Chapter 110: Duel Trial (part four)

The aftermath of the duel. And we finally find out more about the heroine! Enjoy the chapter!

TL: clover

ED: eristol, xtostos

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And so, the duel trial ended safely with my victory.

I am not physically tired because it only took a few minutes, but my mental fatigue is severe.


Right after the decision, Haearn was devastated and fainted.

Under the direction of the prefect, students went down and carried Haearn up to the infirmary.


A female student was accompanying them on the side as Haearn was carried out.

It was Haearn’s childhood friend, Charlotte.

When her eyes met mine, she turned away with a sorrowful expression.

Since I’ve just overwhelmed her childhood friend in front of her, I guess that’s reasonable, huh.


“Good work.”


Harold who came over to my side called out to me.

In his hands were the gloves and wands that were scattered during the battle.


“Thank you. It was all thanks to you, Harold. I’m always indebted to you.”

“It’s fine, because it will increase the reputation of our wand store.”


Harold smiled and took the empty Castling from me.

Now that I’m empty-handed, I headed out to pick up my luggage.


I received my bag from the prefect who was managing the luggage and returned the runestone in exchange.

I had prepared a change of clothes—a robe—in case of an emergency, but I was lucky enough not to receive any blow, so it ended up being just a needless anxiety.


“Good work. You won, huh~”


When I was packing my change of clothes into my bag and was about to return to the dorm, I was called out to from behind.

When I turned around, there was Auguste waving at me at the entrance.


“Auguste-sama, were you watching?”

“Aa, not only me, but many people from the South Dorm came to take a look. It seems that it was quite popular.”


I didn’t notice that at all.

It seems that I was too nervous to pay any attention to the audience.


“It is embarrassing that I got into a duel so quickly after my admission into the academy.”

“Well, I thought that was very beautiful though.”

“Speaking of which, because of the ice and crystal spells, it must have been very sparkling, huh.”

“No, that’s not what I meant—”


While Auguste was about to say something, I turned my eyes to the entrance.

There was Klaus who had a mysterious expression on his face.

Maybe he was a little bit worried about me.

Klaus came in front of me and bowed deeply.



“Erica, thank you for not taking that life.”


What is he saying……does this person think of me as a beast or something?

I can feel my cheeks twitching.


“Um, that……what do you mean?”

“I’m grateful that you used an elaborate technique to seal his movement so that you wouldn’t kill him by chance.”

“Klaus-sama, just what exactly do you take me for?”

“I was deeply impressed with the kindness and compassion you showed for your opponent even when he was striking back at you, but was that not it?”


This is bad. I was fundamentally misunderstood.

From outsiders’ perspective, it might look like I was being merciful, but it was actually a strategy that only considered how to hit an effective blow.

Of course just because I wasn’t being merciful, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t even a bit of compassion.


“Thanks to you, this would be a good experience for him. If he grows from this defeat, he would become an excellent magic knight.”


When I was confused about how to solve the misunderstanding, the topic switched to the future prospects of Haearn.

Speaking of which, Klaus was also humbled after being completely defeated by Eduard-oniisama.

I guess he considers Haearn to be in the same situation as he was.


“Oops, looks like there’s another visitor for you, Erica. Klaus, we’ll get in the way if we stay here.”


Auguste put his hand on Klaus’ shoulder and winked at me.

He noticed the visitor before anyone else because of his telepathic ability, huh.


As Klaus and Auguste left, two girls appeared in exchange.

Beatrice and Chloe.

Beatrice ran up to me with flushed cheeks.


“Ah, um, how can I thank you, Erica-sama……?”

“It’s fine, Glaw-san.”

“Thank you so much for believing in me.”


Beatrice bowed her head timidly.

I feel uncomfortable, because rather than believing in her, I did a background check and stalked her.

At any rate, it was good to be able to secure her innocence.


When I raised my face, my eyes met Chloe’s.

Speaking of which, this would be my first time speaking with her.


“Thank you, Erica-san. For helping Beatrice……and also for that time.”


Chloe, who walked slowly, said with a soft smile.

Huh, ‘that time’?

