Manga Translation: Rayearth 2 Volume 2

This translation of Rayearth  was intended to aid in the reading of the original Japanese manga release. These translations are not for sale. This is merely a secondary archive of the translations hosted on Cephiro.

The Disclaimer and background info:
The Book: Magic Knight RayEarth2 (2), Kodansha Comics Deluxe #663.
           ISBN4-06-319663-1, retailed at 680 yen.
The original Copyright (Japanese): CLAMP and Kodansha, 1995.
First printing: December 18, 1995.

  This "script" was written as an _aid_ for those who wanted to read the 
Japanese manga (as the US version is not available yet)... not for sale 
or for commercial/public use.  Yes, this includes all of you reading this 
on the World Wide Web via a fan-maintained RayEarth homepage!!  And the
not for sale applies to every case except if Kodansha wants to use it to 
make a US version, which I seriously doubt...  So, just keep it for your 
own personal use, OK?

  Much much thanks (as usual) to Steven E. Barnes and to all those on the 
CLAMP mailing list!

		Magic Knight RayEarth 2  --  Volume 2, Alpha 2

% indicates lines not spoken
$ indicates flashback lines
[ ] indicates lines in handwriting or captions
{ } indicates footnotes
< > indicates sounds
<< >> indicates spells, {} indicates what the letters in the spell mean

P.3
LANTIS
I will end the Legend of the Magic Knights with my own hands.

P.4
UMI
Which country is attacking now!?

<roar>

WINDAM
Fahren and Chizeta.

FUU
The two simultaneously!?

<roar>

HIKARU
Let's hurry!

P.5
<roar>

ASUKA
Oo--hohohohoho!
When I become the Princess of Cephiro, I'm going to make lots of places 
to play in the country!
And all the buildings are going to be made of candy!!
Oh oh!  Sanyun!
I'll make your room with peach donuts, Sanyun -- your favorite!

<the peach weighs heavily on top of Sanyun's head>

SANYUN
Y... yes.

<gongs>

ASUKA
What's the matter?

<swoosh>

P.6
<engine noise>

ASUKA
A curry pot?
{curry pot: a bowl used to serve curry sauce, that resembles a lamp}

CHANAN
<growl>
Asuka-sama!
You have not been studying, have you!?

ASUKA
Putting aside the annoying old man...

P.7
ASUKA
Sanyun, what's that?

SANYUN
<straightens up his back>
That is the mobile fortress of Chizeta, our neighboring country.
It is called Blavarda.

ASUKA
Chizeta!?  That tiny little country!?

TATRA
My!  It's a long dragon... it's so cute.

TARTA
It's not cute!
That is Doumu, Fahren's mobile weapon!

P.8
<maids look on, worried that there will be a fight>

TATRA
Oh, I know.
My my, Tarta, you are so short-tempered.

ASUKA
But why is Chizeta folk here in Cephiro?

CHANAN
For probably the same reason as you, Asuka-sama.

[ASUKA: Eh!?]

SANYUN
So the people from Chizeta are also planning to become the Pillar of 
Cephiro and take over this country.

CHANAN
Yes.
There is nothing you can't do in Cephiro if you become the Pillar.

<Asuka trembles>

ASUKA
They CAAAAN'TTTT!!

P.9
ASUKA
_I'm_ going to become the Pillar of Cephiro!!

<Asuka throws her arms and legs in a tantrum>
<grasp>
<Sanyun shudders>

I am INVINNNNCIBLE!!!

[SANYUN: AAArrrgggghhhh]

P.10
UMI (? speaker uncertain)
There are two Roads.

FUU
They are different from the Road from Autozam.
... does that mean that these are Roads from Fahren and Chizeta?

P.11
<gong>

ASUKA
What... IS this!?

CHANAN
I do not know.

<Asuka sticks her face to the orb>

ASUKA
It looks really cool.....

SANYUN
Oh, I must agree.

ASUKA
I want this.

<Sanyun trips>

CHANAN
You.... You want.....

P.12
ASUKA
It's cool!
I want it!
I waaaaaant it!!!

<hop hop>

CHANAN
Y- you do say that you want it.  However, we do not know where it has 
come from....!
But more importantly, what shall you do with such a giant thing!?

ASUKA
<turning>
I would sing with it, dance with it, play with it, and sleep next to it!

SANYUN
[AArrrgghhh]
U.. um.... I don't think it will fit in Asuka-sama's room...
and if you sleep next to it, you might get crushed...

<crush>
<Asuka keeps throwing the tantrum>

ASUKA
I WANT TO SLEEP NEXT TO IT!!

P.13
TARTA
Wh.. what is this!?

<pat>

TATRA
Oh!
It looks strong... it looks like we might lose...
[don't you think?]

<Tarta scowls>

P.14
TATRA
But since it's here, and it's not ours... it belongs to Cephiro or 
another country that is attacking Cephiro.

TARTA
What!?
Cephiro will be Chizeta's!!
I will see how strong they are with my Seirei!
{Seirei: Elemental spirit}

TATRA
Good luck.

TARTA
There are three of them!

TATRA
Yes, there are.

<Tarta gets mad>

TARTA
You're sending yours out too, Tatra!!

TATRA
My, my....

P.15
TATRA
Tarta, Tarta...  Are you lonely going by yourself?
You're so dependent on others sometimes!

TARTA
No I'm not!!!

<grasp>
<tap tap tap>
<bells>

Let's do it!

P.16
<bells>

TARTA
Appear!

<wind>

TATRA
Our Guardians Spirits!!

P.17
TARTA, TATRA
Djinn!!

<swoosh>
<pop>

P.18
<roar>

UMI
What!?

FUU
What is that sound!?

<roar>

P.19
<zoom>

HIKARU
Umi-chan!
Fuu-chan!
Be careful!!

P.20-21
<radiating energy>
<flexing muscles>

P.22
UMI
..... what is that?

<flexing muscles>

FUU
They look like... genies.

<flexing muscles>

HIKARU
They look like they're dancing...

UMI
<scratch scratch>
Are those... enemies?

[arrows: escapes reality
         brain operation stops]

<grasp>
<radiating energy>

P.23
[Yuk]
<blast>
<flash>

FUU
Kyaaaaaaa

HIKARU
Waaaaaa

UMI
Hikaru!
Fuu!

P.24-25
<splash>
<<Water Dragon>>!!
{"Mizu no Ryuu"}

P.26
<roar>
<vacuum noise>
<pop>

P.27
<gulp>
<Umi falters>

UMI
G.....
GROSS!!!!
[nnnnoooooooo!]

P.28
ASUKA
Ugh.... those things are gross.
What are they?

SANYUN
Those are the Djinn of the Chizetan princesses.

