I webt back and reread Shadi and Khara's arc again. Its so good. The main couple is ok but the relationship feels immature sometimes (they are kinda just 14 so). Probably we won't get much of Shadi and Khara anymore since their arc has wrapped up but I'd love to read a series about just them. Good for themmm
Some info that might help when you read this chapter, since this involved some history mentioned in this chapter.
Khara and Shadi: Third World Fair (ie 2nd world fair of London) was in 1862.
Thugees worship Kali, they see that their criminal activities, especially murder, as an offering to Kali
Jirou: was critically injured in Lüshun, Battle of Lüshunkou was in 1894, .Jirou must have been turned by Aria that year. So he joined the army probably when he was around 18 (1892)
Maoa: Everyone left for Yokohama when the war began, which means 1894
It does not look good for Ichika. You have to be on the verge of death to safely turned. Also considered that none of the interviewees cared about their past lives at all. Aria warnings about falling out of love after being turned could be very real.
Anyone can understand the below line spoken by Arthur? Especially the word "Barnett" was used. I read the RAW and I still do not know what a Barnett is. I cannot find any medieval weapons that is called "Barnett". However during the war of the roses, there is a battle of Barnet in 1471, with the year fit in Arthurs descriptions. (born in 15th century in Winchester) The war of roses ended in 1487.
The exact line spoken by Arthur:
Barnett て 深手 を 負 い, 古きものの きまぐれ に救われ た.
The way I translate is:
Critically Injured (from) losing (in a sword fight), saved by the whimsical old ones.
In Barnet critically injured (from) losing (in a sword fight), saved by the whimsical old ones.
Can anyone confirm that my guess is correct (Barnet is a place and not a weapon)
It really looks like it means "Battle of Barnet", not some obscure medieval weapon.
I don't know how on earth that i got the July issue on the 17th instead of the usual 19th. Anyway, just a few points I will add as semi-spoilers. I will not give more because I know the rest of you have to wait for scanlation to come out.
Sakuya is the final interviewee, as expected. Born in 1902 from a wealthy and aristocratic family, her entire family died in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, or Yokohama earthquake. She was dying until Alia and Jirou saved her.
Guess who has arrived in town? Yes, Ghika herself
Aria actually is spelled as Alia. Al-Kamil Ghika full name is spelled Alcamirl Ghika. I did not make these up. The artist actually put the names down inside the panels.
There are a lot of heavy materials on this chapter, so enjoy.