The Muzzle of Nemesis

mothy

⏤And punishment was passed down⏤

After the USE (Union State of Evillious) collapsed into dysfunction due to the Leviantan Civil War, the Tasan Party came to power in the country of Elphegort. When Nemesis Sudou, imprisoned for the murder of a judge of the Dark Star Bureau, was released with a pardon, the Tasan Party gave her a seat as deputy party head out of popular demand. After carrying out the mysterious disappearance of the actual leader, Gammon Octo, Nemesis became the Tasan Party’s new head. And after that, having gathered support both inside and outside the country, Nemesis and the Tasan Party finally got to where they could take over Elphegort.

Becoming a dictator, Nemesis commanded her troops to invade the Republic of Lucifenia. Elphegort was expelled from the USE for that act, but its troops didn’t lessen the invasion force, forming a military alliance with Beelzenia as well as Jakoku after gaining control of Lucifenia. Headed by Marlon and Holy Levianta, USE troops opposed them, planning a large scale siege around Elphegort. A neutral party, the United States of Maistia also declared its support for the various countries associated with the USE. Due to Jakoku declaring war on Maistia, coals for the fire of war came to expand all over the world. With Elphegort falling into a predicament thanks to the counterattack of the USE forces, they carried out at Supreme Führer Nemesis’s side development into a new weapon⏤determining the manufacture and deployment of the popularly named ‘Punishment’.

A prototype ‘Punishment’ released for a test run completely burned down the forest in the Southwest of Elphegort.

When the USE troops had liberated Lucifenia, a countless number of ‘Punishments’ were already aimed all over Evillious. The Golden Key that starts up its firing mechanism, ‘BLACKBOX’, is now⏤

Clutched in the hands of Elphegort’s leader, Nemesis Sudou.

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The Muzzle of Nemesis

01. master of the hellish yard

02. The Muzzle of Nemesis

03. The Last Revolver [Nemesis Version]

04. And Then the Girl Went Mad ⏤Ending Tale on a Moonlit Night⏤

05. The Journey of Two Mages ~Great Wall and Watchman~

06. Blink

07. handbeat clocktower

08. Flower of the Plateau

09. Bloodstained Switch

10. Watching Us

01. master of the hellish yard

Before my eyes is a rectangular black box
In the center of the black box is a small keyhole
A golden key goes inside the keyhole
That key is in the palm of my hand

Bloodthirsty wolves, dead who are skin and bones
Birds dancing in the red sky release strange cries that pierce my ears

Ah, I finally realized
That this place I find myself in now
Is obviously hell itself

Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma
Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma
I am master of the hellish yard, the destroyer of hell
This place that shouldn’t have existed,
The time has come to return all of it to nothing

The sin divided into seven, and weak-seemingly produced hell
Erasing that that is the mission given by me

If I put in the golden key, all of the stories will end
That final “boy” I’ll fire at the forest,
Its name is “punishment”

Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma
Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma
Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds
This place that shouldn’t have existed,
This blood smeared hell, “Evillious”, shall disappear

An assassin-turned-dictator, when she fired “punishment”
Someone said:

“Now we are all… sons of bitches”

Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma
Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma…

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02. The Muzzle of Nemesis

Sinful man
Come, repent

Hey mother, right now
I’m aiming the muzzle of my gun at a man
A son of a bitch who ruined many people
And filled his own pockets

For the sake of this man, I
Even killed the one I loved
And then I shot myself too, but
I couldn’t die

The time has come for my revenge, so
Come, repent

Hello and good-bye “Mr. Pere Noel”
Your house has been set on fire; select either path:
Will your brow be shot through?
Or will you burn up inside this hellfire?

Hey mother, any scoundrel
Should be granted a chance for atonement, right?

Therefore I said this to him: “Relinquish your fortune to me
“If you pay back the people from whom you stole everything, if you have just your life, I shall save you”

He replied
“I will never hand over my fortune to the likes of you”

You’re trash that can’t be helped huh?
Even so, repent

Hello and good-bye “Master of the Court”
A corrupted judge drowned in greed
Let mine and the people’s hatred wash over your body
Then sleep

Hey mother, you labored on your own
To raise me
I was born in a deserted house in the forest
I didn’t even know my father’s face

Hey mother, it seems father is
Already done for, he’s insane
He’s convinced the doll is my older half-sister
She had already sunken
To the dark bottom of the ocean long ago
I’m now his only daughter, but

Hey father, look at me
Look at me too!

