The Anti-GREMLIN Alliance conference in New York was an unofficial meeting held in later November by several representatives of powerful nations to find an answer against the GREMLIN threat and make a general offensive against them.
The conference was made at the exact same time as GREMLIN began their move in creating Gungnir, as such, they were caught unawares by GREMLIN's manipulations of what people hoped to gain, stalling any sort of decision the alliance tried to make. Othinus, leader of GREMLIN, was later able to create Gungnir and destroy the world, making the conference a complete failure.
However, due to Touma's efforts, Othinus later reverts the world back to normal, with the coalition unaware of it. They later try to hunt her and Touma down after he sides with her, and through Touma's actions, manage to convince the coalition not to further pursue the matter. They later broadcast to the world the conclusion of their attempts against Othinus and beseech the world not to give in to their fear and hatred for people like Othinus.
After the events of the invasion of Hawaii, the United States have become wary of GREMLIN, to the point where even the House of Representatives were boiling over their desire for vengeance. This most likely increased after the events of Baggage City as well. As for the other countries, all of them have a rich history related to magic and Christianity. As such, when Ollerus and his ilk revealed to them the extent of GREMLIN's plans with the world destroying Gungnir, a world where GREMLIN, a Norse-based magic cabal, replaced Christianity worried them.
For this purpose, Roberto called for a secret and unofficial meeting among representatives of chosen nations, all of which has strong connections to the magic side and have good reasons to oppose GREMLIN. Although Roberto wanted the United States on the attack against GREMLIN for political reasons, he still wanted Academy City to cooperate with them. This however falls through as they could not contact Aleister Crowley.
Prior to joining the conference, Elizard has already received the secret message from Ollerus, the spy within GREMLIN, and had apparently sent out 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 the task of finding Sargasso. Such a task 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. For her purposes, she forces both William Orwell and her daughter Carissa out of imprisonment, and instead had Knight Leader aid them instead of being her bodyguard for the conference. They are in standby in a naval port on the northernmost edge of Scotland, waiting for their orders.
Secret Service personnel are with the President, as such they are also used as security for the conference. A few representatives also brought with them bodyguards, such as Kanzaki Kaori for Elizard, and Sasha Kreutzev and Vasilisa for Krans R. Tsarskiy. Agnese Sanctis, Lucia, and Angelene meanwhile, are in the library connected to the United Nations building tediously checking out documents for any magic power that has been hidden inside.
As for the venue itself, it was chosen instead of the White House as so that the political journalists in Washington will not be able to snoop around them. Moreover, as to make it look like the gathering heads of state seem natural, Roseline had people manipulate the stock market, making it look like the G-14 were having an emergency meeting.
After the heads of state have gathered, the members begin their business in a small conference room with the security personnel stand guard outside. The Secret Service however, was responsible for security inside the conference room. The first order of business was the summation of the events related to GREMLIN that led to their current situation.
Anti-GREMLIN Alliance attack on the North Sea Sargasso
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After everyone has been briefed on the fantastical topics of the current situation of GREMLIN, the lance of Gungnir, and Sargasso, Roseline speaks to summarize and clarify what they just discussed.
Elizard says that she is correct and that the information comes from a spy in GREMLIN. She then says that what matter most is the creation of the lance at Sargasso as it is very dangerous. Roberto doesn't understand and compares it to a nuclear weapon. After the other state heads take turns explaining the danger of the lance of Gungnir, Elizard says that it must be stop before it is finished. Roberto then asks how they will find it, noting the extremely difficulty of such a task in such a short timeframe. Elizard says that it is not impossible, surprising Roseline. Elizard not only gives an example but confides to them that England had a secret transportation network that allowed them to fill the entire world with their magicians. Elizard comments on the Roman Catholic Church and its countless followers, assuming that the Church may have a large scale magic to utilize each member of the Church who is wearing a symbol of their Church. Pope Pietro Yogdis says that he can think of a few but has shut them all down since the dissolution of God's Right and shall never see the light of day so long as he is around. And thus it is revealed that already know the location of Sargasso, apparently waiting for a proper deliberation from all the members of the conference before making a decision. 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. And thus begins the Anti-GREMLIN Alliance attack on the North Sea Sargasso.
GREMLIN invasion of Tokyo
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Little did they know that the attack on the North Sea Sargasso was a trap and a complete disaster. After receiving word of the disastrous mission, the members do not have time to grief over their failure as immediately after they are forced to counter GREMLIN who has begun their move, an invasion of Tokyo.