ASUKA
Jijii?
{Jijii: "gramps".  Informal Japanese term for old men, usually 
grandfathers... but can be used for old men in general.}

CHANAN
<growl>
DJINN!
They are Seirei!
[You really have been neglecting your studies, haven't you!?]

SANYUN
The Djinn are the Guardian Spirits that protect the princesses of 
Chizeta.

CHANAN
[yes, yes]
Similar to a knight.

ASUKA
[Ick]
I don't want such perverted knights.

P.29
<grin>

UMI
That's gross!  That's SOOOOO gross!!

FUU
I wonder which country those beings are associated with.

SELECE
They are Djinn, the Guardian Spirits of Chizeta.

HIKARU
Guardian Spirits....?

WINDAM
The Seirei that protect the two princesses of Chizeta.

UMI
Aren't Seirei usually a little cuter...?

P.30
[ASUKA: Yuk]

SANYUN
If that is Chizeta's...
Where are those from....?

CHANAN
Hmm.  The only countries that I have heard of that are currently 
attacking Cephiro are us, Chizeta, and Autozam.

SANYUN
But I think those are different from the weapons of Autozam.

CHANAN
Yes.

SANYUN
Does that mean that they belong to Cephiro?

<Asuka moves her ears>

ASUKA
Cephiro!

<patpat>

I can't tell what you are thinking, but you are really smart, Sanyun.

P.31
ASUKA
[There's no problem.]
If those belong to Cephiro, those will automatically become mine when I 
become the Pillar!
Sanyun!
Bring me a paintbrush and some paper!

CHANAN
<moves a brow>
Asuka-sama!
Surely, you are not intending on doing _that_, are you!?

ASUKA
I'm going to do _that_.
<trots away>

CHANAN
<follows Asuka>
I will not allow it!
There are numerous things which MUST be studied first regarding the use
of high-level illusions!
And furthermore, _that_ is....!

ASUKA
Sanyun!

<Chanan panics>
<opens scroll>

If Chizeta is using their Seirei...

P.32
<paints>
<moves hands about>

ASUKA
<<HA!>>
{"break".  Usually a martial arts call but in this case part of her
spell... not a laugh.  just so you know.}

<crack>

P.33
ASUKA
<<Secret Technique>>!
{deep, technique}
<<Dragon Art Reincarnation>>!!
{drawing, dragon, turn, life, spell}

P.34
<zoom zoom zoom>

HIKARU
What!?

<zoom zoom zoom>
<pat pat>

P.35
<zoom>

UMI
Wha.....

P.36-37
<zoom>

UMI
What IS thiiiis!!

[DRAWING: Ufufufufu---]
<Sanyun faints>

ASUKA
Oo-hohohohoho
If Chizeta is using something weird, we'll use a gigantic Sanyun!

CHANAN
<disappointed>
I don't think this is in good taste either....

P.38
ASUKA
[Ooh!]
Go, Gigantic Sanyun!
Defeat those tasteless perverts and make those cool things mine!

<Drawing reaches over>
<grasp>
<*chuck*>
[DRAWING: Waaa]

TARTA
<trembling in anger>
What is that?  That... thing with that foolish smiley-face!?

TATRA
My, it's cute.
That was so cute... the way it *chucked*.
[No?]

TARTA
It's not cute!
It *chucked* our Seirei!

P.39
TATRA
That was cute... the way it *chucked*.
<giggle>

TARTA
Shit!

<maids still looking on, worried>

Go!
Seirei Djinn!
Defeat that gigantic child!

<flash>
<slash slash>
<roar>
[DRAWING: Ufufufufufufu]

UMI
What... is this?
A monster movie?
[and are they ignoring us?]

UMI
It looks more like a movie from Hong Kong than a monster movie...

[DRAWING: Ufufufufufufufufufu]

MASHIN (dunno which one)
That is an Illusion that only the royal family of Fahren can use.

HIKARU
Fahren...

MASHIN (dunno which)
Both the user of the Illusion and the summoner of the Seirei have 
extremely strong Hearts.

P.40
FUU
Then there is a possibility that they might become the Pillar, like Clef 
said.

ASUKA
[KKIiiiiiiiii]
Those annoying Seirei!

P.41
ASUKA
If that's the case....!

<whoosh>
<clap>
<flash>

UMI
Wh, what!?

<boom>

P.42
<BOOM>
[TARTA, TATRA: KYaaaaaaaa]
<Asuka faints>

CHANAN, SANYUN
Asuka-sama!

P.44
<swoosh>

HIKARU (? speaker uncertain)
The Roads are disappearing!

CHANAN
<flap flap flap flap flap>  
This is why I kept telling her that she should not use high-level 
illusions.

SANYUN
The Road that Asuka-sama created...

CHANAN
She used too much mental energy.
The Road from Chizeta has also fallen behind.
We should retreat for now. 

[ASUKA: UUUugggghh.....]

P.45
HIKARU
%The Path.
%The Path that opens only to the Pillar of Cephiro.
%And the Challenge that awaits within the Path...

.... The Pillar of Cephiro....

P.46
<roar>
<shuum>

ZAZU
Is Eagle still asleep?

GEO
Yeah.
He hasn't moved a muscle.  He's been asleep since he came back.

ZAZU
Isn't it a little weird, even if we consider that Eagle likes to sleep 
and that he's using a lot of mental energy to make the Road to Cephiro?

P.47
ZAZU
I mean, he probably won't wake up for a whole day.  It would be okay if
this was a holiday, but we're attacking now...

GEO
Eagle....
Maybe he's hiding something from us.

P.48
GEO
Could you look over his FTO?
You never know when our Commander will want to do anything.
I'll look over him.
Everything's all right.

ZAZU
...okay.

<pat pat>
<shuuum>

GEO
Oh, could you look over my GTO, too?

P.49
ZAZU
What are you gonna give me?

GEO
[hmmm]
Booze.
I'll sneak you the best bottle from the storeroom.

<grin>
<grin>

P.50
<pssssss>

GEO
You're finally up.

<squeeze>

P.51
EAGLE
...... Lantis....

<Geo twitches>

I.......

<squeeze>

Cephiro.....

GEO 
Eagle.....

<Eagle gasps>

P.52
GEO
You are finally up, Commander.

EAGLE
Was I asleep the whole time....?

GEO
Yeah, since you collapsed in front of your FTO.

EAGLE
..... Did I say anything while I was asleep?

GEO
No.

P.53
EAGLE
<grin>
I am sorry that I fainted during battle.

GEO
As the Subcommander, I would like to know what we are going to do now.
I'll be waiting in my room.
Oh, and you can't go back to sleep now.
[see ya!]

EAGLE
I'll be right over.

<shuuum>

..... Lantis.... I am sorry...

