It was later revealed the true purpose of the Count, is that the government of Althea and its creators needed a method to maintain control of the populace in order to insure that it didn't grow to a level where the floating island nation itself could no longer maintain it and to that end, during Althea's early history as revealed by Nana, it became mandatory of the first one thousand selected citizens of Althea to receive a count in order to insure that there was an automatic system that regularly reduces the populace by throwing them into the abyss if they could not maintain their Count, effectively insuring that the Althean peoples numbers never exceeded the stable ratio and made sure that there was no need further develop their cities and land beyond the small towns and cities they already had and made sure that the people had no need to develop their technology any further than the low level tools they already achieved due to the relative peace brought fourth by the small controlled populace.
Count can define anything related to their life, for example like someone walked distance, or number of compliments given to them by others, or number of times someone said foods is delicious.
Anyone who have a higher counts has the authority to order anyone with lower counts to do anything they desire. People with lower counts can't betray people with higher count's order. For example, Nana Bassler (77) has a right to order Licht Bach (-999) to handstand until he dies.
Known as Startheft Bout (
- There's a prototype version of Count and Startheft Bout exists at 13th Special Military Forces School 300 years ago, instead of numbers it was stars and anyone who lost all their stars was expelled from the school.