|Charlotte Lieben Frau|
|Gallery | Relationship | Quotes|
|Rōmaji||Shārurotto Rīben Furau|
|Occupation||Princess of The Dukedom of Seinmundo (disinherited)|
|Affiliation||The Dukedom of Seinmundo (formerly)|
|School||National Knight Academy|
|Light Novel debut||Light Novel Volume 2|
|Manga debut||Chapter 15|
Charlotte Lieben Frau (シャルロット・リーベン・フラウ) is one of the main heroines of Magika no Kenshi to Shōkan Vasreus. She is one of the youngest females to be contracted to a Diva (Prometheus) and also the former Princess of the Dukedom of Seinmundo.
Charlotte is a petite little girl in her teens who has light blonde hair as well as dark green eyes. She usually wears the Academy's uniform, but sometimes changes to casual clothing consisting of a white dress and dark boots.
Charlotte is a girl who always seems happy, with that kind of cheerful attitude she has became a really popular person in their class. Charlotte is also a very big otaku and imagines herself as a "Princess" and Kazuki as a "King." She always ends her sentences with -desu since she thinks it's cute. Charlotte sometimes inserts German words into her sentences.
Charlotte was born the daughter of the ruling family of The Dukedom of Seinmundo, which had become the puppet state of Germany. She had a serious illness ever since birth and it kept her confined to bed. She spent much of her time watching Japanese anime despite it being frowned on. When she turned 14 she was on death's door when a mysterious Diva appeared inside her. He was in a weakened state and didn't even know his own name. But he was still able to take over the parts of her body that were sick and thus cure her condition. This made it possible for her to go outside and have a normal life for the first time. This also would give him the chance to recover his own strength. She decided to name him "Prophet". Currently Charlotte is in the state of being half-human, half-god. There was a cost to this deal, as Germany demanded absolute faith towards its own Divas. By contracting with one outside the Norse Mythology, she became an Illegal Magician and that carried a death sentence there. Thus Prophet used his abilities to fly them to Japan in a jet airplane to seek asylum and thus she became a refugee and an enemy of Germany. Of course, she was an Illegal Magician in the eye of Japan too and they could also be harsh, but only if the Diva was hostile and there was no evidence of that. They were able reach the correct assumption that he was a Diva of Greek Mythology. Her remarkable talent at Telepathy allowed her to learn fluent Japanese in only 3 days. Thus she was classified as a Rank-A magician and was allowed to enroll as a first year at the National Knight Academy despite being only 14 years old.
Being a transfer student was unheard of and she attracted much interest. To keep people from worrying, most students were told that she was a distant relative of her teacher Liz Liza Westwood (they were both blonde) and born in Japan. Most students bought this story, despite the fact that Lotte didn't look in the least bit Asian. It was only believable because she could speak fluent Japanese. She was very popular with the girls in class immediately. But her eyes were drawn to Hayashizaki Kazuki, who had been using magic to mold his face into a funny anime character to amuse their classmate Hiakari Koyuki. As a big time otaku Lotte was very amused and went and asked him to do it again so he did. The teacher called the residents of the Witch's House to a special Student Council meeting, telling them the full truth about Lotte and her history. They were shocked by everything they were told, the teacher asked that they look after her and make her feel welcome. They were still worried about the Germans taking action. They had demanded her return but Japan had refused. It was a delicate situation and the Germans were unhappy. But the international community would never have been fine with them knowingly handing over an innocent girl for her execution.
They were quite impressed by the courage she had shown and the abilities she displayed. At Liz Liza's suggestion she made "Prophet" appear, who took on the appearance of a small boy. Leme turned up, evidently happy to meet a Diva even shorter than her. She immediately recognized he was in a similar state to her, having lost his powers and memories after suffering a terrible defeat in battle. Since he was fully materialized it could have been a situation like Loki and Kaya where he could have seized all control of her body. But they had carefully checked and found that he had not harmed Lotte's original personality at all. They discussed the impressive abilities of her Diva and where they thought he came from. She would stay at the Witch's House while they continued to investigate, just as the case was with Kazuki. Otonashi Kaguya, in particular, was eager to be friends with her. Liz Liza-sensei also asked Kazuki and Amasaki Miō to add her to their team. Her powers were already up to Level 3 and her powerful Telepathy would be a great asset.
Hoshikaze Hikaru was eager to find out about these powers and suggested a mock battle be held the next day. Lotte was delighted by the idea of working with Kazuki and was already quite affectionate with him. Miō told Lotte her behavior was not appropriate towards a young man she barely knew and Lotte was embarrassed. At Liz Liza-sensei's suggestion, Lotte vowed her support of Kazuki and thus became the first conquest target from outside the 72 Pillars. As they were the experts on the fugitive Loki, the elite Magika Stigma of Germany would be arriving shortly to help with the search. Kazuki and Miō prepared the food for a welcome party that night. Lotte, unused to eating with chopsticks struggled and Kazuki offered to feed her. The others were jealous and it ended up with several people feeding each other. He made sure to include Koyuki, even though she had been sitting by herself in the corner. While Kazuki was doing the dishes, Lotte ran into the kitchen stark naked, having been unable to figure out how to work the electric water heater in the bathroom. Like many magically advanced countries, Germany had abandoned modern technology and now relied on magic for everything, He figured she was used to being helped by attendants and averted his eyes, "Prophet" could have helped her but "for some reason" he refused to turn up when she was in the bath. In the end he showed her how to work it Leme and "Prophet" watched too, apparently fascinated. Suddenly Lotte removed his pants without asking and suggested that take a bath together. Though Leme thought it a great idea, Kazuki told her she was again acting inappropriately. He fled the bathroom leaving an embarrassed Lotte behind.