P.54
<roar>
[MOKONA: Puu puu]
<glow>
[MOKONA: pupupuuuuuu]

HIKARU
Don't worry.  We're not hurt.

UMI
There's no way we could get hurt because they started fighting each 
other, ignoring us.
[Those genies and the giant Kyonsee...]
{Kyonsee: the name of a cute little zombie of a human child... a 
character in a Japanese movie that was released about 10 or 15 years 
ago.}

P.55
FUU
Fahren and Chizeta... they didn't seem too scary.

<footsteps>
<roar>

P.58
<shuuuum>

HIKARU (? speaker uncertain)
Mokona----

[MOKONA: Pupu?]

We're going!

[MOKONA: Pupupu---!]
<Mokona runs over>

P.59
<gasp>
<footsteps>

HIKARU
%Lantis....

[MOKONA: PUuuuuuu!]

P.60
<Mokona rubs against Lantis>
<Primera is shocked>

PRIMERA
Hey you!
Don't touch MY Lantis as if you knew him for a long time!
[Every time you see him!]
... wh... what?

[MOKONA: PUuuuuuuuuuuu]
<Mokona towers over Primera>

No.. no.. no... no...

<Mokona topples on top of Primera>

NO!

<the Magic Knights gasp>

P.61
PRIMERA
Help me, Lantis!

<footsteps>
<silence>
<Primera panics>

AAAaaaaaaa.....
Wait, Lantis!

P.62-63
LANTIS
<<Clefto>>.
{Spirit, beast, summon. "Seijyushoukan".}

<crack>
<screech>

P.64
<roar>

UMI
So that horse was actually magic.

P.65
FUU
....his voice IS very similar to Zagato's...

<flap flap>

PRIMERA
Uuummmm.
UUuuuuuuummmmm....

<Mokona rolls over>
[Kya!]
<point>

P.66
PRIMERA
I got it!!
You're trying to get in the way of the love between me and Lantis!
You're jealous because I'm so cute!!!

<Mokona has a blank expression>

What is that absentminded expression on your face!!?

<thud>

Kyaaaaaaaa

P.67
[PRIMERA: Get off of me!  I'm going to be crushed!!]

UMI
They seem to make a good combination.

FUU
Yes, they don't look like anything but good friends.

[PRIMERA: Gyaaa gyaaa... It's heavy---!!]

HIKARU
%Lantis... I wonder where he's going....

P.68
CLEF
Lantis....

$ (Lantis)
$<<Sandasu>>!!
${Thunder, invite, come.  "Inazumashourai".}

<crash>

P.69
<hissssssss>

$ (Clef)
$You have gotten stronger once again.
$Lantis.
$You now have enough magic power to become a Yil, and enough
$swordsmanship to become a Dal.
$You are the one and only Kailu in Cephiro.
$Your older brother Zagato is a Sol that helps the Prayer of 
$Princess Emeraude.
$And you, the younger brother, are the Chief Bodyguard that 
$protects the Princess....

P.70
$ (Clef)
$I am looking forward to see which of you will be stronger than 
$me first.

$ (Lantis)
$Guru Clef, you are the one that taught us our magic.
$And you are the supreme Yil in Cephiro.
$There is no way that we can win against you.

<Clef shakes head>

$ (Clef)
$Cephiro is a world of the Will.
$The strength of the Heart determines the outcome of 
$everything... whether it be the effectiveness of a spell, 
$success or failure, or even the future.
$Those who have a wish are strong... 
$like how Zagato is now.

P.71
$ (Lantis)
$.... Guru....
$You know about Zagato and Princess Emeraude....

$ (Clef)
$This is a beautiful world.
$There are no natural disasters, and the people here live 
$peacefully.
$Look.

P.72
$ (Clef)
$What creates Cephiro and preserves its peace is the Heart of 
$one girl.
$But....
$Who can protect that girl's Happiness?

P.73
$ (Lantis)
$Guru Clef....

$ (Clef)
$I think fondly of you and Zagato, my students.
$I have looked over the Pillar, Princess Emeraude, ever since 
$she was born.
$I do not want to see any of you cry.  I want all of you to be 
$happy.

P.74-75
$ (Clef)
$But happiness differs for everyone.
$Even if the wish that the Princess has sealed within her heart 
$becomes fulfilled, she....
$She would not forget that there are others who suffer because 
$of her wish...
$There are people that can't be happy even if their wishes come 
$true....
$Lantis...
$Is this world truly beautiful?

P.76
%"Is this world truly beautiful?"

$ (Zagato)
$Lantis.... disappeared.

<gasp>

$ (Emeraude)
$Why....?

$ (Zagato)
$I do not know.
$But it seems as though he has left Cephiro.
$I cannot feel his presence anywhere.
$Do you want me to find him?

P.77
$ (Emeraude)
$No...
$Knowing Lantis... he probably has some reason behind it.
$Please leave him alone.

$ (Zagato)
$As you wish.

P.78
<flap>
<footsteps>

$ (Clef)
$Zagato.

<Zagato gasps>

$.... do you have anything to tell me?

P.79
$ (Zagato)
$No.
$I have nothing to say, Guru Clef.
$Nothing.....

$ (Emeraude)
$I will summon the Magic Knights.

P.80
$ (Clef)
$You cannot!
$If you summon the Magic Knights, you....!

<squeeze>

$ (Emeraude)
$I....him.
$Zagato....
$.... I love him...
$I know that I will not...
$and cannot... be forgiven for this...
$but I cannot do anything about it....

P.81
$ (Emeraude)
$....even though it is my own Heart....

<splashes>

$ (Clef)
$Princess!
$You are this world's Pillar.
$But before that, you are human!

<splash>

$Even if you wish for your own happiness alone, no one can 
$blame you!

P.82
$ (Emeraude)
$Even if everyone else forgives me, I cannot forgive myself....
$Knowing that the people of this country will become unhappy....
$I alone cannot become happy....

<SPLASH>

P.83
$(Emeraude)
$%Guru Clef....
$%Please guide the Magic Knights that will soon be summoned.
$%It will be a hard battle for them.
$%Please help the Magic knights that will become involved only 
$%because of my own selfishness...

<glow>

P.84-85
<twinkle>

$ (Emeraude)
$%Please... provide the Magic Knights with Mokona.
$%And....

P.86
$ (Emeraude)
$%Please tell them, "I'm sorry"...

$ (Clef)
$Princess Emeraude---!!!

P.87
CLEF
%.... Lantis...
%The reason that you returned... as soon as Princess Emeraude,
%the Pillar of Cephiro, died....

<footsteps>

PRESEA
Guru Clef!

<Clef gasps>

U... um...!
[Hikaru's party have returned....]

CLEF
Sorry to surprise you.

P.88
PRESEA
You look rather pale....
Are you tired, perhaps...?

