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Kerykeion
Kerykeion
Device profile
Other namesXK-04h[1]
MasterCaro Ru Lushe
CreatorShario Finieno
GenderFemale
LanguageEnglish
Classification
Magic systemMid-Childa
TypeBoost
HandlingWearable
Production
Japanese nameケリュケイオン
(Keryukeion)
First app.StrikerS (ep.3)
Voiced byKaoru Edo

Kerykeion (ケリュケイオン Keryukeion) is Caro Ru Lushe's Boost Device, specializing in mana augmentation. Scrapping the complex magic support functions found in regular devices, Kerykeion boosts Caro's own mana, and specializes in releasing it in the most suitable form for the task at hand. Her programming language is English.

EtymologyEdit

Kerykeion means "herald's staff" in Greek, which is known in English as Hermes' Caduceus staff.

AppearancesEdit

Apart from its initial and main appearance in StrikerS and StrikerS manga, Kerykeion also appears in ViVid and Force.

FormsEdit

Form Description Appearances
Standby Mode
(待機モード)
Acessory with two small pink gems and wing-shaped ornaments, wearing on Caro's left wrist. StrikerS (ep.3) — present
Active Mode
(通常モード)
Appears as a pair of fingerless gloves on Caro's hands. When spells are cast, the crystals glow and stripes elongate. StrikerS (ep.3) — present
Second Mode
(セカンドモード)
The right glove grows a pair of light fins that allow mana acceleration. Shooting spells like Wing Shooter can now be used. StrikerS (ep.21) — present
Third Mode
(サードモード)
Each of the gloves grows a pair of light fins. Boosted Protection can be used. StrikerS (ep.24) — present

FunctionalityEdit

TwinBoostSlashStrike

Caro about to buff Erio and Strada

Kerykeion was tuned with two main points in mind: to reduce the amount of mana needed during Summoning, and to strengthen Boost magic. She plays a good role of a sensor to detect enemies and summonings. As for AI, Kerykeion is relatively amenable. In the words of the device meister Shario Finieno, the Lightning Squad devices are "pretty similar in personality to their users".

As Kerykeion is in the form of two gloves, with two support engines it can cast two different boost spells simultaneously (one Boost Up, one Enchant), known as Twin Boost (ツインブースト Tsuin Būsuto). It is first seen in StrikerS (ep.5), cast on Erio and Strada to increase their striking strength and cutting capacity respectively. It is then known as Twin Boost "Slash & Strike", being the combination of Boost Up "Strike Power" and Enchant "Field Invade".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS opening theme 1.

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