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Singularity 5: E Pluribus Unum
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C:???
Hah, hah... Hah...

A:???
You don't know when to give up, do you, punk? I really want to get this over with.

C:???
...Damn you!

C:???
Ugh!

C:???
The amount of curses covering your body... They're strong enough for you to shoulder an entire nation!

C:???
Damn you! If you possess this much strength... Why? Why have you fallen to Ravana's level!?

C:???
Your skill is not something that can be given, but obtained only through sheer will and determination!

C:???
You could've transcended good and evil! It shouldn't be possible for you to be corrupted like this!

A:???
Huh? What are you talking about? I'm like this because I've transcended good and evil.

A:???
I kill my enemies. I will keep killing until one of us dies. That's the only law on the battlefield.

C:???
Look at this mountain of corpses! Is it your law to slaughter the weak with overwhelming brutality!?

A:???
Why would I waste my time worrying about something so trivial?

A:???
What? Don't tell me you actually judge your enemy's worth? You would let them live if they're weak, yet kill them if they're strong?

A:???
—That's ridiculous. If you want to kill something in a humane way, do it at a ranch.

A:???
This is a battlefield.
I'm tired of hearing your theories. Just die.

A:???
It's go time, my demonic thorn of death!

C:???
Ugh! Brahmastra, full power!

A:???
Ha! See, you do have it in you. Too bad, you're just a circus clown.

A:???
Gáe–Bolg!

C:???
...Gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!

A:???
–What? How are you still standing?

A:???
What a pain. You still hang on to life despite having 80% of your heart destroyed. Servants–Heroes, can be such a nuisance.

C:???
Gar... Hah...

C:???
I can't...die here...
Not...until I see...Sita!

A:???
Who the hell is that? Like I care.

C:???
...Ugh...

A:???
Huh?

Mechanized Infantry
Servant response confirmed.
Commencing countermeasures.

A:???
...That trash from the West, huh?

Soldier
Now, Geronimo!

C:???
What's...going on?

Geronimo
Just come with me!
We have to escape while they keep him busy!

C:???
Who... Who are you?

A:???
I see now. You all want to get in my way. In that case, you're all my enemies.

A:???
In other words, this is a new battlefield! Let me first extend my welcome by killing you!

Soldier
Geronimo, go!
We'll hold him off here!

Geronimo
...Thank you!

A:???
Hah! Ready to sacrifice yourself? Well, look at you! Your morale is pretty high for a mere pawn!

Soldier
We won't...lose...
This land...will not...yield!

A:???
Oops, I screwed up.
He was too annoying so I just crushed him.

A:???
He pointed his blade toward the king of a nation. I really should just cut off his head and display it as a warning but... I guess there are more where he came from.

A:???
Hey punk, let's continue. I've already crushed your insides. How about I go for your skull next and–

A:???
...What the hell, he's gone already.

A:???
Tch, that's no fun. Oh well, injuries from my spear's thorn are incurable. He'll eventually die.

D:???
–Hehehe, you look braver than ever.
Say, which do you like better, to fight, or to kill?

A:???
Huh? Is there any difference?

A:???
Or what? Are you one of those idiots who think of eating and living as two separate things?

D:???
...You're funny, Cú. You really are different. You're like a wild beast.

D:???
Even in life, there was a part of you that somehow felt like a beast in human's clothing...

D:???
But this time, I can't sense a single trace of impurity! You're without a doubt a king among all violent beasts!

D:???
Truly fantastic. I wonder if the hero Cú Chulainn lost all his rationality by being given an imaginary concept.

D:???
But I like both forms of Cú.
Hehe, hehehe, hehehehe!

Cú Chulainn Alter
Well, that's number thirty... Huh? Woman, did you say something?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Either way, job's done. I'm going to sleep now. Wake me up if anything happens.

D:???
...Oh boy. I'm happy to see you all rough and tough, but it's a shame you're strangely indifferent now.

D:???
Well, it's fine either way. You probably won't have much chance to show off anymore.

D:???
Because from here on, it's my turn! Here comes the innocent, perfect, much beloved Queen Medb☆

Celtic Warrior
...What are your orders?

Medb
Come, my warriors! It's time to advance our troops! Sing my praises, loudly!

Medb
Praise me, and kill my enemies!
Medb is the best!

Medb
Oh, my dear and sweet warriors!
Come on, we're almost there!

Medb
This nation! This land!
Everything will be ours!

Medb
Eternal, an eternal nation.
We'll create a utopia!

Medb
If they oppose me, kill them!
If they don't oppose me, still kill them!

Medb
Foolish civilians, unwise leaders, and weak soldiers! I need none of them!

Medb
The United States will be no more, and from its ashes we'll create a new nation.

Medb
It'll be an eternal nation only for us! One centered around us!

Geronimo
How's his condition?

Soldier
Terrible. It's amazing he could stay alive.

Soldier
So he's a Servant, too.
Like you... Geronimo.

Geronimo
Yes... We need as much manpower as we can get.
Tell the shaman to give him the best treatment possible.

Geronimo
But...things won't get better as they are now.

Soldier
Geronimo, can we talk for a minute?

Geronimo
What's going on?

Soldier
Moments ago, the last fort in the East fell.
The United Western States has retreated from the East.

Soldier
The East-West Civil War will drag on longer than it should. So it means–

Geronimo
This place will turn into what the missionary called “Purgatory.”

Soldier
What's the difference between Purgatory and Hell?

Geronimo
No big difference. In either case, it is going to be harsh for us.

Soldier
What are we going to do?

Geronimo
You guys should continue infiltrating the Western forces in those costumes.

Geronimo
Although many non-human creatures lurk among the Celts, the Western troops still have a lot of humans.

Soldier
Yes, understood.

Geronimo
Don't worry. The star is finally starting to show movement. It seems the Mage's Association is getting serious...

Geronimo
...Wait, no. Perhaps the world is not moving, it's revolving.

Geronimo
I hope...that this starlight is something that we can be proud of...

A:???
—I woke up at the same time today.

A:???
I checked my temperature. I checked my five senses.
I said my name out loud, so that I could understand it better.

A:???
I think I've gotten quite used to waking up like this.
Previously, my wake-up was a bit more gradual.

A:???
It was as if I was walking on thin ice,
or sneaking in front of an animal in a blissful sleep.

A:???
That's how I used to wake up. Like I was looking for my way in complete darkness.

A:???
Of course it's different now. My self-consciousness is stable. I don't have to worry about my memory disappearing after each sleep.

A:???
I am who I am.
Today, too, I can feel that I am myself.

B:???
Good morning. You're on time as usual. Ready for breakfast?

B:???
Your brain waves are stable. If you continue like this, you won't need to stay in this sterile chamber anymore.

B:???
Then you can finally be a researcher at Chaldea. I will throw a celebration for you when that day comes.

B:???
Do you have any requests? I'll try to get you anything within my capabilities.

A:???
I couldn't think of what I wanted,
but I thought of something I wanted to do.

A:???
Though I knew this comfortable room was more than enough, I wanted to go outside, just once.

B:???
Well. You'll get out pretty soon.

B:???
What I want to give you is more like a gift, not something simple like what you just said...

A:???
I expressed my intention by shaking my head.

A:???
What I wanted to see was not outside of my room, but Chaldea. I wanted to see the outside world with my own eyes, not through pictures.

B:???
Oh, I see... So you want to actually see the sea and the grass field from the VR program I showed you the other day.

B:???
That'll be difficult. Chaldea is on top of a snowy mountain, 6,000 meters above sea level.

B:???
Part of it is to prevent top secrets from leaking. Either way, you'll see nothing but a blizzard if you go outside.

B:???
Maybe you can see the ravine when the weather clears up once a year.

B:???
Even so, your body can't withstand the outside world. I think it's best for you to change your way of thinking.

B:???
If you want to see nature then VR is enough. It's not worth it for you to shorten your already short activation period.

A:???
His smile seemed so troubled, like he was sorry for me. His gaze avoided mine.

A:???
...It made me feel terribly sorry.
I suppose what I said made him feel sad.

B:???
Oh, but you'll be free anywhere within Chaldea. I will take responsibility and make sure to get the Director's approval.

B:???
You can rest assured and wait for that day to come. I will think of a gift for you.

A:???
“Thank you,” I replied.

A:???
It was hard for me to think about what I wanted, but I was happy that anyone would care that much about me.

A:???
I am very, very happy.

A:???
Because today, I can spend another peaceful day without changes.

  1. ...That dream just now...  2. ...How was that happiness?
  Select: ...That dream just now...

  Select: ...How was that happiness?

Fou
Fou? Fooou?

  1. Wait... Am I crying?  2. ...What's this feeling, in my heart?
  Select: Wait... Am I crying?

  Select: ...What's this feeling, in my heart?

Fou
Fou?
Kyuuu...Fou, fooou!

  1. Yup, times like this call for a doctor.
  Select: Yup, times like this call for a doctor.

Mash
Good morning, Senpai.
You're here to see the Doctor for something?

Dr. Roman
Oh, is that Player's Name?
I'm glad you are here. I need your help convincing her.

Dr. Roman
Mash fights in the front lines too much these days. As her physician I think she should take a break...

Mash
That's not necessary. Senpai should be under the same conditions.

Mash
As long as Senpai is fighting, I can't find any reason for me to rest.

Dr. Roman
As you can see, she's insisting that she follow you. Player's Name, what do you think?

  1. I won't stop her if she wants to come.  2. Mash will be fine. I'll protect her.
  Select: I won't stop her if she wants to come.
Mash
See? You are being overprotective, Doctor. You are the commander, so please keep your composure. Mash
And thank you, Senpai. I will do my best to match your expectations.
  Select: Mash will be fine. I'll protect her.
Mash
Yes. I believe in you, Master.

Dr. Roman
Sigh... Oh boy. Though I am happy she's become so dependable in the short while that I wasn't looking...

Dr. Roman
Well, it's also true that things can be inconvenient unless Player's Name is accompanied by Mash...

Dr. Roman
Fine, I will allocate more budget to Mash's health management. But don't force too much on her.

Mash
No need to worry, Doctor.
Self-management is one of the things I'm good at.

Mash
I'll tell Senpai immediately if I don't feel well. We must stay alert at all times during a Grand Order.

Mash
Even a slight decrease in my performance would put Master in danger, so I won't hesitate to state my requests.

Mash
I'll ask for medical attention when injured, and I'll ask for sweets when I need sugar.

Mash
As far as that goes, I can guarantee you I am on top of that.

Dr. Roman
Hmmm, you've really become quite dependable.

Dr. Roman
Oh, it's a call from the Command Room.
They're ready for the next Rayshift.

Dr. Roman
Let's get going, Player's Name, Mash.
We'll start with a briefing as usual.

Mash
Yes. Let's hurry up, Senpai.

Fou
...Fooou...

  1. I didn't get a chance to ask the Doctor...  2. Well, it's not like he's going anywhere.
  Select: I didn't get a chance to ask the Doctor...

  Select: Well, it's not like he's going anywhere.

Dr. Roman
Let's start the briefing. The rest of Chaldea's staff, please pay attention as well.

Dr. Roman
After the battle in London, we now know our enemy is the King of Mages, Solomon.

Dr. Roman
We're lucky we obtained all sorts of information... Though it was likely on purpose.

Dr. Roman
Out of all the information we received, here's the important detail–

  1. He will not attack us.  2. The King of Mages won't fight.
  Select: He will not attack us.

  Select: The King of Mages won't fight.

Dr. Roman
That's right. It seems Solomon doesn't care about us taking down the other three Singularities.

Dr. Roman
He made it clear that he won't attack us until then. Whatever the purpose, it doesn't look like he's lying.

Mash
So, we can continue with our mission of correcting the Singularities?

Dr. Roman
Yes. First, we'll return human history back to its proper course. The problem is—

Da Vinci
How to deal with the King of Mages, right?
Grand Caster... He stands above all mages.

Da Vinci
I don't like the fact that there's a Caster who ranks higher than me, but I suppose it can't be helped.

Da Vinci
Inserting the reincarnated Demon Gods into each era... That's not something an ordinary person would think of.

Da Vinci
As a genius myself, I must admit... We currently have no idea how to track him, let alone defeat him.

Dr. Roman
...You're right. We don't know how to track him.

Mash
I hear the King of Mages had 72 Demon Gods serving under him. We've defeated at least three of them, that means–

Da Vinci
There are 69 left... But there's no point counting them.

Da Vinci
If he's indeed the Grand Caster, he can replenish the lost Demon Gods as much as he wants.

Dr. Roman
Yes, the familiar known as the “72 Demon Gods” is one single ritual, one single concept.

Dr. Roman
In that case, all 72 of them must always exist.

Dr. Roman
As long as they call themselves “Demon Gods,” all 72 pillars will continue to be around Solomon regardless of shape or form.

  1. So you mean there is no end?  2. What are they? Octopus tentacles?
  Select: So you mean there is no end?
Dr. Roman
Yeah. Unless we defeat King Solomon, the summoner, the 72 Demon Gods will never disappear from this planet.
  Select: What are they? Octopus tentacles?
Da Vinci
Hmm... I don't think they look that delicious... Da Vinci
...But using marine life as an analogy might be getting to the point... Da Vinci
Hmm... It reminds me of something I've seen in a picture book... But I can't remember...

Dr. Roman
I know we're in the dark regarding Solomon, but we do know what we have to do.

Dr. Roman
Let's think about how to get rid of the Demon Gods after we're done with that.

Dr. Roman
So, let's start talking about our current coordinates.
This is a place that would surprise any mage.

Mash
Where is it?

Dr. Roman
North America.
A superpower known as the “United States of America.”

Dr. Roman
You can't exclude this nation from history.

Dr. Roman
This nation is insignificant when it comes to Magecraft, but historically it's as important as Rome.

Mash
...Insignificant when it comes to Magecraft... I see, the Doctor is correct.

Mash
It's true that the United States is still a young nation, and there're no official records of it ever holding a Holy Grail War.

Da Vinci
Hahaha. To me it's just the place that said I put codes in my paintings.

Da Vinci
When would I have time to do something like that when I'm painting? Even if I did, I'd only do it to spite my client.

Dr. Roman
That aside, it's not like they're completely void of Magecraft.

Dr. Roman
Apparently, they've developed their own style of Magecraft that could summon an Elemental down to Earth.

Dr. Roman
I also confirmed that Heroic Spirits existed.

Dr. Roman
There are deep-rooted legends of outlaws who would rebel against anything in that nation.

Dr. Roman
Obviously, we can't treat this like places we've encountered before. I want you to proceed with your search carefully.

Dr. Roman
—Then I'll start the Rayshift. Master Player's Name, please start your preparations.

Announcement A
Unsummon Program, start.
Spiritron Conversion, start.

Announcement A
Rayshift starting in 3, 2, 1...

Announcement A
All procedures cleared.
Grand Order, commencing operation.

Section One: Feed on the Ground, Eyes on the Stars

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Mash
...Whew. The Rayshift was successful, Senpai.

Mash
We're in a forest somewhere in America in the year 1783.

Mash
...To be precise, we are on the continent of North America... The United States hasn't been born yet.

Mash
Once the Revolutionary War against England ends this year, the nation later known as “America” will be established.

Mash
After that, this nation will turn into a monster-like mega power that dominates this world.

Mash
Whether that's good or not, there's no doubt that this nation is absolutely essential for the proper course of history.

  1. Is England the enemy?  2. Who is the enemy?
  Select: Is England the enemy?

  Select: Who is the enemy?

Mash
Let's say America loses the war, and the nation known as the United States never comes into existence.

Mash
...Right, though that certainly is a possibility, the mere result of the Revolutionary War won't change the flow of history.

Mash
As long as America has shown its will for independence, even if that process gets delayed for 30 to 50 years...

Mash
Eventually the United States of America will be established.

Mash
I don't think it's as simple as “England is our enemy.”

Dr. Roman
Sorry, I know you've just arrived but we have a bit of an issue! I've detected a large scale battle just ahead!

Dr. Roman
I don't know the details, but please hurry! This is not an ordinary battle!

Mash
Understood.
Master, let's go!

Mash
This is...

Soldier
Stand your ground, elites of the glorious Mechanized Infantry Brigade! Protect this territory with your lives!

Mechanized Soldier
Yes! Domination Order!
We're ready to keep firing till our barrels are empty!

Mash
Th-That's... Mr. Babbage!?
Senpai, it's Mr. Babbage!

  1. Calm down, Mash. That's not him.  2. Calm down, Mash. It's nothing.
  Select: Calm down, Mash. That's not him.

  Select: Calm down, Mash. It's nothing.

???
!

Mash
The other side is...a lot more retro-looking!

Mechanized Soldier
—Oh, terrible. Enemy reinforcements spotted.
Firing warning shots, then proceeding to exterminate!

Mash
The guns are pointed at us—Senpai!

  1. For now, let's fight back!
  Select: For now, let's fight back!

Mash
Understood, Master! This is our first battle on North American soil, I'll do my best!

--ARROW--

Soldier
I-Impossible! The enhanced exoskeleton “Hard Work Mk-2” given by His Excellency was destroyed!?

Soldier
And by such a frail-looking girl? Could she be...the Servant-Type enemy I read about in my report?

Soldier
Fine! Retreat! We'll move our front line back until the reinforcements arrive! Hurry!

Mash
Hah... Hah... We did it, Master!

Mash
I can't grasp the situation yet, but it seems one side has retreated—

???
!

Dr. Roman
Be careful! Now the other side has targeted you! Please hang on for a little bit longer, Player's Name!

--BATTLE--

C:???
!

Mash
We did it!
Now those people are retreating as well!

  1. Good job, Mash!  2. Mash, you should get back, too!
  Select: Good job, Mash!

  Select: Mash, you should get back, too!

Mash
Y-Yes! We should hurry and retreat as well!
If we continue to stay here, we'll get flanked by both forc—

Mash
Master, fall back now—
No... RUN!

Fou
Fou!

  1. Huh?  2. What?
  Select: Huh?

  Select: What?

Mash
Senpai? Senpai!

Mash
Doctor!
Senpai is airborne!

Dr. Roman
Huh? Mash, what did you just say?

Mash
You know, airborne! Like when your two feet are above the ground and... Oh never mind!

Mash
Senpai! Stay with me, please!
Senpai, Senpai!

Section Two: The Lady with a Lamp

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???
...
...

  1. ...
  Select: ...

???
Patient No. 99, severely wounded. The wound on the right arm is serious, I recommend amputation.

  1. ...
  Select: ...

???
Here, too... I don't think it can be saved.
Left femur shattered. It's a miracle that this one's alive.

???
We're going to have to amputate this as well.

  1. ???
  Select: ???

???
Gouge wound on the lateral region of the abdomen... No problem, as long as we remove the damaged organs and stitch it back up.

  1. ???
  Select: ???

???
Don't worry, you'll still live. Your condition is far better than the other patients here.

???
In another 200 years, highly advanced artificial limbs should be developed... I suppose that's too far ahead.

???
Now then, it's time to amputate.

  1. Whoa, whoa, whoa!
  Select: Whoa, whoa, whoa!

???
This should've been a surgeon's job, but seeing how we don't have enough physicians here, I will do it.

???
Please bite on this. It's going to hurt.

???
If I were to compare it to something...
It'll hurt as much as getting your arm ripped off.

  1. That's the same thing!  2. You don't have much of a vocabulary, do you!?
  Select: That's the same thing!

  Select: You don't have much of a vocabulary, do you!?

???
You mustn't be so childish.
At least it's better than dying, isn't it?

  1. Um, I don't really think amputation is necessary.  2. Just stitch me back up, please!
  Select: Um, I don't really think amputation is necessary.

  Select: Just stitch me back up, please!

???
No. I'm doing it. I'm cutting.
This wound, at least, must be dealt with swiftly.

???
Don't worry, you're still young.
I know you can endure something like this.

???
...Sorry. That sounded rather vague. Let me correct myself. You must endure it no matter what.

  1. You're crazy!  2. You just want to cut something, don't you?
  Select: You're crazy!

  Select: You just want to cut something, don't you?

???
...You there, don't come in here in that unsanitary state when I'm treating someone!

Mash
Please wait!
Stop! You've got the wrong person!

???
There's no mistake. All patients are equal, be they a private or a colonel.

???
No matter who they are, I'll do the best I can to save them. In order to do that, proper hygiene is essential.

???
Listen to me.
Take one step closer and I'll shoot you.

Mash
I-I wasn't about to!

???
Your eyes told me otherwise.

  1. I am fine!  2. I don't like where this is going!
  Select: I am fine!

  Select: I don't like where this is going!

Mash
Senpai! Thank goodness, you're conscious!

???
How are you fine? It's a miracle that your limbs are still attached after taking a direct hit from the cannons.

???
Normally, I would amputate those limbs to prevent the blood from reaching unnecessary areas...

???
And by keeping those wounds clean, we can prevent them from getting infected.

???
Don't worry, I am going to heal you, even if that means killing you.

???
Yes... I will do everything in my power to save you! I will take your life if I have to!

  1. That's messed up!  2. The ends and means are reversed?
  Select: That's messed up!

  Select: The ends and means are reversed?

???
I am sure some people see it that way. But sometimes, you have no room for doubt in the field of medicine.

Mash
Medicine... Cleanliness... Ah.
Um, are you...

???
Am I what?

Mash
You're a Servant... Aren't you?

???
That has nothing to do with this. As long as I'm summoned here, I'll only think about how to follow my conviction.

???
My conviction is my strength, and that is medical treatment. It doesn't matter if I'm a Servant or not, I must do my best here.

???
Now that I'm summoned to this battlefield, I must treat these patients.

Mash
Huh? Ah, um, but you're a Servant, right?
That person there is a Master.

Mash
I'm sure you know that means that I must protect my Master. That's non-negotiable, even with you.

???
That goes the same with me. My conviction won't falter unless you can have a stronger...

???
...Wait.
You... That body of yours...

???
...Fine, understood.
I'll withhold my treatment for now.

Mash
Master, here's a Scroll of Healing.

Mash
...You're all right.
You're back to normal now.

  1. I thought I was a goner...
  Select: I thought I was a goner...

Mash
...Whew.
Thank goodness it turned out okay...

???
All right, if you're finished, get out of the way! My next patient is coming!

  1. What is this place?
  Select: What is this place?

Mash
I...don't really know myself... But this is the rear base of the American Independence Army.

Mash
Do you remember that last battle?

Mash
The American army lost.
Their forces retreated from the front line.

Mash
I followed along.
Um... since they carried you here, Master.

Mash
I don't know who's on the other side.
...But I'm at least certain that it's not the British army.

Mash
And there's one more thing. This army is strange, too.
The American flag they're flying isn't what it's supposed to be...

Mash
...and the ones they sent in to fight...
were the same things we encountered in London.

  1. Things... Homunculi?  2. They're the robot army?
  Select: Things... Homunculi?
Mash
No, unfortunately, that's not what they are.
I'll give you some hints: the smell of oil, looks like iron...
  Select: They're the robot army?
Mash
That's it. Charles Babbage, the King of Steam.
These things were the same as his production model.

Dr. Roman
Hi, Player's Name.
Um... So that was a disaster, huh?

Dr. Roman
In any case, what you've encountered was probably due to the Singularity.

Dr. Roman
I don't know what they are, and there are many mysteries about this army you've joined up with...

Dr. Roman
But what I can be certain of is that someone is trying to prevent the United States of America from being established.

Dr. Roman
If the United States isn't established, it will cause a logical error in this world.

Dr. Roman
Aside from the “anchor” that King Solomon used, I believe other powerful Servants are appearing in this era.

Dr. Roman
But we're not going to change our methods.

Dr. Roman
We'll keep looking for help from Servants who are already summoned.

Dr. Roman
...And, I fully understand how you'd be nervous about this, but I think we should ask the Servant that's in front of us now.

Dr. Roman
She seems dependable... I think?

Mash
Doctor, when you say it like that, it almost sounds like this isn't your problem...

Dr. Roman
No, I'm just a little scared. Just a little.
I'm not good with nurses who are too serious...

Dr. Roman
But you two aren't me.
That's a battlefield, not an infirmary!

Dr. Roman
Besides, we can't afford to be picky!
Just try talking to her, Player's Name!

Mash
Actually... I proposed that earlier...
but it didn't work. She won't listen.

Dr. Roman
Why not?

Mash
Seeing how she talks and acts, I have no doubt that her class is Berserker, and–

Mash
I can't be certain yet, but her True Name is probably... Florence Nightingale.

Nightingale
Did we get a new patient?

Nightingale
...Don't call my name unless you need me.
All right, the treatment is done.

Nightingale
Keep the wounds clean, you hear me?

Soldier
Thank you...very much...
Are you...an angel?

Nightingale
I don't know.

Nightingale
Angels don't give out beautiful flowers,
they're the ones who fight for those in distress.

Nightingale
If you're in agony, yet still choose to fight–
Then I will be there for you.

Mash
I knew it, you're Florence Nightingale, aren't you?

Nightingale
–I fail to see how that makes any difference.

Mash
Please help us.
Unless we correct the Singularity–

Nightingale
Please don't bring up such foolishness.
I have patients here waiting for me.

Nightingale
That is the only reason and motivation for my being summoned.

  1. There's a way to save them all.  2. There's a way to treat them all.
  Select: There's a way to save them all.

  Select: There's a way to treat them all.

Nightingale
...What's that now?

Mash
You heard that right.
May I, Ms. Nightingale?

Mash
No matter how hard you struggle,
the number of patients will keep increasing.

Mash
In a normal war, the number of casualties slow down somewhere along the line.

Mash
However, this is no normal war.
This enemy will fight until the last man is dead.

Nightingale
You say the patient count will keep increasing?

Mash
Yes, unfortunately.
That's exactly why we need to cut it off at the root.

Soldier
Enemy raid, enemy raid!

Mash
You there, sir! Is the enemy the same as before?

Soldier
That's right! Anyone who can walk, prepare to engage!
The mechanized brigade won't get here in time! So get the cannons ready!

Mash
Master, let's fight with them.

Mash
If we can't maintain the front line here,
the patients will...

  1. I know!  2. We can't let them attack this camp!
  Select: I know!

  Select: We can't let them attack this camp!

Mash
Right!

Nightingale
–Wait.
I'll go with you.

Nightingale
Despite my appearance, I know a thing or two about combat. But most of all, I can't let these patients be injured anymore.

Nightingale
Doctor Rush! Please treat these patients just the way I told you.

Nightingale
The patients who mustn't be moved are housed in the big tent. I want to move them, but that would risk their lives more.

Nightingale
Those who can walk on their own, please help those who can't. When you do, be very careful not to touch their wounds.

Nightingale
I won't let the enemy reach this tent.
This is our sanctuary.

Doctor
R-Right.
But... Who are you?

Nightingale
I'm a nurse. Nothing more, nothing less.
Follow me, Servant!

Mash
R-Right!

Doctor
...Th-That's a nurse?

Nightingale
Okay, time for treatment.
I'll remove the infected parts right away.

Mash
C-Calm down, okay? ...After another look, it seems our enemy can move better than humans.

Mash
Anyway, let's fight. This is the front line.
We can't win if we don't hold them here.

Mash
Here I go, Master!

--ARROW--

Mash
More are on the way.
They're more powerful than the ones before...

  1. We've become more powerful as well.
  Select: We've become more powerful as well.

Mash
Right!
Let's keep going!

--ARROW--

Mash
It's a stalemate. For them, it may have been their first Servant battle ever.

Nightingale
I don't think they'll reach the tent, but–
Mm. Mm, mm. Mm.

Dr. Roman
–Detecting enemy Servants. Two of them!

D:???
Your Majesty.
We've found them.

D:???
Apparently they're Servants.
I can see why our troops aren't pushing onward.

D:???
This is probably as far as the unsung warriors can go. Now it's our turn to step up.

C:???
Just what I'd expect from my subordinate, Diarmuid Ua Duibhne. Your eyes are, yes, if I were to compare, akin to a hawk's!

Diarmuid
...You are too kind. Compared to your wisdom, Fionn mac Cumhaill, I am nothing.

Fionn
Hahaha! Enough with the modesty. You have an eye for beauty. The fact that you chose Gráinne proves it.

Diarmuid
...N-No.
I wouldn't...say that... Uh...

Fionn
Sorry, I was only joking! That was a bit mean of me! Now, let's fight!

Fionn
Let's show them the power of the Knights of Fianna!
And...let's bring an eternal empire to this fertile land!

Diarmuid
As you wish!
Now, ladies. Prepare yourselves.

Diarmuid
I am Diarmuid Ua Duibhne,
the best spearman in the Knights of Fianna.

Mash
Diarmuid... the “radiant-faced” Diarmuid Ua Duibhne.

Mash
And standing right behind him is his lord,
Fionn mac Cumhaill...

Nightingale
In other words, you two are pathogens.

Diarmuid
Pathogens?
No, we're just warriors. Nothing more, nothing less.

Diarmuid
Whoa!

Nightingale
—With your death, I shall eradicate this disease!

Diarmuid
Ugh... So you don't listen to what people say, huh?
I don't like it, I really don't like such women...

--ARROW--

Diarmuid
Ugh!

Fionn
You were caught off guard, Diarmuid!
Leave it to me, I'll heal your wounds!

Diarmuid
My lord, I am grateful. Please accept my apologies. Forgive me, I was overwhelmed.

Fionn
Hahaha, that's my “Ladykiller” Diarmuid.
So you're not comfortable taking on women?

Diarmuid
No... I wouldn't say... Uh...

Fionn
Hahaha! I jest, I jest! That was a pretty good one, too!

Fionn
But no need to worry.
They're both good-looking, powerful women.

Fionn
I don't blame you for holding back.
Now then, I shall head out myself.

Fionn
In the name of the glorious Knights of Fianna,
I shall claim their heads!

Fionn
Lancer, Fionn mac Cumhaill... here I come!

--BATTLE--

Fionn
Hmm. To think they're more than a match for both of us. Quite impressive... Are they seasoned veterans?

Mash
Master, we couldn't finish them off!

Nightingale
Wait! What's this... The wounded back at the camp...

Mash
Wait, what?
Nightingale, where are you going?

Fionn
Oh, my, I think she's noticed.

Fionn
Oh unknown Shielder Servant.
This Holy Grail War is by all means...a war.

Fionn
As far as we're concerned, we only needed to keep you here.

Mash
Oh no!
The other soldiers!

Fionn
They're nameless warriors.
Just unique monsters who will continue to fight.

Fionn
Of course, they're no match for Servants...
But I wonder... How about the American troops?

Mash
Ugh!

Diarmuid
...!
Your Majesty, please retreat!

Fionn
–What?

???
Right flank, left flank, surround the enemy!
We're going to charge down the middle!

???
They're beasts who only process what's right before them! But we have wisdom!

Fionn
Is that... the much-rumored Resistance?
If there are more Servants, there's nothing we can do.

Fionn
Fine. We'll retreat for now, Diarmuid!
Give the order to the other warriors as well!

Diarmuid
Very well. But will they be able to comprehend our orders?

Fionn
Hmm? If they don't, it can't be helped.
We'll abandon them. Come on, don't feel bad.

Fionn
They're monsters born indefinitely from our queen. Even if we lose a few thousand here, it won't be a problem for us!

Diarmuid
...Indeed, my liege.
All right... Let us retreat.

Fionn
Oh, before we do, I forgot something important.
Oh beautiful Demi-Servant.

Mash
D-Do you mean me?

Fionn
Yes, I mean you.
Are you determined to oppose us?

Mash
...Yes.
Along with my Master, we will defeat you.

Fionn
That's a beautiful gaze, full of sincerity. I shall forgive your transgression for showing me such a wonderful gaze.

Fionn
In return... If you're defeated, I shall have your heart! That's right, you shall become my wife!

Mash
...Excuse me?

Fionn
I can't wait, I really can't wait! A truly blissful promise! Now, then, farewell! Fare thee well!

Diarmuid
... (There he goes again, just like that...)

Diarmuid
Pardon us. It's a bad habit of my king's.
You might think it's a prank, but he actually never lies.

Diarmuid
He must've fallen for the sight of you fighting so bravely. If you're defeated, please consider surrender and submission.

Diarmuid
Now, then, farewell! Fare thee well!

Mash
...Um.
What was that last part about?

  1. He proposed to you.  2. He asked for your hand in marriage.
  Select: He proposed to you.

  Select: He asked for your hand in marriage.

Mash
I-Is that right?
Well, that was a bit of a...surprise.

Mash
Um... I have no comment on the man himself,
but his words did have an impact...or should I say...

Mash
I felt like my heart skipped a beat... Sorry, let me take a deep breath.

Mash
Breathe in, breathe out.
Breathe in, breathe out.

Dr. Roman
Hey! Are you okay?
Looks like the enemy Servants are gone for now...

Dr. Roman
...but now a different Servant has appeared.
It's heading your way.

Mash
Let's join Nightingale right away!

Section Three: Fragment of the Star

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C:???
Green, I'm out of ammo.
Cover me.

D:???
Gotcha.

D:???
By the way, why do you call me “Green”?
Who's this “Green”?

C:???
I mean, you and I are both Archers, right? So we either call each other by our True Names or use code names.

C:???
But neither of us wants to use our True Names, right? You know, as outlaws.

D:???
I'm no outlaw. That's just how it turned out. Basically, I'm just a lazy-ass.

C:???
Say, if you were an animal you would be a gorilla, right? I mean, Druids are like sages of the forest? Then you would be a gori–

D:???
Green is fine, just call me Green.
And why are you “Thunder”?

C:???
Huh? It sounds cool, no?
Thunder. Plus it's the name of my gun.

D:???
...To be honest, between this land, what you wear, and that gun, I have a pretty good idea of your True Name. Is that okay?

C:???
Come on, I can say the same for you.
Faceless ruler of the forest, specialist in guerilla warfare.

D:???
It's not good to go without a face.
Now that we're done with idle chatter—

C:???
Right, now that we're done—
What do we do with this?

D:???
How's that escape hatch we made?

C:???
It's good. We can use it.
It'd just be a shame to, that's all.

C:???
After we gathered up all these weapons and ammo...
...Hmm, maybe we overdid it?

D:???
Well, after all that sabotage, I'd say a bit.

D:???
Doesn't seem like they have any Servants over there,
but we're done for if they engage in close combat.

D:???
...Well, it's all in fate's hands now.
Want me to pray for the Master to come to our aid?

C:???
Are you mad? Were your prayers ever answered in life?

D:???
Why, sure.
But you have to be a good boy.

D:???
Unfortunately, it hasn't worked since I became an adult. I guess we're both just bad boys?

C:???
Hmph, speak for yourself!
I always said my prayers, just like my mom taught me.

D:???
Yeah, yeah. I'm sure if you pray from the bottom of your heart, we'll be saved.

C:???
Mmm, I guess praying in your spare time doesn't work. Well, I–

C:???
was expecting that, too.

D:???
Praying while blasting away with your gun won't do a thing. I mean, God can't hear your prayers over the gunshots.

D:???
Whoa, someone fell for it.
I'll go light 'em up.

C:???
Yeah, knock yourself out.

C:???
...Still, I'm tired.
I wonder how long the Resistance is gonna hold out.

C:???
Sooner or later, they'll reach their limit.
I just hope Geronimo finds the “star” by then–

C:???
Whoa, that was close. The “Regulators” are closed for today. Please visit us another day. See ya!

Mash
Nightingale?

Nightingale
Please give me a moment.

Nightingale
I'm in the middle of telling Dr. Rush how to care for the patients.

Nightingale
Honestly, though this is long before I was born, there is too little risk management concerning sanitation.

Mash
R-Right...

Nightingale
Listen to me. The wounds must be kept clean, and don't lay beds edge-to-edge.

Nightingale
Normally, I would never let patients lie down on the filthy ground.

Nightingale
Giving them vomit-inducing medication or bloodletting to expel toxins, or having them drink mercury chloride...

Nightingale
If you perform outdated treatments like that again, I will punch you until you need treatment yourself. You've been warned.

Doctor
But those are the latest techniques...

Nightingale
Which is the latest, this gun or that treatment? Don't make me repeat myself.

Doctor
U-Understood! Understood! I understand!
Please, no more guns, latest or not!

Nightingale
Also, treat all patients equally, regardless of age, gender, race, or social status.

Nightingale
The only discrimination is the order they receive treatment.

Nightingale
If you don't follow those rules, this bullet will go through your forehead, even if I'm 5,000 kilometers away.

Nightingale
...You got all that, Benjamin Rush?
Please take good care of the patients.

Doctor
I-I will.
You can be assured of that!

Doctor
She's gone.

Doctor
...Still, she's an outstanding nurse for being so radical.

Doctor
“Regardless of race” are brave words in this day and age.

Doctor
Seems she came from Europe. She must be famous over there.

Doctor
...I have issues with that gun, though...

Mash
Um... Did you just fire that?

Nightingale
It's your imagination. Let's go.

Mash
No, it isn't my imagination.
You just fired that without hesitation.

Nightingale
I just used the back of its blade.

  1. Do guns have blades?  2. I know. You can do that with shields, too.
  Select: Do guns have blades?
Mash
If I have to guess... I think she means the bottom of the grip. You just lightly tap the back of the head like this?
  Select: I know. You can do that with shields, too.
Mash
Of course. The trick is to strike gently, and at the moment of impact, shift the strike point...

Nightingale
Excuse me, please refrain from idle chatter during treatment. Come, let's go.

Mash
Ah, right! My apologies!

Mash
Um... Senpai. Is it normal to feel a little bit worried?

Fou
Fouuu.

C:???
Wait, Florence.
Where do you think you're going?

C:???
Do you know that leaving your post in the military is an offense that can get you shot?

C:???
Get back to your post now. Or else harsh punishment will be waiting for you.

Nightingale
...You go back to your post.

Nightingale
My job has not changed at all.

Nightingale
I feel like I almost found a way to treat the soldiers' ailments at their core, so that's what I'm going to do.

