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Magian Company is the 1st volume of the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Light Novel Sequel.

Synopsis

For Tatsuya, who has shown his overwhelming abilities, the curtain has lowered on his turbulent high school life. The next secret plan is――


The curtain has lowered on Shiba Tatsuya's turbulent high school life, during which he has defeated countless formidable enemies. He has now set in motion the realization of his new ambitions.

The General Incorporated Association "Magian Company."

The purpose of the organization to which Tatsuya was appointed the managing director of, is to implement protections to guarantee the human rights of magicians whom possess a magical aptitude, yet are not able to reach a practical level. While being a college student, Tatsuya has steadily moved towards securing a new era where magicians can live as ordinary humans rather than as living weapons.

For Tatsuya, who's influence has surpassed that of other Strategic-Class Magicians, the direction in which he has chosen to go has naturally attracted the attention of others from around the world. An assassin from the magician association "FEHR" in the USNA, is sent to investigate the direction Tatsuya has chosen to go...

The curtain opens on the new legend of Shiba Tatsuya――

Chapter 1

Spoiler

April 24th, 2100. 10:20 A.M.

Tatsuya arrived onboard the British Royal Navy's aircraft carrier, "Duke of Edinburgh" in the Indian Ocean. He had been flown to it aboard a supersonic aircraft that reached this location in under 2 hours from Japan. Onboard the ship are Asha Chandrasekhar, Aila Krishna Shastri and William McCloud. This was chosen as the location for the signing of the charter for the Magian Society.

McCloud as the witness, Chandrasekhar as the Representative and Tatsuya as the Deputy Representative of the organization, sign the charter.

Even though the International Magic Association (IMA) already exists, for magicians who's skills are on a practical level or could hold a significance for the military, are all that matter to the organization. The reason the IMA is such a powerful organization, is because of the fact that's its original purpose was to have magicians defend against nuclear weapons. Though they would deny this, Chandrasekhar and Tatsuya know that the premise of the organization is based upon the use of magic for military use.

Based off this, the purpose of the Magian Society is to protect the human rights of magicians regardless of their magical potential. Instead of trying to change the IMA as they are now, the thought behind creating the Magian Society was to allow for magicians to discreetly use their magic for self-defense instead of having to do so forced upon them by the state.

The Magian Society is headquartered in Galle, Sri Lanka. Prior to this, the Indo-Persian Federation (IPU), relinquished sovereignty over Sri Lanka. The United Kingdom (UK) supported this move for independence. It's independence was done on the premise of the establishment of the Magian Society's creation. It was chosen in part because of the fact that Tatsuya, whom has military power that surpasses that of other nations, possesses the ability to reach the island.

McCloud nor the Japanese government have any power over the Magian Society. He isn't a member, though the reason he is present is in representation of the UK government, which has taken the position to support the human rights of magicians in comparison to the countries on mainland Europe. The other reason the UK is supporting the Magian Society, is because of the vehement rejection of the IMA when it comes to the political position of the UK on matters magicians. At the same time the government affairs of Sri Lanka are separate from the organization.

The signing ceremony coincided on the day of Tatsuya's 21st birthday. The ceremony ended at 2 P.M. and afterwards, Tatsuya and the others had a luncheon meanwhile answering questions of others, and it wasn't until 5:30 P.M. that he get back aboard his supersonic aircraft that then took off for Japan.

Yotsuya Tetsu, now called Aitani Tetsu, is a former pilot for the National Defense Air Force, whom retired due in part to how horribly the military mishandled the Miyaki Island and New Soviet Union (NSU) invasions. He is from the Hundred Families, the Yotsuya Family, and changed his name when he went to work for Tatsuya three years back so as to cut off his relations to his family. He is the pilot of the aircraft instead of Hanabishi Hyougo, because of the fact that Hyougo doesn't have the qualifications to fly such an aircraft.

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Over the past three years the development of Miyaki Island has progressed rapidly and the scenery has changed dramatically. It is still owned by the Yotsuba Family but the infrastructure development due to outside influences has increased as well.

Miyuki and Lina are waiting for Tatsuya as he arrived home. Lina is still on loan to the Yotsuba family and has been guarding Miyuki as well. Lina was adopted by Aoba, but she still goes by Angelina Kudou Shields. They discuss Tatsuya’s trip and speculate about the UK’s position considering the EU’s stance towards magicians.

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Tatsuya is called to the dining room, where Miyuki has arranged a birthday gathering for Tatsuya. Shizuku wanted to hold the party for Tatsuya but with the upcoming opening of the “Magian Company” he had to refuse. Miyuki has finally gotten over calling Tatsuya “Onii-sama” and is now comfortable calling him “Tatsuya-sama”. Tatsuya is turning 21 years old today, so Lina and Miyuki prepared some champagne and cake for him. They discuss the meaning of “Magian” as well as the location of the Magian Society. Lina ends up getting too drunk. (Illustration)

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April 25th. Tatsuya, Miyuki and Lina head to a prestigious hotel in Tokyo. A ceremony is being held to celebrate the growth of the Stellar Furnace Plant. As one of the main investors the Kitayama Family is the host for this party. Honoka and Shizuku approach Tatsuya and wish him a happy birthday. Honoka asks for some of Tatsuya’s time after the party but is admonished by Lina and Miyuki. Shizuku then asks for a brief meeting with Tatsuya, she asks Miyuki and Lina to come along.

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Shizuku’s father led the toast and announced the new name for the joint company with Tatsuya. It’s called “Stellar Generator Inc.” Tatsuya is then introduced as the developer of the Stellar Furnace. Tatsuya gives a short speech and decides to announce the “Magian Society” and explain its establishment as well as its purpose. He also announces the establishment of “Magian Company” which will carry out the activities to achieve the goal of the Magian Society.

