You wipe the sweat off your brow and turn the key with your free arm, almost finished moving the boxes. The task had been far more grueling than you’d expected, given that you were only relocating the belongings of a single member of the Church. Even if he was an Executor, surely there was some sort of limit to the amount of equipment he could bring?On second thought, perhaps there was no restriction in this case. The man in question is Agrippa Brigante, a professional heretic hunter dispatched by the Church to participate in the upcoming Holy Grail War. Your mother informed you of the arrangement and that a residence had been prepared for the man on school grounds. You find the wisdom of locating a Master’s base in the middle of a boarding school full of defenseless teenagers dubious at best, but the decision is well out of your hands.Mr. Brigante had some business to attend to, so his belongings arrived before he did today. As you are the only fit young man on school grounds who Mom knows is already aware of the world of magic, she decided that transportation of Mr. Brigante’s luggage to his room should fall to you.Under one of your arms is the last container of the bunch. You’ve primarily been handling boxes bigger than your torso, so this one is relatively small. Rather than packing tape, it’s sealed with duct tape, and marked “FRAGILE” on all sides in large, red letters. An attached note from Mr. Brigante instructed that this package should be hidden and he should be the only one to handle it from then on, but Mom had other ideas...“You won’t drop it, will you? So who cares?”Thus you carry an item you explicitly shouldn’t have into a den prepared for a professional heretic hunter looking to join a magical battle royale. Ignoring the wishes of someone so dangerous makes the cardboard feel wrong in your hand. It’s highly unlikely that anyone will get curious and open this most precious cargo, but to prevent any cats from being killed you decide to lock it away in the basement until Mr. Brigante’s arrival.You walk through the humble room, sporting only a simple arrangement furniture and the boxes you brought earlier, to the door in the opposite corner that leads downstairs. After unlocking the door and pocketing the key, you move a nearby mop and bucket of water out of the door’s swinging arc. When you raise your head and open the door, you see a man standing in the entranceway. It’s a bit startling, since you didn’t hear him approach at all - he made no sound climbing the stairs outside or even stepping onto the hardwood floor.
Evening sunlight pours in behind him, casting a shadow over his front, but you can tell that he’s about your height, with black hair, dark priestly clothes, and a similar dark cassock, though he lacks a Roman collar. You guess that this is Agrippa Brigante. He’s looking at the package in your arm. Hopefully, he’ll understand why you didn’t obey his instructions once you explain. First, though, you should introduce yourself.“Hello,” you begin. “Might you be-”You’re cut off as his eyes meet yours and he reaches into his cassock, drawing out a familiar red hilt - a Black Key!You begin to panic. You’ve barely gotten a word out of your mouth and he’s actually trying to kill you!? Magical energy flows out of the red hilt, materializing the long blade of the throwing sword. With no time to think, you defend yourself by…>>...blocking with your own Black Keys!>>...dodging with Reinforced limbs!>>...using the box as a shield!
>>3678095>>>...blocking with your own Black Keys!Oh shit, another Fate quest?Nice.
>>3678095>>...blocking with your own Black Keys!
>>3678095>>...using the box as a shield!
>>3678095>>...using the box as a shield!Oooooh, I hope we pull a Waver on this guy's catalyst.
>>3678095>...blocking with your own Black Keys!>Another Fate questTough shoes to fill, but one can believe. Time to EXECUTE
With one hand still occupied, you thrust the other into your unzipped hoodie and withdraw three of your own Black Keys. You fan them out like claws, not waiting to unleash their blades. Agrippa steps forward out of the light and launches his sword. Armed, you swing and deflect the projectile with your blades, just like your mother taught you. The missile clatters down the stairs. Agrippa looks shocked and impressed at your move for a moment before his face hardens into a conviction. Your prowess with Black Keys seems to have solidified you as a threat in his mind.Agrippa draws two more keys, one for each hand. Unsure if you can block two separately aimed projectiles with just one claw, you begin retreating down the stairs backwards. Agrippa isn’t far behind, following you down the flight of stairs into the stone lower floor.Though they are awkwardly weighted, Agrippa clearly has experience wielding Black Keys as close-quarter weapons. He slashes at you repeatedly, thankfully hindered by the wall on one side and the ceiling of the stairwell in the other. You’re skilled enough to fend off the strikes as they come. But this is unsustainable - he’ll kill you as soon as you reach the bottom and there are no longer nearby walls. You throw the package off the side of the stairs, partly to free your other hand and partly as a distraction.The ploy works - seeing the cardboard box fly through the air, Agrippa throws one of his swords to skewer it against a wall and spare it from impact. Down one sword and momentarily overextended, you get a chance to slash his arm with your makeshift claw. Grunting in pain, Agrippa quickly redoubles his assault, now including thrusts. It’s a struggle to stop his pokes with your blades as a fan. You hear a thud somewhere else in the basement, but you can’t investigate now.Your footing steadies upon reaching the bottom. A well-timed slash forces you away from the stairs, allowing Agrippa down too. You reach your free hand into your hoodie to grab more Black Keys, but Brigante strikes from above. You parry, but with your attention focused up, he kicks you from the side. Hard.You sail halfway across the room and hit the floor sideways, your swords slipping from your hand. The pain is such that you think your ribs might be broken, but you didn’t hear anything crack. As you try to stand, you realize that you’re in the beginnings of a magic workshop. Of most immediate note, someone already set up a summoning circle for Agrippa. Suddenly, you move wrong, and you falter in your attempt to stand. You drop to your knees, one hand on your wounded side and the other on the cold floor. Brigante is halfway over to you, but stops dead in his tracks, his eyes on your grounded hand. You look down and notice that the box from earlier has fallen apart on the wall, and its contents rest under your fingers. It’s…
>>...a red cloth.>>...a chunk of iron with one smooth, concave face, inscribed with a rune.>>...a damaged human vertebra.>>...a piece of faded leather.>>...a blade from an axe.>>...a carbuncle.
>>3678459>>...a damaged human vertebra.
>>3678154It's not my intention to compete, but I get that City Akeldama/Awakening Mirror has set the bar pretty high. I'm hoping that I can provide an enjoyable experience despite the standard it sets, and if I live up to it, all the better.
>>3678459>>...a chunk of iron with one smooth, concave face, inscribed with a rune.
>>3678459>...a chunk of iron with one smooth, concave face, inscribed with a rune.>>3678513Well, I'm excited for the quest either way.
>>3678459>>>...a damaged human vertebra
>>3678459>>>...a chunk of iron with one smooth, concave face, inscribed with a rune.
>>3678459>...a damaged human vertebra.>>3678513I hold a healthy amount of contempt for anything related to Fate, so my opinion can only go up
Rolled 1 (1d2)Oh shit nigger a new Fate quest!>>3678459Hmmm, choices to be had. Not sure what to exactly make from each so I'll leave it up to the dice gods for these two 1.>>...a piece of faded leather.2.>>...a chunk of iron with one smooth, concave face, inscribed with a rune.
>>3678566Wrong thing for the first option mean't>>...a damaged human vertebra.Not sure what to make of this one really. Should try to work out an idea for each of these but may be pressed for time
>>3678554Welcome! I hope you like what I have to offer. It's my own special spin on Autism Bait: The Franchise.>>3678575It looks like the vote is pretty much decided, but I'm going to leave it open for 20-30 minutes more if you guys would like to discuss. If not, just say so and I'll call it.Each of these items is a piece of something (or someone, in the case of the vertebra) that appears in the legend of the Servant they summon.>>3678459I'd also like to amend the description of the leather to better reflect its age.>>...a piece of ancient leather.
>>3678647I don't anyone's got much to say and I just went with the spookiest option so you're probably good to go
>>3678647Lets call it.
>>3678647Let's get going Int, so are these all original Servants or is there a few from actual canon Fate proper?
A cracked piece of bone rests under the tips of your fingers - a human vertebra. This must be the catalyst Brigante intended to use to summon a Servant. Agrippa, shaking off his hesitation, begins to move toward you again. He may outclass you in strength and skill, but if you had a Servant at your side, then he couldn’t murder you like this-At that thought, something pulses inside of you. An instant later, a rush of magical energy crashes over you like a tidal wave, and you feel your own being drained. Agrippa stops dead in his tracks, his eyes staring past you in fear. From behind you, the clanking of armor advances and stops at your side. You look up to lay eyes on a member of the strongest class of familiars.Above you stands a beautiful young woman in full Japanese armor, like a samurai. Her long hair is black as night, and her eyes are a blood red. Curiously, you sense the presence of magical energy swirling about her head and hair, but don't think much about it at the moment. In her hands is a massive blade with a length of at least a meter. She glances down briefly at the bone under your left hand and the bright red mark that now branded on your skin. Wordlessly, the woman looks back to Brigante.Your would-be killer, terrified, steadies his stance and raises his blade to protect himself. With his injured arm, he draws another Key, adding it to his defense before suddenly throwing the blade in his good arm at you--except before he can complete the motion, the woman catapults from your side directly to her opponent, delivering a clean, vertical bisection. The result is a grisly scene. His halves collapse to the floor as blood begins rapidly pooling between them, and organs spill out accordingly. Your Servant flicks the blood from her blade and sheathes it, calmly stepping back from the mess as it spreads.>>You’ve seen some deaths, but nothing on this level. You’re perturbed, but you manage to recover.>>Death is new to you. It takes everything you have to avoid vomiting.
>>3678874>>You’ve seen some deaths, but nothing on this level. You’re perturbed, but you manage to recover
>>3678874>>You’ve seen some deaths, but nothing on this level. You’re perturbed, but you manage to recover.I mean if we have training in the Keys its not like were a virgin to all this.
>>3678874>Death is new to you. It takes everything you have to avoid vomiting.Lets say we're a trainee
>>3678765Almost all of the Servants are original. There's one that has appeared in another Fate property, but I've made a few alterations.
>>3678874>>You’ve seen some deaths, but nothing on this level. You’re perturbed, but you manage to recoverI only wish to REJOICE
>>3678874>>You’ve seen some deaths, but nothing on this level. You’re perturbed, but you manage to recover.I wish there was a "COOOOOL" choice.
>>3678926Me too. Why can't we play a gleeful psychopath.>>3678900...Can we?
>>3678874>>Death is new to you. It takes everything you have to avoid vomiting.
>>3678874>Death is new to you. It takes everything you have to avoid vomiting.
>>3678950>Why can't we play a gleeful psychopath.Since there will always be someone to complain about it far more than those who'll enjoy it
>>3678886>>3678954>>3678961And just to make sure, what reasons do you all have for going in this option? We have training in the Black Keys so it stands to reason that seeing death isn't something that's new to us, so why go for this one?
>>3678950>Why can't we play a gleeful psychopath.Because Mom raised you better than that.>...Can we?Sorry, but no.>>3678926It won't come from you, but play your cards right and you might get to see some.
>>3678874>You’ve seen some deaths, but nothing on this level. You’re perturbed, but you manage to recover.Oh? A new Fate quest? Looking good so far, Integer.
>>3678979>so it stands to reason that seeing death isn't something that's new to us,Is it?Overprotective Mom for one
>>3678874>Death is new to you. It takes everything you have to avoid vomiting>>3678979I just like being green
It’s a horrid sight. Though you’ve seen brutal killings, never before have you seen the entire contents of a human body put on full display. You do your best not to think about the visible cross-section of the brain as you force down the nausea. Agrippa is hardly the first death you’ve seen. You bring to mind the magus who tried to set up a magic circle around the academy. Mom nearly took his head off before he died. Then there was the woman who tried to ritually sacrifice you. You were lucky to only see the aftermath of Mom carving up her womb in retaliation. If you held it in those other times, you can hold it in now.Though you’ve managed to suppress your reaction, it’s still hard to stand up. Brigante really did a number on your flank. The Servant turns, noticing your discomfort, and hurries over to you.“Oh! Master, my deepest apologies.” She bends down to take your hand and help you rise. Her voice is poised yet earnest; it’s surprisingly comforting, though her manner of speaking is abnormally stiff. “To ignore you when you’re in pain is unforgivable, but please understand it was to strike down your enemy. I fear the environment is now unworthy of your presence. Let us leave this place.”You have no objections to making your exit, and even if you did you’re still too overwhelmed to speak at the moment. She leads you by the hand around Agrippa’s remains, barely skirting the crimson puddle, and out of the basement. Once you’re upstairs again, a little bit of tension leaves you. The smell of blood has yet to waft up here. Oblivious to your emotional state, the Servant stops you and stands a few feet in front of you.“This will do. I believe introductions are in order. I am your Servant, Saber. Please allow me to fight at your side.” As she finishes, she bows to you in spite of her armor. It finally sinks in that you’ve been contracted to a Servant.And that’s when the anxiety starts to settle in as well. Agrippa's violent death and the lingering pain had distracted you up until now, but now you understand clearly that you've just been forced into a worst-case scenario. Mom explicitly forbid you from entering the Holy Grail War, and now you’ve disobeyed her, even if it was an accident! She might kill you before anyone in the War gets a chance!If you had actually intended to become a Master, you would probably be able to accept your position with pride. But since you didn’t...>>”No need to bow like that. My name's Edgar. Nice to meet you.”>>Bow to her in kind. “I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”>>”Oh man, Mom is gonna kill me for this.”
>>3679086>>Bow to her in kind. “I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”
>>3679086Hate to nag Int but the vote was 5 Seen death before, 4 Green>>”No need to bow like that. My name's Edgar. Nice to meet you.”
>>3679086>Bow to her in kind. “I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”
>>3679086>>Bow to her in kind. “I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”>>3679093It's very likely that last vote came in as he was writing looking at the times
>>3679085I get the appeal, but I think that it's honestly boring for a while to just be some rookie. I want to have experience under our belt so there wouldn't have to be the whole '''moral quandary''' of killing people when we're in the middle of the Grail War
>>3679093>Agrippa is hardly the first death you’ve seen.
>>3679086>Bow to her in kind. “I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”Edgar must be one heck of a prodigy, summoning a Servant without the ritual like that. Or he's got an artifact in him like Shirou, anyway. Fun, regardless!
>>3679109The way it appears it seemed more like the later option of the vote had won
That's all for tonight, folks! I won't be up this late in the future, and my schedule will probably be inconsistent while I try to figure things out, but I'll try to regularize it as soon as possible.>>3679093Don't worry about it. You have seen death before, though. That first paragraph is all about what you've witnessed. If the other option had won out, you wouldn't have made it out of the basement on your own two feet, and you wouldn't be thinking about facing Mom yet. You've seen people die, but you haven't seen the inside of a human brain, and you definitely didn't know what the spinal cord looked like before just now.>>3679010Thanks! I'll try to keep it up.
>>3679086>”Oh man, Mom is gonna kill me for this.”We just have to win before she realizes we were even involved
>>3679115Thanks for running, Ill keep an eye out
>>3679086>>Bow to her in kind. “I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”>>”Oh man, Mom is gonna kill me for this.”
>>3679115Its seems like we get overprotective mom anyway so that makes me happy. So far so good QM I'm off to sleep.Thanks for running
>>3679102Adding>”Oh man, Mom is gonna kill me for this.”It's just too cute not to>>3679115Thanks for running!
>>3679086>>Bow to her in kind. “I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”Momserker is gonna freak.
>>3679086>>Bow to her in kind. “I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”Hell yeah, we got a Saber!I assume the other Catalysts would have resulted in different classes?
>>3679816Yes. Each catalyst would have summoned a different Servant of a different class.
>>3678874>Japanese Armour>Long Black Hair>Red Eyes Saber Nobu?
