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Septem
Order III - Sealed Ends of the Four Seas: Okeanos
London

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Prelude

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Pirate
Cannon ready!

Drake
All right, FIRE—!

Pirate
Dammit, it's no good!
Looks like it's not working after all!

Drake
I can see that!
We're fools to be taking them seriously!

Drake
Hard to port! Time to make a run for it, men!
Catch the breeze and flee!

Pirate
Breeze?!
Isn't this more like a storm?

Pirate
If we put the sails up,
our ship will be blown away!

Drake
It's okay!
Even pirates wanna fly sometimes!

Drake
Now you'll have more lame stories for when we return to land! Maybe they'll finally work on the ladies!

Drake
And returning from the skies?
That's a tale any woman of wit will love!

Pirate
Hah! Our Pelican's seriously getting some air now!
Looks like the boss is out of control!

Drake
What! Pelican?
What the HELL did you just call my ship!?

Pirate
The Hind! The Golden Hind, ma'am!
My mistake!

Pirate
All right! Hang tight, you little twerps!

Pirate
Our boss' good luck is the real deal!
Believe in her, and she'll get us out of this alive!

Pirate
Once we're on land again, even swabbies will get to feast! Don't you go dyin' on me now!

Pirates
AAAAHHH! After what we've seen,
we'd follow you into the depths of hell, Captain!

Drake
Don't be silly. I've got no use for dead people!
A pirate's all about staying alive and sailing!

Drake
Now, get to work you idiots! We'll win this war and return to drink ourselves silly!

Pirates
OOOOOOH!
Captain Drake, you're the best! I love being a pirate!

F:???
...You managed to escape this massive whirlpool...
And you aren't even a Heroic Spirit. Unbelievable...

F:???
But—Heh heh, hahahahaha! That's what makes you Francis Drake! Your legend is true!

F:???
Hahaha! HAHAHAHAH!
AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOL!

--SECTION BREAK--

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

A:???
I checked my temperature. My five senses.
To drive the point home, I said my name out loud.

A:???
A deep breath—I confirmed my consciousness,
as I was told it might disappear each time I fell asleep.

A:???
I was myself.
My existence had been approved one more day.

B:???
Good morning, Number 2.
Aren't you cold? The temperature outside is 70 below.

B:???
It's especially cold this morning. Well, I suppose that's irrelevant as long as you're in this room.

A:???
There in that clean, comfortable room,
I said what came to my mind, "That's quite troublesome."

B:???
...Any inconveniences?
If there's something you don't like, please let me know.

A:???
He smiled as he told me that,
and gave me a very pained look.

A:???
I thought, perhaps, that part of his body was in pain.
"Are you okay?" I asked him.

B:???
...Yeah, I'm fine. Guess my worries were unwarranted.
Good morning, ■■. Congrats on your 5,110th awakening.

A:???
"Thank you very much," I responded.
It was how I genuinely felt.

A:???
I was extremely happy. For one more day,
I'd get to enjoy the wonders of this world.

Fou
Fou! (plod, plod, plod)
Fou! FOU!! (plod, plod, plod, plod)

  1. Oww, oww.
  2. Stop, stop.
  Select: Oww, oww.

  Select: Stop, stop.

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Mash
N-No, Fou!
You must not bite. You should use a gentler touch.

Mash
Even if they are as dense as a rock.
See, like a blade peeling a carrot.

Fou
Fou!

  1. ...Good morning, Mash.
  2. I'm already awake, Mash.
  Select: ...Good morning, Mash.

  Select: I'm already awake, Mash.

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Mash
...My.
Non-REM sleep to fully awake in a single second...

Mash
Good morning, and very impressive, Senpai.
You're clearly enthusiastic about being entrusted with the Continuation of Humanity.

Mash
I'm serious about it too.
Let's be optimistic and head to the control room!

Dr. Roman
Good morning everyone, how did you all sleep?
I didn't sleep much.

Dr. Roman
We defeated Lev Lainur and retrieved the second Holy Grail... That's great, but there are more questions.

Dr. Roman
What was that pillar of flesh? Who was that,
claiming to be one of the 72 Demon Gods?

Dr. Roman
We unfortunately don't have the time or resources to analyze these questions.

Mash
...Um, Dr. Roman.
Speaking of the 72 Demon Gods, well...

Dr. Roman
Yeah, I can only think of one thing.
The familiars who served a certain ancient king.

  1. Ancient king?
  2. Familiars?
  Select: Ancient king?

  Select: Familiars?

===Branch End===

Da Vinci
That's right! The King of Ancient Israel,
and the greatest summoner in the world of mages!

Da Vinci
The familiars who served him were the infamous 72 Demon Gods!

Fou
Fou!?

Mash
Huh! Are you Da Vinci?

Da Vinci
Yes. Good. Perfect!
Mash, I love your reaction!

Da Vinci
It was worth slipping those cue cards to Roman!
As a genius, my stage entries must be grand!

Dr. Roman
...Sigh. Please don't tire me out so early in the morning, Da Vinci.

Dr. Roman
Also, please refrain from spreading rumors.
None of this information is substantiated.

Dr. Roman
To begin with, the 72 Demon Gods are all fantasies.
Demon Gods don't actually exist.

Dr. Roman
These days people speculate that they were merely familiars broken down into 72 different roles, right?

Da Vinci
Yeah. But since the roles were so clearly defined,
some theorize that they may be the origin of angels.

Da Vinci
And since he actually claimed to be one, it's not unrelated?

Da Vinci
How about the hypothesis that Lev, or the mastermind behind him, summoned "a certain ancient king?"

Dr. Roman
...That possibility does exist...
Still, I find the idea of 72 Demon Gods hard to believe...

Da Vinci
Why is that?
I mean, Fujimaru actually fought one, right?

Dr. Roman
That's why. The data I have seems to correspond with what I would expect from a "demon."

Dr. Roman
But, uh, how do I put this... It follows the legend too well.
The concept of demons came much later than that king.

Dr. Roman
Suppose that king really did turn into a Heroic Spirit.
His Noble Phantasm would be a lot simpler and smarter.

Dr. Roman
It would be strange to have such an ominous Demon God, one that modern-day people know of, serving under him.

Da Vinci
Hmm. You have a point.
The chance that they're just assuming the name is high.

Da Vinci
Now, if we could just ask Servants related to Demon Gods a few questions, it would make our lives infinitely easier.

Dr. Roman
Yeah. That's why, for now, I won't comment on the Demon God Lev transformed into. It's still anybody's guess.

Dr. Roman
Back on topic...
Let's talk about obtaining the third Holy Grail.

Dr. Roman
This may seem sudden, but Fujimaru,
did you get seasick back in Rome?

  1. A little bit.
  2. I'm fine.
  Select: A little bit.
Dr. Roman
I see.
...Right, of course.
Dr. Roman
Humans are creatures that have learned to adapt.
I'm sure you'll be fine.
Mash
That's not very reassuring, Doctor.

  Select: I'm fine.
Dr. Roman
Good! How reassuring. I was about to get motion sickness meds that "work" on the central nervous system, if need be.

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Fou
FOU!

Dr. Roman
Oh? Fou is going to head out again?

Dr. Roman
...Hmm. I'm not superstitious, but when Fou's around Mash's mental state stabilizes... I'll be counting on you.

Mash
...I'm sorry Doctor, but if Fou's nearby during a crisis, I just feel so much calmer...

Fou
N'kyu.

Dr. Roman
New land always awaits us with each Rayshift.
The more we find familiar, the better. Take him with you.

Dr. Roman
The year is 1573.
The location— An ocean as far as the eye can see!

Mash
Ocean, you say?

Dr. Roman
Right. The geography is shifting correspondingly with the Singularity.

Dr. Roman
It doesn't look like there's an area that can be specifically marked "here."

Dr. Roman
The sea only has several islands scattered around.
I would like you to investigate the cause of the Singularity immediately.

  1. I hope we don't end up in the ocean...
  2. Roger that.
  Select: I hope we don't end up in the ocean...
Dr. Roman
There's no need to worry about that.
We'll input the necessary coordinates for the Rayshift.
Dr. Roman
At the very least, you shouldn't end up in the ocean.
Besides, you have another promising ally with you.
Mash
Ally?
Da Vinci
Here, I invented it. It's a rubber floaty.
You can use it in case you get into trouble.
Mash
...Sigh.

  Select: Roger that.
Mash
Umm... It would be quite troublesome if we landed in the middle of the ocean right after being teleported.
Mash
I don't know how to swim.
Senpai... You're not a great swimmer either, are you?
Dr. Roman
Don't worry, I've taken that into consideration for the purposes of the Rayshift.
Dr. Roman
At least you won't end up in the walls somewhere.
In case you do end up in the ocean–
Da Vinci
Here, a floaty! Cool, isn't it?
I took the liberty of designing it in Decalavian style.
Dr. Roman
Hahaha. This is needlessly prickly!
Fitting the ocean theme, it's like a starfish!
Mash
—Dr. Roman?
This is putting Senpai's safety on the line, right?
Dr. Roman
...Sorry. It was just a little joke before departure.
I shall tend to the Rayshift at all costs.

===Branch End===

Mash
...Hmm. I still have some worries,
but we don't have the time to address all of them.

Mash
Master, let's go.
I will give it everything I have.

  1. Yeah, let's do it, Mash!
  2. I have a couple of errands...
  Select: Yeah, let's do it, Mash!
Mash
Of course.
Leave the combat to me once we arrive.

  Select: I have a couple of errands...
Mash
Leave the errands till after we've returned to Chaldea.
Now, let's go.
Dr. Roman
Hahaha. Mash has really started to take charge.
Fujimaru is the type that gets henpecked, too.
Mash
???

===Branch End===

Fou
Fou!

  1. You're coming after all.
  2. I'll carry you.
  Select: You're coming after all.

  Select: I'll carry you.

===Branch End===

Fou
N'kyu!

Dr. Roman
Looks like you're all set.
Now, let's start the search for the third Holy Grail!

}} ===Branch End===

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

Announcement A
Counting down to Rayshift. 3, 2, 1...

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

Section 1: Pirates of Chaldea

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Mash
...

Dr. Roman
...

  1. ...
  2. Hey, Mash...
  Select: ...

  Select: Hey, Mash...

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Mash
...True, we never did Rayshift to the ocean before.

  1. ...
  2. Yes, but Mash...
  Select: ...

  Select: Yes, but Mash...

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes, Senpai.
I know exactly what you're trying to say.

Mash
...Dr. Roman.
If you have any excuses, let's hear them.

Dr. Roman
Well... Uh...
Murphy's Law, was it?

Dr. Roman
When there's a chance of failure,
you're sure to be guided towards that failure?

Dr. Roman
Also...
When you think about it...

Dr. Roman
It is completely possible to be Rayshifted onto a deserted island and wait a full 28 years before help arrives, right?

Dr. Roman
Then wouldn't you say it's rather beneficial to have transport immediately available?

Fou
Fou...

Mash
...

Pirate
Not really sure what's going on, but...
Get 'em, fellas!

Mash
–Seems like Dr. Roman needs to be disciplined after all!

Dr. Roman
Sorry, I promise I meant well!

--BATTLE--

Pirate
Sorry about that...

Mash
...Whew. I don't like to get rough, but with the situation as it is, I have no choice but to interrogate you... Forcefully.

Mash
Who are you, where is this ocean, and what's going on?
Would you care to explain?

Pirate
Hey, we have no clue either, see.
Before we knew it, we were afloat around here.

Pirate
Our compasses and maps are completely useless, too.

Pirate
When you've got no clue what's going on, see, you just attack the prey in front of you, right? It's the pirate's way.

Mash
What? So you had no idea who we were...

Mash
And you didn't know if it's safe to do so,
yet you still attacked us?

Pirate
♪That's right, yo ho♪
♪Because we're pirates♪

Mash
...What should we do, Senpai?
He's started to sing like he's in a musical...

  1. Is he an idiot?
  2. Don't we have other leads?
  Select: Is he an idiot?

  Select: Don't we have other leads?

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Pirate
I may be an idiot, but I do have some leads.
Word has it, there's a Pirate Island nearby.

Pirate
We're running low on food and water.
I say it's a good idea to try the island...

Mash
Pirate...Island?
Um, are there lots of pirates there?

Pirate
Yeah, it IS Pirate Island.

Dr. Roman
Hmmm.

Dr. Roman
...For now, we don't have any leads that feel like leads.
We might as well go there.

Mash
Understood... Well, everyone, I hereby exercise my rights as victor.

Mash
Please, man the wheel.
Head towards this Pirate Island.

Pirate
Aye, aye, sir!

Mash
That would be, "Aye, aye, ma'am!"

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Mash
Looks like this is Pirate Island...

Pirate
Woo-hoo! Women!
Prey! Hunting! Looks like fun!

Mash
...Looks like pirates are just as enthusiastic on land.
I'm taking them out!

--BATTLE--

Mash
...All right, next please.

Pirate
Hey, gimme a break.
I didn't mean any harm...

Pirate
It was my instinct as a pirate...

Dr. Roman
Wh-What a poor excuse for a pirate!

Mash
Does anyone on this island have a grasp of the situation?

Pirate
Oh... That would be Boss, I guess.

Mash
Who's Boss?

Pirate
Heh heh heh, listen and be amazed... Francis Drake,
the greatest, most glorious pirate on the high seas!

Dr. Roman
Why this swagger all of a sudden?

Da Vinci
Hmm. Perhaps it's a desperate attempt to seem more
"pirate" like. That's what I think.

Pirate
After we get through the forest, you'll find the Great Pirate Francis Drake's secret hideout.

Pirate
Heh heh heh... You guys are done for.
When Boss gets a hold of you, you'll be...

Dr. Roman
Why does this person keep talking like a grunt?

Da Vinci
Setting up one's character is important in any era.
It's even normal to recreate your body into a beautiful idol.

Dr. Roman
Sorry Da Vinci, but can you just go back to your workshop?

Pirate
What's with all the ruckus?
Is it magic? Magic or something!?

Fou
Fou.

Pirate
Oh my, what is this adorable little creature.
It looks delicious.

Fou
Fou!?

  1. Eat him and I'll beat you till you cry.
  2. Eat him and I'll crush you till you cry.
  Select: Eat him and I'll beat you till you cry.

  Select: Eat him and I'll crush you till you cry.

===Branch End===

Pirate
Yes, sorry!

Mash
Master, we need to press onward.

Mash
Francis Drake.
One of the great heroes that pioneered this world.

Mash
We are in the midst of the Age of Exploration—
If he's the real Drake, he's probably a living being.

Mash
He's the first voyager in history to sail around the globe and live to tell the tale.

Mash
England received great fortune from his actions. They bested Spain, who had been dominating the world seas.

Mash
Spain was once touted as The Sun That Never Sets.
But even Spaniards feared him, the "El Draque"...

Mash
Truly the "Hero Who Brought Down the Sun." The prosperity of the British Empire wouldn't be possible without Captain Drake.

Mash
Though Drake was officially sanctioned by the state as a corsair... A pirate is still a pirate.

Mash
Judging from the behavior of pirates we've met so far,
odds are high that he's a good-for-nothing thug.

  1. Don't let your guard down.
  2. Roman's just as good-for-nothing.
  Select: Don't let your guard down.

  Select: Roman's just as good-for-nothing.

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes, that is correct.

Mash
Most likely a gluttonous giant, a nefarious character able to grab a barrel in one hand and chug its contents.

Mash
...It is quite disturbing, but there is no doubt he is a key person of this era.

Mash
We must somehow get the help of Francis Drake.

Pirate
Boss! BOSS!
We've got enem... err, guests, I mean!

Pirate
They said they wish to speak with you, Boss!

Drake
The hell? Geez, right when I'm in a good mood from this good rum–

Drake
Guests? Are they pirates?

Pirate
Umm, I don't think so!
They seem a bit classier than us, and a bit more violent!

Mash
...A bit?

Drake
The hell is that?
Well then, government? Or army?

Pirate
Uhh, I don't think they're any of those.

Drake
So you don't know... Fine, bring them in!

Mash
If you'll excuse me.

--ARROW--

Drake
...Well now,
you certainly brought me some strange ones, Bombe.

Pirate
Yeah. But they've got their good points.

Pirate
Not only did they save our lives,
but they're excited to meet their idol captain.

Drake
Idol. I'm their idol? Really?

Pirate
Yeah. They've been saying how great you are,
how Drake can blast away the Spanish Armada in an instant!

Pirate
That Drake's a giant over 3 meters tall who downs rum by the barrel. They're really excited!

Drake
Whaaat? What's up with that?
I haven't committed such sins yet!

Mash
...Um, Senpai.
I'm so stunned I can't speak. (whispering)

Dr. Roman
Me too. Who knew that THE Francis Drake was— (whispering)

  1. Who knew she was a woman!
  2. Yeah, who knew she was a beautiful lady!
  Select: Who knew she was a woman!

  Select: Yeah, who knew she was a beautiful lady!

===Branch End===

Drake
Stand aside, Bombe.
I'll do the talking.

Drake
So? Who on earth are you?
Looks like you took good care of my boys.

  1. We're from the Organization.
  2. We're from Chaldea.
  Select: We're from the Organization.

  Select: We're from Chaldea.

===Branch End===

Mash
You must be Francis Drake.

Mash
My name is Mash Kyrielite.
I'm part of the Chaldea Security Organization.

Mash
This is my Master–
Fujimaru.

Drake
Chaldea? What do the "stargazers" want with us?
Are they here to sell us some new maps of constellations?

Dr. Roman
Wha-? This drunk actually knows her stuff!
Even the origins of Chaldea!

Drake
...Something feels really shallow about you, sir.

Drake
Cowardly, gutless, pessimistic... A good man,
but a chicken. I hate people like you the most.

Mash
...Perfect.
Senpai, her analysis... I mean instinct, is perfect!

Dr. Roman
Shucks...

Drake
Well, spare me the details. They're just a pain in the ass.
So, what does Chaldea want with me anyway?

Mash
...Right, we were sent to fix all the anomalies in this era.

Drake
...Okay.

Mash
Captain Francis Drake.
Since you're so great, you've probably already noticed.

Mash
Something is wrong with this era, with this world.

Mash
The ocean you've spent your days in,
and the ocean we see before us, are not the same.

Drake
...Heh, all this talk about the world, the era,
they were things I decided to completely ignore...

Drake
...But I can't ignore talk about the ocean.
You're right, something did feel strange.

Mash
...I thought so!
We can explain why—

Drake
—But when I say "strange," I don't mean it as a bad thing. There's no other world that's as fun as this one!

Drake
Isn't that right, you scumbags?

Pirate
Woo-hoo! You bet!
You're the best, Boss! Hear, hear, to never-ending rum!

Mash
Whaaaaaaaat?

Drake
You see? We pirates long for freedom,
even if it entails evil deeds!

Drake
If you insist on speaking with me...
You must pass some tests first.

Drake
Try to defeat me, THE Francis Drake.
Then we can talk!

Drake
I'm as drunk as they come right now!
Let's see if you have what it takes to sober me up!

Dr. Roman
I guess too much freedom is sometimes a bad thing.
Like in France, please use the back of the blade!

Mash
O-Of course!
I shall respond to Captain Drake's request. Master!

  1. Okay, let's do this!
  2. Let's go!
  Select: Okay, let's do this!

  Select: Let's go!

===Branch End===

--BATTLE--

Mash
S-So powerful...
This person is flesh and blood, right?

Dr. Roman
W-Well, she should be.
Thing is, I'm getting a magical energy reading from her.

Mash
So she's either a mage–or a hero from birth?

Drake
Ahhhh! That hits the spot.
Rum's got nothing on this, I'm telling you.

Pirate
Hey Boss! You all right?

Drake
Hahaha! What are you talking about?
Of course I'm all right!

Drake
That aside though...
Seems that I lost.

Drake
You can boil me, fry me, sleep with me,
anything you want!

  1. I'll pass.
  2. I'm good.
  Select: I'll pass.

  Select: I'm good.

===Branch End===

Mash
Master, I don't think you need to reply every time...

Drake
Oh? I see, I see.
In that case, I guess it can't be helped.

Drake
Anyway, a loss is a loss,
I'll hear you guys out.

Drake
But, you know what?
From the looks of it, you want a ride, don't you?

Drake
You're looking for something, but are unfamiliar with these seas.
That's why you need to rely on me, pirate or not.

  1. You being a pirate is irrelevant.
  2. We need you, Francis Drake.
  Select: You being a pirate is irrelevant.

  Select: We need you, Francis Drake.

===Branch End===

Drake
I see.
...Hmm, hah, so that's it.

Drake
So? What exactly do you want from us?
We lost, so we'll give you anything other than our lives.

Mash
...First, we must understand the situation.
"Where" exactly are we?

Mash
England? Or closer to Spain, perhaps?
Or are we in the Caribbean?

Drake
Uhh, sorry.
Come to think of it, we don't know either.

Mash
So all that revelry and you don't even know!?

Drake
Right, because there's no shortage of food or booze.

Drake
All right. Now that we've surrendered to you,
we're officially part of your crew!

Drake
How about we start off with a toast!

Mash
H-Hey, wait a sec...

Drake
C'mooon, it's fine, it's all good.

Mash
It's NOT good!
Hey, what are you... No, wait! Master, save me!

Dr. Roman
...Hm?
What are these readings...

  1. What's up?
 
  Select: What's up?

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
Nah, must be an error.
I'll make some adjustments.

--ARROW--

Drake
All right, men!
To our two new comrades, Fujimaru and Mash.

Drake
Huh? That's backwards.
To their new comrades, us–

Drake
Cheers!

Pirate
Cheers!

Mash
Oh, but we really don't have time for this...

  1. It can't be helped.
  2. There's nothing we can do.
  Select: It can't be helped.

  Select: There's nothing we can do.

===Branch End===

Mash
Please don't give in so easily! We have to set sail and check out these waters immediately...

Drake
What's with the gloomy look?
You'll never find treasure with an attitude like that!

Mash
That's not what I mean.
If you're going to help, please consider our situation–

Drake
Huh? Oh, I get it, more or less.
These waters are abnormal, right?

Drake
I mean, I've seen superhumans walking around who won't even budge from cannon fire.

Mash
Servants!

Drake
Being a pirate myself, see,
I've been through my share of chaos.

Drake
I can usually tell when it's something bad and unavoidable.

Drake
These waters are abnormal. One moment we're in a jungle, the next we're in a temperate Mediterranean climate–

Drake
The currents and winds are a mess, too.
I mean, even sailing straight out into the sea is tricky.

Drake
...Moreover, there's no "continent" in this ocean.
Nor is there an "England."

Mash
So, you already knew that much...

Drake
Hence why we were already planning on a new journey as soon as tomorrow.

Drake
Doesn't make sense for pirates to settle down on land.
Gotta find a town to call our home base.

Drake
Tonight was supposed to be the pre-party.
But, you guys showed up out of nowhere.

Mash
I see...

  1. Sorry for interfering.
  2. Pardon us.
  Select: Sorry for interfering.

  Select: Pardon us.

===Branch End===

Drake
Don't sweat it. You guys are a good omen!

Drake
From what I can tell,
you know how to handle a cannon or two. Right?

Mash
I've never tried, but probably. ...Um, so if you already knew this much, why did you attack us?

Drake
Ahahaha!
Well, isn't that obvious? Because it seemed like fun!

Mash
Such a trivial reason...

Drake
So, Fujimaru you say?
You the–captain or something?

Mash
Something similar, I would say.

Drake
Heh heh heh. In that case–
Drink up!

Drake
Let's be friends. From one captain to another, eh?

Fou
Fou!? Fofou?
FOOOOOOOOOU!

Mash
...Huh?

Drake
Now, someone knows how to hold their liquor.

Mash
U-Umm... Senpai?

  1. What is it, Mash?
 
  Select: What is it, Mash?

===Branch End===

Mash
The H-Holy Grail...

Fou
Fou!

  1. I know.
 
  Select: I know.

===Branch End===

Mash
Senpai, the Holy Grail–!

  1. We'll get it.
 
  Select: We'll get it.

===Branch End===

Mash
No, that's not what I mean.
The Holy Grail...

  1. For everyone who fought with us!
 
  Select: For everyone who fought with us!

===Branch End===

Mash
Um, okay.
...That's not what I mean, Senpai!

  1. Let's do our best, Mash!
 
  Select: Let's do our best, Mash!

===Branch End===

Mash
Senpai, how many fingers am I holding up?

  1. I see two Mashes, so...
 
  Select: I see two Mashes, so...

===Branch End===

Mash
Get ahold of yourself! Senpai! Right in front of you!
The Holy Grail! It's here!

