that horse-like phantom beast, but in this continent dragons’ popularity were also high due to Ignitia.

Erica replied after pondering on Eduard’s question for a while.

 

“Well. Unicorns are also nice, but I think I like dragons better.”

“As expected, they are rather cool. Then, shall I lend you the complete material about dragons when you come back next time?”

“Thank you very much, Onii-sama!”

 

Eduard recalled his friend who was familiar with the dragons. Surely he would be willing to lend him the materials.

Eventually, Eduard and Erica ceased reading books and ended up having a fun conversation about phantom beasts.

 

 

The next day, Erica was visiting the study of Eduard again.

Erica was holding a thick book on her usual chaise lounge today.

Eduard looked into it.

 

“Today is a book about alchemy, are you interested in wands?”

“Yes, Onii-sama.”

“They use pretty stones after all, I guess you find it interesting.”

“Well. I am more interested in the shaft and core materials.”

 

A page on which various examples of wands were described was opened.

He admired that she understood such difficult things well.

Eduard carefully took out the wands that he could finally make and showed them to Erica.

 

“When I was a child, I wanted cool things like this wand.”

“Ah! Onii-sama, is that the Wand of Urd Sight?”

“Oya, you can recognize it just by looking at it?”

 

Eduard widened his eyes.

It was a distinctive wand with an elaborate design, but it was not usually distinguishable to a normal 5-years-old child.

 

In addition to being an extremely expensive and rare wand, it was not really well-known.

It was different from common wands like the Wand of Glam Sight.

He was surprised by his younger sister who easily recognized such a wand.

 

“Yes. It is a wand that cannot be made by an alchemist alone, you will need a mage to make the core material.”

“Yeah, that’s correct. Have you perhaps memorized all the contents of this book?”

“No. Only the parts that I was taught.”

“Heeh, I see.”

“Besides, I only know the wands that are still commonly used.”

“Well then, what about this one?”

“Ah, I do know that one.”

 

As he asked, Erica would list the type and composition of the wands easily.

Eduard looked at his younger sister speechlessly. It was hard to memorize the composition of over 30 kinds of wands at her age. He wondered if their father was also an excellent and enthusiastic tutor.

At this time, while Eduard had a slightly doubtful feeling, he didn’t dwell on it too much and moved on.

 

 

It was a bright day once again.

On that day too, Erica was visiting Eduard’s study.

 

“Oya, today is a book about golems. Do you find this field interesting too?”

“Onii-sama, I want to learn how to make a golem!”

“You want to make a golem?”

 

Eduard was surprised at the unusual and aggressive demand of his normally quiet sister.

It was not something cool like a wand, instead a plain golem. Although it was a useful tool for alchemists, it was unusual for young girls to have an interest in golems.

 

“Because it looks like a doll and it’s cute……is it no good, Onii-sama?”

“No, it’s fine. Do you know the language for golems?”

“……Y-yes!”

 

The golem description writing system that currently exists was based on a set of 72 characters.

There were seven systems in its 72 characters, each with seven grammars. In other words, there were forty-nine different description method. It had been subdivided according to its application, such as obfuscated from highly readable grammar suitable for industrial golems and those for beginners.

Therefore, if there was a set of 72 characters, almost any golem could be described.

 

“First of all, I want to know how much Erica understands, so why don’t you try to describe the process for walking as a test?”

 

The process for walking was for beginners and could be described in about five lines.

Erica began writing letters in a notebook that Eduard had opened for her.

She continued writing from the first page to the second page.

Erica wrote the letters longer than Eduard had expected.

 

“Erica, have you finished writing?”

“Yes, Onii-sama! Is this fine?”

“This is……”

 

Written in the notebook was the description for walking process using seven grammars in each five systems from the existing seven systems.

In other words, Erica described the walking process in 35 ways.

It was impossible for most children.

 

“I’m sorry, I don’t know which one is the correct answer.”

“Everything is correct. She wrote 35 ways of the walking process……”

“Onii-sama?”

“N-no, no, I was only slightly surprised……my Erica is amazing.”

