The World of Magecraft (魔術世界, Majutsu Sekai?), also called the World of Magi (魔術師世界, Majutsu-shi sekai?), refers to the workings of magi throughout the world, and, in a more general sense, to the supernatural side of the Nasuverse as a whole where magi live and interact separate from the rest of human society.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The world of magecraft is kept separate and secret from the mundane world by way of the Concealment of Mystery (神秘の隠匿, Shinpi no intoku?), enforced by the Mage's Association as its first principle.[1][2] Policies manages this enforcement, with their management beign divided into three tasks: the preservation of the world of magecraft, control over the magi contained within it, and mediation between them and the mundane world.[3] Likewise, Sealing Designation Enforcers protect the laws of the world of magecraft.[4]

Magecraft organizations[edit | edit source]

  • Mage's Association
    • Clock Tower (London) - the greatest power in the world of magecraft,[5] its headquarters, and the highest institute of learning[6]
    • Atlas (Egypt) — one of the three major branches of the Mage's Association specialized in Alchemy.[7][8]
    • Wandering Sea (Northern Europe) - one of the three great organizations in the world of magecraft, said to be the primordial, final "wall"[9]
    • Prague Association/Central Association of Alchemists[10] (Czech Republic) - Classical alchemists and "magi of finance"[11] pursuing the transmutation of elements. On extremely bad terms with Atlas.[10][7][8]
    • Sponheim Abbey - An institution that works closely with the Clock Tower.
    • Thule Society - Hoarders of the original Runes, which they hold onto and keep secret even while Rune Magecraft is declining.[12]
  • Yggdmillennia (Romania) - Declares independence from the Mage's Association in the world of Fate/Apocrypha.
  • Spiral Manor (China) - Magus organization in China that, while weaker in influence, may have more overall members than the Mage's Association. Currently holding a feigned nonaggression pact with the Mage's Association and Middle Eastern magi.[13]
  • Summit Court (China) - A smaller magus organization in China who retained their rights to connect to their foundations from the Age of Gods. Ruled by the Ten Officials, who are all Xian. Wuzhiqi was one of the Ten Officials, but was later banished from it.
  • Middle Eastern magi - Currently holding a feigned nonaggression pact with the Mage's Association and Guan.[13]

Other organizations[edit | edit source]

  • Holy Church - The side of the church that works within the same sphere as the Mage's Association.
  • United Nations - The United Nations has connections to the world of magecraft, acting as one of the supervising bodies over Chaldea Security Organization along with the Mage's Association.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kara no Kyoukai - 5/Paradox Spiral - Chapter 6
  2. Mahoutsukai no Yoru - Chapter 6: "Like a Dog"
  3. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 4: case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper) - Chapter 2 Part 4
  4. [v] Fate/Grand Order - Seal Designation Enforcer

    Seal Designation Enforcer
    The beginning has passed.
    With fists of iron protect the laws of the world of magecraft, and guard its most secret treasures.

    封印指定 執行者
    既に口頭は過ぎた。
    鉄拳を以て、魔術世界の規律を正し、
     魔術世界の秘宝を護る。

  5. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Prologue
  6. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 3: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Lower) - Epilogue
  7. 7.0 7.1
    [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: The Atlas Academy [Place name], P.060

    The Atlas Academy [Place name]
    The institute Sion belonged to, and one of the three major branches of the Association. Located in the Atlas mountains of Egypt, it is a place where those dedicated to the study of alchemy gather. Colloquially known as the Giant's Pit.
    Unlike the modern alchemy that rose to prominence in the middle ages, the alchemy studied by Atlas could be said to be the progenitor of sorcery. For some reason they are on extraordinarily bad terms with the Prague Association, and even the Clock Tower, the very heart of the Association, keeps their distance.
    In order to avoid the "end" proven by their first director, they endlessly create and dispose of weapon after weapon.
    There is a saying in the Prague Association: "Lift not the seal of Atlas, lest ye destroy the world seven times over."
    …The reason being that the weapons created there to save the world are ultimately nothing more than tools that will further its destruction.

    アトラス院【地名】
    シオンが所属していた学院で、魔術協会三大部門の一つ。エジプトはアトラス山に門を構える、錬金術師の学院。俗名として巨人の穴蔵とも。
    中世から主流となった現代錬金術とは異なる、魔術の祖と言われる錬金術師の集まり。プラハ協会とは致命的に仲が悪く、魔術協会の心臓部·時計塔からも煙たがられている。
    初代院長が証明してしまった“終末”を回避する為の兵器を延々と作り上げ、未来永劫に廃棄し続けている。
    曰く、アトラスの封を解くな。世界を七度滅ぼすぞ——とはプラハの錬金術師の言。世界を救う為に作り上げた兵器は、更に惨たらしく星を焼く道具にすぎなかったのだ。

