|“||May the Light drive away all darkness.||”|
Like a robot, or perhaps a grim seraphim. His existence seems to have been whittled down to just the Holy See; he works with all his heart to maintain the world's light, but all people can see is his cold and elegant side. He fervently believes in the beauty of the world and aches for his former companions who fell into the darkness. Even so, Croissant ruthlessly defeats his enemies. Croissant rarely cares about how others might misunderstand him; his methods might be a little cold-blooded, but they are the best choice after long deliberation.
In French, the word "croissant" literally means crescent, like the shape of a new moon, which is why in some languages it is sometimes referred to as "new moon bread". Its curved shape and flaky crust are its biggest characteristics. As one bites through the savory, crispy exterior into the meltingly soft interior, the delicious richness of butter explodes on the palate. Indeed, a whole day of happiness starts with a croissant for breakfast.
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|Contract||Greetings. From now on, I shall be assisting you. I hope you use your power for good and bring blessings upon this world.|
|Log In||You've returned. It is the time when one should rest now. I suggest you do so..</ref>|
|Ice Arena||An icy temperature.|
|Skills||Return to the fires of hell.|
|Ascend||This feeling of warmth...|
|Fatigue||Master, you head back. I will be along shortly...|
|Recovering||I truly am useless...|
|Team Formation||Follow the light and you won't lose your way.|
|Knockout||I cannot... be corroded by the darkness...|
|Notice||Today's supper is ready. Don't let it get cold or you may upset your stomach. And if you do, don't come crying to me.|
|Idle 1||I wonder how that fellow is getting along over there...|
|Idle 2||I will never feel regret for something I've done.|
|Idle 3||...Where has Master run off to this time?|
|Interaction 1||Master, why are you so leisurely. Even though all your matters are being handled by me now, I still hope in your free time you can act a little more seriously.|
|Interaction 2||Master, why are you always like that fellow, so careless and clumsy.|
|Interaction 3||Master, if you feel bored, you can go out for some fresh air.|
|Pledge||From this day, would you be willing... to fight the darkness with me? I will take you by the hand and not let you lose your way.|
|Intimacy 1||You may have much work to do, but you should still look after your health, Master.|
|Intimacy 2||Sm-- smile? Uh... L-- like this?|
|Intimacy 3||Master, don't cause trouble. I still have much work to complete here.|
|Victory||Follow the light forward.|
|Defeat||I cannot... lose my way...|
|Feeding||Is today... a special holiday? Could I have forgotten... I will make a note of this day and certainly won't forget it again.|
|Tea Party Time|
|Obtainable through Wonderland Dream Trip and Treasures Abound event.|
- JP Contract: Good day. My name is Croissant, and I shall be serving as your Food Soul from today onward. I shall make use of my power and play a gospel for this world.
- JP Ascend: This warm feeling... I'm experiencing a growth, aren't I?
- JP Fatigue: Master Attendant, please go ahead without me. I'll also return as soon as I recover...
- JP Notice: The meal's ready. You'll hurt your lower back if you keep yourself in the cold, so if you'd like, please drink this and keep yourself warm. I don't want to hear you complaining later about having a stomachache because you didn't take any precaution.
- JP Idle 1: Do you know Lamb Chops? I wonder if he's doing alright...
- JP Interaction 1: Master Attendant, how can you relax while leaving your works to me? I hope you can have more awareness of your position.
- The klutz he's talking about in JP Interaction 2 is Lamb Chops.
- JP Pledge: From today onward, I shall be with you, holding your hand tightly, and fight back against the darkness. As long as I'm with you, I shall never lose my way.
Tea Party Time
This Story has been fan-translatedby collaborative effort.. Official translations will be added when they become available.
Following the afternoon sunlight streaming through the tree leaves, the temperature had become just right for a nap.
I leaned against the tree trunk and yawned. The warm sunlight and slowly approaching breeze made my eyelids heavy.
Unconsciously, the scene before me became pitch black.
The light itch on my nose made me sneeze uncontrollably. I rubbed the tip of my nose and looked at the guy slyly smiling before me.
