Background[edit | edit source]
Five years ago, Champions from the Sea, together with Those Who Prevent the Extermination of the World Tree, the Iron Stake that Carves Knowledge, Those who Know the Rune of the God’s Sword and the Hammer that Tempers Gold within the Earth, attacked Brunhild Eiktobel's cabal out of fear that her nature as a Saint and Valkyrie would cause pure Norse-style magic to go into decline.
After destroying Brunhild's cabal, the cabals continually pursued her. They attacked other smaller Norse cabals so they would feel threatened and not attempt to support her, and killed children with no connection to magic just for speaking to her as she lay collapsed by the roadside. They also dug up the graves she'd made for the children that were killed by their attack and fed the bodies to wolves.
The cabals eventually captured Brunhild during a period when her Valkyrie and Saint sides were equal and she was reduced to the level of a normal person. Though they loathed her, they didn't kill her as they wanted to obtain certain spells which she had gathered which ordinary people couldn't use. Instead they tortured her, not just for information but also feeling joy from it. They also had a boy, Ceillier Flatley, become Brunhild's emotional support to make the torture more effective, however as the boy became closer to her, he grew guilty and confessed his role to Brunhild. Sometime later, a cabal member came to Brunhild and grinning, informed her that Ceillier had killed himself, presenting a letter with his last apology. Enraged, Brunhild broke her restraints and escaped.
Chronology[edit | edit source]
Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Kanzaki[edit | edit source]
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The cabal was crushed when Brunhild initiated her revenge against the five cabals. The attack left piles of bodies with all 1302 members having each arm and leg broken in two places, five ribs smashed, their right eye gouged out and a quarter of their liver ruptured.
The cabal's base, in an abandoned oil drilling material storage area in Ostend harbour, was later visited by Kanzaki Kaori, the Jeans Shop Owner and the Tour Guide, investigating the attacks on orders from Necessarius. Though the survivors were reluctant to speak of the crushing defeat, they deduced from the blood left behind that it was the work of a single individual that came charging through the base in a straight line.