Chapter 2

Spoiler

[Magian Company]

April 26th. On this afternoon, an application was filed for registration of an establishment of a corporation in Machida, Kanto Prefecture. The name of the corporation is the Magian Company. It currently only has three employees and didn’t attract much attention at first…

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Although the public response was weak, it caused a great stir in the Japanese magician community, including the 10 Master Clans. Maya has been receiving multiple phone calls from the 10 Master Clans since early this morning. Hayama suggests calling a meeting with the other family heads in order to address the issue to everyone at once but she rejected the idea. She complains that Tatsuya and Miyuki are both adults now and that people can just ask them directly. Tatsuya is being suspected of joining the IPU.

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At the Saegusa residence, Mayumi, Izumi and Kasumi are sitting down to have dinner. Koichi then shows up to join them as well which is a surprise to the sisters. Mayumi can tell what her father’s intentions are so she tries to leave the table quickly but is asked to stay by Koichi. He asks her about Magian Society and the meaning of the word Magian. They also discuss the Stellar Furnace and the role of magicians in today’s society. They wonder if the Yotsuba family is going to break away from the 10 Master Clans. Koichi then suggests Mayumi to join the Magian, when she asks if she is meant to spy, Koichi says he has no intention of making her do that. He just believes that Tatsuya might have other goals besides the ones shown to the public.

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In Vancouver, Canada the organization known as FEHR, has received word of the creation of Magian Society and Magian Company. Lena the head of FEHR is having a discussion with Ryousuke about the two different organizations. They believe that they have no conflict of interest with Magian Society, but they have an issue with Magian Company because it is being run by Tatsuya and his power is immeasurable at the moment. Lena request that Ryousuke apply at the Magian Company to understand Tatsuya’s motives better.

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The development of Magian Company is taking off at a rapid pace. Tatsuya is sitting in his new office when a visitor arrives. This person is going to be one of his first employees. It is Fujibayashi Kyouko, former member of the 101 IMEB. Tatsuya was surprised that Maya let her come to work at this company. Kyouko was in charge of trying to hack Hlidskjalf but this system has been blocked after Edward’s death and she is unable to break in. The Yotsuba family has no ambition to rule the world, they only want to access information from all over the world, so that they could be prepared for any threats that come towards the family. Kyouko’s current mission is to analyze the nature of the network of Echelon III in order to hack it.

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Just before Kyouko is about to leave, Tatsuya asks her to wait. On the wall display an image of Minoru appears, which surprised her. She was unaware that he was alive so she was very happy to see him. Tatsuya explains that he is currently in space, as well as how he is receiving supplies. When he brings up that he is living with Minami, Kyouko gets very upset, especially since she is still single. Tatsuya suggests that they should get married, but Minoru says that Tatsuya should be the first to get married. Tatsuya says that his wedding ceremony will take place after graduation from Magic University. They then discuss the space station and how they plan to make it able to move to any location they need. (Illustration)

Chapter 3

Spoiler

[Campus Life]

Two days after the establishment of his new company. Tatsuya went to university for the first time in a week. Tatsuya is on his way to meet up with Miyuki when he passes by Masaki who is surrounded by women. They don’t speak to each other and only raise their hands slightly to acknowledge each other’s presence. Ayako then calls out to Tatsuya, both her and Fumiya have entered Magic University, they also live one block away from Tatsuya’s current home. Similar to Masaki, Ayako is very popular with the guys of the university. She has matured a lot compared to the other girls from her year. She asks to go with Tatsuya to lunch and they head towards the cafeteria arm and arm.

At the four person table, Miyuki, Lina, and Izumi are waiting for Tatsuya. Ayako greets Izumi but these two have become rivals since the last 9SC and often clash with each other. Ayako begins to tease Izumi in order to get a seat at the table. Izumi gets embarrassed and leaves, Ayako is scolded by Tatsuya and she apologizes.

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After lunch, Tatsuya attended a seminar with Miyuki and Lina. Tatsuya has a lot more flexibility compared to most university students due to his research and companies that have been created so far. Higahsiyama Kazutoki is the professor. He isn't a member of the Yotsuba Family, though he is the grandson of Tatsuya and Miyuki's great-great grandfather. He is a 60 years-old. His research has made him highly regarded internationally in the field of magic. He has even received support from Aoba for his research.

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Back at home Tatsuya receives an email that Mayumi wishes to apply for the Magian Company.

Chapter 4

Spoiler

[New Employee Interview]

April 29th. Ryousuke has arrived in Japan after five years. He thinks back on what happened in the past five years in Japan and the USNA.

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Miyuki and Lina have just finished a lecture and are heading to the cafeteria a little early today. They run into Izumi along the way and she asks to join them. They discuss Tatsuya’s interview today and Izumi was surprised to hear that it was her sister that was going today. She figured it would take longer to get approval for Mayumi to work at a Yotsuba family business. They ask Izumi what her father’s intentions are for having Mayumi come work at the company and she doesn’t hide the fact that her father wants to know more about the company. Lina suggests that Miyuki and herself go to the interview as well, and Izumi offers to take notes for Miyuki.

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Ryousuke had no issue finding the necessary information on the Magian Company as he arrives in Machida. As he was wondering how he should proceed from here, he runs into Mayumi. He begins to talk to Mayumi and introduces himself to her. She was surprised to hear his last name was Tookami. He tells her that he is an “Extra” from the 10th lab. She asks what he is doing here and he replies that he wants to apply for a job here but he hasn’t set up an interview. He requests to join her in the interview, and due to Mayumi’s soft spot for Suzune she was contemplating the answer when Miyuki and Lina arrive.

