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Hey ToG community!
This thread will contain various information - such as blog posts, High Ranker profiles, Zahard Princesses - regarding our beloved series. It will/should serve as a compact and small databank. I will try to keep it up to date, especially the chapter blog posts from SIU.
The content of this thread was put together as the whim took me. I didn’t follow any strict criteria. However, I welcome every PM with suggestions. If you think that an important subject is missing, please don’t hesitate to inform me. But don’t be mistaken, this is and will not be a wiki.
I’m not the translator of the information posted in this thread, but rather searched, collected and put them together. Additionally, I made some minor improvements, refinements and changes, so that you will have an easy time to navigate and read through this thread.
- Tower of God Wiki
- The Company Group
- Random-Webtoon-Fan from batoto
- zumisumi from batoto
- LaFa aka Hello Kitty from batoto
- GoDai’s wiki blog
- SIU's original blog site
- | ToG Section’s Lighthouse | -
- Part 1 Chapter Blog Posts:
- Ch. 001 – 020Spoiler: Chapter 001 showHello, it's me, SIU
It's been some time since I wrote something on my blog.
At last the first chapter of Tower of God is on Naver.
I didn't really feel anything until the teaser, but now with the first chapter up...
It makes me kinda nervous. ^^;
I try to work with the thought that I just have to do better if the reactions not good,
But I still hope there are positive reactions.
Honestly speaking I had a lot of trouble with the first chapter until I finished it.
I modified it like three times after finishing^^;;
I wanted to show a better chapter one now that I’m a pro. I'm just sorry that I annoyed the person in charge, haha.
In the case of quantity, I tried to show a bit more in the first chapter,
But I did not think that it was good to mess it up with too much greed,
So I made the first chapter long and short enough.
Btw the next chapter has some more stuff^^;;
I'm working all over on the thing, so it’ll be hard to go too fast,
But there'll be more than when I was in best challenge
Lastly, please refrain from spoilering.
Spoiler: Chapter 002 showI re draw all scenes of Yuri because her hair style looked a bit weird.
This chapter is long, isn't it?
I was surprised too, after I finished working on it.
It was about 140 cuts, go and count it if you are curious. ^^;
The next one and the chapter after that would have to go about 70 cuts, though.
Please know that the lengths are decided by story directing, not on my easiness. ^^:
Yuri's hair looks cooler.
Yuri and Baam are the two hardest characters to draw in Tower of God, to be honest.
Her hair is what makes Yuri difficult.
Baam is hard to draw and I have to show his thoughts.
His setting is, after all, 'A Boy who clings to a Girl to a point over normal'
So when Baam shows up, I would have to throw normal story line up to the space. (...)
And I have to retry drawing his cuts over and over.
But that is his best part, too.
Something that is lost from adults.
Even though I have forgotten, I must have been like that when I fell in love for the first time like most men do.
(Of course what Baam feels for Rachel is somewhat different from love.)
1F is like a tutorial for the Tower, so it may be hard to understand and you may feel lost.
But it has secrets hinting to the rest of the story. Maybe you can find some. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 003 showJust as I expected.
Headon haters population rocketed.
Strange being, Headon is.
It is hard to know what is in its mind.
[RWF Note: I am using 'it' for Headon because SIU have not made clear if Guardians have genders at all.]
Sometimes it is like an angel, sometimes like a devil.
That is why I like this character so much.
Next chapter will be the end of floor 1, with about 90 cuts, and floor 2 will begin the chapter after that.
Something new will be added, hope you don't miss it. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 004 show1F has ended.
I had planned to end this floor quickly, so I am happy that I managed to finish it.
The reason Tower of God is longer than most Webtoons is because of its story directing, and it began only a few weeks ago.
Fantasies that are so far from normal life, like Tower of God would need a firm beginning so that the readers understand the story later.
(It will be shorter from 2F on, though I will lengthen it when I feel it is needed.)
Personally I don't think that length of work isn't equal to quality of work.
Each comic has its own length.
Next chapter Rak and Koon will finally show up.
Sorry to those who already read Tower of God before, but 2F will undergo many changes. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 005 showKoon is here at last.
A smart guy, he is.
Every word and action of him must be watched carefully.
Well… to be frank he can be described as a dark hearted one. (...) [RWF note: Meaning he is greedy.]
His family is great by the way, high class in the Tower.
2F story will go slower than it went last time. [RWF note: Meaning before Webtoon release.]
Fast path story was interesting but it ruined the general flow of the story.
I want the full picture rather than parts.
[RWF note: Some say SIU used wrong Korean grammar on purpose.]
Spoiler: Chapter 006 showRak appears.
I love Rak.
He is so fun and full of energy.
When most of characters in Tower of God hide their pain and past,
Rak shows himself as he is openly.
So I feel happy when I'm drawing him.
As I said, there will be differences made in the 2F story.
Yu Hang Sung will appear sooner, Crown game will be pushed a bit behind.
I will try to give you the best story I can come with, so be prepared. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 007 showThis chapter has lots of battle scenes.
Anak and Hatsu have a top level among the regulars around,
So I wanted to give them a good impact, but it was not easy.
The basics are important. Practice makes perfect.
What you have to notice.
- What Anak wears is NOT Hanbok. [RWF note: Korean traditional cloth]
The design is based on it, but it is not exactly it because of many differences.
It is a hybrid of both Eastern and Western... but there is no deep meaning into that.
All characters will NOT have the exact appearance of any particular countries' clothes.
- The guy in loose clothes is actually an important character. [RWF note: Leader Leesoo!]
- Koon is named after the soccer player indeed, there are few more with such pattern for their names.
- The beginning of Season 1 is meant to be lighter than later on.
- I tried to draw lines thicker for battle scenes.
Spoiler: Chapter 008 showThere was lots of change in the story, wasn't there?
From now on a completely new story that was not shown in Best Challenge will be drawn.
In Best Challenge I went straight to the Crown game in fear of the story being loose.
But I feel there will be more time to spare in Webtoon, so I am going to put things I cut out before.
I will try my best. ^^;
Many people want to see the Crown game, that will be shown about 5~6 chapters form now on.
Rules will go through some changes, and the gameplay will change too.
Those who already found foreshadowings that I began to put in, you are geniuses.
P.S.: Black March was retrieved by Rak right before the teleporting.
Spoiler: Chapter 009 showI had some bad conditions this week, so my finished work does not look good enough to me.
I will have to pay more attention to art from now on.
This chapter and the chapter before had some trouble getting finished because of personal matters.
But I already made plans for chapters to be a bit longer.
And school begins next week, which will make me even busier... [RWF note: Not sure university or private school. Probably graduate?]
I often saw in author's comments in comic books the will to get body copies, I feel that way too.
This chapter, with all those disappointments, had lots of changes.
So I resent my work for the last minute changes, twice. Sorry to Naver managers TT [RWF note: Probably Webtoon editors?]
But still it is not good enough.....
Well, that can't be helped.
This chapter is totally different from Best Challenge, it may feel a bit boring without battles.
But if you read carefully, this will be the most interesting chapter so far. ^^
P.S.: Lero-Ro went through some image changes to fit his character better.
Spoiler: Chapter 010 show1st post:
I’ve personally had a very tough week.
Like I’ve been cursed, bad things kept on happening.
Although I’ve tried my best, within the small time frame and poor condition, I couldn’t give as much attention as I normally would have.
Next week, I will come back in good condition.
I’ll leave the details in the post note in my blog.
Please keep on reading my humble work and please cheer on. Thank you.
I spent two days trying to fix school problems.
I had some money problems that took a day.
Then I had a motorcycle that went running into my car. [RWF note: Seems he was driving the car.]
I had to go to the police station for the accident, and I had to go to the hospital.
And I was already late for the Friday deadline.
So I had no food, no sleep, in order to finish it on Sunday.
Such weeks can happen.
I will be busy next week too, hope I have time to breath.
If those things happened while I was amateur, I would simply have given up.
But becoming a pro changed me to somehow do it. ^^;;
I like working with some spare time,
So I dislike work done in a hurry.
This week's chapter, did not meet neither the art quality nor the length I wanted...
I hope it won't be too bad for reading.
I had a thought, 'Well, this week is such a week.' when the motorcycle hit the car.
This must be why people believe in religions.
I would follow 'Deadline-ism' if it existed. ^^;;
[RWF note: Some stuff about a 2nd Fan Cafe for ToG. It is different from the Official Cafe, and has been closed.]
Spoiler: Chapter 011 showChapters 10 and 11 are mixed up somewhat, so it will be hard to read.
But it felt so unfinished after doing chapter 10...
Perhaps I will ask for the chapters to be changed in order.
Webtoon version will be more detailed, more focused on personal emotions and situations, than Best Challenge versions.
This episode is made for that.
After this, next will be the Crown Game.
The story of the Koon Family is important.
So it will be revealed little by little as the story goes.
Season 1 is mostly about the 'innocent protagonist' confused by a new world,
So there are some parts that are hard to understand and to follow.
I know it, but it is hard for a newbie author like me.
The experience is what matters in directing a comic's story. ^^
Now will be the turn for a game using brains.
I would ask all of you to read carefully and slowly. ^^
This week I worked somewhat overtime, so my wrist and eyes hurt a bit.
Gotta give my body some rest...
Luckily next chapter won't be very long. Yay!
P.S.: As I said before, Yu Hang Sung's clothes are not Hanbok, it is something based on it.
P.S.2: I am thankful for all comments, messages and mails.
Thanks for backing and cheering me, and sorry for not being able to answer each of you.
P.S.3: This chapter is twice as hilarious when you read it carefully...
Spoiler: Chapter 012 showThis test is actually made for telling Koon's story. ^^;
I felt it would be needed before the Crown Game, so I put it in.
This is not really important, so it will be over by the next chapter.
Chuseok is next week, so I already did next week's work already. Uhaha.
The rest is not really resting… Haha;;
Koon is a character I am personally attached to somewhat.
Out of the 3 main characters, perhaps he is the most human.
He acts cool and tough, but he actually sways a lot and he is sensitive.
There has been lots of questions about Koon's bloodline,
As seen in this chapter, he is a son of the Koon Family, one of the 10 Great Families.
Agnis is his mother's family name.
This family has lots of sons, so not much political for them.
But of course, the royal bloodline gives him a good power in both body and mind compared to others.
Choosing Princesses, and political fights between Great Families will be spoken in later floors.
Since this floor is more about Regulars' tests...
Tower of God is a story in which I use 'tests' and 'games' for the bigger storyline.
Finally it is time for the Crown Game.
It will need lots of preparations, maybe resting a chapter will be needed.
My wrist would need a checkup too.
Well that is not a problem I can choose by myself, so it will be decided after my wrist is checked.
Tower of God will be a long run.
So I am not going to hurry too much.
Hope you readers can wait week by week, until the end together.
Spoiler: Chapter 013 showIt is getting hot in Season 1 at last.
Crown Game would need at least 10 chapters full of battle scenes.
It makes my head hurt. Haha.
Many seem to not recognize that the hair tied boy at the 12th chapter's beginning was Koon.
It is him, Koon Aguero Agnis.
Between family members they refer to each others with given names, outside the family name.
Yu Hang Sung's test was like resting before the Crown Game.
Time to get familiar and attached to the characters... ^^
I try to refrain from saying 'This is an answer" in comics.
So I had a lot of thinking about it.
I took 4 hours for Yu Hang Sung's last line alone.
Many people seem to think that characters in comics are all reflecting the author's voice. But most of the times it is just the thoughts of the character and it has nothing much to do with the author.
(Of course in some cases authors talk through their characters, but in this case you will know right away due to the comic's background.)
Chuseok had to rest for some days, that made the focus on my work harder.
I will need to hold myself.
Please stay tuned for next week's Crown Game.
Spoiler: Chapter 014 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 015 showMore battle scenes, more editing, more wrist pain.
But I want to do well on this...
It feels like I am studying human body drawing again.
I hope someone would come and model for me...
The Crown game does not need much posting to talk about. Haha.
P.S.: Some said this chapter is short... I hope you are joking.
Spoiler: Chapter 016 showThe Crown Game's first half is coming to an end.
The main characters' team will come out now. I had some problem with Hatsu's action scenes.
Drawing battles with weapons is hard. It looked good when I did the first draft in black/white, but coloring was hard. It came out good enough, though. I'm kind of disappointed that no one seems to be talking about actions but that everybody is interested in the length of the manhwa....
P.S.: Serena Rinnen's sword was changed from left to right hand. It seemed more natural.
Spoiler: Chapter 017 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 018 showThe Crown game is getting more interesting. Now we're about midway through.
Anak's identity will be revealed soon, too.
By the way, there are many other Ignition weapons apart from the 13 Month Series.
Many Rankers use Ignition weapons as their main choice.
And the 13 Month Series are good, but they are not the best.
Yuri herself uses better weapons then Black March.
But the Series do have important meaning to them.
P.S.: Seems I am having bad conditions these days...
Spoiler: Chapter 019 showFormer half was Anak team's turn, latter half Baam teams.
This test seems to be the least changed.
After all, I made efforts to carry it the same as possible since many people loved this in Best Challenge.
The only big difference will be that the reason Anak wanted to have Black March is not told, but it stays the same, just put off for later story.
[RWF Note: It is about the one who collects them all can have Zahard's child. Which doesn't seem to work well with Anak's revenge of killing Zahard...]
P.S.: Some stuff about Korean grammar.
Spoiler: Chapter 020 showThe Crown Game will be over within 25 chapters.
I am trying to put more efforts into cutting length, but it is hard.
And those who keep on commenting 'Spoilers', there are many changes so most of them are not true anymore. So please stop.
Also, I have been asked about my personal info and such.
I hope those things won't come anymore, for I believe the id of the author must be protected.
By the way, I got some mails in English.
I don't know how you guys are reading, but thank you.
[RWF Note: He later writes he won't say anything about scans of ToG in other countries.]
- Ch. 021 – 040Spoiler: Chapter 021 showThe chapter's upload was late.
After I woke up, I could see people gave few stars for that.
And many meaningless spoilers in comment area.
Well, not much use for an afterword today.
Spoiler: Chapter 022 showPersonally I have many troubles. And bad conditions.
Briefly after posting, I will go silent for a week.
- So many spoiler comments.
Those are EMP, taking away the willpower of authors. And now mana is gone away.
- Ananrasumara was a little joke.
Webtoon joke seemed like more fun and consistent.
Newbie authors like me haven't even got a chance to talk with great senior authors such as Ha Ill Guan.
I hope that day would come though. I respect him a lot.
[RWF Note : He is talking about the 'spell' Koon used with Manbarondenna, his magic bag.]
[RWF Note : Ha Il Guan has been a famous manhwa author since 2006, when the concept of paid Webtoons just began. Ananrasumara was his Webtoon about a magician living in an abandoned amusement park, a poor girl living without parents, and a boy who is expected to always be the top in class.]
-I will be resting from many things except Webtoon.
Spoiler: Chapter 023 showThis chapter was for catching up with the hints that have been thrown away so far.
I was praising myself for the absence of grammar mistakes, but some people were kind enough to point out some. I should work harder on vocabulary.
Hints were given away since the beginning of 2F, but many seem to be surprised today.
I try to draw so the story will go after foreshadowings. Sudden surprise is not my type...
Crown game will be over 2 chapters later with the climax next week.
Then it is the turn for behind stories of characters and the main story.
P.S.: Koon's speed boost is due to letting go of people inside Manbarondenna.
The weight changed, so he has been carrying the weight of more than three people with one hand all along.
It is common trait of the children from the 10 Great Families.
P.S.2: Koon's willingness to help Baam is mainly due to his past with 'women', which will be revealed later on.
Spoiler: Chapter 024 showMy sleep pattern is getting messed up recently, due to the waiting for Tower of God uploads.
The Crown game will be over next week. Now it is the turn for the story about Baam.
Since this manhwa is based on Shonens, it will have Baam's internal and external growth in the spotlight. Baam will realize his powers and advance farther as he climbs the Tower.
That is the main attraction of Shonens. ^^
But unlike Shonens, Baam does not push his 'justice' and 'friendship' on others.
His powers are not used for something like that. (Like my other comics' main characters)
So it will be safe to say Tower of God's story and philosophy stands somewhere between Shonen and Seinen.
P.S. Androssi and the girl who talked to Baam is a different person;;
Spoiler: Chapter 025 showFinally the Crown Game is over.
I had some worries about directing this chapter, it feels somewhat cut off in the middle.
This was made to give out tension and urgency, I hope it worked. And the next chapter looks harder to direct. I'm fixing it for the fifth time now.
Season 1 of Tower of God has many cast members, and it tells many stories at once, so one wrong chapter gets the whole story ruined.
I won't choose something like this for my next Webtoon;; About Yuri.
She is really social for a Zahard Princess.
Wingtree is something like anti-government, yet she has close relationship with its members.
From next chapter on it will be latter part of Season 1.
Looks like 70-80 chapters will be Season 1 at this pace.
About setting release, I am still undecided about how to do it, Cafe or Blog. They will be uploaded after I get them in order.
Spoiler: Chapter 026 showToday's points:
Soon the Position pick will begin and the last test of 2F too.
- Yu Hang Sung is dark inside.
- Tights (Hwa Ryun) is the most beautiful. (Among the 2F regulars)
- And the main character blinded one eye of that girl.
- Urek Mazino is a popular guy.
- Rachel is here, but the main character is sleeping.
The really fun part of Tower of God is about to come.
Spoiler: Chapter 027 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 028 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 029 showLiverpool Vs Everton 2:2
Oh, right, after post.
My condition is not really good since the Tower of God Webtoon release.
I had some time to spare after finishing this chapter.
But I made a regular list after popular demands, using up my free time…
I was worrying about forgetting some characters, I thought up some names in one second, overlapping names
Many readers believe I have made perfect setting for Tower of God, but I am actually making them quite shallower than you think;; (But of course I am doing my best to not make mistakes.)
Now the tests per positions will begin. Wouldn't it be fun to guess who will succeed in which position?
P.S.: I wanna draw a soccer manhwa.
Spoiler: Chapter 030 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 031 showIt is easy to see in which chapters I had to work with a bad health.
But no one is in good health the entire year, so I have to get the work done in any situation.
And next week is the new Lunar Year, so I would have less time since I have to visit my family.
From now on it is about the story of Androssi and Anak.
Some characters will have their story like this, while position test are going on.
Then Baam's story will begin leading to the climax of season 1.
I expect this to take like 50 chapters.
Spoiler: Chapter 032 showOn this chapter done with sacrifice of my New Lunar Year rest, we have Zahard Princesses story.
The Princesses are very closely connected to the whole story, so it would be good to get them early on.
Real princesses will show up in about Season 2 and later, but some scenes about them will be in the ending part of 2F tests.
Anak and Androssi… Anak is the niece of Androssi but Anak is older.
In the Tower age is a meaningless number, actually. Years lived are considered less important than body's age and racial's trait. Power and position come before age in most case.
(Yuri, Koon and Androssi talk informally to most people since they are from Great Families, while Anak speak in formal tone to most people.)
Sometimes learning to use Shinsoo stops the body from aging.
Then this person will be usually treated as a child even after living a long time.
So normally in the Tower, body and mind are considered to be of the same age. [RWF note: One's body age will be determined by the mind age.]
Of course some exceptions occur due to birthplaces and families.
Anak and Androssi relation was planned to be shown later, putting test first, but I changed it for Zahard's family setting coming up quick.
The dialogues felt so screwed up as I wrote them.
But screwed up is Zahard's family.
"Notice that this blog post not is translated literally, but only its meaning" He says Zahard's princesses are very closely connected to the whole story. Although proper princesses will come out about middle and later part of the second season, but they will show up briefly at the last part of the 1st season.
About Anak and Androssi's relationship, although Anak is Androssi's niece, Anak is actually older than Androssi.
Age is only a number in the Tower so you don't have to think about it. People consider body age or species characteristics age important. And the superior-subordinate relationship according to age does not exist, as rank or status are considered over age. (Yuri, Koon, and Androssi do not use honorifics to almost everyone because they are from 10 Families. But Anak uses honorifics.)
Sometimes when people starts to handle Shinsoo their growth stops before they become adults, then it's standard to treat them like kids regardless of the age. The general theory in the Tower is that the growth of the body is proportional to the growth of mind. There are exceptions by the region of origin or families.
The author wasn't going the reveal the relationship so soon, but thought it would be better this way for the explanation of Zahard Family. The author then says he thought the last line from the chapter was funny, because it reminded him of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
Spoiler: Chapter 033 showThis chapter was not something that should be in one chapter…
But I drew it…
This is apart from the tests, so I had to cut some parts to stop it from taking over too much length.
It feels somewhat unfinished, but it is good enough hints for Zahard Princesses story.
I wasn't planning to draw a sad mood, but it ended up like that since Anak's past was so.
Next chapter will have Baam back as the main character.
Spoiler: Chapter 034 showI am not used to drawing fluffy.
But this chapter was so fluffed that it hurted while drawing.
Baam's concept is 'Crystal of Pureness' so I have trouble when he is showing up. Characters like, Koon and Leesoo, who are a bit darker are easier to draw.
Androssi is troublesome too.
Her concept is 'Normal modern girl'
Taking great care at her looks, stressed at weight, wanting to hear she is pretty while she is acting confident. A girl who is yet to mature fully.
But I am a man who already had two years of army… So it is very hard.
So this chapter was about two characters I find hard to draw.
I kind of let it go halfway.
Guess this is part of learning how to work.
From next chapter on it will be a team test of Position, paced faster than now.
Spoiler: Chapter 035 showIt's Hide-and-Seek, the last of the Position Test.
Now the real test will start again.
This test will have a bit simpler rules than the Crown Game, and the testees' roles are divided by Positions, so I think it'll be better if you pay attention to it when you read.
Well, the Regulars don't have the enough skills that their Positions require, so I don't think I can show you the proper battles by Positions.
I posted supplementary explanations about the Shinsoo manipulation.
It's quite complicated so it may be hard for you to understand.... But it doesn't really matter if you don't anyway.
Then please look forward to the Hide-and-seek test that starts from next chapter.
Note - the 'it' of this exam is the Ranker.
Spoiler: Chapter 036 showFun facts for this game.
In the Tower, the Light Bearer position is very important.
One good Light Bearer is better than two decent Fisherman of the team.
Of course if the Fisherman is Lvl cheated like Yuri, that Fisherman takes any position.
Each Light Bearers have different limit on how many Lighthouses they can control and the area they can be controlled in.
Inexperienced as Koon is right now he can only use 1 Lighthouse, 2 if 1 is stationary.
Team vs one is very hard for the one to win regardless of experience, though.
Hope you can see why battles are based on positions.
By the way Gator passed early by winning the bonus game. He will show up at the final test.
After some hard work, my wrist is in pain. I would have to take better care of it.
Spoiler: Chapter 037 showBecause this game is focused more on Team B than Team A, Team A test will end shortly.
The original plan was that it will end in 1 or 2 chapters.
But there were too many information revealed, so it would be too messy.
I've decided to be less selfish.
Please understand me.
The truth is... I won't give away too much ^^;
Because I am greedy, after all.
흑린(Heuk-rin) technique that was revealed in this chapter is...
... Shinsoo technique that the searchers (탐색꾼) use to block the lamp's light (등대)
Using Shinsoo, the light is temporarily blocked.
It is an advantage for them, because the searchers (탐색꾼) like darkness. Thus this technique is used often.
(Heuk-rin's name means that like a waving black feather, it blocks out the light.)
Of course, the lamp-protectors (등대지기) can use reverse technique to block the blocking spell
Reel inventory is the fisher's armament.
It's like fishers' equipment, reel. It can analyze the Shinsoo and control its movement.
Also, it can shoot throw hooks and nee (니).
Translator's note: I don't know what nee is.(maybe a short version of needles'?)
The fisher's main offensive pattern is Conquer high grounds (physically high) -> Use Reel Inventory to inhibit the opponent's movement -> The spearman finishes the opponent.
Thus, Reel Inventory is a fisher's main weapon of choice. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 038 showThis test has the capturing of the marker as a priority, so pure firepower is not as much important. Quant is a Scout as his main position. So his abilities in hiding and escaping will prove very troublesome.
Scouts are usually the person with the fittest body.
And in the cases that the enemy's Light Bearer is more inexperienced, the Scout has the upper hand.
And Spear Bearers would have serious trouble at close range against Scouts.
But if the good Light Bearer and Spear Bearer spot the Enemy Scout, the Scout is in danger.
If they are Rankers, the combo can throw Spears dozens of Kilometers away.
(Lighthouses have Spear targeting and angle fixing effects.)
So the Fisherman position is very balanced.
At long distance they can use the Reel, at short distance they can use the Needle.
But this multi skill is a very rare gift.
Anak and Androssi are the only two that can use Reel among those regulars.
Reel control depends a lot on natural talent like Shinsoo control, so it would be very hard to be Fisherman position.
Spoiler: Chapter 039 showMy reason for not writing this afterword is for drawing the next chapter. Remember it.
I'm just joking, but it would be better if I talk after the next chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 040 showHmm... In the case of the A team's story: The resulting story is an experiment of ways to dynamically and enjoyable explain the position battles and property compositions. And because of it, I'm slightly worrying if it wasn't too contrived.
To be honest, I expected that there would be people asking me how the pulleys were configured in the Androssi and Baam's food exchange scene, but it seems there wasn't any (...OTL) Thinking about it, since it is a comic after all, I think everyone just understood it and let it pass.
But I'm still shoving the answer in like this. Haha;;
Recently, I feel like the story's becoming too much about set-ups that from next week, I plan to go at it more simply.
From the start, the plan was that if A team was a lecture, B team is an actual fight... That was the plan. ^^;
B Team's start may begin next week, but
There will be an upset in the next chapter as well. So, I hope you're all anticipating for it.
- Ch. 041 – 060Spoiler: Chapter 041 showKoon's hidden card was shown today.
He really is a dangerous guy. ^^;
His background will be revealed throughout the story.
I am quite bad with good complex plans,
So I had some troubles drawing this chapter.
Maybe the next chapter would go easier.
Thanks to our main character appearing, it will be fun anyway. ^^;;
Now with the center of the story moving over to Baam, the main story is beginning.
P.S.: About the Rankers whispering about what would be in Koon Eduan's storehouse.
A-rank items are extremely rare in the Tower.
Rankers usually don't have any, High Rankers may have one or two.
Black March is in Rank B~A. (The number rank within each class will be uploaded later.)
Of course even in A-rank, Pocket will be less valuable than the Black March.
Blue Spear is Koon Eduan's throwing spear.
11 of them are made, and it can be ignited, which is rare for throwing weapons.
When ignited, instead of flying to the target, it destroys everything along in its way.
It is yet to be confirmed since Eduan have not thrown it yet.
When ignited it is B-Rank
Vagnil is a spear used like a bow. Ignitable. B-rank when ignited.
Carrier is an Inventory, Pocket, Casket all into one, allowing a Fisherman to take on any position. Only 10 are made, 3 of them A-Rank, 7 B-Rank. It is quite ineffective in battle though, but still very interesting. Adori Zahard uses one.
Spoiler: Chapter 042 showIt was a chapter to catch our breath after the A team test.
I was unsure about putting this chapter or not,
But without it, the pace looked too fast for a good story.
As I publish my work,
I feel I am losing and gaining both thanks to aiming for entertainment.
I'd wish to give something better then lame jokes.
Making a comic that is fun to read is really hard.
Spoiler: Chapter 043 showUnlike the A team, B team looks shaky from the beginning.
It would be fun to compare their tests.
To be honest, even though A team looks as if they executed their plan well, they are actually all cheated by Koon.
So it is hard to say A team is better than B team, as each individual is trying to save himself/herself .
From next chapter on, lots of fighting scenes.
So I have lengthened today's chapter since it has more talk and emotions.
And this chapter's plan was about 120 cuts.
When I woke up, I wondered if yesterday's me was crazy.
Well, I did finish them by sacrificing my sleep.
So maybe not.
Spoiler: Chapter 044 showI was watching soccer and baseball today, so that I almost forgot to upload the blog post.
And drawing the comic.
As I have said before, the hardest thing when drawing is not working for hours. Not skipping sleep. Not reading bad comments. When my ideas lack of what I should draw. Body is resting, head hurts, must draw. No idea, scene mangle…. [Some rant about his baseball team, Hanwha keep losing.]
So this chapter was how to survive by Androssi?
Spoiler: Chapter 045 showIt's getting hard to change a very warm and fuzzy feeling ToG to a ToG of betrayals and scheming...
Somehow there’s a 'feel' of Carnival in ToG now..
[RWF Note: Carnival was his 'main' story comic. Apparently Tower of God was sort of a side project of it. I don't know the details, either. Probably it was another TUS story.]
Well, the person that's participating in the exam least now is Baam, not like the spear bearers, Androssi, and Ho, who wants to go up the Tower even if it means betrayal, or like Hatsu, who wants the team to win with his sacrifice, Baam hasn't chosen what to do in this test.
Well...He's the main character, so let's give him some time to think, but Hatsu is dying while you think...'crying' ; _ ;
Personally I think Baam and Hatsu go pretty well together,,
I sometimes think the two as a package.
They have lots of common things...
But of course Hatsu looks more natural fighting with Anak.
Hatsu could probably think in this chapter "damn.. lizards were better than humans...".
Spoiler: Chapter 046 showSomething I wrote after having a drink outside.
- Androssi knows that Baam knows Michelle is Rachel. There are a lot of people that are confused about this.
Androssi knows that Baam knows Michelle is Rachel because she saw Baam write Rachel's name on the friend's list. ('cause you can only write the names of regulars right now.)
Also, the reason Baam showed Androssi the list is to indirectly tell that he knows Michelle is Rachel.
What Androssi was saying when she said 'should I tell' means 'should I tell Rachel that Baam knows who you are.'
So, Baam doesn't act like Michelle is Rachel because he thinks that Rachel doesn't like him following her, and Androssi is frustrated 'cause she knows that.
In Androssi's case, she's very straightforward.
- Hong Chunhwa is a character that was there in the black and white version.
The characters that came out in that version are Baam, Yuri, Evan, Koon, Rak, Ho, Hong Chunhwa and Sunwoo Nare (in Rachel's case she wasn't even mentioned)
I still remember the scene where Hong Chunhwa tried to do ignition to get rid of the riddle monster and getting stuck...
Even then Hong Chunhwa and Sunwoo Nare stuck together...
- There's a training rally thing so I'm saving up the drawings..
I'm trying to go without having to miss a week, but don't know if it will be possible…
I’m busy nowadays because I have a lot of stuff to attend...Haha
Let's hope that I won't have to miss a week^^;
P.S.: Oh, Anak also was in the black and white version^^
I remember that at that time, she was a human, not a lizard...
Spoiler: Chapter 047 showI was thinking 'Wow, Quant is looking awesome.'
He is actually on a totally different level from the regulars, but at the moment he is 'Shinsoo-less'.
The hardest part was Baam's dialogue.
A guy with the heart of a newborn baby, wanting to be with the one he holds the most dear. But she wants to climb the Tower, a place where people hurt each other, is something he can't understand.
I could not imagine what that person would say.
So even with the story all written, it was hard to draw.
And the end product feels incomplete, due to my lack of skills and work time. ^^;;
If the test so far was chaotic, it will be solving that chaos from next chapter on.
P.S.: Ho and Rachel is over the safety line, so Quant may act against them.
Spoiler: Chapter 048 showSo this chapter had Ho shouting how unfair the world can be.
It's been a long time since Baam was the real focus of the chapter.
