GUDAGUDA Mystery of the Imperial Capital's Holy Grail

Final Section: Alter

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: ...I thought it might go this way. In the end, it's down to you and me.

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: Not that you have any fight left in you now.

Okita Souji: Why, Nobbu...!?

Okita Souji: No... Oda Nobunaga, Demon King of the Sixth Heaven!!!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: Hmph. You could never understand what I fight for.

Okita Souji: Answer me! Why did you do it...!?

Okita Souji: Why did you lay your hands on Master!?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: Because [♂ he /♀ she] was in the way.

Okita Souji: Wha...!?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: ...All who stand in my way must be destroyed.

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: No one can stop me.

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: Once I vanquish you and use this Maxwell Reactor, I will defy history itself to make everything my domain!

Okita Souji: Your domain...? That's...THAT'S why Chacha, Mr. Hijikata...

Okita Souji: ...and Master all had to die!?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: Enough talk. My flames will consume you soon.

Okita Souji: ...Chacha... ...Mr. Hijikata...

Okita Souji: ...Master...

Okita Souji: I... I...

Okita Souji: ...!?

Okita Souji: Wh-what is this...!?

Okita Souji: This light... I can feel everyone's hopes and dreams within it...!!!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Oda Nobunaga: What!? You...!

C:???: I am the true Okita Souji...the strongest Okita Souji.

C:???: I am Okita Souji Alter!

Nobbu: ...That's how Alters are SUPPOSED to happen, right?

Nobbu: So how did this happen!?

Nobbu: You, what, just woke up one morning and were suddenly an Alter? That's silly and I'm not buying it!

Okita Alter?: ...


Well!? Say something, Okita!

Nobbu: And what's with that color palette, anyway!?

Nobbu: You look like a tryhard noob!

A:Oda Nobunaga: Huh? You got a tan because you just randomly fell asleep with the lights on? Come on! I've heard of sensitive skin but that's nuts!

A:Oda Nobunaga:


Chacha: So this is Auntie losing it...

Chacha: Chacha remembers His Imperial Highness once said that she threw a pair of zori at him for no reason!

Chacha: So, Okita...Alter, was it?

Chacha: Your skin looks so much healthier now. Chacha approves of your new look.

Chacha: Oh, would you like some tea? It's Chacha's special matcha!

Nobbu: Stop that! This is no time for TEA!

Nobbu: Right, Fujimaru? You agree with me, don't you!?

Fujimaru 1: I am so confused...

Okita Alter?: ...

Okita Alter?: ...I see.

Fujimaru 2: Hey, wait! You killed me, Nobbu!?

Nobbu: Huh? I did?

Nobbu: Well, given the subject, I guess it can't be helped, right?

Chacha: So what about the original Okita? Is there anything left of her?

Okita Alter?: ...

Okita Alter?: So these...

Okita Alter?: ...are your memories, Master...

Okita Alter?: ...Fujimaru.

Okita Alter?: ...Thank you.

Okita Alter?: ...I'm glad I got to see your Chaldea in the end.

Section 1: Imperial Capital

Fujimaru 1: Huh? What is this place?

Fujimaru 2: ...Am I dreaming again?

D:Citizen: ...Hey! What're you standing around for!?

D:Citizen: Can't you hear the alarm!? You've gotta get as far away from here as you can!

Fujimaru 1: Excuse me, can you tell me where we are?

D:Citizen: Huh? What're you talking about!? This is the Imperial Capital, Tokyo! Obviously!

Fujimaru 2: Alarm?

D:Citizen: Hurry up, before you get caught in their cross fire!

D:Citizen: Fine, then! If you and your weird outfit are so eager to die, then stay there!

C:Mini Nobu: Nobbuuu!


Aaaaaahhh!!! I'm too late!

Fujimaru 1: Oh, it's just a Mini Nobu.

Fujimaru 2: NOW what's Nobbu up to?

Mini Nobu?: Nobbu!

D:Citizen: ...Wh-why? I'm a good...imperial citizen...

