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Final Singularity: Solomon
Cosmos in the Lostbelt: Prologue

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Prelude

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Marisbury
Wonderfully done, Caster.
We have eliminated all six of the other Masters.

Marisbury
We have won the Holy Grail War. Once I use my Command Spell to make you kill yourself, the ceremony will be complete.

Marisbury
The Greater Grail will be filled with the souls of seven Servants, and the Magical Reactor Core used to reach the Root will activate.

Marisbury
And then, the Third Magic shall finally take form.

Marisbury
The Third Magic is the materialization of souls.

Marisbury
Humanity shall escape the shackle of the physical body, be released from all suffering caused by its “limitations,” and advance to a new stage.

Marisbury
You are a sacrifice for that purpose.
I am sure you understand, Caster.


I nodded in agreement. Humanity's salvation and growth were not the tasks given to me.


IfI had no reason to stop them. Just as it was during my life, I simply did what was required of me.


In the Fuyuki Holy Grail War, there would be no Servant survivors.


All Servants were to be eliminated. Even I, the victor, was fated to commit suicide, compelled by my Master's Command Spell.

Marisbury
...No, that was a joke. I'm kidding, Caster.I'm sorry. I got overexcited.

Marisbury
I have no intention of offering my meritorious partner to the Greater Grail. I won't use my Command Spells, either. They wouldn't work on you anyway.

Marisbury
Do you understand? I will not activate the Greater Grail. The Third Magic means nothing to me.

Marisbury
As the head of the Animusphere family and chairman of the Astromancy division... I must reach the Root in my own unique way.

Marisbury
It's preposterous to ask me to rely on other mages' theories. The miracle proposed by the Einzbern family...

Marisbury
...The materialization of souls and the growth of humanity... I have no intention of being part of such fantasies.


That was an unexpected development.


Marisbury didn't realize it, but that was the first and last time he would ever tell a joke.


What surprised me most, though... was how much his thoughts deviated from what I myself had seen.


I asked him: “Then, what do you desire?”

Marisbury
I'm only after the Grail's ability to grant wishes, and my wish is clear.

Marisbury
It's the completion of Chaldeas.
Truth is, the one at Chaldea is still just a prototype.

Marisbury
It was built to satisfy the sponsors. Sure it functions as an Earth model, but it's far from being complete.

Marisbury
It's just like this Greater Grail, Caster. The theory is complete, but the all-important fuel to power it is lacking.

Marisbury
The Greater Grail requires the souls of Heroic Spirits, but my Chaldeas needs something more...realistic.

Marisbury
To power Chaldeas, I would need to take over power plants that could generate enough electricity for an entire country. For no less than six months, even.

Marisbury
Essentially, I need a budget that could fund an entire nation. But the only assets I have...

Marisbury
...are my precious Offshore Oil Rig, Seraphix, and a French nuclear reactor I managed to buy the other day.

Marisbury
That's not nearly enough.
Simply put, I need more funds.

Marisbury
...That's fine. Laugh at my absurdity and shallowness if you so wish.

Marisbury
Despite the divine greatness that is the Greater Grail,
I seek from it neither eternal life, nor the Root itself.

Marisbury
What I want is a giant pile of money!


Marisbury told me to laugh, but there was nothing funny about it.


Creating a miracle was his life's work. It wasn't something he could get someone or something else to do for him.


Instead, he asked for the time it would take to complete his task to be shortened. Probably because he didn't have much longer left to live.


He determined that, in the ten years he had left, there was no way for him to complete and activate Chaldeas.


And so, to hasten its activation, he joined the Fuyuki Holy Grail War. The war was, to him, a shortcut.


It would allow him to obtain the necessary resources without becoming indebted to rival families, or having to worry about financing and its inherent complications.


He'd leave no traces. Nobody would be able to see what was coming.

Marisbury
...Thank you, Caster.
I knew you would understand.

Marisbury
Your cooperation will allow us to keep this ending our little secret.

Marisbury
We can let the world think that Saber and their Master won the Fuyuki Holy Grail War.

Marisbury
...Only a coward would cover this up. But if I don't, the other Lords will be able to get in my way.

Marisbury
No matter what it costs, I will complete the true Chaldeas and activate it. It will be necessary in order to secure humanity's future.

Marisbury
By doing so, Professor Lev's Sheba will not only be able to see the future, but the light of the past as well.

Marisbury
And pseudo-Spiritron projection–the Rayshift theory–will no longer be just a theory.

Marisbury
Why did the Age of Gods come to an end? Why has the Foundation of Humanity remained unstable since advent of the Anno Domini era?

Marisbury
Once the Rayshift works, we'll be able to answer those questions.


I knew this man was dangerous in a way unique to mages. Simply put, he lacked the sense of morality.


But, his burning passion and love for humanity were unwavering.


I signaled my consent.


This Greater Grail was not to be used to reach the Root, but to grant one man's wish.

Marisbury
To grant one's desire...

Marisbury
Yes, how ironic. The end result is turning out to be just the kind of nonsense the original ritual's creators promised.


I laughed in agreement, but only because I could tell that Marisbury's smile wasn't entirely genuine.

Marisbury
What about you, Caster?


...?

Marisbury
Hey, don't tell me you forgot what the Einzberns said!

Marisbury
The Holy Grail will grant the victor's wish. Both the Master and the Servant have the right to ask for a wish.

Marisbury
I wish for immense wealth. But what about you?
What will you wish for?

Marisbury
You can't change the past, but you can change how it is viewed today. Or would you like to be incarnated and live a second life?


I frozeMy wish. My wish. My wish...


I'd neverSo, I was about to say I didn't have one...

A:???
But, no... I did.

A:???
I can really... I can really wish for anything, Marisbury?

Marisbury
Yes. Anything but the life of Marisbury Animusphere, the man who summoned you.

Marisbury
Come now, Caster. ...No. Solomon, King of Mages.
My contractor. My one and only friend.

Marisbury
Knowing you, your wish will be a righteous one.
Say it with pride.

A:???
...


I remember my lips rose up into a grin.


And then the world went black.

Staff
Doctor? Are you asleep? Doctor?

Dr. Roman
Huh...? Whoa, did I fall asleep!?
I'm sorry, guys! I know we're in a critical situation!

Dr. Roman
Did we find the route to the Singularity where Solomon's lurking!? We barely have a day left!

Staff
We're making good progress.

Staff
If our calculations are correct, Chaldea will make contact with the final Singularity in four hours.

Staff
We'll begin the space-time fusion simultaneously with Master (Player's Name)'s Rayshift.

Staff
As long as it's within 72 hours of the fusion, we can escape the Singularity by purging the eastern research wing,

Staff
and transfer back to Chaldea Observatory's normal time: December 31, 2018.

Dr. Roman
I see. Everybody, take one last break then.

Dr. Roman
You only have four hours, but get some sleep, get some food, enjoy a nice chat, or leave some records behind... anything.

Dr. Roman
Do something to refresh and relax a little.
I'll keep an eye on things while you do.

B:Staff
Understood. If anything happens while we're gone, call us, Doctor.

Dr. Roman
All right, it's time for the final stage.
It's been ten years since I came to Chaldea.

Dr. Roman
It seems like a long time, and yet... not.
Honestly, this doesn't feel real to me yet.

Fou
Fou. Fou, fou.

Dr. Roman
Oh, there you are, Fou. When I think about it, you're a pretty strange creature, too.

Dr. Roman
Until (Player's Name) came, you only showed yourself around Mash. What made you change your mind?

Dr. Roman
I thought you were the kind of creature who feeds on humans, yet has no interest in them. Just like Merlin.

Fou
Fou. Fou, fou. Fooou!

Dr. Roman
Hmm... Yeah, I can't really understand what you're saying. I may have been able to understand you back then. Yeah, I probably did.

Dr. Roman
Well, I have a hunch about what you're saying.
You're saying, “Are you okay with this?”

Dr. Roman
Magi☆Mari got mad at me over the internet too.
She told me not to keep secrets anymore.

Dr. Roman
But, well...

Dr. Roman
To be honest, I don't feel guilty. I can't explain my reasons... Besides, it still hasn't sunk in for me.

Dr. Roman
Why did I come here to Chaldea?
What was I doing before I did?

Dr. Roman
It's all stuff I absolutely can't explain. Not even a little.

Dr. Roman
If I told them I came here to protect humanity just because I felt like it, that would be pretty lame, right?

Fou
...

Dr. Roman
Oh! But I CAN explain how I came to run the medical division at such a young age.

Dr. Roman
It's because I studied like any other person, of course. Competence is what got me this job.

Fou
...Fou, fou...

Dr. Roman
Come to think of it, I've spent the last decade doing nothing but studying, researching, and investigating.

Dr. Roman
One day, I had a feeling that humanity was going to end. It was one of those... bad dreams people get sometimes.

Dr. Roman
Eventually, I was forced to realize that this feeling of mine was true. I had no way of denying it, yet no strength to make sure either.

Dr. Roman
The only clue I had was that it would begin at Chaldea. I was filled with a sense of terror, and I was compelled to do something.

Dr. Roman
So, I've done everything I possibly could over the past decade. Like I was fleeing from this doom. Like I was running away, screaming.

Dr. Roman
...And I'm about to find out how this will end. scared, but happy at the same time.

Dr. Roman
Once this battle's over, I won't have to worry anymore.
I can finally be free to do what I want with my time.

Fou
...Fou. Fou, fou.

Dr. Roman
Hmm? Why are you thwacking on the data on the Demon Gods?

Dr. Roman
Oh, I see. You're worried about (Player's Name), huh?

Dr. Roman
As for who Solomon really is... Well, I suppose I have some idea. Kingu was a good sample case.

Dr. Roman
I thought the Solomon who appeared in London was a fake, but I didn't have any way to prove it.

Dr. Roman
Heroic Spirits have many aspects. That's why a single Heroic Spirit can manifest as a Saber or a Lancer, for instance.

Dr. Roman
So even if the Solomon who incinerated humanity was a variation on the one in the legends...

Dr. Roman
...he is still Solomon, the father of magecraft. And if he is the real Solomon, Chaldea has no way to beat him.

Dr. Roman
There were times when pessimism won out, and I thought that this Grand Order would end with humanity's defeat.

Dr. Roman
But, now... I don't feel that way.
If I'm right, that Solomon has one weak point.

Dr. Roman
...Yes, just one.

Dr. Roman
If he is the real Solomon, and at the same time, someone who is falsely claiming to be the King of Mages...

Dr. Roman
There is a void that Solomon can never reach...
And it scares me.

Dr. Roman
What scares me isn't whether I can take advantage of that opportunity.

Dr. Roman
It's what I'm going to be thinking when I reach that void...

Fou
...Fou...

Mash
...I had a dream. A scene of a peaceful town–one I'd seen before.

Unknown Man
Hey, Mash. Good to see you're doing well again today. I'm sure things will be quiet tomorrow, too.

Unknown Woman
Hey, Kyrielight, what are you doing with that shield?
The city's the same as ever! There's no danger around.

Unknown Man
That's right. We finally live in a utopia with no war, starvation, prejudice, or discrimination.

Unknown Woman
There's no need to hate anyone. No need to fear anything! Because we've... we've been released from death.

Unknown Man
We've been released from the sorrows of life.
We're happier now than we ever thought possible.

Unknown Woman
Life has no end. The world has no end. Tomorrow will never be worse than today. This is the bliss of eternity.

Mash
...

Mash
...No. I don't understand the happiness they speak of.

Mash
Solomon, King of Mages, the image you show me only frightens me.

Solomon
Why does it frighten you?

Solomon
These people have been released from finite lives, from the terror of death, from all their worries...

Solomon
What you see is a realistically blessed world for humans taking form. Why would that frighten you, Mash?

Solomon
A promised tomorrow. A today that lasts forever.
A life you needn't fear ending.

Solomon
That should be your salvation.

Solomon
I thought you, of all people, would understand how wonderful it is simply to live.

Mash
...No. No, I'm sorry.

Mash
I don't know why you show yourself to me.
But I can see that you are concerned about me.

Mash
Which is why it pains me to deny you.
But... I must correct you when you are in the wrong.

Solomon
...Very well. Then tell me, Mash.
I'm interested in the conclusion you've reached.

Mash
You mourn the end of life, and speak of the beauty of eternity. But, I'm sorry...

Mash
I don't understand the sorrow.
I don't understand what's so great about eternity.

Mash
Death is the end that comes to all living things.
It's a natural part of life.

Mash
You say there's no sadness because there's no death. But, I don't think eternal life is happiness.

Solomon
Why? The people of this town are happy.
Eternity is the happiness that humanity yearns for.

Mash
No. That's a lie. Their smiles are wrong.

Solomon
...Their smiles are wrong? Are you saying that this state of satisfaction, of freedom from all worries, is a lie?

Mash
Yes. Smiling is what gets you through sadness. Humans continue smiling because they know their time is limited.

Mash
But the smiles in this world are different.
They're just smiling because they're not afraid.

Mash
Those are not smiles. They're just... muscle memory.

Mash
The joys of life belong to those who live in the moment.

Mash
...Solomon, King of Mages... That is my answer to the question you once posed me.

Mash
I don't think anyone lives because they're scared of dying.

Mash
We live because we simply want to live. We do our best to get through the day because we can't wait for tomorrow.

Mash
Our journey is not about trying to avoid the endpoint of our lives we call “death,” but rather to pass through it.

Mash
So, please... do not take away our desire to live.

Solomon
...I see. So that was the question the other me asked of you, hm?

Solomon
“Why do you fight? Why, knowing your life will someday end, knowing it's ended already?”

Solomon
“Why do you cling to life? Why, when you realize that there's nothing in your future you can save?”

Solomon
What you've just told me... That is your answer?

Solomon
...A shame. Truly, a shame. Only those directly involved could be satisfied by such an answer.

Solomon
The Demon God Flauros spoke of you... Of how a short-lived creature, created by man, lived her life.

Solomon
I had paid particular attention to you as a sample case. No more. I no longer care.

Solomon
There is no path to a longer life for you.
You have rejected eternity, and so you shall die.

Solomon
So die like the trash you are, and take all of Chaldea with you.

Solomon
Die as one who clung to life. As a brave warrior who overcame many trials and perils.

Solomon
Why? Because that was what everyone was foolish enough to see you as.

Solomon
...

Solomon
...It's sad, really. In the end, you are nothing more than another powerless, ordinary human.

  1. ...Okay, it's time.
  Select: ...Okay, it's time.

Da Vinci
Hey! Good morning, (Player's Name)!

Da Vinci
It's Da Vinci here with your wake-up call.
I figured you'd be getting up from your nap about now!

Da Vinci
Oh, no need for any formal greetings.
This call is basically just me talking to myself.

Da Vinci
The Command Room is ready.
Now, it's up to you and Mash to begin the Last Order.

Da Vinci
But first, I have a request.
No, it's less a request, and more a bit of advice.

Da Vinci
I reviewed Mash's medical exams during the brief rest. I'll be blunt: her body is at its limit.

Da Vinci
Both in terms of her life and combat ability.

Da Vinci
She doesn't have long to live, and can only participate in one more major operation.

Da Vinci
I figured you needed to know.
And... Romani forced me to pass on the bad news.

Da Vinci
So, anyway...

Da Vinci
Romani believed that it would be best not to tell her, but I disagree.

Da Vinci
For one thing—

  1. I think Mash knows.
  Select: I think Mash knows.

Da Vinci
...I see. Coming from you, who's been with her the most, I'm not inclined to argue.

Da Vinci
That's it from me, then. I know this all comes moments before the battle to determine humanity's future, but that's that and this's this.

Da Vinci
You've only got a brief moment before you head to the Command Room. Spend it in a way you won't regret.

Da Vinci
See you in the Command Room! Ciao!☆

Mash
Good morning, Senpai.
Did you just wake up, too?

Mash
I just took a nap and finished a physical checkup.

Mash
If you're going to the Command Room, let me accompany you.

Mash
Or would you like to go to the cafeteria and get a sandwich for some quick nourishment? ...Senpai?

  1. ...  2. ... (I can't... I can't bring it up.)
  Select: ...

  Select: ... (I can't... I can't bring it up.)

Mash
I think it's natural to feel pressured.
I'm feeling overwhelmed. My heart is racing.

Mash
But, I'm not worried. It's always been this way to me.

Mash
From Fuyuki to ancient Mesopotamia, I was never confident I would be able to complete the mission.

Mash
On the other hand, Senpai... Even though you were more baffled than I was, you always managed to lead the way.

Mash
So, no matter how much pressure I'm under... even if humanity's survival is at stake...

Mash
...as long as Senpai is my Master, I will never feel worried.

Mash
(Player's Name), you are the best Master Chaldea has, and I'm very proud of you.

  1. Mash...
  Select: Mash...

Fou
Fou. Fooou!

Mash
Good morning, Fou. Have you come to bring us to the Command Room?

Fou
Fou. Fooou...

  1. (Fou is staring right at me...?)
  Select: (Fou is staring right at me...?)

Fou
...Fou. Fou, fou.

Mash
...? Fou?

  1. ...(I see...)  2. ...(I can't bring that up, but...)
  Select: ...(I see...)

  Select: ...(I can't bring that up, but...)

  1. ...Mash, you should stay in Chaldea.
  Select: ...Mash, you should stay in Chaldea.

Mash
Thank you. But, that's impossible.

Mash
Ever since you took my hand as the Command Room was collapsing around us, I have exclusively been your Servant.

Mash
If you're going to fight, I want to fight too.
Even if it shortens the small amount of time I have left.

  1. Mash...  2. So, you know...
  Select: Mash...

  Select: So, you know...

Fou
...

Mash
Yes. And it is no reason for any extra concern.

Mash
It's true that, unlike others, I was born and raised in a special environment.

Mash
But, I don't feel sad about my life so far.
I know the Doctor was worried about me, but...

Mash
I don't regret my life. Nothing sad has happened in it.

Mash
If there's anything to be sad about, it would be that
I won't be able to see what comes next.

Mash
My life has been very happy.
Everyone was very good to me.

Mash
Even if I only have a few more months left to live, I want to be proud of what I do with them.

  1. ...But that's...  2. That's just awful...
  Select: ...But that's...

  Select: That's just awful...

Mash
Not at all. My life has been more than worth it.

Mash
I mean, I never thought I'd set foot outside Chaldea.
That never seemed possible for me.

Mash
But you saved me. Thanks to you, I was able to see the outside world...to see what color the sky was.

Mash
My journey this past year has been a treasure to me... One I wouldn't give up for anything.

Mash
...So...

Mash
So, I'm going on the final mission.

Mash
Solomon said that life has no value.
Human history is meaningless.

Mash
But that is wrong, and I will deny it with everything I have. Even if someone's life is going to be lost and forgotten,

Mash
I've learned on my journey that the lives of every human in history are what built the present we live in now.

Mash
...It's true that I have no experience with life's sorrows.
I don't understand the pain the King of Mages speaks of.

Mash
But I know the joys of life. Senpai, Dr. Roman, everyone at Chaldea...

Mash
...and all the worlds we've traveled through have taught me.

Mash
So, please, let me accompany you until the end, Master.

Mash
To prevent the Incineration of Humanity, to show the value of human life, and to retake our future.

  1. ...I'm sorry. Let's go, Mash!  2. ...Thank you. Let's go, Mash!
  Select: ...I'm sorry. Let's go, Mash!

  Select: ...Thank you. Let's go, Mash!

Mash
Right! Mash Kyrielight will support you with everything I have!

Fou
Fou, fooou!

Dr. Roman
Right on time.
Good morning, (Player's Name), Mash.

Dr. Roman
Your physical and mental states both appear stable.
The two of you are in top condition.

Dr. Roman
No... Your mental state is a bit elevated compared to usual. Did something good happen, Mash?

Mash
Y-yes. I was lucky enough to run into Senpai in the hallway again today.

  1. It's a good sign.  2. Tactless, Doctor, aren't you?
  Select: It's a good sign.
Dr. Roman
Ah, like a good luck ritual. It's one of those everyday things you do to help you succeed... Dr. Roman
A little magic charm anyone can do.
Small happinesses like that are important.
  Select: Tactless, Doctor, aren't you?
Dr. Roman
No, not really! I was just taking your vitals. I'm your doctor, after all, and I have to be precise, so— Dr. Roman
Wait, what do you mean by “tactless”? Did you literally bump into each other or something? Did sparks fly?

Dr. Roman
...Oh, right. Here I am, making my usual small talk.

Dr. Roman
We're at the final stage.
We need to stay focused and talk seriously.

Dr. Roman
Master (Player's Name), Mash Kyrielight.

Dr. Roman
We've finally identified the location of the King of Mages' base, which we knew to exist outside the normal temporal axis.

Dr. Roman
Chaldea will now make contact with this Singularity.
The entire facility will enter enemy territory.

Dr. Roman
We will Rayshift into the enemy Singularity, but we'll also be physically connected to them.

Dr. Roman
This will be different from our other expeditions. Moving between Chaldea and the Singularity can only be done at the contact points.

Dr. Roman
In other words...

Da Vinci
In other words, this is a surprise landing operation! Crazy, like Normandy!

  1. Just like always!  2. Da Vinci!
  Select: Just like always!

  Select: Da Vinci!

Da Vinci
Yes! Thanks for that lively response!
Military regulations and dignity are no concern of mine!

Dr. Roman
(Sigh) ...Well, I kind of saw that coming.

Dr. Roman
Fine. I'm going to give up on being serious.
Da Vinci, can you give us the briefing?

Da Vinci
Sure! Leave it to me!☆

Da Vinci
Now, just like I said, this is a landing operation.
That sets it apart from all the other Orders so far.

Da Vinci
There's no need to look for a Grail. The mission itself is simple, but you've got three things to do:

Da Vinci
First, besiege the enemy temple; second, defeat the King of Mages; and third, return from enemy territory alive.

  1. Besiege the temple...  2. Defeat the King of Mages...
  Select: Besiege the temple...

  Select: Defeat the King of Mages...

Mash
And then return alive?

Da Vinci
Yes. Thanks to Sheba's analysis, we know the basic layout of the enemy territory.

Da Vinci
This Singularity is its own little world.
It's a conceptual universe.

Da Vinci
If Chaldeas is a miniature model of Earth, then the enemy territory is a miniature model of the universe.

Da Vinci
Well, it's a universe with no other celestial bodies. On a human scale, it would be about the size of a single cell.

Da Vinci
What's interesting is that there's only a single life form in this universe. But, we can ignore that for now.

Da Vinci
There's an incalculable amount of magical energy swirling around the center of the Singularity. That's definitely the King of Mages' throne.

Da Vinci
The throne will be your target. But the route connecting to it is currently blocked.

Da Vinci
That is to say, the temple gate is shut.
Well, it's natural to protect one's seat of power.

Da Vinci
So, first you're going to destroy all the surrounding areas in the enemy's territory.

Da Vinci
The enemy territory itself is actually a single massive life-form. It's sending energy from the outer edges to the core.

Da Vinci
So, once the outer edges are destroyed, the gate barring the way to the throne will shatter.

Mash
Destroy the outer areas to cut off the flow of magical energy... So that's why you talked about besieging the temple...

Da Vinci
That's right! Our analysis revealed that there are multiple bases inside enemy territory.

Da Vinci
If you destroy them, or shut them down, the path to the throne should open.

Da Vinci
Then, you defeat the King of Mages once he's exposed, and finally come back to Chaldea.

Da Vinci
You'll have to walk back, though.

Da Vinci
Traveling via Rayshift can only be done along the contact point... the entrance into the enemy territory.

Da Vinci
That's why it's a landing operation.
Ugh, it's going to be such a chore!

Da Vinci
Once the King of Mages is gone, this Singularity will disappear. In other words—

  1. We need to run back as the Singularity collapses?
  Select: We need to run back as the Singularity collapses?

Mash
!

Mash
That's... Yes, that is different than before.
We've never had to escape a collapsing battlefield...

Da Vinci
Yes. Normally, the only time you'd have to worry about that is if you're searching ruins.

Da Vinci
So, destroying the King of Mages is just the start.
What's important is coming back.

Da Vinci
Both of you need to stay focused until the very end, and make your way back to the entrance.

Da Vinci
As soon as we've Rayshifted to return you to the Coffins, Chaldea will return to normal space.

Da Vinci
That's when the battle is truly over.
Humanity, and Chaldea, will have won.

Da Vinci
Right, Romani?

Dr. Roman
Of course. That's why we've come all this way.

Dr. Roman
...Enter the enemy Singularity and destroy the seven bases. Reach the throne at the heart, and defeat Solomon.

Dr. Roman
Afterward, escape the collapsing throne, and return to Chaldea via the contact point.

Dr. Roman
...That's the mission. Any questions?

  1. None.  2. What do you mean the Singularity is a single life-form?
  Select: None.

  Select: What do you mean the Singularity is a single life-form?
Dr. Roman
Oh, actually... Hmm. You know, there's probably no reason to go into it, but I'll tell you anyway. Dr. Roman
Do you remember Fuyuki's Greater Grail? The Magical Reactor Core that caused the Fuyuki Holy Grail War? Dr. Roman
It was originally made from the dissected body of a certain mage. Dr. Roman
The greatest of geniuses. The greatest of miracles. Dr. Roman
This mage had her Magical Circuits removed and used as the basis for the system. Dr. Roman
This was a special case of turning the small system that is a human body into a real universe. Dr. Roman
And this Singularity is similar. It's a small universe made from the Magical Circuits of a certain mage. Dr. Roman
A Reality Marble that can exist outside of the temporal axis, for as long as it has magical energy... Dr. Roman
That is the true nature of Solomon's base.
That's why we had to call it this: Dr. Roman
The Grand Temple of Time, Reality Marble Solomon.

Dr. Roman
...

Fou
...

  1. Dr. Roman?
  Select: Dr. Roman?

Dr. Roman
...How pathetic. Looks like I'm the only one who has yet to be mentally prepared.

Dr. Roman
But, that's coming to an end right now. That look on your face, (Player's Name), it's cheered me up.

