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Collection of Visions
Phantom Books
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Original Name

幻視文集

Romanized Name

Genshi Bunshū

Author

Unknown

Debut

Chapter 3 (light novel 7)

Powers

It creates a peephole that shows a distant place known by the reader.

User

Jessica Elphinstone

Status

Unknown

Collection of Visions, also known as Poems of the Distant View (遠見の詩篇 Tōmi no Shihen), is a Phantom Book used by Jessica to open small portals to distant places. The Phantom Book is present in The Girls’ Long Night story.

It’s a book made of weaved bamboo strips, painted in glossy black so that the surface reflects the reader’s face. It’s written in unfamiliar hieroglyphs.[1]

Background[]

It’s a spell written by a nomadic poet on the verge of death who wished to see his home. Miss Roedean somehow found the Phantom Book and asked Dalian to picked it up at the Cadfael School.[1]

Powers[]

The reader can see the image of a distant place. However, the reader must remember the route to that place accurately. Only a small area, the size of the Phantom Book, is visible. The Collection of Visions creates a peeping hole the size of a pocket mirror. The vision works like a small portal, since the reader may interact with the place showed. The vision is only seen by the reader. The latter must imagine a path to the place he wishes to see.[1]

Plot[]

Miss Roedean found some Phantom Books, so Dalian visited the Cadfael School to collect them. The Collection of Visions is one of them. Dalian and Jessica lose the Pioneer Book. It seems like the Phantom Book was taken by Professor Morgridge. The girls go to the teacher’s room to ask his address, but the young clerk is not allowed to share such information. Dalian tells Jessica to remove the Phantom Books from inside her bag.

The Biblioprincess tells Jessica to pick the Collection of Visions. It’s a Phantom Book that allows the user to see a distant place, but only those that the user knows the way to. Jessica sighs in disappointment, underestimating the Phantom Book. Dalian tells Jessica to use the Collection of Visions to check the list of addresses on the clerk’s table. Jessica looks at the Phantom Book while imagining the path to the table. The schoolgirl reads Mordgridge’s address. She closes the Phantom Book. She feels dizzy. After all, she’s not the true user chosen by the Phantom Book.

Later, Jessica and Dalian run to a hill, but they are surrounded by the long vines created by the out-of-control Pioneer Book. They need Hugh’s assistance. He must be looking for them. Jessica can't call for Hugh using the Collection of Visions, because she doesn't know where he is. Jessica removes the Atargatis Scripture and the Collection of Visions from inside her bag. The schoolgirl has a plan. She reads the Collection of Visions. Then, she uses the Atargatis Scripture to repeatedly throw water at the peepholes created by the first Phantom Book. Dalian tells Jessica to stop, otherwise the magic will hurt her. Jessica collapses, exhausted. Hugh eventually finds them. He uses the Hymn of Hel to protect the girls.

Jessica wakes up. She explains that she used the Collection of Visions to open small portals to her schoolmate’s room at the school’s dormitory. Then, she threw water at them using the Atargatis Scripture. Because the schoolmates felt the water on their dress and bed sheet, they wake up and turn on the lights of their rooms. The light coming out of the windows created the message “JD on hill”. That’s how Hugh learned about Jessica and Dalian’s location. The Collection of Visions was probably sealed inside the Labyrinth Library.[1]

References[]

Phantom Books
72 Sacred Notes of the Shem-ha-mephorash - Atargatis Scripture - Book of a Thousand Sorrows - Book of Adventure - Book of Atonement - Book of Avalon - Book of Equivalence - Book of Fairy - Book of Fetus - Book of Gap - Book of Humanization - Book of Hypnosis - Book of Lifetime - Book of Relationship - Book of Styx - Book of the Eleusis Ritual - Book of the House-Elf - Book of Imprint - Book of Meditation of Supreme Cooking - Book of Oblivion - Book of the Outer God - Book of Paradise - Book of Royal Power - Book of the Sage - Book of the Salamander's Seal - Book of Sleep - Book of the Descendant of the Mist - Book of the Feast of the Dead of the Windowless Hall - Book of the Flatterer - Book of the Jealous Girlfriend - Book of the King's Coffin - Book of the Ritual of the Migratory Locusts - Book of the Silver Well - Book of Those Who Want Beauty - Book of Twilight - Book of Wisdom - Catalogue - Collection of Visions - Crastinus Dies Nunquam Sciat - Decorative Plywood of Merneith - Depiction of Mountains and Rivers - Divine Encyclopedia of the Yin Kings - Divine Pattern of Floating Silk - Faceless Book - Fata Morgana - Go in an Instant - Hezār Afsān - Hymn of Hel - Logbook - John Wilkes Booth’s Diary - Kairos’ Dynastic History - Loge - Memories of That Day - Old Bradshaw’s Timetable - Pioneer Book - Phantom Book of Resurrection - Phantom Score - Rahōto Reihō Kaigen - Ritual of Reality - Template Book - The Aggregate of Burning Golden Beads - The Clay Tablet of Ugarit - The Dictator's Book - The Great Queen Poem - The Harlequinade - The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript - The Ophiuchus Manuscript - The Pedigree of All Creations - The Sage's Slate - The Scent God's Scripture - The World - Vignette of Eternal Twilight

Phantom Book Eggs - List of Phantom Books
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