Drake
Why're you staring at me all of a sudden?
You see someone you recognize?

Mash
That's not it at all! That thing!
What the captain has in her hands!

Drake
Ah-ha! You got a fine pair of eyes there.
Gold tankards are usually so tasteless, but not this one.

Drake
It's not just the never-ending booze from it, either.

Drake
Place it on the table, and behold!
It produces endless meat and fish!

Drake
I just happened to pick it up,
but I doubt you'll find anything like this anywhere.

Pirate
What're you talking about, Boss? This wasn't coincidence. It was an adventure for several lifetimes!

Pirate
Seven endless nights!
Giant destructive whirlpools in one ocean after another!

Pirate
And from within the maelstrom,
the legendary lost city of Atlantis!

Pirate
"The time is upon us. By the 12 gods of Olympus, I shall create another flood and destroy all civilization!"

Pirate
That's what the big thing said right before Boss kicked its ass and seized the treasure!

Pirate
And with that, as crazy as it sounds,
she became a hero! She saved the world!

Drake
Huh? Was it really that epic?
It got on my nerves, so I gave it a piece of my mind.

Drake
That big lug called itself Poseidon.
Can't really have that as a sailor.

Drake
That's why I put it in check and took its treasure, see?
I even sank the entire city into the whirlpool. It was great!

G:Pirate
Bwaaaahahaha! Way to go, Boss!
Both fortune and misfortune smiled upon you!

G:Pirate
You're gonna be single till the day you die!
Or maybe you're actually a dude or something, eh Boss?

Drake
Now this is fun! We've got a new crew, and the booze is tasty! But we're takin' Bombe in a barrel later, and sinkin' him!

Drake
Now we sing, you idiots!
Golden Hind, sing the crew's theme song!

Drake & Pirates
♪Reap our treasure!♪
♪Down our ale!♪

Fou
Fou... FOOOOOOOU!

Mash
Ahhh... Aahhh...
I don't believe it... They're not lying!

Mash
Senpai, the Foundation of Humanity was on the verge of destruction in this era before we arrived!

Mash
And... Captain Drake, without even knowing,
resolved it on a whim.

Mash
And the result—

Drake
Whoa, it's sinking into my body.
I never get used to this, really.

Drake
With this treasure,
I can even deal damage to those invincible guys.

Drake
But it goes in and out of my body.
Makes my chest so tight, I can't stand it.

Mash
That Holy Grail!
Captain Drake is the owner of this era's Holy Grail—

Mash
No, by saving this era, the Holy Grail chose her.
She is truly the rightful owner of the Grail!

Mash
Doctor! Doctor!

Dr. Roman
Yes, yes, yes, what is it?
Can you get back to me later?

Dr. Roman
The search program is acting up a bit. For some reason,
it says the Holy Grail is right in front of you.

Mash
That's right!
The Holy Grail is here! In front of us!

Dr. Roman
WHAT!?

Fou
Fou!

  1. Case closed! Woohoo!
 
  Select: Case closed! Woohoo!

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
And, Fujimaru seems to be in an awfully good mood?

Pirate A
Ow!
Hey, what the hell do you think you're doing.

Pirate B
Huuuh?
Shut up and mind your own business.

Pirate A
Huh?

Pirate B
Huuh?

Drake
And, now they're fighting.
Looks like we have to stop them!

Mash
This is insane...

--BATTLE--

Drake
So... What?
You guys came for this magical tankard...

Drake
I mean the Holy Grail?
You can go back to your country if you have this?

Mash
...Yes.
Well, that's it, more or less.

Drake
Hmm. Well, I can't deny that I lost to you,
and I even said I'd give you anything but my life.

Drake
Here, take it. You came here from a distant era, right?
Thanks for making the trip.

Mash
Th-Thank you very much. Since we've retrieved the Holy Grail, we've resolved the Singularity of this era...

  1. Have we?
  2. I don't think we have.
  Select: Have we?

  Select: I don't think we have.

===Branch End===

Mash
...You're right.

Mash
Doctor, the Holy Grail has been secured.
Have there been any changes?

Dr. Roman
Not that I can tell.
The Bolt of this era is still left unsecured.

Dr. Roman
The Holy Grail is indeed functioning to a certain extent.
But, it's not as strong a force as before.

Dr. Roman
...Maybe it's the real Holy Grail.
The one that was in this era to begin with.

Mash
...In other words, it's different from the Grails we've seen?

Dr. Roman
Yeah. The Grails that Lev Lainur supposedly placed disrupt the seven Foundations of Humanity.

Dr. Roman
But, there was another Holy Grail in these seas.
Captain Drake is the one chosen by that Grail.

Dr. Roman
The reason behind the turbulent seas is that the opposing forces, the two Holy Grails, are in contention.

Dr. Roman
"The rightful Grail held by the savior Captain Drake,"
and "Lev's Holy Grail brought in from the outside to disturb the world."

Dr. Roman
As long as Captain Drake is around, this era won't fall.
However, it won't return to normal, either.

Dr. Roman
In order to restore the seas—I fear we must retrieve Lev's Holy Grail after all.

Mash
...I see. So it's not as urgent as previous eras,
but the final objective is the same.

Fou
Fou...

Drake
There's that odd voice again...
Say, who are you talking to, Mash?

Drake
You got a pet gnome or something?

Mash
No, it's not quite that cute.
The Doctor is, how shall I say...

Mash
Think of it as a mysterious fairy,
talking to us from a town really far away.

Drake
Sure. So, he's making you guys fight,
while he gets to cozy up in his home?

Drake
In the end, what's this all about?
You get what you came for?

Mash
...No. It seems there's another Holy Grail, Captain Drake,
one that shouldn't exist in this era.

Mash
Unless we retrieve it,
the ocean will be like this forever.

Drake
Whoa, whoa, that sounds real dangerous.
...Are you serious?

  1. Dead serious.
  2. Absolutely.
  Select: Dead serious.

  Select: Absolutely.

===Branch End===

Mash
Which is why I'll give this back to you.
...You were meant to have it, Captain.

Drake
O-Okay.
I appreciate your courtesy.

Drake
...Boy. I've never given up a treasure so easily,
or had it returned so easily either...

Mash
Doctor, can I get some advice?

Dr. Roman
H-Hey, just hang on a second. I'm thinking.
This is way beyond what I imagined...

Da Vinci
Then, may I ask a few questions?

Da Vinci
It's a pleasure to meet you, Francis Drake. I know this may seem very sudden, but do you have a wish?

Drake
Wish?

Da Vinci
For example, you're a pirate. You wish to gather all the treasures in the world, do you not?

Drake
Yeah, I suppose I do.
So, do I just wish on this Grail to have it come true?

Da Vinci
Most likely.
Are you going to?

Drake
Of course not.
You know I'm a pirate, right?

Drake
A pirate that gets treasure by praying–
That's a bad joke if I ever heard one.

Drake
Treasure should be won through power, wisdom, and courage.

Da Vinci
Hmm, that would mean your immediate wish is simply to secure enough water, food, and safety.

Da Vinci
In other words, you already had that wish granted.

Drake
...I suppose that's true.

Da Vinci
The Holy Grail you hold has the power to create this world. However–this ocean is not what you desire.

Da Vinci
Which means, "something" is causing this world to exist.
Someone is disrupting your ocean, and your era.

Da Vinci
There's only one thing to be done, right?
You need to reclaim your own world.

Da Vinci
The people next to you, Mash Kyrielight and Fujimaru, exist to resolve issues of this nature.

Da Vinci
They're professionals who have defeated what you call "invincible guys" many times.

Drake
I see...
I think I understand now. Thanks.

Drake
So, who does that make you?

Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci. I died about 20 years before you were born. I'm a genius.

Drake
Oh. Never heard of you.

Da Vinci
W-What...did you say?

Drake
So, this world is broken after all.
Which means that there's no treasure to begin with.

Mash
You could be right. I don't think there is...

Dr. Roman
No—there is!
I believe there is!

  1. Doctor?
  2. Aren't you a little too excited?
  Select: Doctor?

  Select: Aren't you a little too excited?

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
In this world and era, "pirates" are a common thing.

Dr. Roman
For better or worse, the Age of Exploration was an unavoidable event that expanded the world.

Dr. Roman
The planet's pioneers entrusted their dreams to the unknown seas and the other side of the horizon.

Dr. Roman
...And with all those "thoughts" and "desires" gathered,
I wouldn't be surprised if a treasure really did exist here.

Drake
So, it does exist?
Enough gold and silver and spices to sink this ship?

Dr. Roman
Yes. I, Dr. Roman, will guarantee that.
There is a treasure–for sure!

Drake
...I can't take it. I'm fired up, I'm fired up as hell!
All right scumbags, let's drink up a storm first!

Drake
Our voyage tomorrow is going to be one unlike any other! No guarantee we'll return alive, so drink your hearts out!

Drake
Treasures! Riches! Spices!
Tasty booze and uncharted adventures await us!

Pirate
CHEERS!

Mash
Wait, we're drinking again!?

Pirate
After all, we're pirates!♪
Both you and I are pirates!♪

Mash
Ah, please! No more singing!

Section 3: Ghost Ship and New Island

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Drake
All right, we're setting sail!
Raise the flag, the Golden Hind is moving out!

Pirate
Aye, aye, Boss!

Drake
Blast that cannon! Let's liven things up!

Mash
Sigh...

  1. What's wrong?
  2. You're not used to the sea?
  Select: What's wrong?

  Select: You're not used to the sea?

===Branch End===

Mash
...Yes. We saw never-ending land last time, but I've never experienced an ocean as far as the eye can see.

Mash
Ah, don't worry. I haven't let my guard down.
...Senpai, you seem to be having fun.

Mash
Unfortunately, this is not the time for that.
I'm afraid things will be slightly different this—

Mash
Ah, Senpai!
Seagulls! Seagulls over there!

Mash
And look,
I see more pirates there!

Mash
...
...

Mash
Ahem.
Now, here I go!

  1. Have fuuuuun.
  2. Good luck.
  Select: Have fuuuuun.

  Select: Good luck.

===Branch End===

Mash
I-Is it just me,
or are you sort of out of it, Master?

--BATTLE--

Mash
Whew...
I'm all sticky from the seawater.

Drake
Hey, hey, Fujimaru and Mash.
Got a second?

Mash
Yes, what is it?

Drake
Those people we took out have vanished.
In your eyes, is that possible?

Mash
...True, they have disappeared.
Doctor?

Dr. Roman
Yes, just as I thought. Seems like it's the concept of pirates that exist in these waters.

Mash
Concept, you say?

Dr. Roman
A type of spiritual body etched in the memories of the
"Age of Exploration." They can only act to fulfill their roles.

Dr. Roman
They have their own will, but are models of an idea.
Call them an infinite copy of the "average pirate."

Dr. Roman
They do little damage, but unless the world is corrected,
these "bugs" will keep spawning forever.

Drake
...What do you mean by that?

Mash
If I had to sum it up in a single word,
those pirates are like... Ghosts.

Drake
...But, they took damage from bullets, you know?
Not just mine either, from the scallywags as well.

Mash
Sorry, let me rephrase that.
Think of them as ghosts with physical bodies.

Drake
S-So they have physical bodies. Then we're okay!
There's no problem!

Mash
Yes, that's correct.
Now, let us be on our way!

Fou
Fou!

--ARROW--

Drake
By the way.

Mash
Yes?

Drake
What do you think are in these waters, anyway?

Mash
If what the doctor says is true,
there might be a treasure here.

Mash
But... That means these waters are basically the same as those in the Age of Exploration.

Mash
...Which means Drake isn't the only pirate going after the treasure.

Drake
Ahah! That gets me all fired up!
First come, first served. How simple is that?

Pirate
But Boss,
we don't have any leads on that treasure.

Drake
Fool.
We're going to start by finding those leads.

Pirate
...Boss!
An island in sight! East-northeast of here!

Mash
...It is indeed an island.
Doctor?

Dr. Roman
Yes. I'm detecting Servants on that island.

Mash
Captain Drake. That island has those superhumans you mentioned before.

Mash
Please have all the pirates retreat. The only ones who can fight them are myself, Senpai, and you.

Drake
Already? Well, you guys are with me this time.
Hey scumbags, protect the ship!

Drake
Fujimaru and I are gonna go check things out!

Pirate
Roger that, Boss!
We look forward to your return!

Mash
We need to proceed with caution, Master.
We still don't know if the Servant is a friend or foe...

Drake
Hmm... Over there, perhaps?

Fou
Fou!?

Mash
Ack!
Drake? Is that an enemy?

Mash
Ahhh! Fou, stop running around!

Drake
No. But I felt a vague presence, so I took a shot.

Mash
"Vague?" "Took a shot!?"

Drake
If you get a bad feeling, fire first, ask later.
That's the key to survival, you know?

Mash
How violent...
That's how an outlaw thinks!

  1. So, did it hit?
  2. Did you get it?
  Select: So, did it hit?

  Select: Did you get it?

===Branch End===

Drake
Hah! You won't know until you look for yourself!
I'll go see if it's dead or not.

Mash
...Captain Drake is unlike Jeanne or Nero.
She's a type of person we've never encountered before.

Mash
At any rate, there goes our plan to proceed with caution.
Senpai, what should we do?

  1. Let's calm down.
  2. Let's play it by ear.
  Select: Let's calm down.

  Select: Let's play it by ear.

===Branch End===

Mash
...Yes.
I will calm down and play it by ear.

Drake
Hey! Mash, Fujimaru!
Come over here!

Mash
A... Stone tablet?

Drake
That's right. Can you read what's written on it?

Mash
It–appears to be runes of some sort.
Doctor, can you decode it?

Da Vinci
I see, I see, these are relatively new runes.
I'd say they were carved within the last week.

Dr. Roman
Um, Da Vinci?
That's my job, yes? Don't take my job, okay?

Da Vinci
Let's see here...

Da Vinci
"Bloodaxe King, once laid to rest, shall awaken once more."

Da Vinci
...That's the general gist of it.
But, Bloodaxe King? Why does that sound familiar–

Dr. Roman
Th-The Bloodaxe King is the name of the Viking king that ruled Norway in the 9th century!

Dr. Roman
Be careful. I'm picking up readings similar to those copied pirates from that stone tablet!

Mash
Enemies?

Drake
...Yeah, it appears so. I'm getting a very bad vibe here.
Mash, Fujimaru!

Drake
Get ready for a fight... We're goin' in!
The first to strike is the winner!

Drake
...Here they come!

Pirate
For King Eric,
our great and glorious leader!

Mash
Roger. Master... Let's go!

--BATTLE--

Mash
...Whew. The battle has ended, Master.

Dr. Roman
Searching surroundings... Nothing detected.
The nearby Servant signals are not moving.

Dr. Roman
They haven't noticed us?
Anyway, you need to get out of there fast.

Mash
Roger that. Let's move on.

--ARROW--

Drake
Mmm... Sniff, sniff.
Treasure, will I get a whiff of that treasure?

Mash
Captain Drake, treasure has no scent.

Drake
Ahaha! You think so, Mash?
Treasure does indeed have a scent.

Mash
What?

Drake
Ah, that look says you don't believe me!
All right, let's make a bet.

Drake
If there's treasure up ahead, like I said...
Hmm, what should we do?

Drake
I know, how about coming with me on a trip around the world?

Mash
Around the world you say?

Drake
When I flee these waters and return to England–
I'm going to sail around the world on the Golden Hind.

Drake
What do you say? If you help me out,
I bet I'll be the luckiest pirate ever.

Mash
Around the world...

Drake
Of course Fujimaru will come along, too.
You're Mash's Master, aren't you?

  1. I'll see what I can do.
  2. I'll think about it.
  Select: I'll see what I can do.

  Select: I'll think about it.

===Branch End===

Drake
All right, and if I lose–
If I lose... Hmm, is there anything else you want?

  1. Nothing.
  2. I have enough already.
  Select: Nothing.

  Select: I have enough already.

===Branch End===

Mash
There is nothing I want. If I had to choose,
having your assistance like this is enough.

Drake
Really? That's really greedy, you got me there!
That's gonna cost you dearly!

Mash
E-Excuse me? Senpai and I both answered that we've been repaid already. Actually, Senpai, we have a good deal.

Drake
What's gotten into you? You said you have no wishes.
That's the most troublesome wish.

Drake
Because, you can't buy items that "don't exist."
I am, after all, a merchant!

Drake
If I can't keep my customers happy, then I'll be a third-rate one. And THAT, I will not have.

Drake
That's why first,
I need to get whatever it is you want.

Drake
But, you said you couldn't think of anything.
Now, this is going to be a problem. How can I deliver something you don't want?

Mash
...

Dr. Roman
...I see. I'm beginning to understand why this crude outlaw of a woman has THAT skill.

Dr. Roman
–Here they come!
Servants are on the move.

Dr. Roman
Looks like they sensed you guys.
They're coming in fast!

Mash
Hopefully we can talk it out with them–

F:???
Gagagagaga!
Gigigigi—giiiiiiii!!

F:???
M-My! My name! Eric!
The Grand... Eric!

F:???
Gah-go! Kill! Kill anyone in the way!
Kill. KILL! Gigigiiii–!

Mash
...He's not getting it.

  1. Seems so.
  2. Good luck.
  Select: Seems so.

  Select: Good luck.

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes, Mash Kyrielight–going in!
Captain Drake!

Drake
Sure thing! Vikings from Norway!
They're like our ancestors, you know–

Drake
I'll pay my respects, but also give him a dose of reality!
Fujimaru, this is how we say it in the pirate world!

Drake
"Shut up, you bearded freak!
The old need to retire!"

--BATTLE--

Eric Bloodaxe
Gi, gi, gi...
Ga, ga, ga... Not giving it to you! It's mine!

Eric Bloodaxe
It is...mine...but...

Mash
...Eric Bloodaxe has been eliminated.

Dr. Roman
Wait, that's odd.
He vanished, but there's still a Servant response...

Mash
What's the matter?

Dr. Roman
Huh? It's gone.
Hmm, since coming to this era, I've been off my game.

Dr. Roman
Sorry, the equipment's not in the best shape.
It's going to be a little hard to track you.

Dr. Roman
There are no more Servants on that island,
and those pirates from before are all gone.

Drake
I see.
Then how about we go on a treasure hunt?

Mash
Do you think there's treasure, Senpai?

  1. I do.
  2. I don't.
  Select: I do.
Mash
Really?
...It would be interesting if there was one.

  Select: I don't.
Mash
If you consider it rationally, there shouldn't be.
...Though it would be fun if there were.

===Branch End===

Drake
Hey! Over here!
I found something!

Mash
Huh? You did?
Let's go, Master!

Drake
See this ship?
It's probably the one that king was on.

Mash
Doctor, can you find out?

Dr. Roman
Yeah, but I don't think there's any need.
It's a larger version of the ships the Vikings used.

Dr. Roman
Therefore, it should look like something out of the 9th century...but it's good as new.

Mash
It does not appear to be...a treasure.

Drake
Sure it is. You guys wait right here.
If this is a Viking ship, I'm sure it has one–

Drake
Found it. Treasure!

Mash
...A book?

Drake
When sailing, Vikings record everything from starting point to destination using pictures and glyphs.

Drake
Coast shapes, shoal spots, current traits, and paths–

Drake
If they appeared here out of the blue that's one thing,
but if they sailed here...

Drake
Yes, I smell fresh ink! This must be the chart for this island and it's surroundings.

Drake
There's no better treasure for us since we're about to set sail into the seas, right?

Mash
...You have a good point. Captain Drake, well...
You seem violent, but you're actually pretty pragmatic.

Drake
Impressed?
Now, how about that trip around the world?

Mash
Umm...

  1. I'll think about it.
  2. After this battle is over.
  Select: I'll think about it.

  Select: After this battle is over.

===Branch End===

Drake
I see, I see! With you guys, our strength would be a hundredfold! We'll depart after restocking food and water.

Drake
Now, time to return to the ship!

Mash
...Senpai, are you sure about this?
By correcting this era, the memories of us–

  1. Not a problem.
  2. I forgot about that.
  Select: Not a problem.
Mash
...As her memories disappear,
I suppose the problem itself will be gone, but...

  Select: I forgot about that.
Mash
Wait, Senpai... Were you really planning on sailing around the world?
Mash
...Oh, please stop teasing me!

===Branch End===

Drake
Now, according to the Viking map–
there's an island to the northwest.

Drake
Considering our speed, it'll take about 10 hours.
If we can catch wind, maybe even less.

Mash
We can have the glyphs analyzed.
Doctor, I'm transferring the data.

Dr. Roman
Very well. One book shouldn't be an issue over here.
That said, I'd like a summoning point established soon.

Mash
Let's hope there's a Leyline on the next island.

Drake
All right, you scallywags! Time to set sail!

Section 4: Lightning and Goddess

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E:???
(Pant, pant, pant...)

E:???
Ugh, no good.
So tired, can't move, can't run.

E:???
I've never run so much in my life.
Why am I a Servant in the first place?

E:???
I don't see "myself" here–
Nor my "loser sister" either...

E:???
...No, even if that girl isn't here, I'm fine.
I'm so fine in all sorts of ways...

E:???
Sigh...
I wonder who I'm talking to.

E:???
In the first place, this maze is "that" labyrinth, right?
There's no way...out of here... and no string.

E:???
...Wait, that means HE is here.
As long as this labyrinth exists, HE is sure to be here.

E:???
!!!
I knew it...

E:???
Something's coming from behind, too...
ARGH! What am I supposed to do?

E:???
Auuuuuggggghhhh!

Drake
Hmm?

Mash
Something the matter?

Drake
Yes, the air tastes different here.

Mash
Tastes...different?

Drake
In different countries and lands, the air changes flavor.

Drake
The distance between England and France aside,
when you travel to a new continent, the air really tastes differently.

Dr. Roman
Hmm. Perhaps Miss Drake can detect changes in the wind due to differences in temperature and currents?

Drake
What's this "Miss Drake" business? You sound creepy when you put it that way, Mister Scholar!

Dr. Roman
S-Sorry.
Please excuse me, Drake.

Dr. Roman
Mash, Fujimaru.
What Drake says may be correct.

Dr. Roman
Your current location has obvious different temperatures and currents than the previous island.

Dr. Roman
With a little more time, I'm sure we can determine exactly where you are.

Pirate
Boss! There's a ship to the northwest!

Drake
All right, what flag?

Pirate
A pirate's flag I've never seen!

Drake
So, an enemy!
Mash, Fujimaru, get ready! Time to get to work!

Mash
Aye, aye, Captain Drake!
Here we go, Master!

--BATTLE--

Drake
All right, this side's taken care of.

Mash
This side as well.
They were below average in combat power.

Pirate
Boss, here's their Jolly Roger.

Drake
Hmm, it doesn't look familiar.
Mash, do you have any ideas?

Mash
If it's a famous flag, it might be in our records.
Doctor, can you look into this?

Dr. Roman
Okay. You'll have the results right away.

Drake
All right, then I'm advancing this ship.
If this chart is right, the island should be in sight soon!

--ARROW--

Dr. Roman
Yes. This island is way bigger than the other one.
That's why we were able to locate a Leyline.

Dr. Roman
I'm sending you the coordinates, just follow them for now. But be careful... I'm detecting multiple life-forms.

Mash
Roger that. Drake, we'd like to head this way.
Would that be all right with you?

Drake
It's fine. I was thinking of going in the same direction as well.

Mash
Then we'll depart.
Let's go, Senpai.

Drake
This place is huge... Hard to imagine it's an island.
This wind is amazing.

Mash
...All true.
Master, doesn't this feel like the time we were in–

  1. Rome?
  2. France?
  Select: Rome?
Mash
Yes. I think it's a bit like when we were in Rome.

  Select: France?
Mash
I believe it's closer to Rome than France.

===Branch End===

Mash
Master,
we're almost at the designated coordinates.

Drake
...What the heck is that?

Mash
That–appears to be a skeleton,
but something is slightly off.

Dr. Roman
Dragon Tooth Warriors. Soldiers forged from dragon fangs. Fujimaru, dispose of them.

--BATTLE--

Mash
The battle has ended, Master.
Creating terminal point.

Dr. Roman
...Huh?
Something just...

Mash
What's wrong?

Dr. Roman
No, just my imagination.
You can start setting up as usual.

Mash
Very well.
Now, then–

Da Vinci
–All right, everyone. Time for a little history lesson,
courtesy of yours truly.

Da Vinci
Right now, you're in the middle of the Age of Exploration.

Da Vinci
Many things were imported from the East, and Europe started advancing into the new land, fighting to gain a foothold.

