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London At Night

London at night. The Gherkin and The Cheesegrater can be seen.

London (ロンドン Rondon?) is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom as a whole.

PrinciplesEdit

The city is separated into administrative divisions known as boroughs, which themselves contain several districts. Two areas within London have city status themselves, the City of Westminster, occupying much of central Greater London and home to many of the sites associated with London, and the City of London, the land formerly occupied by the old London prior to the city's expansion. The Thames, the longest river in England, runs through the city.

London UndergroundEdit

Main article: London Underground

The London Underground, nicknamed the Tube, is one of the oldest subway systems in the world,[1] acting as a public rapid transit system for Greater London.

As it has been modified often and spreads out over the city like a spider web, there are apparently a lot of abandoned lines and stations which not even the maintenance workers know out. Some of these have been adapted by the Anglicans for their own purpose, made into vaults and training grounds,[1] though the underground labyrinth formerly used to test new recruits for Necessarius was decommissioned as it was too dangerous and too many people kept dying there.[2][3]

Magic SideEdit

As the capital city of a country with a large magical foundation, London is the home of many magical facilities, persons and factions.

A fair number of important magic-related sites in the city are famous or important buildings, public institutions or tourist attractions, and as such have both an open public side and a hidden magic side. Examples include Westminster Abbey, the British Museum and the Tower of London.[4][5][6]

There are various magical defensive systems in place both in and around London in order to protect the capital. One of these defensive formations, intended to defend the capital from invaders, is the England-Londinium Fortress, which extends 88km out from London into the countryside. The three outer layers consist of long walls of dried grass in the country fields, manipulated by crop circles and then ignited to produce walls of fire.[7] The innermost layer, the complex triple-quadruple final barrier, manifests as a dome enclosing the capital.[7][8][9] It is generated by a core located in the Tower of London.[10]

As there are many churches in London, there are also many bell towers in the city. These can be rung according to a magical procedure to perform a large-scale magical attack over a wide area and crush magicians hiding in the city.[11][12]

Aside from the three main magic side factions of the United Kingdom (the Royals, the Knights and the Church), there are also various magic cabals and independent magicians operating in London.[11][13] At the end of the 19th century, it was home to the Golden Dawn, the world's greatest magic cabal.[14] In the present day, there are Golden-style cabals based in the city, the largest of which being the Dawn-Colored Sunlight.[13]

BackgroundEdit

London's history extends back two millennia, with the Roman settlement of Londinium as its first iteration, established in 47 AD.

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Medieval/Tudor era history, The Great Fire of 1666, Expansion stage, Imperial Capital


ChronologyEdit

Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit

Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission TestEdit

Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test

London was the setting for the initial events concerning the Amakusas' admission test to Necessarius,[15][5][16] as well as a plot to destroy the city's magical foundation by members of the "pound economy".[17]

British Royal Family ArcEdit

Main article: British Royal Family Arc
Toaru Majutsu no Index III E12 06m 59s

The London skyline as the coup d'état proceeds. You can recognise Tower 42, the Walkie-Talkie, The Gherkin, and The Cheesegrater.

London was the site of many of the key events surrounding Carissa's coup d'état attempt.[18][19]

Curtana Original - Overload

Birds-eye view as the Curtana overloads

Following the overloading of the Curtana Original at 2:30 AM on October 18th, while there wasn't much physical damage to the capital, many of the spiritual items across the city were affected by the magical explosion, with likely half of the spiritual items in Buckingham Palace rendered useless and three small churches destroyed. Additionally, a dense concentration of Telesma covered London, such that using magic would risk causing an explosion which would envelop the city, forcing both sides to delay hostilities until it dispersed to a safe level.[20][21]

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New Light chase, Occupation by the Knights, Battle of Buckingham Palace


Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit

Coronzon ArcEdit

Main article: Coronzon Arc

During the Crowley's Hazard invasion of the United Kingdom, the final barrier of the England-Londinium Fortress was activated to prevent the invaders from reaching the capital.[22] After Kamijou Touma destroyed the barrier's core in the Tower of London and Aleister Crowley entered London, the city's landscape was drastically altered by the activation of the Divine Mixtures.[10]

Kamijou ArcEdit

Main article: Kamijou Arc

LocationsEdit

Boroughs and DistrictsEdit

Name Type Location Details
Hammersmith District & Borough Hammersmith, Inner London Hammersmith is the name of both a district and a borough (full name London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham) in the western part of Inner London.
Kensington District West London A high-class residential area in western London,[23] and district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Lambeth District & Borough Lambeth, Inner London Lambeth is the name of both a district and a borough within Inner London, the former within the latter.
Soho District City of Westminster Soho is a major entertainment district in the City of Westminster, located in London's West End.
City of London Borough Central London One of two boroughs to have city status themselves, the City of London is the land formerly occupied by the old London prior to the city's expansion.
City of Westminster Borough Inner London One of two boroughs to have city status themselves, the City of Westminster occupies much of central Greater London and is home to many of the sites associated with London.
Outer London Borough group Greater London The group of London Boroughs which form a ring around Inner London.