C:???
Oh, really? That is reasonable. Thank you. But—

C:???
I can't let a Berserker like you wander off like that. What happens if you end up disrupting our troops?

C:???
The king would never approve of this.

Nightingale
...The king? Someone like that has absolutely no right to stop me.

Nightingale
Unless you have a better way to treat the soldiers. I'm all ears.

C:???
Sheesh, you really can't talk to a Berserker. I wonder what I should do.

C:???
We've never seen eye to eye, so maybe this is a good chance to get rid of you?

Nightingale
...Well, that's not very kind of you, but I feel the same way. That saves me some trouble.

Dr. Roman
Yikes... We've got sparks flying over here...

Dr. Roman
Why is it when two strong-minded women clash, it always turns into a bloodbath like this?

  1. Doctor, calm down.  2. Mash, please intervene!
  Select: Doctor, calm down.
Mash
I think this is happening because they're both correct, and stubborn in their own way! Mash
Anyway, we can't let them kill each other!
Senpai, may I intervene?
  Select: Mash, please intervene!
Mash
Roger that.
I'm not confident, but I'll do my best!

Mash
P-Pardon me for interrupting!
Are you... a Servant too?

C:???
Too? You mean... Oh!
So many Servants! Great!

C:???
When I heard the Celts were driven away,
I assumed Florence had lost her mind again...

C:???
But it seems I was wrong.
So this is good news for the king?

Mash
King?

C:???
Oh, you don't know America's current situation?
This country has split into two, and now the two sides are at war with each other.

C:???
The other side is good-for-nothing savages who just want to destroy.

C:???
And there's our side–the United Western States, led by our king.

C:???
It's a civil war between the East and the West...not the North and the South.

Dr. Roman
I see...

Dr. Roman
So it's not even “What if the South won the Civil War?”
but a clash between two unknown armies.

Mash
...Um, pardon me, miss.
What's your name?

C:???
Oh. You recognized Florence at a glance,
but you don't know me?

Mash
I-I'm sorry... Ms. Nightingale was...
Um, anyway, it was easy to guess...

C:???
That's okay, I'm only giving you a hard time.
Please forgive my childishness.

C:???
I'm sorry I didn't introduce myself earlier.
I am Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.

Blavatsky
Well, I suppose I'm known more as Madame Blavatsky.
I didn't appreciate having to change my maiden name.

Dr. Roman
Helena Blavatsky!
The poster girl for 19th-century occultism!

Dr. Roman
A talented woman independent from the Mage's Association who codified occultism with only her distinctive powers–

Dr. Roman
But seeing as how you're a Servant here,
are you acting as an agent for the Mage's Association?

Blavatsky
No. In this world, all major nations other than America are completely destroyed.

  1. Who is this king?  2. So who do you serve?
  Select: Who is this king?

  Select: So who do you serve?

Blavatsky
Oh, so you're the Master.
What a pity. We have already decided who to serve.

Blavatsky
That's the king.
If he conquers the globe, I have no problem with it.

Blavatsky
I believe we'd become Lemuria, breaking away from other dimensions and continuing to wander.

Blavatsky
Kind of like the Throne of Heroes.
Don't you think that is a happy ending in its own way?

Nightingale
–I can't accept that as treatment. Amputating the bad part and then walking away is outrageous.

Blavatsky
...Well, I figured you would say that.
But what do you think?

  1. A definite no!  2. No, ma'am!
  Select: A definite no!
Blavatsky
Oh, I see.
  Select: No, ma'am!
Blavatsky
...I must admit to being a little irritated.
“Ma'am.” What is this “ma'am”?

Blavatsky
...Ahem. Well then, where are you people taking Florence?

Mash
...In order to prevent the destruction of this world, we intend to remove the cause.

Blavatsky
I see. Then I suppose that makes us enemies.

Mash
No, it doesn't have to be like that. Would you please let us go?

Mash
We're just leaving here with Nightingale as our ally.

Blavatsky
Hmph. Then you are able to understand Florence's will.

Blavatsky
That makes me somewhat relieved,
but I still can't let you go.

Mash
...

Dr. Roman
Not even Mash could convince her...

Dr. Roman
So the punchline to this venture is that there aren't any Servants joining our side?

  1. There is one!  2. One right here!
  Select: There is one!

  Select: One right here!

Nightingale
I'm done talking.
Let's go, Player's Name.

Nightingale
I don't want to waste a minute or even a second. I'm going to cure this war.

Dr. Roman
R-Right. Anyway, she's on our side and we're just barely managing to communicate with her!

Dr. Roman
Player's Name! Escape from there with Nightingale!

Blavatsky
Ahhh, you leave me no choice.
Now I have to call out my elites.

Blavatsky
We'll start with them.
Mechanized infantry, come forward!

Mash
The production model Babbages from earlier!

Blavatsky
Oh, have you encountered Mr. Babbage?
Have you been to 19th-century England?

Blavatsky
...Oh, I see. He was defeated, wasn't he? Poor man.

Blavatsky
But these won't lose.
After all, the king personally “worked” on them!

Mash
“Worked” on them?

Blavatsky
Babbage used the powers of the Grail and Noble Phantasm to produce his clones. However, the power of science was used here to mass-produce these.

Blavatsky
Even if the result is the same, the approach differs. And if the approach differs, the result will too.

Blavatsky
Well, quoting our king...

Blavatsky
“Of course electricity is better than steam, you fool!”

Mash
Th-They're electric?

  1. I'm fired up!  2. That's so cool!
  Select: I'm fired up!

  Select: That's so cool!

Mash
Master, seeing your eyes glitter like that worries me a little... b-but anyway, here I go!

--BATTLE--

Mash
We defeated them! Be they steam-powered or electric, once they're broken the victory is ours!

Blavatsky
An obvious truth.
But it all ends here.

Blavatsky
Okay, Karna!
Hurry up and finish them off!

Mash
What...
Umm, I'm sorry. What did you just say?

Karna
...It's my turn? Understood.

Dr. Roman
Whoa! All of a sudden I'm picking up a Servant response! It's right above you!

Dr. Roman
Forced teleportation... Command Spell!?
...What's going on!?

Dr. Roman
The readings I'm getting from his Spirit Origin are off the charts!

Mash
Oh no...

Nightingale
...

Blavatsky
Sorry, but could you go ahead and capture them?
I mean, it looks like they're enemies for the time being.

Karna
I'll oblige to your frivolous conjecture.

Karna
Travelers from afar, pardon the rough welcome.
–Brahmastra!

Dr. Roman
Retreat... Oh no, he's too fast!

Section Four: King of Presidents

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Mash
Senpai, Senpai!
I'm so glad, you woke up!

  1. What on earth happened?  2. My head hurts...
  Select: What on earth happened?

  Select: My head hurts...

Nightingale
Your Servant blocked that Noble Phantasm attack. However, its shockwave knocked everyone unconscious.

Nightingale
While our lives were spared,
it appears that we are in their custody now.

Blavatsky
Oh, so you're awake. Right now we're in the midst of transporting you.

Blavatsky
You can run away if you like... But, the bad news is that these babies will target the Master, aggressively.

Blavatsky
Though Karna probably won't do a thing, since he's firm on his policy of not killing a Master.

Karna
...That's a misunderstanding. I will kill a Master first depending on the situation.

Karna
Of course, first you must show me that you have the reason, conviction, and determination to convince me to kill a Master.

Karna
For instance, is the one issuing the order willing to exchange their own life for it?

Karna
If that's the case, I am willing to consider.

Blavatsky
See, he says stuff that's basically unthinkable on a battlefield.

Blavatsky
Well, that's how Karna is,
but that doesn't change your situation in the slightest.

Blavatsky
At such close range, it would be quite difficult to slip past the mechanized infantry, don't you think?

Mash
Ugh...

Blavatsky
Now, now, be good.

  1. Where are we headed?  2. What do you want?
  Select: Where are we headed?

  Select: What do you want?

Blavatsky
First, I'll have you meet my king.
You should decide which side to be on after that.

Blavatsky
Well, I know the two Servants sitting right there won't side with us that easily. That much I'm sure of.

Blavatsky
However, I'm sure things will be different if we can persuade the Master.

Mash
...Umm, Lady Blavatsky.

Mash
Why is it that you go to such lengths to take the side of this “king”?

Blavatsky
Lady! I like the sound of that. You're a nice girl. You understand etiquette!

Blavatsky
Your name is Mash, right? In light of your proper manners, I shall answer you.

Blavatsky
The biggest reason why I support the king is that we were closely connected when we were alive.

Blavatsky
Oh, it's not like we had an affair or anything like that. We kept in close contact, and I owe him a lot...

Blavatsky
The Celts who dominate the East won't accept anyone other than themselves.

Blavatsky
Even if I surrendered to the Celts, they would just kill me. Or maybe they would sacrifice me for the sake of their war.

Mash
...The Celts...

Dr. Roman
Those Servants you saw earlier were Fionn mac Cumhaill and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, right?

Dr. Roman
If that's the case, we'll be seeing a lot of Celtic Servants this time.

Dr. Roman
As far as I know from the legends, they all have a few screws loose. They're a bunch of airheaded Berserkers!

Blavatsky
Is there someone else with you?

Blavatsky
Hey, are you keeping a fairy in your pocket or something? Nothing? Then, just where did that voice come from...

Blavatsky
Oh. Is Graham Bell with you or something?

Blavatsky
If he were, the king would seriously lose his temper this time.

Dr. Roman
Hate to break it to you, but when it comes to long-distance communications, we're a few steps ahead.

Dr. Roman
Apologies for introducing myself so late, Ms. Blavatsky. I'm their navigator.

Dr. Roman
My name is Dr. Roman. Make sure you don't forget it, as we may cross paths someday.

Blavatsky
Wow... I can tell you're an imprudent man just by your voice. You're clearly up to no good, my dear.

Dr. Roman
Hey! Why does everyone always dis me when they first meet me?

Blavatsky
Well, it doesn't matter. It means Player's Name has an advisor as well.

Blavatsky
So, let's get back to the subject. You all get it now, right?

Blavatsky
You can't win in this war unless you side with somebody. It will only get you killed if you try to take on both sides.

Blavatsky
This world maintains a precarious balance as the East and West continue to fight.

Blavatsky
If we didn't fight, this nation would have been completely destroyed and beyond salvation by now, you see?

  1. So both sides just like to fight?  2. So what are we, really?
  Select: So both sides just like to fight?
Blavatsky
Dear, you're not a good listener, are you? Has anyone called you stubborn before? Blavatsky
Well, at any rate, you should meet the king at least once... It'll be amusing.
  Select: So what are we, really?
Blavatsky
Oh. I see. So I hadn't gotten around to explaining that yet. But... Heh heh. Blavatsky
We've already come this far, I don't want to ruin the surprise. Besides, isn't that more amusing?

Mash
Amusing...you say?

Nightingale
Well, someone is calling himself “king” in this ultimate democratic nation. How is that not amusing?

Nightingale
...Oh, if self-proclaimed title counts, I do remember there's an emperor as well.

Blavatsky
You sure know a lot about snobs. If he were a Heroic Spirit, I'm sure he would lament the current situation.

Blavatsky
Ah, but first we have a preliminary show.
Perfect. Can you help me out?

Mash
...

Blavatsky
Pretty please♪

Mash
Master?

  1. Let's fight for now.  2. Let's defend for now.
  Select: Let's fight for now.

  Select: Let's defend for now.

Mash
Understood. Either way, they're enemies we must eventually stand against.

Mash
Okay, here I go!

--ARROW--

Blavatsky
Here we are.

Mash
...A fortress unfitting for America.

Blavatsky
The White House was taken over,
so we had no choice.

Blavatsky
We built the fortress from the ground up. We should use anti-Celt measures to resist the Celts, right?

Mechanized Infantry
Madam Blavatsky, Lord Karna.
The presi-king awaits. Please come right away.

Dr. Roman
M-Maybe I heard wrong.
Did he just say “presi-king” or something?

Mash
Yes, no doubt... I don't know how to say this, but it's so...simplistic.

Blavatsky
Right? But that's what makes it charming.
It's not an idea we'd come up with.

Blavatsky
Come, follow me.
The king, despite his appearance, has a short temper.

Nightingale
...So your employer is just ahead, right?

  1. Nightingale, wait!  2. Are you itching that badly for a battle!?
  Select: Nightingale, wait!

  Select: Are you itching that badly for a battle!?

Karna
Wait. That would be a bad move, Nightingale.
Let your gun rest a while longer.

Karna
If you want to cure this world's soldiers, identify the pathogen first. Or are you that simplistic as well?

Nightingale
...In the meantime, more soldiers die.
Are you telling me to bear with that?

Karna
Yes. Bear with it, but do not get accustomed to it.
It may be tough for you, but consider it a trial.

Karna
Or is long-term treatment not your policy?
If so—

Karna
I wonder which is beyond saving?
You, or this land?

Nightingale
What? Are you saying my treatment is wrong?

Karna
Not quite. But everyone makes mistakes. Humans fall to ruin when convinced that their ideas are the only absolutes.

Karna
...Anyway, if you idly meet your death here, that would be truly meaningless.

Karna
Everything has a proper order. Even if you temporarily defeat an enemy here, it may cause a greater evil to prosper.

Nightingale
–I see. I understand your valuable opinion.
I will put the gun away for now.

Karna
...Good grief. What a consummate liar.
Blavatsky, I will keep an eye on her.

Karna
You look after this world's only Master and that Servant.

Blavatsky
Yes yes, I know! Well then, let's get ourselves an audience with the king!

Blavatsky
I've brought them to see you, Mr. Presi-king.

Mechanized Infantry
Understood. It will be another minute until the presi-king's arrival.

Mash
...I'm starting to get nervous, Senpai.
I wonder what kind of king he is...

  1. I have a bad feeling about this.
  Select: I have a bad feeling about this.

Dr. Roman
You might be right on that.

Dr. Roman
I'm detecting a new Servant approaching you,
but there's something bizarre about it...

Dr. Roman
Umm...I wonder if this really is a Heroic Spirit?

Mash
Bizarre?
In what way, Doctor?

Dr. Roman
I don't want to affect your first impression with my speculation. Anyway, we'll talk after you meet this King.

Mechanized Infantry
Thank you for waiting.
The presi-king is here!

E:???
Oh! At last I get the chance to meet that angel!

E:???
How I have yearned for this moment!

E:???
I intended on inviting them only after they eliminated the Celts, but this is fine, too!

E:???
Yes, advancing the schedule is a good thing! Much better than pushing back the deadline!

Blavatsky
...I see he still hasn't fixed his habit of talking to himself while walking. I was hoping he could at least have kept that to himself.

Mash
That was “talking to himself?”

Mash
D-Did you hear how loud he was, Senpai!?
No human could do that!

E:???
—To be frank, you have all done a fantastic job!
Greetings, everyone! And congratulations!

Mash
...

  1. ...
  Select: ...

Nightingale
...

Dr. Roman
Huh? Is the monitor broken?
All I see on it is a creature?

E:???
I'll say it once more!
All of you have done a fantastic job!

Blavatsky
I bet you were pretty surprised.
Right? Right? Right?

Karna
...Well, yes, they'd be surprised.

Mash
W-Well, I was indeed surprised...
but it's fine, I'm getting used to things of this sort...

Mash
That aside, umm... You must be the king who controls Western America, right?

E:???
Indeed, it is as you say.

E:???
I have taken it upon myself to rule America in order to pulverize those barbaric Celts—

E:???
I am a Servant, and a gentleman who supports other Servants! I am Thomas Alva Edison, the presi-king!

Mash
E!?

Dr. Roman
DI!?

  1. SON of a gun!?
  Select: SON of a gun!?

Nightingale
Oh, excuse me. I was at a complete loss for words.

Nightingale
Edison... Edison, the King of Inventions?
It's really you? You're not a Chimera?

Edison
Indeed. Although I am currently the presi-king, not the King of Inventions.

Edison
You must be Lady Florence Nightingale.
...You are just as beautiful as they say...

Edison
Unfortunately we could not meet when we were alive, but this moment is truly a miracle of energy, no, a miracle of souls.

Edison
I was not one to live on the battlefield, but I deeply respect your convictions and rationality.

Edison
Do lend us your strength. Not only to advance medicine, but also to boost the morale of our soldiers—

Edison
The effects of you as poster girl are immeasurable!
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Nightingale
...I had no idea you were not human.

  1. To put it lightly... He's a feline?  2. To put it figuratively... From the Savanna?
  Select: To put it lightly... He's a feline?

  Select: To put it figuratively... From the Savanna?

Edison
What? I am without a doubt a human!

Edison
Humans are just higher forms of beasts who possess reason and wisdom. They shall not be segregated by the color of their skin or the shape of their face.

Edison
Even if I possess a lion's head,
that fact does not change.

Edison
I am Edison, an intelligent human being.
That is all.

Dr. Roman
...Wow, just look how he asserts himself with confidence. I really need to learn that kind of positivity.

Dr. Roman
Basically, he was a human when alive, but now his head is a lion when summoned as a Servant.

Dr. Roman
However, since that doesn't affect his intelligence in the slightest it's not a problem. This lion, he's the definition of rationalism!

Fou
Fou, fou.

Mash
Doctor! Everyone was taking a hint and not calling him the “L” word!

Blavatsky
Well, he can't help it. I mean, he's basically a lion.

Edison
A lion... I like the sound of that. Also, was that communication through magecraft?

Edison
Even though you live in an age of telephones, your fixation with such an inconvenient method bewilders me.

Edison
Mages by birth are indeed illogical creatures.
Surely you can make better use of spiritual channels.

Dr. Roman
Ah, what? Look, phone lines only work when you occupy the same space in time, yes?

Dr. Roman
This is far more functional, and crosses time and space in a kind of hyper-navigational form of communication...

Edison
Oh. So that means you do not exist in this era!

Edison
Hmm. To be able to communicate across different eras is quite convenient indeed...hmm.

Edison
Magecraft and science are similar.
There is nothing you can do that I cannot.

Edison
I'd like to see if the same thing can be done by telephone. No, wait, I should develop a spirit phone before that...

Blavatsky
Yes, yes, Mr. Edison.
Please save your inventions for later, okay?

Edison
...Oh, yes. Right.

Edison
Your name is Player's Name...was it?
You are the only Master in this world.

Edison
Let me get to the point. Can you lend us the strength that you used to correct the previous four eras to get rid of the Celts?

  1. How'd you know that?  2. Why get rid of the Celts?
  Select: How'd you know that?
Edison
I am well aware. You see, a certain fellow took it upon himself to inform me. Edison
The world's worst good-for-nothing!
That detestable hysteric told me... Edison
“While all these things happened, I am in good health. I bet you've never had such grand adventures, Edison” Edison
Truly the epitome of displeasure! Edison
—Ahem. Well, so much for that.
Anyway, we must get rid of these Celts.
  Select: Why get rid of the Celts?
Edison
Hmm. I believe that is a self-evident truth.

Edison
Needless to say, the Celts are an anachronism in this age.

Edison
The United States is a cutting-edge nation created by capitalism and rationalism.

Edison
This is our nation, and home to those with intellect.

Edison
However, they keep multiplying like planarians, and the American army lost due to difference in the size of our forces.

Edison
But fortunately, I, a Heroic Spirit, have descended upon this nation!

Edison
The battlefront revived with my proposals of a new national structure and reformed military, equalizing the situation.

Edison
Hmph—They truly are barbarians. Attempting to contend against me in mass production is the epitome of idiocy.

Edison
Eventually my mechanized infantry will cover the land and annihilate the loathsome Celts once and for all.

Edison
However...there is one matter that concerns me.
...Leaders. In other words, we don't have enough Servants.

Edison
We have an obedient army,
but no mighty ace warrior to lead them.

Edison
While enemy Celts have many notorious barbarians lined up.

Edison
Just when we gain a foothold somewhere,
we end up losing it to a single Servant.

Edison
Only Servants can overcome other Servants. We only have three Servants on our side, including myself.

Edison
Other Servants who were summoned are in disarray,
and show no interest in joining us.

Edison
Only my rationality restrains me from roaring out at this sad state of affairs.

Edison
The Heroic Spirits meant to save America dread the enemy and refuse to fight. Their negligence is going too far!

  1. This lion just roared!  2. ...You're “rational,” right?
  Select: This lion just roared!

  Select: ...You're “rational,” right?

Mash
C-Calm down, Mr. President!

Mash
Umm... If you're trying to save the world, we are willing to cooperate with you...

Edison
Oh! You understand! Truly wonderful!
You also have a very delicious-looking body!

Fou
Fou! Foou!

Edison
Hey, stop hitting and biting me, runt!
That was figurative. I'd never assault a lady!

Nightingale
...Can I ask you two questions?

Edison
Yes, what is it? Coming from an exemplary woman like yourself, I shall give you a genteel answer.

Edison
A gentleman's genteel reply— Oh, how elegant!
Karna, please record that in the Presi-king Chronicles.

Nightingale
...My first question. On our way here, we saw the mechanized infantry several times...

Nightingale
Is that the result of your proposal? Is that what you aim for with your “new national structure?”

Edison
Indeed, that is correct! I arrived at this conclusion...in order to save the nation from its predicament!

Edison
National unity! Citizens herded, no, rallied, to new life!
Equal national service, regardless of age or gender!

Edison
Eventually, all citizens will be part of the mechanized infantry and defeat the Celts, the invaders.

Edison
Of course, we must maintain our mass-production lines for this purpose.

Edison
Acquisition of labor from all across the land. Institution of 20-hour workdays. Unremitting surveillance.

Edison
Of course, you need the best welfare system, too.
One cannot have labor without recreation.

Edison
We will play three times as hard, work three times as hard, and win three times as hard as normal humans! That's my new vision for America!

  1. ...Playing three times as hard doesn't sound too bad...  2. ...Is he not aware of human limitations?
  Select: ...Playing three times as hard doesn't sound too bad...
Dr. Roman
That's not okay! Recreation has its limits! Please just be normal!
  Select: ...Is he not aware of human limitations?
Mash
I agree... Mr. Edison's plan does not take physical limitations into account whatsoever.

Nightingale
...So that is what you are fixated on.

Edison
Hmm? What'd you just say?

Nightingale
No, I was just talking to myself. Do not mind me.

Nightingale
Well then, my second question.
How do you intend to save the world?

Mash
That can be accomplished by securing the Holy Grail.

Mash
Defeat the Celts, obtain the Holy Grail, then correct the era.

Mash
While it is unclear who among the Celts possesses the Grail, if we can secure it, we can handle the rest...

Edison
No, it is unnecessary to correct this era.

Mash
What?

Edison
It is unnecessary. If I acquire the Grail, I could refine it and we should be able to prevent the incineration of eras.

Edison
Consequently, it would give birth to a world named “America” operating on a different timeline from the other eras.

Mash
What... Is that really possible!?

Edison
Having been summoned by the Grail, we Servants are well aware of its power. My conclusion is that it is quite possible.

  1. What will happen to the other eras?
  Select: What will happen to the other eras?

Edison
–They will probably be destroyed.

Mash
Then, it's pointless to do so!

Edison
What? Is there any other idea as brilliant as this?

Edison
This America will survive for all eternity.
My inventions will remake America.

Edison
It will show those Celts, who can only procreate and fight, that my inventions are the lights of humanity, the power of civilization!

Nightingale
...So you expand your battlefront for that purpose?
Abandoning those who fell in battle.

Edison
...An accusation fit for Chief Nurse Nightingale, who so valiantly struggled for the salvation of all soldiers.

Edison
I... I am...ugh...not abandoning them because I want to, however—

Blavatsky
Edison, calm down. Florence is just stating her opinion. It's not an accusation.

Edison
I'm aware of that. That just now was my usual headache. Don't worry about it.

Edison
Listen, Lady Nightingale.

Edison
To us... To me, especially, this nation is everything.
And a true king has a paramount duty to protect his nation.

Mash
B-But!

Mash
If you are a Heroic Spirit, you should also have a duty...an ideal, a wish, to protect the world!

Nightingale
...You are right. Even my current self possesses that sense of duty in one corner of my sanity.

Nightingale
Mr. Edison. If you deny that duty,
you are nothing more than a mere patriot.

Edison
Quite so. What is wrong with a king being a patriot?

Nightingale
...I see. In that case— There is only one thing for me to do!

Karna
Nightingale, that's enough.
I will not allow you to fight here.

Karna
Even if that costs me my life.

Nightingale
Let go of me! I can tell!
Leaders with those eyes always lead to destruction!

Nightingale
And in the end he will irresponsibly declare... That “it wasn't supposed to turn out like this!”

Edison
Player's Name... Master.
What do you think?

Edison
Shouldn't you join me to fight the Celts and acquire the Holy Grail? I'll give you three minutes to decide.

Dr. Roman
...Maybe joining them for the time being is not a bad idea.

Mash
What are you saying, Doctor!? He's opposed to the idea of fixing the Foundation of Humanity!

Dr. Roman
...Quite the contrary, he's for it.
It's just that the world he envisions differs from ours.

Dr. Roman
But we don't have the time to confront him now.
And in the end, I think he'll stop baring his fangs.

Dr. Roman
I'm not just being hopeful. My conclusion stems from historical observation...and experience.

Dr. Roman
Those that move nations believing in their own righteousness will experience consequences, in one form or another.

Dr. Roman
...But that's all irrelevant.
Now is about gaining the upper hand in the war.

Dr. Roman
With all the Celtic Servants gathering,
there is an overwhelming gap in military strength.

Dr. Roman
Diarmuid Ua Duibhne and Fionn mac Cumhaill are formidable enough. How many more Servants of that caliber do they have?

Dr. Roman
For now, we will cooperate in order to acquire the Holy Grail, and correct the mistake where Celtic myths dominate North America.

Dr. Roman
What happens afterwards? We can think about that later.

Mash
Senpai, what should we do?
...Senpai?

Edison
Well then. Have you come to a decision?
Let's hear what you have to say.

  1. I have a bad feeling about this. I can't help.  2. Give up on the Holy Grail, President Lion.
  Select: I have a bad feeling about this. I can't help.

  Select: Give up on the Holy Grail, President Lion.

Edison
...That is an unexpected response indeed.

Edison
Whatever your hidden agenda may be, I thought you would agree to join forces.

Edison
I, Thomas Alva Edison, should respect your honesty and sincerity.

Edison
But as presi-king, unfortunately I have no choice but to condemn you.

Edison
Get 'em!

Mash
They're coming!
Stand back, Master!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Hah, hah...
No good, there's no end to them!

Nightingale
!!!

Edison
So even my prized mechanized infantry will become junk in minutes when going up against a Servant, huh?

Edison
But sometimes it's quantity over quality.
You should be out of energy already.

Edison
–Blavatsky!
Throw them inside the special underground jail!

Mash
Ugh...

Blavatsky
Yeah, yeah. I guess it can't be helped.
So sorry, but you're getting locked up.

Section Five: Cool Hand Florence

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Mash
...Those numbers just aren't fair.

Dr. Roman
But even after all that, they let us keep all our equipment.

Fou
Fou!

  1. Fou is safe, too.
  Select: Fou is safe, too.

Fou
Fou.

Mash
Not quite, Doctor.
Just run an analysis and you'll know...

Mash
The magical energy supply from Master is being cut off. And we have no way of escaping this jail...

Blavatsky
That's right. You can't really underestimate a Caster from the 19th century, can you?

Blavatsky
Well, since I've lived on this continent before, my affinity with this land is not so bad.

Blavatsky
Tell the guard if you're willing to cooperate. We'll let you out immediately.

Blavatsky
...Tell me, Player's Name.
Why did you refuse?

Blavatsky
As the gentleman from Chaldea said,
you could have just betrayed us along the way.

Blavatsky
At the very least, I'm sure you saw this coming.
Yet you chose this foolish path.

Blavatsky
Why?

  1. For Edison's sake.  2. For Nightingale's sake.
  Select: For Edison's sake.
Blavatsky
...I see.
True, I'm sure he'd be hurt if you'd betrayed him. Blavatsky
In life, he was fed up by all the lawsuits.
Despite the way he looks, he's naïve. Blavatsky
He loves his country more than anyone and thinking that is only natural. No, he's obsessed. It's extreme self-righteous patriotism. Nightingale
But if you understand that, why are you helping him, Helena? Wouldn't he listen to your counsel? Blavatsky
No.
My approach can't save this country. Blavatsky
For better or worse,
only Mr. Edison can stop the Celtic army. Blavatsky
That's why I'm with him for now.
I do have obligations from when we were alive, too. Blavatsky
...However, Player's Name,
what you said makes me happy. Blavatsky
Please don't hate him too much. As the King of Inventions, he really is an amusing person, like a child.
  Select: For Nightingale's sake.
Nightingale
For my sake? Blavatsky
...I can see that.
After all, Florence would never agree to those conditions. Blavatsky
You never abandon someone once you've become allies, huh? Blavatsky
As a Master and a human being, that's wonderful. Blavatsky
Though other people may think it's foolish... Blavatsky
...your actions are noble, more so than anybody else.

Blavatsky
—Rest easy.
Someone will come to your rescue soon.

Blavatsky
Until then, just wait here.

Nightingale
We have to do something to get out of here.
Please help me.

Mash
I-I know, but I think it's impossible to destroy a cell with a gun!

Nightingale
No, I think I've managed to shave off a little bit.
Come on, everyone pitch in and dig!

Mash
Ah, the bullets are ricocheting inside this cell!
Nightingale, that's too reckless–!

D:???
...Yes, that was reckless.

D:???
But on the bright side, the sound of the gunshots let me find you quickly.

Mash
A Servant?

Dr. Roman
Wait, wait, a Servant you say?
But I didn't detect anything at all!

D:???
If I gave off a Servant response, we'd risk the possibility of that great hero of India finding us.

D:???
It's thanks to this Noble Phantasm that I borrowed from that man... Just a moment. I'll get you out of there.

Mash
Who on earth are you–?

D:???
...Good question.
I'm sure you can't trust me unless I tell you my name.

D:???
That said, my True Name is not to be revealed lightly.
Though even if I told you, you wouldn't know who I am.

D:???
As such, you should just call me this.
“Geronimo”... My name is Geronimo.

Mash
Geronimo!

Mash
The Apache shaman...
You were summoned as a Caster, huh?

Geronimo
Strictly speaking, I'm far from being a shaman. I'm just a warrior.

Dr. Roman
The Hero of the Apache!
...I see. There's no way he would follow Edison.

Dr. Roman
Even though they live in the same land...
Or, no, that's actually why they're so incompatible.

Geronimo
Strictly speaking, we should also be enemies, but this is no time for that.

Geronimo
There, you're free. Now you should be able to receive magical energy again.

Mash
Thank you!

Geronimo
I'd like to escape... But first we need to take down the mechanized infantry guarding the place.

Geronimo
I'm sure Karna will notice us at that point.
It'll take everything you have to escape.

Geronimo
...Are you ready?

  1. Let's do it, Mash!
  Select: Let's do it, Mash!

Mash
Right—
I'm not used to bullets yet, but I'll do my best!

--BATTLE--

Geronimo
...All right! They're down!
But Karna must have noticed. Follow me, quickly!

Mash
Th-This place is bigger than I thought!

Geronimo
In this era, land is the only thing there's plenty of.

Dr. Roman
Mr. Geronimo.
Do you mind if I ask you something?

Geronimo
You don't have to raise your voice, mage. I can hear you. What is it?

Dr. Roman
In Eastern and Western America, the Celts and Edison have raised armies and are at war. This we understand.

Dr. Roman
But do you know of any other Servants who we speculate were summoned as countermeasures?

Geronimo
Yes, there are three other... No, two other Servants that fight with me. I'll introduce you after we escape.

Geronimo
It seems there are many more Servants who have been summoned here to America, though.

Geronimo
...But we're short on military strength, so we had to act very carefully.

Geronimo
To be honest, the Celtic army is picking us off one by one.

Geronimo
But if you join us, we'll be able to take decisive action.

Nightingale
Wait a moment. I have one question.

Geronimo
What is it, angel?
...I take that back. I was inappropriate. My apologies.

Geronimo
Go ahead.

Nightingale
If memory serves me correctly, Geronimo, you were once at war with this nation.

Geronimo
...That's right.

Nightingale
If this era is corrected, you will be treated as a warrior who failed.

Nightingale
Is that still all right?

Geronimo
I don't mind.

Geronimo
...Victory or defeat, in the end, it's no more than a point embedded in the flow of time.

Geronimo
Crushing this era would mean that my brothers and I shed all this blood for nothing.

Geronimo
It's simple to pretend something doesn't exist. It's even easier if that something is disadvantageous to yourself.

Geronimo
Even so, being able to acknowledge something is what makes us warriors. Only a sly coyote would pretend something doesn't exist.

Geronimo
Too much irony for my taste.

Nightingale
...I see. Then for now, I can think of you as an ally, yes?

Geronimo
I wouldn't want to try fooling a gaze that could even shoot a sun down. Ah, here's the exit—

Dr. Roman
...As expected.
I'm picking up one powerful Servant.

Geronimo
...Outwitting him was too much to ask.
But we can't turn back now.

  1. Let's go!  2. Push through!
  Select: Let's go!

  Select: Push through!

Mash
Right!

--ARROW--

Karna
So it is you, Geronimo.

Geronimo
I didn't want to meet the great hero of the Mahabharata under these circumstances.

Karna
I did not wish to encounter the great man who bravely confronted a nation under these circumstances, either.

Karna
However, I must raise my spear now that we're being attacked. Don't worry, I won't let the mechanized infantry interfere.

Karna
This will be a battle just between me and all of you.
–So, prepare to fight.

Geronimo
...Listen, Player's Name. It seems he doesn't expect this to be a battle to the death.

Geronimo
Normally, the odds would be against us, but now that he isn't going all out, we might still have a chance if we can send him flying.

Geronimo
He's a Lancer. Summon Servants that are advantageous against him and unleash Noble Phantasms before he does. Got it?

Karna
It seems you're ready.
Then here I come!

--BATTLE--

Karna
Ugh...

Mash
S-Somehow we pushed him back!
Master, now's the time!

  1. Let's escape!  2. Let's retreat!
  Select: Let's escape!

  Select: Let's retreat!

Mash
Right!

Geronimo
Now!
Run, run–!

Karna
This is as far as I go... Edison.
It seems that the clock has started ticking.

Karna
You have asked me for help, so I'll stay until the end...
But what can we do to avoid a catastrophe?

Section Six: Rama Got His Sword

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Mash
Good morning, Senpai.
Are you awake?

  1. Good morning, Mash.  2. Where are we?
  Select: Good morning, Mash.
Mash
That nap was exactly three hours.
Rest when you can. That's the spirit.
  Select: Where are we?
Mash
Geronimo said to take a nap since it's going to be a long journey, but...

Geronimo
Relax. This is a small town in the West. The residents have already evacuated, likely due to the Celts' fierce attacks.

Geronimo
The only people on this land now are those who have come to our side.

Soldier
It's Geronimo!

Geronimo
Is he all right?

Soldier
The life force of Servants is incredible.
I can't say he's fine, but he's breathing anyway.

Mash
There's a Servant here?

Geronimo
Yes. Actually, we're sheltering the third Servant I mentioned here.

Geronimo
Of course I'm helping you because I want your help in return, but most of all, it's to get him medical treatment.

Nightingale
In other words, the spotlight is on me.
Not like it matters...

Nightingale
If there's a patient who seeks treatment, I will tend to him.

Geronimo
Yes, please.
In your care, he may yet have a chance.

Geronimo
All right, bring him out!

D:???
Ungh...

Mash
...Horrible...

Dr. Roman
A part of his heart has been gouged out!
I'm shocked he's still alive!

D:???
Well... Endurance...is...my strong suit... Ugh...

Nightingale
–I've never seen a wound like this before.
But I can't turn you away.

Nightingale
Don't worry, young man.
Even if you end up in hell, I'll drag you out.

D:???
Hnngh... That does sound...promising!

D:???
Ah, owwww!
C-Can't you be a little more gentle!?

D:???
Do you understand? My heart is crushed!

Nightingale
I'm surprised you can even talk.

Nightingale
Anyway, I'll heal you.
First, your heart is about to lose all functionality.

Nightingale
Because of that, blood cannot circulate properly in your body... I must cut it out.

Nightingale
...All limbs, I mean. And if possible, I'll take all organs out except your lungs too!

D:???
W-Wait, wait, wait!
Focus on repairing just my heart, no amputation!

D:???
I cannot lose any means to fight!

Nightingale
What are you talking about?
There is no greater joy than being alive!

Nightingale
As an individual life form who has taken root on this earth, you have a duty to survive, come what may!

D:???
Th-That's easy for you to say!

Nightingale
It's all right.
I swear that I'll heal you... I swear it!

Mash
...So, who is he?
He doesn't seem like a Servant from this country...

D:???
Y-You mean me?
I am Rama! The great king of Kosala!

Rama
For more details... Owowowowow!
Read the Ramayana! That's all!

Rama
Aaaah, dammit! That really hurts!

Nightingale
...Frustrating.
Frustrating, frustrating, frustrating, frustrating!

Nightingale
No matter how much I slow down the speed of encroaching death, I cannot stop it!

Nightingale
No, I won't give up. As long as this body is alive, I'll fulfill my duty!

Mash
Ah, Nightingale, be more gentle! Who were you fighting that could give you such a wound?

Rama
It was inevitable... After all, my opponent...
was Cú Chulainn, Ireland's strongest hero.

Mash
Cú Chulainn!?

Dr. Roman
Ahhh... Of course. If Celtic warriors are the enemy,
then naturally he would be around...

Dr. Roman
Cú Chulainn... Ireland's most renowned hero, nicknamed the Child of Light.

Dr. Roman
They say if he aims his lance, Gáe Bolg,
it always pierces his target's heart.

Dr. Roman
...I suppose it would be difficult to avoid that,
even if you are the hero of the Ramayana.

Dr. Roman
...More like, it's a miracle you're still alive.

Geronimo
Preventing the collapse of our front lines is important, but I want to heal Rama.

