they wouldn't shock me the least, in fact, one of the reason index is so fucken long is that Kazuma Kamachi forgets plot points, characters and god knows what else that he set up in earlier books and is going back to tie this shit back in. for example if you want to know why shokuhou Misaki was becoming more important in new testament, is because he going to write her in index but forgot so he had to double back and fit her into the story, and in genesis testament, she showing up quite a bit.Sometimes the dude wakes up in the middle of the night and sees Kazuma Kamachi over his bed with about ten manuscripts in his hands, all dirty with diarrhea and vomit from the norovirus he's not treating.
"Choose," Kazuma Kamachi says.
the guy is a madman I could see index going on for another decade, this is going to be his epic that he going to write.
the epic of the TOUman.