Ryousuke is captivated by their appearance and if it wasn’t for his loyalty to Lena, he might have faltered a bit. When Mayumi asks why Miyuki is here, she suddenly feels some pressure from Miyuki as she replies that it shouldn’t be surprising for her to be here. Lina scolds Miyuki a little bit and she calms down. They ask about the boy with Mayumi and he introduces himself to Miyuki and Lina. Miyuki offers to guide them to Tatsuya, and along the way Ryousuke is wondering who Lina is. He begins to deduce that she is a member of STARS and quite possibly Angie Sirius. He had witnessed her before in disguise at the riots in New Mexico. They meet up with Tatsuya and he greets them, when Ryousuke is mentioned Tatsuya is suspicious but decides to interview Mayumi first before coming to a decision on him. He asks Lina to guide him to a waiting room nearby.

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Tatsuya asked Mayumi to sit down, Miyuki also sits down next to Tatsuya and the interview began. Tatsuya asks why Mayumi would want to join this company when she was already employed before and she replies that she is interested in what Tatsuya was planning to do with a company similar to the IMA but apart from it as well. Miyuki cuts in here and asks if Mayumi was sent by Koichi, and Mayumi admits it. While she is explaining, she says “Tatsuya-kun” and Tatsuya tells her that he doesn’t mind the casual speech but not to call him that anymore.

Tatsuya goes on to explain that he isn’t hiding anything, and he tells her the purpose of Magian Company. Magian Company is a non-profit organization that aims to pave the way for people in the magic community to become active in society, even if they don’t meet the standards put forth in the past. Specifically he wants to provide non-military job training and create non-military job opportunities for magicians. Mayumi was confused, she believed that Tatsuya had something much more complex to accomplish. She asks if he plans to build a school and he says yes, it will also be apart from the typical magic schools/university. He doesn’t plan to compete with these educational facilities either, he compares it to a cram school for high school graduates and students. Mayumi asks if he plans to send the graduates to the Stellar Generator Inc. but he says that while he will be partnered with it, he doesn’t plan to force anyone to go. It will be up to the individual. Mayumi was under the impression that Tatsuya was going to take the graduates as his employees or subordinates in order to grow his own forces but he has no intention of doing so.

After hearing this Mayumi wholeheartedly wants to join the company regardless of her father’s wishes. Miyuki supports Mayumi as well, so he agrees to hire her.

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In a separate room where Ryousuke was taken, Lina stood by the window looking out. She didn’t care to start a conversation with him and he wasn’t offended by her attitude. Lina could tell from earlier that he was trying to gauge her strength. Ryousuke finally broke the silence by asking for her name, and she introduces herself. He asks her if she is a hired magician for the Yotsuba family, and she says no. She was curious about his question so he starts to talk about the incident in New Mexico, and how the impression that Sirius gave back then reminds him of Lina. She explains that she isn’t a foreigner, she has naturalized to Japan. Tatsuya then calls for them and they head back to his office.

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Standing in front of Tatsuya, Ryousuke tenses up a little bit thinking about this man’s accomplishments even though he is three years younger than himself. He started to size up Tatsuya to see if he could see through his martial arts. Due to his low level of skill in magic, Ryousuke concentrated on martial arts training. Tatsuya could tell what he was doing and suggests that they should talk and try to understand each other first. Tatsuya asks why he wants to join the company, and he replies saying that he wants to participate in this organization that will protect the rights of fellow citizens that are persecuted for being able to use magic. This isn’t a lie because it’s his goal as a member of FEHR as well. Tatsuya asks him about where he comes from and that the organization FEHR is based there, so he asks why he didn’t join that organization. Ryousuke replies that he would rather work with his native country than the USNA.

Tatsuya goes on to say that Magian Company isn’t going to be a political organization, so that it might not be able to accomplish his wishes. Tatsuya then gives the same explanation that he did to Mayumi concerning what the Magian Company plans to accomplish. Tatsuya goes on to say that he plans to partner with many other companies in order to provide these magicians with a job, and Ryousuke asks if any of them will be military based and Tatsuya says no. He ends up being moved in the same way as Mayumi was, and would really like to work here. Tatsuya says he only has one issue with hiring him, and that is because he is related to the 10th lab. Tatsuya reminds him that he won’t give preferential treatment due to his background nor because he is an Extra and to not bring trouble from the 10th lab to work. Ryousuke agrees.

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After arriving back at her apartment, Lina contacts Canopus. Canopus is the current Base Commander of STARS, and now holds the rank of Colonel. The position of "Sirius" remains vacant. Also, Liam Spencer, the sitting SecDef who is also the leading candidate for President in the election this year in 2100. The reason he is the leading candidate over his rivals, even though it's known in secret, is because he has a connection with Tatsuya. Tatsuya is considered a "wild card" in international politics due in part because he can strike a devastating blow to anyone, anywhere in the world. This fear, along with the fact that he isn't constrained by having a "budget" for a military force.

Lina asks for Canopus to investigate Ryousuke, and after going over his background they deduce that he is likely involved in some sort of underground organization. Canopus says he will report back after he finds out more.