And I was thinking 'I gotta make him do something big' too ^^;;
Some may feel happy at Baam showing off his potential, some would feel turned down by it.
And I am drowning thinking 'Do feel turned down' to some degree.
Scenes like this will occur some more. The former is for fun side of Shonens.
Latter, more serious side, is to show Baam and Rachel's gap between potential and dreams.
It is up to you readers to take on what side.
Spoiler: Chapter 049 showSince I am busy I am going to make this short.
Next chapter we will catch up with most of the foreshadowing shown in this game, like why Androssi would try to fail the other Fishermen.
But some hints are for later on.
Next chapter's battle would be the best part of this game. So stay tuned. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 050 showAfter weeks and weeks of work, I can feel my health getting worse by being tired.
But I managed to get to the 50th chapter.
The reason Baam was climbing the Tower, changed from simply following Rachel, so I have put a more in dialogue than in battle scenes.
That was more important, so I feel it was done right.
Even though some readers would feel it is too slow. ^^;
Next chapter would be the end of this test.
And the test after this would be the last of this Season.
Something I am personally excited about drawing.
Hope all of you can come together until the end of Season 1.
Spoiler: Chapter 051 showI got nosebleed while working for this chapter. For real.
Not going to be this crazy never again. Haha.
Thankfully from next chapter on and on it will be shorter…
I had lots of troubles and yet ended up disliking it…
This time I am going for both emotion and battle!
Looks like I got KO.
Would have more tryings, but this was a bad result.
I am really self-refracting.
But the quality I'm aiming at is still far away…
Well I gave it a go, so no regret.
But the result was bad so I wish it got better.
[RWF Note: Can't understand if he is saying regretting or not here...]
If Baam and Androssi went against Shinsoo-less Quant fighting really seriously, it is of course Quant who would win.
The victory was thanks to Androssi who tricked with the game rules.
Quant seems to make Rankers look bad… so maybe I would draw Ranker versus Ranker.
1st anniversary of Tower of God becoming a Webtoon.
Can't think of anything special to do though.
Spoiler: Chapter 052 showNot much to write except the return of the Gator.
The mood seems gloomy in recent chapters,
So next the few would be a bit brighter.
Hope it would be enough to change the mood.
Of course, me being me, I can't write a hopeful and bright story.
The Gator's mini form was shown early in Best Challenge, right after the Crown game, but it was later on Webtoon.
This is easier to draw for me. Haha.
Maybe he will get more sconces…
P.S.: Not 1st anniversary yet!
Spoiler: Chapter 053 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 054 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 055 showThis chapter was explaining what happened in the last test.
I was wondering whether I should put it or not,
For many people seem to skip walls of text, so it might not be worth it. So why not skip Koon's explanation?
But thinking in opposite, those few who will read carefully would notice some things are missing an explanation.
So I thought 'Well, either I do it, or I die trying!!'
And had to rewrite it 4 times…
When I think about it in another way,
Perhaps it is my lack of skill while making those scenes. I had to self-reflect once more, like after I drew the Hide and Seek test.
So much left to go.
Wonder if I can get a car.
Or a bicycle, at least.
Spoiler: Chapter 056 showA bit late this week, I was busy. ^^;;
Many have been wanting the fight of Yu Hang Sung against Ren.
Please wait a bit more, a Ranker versus Ranker battle is soon to come up.
I want to answer back to all mails/letters/messages I check,
That just takes too much time^^;
But I am very glad for all your support.
Now story's focus will be moving from all of the regulars to Baam and those near him.
So it might take some time.
And scale will grow a bit too.
I am considering story explanation instead of a chapter.
But I am thinking that there will be fewer people who would want theory than those who want a chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 057 showThe opinion of some is that the story feels a bit unexplained,
I decided to put Yu Hang Sung and Lero-Ro talk for that after some consideration.
So that is why the dialogue is a bit long.
There would be some who would have thought 'Oh I know it from the blog.' though.
There was a scene of Lero Ro and Yuri's flash back, but it got cut out since it looked out of place.
I'll put it up if many want it, though. [Note, the pic where younger Yuri and dot less Ro meets is probably this one.]
Next chapter will be long, so I may have to cut it half way.
I want to do it in one go, because it is an important chapter, though…
Spoiler: Chapter 058 showThis chapter was one of the hardest to work on.
Not only it is long, but it also had dialogue.
I seem to have worked intently unlike I usually do, since I managed to do it.
Many people are talking about the length of Tower of God.
I myself believe 50~70 cuts are about right for most Webtoons, putting content's uniqueness and such.
But since Tower of God was aiming for book's form than Webtoon's,
I am overdoing on Tower of God's length.
So please do not post length comparison with other Webtoons.
I was so sorry after hearing it from other authors.
Next chapter will be the beginning of the last test of this Floor.
Both scale and hardness will be incomparable to the test we had so far, which mostly went around Koon's plan.
It will be full of battle scenes and Baam's story.
And I am going to have some focus on good quality, so scenes will be cut under 90. No certification though…
30~40 chapters and it will be end of Season 1. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 059 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 060 showI was quite sick yesterday, throwing up what I ate and all.
Sleep made me feel better, but still I can't sit down for long.
With not being able to work, next week is truly a crisis.
The test looks hard, but actually it is simply protecting the Mangdol.
- Ch. 061 – 079Spoiler: Chapter 061 showAs I said last time, I'm not feeling well.
The doctor told me I have some stomach gastritis and ulcer.
That scared me.
So I have to go to the hospital regularly now.
Along with my wrist that was hurting getting treated.
To talk about chapter, Leesoo is one of my personal favorite.
I like characters with wit.
It is nice to have characters like this as an author.
Anak & Androssi is a pair I am personally going for (...)
But they seem to not get along much. Haha.
The strongest pair [between regulars] is Androssi & Baam.
Cheating level body power with Shinsoo control makes it the best.
If one only cares about personal skills, Androssi & Anak is the best.
But as you can see this duo is…
Check how they fare next week!
Spoiler: Chapter 062 showNot much development, so I don't have much to write about
This chapter is mostly about Princesses fighting against each other;;
The main part of the test is yet to begin…
So perhaps from next chapter, the plot will go faster.
It was perhaps somewhat different from what you people are expecting. Haha.
I did say I will control the length of the comic because of my body condition, but 'maybe' next chapter would be a bit longer.
I keep thinking I should take care, but I am too greedy to draw shortly.
I would have to from the next chapter and on;;
Spoiler: Chapter 063 showLike some might have guessed, the bull was a fake.
While I was drawing Yuga, I kept getting hungry for some reason…
I had been not eating well because I felt sick, so I began to make a list of 'want to eat'.
Now with my stomach becoming better I want to check this list…
And Chuseok is coming, so I will eat between holidays to fatten up a bit.
Spoiler: Chapter 064 showThis chapter was 64 cuts.
Planned to be the shortest chapter so far in Tower of God.
I am a human being too.
So I wanted to rest about it in Chosuk without drawing too much.
And there are some real head to draw moments waiting in some chapters later.
So I sent the finished chapter and began working on the next chapter.
But the short amount kept nagging me.
So I redid the first parts again.
Sorry to never compensate management people for making you work twice. (Sorry again.)
Perhaps it is fun to compare the two versions if you can.
P.S.: It is very hard to finish a chapter with holidays between.
So please do not say it is a 'nature' thing and abuse other authors who are taking short break.
P.S.2: Took Audio Drama Cafe's address from Webtoon.
It became a totally different place since I went there last time.
And they won't respond to my messages…
So I took it out.
If anything becomes confirmed, I will tell.
Spoiler: Chapter 065 showLizard in danger.
Main character who would be useful at clearing snow.
Since the next chapter would require lots of work, I took it a bit easy on this chapter.
Seems I am getting more relaxed even while working.
I guess it is true a job will be easier to do as one works on it.
From next chapter, the point will be back on the test.
The point will be dived into 3 parts, so it would be complex.
I am still working on how to clean them.
Can't confirm I will succeed, though;;
Baam and Rachel's honey moon…
Well… It is peaceful. Yet;;
[some ranting about Jo Yong Phil, a legendary singer]
Spoiler: Chapter 066 showOn line summary.
Goblins are bad, Parakewl is bad too.
Spoiler: Chapter 067 showWho is the person showing up in the last scene?
Not even me, the author, can guess because it is so mysterious!
Spoiler: Chapter 068 showThe lady has come.
She is very slow.
To speak a little about Ren's identity a bit, the 'Enforcement Division' is infamous even among the Zahard Family.
First, the enemies they face are all people who were 'once in the Zahard Family', so even they are all Zahards, they don't feel too good about them.
It's kinda like the feelings between the military police and an official.
So, the Enforcement Division has independent ranks and command hierarchy.
The only person the enforcement division serves is Zahard.
But it isn't like the division is loyal, or anything, because most of the members come in to fill their need for murder and battling.
There are a lot of differences in the individuals loyalty among the division.
The only thing they have in common is that they are all in awe of the power of Zahard.
The ones with the highest loyalty are the Royal Guards and the bodyguards
There are some people who became psychos when the loyalty goes overboard.
I'll say more about that later in the other blog posts.
P.S.: The comparison is like that, but the military police in the Zahard army is not the RED.
Spoiler: Chapter 069 showThis chapter is like the most important part of the test is revealed, but the important things aren't out yet.
But I liked it because I got to draw the regulars in a long time. Personally, I like the regulars better than Yuri & co. Of course, since I drew the thieves, too, I swore every hour while I was drawing.
I guess everyone knows I started me2day. Okay, I really meant to do it just for a day but too many people started it for me... I can't stop... It's not my official me2, but I'll just say hello now and then.
Hmm... and I'll get the stat cards on Monday... That's today;;;;
Spoiler: Chapter 070 showI'm a bit late.
I was finishing something I was making...
The first story that I finished while forming the season 1 of ToG is the first and last test.
Of course, the other tests are important, too, but you should consider how the first test leads to the last test.
Yuri has very strong physical strength even among the rankers.
The Ha Family is very strong genetically, and because of the contract with the manager, they are the family with the strongest body strengthening ability.
Because Yuri got that blood very strongly... her finger flick goes out like a freaking K9.
They should have Yuri in Yeonpyoungdo....
Yeonpyongdo: An island that got bombed by North Korea last year.
Spoiler: Chapter 071 showYu is a typical chairman.
What I mean is… His style isn't fighting himself but to make people fight each other for his advantage.
He's like Koon in some ways but if Koon is a character with 'inherited background', Yu is a character that grew to get over a 'not so good background'.
Yu's story will come out later, so check that out later please. =)
Yu has a considerable importance in the overall story.
He doesn't come up to much, but he's close to the core story.
Soon our forgotten main character should appear…
His appearance will be quite an impacting one for Baam.
P.S.: Ice Strawberries are expensive.
Spoiler: Chapter 072 showHwa Ryun's beauty is a foreshadow.
Now Baam is coming up.
You could say that the next chapter is the beginning of Baam becoming a real main character.
So what was he up until now?
A.... good-looking guy?
Spoiler: Chapter 073 showSeason one is almost over.
Spoiler: Chapter 074 showChapter 74... Rachel stood up like a miracle. Actually, there are people who found out that Lahel isn't a normal character with her name. Great, people.
In Sherlock Holmes, there is a reference to the word Rache (Rah-he) that means revenge in german.
So, I gave a lot of thought to resting next week
But I decided to rest. My reason isn't that I’m not very well, or working is hard… I'd just like a lot of people to read this chapter before I get out the next one. Okay, so to complain a bit, I'd like [part of the readers] to read my manhwa more carefully.
You might say that I’m a bit arrogant....^^ btw the next chapter is almost finished. Actually I've tried not to miss an update before season 1 was over so I don't feel great about this.
I think the epilogue will be about 4 chapters. It'll be mostly about the behind story of this test and Rachel.
So please wait for the next chapter, and I'll see you the week after next.
Spoiler: Chapter 075 showIt was chapter 75 where the main character switch happened. ...Huh? I must go up in a mountain in order to work, only coming down to society to deliver the script to the director. Haha; I already gave up on the stars* and the views. I can just receive less money...... Just don't get me fired… Please please. Honestly, because ToG has gotten more popularity then I anticipated, It is true that I pondered about changing the direction of this piece… But, I want to draw ToG as I first planned. If I do not, I'll blame myself for the rest of my life.
This epilogue is the chapter where the switch from Pt.1 to Pt.2 occurs. It's also the chapter where Rachel and Baam's destiny gets separated. Now Rachel's reason for pushing Baam will appear soon.
So, please stay tuned for the next chapter. ^^
" Translators note: *Here, the "stars" refer to the manhwa's ratings. 10 Star = Awesomeness, 1 = Fail chapter... and so forth"
Spoiler: Chapter 076 showAs you read this chapter, it would seem better compared to Chapter 1.
You may notice some things like Rachel's eyes in Chapter 1…
If Baam is a 'typical heroic person'
Rachel would be 'typical normal person'
In Season 1 Baam thinks he is chasing after Rachel,
But she does not get very far and he actually outruns her.
And she is then left behind.
I think that most people are like this.
So I wanted to create a somewhat awkward situation where people would be angry at Rachel but yet would relate more to her than to Baam.
But I must admit my skills are not good enough to make such an emotionally ambiguous situation.
That was hard.
The flashback continues until next week.
Spoiler: Chapter 077 showIt kind of feels weird writing a review of a script I finished 2 weeks ago;;
Hello Everyone Merry Christmas... Ah, it's over. I.. It's a relief. It passed safely again this year.
People that have seen the prologue (Headon's floor) often asked 'Why is it so like a Shonen manhwa?" ... ...What's wrong with Shonen manhwa. Is it wrong if it's a Shonen manhwa.
Anyways. Baam's "typical Shonen hero" actions are intended in a way. Because Rachel is not someone like that. I wanted to prepare you all by showing Rachel looking at this in the epilogue. Hmm. I'm not sure if I was successful though. So it is impossible to make a work with only intentions. Directing seems to be most important. Also lacking... I'm still learning
If Baam is like the typical hero type, then Rachel is like an anti-hero. Maybe this manhwa will become something like Shonen but not Shonen thanks to Rachel. Oh, and Rachel and Baam are connected in more complex way than it appears to be. That should be explained later in the story.
Next week concludes the epilogue, I wish that you will enjoy it until the end. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 078 showI finally finished it… Or is it not already?
First I thank me for doing so well. Haha.
Of course I thank everyone who has been reading so far.
Full afterwords will be posted with Season 2 trailer as well as the chapter, so I won't be too long on this one.
I am not sure about how long my break will be.
I had lots to worry about while drawing, and felt differences between what readers want and what I want to draw.
I had to find out and come to a compromise and move forward.
So I will have to decide carefully.
Thank you. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 079 showHello. This is SIU.
Though I’ve always left a postscript on the blog, this is my first time writing through the Webtoon itself.
Thank you so much for reading Part1 of Tower of God.
Though this project lacks a lot, due to the overwhelming love from everyone, I think I was able to successfully bring it to its conclusion.
And, have a happy new year!
About what happens to Regulars who fail a test:
- The Author confirmed that Yu Han Sung is a man despite looking like a woman. He also states that Yu Han Sung likes all kind of instant food, not just instant coffee.
- Lero-Ro's dots are based on the design of Pikachu. It's not a dot/mole though but a drawing. It symbolizes that a special test has been conducted.
- The author doesn't believe that a Danhengbon [Korean equivalent to Japanese Tankōbon] of his series will ever be made.
- Laure was inspired by his sister, who refused to sleep without her blanket when she was young.
- The author states that he hates Koon the most because he's a man who's good looking, smart and from a good family.
- After asked through his blog, the author decides (has plans) to make an alternate story, f. ex. how Yuri or Lero-Ro climbed the Tower.
- About Rankers: "The Ranker position in the Tower is a very lavish status (you can assume they have no problem with living expenses). However, just because they became a Ranker doesn't mean their rivalries have ended. Rather, they enter into more fearsome rivalries, so they seek better positions and better jobs. The reason behind a Ranker's rivalries will be slowly explained later."
- About the time needed to clear a Floor and if the progress will be faster or slower: It depends on the Floors. Some will make no appearance at all and some will drag on like the Floor of Test. A lower Floor could come out later as well and a higher Floor might come out first as well. Also, regardless of the Floor count, it's best to think of the plot that will unfold as the core content."
- Regulars who fail to pass the Floor of Test are stripped of their rights and return to the outer Tower.
- After the Third Floor, they have the right to retake the test. They say that most of the people who passed the Floor of Test will also pass the rest because the difficulty is not that high.
- If they give up in the middle, they are stripped of their rights and are sent to the middle area (of the Tower).
- From the 20th Floor, the right to live in the middle area is granted. Many take the test after entering the inner Tower but a test requires a lot of points (money) and because of the increase in difficulty, they say there are a lot of Regulars who give up on the 20th Floor.
- It's said that even after they give up, their "premium" status as a former Regulars helps out a lot in their daily needs.
- Part 2 Chapter Blog Posts:
- Ch. 000 – 020Spoiler: Chapter 000 showSo it's begun. I'm more nervous than the time I started Part 1.
I had a lot of worries about Part 2, but I'm hoping that everything will turn out to be good.
P.S.: 5 years in the Tower is not long at all, but it's enough to change a person. Lol.
- Part 2 will be divided into multiple episodes. The first of those will start next week.
I might take a small break after each episode, but nothing is set.
- Officially, Zahard has no prince.
[TN: I interpret “Officially” to mean “On record” or “Widely-known”]
- Part 2 will be a bit lighter than Part 1. I think... Anyways, overall, I think Part 2 will be pretty fun, haha.
Spoiler: Chapter 001 showJa Wangnan backwards is "I Am Prince".
...That's some genius wordplay, AMIRITE
Unlike Part 1, instead of having one main character, Part 2 will tell the story of many different characters,
So please stop asking me who the main character is ;
So everyone thought Wangnan was going to be super strong when he came out... but come on, that's not how these things go.
People are asking me if characters from Part 1 will appear again.
Yes, they will appear.
In fact, one already appeared, right?
Spoiler: Chapter 002 showThis is Chapter 2.
I guess you could say this is the chapter for introducing the characters of this episode.
The focus is less about progressing the story and more about introducing characters.
It's the commonly used technique of using up a chapter in manhwas, haha.
If the characters in Part 1 generally represented the upper-class members of the Tower, then this episode's characters will be representing the middle-class members.
Still...compared to Part 1, their pure combat prowess will be better.
Of course, you still can't compare them to Androssi's strength or Koon's brains ^^;
Truthfully, when I started Part 2 I wanted to show a more experienced and composed self, but I'm still lacking and worrying a lot.
So please love the characters of Part 2, and thanks again for reading Tower of God (and visiting me in the blogs). ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 003 showIs his hair glued to his forehead?
Spoiler: Chapter 004 showMm…A lobster has appeared.
I really like seafood.
Probably coz I live in the inlands…
But seafood is delicious!
A bit expensive though…
Part 2’s first episode pays a lot of homage to classic Shonen manhwa.
Since I don’t really have a set genre for Tower of God, it may feel like different genres at times.
I plan on changing themes with each new episode.
So is this episode going to be like Shonen?
Actually no, you can probably tell, but the problems presented are more associated with people in their 20s and not 10s.
That’s why the floor is also F20.
But I still want kids in their 10s to enjoy.
So I’ll try to limit the presentation of age differences.
Next chapter will have more characters,
And it looks like we’ll officially start our story.
So please look forward to next week.
Thank you, ^^
P.S.: Visitors to the blog surpassed one million, yaay.
Spoiler: Chapter 005 showLooks like Ms. Arsonist appears again.
I may throw away male characters easily, but not female characters.
Because I am the knight of females everywhere
I'm sure it's the same for black-and-white manhwa, but even more for color manhwa, it gets a lot harder as the number of characters increases.
In T.O.G., there are a lot of characters appearing, and they're also changed quite often, so it gets a bit hard during work.
My tablet broke during the drawing of this chapter.
I suffered quite a bit T.T
I ended up spending two nights in a row to finish; it was hard.
Man, I keep going on and on about difficulties.
Anyways, next week will have even more characters to draw...
And my wrist will hurt even more...
And the amount of content will probably decrease...
And my ratings will go down...
Anyways, please read the next week's a lot. I'll be very thankful.
See you next week~
Spoiler: Chapter 006 showMost of you might have noticed, but this test is an idea borrowed from Dragon Ball's Tenchibukai test.
Truthfully, it's a common concept that appears quite often in Shonen manhwa, but I thought it'd be fun, and I always wanted to draw a scene like this, so I chose this test.
(In reality, Lero-Ro's Shinsoo Wall test was also a Shonen staple ^^;; You can take this test as a similar one.)
Lately, I've been loaded with work, and preparing for the next part's completion is taking a toll on my health.
I didn't get to go out once this week... ah... I want to see the sun...
And so, for the next few chapters, there won't be a sudden increase in content.
It's regrettable, but it's better to have a consistent level of content, so please don't get angry with me ^^
Ah, and it seemed like many people were curious about the names of the characters in Part 2.
Silver Hair - Hon Akraptor
Teddy Bear - Kang Horyang
Schoolgirl - Yeo Miseng
Glasses Girl - Yeo Goseng
Delivery Kid - Nya Nia
Other characters' names will be revealed throughout the chapters.
Spoiler: Chapter 007 showAnd the power game stops now.
After drawing nothing but complicated tests, it was nice having such a simple test for once, lol.
It's like I'm a kid again.
The biggest difference between Part 1 and Part 2 is, of course, Koon.
If the genius scammer like Koon appears, then the games get complicated, lol.
About the name Viole:
The name Viole is from the color violet, and the full name is Jyu Viole Grace.
More details will be revealed next week
Hwa Jeop Gong Pa Sul is one of the striking styles that use Shinsoo.
Basically, it involves transferring the shock of Shinsoo from one's body to the target object.
It's a pretty dangerous skill.
(I'm currently preparing a file on Shinsoo usage. Once I'm done, I'll put it on the blog.)
As for Yeon,
She seems like a character roughly similar to Androssi (pretty, feminine, good stats).
However, there's a degree of difference.
You'll see what I mean.
Next week, we'll begin the story of Wangnan
Which you won't be able to read without crying, lol.
Please look forward to it.
Spoiler: Chapter 008 showWell... here it is, without fail, Tower of God.
Chicken Love's model is the baseball player, Ryu Hyun-Jin.
However, it is not that kind of chicken.
Please don't mistake them.
This chapter's contents were a bit long, right?
I know I said no sudden increase in length a few weeks ago, but it doesn't seem to be going the way I want it.
When you make a comic that's over 100 panels...
You eat lunch at your desk.
I literally ate rice wrapped in dried seaweed (with nothing else).
Never doing this again...
(But I will...)
Really, I do want to find some assistants, but I don't have the ability to pay them fair compensation.
So I'm holding off on that.
I could probably put them on other projects, but at the moment, I want to focus more on Tower of God than money...
Well, my situation's a bit better than the old days, so I don't think I'll be hiring anyone just yet.
Anyways, please be careful of catching a cold, and let us meet next week in good health.
Thank you. ^^
P.S.: I made a twitter, but I'm not telling.
P.S.2: Those with girlfriends or boyfriends, go become sick. Don't come out to see the spring flowers. I get cranky coz the roads get blocked up.
Spoiler: Chapter 009 showNo blog post found for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 010 showThe test is called 'A Trustworthy Room".
The exact rules will be revealed next chapter.
So, please look forward to it, T.T
The game Wangnan and co. were playing is similar to Korea's Gostop.
One who collects all the cards and lives the longest wins.
I don't even know the exact rules.
It's just a game.
Hmm... Starting next chapter, the volume of content will decrease.
Except the pacing of the story will be quicker, so I don't think the ratings will go down.
Ah, nevermind. I'm gonna go watch soccer.
Thank you, ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 011 showThe Game’s Rules:
The goal of the game is to gather 7 teammates and 6 rooms. The most important requirement of the game is faith.
- From this point you and your roommate will be acting as one team to either steal or protect the rooms.
- The remotes of the rooms have the capabilities to open or close the room and can change the ownership of the room.
- The personal connectors connect to the remote. Once connected to another person’s remote, you can decide to either become his/her teammate or take his/her room. (To become teammates, press the blue button; to take the room, press the red button.) (Once you become teammates, you can share rooms and take/protect rooms together.)
- If you leave one of your rooms empty, you will be disqualified.
- If you take the remote out of the room, you will be disqualified. (And one person must remain at all times in the room, his/her connector connected to the remote.)
- If the number of regulars in the resting area falls below 7, Viole wins the game.
- If Viole takes the connector from the Ranker and steals Yeon’s room, Viole wins the game.
- In taking the 6 rooms necessary to win the game, the last room taken must be Yeon’s room on the top floor.
- You can only use your own connector. (Your names will be displayed on the connectors)
- If your connector breaks, you’ll be disqualified.
- If you press the red and blue buttons together, you’ll be accepted into the connected person’s team and betray your former teammates.
- Viole’s connector that’s in the hands of the Ranker can automatically open Yeon’s room.
Spoiler: Chapter 012 showThis is Part 2 Chapter 12.
Thanks to Viole's fast skip,
Looks like we're going to put off Prince vs. Viole for now, T.T
Actually, I didn't really feel like drawing it anyway.
We get to see a humane side of Akraptor.
Lots of people are making theories that Miseng might be Akraptor's real daughter.
This is not true.
But it seems like it's true that Akraptor has (had) a daughter is true.
I've had a lot of things to do, and working on heavy volumes of content wasn't good for my body and mind.
I feel like it's time to control my conditions.
It pains me to say this but the content volume won't rise for some time, T.T
(Of course, that's not to say it's a small amount, haha)
Actually, I wanted to take a week's break before starting this game, ^^;
Even now, I'm continuously fixing and reworking the story.
Don't know if it's because I've gotten old, but every time I plan out a game, it hurts my brain.
Anyways, please look forward to next week ^^
(And fans who are in school, good luck on your tests ^^)
Spoiler: Chapter 013 showAkraptor was a man with great paternal love.
... Is this really true? I don't know.
This chapter had Miseng and Akraptor's dialogue as the center.
Miseng's parents sent Miseng into the Tower for her future, even though she is so young.
Akraptor lost his daughter and entered the Tower, and he was able to understand the helplessness Miseng's parents felt.
... Probably. I don't know, ^^;
I don't have a daughter
I just want this chapter to show that both Miseng and Akraptor are filling the emptiness that they both have. Haha.
I hope I was able to convey that well.
On top of other things, I'm pretty bad when it comes to sentimental scenes;;
Hmm... Lately, several readers have been wanting for my manhwa to become "Viole and Company"
But Tower of God isn't that kind of manhwa...
So I can't do that.
But I'm confident I can still make it enjoyable.
Lastly, I want to thank Mr. Crazy for helping me out.
It's also Each Other's Neighbor request week, so please sign up,
(Although the sheer number so far has been overwhelming;; )
I'll see you next week,
Spoiler: Chapter 014 showHmm... There's not much to write...
Lately, I've been going on, half-dead.
The neighbor requests are over 3000, so it's going to take some time to process them all.
I'm accepting requests until today. ^^
It's really hard to be a good author.
It's been on my mind lately.
Spoiler: Chapter 015 showI wonder who writes the story of EPL.
I'm very jealous of that talent.
Looks like what's needed for a fun soccer game isn't a good player or an awesome scene, but drama.
Likewise, what's needed in a fun manhwa is drama above action or comedy.
Looks like I delivered (more so than soccer).
Anyways, the mood of the manhwa will turn around a bit starting this chapter.
It's time to reap the harvest of the plot points scattered here and there, and it's time for Viole and Wangnan's story to start coming out, and it's time for people to betray each other left and right.
Something like that.
The one who killed Rapdevil...
The answer's already out there.
If you read the chapters carefully, you'll be able to figure it out ^^;
It's not that hard.
I have my training preparation next week, so the content will be a lot less.
It's been a while since I grabbed a gun.
In the army I was used more in reloading the guns rather than shooting them, haha.
Anyways, please look forward to next week, and have a good Sunday!
P.S.: I am unable to accept any more neighbor requests because there is apparently a limit.
I didn't know there was a limit.
I'll try to resolve this somehow.
Spoiler: Chapter 016 showLove is a Wonsulsa (Won-sul-sa).
The Won in Wonsul means “Circle”.
It is a Shinsoo Control Technique that involves rotation the Shinsoo in a perfect circle.
When Shinsoo is spun in a circle, it gains much greater strength, while retaining the same surface and mass. [QC Note: See Chapter 35 for introduction of Shinsoo.]
A Wonsulsa may use Shinsoo as booby traps, or, like Love, may throw the Shinsoo as balls or attack with a spinning-reinforced body.
In order to become a Wonsulsa, one is required to take tests at Gustang’s Research Association to become certified.
Because of this, only a few people can fill the role of a Wonsulsa.
To explain further, the Mule Family’s contract (Love’s family), “Iron Man”, is a contract that restores the body once the body has reached his/her limits.
Simply, it’s a contract that regenerates stamina.
A Contract with the Guardian can be earned by a Family’s Ranker through a special test.
[TN: It seems that Families can have a special contract with Guardians that give specific bonuses.)
A little disclaimer:
TO Viole’s fans, this is the one who attacked Viole.
I was just doing some army preparation when this guy hit Viole.
Spoiler: Chapter 017 showRapdevil Revival!!
Oooor not... He was playing dead.
Quite contrary to his appearance...
I wanted to put some superhero music ("Fly Superboard") in the background where Love uses Blue Oar, but couldn't due to copyright issues...
I really wanted to do it, at least once
(TN: Korean Webtoons sometimes have music embedded within the manhwa, so it actually starts playing when you get to a certain panel/point in the chapter. It's very prominent in another manhwa, Dr. Frost. It's really cool...)
Looks like Yeon is getting bullied again.
Actually, just going by the Regular's power levels, excluding Viole, she's peerless.
In comparison to Part 1, she'd be like Androssi.
Getting used at every corner.
That's why mental state is important folks.
Viole turned out to be a talented genius, as expected.
But the fact that he has to get hit once is a bone hurting fact.
(TN: "bone hurting" is an idiom... but also might be referring to something else, *wink* *wink*)
Why doesn't the Buddha come to me?
I want to take a break on Monday...
Buddha come on!
(In case people are mistaken, my mother is Buddhist)
(TN: It was Buddha's birthday)
The fact that Rapdevil is alive could've been caught by those with keen understanding of the rules.
"A room must have at least one teammate inside."
Spoiler: Chapter 018 showThe time that Webtoon goes up was pulled back a bit.
I'm more comfortable with putting it up by 12...
But I'm not sure how the readers feel about it.
Nia's betrayal had a lot of foreshadowing
So I'm sure a lot of people saw it coming.
I wanted the readers to focus on the drama surrounding the character of Nia
Rather than the foreshadowing or the twists...
So I intentionally put in a considerable amount of foreshadowing.
Honestly, after drawing a chapter like this, I get a lot strain both physically and mentally.
Of course, the large number of cuts (pages) also play a role
But having to spend a week in a chaos of emotions makes me feel like I'm going crazy.
I'm normally the type to read over and think about what I drew before leaving work,
But I couldn't even look at this chapter.
Although I want to maintain a sense of objectiveness when creating the characters and story,
I too am a human being and get shaken up during emotional scenes.
Anyways, starting with this chapter there's been a few changes to the story.
This game has about 3 chapters left.
After, we'll see the hidden story behind Viole and this test, along with the connection between the story from Part 1.
Even though this test seems like it's very trivial, within the T.O.G. World, this is pretty huge incident ^^;;
After this, the Part 1 characters will start to make their appearances, and the scale of the story will start to increase.
