This is Fuyuki, birthplace of the Holy Grail War...
Horrible. This flame won't disappear for another 10 or 20 years.
The curse seeped into the very land itself.
This place is no longer fit for human habitation.
Apparently, there's a similar city in America.
There are fires on the surface, and the ground beneath is full of gas. It is expected to burn another 50 years.
Well, that was an accident caused by human urban development. This one is disaster caused by magecraft.
Disaster by magecraft...
What are your thoughts, Master?
1. It's most likely the Holy Grail.
It's because it became a singularity.
Select: It's most likely the Holy Grail.
You believe it's Holy Grail... As much as I don't want to admit it, it's seems undeniable.
It's because it became a singularity.
The Holy Grail was not the cause, rather, the very nature of the city was altered by becoming a singularity?
...Excuse me. But it was you who protected this city's Holy Grail, Saber.
Or to be more precise, another aspect of you.
Do you have any memories of those events?
Heroic Spirits who are summoned to be Servants are separated from their original selves in that moment.
When released from our contract, we return to the Throne and all our experiences are stored as integrated memories.
Throne and all our experiences are stored as integrated memories.
My current self is the "me" from when I conducted myself as the King of Knights, a Saber.
Player, Mash, please think of that black armored version of me as an entirely different person.
Yes, that is both a plus and minus of the Heroic Spirit summoning system.
A single Heroic Spirit can employ various facets of itself, but combat between the same Heroic Spirit is also possible.
But rest assured, as long as my dark fallen self belongs to another class I will never change, no matter what happens.
My sword serves only you and your goal.
It will never attack you even by mistake.
1. I'm glad to hear that.
2. I trust you, of course.
Select: I'm glad to hear that.
Select: I trust you, of course.
Right. Thank you Master, for the time being I shall answer that trust.
I sense a hostile presence, Senpai!
This should provide excellent combat experience.
Mash, follow me. I shall show you how to fight!
Just as I thought, she has potential. Mash will become a fine warrior, Player.
We still need to work on her fear on the battlefield.
Battles are scary, after all.
Aren't you scared, Saber? I mean, you're around the same age as me, and you're a girl too-
Yes, I'm curious about that myself.
It was a surprise to learn that the legendary King Arthur was a girl-
but what really surprised me was your strength.
I think the quality of Saber's... Altria's Spirit Origin is top-class even among Heroic Spirits.
Altria, King Arthur rather, why are you so free of doubt?
You went so far as to disguise yourself as a man to take the throne, unite a ravaged Britain, and drive off invaders.
What were your reasons to go to such lengths, and what series of events forced you into that position.
...What reason and events you say? Let me see.
I can explain the series of events, if not the reasons.
I was born to eliminate the previous king, a foolish ruler...
Rather, I was created for it.
I believe it's a type of magecraft called "conceptual fertilization."
Mother was pregnant with concept of the Red Dragon, guardian of Britain, and gave birth to me.
The high quality of my Spirit Origin is likely a result of that. Afterwards, I drew the sword that selects kings.
Having been chosen by the sword, I was saved by Merlin, my guardian as well as a weird mage.
I was then entrusted with the sacred sword by the Lady of the Lake, and came to rule Britain.
That is the long and short of my past.
Just like the legends.
What may differ slightly from your preconceptions is my gender, I suppose.
I mean. When it comes to ruling a country, being a man made certain things easier.
1. Wasn't that hard on you?
2. Do you regret it?
Select: Wasn't that hard on you?
Select: Do you regret it?
Of course. It was difficult, and I had many failures.
Like anyone, my life had its ups and downs.
Nevertheless, I am satisfied with my life.
I lost my way many times, but in the end, I finally understood.
Although I have hurt many, and failed to recognize many, I protected that which I held most dear to until the very end.
Oh dear, this is no place for long chats, is it?
Master, your commands. Let us lift some small part of the curse that infects this land!
Thank you for accepting my wish to see Fuyuki.
Let us return to Chaldea, Master. I'm sure there are other matters we should be attending now.
1. Yes, of course.
2. ...Before we go, tell us one more thing.
Select: Yes, of course.
Just a moment.
You haven't finished your story.
Select: ...Before we go, tell us one more thing.
One more thing?
Of course, I told you how I became a king, but I haven't told you why.
My aspiration to be king despite being a woman.
...And for what reasons did I fight?
However, it is simple, trivial matter. I am sure it is the same as you, dear Player.
I did not fight for ideals.
I fought for the future.
One that everyone wishes for, everyone desires for. My hand reached for this sword to protect that.
I am nor sure if I did a good job.
But I did my best and laid down my life for that dream.
...You have no regrets for how your life ended as King Arthur?
I have some disappointments, but no regrets.
My battle was not the correct salvation for everything
-But I am certain it wasn't a mistake.
From this point forward it is your battle, Master.
I swear on my sword, I will be there to assist you.
Awakening of the Holy Sword
This area should serve our needs well.
No one in sight, no buildings either. I don't think there will be casualties no matter what happens here.
-Aside from us participants, of course.
...Um, Senpai ...Altria is sounding very ominous.
What do you think she plans to do this time?
1. I don't know.
2. She brought us here without explanation...
Select: I don't know.
Select: She brought us here without explanation...
Now then, first I must thank you Master.