Da Vinci
One of many things imported from the East were spices.
Nutmeg, cloves, and peppercorns...or pepper.

Da Vinci
Pepper was necessary to help eat decomposing meat.
In this era, it was more precious than gold.

Da Vinci
Case in point. I just transferred a pepper shaker to you.
What do you think would happen when you hand that to Captain Drake.

Da Vinci
Try it.

Drake
Seeeeeeeeriously?

  1. She collapsed.
  2. She passed out.
  Select: She collapsed.

  Select: She passed out.

===Branch End===

Da Vinci
Amusing, right? Oh, and be sure to retrieve it.
We shouldn't aimlessly disrupt their economy.

Da Vinci
In the meanwhile, the summoning circle is up.
Use it to your heart's content.

Mash
Summoning circle confirmed.
Terminal point established.

Dr. Roman
Oh, and yes...
I got a hit on that pirate flag from earlier–

Dr. Roman
That's the flag of the legendary ■ate, ■■ of the "■■."
In other words, those pirates are ■■■ called ■■■■■.

Mash
Doctor? Doctor, the communications are acting up–
Doctor!?

Dr. Roman

Mash
We've lost contact.
What on earth could have...

Mash
Eek! An earthquake?

Drake
Get down. It's a big one!

Mash
...It settled down.
Master, are you all right?

  1. I'm fine.
  2. No injuries.
  Select: I'm fine.

  Select: No injuries.

===Branch End===

Mash
Seems that way. Thank goodness.
How about you, Drake?

Drake
That was a breeze compared to a raging ocean.
But I'm worried about my ship and crew. Can we go back for a bit?

Mash
Let's do that.

--ARROW--

Mash
The summoning circle has been established,
but communications are still cut off.

Mash
We should move away from here, perhaps.

Drake
Huh?
Hey, what's wrong? Something up?

Pirate
Boss...
The ship won't move.

Drake
Huh?

Pirate
The ship, Boss!
The ship won't budge, not an inch!

Drake
...Sorry,
but could you guys wait a second?

Drake
No good, it won't move. But I don't think there's anything wrong with the ship itself.

Drake
It's stuck like something's anchoring it real tight.

Drake
What on earth is happening?
Fujimaru, this is your specialty, right?

  1. A type of Magecraft?
  2. A type of Bounded Field?
  Select: A type of Magecraft?

  Select: A type of Bounded Field?

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes, I believe that is correct.
It looks like a Bounded Field has been drawn all around.

Mash
Its rank is low enough for Demi-Servants like me to escape... But I can't say the same for the ship.

Mash
Unless we take down whoever is creating this field,
I'm afraid we'll be stuck here forever.

Drake
What are we gonna do?

Mash
Search and destroy.
There is no other means of escape.

Drake
All right, if you say so then it must be true.
Men! Stand your ground!

Drake
Behave and stay put. The real fight's gonna be above sea. Don't be wasting stuff!

Pirate
Aye, aye, Boss!

Drake
This is rather dull.
That fortress earlier was completely empty, too.

Mash
To begin with, it's mysterious that artificial structures are on this island.

Mash
But that pattern... Could it be?

Mash
...Hmmm?
Is there a hole in that mountain?

  1. Let's take a look.
  2. Let's go inside.
  Select: Let's take a look.

  Select: Let's go inside.

===Branch End===

Mash
This is...

Drake
Is this what you call a dungeon?
Oh boy, the pirate blood in me is heating up!

Mash
Wait! We have no idea what the scope of this place is.
I suggest we retreat at once and–

Drake
The way I see it, retreating's not gonna change a thing.
That's what it means to stay on my ship.

Drake
Leave behind that goodie-goodie old self, Mash!
Now, onwards! Treasure awaits!

Mash
I think we're rushing it too much...

Drake
See, they're here.
Let's clean this up quickly!

--BATTLE--

Mash
I mean... Seriously!

Drake
Right or left... My gut says left!

  1. Should we trust her instincts?
  2. Remember where the entrance is?
  Select: Should we trust her instincts?
Mash
I don't think so...
But Captain Drake is a first-rate pirate.
Mash
She must also have keen intuition.
...P-Probably.

  Select: Remember where the entrance is?
Mash
Don't worry, I've recorded everything just in case.
Not that I'd ever forget...
Mash
It's just a matter of going back the way we came.
Getting separated along the way would be a bigger problem.

===Branch End===

Mash
...Oh I know.
Master, let's hold hands.

Mash
It'd be a disaster if we got separated here.
Holding hands would prevent that from happening.

  1. That's embarrassing...
  2. We don't have to...
  Select: That's embarrassing...

  Select: We don't have to...

===Branch End===

Mash
Umm... I understand how you feel,
but this is no time to be embarrassed, Master.

Mash
If we get separated,
we might be wandering in this maze until we die.

Mash
It may be a bit awkward at first,
but better safe than sorry...

  1. Are you embarrassed too, Mash?
  2. I'm not embarrassed.
  Select: Are you embarrassed too, Mash?
Mash
...N-No comment.

  Select: I'm not embarrassed.
Mash
Th-That's fine.
I feel... Slightly embarrassed... I think.

===Branch End===

Mash
At any rate, we have now just proven that holding hands is necessary.

Mash
If you'll excuse me.

Mash
...That reminds me, back then–
You held my hand like this, too.

Mash
Now, it feels nostalgic.
Even though not much time has passed.

Fou
Fou. Fou, Fou!

Drake
Hmmm? Hang on a moment.
...I smell something.

Mash
What is it?

Drake
Blood.

Drake
...Well, with my job I'm used to smelling stuff like this.

Mash
Look, the drops form a trail.

Drake
Looks like the wound itself wasn't that bad.
A flesh wound.

Mash
It's our only clue.
We should follow it!

--ARROW--

Drake
The blood trail stops here.
I guess we'll have to give up tracking it further?

Mash
Not necessarily.
Master, please stand back.

Drake
This is great. I was getting bored of dungeon-crawling anyway.

Drake
Let's take a break and light our guns up!
All right, bring it on!

--BATTLE--

Drake
Well, fighting these non-humans, including the bones back there, means I now got some more great tales to tell.

Drake
Anyway, even these things die when you shoot a lead bullet through them. I learned something!

Mash
No, normally that wouldn't have any effect.
It's because you possess the Holy Grail...

Mash
I think it continuously grants your wish of,
"Whatever it is, gunfire is effective."

Drake
Oh, is that what it is? So, I guess I shouldn't wonder about when the Wild Hunt is happening then.

F:???
Hey, it looks like they're here again.
I thought you wiped them out...

F:???
Oh dear, isn't this just troublesome.
What do you wanna do?

F:???
...Hmmm. If you want to rampage, then be my guest?

F:???
Let me warn you... I don't like breaking a sweat.
So, I'm not helping you.

--ARROW--

Drake
Hmmm... It's not like we're lost in here,
but I'm still getting all kinds of bad vibes.

Mash
Bad vibes?
What about you, Master?

  1. I'm getting bad vibes, too.
  2. I sense an encounter!
  Select: I'm getting bad vibes, too.
Mash
I see. If both you and the captain say so,
perhaps we should be careful.

  Select: I sense an encounter!
Mash
...Encounter?
Mash
Hmm... What on earth could we encounter inside this dungeon, Master?
Mash
Don't tell me you're expecting to run into
{(M) a cute girl /(F) a cute boy}...

===Branch End===

Drake
!!!
Stop right there!

Mash
!!!

Drake
Seems my hunch was right.
Something's headed our way!

Mash
This is... a Servant!

H:???
...Die.

Drake
I-It's huge!
What on earth is this thing?

Asterios
Me... Asterios...
Kill... All... You!

Mash
Another Berserker, like Eric the Bloodaxe King!
Guess there's no use arguing!

Mash
Master, please be careful.
Asterios is his lesser-known, original name–

Mash
People more commonly know him as the "Minotaur."
He's one of the monsters from Greek mythology!

Mash
This labyrinth is his territory.
Retreat is not an option.

Mash
...Let's go, Master!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Th-That was close! Wait... No way!

Asterios
Ugh...gi!
Uh...uhh!

Drake
You're still alive after eating all those bullets?
Talk about gluttony!

Asterios
Pro...tect!

Drake
Then it's time to bring out the culverin cannons!
If we blow his head off, he's sure to go down!

Drake
Now–give Davy Jones my regards!

Asterios
Ugh!

F:???
...Hold up!

Mash
Oh no... Two Servants?

F:???
All right! All right!
I guess I just have to go with you.

F:???
Do whatever you want with me!
Just hurry up!

F:???
Asterios is near death.
He wouldn't be much use to you.

F:???
Besides, if we take too long, he'll die and then the labyrinth will collapse on you.

F:???
–We should hurry back.
Leave the navigation to me.

Asterios
...Uh...

Mash
U-Umm,
I'm sorry. Do you have a moment?

F:???
What is it, Miss Lame-Shield?
Let's hurry up and go where "he" is.

Mash
L-Lame!?

Drake
Hey brat, don't talk to us like that.
You're the one getting rescued.

F:???
Huh? I don't think that's a way to talk to a grown woman.

Drake
–Some nerve. Wanna sub in for the goddess statue at the ship's bow?

Euryale
Goddess statue? ...I'm not really sure what you mean,
but I AM the goddess, Euryale.

Euryale
Wait, you chased after me not even knowing that?

Euryale
Obviously, you wouldn't have anything like me,
a full super idol, on board your ship.

Euryale
You should at least remember my name, sheesh.
Where are you from anyway, third-rate pirate?

Drake
Y-You little brat!

  1. I want to clear something up.
  2. You've misunderstood.
  Select: I want to clear something up.

  Select: You've misunderstood.

===Branch End===

Euryale
Huh? What?
Wait... Why, you're a human.

Euryale
Hm? Hmmm? Are you the Master of "that thing?"
What brings you here?

Euryale
No, before all else, if you're the Master you must discipline your Servants!

Euryale
What's with that perverted Servant anyway?
You can't find something that disgusting, even in Greece!

Mash
U-Umm, excuse me–
It's not like we were chasing you!

Euryale
...Huh? Then what on earth were you doing?

Mash
We are–

Euryale
Are. You. Serious–!
You guys are so misleading!

Mash
Look who's talking!

Mash
You trapped us inside a Bounded Field. Wouldn't it be natural for us to assume you're our enemy?

Asterios
Guh...

Euryale
Ahh, Asterios!
You don't have to move.

Euryale
You're tough. If you just stay still, you won't die.
...You won't die, right?

Asterios
...Urm.

Euryale
There's no need to worry.
These guys aren't associated with "him."

Mash
...Pardon me. We were a bit shaken up as well.
Asterios over there is the one who put up the Bounded Field?

Euryale
That's right. But it wasn't to trap you guys in.
It was to prevent the enemies outside from entering.

Mash
I see. But, unless you remove this field,
we'll be stuck in here...

Euryale
...Mmm, fine.

Drake
Well, that didn't take a lot of convincing.

Euryale
It's a simple numbers game.

Euryale
There are only two ways out of here.
Either Asterios dies, or we remove the field.

Euryale
In that case, I'd rather remove the field.
...It's much better than being alone.

Drake
...I see. Yes, I like you.

Drake
But, you're so cornered that you had to put up this "Bounded Field" thing, right?

Euryale
–It has nothing to do with you.

Drake
It does!
See, I love interesting things.

Euryale
...Huh?

Drake
A trip around the world. Adventure. Dungeons. Monsters.
This world has so many interesting things to offer!

Drake
Interesting things tend to be more valuable.
That's how this world works.
That's why I became a pirate. But that's that.

Drake
Anyway, you smell like money.
That's why I'm bringing you aboard my ship.

Euryale
H-Hey! You can't just decide that on your own!
Board your ship? You must be insane!

Euryale
I already decided!
I'm not leaving Asterios behind!

Drake
Who said anything like that?
Asterios over there is coming with us, too.

Asterios
...

Euryale
...Huh?

Drake
So much guts and power...
And, quite a hunk if you look at him long enough!

Drake
I'd be the laughingstock of pirates if I let this talent slip by! Hey, would you like to be a bodyguard on my ship?

Drake
If you refuse, there's nothing I can do. Hey you, will you die unless you're cooped up inside a labyrinth?

Euryale
Th-That's not really the case.
...Are you sure?

Drake
Of course I am. I'll pay you well, too.
Oh, but don't expect any benefits from us.

Euryale
That's not the issue.
I mean... As long as you are okay with it.

Euryale
...Asterios. What do you want to do?

Asterios
Go.

Euryale
...Are you sure?

Asterios
If...you...go...me...follow.
Alone...lonely.

Euryale
I see. Very well, then...
We'll board your ship.

Euryale
Ah! But I'll need you to prepare my own room.
I have no intent of showing my face to common pirates.

Euryale
Of course, your ship has a bath, right?
Oh, and also–

Mash
Senpai, Senpai!
...It seems things went quite well without us interjecting.

  1. Happily ever after.
  2. All's well that ends well.
  Select: Happily ever after.

  Select: All's well that ends well.

===Branch End===

Mash
...Good point.

Mash
Still, a Minotaur was supposedly a monster. One that devoured children offered up as sacrifice, but–

Euryale
Put me on your shoulders, Asterios.
Oh my, you're even taller than my "loser sister."

Asterios
Uh... Uh... Uh...

Euryale
Ouch! Crouch down a little more!
My head's gonna hit the ceiling!

Asterios
Uuu...

Drake
Ahahaha!
Goddesses sure have lots of demands!

Fou
Fou!

Section 5: Blackbeard's Misery

Show/Hide Story Chapter

G:???
–I always do wonder...
Isn't he ashamed to be alive?

H:???
Now, Mary.
You can't say such things.

H:???
Earthworms, cockroaches, even plague-ridden sewer rats are all living beings, you know?

H:???
That means it's okay for this Servant to live.
I shall allow it.

F:???
Ohoho! LOL My, my, such intense and poisonous talk you're engaging in! LOLOLOL

F:???
Heh heh! LOL Missy Anne is always so gentle when she throttles me!

F:???
Because I'm naïve, if you ever said that to me,
I'd have to *&£¢% you both on the spot! (Just kidding!)

Mary
...Let's kill him, Anne.
He shouldn't exist in this world.

Anne
I said no.

Anne
If you keep your distance, he's just a harmful,
unpleasant, and stinking guy, right?

Anne
Now Captain, give us your orders soon, or I'll gouge, crush, and blow away that lighter-than-a-balloon head of yours.

F:???
Oops, good heavens me! LOL Sorry, sorry.
Please, let me work hard from now on. LOLOLOL

Anne
...

Mary
Anne, calm down or you might pop a vessel.

F:???
Going into totally serious mode!
Wowowowow! It's coming, coming, coming–

F:???
...And so, my brothers.
The licky-enthusiast's treasured Muse Euryale–

F:???
Let's go catch her!
Oh, and the you-know-what from the old hag, too!

Anne
Huhuhu. That's the main target, idiot.

Mary
No good, he can only think about Euryale.
Fine, we'll just have to be careful.

F:???
Duhuhuhu! Missy Euryale is so fine!
I love her so much!

F:???
Now, Missy Mary Read! Missy Anne Bonny!
Mistah Eric Bloodaxe! And–

F:???
Teacher! Our teacher!
Please, take the field!

E:???
Ah, I wonder... I never did anything great enough to be called a teacher, yeah? As you can see, I'm an underdog.

F:???
Haha, stop joking! With you by our side, great hero of the Trojan War, our power level will be over 9000!

F:???
Plus we've had a nutritionally balanced breakfast!
Great and Ne-great!

E:???
...Hey, guys. Are you really okay with a captain like this?
Hello?

Mary
...

Anne
...

F:???
Ahnm, these freezing glares feel so good.
They should be coming out soon... Fuhehe!

Euryale
All right. Remove the Bounded Field.

Asterios
Under...stood...

Drake
Geez!
If you're gonna shout, tell us first!

Asterios
...

Euryale
There. The Bounded Field has been removed.
Now, let's go.

Asterios
Mm.

Pirate
He's huge!
Huge! And scary!

Pirate
Boss?
Are we taking these two with us as well?

Drake
What's this "scary" nonsense! You guys are veteran pirates! Yes. Those two are guests.

Drake
Erm... What're your names again?

Euryale
Remember! I'm Euryale.
And he is Asterios.

Euryale
Just so you know, we're the same as that human named Mash.

Euryale
If you touch me, I will beat you up, okay?

Mash
How aggressive...

Euryale
With matters like this, it's better to make things clear from the start.

Drake
Okay, Fujimaru's on board, too.
It's time to set sail!

Drake
Good weather, low waves.
It's a really good day!

Drake
Days like this make me want to grab a drink.

Mash
...Isn't that every day?

Drake
Hahaha! You're right!

Pirate A
Boss! Unknown ship detected starboard!

Drake
Okay, let's deal with it,
then booze it up!

--BATTLE--

Drake
...Now, according to the map, the next island is a bit further... Huh?

Mash
What's the matter?

Drake
Oh, the wind just changed direction.
There might be a storm around sunset.

Drake
You guys, get the freight and food organized!

Pirate
Aye, aye!

Euryale
~♪

Asterios
...Song?

Euryale
Oh, did you hear that?

Asterios
Yes.

Euryale
Well, fine then.
I'll let you hear it as a special treat.

Euryale
La-la-la♪

Drake
I like it.
Beautiful songs are so soothing...

Euryale
Oh Captain,
I don't remember giving you the permission to listen.

Drake
Oh, don't be like that!

Euryale
Fine.
But it's not something you get to hear often.

Euryale
Be grateful, and listen to the music of a goddess.

Mash
...It is a beautiful song.

Fou
Fou...

Euryale
There. The end.

Asterios
Mmm...

Mash
Euryale, I have a question.
Why are people chasing after you?

Euryale
You sure know how to open up old wounds.

Mash
...I'm sorry.
But I thought it was something I should still ask.

Euryale
...Hmmm.
Since you don't mean ill, I'll forgive you.

Euryale
...See. I'm cute, right?

Mash
...Huh?

Euryale
I said, I'm cute, right?

Mash
Erm... Well... Yes.

Euryale
You think so too, right?

  1. You're cute.
  2. You're beautiful.
  Select: You're cute.

  Select: You're beautiful.

===Branch End===

Euryale
Yes, I'm pretty and cute.
That's why guys always want me...

Euryale
But this time, the most atrocious pervert is after me.
A strange pirate, just like Drake.

Mash
A pirate?

Euryale
Not just an ordinary pirate.
A "Pirate Servant" is after me.

Mash
!!!

Euryale
I don't know his True Name.
But, he's certainly the most disgusting guy in the world.

Euryale
Even Scylla would feel pretty in front of him.

Mash
...Not strong, not scary, but disgusting...
What kind of pirate is he?

Euryale
More importantly... Asterios,
are your wounds better now?

Asterios
...Mmm.

Euryale
Oh, I see.
Then you'll be all right carrying me on your shoulders?

Asterios
Mhm...

--ARROW--

Euryale
All right, what a great view–
What? What's wrong, Asterios?

Asterios
...Ugh.

Pirate
Boss! A ship up ahead!

Drake
Are they pirates?

Pirate
Yes! ...Oh, it's THAT flag! Boss! That ship's raising the same flag we've seen before!

Drake
Meaning they're enemies!
...Huh? That ship looks familiar...

Mash
That flag... I know!
Doctor!

Dr. Roman
Mash? Thank goodness, I finally got through!
What in the world's happening over there?

  1. I forgot about that...
  2. It slipped my mind.
  Select: I forgot about that...

  Select: It slipped my mind.

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
What, you forgot about me?
I'm the lovable and reliable Dr. Roman, remember?

Mash
Sorry, but can we talk about it later?

Mash
Could you tell us about that flag again?
Communications broke down and we couldn't hear you.

Dr. Roman
Oh, yeah. That flag is–a legendary Jolly Roger.
Belonging to the most infamous pirate in history!

Mash
Most infamous... In history...
It can't be!

Dr. Roman
Right! Blackbeard! His True Name is Edward Teach!
Be careful, Mash!

Mash
...Unfortunately, Doctor, it's too late.

Dr. Roman
What?

Drake
Ah! It's him! It's him!
The pirate who was chasing my ship!

Drake
I found him at last.
I'll blast him beyond the horizon!

Euryale
(...Sneak sneak...)

Blackbeard
...

Drake
Hey, are you listening you hairy oaf?

Blackbeard
Huh?
Sorry, my ears don't pick up old-hag noises!

Drake
—Say that again?

Mash
...What?

Drake
What. Did. You. Just. Say?

Blackbeard
I- just- said! I didn't ask for old hags!
What's with them useless huge knockers? Is that a joke?

Blackbeard
Guess scars are okay? Blade scars are great,
they turn me on. But, the age, that's a slight problem.

Blackbeard
If it were only half that, you'd be in my strike zone.
Du'huhuhuhu!

Drake
...

Pirate
Boss? Boss?
She's dead... (Inside.)

Euryale
It's hopeless. She's all frozen up.
I was the same during my first encounter, too.

Euryale
...I'm surprised I survived it.

Blackbeard
Mm-hooooooooo!
You really are here, Euryale-chan!

Blackbeard
Ah, really cute! Cute! Kawaii!
I want to lick and be licked! Mainly armpits and groin!

Blackbeard
Oh, and step on me, too! Barefoot!
Step all over me! I want to be treated like a cockroach!

Blackbeard
Don't you all want that, too?

Euryale
Uh... I don't like this...

Asterios
...

Blackbeard
What?
You there! Big guy! You're in my way!

Blackbeard
Show me, show me, show me, Missy Euryale!

Mash
...Huh?
I'm sorry, I almost passed out.

  1. Me too.
  2. It's no wonder.
  Select: Me too.

  Select: It's no wonder.

===Branch End===

Mash
Erm... What is that?

  1. B-Blackbeard... maybe?
  2. S-Servant... maybe?
  Select: B-Blackbeard... maybe?

  Select: S-Servant... maybe?

===Branch End===

Mash
I refuse.
I won't admit that he is a Servant.

Blackbeard
...Hmm?

Mash
!!!

Blackbeard
Mm... Mm, mm-hmm...I approve!
You're accepted! Ta-da-dah-da-da-dah!

Mash
Eek!

Blackbeard
Mmmm, who was the one that liked one eye covered?
I think it was that guy Bartholomew?

Blackbeard
No, his fetish was both eyes covered...
Well, it doesn't matter.

Blackbeard
Anyway, you Servant there! Tell me your name!
If you don't–

Mash
I-If I don't what?

Blackbeard
I will dream about you tonight when I sleep♪

Mash
My name is Mash Kyrielight!
I'm a Demi-Servant!

Blackbeard
Mash... Mash... Mashmallow.
Mallow mallow... How beautifully raunchy... Bofufufufu...

Mash
Please save me, Senpai!
The goose bumps just won't stop popping up.

  1. There, there.
  2. Pat, pat.
  Select: There, there.

  Select: Pat, pat.

===Branch End===

Mash
Th... Thank you very much.
But, what can we do...

Mash
Someone so disgusting...
How do we deal with him...

Drake
...Fire!

Pirate
What?

Drake
Cannons.

Pirate
B-Boss?

Drake
Cannons. Every single one. I don't care. Just fire!
Otherwise I will pack you guys in as cannonballs and fire!

Pirate
A-Aye, aye, Captain!

Blackbeard
Oh, old hag-chan?
You mad? You mad, bro? Like huff and puff?

Drake
Bring the ship around!
Send that bearded fool down to Davy Jones' Locker!

Blackbeard
Oh my, how scary.
Mm, Mr. Bloodaxe King.

Eric
...Gigigi.

Blackbeard
Can you take a minute and grab you-know-what from that old hag for me?

Blackbeard
Meanwhile I will be busy here licking Euryale!
'Tis my duty as a human being!

Euryale
...Hey Fujimaru.
You too, Servant.

Euryale
Make sure that disgusting sea roach doesn't come near me. Protect me well. Got that?

Euryale
Fortunately, my class is Archer.
I can at least give you some cover.

Mash
...Understood.
Mash Kyrielight... heading in!

--BATTLE--

Euryale
More incoming!

Asterios
...Me... Kill!

Euryale
Asterios, don't move in your state!
You're already injured!

Asterios
...Ugh...

--BATTLE--

Drake
Fire the cannons. Fire, FIRE!

Blackbeard
We're coming alongside them, everyone! Go Team Blackbeard! Yeah!

Pirate
Go Team Blackbeard! Yeah!

Blackbeard
Go Team Blackbeard! Yeah! (glances)

Pirate
Yeah!

Blackbeard
... (glances)

Mary
...You want us to join in, too?

