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Prelude

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A:Elisabeth
—We've finally made it here, me.
Are you ready for this?

A:Elisabeth
Also, is my makeup on right?

B:Elisabeth
...Of course, me. We'll defeat the witch and take back Castle Csejte!

B:Elisabeth
And of course my makeup's perfect! It's me we're talking about!

A:Elisabeth
Yup! By the way... Why are there two of us?

B:Elisabeth
Well, it doesn't really matter,

B:Elisabeth
If you ask me, by splitting into two, our idol coefficient's gone up several thousand times.

B:Elisabeth
Even my idol frenemy got a bride costume so...

B:Elisabeth
That's right! If there are two of her, there should be two of me!

A:Elisabeth
Exactly! Smart thinking, me! And now, the most important thing, without a doubt, is...

A:Elisabeth
...my new performance...

A:Elisabeth
“Heartbreak★Castle Csejte Heaven and Hell Dual Concert - Sweet Bloody Halloween Special: What The... It's So Sweet!”

A:Elisabeth
...is about to begin!

A:Elisabeth
Ticket sales are projected to completely sell out!
I had to reserve some tickets for Chaldea!

A:Elisabeth
As such, I can't let the schedule get messed up, now, can I?

B:Elisabeth
...Which is why I need to take back the castle, me!

A:Elisabeth
Okay, let's go!
Ready, set, go!

Both
Excuse me!

???
Who's making all that noise? It's the middle of the night! Why can't you be quiet?

???
...Hmm. Why, if it isn't two ugly little girls!

???
Oooh... You little shrimp aren't very fashionable at all. What a sin it is to be like you!

???
And I am disgusted. Disgusted!
You cling to the glories of the past...

???
You're so focused on something that you fail to see the bigger picture!

???
Yet I will accept that my glory must have blinded you.
So sorry!

A:Elisabeth
Huh? Oh, uh, no. But thank you.

???
Humph! Don't get the wrong idea. It's not like I was trying to be considerate or anything when I said that!

???
Now get back to your dank little caves, you scrawny lizards!

???
Because, as you're quite well aware, staying out late is very bad for the skin!

A:Elisabeth
Tch... She gives off such a powerful aura just by standing there...! Her idol coefficient is really high like always!

B:Elisabeth
Jeez! I understand why I would shake in the presence of a powerful enemy, but for now, just concentrate!

A:Elisabeth
I-I know that!
Now get ready, witch!

???
You make me laugh! I've never gotten myself ready for anything! Because—

???
Because my heart is free as a feather!
I have no worries about anything!

A:Elisabeth
Ugh... this self-confidence and boastful attitude...
She reminds me of someone...!

A:Elisabeth
She's like a woman I see every single morning... when I'm checking myself in the mirror...!

???
And, obviously, the word “witch” is inappropriate for me.

???
“Witch” in this region refers not to an embodiment of beauty such as me, but rather to that Halloween girl next to you, right?

B:Elisabeth
This is just a stage outfit based on the concept of a witch! I'm the mistress of this castle!

???
Hahaha!
Hahahahahahaha!

???
You may not look that great, but you've got a real sense of humor! It's tasteless, low-class, and ridiculous!

Both
WHAT DID YOU SAY!?

???
Hahaha. If you're telling me that the job of a castle mistress entails wearing a ridiculous outfit like that, even I can't help but laugh.

???
Actually, I'm tired from laughing so much.
I'm going to bed.

???
I'm the owner of this castle now. Naturally, I am also assuming direct control of these lands as well.

???
Being a ruler is much too difficult for tryhard lizards like the two of you! Now be good little commoners and quietly take your leave!

???
Hahaha! But I don't know if freeloading nobles like you can handle the life of a commoner!

A:Elisabeth
What...!?

B:Elisabeth
What did you say!?

???
Don't scream at me.
It's like listening to surround sound.

A:Elisabeth
Shut up!
You took my Castle Csejte without asking!

A:Elisabeth
You're not even from the right culture anyway!

A:Elisabeth
You don't match Castle Csejte at all!

???
...? Are you so excited that you haven't even bothered to look outside?

???
Hahaha. It's too late.
Behold the snake that foretells the end!

Both
Huh?

Both
Something weird's sticking out!?

???
Oh, you're back! Good evening!
You do know I'm actually really busy?

A:Elisabeth
What is that!?
Why is my castle a pyramid!?

A:Elisabeth
Actually, why is the pyramid upside down!?

B:Elisabeth
The castle's all smooshed! All you did was stack it on top! Talk about cutting corners!

???
Hahaha, you've got me there, little lizards!
But I'll tell you one thing:

???
This is remodeling!

???
Farewell to that nasty, disgusting prison castle!
What this era wants is simplicity!

???
The golden ratio is the basis of beauty in this world! That's right! Just like me! Exactly like me!

B:Elisabeth
No, it looks really out of place. I mean, this is Europe... Besides, how is that “remodeling”!?

???
Avant-garde!
Hakone! Art park! Museum!

???
Anyway, this castle is under my control!
But I understand beauty. I'm not a monster.

???
If you insist on holding a concert, out of respect for the former owners, I will offer you a place.

???
Yes... I know exactly where!
How about that stable?

???
That's rock n' roll style right there! You can jam in the same kind of place that holy man was born in!

???
Hahaha! It's fine, it's fine. No need to thank me with words! Just bow down before me in gratitude!

Both
Hell no!!

???
Humph. So negotiations failed, huh?
...How disappointing.

???
I guess I have no choice then.
Behold my power!

???
...Is what I'd like to say, but fighting directly isn't elegant. It's bad for my skin, too.

???
So I'll leave that to my stand-in.
Fierce, ugly knight of steel, come forth!

Tristan
Tristan the Tragic has arrived.

A:Elisabeth
What...?

Lancelot
As has Lancelot the Sorrowful.

B:Elisabeth
No way...!

???
Now then, I have to get back to my book.
Finish them by the time I'm done, you losers!

???
Of course, if you fail, you're banished. I have no use for men whose only redeeming quality is their beauty.

Tristan
How sad... You're underestimating our power, aren't you?

Lancelot
I agree with Tristan. We'll have this finished before you can read the next sentence.

Lancelot
Now then. It's time for you to go.

A:Elisabeth
H-Hey, time out!

A:Elisabeth
We're here to fight with that nasty woman over there!

???
A truly good mistress has talented retainers.
Heh... I'm so perfect.

???
Oh, I'll give you one last bit of advice.

???
Remember this face, for it is my consolation to you.

???
After all, they say seeing beautiful things makes you more beautiful, right?

B:Elisabeth
Why, you...!
Let's do this, me!

A:Elisabeth
Wah!?

B:Elisabeth
Funyah!?

Tristan
Now go. We weren't told to take your lives.

Lancelot
You cannot beat us, let alone our mistress.

Lancelot
You need to grow at least 10 years older, cute little girls.

B:Elisabeth
Waah! We lost to a couple of literal homewreckers!

A:Elisabeth
W-We'll get you for this!
You COUGAR LOVER!

A:Elisabeth
We'll be back! Real soon!

Lancelot
Hahaha. I look forward to it.
Now let's go, Lord Tristan.

Tristan
...Homewreckers...

Lancelot
(He's genuinely shocked that she called him that!)

B:Elisabeth
(Panting)
W-We made it out okay, somehow, but...

A:Elisabeth
What do we do, me!?
We can't hold our concert at this rate...

B:Elisabeth
I hate to say it, but we can't handle this on our own.

A:Elisabeth
...Uncle Vlad is away on business...

A:Elisabeth
And Tamamo Cat said, “Woof! I'm leaving on a journey for paws unknown!” and quit her job.

A:Elisabeth
By the way, do you think she was lying about why she quit? Were we tricked?

B:Elisabeth
It doesn't matter.
No, I mean, it does matter, but...

A:Elisabeth
Waah! If only my {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet} were here!

B:Elisabeth
No sense in complaining about what we can't have.

B:Elisabeth
Ugh! I'm so pathetic, relying on others and whatnot!

A:Elisabeth
Humph. S-So what, me!?
Do you have any good ideas?

B:Elisabeth
N-No, but...

A:Elisabeth
Then stop complaining!

B:Elisabeth
Wh-What!? You don't have any ideas either, do you?

B:Elisabeth
You're stupid, so just shut up!

A:Elisabeth
Argh!
You're me, so you're stupid too!

B:Elisabeth
I'm a Caster, which makes me one rank higher than you in intelligence!

A:Elisabeth
There is no such stat!

A:Elisabeth
...And you know what? I'm not sure it's a good idea for Caster me to be one rank lower in MP either!

B:Elisabeth
Gah! You know that's a sore spot for me!

A:Elisabeth
What, you wanna fight!?

B:Elisabeth

&$#〓%&∧§’(&(%&))!!!

A:Elisabeth

”)※$〓〓*`%”~’$’%#!!!

A:Elisabeth
Huh?

B:Elisabeth
Huh? What's this light?

A:Elisabeth
Huh? Huh? What!?

Both
((Wait! What happened!?))

Both
...

Both
WHAT IS THIS!?

Section 1: "The Power of Friendship"

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Dr. Roman
Okay, let's start the briefing!

Mash
Doctor, you seem more excited than usual.
Did something good happen?

Dr. Roman
...

Dr. Roman
...Anyway, let's start the briefing!

  1. What's the matter, Roman?
  2. ...That's suspicious...
  Select: What's the matter, Roman?
Dr. Roman
What? Aren't I always like this?
Haha, or maybe it's because I've been staying up late lately.
Mash
Doctor, sorry I haven't been able to help you out even though we're in such a tense situation.

  Select: ...That's suspicious...
Dr. Roman
Oh, what's wrong, Fujimaru?
You're looking at me strange.
Dr. Roman
Hahaha, maybe you're tired? Still, this is all to save the world, so I want you to do your best!

Fou
Fou...

Mash
Now Fou's looking at the doctor suspiciously.

Mash
...Is there something you're hiding from us?

Mash
Actually, why is the staff surrounding us right now?

Dr. Roman
...Well, a minor Singularity has been detected, see...

Dr. Roman
Obviously we can't just leave it there.
I would like you to investigate and correct it.

  1. ...So like what we always do?
  2. Are you hiding something?
  Select: ...So like what we always do?
Mash
Y-Yes. Master and I are all ready to go.
Mash
Now I don't think anything will hinder this mission, but...

  Select: Are you hiding something?
Dr. Roman
...
Dr. Roman
...All right. In any event, please enter the Coffins!
Get ready to Rayshift!
Mash
Doctor!?

Dr. Roman
The briefing's over, so you need to head over there now!

Mash
Wait, Doctor! You still haven't told us where we're Rayshifting to!

Dr. Roman
...Oh, someone dropped some documents here.
This won't do at all.

Dr. Roman
Um, your Rayshift destination...
Um, how do you read this again? Uh... I think it was...

Dr. Roman
Castle Csejte.

Dr. Roman
Yeah that's it! Got it?
Time to head out!

Fou
Fou!?

Mash
Doctor! Did you just mention that one castle name we can never just let slide!?

  1. ...The nightmare returns...
  2. All right, Mash! Dismissed!
  Select: ...The nightmare returns...
Mash
Oh that's right! It's almost Halloween!
Mash
It was supposed to be a cordial gathering, but last year's Death Concert is still haunting us!
Mash
Senpai, it's too dangerous! That music will destroy your psyche if you continuously listen to it!

  Select: All right, Mash! Dismissed!
Mash
Right!
Mash
I have only a bad feeling about this, so I'm going to take a voluntary leave of absence!

Dr. Roman
That's not going to work! All staff, scrum!

Dr. Roman
Once we save the world, I'll personally review your current salary!

Dr. Roman
It's time to show them the muscle you've gained from training with Leonidas!

Mash
Th-That's not fair, Doctor!

Fou
Fouuu!

Dr. Roman
Let's do it! Crouch! Bind! Set!

Dr. Roman
Force them in!

C:Chaldea Staff

Yeah!

Mash
Eep!

  1. Why you...! We'll come and haunt you!
  2. So the Doctor is the final boss!?
  Select: Why you...! We'll come and haunt you!
Dr. Roman
Fine! When you do, I'll welcome you with some pumpkin dishes!

  Select: So the Doctor is the final boss!?
Dr. Roman
Hey! Don't go starting rumors about me!

Dr. Roman
In any event, head out!

Dr. Roman
Go, uh, keep Elisabeth company again this year!

Dr. Roman
...Meaning, just go to her concert, okay? Nothing makes an idol like her sadder than an empty venue! And you shouldn't make idols cry!

Dr. Roman
Here, I'll even give you some of my glow sticks!
Now then, commence forced Rayshift!

Mash
...

  1. We're here...
  2. Now I'm depressed...
  Select: We're here...
Mash
Yes, the Rayshift succeeded.
Looks like Fou is here too.
Fou
Fou...

  Select: Now I'm depressed...
Mash
Yes...
Mash
I didn't think we would come here again...

Mash
...Communications seem fine.
Doctor, the Rayshift succeeded.

Mash
However, we won't let this slide.

Dr. Roman
I kind of hope that you will... Anyway, how are things looking over there?

Mash
It looks like...a graveyard.

Mash
We can get back at the doctor later.
Let's keep moving for now.

Mash
...Huh?

Mash
Sorry, Master.

Mash
If I remember correctly, last year when we came here, there were ghosts all over the forest.

Mash
We're in a graveyard, but I don't see any ghosts.
I wonder what's going on.

Dr. Roman
Hmm. I'm getting a reaction of some kind.
It's very close to you.

Fou
Fou!

Mash
Hmm... Bugs.

Mash
Completely unrelated to Halloween, but a nuisance nonetheless.

Mash
Let's take them out!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Phew. The battle is over. Everything has been annihilated, so it should safe.

Mash
Shall we head into town, Master? Although I'm pretty sure Servants are going to show up and get in our way...

  1. So our reward is box seats at the concert...
  2. This sucks.
  Select: So our reward is box seats at the concert...
Mash
Master, don't be discouraged.
Mash
It'll be fine. I'll be with you!
We are one as Master and Servant!

  Select: This sucks.
Mash
Up until now you were so optimistic about everything!
Mash
It'll be fine. When we get back... Yes, when we get back we'll have Amadeus play us some music!
Mash
We can request some really soothing music to listen to...

Mash
Looks like you're remotivated to continue the mission. Thank goodness...

Mash
Now, let's head towards town!

Fou
Fou...?

Mash
Fou, what's wrong?
...Could it be...

  1. Don't look behind you.
  2. Run!
  Select: Don't look behind you.
Mash
Th-That's right! What you don't see can't hurt you.

  Select: Run!
Mash
W-We're just going to start running!?
Wait, Master! Master!

???
Achoo!

???
...Heh. It looks like my stealth Rayshifting worked. Hehehe... Be afraid! Be very afraid!

???
Achoo!

???
...It's so cold. I didn't know the mountains in the West were this cold... That's a problem... I guess I'm dressed a bit too light...?

Section 2: "Hero Elly Gathers Allies"

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Mash
...That's strange.
The town doesn't feel like Halloween at all.

Mash
...Still, it doesn't seem like it was attacked or anything either.

Mash
And all the house lights are on, but I don't see any townspeople walking around...

