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Dispatched in Mankind's darkest hour, we are knights of the blue flame!
―Creed of the Novus Orbis Librarium

The Novus Orbis Librarium (世界虚空情報統制機構 Sekai Kokū Jōhō Tōsei Kikō, The World Void Information Regulation Organization), called for short the NOL or Librarium (統制機構 Tōsei Kikō, Regulation Organization) or simply the Library (図書館 Toshokan) by their many detractors, is a multinational task force, run by a central authoritarian leadership in the world of BlazBlue. The NOL's purpose is to keep balance in the world by safeguarding and regulating sources of dangerous power. It was formerly known as the Orbis Librarius Norma (虚空情報管理機関 Kokū Jōhō Kanri Kikan, Void Information Control Agency) during the First War of Ars Magus, but renamed itself to reflect its new position in the world.


The Librarium was created by Yūki Terumi [1] during the First War of Ars Magus. When the Black Beast was trying to destroy the world, humans developed the Ars Magus; using it, humanity fought as one against the monstrosity. The people who first understood Ars Magus developed the first grimoires, granting anyone the ability to use Ars. The NOL developed a number of grimoires during the Dark War, and used them to help defeat the Black Beast. After the war ended, the NOL decided they should keep the grimoires and control who should have access to them. Although they claimed it was to keep the grimoires from being misused, the people resented them for their tight control over the only thing that could let them use the Ars Magus. A great deal of dissent was caused by this widening socioeconomic gap between those who could, and could not, use Ars Magus. Years later, this dissent would eventually spark the Ikaruga Civil War, or the Second War of Magic, when the Ikaruga Union openly rebelled against the Librarium. After the war, the Librarium imposed a harsher rule on the world, punishing any sign of rebellion with the death penalty.


  • Imperator ( Mikado, Emperor) – Supreme ruler
  • Invictus (元帥大将 Gensui Taishō, Field Marshal) – Second in command
  • General (将官 Shōkan)
    • General (大将 Taishō)
    • Lieutenant General (中将 Chūjō)
    • Major General (少将 Shōshō)
    • Brigadier General (准将 Junshō)
  • Field Officer (左官 Sakan) – Command NOL military divisions
    • Colonel (大佐 Taisa)
    • Lieutenant Colonel (中佐 Chūsa)
    • Major (少佐 Shōsa)
  • Company Officer (尉官 Ikan)
    • Captain (大尉 Taii)
    • First Lieutenant (中尉 Chūi)
    • Lieutenant (少尉 Shōi, Second Lieutenant)
    • Warrant Officer (准尉 Jun'i)
  • Other (その他 Sonohoka)
    • Master Sergeant (曹長 Sōchō)
    • Sergeant (軍曹 Gunsō)
    • Corporal (伍長 Gochō)
    • Lance Corporal (兵長 Heichō)
    • Private First Class (上等兵 Jōtō-hei)
    • Private E-2 (二等兵 Ni tōhei)
    • Private E-1 (一等兵 Ichi tōhei)