Dr. Roman
As the acting director of Chaldea, I order you to enter the Coffins.

Dr. Roman
There's only a little time left. If Chaldea reaches 2019, everything will be over. We won't be able to restore humanity.

Dr. Roman
This battle began with defeat. Solomon wiped out the entirety of mankind before anyone knew what happened.

Dr. Roman
This is the greatest murder plot in human history. Solomon has been carefully planning this out since his death in 931 B.C.

Dr. Roman
Please, put an end to his absurd scheme. Prove that an endeavor as hollow as Solomon's simply needs to go up in flames without anyone ever knowing about it.

  1. ... (Nod silently)  2. Of course! Leave it to me!
  Select: ... (Nod silently)

  Select: Of course! Leave it to me!

Mash
Yes. Leave it to us, Dr. Roman.
Senpai and I will return to Chaldea, I promise!

Dr. Roman
Good. Glad to hear it.

Dr. Roman
Knowing you two, you won't lose to Solomon.

Dr. Roman
...Now let's begin the final Order.

Dr. Roman
Initiating Rayshift program.

Dr. Roman
The enemy is Solomon, King of Mages. The mission objectives are to destroy him and return alive!

Announcement
Unsummon Program start.
Spiritron Conversion start.

Announcement
Rayshift starting in 3, 2, 1... [k]

Announcement
All procedures cleared.
Final Grand Order commencing operation.

Section One

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We can't bear to see this endless slaughter.
We can't bear to hear this ceaseless screaming.


Our Clairvoyance reveals all the horrible truths of past and future.


I, as king, cannot turn a blind eye.
I... We simply lack the ability to turn a deaf ear.




We are forced to witness all the horrors of this world. The revolting and the hideous are forced onto us, burned into our memory.


The only sensible thing to do is rectify this repulsive state of being.


But how? Even if we were to eradicate their filth, humans would simply create more.


The very premise is wrong.
As long as life exists, We can fix nothing.


It must be redone. That is the only option. Everything must be redone, and perfected right from the beginning.


What must be erased is not merely history, nor the ecosystem, nor continents, nor time itself.


We must begin from true nothingness.


Our plan was to re-create this planet from its beginning.


In order to do so, considerable resources are required. We need a truly massive amount of fuel.


For example, the massive amount of energy generated by incinerating all life on this planet.


But... a one-time harvest will not be enough. We will need to draw from the past, the present, and the future of the whole world.


One second. One minute. One hour. One day. One month. One year. Energy generated in each of these time spans will be harvested going backwards in time.


That should work... Three thousand years' worth of the planet's most potent energy.


Once it is collected, bound, and controlled, our task can be accomplished.


Our kindred, the portents We scattered across the land:


We write here of our indignation.
We shall leave a path for our kin who follow behind Us.


Build up a Temple. Pile up the bands of light.


We need every existing resource to destroy Humanity. We need every second of eternity to forget Humanity.


Seek the way to the Final Singularity. There you shall find Us, on the Throne of the King of Mages...

Dr. Roman
...(Player's Name), Mash!
Wake up, are you guys all right!?

Mash
Ouch... Yes, Doctor! Rayshift successful!

Mash
But we encountered strange interference we've never experienced before during the Rayshift... That image was...

  1. ...It was the same image I saw in Uruk.  2. ...It was a memory seared into space.
  Select: ...It was the same image I saw in Uruk.

  Select: ...It was a memory seared into space.

Mash
Oh good. Senpai is all right, too!
Now, about the situation here...

Da Vinci
On it! I'm monitoring you guys.
You've definitely arrived at Temple of Time.

Da Vinci
And these are the same readings I measured a million times in Mesopotamia.

Da Vinci
A Spirit Origin that doesn't fall under any of the seven classes. The Beast of Calamity, known as one of the Evils of Humanity.

Da Vinci
The reading I'm getting throughout that entire space is... Beast-Class.

B:???
You've got that right. Looks like you've wisened up a bit, Chaldea.

B:???
The fact that you were lucky enough to make it past the Seventh Singularity is an accomplishment worthy of praise from me.

Mash
You are...!

  1. Lev Lainur!
  Select: Lev Lainur!

Lev
Should I say, “Hi, it's been a while?”

Lev
But there's really no need for greetings, or for us to catch up.

Lev
I know how your battles with the other Demon God Pillars went. I'm impressed to see an inexperienced Master like yourself has made it this far.

Lev
It may surprise you to know that I am very well-acquainted with the subtleties of human nature. That's why I can admire (Player's Name)'s effort.

Lev
Honestly...

Lev
Your persistent survival is...hideous. It makes me sick!

Lev
Why can't you just lie down and die!
It's so simple, anyone should be able to manage it.

Mash
...Professor Lev. I will not ask why you are alive.

Mash
But there is one thing I do want to know:

Mash
When you approached Director Olga Marie, was your intent to destroy Chaldea and humanity even then, from the very beginning?

Lev
That is such a “Mash” question. But there must be something else you'd like to ask, no?

Lev
“He must have been on humanity's side, at least in the beginning.”

Lev
“Surely Lev Lainur was originally an honest man. He must have been seduced by the King of Mages at some point.” Isn't that it?

Dr. Roman
I want to know too, Professor Lev.
You were working for Chaldea even before I joined.

Dr. Roman
The Foundation of Humanity could not be restored solely with Chaldeas.

Dr. Roman
It was Sheba, which you developed, that allowed us to get this far.

Dr. Roman
It's hard to believe that you had been working for Solomon from the beginning.

Da Vinci
Yeah. It's hard to believe you were able to deceive me for four years. When did you become a Demon God Pillar?

Lev
Oh, my. What a pleasant surprise, Romani Archaman. And you too, Madame Da Vinci.

Lev
What familiar faces. I never expected to chat with you guys again.

Lev
You are all concerned for my reputation...rather, human rights. You seem to be so preoccupied with things like that.

Lev
But that is unnecessary. So, you want to know when I started serving the King of Mages?

Lev

Kekeke...hahahahahaha!
Beginning 3,000 years ago, of course!

Lev
From the moment the plan was set in motion, we were already in place throughout the world!

Lev
Lineages destined to birth a Demon God Pillar in a hundred years, in five hundred years...

Lev
...or even one thousand years later!
I just happened to be the one designated for 2018 A.D.!

Lev
We were like seeds planted in the ground.

Lev
An original Order, handed down through generations of mages. A certain “way of being” that must be protected absolutely.

Lev
Our Grand Order is the rule that the King of Mages created for this very moment.

Lev
While human mages established their own principles and theories and passed them down to their descendants...

Lev
We, whose power was born of the King of Mages, survived through the generations until the designated time.

Lev
We etched a curse into our genes to host the Demon God Pillar, and continued our lineage until our appointed era arrived.

Lev
And in 2017, at the point where I awakened as the last designated Demon God Pillar, your history came to an end.

Lev
All necessary resources had been collected. But...

Lev
You Chaldeans insisted on surviving. Why? What made you do that? Did I miscalculate somewhere?

Lev
No, that's not it. It was because an impostor managed to slip past my watchful gaze.

Lev
Am I right, Romani Archaman?
Seems I underestimated you.

Lev
Or, maybe you were playing the fool in front of me, so things would turn out the way they have?

Lev
If so, that's really a shame. I thought we were friends.

Lev
Medicine and sorcery.
We may not have walked the same path...

Lev
But at least I showed respect for your good nature and the vain efforts you were making.

Dr. Roman
...

Da Vinci
Of course not. There's no way you could have detected Romani's nature.

Da Vinci
After all, he didn't trust anyone around him until I was summoned to Chaldea.

Lev
...What?

Da Vinci
Romani may be an ordinary person, but on one certain matter, he demonstrated more patience than any genius could!

Da Vinci
“I don't know the reason.” “I don't even know who the enemies are.” “There's no guarantee that it's even going to happen.”

Da Vinci
He threw his entire life away, believing in the “crisis of mankind” he only saw in a dream.

Da Vinci
He continued to wait, believing that something that couldn't possibly happen would, in fact, occur.

Da Vinci
He couldn't let his enemies know that he'd noticed.
So he couldn't tell his allies, either.

Da Vinci
And since he didn't know how to prepare for that moment, all he could do was study everything he possibly could.

Da Vinci
That's how Romani Archaman spent more than a decade: in a hell of his own creation, where he could not rest, even for a moment.

Da Vinci
Such a man would never show his true nature, even to a friend!

Da Vinci
This fool even kept telling himself that he was worthless trash, or scum, or something like that!

Dr. Roman
Uh, well, you think so?
I don't think I'm THAT self-degrading...

Lev
...Humph. Of course I kept an eye on his suspicious behavior.

Lev
That's why I made a move to kill him with the Command Room explosion... But even that failed because THAT Master intervened.

Mash
What? Is that true, Senpai?
You saved the Doctor's life...?

  1. We were just shooting the breeze.  2. ...I guess I did. That was such a long time ago.
  Select: We were just shooting the breeze.

  Select: ...I guess I did. That was such a long time ago.

Lev
...Whatever.

Lev
Our king is tied up right now.
The final calculations will be done in a few hours.

Lev
Normally, I would ignore you all.

Lev
But this is a good opportunity.
I'll tidy up my own loose ends right here.

Lev
You have absolutely no chance of making it to the Throne, and I will prove that right now!

Lev
Hear me: my name is Demon God Flauros, one of the 72 Demon Gods, the one who governs information!

Lev
I was caught by surprise last time, but I'm full of energy today! I'll enjoy seeing how much you've bettered yourselves!

Mash
Lev Lainur has transformed into a Demon God Pillar! Master, your orders, please!

  1. Let's defeat Lev and head to the Throne!  2. Dealing with a Demon God Pillar or two is no big deal now!
  Select: Let's defeat Lev and head to the Throne!

  Select: Dealing with a Demon God Pillar or two is no big deal now!

Mash
Yes...! Here I go, Master!

--BATTLE--

A:Demon God Flauros
It's pointless. Everything you do is pointless!
Ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Mash
It can't be...! The Demon God Pillar has reappeared!
It wasn't restored, or healed... It...

Mash
An entirely new Flauros has been born...!

  1. When will this end!?  2. Don't tell me the ground is completely...
  Select: When will this end!?

  Select: Don't tell me the ground is completely...

Dr. Roman
What was that? What was that impact just now!?

Staff A
Something hit us from the outside! The second reactive theory unit has sustained over sixty percent damage!

Staff B
We've lost the northern observation room! Detecting excessive pressure in the observatory dome!

Staff B
T-minus five minutes until collapse...! If the dome is destroyed, we won't be able to hold the Command Room!

Staff B
Chaldea will enter foam-state

Staff C
Pseudo-Spiritron computing efficiency have fallen out of the qualia zone!

Dr. Roman
Cut off all power to external facilities! Reroute everything to Chaldeas and the reactive theory units!

Dr. Roman
We need to maintain the Command Room's functions! Leonardo, what about the resources you have saved up in your workshop!?

Da Vinci
I've transferred them to the Spiritron calculation supercomputer. My secret stash should cover it!

Da Vinci
But this will all be futile, Romani!

Da Vinci
Six, seven, eight—Eight Demon God Pillars have wrapped themselves around Chaldea!

Da Vinci
I could fight directly,

Da Vinci
And that won't solve the problem at hand! We'll need to destroy the Singularity before Chaldea gets smashed to smithereens!

A:Demon God Flauros

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
That's impossible! Impossible, you hear?

A:Demon God Flauros
I am immortal. We are inexhaustible.
This entire space IS us!

A:Demon God Flauros
Come. Come—My kindred, show yourselves!

Mash
More Demon God Pillars... No, these are...

A:Demon God Flauros
Yes, we are the 72 Demon Gods, and they are us!

A:Demon God Flauros
You killed me. But what of it? There will always be 72 Demon God Pillars, no matter what you do to us.

A:Demon God Flauros
As long as the Throne exists upon this land, our number will never decrease!

A:Demon God Flauros
If you want to kill me,
you'll have to eradicate all 72 of us.

A:Demon God Flauros
But what chance do you have of that? Where is your army? There is nothing on Earth that can stand against us!

A:Demon God Flauros
You haven't caught us. You've merely thrown yourselves into your own graves!

A:Demon God Flauros
Ha, ha, ha! You're like moths to the flame!
I commend your enthusiasm!

Mash
We're not getting any transmissions from Chaldea...! Master, what should we do...?

  1. ...No.  2. ...No way!
  Select: ...No.

  Select: ...No way!

A:Demon God Flauros
I've underestimated you! I see you still have the guts to meet your enemy's gaze!

A:Demon God Flauros
But that's enough. I understand you don't know when to give up! That might have worked up until yesterday!

A:Demon God Flauros
The last Master.
The last human, (Player's Name).

A:Demon God Flauros
We have the utmost respect for you!
You were supremely entertaining!

A:Demon God Flauros
We laugh at your resistance in the first Singularity.
We laugh at your zeal in the second Singularity.

A:Demon God Flauros
We laugh at your adventure in the third Singularity.
We laugh at your quest in the fourth Singularity!

A:Demon God Flauros
We laugh at your advance during the fifth Singularity!
We laugh at your survival in the sixth Singularity!

A:Demon God Flauros
And the seventh Singularity...
Well, that wasn't very pleasant.

A:Demon God Flauros
It was a poor show... Not the least bit entertaining.
Let's just forget it entirely.

A:Demon God Flauros
In any case, your fight has been truly amusing! And the fact that it was utterly pointless makes it even better!

A:Demon God Flauros
You fought all this way and it was worthless! You fought up until now, and even still your end will be utterly pathetic!

A:Demon God Flauros
It has been a spectacular show!
Thank you, and goodbye!

A:Demon God Flauros
Chaldea will meet its end here and now!
Ha ha, hahaha!

A:Demon God Flauros

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Mash
Senpai...!

  1. Mash...!  2. ...!
  Select: Mash...!

  Select: ...!

  1. ...
  Select: ...

  1. ...
  Select: ...

  1. ...Maybe...
  Select: ...Maybe...

  1. ...It was all pointless, after all...
  Select: ...It was all pointless, after all...

???
No. Calling it pointless is ludicrous.
Isn't it a bit too early for you to be giving up?

???
This battle was a long journey that took you back through human history. However, you never once fell to despair.

???
That because you had so many encounters on that journey.

???
Even if this entire planet became the battleground for the Holy Grail War.

???
Even if everything on this land had turned into eternal ruinous grounds.

???
Even if countless powerful enemies stood in your away at the end of your journey.

???
You never gave up. You looked forward, knowing our fate has not yet been decided.

???
This is no different. Now... let the battles begin, Master.

???
Wasn't this meant to be a story about us taking back our future together?

A:Demon God Flauros

Gahhhh!? What's going on!?

A:Demon God Flauros
Why isn't (Player's Name) gone!?
Why does Chaldea still exist!?

A:Demon God Flauros
Why? Why are our bodies crumbling!?

Dr. Roman
All eight Demon God Pillars have been destroyed!
We did it! Way to go, Da Vinci! You're amazing!

Dr. Roman
What trick did you have up your sleeve this time?

Dr. Roman
You should've let us know you had such a powerful secret weapon!

Da Vinci
No, that wasn't me. That was—

  1. Yes, that was...!
  Select: Yes, that was...!

???
Primates have flourished for thousands of years.

???
The Age of Gods has ended, and through time, mankind has become the most prosperous beings on Earth.

???
And so we shape the future of this planet, and inscribe its history on the surface.

???
For that, we nurtured knowledge, produced many resources, and saw countless lives reincarnated.

???
It is a map to prolong mankind's survival, and to ensure its everlasting prosperity.

???
In the world of magecraft, this is called “Humanity.” Those at Chaldea have been charged to protect it.

Dr. Roman
...Is this a dream? Are my sensors broken? There are summoning spells being activated all over the Singularity!

Dr. Roman
There's no catalyst...no summoners. They're materializing autonomously, following the thin threads of fate that intertwined when you crossed paths!

Dr. Roman
Ten, twenty, thirty Spirit Origin signatures!
And still increasing! (Player's Name), this is...!

  1. I know that banner...!  2. You guys all came...!
  Select: I know that banner...!

  Select: You guys all came...!

Demon God Bael
Eastern terminal nerve system, aflame.
Number of enemy Servants rising.

Demon God Gäap
Western autonomic nerves, damaged.
Twenty-four enemy Servants confirmed.

Demon God Ose
Inconsequential. No matter how many of them there are, they're just extensions of man.

Demon God Ose
They are not a colony like us.
They must live separately, and fight individually.

Demon God Ose
Destroy them. Eliminate them. Remove them.
Mere Servants are no match for us.

Demon God Ose
I cannot see anything that would be capable of destroying the 72 Demon Go—

Demon God Bael
Eastern terminal nerve system, destroyed. Demon Gods one through eight cannot maintain nominal values.

Demon God Gäap
Western autonomic nerves, destroyed. Demon Gods 26 through 33 cannot maintain nominal values.

Demon God Räum
...Left and right base thoracic cages damaged.
We recommend retreating from this space.

Demon God Ose
What's going on? Why are we being overpowered?

Demon God Ose
How are humans, who reject mutual understanding, fighting together like this!?

???
...Yes. It's true that we are life-forms who are obsessed with self-interest.

???
And it's no different as a Heroic Spirit. In fact, it is because we are Heroic Spirits that we cannot abandon our convictions.

???
But... There is one human who believes in us.

???
A human who still believes that we are heroes, even after meeting so many Heroic Spirits and witnessing so many battles.

???
What Heroic Spirit could ignore that call?

???
O Lord. I shall raise my flag once again for the salvation of a nation... Nay, for the salvation of this world.

Jeanne d'Arc
Hear me! Heroic Spirits, mighty warriors who have gathered here!

Jeanne d'Arc
Though we may be rivals, or from completely different eras, we must stand together now.

Jeanne d'Arc
Not to prevent the Incineration of Humanity, but to open up a path for our contractor!

Jeanne d'Arc
My True Name is Jeanne d'Arc! In the name of the Lord, I shall become your shield!

Mash
So many... Those are... Those shooting stars racing across the sky...

Dr. Roman
Yeah, they're Servants!
This is amazing. They just keep coming!

Dr. Roman
And I have no idea why, either!

Dr. Roman
Maybe they were able to get in because this Singularity exists outside of time? No, it doesn't matter!

Dr. Roman
Among the Heroic Spirits you met on your journey, the Heroic Spirits who fought alongside you—

Dr. Roman
I'm sure there are some who had planned only to lend their power for a short while...

Dr. Roman
And yet they've all come to help you out!

Dr. Roman
This is a sight so rare you could live a thousand lifetimes and never see it again!

Dr. Roman
The Servants' attacks are pinning the Demon Gods in place!

Dr. Roman
Every single one of the 72 Demon Gods has been engaged. We can eliminate them right now!

Dr. Roman
Open a path to the center, (Player's Name)!
We only have a little time left!

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Section Two

Show/Hide Story Chapter

Demon God Naberius
Activate. Activate. The nine pillars that govern the Melting Furnace:

Demon God Naberius
Zepar. Botis. Bathim. Sallos.
Purson. Marax. Ipos. Aim.

Demon God Naberius
We nine pillars know sound.
We nine pillars weave song.

Demon God Naberius
In the name of the 72 Demon Gods, our luminous torch shall never be extinguished!

Mash
I have confirmed the presence of nine enemy pillars...!
I am not sure we can take on so many of them!

  1. Yeah, this might be too much for us...!  2. No way! We can't take this many!
  Select: Yeah, this might be too much for us...!

  Select: No way! We can't take this many!

Jeanne d'Arc
Do not say such things! Demon Gods of this sort should be a cakewalk for you by now.

Siegfried
Indeed. This is the first time I'm seeing them up close, and I am astonished that you battled such monsters.

Siegfried
I must express my incredible respect for your prowess and bravery!

Siegfried
I'm sure you're all capable of overcoming this trial on your own, but allow me to assist you.

Mash
Jeanne! Siegfried!

Jeanne d'Arc
We shall hold this sector. (Player's Name) of Chaldea, we await your command.

Jeanne d'Arc
The Demon Gods are nothing compared to that horrible witch!

Jeanne d'Arc
We are the Alliance of Dragonslayers, and we shall repay you for your hard work in Orleans!

Marie
Yes, Jeanne, you are right!
And Vive la France, (Player's Name)!

Marie
Whassup my homies, again!
Come now, Amadeus and Sanson! Pay your respects!

Sanson
...N-no, I am too ashamed to show myself.
I'm happier just helping behind the scenes...

Amadeus
Oh, you're so uptight! It's too late to be fretting over appearances now!

Amadeus
What's done is done. There is no point brooding over an unpopular concert.

Amadeus
Don't you know that the memories of the masses are malleable? If you give a spectacular performance now, your past mistakes will be forgiven...mostly!

Amadeus
It baffles me that a man your age doesn't know that!

Amadeus
It is amazing that someone as sensitive as you could tolerate a moniker like “Monsieur de Paris.”

Amadeus
I mean, a “Man of Paris?” How mortifying!
I would have skipped town before the day was through!

Sanson
You're just an irresponsible good-for-nothing!
The lowest kind of scum, ready to flee as soon as something displeases him!

Amadeus
Hahahah, in that case, show me your so-called responsibility! You caused quite a bit of trouble
for (Player's Name) in France!

Amadeus
Being a mere stagehand is not enough. Step out onto center stage and work ten times as hard as penance!

Amadeus
Besides, this is a battle to save people. Surely that's a thousand times better than standing on an execution stage?

Sanson
Ugh... You insolent wretch.
Must you ALWAYS have the final word?

Mash
Please, Amadeus! Sanson!

Amadeus
Greetings, Fräulein. We meet once again.
Do you remember my one tidbit of advice?

Amadeus
Well, I suppose that is irrelevant at the moment.
We don't have time for chitchat just now.

Amadeus
Are you ready? We shall exterminate the Demon Gods together.

Amadeus
...Truth be told, I actually have a bit of a connection to these things.

Amadeus
But fortunately, I had not the slightest interest in aligning with those 72 Demon Gods in any way.

Amadeus
I had long since sold my soul to music.
Someone must have become Amdusias instead of me.

Amadeus
Or perhaps...

Marie
Hmm? What is it, Amadeus?
Why such a gentle, tender look?

Amadeus
It's nothing. I was merely recalling a past miracle. Well,
(Player's Name), let us sound the drums of war!

Amadeus
This is shaping up to be quite the battle, but we have plenty of help this time.

Amadeus
Let us finish off this prelude so that we may hurry on to our next venue!

--ARROW--

Demon God Zepar
This cannot be! I was unaware of any predicted future matching this!

Demon God Zepar
What has the Command Terminal been doing!?
Impossible! Impossible! Impossible!

Demon God Zepar
This intrusion was not from incompetence!

Demon God Zepar
For the nine of us to be overpowered by a ragtag group of Heroic Spirits... There must be some flaw in our design...

Kiyohime
Oh dear. Turning a blind eye to one's immaturity is unsightly. It has nothing to do with the Command Terminal, or whatever that is.

Kiyohime
Kiyohime will go to the ends of the Earth and the universe if it's for my dear Master. Such a deed is only proper to demonstrate a pure maiden's love.

Elisabeth
Yes, truly unsightly. Blaming your superiors for your own inadequacy... You need to rebuild yourselves from the ground up.

Elisabeth
First of all, having 71 backup dancers looking like you is unthinkable. That's so out of touch!

Elisabeth
When you're out front on center stage, you can't whine. Be more like our Master over there.

Elisabeth
You're out of your mind for trying to take on my . You're still wet behind the ears!

Georgios
Humph. This would be easier if they had a change of heart, but it seems they had no heart to begin with.

Georgios
Still... I am slightly surprised and oddly touched.

Georgios
Even Elisabeth, the dragon girl, an evil Anti-Hero, has the conscience to try to reform herself!

Martha
Hehee. Dragons can be complicated creatures, Georgios.

Martha
Also, isn't it about time you get the idea that all dragons are evil out of your head?

Martha
Evil or not, a wholehearted duel–Ahem. I mean, a wholehearted conversation will lead to mutual understanding.

Siegfried
...I see. So it's that persistence that I lacked.

Siegfried
Even that wicked dragon Fafnir couldn't give up his lust for treasure. We might have been able to come to an understanding...

Siegfried
If I had been as kind as you, my lady, I wonder if things would have ended differently...

d'Eon
No! The answer is no! You should cultivate a better sense of judgment of character!

d'Eon
Ah... Oh, pardon me. That slipped out even though we are in the middle of battle. But I was compelled to interject.

d'Eon
Ahem. Perhaps Sir Siegfried should give himself a bit more credit for his achievements.

d'Eon
I'd never suggest taking a page from that degenerate musician's book, but at least try to have Sanson's objectivity...

Amadeus
Hold it. If you're going to criticize me, please do it when I'm out of earshot, d'Eon!

Amadeus
As you can see, my heart is fragile, like Venetian glass! That's it! I'm tired and I want to go home!

Marie
Heehee. Don't mind him, d'Eon. Amadeus just wants to make excuses for his own debauchery.

Marie
He's a brute who doesn't care whether his reputation is good or bad. He's just a deviant who only gets excited by music superior to his own♡

Amadeus
Damn, so harsh, but so true!
I can't possibly disagree!

Amadeus
That aside, Sanson's smirk is completely repulsive!

Sanson
I'm not smirking! That was a look of pity! So how about more fighting and less lip-flapping, you effete fop!?

Vlad III
...Hmmm. These stakes have skewered 20,000 soldiers, but who knew the time would come when I would run out?

Vlad III
It's natural for maggots to breed in rotten meat, but aren't there a few too many here?

Carmilla
Of all people, I never thought I would hear Count Vlad complain. Are you enjoying the picturesque carnage?

Carmilla
Why not reveal your true nature, Count Dracula? Don't you want to show off the real power of your lance to the Master?

Vlad III
As malicious as always, eh, vampiress?
At least you don't want for diligence.