  1. Actually, Mash...
  2. The castle...!
  Select: Actually, Mash...
Mash
Yes? ...Hmm? Up in the sky?
Mash
Um... What!?

  Select: The castle...!
Mash
Huh? What is it, Master?
What about the castle?
Mash
Umm...

Mash
Castle Csejte...! What a mess!

Mash
And on top there's a pyramid...and it's upside down!!

Mash
It's just sitting there, Senpai!
Like, boom!

Fou
Fou...!?

Dr. Roman
I checked it out. The pyramid and the castle are from different epochs.

Dr. Roman
The former is obviously older. And the fact that it's crushing the castle like that means...

  1. It's not her?
  2. So no concert!?
  Select: It's not her?
Dr. Roman
Right. I've never heard of her having anything to do with pyramids.

  Select: So no concert!?
Dr. Roman
Fujimaru, you sound way too excited. Anyway, that pyramid must be the source of the Singularity.

Mash
What should we do, Master?
Head up there?

  1. Let's gather intel first.
  2. We should head for a tavern.
  Select: Let's gather intel first.
Mash
Yes, but it might be difficult to ask the townsfolk for information...
Mash
...Hmm? A tavern, you say? ...I see.
Mash
Neither of us can have alcohol, but let's go.

  Select: We should head for a tavern.
Mash
I see...
Mash
People let their guard down when there's alcohol around. They're more likely to talk... even with newcomers like us.
Mash
All right! Let's go!

Mata Hari
Welcome♪

Mash
...Umm.

Mata Hari
My my, such young customers.
Welcome to Mata Hari's tavern!

Mata Hari
Your one-stop shop for bittersweet meetings and farewells!

Mata Hari
Are you seeking traveling companions?

Mash
C-Companions?
No, we're fine.

Mata Hari
Oh, is that so.

Mata Hari
Then perhaps that cute {(M) guy /(F) girl} with you came to find some other kind of companionship?

Mata Hari
I wouldn't mind spending the night with you, you know...

Mash
No, we're fine!
Right, Senpai!? Right!?

  1. R-Right.
 
  Select: R-Right.

Mata Hari
That's too bad.

Mash
Actually, we'd like to ask about that pyramid...

Mata Hari
Oh yes, the pyramid.
It fell from the sky one day. It really was sudden.

Mata Hari
Inside it you'll find a queen and the loyal knights who serve her.

Mata Hari
They banned Halloween.
Can you believe it?

Mash
Banned... Halloween!?

Mata Hari
There was a notice from the queen.

Mata Hari
“If you object to the way I rule, if you're a reckless savage that dreams of getting rich fast, come and challenge this pyramid.”

Mata Hari
...So she has declared.

Mata Hari
And so this town is searching for heroes to do just that–to take on Pyramid Csejte.

Warrior
I'll do it! I'm going to get rich off the pyramid's treasure!

Knight
Leave the defending to me, you guys!

Monk
We need a mage! I'm a priest that only knows how to heal using mundane means!

Thief
Heh, leave any doors and chests to me!

Mash
So many people from so many different lands... I see.
No wonder it's so lively.

???
...

Sign
“Please take me home!”

Mash
...

Mash
...Master?

  1. Act like you don't... notice...
  2. We're going to leave nice and quiet.
  Select: Act like you don't... notice...

  Select: We're going to leave nice and quiet.

???
(Starry eyed)

Mash
Master, it's too late.
She's noticed us. She's positively glowing!

???
{(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}! Hey there! Heeeeeey!

Mash
L-Let's make a run for it, Master!

???
Wait! Hey, waaaaaiiit!

Mash
She's chasing after us!
Also, I think I just saw a familiar face!

Mash
Maybe that was just my imagination!
But we don't have time for that!

???
Waaaaaiiiiit!

Mash
Master! Master!

Mash
It was basic survival instinct that made us flee, but maybe we should at least listen to what she has to say!?

Dr. Roman
Y-Yeah! It's bound to be one of the causes of this Singularity, after all!

  1. Sorry, I just couldn't help it...!
  2. Mash is right, but...!
  Select: Sorry, I just couldn't help it...!
Mash
Last year's Halloween must be a great source of trauma for you, Master...

  Select: Mash is right, but...!
Mash
No, I get it. Our feet just started moving of their own accord!

???
You made me fall over! That hurt!
Don't leave me behiiiiiiind!

Mash
Master... I hear crying... from behind us...

  1. Goodbye, eardrums...
  2. Hello, Halloween...
  Select: Goodbye, eardrums...

  Select: Hello, Halloween...

Mash
Okay... Let's head back.

Fou
Fou! Fou, fou!

???
What do you want? I have a broken heart, you know...
Oh, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}!

???
Oh, come on! So you did hear me!

???
I'm not happy about this at all!

???
You made me so worried!
You should be punished!

Mash
...Is that you, Elisabeth...?

???
Have you forgotten!?

???
It's me, the celebrated diva, praised as a talent that only comes once every thousand years, an unbridled genius!

Elisabeth
Elisabeth the Crimson Hero!

Fou
Fou-bah!?

  1. Where's Lancerbeth and Casteli?
  2. A swimsuit? At this time of year?
  Select: Where's Lancerbeth and Casteli?
Elisabeth
Why the nicknames!?
Elisabeth
...They're not around anymore.
They're alive in my heart.
Elisabeth
To be more specific, we fused together.
Fou
Fou...
Mash
Fou seems to be shocked at how far removed from a Servant she's become.

  Select: A swimsuit? At this time of year?
Mash
That's right. The swimsuit event is over, Elisabeth.
Elisabeth
What? Wait, you had a swimsuit event without me!? Where was my invite!?
Elisabeth
That's not fair! That's not fair at all!
Mash
...Well, let's forget about that for now.
Elisabeth
Let's not!
Elisabeth
I want to know precisely why no one called me!

Mash
I see. So dual Elisabeths were driven out of Castle Csejte by this queen.

Elisabeth
Yeah, exactly.
Now do you understand?

Elisabeth
The LanCas duo couldn't finish what they started.
So now there's something I must do... For their sake.

Mash
In other words, once more–

Elisabeth
That's right!

Elisabeth
That cursed pyramid has destroyed my concert hall!

Elisabeth
I'm going to take it out and overthrow the queen within! That is the mission of the Crimson Hero Elisabeth!

  1. So that's what's going to happen this time...
  2. Crimson Hero...
  Select: So that's what's going to happen this time...
Mash
Yes. I see. That's why there are tons of adventurers in the tavern.

  Select: Crimson Hero...
Fou
Fou.
Mash
Fou's trying to say something, but it's best not to translate it.

???
There she is! Surround her!

Mash
...!

Dr. Roman
Oh? What's going on?
This is...

Mash
Elisabeth, who are these people?

Elisabeth
The queen's lackeys!
Be careful! They're all pretty strong!

Queen's Knight
We are knights in the queen's service.
We fight to purge Halloween.

Queen's Knight
Those who speak of or desire to bring back Halloween shall be exiled or sentenced to hard labor, without exception!

Mash
That's terrible...!

Queen's Knight
And we also received a complaint that this girl over here... is, um... not wearing appropriate attire in public...

Fou
Fou.

Elisabeth
That's not true! I'm quite obviously dressed as a hero! ...Wait, I am, right!?

Queen's Knight
(Ahem)

Queen's Knight
In any event, it's exile or hard labor.
You're going to have to pick one!

Elisabeth
I don't have to be afraid of you any longer!
Come, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}! We're going to fight!

Mash
Wait.

Mash
Can you at least tell us why Halloween was banned?

Queen's Knight
Because, uh... Because the queen ordered it!

Mash
Then we'd like to ask the queen why.

Queen's Knight
The world's most lovely queen will not hold an audience with the likes of you!

Queen's Knight
Sorry, but we're going to restrain you!

Elisabeth
Like hell you are!

Elisabeth
If you're going to stand in the way of my concerts and everything I stand for...

Elisabeth
...I don't care who you are.
I'll use every ounce of my strength to defeat you!

Mash
Looks like there's no way around it.
Let's go, Master!

Mash
By the way... Do you keep seeing someone lurking around here?

--BATTLE--

Queen's Knight
W-We've failed...! Retreat! Retreat!

Mash
We sent them running, but... they were all quite skilled.

Mash
A queen adored by knights of such caliber...
I wonder what she's like.

Dr. Roman
We'll probably need to meet her if we're going to repair the Singularity.

Elisabeth
Now, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}, you're going to help me, right!?

  1. Fujimaru has joined the party!
 
  Select: Fujimaru has joined the party!

Elisabeth
...Th-Thank goodness...

Elisabeth
Thank you... I'm so moved, I want to dance and sing right at this moment.

Mash
Not necessary, let's move!

Elisabeth
Eh!? Fast much!?

Elisabeth
...Whatever. Anyway...!

Elisabeth
The legend of the Crimson Hero Elisabeth is going to start right here! That witch needs to brace herself!

Narration
Crimson Hero Elisabeth's Adventure has begun!

Mash
So why were you in the tavern with that sign?

Elisabeth
Oh, that? All I did was say this to the owner lady:

Elisabeth
“Now then! I'm looking for some strong, radiant companions! Ones who will put me in the spotlight and worship me!”

Elisabeth
“I'll be on vocals. I've never been in a band before. Looking for pros on guitar, bass, and drums.”

Elisabeth
When I did, she smiled and just handed the sign to me! Isn't that mean!?

Mash
I guess it serves you right...

Lancelot
Your Majesty, we have confirmed visitors from Chaldea. It seems they were caught in the Bounded Field that was put up.

Tristan
...

???
Ha! Oh, I am so perfect, I predicted all of this!
I of course have countermeasures in place!

???
With the ultimate gatekeeper on watch, my superiority cannot be challenged... Oh, it's too beautiful...

???
I rule this land appropriately, with tolerance and ruthlessness.

Queen's Knight
I-If I may, Your Majesty... Will Halloween continue to be banned?

???
Dunce! How about going to a salon and cleaning up your dull look first!

???
It's too soon for the common fools to celebrate Halloween!

???
Holding such a lighthearted festival when the world is in such an unstable state? Pure idiocy!

???
Endure with patience, and keep love within your heart! Follow in my footsteps!

Queen's Knight
...But everyone was looking forward to Halloween...
My children, too...

???
Blasphemy! Backtalk is punishable by death! But, for the sake of your children, I shall give you a day off. With remuneration!

???
Lay down your sword and return to your pitiful family at once! That is, if you value your life!

Queen's Knight
Er, Your Majesty?
I, uh, I don't quite follow...

Lancelot
Just go home.
It means you have tomorrow off.

Queen's Knight
...Understood. Then with all due respect, I shall receive your punishment of...paid leave.

Lancelot
Now then, my queen.
What would you have us do?

Lancelot
Shall we take them on now so we don't have to worry about them later?

???
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
You fool!

???
If we did that, it'd be like I was afraid of them for some reason!

???
I'm sending the knights into town.
It'll prevent the citizens from becoming restless.

???
As for you two... Well, there's no need for you to be deployed.

???
I know you're planning on hitting on the local girls the second I send you there. Sorry, but things don't always go your way!

Lancelot
...No, that's not what I...

Tristan
Unbelievable... She sees through our very way of life...

Lancelot
No, Lord Tristan. I really just care about the safety of the town.

Tristan
...I hear there's a girl with a broken heart at one of the taverns. Apparently her man left her after losing his entire fortune on a bet the other day.

Lancelot
Which tavern is that? You mean that cute girl from Ash Tree Tavern on 3rd?

???
Ohoho. Maybe you would like to wait in prison instead of your own rooms?

Lancelot
Excuse us. We will remain on standby, Your Majesty.

Lancelot
Then we shall take our leave.
Please get some rest, my queen.

???
I will, of course.
Now leave immediately!

Tristan
...

Lancelot
Yes, Your Majesty.
...Tristan?

???
...?

Tristan
...

Tristan
... (Snoring)

???
...

Tristan
...How sad. This intense pain is making me sad.

Lancelot
You know, in a way, that was quite impressive...

Section 3: "May King"

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Elisabeth
First things first.
We should get more people!

Mash
Are we not enough on our own...?

Elisabeth
No, that's not it! Mash, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}, I'm always depending on you!

Elisabeth
But we're up against famous knights.
Just the three of us isn't enough!

Elisabeth
Also, I'm a fantasy hero. They always have a wide variety of party members to support them!

Elisabeth
When I was an idol, I had someone on drums and taiko, woodwind, and more, all to back me up!

  1. That's a lot of percussion.
  2. We need more cowbell...
  Select: That's a lot of percussion.
Elisabeth
Yes, we played to the primal beats!
You could really feel it!

  Select: We need more cowbell...
Elisabeth
I know... But I think there's an even more pressing issue at hand...

Mash
Umm... So you'd like a Caster as well?

Elisabeth
Yep, yep! And a cleric type would be good too.
One who can use their cure magic for healing!

Mash
Healing, huh...

Nurse
...Now then, let's begin the treatment.

Nurse
This is to save you. You will have to endure one or two broken bones, and maybe the loss of an arm or two.
Or three.

Nurse
Okay, here I go!

Monk
Hm? Healing? You don't need that yet. We can self-heal through adrenaline and endorphins alone!

Monk
Come now, don't cry. Pull yourself together.
You're a hero, right!?

Serial Killer
Hmm... I don't really know what I'm doing, so I'm going to take you apart. I'll do my best!

Elisabeth
...Let's handle the healing ourselves!

  1. Good idea!
  2. Is there no one else who could do it?
  Select: Good idea!
Mash
Finding the right person for the job is harder than I thought... Is there anyone else who can heal?

  Select: Is there no one else who could do it?
Mash
Others who could... Perhaps Sanson?
Sanson
There, I healed you.
Sanson
To think that I would be healing people, when I used to execute people. Hehe, how ironic...
Sanson
Yes, I have sinned...
Sanson
Oh, Marie... Marie... Will I ever be able to forgive myself?
Mash
He'd be too burdened with guilt to even do his job...

Mash
It's no use. Nobody comes to mind.

Mash
How about we head back to the tavern and ask there?

Elisabeth
Uh, I'm not sure about the tavern...

Mash
...I suppose you're right.
In that case, Doctor...

Dr. Roman
... (Yawn)

  1. Hey!
 
  Select: Hey!

Dr. Roman
Yikes! Talk about an ominous voice!

Dr. Roman
I had a rare occasion to relax, and I couldn't resist...

Dr. Roman
Don't worry, I've confirmed your location.
What's going on?

Mash
We want to find a Servant that can join us, so we'd like you to widen the search range as much as possible.

Dr. Roman
Okay, roger that.
...It's weak, but there's a signature near you.

Mash
What!? Near us!?

Mash
Master, be careful!
Someone might be here to ambush us!

Elisabeth
Huh? What? Is someone here?

Elisabeth
Show yourself!

Mash
...It's quiet. Doctor, are you sure...?

Dr. Roman
Of course I am! I'm doing my job! I really am!

Dr. Roman
But if it's that close and you can't tell, then that means—

Mash
An Assassin, I imagine.

Dr. Roman
They haven't moved at all, so I'm guessing they don't mean you any harm.

Elisabeth
Aaaaaahhh!!

Mash
Master, that scream...!

G:Elisabeth
Who set this trap here!?
M-My leg's stuck and I can't move...!

G:Elisabeth
Something weird's coming!
I can't move! Save me, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}!

  1. Let's go save her!
 
  Select: Let's go save her!