What does she mean by ‘that time’?

I have been avoiding having contact with Chloe as much as possible, so there shouldn’t be such a situation.


“You’re the blue-hooded alchemist from that time, right?”


Having said that, Chloe tapped the sword she was wearing on her waist.

It is unusual as normally she doesn’t arm herself with a sword.

No, wait. I have seen this sword pattern design somewhere.

Oh, don’t tell me!


“Are you the black-hooded swordsman from that time……?”


Chloe silently affirmed it.

I was convinced that the swordsman was a boy.

Chloe is also from Lucanrant, so it is safe to say that her swordsmanship is guaranteed.

No way, I did not think that she was strong enough to destroy the golem.


Aah, speaking of which.

I wonder if she was able to recover her diary properly.

That has been on my mind all the time.


“I’ve submitted your lost items to the dorm head of the Central Dorm as a lost and found, but have you received it?”

“Ehh!? Is it perhaps the diary……?”

“T-that’s great, Chloe-chan! You’ve been looking for the diary since the entrance ceremony, right!”


While Chloe had stiffened with a shocked expression after hearing my response, Beatrice inserted a follow-up that I couldn’t let pass unnoticed.

I was wondering why Chloe didn’t appear in Beatrice’s false charge event. I realized the reason now.


(Because I picked up and delivered the diary, Chloe has been searching for it around the city all this time!?)


Because of that, she wasn’t able to attend the important event.

Maybe I’ve done something really bad.

When Chloe finally recovered from her shock, she began to talk while I was paying attention to Beatrice.


“Um, I want to talk with you alone later, is it okay?”

“You can’t talk here?”



If it is a secret story, is it about the contents of that diary?

I wonder if she wrote something that other people can not hear.


“Then, tonight, you can come to my room.”


Chloe quietly nodded to my suggestion.

Chloe is just too much of a mysterious heroine for me to understand.

It might be better to have a heart-to-heart talk with her at this opportunity.


“Thank you very much. Someday I will do my best to help you, Erica-sama!”


Beatrice was bowing several times before leaving.

Chloe only looked back once as she left and stared at me.

I could see that her eyes were swirling with emotions such as confusion and anxiety.


After the two of them left, I could feel something invisible tugging on my sleeve.

Oh, is Tirnanog still here?


“Huh? Tir? You’re not going with Beatrice?”

『……when you have a meeting with that Chloe, I will be there too.』

“That’s fine, but why?”

『I feel uneasy for some reason. Erica, be careful around that person.』


After that, Tirnanog’s presence was gone.

What did he mean by that?

While tilting my head, I packed up my luggage and returned to the dorm.





That night, free time before bedtime.

The sound of knocking was heard in my room in the corner of the West Dorm.


『It seems that woman has come.』

“Yes, you should stay there like usual.”


Tirnanog wore the starsteel armor and sat on the bed disguised as a golem.

Chloe is a girl, so I think it’s safe to invite her to my room, but I wonder if he is concerned as a guardian.


“Welcome. I’ve been waiting.”

“Thank you for having me.”


When the door was opened, Chloe in her uniform with a red leather book was standing there.

Chloe seems somewhat tense.


“You have received your lost items properly, huh.”

“Thank you. I didn’t think that there was someone who picked it up and delivered it……”


Chloe bowed to me while hugging the red leather book in a precious way.

It must be very important to her.


“You’re welcome. Did you receive your student insignia too?

“……yeah, I received it properly.”


Chloe nodded sleepily.

When I looked closely, the insignia was fixed on her chest.


“Say, let’s not talking while standing, please have a seat on the couch.”


When I said that, Chloe went to sit down on the couch.

She looked around the room with a somewhat uncomfortable look.

It seems that she feels kind of embarrassed to talk to me, so I’ll ask about it directly.


“So, what do you want to talk about?”

“……did you read the contents of this book?”


Chloe asked that and stared fixedly at me.

I was reflected in her icy blue eyes whose emotions were hard to read.

From the way she tilted her head, I was reminded of a large dog that appears to be docile.


I heard a rattling noise from the direction of the bed.

