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Translations: Gintama 507 by Bomber D Rufi
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City Hall 4

Chapitre 4

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[City Hall - Chapitre 4]

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P01
“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” Ernest Hemingway

P02
Before I answer you,
I’ll need the gyroscopic dented key!
The gyroscopic dented key…

P03
The big one?
Yes, yes!
You’ll find it on the table!!
It’s one of my creation!
I’m kind of proud of it!!
Did you create this tool a long time ago…?
Hmm, no…!
It’s brand new…
I finished it yesterday night!
He He…
Found you!!

P04
Thanks, it’s perfect!
I can’t wait to try this machine again!!

P05
But before starting it up, we’d better get to a safe place!!
What do you mean…!?
What happened last time!?
And what does this thing do!?
Let’s say it’s highly probable that Virgile’s eyebrows haven’t grown back yet and that he’s still deaf from his left hear…
It’s only temporary though!!
Concerning the function of the marvelous thing…I’ll let you see for yourself!!
Don’t tell me it’s a weapon to fight our enemy!?
Indirectly…
…Yes!!

P06
Mr. Verne, Mr. Conan Doyle…
Would you like a cup of…
Let’s gooooo!!!

P07
So, Jules…
Did you get the result you wanted?
I did it!!!
My dear Arthur…I have the honor and the exclusivity to present you with a world premiere discovery!!
An experience no other man on Earth has ever lived…
The ultimate adventure!!
You will be able to eat the first cookies ever made by industrial factoring!!!
Err…
Hmm…
I suppose I should congratulate you then…
Right?

P08
I don’t feel your enthusiasm in this…
What are you talking about…?
Ah!!
I think I know why…!
It can’t be helped, but you’re right!!
Cookies without tea, it doesn’t make sense for you English people!
Wait here, I’m coming right back!
Of course, a boat-sized machine to make cakes makes so much more sense…
Look at this…
I’ll need to draw him some hairs now…
Virgile!!
When you’re done daydreaming, we’d like to drink…
Some tea…!

P09
Keeping the secret was necessary, Arthur…to protect the world! I understand that you’re worrying…
Even I am still surprised at the effect caused by only few words on a sheet of paper…
My father had talked to me about it, but I wouldn’t have ever dreamt about what happened this morning…
I’m an historian, Jules…And I am now learning that a part of Mankind’s History is only a charade invented by a few people! How do you want me to support a Government that lies to us, even though they say it’s in order to protect us?
I don’t have any answer ready for you, and I don’t want to hide anything from you…But you might understand better if you learned all of the rules of this grim game…
Explain yourself!
Alright…

P10
Before I start, you must know that what I’m about to tell is yet to be proved…
Time has possibly altered my memories and I am not certain I perfectly remember what “he” taught me…
What’s more, I’m sure I haven’t been told everything…
I’ll tell you what I know about the papercut…
But I fear it’ll only be the tip of the iceberg…
I’m completely unaware of what lies beyond that…
Let’s start with this, then we’ll find the missing pieces of this puzzle together!

P11
In this world we live in, where handwriting is banned…Papercut could be defined as the “ultimate weapon”!!
Robust, powerful, they have for sole limit the imagination and the reasoning capacity of their creator…Any person possessing paper could give birth to one of them…Any person mastering handwriting could become a puppeteer…!
The main difficulty resides both in the creation but also in the manipulation of your own papercut…
I noticed that this morning…
That’s right! My papercut was extremely difficult to handle, and my lack of experience once I had the pen in my hand caused our failure…
I however managed to make him do complex movements and this only because of my novelist talents…

P12
Well…
Let’s start from there;
It’s obvious that writing is to be considered an art and that the author who operates a pen can be more or less gifted…
This is where the information that were classified for several years come into play…
There are basically two levels of papercut!
Then why did you make three arrows?
I’ll come to it shortly…
Let’s start with the first form of these creatures…
You saw two of this class fight each other in the City today…
Basic
These are primary papercut…
Which we also refer as “basic”!
Seeing how much damage this type of papercut can make, I’m afraid to know of the rest!
Be patient…
Let’s examine this type in better details…