Mash
Yes!

Mash
Elisabeth!

G:Elisabeth
{(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}! My leg! It's stuck! I can't move!

G:Elisabeth
Save meeeee!

Mash
It's okay! We're coming! Master, give me your orders!

G:Elisabeth
Save me before you do that!

  1. Sorry, in a second!
 
  Select: Sorry, in a second!

--BATTLE--

Mash
The battle is over.

Dr. Roman
Good work. I'm not seeing any more enemies in the surrounding area.

Dr. Roman
Except for the KO'd demi-dragon in front of you, I mean.

Mash
Okay, Doctor.
So...

F:Elisabeth
...

Mash
The constant flailing must've made all her blood rush to her head and knocked her out. I suppose we should get her down.

Elisabeth
That was mean! You just left me there!

Mash
Sorry, we had to prioritize the situation...

Elisabeth
In any event, there isn't anyone here!
I'll turn you into a pincushion for lying to me!

Dr. Roman
That's strange. Looks like they just won't come out.

Dr. Roman
It's almost like they're saying, “I want nothing to do with this zero who's mistaken herself for a hero! I'm going to stay in my room!”

Mash
We'll just have to bring them out somehow...

  1. Oh...
 
  Select: Oh...

Fou
Fou!?

Mash
Master, you look like you just saw the world ending or something!

Dr. Roman
Your spiritual essence is also wavering!
Are you okay, Fujimaru!?

Elisabeth
Wh-What's wrong, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}?
You don't look so well.

Elisabeth
Do you want to hear a song?
Will you feel better if you hear me sing?

Mash
Elisabeth, that's—

  1. I...just might.
 
  Select: I...just might.

Both
WH...

Both
WHAT DID YOU SAY!?

Dr. Roman
That... That can't be! Fujimaru, this is all my fault!

Dr. Roman
You must've been carrying around a heavy mental burden all this time!

Dr. Roman
I'll Rayshift you back, and we can try this Singularity again later...

Mash
Master, pull yourself together!
Um, well... You can do it! You can do it!

Fou
Fou, fou, fou!

Elisabeth
{(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}... You've finally become captivated by my songs...!

Elisabeth
Very well. This will double as my daily voice training.
I'll sing my heart out for you!

Elisabeth
Consider yourself lucky.

Elisabeth
You're going to be the first ones who get to hear my songs after becoming a hero.

Dr. Roman
I wonder if a flock of wyverns will randomly come to attack!?

Dr. Roman
If not, Roman soldiers will suffice.
Honestly, anything's fine... Whoops! Guess not!

Mash
It's...too late...!

D:???

Hold it riiiight there!

Mash
Oh.

Fou
Fou.

  1. Thank goodness...!
 
  Select: Thank goodness...!

Elisabeth
Huh? Uh... It's the green... You know...

Mash
Robin Hood!

Elisabeth
Yeah, that's it!

Robin Hood
D-Dammit! I accidentally released my No Face May King!

Robin Hood
Fujimaru... You're reckless.

Elisabeth
Huh? Huh? Wait, what's going on?

Mash
...!

Mash
Master risked it all to bring the hidden Servant out...!

Elisabeth
...I don't really get it, but this is all thanks to my song, right?

Elisabeth
I'm just glad I was able to help {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}.

  1. Yeah...
 
  Select: Yeah...

Fou
Fou...

Robin Hood
If it's going to weigh on your conscience later, then don't bother doing it at all...

Elisabeth
...Oh!

Mash
Elisabeth?

Elisabeth
I get it! That trap that got me a moment ago!

Elisabeth
That was your doing, wasn't it!?

Robin Hood
What a pain. You have surprisingly good intuition.
Yeah, yeah, sorry about that.

Robin Hood
The outskirts of town have been dangerous lately.
Pests and werebeasts have been lurking about.

Robin Hood
Probably because it's almost Halloween.
The monsters are getting all excited, too.

Robin Hood
As a guy who roosts around these parts, I can't sleep at night without setting up some traps. I get all anxious.

Elisabeth
Are you sure that's the werebeasts' fault? Is it not just that you need traps around to feel at ease?

Robin Hood
The latter, of course. A free safe haven doesn't feel right. Safety is maintained through hard work and money.

  1. You're pretty cautious.
  2. Werebeasts...
  Select: You're pretty cautious.
Robin Hood
Yep, I'm a cautious guy.
Only the humble survive in the forest.
Robin Hood
I'm naturally a coward. I'm scared to see my enemy's face straight on.
Elisabeth
Is that why you take them down from the shadows?
You're actually an Assassin, aren't you?

  Select: Werebeasts...
Robin Hood
Yeah, beasts typically don't go near human territory. They're careful, after all.
Robin Hood
But they've gotten so close.
We're in a perilous situation here.

Mash
It does seem that it is unusually dangerous here.
I bet that pyramid is the main culprit.

Elisabeth
That's right, Mash! Nicely done!

Elisabeth
That pyramid is the cause of everything!
I'm sure something can be done if we travel there!

Robin Hood
You think so?

Robin Hood
To be honest, the werebeasts started showing up way before the pyramid—

Robin Hood
Hey, looks like someone else got caught in the trap.

Robin Hood
If you're going to take on the pyramid, I don't mind lending a hand. That queen's brazen attitude is just too much for me.

Robin Hood
I was just thinking that she could use a little punishment.

Mash
Thank you very much!
Elisabeth, we got ourselves a scout!

Elisabeth
Scout? You mean someone who looks for potential idols!?

Elisabeth
...But I don't feel like joining an agency yet...

Elisabeth
What should I do...?

Robin Hood
Considering you're a ruler, I really think you should stop daydreaming like that, you know?

Elisabeth
Sh-Shut up. Anyway, let's take out those werebeasts!

Elisabeth
{(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}, Mash, Robin... Follow me!

Elisabeth
I can't have dirty werebeasts attacking my town!

Robin Hood
...

Mash
Robin, what's wrong?

Robin Hood
Oh, nothing. Just thinking about how the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, so to speak...

Robin Hood
That dragon girl has no other plan but to rush in.
We'll just have to support her, won't we?

Elisabeth
There you are! Hahaha. Something really did get caught!

Elisabeth
You look stupid hanging upside down like that!

Fou
Fou!

Mash
Elisabeth! You should think about what happened to you a few minutes ago!

Elisabeth
I decided to stay positive, and keep anything that happened in the past locked away in my heart!

Robin Hood
Well how about you examine some of those things tucked away in your heart, huh?

Elisabeth
Yeah, I couldn't forget them even if I wanted to!

Elisabeth
Anyway, Green! You're joining us once we take them out!

Robin Hood
Sure. Once we get rid of all of them, there's no reason for me to stay in this forest anyway.

Robin Hood
This is totally going to be a pain, but I guess I have to.
I'll join you on your Death Tour!

Elisabeth
It's not a “Death Tour”!
It's a curing, shiny concert tour!

--BATTLE--

Elisabeth
Alright, the scout will now scout for us!
You're going to keep your promise, right?

Robin Hood
Fine. So what do we do? Barge into the pyramid now?

Elisabeth
No, I want one more person, I think.

  1. A four-person party is pretty standard.
  2. A mage!
  Select: A four-person party is pretty standard.
Mash
I-Is it? I thought it was six...
Elisabeth
Anyway, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}, I want a mage!

  Select: A mage!
Elisabeth
That's right, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}!

Robin Hood
Huh. You're going to go scout a mage, huh...
Well, that's fine.

Robin Hood
I do know someone, but... um...

Mash
Is there a problem?

Mash
Is it because they have gone insane, or that they build miniature gardens, or that they're fighting between AC and DC, or that they summon a flying saucer...?

Robin Hood
...Well, those would be problems, yeah...
It's just, she's a lot like someone we know.

Dr. Roman
A lot like who?

Robin Hood
(Points silently)

Elisabeth
Me?

???
(Gasp!)
I just had a feeling of impending disaster!

???
But he who runs in the face of the enemy does not deserve the mantle of “pharaoh.”

???
No matter what disaster it may be, I shall humbly fight it off!

Section 4: "PHAAARAAAOHHH"

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Elisabeth
...Hey, are we there yet?

Robin Hood
Sure, just wait a little longer.

Mash
Robin, Robin.

Mash
Um... Who is this mage you're talking about, and how is she like Elisabeth?

Robin Hood
They're practically one and the same.
She's just a bit more intelligent.

Robin Hood
She's a bright one, but she's narrow-minded. Arrogant. Bossy. Fairly serious, but with a low boiling point.

Robin Hood
She jumps to conclusions and goes out of control, leading to disastrous consequences. It's all very painful to watch.

Mash
Oh...

Fou
Foou...

Elisabeth
What? That's not like me at all.

Both
It's just like you.

Elisabeth
(Gulp)

Robin Hood
She's a pharaoh, and a queen, as well as a self-proclaimed god of the sky and the underworld.

Elisabeth
What? Don't you think that's too much description?
Only idols of little talent have that many traits.

Mash
Noblewoman, vampire, serial killer, bat wings, dragon horns, idol, dragon girl. Isn't that too much too?

Elisabeth
Wait, how come all my traits sound negative!?

Dr. Roman
Hey, hold it. I'm detecting a powerful response...

C:???
Who's intruding in my territory this late without an appointment? Begone, impudent ones!

Fou
Fooou!

Mash
S-So sudden!

Elisabeth
Waaaaah!

Robin Hood
Calm down! It's an illusion.
An illusion!

Robin Hood
Hey there, Your Majesty.

C:???
May King, you must be mad to bring them here.

C:???
We made a pact to protect one another's territory.

Robin Hood
Firstly, stop calling me that. It's embarrassing.

Robin Hood
And secondly, what's your deal? Bringing out a scary illusion to intimidate us and whatnot?

C:???
Well, what did you expect?

C:???
I don't know about you and the shield girl, but that woman there has a nasty aura.

Elisabeth
Eh? Me?

C:???
Indeed. Tell me your name, impudent one.

C:???
You're... I don't know...um, like... The fact that I feel a subtle kinship with you is ticking me off!

C:???
This may sound sudden, but I hereby declare you my eternal rival! Got it!?

Elisabeth
Fine by me!

Elisabeth
For some reason, when I'm talking to you, my head starts to hurt and it's ticking me off!

C:???
I see. So it looks like our opinions align.

Elisabeth
Right. That's good.

C:???
...

Elisabeth
...

Both
TELL ME YOUR NAME!

Mash
When these two start talking, I get the feeling it will never end, Master!

  1. Introduce yourselves! Both of you!
  2. My name is !
  Select: Introduce yourselves! Both of you!
C:???
Huh? Oh, r-right.

  Select: My name is !
Elisabeth
Huh? Name?
Oh, right. Name. Yes, name.

Nitocris
My name is Nitocris.
I am a pharaoh from a distant land.

Nitocris
The god of the underworld, and the incarnation of the sky god Horus.

Nitocris
And now, I study magecraft while I frolic with my phantoms in a deep cave.

Elisabeth
My name is Elisabeth Báthory.
As you can see, I'm an idol.

Elisabeth
My specialty is idol pop, I suppose. An since I have draconic blood, naturally I also have a breath attack!

Elisabeth
And I'm also a distinguished noble. And these wings and horns? Cute, aren't they? Anything else?

Nitocris
I see. Now we understand each other well.

Elisabeth
That's right. I think so too.

Both

We'll never get along!!

Robin Hood
No, I think you two are getting along just fine.

Nitocris
How!? She's a typical spoiled Western noble girl!

Nitocris
She's the type of woman I hate the most in this world! She needs to suffer more!

Elisabeth
Th-That's my line! I hate that “Oh, look at me, I'm a queen” attitude! It makes me want to throw up! Especially since you're an old hag!

Mash
(Master, is she talking about Carmilla?)

  1. Probably...
  2. They're denying each other, so yeah...
  Select: Probably...
Mash
(It's very sad, isn't it...?)

  Select: They're denying each other, so yeah...
Robin Hood
She's lived a complicated life, too, huh?

Elisabeth
I can't take this anymore! It's time to duel!
I'll smash your face in with my holy sword!

Nitocris
Fine! I'll teach you and your 80s style who's really the boss!

Nitocris
That armor is just old! I can't say exactly what's old about it, but it's very old!

Elisabeth
What? You don't even know that retro style is the new trend!? What a dummy!

Nitocris
The only thing retro we need around here is Egypt!
You moron!

Elisabeth

RAAARRGGH!

Nitocris

HISSSSSS!

Mash
Master, I don't understand what's going on.
Fou's cries are easier to follow!

Fou
Fou...

Elisabeth
What are you doing? Let's go, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}! Crimson Hero Elisabeth is going to take down the evil mage!

Elisabeth
Follow meeeeee!

Mash
Hey! Please don't take Master away!

Robin Hood
Argh! Damn it! We've got no choice but to follow them!

Nitocris
First, let's have you fight my pretty, pretty phantoms!

Elisabeth
Bring it on! Come on, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}!

  1. I got it, so let go of my hand!
 
  Select: I got it, so let go of my hand!

--BATTLE--

Elisabeth
We're through! Let's keep going!

Elisabeth
My throat's all warmed up now!

Nitocris
Tch, I can hear those evil sound waves all the way here.

Nitocris
It's like the wails of the dead from the underworld! Honestly, it's a genre I like!

Nitocris
Idol pop... I guess I can't take it lightly!

Elisabeth
What do you mean by wails of the dead!?

Elisabeth
The motto of idol pop is “Cute, Cuter, Cutest,” you know!

Nitocris
But I'm not done yet!
...Sphinx! Come on out!

  1. What!?
 
  Select: What!?

Nitocris
Heheh. It costs a lot to rent, but this sphinx is the true guardian of my cavern.

Nitocris
Pharaoh Ozymandias may not look it, but he runs a very honest business...

Nitocris
“Oh, you want to borrow my army of holy beasts?
Then the rental fee is three scarabs a week.”

Nitocris
“If you want a Marika Sphinx, add in 10 chains. Also, make sure its stomach is full when you bring it back.”

Nitocris
He gave me those very reasonable terms!
Now, get them!

Elisabeth
Tch! Even I can tell... That thing is really powerful!

Elisabeth
But don't worry, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}.
I will win. You know why?

  1. Not a clue...
  2. Because you're strong?
  Select: Not a clue...
Elisabeth
Heheh, so even my little {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet} doesn't know?
Then I'll tell you.

  Select: Because you're strong?
Elisabeth
Close. But might doesn't always make right.

Elisabeth
It's because I'm a hero. In other words, the good guy always wins!

Elisabeth
Now do you get it, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}?

Nitocris
...That's strange. My pharaoh-vision shows your original alignment as Chaotic-Evil...

Elisabeth
Sh-Sh-Shut up! Bring it, you hag!

--BATTLE--

Elisabeth
...That was surprisingly easy!

Nitocris
Th-That's strange! There's no way my guardian sphinx is this weak!

  1. Maybe it's not in its natural habitat?
  2. It seemed tired.
  Select: Maybe it's not in its natural habitat?
Nitocris
That's it! How foolish! I should've brought a heater!

  Select: It seemed tired.
Nitocris
(GASP!) It must have been tired from its long journey from Egypt...!
Nitocris
And it probably couldn't adapt to the environment either! How foolish of me!

Elisabeth
Now we finally meet!

