|Tome of the Night Sky|
Schwertkreuz and the Tome of the Night Sky
|Other names||Buch der Nachthimmel|
|Creator||Hayate Yagami (new)|
|Magic system||Ancient Belka|
|Japanese name||夜天の書 |
(Yaten no Sho)
|First app.||A's (ep.11) (original)|
StrikerS (ep.1) (new)
The Tome of the Night Sky (夜天の書 Yaten no Sho, officially/Ger. Buch der Nachthimmel) is the Storage Device (being part of reprogrammed Reinforce) used by Hayate Yagami in the end of A's. It is also the new Storage Device she creates post-A's (in the autumn of 0069) based on the design of the original one, and uses in the subsequent series.
Yaten no Sho (lit. Book of the Night Sky) is the simplified equivalent of its historical full name Yaten no Madōsho (夜天の魔導書, lit. Tome of the Night Sky), i.e. the original name of the Book of Darkness.
Note that "Buch der Nachthimmel" is not proper German, since "Himmel" ("Sky") is masculine and the name should therefore be "Buch des Nachthimmels". On the other hand, "Nachthimmel" can also be read as a plural ("Night Skies"), in which case the German name is grammatically correct.
The original Tome of the Night Sky, disregarding its corrupted history, appears in A's (ep.11-13) since Hayate reprograms and sets up Reinforce. It is later destroyed along with Reinforce. It also appears in Nanoha's flashback in A's manga (ch.7).
Hayate uses it to store her spells, as opposed to actually casting or firing an attack (for which she uses Schwertkreuz).
- ^ The name of this then-storage-only tome is stated in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, DVD Vol.6 Booklet (section: Ragnarok).