Eloy don't smile like that pls.
It seems both Veda and the royal guards (well at least Eloy) want Noah to side with them rather than the military, probably for some future plan.
...So what do these guys actually want? "Much more interesting uses"... such as... what??
Mind control? He's saying super soldiers are not the best use they could be getting from magic... (Which I suppose is completely true) but I still don't have any idea what the Empire is hoping to find/gain.
If it isn't just pure offensive/military power that they're looking for, (which is how these things would usually go), then... ???
They seem trustworthy. Noah should trust them.
Well they certainly seems like a better choice for Noah than the Military.
Clearly everyone has -some- sort of agenda. But as such while the Royal guards have been jerks at time, then it seems like in a fairly harmless manner. Mostly to mess with Noah.
Their behavior towards Noah has been pretty harmless... and he's actively being drawn into the loop here. (Contrast with Marble's behavior.)
The military's been treating him awfully (for no reason... maybe that's just them treating him like a soldier?)... but if they're in a "competition" with the Royal Guards & Veda... and they're treating the kids like this...
They're going to lose.
Creepy Eloy is creepy.
@A Well, my thoughts go around how the military just wants to have the magic users be superhumans, faster, stronger, fitter so that they would perform better that a human in the frontlines. It would theoretically mean that the empire has a use for magic users, and in the process save in military training.
Then, my read on the royal guard's words is that doing such a thing is a waste of potential. Those frontline mages would eventually get killed, and they wouldn't really give that much of an edge on a battle, maybe one such mage would be ok leading a charge and tougher to kill. Maybe even mages like Alex would be especially good in a battle by fireballing the enemy to ashes but free-magic mages seem to be a rather scarce resource, at least is the Empire. Yet mages have a variety of skills that doesn't seem useful in any way in a fight unless someone thinks out of the box.
One thought I have about this would be this: Mages can sense far away like Noah does, this would allow for long distance instant communications, telecomms basically. This would certainly give the edge in a battle, being able to coordinate armies that are far out of sight.
In a choice of career between regular military and Royal Guard, Noah should pick Royal Guard, for that stylish uniform alone. I mean, just look at his current Junior Royal Guard one! It just screams "If you wanna stay alive, stay the heck away!"
I feel like everyone treats magic as if it's a combat tool, while Eloy, whose whole life is dedicated to combat, is thinking up ways to use magic outside of it.
I don't know when it happened, but Eloy went from silly drunk man to chilling royal assassin.
Based on how powerful "regular" humans as the royal guards are...I wouldn't mind being on their side
Also, Elay seems incapable of deceiving. ^__^"
Emphasis on "seems".
The thing is, the military's leadership have been jerks to Noah almost the entirely time. Compared to the royal guard, only the lower-ranking members have been reasonable.
Yup, clear as mud sir!
Noah I know your self preservation instincts are screaming right now since Eloy just implied his faction knows about Ciel, but FOR THE LOVE OF THE EMPEROR, ASK THEM TO SAVE FELIX, HIS POWER IS SUPER USEFUL OUTSIDE OF COMBAT.
It's funny to see how Eloy scares Noah with his smile instead of comforting hin :D