Anne
Ahaha, no way. If we have to do that,
I'd rather be killed by Command Spells.

Anne
...Ah, actually that sounds good right about now.
Teach, could you order us to commit suicide?

Blackbeard
You hate being my subordinate that much?

Mary & Anne
Yep.

Blackbeard
Don't say that. Please help me...

Anne
I don't really think you need our help. Why don't you just steamroll them with your Noble Phantasm?

Pirate
Dammit! No good!
Our cannonballs are bouncing off!

Pirate
Their armor thickness is on another level!
Crap... They're coming on board!

--ARROW--

Drake
Damn! Seriously?
Our only option is to retreat!

Mash
Can we retreat from this chaos?

Drake
We have to! Reload the cannons!
We'll use smoke bombs to create a diversion!

Pirate
Here it comes, Boss!

Blackbeard
Hey! Don't overexert yourself, old hag! If you behave and hand over the Holy Grail, we'll let you go, yeah?

Drake
Holy Grail!?

Mash
They know about the Grail?

Blackbeard
Hey, are you gonna hand over the Grail or what?

Drake
Shut up! Keep your mouth shut!

Blackbeard
Gyafufufu! Scary, scary! LOLOLOL

Eric
Gigigigigi! Kill! This time, kill for sure!

Mash
...Eric Bloodaxe?
How?

Dr. Roman
W-We already defeated him, right!?
We even verified he vanished–

  1. He didn't vanish.
  2. Something strange is...
  Select: He didn't vanish.

  Select: Something strange is...

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
Th-That's right! There was a turbulence in the magical energies that shape the Servants.

Dr. Roman
Could it be...teleportation? Then, he's a Servant that Blackbeard summoned to begin with!

Mash
A Servant summoning another Servant...
Is that even possible? By BLACKBEARD!?

Mash
Perhaps he has a Holy Grail, or something similar in nature in his possession?

Eric
Kiiiiiiiillll!

Mash
Ugh!

Euryale
Kyaaa!?

Asterios
Di...e!

Eric
Yooouuuuuuuuu!!

Euryale
What are you doing, Asterios?
You can't!

Mash
Asterios, stand back!
This time I will finish him for sure!

--BATTLE--

Eric
...Kill...you...kill...you...
Damn... Get... Holy... Grail...

Dr. Roman
All right! He's gone for sure this time!
We defeated Eric Bloodaxe!

Blackbeard
Hohohohoho!
It's too soon to be happy! LOLOLOL

Blackbeard
Eric Bloodaxe was the lowest rank among us Blackbeard Pirates!

Blackbeard
Plus he smelled bloody all over, his armpits reeked, and his feet were greasy. There was nothing good about him!

Mary
That's all you, Captain.

Mash
!!!

  1. What's wrong?
  2. Something just...
  Select: What's wrong?

  Select: Something just...

===Branch End===

Mash
...He's so stubborn!
That guy!

C:???
You don't let your guard down. Good girl, good girl.

C:???
I thought it would be easier if we killed the Master as soon as possible...

C:???
–You're really something special.
What kind of Servant are you?

C:???
Well, if you're defeated by something of this caliber,
then it's not worth "letting you live."

C:???
Do your best, young girl.

Drake
If that's the case...

Drake
All right! Set sails!
Hard starboard! We're gonna get away from them!

Drake
We are faster compared to that bulky ship!

Pirate
Aye, aye!

Mary
Ah, they shot the ropes connecting the ships.
Looks like they're trying to flee.

Anne
Hum. She shoots as well as I do.

Anne
As expected from Francis Drake,
the first person to survive a trip around the world.

Anne
–Though, doing nothing does make me feel bad.
I guess I'll help a little bit.

Mary
Anne, you're so earnest.

Anne
Huhuhu. In the end, it's only a show, Mary.

Anne
My bullet. My pride. Our name is Freedom.
Catch the prey like a falcon... Just kidding.

Drake
Ugh...
What happened?

Pirate
Seems like an explosion in the bilge!

Drake
What!?

Mash
Impossible!

Drake
Dammit, they'll catch up.
No, at this rate, we'll sink before that!

Drake
I'll go fix the hole in the bilge!
You guys keep the ship balanced!

Pirate
That's unreasonable, Boss!
Everybody, stop the boss!

Drake
Hey, let me go, idiots!
If I don't go, who will–

Euryale
Asterios!?

Mash
The ship... He's lifting it up!?

Drake
We recovered!
Okay! Drop all Barrel Bombs behind us!

Drake
Drop 'em, drop 'em, drop 'em—

Blackbeard
Oooooou!? Wait there! I don't care about the old hag,
but please leave Missy Euryale and the Holy Grail behind!

Blackbeard
I don't want the old hag's body at all,
so at least give me Missy Euryaleeeeeee!

Mary
Our main objective is the Holy Grail, Captain.
Euryale is just a bonus.

Anne
Huhuhu, this captain isn't listening at all.

Drake
You said you're Blackbeard, right?
Someday! For sure! No matter what! At all costs!

Drake
I'll take your head and tie it on my bow!
Remember it, idiot! Dumbass! You...

Drake
Oooh, I can't think of any more insults!
In any case, I'll make sure to get revenge on youuuuuuu!

Section 6: Hunter of the Three Stars

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Euryale
Asterios! Where's Asterios?
Fujimaru! Mash! Help me look for him, too!

Fou
Fou! Fou, fou!
Kyuuuu!

Mash
Fou found him!
He'll bring him over!

Drake
I'll help! Ugh, so heavy!

Asterios
...Ugh...

Mash
Don't worry, he's alive. But the wound he got during the battle against us opened up.

Euryale
That's for being reckless before making a full recovery!

Euryale
What kind of moron keeps swimming while carrying a galleon! You dummy!

Asterios
...This kind...of...moron.

Euryale
It's not something to brag about!

Euryale
Did you forget your role of carrying me on your shoulders? Go on, clean your filthy body!

Asterios
Mgh...

Mash
Drake, how about the ship–

Drake
It's no good.
Nothing can make it budge.

Drake
...Although I think we'll be able to fix the ship,
thanks to Asterios bringing it to the coast.

Drake
But we don't have enough materials. Looks like this island has a forest, so I guess we can make some lumber out of those trees.

Euryale
Don't you think it's better to slay the forest monsters first? See, over there.

Mash
Right. I'd like to reassess the situation.

Drake
Oh boy, when we're done, I want to ask you something...
How to sink that huge fool of a pirate!

--BATTLE--

Drake
There wasn't much difference in the ships' performance.
The issue was the thickness of their armor.

Mash
Yes. Our cannons had no effect.
...Doctor, please tell us about Blackbeard.

Mash
I have some knowledge,
but I'm sure that Chaldea has more accurate data.

Dr. Roman
Right, Blackbeard was a pirate born 100 years after Francis Drake.

Dr. Roman
His real name was Edward Teach.
He was one of the pirates who ruled over the Caribbean.

Dr. Roman
His policy was simple. He would kill anyone who showed resistance but spared the rest.

Dr. Roman
Based in Nassau, he rampaged through these waters on his beloved ship, from Virginia to Honduras.

Mash
His beloved ship...
It had a name, right?

Dr. Roman
Yes. It was called "Queen Anne's Revenge."
He had 300 men on board.

Dr. Roman
He built up a large fleet centered around his flagship,
and reigned as one of the strongest and worst pirates.

Dr. Roman
However, he ended up losing his head.

Dr. Roman
...Even a pirate as fearsome as him...
Unbelievable...

Mash
...Don't say any more.
He's a Servant I'd rather not remember.

Euryale
I erased the image of that thing from my brain.
What? Has something happened?

Drake
Yeah, pirates are all trashy, but he is the trashiest of them all. The King of Trash. That's what he is.

Drake
Sorry, everybody.
I apologize on behalf of all pirates.

  1. You're also a victim, Drake.
  2. I know how you feel.
  Select: You're also a victim, Drake.

  Select: I know how you feel.

===Branch End===

Drake
Fujimaru...
You're a good {(M) guy /(F) girl}... You'd be a great pirate!

Drake
As a pirate, I can guarantee it!

Mash
Doctor, are there any stories that could give us hints on his Noble Phantasm?

Dr. Roman
There are a few... Among them, I think his ship has the highest possibility of being a Noble Phantasm.

Dr. Roman
I was monitoring the magical energy levels during the battle, and his ship gave off the strongest readings.

Dr. Roman
Captain Drake's "Golden Hind" too. Maybe it's the Holy Grail, but it showed magical energy similar to a Noble Phantasm...

Dr. Roman
Even then, that ship was superior...

Fou
Fou...

Drake
Hmm... I don't quite understand,
but are you saying that my ship is no match for his?

Mash
It seems that way...

Drake
Hmmm...

Dr. Roman
Wait a second... Nothing happened before you blasted the ropes and made your escape?

Dr. Roman
Did you inflict any damage to their side–

Mash
Ah, at that time... I believe we defeated Eric Bloodaxe.

Dr. Roman
Right! Yes, we confirmed that he vanished completely on our end as well.

Dr. Roman
...Ah, so that's it!

Mash
What do you mean?

Dr. Roman
Simply put, Blackbeard's Noble Phantasm–is that ship, "Queen Anne's Revenge."

Dr. Roman
Maybe it's a Noble Phantasm that powers up as
"his subordinates get stronger and stronger."

Mash
!!!

Dr. Roman
The moment you guys defeated Eric, the magical energy surrounding the ship clearly weakened.

Dr. Roman
After that, it stayed in that state until they lost sight of us.

Mash
In other words–the more Servants it carries,
the stronger it becomes?

Dr. Roman
There were five Servants including Blackbeard on that ship. With Eric defeated, it's now four.

Mash
Maybe the reason he sought Euryale...

Dr. Roman
...is because he gets stronger with her on board.
His personal interests also play a part, of course...

Mash
If only we could pull those Servants away somehow...
But I'm sure it will be hard.

Dr. Roman
Ah, I've never encountered a hindrance like him before.
He knows nothing and still disturbs our Holy Grail search!

Drake
Well, we pirates are all like that. We take treasures from people, no matter how good they may be.

Mash
...If it's hard to pull them away, we'll have to slay them.

Mash
...And we better do it fast, before Blackbeard becomes even more powerful.

Dr. Roman
...Offense is the best form of defense. Hmm?
I'm picking up couple life signatures on that island.

Dr. Roman
Looks like they're wyverns, be careful!

--BATTLE--

Drake
Oh, so this is a dragon?
It really looks like a lizard!

Mash
More precisely, a wyvern.
We fought many during our battles in France.

Mash
...Hmm?

Euryale
Something the matter?

Mash
Oh no, I just thought of something...

  1. Use the dragons as materials.
  2. Fix the ship with the dragons.
  Select: Use the dragons as materials.

  Select: Fix the ship with the dragons.

===Branch End===

Mash
...That's it, Master!

Drake
Huh? You're going to fix my ship with dragons?

Euryale
...Oh, that's brilliant. If you process it,
dragon scales are even harder than steel.

Euryale
We need someone really strong to process it,
but...

Asterios
Uuugh...

Euryale
Oh, you're here.
Can you handle it?

Asterios
Yes.

Mash
Looks like it won't be a problem for Asterios.
I'll try to strip their scales immediately!

Pirates
Yeah, I feel reassured with this guy!
But don't overdo it like before!

Pirates
Hey, let's eat first!
After that I'll let you meet our blacksmith!

Asterios
Y—Ye-ah...
We...eat food...together.

Drake
Hmm... These scales are tough, but we still need more.

Mash
Technical Director Leonardo. How many more wyverns do we need to slay to fix the ship?

Da Vinci
Considering the size of the scale and how it shrinks while processing... I think 30 more wyverns should be enough.

Mash
In that case, we should be able to do it in a day once we found a nest.

  1. Let's go hunting.
  2. Then it is a quest.
  Select: Let's go hunting.

  Select: Then it is a quest.

===Branch End===

Mash
We make pretty good adventurers, right, Master?

Drake
Hmmm, maybe I should change the ship's name to the "Golden Dragon"...

--ARROW--

H:???
...All right.
Uh, chop that up...and add some spices, and sauté...

H:???
Oh no,
we need to add some vegetables too, right?

H:???
Will that grass there do?
There!

H:???
Okay, now put it in that box... And stir...
Done!

H:???
Darling, I made you a boxed lunch!

E:???
Wait.
Do you even know how you made that?

E:???
It's just grilled meat with some plucked weeds sprinkled on top, you can't call it a boxed lunch.

H:???
Don't say that. Please try some?
It's tasty, you know?

E:???
How are you so confident in a boxed lunch with that kind of quality?

H:???
You're asking so much, darling...
What?

E:???
Hmm... Something's coming.
Looks like a Servant.

H:???
Is it friend or foe?

E:???
If she's cute, I don't care which side she's–

E:???
No, it's nothing.
Don't scrape me on this tree trunk! Owww!

H:???
Actually, this is perfect.
I'm getting bored of this island already.

H:???
I don't even know why we were summoned here in the first place!

E:???
Yes, you're right.
Friend or foe, we need information.

H:???
...Well, it's not like I want to leave or anything, though...

E:???
Speak for yourself.
These last two islands are way too boring.

H:???
And there weren't any cute girls?

E:???
No, there weren't.

E:???
...I'm sorry. I'm really sorry.

E:???
I forgot that I rely completely on you,
and that I leech off you for everything.

E:???
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, please don't swing me arouuu–

H:???
Ah... (slip)

E:???
Wha—at—!

H:???
Eek! Darling, I'm sorry!

E:???
You think apologizing is enough?! You moron!

Dr. Roman
...Be careful. I am picking up multiple wyverns.
And... What is this?

Dr. Roman
It's tiny. Maybe like a familiar...

Mash
There's a familiar on an island like this?

Dr. Roman
Hmmm... Something different about it, though.

Dr. Roman
Looks like it doesn't have that much magical energy,
so I don't think we need to be too concerned.

Euryale
...Hmmm.

Asterios
Huh?

Euryale
It's nothing. I just had a bad feeling.

Euryale
And, with your height, I'll be hitting my head on the tree branches.

Euryale
Please, duck a little, or hold me in your arms.
...Yes, that's way better.

Drake
Geez... Comfy enough there, Princess?

Euryale
Princess? I'm a goddess.

E:???
Please, stop. Stop! Don't chew, don't chew please!
Not food! Not food!

Mash
Just now! I think I heard a voice...
Master!

  1. Let's rescue them.
  2. Let's hurry.
  Select: Let's rescue them.

  Select: Let's hurry.

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes!

Mash
Wyverns!

Drake
Good timing, I'll turn you into materials!

--BATTLE--

Mash
That's the last one.
But, I thought I heard someone's voice earlier...

Drake
I am not seeing the usual mess wyverns left behind,
maybe they ran away?

Dr. Roman
Huh? That weak magic response I mentioned...
Seems like it's right near you.

Dr. Roman
Well? Can you find it?

Mash
No, not really...

E:???
Hrrrnngh!?

  1. I think you stepped on something?
  2. I heard a strange voice.
  Select: I think you stepped on something?

  Select: I heard a strange voice.

===Branch End===

Mash
What? I stepped on something?
Let's see... Could it be this?

Drake
What is it? A plush toy?
It sure is ugly. Even I can sew something better.

Dr. Roman
Ah, that's it. The magical energy I mentioned is coming from that thing.

Mash
Is this the familiar you mentioned?
...Hmmm, it doesn't look like anything but a plush toy.

E:???
Kyun kyun♪

Euryale
...
I can feel a really creepy gaze.

Mash
Me too.

Drake
What? You too?
So I'm not the only one...

E:???
...

Mash
(Stare...)

Euryale
(Stare...)

Drake
(Stare...)

E:???
...

Asterios
Wah!

E:???
Hyoo?
What are you doing?

E:???
...Oh.

Mash
Senpai, Senpai.
The unknown object is talking.

  1. Talking plushies are rare.
  2. Let's dissect it.
  Select: Talking plushies are rare.
Mash
...I see, it does look pretty rare.
E:???
I'm not a plush toy, okay?
Though I do look like one. I'll admit that.

  Select: Let's dissect it.
Mash
Dissect...
You're right. That's a pretty good idea.
E:???
No, it's not!

===Branch End===

Mash
...It really talks.
Are you friend or foe?

E:???
–Huh? That's my line!

E:???
...I'm sorry. I think we can be friends.
We have no intention of harming you.

H:???
Ah—!!

Mash
...A Servant?

E:???
Wait! They're not enemies... Pugyuru?!

H:???
Did you cheat on me again, darling?!
Despite! Having! ME!

H:???
I'm at the limit of my patience!
Come on, it is time to punish you!

E:???
What? How am I the first to get hit?
Wait! Wait! There's a misunderstanding!

E:???
I really was staring at their breasts and legs, but...
I'm sorr... Pugyuru!

Mash
U-Um...

H:???
What? Don't interfere in a lover's spat!
It is a civil matter! Civil court!

Mash
Master, what do we do?
This is the first time I feel at a loss.

Mash
Ah, no... When we met that Black-whatever earlier,
I felt like this too. One bad feeling after another.

Mash
In this era,
everyone has a few loose screws!

  1. What's your True Name?
  2. What are you doing here?
  Select: What's your True Name?

  Select: What are you doing here?

===Branch End===

H:???
Hmm? ...Wait, you're human?
Are you a Master?

E:???
Fujimaru... Right.
Okay, finally we meet a respectable Servant.

E:???
Let's see... This summon is for a Holy Grail War, right?
Are we friend or foe? Is the busty girl single?

H:???
Don't casually mix questions up!

  1. We're here to fix this era.
  2. We're here to repair the world.
  Select: We're here to fix this era.

  Select: We're here to repair the world.

===Branch End===

--ARROW--

Orion
...I see.
Now I get what's going on, more or less.

H:???
Huh... So this world is endless?
Eternal?

Mash
Even if this era is,
I believe it will still vanish if its outer frame is gone.

Mash
And if that happens, we'll be defeated,
and human history will come to an end.

H:???
Poo...

Orion
Hey, you were thinking that you wanted to live in this world forever and stuff, weren't you?

H:???
Oh! Guessing what's on my mind...
It's like we're in love... How lovely...

Orion
If I have to live in an eternal world,
I'd prefer to die in the hell.

Mash
Senpai, Senpai...

Mash
Those two people... Or one person and one thing?
There's something weird about their relationship...

H:???
What is it? No matter how you look at it,
Darling and I are the best couple of the Servant world.

Orion
Hmm, from a third party viewpoint, it must look strange for a woman to be talking to a plush toy...

Mash
I see, each person has their own tastes.
That aside, could you help us?

H:???
Hmm, what do you think, Darling?

Orion
You ask what I think, but with humanity about to be exterminated. We have no choice but to help, idiot!

H:???
I'm not an idiot! I'm a goddess!

Orion
Quiet you useless goddess!
(Slap, slap, slap, slap, slap, slap!)

H:???
Ah, it's DV!
This is what you call domestic violence, right?

Euryale
This is just too much, I can't see the end of it...

Drake
...By the way... Lady Goddess.
What's your name?

Artemis
What? I'm Artemis.

Mash
What!?

Fou
Fou?!

Dr. Roman
What?!

Euryale
...

Asterios
Uh?

Drake
A super famous one just appeared...
She doesn't seem to be faking it... What do we do?

Mash
How about that plush toy right there?

Artemis
He is my love, Orion.

Artemis
...I knew that he was going to be summoned, and got worried so I came as his substitute!

Dr. Roman
I, I see... By lowering her divinity, it allows her to be summoned as a substitute Heroic Spirit...

Dr. Roman
It's not like there aren't previous cases...

Orion
I'm Orion. When I was summoned into this Holy Grail War, I got turned into a strange creature.

Orion
...Strange creature...
Strange...

  1. I am crying.
  2. Live strong.
  Select: I am crying.

  Select: Live strong.

===Branch End===

Orion
By the way, I'm infinitely close to useless.
I can't live unless I totally depend on her for everything.

Artemis
Hehe.
You can depend on me even more, Darling.

Orion
I want to be independent...

Mash
Ahem.

Mash
Then let's fight together.
Artemis, Orion.

Mash
Now, we need dragon's scales to fix our ship.
Let's pool our strengths and gather them!

Orion
Okay, this way... Dragon nests are usually hidden in bleak places like this.

Artemis
Darling, so smart♪

Dr. Roman
It's just like Orion said.
I am picking up multiple dragons nearby.

Mash
Okay Servants.
Let's go hunting!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Finally, we're halfway.

Drake
So hot, so tired, so exhausted, need booze...

Euryale
The captain is such a slacker.

Drake
Well, you've been leaving everything to Asterios for a while now...

Euryale
That's fine.
I give orders, and he acts.

Artemis
Hey, hey, Darling.

Orion
What?

Artemis
Are there male and female wyverns?

Orion
They have parents, but I've never heard about gender.

Mash
Parents?

Orion
Yes. Their parents are not of the wyvern subspecies.
Wyverns are born from their superior species, dragons.

Orion
I guess they're more like minions than children.

Mash
...So... For example...
They are way bigger than wyverns?

Orion
...Yeah. Indeed...

Mash
And if we keep slaying their wyvern minions,
they will become excited or angry?

Orion
...Well, they probably won't forgive us...

Mash
Master...

  1. A boss battle is a given.
  2. Let's apologize.
  Select: A boss battle is a given.
Mash
I know nothing about such givens!

  Select: Let's apologize.
Mash
If we apologize, will they forgive us?
Euryale
The dragons basically think we declared war against them when we entered their territory in the first place.
Euryale
It's useless.
Go, fight now. Like a hero, do your best♪

===Branch End===

Mash
...Understood.
Mash Kyrielight–heading in!

--BATTLE--

Mash
I've fought dragons before,
but it never gets easier.

Orion
Why do I have to take part in this?

Asterios
Ugh.

Euryale
Oh well, you have enough scales now, don't you?
That was quite fun.

Euryale
It's easy to sit back and see how things pan out,
but it's also fun to see people struggle up close.

Drake
Thanks for the god-like opinion.
You sure got noticed by someone bizarre huh, big guy?

Asterios
Ugh...

Section 7: Queen Anne's Revenge

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Drake
Improvements and repairs complete!
We fixed the hole in the bilge. No leaks found.

Drake
We also equipped the ram with the leftover scales.
Things are going to get interesting.

Drake
Now... Asterios! Time for your unrivaled strength and dauntless courage to step up!

Asterios
Uh... Uhhh!

Euryale
Looks like your wound has healed. You really are durable. Just like my loser sister.

Euryale
All right, go for it!

Asterios
Uuuuhhh—!

Pirates
Whoaaaa!
Incredible!

Pirates
Damn, Asterios! There anything you can't do!?
We all admire you... Uh, as men...

Asterios
Ugh... Huh.

Drake
All right, men! Time to take our revenge on Blackbeard!
Don't worry, this time we'll be fine!

Drake
Believe in me and follow me!

Artemis
Hey Darling.
Let's do that. The you-know-what.

Artemis
That thing where I stand at the bow and extend both arms.

Orion
Yep, you can do it. By yourself.
Be careful of seagulls.

Artemis
You won't hug me from behind?
So cruel!

Orion
Don't ask a plush toy for the impossible!

Pirate
Hey Boss, what is that thing?

Drake
It's a harmless creature. Just let it be.
Fou is way cuter anyway.

Fou
Fou!

Mash
Fou said, "Don't compare me to that."

Drake
Oh my... I'm sorry, Fou.
Indeed, you have more class and flair.

Drake
...All right, we're setting sail!
Ring the bell!

Pirate
Boss! I've already found a pirate ship!

Drake
Let's take them down to liven things up!

Mash
Roger that!

--BATTLE--

Drake
We'll be entering unknown territory soon.
We won't be able to use the Vikings' map anymore.

Drake
It'll be an adventure, so that's fine!
The problem is Blackbeard's ship.

Mash
Even with just four Servants,
it's still a formidable amount of enemies.

Mash
If we make a bad approach,
their guns and cannons will destroy our ship.

Drake
We're way faster though.
Should we use the ram to charge in?

Mash
These seas don't seem to have many obstacles...
We'll probably encounter them from afar like last time.

Mash
If we were to have any chance, it would have to be during a Wild Hunt...

Mash
They don't notice us, we notice them, and then a storm hits at the perfect time–

Drake
That's wishing for too much, really.

Euryale
...How about we shoot arrows before they notice us,
to confuse them?

Mash
They'll certainly be confused,
but there are still Servants on their side.

Mash
...That woman with the musket is especially problematic.
If it turns into a gunfight, I don't think the confusion tactic will work.