Chloe turned her line of sight to Tirnanog in a suspicious manner.


“Aah, I have a small golem.”

“Even though you are still a freshman you can make a golem that looks so complicated. How amazing.”


But why did Tirnanog make a sudden noise like that?

I wonder what happened.

Well, I will ask him about it later.


“Back to the topic, I’ve seen the memo that was put between the pages and the inside cover of the book.”

“Only those two?”

“Yes, the letters written on the ex libris and the table of contents written on the memo. I haven’t read the text at all.”

“That’s it, huh. I see, that’s good……”


Hearing my answer, Chloe murmured in a tone of voice as if she was truly relieved from the bottom of her heart.

The usual emotions finally appeared in her previously unreadable eyes.

Is the content that sensitive?


“This is……the book that was left by my older brother.”

“It seems like he loves mysterious stories.”


Everyone from Chloe’s clan are supposed to have died in the massacre that happened seven years ago.

If so, that diary must be a keepsake of her older brother.

That being the case, no wonder she was frantically looking for that diary.


“Yeah, maybe.”


“Various things happened in the past, and I, I don’t remember much about my older brother.”


Having said that, Chloe had a vulnerable smile on her face.

Even in the original game, her memories were vague due to the aforementioned incident.

The real Chloe also has a memory loss.


“After losing my memory, I found this among the luggage my brother was using during his time at the academy.”


While she was saying so, Chloe brushed the cover of the book.


“I should have followed after you at that time, huh.”

“No, it’s fine. I went into hiding immediately because there was trouble.”


Chloe smiled somewhat apologetically.

Even now, I can’t see her as the swordsman who attacks in such a daring and resolute way.


“Well then, I’ll return now. Thank you, Erica-san.”


Chloe stood up while saying thank you.


Suddenly, I remembered the hidden letters on that memo.

Should I tell her?

There is a possibility that she already knows, but I would like to inform her if she doesn’t know about it.


I’m worried about Chloe’s circumstances, but initially I thought that I wouldn’t intervene.

I thought that it would be a courtesy to the original heroine to protect myself against any possible dangers.

Even though I thought so, my thoughts changed when I saw her.

If it’s about family rather than romantic relationship, maybe I can do something to help.


“By the way, it looks like there’s hidden characters on that memo, do you already know about it, Chloe-san?”


Chloe, who was about to leave, turned around.

Her eyes widened and she looked surprised.

It seems like she doesn’t know about it.



“There’s a bit of a trick……do you want to confirm the character here?”

“Can you do that right away?”

“Yes, I would like you to lend me the memo inside the book.”


Chloe sat on the couch once again and pulled out the piece of paper from the book.

I picked up a chunk of star crystal and a jar of star crystal powder that I had placed on the writing desk.


“The light disappeared when this memo happened to touch the star crystal.”


First of all, I showed the reaction of the memo with the star crystal once again.

The light disappeared from the small star crystal that was previously shining gently.


“Certainly, the star crystal should be glowing in response to the magical power. The fact that the light disappears means……”

“There is a possibility that ink containing snowsilver ore or something like that was used. I thought that maybe some letters were hidden.”


I applied a puff to the star crystal powder and smeared them on the memo.

Then I covered the lamp placed on the table top to make the letters visible.

Chloe looked into the words 「Wait inside the morgue of the headless prince」 that appeared.


“Morgue of the……headless prince.”

“It’s a very scary location name, huh.”


Chloe didn’t answer.

Because of the darkness, I can’t read what she is thinking from her expression.

For a while, Chloe looked at the letters as if time had stopped moving.

This time I feel uneasy about her silence, so I opened my mouth.


“If it bothers you, do you want me to find out about this morgue of the headless prince?”

“Absolutely not.”


It was an immediate answer.

Even though I thought that I could help her with my limited ability, I guess that was too excessive, huh.


“Ah, I have nothing against you in particular, Erica-san……sorry about that.”


“It’s not a very good place……no, I think it’s a very dangerous place, so you shouldn’t go there. Erica-san, you are a good person and I don’t want you to die.”


