Hello!! Thank you for the ask, I appreciate it :) I thought the chapter was good with the explanation of the portals and of the magi system, who created them in the first place and a little of the magi souls that were created for the new world. While reading it, I was hoping maybe Ohtaka could give us some a backstory of Yunan actually seeing that he looks like he’s one of the first few magis born for the new world, how he died (was it from Al Thamen or was it something else?)
What do I think of the Alma Toran arc? Well, it mostly answered all my questions with David’s whereabouts still in the dark, even so, I love it! I thought for awhile yesterday why Al Thamen had to turn themselves into thoughts? Was the seal too strong for them that their bodies eroded but their consciousness still lived on (because of their hatred)? And if so, then the theory of thought!Arba controlling Gyokuen is now strongly plausible. Idk, I’ve always thought that Arba herself is Gyokuen but I forgot about the thought thing. The arc in itself was very informative and it answered the questions most viewers at the summit had, from how some humans became magicians, why different species fought for years to how and to why the creation of the new world was formulated. Now, the people at the summit will understand what is currently happening in their world, its history and the history of Alma Toran, and also their enemies. But I can sort of imagine next chapter there will be some people who think this is all bull and deny it. They probably need time to sink this all in just like how Aladdin did after the nightmares that he saw and I guess from Solomon’s wisdom. Aladdin must have cried alot and was hurt the most when he saw the truth through SW. Poor guy, he’s been keeping up the pain by himself.
I got one small theory question though…and that is, what happened to Ugo? Will he spend the rest of his life there? Is there a chance that Arba-Gyokuen could have attacked the sacred temple (wherever it is) while everyone was seeing the truth? Basically, is that really the last we saw of Ugo? (where he revived Titus)