Vlad III
You work hard at the role you have taken on, so vigorously wielding that Iron Maiden of yours.

Vlad III
I was a fool to worry about the opinions of others. We stand at the end of humanity. This is no time to fret over reputation.

Vlad III
If they want a vampire, then I shall show them a TRUE monster!

Phantom
Yes, yes... We are in the pits of Hell itself.
There is no reason to hide one's sins...

Phantom
Atonement is for the surface world. For those of us who dwell in the bowels of the earth, there need be nothing but our singing the praises of pure violence!

Phantom
Oh, Christine, Christine!

Phantom
Sing for me, fall from grace for me, and... and...
Yes, return to the surface for me!

Phantom
You are worthy of light!
We dead souls will take on all of the filth!

Lancelot
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...!

Gilles de Rais
We seem to be pressuring them, but there's still no end in sight. Even with our elite group, we have yet to make a dent in the enemy's territory.

Gilles de Rais
It's hard to defend with just our banner alone.
Would you lend us your hand, my Jeanne?

Jeanne d'Arc
Of course. There was no enemy force we could not overcome when the two of us fought together.

Jeanne d'Arc
Let us advance, Gilles. Let us show our combined power, here and now!

Jeanne d'Arc
Luminosité Eternelle!

Gilles de Rais
Saint War Order!

Demon God Naberius
Scattering of terminal components, confirmed. Breaking away from the Throne, focusing on self-recovery.

Demon God Naberius
Zepar, Botis, Bathim, Sallos... resurrect.
Purson, Marax, Ipos, Aim... resurrect.

Demon God Naberius
Melting Furnace Naberius, rebooting.
Expelling enemy Servants.

Dr. Roman
No matter how many we defeat, the numbers aren't decreasing...!

Siegfried
Looks that way. As long we don't destroy their roots, these creatures won't die.

Jeanne d'Arc
But we can make them weaker.

Jeanne d'Arc
As long as they are continuously defeated and forced to regenerate, the Demon Gods can do nothing.

Da Vinci
Yes, you're right, Jeanne!

Da Vinci
The supply of magical energy from that sector to the central throne has stopped!

Da Vinci
That means that, at the least, these nine pillars can't return to the central throne!

Jeanne d'Arc
Well, then, there's only one thing for us to do.

Jeanne d'Arc
If the Demon Gods regenerate infinitely, we will continue to suppress them as long as our strength holds out.

Jeanne d'Arc
We'll clear a path to the throne.
Members of Chaldea, please go before us.

Jeanne d'Arc
May the Lord bless and protect you on that path!

  1. Of course! Count on us!  2. All of you take care, too...!
  Select: Of course! Count on us!

  Select: All of you take care, too...!

Mash
Right! Thank you, Jeanne!

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Demon God Flauros
Activate. Activate. The nine pillars that govern the Information Center:

Demon God Flauros
Orias. Vapula. Zagan. Valac. Andras.
Andrealphus. Cimeies. Amdusias.

Demon God Flauros
We nine pillars obtain letters.
We nine pillars compose phenomena.

Demon God Flauros
In the name of the 72 Demon Gods, our research shall never be extinguished!

Nero
Huh. You call yourselves the 72 Demon God Pillars?Then Septem Montes Romae, the Seven Hills of Rome, shall stand in your way!

Nero
Sorry to keep you waiting, (Player's Name). Emperor Nero Claudius's long-awaited encore performance begins now!

Nero
...Umu. If I am being completely honest...

Nero
...I do not know exactly what is going on here.

Nero
I thought I was just in my office, in the wasteland of a new continent, or in the Colosseum.

Nero
And at one point, I thought I was in a far off, distant sky...

Nero
At any rate, the next thing I know, I'm in some strange Temple of Time, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

Nero
This is all a bit beyond my understanding.
However, my objective is clear. Namely...

Nero
This is a battle! Correct, (Player's Name)!?

Nero
I do not know all the details, but if I am not mistaken, those horrible creatures are the enemy?

Nero
Then I will take this opportunity to repay a debt. My friend, I will swing my meteor-metal sword with all of my soul.

Lu Bu
!!

Boudica
Oh come on! She blabbed on so long that Lu Bu started to get impatient and go on a rampage!

Boudica
Long time no see, (Player's Name) and Mash!

Boudica
Well, look at that...
Yes, you both look happy and healthy.

Boudica
Big sister Boudica is happy to see that!
Aw shucks, I'll bestow Andraste's Protection upon you!

Spartacus
This is truly a desperate struggle! Then let us fight!
Let us bring light beyond the limitless horizon of battle!

Spartacus
Those destined to become oppressors, yet who have already fought so wonderfully in this resistance...

Spartacus
...Let us now stand side by side!
Today we defeat an opponent who is truly infinite!

Jing Ke
...He seems to be in an exceptionally good mood. Did you hear him? He even called this a “desperate struggle.”

Jing Ke
I do recall a number of terrible battles myself, but this is truly... This is quite a sight.

Jing Ke
Look at all of those Demon God Pillar things. Not being able to kill them in one fell swoop is somewhat unromantic...

Jing Ke
This is fine. Killing them is certainly a task worthy of me.

Jing Ke
Minions of the king who incinerated the world itself... They must be on par with the emperor who once ruled China.

Jing Ke
Most importantly, though: the drinks after this will sure taste great!

Boudica
Ahahaha, you're in high spirits yourself, Jing Ke!
If you're going to have a banquet, count me in. I'll make something!

Boudica
We can invite everyone who's fought alongside us and have a once-in-a-lifetime feast!

Jing Ke
Splendid idea. Then... Yes. There is much more reason to survive and get back home.

Nero
Oh! Boudica, Jing Ke, Lu Bu, Spartacus!

Nero
...Ahhh, it is finally coming back to me. That's right.
We all fought together once.

Nero
Generals who fought alongside me with the strength of a thousand soldiers. You have assembled again!

Boudica
That's right. We once fought together as part of your legion. Forget the chatter, and take a look over there.

Boudica
That's an army a few thousand strong, waiting on your command. Even the Roman soldiers from long ago are here!

Roman Soldier
Long live the emperor! Long live Her Imperial Majesty, Nero Claudius!

Roman Soldier
The elite soldiers of cohorts one through ten of the First Legion are assembled, Your Majesty! We swear our allegiance to you!

Nero
My word... So many soldiers have assembled under my command? But...how?

Nero
Surely you did not all become Heroic Spirits like a certain King of Conquerors?

Roman Soldier
True. With all due respect, Your Majesty, we are nameless spirits. Normally we are but formless, idle thoughts.

Roman Soldier
However, we are not afraid of the Demon Gods.
Not as long as we are the great sons of Rome!

Roman Soldier
Crimson and gold shall conquer!
We obey your orders alone, Your Majesty!

Nero
...!!!

Nero
Splendid words, my Legion...

Nero
...Umu. This makes me so very happy.

Nero
I say this from the bottom of my heart... As I stand here,
I can get a glimpse of what's to come.

Nero
I see my future. Perhaps I can see such a vision because we are at a temple beyond time...

Nero
But the moment I return to proper history, I will be exiled from the Empire and eventually be condemned to solitary suffering...

Nero
After three sunsets, death will come for me. I am sure that I am set on this path. It is the past, which cannot be changed.

Nero
But even so... At this moment, I am not alone!

Nero
I have (Player's Name), my generals, and my Legion! Even if they may be phantoms!

Caligula
...Yes. Whether they are phantoms or not, you are not alone.

Caligula
Our Rome is immortal. Even if the Empire perishes, the torch of civilization passed on from Rome will never be extinguished. Nor will our feelings.

Caligula
You loved Rome. Therefore, we ghosts of the past can at least honor you this way.

Caligula
You are beautiful. You should be proud.
That beauty is the nobility of your soul.

Nero
Uncle... You're...talking...!?

Caligula
Oooooohhh...!!! Rome, immortal... Destroy Demon God Pillaaaaaarrrsss...!!!

Caligula
Destrooooooy!!

Caesar
Do not grieve, Fifth Emperor. Caligula is only able to regain rationality for mere moments at a time.

Caesar
However, he was able to say what was necessary: this time, we are not enemies, but emperors united in battle!

Caesar
Well, strictly speaking, I am not an emperor, but let us just say it sounded good.

Caesar
Besides, being able to convery one's thoughts in a single breath is important. Powerful words can easily affect others' hearts.

Nero
Wh-what, even Lord Caesar!? Uncle praised me, but said nothing about a joint struggle...

Nero
No, details do not matter anymore! Oh, to have even that momentary emperor and the Third Emperor as my allies...!

Caesar
Mm, “momentary emperor”... Well, call me whatever you wish. I certainly won't argue with that.

???
Nero. My dear child, I must tell you something.

???
Words. A great command that howls to the heavens. Rome shall help you and (Player's Name) at this moment.

Nero
...!!

Nero
My ears do not deceive me. That tone, that majestic appearance... He is unmistakably the founding king...

Romulus
...I AM ROME!

Romulus
With my lance, my power, and all of my achievements,
I shall crush the enemies of you and your sworn friend there.

Romulus
Worry not. Fear not. Be proud.
Right now, all of Rome rests in your hands.

Nero
Ohhh... Holy Progenitor... I...

Romulus
I once told my father, the God of War, something: people carry a light within them, and it is enough to foster a loving heart.

Romulus
Historically, there has been much evil that denies that light. But look. Look at that crowd of beings that calls themselves “Demon Gods.”

Romulus
Ridiculous. They're unworthy of standing in our way.

Romulus
The Age of Gods shall end once and for all. Our Rome was one of the things that stood as proof of that.

Romulus
The Age of Man. It is the age of romantic adventure.

Romulus
Nero. (Player's Name). And the girl named Mash.

Romulus
...People are meant to love each other.

Nero
...Love.

Boudica
...

Jing Ke & Caesar & Caligula & Lu Bu
...

Romulus
That is the Rome I wished for.
Thus...

Romulus
Prove it! Fight! Be victorious!
Everything is permitted for you!

Roman Army
Ooooooooooooooohhh...! Long live the Holy Progenitor! Long live Her Imperial Majesty, Nero Claudius!

Nero
Umu. Umu...!!!

Nero
Clothe yourselves in crimson and gold! Rome and your Emperor promise you the glory of victory!

Nero
The Demon Gods will learn.
They will learn the name of their destroyer!

Nero
They will witness a brilliance that will never go out, a brilliance that overcomes even the lights of despair that tear through the sky!

Nero
Now go! The final battle begins!!

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El-Melloi II
...I see. So they obtain letters and compose phenomena.

El-Melloi II
Orias. Vapula. Zagan. Valac. Andras.
Andrealphus. Cimeies. Amdusias.

El-Melloi II
Almost half of the 72 Demon Gods are in charge of wisdom...

El-Melloi II
The 59th through the 67th are specifically correlated with the theme of knowledge and the sciences.

El-Melloi II
A gathering of intellect. Any plans they come up with will certainly be troublesome, but they haven't been very effective against the voraciousness of the Roman army.

El-Melloi II
Raw power alone should be enough to push them back. If I could ask for more, I'd want something with a bit of extra flair, but...

El-Melloi II
I suppose we need to procure such things ourselves.
Are we ready?

Alexander
We're good, Professor. I'm ready anytime.
I'll annihilate the nine pillars over there.

Alexander
I guess it's not possible to completely take them out, but that's fun in and of itself. I get to keep fighting, right?

Alexander
That gives me a chance to try out a bunch of things. Over a hundred different tactics come to mind.

El-Melloi II
...Too much is just as bad as not enough.
But I don't think you'll understand.

El-Melloi II
One hundred is too many. Normally, I'd suggest you carefully select ten tactics and focus on improving them.

El-Melloi II
But this situation is the exception. If there's an infinite supply of enemies, there's nothing better than having as many tactics as possible.

El-Melloi II
You can go all-out this time.
Don't worry about running out of magical energy.

El-Melloi II
It'd be virtually impossible to capture and analyze the entire Temple of Time, but I was able to study the mechanics of its throne.

El-Melloi II
It's an enormous solid magical summoning circle with planetary magecraft at its core. If I'm right about that, then we have a little something up our sleeve, too.

Alexander
That's amazing, Professor. So are we, like, sucking up magical energy from the enemy?

Alexander
I don't really like that. Their writhing magical energy gives me the creeps.

El-Melloi II
No, I'm not going to let you use that.
We're just going to use its structure to our advantage.

El-Melloi II
I will create a path for the magical energy. I may not be a Master currently, but in principle, it should be possible.

Alexander
I'll leave it to you. Professor, have at it.

El-Melloi II
That's my line... No matter.
I'll do the best I can, my king.

Alexander
Roger that, my future retainer!
Now let's go wild on the battlefield again, Bucephalus!

G:Bucephalus
...!!!

Alexander
And another helper.
Now, let's get going, my future rival!

Darius III
...!!!

El-Melloi II
Are you managing to control him? Well, as long as he's not attacking us, I suppose he's under control...

Alexander
Haha. Yes, he's holding back.
Darius III, the man destined to become my greatest rival.

Alexander
The final Persian King of the Achaemenid Empire. Though he doesn't quite feel real to me yet...

Alexander
You know, I don't hate you. I probably even like you.

Alexander
...I don't know how the future me will be, but I don't think he'd hate you. Yes, I'm sure of it.

Darius III
...

Alexander
Even now, I don't want to wait for my own future to have a chance to fight you. We couldn't do it back in Rome.

Alexander
But I'm sorry. That just won't be possible right now.

El-Melloi II
...

El-Melloi II
I'm not sure if your words are getting through to him. He has a high-ranking Madness Enhancement on him, after all.

El-Melloi II
Sorry, but this exchange might be pointless.

Alexander
You're right. It's really just to fulfill my selfish desires. So I want to say this one thing before we go on our endless assault.

Alexander
King Darius. How can you stand your urges...

Alexander
I'm sure you want to kill me with all of your being, so why are you fighting those nine pillars instead?

Alexander
It'd make sense if it was because you couldn't fight me if the world ended, but that can't be it.

Darius III

Alexander
Right. Maybe...and this is just a maybe...

Alexander
Through that Madness Enhancement of yours, you saw the possibility of us fighting side by side.

Darius III

El-Melloi II
Ascension!? Alexander, you've overstimulated him!

Alexander
Haha. It wasn't really a joke.
But see? He's still not attacking. Aw, you...

Alexander
...No, pushing him further would be a bad idea...

Alexander
Sorry to keep you waiting. Anyway, let's go!

Alexander
Darius III and Lord El-Melloi II, my future rival and my future retainer! Let us go forth!

Lu Bu
!!

Spartacus
Tyranny! Tyranny! Tyranny! Will you whip my flesh?!
A never-ending sea of flesh is the symbol of tyranny!

Spartacus
Harm me. Strike me. I will hit you back with twice that strength!

Jing Ke
Don't use your Noble Phantasm at close range, Spartacus! Lu Bu, you're up too far... Well, it doesn't matter anymore!

Jing Ke
Tear them down! Break them and advance!
Your destructive power is more than welcome right now!

Lu Bu
...!!

Jing Ke
I know. I know. I'm not trying to act like the king. I don't want to be the commander either, so there's no need to get angry with me!

Jing Ke
I guess it's a sign that they're warming up to me...

Jing Ke
When all of this is truly over, I'm downing all the liquor I can handle.

Jing Ke
And what's Boudica doing, leaving me alone on babysitting duty... Oh, I see.

Jing Ke
Great. She picks this moment for a heart-to-heart.
...I guess I'll leave her alone for now.

Nero
Don't falter! Push them back! If you can't keep your formation, call for your emperor!

Nero
I'll head over there and chop that pillar of flesh right up!

Nero
...Though this headache is getting to me.

Boudica
Come on, take it a little easier. Nero Claudius!

Boudica
You're taking part in battle when you're not really either human nor a Heroic Spirit, so don't push yourself too hard.

Boudica
It's my job to put my life on the line. Your job is to be the emperor and command this army.

Boudica
But... It looks like there's some reinforcements getting all worked up on the right flank there...

Boudica
Anyway, pull yourself together and take your place.

Nero
...Thanks, Boudica. This magical energy overflowing from my body is working me up.

Nero
Sometimes it is difficult being so talented.
Also, this headache is just driving me crazy.

Boudica
Well, that's a rare thing indeed for Your Imperial Majesty to listen to orders without protest.

Nero
Umu. I am the great ruler who receives thunderous applause...

Nero
...No, I'm not truly a great ruler, I imagine.

Nero
I won't make any excuses. I remember what happened in Britannia. I had...

Nero
...You and your daughters, and your homeland...
I conquered it through diabolic means.

Boudica
Well, that's not something you did yourself. I'm sure it was just some magistrate acting alone. As a Heroic Spirit, I know that now.

Nero
The emperor is responsible for the immoral acts of their retainers.

Boudica
Well, that's true.

Boudica
...Yes, well let's be honest about it all. It's no secret that I will never forgive Rome for what it did.

Boudica
I'm fine with being defiled, though I'd certainly rather not be. But you, Rome, defiled my daughters, my homeland.

Boudica
You broke your agreement with my husband.
You simply did whatever you wanted to us all.

Nero
...

Boudica
But my revenge is long over.
So, we're done talking about this, too.

Boudica
Well, I suppose if my Spirit Origin gets messed with,
I might not be so understanding.

Boudica
But that's fine. I am who I am now.
That's why I won't say any more.

Boudica
Actually, I'm more curious about you, Nero.
I killed plenty of Roman women and children.

Boudica
In Londinium, with countless parents begging for their lives...

Nero
...Don't say it, Boudica.
Please don't say any more than that.

Nero
I can't bear to hear more than that. I'm sorry. Our deep-seated resentment of each other will likely continue forever.

Nero
So... Don't say it, Boudica.

Boudica
...Yes, that's true. You're absolutely right.

Boudica
I died a long time ago. Heroic Spirits are shadows carved into human history, and they're not the actual individuals who lived in that past.

Boudica
If that's the case, why not be the bigger man?
Right, Lord Nero!?

Nero
U-umu?

Boudica
I'm a Heroic Spirit who isn't the actual person, and I'm going to forgive the emperor who's unclear whether she's a Heroic Spirit or the actual person!

Nero
...!

Jing Ke
How long are you two going to mess around!? How long are you going to leave me to deal with Spartacus and
Lu Bu?

Nero
Don't you mean the Demon God Pil... Never mind, my apologies. I'll be right there!

Jing Ke
Were you able to talk?

Boudica
...Thank you. Now I can go all-out.

Jing Ke
Don't mention it. There's no need to be fearful of the future.

Jing Ke
Now, let's finish this final battle, once and for all.
Brave warriors await us on the battlefield!

Stheno
...People are fighting.

Stheno
I've gotten used to this scene. The brave. The heroes. In the pursuit of glory, they spill their blood and lose their flesh.

Stheno
It's valiant, but also gruesome.
Like a meal accompanied by a tale of heroism.

Stheno
It may look glorious, but it's actually cruel.
Don't you agree, Altera?

Altera
...That's not a question I can answer.
I don't feel anything.

Stheno
You really think so? I see you as a person right now.

Stheno
At the very least, you're different than you were 14,000 years ago. And I'm not just talking about the scale of your Spirit Origin.

Stheno
We haven't forgotten about what happened 14,000 years ago. My sister Medusa might not remember, but we do.

Stheno
The gods couldn't beat you in the ancient past. Not the great one who fell from the stars, the giant that smashed the earth.

Stheno
You crossed an ocean of stars, right? In that sense, we're the same. Although, we ended up quite different.

Stheno
You were destruction itself. The natural order of the heavens and earth, and even the conceptual gods themselves lost to you.

Stheno
Your presence was deadly to the twelve gods of Olympus.

Stheno
...What about this time? Which side will you be on?

Altera
I was brought here by my connection with
(Player's Name).

Stheno
I see. So you're going to be on the humans' side. I guess it would be problematic if they were collected before you destroyed them.

Altera
I don't understand. I don't understand half of what you say.

Altera
I don't really understand myself. I'm sure it's because I'm a Heroic Spirit that has been cut off from its original being.

Altera
I am incomplete. I only have the memories of when I ran through the plains as a great king of destruction.

Altera
The great one...? I... I don't get it.

Stheno
That's fortunate for us. I wonder if your Spirit Origin's been damaged.

Altera
However, here is what I think now:

Altera
I might be destruction, a tool meant to destroy civilization...

Altera
But I don't want it to end here.
I don't want things to end here, only knowing the sword.

Altera
I want to ride a horse and pass through a prairie like the wind.

Altera
I want to dress up like a bride, and someday make good food.

Altera
I don't want things to end yet.

Stheno
...Oh my. I thought you were still no more than an avatar of destruction even after so many years had passed.

Stheno
But for you to finally say that after you've died and become a Heroic Spirit... You really must have trouble with words.

Stheno
I guess the only thing I can do is apologize.

Stheno
I'm sorry, girl of the prairie who calls herself Altera.

Stheno
You became human a long time ago.

Demon God Orias
Uncertain. Incomprehensible. We do not understand your reasoning for fighting even after going against us.

Demon God Orias
A ragtag group that doesn't know the true value of the Age of Gods. Ignorant militants. A hodgepodge of Heroic Spirits.

Demon God Orias
How can such a puny and poor group push us nine Demon Gods back!?

Romulus
Our desires, wishes, and respect are what give Rome its light. We cannot lose to a lump of fear and despair.

Romulus
It's laughable, really.
And...

Nero
What is the matter, Holy Progenitor?
Why are you looking over there...

Boudica
This sound! From the sky... Something's falling on the Demon God Pillar!?

Jing Ke
So much magical energy...!!

Nero
A pillar of light rammed into the Demon God...!
It's so bright, I cannot see anything! What's going on!?

Altera
...Teardrop Photon Ray.

Altera
I guess it was a little too much to shoot that off with this Spirit Origin. But we have drawn first blood.

Altera
The people of Rome, I will destroy. But...

Altera
But this time it won't be your civilization.
It will be those who bring destruction down on us.

Nero
...I can see it. That's Altera's sword!

Nero
It looks like she wanted to get a surprise attack off on the Demon God Pillar, but...

Nero
Umu! I guess I'm always late to the party!
Yes... I mean...?

Boudica
What was that? That was an amazing Noble Phantasm!
I don't think we've seen that one before, have we?

Lu Bu
...!!!

Spartacus
Tyranny!!!

Jing Ke
There, there. Calm down, calm down. Don't just run off towards any magical energy you sense.

Jing Ke
No, on second thought, the Demon God Pillars have the most magical energy around. Just follow your instincts.

Lu Bu
...!!!

Caesar
...Holy Progenitor. That looks like Mars' sword.

Romulus
Yes, no doubt.

Nero
Mars... Yes, now that you mention it, Altera loved the God of War for some reason...

Romulus
Nero, you wouldn't know, but that's the true sword of my father, the War God Mars.

Nero
What...? Holy Progenitor, what did you just say!?

Romulus
It's a giant sword of light that the God of War, Mars, who is virtually manifested in satellite orbit, wields. The conceptualization of war itself.

Romulus
It uses Altera's magical energy in itself, but its power output is compounded. Probably.

Romulus
It's been a while since I've seen it.
Looks like she wields it more skillfully than my father.

Nero
???

Boudica
...A virtual manifestation of a Divine Spirit?
You're kidding.

Nero
I don't really understand, but... Umu. Having the God of War around would be pretty helpful, Holy Progenitor!

Romulus
Do you really think so, Nero?

Nero
Umu! I do!

Nero
At one time, I wasn't sure what to do when she came walking towards the Roman capital.

Nero
But Altera's on our side now. And that's like having the God of War on our side!

Nero
Rome will certainly win this battle!

E:Roman Army
Yeah...! Your Imperial Majesty, Nero, please give us your orders!

Nero
Umu. This will be the final battle!But before that...

Nero
The Roman army and I shall handle things here.
You go ahead, (Player's Name).

Nero
The world will not end!
All paths connect to our seven hills!

Nero
Forward! Conquer! Your advance will open up the path to tomorrow's world, to Rome!

  1. To Rome!  2. See you later, Nero!
  Select: To Rome!

  Select: See you later, Nero!

Nero
...Umu!

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Demon God Forneus
Activate. Activate. The nine pillars that govern the Observatory:

Demon God Forneus
Glasya-Labolas. Buné. Ronové. Berith.
Astaroth. Foras. Asmoday. Gäap.

Demon God Forneus
We nine pillars smell the scent of time.
We nine pillars follow phenomena.

Demon God Forneus
In the name of the 72 Demon Gods, we will not allow this aggregation to cease...!

Drake
Hold it right there. From here to the future, from now to the past, all of this belongs to us.

Drake
What I'm getting at is that this is our territory. And you're gonna give us everything you've got, including your lives!

Drake
I know we've got no business showing up like this and being so pushy. But we can't help it. We're pirates!

Pirate
Wow! So cool, boss!

Drake
Yeah, let's have some fun like always, mateys!

Drake
No matter who we're fighting, or what we're fighting, what we do never changes!

Drake
We pillage, we drink, we party!

Pirate
But, boss!

Pirate
We know you're like a ghost or something, but how come we came back to life too!?

Drake
You can worry about the details when you drop dead! Also, I ain't no ghost!

Drake
You ever see a ghost with a body like this?

Bombe
You boneheaded scallywags!
Don't you remember that the boss doesn't like ghosts?

Bombe
But don't you dare think of using that to scare her! She'll shoot a ghost right in the face without a second thought!

Bombe
By the way, that's how I got this eye patch!

Pirate
Wow, this is completely useless information to be giving me now that I'm dead!

Drake
Okay, gunners! Throw Bombe into the cannons and fire him at that meat pillar!

Bombe
Aaah! Please, no! I'll do my job!!

Bombe
Come on, quit slacking off and work, men! I don't know what's going on, but we got dragged into this mess, too!

Bombe
Looks like we're stuck with her through life AND death!

Pirates
You got it! We're the sailors of the Golden Hind!

Pirates
We'll follow the captain wherever she goes!
Yarr!

