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Viola’s suitors
Viola's suitors (2)
From left to right: Sir Balboa, Lord Moskin and the Granville brothers.

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Chapter 4 (light novel 3);
Episode 5

Voice actor

Lord Moskin:
Hideyuki Umezu

Sir Balboa:
Nobuaki Kanemitsu

Younger Granville:
Kenji Nojima

Older Granville:
Wataru Hatano



Lord Moskin, Sir Balboa and the Granville brothers are Viola Duplessis’ suitors. They are four men from wealthy families who wish to marry the beautiful courtesan. Armand Jeremiah is also one of her admirers and rival to the four men. They are present in The Magician's Daughter story.


They are sons of important and wealthy families. For instance, Lord Moskin is a businessman of the iron and steel industry in the Eastern part of the kingdom. Part of an evening social circle among other prominent figures, they met the courtesan Viola Duplessis and then started to seek a marriage with the beautiful woman.

In exchange for her hand, she requested five specific Phantom Books to Lord Moskin, Sir Balboa, Armand Jeremiah and the two Granville brothers. Representing a nuisance for Dalian, each one of them visited the Disward estate to search for the items, knowing about Wesley’s incredible collection.[1]


As Viola’s admirers, they have a friendly rivalry between each other. They don’t hesitate to attend her request of obtaining rare Phantom Books and protect her, even against Melgar, a powerful magician. Blind in love, they end up tricked in purchasing fake books. The men are momentarily chosen by the real Phantom Books, fact that indicates their honest intentions and feelings.[1]


In the light novel, only Lord Moskin is described. He wears expensive clothes and sports a large mustache. The businessman carries a handgun.[1]

In the anime adaptation, he wears an olive overcoat. They dress themselves in a gentleman manner, with gloves and ties. The Granville brothers are identical, although one of them has a strand of hair hanging in front of his forehead. The twins wear fedora hats and long boots. Sir Balboa seems to be the oldest of them, wearing a top hat and a blue tunic with buttons, collar and handcuffs in yellow. He grows a beard and mustache.[2]


While having tea with Hugh and Dalian at the Disward estate, Armand is informed that Lord Moskin and the others also have shown up to search for five specific Phantom Books. The situation is getting on Dalian’s nerves. Armand tells her the titles they were looking for. Dalian decides to ask Viola why she's asking those books to her suitors, in exchange for her hand in marriage.

Five Phantom Books

Lord Moskin and the others show the Phantom Books requested by Viola.

Viola’s admirers have gathered at her mansion during a full moon night, after learning that the courtesan is being threatened by the Earl. Armand managed to find the Book of the Salamander's Seal. However, according to Dalian, Viola can only be protected if the five Phantom Books are gathered, like it's told in The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. Lord Moskin appears, telling Armand not to worry. After all, Moskin and the others also found the Phantom Books, attending Viola’s request. They laugh together, each one holding an old slate. Hugh and Dalian discuss that the men, blind in love, may have purchased forfeits. When Viola tells her admirers to run away, Lord Moskin and the others try to soothe her. They show the five Phantom Books they obtained.

While many run away or fall wounded during the confrontation against Melgar, the five suitors remain in the hall of Viola’s mansion. They team up with Armand to protect the courtesan from her father Melgar. When the magician orders his winged women to attack them, Viola is revealed as an automaton, showing incredible speed and strength. Her suitors keep protecting her. Lord Moskin throws away the fake Phantom Book and pulls out his handgun. Melgar charges a fireball to kill the men.[1] In the anime, Lord Moskin and Sir Balboa carry a knife-equipped pistol and a halberd, respectively. The Granville brothers hold two pistols each.[2]

Melville's defeat

Viola's suitors are chosen by the real Phantom Books.

Armand and the others are saved when Hugh opens the Labyrinth Library. Each one of the suitors is chosen by a Phantom Book. Sir Balboa holds The Aggregate of Burning Golden Beads to envelop the winged women in flames. Lord Moskin reads The Sage's Slate to create invisible walls that shield everyone from the crystals used as projectiles by Melgar. Finally, the Granville brothers cast the powers from the Divine Encyclopedia of the Yin Kings and The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript to recover those wounded or dead. Defeated, the Earl retreats into a rift in space.

Viola’s suitors, including Armand, hand the Phantom Books back to Hugh. The courtesan thanks them for everything. She blushes when Lord Moskin asks her to choose a husband between them. However, Viola is already in a relationship with Baron. The woman met Baron after requesting the five Phantom Books. She apologizes and goes away with her lover, leaving the surprised men behind.[1]


  • The four voice actors have worked on the Naruto franchise.[3]
  • The chapter borrows elements from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. In this 10th-century Japanese narrative, five princes ask for the hand of a beautiful woman in marriage. In order to marry her, they must find specific rare items. Some of them ended up obtaining fakes, much like Lord Moskin, Sir Balboa and the Granville brothers.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 4, volume 3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian anime, Episode 5.
  3. Cast and credits of Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles. In Listal. Retrieved 18:52, March 24, 2017, from http://www.listal.com/tv/naruto-hurricane-chronicles/cast
  4. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. (2017, March 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:17, April 3, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Tale_of_the_Bamboo_Cutter&oldid=771476735


Dalian - Flamberge - Rasiel


Hugh Anthony Disward - Hal Kamhout - Professor

Recurring characters

The Girl in the Bookshelf - Wesley Disward - Kamilla Sauer Keynes - Jessica Elphinstone - Shura Irmania - Armand Jeremiah - The Perennial Wisdom's Owner - Oliver Grosseteste - Mithril - Hugh's mother - Hugh's father - Natalia - Hal's beloved - Miss Roedean

Creatures and machines

Atlantic Rim - Automaton - Beast of Ashwell - Book of Royal Power - Branches of Relationship - Broken Wings - Dantalian - Dead Book - Ghost train - Golem - Guignols - Guillemot - Heath - House-elf - Kasuruhau - Logbook - Loge's giant - Musical automaton - Pioneer Plant - The Harlequinade's creatures - Ras Alhague monster - Scarlet Robe - Sea devils - Steam Giant - The Queen of the Night - W Machine - Winged women - Wooden dolls - Zombies

Dalian Days

Priscilla Riley - Cecil Patreina - Margaret Manschwell


Male Characters - Female Characters
Phantom Book Users - Deceased Characters