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Episode 1 - Those Lined Up Before the Horizon
The only independent territory in the Far East, and where the main characters reside; an airship city.
There are two ships in the middle, flanked by 3 ships on each side, for a total of 8 ships, over 7 kilometers in length overall.
Generally a school, but because only students are able to participate in political and military affairs, such academies are heavily supported by their respective countries.
The academy which the protagonists attend, Musashi Ariadust Academy, has an age limit of 18 imposed by the Testament Union. In comparison with other countries’ academies, which essentially do not have an age limit, the situation is rather unfair.
The head of military affairs within the school
■Student Council President
The head of political affairs within the school
■Testament Union [“Sei-Ren”]
An organization established by the world’s superpowers, responsible for smooth conduction of history recreation. An abbreviation of “Seifu Renmei”
The stage of the story, and the only inhabitable area on the earth
Formerly called the Divine States, it was renamed to the Far East as a result of a certain disturbance.
It is currently divided into territories under provisional rule by each superpower
Refers to recreating the history recorded in the Testaments
Chosen as a means to return once more to the heavens that people once used to reside in. The Testament Union is primarily in charge of this.
The Far East’s representative country
Techniques related to manipulating the Ether within the air to create certain phenomena
A member of a Church that believes in God/the Testaments
■Earth Plate (Earth Pulse)
A channel where Ether flows, of notable size
■Ritual Shinto Spell
A Shinto ability that requires offerings (items/actions) to please the gods
A general term that refers to various types of communication/transmissions
A history book that records history from the former earth. Automatically updates every 100 years.
Because the updates stop at the year 1648, it is thought to be the end of the world.
The end of the world
■The Harmonic Divine States
A copy of the Divine States (now the Far East) created in another space to solve the land problems when mankind returned to the earth from the heavens.
Originally, people not from the Divine States moved here. However, due to a certain incident, the area collapsed and overwrote a portion of the original Divine States.
Episode 2 - Innocents at the Table
A member of the Provisional Council, an organization comprised of adults who have already graduated from Musashi Ariadust Academy.
Though able to influence the student council and the chancellor’s board, their words do not have any sway or authority to them.
A race of dolls with a soul residing in them; a servitory nature towards their masters is built-in.
Refers to a central pathway on the starboard side of the Okutama surface area.
There is a tombstone for a girl named “Horizon A.” who died here in the past.
■Harmonic Unification War
Refers to the war that broke out when the Harmonic Divine States collapsed, causing a war between the real world and the Harmonic World*.
Because the Harmonic World* won, the real world was divided, placed under provisional rule, and renamed the Far East.
■Nanboku-cho War (War of the North and South Dynasties)
Refers to the war recreated during the period of the north and south imperial courts, before the Divine States were renamed as the Far East.
Served as the impetus to the Harmonic Unification War.
Refers to the areas from the Harmonic Divine States that had overwritten areas from the real world.
Their appearance is that of a pillar of light, and the climate within the territories differs from the climate outside.
■Supernatural Events (Phenomena)
Incidents that occur due to a disturbance in an earth plate, such as being spirited away.
■Lost Nobles incident
One incidence of spiriting away. Characteristic to this incident is the “Nikyou crest”/”two-boundary crest” left behind in the area of the incident.
Refers to the former Italy that now rules over the Aki; in control of the Setouchi region.
■Armament of Deadly Sins (alt. Armor of Deadly Sins)
Weapons of mass destruction, created using the cardinal sins as a motif. They were developed in Mikawa, and distributed to other countries.
■Seven Deadly Sins
Desires or emotions that lead people to commit sin.
They are: Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust.
Used as the basis of the Seven Deadly Sins.
They are Gastrimargia (Gluttony), Porneia (Lust), Phylargyria (Greed), Lypē (Sadness), Orgē (Wrath), Akedia (Sloth), Kenodoxia (Vainglory), and Hyperēphania (Pride). 
 - The Original Eight Evil Thoughts, as listed by Evagrius Ponticus (4 BC), are as follows:
Γαστριμαργία (gastrimargia) gluttony
Πορνεία (porneia) prostitution, fornication
Φιλαργυρία (philargyria) avarice
Ὑπερηφανία (hyperēphania) hubris/self-esteem
Λύπη (lypē) envy/sadness at another’s good fortune.