P13
Whoever possesses the materials and knowledge of handwriting can create one…!
They are easy to operate and viable in all cases.
But it is possible to fail straight from their conception!
They don’t seem to either have a conscience or a brain…They are puppets that blindly obey their creator…They don’t fear death and don’t know what fear is…
An important asset in time of war!
They can be conceived quickly and take the appearance of any simple thing…
…But as for every first try they have weaknesses…
They can’t hide from people’s eyes and more importantly, the creator must be able to see his papercut at all times to give it orders, the creature being unable to act by itself…
The author is as such very exposed to danger, being forced into the heart of battle…
Finally, it seems it can only comprehend simple orders and answer to only one goal at a time…!

P14
Knowing all of this makes me wonder if we really won that battle today…
What do you mean…?
Well, it is obvious that you’ve had the upper hand at one moment during the fight…
But I can’t help but wonder why our opponent disappeared so quickly…
The combat should have lasted longer!
But it doesn’t matter!
Go on…I curious to know about the follow up of this story!

P15
Alright…!
Next in line are the “complex” papercut…!
BASIC
COMPLEX
It was these type that took part in the Big War that Little and Lester were talking about…They are much less common, as the realization for a complex papercut require a minimum of talent and experience, as well as a know-how in the art of storytelling…!
As far as I know, these papercut are capable of learning and have a good autonomy…!
This offers a great protection to the author, who far from fights can send off his machine on several missions!
It can take a complex shape and look like an animal or even something else closer in appearance to a human…but only if the author is gifted enough!
Of course there is always a “but”…

P16
Always!
I believe the viability probability for a complex papercut isn’t as important than for a basic papercut…
The core of this problem is that they are pretty much unstable and aren’t very smart…
They degenerate quickly, taking on several ailments…
Childish tantrums, refusal of obedience, rebellion, fits of rage and violence…
Self destruction…!
Nothing less…
And you’re saying that these monsters were roaming the streets and congregating before!?
They were even serving as baby-sitters…
Well, before the confrontation became inevitable!

P17
Here is what “he” reveled of our past…
It’s almost complete…
What do you mean?
Complex
The third arrow cannot stay empty!
I don’t know whether I should tell you this part of History…
It’s not that I don’t trust you…It’s more that there are no proofs of its authenticity…
This advancement for the papercut is still to be classified as a legend!
No one has ever seem it…!!

P18
We two are both novelists…
Basic
Complex
Automated
As such you know how difficult it is to create a good character…
An hero or a rival who is interesting, has charisma, and who is realistic. Such a feat cannot be done by everyone…
Creating an automated would be bringing up the excelling novelist to the level of a genius…as far as that…
Also, that type of papercut, I must insist this is only supposition, would be identical in every aspects to the human they are supposed to serve…
Perfects…Created with thoroughness and passion, they wouldn’t have any defaults…no visible hint would allow someone to tell them apart from the rest of the world!
They could even be more resistant, faster, more dexterous…
In other words, imagining an automated would come up as giving superhuman powers to a child, right…
And he would either stay loyal to you for the whole of his life…
Or become your worst enemy…
That’s right…
What’s more, he would even be undetectable…

P19
May God protect us from such monsters…
I don’t believe in this version…
For me, it’s only a chimera, created to make common mortals afraid…
This is what it is!!
So, no need to worry, take a cookie!
I can’t wait to hear your opinion on them!
The tea is served!

P20
I fear the left hear got the same fate as its twin…
So…?
Surprising…!!
Well, at the very least there was no lie about the product…
They have a taste of adventure!!
I’m going to open the door!!
Our pitiful Virgile may not have heard the arrival of a guest!!

P21
Amelia Earhart!!
Culper Ring!!
Nobody moves…!!!

P22
Virgile
A butler coming from a long lineage of butlers; is how he describes himself. In service of the Verne family for years, he crossed the English Channel with them and knows secrets that for everyone’s sake shouldn’t see the light of day.

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