BlazBlue: Spiral Shift – Hero of the Ice Blade is a light novel written by Mako Komao, detailing Jin Kisaragi’s service during the Ikaruga Civil War and was released on October 20, 2016. The story is also connected to the manga series BlazBlue: Variable Heart, and is part of the great history of the Blazblue multimedia franchise.
The translation is done by the author of the article, with special thanks to RikiWu for helping with adjusting the terms and names of the novel to be coherant with the English localization of the franchise. Fans can expect a seamless experience while reading with no language barriers.
Summary of the Light Novel
Once upon a time, mankind was forced to fight against the “Black Beast” that suddenly appeared.
With its overwhelming power, it seemed only a matter of time before the human race would be destroyed.
At that time, six heroes appeared.
They passed on the ancient power of Sorcery to mankind, and people combined it with science to create a new world.
And succeeded in perfecting the all-powerful power of Ars Magus.
Armed with this new power, mankind, together with the six heroes
Started a counterattack against the Black Beast.
After a fierce battle, the black beast was finally defeated.
This battle was later called the First War of Ars Magus.
These six were revered as the “Six Heroes”.
In order to exercise the authority of using Ars Magus in this war.
To control the massive quantity of Grimoires produced.
A new organization with the name of Novus Orbis Librarium or (Librarium) was formed.
The world was ruled by means of the Librarium/NOL.
Making use of their newfound power, humans would.
Achieve rapid development in all fields.
And then, the restored world has undergone a dramatic change from what it was before the Great War.
Decades have passed since the start of the dictatorship of the Librarium.
The world that has become Ars Magus-driven has given birth to a huge disparity in individual abilities.
Dissatisfaction grew in all four corners of the world, and in the end, the estranged attempted to break away from the Librarium.
Because of “The Ikaruga Federation”
The Second War of Ars Magus has broken out.
In this war, mankind has used Ars Magus against their fellow companions.
It was my first war—.