The alliance have their work cut out for them as GREMLIN puts pressure on their enemies, distributing what people desired to gain in order to prevent their enemies to unite and defeat just like what happened against Fiamma of the Right during World War III. With this, the alliance could not launch a counteroffensive against GREMLIN quickly enough. Roberto chastises a Japanese representative over the phone, asking why they have yet to make a move against GREMLIN, demanding consent that the United States should intervene. After the representative doesn't give a satisfactory response, Roberto ends the call. Elizard says that he should've asked what Academy City intends to do, though Roberto doubts that they would've known anyway. Roseline says that the Japanese government is divided on the issue, and Academy City has made no announcement. She is amazed at GREMLIN for intentionally created this current balance of power. With the clock ticking and with the Japanese government neutered into focusing in moving their government elsewhere before taking action, Roberto deliberates on his choices. Pietro then says that Academy City will make their move soon, though he has doubts if Academy City will bother distinguishing between friend or foe. The Maiden of Versailles then says that she doubts that Academy City even completely trust them, conjecturing that they another magical group will try to attack them within the confusion caused by GREMLIN, something that is only favorable to GREMLIN itself. The Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Krans reminds them that doubts and constraints are all part of GREMLIN's attempt to buy time, and that they need to have as many people they can at least trust. However, no one agrees with his assessment as there was no time. Roberto then asks Elizard if the Anglican Church have a hotline with Academy City, as they have joined forces during World War III. Elizard points out that it was the Anglican Church's doing and the British Royal Family was barely involved. Elizard then states that the Church as well wasn't able to contact Aleister since the end of the War. Out of allies, out of options, and out of time, Roberto contemplates what they should do. His stupor is later broken by Roseline, and there Roberto gave a small smile. He says that what they should do hasn't changed, and tells them that they should make a vote. One of the people there asks if they are using democratic decision to distribute responsibility, to which Roberto says that only those who go along with their plan will become responsible. Thus the alliance finally makes their move against GREMLIN.
Considering their desperation, it is most likely that the alliance agreed to break international laws in order to stop GRMELIN. It is likely they that asked Russia to send out unarmed bombers over Tokyo to force them to take action, intending to have them believe that if the government of Japan won't do anything, then others will. It is likely that they are also the ones who sent out a convoy of supply ships from Saipan heading towards Tokyo.
VS The World
Unbeknownst to them, Othinus has already changed the world countless times and have reverted it back to the one Touma remembers. The magic members of the international coalition, the Anglican, Roman, and the Russian Churches later try to bombard Othinus with countless shooting star-like attacks. However, Touma, who have come to understood Othinus through the countless worlds that Othinus have subjected him, negates them and saves Othinus.
Immediately after stopping the international coalition's magic attack on Othinus and declaring his intention on saving her even at the cost of making the world his enemy, Touma and Othinus spirits away from the group and vanish.
President Roberto Katze, Queen Elizard, Pope Pietro Yogdis, Patriarch Krans R. Tsarskiy, and the Maiden of Versailles are still in the UN Headquarters when they hear the news. Roberto receives the information through the soldiers gathered there, UAVs, and military satellites, and is shown to be worried. Krans says upon hearing the news says that Touma's actions does not fit with his previous behavior. Roberto replies that Touma has had contact with GREMLIN a few times before. Krans references the events of Hawaii, Baggage City, as well as that in Academy City, and wonders that there may be a reason on how Othinus allowed Touma to live back in Baggage City even though she has absolute power. The Maiden of Versailles cuts in the conversation, saying that it not the issue as of the moment. Elizard adds that saying Touma is innocent because they know him isn't enough now as the doubts have begun adding up, and reiterates that the only way to stop the chaos surrounding the world is to attack and eliminate the source. Elizard explains that if they don't do it, human society will soon boil over with fear of Othinus. Despite Elizard's position, she, seeing Touma's power in action many time before, knows how painful it is to know that Touma is now their enemy.
Thus, the international coalition begins mobilizing for the manhunt for Othinus and Kamijou Touma, with the three major churches releasing the restrictions on specially sealed spells. As Elizard watches as her fellow representatives begin their preparations, she thinks that it might be better to leave the matter to "official" groups like the SAS and MI6, as she thinks extreme irregulars using supernatural power might actually give him a way out. Roberto sighs as the events unfold before his very eyes. Without much of a choice, he says that they can only continue as normal. He says that they will find the "Othinus faction" and destroy them as it is the only way to prevent society from growing any more unstable.
With that, the coalition later somehow find that Touma and Othinus are in Denmark and direct their forces there. The Pope and Roman Catholic Church relieves Agnese Sanctis, Lucia, and Angelene of their positions as security for the meeting of the international coalition and have them and the rest of the Agnese Forces sent to Denmark. They are transported there by their ally the United States of America through the use of their stealth bombers, and are further bulked up by the inclusion of elites from the Russian and Anglican Church. The Patriarch and the Russian Orthodox Church relieves Vasilisa and Sasha Kreutzev of their bodyguard duties for Krans and are sent to Denmark through unknown means, though it is likely they arrived with the Agnese Forces.
The Queen and the Anglican Church relieves Kanzaki Kaori of her bodyguard duty and has her rendezvous with Princess Carissa, William Orwell, and the Knight Leader on the Hotel Ariel just off their recent mission. Likely with her blessing, she allows Index, Leivinia Birdway, and Lessar to go to Denmark as well, with Lessar in communication with their forces. France also plans to mobilize their own forces as well.
Finally, the President and the United States of America, not having any magicians with them, send out commandos to Denmark for Operation Norse Wind. There, the coalition monitor the actions of their units from the New York.
