The leaders of the world held a meeting together to discuss about the DRAGON's attack on Arzenal but ended up arguing with each other. Embryo, one of the leaders, proposed that they destroy the current world to create a new one. Meanwhile, in Arzenal, Hilda assumes the position of captain as Salia has been detained for disobeying orders. Jill and Ange talked about the history of the world, including how humans obtained the ability to use mana and why normas were discriminated. When Ange noticed that Jill did not answer her question about the DRAGONs and was about to question Jill further when suddenly a DRAGON survivor was discovered in the base. It is revealed that the DRAGON is Vivian and she hums Ange's song, which Ange recognizes and starts singing along with Vivian that was in DRAGON form. Vivian is returned to human form and Ange realizes that DRAGONs are actually human beings. Ange is devastated upon discovering a group of DRAGONs being burned, and vows not to kill DRAGONs or pilot Villkiss anymore. However, a fleet arrives at Arzenal with Julio on board of the flagship.
|2||Rosenblum Kingdom King|
|4||Julio Asuka Misurugi|
|5||Enderant Union President|
|6||Marmeria Republic General Secretary|
|7||Velda Dynasty Queen|
|22||Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi|
|1||AW-CBX007 (AG) Villkiss|
|1||AW-CBR115 (RS) Glaive Rosalie Custom|
|2||AW-ZZR520 (CR) Hauser Chris Custom|
|4||AW-GSX232 (VV) Razor|
|5||AW-ZZR520 (ES) Hauser Ersha Custom|
|“|| Jill: Peace, friendship, equality... We speak of beautiful things, but the history of humanity is a cycle of war, hatred and prejudice. This is the true nature of human beings. Something had to be done, or they would eventually perish. So God decided to create anew. A new humanity. A gentle, intelligent humanity with no desire for conflict. The advanced information technology, Mana, allowed things to be manipulated with the mind. This ended suffering of all kinds, and granted wishes of all kinds. It led to the creation of an ideal state, where anything could be had. All that was left to do was to watch over humanity's development. At least, that was the plan. But there they were. No matter how often the system was rebuilt, some female babies couldn't use Mana. It was a mutation that expressed an old gene. This mutation led to fear among the people. But God decided to take advantage of the mutation. He propagated the notion that these girls had rejected the world. That they were antisocial monsters, bent on destroying it... Normas. The world united for the sake of dealing with the Norma. People took solace in knowing who to discriminate against, and there was stability. Sacrifices, scapegoats, necessary evils... Call us whatever you want. We were also just created... To bring stability to the world... To be discriminated against. And so the world of Mana became stable, and it seemed like the beginning of a prosperous history. But some people wouldn't allow that... The Ancient People. Outcast survivors of the old humanity that couldn't use Mana. They challenged God many times in order to reclaim their place in the world. After a long war, and grieving for their fallen comrades, they finally captured it. The weapon of God, Ragna-mail. A mechanical angel of destruction and creation. The ultimate weapon that was the Para-mail's prototype. With it, they could fight just as well God. The Ancient People boarded the Villkiss. But they couldn't handle it. It was locked... So that mere insects couldn't use it. With a mere handful of survivors, the Ancient People had only to wait for their own demise. That's when they found out that Normas sent off to the edge of the earth were being forced to fight the DRAGONs with Para-mails.
They set off for Arzenal. There was contact... Between the Ancient People and the Norma, the two abandonned humanities. They became allies, and made preparations for when one would emerge to open the lock. And she finally arrived. Alektra Maria von Levenherz. The first Norma born of royal blood.
Ange: Alektra Maria von Levenherz... I've heard of her. I think she was First Princess of the Galia Empire. I heard she fell ill and died when she was ten.
Jill: It was discovered that she was a Norma. She got thrown into Arzenal, and she fell into despair. But her royal blood and royal ring unlocked the Villkiss. Many came to her side. Soldiers to protect the Villkiss, and armorsmiths to repair it. Doctors, weapons markers, dogs...It was the beginning of revolt of the abandoned, of Libertus. In the pits of hell, I and the others found our calling. To destroy this made-up, piece-of-shit world. But I wasn't good enough. I lost everything. The ring, my friends, my right arm... everything. But I can't let Libertus end. Not with so many dead friends. That's when you showed up, Ange. The Villkiss's last lock is open. You're going to destroy it, Ange. This world, with that song.
Ange: So you brought back my ring.
Ange: You kept me alive for Libertus?
Jill: That's right. I needed you to become stronger.
Ange: Princess Alektra, huh? I'm grateful to you. Thanks to you, I learned how spoiled, pampered and sheltered I was. So my answer is, "No." Even if everything you say about God and Libertus is true, my path is my own to choose. No matter how glorious the duty, I'll see things with my own eyes and decide for myself. I won't let anyone make me do anything.
Jill: So you won't join Libertus?
Ange: I don't hate it... Killing DRAGONs, making money and buying what I want. I don't hate my life.
Jill: I see.
Ange: By the way, in that story... You never mentionned the DRAGONs.
Notes & Trivia
- The title refers to Jill's artificial arm and how she got it.