Ὀργή (orgē) wrath
Κενοδοξία (kenodoxia) boasting
Ἀκηδία (akēdia) acedia/dejection (and the laziness that stems from such)
Episode 3 - Commandos in Town
■The Four Divine Matsudaira Kings
Refers to the four who directly serve Mikawa’s ruler, Matsudaira Motonobu. Members: Honda Tadakatsu, Sakai Tadatsugu, Ii Naomasa, Sakakibara Yasumasa
The territory of Shimoseki, currently under provisional rule, under the warlords Ootomo and Ouchi, as well as Spain.
■Gods of War
Large-scale humanoid robots that move through assimilating a person. Remotely-controlled types also exist.
Refers to the Oda clan. They, along with the Ottoman Empire, are the provisional rulers of P.A. ODA, located in the Kinki~Tokai region. Currently has an alliance with Mikawa, and in a state of partial secession from the Testament Union.
■The Song of Passage
One of the nursery rhymes of the Far East
(reproduced here in Kanji/Romaji/Translation from TAN, sans Olde Englishe)
Ikaba izuko ga hosomichi nareba
Tenjin moto he to itaru hosomichi
Goiken gomuyou toorenu totemo
Kono ko no too no Oiwai ni
Ryou no ofuda wo osame ni sanzu
Iki wa yoi nagi kaeri wa kowaki
Wa ga naka kowaki no tooshi kana-
Let us pass, let us pass
Where does this narrow path lead?
It leads to the gods in heaven
Your thoughts do not matter; you cannot pass
To celebrate this child’s tenth
I must make an offering with these talismans
The path out is pleasant, but returning is scary
Can I pass despite my fears?
■Weighted Atmosphere (Weighted Space)
A special space where the force of gravity or a load is increased
With regards to the Musashi, it is an organization composed of those who have graduated from the academy. It does not have any substantial political power, and can only provide opinions.
A dispute occuring between students. Teachers and ordinary citizens are not allowed to interfere.
■The Peerless of the East
Honda Tadakatsu’s nickname
■The Peerless of the West
Tachibana Muneshige’s nickname
Refers to the president of K.P.A. Italia
A full-body type Powered Suit
Episode 4 - Covert Ops Under the Night Sky
The only other armed group permitted by the Testament Union, other than itself. Activities are restricted to defense and escort work. Honda Futayo is currently serving as its head.
The clan located in the Setouchi region, which is currently under the provisional rule of K.P.A. Italia (former Italy).
■Noble (alt. lord)
Thought to be the origin of the “Lost Nobles” incidents. Perhaps humans are also…?
(the official site is vague about this)
■Nikyou Crest (JP lit. Two-boundary Crest)
A strange crest left in the areas where the “Lost Nobles” incidents occurred.
■The Genesis Project
A plan formulated to resolve the apocalypse; originally by Matsudaira Motonobu, Mikawa’s lord, the details are shrouded in mystery.
■Slicing Dragonfly (“Tonbo-kiri”)
One of the Divine Weapons; it holds a special ability - the target is cleaved by simply reflecting his image on the blade. Is able to slice not only physical matter, but phenomena as well. [this works by severing the existence of the owner of the name that the bearer of the weapon utters]
Special weapons that possess abilities; they have two levels of operation: normal drive and advanced drive, through with these abilities are activated.
■New Nagoya Castle; Atelier Matsudaira
A large atelier in Mikawa, with 4 earth pulse reactors and a central unification reactor that connects all 4 together. The Armaments of Deadly Sins were made here.
■Earth Pulse Reactor (alt. leyline reactor)
A reactor that extracts ether, and also refines Ether Fuel, one of many types of fuel.
■Ether (JP lit. fluid)
A key component of the world’s space/atmosphere; a substance that allows all sorts of phenomena.
The smallest denomination of ether
Episode 5 - Graduates Under the Moon
Tres España Heavy-class Aerial Gods of War. With wings expanded, it is roughly 10 meters long. Operated by means of assimilating a person.
