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Chpater 67: "Shape of the Nation
(Or, something like that... this page by page guide is meant for summary only
. As usual, please wait for translations/scanlations to be available later
)Page by page summary:
: Ed wakes up in a brig cell in Briggs.
: A solder gives Ed and Al update... Falman is still checking out the tunnel and not back yet.. Miles is heading to the hospital because a State Alchemist named Kimbley is admitted there.. he was injured heavily fighting Scar on the train coming here..
: Ed ponders the news that Scar and Kembley are in the North.
Meantime, solders move Sloth to the shade where he will remain frozen all day.
After seeing that Miles gets in the car and tells driver that he's heading to the hospital to see Zolf J.Kimbley...
: Miles continues ... Kimbley, the one who massacred Ishvalans..
At the hospital, Miles reads the report and speak with Kimbley..
The report reads.. they did not find the bodies of Scar nor the other middle aged man from the separated train, meaning they are possibly hiding near by.
Miles tells Kimbley that they will take care of it, and Kimbley tells to hold it, that it's his job to find them, and tells solders of the North to stay away from this and concentrate on keeping the fort instead (his manner of speaking is kinda condescending here..
: Kimbley says.. "that Ishvalan is my prey."
For that Miles takes off his shades (showing his red eyes) and replies that the solders in the North aren't sissies to let the murderer run loose. The law at the North is "survival of the strongest" and "you snooze and you'll be done with." Then Miles gets back to Kimbley, telling him "what can you
do in your current condition. Shut up or I'll pull this 'life-line'.."
(Those are not exact words of what he said, but they just sounded good here this way..
: Miles continues... "we are supposed to take care of you. Stay behaved." and leaves.
Kimbley mutters.. "Ishvalans are amusing (or something to that effect.)"
Next to arrive was Raven, saying he got the news last night, and came ASAP. Says he was worried sick.
: For that, Kimbley shows the stones, and tells "you were worried about these."
Seeing the stones, Raven tells Kimbley to carry on the task. Kembley says "but I'm in this condition"
And Raven replies "no worry, I brought a doctor who can do Alchemy." And the doctor enters the room. Says Raven, "plus the stones, you'll be making a complete recovery in no time."
Meantime, back at the fort...
(BTW, on this page it says next chapter will be out on Saturday,
: Armstrong is by the hole made by Sloth, the entrance to the tunnel, as Falman and the investigating team comes back, reporting that it's huge... as large as small armies can pass, and it's endless.. they couldn't reach the end, so they decided to return. They request another shift of investigating team, and horses (so that they can cover the distance.)
: As they lift down the horses Armstrong orders Ed and Al to be brought down, and also orders horses for them and herself. Together they head into the tunnel.
: As they head deep into the tunnel, Armstrong orders Ed and Al to get off the horses, then orders Ed to tell EVERYTHING, as there are no other eyes and ears around this time.
Armstrong continues to Ed... "when that huge monster had appeared and I questioned you about it, you asked me to 'guess your situation'...
: Armstrong continues.. "With that you trusted that I would understand your predicament, and I will take that as your answer. You might have been killed giving such "avoiding" amswer.. yet that's what you chose to give as your answer. Because you had something you had to protect by not giving me the information, even with putting your own life on the line, some predicament you wanted me to understand... such as... 'hostage' .."
: Armstrong goes on.. "I don't need the lie or fabrication. Tell the truth."
Ed tells about them having his childhood friend, and automail mechanic, under watch, and asks Armstrong's help, (and tells her everything, I assume...)
(After listening to Ed) Armstrong goes.. "Philosophers' stone.. homunculus ..."
: Armstrong continues.. "King Bradley... the man called 'father'.. the military top brasses being infected.. "
"And hostages, as suspected.." chimes in
(I forgot his name here..)
Armstrong takes that and continues.. "childhood friend, Mustang's subordinates... We often did joint trainings with the East HQ. I know Havoc and Hawkeye well. I hate to lose them... want to do something to save them."
