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The Great Queen Poem
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Original Name

大いなる女王の詩

Romanized Name

Ōinaru Joō no Uta

Author

Unknown

Debut

Chapter 5 (light novel 3)

Powers

It manipulates the outcome of wars and games.

User

Hugh Anthony Disward

Status

Inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf

The Great Queen Poem is a Phantom Book used by Hugh to prolong a football match and give Hal and Flamberge enough time to confront the post-war reconstruction terrorists. It’s present in the Book of Atonement story.

The Phantom Book was never described in the light novel.[1]

Background[]

The Phantom Book is contained inside the Labyrinth Library. It describes the secret spell of the goddess Morrígan[1], a figure from Irish mythology who influences the outcome of war. The name is translated as "great queen" or "phantom queen". The goddess is associated with war and fate, especially with foretelling doom, death or victory in battle.[2]

Powers[]

It freely manipulates the result of a dispute. For instance, it was used by Hugh to extend the duration of a football match by one hour. No one at the stadium other than Hugh and Dalian noticed that the endgame was impossibly delayed. Players showed an unusual excitement, with no signs of fatigue. The Phantom Book influenced the final score, which went from 7-0 to 15-15.[1]

Plot[]

Hal and Flamberge need more time to stop the post-war reconstruction terrorists, who plan to distribute fake newspapers throughout the capital to turn people into zombies after the FA Cup finals. The match will end in just over a dozen minutes. Hugh and Dalian decide to proceed to the stadium to delay the end of the match. They enter the room at the center of the grandstand where they can use the microphone of the stadium announcer. Hugh reads The Great Queen Poem to everyone using the stadium speakers, making the match one hour longer. The stadium gains a strange atmosphere. Players, spectators, referees and managers never noticed it. Players are running nonstop, showing an unusual excitement, with no sign of fatigue. The stadium organizers and attendants are enthusiastic. Soon the score went from 7-0 to 15-15. Dalian tells Hugh that it's time to wake them up. He had managed to control the game, changing its result. He closes the Phantom Book. The tournament rules said that the match wouldn’t have extra time. Therefore, the unbelievable score wouldn’t be in the official records.[1]

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 5, volume 3.
  2. The Morrígan. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:21, March 24, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Morr%C3%ADgan
  3. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelChapter 3, volume 5
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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