Nitocris
So you made it through all my challenges, and now here you are at last.

Nitocris
I shall praise you for that!
But this is the end of the line!

Nitocris
Why? Because I'm splendidly strong! I've been cooped up in my room perfecting my magecraft!

Elisabeth
...Unbelievable. She's bragging about being a shut-in!

Elisabeth
Wait, are you okay?
I really hate dark and cramped places.

Nitocris
Me too! But this is the underworld right now! If I want to enhance my dark pharaoh power, this is the only place!

Nitocris
To be honest, the Western underworld is just too damaging.

Nitocris
The Egyptian underworld is vast, comfortable, and dry... Why do you people view death as a negative thing?

Nitocris
Rather, why do you have to punish souls who have already lost their bodies? Does your god actually hate humans?

Elisabeth
...Listen to you. You're pretty cynical. You look pretty sporty, but you're actually just another bookworm.

Nitocris
Book...worm? No, I study curses, see...

Nitocris
I wrote messages as a pharaoh, but most of what I wrote were spells and curses...

Elisabeth
So you're a bass player!

Elisabeth
The person that works hard to set the tone of the band from behind the scenes and carve an oppressive sound into the audience!

Elisabeth
But the sound is usually hidden under the melody of the guitar. The guitar plays the melody, the bass lays down the rhythm...

Elisabeth
Oh, it's so sad! The bassist is lonely,
but their job is the most rock n' roll of them all!
That's what I think!

Elisabeth
You must've endured a lot, despite your demeanor!

Nitocris
I don't really know what you mean by bassist, but I appreciate your noticing that!

Nitocris
And I can see you struggle a lot, too! Just look at how hard the people around you struggle!

Elisabeth
Yes, of course!
Wait... Was that a compliment?

  1. Of course.
  2. That's Nitocris for you... She's just a little off...
  Select: Of course.
Elisabeth
Right!? Zebra stripes says some good things, despite being our enemy!

  Select: That's Nitocris for you... She's just a little off...
Dr. Roman
Yeah. She has the insight to understand a situation in a single moment, but her conclusions always seem to miss the mark...

Elisabeth
I accept it. That woman is a tough foe! That's why I won't use any tricks. I'll fight her head-on!

Nitocris
Haha, bring it on.
If it weren't for this situation, I'm sure we'd—

Elisabeth
Yes, I'm sure we could've been friends...!
But that future will never happen.

Nitocris
It's sad to say it, but you're right.
Now let's fight...!

  1. Are you sure you guys aren't actually getting along...?
 
  Select: Are you sure you guys aren't actually getting along...?

Both
100% SURE!

--BATTLE--

Nitocris
Heh... Not bad... I've run out of my hardworking phantoms...

Elisabeth
You're not so bad yourself. Those were some amazing moves... Also, those phantoms are cute.

Elisabeth
Especially the ones with the sheets on their heads.
The ones that go in circles.

Elisabeth
I feel like they could give me some useful ideas for my concert!

Nitocris
So you noticed my Medjeds... I guess you're not just a harmful beast after all.

Nitocris
Your songs really were wonderful...
The phantoms were all applauding...

Nitocris
And so was I... It felt so good that I was inspired spiritually.

  1. Huh?
  2. Huh?
  Select: Huh?

  Select: Huh?

Nitocris
It's true that the pyramid has been in the back of my mind. As pharaoh, I figured I needed to “say hello”...

Nitocris
But I didn't think it was right to take them on alone, so I stayed here in my little abode.

Nitocris
...Very well, Crimson Hero Elisabeth.
I will help you with your concert.

Elisabeth
Thank you. I have a feeling we will become good friends.

Mash
(Panting) We've finally caught up... Huh?

Robin Hood
A-A handshake?
Not a fight?

Mash
Um... Master?
What happened?

  1. I knew they'd be friends.
 
  Select: I knew they'd be friends.

Robin Hood
...But if two troublemakers become friends, that just means an exponential increase in problems for us...

Both
WHAT DID YOU SAY!?

Fou
Fou...

Elisabeth
Anyway, let's get going!
Our goal is to reach Pyramid Csejte!

Elisabeth
Our next stop takes us through the Glacier Zone!

Mash
Glaciers!?

Elisabeth
...Now that I think about it, yes, it's weird to have something like that on the way to a castle...

Dr. Roman
I think it's a staple for these type of adventures.

Dr. Roman
...Hm? I'm seeing one, two, three, four... five Servant responses...

Dr. Roman
There's one too many of you!

Ibaraki-Douji
...Humph. There's an un-candy lack of candy around here... And no, that wasn't meant to be a joke.

Ibaraki-Douji
What's going on, Fujimaru?
You didn't lie to me, did you!?

Ibaraki-Douji
I thought Halloween was supposed to be this wonderful festival where you can eat all the candy you want!

  1. What are you doing here?
  2. How long have you been here?
  Select: What are you doing here?
Ibaraki-Douji
Idiot! I've been here the whole time!
You just failed to notice me!

  Select: How long have you been here?
Ibaraki-Douji
Fwahahaha! I Rayshifted here with you!

Mash
So I wasn't seeing things...!
Thank goodness!

Elisabeth
Huh? Who are you?
I don't want a Jester joining my party!

Ibaraki-Douji
Who are you calling a Jester!?
I'm not some drunk Kyoto commoner!

Mash
Looks like the next episode will still be chaotic!

F:???
...Humph.

F:???
Hahahaha! What a boring book this is!
Though it is killing time, I guess...

F:???
You there! The sleeping pig!

Tristan
Yes ma'am. Sleeping pig Tristan, at your service.

F:???
I don't like that music. Play something else.

Tristan
Then what about this?

F:???
Stop it, you're driving me crazy!
I can't read my book in peace!

Tristan
I thought a more upbeat tune would be better...

F:???
There are limits to how far you can go! Limits!

F:???
And night has fallen. Loud noises are unrefined.

F:???
And actually, how did you play that sound with a harp?

Lancelot
Excuse me, my queen.

F:???
What do you want? I'm going to bed. If you have something to report, tell me tomorrow—

Lancelot
Pharaoh-You-Know-Who has joined the party from Chaldea.

F:???
WH...

F:???

WHAT DID YOU SAY!?

F:???
The pharaoh aligned herself with that stupid, foolish girl who lacks even a shred of intelligence!?

Tristan
How sad! Our queen's face is twisted in sorrow...

Tristan
...but even then it is still radiantly beautiful...

F:???
With her involved, they will even break through the Lava Zone, not to mention the Glacier Zone...

Lancelot
What shall we do, my queen?

F:???
It seems an idiot can exceed one's expectations.

F:???
This is difficult... Humph...

Tristan
The worried look on Your Majesty's face is beautiful too—

F:???
I'm trying to think, and there you are getting in the way. Go jump out a window.

Tristan
Oh... I can fly...!

Lancelot
He really jumped...!

Lancelot
He's using sound waves to fly...

F:???
Of course he can fly! Haven't you heard of the Tristan thrush? Anyway, Sir Lances-A-Lot-Of-Married-Women...

Lancelot
Yes, Your Majesty...
I mean, what!?

F:???
I'm deploying those girls to the Lava Zone.
Hold them back no matter the cost.

Lancelot
Wh-What...? But those girls are far too dangerous.

Lancelot
They might get out of control.
No, I mean they will! I'm sure of it!

F:???
Hahahaha! It'll be fine! Why?
Because it's me doing it!

Lancelot
(That worries me...)

Section 5: "It's Frozen, So Let It Go"

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Ibaraki-Douji
There's no need to introduce myself!
That's right, it's me, Ibaraki!

  1. You were in the corner hiding.
  2. I didn't notice you.
  Select: You were in the corner hiding.
Ibaraki-Douji
If you noticed me there, you should've said something! Or are you teasing me!?

  Select: I didn't notice you.
Mash
Sorry. I thought you were some child trying to stalk us for some sweets!
Ibaraki-Douji
Y-You...
Y-Y-You...!
Ibaraki-Douji
You thought I would hang around just for some sweets!? They were good, yes, but still...!

Ibaraki-Douji
Argh! You're all a bunch of imbeciles!
Don't you know who I am!?

Ibaraki-Douji
I'm the leader of the oni, as well as a skilled thief notorious in the capital!

Ibaraki-Douji
I am Ibaraki-Douji, a thief so great that I was able to build the great Ibuki Shuten Palace on Mt. Ooe!

Dr. Roman
A thief... Right, I suppose that's accurate... There are records of you stealing treasures from the nobility...

Ibaraki-Douji
Hahahaha, that's right!

Ibaraki-Douji
“Princess Kaguya” is such a joke! If I had been around in that period, those five treasures would've easily been mine!

Ibaraki-Douji
So, do you fear me now!? Do you respect me!?
Will you praise me!? Will you give me some sweets!?

Ibaraki-Douji
I am an evil monster, an oni...
Ah-choo!

Ibaraki-Douji
Sniff... It's cold... I hate being cold...
Mother always told me to wear a belly warmer...

Ibaraki-Douji
...Um, wait.
Uh, where was I in my story?

  1. I think we've heard enough.
 
  Select: I think we've heard enough.

Ibaraki-Douji
Enough, eh? I see, I see. Then you're quick to understand. That's not a bad thing.

Ibaraki-Douji
But Mash. You look as cold as me. Aren't you uncomfortable? Do you not have a belly warmer?

Mash
No, I'm fine...
But it's true that the temperature is low in this area.

Mash
Senpai, as long as you're in your Chaldea uniform, you should be fine. It's resistant to both the cold and the heat.

Mash
What about you, Elisabeth? Um, since you're exposing yourself more than usual...

Elisabeth
...I'm cold...

  1. Well, I mean, your outfit...
 
  Select: Well, I mean, your outfit...

Elisabeth
I-I'm a hero, so it shouldn't be a problem!
Heroes don't catch colds!

Mash
I don't think she's okay...
Let's get through here as quick as we can.

Nitocris
Y-Yes, good idea...

Nitocris
From a pharaoh point of view, I think it's best we just run right through.

Nitocris
My garments don't cover much either!

Robin Hood
Got it. Then let's go for a little run!

Elisabeth
Waaah, it's cold!

Nitocris
My lovely phantoms normally cool me down, but in this weather, they're kind of annoying!

Robin Hood
Yeah... Even I'm cold. And I'm one of the more properly dressed ones.

Mash
By the way, Ibaraki!
Why did you come here!?

Ibaraki-Douji
(Talking with mouth full of something)
Oh, no special reason. I just felt like it.

Mash
...Oh. You just felt like it...

Mash
And it's not for extremely selfish reasons, correct?

  1. Trick?
  2. Treat?
  Select: Trick?

  Select: Treat?

Ibaraki-Douji
I don't understand. Is that a password?
But that tart thing was delicious.

Ibaraki-Douji
And this “candy” stuff is exceptional as well!
But it's so sweet, I'm afraid my fangs will melt!

Ibaraki-Douji
...Sheesh. Back in the day, a single piece of konpeitou was enough to make me swing between joy and sorrow...

Ibaraki-Douji
I wish Mother were here, because then I could give her some... But anyway, mmm, I'm very curious about those pound cake things too...

Mash
You've developed quite the sweet tooth...

Mash
No wonder Shuten treats you like a child...

Ibaraki-Douji
What are you talking about?
This is not my intention!

Ibaraki-Douji
Humans are the ones who offer me sweets to save their lives!

Ibaraki-Douji
Meat is a better choice than sweets when you get hungry. Then again, after becoming a Servant, I am never hungry!

Ibaraki-Douji
So I'll let them live in exchange for this unsubstantial offering of sweets, but just this once. Welp, I feel like I'm going to melt!

Dr. Roman
I see. Intentions aside, your true feelings are totally showing.

Ibaraki-Douji
But once you step out of town, what the heck is going on!? Treat! Treat! Treeeaaat!

Ibaraki-Douji
I keep yelling the password, but no one shows up!
Ah! Oh no! I'm getting sugar withdrawal symptoms...!

Ibaraki-Douji
I need something to munch on! Something sugary! Something tough!

Ibaraki-Douji
But if you don't have anything like that, one of those Evil Bones you always have stocked up will do!

  1. Oh hell no! Anything but an Evil Bone!
 
  Select: Oh hell no! Anything but an Evil Bone!

Ibaraki-Douji
Then candy! Marshmallows would be fine, too!

Ibaraki-Douji
Come to think of it, running around in the cold is making me crave something with calories in it!

  1. What about Mash!?
  2. I don't have any more!
  Select: What about Mash!?
Mash
S-Senpai!?
Ibaraki-Douji
Mmm, she looks soft but not sweet!
Rejected!

  Select: I don't have any more!
Dr. Roman
Hahaha. That's because we used a lot on Caster Elisabeth.
Ibaraki-Douji
What...did you just say!?

Ibaraki-Douji

So... no more sweets? All gone?

Ibaraki-Douji
But I still haven't had my favorite–this thing you call “chocolate”!

Mash
That's the way the cookie crumbles...

Ibaraki-Douji
Grrr, grrr, hahahaha!
...I'm going home...

Ibaraki-Douji
I'm going back to the mountain!

Mash
P-Please, wait, Ibaraki! I'll give you sweets when we get back to Chaldea!

Mash
Our meeting up here must be fate.
Please, won't you help us?

Ibaraki-Douji
Bwahahaha!

Ibaraki-Douji
Nonsense. A human seeking help from an oni is the height of absurdity!

Mash
You're right, but...

Robin Hood
... (Rustle, rustle)

Ibaraki-Douji
In the first place, I only came here for fun. I am what you could call a visitor from out of town, and yet you ask for my help to–Mmmpph!

Mash
Hmm?

Ibaraki-Douji

Ohhh... Ooooooohhh!

Fou
Fou!

Robin Hood
Whoops, silly me, throwing chocolate around like that!
I was saving that for the kids in town...

Robin Hood
Although I suppose this works in a Japanese sense. Don't people there yell “Oni out, luck in!” while throwing food?

Ibaraki-Douji

This is... choco... chocolate...!
It's sweet as hell... and sweet as hell to boot!

Dr. Roman
This oni here isn't good at expressing herself.

Ibaraki-Douji
But it won't work. Just a measly piece of chocolate won't work on me at all! It won't work...!

Nitocris
She's gritting her teeth through a torrent of tears...
Her lament is making me choke up...

Ibaraki-Douji
Yaaa! What's wrong, good man in green!? Aren't you going to attack me more!? Come on, come on!

Ibaraki-Douji
Like the time at Rashomon!
Just like at Rashomon!

Robin Hood
Well, I wish I could give you more, but...

Robin Hood
Uh-oh, something's coming.
This is no time to be throwing chocolate around.

Ibaraki-Douji

Hahahahaha, this infuriates me even more! Scum!
Get out of here. I'll rip you from limb to limb!

Mash
M-Moving to battle formation!
Whenever you're ready, Master!

--BATTLE--

Ibaraki-Douji
Green man! Green good tidings, green pilgrim, green hermit, green geezer!

Ibaraki-Douji
As you can see, the pests are gone! So come on!
Pretend it's Setsubun and throw me some sweets!

Robin Hood
All right, all right. I suppose you deserve it. But call me a geezer again and you can kiss chocolate goodbye.

Ibaraki-Douji
Mmm. Understood. I'm clever in that area.
But... Mmm. Mmm-mmm-mmm.