Artemis
Why doesn't someone board their ship and cause a riot before the ships collide?

Orion
Are you stupid? How would someone board their ship before our ship... Oh.

Mash
...Something wrong?

Artemis
Heheh. I am a goddess.
But... I was technically summoned as Orion.

Artemis
So I have control over Orion's power.

Dr. Roman
Ah, now I remember.
Orion can walk on water.

Euryale
You're the son of Lord Poseidon so you can walk on water... Wait, that's it?

Orion
...Look, even I wish I had slightly cooler powers!

Orion
I mean, walk on water?
What am I, a water strider or something?

Artemis
Aww, you're so cute when you're sad and gloomy!
I just want to squeeze you tight! Squeeeeeeze...

Orion
Mash, comfort me in your bosom!

Mash
I refuse.

Orion
Ngyuu...

Drake
Anyway, we've been dealt a new card.
Now, I have something to ask you guys...

Orion
Great.
I'm excited but have a bad feeling...

--ARROW--

Blackbeard
Woo-hoo-hoo! Heh, heh, heh...
Hohohohoho...

Blackbeard
Gasp! Awww, once I wake up,
my harem is nothing but a distant dream.

Blackbeard
The only ones here are our teacher and the yuri couple in their own little world.

Blackbeard
...Well, I happen to like yuri myself.
Since sleeping alone is so lonely (glance)

Mary
–Incredible, Anne.
This captain wants to sleep with us.

Anne
For someone with zero popularity,
or rather, negative popularity, that's rich.

Anne
Actually, we didn't appear in your dreams, did we?
If so, I'll just have to hit you with my gunstock till you forget.

Blackbeard
Heh heh. So many heroines populate my dreams, I just don't remember.

Mary
–Incredible, Anne.
The captain has lumped us together as mob heroines.

Anne
Yes♪ Let's kill him, after all♪

C:???
...Huh? Hey Captain, your enemies are here.
That Francis Drake.

Blackbeard
Euryale-chan is here?
And the Holy Grail, too!

C:???
Most likely. I have to say,
they're out for revenge a lot earlier than expected.

Blackbeard
Yahoo! Prepare to receive them!

Mary
Well, I guess we don't have a choice. Let's get to work.

Anne
Yeah, you're right. But I'm pretty sure I opened a big hole in their bilge... What did they do?

C:???
–What's more important is how they're coming back after such a severe beating.

C:???
...They have something up their sleeve.
But I have nothing to do with it.

Blackbeard
Mmm?
Are they planning to charge straight in without a plan?

Blackbeard
A reckless and self-destructive assault!
Pretty unusual for that old hag.

Mary
Not exactly, Captain. Isn't the one at the bow the Servant you're infatuated with?

Blackbeard
Euryale-chan? What's this about my Euryale-chan?
Bow! Is she at the bow?

Blackbeard
Yay! Euryale-chan!
Come spread your arms at the bow with me—

Blackbeard
Huh?

Euryale
Tch, I missed.
No, I feel like I missed on purpose.

Euryale
I felt like my arrow would be soiled...

Mash
I'm sorry, but can you try to aim and shoot him down?
Your arrows are disposable. Deal with it.

Mash
If we don't get him now, Captain Drake and I have to fight that Servant in close combat.

Euryale
I know.
But instead of hitting Blackbeard directly–

Euryale
It's better if I hit someone else.
That's how my "arrow" works.

Euryale
Some of them are boarding our ship.

Euryale
There aren't many, so let's defeat them quickly.

--BATTLE--

Blackbeard
Hey comrades! If you get hit by Euryale-chan's arrows I'll kill you off immediately, so be careful!

Pirate
...Huh? Captain, what on earth are you saying...

Pirate
Ow?

Pirate
...Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...
Ohhhhh!

Pirate
You scum... You scum!
For Lady Euryale's sake... Die!

Pirate
Huh?
Captain, why did you... Ugh... Ah—

Blackbeard
See, now your blood got my shirt all dirty. Remember,
DEATH is what happens when you're careless!

Pirate
A-Aye, aye, sir!

Blackbeard
Missy Anne! Missy Anne!

Anne
Please don't call to me in that creepy voice.
What is it, Captain?

Blackbeard
Gigigi. Say, why don't you go pew pew at them!

Anne
If it wasn't for the disruption, I would have done so.

Blackbeard
Countin' on ya♪

Blackbeard
Let's see...
Don't tell me this is all you got, old hag-chan?

Drake
–Of course not, pervert captain.

Blackbeard
...Above!?

Artemis
Hi♪

Blackbeard
An angel... There is an angel here...
There is an angel... But who are you?

Mary
A Servant!?

Artemis
I am Orion!
I'll kill all of you☆

Pirate
Ugh!

Pirate
Gyah!

Mary
I'll go! You keep shooting there, Anne!

Anne
Gotcha!

Orion
...Geez. They sure work their plush toys really hard.
One, two. One, two. One, two.

Pirate
We're almost in cannon range!
Grab all reserve ammo from the arsenal!

Orion
Sure, sure, show me where it is, please...

Artemis
Hai, yaa! Take that!

Pirate
Gyah!

Blackbeard
Dammit! Missy Mary!
I'm counting on you!

Mary
You don't need to say it!

Artemis
Oh human, I'd be troubled if you get too close to me.

Mary
Figures. Since you're probably an Archer from the looks of it!

Artemis
Exactly! Bye-bye now!

Mary
Hey, wait!

Orion
Artemis! Tell them we're ready!

Artemis
Darling!
Understood, Captain!

--ARROW--

Drake
All right! Helmsman, hard to starboard! Get a good angle! We'll rip through its belly with the ram!

Pirate
Gotcha, Boss!
Hard to starboard!

Blackbeard
What is that small thing.
...That small thing...

Blackbeard
Oh... My... God!
Everyone, hold on!

Blackbeard
It's gonna explooooooooooode!

Mary
What?

Anne
Explode?

C:???
Ah, so that's what's going on! Dammit!

Pirate
E-Explosions! In the ammo hold!

Artemis
That went well, Darling!

Orion
I-I thought I'd die down there! I lit the fuse and ran! Ran at full speed!

Mary
You bastards–!

Artemis
How rude.
Fine, I'll play with you for a while.

Orion
Don't play, shoot her down!
...Though, what a waste it will be.

Artemis
Okay♪ Oh, and Darling, I'll punish you later☆

Pirate
C-Captain! What should we do?

Blackbeard
C-C-C-Calm down! Everybody calm down!
Extinguish the fire first! Now everybody strip down–

Anne
Regain your sanity, Captain.

Blackbeard
W-W-W-W-What? I'm super sane, you know?
More importantly, Missy Anne, take off your pants too–

Anne
Next time you say that, I'll shoot.

Blackbeard
I'm sane again! And I understand!
Hard to starboard! Anyway, we have to get out of here!

Pirate
Aye, aye!

Blackbeard
...Oh, great. Looks like it's too late!

Pirate
Huh?

Blackbeard
All hands, brace for impact!
Bahahaha, I've always wanted to say that!

Mary
It's the Golden Hind!

Anne
Right! Both fast and sturdy!

Drake
Prepare to board, my filthy scoundrels!
Yes, yes! Let the plundering begin!

Asterios
Uuuuuuuu!!

Euryale
Asterios, go!

Mash
Well, Master, can't keep Blackbeard waiting!

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

  Select: Let's do it, Mash!

===Branch End===

--BATTLE--

Section 8: Desperate Battle

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Mary
Haaaaaah!

Mash
...Ugh!

Anne
Mary, I'll join in!

Mary
Okay!

Mash
These two...combined, they're one Servant?

Mary
My name is Mary Read.

Anne
And I'm Anne Bonny.

Mash
The legendary female pirates...
No wonder their teamwork's sublime!

Mary
...Interesting.
So Heroic Spirits of Shield really do exist.

Anne
They have many Servants on their side as well.
Mary, for now, why don't we do the usual thing.

Mary
–Okay.
We haven't lost quite yet.

Mary
If we can hold you off, we can win.
...Let's go!

--BATTLE--

Mary
...So we fell short.
Sorry Captain, we're going on ahead.

Anne
Captain. Please don't get depressed just because we're not around anymore.

Anne
...Being a victor is all you're worth. If you lose,
we're the ones who end up looking like fools.

--ARROW--

Blackbeard
Mmph! Then, Blackbeard's beard began shining like gold or silver or burning red, and he rose like a phoenix!

Blackbeard
At least emotionally!

Mash
Ugh. This is discouraging...

  1. Don't give up.
  2. Hang in there.
  Select: Don't give up.

  Select: Hang in there.

===Branch End===

Mash
Even Master starts to sound unmotivational.

Blackbeard
Backs against the wall, all is vanity, Glory to the Sutra.
However!

Blackbeard
I hate to brag, but this Blackbeard never even thought he could lose!

Drake
Oh, look who's talking, you swine!
Now this finally feels like a death-match!

Drake
You and I, we're the same. A pair of heartless scoundrels who live our lives taking or saving lives!

Drake
The loser is scum and the winner is justice! In that case,
I'll trample your justice with my demonic heels!

Blackbeard
Aww♪
You're acting pretty cool for an old hag...

Blackbeard
If I was a woman, I'm sure that right now there'd be romantic BGM playing with an event CG where I start stripping.

Blackbeard
Such a bother to create backups and programming for that though...

Drake
I seriously don't understand what you are saying at all...

Mash
You don't need to understand.
I guarantee that you'll never need that knowledge.

Blackbeard
Well, anyway!
Let's have our showdown, old hag!

Drake
Insult me as much as you want.

Drake
Now that I can punch you directly in the face–
I'll laugh at your jokes.

Drake
And when I finish with you, not even your mom can recognize you! Mash! Fujimaru!

Mash
I'm on it.
Let's go, Master!

--BATTLE--

Blackbeard
Ugh... Not yet...not yet...
I'm...not even...at my full power...yet!

Blackbeard
If I really put my mind to it, there's no way I'd ever lose to a Servant or two...let alone the old hag!

Drake
If you can blab like that after a fatal blow,
you certainly got some guts.

Drake
I don't respect you, but I am impressed.
The great pirate born 100 years after me.

Drake
I know you wanted the Holy Grail, but give up.
That's my treasure.

Drake
Treasures at sea have no rightful owners.
"First come, first served" is our rule, right?

Blackbeard
Yeah... That's right... Feels good... What a feel-good conclusion... That's how a pirate should be...

Blackbeard
Ugh!

Mash
...What?

Drake
Teach!
Dammit, you... To your own comrade!?

--ARROW--

F:???
Well... You finally let your guard down, Captain.

F:???
I mean, you act totally carefree, but wherever you are,
you're always gripping your gun warily.

F:???
This old man's really impressed.

F:???
After all, a genius who acts like a moron is more trouble than a moron calling himself a genius.

Blackbeard
...I see...
So that's why...I couldn't read your true thoughts...

Blackbeard
But betraying me under these circumstances?
Mistah Hektor, are you an idiot?

Mash
Hektor!?

Hektor
Oh please, this old man's doing it knowing there's a fair chance to succeed.

Hektor
All right Captain,
I'll take your Holy Grail now!

Blackbeard
Don't mock me!

Hektor
Too bad, you missed.
The Holy Grail...is mine!

Mash
Is that...the Holy Grail!?

Mash
Edward Teach was...
the Singularity for this era?

Blackbeard
I screwed up...

Hektor
Now all that's left is...you.
Francis Drake.

Hektor
Sheesh. The plan was to let the Holy Grail fall into an idiot's hands, causing this era to fall apart.

Hektor
I can't believe that a voyager who exists only to stop that would appear. The Naval Chart of Mankind sure walks on a tightrope.

  1. Stop him, Mash!
  2. Defeat him, Mash!
  Select: Stop him, Mash!

  Select: Defeat him, Mash!

===Branch End===

Mash
I won't allow it!

Mash
What?

Hektor
Just kidding.
I don't care about the correct Holy Grail.

Hektor
My objective is...her.

Mash
...The ship!

Euryale
Eek!

Mash
Euryale!

Euryale
Hey, let me go!

Hektor
Please behave.

Drake
That means you were betraying Teach even before you boarded this ship?

Hektor
Correct.
I guess you can call me a Trojan Horse?

Hektor
Granted, I've never seen the real thing.

Asterios
Let her goooo!

Hektor
...Whoa! You're a dangerous one!

Euryale
Oh!

Hektor
Minotaur–huh?
A combination that is truly beauty and the beast.

Hektor
Still... This old man hasn't fallen so far as to be defeated by an incompetent Berserker!

--BATTLE--

Asterios
Ugh!

Euryale
Asterios!

Hektor
Tch!
...Hey now Captain, are you still alive?

Blackbeard
Hee hee hee. It's the power of love!
...Just kidding. That was my final blow.

Hektor
Tch!
But, I've achieved my goal. Too bad, pirates.

Orion
Dammit, he had a ship ready!
Cheeky bastard!

Artemis
Should we go after him, Darling?
I'm sure we could

Orion
We can't!

Artemis
...Why not?

Orion
Because right now,
both you and I are Servants.

Artemis
Hmph. So you think that I'd lose, Darling?

Orion
That's a Lancer.
On top of that, if he's Hektor then he's also, you know...

Orion
The great hero of the Trojan War. The greatest conflict in which the gods of Olympus intervened.

Orion
Even the omnipotent, invincible hero Achilles took many years to defeat him.

Orion
If you were in your "true body" sure,
but with my power as your base it's a bit much.

Artemis
Hmph. Surprisingly calm.

Orion
Not really. Everybody's mad right now.
One of us has to be calm, or it's hopeless.

Artemis
Oh, you're so cool!
Darling! Embrace me! Do what you want with me!

Orion
Like I said, don't ask the impossible from a plush toy!

Mash
Blackbeard's subordinates... vanished.

Dr. Roman
They were created by Blackbeard's magical energy.
Now that the Holy Grail is gone, they can't be maintained.

Dr. Roman
...Even though he himself still looks full of energy.

Blackbeard
Hey everybody, it's almost time to say goodbye!
Don't you dare think you won, old hag, got that?

Drake
Yeah, yeah.
The more you talk, the more you sound like a sore loser.

Drake
Hurry up and begone, Blackbeard.
It must be hard for you to even breathe right now.

Blackbeard
Damn you. You're being nice to me...
Makes my heart flutter.

Blackbeard
I'd say, "Marry me, I'll make you happy"...
I mean, you've been single ever since you were born, no?

Drake
I've had enough of you nitwit!
Hurry up and kick the bucket!

Blackbeard
Hahaha, what a nice insult!

Blackbeard
Now that I'm satisfied, it's time to die!
But this time I won't be beheaded.

Blackbeard
Because I am the greatest pirate after all!
I am a merry pirate, and I will die as one!

Blackbeard
I regret that I wasn't able to create my harem,
but I still had fun. I approve!

Blackbeard
...Oh, old hag.
Don't you need a story route where I revive as a rival?

Blackbeard
Wouldn't it be great if I revived with a line like
"It's been decided, I'm the one who defeats you!" or something?

Drake
...Not needed, useless.
Come on, snuff it.

Drake
Mash told me about your final moments.
Make sure to take that head with you!

Blackbeard
Okay, well that's all fine!
Hah, that's all dandy and fine! Fandy and dine!

Blackbeard
The woman who Blackbeard respected most!
The pirate who he yearned for most!

Blackbeard
She is present at Blackbeard's deathbed,
and he keeps his head intact!

Blackbeard
Then, farewell humanity!
Farewell pirates!

Blackbeard
And so Blackbeard draws his last breath! Haha!
Ahahahaha!

Drake
Hurry up and die, Edward.
In the end, both you and I are headed to hell.

Drake
Why don't we pay for our misdeeds with disgrace and shame like true pirates?

Mash
...The ship will collapse.
Let's go back!

Mash
Come, Asterios.
Hold onto me.

Asterios
Ugh...
Eu...ry...ale...

Mash
...

Section 9: Tracks Down the Dandies

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E:???
Excuse me.
I'm coming in, Master.

F:???
Hey, what's going on?
My beloved!

E:???
Lord Hektor contacted us.
It seems he caught Euryale.

F:???
I see! I see, I see, I see!
All right!

F:???
We were told, if we offer up Euryale,
we can obtain even more power.

F:???
Me! I'll be more powerful than anyone. I'll be invincible!
Wouldn't that be amazing?

E:???
Yes, very.
I think that would be extremely amazing, Master.

F:???
I like your smile. Your smile is like the sun.
It never fails to enrich my heart.

F:???
Oh, but you seem a little tired.
Are you all right?

F:???
You've been the ship's power source for so long.
I want you to tell me when it gets too hard.

F:???
See. Just a bit. If it is just a bit,
I can think about letting you rest.

E:???
T-Thank you very much! But it's fine.
Your words alone are enough for me to go on.

F:???
Perfect—yes. That's how you should be.
The woman who will become my lovely wife.

F:???
As soon as Hektor returns,
let's go search for "you-know-what."

F:???
I mean, where the hell is it?
You still haven't received any oracle?

E:???
Correct. I assume that as soon as Lord Hektor returns,
I will receive an oracle showing where we must go.

F:???
What's with all these problems...
They always keep dragging me down...

F:???
Ah, I'm really sorry.
I don't mean to blame them.

F:???
But, I have the right to receive these oracles too.
Why is it only you–?

E:???
...?
What is it, Master?

F:???
...Nothing.
Haste makes waste I guess.

F:???
That's right, that must be it. For now, I'll believe in your oracles, and do my best as the captain.

E:???
Yes, that is what we hope.
Let's go welcome Lord Hektor.

E:???
We members of Argonautai are undefeatable heroes.
There is no way a random group like theirs can win.

F:???
Yes, you're right! We are the strongest!
There is no mistake. Our strength is unparalleled!

F:???
We have the world's greatest, strongest hero, and witch on our side! Oh, and there's one useless woman, too.

F:???
Hmph, to think someone would vow chastity to someone like Artemis and reject my invitation like that.

F:???
Should be a shark's meal by now.
Serves her right.

F:???
Now, everybody!
Prepare to depart!

F:???
We shall obtain the "Ark." Even the golden ram pales in comparison to this treasure.

F:???
With the Holy Grail and the "Ark,"
I will reign as the king of Okeanos!

Drake
Full speed ahead!
Hey, lookout! Pay close attention to what's ahead!

Drake
Once you see that ship, call out!

Pirate
Aye, aye, Boss!

Drake
...That tiny ship is faster than it looks.

Drake
With their head start, unless they stop,
we might not catch up...

Asterios
Uh, uuh...

Mash
Don't worry, she won't die.

Asterios
Eu...ryale... I...will...save you.

Mash
...I understand how you feel.
But for now, concentrate on healing your wounds.

Asterios
No!

  1. We'll save her.
  2. We'll help too.
  Select: We'll save her.

  Select: We'll help too.

===Branch End===

Asterios
...
...

Asterios
Do... You... Promise?

Mash
Of course. Drake is sailing the ship at top speed with that very same thought.

Asterios
...Uh.

Pirate
Boss! A pirate ship's headed our way!

Drake
Damn, at a time like this!?

Mash
Master, let's take them out quickly.

Asterios
...Crush!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Master...
I'm sure Blackbeard said "Hektor."

Mash
If that's the case, then that spear is the sword "Durandal," later inherited by Roland, one of the Twelve Paladins of Charlemagne.

Mash
Or rather, the base for that sword.

Mash
It's a miracle that Asterios didn't die.
That's how powerful that spear was.

Dr. Roman
But I wonder what Hektor plans to do,
with Euryale.

Drake
Human trafficking... No, it can't be.

Orion
...But he sounded like he had a clear goal in his mind from the beginning.

Mash
Yes. From the start, Servant Hektor had his eye on Mistah Blackbeard's Holy Grail.

  1. Blackbeard seemed wary of that.
  2. Mash, why "Mistah"...
  Select: Blackbeard seemed wary of that.

  Select: Mash, why "Mistah"...

===Branch End===

Orion
I can understand the Holy Grail,
but why Euryale?

Dr. Roman
It's not about bolstering forces.
Euryale herself isn't that powerful of a Servant.

Dr. Roman
I think what makes her special is the fact that she IS a Servant.

Drake
What? What do you mean?

Dr. Roman
Actually, in the past, we met "another" her...
No, maybe her... Big sister, perhaps?

Dr. Roman
Anyway, we met a girl summoned as a Servant despite being a goddess.

Dr. Roman
Euryale is not a hero,
nor is she someone whose name is engraved into history.

Dr. Roman
She was treated as a goddess in Greek mythology.
"The one who flies far"–that is Euryale.

Dr. Roman
Or she was a monster.
The middle sister of–the three Gorgons.

Dr. Roman
The youngest is the famous Medusa,
I can see her being summoned into a Holy Grail War.

Dr. Roman
But, not Euryale. She is just a goddess,
an idol of ideals, and undoubtedly weak.

Dr. Roman
For her to be summoned as a Servant is a strange phenomenon.

Dr. Roman
...Though some other Servants are just as peculiar.

Dr. Roman
Usually it's hard for Divine Spirits to become Servants.
Unless there is a really special case.

Dr. Roman
In addition, a pure god becoming a Servant is something that isn't supposed to happen in the world of Magecraft.

Artemis
Really? Who's like that?

Orion
Us, take the hint.

Drake
Basically what you're saying is, Euryale isn't good enough to be kidnapped for her fighting prowess?

Asterios
...

Drake
Well, that's not a reason for us not to save her.
Plus, she's a great singer.

Drake
I like great singers.
It is a very important role for sailors, right men?

Pirate
Aye!
It heals our rotten heart!

Drake
There ya go.. Don't worry, big guy.
Nobody on this ship wants to abandon that girl.

Asterios
...

Mash
...

  1. What's wrong, Mash?
  2. Is something the matter?
  Select: What's wrong, Mash?

  Select: Is something the matter?

===Branch End===

Mash
...No. Captain Drake's personality is just very complicated.

Mash
...It's hard to explain, but she reminds me of you.
Facing difficulties. Helping those around her.

Mash
It is an advantage, a merit, that humans possess.
But why—

Mash
Is Francis Drake a villain?
As she is now, and back in history.

Mash
She is such a good person, but her actions are that of an outlaw.

Mash
I can't understand this contradiction well—

Drake
Ah, dammit.
It had to happen in a time like this!

Drake
Everybody tie yourself to the ship!
There's a storm coming!

--ARROW--

Pirate
What should we do, Boss?

Drake
Shut up, I'm thinking! Um... The distance between us and that ship is about this much...

Drake
This storm has a small range... Perhaps...
Depending on distance, it'll be a tailwind for them...

Drake
...The ship's armor is... Oh, that's right.
Since we used THAT for repairs...

Drake
All right!

Drake
You guys!
Good news and bad news, which do you want first?

Pirate
Let's see. Bad news first...

Drake
All right.

Drake
This Hektor guy who kidnapped Euryale probably won't be affected by this storm!

Drake
If we sit tight, he'll probably pull so far away that we'll never catch up!

Pirate
...Um. So what's the good news?

Drake
Rejoice, guys! We're gonna raise all sails to and cruise at top speed in this storm!

Drake
Let's have another exciting ride through the seas!

Pirate
How is that good news!?

Drake
Shut up or you'll get the boot!
Anyways, get moving!

Drake
Mash, Asterios, and Lady Artemis,
please help us too!

Drake
...Of course Fujimaru, too.
Okay, let's go!

Mash
Master... L-Let's do our best!

Drake
Come on, keep going!

Pirate
Boss! Our ship won't last much more!

Drake
Really? But it is pretty stable, isn't it?

Pirate
What?
...Now that you mention it, indeed...

Drake
Did you forget? We used a bunch of dragon scales when we repaired this ship.

Drake
It'll take more than this to sink us!
This is no sailboat!

Drake
Got that? Now, charge forth!

Pirate
Boss, there's a ship up ahead!

Drake
Did we catch up!?

Pirate
It's not them.
That ship is bigger than ours!

Drake
It's similar to Blackbeard's ship!?

Pirate
Yes, but–

Drake
But?

Pirate
It looks pretty beat up.
That's all I can tell in this storm!

Drake
Give me the telescope!

Drake
Mm-hmm.
...What is that, a ghost ship?

Mash
A ghost ship?

Dr. Roman
Wow, it's even more like an ocean adventure novel now!
So much excitement, I want to turn this into a book!

Drake
Hah, ghost ships are usually just vessels that were abandoned for things like mutiny and starvation.

Drake
...Hmm?
Some light... is headed this way... Eek!?

Orion
Drake made a really strange sound just now!

Artemis
Her voice was like a maiden's!