Mini Nobu?: Nobbuuu!

Fujimaru 1: ...Huh?

Fujimaru 2: ...I've gotta get out of here!

Mini Nobu?: Nobu nobuuu!

E:Citizen: P-please, h-help...!

E:Citizen: Aaaaaahhh!

Mini Nobu?: Nobu nobu!

Fujimaru 1: ...!

Fujimaru 2: I've just gotta find a way out!

Oda Nobunaga: ...

Fujimaru 1: Nobbu! Oh, great timing!

Fujimaru 2: Nobbu...?

Fujimaru 1: ...!?

Fujimaru 2: (Oof, that hurt!)

Oda Nobunaga: How dare you talk to me like that. Who do you think I am?

Oda Nobunaga: I'm Oda Nobunaga, the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven. Don't you forget it.

Fujimaru 1: What's going on...?

Fujimaru 2: I'm passing out...

Oda Nobunaga: Hmm, so you're an outsider. And here I thought you were one of Caster's people...

Oda Nobunaga: Seems I was worried over nothing.

Oda Nobunaga: ...Die.

Oda Nobunaga: ...And who are you?

A:???: ...

Fujimaru 1: Aren't you...?

Fujimaru 2: ...Okita?

Oda Nobunaga: ...If that oversized sword you carry is anything to go by, I take it you are a Saber?

Oda Nobunaga: And on top of that, you're that little [♂ boy's /♀ girl's] Servant?

A:???: ...

Oda Nobunaga: To think there was a Servant here still bound to a Master...

Oda Nobunaga: Interesting... I don't know where you came from, but no one comes strolling into my territory and gets away with it.

Oda Nobunaga: You Sabers are supposed to be the most powerful of the classes, right? Then let's see what you've got!

A:???: ...!


A:???: ...!

Oda Nobunaga: Is that all...?

Oda Nobunaga: Is that the best a member of the vaunted Saber class can do? I may as well be fighting a child.

A:???: ...Mas...ter...

Fujimaru 1: ...Are you okay?

Fujimaru 2: ...I've gotta do something!

A:???: ...I'm...kay...!

Oda Nobunaga: What is it? ...Are you a mute?

Oda Nobunaga: Hmph, what a letdown... I guess this is going to be yet another dull battle.

Oda Nobunaga: I've had enough of you. Begone.

C:???: Fwahahaha, sorry to keep you waiting, weakling.

Fujimaru 1: ...Huh? You deflected the bullet?

Fujimaru 2: ...What is even happening right now?

Oda Nobunaga: You...deflected my shot?

C:???: As if your bullets would ever work on me. Idiot.

C:???: Hey, human, are you still alive? If not, would it be all right to eat you?

D:???: Hey, stop that. [♂ He's /♀ She's] an important guest, after all.

D:???: Oh, yes, hello there. Pleasure to make your acquaintance, Archer. Or, would you prefer...

D:???: ...Lady Oda Nobunaga.

Oda Nobunaga: ...Who are you?

C:???: What should we do, Boss? Do we kill her? ...Please?

D:???: No, let's fall back for now; I'm worried about [♂ his /♀ her] wound. Would you like to come with us too?

A:???: ...O...kay.

A:???: ...I...see.

A:???: ...So these are words. I know them now.

Oda Nobunaga: What? You can talk after all?

Oda Nobunaga: ...No, wait. You LEARNED how to talk?

A:???: ...

Oda Nobunaga: Hmph. Well, no matter. Did you really think I would let you escape just because this rabble showed up?

C:???: Don't bother. Not gonna work, remember?

C:???: ...So anyway, you want me to carry the [♂ guy /♀ girl]?

D:???: Yes, please. As gently as possible, if you don't mind. And you, Servant, I take it you can still move?

A:???: ...Yes, I'm okay.

D:???: Good. This way, Oryou!

Oda Nobunaga: Oh, no you don't... All of you, get after them!

Mini Nobu?: Nobu nobuuu!

D:???: Now, let's take a look at your wound.