Ibaraki-Douji
We got rid of those enemies as quickly as the chocolates melting in my mouth.

Ibaraki-Douji
Even this delicious chocolate isn't enough to keep me here. This place isn't worthy anymore! You heard me!

Ibaraki-Douji
Farewell! Farewell!

Robin Hood
Oh really? I was going to say... If you can defeat the queen living in that pyramid, you'll have all the sweets you can eat. Too bad.

Ibaraki-Douji
I knew that pyramid was trouble.
When do we leave?

  1. Ibaraki...
 
  Select: Ibaraki...

Dr. Roman
Hmm. She's an unexpected addition to our party, but Ibaraki-Douji's strength is the real deal. Besides...

Mash
Besides what, Doctor?

Dr. Roman
I think it's a good thing she's showing an interest in human culture.

Dr. Roman
Even if her underlying aggression towards humans can't be changed, having a favorite food in common with us is a positive thing.

Mash
Yes, certainly. I think that leads to mutual understanding.

Dr. Roman
Yeah. So, Fujimaru, I know it'll be tough, but please look after her.

  1. Sure, I'll do my best!
  2. She's perfectly tame now.
  Select: Sure, I'll do my best!

  Select: She's perfectly tame now.

Ibaraki-Douji
So where do we go from here?

Elisabeth
Next is... the Lava Zone!
...But why is there lava...?

Mash
L-Let's just go. We won't know until we see it for ourselves...!

All

IT'S SO HOT!

Section 6: "Mother's Love and Lover's Passion Are as Barren as a Lava Plain"

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Elisabeth
It's hot!
So hooooooot!

Elisabeth
Yow! Magma!
Magma splashed on me! Hot!

Mash
A-Are you okay!?

Elisabeth

Maaaaash!

Mash
Behind my shield!?
U-Understood!

Mash
You too, Master! It's dangerous here, so please hide behind my shield!

Nitocris
S-Sorry, but me too, please!
With my thighs exposed like this...!

Mash
W-We're like sardines in a can!

  1. Robin, you too! Over here!
  2. Baki, you too! Over here!
  Select: Robin, you too! Over here!
Robin Hood
Thanks for the offer. Your consideration is all I need.
I've got this hood to protect me, so I'll make it through.
Robin Hood
When you're on an adventurous journey, countermeasures against heat are a must. Though I have to say lava was unexpected.

  Select: Baki, you too! Over here!
Ibaraki-Douji
Hahaha, unnecessary! It'll take more than this kind of heat to injure an oni's skin!
Ibaraki-Douji
I'm fine here. Use the space to protect your weak bodies instead.

Elisabeth
Argh, this... Move over a little, Nitocris!

Nitocris
No way! If my body pokes out any more, my thigh will... My thigh will...!

Both

It's so hoooooooot!

Robin Hood
This is bad. Hey, we've got some enemies.

Elisabeth
Enemies? There are enemies here...?

Elisabeth
What's that queen thinking!? Here! In the Lava Zone! Why!? Why would she put enemies here!?

Elisabeth
This is the only path that leads to the pyramid!
Why is there lava here anyway!?

Elisabeth
Do they use this path themselves to get to town!?
Are they stupid? Are they morons!?

Dr. Roman
...It seems the excessive stress has... temporarily enhanced her intelligence...

Mash
I understand your frustration, but now's not the time! Get ready to fight!

Elisabeth
I'll kill whoever thought of this map!

--BATTLE--

Elisabeth
(Panting) I-I did it... I sure did it...

Mash
N-Now then, let's keep moving!

  1. ...
 
  Select: ...

Mash
What's wrong, Master?
You're not looking too well...

Nitocris
Not too well? More like you look ghastly.
Though honestly, it's my type of color.

Robin Hood
You may be ill. Maybe your body's out of whack coming from the freezing cold into the scorching heat.

  1. No... I'm getting chills for no reason...
 
  Select: No... I'm getting chills for no reason...

Dr. Roman
Fujimaru!? Your brain waves are getting highly unstable!

Dr. Roman
Is there something abnormal in the area? Maybe there's a statue or book that affects your mental state with just a glance!?

Mash
This is the Lava Zone!
Nothing like that can be found here!

Elisabeth
It's okay, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}. With the five of us, it won't matter who we're facing.

Elisabeth
Mash is the drum-defense, Nitocris the bass-support. Green is a manager-backup, while Ibaraki and I will be the leads.

Mash
I agree... I think it's a good, well-balanced team.

Dr. Roman
That's the spirit!

Dr. Roman
There seem to be some Servants waiting, but I'm sure it will be okay with this party.

Elisabeth
C'mon, we're almost at the end of this Lava Zone! There's nothing left to fear!

Minamoto-no-Raikou
...Oh my.

Serenity
...

Kiyohime
...

  1. I'm going home!
 
  Select: I'm going home!

Mash
Th-That's...

Dr. Roman
The three Servants who Fujimaru keeps calling a “danger beyond all dangers”!

Mash
...Also known as the Always-Sneaking-Into-Master's-Bed Trio!

Robin Hood
Nah, let's face it. They're monsters.

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Oh? Oh my, my, my?

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Everyone, did you hear that child's voice just now?

All
!!

Ibaraki-Douji
Oh crap, Minamoto-no-Raikou!?

Serenity
Indeed I did. I think I just heard “I love you!”

Kiyohime
Yes, I'm sure that was towards me.

Serenity
... (Giggle)

Kiyohime
...Hee hee.

Robin Hood
(...G-Got my No Face May King out in the nick of time...)

Mash
(Master...! S-Senpai, are you okay? Deep breaths, deep breaths. We're fine. They haven't found us.)

Elisabeth
(Hey, why do we need to hide?
We have to defeat them to get through, right?)

Nitocris
(Shh! Just keep silent, Elisabeth. I can spiritually feel it.)

Nitocris
(You may be the root of all negative energy for mankind, but those three are the root of all negative energy for the entire universe...)

Nitocris
(In other words, they are like black holes...!)

Ibaraki-Douji
(That is correct... You've got a pretty sharp eye there... Minamoto-no-Raikou is especially bad. That woman doesn't have a hitbox!)

Kiyohime
Hmm... How odd.
I can smell Fujimaru after all.

Robin Hood
(Smell? What's up with that Servant...!?)

Kiyohime
(Sniff, sniff) Yooooo-hooooo!
Fujimaru, are you heeeeeere?

  1. Eeeeek!
  2. (Trembling)
  Select: Eeeeek!
Mash
(It's okay, it's okay!
Calm down, Master!)
Robin Hood
(How traumatized are you...!?)

  Select: (Trembling)
Ibaraki-Douji
(You there, are you all right?
You've started shaking like jelly...)

Mash
(This may take a while, but let's keep still...
They'll eventually leave...)

Elisabeth
(But we're still in the Lava Zone, so it's unbearably hot!)

Mash
(Would you rather fight those three!?)

Elisabeth
(...Well... that's...)

Mash
(Right?)

Kiyohime
Hmmm... Around here somewhere...
Fujimaru, where aaaaare yoooouuu?

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Playing hide-and-seek, are you?
Do you two know a surefire way to win?

Both
?

Minamoto-no-Raikou
“Vengeful Lightning of the Ox-King”!

Mash
(What the...!?)

Minamoto-no-Raikou
You just go and incinerate places that look like good hiding spots.

Both
I seeee.

Robin Hood
(...Why on earth are you contracted to someone like that?)

Nitocris
(...Fujimaru, this may sound obtrusive, but now may be the time to make up your mind.)

Mash
(Master...)

  1. Let's fight...!
  2. Let's do our best...!
  Select: Let's fight...!
Mash
(Y-Yes! Understood, Master!)

  Select: Let's do our best...!
Nitocris
(I can tell you are mustering up all the courage you have... Now that's what I call an ally!)

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Oh.

Kiyohime
Ah!

Serenity
...Found you...

Elisabeth
Sorry, but we need to get past.
And no, we're not letting you have {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}!

Minamoto-no-Raikou
We will let you through if you just hand over the child though...

Elisabeth
...! I said no!

Robin Hood
I saw her hesitate...

  1. Elly!?
 
  Select: Elly!?

Elisabeth
It's okay, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}! Don't worry!

Ibaraki-Douji
...Hey, you foreigner.

Nitocris
Um, me?

Ibaraki-Douji
Mm-hmm. There's something I want you to do with your skills...

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Then we have no choice. Let us squash the gypsy moth and take back our beloved child.

Elisabeth
Gypsy moth? Who are you talking about?

Mash
...Probably you...

Elisabeth
Hmm, I see.
...Did you just call me a moth!?

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Yes, a moth. See, you have antennae.

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Plus you're an eyesore.
All those unnecessarily bright colors.

Elisabeth
Hehehehe.
Hahahaha.

Elisabeth
All right, you're dead. I was never afraid of thunder to begin with. Don't you underestimate the thunder of János Hill!

Kiyohime
Hehehehe. I'm usually a very lenient person, but...

Kiyohime
But with this “Elly” individual I feel... some sort of destined rivalry.

Serenity
...Um, I would be happy if I could just sneak into Master's bed...

Mash
That's a no! Rejected!

Serenity
(Sob)

Elisabeth
Don't worry, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}!

Elisabeth
Crimson Hero Elisabeth shall protect you from this sinister, good-for-nothing trio!

All Three
...

Ibaraki-Douji
...Is she a genius at rubbing people the wrong way?

Nitocris
She is an innate airhead...

Elisabeth
Now, bring it on!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Urgh...!

Elisabeth
Hey, whoa! Why are they so persistent!?

Elisabeth
They come back no matter how many times we defeat them!
They're like zombies... It's scary!

Kiyohime
Who are you calling a zombie? Only one thing keeps this body moving, and that's love!

Minamoto-no-Raikou
There's nothing stronger than a mother's love.
Nothing in this whole world!

Serenity
...As I said before, I only want Master to touch me a little.

Serenity
Like, my head or cheek...

Mash
We can't keep this up...

Ibaraki-Douji
Alright, now!

Ibaraki-Douji
Go, Sogen-bi! “Great Grudge of Rashomon”!

Serenity
Eek!

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Cursed pest...!

Kiyohime
Flailing about is useless!

Kiyohime
To the three of us who are used to being around lava, your attack was like a gust of refreshing wind!

Kiyohime
...Wait, h-huh?
Master...? Where did Master go?

Minamoto-no-Raikou
There, over there.
...Oh no, don't go that way!

Minamoto-no-Raikou
That's hot lava! Wait right there, Mother is coming to save you!

Minamoto-no-Raikou
Hyah!

Kiyohime
Oh! I shall not fall behind!

Kiyohime
Please wait for me, Master!

Serenity
Huh? Oh, um...

Serenity
Then me too—

Ibaraki-Douji
Okay, now's our chance!

Mash
Ibaraki-Douji, what did you do?

Ibaraki-Douji
Ah, I asked Nitocris to make a Master decoy doll using her magecraft.

Nitocris
I had the mummies make it while we fought, but I didn't think it would work...

Ibaraki-Douji
They do say love is blind.
Heh heh! I can't believe Raikou actually fell for it!

Ibaraki-Douji
Keheh, foolish fools!
They'll fall into the hot lava and—

Dr. Roman
Think again! All three of them are alive and swimming merrily through it! Let's run while we can!

Ibaraki-Douji
No way!?

  1. Run for your life!!
 
  Select: Run for your life!!

Mash
Y-Yes! Everyone, let's hurry!!

Ibaraki-Douji
They're not even oni! How can they jump into boiling lava and still survive!?

Mash
It's probably the power of love!

Ibaraki-Douji
Love? Love is scary!

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Elisabeth
We've finally made it here...

Elisabeth
Come on, everyone, let's take out that witch in her pyramid!

  1. Yeah!
  2. We'll do our best.
  Select: Yeah!
Elisabeth
Good answer, my little {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}!

  Select: We'll do our best.
Elisabeth
That's what the nobility say when they don't actually want to do something!

Dr. Roman
I'm seeing something ahead that looks like a Servant, so be careful.

Elisabeth
I'm not scared, no matter who it is!

Elisabeth
The journey of the Heroic Idol Elly won't end until I defeat that queen!

Elisabeth
Now everybody, charge!

Ibaraki-Douji
You've got fighting spirit, but not much else... I'm tired.
I can't go full power all day like Shuten.

Ibaraki-Douji
Green man, give me some caloric fuel.
I want another chocolate.

Robin Hood
Right, right. Take that, oni.

Ibaraki-Douji
Fwahaha! Your pitiful attacks cannot harm me!
I am invincible! (Chomp chomp)

Nitocris
Anyway, I'm feeling dirty from all this running around.

Nitocris
Fujimaru, you're a Master, can't you conjure up a bathing area or two with your magecraft?

Mash
I don't think that's possible...
Oh, I do have towels, though.

Nitocris
Alright, I'll take one.
...Hmm. It's a little rough to the touch.

Nitocris
Hand me an Egyptian silk one instead.
What? You don't have any?

Nitocris
Very well. Prepare one in the castle as soon as this battle is over.

Nitocris
Of course, a place to bathe as well.

Mash
R-Right...

Elisabeth

YOU GUYS AREN'T TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY AT ALL!

Elisabeth
Come on, guys! Can't you get a little more excited?

Elisabeth
Come on, shout in unison with me, the hero!

Robin Hood
Sure. After we win.

Elisabeth

ARGH! Fine! Forget it!

Elisabeth
Come on, who's our next opponent!?
Someone else from the Round Table? Bring it!

???
...Oh?

Elisabeth
U-Uncle...!?

Mash
Huh? Uncle... Vlad III!?

Mash
Huh? But he seems a little different than the person I know...

Vlad III
Of course I am.

Vlad III
A Servant is summoned by extracting a single aspect of a hero.

Vlad III
I am not here as King Vlad III.
I am here as the warrior who punishes all evil.

Elisabeth
Um, Uncle Vlad? ...Why are you glaring at me...
Is something the matter?

Vlad III
Elisabeth Báthory!
I have come to judge you for your sins!

Elisabeth
H-Huh!? You have!?

Vlad III
Save your breath!

Vlad III
Your existence is sinful... And now you shall be punished for your immorality and wickedness!

Dr. Roman
Jeez... Count Vlad normally only gets mad when people call him a vampire, but look at him now!

Dr. Roman
...Oh, never mind. This is the warrior Vlad–no wonder his anger threshold is so low!

Dr. Roman
A-Anyway, prepare for combat!

Mash
Elisabeth! Let's just fight for now!

Elisabeth
Um, okay... Y-Yeah, you're right! We have to fight...!

--BATTLE--

Mash
Got him... No! We didn't!
Master, we're continuing the battle!

Vlad III
—No, we're done.
As I thought, thou does not understand.

Elisabeth
Huh...?

Vlad III
...Start over from the beginning once more. Otherwise, thou shall never be able to stand before that Queen.

Vlad III
If thy wish to call thyself a hero and wear that armor, thy must first understand!

Elisabeth
Understand what—Huh?

???
...y.

???
...ry.

???
...rry.

???
I'm sorry...
I'm sorry this is so sudden...

Elisabeth
Huh!?

Mash
Um... Uh...What!?

???
I'm really sorry, but...

???
I regret to make you do this after all the battles you've fought, but—

???
I want you to start over from the graveyard.

???
—Ahem.