After seeing one-by-one, each of their agents foiled by Touma and Othinus, the magic side representatives look in astonishment after Roberto willingly releases Touma after he successfully argues his and Othinus' case to him. He later apologizes to them and says that he is their enemy now. Apparently, Roberto meets no reprisal for this.
From a UAV and through Ingrid Martin's observations, Roberto is able to get a glimpse on what is happening near Egeskov Castle as Touma tries to stop Othinus from killing herself. Ingrid asks the President what to do, to which he says he is also trying to figure it out what to do, not being able to fully grasp the situation as Othinus uses her magic. Roberto then asks if she can continue to keep track of Touma and Othinus' conversation. Ingrid says that there'll be a lot of static but it would be possible. Roberto continues speaking and says that though he knows that it would be a difficult request for you since she is tasked with cross-borders operations he still asks her if she is able to declassify the footage of Touma's battle with Othinus. He says to her that he wants to show the two to the world as they are and he wants to ask the world for forgiveness. Knowing how this would be affect the President's credibility as it would take more of the blame than anyone else on the actual scene, Ingrid becomes frustrated. She tells him, with all due respect, that it would definitely harm his approval ratings and that both Touma and Othinus are not American citizens. Despite this, Ingrid already knows what Roberto will say: "So what?" Thus, despite her remonstrations, Ingrid is forced to follow his commands. With this, Roberto intends to hand the fate of Othinus to the world's judgment.
Roberto tells the others that he will be holding an emergency press conference, asking the others what they will do. Elizard says that she will leave that to people who want to stand out in public and says she'd rather handle the internal announcement. She says that she is worried that she won't easily calm her military obsessed daughter, who was eager to be deployed, and had her mobile fortress destroyed. Roberto is amazed and asks if she isn't dead set on killing Touma and Othinus anymore. The Patriarch cuts in and asks not to tease the Queen Regnant too much. With a sigh, he then says that he will focus on reaching those people in places America's voice cannot reach. The Pope also says that he can provide assistance as well. They then turn to the representative of France, the Maiden of Versailles. She says that France never sent anyone in the first place, and as such they have no reason to struggle as well. The Queen then says that it seems one of the world's problems is how the clever have a way of going unnoticed. This later leads to a small fight between them.
The representatives do their speeches to their chosen their chosen constituents. Each of their speech having a unique characteristic of their own, Roberto's speech gives the people the power to decide for themselves on what to do to Othinus, and then later seals it by challenging humanity, by saying that he wants humanity's strength to be tested along with them. Krans' speech is much more forceful, referencing their religious views more in his speech, and shows his intention of Othinus making up for his sins and being saved as an example to the world that anyone who goes to the wrong path can be saved as well. The Pope's speech is similar to Roberto's speech, though his intention in having Othinus saved by using the metaphor that Othinus' is like a mirror to reflect their own hearts, and that people who metes out vengeance upon her would only be using violence as well, something that Othinus once did. Finally, Elizard's speech praises Touma's actions and uses the fact that he came to an answer that none of them could achieve as an example on what they should do, saying as that they couldn't achieve what Touma had done and have lost to their fears, then they must act as losers does, indirectly telling them that they can only let Othinus live.
After witnessing Touma attempt and save Othinus, and later after the Fairy spell fully consumes her and then her into a 15 centimeter being, one of Roberto's soldiers, likely Ingrid Martin, throws a radio communication to her. Roberto says that at her current state there would be no way to keep Othinus from breaking out of an American prison, and as such there is no point in throwing her into even a maximum security prison. The Queen then cuts in and says that even if Othinus' current form and total amount of power contained have changed, she is still closer to being a magic god than human, though she has been weakened too far to ever use again. She then wonders about Othinus' lifespan in her current form, saying that since throwing her into a cell won't likely make a single difference to her, imprisonment will not accomplish anything. She then says that they need to create a new punishment that will be especially effective against her and only her. Othinus is then told that she must forever watch the world of happiness that she went as far as suicide to look away from, the greatest punishment humanity can give to her now that they have achieved victory over a magic god. Thus, Othinus is subjected to an ironic fate that she had once subjected Touma to those many worlds ago.
List of participants
|United States of America||President Roberto Katze||Roseline Krackhart||Roseline is part of the conference.|
|United Kingdom||Queen Elizard||Kanzaki Kaori||Kanzaki is bodyguard for the Queen.|
|Vatican||Pope Pietro Yogdis|
|Italy||Unnamed foreign minister||Arrived with the Pope.|
|Russia||Patriarch Krans R. Tsarskiy||The girls are bodyguards to the Patriarch.|
|France||Maiden of Versailles|
Agnese Sanctis, Angelene, and Lucia are part of the security an are in the library analyzing newspapers for magic as part of their transition in going back to the Roman Catholic Church. It is unknown if they came with the Pope as part of his entourage. Leivinia Birdway is also part of the conference, though seems to have no voting power. She is referred to as an illegal, and is apparently there to listen to the meeting and await orders.