■García de Ceballos
A famous postman in charge of the public post in Spain.
Refers to a melee-type fighter; in particular, one who speciallizes in close quarters combat
■Eight Great Dragon Kings
A common name for owners of the Armaments of Deadly Sins
■Lypē Katathlipsē / Λύπη Κατάθλιψη (Sorrowful Depression)
The Armor of Deadly Sins controlling “Sadness” (at other people’s gain)
In the shape of a gunblade; at normal drive levels, the target reflected on the blade is cleaved. At hyper drive levels, it releases a large-scale bombardment that almost seems to scrape off a large area.
The Divine Weapon, Slicing Dragonfly, is its prototype.
One of the abilities that automated dolls such as Kadzuno and the others have
It allows for the free control of physical objects, such as suspending them in the air, or launching them like shell projectiles.
A drive level that only the formal owners of Armors of Deadly Sins can invoke
Activating this consumes a large amount of Ether (Bless); however, this allows for an incredible display of power of the Armors of Deadly Sins, which have their own special abilities.
One of the drive force levels that Shinto Weapons and Armors of Deadly Sins have
Doesn’t consume as much Ether (Bless), but the attack power isn’t that high either.
■Central Unification Reactor
Refers to the central reactor connecting the other reactors
The ancient Egyptian author of the logismoi, which lists the Eight Concepts (Eight Evil Thoughts).
■Olos Phtonos / Όλος Φωτονός(Encompassed Yearning)
The Armor of Deadly Sins that governs “Envy”, and the OS (Operating System) that controls all the other Armors of Deadly Sins.
Another drive force level of Divine Weapons; allows the use of even more unique and powerful attacks.
The father of Tachibana (???), and the former “Peerless of the West”.
Episode 6 - Advocate at the Confession Grounds
An academy in K.P.A. Italia
The organization within academies that deals with military affairs
Provisional ruler of the Kinki~Tokai region in the Far East, composed of the Sengoku warlord clan, Oda, and the Ottoman Empire. Currently allied with Mikawa and in partial secession from the Testament Union
■Heliocentricism / Copernican Theory
The Heretical Ability used by K.P.A. Italian Galileo
Galileo is able to move at hyper-fast speeds around whoever has this cast on them [like our planets around the sun]
Because the movement speed is the same as the planet’s revolution speed, it is near-impossible to see him
■Engineering Club Meeting
A meeting between the members of the Musashi Engineering Club
A meeting between the lords of the areas under Musashi control
Episode 7 - Musashi’s Knights
The male heir to the throne
A return to secular life; secession from nobility
Located in Kinki, it is a sacred DMZ.
The ruler of the Far East, and is forever youthful. Is in charge of managing the earth pulses.
■Confrontation (alt. Duel)
In the case of student contention, there are many means of fighting, such as combat, debate, and so on.
Because in this world, students are representative of countries, there are also cases where a confrontation is international.
A female, heavy-type God of War controlled by Naomasa. It is made of many different parts and fragments of other Gods of War; Naomasa’s Mouse resides in it.
■Mouse (JP: Hunting Dog)
It is a sacred beast-type device that serves as an intermediate between its owner and the Shinto Gods whenever the owner uses an Ability. They have mass and volume, and a physical form.
These are actions or material objects offered to please the gods when using an Ability. Substitute offerings can be used in place of Ether.
■Bless (alt. Blessing)
A denomination that displays the amount of Ether used when using an Ability; one Bless, when converted, is 3,600 ATELL. These can be stored within the body, as well as other areas. [a human consumes 3,600 ATELL per hour of their existence, and meditation for a few hours creates storable internal Bless]
Refers to ether offerings that one can store outside his/her own body.
All churches have a storage vessels for this, and members of the same church share the bless within their respective stores. Such bless can be bought and sold with currency.
The nickname given to Shirojiro Bertoni by the Testament Union.
A knight serving under a feudal lord
Episode 8 - Ruler of the Land
A shrine located in K.P.A. Italia provisionally-ruled AKi.
■Olos Phtonos / Όλος Φωτονός (Environ of Affection)
An Armament of Deadly Sins that governs “Envy”. One of its features is control of the 8 other Armaments of Deadly Sins. It has also assimilated Horizon’s soul.