???
This isn't some kind of system issue.
There's a reason for it...

???
Fujimaru, I want you to consider as a trial...

???
Alright— I'm sorry, but I'm going to teleport you.

All

WHY!?

Section 8: "New Game Plus"

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Elisabeth
...We've come back...

Mash
Ignoring the fact that there's a giant Siegfried floating in the night sky...

Mash
What could it be that Elisabeth doesn't understand?

Ibaraki-Douji
Green man, you seem to have some idea.

Robin Hood
Huh?

Ibaraki-Douji
Haha. Don't play dumb.

Ibaraki-Douji
You were the only one who had a knowing look on your face.

Robin Hood
Oh, yeah... Probably.

Elisabeth
What? What is it!? What don't I understand?

Robin Hood
...Didn't you notice something about the town?

Elisabeth
The town...? Hmm... Oh, now that you mention it...

Elisabeth
Nobody was preparing for Halloween.
Everyone was locked up in their houses.

Mash
Isn't that because the queen in that pyramid banned all the festivities?

Robin Hood
No.

Robin Hood
The lack of activity was apparent long before she even came.

Elisabeth
...Huh?

Robin Hood
Let me fill you in.

Robin Hood
You were so busy getting excited for Halloween that you left all your administrative duties in the lurch!

Elisabeth
...Oh.

Robin Hood
Don't “Oh” me!

Robin Hood
And because you were doing nothing as leader, the townspeople didn't know if it was okay to get ready for the festival or not!

Robin Hood
Neither did your soldiers! They couldn't decide whether to go forward with the preparations or whether to stop them!

Robin Hood
You were the only one who was getting excited for Halloween, basically!

Elisabeth
Ahhhh...ahh...ahhhhh!

Nitocris
Th-That's really bad...

Elisabeth
...That's... So that's it...

Ibaraki-Douji
So you alone got so swept up in Halloween fever that you forgot to order preparations to begin?

Ibaraki-Douji
I'm in shock. How can you be a ruler if you don't care for your people?

Ibaraki-Douji
A ruler must first ensure that their subordinates' bellies are full. Only then can the ruler eat. (Chomp chomp)

Elisabeth
B-But I was really busy preparing for the concert...

Mash
...There's really no excuse for what you've done...

Elisabeth
Ugh... Wh-What should I do, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}?
Uncle Vlad was really mad!

  1. Let's go get another scolding.
  2. Let's make it the best Halloween ever.
  Select: Let's go get another scolding.
Elisabeth
Waaaahh...
Mash
Elisabeth, I understand how you feel, but...
Mash
We need to go back towards that gate to see the queen anyway...
Elisabeth
But Uncle Vlad's going to get mad again...
Nitocris
We can't do anything about that.
But there's one way to apologize...
Nitocris
You need to make the festival a success.

  Select: Let's make it the best Halloween ever.
Elisabeth
The best ever...? But how?
Robin Hood
...Well, all you have to do is tell the townspeople that Halloween's begun.

Mash
That's right, Elisabeth!
Let's start Halloween properly!

Elisabeth
Y-You're right!
But how...?

Robin Hood
Hand out pumpkins, throw sweets, and have the little brats get their costumes ready.

Robin Hood
And then get rid of the wandering ghosts drawn to the festivities.

Elisabeth
...G-Got it!

Ibaraki-Douji
Humph. Then make the announcement.

Elisabeth
Huh?

Ibaraki-Douji
Make the announcement. Tell everyone that the festival you promised them, the one with overflowing sweets, is set to begin.

Ibaraki-Douji
As a leader, you must be capable of such a proclamation. Especially given how loud you are usually.

Elisabeth
...You're right. I can't just lip-synch along with some recording through a mic. My pride won't allow it.

Elisabeth
...Here I go!

Elisabeth
This is Elisabeth Báthory, the ruler of Castle Csejte!

Elisabeth
I'm sorry I'm laaaaaate!
But I have an announcement!

Elisabeth
...Let the Halloween festivities commence!

Dr. Roman
Be careful! Elisabeth's proclamation made the dead burst from the ground!

Ibaraki-Douji
Haha! As I expected, your words made the dead scream in terror!

Ibaraki-Douji
It's time for this Halloween thing to begin!
Come, Master!

Nitocris
I'm seeing lots of pumpkinheads!
Let's smash them all!

Elisabeth
Master!
I'll do my best!

Elisabeth
This time, I will do Halloween right!

--BATTLE--

Mash
We got a lot of pumpkins...

Nitocris
Let's give them to the people.
This should get Halloween off to a good start.

Elisabeth
That's right. You gotta start with a strong opening act!

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Mash
The townspeople still aren't celebrating Halloween.
I'm not sure, but they don't seem very happy.

Elisabeth
Then let's start by making the place Halloween central! Right, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}?

  1. How?
  2. Let's all do it!
  Select: How?
Elisabeth
Huh!? Well, um...
Elisabeth
...Once I decide something, shouldn't it just kind of happen?
Robin Hood
No, it shouldn't! Do you think you're some kind of spoiled princess?
Nitocris
We can't do it alone. Let's ask the townspeople for help.

  Select: Let's all do it!
Robin Hood
Yeah. I'm with you.
Robin Hood
We won't get anywhere unless we ask the townspeople.

Elisabeth
...R-Right! Time to order the pigs around!

Robin Hood
Nobody likes being called a pig. Explain to them what's going on properly. Come on, you're the ruler.

Elisabeth
What? But my fans love it!

Elisabeth
Even that Cock Robin chirped with joy! As its owner, that means you'd love it if I called you a pig too, right?

Robin Hood
I've got nothing to do with that fat thing!
It just follows me everywhere!

Nitocris
Elisabeth, you mustn't assume all humans are the same.

Nitocris
If you want to make Halloween fun, then you must ask properly.

Elisabeth
F-Fine...

Robin Hood
Okay, let's split up and ask everyone we come across.

Robin Hood
We can hand out the pumpkins at the same time.

Nitocris
You're right. Let's reconvene here in two hours.

Robin Hood
Okay, see you then!

Elisabeth
Huh? Wait, where do I go?

  1. Follow me.
 
  Select: Follow me.

Mash
Elisabeth, come with us.

Mash
(We wouldn't want her to say things in a weird way and cause trouble...)

Elisabeth
Okay!

Ibaraki-Douji
Alright, I'll sit this one out.
I'll be waiting here! (Chomp chomp)

Mash
Looks like we're all here.

Mash
We didn't have any luck...
Master, this is depressing...

Nitocris
You too? ...Robin Hood, what about you?

Robin Hood
No good. Zilch.

Robin Hood
Still, people did seem to be looking forward to the festivities.

Mash
Oh, yes. I agree.

Mash
I don't think they were against Halloween per se, but they were not particularly open about any support either.

Elisabeth
Grrr... Unforgivable! Halloween's a festival kids and adults can both enjoy, and yet...

Nitocris
It seems that Elisabeth does not have enough respect as a ruler.

Nitocris
Add that to the fact that the queen in the pyramid banned Halloween and it's no wonder they're not on board.

Nitocris
...Sheesh. What kind of queen would do that to a pyramid, anyway?

Elisabeth
Hey, what is it about me that's wrong?

H:All
The outfit (probably).

Elisabeth

BUT I AM A HERO!

Queen's Knight
Halloween has been banned by—
Oh, not you people again!?

Elisabeth
Oh, I know! Hey, you there!

Elisabeth
What do you think when you look at me?

Queen's Knight
What do I think?

Queen's Knight
You should hold back on showing your skin.
It'll hurt if you get slashed.

Elisabeth
Zero fashion sense!

Mash
...That sound... Oh no!

Ibaraki-Douji
Hmm? More commotion?
Well, it has nothing to do with me.

Ibaraki-Douji
I've got this chocolate cake that the townspeople gave me to consume instead!

Ibaraki-Douji
Heh, heheheh... It feels like a waste to even eat it... Where should my first bite be?

Ibaraki-Douji
Gee... It looks good no matter where you begin...
Aww... Heheh. You adorable little thing...

Ibaraki-Douji
I think I should take little nibbles from the side and—

Ibaraki-Douji
HEY! WHAT GIVES!?

Mash
You're...!

???
Oh, how sad...

???
It saddens me that the queen does not wish to see the town stained in the orange of Halloween...

Robin Hood
Huh? What's with this pretty boy?

Tristan
I am Tristan... Former Knight of the Round Table. Currently a Queen's Knight.

Tristan
Call me Tristan the Tragic... Or perhaps Tristan Who Sighs And Looks Out Upon the Setting Sun...

Robin Hood
Way too long!

???
You're an Archer. You needn't go out ahead—

Mash
Here's one more!

Mash
What the... Where's he going!?

Elisabeth
Huh? What was that?

Tristan
Wait! Where are you—

Mysterious Black Knight
...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!

Mash
New enemy approaching, for sure this time!

Tristan
What's wrong, Lanc—

Mysterious Black Knight
SHUUUTTTTTT UPPPPPPPP!!!

Tristan
Eh...!? Why the sudden sleeper hold!?

Tristan
I give up! I give up! I give up!
I'm tapping out! I'm tapping out!

Mash
They've started fighting each other!
Master, let's take them out now!

Mash
...Um, I don't really understand why...

Mash
...but my body is telling me that black knight needs to get mashed up...

Mash
...just like Gawain's potato dishes!

  1. Get him, Masherker!
  2. D-Deep breaths!
  Select: Get him, Masherker!
Mash
Right! Prepare to die!

  Select: D-Deep breaths!
Mash
R-Right! Mash Kyrielight, taking deep breaths!
Mash
In... Out... In... Out...
In... Out... In... Out...
Mash
...Okay, ready to crush him!
Elisabeth
She's too pumped up!

Tristan
It's the enemy!
Th-The enemy's here! The enemy!

Mysterious Black Knight
ENEMYYYYYYYYY!

Mash
Now!

--BATTLE--

Mysterious Black Knight
LOSERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

Tristan
We lost... How sad...

Queen's Knight
Sir Tristan and Sir Lan– I mean, the Mysterious Black Knight have been defeated!

Elisabeth
Anyway! This town is going to celebrate Halloween!
I won't allow any complaints!

Elisabeth
That goes for you guys too.
Here, wear these and go celebrate!

Queen's Knight
A jack-o'-lantern? Uh, wait, let me at least remove my helm—

Elisabeth
Save it.

Nitocris
Those knights ran away crying...

Robin Hood
Probably because you cursed those pumpkins with your Egyptian magecraft or what have you. They'll never come off now.

Elisabeth
Thank you, Nitocris!

Nitocris
...Well, it is Halloween after all.
Anyway, Elisabeth.

Nitocris
Now the townspeople can prepare for the festivities without having to be afraid of the queen.

Elisabeth
That's true!
Okay, everyone! We drove all the knights away!

Elisabeth
Feel safe to openly celebrate Halloween!

Mysterious Black Knight
GOOOOOOOOOD...

Tristan
You seem quite happy, considering we lost...

Tristan
Still, I'm glad too.

Tristan
She matures fast... I was so sure it would've taken at least ten years...

Mysterious Black Knight
QUEEEEEEEEEEEN!

Tristan
Yes. Now she has won the right to face the queen.

Tristan
Now it's a question of whether or not she can surpass her. This is something we must see with our own eyes.

Mysterious Black Knight
ESCAAAAAAAAAAAPE!

Tristan
Yes, let's take flight. Quietly now.

Robin Hood
Hey, they're fleeing!

Tristan
Easy.

Nitocris
How rude...!

Nitocris
The vanquished should hang their heads and await punishment!

Nitocris
Surround them, Medjed!

Tristan
How sad... But naturally, a knight never gives up!
Not until he draws his last breath!

Tristan
The game is not over until the whistle blows...!

Mysterious Black Knight
WINNERRRRRRRRRRR!

Tristan
Now, let us escape!

Ibaraki-Douji
...So, it was you.

Tristan
Step aside, young one. You're clearly not one of us.

Tristan
As you can see, I am the embodiment of chivalrous ideals, dreams, and realities. I would never lay a hand on a woman.

Tristan
That holds true even for non-humans like you. In fact, if you were a decade or so older, I would have liked to have dinner with you.

Tristan
...However, given the murderous look on your face, I shall use an Evade skill on myself. Just to be safe.

Ibaraki-Douji
That wind-cutting bow of yours...
So you're the scumbag responsible!

Ibaraki-Douji
“Great Grudge of Rashomon”!

Tristan
Oh my...! A Noble Phantasm that removes buffs...
How awful!

Ibaraki-Douji
Here's another one for you!

Ibaraki-Douji
Go, Sogen-bi! You're going to pay for what you did to my cake!

Ibaraki-Douji
“Great Grudge of Rashomon”! Raaarrrrgh!

Tristan
Two in a row! How... agile...

Mysterious Black Knight
STUUUUUPIIIIIIIID!!

Ibaraki-Douji
Hm, not good. I should have sent them flying the opposite way.

Nitocris
They went flying towards the pyramid.
...It's like we set them free ourselves.

Ibaraki-Douji
Th-Things like that happen in battle, you know.
It's not my fault!

  1. (In Shuten's ASMR voice) Oh, but it is.
  2. (In Shuten's ASMR voice) All your fault, Ibaraki. How sad...
  Select: (In Shuten's ASMR voice) Oh, but it is.
Ibaraki-Douji
Eeeeeek! Shuten!?
Shuten, I–Why yooou...!!
Mash
Amazing, Master. That impression was not good at all, but it had an intensity to it.

  Select: (In Shuten's ASMR voice) All your fault, Ibaraki. How sad...
Ibaraki-Douji
Nyafu!?
...Huh, Shuten? No? Where'd she go?
Ibaraki-Douji
...Why you...! What trickery is this!?
Mash
There, there, Ibaraki. Calm down.

Elisabeth
Anyway, this town has been liberated!

Elisabeth
Even if the queen tries to stop the festivities, there's no way they ever will!

Elisabeth
Ahh, the world is filled with the happiness of Halloween...! It makes me want to burst out singing!

Robin Hood
Let's not do that. We'll just get sent back to the starting point again.

Elisabeth
Why's that!?

Mash
...Oh? The children...

H:Child
Yayyy, trick or treat!

Mash
Oh, m-me!? I'm sorry...
I don't have any candy...

H:Child
Then trick it is!

  1. Yes, trick!
 
  Select: Yes, trick!

Mash
Master, you too!?

Fou
Fou!

Mash
Fou just gave them the sesame buns that the doctor was hiding!

H:Child
Yay, sweets!

Mash
...Phew. You saved me, Fou.

Fou
Fou fou.

Ibaraki-Douji
Hrmm, hrmm. (Om nom nom)

Ibaraki-Douji
Hey, it's not enough.
And I'm tired of this flavor already.

Ibaraki-Douji
I want something a little more like confectionery!

Mash
Oh, I'm sorry.
How about these macarons then...?

Ibaraki-Douji
What are these?
They look great! Such vibrant colors!

Ibaraki-Douji
And this texture... They're soft, but solid enough to be broken apart... Ah! They're all mushy inside!

Ibaraki-Douji
Oh, wait. What's this? They have different flavors and colors!? Matcha! Chestnut! Strawberry! Pistachio!

Ibaraki-Douji
It's like a kaleidoscope of sweets!

Dr. Roman
Yeah, kids love macarons...
No wonder they hit the spot for Ibaraki-Douji...