Mash
Master!?

  1. Huh, what?
  2. What's wrong?
  Select: Huh, what?

  Select: What's wrong?

===Branch End===

Mash
Nothing, I just was shocked by Drake's voice.
What happened, Drake?

Drake
F-Forget about my scream, look to the bow!
Enemy attack! Ghosts are attacking us!

--BATTLE--

Drake
Ugh... Thank goodness we beat them...

Mash
Drake, are you afraid of ghosts?

Drake
Can't a pirate be superstitious!?

Mash
S-Sure. There's no problem.
Sorry.

Drake
All right, the storm is winding down.
Hang on just a little more.

Drake
Let's go!

--ARROW--

Hektor
Now, according to my calculations, it's almost time.

Euryale
...Why me? Does your Master have the same tastes as Blackbeard?

Hektor
Oh no, my boss may be a worthless womanizer,
but he's not brave enough to hit on a goddess like you.

Hektor
Let's just say your very existence is important.

Hektor
Even if you've fallen to the level of a Servant,
Divine Spirits normally don't appear in this world.

Hektor
...So, now that you've appeared,
it'd be a waste not to use you, right?

Euryale
As a Divine Spirit, I'm low-tier, you know?

Hektor
They're probably not expecting any combat skills from a goddess like you.

Hektor
"Offer a god as a sacrifice."
This is the only thing we expect from you.

Euryale
Oh? Offer to whom?

Hektor
To the world. We can't tolerate being part of an endless spiral.

Hektor
Even if we take a little risk,
we have to blow this world to pieces.

Euryale
...Who do you serve, exactly?

Hektor
Mm... That's a good question.
Who do you think this old man is serving!?

Euryale
...In any case, asserting principles of anarchy is sure to meet interference in the end.

Euryale
Honestly, whether or not they'll come is like fifty-fifty.

Euryale
...Hmph, it must have been because Asterios was there.

Hektor
What?
That is "the Golden Hind!"

Drake
Okay, we caught up.
Can't waste anymore time, let's ram into them!

Drake
Are you ready, guys!?

Pirate
Yup!

Mash
Yes!

Drake
Good! Let's land a hard one on that guy!

Mash
Master, we are ready to fight too.

Orion
Hey, Asterios! Calm down, calm down!
Relax, please!

Asterios
Euryale!

Artemis
Nope, no good. Can I let him go?

Orion
Letting him go now is like painting a target for that spear. Come, there there. Now, there there.

Asterios
Uhhh!

Orion
Fine! I got it!
Wait 10 more seconds. 10, 1, 0!

Artemis
You cut corners, Darling!

Orion
Thinking rationally, there was no way a plush toy could stop a Berserker...

Artemis
You should've realized that sooner!

Mash
Asterios!?
I-I will go with him!

  1. Let's rescue Euryale!
  2. Let's help Asterios!
  Select: Let's rescue Euryale!

  Select: Let's help Asterios!

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes!

Hektor
Geez, what a pain in the ass.
Oh, brother–But this old man...

Hektor
Is really good at defense to the point even I hate it!

--BATTLE--

Mash
These pirates are way more tenacious than before!

Asterios
Give... Baaaaaaaaaaack!

Hektor
Geez, that damned Minotaur!
Fine, I'll give her back!

Euryale
Aughh!

Asterios
Eu...

Hektor
Nothing like the predictability of a Berserker!

Mash
I won't let you–!

Hektor
Demi-Servant!

Mash
Hero Hektor—who do you serve, and what are you after... I'll have you tell me!

Hektor
Huh. Pretty interesting, little girl.
This old man would rather not take a young life...

Hektor
But the world is cruel like that.
Let me show you what that truly means!

--BATTLE--

Hektor
Tch, she's surprisingly tough!
That's why I can't stand heroes with shields!

Mash
Haaa!

Hektor
–Well, this old man won through persistence.
Dear me, I'm tired, so tired.

Pirate
Boss! A ship up ahead!
I-It's a ship that I've never seen before!

Drake
Did you say a ship that you've never seen before?!

Mash
!!!

Hektor
Yes, thanks for that!
My current "superior" is on that ship.

Asterios
Oh... Uh!

Hektor
Now, time for the counterattack.
This old man's gonna be serious about it now, yeah?

Section 10: World's Oldest Pirate Ship

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Pirate
Boss! They're approaching!

Drake
Cannons ready! Fire!

Pirate
Not good, it didn't do anything!
They deflected every single cannonball!

Drake
Ugh, each and every one! Hmm. You know what?

Drake
If we wanna burn down a ship, we should just ram our own burning ship into them, yeah?

F:???
–All right, found them.
Okay, Heracles.

F:???
Let's send those scrappy masses gathered there a hearty greeting.

Mash
What? They threw a boulder?

Asterios
Move...away!

Asterios
Nuaaaah!!

Euryale
Asterios!

F:???
Hahaha! He managed to barely catch it!
That barbarian over there...

F:???
What is that? Is it a werebeast?

E:???
Oh, that's probably Lord Asterios.
Otherwise known as the Minotaur.

E:???
The tragic child born from the union of a divine bull and a human.

F:???
So, a poorly created human!
A comical creature fated to be defeated by a hero!

F:???
The're really short on talent aren't they?
Hahahaha!

F:???
Hektor! You seem to be in trouble. Need help?

Hektor
...Yes, Captain. I'm so sorry.
Could you help?

F:???
No problem, Hektor!
The goddess is there? And you have the Holy Grail?

F:???
Then all is well.

F:???
While we're at it,
let's settle the score once and for all!

F:???
You, the evildoers trying to "correct" the world...
And us, the heroes trying to make it right!

F:???
A suitable finale for the Holy Grail War!

Hektor
Then, this old man will take this opportunity–

Artemis
Ah, he jumped and ran away.

Orion
Let that old guy go. The problem we have here is more important.

Pirate
I won't let you go!

Mash
Master, let's defeat the remaining enemies first.
We have to hurry!

--BATTLE--

Artemis
Ohhh.
Is that the Argo, by any chance?

Mash
The Argo?
Is it possible?

Mash
Orion, by the Argo,
do you mean "the" Argo!?

Orion
Yeah, you got it right, dammit.
Those are the real "Argonauts!"

Orion
The ship of adventurers who set sail seeking the Golden Fleece. Likely mankind's first and strongest pirates.

Orion
Though unlike our brabuster, generous, big-sisterly, tigbits Captain, their captain will make you think lice have better personalities.

Mash
The leader of the Argonauts... Jason.

Asterios
Ja-so-n!

Jason
So disrespectful, Minotaur.
My name should be called with awe and worship!

Jason
But, as you are an ugly monster fated for death,
I shall grant you forgiveness.

Jason
Now, come at me!

Hektor
What do we do, Captain?
Should we crush them here and now?

Jason
Of course, just like heroes of justice.
We will fight and win head-on!

Jason
Indeed, justice makes me feel so good!

Dr. Roman
...I recommend you withdraw. It's impossible.
Since we already have Euryale, it's better to retreat.

Mash
But, Doctor!

Dr. Roman
Powerful heroes were gathered as Argonauts, but...
There is one exceptional hero among them...

Mash
...I know.
That Berserker, presumably...

Dr. Roman
Yes. The greatest hero of Greek mythology. He who overcame the Twelve Labors. –Heracles.

Heracles
Berserkervoice1.png—!

--ARROW--

Jason
You can't win! As if you could!
Heracles traveled everywhere, fought every monster.

Jason
He was undefeated, and ultimately rose to become a god!

Jason
He's not like you second and third-raters.
You trash mobs are fated to be ripped to shreds!

Jason
Of course, as a summoned Servant,
he does lack two things.

Jason
Intelligence and dignity. He's just a vicious stray dog now. Serves him right, I'd say.

Jason
Now... Hand over Euryale.

Jason
...If you do, I'll stop sending Heracles to attack you.

Jason
What do you say, you Master-ish entity?

  1. I refuse.
  2. Shut up.
  Select: I refuse.

  Select: Shut up.

===Branch End===

Euryale
...

Mash
Master!

Jason
Haha!
I see, I see!

Jason
You are very courageous!
I really, really, really like you!

Jason
And you have such a cute Servant, too!
Good, very good! You're just like a hero!

Jason
Wooo!
So cool!

Jason
–Geez, so cocky for the likes of trash.
Can you perish now, Servants and all?

Jason
Medea!
My beloved Medea!

Medea Lily
Yes. Are you calling me, Master?

Jason
You know what I want, right?
I want you to kill them and break them into tiny pieces!

Jason
Just like you did to your little brother!
Ah, it's fine, it's fine.

Jason
I already repented!
I will never betray you again!

Medea Lily
Little brother, in pieces?
Sometimes you say strange things, Master.

Medea Lily
But that's right, Lord Jason was like this.
Now, you are like this.

Medea Lily
That's why details don't matter. I'm the first disciple of Hekate, goddess of Magecraft—

Medea Lily
Princess Medea will make your desires come true.

Artemis
Oh, I know this.
It is called DV.

Orion
It's worse than DV.
Neither of the two are looking at their partner!

Jason
And Heracles!
You shall go too! I'll be looking after you two from here.

Mash
...He sends his wife to the front line, but doesn't fight himself. Um, Master. Maybe he is...

  1. The scum of mankind.
  2. A trivial boss.
  Select: The scum of mankind.

  Select: A trivial boss.

===Branch End===

Jason
Hah, that's a funny joke.
...Kill them all, Heracles!

Orion
To think there's someone even scummier than me.
This world is so big, and Greece is so tiny.

--BATTLE--

Mash
Look at their numbers with just the Dragon Tooth Warriors...

Artemis
Familiars created from dragon fangs...
That's Hekate's specialty, all right!

Orion
That sparkly kid,
is that really Medea?

Orion
That's weird... I thought Medea would look more, like...
Ill-fated, or maybe gloomy...

Medea Lily
I still have a lot of materials. Will your ship sink from the Dragon Tooth Soldiers' weight before you are defeated?

Drake
Take that!
You're so damn annoying! Get lost!

Drake
Euryale! It's you they're after!
Stay with Asterios!

Euryale
But...

Asterios
Rest...assured...

Euryale
I can't do that!
Stand back... Wait, are you getting in my way!?

Mash
The second wave is coming!

--BATTLE--

Medea Lily
So they have strong bodies and minds.
All right, I'll go too, Master.

Jason
Yes, I'm counting on you, my Medea. Although Heracles alone is enough, with you victory is assured.

Dr. Roman
Here she comes. Princess Medea, a mage known as a
"witch" even in Greece, where Magecraft was mainstream!

Dr. Roman
The Witch of Colchis, whose skills rank among the top five in the world!

Medea Lily
I will offer everything, dispose of everything,
and sacrifice everything.

Medea Lily
Even without reward, even gaining nothing.
That is the reason I left the island.

Medea Lily
Prepare yourselves, everyone!

Medea Lily
I'm not the best at fighting,
so please forgive me if I make you suffer...

--BATTLE--

Medea Lily
Impressive. Just what you'd expect of someone who's already crushed two "eras."

Fou
...Fou!

Mash
At this rate, we'll make it somehow!

Dr. Roman
Thank goodness she really is a lousy fighter!
But the problem is the other one!

--BATTLE--

Medea Lily
I'm sorry, I can't take them down by myself.Heracles–it's your turn, brave one.

Heracles
Berserkervoice2.png—!

Mash
!!!

Asterios
Don't... Leave... My... Side!

Euryale
What are you saying?Of course I'd flee without hesitation.

Euryale
That's Heracles, the strongest hero in the history of mankind. He's like a walking disaster.

Euryale
A man who walks into an avalanche is no hero.He's just a dimwit.

Euryale
...I've seen many dimwits.

Asterios
...I...know.

Euryale
In that case–

Asterios
But...if...somebody...needs...to.Then...I...will... Because.

Asterios
I...am...monster. Killed...many...children.Many... Many... Many... Many!

Asterios
So... I...will...go!I... Fight!

Mash
...They're coming!

Asterios
You... Won't... Have... Her!

--BATTLE--

Asterios
Ugh...uh...aaaaaaaaaaargh!

Heracles
Berserkervoice2.png–!

Mash
Did we defeat him?

Dr. Roman
No, it's no good!
I'm still picking up a reaction!

Jason
Oh, effort, effort, so much effort!
So, I've got some news for you guys!

Jason
–About Heracles... He's immortal.

Mash
What?

Jason
Heracles' most famous legend.
The Twelve Labors given by the gods.

Jason
Since he's overcome them all,
he's been granted that many lives as a reward.

Jason
In other words, you have to defeat him eleven more times. Good luck!

Mash
No way... Eleven times... For real?

Dr. Roman
I-Impossible. That is just cheating!

Drake
...Retreat! Everyone, retreat!
Come on, back to the ship!

Jason
Hahahahaha! Great! This is the best!
Using overwhelming violence to oust enemies!

Jason
This is the real pleasure behind "justice!"
Don't you agree, Hektor?

Hektor
Hmm...well, at least Heracles makes it nice and easy.
Ah, and here's the Holy Grail.

Jason
Oh, so this is the Holy Grail.
Well, I suppose this is sufficient to be king of this world.

Jason
I only regret that the previous owner was a lowly pirate.
Now all I need is Euryale and–"the Ark."

Jason
Then I'll have everything I need!

Fou
Fou!

Mash
Ark?

Dr. Roman
Did he say "the Ark"!?

Hektor
Captain, you sure it's okay to disclose that?

Jason
It's fine, Hektor!
They wouldn't have the slightest clue!

Jason
Not of this world! Not of this era!
Not of our true intentions... Nothing!

Hektor
...Well, I think the lack of understanding is mutual.

Jason
Now, Heracles!
Finish them off!

Heracles
Berserkervoice1.png—!

Mash
Ugh!

Asterios
!!!

Euryale
Augh!

Drake
Crap!

Heracles
Berserkervoice2.png—!!

Euryale
–Oh, this is not good.

Jason
!?
No way! Knock it off, Heracles!

Jason
This will wreck all my plans!
Don't kill that woman!

Asterios
!!!

Euryale
!!!

Euryale
Asterios–!?

Asterios
Ugh...GRRRRRRRRRRR!

Euryale
Asterios...it's no good now.
We're no match! We can't win against him!

Euryale
It's no good. It's no good, but why...
Asterios!

Asterios
!!!
...Ugh!

Asterios
Kill-ed. Killed...killed...killed!
Killed...innocent...children!

Asterios
Father...told me...to...do it.
Father...called me...monster!

Asterios
But...it...was...my fault.
I was sure...my heart was...monster.

Asterios
But...you...called my name.
Everyone forgot...my...name!

Asterios
Then...I need to...return.
Even if I'm not forgiven... Even if I'm still ugly...

Asterios
I need to...return to human!

Asterios
...Ugh!

Jason
Quite considerate of you, Ox-head!
Medea! Go retrieve Euryale!

Medea Lily
Yes. Just what you'd expect of the Minotaur.
Though only once, he ultimately pushed Heracles back.

Drake
Don't you dare...

Drake
Come over here, Euryale!

Medea Lily
??? Why go so far to protect her? You're a pirate knowing no love nor romance, only desire, so why?

Drake
Hah! You don't understand?
I may be inhuman, but this girl's beauty is true!

Drake
Her soul is especially beautiful. She's not blind like you.
It's obvious we would protect her!

Drake
Euryale is our treasure!
I won't let a guy like that get even a hair from her head!

Euryale
Drake!

Mash
Euryale, please stand back!
You're the one they're after!

Jason
What are you doing, Heracles? Medea?

Jason
Oh, dammit! Why is everyone else but me a hopeless imbecile?

Jason
Heracles, finish off that ox-man!
But don't lay a hand on Euryale!

Heracles
Berserkervoice2.png—!

Asterios
Ugh...uh!

Jason
You can't even obey me now, you piece of scum?
U-Ugh—Whew...Hektor!

Hektor
Yessir.
...Time to do it?

Jason
...Yes. When things don't go exactly as I plan,
it irritates me.

Jason
I can't stand my own allies' disorderly conduct.
If you can't follow orders, you're worse than the enemy.

Hektor
Gotcha.
ThenReleasing Noble Phantasm.

Orion
Oh, this doesn't look good.
Asterios, dodge it!

Asterios
...No.
I can't...handle...that one.

Hektor
If you want to stop this, you should bring either Achilles'
or Aias' shield! "Durindana Pilum"!

Hektor
...What?

Euryale
No! Asterios!

Heracles
Berserkervoice1.png—!

Jason
Good job, Hektor! That damn ox-head is going to hell along with Heracles!

Jason
But, Heracles will revive immediately.
Now, quickly get up and grab Euryale!

Jason
You died once, and ox-head also died!
You should have come to your senses a little bit!

Hektor
Oh no.
...I don't think that's gonna happen, Captain.

Hektor
That bastard Asterios is still "alive."

Jason
W-What!?

Hektor
...Amazing.
He's the enemy, but I'm impressed.

Hektor
He clung onto Heracles,
fully aware that the spear would pierce through his body.

Hektor
By doing so, my spear becomes a chain,
and ties Heracles down.

Hektor
He really wants to let Euryale escape,
even if it means receiving a fatal blow.

Asterios
...Mas-ter!
Master! Master! MASTER!

  1. ...We're retreating!
 
  Select: ...We're retreating!

===Branch End===

Asterios
Y-Yes!
Thank...you!

Asterios
Master...you too...called my name!
Everyone...did not hate...monster!

Asterios
First time... For the first time!
I was...happy!

Asterios
I am happy...to be...born!

Mash

Asterios
Take care of...Euryale!
All...thanks to...Euryale—

Asterios
I...love...Euryale!

Drake
We're setting sail!
Fire all the smoke bombs we have on hand!

Euryale
You can't. Asterios is–

Orion
Shut up, tiny goddess!
Try to understand his feelings!

Euryale
Asterios!

Euryale
No matter what anyone says,
you're Asterios and nobody else.

Euryale
And so–I beg of you.
Don't regret not fully turning into a monster.

Euryale
Because that's a very noble thing.

Asterios
...Right.
But...after all...a monster...need proper punishment.

Jason
W-What the?
Hektor, go after them!

Hektor
I am very sorry, but that's impossible.
They sunk into the ocean, with my spear and all.

Hektor
Asterios likely won't let go of Heracles until he dies–

Hektor
By the time Heracles returns,
they'll be long gone.

Jason
...Dammit.
Medea!

Medea Lily
Y-Yes?

Jason
Can you track them?

Medea Lily
Yes, I analyzed their Magical Circuits on contact.
I can find them as long as they're somewhere in this world.

Jason
Can you find the location of the "Ark?"

Medea Lily
Yes. Even without searching for it–
They will find it for us.

Medea Lily
That captain, Francis Drake, was a hero who greatly expanded this world at some point. She is a Pioneer of the Stars.

Medea Lily
Since she pioneers this world,
she is sure to work miracles.

Medea Lily
If we nip that in the bud, this world will truly be whatever you desire, Lord Jason.

Medea Lily
Don't worry, Master.
We can capture Euryale at any time.

Medea Lily
As long as those two Servants exist,
we will be invincible–

Medea Lily
We obtained a fragment of the Holy Grail.
With it, we gained the right to rule over this naval world.

Jason
I see! I get it, we just have to use them!
That's my Medea!

Jason
You indeed are not a treacherous witch, but the wise wife of a hero. That's what you should be called, my beloved Medea.

Medea Lily
Treacherous witch... Who are you talking about?

Hektor
Hey, Princess. When are you planning to tell him the truth?

Medea Lily
Must I tell the truth?
The world is going to end eventually.

Medea Lily
For just these seas to last forever...
That's something HE would never allow.

Medea Lily
If so, it's not a bad thing to let him bask in blissful thoughts until the end, is it?

Hektor
...If you say so,
then this old man will keep quiet.

Medea Lily
Anyway, please warn Heracles.
It seems he does have a brain after all.

Medea Lily
He probably knows that Euryale is the key.
That's why he tried to kill her, to fend off destruction.

Hektor
It's hard to believe he has "a brain" in that state...
Fine, I'll give him ample warning.

Hektor
Oh, brother. This old man wishes he was summoned to a proper Holy Grail War...

Medea Lily
The Hand of the End has ticked forward again.
One more push, and "the order" will crumble and fall.

Medea Lily
My beloved. Before then, would you please awaken me from my dream?

Section 11: Lost Ark of the Covenant

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Pirate
No sign of any approaching ships.

Drake
...I see.

Euryale
...

Mash
...Master.
What do you think we should do from now on?

  1. About that "Ark" they mentioned?
  2. Steal the item they want.
  Select: About that "Ark" they mentioned?

  Select: Steal the item they want.

===Branch End===

Drake
So what exactly is this "Ark?"

Mash
Doctor, please explain.

Dr. Roman
...The "Ark" contains the Ten Commandments that Moses, leader of ancient Israel, received from God.

Dr. Roman
From a historical standpoint,
it's a relic equivalent to that of the true Holy Grail.

Drake
...Hmm. So it has no worth as treasure, then?
What a pity.

Mash
That's what Jason and the Argonauts are searching for.
I'm certain that that's what he said.

Mash
Even with Mistah Blackbeard gone, the Singularity still stands.

Mash
Which means we should assume that Jason,
captain of the Argonauts, is the Singularity.

Mash
...So should we steal the Ark first?

Orion
The Ark, huh...
How are they planning to use it?

Dr. Roman
...I don't know. I have no idea whatsoever.

Artemis
Come on. You're not fighting on the front lines,
at least make yourself useful.

Dr. Roman
...Oh, sorry, that's not what I meant.

Dr. Roman
What I found incomprehensible was the actual concept of using the Ark.

  1. The concept itself was incomprehensible?
  2. There's no way to use the Ark?
  Select: The concept itself was incomprehensible?

  Select: There's no way to use the Ark?

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
They say the Ten Commandments are sealed inside.
Whoever opens it will be punished...

Dr. Roman
Basically it's one of those "don't open it" fables.
Just like Pandora's Box in Greece.

Dr. Roman
Which is why I can't even begin to imagine why they'd want to find it and use it. It's just stupid.

Mash
...I see. Doctor, you're afraid of imagining the worst-case scenario.

Artemis
You're too cautious. Either that, or you're too smart.

Dr. Roman
Mm... I admit that I'm too cautious... But you're all so carefree because you don't know about the legend of the Ark.

Drake
Okay, okay, no more fighting. In any case, it's better to find this Ark thing for sure, right?

Drake
Let's hurry up and get it.
If it comes to it, we can smash it out of spite.

Dr. Roman
Captain, have you been listening?
"The Ark" activates when it's broken or opened.

Dr. Roman
And the effect is... well, it is divine punishment.
At worst, the surrounding area will be reduced to nothingness.

Drake
What the hell? Why did ancient kings possess something so dangerous!? Were they all idiots or what?

Dr. Roman
Don't look at me, I got nothing to do with it.

Mash
...I'm for going after the
"the Ark."

Mash
Um... I'm just not sure how to fight the Argonauts.
More specifically, how do we fight Heracles?

Euryale
Heracles... Even as a Berserker,
his powers as a great hero weren't diminished.

Euryale
It was only because Asterios held him down that we were able to flee to safety.

Euryale
...Seems like he died.

Mash
...Yes, most likely.

Euryale
–How foolish.
We just called his name. That's all it took for him–

Euryale
With just that, he felt he could die for us.
Just because we called him "Asterios," not "Minotaur."

Euryale
That's the reason he risked his life to protect us...
It was just that pure and simple.

  1. He had no regrets.
  2. Without him we all would have died.
  Select: He had no regrets.

  Select: Without him we all would have died.

===Branch End===

Euryale
...Perhaps. But it might have been better if we were cleanly wiped out then and there.

Euryale
Asterios died, and Heracles still lives.
With just that, it makes it all seem so hopeless.

Euryale
Sigh. Geez, this had to be the one time where my "loser sister" wasn't summoned.

Drake
That Heracles...
He has to die like ten more times?

Mash
It's eleven times. But perhaps he died once when he got pierced by the spear at the end.

Mash
In that case, it's still ten... Not much difference.

Pirate
Boss, sorry to bug you when you're thinking.
But a ghost ship has appeared!

Drake
Huh? Oh fine, let's take our frustrations out and crush them!

--BATTLE--

Drake
All right.
We'll get going soon!

Mash
Huh? But we have no strategy yet...

Drake
Oh please, we can just play it by ear!
They say you can't deal with trouble till you run into it.

Drake
Besides, if we waste more time here, they are just gonna come after Euryale again after they grab that "Ark."

Drake
Anyway, lay forward!

Drake
If what Jason said was correct,
neither of us has any leads.