Lamb Chops was still pinching his "Criminal Tool." I annoyedly smacked him and stretched out my hands afterwards.
Standing up on his own, he then wrapped his hands around my arms before I got a chance to speak.
"Did you have a sweet dream, Croissant? You were smiling just now."
I batted away his hands, continually messing up my hair. Subsequently, I poked at a wound on his shoulder which had yet to fully recover.
"What are you doing? Didn't teacher and Weisswurst tell you to properly rest!?"
"Ouch----stop it, stop it! Those two always make a fuss over nothing. It's just a small injury."
I couldn't help but feel worried seeing a small trace of blood on his bandage. However, the fellow before me wasn't concerned about it.
Suddenly, my eyes caught a glimpse of a black bump on his neck that seemed to resemble blood vessels.
"Ah? Oh this, Master Attendant said that this is just some Soul Power blockage. He’s already treated it, so I'll be fine in a few days."
"Hey! You're messing up my hair again!"
"Hahaha!!! Why are you getting all worked up? Scared you won't grow any taller? Don't forget! Beer told us that once a Food Soul is born, their form won’t change anymore! You'll never be taller than me! Hahaha!"
"You! Stop running--!"
Lamb Chops made some funny faces as he ran away. As he turned his head to look back at me, he accidentally bumped into someone we were all very familiar with.
"Lamb Chops, have your injuries healed? Did you make Croissant mad again?"
"Ouch ouch ouch. Beer, are your bones made of steel?"
Feeling somewhat helpless, I extended my hand and pulled up Lamb Chops, sitting helplessly on the ground. Then, I turned my head and looked at our teacher-- Beer.
As a friend of the school's principal, Beer is regularly invited over to give talks on history for everyone.
After he discovered there were some Food Souls studying alongside their Master Attendants in the school, he became our mentor on his own accord.
Apart from telling us how we can use our power, Beer also sternly advises us.
As beings not of this world, we possess power that shouldn't be used to commit heinous acts.
This power is granted by God so we can protect the world.
Beer was more of a friend to us than a teacher. As an elder, he thoughtfully told us everything about this world. As the beholder of a different kind of strength, he also told us how we should make use of ourselves, how to better use the power we have to protect even more people.
It was a time of despair.
Fallen Angels grew in number and the boundaries of life grew smaller and smaller.
But it was also because of these times that the existence of people such as Beer became far more precious.
I looked forward to the beautiful world he imagined after humans and Food Souls joined hands to expel all Fallen Angels.
This world is already considered beautiful. But it'll certainly become better under everyone's hard work.
Just as I about to tell Beer that Lamb Chops was ignoring his warnings and hellbent on not resting, a few chatting students passed by. What they were talking about caused me to freeze.
"Did you hear, did you hear?!"
"A village in the countryside was massacred by Fallen Angels and there wasn't a single survivor left."
"...Haa. Luckily, there are many Cooking Attendants in this city; otherwise, I guess that we'll also have to deal with these crises."
Lamb Chops noticed my hands were tightly clenched, so he gently patted the back of my hand.
Seeing Lamb Chops and I despondent, Beer patted our shoulders.
"Alright, this isn't within your control."
"And it's because such things keep on happening that we should find a way to solve this, isn't that right?"
Looking at Beer's warm smile, my originally troubled heart gradually returned to normal.
"If that's the case then, we'll arrange some Food Souls in the Holy See to clear any Fallen Angel nests near the village at regular intervals."
"However, the number of Food Souls in the Holy See is currently very low. Although everyone is more than happy to fight and protect this world, there really are too few people here.”
"What are you two doing?"
The sudden voice shocked us. When we turned around, we saw Beer behind us; his tilted head had a curious expression.
"We're considering how we can protect those villages and towns without any Cooking Attendants."
"Oh… How about you guys ask those like-minded companions of yours whether they want to join the Holy See? That way, their Master Attendants will be protected by the Holy See and there will be more Food Souls free to protect even more people."
With Beer's assistance, Lamb Chops and I slowly constructed the framework of the Holy See we know today.