Chapter 5

Spoiler

[Intruder]

April 30th. When Mayumi and Ryousuke arrive for their first day of work, it is Kyouko that greets them. Mayumi is surprised that she is going to be working with her, she thought that Kyouko would go home to work with her family. Kyouko says that she doesn’t want to go back home because she will be forced to get married. She explains that after quitting the IMEB she was picked up by the Yotsuba family and has been working with them since. Kyouko goes on to say that she will be taking them to the construction site for the magic school that Tatsuya is having built. Graduating from this school won’t provide you with a degree of any kind but you will be able to make private agreements with partnered investment companies. Kyouko goes on to explain the specifics of the school and the types of classes that will be taught.

The construction site is located near the tip of the Izu Peninsula. Mayumi and Ryousuke were surprised to see the well-built facilities. The building doesn’t look like a school, it looks like a factory with a five story management building attached to it. The school is set to open up in September, it will be where Mayumi and Ryousuke work and they will be responsible for creating standard documents and processing data. Faculty housing is also provided for those that require it and both of them request a room. An aerial transport arrives to drop off materials for the construction site and Kyouko explains that for now it will be used to transport materials but it will be eventually used to transport students to the Stellar Generator facility as a reward for those who have high level accomplishments. Kyouko says that another assignment she plans to give them is to think of a way for young students who are truly here for education to be prioritized over people just coming for the Stellar Generator. They were both surprised and protested but Kyouko doesn’t give them a chance to say no as their boss and Mayumi can’t help but think that this could be a “exploitative workplace”.

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After checking out the site, Kyouko brought Mayumi and Ryousuke to Miyaki island to check out the Stellar Generator facility. During the tour they run into Tatsuya, and Kyouko is curious why he is there since he is supposed to be on the northwest area of the island.

Miyaki Island has now been divided into four areas for convenience. The northeast area is where the Stellar Generator facility is at. The southeast area is where the airport is located. The northwest area is where the Yotsuba Family facilities are located. The southwest area is where the Yotsuba Family’s secret laboratory is at, it contains the “virtual satellite elevator” that is connected to the space station that Minoru and Minami use. The western portion of the island is off limits to all those that aren’t related to the Yotsuba Family. Seventy percent of the island is used for the eastern portion and thirty percent is used for the Yotsuba family, even with this portion blocked off it doesn’t inconvenience the inhabitants on the eastern side.

Tatsuya is here due to a matter that he needed to personally oversee, its related to establishment of the Stellar Generator facility tomorrow. They will be receiving lots of guests and will be expected to give tours. Kyouko asks Mayumi to help with tomorrow’s party and she asks if this is a business order. Kyouko goes on to say that they really need her help because it would be too much for Miyuki to deal with all the hosting. Kyouko asks Tatsuya too to help persuade her, so he asks as well. Mayumi says she will ask her father about it.

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After having dinner, Mayumi consults with her father about the event tomorrow. Koichi says it’s a good opportunity to introduce the family to some of the top business executives that are invested in the Stellar Generator. The Saegusa Family is wealthy, but they don’t have many relations with the top business companies in Japan. He gives he permission to go buy whatever she needs for the party, but it’s too late in the afternoon for that and she wants to rest.

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The staff quarters that Ryousuke is renting for the night is right next to the Stellar Generator facility. Hotels for outside visitors are located near the airport. Just before going to bed Ryousuke senses magic being used in the direction of the facility. There are no walls or fences surrounding the facility due to it being private property on an island in the first place, however there are fences surrounding the airport’s side of the island but it is easy to get over this fence if you really want to. He knows that considering his position and current mission, he shouldn’t be acting so suspicious but he couldn’t leave this alone.

When he arrived at the facility, the doors were open. He was surprised that no alarms have gone off. Ryousuke then finds two guys messing around with one of the reactors in the storage area of the facility, and he can tell that they are trying to steal something. A patrolman spots Ryousuke and he asks what he is doing here. This voice alerts the two thieves so they run out of the room. Ryousuke trips one of the thieves but they immediately get back up. He then hears “Close Sesame”, in an unfamiliar language, after hearing this he loses his sight. There was no lighting in the corridor but the emergency lights were on so it wasn’t completely dark earlier. Ryousuke freezes in place and after three seconds his field of vision was restored, but he was immediately restrained by the security guards. (Color Illustration)

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After being restrained Ryousuke was held in a secure room until Tatsuya arrived. Tatsuya asks for confirmation of the story Ryousuke said to the guards. He was sure the thieves were trying to steal something, but the cameras were offline in that area so there was nothing to prove his innocence. Tatsuya isn’t going to hand him over to the authorities because there would be a media scandal if this was found out, especially just before the party tomorrow. While he can’t be considered innocent but he can’t be considered guilty either, Tatsuya mentions that it may be difficult for him to continue working at the company.

Ryousuke asks for a chance to prove himself innocent by capturing the thieves, but Hyougo asks him if this is just a ploy so that he has a second chance to steal something. Ryousuke denies it but once again has no evidence to conclude otherwise. Tatsuya decides that for the next couple of days Ryousuke is not allowed to act on his own anymore and must be accompanied by someone whenever he is on private property.

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May 1th. The party for Stellar Generator will be happening today. In the middle of the night Ryousuke sneaks out of his quarters to head down to the shipping docks. On his way to the docks he sees giant cables that are used to transmit electricity generated by the Stellar Furnace. The electricity from the Stellar Furnace is now mainly used to produce hydrogen gas. The sale of hydrogen gas alone is expected to allow the Stellar Generator facility to recover its investments within the next year. Ryousuke takes out a communication device and contacts Lena, but he is unaware that he is being monitored.