You listened to another unreasonable request from me.
Well, you did ask to go to a deserted wasteland out of the blue. What did you need (Player's Name) for?
Yes. I thought I might carry out a plan that I have been considering for a while.
As more Heroic Spirits are assisting Chaldea, our battles are also growing proportionally fiercer.
To be honest, don't you feel we are currently ill-equipped?
Since we don't know what we'll run into in the future.
Well... yes As a defense specialist, it's not my place to say, but I'm not sure we'll last with our current firepower.
I thought so.
Which is why I think it's time for me to be serious.
You mean you weren't fighting seriously until now?
I have been fighting seriously, but with limitation.
My sword is, shall we say, complicated in its workings.
For example, it must not strike one pure of heart.
I also must not strike a fairy.
Such are the multiple oaths of this sword. If any are violated, the power of my Mana Burst is reduced.
Something like a dress code, perhaps.
So what you're saying is, your sword has never been fully unleashed?
Yes. A strike with all of its oaths released will probably be an once in a lifetime event.
I'm not even sure if we'll even get such a chance, but for now, I would like to release some of the oaths to raise its output.
That's the reason I brought you to this place (Player's Name).
"Anyone who fights at my side must be courageous"
-In order to fulfill this oath.
...In other words, if your Master is weak, your sword won't be at its full potential?
In this case, it means strength of spirit, not body.
Does this person possess the courage to face someone stronger.
The sacred sword scales to the strength of a Master's heart. With that being said-
Wh-What's with all this magical energy!
Saber, what are you doing?
I am summoning a demon that I once struck down and sealed away. Is there a problem?
1. Don't tell me!?
Select: Don't tell me!?
This amount of energy is on par with a Dragonkin...
Senpai and I can't possible handle that now!
Why would you do that? I don't remember King Arthur being capable of spells like that!
Oh that, I discussed it with Ms Leonardo and had her provide me with an instant scroll.
Now's the time to show our courage, Master!
Let's overcome this danger together!
The King ended up being a nutcase!
S-Senpai, what should we do?
1. Looks like our only option is to fight!
2. Ok, hit me with your best shot!
Select: Looks like our only option is to fight!
Select: Ok, hit me with your best shot!
How can this be?
My Master is the same kind of person as Saber!
We managed... somehow...
Wow, what a spectacular victory you two...
Wasn't that a bit more powerful than a weaker Demon God?
1. I'm exhausted...
2. I thought we were goners...
Select: I'm exhausted...
Select: I thought we were goners...
Still, one of the conditions has been cleared.
So I guess it was worth the effort?Br/>
Rest time is over.
What are you two doing?
More enemies are coming.
There's a second army? Just how crazy was the Britain under King Arthur's name!
Grr! I'm at the end of my rope!
Saber, this is the last one right?
Yes, this is the last. Not to worry, they aren't much different than the previous ones.
Whew... Yikes, twin demons...
But this should be the...
Oh, come on!
Saber, are you serious?
Hm? Oh... My apologies, I wasn't clear enough.
What I meant was, those were the last "demons."
This time for sure, these are the last enemies we must defeat. We just need to deal with the Dragonkin who serve the demons.
-Did you say... Dragonkin?
Come, Master and Mash, now is the time to demonstrate your knowledge and valor! Worry not, if anyone can overcome this it is you!
U-Unwarranted trust can sometimes hit harder than a blow from a dragon, Senpai!
I can't believe we had to fight a powerful Phantasmal in a wasteland like this for no particular reason.
Mash, (Player's Name), well done...
I can imagine how tired you must be...
What are you so depressed for?
Now is the time to raise a victory shout.
By your own hand, you have proven that you without limits.
As the Servant who serves you, nothing could make me more proud.
1. Y-You really mean it?
2. You're proud, Saber?
Select: Y-You really mean it?
Select: You're proud, Saber?
Yes. We Servants are not... interested in our own strength.
(She said, "very" in a small voice, Senpai)
Ahem. Mash, please keep that to yourself.
In a sense, Heroic Spirits are beings who can see their end, their- final form. We each know our own strength.
That is not true of you. Where will the humans living in your era find themselves in the end?
How much will they grow? What heights will they reach?
To us Heroic Spirits, it is beyond our imagination.
That is why I am proud that I met a Master such as you.
...It is odd, though.
I feel as if something like this has happened before.
Perhaps I will meet "someone" like you at some point.
...I can be inspired by a Master I respect and love, even if they are inexperienced.
However, this is not the time for that.
What I can do is to guide you to your final battle.
(Player's Name), Master of Chaldea.
My sword has acknowledged your worth.
I too, shall strive to serve you with more strength.
Let us continue to fight well together.
We got King Arthur's stamp of approval...
Plus, we got an upgrade on her Noble Phantasm...
1. Let's keep fighting the good fight, Saber.
2. Refrain from any crazy stuff next time, Saber.
Select: Let's keep fighting the good fight, Saber.
Yes, please use the increased strength of my Noble Phantasm as your secret weapon against powerful enemies.
Select: Refrain from any crazy stuff next time, Saber.
Y-You think so?
I thought that ends justified the means.
Judging from Mash's exhaustion, I see that perhaps I did go too far.
Very well, I shall be more careful from now on!
She doesn't get it...
This king just doesn't get it!