Drake
Though, we have a better chance because I'm here instead of their incompetent captain!

Euryale
...Well, it's true that Jason's worthless.
At least, you're probably a better captain.

Orion
He's not a bad guy.

Orion
He's just utterly worthless with a horrible personality,
and now he's getting cocky because he's gained some power.

Mash
Senpai, I don't understand which part of him is "not a bad guy."

Artemis
Just because you say someone's not a bad guy,
that doesn't excuse everything they've done.

Orion
Right.
Okay, I take it back. He's not a good guy.

Orion
He's a scumbag with a terrible personality, but has power.

Mash
There's nothing good about him whatsoever...

Drake
See, that's what I meant.
In that case, I win.

Drake
Treasure always ends up in the pocket of the decisive one. That's how this world works!

Drake
If Heracles is unstoppable, then bring it on.
Only humans can challenge the impossible.

Drake
We're greedy and shameless.
We live by dreaming of achieving the impossible!

Drake
Isn't that right, Fujimaru?

Drake
Since you've come all the way to this era,
that makes you just as big a fool as me, right?

  1. Not as much as you, Captain.
  2. If that's what you think of me, it's promising.
  Select: Not as much as you, Captain.

  Select: If that's what you think of me, it's promising.

===Branch End===

Drake
Damn right you are!
I'm a merchant. I only go after the best goods!

Mash
...That's right. Both in France and in Rome,
that's how it was for us.

Mash
Let's go, Senpai. With you as my Master,
I feel I can take on any opponent!

  1. Anchors aweigh!
  2. Set sail!
  Select: Anchors aweigh!

  Select: Set sail!

===Branch End===

Drake
Full speed ahead then!
Get to it, men! Sound the bell!

Drake
The "Ark" will be ours!
Let's go!

--BATTLE--

Pirate
Land ho, Boss!

Drake
All right, get us closer!
...So, what's your take, scholar man?

Dr. Roman
...This island's no good, either.

Dr. Roman
No magical energy detected. We have several weak responses, but based on recorded data it's probably just monsters.

Dr. Roman
It's a bust. On to the next.

Drake
You heard her! To starboard! Avoid that island!

Pirate
Aye, aye!

Drake
...This island's also no good.
That's three in a row.

Drake
I'm happy the charts are filling up,
but nothing looks like a clue.

Mash
No Servants around, either.

Mash
...Even if there were, we probably wouldn't find someone who could put up a fight against Heracles...

Drake
All right, to the next island!

Orion
...You know, something still bugs me...
About that Medea, I mean.

Mash
Medea... You mean the young girl standing next to Jason, right?

Mash
She looked too sweet to be called the Witch of Colchis...

Orion
Yeah. If Medea transformed into a Servant,
she'd definitely be her grown up self, right?

Orion
Medea was betrayed terribly by Jason,
so she massacred his wife and children for revenge.

Orion
...No matter how you look at it, they should've started killing each other the moment she was summoned!

Artemis
That's awful!

Artemis
At least Orion only flirts and randomly messes around with goddesses and other people's wives, right?

Orion
Yeah, it's better to break those off clean...
Pugyuru!?

Orion
Dammit, that was a loaded question!

Dr. Roman
Hmm. It could be that she's the young Medea.

Dr. Roman
Servants are summoned at the height of their powers,
but this is before she became a witch...

Dr. Roman
In other words, when she was first learning Magecraft at Colchis Temple... Before she became "Jason's wife."

Dr. Roman
That explains the way she looked and acted.
She hasn't experienced Jason abandoning her yet.

Mash
I wonder if we should pity her...

Euryale
Impossible. Once you become a Heroic Spirit,
a slight difference in age won't alter your memories.

Euryale
...I'm sure she knows the outcome of her story with Jason. So why does she act like that...

Drake
It's obvious she's "acting oblivious."
It's a pity, but also horrifying.

Drake
Unlike you, she's not someone who can look a person in the eye and pick a fight.

Euryale
What does that mean?
I ignore humans because they don't matter to me, okay?

Dr. Roman
...I know this! What they call that cold attitude of hers...

Dr. Roman
That explains Blackbeard's obsession...
She's obviously a tsun—

Pirate
Boss! A new island!

Drake
All right! We're sure to hit the jackpot this time!

--BATTLE--

Orion
Hey, Fujimaru.
Which side you betting on?

  1. Jackpot.
  2. Miss again.
  Select: Jackpot.

  Select: Miss again.

===Branch End===

Orion
I see. Well, I'm for–

Orion
...Eek!?

Artemis
An arrow in your head, Darling?
Jackpot!

Mash
Master, we're under attack!

Euryale
Oh, an arrow, you should duck.

Artemis
Darling, hey, hey, does it hurt? Does it actually hurt?

Orion
It hurts a ton, idiot!
G-Gotta pull it out!

Orion
D-Damn...Hey, I just realized...
I can't touch the top of my head!?

Mash
A shocking fact has just been discovered, Master!

Orion
Pull it out! Come on, hurry up!

Artemis
A-All right. Artemis will do her best!
Ready, set, twirl...twirl!

Orion
Ouch ouch ouch! Just hurry up and pull it out!
You're ridiculous!

Artemis
Oh, this makes me so happy! It's not every day people think I'm useful like this!

Drake
Ugh... You're making me cry...
What an admirable maiden's soul. (Tears)

Orion
Wish you'd make expressions like that under different circumstances!

Orion
Oh...oh.
I thought I was a goner...

Orion
...Huh?
There's something on it.

Mash
What?

Orion
Oh, it's a message.
Let me see...

Orion
...Somebody open it, please.

Artemis
All right. Let's see...
Oh!

Mash
Artemis?

Artemis
Hehehe, it's from someone I know.
So stiff, as usual!

Artemis
Perhaps because she's a pure girl who's never known love?

Mash
Someone you know... Um, who would that be?

Artemis
Uh... This girl is–

--BATTLE--

D:???
All right, it's delivered.

E:???
...Whew. They're sure to notice the letter on that arrow.
It's not like they have any clues right now.

E:???
Now they've got to come to this island... They should.
But there is an off chance... Or not?

E:???
Oh no, I'm getting anxious. If they don't figure out that arrow, we'll never get another chance!

E:???
It's about time the Argonauts found us as well.
...And if things don't play out, it's checkmate.

E:???
...This is bad. It's super bad.
I'm getting horribly anxious. I need some medicine.

D:???
Shut up.

D:???
They have no will to fight? Impossible.
We've already confirmed–They're determined to fight.

D:???
We're sure they're seeking the "Ark," right?
Otherwise, they wouldn't be going island-hopping.

D:???
They'll surely come.
The world will be destroyed if they don't.

E:???
Of course my calculations are correct.
Oh, but... No, I just can't.

E:???
I can't stand the anxiety, the feeling that everything is futile!

E:???
I know, my love...
May I hold your hand?

E:???
I'd like your soft hand to guide me to tranquility. Desperately.

D:???
May you?
You may not. So no.

E:???
...I'd like an explanation as to why I may not, but...

Both
They're here!

Orion
Hey, hey, are you really going to meet HER?

Artemis
Huh? Of course.
She's a hunter who worships me.

Artemis
I have to give her my blessing.

Orion
Hmm, well, okay.

Mash
Orion, is there a problem?

Orion
I mean, well, Mash.
Artemis is the goddess of virginity.

Artemis
Oh, Darling. Virginity? You're embarrassing me.

Artemis
Oh, but I do run simulations every day of the day I lose my virginity, you see?

Orion
What's that now?

Artemis
Um, um.
Orion first slams his hand against the wall. Like, SLAM.

Artemis
And then he whispers in my ear, "Am I not good enough?" In a husky voice! And then, and then–

Fou
Foou...

Orion
I don't know why, but Fou's gaze makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I could just cry!

Euryale
Her head is just way too romantic...
If "she" saw that, I think she'd faint from shock.

Euryale
...Huh?

Orion
Um, Artemis?

Artemis
And then, and then?
...Wait, what's with that look?

Orion
Enemies are here and I'd like you to defeat them...

Artemis
Oh, dear me!
I'm so clumsy! Tee-hee☆

Artemis
Okay, we'll defeat them quickly!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Combat complete.
Let's keep going, Master.

E:???
Wait!

Mash
!!!

Drake
Are you the one who sent that arrow?

E:???
That's right!

E:???
...Are you foes of the Argonauts?
Or have you already given up and submitted?

  1. Foes.
  2. We haven't given up.
  Select: Foes.

  Select: We haven't given up.

===Branch End===

E:???
...Very well! Then I shall show myself!

E:???
...Forgive my questioning. I already knew the answer, but I still had to ask.

E:???
We are, after all, the last hope in these seas.

Mash
...Atalante, I presume?

Atalante
Indeed. My True Name is Atalante.
A hunter in service to the goddess Artemis.

Atalante
...Oh, come to think of it, we ran into each other a bit in France, didn't we?

Atalante
I was affected by Madness Enhancement back then...
But this time I've been summoned as a normal Archer.

Atalante
For now, I perceive to be on your side.

Mash
Thank you very much.
My name is Mash Kyrielight.

Mash
This is my Master, Fujimaru.

Mash
And the ship's captain, Francis Drake,
and this is Euryale.

Atalante
Yes, good to meet you.

Mash
This harmless-looking plush toy is Orion,
and the animal is Fou.

Fou
Fooou.

Orion
A pleasure... By the way, Mash, why did you introduce me with Fou? Are we in the same category?

Mash
Also, this is Artemis.

Atalante
Francis Drake, Euryale,
Orion the plush toy, and Artemis, huh?

Atalante
...Artemis?

Artemis
Yeees♪

Atalante
...
...

Atalante
Mash, was it?
You can stop joking.

Atalante
Lady Artemis is the goddess of hunting and virginity.
There's no way she could be summoned as a Servant.

Artemis
Hey, Darling?
Atalante doesn't believe me.

Artemis
What's wrong with the goddess of virginity living for love? Right?

Orion
Hah-hah-hah. No comment! No comment!

Atalante
...Huh? Really?

Artemis
It's true, Atalante.
The hunter goddess who lives for love, that's me–

Artemis
Artemis!
Hehe!

Atalante
...(Staggers)

Mash
A-Are you okay!?

Atalante
I-I'm fine. The Holy Grail War on the great seas has strengthened my mind a bit...

Atalante
E-Even finding out the goddess I worship is hopelessly romantic won't be enough to break me!

  1. The wound's deep, be disappointed.
  2. Hang in there, maiden.
  Select: The wound's deep, be disappointed.

  Select: Hang in there, maiden.

===Branch End===

Atalante
You don't sound like you mean it!
...Anyway, I would like to introduce you to another Servant.

Atalante
The Servant in possession of the "Ark."
In other words, the man the Argonauts seek.

Mash
The "Ark" is a Noble Phantasm!?

Atalante
Indeed. He was the first Servant summoned to these seas. His True Name is–

F:???
Hey, I've been waiting a long time for you guys.

Atalante
David.

Fou
Foou...

Section 12: Defeat Heracles

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David
Normally I'd hold a feast with food and drink,
but first, let me explain about the "Ark."

Euryale
Fine with me. I like men who get to the point.

David
Thank you. I am David, King of Israel.
The "Ark" is my Noble Phantasm.

  1. ...King of Israel?
  2. Israel? You mean...
  Select: ...King of Israel?

  Select: Israel? You mean...

===Branch End===

David
Yes, that King of Ancient Israel.
Is there something on my face?

Mash
No, it's nothing.
Don't worry about it.

Mash
...Psst! Senpai! I thought it was a perfectly valid question to ask. Let's hear him out for now.

Fou
Fou.

David
...Now, before I continue, it seems we've been interrupted. While we're at it, let's recover any edible meat we find.

--BATTLE--

David
Anyway, back to our discussion.

David
The "Ark" is a third-rate Noble Phantasm. If you make someone touch the box, they die–That's it.

David
Could it be used for evil? ...Yeah, probably.
Strictly speaking, it doesn't belong to me.

David
It's like a contract that God gave to humanity.
It's not easy to steal, but it's bad news if stolen.

David
What's more, you can't shift it into spirit form.

David
I'm the Servant summoned to this world along with the actual physical "Ark."

David
Even if I die,
it will remain as long as someone possesses it.

Mash
It is said that inside the box lies the stone tablets engraved with the Ten Commandments...

David
But that's not all.
That thing brings literal "death," not just metaphorical.

David
Anyway... After I heard from Atalante that Jason was after the "Ark"...

David
I hid in the forest with her, and waited for an opportunity.

David
We waited for properly summoned Servants,
like you.

Atalante
I was summoned as part of the Argonaut crew,
but I didn't lose control of myself like Heracles.

Atalante
Maybe because I never liked Jason in life, or because I was summoned as an Archer who can act freely.

Atalante
Either way, once summoned,
Jason immediately sought the "Ark."

Atalante
He kept saying that if he had it,
he could be the king of these seas.

Mash
Is the "Ark" a representation of kingship?

David
Hardly. It's just a relic I offered to God when I was a king.

David
It's not a sign of kingship.
It's simply something owned by a king.

Euryale
...David, may I ask something?

David
Of course.
Ask me anything.

Euryale
If I were to be sacrificed to this "Ark,"
what would happen?

Euryale
If nothing else,
that seems to be their goal...

David
Euryale, right? You were originally a Divine Spirit.
If you were sacrificed to the "Ark"–

David
Yeah, this whole era would "die."

Dr. Roman
Sigh. I thought so.

Mash
Huh?

David
Details—After the fight!

--BATTLE--

David
Like I said before, the "Ark"
brings death to all things–

David
Sacrificing a soul that exists as a god, regardless of rank, would cause the box to lose control.

David
The death of a god means the death of the world.
The Ark is a disaster from that kind of era.

David
If this was a normal world, it would only destroy the surrounding area, but, hmm...

David
This is an unstable place that normally wouldn't exist,
right? I doubt such a groundless world like this can survive.

David
Um, a Singularity, was it? The thing blurring the foundation of human history.

David
This whole era will disappear without having to wait for its collapse.

Drake
There'd be no need to use a weird Holy Grail...
or even steal mine, for that matter.

Drake
They can use that box to sacrifice a goddess,
and at that point it will all be over.

Mash
...Why does Jason want to destroy the world so badly?

Atalante
Who knows?
...He may not even know himself.

Atalante
Somebody may have convinced him that all he has to do is offer Euryale to the "Ark."

Mash
–Either way.

Mash
We know why they're after this Noble Phantasm,
and why we absolutely must stop them.

Mash
The question is how do we defeat them...
By the way, David, is your class Archer?

David
That's right. Atalante is an Archer as well.

Mash
Talk about unbalanced. Four Archers, a Shielder,
and one Pirate...

Atalante
We're up against Heracles, Medea, and Hektor.
We don't have to count Jason, I suppose.

  1. Why?
  2. Is he that weak?
  Select: Why?

  Select: Is he that weak?

===Branch End===

Atalante
He's weak.
Rather, he's never actually fought.

Atalante
He's a monster who formed the Argonauts with just charisma and eloquence, but he's no fighter.

Atalante
But I doubt having one useless member in their party poses any problems for them.

Atalante
...They have Heracles, after all.

Mash
Multiple resurrections from the Twelve Labors.
And above all else, his prominent combat techniques.

Mash
I don't see how we can beat him.

Orion
We, on the other hand, are full of fighters who specialize in long-distance combat.

David
If we can get him to touch the "Ark,"
we might be able to instantly obliterate him.

Artemis
Would he touch it that easily?

David
It's a what-if. Even a Berserker can sense the magical energy around Noble Phantasms. You'd never walk up to a bomb, right?

David
If he had no choice but to touch it, then maybe...
But how could we force that situation?

--BATTLE--

Mash
Not just Heracles. Medea and Hektor also possess terrifying power.

Mash
If all three attack at once,
it'll be impossible for us to hold out.

Mash
If we could at least lure Heracles away from the others–

  1. ...
 
  Select: ...

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
...How about we flee with the "Ark" in tow,
and wait for an opportunity...

Mash
Doctor, just go choke on an expired sesame bun or something.

  1. ...
 
  Select: ...

===Branch End===

Orion
How about we hole up?
Anywhere like that near here?

Atalante
Nope. Some cramped pagan catacombs are all this island has.

Atalante
Even if there were some kind of stronghold here,
it wouldn't be enough to hold off Heracles.

Orion
Hmm, I suppose you're right.

  1. ...
 
  Select: ...

===Branch End===

Fou
Fou?
Fou, fou, fou!

Mash
What's wrong, Fou?
Huh, Master?

Mash
Master?

  1. I have an idea.
 
  Select: I have an idea.

===Branch End===

Mash
...Yes?

Drake
Oh good, nice, great idea!
You're just as reliable a {(M) man /(F) woman} as I thought!

David
That's a reasonable strategy. But, besides the Servants,
Fujimaru would also be at risk.

David
Well, I guess that's life. The odds of winning usually go up with your life on the line.

Euryale
It's quite a gamble.
If you fail, you're done. No turning back. A one-shot deal.

Artemis
So I guess the question is how the enemy will act.

Artemis
Will Heracles head straight for Euryale?

Orion
...Out of countless Heroic Spirits, Heracles is likely in the top tier.

Orion
Even though he's Berserker, I doubt he's completely devoid of intelligence.

Orion
When he was fighting Asterios,
he was dead set on going after Euryale.

Orion
...That's the reason Asterios somehow managed to keep up.

Drake
Berserkers are easy to lure.
The one I can't get a read on is Jason.

Drake
He impaled the enemy along with his own ally.
Who knows what other cowardly tricks he'll pull off?

Atalante
No, don't worry about Jason.
Trust me. I'm sure he will act this way.

Atalante
...It's true he's a coward, but, more than that,
he places absolute trust in Heracles.

Atalante
I like Fujimaru's plan. Count me in.

David
Count me in, too. Since everyone's betting equally,
it's fine as long as one of us survives and wins it all.

Orion
...What destructive thoughts this guy has.
Or is it irresponsibility?

Artemis
And you, Darling?

Orion
Are you expecting something from me, a plush toy?

Orion
It's Mash who has it toughest here.
She's risking her life on the front line.

Orion
Shouldn't Mash decide whether we go through with this plan or not?

Mash
...I'm fine. I'll make sure that the plan Master devised succeeds.

Mash
Of course, that's contingent on the Doctor's cooperation.

Mash
Doctor?
You've been silent for a while now. Are you listening?

Dr. Roman
Of course I'm listening.
It's risky, but we don't have any time left. Count me in.

Dr. Roman
We don't know when or if King David will fall into enemy hands. I'll provide all the backup I can.

  1. Let's do this.
  2. Let's win.
  Select: Let's do this.

  Select: Let's win.

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes, Master!

Section 13: Betting It All

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Medea Lily
That's the island.

Jason
Ah, I see.
Euryale hasn't been killed yet?

Medea Lily
She's still alive.

Hektor
...Even though they know they're being targeted...
I question their judgment.

Hektor
...Well, whatever. It's their choice.
I'll leave the decisions here up to our captain.

Jason
All right! The luck of the gods is on our side.
Heracles, Medea, Hektor!

Jason
Land on that island and seize both Euryale and the "Ark!"

Jason
I–

Hektor
Whoa!

Jason
Huh, arrows? ...What fools. As if these flimsy arrows would work against Heracles–

Medea Lily
!!!

Medea Lily
Lord Jason!
They're–aiming at you!

Jason
...What?

Atalante
Well then, time to show off all our Noble Phantasms.

Atalante
I dedicate this to Apollo and Artemis–
"Phoebus Catastrophe!"

Artemis
Awww... How touching♪

Artemis
...What's wrong, Darling?
Your head is in your hands and you're shivering.

Orion
It's a knee-jerk-reaction from hearing Apollo's name...

Artemis
Hehe. Then, it's my turn! Deploy Noble Phantasm!
Hear my song of love! "Tri-Star Amore Mio!"

Euryale
It might be a waste to use my Noble Phantasm on such a disgusting idiot.
Well, whatever, I'll use it without hesitation.
Noble Phantasm–"Eye of the Euryale!"

David
I'm jealous. Jason, you're so popular!
Let me share something with you too.
Noble Phantasm–"Hamesh Avanim!"

Hektor
Whoa, a concentrated attack of Noble Phantasms Ugh, what a pain!

Medea Lily
They have also mixed in A-rank attacks!
They are leaving no openings!

Jason
W-Why? Why is it all directed to me–
You damn cowards!

Medea Lily
Please stay calm, Master.
I shall protect you!

Jason
Oh, uh, thanks Medea.
...But I just can't count on someone so inexperienced...

Jason
Hektor! You stay here too!
Protect me like a true Servant!

Jason
Heracles! They're just Archers.
Pulverize them with one blow!

Heracles
Berserkervoice1.png—!

Medea Lily
...Sigh.

Hektor
...Up to this point it's going just like the enemy wants it to.

Hektor
But, what are they planning to do against Heracles?
The ox-head aside, that shield girl isn't going to cut it.

Hektor
To defeat Heracles, they'd need 12 wielders of A-rank Noble Phantasms, or...

Hektor
No, that can't be. There's no reason to risk one's life to that extent, is there, oh Future Mage?

Euryale
He's here, Fujimaru.
...I mean, Master.

Euryale
Do everything you can to protect me!

  1. Got it!
  2. Let's run.
  Select: Got it!

  Select: Let's run.

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
I'll show you the route to take!
For now, Fujimaru, just run!

Euryale
Yes, let's go!

Heracles
Berserkervoice2.png—!

Mash
Just as expected, he's targeting Euryale!
First, let's hold him down here!

Drake
All right, I'll give you as much support as I can!
Mash, this plan all depends on you!

Drake
Time to brace yourself!

Atalante
I'll take Mash with me.

Mash
Yes!
...Mash Kyrielight, here I go!

--BATTLE--

Mash
(Pant, pant, pant...)

Heracles
Berserkervoice1.png–!

Mash
...As predicted, he's headed towards Euryale!

Euryale
I know!
On to the next!

--ARROW--

Euryale
Hey, can't you run any faster?

  1. I am trying!
  2. Doing my best!
  Select: I am trying!

  Select: Doing my best!

===Branch End===

Euryale
He's here!

Atalante
He's caught up!
Mash, go!

Mash
Yes!Great Hero Heracles–!

Mash
It's time for a rematch!

Orion
All right, Artemis!
Let's do this!

Artemis
Yeah! I won't pull any punches here!

Heracles
Berserkervoice2.png—!

--BATTLE--

David
He's here.Euryale, Fujimaru, hurry!

Euryale
Master, do your best! Just hang in there a bit longer!

  1. I'm super-duper running!
  2. I'm giving it all I got!
  Select: I'm super-duper running!

  Select: I'm giving it all I got!

===Branch End===

Atalante
He's here, so get ready!

Mash
We've caught up.
Here we go!

--BATTLE--

Euryale
Run, run!
If we don't hurry...

Heracles
Berserkervoice2.png—!

Euryale
He's here. There's nowhere to run anymore.
Scared?

  1. I'm scared.
  2. I'm not scared.
  Select: I'm scared.
Euryale
I see... Me too.

  Select: I'm not scared.
Euryale
I see... You're overdoing it.

===Branch End===

Euryale
If we stop, he'll catch up to us.
We have no choice, jump over the you-know-what!

  1. Even if a touch means death!?
  2. I'm not confident!
  Select: Even if a touch means death!?

  Select: I'm not confident!

===Branch End===

Euryale
Never mind that and just jump!
Trust me!

Euryale
All right– One, two, three!

Euryale
W-We did it! You can do anything you put your mind to, Master!

Heracles
!!!

Euryale
He stopped!
It looks like Heracles was able to understand...

Euryale
What that box separating us really is...

Atalante
That's far enough, Heracles!

Mash
Heracles, the Noble Phantasm that Jason seeks is right in front of you!

Heracles
!!!

Mash
The "Ark" kills whoever touches it. Since you still have ten lives, this is the only way to defeat you.

Mash
Master, bear with us just a little longer.

Mash
Heracles, we will stop you!
–Here we go!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Take this!

Drake
Force him in!

Heracles
Berserkervoice2.png—!

David
All right, he touched it!

Mash
...We've defeated Heracles.
No, it was more like he disappeared instead of dying.

Mash
Honestly, I still can't believe it.
Master, are you all right!?

  1. I'm fine.
  2. I thought I was gonna die.
  Select: I'm fine.

  Select: I thought I was gonna die.

===Branch End===

Euryale
...We were all terrified.
But, I'm glad you're not just some savage hero.

Euryale
You knew your own weakness, and still did what you could. You did a wonderful job, Master.