During the events surrounding the Crowley's Hazard invasion of the United Kingdom, Misaka Mikoto and Shokuhou Misaki found themselves somewhere in Outer London after crash landing the Anti-Art Attachment.[24]

Featured and Referenced LocationsEdit

Name Type Location Details
36 Blythe Road Apartments Hammersmith Formerly the Golden Dawn's most important ceremonial ground and armory. The site of the Battle of Blythe Road.[25]
British Library Library Camden
British Museum Museum Bloomsbury, Camden
Buckingham Palace Royal residence City of Westminster The official royal residence of the British Royal Family, often used for meetings with important people from other countries.[26]
Chinatown Ethnic enclave [11]
Heathrow Airport Airport Hillingdon
Hyde Park Royal park City of Westminster
Isis-Urania Temple Apartments Formerly the Golden Dawn's original temple (#3), prime ceremonial ground and primary meeting place in London.[27] Long defunct.[28][29]
Japantown Ethnic enclave [30][31]
Lambeth Palace Residence Lambeth The official London residence of the senior bishop and principal leader of the Anglican Church, originally the Archbishop of Canterbury but now the Archbishop of Necessarius after the transfer of power to St. George's Cathedral.[32][33]
Little Venice City of Westminster An artificial sluice and set of canals, based on Venice.[34]
London Underground Transportation network Multiple A rail network and public rapid transit system serving Greater London, nicknamed 'the Tube' and one of the oldest subway systems in the world.[1]
Necessarius Underground Labyrinth Training grounds London Underground A group of unused tunnels and stations in the London Underground, formerly used by Necessarius for testing new recruits, now decommissioned due to being too dangerous.[35][3][2]
Necessarius Women's Dormitory Residence Lambeth
Piccadilly Circus Road junction
Public space
City of Westminster A road junction and public space in the West End, originally built to connect Piccadilly and Regent Street, famous for its theatres and shopping centers.[36][37][38]
Naked Shopping Center Shopping center Piccadilly Circus A hardware-based shopping center located in Piccadilly Circus.[38][39][40]
Palace of Westminster Parliament building City of Westminster Also known as the Houses of Parliament, the meeting place of the British parliament.[41]
Primrose Hill Hill/Park Camden
Red Star Monastery An Anglican Church institution, with a bell tower that can used in conjunction with others for a magical bombardment.[12]
Royal Academy of Arts Art institution City of Westminster
Scotland Yard City of Westminster The headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police, the metonym being derived from the location of the original Metropolitan Police headquarters (located at 4 Whitehall Place in the St. James's district of Westminster, the public entrance for which was on a street named Great Scotland Yard) and having come to be associated with police activity in the capital.

Golden Dawn co-founder William Wynn Westcott was also a coroner of Scotland Yard.[27][25]

Seven Days Church An Anglican Church institution, with a bell tower that can used in conjunction with others for a magical bombardment.[12]
St. Gabriel Church An Anglican Church institution, with a bell tower that can used in conjunction with others for a magical bombardment.[12]
St. George's Cathedral Lambeth The headquarters of Necessarius and the Anglican Church as a whole.[32][42]
St. Julian's Cathedral A cathedral of the Anglican Church.[43]

The recent bishop was given his position as a reward for supplying personnel to Necessarius,[43] though this provision was later revealed to be the result of illicit manipulations intended to set a trafficking system.[44]

Sword Sanctuary A Necessarius facility for the storage and customization of powerful and dangerous spiritual items.[45]

The facility has one of the bell towers in the city which are used in conjunction for a magical bombardment.[12]

Tower of London Tower Hamlets Historic castle and prison. A major tourist attraction in the present day, but secretly still used as a magic side prison.[4]
Trafalgar Square Public Square City of Westminster [36]
Waterloo Station Railway station Waterloo, Lambeth
Westminster Abbey City of Westminster
Unverified library Library The City Library, where grimoires are kept in the storage room.[46]
Unnamed bar Bar Islington A bar which Lessar visited while New Light was transporting the Curtana Original and caused a disturbance at after accidentally losing track of her suitcase.[47]
Unnamed cemetery Cemetery A Public Cemetery, where the bodies of great men are preserved in a storage vault.[46]
The 'Living Mansion' [46]

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 1 Part 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Chapter 3 Part 12
  4. 4.0 4.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 14 Between the Lines 1
  5. 5.0 5.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 2
  6. Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 7
  7. 7.0 7.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 1 Part 4
  8. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 2 Part 2
  9. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 2 Part 5
  10. 10.0 10.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 2 Part 8
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 2 Part 5
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 2 Part 6
  13. 13.0 13.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Kanzaki Chapter 6 Part 1
  14. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3
  15. Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 1
  16. Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 3
  17. Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 6
  18. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17
  19. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18
  20. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 6 Part 9
  21. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 6 Part 10
  22. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 1 Part 1
  23. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 6 Part 4
  24. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 3 Part 8
  25. 25.0 25.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 13
  26. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Chapter 3 Part 3
  27. 27.0 27.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 4
  28. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 1 Part 11
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  30. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS Chapter 3 Part 5
  31. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Chapter 2 Part 1
  32. 32.0 32.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Prologue
  33. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 12 Between the Lines 1
  34. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 16 Epilogue
  35. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Chapter 3 Part 11
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  39. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 1 Part 6
  40. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 1 Part 7
  41. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 4 Part 2
  42. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Chapter 2 Part 14
  43. 43.0 43.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Kanzaki Chapter 1
  44. Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Kanzaki Chapter 1 Part 11
  45. Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test Chapter 3 Part 1
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