The many members of the Holy See spread around Tierra are no longer the same as before; they shall no longer lament and weep under the destruction and pain brought forth by Fallen Angels.
"What...What did you say?"
Upon hearing Master Attendant's edict, I stared at him, as if in a daze.
With a warm smile, that benign old man walked down the throne and patted my shoulders.
"Did you know, Croissant? Ever since we ignored any opposition and persisted with Beer's arrangements, there haven't been any tragedies occurring in the outskirts ever since. I believe that one day, the Holy See will be able to protect all the children in Tierra under his leadership."
"But! But you're..."
"Child, I understand that you're confused why I'm abdicating. I'm already old and both God and I don't wish to see more and more people dying because of Fallen Angels."
"I can protect you till the very end!"
"I'm old. I don't know how long I will be of clear mind. Perhaps in the future, I may lose myself as pope due to old age and sickness. But Beer won't… He's immortal. And, there's also you, someone I trust very much. You'll help him and the Holy See, yes? Then, I shall pass the Holy See and the whole of Tierra to you all."
His old hands completely covered my hand. That warm smile of his caused my eyes to grow hot, and I trembled as I gripped the edict in my hands.
"He's the most suitable candidate. Go child, I believe all of you can usher in a more beautiful future for Tierra."
I know, Beer is the best candidate.
As a pope, one must be sufficiently magnanimous, be extremely knowledgeable, keep a collected head...
And have a sincere heart that fervently loves all life in the world.
And Beer, he loves humans a lot, and this land even more. By far, he is the most suitable candidate.
If not for him, the Holy See would have never achieved the results it has today under Lamb Chops and I’s hard work. "Ah?!!!! What?! Me me me? Po-Pope?!!!"
"Yes...You have to help me, teacher. You're the only person I can think of."
"But...isn't the candidate chosen by the pope you? Even if you’re not fit, can't Lamb Chops do it?"
"I'm afraid not. Other than you, no one can do this job."
Looking at his frantic appearance, I passed the edict in my hands to him.
"No no no no!! I'm a lazy person! How can I do such an important job ?!!! No no!"
"Even if my adorable students give me puppy eyes, I'm still not up for it --!!"
III. Path of Change
Beer couldn't accept the edict. So, he took advantage of the late night and left the capital, leaving a letter behind; he temporarily handed everything over to me to manage.
I was overwhelmed with all of the busy tasks, but Lamb Chops is always by my side to help out.
Everything seems to be progressing well.
As the Holy See's saint, Fondant Cake's healing power brought light to people harmed by Fallen Angels in these times of despair.
Although she's always bickering with Lamb Chops, I know that even if the two of them didn't say it, they greatly cared about each other. Just like how they cared about me.
We're the best of companions, with many allies that share a common goal.
"Croissant! That bastard Lamb Chops went out even though he's covered in injuries! Why didn't you keep an eye on him!"
“If you're worried, why don't you tell him yourself."
"Who would get worried about him! That dummy! If he dies out there, I'm not gonna save him! Moreover… he won’t listen to anyone other than you."
I supported my chin using my hand and looked at Fondant Cake, her face filled with fury. I couldn't help but sigh and pushed the documents in my hands to Fondant Cake.
"Alright, I get it. I'll go and advise him. I would like you to distribute all of these to the others."
"You can let me handle it. But, you need to rest, it's been a long time since you got a good night’s sleep."
"I'm fine." As Fondant Cake was about to turn around and leave, I suddenly called out to her:
"Hmm? What's wrong?"
"I want to thank all of you for believing in me. If all of you weren't here, I don't know what I would do."
"...What's there to thank. More importantly, the person you should be thanking isn’t me."
I knew what she meant.
That person who had always stayed by my side, gave his all to help me, and has always trusted me from the very beginning, he’s the one I should thank the most.
I gently opened the door. Lamb Chops was sound asleep on the bed and didn’t have his usual stubborn look. Instead, it was much more gentle.
His neck, arms, and almost everywhere else were wrapped in thick bandages.
