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Cäcilie von Spitzweg (フォンシュピッツヴェーグ卿ツェツィーリエ)

Also called: Cäli, Golden Cäli
Titles: Maou (former), Lady
Race: Mazoku

The 26th Maou of Shinma Kingdom and one of the three great witches of Shinma Kingdom. Yuuri was summoned to become the next Maou of Shinma Kingdom when she decided to step down. Cäcilie looks around 30 (approx. 150 Mazoku years) and is the mother of Gwendal, Conrad, and Wolfram, each with a different father. Her brother, Stuffel von Spitzweg, held much of the power of the kingdom when Cäcilie was the Maou.

Yuuri describes Cäcilie as a beautiful woman with emerald eyes and golden ringlets reaching down to her waist. He calls her, variously, a "bombshell", an "absolute pheromone system", Miss Sexy, Miss Pheromone, Sexy Queen, etc.

cakraratna (輪宝)

The cakraratna is a wheel-shaped treasure possessed by the ideal universal ruler who rules ethically and benevolently over the entire world (the Chakravartin). It is carried in front of him to destroy his enemies and allow easy passage, and is a symbol worshiped in Buddhism.

Cavalcade (カヴァルケード)

A human kingdom neighboring Shinma Kingdom by sea, it is hostile towards Shinma at the beginning.

Central League (セントラル・リーグ)

Also known as: Ce League

Founded in 1948, it is one of Japan's two major baseball leagues (the other being the Pacific League). The winner of the league pennant plays the winner of the other league in the Japan Series. The league is comprised of six teams:

- Chuunichi Dragons (Nagoya)
- Hanshin Tigers (Nishinomiya)
- Hiroshima Touyou Carp (Hiroshima)
- Tokyo Yakult Swallows (Tokyo)
- Yokohama BayStars (Yokohama)
- Yomiuri Giants (Tokyo)

chance theme (チャンステーマ)

Melodies played by baseball fans in Japan to cheer on their team, usually when the team is on the offensive. Each team has its own set of melodies—for example, the Giants have "The Hit Parade" and "The Butterfly" ( Dance Dance Revolution song) as two of their chance songs.

The exact origin of the practice is unknown, but as early as 1980 the Kintetsu Buffaloes cheering party played the Bold Shogun theme to cheer on their runners in the endgame.

chanpon (ちゃんぽん)

A famous noodle dish developed in Nagasaki in which a mixture of fish, vegetables, and meat are tossed together as topping.

Chausu-yama (茶臼山)

A mountain located in Nagano Prefecture, whose name translates to "tea-mortar mountain" because it is shaped like the mortar used to grind green tea in Japanese tea ceremonies. This is where the Takeda army set up its battle formations in the Battle of Kawanakajima.

Chevalier (シュバリエ)

Lady Cäcilie's attendant who takes charge of Rick on board the Captive of Love luxury cruiser. Yuuri's only description of him is that he is blond.

Chiaki Shuuhei (千秋修平)

Birthday: Apr. 1
Height: 6'
Weight: 150 lbs
Blood type: B
Possessed by: Yasuda Nagahide.

The current incarnation of Yasuda Nagahide who shows up in Takaya's class one day after hypnotizing everyone into believing that he's been one of Takaya's best friends for ages. He is described as being a prodigy at Jouhoku High who is popular both with the teachers and the girls. He wears glasses, has a well-proportioned body, and gives the impression of cool maturity. He is around two years older than Takaya and lives alone. He appears to have cut off all ties with his family.

Notes: He appears as 'Chiaki' in narration. Naoe and Haruie call him 'Nagahide', and Takaya calls him Chiaki. Most of the students at Jouhoku High call him Chiaki-kun.

Chiba-ken (千葉県)

A prefecture located on the island of Honshuu, Japan which is composed of the ancient provinces of Awa, Kazusa, and Shimousa.

Chichibu Ondo (秩父音頭)

Called one of the three most famous folk songs of the Kantou region, a traditional dance song written around 200 years ago.

Chikuma-kawa (千曲川)

Lit. "River of a Thousand Songs"; A river 367 kilometers (228 miles) in length which runs through Nagano Prefecture.

Chikuma-shi (千曲市)

A city in Nagano Prefecture which was found from the former towns of Koushoku, Kamiyamada, and Tokura on September 1, 2003.

Chikushou Dou (畜生道)

Lit. "Path of beasts"; the third lowest realm of the Six Realms of Buddhism, filled with ignorance and servitude.

Chikuzen-no-kuni (筑前国)

An ancient province of Japan located on Kyuushuu which is now the north-western part of Fukuoka Prefecture. Chikuzen bordered the provinces of Buzen, Bungo, Chikugo, and Hizen.

Chiten (地天)

Also know as: Jiten, Prthivi

One of the 12 Deva Guardians who lives in the highest Heaven in the Plane of Desires, whose direction is downward. She is guardian of the earth, the mother goddess, and her counterpart is Bonten, who is guardian of the upward direction and creator of the universe.

choubuku (調伏)

Also known as: choubukuryoku (調伏力)

The special power given to the Yasha-shuu to banish onryou to the Underworld using the dharani of Uesugi Kenshin's guardian deity, Bishamonten. The types of choubuku include "kouhou-choubuku", "ressa-choubuku", "kekkai-choubuku", etc. Each choubuku is begun with the incantation "bai" and the ritual hand gesture of Bishamonten's symbol.