The next morning Lotte meets Kazuki's sister Hayashizaki Kanae. Another member of the Swordsmanship Division Hikita Kōhaku turned up. Lotte recognized that Kōhaku would be a good opponent with which to prove herself in the test match that day. Kōhaku was extremely fast but Lotte's casting speed was extraordinary because she shared her body with her Diva. In the end Hikaru had to stop the match and declare Lotte the winner before Kōhaku wound up getting seriously injured. It was officially disclosed that Lotte had a contract from outside the 72 Pillars. Their group agreed to a take on a Quest to clear monsters out of a Haunted Ground. As they approached the gate they saw several Knights standing around talking, one of them was dressed in a German uniform. It had been announced they would be in Japan for only a month, to provide information and assistance in the search for Loki. Naturally Lotte was nervous.
They found the beasts easy to handle with Lotte's help. Kazuki with his sword acted as their vanguard. It was hot so the girls took a dip in a small lake. They discovered an enshrined katana which had clearly turned into a Sacred Treasure. Two members of the Knight Order confiscated it. They cleared the rest of the Haunted Ground. Lotte was only recently out of her sickbed and was running low on stamina so Kazuki offered to carry her. Just as they were finishing up for the day they were confronted by the Knight from Germany Beatrix Baumgard, who had purposely waiting until they were low on magic power and stamina. Beatrix carried a Sacred Treasure in the form of a shield which blocked much of their magic. Kazuki rushed forward to attack with his sword, but unlike him she was experienced in fighting and casting magic at the same time. They were interrupted by the same two Knights who tried to help but proved useless. Suddenly a Demonic Beast seemed to be summoned out of nowhere. It distracted Beatrix long enough for them to use Blazing Wings to make their escape with Lotte.
Kazuki was encouraged to improve his relationship with Lotte while he had the chance. He found her drinking mink following a bath. She was doing anything she could to get bigger and stronger. Given her long illness she viewed herself as scrawny and weak. But he encouraged her with the fact that she was still very young and had plenty of room to grow yet. She had recognized (as it was rather obvious) that Beatrix had been after her and apologized for causing him trouble. But Kazuki insisted he didn't consider her a burden. He vowed he would protect her and he pointed out they had a chance to win as the Germans only had a limited window of opportunity in which to act. He then proceeded to ask her out on a date, not as a group with Miō but for just the two of them. Lotte was so happy her positivity jumped quite a bit in one go. Being a big time okaku she naturally wanted to visit Akihabara for their date.
Kazuki met Lotte in the usual place before his dates and they took the train to their destination. Though some of the shops they visited didn’t strike Kazuki as a proper place for a date. "Prophet" and even Leme were fascinated enough by the products for sale that they materialized to take a look. But Lotte complained that they were getting in the way of their date and they withdrew at once. They then went shopping. Lotte recalled the many years spent in her sickbed when she could only dream of an experience like this. Among the Knights posted in town they saw one in a German uniform. But Kazuki reassured a nervous Lotte that they couldn’t possibly be targeted in such a public place. They visited an arcade and played some games together. They also took some pictures to preserve the memory. Lotte made it clear how much she loved Kazuki despite their brief association and at that point Kazuki obtained the Key to her Heart. They visited a cosplay cafe based on the Divas of the 72 Pillars, though Kazuki saw little resemblance between the costumes and the real thing. Lotte dressed up in a cute puppy costume and they continued to have a good time. By the end the Positivity Level of their relationship had nearly doubled.
They took on a similar Quest to clear out a Haunted Ground. Kaya had cleared out the entire place. She had offered to help as temporary allies. Beatrix went after Kazuki first. Their tactics had changed this time and were more effective. She went after Lotte, her original target, but she had close-range defenses and with Miō's help she was able to get her to back down. When she went after Lotte again she was baffled when she used the same power as Kazuki. Kazuki made a potentially fatal error by not focusing on disrupting Beatrix’s chanting while protecting them. Kaya took a severe hit and had to withdraw from the fight. Lotte was willing to surrender to protect her friends at this point but instead, Kazuki kissed her, doing a full summon of her Diva, for the first time revealing his true identity as Prometheus, the Titan of Greek Mythology. By using Kazuki's power he is temporarily able to take on his original appearance and abilities. Kazuki is able to overpower and defeat Beatrix. As Lotte was thanking him, Miō demanded to know what exactly his power was.
As they waited for the Knight Order to come pick Beatrix up Kazuki told them how the power of bonds worked. He insisted to Lotte that he had not kissed her just for the sake of power. Instead of the Knight Order Kaguya and Torazō Yamada of the Swordsmanship Division turned up to arrest them. The Knight Order had declared that Kazuki was a dangerous Illegal Magician and both he and Lotte were to be arrested. Lotte was to be shipped back to Germany for execution. Kazuki would not surrender Lotte like that and had to fight back. Kaguya’s magic made other feel illusionary pain. Lotte, with her Telepathy was able to resist this magic to some degree. They were saved by the sudden arrival of Koyuki, but even her magic couldn't help them get away. Kōhaku turned up, armed with several Sacred Treasures which she was able to use to create cover for their escape. She offered to take them into the Swordsmanship Division and hide them. Koyuki exhausted so much power helping them that she passed out due to Magic Intoxication and had to be carried.
Volume 3 Edit
Kōhaku kept them confined for the next two days but apparently felt a little guilty about it. So she pretty much provided anything they asked for. Lotte talked about the date she went on with Kazuki to a maid cosplay café and Miō got jealous. They asked for maid costumes and animal ears and made a contest out of who is more talented at licking Kazuki’s face. Kazuki finds this embarrassing, especially when Koyuki finally wakes up and glares at him like a pervert. When she hears it was Miō’s idea she calls her a pervert, and she is mortified at the accusation. She is told they're “guests” of the Swordsmanship Division, who seem to be on the verge of a civil war against the Magic Division. Koyuki finds their goals foolish. They all thanked her for rescuing them. She was glad to know she at least had books to read. She is embarrassed to hear they have a maid outfit for her too and it’s the only change of clothes they have. Kazuki enters the bath first. While Miō was in the toilet, Lotte barged in on Kazuki in her Magic Dress and insisted on taking a bath with him. When Miō found out she barged in too and wound up getting fully naked. But Koyuki stopped her, wrapped a towel around her and handed Kazuki a towel so he could escape the embarrassing situation. Koyuki is worried something perverted might happen and makes Miō share a futon with Lotte alone, and the two girls have a tickle fight before bed.
