Volume 18 Epilogue
国家と黒幕の更なる強敵 Next_Step.
The Nation and a Powerful Enemy Even Further Behind It All: Next_Step.
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With the end of the coup d'état, Knight Leader urges Queen Elizard about the current situation about the millions of people experiencing magic for the first time. Elizard shows no worry about this, and instead focuses on retrieving Carissa. Meanwhile, Villian once more loses track of William in the aftermath, and Knight Leader is left to relay an assuring message to Villian about William returning after the war. In the Amakusa front, Saiji gathers his comrades for treating the wounded and soon asks Kanzaki Kaori about getting another debt to pay for Kamijou Touma. Laura Stuart then shows up in Elizard's horse, left with a backache after galloping across town.

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Fiamma of the Right appears with Index under his control.

Carissa was thrown off a few kilometers from Buckingham Palace and realizes her pitiful state. There, she meets Fiamma of the Right, who reveals that the current conflict between France and Britain was his doing and the ensuing chaos in England is part of his plan to acquire a magical artifact deep within Buckingham Palace. Kamijou Touma manages to intercept an attack that would have finished off Carissa, but as the peculiar "other" right hand of Fiamma begins to fizzle away, Fiamma uses the device he stole from Buckingham Palace to summon none other than Index. He reveals the device as an external controller for the John's Pen inside Index, which Fiamma soon realizes is far from perfect due to "damage" John's Pen may have received. Shortly after the encounter, Fiamma leaves, heading to his next destination in Russia.

The Annihilatus' leader Vasilisa voices her concern over the extending influence of the Roman Catholic Church to the Russian Orthodox Church. Her companion Sasha Kreutzev wonders if it is related to the immense amount of Telesma in her body. However, Vasilisa responds by destroying important documents and declaring her decision to oppose the Russian Orthodox Church.

After letting Sasha escape from the Annihilatus' headquarters, Vasilisa confronts a fellow Annihilatus operative named Skogsfru using fairy tale-themed magic based on her namesake. Meanwhile, a nun dressed in yellow intercepts Sasha before she could be captured by pursuing members of Annihilatus. This nun named Vento of the Front warns Sasha of the chaos caused by Russia's zealous offensive against neighboring countries and recommends her to travel to the country of Elizalina to escape the manhunt.

Touma's allies gather around the unconscious Index. Neither Stiyl who was Index's previous guardian nor Laura Stuart and Elizard who allowed defense mechanisms to be installed in Index know how to deal with this pressing issue. Touma, however, sees that Fiamma's defeat is the only option and decides to travel to Russia to face Fiamma.

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By order of appearance

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New LocationsEdit

  • Annihilatus headquarters



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Unanswered QuestionsEdit


  • Fiamma of the Right:I am Fiamma of the Right. If that isn’t enough of a hint for you, then you really need to rebuild your intelligence agency from the ground up.
  • Vasilisa:Yay!! I’ve made an enemy of quite a bit of the world!! Now I don’t have to listen to the church’s orders, so I can allllllways be on your side, Sasha-chan!
  • Touma:I’ll get help on my own. I’m headed to Russia to go punch out that bastard Fiamma.


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