Basic rules and regulations that all students of academies must follow, as decided upon by the Testament Union
■Staseis Porneia / Στεησος Πορνεία (Embodiment of Lust)
The Armament of Deadly Sins that represents “Lust”
It does not have any offensive capabilities, but on normal drive levels, all attacks aimed at the owner will be nullified. On hyper-drive levels, the area of effect for nullifying attacks is greatly expanded.
■Geocentricism / Ptolemaic Theory
A heretic Ability used by Galileo, of K.P.A. Italia, it forces the target of this ability to revolve around Galileo at orbital speeds.
Episode 9 - The Summit’s Flower
■Traditional Dance(r) / “Shirabyoushi”
A kind of song and dance. Alternatively, a person who performs such.
■Westphallen Peace Conference (alt. Westphalia Peace Conference)
An international conference that occured in 1648 for a peace treaty to put an end to the Thirty-year War. The final writing in the Testament pertains to this. [more often referred to as the Westphalia Peace Conference in textbooks]
Episode 10 - Trumpeter at the Start Line
■Distintegration Field / Wall
A wall of light that surrounds the area where Horizon is held captive. Anyone who touches it will disintegrate. [the novel’s explanation is such: “It’s a self-activating shell-like wall with no hardness to it, but anyone who touches it will be analyzed and eroded by their greatest sin. The memory of their greatest regret will be reproduced, and if they cannot deny this, they will simply be ‘disintegrated’.”]
The mainstay of this era’s military formations, it is a densely-packed, rectangle-shaped formation, where musketeers surround pikemen. Composed of roughly 1,000 men, while it can be relatively slow in movement, its has high defensive capabalities. [additional reading here → Wiki]
■White Sand Enterprise / Shirasago Enterprise*
A Shrine-type brand of the Izumo Conglomerate (AKA IZUMO), the largest business entity in the Far East, which undertook the construction of the Musashi. It is a sponsor of the Asama Shrine.
* - this was mistranslated as White Sand Plinth in TAN subs due to the two kanji 代座 and 台座 being homonyms of each other.
A longbow, formed by the linking of two shortbows; made by White Sand Enterprise. Asama is an owner of one. Its power is comparable to the Ether cannon of a battleship.
A religion based around the Son of God [also the most common religion of the era]
■Techno-magic (JP lit. Magic)
An ability being practiced in secret due to its persecution in Europe. [Technomagi can refer to male mages, while Technohexen can refer to witches]
■Auspuff (DE-EN: Exhaust; lit. bless consumption)
For mages/witches, this refers to the amount of Ether Fuel used.
■EDEL Brocken (JP lit. “overlooking magic mountain”)
Mainly refers to a magic goods brand used by technomagi and technohexen.
Episode 11 - Musashi’s Mr. Impossible
■Argenté Loup / Lupus (JP lit. Silver Wolf)
Nate Mitotsudaira’s nickname. She also uses this as her nick in online chats.
■Argenté Chaîné (JP lit. Silver Chains)
A Divine Weapon used by Nate. It has its own conscious will, and expresses it through changing shape into words, and so on. During combat, it follows Nate’s orders, but can also act of its accord when she is in trouble; it has saved her many times before.
An original ability created by its user - once registered by the creator with the god he is contracted with, the owner will be able to use it.
■Yayoizuki, Kisaragi, Mutsuki (JP lit. third, second, and first months of the lunar calendar)
An Original Ability by Noriki: the first punch, Yayoizuki, nullifies the recipient’s defenses; the second punch, Kisaragi, allows his punches to strike anything. By using these two initial punches as an offering, he is able to punch anything he acknowledges, with the punch’s power increased due to the offering - he finishes it off with his last punch, Mutsuki. [basically, he uses two punches as an offering for the third punch to be a 1-hit-KO attack that can’t be blocked or avoided]
Episode 13 - Those Lined Up Above The Horizon
■P.A. ODA’s 5 Great Peaks
Refers to the members of the P.A. ODA’s primary attack force
The 4th is composed of two, so the group is made of 6 members; they are also referred to as “The 6 Demon Army”.
Tres España’s capital ship