  • Zero Squadron: Wings of Justice (第零師団・審判の羽根 Dai-Zero Shidan: Shinpan no Hane, Zeroth Division: Wing of Judgment) is not officially the part of the Novus Orbis Librarium military forces. Technically they are called "Judges", or begrudgingly Garbage Disposal Squad (ゴミ処理部隊 Gomishori Butai). They are tasked with punishing those who rebel against the Librarium, be it civilians or actual members. Their judgment is based on strict standards set by the Imperator. Members of this squadron wear special robes and masks. They usually move in groups. Color theme of their uniforms is "Incorruptible Pure White". Tsubaki Yayoi is the Major. Meifang Lapislazuli is the leader of this squadron.
  • Third Squadron (第三魔道師団 Dai San Madō Shidan, Third Mage Division) is one of the divisions previously below Jin Kisaragi. Ellen Nelson is the warrant officer.
  • Fourth Squadron (第四魔道師団 Dai Yōn Madō Shidan, Fourth Mage Division) is one of the divisions. Jin Kisaragi was a Major and Commander. Noel Vermillion was a lieutenant and a secretary.
  • Airforce (航空部隊 Kōkū Butai, Air Unit) pilots and maintains small Armagus aircrafts called "Shebalves" and protects ports, although the NOL only has a few of the aircraft. They sport green uniforms with a "Triumphant Return of the Kingfisher" color theme.
  • Intelligence Department (諜報部 Chōhō Bu) is not skilled in combat, but it specializes in gathering information. They wear black uniforms with a "Corrosive Jet Black" color theme. Hazama is the captain, and Makoto Nanaya was a second lieutenant.
  • Praetorian Guard (近衛師団 Konoe Shidan) are elite members of various divisions who are sometimes called to assemble as a single group by the Imperator, normally they go about their assigned duties within their division. As opposed to the Wings of Justice, they usually do not travel in units, the only exception would be when the Imperator summons them. They are almost regarded as class or title itself.
  • Ars Magus Units (術式部隊 Jutsushiki Butai) are ground forces. Also known as Ars Magi. Blue uniforms with a "Shimmering Blue Flame" color theme. Although during the Teach Me, Miss Litchi! <Reloaded> episode, Hazama describes it as "jolting sapphire"
    • Melee Infantry: Also known as the "Martial Infantry". They use Armagus-enhanced armor coating and hand-to-hand combat.
    • Armagus Infantry: Also known as "Heavy Infantry". They use Armagus in close-combat.
    • Special Armagus Soldiers: Full name is actually the "Novus Orbis Librarium Special Infantry" also known as "NOLSI". Specialize in long-range Armagus.
  • Relief Corps: N/A
  • Imperial Palace Guards: N/A

Issuing Orders

The NOL headquarters (統合本部 Tōgō Honbu, Integrated Headquarters) is located on the 1st Integration City of Ōkoto, and orders are issued from there to other city branches, however sometimes orders are dispatched directly by the Imperator by imperial decree.

Information on the Imperator's location is kept strictly confidential, even within the NOL. The Imperator rarely appears in public and only a few people know what the Imperator looks like.

Known members

Name Rank Note Status
Yūki Terumi Founder The founder of the NOL. Unknown
Homura Amanohokosaka Imperator The current Imperator Librarius. Filled
Hades: Izanami Imperator The previous Imperator Librarius; announced the new Imperator. Succeeded
Tenjō Amanohokosaka Imperator The Imperator Librarius before Hades: Izanami's cadence. Succeeded
Kagura Mutsuki Colonel A Colonel and the Leader of the Imperial Palace Guards. Disciple of former Imperator, Tenjō Amanohokosaka. He planned a coup d'état against the Librarium during Hades: Izanami's reign. Filled
Relius Clover Colonel A Colonel of the Engineering Department. Unknown
Hazama Captain A Captain of the Intelligence Department. Unknown
Jin Kisaragi Major A member of the Fourth Squadron and formerly its Major and Commander, and part of the Praetorian Guard. Filled
Tsubaki Yayoi First Lieutenant A member of the Zero Squadron. Formerly a Major. Filled
Ellen Nelson Warrant Officer A Warrant Officer of the Third Squadron. Filled
Noel Vermillion Lieutenant A Lieutenant and officially Jin's secretary, also a member of the Praetorian Guard. Unknown
Makoto Nanaya Lieutenant A Lieutenant of the Intelligence Department. Unknown
Hibiki Kohaku Captain Filled
Meifang Lapislazuli Colonel The Leader of the Zero Squadron. Filled


  • Novus – "new"
  • Orbis – "circle", "ring", "sphere", "world", anything round or rotating. It also means "humanity" or "order".
  • Librarium – "of the library"


  • "Flame" is a synonym for "blaze". Basically, the members of the NOL call themselves "knights of the blue blaze".



  1. BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Library Mode

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