Geronimo
When I heard about a Servant concentrating on healing soldiers, I brought you here— Hmmm?

Mash
That voice...from the sky.

Geronimo
Tch. Scouts.
I'll wipe out every last one of them.

--BATTLE--

Nightingale
...I have a favor to ask of you all.
At this rate, the boy's condition isn't going to improve.

Nightingale
His heart should've been repaired just now, but more than 10% of it is starting to deteriorate again.

Nightingale
A bottomless bucket... Well, not that bad, but without continuous treatment he will die quickly.

Nightingale
This is completely due to my own incompetence.

Nightingale
However, I do not want to give up on him.
I will not give up on him.

Nightingale
This boy wants to live so badly.

Nightingale
As long as he possesses the will to live, I will never give up on him!

Nightingale
–Tell me how to do this.
How to treat him. Tell me that which I do not know!

Mash
...Doctor. Please give us your analysis concerning Rama's injury.

Dr. Roman
Yeah. You don't need to send me any detailed data.
I can tell at a glance. It's a curse.

Dr. Roman
Removing the curse takes precedence over treatment.
The fastest way is to defeat the person who injured him.

Dr. Roman
Gáe Bolg is said to be a demonic spear or technique wielded by Cú Chulainn—

Dr. Roman
In any case, there's no doubt that it was a blow that, if left untended, will destroy the heart.

Dr. Roman
It's basically a miracle that Rama is still alive. Normally, I wouldn't be surprised to see him already dead...

Dr. Roman
Or rather, it's strange he's not dead.

Dr. Roman
...Then again, this is Rama, hero of the Ramayana, one of India's two epic poems. If anybody can perform a miracle, it's him.

Rama
Indeed. You should praise me even more... Ouch.

Dr. Roman
It's more accurate to say that Rama reversed his state of death through sheer willpower.

Dr. Roman
Basically, the fact that Rama is alive is an “error” in the proper cause-and-effect flow of this world.

Nightingale
Doctor Roman, please correct yourself.
I do not think it is an error that he is alive.

Dr. Roman
Take your finger off that trigger!
Please, just hear what I have to say!

Dr. Roman
As I said earlier, the only way to save him is to eliminate the spear that can distort cause and effect.

Dr. Roman
However–I can tell how difficult that is even by monitoring events from over here.

Dr. Roman
Besides Cú Chulainn, it's certain that there are at least two more Servants.

Rama
Exactly. This is quite literally a war that we are in.

Rama
Were I to stage a one-man attack, only death would greet me. Ugh... I'm sorry, please continue your treatment!

Nightingale
You don't need to tell me.
Please sit still.

Dr. Roman
However, we do have one thing in our favor.
This world's state is unstable.

Dr. Roman
Just like how the Celtic warriors continue to be summoned and fight to the death despite their precarious existences...

Dr. Roman
If we can somehow strengthen Rama's existence, we can remove the distortion cast on him, or close to it.

Mash
...Is that similar to how we broke Siegfried's curse when we were in France?

Dr. Roman
Yeah. The best thing would be to make contact with a Servant who knew him when he was alive.

Dr. Roman
Knowing the “blueprint” of his body when he was alive will likely increase the efficacy of Ms. Nightingale's treatment.

Rama
...I know someone.
A Servant that meets your criteria exists in this world.

  1. ...Who, exactly?  2. [[#...You can't mean Eli[line 2]|...You can't mean Eli[line 2]]]
  Select: ...Who, exactly?
Rama
Ah, hmm.
It's embarrassing to say, but...
  Select: ...You can't mean Eli[line 2]
Mash
Senpai, stop! Loose lips sink ships, as they say. Mash
If you utter that name in a place like this, there is no doubt she will be summoned. Fou
Kyuu, foou. Rama
Huh...Eli?
Unfortunately, you are quite off the mark.

Rama
Another was summoned from the same era as me—my wife, Sita.

Rama
I have not seen her yet, but I am certain that she is being held captive somewhere in this world.

Rama
I crossed blades with Cú Chulainn in order to find her location.

Dr. Roman
I see. Your wife, Sita. You may have dragged her here when you were summoned.

Dr. Roman
If we find her, it may be possible to cure you.

Geronimo
...I see. At present, Rama is unquestionably the strongest among the Servants who have been summoned.

Geronimo
At full strength, he would likely be an equal match for Karna.

Geronimo
I want to save him if I can.
We must locate his wife Sita as soon as possible.

Geronimo
For that purpose, I would like Nightingale to accompany me–

Nightingale
Hm? I'd go with you to the ends of the earth. Got a problem?

Rama
Truly!? I feel reassured, but you don't need the details!?

Nightingale

Especially if there is no one besides me who can save him.

Nightingale
With that in mind... I believe it is worth seeking a somewhat more effective nursing method.

Nightingale
Rama, please excuse me.
Don't struggle too much.

Rama
Wh-What!? You can carry me so easily!?
This is how I used to carry Sita!

Rama
...Isn't that how you carry a princess?

Mash
Oh...

Rama
Hey, put me down!
What am I to do if my people witness me in this state!

Nightingale
I do not mind. I am used to violent patients.
This way, please. We must also prepare a special belt.

Rama
Let me go! Let! Me! Go!

Geronimo
Oh, uh... That was quick. You are truly the angel feared...uh, I mean, adored by all soldiers.

Dr. Roman
...

Mash
...What's wrong, Doctor?
You seem disheartened...

Dr. Roman
Oh, it's nothing... I mean, Rama is still young, right? Yet he has a wife...

  1. And you're still single at thirty, eh!  2. Yet you're still single at thirty...
  Select: And you're still single at thirty, eh!

  Select: Yet you're still single at thirty...

Dr. Roman
I can't read your expression, Player's Name!
Are you sympathizing with me or laughing at me?

Mash

for the Doctor to feel inferior.

  1. Why?  2. Shouldn't he feel inferior?
  Select: Why?

  Select: Shouldn't he feel inferior?

Mash
N-No, I mean— I believe the Doctor has, uh, been married previously...

  1. Whaaaaaaaaaat!?  2. When did that happen!?
  Select: Whaaaaaaaaaat!?

  Select: When did that happen!?

Dr. Roman
What? Mash, why did you have to blurt out something like that!?

Mash
But it's true. This one time I saw the Doctor washing his hands and there was a—

Geronimo
Ahem. Sorry, but can we get back to the subject?
We're quite pressed for time, too.

Mash
Oh...that's right. I apologize.
Please continue.

Geronimo
Besides healing Rama, we also need to figure out how to deal with Edison and the Celtic soldiers.

Geronimo
I suppose Mr. Mage in the other world has some kind of plan in mind?

Dr. Roman
Of course. While Player's Name is on the front lines, my job is to collect data and analyze it.

Dr. Roman
Recall earlier when we–or Mash Kyrielight, rather, fought with Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Dr. Roman
He muttered something that bothered me.

Dr. Roman
“They're monsters born indefinitely from our queen. Even if we lose a few thousand here, it won't be a problem for us!”

Dr. Roman
In other words... the Celtic soldiers may be able to multiply infinitely.

Dr. Roman
If that's true, normal attacks are useless. Reducing their numbers won't work as a strategy.

Geronimo
...That did briefly cross my mind.
But it's overwhelming to hear someone say it outright.

Mash
Does Edison's mechanized infantry follow the same principle?

Dr. Roman
It's probably fair to say so.

Dr. Roman
The only way to counter Celtic soldiers, who wouldn't flinch at the loss of thousands, is through mass production.

Dr. Roman
As an inventor, Edison did not try to pioneer
anything—

Dr. Roman
His talent lay in modifying other people's cutting-edge inventions so that they became more accessible.

Dr. Roman
Without Edison, the telephone, the light bulb, and many other so-called “modern conveniences”...

Dr. Roman
...would have developed at an unimaginably sluggish pace.

Geronimo
Moreover, America's pride is its ability to develop war-machines on a massive scale.

Geronimo
I see. Perhaps it's natural for the King of Inventions to call himself this nation's king.

Dr. Roman
However, it's a troubling idea for us mages: mass production will lower the value of all Mystics.

Dr. Roman
At any rate, there's only one course of action I can recommend.

Dr. Roman
Assassination– Use Servants to take out both the king and queen at the same time.

Dr. Roman
Facing them head-on and wasting our resources is exactly what they want.

Dr. Roman
With an enemy that can multiply troops indefinitely, the only solution is to target their leader!

Geronimo
—Exactly.
Well put, Doctor.

Geronimo
You must be quite a famous mage. Your voice alone seems unreliable, but that intelligence is anything but.

Dr. Roman
...Even Geronimo has to point that out...
I wonder just what's wrong with my image...

Fou
Fou, fou.

Mash
Excuse me, Doctor.
Fou just said, “Geronimo hit the nail on the head.”

Dr. Roman
Hey, I'm well aware that I'm kind of a wimp, okay!?

Geronimo
...All right. To make sure this assassination succeeds,
let's unite all the Servants scattered in different areas.

Geronimo
Once we come together, we will make a stand against the Celtic soldiers and Edison.

Geronimo
...We need to make sure to return this land to the hands of its people!

Section Seven: Young Guns

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Geronimo
Sorry to do this while we walk,
but let me explain the situation again.

Geronimo
I have confirmed the presence of two Servants, both Archers. You'll have to ask them for their True Names.

Geronimo
...Both are infamous Servants who specialize in guerrilla warfare.

Geronimo
Unless they run into a particularly powerful enemy, they are unlikely to lose in combat.

Geronimo
But they're at a big disadvantage in terms of numbers.

Geronimo
Even though these Archers excel at guerrilla warfare, the best they can achieve is reducing the extent of the damage.

Geronimo
Celtic soldiers are laying waste to the land as they please. Such savagery is easy to identify.

Mash
Savagery... As they please...
Are they not all united in one group?

Geronimo
Not objectively speaking. But, it's obvious that their purpose is seizing control of this land.

Geronimo
So they probably have one objective, but how they accomplish that is left up to each individual.

Geronimo
The literature suggests that Celtic soldiers can be downright vicious and ferocious.

Rama
...Indeed.

Rama
As far as I saw, Cú Chulainn massacred all opposing soldiers.

Rama
His nickname is “Child of Light?” What a joke.
He's truly fallen into darkness already... Ugh!

  1. By the way, what happened to you, Rama?  2. Rama, why are you being carried like that?
  Select: By the way, what happened to you, Rama?

  Select: Rama, why are you being carried like that?

Rama
This wasn't my idea!
It was this iron-like nurse who...ugh!

Nightingale
Player's Name. Please try not to disturb the patient.

Nightingale
This is an emergency transportation device I devised. It's not a mere body bag. It's a Rama bag.

Rama
U-Ugh... To be carted around by a woman... How humiliating.

Nightingale
Gender and age are irrelevant for patients. Do not forget that you have a severe injury and cannot walk.

Geronimo
—Well.

Geronimo
The Western American army forces civilians into factories, making them work on the mechanized infantry's mass production.

Dr. Roman
Wow. Edison has become a dictator.

Geronimo
I heard many have sought refuge for the time being, saying it's better than being slain by the Celts.

Geronimo
The war between the East and the West is at a stalemate. While it's a relief that we don't need to worry about the civilians at this stage...

Geronimo
...Wait, hide!

Mash
!!!

Geronimo
Looks like scouts.
If we let even one escape, they'll call reinforcements.

Mash
...Understood.
I shall hurry to cut off their escape route...huh?

Mash
Umm, Master.
What happened to Nightingale?

Dr. Roman
Hmm. She has already pounced on the scouts with a vengeance.

Nightingale
I shall purify the source of the illness! Time for your medical exam. Now, open your chest for me!

Rama
W-Wait!?
Do you intend to fight while still carrying me!?

Rama
Wait, hey, my wound... Argh, that hurts!

Mash
M-Master, I will be right back!

--BATTLE--

Nightingale
Annihilation complete.
Excellent work, hygienically speaking.

Mash
...Um, Nightingale?

Mash
We planned to surround the enemies before battle, so if you rush in on your own, it causes us trouble...

Rama
And don't go off fighting with me on your back... I'm your patient, remember...

Nightingale
Healing my patients is always my top priority.
All other matters are not my concern.

Mash
Senpai. Senpai.
Nightingale won't listen to us.

Fou
Fou, fofooou...

Rama
Hey, Player's Name.
It'd be nice if you did something about this...

  1. But she's a Berserker.  2. But she's Nightingale.
  Select: But she's a Berserker.

  Select: But she's Nightingale.

Mash
...You're right... I'm beginning to realize that a conviction so strong you can't compromise is a type of Madness Enhancement too...

Geronimo
Yes. Whether she's like this after becoming a Servant, or if she was like this in life is rather scary to contemplate...

Geronimo
Luckily, we may reach our destination before that.

Geronimo
Two Archers are in the town ahead. Considering the earlier scout, they're most certainly under attack.

Dr. Roman
It's just as he said, Player's Name. I've confirmed the presence of multiple enemies and Servants.

Dr. Roman
They seem to be surrounding the town.
Hurry!

Mash
Understood.
Let's get going, Senpai!

  1. Huh? Where's Nightingale?
  Select: Huh? Where's Nightingale?

Mash
Huh?

Geronimo
...She's gone. On top of that,
Rama, who she was carrying on her back, is gone too.

Mash
L-Let's run!

--ARROW--

F:???
Huh? Did you hear something just now?

E:???
Hmm... It sounds like people fighting, or something. Have our reinforcements arrived?

F:???
The tables have turned!
Old Man Geronimo's finally done it!

E:???
...Hey, hey, Green?

E:???
Remind me. Is Geronimo a woman with a medical bag, toting a gun and carrying a kid on her back?

F:???
...Huh? What's that scary-sounding thing? Not even our banshee is that scary.

Rama
Why, you... You didn't listen to a word of what the others were saying, did you?

Nightingale
Yes, I did! That good hygiene is the basis of all healing! So I shall now disinfect them all at full power!

Rama
You're such a... Argh! You... Mash! Player's Name! Hurry up and rescue me already!

Mash
...A-Anyway, in this situation,
there's only one thing we can do.

Mash
We need to protect Nightingale!

Geronimo
Leave the cover fire to me!
Go!

Mash
All right!
Mash Kyrielight–going in!

Nightingale
–Do not interfere with my treatment!

Rama
How should I say it... This is ridiculous...

E:???
Hey, hey! Hey, you!
You're an ally, right? I think?

Rama
Are you one of the Archers Geronimo was talking about?

E:???
Oh, good.
So you ARE an ally! Hey, Green! They're allies!

F:???
That's good to hear. Really good.

F:???
Most of the enemies are gone now, but I was afraid we'd have to go against that scary lady next.

Rama
Oh, how long have you been there?

F:???
It's my skill, don't worry about it. As for me, I'm more interested in the fact that you're being carried on her back.

Rama
–Please, just don't ask.
It's an excessively long and convoluted story.

E:???
Hey, hey! Are those people charging at us our allies too?

Rama
Yes. They are very reliable allies.
...At least more than myself right now!

--ARROW--

Mash
Most of the Celtic warriors have been eliminated–

Dr. Roman
I'm picking up a strong enemy response!
It's a big one...

Mash
It's not another dragon, is it!?

Dr. Roman
No. This–is a new type of demonic beast.
Please be cautious!

Nightingale
Oh, seeing animals here. Just how unsanitary can this place get!

Nightingale
And there're so many different kinds... A true hotbed of bacteria. I'll get triple the disinfectant ready!

Rama
I see, so that's the first thought in your mind seeing this? You're amazing, Nightingale!

Mash
–Let's go, Master!

--BATTLE--

Mash
...We won! But for some reason... I feel more exhausted than usual...

Mash
Are you all right, Nightingale?
Let me treat your wounds–

Nightingale
I am a nurse, I understand my body more than anyone. I can still move. Wounds like these will heal themselves.

  1. But you're bleeding.
  Select: But you're bleeding.

Nightingale
What of it? On the battlefield my blood is as precious as their blood.

Nightingale
If shedding my own blood spares others from spilling their own, I will gladly do so.

Nightingale
As someone who's joined the military, that's the only mission possible for me.

Mash
...
What should we do, Senpai?

E:???
Hey, are you the reinforcements Geronimo mentioned?

Mash
Y-Yes. You must be the ones he spoke about...

E:???
Yep, the pair in a solitary struggle. My True Name is... I'll just tell you, since it's too troublesome otherwise.

E:???
I'm Robin Hood, Archer class.
And this guy with me here is–

D:???
What the heck? You just blurted it out? No fair. Then I guess there's no reason I should keep mine a secret.

D:???
I'm William Henry McCarty, Jr.
Though people call me–Billy the Kid!

Billy
To protect this nation, it looks like I, a Servant from this nation, was chosen.

Billy
I'm an Archer, of course.
Nice to meet you!

Geronimo
I'm glad both of you are alive and well.

Geronimo
This is the Demi-Servant, Mash Kyrielight, and this is her Master, Player's Name.

  1. Nice to meet you.  2. Just you two?
  Select: Nice to meet you.
Robin Hood
Yes, good to meet you. Well, at least we're not fighting all on our own anymore now.
  Select: Just you two?
Billy
There are some townsfolk who couldn't evacuate.
They're injured. Mash
So that's why Nightingale rushed off like that... Geronimo
Just like a coyote catching the scent of blood.
...Maybe that metaphor was a bit rude. Nightingale
They're quite weakened, but their lives aren't in danger. Billy
Thank goodness!

Billy
So, um– Player's Name?
What should we do now?

Mash
Right, let me explain our current situation.

Billy
...Ah, okay. Heal this Rama kid, find more firepower for our party, and—

Robin Hood
Assassinate the enemy leader. That works, doesn't it?
Sounds like an appropriate course of action.

Billy
As expected of someone who's been fighting as the Faceless King, you really don't hesitate.

Robin Hood
Both of us are used to doing dirty jobs. Right, Boy Outlaw King?

Billy
Ah, ha, ha! Well, of course!
I'm not gonna deal with guys that spawn infinitely.

Geronimo
Considering our lopsided class distribution,
we could really use a Saber or Lancer in our lineup.

Geronimo
Having only Mash on the front line leaves our formation unreliable... Especially when Nightingale runs off on her own.

Geronimo
The ideal Servant would be someone summoned to this era who has no connection to the Celts...

Billy
I don't think anyone I know has been summoned.

Nightingale
What is lacking the most in this world are nurses. Second to that are doctors.

Dr. Roman
–Oof. I'm not picking up any Servant responses in the vicinity.

Dr. Roman
If you can wait a bit, I'll expand the scan range.

Mash
Until we detect a Servant,
I guess we have to patiently keep scouting the area?

Robin Hood
...
...

  1. Something wrong?  2. What's up?
  Select: Something wrong?

  Select: What's up?

Robin Hood
Oh, just... I guess, um, before I teamed up with this guy, I met some...

Robin Hood
A Saber and a Lancer.
Well... I mean, they were a Saber and a Lancer, but...

Robin Hood
They're, like, ultra-problematic children?

Mash
...Huh? Do they have Madness Enhancement? Or are they Anti-Heroes?

Robin Hood
One's definitely an Anti-Hero.
But you can communicate with both of them.

Robin Hood
But they were, I guess you'd say...
Well, you'll see when you meet them.

Robin Hood
Just don't blame me when you do, okay?

Mash
With our current situation, no matter how problematic the Servant is, we could use their aid.

Mash
When things get dire, Senpai will be able to unite us. Right, Master?

  1. Well, I'll figure something out.  2. Yeah, let's make sure things don't get dire.
  Select: Well, I'll figure something out.

  Select: Yeah, let's make sure things don't get dire.

Robin Hood
Well, that's reassuring. You've fought beside some pretty troublesome folks, huh?

Section Eight: My Fair Lady

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Medb
Oh, really? And then you came running back. How pathetic.

Fionn
Yes. I am very sorry.

Medb
Hey, Cú... What should we do with them?

Cú Chulainn Alter
...What?
Yeah, whatever. I don't care.

Cú Chulainn Alter
They're not kids. They're allowed two mistakes.
This is their first. They're off the hook for now.

Cú Chulainn Alter
However, there won't be a third.
Don't waste my time, got that?

Fionn
Understood.
Then Diarmuid, let's go.

Diarmuid
Yes.

Medb
How naive! Cú, you need to be a lot more strict to people like that!

Medb
You need to be more like an animal. An animal!

Cú Chulainn Alter
No. Animals are free until they die. Unfortunately, I'm a king.

Cú Chulainn Alter
The first time, I forgive their carelessness. The second time, I praise their narrow defeat. The third time, I resign myself to the fact that they're weak.

Cú Chulainn Alter
That, I don't need.

E:???
That opinion still suits you even after falling to darkness. Your ferocity against enemies, on the other hand, does not suit you.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...So it's you.

E:???
Surely it's you who called me.

Medb
No, that would be me.

E:???
Oh, Medb, is it? What's wrong? No one to warm your bed at night? I'd be happy to oblige.

Medb
No. Rest assured that I have no issue in that area. Actually, I have a bit of news from an earlier report.

Medb
Servants aiming to “correct” this world have appeared. Enemies trying to return this nation to how it used to be.

E:???
Interesting. How audacious. Are those the ones whom Fionn mac Cumhaill and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne ran into?

Cú Chulainn Alter
If you're bored, you go. They're strong enough, they shouldn't disappoint you.

E:???
Oh, by myself?

Medb
No, they're trying to meet up with one another. So you could sneak ahead, take those Servants and–

E:???
Oh, I see. In other words, pick them off one by one before they all meet up.

E:???
Acceptable.
That should be simple enough.

Medb
Thank you, Fergus. When you return, maybe I'll keep you company for a night?

Fergus
–Hmm, oh, no, no.
I'll pass after all.

Fergus
I finally got my second life. It's not bad to be greedy–
But being celibate every so often can't hurt.

Fergus
I'll dedicate all my vigor to combat.
I'll let my surging animal instincts guide me.

Fergus
Don't you feel the same way?

Cú Chulainn Alter
–No. I won't get all enthusiastic over a battle that will end once I kill everyone.

Cú Chulainn Alter
My task is to flatten this whole nation.
Minor skirmishes with foot soldiers are mere drudgery.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'll fulfill my destined role. Before I die, this nation will become an uninhabited wasteland.

Fergus
I see... In spite of that, you're quite...

Fergus
Never mind. Something about friendships and hedges.
Now, my queen, if you'll excuse me!

Medb
Good luck.
I love you, Fergus♪

Fergus
Hmph. Except for your body, you're the worst woman ever. However, you do have a sharp eye for good men!

Medb
Well, how will they react?
We're up against Rama and Geronimo, right?

Cú Chulainn Alter
And that one group.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Do they have a strong sense of purpose? Of duty? Or no reason at all? ...At any rate, what a nuisance.

Medb
Cú, you've changed so much.
You've become more regal.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...I'm still my old self. Everybody has moments when they're not so eager to fight.

Cú Chulainn Alter
That's just how I'm feeling at the moment.

Medb
I suppose. The animalistic side of you lusts for fulfilling battles and love.

Medb
And the empty, hollow side of you is bored of battle, and just stoically deals with things.

Medb
When summoned as a Servant,
which side manifests is a matter of chance.

Medb
Admittedly, you're basically one of my creations. I'm quite astounded at our compatibility.

Medb
To be sure, I love both sides of you, Cú.
I love you– Really, truly.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Shut up. You're annoying.

Medb
–You're so spiteful.
Hehehe.

Medb
That aside, half of Eastern America has already fallen.

Medb
We've killed George Washington and exterminated the majority of the nation's leaders.

Medb
...I thought the battle was won. Who would've known that the West would unite to oppose us?

Medb
“Edison,” was it? I didn't expect a mere human to go this far.

Medb
The worst thing is that they have Karna on their side.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Fool. I told you to mow them down while they were still weak.

Medb
Look, I didn't think a mere “King of Inventions” would go this far!

Medb
I can't shake the feeling that he has some kind of backing. Something besides the Holy Grail.

Medb
Otherwise, it's impossible to explain how he can oppose us as much as he has.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Hmm. That's alarming.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Well, I'll go and deal with him in time. Make sure our preparations are in order.

Medb
Yes, of course.

Medb
Well, Cú. Let's dream together. A dream as pleasant as a nightmare.

Medb
When we awake, I'm sure things will have moved forward. Hopefully it will be something to celebrate– Hehehe.

Robin Hood
...Ugh, I'm so depressed.
Completely run-down.

Robin Hood
Why do I have to travel to America's remote regions just to see those guys...

Mash
Did you meet them when you were alive?

Robin Hood
Of course not. I never met such an overwhelming group when I was human.

Robin Hood
But it still feels like we're inextricably linked. Like we're connected, but still apart, you know?

  1. Ex-girlfriend?  2. Girlfriend?
  Select: Ex-girlfriend?

  Select: Girlfriend?

Mash
Oh, I see. So that was the reason. Robin, I underestimated you.

Robin Hood
Hey, Player's Name... Don't pull such scary stuff out of that imagination of yours.

Billy
But that's what it sounded like he was talking about. Don't you all agree?

Geronimo
Who cares?

Rama
...I am ignorant of such matters.
I am dedicated to my wife, Sita.

Nightingale
What? A “girlfriend”... Is that the name of a new antibiotic?

Billy
Oh, this is pointless!
Nobody here has a sense of humor!

Robin Hood
I think they settled down around here...

Dr. Roman
Whoa. I'm getting enemy readings, so watch out!

Mash
Okay.
Master, let's go!

Mash
...Wait. Huh?

Billy
Don't these guys seem kind of weak?
Well, whatever. I guess that's good for us.

Billy
Okay, let's do this!

--ARROW--

Robin Hood
They're weak, but there are so many of them. I wonder why they're so weak.

Robin Hood
...Is it, maybe?
No, there's no way...there's no way.

Mash
Is something wrong?

Robin Hood
It's nothing. Let's get on with this. We're not finished here yet.

--BATTLE--

Billy
Yup, they were weak!

Mash
But they're the same Celtic soldiers we've been fighting, right? Seems like they fought something else before us—

Geronimo
...Hmm?

Billy
Geronimo, what's wrong?

Geronimo
No, I just heard a weird sound—

Billy
Oh, you're right.
What is that... exactly? Each individual sound is beautiful, but when you put them together, they feel murky, like mud... It's like when you use red, blue, yellow, green, and pink paint...and the canvas goes all black.

Mash
Please wait, Master.
I feel like we've heard this song somewhere. Please wait, Master. I feel like we've heard this song somewhere.

  1. It's just your imagination-tion-tion!
  Select: It's just your imagination-tion-tion!

Mash
Master, the way you are ending your sentences is very strange!

Robin Hood
Ugh.
Is she still singing...

--ARROW--

Elisabeth
𝅘𝅥𝅮My heart is prickling... Romance in a box
𝅘𝅥𝅮A little girl's iron maiden!
𝅘𝅥𝅮You're so cute I'll lock you up𝅘𝅥𝅮 Shower you with bloody kisses and skewer you like kebabs!
𝅘𝅥𝅮Don't fool around! Don't fall in love
𝅘𝅥𝅮‘Cause I'm always by your side, okay?

Mash
...

Geronimo
...

Billy
...

Robin Hood
...

Elisabeth
Oh, wait a minute. I should have ended that “okay” on a much springier, livelier note. Definitely.
Then I'd do a cute little spin, and slap my tail at the audience.
It's so fun to practice! I feel like I'm just getting more and more charming! It's great!
If I say so myself, it's scary how perfect I am... Adding all these practices on top of my natural talent... I am
entering godhood!
Heh heh, just you wait, Saber.
Next time we meet, I'll be way different!

Mash
...Excuse me, Master.
I believe the situation calls for you to say something that should be said.

  1. Me?  2. Why me?
  Select: Me?

  Select: Why me?


Mash
Yes. There is only one thing to say.
Senpai, I have faith in you. You can do it.
Okay— Go ahead!

  1. Aren't you embarrassed showing up so many times?
  Select: Aren't you embarrassed showing up so many times?



Elisabeth
What? Who has the nerve to hurl slander at an idol?
Hey, I didn't ask to be summoned, okay!? I mean, who wouldn't want a wonderful world tour anyway!
...Well, if it isn't the Puppy and Friends!
Huh? Oh, the green mouse is also with you. What do you want?

Robin Hood
Hey, don't remember people by color!
...So, you're still singing here, I see.

Elisabeth
YES.
I mean, this is the ultimate entertainment hell where all the pigs filled with desire gather, and its name is—
Broadway!

Mash
...Broadway?

Elisabeth
What, you've never heard of it?
It's the home of musicals! Oh, the glory of Broadway!
It's a glittering hub of entertainment!
A sparkling paradise for artistic expression...
Well, this place is just a hillbilly town at the moment. It is none other than I who deemed it Broadway!
So here and there are the only places in America that are worth anything. Hehe, I can see it now.
All the pigs enchanted by my singing voice flock around me here, one after another—
Eventually I'll have everything built here.
My own stage, my own theater, my own cinema.
I'll reign over it all as an unscalable magical tower! The
only other thing I need is... Right, a statue of me!
A super statue, 500 meters tall, faithfully capturing my exquisite beauty!
As the goddess of fresh blood, I'll raise my voice in song with a tomato in one hand and end the cutthroat world of idols!

Billy
...Could someone stop her? Please?

Robin Hood
Hey, don't look at me like that! I don't want to! Look, uh, everyone has the right to dream!

Billy
Hahaha. Delusions aren't dreams, and with how she is now, her dreams won't come true even after a century
passes.

Nightingale
Treating damaged vocal cords is one thing, but curing delusions is beyond my expertise

Mash
...
...

  1. Mash?
  Select: Mash?



Mash
Huh?
...l am very sorry, Master.
My mind wandered off for a moment there. Elisabeth, this is our third meeting!
If you'll allow me to be frank, l believe your only audience is Celtic soldiers eager to pounce on you!
Your beautiful voice won't reach their hearts. They hear only the death throes of a hungry dragon!

Elisabeth
...Huh?

Billy
Oh, I finally get it. Why those guys we ran into earlier were so weak.

Robin Hood
You do? Me, too!

Geronimo
I get it, too.

Elisabeth
I was getting so fired up because so many fans wanted
to get near me...
Is it true that those half-naked macho men were just a bunch of fools incapable of understanding my art?

Mash
Correct! Those fellows would be quite out of place on your stage.
As a fan, my advice to you is to unleash your song at the right place and time!
In order to promote your art(istically atrocious singing), I humbly beseech you to lend us your strength!


  1. Nice job, Mash!  2. ...Oh, so that's your plan...
  Select: Nice job, Mash!

  Select: ...Oh, so that's your plan...


Elisabeth
——I see.
I don't really get it, but I'm convinced.
Basically, you need my power, right?

Mash
Yes!

Elisabeth
Oh... Well, I can't say “no” when a passionate fan asks me to do something.
You've passed, Mash! I, Elisabeth Báthory, henceforth pledge my microphone to your Master!

Mash
Yes! Thank you so much!

Billy
...I see. So that's how you're supposed to talk to that dumb dragon...

Robin Hood
I had a feeling she loved to be flattered. But there's no way I could so desperately beg her for anything.

Geronimo
...We are Servants. Thus, once we achieve our goal, we have no choice but to return to the Throne.
...In the end, will she really have enough time to build her own Broadway?

Robin Hood
That is to remain unsaid, Old Man Geronimo.

Billy
So, where's the next one?

Robin Hood
We're going to pass through the eastern forest. Saber's in the town on the other side.

  1. Another...Saber?  2. Umm...are you perhaps referring to the "red" one?
  Select: Another...Saber?
Robin Hood
Right, Saber. An equal match for our Lancer here.
  Select: Umm...are you perhaps referring to the "red" one?
Billy
? You can tell your Sabers apart based on whether they're red or blue?



Elisabeth
I see, I see. Basically you're recruiting other members for me. I'm your vocalist, so...
Oh, I've got it! An assistant director, right? Lighting, seating, acoustics! Yup, those are important!
Let's go, Mash, (Player's Name). I meant to say this earlier, but thanks for what you did for me in France!

Mash
Not at all. It is we who should extend our gratitude...Thank you very much.
The Saber class is an indispensable part of the group.
Let's go.

Elisabeth
Ah! What's up with this forest? It's so big! I'm scared!

Mash
The giant sequoias in the West are supposedly even larger.

Billy
They're worth seeing once. If you're ever in Sierra Nevada, be sure not to miss them.

Elisabeth
Wow. America's forests are amazing.

Geronimo
Yeah, these forests are still pristine.

Elisabeth
There are animals resembling gorillas, too.

Geronimo
...Right. Those gorilla-like things... Um, where?

Elisabeth
Over there. See. There's one waving at us. It's holding a glow stick, no doubt.

Geronimo
...That's not a gorilla, it's a werewolf-type enemy. And it's holding a club.

Mash
P-P-Prepare for battle!
It was clearly trying to ambush us!

Elisabeth
Oh, it's just an enemy?
That's too bad. Let's finish this up quickly!

--BATTLE--

Elisabeth
I worked up a little sweat. My , give me something to wipe the sweat off.

  1. Here, use this...
  Select: Here, use this...

Robin Hood
Hey, wait! It's not right to use my Noble Phantasm as a towel!

Robin Hood
Master, don't get carried away and try to snatch anything from me either!

Section Nine: A Star is Born

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Mash
We have emerged from the forest.
Robin, is that the town you told us about?

Robin Hood
Yeah, that's right.
...Hmm? Somebody's here.

Geronimo
Yes, that's an ally.

Spy
Geronimo.
I have news.

Geronimo
Hmm... I see. I'm sorry, but please continue your investigation.

Billy
Who were those guys?

Geronimo
They've been tracking the Celtic soldiers for me. In particular, I want to know where they're coming from.

Geronimo
...Once we get that Saber on our side,
we can pursue the matter further.

Robin Hood
Ugh, I don't want to do this...

G:???
♪Hum, hum, hum, hum
...Okay then, the groundwork is in place.

G:???
It's a shame that a Western is the only thing you can shoot in a town like this–

G:???
But not to worry. Even in a Western, my extraordinary acting talent will no doubt win me an Academy Award!

G:???
I'll be concurrently responsible for production, direction, the script, music, and the leading role...

G:???
Oh, no!
I just realized there's no cameraman–!

G:???
Hmph, what am I to do... Perhaps the time has finally come for me to try my hand at summoning?

G:???
But my profound talent may result in summoning a big shot... I'll be forced to choose between Eastwood and Scott...

E:???
Hmm. Hollywood, is it? One must not underestimate the creative minds of Servants.

G:???
Hmph, who are you? I'm quite busy, so off with you... Unless you're a cameraman.

Fergus
Do excuse me. My name is Fergus. I once earned my keep as a Knight of the Red Branch.

Fergus
Normally, I would have happily called myself a cameraman in order to hit on you–but things are complicated now.

G:???
Oh?

Fergus
So I'm going to kill you. Period.
If you want someone to resent, you have only me.

Fergus
I'm doing this entirely for myself, after all. I'll cut you down just because I want to.

G:???
Hmph. You seem to have your reasons, but I won't ask. You're quite bold to think you can kill me.

G:???
I don't mean to boast, but I, Nero Claudius, am not a petty Servant who will die so easily, you see?

Fergus
...Nero, the tyrant of ancient Rome!
What an unusual Servant to run into.

Fergus
No wonder your radiance is different from that mediocre rabble. Such a swelling. A swelling similar to a waterfall.

Nero Bride
Mediocre...rabble?

Fergus
Indeed. On my way here,
I cut down three other Servants.

Fergus
So you'll be my fourth victim.

Nero Bride
Oh. Very impressive.

Nero Bride
But unfortunately, O mighty Fergus mac Róich, you're quite mistaken.

Nero Bride
The fourth victim...will be YOU!

Fergus
–I see. So I guess you aren't just an emperor that orders people about from your throne.

Fergus
How delightful. I guess there was no need to bring them...

Fergus
Very well then. I'm Fergus, of the Saber class. I'll face you as one of the queen's knights.

Nero Bride
You know, what you're most mistaken about is your destiny. You are truly unlucky.

Fergus
...What?

Nero Bride
–You're here, right?
Faceless King!

Fergus
...Ugh!!

Fergus
...Who's there?

Robin Hood
Yeah, yeah. I'll just come on out now.

Robin Hood
Hey there, little emperor.
I'm impressed you knew I was here.

Nero Bride
Call it my sixth sense.
I'm quite attuned to the presence of spectators.

Robin Hood
Yup, yup. Nothing less from a tyrant always seeking love. Anyway, I'm not the only one who came running here.

Mash
Nero!?

Nero Bride
Hmm, that voice... I feel like I have heard it somewhere before...

Mash
Oh, that's right... You were still alive, back in Rome.

Mash
Ahem. Your Majesty, Nero Claudius.
I am Mash Kyrielight.

Mash
Please accept our humble assistance.

  1. Yeah, we owe you for your help in Rome!  2. Grant us the glory of fighting by your side one more time!
  Select: Yeah, we owe you for your help in Rome!

  Select: Grant us the glory of fighting by your side one more time!

Nero Bride
Oh? So we have met somewhere before.
You have earned my trust.

Nero Bride
Anyway, both of you are my type!
What beautiful faces!

Nero Bride
You may have the honor of standing beside me! Pleased to meet you, strangers from my past!

Mash
...Hehe. Master. Nero is just the same, isn't she?

Fergus
Hmm. I suppose it is reckless to take on so many.

Robin Hood
It would save us a lot of trouble if you would just surrender.

Fergus
–Surely, you jest.

Fergus
I also shall borrow the power of my queen!
Come out, brave soldiers!

Nero Bride
!!!

Robin Hood
Tch, so they were hiding.

Fergus
One against seven is a bit tough, but a hundred against seven should be more even.

Robin Hood
Oh great... Looks like I can't slack off here.

Nero Bride
I do not pardon laziness, mouse.
If you wish to serve me, fight for your life.

Robin Hood
Got it. Well then– Guess it's time to perform my role as an ally of justice!