“I was taught a lot in my childhood, although I don’t remember well about that time.”

 

Erica said such a thing while smiling as if she remembered something amusing.

At this point Eduard finally noticed. Their father wouldn’t be able to make such thorough education for his daughter. Then, who taught her this? There was only one person other than himself.

Their deceased mother, who was reputed as a strange person, had secretly given special education to his gifted younger sister. Perhaps she taught the then one-year-old Erica spoken language and the 72 golem characters at the same time. The same was true for the composition of wands. Perhaps she read books in this study only to reconfirm her knowledge that she had already memorized.

 

—No matter what, this was that person’s fault. Even when he looked at it, this was not normal.

 

Eduard couldn’t hide his shock regarding his sister who was receiving a special education which could almost be called an evil restructuring, but he couldn’t be flustered in front of Erica.

Eduard restrained his complex thoughts greatly and smiled softly at her.

 

“Yosh! There are many ways to make it, but for a beginner, let’s start from the easiest one.”

 

Now it was time to make a small golem for Erica as he promised.

Eduard judged that it would be good to check their mother’s works later.

 

They moved to the desk in the study and started working.

Eduard took out a small fragment of pottery from the drawer and showed it to Erica.

 

“I will carve the letters on this pottery with an athame knife. Then, after making the shape you like with clay, we will open two holes on it. After that, we will embed the fragment in one of the holes……”

 

Erica worked exactly as Eduard suggested.

She used an athame knife made of silver and deftly carved.

Meanwhile, while Eduard picked out a boxed clay which could be used for making golem from his handbag and prepared it on the desk, Erica finished carving the letters accurately.

 

“Yeah, it feels fine like this.”

“Yes. That’s how we make a person’s shape.”

“Yes, that’s right.”

 

Erica carefully shaped a simple golem.

She opened one small hole in its chest and one small hole in its belly, as Eduard taught her.

When the golem about the size of the palm was completed, finally the fragments of pottery were embedded in the chest part.

 

“Next is the blessing, give it a little magical power.”

“Magic?”

“This is a bit difficult. Then, please look over here?”

 

Eduard blew his breath upon the golem.

The golem moved three steps with stiff movements and stopped immediately.

 

“Oh!”

“Next, light the fire on this little candle and put it in the hole……like that!”

 

Eduard used a lamp to light a small candle and put it in the hole of the golem.

Then, the little golem started walking on the desk with stiff movements.

It was as if it was a living thing, Erica’s eyes glittered.

 

“Amazing! Onii-sama!”

“Golem moves with letters, blessings, and heat. This is the basic, there are various applications, of course.”

 

The golem arrived at the edge of the desk as it was and fell down.

The golem which was made of soft clay became disfigured.

When Erica picked it up in a hurry, the candle inside it had burned out.

 

“Can this child not think on its own?”

“You cannot incorporate that kind of thing. You can only incorporate a statement or a conditional expression into a golem.”

 

As a matter of fact, if we incorporated artificial spirits by Hafan’s technique, it was possible for the golem to imitate thinking.

An artificial spirit was a spirit made by a mage emulating a spirit and enabling artificial thinking and memory, but the manufacture of a golem incorporating such things had been prohibited since hundreds of years ago.

 

“The danger of making a wrong description increases, and if golems could move while thinking on their own, they would rob people of their jobs.”

“Yes, as expected Onii-sama knows everything.”

 

While wrapping the palm-sized broken golem, Erica looked up at Eduard with admiring eyes.

Eduard became a little embarrassed from his sister’s gaze.

 

“No, no, this is normal. Then, will Erica try to do a bit more trial and error?”

“Well, I will try again just a bit longer!”

“Yes, that’s a good idea.”

 

Erica looked motivated, she headed to the desk to make another golem.

Eduard left the boxes of clay so that she could use the rest of the material.

 

It seemed that Erica didn’t immediately start making golem, instead she wrote something like a design with a chalk on a small blackboard. Eduard looked on pleasantly, she seemed to be a serious and cautious sister.

