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The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II[Note 1] (ロード・エルメロイⅡ世の事件簿, Rōdo Erumeroi Nisei no Jikenbo?) is a novel series written by Sanda Makoto and illustrated by Mineji Sakamoto.

It is succeeded by the sequel series, The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II.

Story[edit | edit source]

Setting[edit | edit source]

The series takes place in the United Kingdom and revolves around the Clock Tower.

The world of The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II is set as the same parallel world of Fate/stay night [1] and relatively closely to Fate/Zero, as Waver Velvet had participated in the Fourth Holy Grail War.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Ten years after the Fourth Holy Grail War, Waver Velvet, now Lord El-Melloi II and in charge of the Department of Modern Magecraft, solves problems and investigates mysteries in the thaumaturgy world on behalf of magi with the help of his apprentice Gray, all the while navigating the cutthroat politics of the Clock Tower.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Main characters[edit | edit source]

Lord El-Melloi II
The main protagonist, his real name is Waver Velvet. One of the twelve Lords that reside at the Clock Tower, the headquarters for all mages. His skills at Magecraft are second tier, but he possesses an incredible breadth and depth of knowledge. One of the very few who participated in the Fourth Holy Grail War held in the Far East to actually survive the experience.
The narrator of this story. She is a 15-year-old girl and Lord El-Melloi II's apprentice. She always covers herself with an ash-colored cape, and hides her face beneath its hood. She carries around the Mystic Code called "Add" inside a birdcage.
A Mystic Code that has been passed down for generations within Gray's family.
Reines El-Melloi Archisorte
Lord El-Melloi II's adoptive younger sister, and the next head of house El-Melloi that has brought the family together out of the hardships suffered in their downfall. She was the one who gave him the name "El-Melloi" and the seat of the Lord. At times, she seems to enjoy giving her new adopted brother completely unreasonable demands and seeing how he reacts to them. Occasionally serves as the second narrator of the story.
Flat Escardos
Lord El-Melloi II's student. A boy affiliated with the "El-Melloi Class" of the Modern Magecraft Theories department. He is a genius of Magecraft, but within the Clock Tower he has both the distinction of being a top-tier student and the infamy of being a problematic child. Carefree and affectionate, he is a boy none can hate. He showcases an amazing camaraderie with Svin from his class.
Svin Glascheit
Lord El-Melloi II's student. A brilliant student who shares the top two spots in the "El-Melloi Class" with Flat. At first glance, he is a jaded, calm student, but in reality he rivals Flat in problematic behavior as well. Flat calls him "Le Chien (The Dog)" as a term of endearment due to Svin's usage of Beast Magecraft, but Svin himself abhors that nickname.

Clock Tower[edit | edit source]

Characters shown in the Clock Tower.

Bram Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Next in line as head of the Department of Spiritual Evocation and older brother of Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri.
Rocco Belfeban
Head of the Department of Summoning, a subdepartment of the Department of Spiritual Evocation.
Second lecturer of the El-Melloi Class.
Magus involved with the ceremony to promote Svin Glascheit to Pride.

case. Adra Castle Separation[edit | edit source]

Luviagelita Edelfelt
Guest character, nicknamed Luvia. A Finnish-born jewelry magus. She is around her late teens.
Master-slaying Astrologer Flueger, also known as Flue. A freelancer operating in the Middle East.
Orlocke Caesarmund
A very old magus.
Hishiri Adashino
A Japanese magus and member of the Department of Law.
Heine Istari
A famed alchemist known as "The Knight". Youth around his mid-twenties.
Rosalind Istari
Heine's eight year old sister.
Jiroubou Seigen Tokitou
Luvia's bodyguard.
Geryon Ashborn
Deceased lord of the castle
Irene Ashborn
Geryon's deceased wife
Glannid Ashborn
Geryon's deceased son

case. Twin Towers of Iselma[edit | edit source]