CLEF
No...
Presea.  My Students are dear to me.
I regret that I could not see Alcione again before she was obliterated.
I especially want the Magic Knights to become happy _this_ time.

P.89
CLEF
I want them to be Happy, having fulfilled their Wishes...

P.90
CLEF
%What creates Cephiro and preserves its peace is the Heart of 
%one girl.

%But....
%Who can protect that girl's Happiness?

%Is this world...
%... truly.....

P.91
CLEF
%..... beautiful?

P.92
PRESEA
Guru....

CLEF
If.... we find someone that is able to become the next Pillar, I plan to 
tell that person Princess Emeraude's life story.
Why the last Pillar died.
Why the Magic Knights were summoned.
Everything..... about the sad happenings that went on.
Princess Emeraude truly loved Cephiro from the bottom of her heart.
Of course, I love this country too.
That is why I want to save this country.

P.93
CLEF
But...
I never again want to see someone's Heart being ripped apart from the 
heavy responsibility that the position of Pillar calls for.

P.94
<footstep>

FERIO
I think so too.
The sad Legend must be stopped at my sister's generation.
Even if we locate a candidate for the new Pillar, we should tell that 
person about the potential tragedies that awaits someone that becomes the 
Pillar.
Even if....

P.95
FERIO
... it means that the candidate refuses to become the Pillar as a result.

[PRESEA gasps]

P.96
<hoofbeats>
<roar>
<crackle>
<break>

LANTIS
The Path to the Pillar....

%The Path that is taken by someone who can become the Pillar to 
%accept the Challenge.

P.97
<zoom>
<creak creak>
<whooshhhh>
<glow>

LANTIS
<<Cresta>>
{"Kakuenboujo"}

<pop>

P.98
<falling debris>

LANTIS
Where is the Path to the Pillar...?

<roar>

P.99
<click>
<whirrrrrrrrr>

EAGLE
This is the castle of Cephiro.

P.100
EAGLE
Everything here is made from willpower.

<beep>

What lies outside seems to be some sort of Magic that acts as a barrier.
We will not be able to conquer this castle by just attacking it.
And....  Our objective is not to seize the castle....

<beep>

GEO
I still can't believe it... that this big ol' thing is made of 
willpower...
[what scale!  It's not something a human can do....]

EAGLE
You heard a lot about the wonders of Cephiro when Lantis was in Autozam, 
right?

P.101
GEO
.... so Lantis.... was back in Cephiro....

EAGLE
Well, it is his native country.
<smile>

Is there something on my face?

P.102
EAGLE
Oh, by any chance, are there imprints of the bedsheets from my nap....?
<squeeze>

GEO
Is it really okay...?

EAGLE
Eh?

GEO
Is it really okay... to attack Lantis's native country?

P.103
GEO
Of all the lands that he lived in outside Cephiro while Lantis was a 
traveler, Autozam was where he stayed the longest.
He was always reticent and poker-faced... but when he was with you, his 
tensions disappeared...
I think that was because he truly trusted in you.
You know, you're a lot like Lantis.
You never change your mind.  You risk your life for what you believe 
in....

P.104
GEO
You're both square-headed.

[EAGLE giggles]

I thought that Lantis would stay in Autozam forever.
But....

<beep>
<whoom>

When the mental barrier surrounding Cephiro disappeared, and our top 
officials started having fits, saying that the Pillar must have died...

P.105
GEO
Lantis disappeared from Autozam...

$ (Lantis)
$.... Princess Emeraude.... died....

P.106
$ (Lantis)
$.... Zagato.... knew that this was going to happen...
$He said that the Princess would never throw everything away and live
$the way her Heart wanted to live....

P.107
$ (Lantis)
$Still, he couldn't keep from fighting for his own wish...
$"Please be free, Princess Emeraude."

$ (Eagle)
$Lantis.

<patpat>

P.108
$ (Lantis)
$...... I thought that it was going to end up like this....
$They cannot lie to their Hearts.
$But their Wishes were never going to be fulfilled.

P.109
$ (Lantis)
$Cephiro as it stands now.... cannot fulfill both of their wishes....

$Cephiro can not stand without the sacrifices of the Pillar.
$I...

P.110-111
$ (Lantis)
$I can't think that that is right.
$This tragedy should never occur again...
$I will end the Legend of the Magic Knights and the Pillar system with
$my own hands.

P.112
GEO
..... Autozam is a highly mechanized country.
They have quantified mental energy, and turned it into Power to move 
everything.....

<shrooom>

In that sense, it's similar to Cephiro where the Heart determines 
everything.

<beep>
<whooom>
<beebeep>

But one thing that is drastically different...

P.113
GEO
...is this polluted sky.
No matter what we make, no matter what chemical we synthesize...
We cannot get the skies of Autozam to clear.
The lands of Autozam are slowly being infected.

EAGLE
That is why... Autozam needs Cephiro's Pillar System.

P.114
<beep>
<whoom>

EAGLE
Cephiro, when the Pillar existed, was a peaceful place that always felt 
like spring.
I always looked at that blue sky from the control towers of Autozam....
and thought that someone who had a heart as pure as that sky was the 
Pillar that supported that country...
.... but....
Cephiro, after losing its Pillar, has become such a wasteland that 
nothing can exist outside of the castle.

P.115
EAGLE
The Heart of one girl, known as the Pillar, was able to control all 
natural activities within that world.
If we can figure out the logistics of the Pillar System, it might help us 
find the answer for the pollution problem in Autozam.

GEO
That is why... you approached your father, the president of Autozam...

P.116
EAGLE
Yes.  I was the one that suggested attacking Cephiro.

At this rate, Autozam will die out.
No matter how we cover the residential districts with domes...
The earth itself will die...
Before that happens... we have to try every possible solution...

GEO
Even if that means...
... the destruction of Cephiro as a result?

P.117
EAGLE
Yes.

<beep beep beep>

Fahren and Chizeta also seem to be attacking Cephiro...
but we have information about Cephiro that we have received from Lantis.
We should be at an advantage.

P.118-119
<Geo holds his head>

GEO
It's okay for you to betray Lantis....?

<twitch>

EAGLE
I have already decided....
All my wishes are always unyielding.

P.120
EAGLE
No matter what happens...

<sigh>
<pat>

GEO
All right!

<turn>
<wave>

Ever since I teamed with you, my life is at your disposal.
{argh, do what you want to do!]

P.121
GEO
<grin>
No matter what happens, I'll follow you.

EAGLE
<smile>
%.... Lantis, I'm sorry....
%but I will.....
%Cephiro.....

P.122
<roar>

CALDINA
Missies---!!

<squeeeeeeze>

I'm sooooo glad-----!
I was worried about you!
You're not hurt, are you!?
You weren't molested or anything?