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Lena picks up the phone and Ryousuke begins to explain the situation to her. He asks her if they might have been members of FEHR but she denies sending anyone in herself beside him. After hearing the explanation from Ryousuke, Lena figures that the assailants must be “Janus”, a criminal magician duo. Their specialty magic is “Arabian Night”, this magic doesn’t fall into the systematic grouping of normal magic. This magic was what caused Ryousuke to lose his sight temporarily. He asks her for help on how he should fight back against them, and she says that since the magic only lasts for a few seconds it can be dealt with if you know what’s going to happen, but a pre-emptive attack would work best.

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Later that evening, the ceremony for the opening of the Stellar Generator facility ended successfully, so they moved on to the evening party. Tatsuya and Miyuki stand together to greet the guest with Lina standing behind them. They are all dressed up nicely for the occasion. There were a few companies from the USNA present, so they were thrilled to be able to talk to Lina. Mayumi was wearing a very adult-like dress that attracted just as much attention as Miyuki and Lina. Miyuki and Lina’s dresses were sleeveless, while Mayumi’s was strapless and Kyouko was wearing a skirt suit. Ryousuke was not seen at the party because he was doing labor work behind the scenes. The venue was held at the largest hotel in the northeaster region of the island.

Down towards the docks, a pair of middle eastern men were looking through their binoculars, checking out the security on the island. This pair look alike in both features and physique, they could be mistaken for brothers or cousins. Their names are Bahadur Mofid and Bahman Mofid of "Janus." They are after the artificial relic that can store Magic Sequences and want to sell the information on the black market. They come to the conclusion that it will be too difficult to break in now with the heightened security. They decide to target FLT instead.

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The party ended before eight. It lasted longer than expected due to the popularity of Tatsuya and Miyuki. Tatsuya, Miyuki and Lina returned home back at the northwestern area of the island, Lina now stays in Minami’s old room. Tatsuya decides to let Miyuki and Lina take a bath first and he will take his later, and he heads to his room to change. Miyuki enters his room shortly after still in her dress, she decided to let Lina take a bath first. Tatsuya walks up to Miyuki, who is looking down shyly and gives her a hug. Tatsuya then raises her face and gives her a quick kiss on the lips. Miyuki immediately turns red and buries her face in Tatsuya’s chest, this is how far their relationship has progressed in the past three years.

Lina comes out to the living room after taking a bath and relaxes with a cold drink. She asks Tatsuya why Miyuki’s face is red, and he tells her that he just kissed her. Lina sighs and asks why she is still so embarrassed when it’s still at this stage. Lina then tells Tatsuya that she has something serious to talk to him about. She tells him that she has the STARS investigating Ryousuke and she has some results. She tells him that he is a member of FEHR. Tatsuya knows about FEHR and briefly explains what he knows about them. "Fighters for the Evolution of Human Race" (Those who fight to protect the evolution of mankind) the political organization is named from the acronym of this. Established in December, 2095, in response to the intensifying movement of the "Humanists." It's Headquartered in Vancouver, and their leader is Lena Fehr, a charismatic individual with the nickname, "Holy Woman." The purpose of the association is to protect magicians from the anti-magician movement as well as the Magian Society.

Tatsuya asks if she is a magician and Lina says she needs to go grab her phone. Miyuki comes back into the room and prepares a drink for Tatsuya. She asks what he was talking to Lina about, she isn’t jealous because after living with Lina for awhile she understands her, and Lina knows that she has no interest in Tatsuya. He explains what they have talked about so far. Lina returns into the room and goes into further detail about Lena, Lena has “Anajeria”, she should be turning 30 this year but looks to be around 16 years old. Due to this particular condition there have been several kidnapping attempts against her in order to figure out why she ages so slowly. Lena’s magic power seems to have grown slowly over time similar to her condition, so it wasn’t picked up on when she was younger. There isn’t much detail on her magic power, they only state that it’s a psychological interference magic. This magic isn’t an attack type magic but more of a soothing and healing type. This type of magic can make people who come in contact with it become fanatics of her, similar to certain drugs that cause the pleasure centers of brain to react. They discuss if Ryousuke is possibly captivated by her to a certain degree that would consider him a fanatic, but they come to the conclusion that there isn’t any way to tell at this point. They decide to be cautious of him in the future and Lina thinks that he is dangerous. Miyuki doesn’t agree and Tatsuya remains quiet.

Chapter 6

Spoiler

[Insubstantial Offense and Defense]

Morning of May 2nd. Tatsuya and Miyuki receive a phone call from Ayako. Ayako and Fumiya were on patrol outside last night instead of helping entertain the guests at the party. Ayako was rather grateful to be able to work outside last night instead, men easily approach her more often than Miyuki due to Miyuki’s intimidation factor, and Ayako is still very uncomfortable in those kinds of situations. Ayako says she will be over in a minute to tell them the situation in person, she lives right next door so it won’t take her long to get there.

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Ayako states that Ryousuke is a member of FEHR, and Tatsuya, Miyuki and Lina had no reaction to it. Lina then states that she had STARS investigate him already, so Ayako was a bit disappointed. Ayako then says that it was Janus that snuck into the Stellar Generator facility, this was new information for Tatsuya so Ayako recovered from her disappointment and continued to say that Janus started to become famous two years ago, and that they have been active in Eastern Europe. Ayako explains that this information on Janus came from Lena when they were listening on Ryousuke’s call. With Ayako’s specialized magic Perfect Diffusion, it is a simple matter for her listen to a conversation from a distance away. She plays a recording of the conversation that was taken that night, Lina and Miyuki immediately say that Ryousuke shouldn’t be allowed to continue work at Magian Company. Ayako points out that Janus is the current problem right now and not him. Ayako continues to say that Janus sells black market information for a profit, so Tatsuya deduces that they are after the relic capable of storing magic sequences. Their next target will be FLT.

