In dedication to all of “me” and “me”
Project ‘Ma’ was begun to defend against the world’s destruction. It’s hard to say if it was making good progress.
First Project – The ‘Ma’ subject Eve Zvezda failed in birthing the twins. Afterwards the subject disappeared.Second Project – The ‘Witch of Merrigod’, Meta Salmhofer, safely delivered the twins, then afterwards fled while taking them with her. The search for her is ongoing.Third Project – Project stopped midway due to the subject’s death from their frailty.Fourth Project – Project abandoned due to the subject’s murder by ‘Apocalypse’.Fifth Project – Subject disposed of with due to the children birthed not being twins.Sixth Project – Subject was stolen by her husband, Wei Lucif, during the pregnancy. Her corpse was discovered in the village of Nemu later, but it was determined that the fetuses had vanished.
And in EC 013,
Four women were selected as candidates for the subject of the seventh Project “Ma”.
The subjects of the seventh Project ‘Ma’ at a glance:
◆ Irina ClockworkerM=206 O=96 T=83 H=113 E=666 R=153A resident apprentice craftsman in Lighwatch City. Her older brother is the craftsman Kiril Clockworker, known as the “Clockmaker”. Although she has not received any magical training, the results of an examination of all inhabitants by the Royal Research Institute confirms she holds a high density M factor.* As the value of her E factor is abnormally high, she may be an HER. Observation necessary.
◆ Elluka ChirclatiaM=253 O=62 T=92 H=28 E=53 R=63Originally a resident shrine maiden in Lighwatch City. Driven out of the temple for delinquent behavior, she now lives as the assistant of her fiancé, Kiril. She has the highest magic of all the current candidates, but the low level of her other values may be a small cause for concern.* There is information that she’s colluding with the evil god Held. Caution advised.
◆ Milky EightsM=183 O=163 T=123 H=100 E=199 R=143A resident prostitute in Welvya. There were many who objected to making the woman who was originally a lover of Pale Nöel, the leader of “Apocalypse”, into the “Ma” subject. However, there was also Meta Salmhofer’s past success, so finally the senate decided to make her one of the candidates. Her values are the most balanced.* Because she may be currently involved with “Apocalypse”, she is not allowed to enter the temple until the final selection.
◆ Ly LiM=150 O=99 T=101 H=89 E=123 R=107A noblewoman residing in Asmouse. The second daughter of Li family head, Irta Li. She does not possess an M factor appropriate for being selected as a “Ma” subject, but it seems the senate was put under political pressure.* Because the Li family is heavily contributing to the current project, particular care was taken towards her treatment, so as to not offend her.
The children of god aren’t bornThe children of god aren’t foundWhile someoneMust become “mother”While the children of godMust be born
The maidens gathered in the templeFour girls with different birthplaces and backgroundsOnly one canBecome “mother”Only one canBecome “queen”
Desire changes these holy womenInto fiendsThey take weapons in their hands,Now surely beginsMutual slaughter
Survival activatesParanoia outweighs feelings of friendshipIs the one laughing behind youReally a friend?
“She died yesterdayHer feet slipped and she fell from a cliff”Perhaps that is a lie
Who will survive in the end?
A prostitute drowned in sensualityA noblewoman haughty with arroganceA jealous girl in love with her brotherAnd that brother’s fiancée
Only the one with the strongest talentsWill get everythingAnd endless hatredWells up in their hearts
Unending survivalThe rules of reality outweigh the idea of intrinsic goodnessIs the one aiming at my lifeReally an enemy?
“She hanged herselfHeart afflicted by this ugly conflict”Such a thing is absolutely a lie
Dear sister-in-law,Let’s stop this alreadyThe remaining candidatesAre just usThis is meaninglessAs for being queenIt should be you, dear sister-in-lawYou who was chosen by my brother
Thank you, IrinaYou’re safeI won’t let you dieI’ll protect you
Flowers of blood bloom from her backSister-in-law fell on the spotWhat she saw in her dying momentWas the wailing face of her young sister-in-law
“Sinful girl who by her handsEnded three people,You have been selectedAs the new ‘Ma’”
The girl standing at the altarA demon smiling like an angelIf she conceived the childrenWith that, peace would come
Nevertheless, survivalWill never be overRight?The sword that aimed at the new queenGleamed somewhere
A man was stricken with despair. The girlfriend he loved had died. Murdered by the little sister he loved.
I wasn’t able to escape from the fate of a ghoul child after all. Those out there with the same appearance as myself are all scattering malice around this country. The outbreak of ‘her’——surely that is the omen of our destruction, isn’t it?
The sole exceptions to that were myself, and Seth Twiright. In order to save this country, he continues to devote himself to his passions in Project ‘Ma’. But——now even his good will seems questionable. Is Project ‘Ma’ really for the sake of saving our people?
I thought that at least my little sister was different. She was different from us. Her appearance was different. Her personality was different. So I’d thought it would be alright. She wasn’t a ‘her’ at all. At least that’s what I’d believed.