UMI
How can a Mashin be molested?

FUU
We are all right.
It seems as though the visitors this time came from Fahren and Chizeta...

CALDINA
Chizeta!!

[HIKARU: <gasp> 
         whew, that was painful...]

The enemy kinda looked like this, then?

<shshshshsh>

P.123
<fanfare>

UMI
Yes!
It looked like a genie, and it was macho.... I hate macho guys.

[FUU: Macho....]

CALDINA
Hmm, so Princesses Tarta and Tatra of Chizeta are coming in on Plavarta, 
the moving fortress!
Those things were their guardian seireis, Rakoon and Rasheen!

HIKARU
You know so much.

CALDINA
I'm originally from Chizeta.

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
EEEEHHHHH!?!?!

P.124
[shock]

UMI
Caldina, you're not a Cephironian?
[then that Osaka dialect....]

<bells>

CALDINA
I'm...
a dancer.
I traveled all over the place, exhibiting my dancing as I went.

<bells>

[HIKARU: Waaaaaaaaa
         <clap clap clap clap clap clap>]

FUU
Then why are you still in Cephiro?

HIKARU
You stopped traveling to places?
[Although I'm happy to see you again....]

[CALDINA: ummmmmmmmmm..........
          <glance>]

P.125
CALDINA
Well, there were a lot of things that went on....

<Lafarga looks away>

LAFARGA
Magic Knights.
Did you see Lantis?

HIKARU
It looks like he went outside...

<twitch>

CALDINA
.... I wonder where that guy is always going out to....

LAFARGA
What reason is there for anyone to go anywhere, given Cephiro's current
state?

P.126
UMI
He always ventures outside the castle?

LAFARGA
Yeah...
Just about everyday since he came back to Cephiro.

FUU
That reminds me...
We were outside the first time we met him.

CALDINA
Lantis and Lafarga don't seem to get along very well.

LAFARGA
As soon as Princess Emeraude died, he came back from Autozam, an enemy 
country..... and he doesn't sit still in the castle but always goes 
outside.... it's impossible not to suspect him.

UMI
You mean....

LAFARGA
He may be a spy for Autozam.

P.127
HIKARU
NO!

[group is surprised.]
<blush>

UMI
... Hikaru....

FUU
Hikaru-san...

HIKARU
I don't think... that's the case.....

P.128
CALDINA
Why do you think so?

HIKARU
[ummmmm
 ummmmm]
Although I don't have any reason to say that....
Um... I don't think he's like that.....

<pat>

LAFARGA
You shouldn't be troubled.

[MOKONA: Puuuuuuuuuuuu]

P.129
HIKARU
Mokona....

[MOKONA: Pu!!
         Pupu!]

<lightning>

P.130
<roar>

ASUKA
[OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh!!]
The princesses of Chizeta have bad taste!!
On the other hand, that thing was awesome.

["that" points to Mashin]
<rub rub>

CHANAN
Asuka-sama-----!!!
You collapse like that because you use high-level illusions so 
foolishly!!

<rustle>
<plug>

ASUKA
I can't hear anything.

<running>

CHANAN
Asuka-sama-----!!
[to waste food like that----!!]

[SANYUN: aaaaahhhhhh....]

P.131
<roar>

TARTA
[WOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!]
What was that huge child----!!?

TATRA
<dazed>
It's probably from Fahren....

TARTA
How do you know, Tatra-neesama!?

TATRA
Well, it's Autozam and Fahren that are supposedly attacking Cephiro.
No matter how I look at it, that cute balloon-like child can't be from 
Autozam.
So... it's probably the Illusion used by the royal family of Fahren.
Chizeta... our country.....

<clap>

P.132
TATRA
... is REA-LLY SMALL!

<blip blip>

TARTA
You don't have to say it so forcefully.....

TATRA
That's why Chizeta wants to increase the size of their land.

TARTA
Yeah!

TATRA
I understand why Autozam is attacking... nobody can live under their 
atmosphere.  And that's probably why they are attacking Cephiro.
But Fahren is a prosperous country.  I wonder why they are endangering 
themselves to come to Cephiro?

TARTA
I don't care about that!!
No matter what reason, Cephiro----!
Cephiro will be taken by Chizeta!!

P.133
TARTA
We got behind, thanks to that gigantic kid!
Nee-sama!

<Tatra has a carefree smile... like Mokona>
<tug>

We have to make a road again... to Cephiro!!

<fanfare>

P.134
<clap>

TARTA, TATRA
The road of light!
Reach Cephiro so we may fulfill our wishes!

<glow>

P.135
<whirrrrrrrr>

P.136
<roar>

ASUKA
HA!!

<flash>

P.137
<roar>

P.138
<zoom>
<roar>

P.139
ASUKA
[O-hohohoho]
Wait for me, Cephiro!
I will be right there to make you into a country full of candy!

<flap>
<hoofbeats>
<roar>

LANTIS
%Another part of the ground is disappearing...

P.140
LANTIS
%..... Only the Pillar can stop the destruction of Cephiro.
%But.....
%There is no evidence that a new Path has opened anywhere in Cephiro.
%If another Pillar is born, it only means the beginning of a new 
%tragedy...

P.141
LANTIS
%Magic Knights....
%I must make those girls the last ones that become involved in a battle
%that has nothing to do with them... the last ones that get hurt as a
%result...
%The girl from another world......
%I did not even ask her name.

P.142
LANTIS
%Her eyes... were like Eagle's eyes.
%The eyes of someone whose Heart is stronger than anyone else.

P.143
<lightning>
<footsteps>

HIKARU
%I wonder why I said that....

$NO!!

%It's not like I know a lot about him....
%I only talked to him for a little bit...
%Then why......

[MOKONA: Pupuu?]

P.144
HIKARU
I don't know... my chest seems to hurt.

[MOKONA: Pupu!?]

Oh.  It's not an illness or an injury.
I'm all right!
[Oh, maybe it's...]

[MOKONA: Puuuuuu...]

.....maybe it's because I'm so hungry that I'm feeling sad.

<Mokona trips>

Mokona!  Let's go eat some snacks!

<Mokona shakes head>

.... Oh yeah, you don't have to eat anything.
You don't have siblings or a mother.

P.145
HIKARU
... aren't you lonely being in Cephiro all by yourself...?

[MOKONA: Puu]

<huggle>

I'm your friend, Mokona.  I'm a comrade that fought with you.  So are 
Umi-chan, Fuu-chan, Clef, and everyone else... okay...?

P.146
UMI
Hikaru---!
Hikaru----!
.... She's not here....

FUU
I thought that she went back to our room with Mokona-san...

UMI
But she wasn't there...

<shhh>

Hikaru....
I thought she would get hungry soon.
[and so I got this from Caldina...]

