UPDATE: RWF has been kind enough to make a googledoc with all the blog posts for us: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jOMsuq4k26iCWUH9qoPWo-2EOPKN7nzwLMk5vcuH8hM/edit
I first came up with the idea of collecting all the author blog translations in one place a little over a year ago. I collected all the known translated blogs at that time, stuck it all in one thread, and edited them. This project continued for maybe a week or two until I was finished, and then I just stopped. And now, almost exactly a year later, here I am again, once again collecting, updating, and editing a year's worth of author blogs.
That thread has since grown, mirroring the (apparent) popularity of ToG. While not completely unmanageable, it is time for a fresh start, so that thread will now be locked and this thread will take its place.
I apologize for neglecting to maintain the old thread for nearly a year. And hopefully I can commit to something more frequent; let's say, six month updates? (Yes, that is a joke. And also, yes, this will likely be what happens, because weekly updates are time consuming)
Pervasive edits were made throughout, both to the author's and translator's text, for grammar, formatting, spelling, content, etc. Edits are not noted by brackets, ellipses, footnotes, or any other method. I took a substance-based approach to this, not a stylistic-based approach. For example, the author's original post may have said "???," but as more information became available, I have substituted that information in. Any errors or deviations from the original is, of course, my fault; you may address mistakes to me directly via PM. Where possible, I have sought to source everything to their original translator.
Acknowledgments: Though some of these people don't even know who I am or might not see this, I owe a debt of gratitude to the following. All the translators of these blog posts (Grumpy, cat92, naver.com (not the website, the username), LaFa, 25th_chestnut, and any others that I may have missed). Additionally, I would like to thank Kroll for compiling this information into a list after I stopped updating this nearly one year ago and Moirae for her compilation and sourcing, upon which I drew sources and material.
First, Grumpy, our own ToG translator, has translations in a pinned thread above. Here is, I think, the most important part of that.
Names and known locations of the 13 Month Weapon Series (Updated 2012-03-11):
Black March (Needle): Yuri Zahard (High Ranker) --> Baam --> Anak Zahard --> Yuri Zahard
Green April (Hook): Anak Zahard --> Yuri Zahard
Yellow May: Koon Maschenny Zahard (Princess of the Koon Family)
Luminous June: Alphid Zahard --> Currently known to be "missing".
Red October: Arié Hagipherione Zahard
Gold November: Adori Zahard (Top 10 High Ranker)
Colorless December: Anne Zahard (Top 10 High ranker) --> currently sealed
Rainbow Undecimber: Inventory (Assuming without possession)
The top 15 high rankers. The top 7 were from cat92 of mangafox. 8, 10, 11, 14 were from 25th_chestnut. Number 9 was from LaFa. 12, 13, and 15 were from the user "Naver.com." (Updated 2012-03-11):
Currently in the 1st rank of the Tower.
Phantaminum appeared suddenly in the Tower and broke into the Zahard's inner palace, killing a lot of royals and courtiers. He succeeded in breaking all of the lines of defense and face Zahard but disappeared even without a fight.
That's how he had gotten the sobriquet. There's another reason for this sobriquet, and this is because of his style of combat. It is said that he had a freewheeling and desultory combat style, and had used a weapon that was never seen anywhere inside the Tower. Most of the eye witnesses died or lost their minds with fear so the stories were not accurately reported.
The negative views toward the irregulars have grown because of him and it had a big impact on Urek when he climbed the Tower. When Phantaminum broke into the palace, it is said he met Yuri Zahard in the inner palace, and there is a great diversity of opinion as to why he didn't kill her. Yuri Zahard didn't say anything about the matter except that 'He was a messy one.'
There were a lot of objections in the Rank Admistering Office as to giving Phantaminum the 1st rank, who have disappeared after the attack of the palace of Zahard and became inactive. But everyone agreed his impressive strength alone was overwhleming. As a result, Phantaminum became the No. 1 Ranker by only one combat, dragging the 'Red Tower' Enryu down to 2nd rank.
He was seen very little in the Tower after the attack of the palace, and most of the stories are rumors, therefore it's hard to confirm any of the stories. There's a rumor that he is in a cat-and-dog terms with another irregular, Urek Mazino, but it is not confirmed, either. All in all, Phantaminum is a monster whose information starts with a riddle and ends with a riddle. Every Ranker are on the watch for the moves of this monster.