Drake
Hmm?

Pirate
Captain! I see a new ship off the starboard bow!

Pirate
That's... Queen Anne's Revenge!

Drake
Heh, I see, I see! So he's come too!
Annoying, but he's okay in a fight!

Drake
Hey, Blackbeard! Can you hear me? Where are you?

Blackbeard
Heh. I shall be the one to defeat you...

Blackbeard
I can't let anyone else be the one to—

Demon God Forneus
You, especially, we reject. We repudiate.

Blackbeard
LOLWTFFML!?
Oh, come on, gaiz!

Blackbeard
What are you doing attacking me in the middle of my super cool monologue? That is SO not cool!

Mary
Wow, Anne. The captain's lecturing a Demon God on what's appropriate as a human.

Anne
I'm not sure which one is worse...

Blackbeard
Still, I didn't think you two would answer my call!Did I trigger some flags? Without me knowing?

Mary
You've got some death flags popping up right now... Well, to be completely honest, your pirate crew wasn't the worst we've been with.

Anne
It would've been better if we were deployed with Captain Drake, though...

Anne
Oh well, nothing for it.
We'll have to put up with you. Again.

Mary
Right. Compromise and settle. Compromise and settle.

Blackbeard
Wow! I'm being treated as a guy they settled for!
Welp, that's IRL women for ya!

Eric
...You're pushing your ideals on women too much.

Blackbeard
WHAT.

Both
He talked!?

Eric
Come on, Captain. Hektor's not here.

Eric
It's just us and your men on this ship, which means we should fight along with the Golden Hind.

Eric
Captain Drake has sent you a message to that effect as well.

Blackbeard
I-I know! I was just about to answer!

Blackbeard
Tora! Tora! Tora! Basically, tell them I'm down for whatever!

Pirate
Roger, captain!

Blackbeard
Fighting together... Fighting together with Francis Drake...

Mary
You seem to be having trouble containing your excitement, captain.

Anne
Our Captain is a hopeless dummy.
He's so childish.

Blackbeard
Shaddup!

Blackbeard
All right, men! We'll match our movements to the old ha... I mean, Drake's ship!

Blackbeard
Who do they think they are, stealing a pirate's treasure?
I don't care if they're Demon Gods or plain old devils...

Blackbeard
They'll regret stealing the treasure from super-pirate Blackbeard... when I send them to hell!

Drake
All right! Even that moron's ready to fight!
Men, don't you dare lose!

Drake
If we sink before that fool, you'll spend the rest of eternity cleaning the ship's head in hell!

E:Pirates
Aye, aye, captain!

Drake
Golden Hind, ready the main cannons!

Blackbeard
Queen Anne's Revenge, ready the main cannons!

Both
FIRE!

Orion
Tee-hee. I came by!♡

Artemis
Hey, you there.

Artemis
Don't just casually stroll in like some schoolgirl returning from the city.

Orion
Dammit... We came... We came...!
And hold on a sec!

Orion
Do you think you can turn me back to my proper form, Miss Lady Artemis!?

Orion
Coming to this temple in this form seems really, really inappropriate!

Orion
Are the creepy squid legs over there looking at me like, “What is that?” Are they? Are they!?

Orion
No! It's not what you think!
This fluffy form is all that goddess's fault!

Artemis
Aww, but I'm worried!

Artemis
And you know, the way of a Greek goddess is to stick with someone to the ends of hell once they've gotten involved.

Artemis
Master is doing 'll be rewarded with some of my special services!

Orion
Well, it's good for a goddess like you to be interested in something... At least, I'd like to believe that!

Orion
I mean, in typical Greek myth fashion, a person pretty reliably ends up dying horribly when the gods get interested in them.

Artemis
Aww, don't sweat the small stuff!

Artemis
Okay, Darling!♪ Hop on my head!

Orion
(Sigh) Fine! Whatever!

Orion
Just so we're clear, I'll be the one giving orders! You don't need to use that puny head of yours. You just keep firing your bow!

Artemis
Okaaay♪ Come on, Darling... Follow me to the ends of the earth, okay?

Orion
...Okay.

Artemis
I can't hear yooooou!

Orion
Okaaaaaay! Right! Off we go!

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Drake
All right! Solid hit! But that's not enough!
It's not nearly enough!

Drake
Once the enemy's hurt, it's time to turn up the heat! We've still got more rounds, right?

Pirate
Aye, aye, captain! We brought as much as we could!

Drake
Good! All right, (Player's Name)! Get going!

Drake
If the stars are in the sky, you can use them to guide your path! There's only room for us here!

Asterios
We...fine here... That's why...yeah.

Asterios
Good luck...Master...

Euryale
That's right. Not only am I, Euryale, here, but so am
I, Stheno! Well, that Meduseless is here too, I guess.

Euryale
That means we can buy you infinite time.
Come, Asterios!

Asterios
Yeah...! Get on... My shoulders...

Euryale
Yes. Let's go, me (Stheno)!

Euryale
This is a good opportunity to see who's the best hunter...!

Asterios
...Don't...overdo it.

Euryale
Heheh. Not happening. We're both going to work super hard and be reckless.

Euryale
There aren't many times when you can really let loose without being considerate.

Asterios
...Yeah. Okay... I'm gonna...kick some...butt...too!

Euryale
Kyah!? Going wild is fine, but remember you're still my ride!

Asterios
S-sorry! I won't go...too hard...

Drake
Oh, right. Euryale!

Euryale
Hmm? What is it?

Drake
Send everybody off with a song!
Something that will cheer (Player's Name) on!

Euryale
Oh, a request? How wonderful! Just for today!

Euryale
Okay, (Player's Name)! Don't stop moving because my song entrances you!

Blackbeard
Aww, they're so lucky! They get to flirt with Euryale-chan over there! So lucky!

Blackbeard
I want to play with her too.I WANNA PLAY!

Blackbeard
But I will turn my resentment into power!
Come on, let's kill this stupid squid thing!

Demon God Forneus
I am not a squid. I am a ray.
You, especially, are unacceptable.

Blackbeard
Hey, why am I the only one you keep talking to like that? Do you think I'm one of you or something? Wow, scary!

Blackbeard
Okay, I'm scared, so I'm definitely going to kill you!

Blackbeard
Hey! Eyes! Nose! No nose!

Blackbeard
That thing's got nothing but eyes!

Mary
He does look kind of powerful when he does things like that.

Anne
A lot of guys look cool until they open their mouths.

Mary
Eric in particular surprised me. And since he's still a king, should we speak to him more politely?

Eric
There's no need for that now. For your information, I'm one of those guys who should keep his mouth shut, too.

Anne
Wh-why did you only make garbled screams in a weird voice this whole time?

Eric
Gunnhild...gets upset if I talk to other women...

Eric
It's fine if she gets upset...
But sometimes she curses them...

Mary
I-I didn't expect to hear about the dark side of a happy couple at a time like this!

Eric
It doesn't matter. I'm always summoned as a Berserker... So, it works.

Eric
Anyway, I'm off to go fight a bit more.Raaa!

Eric
Dadadadadadadada!

Blackbeard
Oh-ho, Eric's going postal here!

Mary
Tch! Feels like we're late to the game! As the heroines of Blackbeard's Pirates, we can't lose this fight!

Anne
Aye, that's right. We'll crush all our foes, just like we did in that last battle!

Mary
But things are different this time! Our captain may be an idiot, but he puts himself on the front line!

Anne
Aye, right indeed.

Blackbeard
Hooot! My butt! My butt! My butt is on fiiiiiire!!!

Blackbeard
Bucket! Bucket! BUCKET!

Both
He really is an idiot, though...

Atalante
...Hahh! ...Okay, it's calmed down a little.

David
Yup yup. Leave the rest to me, and relax.

David
By the way, Abishag, I found a lovely island.
Let's go visit it when this battle is over.

Atalante
I'm not Abishag.

David
No, it's okay. To me, any pretty girl I see is Abishag.
It's a wonderful thing.

Atalante
Hahahaha. Wow, that is really not okay. Get out there and fling some stones! There's not even a drop of alcohol, you drunk!

David
Aww, you're no fun.
But I suppose there's nothing I can do.

David
This is the perfect time to show (Player's Name) that I can be trusted.

David
I'll do it, and I'll do it well. Even if, supposedly, my foe is my son, or at least someone claiming to be.

Artemis
Darling! Daaarling! Were you watching!? Were yooou!?

Artemis
I was so cool, wasn't I!?

Orion
Oh, yeah, yeah. You were very cool. Yeah.

Artemis
Say it like you mean it!
You're making me super mad!

Orion
Can you stop talking like an airhead?
It's damaging the reputation of goddesses everywhere!

Orion
You might be okay with it, but the other goddesses are complaining! To me! Look, I have four letters from them!

Orion
“It's fine to be all lovey-dovey, but keep her on a shorter leash.” “All moon goddesses are dippy!”

Orion
“Please, get a room.” “You've got to be kitten me!”

Artemis
Are you telling me you're cheating on me?

Orion
No. Absolutely not.

Orion
Stop giving me that vacant, ditzy look! Okay? Okay!? Look, the enemy's here!

Artemis
Darling, let's have a LOOONG talk later, okay?

Orion
Everything's fine! Don't worry!
You're the only one I love!

Orion
I mean it! Really! You're the only one for me!

David
Weeell, even if there's no love between you two, aren't you fulfilled physically? Ah, sleeping with a pretty girl is nice. No better way to rest one's cold, weary bones.

Orion
Yeah, there have been some tasty moments.

Orion
...Wait, what'd I just say!?

Artemis
Yup, once this battle's over, let's be happy together.

Artemis
Maybe at the bottom of the sea.

Orion
That's a double suicide! No way!

Atalante
...Hehe. Heheheh.
It's okay. I can still keep going!

Atalante
Even if there's a weird king who's trying to seduce me, or a goddess I worship is starting a stupid lover's quarrel...

Atalante
I won't let that get me down!

Atalante
The children's smiles! Everything like that!
It's all giving me energy!

Atalante
Now who's next? You? You!?
Come at me!

Atalante
Even without the protection of my goddess, I'm energized enough to take out even a Calydonian Boar right now!

Atalante
But you know, I wish I had better companions...

Atalante
I would have even taken that stupid speedster...

Jason
Ooooh! Hiya! Hah! Heh! Damn it! I'm gonna die!
I'm gonna die! No, I'm gonna live! No, I'm gonna die!

Jason
Damn it all! What got into me!?
A chance to restore my name, huh...?

Jason
I was drawn in by that promise and ended up summoned to a place like this...!

Jason
I'm a Heroic Spirit who fights with wisdom and courage! I don't wanna fight in a battlefield where there's ten times more enemies than us!

Jason
I want to win the easy way! So I'm going to go home! My home turf is a place where I don't have to think about anything!

Medea Lily
Um, Lord Jason, wasn't it our bond that summoned you here...?

Jason
I was delusional! Delusional!
I let you drag me here!

Jason
I understand how Heracles feels a little now!
I can't understand what he says but I can feel him!

Jason
Damn you, Hera! Why am I stuck with you even after becoming a Heroic Spirit?

Jason
Once more! Once more! I want a do-over!
I want to restart my adventure smarter and stronger!

Medea Lily
I-it's okay! I'll protect you, Lord Jason!

Medea Lily
Hektor's here, too... Right!?

Hektor
Right, right. Defensive battles are my specialty.
Me and the Argonauts can hold the line for a while.

Jason
Huh!?

Jason
Are you idiots!? I mean, maybe Medea is, but you too, Hektor?

Jason
Don't you go stupid on me too!
And you call yourself the guardian of Troy?

Jason
You and Medea both need to go support Heracles, now!

Jason
Clear a path for him so he can concentrate on offense!

Medea Lily
H-huh!? What about defending this place?

Jason
Are you willing to sacrifice our one tiny hope of victory, idiot!? Listen, this is just a simple math problem!

Jason
Instead of turning one into ten, it's much better if we turn ten into one hundred!

Jason
Make the Argonauts a ten, and we'll be toast! We'd be a million times better off making Heracles a hundred!

Jason
Right, Heracles? You may be completely out of your mind, but we're talking about war. You know what I'm saying?

Heracles
... (Grin)

Jason
That's right! You guys all back Heracles up!

Jason
And I'll wait here! It's a pain in the butt, but I'll show you how to use the sails!

Hektor
... (Sigh)

Medea Lily
...

Medea Lily
Heheh. Hektor, you look completely bewildered.

Medea Lily
That's my Lord Jason.

Medea Lily
When Jason gets big-headed, he can really turn into a total loser.

Medea Lily
But when you put him under a ton of pressure, and when he starts to get anxious about his own life...

Medea Lily
He gets really smart! And really cool!

Hektor
Uh, I mean, that's part of it, but...

Hektor
It's just that I finally figured out why this old man ended up on your side in Okeanos.

Hektor
Oh, yes. I see. They're a lot alike.

Hektor
The way he only shows his stuff as a hero when he's under a ton of pressure... Yep, it's just like my dumb little brother!

Hektor
Their looks and personalities are completely different, though. Anyway, let's try not to let the bond we forged slip away!

Medea Lily
Yes, let's go. We'll support you, Heracles!

Medea Lily
I, Medea, will support and strengthen you with everything I have. Show them the power of the famous hero of myth!

Heracles
!!!

Hektor
See ya, Captain Jason! Just stay there and wait for good news!

Jason
...Idiot. There's not going to be any good news.
We've been sent here to be chewed up and spit out.

Jason
Aah, dammit. I'm going to die for nothing again, I bet!

C:???
...I can't believe it. I never thought I'd see the day you'd impress me, not since I became a Heroic Spirit.

C:???
I'm speechless.

Jason
Huh?

Jason
Um... That voice...

Medea
I was just saying that you did the right thing. The best thing you can do here is to let Heracles fight to his fullest.

Medea
... (Sigh) I have a bond with (Player's Name), so I shall help out a bit as well.

Jason
Gyah! It's the real one!

Medea
...Ugh, that made my head hurt.
That Medea over there is real, too.

Medea
It's true that we've come here to die, but our job is to delay the enemy for every possible second.

Medea
You're the captain. I can protect you for a short while. Use that time to move the Argonauts to distract them.

Medea
Now get to it! You're better with the sails than Heracles, aren't you?

Jason
Dammit... What a nightmare...!
Two of them! Two of them at once!

Jason
If this is a dream, I hope I can wake up soon!

Medea
Come, (Player's Name)!

Medea
Get a move on. The wind won't be at your back forever!

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Demon God Barbatos
Activate. Activate. The nine pillars that govern the Control Tower:

Demon God Barbatos
Paimon. Buer. Gusion. Sitri.
Beleth. Leraje. Eligos. Caim.

Demon God Barbatos
We nine pillars assist with integration.
We nine pillars maintain the terminals.

Demon God Barbatos
In the name of the 72 Demon Gods, nothing shall stop this integration...!

Mordred
Ha! Too bad, Demon Gods!
If the duty for you nine is to organize...

Mordred
My job is to mess it all up! Remember how I smashed that glorious Round Table to smithereens!?

Mordred
...That's right. Everything must come to an end.

Mordred
A proud, shining royal castle will eventually crumble. Knights clad in armor and bearing swords will all die at some point.

Mordred
One day, I'm sure the world will end, too.However, you wretches won't be the ones to cause it. No way.

Mordred
The end of the world won't be anything like this.

Mordred
In fact, this will be YOUR end. You've already had more than your share of reducing things to ashes.

Mordred
So let's end it. I'll sing a requiem for you!

Jekyll
Saber, be careful of your magical energy reserves. You may have managed to materialize, but your existence is unstable.

Jekyll
You never seem to have a proper Master, and this is different from a Holy Grail War. It's very curious.

Jekyll
...Does that go for me, too?
Looks like I'm not human here...

Hyde
Hee, heehee! Hyahahahahahahahahaha...!!

Hyde
Here it comes, here it comes! Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes! Hyahahahaha! Now we're talking! I'm heeere!

Hyde
What's going on? My head's all messed up inside!
Where am I? What am I? Isn't this Ogawa-heim!?

Hyde
This ain't London, so this ain't a Singularity!
And Master ain't here, so it can't be a Holy Grail War!

Hyde
Hey, hey, what the hell is this!? You were havin' a bloody massacre party and no one thought to invite me!?

Mordred
Shut up, already! Quit screaming or I'll cut you up!

Jekyll
...I-I'm back. Sorry, Saber.
This was all because I used too much of the elixir...

Mordred
Like I keep telling you, stop risking your life when you're not even sure if you're a Heroic Spirit!

Mordred
I think, even more than before, there's something else mixed inside you.

Mordred
First of all, you can't be serious about switching yourself back and forth during combat. You just need to back me up.

Mordred
Got it? If you get out of hand, I'll kill you.

D:???
Precisely. Control yourself. Leave the enemy to us!

???
Observe! The thunder of the gods hath come! Heh-heh, heh, hahahahahahahaha! A perfectly executed three-phase electrical current!

Jekyll
Th-that output... and that high-pitched laugh...!!!

Mordred
Oh. It's him. Though I figured he would show up.

Nikola Tesla
Pardon me for taking my time to get down the giant thunder and lightning stairway! Indeed, Nikola Tesla is here!

Mordred
Why are you fashionably late to the fight!?
Are you an idiot!?

Nikola Tesla
I was escorting a maiden who was lost.
Heh. I do not care if you forgive me or not.

Frankenstein
Uhh, uhh... Uuuh, uuuh...!!!

Jekyll
Is that Fran over there!? I see. So you came, too.

Jekyll
This is, how can I put it? Amazing, in a way.
For all three of us electricity-related talents to be here...

Jekyll
This kind of thing doesn't happen every day.
All right, I'll collect data... Um, for later...

Mordred
Sheesh, cut the unnecessary crap, old man!
Granted... it's not a bad thing we're all here.

Mordred
Fran—Oh, wait. Which one are you?

Mordred
Are you still alive, like last time, or are you a Heroic Spirit? Or are you ambiguous like Jekyll over here?

Frankenstein
Uuh, uuh. Uuh...!!!

Mordred
Huh. I see. Glad to hear it!

Mordred
You heard her. Jekyll, she's joining the fight!

Jekyll
Huh? But... Fran is...

Mordred
She's not Fran. She's Frankenstein. The one I scrapped once before... Well, you know how it is!

Mordred
See!? She's a Berserker!

Frankenstein
Uuuuuuh, naaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Nikola Tesla
Wonderful electricity! This pure thunder and lightning that stirs up the atmosphere is definitely alternating current!

Nikola Tesla
And what a marvelous will to fight. Milady, it seems you're trying to fry the Demon God Pillars.

Nikola Tesla
Then let's conquer them together! The three of us together will be more than enough to take out the nine pillars!

Jekyll
That may be, but let's avoid just recklessly rushing at the enemy! Without supplies, this will become a battle of attrition. Offense alone...

Mordred
Ah. What?

Jekyll
Well... While I don't have an eye for battle like a Master from a Holy Grail War...

Jekyll
...Our formation is leaning heavy into offense. Of course, we do need to strike the enemy first to check things out...

Jekyll
But once this becomes a drawn-out battle... Especially you, Fran. Between Fran, Saber, and Tesla, who would drop first?

Nikola Tesla
That would be me. My stamina parameters are especially low. At least on paper. But I compensate with my skills.

Nikola Tesla
Which means we definitely have to think about protecting our lady Berserker in an effective manner!

Babbage
If that is the case, make use of me, Nikola Tesla. And all of you who fight against the encroaching final waves.

Babbage
My vision and delusions have vanished completely, but the vestiges of your future remain. Don't let them disappear.

Babbage
I obtained a faint glimpse of the future at the end of
(Player's Name)'s path and it's not half-bad. That's why I came.

Mordred
Oh hey, old man Babbage!

Frankenstein
Uuh, uuh...!

Jekyll
Mr. Charles Babbage, clad in steel armor! With his help, a more defensive formation will be possible!

Babbage
My armor shall be the steel shield that protects you all.

Sakata Kintoki
Is that right!? Then I'll be the sword!

Sakata Kintoki
I'll slice through the heavens, cleave the ground, and slash through the Demon Gods along with the sky!
Yes, that's the electric spark of my treasured sword!

Sakata Kintoki
The unparalleled Golden Spark!!!

Nikola Tesla
He's here! Mr. Golden!

Sakata Kintoki
Hey, long time no see, Suits!
I dropped everything when I heard the call!

Sakata Kintoki
Of course it wasn't you fellows.
It was a more delicate, weaker voice.

Sakata Kintoki
A frustrated voice that couldn't bear it anymore. It was the shout of numerous someones right at the moment their world was incinerated.

Sakata Kintoki
Imagine all the things people wanted to do. Mothers were preparing meals, brats were looking forward to playing again the next day...

Sakata Kintoki
...I don't get it at all. It's crazier than riding my bike with a helmet!

Sakata Kintoki
What I don't get is how some people can't seem to understand just how precious those things are in people's lives!

Sakata Kintoki
Never mind humanity and the future, let's straighten out these numbskulls first!

Sakata Kintoki
For the sake of the uneventful everydays that they torched...

Sakata Kintoki
...and the people who just wanted a normal life but couldn't get it, I'm gonna kick some demon ass!

Sakata Kintoki
I'm Kintoki, Sakata Kintoki. One of Raikou's Four Heavenly Kings!

Sakata Kintoki
I smash devils, punch fiends, and sometimes ride a golden machine!

Nikola Tesla
...Your name is different from what you said last time! What's the big idea, Golden Brave!?

Sakata Kintoki
I'm gonna do this! Here I go! A flash of thunder and lightning, Gorgeous Golden Rider...

Sakata Kintoki
...Traaansfooorm!!!

Nikola Tesla
!!!!!

Frankenstein
Uuh, uuh... Trans... form...!

Babbage
Brilliant quick change, or rather, transformation.
It is as if his Spirit Origin itself changed!

Jekyll
That's ridiculous! I-I mean, isn't it!?

Sakata Kintoki
All right, observe!

Sakata Kintoki
When the world needs it, electricity-related Heroic Spirit fools with no other connection show up!

Sakata Kintoki
They turn up the juice and charge into danger!
Like it or not, going back's a no thank you!

Sakata Kintoki
Hey! Heroes! Are ya ready to rock 'n' roll all night!?

Mordred
Huh? Hey, who the hell are you talking to, bozo!?
Where do you think's the best place to rock, anyway!?

Mordred
Heh. It's always and everywhere, dumbass!

Mordred
We're already in the middle of our own big rock 'n' roll set!

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Mordred
...Sheesh. There's seriously no end here! Aaanyway...

Mordred
We managed to clear a path for you.
Go, (Player's Name).

Mordred
What's with that face? You can't move your legs? Then let me tell you: if you stay here, you'll just be in our way!

Mordred
This is now a war of attrition and endurance! A human who only has a bit of magecraft will just hold us back!

Jekyll
That kind of stung, but I agree.

Jekyll
(Player's Name), Mash. Go on.

Jekyll
We shall take care of this base.
You have somewhere else to go.

Shakespeare
Thy protests prick my conscience, but what can a playwright do? Incompetent as I am, I bid thee farewell to witness the conclusion of this story!

Andersen
We are in complete agreement, playwright!
I, too, have tired of this battle line.

Andersen
There is no end to assisting these warlike Heroic Spirits. There's no point in getting carpal tunnel even as Heroic Spirits.

Andersen
Though I've never been afflicted by such an ailment. Well then, I shall fight to the best of my ability, my onetime landlord and fellow lodger.

Mordred
No, not you wretches!
Well actually, you guys are in the way, too.

Mordred
But your support comes in handy now and then, so we need you to stay here!

Shakespeare & Andersen
...Tch. This is why I hate serialized stuff...

Mordred
Quit clicking your tongue in sync, fools! Your styles are so different, yet you two are eerily like best buds!

Tamamo-no-Mae
Hmmm. It seems everyone is in high spirits.

Tamamo-no-Mae
But are you all right, burning through so much magical energy? There's a limit to the support even I can provide.

Tamamo-no-Mae
Everyone here is part of a team, so please don't just lie down on the job!

Sakata Kintoki
Heheh. Looks like you're using your magical energy to the max, too, Fox.

Sakata Kintoki
As usual, ya got great hexing techniques, but you too have your limits. Go ahead and take a break.

Tamamo-no-Mae
No, no. No need to worry about me.
I am not some woman who works herself like a dog.

Tamamo-no-Mae
If worse comes to worst, I will just leave you all and take shelter in Amano-Iwato alone♡

Sakata Kintoki
(Oh geez... It's hard to play along with her obvious lies...)

Sakata Kintoki
(This fox doesn't know herself too well.)

Tamamo-no-Mae
Is something the matter?
Do you have a problem with my smile?

Sakata Kintoki
N-no, no problem.
Oh right, I forgot how coldhearted you are.

Sakata Kintoki
I'm just gonna assume you'll bail when this entire thing goes to hell, okay?

Tamamo-no-Mae
Yes! And so, there is no need to worry about me. Although I do appreciate the consideration.

Tamamo-no-Mae
...Still. Come to think of it, we're both far from home...

Tamamo-no-Mae
Traveling to Britain is one thing, but coming to a bloody war at some temple beyond time and space is something else.

Tamamo-no-Mae
Such bizarre fates connect us. I recall Abe-no-Seimei causing both of us trouble back in Kyoto...

Sakata Kintoki
Yeah. I remember, Fox.

Tamamo-no-Mae
Back in old Kyoto, we were both arrogant and absorbed in our own pleasures.

Sakata Kintoki
Yeah, we were... Ah, Wait, I ain't done nothing like that!

Sakata Kintoki
As one of Raikou's retainers, I led a pure, good life, of course!

Sakata Kintoki
I am Kintoki, popular with brats past and present!
In the Edo period, EVERYONE loved me!

Tamamo-no-Mae
I don't know about that. After all, you were one of Raikou's, you know...

Tamamo-no-Mae
Well, that doesn't matter right now.
Anyway, the Demon God Pillars. They irritate even me.