>>3681445Saber is too respectful to be Nobu. It'll be someone with a legend related to their hair, or to being decapitated, given "the presence of magical energy swirling about her head and hair."
>>3681462Don't forget that different classes or aspects of a hero can act radically different to different aspects of the same hero. Take a look at Gil.Unsure on the swirling magical energy though.Other than full Demon Nobunaga getting red hair I don't have anything.
>>3681482Arrogance is a defining aspect of every part of Nobunaga's life, though. When he was young and weak his arrogance earned him the nickname "Fool of Owari," and once he gained power it partly led to his being known as the "Demon King of the Sixth Heaven" and his betrayal by Akechi. I can't imagine any version of Oda Nobunaga behaving as humbly as Saber does.
You would be dead if not for Saber. It’s only fair that you return her formality. You bow to her as she does to you, mimicking her posture.“I am Edgar. Thank you for saving my life.”Saber’s head jerks up at your movement. “P-Please, Master, do not humble yourself so! I am but your lowly Servant!” Her reaction is surprisingly fast. Flustered, she thrusts herself into a deeper bow than before. “My sincerest apologies for bringing such shame upon you!”She appears very dedicated to her role as your subordinate. Her conceptions about your respective positions and how they relate to each other are obviously foreign and antiquated. You’ve never been revered like this, causing you to hesitate for a moment and think about how to proceed with your conversation. You hope the awkwardness of your exchanges will sort itself out in time.Your left side abruptly throbs, the wound aggravated by the posture you’re holding. A grunt of pain escapes your mouth as you put your hand back over the injury. Your Servant reacts immediately. Breaking from her lowered stance, she strides over to you, her countenance now stern and the blush rapidly fading from her face. Your many vocalizations of surprise and embarrassment during what follows are completely ignored.Saber effortlessly picks you up by your armpits and deposits you like a mother might her child on the only desk in the room. Her colorful red gauntlets vanish as she begins to probe your torso with lithe, pale fingers. As you sit, your hoodie is pushed aside and your shirt pulled up so she can examine the area directly.After a few seconds of inspection, she calmly states, “This needs to be treated.”>>Mom taught you healing magecraft to supplement your combat spells. You can fix this on your own.>>As far as magecraft goes, Mom focused mostly on your combat abilities. You’ll need her to take care of this.
>>3681685>Mom taught you healing magecraft to supplement your combat spells. You can fix this on your own.The most essential ability for a Master is staying alive. Healing magecraft is very useful, even if it is highly inefficient in terms of magical energy.
>>3681685>>As far as magecraft goes, Mom focused mostly on your combat abilities. You’ll need her to take care of this.
>>3681685>As far as magecraft goes, Mom focused mostly on your combat abilities. You’ll need her to take care of this.
>>3681685>As far as magecraft goes, Mom focused mostly on your combat abilities. You’ll need her to take care of this.Look, I'm all for being a psuedo part of the church. But we aren't going FULL Kotomine Kirei.
>>3681685>Mom taught you healing magecraft to supplement your combat spells. You can fix this on your own
>>3681685>>Mom taught you healing magecraft to supplement your combat spells. You can fix this on your own.
>>3681685>>As far as magecraft goes, Mom focused mostly on your combat abilities. You’ll need her to take care of this.MOMMY
>>3681916No. Bad mommyfag.
>Fate/Awakening MirrorLolicon quest>Fate/OvergrowthOedipus questNice contrast. Really setting up the "rival Fate QMs" feel.>>3681685>Mom taught you healing magecraft to supplement your combat spells. You can fix this on your own.
>>3681956Now all we need is a faggot Fate quest to complete the trinity.
>>3682048I don't feel like want a quest where you summon Astolfo.
>>3682058>thinking astolfo is a decent trap
>>3682067>thinking there's such a thing as a "decent trap"
>>3682058They could summon D'Eon or Clayboi instead.
>>3682088>D'eonno>Enkidutoo fucking overpowered.
>>3682100>Too fucking overpowered.So the perfect and rational choice>>3681685>>Mom taught you healing magecraft to supplement your combat spells. You can fix this on your own.
>>3682289>So the perfect and rational choiceEnkidu would probably kill us the moment we summoned him just from mana drain
Your training has been so combat-focused up to this point in your life that you don’t know any healing magecraft - at least, not yet, but you might in a few years. Modern medicine could heal your wound, but it would take too long. You’re going to need to ask Mom to fix it for you. Naturally, she’s going to discover that you’re a Master the next time you meet. The impending encounter worries you, but you’d need to tell her sooner or later anyway.“I know someone who can help,” you say, pushing your Servant away from you. Saber appears to snap to a different state of mind, as though just realizing her actions were embarrassing. She stiffens and lowers her head, face turning red again. You gently lower yourself from the desk. Before you leave, you close the basement door and lock it. Can’t have anyone walking in on the mess before the Church has the chance to cover up what happened. You should also avoid walking around in broad daylight with a Servant. She’d draw attention from men just by being as pretty as she is - the white and red samurai armor she wears will arouse too much suspicion for comfort.“Saber, we’re going out. Please dematerialize,” you ask of your Servant.“At once,” she replies, and vanishes before you can finish your breath.Exiting the small building and locking its door too, you begin your painful trek across the grounds of Saint Longinus Academy. The sunset washes over the campus, which encompasses the better part of a large hill and is surrounded by a high stone wall. Thankfully, the clerical residences on campus are all on top of the hill with the academic buildings, so you won’t have to climb to your destination. Student dormitories and athletic fields are at the foot of the great earthen mound, though oddly enough the gymnasium remains up here.You walk with a slight limp to the church on campus - yes, a full church, to accommodate the many students at Sunday mass - and make your way inside. The interior is that of a typical church. Rows upon rows of brown wooden pews, white walls, and stained glass windows altering what they can of the sun’s dying rays. The lights haven’t been turned on within the church, and in the muddled darkness you spot your mother. She paces to and fro in front of the altar, as though mulling over a frustrating decision.Noticing your pained movement as you enter, she hurries down the aisle to meet you. You only make it about a third of the way to the front before slumping down in the nearest pew.“Where are you hurt?” her authoritative voice more like a command than a question. You expose your injury and she wastes no time placing her hand on it and casting her magic. “Just relax. This will be over in a jiffy.” You can only respond with a grunt. Light emanates from the point of contact as your discomfort fades, the glow revealing her green eyes and long brown hair.“How’d it happen?” she asks concernedly as you slump back and exhale in relief.
“I was attacked at Mr. Brigante’s residence,” you begin. You put your hands on your knees to stand up, but at that moment Mom’s hand shoots forward like a viper and clamps around your left wrist.“Edgar, what the hell is this?!” your mother demands, yanking your command spell to her face. She turns to you in a rare, sudden outburst. “You know I don’t want you involved in this war! I’m already the overseer! Our family is deep enough into this shit without you putting yourself at risk, too! Did that lout Brigante put you up to this?!”Your mother quickly arrives on the verge of tears. As her eyes water, yours catch movement behind her. The darkness shimmers as Saber reappears. Her sword isn’t drawn yet, but she seems concerned for your safety nonetheless.>>Explain to your mother that you became a Master in self-defense.>>Apologize and explain that the whole thing was an accident.>>Tell Saber to stand down. You don’t want to risk her acting rashly and hurting your mother.
>>3682415>Tell Saber to stand down. You don’t want to risk her acting rashly and hurting your mother.Please don't bisect my ma seibah-san
>>3682415>Tell Saber to stand down. You don’t want to risk her acting rashly and hurting your mother.
>>3682415>Explain to your mother that you became a Master in self-defense.Clear up misunderstandings first and foremost; Saber should have sufficient restraint without Edgar micromanaging.
>>3682415>>Tell Saber to stand down. You don’t want to risk her acting rashly and hurting your mother.
>>3682415>>Explain to your mother that you became a Master in self-defense.
>>3682415>Tell Saber to stand down. You don’t want to risk her acting rashly and hurting your mother.>Apologize and explain that the whole thing was an accident.
>>3682415>>Tell Saber to stand down. You don’t want to risk her acting rashly and hurting your mother.>>Explain to your mother that you became a Master in self-defense.
>>3682415>>>Explain to your mother that you became a Master in self-defense.Apologize as well.
“Saber, stand down!” You call out to your Servant. Your mother gasps and wheels around, unaware that she had been snuck up on. Saber bows silently and disappears at your command. Mom lets go of your wrist and leans on the pew in front of you, one hand on the wood and the other on her face. She stands in shock; her guard failed her and she could have been killed. Knowing her, she’s already thinking about how to avoid repeating that scenario in the future. You take a deep breath to recover from Mom’s shouting and Saber’s threat to your mother’s life.“It was because of the marked box,” you offer after gathering your thoughts, bringing your mother’s attention back to you. “Mr. Brigante arrived while I was delivering it and attacked me before I could get a word in. He’s the one who dealt me the blow you healed. The package contained his catalyst, and I somehow summoned Saber to defend myself.”“So you didn’t mean to be a Master, then.” Your mother sighs, relieved. Her usual cheer begins to return to her. “Brigante probably thought you wanted to swipe his Servant and pounced you!” She laughs a little. “He tends to jump to conclusions. That’ll be the death of him one day. I’ve gotta teach that bastard a lesson for trying to hurt my son. After that, we’ll give him his Servant back and everything will be hunky-dory. Where is he?”The image of Agrippa’s halves returns to your mind.“Dead,” you say. “He tried to kill me, but Saber was faster.” Mom’s mirth instantly evaporates.“Kill you…?” After a moment, she kicks the pew you’re sitting on twice in frustration. “That damnable rat!” Another kick. “Now I wish I could have killed him myself! Whatever. Let’s get those command spells off of you already and find a replacement Master.”As she reaches for your left hand, you feel a pulse within you akin to the one you felt just before Saber was summoned. A will to fight appears where there wasn’t one before, as if something is spurring you on. You...>>...refuse to withdraw. You don't need it, but you can’t trust anyone else with the power of the Grail.>>...refuse to withdraw. Surely the power of the Grail can be used to help others somehow?>>...refuse to withdraw. You need the power of a Servant to bring down the reckless magi who now threaten the city before they can cause any harm.>>...refuse to withdraw. You may not have explicitly granted Saber's request to fight by your side, but you did so tacitly, and you're a man of your word.>>...suppress the urge and assent to the removal of your command spell. You really have no dog in this fight.
I'm going to need to leave it here. This vote is pretty important, so it's a good one to leave open overnight. I'll be back again tomorrow, so stay tuned!
>>3682657>...refuse to withdraw. You may not have explicitly granted Saber's request to fight by your side, but you did so tacitly, and you're a man of your word.
>>3682657>>...refuse to withdraw. You may not have explicitly granted Saber's request to fight by your side, but you did so tacitly, and you're a man of your word.
>>3682657>...refuse to withdraw. You may not have explicitly granted Saber's request to fight by your side, but you did so tacitly, and you're a man of your word.No option for an actual wish?
>>3682657>...refuse to withdraw. You need the power of a Servant to bring down the reckless magi who now threaten the city before they can cause any harm.Time to kill sem feckin' magi scum
>>3682657>...refuse to withdraw. Even a chance to obtain the power of the Holy Grail would be something worth fighting for. Now that you've been given that chance, there's no other choice but to take it all the way and win the Grail itself. If you gave up the opportunity for that power, youd regret it until your dying day.Hope you take write-ins, QM.
>>3682693Gay.We're a member of the church. And that's FuckingHeresy.
>>3682705>Seeking the Holy Grail is heresy as a member of the churchWhat? Fucking what? I mean, my first reaction has to do with the normal concept of the Holy Grail. It would be the duty of any priest to pursue that if they learned of it. But of course the item in Fate isn't the actual cup that received the blood of Christ.Even so, we know that the Church canonically condones the ritual. The administrate it for that very reason. Logically, if they condone the ritual and oversee it peaceably, it cannot be a heretical ritual; if so, the Church would condemn it and executors would have been working to stop it from the beginning.We also know from the actions of Kotomine Risei that it is not against church doctrine for a member of the church to pursue the Grail itself, as he publically enrolls his son in the War.
>>3682670Edgar's mother, as the overseer and someone who doesn't want him to get hurt, has biased him against the Grail, so he's not inclined to seek it out. The option>>...refuse to withdraw. Surely the power of the Grail can be used to help others somehow?is the one that sets Edgar up with the intent to use the Grail's power in some way. Since Edgar has been raised by a member of the Church, he has a stronger sense of morality than most, and would feel a responsibility to use the Grail for the benefit of others if given the chance. Thus, I gave no option to use the Grail selfishly. Now, that's not to say Edgar can't discover a wish as the war progresses - no option here will lock Edgar out of developing such that he wants to use the Grail, selfishly or otherwise. But this choice sets Edgar's motivation at the beginning of the War, and with his background in mind, I came up with five possibilities for Edgar's starting position.Essentially, Edgar, at the beginning of this quest, is driven not by desire, but by principle. The choices I've provided are intended to reflect that.>>3682693I'm willing to take write-ins for this, but keep the above in mind. Edgar isn't out for himself. Not yet, at least.Now, I'm going to sleep for real this time. I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys decide!
>>3682724Interesting. I would've liked to have more of that backstory and characterization frontloaded, but now you've explained it, I can see where you're coming from more. In that case, I'll switch my vote. >>3682657>...refuse to withdraw. Surely the power of the Grail can be used to help others somehow?
I see two possible Seigi no Mikata seeds.
>>3682657>>>...refuse to withdraw. You may not have explicitly granted Saber's request to fight by your side, but you did so tacitly, and you're a man of your word.
>>3682719Furthermore, the Assembly of the Eighth Sacrament, charged with collecting and managing holy relics, is allowed to involve itself with heretical methods if needed. One of their duties is to investigate any artifacts claimed to be the Holy Grail, so it supervises Grail Wars.Ergo, we can use the Grail if we're a member.
>>3682657>>>...refuse to withdraw. Surely the power of the Grail can be used to help others somehow?
>>3682657>>...refuse to withdraw. Surely the power of the Grail can be used to help others somehow?
>>3682657No one wants to see the bad end caused by opting out?No one wants to see the most brutal death the OP can come up with? Oh well.>>...refuse to withdraw. You may not have explicitly granted Saber's request to fight by your side, but you did so tacitly, and you're a man of your word.
>>3682657>>...refuse to withdraw. You may not have explicitly granted Saber's request to fight by your side, but you did so tacitly, and you're a man of your word.The colour scheme is probably enough to ID the saber for someone that knows Jap historyAnyone fells up to it?
>>3683196I'd like to see how far I could get without a single Tiger Dojo.
>>3683224>Tiger DojoNah m8, we are (nearly) part of the churchWe would be getting school lessons from our mom
>>3682657>...suppress the urge and assent to the removal of your command spell. You really have no dog in this fight.
>>3682719Seeking the Holy Grail is fine.Seeking the Holy Grail to actually use it is less fine.
>>3683324That would be a tricky question, wouldn't it?After all, the Church supervises the Grail War to make sure nobody makes dangerous wishes like "teach everybody magecraft", "make Jesus never exist" or "wake up ORT", so they like magi who want a path to the Root because the Church isn't interested in the Root.Now, if someone were to wish, hypothetically, for everyone to be a faithful Christian forever...
>>3683398Even if the church might want to support it, they still would likely try to shut that wish down. The church doesn't want to start a conflict with the Magi, and the finding the root has been a neutral ground that has been negotiated between the two groups. Look at Fate/Zero, where they worked with a Magi to fully support him even when they had an Executor in the war who could have pushed whatever wish the church wanted.
>>3683200Red and white is a really common color scheme, though. Taira, Ashikaga, and Takeda all spring to mind immediately as clans who used it, and I'm sure there were plenty of others.