Hello and good-bye… goodbye “My father”
The boss of hitmen, a corrupted judge
Hey mother, why would you love
Such a man?

With this it’s truly over
Let’s make everything end

This story of sinful evil
Farewell

Sinful man
Come, repent

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03. The Last Revolver [Nemesis Version]

Santa gave to me
A revolver with live rounds
I aim at you standing before my eyes

Goodbye, the one I love

If I could do it over
I’d want to go see the summer fireworks festival again
Just the two of us
Sorry, ‘cause I know
That such a thing is already impossible
Because from the beginning, everything between us
Was just too different

Beneath the cherry blossom tree
You met the “evil” me
You were on the side of “justice”

Even so, I came to like you

This isn’t my first time shooting someone
But this is the first time I’ll shoot while crying isn’t it?
Please, because it’s all my fault
Don’t make such a kind face

In spring we met and fell in love
In summer we made a lot of memories
On an autumn night we became one
In winter we marked the end of everything

The hammer raises, my finger on the trigger
My index finger trembles slightly
In the end I said “Sorry”
In the end, you…

If I could do it over
I’d want to go see the summer fireworks festival again
Just the two of us
Don’t worry, because I’m sure I’ll be able to see you soon
Let’s always be together
That’s something we always said, huh?

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04. And Then the Girl Went Mad ⏤Ending Tale on a Moonlit Night⏤

Shadows of the light; while becoming afraid
Inside their vanishing traces, I wait for my mother’s return

Avoiding fine weather, while secluded in this hut
Am I really still sane?

“Abandoned, huh?” “You’re abandoned”
Someone whispered
You’re wrong
Because something like being deserted
Can’t be happening to me, right?

Left all alone, I
Little by little quietly start to go mad
By the spare light of the great moon
I can’t be illuminated

Left all alone, I
Am beginning to forget both smiles and tears
The sole feeling left behind
Is overflowing wrath

When I awoke, I was always on my own
It’s so frightening I can’t sleep

In this room that’s covered in darkness as though painted out
I tremble alone

Unlock the door, unlock the door
No matter how many times I shout
That plea isn’t granted
Only the invisible twins’ voices
Resound

Left all alone, I
Little by little quietly start to go mad
Or maybe this really is
What my mother wants

Left all alone, I
Am beginning to forget both smiles and tears
The sole feeling left behind
Is overflowing wrath

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05. The Journey of Two Mages ~Great Wall and Watchman~

A female duo advances on a rough road
A lovely sorceress and her apprentice
Seeking the cursed sword, they came from the west
Ah, before their eyes is a long, long wall

If they passed that wall, it would be a short ways to their destination

The female duo draws closer to the wall
Standing there in their way is a lone man
Hey you foreigners! You should take your leave
I was given this order from our great king:

“No one except the people of our country passes through here”

The female duo left from the wall
They paint their hair black, the same color as the man’s
Feigning like the country’s people, they try to advance
But the man once again shakes his head

“The people of our country’s skin isn’t such a peculiar white”

The female duo left from the wall
They paint their faces with mud, the same skin color as the man’s
For sure this time, they try to advance
But the man again shakes his head

“The people of our country’s eyes aren’t such a ghastly color”

Don’t think badly of us, travelers
In order to protect this vast and great country
It’s necessary to have this wall and a watchman like me

Having lost her temper, the sorceress
Creates a wind, and the man blows away
The gates of the wall open, and when they proceed ahead
There’s nothing there, there was nothing

What that watchman was guarding,
What the heck was it, do you think?

A female duo advances on a rough road
A lovely sorceress and her apprentice
Seeking the cursed sword, they proceed to the east

Ah, before their eyes is a vast, vast ocean

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06. Blink

When this sapling has taken root
I think I’ll be more of an adult than I am now

When it’s grown extremely tall
Will I be alive?

Will I be alive?

When it’s grown many leaves
I think the world will be changing more than it is now

When it’s become a splendid, large tree
Will my sins be forgiven?

Will they be forgiven?