Choubuku does not work against kanshousha, who have bodies of their own.

Chougaku-ji (長岳寺)

A Kouyan-Shingon temple built in 824 by Kuukai for Emperor Junna with Amida Nyorai as its principle buddha (the first one in Japan to have crystal eyes). The bell tower of the temple, built in the Heian Period (794-1185) is also Japan's oldest and the only structure built by Kuukai from that time period.

The garden of the temple is located just through the bell tower gate, and on the left is the main temple building. The ceiling of the main temple is known as the "bloody ceiling". When Ryuuouzan Castle behind the temple was attacked by Matsunaga Hisahide during the Sengoku Period, there was also fighting within the temple. It's said that the blood of soldiers flowed from the open corridor into the main temple. The floorboards were later used as ceiling boards, and the bloody footprints from that time can still be clearly seen.

Chougosonshi-ji (朝護孫子寺)

Also known as: Shigisan-ji, Shigi no Bishamon-san

Chougosonshi Temple is a famous Shigisan-Shingon temple located about halfway up Mt. Shigi in Nara. The temple is the head temple of Bishamonten and was built by Prince Regent Shoutoku in 594 in the spot where Bishamonten was said to have first appeared in Japan in the month, year, and day of the Tiger.

The temple houses the Shigisan Engi emaki, a scroll painted in the Heian Era.

Choukai (長海)

A middle-aged Shugen Houin priest from Mount Haguroview map location who performs the Gouzanze Myouou-hou, one of the dual ceremonies used to neutralize the 'kinrin no hou' curse in Sendai along with his fellow priest Keishun.

Chousokabe Motochika (長宗我部元親)
1539 - Sept. 12, 1599

Chousokabe Motochika was a daimyo of Tosa Province and 20th head of the Chousokabe Clan. He was the eldest son and heir of Chousokabe Kunichika, the 19th head. He was decorated for his first campaign at the age of 22.

After he succeeded as clan head, he took control of the entire Tosa Province, then managed to take Awa Province, Sanuki Province, and Iyo Province at the fall of the Miyoshi, Sogou, and Kouno clans, respectively. However, his hold over the four provinces lasted for just a few weeks, for he lost the three provinces he had gained in the Siege of the Four Provinces in 1585 to Toyotomi Hideyoshi (then still serving Oda Nobunaga).

During the next decade, Motochika fought several campaigns under Hideyoshi with his sons, including the Siege of Odawara in 1590 in which he led the Chousokabe Navy.

He died of illness in 1599 and was succeeded by his fourth son Chousokabe Morichika.

Chuugoku-chihou (中国地方)

The westernmost area of Japan on the island of Honshuu comprised of the prefectures of Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi.

Chuunichi Dragons (中日ドラゴンズ)

Also called: Chuunichi, Dragons, Ryuu (which is "dragon" in Japanese)

A baseball team in the Japanese Central League, founded in 1936 and based in Nagoya City. "Chuunichi" literally means "central Japan", because Nagoya is the chief city in the Central Region of Japan.

Chuuou Expressway (中央自動車道)

Lit.: Central Expressway
Also known as: Chuuou Route, Chuuou Highway

A tolled highway crossing central Japan that starts in Tokyo and goes through the prefectures of Yamanashi, Nagano, Gifu, and Aichi before terminating just short of Nagoya.

Chuushingura (忠臣蔵)

Chuushingura, or 'collections of the faithful retainers,' are fictionalized accounts of the true story of the Forty-seven Ronin avenging their master Asano Naganori after he was forced to commit seppuku for assaulting a court official. The samurai avenged their master's honor by killing the official, Kira Yoshinaka, and were forced to commit seppuku in turn. The tale of loyalty, sacrifice, persistence, and honor became one of the most popular and familiar stories in Japan, with various kabuki, bunraku, stage, film, novel, and television productions.

Chuuzenji-ko (中禅寺湖)

Lake Chuuzenji, located in Nikkou National Park in the city of Nikkouview map location, Tochigi Prefecture, is one of Japan's 100 famous views. It is the 25th largest lake in Japan and drains through the Kegon Falls.

Cimarron (シマロン)

A human kingdom which is hostile towards Shinma Kingdom at the beginning of the story. The demon sword Morgif was discovered on one of its islands, Van der Veer Island.

Conrart Weller (ウェラー卿コンラート)

Also called: Conrad, Lion of Ruttenberg
Titles: Lord, Excellency, Highness (former), Commander (former)
Race: half Mazoku (mother), half Human (father)

Yuuri's protector, second son of Cäcilie von Spitzweg, the previous Maou, and Dan Healy Weller a human swordsman. He has no Majutsu, but is one of the best swordsmen in the realm. He was born in Ruttenberg.

He looks around 19 or 20 (approx. 100 Mazoku years) and has been practicing swordsmanship for 80 years. He has short dark brown hair and light brown eyes with scattered flecks of silver. There are traces of an old scar across his eyebrows, as well as evidence of old injuries on his fingers and the backs of his hands. Yuuri describes him as "someone for whom life is the culmination of having lived every moment until this one: not as a beloved of God or an artist's construct, but rather one who has lived his life his own way."