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 by conflict into West and East, there lived a very kind girl in a certain town.

The girl eagerly treated those wounded in battle or ravaged by disease, gaining the admiration of everyone in town... Except for the ruling lord, who cared little for the girl who nursed enemy mercenaries back to health.

One day, the lord summoned a guardian knight. 'Have that pesky maiden slaughtered!' The lord had enough. He wanted the girl to be eliminated.

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

No one would suspect a thing. He hid in the forest near the house and waited.

That night, the girl emerged from the house to draw water from the well. As the knight left his hiding spot, he heard a howl. A white wolf had appeared before him.

The white wolf stared at the knight with red eyes. It was as if it was there to protect the girl. The knight promptly tried to escape, but his feet slipped. He then 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. Noticing the bandages carefully wrapped around his body, he 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 his lord commanded him to kill her. The girl was a little surprised when she heard that, but soon smiled as though unfazed.

'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 towards someone who might have slaughtered her...she must be a daughter of the Goddess. And he would have done it were it not for that white wolf. The thought brought a chill 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 fully healed, he thanked the girl, and it was now time to go back. He began to consider how he might convince his lord to change his mind.

The girl joined him on his way to town to check upon her other patients.

The knight pondered more. He asked the opinion of the girl. She did not seem to care about being disliked by people.

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

But it was still noon... Finding it strange, the girl and knight ventured forth to find out what happened. 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 approached the flaming town, they were shocked. They hurried toward the conflict to check on the townsfolk.

The town's church was crowded with casualties.

The girl carefully checked on each and every victim. Her passion encouraged the wounded.

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

After she finished tending to 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 battle still raged on. The knight hurriedly chased after her.

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

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

The girl nimbly flung herself between the lord and the mercenary, and took the blow with her own body.

The knight had been unable to stop her. The girl collapsed on the ground 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. A beastly howl resounded throughout the area. The white wolf the knight saw by the girl's home had appeared with several allies. The mercenaries were stricken with fear and retreated immediately.

The lord, the collapsed girl, and the pack of white wolves were all that remained. 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 of the townsfolk.'

The girl protected the lord in consideration of the townsfolk, who suffered due to the battle.

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's lifeless body.

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. The white wolves who watched over her are said to protect and watch over the people of this land 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(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。」








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