Sobriquet: Red Tower
Position: Spearmaster Throwing type
Enryu's identity is as mysterious as Phantaminum. His strangest record is that 'he had murdered the Guardian'. By killing the Gardian of the Tower, who was thought to be immortal, he let the people know that the Gardians were not absolute beings. That's how Enryu became the No. 1 Ranker with the nickname of 'Guardian Muderer'. He maintained his rank for a long time but lost it from Phantaminum.
The funny thing is that Enryu and Phantaminum never had a combat. They have never even met, and there are a lot of opinions on who would win if they actually fought each other.
His Sobriquet, Red Tower was added because Shinsoo of the Tower turned red whenever he appeared, but the reason for this is not known.
Enryu is known to fight with the way of creating thousands of spears made with Shinsoo and striking them downwards. Some people use a poetic expression, describing it 'Red Rain', but it wouldn't look beautiful from the victim's point of view. Enryu's overwhelming control against the Shinsoo is rated a cut above the Guardians, and it is the 'heretical' ability, breaking the laws of the Tower.
It is not known where Enryu is or what he's doing currently, and it is rumored that Headon is seeking him with avidity.
Sobriquet: King of the Tower
'King of the Tower' Zahard is the most famous and great being in the whole Tower. In the ancient times, when there was no civilization in the Tower, he came into the Tower and built his own empire. Zahard is the great king and the true warrior. Everyone living in the Tower is the son or daughter of Zahard. He is like the god to the habitants of the Tower.
Zahard conquerred the Tower with the 10 families, and gained the control of the 134 floors from the floor Guardians. (Some floors were conquered by Zahard's daughters.)
He rules over people as the ruler of the tower but is not on the move outside. But the 3rd rank seems poor when compared his influence and the splendor of the past. (He was firmly the No. 1 Ranker before Phantaminum and Enryu appeared.)
People who have seen Zahard in combat are very rare, but he is known to have outstanding power, because 'White Sword' Arie Hon, who was equal to Urek Mazino had recollected 'I have fought Zahard ten times and was always defeated, therefore I became his servant.' Zahard's daughters, who are invested with his powers are all categorized as the 'Ultimate species'.
Zahard is currently resting, leaving the outside activities to his daughters, but a lot of people are expect that the day Zahard begins to move again would be the day when the limit to the Tower becomes another floor up.
Of course, more and more people are anticipating Zahard's 'only son' who is to be born someday.
Currently the strongest Ranker on the move. He is an Irregular, and the most recent to be in the tower of the top 5.
His sobriquet, Barakuda is the name of the most aggressive and ferocious white steel eel in the Tower. (Ray is the sobriquet from his combat style, which is forwarding the Shinsoo as fast as light. Although his formal sobriquet is Ray Barakuda, just Barakuda can be referred to Urek Mazino in the Tower.)
It took 50 years for him to pass every test and climb the top of the tower, and he is recorded as the fastest person to climb the inner tower in a normal way.
Although his main position is Fisherman, he is proficient in most every position and very aggressive in all of them. He is proficient in flying Shinsoo fast, and the power is impossible to block even with the superior armor inventory. People who have seen Urek Mazino in combat have evaluated his combat style was 'Aggressive, ferocious, and fast. But tremendously beautiful.'
Urek Marizo, while standing on his final position, had once knocked down a Light Bearer who was also on his final position. Figuratively speaking, it's similar to a goalkeeper scoring a goal.
His relationship is somewhat dull, and it's because of his masculine manner. He has a magnanimous personality, but is very unpopular among women because of this. It is rumored that he has a crush on one of Zahard's princess, Garam Zahard, but Garam Zahard herself hates Urek Mazino. Of course, this is not actually confirmed.
He is also acquainted with another princess, Yuri, and it is because he was one of the persons to plant 'Walhaiksong'. Yuri evaluated as "He's the best to fight together, but the worst to live with."
On the other hand, he has great support from men. 'White Sword' Arie Hon praised him as the true warrior after he fought him, and his best friend, Backryun said he was the number one comrade and man. 'Blue Advancer' Koon Eduan picked Urek as 'One of the persons I wish to battle.' Of the three, Backryun, who is one of the first members to plant 'Walhaiksong,' has a special relationship with Urek, and the two's influence inside the Tower is already even with one of the 10 Families.