FUU
When Hikaru-san is hungry, she loses energy....

<flop>

P.147
UMI
But that's not the only reason why Hikaru isn't as energetic as usual.

FUU
.... You are right.

UMI
I can't forget....
Even if it was what Princess Emeraude wanted...
I can't forget.... what we did.....

P.148
<glow>

FUU
Being summoned so suddenly from Tokyo.
Fighting as Magic Knights.
And being returned to our world before we could do anything...

UMI
Um, Fuu..?
What do you think about this world?
Cephiro, where willpower determines all.

P.149
UMI
They say that it is a very peaceful country when there is a Pillar... but 
is that really true?
To me...
The Pillar looks only like a Sacrifice for the stability and peace of 
this world.

P.150
UMI
To say, "if Everyone is Happy, Personal Happiness doesn't matter"....
That's not normal.

FUU
...... Did you notice, Umi-san?

UMI
Eh?

FUU
Clef-san has never said once that Cephiro is a Beautiful country.
Because we know what Cephiro was like when Princess Emeraude was still 
here...

P.151
FUU
Because we saw the blue sky and the green trees...
We believed without a doubt that Cephiro, when the Princess was at peace 
of mind, must have been even more beautiful and peaceful then what we 
saw.
Clef-san has not said once that this world is Beautiful.
Maybe Clef-san realizes that.....

PP.152-153
FUU
... that the Pillar System, which is what makes this world exist, is a 
mistake...

UMI
Clef....

FUU
But we are Strangers.
We do not even know who summoned us this time....
We do not know if we are here until the new Pillar is determined, or 
until the war against the other countries come to an end...

P.154
FUU
But, if that Someone's wish becomes fulfilled....
We have no choice but to go back to Tokyo.

UMI
I know.
We are not residents of Cephiro.
We are just Passers-by that are in this country only for a moment.
We haven't met anyone from Cephiro other than Clef's group...

FUU
We are Strangers that know nothing about the actual good and bad things 
about this country.
... we have no authority to say what this country should do....

P.155
FUU
From the viewpoint of someone that lives in Cephiro....
We Magic Knights must be felons that murdered the Pillar.
The fact that we didn't meet anyone that was not related with Princess 
Emeraude in the last battle seems so matter-of-fact considering the job 
of the Magic Knights.

Umi-san...
Why did you feel that you wanted to fight for Cephiro once again?
As Clef-san says, we are not involved in this current battle.  We might 
really die this time.
Then why....?

P.156
UMI
Clef... Presea...
It's because I want to protect all the people I met in Cephiro.  
No matter who summoned me, I am here right now.
I like the people that I got to meet here in Cephiro.  Although I haven't 
met anyone outside the group, it's a country led by them.  I never want 
the people I love to be unhappy.
If saving this country results in protecting the people I care about, I 
will do it.

P.157
FUU
I feel the same way.

<grasp>

I never want to fill my heart with regret.
And... I want Umi-san and Hikaru-san to be happy, too.

UMI
So do I.
I want both Hikaru and Fuu to always be smiling.

<giggle>

P.158
UMI
Especially Hikaru.  She always takes things personally...

FUU
Hikaru-san is really strong... but you can't keep your eyes off her.
It's exactly like the last time we were summoned.

UMI
Let's get stronger for the people we love.
......but....

P.159
UMI
I still don't like the Pillar system of this country!

FUU
... I do not like it, either.

P.160
MASHIN
Girls from another world.

<gasp>

Roads from other countries are approaching Cephiro!

UMI
Chizeta!?

FUU
Or is it Fahren?

HIKARU
Or..... Autozam....!?

P.161
<glow>

HIKARU
%...... I will fight.

UMI
%...... for myself.

FUU
%...... for my own Heart.

P.162-163
HIKARU
Rayearth!

UMI
Selece!

FUU
Windam!

<glow>
<roar>

P.164
HIKARU
Umi-chan!
Fuu-chan!

FUU
Hikaru-san!

UMI
<gasp>
Hikaru!  Aren't you hungry!?  Are you feeling sad!?

HIKARU
..... I feel a little sad.

UMI
<panicking>

Aaarrgghhhh.... the candy I had in my uniform isn't here!!

HIKARU
I'm okay!  I can hold my hunger!

FUU
Yes.  We should get them to go back soon, and we'll have tea when we get 
back to the castle.

<roar>

P.165
ASUKA
Oooooooooo!
Those cool things are here again!
I'm making that mine!
[kya kya]

SANYUN
Um......
I don't think it will fit in Asuka-sama's room....

ASUKA
I'll raise it in the backyard, so there's no problem!
Sanyun!

<wave>

[Gimme!]
The string!!

CHANAN
I will not allow it!

P.166
CHANAN
<growl>
How ludicrous... to use an illusionary spell of even higher level than 
Dragon Art Reincarnation!
You are still way, way, way, way, way uneducated to use the spell!

ASUKA
<trot trot>

[ignoring]
Get it out, Sanyun.

CHANAN
No, Sanyun!!

ASUKA
Get it out!
Sanyun----!!!
[Hmmmmmmm?]

P.167
<tremble tremble>

[ASUKA: Kyakya kyakya]

CHANAN
Asuka-sama----!

<whoosh whoosh whip whip>
<tug>
<whoooooosh>

ASUKA
HA!

P.168
<screech>
<glow>

HIKARU
A dragon!?

<whooooooosh>

P.169
<shhh shhh>

ASUKA
O--hohohohoho, I'm ready now!
[kya kya]
Here we go!

<<Secret Technique! 
  Illusionary String>>!!
{illusion, spell, string}

<tug>

P.170
UMI
Eh!?
Eh?
Eh??

<zoom>
<clang>

HIKARU
What's happening!?
Umi-chan!

UMI
I... I don't know!
My hands are moving by themselves!

<whoosh>

P.171
<thud>
<whoosh>

FUU
Kyaaaaaa!

UMI
Fuu---!!!

P.172
ASUKA
O-hohohohoho!
I showed YOU!
A secret only known by the royal family of Fahren -- the Illusionary 
String!
Those who are controlled by these strings...

<whoosh>
<TUG>

... move exactly the way I want them to move!

P.173
<whoosh>
<zoom>
<scratch>

HIKARU
Waaaaaaa

FUU
Kyaaaaaa

UMI
What's going on!?
Selece!

P.174
SELECE
It is the Illusion of Fahren.

UMI
Illusion!?

P.175
ASUKA
O--hohoho
Now that cool thing will move as I wish!

<Sanyun and Chanan have worried looks on their faces>
<Asuka grins>

P.176
ASUKA
I can do stuff like this!

<monkey sound>
<Selece makes a monkey sound>
<spinning>
<Selece spins>
<dancing>
<Selece dances>

HIKARU
U... Umi-chan....

