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The 101 Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion (独立魔装大隊) is a detachment of the main unit, which is an experimental magic-based unit, separate from the normal chain of command. The 101 in the name of the battalion is read as "One-Zero-One" and not "One-Hundred and First". [1]

Background

Major General Saeki Hiromi, the former Commander-in-Chief of the battalion, established the Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion with the aim of having a magic-equipped military force independent from the Ten Master Clans. [2] The Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion carries all the characteristics of black-ops. [3] The current Commander-in-Chief of the battalion is Lieutenant Colonel Kazama Harunobu. [4]

Only the Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion's command structure allows for soldiers during active duty to not be restricted by the military's ranking system, yet still manage to maintain their right to participate on the front lines. [5] Although called as a battalion, it is only the size of two companies. The majority of the troops in the battalion are Magicians who use Ancient Magic, such as Kazama and Yanagi Muraji. On some level, all the soldiers are considered lab rats for magical experimentation, but they aren't ashamed of being members of the battalion. [6]

Location

The 101st Brigade is stationed at Tsuchiura in the old Ibaraki Prefecture. The Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion is also stationed at Tsuchiura Base. [7]

Members

Due to their accomplishments at Yokohama, the Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion gained recognition as a Special Forces group capable of overcoming dire situations, resulting in the promotions of certain Officers for their roles. However, these promotions were temporarily withheld using the excuse that immediate promotions would expose operatives of the secret battalion. This delayed the promotions that otherwise would have happened during July 2096 to January 2097. [4]

Commanding Officers

Saeki Hiromi - [Major General] (Former)

Officers

Enlisted

  • Special Lieutenant - Ooguro Ryuuya
There is an agreement between the 101 Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion and the Yotsuba Clan regarding the rights and priorities to order Tatsuya. Yotsuba Maya may be the head of the Yotsuba Clan, but Tatsuya's status to the Yotsuba is that of a Guardian, meaning Miyuki has the highest authority when it comes to ordering him. And so, as per the secret agreement arranged between the Yotsuba Family and 101st Brigade, apart from missions that concern Miyuki's protection, the 101st Brigade has the preferential right.
However, the Yotsuba Clan reserves the right to temporarily suspend the control of the Battalion over Tatsuya, should some situation concerning Yotsuba Family's interests arise.

Equipment

The Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion is responsible for the development of cutting edge equipment. Compared to regular military classifications, the security clearance for this detachment is five to six levels higher. [1] The Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion is the first Magician unit in the world to utilize the revolutionary application of flying troops. [8]

  • Super Sonic Launcher - resembling a missile launcher, this equipment is designed to destroy infantry missiles or missiles launched by light mechanized forces in flight.
  • Mobile Suit - combat suit equipped with various suites that give tactical advantages to the soldiers like flight, bullet-proof properties, cloaking, etc.
  • Synthetic Molecular Transmitter - a nanotechnology tracking device with a relatively short lifetime, around three days (used in pursuit of a Paranormal Parasite). [9]
  • Third Eye - resembling a rifle, this device is an auxiliary equipment for activating the classified Strategic Class magic Material Burst.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Volume 3, Chapter 4
  2. Volume 11, The Ojou-sama's Magnificent Day Off
  3. Volume 11, Chapter 15
  4. 4.0 4.1 Volume 17, Chapter 1
  5. Volume 3, Chapter 5
  6. Volume 7, Chapter 11
  7. Volume 13, Chapter 2
  8. Volume 7, Chapter 12
  9. Volume 10, Chapter 8

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