D:???: Hmm... You're still bleeding quite a lot, but at least the bullet didn't hit anything vital.

C:???: You can die if you would like. Don't worry. You will make a delicious dinner if you do. For me, yes.

D:???: What have I told you about saying things like that, Oryou?

Fujimaru 1: Who are you two?

Fujimaru 2: ...Thank you for helping me, but who...?

D:???: Ah yes, I haven't introduced myself yet, have I?

D:???: My name is Sakamoto Ryouma, a Rider. And this place...

Sakamoto Ryouma: the Imperial Capital, Tokyo.

Section 2: Pulsation

Narration: ...Meanwhile, somewhere in the city...

Officer: ...I'm here to make my regular report, General Amami.

Officer: Earlier this morning, June ●, 1945, during the ■th Holy Grail War...

Officer: ...we confirmed territory boundary conflicts with three Servants.

Major General Amami: ...Hmm. Earlier than usual.

Officer: Given the total number of Servants materialized, this falls within an acceptable margin of error.

Officer: We have also confirmed that their classes are Archer, Saber, and Lancer.

Officer: Each one established their own territory and started to fight.

Officer: Given the other classes' traits, and the fact that they're currently competing with each other...

Officer: ...we have not yet apprehended them or defined them.

Major General Amami: I see. Things got a little out of hand last time, so do make sure things go off without a hitch this time around.

Officer: Yes, sir.

Major General Amami: Three Knight classes, then? Tell me what we're dealing with here.

Officer: The Saber was a modern-day swordmaster.

Officer: The Lancer was an old-fashioned samurai warrior wielding a spear.

Officer: And the Archer... Well, I have her True Name right here.

Officer: ...Is this right!?

Major General Amami: What is it?

Officer: M-my apologies, sir. It seems the Archer is...

Officer: ...THE Oda Nobunaga.

Major General Amami: ...What!? Did you say...Oda Nobunaga?

Officer: Yes, sir. That's what our scouts are telling us.

Major General Amami: ...

Major General Amami: ...Heh.

Officer: ...Are you all right, sir?

Major General Amami: ...Yes, I'm fine. What's the latest on our Heroic Spirit Soldier deployment?

Officer: We've deployed two garrisons at key points in the Imperial Capital.

Officer: They're currently focused on maintaining the peace and conducting force reconnaissance.

Major General Amami: I see. Continue to monitor those three Servants. The survival of our Imperial Capital may depend upon it.

Officer: Yes, sir!

Major General Amami: ...You're dismissed.

Officer: Understood, sir.

Major General Amami: ...Hehe.

Major General Amami: ...Hehahahahaha!

Major General Amami: Haaahahahahahahahaha!

Major General Amami: At last...!

Major General Amami: At last, you have returned...!

Major General Amami: Lady Nobunaga!

D:???: Aww, [♂ he's /♀ she's] still alive.

C:???: Get away from [♂ him /♀ her].

D:???: ...Hmph. Another chance to eat [♂ him /♀ her] wasted.

C:???: ...Are you all right, Master?

Fujimaru 1: ...What is this place?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Well, it looks like you're all right now. Looks like your saliva worked, Oryou.

D:???: Hehe, there's nothing Oryou's saliva can't cure. Too bad. If [♂ he'd /♀ she'd] died, I could've eaten [♂ him /♀ her].

Fujimaru 2: Thanks for saving me.

C:???: ...

Sakamoto Ryouma: It would seem you're all right now. She never left your side this whole time, you know.

D:???: She never gave me a chance to eat you. Stupid Saber.

Sakamoto Ryouma: To your question, we are in my humble detective agency, tucked away in a corner of Tokyo.

Sakamoto Ryouma: And this is my assistant, Oryou. My apologies for not introducing her sooner.

Oryou: Yaaay.

Sakamoto Ryouma: She's not a Servant, but she's just as capable as one.

Fujimaru 1: You sure she's not stronger than most Servants?

Fujimaru 2: I saw her deflect that bullet like it was nothing.

Oryou: That is a super-classified Oryou trade secret. Still, you're really durable, for a human.