In the morning Kazuki asked her to teach him Telepathy Magic. That power seemed to be their only chance to resist Kaguya’s magic. To learn fast all barriers between their minds had to be lowered, but Lotte didn’t hesitate. He is able to learn the trick in only an hour. Kōhaku came to visit. She told them they were allowed to wander freely on the Swordsmanship Division campus now. She told them that she had defeated Kanae and taken the position of Student Council President. The old Student Council was under arrest for assaulting them, and was confined in their rooms. Kazuki had been telling her that it was wrong to promote dissension between the schools when there are greater threats facing Japan. Kōhaku had always dismissed this argument before but now she was taking him seriously. He insisted the charges were false. There was some nefarious force at work behind the scenes in the Magic Division and it was a threat to all of them.
She decided to introduce them to her best friend Tsukahara Kazuha. They find out she is an Illegal Magician. She summoned her Diva Futsunushi no Kami, who was quite friendly and didn’t seem to be a threat to her sanity. Leme recognizes him as a Diva of the Japanese Mythology. Leme told him that Kazuki was her chosen King of the 72 Pillars. But there was a conspiracy at work to ruin him, by people selfishly clinging to their own power. The 72 Pillars had granted Japan power without putting restrictions on their free will and were reserving judgment of their worthiness based on how they used that power. If things continued like this, they would judge Japan unworthy of their support and leave, which would be an utter disaster for the nation.
The swordsmen were preparing for an attack by the Magic Division because he had detected a sinister magic power in the facility built beneath the Magic Division. But as it turned out he was the only Diva on campus who was detecting this dark magic and none of them knew about this facility before. If they could investigate and prove an Illegal Magician was responsible they would earn his trust. But the security measures meant no one without a Stigma could enter, and Kazuha was the only such person they had. Realizing this could tie into the conspiracy they recognized, they agreed to take on the job. But Kazuha insisted Kazuki must prove his skills in a duel with her first. They reserve a gym for the duel with Koyuki acting as referee. Her magic is very impressive. But once he closes in she is totally outclassed in swordsmanship. The facility entrance was near the Witch’s House, but as morning classes were underway they didn’t expect to meet anybody. But they were stunned to run into Hikaru, who had overslept. At first she tries to capturing them as was her duty. But it’s evident she feels torn. He tells her there is a sinister plot at work and asks her as a favor to give them the chance to collect evidence of it. She agrees to forget she ever saw them and departs. Kazuha shatters the barrier concealing the entrance to the facility.
As they descend the place seemed to be a controlled Haunted Ground. They worried about Demonic Beasts and traps. Suddenly, a trap door begins to open at their feet. Kazuki, Miō and Lotte easily use their magic to leap to safety. At that moment Kazuki realizes that Koyuki’s magic isn’t working and she was in serious danger. He leaps back and clutches her body, using his own Defensive Magic to protect her from the fall that would otherwise have killed her. Miō was tempted to destroy the floor to reach them but Lotte is able to calm her down. Miō’s fire magic isn’t well suited to the poorly ventilated underground lab, but with excellent teamwork they continue to explore. They break into what seems to be a control room with several monitors and a heavily secured computer. Despite never having touched one before, Prometheus is able to bypass all the security measures and hack in. He is unable to locate the others or a map. But he finds the research files and copies them to a disc as evidence. He also turns on the security monitor allowing them to see and hear their friends.
They are confronted by the Headmaster Otonashi Tsukikurō, who confirms this was a government facility devoted to artificially boosting magic power. They sought an advantage over the other countries that rejected science. The Elven mutation was a side-effect of a classified project where newborns were subjected to experimental brain surgery to boost their magic power. In the end the mortality rate was high and the results weren’t spectacular so the project was abandoned. They also realized that Divas were obliged to obey their contractor, but could always choose not to grant powers to the next generation. They sought to bypass this through Stigma Transplant Operations, essentially enslaving the 72 Pillars to humanity. But the brain damage was too severe and the government abandoned the project and turned the facility into a school. The Headmaster had begun his own project, to create weapons whose souls had already been crushed and would use Summing Magic obediently and without free will. All this army needed was a King, and he insisted his daughter Kaguya was the only one “worthy” of that title. He explained how he had brainwashed her from birth to instill an obsession with being “the strongest”. When he gave her orders she turned off her emotions and became totally obedient t his will. The final thing he needed was Kazuki’s King’s Authority to make his dream a reality. They're a horrified and angered after this speech. The man refused to see his own insanity and couldn’t understand why they opposed him.
At this point Kazuki realized something the man himself had not. The Headmaster had become an Illegal Magician without even realizing it. At first he denied it, but his mind and emotions had clearly been eroded. There was also the simple fact that the door wouldn’t permit entry to anyone without a Stigma. Realizing he had ceased to care about himself long ago, he finally admitted the truth and surrendered what little free will he had to the Diva. The Diva revealed his identity as the Faceless God Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos of the Cthulhu Mythos. He admitted the Headmaster had been a useful pawn because he refused to see his own insanity until that last moment. He had also unwittingly molded his own daughter into an ideal new vessel for him. The last thing he needed was Kazuki’s King’s Authority and the 72 Pillars would become his slaves and he would use them to destroy the other Mythologies. He showed them the 12 living weapons, the Quad-Core Magicians that had been produced. He would test their power by destroying the rebellious Swordsmanship Division. As well as eliminating all the witnesses who discovered this place.