Inorai Valualeta Atroholm
The head of one of the Mage's Association's Three Great Families, the Lord of the Department of Creation, and one of the major leaders of the democratic faction. Touko's former teacher.
Byron Valuayeta Iselma
The head of the Iselma family. Father of the Gold and Silver Princesses, the two most beautiful people in the world made using magecraft.
Diadra Valualeta Iselma
The Princess of Gold.
Estella Valualeta Iselma
The Princess of Silver.
Personal maid of the Princess of Gold. Has a Celtic background.
Personal maid of the Princess of Silver. Has a Celtic background.
Touko Aozaki
Guest character. A magus who attained the highest rank of Grand by being a peerless doll maker and finding and reconstructing the lost Primeval Runes. Was once under Sealing Designation before it was rescinded a few years ago.
Mick Grazilier
A magus of the neutral faction, and member of the Department of Curse.
Maio Brishisan Clynelles
Magus from the Faculty of Lore and a member of the neutral faction. The Iselma family's personal pharmacist, as the the Clynelles family has been for generations. Childhood friend of the Gold and Silver Princesses.
Islo Sebunan
Childhood friend and dressmaker of the Gold and Silver Princesses.
Atrum Galliasta
Guest character from Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. An arrogant rich playboy from a Middle Eastern family.

case. Mystic Eyes collection train[edit | edit source]

Olga Marie Animusphere
Guest character from Fate/Grand Order. Sole daughter of Marisbury Animusphere, the Lord of the Department of Celestial Body.
Trisha Fellows
Olga's governess. She possesses Mystic Eyes of Precognition.
Hishiri Adashino
Caules Forvedge
Guest Character from Fate/Apocrypha. A boy who is the head of the Forvedge family. He has recently transferred to the Clock Tower.
Yvette L. Lehrman
Lord El-Melloi II's student. A self-proclaimed spy from the neutral faction, she also declares herself the #1 contestant for the position of Waver's mistress.
Jeanmario Spinella
Karabo Frampton
A member of the Holy Church also attending the Mystic Eyes auction.
The conductor of the Rail Zeppelin.
The auctioneer overseeing the Mystic Eyes auction held on the train.
Melvin Weins
A former schoolmate and self-proclaimed best friend of El-Melloi II. In the past, he provided funds for Waver Velvet to go to Japan to participate in the Fourth Holy Grail War and again when Waver wished to buy the El-Melloi classroom.
Deputy Manager
Emanation left behind by the manager of the train. The manager is a Dead Apostle by the name of Rozay-en, either Rita Rozay-en or another member of her clan.
Doctor Heartless
Former head of Modern Magecraft Theories and Master of Faker
Servant summoned by Heartless.
Child of Ainnash
Vampiric forest
James Cavendish
Mystic Eyes user murdered by Karabo Frampton seven years prior through the machinations of Doctor Heartless.
Evelyn McIntyre
Member of the Policies department who investigated the death of James Cavendish.

case. Atlas' contract[edit | edit source]

Bersac Blackmore
A descendant of Gransurg Blackmore and gravekeeper of the Blackmore Cemetery. Gray's former mentor.
Fernando Croze
A middle-aged man with a stout and obese figure, he is the priest of a small church.
Sister Ilumia
An assistant to Fernando. While she appears youthful and charming, there is the impression that she is hiding something behind a facade.
Gray's mother. A gentle-appearing woman in her mid-thirties.
Zepia Eltnam Atlasia
Guest character.
Corpse King

case. Grand Resolution[edit | edit source]

Hishiri Adashino
Inorai Valualeta Atroholm
McDonell Trambellio Elrod
Head of the Department of General Fundamentals and leader of the democratic faction. Has thirteen daughters.
Melvin Weins
Rufleus Nuada-Re Eulyphis
Head of the Department of Spiritual Evocation. Father of Bram Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri and Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri, and Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald's old teacher.
Olga Marie Animusphere
Touko Aozaki
Yvette L. Lehrman
Calugh Ithred
Jorek Kurdice
Gesell Tolman
Asheara Mystras
Doctor Heartless
Luviagelita Edelfelt
Jiroubou Seigen Tokitou

