I’m sorry, but I had been late to reach home, because I had been searching for new part-time jobs. I seriously plead people to help me make a living. If not, then I would’ve have to work in part-time jobs more and more and henceforth, I would get less and less time to TL.
You see, I now TL to make a living, although sometimes I do procrastinate, but I’m seriously trying my hard to get rid off that, otherwise I won’t be able to live much. Please again I ask my readers, to help me with my financial conditions. It doesn’t matter if you people donate in sponsored chapter box, I will try my best to get you the chapters!
And sorry, for just a part. The whole chapter will be out by the morning.
Chapter 263 – Living Dead and Fate Ceremony
‘Insufficient number of people’ was the common problem for both Lily and Fiona.
It didn’t mean that they had less people for labour work, rather the life of humans was needed.
One side wanted them for human experiments that would be completed who know when. The other side wanted to keep on giving living sacrifice until the whimsical Evil God or Devil God would give out the divine protection.
Those deeds could be said to be inhuman and fiendish, but it was no doubt that this was the shortest and reliable way to ‘gain new power’.
「For the time being, we can’t work in Spada, right?」
Lily said as such while sitting on a wooden chair, while swinging her child legs that didn’t reach the floor.
Fiona showed agreement while sitting on the bed on which she was indulging in aesthetical plays just before.
Even without saying, these both had already an unspoken rule of not letting Kurono find out their inhumane deeds.
Especially the human experiments of Lily were same as the source of Kurono’s hate for Crusaders, his unpleasant past memories.
Sure enough it wasn’t known if Kurono would show understanding to Lily’s acts that were the same as those white researchers who forced him into a human experiment.
「My Living Dead are——」
Yes, that’s why Lily reached out to her final goal, and called the humans without any ego or memory, whom she could control as she wanted, as『Living Dead』, hence she had already chosen a name that might be misunderstood for『Necromancers』.
The『Necromancer』was a class deemed acceptable by the public, if Kurono also thought it was that class then he wouldn’t find faults in her. Only if he thought that the humans being controlled by Lily were not living human but just corpses.
「——Several tens more needed to testing or else it won’t be helpful. I also have to get『Angel Ring』reformed for my personal use」
「You have shown that ring to Simon-san, right? Is it fine doing that?」
The question was purely due to concern if Kurono heard about it from Simon’s mouth, and it surely wasn’t for being worried about Simon nor was it after considering Simon’s feelings.
Fiona didn’t hate the elf alchemist as much as Liky, but she also didn’t find him likeable. To her, Simon could be said to be just an acquaintance.
Although they were living under the same roof, but there was no necessity to get along with him. Being indifferent to each other was also a way to live a harmonious cohabitation life.
「It’s fine, I have forbidden him to speak, and that boy is also not an idiot」
Although Lily had special feelings for Simon, who seemed to gather Kurono’s attention all the time, but even so she didn’t had a personality so emotional to actually deny Simon’s whole existence.
Even like this, she believed that she was judging Simon’s ability objectively. And the result was, she judged that he had enough intelligent personality to avoid needless troubles.
Probably Simon knew all-to-well about the impending crisis if Lily and Kurono ever broke up.
「Rather than not an idiot, I sure have to recognize that he has great mind. He has already done the analysis on『Angel Ring』」
「It is really a great thing to do the analysis on Republic’s most difficult lump of magic circuit, in less than a week.」
Fiona praised Simon’s achievements, honestly.
At a glance that ring seemed like a simple accessory, but inside it were various sorts of magic to completely dominate a human.
And it wasn’t just formed with one or two magic circles, but upon disassembling it, it would break in countless parts which surely had some sort of magic equation drawing on it. Moreover, the shape of each part and its position in the ring would also have some meaning related to the magic.
「Sure enough he hadn’t elucidated it completely, after all it had some magic equation etched onto it, which aren’t used here」
「Does it mean that decipherable parts have already been sorted out?」
「Yeah, just like that. He even wrote a conjecture of functions for parts undecipherable. *chuckle* He worked way above my expectations」
Apparently Simon was a type of person who would set aside his personal emotion and do his work all-too-seriously.
This work was done by the man who established the legend of getting full scores in enrolment examinations for 3 years straight, an unprecedented record in Royal Sapda Academy. So, it could be said that his work would be perfect.
The main cause was also because the magic knowledge cultivated by Simon was suited more for this sort engineering-work rather than battle-types.