 

“Onii-sama please go over there! It’s still a secret.”

“Eeh~ but I’m lonely. Then, I will be taking a rest in the chair over there, so please tell me when your golem is completed, okay?”

 

Saying so, Eduard waited while laying his body down on the chaise lounge.

 

He didn’t know how much time passed, Eduard had fallen asleep before he realized it.

Oya, what was I doing?

Eduard woke up from his nap after a while and looked around the study.

 

His younger sister who was supposed to be in front of the desk was nowhere in sight.

The two kilograms of clay were all used up.

There were also thirty or more fine china pieces.

Did Erica experiment using all of these?

 

At that time, a heavy sound like something hitting the ground resounded.

When Eduard looked back, he saw a huge shadow outside the window. It was a golem.

A misproduction? No, in order to make it as large as this, it needs to be enlarged purposefully. How did the little Erica make such a thing in such a short time?

 

The large golem was moving around the labyrinth garden in the back.

It seemed that if a clumsy person made it, it would step through the planting that formed the labyrinth, but that large golem was very agile and nimble.

—It was made properly and unusually considered every aspect.

 

While admiring it, Eduard followed that large golem.

On the way, he noticed there were about thirty small golems sitting side by side on the lawn.

 

“These are……”

 

The small golems were similar to the golem that Erica produced for the first time, such as the balance of their limbs.

Apparently, Erica first made small golems and used them to make a large golem. It was really well-thought.

Then, where was the maker?

When Eduard’s line of sight wandered, a voice came up from the top.

 

“Eduard-oniisama~!”

“Erica!”

 

Erica was being held on the right hand of the large golem.

Eduard’s heart was beating fast. Even he thought that it was dangerous.

 

“I really wanted to make a big child, and this thing happened.”

“N-no, it’s amazing. But, why don’t you come down soon?”

“That, um, it seems I made a mistake in judging the condition in the walking process loop.”

“W-wait a second, Erica!”

 

She probably made a common beginner’s mistake. The large golem that couldn’t be controlled continued to walk slowly. It would fall into the lake if it didn’t stop.

Immediately, Eduard opened his leather bag and chose a wand.

—Erica would be in a life-threatening danger if he blew the golem away. Then, how about Castling?

Eduard shook the Wand of Castling after picking up the small golem at his feet.

 

A warm body appeared in his arms.

It seemed that he succeeded in replacing the small golem with Erica.

 

“Onii-sama, what magic did you use? Ah, was it the Wand of Castling?”

“Yeah, that’s right.”

“As expected of Onii-sama.”

 

Eduard smiled.

He hugged his younger sister who innocently threw an admiring gaze at him, while he was thinking that she was the one who was truly amazing. Feeling the warmth of her body, Eduards heart finally regained its calm.

 

“Well, next time you have to manage that child properly, okay?”

“Yes, Onii-sama.”

 

Eduard pulled the Wand of Disintegration from the wand holder around his waist.

The head was a regular dodecahedron magnetite, and the shaft material was the axle of a water wheel used for more than ten years.

What was used as the core material was space-compressed twenty liters of aqua regia. The surface of the wand was inscribed with seventeen ancient characters which were now indecipherable.

 

“Wand of Disintegration? Are you going to destroy that child?”

“It’s fine. Trust me. Did you use the charcoal from the fireplace as the heat source?”

“Yes.”

 

Deep down, Eduard was trembling with fear as he wondered if she also knew about the composition of such a dangerous wand.

 

“Well, will this work?”

 

Focusing his mind, Eduard carefully aimed through the back of the golem and cast the magic.

A black ray that disintegrates everything penetrated only the golem’s abdomen and destroyed the charcoal which was the heat source with minimal damage.

The large golem that had lost its power was quickly deprived of heat by the cold air and stopped immediately.

Eduard pulled out the fragment of pottery from the stopped large golem and handed it to Erica.

 

“Thank you very much, Onii-sama. The Wand of Disintegration, it is very convenient.”

“Yeah. But it’s also a very dangerous wand, so don’t touch it accidentally.”