The relationship bewtween Phantaminum and Urek is a very talkative issue, but it seems to be a fact that Urek tracked Phantaminum and followed him inside the Tower, although nothing was reported clearly.
As the strongest of the currently active Rankers, and as one of the founders of the Wing Tree, or Walhaiksong, Urek Mazino is one of the most influential people inside the tower. And it is not too much to say his every single move is related to the future of the Tower.
Sobriquet: White Sword, White Oar
One of the ten warriors who have pioneered the Tower. Current head of the Arie Family. Owner of the White Oar, the only sword made by Mecseth. The name of the sword is from Oarfish, a legendary white steel eel.
An outstanding swordsman, who has no problem with his mysterious swordsmanship even in areas of high Shinsoo density. He fought Urek Mazino evenly, but after the battle, he is known to have said 'Urek Mazino is much better.'
He is known to be very temperate and elegant normally. He is well mannered even in a fight, but has never fought anyone after fighting Urek.
He is the owner of the White Oar, the only sword made by Mecseth. White Oar is known as the only S+ grade weapon inside the Tower. Warriors in the Tower say the well-edged weapon is 'like an oarfish' because of this. Mecseth had never produced a weapon after making White Oar.
Arie Hon stays at the 100th floor of the Tower as the head of Arie family, and his territory is the largest of the 10 families. He is famous for giving special tests to the regulars with an extraordinary reward, but the level of difficulty is so high that most of the regulars don't even dare take them.
The last person to past the special test is his daughter, Arie Hagipherione Zahard, and the reward is still unknown. The rumor says it was a 'very personal and childish reward'.
Urek Mazino also passed this test, and that is when he fought Arie Hon. Arie Hon's task was to endure his attacks for 10 minutes, but Urek Mazino fought evenly. Urek Mazino becomes the most famous Ranker on the Tower thanks to this opportunity. The reward from Arie Hon was the transfer of the control over one of the floor in Arie Hon's possession. After Urek became a Ranker, the 77th floor became his, and he transfered the control again to Backryun, who set up the stronghold of the Walhaiksong there.
Sobriquet: Marlin, Blue Advance
Position: Spearmaster, Fisherman
One of the head of the 10 families. Father of Koon Agero Agnis.
Known for manganimous personality and taking delight in fighting. His sobriquet is Marlin, Blue Advance. The name Marlin was given by likening his enormous spear, and there's a rumor that if he decompresses his spear it would pierce half of the Tower. (The name of his spear is Mago. When Mago is ignited it's compression grade goes high up to abnormal figure.)
Another one of his sobriquets, Blue Advance, is from the property of the Shinsoo he controls. The Shinsoo he controls is very fast and has tremendous electical power. There were a lot of opinions that his sobriqet should be the Electric Eel because of this property, but Koon Eduan directly showed refusal, threatening he would 'kill everyone who called him an eel'. In the end, his sobriquet bacame Marlin.
Koon Eduan is famous for his lewdness, and he is the man with the most wives of the 10 family heads. He has a lot of children, so there are a lot of veiled competition among his children in the family. Too much competition has created the 'official' fights. It is held once a year, with the following rule: 'When the children of Koon reach the age of 10, they are to fight each other. The winners are recogized as the true children of Koon.' The winners are recognized as the true children and gets the crest of the family, but the losers become the 'abandoned' and do not get the crest. Although the fights are inhuman and bloody, Koon himself says he's 'not very interested'.
One of his daughters, Koon Maschenny Zahard, is the owner of the Yellow May, and is the only princess of Zahard in his family who is given one of the 13 month weapons.
Koon Eduan had prepared a special test with a shocking condition, which is 'Whoever fight him and win is given everything of the family', but none of the regulars have survived the test so far.
Eurasia Enne Zahard
Sobriquet: Great White Shark
Age: 482 (sealed after)
Only princess who had owned the Colorless December. Displayed extremely talented abilities, and was graded differently than other princesses. She was highly supported with her gorgeous looks and pacifist personality. She went up to the top of the Tower fast and became one of the Rankers.