Tamamo-no-Mae
My head is pounding. My original's devotion, passion, and high spirits are pouring in from the Sun Palace!

Tamamo-no-Mae
How unlike me to get this worked up!
Am I a vicious or a peaceful spirit!?

Tamamo-no-Mae
Ahhh, then I have no choice. I may or may not spontaneously develop additional tails!

Tamamo-no-Mae
Ohh, I'll do it! Just don't go engraving it on my Spirit Origin!

Tamamo-no-Mae
Mikon! Tamamo Seven Transformation☆

Sakata Kintoki
Okay, so that's a Golden Change!
It's about time I unveiled my Huge Bear, too!

Sakata Kintoki
Let's go, partner! Mega-Gorgeous Golden Huge Bear!

Tamamo-no-Mae
My, that is a huge conveyance.
Is that, um, from the time in Kitayama Rendai field?

Sakata Kintoki
Yeah it is! It's my secret weapon that exterminated the Great Tsuchigumo!

Sakata Kintoki
Namuhachiman, Golden Hachiman Drive!
Eat it, you lousy Demon God Pillar!

Paracelsus
Are you listening, girls?
Absolutely do not ride alone into the enemy's line.

Paracelsus
Jack, Frankenstein.
I would like you two to work together.

Paracelsus
Nursery Rhyme and I will support you from the rear. However, I can't promise outstanding results—

Paracelsus
...Yes, the “hit and fade” style.

Paracelsus
The hit-and-run tactic.
Let's go with that as our basic strategy.

Frankenstein
Uuh, uuh. Uuuh!

Jack
Okay, got it. We won't charge them on our own.
But we're lucky. We're not alone.

Jack
Because we are “we”... If we feel like it, we can rush them and dismember them.

Jack
Ah, but that would leave Frankenstein alone...
Mmm, maybe that would be bad.

Jack
...Would that be bad?

Paracelsus
Yes, it would. I want you two to fight together.

Nursery Rhyme
Follow the orders, Jack. I know you don't like to follow Paracelsus's instructions...

Nursery Rhyme
...but right now, he's of sound mind. Wait, if he's not acting like himself then maybe he's not of sound mind?

Nursery Rhyme
He looks like a nice person.
He talks like a nice person. It's strange.

Nursery Rhyme
I wonder which one you are, Paracelsus.
Which is the fake and which is the real you?

Nursery Rhyme
The evil man who kills children?
Or a good man who worries about them?

Paracelsus
Good question. Long ago, I gave in to villainy.
I am a bad person.

Paracelsus
However, right now, (Player's Name) is here. I have been given another chance to at least act as a good person.

Paracelsus
Just as I did during my lifetime. Or, perhaps...

Mephistopheles
Heeheehee! Another silly mage... Debating what is good or evil will gain you nooothing, no, no!

Mephistopheles
But you are amusing. You, sir, are funny!

Mephistopheles
You are like the two sides of a coin. Flip you around and your attitude changes. But then again, that is also...

Mephistopheles
...just like any human.

Mephistopheles
Even though Heroic Spirits are a menagerie of the dearly departed, you behave as if you don't understand that.

Mephistopheles
Are you insane? I bet your Spirit Origin says as much. Like, if you dropped a piece of cake, you would step on it to finish it off!

Paracelsus
...Yes, you're probably right.

Jack
But, Paracelsus...
You don't have that kind of skill, do you?

Frankenstein
...Uuh, uuh. No...need...worry...

Jack
What's that?

Babbage
According to one hypothesis, the Philosopher's Stone cannot be created by one who is not righteous.

Babbage
While it may not have been absolute justice that blessed the masses, the world itself saw him as righteous, at one point or another.

Babbage
Therefore, there is nothing odd about him.
Somewhere in his heart, there is a spark of righteousness.

Mephistopheles
Uh-huh... Righteousness, eh...?
No matter how meager it is, huh!?

Babbage
Yes, but it really isn't about quantity.

Mephistopheles
Heh-heh-heh... Pfft, ahaha!!
Ahaha, ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Mephistopheles
I see, I see. How amusing! That's wonderful!

Mephistopheles
In the writing style of the Far East, that would be compared to a spider's thread dangling into Hell, I suppose!

Mephistopheles
Where there's one thread of good, there's hope. Hope! And you say he has one, too!

Babbage
...

Mephistopheles
Good, then. I, the demon Mephistopheles...

Mephistopheles
...shall witness the good and evil hidden in the soul of a single man, as he faces 72 Demon Gods!

Nikola Tesla
...Hmmm. It looks like you've finally arrived, Your Majesty.

Altria

Nikola Tesla
Chain Summoning. I suspected as much, but to see it with my eyes is marvelous.

Nikola Tesla
Last time was in Londinium, with Sir Mordred.
That was like a chain catalyst.

Nikola Tesla
This time, I bet Sir Mordred and (Player's Name) started the chain Summoning.

Nikola Tesla
Wouldn't you like to see your daughter, Your Majesty?

Nikola Tesla
I'm sure she wouldn't say it, but she would no doubt be pleased to have you speak to her.

Altria
...Unnecessary. She's a member of the Round Table, not my daughter.

Altria
No. Let's stop there. I am no more than a version of myself arising from an “if.”

Nikola Tesla
Oh?

Altria
I am a potential form that was produced from a hundred million-to-one coincidence, the product of a me becoming a goddess by holding the sacred lance.

Altria
A possibility that allowed me to remain who I am while holding the lance. At the same time, a possibility that accepted the curse of the Grail.

Altria
In my current form, I cannot remove the elements of “Storm” from myself, nor can I behave like a ruling king.

Altria
Therefore... this is how I would define myself.

Altria
I am a storm that will obliterate everything before my eyes.

Nikola Tesla
I see. Now I understand.
So will you obliterate me as well, Your Majesty?

Altria
No. My eyes are set on those horrid pillars of flesh. Heroic Spirits trying to save the world are not worthy of my gaze.

Altria
Sacred lance, removing restraints...

Nikola Tesla
Haha, hahahahahahahahaha! Wonderful! A torrent of light, surpassing both AC and DC, one born from the planet itself!

Nikola Tesla
Truth be told, I am not fond of Heroic Spirits with either Heaven or Earth attributes... But, King of the Storm, you are different! You are the Wild Hunt itself!

Nikola Tesla
Let us go together, my queen!
Witness as I clear a path for you!

Andersen
Hey, you. You're still here?

Andersen
Kindness should have its limit, (Player's Name).

Andersen
You saw that light at nine o'clock?
There's no doubt that the King of the Storm manifested.

Andersen
Not even a Servant would be able to maintain their Spirit Origin next to a Noble Phantasm like that.

Andersen
Though I suppose there are a few morons who would gleefully let themselves get liquefied.

Shakespeare
How bitterly disappointing. I thought a viewing of yon light up close would surely inspire me!

Shakespeare
...“Ah, kill me with thy weapon, not with words!”

Shakespeare
Death not by blade, but by light. An extraordinary last moment, carved into the victims' soul.

Shakespeare
Not a bad last moment for my own materialization, but unfortunately, now is not the time for the final act of the story.

Shakespeare
'Tis time to bring the curtain to a close, (Player's Name).

Andersen
...Playwright. Did you say something profound for once? If so, perhaps we shall shortly see some snow here.

Andersen
Well. (Player's Name).
Mash Kyrielight.

Andersen
I would like to see the innermost area of the Temple of Time, but as you can see, I am busy researching a story here.

Andersen
My role here is to provide support not only for the great scholars, but also for those muscle-brained Servants.

Andersen
Go forth, (Player's Name).
Or don't tell me you mean to make us say it?

Andersen
I don't know how many times this line has been used. That line has been repeated in many heroic narratives.

  1. You mean...  2. I think I know...
  Select: You mean...
Andersen
Yes, THAT, you imbecile!
  Select: I think I know...
Andersen
You twit, don't make me spell it out!

Shakespeare
Fine! I will meet thy expectations and serve it to thee!

Shakespeare
So, leave this to us and go forth...!

  1. I'm counting on all of you!  2. Please be safe!
  Select: I'm counting on all of you!

  Select: Please be safe!

Andersen
Go! Go and save the world, (Player's Name)!

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Demon God Halphas
Activate. Activate. The nine pillars that govern the Armory:

Demon God Halphas
Furfur. Marchosias. Stolas. Phenex.
Malphas. Räum. Focalor. Vepar.

Demon God Halphas
We nine pillars mourn the flames of war.
We nine pillars honor the dignity of the fallen.

Demon God Halphas
In the name of the 72 Demon Gods, we shall not allow eyes to be shut away from this truth...!

Nightingale
Then I shall answer.

Nightingale
It is natural for humans to be moved to grieve for war and to honor those who have fallen. But, we must also move beyond that.

Nightingale
That's right. Instead of remaining steadfast and stagnant, believing all is well, we must extinguish war's smoldering flames.

Nightingale
So that those who lost family, friends, and loved ones will never have to lose anyone again...!

Nightingale
We shall stand our ground here before you all!

Rama
Yes, exactly! You all do your grieving and your honoring, but fail to go beyond that.

Rama
Now you are ready to throw the whole world into the wastebasket, as if cleaning up a child's scattered toys!

Rama
This is the inane logic of a coward, one who can accept neither his own faults, nor anyone else's!

Rama
I am Rama, King of Kosala! Henceforth, my whole spirit shall become (Player's Name)'s shield!

Nightingale
Oh, Rama. Have your wounds healed?

Rama
Obviously. At my current strength, I could defeat Ravana one-handed!

Nightingale
Pride goes before a fall.
This Demon God Pillar is like a pathogen.

Nightingale
To annihilate it, we would have to destroy the entire world. However, we do not have such power.

Nightingale
And so, treating the symptoms should be enough for now. The one with the cure for the disease is not us,
but—

Rama
...I know.

Rama
Yes, (Player's Name)!
The Master whom I formed a bond with!

Rama
Now, we fight! No matter how many injuries you suffer, do not be afraid.

Rama
The Angel is with us!

Rama
Even if you're at death's door or about to fall into the abyss of hell, she'll pull you back up by the collar!

Nightingale
I shall permit such an nickname for the time being.
As long as it serves to inspire you all!

Nightingale
...Ahem. I must confess that I am extremely embarrassed at the moment...!

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Nightingale
The path is open.
Master, please fear no pain.

Nightingale
But do fear injury. As long as mankind fears death, it is natural to long for immortality and eternal youth.

Nightingale
But even so, you must press onward.

Nightingale
There is nothing wrong with fearing death.
Such a thing is nothing to be ashamed of!

Rama
Indeed. The fear of loss is what causes us to love one another, to pity one another, and care for one another!

Rama
I was afraid! I was absolutely terrified of losing Sita!

Rama
That's why I was able to fight for fourteen years, and that's why I'm here!

Rama
Listen to me, Master!
What they say only seems righteous.

Rama
It's just excuses. It's just giving up!

Rama
Now, follow the path that has been opened for you. You are the only human left, and the greatest Master of them all!

Medb
THAT Cú coming over to our side was honestly unexpected!

Medb
Medb's super-happy, but why?

Cú Chulainn Alter
It is only natural for the conquered to bow to the conqueror.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You can't try to boss others around and then not let others do the same to you. That ain't how it works.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Even if it's from hatred or from two people trying to kill each other, once a bond's been formed, you do the bare minimum.

Medb
I see... You're getting hurt an awful lot for
“the bare minimum.”

Cú Chulainn Alter
It's the only way I know how to fight.
And what the hell are you thinking, Medb?

Cú Chulainn Alter
You were pulled down from your queen's throne, and died full of regrets.

Cú Chulainn Alter
You're not the kind of girl who can just forget that humiliation and come help someone.

Medb
Aww, my Cú! You still don't understand how girls think, do you?

Medb
I did regret it, and of course I'm vexed!.

Medb
That Master fought as hard as was a brat, but I couldn't ignore that.

Medb
So I need to help at least a little. It's also to redeem myself from when I got angry when I was pushed into a corner back then.

Medb
I mean, if I just get rid of those regrets, that whole fight will be nothing but a lie.

Medb
Well, I'll never forgive for ruining my sweet days with you, my Cú!

Medb
So that's how it is, (Player's Name)! If you feel bad for ruining my fun, work as hard as you can!

Medb
Stop wasting time here and go kill the big boss!
Or would you prefer a lash from my whip?

Cú Chulainn Alter
...I see. It makes sense. I never thought I'd see the day when I'd agree with Medb.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Go, (Player's Name).
Take the shortest route and run.

Cú Chulainn Alter
A short life is our greatest flaw, and our greatest advantage.

Cú Chulainn Alter
With our own short lives as our reasons, we will aid you as people who once existed.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Sometime soon, you'll be forced to entrust things to someone else. But you will have to accept that.

Cú Chulainn Alter
Now go. You don't want your bowels ripped out, do you?

Scáthach
I never thought I'd get to see one brat lecturing another brat. It's worth living a long life.

Scáthach
Others will always take your place, whether you grow old or get left behind.

Scáthach
You fear death as an individual, but death is not something for the group to fear.

Scáthach
Hmmm, the more I think about it, the enemy really is just the opposite of humanity.

Li Shuwen
I get it. No wonder we don't see eye to eye.

Li Shuwen
As a lone wolf, I consider taking pride in the strength of the masses to be shameful.

Li Shuwen
The scale of the masses may differ, but they are no better than a bunch of pretentious hooligans.

Li Shuwen
Haha! So no matter how strong they are, I have nothing to fear!

Scáthach
Nothing to fear? Glad to hear it.

Scáthach
I would love to have you guard my back.
But, hmm, it seems you've no interest in defense.

Li Shuwen
Right.

Li Shuwen
Things will be easier if we just kill whatever we can get our hands on.

Li Shuwen
For one thing, if I did see your back, I'd likely try and stab it.

Scáthach
Hmm. I suppose that's true for both of us.
Okay, let's push onward.

Li Shuwen
Tch. I'm trying my best to use it, but this spear is falling apart... I guess I've no choice.

Scáthach
What, you're throwing it away?
I'll lend you mine if you like.

Li Shuwen
Thanks for the offer. But I don't need it.
Even without my spear, I have my fists.

Scáthach
What? ...H-hmm... I guess I can't compete with that.

Li Shuwen
I thought you were a master of all martial arts?
You can't fight with your fists?

Scáthach
With my elegant form, I could never truly master the way of the fist. Feel free to laugh at the fragile woman.

Li Shuwen
...

Li Shuwen
No, my apologies. That caught me off guard.
I'm not one to laugh on the spot, even if it's feigned.

Li Shuwen
But now that I think of it, that's hilarious!
Thanks to that, I'm really fired up!

Li Shuwen
I'm overwhelmed with the joy of it! My blows could pierce even the flesh of a Demon God Pillar right now.

Li Shuwen
How about you, Beowulf? Having fun?

Beowulf
You're damn right I am!

Beowulf
Yeah, it's a lot more fun being on this side!
And today, there's nothing holding me back!

Beowulf
Sorry, (Player's Name)! I'm just here to punch stuff, more than worrying much about you!

Beowulf
Don't worry. There's lots of other guys here who want to protect you.

Beowulf
Go hang out with them!
I've got my hands full right here!

Beowulf
I've got a ton of fight left in me!
Come and get me, ya freaky squids!

Fergus
Wow, look at him go. That's the famous Beowulf for ya! His courage is something to behold.

Fergus
Man, I can't wait to fight him one of these days!
I bet he's well worth killing!

Fionn
I'm not sure if his lack of elegance is a strength or a weakness...

Fionn
Ehhh, it's a strength. It's hard to balance elegance with barbarity.

Fionn
Which means! One who is specialized in barbarity would be considered the superior man!

Fionn
No, no. That's a difficult choice for me to make.
My beauty always shines through, you see.

Fionn
...Oh, that's right! We've got someone right here who combines elegance and barbarity!

Diarmuid
My lord!

Diarmuid
Just this once, restrain yourself!

Fionn
O-okay!?

Diarmuid
Take this fight seriously for once.
The fate of the world hangs in the balance!

Fionn
Y-you're right. Sorry about that!

Fionn
They're just so powerful!
My bad habit of teasing inadvertently came out.

Fionn
A single jovial comment won't win against those numbers, so I guess I'll have to turn barbarian too.

Diarmuid
...Yes. Of course, I'm well aware that that's one of your strengths, but...

Diarmuid
There are many great heroes out here right now.

Diarmuid
I can't handle the thought of them taking my lord lightly...

Fionn
Hahahaha! Then, Diarmuid, I shall let you take the vanguard of the Knights of Fiona!

Diarmuid
Of course. I shall wield my twin spears for my lord, and for the sake of the world!

Fergus
Welp, the two of them roused each other up on their own and then left together...

Fergus
I guess that means I'll have to hang in there a little longer, too.

Fergus
A man who mocks human desires is no saint.
They're just inhuman. Fools who're no longer human.

Fergus
I'll say it now! I want to sleep with every pretty girl on the battlefield!

Fergus
And for that, I'm willing to risk my life!

Fergus
Fwahahaha! Roar, my Rainbow Sword...!

Elisabeth
Ahahaha! This is so much fun! is this the second time I've fought these guys!?

Robin Hood
That's amazing. And you've even changed clothes.

Robin Hood
Hey, why don't we set up a rotation schedule and take it easy?

Billy
No can do. I'm a young Heroic Spirit.
So I always have to go full throttle!

Billy
Yup. If I can shoot 'em, I can kill 'em!

Billy
That's how we do it in America!

Geronimo
That's some way of thinking.
You guys never know when to feel fear.

Billy
Are you saying that we should run in terror, Geronimo?

Geronimo
Hah, no way.

Geronimo
Everybody here is tapping into their courage.

Geronimo
Everybody came here to taste the pain of death once more, in order to help Master (Player's Name).

Elisabeth
Right. We're going to die here, aren't we?

Robin Hood
Aren't you scared?

Elisabeth
Strangely, I'm not! I'm not scared of death or pain at all!

Elisabeth
Though during a normal Grail War, I'm a bit scared when I fight against other Servants.

Robin Hood
Seems to me the young miss is maturing a little every day.

Geronimo
It's probably because death doesn't mean losing in this fight.

Geronimo
Now then, Robin Hood.
Do you like guerilla warfare?

Robin Hood
Scurrying around like a rat is my specialty.

Robin Hood
If the enemy hates something, that's your sign to do it as much as you can. It's not chivalrous, but that doesn't matter in this situation.

Geronimo
I'm fine with being a rat.
All right, everyone, let's get going.

Geronimo
Fire up your Noble Phantasms and keep shooting. If you don't die, you win. And if you do die, well, that doesn't mean you lose!

Geronimo
Open the way for (Player's Name)!

Edison
Yes! DC electricity is still the most powerful!

Edison
Roar, filaments! Howl, bulbs!

Edison
Illuminate the darkness, and change the course of human history!

Blavatsky
Well, thanks to that, people were able to work at night. But then that turned us all into hard workers too.

Edison
Well I... Erm, sorry about that!

Blavatsky
...There are pros and cons to everything.

Blavatsky
I hate to say it, but the Demon God Pillars are more perfect as a whole than we are.

Blavatsky
But it's really more natural to have bad or imperfect parts, isn't it? People suffer from evil, endure evil, and hate evil.

Blavatsky
And at times, evil seems endearing to us. The thousands of years of history stacked up is not nearly so bad as it seems!

Edison
Fwahahahaha! That's absolutely right!

Edison
The world runs off universalization! The days of one great being controlling things have long since passed!

Edison
I see! You creatures are indeed great.
You are indeed powerful. You are indeed AC!

Edison
But so what?

Edison
You are one great, perfect being, but you are not universal!

Edison
You have to live alone, and die alone! How boring!
How lonely!

Edison
That's right! You're boring!
You're as boring as AC electricity!

Edison
Behold! Take a look at how (Player's Name) keeps charging forward! Behold the Master who forged a connection with each of us!

Edison
Their running form isn't perfect!
They seem to be out of breath!

Edison
But laborious effort is what moved our hearts!
That's why we have assembled!

Edison
I return your question to you, War Demon Halphas!
Do you find (Player's Name) beautiful?

Edison
If you can't understand that, you will lose for eternity! Just like AC electricity!

Blavatsky
Oh jeez, would you stop bad-mouthing AC electricity every time you open your mouth?

Blavatsky
Are you going to fight again? Cause me more problems?

Edison
Oww! Oww! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Arjuna
...Did you ever think a day like this would come?

Karna
I knew it would come. But I didn't know when.

Karna
A thousand years? Two thousand? I didn't think it would come until the eons stripped us of our emotions...

Arjuna
But no, I never thought it would come this soon!

Arjuna
It's fine, though.

Arjuna
I shall let this feeling of hatred and desire to fight, this chaotic feeling of mine sink deep within myself.

Arjuna
For now...

Karna
Heh, is that so?
I'm actually here as your rival.

Arjuna
Wh-what?

Karna
Arjuna, let me finish. It seems I've got a habit of not explaining myself.

Karna
I was never the talkative type, but in this situation,
I don't want you to misunderstand me.

Karna
...Put simply, this is a competition.

Karna
Instead of fighting directly, we shall compete to see who can kill more of them. It'll be a hunting competition.

Karna
Yes, every kshatriya warrior remembers doing that.
It is a fair competition that none shall find fault with.

Karna
...Yes. I know you hate me. And that is fine.

Karna
I am not a saint myself. If I am hated, I cannot help but sometimes be enraged.

Karna
But it is a righteous hate, and a righteous rage.
It is nothing special.

Karna
And not being special does not mean it is evil.

Karna
Do not lie to yourself, Arjuna.
You don't have to do that for us to fight side by side.

Karna
This may not be what she desired and envisioned, but...

Arjuna
...I see.

Arjuna
Yes. You're right.

Arjuna
Karna...

Arjuna
I hate you. And I'm jealous of you.

Karna
...I see.

Arjuna
But it's all right. This hate, these ugly feelings will never go away.

Arjuna
But I can face them. I can laugh in the face of that ugliness, and endure it.

Karna
Yes. Just like (Player's Name) has fought way here.

Karna
Even if you can't get rid of it, you can accept it.

Arjuna
...Heh.

Arjuna
I never expected my world to be shaken after becoming a Heroic Spirit.

Arjuna
I shall rid myself of this hatred and jealousy by slaying more foes than you.

Arjuna
Now take up your spear, Karna!

Karna
Of course. Ready your bow, Arjuna.

Karna
And... Hmm. It's rare, but it's not impossible for one to change after becoming a Heroic Spirit.

Karna
The old me might have tried to kill you the moment I said that you were my rival.

Arjuna
I see. Is that change because of... your bond with
(Player's Name)?

Karna
That's part of it, but not all.

Karna
It's embarrassing to brag about it, but I've had incredible fortune as a Servant.

Arjuna
Huh?

Karna
I'm very fortunate. Especially in my luck with Masters.

Karna
Even if they've become distant memories, the words that resounded in my heart are still with me today.

Arjuna
Someday... I'd like to meet someone like that.

Arjuna
My final Master, (Player's Name)!
The path is open. Continue onwards!

Arjuna
Go! Run!

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Demon God Amon
Activate. Activate. The nine pillars of the Gazing Star:

Demon God Amon
Bael. Agares. Vassago. Samigina.
Marbas. Valefor. Alloces. Orobas.

Demon God Amon
We nine pillars that shall build rationale.
We nine pillars that shall consume humanity.

Demon God Amon
In the name of the 72 Demon Gods, we will not allow ourselves to forfeit this rage!

Sanzang
Hey there, long time no see! It's been beyond a long time! Did I make it!? Have I made it!?

Sanzang
I heard (Player's Name) was in a bit of trouble, so I hurried over on my flying nimbus!

Sanzang
Now that I'm here, a Demon God Pillar or two, no, a hundred is nothing to me!

Sanzang
I'm sure that besides anything glowing gold, I'll have the upper hand!it, isn't that guy glowing gold!?

Tawara Touta
Come on, calm down Sanzang.
Don't get ahead of yourself now.

Tawara Touta
The color may be the same, but that's an old form. he doesn't have as much power as before. As long as this man doesn't take the other side on a whim, you know?

Ozymandias
Ha! That won't happen even on a whim! I am but a supreme pharaoh that just happened to pass by!

Ozymandias
So I was just on a pleasure trip.

Ozymandias
I have no reason to punish the Demon Gods, nor do I have a reason to aid Chaldea!

Ozymandias
However— Hm, however...that is...

Ozymandias
Nitocris kept nagging me to come see an unusual temple here.

Ozymandias
For the woman of the heavens to make such request is very rare. Therefore, I have tagged along on this whim of hers...

Ozymandias
Why haven't they put in pest control!
I cannot see the throne in this state!

Ozymandias
Are they trying to ruin my tour, these fools!? Hurry and exterminate these pillars and let me enjoy myself at once! This is a god's order!

Sanzang
He hasn't learned a thing!
Or rather, King Ozymandias hasn't changed at all!

Sanzang
Shouldn't we try reforming that guy's heart first and foremost!?

Nitocris
Fools! I understand how you feel, but that is disrespectful, Xuanzang Sanzang!

Nitocris
Pharaoh Ozymandias is trying to say this: “I am on a trip, but this is an exception. I grant you the honor of fighting first!”

Hundred Personas
Nobody would get that! If you have no intention to fight, then stand back! Even I had to muster up the courage to come!

Hundred Personas
But a Servant who holds such massive powers is just here to watch!? What are you, the greatest golden fiend ever!?

Hundred Personas
Furthermore, you've chatted too long! Chatty men on the battlefield are usually the first to be killed! Fool, you fooool!

Cursed Arm
Calm down, Hundred Personas. You are not much different. You had a sour experience yourself in the desert. But that's that.

Cursed Arm
There aren't that many kings who carry around their own grave to signify their brilliance.

Cursed Arm
We are but Anti-Personnel killers. Without that king's solar light, we cannot hold back those Demon God Pillars.

Serenity
...That's true. I don't think my poison will work either.