Miō and Lotte were fighting a Quad-Core Magician and were struggling to defend four types of magic. As Kazuki and Koyuki approach from behind, they are able to catch the enemy in a pincer attack. Kazuki acted as vanguard for the two, who were battered and exhausted. The opponent was defenseless at close-range, but he couldn’t disrupt her casting. Miō was given the time to chant high-level magic and defeated the opponent by casting Israel Judgment. They had a moment of silence for the girl who lost her life then headed for the surface.
When Kazuki and his group reach the surface the attack was already underway. They are outraged that the Magic Division is taking shelter and not helping at all, but Kazuki figures they were ordered to do so by the Headmaster. Kazuki’s party arrives on the battlefield to assist Kōhaku and Kanae. At Kazuki’s order they quickly organize themselves for battle. Vice-President Hikaru jumped in to help. Kazuha also assists them. Given the crisis, she no longer cared if she was exposed as an Illegal Magician. He told them these things had their minds crushed already and there was no point in showing mercy. By making use of excellent teamwork they are soon able to defeat the 10 Quad Core Magicians. Just as Kazuki’s group was done with the battle the German Knights arrived to attack them. Kazuki figured the Headmaster planned to kill all the witnesses and find a way to blame the attack on him. Beatrix introduced her friends Damian and Eleonora Abendroth. Kaguya would be supporting them from the rear but was clearly conflicted. Nyarlathotep (disguised as the Headmaster) casts Sanity Down to suppress her emotions, though nobody but Kazuki seemed to notice this. Kazuki asks his friends to take on the German Knights and offers them strategic advice. He also lends his Sacred Treasure to Kanae, who will be facing Beatrix. He charges after Kaguya in order to free her from control and finds a way to elude Beatrix who tries to intercept him.
Eleonora discovered her opponent Koyuki also uses water-based attacks. Though she has the advantage in terms of power and experience, Kazuha provides backup and is able to protect her teammate. Eleonora’s defense is gradually worn down. Lotte is flying above them using Deep Striker. She suddenly charges in from above and shatters her defenses, rendering Eleonora unable to fight any longer. Once the others saw Kazuki hugging Kaguya after freeing her from mind control, the Germans realized they couldn’t rely on her support anymore. Besides that they were growing suspicious of the Headmaster’s motives. They had gained new respect for their opponents and in this situation elected to retreat.
Several of them thought the battle was over at that point. But Kazuki confronted Nyarlathotep in his disguise as the Headmaster. He called out all the obvious flaws with his Quad-Core Magicians, which were easily defeated by them. He was no longer hiding the fact he was an Illegal Magician. Kaguya was stunned to learn the truth. So was Board Chairman Amasaki who popped up nearby. He realized the Headmaster must have been the one who created those strange magicians and no doubt sacrificed innocent lives to do it. Nyarlathotep then stabbed him though the chest, having decided to kill all the witnesses. Miō ran over to help her step-father and she is gradually able to heal him. Nyarlathotep reveals his true form, but seems weak in terms of magic power. He uses Psycho Noise to disrupt the chanting of the mages, including Miō’s healing magic. But Kaguya finds the resolve to fight of her own volition for the first time.
Asmodeus congratulates her by giving her a special powerful spell she uses to destroy the enemy in a single hit. Though she had resolved herself to kill her father in the process he somehow survived. As they celebrate, Koyuki sees several girls getting close to Kazuki. Her dark feelings of self-doubt return and Nyarlathotep exploits those emotions and begins consuming her body for his own. Her friends are shocked and unsure of what to do. But Kazuha keeps a cool head and produces a special Sacred Treasure which she gives to Kazuki. With it he is able to drive the evil Diva out of Koyuki’s body. Nyarlathotep has stolen her magic but is barely holding himself together. He is determined to at least kill Kazuki before he vanishes. Kaguya takes the initial attack and reflects the pain before collapsing in Magic Intoxication. Kazuki reassures Koyuki before kissing her. Nyarlathotep attempts to use the same Level 10 magic at the same time but as Vepar says. That fake stolen power was no match for the real thing. Kazuki then destroys all traces of the monster with his sword.
The evidence Prometheus had collected was turned in and proved the Headmaster had based the weapons on years of secret immoral government research related to magic. Board Chairman Amasaki became the new Headmaster and fully supported Kazuki now. The scandal was used to leverage the government to force corrupt officials out and to advance key reforms. These changes included fair treatment of Illegal Magicians who weren’t hostile and the legalization of Sacred Treasures. It was also declared the two schools would be led under one banner now and be treated as equal.
Volume 4 Edit
Kazuki is enjoying his breakfast with the residents of the Witch’s House. Miō keeps asking him questions about his preferences about her clothes and hairstyle. He gives non-committal answers. Hikaru insisted that girlish clothes would look bad on her because she sees herself as a man. Kazuki fiercely disagrees with her about that. Miō drags Kazuki away from their meal so they can talk in private.
In class, the format for the Chief Student Council President election was laid out. Each candidate would form a four-person team with two people from each division. They would compete in a tournament meant to display both their fighting skills and their leadership qualities. After that an election would be held with all students having an equal vote. During lunch the residents were called back to the house along with their friends from the Sword Division, all the people seen as likely candidates. Though most of them had been nominated only three of them were actually running. Kōhaku was already planning to resign as President and was unable to convince Kanae to take the job again. Kazuki’s team had Miō, Kōhaku and Kazuha, who wanted to work with her best friend. Kaguya’s team had Koyuki, Kanae and Torazō. Lotte volunteered to join Hikaru’s team. She agreed because their skills and fighting styles were very similar. Former Sword Division Vice–President Kamiizumi Iori also joined them. They were a swordsman short and she later added Kimura Tomomi to her team.