But after she became a Ranker and was given the Colorless December she started to change oddly. Sometimes she killed for no reason. She would wear a peaceful expression, and suddenly attack people in anger.
About the same time Garam Zahard killed Uram Zahard and seized the Indigo July, and the rumor that Enne Zahard was connected to the two princesses started to spread. Some days later, Garam Zahard and Enne Zahard disappeared. (They became the High Rankers after this incident. Garam Zahard was given the sobriquet of Mako Shark, and Enne Zahard was given the sobriquet of Great White Shark.)
The battle between the princesses did not cause problem (even when they killed each other). But the disappearence of the insane princesses in the possesion of the 13 month weapons was a serious matter, so Zahard ordered the two princesses to be caught quickly.
Garam Zahard was sane (contrary to the rumors) and was able to hide herself, but Enne Zahard was different. She knocked down Zahard's men and killed a lot of Rankers who chased her. But even she couldn't oppose all of the Rankers, and Enne Zahard was caught and was brought in front of Zahard himself. (Unie Zahard and Rebecca Pon Zahard were killed, and Koon Maschenny Zahard and Pondo Zahard helped catching her. There's a rumor that Zahard himself interfered. There's another rumor that Heice Zahard who refused the 13 month weapon after becoming a Ranker participated in the battle.)
After this, Enne Zahard was sealed in an unknown place, and Colorless December was also sealed, because it was in a reckless state like Enne Zahard.
Adori (Adoru) Zahard
Sobriquet: Killer Whale
Height: 1m 84cm
Birthplace: Floor 132
Rank: 8 (Note: The original Korean said 7, but this should be 8, so I (Trebor) am listing it as such)
Adori Jahad. The strongest Princess. The Captain of Zahard's Royal Guards.
Wielding the only S-rank weapon of the 13 Months Series, the Golden November, she has a multitude of both male and female fans because of her golden hair and beautiful face.
Although she is a ranker above rankers, she has no noticeable accomplishments or achievements. And even though she is the Captain of Zahard's Royal Guards, because she does not like wandering around, she rarely participates in active duty.
Even with this, she is still entrusted with the Captain of the Guards position.
Only one reason:
Her unfathomable strength.
Even before she became a ranker, she defeated an upper level ranker (quite easily), and even Garam Zahard was overwhelmingly pushed to her limits before her.
(Before the Enne Zahard incident, Garam and Adori fought once. It hadn't been 100 years since Adori became a ranker, yet she was able to overwhelm Garam.)
And since then, in the few fights she's had against rankers, she defeated all of them with overwhelming combat prowess.
Many people compare her to Enne Zahard, but no one can easily determine who is stronger between the two. The debate still rages on today and is a favored topic of discussion amongst rankers.
Adori is known to be a cold and quiet person. She has little care for the happenings of the world, and she often gets lost in her own fantasies; however there are many secrets in her private life and no one really knows her true self.
It is widely known that she will allow a person she likes to call her by her birth name. (Her birth name is Adoru).
Sobriquet: None (declined)
Height: ??? (Normally 1m 67cm)
Position: Wave Controller
Backryun, one of the Walhaiksong's leaders and the most gifted wave controller in the tower's history.
He who was born in the middle region(?) as an orphan and roamed without a residential card. Eventually, he goes into a forest to avoid contact with others. Becoming one with the forest, he lives there for a long time.
He naturally learns to control Shinsoo through living in the forest. Later, Headon, interested in Backryun's abilities, picks him.
As a regular, he quickly becomes a ranker; as a ranker, he then returns to the forest without any activity.
After returning to the forest, he spends a long time gardening the forest. His forest, which was like a living animal, is said to emit a mysterious atmosphere...
Urek Mazino, who at the time was climbing the tower, heard of Backryun's forest. He visited Backryun; soon after, they become best friends. Backryun was especially interested in the world outside the Tower that Urek often spoke of. Hearing Urek's stories, Backryun himself dreams of living in the world outside of the tower.
After Urek Mazino left to climb the tower again, Backryun's ambition continued to grow. He then later confesses his passion to Urek Mazino who returned as a ranker. Urek Mazino, delighted by Backryun's confession, asks to leave with him; however, Backryun declines the offer, saying that he cannot leave this forest which is like his own life. It is said that Urek Mazino, pounding his chest, then said this.