H:Child
Halloween's so fun!

H:Mother
Yes it is, very fun.

H:Father
Look, it's a pumpkin monster!

Mash
...

Mash
It's finally starting to feel like Halloween.
Right, Master?

  1. This is how it should be.
  2. Halloween sure is fun.
  Select: This is how it should be.
Mash
Exactly!
Nitocris
To properly hold and run a festival is also the job of a pharaoh.
Nitocris
I hope that child begins to understand that soon.

  Select: Halloween sure is fun.
Robin Hood
Well, people need to take breaks at times. Although as a person coming from the forest, I hate rowdy places.
Ibaraki-Douji
You say that, but I know you're secretly handing out candy to the kids.
Robin Hood
What!? But I never sensed your eyes on me!
Ibaraki-Douji
Kahahaha, I disguised myself as a child and received some too!
Robin Hood
Have you no shame...?
Ibaraki-Douji
Humph, call me clever, you spineless candyman.
I just have a different sense of pride, that is all.

Elisabeth
Now let's go pay the queen a visit! My concert will—No, never mind. The concert is also important, but...

Elisabeth
But most of all, in order for everyone to enjoy Halloween, we need to take her out!

Fou
Fou...

Mash
I kind of understand what you're trying to say, Fou.

Mash
Even as a Heroic Spirit stopped in time, one can still understand and learn something new.

Nitocris
...That is true.

Nitocris
Even if it is like a single night's dream, the experience will not have been in vain.

Nitocris
Mash Kyrielight.

Mash
Yes?

Nitocris
...I'm sorry, it's nothing. It doesn't seem like you need my words of advice.

Mash
H-Huh...?

Nitocris
Now, let us go. And let us face that gatekeeper once more.

Elisabeth
...By the way, maybe one song wouldn't hurt before we go...?

H:All
ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Section 10: "Pumpkin Harvest! Part 1"

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Elisabeth
There's another pumpkin here!
It's harvesting time!

Mash
Can you really call it harvesting if it's just taking pumpkins off their heads?

Section 11: "Pumpkin Harvest! Part 2"

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Nitocris
There's even pumpkins in my cave...!
Let's slay them right away.

Nitocris
My apologies, Elisabeth, but this cave does not need any Halloween decorations!

Nitocris
The reason is... Yes, the reason is...

Nitocris
...jack-o'-lanterns have too much overlap with the Medjed design!

--BATTLE--

Elisabeth
All right, that'll do for today.
We'll harvest more pumpkins tomorrow!

Section 12: "Pumpkin Harvest! Part 3"

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Elisabeth
It's freezing, so run through as fast you can!

Ibaraki-Douji
Right. I love the feeling of a cold piece of chocolate melting in my mouth, but it's so cold my teeth will break over it!

Section 13: "Pumpkin Harvest! Part 4"

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Mash
...It seems those three aren't here.

  1. Let's hurry!
 
  Select: Let's hurry!

Ibaraki-Douji
R-Right. I don't know what they'll do now that they figured out they were tricked, and I don't want to know!

Section 14: "Let's Sing a Song"

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Elisabeth
...Um, uh...
Trick or treat, Uncle Vlad!

Vlad III
I can hear the festival... Did you yourself realize why I was angry, or did someone bring it to your attention?

Vlad III
If the former, then you show some promise.

Vlad III
If the latter, then they showed you sympathy.

Vlad III
The verdict looks only at the results. If the people were satisfied, then you have the right to proceed.

Elisabeth
Uncle Vlad!

Vlad III
However, in this form I am especially strict with you.

Vlad III
You have committed many sins...

Vlad III
One of which I, having become a Heroic Spirit, simply cannot ignore.

Vlad III
...I won't say to atone for it with death.
For there is no way to atone.

Elisabeth
...!

Vlad III
As a king, I demonstrate magnanimity while I suffer within. But as a warrior, I shall never show mercy toward wickedness.

Vlad III
You... Evil killer who committed depraved acts, toyed with the citizens, and thought it only natural to be ignorant...

Vlad III
Your sins are a nightmare from which no one can wake, even after 100 years. What you have done is committed a crime engraved in history.

Vlad III
It is time you return to the darkness where no one can venture. I shall slaughter every last one of you.

--BATTLE--

Vlad III
...I would have never thought my skill with a lance would come up short against a fictional creature–a vampire.

Vlad III
I must be the one who is unworthy.

Elisabeth
U-Um... Uncle Vlad?

Vlad III
You have no right to call me that. You should refer to me as “uncle” when I'm summoned as king.

Vlad III
I told you before. Each different aspect of a particular hero manifests as its own distinct Servant.

Vlad III
Like what has happened with me here, now.

Elisabeth
But, but even so... you're still Uncle Vlad.

Elisabeth
...Even though you may hate me.

Elisabeth
Even though I may have done things that are unforgivable.

Vlad III
You have indeed. You committed a sin... though the world may not consider it that way.

Vlad III
That sin is not even engraved upon your Spirit Origin. After all, that world has been forgotten.

Vlad III
...But I shall never forget.

Vlad III
You denied the final integrity of my light, my wife, my love.

Vlad III
For her sake, I will not forgive you.
Even if she herself may have...

Elisabeth
...

Mash
Elisabeth...

Robin Hood
...I see. I somewhat recall it too.
Man, humanity being in a state of flux is a nuisance.

Robin Hood
That Vlad III and Elisabeth had a bit of a history together.

Robin Hood
This isn't about who's right and who's wrong.

Robin Hood
The World isn't concerned by human values like virtue. It will just adopt whatever means are useful to guarantee the continuation of its existence.

Robin Hood
Whether it's a young lady who tries to atone for her grave sins, even if she knows no shame...

Robin Hood
...or the conviction of a gentleman who won't accept any kind of atonement, but just seeks to punish every evil act... The World considers them equally sinful.

Dr. Roman
...Right. They're the same, so it will choose the one that's more effective–even someone evil, if it means preserving humanity.

Dr. Roman
If humanity's preservation isn't wished for, they won't be allowed to be summoned as a Heroic Spirit. Even if they stand for righteousness.

Dr. Roman
But if that's the case, it means even Vlad III wishes for the preservation of humanity.

Dr. Roman
After all, he was summoned as a Servant this time.

Ibaraki-Douji
...I think you're right. I hate humans.
I don't like them and I don't trust them.

Ibaraki-Douji
That being said, I have no intention of destroying their world. After all, humans are useful for a number of things.

Ibaraki-Douji
I exist because humans, my enemies, exist. In a world without humans, neither Shuten nor I would be summoned.

Ibaraki-Douji
Isn't that true, Red Horns?
No matter how many sins you've committed...

Ibaraki-Douji
No one can reject your being here right now. As long as you don't wish for “nothingness,” you'll be a Heroic Spirit like the rest of us.

Ibaraki-Douji
Of course, as an Anti-Hero... A sacrifice whose role is to lose to the Heroic Spirits.

Elisabeth
...You're right. Thanks, Ibaraki.
I'm grateful.

Elisabeth
Now then... Sorry for making you wait, {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}.
Come! To the final battle with the queen!

  1. Yeah, let's go!
  2. I'll follow you anywhere, Elly!
  Select: Yeah, let's go!
Elisabeth
Nice reaction!
Thank you, Fujimaru!
Elisabeth
After we take the castle back, I'll let you help me prepare for my concert!
Mash
Ah, Master's face suddenly went pale.

  Select: I'll follow you anywhere, Elly!
Elisabeth
Heh... It makes my heart flutter to be called a pet name by a fan...!
Elisabeth
All right, I'll specially reserve a front-row seat for you at my concert!
Dr. Roman
What's wrong!?
Dr. Roman
Fujimaru is displaying signs of being in an incredibly agitated mental state...!

Elisabeth

Why!?

???
Mmmm, don't tell me they really made it!?
Were my countermeasures too flimsy!?

???
No, no, calm down. Calm down.
Everyone makes mistakes. I'm no exception.

???
Rather, a beautiful queen is the only one allowed to make careless mistakes. Paradoxically, those mistakes are what make her a queen in the first place!

???
Yes, that's right. That proves I'm not at fault here. Therefore...

???
Rise, you useless loser knights!
Next up is an all-out war.

???
The time has come to make it clear who's best suited to rule this land!

???
I too... have a wish, and to make it come true, I shall continue being the queen!

???
That is the agreement I made with that person!

Section 15: "Trick or Treat!"

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Tristan
Welcome. Thank you for coming.

Elisabeth
Hey, it's the knights that ran away.

Tristan
That depends on how you look at it.
Things must be observed from up high...

Tristan
This is called a “bird's-eye view.” It looked like I was about to lose, so I, Tristan the Sad, threw the match.

Tristan
In other words, by giving up on winning, I avoided defeat. I am a quick-witted man almost to the point of sadness...

Mash
That is certainly sad, in every sense of the word...

Mysterious Black Knight
FWWWWUUUUUUUUUU...

Mash
Master, I have a strange feeling about that black knight. Trying to whistle but not quite getting it and whatnot.

Mash
We should focus on taking them out right here...
Or perhaps we could just have a nice, long chat...

  1. W-Will you be okay?
  2. Mash, relax.
  Select: W-Will you be okay?
Mash
...Yes. Either way, that black knight is our enemy.

  Select: Mash, relax.
Mash
I'm fine. I'm calm right now! Now, let's fight!

Tristan
(Oh, how terrible... That seemingly gentle girl has the menacing look of an executioner.)

Tristan
(What did you do to make her hate you so much?)

Mysterious Black Knight
(I'm sorry... But I don't remember. I think it's some sort of misunderstanding. She'll calm down soon enough.)

Tristan
(Really...? So it's not dangerous?
As in something that would end up involving me?)

Mysterious Black Knight
(N-No, it's nothing, probably.)

Tristan
Good to know. Ahem.
Her Majesty awaits. This way, please.

Elisabeth
We finally get to see her...
{(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}, get psyched.

Elisabeth
Don't get fooled by her unorthodox attitude and appearance.

Elisabeth
Inside there's a nastiness boiling up like a poisonous stew!

Nitocris
Do you know her True Name?

Elisabeth
Nope, not at all!

Nitocris
...Well, given that there's a pyramid, it must be someone who has something to do with me.

Nitocris
...Let me double-check. She really is a queen, right?

Nitocris
Because I'll be forced to surrender if it turns out to be some extravagant man with eyes like the sun and a beautiful voice...

Elisabeth
Don't worry. She's a woman for sure.
Just her true nature is different.

Elisabeth
I may be a dragon, but she's a snake–a fiercely venomous one at that!

C:???
I see you haven't learned anything from your two defeats. How dare you come here, you little lizard!

C:???
I fail to understand how you are so pathetic, but I shall praise you for surviving this hell twice!

C:???
But you are still merely a girl crazy about Halloween! To someone tempered by the hot desert sand like myself, you—

C:???
...Am I seeing things? Is there one less of you? ...Wait. You look stronger than before!

Elisabeth
Heh, for you to notice that...
That's some observation you got there.

Elisabeth
Yes, I was born once more through a Palingenesis-like process from the humiliation of having everything taken from me, and my own self-denial...

Elisabeth
I am the muscle-based idol that has become a Saber-class Servant, Elisabeth Báthory (Brave)!

  1. Oh I get it now...! (At last)
  2. You just came up with that on the spot, didn't you?
  Select: Oh I get it now...! (At last)
Robin Hood
That's right. Everyone just kept quiet.
Nitocris
Really? I honestly thought she was a salamander Heroic Spirit...
Elisabeth
I'm not a fire lizard! I'm a female hero! A noble heroine blessed by a dragon! Someone who never sings out of tune!

  Select: You just came up with that on the spot, didn't you?
Elisabeth
...Hehe. I've actually been thinking about it for a while, just didn't have a chance to say it.

C:???
Are you done yet? Eyes back on me!

C:???
Ahem. Anyway, you've done well to make your way here, heroes! I shall praise you for your spirit!

  1. So beautiful...!
  2. ...!
  Select: So beautiful...!
C:???
Heh. I'm tired of hearing that, but thank you!
It's good to be honest!

  Select: ...!
C:???
Indeed. A beauty so great you would lose your words. That is I!
C:???
If you understand, then bow to the ground until you bang your head! I'll also allow you to take photos of me, this time only!

Tristan
Bow before Her Majesty. You're not going to listen to me anyway, but...

C:???
Don't just tell them without even meaning it, you dumb dodo! You do nothing but fail!

C:???
It's your own incompetence that has allowed them to come this far! As punishment, do a handstand over there!

C:???
But don't stop playing the harp!

Tristan
So sad... So backbreaking. But if Her Majesty commands it, I must obey.

Elisabeth
You can actually do it!?

C:???
Also...

Mysterious Black Knight
...

C:???
It seems that the current situation is punishment enough for Sir Anonymous here. Very well, I will let him off the hook.

Mash
No, I think it's only fair that he gets punished too. Specifically, he has to take off his helmet or show us his face.

Mysterious Black Knight
...!!!

Elisabeth
Umm... Mash...?
You're acting kinda scary...

Mash
R-Really?

Mash
Sorry... When I look at that indecisive black knight, my heart becomes as jagged as a Saint Quartz...

C:???
So you get irritated. That was a nice way to put it.

C:???
I completely understand how you feel, but have your fight elsewhere.

C:???
It's a drag, but first I have my duty as a ruler.

C:???
Elisabeth Báthory, the fact that you've made it here means you finally understand, yes?

Elisabeth
...Yes.

Elisabeth
I got too excited over the Halloween concert and neglected my duties as ruler.

Elisabeth
...I was too immature to rule over the common pigs.

C:???
Yes, it is pure stupidity for those who stand on top to seek something other than being at the top!

C:???
To be served you need a reason to be served.
Or you need fervor!

C:???
That reason may be that you're as beautiful as the heavens. It could be that you wield power, even though you're hideous.

Elisabeth
Oh, that stings... I'm as beautiful as the heavens, but I chose the life of an idol...

C:???
No, I'm the beautiful one.
You're the powerful one.

C:???
You said it yourself just a second ago. You're the muscle-based idol, Lowland Gorilla Báthory.

Elisabeth
I didn't say that! Only the Báthory part is right!

C:???
Now that you mention it, you're right, but who cares about the small things! We're having an important discussion right now!

Elisabeth
That's my line! I've never had so much trouble talking to someone before!

Elisabeth
Just who are you?!

Elisabeth
You act like some sort of model, but what Heroic Spirit are you?!

C:???
Isn't it obvious? A queen who rules with beauty!
Whose name is synonymous with beauty!

C:???
If you asked a hundred people who that queen is, they would all tell you my name!

C:???
Yes, my name!
My beautiful name is...!

  1. Well, that'd be Cleopatra.
  2. Obviously, Cleopatra.
  Select: Well, that'd be Cleopatra.

  Select: Obviously, Cleopatra.

Elisabeth
Seriously?! You mean that Paris Fashion Week girl is Queen Cleopatra...!?

Cleopatra
Ohohohoho. Even a girl with the bare minimum of nobility like you knows my name.

Cleopatra
Then I shall ask again.
Can you compete against my beauty?

Elisabeth
...This is bad. When it comes to whose Heroic Spirit is more beautiful, she has the upper hand...

Elisabeth
No matter how you look at it, my style is more modern, but I can't beat her brand reputation...