“I can’t,” you declare, yanking your hand away before your mother can touch it. “Saber asked to fight by my side, and I didn’t reject her since she saved my life. I can’t go back on my word.” You know it’s probably silly, but to you, honesty is paramount. You’d take a painful truth over a pleasant falsehood any day of the week. Truth is the one thing you prize above all else, and you can’t stand dispensing lies, even lies of omission. Your failure to decline Saber’s request has bound you to fulfill it, or even your silence will become untrustworthy. You expect a sharp rebuke from your mother for standing your ground on something others would find trivial. Instead, she looks utterly heartbroken. Her arms fall limply to her sides.“You’d risk your life for something so stupid…?” Her voice is weak and countenance crestfallen, but her eyes contain a desperate plea. Though you expected her to fight you on this, she remains silent, holding teary eye contact with you. It’s hard for you to subject your mother to this anguish. Sadness and guilt enter your chest, like a knife slowly piercing your heart, but you just can’t allow yourself to become a liar. After a few seconds, she manages to choke out a few words. “Please win. I’m begging you.”Before you can speak up, she turns and starts running to the front of the church. You stand and follow, wanting to reassure or comfort her, but you freeze just before the chancel, unsure what you would say. You can’t even make the promise that you’ll emerge victorious. After all, you might not be able to keep it. Faint sobs fade from your ears as your mother vanishes into the sacristy.There isn’t much sunlight left, but you can see the altar clearly at this distance. You blankly stare at it as your mind returns to the previous conversation. Mom resigned herself to your decision with surprising ease, as though she knew it was pointless to argue. Has she dealt with something like this before?As you ponder, Saber reappears in front of the altar. She’s kneeling this time, and sports a smile that warms your heart almost enough to soothe its sharp ache.“I see now just how much you are sacrificing for my sake. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I swear to bring you victory in return for your kindness.” She places her hands in front of her and lowers her head to just a few inches from the floor, hair spilling around her. This is her deepest bow yet. Your face flushes, still not used to being held in such high esteem, and you fail to formulate a response.After a few moments pass without you speaking, Saber rises to her full height in one motion, crimson eyes meeting yours. “How will we proceed tonight, Master?”
You assume she’s seeking orders regarding action in the War. With Saber now yours, there are two Servants left to be summoned until the war officially begins. However, Mom warned you that Masters, being primarily magi, tend not to wait for the gun if they can gain the upper hand. Saber, it would appear, is eager to fulfill her role as your Servant, and doesn’t care that there’s a formal beginning. Focusing on the war might also help you get over upsetting Mom like you just did.Though you lack information about the War, an idea springs to your mind for how to spend your first night as a Master.>>Remain on school grounds tonight. Technically, the war hasn’t started yet. You should spend tonight taking stock of your arsenal.>>Try the state park to the east of the city. Woods may surround town, but the park has trails and some sizable clearings within the trees. If you wanted to have a secret battle in the night, it would be the perfect location.>>Head to the suburbs west of town. Magi tend to be an affluent lot. Wandering around such homes may draw one out.
>>3684609>Try the state park to the east of the city. Woods may surround town, but the park has trails and some sizable clearings within the trees. If you wanted to have a secret battle in the night, it would be the perfect location.
>>3684609>Remain on school grounds tonight. Technically, the war hasn’t started yet. You should spend tonight taking stock of your arsenal.Lets figure out what Saber can do IC and what we can do OOC
>>3684609>Remain on school grounds tonight. Technically, the war hasn’t started yet. You should spend tonight taking stock of your arsenal.
>>3684609>Head to the suburbs west of town. Magi tend to be an affluent lot. Wandering around such homes may draw one out.
>>3684609>>Remain on school grounds tonight. Technically, the war hasn’t started yet. You should spend tonight taking stock of your arsenal.We need to make a plan, doing this by feel is not an option. Think like a magus.
>>3684609>>Head to the suburbs west of town. Magi tend to be an affluent lot. Wandering around such homes may draw one out.
>>3684609>>Head to the suburbs west of town. Magi tend to be an affluent lot. Wandering around such homes may draw one out.Warriors, come out to play
>essentially going off half-cockedishygddt
>>3684609>>Remain on school grounds tonight. Technically, the war hasn’t started yet. You should spend tonight taking stock of your arsenal.
>>3684609>>>Remain on school grounds tonight. Technically, the war hasn’t started yet. You should spend tonight taking stock of your arsenal.Taking stock seems important.
>>3684609>>>Try the state park to the east of the cityPark bench?
>>3684980>wanting to bench this earlyJesus Christ, anon.
>>3684982Is there anything more Fate-esque than getting in way too far over one's head on the first night?
My apologies, everyone. I was hoping to settle Edgar's loadout tonight, but unfortunately inclement weather has rendered my internet unreliable. I'll have to postpone this until tomorrow. I'll post the next update as soon as I get the chance. In the meantime, the vote is closed - next agenda item is taking inventory.
>>3685185Appreciate the update
Marching into battle unprepared won’t help you. If anything, you’d probably just get yourself killed. Sun Tzu's Art of War - required reading for a kid like you - states that if you know neither yourself nor the enemy, you're cooked. You decide to spend the night reviewing what you have at your disposal.“Tonight, we’re staying put,” you relay to Saber. “I want to take stock of our armory before trying to bring anyone down.”“Very well, Master. I will accompany you to our stronghold.” Saber bows yet again as she dematerializes. She does that an awful lot, doesn’t she?There’s a back door in the sacristy for those who live in the building behind the church like you, but you decide against using it. Instead, you exit the church the way you came. Conveniently, though right next door, your residence is undeniably in another building, so it’s not against the rules to have your Servant there. Its proximity to the protected church is likely to give your foes some pause. Even better, several experienced members of the Church share your place of residence, as do some civilians. That provides you with both a quality Bounded Field to alert you of intruders, plus two other deterrents to Masters who might try to hunt you down.The residence hall is oriented perpendicular with the south-facing church. You circle around its front to enter. It’s a habit of yours to lock the door behind you, even though it’s been enchanted to do so automatically should someone forget. The hallway is simplistic and wooden. Locating any given room is never difficult, since they’re all arranged side-by-side in a straight line on any given floor. Yours is on the second level, so you waste no time ascending the stairs. Once inside your room with the door locked, Saber appears and begins to poke around. It’s a rather austere arrangement, much like a college dormitory. A thin entrance hall provides access to a tiny but fully-equipped bathroom and a closet. The slim space opens into a larger square one. Saber looks over the none-too-flashy wooden desk, the wooden dresser of a clashing brown shade, and the bookshelf of a third color. A lone window is on the far wall, allowing the sun to serve as your alarm clock. Wedged beneath the window, twin-size with plain white sheets, sits the bed. Though Saber seems unimpressed with the room, she appears to have a particular disappointment with this last article.Letting her investigate the surroundings, you open your closet, pushing your regular clothes all the way to one side. In the back corner is a box containing...>>...a black frock and pants, covered in the Church’s protection spells. A gift from Father McManus that provides some physical protection.>>...an enchanted compass. Its needle points to sources of hostile intent directed towards its holder. A gift from Father McManus to protect against less visible threats.>>...an anti-magic amulet. A gift from Sister Gloria to guard against magi.
>>3687689>>...a black frock and pants, covered in the Church’s protection spells. A gift from Father McManus that provides some physical protection
>>3687689>>...a black frock and pants, covered in the Church’s protection spells. A gift from Father McManus that provides some physical protection.
>>3687689>>...an anti-magic amulet. A gift from Sister Gloria to guard against magi.An executor-in-training shouldn't have problems on the physical side, so it's mental interference and curse craft we'll have to worry about.
>>3687689>>...an enchanted compass. Its needle points to sources of hostile intent directed towards its holder. A gift from Father McManus to protect against less visible threats.
>>3687689>...an anti-magic amulet. A gift from Sister Gloria to guard against magi.Definitely this one. It might not guard against a Caster but it'll be something
>>3687689>...a black frock and pants, covered in the Church’s protection spells. A gift from Father McManus that provides some physical protection.
>>3687689>...an anti-magic amulet. A gift from Sister Gloria to guard against magi.
>>3687689>>>...an enchanted compass. Its needle points to sources of hostile intent directed towards its holder. A gift from Father McManus to protect against less visible threats.
>>3687689>>>...an anti-magic amulet. A gift from Sister Gloria to guard against magi.>Magic Resistance D: Cancels Single-Action spells. Magic Resistance of the same degree of an amulet that rejects magical energy.We've obviously got to pick this. Magic Resistance D as a human would be HUGE
>>3687689>...a black frock and pants, covered in the Church’s protection spells. A gift from Father McManus that provides some physical protection.If we allow ourself to get magick'd we're cooked anyways
>>3687822The compass is leagues worse. The compass gives you a cardinal direction only, and no active protection. Plus you need to be looking at a compass for it to do any good. It's the equivalent of "oh, shit, there's bad news that way!" Then you get sniped by a Gandr from 100 yards. Compare to the amulet, where the Gandr just doesn't affect you, and you now know that there's someone gunning for you.
>>3687884I will clarify that "hostile intention" refers to those who are currently trying to directly harm you with their actions. For example, if someone is trying to lure you into a trap, they're actively trying to harm you and will trigger the compass. It's not a lie detector, but if the purpose of the lie is to convince you to walk into a pit of spikes, the compass will react. It can warn you about much more than the other two options at the expense of being completely useless once it comes time to defend yourself.
Frock and pants>>3687706>>3687714>>3687750>>3687863Compass>>3687740>>3687792Amulet>>3687720>>3687747>>3687758>>3687814We're currently tied 4-4 between the clothes and the amulet. I'll give it a few more minutes for the tie to break before I just flip a coin.
>>3687931Switch from compass to amulet.
You take the lid off the box, revealing the anti-magic amulet given to you by Sister Gloria. Since your mother is an Executor, Sister Gloria was worried about “sly vermin” trying to use you as leverage, a target for vengeance, or otherwise act out their nefarious intentions. It’s not too impressive to look at; to the untrained eye, it appears to be no more than a cross hanging from a necklace. Its power is undeniable, though, and has spared you from more than one Gandr shot in the past. You place it around your neck and tuck it into your shirt to prevent it from bouncing around too much.Next, you move over to your desk. The top drawer contains various office supplies which you push aside to reach the false bottom. Inside is a single notebook on elemental magic. Your element is...>>Fire.>>Water.>>Earth.>>Wind.
>>3688077>water Earthfags go home
>>3688077>more than one Gandr shotI wonder what's brought Edgar into conflict with the Edelfelt family.
>>3688130/ourguy/ is our here executing my man
>>3688130In the lore nowadays Gandr has basically been turned into magic missileFuckin modern type moon.
>>3688143That makes no sense;' it's canonically known only by the Edelfelts and Tohsakas.
>>3688077>all these dirtfagsGross.>>Wind
Remember that Water is the best elemental affinity for anything relating to the human body; if we want to Reinforce ourselves, Water is the best for that; and that's not considering what it can do to the enemy.
>>3688150*laughs in gacha*
>>3688164Isn't that OVA non-canon? She didn't use gandr in the game IIRC, and that OVA also has a bunch of totally off-model altered Servants, including a version of EMIYA that was directly contradicted later.Otherwise, what the fuck? The Animuspheres are focused on astrological techniques, why would they know a curse of illness?
>>3688170I mean, the Chaldea Combat Uniform mystic code in the game comes with a built in Gandr.I wasn't joking when I said it's become magic missile.
>>3688170Also EMIYA (alter) wouldn't look the same as EMIYA alter.One is EMIYA that got dunked in grail mud.The other is EMIYA after having a really bad day because he killed a cult and somehow is even edgier. And uses guns (???)
3 for Wind, 4 for Water, 5 for Earth. If we pool our votes, we can make sure Earth doesn't get it!>>3688192>And uses gunsI hate Demiya
>>3688200Switching from >>3688161 to Water.
>>3688122Switching to water
> disgusting vote trading alreadyNever change /qst/
>>3688220It's a lovely feature of /qst/
>>3688240It's a feature of any system with votes. Coalitions in parliamentary government spring to mind.
>>3688240>earthfags saltyApt. Given the mineral.
>>3688077>>>Earth.I wanted to say fire, but no one here seems to like that.
>>3688840Same here. I will change to fire if people vote for it.
You flip through the notebook. Your element is Water. Pure elemental magic, as your Earth-aligned mother’s specialty, has been the focus of much of your training. At first, that was a concern, since in its material form water lacks obvious martial applications like Fire or Wind. For a reason you have yet to uncover, however, you’ve never been able to materialize water as such. Confusingly, any attempt to do so instead results in ice. As a weapon, ice is far more directly useful than water, and can be applied in some similar ways to Earth, so your mother decided to roll with it. The ruled paper details some of the tricks you’ve developed. Alteration of the environment gets a lot of attention, such as creating a mound or wall for cover or coating patches of ground in ice to render terrain hazardous. If you run out of Black Keys, you can start throwing shaped icicles instead.You feel that something is lacking, though. Various other forms of magecraft exist, but you have yet to branch out since you still don’t quite understand your own. Your elemental magic can only make ice, which isn’t even an element, and you've not a clue as to why. This strange condition has shaken your faith in magecraft, and you’re hesitant to try other forms. What if their results are just as confusing, or they backfire? If you could solve the wintry puzzle, you might be able to better realize your magical potential in a variety of areas, but you doubt that you’ll figure it out by yourself.You close the notebook and return the drawer to its original state, realizing the sun disappeared from view long ago. Checking your watch, you see that it’s ten o’clock at night. Most students should be in their rooms by now. Two hours remains until you yourself should go to sleep. Though you've been granted special exception to stay in a faculty building with no curfew or lights out, you'll still need to be ready for school in the morning. But what to do in the meantime?>>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.>>Check Brigante’s belongings for info on other Masters.>>Just go to sleep. The rest can wait until morning.>>Something else? (Write-in)
>>3690309>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.
>>3690309>>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.Time for the guessing game.
>>3690309>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.And hopefully after this conversation,>Check Brigante’s belongings for info on other Masters.
>>3690309>>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.Inb4 she's Chinese
>>3690309>>>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.Tell us your secrets, Samurai Waifu.
I suppose I may as well provide a disclaimer for the future:I don’t have access to all the Fate-related side material. It’s entirely possible that something in this quest will be inconsistent with established Nasuverse lore as set forth in the material I lack. Should I make an error, then by all means, correct me; I don't want to be wrong if I can help it. However, I won’t necessarily retcon the discrepancy if I deem that it would be too disruptive.That said, I'm quite confident there is no issue with the presence of the Gandr shots. Take that how you will.
>>3690375Lmao, it's just your own timeline senpai. Retcon bull as you see fit.
>>3690375Writing magic in the system is tough because there's a lot of information Nasu hasn't given us, while the information he has given us is pretty vague. Since you're doing your own timeline instead of FSN's future, I'd recommend keeping CM3 open for reference and filling in the rest of the details as you please.
>>3690375The only things I really have seen so far is our mother dealing with magecraft and us already being capable of materializing black keys from only hiltsFirst can easily be explained by her not being orthodox which is already implied and second being that even Nasu probably forgot that it's not a thing everyone can doIn other words nothing wrong so farSo who wants to bet we will be able to combine whatever causes our ice with black keys by end of the war?
>>3690381Timeline memes sure do come in handy sometimes.>>3690386That's just the kind of freedom I'm looking for. Thanks for the tip!
>>3690309>>>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.>>>Check Brigante’s belongings for info on other Masters.
