Nanoha StrikerS DVD 1 (Episodes 01-03)
DVD Booklet translations
氷結の息吹(アーテム・デス・アイセス) – Freezing Breath (Atem des Eises)
Wide area freezing magic.
Creates cubes of magically frozen water vapor. Once the target area is struck, heat in the vicinity is siphoned off, leaving the area frozen.
As a mage, Hayate is classed as “Long Range ・ Wide Area,” and possesses overwhelming power as a rear-rank offensive supporter. However, since Hayate never made provisions for solitary combat, her direct combat abilities are lacking. Therefore, it can be said that the best method for Hayate to provide support for powerful front-liners like the Guardian Knights Signum and Vita is to focus on decisive breakthrough abilities, and unleash her abilities to the max together with help from Headquarters or her partner Rein, thus protecting the vanguard with her powerful support skills.
デバイス – Devices
Intricate tools used by mages as Magic Activation Complexes.
The first devices were staff shaped, but now devices come in many different forms and types.
Devices can also be used in various ways depending on an individual’s needs, such as storage or activation assistance of magic data, as offensive weaponry, etc. Among these, devices which have had an artifical intelligence inserted into them are called “Intelligent Devices,” which continuously improve themselves by gathering experience and accumulating data together with their user. The device in Nanoha’s possession, “Raising Heart”, is also an Intelligent Device.
ディバインバスター・エクステンション – Divine Buster ・ Extension
A 「Bombardment spell」 fired and effected from Mana.
Mana concentrated to high density allows the target to be hit directly at long range, with no decrease in power over distance.
The first offensive spell that Nanoha memorized, after 10 years it has remained one of her favorites, and has also become one of her specialty spells.
陸戦空間シミュレータ – Ground Battlefield Simulator
Designed by Shario, and under the full supervision of Nanoha, a Simulator which generates pseudo-terrain for training Ground Battle Mages. Can be configured to a variety of settings, from urban areas to forests, complete with buildings, obstacles and other terrain conditions, thus drastically reducing the time spent in relocation during training. For Nanoha and the Forwards, the majority of their time at Riot 6 is spent in this area.
魔導師ランク試験 – Mage Rank Examination
As the judicial administrator in the inter-dimensional world, the Time Space Adminstration Bureau established the “Mage Rank Examinations” as a form of qualifications assessment for mages. Depending on the direction of magical training, the examination is classified into healing, development, scholarship, and other fields of study; the mage ranking for battle-related magic is split depending on the area where it is to be used, namely Ground or Air battle. These mage ranks do not simply measure magic power or the strength of combat abilities. Instead, they are proof of “the ability to accomplish the prescribed actions in a course of study.”
Also, on average Armed Forces member are usually ranked D~C, while B rank is known to many Air/Ground mages to be an unpassable wall at first.
魔法 – Magic
In this world, magic is prepared as “programs”, and arias or concentration are used as triggers for activation. Magic users set these programs within themselves or in a Magic Activation Complex to perform magic.
Mana (magic power), the energy used to activate magic, is generated from within the user’s body, and the nature and capacity of this energy differs between people. People who undergo training and master magic are called “mages.”
From disaster relief to investigations, mages are active in a variety of settings.
魔力変換資質「電気」 – Mana Conversion Affinity [Electricity]
Among mages, there are rare cases where individuals possess an innate ability, called a [Mana Conversion Affinity], which allows them to naturally convert Mana directly into a physical energy. What normally requires regulation via Magic, these abilities allow conversion to occur spontaneously. It becomes simple to convert one’s own Mana into energy, and when Mana is converted intentionally, this can even occur at high efficiency. An individual can only have one type of affinity. Among Riot 6 members, Fate and Erio have an [electricity]-type affinity, while Signum has a [flame]-type affinity.
探査魔法 – Reconnaissance Magic
Probes the target object using magic.
While Hayate’s abilities are focused on 「Offensive support」, since Shamal specializes in 「Defensive support」 abilities, she is proficient in backup abilities including communications, reconnaissance, and healing.
After conducting reconnaissance on the Gadget Drones, Shamal used the information to direct Vita and the others.
リインフォースII – Reinforce II
Riot Force 6 Aide-de-Camp, and Sergeant Major (Air). Has a parent-child-like relationship with Hayate, much like Hayate’s Guardian Knights Signum, Vita, Shamal and Zafira. Is also acquainted with Nanoha, Fate, and the others. With a height of barely 30 cm, she usually flies around. Among the newly enlisted members of Riot Force 6, there are still many people who do not know much about her or her circumstances, but since Midchilda is a bustling inter-world hub, most them just think, “Well, I guess there are people like that too.”
Concerning Reinforce II’s abilities and reason for existance, these will be made clear at a later time.
シューティングアーツ – Shooting Arts
Melee combat techniques focused on using magic-powered rollers. Used by Subaru.
The main feature of Shooting Arts is that the user can maintain their balance freely while on rollers, by controlling the advance, acceleration, and braking of the rollers. Therefore, this allows the entire body’s force to be used in assaulting or offensive maneuvers.
The basics of Shooting Arts includes a combination with the Belka magic style, a style used by front-liners interested in weapons, body-enhancement, and direct combat.
柔らかき支柱 〔ヴァイヒ・スツーツ〕 – Soft Support [Weichstütze]
Can also be called a “Barrier Sponge”, the Weichstütze spell creates a shock absorbant material to soften a collision. The barrier automatically extends towards colliding objects, which are then caught and stopped.
鋼の軛 – Steel Yoke
A spell which uses restricting bands generated from Mana to stop the target’s movements.
Originally a spell used to restrict, capture or impede a target, however, it is also possible to use it offensively by directly stabbing a target.
An impact attack using Revolver Knuckle. Boosts Mana via rotation of the spinner, strengthening the upper body and fists. Destroys the target with a direct attack.
As with this attack, close combat Belkan practitioners are able to fight in a manner that does not rely on mana linkage, in general making it easier for them to deal with Anti Magilink-Fields.
スピーアシュナイデン – Speerschneiden
A slashing attack using Strada. A high powered attack, but at Erio’s current level of ability, forming a magic array and a long charge is necessary, and therefore it is not suitable for direct combat usage. However, it is still useful for breaking through obstructions and similar objects. Among the four forward members, only Erio has attributes suitable for “cutting”, which he actively uses.
八神家 – The Yagami family
A “family” consisting of 「The Mistress of the Night Sky」 Yagami Hayate as the family head; the Guardian Knights Signum, Vita, Shamal, and Zafira; and Reinforce II. The details concerning this family are recorded in the data files for the 「Book of Darkness Incident」 which occured in NC65; however, these files are currently classified as Top Secret.
With the gentle and big-hearted parent as their focus, this is a family in which many strong bonds have been formed between the members. Reinforce II is also seen as the youngest child, being the last to become a part of the family.