So please enjoy the remainder of the story.
And take care not to catch a cold (I caught one ;; )
And have a good week ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 019 show...Due to an extended "Netcan" session (drawing with people over the internet), I thought of writing this tomorrow, but under duress by a certain someone, I'll be writing this and heading to bed.
It's an avid reader who's controlling the author.
It's the 100th chapter.
Though it is something I said to the manager over email as well, I really couldn't even fathom reaching 100 chapters before.
I thought it was merely a number before, but now that I've completed 100 chapters, I feel great at the thought that I've accomplished something.
Compared to other authors, it's a small number, so it's a bit iffy to say it out loud, but I would like to sincerely thank the readers who have followed me all the way through.
Despite my inadequate skills, so many people have loved this comic and took an interest in it.
So, I apologize for my lack of skill, feel a heavy burden, and am also grateful.
This chapter's main focus was Nia and Wangnan from the beginning.
Of course, Viole's story was in there too, and while Viole is the "key" of this incident, he isn't at the center of the plot.
With the beginning of the 2nd part, the question of “who is the protagonist” has been prominent, but the protagonist isn't strictly set.
Of course, overall, the one that will lead the story will be Baam.
But, Baam isn't necessarily always the protagonist.
I would be grateful if everyone waited patiently for the story of Baam and the Tower. ^^
Truthfully, I tried to do something for the 100th chapter, but due to a cold... ;;
I tried to at least increase the quantity, but since the next chapter is the climax, I decided to give it my best next week.
Because, in Tower of God, if this week was short, the next week is long
And if the next week is also short, the next next week is freaking long -- killing the author.
If the chapter is short, something big might happen soon...
Well, you can think of it as something like that. ^^
To those who sent 100th chapter congratulatory fan art,
Thank you very much to all of you.
There were more than a hundred... T.T
They will soon be compiled and put up on the blog.
If there is anyone who doesn't want it published, please mail me ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 020 showFrom the start, this chapter was created around the concept of pairs.
Wangnan - Nia
Akraptor - Miseng
Horyang - Prince
Viole - Yeon
It might seem like there's someone missing, but that's just in your head.
I don't know if you noticed, but the pairings are actually similar to that of an adult and child.
Perhaps a link between the generations...
Maybe I wanted that type of a story ^^;
Dreams, challenges, failures, life, parents, relationships, family.
Whichever one of those it was.
Viole and Yeon is a slightly different type of pairing.
Because Viole alone is just too full of melancholy, a character that acted like cooling medicine was created, and that character was Yeon.
Although she's strong, she's shaken up wherever she turns...
That kind of concept.
I don't know about films or novels,
But I think manhwas definitely need a character like that.
And in some ways, it's only a character that works in a manhwa.
I like it.
So I said before we're steadily going to connect this part with Part 1.
The game will end in the next chapter
(It will be a hard-to-foresee ending ^^; )
And afterwards will be the Test Epilogue and connection to Part 1.
We've gotten close with the Part 2 characters, and Part 1 characters, and each Family's and FUG's characters will start to come out...
Please don't expect too much!
I also plan on resting after the epilogue.
For about one week.
- Ch. 021 – 040Spoiler: Chapter 021 show1st post:
- If you thought I’d upload the afterword early because I uploaded the chapter early, you were wrong.
- When I read the comments for the last chapter, it occurred to me that my manhwa really was loved and appreciated… It gave me the energy to fuel my all-nighter. I always thought that the night before a deadline was a lonely time, but it looks like I was wrong, and you readers were there with me all along. I’m human, so sometimes I’ll make mistakes… and the thought that one day the love you’ve shown me will be replaced by criticism weighs heavily on my mind… but I’ll try my hardest to produce a great manhwa for you all. Thank you. My pen feels unusually heavy today.
- I won’t talk about this week’s chapter here because the explanations will be found in the next week’s chapter. ^^;
- My blog mutual friend limit has been reached, so I’m planning on transferring all of the “mutual-friend-only” information to the public fan café. I’ll also be making some of the posts less restrictive, to “Friend-only”. I think some readers will feel left out if I leave this issue alone any longer, so the post-shifting will be happening as soon as I’m less busy.
- I’ll be taking about some of the more general information concerning Season 2 in the next week’s afterword. Thank you.
I’m posting this because people seem to have misunderstood my intentions. In Season 2 Chapter 21, the reason Wangnan says he forgives Lurker is not that Lurker is a good person.
Many of the readers seem to be glamorizing Lurker’s actions and granting him forgiveness; ;
Regardless of Lurker’s past, I had no such intentions.
The reason Wangnan could not kill Lurker was that in the current situation, where candidates must inevitably make others fail to pass the test, Wangnan realized that Lurker, who killed Nia “because he had to climb the Tower” was a far more “righteous” human being than Wangnan himself, who wants to kill Lurker because of “moral reasons”.
Wangnan could not force himself to kill Lurker. It doesn’t mean he forgave Lurker because Lurker was a good person at heart.
Still, Wangnan tells Lurker that he is forgiven because Wangnan is trying desperately to keep morality alive even in this utterly amoral reality. Lurker has already abandoned any hope of morality, and that’s why he tells Wangnan, “you have no right to forgive me”.
In the end, Wangnan says he will change the Tower.
These are things that will be mentioned briefly in next week’s chapter as well, but since there are so many people who seem to have misunderstood, I am posting this on my blog in the fear that ToG might send the wrong message to younger readers.
Every time I draw manhwa, I feel the limits of my own skills of presentation. I’ll try even harder to convey to you good content.
Spoiler: Chapter 022 showThe resting period is one week. My comment wasn't properly posted, but since I sent the person in charge a text, it'll be changed soon. [QC Note: This is referring to the fact that SIU initially mentioned a two week wait.]
And my least favorite character came out [TL Note: This would be Koon]. It's difficult to draw him and the plot gets complicated whenever he's in it. Ao (frustration), I hate you. Well, [Koon], if some kind of merchandise comes out, I think you'll sell out the most, so I love you.
‘Gusgus” being a FUG member has been decided from the beginning. Mm...it was actually planned to be foreshadowed when Love reports in, Thinking that [Viole] is a girl is a girl but ‘Gusgus refers to him as a guy in his reply; However, I thought that would have made it too obvious so I decreased the foreshadowing. In fact, I'm tired of dragging out time using foreshadowing so..;
Well...in a case such as this test, Wangnan Team formed + FUG conspiracy is the core content.
I'll take a week break, and the plot will begin to really connect with Part 1 starting from next chapter. I think the plot will flow towards a direction none of you have expected, haha.
The reason for this hiatus being [only] one week is because after this arc and the next arc, there is a pretty long arc, so I plan to take another break before then. ^^
In a way, I think it'll be the best arc so far out of both Part 1 and Part 2, So even I want to see it soon.
Then everyone, see you after two weeks~!
P.S.: I was thinking of writing this but it seems I actually didn't do it. The reason Yeon could join Wangnan's team is because Prince and Yeon were originally one team. They formed a team after Viole left, and if you play close attention, Prince says that they are "on the same team" when he hands over the soft drink to her. That is also the reason why Yeon could leave her room. ^^
To be more concise, in a situation where Yeon-Prince-Rapdevil formed one team, after Horyang eliminated Rapdevil and got Yeon-Prince to join his side, Tin's room was stolen using Wangnan's connector, so they won the test. In this chapter's case, I reduced the explanation of the game to the absolute minimum and put all my focus into emphasizing the feelings of the characters, so you have to read into the details to discover what is being foreshadowed by the game. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 023 showKoon came out. It's been a while.
Rachel appeared in one scene too, haha.
The story will really begin in next week's chapter...
Well...You'll know when you see it... I have a near-complete original copy that I really want to show you. Despite that, I hope you can wait a week. I'm a pro so I can't show you unless you give me money. Not the skill of a pro, but the mind of a pro!!
Anyway, after this episode, gradually you'll get the feeling of: "Ah, so the manhwa will flow in that direction." If not, nevermind.
What's for sure is that it'll get better and better. I think this is the most important thing.
Spoiler: Chapter 024 showWhere is this manhwa flowing to? What is the genre of this manhwa...
I'm not sure either. I thought this chapter was Love and War.
Many people think the current time is 5 years after the end of Part 1 because of the prologue, but it's actually 6 years later. Also, 6 years is not a long time in the Tower. To us it's about 1~2 years? There are fewer days in the year and people live longer, so time feels different. As people become Rankers, the difference in their perception of time gets even bigger.
There is a post about time (I think I posted it about a year ago), but there's a slight spoiler in it so it's unrevealed. Only I can see it. I'll reveal it later. [GoDai: This guy is a troll]
The Koon arc and the next arc actually have more reveals about Part 1 than battle scenes. I guess that's good news for people who like story reveals.
I already told you that once the next two arcs are done there'll be one big arc. Haha, I think the stuff you've been expecting are all mostly there.
Looks like it'll be fun.
<<<<PICTURE OF SHINSOO METER>>>>
.................If you won an electric fan, please send me a mail... [TL Note: Appears to be some sort of contest…]
Spoiler: Chapter 025 showCompleting Fences has ended. I pondered on how to draw this chapter a lot. Above all else, I had to draw so that even young readers could understand the relationships between Koon and Rachel, and Baam as well, and that was a difficult problem... I think I often run into my limits when I try to solve you readers' problems 'easily'.
Koon Eduan's name was finally mentioned in this chapter, and I think the day when we'll see the faces of the 10 Family Heads isn't that far away. However, that doesn't mean they'll all appear at once and go “We are the 10 Heads!! Tadah!!” or anything like that.
Next arc, stories about FUG will come out and Viole will appear again… Next chapter isn't that long either. This arc had few action scenes, so even if it's just for fun, I plan to increase the importance of action scenes in the next arc.
It's the Olympics these days so I often tune in to the games when I'm working. And then I get too focused on them so I can't work(...) And then thanks to those damned monkeymagic referees I can't work even more(...) So I have decided to not watch, and just check the results.... ㅠㅠ
However, I am always cheering them on in my heart. National athletes fighting~!
Spoiler: Chapter 026 showHwa Ryun came out.
Because I haven't drawn [her] for a month, drawing the Wangnan team, I struggled(...)
This arc is planned to proceed in the format of Present + Reflection on the past. Of course I can't tell you what will happen, but it seems information on FUG and Viole's past will be revealed sooner than you all think.
But actually, my thoughts on story progression speed differ greatly from what you readers think, so I can't guarantee anything ^^;;
Personally, I find it difficult to get into the minds of characters like Yihwa, maybe because of that, there is a slight awkwardness to her dialogue and actions. It could be my limits as a male artist... I will try but it seems it is not an easy problem to solve.
The weather is hot in Korea so watch your health. See you next week ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 027 showThe moment Viole's bangs get out of the way, he transforms into Baam. Viole, the world's first haircut transformation magic girl.
Actually, my condition was the worst while drawing this chapter -- I had headaches due to the heat and I was low on energy. I was working on the plot but I couldn't think of anything as my mind blanked out. After I grabbed my notepad and got a grip on my mind, it was already 3 days to the deadline kekekekeke.
In the end, I couldn't sleep and had two nosebleeds... It was truly the worst experience.
To Mr. Global Warming, who gave me this experience, I want to send a Siberian mountain-sized fuck-you. ^^ I was considering taking a week's break for the sake of work, but it hadn't been very long since I took a week's break (...)
So I ended up drawing the rough copy like a company worker who had to write his yearly report at a bad time haha. I'll end my personal ranting there.
(One day I shall get sick and take a break.)
In this chapter, I revealed the reason why FUG approached Baam, although it's something you would've noticed if you read carefully. In shorter words, “Due to a contract with the Guardians, Zahard cannot be killed unless you are an Irregular.”
Ha Jinsung, who appeared in this chapter, is from the Ha Family. In terms of the family tree, he is waaaaaaaay above Yuri. As expected form a Ha Family member, he is good at martial arts and is very strong. Haha.
Actually, besides Regulars, only people with permits can enter the Regulars' district. Hwa Ryun was only able to enter and bring Ha Jinsung along because she is a special Guide; Rankers and High Rankers are actually forbidden from associating with Regulars. Of course, FUG is a random bunch so they don't care about the rules. ^^
Actually, I was going to throw all the past events in the next chapter, but it looked like most of you readers wanted a speedy advance in plot so it looks like I'll include just a little bit of reflection on the past and focus on the Wangnan team. In fact my condition is bad these days so the length of chapters may decrease.
Then, please read and love the chapter next week too, and I must go to sleep. ㅠㅠ
Spoiler: Chapter 028 showThe FUG arc ended. Actually, I was planning to continue this into the next test in this arc, but I thought the arc would be too long (I thought it would be difficult to get some length out of this) so I divided it into two arcs. I think this next test will go short and powerfully (…). ^^ I’m expecting about 6-7 chapters, but I’m not sure.
Although I’m sure you have realized if you read this arc, the story of Tower of God actually revolves around the 10 Families and Zahard’s past ^^; Why FUG is trying to kill Zahard, how Zahard became the King of the Tower, why Mirchea Luslec wanted to make Baam a slayer, all of these will be revealed one by one.(+As well as stuff about Zahard’s princesses) I’m thinking these will be explained over a long period of time in Parts 3 and 4 ^^.
Karaka made an appearance. (Although that was just a silhouette) Karaka is a character that will appear often in Part 2. Of course, by often, I mean often for a Ranker ^^;;
Next test, a pretty interesting character will appear. It’s fine to anticipate that character, since I’m expecting many readers to take an interest in the character. Honestly, this test is nothing but ground bait for the next arc. Haha. I think you’re feeling the scale grow bigger and bigger. And the bigger the scale gets, the more I die (…)
I must complete the story before I die TT TT
I opened the post on Mirchea Luslec to the public.
If you’re curious, please take a read.
Spoiler: Chapter 029 showI don't have much to say, and anything I say will probably end up as a spoiler...
I get a lot of questions about Part I and Part II characters, but as I've been telling you since a long time ago, Tower of God is a manhwa that switches main characters every arc. It has a slightly different plot style from most other sohnyun (Shonen) battle themed comics, so please understand, even if it's a little uncomfortable.
By the same principle, Wangnan's team members from Part II aren't completely the main characters either. It takes a long time to climb the Tower, and no one knows what might happen on the way ^^; Actually, the chances of a Regular becoming a Ranker are smaller than the chances of winning a lottery. Many Regulars fall, but someone always goes up.
The character who appeared at the end of the chapter... I can't tell you much yet, but he's an idiot among idiots.
Spoiler: Chapter 030 showIf you want to see that guy’s face, you’re gonna have a tough time, haha.
In this chapter, we briefly saw some techniques that utilize Lighthouses; Actually, those were originally planned to appear in the first battle scene with Viole. They were left out for story flow, but as I told you in the beginning of Part 2, the characters in Part 2 are all Regulars who’ve climbed up to the 20th floor or higher, so their skills aren’t that useless. If you look at their average skill levels, the Part 2 characters are obviously better ^^.
As the story develops, battles that utilize positions, such as combinations like Light-Spear Bearer and Scout-Fisherman will come out one by one, so I think for those of you who are anticipating battle scenes, it’d be more fun if you read while focusing on these parts ^^.
I think that many of you will correctly guess the identity of the Pink Pig that appeared in this episode.
Starting from this arc, the center of the story will begin to move from Wangnan to Viole. Also, I think the story will begin to move into the central plot at the same time.
P.S.: Many readers seem to think that I have no greed for money, possibly due to the thing with the Audio Drama last time, but I actually have a huge greed for money, and I have a lot of thoughts about making money with Tower of God. However, I’m only going to make money when the method and the deal are right. I’m extremely selfish and dogmatic when it comes to copyright. I also believe this is an obvious attitude for any artist.
(The work for the book is only getting delayed, and I’ve already made the contract. ^^)
P.S.2: Also, I’m hoping that no more bad talk about the Audio Drama will come out. Although I did end up posting an article like that because it turned out this way, I have no plans to disturb those people’s futures, and I instead want to encourage them. Of course there was a mistake in terms of how it was done, but it’s alright as long as they don’t do it again. Of course, I would be thankful if the rest of you Voice Story people be careful and give some thought into this as well. Then, I also hope that you’ll all encourage and listen to VS’ next Audio Drama. I will no longer post on this matter, and I hope no more talk about this will show up on the café or anywhere else. Thank you.
Spoiler: Chapter 031 showHello, this is SIU.
I think many readers will expect an afterword, so I'm posting this.
A close friend passed away so I think it'll be difficult for me to write an afterword. I've always tried to draw manhwa and greet you guys with a smile on my face, even if personal things happened, but today that's not so easy for me. Sorry.
I'll return with a brighter appearance after I sort out my feelings. ^^
Thank you for always cheering me on.
Spoiler: Chapter 032 showI had actually planned for a bit more, but something unexpected happened, so I couldn’t finish it all. I’m disappointed too. Sorry.
About the hip-hop boy (…) that made an appearance, I was wondering as I was writing, “Can I let a guy like this make an appearance?”
That was my original thought… but I was surprised that the readers’ reactions were better than I thought, haha…
He’s a character that gets more serious development in later arcs rather than this arc, so I would appreciate it if you just took it as, “Ah, so there are guys like this too”. ^^
Thanks to the hip-hop boy’s (…) debut, I got a lot of questions about the 10 Family Heads; one of the 10 Family Heads will appear in the next arc. I hope you anticipate their debut… not. It puts a lot of pressure on me, so please don’t.
As I have already informed you, this chapter wasn’t that long. I think I’ll have to draw one more chapter because of this.
I heard that there’s a typhoon coming; I hope you achieve your long-awaited dream of days off school… just kidding. Make sure you lock your doors, and hope it passes without any kmajor damage.
Thank you. ^^
P.S.: Ah, also Zygaena has already flipped once more off-screen. You can tell from Mazino’s position in the beginning haha.
Spoiler: Chapter 033 showHip-hop boy is the most searched word...
I really can't understand your tastes. Do you love nipples or something?
Well anyway, this chapter was actually a compressed form of 1.5 chapters, so I deeply regretted my decision of not taking a break last week crying tears of blood...
I actually thought about extending it to 2 chapters, but that would make the story waaay too slow, so I just went ahead with this. Besides, even if I make the battle scene longer, all we would get is the hip-hop boy doing windmills... So I just worked on the verge of becoming a zombie...
My assistant Sweet Pea, who helped me a bit with coloring last chapter, helped me greatly by coloring most of this chapter. Of course, we're all people obsessed with pay and beef, but I would like to thank sweet Pea once again for taking on work even in the most difficult of times. Please cheer on ^^
Although we do work by taking parts like this, basic coloring is just literally filling the page up with color, so it doesn't affect the style of the drawing, or the end result. ^^ Rather, it gives me more time to work on the main thing and increases the chances of the end result being better, so you don't need to worry about that.
Starting from next chapter, we'll be wrapping up this arc, and then I'll take a short break. After that, we'll slowly cross over onto the much-anticipated BIG arc. Please anticipate it, and have a nice week ^^
P.S.: Although some of you may have noticed, Urek is a bluff addict. It's terminal. On top of that, he's actually super strong, so there's no way to fix it, either...
SIU’s comment on Naver:
And so, Viole learned the Emperor's Scorching Fist of Death, but didn't want to use it due to the embarrassing name of the technique. (I gave a beef-sized thanks to my new assistant Sweet Pea for coloring the chapter.)
Spoiler: Chapter 034 showI wonder if you're having a nice Chuseok. [TL Note: Korean Thanksgiving]. After a tour of the main house [TL Note: house of the eldest son of the family] and greeting guests, I went straight back to work… Holidays are very rbutal days for Webtoon artists. This is the first time I’ve disliked longer holidays (…)
Well... Anyway, This chapter is a seriousness + comedy chapter. From the beginning, the Part 2 characters' concepts were "Ordinary but charming after a while", so I strongly encourage you readers to find a kind of charm in characters that look like vegetable salesmen. Who knows. They might give you lettuce or radishes once in a while...
Besides that, it seems Baam is popular wherever he goes. Yeon's cooking...gets burned before you can decide whether it's good or bad. Very crispy.
Then please enjoy what's left of your holiday, and I hope you eat a lot of Chuseok food too. ^^
Haengsho~ (Be Happy)
Spoiler: Chapter 035 showFinally, the first storyline of Season 2 has ended. As previewed, the second season is divided into few large storylines, and within them, smaller arcs.
The next story will be based on the Workshop. Simply put, it's a gathering of the engineers who make items. Because it is in the middle area, the next story will slowly reveal the middle area as well ^^.
Because the flow of time is so long in Tower of God, 1 or 2 years might seem as if it's nothing, and that's true.
To Regulars, 1 or 2 years isn't that great of a time period. Actually after they have become E-Rank Regulars, there are plenty of those who hippity hop play around 3-40 years until they take the test again.
Karaka was originally set to not appear with a mask but ^^; since there has been so many new faces these days, I've decided “Hey, you should be mysterious”, so he came out as one who was 'pissed at Ha Jinsung and wore a mask... So I edited the scene in which he appears in the previous chapter. The face will eventually be shown as intended, so don't worry too much. Hehe.
Because of this chapter, I'm sure many people will start saying "Isn't Wangnan's ring a novelty toy?" "Isn't Karaka's ring a novelty toy?" But...well, if you watch a bit longer, you'll find out.^^.
Actually, after finishing this chapter, I planned to take a break, but after talking to Naver, making some in-between stories before taking a break would make more sense, so I've decided to do so. So, 2 in-between chapters, break-->Main story. I think I'll do it like that^^
I plan to make the in-between stories more relaxed, but I'll also be trying to give the chapters that all of you want, so please enjoy them. ^^
Then, see you next week~
P.S.: Leesoo changed clothes. If you look closely, there is a subtle difference. I did what I could for Leesoo.
Spoiler: Chapter 036 showI thought about the many things that I could do with this chapter, and I decided that I wanted to show more of the relationship between FUG and Viole; so, I chose to draw Viole's past for this extra chapter. I hope I explained things that I didn't adequately explain in the main series.
I become very annoyed whenever I draw a character whom I haven't drawn for a long time; but interestingly, I don't feel that way when I draw Baam. Perhaps it's because he's the character whom I'm most used to drawing.
There's something that many readers misunderstand. Baam's talent is definitely amazing, but it's not 'matchless.' He has weaknesses as well^^ FUG didn't capture Baam because of his talent, but rather due to his Irregular title. This means that they chose the side with the slightest possibility.
I think the Workshop Battle will maintain a bright mood, so I talked about a darker (...) story before it. My heart aches to put the main character through so much suffering.
Actually, I tried planning out concepts for things like four-cell cartoons, short anecdotes, and parody scenes; however, I felt that it's not what most readers want, so I decided to put them aside.
I'll reveal them later when I feel more free.
Next week, a comedy with the characters who played comic relief roles in Part 1 will take off. Though, I'm just calling it a comedy, and it probably won't be that funny (...) I hope you enjoy it ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 037 show"I'll return after 2 years'... I mean 2 weeks' break. ^^ Thank you for always cheering me on."
I was actually planning to introduce them later in the story, but they ended up appearing in the first story. In fact, this extra chapter was planned in a rush due to a myriad of reasons ^^;; It was an extra unlike usual extras. Haha
During the crossover from Part I to Part II, as well as during the end of Completing Fences, I didn' t get much rest because I was busy planning for the following arcs, so I was thinking that I'd take a few months break, work on some other stuff, do a lot of preparations, and above all, rest as much as I needed and come back...
...but somehow I ended up with only a 2 weeks break. Actually, I agreed with the editor that the 2 extra chapters would be filler, but filler my ass kekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekekeke
Seems even fillers are for people who have experience with fillers (...)
Where is my dreamlike break...
Anyway, see you soon.
If, by any chance, there are those of you who are curious of my daily life during the 2 weeks, just come to my Twitter or Me2day.
Spoiler: Chapter 038 showIt's been a while since I wrote an afterword.
Um... I thought about many things as I composed the story this time. I don't think I should tell you much when you've only seen the prologue, but in any case, I contemplated many things, and I haven't concluded anything yet. ^^;
Right now, I think I'm going through some 'growing pains' as an artist. But I think that these pains are proof of the fact that I'm taking my work seriously, so in a way I'm happy as well.
I've become used to social networks by consistently using Me2day and using Twitter here and there, (Although from today on, I think it'll be difficult for me to use them often.) and I tried to integrate my feelings from my social networking experience into my work. You've probably already noticed that 'chatting' will play an extremely important role in this arc.
I just began, but the rating is so low haha. I'll take it as an encouragement for me to work harder. But I really like this chapter T_T.
Then please enjoy the upcoming story ^^ See you next week~^
Spoiler: Chapter 039 showIt's just because he got a little gloomier (...) in Part 2, but by the original plot, Koon is very mischievous, adventurous, and curious... If there's something like that, he just tries it out... (TL Note: This non-sensical phrase is actually accurately translated) That's his style. It's just because he doesn't have anyone to do these things with in Part 2.
Emile, as a system, is essentially an evolved version of the "Shimshimee" app. It's a system that asks and answers, but Emile also has the amazing ability to analyze and absorb information ^^. The truth behind Emile will probably be revealed at the latter half of the arc. (GoDai: As you can guess, ShimShimEe is a Korean app that you can have a conversation with when you are bored. It asks you questions and answers your questions like Siri and Cleverbot.)
As shown in this chapter, Dan is the fastest member of Koon's team. (However, Ran has greater mobility in battle ^^; ). As you guessed, Ran is from the Koon family. I get a lot of questions asking if Novick is from the Ha Family, but he's not. He's from a Family that split off from the Ha Family.
This arc is relatively long, so it'll be better if you read it with a relaxed attitude as opposed to a hasty one. There are many issues to be resolved in this arc, so instead of messing it up hastily, I plan to do this slowly and properly, haha.
Please look forward to next week as well~
Spoiler: Chapter 040 showThis chapter looks like it doesn't have much plot, right? Correct. Not much plot.
A few readers told me that after coming into Part 2, the story unravelling quickly and the scale of events getting bigger does make it fun, but also makes it complicated and difficult to follow, so you can see this chapter as an attempt to control the rate of plot development. Thanks to that, it seems to have become a chapter with a traditional pattern and fun. Two new characters were introduced, so there's a need to get used to them as well haha. Well...the story will fly in a direction you'd have never expected next week(...) So I think it's okay to take a rest this week.
Quaetro Blitz, who was introduced in this chapter, is from the same family as Quant (Blitz Family).
Many people misunderstand due to Quant's reputation, but the Blitz family is famous for producing Blaze Wielders. The downside is that there are many retards...
You could say that Chang Blarode is an A-Rank Fisherman amongst the correct E-Rank Regulars. These two characters will have recurring roles. (Quaetro's gender will be revealed later. Haha)
This arc will be strongly focused around battles between Regulars, so those of you who like Regulars will happily enjoy the read. Then, please look forward to next week. I'm gonna go eat some chicken.
P.S.: Because you have more Baangs doesn't necessarily mean you're stronger ^^.
- Ch. 041 – 060Spoiler: Chapter 041 showThis is Season 2 Chapter 41 of Tower of God.
Well... Some of you may be wondering why the plot is suddenly going off on a tangent, but in fact, the story of the Devil of the Right Arm links to the Workshop Battle. Of course, Horyang is a character that is related to the Workshop.
Starting next chapter, the story of the Devil of the Right Arm will begin, and I think it'll flow naturally to the Workshop Battle. ^^
Well, I can't say anything big because we're beginning, but I guess this is the beginning of the meeting of the Regular Teams, perhaps? Ah, this arc is related to the thing inside Viole's body, to some degree haha.
Starting next week, the manhwa will probably proceed with a focus on the story instead of battles for a few chapters, but I’m not sure if I'll be able to do a good job. In fact, it's also what I want to be the best at, and I think it's the thing that a manhwa artist must be best at. I want to keep challenging new things even if I have to fail a little.
Also, the weather is cold, so stay healthy. See you next week ~
Spoiler: Chapter 042 showThe Devil of the Right Arm arc has begun. I don't think this arc will be very long. It leads to the Workshop Battle anyway;;
Horyang's earlier reaction to the lobster and his way of talking implies that he knows more about it than others... For those of you who read more carefully, it may have been a predictable storyline, haha.
Ignition Weapons (especially the Thirteen Months) play a big role later on, so I think I'll explain them to some degree in the Workshop Battle and move on. Of course, it's a little early for them to make their appearance ^^.
Instead of thinking that all ignition weapons have souls, it's probably more accurate to say that they're created using a special kind of Shinsoo. As for the creation process, that'll come as the story develops...haha.
If the final content of Part 1 was the portrayal of the Tower's already existing powers and of how one has no choice but to obey the laws of the Tower, Part 2 as a whole is planned to portray becoming independent of those laws and powers, so I would appreciate it if you read with a focus on that aspect. ^^
I heard it's exam period, so students, please have strength, and I hope you all get good results.
Thank you~ See you next week~
Spoiler: Chapter 043 showNow I feel like the team assembly is almost done and the real story of the Regulars will begin. Haha.
About Baam's power-up (...) at the end of Part 1, it seems that many readers thought it was a natural result of Baam's talent and ingenuity so they didn't find it suspicious. It seems you underestimated me...
If Horyang takes out the Devil, he's incredibly strong. Among the Regulars, there are not many who can beat Horyang in that state in terms of raw power. Of course, there are few problems, too. Haha.
When I just begun Part 2, I had to start all over so it was very tough and I know many readers also felt very uncomfortable, but now the story is becoming focused and more than anything, the characters have found their places so I think I'll be able to truly progress the story of the Regulars ^^. I hope the hardship I underwent was worth it.
Please be careful with the cold going around~
See you next week~
Spoiler: Chapter 044 showSo Horyang and Ran met.
Actually, I was considering complicating the plot to make it unclear whether they would run into each other or not, but I just decided that it was unnecessary and just went ahead with it.
Because I intended to focus Team Wangnan on a family-like mood from the beginning, you may feel that this has a different feeling from “teams” seen in the usual sonyun (Shonen) manhwa. Rather than gathering to fight, growing close to each other after travelling together…;
On top of that, it’s a team with a great variety in age and gender. The reason for Team Wangnan seeming to be “lacking” is probably that although they feel like a family, they’re still hiding their pasts and affiliations from each other.
Compared to that, Team Koon is a little different. In a way, they are the standard “team” you see in sonyun manhwa.
I expect that no matter in what way the two teams meet, they’ll have good synergy. Haha.
Now that I look at it, tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Everyone, please enjoy Merry Christmas with your friends and families ^^~
Spoiler: Chapter 045 showIt's busy now that it's the end of the year. T_T
Now that I've had plenty to play, I think that if I don't focus and work, something terrible will happen. Hehe.
I had a bit of difficulty with the length of this chapter because of mixed orders. I tried to make it a bit longer, but accidentally blew one of the files in the middle ^^;; In the end, I resorted to a shorter chapter in order to deliver.
To meet the new year, I've also changed the thumbnail --- actually, with the new arc, I thought of changing it --- but somehow only got to change it now. ^^ I'll probably change the thumbnail here and there during the 2nd Volume. You see, I like changing these things.
From the next chapter, story development will be on fire. Then with the closing of the new year ^^
See you next year~
P.S.: I'll be sure to upload the gossip next year. Hehe.
Spoiler: Chapter 046 showI trusted Google Translate, but I'm not sure about how it turned out. I tried to use the shortest sentence, so I tested a bunch of things and that's what I got. Putting the grammar and what-not beside, I hope I successfully delivered the message of "You fell into my trap" correctly. I asked a friend overseas, and they can easily understand what it means. A foreigner got it too, so I'm sure it'll be fine...