“Okay, I understand, Onii-sama.”

 

Eduard smiled while hiding his upset. ‘I will tell this matter secretly to father later. Erica’s actions require attention.’

—Apparently, this child might be similar to mother.

Even so, he had to make sure that his precious sister wouldn’t end up like their mother or himself. He would put away her works so that at least she wouldn’t follow their mother’s footsteps.

Then, Eduard decided to conceal the trace of their mother which remained in Lindis Magic Academy.


Now, questions are answered, but more arise. So, we now knew how Erica was able to spout out the composition of each wand and made the golem.

Ah, before you ask, children have great memory capacity. Children’s recall is 50% accurate for events that happened before age 2 (source) and I guess because Erica’s mother probably kept repeating the information about wands and golem’s language, they stuck in her memory longer. But, long-term memory only starts to happen on the age of 3, so those information were probably jumbled. So, when Erica is 5 years old, as Eduart said, she read books to reconfirm her memory and place those jumbled information into long-term memory.

Findings indicate that elementary aged children remember a greater amount of accurate details about events than they had reported at a younger age and that 6–9 year old children tend to have verbally accessible memories from very early childhood. This increased ability for children to remember their early years does not start to fade until children reach double digits. By the age of eleven, children exhibit young adult levels of childhood amnesia.

The new questions and plots: what happened to Erica and Eduart’s mother? What’s with the ‘mysterious deaths’? What are their mother’s ‘past obligations’?


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28 thoughts on “Side Story 1: Recollection of Eduard Aurelia

      1. It could be more complicated than that. Rather than being a thunderbolt revelation, it could be more of a gentle trickle of premonitions and fragmented memories over time. It was stated she was having nightmares around the time she really started being interested in books. So those could be about her murder in her past life.

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        1. It may have been in her subconscious initially and surfaced in her dreams after her mother’s death, and several years of that happening in her sleep fully awoke her memories after a nap at the age of eight.

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  1. Wow… just wow… seriously I love this world and its characters… the depth and color it has just blows my mind… I wonder… did they seal Ericas ability? were they afraid of her capability? just wow… really wow… the possibilities are quite incredible…
    Some questions to ponder…
    1. Ericas Mother… just what was she? by Eduarts reaction, it seemed that Erica warranted a considerable amount of attention, her potential was obviously at a genius level, Reckless and Selfish is his Mothers personality, perhaps she dabbled in dangerous or forbidden alchemy, creating a fear in him that Erica has inherited her ability and skill. To me it seems that he greatly feared and resented his Mother, he wants to protect Erica from such influences.
    2. Did the Aurelia’s block Ericas access to magic? was this a knee-jerk reaction to her potential? were they afraid of her ability and talent? would she become her Mother 2.0? so damn interesting!, now we understand her careful descriptions of the wands she used, she is like an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding the materials, its construction and use, I thought what the heck… why is she a Wikipedia on wands at such a young age? I thought perhaps her previous self was responsible for that absorption of knowledge, but it turns out this was instilled in her from a very young age!
    3. How did Ericas Mother die? I wonder if it involved Cain? does this tie in with future events predicted by Louis? When I think of her Mother, and how she taught Erica, what kind of preparation was this intended for? she seemed to be focused on Golems in particular… is there a reason for that? are golems something their Mother was working on secretly? so intriguing!
    4. Reincarnation is a thing there lol, this opens up the possibility of other people like her being in this world. They seemed to accept that Erica might have this condition, isn’t that amazing? I wonder if Erica is aware? Could the reasoning for her early education be because of this? What if her Mother knew she was reincarnated? what if she was aware of several things and tried to prepare Erica for the difficult journey ahead, perhaps she even knew that she would die soon?
    5. If she had been working on Erica in this manner, wouldn’t she have taught Eduart in the same way? and yet he seemed genuinely surprised at her level of knowledge and skill, it made me think she didn’t teach him like Erica… Even though he suspected his Mothers hand in her education, the fact Erica was aware of such knowledge was not attributed to reincarnation and previous life memories, I mean she could’ve just learned it all from that, yet that possibility did not enter his mind at all, rather he immediately thought of their Mother instead.
    6. If Cain is able to see future events or aware of the possibilities, wouldn’t the changes Erica created, disrupt his plans? Ann should be dead yet she isn’t, the events that have progressed have changed, Klaus and Auguste have not followed the original scenario, wouldn’t this trip warning flags to Cain? wouldn’t his focus be on Erica even more than it is already?
    7. Now we know how his siscon tendencies grew so strong lol, but what I want to know is what happened afterwards, when he decided to bring his concerns to his Father, I really want his Fathers Pov, I think so much could be clarified by that, I hope future side stories will bring us this… so pumped to read more!

