Families and individuals who survived gathered inside a cave isolated from the other races. With no information or detection to probable danger, a reconnaissance group (Riku as their leader) roams the surrounding area in search of remnants or ruins left behind the other races in order to assess the war.
However, at the places they traveled to lied traps and harmful entities such as Demonia put the group in danger. Having little chance of survival, individuals are left behind to be sacrificed in order for the group to survive. The victims total to 48 hence, the name 48 sacrifices.
48 Sacrifices Edit
When Schwi Dola questioned why humanity survived despite their incapabilities and deemed it incomprehensible that they were still able to exist, this angered Riku which he remarked on how the other races see themselves as higher beings waging war with no regard to Humanity and the consequences they cause. Pushed from the guilt of the recent death of Ivan Zell, he mentioned 47 other names he sacrificed on his orders in order to survive.
The following are those that Riku had ordered to die in order for the others to live which he mentioned to Schwi:
- After a person in the cluster dies, they hang a crystal ornament in order to honor their death.
- The cluster has a farm in order to feed the families.
- Ascheto is a phrase which Ivan says when he sacrifices himself, which possibly comes from the word "Asche" which means "what's left if something is burned to nothingness."
- The sacrifices ended with Ivan Zell. Afterwards, Riku founded the 179 Ghosts.