Actually, as I was drawing this chapter, I felt that many elements may become ignored or criticized for being pointless because many people focus on “Baam and Koon's reunion”, but I think I ended up adding far fewer of those than expected. ...but still, the focus of this arc is Horyang and Cassano... TT Please give them some attention too.
Anyway, Cassano made his appearance, and The Devil of the Right Arm arc is entering it's latter half. As I've been saying for a while now, this arc is like an opening for the Workshop Battle arc, (You'll probably see why I've been saying this at the end of this arc) but I've also prepared things that will bring many changes to the story ^^ so I hope you enjoy it as much as possible.
See you next week~!
Spoiler: Chapter 047 showSince the first scene where Cassano appears, it seems that I'm unable to breath with my nose...
Actually, I've been so confused about Cassano and Horyang's lefts and rights since Cassano came out that I keep drawing and checking and fixing;; It seems I wasn't educated properly in kindergarten.;;;
The Maschechnny-style Lightning Spear Technique that Ran uses is a Lightning Style Technique invented by Maschenny Zahard, who made an appearance a while ago. It's a technique that turns Shinsoo into a spear, so it grants the advantage of being able to take the Spear Bearer position without being armed with spears. (Compared to ordinary Shinsoo manipulation techniques,
Lightning Spear Techniques are much faster and have higher accuracy.) As it allows one to participate in both short- and long-range battles, it is considered to be one of the “ultimate spear techniques”.
The Maschenny-style Lightning Spear Technique is only passed down in Maschenny's branch of the Koon Family, (in Ran's case, due to the Lightning Spear Technique, his ranking as a Spear Bearer is higher than his ranking as a Fisherman.). However, after becoming a Ranker, it is very difficult to take on the role of a professional Spear Bearer with the Lightening Spear Technique alone (Because the level of other Spear Bearers become that much higher). So later on, they're used more as a support role in close-range battles... In Maschenny Zahard's case, her lightning Spear Technique is faaaaar stronger than a usual High Ranker's spear technique. In other words, if you have Maschenny on your team, it's the same thing as having another High Ranker-level Spear Bearer on your team. Of course, the only person who can use the Maschenny-style Lightning Spear Technique so proficiently is Maschenny Zahard herself ^^;
It's been a long time since I talked so much about the setting. Please look forward to next week as well ^^.
P.S.1: Ran's technique has a letter missing. It's “espada”. I couldn't check because it was sideways. I'll fix it tomorrow
P.S.2: Koon's Armor Inventory is an Item that has a “level limit” on it. It can only be used in places above a certain level.
Spoiler: Chapter 048 showI had to think a lot about appearances in this chapter. I put Koon's search side-by-side with Horyang's battle to intensify Koon's situation, but it was really difficult because I wasn't used to it. I've come to respect film editors. It feels like the more I draw chapters, the more scary and difficult it becomes to try new things. I'm wondering if the moment that an artist gives up on trying new things is the moment how the style of an artist is established, haha.
Because of the sudden twist in the plot after Cassano's appearance, I'm worried that the content may have gotten shoddy. So I also added a long battle scene in the middle. Of course, they'll all be resolved later, but I'm also wondering if there was a better way to do this. Every time I ponder these things, I feel that I still lack experience.
I received a big award this week. I actually wasn't expecting it;; So I hadn't given it much thought, but I was informed by many that I had been awarded. When I first heard the news, I was more taken aback and bewildered than happy, so I wasn't sure what to say... I think I received the award not because I'm a great artist, but because you guys are award-worthy readers. I'll try hard to one day become an artist who isn't embarrassed of receiving so much attention and love.
Thank you. ^^
P.S.: I think my comment caused confusion this chapter. Apple is capable of being both scout and Light Bearer. Ran is on the Fisherman Position, but he's also capable of taking on the role of Spear Bearer, and Prince carries around Fisherman equipment, one is not limited to one position. We've seen Apple actually use a Lighthouse, and I think some readers may have been confused as I hadn't put this information in the chapters. I sometimes think that I put in some content that I may have not explained before, and I guess this chapter was one of those times ^^. I'll fix the comment so that there's no confusion. [QC Note: We incorporated SIU's comment that he mentions here into a TL note in the chapter.]
I'll be careful next week~!
Spoiler: Chapter 049 showThis is Volume 2, Chapter 49 where Novick's Hayeol Style has been corrected to Crimson Bell Technique instead of what was miswritten as Crimson Soul Technique (tCNote: this is a translation of SIU's words! Not a comment by us)
Novick's image... is a bit like that. Strong and powerful.
As you found while reading this chapter, a Light Bearer + Wave Controller makes a very good combo. If you just control the lighthouses well, it increases the number and amount of Shinsoo, and more than anything, becomes an opponent without a blind spot.
Koon's name comes from the football (soccer) player Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero del Castillo, so the Koon's family's hair and color, as well as mask color, follows the scheme of Argentina's flag (blue), with the blue base. And so the Koon's family's skills and were also set in Spanish, but... because I don't know anyone who speaks Spanish I ended up working with Google Translator for it (...)
If there's anyone who can speak Spanish well, I would appreciate an email. Hehehe.
As a forenote, there isn't much to write-
Though I say it often, this chapter is a bridge to the next chapter, so instead of expecting everything to be solved in this chapter, I hope you think of it as the beginning of something.
tCNote: We knew it was "Kun" and not Koon for some time now, but for consistency's sake, we keep the double O version. Do you think we should adapt to "Kun"? This also enters a bit of a slippery slope as we know the actual spelling of many characters. But there's a fair chance many of you will rage at some of the actual names, as some of them are borderline offensive to native English speakers and/or odd to pronounce...
Spoiler: Chapter 050 showIt was difficult to write the dialogue for this chapter. The conversation between Koon and Baam was everything for this chapter... I had to keep their characteristics alive while still allowing the reader to feel their changed situations... I needed that feeling, but it was difficult... Even though I am still only learning, I feel that I am very lacking in emotional parts. Do I have to get older...Well I think things like that too.
Xia Xia was this story's dark horse. She's on a rampage. Just in case you get the wrong idea, I don't even have a LoL ID hahaha I've only borrowed my friend's ID and played a couple of games with bots. But it was too fun. So I couldn't make an ID. I'll make an account when I'm on a break...
I get a lot of questions about the gossip that I began with a good spirit, but there's been so much change in the story that these days that it's a little risky to write gossip; I'll continue after the situation clears up to some degree. And gossip is something I write when I feel like it, and not an obligation in any way. (I think you guys know what this is, kind reader have been posting translations on the forums. The most recent gossip involved Urek appearing on SNSD's “I Got A Boy” album cover, of course.)
Next week is Seol-nal (Lunar New Year), so I’m not sure about what’s happening for the chapter… There are some readers who want a holiday special chapter, and some who don’t… I want a special, of course. kekeke. Anyway, you’ll see the result next week. Thank you for reading today, too.
Spoiler: Chapter 051 showThe fact this chapter came out on Lunar New Year is completely coincidental... this is why I wanted to do a special chapter...
Actually, I don't think working on Lunar New Year is very difficult. I don't have my own household and I work at home, so I don't have to move around much on this holiday. However, there are many other manhwa artists who need a big rest, so I hope releasing chapters doesn't become a huge burden for them.
Starting from this chapter, the courses of characters will gradually change. I've said this once before, but I have no intention of starting the Workshop Battle arc with a dark mood. I think that won't happen, probably. Haha.
Then please enjoy the rest of your holiday, and I'll see you again when I'm fatter. ^^
P.S.: There's a popularity contest proceeding on the fan cafe. Please participate~
P.S.2: Please refrain from spamming comments on other Webtoons.
Spoiler: Chapter 052 showIf you look in the previous chapter, you can see Viole's pocket flying off. Although Lighthouses can be used as Pocket in emergencies, they don't have the same level of simultaneous translation functionality that Pockets have. It is more a symbolism problem than a function problem. A Pocket, in a way, is a kind of “license” that confirms one's status as a Regular.
Actually, last chapter and this chapter where both due Lunar New Year holidays. I spread them out so I would be avoid taking a break, so I hope you to understand ^^ I'm thinking that I'll be returning to be the normal chapter length next week.
(This chapter’s length is actually the average Webtoon chapter length, but for Tower of God, I find it difficult to advance the plot at this rate.)
The Workshop Battle story will properly begin next week, and within one or two months, all the Regulars will have gathered for the Workshop Battle. Right now, although I'm painstakingly preparing the games that will be in the Workshop Battle, I'm actually getting some good ideas, so even I'm anticipating it ^^.
Also, there's a Character Popularity Vote taking place on Fan's Cafe, so I hope many of you participate.
Now that the seasons are changing, please be careful not catching a cold.
See you next week~
Spoiler: Chapter 053 showI had some business yesterday, so the afterword is late. It did take me a long time, but Part 1 characters have finally returned. I think you'll have to wait a bit, longer to see them in active, but hope you still look forward nonetheless.
The reason why Rak got split up from Koon will be explored later on. Koon started acting like an adult ever since he was a little kid. This in turn leads him to bear an inner desire to return to childhood. Koon is an ironic character in that way. As an artist, I meticulously draw parts where this is portrayed. We'll be exploring Koon more deeply in the Koon family arc which will come later on, so I think it'll be fine to just enjoy him as he is for now
According to my original plans, most of the Part 1 members were changed, but because so many of you showed attachment, I changed the setting to include as many of the original members as possible ^^; In fact, Tower of God was initially planned to be a manhwa with an extremely hardcore setting, but as I released it on Naver, I'm toning such hardcore parts down. Shall I say it reduces the mental
Then please look forward to next week, and stay healthy over the week.
Spoiler: Chapter 054 show1st post:
Memories of you~ Our past love~
(tCNote: These are lyrics from the song "Thorn" by Buzz, a Korean artist duo. This is also how I know "gasi" refers to "thorn")
Become Thorns~ That piece~ Into me~
(tCNote: The above is a continuation of Buzz's song, "Thorn")
In this chapter, Koon and Wangnan shook hands.
(tCNote: In Korean "hold hands" also usually directly refers to "team up")
In fact, there wasn't much content but it was a chapter that was impossible (...) to draw briefly, it may have been a boring chapter for those too lazy to read...;; But I think when I'm coming up with the story or releasing the chapter, these chapters are the most difficult.
It seems that the teams participating in the Workshop have pretty much been decided, and it looks like Koon will have to work quite hard. Will Team Wangnan be able to take on so many other teams teeming with uber-strong characters (...) Please look forward to it.
Then, to the students who are facing the doom of the beginning of another school year and to the workers who are facing Monday,
I will once again run toward my deadline.
See you next week~
Spoiler: Chapter 055 showThis was part 2 Chapter 55.
For the past few weeks, I had been drawing chapters to link the two arcs, but I think I concluded it today.
Tower of God is one of those manhwas that has a very low occurrence of pattern repetition. On every floor a new background, a new game, and a new story are introduced, and human relationships (teams) change fluidly. Although these chapters slow down the plot progression, I think they're necessary in Tower of God's case.
So I think the story will really start moving along next chapter. Of course, the Workshop Battle will be an arc full of different characters (haha) so I'm wondering how I should split up the chapters.
Actually, my wrist hasn't been so well so I'm considering taking a break, but I think I'll just keep going for now.
Then please look forward to next chapter too~
I hope you spend a fun week.
Spoiler: Chapter 056 showTraveller has finally made an appearance.
You could say that he's the character who holds the key to this arc.
I checked the comments and saw people mentioning Bleach, but as I've said before, I don't read Bleach;;;
Although the story focused around Koon and Team Wangnan up to last chapter, the Workshop Battle story has actually been planned to resolve around Team Viole.
I kinda felt like the story recently got a little out of focus because I tried to progress so many things at once;
For now, I plan to take the story step by step, even if that means slowing down the progression.
Well, I'll have to accelerate the progression at some point anyway^^;
Then, please look forward to next week as well.
P.S.: There's a lot of talk around, so I'll include an image of Traveller's sword, a nipper. Rather than piercing, it is used to grab a target and shock it using Shinsoo. That's why the top and bottom colors are different.
In the Tower of God setting, there aren't many characters carrying around gigantic “swords”.
I searched up some stuff about Bleach, but I don't think there are that many similarities besides the color, haha.
I guess they look similar from a distance, but please don't be mistaken.
Spoiler: Chapter 057 showSo the game begins.
Compared to the tests up until now, which were more like rough tests for survival, the Workshop Battle will be composed of more casual games. Of course, they're still for survival... Well, the concept itself are games that friends could play together, although a mistake could kill you (...)
Every time I plan a new game, I think that this is simply not for human beings. As expected, I have fun every time I do something new... Although I'm a bit afraid of how people react to changes, I also look forward to them. It was surprisingly difficult to gather data for the gun in this chapter. If by any chance some of you own a good replica gun, please contact me.
Yes, Hatsu is carrying Laure. Laure is too tall, so he carries him upside-down. I'm not sure, but I think he said he found a way to prevent blood from rushing down to his head and therefore enjoy a peaceful sleep by utilizing the flow of Shinsoo or something.
Then, please look forward to the game that will begin next chapter, and have a nice week ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 058 showIt's April Fools, so I was going to say that I was taking a break, but I was afraid that no one would believe me when I actually go on break later, so I couldn't.
Well...As I work, I think of Part 1 a lot of these days.
If you think about it in terms of storyline, Part 2 has a lot of the battle manhwa elements portraying Viole as an uber character, so it's not difficult to get good ratings and not very difficult to create the plot either, but I remember grueling over writing the plot for Part 1, and every day was like hell (...)
But that hell has returned. Koon and Leesoo have returned hand in hand.
I feel like I'm back in Part 1, haha. It's difficult, but I guess I could say the nervousness is good for me... I kinda felt that if I finish this arc successfully, I'll truly know what kind of manhwa I am meant to draw. Thinking that it'll be a good experience even if I fail slightly, I still continue to draw.
The story hasn't proceeded much, so it'll be find if you read patiently. Haha.
The weather's getting nicer, so have a nice weekend and please look forward to next week.
P.S.: Right now, Anak is equipped with Spear Bearer equipment. As for the spear she's holding, most E-Rank Regulars find it difficult to raise, even with two hands.
Spoiler: Chapter 059 showIf you don't show up on time for your date, you get shot.
A word of consolation to those of you who expected a battle in this chapter. Personally, I believe Tower of God is a work that goes Story>Game>Battle in order of importance. Well, that doesn't mean I plan to be lacking in any of those, of course ^^;
In terms of story, the earlier part of the Workshop Battle is completely different from the later part, so I think I'll move on once I'm done refining the relationships between characters in the beginning. It seems that the main story will begin to develop once this game is over. I'm looking forward to the material, so I hope it turns out to be fun. One of the strongest enemies will make an appearance, too. Haha.
I think I'll be taking a one-week break once this game is over. I think there's no choice because my wrist is in fairly bad shape, so even at this very moment I'm drawing with much difficulty... Once I've decided, I'll let you know then.
Then please look forward to the next chapter, and have a nice week~
Spoiler: Chapter 060 showA wild Hatsu appeared!
Seeing recent events, it seems that Androssi would make tremors as she walks on the ground. Haha.
Although this doesn't fully apply to Androssi because she's not from one of the 10 Families, it is common to see a Princess who has the blood of one of the 10 Families and the power of Zahard have basic physical capabilities that exceed those of a Ranker. A notable case is Yuri Zahard (the Ha Families is known to have strong bodies). However, they do get stronger when they become a Ranker due to experience, contracts with Guardians, and Shinsoo reinforcements ^^.
One of the biggest differences between a Ranker and a Regular is the contract with the Guardians. This is going to be discussed in detail when we take a look at the balance of power later in the story.
Well, for now, just remember that among Regulars, Androssi is unmatched in terms of physical ability.
These days, I've been unfolding the story in several directions, so I've been putting a lot of time into distributing the length of chapters to each part of the story accordingly. I think I've redone the outline two or three times now. I'm trying my best to make the content as organized and fun as possible. ^^
Although those of you who have been reading up until now would noticed already, in this game, the gun is one blow that destroys the balance, nothing of more and nothing of less, of course, that's the important part.~
We'll be seeing a large number of battle scenes, so it looks like I'll have to work extra hard, haha. We haven't had many battles recently, but it looks like we'll see a lot more very soon.
Then please look forward to next week's chapter and have a nice week ^^.
- Ch. 061 – 080Spoiler: Chapter 061 showMy wrist is bad these days. I thought a human hand would have a sturdy wrist.
Looks like Hatsu has brought a rose knife.
(tCNote: That's a running gag on the Korean Internet; these rose-patterned kitchen knives are said to be cut metal pipes)
Hatsu has hardened his swords to the limit by reinforcing them with Shinsoo, so contrary to what he said, a few things have changed. Haha.
Ran vs. Anak is the “messy match” amongst E-Rank Regulars. Although Ran is slightly older, the difference is not too great. Ran and Koon are from the same family, so they refer to each other by given name; it seems Ran just calls Koon AA. Although Koon is a little older than Ran, the difference is not noticeably great, either.
The blog has been quiet these days, but I'm planning for an update in the setting section. It's not going to be related to this arc; I think I'll be adding info for FUG, and specifically the profiles of Slayers.
Then have a nice week, I heard it's exam season for students, and I hope you prepare well. See you next week.
Thank you ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 062 showYou gotta be like Viole to get fast levels.
The prodigal Viole has returned. I considered dragging Anak and Ran's fight longer... (It's fundamental for such a fight to take up two or more chapters in most sonyun manhwa. However, as expected, I decided to stay loyal to the game rather than the battle. On top of that, I kinda feel like keep forgetting the true style of my manhwa...
The technique Ran used in this chapter can only be used in small and somewhat enclosed space due to its range and specificity. Of course, if used by a Ranker with excellent Shinsoo management capabilities, it can summon natural disasters like hurricanes ^^;; That requires a contract with the Guardian, so it seems Ran still has a long way to go haha.
This chapter was somewhat short, but it will be like this for the next few weeks. After that, I'll be on break~
I'll be returning when I've improved my condition a bit. Although I've been recommended to get a wrist surgery, it seems I'll need a few more examinations before I get the full details ^^; I have a lot of things I need to do during the break, as well... But as expected, I want to finish this arc without any long breaks in between.
Also, for those of you who are students, I hope you get great results on your exams, and I wish you a good week.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 063 showMaybe this is a comedy manhwa
The events of this chapter were actually going to be included in last chapter, but I wasn’t confident in my ability to handle all that work, so I divided it into two. Thanks to that, the plot progression seems to have slowed down. If this was past me, I would have been determined to pull all-nighter to finish it huhuh. Although you guys probably feel the same way, I get frustrated when my body doesn’t listen to me while drawing. I’ve realized the importance of taking care of my body these days. I think I’ve gotten better recently after regularly visit the hospital, I hope I can return in good shape soon ^^.
Today was Children’s Day (GoDai: May 5), and I hope you guys enjoyed it. It’s on Sunday, so I actually feel it may have lost its meaning keke. I hope you had a nice day.
I’m planning to change the OurNeighbour-exclusive materials on the blog to public view very soon.
As for the slayer candidates profile, I’ll organizing and posting them over the break.
Then please enjoy this week, too. Please look forward to next week.
Thank you ^^.
P.S.: This game (arc) has about 2 chapters left.
Spoiler: Chapter 064 showHoney is sorry.
Viole is fighting well alone against many enemies. Story-wise, it's inevitable but the plot has been quite frustrating^^;; So I reduced the psychological presentation and emphasized the action side. When drawing scenes like this, the artist works with feelings similar those of readers, so the drawing is actually more difficult haha.
The length may seem shorter because there's so many battle scenes, but the length is actually not that short.
The technique Reina, used by Verdi in this chapter, comes with a myriad of limits. Viole only fell to it because Leesoo's team went all-in on this plan.
Also, this item has no effect on Regulars above a certain level, and has no effect on Rankers at all. (As I mentioned before, Items have level requirements.)
Now there's a bit of this game left, and the plot progression is about to get a move on as well, so please look forward to it and see you next week!
Spoiler: Chapter 065 showI have decided to take a 2-week break due to a bad wrist. I'll try my best to return in a healthy condition.
I don't know if you noticed, but the progression of this game was focused on the meeting of Part 1 and Part 2 characters, and their relationships. On top of that, most of the important plot events are concentrated in the second half of this arc ^^; Starting next chapter, the mood will shift significantly, as I've already told you.
What I am focusing on the most as I draw the Workshop Battle is the utilizing many characters. I have to express each character's charms as possible, and rather than extra characters that are just for making the protagonist look good or cliché characters that die at the hands of the boss character, I want to draw then to be individual characters, each with their own history. That's why next goal is to make the readers think "Fun" and "Get into character" no matter what character is the main character.
Now, most of the relationships between characters have been established, and the real fun begins next chapter, but unfortunately, I have been forced to take a 2-week break.
Although it's difficult for me to exactly say what´s with my wrist, more than anything it's to the point of greatly affecting my work, so I had no choice but to make this decision. Please understand TT TT.
Although I will sadly be taking 2-week break, I will keep you updated and I will organize and post materials that I couldn't post before, so please don´t be disappointed, and I will appreciated it if you wait a little longer for the next chapter.
P.S.: I also thank Naver Webtoons, who advised me to take 2-week break.
Spoiler: Chapter 066 showSummer should be spent cooly.
I always feel this way after a break, but 2 weeks sure go by fast. Time flies like when on vacation.
First of all, after getting my wrist checked up in detail, it seems that a surgery will be difficult to avoid, so I think I may have to take a long-term break after this arc. I hope I'll be able to complete this arc without overdoing it. ^^
Now all that's left to do is to organize the stories introduced since beginning of Part 2 and present them to you in an enjoyable way, but that's not easy to do haha. Drawing manhwa is hard.
The setting for this chapter was the cool atmosphere of a swimming pool, but because it revolved so much around Androssi, it kinda felt like an Androssi swimsuit special...
Mm... This was actually the first time I drew a bikini. It's hard. Guys are easier.
The host duo introduced in the beginning is indeed a Daft Punk parody. Of course, everything besides the concept is original. They released a new album and they kinda fit, so I put them in. They look really evil.
I'm working very hard on the information regarding Slayers, but I have more work than expected, so it's being delayed. I'll reveal them as soon as I finish typing them up.
Well then, it's getting hotter and hotter, so beware of heatstroke, and see you again next week.
Spoiler: Chapter 067 showOne devil-cutting sword please!
So Rak and Koon finally met. Although it's not a huge shift in terms of storyline, it’s indeed a chapter with important changes in the emotions, so I spared some length. Then again, I'm not sure if I distribute it across the chapter well, haha. It's very difficult to draw slides with only talking. Difficult to draw on the entertainment side, too.
Because I tend to fit the story of Tower of God to the frame of a sonyun manhwa, I sometimes worry when I draw parts like this, an think things like "I do want to draw it, but will it be okay?" as well. However, I actually haven't decided on one genre to draw according to, so I plan to try everything I want to try the way I want. Who cares,
P.S.: There's a limit on Neighbour Reveals as well.
P.S.2: Although I revealed information about FUG Slayers, I still left it only revealed to Neighbours. Although there's a lot of talk about Neighbour Reveals, what I worry about the most is that readers who don't want to see it may see it when I reveal it to the public. Because the information on Neighbours are spoilers to some degree, I think that if readers came onto the blog and accidentally read such information, it might not be the most pleasant thing.
For this reason, I've left it only revealed to Neighbour, and allowed those who want to see it to send a Neighbour request, but because I only recently learned that Naver blog a have a limit on the number of Neighbours you can have, I’m in a very difficult situation now.
So I'm not stopping people from taking the information on Neighbours so that people who want to see the information will be able to search it up (although it's difficult to completely allow it due to copyright matters, I'm not stopping you.)
On top of that, the reason, in spite of all this, that I brought up the idea of making the post public is because I've become too stressed about this matter. Each day, I received several pages of hate mails and notes, and bad opinions about the problem started to arise all over the place. (Someone even said that I only accepted requests from people I was close with) Of course, it's also my fault that things ended up this way π π, so I'm not saying that I'm falsely accused.
In conclusion, I do not want this info to become public. This is not because I don’t want to show you the information, but rather to only reveal it to those who want to see it. I don't want all of my readers to read my manhwa thinking 'based on the given information on the blog'.
As expected, the best way would be to run a separate blog for this background information, but I really don't have that time π π I think it'd be best to receive someone's help. I'll try to solve it as soon as possible, so until then, I'll appreciate it if you found the information by just using wiki or searching it up.
P.S.3: It seems the mobile version was uploaded in an uncorrected state;; The PC version is correct. I'll send the message for ti to be fixed tomorrow
I've decided to put it on a separate background section on the fan café.
For now, I've decided that rather than revealing it publically, it'd be best to put it on a separate space because that would be clean and less burdensome for me, so I've discussed it with the cafe staff and decided to put it on the cafe
From now on, you can check the revealed information at the fan cafe.
To the cafe staff who are helping me out in this busy time, I give my thanks. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 068 showWell... in a way, you could say this chapter is the true beginning of the story of Emile. To focus on the games and battles that will follow, I intentionally dragged the earlier parts for a long time. I feel that those of you who were looking forward to the tournament, it may have been too long of a wait. Somewhat felt if I added things here and there in between, the later parts would become too loose ^^;; In return, I think more emphasis will into the battle parts.
Ro appeared for a moment at the end. I originally planned for Ro to be the security guard who opens the door for Androssi, but I pushed his appearance a bit back because I feared that his appearance was too rushed and would be too chaotic. To make Emile look a little important ^^;;
Everything about Emile's identity will be revealed later on, but for now, I plan to focus on resolving the relationships between the Regulars.
Then please look forward to the next week, as well.
Have a nice week!
Spoiler: Chapter 069 showOur little girl changed so much.
I heard it's been 3 years since I released my first chapter. I'm not the type to place such big importance on things like this ^^; Regardless, to think that I've been releasing a Webtoon on a big internet portal like Naver for 3 years, it does make me very proud of myself haha.
Both the betting game and the battle is based around the team tournament, so the individual matches will end a little quickly. I think the tournament itself will also be a little different from normal tournaments.
The weather is hot these days, and with exams on top of that, you must be quite stressed. I hope you enjoy the Webtoons and get a boost in spirits.
Thanks for congratulating me on my 3rd anniversary.
See you next week~~
Spoiler: Chapter 070 showHello, I'm a rapid growth artist
Ah... Yes... I accidentally drew Wangnan without the Plug again. It was definitely in the original copy;;;; I keep messing it up; I'll fix it.
Although Prince is a rapid-growth character, the other characters develop so fast that he unfortunately doesn't seems to be... I actually don't want to make him very strong. Strong and cool characters are good, but I also like human characters who break easily, so I want to draw both kinds in an attractive way.
This chapter was a little long, and after my hand got bad, my coloring has changed significantly. The lines are more prominent and coloring is easier, so I think for the time being, I'll probably keep drawing like this.
As for the names of Regulars, besides a few characters, I honestly make them up without meaning. I don't think you need to put much thought into them haha.
Next chapter the Mad Dog will make an appearance and the approximate direction of the tournament will become apparent. I hope you enjoy it ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 071 showThe popular protagonist
Everyone came to the Workshop Battle to meet Baam. He's a protagonist who is popular in many ways. The problem is that many of them came to kill him...
I think that the Workshop Battle could be the first time that Viole will do a proper battle. Until now, he has faced opponents that were either impossible to beat or too easy to beat, or has fought according to the rules of games. This will probably be the first time, I think.
As I've said before, this arc will contain the most prominent battle elements this far. Although it depends on preference, because this is not a story structure that I enjoy using, I often experience a block while putting the story together. Some parts where I thought "Is this really good?" are surprisingly well-accepted by readers, while other parts where I thought "Great!" aren't taken so well ^^;; Sometimes, when I think I progressed slowly, people tell me it's fast, so I want to master it with a learning attitude. Of course, I should also progress the story with care. It seems that once the individual matches are finished, the real story will begin ^^ (However, as always, the thing about action scenes is that even if there's a lot of length, you read through it faster kekeke)
Well for now it's a peaceful (?) story. Next week, I think our popular protagonist will participate shortly. Then please look forward to next week as well ^ ^ Have a nice week!
P.S.: Thank you for the fan art for my 3rd anniversary ^^. When I have the time, I'll organize and post them.
Spoiler: Chapter 072 showThe sharp eyes of the Lizard.
I had to leave, but now I'm finally back to write this afterword. I actually met the deadline on Thursday, so I'm writing the afterword three days after finishing... the feeling is always a bit strange.
I wish there was an app like Emile. Of course, you might end up getting kidnapped by bad people, haha.
For Viole's block, I thought about it a lot. What should be the theme? That sort of thing...
Personally, I don't think Viole is that gentle. He is kind, but umm... Rather than a sense of justice, it's more like he acts according to he himself thinks and believes. That's one side of him. It was planned to be like that from the beginning.
Now, the goal of finding Rachel has become diluted, so that side of him couldn't be expressed as well, but I think he was able to show it in this chapter. In terms of expression, I was going to include more violent scenes, but that way the story would have dragged too much, so I made it a bit sudden ^^;
Starting next chapter, the flow of the story will change. Please look forward to it, and have a nice week ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 073 showJust when you've forgotten it, El-Rak-sico makes a return. I thought they were on break, but looks like they'll be at it again next chapter.
This chapter stated the Life-is-a Bang rule. I've been working hard these days, so this chapter is more
of a break, and doesn't have much content in it.
A bonus of 3,000,000 is a great opportunity, but if you think about it in the other way around, if 4 or more Gamblers fail after going all in, you can advance to the next game even if you have a simple point left.
If you consider the fact that the chances of winning the bet are not very high, it may actually be better to not all in haha.
Well probability is a very untrustworthy thing ^^. The plot from this point on will head in a very unpredictable direction~
This chapter also serves as the midpoint of the Workshop Battle. Slowly, the battles between characters, the organization of relationships, the story of Emile, and other things will unravel, so I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 074 showIf you spike your hair up, you get stronger. Not sure why, but everyone says that. Although in Ran's case, it's electricity flowing through his body that made it stand up haha.
This Ran-Nak will be a little different from the fights between Regulars so far. They were different from the other at birth;; It's difficult to draw, as well. Let's take it easy, guys...
After this battle, the individual matches will be wrapped up, and hidden stories will unravel one by one.
Then please look forward to it, and I hope to see you next week.
Spoiler: Chapter 075 showNow the MCs will write a written apology.
They say kids grow up as they fight, but if they fight like that...
The reason why Ran smiled when Anak used Shinsoo is that physical reinforcements become drastically weaker the moment you form a Baang. Performing both physical reinforcement and Baang management is harder than you think ^^; I actually sent in an edited version that included an explanation about that, but it wasn't changed. I'm not sure if it was omitted in between or if it was just my mistake. I didn't include an explanation at first because I thought that'd kill the speed of the fighting scene. I think I need to think about it a little more before I decide whether it needs to be fixed or not haha
Although Anak does have a higher Baang count than Ran, you could say that Ran has the upper hand in terms of efficiency. By the same logic, it can’t be said that Anak is a better Wave Controller than the Rauloi (Laure) of Part 1 ^^ (Out of all Regulars seen so far, Laure has the best Shinsoo management abilities.)
Soon, the individual matches will end and a new story will begin to unfold. Then please look forward to next week ^^. It's really hot, so please stay healthy.