Grace note[edit | edit source]

Characters initially introduced in the anime original episodes

A magus Waver encounters in Iraq during his travels, who is there to unearth and pillage the tomb of Iskander for his own purposes.
Mary Lil Fargo
Daughter of Ernest Fargo and a former student of El-Melloi II.
Alec Fargo
Nephew of Ernest Fargo, he is currently under considerable debt.
Ernest Fargo
Head of the Fargo, a branch family of the Animuspheres. El-Melloi II is requested by the Animusphere family to investigate the mysterious circumstances of his recent death.
Fernando Li
Friend and fellow researcher of Ernest Fargo. Specializes in Spiritual Evocation.
Maid of the Fargo household.
Gurdoa Davenant
Member of the Clock Tower Zoology Department.
Michael and Bridget
Two people who run a local teahouse frequented by Lord El-Melloi II.
Anses Growchester
Goldolf Musik
Guest character from Fate/Grand Order. A member of the Department of Policies despite his young age.
Wills Pelham Codrington
A lecturer of the Department of Spiritual Evocation and popular with female students. Son of Trevor Pelham Codrington.
Waletta Codrington
A member of the Codrington main family. A former childhood friend of Wills until he rejected her marriage proposal.
Trevor Pelham Codrington
A magus who purchased an expanse of wasteland to convert into the Marburry workshop, which used a Leyline as its magical source.
A fairy attached to the workings of the Marburry workshop.
Kairi Sisigou
Guest character from Fate/Apocrypha.

Novels[edit | edit source]

Case. Adra Castle Separation[edit | edit source]

case. Adra Castle Separation (case.剥離城アドラ, Case. Hakuri-jō adora?)

First volume transcription

"In a way, you could say that the modern magus is in the business of gathering angels."

The detached castle Adra.
Like a lone living being, it is a demon castle created by magi who were fascinated with angels.
The ruler (Lord) of modern thaumaturgy at the Clock Tower, El-Melloi II, gets caught up in a battle for succession over the detached castle. The interior of the castle is adorned with many angels.
Only those who have unraveled the mysteries of the Angel Names granted them are invited to inherit the detached castle.
However, it was no simple solution to a riddle. To the high-ranking magi of the Clock Tower, it was the beginning of an excessively fantastic tragedy--.

Now, the curtain rises on the "The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II", which blends riddles and illusions, thaumaturgy and mysteries.




Case. Twin Form Tower (Upper)[edit | edit source]

case. Twin Towers of Izelma (Upper) (case.双貌塔イゼルマ(上), Case. ?)

Second volume transcription




Case. Twin Form Tower (Lower)[edit | edit source]

case. Twin Towers of Izelma (Lower) (case.双貌塔イゼルマ(下), Case. ?)

Third volume transcription




Case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper)[edit | edit source]

case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper) (case.魔眼蒐集列車(上), Case. Magan shūshū ressha?)

Fourth volume transcription [T]

"To see, that is the very first magecraft in human history."

Mystic Eyes Collection Train. A legend that even now keeps running in the forest of Europe.
Due to being dragged into by a certain invitation letter, it has been decided that Lord El-Melloi II would participate in an auction of mystic eyes together with Olga Marie and others from the Astronomy Department's (Animusphere) family. However, El-Melloi II's objective lies not in the auction. But to recover his indispensable--- stolen pride.
Those who desire mystic eyes, and those who shun mystic eyes.
What is the mystic eyes of "Rainbow" rank, regarded as a top secret?

As many eyes watch intently, the curtains of the third case rises.




Case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Lower)[edit | edit source]

case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Lower) (case.魔眼蒐集列車(下), Case. Magan shūshū ressha?)

Fifth volume transcription

The murder case on the Mystic Eye Collection Train (Rail Zeppelin) develops in a way no one predicted.