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May 4th. Ryousuke has been in Machida, where the headquarters for the Magian Company is located. He was determined to try and get back to the Stellar Generator in order to clear his name but hasn’t received permission to do so yet. As he enters the office, he greets Mayumi, they have been working on standardizing documents and managing data for the time being. Mayumi is the person that Tatsuya designated to partner up with Ryousuke to keep an eye on him. Their work and schedule right now doesn’t allow for him to have any chance of catching the thieves, he can’t tell what Tatsuya is thinking at the moment.

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Tatsuya was wary of Janus. He had Kyouko monitoring the situation at FLT and she informs him that his prediction was correct. Kyouko is currently making it impossible for Janus to hack into the FLT servers to find the information on the relic, she is going to force them to enter the facility in order to get the information.

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That evening, Janus disguised as crew aboard a cargo ship landed at Kawasaki Port, they then hid in a cheap hotel. Using a stolen notebook device from Stellar Generator, they accessed FLT’s network. Using Arabian Night’s “Open Sesame” Bahadur was able to break past the firewall. Bahman is working on another angle using his technical skills, and he has a few more firewalls to get through as well.

Bahadur and Bahman are both BS magicians. They can’t use any other magic besides “Arabian Night”, however their magic has a large range of applications. Alone their magic wouldn’t be nearly as useful, but together they are able to both “Open” and “Close”, with Bahadur using “Open” and Bahman using “Close”. They look like twins but are actually complete strangers. When they met they realized that as a duo there were many uses for their magic. They decided to rebel against the society that treated them so coldly all their life. This started two years ago as thieves, but then they were picked up by an organization that wanted them to steal the manufacturing method for artificial relics. With these relics this organization could mass produce magic weapons that even BS magicians could use for actual combat and warfare.

As they continue to break through the firewalls, just when they got to the targeted files, they can’t find anything they are looking for. Then they realize someone is trying to track their location using their own connection. Bahman uses “Close Sesame” to shut down the connection and they flee the hotel as quickly as possible.

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Kyouko was so close to finding their location but the trace was stopped just before she could find them. She comments on how Arabian Night is a very interesting magic. After she was picked up by the Yotsuba Family and started her research in order to create a network or to hack Echelon III, she couldn’t help but be interested in their magic that can affect electronic information, networks, as well as physical events. She definitely wants to research this when the matter is concluded. She then sends a message to the Hanabishi with the rough location of Janus. Unfortunately the Yotsuba Family couldn’t get there in time and the surveillance footage was erased.

Chapter 7

Spoiler

[Pursuit]

May 5th. Tatsuya went to Magic University today, the lecture he was planning to attend was cancelled at the last minute. As he was leaving the classroom, he was called out to by Fumiya. Fumiya unfortunately hasn’t changed much since high school, so he is considerably short compared to the rest of the men from his family. He used to have a problem with his appearance so he dressed overly masculine, but has since accepted his appearance and dresses normally but this normal appearance gives him the look of a beautiful women dressed in men’s clothing. Fumiya asks Tatsuya if would like to go to a nearby coffee shop.

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Fumiya has been ordered to track down Janus, and he informs Tatsuya that tonight he will begin his search. His cross-dressing disguise is too conspicuous during the day. Tatsuya regrets that he can’t help out with the search more but Fumiya says that if Tatsuya makes a move, it will cause a bigger mess of things. Ever since Tatsuya’s declaration, both the Defense Intelligence Agency and Public Police departments have been keeping a close eye on him.

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The organization that Janus belongs to doesn’t have a foothold in Japan. Without support, the two of them were in a tight spot. They haven’t been found yet but intuition told them that it wouldn’t be long until they are found. They are currently staying in someone else’s house right now, Bahadur unlocks the door with magic, and Bahman makes the resident lose consciousness. This condition will only last for half an hour on a person with no magic resistance. They discuss how it could be possible for someone to track them when they left no evidence but considering it’s the Yotsuba Family that is after them, they may be able to track residual thoughts left behind by magic. They discuss using “Close” on themselves in order to prevent the Yotsuba Family from finding them.

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This method was indeed a way to break the Yotsuba Family’s trace but not entirely effective though. The Yotsuba were able to find a trace of them using the notebook device they stole from Stellar Generator, and once they established a connection with Janus it wouldn’t be easy for them to break it. The Kuroba Family have a few magicians that specialize in this type of tracking, however these aren’t the only magicians that the family sent out. Some magicians can perceive residual thoughts based on intuition alone, which is enhanced with magic. This pursuit unit uses this method called “Reverse Cross Bearing” method (tentative name). Due to Bahman using “Close” they can no longer use this method to track them but they still have a good idea of which area they are currently located at.

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After finishing his classes, Tatsuya went to the Machida headquarters for Magian Company. He asks Mayumi if she has any plans tomorrow night, and she asks if it’s a collaboration or overtime. He requests her collaboration to help stop Janus from stealing anything from the company. Ryousuke was at his desk in the same room and was clenching his fists while Tatsuya retold the story, he then tells her that they will most likely target FLT. Tatsuya explains that they are probably after the artificial artifact technology, and Mayumi was surprised to hear that FLT was the one to create it. The general consensus of most of the population was that it was made by the Stellar Furnace facility.

It currently takes six different types of magic to operate the Stellar Furnace including Gravity Control, Coulomb Force Control, Four Phase Shift, Gamma Ray Filter, Neutron Barrier, and another Gravity Control. There are two magicians assigned to each magic and twelve magicians can operate one Stellar Furnace. Currently there are 6 working Stellar Furnaces and an additional 18 furnaces are being constructed, which would require 288 magicians. It takes a few days to construct one artificial relic but they are small enough to hold in one’s hand, so a large space isn’t required for it’s production.