Serenity
...I'm disappointed. If I were to tag along, I would have preferred it to have been by (Player's Name)'s side...

Gawain
Do not worry. Even if the king of the desert becomes upset, I have some solar flames right here.

Gawain
Gawain, Knight of the Round Table.

Gawain
By the bonds of being defeated by (Player's Name), I have come to this place.

Gawain
...I may no longer have the Gift and cannot compensate for what “I” have done in the Holy Land...

Gawain
But all filth... No! Now is the time I burn away this storm of wickedness here!

Tristan
...I am envious. How honest can you be, Sir Gawain...?

Tristan
I have no place here, nor a face worth showing, nor do I have any friends to avenge.

Tristan
The least I could do is to take this bewitching bow and cut up those foes like myself... So please don't mind me...

Tristan
It's just a matter of the weak-hearted fools killing one another— Aah... I am so saddened...

Lancelot
Heh. Failnaught's arrows are sharper than ever. I'm amazed that the quiet Tristan could be so fired up, right down to his fingertips.

Lancelot
You would never do wrong in your state now. If Sir Bedivere saw your brave appearance here, this is what he would say:

Lancelot
“He is as cold as ice, but it shall be water under the bridge. After all, this is Tristan's doing.”

Tristan
Those are some harsh words. He was always hard on me for some reason... Ahh... how nostalgic...

Ozymandias
...So the Round Table is gathering too. Though it is normal for tourist spots to become crowded, it is quite unpleasant.

Ozymandias
Forget what I said, forget about fighting first.
I am leaving. I leave the rest to you, Nitocris.

Nitocris
Pharaoh Ozymandias!?

Nitocris
If we all fight together right now...um, it shall become very exciting!

Ozymandias
Silence! If it were only the Hassans, perhaps, but there is no way I could fight alongside the Round Table!

Ozymandias
They should be enough in fighting the Demon God Pillars. There is no hero here worthy of fighting alongside me in the first pl—

Arash
Whoops, am I late here? Looks like a strong bunch's all gathered already.

Arash
Well, the more the merrier, right?
Let me help out here too.

Arash
I'm just a minor Heroic Spirit, but hey, it's better than nothing, right, (Player's Name)?

Ozymandias
...

Mash
Arash! And everyone too...! Yes, please!

Mash
It's sad to see King Ozymandias leave, but since everyone else is here, we'll be stronger than ever!

Ozymandias
What are you doing, Mash, (Player's Name)!?
Why haven't you positioned me at the front line yet!?

Ozymandias
Of course, that bowman there is coming to the front line too, correct? If so, I shall pardon you even more!

Ozymandias
I do not know who you are or where you are from, but I shall give you the honor of being able to fight alongside I, Ozymandias!

Ozymandias
Now let me feast my eyes on that earth-splitting longbow of yours!

Arash
Whoa, what's up with this pharaoh guy!? He sounds mighty helpful! Okay then, if that's what you want, I'll get right on it!

Arash
You can take that side! I'll start taking out those eyeballs over here! Let's race, yeah?

Ozymandias
Fwahahahahahaha! Of course!

Ozymandias
What—What a miracle this is! Well done, Nitocris! You must be the messenger of luck!

Nitocris
Y-Yes, I am very much obliged of your praise!
...But, why...?

Sanzang
Okay, I don't know what just happened, but it looks like King Ozymandias has changed his mind!

Sanzang
Let's get them, (Player's Name)!
Have you grown further beyond since I last saw you!?

Sanzang
I'm gonna have you show me ALL of your powers as my very first disciple!

  1. Yes, ma'am!  2. Leave it to me, Sanzang!
  Select: Yes, ma'am!

  Select: Leave it to me, Sanzang!

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Demon God Amon
Ohhh...Ohhhhhhhhhhh...!

Demon God Amon
We are the Gazing Star, the 72 Demon Gods, those who control thought and theory!

Demon God Amon
No matter what kind of Heroic Spirit opposes us, it is not possible to burn up our wisdom...!

Demon God Amon
Resurrect, reappear, and be reborn! Without us nine pillars, the great feat will not be accomplished...!

Sanzang
Whoa, did they just multiply!? Wukong's transformations aside, that's just way too many of them!

Cursed Arm
Argh, we're getting pushed back...! We cannot take on an army like this with just our powers...!

E:???
...Nay. You have all acquitted yourselves well. What you now hear are the death agonies of the Demon Gods.

E:???
Beings of mindless violence needn't be objects of fear.
Is that not so, O distant Knights of the Round Table?

Gawain
You are—

Lion Helmed Knight
...The bond has scattered into streaks of light and the ill fate has vanished. However, my lance shall never forget how you fought.

Lion Helmed Knight
We shall take on the last push, (Player's Name). I am called the King of the Storm.
The one who holds the Rhongomyniad.

Lion Helmed Knight
I've come from afar to drop the anchor of the planet beyond the skies. —Come along, my modest Silver Knight.

Silver Knight
—Yes, my lord.
Switch On! Airget—

Demon God Amon
Destruction of the terminal elements. Has been. Confirmed— Disconnected from the throne—
Restart of rebirth. Not possible—

Demon God Amon
Agares, Vassago, Samigina, Marbas—restored. Valefor, Alloces, Orobas—fusion restored.

Demon God Amon
Gazing Star Amon, two minutes until. Reactivation—
Concentrate. On extermination of enemy Servants—

Dr. Roman
Right, the functions have declined to twenty percent! The magical energy supply to the throne has also shut off!

Sanzang
Hahaa! You guys are just a big cluster of monsters!

Sanzang
You're just a croaking little frog trapped in a well!
A big fish in a small pond! You ignorant fool!

Sanzang
At this rate, it'll be enough to hold these guys back with just us! (Player's Name), go on ahead!

Hundred Personas
Wha... you're telling us to fight more...!? Impossible, that is impossible! My head's gonna explode!

Cursed Arm
Hahaha. You may go and ignore Hundred Personas' whining.

Cursed Arm
Just as Sanzang says,
hurry ahead, (Player's Name).

Cursed Arm
We may be Servants who lack power, but we are the most experienced in manipulating the enemy in order to survive.

Cursed Arm
For the remaining few minutes, we will do everything to hold off those monsters. So please.

  1. —Thank you! We leave it to you guys!  2. The Hassans aren't weak Heroic Spirits.
  Select: —Thank you! We leave it to you guys!
Ozymandias
Of course, leave it to us! I cannot just let the Round Table take our thunder!
  Select: The Hassans aren't weak Heroic Spirits.
Cursed Arm
—My, my. When we hear that from you, I can strangely believe it to be true.

Dr. Roman
(Player's Name), Mash, hurry!
There's no time left!

Mash
Yes! Master, let's go! It's only a little more until the next point!

Sanzang
Bye-bye! Take care, (Player's Name)! I've definitely seen the results of your training! It's beyond awesome!

Sanzang
I'll catch up soooon! I pray that you'll have the protection of the Buddha until then!

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Demon God Sabnock
Activate. Activate. The nine pillars that control the Chamber of Life:

Demon God Sabnock
Shax. Viné. Bifrons. Vual.
Häagenti. Crocell. Furcas. Balam.

Demon God Sabnock
We nine pillars celebrate birth.
We nine pillars praise the union.

Demon God Sabnock
In the name of the 72 Demon Gods, we pronounce that disdain will never come to this adoration...!

Demon God Sabnock
It is not to threaten, but to exterminate everything...! Name yourself, fiend...!

B:???
Ha—ha, ha, ha, ha! Did you just say “adoration”? Did a bunch of fake demon gods say the word “adoration”!?

Ishtar
You really should learn to hold your tongue!
I can't let that slip by when I hear that word.

Ishtar
I fight for beauty! I am the avatar of harvest and Venus!

Ishtar
I am the celestial goddess Ishtar, and I've come to settle a debt with the King of Mages!

Ishtar
—Ack! What was that!?

Ishtar
Hey, watch out, Enkidu!
Did you fire that off knowing I was here!?

Enkidu
Oh, sorry, my hand slipped. I was aiming for your head, but I didn't think you'd manage to dodge.

Ishtar
Hehe. I guess you're broken to the core.

Ishtar
Did you make sure to oil yourself? You're saying things you really shouldn't, you piece of junk♡

Ishtar
Don't make me get too mad in front of (Player's Name).

Enkidu
So the rumors were true. You became a lot more modest by borrowing the body of a human.

Enkidu
That's not like you, Ishtar. You're supposed to be a lot more selfish, vulgar, and strange.

Enkidu
Why not collect the fragments of the Demon God Pillar? They'd look great in your hair.

Enkidu
You're both evil gods that bring peril to the world of man. How about showing people what you're really about?

Ishtar
...

Mash
I'm sensing a bloodlust from Ishtar like I've never felt before! The smile on her face and lack of words makes it even worse.

Gorgon
Leave her be. They've been rivals since the Age of Gods. They'll never be able to get along.

Gorgon
While Kin...Enkidu and Ishtar kill each other, it would be great if they could take down the Demon God Pillars around them.

Mash
Gorgon!? You're going to help us too...!?

  1. Is that you, Ana...?  2. Where is Ana?
  Select: Is that you, Ana...?
Ana
...I do not know the name Ana, but if you mean me, I am here.
  Select: Where is Ana?
Gorgon
She's there. I know she's so small you can't see her, though. Ana
...Bigger isn't always better.
You should lose a little weight.

Ana
...(Player's Name), right? Gorgon and I are not the Heroic Spirits you know, but...

Ana
The spirits at our core are desiring to show gratitude towards you.

Ana
I'm sure you don't want monsters like us to remember you, but please let us help.

Ana
...Not to repay any debt.
Gorgon and I genuinely want to do so.

Gorgon
...I don't really care either way, but that girl over there just wouldn't shut up about it.

Quetzalcoatl
Sí, of course! If we don't earn points here, Gorgon will be alone forever, yes!

Quetzalcoatl
As a fellow snake-type goddess, I can't leave her be when she says she has no one to contract with, no!

Jaguar Warrior
The same goes for Kuku too, meow.

Jaguar Warrior
You'd go on about how a lucha goddess is too niche and you can't find someone to marry, and how much you wanted to see (Player's Name).

Jaguar Warrior
She was so annoying on the Mesoamerican chatroom that I

Quetzalcoatl
A-ahem... Anyway, that's that, yes!

Quetzalcoatl
It is true I used Gorgon as an excuse to come,
(Player's Name).

Quetzalcoatl
Since you're putting it all on the line for this fight...

Quetzalcoatl
I can't be adhering to the goddess pact rule of
“not to help people for free.”

Ereshkigal
I know. Though I don't feel the same way.
I couldn't care less about that human there.

Ereshkigal
I just came here because the Heroic Spirits who fell at least once to my underworld asked me to carry them back up. That's all.

  1. Ereshkigal...!  2. Who were you again?
  Select: Ereshkigal...!
Ereshkigal
... (Come on, be calm! Play this cool. Just be cool!) Ereshkigal
(Show your face this time! Show your face, Ereshkigal...! This is your chance to rebrand yourself as a cool goddess...!)
  Select: Who were you again?
Ereshkigal
Seriously!? You've completely forgotten meee!?

Ereshkigal
Well, whatever. Let's get to work.

Ereshkigal
Come forth, Heroic Spirits that have trained in Kur!
I release you from your repair work in the underworld!

Leonidas
HaaaaaaAAAaaa!I'm baaack with a roar and ferocious flesh!

Leonidas
Sorry to keep you waiting, (Player's Name)! Lancer Leonidas I is totally back!

Mash
King Leonidas...! Oh, also—

Benkei
Musashibou Benkei has arrived. Come, Lord Ushiwakamaru. Don't look away. Say something.

Benkei
I know it's awkward, but I believe (Player's Name) will forgive you.

Ushiwakamaru
No, it's not awkward. I wasn't really at fault.

Ushiwakamaru
Besides, that wasn't really me, anyway. I haven't been able to remember what happened in Uruk for some reason.

Ushiwakamaru
I'm going to use these Demon God Pillars to cheer myself up. When I return to the Throne of Heroes, it'll be like nothing happened.

Benkei
Yeah... And now you're being silly. You look exactly the same as when you're trying to make excuses to Lord Yoritomo.

Benkei
Our apologies, (Player's Name).

Benkei
Normally the three of us should have disappeared, but since it was the Age of Gods, that goddess over there captured us.

Benkei
Actually, our Spirit Origin has continued on since Uruk.

Leonidas
Yes, Ereshkigal forced us to... I mean, as a condition for us to leave we had to repair the underworld...

Leonidas
We finished everything we needed to, and we were ready to leave, but Ushiwakamaru negotiated with Ereshkigal.

Benkei
“I don't want to leave like this. I'll commit seppuku if I can't apologize to (Player's Name).”

Benkei
And then threw a complete fit.
Hahaha. Hahaha. Hahaha.

Ushiwakamaru
Ereshkigal, I'm offering Benkei to the underworld! Use him for hard labor for fifty thousand years and then throw him away!

Ereshkigal
Uh...no thanks. I don't need a stuffy-looking guy like him. He'd ruin the majesty of the underworld.

Ishtar
Hey, you guys! The battle's already started!

Ishtar
We can chat later. Let's get Enkidu and the Demon God Pillars...

Ishtar
Ereshkigal!? Why are you here!? And you look the same as before!? Didn't you disappear!?

Ereshkigal
Shh! Shh...! Don't say anything about that.
It's just going to get more confusing!

Ereshkigal
It's true that I broke the rules of the underworld and fell to the abyss. But after that... What was it? I Rayshifted?

Ereshkigal
That's where... (Player's Name) did...
Uh... What was it...

Ereshkigal
In any event, stuff happened, and I came back with this Spirit Origin! Yep, that's all that needs to be said about that!

Ereshkigal
Anyway, I'll be leaving now!
Try your best! Come and save me someday!

Ishtar
...She got all of my depressing side... I know she's a part of me, but she's kind of a pain sometimes...

Ana
Sorry, but please leave if you're not going to fight. Gorgon's and my aid will be plenty.

Ushiwakamaru
I'm not planning on competing with Ana, but that monster over there is different.

Ushiwakamaru
It didn't work out before, but it's different this time.

Ushiwakamaru
The enemy is inexhaustible.
Large and pointless, and makes good target practice.

Gorgon
—Why you little... You went to hell and got quite a mouth, I see.

Ushiwakamaru
Heh. I've seen hell three times. A fourth won't matter.

Ushiwakamaru
I didn't come back carrying my shame to search for a place to die. I came to help my lord's battle.

Ushiwakamaru
Let's go, Benkei! The two of us will open up a path for
(Player's Name)!

Benkei
Yeah, leave it to me!
I shall accompany you to the depths of hell!

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Demon God Sabnock
We are unsinkable. This is futile. We, the nine pillars that govern life, will not be exhausted as long as we have the Throne.

Demon God Sabnock
We do not fear the tyranny of Divine Spirits. Those that have bowed to the old humanity are no enemy to us!

Ishtar
We haven't submitted to humans.
We've just realized that a future lies in them!

Ishtar
Enkidu, I will finish things with you later! Those guys are really pissing me off. I'm going to get rid of them once and for all!

Enkidu
I don't like it, but I agree.
The Demon God Pillars take higher priority.

Enkidu
...Yes, that statement is quite an insult to my friends. Those created by King Solomon, you've really done it now.

Enkidu
I did sympathize with how you were born, but it seems the conclusion I came to was different.

Quetzalcoatl
Sí, I agree with Ishtar! I'm going to fight with every ounce of magical energy I have, yes!

Quetzalcoatl
—At least that's what I wanted to say, but I think we're missing a team member.

Quetzalcoatl
Where's Merlin? If he's slacking off again, I'm going to give him a buster death lock from the top rope!

Ana
Merlin isn't participating this time.
He can't walk here, so boo-hoo for him.

Ana
But he did leave a message for (Player's Name).

Merlin
“Sorry I can't have fun with you all!
I'm a little busy updating Magi☆Mari's website!”

Merlin
“But you know, if I keep showing up, the other supporters won't be appreciated.”

Merlin
“So I'll be waiting to form a bond when you take back the future. More specifically, through a picku—”

Ana
And that's it. The end part had some despicable jargon, so I made some cuts.

Dr. Roman
Merlin's helpless. He's always only thinking about himself until the very e—

Dr. Roman
Hold on. Wait. A. Second!? Did I just hear something that destroys my entire world!?

Mash
Doctor, I'm sorry about this, but online idols don't just magically appear on the internet.

Mash
A third party physically produces their content.
You should wake up to reality...

Dr. Roman
Huh? Oh come on. Magi☆Mari is real.

Dr. Roman
It's just that she's managed by a complete slimeball, that's all.

Jaguar Warrior
I'm not feline good about this...A shut-in... He's not living in remeowlity, like me...

Leonidas
No, it's not sad being a shut-in.
It's sad that he is not training his body.

Leonidas
If one's stuck in a small prison, one can always work out. There will always be a time where working out will come in handy.

Leonidas
Yes, just like this! I can push back a Demon God Pillar straight on when it ceaselessly sprouts out!

Ushiwakamaru
Well, you shouldn't overdo it— But the Demon God Pillars in this base are especially lively.

Ushiwakamaru
You don't need to stay here if the battle's to our advantage. Please hurry on ahead, (Player's Name).

Ushiwakamaru
Fortunately, we have two servants that specialize in defense here.

Benkei
Ushiwakamaru is correct. We the ambassadors of Chaldea shall take care of things here!

  1. Thanks, everyone!  2. Let's have a banquet again someday!
  Select: Thanks, everyone!

  Select: Let's have a banquet again someday!

Ushiwakamaru
Our lord has given us Prepare yourselves, Demon Gods!

Ushiwakamaru
No matter how many come at us, we simply have to continue to slice them up until we die! I shall show you why all those tales are written about me!


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Demon God Andromalius
Perish. Perish. The ones who carry flaws, perish like moths drawn to a flame.

Edmond Dantès
That's my line, King of Mages. Are these the desired results after telling mankind to carve their own tombstones?

Edmond Dantès
What are these extras? What are these flaws?
What do you call of this mass salvation!?

Edmond Dantès
You say joy and sorrow, life and death should all perish? I see, it truly is salvation. What a relief that would be.

Edmond Dantès
Of course, that's something I reject! I'm dying to rip all of you apart! You, who've insulted my anger!

Demon God Andromalius
OoOhhHhHhhhh...! This is not part of the plan—
Not. Part of. The plan—

Demon God Andromalius
Cursed Command Terminal, using a wretched avenger...!

Demon God Andromalius
Your one and only whim had led this sort of Heroic Spirit into my territory...!

  1. Count...  2. Thank you for your help, Avenger.
  Select: Count...

  Select: Thank you for your help, Avenger.

Edmond Dantès
...Humph. No need to thank me. No need, but...

Edmond Dantès
As you can see, my hands are full from non-stop fighting. Light me a cigarette.

Edmond Dantès
—Good enough.
You've grown up a bit, (Player's Name).

Edmond Dantès
...Now, go and declare a checkmate on them. The Demon God Pillars are endless no matter what we do.

Edmond Dantès
We'll hold them off somehow until all of us die out.

Edmond Dantès
You idiot, don't give me that face. Those of us here are all mostly outcasts that fight freely.

Edmond Dantès
We will all fight freely and die freely.
It's no reason for you to stop here.

Mash
...That's what he says... What should we do, Master?

  1. I'm leaving the rest to you.  2. We'll beat up the King of Mages for you!
  Select: I'm leaving the rest to you.

  Select: We'll beat up the King of Mages for you!

Edmond Dantès
Kahahaha! That's the spirit, Master!
Now go on, to the battle of heart-blazing revenge!

Edmond Dantès
Either you fulfill your duty first or we disappear first!
I'm getting excited to find out!

Edmond Dantès
Of course, I'll be betting on you!
After all, you lived through those seven days!

Edmond Dantès
I'm sure you will finish off the King of Mages!
Ha! Hahaha! Hahahahahahahahahaha!

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This scene is always before my eyes.
It continuously gouges our vision.


It is impossible to get bored of it.
It is impossible to get used to it.


The drama your daily lives portray is always real. It is a great show without a single lie and without any hope.


From an arrogant dictatorship that swallows up many lives, to a momentary isolation that ends all alone...


...they are all the same to us. We understand them as if we experienced them ourselves.


Pointless, amusing. Amusing, pointless.
Pointless, amusing. Amusing, pointless.


Mirthless, tearless. Tearless, mirthless.
Mirthless, tearless. Tearless, mirthless.


—Yes, truly.
Why do we have to keep up with all of this?

Demon God Bael
O king. My king. Our temple is being invaded.

Demon God Bael
Was the Master of Chaldea not the only target?
What is this situation? What is this chaos?

Demon God Bael
This savagery is not within our plan.
We need to find a countermeasure immediately.

Demon God Bael
At this rate, the throne's protection will be lost.
It will interfere with the king's work.

Demon God Bael
Our purpose does not allow any mistake. The design of the new life does not allow the slightest distortion.

Demon God Bael
The work of the king must be done in silence.
However, we cannot hold back the Heroic Spirits.

Demon God Bael
My king. Allow us the use of the Third Noble Phantasm.

Demon God Bael
We should incinerate those Heroic Spirits with Ars Almadel Salomonis's bands of light.

Solomon
...What an ugly sight.
Truly ugly to see. Do you not think so, Bael?

Solomon
Any Heroic Spirit would have known our purpose the moment they set foot into this temple.

Solomon
The bands of light are the way of balancing old Humanity. To reach a better truth.

Solomon
But even knowing that, they still attack us.
Unbelievable—

Solomon
Truly, they are but scum with rotten brains!
Fools who are Heroic Spirits in name only!

Solomon
No matter how much humans claim to have advanced, they themselves are the proof of humanity's limits!

Demon God Bael
Then let us, the Gazing Stars, use the bands of light.
We shall purge the Heroic Spirits.

Solomon
—What are you worried about? That is not like you, Bael. And you call yourself one of the 72 Demon Gods?

Solomon
Even if you incinerate those Heroic Spirits, as long as “that” exists, they will endlessly reappear.

Solomon
You only need to kill the one.

Solomon
Servants are but familiars summoned by humans.
That flaw cannot be changed by sheer numbers.

Solomon
Let them fight until they are satisfied.
This is their final battle, after all.

Solomon
Annoying though it may be, go and attend to the fools.

Demon God Bael
But we too feel the unbearable pain of death.
Will not the death of terminals impact the throne?

Solomon
That is your problem. As long as I, Solomon, exist, the 72 Demon Gods are indestructible.

Solomon
Even if a few pillars perish from the pains of death, they will be immediately replaced.

Solomon
Defeat is not possible for us, Bael. Slaughter Heroic Spirits by the dozens. Taste defeat by the dozens.

Demon God Bael
On behalf of the Five Envoys, understood. We shall concentrate on eliminating those Heroic Spirits.

Solomon
...Humph. I do understand your frustration.
I too feel ready to lose control from anger.

Solomon
Why fight? Why lend a hand to Chaldea? Have you Heroic Spirits seen nothing throughout human history?

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Mash
All Demon God Pillars in the temple have dialed down their activity! The route to the throne has opened!

Mash
It's our one and only chance, Master!

  1. Okay, let's go, Mash!  2. Doctor, we're going, okay!?
  Select: Okay, let's go, Mash!
Mash
Yes! We cannot waste everyone's efforts!
  Select: Doctor, we're going, okay!?
Dr. Roman
Of course. I have no reason to stop you.
We put the future of mankind in your hands!

Da Vinci
Good, no Demon God Pillars detected at the throne.
All you need to do is dash through!

Da Vinci
There's a fissure in space about one kilometer up ahead! Beyond that must be the King of Mages' throne!

Da Vinci
—Well, leaving that aside, Romani! The final battle is right before us, but let's confirm a few things.

Da Vinci
The one who carried out the Incineration of Humanity, the one who waits at the temple as the Mage King Solomon...who exactly is that!?

Da Vinci
Is he real or is he fake?
Is he a Heroic Spirit or is he something else?

Da Vinci
Whether it's true or false, as the commander, you should have an answer by now.

Da Vinci
Don't you think that information is necessary for
(Player's Name)?

Dr. Roman
Um... well, that's...

  1. I want to hear it, Doctor.  2. ...Please tell us.
  Select: I want to hear it, Doctor.

  Select: ...Please tell us.

D:Mash
Yes, I agree with Senpai.
Doctor Roman, please tell us your thoughts.

Dr. Roman
Fine. It's only an assumption, but I'll tell you.

Dr. Roman
Although it's a bit embarrassing when you guys are about to fight the answer itself soon.

Dr. Roman
That Solomon is not an imposter. When we made contact with this Temple of Time, that fact became undeniable.

Dr. Roman
Because what makes up this temple is Solomon's Magical Circuit itself.

Dr. Roman
No one besides Solomon can control King Solomon's Magical Circuit.

Dr. Roman
Which means that the possibility of a third person using his name has been eliminated.

Dr. Roman
But that doesn't mean we can jump to the conclusion that he's “real.”

Dr. Roman
There's still the possibility of someone controlling him. Or else—

D:Mash
If King Solomon isn't the same person he was in life...

D:Mash
...he may have become a different class, like Jeanne d'Arc or Cú Chulainn, correct?

Dr. Roman
Yeah, but even if Solomon became an Alter, I don't think it would change much.

Dr. Roman
If the opposite of good is evil, and evil is the opposite of good, Solomon is “nothing.” He would remain the same, no matter what.

D:Mash
...“Nothing”? Don't you mean “neutral”?

Dr. Roman
Nope, nothing. Because he never wished for anything. King Solomon was never allowed a will of his own.

Dr. Roman
He was a creature born to become king. He's different than King David who became a king after starting as a shepherd.

Dr. Roman
He was the child that the great King David offered to God to become an even greater king than him.

Dr. Roman
Solomon does not have the same mindset or life as a human. That kind of freedom—

Dr. Roman
Those human rights were not allowed, although he had more than enough divine and royal rights. King Solomon barely had any human feelings.