>>3690309>>>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.I want to know more about my qt3.14 Laotian mana receptacle.
>>Ask Saber about her combat abilities.
Now that you’ve reminded yourself of what you can do, it’s time to learn the capabilities of your partner. Right now, she’s investigating your collection of books, leaning over with both hands behind her back. She appears particularly intrigued with some of your more practical texts, such as The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings. It feels like a bit of a waste to alter the curious expression on her face, but you can’t see it too well from this angle anyway. Her pose is cute, but the best parts of her body are covered by armor, so it could be better too. You withdraw the rolling office chair, the height of your room’s luxury, from your desk and sit in it facing your Servant.“Saber, do you mind if we talk?” Upon hearing your voice, Saber immediately tears herself away from your library. Once she sees that you’re sitting, she kneels without hesitation in the same formal position as when she was in the church earlier. You were going to offer to let her take a seat on your bed, but if she’s more comfortable this way then you won’t question it. It does feel awkward to have her head only reach your stomach while you’re sitting, though.“Of course, Master. What do you need?”“I need to know about your abilities as a Heroic Spirit,” you say, “and I need to tell you about mine as a human. We’ll be able to coordinate most effectively that way.” Don’t know yourself and get toasted, and all that. You begin by explaining your arsenal to Saber; your physical prowess, your training with Black Keys, your anti-magic amulet, and your strange experience and ability with magecraft. Your Servant holds eye contact and listens intensely, not once moving and hardly even blinking while you address her. Now it’s Saber’s turn to enlighten you.“I… would prefer not to go into too much detail about my identity,” she begins, suddenly bashful. “But I will gladly describe my abilities. I am sure you have already guessed that I am a competent swordswoman. As a Saber, my Magic Resistance is fairly high, as is my Riding skill. Though my raw power is likely lower than many Servants, I am sure that I could outclass them in-”Saber’s speech is interrupted by a harsh knock at the door, causing you to whip your head around. The familiar voice of a middle-aged Irishman roars through the door.“Oi, Eddy! Is that a fekkin’ girl I hear?! Open up!”SHIT. Your voice drops to a harsh whisper.“Saber, dematerialize! Now!” Saber lowers her head and vanishes without a trace. Now that he’s suspicious, your uninvited guest won’t leave you alone until he’s been allowed into investigate. You hurry to the door, and as soon as it’s open, Father McManus bursts through.“Father, there’s no girl-”“Horseshite! I know the mating cry of a fox when I hear it!” The exorcist wastes no time poking his head into every nook and cranny in your room. He checks the bathroom, the closet, under the bed...
It wouldn’t be so bad if his inquisition weren’t accompanied by a rant. He prattles on about how one in four teenage girls has an STD, and how having sex with too many partners gives you the mentality of a “pizza conneiseur”. After he’s triple-checked each of the very few locations you could hide a girl, he stops hunting for foxes, but he doesn’t stop talking to you. No, talking at you is a more appropriate phrase.“The problem with daemons is ye can’t fekkin’ see ‘em. The problem with women is that ye can’t help but see ‘em!”Thus your precious time is eaten away, and once his breath is exhausted, he pats you on the shoulder and exits the room. You lock the door and wait a few extra minutes as Father McManus stands outside the door, waiting to hear if he missed something. When you finally hear his footsteps leading away, you sit down again, order Saber to reappear, and resume where you left off.“Yes, Master. As I was saying, my stats may not be as high as other Servants, but I have no doubt that I could outclass the best of them so long as the battle does not draw out. My Noble Phantasm is powerful and yet weak. It takes the form of a tornado of flame that twists and burns my opponent, but its power will not be enough to vanquish an enemy Servant unless you, Master, are watching me intently.”In short, she has solid class abilities and is a powerful fighter in short bursts. The fact that her Noble Phantasm requires your attention could be a problem based on the enemy you’re fighting, but it’s good to know of the limitation. You thank Saber for her explanation and check the time again. The exorcist’s interruption took long enough that you can no longer dig through Agrippa Brigante’s still-packed belongings in time to go to sleep. That’s okay - you’ll have another chance after school tomorrow.You elect to turn in for the night, and just as you’re about to take off your clothes, you remember that Saber is with you now. Servants don’t need sleep, and she doesn’t have a room of her own. You’re going to need to make a decision about where she should be at night.>>Have her stay in the room to guard you.>>Have her guard you from the hall.>>Have her stand guard on the roof.>>Let her do what she wants.>>Ask her what she wants to do, and make a decision based on that.
>>3691233>>Ask her what she wants to do, and make a decision based on that.
>>3691233>Ask her what she wants to do, and make a decision based on that.The decision should be "go with whatever she suggests." Let's not disagree with the professional soldier.
>>3691233>Ask her what she wants to do, and make a decision based on that.
>>3691246This is better wording for the fifth choice.>>3691233I'm amending the fifth choice to read as follows:>>Ask her for her suggestion, and follow her advice.I also forgot to add a write-in option, so I'll add that here too.>>(Write-in)
>>3691233>>Have her stay in the room to guard you.
>>3691233>>Ask her what she wants to do, and make a decision based on that
>>3691233>>Ask her for her suggestion, and follow her advice.
>>3691233>too many partners gives you the mentality of a “pizza conneiseur"Holy kek what a legend. Fr. McManus #1 character.>Ask her what she wants to do, and make a decision based on that.
>>3691897>"conneiseur"I misspelled "connoisseur" that badly? That hurts.
>>3691233>>>Ask her what she wants to do, and make a decision based on that.
Incidentally, given Edgar's inability to break his word and the fact that his elemental magic remains solid at all times, I'm guessing his origin is "Rigidity".The ice thing smacks of the way an origin alters one's magic, and the situation lines up rather nicely. Not sure what else we could do with that, though.
>>3692560If it is Rigidity then we could be pretty great at binding spells and the like, maybe even a way to make yet another flavor of exploding black keysAssuming it is case of origin and not of Crimson Red Vermillion, being from one of demon hunting clans or even just being a really cool dude
>>3691233So was Saber some sort of famous Retainer/Servant/Vassal in life? She already acts very subservient to us, but now it turns out her Noble Phantasm is only at it's most powerful when it's observed by her Master.
On second thought, Saber probably has the best idea for how to handle her nights. It would be best to ask for her guidance on the matter. She’s resumed exploration of your small dwelling after your conversation ended. You’re surprised she’s not finished yet. It’s like she’s trying to memorize every detail.“Saber.” your Servant snaps back to attention as soon as her name leaves your mouth. “How would you like to spend the night?” She hesitates for a moment before responding.“Master, will…” Saber’s voice is meek, contrasting with her posture. “Will the man from earlier be returning tonight?” She showed no signs of it earlier, but Father McManus’ visit earlier appears to have affected her. Did she take his tirade personally, or is she just embarrassed about causing trouble for you?“No, he shouldn’t,” you reply. “Does that make a difference?”“In that case, there will be no problem. Ordinarily, I would respect the privacy of your quarters, but given the potential of an Assassin or Caster to strike while you are unattended I must ask your permission to remain by your side while you slumber.”You’re a bit nervous about having someone watch you while you sleep, but she’s right that sneakier Servants might be able to take advantage of Saber being even one room away.“Alright. I trust your judgement, Saber. I’m counting on you to keep me safe.” At your words, Saber’s face lights up.“Fear not, Master.” Saber bows, her voice upbeat. “You may sleep soundly. No harm will come to you. Good night.” With that, Saber vanishes.You hesitate before undressing. Though Saber is no longer visible, she’s still in the room, and now you can’t tell if she’s looking at you. She did mention respecting your privacy earlier, though, so hopefully she’s turned away at the moment. You disrobe, turn out the lights, and drift off to sleep under the moonlight.
You withdraw your sword from one opponent’s chest just in time to parry the blade of the next. A battle rages around you, mud, blood, and bodies underfoot. Every combatant is moving, making friend nigh indistinguishable from foe. As you fend off your new attacker, another enemy charges from the horde. But you stand your ground; you’re faster and stronger than these men. A war cry roars from your throat, and you strike.
With your mind focused on the Grail War, your morning routine goes swiftly, as does the first half of the school day. You’ve covered the command spells on your left hand with a bandage, claiming you injured it moving boxes the other day. Saber quietly monitors you in spirit form, and nothing really catches your attention until your friend Damien Griffith updates you on the latest rumor.“I hear there was a landslide in the state park last night. It was pretty localized, so not many people are talking about it, but it’s blocked a path that some people in town like to use for their morning jogs.”Normally, information like that wouldn’t transfer into a place as isolated as a walled-in boarding school by lunchtime, but Damien is strikingly well-connected. It’s quite impressive, and often quite useful. While a small-scale landslide probably looks like a simple accident to the masses, you figure it’s probably connected to the Holy Grail War. But now you have something else to investigate after school. What will you spend your afternoon on?>>Go through Brigante’s belongings to find intel on the other Masters.>>Investigate the landslide at the state park while it’s still light out.>>(Write-in)
>>3694200>>Go through Brigante’s belongings to find intel on the other Masters....Now that he's dead, I don't think he'll mind.
>>3694200>>>Go through Brigante’s belongings to find intel on the other Masters.
>>3694200>Go through Brigante’s belongings to find intel on the other Masters.Knowledge is power, lads.
>>3694200>Damien GriffithOh, shit! The antichrist!>Go through Brigante’s belongings to find intel on the other Masters.
>>3694200>>>Go through Brigante’s belongings to find intel on the other Masters.I wouldn't be surprised if there were other masters scouting out that placeLet's at least try avoiding trouble until the war starts
While the landslide is a promising lead, there’s no guarantee that Brigante’s belongings will remain as they are since the overseer needs to cover up his disappearance. You should dig into Agrippa’s materials as soon as you get the chance. Once school is over, you make your way to the deceased Executor’s would-be residence. With the door locked and blinds closed, you’re able to enlist Saber’s help in the search.Many of his belongings are surprisingly useless to you. There are a large number of spare clothes, presumably because he expected that many of his outfits would sustain too much damage to wear a second time. One of the boxes, which you remember being particularly heavy, contains a large number of Black Keys and a typewriter. Black Keys are nice, but all of them will probably be placed with the rest in storage. You know where you’ll find them.“Master!” Saber calls to you excitedly. “I believe I have found dossiers on your enemies!” She places three folders on the room’s desk.You open the first folder, revealing Brigante’s file on a man named Leon Marshall. He’s the Second Owner in this neck of the woods, and the family is rich enough to own an estate towards the edge of the suburbs. Unsurprisingly, they’re rather tight-lipped about their magecraft, but Brigante was able to uncover that it is somehow related to growth.The second concerns Sebastian Blackburn. He’s a spellcaster who makes his living assassinating magi for their rivals and selling the spoils on top of the proceeds. Reinforcement and runes are his magical specialties, and while he doesn't seem particularly strong in either, he's a frightfully intelligent man who can . The notes claim that Blackburn likely possesses a dangerous Mystic Code, but it does not contain details on the weapon.The third file is nearly empty, pertaining to an unnamed Einzbern. There’s very little except for some standard information on the family as a whole - German recluse family, homunculi production, silver hair and red eyes - and that the Master is staying in an unidentified downtown hotel.Your work now finished, you bring the folders with you back to your room before you head down the hill to the dining hall for dinner.
Golden evening light spills through the windows of the refectory. The beautiful glow is a stark contrast to the scene playing out at your table. You eat an unimpressive hamburger across from Damien, who has promised you a “big scoop” in the hopes that you’ll help him find out more on the subject. You refused to make any commitments since it might just be a distraction from the Grail War you’ve already promised to fight in.“This is going to sound crazy,” Damien says between bites of his own burger, “but a guy I know says he saw the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on just last night. Long silver hair, silver dress, and not much older than you or me!”“Silver hair?” you reply, intrigued by a possible lead on the Einzbern master. “Tell me more. Can you trust your source?”“Oooh, now I have your attention!” Damien chuckles. “I’ll keep your preferences in mind from here on.” You sincerely hope he’s not plotting to try setting you up with yet another girl. “Yeah, I can trust this one. He’s not the type to make this stuff up. Lives towards the outskirts of the suburbs, says he looked out the window and saw the gorgeous creature wandering around.”“Is that all?” you ask, disappointed but not surprised that the location of one sighting is all he can give you.“For now, yes. But that’s where you come in. You’ve got a lot more freedom than the rest of us here at school, so I want you to hunt her down and check her out. If she’s a catch, try to get her number and maybe introduce me down the line.”You doubt you’ll be introducing Damien to a homunculus any time soon, let alone one who’s an enemy Master. But he has given you another lead to pursue. Tonight, your plan is to...>>Visit the state park to investigate the landslide, or perhaps battle any Masters who had the same idea.>>Go into the east side of the city proper - downtown. It will likely be too populated to fight, but you might be able to find the hotel the Einzbern is staying in.>>Try the west side of the city proper. It’s mostly businesses and no hotels, so it should be quiet enough for a Servant battle if any other Masters are in the area.>>Head to the suburbs to investigate the supposed Einzbern sighting.>>Even if other Masters have mobilized, it’s still too early to act. Remain on school grounds again tonight.>>(Write-in)
>>3694632>Head to the suburbs to investigate the supposed Einzbern sighting.
>>3694632>>Try the west side of the city proper. It’s mostly businesses and no hotels, so it should be quiet enough for a Servant battle if any other Masters are in the area.Let's not fight the Einzbern until we've seen her Servant.
>>3694632>>>Go into the east side of the city proper - downtown. It will likely be too populated to fight, but you might be able to find the hotel the Einzbern is staying in.Maybe we should ask mom if any other servants got summoned
>>3694632>Go into the east side of the city proper - downtown. It will likely be too populated to fight, but you might be able to find the hotel the Einzbern is staying in.It's a good idea to find out where our enemy is living. Even knowing where they can run to in times of crisis is a great tool to ambush in case they screw up against someone else.
>>3694954>>3695094Recall that the Einzberns always try to cheat by summoning top-ranking Servants or outright impermissible entities.Recall that Saber told us her stats aren't so high, and she's best in short clashes.Now consider what might happen if the Einzberns summoned another Heracles-tier Servant.
>>3695103While this is true, the Einzberns also tend to follow the rules with regards to interactions between Masters, so the Einzbern girl won't send Herc (or whatever busted shit they have this time) out into public. Staying in a populated area is the best choice for now, since Saber's told us that she's not the top physically.
>>3694632>>Go into the east side of the city proper - downtown. It will likely be too populated to fight, but you might be able to find the hotel the Einzbern is staying in.
>>3694632>Go into the east side of the city proper - downtown. It will likely be too populated to fight, but you might be able to find the hotel the Einzbern is staying in.
Once out of your school uniform and into your preferred outfit - hiking boots, blue jeans, a gray undershirt and a black zipped hoodie - you leave campus. Courtesy of your mother’s profession, you have special permission to leave campus any day of the week and come back at any time of night. That will be very useful tonight, because you’re going to be combing downtown. You head south of the school to the city, taking care to avoid the western part of town.Searching for the Einzbern hideout proves to be a long and tiring task. The moderate chill of the spring night doesn’t bother you as much as the zig-zagging path you need to follow. Several hotels are built in this part of the city, but they’re spread out among the office towers and other commercial buildings in the area. There’s no simple route you can take that will allow you to reach each one. Worse is that you have no method to locate the Einzbern save Saber’s inherent ability to sense the presence of other Servants. Unfortunately for you, it seems that the Einzbern is somewhere else tonight - at no point does Saber notify you of a Servant’s presence.Just as you’re about to give up, an idea strikes you. The Einzberns tend to sequester themselves, and they have a large amount of money at their disposal. It’s possible, if not likely, that they spared no expense in arranging their Master’s accommodations. With that in mind, you decide to investigate the tallest, most expensive hotel in town.You hurry across several blocks to the Wayside, easily the most luxurious lodging in the city. Saber still doesn’t alert you of a Servant, but they might just be out right now. You circle the entire building to look for clues. Your sweep reveals a curious phenomenon - no lights are on in any of the rooms on the second floor from the top, and only one is illuminated on the highest level. Mom told you once that it isn’t unusual for magi to buy an entire house to set up defenses while on a visit away from home. Maybe in the same vein, the Einzberns rented out multiple floors of a hotel? Unfortunately, that doesn’t explain why the light is on while the occupant is out. The only other option you have would be to wait in the hotel lobby in the hopes of seeing the Master return, but that would be too time-consuming. You begin the long walk home, scratching your head with your left hand as you ponder ways to confirm your suspicions.