  1. Modern?
  2. Style?
  Select: Modern?

  Select: Style?

Elisabeth
What, are you saying my bikini armor is old-school!?
It's totally modern! Right!?

Nitocris
Yes, I think that outfit is good. It would make perfect sense in Ancient Egypt.

Elisabeth
I know, right? Finally somebody from Egypt gets me!

Robin Hood
To me you both look the sa—No, never mind.

Robin Hood
But, well, in terms of looking dignified, the queen over there is on a different level. Her self-confidence has no limits.

Ibaraki-Douji
I don't know what to say. My standards of beauty are different from humans' to begin with.

Ibaraki-Douji
That being said... Hahahahaha!

Ibaraki-Douji
Master! Master! She has an ulterior motive, and a malicious one at that.

Ibaraki-Douji
Like she'll bite you or tear you up if you get close.
Well, I guess for a demon, that's pretty beautiful!

Cleopatra
Hmm... You're not human, huh?
Then it makes sense you can't understand me.

Cleopatra
And also...

Nitocris
...

Cleopatra
You...

Nitocris
Quiet, Cleopatra. I simply ended up on this side by chance this time.

Nitocris
I am just a normal Caster, a mage. You just need to live up to your beliefs without wavering.

Cleopatra
...Yes.

Cleopatra
So, Elisabeth, let me ask you again.
Do you intend to compete with my beauty?

Cleopatra
Ha...hahahaha! Ohohoho! No way, that would be impossible! That's not even a contest!

Cleopatra
If you're a woman, then you know there's nothing more terrifying than being judged based on your beauty!

Cleopatra
I am the world-renowned Cleopatra!
That contest would only make you lose face...

Elisabeth
Huh? I can compete.

Cleopatra
...What was that?

Elisabeth
It's true that if we're just talking how our bodies look, my physical age might put me at a very slight disadvantage...

Elisabeth
In any event, diversification is in right now. There are more standards of beauty now than there were in the past. Espeeeeecially...

Elisabeth
Yes! What about cuteness?
I sing, dance, and smile for my pig fans!

Elisabeth
That's something only an idol like me can do! And something a queen, who is served on every day, cannot!

Cleopatra
In other words, you're not someone that rules over others...

Elisabeth
That's right! Your Majesty, I challenge you to a duel!
As an idol!

Elisabeth
Oh, and of course I'll take up the reins of government. An idol can rule just fine.

Cleopatra
How dare you... How dare you...
You have no idea how mad your proposal makes me...!

Cleopatra
Beauty is born from intelligence.
Thus, ruling is carried out through beauty...!

Cleopatra
Ruling over the masses merely because you're “cute”...
As a queen, I won't allow such happy-go-lucky attitudes!

Mash
(I kind of get why Cleopatra is mad...)

Robin Hood
(No, Elisabeth is just that selfish. After all, she's an Anti-Hero...someone who's been making mistakes her whole life.)

Elisabeth
I'm an idol, and the mistress of Castle Csejte!

Elisabeth
Servants get summoned as Lancers, Casters, and so on, right?

Elisabeth
Just like Uncle Vlad accepted me for who I am and didn't forgive me—

Elisabeth
I'm greedy, prideful, and selfish.
That's why both versions of me are important!

Elisabeth
I won't give up on either one!

Cleopatra
So you're not going to give up...on either of you?
This is why regional rulers are so annoying...!

Cleopatra
Very well, we'll see just how long you can keep that attitude. I'll test you!

Cleopatra
...At the end of the day, you're just spouting nonsense! Drown in the beauty of Cleopatra...and die!

--BATTLE--

Tristan
...Splendid. This is different than before.
A complete defeat...

Tristan
Ha... Excellent. Truly excellent.
A splended defeat is quite exhilarating.

Mysterious Black Knight
(I'm not sure about that...
I feel like we fought for nothing...!)

Cleopatra
...I can't believe it. I didn't think I would lose...

Elisabeth
The match is over! You're going to give me back Castle Csejte!

Elisabeth
And do something about this pyramid!
Actually, don't bring this kind of stuff in here!

Cleopatra
...That's... kind of difficult...

Elisabeth
What?

Cleopatra
...Well, I'm not the one who brought this pyramid here.

Elisabeth
Then who dropped this annoying thing on my castle?!

Cleopatra
Well...

G:???
IT WAS ME!

Elisabeth
Who are you!?

Nitocris
Th-That voice...!?

Nitocris
It can't be?! It couldn't, could it!?

Ozymandias
If you want to know who I am, I shall answer.
I am Ozymandias, the king who rules the sun!!

Ozymandias
Hahahaha! Cleopatra!
They've completely crushed you!

Cleopatra
H-How embarrassing! As someone who holds the name of pharaoh, I have fallen hard...!

Cleopatra
I cannot bear any additional embarrassment.
Please sever my head!

Elisabeth
I don't want you making a bloody mess here!
We're going to decorate for Halloween!

Ozymandias
Yes. Just as that thin girl over there says.
We need to decorate this castle now.

Ozymandias
Your blood would ruin the festival. Your punishment will be to sit there and take your shame!

Cleopatra
Yes, Your Majesty!

Dr. Roman
Ozymandias... In other words, Ramesses II! To think someone so important would show up in this weird Singularity...!

Dr. Roman
It's like an adult showing up to a kid's event, you know!?

Ozymandias
Adults have fun, too. Grown-ups enjoy this kind of levity!

Ozymandias
But that's why you should not worry.
I will not fight.

Ozymandias
Cleopatra was ruling over this pyramid, and was defeated by you.

Nitocris
I would have never thought Your Majesty... If you had given me word... I wouldn't have joined their side...

Ozymandias
Heh. Don't say that, Nitocris.
I told Cleopatra to keep her mouth shut.

Nitocris
I-I'm not displeased at all!
My apologies for slipping my tongue!

Elisabeth
...Umm, I'm not really following what you guys are saying. Why are people from Egypt here?

Both
HOW DISRESPECTFUL!

Elisabeth
Whyaun!?

Elisabeth
I can't help it! I don't know if I'm being disrespectful!
I don't know what's going on!

Robin Hood
That's right. You guys really have no connection to this place whatsoever, so why are you here?

Ozymandias
Umph, No Face King of the Forest.

Ozymandias
...Very well. It's no fun just seeing you all rack your brains.

Ozymandias
Then I shall ask you. Does anyone know the final moments of this woman, Cleopatra?

Cleopatra
...

Mash
Y-Yes.

Mash
They say she committed suicide after her husband Antonius, general of the Roman army...

Mash
...lost to Augustus in the naval battle of Actium and later died.

Ozymandias
That's right. The Ptolemaic Kingdom quickly collapsed and the country disappeared.

Ozymandias
Leaving her as the last pharaoh.

Cleopatra
...

Ozymandias
And thus, she has avoided wishing for anything, and refused to be summoned as a Servant until now.

Mash
...What do you mean?

Ozymandias
She has a personal desire.

Ozymandias
And it's something that won't come true unless she participates in a Holy Grail War as a Servant.

Ozymandias
But it's not a wish as a pharaoh. It's a selfish desire you could find anywhere on the streets.

Ozymandias
She feels so responsible for the destruction of her country that she has locked it away in her heart.

Ozymandias
Thinking that someone that has done what she did should not be allowed to have a wish!

Ozymandias
But I don't think it's something to be suffering over for a thousand or so years, so I gave her an opportunity.

Ozymandias
To rule this upside-down pyramid as queen...

Ozymandias
...Until Halloween ends.

Ozymandias
And had she done that, I would have granted her wish with the Holy Grail I was given.

Mash
A Holy Grail...!?

Ozymandias
And then you lost. You have no objections.
Right, Cleopatra?

Cleopatra
...Correct.

Cleopatra
I realized that it's wrong for someone like me to hope for something.

Ozymandias
I see, and so you're going to suppress that wish and turn your back on it for the rest of eternity, then!?

Cleopatra
That is the least I can do to atone for destroying my country.

Elisabeth
...

Mash
...

Nitocris
...

Ozymandias
...Heh.

Cleopatra
?

Ozymandias
Hahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha!!
That's your answer!?

Ozymandias
Ridiculous! Anubis would be holding his belly laughing, I imagine! Did you hear that, thin girl?!

Elisabeth
I told you to call me Elisabeth! Or if you want to be more friendly, Elly is also good!

Ozymandias
Huh. I see. In that case, Elly, or whatever, if you have something to say, you should say it now!

Ozymandias
I appreciate that ridiculous arrogance of yours!

Mash
Did you just say Elly!?

Elisabeth
Then I'll say it.

Elisabeth
Umm... You know, Cleopatra...
You're an...

Elisabeth
IDIOT!

Elisabeth
Aren't you?

Cleopatra
What...!?

Elisabeth
Didn't I tell you? That I would be both an idol and a ruler!?

Elisabeth
You can be a pha... pharaoh? and have a personal desire at the same time!

Elisabeth
Take part in a bunch of Holy Grail Wars, and do your best to get it granted!

Elisabeth
Why can't you do the things that I can do?

Elisabeth
You can do it right? I bet you could do it while you dance gracefully even.

Cleopatra
That's...!

Elisabeth
I don't want to say this, but...

Elisabeth
I got all excited about being an idol, I forgot about Halloween, so you might have ruled a bit... better, maybe.

Elisabeth
You can have your own personal desires!

Cleopatra
...Are you sure...
I don't know if I can—

Elisabeth
It's fine! You think so too, right {(M) Puppy /(F) Deerlet}?

Ozymandias
Humanity's final Master, Fujimaru!
You look like you want to say something.

Ozymandias
It's fine! Finish her off!
Don't hold back and tell her!

  1. You can be selfish.
  2. You do you, Cleopatra.
  Select: You can be selfish.
Cleopatra
Selfish...
Cleopatra
...You're right.
I've wanted to be, this entire time.

  Select: You do you, Cleopatra.
Cleopatra
Be...myself...
You're right.
Cleopatra
That's what I've been trying to be this whole time, but...
Cleopatra
At some point, all I could think about was being a pharaoh...

Cleopatra
Sun King, Ozymandias.
Incarnation of Horus, Queen Nitocris.

Cleopatra
Please forgive me. From this day forth, I will accept myself for who I am, and not just be a pharaoh.

Nitocris
I forgive you. Become the strength needed for those that follow you. Act like the name you have carved into history.

Ozymandias
I too grant forgiveness. Have the name of Cleopatra shine brightly, arrogantly, and proudly!

Cleopatra
...Fujimaru.

Cleopatra
My name is Cleopatra VII.
A former pharaoh.

Cleopatra
From this day forward, I will answer the summons as a Heroic Spirit and protect human history.

Cleopatra
When that happens, I will use this beautiful face, this voice, this body to be an Assassin class Servant.

Cleopatra
In other words... My glory is wasted on you.
Give it up and resign yourself to it!

  1. I'd welcome you any time!
 
  Select: I'd welcome you any time!

Cleopatra
...

Cleopatra
Th-That was a good answer, Fujimaru! You've been wonderful this far. Now you just need to rest!

Elisabeth
All right. Everything's good now!

Ibaraki-Douji
Mhh. So is everything done here? (Crunch, crunch)

Mash
Ibaraki-Douji... Slow down when you eat.
There will be plenty of candy once Halloween begins.

Ibaraki-Douji
I'm not eating. I'm not eating any candy.

Elisabeth
...So what was that selfish wish, anyway?

Cleopatra
Th-That...

Nitocris
I've never heard of your wish.
Would you tell us, if you don't mind?

Cleopatra
Yes, if that's what you want, Your Majesty.
My wish... Well, I have several, but...

Cleopatra
I'd like to see the man I loved one more time. I don't really want to get back together with him, but...

Cleopatra
I still remember...

Cleopatra
The day he whispered sweet nothings into my ear while holding me in his slender but strong arms...

Cleopatra
His chiseled features, his cheek bones ever so tempting... And he was so sincere...

Cleopatra
Yes... I'd like to see my Caesar again...!

Mash
...

Fou
...

Robin Hood
...

Nitocris
...

Ozymandias
...

Elisabeth
...

Mysterious Black Knight
...

Tristan
...

Ibaraki-Douji
What happened?
Has the last boss made their appearance?

  1. Everyone, emergency huddle.
 
  Select: Everyone, emergency huddle.

Mash
Master...

Elisabeth
This is bad. She's talking about THAT Caesar, right?

Mash
Yes, Caesar, one of the three least trustworthy Servants in Chaldea, and almost always the mastermind behind everything.

Dr. Roman
...By the way, this is what Chaldea's Caesar looks like.

Ozymandias
...!

Nitocris
Gahgh!?

Mash
...They both passed out.

Mash
Oh no. It looks like King Ozymandias is holding his stomach and trying to hold back his laughter...

Robin Hood
Yeah, it's quite a shock to see Caesar for the first time...

  1. Should we tell her the truth?
 
  Select: Should we tell her the truth?

Mash
...I don't think we should...
We would be destroying her dream...

Elisabeth
...But we should tell her someday.

Tristan
How sad... People change...
They say aging isn't ugly, but...

Tristan
...This goes beyond aging...
Please forget this song...

Tristan
This is definitely a severe case of stress eating...
Oh, how sad...

Tristan
I have only seen this level of stress in Agravain...

Fou
Fou...

Cleopatra
You look like you're having fun over there!
Let me join in too!

Cleopatra
And why are the great pharaohs collapsed on the floor like they had a sudden stomach ache or something!?

Mash
H-Hold on a second!

Dr. Roman
Huh? What's wrong?
Did you call me? Want me to answer?

Dr. Roman
W-Wait. Hold on!
Don't just Rayshift without my permi—

Mash
Doctor?
Doctor...!?

Mash
H-He really did Rayshift...!

Elisabeth
This is bad!
That means...!

???
VENI!

Cleopatra
...!
This voice...!

Mash
Oh... He really did come...

???
VIDI!

Cleopatra
My Caesar...!?
To think I can meet you again at last!

Cleopatra
I-I need a mirror.
Does anyone have a mirror!?

Cleopatra
Is my makeup running? We were just fighting after all!
Is it okay? Is it okay!?

???
Now all I have to do is show myself!

Cleopatra
My Cae—

Caesar
IT IS I!

Cleopatra
WHAT!?

Caesar
Hahaha. It's been a while, Cleopatra. Hmm? I guess this is the first time meeting each other as Servants.

Cleopatra
...

Cleopatra
...

Cleopatra
... (THUD)

Mash
Yeah, I thought so...

Ibaraki-Douji
I guess she couldn't accept reality and escaped it by fainting...

Ibaraki-Douji
Humans are frail beings. They should just be positive as long as they have something to strive for.

Mash
Oh, a Holy Grail fragment came out.
I'm going to collect it.

Cleopatra
...Uuugh... Round... I saw something round...
Rolling... Rolling around... Uuuugh...

Elisabeth
...I can't tell her to leave with the pyramid right now...

Elisabeth
Let's have her rest here until her emotional scars heal.

Mash
Once Halloween starts, she might calm down a little bit too.

Mash
Yes, let's all have a very fun Halloween for her sake too!

Caesar
Very well!
So who should I trick—I mean, persuade?

Caesar
I haven't made much of an appearance lately!
My wit is so sharp right now, it's on par with a Lancer!

Mash
You should stay away until Cleopatra's emotional scars heal...

Fou

Fou...