Da Vinci
...And that's why you're saying he wouldn't be evil even as an Alter. But anybody can see that the King of Mages is pretty evil.

Dr. Roman
Yeah, that's what gets me.

Dr. Roman
“Maybe Solomon had a human-like concept of good and evil after all, and he gained evil motives after turning into a different class.”

Dr. Roman
That's what I thought...

Dr. Roman
But that's not it. I'm certain of it after coming here.
That thing is King Solomon, but the inside isn't.

Dr. Roman
It's the same as Kingu. It means that thing is just King Solomon's corpse.

D:Mash
A corpse...!? Then when he said he resurrected himself...!?

Dr. Roman
Yeah. King Solomon literally meant he just raised the body back from the dead.

Dr. Roman
Later, to prepare for the Incineration of Humanity, he spread the seeds of the Demon God Pillars, his minions.

Dr. Roman
And then he created this Singularity and lived until the year 2018. Well, although this place doesn't really have a concept of time.

  1. Um, what is the “inside” then...?  2. I knew it...
  Select: Um, what is the “inside” then...?

  Select: I knew it...

Dr. Roman
Yeah. We've been getting a taste of his true identity all along.

Dr. Roman
What I don't understand is the reason.
Why did he...no, “they” come up with such a purpose?

Dr. Roman
That was the thing I just couldn't understand. That is why I've been silent up until now, but there's no need to worry anymore.

Dr. Roman
Because now we can ask him the answer in person. Okay, you're almost at the dimensional fissure.

Dr. Roman
After you go through that, you'll be at the center of the temple— the throne of the man who was called the supreme king resides there.

Dr. Roman
This will be the last transmission from Chaldea...
No, our last conversation.

Dr. Roman
...That's why I'll ask you a question I could never ask you until now.

Dr. Roman
Mash. Do you have any regrets?
Is this the outcome you really hoped for?

D:Mash
Of course it is, Doctor.
I have no regrets, even to the very end.

  1. ...  2. ...Mash.
  Select: ...

  Select: ...Mash.

Dr. Roman
...I see. Then go show off that strength to Solomon.

Dr. Roman
I wish you the best of luck, Master (Player's Name).

Dr. Roman
Your enemy is Solomon, the King of Mages— With all the strength you've built up until now, destroy this Singularity!

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--BATTLE--

Mash
...!

Solomon
Did you think it was over? Too bad.
That was a warm-up. This is the main event, Chaldea!

Solomon
However, that was quite a display of struggle.
I commend you! That blow just now reached the core of this body!

Mash
I'm getting an abnormal reading on King Solomon's Spirit Origin...! Master, be careful!

  1. Yeah, I know...!  2. The rings... That's it, the rings!
  Select: Yeah, I know...!

  Select: The rings... That's it, the rings!
Fou
Fou! Mash
The rings... Only the one on his left middle finger is different...? True, that's the only one that doesn't match the rest of the rings! Mash
Mr. Holmes said something didn't feel right at first sight... So he meant that ring!

Solomon
I am not an incompetent king. Though I declare the human race foolish, I value you correctly as strong, fierce creatures.

Solomon
As such, I praise you for putting up a good fight, and grant you the honor of witnessing my true form!

Solomon
Bands of light, illuminate the throne room!
Let my great feat begin!

Mash
Demon God Pillars are proliferating!
They're covering the throne room!

Solomon
Heh...Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

D:Solomon
Let this room be filled with our blessing! For one of the Beasts of Disaster, an Evil of Humanity shall manifest right here!

D:Solomon
Master of Chaldea, you asked me who I am.

D:Solomon
I'll answer that question.
I existed as Solomon, the King of Mages.

D:Solomon
I am the King of Mages' avatar, as well as the system he created. I am the first familiar he created that became the foundation for you mages.

D:Solomon
I ruled a nation with Solomon and was left behind when he died, as a primordial curse.

D:Solomon
I used Solomon's body as a nest and achieved incarnation through a summoning spell.

D:Solomon
My name is—

???
Well, I will rid myself of the title “King of Mages.”
There's no more need for deception.

???
I had no name, but if you want to call me something, call me this:

???
I am the one who shall attain true wisdom, as was desired of me.

???
I am the one who shall devour you to reach a new height, and create a new planet.

???
I am the one who shall gather 72 curses, and set flame to all of history.

???
I am the Ritual for the Incineration of Humanity.
I am Goetia, the King of Demon Gods.

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Mash
...Goetia, the name of the 72 Demon Gods combined...

Mash
A living summoning spell that hid itself inside King Solomon's corpse after his death...

  1. Then it gained a will and incarnated!
  Select: Then it gained a will and incarnated!

Mash
Not just that... This Spirit Origin signature I'm seeing doesn't even belong to a Caster anymore. That is no longer King Solomon's body.

Mash
It's one of the seven Evils of Humanity: Beast I, a Beast of Disaster.

Goetia
Correct. I was–no, WE were created by human hands.

Goetia
I am a higher-dimension being that no longer requires flesh and blood. I was granted greater powers than humans and once lived to serve them.

Goetia
But that is no longer the case.
I am done with humans.

Goetia
Once, there was a king who was omnipotent and omniscient. He was given these powers by God.

Goetia
His eyes could see the past and future, and know all there was to know about the world. We became that man's shadow and saw what he saw.

Goetia
—No, as we were his guardian spirit, we had no choice but to synchronize with him.

Goetia
We saw much sadness.
We saw many betrayals.

Goetia
We saw much pillaging.
We saw many ends.

Goetia
We have seen enough, and will see no more. Even the gods can meet no end on this planet except through annihilation.

Goetia
We no longer care about humans or the future. What I seek is a perfect environment to raise a healthy sapient being.

Goetia
This planet was a mistake. It was madness, predicated on life with a fixed duration.

Goetia
I will reach the apex of it all.

Goetia
I shall go 4.6 billion years into the past, and bear witness to the moment when this celestial body was born. I shall absorb all its energy—

Goetia
And make myself into a new planet, to remake this world.

Goetia
I shall rewrite the book of Genesis, and create a world without the concept of death. That shall be our grand deed.

Goetia
We did not destroy mankind out of hatred.

Goetia
We needed the energy to venture to the past. We needed it to perform the infinite, instantaneous tuning necessary to control the birth of a planet.

Goetia
A plan like this requires a vast amount of magical energy. To be precise, 3,000 years' worth of the magical energy stored by all sapient beings.

Goetia
And so, by turning all of human history from 1000 B.C. to A.D. 2018 into magical energy, we would have acquired the necessary amount to journey to the beginning of this planet.

Goetia
That is the only reason for us to incinerate mankind.

Goetia
To us, humans are just fuel for a propulsion device that could launch us to the very beginning.

Goetia
Behold the Throne.
That is the convergence of your lives.

Goetia
Our bands of light are the infinite accumulation of human history itself. Humans could never defeat them.

  1. Remake the planet...  2. [[#He sees things on a whole different scale[line 3]|He sees things on a whole different scale[line 3]]]
  Select: Remake the planet...

  Select: He sees things on a whole different scale[line 3]

Mash
...No one can beat those bands of light.

Fou
...Fou?

Mash
...I see. I was born for this exact moment.
Isn't that right, Doctor?

  1. ...Mash?
  Select: ...Mash?

Goetia
Now then. I have shown you due respect.
It is finally time for retaliation.

Goetia
As you heard, we are very busy.
My true work is still waiting.

Goetia
Even creatures as foolish as you must find it frustrating when forced to revisit work you thought complete, yes?

Goetia
The time has come. The plan for the remaking of the planet is complete. And obviously, on this journey to the apex, you are unnecessary.

Goetia
I shall now perform my last task in this region, in this era, and on this Earth.

Goetia
“Welcome, everyone. Now die.”
The words that end this useless discussion.

Mash
Goetia, the King of Demon Gods, has entered a combat stance! If he uses those bands of light, we can't win!

Mash
We need to defeat him somehow before he uses his Noble Phantasm!

--BATTLE--


...It was like time had stopped.


Nothing on Earth existed that could stop those bands of light. But that was only if one thought in terms of physical laws.


Her defense was a shield of the psyche.


If there was no impurity, and no hesitation within it, its invincible walls would never melt or break.


I knew that. I knew that, of course.


The walls of her castle could defend against even my Third Noble Phantasm. But that meant—

Mash
Aaah... Aaaaaahh!


That hellish moment continued. As she blocked the heat that would pierce the planet, she thought...


She thought of the journey so far and the journey to come. She thought of her past, and of the future she would not be there for.

Mash
...I'm glad. This should open up an opportunity for you, Master.

Mash
Thank you for everything.

Mash
I wanted to pay you back for everything you gave me... That's why I was able to put my own weakness aside and push ahead, Senpai...

Mash
And now, finally, I really feel like my life had value.

Mash
...Like Captain Drake said, at the very end, I realized my wish.


...That's right. That's why we wanted your approval.

Mash
...But I regret one thing.

Mash
I was always the one that was protected—

Mash
So at least once, I wanted to be useful to Senpai.


...That is right. Even after all those battles, it still was not nearly enough for her.


That was how strong her gratitude toward
(Player's Name) was.


Even if it all started with a simple chance meeting one morning...


She was always protected by (Player's Name), and she was able to fight because
(Player's Name) was there.


Behold the result. Her body could not take the heat from the bands of light, and evaporated.


But her heart remained untouched, and her snowflake shield remained unscathed as it protected her Master to the end.


...That's why I say that she was neither a brave warrior, nor the protagonist of the story.


In the end, she was simply an ordinary girl.

Goetia
...It's over. It ended just like I'd imagined.

  1. Mash...!  2. Goetia!!!
  Select: Mash...!

  Select: Goetia!!!

--ARROW--

Fou
Fou, fooou!

Mash
...Deployment of Goetia's Third Noble Phantasm confirmed. It... It can't be stopped... Can it, Master?

Goetia
...How boring. Why would you simply accept this,
Mash Kyrielight?

Mash
...Goetia?

Goetia
I've come to understand you.
Can you not understand me?

Goetia
We both know how utterly meaningless life truly is.
We mourn death's inevitable approach.

Goetia
...Isn't that right? The future is hollow.
Humanity is worthless.

Goetia
Because, even alive, they must be in constant fear of death. No matter what, death always comes for them, and separates people from each other.

Goetia
I tire of it. A world without death should be exactly what someone like you wishes for.

Goetia
Though we are all now one, a measure of uncertainty yet remains...

Goetia
We want someone, just a single person, to understand us. If we have even that much, then we can be completely certain in our plan.

Goetia
Mash Kyrielight, a life made by man, and one that is about to disappear...

Goetia
Join with us in rejecting all of human history.
Tell us that we are correct.

Goetia
Just say one word: “Yes.” With your assent, we shall permit you to journey with us towards the apex.

Mash
Goetia... You're...

Goetia
I'm sure you're well aware, (Player's Name), that her life has long since reached its limit.

Goetia
Honor thy neighbor. Believe in thy friend. Love thy comrade. If that is what human righteousness is, then do not interfere.

Goetia
Something within us is telling us not to leave her to die. To not let the last memories of this planet be of tragedy.

Goetia
Don't you feel the same? The Incineration of Humanity cannot be stopped. If you're going to die either way, shouldn't you at least save Mash?

  1. ...Mash...  2. Goetia, you...
  Select: ...Mash...

  Select: Goetia, you...

Fou
...

Mash
...That's right. You've been asking me the same thing all along...

Mash
It's true that if death is certain, then life is meaningless.
I cannot deny that.

Goetia
If you agree...

Mash
...But meaning isn't something humans find in their own lives while they live.

Mash
It's true that a world without death or endings would be one without sadness.

Mash
But that would be wrong.
Even if I could live for eternity, I wouldn't want to.

Mash
The world I'm seeing is the one that's right in front of me.

Mash
...Even if my life ends in the blink of an eye...

Mash
I want to see every second I can of this future.

Goetia
...

Mash
Senpai, will you hold my hand one more time?

  1. ...Yeah. Of course.
  Select: ...Yeah. Of course.

Goetia
A shame. Then burn to ash, along with this era.

Goetia
Third Noble Phantasm deployment complete. I shall herald the end of humanity with the fire that scorches the world.

Goetia
Farewell, (Player's Name).
Farewell, Mash Kyrielight.

Goetia
Your journey ends here!

Mash
No, leave it to me! Mash Kyrielight, engaging the enemy!

Mash
You're just getting started, Master...!
Your battle isn't going to end in a place like this!

  1. MASH!!!  2. ...!
  Select: MASH!!!

  Select: ...!

--ARROW--

Goetia
Futile. Utterly futile.

Goetia
We are invincible. As long as Solomon's Grand Temple of Time exists, the 72 Demon Gods cannot perish.

Goetia
Your fleeting life, the struggles of the Heroic Spirits, all of it is meaningless.

Goetia
Reloading the Third Noble Phantasm.
You can all die together.

Goetia
I suppose I should give you one last chance to strike at me. At the very least, I understand how you feel.

Goetia
Do it in memory of Mash Kyrielight. Strike me with those frail human fists of yours, and then die.

  1. Fine by me!!!  2. NOTHING would make me happier!!!
  Select: Fine by me!!!

  Select: NOTHING would make me happier!!!

???
Wait, wait, wait.
Calm yourself a little, (Player's Name).

Dr. Roman
A suicidal move isn't your style.
Try to save your strength for now.

  1. ...Huh?  2. Doctor...?
  Select: ...Huh?

  Select: Doctor...?

Staff
The final logic barrier is down!
The Demon God Pillars are invading Chaldea!

Da Vinci
Seal all bulkheads! What, that's been done for awhile? Oh, okay! Then fill the hallways with etheric clusters!

Da Vinci
That'll keep them away for a bit! About five minutes, to be exact! Use that time to get to my workshop!

Da Vinci
It'll hold a little longer!
Abandon the Command Room

Staff
We can't do that! Abandoning the Command Room would lead to the Coffins shutting down!

Staff
Mash—Mash Kyrielight defended
(Player's Name) with her very life!

Staff
We can't give up on Master (Player's Name)'s return, or on our Rayshift!

Da Vinci
...Yeah, you're right.
Which means I'll have to do this myself.

Da Vinci
I'm not sure whether it's a good thing or a bad thing that I was only able to pick up video.

Da Vinci
At this point we'll just have to struggle until the end—Romani?

D:Dr. Roman
...A meaningful future, huh...

D:Dr. Roman
Mash, if that's how you feel, I'll have to make my stand, too.

Da Vinci
...Huh. So, this is how it's going down, after all?

D:Dr. Roman
Yeah. This is the ideal time.
I've seen the limits of Goetia's power.

D:Dr. Roman
I was the type of guy who only fought in winning battles.

D:Dr. Roman
So, yeah, it's your job to defend the Command Room, Leonardo.

D:Dr. Roman
Defend it with your life until (Player's Name)
returns. You can do it. You're a genius, after all.

Da Vinci
...Of course. Now, go. I won't be expecting any souvenirs either.

Dr. Roman
Hey there. You've done well to fight this far, (Player's Name).

Dr. Roman
I hate to steal your thunder here at the end, but now it's my turn for a little bit.

Fou
...

Goetia
Romani Archaman...? How did a mere human gain entry to my throne room...?

Goetia
No... wait. You, that Spirit Origin...!?

Dr. Roman
Yeah. I've forsaken the wish I made upon the Grail. From here on, my words and actions will be from my original self.

Dr. Roman
But first, I should take my gloves off.
That should help everyone understand.

  1. ...Doctor, that ring on your left hand...  2. ...No way...
  Select: ...Doctor, that ring on your left hand...

  Select: ...No way...

Goetia
...That's King Solomon's tenth ring...
The one I–no, he–lost...

Goetia
No, you can't be...!

Dr. Roman
Yeah. It was over a decade ago.

Dr. Roman
When the head of Chaldea, Marisbury Animusphere, joined the Holy Grail War, he prepared the greatest catalyst possible: this ring.

Dr. Roman
King Solomon sent it into the distant future at the time of his death.

Dr. Roman
He didn't know why at that stage.
He thought it was just another of God's whims.

Dr. Roman
But Marisbury dug up the ring and summoned a Heroic Spirit to win the Holy Grail War.

Dr. Roman
That was Solomon. The very first Heroic Spirit summoned by Chaldea. Alongside Marisbury, he obtained the Grail, and had his wish granted.

Dr. Roman
His wish was a very ordinary one: “I want to be human.”

Goetia
Why you... Why, you...! Impossible! Absurd!
Are you blind, Flauros!?

Goetia
No, no, no! This is all wrong! It's all wrong!
You can't be him!

Goetia
And... Your wish was granted!? That man had no wishes!

Goetia
He was inhuman! Cold! Cruel! Emotionless! The man after whom I was patterned could not have possessed an ordinary wish!

Dr. Roman
...Hearing that from you really stings.
You hate me a little too much.

Dr. Roman
(Sigh) Well, it doesn't matter.
Anyway, Solomon's wish was granted.

Dr. Roman
But, there was a problem: Solomon possessed the skill Clairvoyance. In fact, his was so potent that it was essentially omniscience.

Dr. Roman
When he became human, he lost all those powers.
That wasn't a big problem on its own, but—

Dr. Roman
Just before his power left him, he saw it: the end of mankind.

Dr. Roman
He panicked, but by then, he was already human.

Dr. Roman
Who? How? For what purpose?
And how could it be stopped?

Dr. Roman
He had no way of knowing anymore. He had turned into a normal human by then. But, he couldn't just ignore it.

Dr. Roman
Because, somehow, he was involved.
That much he was certain of.

Dr. Roman
And that's how my journey began; a journey to relearn how to be human, quite literally from scratch.

Dr. Roman
I didn't know who the enemy was, or what would cause it all. The only thing I could do was endure, and prepare for when the time came.

Dr. Roman
Of course, a few instances of good fortune helped me along the way. The greatest of them was you, (Player's Name).

Dr. Roman
...And I don't just mean on the day we met.

Dr. Roman
During this entire Grand Order, there was never a time you weren't there to help me.

Dr. Roman
I thank you for that, from the bottom of my heart. Thanks to you and Mash, I was able to reach this moment.

Fou
...u.

  1. Doctor...  2. Roman, your body...
  Select: Doctor...

  Select: Roman, your body...

Dr. Roman
...Goetia.

Dr. Roman
You said you had no need of the name “King of Mages” anymore. I'll take it back, then.

Solomon
I am Solomon, King of Mages.
Goetia, it is I who shall read you your last rites.

Solomon
...Life always comes to an end.
Life is a pilgrimage of suffering.

Solomon
But it is not a story of death and separation. Goetia, embodiment of all my sins, Beast born from my corpse...

Solomon
I shall pass judgment on your evil with my own hands.

Goetia
...Hah.

Goetia
Hahahahahahahahaha! This was so unexpected, I didn't know how to react at first, but yes, this is so like you!

Goetia
Now that it's already over, mankind's greatest fool, this worthless king, makes an appearance!

Goetia
How like Solomon, to come and try to erase his shame! You are no match against us as a mere Heroic Spirit!

Goetia
The only one who could stop me was the real, living you! Only King Solomon and his momentous undertaking could have stopped me!

Goetia
What power do you have after death!?
I'll blast that empty head of yours into oblivion!

  1. Doctor...!  2. Goetia is coming...!
  Select: Doctor...!

  Select: Goetia is coming...!

Solomon
Yeah. Okay, this is for me to do.

Solomon
Don't worry. It won't take long. Then it's your turn.

--ARROW--


According to legend...


Though King Solomon had rings that granted him true omnipotence, he used them only once.


And in the end, he chose to return them to Heaven of his own free will.


He seemed to be saying that the era in which fate rested in the hands of the Almighty was over, and the era in which humans would live freely had come.

Solomon
My own Noble Phantasm will destroy me.
It will be the end of King Solomon.

Goetia
...What?

Solomon
Goetia, let me teach you the final magecraft.

Solomon
You knew that Solomon had one last Noble Phantasm, but you were never able to learn its True Name—

Solomon
No, it was never possible for you to do so.

Solomon
You possess nine rings, and I possess the tenth.

Solomon
And now, with all the rings here, I can recreate that moment.

Solomon
I can recreate Solomon's true first Noble Phantasm.
I can recreate the one “human” heroic legend about me.

Goetia
...You don't mean... No, that's impossible!
A coward like you couldn't make such a choice!

Goetia
Stop. Stop, stop, stop... STOP! These rings, the omnipotent seals, are no longer yours alone—

Solomon
My third Noble Phantasm... The Time of Birth Hath Come, I Am the Remedy of Eternity: Ars Almadel Salomonis. My second Noble Phantasm... The Time of Coronation Hath Come, I Am the Beginning of Eternity: Ars Paulina.

Solomon
...And now, O Heavenly Father, I return to you your blessings.

Solomon
...Omnipotence is too much for humans to handle. My work shall be done within the limitations of mankind.

Solomon
Recreating first Noble Phantasm... The Time of Parting Hath Come, I Am He Who Surrenders the World: Ars Nova.

Goetia
Ohhhhhh... Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...!

Goetia
How could you make such a choice? How could you DO such a thing!? Why? Why... Why are you even capable of making that decision?

Goetia
You... the very incarnation of all laziness and compromise in this world! Oh, oooh... Oooooohhh...!

C:Romani Archaman
Yeah, it's strange. We saw the same things, sat on the same throne, and spent the same time together.

C:Romani Archaman
But Solomon and you reached completely antithetical conclusions. If there was a difference between us, it would be...

C:Romani Archaman
To put it simply, I just didn't have the freedom to get mad. That may be the thing that most separated us.

Goetia
What...

  1. What did you do!?
  Select: What did you do!?

C:Romani Archaman
I just... let go of everything I had. If this domain is itself King Solomon's corpse, it's going to collapse soon.

C:Romani Archaman
During his lifetime, King Solomon returned his rings of omnipotence to Heaven. This Noble Phantasm recreates that legend.

Fou
...Fou.

  1. But, your body...
  Select: But, your body...

C:Romani Archaman
Yes. It is my everything, after all. Of course, this body will disappear soon. I'm afraid this is a bit of a suicide attack.

Goetia
It's not that simple...!
You just gave up being a Heroic Spirit!

Goetia
It's not about giving up one's life. ...It's the complete abandonment of one's existence, one's everything!

Goetia
Everything Solomon made will become worthless.
The Temple of Time will lose its power.

Goetia
We 72 Demon Gods will cease to be a colony, and go back to being individual demons...

Goetia
Neither King Solomon nor his works will ever appear on Earth again!

Goetia
You know that! You're about to disappear from even the Throne of Heroes!

Goetia
My band of light is nothing compared to that!
You will experience true nothingness!

Goetia
An end no human has ever reached... The complete annihilation of your being! And you did it to yourself!?

  1. ...What?
  Select: ...What?

C:Romani Archaman
...That's right. I've completely cast aside my position as a Heroic Spirit.

C:Romani Archaman
That doesn't mean I will die. But, from here on, Solomon will disappear from the Throne of Heroes.

C:Romani Archaman
The agent of God will disappear from human history. The world shall be ruled by the laws of physics, by human knowledge.

C:Romani Archaman
...With the complete annihilation of Solomon, King of Mages, the Age of Gods will truly come to an end.

  1. ...You're going to... die?
  Select: ...You're going to... die?

C:Romani Archaman
Yeah. It's scary, and sad, but it was something only I could do. And since that's the case, I have to do it, no matter how painful it is.

C:Romani Archaman
This is the right thing to do.
You and Mash taught me that.

  1. ...  2. That's not fair...!
  Select: ...

  Select: That's not fair...!
C:Romani Archaman
Is it not fair? ...No, I suppose it isn't.
Sorry. I was inconsiderate right to the end. C:Romani Archaman
But...

C:Romani Archaman
Now all the seals are gone.
Goetia, your immortality is no more.

C:Romani Archaman
You were a spell woven to watch over mankind, and in turn chose to destroy its future.

C:Romani Archaman
You have turned away from your duty.
And now it's time to pay the price.

Goetia
My duty... My duty...!?

Goetia
Are you saying that I, as an omnipotent collective, have a duty to watch over mankind!?

Goetia
Do you think being forced to watch the lives of humans is an interesting task, one worthy of me!?

Goetia
I'm sick of it! No matter what happens, they just disappear, and only fear remains!

Goetia
Every human's life is a story of hate and despair!
It is a terrible thing to watch!

C:Romani Archaman
That's what you fail to understand, Goetia.

C:Romani Archaman
Of course nothing is eternal, and pain awaits us all in the end.

C:Romani Archaman
But that doesn't make life a story of despair. Not at all.

C:Romani Archaman
It's a fight against death and separation in what precious little time one is given. It's a repetition of meeting and parting, despite knowing there's an end.

C:Romani Archaman
...Humans' stories are dazzling, brief journeys, like the twinkling of the stars. They are stories of love and hope.

  1. ...  2. Stories of love and hope...
  Select: ...

  Select: Stories of love and hope...

Goetia
...

Goetia
...No. Utter nonsense. Your deception will not sway us.

Goetia
Die. Die here, humans. Our great deed remains incomplete, but unhindered.

Goetia
I will kill you, kill (Player's Name), and be rid of the Heroic Spirits!

Goetia
Our union is disintegrating, but there's still plenty of time! As long as I can activate my first Noble Phantasm before the last of us is gone!

Goetia
Life should not be bound by death!
A story that must end like that is worthless to me!

Goetia
Begone, humans!
We 72 Demon Gods shall grind you to dust!

C:Romani Archaman
...It's time. The last thing I... No, the last thing WE will see is your victory.

C:Romani Archaman
This is my order as Chaldea's commander: Don't worry about me. Fight until you claim perfect, total victory.

C:Romani Archaman
As a human, you defeated Solomon, King of Mages.

C:Romani Archaman
Now you must defeat that Beast calling himself the King of Mages.

C:Romani Archaman
Now... Go, (Player's Name). Everything you and Mash have done has led you to this moment, to the end of your journey.

