Of the three higher elements, Time and Space are fairly simple enough to understand, if only because they’ve been covered so much in other fiction—time travel, teleportation, making things bigger and smaller, etc etc.
But even in the series itself, we’ve only ever gotten piecemeal explanations on what Mirage is, buzzwords like ‘perception’, ‘cognizance’, ‘fate’, and things like that.
So what does it mean when those concepts are active alongside the traditional foundation elements of Time and Space? That’s what I’ll be musing about in this theory.
(Contains spoilers up to Hajimari)
Continue reading The Mirage Axis →
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 →
This is the Beginning of the End…
It’s that time again, predictions for the next Kiseki game (and beyond) as we’re entering the final countdown to release.
Continue reading Yotaka’s hajimari no kiseki predictions →
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 →
In this theory, Latte argues that Swin, Nadia and potentially others are literally the fictional characters from the pages of III & IX brought to life.
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In a previous theory, I outlined how the 4 lower elements corresponded to the four aspects of tarot alchemy, which were: Fire to soul and spirit, Earth to physical bodies, Water to emotion and the heart, and Wind to the Mind and thought. One little hole in that theory was always how the higher elements (Space, Mirage and Time) fit into that paradigm. I originally looked at solving this problem through looking at older Western cosmology, with the four lower elements representing the terrestrial, sublunary spheres whereas the three higher elements belonged to the celestial, translunar spheres. Whilst I still believe there is a strong likelihood that this is the case, this time I would like to suggest an alternative paradigm which incorporates all seven in a slightly different way.
Continue reading Chinese Destiny and Sept Terrion →
Today’s crack theory is about the nature of Septium. What it is made of, how it is formed and some hints of where it might ultimately come from. In an attempt to answer these questions, I would like to direct the focus on a collectible novel series that is much overlooked: Back-Alley Doctor Glenn. This theory has been fine-tuned with the help from Alza from spacebattle as well as Yotaka from Falcom Romancia.
Continue reading The Nature of Septium →
Throughout the games, there have repeatedly been various indications and eventually, undoubtable proof that the Septian Church has been around since long before it’s supposed first appearance at the end of the Dark Ages. This theory shows the various evidence for such and then speculates the about the event which caused the disappearance and possibly almost destroyed the Septian Church.
Continue reading The Fall of Arteria →
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 →