Even the span of a millenium
I think to you would be a blink

Surely, surely

I pray, to the base of this tree
For eternal peace

For eternal peace

-0494

07. handbeat clocktower

Smiling and sitting in a chair at the top of the clock tower,
Are you a demon, or are you my mother…?

The moving second hand sways, a normal spirit
Above the clock tower is justice or poison?
Each time I advance up the spiral staircase, a handbeat reverberates
Time and conflict, they strongly etch onto my heart

Hands that wallowed in greed and were sullied in sin
Who is the companion who should wield
The sword in the place of atonement?

A portrait of a girl that my hands drew that day
That faint memory was the beginning of madness
With seven nightmares, an abnormal evil that was
Brought forth by a lone woman destroyed everything

But because the correct way
Still hasn’t vanished
A dramatic Story <of Evil>
Is now drawing to a close

I won’t hesitate anymore, even if this is an unavoidable fight
Even if it comes to turning my sword on you
Smiling and sitting in a chair at the top of the clocktower,
Are you a demon, or are you my mother…?

Someone, someone tell me
What in the world is “evil”?

I have just one hope; my heart is so empty
That I’ve grown sick of despair

There isn’t much I can do, but
I tightly grasp my hands
And am always praying
For an end to this falling rain

Someone’s laughing voice resounds louder than the long hand’s sound
Now there’s only madmen in the Handbeat Clocktower
Someday time will pass, if the day we can laugh at this suffering comes
With my own hands I will write the true story

I won’t hesitate anymore, even if this is an unavoidable fight
Even if it comes to turning my sword on you
Rotting and sitting in a chair at the top of the clocktower,
Are you a demon, or a person who was my mother…?

-0494

08. Flower of the Plateau

There was a woman called “The Flower of the Plateau”
A lovely flower vendor, she was adored by everyone
Her peacefully comforting smile was surely an angel’s

There wasn’t anyone in this town who knew
That she used to be a harlot

When a young lord fell in love with her at first sight
Everyone rejoiced and blessed her
And wished the two many years of happiness

There wasn’t anyone in this town who knew
That she used to be a harlot

The day before the engagement, a man appeared in the town
An ugly, vulgar brute who leeched off women
Someone who knew the secret, someone who knew her past

⏤A flower absolutely must be pure⏤
⏤A flower absolutely must be pure⏤

Three years passed, and a boy appeared in the town
Who sought his mother’s love, even if that person
Was a dumb whore who cast him aside at birth herself

⏤A flower absolutely must be pure⏤
⏤A flower absolutely must be pure⏤

Isn’t it good for the “Flower of the Plateau” to be happy?
She must not pay attention, she has no need to pay attention
To the two dead leaves and such buried at the bottom of the well

⏤A flower absolutely must be pure⏤
⏤A flower absolutely must be pure⏤

There isn’t anyone in this town who knows that she used to be a harlot

There isn’t anyone in this town who knows
That she used to be a harlot but me…

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09. Bloodstained Switch

The one who pressed the switch,
it wasn’t me

This morning,
my kind father who I loved a whole lot
Turned into a pulpy mass of blood and meat pieces

The way Papa worked at the factory,
Watching that was so fun that
About every day I would come to visit him

Because the red switch
Is very dangerous
I obeyed the order
That I mustn’t push it

The one who pressed the switch,
It wasn’t me
The one who pressed the switch,
It was another me

I should try to be a good girl; though I decided to that extent
Why do you do things your own way?
Hey Doctor,
Papa’s death was really my alter ego’s fault

Didn’t the doctor say
That if I swallowed
The blue and white pill she gave me,
The switch wouldn’t come on?

The one who pressed the switch,
it wasn’t me
Before I knew it, the switch of changing places
Had been pressed

Ever since I was born, a girl who wanted to kill
Had taken root inside of me

The one who pressed the switch,
It wasn’t me
The one who pressed the switch,
It was another girl, so

It’s not my fault
It’s not my fault
It’s not my fault
It’s not my fault
It’s not my fault
It’s not my fault
It’s not my fault

So
Don’t inject me with that needle
I hate that needle!

-2012

10. Watching Us

It was a cold night
As we love such a quiet night,
We peek [below]

Although it’s a quiet night, there are rascals getting in the way
The ones crawling around [below], those rascals called humans

Humans never rest, they work even through the dead of night
The trains they run stand along that railway line
Today again two factories are always quarreling
Which of their smoke stacks’ smoke rises the highest?