For that, Falman asks, "how about Colonel Mustang??"
Armstrong replies, "ah, yeah, him... whatever happens."
: Armstrong continues.. "heck, if he falls, that's one less rivals to worry about!!"
Ed.. "aheeee" Al.. "ganbare Taisa!!"
Back to the serious business, and Falman comments how cowardly and unfair way for them to take a girl as a hostage, and Aarmstrong disagrees that that's an effective means (of deterrent) for people like Ed, and she would probably do the same.
Then she turns to what to do next, and asks Ed and Al about their opinions as Alchemists about the tunnel.
: Ed and Al asks Falman the map of the Amestris, and a compass.
Ed.. "As I suspected.. this tunnel is not dug from Drachma. It probably is forming a circle around the country."
Ed continues.. "in Alchemy, a circle is an important factor, one that enables the circulation of the force."
: Ed asks to list past major incidents in the country that had many casualties, and they list them as Ed marks them on the map.
: Falman continues.. "and 1914, Reole uprising. ..massive casualties"
Ed... "In Reole, I exposed the false religious leader, and shortly after, I reported that to the East HQ, right?? Falman... "yeah.. the Eastern Army had been dispatched right away, and prevented the uprising."
Al.. "then why became such a terrible incidents!!??" Falman.. "The Central Army took over the control from us when they arrived Reole."
: Falman continues.. "The situation in Reole turned horrible after the Central Army had butt in and got rid of Eastern Army. I heard they watched as the uprising worsened, and done hardly any job to contain that."
As Ed gets teed off, Armstrong orders him to continue with the map, saying Ed getting angry now wouldn't d any good, and she doesn't have time to waste watching Ed sulking in guilty conscious.. And, Ed marks REOLE on the map (yes, we now have the official spelling!!!) and Ed connects all these places as Armstrong watches...
And, that the end of 18th page, and since that's the half of 36 pages, I'm gonna end it here for tonight!! (It's early morning, and I'm getting sleepy. ^^)
Hmm. I was going to skip the rest, but since I'm getting requests, here are really quick summaries of "what's going on" on rest of the pages.
: They connected all the locations, and found that loks exactly like the transmutation circle they found at the 5th lab, the one for making the Philosopher's stone!! (Yap, we can see the spelling of some cities in English on the map, including RESEMBOL!!
: Meanwhile, somewhere in a cabin, Marcoh talks... "Sometime before, I asked Envy, 'you're going to make philosopher's stone using this country, aren't you??' and he laughed and answered 'close, but not quite.' One time I told Edward 'you will see the ones behind the truth, and the further truth behind the truth'.. 'truth' means humans are the ingredients for the philosopher's stone, 'the ones behind the truth' meaning the ones who've orchestrated the creation of philosopher's stone, and 'the further truth behind the truth' is the creation of philosopher's stone by using the whole country...
But, that's not all... there are something more behind it.."
: Marcho asks Mei to help him understand the Scar bro's note by combining his knowledge and her knowledge of Rentanjitsu.
Meantime, back in the tunnel, Ed realizes that there is more, more than just the fact of using the nation to make the stone...
The oldest incident was in 1958 Riviela, right after the establishment of Amestris as a nation.
: Falman realizes that Amestris military had been involving in ALL of those incidents!!
Ed realizes that that started right from the establishment of the nation.
Armstrong adds that Amestris was a small nation in the beginning, but gradually added the area and spread the nation by taking over the surrounding small nations, just enough to make the circle on the map, efficiently, and effectively!!
: Ed and the gang realizes that the enemies, they are not using this country for their purpose, but they had created this country
from the scratch as the mean to achieve their goal!! And, they made it as a military nation because that was more convenient for them to achieve the goal that way!!
And Houghes probably realized this, about his nation being created as the mean to achieve their goal, right before he was killed...
: Ed recalls Envy's words griping about some taking that the current prosperity (of the nation) was achieved by themselves (hinting it was not..) ..
Armstrong does not like what they found out. According to the map, the next one, the only point that was left on the transmutation circle is Briggs!!