Spoiler: Chapter 076 showI was in bad condition last night, so [fell asleep without checking if it uploaded;; well, I'm not terribly ill or anything, so I don‘t think you don't need to worry too much.
Although the contents of this chapter were decided from the beginning, I hadn't exactly decided on how I would get there, so it's true that I had some difficulty about the length and story. Eventually, l decided that instead of progressing it like a basic battle manhwa, I would finish it in one chapter- like a faster movie—1ike progression, and this is the chapter that was completed that way. Although I am disappointed about a few parts, I'm expecting to continue the structure of Ran and Anak's rivalry so I'll appreciate it if you look forward to the contents coming up ^^.
I think there was a lot of talk about what Emile was revealed to have said at the end. First of all, it seems that many of you are misunderstanding something about Emile. So I'll organize it briefly for you to understand.
In conclusion, Emile is not a machine that tells the truth nor a machine that provides the same answers to everyone. lt can easily be manipulated in various ways. ^^
- Emile s not a “machine that tells the truth”. It's a “machine that learns from one person and uses it to answer another's question.” Therefore, until someone tells Emile that 'the prize of this Workshop Battle is Viole,' it is impossible to get such an answer from Emile. Therefore, the fact that other Regulars have not yet heard that 'the prize of this Workshop Battle is Viole' from Emile is not something that could lead to a plot error. ^^ (Also, if someone answers ‘No, that’s not true' to Emile, Emile may immediately change that answer.)
- As you already saw in Emile's conversations, Emile shows a different reaction depending on the conversation partner. Hence, it may answer differently depending on whom she's talking to. If Beta taught Emile to answer that ‘the prize of this Workshop Battle is Viole's only on his phone, Emile can function that way. Other pieces of information also work the same way.
Next chapter will deal with things about Emile to some degree, so I'll discuss further in next Week's afterword.
I think the central story is finally beginning, so I‘ll try to make it as entertaining as possible to make up for the long wait.
Spoiler: Chapter 077 showSo Emile was a player.
Previous Week's Blog Post - Addon 2013.08.19
- I feel that some people are even more confused by the afterward. I wrote it trying to help people understand the Webtoon, but I needlessly increased the confusion. Currently, in terms of progressing the Webtoon's plot, I think it would be good to accept Emile's last words as truth while reading.
(GoDai: What SIU would mean is that in the afterword for Chapter 2.76, he mentioned that Emile answers based on what she has been told, and can even say different things to different people. Some people started saying that Viole might not be the prize for the Workshop Battle, and that Beta tricked him. What SIU is saying is that it'd be much better to see that what Emile said is true.)
- I drew a Webtoon for advertising a film.
It's a movie called Shadow Hunters but even I haven't seen in yet;;
(GoDai: Shadow Hunters is the title for the Mortal Instruments series in Korea)
I think it'll be good, because the protagonist is very beautiful. Thanks to Yujin, who helped me with background work, and to Sweet Pea, who helped with coloring.
It's been a while since we saw Hatsu, and Ro also made an appearance.
To be honest, adding emotion to Hatsu's battle scenes is a little difficult. In fact, Ran and Koon are easier to do in comparison. So in Hatsu's battle scenes, I feel like I'm working harder for some reason.;;;
I think there could be some awkwardness due to the plot of this chapter being completely unrelated to what happened last chapter, but I decided that it would be good to divide the story here in terms of time flow, so I tried dividing it. Because I chose to go with a speedy progression rather than directly connecting the separate plots, I think you'll somewhat understand why the story was revealed in this order next week. I think the Party story will begin next week.
After the party, the Workshop Battle will be entering the second half. Then please look forward to it, and see you next week~
Thank you ^^.
P.S.: I make up Hatsu's techniques on the spot.
P.S.2: In Hatsu's related searches, there's a girl. Who is this?
P.S.3: The Patrol Gugua Crab was based on the coconut crab. Although it's not very powerful for its level, it has good defense and has a self-destruct function. I actually increased its LV to make Hatsu look good.
Spoiler: Chapter 078 showStalkers.
So the party has begun. I actually didn't have plans to put suits and dresses on the characters. I was planning for a lighter dress code since it was a boat-top party, but the moment I said "party," the public opinion said "=suits." Well, the outfits don't change the story much, so I just changed it. In fact, the suits are easier to draw, too. Keke.
This chapter is umm... you could call it the groundwork for the upcoming chapters. It's also the time in which the storylines are organized before heading into the tournament, and the time in which the complex relationships between teams become clear "VS" structures, such as the relationship of Mad Dog VS Viole, which was forgotten at the speed of LTE... I think it'll be quite a fun read.
Then please look forward to next chapter, and stay healthy for the next week~
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 079 showThis protagonist knows when to make an appearance.
So the Gator met Viole. I don't know how long it's been haha. I think starting next chapter, the story will pick up some speed. After all, I did put in a lot of material into the latter half of this are. Although I do say latter half, there's still quite a lot left to enjoy, haha.
I think the rules of the growth-based tournament will follow the likes of Tournament + Traditional RPG + AOS (Like LoL or DotA) + Pokemon. Should I say that it's a combination of mainstream games, traditional tournament format, and RPG rules? You proceed as you collect teammates and items haha. I'm preparing that sort of game.
Items like Bonbon and the Blood Tamara will act as variables during the Tournament, so I think it'll also be enjoyable to guess who has which Items haha. Then please look forward to it, and see you next week~
Spoiler: Chapter 080 showNice weather for a tournament.
Drawing manhwa is really difficult. I felt that as I drew this chapter, but drawing manhwa is always difficult regardless.
Drawing everything I think and want doesn't mean that I get a 100% copy of what I wanted, so I always feel that drawing it all out within a week is really difficult.
I realized that my manhwa has come to fit the molding of a “Shonen manha” or a “popular manhwa” at some point, so I think it's also true that when I draw things that don't fit that description, I become very careful. Especially in a chapter where the emotional portrayal becomes the main subject, controlling the length is very difficult, as well. Of course, I didn't intend it to be that way ^^;;
Anyway, it's very difficult. It's even harder to express human emotions and such... I hope I'll be able to continue to develop my skills.
I wrote that before putting some thought into it beforehand. I only hope that you all felt content after your week of waiting^^ Next week, we'll begin the tournament. I hope you enjoy it. ^^
Then please enjoy your Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday, and let's come back to see each other a little fatter haha.
Thank you ^^.
- Ch. 081 – 100Spoiler: Chapter 081 showTo think that the Chuseok holiday overlapped with the deadline.
So the Team Tournament has begun.
You could say that this chapter was for explanation of rules and preparations, and starting next chapter, the story will probably cross over to FUG and Mad Dog.
Although you could tell from the tournament rules, unlike those of usual tournaments, these rules have many active parts to them.
To be honest, what I worry about whenever I make these rules is that many readers dislike such rules. Responses like ‘We don't care about rule so show us some fighting’ are quite numerous. keke
However, I think Tower of God is a Webtoon that emphasizes strategy based on rules, not just simple fighting. Even if such elements pose a “high hurdle” for many, I do wish to maintain the unique traits of my Webtoon. In fact, the chapters that set the rules are the most worrisome and difficult to draw, for me.
I am trying my best to set and explain the rules as simply as possible, and if you read them slowly and carefully now, they could help you enjoy later chapters, so I hope you do read them, even if they're bothersome.
I have a lot of regrets about this chapter because I worked on it over Chuseok. I barely rested, but yeah. Haha.
Now the holiday is over, but carry on! I hope you have a good day tomorrow.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 082 show1st post:
I was ill and in a very bad condition last week. I deeply apologize for suddenly taking a break.
I always wish to show you good results, but that desire got ahead of me and I ended up pushing my body to my limits to the point of harm. I realized that both my body and the chapter were heading in a bad direction, so I decided to take a break.
I had already planned t participate in next weeks’ ‘Frankfurt Book Fair long before, so I will have to take another week break. I think I will have to apologize once more to you all due to that.
After another week on break, I will return in a better condition. I am always thankful.
I am very sorry. I will try to be less greedy and recover my condition gradually. Thank you again.
Was a bit late. I apologize. As an author and a person, I feel as if the past week was the hardest week. It was also probably the week I visited the hospital more than ever before within a week. Hehe
To be honest, I'm not in a condition to continue the work, but knowing that taking a lengthy break in a middle of the workshop battle isn't the best. So even if the pace is bit too fast, I have decided to take a break after ending the current episode.
Now the last (and main) part of the story will slowly begin and even though teams are a bit complicated right now, by at least 2 chapters in, the teams will be much more organized and the story will become clearer. So, as a story and a game, I think it will be much more entertaining. So I wish that you all read it with joyous mind.
As announced within the Webtoon, I will be partaking in Frankfurt challenge. I worry for both artistic quality and health by taking biweekly breaks, but as a representative of many Webtoon artists, I will try my best and return.
Then, see you all again on the 21st.
Thank you. ^^
P.S.: Recruitment of Regulars who failed are still within the set of regulars who passed the plug game.
Spoiler: Chapter 083 showGermany was fun.
Long time no see, everyone ^^. After coming back from Germany, I was under a tight deadline;; To be honest, I have a lot of regrets about this chapter.
For now, I’m still in the process of organizing many plotlines, so I think the real game will begin after the story has progressed a bit more and the two separate matches have become one.
To be honest, I don't like Koon with his mask on, so I really want to get it off him soon. I think he'll return to his former self in a few chapters.
The point prices of the characters are assigned rather simply. They don't necessarily represent their skills in battle or their strategic management. In fact, there are some that I just decide on whim to some degree. Keke
The Mad Dog is playing an important role but is not making many appearances. Um... well... you'll learn more about him soon haha.
Then please look forward to next week, and have an enjoyable week.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 084 showShould I change his name to "the protagonist that gets stronger every time he falls"...
Seems I managed to write this afterword a bit late. Apologies TT
I think there may be a few more occurrences of these in the future so, I think I'll have to make an apology in advance.
This chapter's contents weren't simple and because it may have been difficult to understand for those who weren't completely familiar with the last chapter... I originally intended to take more time to plan it out but due to many reasons, the initial parts of the tournament was shortened. The story had some change as well ^^;
Many people may have had a hard time understanding the story, and for that I feel sorry. I think many which have an original building of the world share this problem, so I think I'll need to study harder at it.
The next chapter, I plan to go more safely and slowly. And cover some stories that this chapter didn't cover.
As a note, if you read Season 2 Chapter 43 along with this chapter, it may be easier to understand ^^.
The weather is getting cold, so please be sure to take care not to get a cold.
Thank you for always cheering me on.
Have a happy week ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 085 showThe war begins now.
I’m a quite a bit late. TT
Next week, I’ll try harder to post earlier.
These days, I get dizzy when look at the monitor or smartphone screen;;; Besides when I’m working, I tend not to look at the monitor. I used to be proud about being quite durable but these days I’m broken… haha. I’ve been replacing the script planning and sketching after deadlines with manual work. Still, I’ve been talking walks more often these days, and feel like I’m getting better. Of course, I will have to work very hard to keep drawing chapters during the last round of military reserve training which is coming up soon keke.
This chapter was originally planned to have a lot of battle scene in the beginning… but I eventually replaced it with Vespa-Chan’s explanation… I have regrets because I feel that as I reduce the length of chapters and only include what is necessary, many of you may not get the fun parts that you wanted to see. You could call them parts that would be okay to include in a long-running Manhwa like this… Well, honestly Boondawan is not that important of a character. Of course, his earlier battle scene was indeed a foreshadowing haha.
The scholastic aptitude test are coming up soon. I’m not sure if I’ll able to draw an exam gift for you this time as well, but to all those of you taking the test, I will wish for you success. Good luck and fight on ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 086 showIf you summon five, you will be addicted. Beware.
Seems I’m a bit late today as well. I feel like writing this in the morning like this will be more frequent.
After I finished this chapter, I felt that the development was a bit fast. Due to training next week, time constraints are putting the pressure on me and leaving me wistful. Though I also thought of increasing pace on story as well, ^^; I’m not sure how the readers feel about this. I wish it was possible for me read my comic as a reader rather than the author for a least one day. The work in the eyes of the author seems to be a mystery and much to improve.
Koon finally removed his hair dye. There are probably people who felt that Koon is easier draw with a mask, but that’s completely untrue. It was hard. Hehe.
The stories about the Workshop and Emile is still left besides the tournament, so please be sure to look forward to that. I also hope you look forward to our protagonist, and expert in being lonely.
Then have a happy week.
Thanks you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 087 showYou’re really unfamiliar.
Snow began to fall, and I went to my first military reserve training. I actually need to go again tomorrow and the day after, so it's quite hectic right now. Haha.
This chapter was...umm... Rak got bigger. The Guardian has the rights to organism compression, so with the permission a Guardian, a creature who is too big can control its own size. ~It works something like that.
Weather's cold, so please stay healthy, and whether or not I'll be releasing a chapter by next week is a bit unclear, but I'll try my best.
Thank You ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 088 showThis chapter is a little short because I was away at military reserve training.
I'm very late T_T. I was a bit busy until today. I just got back, and I'm writing this afterword late at night.
I couldn't work on this chapter very much due to military reserve training. However, I had completed quite a bit of work prior to leaving, so I tried my best to keep the length of the chapter to the usual.
Looks like Rak was the star of this chapter ^^. Rak is a character that is very convenient to utilize, he doesn't use his head or hide feeling inside; so I don't need think too much about his character when I'm planning. Of course, he's is difficult to draw when he gets big. Keke.
Personally, I enjoy giving life to characters personalities and auras, so I try to find roles and styles to match the individuals’ personalities. Of course, this is especially true for our protagonist. Even though he did not make an appearance in this chapter, soon, haha.
Then please enjoy this week as well, and I would be grateful if you enjoy nest week's chapter as well.
Thank You ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 089 showLet’s get this started…
I was able to write the afterword a little early today. To be honest, this chapter is more like a bridge to the next chapter, so although it may look like there's a lot of content; there isn't much. Haha.
Rather than using a "VS" plot structure, I've decided to progress the story with an emphasis on the summoning rule of the game. At the same time, I pondered about how I could show off Beta's power. It's not easy, haha.
Tower of God is a story in which the main character endure, get caught up in fights, and win or lose on a board set up by absolute being; so in parts like these, I carefully try my best to not lose balance.
Now, the hidden parts of the story are starting to get revealed and it seems that the view on the story will return to its main point. Now that we've come this far, I'll put even more effort into drawing it. Keke.
Also, there will additional explanation on Koon's judgment of Wangnan later, but rather than objectively commenting on his abilities, Koon is commenting on his character and potential. You could say it's a kind of leadership different from what Koon has...
Then please look forward to next week as well, and see you next week.
Spoiler: Chapter 090 showThe identity of Yuto is revealed.
Though, seems a few already had a hunch ^^; Actually, the Yuto character exists separately. I wonder if she’ll appear later.
Due to my illness, my afterword is always a bit late. I've got almost no work done over the weekend and I have to visit the hospital today as well, so I worry a bit for the next chapter.
I always thought I was quite healthy. I feel like lack of a good rest or exercise during my serialization has come back like this. I also wonder if I was too greedy. Hehe. In the next serialization, I will look after my health too.
The blue titan in this chapter also had an appearance in the One Shot - One Opportunity game as well. Though, it's a bit small version, you might find entertaining to look it up.
I think it's approaching the climax of the story. Though, there are several issues to deal with, but please enjoy the story.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 091 showHead straight regardless.
Due to the content of last chapter and next chapter, it feels like this chapter became a little half-half.
I thought a lot about how I should split it up, but it seemed that there was no particular solution, so eventually, it sort of ended up being halfway in length.
It's not like I can just forcefully increase the length either ^^.
When you keep drawing a manhwa like this, things like this happen once in a while.
Because I consider shifts in Viole's mind and emotions to be important, I want to continue to deal with growth in the psychological side.
Starting next chapter, there will be many battle scenes, and the plot progression will relatively speedy. So I hope you look forward to this.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 092 showYou bastard.
Christmas week has sudden returned. I'm spending this Christmas with my work, as expected... It'd be nice if I could spend Christmas with people, huhuh...
This chapter has very fast story progression, so I put a lot of thought into it. I hope it came out well.
In the case of Webtoons that one reads of scrolling, many readers may miss parts if there's too much content in one chapter, so I kindly request that you read parts like cut by cut, thoroughly like a book.
As for Patrols, the fact that there are many Patrols does not mean that they are stronger than high leveled Patrols. Of course, they are difficult to face in some ways, but depending on the terrain and conditions, they can appear in this fashion as well.
Then please look forward to next chapter as well, and I wish a Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
Spoiler: Chapter 093 showSoon the year 2014 and the age 29 will be summoned.
It's the last afterword of 2013.
Though there have been many regrets and mistakes, being serialized alone in Naver Webtoon for a whole year make it a worthwhile and thankful year.
I came to learn that I had so much more to improve and when I didn't know, things I couldn’t see pondering about the realities of Webtoon comics. Things I need to do for now on.... Perhaps things in life are learned through painful mistakes.
To talk a bit about this chapter, Laure is Regular who has great ability when it comes to “knowing and controlling” Shinsoo. Though of course, because he's sleeping all the time... doesn't make too much appearance.
To compare to Viole... Through Viole's unmatched talent, he uses strong skills and methods to plow through the enemies whereas Laure is seasoned veteran who will manipulate Shinsoo as the situation calls for.
To put in position, say Viole is a Fisherman and Laure is a traditional Wave Controller would be fitting.
Then, in hopes that you enjoyed this year's serialization I hope you end 2013 well. I pray everyone will have a happy new year.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 094 showIn 2014, I hope you stay healthy and only experience good things ^^.
So that was first chapter of 2014. I hope you enjoy my work this year, as well. ^^
I actually was very busy due to the holidays and the New Year, so I overworked and the condition of my wrist has drastically worsened. These days, I think it'd be nice for Webtoons to take breaks during holidays and the New Year. Although I know that this is almost impossible due to Webtoon system, I think that it could be good for not only the artist, but also for the art.
Well I'll end an amateur artist's rants here keke and shall I call this chapter a... 5-minute chapter. Although 1 minute would have been enough to read it, the final scenes were decided right before the deadline. There are times when I don't specify important parts during planning and leave it to later, and thus time I left it to the deadline haha...
To be honest, there are many parts I regret even after posting it, and I feel like I could have done better at any other time. Well, what can I do. I have to draw believing that it is the best I can do at the moment.
Next chapter will continue with some battle scenes. It seems that those of you who found the rules confusing will able to read a Tower of God that smells strongly of a sonyun (Shonen) manhwa.
Then please look forward to next week, and many you blessed in 2014!
Spoiler: Chapter 095 showI'm so late. Sorry for those of you who waited T T.
To be honest, my condition these days hasn't been optimal, so I'm having difficult completing my work. I feel sorry because I'm lacking in so many ways. My heart wants to do work while in 100% top condition, but it's quite sad that, as a human being, I cannot do that, haha.
The battle scene in this chapter became much shorter than originally planned. The final match still remains and because Beta was not a plot device that I intended to drag on for long, I wanted to show as much as I could in one chapter, but I personally am not proficient at drawing action scenes and when my wrist starts acting up, I can barely work, so the chapter was too short and there were some areas in which I lacked freedom.
Well, those are all excuses and I'm lacking very much. I'll try my best to fix these things as I progress. ^^
The Hwa Jeop Gongpasool (Butterfly Flower Pierce Shatter Technique) has a quite beautiful meaning when you translate it. At first, I was thinking of giving it a visual effect of butterfly wings, but I thought that was too beautiful haha, so I changed its appearance.
Next week, the long tournament will finally end. There have been many tiring and tough times, but thanks to those of you cheering me on and reading my work, I feel encouraged. I'll put my all into the work.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 096 showI was late again TT TT.
It looks like I'm more used to posting at this time now...;;;
To be honest, this chapter had many complications. Occasionally during work, there comes along a chapter that makes me ask, What did I draw in this chapter again?" and this chapter was like that (...)
For the relationship between Beta and Viole, I was actually more into Beta's emotions.^^;; Strangely, I have the tendency to get into the character of the antagonist rather than the main character... This really messes with me during planning; “The main character must win, but the antagonist has a point!" is what I hear;;;
In truth, Viole is right. There's nothing Beta can get out of hurting Viole, and even though Viole appears soft, he is, unexpectedly, quite the stubborn character, haha so I think his words would have been quite painful to Beta.
It feels like winter is also nearing its end. Also, the Workshop Battle will also conclude this portion, and begin a new portion. Some of you seem to have been misled by Reflejo's words at the end, but the overall story of Tower of God has quite a way to go.
Please stay healthy for this week, and see you next week, haha.
Spoiler: Chapter 097 showHappy Lunar Year!
Spoiler: Chapter 098 showThe final fight of the Workshop Battle begins.
Sorry. In the end, it took one week to write the afterword. More than anything, I apologize for making many people worry. It’s all my fault. Please don’t worry so much. Hehe.
Trying to write the afterword after so long sure is tough. Kuku. It was only a week of break!!
It’s been a while since Urek’s backside as well as Androssi has made an appearance. Many people say that I only draw favorite characters pretty, but that’s not true. Hehe.
It’s just that in important time or entry scene I try a bit more. It has nothing to do with what characters are more comfortable.
Because of my wrist problems, I haven’t been able to put as much details. I wonder if that was the source of such complaints...^^;;
There have been many asking about my wrist status. Perhaps delaying the surgery; it’s not that I’m drawing after recovering, as it’s at the point where recovery without surgery isn’t possible.;; I also wish it was possible for it to suddenly heal magically. Kuku. More than anything, because of the wrist, I worry about the things being cut out from the chapters.
Then, I hope you enjoy the next chapter as well, and thank you for cheering me on.
Thank you very much~!
Spoiler: Chapter 099 showLooks strong.
This is the afterword for Chapter 99. I was able to write it in time today, haha.
Actually, many of you have been telling me to take a break to recharge, and it's something I myself have thought, and continue to think, much about. A while ago, I also considered a hiatus for similar reasons. However, the Workshop Battle is coming to an end, so I'm not planning to take any long breaks.
You could say that the battle scenes are the highlights of this chapter forward. I actually wanted to dig deeper into Sophia's relationship with the kids, but since readers seemed to focus less on that topic, I decided to be less greedy, haha.
If you were to ask me to pick a weapon from the Workshop Battle, I think I'd pick Bonbon and the White Heavenly Mirror. Bonbon looks like it'd be very convenient, and the White Heavenly Mirror... is for later, haha.
Many of you asked me about who the heroine is, but there's still a long way to go, haha. It's Rak for now...
Well then, have fun watching the Winter Olympics, and I hope to see you next week.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 100 showNow Part 2 is also at Chapter 100. Always thankful ^^.
Part 2 has reached Chapter 100. Thank you.
I never thought I would be able to keep drawing Tower of God for this long, but all of a sudden, I find myself having drawn it for over three years. I think having consistently drawn for this long alone is enough to be proud of, haha.
To be honest, I worry a lot about the lengths of chapters these days. Mm, I think it’s a problem that appears as manhwa goes long-term. It’s difficult.
I’m receiving a lot of questions about Reflejo’s identity, but there’s a big difference between the abilities of an E-Rank and a B-Rank. As there is a Top 5 in E-Rank, there are also strong individuals in D and C, and a B-Rank is a Regular who has transcended such individuals. More will be revealed about Reflejo’s abilities next chapter, so please wait one more week ^^.
The Mad Dog’s Blood Tamara is indeed a fairly overpowered item, but I think it’s best to see as an item that goes well with him.
Bonbon’s transportation ability is only limited by distance and weight, and is quite free overall. The problem is that depending on the enemy Lighthouse’s capabilities, the destination could be predicted or sealed, but such Lighthouses are not common among E-Ranks. Also, if the Lighthouse is destroyed before that…^^
Then please enjoy this week as well, and see you next week.
Thank you ^^.
- Ch. 101 – 120Spoiler: Chapter 101 showGetting tired of your sh*t Reflejo.
Spoiler: Chapter 102 showMy blog management is a mess. Sorry TT TT.
I feel like I'm always writing not-so-good news or depressing stories on my blog, so I've decided to just say "I'll try better next time~" on those days ^^;;
This chapter was split into two parts, with different content in each. I suppose that could have made it difficult to understand.
To be honest, when I was drawing Cassano's part, I found it difficult because he wasn't someone the protagonist had to save or defeat, but instead entered and left this story arc with completely different thoughts and goals... He was a different character in the realm of sonyun (Shonen) manhwa. It's a plot device needed for later, but I still wish it was more natural... Or perhaps I should have been more extreme... I have these regrets. Emile's power will reappear with an important role later on.
There are about 3~4 chapters remaining in the Workshop Battle. There's not much left, so I'll try my best, haha. The winner of the final match, and the fate of the Rankers observing them will both be decided soon. Then please look forward to it, and thank you for reading this week ^^.
P.S.: Congratulations to those of you who have started a new school year. I also paid school a visit today, and freshmen were everywhere, keke. The age difference has become so great that it's even awkward to buy them lunch, keke.
Spoiler: Chapter 103 showWhat will be the fate of Reflejo, who seems to simply not die?
For the first time in a while, I write the afterwords on the day the chapter is released.
These days, the story is progressing at a slightly slow tempo, but it's hard to suddenly shift gears, so I decided to keep that speed just until this arc ends. I’m also not in the best condition. It’s almost over, so I don’t think it’ll matter too much;;
I said a while ago that I'd want the White Heavenly Mirror and Bonbon, and I think this chapter would've helped you see why, haha.
The White Heavenly Mirror was going to be given to Koon from the start. The other two abilities will be revealed later on, so I hope you stay interested in those, as well.
I think some of you may think that the travel range of Bonbon is too great, but due to the increasing Shinsoo pressure in higher floors, this range is decreases. On top of that, if there is Light Bearer or Wave Controller on the enemy side, this kind of plan is difficult to use. (Mei’s Lighthouse was already broken here.)
There’s a physical examination at Seoul this week, so I’m not sure if there’ll be a chapter next week. If there is a break, I’ll let you know ahead of time.
On last week’s afterword, I congratulated you on starting school again and got an amazing response. Sorry, I think I’ve been away from school for too long, keke.
Then please enjoy the upcoming week. I hope it’s a good one.
Spoiler: Chapter 104 showGoodbye, Reflejo.
I apologize for inevitably taking a break _ _
Recommended by the doctor, the week was set aside for rest more than treatment, and to be honest, my heart felt extremely heavy while I wasn't working. The reason the hiatus alert got up there later than expected was because I still hadn't decided whether to draw a chapter or not by then. I apologize once again.
I think there are about 3 chapters left for the Workshop Battle. Part 2 won't completely end here, though, since there are quite a few Arcs left after the Workshop Battle. ^^
To tell you about the Thorn, I want to say that it's full function has not been utilized yet, and that it versatility depends greatly on the user. I honestly am not a fan of main characters that serve deus ex machina roles, and there is almost no chance for such events to occur in the Tower of God universe,
so I plan to leave the Thorn as a 'growing weapon' as well. Of course it's power will explode when it needs to explode ^^. It is undeniable that the Thorn does possess fairly overpowered capabilities.
The fight between Mad Dog and Androssi has not quite ended. The current goal is rescue and escape (& date), so in terms of the story battle scenes such as intense clashes feel slightly awkward. Of course showing such a side is the virtue of a sonyun (Shonen) manhwa haha. I think it's a difficult issue in many ways.
Then please look forward to next week, and I hope you enjoy much of your day in the spring weather.
Thank you. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 105 showRun- Run-
You were surprised by the suddenly-blooming cherry blossoms, right? I was, too, haha. Weather suddenly got better, so it'd be ideal to get outside.
As the characters of Part 2 meet those of Part 1, there's a little confusion over Viole’s (Baam’s) name and what to call him, but I will try to sort that out afterwards. If not, then... whatever...
I personally tend to think that if the character Ho from Part 1 had more power and had grown, he could have become a character like Reflejo. From here on, rather than focusing on personal grudge or envy, I plan to frequently deal with the relationships between those with power and authority, so I guess... Reflejo is a sort of last boss in this department... haha.
With regards to Princesses of Zahard, a Princess who is a direct descendent of one of the 10 House Heads is especially influential and powerful. As you can probably tell with Androssi at the moment, being a Princess of Zahard is an incredible position, and if a Princess is from one of the 10 Families, she will become the central power of that Family in the future, so this is even more incredible.
You could say that among Princesses, Androssi is on a fairly warm and human level. As for Princesses from the 10 Families, they have clear hierarchical relationships and don't even treat Regulars as human beings if they're not from the 10 Families. Of course, they're also just that rare, and there is only one single Princess who is a direct lineal descendent of one of the 10 House Heads. Even if we count just the number of Princesses from one of the 10 Families, there are about 3 of them.
Much information about the Princesses will be revealed next arc, so I will say the rest then.
Then please enjoy this new warm weather to your heart's content, and have a nice week.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 106 showThe theme of this manhwa is love. Wait what…?
This is the afterword for Chapter 106.
It's been a while since I had a sweet scene in this manhwa. I don't know how it was, but anyway... haha.
This chapter was around 90 cuts long, and that would not have been considered to be very long a while back, but it was harder than expected. I'm concerned about my wrist and all. I was greedy, and I wanted to increase the length a bit.
As I go on with the story, sometimes the content can seem to be in conflict with setting details that have been written already. For example, the Workshop actually has a security system that is difficult for outsiders to infiltrate. This time, there was a spy in the Workshop, which made that possible. Usually, even a Ranker like Hachuling would not find it so easy to hack.
The word “teacher” in the chapter refers to the higher-ups of the Workshop. I guess you could say that the Hosts are their students. Normally, at least one great teacher is commissioned to the Workshop Battle. The teacher didn't get tricked or anything; it's more like they didn't come on purpose.
As for the fight between Ro and the enemy Ranker, this is a lower Floor, so the Shinsoo resistance is small, and the fight is much freer than it would be on a higher Floor.
To comment further on Reflejo, I'll say that unlike the villains of the past, Reflejo is a case where his personal grudge has led to an obsession with an ideology. Although what Reflejo did was harmful to Viole, from Reflejo's perspective, it was a good deed for the Tower, so that is why he was able to do such things. You might say that it was an act for the greater good, but it may also be ironic that it started with his personal grudge. I think parts like these will need more thought and care as I go on. Since FUG is a bunch that will continue to be important, and all ^^:
Anyway, thank you for reading this chapter, and hope you enjoy this week. As for my plans after the Workshop, I will let you know as soon as I decide. Although there is the hiatus, I think there might also be some interesting news for you soon.
Spoiler: Chapter 107 showLet's think after sleeping.
I was planning to post the afterword a little earlier, but I couldn't because the Internet suddenly stopped working. TT TT.
So the Workshop Battle is finally over. It's an arc that I could say a lot about, but in terms of story, the important bit is coming up, so I'll have the discussion after I wrap up the remaining materials. ^^
I was actually going to leave the full reunion of Baam and friends to the arc after the Workshop Battle arc. For a couple of reasons, I ended up compressing that into this arc, and a few problems arose due to that. In conclusion, the pace of the story has sped up, and there are pros and cons to that. ^^;;
The line "Welcome, everyone!" near the end of the chapter was one that I was seriously unsure about including. No, I really wanted to take it out. It's too generic and felt out of place, but I couldn't think of anything else that I could put in there. On top of that, it's hard to forget a line that you've shoved in there once, so it's easy to think that it's the right one;;
The part where you see RaKoonBaam sleeping side by side is one that was decided from the moment that I decided that they should meet at the Workshop Battle. This includes the Suspendiship and the background, but the result did change over time.