--BATTLE--

Fergus
Ugh!

Robin Hood
That's checkmate, General Muscles.

Fergus
General... Hah, general, you say? Sorry, but I'm no general.

Fergus
My role is to simply add a little flair to the queen's legend.

Fergus
I only wished to become her equal in the world this time...

Rama
W-Wait, Fergus! Do you know of my bride, Sita?

Rama
The wife of a man named Rama, by the name of Sita!

Fergus
Your bride? I don't know if she was your bride, but I've seen a young woman of similar appearance to you.

Rama
Where!?

Fergus
...Hmph, very well. That was the one thing I found unpleasant in the queen's strategy, after all.

Fergus
Return to the West, Rama. To Alcatraz Island. Your bride may be there.

Rama
Did you say... Alcatraz Island?

Dr. Roman
Wait, the famous prison island, said to be impossible to escape!?

Fergus
It's your choice whether to trust me or not.

Rama
No... I will. I'll believe you, Fergus mac Róich.

Rama
I'll head to Alcatraz Island.

Fergus
Heroes of India gaze at other people with such pure, beautiful eyes...

Fergus
Still, good grief–

Nero Bride
Hm?

Mash
???

Elisabeth
Huh?

Fergus
There are so many splendid women here besides the queen.

Fergus
What a waste, to die at a time like this... Ahahaha!

Nero Bride
...A Celtic warrior who can admire beauty? That man Fergus had such fine taste!

Robin Hood
No, I think it's just that he doesn't have any standards at all...

Nero Bride
Hm? Did you say something?

Robin Hood
Oh, nothing. Anyway, what are you doing in an abandoned city like this, Your Majesty?

Nero Bride
You can't tell? ...Well, I suppose I can't blame you.

Elisabeth
Hehehe, I know. I've got it! This is a plan only a woman with an appreciation for art and beauty could come up with!

Elisabeth
We meet again, Saber! It must be fate that we were both summoned to America.

Elisabeth
I can hear Mount János whispering to settle things here. To see who has the greater talent!

Nero Bride
Oh? ...I thought I sensed something tingling. It must have been you, the devilish singing diva, Elisabeth!

Nero Bride
Hehehe. Things must be made clear to you, above all others. Listen well. In fact, everyone should listen...

Nero Bride
To my grand plan which is as profound as the deepest abyss!

Robin Hood
...I've already got an idea. Well, go right ahead, Your Majesty.

Nero Bride
Very well, I shall! Here, I plan to build the city of ultimate fantasy, namely...

Nero Bride
Hollywood! That world-renowned palace of amusement!

  1. Whaaaaaat!?  2. Whaaaaaat.
  Select: Whaaaaaat!?

  Select: Whaaaaaat.

Nero Bride
Yes, such a pleasant reaction, thank you! I see you're a top class Master!

Elisabeth
Ugh... To think you've taken one of the two greatest locations in America... Though admittedly I've already taken the other one...

Elisabeth
I knew it, Saber... You and I are tied by bonds of true friendship!

Nero Bride
We're rivals! And friends who appreciate the same art!

Mash
...It's just like we expected, Senpai.

Billy
Heroes are amusing, aren't they, Geronimo?

Geronimo
I feel like I understand why the Roman Empire collapsed now.

Nightingale
Treating someone's aesthetic sense is outside of my field.

Nero Bride
Do you intend to help me with my plan? I could even promote you to sub-heroine, Mash!

Mash
Thank you very much. It's an honor to be the sub-heroine.

Mash
...However, Nero. Or should I say, Your Majesty. There's just one problem with your plan.

Nero Bride
Hm? What on earth could be the flaw in my perfect plan?

Mash
This nation is currently in the middle of a war due to these Celtic warriors.

Mash
As it is now, you won't find any cameramen
–or even an audience!

Nero Bride
What!?

Elisabeth
(Yup. I know that all too well. I knew that all along!)

Nero Bride
N-No wonder a single person hasn't appeared to listen to my rehearsals!

Nero Bride
There's a saying in the Orient: “Amusement is only amusing when you have a livelihood.”

Nero Bride
...Well, it might have been a little different... But close enough.

Nero Bride
Very well! In that case, I must make a stand as well! To build a golden city of movies in this land!

Nero Bride
Elisabeth, our showdown is on hold. For now, we need to mop up the Celtic warriors in this country!

Elisabeth
Yes, I'd expect no less from my rival! I won't lose!

Elisabeth
Leave the ticket sales to me! I'll force it on them after they're defeated!

Mash
What a beautiful friendship.

Robin Hood
Yeah, beautiful... As long as we don't get wrapped up in it.

Geronimo
Anyway, this means Saber's our ally now. We even took down Fergus as a bonus.

Geronimo
Let's consider this to be a good omen.

Mash
Excuse me, there's a transmission from the Doctor.
Yes, Doctor?

Dr. Roman
Sorry for interrupting your fun. If you head a little west from your location, you'll find a point with a strong Leyline.

Dr. Roman
I'd like you to establish a circle and set up a summoning point as usual.

Mash
Understood. Everyone, I'm sorry, but there's a place we'd like to go.

Nightingale
But the patient...

Dr. Roman
Ah, don't worry about that. Once the summoning point is established, we can supply healing spells.

Dr. Roman
Using that, you can hold out for a while. Securing camp is vital, for Rama's sake as well.

Section Ten: Ambivalent States

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Mash
As usual, it seems enemies are gathering at the Leyline. Let's clean them up.

--ARROW--

Mash
I'll set up the summoning circle now.

Da Vinci
Yes, nice work as always. I'm glad you managed to establish the base safely.

Da Vinci
Now then. I suppose today's story should be about the United States of America?

Da Vinci
Although... I don't have much relation to that nation at all...

Da Vinci
Besides, what kind of fool would put a code in their own self-portrait?

Da Vinci
Do you know how it feels to have something like that pushed onto you? Do you?

Da Vinci
Anyway, setting that aside...

Da Vinci
The phrase “e pluribus unum” is their national motto, meaning “out of many, one.”

Da Vinci
But that is the contradiction.

Da Vinci
To unite many into a single entity,
the many must lose their individuality.

Da Vinci
They claim to be rationalism incarnate,
yet act as champions of justice.

Da Vinci
They strive to be the strongest in the world, yet believe in a god.

Da Vinci
The nation of America is the embodiment of contradictory tendencies in humans.

Da Vinci
–And for that reason, their nation has no connection whatsoever to monsters or Magecraft.

Da Vinci
While they may all reach for the same unattainable stars, their approaches are fundamentally different.

Da Vinci
But having no connection doesn't mean one has no knowledge.

Da Vinci
A Holy Grail War may have occurred, even in this nation. But that would be in a different world, a faraway
world–

Da Vinci
...That's about it for today's lesson, I think.
The summoning circle is established, after all.

Da Vinci
Anyway, ciao everyone♪
Do your best as always!

Geronimo
...Hm, night falls quickly.
We should rest soon.

Geronimo
It'd be one thing if we were all Servants, but we have a Master with us. Plus one of us is wounded.

Rama
I'm fine!
Oww...

Nightingale
I fully understand your condition. Please stop trying to act tough.

Rama
H-Hey! Stop trying to gouge my wounds!
Fine, I got it. I want to rest, I really do!

Elisabeth
Hm, that's fine I suppose.
Hey, Greenie, lend me that towel.

Robin Hood
I told you, this isn't a towel! It's my Noble Phantasm! It's not something to sit your ass on!

Elisabeth
Haah. You're so stingy.
I can tell how you were raised, you know?

Robin Hood
I don't need to be told by some exploitative aristocrat!

Billy
There are silent ways to laugh!

Robin Hood
You're always laughing out loud, though. Geez...

Billy
Night gets cold, so I'll gather firewood now. Sound okay?

Geronimo
Yes, we aren't within their sphere of influence yet. It would be a problem if Player's Name freezes to death.

Billy
Okay. Robin, help me out.

Elisabeth
I'll go sing for a bit.
One needs to keep practicing, no matter the time.

Elisabeth
That's both the fate and duty of an idol. Also, a life of an idol. Oh, and hope of an idol.

Nero Bride
Hmm, well said.
I won't lose either!

Nightingale
The necrosis in your heart is starting to spread faster. I can still keep you alive for a few days, but–

Nightingale
After that, I can't make any promises.

Rama
I understand.
Just let me rest for now.

Nightingale
I'll inject a double dose of painkillers. That should help.

Rama
No, I won't stay conscious without the pain.
I need to be able to move, if the time comes...

Nightingale
Then I'll give you the normal dose.
Just be prepared for intense pain.

Rama
I know. This is a punishment that I must accept.

Nightingale
...Punishment?

Rama
I suffered an unsightly defeat to Cú Chulainn.
Not only that, but to save me–

Rama
Many people were sacrificed.
Therefore, this is my punishment.

Nightingale
...Are idiots allowed to become kings in India?

Rama
What?

Nightingale
In what world would people, after risking their lives to save someone, be happy to see that person suffer?

Nightingale
The people who saved you surely wished for your safety, and for your good health.

Rama
Uh...

Nightingale
All too foolish. Recover from your wounds, and fight to honor those who saved you.

Nightingale
That is the best, and only, thing you can do for them.

Rama
...Thanks for the advice.

Nightingale
That's a nurse's duty.

Mash
...Ah, Master.
The stars are beautiful, aren't they?

  1. Yeah.  2. There's nothing there.
  Select: Yeah.

  Select: There's nothing there.

Mash
Yes, a primal landscape. A place where it's hard for people to survive, where only beasts are allowed to live.

Mash
How long do you need to devote to something for a nation to be born here–I can't even begin to imagine.

Mash
Countless people, resources, blood and sweat. The culmination of humanity's efforts that transcends good and evil.

Mash
...No matter how much I thought about it in Chaldea, I couldn't understand... But I'm starting to see now.

Mash
It's all because of you.
Thank you very much.

  1. You're welcome.  2. I'm nothing special.
  Select: You're welcome.

  Select: I'm nothing special.

Fou
Fou!

Mash
What is it, Fou?

Nero Bride
Don't run, Fou!
Just sit still, and let me brush you!

Fou
Fou, fou fou!

Mash
You're being threatened, Nero.

Nero Bride
Hmph, too bad.
By the way, Geronimo was calling for you.

Nero Bride
He wanted to talk about our plans going forward...
Hm?

Mash
Night is their time.
Call for everyone. Let's fight back!

--BATTLE--

Geronimo
We're currently in the western region of North America. The Celtic warriors seem to mainly be coming from the East.

Geronimo
American army bases and cities have fallen one after another.

Geronimo
While most of them massacre men and women of all ages, some Servants seem to allow non-combatants to escape.

Geronimo
It's fine to be an honorable Servant, but those that escaped are going to die sooner or later regardless.

Geronimo
The East is almost completely occupied. And... This is the most important part...

Geronimo
They're using Washington as their base. In other words, the original capital.

Mash
Are you sure of that?

Geronimo
It's information from a man who escaped from Washington, but I have no proof.

Geronimo
...Still, if you don't mind hearing my personal intuition, I believe this is the enemy's main stronghold.

Nero Bride
Why is that?

Geronimo
When seeking to humiliate a nation,
the most effective method is to occupy their capital.

Geronimo
On the other hand, the United Western States led by Edison has been actively accepting refugees from the East.

Geronimo
He makes them work in mechanized infantry factories, and diligently makes improvements each day.

Geronimo
He is accompanied by Helena Blavatsky, with whom he was also friends in life–

Geronimo
As well as one of the most powerful beings in Indian mythology, the “Hero of Benefaction” Karna, from the Mahabharata.

Geronimo
Blavatsky may be obvious, but it's unknown why Karna would have taken his side...

Geronimo
Regardless, those three and their mechanized infantry seem to be compensating for their lack of Servants.

Geronimo
Now, assuming that Washington is the enemy stronghold–the question is, what should we do next?

Billy
I know! Can't we wait for them to destroy each other?

Geronimo
That would be difficult.

Geronimo
Since the Celts possess the Grail, Edison's army can't close the military power gap regardless of the improvements he's made.

Geronimo
If anything, it's the chaotic nature of the current situation that allows small forces like us to move around freely.

Billy
That's true.
Never mind!

Geronimo
Most of us rallying here on this occasion are heroes, but not really heroes.

Geronimo
An outlaw, an outcast, a lone wolf.
...That's the type of folk we are.

Geronimo
Given the chance, they will exploit that weakness of ours. So there's only one way to win.

Geronimo
We must search for specific Servants, and eliminate them.

Geronimo
As I thought, our only option is assassination. We'll infiltrate their base and take out the Servants.

Elisabeth
Um... Is that really okay?
There's more than one of them, right?

Geronimo
You're correct, dragon girl.

Geronimo
The capital has the toughest defense in a nation. It would be difficult for even an Assassin to infiltrate and assassinate someone.

Geronimo
Normally, at least.

Robin Hood
Which means?

Geronimo
...Celtic warriors are extremely belligerent.

Geronimo
Also, considering the haphazard nature of their invasions, it's obvious they simply do as they please.

Geronimo
In other words–

Mash
...The Celtic warriors won't place any emphasis on defending the capital?

Geronimo
That's my speculation. They simply see a fortress as a place to live, and not a place to defend.

Geronimo
They stress about how strong their warriors ought to
be— Their society values individuals more than the whole.

Robin Hood
Ah, I get it. Rather than build up a castle's defenses, they think they can rely on their own strength.

Robin Hood
That's the opposite of Edison, who believes in uniformity and strength in numbers. No wonder their castle is shorthanded.

Geronimo
Yeah. However, this is a gamble.

Geronimo
We have no way to defend the West. We must gamble since the difference in military strength is overwhelming.

Billy
Hmm, I guess this really is the bottom of the barrel.

Billy
I don't like it, but I doubt there's a better plan than this.

Billy
I got no problem with this plan.

Robin Hood
No matter how slim it may be, I will take any chance I can get. An all-or-nothing gamble scares me.

Nero Bride
Lancer and I don't mind, either.

Elisabeth
Right. We're really busy, so the sooner it ends the better.

Nightingale
Medical treatment is pointless if it doesn't address the source. If Washington is the lesion, it must be cut out.

Nightingale
...However, we should prioritize treatment of this patient first.

Rama
I'm fine... Or so I'd like to say, but I'm useless when it comes to assassination. I'll only slow you down.

Geronimo
Yes, exactly. That's why I want to split our force into two.

Geronimo
One group will go with Nightingale in pursuit of the Servant Sita, who has ties to Rama, for his treatment.

Geronimo
The other will infiltrate the East,
and carry out the assassination.

Geronimo
...The assassination mission is dangerous, there's a high chance of failure. We must avoid clumping up and getting wiped out.

Geronimo
Personally, I'd like Mash and Player's Name to accompany Nightingale and Rama.

Geronimo
What do you think?

Mash
Us?

Geronimo
Yes. To put it one way... You're our ace in the hole. Literally, our trump card.

Geronimo
If all goes well and we eliminate the enemy, that's fine. If we can't, the rest is in your hands.

Mash
...Senpai? I'll leave the decision up to the Master.

  1. Understood.  2. Let's go with that.
  Select: Understood.

  Select: Let's go with that.

Geronimo
Very well, I'll leave it to you. Now, in terms of balance... I'd like at least one more Servant to go along with you.

Nero Bride
...Hm, okay. Lancer... No, Elisabeth.
You should go with them.

Elisabeth
Huh? Why me?
We're not going together?

Nero Bride
Umu. While I'd love to see whose song is better... We can't exactly sing loudly during an assassination mission.

Nero Bride
That would be boring.

Nero Bride
That's why when we meet again, we'll make a big stage. They'll be the judges, and we'll finally settle things.

Nero Bride
To see who the true idol is!

Elisabeth
Ugh... How splendid! A once-in-a-lifetime performance! I'd expect no less from my rival. You think BIG!

  1. Judges?
  Select: Judges?

Mash
...Let's just pretend we didn't hear that.

Elisabeth
But in that case, shouldn't you go with the Master instead of me, Nero? Can you handle something as complicated as an assassination?

Nero Bride
Hehehe, sorry to disappoint you, but I'm more fitted for assassination. ...Why, you ask?

Nero Bride
I'm Nero Claudius. I'm a veteran of both assassinating and being assassinated!

Nero Bride
Life as emperor is filled with conspiracies. Kill or be killed, poison or be poisoned. It's filled with gory details.

Nero Bride
...Umu. I feel sad just saying that... Either way, there's no one more suited for assassination than me!

Nero Bride
Ahem... Go on, feel free to applaud. Applaud.

Robin Hood
That's not something to brag about, Your Majesty.

Nero Bride
I know. Even I'm not even really trying to brag.

Nero Bride
But with my “Imperial Privilege,” I can mimic an Assassin for a while.

Nero Bride
There's also another very important reason.

Geronimo
Important...reason?

Mash
What could that be...

Nero Bride
Umu. Well you see... Rama and I are way too similar!

Rama
That's all!?

Nero Bride
What do you mean, that's all? It's important not to have overlapping characteristics!

Elisabeth
...In that case, we can't help it.
That's a fatal issue for any group, after all...

Rama
It's really that important?
So much so that you accepted it instantly!?

Rama
Hey, Player's Name.
I'm really confused here!

  1. Don't worry about it.  2. Individuality is important.
  Select: Don't worry about it.
Rama
You say that, but... Nightingale
Okay, settle down a bit, patient. Rama
Owwww!
  Select: Individuality is important.
Rama
Player's Name, you too? So characteristic overlap...is really that important...

Elisabeth
Anyway, it's fine. You'd better get that assassination done, Nero.

Nero Bride
That goes without saying. Just leave it to me. It's like a secret live performance.

Geronimo
That settles it, then.
Myself, Robin, Billy, and Nero...

Geronimo
Our team will head to the East for the assassinations. And–

Geronimo
Nightingale, Rama, Mash, Elisabeth,
and Master Player's Name...

Geronimo
Your team will head to Alcatraz Island to rescue Sita.
Any issues with that, Master?

  1. Not at all.  2. Please be careful.
  Select: Not at all.

  Select: Please be careful.

Geronimo
Of course. Very well, we'll depart tomorrow morning.

Mash
I'll give you a communication device. We can use it to decide where to rendezvous afterwards.

Geronimo
Sure. Now rest up and prepare for tomorrow.

Geronimo
Particularly you, Master. You need to head back west. Make sure you eat something and sleep well tonight.

--ARROW--

Geronimo
We'll be heading to the East now.

Mash
Yes, and we'll head to Alcatraz Island.

Geronimo
I'm sure there are Celtic Servants posted at Alcatraz Island as well. Be careful.

Mash
Yes.
You too, Geronimo.

Geronimo
Master. Our time together was short, but enjoyable. I pray for success on your end.

  1. You sound like you're going to die.  2. You sound like we won't meet again.
  Select: You sound like you're going to die.

  Select: You sound like we won't meet again.

Geronimo
Hm, I suppose I do sound like that.
...Don't worry, we'll meet again.

Billy
Hey, Master.
Don't worry, this will be quick.

Billy
Just sit tight and wait for the good news!
...Just kidding.

Robin Hood
Take care of the little princess here, Master.

Elisabeth
Hey, it should be the other way around!
I'm going to take care of these guys.

Robin Hood
Yeah, yeah.
...Anyway, time to get to work.

Nero Bride
Umu. Player's Name, watch over Lancer for me.

Elisabeth
Hey, you too, Saber?
That's so rude.

Nero Bride
Ahahahaha. Forgive me, Lancer.

Elisabeth
Listen, Saber. This is a promise.
When you come back, we'll settle who number one is–

Nero Bride
I know. We'll have a showdown, fair and square,
and see who's more worthy of the audience's applause!

Nero Bride
I'll show you my true strength when that time comes!
—It's mind-blowing, by the way!

Robin Hood
So she's been holding back all this time? Now that's a scary thought.

Elisabeth
Yes, go and kill them all, Saber. We still have that collaboration between Golden Theater and Castle Csejte to do.

Nero Bride
Umu, leave everything to me!

Geronimo
Well, let's get moving.

Nero Bride
Umu. It was a quick farewell, but I have no regrets. Now, to finish our tasks.

Geronimo
...We're not going to our deaths, Nero.

Nero Bride
I'm aware of that. But I also know how dangerous assassination plots can be.

Nero Bride
We're infiltrating deep into enemy lines. Prioritizing our own survival reduces the chance of success.

Robin Hood
Hey, are you planning to...

Nero Bride
Say nothing more. It would be insensitive of you, Archer... I mean, Robin Hood.

Nero Bride
I intend to survive. My stubbornness is second to none, after all!

Robin Hood
That's true. I don't intend to die, either. Let's just do our best.

Billy
Hey, Geronimo.

Geronimo
What?

Billy
I'm an American, so it's fine, but... You're a proud Apache, right?

Billy
Is it really okay? Saving this nation, I mean.

Geronimo
You're still saying that? If this nation isn't saved, we won't be saved, either.

Geronimo
...Besides, the idea of America owing me a debt is pleasant.

Geronimo
Even if all is lost and forgotten once the world corrects itself.

Geronimo
There's no need for you to feel any sort of guilt.

Billy
...I see.
Then I'll go with that.

Billy
I just hope this assassination goes well.

Geronimo
Indeed...

Rama
Ugh...

Nightingale
...Master. It seems he's finally approaching his limit.

Nightingale
Please try to make haste. If not, I may be forced to amputate the patient's limbs...

Rama
Anything but that.
Haha, I need to show some willpower...

Nightingale
This patient's display of toughness is praise-worthy. An ordinary person would have broken mentally already.

Rama
I can't die until I meet my wife.
That is my duty, as the king of Kosala.

Rama
...At least, that's what I tried to do.
But she ended up being harmed for that reason.

Dr. Roman
Right, according to the Ramayana, you suspected your wife of infidelity, and tested her twice.

Elisabeth
Seriously? No wonder she got mad at you.

Rama
...No, I never suspected my wife of infidelity. But that wasn't enough to appease the people.

Rama
The first ceremony should have removed all doubt... But the people continued to suspect her.

Elisabeth
...You trusted her, right?

Rama
I did. However, I still exiled her. I had no choice.

Elisabeth
What the...

Nightingale
Isn't that the same as suspecting her?

Elisabeth
That's right!
You're the worst! Simply the worst!

Mash
U-Um, both of you, calm down... He's injured.

Rama
...No, they're right. I truly am the worst.

Rama
Self-protection, embarrassment, fear...
As one ages, various things intertwine, and tie you down.

Rama
This truth is evident from my being summoned as a youth. Back during this time, all I felt for Sita was love.

Rama
You could say that was my peak condition... Back when that was enough for me.

Nightingale
...Then you must endure, until you meet your love once again. If you truly love her, you must prove it.

Nightingale
If not, it would be the same as if you didn't love her. Some things must be said to truly be understood.

Rama
I understand that.
Now, let's hurry. I'm still fine.

Nightingale
We should hurry, Master.

Elisabeth
Right. At the very least, this lady Sita needs to give this man a good slap across the face.

Elisabeth
If it comes down to it, I could even lend her my microphone!

Rama
Haha, that sounds painful.
...Hm? Master, there seems to be enemies about.

Dr. Roman
That's right. I've detected enemies.
They're Celt warriors, but their numbers are few.

Mash
Understood.
Let's go, Master!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Now, let's hurry onwards.
No stops until Alcatraz.

Section Eleven: The Rock

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Mash
We've arrived.
That island over there is Alcatraz Island.

Rama
It's unexpectedly close.
But we still can't exactly swim there.

Mash
The chance of being noticed by enemy Servants—

Elisabeth
The island's not that big... Anybody could notice us when we land. No use worrying about that.

Elisabeth
More importantly, I don't want to swim. Got that?

  1. Can't swim?  2. Sink like a rock?
  Select: Can't swim?

  Select: Sink like a rock?

Elisabeth
That's not it! I've...never properly swam before, but I'm sure I'd be fine!

Elisabeth
What I'm trying to say is,
I don't want to swim in the ocean.

Elisabeth
Seawater dries out my skin.

Dr. Roman
It might be fine for the Servants, but I'm sure it would be hard for our Master Player's Name.

Dr. Roman
Currents are swift, and the water is cold.
It's an extremely unfit place to swim.

Mash
We'll try searching for a boat that'll get us across.

Mash
...Maybe we should ask the old man over there.
...Um, excuse me?

Old Man
Hm?

Mash
We're looking for a boat to cross over to that island–

Old Man
...Forget it. There are demons living on that island now.

Mash
...Demons?

Old Man
That's right. I know because I'm originally from England. Those were “dragonkin.”

Mash
What!?

Old Man
If you really want to go, I can lend you my boat... But you'd better pay for it if you break it.

Mash
...There you have it.

Elisabeth
Dragonkin, huh? That's not too bad, I'm a Dragonkin too. Well, a Demi at that.

Rama
Wait... You are!?

Elisabeth
Where did you think my tail and horns came from?

Rama
That's... I thought you were just into things like that...

Elisabeth
When you've healed, Sita won't be the only one slapping you!

Mash
Th-That's enough.

Nightingale
Dragons waiting at our destination or not, this patient is at his limit.

Nightingale
We shouldn't be afraid of a fight.
We need to go, there's no time to waste.

Mash
...Right, it'll be fine. We fought more than enough dragonkin in France, after all.

Elisabeth
There were wyverns everywhere we looked...
As a fellow Demi-Dragon, it got old really fast.

Rama
I see. The journey to save the world sounds like quite the ordeal.

Nightingale
–Anyway, Master.

  1. Set sail!  2. Let's go!
  Select: Set sail!

  Select: Let's go!

E:???
...Hm. One, two, three, four...
But one of them seems weakened... Is that one injured?

E:???
So that really means three.
Seriously? ONLY three?

E:???
I just hope there's enough for everyone to get their fill...

E:???
Tch... Whatever.
All right. Guys, you've got work.

E:???
You're not just here to live idly and eat humans. Go put yourselves to the test!

G:???
...
...

G:???
Lord Rama?

Mash
We're here.

Dr. Roman
I've already picked up several enemy wyvern responses. Also–

Mash
A Servant is here.

Dr. Roman
Right. But the Servant doesn't seem to be moving.

Dr. Roman
The wyverns seem to be deployed to form a path to the enemy Servant.

Elisabeth
Which means?

Rama
...We're likely being tested. He's saying, “I'm right here. Come at me...”

Nightingale
And if we don't defeat that Servant, we likely won't be able to meet Sita.

Nightingale
Let's head straight there. Considering the patient's condition, we don't have a moment to lose.

Nightingale
No need to wait for permission to operate. Cutting straight through!

Mash
Uh, w-wait! ...Then again, I guess Nightingale isn't exactly the type of person to wait...

Mash
Let's follow her. There's no mistake that her choice is the fastest option. No sense in overthinking.

Elisabeth
That's right. It's good when things are easy to understand. Let's charge, full speed ahead!

Mash
Here they come. Wyverns and Celtic warriors!
Master, please give me your orders!

--BATTLE--

Elisabeth
Whew, piece of cake!
Are you still doing okay?

Rama
...Yes, somewhat. Right now, I'm just worried whether I'll be able to meet Sita again or not.

Elisabeth
Oh? We're busy fighting for our lives,
and you're thinking about your wife?

Rama
I-I can't fight like this, I can't help it!
I'd love to fight if I could!

Elisabeth
No, I meant the opposite. That's a good thing. I thought you were some playboy prince, but you're actually really nice.

Elisabeth
Okay, I feel more motivated! Leave these weaklings to me. I'll make sure you see your wife again!

Elisabeth
But in exchange, you'd better apologize to her properly. Every girl wants to know that someone needs them.

Rama
Y-Yes... That's right. I just hope I have the chance to apologize...

--ARROW--

Nightingale
We must push forward and defeat them, for his treatment!

--BATTLE--

Nightingale
...Ugh...

Mash
Are you okay!?

Rama
Don't hurt yourself too much for me, Nightingale. I know of shame, and you mentioned something similar earlier.

Rama
I don't wish for you to be harmed.

Nightingale
Be quiet. For me, the second most hated thing in this world is an incurable illness.

Nightingale
What I hate most are patients who don't try to recover.

Rama
S-Shouldn't it be the opposite?

Nightingale
No. Incurable diseases will become curable someday.

Nightingale
Doctors and nurses like myself constantly work towards that goal, racking our minds and building knowledge.

Nightingale
We must cure illness, even if that means killing people.
Disease must be killed, massacred, and exterminated.

Nightingale
–But to do that, a patient's willpower is imperative.

Nightingale
Curing a patient who has no will to recover is impossible, for any doctor.

Nightingale
Medical treatment can only begin when someone has the will to be healed.

Nightingale
I intend to cure you.
I'll cure you so you can act openheartedly.

Nightingale
I'll cure you so that you may whisper words of love to your wife. I'll cure youso you can wield your sword and fight.

Nightingale
But for that, your body, your cells,
must have the determination to recover.

Nightingale
If you lose willpower, muster it up again.
Otherwise, I'll kill you myself.

Rama
...You know, you really are a Berserker!

Nightingale
You disapprove?

Rama
Not at all... I got it. I'll recover.
I WILL recover. I have the desire to do so.

Rama
I refuse to die, not until my wish is fulfilled!

Nightingale
This is the final gate.
Please hold out just a little longer.

--ARROW--

Mash
...A Servant!

E:???
Hey. Welcome to the Alcatraz Penitentiary. Are you here for imprisonment? An attack? Aiding a jailbreak?

E:???
Let me know what you want.
I'll think about it after I kill you.

Nightingale
This patient's wife seems to be held here.
She's necessary for his recovery, please release her.

E:???
What, you're here for a meeting?
Seriously, you didn't come to fight?

Nightingale
Of course not. Why would a nurse want to fight?
The only things that nurses fight are illness and injury.

E:???
You're absolutely correct. A nurse who takes lives would be out of their mind.

E:???
Hmm? That means you're actually not crazy? You're quite the respectable Servant!

Rama
I must agree with our enemy.

Rama
This nurse here is a contradictory woman,
someone who's crazy yet isn't crazy either.

E:???
Oh? I thought you were just their luggage, but you can talk? I get it. You're that lady's husband.

E:???
Unfortunately for you,
I have no intention of letting her go.

Nightingale
–So you are obstructing treatment of an injured man. Obstacles must be eliminated.

Nightingale
I wish for bloodshed.
No, I thirst for it.

Nightingale
If it means saving a patient,
I'll remove all obstacles down to their roots!

E:???
Heh... Hahahaha! How amusing! So Berserkers come in different varieties too!

Elisabeth
Ugh... This Servant doesn't make me feel well... I feel it in my horns!

E:???
I'm sure, young lady! After all, my True Name is Beowulf–the “Dragon Slayer.”

Dr. Roman
The famed hero of the oldest English epic poem, Beowulf!

Dr. Roman
He's a formidable enemy, so don't hold back.
Everyone, fight him together!

Beowulf
Oh, we're starting with a group fight?
I see you guys are going all out, I like that!

Mash
Wha... A dragonkin?
It wasn't just wyverns?

Beowulf
I handpicked this one. A bit of a waste to use in skirmishes, but good enough as a test.

Beowulf
It's obvious that we're enemies,
but there are still codes of conduct to follow.

Beowulf
I admire those who are strong, even enemies. Fear not death, but extravagance, and never forget honor.

Beowulf
That's the rule of our world. Well, it just means you need to fight, and prove yourself.

Beowulf
This world is filled with conflict, and this nation is being swallowed into the mud of war.

Beowulf
If you have a problem with that, come and fight. Prove that your life is worth living. Prove that you're warriors.

Beowulf
If you manage that, let's see...
I'll at least remember your names!

Beowulf
What's going on? You don't feel pain, woman? Or, do you have a heart of iron?

Beowulf
Edison's mechanized soldier is more human than you. You're like steel in human clothes, Berserker!

Nightingale
I'm often told that. I don't care at all. My body is simply a means to heal patients, after all.

Beowulf
You're like a puppet just doing what it was built for! Looks like I need to crush you completely to stop you!

Rama
...Wait.
Nightingale, I have a request.

Nightingale
–You're a patient, please be quiet.

Rama
No, this is necessary for my treatment.

Nightingale
...What is it?

Rama
Put me down.

Nightingale
...I can't do that.

Rama
Put me down, for the sake of treatment. If you fall, who will treat me?

Nightingale
—Can you even fight?

Rama
Believe in me. A patient and doctor must first trust each other, right?

Nightingale
...Just one correction.
I'm a nurse, not a doctor.

Beowulf
Huh?

Beowulf
Hey, I want to fight that living iron puppet lady over there.

Beowulf
I have no interest in fighting a living corpse. Just go die in a corner or something.

Rama
...You're right. I'm just a living corpse.
However... Listen to me.

Rama
I have quite the story for you.
A sweet deal. You won't lose out.

Beowulf
Hm? You've come to a prison, and you got a sweet deal? You trying to bribe the jailer or something—

Rama
—“Brahmastra!”

Beowulf
What!?

Beowulf
You've got a pretty face, but you pull a surprise attack like that? Damn, now that's interesting!

Rama
Shut up! Stand aside! For getting in the way of love, you could've got it much worse!

Rama
My wife is waiting for me!
I'm not going to be picky about my methods!

Beowulf
Heh... Haha, of course!
That's definitely my bad!

Beowulf
I tried acting like a big villain, but that was more like some petty underling!

Beowulf
All right, bring it on, frail boy! If you manage to beat me now, that's a victory for justice!

Beowulf
Put your life on the line for your woman, and die with honor!

--BATTLE--

Beowulf
—Tch, I can't even win against a man who's half-dead... I've lost, no matter how anyone looks at it.

Beowulf
Fine, I surrender. Do whatever you want. I'm not so tasteless as to stand in the way of your love.

Beowulf
Damn, bringing love affairs onto the battlefield...
I'm weak against things like that.

Beowulf
To be honest, I wanted to wipe you guys out, or be completely wiped out myself...

Beowulf
Oh, by the way, I didn't lay a finger on the prisoner. She's so dainty, I felt like she'd snap just by touching her.

Nightingale
That means... you're surrendering from battle?

Beowulf
That's right. We can talk somewhere else. Just get going, frail boy. Your dainty wife is waiting.

Rama
Yes... I'll do that!

F:???
...
...Lord Rama?

Rama
Is that you, Sita?
I've come for you... I've...come...

F:???
Lord Rama!

Mash
Rama, you shouldn't run in your condition...

Rama
...Ah, damn it.
My vision's all blurry. I can't see a thing.

Sita
I'm right here, Lord Rama.

Rama
Where... Sita... Where are you?

Rama
...I wanted to see you. I wanted to see you.
I really, really wanted to see you again.

Rama
You being there for me was all I needed!

Mash
Rama!

Nightingale
–We must begin treatment at once.

Nightingale
I'm sorry, normally we wouldn't conduct medical procedures in such an unsanitary place.

Nightingale
But you're a Servant, so this is an exception.
Feel free to hold his hand, no need for hesitation.

Sita
...What happened to Lord Rama?

Mash
I'll explain.
You see–

Sita
My, something like that happened?
To think I could ever be of use to Lord Rama...

Mash
...Um, so who exactly are you?

Sita
I am “Rama.”

Mash
What...
What do you mean?

Sita
Are you familiar with the curse placed on Lord Rama?

Dr. Roman
If I recall... When he killed the monkey Vali with an ambush from behind, the monkey's wife cast a curse on him.

Sita
Yes. That curse keeps us apart, even as Heroic Spirits.

Sita
We can never meet again.

Sita
When participating in a Holy Grail War as Servants,
either he or I get summoned as Rama.

Sita
We are never summoned simultaneously. Even in Holy Grail Wars, we are fated to never meet again.

Sita
...Even this unique situation is no different.
When he awakens, I will most likely vanish.

Mash
That can't be...

Sita
–But it's okay. I'm fine with that.
While Lord Rama wasn't able to see me...

Sita
I was able to be here, and hold his hand.
That's...enough for me to be happy.

Elisabeth
–Are you really okay with that? What about a heartfelt apology? An oath of love, from the bottom of his soul?

Elisabeth
You don't want something like that?
This man betrayed you once before, right?

Sita
This man fought for 14 years, for my sake.

Sita
He faced Ravana, even though we had only lived together for a year.

Sita
He could have forgotten about me, and taken a new wife–but he never did, to the day he died.

Sita
That's enough. I know his love and passion well enough. That's why we will...continue yearning for each other.

Sita
Even if it's an impossible wish, we'll continue to believe that it'll come true one day.

Elisabeth
...I see. It sounds like you had a short, but happy time together.

Nightingale
The mending is mostly complete,
but “something” is nestled inside, interfering.

Mash
That's likely the curse of Gáe Bolg.

Nightingale
Even if he recovers from his wound, I doubt he will be able to fight... I am sorry to say.

Sita
In that case, I shall offer this body.

Nightingale
What!?

Sita
I'll dispel the curse with my body.
I'll burden myself with the curse, then disappear.

Sita
Luckily, Rama and I are “one and the same.” It should be simple to take the curse in his place.

Mash
P-Please wait!
That defeats the purpose of us coming here!

Mash
Rama was able to come this far...because it was all for you!

Sita
...Yes. I'm saying, those feelings...are enough to fulfill me.

Sita
Also, from what you just told me, you need a strong warrior more than anything now. Isn't that right?

Sita
In that case, my husband...Lord Rama, is the most powerful warrior in this world.

Nightingale
Very well, I'll transplant the lesion to you. Are you sure this is okay?

Sita
Yes, please do so.

Nightingale
–I never married in my lifetime. However, I still understand your feelings of wanting to help another.

Nightingale
Though only a short while, it was an honor to speak with you. Farewell, Mrs. Sita.

Sita
Yes.

Sita
Lord Rama... Rama. I can take just a small portion of your burden.

Sita
...I can aid your fight, even if it's only for a little. But that's more than enough to make me happy.

Sita
I love you... I really, really do love you.