Tatsuya again asks for Mayumi’s help but Ryousuke became impatient and requests to help as well. He tells her about how he was mixed up in this mess and wants to clear his name. She agrees to bring him along and also agrees to help out Tatsuya at the same time.

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Bahadur and Bahman were driven into one of the most lawless areas in the metropolitan area, with numerous local gangs. Despite it being so close to Tokyo, the police purposely ignore this area. Janus wonders if they are still in Tokyo. They decide to physically break into FLT this time to try and accomplish their mission. They also start to plan their escape out of Japan.

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Ayako and Fumiya were monitoring the situation from afar. Ayako meets up with Fumiya and he mentions that it’s dangerous for her to be here right now. They then discuss that there is only one way out for Janus and that is for them to head towards FLT. Fumiya goes on to say that he feels Tatsuya is using Janus to test out Ryousuke, to see if he’s trustworthy enough to stay in Magian Company. Ayako thinks to herself that Fumiya’s line of thinking is starting to resemble Tatsuya’s.

Chapter 8

Spoiler

[Conclusion]

May 6th. Mayumi meets up with Ryousuke at FLT. Mayumi is wearing active wear that could be mistaken for a business suit, while Ryousuke is wearing a military vest over his shirt along with thick pants and sturdy work boots. Mayumi asks if he likes military fashion but he says he wears this for practicality, his outfit is unlikely to rip or tear.

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It was after 8 o’clock in the afternoon when it started to begin. Mayumi suddenly fell silent in her conversation with Ryousuke. She informs him that she can use “Multiscope”, and sees two intruders have opened the front gate, and are now breaking into the building. None of the alarms or cameras have detected anything so it must have been the work of Arabian Night. They can tell that Janus is in a hurry so they move quickly to go catch them.

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After entering the building Janus immediately had a bad feeling, they feel it was too easy getting into the building and there was not a single guard on the ground floor. Due to their magic they are usually quick to steal what they need, due to the length that “Close” works on a person. They can’t go back to their headquarters empty handed so they decide to push on, even if it is a trap. They find out that the production line is on the second floor, and start heading in that direction.

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Next door to FLT, at the office headquarters for Magian Company, Tatsuya mutters to himself that it was about time, he also sends a message to someone. Tatsuya then starts talking to no one but then Miyuki and Lina appear, he didn’t ask them to join him tonight but they decided to anyway. Miyuki asks if it’s okay to help him as she holds his hands and looks up at him with watery eyes, and he decides to accept their help and feels that this is a good opportunity for Miyuki.

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At the shipyard Fumiya nods to himself after looking at his information terminal. Ayako asks if it’s from Tatsuya and he confirms it, telling Ayako that they have been given the green light. Fumiya puts on his knuckle duster and Ayako puts her hand on Fumiya’s back. He then disappears from sight.

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Mayumi and Ryousuke headed from the security room to the second floor. It was Tatsuya’s instruction to not have any guards on the first floor. Mayumi stops along the way and tells Ryousuke that they are coming up from the elevator instead of the stairs which was surprising , they quickly made their way to the elevator to wait for Janus. As soon as the door was half way open, “Close Sesame” was heard and the lights went out all at once. Suddenly a blinding light shone right into the eyes of both Mayumi and Ryousuke, the source of this light came from a popular Maglite, which was created back in the 20th century. In this daze, Ryousuke suddenly jumps at Mayumi and pushes her down. (Illustration)

Mayumi uses Multi-Scope to check on the situation because she can’t see normally at the moment. She realizes that Janus has flashlights in one hand and pistols in the other. The reason Ryousuke pushed Mayumi down was to protect her from being shot, she then manipulates her CAD to retaliate with magic. Compressed air bullets fire at the two thieves, the drastic change in temperature set off the fire sensors which locked down the elevator. Water from a fire sprinkler in the ceiling started to spray out water, Mayumi uses this water to create an ice bullet.

Janus was preparing to fire their weapons at boy and girl on the floor. The pistols were loaded with non-lethal bullets that would cause an electric shock to paralyze the victim.They suddenly felt a chill down their spines as a compressed air bullet shot towards them, they retreated to the elevator with the door still half open but they were locked out of the controls, and an ice bullet started heading their way. Bahadur invokes “Open Sesame” and tries to regains control of the elevator, as the door is closing Ryousuke makes his way through the gap in the door to drag out the thieves. He activates his magic based from the 10th Laboratory called “Reactive Armor”, this magic is cast only on an individual and this repels the oncoming bullets fired at him.

Janus was surprised to see this type of magic barrier being used here. Bahadur mustered up all his energy in order to use “Open” to create a break in this magic barrier around Ryousuke.

Bahman tried to shoot through this window but the barrier was restored and the bullets didn’t go through. Janus tries the same combination again but the magical resistance of the barrier was greatly improved and “Open” no longer worked against “Reactive Armor”. Ryousuke tackled Bahman while reaching for his gun, Bahman couldn’t react in time and Ryousuke began to pull him out of the elevator, he also bit his hand in order to get him to drop the gun. Bahman uses “Close” in order to close the elevator door, and Ryousuke lands a palm strike to the chest causing Bahman to lose consciousness. Normally without hitting the head this wouldn’t be possible but Ryousuke learned this technique from his master in High School.

Ryousuke gets up and tries to open the door to the elevator but it isn’t responding. Ryousuke wonders if the magic effect is continuing even though the magician is now unconscious, but it wasn’t responding due to the fire alarm earlier that shut down the elevator.