Unlike the Floor of the Test, the Workshop Battle had quite a normal ending, so there were parts where I actually had to be more careful. However, I strangely wanted to end the Workshop Battle that way. Not sure why. ^^;;
Next arc, we will be returning to the main plotline. Now that one of the 10 House Heads has finally shown his face, I think we will gradually climb to higher Floors, and include the appearances of D-Rank Regulars and important figures, little by little. Of course, we will have to tell the story of the true Prince of Zahard, haha.
Then please enjoy this week as well, and I hope to meet you next week.
Thank you ^^.
Spoiler: Chapter 108 showI am praying for a miracle.
As I posted a manhwa during a time when the entire nation is praying, I felt that I had to be careful.
Although brief, I once walked the path of an educator, and I can't ignore it, because many young students are reading my manhwa, and that's really painful to bear.
This chapter included, the epilogue chapters will literally be wrapping up the story. These include the proposal of the direction of the upcoming stories, and team compositions. Of course, new enemies will appear one by one, but I feel that from now on, new characters will not appear all at once, unlike the Workshop Battle. Additions are additions, but several characters will tend to be left behind. from now on, other members of the 10 Families or Princesses of Zahard, who have not been expanded on extensively, will make appearances. Now that we're getting to higher Floors and all ^^;
Next chapter will be about Ha Jinsung and Karaka, and a date may be possible, haha. I think the plot will head in that direction. A rather important story is waiting, so I hope you enjoy it.
Please stay healthy this week, and see you next week~~
Spoiler: Chapter 109 showThe weather's a bit chilly these days. I bought a few T-shirts because they said the summer weather was coming. What is this...
This chapter was a bit long. I worked extra hard, but I'm still disappointed with a few things... haha... I wanted to put more work into the direction and... um...
To be honest, the date is not the main thing in this chapter. Instead I wanted to portray Baam, who came into the Tower alone and without proper human relationships taking another step on his path to establishing these relationships. In that process, Androssi was not supposed to lose her characteristic charms, so it was difficult and I had to be careful. More importantly, I was pressured to fit it all in one chapter ^^;;
Baam is a popular character in many ways, so it looks like he'll be popular in the next arc, regardless of who he meets. This will be hard for Androssi. Of course, Baam is popular in the 'bad way' too. This will be hard for Koon. On top of that, Rachel is gradually surfacing...
Once every while, there are some readers who ask about my health. After completing this Epilogue, I will take a break. I don't think the hiatus will be longer than expected, but the possibility of a long term break is also there. I will let you know for sure next week.
When the break begins, I plan to put up gossip-like posts on the blog again. If there are things the readers want, then I would appreciate it if you let me know ^^.
Then please enjoy this week as well, and it's chilly, so watch out for the cold.
Thank you ^^~
Spoiler: Chapter 110 show1st post:
(This post was published at the end of the chapter itself and is not SIU's Blog)
Hello, this is SIU.
I'm sorry to say this again despite the recent breaks I've already taken. I have decided that there will be a hiatus before the next season for health reasons. Once I've recovered completely, it will return with a new story and a new Floor. Although we're planning for 6 weeks right now, I will try to get better and return earlier if I can.
Thank you for being loyal to the series. I consider myself a truly lucky artist for having this kind of amazing audience. I will see you again when the next season begins. Thank you. I love you guys.
P.S.: Even during the hiatus, you can still check out the backstory of many of the characters.
It’s a shame, but I will rest well and return. Thank you.
Finally, the long long Workshop Battle and Epilogue are over. I actually had planned to continue for a bit longer, but due to several circumstances including my wrist’s condition, I decided to cut it short slightly sooner. That’s why the cuts got all elaborate and the content and length of chapters became increased at the end ^^; The stories that were not finished in this Epilogue will probably be included in the beginning of the next arc as a recollection. Of course, I’ll have to get started on the work to know the exact details.
This afterword is a bit long, so I’ve numbered the points.
If I remember anything later, I’ll add it ^^.
- The E-Rank Workshop Battle is over, but another Workshop Battle could be include in the story. After the characters have climbed up quite a bit and the relationships between them have been established, it might appear about one more time with special items on the line ^^.
- The reason that Quant and Hwa Ryun gave different explanations of the Hell Express will be explained in the next arc. It is not a miscalculation, but rather different ways of saying almost the same thing.
- For an easy telling of the story, the rate at which the current Regulars are climbing the Tower is slightly higher than the original setting. In terms of the storyline, I must consider the events after their Regulars days, so I would appreciated it if you kept this in mind as you continue reading. I can’t completely break the setting either, so there could be a long timeskip in the later parts of the story.
- In this Workshop Battle and its Epilogue, the Part 2 characters has less screen time than usual, but the Part 2 characters (like Yeon and Prince) will continue to stay with Baam in the next arc, so I don’t think there’ll be anything to worry about from here. I think we’ll be seen frequent bickering within the team. However, it looks like it’ll be difficult to see much of Goseng and Horyang from here.
- The next arc, as many of you are expecting, will be the Hell Express arc. The game will take place both inside and outside the express train, and although the scale is smaller than the Workshop Battle, the travel distance and map is long, and I think it’ll be faster and have more action and game-like qualities. One very powerful enemy will also appear. I’m also considering a match between the Mad Dog and Viole later on.
- I’ve also prepared a Zahard Princess arc. However, I think it might run a little later than expected.
- The reason that Beta said Cassano could be stronger than Viole is because Viole still has room for growth. Cassano has an almost-complete power. You can check the power of the complete Cassano next time…
- Starting next Monday, I will begin to post gossip. They say that it’s not possible for me to chat on the café. I’ll find a different way, haha.
With the regards to the condition of my wrist, a major hospital recommended that I recovery without surgery so I have decided to do that. I’ve heard that it can get better if I equip an orthosis for a while. Of course, it’s a matter that can only can decided after some rest, but I think that other than being slightly uncomfortable, it turned out great. Thanks to that, the hiatus has been greatly shortened.
During the running of the series, I’ve decline all paid offers such a subcontracts and advertisement due to my wrist. I held on, thinking that I should be responsible for this arc no matter what, and although it was tough, I personally felt prouder than ever. I got seriously depressed around the middle, but it’s all good and I’m very happy now that it’s over. Indeed, we must keep our bodies strong.
After I get healthy, I shall return with more fun story, as a complete artist who works hard and makes money.
It’ll be a long time, but I’d appreciate it if you thought of it as investment for a better work, and wait for me.
Thank you. ^^
P.S.: If you’re wondering about something please leave a comment. I’ll pick a few and answer them during the hiatus.
Spoiler: Chapter 111 showComment on Naver:
Sorry for returning so late. I'll do my best. _ _
I wrote a pretty long afterword...Mm... It's been a while, so I wrote a fairly emotional afterword. Sorry. This shouldn't have happened. I think I responded very sensitively to a few readers' stories. I'm sorry. ㅠㅠ
I've returned after a while. When I posted that I would be gone for 6 or more weeks, I worried a lot about when I'd actually get back. In the end, I returned later than expected... but earlier than I had worried for. I was prepared for over half a year at most...I still think that it must have been a very long time for you. I'm sorry for coming back so late.
To be honest, my wrist has not fully healed. What I felt during the treatment was that the pain caused by ligament damage or fatigue accumulation is almost impossible to completely heal. I was warned that if I begin drawing again, I might experience early arthritis or shoulder pain, so I returned a little late. The warning of the Almighty Doctor is still effective, so I might need another break when I'm afraid of overdoing it. ^^;; Now we'll get into talking about the work.
For now, the next few chapters will be peaceful. It's been a while, so I felt the need to control the pace... I'll most likely get the engine started next chapter and move into a new arc after 2 weeks. ^^ I'm looking forward to it.
I'm planning to show a more solid storyline and various battle methods, so I think it'll provide diverse forms of entertainment, because above everything, a definite 'enemy' will make an appearance.
This afterword has gotten too long. I guess it's because it's been a while ^^;; I'm nervous about several things... for now, I'm planning to put my greed aside and slowly build up from the beginning again.
Then please look forward to the next chapter, and I've really wanted to say this: I hope to see you next week. ^^
(I think one more article about a Slayer will be posted during this week or the next.)
Spoiler: Chapter 112 showTo be honest, my hand hasn't gotten used to it yet, so it takes a long time to draw. I'm also not accustomed to Bam's new look after the haircut, so it might take a few chapters to do it naturally, haha. I actually had a lot of complaints about my artwork as I drew this chapter. I will try to improve over time.
Various storylines did get started, but I thought quite a bit about whether the prologue should be 3 chapters or 2. I eventually decided to finish in 2 chapters and quickly get started. Due to that, various complex emotions were shown and there were many lines spoken. Actually, Chapter 2 of the prologue progressed quite uneventfully, so in a way I have decided to lean away from big impact and start more slowly, since I've just returned. This was a bit difficult of a decision to make for me.
Next week, the main story begins. This arc will contain a lot of new things. If the Workshop Battle was a 'slight' extension of the conflict structure from Part 1, this arc will contain a lot of new material in terms of the relationship structure between Regulars and the story. I think it could make it more fun to read, keke. Anyway, please look forward to next week...!
Then I hope to see you next week.
P.S.: The Slayer material will be released this week ㅠㅠ, I was too busy out of my mind last week. Sorry.
Spoiler: Chapter 113 showNo blog post was released for this chapter due SIU personal issues.
Spoiler: Chapter 114 showI had to go hiatus last week due to personal problem. I can’ say the details, but it was something not good and hard. I actually had work done, but I had to do some more to finish it completely. But management team suggested a week off so I took it. Sorry for making all of you worried, and I would try my best so no such thing happens again.
Now Hell Train arc will begin. I had lots of worries about when to cut it, but ended up cutting it off and deciding to start properly next week.
Next week I will have some real story going on with some battle action. I would need some time to adjust with starting a new arc too. I will try hard from next week. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 115 showNo blog post was released for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 116 showNo blog post was released for this chapter.
Spoiler: Chapter 117 showIt's been a while. This is SIU. ^^
I've been unable to post on this blog frequently, and I think people have gotten a bit worried. Nothing too serious has happened, but truth to be told, I've been quite busy. ㅠㅠ
First of all, I've moved recently. A lot has changed around me. I needed time to adjust to physical changes as well as changes to my circumstances, but most of all I think my "peace of mind" hadn't fully recovered.
It's pretty hard to give my work the full "100%" in these cases and could negatively affect my work, but I think I underestimated the task and took it too lightly. ㅎㅎ
Anyway, I think this is a part of the maturing process. Regardless of what may result from this, I'm actually quite comfortable now. Truth to be told, the process of living independently and the Korean thanksgiving holiday both have worn me out quite a bit. This week was also fraught with nights spent working and almost missing deadlines.
From the next chapter we'll be slowly heading into the main subjects of the arc. The beginning of the story, should we say… I can now start focusing in earnest.
I hope you enjoy the next chapter and from next week onwards I'll be posting "afterword" blog articles like I used to. ^^
Spoiler: Chapter 118 showUntil now, it was preparing for main story.
It seems to get dragged then I thought it would be for new story.
I thought of going straight into new story this week, but I believed it would be awkward without a bit more.
From next week, the main story will begin and it will be easier to focus. The Hell Train will be quite long, so I won’t hurry. Action scenes will be coming, and lots of foreshadowing, so keep your eyes peeled.
Thanks for reading, and see you next week?
Spoiler: Chapter 119 showHello, it’s SIU. I've been to Ghoungzhou and back again safely.
I was gone for 4 days but since I live in suburban/rural area, the time spent traveling is closer to 5 days.
It was fascinating to see that people knew me in China, and since I was going as a cultural representative of webtoons in general, I was pretty nervous. In any case, we successfully concluded the signing event and think that it was a meaningful time overall.
I think that going abroad, regardless of whether it’s a temporary hiatus or not, requires a period of getting re-adjusted. Almost like you've gone and visited an entirely different world and back. Due to this, I've tried to squeeze in some drawing while I was in China. Problems arose when my laptop started malfunctioning (maybe due to the long distance traveled) and I had to stay up at night trying to fix it. As a result, I barely got to do any sight seeing in China. I have no regrets, however, as the purpose of the trip itself was important.
Sometimes I wonder what I would be like if there was no Tower of God the webtoon. I think to myself, "Maybe I would be nothing”. All of a sudden this comic has become this huge presence in my life. Same goes to you readers as well. You have my thanks for always cheering me on. I will return next week with an even greater episode. Have a nice day! ^^
- 20th July 2014:
- Ran had a battle against Maschenny when he was young. She said he will be a good warrior. He has decided killing her would be his last goal if he becomes a Ranker.
- Kuhn A. A. has quite strong political power and relationships in his family.
- His blood type is B. (Following some blood type personality bullshit. Kinda similar to astrology. B usually means hot-blooded/full of ideas.)
- Hwa Ryun likes her eye patch actually.
- Rak loves bananas, but has trouble peeling them.
- Also he hates Quaetro because his bananas were burned for being yellow.
- Ehwa can now control her fire to the point of cooking vegetables. But still makes mistakes.
- Dan's recovery is almost over and he can run fast for short durations, but not as freely as he used to.
- Endorsi named Hatz’ pipe as "crazy".
- Anaak knows Shibisu's past a bit, and it's part of the reason why she climbs with him.
- 25th May 2014:
- Ran is picky about his food. He prefers yogurt over food. He dislikes the ones with syrup.
- Koon told Baam that he has collected and threw away all the rings that Yu Hansung gave to their friends. So his friends do not have the rings with them right now (only Koon knows where they are).
- XiaXia hated Ran the moment she saw him. She is good with spicy food.
- Hwa Ryun wants to train Baam to become strong. It seems that she has said that Baam needs a different type of training to learn to control the Thorn. She thinks that asking for Urek's aid would be a nice idea if necessary.
- Yihwa has gained confidence in manipulating her flames.
- Yihwa still thinks that Rak is a dinosaur.
- Miseng asserts that she is older than Prince. But Prince refuses to tell her his age.
- Koon has decided that the other ability of the WHM is extremely 'dangerous', so he decided not to use it.
- 12th May 2014The chat between SIU and fans:
- Jinsung and Maschenny are both in top 100.
- Yihwa has stronger potential than Horyang (But Horyang will win if they fight right now)
- Baam+Androssi team will break the balance.
- Maschenny is a fisherman (but she is better as a Spear Bearer).
- Hatsu will get a sword later.
- Thorn cannot talk.
- Jinsung is a fisherman.
- Hwa Ryun and Evan do not know each other.
- Prince's score in the punch competition was not modified.
- Baam's "stop" ability is like cheating.
- Koon 11/11
- Ran 11/3
- Hatsu 6/4
- Androssi 5/5
- Jinsung 12/29
- Plot twist: He'll change (the birthdays) them later on. (so basically like all fakes, lol)
- 2nd January 2013:
- Actually, among men of Koon's family, earring and piercing is a fashion. Ran isn't doing anything because he's afraid of doing them.
- Novick enjoys making many different family names and introducing them falsely, such as Novick Grand, Novick Giant, Novick Yesbig etc. He thinks such behavior is very funny and also intelligent. In truth, Novick is from a famous branch of Ha family.
- Urek Mazino, the head of the Wingtree has been discovered in an album cover of an idol group, so it became topic of conversation among Wingtree members.
- Every year, Wangnan's new year's wish is 'his horns growing up'.
- Horyang decided to go on a diet.
- 12th December 2012:
- After the exam on 28F, Viole started to buy bad foods (like chewy). However he has to eat them secretly since Goseng confiscates them saying they're bad for health. After that, Viole became the underground supplier of bad foods, so Prince and Miseng love him very much.
- Recently, the reason that Quant comes out in a lot of advertisements has been revealed. It's because Yu Han Sung has the portrait right of Quant. When Quant had contracted to become 2F Administrator, he stamped his seal without even reading the content, so he came to hand over his portrait right as well. Yu Han Sung has distributed his portrait here and there in an extremely cheap price for a Ranker. Yu Han Sung had taken great amount of photos of Quant in case he quit the job. Several hundred years are still left until the contract is up. Every time Quant sees his new advertisements, he cries with regret. By the way, Quant is a very popular advertising model for products like “punching machine”, “chewing food”, “crackers” etc.
- Yuje disturbs other Wolhaiksong members when they go to karaoke by singing traditional folk songs of the district where he was born. According to one of the members, He refuses to go the karaoke’s where there are no traditional folk songs, so every time they have meetings, they have to find the karaoke, which is a grudgery. When asked "so does he sing well?" the member just smiled bitterly, which seemed heartbreaking.
- 5th December 2012:
- Actually Urek Mazino is a bad rapper.
- 26th November 2012:
- Viole's clothes are chosen by Ha Jinsung. He sends Viole a lot of clothes every season, which troubles Viole.
- The best food that Viole can cook is cream spaghetti.
- Recently, Yeon came to make Barbeque without burning it, so the team members, in order to celebrate this, open barbeque party every weekend.
- Yuri's ranking got much higher after achieving Green April. People inside Kingdom talk behind her "Despite incidents, capable girl is capable" (Might sound strange, but I couldn't translate it better ㅠ) but Yuri herself is very satisfied with that admitting that she is a “capable girl”.
- Nowadays, Yuri got hooked on “raising cute boys” game that Repellista had introduced her. She can't get out of it since there's a character that resembles Baam.
- Ran warned Novick that he got into “too bothersome” level. Ran divides people into 5 levels. Slightly bothersome, a little bothersome, bothersome, very bothersome, too bothersome, wants to kill. And of course there is no person who is in the “not bothersome” level.
- Surprisingly, Novick is the best cook in Koon's team. Ran says cooking is the only reason he lets Novick alive.
- Questions and Answers from SIU during the hiatus between 04. May 2014 and 21. July 2014:Question: When will a book edition come out?
Maybe soon to come. ^^;
But my wrist pain has been getting in the way. Please buy it when it comes out. Haha.
Question: Yuri. Where is she?
She will appear next episode.
Question: Why did Bam get a haircut?
I wanted him to be back to his bright self in future Rachel-Bam situation/development. If too many people dislike it I could simply put a wig on him.
Question: Who is the heroine? There have been disputes over it.
It will be decided when I get one.
Joking. Calm down.
Question: How did Kuhn get Ran into his team.
They knew each other in the family, and Kuhn went and got Ran when he heard they were in the same floor. Ran is helping him because of their past. This will be revealed more in the Kuhn Family arc later.
Question: Is Maria (Kuhn Maria Zahard) going to show up?
Secret. But eventually she will show up soon enough.
Question: Can we get character profiles?
One day... I will post them.
Question: Where did Kuhn's Manbarondenna go?
Nare is taking good care of it when Kuhn left it with Leesoo's team. She is still with Hong btw.
Additional info about ToG's return, the plot and his wrist:
About the return date. I am thinking of July 21th. But it could be postponed until August 4th.
About the wrist, I think I will have to carry this pain with me now. I could go indefinite rest until it goes away, but it will be bad for everyone. Just have to take it slow and easy. Still, I am lucky author, being able to go on.
Next arc will begin after couple of chapters that is wrapping up the Epilogue we had. Unlike Gongbang which was a long arc, it will be a 'trilogy' of arcs focusing the Train and the Hidden floor.
Also there is a Idol of Tower arc ready.
And unfairness of the Tower will be told. Meanwhile the ugly secrets of Great Families will be revealed.
Some personal stories, mainly Kuhn and Rachel will be there too.
I hope you all enjoy what new things I attempt to do.
- Questions and Answers from SIU’s fancafe:Question: You said that there were 13 Month Series that resemble a sword such as the Black March, Luminous June, Red October. And the 13 Months probably carry unique weapons (though, I guess the Rainbow Undecimber could differ). If the Black March is the strongest of all the needles, does that mean the “Luminous June” and “Red October” carry a “sword-like” shape but not a “needle”?
P.S.: Could you tell us the names of the weapons of each month?
And how many types of weapons are there in the Tower?
What of Koon’s weapon? I just can’t seem to understand its nature.
Roughly, seems like defensive… is the bag a shield… maybe a sheathe for sword… uh…
- The Black March is not the strongest of all needles. There are plenty of needles which are stronger than the Black March. It’s just that the Black March is a very “special” weapon.
- A needle and sword are completely different category of weapons. They also have different shapes. ^^
- These are the Blacksmith Edwaru’s 13 Month Series weapons:
- Silver January
- White February
- Black March
- Green April
- Yellow May
- Luminous June
- Indigo July
- Blue August
- Dark September
- Red October
- Gold November
- Colorless December
- Rainbow Undecimber
- The Tower has a large variety of weapons. You could say it’s infinite ^^. The notable set of weapons will be explained in the blog in due time.
- Koon’s weapon is extremely special.
Question: [He asks if Headon’s eyes and mouth are both in the crevice]
But now the mouth is there… mm… mm…
Could it be that in that long crevice (?) there are both mouth and eyes? Or were the eyes omitted in the drawing to draw emphasis on his smirking laugh…?
You are correct, both the mouth and eyes are there ^^.
Question: For example: Let’s say a person stopped their climb at 100th Floor. He cannot climb any further than 100. Then, he would have to go back down (to his home). I’m wondering about the aftermath. A Regular that’s climbed to a fairly high rank, but didn’t die… what kind of treatment would he receive in the Outer Tower? Or does he get scouted somewhere?
If they stop climbing the Tower, they can choose to live in the Middle Area, or move to a lower floor and live on with a new job. Of course, depending on how far you climb, the way you're treated differs greatly. It's like climbing the corporate ladder. ^^
Question: Is Yuri really 180cm tall? (06/20/2010)
Yes, it's really true. Most of the people in the Tower are tall (effect of Shinsoo).
Yuri is rather short in the Tower's standards.
Question: Does Zahard let his daughters act freely? If the Zahard's Princesses are this strong, won't other Regulars be at a disadvantage? (10/18/2010)
Zahard's daughters can be controlled. You will see how he controls the Princesses in the fuuuuuture. However, because of their strength, it is true that they cause many troubles everywhere they go.
Zahard's daughters don't normally participate in tests in a pack like this. There was a time when twins participated (...) Anyway, it's really hard to find Zahard's daughters among Regulars. Also, as you climb the Tower, there will be many chances to keep on taking the tests as a team or alone, so others won't be at a big disadvantage just because there's a Zahard's daughter on the other team. Also, there are tests that allow exceptionally strong people to skip couple of floors.
Question: Are Yuri and Rachel the only female protagonists? Can you tell us about the other female protagonists? (08/21/2010)
The female protagonist is Rachel. She's more like a "female protagonist" than a "heroine." As for the heroine, she will appear in the future. Baam, surprisingly, will cause many women to cry.
Question: What type of creature is the Gator? (09/06/2010)
Rak is from the Wraithraiser race/species. So the "Wraithraiser" that Rak uses at the end of his name is actually the name of his race/species.
Question: Can you really find everything at the top of the Tower as Headon says? (10/02/2010)
They believe that everything can be found at the top of the Tower. Nobody has reached the top yet.
Question: You said that the red haired witches and the silver haired dwarfs are famous races for their exceptional ability. What are the famous races for the Wave Controller position and the Light Bearer position? (11/08/2010)
For the Wave Controller position, aquatic/fish-men races are famous. For the Light Bearer position, the Da'ans are rather famous.
Question: Urek took 50 years to climb the Tower. How long did Lero-Ro, Yuri, Yu Han Sung, and Headon take to climb the Tower? (11/21/2010)
Headon does not need to take any tests because he's a Guardian. As for the others, I have not set anything specifically, but Yu Han Sung and Yuri would've taken 200~300 years. Lero-Ro would have taken more. Yu Han Sung and Yuri are both over 500 years old.
Question: In Chapter 22, we see a bullet disintegrating in midair. Is this Baam's ability or Black March's? (12/24/2010)
It is Black March's.
Question: Will Baam use a weapon later? (12/20/2010)
Question: Will Baam become the King of the Tower? (07/26/2010)
I wonder ^^. It will be boring if I tell you this early. So I won't tell you, haha. (If I were to give you a little hint, it would be that the "King of the Tower" has a quite different meaning from the "King" that you are thinking about.
Question: Is Ashul Edwaru a Ranker? An Irregular? Do you create weapons from Shinsoo? Do they forge the weapons in a way that we're familiar with? When were the weapons made? Before Zahard became a king? After he became a king? (10/02/2010)
He's the master of Gongbang (Workshop). He'll be a High Ranker in terms of position. They make the weapons by mixing substances and Shinsoo. If you are skilled at handling Shinsoo, you'll create better weapons.
No. They make it by using Shinsoo. They also make it by adding Shinheuh to the weapons. Zahard gave special materials/ores/substances to Edwaru. It is said that the 13 Months Series were made from this.
Question: Are the outside world, Baam's place, and the Tower different places? Yuri said, "Even Evan, an A-grade Guide, agreed that he's a normal human!" Can they assess the strength of others? (10/04/2010)
Hmm... well, they are not different worlds/universe/etc. You'll see more in the future ^^. It is true that Baam's place and the Tower are different places.
Yep. Talented Guides like Evan can also predict the imminent future like a prophecy.
Question: How old is Baam? (11/22/2010)
It is unknown.
Question: Where are Zahard and the Ranking Administrators? How many Irregulars have entered the Tower? [3rd question was not written] (08/01/2011)
They are in the top floor. The current number of Irregulars is a secret.
Lero-Ro and Quant climbed the tower together. They are a team. But, Quant is older.
Question: If you can teleport or fly, can you go to the next floor? (09/12/2010)
The Inner Tower's floors are physically separated from one another. However, the Middle Area is connected... People inside the Tower cannot go outside the Tower. Likewise, it's impossible to enter the Tower from the outside.^^ (Except for those with special abilities)
Question: Aren't Zahard's daughters picked from Rankers? Is Koon (Aguero) climbing the Tower because he was abandoned? I thought only the chosen ones were allowed to climb? (10/18/2010)
They are not Rankers. They are picked from young daughters of many families. Those daughters then climb the Tower.
No. The chosen sons have a higher chance of climbing the Tower. Those sons have a higher chance of returning to the family. Koon (A.A.), picked for his talent, is a rare case.
Question: How many bangs can Laure control? What about Myun and Soo? (05/16/2011)
Well, I haven't set anything specifically; ^^
More than 3 for sure.
Question: Is there a place in the outer Tower (those under 134th Floor) where nobody has passed/discovered? (01/17/2011)
Question: Baam is named after his birthday, the Twenty-fifth Night. How does Baam, a child without a family, remember this? (01/17/2011)
Rachel told him.
Question: Can a Guide, like its name, find solutions or grasp the opponent's strength, bloodline, and ability? (01/17/2011)
An exceptional Guide is able to do so exactly.
Question: Are there rules or laws in the Tower? (01/17/2011)
Question: Headon is called as the Tower's veteran Guardian, why is that? (01/17/2011)
It is because he's the first Guardian that Zahard met. He was the first to carry out the normal roles as a Guardian. This does not mean that he's the oldest. The Guardians' age is unknown.
Question: Are "Shinhuehs" basically fishes that live in the Tower? (01/17/2011)
Shinhuehs and fishes are different. Fishes live in water, and Shinhuehs live in Shinsoo. They are completely different living beings.
Question: Since Yuri was with Wingtree, is she also a part of Wingtree? How can you get into Wingtree? (12/20/2010)
As mentioned on my blog, Wingtree is the complete opposite of the Tower's Monarchs. There's no way that Yuri would join Wingtree ^^; They play together because they get along well. Members are selected. Those members with more than 4 wings can recommend other Rankers and Regulars to Wingtree. The cadres make the confirmations. If I am to say one more, there's a person among the current Regulars who become a cadre of Wingtree in the future.
Question: A question about Princesses and 13 Month Series. (12/20/2010)
There are numerous Princesses (Zahard's). The selected Princess among them receive the 13 Month Series.
Question: Can the owner change a pocket's shape? What determines a pocket's rank? (10/18/2010)
The basic ones are the round shaped ones produced by Gongbang (Workshop). You can have others custom made. Pockets have different functions according to their ranks. Above all, "the amount of language that it can understand" differs.
Question: How did Hong Chunhwa get his ignition weapon, Narumada, when he just got to the 2nd Floor?
It is like a person without license owning F1 car.
Question: Ren seems to be moving only by himself, why no Guide? Is moving without Guide his skill?
When Ren came, he did come with a Guide. (By, the way, there is no reason for Guide skills unless someone is going through Middle Area.)
Additional info from SIU:
- The first floor's contents foreshadow the entire story of Tower of God.
- Yuri is a character for the later half, so I'm planning to save her until then. (07/13/2010)
- Yuri and Lero-Ro have met each other while climbing the Tower. Yu Han Sung climbed the Tower before Lero-Ro and Yuri. If Yu Han Sung didn't mess around in Evankhell's Floor, his rank would have been similar to Yuri's rank. (10/15/2010)
- Lero-Ro is about 2m tall. (11/08/2010)
- If you get to know her, Rachel, in fact, is a really charming character, haha. (12/14/2010)
SIU attended the Frankfurt Book Fair (Germany), which took place in 2013. Fans received a sample of Tower of God in book format containing several chapters. Furthermore, SIU signed those books and even drew a character of the fans choice. Fortunately, naruto-niichan and my humble self managed to visit the Book Fair/SIU (well, I was there just because of SIU, don’t know about niichan). There is a thread where we posted a lot of pictures and shared our (funny) experiences, impressions and other stuff with the community. There are a lot of goodies in this thread, so don’t make the mistake to miss/avoid it:
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- High Ranker Profiles:
- High Ranker #01 – PhantaminumPhantaminum
Currently ranked #1 in the Tower.
A murderer who appeared in the Tower one day, broke into Zahard’s inner palace, and slaughtered many servants and members of the royal family. Although he succeeded in breaking through all the defenses of the palace and even faced Zahard, he actually disappeared without even touching Zahard. As a result, he was named Riddle. There is also one more reason behind this sobriquet, which is his battle style. It is said that he employed a freeform battle style which could not be defined by a single style, and that he used a weapon that cannot be found anywhere in the Tower. Since there are no accurate accounts because most witnesses have either been killed or lost their minds out of fear, Phantaminum is the monster that cannot be called anything besides a Riddle.
The Tower’s prejudice against Irregulars increased even more after Phantaminum, which greatly affected Urek’s climb up the Tower afterwards. It is said that when Phantaminum broke into the palace, he also faced Yuri Zahard, who was in the inner palace at the time, but opinions on why Phantaminum did not kill Yuri Zahard are diverse. It seems that Yuri Zahard says nothing on this matter besides “He was a dirty one.”
(GoDai: Could mean that he has terrible hygiene, or that he is a scumbag bastard. We should expect the latter.)
Although there was an argument over ranking Phantaminum – who has had no activity since the Zahard Castle Invasion – number one at the Ranking Administration Office, no one could deny that his battle ability alone gave him an overwhelming presence. Eventually, Phantaminum, with a single battle, rose to first place and dropped Red Tower Enryu, who had been holding first place, down to second place.
Reports of Phantaminum sightings after the Zahard Castle Invasion are extremely low, and most of them are wandering rumors so they are difficult to even confirm. Also, there is a rumor that he is on cat-and-dog terms with another Irregular, Urek Mazino, but this is also difficult to confirm.
In the end, Phantaminum is a monster whose information begins with riddles and ends with riddles, and the Rankers of the Tower stay alert for the time when this monster becomes active again.