Shortly after your departure, you notice a girl on the sidewalk. She’s about your age, maybe a year or two younger, who’s stunning enough to make even you stop in your tracks. Pale blue eyes and a great face are framed by perfectly cut bangs on the longest golden hair you’ve ever seen. It reaches all the way down to her hips behind her, and down past her shoulders in front. Her outfit is simple, consisting of only a bright red hoodie, yoga pants, and sneakers that match her eyes. Said eyes, you now notice, are looking directly at your hand.Your left hand.Your bandaged left hand, which is on full display and clearly uninjured because of your head-scratching.A devilish grin creeps across the girl’s face.She trots over to your side while you stand immobilized and quickly wraps herself around your free arm, pressing herself against you to maximize contact in every conceivable area.“Your eyes are really pretty,” she flatters. “They’re like emeralds! Your hair is black as a raven’s too. It’s a lovely combination.” Flustered and unprepared, you try to pull away, but her grip is firm and her strength unexpected. You’re not going anywhere now that she’s clinging to you.“Let go…!” you say in between grunts as you struggle, “Who are you, anyway!?”“Don’t be so cold! Guys would kill to be in your position right now, you know~!” she says, the mischievous smirk still painting her features. She’s clearly enjoying this. You try to leverage your arm to make her fingers slip, but to no avail. “I’m Charlotte, since you asked. Say, maybe you can help me with something. See, my friend and I would really like to go to the suburbs tonight, but that pesky Archer is camped out in the western part of the city!”At the mention of a Servant, your embarrassment vanishes, and you stop trying to wrench your arm away. You fall silent as your whole body tenses. You’re dealing with another party in the Holy Grail War now. Charlotte seems quite pleased with your reaction, giggling as she feels your muscles shift under your hoodie.Master! Saber’s voice pops into your mind via the telepathic link between Master and Servant. I can’t sense another Servant! There's no way Charlotte’s Servant isn’t nearby if she’s concerned about a possible attack. That would make her the Master of Assassin.“I’m in danger! If he gets a chance, he’ll just blow me away! My partner can’t do much about arrows, so I have no protection. Do you think you could distract Archer for me for, say, half an hour? If you do, I’ll owe you a biiiiiig favor~! What do you think?”>>Agree to distract Archer for Charlotte.>>Decline to act as a decoy. It’s too dangerous.>>Offer to escort her to the suburbs instead.>>(Write-in)
>>3697229>Offer to escort her to the suburbs instead.Helping without playing along directly. It's the most fun option.
>>3697229>Offer to escort her to the suburbs insteadIf she's trying to dupe us I'd like to be in range to do her in
>>3697229>>Offer to escort her to the suburbs instead.
>>3697229>Offer to escort her to the suburbs instead.
>>3697229>>>Offer to escort her to the suburbs instead.
You weigh your options. Taking on a Servant at the behest of a Master you’ve only just met is insane. How can you possibly trust her? But on the other hand, indebting another Master to you could come in very handy down the line, though you have no guarantee she’s the type to honor her commitments. Then, an idea strikes you - perhaps you can acquire the favor while throwing a wrench into her plans. It’s not like her plan is very safe, anyway.“Distraction won’t be enough,” you begin, your voice composed. “If Archer stops looking at me for even a second, you’ll be at risk. But if we’re together, then my Servant can protect us both. How about I escort you instead?”For a moment, Charlotte looks genuinely surprised, and her grip relaxes. Was she taken aback by your calm reply, anticipating that you would be flustered? Or perhaps she didn’t expect you to consider her safety so thoroughly, let alone offer to shield her directly. Master, you cannot be serious! Saber calls into your mind, astonished. You would let this harlot beguile you?It’s fine, you reply. If she tries to screw us, we kill her.That man was right to fear for your chastity! Saber does not comment again, perhaps assuaged by the chance to kill the girl on your arm if the plan goes awry. As Saber begins to appreciate Father McManus’ concern for you, Charlotte’s composure returns, and the grin reforms.“Oh my~!” She coils back around your arm. “You’re such a gentleman! That sounds wonderful. Let’s get going!”The two of you begin your walk to the suburbs through the empty western part of town, and you try to keep an eye out for any sign of Archer. Charlotte refuses to decouple from your limb as she chats with you. The girl is far more used to making conversation than you are, and as you focus on not getting sniped, she takes the lead in your dialogue.
In the moment, you don’t realize that you’re so guarded against Archer’s impending physical assault that you’ve forgotten to be wary of Charlotte. The girl extracts a good deal of information from you, including your knowledge of town and the surrounding area, where you live, where you go to school, your religious upbringing, your hobby of reading, and your lack of a girlfriend. She even gets you to spill your full name, Edgar Tristan Rood. You don’t learn nearly as much about her, although she does reveal some of the problems men give her.“I get hit on all the time!” she complains as you cross an intersection. “Normally, I’d have my dog take care of it. But right now, I have you to ward them off!” She squeezes your arm into her chest as she finishes her sentence, pale eyes probing yours for a reaction.Your attention is held long enough that it surprises you when Saber materializes on the other side of Charlotte. She executes a swift uppercut to deflect a silver streak from down the road, accompanied by a thunderous clang. Two more arrows follow - Saber sends one careening into a storefront and the other into the road just behind you. The ground shakes from the impact, prompting you to shift your footing to maintain balance. Charlotte’s grip on you tightens as she steadies herself.A fourth projectile strikes a block behind you and one street over. You can’t even see Archer - just how far away is he shooting from? It’s clear you can’t stay here. The small shop the second arrow hit is in shambles, and part of the road has collapsed into the sewer from the third. These shots are more like artillery than simple bow fire.>>Attack Archer with Saber! If you work your way to his position, he won’t stand a chance in a close-range battle.>>Take cover! Wait out the barrage until Archer thinks you’re dead, then start moving again.>>Pick up Charlotte and run! Between Saber defending you and your elemental magic, you can make it to the suburbs>>(Write-in)
>>3699829>Pick up Charlotte and run! Between Saber defending you and your elemental magic, you can make it to the suburbsIf we're going to act gallant, let's max it out.
>>3699829>Pick up Charlotte and go into sewersWith some luck he won't just collapse the whole street before we leaveAlso I am sure Charlotte will appreciate change of sceneryAlso the Archer is possibly hers but that's detail
>>3699829>>>Pick up Charlotte and run! Between Saber defending you and your elemental magic, you can make it to the suburbs>>3699868He probably is, but that's grail wars for ya.
>>3699829Cover and Attack are the Dead Ends, so...>Pick up Charlotte and run! Between Saber defending you and your elemental magic, you can make it to the suburbsI just hope Saber doesn't have any romantic fantasies or she might get jealous.
>>3699829>Pick up Charlotte and run! Between Saber defending you and your elemental magic, you can make it to the suburbs
There’s no time to think. You reach down and bring your free arm behind Charlotte’s legs and twist your arm in her grasp to wrap around her back. A squeal somewhere between confusion and excitement escapes her as you lift her and begin your mad dash west.Saber! We’re running to the suburbs! Cover us!Saber does not reply, instead cutting down bolt after bolt from the north at every intersection. You may lack Reinforcement magic, but you’re strong and well conditioned. You can make a decent pace even with your arms full, and thankfully Charlotte isn’t very heavy. She even eases the burden on your arms by wrapping her arms around your neck to support herself somewhat. Thankfully, Archer doesn’t seem interested in levelling block after block to take down a mobile enemy. Unless you’re crossing an intersection, he doesn’t fire at you. However, it seems Archer is the type to experiment when he struggles to eliminate his enemies. Saber may be protecting you, but with your movement direct and predictable, the sniper can easily obstruct your progress. A corner building is obliterated during a crossing, and large chunks of rubble scatter across your path. Charlotte squeaks in surprise. But changes in the environment are your area of expertise. It’s not hard for you to see where the rubble has fallen and adjust accordingly.You’ve made it past the first obstacle, but there’s no doubt that Archer will manufacture a second. There’s not much time to think, and you have to predict it if you want to escape. You’re in his position, trying to catch a fleeing enemy by shooting their escape route from afar. You can only strike at intersections. Halting them at the intersection with rubble didn’t work. Your next choice… to cave in the road.Now, to counter that possibility, you’ll need to build something in the road’s place. This will be a somewhat large spell, but you’ve cast larger. The dam in your mind bursts, your circuits flooding with magical energy. You begin the incantation, and form in your mind the image of your escape device.“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea.”Charlotte’s hold around your neck tightens, bracing for the spell.“The Lord caused the sea to go back,”You approach the intersection.“And made the sea dry land.”Just as your foot enters the intersection, four streaks hammer into the street, leaving a gaping hole. But you were ready for this. There’s no need to slow down!“Circle Nine!”
The spell cast, your foot crosses over the asphalt void, and ice appears beneath it in a downwards angle. You step confidently down and let yourself slide, both feet now planted. The ramp materializes as you ride it down, gently sloping back up as you progress. Your kinetic energy carries you back to what’s left of the road, and you get back to running as fast as you can.You rack your brain to think of what will come next. Will he try the same trick twice? Will he destroy the building again? What other options does he have?Nothing comes to mind. Unable to counter but unable to stop, you run into the next intersection… and pass uninhibited. Instead, the singing of missiles overhead meets your ears and thunderous booms echo to your left. Archer has begun pummeling a different target. Has Assassin finally decided to materialize? Grateful for the interference, you continue running. No more arrows make you their target as you proceed to the suburbs.~~~Sweat drenches your clothes. You’re completely exhausted. You lean up against a tree in the small grove that you, Charlotte, and Saber have taken refuge in for the moment. The suburbs are very close by - you’ve succeeded in your task of escorting Charlotte. Now you’re just waiting for Assassin to return before you go your separate ways for tonight. In the meantime, however, Charlotte seems quite impressed with your display.“You’re handsome, you’re fit, and you can use strange magic? You’re such a catch! How do you not have a girlfriend?” The golden-haired girl sits on a stump facing you, her elbows on her knees and her hands framing her face as she leans forward.“Master has chosen to focus on more noble pursuits than squandering his time with hussies,” your Servant states venomously, standing guard between the two of you and slightly off to the side. Charlotte remains unfazed.“Aren’t there girls crawling all over you? Oh, maybe that’s it! You don’t have a girlfriend, but instead you have a ton of hookups!”You’re breathing so hard that you can’t speak at the moment, so you have no choice but to watch this strange verbal joust. Charlotte talks to you, and, as you are unable to reply, Saber speaks up in your stead. However, Charlotte summarily ignores her and continues her one-sided conversation with you, enjoying the rise she gets out of Saber with each implication made. Saber, apparently concerned only about your honor, takes the bait every single time.“R-Ridiculous! There is no way Master would..!” Saber’s attentive stance breaks, and her voice trails off as something occurs to her. She turns to you, saying, “It can’t be… Master, is that why that man…?”“So how much experience do you have?” Charlotte, quite pleased with Saber’s reaction, presses on. “Could you make me feel good if I gave you the chance?”
Saber gasps, appalled by the overtness of Charlotte’s suggestion. Before she can retort, a man steps out of the shadows behind the blonde. He looks as though he’s walked straight off the set of a film noir, wearing a fedora, three-piece suit and trench coat, all of which are black. His eyes are hidden by the shadow of his hat’s brim. Perhaps unsure if he can trust you, he pushes the right side of his coat back and places his hand on his weapon. Holstered there is the biggest revolver you’ve ever seen.“It’s time to go,” he says flatly.“Alright, alright,” Charlotte says, standing up from the stump. “But first, let me say a proper thank-you to our most wonderful escort.”You’ve managed to recover somewhat by now, though you’re still breathing through your mouth. The golden girl walks over to you, Saber returning to your side, eyeing Charlotte suspiciously.“Thank you, Edgar. Really,” Charlotte says simply, not two feet away from you. It seems to you that her smirk has started to look like a real smile for the first time tonight. Then, her hands cup your face and she thrusts her tongue through your open lips. The kiss is sloppy and passionate, her tongue greedily curling around yours. After no more than a second, Charlotte retreats from you at lightning speed. In between you now is Saber’s blade, drawn and struck in an instant. You didn’t even see the slash.Charlotte’s letting her tongue hang out like a wolf’s for a moment, letting you see it covered in your mixed saliva. Then, she withdraws it and makes a big show of swallowing everything, your mystic energy included.“See you around, hot stuff!”With those parting words, Charlotte turns on her heel and makes her exit. She didn’t take much of your energy, but after your performance tonight, it’s enough to push you over the edge. You slump down against the tree your consciousness fading. Saber’s worried face as she tries to rouse you is the last thing you see before you pass out.~~~You wake up groggy in a hospital bed, surrounded by a curtain. If you had any dreams, you don’t remember them. You fish through your memories of last night - the search for the Einzbern, Charlotte, Archer’s hail of arrows, and finally collapsing at the end of it all. But where are you now? And how did you get here?
You pull the curtain back and are blinded by midday sunlight. Once your eyes adjust, you can see the grounds of Saint Longinus Academy out the window.This is the school’s infirmary. Between faculty, staff, and the students, there’s need for an entire building dedicated to medical purposes on campus. Saber probably carried you all the way here once you collapsed. While you’re grateful that she did, worry pops into your mind about potential witnesses, both civilian and combatant. Footsteps in your room bring your focus back to the present.“Yo, look who’s up!” Damien calls as he rounds the corner of the curtain. Without asking if he’s bothering you or giving you a chance to even greet him, he pulls up a stool and sits next to your bed. He continues talking without letting you get a word in. “Normally, I would ask why you showed up at the infirmary so exhausted that you fell unconscious at the door, but right now there are more pressing matters.”Damien pulls out his phone and starts looking for something. At the very least, if he doesn’t know that Saber carried you here, then odds are nobody else around here does either. You remain silent and wait for Damien to identify this urgent issue he’s mentioned. It must be serious if it’s more important than your gravely endangered physical health. Did someone get a picture of the Grail War? Worse yet, is it you fighting alongside Saber?“What’s the deal, man? You should have told me about this.” He turns his phone around to reveal a photo of you downtown last night, with the gorgeous Charlotte lovingly clinging to your arm.Fuck.>>”I swear, it’s not what it looks like.” Tell him that he’s misunderstanding. Not that you dislike her, necessarily, but she’s the one who stuck to you, not the other way around.>>”What’s there to tell?” Last night didn't matter. You thought nothing of Charlotte.>>”It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Take pride in your encounter. At least, the parts you can tell him about. Dangerous as the night was, you really enjoyed Charlotte's company.>>”It’s not your business what I do in my free time.” You don't need to explain yourself. You can fraternize with whoever you damn well please.
>>3700786>”I swear, it’s not what it looks like.” Tell him that he’s misunderstanding. Not that you dislike her, necessarily, but she’s the one who stuck to you, not the other way around.Honestly, she's a bit unpleasant.