「Thanks to that I learn a lot, for instance, the memories of the wearer are not under deleting system, but rather sealing system」
「I see……so that’s why Kurono-san is still having the memories of that another world called JAPAN, right」
Till now she only had fragmentary memories of Cyprus, but thanks to Simon’s analysis, a lot of its functions and structure formation was revealed, at least to the point where they could conjecture lots of things about the ring.
Even the fact that memories were sealed and not deleted was also discovered.
「Right, thanks to this ring taking on the tiresome and delicate work of sealing, that the current Kurono is present」
「But then, why did they not delete his memories?」
If one wanted to control humans, then their memories were only hindrance and nothing else.
The deletion and sealing of memories were fundamentally different things.
Deletion meant that memories one gone forever gone, however sealing meant that there was chances of it returning.
And, if the memories returned at an unexpected time, they would create hindrance to the experiment, this was something that was proved from Kurono’s escape.
Of course, there was no way the researchers of『The White Sacrament』didn’t thought about this danger.
Lily knew from the fragmented memories that they were a great research institution which captured superior human resources, they were not like research organizations of medium-small scale scattered here in Pandora Continent.
Of course, even without that, anyone could understand that this『Angel Ring』couldn’t be made by any person with ordinary magical energy and technological strength.
「The reason they didn’t got rid of memories was because, they wanted to make a perfect puppet that could work on behalf of humans」
If it was just controlling the body of one person, then there were various magic existing for that like Summon Magic or Necromancy.
However, creating someone who would move like people with full-freedom, wasn’t something easily done.
For that person to do stuff like a normal soldier, like eating, excreting, sleeping, manual labour and fighting, there was a need for a magic caster to beside that person for giving out orders one by one.
Think by themselves, move by themselves, it was possible for those instincts too which could overcome reason, but if they became those below animal grade people, then it would all be for naught.
「For truly create a puppet that could would have its ‘self’, there is a need to seal and process the memories in order, and it would take time. Moreover, there is also a need to reform the personality of that person」
Creating puppets that would do everything based on orders wasn’t something difficult to make, for『The White Sacrament』at least.
There was a need to erase the original memories and personality, and then engrave the new fake personality made by the magic circuit. Like that they would be complete.
It didn’t take enough time if compared to time taken for Kurono to run away, if they were still using that system, then right now the experimental subject number would’ve not only surpassed 100th, but might have even reached 1000th or 10000th.
However, if they were using that mass production system, then it would only create a true puppet, which wouldn’t even twitch its finger unless given a command.
「The experimental subject group『Hundred Numbers』we met on the road were able to have self-conduct much better than compared to their early stages, however comprehensively they would still need a supervisor」
If the experimental subjects were completed in the truest sense, then that leader itself could be changed with a experimental subject.
The reason the researcher Cyprus was there was because he was the supervisor, and because of him the experimental subjects were able to feign as mercenaries while executing a long-term campaign.
Of course it couldn’t be said that they feigned completely, due to their problems of never showing emotions and not talking.
「Those people are trying to create an Artificial Life-form using this——No, maybe I should say reincarnation a human in that very same body」
「Do you mean that the sealed memories were used as the indispensible ‘part’ for the possibility of that subject to do self-conduct, after their fake personality was me?」
「It’s not like they would let them get back all the memory. It is something like just unsealing the important and needed memories. Well, considering all that is also quite difficult」
Lily said as if it was someone’s problem, apparently from her behaviour it could be guessed that the experimental subject’s completion was still far away.
Judging from the current behaviours of experimental subjects it could be surmised that it would take lots of improvements before they were able to ‘act’ like a normal human being. Like reveal joy, anger, pathos, humour, and make merry in a meaningless chat, and also shout out loud at the smallest things.
「But Lily-san, isn’t it impossible to use that advanced magic here?」
「Yeah, don’t worry about it, after all I just need puppets for controlling」
The reason『White Sacrament』was having hard time and was using up their times, was because they wanted to complete the supreme role of creating a puppet that could move on its own without any supervisor.
No matter how much puppets they mass produced, if there was no supervisor to control them, then they were just useless objects that can’t even be used as sculptures.
Moreover, it wasn’t like anyone could become the supervisor, at least it would need a person, on Cyprus’s level, in the sense of being well-versed in magic.
「I’m fine having puppets listening to my every order, I don’t want to do that troublesome thing to making self-conducting puppets」
「I see, so a complete perfect substitution for Necromancer, eh」
Henceforth, Lily had no problem in deleting the memories of the humans she would control.