Lambeth Palace (ランベスの宮 Ranbesu no Miya?) is the official London residence of the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England. It was originally supposed to be the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury until power was transferred to St. George's Cathedral where Necessarius, headed by Archbishop Laura Stuart, current leader of the Church of England, is based.
It is located in Lambeth, London, and it is only a short walking distance away from St. George's Cathedral. The grounds are open for sightseeing, but the interior is closed to the public and and all information about the palace is controlled. It is apparently veiled in mystery and fascination, and any member of the Church of England that cares about social status and influence set it as their goal.
The Palace has a greater magical defense network surrounding it than even Buckingham Palace, the queen's residence. All of its employees are well-versed in anti-intruder close combat magic. The layout of the pillars, the patterns on the wallpaper, and even the amount of light put off by the Western lamps all hold a magical meaning that functions as a single trap. The building itself is a single giant device, so an intruder cannot simply avoid the traps. Everything related to the palace was designed with the intent of making such a concept a reality. Due to the specific clergyman who lived there and the idea of the iron maiden, it was sometimes sarcastically referred to as the Nail Bedroom (
At night much fewer personnel work there than in daytime but the actual level of security is higher, appearing lax so no one would realize that fact.
The palace has a special room where Laura Stuart collects a variety of bathtubs that she uses. The room is 20 square meters. All of the bathtubs have been sent to Laura from acquaintances in Academy City and thus each has unique functions such as an electric bath, negative ion bath, and water jet massage.
Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
Academy City Invasion ArcEdit
- Main article: Academy City Invasion Arc
Acqua of the Back ArcEdit
- Main article: Acqua of the Back Arc
Pope Matthai Reese of the Roman Catholic Church recalls the memory of his visit to London to settle the problems between the Roman Catholics and the Anglicans in early September. He overhears a conversation in one of the rooms in the palace between Kanzaki Kaori and Laura which involves a lewd outfit for Christmas and Laura teasing Kanzaki about Kamijou Touma among other things. This results in physical violence and the destruction of property. Laura's casual attitude with her subordinates makes Reese envious.
British Royal Family ArcEdit
- Main article: British Royal Family Arc
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
- Main article: Coronzon Arc
During the Crowley's Hazard invasion of the United Kingdom, with the Archbishop missing, Holegres Mirates led a group of knights in a search of Lambeth Palace, finding documents concerning the Divine Mixtures.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 12 Between the Lines 1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Prologue
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 16 Prologue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 2 Part 1
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 3 Part 6