Sakamoto Ryouma: And I'm Sakamoto Ryouma, a Rider. Maybe you've heard of me, if you know any Japanese history?

Fujimaru 1: I read about you in a textbook. You're a Meiji Restoration hero!

Sakamoto Ryouma: Haha... I'm honored. I never imagined I would end up in the history books someday!

Oryou: Yaaay. This calls for sekihan for dinner.

Fujimaru 2: Umm... You're from Tosa and were active during the Bakumatsu era...

Oryou: You are very knowledgeable. Maybe even more than Oryou.

Sakamoto Ryouma: A Meiji Restoration hero, huh...

Sakamoto Ryouma: I see. So your name is Fujimaru, and you're the Master of Chaldea.

Fujimaru 1: You know about Chaldea?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Nope. Not at all. Far as I can tell, you look to be a visitor from elsewhere.

Fujimaru 2: That's me. Master extraordinaire.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I know some of them are backups, but to command that many Servants...

Sakamoto Ryouma: Truly impressive.

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...As for that Servant who seems quite concerned about your well-being...

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...maybe it's time she introduced herself as well?

C:???: I'm...a Servant...I think.

C:???: ...Was I Okita? Do you know me, Master?

Fujimaru 1: You do look like Okita, but...

Sakamoto Ryouma:'re THE Okita? Or maybe, a different aspect of her?

Sakamoto Ryouma: No, I shouldn't be surprised. Anything could happen here.

Fujimaru 2: Have you ever heard of Alters?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Short for “alternative,” right? When a different side of a Heroic Spirit manifests, if I'm not mistaken.

Okita Alter: ...Okita. Is that my name? If you say it is, Master, then it must be.

Sakamoto Ryouma: So this is an Alter...

Sakamoto Ryouma: Still, I didn't think this was a particularly common occurrence.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Tell me, do you happen to know any other Altered Heroic Spirits?

Fujimaru 1: ...Uh...yeah, you could say I know...a few...

Fujimaru 2: I think another one just showed up recently.

Sakamoto Ryouma: That IS a surprise. You really know that many, do you?

Sakamoto Ryouma: You are not just any Master, it would seem.

Okita Alter: ...

Sakamoto Ryouma: Right, then. Why don't I explain what is happening here.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Oryou, would you make some tea for our guests?

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...Oryou?

Oryou: ...Huh!? Tea? Right, tea.

Oryou: Certainly, Boss. Oryou'll even throw in some saliva, too. Oryou's saliva can cure anything, after all.

Fujimaru 1: ...A Holy Grail War?

Fujimaru 2: ...So there's a Holy Grail War here too, huh.

Sakamoto Ryouma: That's right. I'm glad I won't have to waste any time explaining Holy Grail Wars, then.

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...As you know, a typical Holy Grail War is a battle between seven Servants for the Grail itself.

Sakamoto Ryouma: We are in a sort of variation of that. There are no Masters here, just a...LOT of Servants.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Many of these Servants are forced to fight tooth and nail just to secure one of the seven classes for themselves.

Fujimaru 1: Wait. Servants are fighting each other for classes?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Sort of. Defective Servants are killing each other in an attempt to secure a proper class.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Think of it as a sort of...selections stage preceding the actual battle itself.

Fujimaru 2: ...So it's a Holy Grail War with no Masters?

Sakamoto Ryouma: There have been rare cases of Rogue Servants, yes, but nothing like this.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Here, every Servant is acting on their own, without a single Master among them.

Sakamoto Ryouma: In fact, you're the very first Master I've ever seen.

Okita Alter: ...Then, does that mean I'm one of those Servants?

Sakamoto Ryouma: I'm afraid I can't speak to that...

Sakamoto Ryouma: All I know is that you're the only Servant I've seen here with a Master.

Sakamoto Ryouma: What are you doing here with [♂ him /♀ her], anyway?

Okita Alter: ...All I know is...when I came to, Master was there.

Okita Alter: I feel like I have to stay with [♂ him /♀ her], no matter what.