Along with the new warrior's assault bringing down Lord El-Melloi II, the train itself faces a grave danger.
To escape from this perilous situation, Gray cooperates with the Executor with mystic eyes that can see into the past, Karabo, and the self-proclaimed spy Yvette.
The revealed Mystic Eye. The mysterious Heroic Spirit and the lost child of the Dead Apostle.
The secret that the Astrology (Animusphere) department's Olga Marie has uncovered.

Within this intertwining case file of twists, the Mystic Eye auction opens--!




Case. Atlas' contract (Upper)[edit | edit source]

case. Atlas' contract (Upper) (case.アトラスの契約(上), Case. Atorasu no keiyaku?)

Sixth volume transcription





Case. Atlas' contract (Lower)[edit | edit source]

case. Atlas' contract (Lower) (case.アトラスの契約(下), Case. Atorasu no keiyaku?)

Case. Grand Resolution (Upper)[edit | edit source]

Case. Grand Resolution (Upper) (case.冠位決議(上), Case. Kan'i Ketsugi?)

Eighth volume transcription [T]
"Sacrifice your life for the most glorious thing"

As El-Melloi II and Gray were investigating Heartless's ghastly trail, they recived news of the "Crown rank decision."
All the nobles and agents assemble in conference. Of course El-Melloi II is included. However, disaster strikes as the aristocratic faction and democratic faction are both shaken up and the entire Mage's Association is thrown into disarray within a spiral of conspiracy.
Underneath the Clocktower a large labyrinth expands... and its survivor.
A mysterious, serial disappearance case.

And the equally competent rulers of the Clocktower.

Case. Grand Resolution (Middle)[edit | edit source]

Case. Grand Resolution (Middle) (case.冠位決議(中)), Case. Kan'i Ketsugi?)

Ninth volume transcription [T]
"Magi are traitorous beings"

Finally Dr. Heartless's objective is revealed.
El Melloi II who suffers from its contents. On the other hand, the Academic City, Slur, is assaulted by Heartless.
However, Reines and her team who are leading the counterattack come across an astonishing person beyond imagination.
Before the Grand decision, a chain of catastrophes.

The hidden truth behind the serial disappearance case. In the basement of the Clocktower, the intrigue of the Lords and their plans for the Spirit Tomb Albion, strip the wounded El-Melloi II of his fangs.

Case. Grand Resolution (Lower)[edit | edit source]

Case. Grand Resolution (Lower) (case.冠位決議(下)), Case. Kan'i Ketsugi?)

Development[edit | edit source]

Sanda Makoto (Red Dragon, Rental Magica). Volume one was announced for release at Comiket 87.

Manga[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II (manga)

The October issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed the Novel will receive a manga adaptation illustrated by Toh Azuma. It debuted in the magazine's November issue on October 4.[2] Published by Kadokawa Shoten, the first volume of the manga was released on July 3, 2018. The second volume is released on August 4, 2018 and the third on January 10, 2019.

Stage Play[edit | edit source]

Main article: Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: case. Adra Castle Separation Stage

Anime[edit | edit source]

After Type-Moon teased a new animation project, produced by studio Troyca, a TV anime special episode "Episode 0" for the series was set to air December 31, 2018, during the Fate Project Ōmisoka TV Special 2018. Handled by Troyca, a full anime TV Series named Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files -Mystic Eyes collection train(Rail Zeppelin) Grace note- (ロード・エルメロイⅡ世の事件簿 -魔眼蒐集列車(レール・ツェッペリン) Grace note-, Rōdo Erumeroi Nisei no Jikenbo -Magan shūshū ressha(Rēru Tsepperin) Grace note-?) was then announced to start airing July 6, 2019.[3] It adapts the "Rail Zeppelin" case of the Light Novel, while including anime original content.[4]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

Characters Trailers[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Also romanized as Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files

References[edit | edit source]

  1. From the Fate/strange Fake volume 1, Kinoko Nasu's afterwards (only in 2015 edition; missing in the Edition translated to English).
  2. The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II Manga Launches on October 4. Anime News Network (2017-09-04).
  3. Official Anime website
  4. Type-Moon's The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II Novels Get TV Anime in July. Anime News Network (2018-12-31)
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