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    1. It seems likely that Eduart’s scenario is related to how their mother died. I don’t think Eduart hates his mother per say, but that he is resentful that she died and left due to reckless and selfish actions that she didn’t have to take (abandonment issues). Eduart is also worried that he may lose Erica as well just like he lost his mother, so that is why he is hoping Erica doesn’t take after her and won’t put herself into dangerous situations (it isn’t genuine hate, but he is expressing his grief and worry in the form of resenting his mom but he certainly doesn’t truly hate her; at least such a thing wouldn’t happen unless Erica also dies and he blame mom for teaching her so recklessly or something). But Erica with her reincarnated memories certainly is very selfish and reckless as she is trying to resolve all 7 death flags so she can be safe from them in 6 years instead of just not going to the academy at all (cause other people would die in her place if that happened as well as the fact that the seven nobles will all be hurt or damaged in some way if the events aren’t resolved now; Klaus would have lost his sister and Auguste would have lost his ability, an arm, as well as forgetting Palug while being forced to kill her as well as purposefully going into obscurity to make way for his little brother).

      It is also interesting that Erica’s magic may have been purposefully sealed (likely for Erica’s safety instead of fear of Erica) instead of it being a natural condition (she said moving the magic was hard, but that is due to inexperience and it isn’t like it is impossible), which lend credence that she is likely an unparalleled genius on the same level as her ancestor that originally made the Zaratan in the first place (imagine if she was able to make one or more Zaratan from scratch in addition to various other dangerous alchemical creations, and her danger level is further increased by the fact that she is immune to any and all mental interference even if she were at her most emotionally vulnerable), and thus it could be part of the reason Cain is so wary of her and thus arranged things in such a way to have Erica be involved in all 7 events so that way she can die for certain. But I do not think that Cain’s danger sense will be completely set off by Erica resolving two incidents as Cain is likely aware that seeing into the future is uncertain and is prone to change (he can’t possibly know that the source of the change is in fact, Erica), and besides, he is on a tight schedule as all the death flags for Erica in 6 years are related to events that happen in this year in Erica’s life and so may not have the time and knowledge to change the plan especially since he doesn’t know what the variable that made it go wrong (Erica) is.

      But it certainly is the case that Cain’s predictions are no longer reliable (seeing the future almost always tends to be uncertain and imperfect if even a small variable is unaccounted for, and the big variable of Erica remembering her past life in full, with future knowledge of the danger of the death flags to boot, has occurred) due to MC.

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      1. Its unfortunate that the MC didnt play through the entire story, if she did she might know more and be able to find out the mystery of her future death. As it is, Erica was a victim, she no longer held relevance to the advancement of the story at least as far as our MC was aware, but it turns out she did…

        We really need the Fathers pov, we need more hints, things that connect together all the little breadcrumbs that will culminate in 6 years.