"Then I will give this forest a pair of wings."
"I will make it so that these trees can follow you everywhere."
Backryun thought Urek was just rambiling because Urek was drunk; however, Urek was serious. Urek absorbed everything in the forest as he shouted like a thunder, eventually, the enormous forest shrunk to a size of a fist.
Urek then gave the compressed forest with wings in a box to Backryun. Backryun was very surprised and grateful; however, there was a problem. The compressed forest was too heavy for Backryun to carry.
So Backryun gave the box to Urek; this winged box became Urek and Backryun's symbol of friendship.
Later, the forest was moved to 77F. Rankers who heard of Backryun and Urek gathered to the forest, eventually forming 'Walhaiksong' with Backryun as its leader.
(Also called the Wingtree.)
(The name Walhaiksong originates from the story between Urek and Backryun.)
The name Backryun orginated because of the fine silk that he was covered with when he was abandoned. (There's also a story that his name is because of this silk-like personality.) After becoming a high ranker, Backryun was offered an alias by the Ranker Bureau; however, it is said that he declined.
Backryun's real appearance is controversial. Normally, he appears to be an ordinary boy, but he sometimes appears as a tall young man. Also, some say that they have seen Backryun tall enough to touch the ceilings of the Tower.
Although Backryun is a ranker who is praised for his influence over his battle abilities, it cannot be said that his battle power is lacking. Although Backryun is a Wave Controller who controls the battle and supports team members over attacking others directly, his hand-to-hand combat ability is also said to be impressive. But, because he only fought a limited amount of battles with high rankers, his combat abilities may need to be verified.
The rumor about Walhaiksong being an anti-government organization is false. The goal of Wolhaiksong is to 'find the way out of the tower'; it is not to overthrow the government. But it is true that their liberal movements often clash with the government's conservative practices. Some current Wolhaiksong members think of themselves as part of an anti-government organization.
Sobriquet: Snake Head
Position: Fisherman, Scout
The leader of the Ha clan, one of the 10 Great Families. Grandmother of Yuri Zahard (appearance-wise, Yurin doesn't look much older than Yuri)
Although she is a woman, she possesses a very aggressive and bold personality. Amongst the 10 Great Warriors, she would often be the first one to engage in combat.
She had two children (twins) with another great clan leader, Ari Han (TN: not Arie Hon), but they never married. Although she had many other relationships since, she never gave birth again. (This is not uncommon among the 10 Great Clans. Compared to their extremely high ages, the amount of children they have is relatively small)
Because of this, the Ha family does not have many branch families, and the main branch of the family is centered around Yurin's two sons. However, the two sons do not have a friendly relationship, and each claims that he is the rightful heir to the clan. Even within the Han family, there is a not-so-small quarrel about this matter. Of course, Yurin has no interest in such things, and lately, she's has ceased all her other activities and is enjoying herself in her main house.
She possessed a very rough but intelligent fighting style, and she possessed a strong enough physique to perform the duties of both a fisherman and a scout. With grace and flexibility, she weaved through the battle field, and it is said she was the first to use Shinsoo to strengthen one's body.
After she became a clan leader, she has not participated in battle. Within the Ha clan, her presence as the head is more symbolic, and she rarely governs the clan herself.
With the birth of Yuri (who greatly resembles Yurin), the Ha clan placed their faith in her, hoping that she would collect all 13 months series weapons. Because of this, Yuri's title takes after her grandmother's (Black Snake Head).
Sobriquet: God's Eye
Position: Light Bearer
One of the 10 Great Family's Heads. The first Light Bearer of the tower; no one knows how he came to be in that position. Whenever he reminisces about the time he became a Light Bearer, he's known to have said, "The Heavens gave me the Eyes of God." However, it could have been that people chose to believe a "well-fabricated story" rather than a "solid truth".
After the Great Journey (TN: Zahard and the 10 Great Family Heads conquering the tower), he is one of the most active Clan Heads, and along with the Blacksmiths, created many items. He is also the pioneer of the system in which the Light Bearer acts as the intermediary for all communications within a team.