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Back at the Kawasaki Port, Fumiya contacts Ayako. She was wondering what was taking him so long, and he casually says that he had to knock over 100 people unconscious. Ayako dryly laughs as she begins to feel that her brother is losing a bit of his sensible humanity. Ayako then asks if he needs her to pick him up with “Mock Teleportation” but Fumiya intends to take the entire ship that Janus was planning to use to escape back with him. It’s mixed with both thieves and crew members but there are too many to sort through. Fortunately the Yotsuba Family has their base at Miyaki Island, which is equivalent to having their own territory, they won’t have any problems with capturing a ship.

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Bahadur arrived at the parking lot where he planned to use a self-driving car to escape. He doesn’t feel any guilt for running away, because Bahman was a stranger to him. Before he could reach the car, a beautiful blonde woman was leaning on another car next to it. He tries to start a conversation with her but she ignores him, he pulls out his pistol and fires the non-lethal bullet at her. However, the blonde woman is no longer there and her figure fades away. Lina’s “Parade” caused Bahadur to fall for this illusion, and Lina reappears to hit Bahadur in the chest. She used magic on contact with this strike to adjust his internal temperature, send a vibration through the body as well as applying pressure. Bahadur tries to run away but runs into Tatsuya and Miyuki. He immediately recognizes them and calls out their names, he tries to use “Open” against them. “Open” isn’t a magic suited for combat but this magic can cause people to lose their self-control, as well as drive a calm minded person to feel fear.

Tatsuya’s counter magic easily stopped this magic before it reached them, Tatsuya is using the Silver Torus. Miyuki outstretched her hand and casts magic which hits Bahadur, he immediately lost consciousness and fell to the street. Tatsuya checks his pulse and tells Miyuki that he is asleep, the magic Miyuki used was a limited application of “Cocytus” called “Icy Thorn”. This magic was created with the help of Minoru, the hibernation magic used on Minoru and Minami served as the base for this new magic Miyuki uses. “Icy Thorn” is a magic that forces the target into a sleep that the individual cannot wake up from by themselves, the target would need to be awakened by another person with magic. Mental Interference magic of this type unfortunately can’t be tested except for on a living person, and Miyuki never wanted to test it on anyone that wasn’t an enemy, so this was the perfect test subject. With this test being a success, Miyuki will have a new Mental Interference magic that won’t require her to kill her target, like with “Cocytus”. Lina and Tatsuya both congratulate her. (Illustration)

Chapter 9

Spoiler

[FEHR and FAIR]

In the end, although the result was mediocre at best, Ryousuke's own effort cleared his suspicion and he was officially hired for Magian Company. Both Mayumi and Ryousuke are moving into the employee housing nearby the company.

May 8th. Ryousuke received a call from Lena, and he tells her that his suspicion has been cleared, as well as he was successfully hired. Lena sounds a little sick over the phone, due to her condition her body is a little abnormal and she will keep him updated so she tells Ryousuke not to worry. They plan to continue to investigate Tatsuya’s intentions.

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May 9th. After a late breakfast Tatsuya, Miyuki and Lina are having a discussion. Lina asks why Tatsuya plans to keep Ryousuke in the company despite knowing his intentions. Lina is dissatisfied, so Tatsuya explains that he believes he can use Ryousuke. Miyuki asks if Tatsuya plans to use him to stay connected to FEHR and he confirms this. Tatsuya says that they are currently in the minority and they will need help in the future, so unless they clearly distinguish themselves as a criminal organization, he doesn’t mind joining hands with them in the future.

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Tatsuya arrives at the Yotsuba Family household alone, the purpose was to meet up with Maya to report on the Stellar Generator facility as well as the incidents at FLT. Tatsuya informs Maya that Janus belonged to the organization called FAIR that’s based out of San Francisco.

FAIR (Fighters Against Inferior Race). They use violence against anti-magicians, while FEHR uses politics. They are led by someone with the name "Rocky Dean”, and they are made up of BS magicians. Maya seemed disinterested in the report up until now. As BS magicians they are usually heavily discriminated against in the magician world. Tatsuya requests that the Yotsuba Family investigate FAIR in detail, and Maya asks him to draw up a specific method for this investigation and she will approve it. Tatsuya already has a plan in mind but didn’t reveal it on the spot.

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After Tatsuya left the Yotsuba household he went to Miyaki Island. His destination was the Yotsuba laboratory that was located in the northwest. He was heading to the room where he can contact Minoru and Minami. Tatsuya requests that Minoru begin to investigate FAIR, and Minoru was surprised to hear this. He was sheltered by FAIR when he was hiding out in the USNA, and he found out that Jiedo Heigu, aka Gu Jie created FAIR, but couldn't control it. Tatsuya starts to manipulate the controls to start moving the space station that Minoru and Minami are on towards California.

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FAIR received word that Janus had failed. A beautiful woman was giving a report to the leader of the organization. Rocky Dean seems to be an Italian man who's 190cm tall. The beautiful woman Laura Simon is his second in command. She's about 170 cm tall, of north African descent and they are both about 30 years-old. They talk about how it was probably the Yotsuba Family that who caught them. Laura asks if Rocky meant for Janus to be sacrificial pawn because he knew that the Yotsuba Family owned the Stellar Furnace facility, but he says that he overestimated the abilities of Janus. He decides that they will not go after the Stellar Furnace facility anymore, since they can’t afford any more upsets. Rocky hugs Laura around the waist and whispers in her ear that if they can’t get the artificial relic or its technology, then they can always go after the original relic. Distracted by Rocky’s advances, Laura couldn’t respond.

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