        The plot thickens…

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        1. Well even if she had played through the other scenarios, the few details she would get would be unlikely to help (with Zaratan and Palug, she was could not have predicted that from the info she had) and may even mislead her. She does know the important info that there are going to be 7 events that are happening to each of the 7 nobles (Klaus, Auguste, Eduart, etc) that will also involve her in some capacity (meaning she will be in the area for all of them). Thus even if she doesn’t have any additional (scarce) details, she should still be fine with just that knowledge that there are 7 imminent events and they will cause her death in 6 years if she fails (though her trying to interfere will involve danger and failing to resolve it will likely result in her dying early). But she cannot afford to stop now and must resolve them for the sake of her happiness (and others).
          We do not know the exact order of the 7 events (first was Klaus, then Auguste, and it will likely continue when MC and one of the 7 are in the vicinity of one another for another event) but I am willing to bet that Eduart will be the last person (if he knew that she is constantly putting herself into dangerous situations, he would stop her and so he can only go last as he cannot do anything to interfere with the others if they are all resolved with him going last). This is in addition to the fact that the event related to Eduart is the most “intimate” and related to MC as it has already claimed their uncle, mother, and others. Zaratan is certainly related to MC as an Aurelian citizen and descendant, but Eduart’s is one directly related to MC and not passed along hundreds of years.

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  2. So reincarnation is a know phenomenon and Erica’s family considers it a blessing.
    Erica is a genius in the eyes of her brilliant brother.
    Their mother was brilliant and died a mysterious death along with many of her friends.
    I wonder if future stories will focus around their mother’s legacy.

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  3. “If this went on, perhaps he might also be lured into death like their mother.

    Although he was forbidden by his father to explore the cause of his mother’s death, this desire surely wouldn’t go away from the depths of his heart.

    Their uncle’s phantom death, hidden by their father that he secretly investigated, their mother’s best friend’s death or missing incident, and their mother’s death. He managed to obtain several clues, but even those were doubtful and he didn’t know which one to believe.”

    Just wut? Uncle? best friend dead or missing? and his Mothers death? were all 3 involved? does this tie in with Cain? He seemed to imply he knew how his Mother died, that it was due to her being reckless and selfish, or rather the events leading to her Death… hmmm I hope there is a Daddy Pov lol… arrgh sorry for multiple posts if I could edit it would all be in one 😛 TYVM Translator sama! more food for thought and thank you again!

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  4. Does anyone think its weird how different people are there?

    Magic users of Harvan… The Esper like people of Ignitia… the magic, mental resistant psuedo alchemist/scientists like the Aurelias, these differences are at a physiological level… why is that? its like the marvel universe lol, dont they cross breed with each other? why isnt there more merging of traits? shouldnt there be more of a melting pot going on? each group seems so exclusive… the Harvans.. the Ignatians… the Aurelias… of course we are limited to the world according to Erica, but still, you could breed a supersayan with the traits of the people shown in this book, mind you some of their abilities might cancel each other out…

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    1. Chances are, even if someone has bloodlines between two races their abilities will be minimal or even cancel out.
      Aurelia has magic resistance which when too strong it prevents them from using magic like Harvan, Ignitia common telepathy power is weak to the point it can only affect dragons (who are obviously tamed), August, Klaus and Ann are exceptional super powers, Erica’s anti magic is also strong. But they are all pure bloods (or very likely pure bloods) and exceptions among pure bloods.

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      1. I had thought about that, the canceling out part, it would be OP if the child of a Harvan and Aurelia was Powerful in magic while being Magic resistant and immune to mental interference… Like Marvels, Blade the vampire hunter who was part vampire part human, he had all their strengths but none of their weaknesses, a day walker.

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      1. That also explains why eduart is not that surprised when she created her “hybrid” golem. She would have a hard time to explain how she got him if she couldn’t create a golem in the first place

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  5. Didn’t they said that she doesn’t have any talent in Magic? The cause of be death flag is because of her magical talent is lacking and she had a inferiority complex because of it but in this side story it seems like Erica was a genius child with great potential… If i were to guess Eduard and his father sealed her power to protect her or was it something else?
    Anyway thanks for this chapter!

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    1. This will be explained in arc 3. But basically, she couldn’t make wands by herself because something within her blocked her ability to make wand, since that involved confining external magical power. But for something like this, she still can do it

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  6. I think Eduart shouldn’t be stunned by her extensive knowledge about golem when he guessed that she may have her past knowledge (past life).
    Anyway a few flags are raised in this chapter i guess..

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