They gathered for the meeting to officially join the tournament. The next group to appear was a pair of twin girls Ryūtaki Miyabi and Ryūtaki Shinobu. They were quite powerful but anti-social and only worked with each other. The twins were identical except Miyabi was an Elf. She thanked Kazuki for disposing of the former Headmaster, who apparently had been trying to capture her as a test subject. She made her romantic interest in Kazuki obvious. They had been recruited by twin boys from the Sword Division Takasugi Shūsui and Takasugi Harunari. They were radicals who advocated that Magika Stigma should be deprived of civil rights and locked away and brainwashed to prevent them from endangering the public. Another team was led by the delinquent Mibu Akira paired with her best friend Asamiya Anna. These girls were forced to attend the Academy against their will because they received an Enigma. In protest they refused to participate in things like Quests or duels so it was impossible to gauge their strength.
As Kazuki feared, as Liz Liza-sensei laid out the rules certain things were banned. Magicians were prohibited from carrying weapons, swordsmen could only use standard magic and Sacred Treasures were banned. In other words everyone on Kazuki’s team but Miō would be fighting with a handicap. A lottery was held for setting the bracket. The teams began to train but with 16 of them, and with them wanting to maintain secrecy, it was hard to find space. Kazuki gets home late to find his room empty but Koyuki and Lotte come to visit dressed in cute outfits. It had been Koyuki’s idea to dress up. Koyuki admitted reluctantly that she had been lonely because he had spent so much time alone with Hikaru recently. He spends a while kissing the two girls. They then slept on either side of him as he fought to keep his self-control.
Kazuki’s team fought in the first match. His tactics concentrated on covering for each other and relying on teamwork. This went exactly as planned. With encouragement, Kazuha finds her confidence and defeats her opponent without help, stunning the audience. In the second match Kaguya’s team dominates the other side, employing the exact strategy Kazuki predicted. In the third match the twin brothers covered the twin sisters until Lunatic Labyrinth drew them all into a mental world where the other side lost quickly. Kazuki had prepared enough lunch for their whole group to eat together. Kōhaku hadn’t predicted that and had also prepared a feast so there was plenty of food. Even Miyabi snuck into their group and snuck some food. Before being dragged off by her sister she encouraged Kazuki to beat Kaguya and face them in the semi-finals. In the fifth match Hikaru’s team used excellent teamwork and skill to defeat Karino Mika's easily. The fact that Hikaru and Lotte were strong at close-range gave them the edge. In the sixth match, Mibu’s team stunned everyone when their swordsmen Katsura Karin and Hayashi Shizuka didn’t even participate. The spell casters were trained enough in Chinese Kenpo to counter the enemy swordsmen and were able to dodge incoming magic. It became a decisive victory for them.
The second round began with Kazuki’s match against Kaguya. In a direct confrontation they could never win, but he had seen through the weaknesses of their opponents. Again using teamwork and the tactics Kazuki devised they are able whittle down the other side and they finally gang up on Kaguya and win. The twin sisters won the second match exactly as they had before. Hikaru faced Mibu’s team next. The swordsmen on that team had hidden their true power before. While Hikaru and Lotte weren’t disadvantaged in magic, their opponents kept mysteriously getting back up every time they were beaten. It was clear they were cheating somehow but the Board Chairman refused to declare the match forfeit without proof. Hikaru received a savage beating from Hayashi who was able to pierce Defensive Magic and injure her gravely while laughing about it. Kazuki called for the match to end, while everyone else was slow to react. Realizing Hayashi intended to murder Hikaru, Mibu just barely managed to end the fight with her magic first. Hikaru tried to downplay her injures after the match, but she had been seriously injured. The residents and Liz Liza-sensei ignored the final match to check on her but it seemed she would recover with rest. The others left her room but she asked Kazuki to stay and chat.
The day of the semi-finals arrived. Kazuki confronted the twin brothers with dangerous ideals in the first match. They were unable to prevent the casting of Lunatic Labyrinth and they were all drawn into a mental world. Lunatic Labyrinth ended, the brothers were out already and the sisters were dropping Burning Icicle on the party from the sky. Miō was tried to defend them but her magic wasn’t very effective. Kazuki cast Storm Fort to remove the threat. The sisters cast their Union Magic but Kazuki cleaved the incoming attack in two. The audience cheered and Miyabi was stunned and impressed. She landed and immediately surrendered over her sister’s objections; they had no way to win any longer.
Her sister and the twin brothers question why she surrendered like that but she didn’t give any clear answers. But Kazuki had seen through her true motives. She admitted she was testing him and his worthiness as a leader. Miyabi suddenly kissed Kazuki on the cheek, shocking everybody, most of all her sister. Miyabi clearly confessed her love over her sister’s objections. It was revealed that her sister refused to recognize her as an Elf. Her mind wouldn’t accept reality and she wouldn’t spend time with anyone but Miyabi. But this fact also saved Miyabi from the loneliness other Elves experienced. She suggested that Kazuki should conquer them both. Leme accused Gremory of leaking information on his power. This had been another test of his worthiness he had passed, and Leme was also impressed with his performance. But the real battle was against the team he would face in the finals. As expected the most dangerous team won the second match and progressed to the finals. When Kazuki got home all the residents of the house were wearing maid outfits, having prepared a party to celebrate him getting into the finals. They insisted on doing all the housework until the finals. Hikaru and Lotte encouraged him to take revenge for them in the final match as they sat down to eat.
Volume 5 Edit
Before the finals a series of exhibition matches were held. This allowed the eliminated teams to display their talents again. It wound up being Kaguya and Hikaru in a battle for third place. The only other people who had been impressive were the twin sisters. Miyabi and her sister sat with Kazuki’s group. Kazuki was asked who he was rooting for. He wisely sidestepped the issue by cheering for his sister. Koyuki impressed everyone by defending Hikaru’s long-range magic. In the end it became a close-range brawl for everyone. While Hikaru and Lotte had an advantage in that scenario, Kanae was particularly critical in stopping Lotte and in the end only the leaders were left. Those two had fought many times and as always it ended with Hikaru’s loss. Hikaru and Lotte demanded special attention from Kazuki at lunch. Kaguya’s team joined them and Kazuki noted he was especially impressed by Kanae. They all had fun playing around together. Kazuki wasn’t allowed to make the lunch today and the girls were feeding him the dishes they prepared. When he gave Koyuki special attention and affection the other girls demanded it too.