The smoke they belch forth
Was inhaled into lungs
A boy selling newspapers collapsed from illness

The boy is poor, so he couldn’t go to any hospital
In the bed in his home, he clutches his chest, coughing

From his wooden apartment window, the boy
Was watching us

On the next night it seemed
That boy’s sister added on to her work
For her brother’s medical bills
Humans never rest, they work even through the dead of night
She chose a job in the cotton mill

Next to that factory was a paper mill
To compete today too they continue to belch forth smoke

The black smoke rises up high until the sky where we are
It turns to black clouds, and conceals the top of the factory

Because of the factory where the girl works
We can’t see

Humans gave us the name of [stars]
And they pray and wish, but

That doesn’t mean that we can cause miracles, does it?
From this sky we
Are only watching

The boy is poor, so he couldn’t go to any hospital
The girl works at a factory to pay his medical bills

The black smoke rises up high
Until the sky where we are

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Timeline

022

The birth of Adam Moonlit

The birth of Meta Salmhofer

021

The birth of Eve Zvezda (Moonlit)

007

The birth of Elluka Chirclatia (Clockworker)

BT 004

The birth of Irina Clockworker

EC 001

The birth of the “Twin Gods”, Hänsel and Gretel

The murder of Meta Salmhofer

The disappearance of the “Twin Gods”

013

The Levianta Catastrophe

014

Adam and Eve’s corpses are discovered

015

Outbreak of “The Seven Deadly Sins”

Held requests that Elluka search for the “Vessels of Deadly Sin”

113

The birth of Cherubim

136

The Venomania Event

137

The murder of Duke Venomania

138

With reincarnation magic, Elluka obtains Lukana’s body

147

Feudal Lord of Calgaround, Gilbert, is married

212

Asmodean secedes from Beelzenia

296

The birth of Banica Conchita

301

Holy Levianta is founded

325

The disappearance of Banica Conchita

399

The Kingdom of Lucifenia is founded

485

The birth of Riliane Lucifen d’Autriche

The birth of Alexiel Lucifen d’Autriche

491

The death of King Arth I of Lucifenia

499

The death of Queen Anne of Lucifenia

The rebirth of Michaela and Gumillia as humans

500

Lucifenia invades Elphegort

505

The Retasan Coup

The Hedgehog upheaval

508

The New Four Horseman incident

510

Lucifenia becomes a republic

531

The establishment of the Freezis Foundation

548

Elluka and her apprentice head East for Jakoku together

549

The Battle of Jagahara

558

Elluka and her apprentice leave from Jakoku

592

The new continent, Maistia, is discovered

593

The birth of Margarita Blankenheim

595

The birth of Lemy Abelard

597

The Lioness Burning Incident

609

The Toragay Epidemic

The death of Margarita

610

The Rolled Serial Killings

611

The Duel of Merrigod Plateau

Gumillia goes missing

776

Elluka goes to Maistia

Maistia declares its independence

The United States of Maistia is founded

822

The birth of Kayo Sudou

842

Elluka once again visits Jakoku

The Enbizaka Murderer scandal

878

The formation of the USE by the Treaty of Aishikeru

944

The birth of Gallerian Marlon

964

The birth of Nemesis Sudou

978

The Sinking of the Titanis

983

The Leviantan Civil War

989

Nemesis becomes head of the Tasan Party

993

Elphegort invades Lucifenia

Outbreak of the Great War in Evillious

998

A prototype of a new weapon, “Punishment”, is unleashed on the Millenium Tree Forest

999

ta eschata

thy
the heavenly yard

Presented by the heavenly yard
Lyric & Music: mothy
Illustration: Ichika

When I made the Third Period, I prepared four endings in this world. No matter what progress they would follow, either of the four would arrive in the end. That is the rule, and in practice it went exactly that way. It was the absolute worst ending among the four. Well, I was fine with that. But I wasn’t pleased with the fact that there is a part of this ending That was led along by a specific being. Intervention towards her ending would be a clear breach of the rules. Try as I might I can’t accept that.

So I intend to break a rule too, just this once. That might also be feasible, if I can borrow the power of Held’s successor. How would I do that? I am the Creator. Everything that the humans of this world can do, I can do too. That’s the short of it.

“Well, it’ll be your turn before long.”