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The Coral Street Shopping Mall shooting occurred on November 10, and is a precursor to the invasion of Hawaii. It was a series of simultaneous attacks in Oahu, concentrated in Coral Street Shopping Mall, initiated by Saronia A. Irivika to eliminate Leivinia Birdway and of the Kamijou Faction, as well as Roberto Katze, early before they threaten the plans of GREMLIN for Hawaii.

PreludeEdit

After, the failure of Cendrillon to defeat Kamijou Touma, and his faction, after she was drawn out of by Leivinia, she aids Cendrillon into fooling Touma and the others by making it look that she forcibly took control of her, most likely knowing the inevitability that they would begin trying to find her as a member of GREMLIN and delaying as much as she can before they could figure out her plans.

Saronia was correct, as Leivinia mentions to Touma that she indeed draw out another magician after Cendrillon decommission, and wants to draw her out as well.[1]

Roseline Krackhart assassination attemptEdit

Despite this, Saronia proceeds with her plan, having manipulated persons to do her bidding, one of them, Edward Torke was manipulated to attack Roseline Krackhart,[2] who was staying at Hotel Firefly, room 4911, along with a general of the United States.[3] This soon fails, as Accelerator, with the instruction of Leivinia, captures three of these people, one of them being Edward, for the analysis of Saronia's spell and her identity.[4] Roseline and company would later move into a government vehicle after the incident.[5]

Saronia becomes aware of his failure and is undeterred by it, believing that since now she knows of how many of the Kamijou party there is, and of their determination, she could use it to her advantage. There she mobilizes one of her pawns.[6]

The shootingEdit

The attack begins just after Leivinia finishes her explanation of Saronia's identity and powers to Accelerator in Coral Street Shopping Mall.[4] As the shooting begins, Saronia realizes that Leivinia is skilled enough to determine herself, though requiring the presence of her spell to determine danger. Here, she also mobilizes several mind-controlled hostages that were children.[7] Leivinia is shot several times at the back, but survives due to her Hanged Man arcana card to represent her, destroying that card. Accelerator later catches the perpetrator, a large black man, and later discovers that he is not being mind controlled, and that one of his loved ones is just being used as hostage by Saronia. After some talking by Leivinia, in despair, the man tries to shoot himself, but is stopped and is knocked unconscious by them.[8]

At the same time as this, the car that Roberto Katze was using was battered by another car.[9] Here, Roberto discovers that the man is not actually mind-controlled but is simply being used due to his love one, his niece, being a hostage. The man is crazed and is desperate, but hesitates in shooting the president, which opens up an opportunity for Roberto to talk him. Using charisma and the embellish of the truth,[10] Roberto manages to convince him that they have a chance against the enemy that's controlling the government, the ones who has taken his love one hostage. Roberto states that all those who were acting strangely were of varied backgrounds, no one thing linking them together, but their queer gazes, which he figures out that the man's niece maybe have been one of them. Here, Roberto asks the man, since he is not being manipulated via mind control, regarding the one manipulating him in order to launch an attack.[11]

Leivinia's counterattackEdit

With the assailant disabled, Leivinia contacts Touma and forms a plan against Saronia. She tells Touma of the prospect of Saronia having ways to detect their movements, and that they need to come up with a countermeasure. Touma worries about the people controlled, though Leivinia states that they have no choice but to engage them as they need to draw GREMLIN out of hiding. With that Leivinia orders Touma, along with Shiage and Umidori to find as many of the normal people fighting for the sake of a hostage as they can, to get them on their side, as well as determine how many hostages they need to save. This would be easy for them, as they are going to be targeted. Touma, Shiage, and Umidori are later engaged against a shoot out by another assailant.[12] In a lull during the attack, Touma contacts Misaka Mikoto with Misaka Worst to aid them by disabling the cameras that Olay uses to spy on them and relay information to Saronia, as well as aid them in stopping the people trying to shoot them due to Saronia using their loved ones.[13] In Leivinia's front, she posted members of her cabal in all nearby exits to block Saronia's paths of escape after finding out that she was in the same mall. She also decides that she can track her down if she tries to refine her life force in order to create mana for her magic, knowing that she'll need to use magic for self-defense even though she'll get tracked.[14]