  8. 8.0 8.1
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Atlas Institute [Place name], p.175

    Atlas Institute [Place name]
    One of the three major branches of the Association. Located in the Atlas mountains of Egypt, it is a place where those dedicated to the study of alchemy gather.
    Unlike the modern alchemy that rose to prominence in the middle ages, the alchemy studied by Atlas could be said to be the progenitor of magecraft, and an attempt to unravel the truth of the world.
    For some reason they are on extraordinarily bad terms with the Prague Association, and even the Clock Tower, the very heart of the Association, keeps their distance. They are colloquially known as the Giant’s Pit.
    In order to avoid the “end” proven by their first director, they endlessly create and dispose of weapon after weapon.
    There is a saying in the Prague Association: “Lift not the seal of Atlas, lest ye destroy the world seven times over.”
    …The reason being that the weapons created there to save the world are ultimately nothing more than tools that will further its destruction.
    Though calling it “one of the three major branches of the Association” sounds nice, in reality it is more like an independent think tank. They have been known, on rare occasions, to loan out their alchemists to other mage’s associations and even the Holy Church upon request.
    In order to hire an Atlas alchemist, however, one of the written contracts issued by the Atlas Institute is required. Only seven of these contracts were ever issued, and the Atlas Institute considers their recovery a top priority.

    アトラス院【地名】
    魔術協会三大部門の一つ。エジプトはアトラス山に門を構える、錬金術師の学院。
    中世から主流となった現代錬金術とは異なる、魔術の祖、世界の理を解明する錬金術師たちの集まり。
    プラハの協会とは致命的に仲が悪く、魔術協会の心臓部・時計塔からも煙たがられている。通称、“巨人の穴蔵”。
    初代院長が証明してしまった“終末”を回避する為の兵器を未来永劫に作り上げ、廃棄し続けると言われている。
    曰く、アトラスの封を解くな。世界を七度滅ぼすぞ―――とはプラハの錬金術師の言。
    世界を救う為に作り上げた兵器は、更に慘たらしく星を焼く道具にすぎなかった訳である。
    三大部門と聞こえはいいが、実際は独立した頭脳集団。希に、他協会や聖堂教会からの要請で錬金術師を貸し出す事もある。
    アトラスの錬金術師を借り受けるには、過去アトラス院が発行した“契約書”が必要となる。七枚しか発行していないこの契約書を回収する事がアトラス院の当面の目的だとか。

  9. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century Official Release Sypnosis
  10. 10.0 10.1 Melty Blood Block C: 2/The Alchemist of Atlas - Extra Alchemist
  11. Mahoutsukai no Yoru - Chapter 8 Extra Story: "Whiteboard"
  12. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 2: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper) - Chapter 4 Part 2
  13. 13.0 13.1
    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: The Mage's Association [Organization name], p.073 [T]

    The Mage's Association [Organization name]
    An organization created to protect those who seek to learn sorcery, regardless of nationality or field of study. (On paper, anyway.)
    Their mission is the management, concealment, and advancement of sorcery.
    In order to protect themselves from that which would threaten them (be it the Church, rival organizations of magi, or the monstrosities that punish humans who break taboos), they accumulated military might.
    In order to further the advancement (degeneration) of sorcery, they built research facilities.
    And, in order to deter crimes committed with sorcery, they created laws.
    Their headquarters is located in London, and goes by the unofficial name of "The Clock Tower".
    It seems that in the beginning the Association was divided into three great branches, including the original associations that predate the Clock Tower. That is, the "Giant's Pit" of Egypt, and a cluster of associations based in northern Europe called the "Sea of Estray". However, ever since the Clock Tower became the headquarters, mingling between the branches has been on the decline.
    Also, they are fundamentally incompatible with the sorcery foundation of the Middle East and the ideological sorcery of mainland China, and the three groups are currently feigning nonaggression.

    魔術協会【組織名】
    国籍・ジャンルを問わず、魔術を学ぶ者たちによって作られた自衛団体。(無論、名目上ではある)
    魔術を管理し、隠匿し、その発展を使命とする。
    自らを脅かすモノたち(教会、自分たち以外の魔術団体、禁忌に触れる人間を罚する怪異)から身を守る為に武力を持ち、
    魔術の更なる発展(衰退ともいう)の為、研究機関を持ち、魔術による犯罪を抑止する為の法律を敷く。
    本部はイギリスのロンドンにあり、“時計塔”の異名を持つ。
    始まりは三大の部門に分かれていたらしく、エジプトの“巨人の穴仓”,北欧に根を張る複合協会“访律海”と呼ばれる原協会もあるが、時計塔が本部になってからは交流が廃れる一方だとか。
    また、中东圏の魔術基盤、大陸の思想魔術とは相容れず、互いに不可侵を装っている。

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