- High Ranker #02 – EnryuEnryu
Sobriquet: Red Tower
Position: Spear Bearer – Throwing Type
Enryu’s identity is shrouded in as much mystery as Phantaminum’s. If one must pick out the most special amongst his achievements, it would undoubtedly be that “he murdered a Guardian”. By murdering a Guardian, a being that was considered to be immortal, Enryu revealed to the people of the Tower that Guardians are not absolute beings. Thanks to this, Enryu rose to 1st place with the nickname of “Guardian Murderer” and kept his 1st place spot for a long time before handing it over to Phantaminum.
A funny thing about Enryu is that he and Phantaminum have never fought, let alone met, and so there are divided opinions on which of the two would win were they to face each other in battle.
His sobriquet, the Red Tower, is so because it is said that the Shinsoo of the Tower turned red when he appeared. Why Shinsoo turns red when he appears is yet unknown.
Enryu is known to fight by levitating thousands of spears made of Shinsoo and firing them downwards, and although there are those who express this poetically as “Red Rain” it seems that from the victim’s perspective, it actually wouldn’t have seemed so beautiful.
His overwhelming Shinsoo manipulation abilities are rated to be above those of the Guardians, and this is very heretical ability that breaks the laws of the Tower.
Currently, it is not exactly known where Enryu is and what he is doing. There is widespread rumor that Headon is looking for him very avidly.
And more info on Enryu:
Enryu is popular guy that is very popular even within the Tower. He is known to be very handsome, and it is said that Rankers idolize him because his method of fighting is also very graceful. He is a character planned to appear once in a while by the time we reach the latter part of Tower of Go. He is such a munchkin so scenes of him fighting won’t come often though. ^^;;
Enryu is the only Ranker in history to have killed a Guardian. Enryu is also an Irregular… He is the figure who showed us in person why Irregulars are hated.
- High Ranker #03 – ZahardZahard
Sobriquet: King of the Tower
Zahard, the King of the Tower, is the most famous Ranker, no, the most famous and most almighty lifeform in the Tower. He is a great king and true warrior who entered the uncivilized Tower in the times of old and constructed his kingdom. All of the Tower’s current inhabitants are Zahard’s sons and daughters. He is no less than a god to the inhabitants of the Tower.
Zahard is an amazing person who entered and conquered the Tower with the 10 Great Families, and was acknowledged as the Ruler of the 134 Floors by the Guardians of those floors. (Some of these floors were conquered by the daughters of Zahard.)
Even though he is nominally the Ruler of the Tower, he is currently inactive; compared to his previous influence and prestige, one may think that 3rd place is a poor showing. (Of course, before Phantaminum and Enryu appeared, Zahard was hands-down Ranker#1.)
Although there are very few who have seen Zahard fight, seeing how White Sword Arie Hon, who could fight Urek Mazino on even grounds, recounted, “in the past, I fought Zahard 10 times and lost 10 times, and so I became his servant” it can be concluded that he had outstanding battle power; his daughters, who have received his power, being classified as the “most powerful species” of all of the Tower’s lifeforms serve to prove his claim.
Although he is currently resting after handing over public matters to his daughters, there are many busybodies who predict that the day Zahard becomes active again will be the day that the Tower’s boundary will increase by one more floor.
Of course, there is an increasingly large number of people who are anticipating that the boundary will be opened by Zahard’s yet-to-be-born “only son”.
- High Ranker #04 – Urek MazinoUrek Mazino
Sobriquet: Ray Barracuda
Currently the strongest active Ranker. He is an Irregular, and among the Top 5, he is the most recent to have entered the Tower.
His sobriquet is named after the Barracuda, the most hostile and violent shinheuh in the Tower.
(Ray is named after his battle style of firing Shinsoo as fast as light. Although his official sobriquet is Ray Barracuda, in the Tower, saying Barracuda pretty much refers to Urek Mazino.)
It took Urek Mazino only 50 years to enter the Tower, take all the tests, and rise to the top, so he is recorded as the person who climbed the Inner Tower the quickest through normal methods.
Although he usually takes on the Fisherman Position, he is capable of taking on nearly any Position, and whatever Position he takes on, he is offensive. He is adept at firing Shinsoo quickly, and it is said that the power of these blasts are so powerful that not even high-rank Armor Inventories can block them. Those who have observed Urek Mazino fighting evaluate his battle style as “offensive, violent, and fast. However, it is very beautiful”.
Some while ago in a battle, Urek Mazino was in a final position when he shot down an enemy Light Bearer also in a final position. Compared to soccer, it’s something like a goalkeeper scoring a goal by kicking.
His personal relationships are very limited, and this is due to his masculine personality. Although he is magnanimous in personality, it is said that he is unpopular among women due to this. According to rumors, it is said that he is attracted to Garam Zahard, a Princess of Zahard, although Garam strongly dislikes Urek Mazino… Of course, this information has not been accurately confirmed.
He is also friends with Yuri Zahard, another Princess, to some degree, and this is because she is one of the people who planted the Wolhaiksong. Yuri says that he is “the best to fight with, but the worst man to live with” so it seems that he is unpopular among women wherever he goes.
On the other hand, he receives a lot of support from males. Arie Hon, the White Sword, praised him as a true warrior after fighting him, and his close friend Baek Ryun says that he is the best ally and a true man. Koon Eduan the Blue Thunderclap also names Urek to be “one of the people I want to fight”. Among these people, Baek Ryun is especially close with Urek, being one of the founding members of Wolhaiksong who planted the tree, and the influence of these two in the Tower is comparable to one of the 10 Families.
There are many rumors about the relationship between Phantaminum and Urek, and although there are no accurate details, it seems that Urek definitely entered the Tower in pursuit of Phantaminum.
As the most powerful currently active Ranker and as one of the founders of the Wingtree, also known as Wolhaiksong, Urek Mazino is one of the most influential forces in the Tower, and it is not an overstatement to say that every single one of his movements affect the future of the Tower.
- High Ranker #05 – Arie HonArie Hon
Sobriquet: White Sword, White Oar
One of the 10 Warriors who conquered the Tower. Currently the Head of the Arie Family. The owner of the White Oar, the only sword that Macseth created. Although when directly translated White Oar means white-colored oar, it is correct to say that it is named after the Oarfish, a legendary shinheuh.
As an outstanding swordsman, it is said that his extraordinary swordsmanship is completely unaffected even by places with high Shinsoo density. Although he fought on fairly even grounds with Urek, he is known to have said that “Urek Mazino is far better than me” after finishing the battle.
His personality is very gentle, and he is known to be a man of great dignity and class. Although it seems that he is very well-mannered even when fighting, he has never stepped into battle after fighting with Urek.
He is the owner of the White Oar, the only sword that Macseth created, and the White Oar is known to be the only S+ rank weapon in the Tower. As a result, warriors of the Tower liken well-sharpened blades to the Oarfish. Macseth has never created a single weapon after creating the White Oar.
Arie Hon, as the Head of the Arie Family, resides on the 100th Floor of the Tower, and rules the greatest number of areas in the Tower among the 10 Families. He is famous for offering a special test with a peculiar reward to Regulars passing through his Floor, but it is said that most Regulars don’t dare to think of taking the test due to the extreme difficulty of the test.
The last person to pass his special test was his daughter Arie Hagipherione Zahard, and no one knows what reward was offered. According to the rumors, it was “a very personal and childish reward”.
Urek Mazino also passed this special test, and this is when he fought with Arie Hon. Arie Hon’s test was for Urek to resist his attacks for 10 minutes, but Urek Mazino instead fought against Arie Hon on an equal level, and as a result, Urek Mazino became one of the most famous Rankers in the Tower. Arie Hon’s reward to Urek was the right to rule one of the Floors ruled by Arie Hon at the time. Thanks to this, after Urek became a Ranker, the 77th Floor of the Tower became Urek Mazino’s property, and Urek Mazino then handed the Floor over to Baek Ryun, who set up the main base of Wolhaiksong there.
- High Ranker #06 – Koon EduanKoon Eduan
Sobriquet: Blue Marlin, Blue Thunderclap
Position: Fisherman, Spear Bearer
One of the Family Heads of the 10 Families.
The father of Koon Aguero Agnis.
He is known to be very magnanimous and loves fighting. His sobriquets are Blue Marlin and Blue Thunderclap. The nickname Blue Marlin is a reference to the gigantic spear he wields; there is also an amusing rumor that his spear will pierce through half of the Tower when decompressed. (As a note, the name of the spear is Mago. When ignited, Mago’s compression ranking rises to abnormal values.) His other sobriquet, Blue Thunderclap, is named after the properties of the Shinsoo he wields. The Shinsoo that he wields is very fast and has amazing electrical power. There were many opinions that argued that his sobriquet should be Electric Eel due to this unique quality, but Koon Eduan himself strongly refused (threatened?) by saying, “I’ll kill any bastard that calls me an electric eel,” and so it is said in this frightening and amusing anecdote that his sobriquet came to be Blue Marlin.
Koon Eduan is famous for being a womanizer, and the Family Head with the most wives out of the 10 Families. As a result, he also has many children, and hidden feuds and competition are serious problem within the Family. As this competition became increasingly serious, eventually “official children fights” were created. Once every year, fights are held with the following rule: “When the children of Koon become 10 years old, they will fight each other and the winners will be recognized as the true children.” While the children who win in these fights are acknowledged as Koon’s children and receive a certificate of the Family, the children who lose in these fights became “abandoned children” and cannot possess the certificate of the Family. On the matter of these inhumane and bloody fights, Koon Eduan says, “I’m not very interested.” It seems that he really doesn’t think much about it.
Among his children, Koon Maschenny Zahard is the holder of the Yellow May, and is the only Princess of Zahard from the Koon family who has received one of the 13 Months.
Koon has also always prepared a special test with this extreme condition: “The person who fights me and wins will receive everything in the Family,” but to this day, there is no Regular who has taken this test and survived.
- High Ranker #07 – Eurasia Enne ZahardEurasia Enne Zahard
Sobriquet: Great White Shark
Age: 482 (sealed afterwards)
The only Princess to have possessed the Colorless December. She boasted genius-level abilities to the point of being evaluated on a completely different scale from previous Princesses. She usually had a lot of support from many people due to her exquisite appearance and gentle personality; she climbed the Tower and became a Ranker very quickly as a result.
However, after she became a Ranker and received the Colorless December, she began to act strangely. From time to time, she killed people for no reason whatsoever. Sometimes, she would have a gentle expression as usual, moments before suddenly becoming enraged and attacking others. At about the same time, Garam Zahard murdered Yuram Zahard and stole the Indigo July. A widespread rumor claimed that Enne Zahard was involved with them, and Garam Zahard and Enne Zahard disappeared a few days later. (After the incident, the two became High Rankers, and Garam Zahard’s sobriquet became Blue Shark (Mako Shark) and Enne Zahard’s sobriquet became Great White Shark.)
Fights. between Princesses were never a problem (even if they killed each other), but the news of a Princess going insane and disappearing with one of the 13 Months was something that could bring chaos to the entire Tower so Zahard ordered that these two Princesses be quickly captured.
Garam Zahard was still mentally sound (unlike what the rumors said), so she was able to make wise decision to move covertly, but Enne Zahard was different. Enne Zahard defeated Zahard’s servants as if she wanted to be seen and murdered many Rankers who were chasing after her.
However, even she could not take on so many Rankers, and eventually, Enne Zahard was captured and dragged before Zahard.
(Yunieh Zahard and Rebecca Pon Zahard were murdered by Enne Zahard. Koon Maschenny Zahard and Pondo Zahard assisted in capturing Enne Zahard. There is a rumor that Zahard himself directly intervened in the incident. There is also a rumor that Hayes Zahard, who refused one of the 13 Months after becoming a Ranker, also took part in this battle.)
Afterwards, Enne Zahard was sealed in an unknown location, and the Colorless December was also sealed as it was in the same berserk state as she was.
Additional comments from SIU:
Regarding the high number of Fishermen: “[…] you could say that Fisherman is the epitome of all Positions ^^;””
Regarding Enne Zahard’s extremely high rank (higher than Family Heads): “It’s because Enne Zahard showed us a powerful battle with such impact ^^. The 10 Family Heads are people who were there before the Ranking system was implemented, so their actual battle abilities are difficult to estimate in many ways.”
- High Ranker #08 – Adori (Adoru Zahard)Adori (Adoru) Zahard
Sobriquet: Killer Whale
Birthplace: Floor 132
Rank: 8 (Note: The original Korean said 7, but this should be 8, so we’re listing it as such)
Adori Zahard, currently the strongest princess and the captain of Zahard’s Royal Guards. She wields the only S-Rank weapon of the 13 Month Series, the Golden November. Due to her golden hair and appearance, she has many fans, both male and female.
Although ranked highly, she has no noticeable achievements as a Ranker. This is because even though she is the Captain of Zahard’s Royal Guards, since she does not like wandering around, she rarely participates in active duty. Even so, she is still called the strongest princess and is entrusted with the Captain of the Guards position for one reason.
She is extremely strong.
Even before she became a Ranker, she defeated a high-level Ranker (quite easily), and the records even show that Garam Zahard was overwhelmed by Adori. (Post-Enne Zahard incident, there was a time when Garam Zahard and Adori Zahard fought once. At the time, it hadn’t even been 100 years since Adori Zahard became a Ranker, but with Garam Zahard as an opponent, an overwhelming victory was achieved.) And since then, in the few battles she’s had against Rankers, she defeated all of them with overwhelming combat prowess.
Many people have compared her to Enne Zahard, but no one could easily determine who is stronger of the two. The debate still rages on today and is a favored topic of discussion amongst Rankers.
Adori Zahard is known to be very quiet and cool-headed. Because she has little care for worldly matters, she often lies down alone and gets lost in her own fantasies. However, as there are many secrets to her private life, no one really knows the true Adori.
But, it is widely known to any of her fans that she will allow a person she likes to call her by her birth name.
(Her birth name is Adoru).
- High Ranker #09 – Baek RyunBaek Ryun
Sobriquet: Baek Ryun (declined a sobriquet)
Height: ??? (normally 167cm)
Position: Wave Controller
Baek Ryun, the leader of Wolhaiksong and the most gifted Wave Controller in the history of the Tower.
He was born in the middle area as an orphan and roamed without a residential card. Eventually, he went into a forest to avoid contact with others. Becoming one with the forest, he lived there for a long time.
He naturally learnt to control Shinsoo while he was living in the forest. Later, Headon, interested in Baek Ryun’s abilities, picked him to be a Regular.
As a Regular, he quickly became a ranker; as a Ranker, he then returned to the forest without any activity.
He spent a long time looking after the forest. His forest is said to have been like a living animal, emitting a mysterious atmosphere…
Urek Mazino, who was climbing the Tower at the time, heard of Baek Ryun’s forest. He visited Baek Ryun; soon after, they became best friends. Baek Ryun was especially interested in the world outside the Tower that Urek often spoke of. Hearing Urek’s stories, Baek Ryun himself dreamed of living in the world outside the Tower.
After Urek Mazino left to climb the Tower again, Baek Ryun’s ambition to see the world outside the Tower continued to grow. he later confessed his passion to Urek Mazino who returned as a Ranker. Urek Mazino, delighted by Baek Ryun’s confession, asked to leave with him; however, Baek Ryun declined the offer, saying that he could not leave the forest, which was like his own life. It is said that Urek Mazino, pounding his chest, then said this:
“Then I will give this forest a pair of wings.”
“I will make it so that these trees can follow you everywhere.”
Baek Ryun thought Urek was just rambling because he was drunk; however, Urek was being serious. He gave a thunder-like shout, absorbing everything in the forest. Eventually, the enormous forest shrunk to the size of a fist.
Urek put the compressed forest in a box with wings, and gifted it to Baek Ryun. Baek Ryun was very surprised and grateful; however, there was a problem. The compressed forest was too heavy for Baek Ryun to carry.
So Baek Ryun gave the box to Urek to look after; this winged box became a symbol of the friendship between Urek and Baek Ryun.
Later, the forest was moved to 77F. Rankers who heard of Baek Ryun and Urek flocked to the forest, eventually forming the organization “Wolhaiksong” with Baek Ryun as its leader.
(Also called the Wingtree)
(The name Wolhaiksong, “winged tree under moonlight”, originates from the story between Urek and Baek Ryun.)
The name Baek Ryun originates from the fine silk cloth that he was wrapped in when he was first found. (Some say his name comes from his gentle, “silk-like” personality.) After becoming a High Ranker, Baek Ryun was offered an alias by the Ranker Bureau; however, it is said that he declined.
Baek Ryun’s real appearance is controversial. Normally, he appears to be an ordinary boy, but he sometimes appears as a tall young man. Also, some say that they have seen Baek Ryun tall enough to touch the ceilings of the Tower.
Although Baek Ryun is a Ranker who is praised for his influence rather than his battle abilities, it cannot be said that his battle power is lacking. Although Baek Ryun is a Wave Controller who controls the battle and supports team members over attacking others directly, his hand to hand combat ability is also said to be impressive. However, because he only fought a limited amount of battles with High Rankers, his combat abilities may need to be verified.
The rumors about Wolhaiksong being an anti-government organization are false. The goal of Wolhaiksong is to “find the way out of the Tower”; it is not to overthrow the government. But it is true that their liberal movements often clash with the government’s conservative practices. Some current Wolhaiksong members think of themselves as a part of an anti-government organization.
- High Ranker #10 – Ha YurinHa Yurin
Sobriquet: Snake Head
Position: Fisherman, Scout
The leader of the Ha Clan, one of the 10 Great Families, and a woman. Great-grandmother of Ha Yuri Zahard (appearance-wise, Yurin doesn’t look much older than Yuri).
It is said that although she is a woman, she possesses a very aggressive and bold personality. So, amongst the 10 Great Family heads, she would be the one to fight in the front lines of battle.
She had two children (twins) with another Great Family leader, Ari Han (TN: not Arie Hon), but they never married. Staying unmarried – although she had many other relationships since – she never gave birth again, possibly due to the power of blood. (This is not uncommon among the 10 Great Families. Compared to their ages, the number of children they have is relatively extremely small.)
Because of this, the Ha Family does not have many branch families, and the main branch of the family is centered around Yurin’s two children. However, the two children do not have a friendly relationship, and each claims to be the rightful heir to the family. Because of this, even within the Han Family*, there is a not-so-small quarrel about this matter. [*N.B.: Due to ambiguities in the Korean language, this could either mean “within the Han Family” or “internally (within the Ha Family).”] Of course, Yurin has no interest in such things, and lately, she has ceased all her other activities and is enjoying herself in her main house.
She possessed a very rough but intelligent fighting style, and a strong-enough physique to perform the duties of both a fisherman and a scout. With grace and flexibility, she wove through the battlefield, and it is said she was the first to use Shinsoo to strengthen one’s body.
After she became the family head, she has not participated in battle. She is like a god within the Ha Family but she rarely engages in outside activities.
With the birth of Yuri, who greatly resembles Yurin, the Ha Clan placed their faith in her, hoping that she would collect all of the 13 month series. Because of this, Yuri’s title takes after her great-grandmother’s (Black Snake Head).
- High Ranker #11 – Tu Perie TperieTu Perie Tperie
Sobriquet: Eye of God
Position: Light Bearer
One of the 10 Great Family Heads. The first Light Bearer of the Tower, but how he came to be in that position is unknown. Whenever he reminisces about the time he became a Light Bearer, he is known to say, “The Heavens gave me the Eyes of God.”. However, it could be that people choose to believe a “romanticized story” rather than “exact truth”.
After the Great Journey (TN: Zahard and the 10 Great Family Heads conquering the Tower), he is one of the most active Family Heads, and also known to have created many items along with Blacksmiths. He was also crucial in the pioneering of the system in which the Light Bearer acts as the intermediary for all communications within a team.
The most famous of his creations I the “Opera” Lighthouse, one of the greatest Lighthouses of the Tower. The “Opera” extends the user’s Shinsoo field to infinity (beyond all reason and boundaries), making it the ultimate dream of all Light Bearers. It also contains defensive measures that put even Armor Inventories to shame. Through the Shinsoo-controlled interlocking lights, it contains no weak spots.
But because it requires the highest quality Suspendium and many rare materials, only three were made, and it is unlikely that any more will be made.
Honestly, because the man who developed the system where “the Light Bearer acts as the center of all other Positions” also created an item that turns “the Light Bearer into a one-man-show”, many complain that while the “Opera” Lighthouse is the ultimate evolution of the Lighthouse, it at the same time is an item that makes the basic purpose of the Light Bearer moot. Of course, these are the complaints of those who cannot comprehend the powers of those above.
Of the three “Operas”, on is in the hands of Tperie (however, he does not use the Opera, he uses even greater Lighthouse called “The Eye of God”, creator unknown), one is in the hands of Flus (one of the 3 Lords; currently sleeping), and the last is in the hands of Jaina Repellista Zahard (a princess that never climbed the Tower, uses the Opera to spy on the world).
If the “Opera” ever appeared on the market, there is speculation that the price would be comparable to two prestigious places, but looking at the current wielders, it’s unlikely that it’ll ever appear on the market.
- High Ranker #12 – Molic One P. GRMolic One P. GR
Sobriquet: Molic One
Height: 793cm (normally about 2m)
Position: all Positions
The eldest lord of the 3 Lords.
If Zahard is the symbol that represents the Tower’s Ruler, Molic One is the one who actually rules the Tower.
Of the 3 Lords, he is the strongest and his influence is comparable to the 10 Family Heads.
His name, Molic One, comes from the Molic region that he lived in, and it means the “absolute lord of Molic”.
As his name implies, he was once the absolute ruler of the Molic region, and under a settlement with Zahard, he became of the 3 Lords.
Although said to be a powerful warrior that Zahard himself could not take lightly, as it’s ancient history, most of the records were lost.
Wielding his giant halberd, it is said he was able to fulfill the role of all positions.
However, to say “it was not that he performed the role of every position, but rather he fought without any regards as to what position was” seems more accurate.
After becoming a Lord, he faithfully performed the duties of a Lord, and unlike his old times, he carries on the image of a benign and generous(?) ruler.
But during the Ruler’s Conferences, he occasionally shows a charisma that overwhelms all the Rulers.
- High Ranker #13 – Eurasia BlossomEurasia Blossom
Sobriquet: Flower Shrimp
Position: Wave Controller
The Eurasia Family’s head.
Because of her childish appearance and flamboyant clothes, she was given the title “Flower Shrimp”. Of the 10 Family Heads, she possesses the greatest talent in controlling Shinsoo. However, while Po Bidau Gustang, another Family Head, pioneered the research of Shinsoo, she never showed any interest in doing so. (However, Blossom’s abilities on the battlefield are said to be above Gustang’s.)
It is said that Gustang was jealous of Blossom’s genius talents, which is evident in his many writings. In one of his earliest works, it is written:
“Blossom is one of the greatest Wave Controllers, but she cannot teach you anything. This is because she herself does not know how she controls Shinsoo.”
And so, whenever a talented person is jealous of an even more talented person, they compare it to Gustang looking at Blossom”. (The idiom eventually evolved to describe a man and woman in a bad relationship.)
Gustang used Shinsoo to assist in both combat and daily life, as a “Supporter”. Blossom used the Shinsoo to directly strike in battle, a “Striker”. Her way of controlling Shinsoo was very violent and unpredictable, and even the other 10 Family Heads got out of her way once she started attacking.
And So, in the talent and power, Blossom does not fall short of the other Family Heads; however, after the Great Journey, she did not involve herself in the politics of the Tower. Because of her lazy personality, she did not take care of either her Floor or her Family and has received a lot of criticism from the other Family Heads because of this.
Interestingly enough, Blossom and Gustang were lovers for a short period, but split after the infamous Eurasia Enne Zahard incident. (Enne Zahard was the daughter of Blossom and Gustang. Blossom was very opposed to her becoming a Zahard Princess.)
Afterwards, the Eurasia and Po Bidau families forbade marriages between their two families and have been in a hostile relationship ever since.
And the main Eurasia Family is opposed to the selection of Zahard Princesses.
P.S.: Laure is from one of the branch families of the Eurasia Family. His family loves sleep and are talented in Shinsoo.
- High Ranker #14 – Po Bidau GustangPo Bidau Gustang
Sobriquet: The Lonely Wave
Position: Wave Controller
- Po Bidau Gustang is the Tower’s most famous Wave Controller and writer. Excluding the eccentrics within the Blacksmiths, he probably knows the most about the Tower.
- Along with the glasses he wars to better see the flow of Shinsoo and elegant brunette hair, he’s actually quite a handsome guy. However, because of his quiet, reserved expression, most find it hard to approach him, so he’s often the “target of affections”. Eurasia Blossom (Ranker #15) once commented on Gustang’s good looks.
“Yeah, he’s like an elegant, ancient book”
“… the same kind that makes you yawn after reading.”
- After splitting with Blossom, acting contrary to his reputation, he started to out with different women. However, his greatest followers took his side and stated that he was acting up because the empty spot where Blossom once occupied was too big. Of course, when he went from a “nice guy” to a “bad guy”, his popularity increased even more. (This is all an old story…)
- The males of Gustang’s family work in a research group called the “Research Association”. If they do not make it as members, they are eventually kicked out of the family. Because it is a very powerful and exclusive group, the members enjoy high reputation and fame, matched only by the “Chosen Children of Koon”.
- Gustang and the Blacksmiths have a pretty close relationship. So much so that Macseth (The Great Father of Blacksmithing) and Gustang often get together to exchange stories. Because of this close relationship, there exists a rumor that says “Gustang knows the way out of the Tower”. Hearing this rumor, Urek Mazino once visited Gustang to learn the way to leave the Tower. However, he left after a while with a headache and complained to Baek Ryun, “It’ll be easier for me to dig my way out of the Tower with a spoon than to learn anything from that guy”.
- Other than Shinsoo and the Tower, Gustang was highly interested in researching the “Guide” position. However, the topic of the “Guide” is a highly taboo topic within the “Research Association”. Perhaps it’s because of his pride as a researcher that he doesn’t want anyone else to take his research targets?
- It’s widely known that Gustang was both Blossom’s greatest fan and hater. There are many stories floating around about the union of the two, however, most are fake. but it is a fact that certain legal document exists in the possession of the sealed Princess, Enne Zahard, that contains secret about the two…
- High Ranker #15 – Grace Mirchea LuslecFUG Grace Mirchea Luslec (Slayer No. 1)
Sobriquet: Heretic (Tiger Fish)
Birthplace: 80th Floor (Mirchea)
Grace Mirchea Luslec. The Living “God” of the most dangerous and secretive criminal group, FUG.
Although FUG’s true motives and goals are not clearly known, it is true without a doubt that they exist in the shadows of the Tower, hiding and corrupting. People call Luslec the “God of the Devils’” or “Demon King”.
Luslec was one of those that helped the Ten climb the Tower. No one knows how or why he has fallen to becoming the leader of such a dangerous group.
Apparent in his ranking, Luslec is a great warrior. They say that there is nothing his great black hook can’t pierce.
FUG is often compared to the Wingtree because of their opposition to the 10 Families. However, whereas the Wingtree is more of a “social club” centered around several members, FUG is a “religious organization” centered around a single faith. Although the relationship between the two is not that good, there are a few members who are associated with both groups.
The 10 Families forbid anyone within their families to enter FUG, and they consider it an important duty to eliminate their members, who are known to hide within the shadows of the Middle Area.
But their dangerous status does not mean that they hold influence to contest the 10 Families. As long as the 10 Family Heads hold the contracts with the Tower’s Guardians, FUG’s influence cannot overcome the Family Heads’.
Nevertheless, Luslec holds a rank that surpasses a few of the Family Heads. This is because he represents the “Absolute Darkness” of the Tower.
- High Ranker #16 – Hendo Rok BloodmadderHendo Rok Bloodmadder
Sobriquet: Longevous Turtle (Long Life Sea Turtle)
Position: Defender (Special Position)
As a reward for passing his test, the Guardian of 100F gifted eternal life to Zahard and the 10 Great Family Heads. However, among them, there was one exception, and that was the Family Head of the Hendo Family, Bloodmadder. (The exact reason is unknown.) Bloodmadder pleaded with the Guardian to teach him how to live forever, and the Guardian relented, but gave him one condition.
“If you curse all of your children and their children with short lives, you alone will be able to live eternally by receiving their lives.”
Bloodmadder was tormented by the decision, but he could not defeat his fear of death.
Eventually, Bloodmadder pleaded with the Guardian to grant him eternal life, and afterwards, all those who carried Bloodmadder’s blood came to have short lives. (Of course, in the Tower, a short life is about 100 years. In a Ranker’s case, it is a bit longer. However, Hendo’s children can never live forever.)
Afterwards, Bloodmadder had to have many children in order to extend his lifespan, and so Bloodmadder is the one with the most children out of the 10 Great Families. (Koon Eduan is the one with the most wives) Because the Guardian promised him that his life will be extended by the length of the sacrificed lives of his children, although no one knows the exact details of the contract, it seems definite that he needs to maintain a steady stream of children as long as he lives.
Possibly due to his curse, the Hendo Family has the weakest power and influence among the 10 Families, and has the least number of Rankers. However, it is maintained and managed under iron-like strict discipline, and Bloodmadder’s position in the family is absolute. (All Rankers holding executive director positions in the Hendo Family are Hendo’s adopted sons and daughters.)
On the other hand, the children who have received the Hendo Family’s blood marry others by lying that they are not from the Hendo Family, and thanks to these “scam marriages” Bloodmadder’s blood has spread to all regions of the Tower, and it is said that, in the Tower, a large effort is spent on trying to distinguish who has Bloodmadder’s blood.
Bloodmadder’s sobriquet Longevous Turtle is a mockery of his obsession with eternal life, and is also closely related to his position.
He takes on a unique role known as a Defender, which is the role of protecting Spear Bearers or Light Bearers. The combination of Bloodmadder and Koon Eduan, the most powerful Spear Bearer in the Tower, was said to be extremely difficult to stop.
(Of course, Bloodmadder can take on every Position very well.)
Additional comment from SIU:
“He is deeply connected to Yu Han-Sung.”
- High Ranker #17– Yeon HanaYeon Hana
Position: Fisherman, Wave Controller
The Family Head known to be the most beautiful among the 10 Family Heads. Although she is the Family Head of the Yeon Family, in fact, there is not a single child in the Yeon Family who has received her blood. All children of the Yeon Family are the sons and daughters of “Ilarde” who is an old fellow family member of Hana, and Yeon Hana herself is a virgin who has never embraced a man.
(GoDai: The term used here for “family member” has various meanings. It can mean “member of household” as in “Member of the Household of God” – Religious groups calling themselves family, even if not family by blood. Same with “the children/brood of darkness” and “fraternity/sorority” – This term can refer to literal family or people that consider each other to be family.)
Although she is sometimes suspected of being a misandrist (man-hater), it is for this reason that she actually has a gentle personality (which is very rare among the 10 Family Heads) that treats both men and women kindly. According to a rumor, she could not forget a man with whom she broke up with a long time ago and so made a contract with the Guardian to become a “female who cannot feel love towards the opposite sex.”
(GoDai: Can she be a lesbian then?)
Although she has a gentle personality, according to the 10 Family Heads, she is “the most scary woman when angry.” It is said that once, when angered, she surpassed Ha Yurin, who was famous for having a terrible personality, but this is impossible to confirm in the current time, where the 10 Family Heads are not active in public.
Her fellow family member Ilarde gives birth to and raises children in her stead, so the children of the Yeon Family all call her “godmother”. Once every 5 years, Ilarde selects a man to sleep with her, and it is said that Rankers from all over the Tower gather for a chance to become a man. Ilarde’s eyes for choosing men are very “cold”, so unless one is a decent male Ranker, it is difficult to even get past the written application. Selected males live in the palace for 5 years, and only one of these men will receive the right to sleep with Ilarde; if a child is born, they will attain the glory of being accepted into the family.