Nightingale
–Mr. Rama. Mr. Rama! Can you hear my voice? Should I fire a gun next to your ear?

Mash
Please don't do that...

Rama
...
...

Rama
...
...Ah, she is gone.

Nightingale
–Yes, to cure you.

Rama
I see... I thought she might do that, considering how abnormal this Holy Grail War is.

Rama
So this is also destiny, I suppose.

Nightingale
She held your hand, and kissed you.
She offered you her tears, and her love.

Nightingale
That's why you're standing here, alive.

Rama
–Thank you, Nightingale.
Those words alone give me salvation.

Nightingale
There's no need for a thank you.
This is what gives my life meaning, after all.

Rama
Nightingale, Mash, Elisabeth, Dr. Roman...
and Master.

Rama
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
I, Rama, Saber class and king of Kosala...

Rama
...hereby renew my oath.
Player's Name, I am your Servant.

  1. Ready to fight?
  Select: Ready to fight?

Rama
...My body does not falter.
I'm fully prepared for battle.

Rama
And...this time, I shall emerge victorious over Cú Chulainn. I swear it. I shall not be defeated again.

Mash
...This completes our team's mission.
We should hurry to the East.

Nightingale
It's finally time to begin treating the root cause. Let's put our skills to the test.

Elisabeth
Hey, what exactly is the treatment?

Nightingale
We shall purge the Celtic warriors. Completely.

Elisabeth
Wonderful. Truly the most exciting treatment.

Section Twelve: Sympathy for the Soldier

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Geronimo
...How'd it go?

Robin Hood
I'm done scouting. Geez. I'm really overusing “No Face May King.”

Nero Bride
We can't help it. If I went scouting, it would cause a huge uproar.

Robin Hood
I guess that's true!
But anyway...

Robin Hood
It seems like they intend to hold a large-scale parade along this major street.

Billy
A parade?
Why would they do that?

Robin Hood
That I don't know.

Robin Hood
Still, that's definitely what those Celts are preparing.

Nero Bride
A parade... How outrageous!
No, enviable!

Robin Hood
Isn't that the opposite!?

Nero Bride
Archer. What a sad man...
Have you never held a parade?

Robin Hood
Why would I? I'm just a regular guy.

Nero Bride
Parades are great... All the people shouting my name, the orderly troops marching along in perfect step.

Nero Bride
One wave of the hand, and I'm showered with “Wonderful!” “Superb!” “Hurray!” “Lady Nero, sleep with me!”

Nero Bride
Umu, now I want to hold a parade, too.

Geronimo
...I see. That sounds like an exciting time for anyone. Let's take out the target at the parade.

Billy
Target who, exactly?

Geronimo
The Servant with the highest honors held at the parade... Although it might not be a Servant.

Nero Bride
Billy. At a parade, the person of highest influence must also stand out the most.

Nero Bride
That's the whole point of the event. But that also makes it a good opportunity for assassination.

Billy
Hmm, it's not easy being a show-off.

Geronimo
Robin, did you notice any Servants lurking about?

Robin Hood
I sensed two. If there were any others, they weren't within my detection range.

Robin Hood
The two there are surrounded by Celtic warriors.

Geronimo
So most of the Servants are absent...

Billy
But we don't know for sure. They could have just been outside of Robin's range.

Billy
There's always the possibility of an ambush.

Robin Hood
I'm an Archer. My Servant detection range is pretty far, you know?

Robin Hood
Then again, Servants can indeed close in from outside detection range in an instant...

Billy
–What should we do, Geronimo?

Geronimo
...We have to do it. This is undoubtedly a golden opportunity.

Geronimo
We didn't have to fight on the way here at all. Meanwhile, Mash and company made a bold move out in the West.

Geronimo
I'm sure the enemy is already aware of our actions.

Geronimo
They might feel that something is up, but they surely don't think we have this many Servants lined up.

Nero Bride
Yes. So what should we do?

Geronimo
Nero, what kind of Noble Phantasm do you have?

Nero Bride
Hm? My Noble Phantasm?
My Noble Phantasm is—

Geronimo
I see. Then we'll use that. There's no need to hold back on using Noble Phantasms. We'll end things here.

Nero Bride
Umu! This is a great stage for our big moment!

Robin Hood
Understood. Let's end this quickly, and make our escape.

Billy
Yeah, let's do our best!

Geronimo
–Then let's follow the plan.

Robin Hood
I'll use “No Face May King” to disappear and get close... Make way for the Faceless King!

Geronimo
That woman's standing above the Celtic warriors– I see, she's the queen!

Medb
Everyone!
Thank you so much for coming here to see me, Medb!

Medb
This nation belongs to the Eternal King!

Medb
A nation of Cú and myself, made by Cú and myself, for Cú and myself!

Medb
Be honored that you serve us 24 hours a day.
Rejoice that you are our subordinates 24 hours a day.

Medb
Justice, honor, and glory all belong to us!

Geronimo
–Robin!

Robin Hood
Got it. Removing “No Face May King”! Go, Saber!

Nero Bride
Yes, leave it to me!

Medb
Hm?

Nero Bride
Queen Medb! You may look cute, but your reign comes to an end now!

Nero Bride
Sunlight of spring, dancing flowers! The winds of May that brush your cheeks! The blessed bells that ring all the way beyond stella!

Nero Bride
Open, Nuptiae Domus Aurea!

Medb
Could this be... a Reality Marble!? No, this is different. This is Magecraft! Unwavering, unhesitant Magecraft!

Medb
It's so beautiful!
I want this Noble Phantasm!

Nero Bride
This Noble Phantasm is beyond you, but we have a great banquet for you tonight! Brace yourself!

Geronimo
Queen of Connacht, Medb!
Sorry, but we'll be taking your head!

Billy
–Here goes!

Medb
Oh my, so many! And because of this barrier, my warriors are weakened, too!

Medb
This is bad! I'm in big trouble!
Big, big trouble!

Medb
Save me, my king!

Nero Bride
Bring on your so-called king!

Geronimo
This is the moment of truth.
Put some spirit into this!

Billy
Wait.
I've got a bad feeling!

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Haaaaah!

Nero Bride
Ugh... He has this much strength inside my Golden Theater!?

Cú Chulainn Alter
A bold plan, but a failure.
You should have targeted me, not Medb.

Geronimo
Child of Light, Cú Chulainn!
Still in that ominous form, I see.

Geronimo
It seems you're the holder of the Holy Grail!

Cú Chulainn Alter
Huh? I don't care about the Grail.
I gave that thing to Medb.

Geronimo
Then what's this strength!?
You're within Nero's Bounded Field!

Medb
I wished for it!

Geronimo
What!?

Medb
I wished for Cú to “become a king”!
A strong and wicked king, who could stand equal to me!

Geronimo
–I see. If it's a wish upon the Grail, it's no wonder he can surpass this Bounded Field...

Cú Chulainn Alter
That doesn't matter. All I sought was this situation. I decided to reign supreme as “king,” and fight with all my might.

Nero Bride
...Oh? So you're a “king”? Let me ask you as an emperor. How do you intend to take the right of leadership?

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'll fight, kill, and conquer. That's all.

Nero Bride
...Is that really all?

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'm not the type to rule through wisdom.
Besides, everyone living on this land is a warrior.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'll take everything, kill everyone, and dominate everywhere... Then, when there's nothing left– I will return to the void.

Nero Bride
What... In that case, you're no different from a mindless beast!

Cú Chulainn Alter
And what's wrong with that? We were born into an era that's neither dream nor reality.

Cú Chulainn Alter
If everything's an illusion to begin with, we should all vanish without building anything, no?

Nero Bride
So you would deny prosperity...
You are not fit to be a king!

Medb
Oh, but he is.

Medb
The qualification to be king is absolute strength.
Enough to declare domination and create a nation alone.

Medb
That alone is enough for people to follow.
Everything else can be handled by others.

Medb
I mean, mankind is enslaved by strength. The weak will cling to the strong as long as they get to pick up the leftover glory.

Medb
That's just the way of the world.
Aren't you the same?

Nero Bride
Hah. I like lions, but mad dogs aren't my cup of tea. When it comes down to it, you're just another dog, a bitch, who seduced a lion.

Medb
That's fine. I don't mind being a bitch. I don't mind at all.

Medb
I mean, I fell in love. What am I supposed to do? That's right... Ever since the day I failed to take Ulster!

Medb
A warrior who wouldn't become mine,
a man who didn't heed to my will.

Medb
A great hero who protected his nation alone,
who boasted to none, and ended his life with a smile!

Medb
As far as I know, Cú Chulainn is stronger than anyone or anything, and I've always loved him!

Nero Bride
I see. Then watch as the man you love falls!

Nero Bride
Here I go!

Geronimo
We're right behind you!

Billy
Got it!
...Wait, are you kidding me?

Robin Hood
A Servant...

Medb
–To be perfectly honest, I thought Cú would be more than enough here.

Medb
But I figured I'd have one more as backup, just in case. I'm so smart!

Cú Chulainn Alter
...

Medb
Oh dear. Don't look at me like that, Cú.
This doesn't mean that I don't trust you, okay?

Medb
But sometimes there's strength in numbers, you know? Like right now.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...I'll handle that woman.
Take care of the other weaklings.

Medb
Excited?

Cú Chulainn Alter
No. This is a matter of principle. If she calls herself an emperor, then it's my duty as a king to crush her.

Medb
Okay♪ Then go right ahead and handle the others, Arjuna!

Geronimo
Did she say... Arjuna!?

Nero Bride
What!?

Geronimo
Arjuna, the eternal archenemy of Karna?

Geronimo
This is the worst... To think that they have something like that hidden up their sleeve! I underestimated them!

Arjuna
...I have no intention of making you suffer. Please let me finish my duty quickly.

Billy
What should we do, Geronimo?

Geronimo
–Robin!

Robin Hood
What!?

Geronimo
Take the communicator.

Geronimo
Use “No Face May King” and get out of here. We'll buy you some time.

Robin Hood
!!!

Nero Bride
What are you doing, Archer!?
Go!

Nero Bride
Unfortunately, I can't leave this place.
I cannot afford to leave!

Nero Bride
I need to teach this man a thing or two about how to conduct oneself as a king!

Nero Bride
–Listen well. You must live, and meet up with Player's Name. We haven't been defeated yet.

Nero Bride
Just go! Then return to this land with the song of victory!

Robin Hood
...That's a tough order, but I got it.
I'll be getting out of here first, Your Majesty.

Nero Bride
Yes, that's more like it, Hunter of the Forest. I'm counting on you.

Nero Bride
Now then— Sorry to keep you waiting, Cú Chulainn.

Nero Bride
So, thorny man. I think you're overdoing it a bit with that imposing look.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You're right, but give me a break.
This is me holding it back as much as I can.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Got that, girl? If you intend to win,
you've got to settle things before it bursts open.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Now, why don't you show me how a king is supposed to act?

Cú Chulainn Alter
I have no intention of learning, though.
Stuff like that isn't tasty.

Nero Bride
Umu. It's not tasty, but it's meaningful.
King of Beasts, I'll beat some humanity into you!

Mash
There seem to be some survivors left. We should eliminate them as soon as possible.

Elisabeth
Right. Once we're done with this assassination,
I need to have that singing match with Saber, after all.

Rama
I-I see...
I hope that works out for you...

--ARROW--

Mash
Now, let's leave this island.

Dr. Roman
Wait! Enemy signals detected–
Servants closing in!

Dr. Roman
These are...the first enemy Servants you met!

Mash
The first enemy Servants... Fionn mac Cumhaill and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne!

Fionn
Hey there, Lady Mash.
Do you remember my promise from before?

Mash
...Oh, that...

Fionn
Yes, I'm serious this time.
That is, if you manage to survive your defeat!

Fionn
You'll be mine.
In other words, I want you as my bride.

Elisabeth
A proposal? That was a marriage proposal just now! Mash, you're unexpectedly popular!

Mash
No. I already declined... Or rather, considering the situation, it's out of the question...

Diarmuid
Now, don't say that. We've been moved by your tremendous courage, Lady Mash.

Fionn
Hm, Diarmuid can't stand women, and even he's interested! Hehehe, are you sweeping her off her feet right before my eyes again?

Diarmuid
I-I wouldn't do something like that...
I'm not even thinking about it!

Diarmuid
I just, I simply admire Lady Mash for her unwavering courage, that's all...

Fionn
Hahaha, I'm joking. I took it too far.
Don't worry about it.

Fionn
I should be the one begging for forgiveness, after all. Yes, I really can't do anything about this personality of mine.

Fionn
However, that's enough. I'll stop joking around. I'll let go of all the grudges I had in life. That's because—

Fionn
Young warrior, we are here to fight side by side. There is no greater joy than that on this earth.

Diarmuid
!!!
Of course. That's most certain, my king!

Fionn
–We can make up for their numbers with our own. Beowulf, what say you?

Beowulf
...Huh?
I don't feel like it. I'm going back east.

Beowulf
Besides, I didn't take on this job because I wanted to.

Fionn
I see. Do as you please. Very well... We'll fight this one by ourselves.

Dr. Roman
...Here they come!
A large army of Celtic warriors!

Fionn
Well, didn't you resurrect a mighty Servant who could stand up to this army?

Rama
...That's right!
Master, there's no need to worry.

Rama
My Noble Phantasm is a divine blade, bestowed by Brahma. Sheer numbers are no match for me!

Rama
Not to mention, I am now one with Sita!

Rama
If you seek to defeat me, bring a million soldiers and their leader with ten heads and twenty arms to face me!

--ARROW--

Rama
This is nothing!! Hahaha! I feel great today, I could face another 10,000 opponents!

Elisabeth
Wow, you're doing really well there, prince. I won't lose either!

Elisabeth
Get to work, ghosts of Csejte.
Now, I'll charm you with this hit song of mine!

--ARROW--

Diarmuid
Wait, wait, wait!
You're a Servant, but you're also a nurse, right?

Nightingale
Yes, I'm a nurse.
That's why I intend to kill you.

Diarmuid
That's some strange reasoning!
Tch... That didn't work!

Nightingale
How is it strange?
You're like patients, delirious with a fever.

Nightingale
If I don't cure it, you won't be saved!
That's why I intend to save you, even if I have to kill you!

Diarmuid
Mm... Your reasoning is absurd, but your beliefs are real. I take back what I said earlier.

Diarmuid
Your attempts to save others are noble.
But I still serve my king.

Diarmuid
As long as I am alive, I will die for his life! Bring it!

Nightingale
As long as you are alive... Is that so?
Well then, allow me to relieve you of your royal duties!

--ARROW--

Mash
We have you now,
Fionn mac Cumhaill and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne!

Fionn
Very well. It's finally time to settle this!
Will we get married or not? Let's begin the fight!

Diarmuid
My King, please don't let your guard down on account of your bride's beauty. She is already a powerful foe. Please give up this talk of marriage.

Fionn
Hahahaha! A shame, but of course, Diarmuid!
Did you think we could defeat them whilst holding back?

Diarmuid
No, not at all.

Fionn
Right? Heh heh, as long as we're Servants...
we can't escape from this desire.

Fionn
To battle the strong.
To carve away at life and soul.

Fionn
That's why the Holy Grail War continues!
...Thinking of it that way, our king is quite an exception.

Fionn
He's no doubt the most powerful warrior, so I can't believe he doesn't feel any joy!

Mash
...He feels no joy?

Fionn
Heh. Go meet him if you want to know more.
Although he shows no mercy to his enemies!

Diarmuid
That's enough idle chat.

Diarmuid
I am Diarmuid Ua Duibhne–the first spear of the Knights of Fianna! Here I come!

Fionn
Yes, agreed! I am Fionn mac Cumhaill, captain of the Knights of Fianna! To battle!

--BATTLE--

Fionn
Ugh...

Diarmuid
My king!
...Guh, I can't go on...

Fionn
Haha... Well, it can't be helped.
I fought plenty, I've had my fill.

Fionn
Diarmuid, I'm quite satisfied.
But are you still not content?

Diarmuid
...Yes. I thought victory would be ours this time.

Fionn
–Well, to be honest. I didn't care if we won or lost this time.

Fionn
When I was alive, I became more and more tainted.

Fionn
The glimmer in my eyes wallowed within politics.
The treasure, power, and duty I won tied me down more and more.

Fionn
It was painful.
So painful, yet I couldn't let it go.

Fionn
–I fear that's why I envied you so much,
as you were trying to die for your love.

Diarmuid
My king... You...

Fionn
We fought together.
In a pure yet avaricious pursuit of victory.

Fionn
I'm satisfied... Although to be honest, it's regrettable that I couldn't take Lady Mash as my own...

Mash
...I'm very sorry.
I can't accept your request.

Fionn
Yes, I've been rejected! Now I shall pass on...
Without regretfully clinging onto this world.

Fionn
Would you accompany me, Diarmuid?

Diarmuid
Yes, sir!

Fionn
As for you, Berserker.
Do you not seek to heal your own wounds?

Nightingale
That's not necessary.
I have neither the time nor the means to heal myself.

Nightingale
My heart is torn to pieces by the simple existence of patients, after all.

Nightingale
That's why... If I was to be healed, it would be when there are no more patients in the world.

Nightingale
Until then, I will bear any wound as compensation.

Fionn
I see. You are broken, yet beautiful.
Your conviction is like a dazzling jewel.

Fionn
Next time I'm summoned, I'd like to aid your cause.
What do you think, making passes at my next bridal candidate?

Diarmuid
What is there to say?
It's very like you to do so, my king.

Fionn
Yes, very well! It was worthwhile being summoned,
if only because I was able to live youthfully until death!

Fionn
Farewell, defenders of order!
Let us meet again, if fate allows!

Mash
–Confirmed elimination of Spirit Origins.

Mash
...Light and cheerful to the very end...
Quite the pleasant pair.

Rama
But considering how they gathered such a large force here, the assassination by the others must have gone well... Right?

Mash
–We've received a transmission.
Huh? It's not Geronimo, but Robin Hood?

Mash
I'll switch to open transmission.

Robin Hood
–Sorry. We screwed up.

Mash
!!!
Tell us what happened, Robin!

Robin Hood
Old Man Geronimo, Billy, and Saber...
Nero. They're probably all gone.

Elisabeth
Hey, what are you talking about?

Robin Hood
I'm heading to an abandoned Western United States base. Do you know the coordinates? I might need you to come right away.

Mash
...Understood.

  1. ...  2. What happened?
  Select: ...

  Select: What happened?

Fou
Fou...

Mash
...I don't know.
Doctor, do you know the location Robin specified?

Dr. Roman
Y-Yeah. Of course.
Obtaining communicator coordinates–code received.

Dr. Roman
I'll send you the shortest route to the destination.
Head over there right away.

Elisabeth
...You're kidding.
That was a lie, right? He was just joking with us, right?

Section Thirteen: Over the Rainbow

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Geronimo
Oh spirits that walk this earth.
By the True Name of ■■■■■, lend me your power.

Geronimo
Unleashing Noble Phantasm– “Tsago Degi Naleya!”

Arjuna
–Howl. “Agni Gandiva!”

Geronimo
My spirits, destroyed with a single blow.
As expected from the strongest hero of India!

Geronimo
But I don't understand.
You possess such power, yet why?

Arjuna
...I have my reasons.

Geronimo
Ugh...

Billy
–Take this!

Arjuna
!!!

Billy
...You can even repel bullets!?

Arjuna
The fact that a modern weapon like that can harm me is praiseworthy enough.

Billy
Well, thank you...

Geronimo
Mmph!

Arjuna
–However, it won't reach me.
I'm sorry, but I'll settle this now.

Geronimo
Ugh...

Billy
Ah...
Sorry... Geronimo...

Billy
Dammit, I wish I had been a little more useful...

Arjuna
...This is the end.

Geronimo
Arjuna... You're decent.
You still have a sound mind...

Geronimo
Why did you join them?

Medb
Hehehehehe! You can't answer them, can you Arjuna?

Geronimo
...Queen Medb.
To think you'd serve Cú Chulainn.

Medb
Of course I would. I mean,
Cú decided for himself to become king.

Medb
Not out of righteousness, or nobility, or even ambition. He just wanted to heighten himself.

Medb
The ones you sent to Alcatraz will be finished off by Beowulf, Fionn, and Diarmuid.

Medb
Well, even if they fail to, that's not a problem.
Your defeat is already certain.

Medb
So long as we have the Holy Grail,
this world will persistently continue to reincarnate.

Medb
All that's left is to destroy Edison's army. That's easy.

Geronimo
–Ah, I see.
So you don't actually know yet.

Medb
...Don't know what?

Geronimo
It seems you think you're some sort of chosen one, who obtained absolute power–

Geronimo
But actually, you're just one out of seven.

Geronimo
Indeed, the fact you obtained the Grail is proof of your greatness.

Geronimo
However, while it is rare, it is not the “only one.”
If anyone has the “only one,” it's us.

Geronimo
They have already recovered four Holy Grails.

Medb
!!!

Geronimo
That is why. Even if we fall here...others will take our place.

Medb
...I see. But none of you have a chance against our king. A Mad King and a War King, Cú stands at the pinnacle of power.

Geronimo
As a shaman, let me make a prediction for you.
Be glad, you'll die happy. Unfortunately, it'll be real soon.

Medb
–Hmph.

Medb
Arjuna.
Go and chase down the Servant who escaped.

Arjuna
...Understood.

Medb
Now, Cú.
Do you want me to help?

Cú Chulainn Alter
No, it'll be over soon.

Nero Bride
Ugh...

Cú Chulainn Alter
You can't maintain the Bounded Field anymore... This is the end.

Nero Bride
...Yes. With so many parts of the theater destroyed, I have no choice but to yield.

Nero Bride
However, I'd like to ask one thing.
Consider it a final tribute to the defeated.

Cú Chulainn Alter
–What?

Nero Bride
It's fine to hone your strength and become a king.
Even if the rule you impose is tyrannical.

Nero Bride
However... How can you act without raising one eyebrow?

Nero Bride
...I'm not trying to cast doubt on your conscience.
You're not enjoying this in the first place.

Nero Bride
You're neither a king rewarded by the smiles of your people, nor one striving for your dream.

Nero Bride
What exactly do you seek, then?

Cú Chulainn Alter
I seek nothing. I don't need rewards.
I don't even hope for a place to rest at my destination.

Cú Chulainn Alter
This is how I am.
I merely charge forward until exhausted.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You could say, if anything,
wherever my corpse lies is my destination.

Nero Bride
...How absurd. You've decided to live as a king,
yet you have no interest in gaining anything as a king.

Nero Bride
You are mistaken. Those contradict each other. The only path for you is to abandon one or the other, Cú Chulainn!

Cú Chulainn Alter
I see. But in reality, as you see here, I'm the victor and you're the vanquished.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Now die, Emperor of Rome.

Cú Chulainn Alter
–It matters not if I'm torn to pieces. “Gáe Bolg!”

Nero Bride
Ugh... How disappointing...
It seems my performance ends here—

Cú Chulainn Alter
What a pleasant feeling. That pierced not just your heart, but also all your other organs too.

Nero Bride
...I'm sorry, Lancer.
I wanted to... Sing together with you...

Medb
I see it's over. Now, all that's left is that Servant named Robin.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You make it sound like there's a survivor.
Press the attack and crush them.

Medb
Yup!

Cú Chulainn Alter
!!!

Medb
Cú?

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Over there.

Mash
This is the designated place.
...Master!

Rama
Hm, Robin Hood's fighting.
All right, let's head over quickly!

Robin Hood
Sorry, I ended up running into them along the way!

--ARROW--

Elisabeth
H-Hey! So what exactly happened out there!?

Robin Hood
Well...
Here's the gist of it...

Robin Hood
...That's about it.

Mash
Geronimo, Billy, and even Nero...

Elisabeth
...That idiot... We finally got to be summoned in the same era by some miracle...

Elisabeth
...Sorry, I'll be over there for a while.

Rama
Sure...

Dr. Roman
Still, it's impressive that you managed to escape such a situation. Did you use some sort of trick?

Robin Hood
I would never have managed to pull it off alone. There was a Servant who lent me a hand.

Mash
A hand?

Robin Hood
Tch... So persistent!

Arjuna
That goes for us both.
I'm sorry, but I must shoot you down.

Arjuna
Your bow isn't graceful enough.
As a fellow Archer, allow me to teach you a few things.

Robin Hood
Ugh!

Arjuna
Hm!?

D:???
–Weak, so weak.

D:???
You're well-trained, but you don't put any heart into your attacks. You're like a child throwing sticks.

Arjuna
...Who are you? I pride myself in putting my full might behind that attack.

D:???
I have no obligation to answer. Just remember me as a god-slayer who happened to pass by.

D:???
I've decided to allow that boy to escape with his life. Now withdraw, youngster who was merely adored by gods.

Arjuna
...Being told that doesn't compel me to withdraw.

Cú Chulainn Alter
–No, stand down, Arjuna.
That woman is too much even for you to handle.

Arjuna
...

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'm telling you, you're in the way.
If you're around, you're just going to get hurt.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Or what? Are you trying to hold me back?
Does that mean you're a traitor, too?

Arjuna
...Understood.

D:???
Good, good. Listening to others is a good thing.
A good child, unlike you, Setanta.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Quit calling me by my childhood name. What a headache. To think even you were summoned here.

D:???

Those are my lines, fool. That's not how you speak to your mentor.

Cú Chulainn Alter
But I've always been like this.
...So? Are you my enemy?

D:???
Why yes. You know how it goes...

D:???
If you see a rabid dog in your favorite flower garden, you wouldn't just sit around reading, would you?

D:???
I can't bear to see the fool you've become. Though a fool, you're still my student. I should behead you out of mercy.

D:???
Now, answer me, Cú Chulainn.
What has possessed you?

Cú Chulainn Alter
...
...

D:???
No need to answer, huh?

D:???
In that case, the only thing left for us to do is fight to the death... However, it seems the circumstances won't allow us to.

D:???
I must allow that pale...boy in green to escape.
You have that burden named Medb behind you.

D:???
If we fight, things won't end well for either of them.
So what'll it be, O king who gained a queen?

D:???
Lose everything here, and promptly lighten your burden?

Cú Chulainn Alter
You must be joking. Knowing you, you'd take Medb out the second we start this fight.

D:???
Of course. I can't stand that woman.
So I might just impale her with the best thrust of my life.

Cú Chulainn Alter
We won't fight here.
I'll let that Archer go.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Now you will get out of my sight, too. Come back again when everyone has died off, so no one can stand in our way.

D:???
Very well, that would be my duty anyway. When you no longer have a way to die, I'll kill you with a smile.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...A shield rune to escape from the battlefield, huh?

Medb
Not going after them?

Cú Chulainn Alter
She's not someone who'd go down so easily.
She can handle even a thousand spears I throw her way.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I can't win unless I'm ready to die. When I fight her again, it will be when there's no one left to kill.

Dr. Roman
Robin, the woman who you said saved you...
If she's Cú Chulainn's mentor, then she...

???
I'm right here. Is this some sort of far-seeing spell? I can't say it's in good taste. Poor disposition, too.

Dr. Roman
N-Nice to meet you, too...

???
I should introduce myself. My name is Scáthach.
Although I'm sure some of you already realized that.

Mash
Scáthach! Mentor of Cú Chulainn, and guardian of the Land of Shadows!

Scáthach
–Yes, that's right. Oh, needless to say, I'm different from the other Celtic Servants.

Scáthach
...Perhaps it's because I am a special being beyond human, that Grail cannot rule over me.

Scáthach
The reason I materialized as a Heroic Spirit is a special one, too. All of humanity was incinerated, as was my realm.

Scáthach
And so, being “dead,” I was summoned here. In a proper version of history, I wouldn't even be able to talk to the living.

Scáthach
From that perspective, I'm glad about the current incident in a way, but... No, there's nothing to be glad about.

Scáthach
My student was already foolish enough, but now I see him in an even more unsightly, idiotic form.

Scáthach
I came here to put a collar on him and take him back, but it seems there's something on his mind as well.

Scáthach
I considered putting an end to everything, including this era, but then I saw you.

Scáthach
This war isn't something that Heroic Spirits should settle. It must be solved by human hands.

Scáthach
That Archer, a part of the cause, was in a dilemma. I couldn't bear not to lend aid.

  1. I see...  2. Thank you.
  Select: I see...

  Select: Thank you.

Scáthach
Yes, you seem rather ordinary, but... There is strength in your eyes. A good Master, isn't that right, Mash?

Mash
Yes, thank you very much.
I'm proud of my Master.

Mash
Anyway, Scáthach.
Would you fight alongside us?

Scáthach
That'd be difficult. I can lend a hand, but I can't join you.

Scáthach
As I said before, I don't have the means of repairing this era. All I can do is kill.

Scáthach
Also... I doubt I could win against THAT Cú Chulainn.

Dr. Roman
Wh-What!? You're Cú Chulainn's mentor. And even you can't win...

Scáthach
I'm shocked myself. Nothing can be more irritating.

Scáthach
That is the Cú Chulainn I know,
and at the same time he isn't.

Scáthach
It's likely because of Medb's wish upon the Grail. She wanted the fool to become a wicked king rivaling herself.

Scáthach
As a result, a cursed warrior with nothing but the power to become a king was born.

Scáthach
A Fanged God, or a Mad King, covered from head to toe in spines of death. That is the current Cú Chulainn.

Nightingale
Pitiful.

Scáthach
Most pitiful. That thing is painful. The fool felt even one thorn unmanageable, so he must be out of his mind with a thousand.

Scáthach
But by paying such a price, he has surpassed me.
They say an idiot without hesitation is strong, yes?

Nightingale
That isn't strength. It's simply confining one's life inside a cage.

Nightingale
That's called failure. Dreams that don't reach outside are nothing but delusions.

Scáthach
Indeed. Either way, this isn't just a matter of defeating Cú Chulainn alone.

Scáthach
Considering overall damage, Queen Medb has priority.
The Holy Grail must be taken from that woman.

Scáthach
Oh, don't expect much from me. I'd destroy the Holy Grail along with Medb, but that puts you back at square one.

Dr. Roman
You're right... If the Grail is destroyed, repairing the Foundation of Humanity would be difficult.

Dr. Roman
That would be a huge time loss for us. If possible, we need to recover the Grail intact.

Dr. Roman
Let's consider Lady Scáthach to be our last resort. I want you guys to try defeating Medb by yourselves.

Mash
Medb... The legendary queen of the Celts.

Scáthach
Yes. She's a woman who is honest about her own desires. She's just engrossed in taking over a nation at the moment.

Scáthach
That woman, along with Cú Chulainn...
Those two alone are enough to take any nation.

Scáthach
Yet they also have Arjuna. And... I suppose Beowulf is still alive as well.

Scáthach
He's rather capricious, so we have no idea what he would do. But it's certain that he would side with the enemy.

Mash
???
Doesn't it seem a bit noisy around us?

Elisabeth
...Hey!
They're coming to attack us. What should we do?

  1. Intercept them.  2. Hold our ground.
  Select: Intercept them.

  Select: Hold our ground.

Elisabeth
...Yes. I'm super angry right now.
I'll strangle them all myself!

Mash
W-We should go, too.
We must retain this camp as the front line for the West!

Scáthach
Wyverns, huh...
They'll be difficult for those machines to handle.

Scáthach
Player's Name, come with me.
I'd like to see your talents.

Scáthach
I don't see any Servants with them.
Overcome this situation first.

  1. I'll try.  2. Got it.
  Select: I'll try.

  Select: Got it.

Scáthach
Yes, good answer.
Now on your way!

--ARROW--

Scáthach
Not bad, but how about the next ones?

Scáthach
Wyverns and Chimeras?
Curse you, Medb, summoning things like this.

Scáthach
Land and air.

Scáthach
Servants must understand their own roles and the Master must provide appropriate commands to kill those off.

Scáthach
Trouble won't be tolerated. Now go!

--ARROW--

Scáthach
Next are high ranking warriors among the Celts.
Although they've given up their humanity.

Scáthach
They're as swift and strong as Servants. But if you have trouble here, you'll never reach Cú Chulainn.

Scáthach
Know your Servants, and use them well.
Don't disappoint me, understand?

--ARROW--

Scáthach
Hm... Shadow Servants have appeared. That Medb seems to understand how to use the Holy Grail.

Scáthach
These are wraiths that couldn't become Servants.
They are one step shy of becoming heroes.

Scáthach
Or they are Heroic Spirits that became shadows due to the summoners' lack of ability, improper summoning circles, etc.

Scáthach
Thus, you could say they're beings closest to Servants. Make sure to defeat them. Humans stand no chance against them.

Mash
...What?

Scáthach
...Hm?

C:???
Haaah!

Elisabeth
Wh-What's that!?
The black things are disappearing one after another!

Rama
...A Servant. However, not a Celtic one. He seems to be from near my country... Chinese perhaps?

Mash
He doesn't look like an enemy.
But...is he...an ally?

Scáthach
–Regardless, his technique is quite impressive.

Scáthach
Abilities like that are impossible without both innate talent and hellish training to forge one's body.

Scáthach
...Excellent. Most excellent.
It makes me itch for a good fight.

Scáthach
You there!
What is your name!?

C:???
Lancer, Li Shuwen!
Well met, Servant of twin spears!

Li Shuwen
A storm has been raging within me ever since I caught sight of you. It will not subside until I defeat you. Accept my challenge!

Scáthach
–Oh? You challenge me?

Li Shuwen
Naturally. I know the reason why I was summoned.

Li Shuwen
Still... I can't help it.
I'm filled with selfishness, after all.

Li Shuwen
I must try and see if my spear can reach the gods.

Rama
This man is like a famished tiger, or a starving wolf...

Scáthach
...What a great potential playthi– Ahem...
I mean, talent worth training.

Scáthach
Lancer, Li Shuwen.
If this was the Land of Shadows, I'd train you right away.

Scáthach
However, I belong to Player's Name's cause already. Thus, things must be done in order.

Scáthach
First fight Mash, and win.
If you do, I, Scáthach, shall face you directly.

Scáthach
However, if defeated, you must be gone immediately.

Li Shuwen
...I see, I understand. Very well, Mash. I hereby challenge you to a duel.

Mash
But...
I don't have any reason to fight.

Li Shuwen
I am confronting you.
Is that not reason enough?

Li Shuwen
If that's still insufficient, then consider me as a Servant sided with the Celts.

Mash
Master...

  1. We have to fight.  2. He's an enemy.
  Select: We have to fight.

  Select: He's an enemy.

Li Shuwen
Yes, I see your Master has good judgment. That's right, I am your enemy. That should be beyond a doubt.

Li Shuwen
If you don't treat me as such–you'll die.

Mash
I understand... Master!
Please provide your orders!

--BATTLE--

Mash
H-He is...really strong!

Li Shuwen
No, that's my line.
To think you'd stand so well against me...

Li Shuwen
If we were to fight seriously, to the death,
I have no idea which way the scales would tip...

Li Shuwen
Scáthach, I'd like to rescind my previous request.

Scáthach
Oh, is that okay?

Li Shuwen
All of you perhaps stand a chance against those Celts.

Li Shuwen
I may be a scoundrel detached from society, but even I don't enjoy watching the world fall to ruin.

Li Shuwen
You who's not human... Protect this world with that shield of yours.

Mash
...I will.

Li Shuwen
Now then, Scáthach. I have a request.
Regardless of whether this world is saved or not–

Li Shuwen
Would you face me at the end?

Scáthach
...Very well.
That is, if I survive until the time comes.

Li Shuwen
You don't seem like one who would die so easily.
...Oh right, I have one more thing to tell you.

Li Shuwen
This is simply my inference, but it seems the King of Inventions is possessed by something.

Li Shuwen
Perhaps a good whack in the head will wake him up from his endless dream.

Mash
Um... Li Shuwen?
Would you care to fight alongside us—

Li Shuwen
I'm sorry. I can't say with confidence that I wouldn't attack you if I continued to be around you.

Li Shuwen
If I was in my older body, I may have withered and settled down a bit. But I can't help it, as I was summoned in my physical prime.

Li Shuwen
Why, fate allowing, we may yet fight alongside each other. Farewell.

Mash
And he's gone.

Dr. Roman
As expected of Li Shuwen in his prime. So rough, he's like a knife that cuts you just by touching it...

Nightingale
...Master, if I may, I believe I should go and see the patient.

  1. What patient?  2. Who's that?
  Select: What patient?

  Select: Who's that?

Nightingale
–Edison, King of Inventions.

Nightingale
According to what that Servant said,
he is supposedly possessed by something.

Nightingale
...I agree with his opinion.

Nightingale
Even considering my knowledge as a Servant, that being is too foreign in nature to say he's Edison, King of Inventions.

Nightingale
In that case, it must be an illness.
We should meet with him again.

Dr. Roman
Things are starting to sound crazy again... He captured you before, yet you want to meet him again?

Rama
I believe so, too.
However–

Nightingale
What are you saying? There are many infected areas. In situations like this, triage is important.

Mash
Master, what should we do?

  1. Let's go see Edison.
  Select: Let's go see Edison.

Mash
...Right. I think that's the correct thing to do, too.

Mash
I guess it's my intuition as a Servant...
I feel like we can't leave him like this.

Nightingale
Then we should go. Immediately. We'll head straight there.

Nightingale
Charge via the shortest route.

Nightingale
We need to knock that hard-headed man out with some anesthesia, then wake him up.

Scáthach
Hm...
Robin, Elisabeth, Rama.

Scáthach
You've heard your Master's opinion.
What do you think?

Elisabeth
...Well, to be honest, my head hurts so much I'd like some anesthesia myself...

Elisabeth
I'll leave the decision to Player's Name. Everything until now has been right, so I'm sure it'll be fine going forward.

Robin Hood
Hmm... I'm a Servant who's better off acting alone. And besides, that... presi-king, was it?

Robin Hood
Why would I take the effort to meet someone I know I'd be incompatible with just by how you describe him?

Elisabeth
Are you saying you'll just casually go and assassinate Cú Chulainn for us?

