It's that time again, when the translation of the latest Index volume is nearly complete and there is a lot of information to be added to the wiki. As usual, edits regarding newly released novel content are prohibited until the novel is fully translated. Given the current rate of progress, it won't be all that long before we are permitted to add stuff from NT13, but before then it'd be a good idea to discuss and plan some of the additions that are going to be carried out and get a rough idea of what is going to be done, how it's going to be done and who is interested in doing it (so we don't inadvertently thwart one another's efforts (after all, it can be annoying when you put a fair amount into something only for it to have turned out to have been for naught), and can cooperate to achieve the optimum result).
List of existing subjects in NT13 requiring revision and expansion:
This time around, things are probably going to be easier regarding the name of the story arc covered in NT13, given the names mentioned in pre-release material (Gremlin: Magic God Invasion Arc or just Magic God Invasion Arc). Depending on the circumstances, a little bit of adjustment might be required, so a little discussion might still be needed on the subject (though probably not much).
Magic God Invasion Arc
High Priest Arc
Magic God High Priest Arc
If you have any suggestions for the lists, or any ideas/plans regarding NT13's additions, please suggest/mention them below.
Also, if you are interested in doing some of the NT13 work or have made plans to (or think you will do some spontaneously), please let us know below so notes can be made on the list and others made aware, in order to avoid any inconvenience.
Note: One other minor request and I'm sorry if I'm being a bit intrusive here; if it's OK, could any contributors making NT13 edits please try to avoid rushing ahead, check your work when you submit it and avoid being too flowery/purple with your summaries. Apologies if this comes across a bit irritating, but it means less work and fewer problems for others later and it would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: No more suggestions so arc name poll below.
Time to finalize the name we're using for NT13's arc. Make your choice.
Edit: Poll concluded but kept here temporarily for archiving purposes.
Not sure yet, though the Japanese atwiki lists the Toaruverse's Time Theory among the subjects covered by NT13. I haven't found out which particular aspect of temporal theory yet, but I suspect it might be something that is covered during explanation of World Rejector.
Magic God Invasion Arc for this arc and the overall "saga" is the Magic God Arc which was mentioned like in NT11, right? By the way, I'll just add a few of chronological stuff with those irrelevant characters/side characters that appear in this novel like Kuroko and Uiharu.
Inept Wiki User wrote: Not sure yet, though the Japanese atwiki lists the Toaruverse's Time Theory among the subjects covered by NT13. I haven't found out which particular aspect of temporal theory yet, but I suspect it might be something that is covered during explanation of World Rejector.
By the way,
OH&S has said something about it on AnimeSuki:
So Debi posted the review of NT13. I'm using Google Translate to check it out and it looks like Time theory on Index's world was already touched before on the PSP fighting game. I guess it makes sense since that game had time travelers. I'll post the explanation here:
Time is described as "a single string and a myriad of pins". The string is the stacked history until the present. The pins are the multiple choices/possible futures. Time flow can be represented by taking the string and hooking it to a pin. Then to another pin. Then to a third, etc... Something like this:
Parallel timelines/worlds like the ones in Steins Gate or Suzumiya Haruhi can't exist in Index since there's only a single string/timeline. What Othinus did in NT9 and Magic Gods can do were not parallel worlds. For example, a Magic God is changes the current World "A" into the World "B". After a while he/she gets tired of "B" and makes the next World, World "C". These are all different Worlds, but they exist sequentially, not concurrently.
Understood. Thanks for bringing this up, All fictions.
By the way, aside from a need for general background expansion for the mythological pages, are there any specific points in the articles for the subjects you mentioned being interested in that you think could do with particular attention?
For the record, All fictions has made an error. I didn't post anything about Debi's NT13 post on Animesuki. But I find Debi's post intriguing. Especially the bit that speculates that while Misaka's Level 5.5 form maybe related to the Nuit, Imagine Breaker may be related to the Hadit. Very intriguing.
The emphasised instance of will / willpower at the end of Chapter 4. The link has been considered but I was thinking a note on it at this point in time might be straying into the no-go region slightly, so I thought I should check about it.
OH&S wrote: For the record, All fictions has made an error. I didn't post anything about Debi's NT13 post on Animesuki.
Welp now I feel stupid.
That was LazyHunter, sorry.
Inept Wiki User wrote: Understood. Thanks for bringing this up, All fictions. By the way, aside from a need for general background expansion for the mythological pages, are there any specific points in the articles for the subjects you mentioned being interested in that you think could do with particular attention?
Yeah, sorry to have not helped, I was busy with my new job. I will probably try to tweak the Buddhism article a bit to include more about the Six Paths and update the Magic God page (which is long overdue). I'm also looking for the Chinese novel NiangNiang mentionned, but I haven't had any luck so far.
Regarding this Toaruverse's Time Theory thing I suggest that if ever someone wants to make it it should be inside an article about the whole of world/setting of Toaru Majutsu no Index, contaning a bit of its history, linking to the timeline, differences with the real world etc., and not just one aspect or mechanic on how the world of Raildex works.