To a Food Soul, our injuries heal quickly, but even with this recovery rate, there were still innumerable scars all over his body that didn’t fully heal in time.
Just before I could feel sad about this, this fellow, who can’t even sleep properly, kicked the blanket on him, causing half of it to fall onto the ground.
I helplessly picked up the kicked blanket, and helped cover him with it. But the instant I moved closer, he tightly clasped my hand.
Upon opening his eyes, the worry in them scanned over me. I've never seen him look so perturbed.
"It's me, Croissant. What's with you?"
Once he saw that it was me, he quickly hid his emotions and revealed his usual irksome smile.
"Ah, so it's you. I thought it was one of my secret admirers."
"Are you really ok?"
"Why would I have any issues?"
It was a long time afterwards that I came to regret not scrutinizing him further.
Lamb Chops’s transformation into a Fallen Angel was unexpected.
I didn't believe what they said and rushed to where he was.
In the past, he used to smile every time. But now, a ferocious expression appeared on his face. His once warm and happy eyes now invoked a sense of bone-piercing cold.
His lips exposed jagged monster teeth, and he seemed as if he were about to tear apart the enemies before him. As for his enemies… they were us.
"What's wrong with you, Lamb Chops! Wake up!" But now, Lamb Chops failed to recognize us. His bloodshot eyes sent shock waves to me. In front of me, Fish and Chips and Pretzel blocked me and their expressions were rather serious. Cold sweat dripped down their brows from the intense fear.
"Back off, Croissant. He no longer recognizes us."
We managed to save Lamb Chops's Master Attendant and shielded him behind us. His body was drenched in fresh blood, and the ground was littered with the corpses of nuns and priests.
Lamb Chops vengefully gazed at us with an unfamiliar look.
"Lamb Chops! Do you still recognize us?"
I tried to wake him up. However, it was almost as if he couldn't hear my voice. The expression on his face was more of a Fallen Angel’s than a human’s.
"Croissant, Lamb Chops has already completely turned into a Fallen Angel. He can't recognize us...we can only…"
I looked at his Master Attendant and suddenly couldn't react after hearing his words.
"He… why did he.."
"Perhaps a Fallen Angel transformation seed was left behind in his injuries when he was attacked by Fallen Angels back then…"
The grim scene in front of me gave me a strange sense of despair. Dark purple flames, burning with an uncanny light, erupted all around him. His body exuded a terrible aura that caused everyone to move a step back.
"Croissant! You can't hesitate any longer!"
My bitten lips welcomed a sharp pain; I turned back after regaining my senses. I looked at Lamb Chops, whose body was burning with Soul Power, standing in front of me, and before I could open my mouth…
Lamb Chops, who’s already lost himself completely, struggled to face me. Stumbling, he walked towards me.
Fish and Chips looked at him with surprise. He hastened his footsteps and ran towards the bloodstained Lamb Chops. Even Pretzel looks more relaxed.
To both them and I, not having to fight Lamb Chops is the best ending…
Fish and Chips supported the staggering Lamb Chops, on the verge of kneeling over on the ground. Lamb Chops was murmuring something, bewildering us.
All of a sudden, Lamb Chops broke free from Fish and Chips and exploded into thick flames. The purple flames devouring his Soul Power flared up with a terrifying black color, before attacking the bishop behind me -- Lamb Chops's Master Attendant.
Pretzel, standing near the bishop and responsible for protection, clearly didn't expect that his former best companion would actually do something like this. Unprepared, he raised his hand and planned to absorb the damage.
Under everyone's frightened eyes, Fish and Chips fell onto the ground.
He helped Pretzel to absorb a large portion of the flames.
"KILL HIM! KILL HIM !!! KILL HIM AHAHAHAH--"
"Croissant... Lamb Chops has already...only you can stop him...please, attack him."
I saw the sadness within Lamb Chop's eyes. Behind me, I shielded my injured companions and those I wanted to protect.
"HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!! ANYONE COULD BETRAY THE HOLY SEE!! BUT HE'S THE ONLY PERSON THAT WOULDN'T! WHAT ARE YOU SAYING CROISSANT!"