>>3700786I forgot two options:>>"Actually, that was a huge mistake." The girl nearly got you killed twice in one night. You aren't looking forward to seeing her again.>>(Write-in)
>>3700811Interesting. Changing >>3700789 to >>3700786>"Actually, that was a huge mistake." The girl nearly got you killed twice in one night. You aren't looking forward to seeing her again.
>>3700786>>”What’s there to tell?” Last night didn't matter. You thought nothing of Charlotte.Easy come, easy go
>>3700786>>3700811>"Actually, that was a huge mistake." The girl nearly got you killed twice in one night. You aren't looking forward to seeing her again.
>>3700811>"Actually, that was a huge mistake." The girl nearly got you killed twice in one night. You aren't looking forward to seeing her again.
>>3700786>”It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Take pride in your encounter. At least, the parts you can tell him about. Dangerous as the night was, you really enjoyed Charlotte's company.
>>3700786For the sake of typing up the vote, switching from >>3700823 to:>>”It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Take pride in your encounter. At least, the parts you can tell him about. Dangerous as the night was, you really enjoyed Charlotte's company.
>>3700786 #>”It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Take pride in your encounter. At least, the parts you can tell him about. Dangerous as the night was, you really enjoyed Charlotte's company.
>>3700786>>”It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Take pride in your encounter. At least, the parts you can tell him about. Dangerous as the night I'd rather not decide to hate a potential ally here, guys.
>>3700786>>”It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Take pride in your encounter. At least, the parts you can tell him about. Dangerous as the night was, you really enjoyed Charlotte's company.
>>3701179>probably tried to throw us at archer so she could kill the survivor without any fussSome ally.Still, I won't deny that this is a moment of awakening in Edgar's life.
>>3700786>"Actually, that was a huge mistake." The girl nearly got you killed twice in one night. You aren't looking forward to seeing her again.Women are the devilAnd this one is especially bad, who steals magical energy of someone that helped them?
>>3701179I think about it more in regard of evaluating this encounter. We didn't gain anything while we gave have out a lot of information. Helped her father her goal. Give our identity to enother master, well maybe only looks but still. Also whoever archer master is, he thinks now that we and the girl are allies. Again we didn't gain anything
>>3701269We got a kiss though.
>>3701269While this is all true, there is another question here: do you want Edgar to be UBW or Fate Shirou without the autism, or Mind of Steel Shirou?
Why would we flex on her if we dont even like her?
>>3701248Awakening to the fact that Father McManus was right, maybe. That girl would be bad news even if she hadn't almost gotten Edgar killed.>>3701294No.
>>3700786>>3700811>>>"Actually, that was a huge mistake." The girl nearly got you killed twice in one night. You aren't looking forward to seeing her again.>forces tonsil-hockey on you>steals your magical energy>steals your information>flounces off with some other guy afterwardsFr. McManus was right, laddies! She's a fekkin' daemon, and we can't trust her. I just don't know if she's a Jezebel, a Delilah, or a Messalina.
Charlotte was fun to talk to>>3701063>>3701072>>3701073>>3701179>>3701231Father McManus was right>>3700819>>3700858>>3700865>>3701252>>3701900Unless my count is wrong, we're tied.>>3701269Supposedly, you gained an unspecified favor from Charlotte as per her offer when she first grabbed your arm. Whether or not she can be trusted to stick to her word is for you to determine.
>>3700786>"Actually, that was a huge mistake." The girl nearly got you killed twice in one night. You aren't looking forward to seeing her again.>>3701965Tiebreaker. Never trust a THOT.
I wonder how will that mass destruction be covered upIt's a bunch of buildings destroyed, anything short of terrorist attack won't really workIf Archer's master is going to continue shit like this then our little war will get visit from some really unhappy and dangerous people
>>3702011Why though? We don't know anything about her, and to assume that the next meeting will see her as ostensibly happy to see us is naive. This whole set-up is pretty shady, if you ask me.
>”It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Take pride in your encounter. At least, the parts you can tell him about. Dangerous as the night was, you really enjoyed Charlotte's company
>>3702011>>3702072Fuck's sake, why? She's clearly a slutty, manipulative bitch. One with a modern Servant, too.
>>3702110She got titsI bet they say Sakura doesn't have triple digit kill count too
>people are actually thinking favorably of CharlotteBut why.
On the one hand, I don't want the PC to fall for the wiles of an enemy enchantress. On the other hand, I'd be tying the vote.
>>3702144Dude, vote. A tie is not that bad, we can debate and it's better to have more voices in the discussion anyway. Also, don't let the MC fall for this vixen.
>>3702110He loves getting played
>>3700786>”It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Take pride in your encounter. At least, the parts you can tell him about. Dangerous as the night was, you really enjoyed Charlotte's companyWell I liked her.
Nice quest so far desu.My favorite part is waifu wars with only single candidate so far
Also that single candidate a shit.>>3700786>"Actually, that was a huge mistake." The girl nearly got you killed twice in one night. You aren't looking forward to seeing her again.
>>3702759You a shit.
We've been tied for long enough that I've managed to complete two different versions of the next update. If we don't get a tiebreaker in the next 15 minutes, I'm going to flip a coin and post the corresponding update.
>>3703474Just post both of them and call Dragon Break m8
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3703505There's not a lot that confuses me the same way that Elder Scrolls lore does. I don't know that much about it, but the more I learn the less I understand.1) Charlotte is fun to be around2) Father McManus was right
>>3703541a dragon break is when the lostbelt merges with proper history
“It was a stroke of luck, if you can believe it.” Damien has worked hard to arrange ‘dates’ for you in the past, usually by deceiving you into spending alone time with a girl. Rarely if ever did you enjoy those instances; you didn’t like that someone else had chosen your partner. But with Charlotte, you are the one who proffered spending time together, and perhaps because of that you were more open to the experience. It’s undeniable that things took a turn for the worse once Archer opened fire, but up until that point you had a surprisingly good time. “I know it sounds ridiculous, but she just walked up out of nowhere, grabbed my arm, and started talking to me. Things just… went from there, I guess. We spent a good few hours together.”She even relaxed you enough to open up about yourself. You smile a bit as you remember how she felt on your arm. Damien notices.“I don’t believe it,” Damien says, “Edgar Rood himself, smiling about time spent with a girl! What’s going to happen to all the guys with money on you joining the priesthood?”“Just goes to show how little they know me,” you say. You’re a bit famous at school, with good grades, mysterious pastimes, and special privileges extended to no other student. As one of the few students who are really familiar with you, Damien finds the productions of the rumor mill that regard you amusing, and likes to share them with you. Speculation ranges from your career path to your favorite flavor of ice cream.“Well, the doc says I should let you rest, so I’ll be taking my leave for now.” Damien rises from his stool. “Now that you’ve gotten yourself a girl, you better introduce me to the silver lady when you find her!” You haven’t really ‘gotten yourself a girl’ yet, but it’s convenient for you if Damien thinks that for the time being. He exits the room, muttering to himself about your preference for the ‘aggressive approach’ from women.Charlotte remains on your mind as you lie back down. Of course, you’re still not completely sure if you can trust her, but damn if you wouldn’t like to be. She was fun to talk to and had killer looks to boot. You should learn more about her - depending on what you find, it might be worth forging an alliance.
“So that breed of dog appeals to you, Master?” Saber says icily. You turn to see your Servant standing ever dutifully at your bedside. Her eyes are closed, and you get the feeling she’s refusing to look at you.She’s clearly displeased with you. Taking her question directly is certain to end in disaster. Attempting to avoid the storm sure to follow this calm, you pitifully try to change the subject.“Oh, Saber! Good to see you!” Yeah, Saber is just the person you wanted to see! Now someone can fill you in on what occurred while you were unconscious. This is information you need, so it’s perfect for trying to change course. You lean up on your elbow. “Would you mind telling me what happened last night after I passed out?”“No, Master, it appears that you are still having a pleasant dream, and it would be rude to bother you. I will withhold my report until you wake.” The frigid wind continues to blow from her mouth.“Um, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m awake...”“So you have realized that the hussy is treacherous, promiscuous, predatory, and altogether unworthy of your time and attention?”“Well…” You take a moment to formulate a response. Saber’s adamance is very surprising considering how subservient she’s been thus far. She must feel very strongly about Charlotte. “Don’t you think it seems unfair to characterize her like that after just one encounter?”Disappointed, Saber sighs and opens her eyes. “I will convince you of the hussy’s danger later on. We do not have time for this. The Holy Grail War has officially begun. Rider and her Master are based here on campus. Rider has requested a parley as soon as you are well enough to participate. Are you?”...What? Another Servant on campus? This news came out of nowhere! Worse yet, if you fight here, it’s a recipe for disaster! There are far too many potential witnesses. Thankfully, since Rider is bothering to ask for a meeting at all, it’s likely that the Servant seeks to sort out the issue without drawing attention. That’s good. You should respond to her request.>>You’re well enough. Have the meeting now so that you can be ready to set out again by nightfall.>>Wait on the meeting and ask Saber to explain last night’s events.>>Refuse to meet entirely. Simply by her nature as a Servant, Rider is your enemy; this could be a trap.>>(Write-in)
>>3703577>You’re well enough. Have the meeting now so that you can be ready to set out again by nightfall.
>>3703557Closer to two separate lostbelts forcing themselves as one timelock together with whatever is happening in proper history>>3703577Welp, we are not only incapable of deceit but also have giant fetish for assertive womenSaber route is closed off then unless she turns into alter or has transformation NPAlso she probably has history related to seduction and death>>Have Saber tell them no, set out to remove them after message is delivered
>>3703557>>3703597I have to admit, I don't know what a lostbelt is either. I'm on the NA server for FGO, and I haven't cleared all of the first seven singularities yet.If I'm understanding you correctly, then a Dragon Break is when two things that shouldn't have happened compete for a space in history, is that right?
>>3703577>>You’re well enough. Have the meeting now so that you can be ready to set out again by nightfallSorry, Saber.
>>3703600>If I'm understanding you correctly, then a Dragon Break is when two things that shouldn't have happened compete for a space in history, is that right?lol, noIt's when they all happenMaccoroninoro or whatever is both, a god and some puny necromancer while Champion of Kvath is separate person from Sheogorath even after finishing the mantling process
>>3703577>You’re well enough. Have the meeting now so that you can be ready to set out again by nightfall.Oh no. Edgar thinks with his dick.
>>3703577>You’re well enough. Have the meeting now so that you can be ready to set out again by nightfall.A saddening development. Our rationality has failed us.
Huh, I think I found way to have us listening to SaberWe should her to be way more assertiveIt would even be in-charactert since it's his fetish
>>3703577>you all actually chose to like a girl because she was purdyFather would've give you 10 across the ass for thinking like that.>Wait on the meeting and ask Saber to explain last night’s events.
>>3703577>>Wait on the meeting and ask Saber to explain last night’s events.
>>3703677>>3703708What, you expected him NOT to like assertive girls? With the way his mom is?This is the oedipal fate quest, after all.
>>3703727Can't wait until she realizes we are seduced by girls that want our death forcing her to seduce him instead
>>3703727It's definitely off to a very different start from mine, that's for sure.
>>3703577Great our character is retarded. To fall for such an obvious manipulator speaks of incredible moral weakness and idiocy which is sure to lead to our death in this war as we give all our information to pretty girls for no reason and act as a puppet.
>>3703577>>You’re well enough. Have the meeting now so that you can be ready to set out again by nightfall.
>>3703577>You’re well enough. Have the meeting now so that you can be ready to set out again by nightfall.Father McManus was so right.
It would be a grave mistake to leave the issue of two Masters based in such close proximity unaddressed, and if you put off a conversation until later then you won’t have time to go out tonight. The meeting with Rider should take place as soon as possible.“I’m well enough. Let’s have that parley now,” you tell Saber.“As you say.” Saber bows to you, returning to her usual duty-bound self. “Remain in bed. I will bring Rider here. She already knows what you look like - to keep her away would be pointless.”Your Servant disappears. Rider knows your face, and you don’t have the slightest clue who the other Master is? It didn’t sound like the Master is coming to this meeting, either. That puts you at a frustrating disadvantage. It would be impossible, let alone impractical, to check everyone in the school for command spells. If negotiations break down, your head will be on the chopping block and you will be forced to hope that Saber can defeat Rider if you are to survive. You lie down and begin to consider possible solutions to the problem of two Masters living in such a small, witness-heavy space.First is for one of you move elsewhere. That’s not likely to be viable. You, for one, are in no position to obtain lodging or financially support yourself elsewhere, and even if you could, students are required to live on campus. The other Master, you presume, is probably in a similar position as student, faculty, or staff.Next on your mind is a truce. A nonaggression pact, even if only on school grounds, would allow maintenance of the status quo. It might be hard to trust whoever is on the other end, though. If a stipulation like “only on campus” exists, you wouldn’t have much peace of mind. The other Master could plot to take you out just outside the walls while your guard is down or while you’re exhausted and vulnerable. The best option would be a total truce that lasts until either one participant is eliminated or until the two school-based Masters are the only ones remaining in the Grail War. Rider would also be easy enough to find during the daytime, so discussing modifications to your terms would be a possibility if you so desired.The most security, you think, would be found in an alliance with the other Master. It’s too early to say whether you and the other Master would be able to trust each other to that degree. Even so, your proximity would make for very easy communication, as your meetings could occur frequently in broad daylight without seeming suspicious. You also suspect that anyone would sleep better at night knowing that slumber will be guarded by two Servants. That’s not to say anything of how effective a double-team would be against solitary opponents. Of course, this relies on the other party trusting you, and you them. Should you propose an alliance, you’ll need to build that trust somehow.
Despite all the possibilities, the simplest method of resolution would be to request a duel. Servant versus Servant, one-on-one, where the survivor’s Master gets to operate out of the school while the defeated Master is eliminated from the War. A clean end to the issue with no chance of betrayal and no strings attached. However, it would deprive you of any perks that the previous two options could provide.Your thoughts are interrupted as two figures fade into existence, blocking your view of the window. The first is Saber, standing in between you and the visitor much like she did in the clearing last night. The second, presumably Rider, is a tall woman with tan skin. Her hair is black and tied into two braids, one on either side of her head. Scaled armor made of bronze protects her body, consisting of a breastplate and leggings over red fabric. A gold diadem and similarly gilded girdle serve as adornment.“I am Rider. I trust you know why I am here?” The Servant’s voice is commanding despite her posing a question.“Yes,” you reply, sitting up in your bed to better address your guest. Before you can say anything else, though, Rider speaks again.“Then since you and Saber were established in this school first, I will grant you the opening statement. How do you feel we should resolve our predicament?”Well, she certainly doesn’t waste time.>>Request that Rider and her Master leave campus.>>Offer a truce until only Saber and Rider remain in the war.>>Propose an alliance with Rider and her Master.>>Suggest a duel to the death between Saber and Rider.>>(Write-in)
>>3707126>>Propose an alliance with Rider and her Master.
>>3707126>Suggest a duel to the death between Saber and Rider.Edgar's identity must be protected.
>>3707126>Suggest a duel to the death between Saber and Rider.Saber prefers short battles with Edgar personally present. This seems perfect to me.
>>3707126>>Propose an alliance with Rider and her Master
>>3707126>Suggest a duel to the death between Saber and Rider.Quickly before we waifu her too.
You guys are just trying to dead end us here, huh?
>>3707126>Suggest a duel to the death between Saber and Rider.