<twist>
<sway>

UMI
No....!
It's not me!
I just MOVE!

P.177
<grasp>
<gasp>
<step>

ASUKA
So!
Let's get this over with!

<Asuka stops>

P.178
<grasp>

UMI
Since this is an Illusion, this is also Fahren's fault, right!?

SELECE
Yes.

<glare>
<tug>

ASUKA
Kiiiiiiiiii----!

<yank>
<point>

P.179
<grasp>

UMI
Uggghhh......

<Umi holds on>

ASUKA
You....!
You're such an impertinent.....!!

PP.180-181
ASUKA
<<HA>>!

<jump>
<thud>
<whoosh>
<slam>

P.182
<whoosh>

FUU
<<Guarding Wind>>!!

<roar>

HIKARU
Umi-chan!

FUU
Umi-san!

UMI
<shakes>

I don't know if this is just an Illusion or if it is Magic, but attacking 
Hikaru or Fuu is not funny!!

P.183
<flash>

HIKARU
Waaaaaaaaaaaaa

FUU
Kyaaaaaa

P.184
<reaching>

UMI
Hikaru!  Fuu!

<tug>

%Something....
%....is wrapped around me...!?

P.185
ASUKA
O---hohohoho!

<tug>

Well, time to finish them off!

<flap>

PP.186-187
UMI
<<Blades of Ice>>!!
("Kouri no Yaiba")

<chopping>

P.188
<snaps>
<thud>

ASUKA
Gyaaa!
Sanyun!

<squish>

SANYUN
A... Asuka-sama....
Are you all right...?

<sob>

ASUKA
I'm all right.

<smile>
<faint>

Sanyun!

[CHANAN: Well done!]

Why you......!

P.189
<roar>

TARTA
Doumu...
... and the thing from the other day!

TATRA
My, my, my.
Looks like we're a little late.

TARTA
Damn Fahren...!

P.190
TATRA
That's not a weapon of Autozam's.
And it's not Fahren's.
It's from Cephiro after all.
Cephiro is a world of will.
That means... that thing is also made from willpower....
Looks like a tough enemy.

<smile>
<grab>

TARTA
Well, we just have to defeat both!

<roar>

P.191
<roar>

HIKARU
What's that!?

<roar>
<beep, beep>

EAGLE
Roads from Fahren and Chizeta.

<beep beep>

P.192
<roar>
<whirrrr>
<grind>

EAGLE
Ugh......

ASUKA
Kyaaaaaaaa

P.193
<thud>

CHANAN
Asuka-sama!

<roar>

P.194
<crash>

TARTA
Kyaaaaaaa

<rumble>

TATRA
Tarta!

<grab>
<push>

......Autozam.

P.195
<rumble>
<concentration>

PP.196-197
<faint>
<roar>

P.198
<crack>
<gasp>
<snap snap>
<snap crackle>

GEO
Eagle!
Eagle!!
What's wrong!?

<slap slap>

He used too much mental energy!
He fell asleep while connected to the computer!

ZAZU
It can't be!  He'll use up all his mental energy!
We have to cut the cord fast!

GEO
It's more dangerous to forcefully cut off the connection!
His consciousness would black out with the computer!

P.199
<clank>
<beep beep beep>

ZAZU
What are you trying to do, Geo!?!

GEO
I'll send my mental energy straight to his brain and wake him up.

ZAZU
That's too violent!

GEO
It's better than letting him become a vegetable!

<whirrrr>
<beep beep beep beep>
<concentration>
<beeep>

P.200
<twitch>

GEO
Wake up, Eagle!!

<twitch>

EAGLE
....... Geo......

ZAZU
[whew]
Eagle!!

GEO
<sigh>

You shortened my life....

EAGLE
By any chance, did I fall asleep?

P.201
GEO
No chances here... you were.
You almost fell asleep for good.

<nod nod>

EAGLE
<mumbling>

.....we don't have much time left......
I have suppressed the Roads from Fahren and Chizeta.

<smile>

Let's keep the armies from those two countries from entering Cephiro.

P.202
HIKARU
Three Roads!?

<dash>

UMI
NO!  You can't go through that Road!
Hikaru!

<roar>
<plunge>
<sinking>

P.203
<sinking>

HIKARU
Ugghh.....

<swoosh>

UMI, FUU
Eh!?

P.204
<twitch>

GEO
Eagle!

ZAZU
<gasp>

A Mashin entered the Road that Eagle made?

GEO
What!?

<roar>

P.205
HIKARU
..... a battleship!?

EAGLE
Mashin....
A red..... Mashin.....

<beep beep beep>
<beeeep>

%A girl!?

HIKARU
%Someone... is looking this way.....?

<roar>

PP.206-207
<screeech>

HIKARU
%This is....
%Eagle of Autozam...?

EAGLE
%Legendary Magic Knight.....

P.208
<crackle>
<boom>

HIKARU
Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh

<plunge>

UMI
Hikaru!

FUU
<<Winds of Reprimand>>!

<roar>
<fluff>
<grasp>

UMI
Hikaru!

FUU
Hikaru-san!

P.209
FUU
Let's go back to the castle for now!
We don't know what went on inside the Road, and I am worried about 
Hikaru-san.

GEO
Eagle!

EAGLE
%.... She came into the Road that I created....
%The Pillar of Cephiro has to go through the Path to the Pillar and
%accept a Challenge.....
%Lantis said that.....

....a Path.....
The Path to the Pillar....

P.210
<roar>

UMI
Hikaru!

FUU
Hikaru-san!

<hoofbeats>

[MOKONA: Pupuuuu puuuuu]

P.211
FUU
<<Healing....

<touch>

LANTIS
It looks like she used too much of her Heart....
Healing spells do not work on fatigue.
.... Let her rest.
Where is her room?

P.212
UMI
Oh, um.... this way.

<footstep>

HIKARU
Eagle.

LANTIS
%She fought against Autozam.
%Eagle... you came to Cephiro......
%Looking for this world's Pillar system....

P.213
<kneel>

RAYEARTH
One of the Magic Knights has passed through the Road created by someone 
from another country.

-----To next stage-----

Pirated CLAMP Newspaper for Magic Knight RayEarth 2, Vol.2

P.214
SD MOKONA APAPA
Magic Knight RayEarth is now in its second volume.

SD SATSUKI
Hello everyone, this is the Pirated CLAMP Newspaper.

SD NEKOI
The second volume is full of battles and confusion as the three companies 
approach Cephiro.

SD OOKAWA
Mokona seems to be really prominent... what will happen to it!?

[SD MOKONA APAPA: Even the Mashins were bowing down to it.