The most famous of his creations is the 'Opera' Lighthouse, one of the greatest Lighthouses of the tower. The 'Opera' extends the user's Shinsoo field to infinity (beyond all reason and boundaries), making it the ultimate dream of all Light Bearers. It also contains defensive measures that put even Armor Inventories to shame. With all of its Lights, no blind spot exists for the 'Opera'. (TN: I wasn't sure, but I think it's implied that using the Opera, one can also have an infinite range for any shinsoo related things, whether it's a direct attack or shinsoo restriction)
But because it requires the highest quality Suspendium and many impossible-to-find materials, only three were made, and it is unlikely that any more will be made.
Honestly, because the man who developed the system where 'the Light Bearer acts as the center of all other Positions' also created an item that turns 'the Light Bearer into a one-man-show,' many complain that while the 'Opera' Lighthouse is the ultimate evolution of the Lighthouse, it at the same time is an item that makes the basic purpose of the Light Bearer null. Of course, these are the complaints of those who cannot comprehend the powers of those above. (TN: If it wasn't clear, it's basically saying that the man who created the Light Bearer position also made an item that made the Light Bearer position basically unnecessary)
Of the three 'Operas', one is in the hands of Tperi (However, he does not use the Opera, he uses a even greater Lighthouse called 'The God's Eye', creator unknown), one is in the hands of Flux (one of the 3 lords; currently sleeping), the last is in the hands of Jaina Repellista Zahard (A princess that never climbed the Tower, uses the Opera to spy on the world).
If the 'Opera' ever appeared on the market, its price will be immeasurable, but looking at the current wielders, it's unlikely that it'll ever appear on the market.
Molic One P. GR
Sobriquet: Molic One
Height: 7m 39cm (Normally about 2m)
Position: All positions
The eldest out of all 3 lords.
If Zahard is the symbolic ruler of the tower, Molic One is of course the actual and most powerful ruler. Even among the 3 lords he is the most powerful and his influence rivals that of a family head.
His name, Molic One derives from Molic, the area he lived in and Molic has the meaning of 'the absolute.'
As his name implies he was once the absolute ruler of the Molic area, but under Zahard's conciliation he became one of the 3 lords.
He is said to have been a powerful warrior not even Zahard could take lightly but because that was far in the past, there aren't many records left to prove this. He is said to have been skillful with his giant halberd and could fill in any position but it would be more correct to say he fought thoughtlessly, not bound by position.
After he became a lord Molic has been faithful to his duties and has turned into a very gentle and dignified(?) ruler. But the charisma he sometimes shows during the rulers' conference is said to be more than enough to overwhelm all the other rulers.
Sobriquet: Flower Shrimp
Height: 1m 55cm
Position: Wave Controller
The family head of the Eurasia family.
Because she has the appearance of a young child and loves fancy clothing she was given the sobriquet Flower Shrimp. Her skills at controlling shinsoo are said to be the best even among the 10 great family heads. But while Poe Vidor Gustang, another family head, was a pioneer of shinsoo research, Blossom never showed much interest on the subject. (However, Blossom's capability on the battlefield is said to be above that of Gustang's)
It is said that Gustang was jealous of Blossom's talents and his jealousy can often found in Gustang's many works. In one of Gustang's earlier works it is written, "Blossom is one of the top wave controllers but she won't be able to teach you a thing. She doesn't even know how she does it herself," a snide remark at Eurasia. Because of this, in the tower, when a talented person feels jealous of someone even more talented it supposed to be 'like how Gustang sees Blossom.' (Later, this phrase comes to mean a man and woman with a bad relationship.)
If Gustang was a 'helper' wave controller that used shinsoo to aid combat, Blossom was a 'offensive' wave controller, using shinsoo to attack a target directly. Because the way she manipulates shinsoo is wild and unpredictable, even other family heads are said to have fled when she started using shinsoo.
Although her skills don't fall behind the other family heads, Blossom hasn't involved herself to the politics of the tower since the Great Journey and has never looked after her family or the tower floors she ruled. Because of this she received a lot of criticism from the other family heads.
Interestingly enough, Blossom and Gustang were once lovers but broke up after the famous Eurasia Enne Zahard incident (Enne Zahard is the child of Blossom and Gustang, and Blossom is said to have been against Enne becoming a Zahard princess). Afterwards the Eurasia family and the Poe Vidor family forbade all marriages between the families and have been very hostile toward each other. Also, the Eurasia main family is opposed to Zahard princesses getting chosen from their family (or it could mean Zahard princesses getting chosen in general, it's too vague).