Robin Hood
I don't do crazy things like that.
As long as there are other means, at least.

Elisabeth
If you can't do it, just say so.
You just can't honestly admit things, can you?

Robin Hood
...To think you of all people would tell me that. I should probably just shut my mouth and go along with it.

Rama
I have faith in our Master. If we all stand together, we can even defeat Karna if needed.

Rama
Now, Master.
Let's go and wake Edison from his dream!

Section Fourteen: The Running Man

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Mash
–Master. Celts are attacking the town.
We should eliminate them.

Robin Hood
Ah, wait a second. Master, sorry for the trouble, but do you think we could capture them alive?

  1. If we tried to.  2. I'm good at things like that.
  Select: If we tried to.

  Select: I'm good at things like that.

Elisabeth
Huh? Why do you ask?
Do you torture people too?

Robin Hood
No way! An interrogation, if anything!

Robin Hood
If we want to get to Edison's stronghold nonstop, we'll need prisoners like them.

Elisabeth
Prisoners? Why? There's no use for them other than relieving my headache.

Robin Hood
...Geez. You've gotten a little more decent, but you're still the same at the root.

Robin Hood
Oh well, whatever. Anyway, just hold back a bit, that's all I'm asking.

Elisabeth
I don't really get it, but okay!
Now, let's go, my little !

--ARROW--

Mash
...Whew. We made it through the battle just fine.
We also captured some retreating enemies.

Mash
Robin, what should we do from here?

Robin Hood
All right, tie them up... There.

Robin Hood
Now's the time for me to get to work.
You all go elsewhere and eat a meal or something.

Mechanized Infantry
Halt right there.
Identify yourself.

Robin Hood
Industry and domination!

  1. Robin!?  2. What's that!?
  Select: Robin!?

  Select: What's that!?

Mechanized Infantry
Industry and domination!
Presi-king Edison is the greatest CEO!

Robin Hood
The greatest CEO! By the way, I'm Second Lieutenant Anderson Komadori of the 26th Commando Unit!

Robin Hood
I have juicy news! We've captured some enemy soldiers, and they're to be transferred to headquarters!

Mechanized Infantry
–Understood and confirmed.
They do appear to match our data on Celtic soldiers.

Mechanized Infantry
Excellent work out there.
Please continue through.

Mechanized Infantry
Industry and...

Robin Hood
Domination!
I'll continue with my duties now.

Robin Hood
All right then.
All of you, follow me.

Dr. Roman
...Uh, Robin? What was that greeting just now? Are you into stuff like that?

Robin Hood
I didn't wanna do it, either! That's the salute among mechanized troops! I had no choice!

Mash
Domination... Is Mr. Edison, well, perhaps a bad guy?

Dr. Roman
No. He's a little problematic, but he's probably got a different grasp of the word “domination.”

Dr. Roman
Citizens coming together as one to overcome hardship. Perhaps he thinks of that as “domination.”

Scáthach
It wasn't domination for one's own vanity, but a call to action done for the sake of this nation.

Scáthach
Interesting. I heard he was an inventor, but it seems he had political potential as well.

Scáthach
Still, those soldiers were unsatisfactory. They weren't trained at all. That's beyond foolish!

Dr. Roman
...Yeah. By simplifying the thought process, he's trying to improve their reflexes.

Dr. Roman
By losing individual instinct and senses, they become tools of automation, completing a single task in large numbers...

Nightingale
...Also, it's conceivable they're administering drugs for suppressing fear and doubt. It happens often, but I worry about the aftereffects.

Dr. Roman
Edison doesn't have the time to raise soldiers, or should I say warriors.

Dr. Roman
That's why he came up with a way for anyone to easily become a soldier.

Dr. Roman
It's a doctrine of mass production and united thoughts...
The exact opposite of the Celts.

Dr. Roman
That said, their opponents are heroes of legend.
If this was a modern war, Edison would likely win, but...

Scáthach
Hm... The Celts are disregarding their rear from the get-go anyway.

Scáthach
...In fact, it's not like the Celtic warriors are using much in the way of intelligence...

Scáthach
Generally, they're muscleheads. Muscleheads versus machines... Yes, they're brilliantly equal in disposition.

Robin Hood
Suppressing fear with drugs, huh...
Sounds like this side isn't very decent, either.

Robin Hood
I shouldn't have hesitated about this.
Let's go straight to our target.

Robin Hood
Let's take down this self-proclaimed king ASAP!

Robin Hood
Whaaaat!?

Nightingale
Don't misunderstand. We're not going to take him down, we're going to treat him.

Nightingale
Although, I can't deny that the treatment procedure may be violent, even quite painful–

Nightingale
But in the end, that's still treatment.

Robin Hood
I got it, just don't shoot a gun near my ear again!

Nightingale
I'll take it into consideration. Anyway, we should head to Edison's stronghold–but first...

Nightingale
It's gradual, but Edison's side is being overwhelmed. We should proceed after treating some Celtic warriors.

Dr. Roman
That enemy looks like a Bicorn.
It's an evil, monstrous horse.

Dr. Roman
That queen sure does summon some ridiculous stuff!

Section Fifteen: The King in the High Castle

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Mechanized Infantry
–Halt.
Beyond here is state-owned land.

Mechanized Infantry
Retreat immediately, and submit an enlistment form to the United Western States Army Mechanized Infantry Corps.

Robin Hood
...Tch, they're bloodthirsty.
Is this what you'd call a dystopia? Makes me nauseous.

Elisabeth
Hmm, I rather like it. It's a good thing when peasants follow the rules.

Robin Hood
Yeah, yeah. I've always been part of the resistance, anyway. But it looks like we can't fool our way through any further.

Robin Hood
Master, we need to break in!

  1. Charge!  2. A rebellion!
  Select: Charge!

  Select: A rebellion!

Robin Hood
Whoa, as I'd expect, Master!
I see you're enthusiastic.

--ARROW--

Nightingale
Begone! There are patients waiting!

Rama
Yes, such encouraging words...

Dr. Roman
If she wasn't kicking opponents around while saying that, it would sound even better!

Dr. Roman
...Hm? What's this, a burst transmission? Huh? What?

Dr. Roman
Wh-Wh-Whaaaat!?

Mash
Doctor!?
Doctor, please respond... Doctor!

Edison
Why you... How could you give in to the Celts! And you call yourselves heroes!?

Edison
Above all, my Madonna, my Crimean Angel... To think someone with your ideals wouldn't share my own!

Edison
This is a huge disappointment! I haven't been this sad since the unemployment rate hit 30%!

Nightingale
Disappointment? No, there is still hope.
We haven't betrayed you.

Nightingale
Furthermore, us joining the Celts...
That's a joke gone too far.

Blavatsky
You fought your way into here, yet you say that?

Blavatsky
According to intel, your assassination of Medb failed. It's rather unnatural that you're still alive.

Blavatsky
You must have begged for your lives, and joined the enemy. Isn't that the normal way to see it, Florence?

Elisabeth
What did you say?
Begged for their lives, and joined the enemy?

Elisabeth
You've got to be joking!
She'd never be up for something like that!

Blavatsky
Sorry, I must have stepped on a dragon's tail. If I hurt your feelings... No, that was rude of me. Sorry.

Blavatsky
It looks like they're merely losers.
I don't see any signs that they've joined the Celts.

Edison
What? So they were simply defeated?
Then did they come here to ask for our protection?

Edison
I can feel that lust for blood!
Oh Angel of Crimea, why do you point your gun at me!?

Nightingale
...An angel, you say?
True, I was called that before.

Nightingale
There's nothing more painful than being compared to a creature as gentle as cotton candy.

Nightingale
King of Inventions, Edison.
After seeing you like this, I understand.

Edison
Hm, what is it? Have you finally realized my greatness and my intelligence?

Nightingale
You're ill. You must receive treatment immediately.

Edison
What...was that?

G:Blavatsky
Ahh... You've said it right to his face...

Edison
–How rude.
What part of me is ill?

Edison
These strong limbs. This sound body, bursting with health. This sharp and honed intellect.

Edison
Everywhere you look, it's so standard!

Nightingale
Be quiet. What's so rude about telling a patient that they're ill?

Nightingale
If you want to be pampered, go ask your mother or wife.

Nightingale
You have the power to save the world, yet you're trying to bring the world to ruin.

Nightingale
How is that anything but an illness?

Edison
You're wrong!
I'm–

Nightingale
I'll attend to you right now.
Just keep quiet, and rest in bed.

Dr. Roman
What!? Huh?
I-I finally got through the hacking.

Dr. Roman
Th-That's good. I couldn't communicate with you for a while... What happened?

  1. Edison interrupted us.  2. Your security's rather weak.
  Select: Edison interrupted us.
Dr. Roman
I-I'd expect no less from Edison. To think he could cut into our communications after just that one peek last time...
  Select: Your security's rather weak.
Dr. Roman
No, we've been really careful about security, you know!? Dr. Roman
It's just, well... Uh... This is Edison we're talking about, so it wasn't much use... Hahaha.

Mash
So shooting a gun stops hacking?
I'll remember that, Master!

  1. Forget it.
  Select: Forget it.

Mash
O-Okay, I'll forget it.
...So that's no good?

Nightingale
We don't have time for idle chat.
–Now, we must break through.

Karna
–So you've come.

Nightingale
Of course, Karna.

Nightingale
You're also ill.
Withdraw at once, you shouldn't be here.

Nightingale
There's something you desire, after all.
I recommend recuperation in a remote place.

Karna
...You might be correct.
I'm infected by an illness called loyalty.

Karna
Instantly realizing what I desire...
Is that due to your occupation as a nurse?

Nightingale
No, you're simply easy to understand.

Karna
...
...I see.

Mash
Um, Karna seems somewhat depressed.

Karna
–Thank you for pointing that out.
However, I cannot surrender this path to you.

Karna
The King of Inventions asked for my aid, after all.
He kneeled before a worthless man like me.

Karna
He was the first to ask.
That's more than enough reason to oppose you.

Karna
...Also, one more thing.
Edison resembles a friend of mine.

Karna
A man clever, yet foolish.
Proud, yet full of charity.

Karna
There was once a king who called me friend.
A king who saved me.

Karna
Edison resembles that amiable man well.
To put it simply, I cannot leave him be.

Nightingale
—How surprising.
To think someone like you could smile like that.

Karna
Even I'm human. I have emotions, like any ordinary person. However, that's enough talk.

Karna
The first time was testing the waters. This is the second.
Show me just how much you have improved—!

--BATTLE--

Elisabeth
Hah... Hah... Hah...
Y-You're good!

Robin Hood
Stand back. You're at your limit.
Umm... Redhorn?

Elisabeth
Oh shut up! Some things I just can't give up as a fellow Lancer!

Karna
Lancer!?
Weren't you an idol?

Elisabeth
I'm taking a break from my idol activities. Right now, I don't have a choice, so I'm holding this spear!

Karna
...Mm.
Return? What an odd order.

Karna
But—I see, He wants to decide with his own hands. That's rather arrogant, but perhaps it cannot be helped.

Elisabeth
What? Are you running away!?
With the win!?

Karna
I don't think I've won yet...

Karna
I have orders from my lord to return to the throne.
I'll be waiting for you, up ahead in the throne room.

Karna
Along with this nation's finest... All three of us.

Mash
This nation's finest... That means...

  1. Servants.  2. Edison and company.
  Select: Servants.

  Select: Edison and company.

Dr. Roman
Seems about right. Earlier we were speaking over the comms, but I imagine Edison wants to speak in person.

Dr. Roman
...Regardless, it looks like we can't avoid battle before talking to him.

Mash
...True. I don't think Edison will come around unless he is knocked down once.

Mash
Let's get things ready first, Master.
Then we'll head out.

--ARROW--

Mash
Now–entering!

  1. Let's go!
  Select: Let's go!

Mash
...Yes!

Edison
How dare you come here!
You reprehensible traitors!

Edison
Why can you not believe in my righteousness?
Are you drowning in conspiracy theories?

Edison
Like “Edison was the embodiment of capitalism itself!”
and “True geniuses do not idolize business!”

Nightingale
Mr. Edison. I believe you're the one easily swayed by conspiracy theories.

Nightingale
While I have not sensed a sliver of intelligence from you, I do know that your inventions are indeed amazing.

Nightingale
Which is why I have diagnosed that you are ill based on something other than such rumors.

Edison
Argh! I have no idea what kind of nonsense that is! Nightingale, pioneer of statistics!

Edison
Why did you materialize as a Berserker? I have no intention of speaking to an unintelligent beast!

Elisabeth
...Well, aren't you a beast yourself?
I mean, you're a lion...

Nightingale
...Sigh. Your fever is indeed getting to you.
What a waste of intelligence.

Edison
Mmm!? Lady Nightingale, what did you just call me!?

Nightingale
...Pardon me. Slip of the tongue.

Nightingale
Master. Please prepare to operate. First, we need to have him rest on the bed, and make him hear what we have to say.

Blavatsky
You're rather aggressive, Florence.
Are you implying you're going to fight him and win?

Nightingale
Yes, I doubt he'll listen to us any other way.
So we'll fight, we'll punch, and we'll win.

Blavatsky
I like stuff like that. Very straightforward.

Blavatsky
I don't like fighting... Nor am I good at it.
But I suppose I can set aside those feelings for now.

Blavatsky
Mr. Edison, are you ready?

Edison
Y-Yes!? Yes, I'm ready. I'll engage them with all the electricity available!

Edison
Then they will truly know... How amazing inventions from this King of Inventions are–!

Edison
Direct current is just the way to go!

Mash
...So you still ARE fixated about that!

--BATTLE--

Edison
Ooooooooh!
Not yet... I have not lost yet! I will not surrender!

Edison
If I do not suffice as a soldier, then I shall give up this body of mine to science!

Edison
Time for Thomas' great transformation, the big remodeling! I shall cast away this humanoid gentleman's form!

Edison
Now it's time for a beastly boost!
I'll transform into Thomas Mazda Edison—

Edison
Gah!? Wh-What was that for, Karna?
How dare you throw my superhuman elixir on the floor!?

Karna
Sorry, Edison. But this ends here...
I cannot let you walk the path of destruction any further.

Karna
Besides, first and foremost,
that medicine is bad for your body.

Edison
No! Good medicine is always bitter to the taste.
I can withstand my heart exploding! I'll show you!

Edison
If I don't hold my ground here,
who is going to protect this nation!?

Nightingale
–Protect, you say? For someone trying to protect, you have a rather illogical method of fighting.

Edison
What...
D-Did you just call me...illogical?

Nightingale
Yes. Extremely illogical.

Edison
I am always logical!
Both this nation and I are children of logic.

Edison
It can't possibly be illogical–

Nightingale
...We can't win.

Edison
...What?

Nightingale
Those Celts are monsters who spend all their time fighting, from birth to death.

Nightingale
People of this era are already falling behind, right at the starting line.

Nightingale
Moreover, the revered Queen Medb possesses the Holy Grail, allowing her to create soldiers infinitely.

Nightingale
That's why we can't win. There's simply no way to win.

Nightingale
The Holy Grail is the only resource they need to reinforce their army. The idea of strength in numbers was a mistake to begin with.

Nightingale
But you didn't let up your ground.
Rather, you didn't want to give up that system.

Nightingale
Because—

Nightingale
Mass production. Cheaper, more efficient production.
That was what you, Thomas Edison, were ingenious at.

Nightingale
But those aesthetics strip you of the intelligence you originally had.

Nightingale
You thought, “I cannot lose on my home turf.”
And subconsciously, you got worked up over it.

Nightingale
And because you kept grumbling like that,
you were corrupted by such an illness.

Edison
Erm... W-Well, but... But... Why... I cannot deny that...

Edison
True, I was fixated on productivity. Even if we run out of resources, as long as we obtain victory at the end...

Nightingale
Indeed. There's no point winning in just the field of productivity. BUT! MOST! OF! ALL!

Nightingale
The biggest mistake is your body itself!

Nightingale
There are no records that indicate Edison had the head of a lion.

Nightingale
Furthermore, it is impossible for you to have such strength.

Nightingale
That means you possess power that doesn't belong to you. That is the dream pushing you to become “king.”

Mash
Um... isn't that the Holy Grail?

Nightingale
No. It is not the Holy Grail.

Nightingale
The Holy Grail can only grant wishes.
It does not manifest them.

Nightingale
Edison.
Your own desire did not stem from yourself.

Edison
...That's right.
My name is Thomas Alva Edison.

Edison
I am the Presi-king of the United States of America.
Past, present, and future...

Edison
The successive presidents of this nation granted me power. Because it was logical.

Edison
They came to the conclusion that even if they were all summoned as Servants, they would lose to the Celts.

Edison
So, why not concentrate all the power into a single person. Not a president, but a hero with international fame.

Edison
...They entrusted me with the future known as “America!”

Dr. Roman
The presidents... from the first to the last.

Dr. Roman
...Or rather, the thoughts of those who took up the mantle of president, or what you could call their grudges, had possessed him?

Nightingale
That is the illness.
For us, it's not just about America.

Nightingale
We must heal, we must save this world.
That is our Order.

Nightingale
E pluribus unum.

Nightingale
You are a state made up of many races, equivalent to being children of many nations.

Nightingale
Which is why you have an obligation to save the world.

Nightingale
Yet you divert your eyes and try to save only your own nation–that is why Edison suffers.

Edison
Hrng... Guh...

Nightingale
That is also why–you were defeated by Nikola Tesla, your fellow inventor.

Edison
Gaohoooooooooooooo!?

Blavatsky
(She landed the heaviest blow—!)

Karna
(...I wish you pulled your punches...)

Dr. Roman
I-Is he okay?
Mr. Edison, are you alive?

Edison
GAFU... GAFUUU!

Mash
Yes, he has a pulse, but barely.
He's on the ground, but he is still twitching, so...

Nightingale
He will live.
Edison, answer me.

Nightingale
What is it you want to do?

Edison
Urgh...
Mm...

Edison
...Yes. I admit it, Florence Nightingale.

Edison
The successive kings granted me power, but logically that also pointed to the fact that I couldn't win...

Edison
I have strayed from my path just a little...
It seems I was wandering in a maze of foolish thoughts.

Nightingale
Just a little... Just a little bit, was it... Very well.

Nightingale
To heal an illness, one must first admit that he is ill.

Nightingale
Being lost is fine. Because right now, you have returned to the starting point.

Edison
I see... Despite all the sacrifices the citizens have made... I am now only at the starting line...

Edison
This is rough... This is actually rough.
What am I supposed to do now...

Blavatsky
Huh? You mean you don't know, Edison?

Edison
Blavatsky... Are you suggesting you do?
What I should be doing?

Blavatsky
Simple. Do what you would always do. If you fail 3,000 times, you try again with attempt number 3,001.

Blavatsky
You're never discouraged by failure, causing trouble for all those around you. You always find a way to get back up.

Blavatsky
That's your life.
Right, Thomas Alva Edison?

Blavatsky
In the end... That was your ultimate talent, right?

Edison
Blavatsky... I am not sure if I should take that as a compliment or insult...

Edison
But thank you. You really are my friend. I just need to overcome it... That was my life's conclusion.

Edison
But I'm a loser. A coward. The King of Lawsuits. Leading a nation again is something I can't possibly—

Karna
That's not true. Make no mistake, Edison.

Karna
You were lost, but you were headed towards the correct location.

Karna
Saving someone you don't know the name of, or trying to shine light into a world of darkness...

Karna
I can confidently say that those are desires you can be proud of.

Karna
No matter how much you blame yourself, or how much you hate yourself, or how you perform evil deeds out of being overly cautious...

Karna
Unlike heroes who can only save others by defeating something, you do it and have done it with your inventions.

Karna
As in, not with your words. ...Ultimately, you really became a light shining onto the world.

Karna
Feed off that hope, that accomplishment, and stand up. You're at rock bottom right now, but not all is lost, right?

Edison
Karna

Karna
Mmm. It is time to wake up, great King of Inventions. There are still so many gems hidden in that brain of yours.

Edison
...I see. Your world is far from seeing inventions, and vastly differs from mine, yet you still say that.

Edison
Babbage, my best friend, is telling me in Morse code... That I cannot lose until I am bankrupt.

Edison
In that case... Yes! The presi-king will never die!
He must rise as often as needed!

Edison
The dream of bringing prosperity to the world has revived! Karna, Blavatsky! Sorry to have caused you trouble!

Blavatsky
Don't worry. We're friends.

Karna
...Right. Though a bit pushy, after coming this far, I suppose we are friends.

Edison
—Ha.
I'm always blessed with such great friends.

Edison
Even that hysteric can't match me here.
This is what I can call my own fortune.

Edison
...I also owe you an apology and my thanks,
Player's Name. And to all you Servants who support .

Edison
Frankly, I still have no idea. I still don't know how
to save the world, or how to defeat the Celts.

Edison
But–

  1. Yup. Let's think about it together.
  Select: Yup. Let's think about it together.

Edison
I am grateful, and I'm counting on you.
That's right, I have forgotten something very important!

Edison
The president always has a vice president by his side.
At times, the VP is even more capable.

Mash
Mr. Edison, then you mean...

Edison
Yes. I am Thomas Alva Edison. One cornerstone of the foundation for American prosperity.

Edison
In that case, this time for sure... I want to create an invention that will save this world!

Edison
Of course, as your Servant, Player's Name!

  1. It would be my pleasure!  2. So I've been appointed VP!
  Select: It would be my pleasure!
Mash
Yes!
That's great news, Master!
  Select: So I've been appointed VP!
Dr. Roman
Ahh, congratulations!
Though, that role usually dies first in movies!

Edison
—I will now bestow myself and all that I have upon you, Player's Name.

Edison
Will you save the world together with me?
...My Master.

Section Sixteen: The Fellowship

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Edison
Now, everyone, have a seat!
We're gonna brainstorm, guys!

Elisabeth
Yes, teacher! Me, me!

Edison
Yes, Elisabeth.
What is it?

Elisabeth
We invade, and beat them up. That's our only choice!

Edison
That's...
Completely denied!!

Elisabeth
Whyyyyyyy!?

Elisabeth
...I know!
How about we sing to heal their souls?

Everyone

Elisabeth
Whyyyyyyy!?

  1. They lack the refinement to appreciate it.  2. They have no tolerance for such things.
  Select: They lack the refinement to appreciate it.

  Select: They have no tolerance for such things.

Elisabeth
I-I see. Then I suppose there's nothing we can do.

Elisabeth
One needs knowledge to understand music, too.
If they don't have that, there's nothing I can do.

  1. We need to wait for death metal to be invented.
  Select: We need to wait for death metal to be invented.

Elisabeth
Right, if death metal was–!?

Elisabeth
Idols! My genre of choice is a cutesy pop idol song, you know?

Edison
This is what's known as “letting 100 schools of thought contend,” yes? Anyway, all of you, please reassess the current situation.

Edison
Here's a map. The Celts occupy the eastern half of North America.

Edison
They'll ultimately invade us from two routes, north and south. They're currently making the preparations to do so.

Edison
If we were to invade, we would leave one side exposed. They'd overwhelm us, and we'd lose.

Dr. Roman
Based on data obtained so far, losing too much land will likely be the condition for defeat in this war.

Dr. Roman
So I presume.

Dr. Roman
The connection to the era is fragile enough as is, it will sever more as the Celts expand their area of dominance.

Dr. Roman
In time, this era will no longer withstand its separation from reality...and it will “die.”

Dr. Roman
So, even if we do invade, we have to make sure they don't take any more of our current territory.

Edison
...That's how it was... Then the fact that I increased the number of troops and pushed back the front line as a stopgap measure...

Nightingale
Ended up saving this nation, yes. The patient was continuously losing stamina, but you protected its heart.

Edison
Yes... Yes!

Scáthach
But, that was also your limit. You slightly pushed back the front line, but it won't be long before it falls.

Scáthach
Servants will likely be commanding the invading army.

Scáthach
At this rate...the mechanized infantry won't stand a chance, and they'll continue to branch out.

Elisabeth
But that was then, right?
Now we have a bunch of Servants!

Blavatsky
Well, there is some truth to what Eli-Eli is saying. Hmm... Let's first look at our opponents' strength–

Blavatsky
Queen Medb, Cú Chulainn, Beowulf, Arjuna...

Blavatsky
We may outnumber them, but they have some of the world's greatest heroes on their side... Not just Celtic ones.

Blavatsky
Add to that the Celtic soldiers, who can overwhelm even Servants if there are enough.

Blavatsky
And don't forget the monsters and Shadow Servants they pull into the confusion.

Blavatsky
To top it off, they can reproduce indefinitely.
Can we defeat them? I can't. Totally impossible.

Rama
Mmm, hmm...
I could keep up at full strength, but–

Rama
Defeat? That I cannot guarantee.

Robin Hood
Even if we were to just go after the Servants...
I mean, I'll do it if you ask me to.

Robin Hood
I'd be beaten to a pulp if it's one-on-one.
If only there was someone else to help...

Edison
Hmm...

Rama
...Mmm...

Blavatsky
Now, then...

Edison
This isn't good... The discussion is coming to a halt.
How about we move our bodies a little bit?

Edison
Player's Name! You should take this opportunity to join us!

Edison
This is a virtual skirmish I invented.
It's only slightly dangerous!

--ARROW--

Edison
Physical activity relaxes the mind,
but in the end, there are only two ways to go about this.

Mash
Is one of them... assassination?

Scáthach
A select few will go to Washington D.C., and assassinate Queen Medb.

Scáthach
That should prevent any further increase in Celtic soldiers. We can turn this into a fight between Servants.

Scáthach
But Medb is extremely cautious.

Scáthach
Once she senses Servants, she will likely bring all her Servants back at once.

Scáthach
To be honest, she's already survived one assassination attempt. I would expect her to be even more cautious.

Robin Hood
That really hits home.

Edison
Painfully true. What do you think,
Chief Nurse Nightingale? Quite the pickle, isn't it?

Nightingale
...I shall leave military problems of this sort to you. I am just a nurse.

  1. Now, don't say that.
  Select: Now, don't say that.

Nightingale
I'm telling you that I'm useless. Sheesh...

Nightingale
If an ambush is impossible, we fight them head-on.
That's about all I can think up right now.

Scáthach
Hmm... Actually, Nightingale's suggestion is probably the most realistic one.

Edison
Meaning?

Rama
We place mechanized infantry and Servants both to the north and south.

Rama
Of the two armies, one simply needs to hold its ground.
Meanwhile, the main army will rush towards the capital.

Rama
...What do you say, Scáthach?

Scáthach
That's right.
There are several Servants here.

Scáthach
Some Servants are powerful enough to rival the enemy, myself included. However, there aren't enough for “two even armies.”

Scáthach
But if we concentrate forces into one army, the other will crumble, and the enemy will occupy America.

Scáthach
All types of balance must be considered when forming the North and South armies.

Scáthach
Now, how to handle it...

Elisabeth
What, that's actually quite simple!

Scáthach
Mmm?

Elisabeth
Come on, little Don't just stand around, you pick the parties!

  1. Um, me?  2. Are you sure?
  Select: Um, me?

  Select: Are you sure?

Elisabeth
Naturally. You fought alongside Servants in France, Rome, and all sorts of other places, right?

Elisabeth
No other Master in the world is as familiar with Servants as you are.

Elisabeth
If you choose the teams,
I can trust those decisions!

Blavatsky
Oh, Eli-Eli has a point.

Elisabeth
Can you stop calling me Eli-Eli!?

Rama
Hmm, it's just like Elisabeth says.
If Master selects the parties, I will be all right with it.

  1. Give me some time.  2. Hold on a sec.
  Select: Give me some time.

  Select: Hold on a sec.

Scáthach
No problem. Just think of a team of Servants by tomorrow.

Scáthach
In the meantime, Edison and his team should prepare for the final battle.

Edison
Sounds like a plan. Start up the comms!Inform all units immediately!

Mash
...Senpai.
It's a lot of responsibility, but we're counting on you.

Mash
Sleep on it for a day, if you need to.
I believe you've got it in you!

Nightingale
–Taking a walk at this hour?

  1. Change of pace.
  Select: Change of pace.

Nightingale
...This is also some sort of fate.
I shall accompany you.

Nightingale
...Edison's wounds are healed. His responsibilities as King of America should've been lessened.

Nightingale
Or perhaps the obsessions of past presidents had been possessing him.

Nightingale
There is a chance for a poor prognosis, so I need to continue monitoring him...

Nightingale
One illness left.
I only hope then the world will be healed.

  1. I'll try my best.  2. Yeah, we have to make it work.
  Select: I'll try my best.

  Select: Yeah, we have to make it work.

Nightingale
I have no intention of putting you under any pressure.
I hope you don't misunderstand.

Nightingale
Normally, it's insane to have just one person bear the responsibilities of stopping world destruction.

Nightingale
That is indeed a dire move.
Only the insane could withstand the pressure.

Nightingale
Like I once was.
...But you are different.

Nightingale
You must remain steadfast and assign us to our posts.

Nightingale
I trust you. The same way I trust my comrades who fought against the stubborn army.

Nightingale
You need to make an effort.
But there is no need to bear the entire burden.

Nightingale
Moreover, even if your choice is correct,
there is the possibility that we, the entrusted, will fail.

Nightingale
Even with utmost preparations,
soldiers will die, and people will fall ill.

Nightingale
So, I hope you do not shoulder too much weight.

Nightingale
Relax, but be honest–
I'm sure we will be fine.

Nightingale
Do you find the night breeze a bit chilly? Let's return.

Nightingale
The fallen soldiers are on the move.
If we leave them alone, their numbers will only increase.

Nightingale
A corpse is a mound of pathogens. We must carefully mourn them, and send them to the afterlife!

--ARROW--

Nightingale
–Now, let's head over to heal our wounded hero.

Scáthach
My oh my... Even he is but an ill patient to you.

Nightingale
I would've never guessed that you, his mentor, had failed to notice.

Scáthach
I am not good at dealing with illness. After all, having come this close to being a Divine Spirit, illness has lost its meaning to me.

Scáthach
A straightforward death is something I've long since left behind.

Nightingale
...I don't understand. For one who has traversed death, your expression seems glum?

Scáthach
But of course. I have not traversed death.
Simply, I have overcome it.

Scáthach
Yet that doesn't mean I've transcended death. I am merely a ghost who was left behind by life.

Scáthach
What of yourself? In the sense of ghosts or grudges, I believe you're rather close to me?

Nightingale
I have simply returned to the present world in my peak form. Which is why I shall treat anyone to the best of my ability.

Nightingale
The fact that I was summoned in itself shows that this world is still in need of “nursing.”

Scáthach
Hmm...

Scáthach
First, the North Army. Elisabeth, Robin, Edison, and Blavatsky.

Scáthach
Then, the South Army. Karna, Rama, Nightingale, Player's Name, Mash, and myself.

Scáthach
The North Army might just be barely enough to hold them. However, depending on the enemy's number, the South Army can break through their defense.

Edison
I see...

Edison
I'll equip boosters on the mechanized infantry for the South Army so they can keep up with you Servants.

Edison
Hold the North with as few members as possible, and rush into Washington D.C. with the South Army.

Elisabeth
Wait a minute, I want to get at him, too!

  1. I'm counting on you.  2. You're the only one.
  Select: I'm counting on you.

  Select: You're the only one.

Elisabeth
...
...

Elisabeth
...
...Fine.

Elisabeth
In exchange, Cú Chulainn, the one who defeated Saber... Make sure to take him down.

  1. Understood.  2. I promise you.
  Select: Understood.

  Select: I promise you.

Elisabeth
Fine then. I'll fight for you here, along with that Mr. Komadori.

Robin Hood
That's not my actual name, you know? Well, you can leave this side to us.

Robin Hood
If we're against an army, my preparations will come in handy. I'll do a thorough job of harassing them.

Scáthach
Yes. Our goal is 60% reduction.
I'm sure you can do that much.

Robin Hood
Against Celtic warriors led by Servants?
That'll require double as much work as usual...

Scáthach
Oh, you can do it with only double? That's amazing, Hermit of the Forest. You've exceeded my expectations.

Robin Hood
Ugh, I talked too fast.
Normally, it's impossible even with double the effort...

Robin Hood
Maybe if we put our lives on the line, we might make it work. We'll give it our best shot.

Blavatsky
They are counting on us.

I'm just not sure how far we can go with two Casters...

Blavatsky
However, I'll do my best. No matter what the job is, I will see it through.

Edison
...Mmm. We might've gone down the wrong path, but I'm glad my mechanized infantry can be of use.

Edison
Allow me to take charge of the North Army.

Scáthach
No one has any issue with this?
Then let's move everybody out.

Scáthach
This is quite a large-scale operation.
I imagine our opponents will pick up on our movements.

Scáthach
We have to time our attacks simultaneously.
Three days from now, at dusk.

Scáthach
Servants in the North Army should move out at once.
We must expect the unexpected.

Edison
True. I trust you with this mission, Madame Blavatsky.

Blavatsky
Indeed.
Mr. Edison, I wish you the best, as well.

Edison
Karna!

Karna
What is it, Edison?

Edison
Um, well. I've been meaning to say this, but didn't get the chance to!

Edison
Thank you for answering the request of someone like me! I was able to come this far because you were with us!

Karna
Don't mention it, Edison, and Godspeed.

Edison
Thank you, Karna.
Now, Master!

Edison
...I imagine I won't be able to see you again.
Though quite brief, you really treated me well.

  1. You're a role model for children.  2. Oh, you're Edison... What can I say?
  Select: You're a role model for children.

  Select: Oh, you're Edison... What can I say?

Edison
Hah! Did you read a biography or something? If it was written for children, I must have been so awesome.

Edison
...I swear I will accomplish this mission, so the real me won't lose to the book me.

Edison
Then, farewell, my friends!

Robin Hood
All right, guess we'll take off, too.
This is our final farewell.

Robin Hood
I suppose this is the life of someone engaged in guerrilla warfare. As long as we're alive, we'll meet again.

Robin Hood
Not necessarily seeing each other face to face.
For example a song or a letter left behind by someone...

Robin Hood
I'm saying we'll come across stuff like that if we survive.
For humans, meeting in person isn't the only way to reunite.

Robin Hood
See ya.
It was a short while. But I had fun.

Elisabeth
...It doesn't bother me.
Seems like we're strangely connected, anyway...

Elisabeth
I'll probably be summoned into a different era anyway. I might already have a contract as a Servant to begin with.

Elisabeth
There's no way I would die. I am invincible.

Elisabeth
Which is why... Well, as long as you avenge Nero, I'll be fine.

Elisabeth
Don't worry. You've got some potential as a Master.

Elisabeth
That's right!
Why don't I write you a little song to cheer–

  1. Ahhh! My stomach! Can't hear you!
  Select: Ahhh! My stomach! Can't hear you!

Elisabeth
–you up. You say you're sick but you look pretty energetic?

Elisabeth
Well, whatever...
I plan to console the soldiers along the way!

Robin Hood
We've got a long road ahead...

Scáthach
All right. Time for to head to the front lines.
This is the final battle... Don't let your guard down.

Scáthach
...Perfect! Why don't I find out if you're really up for the task...

Mash
S-So suddenly–!?

--BATTLE--

Scáthach
Hm, not bad for a practice round.

Mash
I didn't think I would be nearly killed in a warm-up...

Scáthach
Oh, nonsense.
All right then, Rama, you lead the charge.

Rama
Huh? I don't mind, but... You're not going to do it?

Scáthach
I'll take my leave here.

Mash
What!?
W-Wait, why!?

Scáthach
I'll be acting on my own and monitoring the actions of Queen Medb and Cú Chulainn. If needed, I'll fight and hold them down.

Rama
Isn't that like walking to your own death!?

Scáthach
Certainly, if I was some other Servant.
But, who do you think I am?

Scáthach
Do I look like someone who'd be gobbled up that easily? Even if they got me, it'd take days.

Rama
...Still, you already say it like it's inevitable...

Scáthach
Well. That can't be helped. There must be some sacrifices. After all, someone's got to do it.

Scáthach
Listen. If those two ever make it to the front lines, we will most certainly lose.

Scáthach
I am something like a dam to hold them back.
It's on you all to lead this battle to victory.

Scáthach
I am counting on you, Rama. You're still inexperienced, but you have the skill to be a swordsman comparable to my stupid student.

Scáthach
You have experience leading battles, too. You're essential in our army.

Rama
...There's no stopping you after such a speech. In life, my army was mostly monkeys... But, well, it'll work out.

Scáthach
Player's Name... Master.
Don't look so worried.

Scáthach
You've got plenty of Servants now.
You have nothing to fear, even if I alone am missing.

Scáthach
Ideally, I would've liked to enjoy the life of a normal Servant, but asking for luxuries can be endless.

Scáthach
Farewell!

Karna
Master, a word?

Mash
Karna. What is it?

Karna
I'd like to stand out as much as possible in the vanguard... Will you allow it?

  1. Why?  2. I guess...
  Select: Why?

  Select: I guess...

Karna
–Arjuna is on the other side.

Karna
By nature, he shouldn't be on that side.

Karna
A born hero, Kiritin... Arjuna is the very embodiment of justice, a true Heroic Spirit.

Karna
In addition, he and I are connected to each other... For better or for worse.

Karna
The key to this battle lies in how we immobilize enemy Servants.

Karna
In which case, I'll concentrate on shutting down Arjuna with everything I've got... Would that be all right?

  1. Please, Karna.  2. Do your best.
  Select: Please, Karna.
Karna
Very well. I'll make sure to shut Arjuna down.
  Select: Do your best.
Karna
Of course I will.
I will not go easy on him.

Karna
I will take the vanguard soldiers, then.
Let's go!

Mash
Karna leading the vanguard. Rama and Nightingale are here with us, too.

Mash
Yet... I am still worried.
Despite being more supported than ever before—

Rama
You have good reason to be, Mash.
After all, Cú Chulainn is on their side.

Rama
The strongest soldier, who singlehandedly fought his way through Medb's army.

Rama
As long as he is against us,
there will be no such thing as a sure victory for us.

