@DMC-Tornado There is a decent explanation for why the temples don't communicate, they physically can't. Blue priests and shrine maidens cannot use magic, so that rules out ordonnanzes or creating their own magic letters. Other magic tools to communicate would need to be purchased from noble society, and that wouldn't be cheap. And unless Ehrenfest is unique, it appears that even the HB doesn't travel outside the duchy. Apart from messages and orders relayed via the Aub, each temple is cut of from everyone else except via rare events (such as when a bunch of priests were called to Sovereignty). Even the Sovereign temple itself is likely in an information bubble, though it appears those priests do have an ability to socialize and information gather within certain circles. There is a decent possibility that there are no temple priests at the academy itself, they may need to be teleported there for ceremonies.
There was an awful lot of "animating" of the beasts here, which I thought in the text it was said they didn't do. Obviously it's more visually interesting if they do, tho. Wonder if any of the FVF, ex-Ahr nobles have dolphin high beasts, and if they do do they sort of sit on the ground before they take off or do they float above the ground even before they take off?
"U-Um, if we can not touch the shrine, then we won't be able to put the chalices on them to fill them with mana, will we? How will we get around that? Could you make an exception for that one case?"
We could always get Ehrenfest to send over a mana-conducting carpet, but unless we could actually touch the chalices, we wouldn't be able to offer up our mana.
"No, no. We must accept that our hands are tied."
This dialogue has been confusing me for the past two weeks; I think all that needs to change is the first sentence that is setting up the relationship "can't touch the shrine" -> "can't put the chalices on them." In the end Rozemyne places her chalice on the shrine with no hesitation or negotiation. The problem that has to be overcome is she can't move the Sovereignty's chalices to where the mana will flow, rather than simply placing a chalice as she eventually does.
If the text is adjusted to be more clear that Rozemyne can't use the existing chalices, the "Well, I guess I can make my own" -> "You can!?" dialogue makes a lot more sense.
@kuali nah nah, not the shumil circles but the clothes protective circles. Even if Ferdinand & Hirschur improved the protective circles it's not an entirely unreasonable assumption that out of an entire dutchy... especially with Georgine wanting Ehrenfest... that a recreation of the old protective circles would show up.
More unreasonable is someone pulling Raimund aside & getting him to work on em for psudeo mass production. But something like a new Georgine & loyal knight commander (kamikaze fighter) war outfits would be a pretty deep buried checkov's gun.
After a lot of questioning on how a girl so used to bowing before blue priests and not doing anything crazy with Georgine during the P3V4 visit is so catastrophically bad when talking to Anastasius in Year One, we find out our answer: Rozemyne has been intentionally attempting to commit treason for years now, and it is only after a particularly "interesting" comment about Egglantine that she finally gets her wish made reality and has another run at the mind reading device.
In a side story we discover what was in the book with "relatively modern language" in the Forbidden Archive: it is The Tale of Two Cities, and the Princes have not figured out it was left by a previous Zent ages ago and is completely irrelevant to their search.
Have you ever noticed we've never seen Ferdinand and Traerqual in the same place? The truth is it's the same guy, he's just been wearing a wig half the time. And you thought he was really in his early 20s!
The longest part is P2V1-5 at ~19k words comprising 5 chapters: The Reality of the Orphanage, Discussion with the High Priest and My Resolve, Secret Talk with the High Priest, Cleaning Up the Orphanage, Ideas for New Products
The next biggest are P1V3-8 at 17k words, and P3V5-7 at 16.5k.
Switching places for a day (Rozemyne POV) happens in P3V2-5, but its "only" 13k words. The part with WIlfried's POV is 9.7k.
The shortest parts are P3V3-7 and P3V2-2, both at 7.3k. P3V3-7 has the chapters Door of Judgement and The Execution. P3V2-2 has The New Orphans, The Orphans’ Treatment and Investigating the City.
"Goddess of Marriage" -> "Goddess of Binding"
"Grant me your shield of Wind, so that I might blow away those who mean to cause harm." -> "Grant me your shield of Wind, so that I might blow away those who mean ill."
There are a few other small grammatical touchups, but overall there are relatively fewer changes in this volume's update compared to the others.
Edit: P3V5 was also updated today. But all of the changes are truly minor, or already mentioned for an earlier volume (e.g. Goddess of Binding)