Drake
Now, the only one left is that revolting Jason.
Let's go free the seas once and for all!

Section 14: Pioneer of the Stars

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Hektor
...He's late.

Jason
The arrows have stopped.
Medea, check things out with your familiar.

Medea Lily
That's unnecessary.
It seems Heracles has been defeated.

Jason
What?
Hey Medea, that's not funny.

Drake
Oh, there he is.
Hey Jason! Can you hear me?

Drake
Well then, we're coming for you!

Jason
...Impossible!
Heracles! What happened to Heracles!?

Drake
Oh, come on. You really need to ask?

Drake
If he was alive,
we obviously wouldn't be, right?

Drake
Since we're alive, it means he's dead.
That's pretty simple logic.

Jason
There's no way he'd die!
He's Heracles! The great immortal hero!

Jason
He's the epitome of a hero, someone who heroes admired, challenged, yet still fell short of!

Jason
There's no way a petty, ragtag bunch like you could ever overcome someone like that!

Drake
...I guess even you felt a semblance of friendship.
Even if it was a distorted one.

Drake
Well, fine. If that's what you want to believe, so be it.
We'll settle the match.

Jason
Ugh! ...Get us out of here!

Hektor
Oh, thinking of running?

Jason
We're retreating! Using this Holy Grail,
all I need to do is summon a new Servant!

Hektor
As far as I can tell, we're still at an advantage here.
...Well, gotta follow the captain's orders.

Drake
So you ARE thinking of running.
Just as I thought. Men, are you all ready?

Drake
"Golden Hind!"
This is our last voyage, our final task as pirates!

Drake
The target is the Argo! The treasure they hold captive is the freedom of the seas!

Drake
We'll have them pay us back in full!
Ring the bells, brothers!

Pirate
Aye, aye, Boss!

Drake
Hard to port!
Make a steady approach and fire the cannons and guns!

Jason
What're you doing?
Hurry up and cut us loose!

Hektor
With so many Archers on their side, their attacks are that much more fierce.

Medea Lily
Never mind the cannonballs... It's Atalante's arrows.
We're the only ones who can block them.

Jason
Damn, how are they catching up!
This is the legendary ship, Argo!

Jason
It's in a different class from their mundane sailboat!

Hektor
The difference is in the helmsman, I guess.
Those are the skills of one who has lived with the sea.

Hektor
They're fundamentally different from someone who just takes his boat out casually.

Jason
Damn... We have no choice.
O Holy Grail!

Drake
We've caught up with you, pretty boy!
Let's see what you got!

Jason
You lowly scum!
Go! Kill them!

Fou
Fou!

Mash
...That's a Shadow Servant!
Be careful, everyone!

David
Oh boy. What a rotten thing.

David
...But, I guess since you're relying on tricks like this,
it means you're pretty much cornered, right?

Jason
How dare you, you piece of...

David
Now, now, Jason was it? No need for such a scary face... Guess I really hit the mark, didn't I?

--BATTLE--

Drake
All right, let's board!
...Then again, we're just all Archers.

Atalante
I'm going. Being an Archer doesn't mean I can't handle close-range combat.

David
In that case, I guess I'll go, too.
If I die, I'll trust you'll take care of the rest.

Fou
Fou!

Mash
Mash Kyrielight, here I go!

--ARROW--

Jason
Hektor!

Hektor
Yes, yes, I know.
All right, Medea.

Hektor
If the need arises, I'll be counting on you.

Medea Lily
Yes. It is my duty to protect our Master.
I will look after him until the very end.

Hektor
Oooh, scary... Is this what they mean by "naturally insane"... Hm?

Hektor
Hi, future {(M) boy /(F) girl}.
Your name was Fujimaru, right?

Hektor
I'm impressed you've come this far. It's truly amazing.
France, Rome, and now "here."

Hektor
I appreciate you coming all this way.
I value that kind of perseverance.

  1. This guy!
  2. Do you know about Chaldea?
  Select: This guy!

  Select: Do you know about Chaldea?

===Branch End===

Hektor
Oh, my hunch was right, that's all.
I'm just a warrior who couldn't pick a Master to serve.

Hektor
Now, let's see who can hold out longer. This old man is pretty confident in defensive battles.

Hektor
So—Come at me with everything you've got, brat.
I'll show you how experience trumps youth.

Mash
...This is Hektor, the hero of the Trojan War. We can't let our guard down. Let's take him down, Master!

--BATTLE--

Hektor
...Dammit, this is it for me.
Well, I did what I could.

Hektor
But at least I'll leave a parting gift.
Euryale, offer your life–to the "Ark!"

Mash
Oh no!

Euryale
–Yes, that is what I expected you would do.

Hektor
Wha...

Euryale
"Eye of the Euryale."

Hektor
Urgh...
This old man's scheme...How did you see through it?

Euryale
Oh, I didn't see through anything.
But you killed Asterios.

Euryale
That alone was reason enough for me to pay close attention to you, old man.

Hektor
...Pfft.
I guess I'm just not cut out to be a villain.

Hektor
I thought I'd at least go out big at the end of the world.
But your hands are tied when the "top" is terrible.

Jason
Wha...Hektor!?

Medea Lily
Hektor has passed on, too.
Lord Jason, what shall we do now?

Medea Lily
Impossible to surrender or retreat.
I'm a mage who can only heal and defend.

Medea Lily
Now, what shall we do?

Jason
Silence, woman! If you're my wife,
act like one and think about protecting your husband!

Medea Lily
Yes. Of course I am thinking, Master.
After all, that's what a Servant does.

Jason
...What's that look? Why are you still smiling!?
Don't you understand what this situation means?

--ARROW--

David
Wait!
Before that, I have a question for Jason.

David
...Who gave you such an idiotic idea as sacrificing Euryale to the "Ark?"

Jason
That's none of your business!

David
Oh, I think it is. After all, if you had sacrificed her, the world would have been destroyed.

Jason
—What?

David
Of course.
That box brings death.

David
To offer it a Divine Spirit is completely insane.

David
This era is unstable to begin with.
It would have killed the era itself.

Jason
—Ridiculous.
Lies. That can't be—

David
That's why I'm asking you.

David
"Sacrificing a Divine Spirit will grant infinite power."
Who tempted you with that promise?

David
Was it Hektor? Medea?

Jason
...Medea?
He's lying... isn't he?

Jason
Sacrificing a Divine Spirit to the "Ark"
would've grant me powers and invincibility, right?

Jason
I mean, that's what HE told me...

Medea Lily
It is no lie. After all, the death of an era brings complete destruction.

Medea Lily
If the world is destroyed, your enemies will cease to exist. See–? That makes you invincible, no?

Jason
Y-you.
You people lied to me?

Jason
That doesn't serve my purpose at all!
I was finally going to create an ideal nation!

Jason
One where everyone respects me!
A true utopia, where all are content, and there is no war!

Jason
Was this trial not for that purpose!?
Was it not to give me a second chance!?

Medea Lily
...That is a dream that can never come true, Lord Jason.
It is beyond you.

Medea Lily
You'll never be an ideal king. Even if your heart truly wished for peace, your soul is hopelessly twisted.

Medea Lily
You cannot make your dream come true.
Not in the manner that you desire.

Medea Lily
You will only realize your fate the moment you obtain what you truly desire, then crush it with your own hands.

Jason
What... What are you talking about, witch!? What does a woman who was holed up in a rural shrine know!?

Jason
I was born the son of a king, but my uncle robbed me of my throne. I was forced into the care of a centaur!

Jason
Even while suffering that indignity, I became resourceful.
I built the Argo and gathered a crew of heroes!

Jason
So what part of me!? Where!?
Where am I lacking the qualifications to be king!?

Jason
I just wanted to take back my own land!
I just wanted my own nation!

Jason
How is that wrong, you traitor!?

Medea Lily
...Such a pity. Ever since I was summoned,
I have told you nothing but the truth.

Medea Lily
I am Princess Medea. Prior to being betrayed,
I was a witch who blindly believed the one who summoned me.

Medea Lily
That is why I have protected you all this time.
You were chosen by "that" king.

Medea Lily
Everything is real, everything is true.
...Though there may have been some misunderstandings.

Medea Lily
For example, I just said I would protect you, yes?
But how I will protect you–

Jason
Huh?

Medea Lily
This, is how.

Jason
Wha-!? Y-You! Stop!
What are you doing!? Aaah! No! My body is melting!

Fou
Fouuu! Fouuuu!

Medea Lily
O Holy Grail. O ultimate vessel granting my desires.
Manifest. Remember. You are one of the 72 Demon Gods.

Jason
Arggh, ack, aieeeeeeee!

Medea Lily
–I shall give you the strength to fight.
I shall give you the strength to rise up.

Medea Lily
Let us fight together for the sake of destruction.

Medea Lily
Now then, rank number 30. Sea Fiend Forneus.
Use that power to put an end to your journey!

Dr. Roman
A Demon God! This is the second one of those things, I mean deities, we've seen!
Something like that really exists?

Mash
!!!

David
This is a surprise...
What did she just say?

David
Rank number 30, "Forneus!?"
She's talking about Solomon's Demon Gods!

Atalante
Will we–Be able to defeat it?

Drake
I hit it!
All right, if it can be hit, it can be defeated!

Drake
Mash, this is truly the final battle!
Come, get a hold of yourself!

Drake
You came all this way to slay that thing, didn't you?
So hold your head up high!

Drake
This is it! The final battle!
Be brave and laugh your fears away!

Drake
Say, "I have no use for a monster!
Just give me a pretty crown!"

Pirate
Whoaaaa!?
We... We just heard somethin' awfully rare, yeah!?

Pirate
Did Boss just say a seriously feminine line!?

Drake
Shut up you fools, go hide in your cabins!
This isn't something you can handle!

Drake
A-Anyway, Mash, just do it!
And forget what I just said!

Drake
If you keep hesitating, I am going to take that second Holy Grail for myself!

Mash
—Captain Drake.

Mash
...Yes, understood! Master, visual confirmation of the final enemy of this era!

Mash
Commencing correction–!

  1. Let's go, Mash!
  2. We're gonna win, Mash!
  Select: Let's go, Mash!

  Select: We're gonna win, Mash!

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes!

--BATTLE--

Mash
...We got it, Master!

  1. All right!
  2. Are you okay?
  Select: All right!

  Select: Are you okay?

===Branch End===

Mash
Yes!

Jason
Oh...ah...ugh...
Medea, Medea, Medea...

Medea Lily
–Yes, Jason.
Is something wrong?

Jason
...Fix me, my Medea.
It hurts, it hurts, it really hurts!

Medea Lily
...

Jason
What are you doing you slowpoke? I said, fix me.

Medea Lily
–I can't do that, Jason.
I'm sorry.

Jason
...Huh?

Medea Lily
I will be falling soon myself. It's such a pity.
Originally, the world would've sunk with you.

Jason
...Why you, just as I thought...

Medea Lily
Although it has nothing to do with me,
but it's true that I did know you.

Medea Lily
Even as we speak,
the memories of Princess Medea are coming back to me.

Medea Lily
Even if she was betrayed, even if she was cursed at,
even if she'd been deceived from the very start.

Medea Lily
She truly, truly adored her Lord Jason.
You had been given divine power, yet–

Medea Lily
You were endlessly innocent.
Like a child excited over receiving a paltry treasure.

Medea Lily
You were hopelessly cruel, and completely innocent.
Despite being weak, you attracted others and inspired loyalty.

Medea Lily
That's who you were, Jason.
That was her first love.

Medea Lily
But you were quick to betray everything.
That's the only way you knew how to live.

Medea Lily
If so—
isn't it easier to sink along with the world,
so that you won't be betrayed?

Medea Lily
You were never—supposed to return to your land.

Jason
Damn...witch!
...You treacherous...damned witch!

Jason
Die! Die! Go to hell!
Dammit, dammit, DAMMIT–!

Medea Lily
...I'm sorry, Lord Jason.

Medea Lily
I wanted to protect you from him,
but I had no way of doing so.

Medea Lily
I don't have much time left... I only wish I could have dreamed a beautiful dream in my final moments...

Dr. Roman
Medea's about to vanish... No, before she does!
Fujimaru, you have to ask her!

  1. Who's behind all this?
  2. Were you allies with Lev, too?
  Select: Who's behind all this?

  Select: Were you allies with Lev, too?

===Branch End===

Medea Lily
...I'm no longer at liberty to tell you that,
since I have lost to him as a mage.

Dr. Roman
Princess Medea the mage,
not the Servant, was defeated?

Dr. Roman
In other words—

Medea Lily
Yes. Please be sure to prepare yourselves,
newest and last mages from a distant era.

Medea Lily
You don't stand a chance against him.
As mages, you have no prayer of defeating him.

Medea Lily
So—
go gather stars.
Numerous dazzling stars.

Medea Lily
Stars that can rise against the greed and beast hidden within man's heart. Stars that can remain bright even within a storm and light up the sky—

Mash
Elimination confirmed.
Holy Grail collection complete.

Mash
No enemies left.
End combat actions.

Mash
Era correction–complete.

Drake
The wind has stopped blowing... Ah, this is the end.
There is nothing that can be done.

Drake
This sea will end soon.
But not anything like the giant whirlpool earlier.

Drake
This is a good ending. It's a new birth
—Our sea is coming back to us!

Pirate
Heee—eey!
It's goodbye to this damn weird sea–!

Pirate
We did it, men! Can's say I won't miss it, though!
After all, these waters were full of adventure!

Pirate
Hey, we're vanishin', one after another!
Guess that's how life works, the rank and file exit first!

Pirate
Mash and Fujimaru, see ya!
Thanks for helpin' the captain!

Pirate
We'll get hanged sooner or later, but you're good folk!
Let this be a lesson! Never keep the company of pirates!

Mash
Everyone...

Artemis
Haaaa!
We can finally go home!

Artemis
Come on, Orion! A new journey of love awaits!

Orion
This is supposed to be a nice goodbye scene.
Don't you want to look cool?

Orion
Oh, forget it. I'm tired.

Orion
Well, I hope we can meet again with me in a different form! Farewell!

Orion
Oh, and Mash.
How about a kiss goodbye for good measure?

Orion
No? Oh, okay.

Artemis
Darling, how about a "goodbye" from me?

Orion
I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Euryale
And so our roles are played out now.
Oh, what a terrible time.

Euryale
Without "me" or my "loser sister" around,
it's dreadfully boring.

Euryale
...Although I would like to meet HIM again someday.

Euryale
I'll have to call him by name, and make fun of that embarrassing confession of love.

Euryale
Oh, that's right. Fujimaru, you did well, too.
As a final reward, I'll give you a little kiss.

Euryale
Get down on your knees.
Here–(smooch.)

Mash
Wha!?

Euryale
Well, safe travels.
Make your next struggle as merry as this one.

Mash
...

Atalante
...Whew. I'm happy I was of service this time.
I didn't want to be defeated like last time.

Atalante
That said, I haven't really shown what I can do yet.
So please call on me again sometime.

Atalante
Still... From now on, how should I go about honoring Lady Artemis?

David
Well, it's about that time.

David
It seems you have various struggles ahead,
but do your best without being discouraged.

David
With two humans, a quarrel ensues.
100 will create competition, 1000 will cause confrontation.

David
That holds true no matter what era.
You should fight your own battle.

Mash
Please, wait.
You knew about the 72 Demon Gods.

Mash
Was that... Um, really a Demon God?
The doctor claims they don't exist...

David
Oh? Did I say as much?
Why would you think so?

Mash
...Well, naturally.
You're King David of Israel.

Mash
You are the father of King Solomon,
who is said to have summoned the 72 Demon Gods.

Fou
Fou!

David
Hmm. It's true Solomon is my son...
But summoning spells are beyond my capabilities.

Dr. Roman
...How utterly useless...

David
Ah, how rude.
But what about yourself?

David
It seems you said that Demon God was no Demon God.
On what grounds?

Dr. Roman
W-Well, that's—
That wasn't exactly my image of one, or...

Da Vinci
Ahahaha. Roman is a fan of King Solomon.
I hear he's been an admirer for a long time?

Dr. Roman
Hey, Leonardo!
That was a secret! A secret!

Da Vinci
That's why you don't accept the Demon Gods, isn't it?
You don't want to believe your idol messed with such disgusting things.

Dr. Roman
Ugh... Right, you're correct! The 72 Demon Gods signify both the beginning and the pinnacle of summoning spells!

Dr. Roman
They couldn't be foul creatures like that!
I mean, he's King Solomon, you know!?

Dr. Roman
He's the king who held the omnipotent Ten Rings, built the First Temple in Jerusalem, and made Israel prosperous!

Dr. Roman
How could someone like that command such monsters, or even worse, plot... plot the destruction of humanity!?

Da Vinci
There you go. As his father, what do you think, King David? Does King Solomon have a connection to that Demon God?

David
Mm, Solomon would do things like that, you know?
Basically, he's a cruel, vulgar good-for-nothing.

Dr. Roman
What? How terrible!
I can't believe anything anymore!

David
Hahaha. My apologies. It's my fault for not having much to do with Solomon. I was never interested in child-rearing.

David
But certainly—
though he was a fool, he was honest.

David
As for destroying human history, well...

David
I don't think he'd consider it unless he was betrayed by all ten of his secret lovers?

Mash
In its own way, that makes his image even worse.

Fou
Fou.

Dr. Roman
Just how bad is the public's image of King Solomon!?

David
Well, I must be going. I leave the rest to you,
but if anything happens, don't hesitate to call on me.

Dr. Roman
...Right. So we still don't have any definite information about the Demon Gods yet.

Dr. Roman
But—King Solomon is involved,
and that's the ugly truth...

Mash
Doctor?

Dr. Roman
Oh no, never mind.
Now, Captain Francis Drake.

Dr. Roman
Thank you very much. With so many special cases this time, I wasn't really much help.

Dr. Roman
Lucky we had a dependable voyager like you on site.
Thanks to that, history has been successfully corrected.

Drake
Oh, it was nothing.
I couldn't do much in the end.

Drake
Ahhh... If I could become one of those Servants too,
I'd be a little flashier.

Drake
But I suppose that's an impossible request.
A pirate like me could never be treated like a hero.

  1. That's not true.
  2. You're already a fine hero, Captain.
  Select: That's not true.

  Select: You're already a fine hero, Captain.

===Branch End===

Drake
Really?
Since that's coming from you, I'll believe half of it.

Drake
So if history is corrected, will I really lose my memories of all of you?

  1. ...
  2. That's what happens.
  Select: ...

  Select: That's what happens.

===Branch End===

Drake
Hahaha. Well, you don't have to say a word.
That look on your face says everything.

Drake
I see.
Guess I can't sail around the world with you folks. A pity.

Drake
But that's fine.
Our time together was short, but it was a merry journey.

Drake
So go.
For seafarers, parting is always abrupt.

Drake
Blown up by a cannonball, washed away by a wave,
and ultimately lose sight of our destination and die.

Drake
That's why we take those fears–
and always "brush them off" with a laugh.

Mash
Yes, goodbye,
Captain who navigates across the seas of freedom.

Mash
...It's too bad. During this journey, I wanted to discover my wish and report it to you, Captain.

Drake
Mm? What we talked about before?
How you're troublesome because you have no wishes?

Drake
It bothered you that much? Don't be silly.
Or rather—

Drake
You already have a wish, Mash.
You know very well what you want to do.

Mash
Huh?

Mash
Captain Drake, what do you mean...

Drake
Saying you have no wish is wrong.
In the first place, nobody is without greed.

Drake
All humans have some kind of wish.
You can't live without one.

Drake
The only difference is living while knowing what it is,
or spending your whole life not realizing it.

Drake
...Same with that Jason guy.
Even he had a dream of "creating a utopia."

Drake
His homeland banished him, and didn't save him.
I don't know if he did all this to prove them wrong.

Drake
Still,
he wanted his nation to be a peaceful one.

Drake
The man was obsessed with the desire to rule,
and at the very end, he arrived at his true wish.

Mash
...Yes.
Jason's actions and behaviors were reprehensible.

Mash
But—surprisingly, he was thinking of the people.
Though selfish, he was trying to protect others.

Drake
Aye. Sometimes sinners do saintly deeds, while saints sin. That's humans for you. That's us.

Drake
That's why everyone's got a wish.

Drake
It's just that some go their whole lives without realizing what their true wishes are.

Mash
...Captain Drake.
Which type am I?

Drake
You... You're the type that's better off not realizing.
You should stay just the way you are.

Drake
I'm sure you'll know in the end.

Drake
You'll realize what you want to do, and why you continue to raise that shield to defend others.

Drake
I'm the opposite, I already know. The sooner you know,
the uglier the punchline ends up being...

Mash
...Captain Drake.
Are you, um... From now on, your life...

Drake
It's fine. You needn't state the obvious.
I know how it ends for me. I die, right?

Drake
Life is interesting once you know you're going to die.
No, because you will die, you want to live in the moment.

Drake
I'm not really a fiend for treasure.
What I want is money, and pleasure.

Drake
We're gonna die eventually! So I want to enjoy every single moment while I can.

Drake
Thanks to you, I now know how vast the world is.
It's a never-ending journey, even if I go all out.

Drake
I'd be satisfied to take just a little of that,
and blaze one of the many trails available.

Drake
How blessed, how inconvenient, and how it would be just like what I wished an ending to be.

Drake
So never mind.
Don't worry yourself over my dying days.

Drake
Farewell, Mash and Fujimaru.
You too, cowardly scholar guy!

Drake
The reward for saving an era... Let's see—

Drake
When your journey ends, just remember how much fun you had with me! That'll be enough!

  1. Will do. Farewell, Captain!
  2. Bon voyage!
  Select: Will do. Farewell, Captain!

  Select: Bon voyage!

===Branch End===

Dr. Roman
Welcome home.
Good job, Fujimaru and Mash.

Dr. Roman
This makes three eliminated Singularities. Protecting human history... That mission is no longer just a pipe dream.

Dr. Roman
I'll look into that Demon God on my end.
For the time being, I'll focus on King Solomon's era.

Dr. Roman
I'll use Chaldeas and Sheba to observe the Earth of 1000 BC.

Mash
...Are you sure?

Mash
Sheba's range is the Christian Era.
Go back further than that and you lose accuracy.

Mash
Plus, it would require vast amounts of magical energy and electricity.
Chaldea's current reserves aren't that—

Dr. Roman
With my pride on the line, I'll take care of that somehow.
As for magical energy, I might know someone who can help.

Mash
Really? I thought chances for outside help were nonexistent?

Fou
Fooou!

Dr. Roman
Huh? Oh yeah, sorry. I had the wrong idea.
I'll get by somehow with Da Vinci's stash.

Dr. Roman
Anyway, you two need to unwind. Next up is the fourth Singularity—the turnaround point.

Dr. Roman
France, Rome, and the sea. Each time, the number of irregularities has been increasing.

Dr. Roman
Maybe with the next Singularity,
the real target will come.

Dr. Roman
That's why I want you to rest up.
We've got some time until the next Rayshift.

Fou
Fooou!

Mash
Good job, Senpai.
You did your best too, Fou.

Fou
Ky, kyuuuu!

Mash
...By the way, Senpai.
Did you want to sail around the world with Drake?

  1. A little.
  2. Let's go after this is over.
  Select: A little.
Mash
Me too.
Mash
The captain was larger than life,
but overflowed with charm.

  Select: Let's go after this is over.
Mash
After our battle is over?
Mash
...Yes.
Not a trip via Rayshift, but a journey in this era.
Mash
I want to enjoy a world in which the future isn't decided yet, just like Captain Drake.

===Branch End===

Mash
...Senpai. I think this recent search for the Holy Grail was the most special case so far.

Mash
The process solely was to head somewhere.
It was a battle on a seemingly endless sea.

Mash
Along the way, I think I learned something.

Mash
Good and bad people alike contribute to human history.
Human diversity and contradictions. Expectations, too.

Mash
...Humans are brutal creatures. They use wisdom and gain power for their own desires and objectives.

Mash
That is a truly brutal trait. You could say that they are the most powerful and barbaric organisms on the planet.

Mash
But there's hope in that brutality... The hope of realizing what couldn't be realized.

Mash
The power not to let the impossible remain impossible.
This power, this hope, she taught us that is what makes us human.

Mash
...I don't know if I have such a power.
But, I'd like to get as close as I can.

Mash
So I can keep fighting by your side, Senpai.
To become a Servant that you can be proud of someday.

Mash
Now, then, Senpai, Fou, sweet dreams.
We're on dry land for the first time in a long while.

Mash

We don't have to worry about getting seasick anymore.
Please have nice and long rest.