Rama
I need not mention Edison and his North Army.
We, too, may very well collapse on the battlefield.

Rama
Nevertheless, to make victory ours...
We will give it our all.

Rama
Now, Master.
Your orders.

  1. Aim for the White House!  2. Begin the advance!
  Select: Aim for the White House!

  Select: Begin the advance!

Rama
Understood!
All units attack! This is the final battle!

Rama
Take back the United States of America for yourselves!
We will lend our assistance as well!

Section Seventeen: War

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Medb
Hey! Guess what, my king?
They're dead. Fionn mac Cumhaill and Diarmuid.

Medb
Looks like the Servants turned the tables on them.
You really can't underestimate them, can you?

Medb
Or, could it be that their Master is even stronger than we thought?

Cú Chulainn Alter
...That's nice.

Medb
So apathetic. Not interested?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Of course not. The greatest benefit of a dead man is that you no longer have to think of him.

Cú Chulainn Alter
What interests me is what the living are up to.
...Let's see. What do you think they're planning to do?

Soldier
I have a report.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Ah. Speak.

Soldier
Yes sir. The United Western States Army split their troops to the north and south. The South Army is advancing towards us.

Medb
My, they want a final battle?

Soldier
They're bringing in troops standing by at the rear as well. No doubt about it.

Soldier
And leading the army is–

Medb
It's not Edison?

Soldier
No, Edison and Blavatsky are in charge of the North Army. The South Army is led by another Servant.

Medb
...There's more?

Soldier
Yes. Leading the South Army is a young male Servant,
and a Servant with a giant shield.

Soldier
We have also confirmed a nurse Servant.

Soldier
Leading the vanguard is Karna–the thin Lancer with a shining spear.

Medb
One, two, three... Four!?
There are suddenly four more of them!?

Soldier
Karna's presence had been previously confirmed, but...

Medb
That still leaves three new Servants!

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Probably more than three.

Medb
Huh?

Cú Chulainn Alter
My mentor, the Indian rascal, even the Servant I let escape once...

Cú Chulainn Alter
On top of it, that shield Servant from the report...
That means there must be more.

Medb
What, no way!
Edison partnered up with those guys!?

Medb
...In other words, they gave up on giving up?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Looks like it.

Cú Chulainn Alter
He gave up on protecting America,
and instead decided to take the world for his own.

Medb
Hmm, this might not be good, huh?
You never know what can happen in an all-out war.

Medb
What to do?

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Hey.

Soldier
Yes?

Cú Chulainn Alter
We're off to war. Gather troops.

Medb
W-Wait... Are you planning on joining the fight!?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Of course. Are you planning on leaving them alone?

Medb
No, no! In the name of the Mad King, I won't let them be. I'll crush those Servants with my entire army.

Medb
By advancing on us, they insulted the king and provoked us. Then again, it just goes to show how desperate they are.

Medb
Desperate people are favorable for me.

Medb
The despair of those who hate us and spite us is so many shades darker than the ordinary kind, you see?

Medb
An avenging father slain by his family's murderer, a lover killed by someone whose lover was also killed,

Medb
I love stories like that. That's why I simply squash them, with my superior resources!

Medb
Let us divide our army into two forces as well.

Medb
Leave the North Army to Beowulf, and put Arjuna in charge of the South Army.

Medb
I'll take care of informing the Servants.
Now, go!

Soldier
Yes!

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Taking the scout's report into consideration, their main force is the South Army.

Cú Chulainn Alter
They're planning to crush our forces with that army and march straight to the capital.

Medb
The North Army only needs to hold the front.
At worst, they're buying time?

Medb
My oh my...
And they call themselves proud Servants?

Cú Chulainn Alter
That's just how desperate they are.

Cú Chulainn Alter
That Edison guy has cast aside his pride,
and is trying to protect this world and fix history.

Cú Chulainn Alter
The source is most likely–the world's last remaining Master that was in the reports.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Medb.
How are you reading this?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Servants unleash their greatest powers when they have a Master.

Cú Chulainn Alter
If they come fighting not as individual troops,
but as Servants accompanying their Master

Cú Chulainn Alter
Is our army powerful enough to defeat them?

Medb
...Let's see.
It might be tough.

Medb
Beowulf and Arjuna are both top-notch warriors, but they have no will to fight.

Medb
You could say Arjuna has a reason to fight, although it's a very personal one.

Medb
But Beowulf is only barely following orders.
I can't imagine him losing... but...

Cú Chulainn Alter
Medb.
We're going all in.

Medb
!!!
O-Okay.

Medb
But I need time. Setting the North aside, the South–

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'll hold the South down.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Arjuna can lead the charge,
and I'll destroy all the Servants I can get my hands on.

Cú Chulainn Alter
After all, they've got that woman.

Medb
...Scáthach?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Yeah, she IS my mentor.
I can't imagine any other man being able to handle her.

Medb
–Do you want to fight her?

Cú Chulainn Alter
No.
I am a king. A king doesn't fight for self-interest.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I am the frame in establishing this nation. I'll devote myself to being a weapon slaughtering opponents.

Cú Chulainn Alter
As long as Karna lives, Arjuna won't have the composure to deal with other Servants.

Cú Chulainn Alter
If that is the case, I'll go.
I'll go, and I'll kill.

Medb
Very well.
I won't stop you. Ride forth, my king!

Medb
Hahaha, hahaha, hahahahaha!
The least kingly king in the world.

Medb
Despite having no intention of unifying the nation,
you devote yourself to its creation.

Medb
That's why you never lose. You always kill the opposition. Once all opposition is gone, you may even turn on your allies.

Medb
...Perhaps that's the very thing I've been desiring most.

Medb
For a king such as you to throw everything in this world into chaos.

Medb
To wipe out everyone equally, with your Gáe Bolg.

Medb
Oh believers of justice and miracles... Hurry up and come here! Let me lead you to your unsightly death!

Mash
...A message from Karna!

Karna
We've engaged the enemy vanguard. We defeated them, but several troops are headed your way.

Karna
Sorry, but we don't have any forces to spare.
Please stop them, Master.

Rama
I'll take the right wing. Nightingale can handle the left.
Mash, you break through the middle... Can you do that?

Mash
...Yes, I can!

Rama
Good. Then let's go!

--ARROW--

Mash
–All done!

Rama
...Their vanguard is this big? They must've figured out the South Army is the main force, and sent in their elites.

Rama
It looks like it.

Rama
The all-out clash is coming soon.
Everybody, stay on guard!

Dr. Roman
Nothing less from the king of Kosala.
Such tremendous charisma, no matter how you look!

Rama
Can I consider that a compliment?
So convoluted...

Rama
Wyverns are coming, huh?
All right, Master... Let's crush them!

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Rama
If we continue to proceed at this pace, we can expect all armies to clash in the wilderness ahead.

Mash
...It's going to be quite a large-scale war.

Scout
Commander Rama! We've confirmed the Celtic army at a point 20 klicks ahead.

Scout
Leading them is a brown-skinned male Servant holding a giant bow.

Rama
...Have you told Karna yet?

Scout
Yes sir, General Karna has already been informed.

Rama
Very well.

Rama
Tell all troops to not engage with that man, even if we enter battle.

Scout
Yes, sir!

Dr. Roman
...It's Arjuna, isn't it.

Rama
Most likely. Good grief, this is like a scene from a nightmare.

Rama
Arjuna... The legendary hero.
The Mahabharata is practically all about him.

Rama
He grasps victory in every battlefield.
Even Karna once suffered a crushing defeat.

Rama
Is there any way we can win this?

  1. There is.
  Select: There is.

Rama
...Hm, interesting.

Rama
You declare it to be so, Master,
but you probably have absolutely no basis behind it.

Rama
Yet somehow, I feel as if we can win.

Mash
Me, too. Somehow, having your guarantee makes my hair stand on end!

Rama
Hahaha. Brilliant.
Like the dawn of a new year!

Rama
Heh. A good Master and good Servants.
It's no wonder we've made it this far.

Rama
Thanks to that, I have no doubts either.
I merely wield my sword as your Servant!

Rama
...They're coming!

Arjuna
–There you are, Karna.

Arjuna
You all go fight the Servants.
I have–business with that Lancer.

D:Soldier
Yes.

Rama
Enemy forces, including wyverns, should be handled as discussed during our march!

Rama
They're strong, but that's all they are! There's no need for fear!

E:Soldier
...

Rama
All of you have a duty to protect this land!
And I don't mean because you are the owners!

Rama
Since you've taken it, it means you're responsible for it until the end!

Rama
Thousands and thousands of lives are depending on each of you.

Rama
This war cannot be decided by heroes alone! This war has no meaning unless it's won by each and every single one of you!

Rama
Go make victory your own!
Now, charge!

Mash
Master, Karna's unit has broken through.
The right and left wing units are headed this way!

  1. Let's do this.  2. We'll surely win.
  Select: Let's do this.

  Select: We'll surely win.

Mash
Yes!
Mash Kyrielight– Here I go!

--ARROW--

Rama
Look out! Wyverns!
Fire the Anti-Air Electromagnetic Net Launcher!

Soldier
Commander, it's not just an Electromagnetic Net Launcher, but an Edisonian Direct Current Electromagnetic Net Launcher!

Rama
He's picky about that kinda stuff!?
Servants, take down the ones who slip through the net!

Mash
Copy that!
Master, your orders please!

--ARROW--

Mash
The soldiers keep coming, don't they?

Nightingale
Give me every bandage we have!

Celtic Soldier
YAAHHH!

Nightingale
Out of my way!

Nightingale
I'm sorry, please defend this place until I'm done with treatment!

  1. Okay.
  Select: Okay.

Nightingale
I appreciate it!

--BATTLE--

Nightingale
Treatment is mostly complete.
I've sent those unfit for battle toward the back.

Mash
Doctor, is Karna safe?

Mash
Seeing as Arjuna isn't here,
I imagine they are in combat–

Dr. Roman
...Amazing.

Mash
Huh?

Dr. Roman
It's the very reenactment of mythology! Nothing less from a top Servant. Off the charts in every way!

--ARROW--

Arjuna
–So you've come, Karna.

Karna
No matter when or what era.
Only I can ever be your opponent.

Arjuna
Each time I am summoned to a Holy Grail War as a Servant, it seems I always end up searching for you.

Arjuna
While attempting to be a proper hero...
I would seek you, and be disappointed.

Arjuna
...Never again will we have an opportunity such as this.

Karna
...

Arjuna
The moment you stood before me,
all my other priorities evaporated.

Arjuna
–So, Karna.
Shall we begin where we left off?

Karna
...We shall, Arjuna.

Karna
Both you and I seem to be held captive by a chronic disease that can never be cured.

Arjuna
...However.

Karna
Yes.

Both
–That is our very delight.

Karna
This world has no gods, no curses, not even destiny.

Arjuna
Precisely because there aren't, I made facing you my only desire upon the Holy Grail.

Arjuna
...And now, that wish has come true.
I have no interest in saving this world.

Arjuna
If it is to perish, it shall perish.
Yet, you attempt to save it–this world.

Karna
Of course. As long as people wishing to live proper lives exist, I will continue to protect them.

Karna
I was given this power for that purpose. Know that as long as my father and my life remain, the sun remains immortal.

Arjuna
That is why I am for destruction.
If you stand with the good, I shall stand with the evil.

Arjuna
That is equality. This time—surely this time, I must put an end to your very existence as my equal!

Karna
...Now then. Arjuna. Do you know the saying
“Curses, like chickens, come home to roost”?

Arjuna
?

Karna
No, it's nothing. There was once someone who taught me that. Watching you just reminded me of him.

Karna
Like it or not, we've known each other the longest.
On account of that, promise me one thing.

Karna
If you defeat me, fulfill your original duty as a Heroic Spirit. Save the world with your “Agni Gandiva.”

Karna
...I hate to admit it,
but you're far better at that sort of thing.

Arjuna
...Very well. But once it's decided,
don't make that your reason for defeat.

Karna
Never. I would never fight for defeat.

Upon my spear, upon my armor, I swear it.

Karna
I swear upon my father and mother–that victory will be mine.

Arjuna
I also swear victory upon my parents–and my brothers.

Arjuna
After tens of thousands of years,
I've finally obtained this chance!

Arjuna
Not even evil spirits out there can interfere with me!

Both
–Here I go!

Rama
Whoa, that queen...
Don't tell me she even called a giant dragon to attack us!

Rama
But if we defeat it, it's just one more push before their front line crumbles! Let's do this!

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Dr. Roman
Life signatures eliminated!
...Whew, what an ordeal. Had me scared a bit.

Mash
Doctor, how's the northern front doing?

Dr. Roman
Don't worry, they've been holding it.
This might be possible after all!

Karna
HAAAAAA–!

Arjuna
SHAAAAAA!

Rama
It's Karna and Arjuna!
What a chaotic battle!

Rama
All forces, keep away from those two!
You'll be caught in the crossfire!

Nightingale
...Ever so slightly, Karna is overpowering him.

Rama
Ah, you can tell, Nightingale?

Rama
After all, an Archer shines in long-range combat. Being so closed in on, even the great Arjuna cannot handle him.

Rama
Then again, normally Karna would be overwhelming in a situation like this.

Rama
Yet the two appear to be nearly on par with each other. As expected of the great Arjuna!

Rama
And yet–
if things continue this way...

Karna
...Tch!

Arjuna
Ugh!

Rama
Karna will win!

C:???
–“Gáe Bolg.”

Mash
What...

Nightingale
!!!

Rama
Wh-What–!?

Dr. Roman
Servant responses have suddenly...
Wait, what just happened!?

Arjuna
!!!

Karna
...

Cú Chulainn Alter
Don't hate me, Hero of Benefaction.
After all, this killing spree has no rules.

Karna
...Cú Chulainn...

Arjuna
Cú Chulainn... You bastard!

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Shut up. Starting a fight without consulting me...
Did I approve a one-on-one?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Wait until you've read the situation before running after your own interests.

Cú Chulainn Alter
At least be grateful that you weren't stabbed from the back, Hero of the Endowed.

Arjuna
!!!

Cú Chulainn Alter
Now let's see–
Is that the famed Master?

  1. !!!
  Select: !!!

Cú Chulainn Alter
What, shaking all over?
My mistake for thinking you'd be a veteran hero.

Mash
Y-You're...

  1. The Caster from Fuyuki!  2. The one we fought with back then!
  Select: The Caster from Fuyuki!

  Select: The one we fought with back then!

Cú Chulainn Alter
Sadly, I don't remember that.
A completely different guy.

Mash
But...

Fou
Fou!

  1. Mash, calm down.  2. Mash, he's an enemy.
  Select: Mash, calm down.

  Select: Mash, he's an enemy.

Mash
...Yes, I know.

Rama
Wait, Cú Chulainn!
What happened to Scáthach–

Cú Chulainn Alter
Hm? Oh, I defeated Scáthach.

Nightingale
!!!

Rama
...You don't mince your words, do you?

Mash
No, not Scáthach... Impossible...

Cú Chulainn Alter
Oh yeah, no need for condolences.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You're all going to die here, too.
Go lick each other's wounds on the other side.

Rama
He's coming! Don't hold back on Command Spells, we'll fight with all we've got!

--ARROW--

Mash
Hah... Hah... Hah...

Cú Chulainn Alter
The strength of that shield... Strange.
I don't recall a shield so powerful, not even in folklore.

Cú Chulainn Alter
But it's definitely a Noble Phantasm.
Girl, that shield—

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Never mind.
It won't matter if I take you down, anyway!

Rama
Noble Phantasm incoming, Mash!
That vermilion spear aims for your heart no matter what!

Rama
You have to run at full speed!

Mash
It's no use, I won't make it!

Cú Chulainn Alter
It's go time–
My demonic thorn of death.

Mash
Ugh!

Cú Chulainn Alter
What...

H:???
Dozing off as I stroll along,
I find myself in a strange land of wilderness.

H:???
Is this the dream continued, or merely an illusion?
Well, not that it matters.

Merlin
Good morning and hello, all.
Everyone's trusted advisor, Mr. Merlin, is here.

  1. Mer... Who?  2. Who's that cocky fellow!?
  Select: Mer... Who?

  Select: Who's that cocky fellow!?

Merlin
Right, you, never mind that. This appearance is a special service, an incognito visit totally on a whim.

Merlin
Your paths and mine are not yet set to cross. I mean, I should be a shut-in from a tower in paradise to begin with.

Merlin
Just consider this a lucky visit from a wonderful gentleman and be done with it, okay?

Cú Chulainn Alter
So–what kind of blockhead are you?
Is this what they call a daydream?

Merlin
Of course. It's my ol' specialty,
making do by confusing the opponent!

Merlin
Oh! Congratulations on your coronation, Cú Chulainn.

Merlin
To think the day would come when the great hero of Ireland settles down on a throne. My, my, destiny is a strange thing.

Cú Chulainn Alter
This feeling... You must be an incubus...
Which means... I see, you are the Stargazer.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Your meddling is breaking the rules.
Is this fine, mage? Your pride will crumble to pieces.

Merlin
Not to worry, we'll play it by ear. Besides, I have no pride or principles, or anything like that.

Mash
Who–are you–?

Merlin
I watch everything in this world from an island in the farthest lands. Yes, I watch everything.

Merlin
That's the important point. I am but an observer, simply observing... At least for now.

Merlin
...Whoa, I really am about to wake from my nap.

Merlin
Sorry, but this is about all the help I can lend you.
You'll have to finish slaying that beast on your own.

Merlin
Once you have done so,
the future in which we meet shall come.

Merlin
Farewell, then, until that slightly altered future.
Take care of Cath Palug for me.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Tch, behind me!

Karna
Burn him to ashes... “Vasavi Shakti!”

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Tch!

Mash
Karna!

Arjuna
...

Karna
It wasn't strong enough...to reach him...
Master...farewell...

Rama
...Karna...

Cú Chulainn Alter
One last struggle at the very end. This is why I never trust the comings and goings of spearman.

Rama
Quit babbling, now's the chance–!

Cú Chulainn Alter
Right back at you, scumbag!
Flaunting your borrowed feathers...

Cú Chulainn Alter
That attack left me scorched all over.
I'll be going home to cool off now.

Nightingale
...It's no use fleeing, Cú Chulainn. No matter how great your fury, that wound will never heal.

Nightingale
You are ill.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Ha. It's as you say, bloody saint.
The day I'm healed will probably never come.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'll simply continue being king,
until the day I fall and rot.

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Come and get me, if you can.
I'll fight you in Washington.

Rama
...Don't let this opportunity pass!
All forces push, push, push!

Arjuna
...

Rama
I am sorry Arjuna, but I must kill you!

Rama
Er, Nightingale!?

Nightingale
–Arjuna.
Have you any desire of receiving treatment?

Arjuna
...Treatment?
What illness do you think I have?

Nightingale
Karna tried to be a Servant.
That is all.

Nightingale
Despite trying to be a hero with a second life, you do not wish to be a Servant.

Nightingale
Our existence sides with neither. We have our self-interests, yet we also have a given Order.

Nightingale
In that moment, Karna acted as a Servant, and believed that stopping Cú Chulainn would lead to victory.

Nightingale
...He believed that it was the right thing to do than indulging you with your deep-rooted obsession.

Arjuna
...Obsession?
My long-standing desire...

Arjuna
How could the likes of you ever understand!?

Rama
H-Hey, Nightingale.
Er, maybe you shouldn't provoke him too much!?

Nightingale
–It's a mistaken obsession. No use crying over spilt milk. Defeating a nemesis with an arrow you shouldn't have shot–

Nightingale
You must live the rest of your life with that regret.
That's how it is for other heroes, too.

Nightingale
Madly wishing to redo, seeking a wish never granted.
...Despite that, a Servant doesn't cross that final line.

Nightingale
You did not try to understand that final line.

Arjuna
...I...

Nightingale
Will you fight?
If you would like to, you may.

Arjuna
...You're right. There's no need to fight. I don't even want to vent my anger.

Arjuna
But I...want to settle the score. In order to purge this unmanageable something in my heart.

Arjuna
I'll understand if you decline.

  1. Let's fight.  2. We'll win.
  Select: Let's fight.
Rama
H-Hey!?
Master, you're going to fight Arjuna!? Rama
Who is!?
We are, yup, of course!
  Select: We'll win.
Rama
Hahahahaha, Master!
I've got something to say to you, as a fellow warrior! Rama
There's no telling whether we'll win.
After all, our opponent is Arjuna! Rama
Ah, what the heck!
Let's do this!

Arjuna
–Thank you.
Then let us battle, if you please.

Arjuna
My name is Arjuna.
Consider it an honor–to fall by my arrow!

Rama
I also have the pride of having bested the Demon King Ravana. –Prepare yourself, Arjuna!

--BATTLE--

Rama
How's that, Arjuna!

Nightingale
Do you feel better now?

Arjuna
...Yes, very much.
I appreciate you putting up with my self-indulgence.

Mash
Arjuna. Well... If you wouldn't mind, could you lend us a hand?

Arjuna
...Unfortunately, I cannot.
Though I strongly desire to.

Arjuna
I'll be sure to make amends for what I've done.
Will you please believe me?

  1. I will.
  Select: I will.

Arjuna
...Your words ring true, even in my hollowed heart. Farewell, then.

Rama
...Arjuna... What did he...

Nightingale
It means he was able to sort out his feelings.

Nightingale
He is not as faithful as others think,
nor as evil as he himself believes.

Nightingale
He must've led quite a stifling life when he was alive.

Nightingale
After all, he'd been living a life that was decided for him by someone else.

Dr. Roman
...Oh, I see. Arjuna must have wanted a fresh start.

Dr. Roman
That day, that moment, that arrow he shot at Karna... He'd been regretting it all his life.

Nightingale
His illness has been cured.
Though the price he paid...was all too great.

Nightingale
But despite that, we must forge ahead.

Rama
Nightingale is right. All right, march on! Let's charge all the way to Washington!

Section Twenty: North American Myth War (Middle)

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Rama
Forward! The northern front has already clashed with the main army! There's no telling how long they'll last!

Rama
Speed! Speed will determine the winner! Full speed ahead!

Rama
Master!
Enemy forces are straight ahead!

  1. Crush them!  2. Blow 'em up!
  Select: Crush them!

  Select: Blow 'em up!

Rama
Yes!
All troops, charge!

Rama
No stopping, not even for a moment!
We'll come down on them in one giant blow!

Mash
...

  1. What's the matter?
  Select: What's the matter?

Mash
...I'm sorry.
I was thinking of Scáthach.

Mash
Scáthach said she could never defeat Cú Chulainn, but I didn't believe her.

Mash
I felt nobody could ever defeat Scáthach.
So—there was a part of me that wasn't worried.

Mash
A part of me that thought, even if we failed here, Scáthach would set it right.

Mash
But, it didn't turn out that way.
...Scáthach was right.

Mash
But, I still don't understand.
I don't understand how Scáthach could've lost...

Cú Chulainn Alter
–“Gáe Bolg!”

Scáthach
“Gáe Bolg Alternative–!”

Cú Chulainn Alter
...

Scáthach
Ugh!

Cú Chulainn Alter
A clash of Gáe Bolgs, unimaginable during our lifetimes.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Both claim to deliver fatal blows,
while at the same time evading them.

Scáthach
With different Noble Phantasms, this would've ended in death, not a draw. But both our Noble Phantasms are forbidden magical spears.

Scáthach
Both thorns of death trace identical paths and clash.
A curious phenomenon– one that may never occur again.

Scáthach
...But my, that right arm of yours. Have you been repairing it with rune spells as you throw your spear?

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Pretty much.

Scáthach
You're not waiting until the destruction ends to begin regenerating, unlike me.

Scáthach
You're regenerating while it is being destroyed. The pain must be excruciating... No, I am sure “excruciating” is not even enough to describe it.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Pain can be managed.
I'm already prepared for the worst.

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Hmph, you've been enduring it well too, my mentor.

Scáthach
Not really.
...In the end, I'm merely buying time.

Scáthach
In the past—
I've even dreamed of being killed by you.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...

Scáthach
“I should've died before things became this way,” I thought. If I regret anything about my life, that would be it.

Scáthach
–But, I have no desire to be killed by your current self. Personally, I preferred your previous self.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'm not obligated to shoulder any of the burden you bear. My path is simple and straightforward.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I can't afford to be taking detours,
nor can I afford to carry someone else's baggage.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'll take the shortest path to be king, and to rule.

Scáthach
–For whom?
Is it for Medb?

Scáthach
Medb wished upon the Holy Grail, and made you into a king. But that was never your wish.

Cú Chulainn Alter
What makes you think so? Do you really think I've never dreamed of becoming king?

Scáthach
You never mentioned such a dream when you were alive.

Cú Chulainn Alter
True. Just as you say–in life,
the thought of becoming king never crossed my mind.

Cú Chulainn Alter
However. Isn't it common for Servants to harbor new dreams that might not have existed when they were alive?

Scáthach
...So, it's the opposite. You're trying to become a king as a result of becoming king.

Scáthach
–What a foolish contradiction. Despite becoming king, nothing indicated you became one.

Scáthach
That's why you have to destroy everything.

Scáthach
If a man stands alone in the deserted wilderness,
then indeed, he must be the unopposed king.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Yeah, that's fine by me. That solution feels best.
A hero's existence is full of contradictions, after all.

Cú Chulainn Alter
It's not for Medb.
I brandish this spear for my own self-interest.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Now, you must be running out of ways to stall for time. Let's put an end to this, Scáthach.

Scáthach
—Such an idiot. You're an idiot down to your bones, yet you're thinking so hard.

Scáthach
But no matter. I'm finished with my questions. Gates, open.

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Tch!

Scáthach
“Gate of Skye.”

Cú Chulainn Alter
A Noble Phantasm that transports people to the Land of Shadows!

Scáthach
I'm sorry, but I'm taking you with me.

Cú Chulainn Alter
My mentor... You must've sensed it. That you can't defeat me.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You know you can't win, even using that Noble Phantasm, yes? –That's correct.

Cú Chulainn Alter
A Noble Phantasm that transports, yet doesn't kill—
Your consideration for others this late in the game is why you will lose.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Noble Phantasm seal.
Transform–!

Scáthach
...Wh-What?

Scáthach
!!!

Cú Chulainn Alter
–You stopped moving, Scáthach!

Scáthach
Gah!

Cú Chulainn Alter
“Curruid Coinchenn”–
This is one trick I didn't learn from you.

Cú Chulainn Alter
This Noble Phantasm is the one and only thing that can punch a hole in that gut of yours.

Scáthach
...So you've reached that far, huh?
That's enough power to destroy the world.

Cú Chulainn Alter
I bet it is. As things stand, I'll be doing just that.

Scáthach
–Cú Chulainn. That's what I don't understand.

Scáthach
Living and fighting.
Those used to be your greatest joys.

Scáthach
Those were the big prerequisites.
That is why you lived so beautifully.

Scáthach
Yet why do you insist on being so ugly?

Cú Chulainn Alter
...I'm ugly, yes.
Because as far as I've seen, that's what a king is.

Scáthach
...What...
...Who knew you were such an honest idiot?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Goodbye, Scáthach.
We'll probably never meet again.

C:???
Too bad. As a fellow spearman,
I would've liked to try fighting him, but–

C:???
I had to prioritize a previous appointment.
You alive?

Scáthach
...Somehow. Jumping through the gates myself to fling my body to the outsides of the world must've worked.

Scáthach
I've patched up my outward appearance, but that's about it. To put it into perspective, 90% of my organs are destroyed.

C:???
Hm, that's a problem.
You can't fight like that.

Scáthach
If we were to fight, it'd be when this era ends.
Until then, Shuwen, would you help those guys out?

Li Shuwen
Which side?

Scáthach
...The North Army. The South Army has Player's Name, but the North Army doesn't. This is a big difference.

Li Shuwen
All right. Then I'll head to the North Army.
You stay here, until the era comes to an end.

Li Shuwen
I'll be sure to come back for you.
Whether the era ends, or the world ends. I promise.

Li Shuwen
After all, that divine spear has reached a realm beyond human understanding. If you disappear before I fight it, I'll surely go mad.

Scáthach
...Suit yourself.
How can I refuse so earnest a request?

Scáthach
Fine. I look forward to your return. If you don't mind a cowardly spear that lost to its disciple.

Li Shuwen
Kaka! I wouldn't count that as a loss.
Your objective was different from the start.

Li Shuwen
Realize the competition of spears has just begun, mistress. Time to see if my divine spear will stand up to a true god.

Li Shuwen
...Well, I suppose I should save the world first, though.
Too bad. All I want to do is fight strong opponents...

Li Shuwen
...but the world is such a hard place to live in.

Scáthach
That is the fate of us Heroic Spirits.

Li Shuwen
Hahahahahathat's for sure.

--ARROW--

Robin Hood
Yeah, yeah. Here they come again.

Elisabeth
...Wait a second, how many of them are there?
They just keep coming!

Elisabeth
Did you really clean up 60% of them?

Robin Hood
Well yeah, of course. I take my work seriously.
It's one of my few redeeming qualities.

Robin Hood
Poisoning their food and water, burning, drowning, dropping rocks... Even some treachery amongst them.

Robin Hood
I used all sorts of tricks to cut out 60% of them.
But there's still many left. Don't you just hate it?

Robin Hood
...Seriously, what is it with those guys?

Robin Hood
Normally when you lose 60% of your troops,
morale plummets and retreat is par for the course.

Robin Hood
I suppose there is one exception, though...

Robin Hood
The case of ridiculously strong leaders being ridiculously tyrannical.

Elisabeth
Encore after encore no matter how much I sing...
I feel lucky as an idol, but I'm not happy about this!

Robin Hood
That's just our job this time around.

Elisabeth
How are they doing over there?

Robin Hood
...Karna was killed in battle.

Elisabeth
...I see. That guy was crazy strong, too.

Robin Hood
Don't tell Old Man Edison.
He'll probably sink into depression.

Elisabeth
I figured as much.
Is the doing all right?

Robin Hood
Yeah, they defeated Cú Chulainn, who then retreated.
They're marching toward Washington with Rama and the others.

Elisabeth
Our tasks remain the same?

Robin Hood
Not sure about that.
Hey! Old Man Edison!

Robin Hood
Should we keep going!?

Edison
Hahahahaha!
Of course, sounds good!

Robin Hood
Looks like it.

Elisabeth
Ah, too bad. It's tiresome, but I guess we can give it one more push.

Edison
Direct current is the best! Am I right!?

Mechanized Infantry
Of course, Mr. Presi-king!
All hail direct current! Brilliant domination!

Blavatsky
Yes, yes, direct current is the best, the best. And now...

Blavatsky
—Behold, the Book of Dzyan in my hand. Light, shine here. Hierarchy in the heavens, Lemuria in the sea.

Blavatsky
And on earth, myself!
Old things and new, make everything clear!

Blavatsky
Everything seems to be going smoothly...
But life never goes so well, does it?

Edison
...Hm. Yes, it'll be here soon, without a doubt.

Elisabeth
Huh, what'll be here?
...Wh-What the...

Beowulf
–Life never goes so well, does it?

Beowulf
...Wait, is this it? A cunning Archer and a scrawny Lancer?

Beowulf
Where are the people who defeated me?

Elisabeth
They're out.
And it's “slender,” not scrawny!

Robin Hood
Hey, was that a compliment?

Beowulf
Yes, it's a compliment. Cutting us by 60%, just by laying traps. ...But with 40% left, victory is ours.

Elisabeth
...Ugh, I can't stand it.

Elisabeth
Crude, insensitive, and shameless.
On top of that, muscles, tattoos, and stubble!

Elisabeth
Nothing could be more vulgar!
That settles it! You take him.

Robin Hood
I'd like to say “Yeah, sure”–
But I'm afraid I may die without your help.

Elisabeth
What a slacker.

Robin Hood
My only talents are long-range combat, killing with poison, and sabotage.

Elisabeth
Then go stand behind me and shoot your little arrows.

Elisabeth
Bring it on, half-naked man.
Having one dragon slayer is more than enough!

Beowulf
I'd appreciate it if you'd at least call me by my True Name, scr...slender Lancer!

Edison
Can you go assist Elisabeth and Robin Hood!?

Blavatsky
That's impossible. It's taking all I can to hold back the Celts! You little...

Edison
...Alas, when it comes to tenacity, we just can't match these Celtic soldiers... How disappointing.

Edison
So these are the limits of mass production... No, not true! It's just that my approach was incorrect!

Edison
I can't lose. I must grasp the glory of success someday!
As the one responsible, I must make an effort!

Elisabeth
Ugh...

Beowulf
Hmph!

Robin Hood
Bastard!

Beowulf
–Ha!

Beowulf
Sorry. Despite being a Berserker, I'm not really insane.

Beowulf
If anything, I'm just a little more ferocious. I don't easily lose the techniques I've cultivated.

Robin Hood
Damn it, I hate these types...

Blavatsky
Eli-Eli and Robin are in trouble.
Not good!

Li Shuwen
–Then allow me.

Blavatsky
Huh!?

Beowulf
Whoa. ...Hey now, who are you?

Li Shuwen
Just a passing divine spear.
My True Name is Li Shuwen.

Li Shuwen
...Hmph. I suppose it's a perk for this job. To be able to fight the famous Beowulf. The highest honor.

Beowulf
Oh? Not one for modesty with a name like “Divine Spear.” Li Shuwen... Yes, I've heard a lot about you.

Li Shuwen
Oh, it's just an old nickname.
So, what shall we do?

Li Shuwen
Beowulf. You're the warrior known for killing the monster Grendel with your bare hands. In that case—

Beowulf
Heh, you sure know how to flatter.
And who were you, again?

Beowulf
Ah, yes, yes. “No Second Strike,” right?
Don't need a second strike! What a claim!

Li Shuwen
Hm. How about we put it to the test?
We'll see if it's real or an exaggeration.

Li Shuwen
What a coincidence, for two Servants who can fight unarmed to meet in this place.

Li Shuwen
Fate is such an odd thing.

Beowulf
It sure is strange.
Which means...

Beowulf
...a so-called fistfight?

Li Shuwen
I don't know whether these fists will work on you or not.
But I think I'd like to give it a try.

Li Shuwen
Let's see you withstand my Bajiquan!

Beowulf
That's fine. Many winters have passed since my honoring as a Heroic Spirit.

Beowulf
Yet it's hard to forget that feeling...
That moment when I beat that guy to death.

Beowulf
And now, a guy who looks even stronger than Grendel is standing before me.

Beowulf
So–no one would turn down such an opportunity!

Li Shuwen
Indeed!

Beowulf
One.

Li Shuwen
Two...

Both
Three!

Elisabeth
Whoa! A f-fistfight! Is it a fistfight!?

Elisabeth
This is so scary! Stop them, Greenie!

Robin Hood
No thanks!
Even God couldn't stop a fight like this!

Robin Hood
Wow, man, it's hard to believe we're the same species.

Blavatsky
What's with that?
Sometimes I don't get how men think at all.

Edison
Oh, come on. Girls box too, don't they?
All warriors dream of a fistfight. It's their instinct.

Edison
...Although, being an inventor,
I wouldn't know much about it.

Blavatsky
Whatever.

Edison
Either way, the only Servant who could ever stand up to Beowulf in a fistfight is him.

Edison
Let's leave Beowulf to Li Shuwen.
We should focus on doing what we can.

Blavatsky
You're right.
But Edison, I...have a bad feeling about this.

Edison
...Your bad feelings are always on the mark.
Whatever is to come, let us be prepared.

Rama
All right!
Mostly done–What!?

Rama
Medb's elite soldiers... Shadow Servants!
Master, we should handle this! Your orders, please!

--BATTLE--

Rama
...All Shadow Servants have been eliminated!

Mash
We're almost at the capital, Washington.
Cú Chulainn and Queen Medb should be there.

Rama
Karna and Scáthach are no longer with us.
However, we do have our Master... Player's Name.

Rama
If we concentrate our power, we can defeat them!

  1. Are you forcing yourself?  2. You don't have to force yourself.
  Select: Are you forcing yourself?
Rama
Gah.
No, uh... Well, how can I say this... Rama
...To be honest, I don't know if we can win.
The difference in power is overwhelming. Rama
Yet I feel as though we can. I had the same feeling when I faced the Demon King Ravana.
  Select: You don't have to force yourself.
Rama
Hah, I know.
I'm not forcing myself. Rama
I'm still far from my limit–
Even if I reach it, I feel as though I can go further.

Rama
Hey, Master.

Rama
I feel love for you.
Mash and Nightingale, too.

Rama
I love these soldiers, who follow my orders
despite my young appearance.

Rama
And I love Sita from the bottom of my heart,
as she entrusted me with her life.

Rama
Love makes me want to protect,
and love makes me not submit to fear.

Rama
Isn't it simple?

Rama
However, when you think about it–a hero
begins his journey from tiny feelings of that sort.

Rama
This is something I came to understand,
after returning to my youth.

Rama
–Now, let's go!

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Medb
They'll be here soon, my king.
How's your body?

Cú Chulainn Alter
The restoration is complete. It'd be a bit troublesome if Arjuna

Medb
If the need arises, we could always use “that.”

Cú Chulainn Alter
...That's not necessary.
I am enough.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Throw everything at the northern front.
That'll end the war, and this world.

Medb
–Right. Oh dear, I guess this is the end of playing queen.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Having fun?

Medb
Yes, very much so.
That's why I intend to enjoy it to the very end.

Medb
You aren't having fun, are you, Cú?

Cú Chulainn Alter
I don't know.
You can have fun on your own.

Cú Chulainn Alter
All I need to do is continue being the king you wished for. No matter what happens.

Medb
...Yeah.
I love you, Cú.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Is that so?

Medb
Now, let's begin the final battle.

Medb
They'll struggle, and writhe, and try to stand up.
All those who glare at us with determination in their eyes.

Medb
We'll crush them under our heels easily.
–Ahh, I'm so excited!

Rama
We're here...

Mash
Yes! Master, we're just one step away!

