|Pillar 15||Pillar 17|
Pillar 16 (第1柱 Dai 16-hashira) is the sixteenth chapter of the Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist manga.
Young Solomon is reading books in a tower, with chains on his legs. He is wondering how long will he be kept there when a demon appears before him, asking if he wanted to be King. He lists the sins of King Davis and proclaims Solomon to be the man's illegitimate child.
Solomon is unfazed, smiling at him and remarking that he was glad he came as he was bored. Then he identifies Dantalion and remarks that he has decided to do something, the beginning to this world's nightmare.
William wakes up, only to find Amon and Mamon sleeping on him, he is not pleased. In the Hallway, there is a fight, which the Dormitory Mother, Maria Mollins brakes up.
In her room, she calls for Camio, saying she'll be able to see him soon.
Elsewhere, Mycroft is apologising to a grouchy William, who decided to forgive him for his absence during the fight.
The boys who were fighting are talking about Maria, and have the idea to search her room for something incriminating. Busted by William, they quickly flee.
Sytry comes by, decorated with ribbons and drops candy on the floor, much to William's displeasure. However, he points out William should be excersizing. William runs into the aforementioned boys again, and sees the Head Boy. He runs into Miss Mollins' room, to see her collapsed on her bed. She professes to be alright, but William notices chalk marks on the floor.
Turns out, Miss Mollins knows about his "naps", but forgives him.
Later, the boat race is about to start, much to William's disgruntlement, but he notices that Miss Mollins is doing better.
William then catches sight of the Head Boy, and gushes over him - despite Dantalion warning him to stay away from him, as he seems suspicious. Dantalion wrns William to be careful of being attacked by demons.
The race starts, and William is Immediately out, dantalion's boat is doing great but crashes into the boat of the Head boy's team, and an oar is sent flying straight for miss Mollins. It is deflected by the Head Boy, but Maria, William and Dantalion notice something amiss.
Dantalion then proclaims Nathan Cackstone/Caxton to be a demon.
- David (mention)
- William Twining
- Amon and Mamon
- Maria Mollins (first appearance)
- Camio (mention)
- Mycroft Swallow
- Nathan Caxton