The Anti-GREMLIN Alliance attack on the North Sea Sargasso was a disastrous operation done by the British military for the Anti-GREMLIN Alliance in attempt to stop GREMLIN from constructing Gungnir. Led by false information, the troops were taken into a trap by Loki and the Sargasso is destroyed.
Loki, a member of GREMLIN, who was commanded by Othinus to protect the Sargasso in the North Sea as she and the others concentrate on constructing Gungnir, believed there was a traitor in their midst. Doubting his comrades, he formed a dome surrounding the real Sargasso base of GREMLIN in Tokyo Bay in order to fool the traitor he believed in their midst. The celestial bodies in the dome corresponds to the coordinates in the Sargasso in the North Sea, and there, Loki waited for those who have fallen for his ruse.
Anti-GREMLIN Alliance's decisionEdit
- Main article: Anti-GREMLIN Alliance conference in New York
After Ollerus disguised as Thor determined the location of the Sargasso he is on through Marian Slingeneyer's notes, he discreetly sends the information to the Anglican Church by borrowing the Mokkerkalfe's heart that allows it to remotely control the mountain-like giant. England has already sent out several magicians through their secret transportation network that allowed them to fill the entire world with those known as magicians without anyone knowing just for this task, and such an effort was not in vain. For although the Sargasso is probably hidden by a special barrier, British magicians scattered throughout the world was able to detect and intercept the signal sent from within. Moreover, it is likely that other magic groups in cities of the European Union bordering northern seas may long had suspected of the location of the Sargasso's general location before the investigations began, waiting for the signal to attack.
This information is later received by Queen Elizard, and later confides it to the rest of the Anti-GREMLIN Alliance as they meet in New York City that it she has information of where it is. Elizard suggests the use of standard forces comprising of America, Russia, England, and France, while the magical forces however, will be led by England, Rome, Russia, and France, though requiring other countries to double duty. Hearing this, Russia and France readily agreed.
Elizard then asks President Roberto Katze on how much firepower they could use. Roberto answers that since the House of Representatives is still itching for revenge over the invasion of Hawaii, he can get immediate approval from them for an attack on Sargasso. Roberto states that he can officially use the military stationed at four overseas bases in allied nations and if Sargasso is in international waters or the territorial waters of America, the European Union, or any other allied nation, he can have ballistic missiles fired in the name of having a test launch. And though he cannot use any nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, he can at least have them fill the warhead with bunker clusters. Concerns over straining of the relationships between the countries later arise after Roberto's politically dangerous suggestion, to which he concludes by saying that he'd rather have countries gaining grudges with each other for what they will do than have the world destroyed today. Krans R. Tsarskiy then asks where the Sargasso might be, to which Elizard states may be in the North Sea or the sea near Iceland.
Carissa, William Orwell, and the Knight Leader of the Knights of England were chosen for this operation. Carissa and William Orwell who willingly allowed themselves to be imprisoned in the Tower of London were release for the emergency operation. For this operation, they were allowed to use two mobile fortresses, the Queen Mermaid and the Hotel Ariel. A third one, the Fly in the Heavens could not be prepared for them in time. While the mobile fortresses could move quickly across the sea and through the air, they could only be deployed instantly within a certain range. Carissa, William, and Knight Leader made preparations under the assumption that the enemy base would be located within that range.
The attack was made up mostly of British forces, led by Carissa, William Orwell, and Knight Leader. The plan was for the British forces to approach Sargasso and attack it as the first wave, and then have America and Russia attack it for the second wave. By the second wave, Kamijou Touma and his Imagine Breaker should arrive as well and be used to destroy the equipment used to produce the lance. After the island's bombing, the landing forces consisting of the knights and the three would attack GREMLIN's flank while they were wholly focused on defending from the front. That way, they could exterminate GREMLIN before they could use their many strange spells.
The three arrive by air on one of the oil platforms using its heliport, and would then continue toward Sargasso by boat.
The attack on SargassoEdit
Several military boats approach Sargasso. There, Carissa receives word that America and Russia will be a little late, and though the other two can enter as the second wave of attack, they determined that they will take all glory for themselves. William Orwell asks when Touma will get here, to which Carissa states that he should arrive by the second wave, and notes that due to Academy City's Supersonic Passenger Plane he may arrive before the American and Russian forces.
As the island became visible, it is bombed by several Grape Jelly bombs and the Mont Blanc bombs. As the attack takes place, William notes on how Carissa's methods never change, and warn her that due to the incident she caused in England, the British Halloween, GREMLIN may had analyzed her methods. Carissa replies that if one removes all the waste and search for the optimal usage of one's weapons, everyone will ultimately arrive at the same place. She states that a military run by a nation needs an attack method that is impossible to avoid even if one knows it is coming. As the begin to land on the island, Carissa isn't optimistic enough to think that the bombing was enough to kill all the members of GREMLIN, but believed that since they still have the physical body of a human, then they can be killed.
Landing on the island, they are informed that there is no need for gas masks for there were no toxic substances detected after the bombing. Thus, they and the British forces begin their search for GREMLIN. Then, they here a voice up on a wrecked tanker in the island. His name is Loki, and he introduces himself to them. He comments that "Lady Othinus" gave him the task of protecting the Sargasso of the North Sea with his life. His explanation is cut short however, after he is shot through the throat with an arrow fired via the Robin Hood spell. Loki then fell from the tip of the tanker he was standing on and slammed to the ground. Carissa then ordered all of her men to continue moving forward.
Loki suddenly rises, explaining that he is just an illusion and the real Loki is nowhere near the area. He explains that he was suspicious of his teammates and worried about a spy, so he created an artificial sky over Sargasso and altered Marian Slingeneyer's notes. Reports from the landed forces state that the teams have found no trace of the magic god or the production of the lance in the island: it is completely empty. Carissa and the others then realize they have been led to a false Sargasso on the other side of the world. The illusion bids them farewell and disappears, just as the place is bombed.
The conference in New York later receives the report from the disastrous operation. Of others, it included Orsola Aquinas and Sherry Cromwell who provided support through information organization in London's national library, as well as Leivinia Birdway herself, who is then receives the shocking location of the true Sargasso. Thus begins the invasion of Tokyo by GREMLIN.
It is unknown what if any of the forces that landed on the Sargasso in the North Sea suffered any casualties as a result, it is known that the Second princess, the Knight Leader, and Acqua survived as they were shown aboard the Hotel Ariel and were mobilized for the manhunt for Othinus and Kamijou Touma.
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Chapter 2 Part 8
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Chapter 2 Part 2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Chapter 2 Part 3
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Chapter 2 Part 5
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 2 Part 5
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 2 Part 8
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Chapter 2 Part 9
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 12 Part 1
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