Dr. Roman
The northern front is fighting well.
At this rate, we should somehow–

Medb
–So you've come.

Medb
Oh dear, I guess those Shadow Servants really weren't good enough.

Rama
You're–

Nightingale
Medb. The queen who brings Celtic heroes into this world.

Mash
So you're...

Medb
Your scrap soldiers, or my cute boys–I wonder which are stronger?

Rama
Sorry, but we don't have time for idle chit chat.
We'll be taking you down now.

Medb
I've already calculated it. Your power, my power,
my summoned warriors' power, my monsters' power...

Medb
...I'll make sure to win. After all, the one that the king trusted with everything was me, the queen!

Dr. Roman
I've confirmed enemy signatures.
Analyzing the magical energy wavelengths—this is...

Dr. Roman
A massive dragonkin! Also–Chimeras,
and even Shadow Servants!?

Dr. Roman
Sheesh, she's really going all out!

Mash
It's okay. We won't lose to enemies like that after all we've been through!

Mash
Master, let's go!

--ARROW--

Medb
I guess that wasn't enough to stop you.

Medb
...But I can't afford to lose.
Come, Spriggan!

Dr. Roman
Even more of them!? Can Queen Medb really create an infinite number of soldiers!?

--BATTLE--

Nightingale
I would hesitate to call it infinite.

Nightingale
It may be infinite given enough time, but we're defeating them faster than they're being created.

Nightingale
You could say that we're cornering her, both in Magecraft and science.

Nightingale
However–

Medb
–H-Haha.
Hahahahaha!

Medb
...Cornered?
ME? Opposite. It's the opposite.

Medb
I'm the one cornering you. Come visit the White House.

Rama
Tch... She's staying out of range.
So she knows that “Brahmastra” is a throwing weapon.

Nightingale
Let's go, everyone...
Although we may not make it in time.

  1. Make it in time?  2. For what?
  Select: Make it in time?

  Select: For what?

Nightingale
...I don't know, but it seems like they're hiding a secret weapon.

Nightingale
Her smile wasn't because this is too easy for her,
nor was it an attempt to mock us.

Nightingale
That was the smile of a predator.

Nightingale
It was an unbearably sadistic smile, made right when she destroys something dear to us.

Nightingale
But it's not towards us. If it was, she would have used the trump card immediately.

Nightingale
In that case–

Rama
Yes, I understand what you're trying to say, Nightingale. However, we must still pursue her.

Rama
Now, we head to the White House!

--ARROW--

Beowulf
...Ugh!

Li Shuwen
–This is “Stalking Tiger,” a Bajiquan technique.
Kung Fu that's been refined through thousands of years.

Li Shuwen
Like how mere fistfighting evolved into boxing,
we developed fights to the death into techniques.

Li Shuwen
...This nation is the same.
It's not something you should stick your hands into.

Beowulf
Heh... Seriously...
Dammit, hitting that big Grendel was a lot easier.

Li Shuwen
Parrying incoming attacks is part of the technique.
Try learning some boxing skills before your next summon.

Beowulf
...Hah... Sorry, but I refuse.

Beowulf
Thinking in the middle of a fistfight is like trying to wake yourself from a dream. Isn't it?

Edison
Okay! That should do it...

Blavatsky
Mr. Edison...
You should hurry and send the troops back.

Edison
Hm?

Blavatsky
Just have them retreat!
Hurry!

Robin Hood
What, retreat?

Elisabeth
Hey, we're winning.
What's this all of a sudden?

Robin Hood
Who knows.
You'd probably have to ask Edison to find–

Robin Hood
Wh-What!?

Elisabeth
Aughhhhhhh!

Edison
C-Calm down!
It's just an earthquake, settle down!

Blavatsky
No, this is no mere earthquake!
Augh!

Edison
Blavatsky?

Mash
Master.
The White House... It's transformed...

Dr. Roman
Wh-What the hell is this!?
Are you telling me that this is truly the White House!?

Rama
...Hm. Such extremely poor taste.
The original White House was far more beautiful.

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Hey.

Rama
...Cú Chulainn!

Mash
Queen Medb!

Medb
Hey, Demi-Servant.
Don't utter my name so casually.

Medb
I'm in a bad mood, mind if I kill you?

Mash
!!!

Nightingale
Leave this place.
Your wickedness is no illness. You were born with it.

Nightingale
I'd say you're in good health.
Although you're still wicked.

Medb
What?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Stand back, Medb.
She's got business with me.

Medb
What are you going to do to Cú?

Nightingale
That goes without saying.
I'm a nurse. A nurse must fulfill her duty.

Medb
Huh?
With Cú? As a nurse?

Nightingale
In other words, I intend to treat him.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...What a simplistic reason.
However, as my enemy, I intend to kill you.

Cú Chulainn Alter
An enemy is an enemy, even if they're a nurse.
It's simple.

Nightingale
Feel free to do as you please.
I'll treat you, and you'll kill me.

Nightingale
While contradictory, that's how we should be.
One thing to say before combat.

Cú Chulainn Alter
What?

Nightingale
You are ill. I recommend suicide, or allowing yourself to be defeated.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'm not really one to talk, but you're pretty crazy, aren't you? What you're saying is pretty ridiculous.

Nightingale
–You can't feel joy.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Say that again?

Nightingale
No, that's not quite right. It's not that you can't, it's that you don't.

Nightingale
Becoming king didn't stop you from feeling joy.
It only sealed your joy away.

Medb
...Shut your mouth, nurse.

Nightingale
You've trapped yourself in a cage, ceding your body to a “system” called a “king.”

Nightingale
Since you feel no joy, you fight automatically and mechanically. If you don't do so, you can't continue being king.

Medb
Didn't I tell you to shut up!?

Cú Chulainn Alter
You talk like you've seen it for yourself.
Did we have some sort of connection in our past life?

Nightingale
No, I haven't seen it myself.
I simply know, because that's how I used to be.

Nightingale
I cast aside my own humanity,
working only to fulfill my goal.

Nightingale
I had to pay a price for that,
but I didn't mind.

Nightingale
I was fine being nothing more than a healing machine.

Nightingale
Of course, I can't deny that it's a twisted way of life.
Nothing changed from when I was alive, working tenaciously at patient's bedside.

Nightingale
But still, I didn't mind. I simply wanted to help expand to the world, with an iron body and an iron will.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...

Nightingale
The hope for medical treatment. The delight of recovery.
These things were needed in the world at the time.

Nightingale
For that, I abandoned everything I had, but I have no regrets!

Nightingale
–So let me ask, king of savages.
Is your rule truly necessary?

Nightingale
What prospects for the future do you have?
Where do you aim to be, after all is done?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Who knows.

Nightingale
You have nothing. Your deeds are like severe burns.
That's why–you and I are different.

Nightingale
My blood boils, for the sake of dreams. Your blood has grown thick and cold, for the sake of ambition.

Nightingale
That is your illness.
Allow me to treat you, Cú Chulainn.

Nightingale
Even if I die, I must treat you.

Cú Chulainn Alter
...You done talking? Your lecture was so crazy that I actually couldn't help but listen.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Ill. Ill. Illness, huh? I see, I get it. Pretty fitting. I was used to things like curses and wounds, but—

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'd never actually suffered from illness before.
This what you'd call “seeing the light,” iron woman.

Cú Chulainn Alter
That must mean this overbearing sense of fatigue is an illness.

Cú Chulainn Alter
If this body is healed, and this blood is purified, I might return to my senses.

Cú Chulainn Alter
–But that's not possible.
I think you're well aware of that.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You know, in this world there are incurable diseases that you can never recover from, right?

Nightingale
–!

Cú Chulainn Alter
Well then. Here I go!

Medb
...Let's go, Cú!

Medb
I'm Medb, queen of Connacht.
I won't lose to people like you!

Rama
I am Rama, king of Kosala. This task was handed down to me, by those who have fallen.

Rama
So long as you threaten to destroy this world–
my fighting spirit, my will shall never falter.

Rama
In the name of my wife Sita,
I swear by the name of the god I hold faith in.

Rama
I shall smite thee as an iron hammer.
Prepare yourself, Queen Medb!

--BATTLE--

Rama
–Right there!
“Brahmastra!”

Mash
...We did it...

Cú Chulainn Alter
...

Medb
Uh–Ugh–

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Tch.
You're in pretty bad shape, Medb.

Medb
Yes, Cú. I feel like I could die at any moment.
But I fulfilled my role...

Medb
I really, really did it.
...Will you praise me?

Cú Chulainn Alter
You did pretty well.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You defended your nation, as queen.
You're a pretty capable woman, when you try.

Medb
...I'm glad.
That's all I wanted to hear.

Medb
That was enough to save me.
My wish came true.

Medb
You've finally–become mine.

  1. What's this “role?”  2. What did you do?
  Select: What's this “role?”

  Select: What did you do?

Medb
Ahahahaha!
Ahahahaha! Don't you know my name?

Medb
I'm Medb! Queen Medb!
Don't you know of my greatest work, from my legend?

Medb
The “Clan Calatin!” A group of warriors to defeat the peerless hero, Cú Chulainn!

Rama
So that's your trump card?
Very well then, summon them!

Medb
...Ahaha... That's wrong, so wrong.
It's completely different from what you imagine!

Medb
Completely, and totally wrong!

Nightingale
...
...

Dr. Roman
...Wait. Is that possible?
Should it even be possible!?

Dr. Roman
A Heroic Spirit can't possibly come up with something that terrifying! I mean, is it even possible through Magecraft!?

Dr. Roman
Queen Medb! This is something not even Solomon dared try!

Mash
Doctor!?
Doctor, what exactly is happening!?

Mash
There's nothing strange here

Nightingale
The North Army!

Dr. Roman
That's right!
THAT was summoned on them just now!

  1. Don't tell me that's...  2. A Demon God Pillar?
  Select: Don't tell me that's...

  Select: A Demon God Pillar?

Dr. Roman
...I've confirmed 28 Demon God Pillars at the northern front!

Mash
...What?

Dr. Roman
To summon an entire pack of Demon God Pillars by shoving them into the framework of “Clan Calatin!”

Dr. Roman
It's theoretically possible for a wielder of the Holy Grail. It's definitely possible... But a total of 28 of them!?

Rama
Is that really possible!?

Nightingale
Her wish must have been that powerful.
More so than any other to date.

Nightingale
–If it was for that man.
She would offer any sacrifice. Even her own life.

Mash
Doctor, the Servants on the northern front!

Elisabeth
...What is this!?

Robin Hood
That's, you know... A major boss.

Elisabeth
Why would something like that appear here!?
Is our okay!?

Robin Hood
...We've received a transmission. It seems they're fine.

Robin Hood
In other words, the enemy sent these here to crush us instead!

Elisabeth
...

Beowulf
...There's no way to win.
It's a whole group of Demon God Pillars.

Beowulf
They aren't something that mere Servants can handle.
However, escaping is impossible, too.

Beowulf
Well, this just means we've got to give up.
Li Shuwen, they'd be too much even for you.

Li Shuwen
...As I'd expect.

Edison
...This is the end.

Blavatsky
Edison?

Edison
There's no way to win against this!
Look, just look!

Edison
There's 28 of them!

Edison
Even a single one would require multiple Servants to defeat!

Blavatsky
Edison!
Calm yourself! You mustn't panic!

Edison
It seems... Justice is defeated...

Blavatsky
...

Elisabeth
...
...Hey, lion head.

Edison
...Lion head? Lion... There's no lion here... Oh, you must mean me! Wh-What is it, horned lady?

Elisabeth
Well you see—
Quit your whining!

Edison
Aah, my ear!?

Elisabeth
It's true that we're in a pinch, in trouble, in a catastrophe! But that trusted us to do this!

Elisabeth
If we can hold out here, we win!
If we give up now, the front will collapse, right!?

Robin Hood
That's right, but these things are on a different level. Would our attacks even be effective?

Elisabeth
Even if they aren't effective, it's fine if we just survive!
I don't care what anyone says, I won't lose!

Elisabeth
No, I can't stand losing to them!
They killed my rival... They killed my friend Nero!

Robin Hood
Sure, that's fine, but...

Elisabeth
Huh?

Robin Hood
Hey you– Get out of the way!

Elisabeth
Aaaaah!?

Robin Hood
Above you! You've got to look above you! And wipe those tears.

Elisabeth
...I-I know that! Let's pull ourselves together and fight, Greenie!

Robin Hood
I've got a name, learn it already!
...So, Old Man Edison?

Robin Hood
What will you do?
You can try to run, if you want.

Robin Hood
We can still buy time, if you go now.

Edison
...
...

Elisabeth
Now, bring it on!
Clan Calatin!

Elisabeth
I, Elisabeth Báthory–
will send you to your death with my hit song!

Cú Chulainn Alter
...You leaving now?

Medb
Yes, I am.
I entrust the Grail to you.

Medb
Farewell, Cú Chulainn.
May we meet again sometime, somewhere–

Mash
...Cú Chulainn.
Are you–

Cú Chulainn Alter
–I've always been one to take the long road.
I never had much luck with good women. It never lasted.

Cú Chulainn Alter
But all the bad women flock to me. Medb was especially tenacious, more so than briar vines...

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Sheesh. The moment she becomes good, she disappears looking satisfied.

Rama
He seems a little different?

Mash
...He's more like when we met in Fuyuki...

Dr. Roman
Just slightly, but the magical energy surrounding him has weakened.

Dr. Roman
The era's ability to correct itself probably strengthened, because the one who wished Cú Chulainn into kingship vanished.

Dr. Roman
It's basically like a 0% chance became 3%...
But now there's a possibility!

Dr. Roman
Listen, you have to defeat Cú Chulainn, before the northern front collapses! That's the last chance to repair this era!

Section Twenty Two: Shielder, Master, Soldier, Nurse

Show/Hide Story Chapter

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Okay.
Then let's get the killing started.

Rama
Mad King.
...Do you intend to hand over the Grail?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Not at all. That was my geis. While Medb may have been a helplessly wicked woman–

Cú Chulainn Alter
She used a wish granter with the power to dominate an era without hesitation to seize just the heart of one man... Me.

 
–Very well, this is my wish: To make Cú Chulainn king. A wicked king, enough to rival even me.

Cú Chulainn Alter
For her, I may have been a toy to discard when she got tired of me, but I should admire her spirit at least.

Cú Chulainn Alter
That's why I've abandoned all joy, and continue to fight. Now, and forever.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Besides, all of you—

Cú Chulainn Alter
You've gotten in my way so many times until now.
Do you think I'd just let you live?

Cú Chulainn Alter
Come, brats. What happens when you pick fights with an Ulster warrior—

Cú Chulainn Alter
I'll teach you by tearing your bodies to pieces, and crushing your very bones!

Rama
Mash! Master! This is the final battle! Don't back down now! If you let down your guard for even a moment, we'll die!

Fou
Fou! Fou! Fou!

Mash
...Let's go!
Master, bring us victory!

--ARROW--

Cú Chulainn Alter
...

Mash
His form...changed!?

Dr. Roman
It seems the Holy Grail's wish is still driving him.
“A better king”–in his case, “stronger.”

Dr. Roman
He's going to attack with even more strength than before! Be careful!

Elisabeth
...Hah ...Hah ...Hah!

Robin Hood
–Oh tree of mourning, sharpen your fangs! “Yew Bow!”

Robin Hood
Oh man, this isn't good.
It's not working at all!

Elisabeth
Manager, give me some water!
My throat's all dry!

Robin Hood
...By manager, you mean me!?
That being said, I do have water!

Elisabeth
I won't lose!

--BATTLE--

Blavatsky
...Edison, Mr. Edison.
You already know, don't you?

Edison
...

Blavatsky
Stand up.
Stand, and fight.

Blavatsky
Aren't you an American? Aren't you a pioneer who traded the sword for an axe and gun?

Blavatsky
While you believe in the occult,
you refused to rely on such powers.

Blavatsky
That aspect of you was why I shared a friendship with you–

Blavatsky
That's why everyone followed you. To reject the unknown and dream of the future. That was your greatest merit.

Blavatsky
Now, you must–

Edison
...
...

Elisabeth
Ah, oh no!

Robin Hood
Hey, lady!?

Elisabeth
...
???

Elisabeth
Huh?
I'm fine?

Edison
–How difficult it truly is to stand up and fight.

Blavatsky
That's right. It is difficult.

Edison
But one is a hero because one treads past countless despair.

Edison
If I keep forcing such burdens upon such a little lady...
I'd be a disgrace to America!

Edison
Hahahaha! I'll show you the heroic figure of the true King of Inventions! “World Faith Domination!”

Elisabeth
...Amazing!

Edison
I know, right?

Elisabeth
With that, my live concert can shine brighter than usual! All glittery! And sparkly! And dragony!

Edison
...I never assumed it would be used like that...

Blavatsky
Edison has now stood up as well.

Blavatsky
But... Even if all five of us fight,
I don't know how many more minutes we can last.

Blavatsky
...If only there was something else...
Something that would give us an edge...

--ARROW--

Mash
His form... Again!

Rama
We should be wearing him down,
but it doesn't feel like that at all!

Rama
As expected of the Child of Light.
He might just be the strongest Lancer in the world!

Rama
Still–we cannot lose.

Dr. Roman
Y-You need to hurry!
The northern front won't hold much longer!

Dr. Roman
Just a reminder. If they lose, America loses!
At that point, it's highly likely this era will collapse!

Mash
Understood, Doctor...
But... But!

Cú Chulainn Alter
–Not enough.
This still isn't enough to defeat me!

Rama
We need to do it!
Master, please give us your orders!

Rama
We need to trust the guys at the northern front!

  1. Got it!  2. Full speed ahead!
  Select: Got it!

  Select: Full speed ahead!

Fou
Fou!

--BATTLE--

Robin Hood
Gah!?

Blavatsky
You need healing...

Edison
Robin Hood! Blavatsky!

Li Shuwen
Guh... Something of this size is difficult to knock chi into...

Edison
No one can go on...
I must at least evacuate everyone else–

Elisabeth
What would be the point in that, you idiot!?
I-I can...still fight!

Elisabeth
Guh...

Edison
No, you mustn't move...
...You can't fight anymore...

Elisabeth
Desertion... Treason... Back talk!
Those are the things I hate the most... So...

Elisabeth
I can... Still fight!

Edison
...Then I have no choice!

Edison
Blavatsky!
Take care of them!

Edison
Noble Phantasm overload–“World Faith Domination!”

Blavatsky
Wait... Self-destruction!?

Edison
Don't stop me!
This is the only thing I can think of now!

Robin Hood
Hey, stop it, Old Man Edison!

Li Shuwen
I admire your courage,
but you might not even last one minute!

Edison
I don't care!

Edison
I have a duty to protect you–everyone, for a little while longer!

Edison
Not as the Presi-king of America! Not as King of Inventions! Not even as Thomas Alva Edison!

Edison
But because I am human!

Edison
I have a duty as a human who, in the distant future, will exploit this land and inhabit this nation!

Blavatsky
Edison... You mustn't...

Edison
Farewell, my friends.
Trust in Player's Name.

Edison
I'm sure

Blavatsky
Edison!

Elisabeth
...

Robin Hood
...

Li Shuwen
...

Blavatsky
...Huh...

Edison
...What...

H:???
–Hahahahaha!
How unsightly! How unsightly of you, Edison!

H:???
You're ordinary after all, unfit to stand before me! Hang your head in shame, and begone immediately!

Edison
...This... This disgusting voice...
And this pointless laugh...

Edison
D-Don't tell me... You're...

H:???
I'll tell you! I am the true genius, the one given the duty of pioneering the stars, I am—

Edison
Hysteric! It's you, Mr. Hysteric!

Nikola Tesla
I'm Nikola Tesla!

Blavatsky
You're kidding! Nikola Tesla!?

Edison
Guh, nnnnn!
To appear at a time like this, as always...

Edison
What a man with good timing you are!
And you say that you of all people, intend to help me!?

Nikola Tesla
You must be joking! Even if I was summoned a thousand times, I would never help you!

Nikola Tesla
I intend to save this era–
And those whom I owe a debt to.

Nikola Tesla
I caused them a bit of trouble in England, after all.

Nikola Tesla
That relic from the Age of Gods is destined to disappear, due to the power of electricity I paved the path to.

Nikola Tesla
Edison. Just stand aside and witness the beauty of my grand lightning!

Nikola Tesla
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Edison
Mmph, that laugh sounds like he's been practicing it every morning in front of a mirror! Such meticulous planning, fit for a genius!

Edison
But don't mess with me, Tesla! In the end, you're nothing more than an eccentric that stood out!

Edison
A true genius is universal! You're not one to talk! You couldn't even find a wife! You stayed single your whole life!

Nikola Tesla
–Fool. That just means no woman was able to match me. Genius begets a solitary life. You really are an ordinary man.

Edison
I'm not ordinary! I'm a CEO!
I'm tired of seeing geniuses! People like Bell!

Edison
A CEO must use geniuses well!
You don't even understand that!? Fool! You fool!

Robin Hood
...Hey. Old Man Edison.
Isn't he being really childish right now!?

Blavatsky
–Yes, yes. Okay, geniuses.
It's about time to start dealing with reality.

Blavatsky
Even the power of electricity can't defeat these monsters.

Nikola Tesla
...Hmph. I wasn't summoned by that strange man to defeat those things.

Nikola Tesla
That Master is the one fighting, correct?
Then, I simply have to keep these monsters sealed away.

Edison
...An electrical cage.

Nikola Tesla
Hah. I suppose even an ordinary man would realize it if I gave away these many hints.

Nikola Tesla
Now, out of the way! “System Keraunos!”

Nikola Tesla
Feel the power of the thunder and lightning of a new legend!

Nikola Tesla
What!? Maybe I held back too much!

Edison
–Hah!

Edison
You always choke at the very end. That's why people never write decent biographies about you.

Edison
By the way, my biography is distributed globally.

Nikola Tesla
Why you!

Edison
This is true electricity, true thunder!

Nikola Tesla
...Tch.

Edison
...Tch.

Nikola Tesla
Fine, we must work together. Of course, since I have the higher power output. Sync with me.

Edison
That much I agree with. All right then. I'll overload it a bit and continuously hit those eerie monsters–

Nikola Tesla
Yes. We'll hit them with enough lightning to keep killing an immortal monster until the end of time.

Nikola Tesla
...Here goes!

Edison
–Got it.
Noble Phantasm–activate!

Nikola Tesla
Thunder and lighting, descend!

Edison
Bring light to this world that has plunged into darkness!

Both
–“World Faith Domination!”
–“System Keraunos!”

Edison
So, what do we do now?

Nikola Tesla
I just told you! Our only duty is to keep those things sealed away!

Nikola Tesla
I hate to admit it, but even among ancient relics that should vanish one day, some items have their uses.

Edison
That's...

Blavatsky
I'm observing an enormous amount of Ether!

Edison
What!?
What exactly is happening–

E:???
–Expanding sacred domain. Domain secured. Setting divine punishment enforcement limits. Calculating amount of time needed for magical energy convergence and acceleration.

E:???
–Countdown.

Robin Hood
It's Arjuna!

Arjuna
Please evacuate at once, if you could.
I'll try to keep the range as small as possible, but–

Arjuna
I will sacrifice myself with this attack, after all.
I won't be holding back.

Blavatsky
...A weapon... From the Age of Gods...
A Divine Construct?

Robin Hood
G-Get away!
We'll be consumed by it too!

Arjuna
By the rage of Shiva, your life ends here.
“Pashupata”– Take this!

Blavatsky
...You're kidding...
He did it?

Arjuna
I hope this is–enough to atone for my actions.

Arjuna
Karna... How you felt...
Now I... finally...

Edison
We won...

Nikola Tesla
It would seem so...

Elisabeth
We really did it, Robin!

Robin Hood
...Although I've got mixed feelings, as a fellow Archer.
Man, it's a big world out there.

Li Shuwen
...Now that I've finished my duty here,
I must hurry and attend to my other business.

Li Shuwen
Pardon me.

Edison
Hahaha!

Edison
His Noble Phantasm may have dealt the finishing blow, but it was MY electrical skills that contained those giants!

Nikola Tesla
Cease your delusions, Edison.
You were simply backup. Mere support.

Nikola Tesla
It was Nikola Tesla's electricity that sealed those monsters. If I had full power, I could've blown up the whole continent!

Edison
...Hmm, I could argue about that if I wanted to, but...
I'm in an extremely good mood right now.

Edison
I'll just leave it at that. Period, times infinity.

Nikola Tesla
What?

Edison
...What?
Do you want to fight?

Nikola Tesla
–Of course not. I wouldn't lend an ear to the jokes of an ordinary man–

Edison
Oops, my hand slipped.

Nikola Tesla
Oops, my electricity slipped.

Edison
...

Nikola Tesla
...

Elisabeth
Um, they've started fighting.

Robin Hood
Just leave them. The war's over.
They're free to hurt each other however they want.

Blavatsky
...Even the articles of William Hearst wouldn't contain such absurd spectacles.

Blavatsky
–Heh, but those two are both heading down the proper path...

Blavatsky
That path just happens to be narrow,
so they always end up fighting each other.

Blavatsky
In the past, those who wished to see happiness for others were forced to take up the sword.

Blavatsky
If they didn't rule through violence, no one would know happiness.

Blavatsky
...But those two were different.
They fought not with swords, but with their intellect.

Blavatsky
In other words, they're proof that humanity slowly progressed–the fruit of history itself.

Blavatsky
Do you understand that, Beowulf? Your side never had a chance of victory from the very start.

Blavatsky
They've brought happiness and fortune to far more people...than your side ever could.

Beowulf
...So it's not an era of strength anymore, huh? How sad.

Blavatsky
Perhaps so. To move forward and make progress, something must be lost.

Blavatsky
Brilliant tales of heroes vanish,
and what's left is mostly bland and uninteresting–

Blavatsky
But these scholars and eccentrics share the same passion of “making a nameless someone happy” and work their hardest to achieve that.

Beowulf
...I see. But for now, you still need some strength like mine, right?

Blavatsky
That's right.
Farewell, Beowulf.

Blavatsky
Hope you're summoned by Player's Name next time.

Beowulf
Hahahahaha! Sounds great, that may give me more fun than I had this time!

--ARROW--

Dr. Roman
Y-You, you did it–!
Everyone, we won!

Dr. Roman
The “Clan Calatin” at the northern front has completely vanished!

Dr. Roman
And Cú Chulainn's finished as well!

Mash
Confirmed Spirit Origin collapse!
Heroic Spirit Cú Chulainn's materialization is fading!

Rama
This is the end, Cú Chulainn!

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Tch. Geez, looks like I've lost my touch...

Cú Chulainn Alter
...Well.
This is the end of the Mad King Cú Chulainn's role.

Cú Chulainn Alter
However–before I'm done, I've got to summon the Demon God guarding the Holy Grail.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Good luck, brats.

Cú Chulainn Alter
O Holy Grail. The ultimate vessel to make wishes come true.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Manifest. Remember.
You have joined the 72 Demon Gods!

Rama
There's still more!?
Ugh, my Noble Phantasm's has just about run out.

Rama
Cú Chulainn...is far too powerful!

Mash
No way... We're already at the limit of our power!
We can't keep fighting consecutive battles like this—

Nightingale
I shall sever all that is poisonous,
and all that is harmful–Nightingale Pledge!

Rama
My wounds!

Nightingale
–Master, now is the time to save lives. I shall treat your wounds. Everything will be as it was before.

Nightingale
Over, and over, as many times as it takes.
To crush the outrageous, to overcome despair.

Nightingale
For that, I offer everything I have.

Mash
Nightingale!

Cú Chulainn Alter
One of the 72 Demon God Pillars...
Rank number 38. The Demon of War, Halphas.

Cú Chulainn Alter
War will never vanish from this world.
Weapons will never disappear from this world.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Mortals are fated to continue fighting,
turning like screws in an endless cycle.

Nightingale
–No! No! I deny it!
I shall shout it tens of thousands of times!

Nightingale
When the lives saved outnumber those lost,
the spiral of conflict should eventually cease turning!

Nightingale
No, I'll MAKE it cease.
That is my task, as a Servant.

Nightingale
So begone from this world, Demon God.
I shall never give up, even if it means a thousand deaths!

Cú Chulainn Alter
I am the one who bestows conflict. You who wish for peace in your hearts... You are unnecessary!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Holy Grail recovery... Mission complete!
But... There were too many sacrifices...

Rama
What are you saying? We're Servants. We were summoned to fight, and destined to fight for salvation.

Rama
This battle was on an epochal scale.

Rama
Some might regret that they never finish the fight, but none of them run away from it.

Rama
See them off with a smile.

Elisabeth
Sigh, I'm tired!
France, then Rome, and now America!

Elisabeth
Sheesh, you should know when to stop calling for encores.

Robin Hood
You've already been summoned three times!?
Why? Is there some sort of demand for virgin girls?

Elisabeth
W-Wh-Who are you calling a virgin!?
If you say it again, I'll hit you with my mic, you pervert!

Robin Hood
Yeah, yeah.
Still, I'd say our Master's pretty good.

Robin Hood
This is the fifth one, right?
How many hells have they ventured into...

Elisabeth
Yes, although they're still far from my ideal Master–

Elisabeth
But I quite like their spirit,
constantly reaching for the stars!

Elisabeth
Anyway, Robin.
I'll be going first.

Robin Hood
Yeah, take care.
Sigh, I wonder if I'll be called again.

Robin Hood
...Maybe I should study up on effective traps,
for every era and location.

Blavatsky
Mr. Edison.
The world was saved, isn't that wonderful?

Edison
Yes...
That's right, this was for the best.

Edison
We are “e pluribus unum.”
Even America cannot stand alone.

Edison
I gave in to despair, and thought only of this nation... That was my first blunder.

Blavatsky
...I think that's fine.

Blavatsky
In the end, it's because you fought back that you were able to keep this nation safe before they arrived.

Blavatsky
There might be countless mistakes during the process, but finding the correct answer from those is what Edison does best, right?

Edison
...That's right.

Nikola Tesla
–Hah. Just like an ordinary man of action.

Nikola Tesla
You encounter needless troubles because you rush blindly into challenges without understanding the theories.

Edison
...What, you mean empty theories?
Like those of a certain someone.

Nikola Tesla
Huh?

Edison
What?

Blavatsky
You two could at least try to get along when it's time to depart...

Blavatsky
...It's about time. Mr. Edison, I'm glad I was able to fight alongside you.

Blavatsky
Mr. Tesla, I recognize you're a genius,
but you should learn to fit in with others.

Blavatsky
...I say that, but I suppose you're a genius because you didn't learn to fit in...

Blavatsky
It seems difficult to be a genius.

Edison
–Good grief. To think I'd join forces with you of all people to save this nation.

Nikola Tesla
There are things unthinkable in our lifetimes.
That's just what it means to be a Servant, Mr. Ordinary.

Edison
–Hah. I will be summoned again, and this time–
I will fight for sake.

Edison
This time as a proper Servant...
along with Karna and Blavatsky.

Nikola Tesla
...Hmph. This is as irritating as static electricity. To think my conclusions are the same as an ordinary man's.

Nikola Tesla
Yes—but it's the truth. If opportunity arises, this thunder god shall fight for humanity. Though...

Nikola Tesla
I'll have no issues if I'm summoned first,
but that is something that depends on luck...

Mash
Nightingale!

Nightingale
Yes?

Mash
When I was about to fall to my knees,
your voice helped me stand again.

Mash
...Thank you very much!

Nightingale
There's no need to thank me.
That's how our agreement was originally, anyway.

Nightingale
–It seems the treatment is complete. We healed the injuries of an entire nation, not just an individual.

  1. Yeah, thanks to you.  2. Thank you.
  Select: Yeah, thanks to you.

  Select: Thank you.

Nightingale
While gratitude is unnecessary, I'll accept it respectfully. However, in exchange...

Nightingale
Please, allow me to shake your hand, .

Nightingale
My secret pleasure was to shake a patient's hand like this when they were discharged from hospital.

  1. Of course, gladly.  2. You have a rather cute side.
  Select: Of course, gladly.
Nightingale
Don't worry, I'll adjust my strength accordingly. Anyway, stay healthy, my Master.
  Select: You have a rather cute side.
Nightingale
...Cute isn't quite the right expression.
Joy of this sort is just good etiquette as a nurse. Nightingale
...Good grief. To think you're still well enough to make such a bad joke. It seems I've underestimated you, Master.

Dr. Roman
Sorry to interrupt a good scene. With the Holy Grail's recovery, the era correction will begin soon!

Dr. Roman
Preparations for the Rayshift are complete. It's time to part ways.

Dr. Roman
This time...there were far too many Servants who had to die for us to get to this point.

Dr. Roman
While I know parting is sad and painful, you still emerged victorious.

Dr. Roman
You can return with pride.
That's the greatest respect you can pay them.

Mash
Yes... Anyway, Nightingale,
we'll be going now—

Nightingale
Miss Mash.
Before that, may I have a word?

Nightingale
My wish is to eliminate hospitals from the world.

Nightingale
That is, adequate medical care being available in every home.

Nightingale
I didn't think that, even after 100 years, it wouldn't have been achieved...

Nightingale
But there's one thing I still believe in.
That someday, illness will be eradicated completely.

Nightingale
No more patients will die filled with despair and resentment.

Nightingale
I'll no longer have to oversee the final agonizing moments of soldiers that have respected me.

Nightingale
That's why I fought.
Both now, and forever into the future.

Nightingale
There's no reason for you to feel any guilt.
I did this for my own goals.

Nightingale
You too must continue to live... for yours.

Mash
...Yes.
Thank you very much, Chief Nurse.

Nightingale
Miss Mash.
Dreams and wishes are different things.

Nightingale
My wish isn't my dream. The moment people classify something as a dream, they misunderstand it as something far away.

Nightingale
Constantly facing reality, understanding the numbers, and fighting thoroughly is what opens a path to one's wishes.

Nightingale
Sobbing must be trampled, resignation must be crushed.
–That is the one and only path that humans can walk.

Nightingale
Master. I have as much trust in you as my kindred spirit, Sidney Herbert.

Nightingale
Please, continue to support Miss Mash.
May there always be light along your path.

Nightingale
Farewell. I look forward to the day we meet again.

Mash
...The path to one's wishes...is opened by fighting...

Rama
Ahem, it seems I'm the last.
Mash, Master...

Rama
My wish has not been fulfilled yet, but still... I'm proud of many things that happened during this battle.

Rama
I was able to rescue Sita.
In record time, no less.

Rama
But above all, I was able to meet you. I find this bond as precious as Sita and my younger brother Lakshmana.

Rama
If I could become your Servant once again,
that would bring me the greatest joy possible.

Rama
Thus, this is the only thing I have to say.
–May we meet again!

Mash
Yes. See you again!

Li Shuwen
...So it was no good.

Scáthach
...No, that's not true.

Li Shuwen
...I'm quite surprised.

Scáthach
Taking a lethal wound and still surviving is how a Servant is, and how I am.

Scáthach
All that means is some of the skills I've acquired over my long life have proven useful.

Scáthach
Still, Cú Chulainn really was the strongest. Even though their timing was impeccable... To think they could actually defeat him...

Li Shuwen
I should say I'm impressed.

Scáthach
Now then, that leaves just one more promise–

Scáthach
Very well, I'll fulfill my agreement. Although, now with the Holy Grail's power gone, this world is correcting itself.

Scáthach
There's time for a single round at most–

Li Shuwen
I don't mind. After fighting with Beowulf,
I think a single strike is my limit now.

Li Shuwen
Your proposition is convenient for me, if anything.

Scáthach
...I see. Although simply vanishing would be less painful, I'd imagine.

Li Shuwen
A chance to fight the famed queen of the Land of Shadows? If I miss this chance, it'll probably be gone for eternity.

Li Shuwen
I don't mind if it's just a single round.
Scáthach, do you happen to know my nickname?

Scáthach
...Yes. Your nickname means that you only need one strike to defeat any opponent. Something that any warrior would admire.

Scáthach
“No Second Strike”– If so, I shall put everything I have behind this single strike as well.

Li Shuwen
–Heh. I'd want no less.

Scáthach
–Very well.

Both
An honest–

Both
Match!

Dr. Roman
–Hey, you managed to pull through again, somehow.

Dr. Roman
This means the United States of America, a nation essential to history, was successfully established.

Dr. Roman
In any case, good work.
We'll secure the Holy Grail that you recovered.

Dr. Roman
Both of you should go back to your rooms and get some rest. I'll tell you about the next plan later.

Mash
Understood, Doctor.
Let's get going to our rooms, Senpai.

Mash
May I ask something?
Many sad things happened on this journey, as always.

Mash
That's why it might be a little–inappropriate, to say something like this.

Mash
But... I'm having fun.

Mash
Travelling to different parts of the world and eras with you. We meet many people and heroes.

Mash
This time, we went to America, and got to meet regional heroes like Geronimo and Billy...

Mash
And we got to witness Nightingale's incredibly strong conviction.

Mash
Putting good and bad aside–even the enemies we met with possessed vivid personalities, in their own ways.

Mash
...It's amazing. I'm sure no mage could experience such a journey.

Mash
Our journey will never go down in history.
It'll be one engraved only within our memories.

Mash
I want to cherish these memories forever and ever.
...That's how I feel.

  1. I feel the same.  2. Let's cherish them.
  Select: I feel the same.

  Select: Let's cherish them.

Mash
Anyway, I'll be going now.

Mash
Oh, don't lie down right away just because you're tired.

Mash
You should take a shower to relax your body before going to sleep.

  1. Yup. Good night, see you tomorrow.  2. You did well, Mash.
  Select: Yup. Good night, see you tomorrow.

  Select: You did well, Mash.

Mash
Yes.
Let's do our best next time too.

Mash
Huh?

Fou
Fou?

Mash
Sen...pai...
S-Strange... I can't... stand—

  1. ...Mash?
  Select: ...Mash?

Fou
Fou! Fou, fo—u!