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Divine Pattern of Floating Silk
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Hugh holding the Divine Pattern of Floating Silk.

Original Name

羅浮神鑑

Romanized Name

Rafu Kamikan

Author

Unknown

Debut

Chapter 2 (light novel 7);
Chapter 11 (manga)

Powers

It gives the ability to walk unnoticed by enemies.

User

Hugh Anthony Disward

Status

Inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf

Divine Pattern of Floating Silk, known as An Immortal Wizard in the manga, is a Phantom Book used by Hugh to furtively break into the castle where Charlotte was being held. It's present in the Book of Wisdom II story.

Background[]

It’s an old Chinese book containing an ancient Oriental technique. The Phantom Book is sealed inside the Labyrinth Library.[1]

Powers[]

Hugh and Dalian floating

Hugh and Dalian floating.

Originally, it’s not described how the Phantom Book works. It’s only said that, based on the Yubu, Divine Pattern of Floating Silk provides a safe travel, granting the ability to walk unnoticed by demons and other hostile beings. As seen in the series, while holding the Phantom Book, the user and at least one partner can use its power to break into a heavily secured facility without being discovered.[1]

Yubu, translated as Pace or Step of Yu, is the basic mystic dance step of religious Daoism. This ancient walking or dancing technique typically involves dragging one foot after another, and is explained in reference to the legendary Yu the Great, who became lame on one side of his body from exerting himself while establishing order in the world.[2]

In the manga adaptation, however, it’s revealed that the book makes people float. Hugh and Dalian, for instance, are seen walking high in the sky. Shiny dots appear under them, as if serving as a suspended floor.[3]

Plot[]

Hugh and Dalian decide to investigate Charlotte’s situation after listening to Eric and learning that she’s the reader of the Book of Wisdom. The young woman is writing in his room, inside a tower of a heavily secured castle, when she notices the presence of an unusual couple. Charlotte was waiting for them. Hugh has a book on his right hand. She describes the powers of the Divine Pattern of Floating Silk, showing the incredible intellect she obtained after reading the Book of Wisdom. Hugh mentions the strict security around her. It made him skip a beat while using the powers of the Phantom Book to walk next to the armed soldiers unnoticed.[1]

In the manga, the Divine Pattern of Floating Silk was summoned to make Hugh and Dalian get to the top of the tower, where Charlotte was waiting for them. Later, when the place is partially destroyed by the Loge’s giant controlled by the Professor, Hugh uses the powers of the Phantom Book again to reach Rasiel. He keeps his revolver pointed at her until he’s attacked by the Professor. The men fight on the shoulder of the giant. The Professor eventually cuts Hugh with a blade hidden inside his cane. Hugh hits the top of the tower. For Dalian’s relief, Hugh had used the Divine Pattern of Floating Silk as a shield. The Phantom Book was damaged, saving Hugh from a worse injury. In the adaptation, it’s unknown if the book was discarded or sealed back inside the Labyrinth Library.[3]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 2, volume 7.
  2. Yubu. (2019, November 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:41, January 4, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yubu&oldid=927319279
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian manga, Chapter 11.
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

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