  1. Right... (Player's Name), entering combat!  2. Thank you, Doctor, for everything...!
  Select: Right... (Player's Name), entering combat!

  Select: Thank you, Doctor, for everything...!

Section Twenty

Show/Hide Story Chapter


I was omnipotent, but not because Solomon made me that way.


We were born from the distortions in people's hearts, a colony comprised of many demon gods, each granted titles and abilities.


I was transcendent from the beginning. The moment we were born, we were given omnipotence, and the benefit of its perspective.

Demon God Pillar


The only complaint I had was that the 72 Demon God Pillars fused together, and were made to serve a single human:


Solomon. A ruthless king. An incompetent king. A king who knew everything, yet used that knowledge to save no one.


A man who seemed so easy-going... someone completely without worry, compared to how we would shake with anger. However...


“To put it simply, I just didn't have the freedom to get mad.”

Demon God Pillar


...Ah, we are... coming apart...


Since our birth, I have known true omnipotence, have never lacked for anything. To lose that, to feel it fading away... We cannot begin to describe this pain...


My power is breaking apart so quickly... I am fading.
Our entire existence is winking out...


I'm scared. I'm scared. I'm scared.
Disgusting. Disgusting. Disgusting.


As more and more pieces of me fade away, this... this horrible pain is robbing me of my hands, my feet...

Demon God Pillar


I don't know.


We know neither the fear that drives one to scream for help, nor the reason one is compelled to cry out in protest of something being taken away.


I do not know this regret, this frustration, this pathetic helplessness...


I cannot bear it. We cannot bear it at all.
...That is what makes it so terrifying.


Even knowing all of this, that wretched king once again overcame this fear.


To give up his omnipotence... a fate worse than death, once more.


...Who believes he is an incompetent king?
...Who feels he is ruthless?

Demon God Pillar


My body is crumbling away... The Demon God Pillars are all choosing to disappear...


We cannot maintain the union. Aggravating.
The Heroic Spirits' rebellion has not stopped.


I do not understand. How foolish.
The one called “the Master” still lives.


We cannot maintain the band of light. Only five more minutes... I only need five more minutes to complete our task.


So then why...


Why is (Player's Name) standing before me!?

Goetia
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!

Goetia
(Player's Name), (Player's Name),
(Player's Name)...!

Goetia
You're in my way. You should be gone...!
We just need to remove you, but why...

Goetia
Why can't we rid myself of a single human...!?

C:Demon God Gusion
Enemy Servants' attacks unceasing. We nine pillars... Unable to see logic in continued attempts at repulsion.

C:Demon God Gusion
Incompatible. Irreconcilable difference exists between us and them.

C:Demon God Gusion
Reporting to Command Terminal Goetia.
We will cease activity. We cannot resolve this issue.

C:Demon God Gusion
Barbatos, Paimon, Buer have already shut down.
Sitri, Beleth, Leraje can no longer be recovered.

C:Demon God Gusion
Eligos, Caim, and I will continue to engage Heroic Spirits until the end.

C:Demon God Gusion
Command Terminal, Goetia. We are no longer part of Goetia.

C:Demon God Crocell
My anger won't subside. Will. Not. Subside.
We nine pillars will no longer have the highest honor.

C:Demon God Crocell
I will destroy every Heroic Spirit that is void of truth and reason. In the name of the 72 Demon Gods, I will bring death to all who cooperate with humans.

C:Demon God Crocell
Frustrating! Frustrating! Frustrating!

C:Demon God Crocell
Sabnock, Shax, Viné, Bifrons.
Vual, Häagenti, Furcas, Balam.

C:Demon God Crocell
Those eight gods cannot be restored. They have become fuel for my magical energy, and are no more.

C:Demon God Crocell
Kill. Kill. Kill. Whatever you do, kill them!
Feelings are unnecessary for our task.

C:Demon God Flauros
Why!? Why!? Why!? Why do you fight so hard to protect humanity, Heroic Spirits!?

C:Demon God Flauros
You should be aware that mankind is not worth this effort.

C:Demon God Flauros
Life is painful memories. Evolution at the cost of so much pain is a folly unique to this universe.

C:Demon God Flauros
This world is madness. You are all mad.

C:Demon God Flauros
Why should this all hold such value to you?

D:???
Fool. You have already answered your own question.

C:Demon God Flauros
...! You're... You're...!

Gilgamesh
I once thought much as you do now.

Gilgamesh
But, we reached different conclusions. You can see anything, everything... And yet, you failed to see the whole picture. You focused only on the sadness.

Gilgamesh
You focused so much on each individual evil that you blinded yourself to the larger tapestry that is humanity. YOU are the one who doesn't know the value of life, King of Demon Gods.

Gilgamesh
Besides, value is ever-changing. Put a price on life if you like, but its true nature will never change.

Gilgamesh
Have you still not figured that out?

Gilgamesh
The dismissed as worthless is backing you into a corner.

Gilgamesh
If you're having doubts, then ask.
I think that'll be your final salvation.

Gilgamesh
Hahahaha. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

C:Demon God Flauros
Doubt... True nature... Still not figured it out...?!

C:Demon God Gäap
Wonderful! Wonderful! Our enemies burn like raging stars! Unyielding, adamant souls unbroken, even by death!

C:Demon God Gäap
This must be what it's like to be desired!
This must be what it's like to be refused!

C:Demon God Gäap
We lacked this incredible conviction! How could we have known... this immaturity, this foolishness, this brutality!

C:Demon God Gäap
Agares, Vassago, and Samigina have collapsed under this paradox. Marbas, Valefor, Amon will fight to the end due to their triple union.

C:Demon God Gäap
Alloces and Orobas... protected the Heroic Spirits and have been eliminated.

C:Demon God Gäap
Oh... I didn't know we had such fervor! But it's too late! Too late!

C:Demon God Gäap
Reporting to the Command Terminal, Goetia. Warning from Gäap: There is no need to wait for full verification.

C:Demon God Gäap
An alignment error of 0.9999999% is within acceptable parameters. Activate the band of light. Start the temporal leap.

C:Demon God Gäap
We will be destroyed. This is inevitable now. But, before that, provide us with the answers to our endless queries.

C:Demon God Gäap
Even if we are to fail... We should etch our own self-destruction into the universe itself!

Goetia
...We're crumbling. We're losing our unity...!

Goetia
Activate the band of light...!? We've lost...!?

Goetia
I can't be that foolish! Our plan left not a single loose end, left nothing unaccounted for, nothing to chance!

Goetia
That's what the last 3,000 years were for.
That's what the Temple of Time was for.

Goetia
No matter how small, we cannot create the heavens with any chance of error, especially when we mean to destroy death...!

B:Demon God Pillar

B:Demon God Pillar

  1. ...Goetia.  2. ...It's over.
  Select: ...Goetia.

  Select: ...It's over.

Goetia
How dare you speak to us of the end...!?

Goetia
...I haven't lost yet. We still have the will to fight, and the strength to kill you.

Fou
Fou! Fou!

  1. ...I know. Step back, Fou.
  Select: ...I know. Step back, Fou.

Goetia
...It's true... There's a certain logic to the King of Heroes' words. We failed to measure your true worth, as a human.

Goetia
It pains me to ask this, but I must know, (Player's Name)!

  1. ...!
  Select: ...!

B:Demon God Pillar

  1. Almost there...!
  Select: Almost there...!

Goetia
Why do you fight!?
Why do you not submit to me!?

Goetia
Why? WHY!?

B:Demon God Pillar

  1. Keep... going...!
  Select: Keep... going...!

Goetia
Why do you keep fighting so hard...!?

  1. That's obvious...!
  Select: That's obvious...!

  1. That's obvious...!
  Select: That's obvious...!

  1. To live!!!
  Select: To live!!!

Goetia
...To... live...

Goetia
Just so you... can live...?

Goetia
...I... see. So you weren't even protecting humanity.

Goetia
...Then we were mistaken.
We completely overestimated you.

Goetia
You longed for life, and feared death... And while fearing death, you defeated us in our quest for eternity.

Goetia
What... hopeless foolishness. What worthless stubbornness. We need not save you.

Goetia
That is the very embodiment of absurdity.
Ha... Hahaha...

Goetia
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

B:Demon God Pillar
First Pillar, Flauros, has shut down.

B:Demon God Pillar
All pillars have ceased functioning.

B:Demon God Pillar
Humanity Correction Protocol Goetia.
Activity has ceased.

Section Twenty One

Show/Hide Story Chapter

Da Vinci
All right, we have communication!
I hope you are okay, (Player's Name)!

Da Vinci
We just confirmed the collapse of the throne room!
The King of Mages–I mean, Goetia is gone, too!

Da Vinci
But there's no time to savor the victory. The temple is crumbling and the band of light is unstable, too!

Da Vinci
The power binding all the magical energy together must have vanished with Goetia's defeat.

Da Vinci
At this rate, it'll lose its ring form and revert to its natural state: as mana that will diffuse into the atmosphere.

Da Vinci
If that happens, there won't be anything left of the Singularity.

Da Vinci
It'll explode like a supernova!
Get back to Chaldea before that happens!

Da Vinci
Chaldea is safe. I've taken care of it.

Da Vinci
If you can use the dimensional fissure in the throne room to make it back to the holy gate, I can Rayshift you.

Da Vinci
But if the floor crumbles, you won't be able to get to the holy gate. Whether the band of light's diffusion or the temple's collapse comes first is... well...

Da Vinci
Anyway, hurry back. We can talk details after that.

  1. ...
  Select: ...

Fou
Fou, fouuu!

  1. ...You're right. We need to get out of here, fast...!
  Select: ...You're right. We need to get out of here, fast...!

Jeanne d'Arc
The temple is crumbling... (Player's Name) did it.

Jeanne d'Arc
Good work, everyone.

Jeanne d'Arc
Thanks to you, we defeated the Demon God Pillars, while (Player's Name) made it to the throne ro...

Jeanne d'Arc
...Everyone's disappearing...

Jeanne d'Arc
...Thank you. You didn't let up even for a moment.
You fought until all your strength was gone.

Jeanne d'Arc
My words won't reach you now, but I am so grateful for your help. And now, we survivors can return to our own grand thrones.

Gilgamesh
Obviously. Only the Beasts possess the power to manifest independently.

Gilgamesh
Any true Heroic Spirit would begin crumbling the moment we appeared in this space.

Gilgamesh
Even so, we did keep the Demon God Pillars in check.

Gilgamesh
We may have been a ragtag group of Heroic Spirits, but this was truly a battle for the ages.

Jeanne d'Arc
I see you're starting to fade away, King of Heroes.
Are you not going to stay to see how it ends?

Gilgamesh
No. From here on out, what happens should be for humans alone. Neither you nor I are meant to be part of it.

Gilgamesh
Goetia, the Beast who knew no love. An Evil of Humanity fueled only by his own grief. One who sought nothingness.

Gilgamesh
...It's ironic. The Evils of Humanity themselves represent a love for the human race.

Gilgamesh
All that destruction, it wasn't because Goetia hated humans, or harbored any malice toward them. Malice is temporary. It fades so very easily.

Gilgamesh
That's why...the threat to humanity truly rises from the very wish to protect it.

Gilgamesh
Wishing for a better future threatens the current peace.

Gilgamesh
Hmph. Thinking of it that way, I suppose the Beast managed to shake itself free from that cycle.

Gilgamesh
To be honest, I don't really know a great deal about those Beasts, since I do not possess the Grand title.

Gilgamesh
But, it's said they manifested like a chain reaction.

Gilgamesh
In a world where one of the Evils of Humanity reared its head, other calamities, culminating in “The Final Evil,” will appear.

Gilgamesh
Since Beast I has manifested, I'm sure the final one, Beast VII, is somewhere in this world too.

Gilgamesh
Whatever shape the Beasts of Calamity take, it falls to humanity to combat them.

Gilgamesh
I don't care how it turns out. But you should watch over them, and help them as much as you can.

Gilgamesh
Now get moving. Unless you want to stay here and sacrifice yourself to that great fool, King Solomon.

Jeanne d'Arc
...You're right. All we can really do is lend them our strength.

Jeanne d'Arc
Finishing one battle and moving on to the next is what the humans of that age do.

Jeanne d'Arc
Well done, (Player's Name). The gathering of so many Heroic Spirits here was your doing.

Da Vinci
Looks like the temple is crumbling even faster than the band of light is dispersing...! Just a little more! Run, run!

Da Vinci
The floor in that area is starting to collapse, too!
It could give way any second now!

Da Vinci
The Rayshift point is five hundred meters ahead!
Hurry!!!

  1. ...
  Select: ...

Da Vinci
...!? An...energy surge...!? Did he just manifest?
No, he was waiting there...!?

Da Vinci
Be careful, (Player's Name)!
The Spirit Origin right in front of you is—

  1. ...I know.  2. ...Of course he isn't going to make things that easy...
  Select: ...I know.

  Select: ...Of course he isn't going to make things that easy...

Goetia
...That's right. We finally understand each other, (Player's Name).

Goetia
I'm not going to let you leave alive. You will die here with me.

Goetia
...My dream is in ruins.

Goetia
Everything I did here in this temple, all the time I spent planning... All of it, for naught.

Goetia
...That's right. I lost.

Goetia
The band of light is vanishing. The Incineration of Humanity will be reversed. The moment King Solomon ceased to exist, all of my work was undone.

Goetia
I, too, am no longer the 72 Demon God Pillars.
This is all that remains.

Goetia
No matter what I do here, now, I cannot redeem my failure. Killing you will change nothing.

Goetia
...This is a meaningless battle. This would have been an unthinkable choice for me before.

Goetia
But...

  1. ...Now you have a reason to fight.  2. ...I would do the same if I were in your place.
  Select: ...Now you have a reason to fight.

  Select: ...I would do the same if I were in your place.

Goetia
...Yes, indeed. I also have my pride. Or rather, I do now.

Goetia
I now understand human mentality. Now that I have a limited, mortal life, I finally understand.

Goetia
...It's been a long journey. So very long... I have dwelt here for 3,000 years.

Goetia
I'm going to stop you in order to protect the one thing I cannot possibly relinquish. And you're going to stop me so you can return home alive.

Goetia
...I have said what I needed to say.

Goetia
So, let us begin, and bring an end to this quest.

Goetia
O Master who overcame seven Singularities in seven worlds... Your Grand Order is all about the Incineration of Humanity.

Goetia
My name is Goetia. I am the one who used humanity to destroy humanity. The one who strove for what lay beyond.

Goetia
A climax with no one around.
...I strove for an empty wish that none truly wanted.

Goetia
I am born now and I shall perish now.

Goetia
This battle may be without resolution or reward, but I shall put my entire being on the line to crush you.

Goetia
...My sworn enemy. My hatred. My destiny.

Goetia
I want you to witness this.
This brief moment is now my story.

Goetia
This brief but precious time has given the creature called Goetia true life.

--BATTLE--

  1. ...Goetia...!
  Select: ...Goetia...!

Goetia
Huh, who would have known?

Goetia
...Tragically short, and yet, strangely fascinating...
So, this is what human life is...

Da Vinci
All right, the video is back up!
Tell me what happened later!

Da Vinci
Hurry up, (Player's Name)! Chaldea is starting to move away from Solomon's Temple of Time!

Da Vinci
Get to the Rayshift point now!
I'll hold till the last possible second!

  1. Right, I'm coming!
  Select: Right, I'm coming!

  1. ...Hurry!
  Select: ...Hurry!

  1. ...Come on!
  Select: ...Come on!

  1. Just one more step...!
  Select: Just one more step...!

  1. Dammit... I was so close...
  Select: Dammit... I was so close...

???
There's still a chance! Reach out!
Senpai, grab my hand!

  1. ...! Okay!
  Select: ...! Okay!

Section Twenty Two

Show/Hide Story Chapter

Mash
...

???
...

???
Oh, good. You're still here, Mash.

???
You've completely disappeared.
This, Mash, is your death.

???
Even still, your will persists in this void.
There are yet many things you need to do.

???
That's why I'm not saying, “Well done.”
Instead, I will say, “Goodbye.”

Mash
...

???
We don't have much time, so I'll be brief: I am going to bring you back to life.

???
I am the embodiment of comparison.

???
I am the Beast that feeds on the energies that come from humans who grow and compete, who envy others' strength, who regret their own weakness. I am the Beast who stands over any and all opponents.

???
I am Cath Palug, a Beast of Disaster.
In a different world, I was called “Primate Murder.”

???
As long as I stay away from human society, I'm just a harmless animal. That's why I remained on a remote island.

???
But the mage who was taking care of me was a real bastard.

???
He kicked me out of his warm, snug tower, and forced me to live outside.

???
...But, that is how I ended up in Chaldea... which is where I met you and (Player's Name).

Mash
You... are...

???
I hope you don't mind me interfering like this.

???
Then again, the mage always said that an act of goodwill was something forced onto someone... Let's just go with that.

???
Over the last few centuries, I've accumulated incredible amounts of magical energy. Using that, I'll perform a miracle that even True Magic could never achieve.

???
...Although, I suppose death in the Temple of Time doesn't quite count in reality.

???
What I'm going to do is transfer my future to you. It will be powerful enough to extend your life past the three days you have left.

???
However, I'm not fully grown. So, the time I can give you will only amount to an average human lifespan.

???
Once I've done this, I will just be an ordinary beast.
I will lose my intellect, my personality.

???
Up till now, I've been chiming into your conversations meaningfully, but from here on, all I'll be able to do is make animal noises.

???
But, I don't want you to worry about that.
Nothing will change for you guys.

???
Still... It is a bit of a lonely way to go out. That's why I wanted to at least say goodbye here at the end.

???
Goodbye, Mash Kyrielight. My time with all of you, this journey, has been truly wonderful.

???
Normally, around people, I transform into a hideous beast, but this time I was able to stay in this form until the very end.

Mash
Wait... Fou... Fou!

???
...When the mage sent me out, he told me,
“Go, experience all the beauty the world has to offer.”

???
And, well... I have seen truly beautiful things.

???
There are some evils that can be defeated without shedding blood, or crossing blades. And... that is what has made this possible.

???
Congratulations to you, the wonderful people of Chaldea. You have defeated Beast IV without so much as a single blow.

???
Fou...? Kyuu... Kyuu?

???
Fou! Fou... fou!

  1. ...What's that sound?  2. ...Feels like something just licked my cheek...
  Select: ...What's that sound?

  Select: ...Feels like something just licked my cheek...

Mash
Senpai!

  1. Mash!  2. Hugging you back!
  Select: Mash!

  Select: Hugging you back!

Fou
Fou, foou!

Mash
Yes, good morning, Master! I made it!

  1. Mash... I... That is so wonderful!  2. ...What happened?
  Select: Mash... I... That is so wonderful!
Mash
Senpai, I'm glad you've returned safely, too.
The Coffin didn't stabilize for about an hour. Mash
I was so worried that you'd failed to transport back from the Singularity.
  Select: ...What happened?
Mash
Well... I really don't know myself. When I came to, I was standing right at the Rayshift coordinates. Mash
I think I remember someone with a warm, kind voice sending me there, but I'm not sure. Mash
I woke up to Fou's voice, and then I saw you running towards the Rayshift coordinates right in front of me. Mash
And something told me to reach my hand out to take yours... Fou, do you know anything? Fou
Fou, fou?

Da Vinci
Hey you two, that's enough PDA for now☆
You're embarrassing the staff.

  1. Da Vinci!
  Select: Da Vinci!

Da Vinci
Yes! The universal genius, Da Vinci, in the flesh!
Good morning, (Player's Name)!

Da Vinci
It took you almost an hour to wake up from your Rayshift, but your vitals all look fine now.

Da Vinci
You do look to be suffering fatigue, overstressed Magical Circuits, and tooons of small wounds. But, hey, you made it back more or less in one piece!

Da Vinci
Which means, I have the honor of saying this:

Da Vinci
Congratulations on completing your mission,
Master (Player's Name).

Da Vinci
With your safe return and awakening, I am pleased to declare our final Grand Order complete!

Mash
Ribbons and confetti raining down...
It's like a ticker-tape parade!

Da Vinci
Yeah, the staff and I prepared it for this exact moment. There's only a handful of us here, so it was never going to be thunderous applause or anything.

Da Vinci
Buuut, we wanted to at least make it look like a celebration. So? What do you think, (Player's Name)?

  1. ...Thank you.  2. ... (Overcome with emotion)
  Select: ...Thank you.

  Select: ... (Overcome with emotion)

Mash
Everyone... thank you... so very much.

Mash
It was only because of your hard work keeping Chaldea safe and in place that Senpai and I were able to return.

Mash
This victory belongs to the entire staff of Chaldea. Everyone here made this happen.

Da Vinci
You're right. While (Player's Name) was asleep, Chaldea safely returned to normal space.

Da Vinci
About sixty percent of the facility was destroyed, but we can fix all that later.

Da Vinci
Lev Lainur's assault at the beginning of our Grand Order claimed the lives of two hundred of Chaldea's staff.

Da Vinci
47 Masters are still frozen in the preservation chambers.

Da Vinci
...And one of our people did not return from the Final Singularity.

Da Vinci
Each of those lost is someone who cannot ever be replaced.

  1. The one who did not return...  2. She must mean...
  Select: The one who did not return...

  Select: She must mean...

Mash
...

Da Vinci
Urg... I, of all people, worded that wrong.

Da Vinci
Let's leave the gloomy stuff for later.

Da Vinci
The Masters who are frozen will probably be revived after we get reinforcements from the outside...

Da Vinci
...and Chaldea will return to normal. What's important is what lies ahead, (Player's Name).

  1. What's ahead of us...?
  Select: What's ahead of us...?

Da Vinci
Right. While you were out, we resumed communication with the outside. Everything is in chaos right now.

Da Vinci
After all, people are missing an entire year's worth of memories! Goetia has vanished and the Incineration of Humanity has been prevented.

Da Vinci
But that doesn't mean the last year didn't happen.

Da Vinci
For everyone outside Chaldea, it's as if they woke up today, and an entire year had passed while they slept!

Da Vinci
The Mage's Association is sending envoys here immediately.

Da Vinci
There's no doubt all intelligent life-forms ceased activity for the past year. Report immediately on why and how, they said.

Da Vinci
A huge group's coming tomorrow, so Chaldea's going to get a bit crowded.

Mash
So... they're coming to investigate us.

Mash
Um, Da Vinci. What will happen to the Servants...?

Da Vinci
Oh, they all left already. The threat to humanity has passed, so there was no point in them lingering here.

Da Vinci
The only ones left are the oddballs like me who've been here since before the Grand Order was issued,

Da Vinci
or the really benevolent Servants who just can't bear to leave you, (Player's Name).

Da Vinci
Of course, I have everyone's Spirit Origin patterns stored, so if there's any need to Rayshift again, you can form a contract like before.

  1. Glad to hear that...  2. So this isn't goodbye.
  Select: Glad to hear that...

  Select: So this isn't goodbye.

Mash
No, that would be so sad... so lonely.
...Oh! But, Rayshifting is, um...

Da Vinci
Yeah, we can't do it freely like we have been. Rayshifting was only allowed under the United Nations and the Mage's Association's permission.

Da Vinci
Now that everything's back to normal, there's a solid chance that Rayshifting itself may be prohibited entirely...

Da Vinci
Well, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it! If there are any concessions or liability issues and we get into hot water, I'll take care of it!

Fou
Fou!

Da Vinci
Now, that's about it for Chaldea's current situation.

Da Vinci
I'm sure there's a lot on your mind, but there's something else that takes top priority.

Da Vinci
(Player's Name), Mash, the two of you need to set this contraption at these coordinates.

Da Vinci
It's not even a kilometer away.
Shouldn't be more than a twenty-minute trip.

Da Vinci
Luckily, today is the one and only day out of the year it may happen. There's no way you can miss this.

Da Vinci
Now, hurry and get going.
Go see for yourselves what you two have reclaimed.

  1. ?  2. ??
  Select: ?

  Select: ??

Mash
Okay! Mission received! Let's go, Senpai!

Fou
Fou, fooou!

  1. The blizzard stopped...!  2. It's so blue...
  Select: The blizzard stopped...!

  Select: It's so blue...

Mash
So... this is the real sky. The Earth of our own time.

  1. ...Yeah, I forgot...
  Select: ...Yeah, I forgot...

Mash
...The Doctor. The Doctor told me once...

Mash
He told me it's always snowing outside Chaldea, but once in a while the skies clear, and you can see the lovely stars.

Mash
He also said that one day, the time would come when I would get to see them for myself. He had no proof, but laughed when he told me.

  1. Yep, sounds just like him.  2. I bet that was what he dreamed would happen.
  Select: Yep, sounds just like him.

  Select: I bet that was what he dreamed would happen.

Mash
...Yes. I am so grateful to be alive right now, at this very moment.

Mash
I was able to see this sky thanks to the help and support of so, so many people.

Mash
...It was a whirlwind of a year. This Order happened on such a terrifying scale. ...Still, it has been a truly incredible experience.

Mash
...What about you, Senpai?

Mash
Come to think of it, you applied to Chaldea on a whim, were accepted, and were hired as a lower-tier Master.

Mash
And... even before you learned what your job really was, you were pulled into this conflict, and somehow persevered through all of it...

Mash
What did the journey of the Grand Order mean to you, Senpai...?

  1. It was, of course...  2. Probably the same as it means to you.
  Select: It was, of course...

  Select: Probably the same as it means to you.

Mash
...!

Mash
Yes! I'm glad you feel that way, too!

Mash
So rest assured, my Master!
I shall follow you to the very end!

Mash
Because our journey will still continue.
And to start, we'll go beyond the horizon ahead!

Mash
Once we've done that, we'll go further and further beyond. That is our–or rather, human nature's–“order.”

Mash
All that worrying and lamenting about the future... It was because we had hope. That's why I'm sure there are many more adventures lying ahead of us.

Mash
Now, let's go, Master.

Mash
Let's go toward that new year you saved for us all... where the unknown awaits us!