Translation: Tales of Destiny 「What is a Swordian?」
From the Tales of Destiny Director’s Cut Perfect Guide for Leon’s Side, It’s about two pages worth of text, so it’s a bit long—most of it will be under the read more!
Swordians were developed as a trump card to end the Aeth’er Wars. It produced a threatening energy that far exceeded the power people are capable of alone, and also had disguised the dangerous ability to consume one’s heart, which made it a double-edged sword.
Swordians as a counter to Aeth’er weapons
Swordians are sword-shaped weapons developed for the decisive battle in the years-long Aeth’er Wars. It’s possible to use it just as a sword, but contained within it is a “Core Crystal,” a very dense Lens with a personality imbued into it. Within the Core Crystal holds the personality and memories of the Swordian’s master, giving them both the ability to communicate and a high level of resonance with one another. This allows for an amplification of the Core Crystal’s energy, and makes it possible to use powerful magic artes. Because of the ability to communicate, if used in hand-to-hand combat, Swordians have combat ability that is much higher than that of a normal sword.
It was the genius scientist of the Er’ther Army, Dr. Harold Berselius, who proposed this theory. However, though the theory behind it was perfect, it was unprecedented to imbue a personality into a sword and required the cooperation of other people in order to make such a technological advancement viable. This was a problem, as the there were an inadequate number of scientists that were left with the Er’ther troops; It wasn’t until they received help from the defected Belcrant Development team that the plan began to bear fruit. It was then decided in that was that six Swordians would be born into the world.
The six Swordians and their Core Crystal also served as a means of destruction for the Eye of God, thanks to their special structure and ability to resonate with it as well. They were not able to achieve this goal however, as during the decisive battle of the Aeth’er Wars, the Swordian Berselius was lost. It was because of that the destruction of the Eye of God was said to be impossible, even if it had been previously stated otherwise.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ~ “This is what you blew your cover for? This runt?”
Neither was fond of Barbatos Goetia. The man was a vicious brute and a traitor, and needed to be watched constantly. However, this time the Berselius twins differed on what kind of job he’d done. Harold was unhappy, to say the least, and in some ways he understood. A Swordian was the finest weapon the Aetherians possessed for hand-to-hand combat and spellwork, the crafting was exquisite, and Harold did not want to give someone like Barbatos one. At least, not unless there was significant gain to be had from it.
He understood, he truly did. And someone else might have been preferable. Igtenos, or Clemente. If they broke Igtenos they could dismantle the spy network he was sure existed here. If they picked Clemente, it would remove one of the biggest thorns in their side when it came to actual ground battles. Clemente was fearsome on the battlefield. Even capturing Dymlos would have dealt the Er'thers a significant blow.
But unlike Harold, who was certain the silver-haired man restrained in front of them was no one special, the strategist recognized him from reports. Barbatos was not lying; This was a high ranking Er'ther officer, if the most junior of the bunch.
“Harold, meet Major Pierre de Chaltier.”
That made her go quiet.
Of course, then the brute chimed in. “Hahahaha. Listen to your brother.”
She was still unhappy, and shot Karell an annoyed look, but Harold was still not talking, which meant she saw the potential here. He might have to say something to her later. He wasn’t trying to upset Harold or cut her down in front of the brute, but Barbatos had done what he’d promised. She would have to do her job in return.
“… I see. Take him to the high-security cells. Then come to my lab, Lieutenant Goetia. We will run the necessary tests.”
Yes, he’d definitely need to soothe her bruised ego somehow. For now she’d given herself an out, and turned on her heel, and though she might look calm to most individuals he knew she was trying not to storm off. Some poor assistant was going to get their head bitten off.
“I assume you’ve checked him for any hidden Lens?”
“Do I look like an idiot to you, Berselius?”
Mostly, yes, but he wasn’t going to pick a fight with Barbatos in front of the prisoner. It wasn’t productive and a fight would undoubtedly cause environmental damage the Major might use to escape. “Then take him to the cells. From then on I’ll be responsible for his interrogation.”