Distressed, Fondant Cake's grabbed Croissant’s collar. Though she's usually stubborn, her eyes were now swollen.
On her table, she still had a small stick figure Lamb Chops drew to prank her.
It was only a few days.
It was only a few days of going outside.
That guy, who cared about the Holy See and Croissant the most... why would he betray them.
Silently, Croissant let Fondant Cake vent her anger. Her hands were already causing bruises as she tightly clenched his collar.
"Anyone can not believe him, but how can you not...Why didn't you believe him...why didn't you...why didn't you…"
Fondant Cake slowly kneeled down and her shoulders sagged in disappointment.
"Everyone was looking at me. He hurt Fish and Chips and killed many people. If I didn't attack him, the others definitely wouldn’t have had a chance to escape."
Though Croissant’s voice is always cold, there were some signs of affirmation within it now.
"I don't believe he'd turn his back on us. He wouldn't. Never."
Fondant Cake looked and froze as she saw Croissant tighten his brows.
"I suspect that somewhere in the Holy See, something terrifying is happening...in some places we don't know about."
Fondant Cake wiped away the tears left in her eyes. She stood up and took a deep breath.
"Indeed, now that the Holy See has become bigger, I've heard some strange rumors when I went out."
Croissant slammed his fist on the table. The blood veins in his neck bulged from him tightly gritting his teeth.
"I'll never let those bastards go scot-free. Fondant Cake, I need you to help me."
Not long after, the Holy See's saint became dissatisfied with the current pope and had an intense argument with him. She then left the central Holy See and headed towards another branch in a developing kingdom.
Meanwhile, the current pope took on a new, more tender saint from elsewhere.
In the deep night, a figure draped in dark robes hurriedly entered a not so large church.
Standing before a statue of God, Croissant looked at it, somewhat lost in it. He only came back to his senses when the person behind him patted his shoulder.
"Croissant, I've uncovered their tracks."
Croissant looked at Fondant Cake as she passed some intel to him. His breathing suddenly stopped and he tightly clenched the intel in his hands. He then stiffly smiled.
"They were very careful in hiding themselves. Coupled with Champagne's help, if I didn't leave the central branch of the Holy See and let them lower their guard to me, I don't think I could’ve uncovered their tracks."
"It must be hard on you. As for what's next, that's my job."
Croissant donned a large and wide robe and turned behind to leave the Holy See via the backdoor. At that moment, Fondant Cake hesitatingly called out to him.
"You'll bring him back right? The Holy See will return to the way it was before, right?"
Croissant didn't reply to her. He raised his hand to cover himself with the large hood of the robe, shrouding his entire face in shadows.
He exited the church, looking up at the murky color of the sky as the wind and rain came.
He didn't dare tell Fondant Cake; even if he tried his hardest to dig up the truth, there's no way to fix what’s already been broken, and return back to those beautiful times.
"I'll definitely make them pay for what they’ve done."
|This Artifact has not been released yet! More details will be added once it has.|
|Togi Node I - Crit Rate|
|Adds a basic skill with 20% trigger rate: attacks the highest-ATK enemy, dealing |
35 (46,58,71,84,99,117,139,166,200)% ATK as dmg
|Each basic skill cast will charm the other two highest-ATK enemies (three units total, but the bonus charm effect has a |
10 (10,9,9,8,8,7,7,6,6)s CD), lasting 3s. Also heals a random ally for
0.7 (0.92,1.17,1.42,1.69,1.98,2.34,2.78,3.32,4)% of max HP.