I have a bad feeling.

The morgue of the headless prince. Perhaps this is the keyword of the fourth scenario onward that I don’t know anything about.

And, this is a serious matter related to human lives.

If there is a possibility that phantom beasts are involved, I would also like to investigate about it secretly.


“Then I’ll take care so as to not get involved. But if there is another opportunity, let’s talk again, Chloe-san.”


Chloe gave a relieved sigh as I backed down lightly.

I quickly brushed away the star crystal powder and put it back in the small jar.


“You should take this star crystal powder. If there is the same mechanism inside the red leather book, try using it.”

“Is that okay?”

“Yes, I’m not going to pry into your situation, but I want to help you even just a little bit.”


Suddenly, I became concerned about Chloe’s older brother.

The family of Chloe whose name was impossible to find ever since that incident.

Who is the main character’s brother who left this diary?

Since I want to investigate, I will pursue this trace.


“Ah, but I would like to ask you a little bit. What is your brother’s name?”



It is a deceased person with the same name as the seventh capture target.

Chloe’s older brother.

In other words, the son of the Lucanrant Ducal House.

If Claude who was the capture target points to Chloe’s older brother, it means that he is alive.


No, that is not yet clear.

It would be better not to say anything that would raise her hope, until I know about it clearly.

I replied as curtly as possible so as not to express my excitement and confusion.


“He had a Southern name, huh. It is the same as you.”

“Yeah, because both my mother and my older brother’s mother have Southern blood.”


Chloe who answered it smiled softly.

This is also my first time hearing that they have different mothers and that they have Ignitia’s blood.

Is Claude an adopted son or is he an illegitimate son, and is he the son of a late wife or the second wife?

I also want to know why their hair and eyes are of different colors, and about the eyepatch.

However, if I suddenly ask that kind of thing, she will surely get suspicious.


“Yeah……well then, thank you for today.”

“Yes, good night.”


Then Chloe left my room.

I want to address something about the duel. It seems that some of you might have a misconception about ‘wand alteration’. Wand alteration itself is not something that is unique to Erica. As you might remember, there are two kinds of wand alteration: altering the structures of the wand itself and altering the spell within the wand. There are famous examples of people other than Erica who use wand alteration, Ernst Aurelia and Bort of the Evil Eye. Or even the recent example, in ch 101 Eduard was shown using Wand of Mage Finger that was multiplexed and had its range extended. That was also the example of wand alteration. So, that’s why Haearn or the other spectators were not surprised by Erica’s spell bombardment.

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46 thoughts on “Chapter 110: Duel Trial (part four)

  1. I like the tension conveyed in this chapter. Very intriguing. I wonder what Chloe is hiding. Looking forward to seeing Erica and her secret investigations.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    “(Because I picked up and delivered the diary, Chloe has been searching for it around the city all this time!?)

    Because of that, she wasn’t able to attend the important event.

    Maybe I’ve done something really bad.”

    No Erica, that’s perfectly normal thing to do with lost item, and even if you left it alone in that place someone would pick it up as evidence for that golem incident.

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  3. Wand alteration is not special but “Super Charge” & be able to use it is special, right?
    Plus all the training with Klauss & preparation for all kind of situations are the reason Erica is so OP, right?
    Thank for the chapu

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    1. Yeah super charging and being able to use that without suffering backlash is indeed special but unfortunately nobody would notice that because-

      1. These are only students and not many have in depth knowledge about how wands work, even more so since nost of the people present are not from Aurelia.
      2. Even if they have some knowledge they don’t know exactly how many charges are there in the wand and since erica was using multiple at the same time, most people are likely to think it’s the wands that are special, like the ones her brother and father uses.

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      1. Yup. Nobody would noticed unless she used alterations on a lot of offensive high fire power wand that would normally make them suffer serious backlash.

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        1. If the wand is altered at the time of creation the user doesn’t suffer as much recoil while using it. This method is used by most people since not many have erica’s inhibitory constitution to be able to alter the spells freely while using it. So people may have thought she is using the default wand alteration which was altered during creation. And if she has high quality gloves, well you get the point.

