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The Wild Hunt (ワイルドハント Wairudohanto ) is an annual event designed to hunt and capture wandering ghosts. The event consists of 12 stages, each performed in a different place with one day difference. Each participant must capture the ghosts that appear and the stage ends once all are captured.
The elaborate experts trained for the Wild Hunt are called Wild Hunters and have gained popularity. Each one has magical weapons specially designed to capture the ghosts. While usually only they participate, other people can also be part of the Wild Hunt if they get a special permit.
Anyone who participate in an annual Wild Hunt must exercise caution at all times, as some ghosts encountered during the event proved to be more powerful and dangerous than others. In fact, as revealed in Memories of Wild Hunt, one of Sub Events in Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time, an annual Wild Hunt event that took place in Golden Age of Magic ended up in tragedy as result of encounter with Devilclaw, the terrifying great red bear ghost who feed on witches. Due to sensing witches among the participating Wild Hunters, the Devilclaw went berserk, killing many hunters who tried to stop it. Its rampage eventually ended by the son of one of slain Wild Hunters who destroyed it with arrows made of silverfang, magical ore that harmful to animal spirits, but the fight severely crippled him in process. Though the story pertaining the Devilclaw incident as well as Devilclaw's own abilities arguably exaggerated, the said incident resulted the regulation for guest hunters to participate in annual Wild Hunt become strictier since then. It is also the reason why Constanze built the heavily armed Stanship so similar incident won't be repeated again.
The Wild Hunt event can not be seen by ordinary humans. Only humans with magical abilities (ex. witches, wizards, and Wild Hunters) and other magical beings can see it, as the ghosts and the Wild Hunters are invisible to all the rest.