Before you make any dumb decisions, consider a few things. 1) the master of Rider knows who we are, antagonizing them might be foolish2) it's unlikely we'll be fully recovered from last night 3) Rider might not be the honourable type.4) Saber likely wouldn't do well in a duel as she herself mentioned that she is below average in a duel.
>>3707126>Propose an alliance with Rider and her Master.
>>3707487A prolonged duel, I should specify.We have no idea of Rider's capabilities.
>>3707126>Offer a truce until only Saber and Rider remain in the war.
>>3707126>>Suggest a duel to the death between Saber and Rider.
>>3707595For what purpose?
>>3707111>>Suggest a duel to the death between Saber and Rider.>>3707598Protection our wife Charlotte from any potential harm.
>>3707598To fight them? I think that option is self explanatory, dude try to keep up
>>3707607>>3707611It would be far wiser to suggest a truce or alliance. We have no idea who the master of Rider is.They know who we are.This option just solidifies gaining an enemy and a fight against an enemy that has no benefit which we might lose.
>>3707617She is the new exchange student
>>3707163>>3707168>>3707414>>3707471>>3707595>>3707607Here lies Edgar Tristan Root. He died because the players were Shinji samefagging to kill Riders across the ages and timelines.
>>3707126>>Offer a truce until only Saber and Rider remain in the war
>>3707582>>3707734Trucefags! Support an alliance!
>>3707751Stop embarrassing yourself
>>3707764Fuck you.You're making a dumb decision with no real logical reason behind it.
>>3707598>For what purpose?Killing an enemy Master. The Grail War; heard of it?
Switching from >>3707471 to>>Propose an alliance with Rider and her Master
>>3708401Fuck, ip changed
>>3707126>Propose an allianceThe way I see it this is the best way to go. Worse comes to worst it gets taken down to a truce.>>3707163>>3707168>>3707414>>3707471>>3707595>>3707607You are reatard. In general going in against a Servant COMPLETELY BLIND doesn't end well. Shirou only manages because 3.5 is god-tier, ours is not.
>>3708483>You are reatardproposes alliance to stranger
>>3708518Just because two parties are allied doesn't mean one must actually trust the other fully. There's a presumption of risk in any of these endeavors, and an alliance bears the least risk (of a similar amount as that borne by a truce, and less than fighting to the death). See: the Allied Powers at the close of WWII.
>>3708518It's the best way to meet them face to face.
>>3708555>>3708518Asking a stranger to be allied with you is very suspicious
>>3709496Asking for a duel to the death is more suspiciousReally, there should've been an option to ask for a face to face meeting with their master.
Leaving the grounds would be impossible for either party. A truce would be shaky given that you’ll each have little interaction with the other and might live in constant fear of an attack. And a duel against an unknown - well, if know yourself and not the enemy, you’re still cooked half the time, so that should be avoided.“The ideal solution would be to form an alliance,” you determine. “Coordination would be easy and inconspicuous given how close we are physically. Nobody will dare to attack the school if two Servants guard it, not to mention its high population density. It’s the option with the most benefit for both parties.”“An alliance, you say?” Rider looks at you with suspicion. “You realize that such a commitment is founded on mutual trust, which we presently lack?”“Well, yes,” you reply, “I’m not expecting you to put complete faith us right off the bat. But there has to be some way we can build that trust, right?”Surprise briefly colors Rider’s face at your use of the word ‘us’. She looks at Saber for a moment, then away from both of you and falls silent. You suspect that she’s considering possibilities for trust-building exercises that won’t put her or her Master at risk. After a few seconds, she turns to you again and presents her suggestion.“If you wish to cooperate, then allow me to observe you tonight. I will follow you at a distance, and I will not interfere with any actions you take, neither to help nor to harm you. My role will be relegated to that of a spectator. Would that be acceptable?”The plan isn’t without its risks. Rider will be watching you and your Servant, and likely get the chance to gauge your abilities if you encounter an enemy tonight. She could also decide to betray you and attack once you’re engaged with another opponent. You’ll be putting yourself in a dangerous position, but exposing weakness to Rider is the key to building the trust you seek.>>Accept Rider’s condition and allow her to shadow you tonight.>>Decline and suggest a truce instead.>>Suggest a different plan to gain Rider’s trust. (What?)>>(Write-in)
>>3709588That's what the write-in is for. I'm not perfect, so sets of options are likely to not contain every interesting idea or plan for a given situation. If there's something I didn't consider, didn't add, or overlooked that you think should be an option or there's otherwise an alternative course of action you'd like to take, then please, write it in.
>>3709616The problem with write-ins is that they don't often tend to get picked if they are late to the party.But yeah, I get you.>>3709598>>Accept Rider’s condition and allow her to shadow you tonight.
>>3709598>(Write-in)>Telepathically order Saber to decapitate Rider right now, while she's unprepared.
>>3709662Really. It's bad enough that we got wrapped around Charlotte's finger. Let's not get involved with this new Master now.
>>3709672What you suggest is pretty out of character for what we've done so far.We aren't fucking Kirei tier.
>>3709680Oh, you're right. I was forgetting the "never breaks his word" thing. Shit.
>>3709585I feel like this is something you should understand this intuitively.There is a lack of trust between strangers especially in the holy grail war. An alliance is meaningless without trust. So asking for an alliance without trust makes it look like there is ulterior motives.>>3709588No, it seems like the most honest approach.
>>3709598Make a contract with a Self-Geis Scroll (if we can get that). Part of the contract should be them having to reveal their masters identity and us not being allowed to harm each other. And give them a night to think about it.
>>3709719Do you understand how those work?Not only would one be hard to get ahold of, we'd have no way of having her master actually sign it.Regardless, the damn things have plenty of loopholes.
>>3709598>>Accept Rider’s condition and allow her to shadow you tonight.>>(Write-in)Have Saber shadow us as well for maximum protection.
>>3709598>Write in>Propose an exchange. Rider will shadow us tonight, and Saber will shadow Rider's Master.This way, if anything happens to us Saber can kill off Rider's Master before she fades. That threat should prevent shenanigans.
>>3709726>Not only would one be hard to get ahold of>(if we can get that)>we'd have no way of having her master actually sign it.Is it not possible to make a mutual contract? Maybe I misunderstood how it works.>Regardless, the damn things have plenty of loopholes.Better than nothing.
>>3709719>>3709760Edgar does not have access to Self-Geis Scrolls.
>>3709701>So asking for an alliance without trust makes it look like there is ulterior motives.Of course there's an ulterior motive. Both Masters have the ulterior motive of taking the Grail, and the alliance is based on recognizing that it's easier to work together and put off their conflict until everyone else is dead.
>>3709882>misses the point
>>3709896>>3709912This is some Gae Bolg level accuracy.
>>3709737>Have Saber shadow us as well for maximum protectionSoooo... just have Saber keep doing what she's been doing literally the whole time since we summoned her?>>3709598>Accept Rider’s condition and allow her to shadow you tonight.Seems like a fine option. The only problem would be if the Whore of Babylon shows up to defile our arm again.
>>3709931>Soooo... just have Saber keep doing what she's been doing literally the whole time since we summoned her?Yes, but double. I don't want Edgar to be farther than one foot from Saber at any given time.
>>3709598>>Accept Rider’s condition and allow her to shadow you tonight.
>>3709598>>>Accept Rider’s condition and allow her to shadow you tonight.I am just waiting for someone to murder us thanks to this stupid amount of trustIt's like playing as five years old except he's also hormonal and not really bright
>>3710483>I am just waiting for someone to murder us thanks to this stupid amount of trust>It's like playing as five years old except he's also hormonal and not really brightThisI love this let's make friends with everyone approach.
>>3710855>let's make friends with everyoneYes, please. Why can't we just be friends?
>>3710483>>3710855>>3710870>Basically [Date Everyone], but platonicallyObviously, we know too much IC to do that but it'd be funny, nonetheless.
>>3710870>Here you go Archer, my whole biography and list of my abilities> I hope this will allow us to work together better in future>Also ignore Saber, she was pretty moody since I spent the whole day helping Caster research Command Spells
>>3710882>it actually works>the seven servants working together open a new path to the root>mfw
>>3679086>Fate/yandere mom questSold.
“Yes, that’s fine,” you reply to Rider. So long as Rider is at a distance, you and Saber will have a chance to react to anything she might do to harm you. Her presence is also less likely to scare off enemy Servants if she stays far enough back. Potentially letting her see Saber’s abilities is still disadvantageous to you, but if you can gain an allied Servant as payoff, then it will be worth it.“Excellent. Simply leave campus whenever you are ready after sundown. I will follow.” With that, Rider vanishes. You and Saber wait a minute for Rider to leave before beginning your own conversation.“Master, it is clear that you are good-natured, but please do not let that be your undoing.” Saber’s voice is even, but it’s clear that she’s concerned. It’s not unwarranted; so far, you’ve met two other parties in this Holy Grail War, complete strangers at that, and you’ve tried to befriend them both. There aren’t many who would consider such behavior wise.“I’m not worried about tonight,” you say. “You’ll be with me the whole time. I can count on you to keep us safe.” After watching her deflect a hail of powerful arrows last night, you don’t have any doubts about Saber’s ability to protect you.“Be that as it may, Master, you ought to treat other Masters and Servants as hostile. This is a chaotic war between seven armies. The allure of gaining an ally is tempting, but as it stands all others are enemies. Do not forget that.”Saber suddenly vanishes at the sound of footsteps. Their source is a nurse who has come by to deliver your dinner. She informs you that you will be discharged shortly and leaves you with a tray of food. Like most dishes served at Saint Longinus Academy, it’s not terribly fancy, but it has a bit of variety, consisting of mashed potatoes, a bowl of various fruits, green beans, and some chicken. The light of the setting sun washes over you as you ponder where to go tonight.
Master, Saber’s unusually timid voice enters your mind mid-bite, there is... one more ability of mine that you should know of. In the event of an extreme emergency, I can strengthen myself greatly. But… the price is high, and the cost cannot be recovered once paid.Thank you for telling me, you reply, grateful that Saber has elected to tell you a secret. But you’re surprised that she didn’t bring this up on the first night. Curious, you ask, But why now? Is there a reason you kept this to yourself two nights ago?Please excuse my disobedience. Saber now sounds remorseful in addition to shy. I did not tell you because I am scared of it, but I have chosen to tell you now since we will be in exceptional danger tonight. While it should be available to you as a tool, I beg you not to use this power of mine. Please forgive me.If Saber were material right now, she’d probably be bowing all the way to the floor. Whatever this ability of hers is, it must be awful if Saber herself is hesitant to use it. Even so, it’s worth keeping in mind in case something goes awry in the future as Saber fears. You’re nearly done your meal now, and it’s time for you to choose the location of tonight’s expedition.>>Go to the state park to investigate the first night’s landslide, or engage any opponents in the area.>>Return downtown. Maybe Charlotte is there again tonight.>>Head to the western side of the city and hunt for Archer.>>Visit the suburbs. The Einzbern sighting was two nights ago now, but perhaps you can find something.>>(Write-in)
>>3711792>Visit the suburbs. The Einzbern sighting was two nights ago now, but perhaps you can find something.
>>3711792>Head to the western side of the city and hunt for Archer
>>3711792>Go to the state park to investigate the first night’s landslide, or engage any opponents in the area.
>>3711792>>Go to the state park to investigate the first night’s landslide, or engage any opponents in the area.Possibly permanent Madness Enhancement?Some sort of Alter state?
>>3711792>Ask mom about other servants and mastersIt's technically cheating but I doubt single person in this war cares about it
>>3711182>>3703569>>3703577>falling for a thotAaaaand not exactly unsold but damn we’re dumb
>>3711885Naïve.With an unbreakable word. So yeah we're kinda fucked.
>fire tornado NP>dangerous one-time strengtheningSomeone associated with Fudou Myouou and the Kurikara Sword?>power in head = someone decapitated?Genderbent Masakado?Also, QM, are the Servants for the catalysts we didn’t pick active in the War?
>>3711921It doesn't sound temporary though. It's possible that it's permanent but mentally messes her up.
>>3711921>Also, QM, are the Servants for the catalysts we didn’t pick active in the War?Yes, each catalyst was for a different Servant in this War. You'll see what could have been as the quest progresses.
>>3711792>>3711844>Ask mom about other servants and mastersThis is all to overwhelming I need to talk to mama
>>3712034>...a red cloth.Rider>...a piece of faded leather.Assassin maybe?Not that us knowing catalysts does anythingOutside of rare cases they are so vague that you would get more information from knowing their favorite color instead
>>3711844>>3712055Just a reminder that your deal with Rider is that she gets to follow you tonight as part of a trust-building exercise. Are you sure you want to go talk to your mother and ask for information you shouldn't have in spite of that?
>>3712100The 0 IQ protagonist.
>>3712100I mean, we can skip the Rider and her master partNot like we can really suffer much from other masters knowing about each other
>>3712100opps I though she was going to do that later
>>3712101True Shirou experience.
>>3712118Shirou is far less dumb than he lets on though. He'd never be able to turn into EMIYA otherwise.
>>3712130He's certainly far less dumb than Edgar is turning out to be.
>>3712130Shirou IS really dumb though. He just happens to be extraordinarily talented and lucky to go along with it. I doubt the world will bend over to save Edgar from his stupidity.
>>3712131But anon, we need to find out why the heck our pp hard.
>>3712160Edgar: "...you lost me."
>>3712160I believe "rigid" would be a better choice of word.
>>3711792>>Go to the state park to investigate the first night’s landslide, or engage any opponents in the area.We've ignored this option long enough, let's clear out the mission menu.
>>3711792>>Visit the suburbs. The Einzbern sighting was two nights ago now, but perhaps you can find something.
>>3711792>>3712055Changing my vote to>Go to the state park to investigate the first night’s landslide, or engage any opponents in the area.
>>3711792>>Go to the state park to investigate the first night’s landslide, or engage any opponents in the area.>>3712060>chunk of iron with a rune in itEither Nordic or Irish. If it's Irish we can narrow it down to one of Scathach's disciples, probably Cu as Caster?
>>3712160>Have magic, combat training, semi-used to death>Never got The Talk, no internet because technology is haramTough
>>3713047I could've sworn that I've heard of a character like this, before.
It hasn’t rained recently, so the landslide shouldn’t have been altered much since its occurrence. You decide to investigate. Given the isolated nature of the state park, there’s also the chance you’ll run into another Master. That’s acceptable too, since you need to eliminate them sooner or later. With dinner over, you put the tray aside, rise from bed, and prepare to be discharged.~~~Tonight is a bit warmer than the last, making it easy to leave your hoodie unzipped. With other Masters about, you might need your Black Keys at any moment, so you don’t want to extend the draw time. Saber is right behind you, and she assures you that Rider is a good distance away; her presence is very faint. The numerous trees of the state park provide shelter from the wind as you walk a path beaten into a slope. On your right, the hill climbs steeply, and the reverse lies to your left, culminating in a river below. It’s not easy to see everything in the darkness, but when the sun rises from across the river it’s probably quite beautiful.As you round a gentle bend, the landslide comes into view. It looks like a large, well-rooted tree came down from somewhere near the top of the hill, taking a large amount of soil and foliage with it. Much of what was in its path has been destroyed, leaving a dent in the land above, a mound across the trail, and a visible gash through the plant life below. The earthen wall looks impassable to the general public, and it’s probably dangerous to climb. However, you fail to find anything of interest on this side of the trail, leaving you with no choice but to cross.With a little effort and a lot of dirt on your hands, you reach the other side. You dusting off your hands, you investigate the opposite end. There’s more evidence of chaos on this side. Small branches of trees and foliage that were too close to the path have been broken off. Now they lie caught in the branches of plants in the underbrush on either side of the trail. It’s as though something too big for this neck of the woods violently pushed through here. The path itself, however, looks surprisingly clean. You theorize that there was clear evidence of something very unusual that has since been covered up by the Overseer.