After ten minutes of waiting, Saronia wonders what have happened and then begins ordering her hostages that she controlled, four children under the age of ten, to shoot adults using machine pistols that she called buzzers. She also attaches clay explosives on their wrists, instructing them to press the trigger when the adults capture you, with the children none the wiser on what they were doing or what they were carrying. Saronia plans to use the children to stir up chaos in order to escape Leivinia, she tries to contact Olay Blueshake for aid in order to know where Leivinia, and by extension, her allies, whereabouts but is interrupted by the people whose loved ones she used as a hostage against them.[15]

Explosion in the mallEdit

The revolt of the hostages' family did not hinder Saronia, but only hastens her plans on eliminating. There she orders the children she controlled began shooting at their family members but was stopped by Accelerator's arrival, blocking the gunshots with his powers, and removing the explosives that they tried to detonate away from them. The explosives detonated, and at this point Saronia decides to retreat, but is being pursued by both Touma and Shiage. She, still in fear of Leivinia and not knowing where she is, could not decide what to do next, as the combined forces of Touma, Shiage, Accelerator, and the family members of the loved ones she controlled began to surround her.[16]

An explosion later occurs that was set up by the combined forces of GREMLIN and Trident, though Touma and the other did not know of the time. Seeing the situation, Touma and Accelerator are forced to move the children to a safer location, while Shiage jumped into another location. The both of them later discover that this was not the children being controlled or the victims' loved ones or even Saronia, but soldiers with assault rifles. Touma allows Accelerator to engage the new enemies while he deals with negating the effects of mind control of the children.[17]

End of the shootingsEdit

A combined group of GREMLIN and Trident appears before Accelerator, though he is unaware of this fact as at that moment. One of them shoots at him, though his redirection esper powers made short work of him, though strangely, they do not seem worried. Accelerator charges towards them, however, suddenly, he begins bleeding. Here, he quickly deduces that he has done some magic by having his movements mimic a magic ritual. Injured severely, Accelerator is powerless to do anything against being shot. However, he is later saved by the timely arrival of President Roberto Katze, and from there the shootings end.[18]

AftermathEdit

Saronia escapes to White Beach Golf Club, and contacts Olay Blueshake regarding the premature use of Trident. Olay reasons to Saronia that if she was captured there the plan would be in a stand still. She also hints that she has something to do while they are focus on Saronia, which is to take Trigger out of Pearl Harbor without her consent in order for it not to fall from their hands or destroyed if Saronia gets taken out, though Saronia is unaware of this. From here, Olay tells Saronia to proceed with the plans swiftly as she is being pursued.[19]

Roberto later takes Accelerator from the chaos and discuss with him the current state of government being apparently controlled by the occult.[20] They later make a video conference with Leivinia and the rest of the Kamijou Faction. Here, Leivinia reveals Saronia's full identity and her involvement in the war, there, Roberto reveals that he might know what GREMLIN is after, Trigger, that would cause a major natural and economic disaster in the entire world, if used by GREMLIN, and states that it is hidden in Pearl Harbor.[21]

ConsequencesEdit

The incident would later prove useful for both the Kamijou Faction and Roberto Katze, as they would end up aiding each other. Trident's premature appearance and alliance with GREMLIN would later cause them dearly, as the Kamijou Faction and Roberto would gain better insight at the workings of science side and magic side factions making an alliance during their invasion. Though Saronia escaped, the shooting proved useless in hindering them from finding out her powers, and would later force her to confront them once again due to their alliance with Roberto Katze. Her actions nearly delayed the plans of the Eruption of Kilauea, if not for Olay Blueshake to carry on the plan herself without Saronia, knowing the Kamijou Faction would be on her heels.

The explosion and the gunfire caused a great panic in the mall. In panic, people began congesting the exits, and would later pour into the neighboring buildings and areas for safety such as the White Beach Golf Club. It is unknown if there were any injuries or casualties in the civilians during this time.[14] Due to the later events occurring, the events in the mall, along with the incident at the New Honolulu Airport has been largely overshadowed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 3
  2. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 4
  3. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 7
  5. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 12
  6. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 6
  7. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 9
  8. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 10
  9. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 8
  10. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 11
  11. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 13
  12. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 14
  13. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 16
  14. 14.0 14.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 20
  15. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 15
  16. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 17
  17. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 19
  18. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 21
  19. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 22
  20. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 23
  21. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 24
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