Mirage Master Arts (Ao)

The illustration of the mirage master art in Ao no Kiseki, which depicts the Saint and the White Wolf.

The Saint and the White Wolf (聖女(せいじょ)(しろ)(おおかみ)) is a two-part book series found in Zero no Kiseki.

St. Ursula Medical College in Crossbell is named after the heroine in this story.

Part Availability Location
Part 1 Chapter 1: "Afternoon of the Wolves" City Library, Crossbell City
Part 2 Intermission: "KeA"

Part 1

Long, long ago, in an era when mankind was divided in conflict into West and East, there lived a very kind girl in a certain town.

The girl supported everyone and passionately cared for victims of epidemic and the war alike. Everyone in town adored the girl, except for the ruling lord, who cared little for the girl who nursed the mercenaries of enemy nations back to health.

One day, the lord summoned his guardian knight.

'Have that pesky maiden slaughtered!'

At last he was sent to carry out the assassination of the girl.

The girl lived alone in a house on the cliff above the sea. The guardian knight headed toward the house to carry out the command of his lord.

No one would notice a stab after sunset. He hid in the forest near the house and waited.

That night, the girl emerged from the house to draw water from the well.

The knight who had been waiting began to leave the forest. But, with a loud howl, a white wolf appeared before him.

The white wolf looked at the knight with red eyes. It was as if he was there to protect the girl. The knight started his escape swiftly, but his feet slipped and he tumbled down the cliff.

When he came to, he found himself on a simple bed. Idly looking around, he saw the girl standing there in the kitchen. He now became aware of the bandages carefully wrapped around his body and realized that the girl had saved him.

'I am relieved you woke up.'

As the knight was treated to warm soup, he felt sorry for the girl. He told her he had come to slaughter her to carry out the command of his lord.

The girl was a little surprised when she heard that, but soon smiled as if nothing happened.

'Even still, I cannot just look away when a life granted by the Goddess is in danger.'

The knight was moved by these words. For her to be so kind even towards someone who might have slaughtered her... She must be like a daughter of the Goddess. And he would have were it not for that white wolf. The thought brought a chill running down his spine. The white wolf must be a servant of the Goddess, ordered to protect Her daughter.

A few days later when his body was healed up, he thanked the girl, and returned to his lord. He considered how he would convince his lord to change his mind about the girl.

The girl headed to town with him to care for her other patients.

The knight pondered more. He wanted to ask the opinion of the girl, but she did not seem to care about being disliked by people.

As they approached the town, they noticed the town was dyed red like a sunset.

But it was still noon... Finding it strange, the girl and knight advanced to find the cause. And what they found was frightening.

The town was red not by sunset, but by the flames of war.










騎士が目を覚ましたのは、簡素な作りのベッドの上でした。ぼんやりと辺りを見回すと、台所にあの娘が立っているのが見えます。次に体に丁寧に巻かれた包帯を見て、娘が助けてくれたことに気づきます。 「よかった、目を覚ましたんですね」


娘はそれを聞くと少し驚いた様子でしたが、すぐに何ごともなかったかのように微笑みます。 「それでも、女神さまに与えられた命が失われるのをただ見ていることはできないのです」








Part 2

As the girl and knight saw the flames of war, they were surprised. To check on the townsfolk, they hurried toward the center of the conflict.

People, injured or collapsed, were gathered in the local church.

The girl carefully cared for each and every person, one after another. Her passion cheered up the wounded.

The knight helped the girl by carrying fallen victims into the church.

After she finished taking care of everyone who was there, she noticed that the lord who had sent the knight was not present.

'H-Help me!'

A familiar voice was heard from outside the church. Without a doubt, it belonged to the lord.

The moment she heard it, the girl bolted out of the church to where the conflict still raged on. The knight hurried after her with haste.

They sped in the direction of the voice and found the lord had fallen on his back and was under attack by mercenaries of the invading nation.

Disregarding the lord's pleas, one of the mercenaries raised his sword. The blade begun to fall straight down toward his helpless body, for he had only a moment left when...

The girl nimbly flung herself between the lord and the mercenary, and shielded him from the blow with her body.

The knight had been unable to stop her. The girl collapsed on the floor with a lifeless thump.

The mercenary who had struck the girl was astounded, but quickly composed himself and pointed his blade toward the lord once again.

Then, a beastly howl resounded throughout the area. The white wolf the knight had seen near the home of the girl appeared along with some friends. The mercenaries feared the pack of ten wolves and retreated at once.

The lord, the collapsed girl and the pack of white wolves stayed. Paying the wolves no heed, the lord could not comprehend why the girl had saved him.

The girl, flat on the ground, smiled at the lord.

'Why would you save someone who wanted you dead?'

He instinctively asked. She replied in turn:

'Your Grace is of great importance to this town. I had no choice but to rescue the symbol to the townsfolk.'

The girl had protected the lord's life for the townspeople that suffered through the conflict.

As the lord grasped the kindness of the girl and pondered his own foolishness, the girl closed her eyes for the final time.

The white wolves surrounding him howled, as if crying in grief, and then left.

The knight shed tears when he saw the girl was no longer alive.

After that, the long war had come to an end.

Touched by the girl's kindness, the lord took over her will and established a 'hospital', where the wounded and sick would be looked after.

With the knight's help, the hospital came to save many lives.

The girl's name, Ursula, was passed down as the name of a saint dispatched by the Goddess. And the white wolves who watched over her are said to protect everyone's lives in this region to this day.















娘は倒れ伏したまま、領主に微笑みかけます。 「なぜ、おまえを殺そうとまでした私を助けた?」

思わず領主が娘にたずねると、彼女は答えます。 「領主さまはこの町をまとめる大事なお方です。この先、町の人が標#2Rしるべ#を失わないためにも、あなたを助けずにはいられなかったのです。」