|Each basic skill cast will reduce Atk Spd for the two highest-ATK enemies by |
1760 (2321,2937,3554,4226,4955,5852,6973,8318,10000)pts, lasting 5s (10s CD)
|Togi Node II - HP|
|Makes self immune to silences. Each basic skill cast will restore |
0.7 (0.92,1.17,1.42,1.69,1.98,2.34,2.78,3.32,4)% of max HP for all allies, with a
7 (9.2,11.7,14.2,16.9,19.8,23.4,27.8,33.2,40)% chance of giving all allies invincibility, lasting 4s (12s CD for invincibility)
|Makes self immune to silences. For each basic skill cast, if the nearest enemy's HP is higher than 80% of max HP, that unit will take |
0.8 (1.1,1.4,1.7,2.1,2.4,2.9,3.4,4.1,5)% of max HP as dmg. If at or below 30%, that unit will take
3.5 (4.6,5.8,7.1,8.4,9.9,11.7,13.9,16.6,20)% of missing HP as dmg (not applicable to large Bosses)
|Makes self immune to silences. Each basic skill cast deals |
0.3 (0.4,0.5,0.7,0.8,0.9,1.1,1.3,1.6,2)% of current HP as dmg per second to the enemy with the highest HP %, lasting 5s (not applicable to large Bosses,
12 (12,11,11,10,10,9,9,8,8)s CD, and will not take effect if target HP is below 40% of max HP). Deals
10.5 (13.9,17.6,21.3,25.3,29.7,35.1,41.8,49.9,60)% ATK as dmg per second to the two enemies with the lowest HP %, lasting 3s
|Togi Node III - Attack|
|Every 15s, boosts own skill dmg |
7 (9.2,11.7,14.2,16.9,19.8,23.4,27.8,33.2,40)%, lasting 5s
|Every 15s, boosts skill dmg for nearest two allies |
10.5 (13.9,17.6,21.3,25.3,29.7,35.1,41.8,49.9,60)%, lasting 5s
|Reduces dmg received by nearest two allies |
5.2 (6.9,8.8,10.6,12.6,14.8,17.5,20.9,24.9,30)%. Every 15s, boosts dmg for nearest two allies
5.2 (6.9,8.8,10.6,12.6,14.8,17.5,20.9,24.9,30)%, lasting 5s
|Togi Node IV - Crit Dmg|
|After casting a skill, deals |
22.4 (29.6,37.6,45.44,54.08,63.36,74.88,89.12,106.4,128)% ATK as dmg to the nearest enemy
|After casting a skill, if the nearest enemy's HP is below 60% of max HP, then you deal |
31.6 (41.7,52.8,63.9,76,89.1,105.3,125.5,149.7,180)% ATK as dmg to that unit
|After casting a combo skill, all allies will recover |
14 (18,23,28,33,39,46,55,66,80)pts of energy and their ATK will be boosted
10.5 (13.9,17.6,21.3,25.3,29.7,35.1,41.8,49.9,60)%, lasting 7s (18s CD for ATK boost)
|Togi Node V - Crit Rate|
|Makes self immune to charms. After Croissant casts a skill, he deals |
14 (18,23,28,33,39,46,55,66,80)% ATK as slaying dmg to the nearest enemy. If the enemy's HP is below 8%, he/she will be instantly killed (3s CD for this effect, slaying dmg not applicable to units with immunity to slaying). Also deals
10 (13,17,21,25,29,35,41,49,60)% ATK as dmg per second to the nearest three enemies, lasting 3s (6s CD for this effect)
|Makes self immune to charms. For 8s after Croissant casts a skill, ATK will be reduced for all Strength enemies |
8 (11,14,17,21,24,29,34,41,50)% (12s CD), and Croissant will deal
10 (13,17,21,25,29,35,41,49,60)% ATK as dmg per second to them, lasting 3s
|Makes self immune to charms. After Croissant casts a skill, there's a |
3.5 (4.6,5.8,7.1,8.4,9.9,11.7,13.9,16.6,20)% chance of him using 30% of his max HP to resurrect a random ally (20s CD, not applicable if Croissant's HP is below
90 (89.3,88.6,87.8,87,86.2,85.1,83.7,82.1,80)% of max HP). Croissant also gets
3 (4,5,7,8,9,11,13,16,20)pts of energy after each skill cast and heals the ally with the lowest HP % for
1.4 (1.85,2.35,2.84,3.38,3.96,4.68,5.57,6.65,8)% of the ally's missing HP