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          1. Yea. Btw I think she doesn’t really need the gloves. I guess she could just use the wand barehandedly.

            and I think she doesn’t necessarily need to hide her ability though, since she practically show her full potential on entrance ceremony.

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          2. She doesn’t use those gloves anymore though? She now uses gloves for storing which serve as her wand holder, basically she is using them barehanded. As for hiding, yeah she doesn’t need to but doesn’t want to stand out, you don’t know who might be watching.

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          3. Yea, but the point is that the spectators didn’t knew that. They just knew that she wore some gloves and that’s all that matters.
            Well yeah, I know that she doesn’t want to stand out, but she did stood out though.
            but I agree that she needs to hide her trump card.

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    2. Recall what we learned of the war during arc 3: many regular soldiers used mass-produced regular wands (made by Turm and Harold’s family) and it was nothing unusual for them to use a hundred or so charges at once. Many of those soldiers did suffer recoil injuries from that use, but it was during war so arguably the strain on them was much greater all around.
      To sum it up, using many charges at once is actually a well-known and common usage of wands and the side-effects can be minimised with proper equipment (such as alchemist gloves).

      Erica’s special characteristic is beyond the scale of this fight. Her resistance migth be 7, but there are many people with resistance 6&5, which could surely use wands in the same extend as she had shown here.

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  4. Klaus ….such a jerk xD you lost some affection points there ,you know? xD

    We didn’t expect Chloe was the swordsman then 😮 I thought it was a capture target,but its like she were taking the place of his brother as capture target,that is definitely alive xD i wanna know what Tir noticed,but a lot of doubts were cleared in this chapter,in special why Chloe wasn’t there when Beatrice needed her .Erica’s fault hahahaha xD

    Thank you for the chapter 😀

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  5. Klaus just lowered his standing in my book. Seriously, he’s known Erica for how long? What’s this out of nowhere acting like she’s a blood hungry person. Thanks for not taking his life.. really, and in public too. As if that’s going to help Erica’s reputation…. Well, anyway. Hope Erica can get on friendly terms with Chloe, she needs a good girlfriend. Thanks for the chapter!

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  6. A hidden room that is so dangerous you can actually die when you enter it? OF COURSE erica has to go There! Silly Chloe..(sarcasm)
    But seriously, the name of that room gives me the chills…

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  7. Wait, wasn’t Chloe supposed to be just a healer? With such high combat power, except for Harold’s route, all routes wouldn’t need the capture targets!!……… unless she is also a reincarnator who is more worried at not meeting a bad end?………………………….. though it’s strange that Tir feels something wrong about her + the fact that she was the only survivor but had her memories messed up by someone…. maybe she carries a trap on her body……. or maybe werewolf’s blood? Or from some other phantom beast?…. if it was a werewolf who killed her family… isn’t…?

    And for Claude to be her brother and capture target, shouldn’t he be on school? Or at least around? But if they are really the same person, doesn’t that mean that he is parading on the face of many who already knew him…. but why can’t anyone recognize him? An eye patch is definitely not enough to hide one’s identity nor another name…. could he have changed his face? Or maybe people’s memory of his face…?…. or his eye patch is a magic item that can conceal his face or make people not pay attention to his face or forget about him?……. and why/how would he become the son of a ducal house and how did people show him up to society without being suspicious?……………….
    Thanks for your hard work!

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    1. Chloe *entered* the academy with the scholarship because of her high healing ability, but that doesn’t she is not practicing swordsmanship, especially since she came from Lucanrant. Read back to ch 53, it was mentioned that something happenened between Claude, Eduart, and Elric (and probably Brad). Plus, Eduart suspected that Claude was the one who did the massacre. There’s no way he would be in the academy when he was basically a fugitive. Though that was an interesting point that you had brought up about the eyepatch thing. I never thought about that!

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    2. I think Tir sensed some form of killing intent from her as she IS protective of the secrets of that diary. Aside from her being a swordsman.. A magician/alchemist in close quarters with a swordsman is dangerous for the former

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  8. I find the source otome game’s structure for the ages of its love interests interesting.