Before the final match Kazuki spoke to them all about the plot behind the scenes. How the new Board Chairman had arranged this tournament. He also seemed to be in cahoots with that delinquent team to seize control of the Academy by installing a puppet. The group backing him advocated for the civil rights of Magika Stigma to be revoked. He also told them of the assassination attempts on him and that the swordsmen on the opposing team were contracted with Divas from China. Over the past few weeks Hayashi had brainwashed a number of students. Some of the candidates only signed up due to this brainwashing. He also told them how China was pulling the strings behind this whole plot to weaken Japan. The group was shocked by this. Kazuki also confirmed that it was Divine Protection by Hayashi’s Diva that allowed Mibu and company to continually regenerate magic. The Germans had told him that Hayashi was a well known operative and that those with her blessing could regenerate 70 times. They couldn’t win unless they could beat Hayashi first or cut off that blessing. Kazuha had a Summoning Magic that could do it, but it would violate the rules to use it. Kazuki planned to take on the dangerous two by himself. If he succeeded in backing them into a corner they might abandon pretense and use Summoning Magic in a last ditch attempt to assassinate the King. If that happened he encouraged Kazuha to use her magic. It was possible that Hayashi had brainwashed her entire team and if so Kazuha should be able to free them.
Liz Liza-sensei acted as referee. As was the plan Kazuki took grave risks to take on Hayashi and Karin alone. His team displayed excellent teamwork holding the magic users back. He was able to utilize numerous types of magic at once, shocking the audience and frightening Hayashi. She forced Karin to act as her meat shield, who suffered terrible pain as a result. Kazuki managed to attack Hayashi directly and forced them to use their Summoning Magic. Despite the danger the Board Chairman still refused to stop the match, having a logical argument prepared. Kazuha generated a weapon she was able to use to cut off the Divine Protection from the magic users. Though Kōhaku was forced to withdraw due to the damage she took while protecting her. But due to an attack by Mibu, who had never been brainwashed, her weapon was lost before Kazuki could use it to free Karin. Hayashi forced her sister to use a dangerous wide-area attack despite the risk to innocent people. Miō managed to rescue the enemy magicians and Kazuki did the same for Kazuha. In that desperate situation he had only one choice. He apologized to Kazuha before kissing her. Doing a full summoning of her Diva allowed him to disperse all the dangerous magic, free Karin from control and force Hayashi to escape while vowing revenge.
Karin was taken to the infirmary where Kazuki’s group gathered. The Headmaster said a seal would be placed on her Stigma to limit her magic. He planned to send her to prison for life without trial. But both Kazuki and Karin’s teammates objected. They believed she was forced to take those actions due to the influence of her cruel sister, who she desperately wanted the approval of. The Headmaster regarded those two delinquents as criminals too. But they just wanted to get stronger and help the pitiful Karin. They had no idea China was behind it all. They were only called delinquents because they resented having to abandon their goals in life to enroll in this Academy. Those girls believed strongly that if a kindly person reached out to Karin she could be redeemed. Several others, including the Headmaster's step-daughter Miō, also agreed they should give her a chance before condemning her. In the end Kazuki insisted he would take responsibility and monitor Karin. As her target this was the only way to verify she had reformed. He was confident she was no threat to him and he could put himself in a state of heightened awareness so he couldn’t fall victim in his sleep. Relenting to the King, the Headmaster told him to stay by her side full time and would give them a week before sending her to prison.
Kazuki borrowed an anime from Lotte to watch and Karin hadn’t seen anything like it and dismissed the value. But she became hooked and asked questions about the love story. They have a brief debate over it until Lotte barges in to discuss it, being a major otaku. She kept them up late discussing it and they all fell asleep together. A tired Lotte had to go to school the next day. Kazuki had spent the week in isolation with the captured spy Karin. In the end his kindness won her over and she became his ally. He returned to class just in time for the formal vote. Those radical twin brothers had put on an elaborate election campaign in his absence. Kazuki had left his own campaign to his teammates Miō and Kōhaku. The students were called to a meeting where the results would be announced. The sixteen candidates were up on stage with the Headmaster and Board Chairman waiting for the official tally. Kazuki worried about funny business with the vote count. But in the end Kazuki was elected by a wide margin and gave a speech focusing on unity between the two divisions.
Karin had now become a hardcore NEET. Kazuki insisted she must start attending school again, this time in the Magic Division where he could monitor her. Karin was given her own room. Kazuki paid a visit to the Student Council room. His friends all joined them. It was agreed that Kazuki would be based here, as the Sword Division buildings were still being rebuilt. An election had been held and Kanae became President again with Kōhaku as Vice-President. He was confident with Kaguya and Kanae supporting him. They made suggestions on ways to increase interaction between the schools, and he was most interested in the creation of a school newspaper.
Yumeno Shiori won the post of newspaper chairman. Miō noted she was the top of the Rank-B students and frankly at Rank-A level. They spent the day beginning to set up the newspaper office in the Witch’s House. Kazuki ran into Lotte and Karin dressed in sexy cosplay outfits. They played around acting out scenes from a favorite anime until they were interrupted by Koyuki. A few days later they were ready to publish the first newspaper issue. Shiori had overworked herself and was exhausted. Kazuki focused on introducing himself and the other Student Council members. He also outlined his policy plans and welcomed suggestions and comments. He also included information on how each school operated. When he contacted the Headmaster for final approval he was told that the Board Chairman and his entire family had vanished without a trace. That night news reports stated there had been a massive coordinated strike on all Knight Order posts in western Japan by a mysterious force including mysterious Illegal Magicians. All of western Japan had now been conquered by this unknown army and was now under a complete communications blackout.