SD SATSUKI
And Hikaru was able to enter the Road that Umi-chan bounced off of.
[the story becomes more and more mysterious.]

P.215
SD MOKONA APAPA
So!!  What is going to happen now...!?

SD OOKAWA
To be continued.

[SD MOKONA APAPA: Nooooo... It's on my mind.....
 SD NEKOI: You ogre.... you devil....]

SD SATSUKI
The TV version of RayEarth safely ended its run.

SD OOKAWA
But you can watch anime on video or LD's.

SD NEKOI
The anime ending is different from the manga ending, so please watch both 
if you can.

[commercial]

SD MOKONA APAPA
There will also be four script books for the anime version of Magic 
Knight RayEarth.

SD OOKAWA
And there will be a book of the character/place settings that Mokona drew 
for the anime and the manga coming out next February.  Please pick that 
up too.

[end commercial]
<hop>

Mmm?

P.216
The cat that we introduced in the back of RayEarth2 volume 1 is now 8 
months old and has grown to adult size.

SD MOKONA APAPA
The cat has learned to be sweet when it first wakes up and for meals, but 
it still won't let us touch it much.
[oh.... so cute... let me pet you just once...
 CAT: Heheee]

The cat has gotten used to its surroundings and now walks around the room 
as if it owned the place.  It talks a lot, too.

[CAT: Meooooooooooooooowww
	Miyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooowww
	Miiiiiiiiiiiiiyaaaooooooooooooowww]

SD NEKOI
I have no idea what it is saying.

SD SATSUKI
We take it that it wants to play, and we chase each other up and down the 
hallway.
[woooooooooooooooooo.....]

<running footsteps>

SD NEKOI
It is rather good exercise.

[SD SATSUKI: <pant><gasp><pant><gasp> It's tough for someone out of 
shape...]

It likes this chase, but it also likes to watch video games.

<plaster>
<hop hop>
<gnaw gnaw>

[SD SATSUKI: Don't bite...
 SD OOKAWA: You're in the way---!]

P.217
It especially likes the Saturn version of Magic Knight RayEarth, and it 
would even hop up from its nap and dash to the TV to watch if it heard 
the music.

[it especially likes the magic.]

SD OOKAWA
But I want it to stop stepping on the reset button.

SD SATSUKI
Yup.
[My Majin Tensei game...]

SD MOKONA APAPA
Why do cats step on things they shouldn't step on?

SD NEKOI
Yeah... it never comes near me except for when I'm coloring.... it 
splashed water on the paper.
[the drawing was fine because I was using Liquitex, which is insoluble in 
water, at least....]

SD MOKONA APAPA
I had black ink spill all over the desk, then the face of the character 
on my color illustration that I just finished was stepped on with an 
inked paw, and then it ran all around the room with that inky paw and I 
had to clean the carpet...
[of course I had to redraw the color illustration... and I didn't have 
any time...]

<sob>

SD NEKOI
Yeah, that was really bad.

SD OOKAWA
As you can see, it is growing up really well.
[oh my...]

<nibble nibble>

[SD MOKONA APAPA: What do you mean, "as you can see"!?  OOooooooh!!!]
<light punches>

SD NEKOI
If there is something to inform in volume 3 of Magic Knight RayEarth 2, 
we will draw it in.

So we will see you again in volume 3.

SD FUU
Um..... I thought we were the main characters of this book....
<smile>

[SD UMI: Fuu, you tell them!
 SD HIKARU: Animals are so cute....]

-----To next stage-----

Character Profiles.

First page top: Tarta
Origin: Chizeta
Favorite things: Father, Mother, Martial arts training, Tatra (for now)

  Chizeta's younger princess.  Sometimes very stubborn, but an honest and 
kind princess at heart.  Is worried about the small size of the country, 
and wants to make it even slightly bigger for her parents.  That is why 
she decided to come to Cephiro.  The king and queen of Chizeta, however, 
have no problems with a small country, and just wish that their people 
live in peace and happiness.  She practices her martial arts every day, 
and studies to be a better lord, but cannot win against her older sister 
no matter what she does.

First page bottom: Tatra
Origin: Chizeta
Favorite things: Tarta, tea

  The older princess of Chizeta.  Always happy and sanguine, but there 
seems to be something more underneath.  Although she seems weak and 
ditzy, she is the best at martial arts and learning in Chizeta.  Tarta 
seems to mind the fact that she has never won against her older sister.  
Tatra is rather indifferent about coming to Cephiro.  She loves to drink 
tea and tries to hold tea parties even during battle when there is time.  
She also seems to enjoy Tarta losing it when the tea parties are held 
during battle.

Second page top: Rakoon and Rasheen
Origin: Chizeta

  The guardian spirits that protect the princesses of Chizeta.  It seems 
to function like guardian angels for the royal family of Chizeta.  Rakoon 
guards Tarta and Rasheen guards Tatra.  Their personalities are said to 
differ slightly, but not much is known.  Since they are spirits, they do 
not have a basic shape and can morph into anything.  They usually seem to 
be in a shape resembling a genie.

Second page bottom: Asuka
Origin: Fahren
Favorite things: Confectioneries (esp. peach donuts), mischief, Sanyun

  A child as anyone can see.  The Empress-to-be of Fahren.  She is the 
only heir and her parents have passed away, so she has grown up spoiled, 
but she is also honest and kind at heart.  She decided to come to Cephiro 
from purely childish materialistic desires: she wants to become a pretty 
princess and do whatever she wishes.  Sanyun's mother was her nanny.  She 
hates to study, and is always scolded by the sage Chanan -- but she never 
gives in to him.  She controls the illusionary spells passed on only to 
the royal family in Fahren to fight the Magic Knights.

Third page top: Sanyun
Origin: Fahren
Favorite things: Asuka, books

  The loyal servant of Asuka, who grew up by her side.  The face 
resembles a gag-manga character, but is actually very thoughtful and 
studious.  He studies day and night about many things, hoping that 
someday he will be helping Asuka when she rules over Fahren.  He cannot 
use illusionary spells because he is not of the royal family, but is 
excellent at martial arts and at archery.  He seems to have a fondness 
for Asuka, but has no intentions of telling her because of the social 
class difference.

Third page bottom: Chanan
Origin: Fahren
Favorite things: apricot wine, shoulder massages

  A Cabinet member of Fahren.  He currently rules over Fahren as the 
young Asuka wouldn't be able to handle it.  A relative of the royal 
family, he can use a little bit of illusionary spells.  He has hopes that 
Asuka will become a great empress with the correct guidance, based on her 
illusionary ability and bright, honest and kind personality.  Thus, he 
treats her fairly harshly, so Asuka thinks of him as a "preachy old man" 
but he doesn't mind.  He hopes that Sanyun will help the somewhat clumsy 
Asuka in the future.