Magic is used with the heart; following Cephiro's principles, the success, failure and strength of magic depends on one's will. Magic exists in different forms and elements, can be imparted by the knowledgeable and powerful (namely Guru Clef), and is learned by reaching into oneself and grasping the word that comes to mind. The kind of magic one learns depends on the individual, for it is the magic that chooses the user. Spells are not to be used frivolously, lest there be repercussions. Magic further exists in scrolls and items.
CLEF. Cephiro's supreme Iru (Sorcerer) and the only one to carry the title Guru; his skill is known across the land. He protects and supports Cephiro alongside Emeraude, whom he has watched over her entire life. As Guru, he passes magic onto those with potential and teaches them to wield it effectively, amassing numerous pupils over the years. He gave Emeraude the promise to help and guide those summoned from the other world on the path to become the legendary Magic Knights. Though he looks like a child, he is 745 years old. Likes silence, dislikes noise, and enjoys going on walks and talking to spirit beasts.
ALCYONE. A powerful Iru (Sorcerer) who learned magic from Clef. A wielder of ice elemental magic who travels the sky on her spirit beast. When the Pillar disappears, she sides with Zagato, whom she loves, and is the first to pursue the girls from the other world to destroy them. Though she is quite crafty with the timing of her attacks, the Magic Knights ultimately defeat her. When she returns to Zagato, he extinguishes her life.
Further capable magic users are covered in the respective chapters.
Mentioned by name only fleetingly, they are depicted in several scattered scenes and illustrations, most notably around the Magic Knights, who each command a different element. They seem to appear in groups and represent the elements.
Further elements that make an appearance are Ice, Dark and Light.
Summoned creatures are not just called upon to assist in battle, but also frequently employed as means of transport by magic users. The rider need not necessarily be the summoner. They are divided into spirit beasts and monsters, the latter being manifestations of fearful hearts. Monsters can have attributes granting them elemental or physical resistance or immunity.
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