The former Board Chairman appeared on TV announcing that western Japan was declaring independence and calling itself Yamato. All the politicians with secret ties to China appeared to be involved in this plot and had made an alliance with Loki. They were claiming legitimacy under the banner of the Japanese Mythology rather than the 72 Pillars, which people weren’t necessarily opposed to. By doing so they could maintain the facade that Yamato wasn’t just a puppet state of China. The Japanese Divas appeared to have fallen into a Wild God state after being ignored for so long. Their contractors had apparently all joined this movement too. Kazuha had avoided this fate by building her Diva a shrine and caring for him. A border wall was being constructed.
The Student Council met with two third years Kodzuki Kanon and Yagumo Akane who were already serving in the Knight Order. They were the Student Council members from last year. The students were called into a meeting. To respond to an urgent request for reinforcement at the border, Kazuki would be leading an elite force of students from both schools to reinforce them. Kazuki told them this was entirely voluntary but urged those with the courage to fight to volunteer. They wound up with a force of about 150 people. The school had become the headquarters for the war effort. 10 more third years who escaped enemy territory gathered there. They were suddenly joined by the German Knights Beatrix, Damian and Eleonora too. They offered to cooperate as allies. Kazuki vouched for their strength. The Germans and the Student Council members were put in charge of squads under Kazuki’s command. They would meet up with the 200 Knights who escaped the west. But Kazuki insisted the seniors must rest first and prepared a meal.
They passed quite a few people on the road who seemed to be refugees. Lotte told him that she detected hostile intent from then. The buses were suddenly fired on and destroyed. The students were slow to react due to shock but finally came to their senses. It was a perfectly executed ambush. Kazuki too was slow to react when he realized that Hayashi had brainwashed those ten third years and ordered them to target the leaders Kanon and himself. He only survived because Beatrix shielded him and fell deep into Magic Intoxication. Kazuha freed those girls and they enemy fled as the Knight Order arrived. They took several enemy prisoners including Akira (Earth Snake). Kazuki asked to question a prisoner to confirm a theory. Akane took him to the cell where Earth Snake was held. He collected Lotte along the way. There he ran into Kondō Hajime who was delighted to see him again. He thanked him for the gift of that Sacred Treasure which really helped him. He asked Lotte to check to see if Earth Snake was still hosting Midgarsormr. Normally a Diva wouldn’t give up a flesh body so easily but that was just what had happened.
Kazuki and his close friends raided their classmates’ rooms and confiscated their cell phones. Given what happened that day, Kazuki suspected an information leak. There might even be a spy among the students. He told them they were conducting a surprise raid on the enemy. They were able to slip away because his friend was on guard duty and owed him a favor. Once they had escaped he explained his plan in more detail. He divided the students into squads based on their specialty. His friends’ unique skills allowed them to conceal their approach and take out the guards. They surrounded the enemy garrison and were able to destroy the building despite being detected and fired upon. With perfect coordination between the squadrons they attacked them from different angles and they fell into confusion. Kazuki made sure to capture Hayashi alive, though she later committed suicide in her cell. Kaya appeared on the back of a dragon and ordered the troops to retreat. She offered her praise to Kazuki for this bold action. Behind her, Maya was clearly terrified of heights. They returned to camp with captured prisoners and freed allies.
Upon questioning a Japanese Diva who had calmed down they were told all the shrines in western Japan had been destroyed. Those people said they were working for the government, to show their devotion to the 72 Pillars. But the 72 Pillars didn’t demand such things and it was easy to guess the deception. The Yamato guys had fooled them with that simple trick, to drive them into a Wild God state. They used that to turn them against Japan and the 72 Pillars and get them to support a new state based on Japanese Mythology. If they could calm them out of their Wild God state and explain the truth Yamato would fall apart.
Volume 6 Edit
Their group was headed to the beach in cars driven by Akane, Kanon and Lotte. From there Kazuki and Kazuha would slip away on a boat to infiltrate Ise Grand Shrine by sea. Some girls were unhappy that only the two of them were going, but since this was an infiltration mission, having a small group was essential. The plan was to calm the rage of the Chief God there, which was the fastest way to calm all the Japanese Divas down. After all, the Diva they had already calmed out of her Wild God state had been easy to convince of the truth. If they succeeded Yamato’s base of support and facade of legitimacy would crumble. In order to hide their purpose from the spy, it was said the group was allowed to take a brief vacation. They were given two beacons they were expected to light up after the mission to indicate success or failure.
The Knight Order had arranged to rent a beachfront property, complete with changing rooms. Kazuki, as the only guy present, was the fastest to change. As the girls gradually arrived he planned to offer them honest praise on their swimsuits. Lotte announced she would be teaching Kazuki how to operate the boat while girls played on the beach.
Kazuki and Lotte went out on the boat, which was small due to the need to avoid detection. It was equipped with GPS and a silent motor but was designed to appear nondescript to avoid drawing attention. The Ryūtaki sisters wandered off alone. As Kazuki learned the basic operation of the boat he and Lotte had a little bit of perverted fun. They were interrupted by Prometheus, who reminded them Kazuha still needed to learn as well. They both thought it suspicious that there were no signs of the enemy increasing security at the shine. Either they were inept and hadn’t anticipated their plan, or the two of them would be walking into an ambush. At least he had magic they could use to escape. He was also worried about Beatrix and wanted to be there when she awoke. He wondered if Yamagata Koyata and Futsunushi no Kami were testing him with this mission. After he got back Kazuha took her turn learning to operate the boat. Kazuki and Kazuha changed into casual clothes that wouldn’t look out of place in Yamato and they boarded the rather cramped boat. They weren’t carrying swords, to seem less suspicious. Their friends waved goodbye as they set sail.