A ‘her’ will give birth to the Twins of God? And the world will be saved through that? Is that really so?
The music box has stopped moving. Its music will never play, now. Or that’s what I’d thought——but my ears can hear it. A melody. No, this is not a tune.
It’s a voice.
My own dearly beloved’s voice——
Oh, dear Elluka. What should I do?
——I understand. I should take you with me and go there. To the ark in the temple.
Hey darlingCan you hear this voice?Hey darlingIf you can hear this voiceThrow my remains in that ark in the templeAnd resurrect me
This country is completely rottenEveryone’s eyes are lost in desireEverything needs to be resetWith yours and yes, my own hands
The things you can’t do as oneIf there’s twoCertainly can be overcomeThe whereabouts of the miracle are nowIn your hands
The forbidden device is beyond this pointIf you go now, no one will discover itCome, hurryWe’ll start from hereWithout hesitationSimply continue running
He unlocks the gates of the unknownTo the ark before his eyesIts name is “sin”
What do you wish forAnd what will you achieve?Please, don’t be deceived
Hey darlingHurry and put inMy bodyDrive it in there!You’ll do it quickly!You half-wit dumbassHurry hurryInside that……
The die’s been castThat was a miracleThat decidedly should not haveOccurredThe brutal act of he who was manipulated by the “Sin”
The flowers, the people, the country, himEverything is swallowed up and dissolvedOnly the resurrected me left behindEverything
Lulila, lulilaWhen IAwakened, there was nothing
I who lost everything obtained in compensationInfinite time
But there’s nothing anymoreHe and her are already gone
Two dulled lightsFell aloneTo Held’s forest
Having snuck into the temple, Kiril put Elluka’s corpse in the ark device, ‘Sin’. The sealed and forbidden device allowed the restoration of the dead——and he used it.
With the ‘Sin’ he carried out Elluka’s resurrection. But directly afterwards the device ran wild. It caused a great explosion. The scale of it extended even to damaging the countries around it, not to mention the entirety of the one it was in.
That night, people of neighboring nations said that they witnessed an enormous two-headed dragon rising in the Magic Kingdom Levianta’s deep red sky.
Levianta collapsed. Almost countless scores of super technology——the buried legacy of the ‘Second Period’——was all lost forever.
Kiril’s whereabouts at the time are unknown. Irina, who had been the candidate for queen, also sustained life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, in spite of having been in the heart of the explosion Elluka was unharmed. As a side effect of the ‘Sin’ she acquired perpetual youth and immortality, and the ability to transfer her consciousness to another person——
The ‘Body Swap’ technique.
She came to hear the tune of a music box from somewhere——
The music boxes I madePlayed with a sound that wasMore beautiful than anyone else’sThe people,Filled with a sense of respect for me,Called me ‘Clockworker’
A beloved fiancée andA precious younger sisterThe two were always by my side“I’m the luckiest man in the world”I thanked to god
For their sakes I would create it,Filled with love for themMy extraordinary and superiorMusic boxIn the springsI packed my wishThat the future we three walked towardsWould have great happiness
NowThe music box won’t play anymore
In this country, whoever possesses the strongest magicBecomes queenAnd is chosen toObtain everythingThey were selected as candidates for new leaderMy fiancée and younger sister
The gears began to go madThe two who came together in hatredIf there had been no such thing as magic…It was the worst conclusion; what I sawWas the music box stained in blood
A music box withGolden springs that warpedThe unplaying melodyA song of love to youThe fallen woman andThe wailing womanAlthough both were lovedThey were loved and yet
A place that used to have a country is now a ruinAn old man who’s lost his sanity is making somethingTravelers enquired as to what he’s makingThe old man replies that it’s a music box
But itWas a dirty black boxThat just looks like simple trash
Elluka disappeared from the ruined Levianta.
Irina had lost all of her limbs, and her entire body was swollen and red. Even though she had survived, she would likely never be able to become queen now, or give birth to any children.
Irina swore revenge. She would bestow despair upon the woman——Elluka——who made her take on such a form. She would not allow her happiness. She would snatch away everything that she sought. Even if it took her several hundred years.
There was someone who approached Irina as she was left behind in the cleared out ruin.
It was Seth Twiright, the head of Project ‘Ma’.
He held under his arm a red stuffed cat.
Behind his back a large full moon shined brilliantly.
Song 1: “Ma” Survival - Who Will Survive? -Song 2: Whereabouts of the Miracle - CATASTROPHE -Song 3: Clockworker - Recollective Musicbox -
04, “Ma” Survival - Who Will Survive? - (Off Vocal Version)06, Whereabouts of the Miracle - CATASTROPHE - (Off Vocal Version)07, Clockworker - Recollective Musicbox - (Off Vocal Version)
Presented by the heavenly yardLyrics & Music: mothyIllustrations: Ichika
0011 Elluka Chirclatia: ML0012 Irina Clockworker: NI0013 Kiril Clockworker: HK0014 Milky Eights: m0015 Ly Li: L