    The implication is that Chloe would’ve had 2 similar-aged love interests (Klaus, Auguste), a same-aged love interest (Harold), 3 older love interests (Eduart, Brad, Elric), and an older (incest) love interest (Claude). It does play in with the setup of some Japanese otome games that capitalize on dark-ish, “taboo love” themes to appeal to a female otaku subset.

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    1. There’s discrepancy with the game, though, as Eduart is years older in this world than he was in the game’s setting, so not everything is a perfect match up.


  9. Am I the only one who loved how Klaus thanked her for not taking the guy’s life? I laughed for a good while at that.

    We all know how Klaus is just weird with words, so it could sound like he thought she was bloodthirsty and would take a life. Of course not – he knows better for sure. I’m sure he’s in a way just impressed with her thoughtfulness because he noticed her consideration when going against a weaker opponent (or so he thinks). I mean, he knows her ability and offensive power to a good extent considering they practice together, and look at the kind of attacks she’s using… “Four shots of Crystal Cluster with the power of slaughtering a kraken in a single shot were generated at the same time near Haearn.”, plus her final move destroyed all the barriers and the stadium stone floor… truly if he moved and messed up a little he could end up dead, pro mage or not. He’s probably just thankful even the something-wrong-with-her-common-sense Erica managed to tailor her offensive moves so perfectly despite only having extreme combat experience with prodigies like himself, being extra careful and considerate to limit casualties (or so he thinks, lol)

    I don’t think she’s bad but Chloe is definitely suspicious and is hiding things. I trust Tir and that means my distrust for her is greatly increased by his words.

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    1. I’m totally with you then.
      Actually Erica intended to appear as flashy and dangerous (cool xD) as ever in the match, so as to suppress the culprit and any possible ill-will towards her or Beatrice after that. It was stated quite clearly in the previous chapter where she consulted preparation with Harold though. And that Klaus thanking her in front of people, making her seem like more merciful instead got her confused lol. To me he was really concerned and caring for both sides, which is so adorable. Just that his wordings are always beyond his common sense lmao that’s also a cute side of him but, ooh poor child xD xD.

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    1. Yeah even we would like to release faster to catch up buuuut our chief editor is busy and this arc has very complicated just fishing out 1 chapter per week is pretty hard as it is. Not to mention, the next arc has not finished yet so if we caught up too fast we would get stuck in a cliff, at least it’s better to wait a week for a chapter rather than 4 months for none.

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  10. Man, I should have spaced this out more, I managed to read all of the chapters in a couple of days. Oof q-q
    But really, this novel is amazing, I honestly really do love it and I’m glad that so much effort and time is being put into its translation, and for that, I’m immensely grateful.

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  11. I know its late but Called it XD Also have an unfortunate suspicion that Chloe’s brother’s abnormal behavior and disappearance along with the diary may have to do with Kain snaring him perhaps as he tried to eliminate Kain given he seemed familiar with the story. He certainly seems like the kind of person who given the game knowledge would try and eliminate the antagonistic mastermind.

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  12. Here is something I have been considering ever since the nature of vampires we’re explained. Have any of you noticed that it is extremely similar to reincarnation? Remembering some of your memories from a previous life seems to not be weird in the world Erica was reborn into… But Erica actually seems to remember almost her entire previous life. Doesn’t that sound more like how the vampires we’re described? Which makes you wonder, maybe Erica is actually a vampire? Or rather she is the same thing that people in her new reality would call a vampire. It actually fits and it would explain why Cain was trying to get rid of her. If he being the strongest vampire can recognize others of his kind and noted that he could not control her, he might want to get rid of her.

    Same with Claude and Chloe. Claude’s diary sounds more like an instruction manual, or a book of notes that somebody that had played the game would have written down when they were younger so that they wouldn’t forget their previous life memories.

    So Chloe and Claude might be vampires of a degree, where Chloe suffering from amnesia has forgotten everything.


    1. I don’t know where you got that idea from, every vampire has different characteristics so no. If you’re talking about Louis, his case is still a mystery so we don’t know yet.


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