Kazuki unlocked a new skill and was able to contact Miō with Telepathy. He let them know the mission was a success. He said many enemy magic users will have fled and urged them to attack new. Akane and Kanon arrived at the front lines for what should have been a surprise assault. But thanks to the spy Yamato knew their movements and were amassing their forces to protect the targeted garrison. Though this strike was no longer a surprise Kazuki said that large numbers of the Yamato magic users would have already left the battlefield. He also believed that the professional training and experience of the Knight Order would give them an edge. Akane selected the tactic for the battle. The students from the Knight Academy were among the rear guard. The other side didn’t seem to be lacking in numbers but Akane had faith in Kazuki. Indeed when they called Yamato’s bluff most of the rear guard turned out to be fakes without the ability to use Summoning Magic.
Lotte flew above the battle using Deep Striker. While dodging incoming magic she kept in constant contact with Akane letting her know about the situation. Thus they could redeploy their forces quickly when needed. The discipline and training of their swordsmen was definitely superior to their opponents. They were able to break through the enemy lines. When the front line got into trouble students led by Hikaru jumped in to help. Lotte was playing a vital role here, but it took persuasion by Kazuki and Akane before the Knight Order would allow her to help, due to her being an Illegal Magician. Japan’s success in this battle so far could be said to be a combination of Kazuki’s creative style and Akane’s knowledge of traditional tactics.
Thanks largely to Akane’s leadership, it was looking like a great victory for Japan. She was suddenly contacted by Lotte who detected powerful enemy magicians approaching at high speed. The Yamato government had made an alliance with China and a group of their magicians had turned up at the last minute to help Yamato. As the enemy charged on horseback their efforts to take them out with long-range attacks were ineffective. Akane tried to organize the shocked troops, stunned China was brazenly getting involved here. The enemy pushed through their lines easily, their tactics were meaningless. They approached the headquarters where Kanon and Akane were. They decided to end the battle by killing the leaders, Akane was immobile from shock.
Kazuki arrived on the battlefield carrying Kazuha and Kamimura Itsuki. They would be unable to reach their friends in time so at Kazuha’s suggestion they were thrown. They weren’t able to hurt the enemies but succeeded in distracting them. Kazuki also launched a high-speed attack and failed to affect anything. Kanon used a spell that removed the Sacred Treasures held by the enemies. The allowed them to fight back to some degree. But the Japanese Knights were still in disarray and helpless. It seemed things would get worse when Lotte detected more strange magicians approaching. But these figures on horseback had come to help Japan. Their leader used a Sacred Treasure that disrupted all the magic in the area. The enemies were left vulnerable by this and fled along with the Yamato troops. The Knights were ordered not to pursue. The strangers offered to join their ranks. It turned out they belonged to an alliance of Asian countries opposed to the aggressive expansion of China.
Kazuki attended a meeting that also served as a mission debriefing. The leaders of Ryōzanpaku were hoping to form an alliance with a Magically Advanced Country. Japan had always remained neutral in these conflicts. Soon the international community would step in and force a cease fire. They would then investigate and issue a judgment of which government was the legitimate ruling body of Japan. If there was a divided opinion on this, things might not be settled until the battle between Kazuki and Ikōsai Aisu ends and Japan had am official King. They were interrupted by the German Knights, including the newly recovered Beatrix. They announced they would be suspending their agreement with the government of Japan until this matter was settled.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Lotte shares her body with Prometheus, and as such she has a very fast chanting time. All of Prometheus' powers are technology based weapons. Prometheus can bestow Lotte the ability to use anything created by humanity masterfully including computers, airplanes, and anything else electronic.
10 Inherent Powers: Edit
Level 1: Mitrailleuse: Creates a gatling gun that rapidly fires bullets. It can be sustained as long as it has ammo.
Level 2: Seusenhofer: It covers the users' upper body in jet black metal armor that can defend against physical attacks.
Level 3: Collider Field: Creates a metal gauntlet on the users' hand that can discharge an electromagnetic field to cause electrical burns and paralysis. The gauntlet can be sustained as long as it has energy.
Level 4: Blitzkrieg: It creates an electric lance that is approximately 3m long, it can also transform into a naginata.
Level 5: Deep Striker: Creates a jetpack on the back of the user that can reach very high speeds. It excels at linear acceleration. It also has a visor with an enemy detection unit that displays magic power.
Level 6: Custom Liberion: Angular shaped armor with flexible thrusters that are attached to the user's four limbs. Compared to Deep Striker, Custom Liberion excels at three-dimensional maneuverability. The user can freely accelerate, brake and change directions. Also, the armor has gatling guns installed in the arms and blades that are attached to the legs.
Level 7: ?
Level 8: Gustav Dora: Summons a gigantic gun battery (cannon) that protrudes out from the user's chest, with the length of few dozen meters and a thickness diameter close to one meter, and a propulsion system on their back to withstand the recoil of the fired projectiles. It can shoot highly explosive projectiles that are almost the same size as a human and weigh a few tons. It can be fired multiple times and can be sustained as long as it has ammo.
Level 9: ?
Level 10: Olympia Forger: It creates a weapon that is comprised of one soul. Because of that it fits perfectly in the hands and can display enormous amounts of power.
Harem King Powers: Edit
Any Harem member with a Positivity Level of 150 or better gains the ability to communicate Telepathically with the Harem King.
- Charlotte is an otaku.
- She is the former Princess of The Dukedom of Seinmundo.
- She was the first Magika Stigma from outside the 72 Pillars to become a conquest target.
- Kazuki obtained the Key to her Heart in Volume 2, Chapter 4
- She and Kazuki had their first kiss in Volume 2, Chapter 5
- She was the first of the Harem to give Kazuki a kiss
- She lost her virginity to Kazuki in Volume 13, Chapter 2 (along with most of the Harem).