Like the Ha Family, the Yeon Family is a thoroughly matriarchal family, so males cannot take central roles in either the main house or the branch house of the family. Thanks to this, the females of the Yeon Family, especially those of the main house, have a tendency to look down on men.
(GoDai: Is it just me or does this article have more sexual terms than the entirety of the Tower of God series combined?)
- The 10 Great Families:The 10 Great Families are the direct descendants of the 10 Great Warriors who first came into the Tower with Zahard. They are part of the Ruling Class in the Tower and their members are often extremely powerful, blessed with the power of their forefathers, meaning that many of them are Rankers. Just as Zahards are considered Royals, 10 Great Family members are considered Nobles.
Another interesting point about these 10 Great Families is that a few selected daughters of the family have the chance to become Zahard's Princesses and gain an enormous authority and power in the Tower.
Note: If a family head or house head has multiple wives or husbands, then there will be a main family and branch families. The Koon Family, notably, has the most branch families.
Known Families (linked to the wiki-entry):
- Zahard Princesses:The Princesses are a sect of elite females chosen to serve Zahard, as the obligation for receiving his grand power. They are the "ultimate species" and a Princess is chosen every several hundred years. "They are an existence which, at times, serves as a sword to defend the authority of the King and at other times, is worshipped by the citizens of the Tower".
Being recognized as a Princess is an honorable and almost impossible achievement and there are many candidates vying for the position.
Apparently, some of the Floors were conquered by Princesses, likely on the behalf of Zahard when the King and the 10 Great Warriors were conquering the Tower. It is unknown if these Princesses were allowed to rule the Floors they had conquered.
As everyone in the Tower is like a son or daughter of Zahard, a Princess is likely a chosen daughter of Zahard and she calls the King "Father". However, none of the Princesses are descended from Zahard's blood and generally they come from the 10 Great Families or other places. They are in essence "adopted" into the Zahard Family and, as such, they are Zahard's "adopted children". In exchange for this adoption and power, it seems they "discard" their surnames and it is unknown if this practice is the one used by the 3 Lords: to avoid being bound by their heredity (ancestry and inheritance).
The only exception is Anak Zahard, who is an indirect descendant of Zahard. However she is a fake Princess born from the real Anak Zahard and a palace cook. As a result, she is thus considered "the shame of Zahard" and Ren from the RED has the mission to execute her.
Informal and Formal Princesses:
The standards of being nominated as a Princess of Zahard include power, resourcefulness and appearance. But the most important factor evaluated is if the girl is capable of properly receiving his power. The most outstanding children are then granted Zahard's power through a special method, further enhancing their combat and other skills.
There are 2 types of ranks for a Princess: informal and formal. As they are all sisters, the term "unni" is used to address a sister who's more senior than her, in terms of rank and the amount of time they've served as a Princess.
An informal Princess is someone like Repellista Zahard who has not climbed the Tower or Androssi Zahard who is still climbing the Tower. However, even informal Princesses have received Zahard's power. All Princesses start off as Informal as even Eurasia Enne Zahard was an informal Princess while she was a Regular.
A Princess who has climbed the Tower and become a Ranker, might be chosen to become a formal Princess who is also called a "chosen Princess". Only a "chosen Princess" is eligible to receive a 13 Month Series, as she has proven her ability by climbing the Tower. This is apparently very rare as Yuri Zahard was the only informal Princess chosen to become a formal Princess in the last 500 years.
Both ranks command varying amounts of respect. Of course, the amount of respect a Princess commands also depends on her behavior and conduct.
Both informal and formal Princesses are permitted to wear an object which displays Zahard's three-eyed symbol, signifying their status as a Zahard's Princess. A fake Princess like Anak Zahard has none. It is likely the symbolic item is presented to the Princess by the King himself. (They don't seem to wear it inside the palace.)
Examples: Yuri Zahard's tie and Androssi Zahard's hair pin.
13 Month Series:
The 13 Month Series is a symbolic series consisting of 12 Sentient Weapons and 1 Arms Inventory. It is bestowed by King Zahard to a chosen Princess.
Take note that the chances of receiving a 13 Month Series are very slim and Ha Yuri Zahard was the only one out of all the chosen Princesses in the last 500 years, bestowed with one of the Series called the Black March.
Only a formal Princess can be chosen to receive a 13 Month Series, provided she accepts it.
Only a formal Princess can ignite a 13 Month Series, though there're exceptions like Anak Zahard or Baam. And some of the 13 Month Series like the Black March might refuse to ignite, unless its' owner meets a certain condition like 'a good-looking man'.
Note: The Rainbow Undecimber, an Arms Inventory is the only exception from the 13 Month Series as the others are all weapons.
Rules governing the Princesses:
The Princesses (informal and formal) are governed by a set of Rules (there may be more):
The first 3 rules are to prevent Zahard's power from being spread recklessly and being misused by others coveting the Throne by using his child as a tool to seize power. And they are definitely implemented to prevent wars of succession and even civil war.
- They must not have a relationship with a man.
- They must not marry.
- They may not have a child.
- They must not help an enemy of the Empire. (For example, an Irregular or possibly Anak Zahard.)
Punishment for breaking all these 4 rules is likely death, only if the RED reports to the King or if the King learns about it from another source.
Formal Princesses who've been chosen to receive a 13 Month Series are bound by an additional set of rules upon accepting it.
And it's likely the Princess must wear the symbolic item outside of the Palace to indicate her status and authority.
Known Princesses (linked to the wiki-entry):
- Adori Zahard
- Alphid Zahard
- An Zahard
- Anak Zahard (original)
- Anak Zahard (Demi-Princess)
- Androssi Zahard
- Arie Hagipherione Zahard
- Eurasia Enne Zahard
- Garam Zahard
- Ha Yuri Zahard
- Heice Zahard
- Koon Maria Zahard
- Koon Maschenny Zahard
- Pondo Zahard
- Rebecca Pon Zahard
- Jaina Repellista Zahard
- Yulia Zahard
- Yuram Zahard
- Yunie Zahard
- Unknown Princess from the Bia Family
- The 13 Month Series:The Thirteen Month Series consists of an Arms Inventory and 12 sentient weapons made by a crafts master, Ashul Edwaru. They are bestowed by the King Zahard to a formal Princess. In fact, the symbolic significance of the 13 Month Series is greater than any other weapon in the Tower. A member of the RED called Lo Po Bia Ren was sent to retrieve the Green April when it appeared on the 2nd Floor. Later, he was ordered to retrieve the Black March.
The Rainbow Undecimber is the only exception from the 13 Month Series as it is an Arms Inventory, instead of being a weapon.
The 12 sentient weapons are like half-beings and have human forms sealed within. When ignited by the user, these forms will be unsealed and unleash the extreme powers of the weapon. Only a formal Princess is supposed to be able to ignite a 13 Month Series, though exceptions like Anak Zahard or Baam have proven this to be untrue.
No matter how skilled the Princess is, she cannot force a 13 Month Series to ignite. Depending on the weapon's personality, it may refuse to listen to its owner. For example: the Black March will only activate for "good looking men" and it won't listen to anyone else. Baam managed to Ignite it, while despite her ranking being around 500th, Yuri Zahard was unable to ignite the Black March.
These weapons also vary in shape and function. For instance, one is a Needle and another a Hook. Out of these weapons, only the Gold November is of S-Rank.
When weapons of the 13 Month Series meet, they will resonate and their owners can feel it. It is unclear if the same condition applies to the Rainbow Undecimber.
Receiving a 13 Month Series:
A Princess who has climbed the Tower and become a Ranker, might be chosen to become a formal Princess who is also called a "chosen Princess". Only a "chosen Princess" is eligible to receive a 13 Month Series, as she has proven her ability by climbing the Tower.
Rules binding a formal Princess:
When a formal Princess accepts one of the Series, she automatically takes part in a set of rules.
Note: Heice Zahard, upon becoming a Ranker, was presented with a 13 Month Series but she turned it down for reasons unknown.
- She may not give or even lend a 13 Month Series to another person or she will be executed by the King. It is likely some or most of the people accompanying the Princess will be executed too, for failing to prevent the 13 Month Series from leaving her hands.
- It is also unknown what punishment is met by the King, when a Princess goes missing with a 13 Month Series.
- It is possible a Princess may challenge or even kill another Princess for her 13 Month Series but this is currently unconfirmed. It's true the Ha Family is hoping Yuri Zahard will collect all of the 13 Month Series so there may be some truth to this.
Notes and Trivia:
The 13 Month Series all have their names engraved on them. The engraving is in Japanese, because their creator Ashul Edwaru uses a language based on Japanese. SIU has (in his blog) made it clear there is no significance behind this, as Chinese, Arabic and other languages are also used throughout this manhwa. The 13 Month Series is actually based on the lunar calendar where all months are based on moons.
List of the 13 Month Series & their owners:
Owned by An Zahard.
- Silver January:
The White February was granted to an unnamed Princess, who was killed by Eurasia Enne Zahard, who took the weapon afterwards. It is currently in the possession of Zahard, still without an owner.
- White February:
Owned by Yuri Zahard.
- Black March (Needle):
Owned by Yuri Zahard.
- Green April (Hook):
Owned by Koon Maschenny Zahard.
- Yellow May:
Owned by Alphid Zahard.
- Luminous June (Sword):
The Indigo July once belonged to Yuram Zahard. She was killed by Garam Zahard, who then took ownership of the weapon.
- Indigo July:
Owned by Garam Zahard.
- Blue August:
The status of this weapon is unknown.
- Dark September:
Owned by Arie Hagipherione Zahard.
- Red October (Sword):
Owned by Adori Zahard and the only S-Rank weapon in the 13 Month Series.
- Gold November:
The Colorless December was owned by Eurasia Enne Zahard, but it was sealed away along with Eurasia Enne Zahard.
- Colorless December:
The Rainbow Undecimber is actually an Arms Inventory. It has never been granted to a Princess.
- Rainbow Undecimber:
- Wolhaiksong:”… he created a group known as Wolhaiksong, which has come to possess a power that even the 10 Great Families fear…”
Wolhaiksong (lit. The Winged Pine Tree Under the Moon) is arguably the most powerful organization in the Tower, founded by Urek Mazino and Baek Ryun.
- It is known to be a friendly organization, and also has the goal of getting out of the Tower.
- It is also known by the name of Wingtree. This name originates from one of Urek and Baek Ryun’s anecdotes, to be discussed below.
- Although it is widely believed that the Wolhaiksong is an anti-monarchy (anti-Zahard) organization, it’s more like their progressive image of existing the Tower disagrees with the kingdom’s conservative ideals.
- A High Ranker. Ranked 9th.
- The current head of Wolhaiksong.
- He is said to be one of the most outstanding Wave Controllers in the Tower’s history.
- It is said he heard stories about the outside of the Tower from Urek, and came to want to get out of the Tower as well.
- Urek Mazino transferred Baek Ryun’s forest to 77F, and together with Urek and the founding members, Baek Ryun planted the Wingtree.
- A High Ranker. Ranked 4th.
- An amazing High Ranker who set the record for climbing the Tower in the shortest time using normal methods – 50 years.
- Like most of the other High Rankers, he is very capable of taking any Position.
- He has called Koon Eduan “an opponent [he] really want[s] to fight” and fought Arie Hon on an equal level when he was only a Regular.
- Urek and Baek Ryun’s influence is comparable to one of the 10 Families.
- Although there aren’t enough details, it seems it is a fact that Urek came into the Tower chasing after Phantaminum.
- To provide a woman’s perspective, Yuri has stated that he is “the best to fight with, but the worst man to live with”.
- One of Wolhaiksong’s members.
- A member of a branch of the Eurasia Family.
- It appears that “Icy Strawberry” is a false name.
Ha Yuri Zahard
- One of Wolhaiksong’s members.
- He originates from the Koon Family.
- He is a Scout, but is also skilled with using Lighthouses. (This is similar to Apple.)
- A Princess of Zahard and High Ranker.
- Not actually a Wolhaiksong member, but she was one of the many Rankers present during the planting of the Wingtree.
- She maintains friendly relationships with Wolhaiksong’s members.
History and Background:
- One of Wolhaiksong’s members.
- He is a Wave Controller, and holds the Special Position of Dansulsa.
Wolhaiksong began when Baek Ryun heard stories of the world outside the Tower from Urek Mazino and gained an ambition to leave the Tower.
- Baek Ryun had originally wandered from the place to place and eventually settled down in a forest, but after he became very curious about the world outside and told Urek about his desire to get out, Urek said “Then I’ll attach wings to this forest. I’ll attach wings to those big trees so that they can follow you anywhere you go”. He then shrank the entire forest and put it in a small winged box. The name Wolhaiksong, meaning “The Winged Pine Tree Under the Moon” comes from this anecdote.
- After this, the forest was moved to 77F, and Rankers who had heard stories of Urek and Baek Ryun gathered there one by one, eventually forming Wolhaiksong. Although Wolhaiksong’s ultimate goal is “to get out of the Tower” it is mistakenly known to some as an anti-government organization. Rather than an anti-government organization, it is more of a social club.
- FUG:”… Luslec, the god of FUG, the most secret and dangerous criminal organization in the Tower…”
FUG has a total of 11 Slayers, and among the 7 living Slayers, 5 are missing, while the other 2, including Luslec, are reigning as “devils”. 4 seats are currently empty.
- No exact details are known about the goals of FUG, but they hide in the dark areas of the Tower, corrupting people.
- FUG is a sort of religious sect that is bound together by one common faith, and it can be said that their characteristics are completely opposite to those of Wolhaiksong (It is said that FUG and Wolhaiksong do not have a good relationship.).
- The elimination of FUG is often considered to be an important duty by the 10 Great Families.
- Unlike Wolhaiksong, FUG does not hold power that is comparable to those of the 10 Families.
The Slayers of FUG are divided into three types, depending on their time of appearance.
- Firstly, there are those like Luslec who emerged in the age of the 10 Families - They are known as the ancient gods.
- Secondly, there are those who once again burned their names into the memories of the Tower's residents when FUG had become a power completely submerged in darkness - They are the demons of the 2nd generation.
- Thirdly, there is the current generation of Slayers who are active in the present. (These have nothing to do with the number of seats.)
Grace Mirchea Luslec
Jyu Viole Grace
- A High Ranker, ranked 15th. He is FUG’s No. 1 Slayer.
- Holds the sobriquets of Heretic (lit. Maverick) and Tiger Fish.
- FUG’s living god; also called “God of Devils” or “Demon King”
- It is said that he was one of Zahard’s allies who climbed the Tower with the 10 Family Heads; it is unknown why he became corrupted.
- He wields a black Hook that pierces almost anything.
- An Irregular, currently climbing the Tower.
- As an Irregular, he has the ability to bypass the Tower’s laws, giving him the potential to slay Zahard and fulfil FUG’s ultimate wish.
- A Slayer candidate.
- He is actually Baam.
- The one who sits in the Tenth Seat of Power, White. The seat from which the name was torn.
- White is one who belongs to the 2nd generation of Slayers, and currently, only his name and soul remain, while his body has been lost.
- It is said that he, who had harbored an interest in sorcery (or "Enchantments," "Charms," or "Incantations") and dangerous magic since ancient times, was especially interested in group rites and items that used sacrifices. Due to this, when he was active as a Slayer, he used countless lives as sacrifices in grand incantations and made the Tower's citizens shake in fear.
- Among these, the most terrible ritual was carried out in a secretive location in the Tower, and it is said that over 60.000 thousand lives were lost there. Eventually, he was subdued by the Princesses of Jahard who could no longer tolerate these evils. (GoDai: Due to the characteristics of the Korean language, it is unclear how many Princesses were involved; it could have been one.)
- One source claims that he cast a spell that would make his soul immortal before he died and because this rumoured spell is said to activate only under certain conditions, many speculate that, based on his acts in life, he may have created a spell that can enable his own resurrection at the cost of countless (Numerous) souls.
- Many followers attempted to discover the conditions required to activate the spell that will resurrect him, but he has not resurrected thus far. However, some say that the mass murder incidents occurring in the Tower's Middle Area may be associated with this.
- Due to his vicious personality, even a few followers of FUG prefer to avoid him. However, quite captivating is the saying that his usual self was quite the gentleman.
- One of the current Slayers.
- It is said that only two Slayers are active, including Luslec. Karaka is likely to be the other one.
- He bears a ring resembling Wangnan’s…
- One of the current Slayers.
Yu Han Sung
- No. 7 Slayer of FUG
- Holds the sobriquet of the Submerged Fish,
- As a Ranker, he is currently the Test Director on 2F, also known as the Floor of the Test.
- Not only is he cunning and manipulative, but he is also a genius Wave Controller.
- Probably due to his talent for manipulating Shinsoo, he also holds the Special Positions of Wonsulsa and Dansulsa.
- He is also an Anima (lit. Charmer, Subjugator, or Bewitcher), a Special Position reserved for those born with the talent. This talent allows him to manipulate Shinheuh (lit. Divine Sea Fish), related to his sobriquet.
- He loves all kinds of instant food, particularly noticeable in his love for instant coffee.
- A Ranker who is the Test Director on 20F.
- He is a superior to Love, who harbors a grudge against FUG.
- His name seems to be based on the Roman emperor Augustus.
- He is member of the Fried Side of the Chicken Love Club, and bears a “Fried” tag on his arm.
- A Guide who serves FUG.
- As a Guide, she is able to see possible future paths that an individual can take.
- A High Ranker originating from the Ha Family. He serves FUG.
- He is higher up in the Ha Family tree than Ha Yuri Zahard.
- As a member of the Ha Family, he naturally bears great physical capabilities, and it seems he serves as martial arts teacher for Slayer candidates. He has taught Karaka and Viole.
- He feels sorry for Viole for being forced to carry out FUG’s wishes, and tries to make up for it. He is highly impressed by Viole’s talent, and often brags about having such a great student. He also buys clothes for Viole, much to his embarrassment.
- He has a cheap perm that you can’t help but notice. It’s just that bad.
Other characters affiliated with FUG include:
- Xia Xia, Reflejo Yuto, Beniamino Cassano, Varagarv, Mei, Viviolga, Ridong, Pandit, Miya, Madoraco, Grobin, Devil Bon
- Apple and Michael – These two were hired to infiltrate Koon’s team and kill him.
- The 3 Monarchs System:A political system in which 3 Monarchs take turns ruling, rotating once every 1000 years. As an old tradition that has been carried on since Zahard built his kingdom in the Tower, it is said that it originates from the emblem of the Three Crimson Eyes of the Zahard Family.
In the political structure of the Tower, the 3 Monarchs hold the highest authority, and they have the right to make the final decision on any topic raised by the “All Rulers Conference”. In order to avoid being associated with their origins, the 3 Monarchs discard their surnames and only use their own names.
(tCNote: The Monarchy of the Three is also known as the 3 Monarchs System. For those familiar with parliamentary systems, a good analogy to the real world might be to say that Zahard is the ceremonial head of state or sovereign (emperor) but he delegates power to the head of government. In the real world, Zahard would be Queen Elizabeth II and the 3 Monarchs would be the Prime Minister. As head of state, Zahard serves as a symbol while letting actual work go to the head of government. Zahard holds huge power, but he isn’t very active in politics. However, this does not stop him from being worshipped by the Tower inhabitants.)
The 3 Monarchs:
1. Molic One P. GR
The Monarch who is known to be the eldest among the 3 Monarchs. He is known to be a Monarch who rules conservatively, emphasizing the stability of the Tower. The name Molic is taken from the name of the area he lived in, and possesses the meaning of “the absolute” of Molic. However, nothing is known of the abbreviation attached to the back of his name. Out of the 3 Monarchs, he is the only Monarch whose exact birth background has not been revealed.
(tCNote: Molic One P. GR is the eldest Monarch who is currently in power, also standing tall at a height of 7.93 meters. As the current Monarch, he is the actual Ruler of the Tower, and he alone has comparable power to that of the 10 Great Families. He originally ruled over an area known as Molic, but became on of the 3 Monarchs in an agreement with Zahard. He is also a mighty warrior that Zahard himself cannot easily handle, and can take on any Position, wielding a gigantic halberd in battle. He also bears almighty charisma. As he stresses the importance of the Tower’s security, it is possible that his rule is one of the causes of the “true purpose” of 2F, the Floor of the Test, which is designed to filter out beings who could pose a threat to the security of the Tower.)
Known to be a Monarch who rules with a progressive inclination. He is the Monarch who most powerfully advocates the opening of the next Floor. He really likes alcohol so he also named himself the river that flows with alcohol, or Joochun.
Although he was born between Ari Han and a Tower native mother, it is said that his mother died as soon as she gave birth to Joochun. There is a rumor that he and Urek Mazino are drinking buddies, but this is not for certain.
(tCNotes: Joochun is the son of Ari Han, one of the 10 Warriors and a Family Head. His mother is a Tower native, referring to those who lived in the Tower before Zahard and the 10 Warriors entered. So you could say that he’s one half outsider and one half native. Joochun is a lover of drinking, and the characters of his name mean “river of wine” or “river of alcohol”. As stated above, he wants to expand the kingdom to 135F. So the day Joochun comes into power could be the day the kingdom reaches higher into the Tower. Also Joochun’s political stance is progressive. This is opposed to Molic One P. GR’s inclination toward conservatism and stability. The organization Wolhaiksong is also progressive, which could contribute to rumors that Joochun and Urek Mazino drink together.)
3. Flux, the Magician
The Monarch who is called a wizard. As the first Disciple of Mexcess, he is currently one of the Fathers of the Workshop. As with all Fathers of the Workshop, the Magician is also an artificial lifeform created by Mexcess. However, there is no one who has seen his true form, and it is said that only artificial Illusions which he creates appear here and there in the Tower.
(tCNote: Flux is currently “sleeping”. The leader of the Workshop, Mexcess, created five artificial lifeforms which we call “Disciples”, which form the Fathers of the Workshop, or Gong Bang. However, the first Disciple and Father, Flux, has actually given up his affiliation with the Workshop, as per the regulations of becoming a Monarch although he is still referred to as a Father. When an individual leaves the Workshop, all their knowledge of secrets, techniques and information is sealed. However, Flux’s knowledge wasn’t sealed because he was only leaving to become a Monarch, and an exception was created for him. Flux is also one of the owners of the 3 models of Opera in existence. He never actually appears, and instead creates artificial Illusions with his Opera.
- The Workshop:”It is currently impossible to know the origin of the Workshop, because the ultimate goal of the Workshop is to find that origin…”
The Workshop (also known as “Gong Bang” or “Blacksmiths”) of the Tower was founded by the best craftsman in the Tower, Mexcess.
- It is known that Mexcess has been living in the Tower since long before the 10 Family Heads entered the Tower, and almost all that is called “science” in the Tower originates from Mexcess.
- The people of the Workshop are not included in the Rankings, but they possess battle abilities and influence equal to or greater than S-class Rankers.
- It is said that they have a law that states that they can only create an item for “one who is worthy of possessing that item”.
- When an individual leaves the Workshop, they usually have all knowledge of the Workshop’s secrets and techniques erased.
Mexcess (or “Macseth”)
- The Father of the Workshop.
- He is the best craftsman in the Tower, and is the man who created the White Oar, the only S+ Rank weapon in the Tower. It is said that he has not created any items ever since he crafted this one.
- All of the other Fathers of the Workshop are artificial lifeforms created by him. However, this does not mean all of Workshop’s members are artificial lifeforms. Only those called “Fathers” are artificial lifeforms.
- The craftsman who made the 13 Months Series.
- In an old blogpost, SIU mentioned that Edwaru speaks a language that resembles Japanese, which is why the Black March is engraved with what appears to be its name in Japanese.
- Edwaru also wrote a book, some pages of which will be included in another chapter.
- One of the 3 Monarchs, also called the Magician.
- He was originally the first Disciple of Mexcess, and currently is one of the Fathers of the Workshop. Therefore, he is an artificial lifeform.
- However, he has technically ceased his affiliation with the Workshop as per regulations of becoming a Monarch, although his knowledge and memories were not erased.
- He owns an Opera.
- Primary PositionsBattles within the Tower are usually carried out in teams, and a position refers to the role an individual takes responsibility for in a team. Of course, it is not absolutely necessary to decide positions in a team - It is possible to battle without designating positions to individual team members. However, dividing up positions before battle gives more efficient results.
Most of the names and functions of the positions are derived from the battles of the first generations of the 10 Great Families (The 10 House Heads). Therefore, the positions were originally based on battles between humans and shinheuh. However, this does not mean that positioning is useless in battles between humans and humans; In fact, as fights between humans have grown in importance in the Tower, current positioning practices continue to evolve to adapt to these changes. Positions can be largely organized into five different kinds.
The fisherman is a position that that attacks opponents from above using a reel after gaining control of a base, and has the most destructive power in a 1:1 situation. Basically, they carry weapons such as needles, hooks, and swords, but do not carry spears, which are heavy.
There are two kinds of Fishermen:
Basic Ranker Equipment:
- Reel-using type: Uses reels extensively.
- Dueling type: Revels in 1:1 battle.
- 1~2 Medium Arms Inventories
- 1 small Armor Inventory
- 1 20-mun Reel Inventory
The Spear Bearer is a position that attacks the opponent using spears. Although unable to show big power in certain complex and chaotic battles, Spear Bearers are very useful for point attacks. Some carry needles in preparation for the possibility of chaotic battle, although most still do not. They carry caskets, which are special inventories specialized for containing spears; caskets are very heavy.
They are mainly divided into:
Basic Ranker Equipment:
- Melee type: Stabs with spears.
- Ranged type: Throws spears.
- 1 Casket
- 1~2 Medium Armor Inventory
The scout is a position that literally scouts. They are very lightly equipped, and many fast people fit this position well. Because of this, and considering their equipment, they are not very good in terms of battle ability (Of course, this depends on the individual.). Usually, they either assist the Fisherman in capturing a base or take on the role of analyzing the enemies' movements, at the front lines. They use a special customized ball known as an observer to read the change of Shinsoo, gather data, and send it to the Light Bearer.
They are mainly divided into:
Basic Ranker Equipment:
- Normal type
- Battle-focused type.
- 2 Observers
- 1 small Inventory
The Light Bearer is a position that uses a scouting tool called a lighthouse. A lighthouse is an object that shines very brightly, and comes in various forms. Although there are cases in which lighthouses take on the functions of observers, in this case mobility is not good and the lighthouse becomes difficult to control. Battles in the Tower often occur in the dark, so battling without a Light Bearer is difficult. Usually, a Light Bearer forms a pair with a Guide, with the Light Bearer providing information and the Guide informing the group.
They are mainly divided into:
Basic Ranker Equipment:
- Battlefront type: Active near the front lines.
- Rear type: Active away from the front lines
- 1 Lighthouse Mainframe
- 3-4 small Lighthouses
- 1~2 medium Armor Inventories
The Wave Controller is a position that uses Shinsoo to aid allies in battle or to attack enemies. It is difficult to explain because the function of this position greatly depends on the individual. There are Wave Controllers who attack the enemy recklessly (In this case, there's a high probability that he/she will become a target of the enemy team.); on the other hand, there is the type of Wave Controller who change the advantage of the battle by subtly changing the flow of Shinsoo. The required talent is a bit rare, so Wave Controllers that fit the above traditional definition are not that numerous, even among Rankers. Most Wave Controllers rely on the powers of items, but there are also some Wave Controller who do not.
Basically, there are two kinds of wave wielders:
Basic Ranker Equipment:
- Support type: Mainly supports allies
- Offensive type: Mainly attacks enemies
- Whatever you want. (Freedom of choice)
Battling with positions is similar to sports. In any case, battles in the Tower (although violent) are close to games, positions are like conventions of the game that are traditionally followed. (This does not mean that tests are always taken with positions. From the middle~lower floors, there aren't many places where tests are taken with positions.)
For example, it does not mean that Rak’s official job becomes Spear Bearer just because he is called a Spear Bearer. It only means that there is a high chance of him taking on the position of Spear Bearer in a battle in a test. Of course, he can take on other positions, although that depends on his ability to play those parts ^^;;
- Special Positions:A Special Position is one of the various positions that do not fall into the five basic battle positions. These are literally specialized positions, so in some cases one may have several Special Positions, and in other cases, one may have none, all depending on the person. Special Positions refer to additional roles one can carry besides their primary battle position(s), so Special Positions can be overlapped with another position, but there is no case in which one only holds a Special Position.
A Guide is a position that literally guides the way. They usually work with the Light Bearer to inform the team about the path to be taken. Outside of battle, a Guide is also necessary for moving between Floors of the Tower through the Middle Area. (Normally, the Middle Area is used to travel from Floor to Floor in the Tower; the roads of the Middle Area are very complicated.) Guides of higher Rankings are able to make assumptions that are close to predictions of the future. Some races that are famous as Guides include the Silver-Haired Dwarf race which Evan is from, and the Red Witch race.
Notable Guides that appeared in the series so far:
- Evan Edrok
- Hwa Ryun
It is assumed that a Dansulsa is a position that attacks from a far distance using Shinsoo. Considering what Hachuling seemingly did to help Kurudan, it seems this Special Position that receives support from a Lighthouse when attacking. It seems that Dansulsas compress Shinsoo to attack the enemy.
Notable Guides that appeared in the series so far:
- Yu Han Sung
An Anima is a position that subjugates and controls Shinheuh. Someone who can subjugate Shinheuh is known as an Anima, and controlling a Shinheuh is known as subjugation. Unlike many other Special Positions, one cannot simply become an Anima through learning. One can obtain information using the subjugated Shinheuh. Also subjugated Shinheuh can be used in battle. The level of Shinheuh that can be subjugated is decided by the level of the Anima, and in some cases, the subjugated Shinheuh can be very large.
Although it is possible to carry around subjugated Shinheuh like Sunwoo Narae does, it is possible that in a normal Ranker’s case, Shinheuh can be compressed and stored in bowls, like what Ren does.
Notable Guides that appeared in the series so far:
- Sunwoo Narae
- Yu Han Sung
- Name differences between Scanlators and LINE Webtoon:
Scanlator's version(s) Naver LINE version(s)
Baxter Beckster Kurchop Kurchoff Prutika Plrutanika Prutina Plutanica
- Links to wiki-entries about general topics:Structure of the Tower:
- Basic info about the Tower
- Info about the structure of the Tower (Inner Tower, Outer Tower, Middle Area)
- Basic info about Shinsoo
- Manipulation of Shinsoo
- Shinsoo Contracts
- Baang, Myun and Soo explanation
Story about Shinsoo and the Weapons:
This excerpt was written by the ToG character Ashul Edwaru (maker of the 13 Month Series) in his book “Of the Tower’s Weapons”.
- Climbing the Floors and their rights
- Giving up their Regular status and their Rights
- Nature and Definition.
- Zahard and the Ten Family Heads
- Characteristics of Irregulars
Rankers and High Rankers:
- Definition of a Ranker/High Ranker
- How to become a Ranker/High Ranker
- Ranking system
- What is a contract?
- What kind of contracts exist? What do they grant?
Talse Uzer Story:
- A small info about Talse Uzer, the universe where the story of Tower of God is set in.
Axis/Exis and Phantaminum:
- Explanation about the divine entities in the Talse Uzer universe.
Bayroad and Baylord Yama:
- Info about the No 7 FUG Slayer Baylord, the fights in Bayroad and Blood Fusion.