Next to investigate is the source of the landslide. Thanks to the terrain, it would be near impossible to get there yourself from here, so you ask Saber to help you.Saber, can you carry me to the crest of the hill? you ask.“Of course, Master,” she replies vocally, materializing immediately. She wastes no time in picking you up over her shoulder and making two short leaps, one to the top of the mound and another to the summit of the hillside.Once placed back down, you see you’re in a sizeable clearing. The trees skirt the ground’s decline for a few dozen meters before curving in, save for a single stray maple towards the center of the glade. As you move to the lone trunk, you see that the land up here has battle scars, too. There are a few places in the ground where dirt has been replaced and the grass not yet grown back. There’s a paved path to this place and a park bench to enjoy the view, but the area is cut off with police barriers and tape since the edge isn’t safe. You reach the maple and run your hand along the bark only to discover a bullet hole. But just as you’re about to go further past the tree to look for more shots...Master, another Servant is coming! Saber warns you telepathically. It’s not Rider, but they’re moving in from across the clearing. Should we attempt to flee, we will certainly be intercepted.In that case, we stand our ground, you reply. So you say, but to avoid getting sniped by a projectile, you use the lone bole for cover and peer out from behind. Saber stands protectively in front of you, weapon drawn.
Someone approaches the police barrier, but it’s hard to see that far in the dark. Unable or unwilling to cross on their own, a larger person appears, picks them up in a bridal carry, and leaps over. The Servant lets down the Master where it’s much easier to see them.The Master is a girl with silver hair, a bit younger than you, with bright red eyes and an expensive-looking black dress. You think it might have a pattern, but it’s hard to tell in the nighttime. This must be the Einzbern.The Servant is far less easy to identify. Blond, curly hair and steel blue eyes are accompanied by tight-fitting white pants and a similarly snug brown shirt. His skin looks incredibly rough, like it’s been callused all over. He carries no weapons and wears no armor.“Well, well, looks like you were right, Missy,” the Servant says, intentionally speaking loud enough for you to hear. “Someone thought he was clever by waiting a day to investigate the mess we made.”“No matter,” the girl replies listlessly. “Skip the chatter and kill them.”“Oh, come on! Smack talk is part of the fun!” The Servant’s shoulders slump with moderate disappointment. His Master replies with an icy but disinterested tone.“I said kill them, Shielder. Now do it.”Shielder sighs. “If you say so…” He prepares to lunge and rockets towards Saber less than a second later.Your Servant launches forward to counter, bringing down her sword. Their clash creates an astonishing shockwave. From your position behind the tree, you see that Shielder has blocked the sword with a single forearm! He slams his other fist into Saber’s gut, knocking her backwards off her feet towards you. Saber’s armor, having protected her somewhat from the strike, allows her to recover with a cartwheel and parry Shielder’s next attack. Now that she knows what to expect, Saber is able to begin trading a flurry of blows with her opponent. Though the enemy can strike with both hands, your Servant’s blade is much longer, and she can hold her ground thanks to her advantage in range. Between the sound of their clashing, you notice you can hear Saber’s breathing at this distance; it’s controlled but heavy.You look past the confrontation at the Einzbern girl standing by the far treeline. She doesn’t appear at all concerned about the battle before her. Instead, she’s begun to toy with something long and thin that glints in the moonlight.>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!>>Stay put and believe in Saber! She can win this!>>Have Saber draw the battle towards Rider! Scare them off with her presence by making them think you’re working with another Servant!>>(Write-in)
>>3713464>>Write-in: Have Saber bring Shielder around so you can throw a Black Key at his shadow.Maybe we can freeze him?>>Attack the Master! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!So his shield is his body, huh?In that case, attacking his Master directly is the best solution.
>>3713471>His skin looks incredibly rough, like it’s been callused all overYou know, if his catalyst was the iron with the rune engraved in it Shielder could be Ferdiad, who had horny skin that no weapon could pierce. Cu killed him by shoving Gae Bolg up his asshole.
>>3713471>Have Saber draw the battle towards Rider! Scare them off with her presence by making them think you’re working with another Servant!Do not attack the Einzbern loli!
>>3713516>“This is going to sound crazy,” Damien says between bites of his own burger, “but a guy I know says he saw the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on just last night. Long silver hair, silver dress, and not much older than you or me!”She's not a loli, anon, unless you're accusing Damien's informer of being a pedo.
>>3713545Damien's informer described that woman as "not much older than you or me".This girl is "a bit younger than you."There are two Einzberns.
>>3713552>a bit younger than youShe's still not a loli.And she violated the NAP. Chivalry and Edgar's 5 IQ points be damned, she's our enemy.
>>3713562She could be, and I don't want to take that chance. "A bit" is vague.
>>3713566>"A bit" is vagueNot so vague that she's a fucking toddler. It could be anything from 14 to as old as us
>>3713471>Believe in Saber>Also ask the Einzbern if she doesn't want cease-fireI give us thirty seconds before we are under attack by her
>>3713471>Stay put and believe in Saber! She can win this!and while we do this>Prepare to recieve the attack of the einzbern, rather than standing there dully
>>3713471>Stay put and believe in Saber! She can win this!>Prepare to recieve the attack of the einzbern, rather than standing there dully
>>3713603>>3713678>>3713701>Our Servant isn't good in protracted conflicts>We are fighting a Servant whose whole body is a shield>Saber is already getting tired>Shielder is fineThis can only go well. No way this leads to a dead end.>>3713471>>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!I think this is our best option, though if >>3713486 is right (and fwiw I think that's a good bet) then we may well be screwed since Ferdia is Cú Chulainn's equal in all martial feats.
>>3713471>>Have Saber draw the battle towards Rider! Scare them off with her presence by making them think you’re working with another Servant!
>>3713855Please don't attempt to have us 1v1 the Einzbern, we're not Kirei tier and they are absolutely bullshit.
>>3713862That's a fair point, but also we don't know how Rider would react to being potentially drawn into the conflict. That might make a bad impression on her with respect to our trustworthiness, and I think we will really need her.
>>3713870I'd rather not face off against the Einzbern in a master vs master fight.Illya has enough power to effectively toy with Rin.and Edgar is no Rin.
>>3713877We also have the element of surprise in the amulet, so we're somewhat better protected than Rin. Plus the Keys and combat magic, I think we have a decent chance.
>>3713471>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!
>>3713586Loli doesn't mean toddler either. Anything under 16 is in my "don't hurt the little girl" range, personally.
>>3713898new thread when, Sweets? Also archive the last one.
>>3713898We all know what you think, Sweets.
>>3713471>wondering how the Einzberns fucked the War>there may be two of them>one with a fucking ShielderYeah no, Saber alone is not gonna cut it.>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!
>>3713975Shit my ID >>3713124 changed.
We're going to fucking die.
>>3713471>Stay put and believe in Saber! She can win this!
>>3713471Switching to >>Have Saber draw the battle towards Rider! Scare them off with her presence by making them think you’re working with another Servant!
Rider's probably going to welch out but okay.
If we hold our ground, Rider might come help us of her own accord. We're useless to her Master as potential allies if she just lets us bite the dust.
Anyway, proper fight analysis.Saber is a Kojirou-category combatant who overwhelms her opponents with martial skill and aims for a quick kill -- that means Shielder is her worst enemy because his skin is impenetrable to her sword and he has more stamina than her.If this goes on Saber is guaranteed to lose because the matchup is so far in Shielder's favor, and if we move to attack the Einzbern directly she'll either have him come back or hit us with whatever she's fiddling with. The best solution, therefore, is to somehow interfere with Shielder and give Saber the opportunity to attack his Master.Spot quiz: how many of you remember what the Black Keys can do with people's shadows?
I feel like we should consider flinging ourselves in front of the Einzbern Servant to protect Saber.
>>3714001>how many of you remember what the Black Keys can do with people's shadows?People's, sure, but do they work on Servants? That's a hell of a risk to take.
>>3713471>>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!
>>3714001We don't know whether they work on Servants, I think Amakusa's only did anything because he's a Servant and the target was a vampire.Additionally, Shielders have magic resistance as a class skillWaayyyy too risky
>>3714005>>3714013It's a big risk, but it may be the only path that doesn't end in failure.Of course, you are free to come up with your own (hopefully better) plans.
>>3714026You're suggesting getting into melee range with a hostile servant.
>>3713478>>3714001>>3714005Application of different effects to a Black Key is a magical technique dependent on the wielder's abilities. Edgar's magical knowledge, hampered as it is, does not currently extend far enough to apply a significant enchantment to his Keys.As for the freezing effects themselves, only one person to my knowledge exhibits the ability to immobilize people by pinning their shadows. In Heaven's Feel, Kirei is able to nail a Servant to a tree, but only by physically piercing the target with the Keys.
>>3714035Did you know that Black Keys can be thrown?>>3714067>Edgar's magical knowledge, hampered as it is, does not currently extend far enough to apply a significant enchantment to his Keys.Well, that settles it, I guess.So how are we going to distract Shielder?
>>3714124>thrownAnd that's even less likely to work
>>3714132But anonThey are primarily thrown weaponIn fact they are more effective this way
>>3714139Not when thrown into a melee between two servants, we're just as likely to hit Saber.We might not even know the proper throwing technique yet.While we could attempt to kill the Einzbern, "master slaying" looks bad on us when we're being observed for an alliance.
>>3714154Edgar's mother is a fully-fledged Executor and taught him how to handle Black Keys. He can throw them quite well.
Attack the Master>>3713478>>3713855>>3713896>>3714008Believe in Saber>>3713603>>3713678>>3713701>>3713987Draw towards Rider>>3713516>>3713858>>3713991We're currently tied between attacking the Master and leaving it all to Saber.
>>3714207>>3713471I'll believe in Seibah and switch from >>3713858then.Time to die, Edgar.Time to die.
While you could attack the enemy Master, she’s a member of the distinguished Einzbern family. What's more, Agrippa Brigante sought to collect information on her before the Holy Grail War, meaning she's important or dangerous enough to warrant concern. To approach her could prove suicidal. Saber said she can take on Servants far stronger than her so long as the battle ends quickly. Now that you’re face-to-face with such an opponent, you should let her fulfill her role.The stalemate between the two Servants begins to break. Saber’s attacks accelerate, and the strength of her blows increases. Shielder is being pushed back! The Servant grunts with every few strikes he receives. Saber’s breathing is now incredibly loud, ragged and heavy. Each exhalation reminds you of the snarls a wild beast makes when in a murderous frenzy. Her style is more reminiscent of a Berserker than a Saber.Your attention returns briefly to the Einzbern girl. Given that she is a hostile Master, she should try to kill you any second now. You brace yourself for whatever she might throw at you, drawing Black Keys from your hoodie in one hand and leaving the other free for magecraft. But no attack ever comes. She simply stands there amusing herself, sparing the barest glance for neither her losing Servant nor you.Your attention returns to the clashing warriors. Shielder has retreated several meters now and remains firmly on the defensive. Saber’s breath is starting to lose its rhythm, but your Servant presses on with her assault. She continues to slash wildly until Shielder grabs her sword mid-swing, yanks her forward, grabs her head in his free hand, and drives it into his rising knee. You hear a horrid mix of cracking and squishing as Saber’s skull is caved and her brain is pulped. Bleeding mush now crowns her corpse, which crumples to the ground and disintegrates. You feel your connection with your Servant sever. Shielder breathes a sigh of relief and strides past his fading foe, stretching like he just finished a workout.“Damn, she was tough! It’s a shame she burned out so quick.” He locks eyes with you, a grin plastered across his face, and your blood runs cold. You reflexively change your stance, ready to move or strike in an instant, but you know it's hopeless. You can't defeat a Servant or even run from one. “Your turn, kid. I’ll go easy on you, so show me what you’ve got!”“You will not,” the girl commands from afar, still not watching. “Kill him and be done with it.”“Ah, shit,” Shielder sighs, dejected. “I was hoping to let you go down swinging, but Missy doesn’t seem to care if your death is dignified. Sorry, but orders are orders. I’ll make it quick.”Before you can move, Shielder launches forward, drives his fist through your forehead, and everything goes black.DEAD END
>>3714426Oh rightI forgot that command spells are a thingWe could have used one or even two
>>3714426Kotomine Confessional time it is.
>>3714462God does it feel good to be right.
>>3714482You dickhead, this is on you. I still contend that the right move is to attack the girl, which divides Shielder's attention and lets us get the hell out of Dodge. And you could've made that happen.
Our servant is loosing? Lol whatever let’s just watch.
>>3714509>this is on youI know.Isn't it wonderful?
Now we get to see Integer's take on the dojo. I', looking forward to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDDoqAksEn0Your eyes open, somehow. You’re sitting in a pew in a simple white church. But didn’t you just…?“Ah, another abandoned child makes his way to my doorstep. You make for a pitiful figure.”You look up to see a very tall man in dark priestly clothes. It doesn’t show on his face, but his voice sounds pleased for some strange reason.“I must say, your end was frightfully swift. Just one bad decision can have terrible consequences.”Obviously, you know that already. You just lived it. Is he just trying to rub salt in your wounds?“Defeat stings, but all is not lost.”How can that be? You’ve been cooked just like Sun Tzu said you would, and now you’re in some horrid purgatory where some random asshole priest rags on you for dying!“Death is not the end for you.” His tone has changed. The hint of joy is gone; his words are authoritative now. “Someone or something wants you alive, and is willing to destroy whole timelines to preserve you. But be careful. You alone are pushed forward at the expense of all else. Fail to move on after a single death, and that which is precious to you may not be able to follow. Lose too much, and you yourself may be destroyed eventually.”You... can come back to life? It doesn’t sound like a power you should try to abuse, though; the man’s warning is grim. But how do you continue from here? You’d really like to avoid screwing up a second time. The priest is able to sense your worry.“Rejoice, boy. When you lose your way, I will guide you.”He’s here to help you, then? You’re skeptical, but this man doesn’t seem to be lying to you.“Since this is your first visit, I will be explicit about the course of action you must take. You were defeated because you failed to comprehend the nature of your foe. Your Saber is strong enough to slay Servants much more powerful than her. But that only holds true for those enemies she can kill to begin with. As she cannot pierce Shielder’s skin, her defeat is a foregone conclusion. Rider cannot be counted on, either. She is not your ally tonight, but your observer. Should you approach, she will certainly retreat. Shielder will not be deterred.”Then the only option is to take action yourself.“Seize victory with your own two hands. I do not need to tell you what you will lose if you fail again here.”~~~>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!>>Have Saber draw the battle towards Rider! Scare them off with her presence by making them think you’re working with another Servant!>>(Write-in)
>>3714643>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!
>>3714472Even dumber.>>3714643>"Rider cannot be counted on, either. She is not your ally tonight, but your observer. Should you approach, she will certainly retreat. Shielder will not be deterred.”Oh hey, I was right about her bailing.
>>3714643>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!How fortunate that Edgar met such a trusty fellow yet again!
>>3714656Edgar is truly blessed.>>3714643>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!
>>3714643>>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!Well, let's give this another shot.
>>3714643>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!Don't worry Sweets.I'm sure the Einzbern will be fine.
>>3714643>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!Damn, totally wrong
>>3714643>>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!
>>3714643>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!
>>3714643>>Attack the Master while her guard is down! Shielder is finished if he loses his mana source!I knew she'd fail. But I'm still apprehensive about attacking directly.
New thread is up:>>3719063