But, they get interrupted by the messenger.
: The messenger asks Armstrong to get back to the fort because they got a visit by Raven.
Ed asks Armstrong to trick and allure Raven into...(inviting in Armstrong as their ally, or whatever comes out of by tricking him...)
: Back at the fort, Miles greets Raven, and Raven asks Miles to show around the fort to the man behind him.
: That man turns out to be Kimbley!!!
Meantime, Armstrong chats with Raven.. that there was an attack by a monster that didn't die....
: Armstrong continues.. that she thinks that's a new bio weapon of Drachma. And, they also caught Ed and his brother on the same day, and they seem to know something but do not share the information. They are held in the brig, but they do not say a word about the monster bio weapon....
: While Ed and the gang listen to Armstrong's every word, she continues the charade.. that Ed and Al say they came to the North to research transmutation blah blah, and the real purpose is not quite clear, and they seem very suspicious.
She'd thought of torturing them, but since they are still children, and her being female, she can't have a heart to hurt children, and so far hesitating to do so...
For that, Buccaneer comments... " bwa!! 'as if!!
', Ice Queen!!" (well, he said something in that effect...
Raven seems to enjoy seeing that side of her, and comments about 'Briggs' North Wall' (=Armstrong) being soft on children.
Armstrong continues about her being in the age of could be having one or two children, but missed the chance (to get the mate.)
: Raven chimes in that she should be getting (proposals) from plenty of prospects ...
Armstrong continues the acts.. "I deplore getting old. I fear aging. That monster bio weapon of Drachma had a excellent body!! Immortal body!! As if the dream come true!!"
And Raven answers, "It is not the dream..." (it's not full translation, but you get the gist... )
: Raven continues.. "are you interested in (learning about) the 'perfect immortal army'..."
As Ed goes.. "He (Raven) bites the bait!!"
Meantime, Marcho asks Mei about "Ryumyaku" in Rentanjitsu.
Mei.. "Simply put... the earth itself has the 'ki'" "that's the force erupts from the top of mountain, then goes underground and nourish the ground"...
: Mei continues.. "another word, it's a underground river of the force. if you understand the entrance, exit, the flow of that force and use it, then by using the flow, you can be able to transmute to the remote location. and, this can be applied for everything.
Marcho.. "can be applied to human body as well??"
Mei .. "yes, for example, if you push here.." And Marcho goes.. "ouch!! You pushed me at the hip, and it caused me electrifying pain all the way to my toe!!"... (or something like that.. for better translation, please wait for the scanlation.
: Mei does another demonstration by pushing Marcho's neck, and that causes pains on Marcho's eyes.
Mei asks, "doesn't Alchemy use 'Ryumyaku'??" And Marcho answers that Alchemy uses energy from Earth's crust movements.
: Marcho continues that.. the fundamental formula of using that force was developed more than 350 years ago. and, according to the legend, the "Eastern Sage" has gave that (to Renkinjitsu Alchemists.)
But, Mei disagrees.... "but, it's different... I have been feeling this, that something is off and clearly realized it while at the underground at the Central... the force that runs underground.. it is not the force of Earth's crust movements... rather than that, it feels as if millions of people are crawling underneath. (that's not exactly what she said, but this sounds more dramatic!!
: Meanwhile, somewhere in the North (I think he's in the North, right??) Ho-ho papa calls out bunch of people's names, then
pulls out something
from his chest.
(I reckon those are the names of the "souls" a.k.a. the stones, he
pulled out from himself...
: The stones heading into the ground... caption reads... using many souls, what is Hoho-papa doing...
And, the next chapter comes out on Saturday, Feb. 10!! (Ah, the cliffhanger!!!! )
(And, that's it. I probably have typos and errors. I'll go over this and edit it later!!)
Again, the above "page by page guide" is meant for summary only
. For the "proper" translations, as usual, please wait for translations/scanlations to be available later
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- Yes, yes, Buccaneer
.. thanks!! *editing the post above*