Nayuta no Kiseki occupies an odd place in the Kiseki series, and fans tend to think of it as an enjoyable outing but not part of the same world as the ‘mainline’ Kiseki storyline. This theory builds on my previous theory (posted to this site under the title ‘The Wizard of Ouroboros’) and includes new hints from Hajimari no Kiseki.
Please note this post includes endgame spoilers for Sen IV and Nayuta as well as partial spoilers for Hajimari.
Continue reading To the ends of the Earth
Today’s theory delves into the history of Erebonia as well as real world occult symbolism which I attempt to connect with the lore dumps in Cold Steel 4. All of this to take another potshot at the Holy Grail of Kiseki Crack: the identity of the Grandmaster.
Continue reading The Alpha and the Omega, another Grandmaster Theory
Four lower elements and four kingdoms represented by four beasts. In today’s theory, I link the Holy Beasts and the societies they watch over to visions of the Hebrew Prophet Daniel.
Continue reading The 4 Kingdoms and their Beasts
Continuing from my last theory, “Defective Gods”, this time I look at the abstract nature of the higher elements. Previously I argued that the lower elements correlate to the metaphysical components of man. Here, I build on that to argue that the higher elements should correspond to “beyond man”, namely God, which I then use to define the would-be Sept-Terrion of Time, the Unbound.
Continue reading Zemuria’s Darkest Day
Note: This theory is based on a conversation I had with Latte in the Falcom Discord server and the idea that the four lower elements are based on tarot alchemy is his.
1200 years ago a single event shook all of Zemuria leading to the loss of the Goddess’s Treasures and a collapse of their advanced civilizations. In all known cases, immediately after the Great Collapse, the Tribes lost control their respective Sept-Terrion. Here, I show the connection between Tarot Alchemy and Erebonia’s Treasures and then use that connection to argue why they lost control of them, which I then use to make a prediction on how the remaining tribes of the lower elements lost control of theirs. Continue reading Defective Gods
In my last theory, The Eyes of Ra, I focused mostly on connecting the Arc en Ciel play from Zero no Kiseki to the potential Sept-Terrion(s) of Calvard, and at the end, I briefly brought up that Calvard comes from the latin calvor meaning “to deceive” making Calvard the “Land of Lies”. Hell, even the emblem, a leaf blocking the sun, could be a metaphor for obscuring the truth. This theory reviews the connection between the name of each country and the themes of the stories told in them while making a set of predictions for the Calvard arc based on this link.
Continue reading Land of Lies
Calvard and the East have been synonyms since the series’s inception. This connection was first evoked by Zin and Kilika’s attires and fighting techniques, then further bolstered by Crossbell City’s East Street. When discussing Calvard, we always tend to look at the Far East. Aren’t we, as Hellseye47 suggests in the following theory, overlooking another region named the Middle East? Come on, we’re going to Egypt.
Continue reading The Eyes of Ra