P.S. Laure is from a branch of the Eurasia family. This family loves to sleep and is talented at controlling shinsoo
Po Biduh Gustang
Title: The Lonely Wave
Height: 1m 83cm
Position: Wave Catcher
1. Po Biduh Gustang is the Tower's most famous Wave Catcher and writer. Excluding the eccentrics within the Blacksmiths, he probably knows the most about the Tower.
2. Along with the glasses he wears to better see the flow of Shinsoo and an elegant brunette hair, he's actually quite a handsome guy. However, because of his quiet, reserved expression, most find it hard to approach him, so he's often the 'target of affections'. Blossom once commented on Gustang's good looks:
“Yeah, he's like an elegant, ancient book”
“...the same kind that make you yawn after reading.”
3. After splitting with Blossom, acting contrary to his appearance, he started to go out with different women. However, his greatest followers took his side and stated that he was acting up because the empty spot where Blossom once occupied was too big. Of course, when he went from a 'nice guy' to a 'bad guy', his popularity increased even more. (This is all an old story…)
4. The males of Gustang's clan work in a research group called the 'Research Association'. If they do not make it as members, they are eventually kicked out of the clan. Because it is a very powerful and exclusive group, the members enjoy high reputation and fame, matched only by the 'Chosen Children of Koon'.
5. Gustang and the Blacksmiths have a pretty close relationship. So much so that Macseth (The great father of Blacksmithing) and Gustang often get together to exchange stories. Because of this close relationship, there exists a rumor that says 'Gustang knows the way out of the tower'. Hearing this rumor, Urek Mazino once visited Gustang to learn the way to leave the tower. However, he left after a while with a headache and complained to Backryun, "It'll be easier for me to dig my way out of the tower with a spoon, than to learn anything from that guy."
6. Other than Shinsoo and the Tower, Gustang was highly interested in researching the 'Guide' Position. However, the topic of the 'Guide' is a highly taboo topic within the 'Research Association'. Perhaps it's because of his pride as a researcher that he doesn't want anyone else to take his research targets?
7. It's widely known that Gustang was both Blossom's greatest fan and hater. There are many stories floating around about the union of the two, however, most are fake. But it is a fact that a certain legal document exists in the possession of the sealed Princess, Anne Zahard, that contains a secret about the two...
Grace Mircea Luslec (FUG Slayer No.1)
Sobriquet: Heretic (Tiger Fish)
Height: 1m 97cm
Birthplace: 80F Mircea
Grace Mircea Luslec. The living 'god' of the most secretive and the most dangerous organization in the tower, FUG.
The objective of FUG is unclear, but it is a known fact that they hide in the darkest parts of the tower and corrupt people. Because of this, people call Luslec 'the god of devils' or 'the demon king.'
Luslec is said to have been one of the helpers that climbed the tower with 10 family heads, and it is unknown why that Luslec became corrupted enough to become the leader of FUG.
As you can tell from the rank, he is a superb warrior and the giant black hook he wielded is said to have pierced all.
FUG is sometimes compared with Wing Tree because of its opposition toward the 10 families. If FUG is a kind of 'religious order,' united under a single conviction, Wing Tree is a kind of 'social party' formed around a few select members. The two organizations have completely different natures, and some people are affiliated with both groups although FUG and Wing Tree do not get along.
The 10 families forbid their children from entering FUG and consider it their supreme task to eradicate the members, who hide in the remote parts of the middle area.
But this doesn't mean that FUG's influence in the tower rivals the 10 families. As long as the family heads have formed pacts with the guardian and manage the tower, FUG's influence cannot surpass the power of the heads no matter how strong it gets.
In spite of this, Luslec's rank exceeds that of some family heads because he is the one and only symbol of 'absolute darkness' in the tower.
Also, SIU made some stat cards for the Regulars, The translation were done by Greenanatoly and cleaned/typeset by Kroll (one of our members). I hope I'm not forgetting anyone in these credits. The cards can be downloaded here: http://www.mediafire.com/?rr4r14o5ctmudrr
Edited by ♫The Manta Rays-Alright!, 07 September 2014 - 02:34 PM.