Oryou: Hey Ryouma, maybe she imprinted on [♂ him /♀ her]?

Oryou: You know, like when a baby bird thinks the first creature it sees is its mother?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Come now. Just because YOU did that doesn't mean–

Da Vinci: ...And that's my cue!

Mash: Senpai! Are you all right!?

Fujimaru 1: Da Vinci!

Fujimaru 2: Mash!

Oryou: What the hell? That scared Oryou.

Oryou: Hey, what kind of monster are you? A whatmon?

Sakamoto Ryouma: It looks like some of Master Fujimaru's friends have joined us. I'm impressed they managed to slip through the Imperial Capital's quarantine...

Da Vinci: Quarantine... Exactly!

Da Vinci: We're still figuring out how it happened, but what we do know...

Da Vinci: that Fujimaru got trapped there during a Rayshift.

Da Vinci: Normally, we don't have any issue tracking [♂ him /♀ her], but for some reason, it was tricky this time.

Da Vinci: But being the unparalleled genius that I am, I was able to brute-force my way to reestablishing comms!

Mash: I'm just glad you're all right, Senpa–Wait, what happened to your stomach!?

Fujimaru 1: I'm okay. It looks worse than it is.

Mash: I-I see...

Fujimaru 2: I got...shot. Just a little though.

Mash: Are you sure you're all right!?

Oryou: Relax. A little spit and [♂ he'll /♀ she'll] be good as new.

Mash: Spit...!? Um, Senpai, can I ask who you are with?

Oryou: Oryou's Oryou. Just who the hell are you?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Yes, yes, just wait your turn, Oryou...

Sakamoto Ryouma: Let's try that again. It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I'm Sakamoto Ryouma, a Rider.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I take it you're Master Fujimaru's friends? You're affiliated with this Chaldea place [♂ he /♀ she] spoke of?

Da Vinci: So you're the ones who helped Fujimaru out. Thanks for that.

Da Vinci: You seem like the sort of Servant with a good head on his shoulders.

Da Vinci: How about it, Fujimaru? Has that been your experience so far?

Fujimaru 1: He and Oryou did save me...

Fujimaru 2: I definitely don't think he's a bad person.

Da Vinci: Got it. If that's what you think, I'm willing to give them a chance.

Da Vinci: But I do want to make sure of one thing first. What are you hoping to get out of all this, Rider?

Sakamoto Ryouma: I suppose I should've seen that question coming.

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...Hmm. There's no sense lying about this, so I'll just be direct.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I want to either retrieve or destroy the Holy Grail. I'd even be happy to let Master Fujimaru have it if [♂ he /♀ she] wants.

Da Vinci: Hmm, and why is that? I don't see how an arrangement like that could possibly benefit you.

Sakamoto Ryouma: You've got me there... Someone else said something real similar to me a long time ago.

Sakamoto Ryouma: All right, let me put it this way. The Holy Grail is the cause of a lot of suffering for the people here.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I want to help them and put a stop to it. That's all.

Da Vinci: You want to help them? That's it? You're really just going to say it flat out like that, in that lovely baritone voice of yours?

Da Vinci: Heh... Hahahahaha! You really got me good! Talk about an emergency!

Fujimaru 1: You don't have to laugh that much.

Fujimaru 2: Come on Da Vinci, be nice.

Da Vinci: Oh come on, you have to admit it's funny. I mean, this guy couldn't be more suspicious if he tried!

Da Vinci: Still... Hmm, I suppose I will take you at your word. I do know Sakamoto Ryouma to be a Heroic Spirit who is certainly worthy of trust.

Mash: Huh? Why is that, Acting Director Da Vinci?

Da Vinci: Oh, I took a gander at his file, and everything he's saying right now lines up with how he was in life.

Da Vinci: He's a very greedy person. He always sought wider recognition more than individual gratitude.

Da Vinci: People like that might talk a good game, but they don't lie. Don't you agree, Fujimaru?

Fujimaru 1: Yeah, you may be right.

Fujimaru 2: I do think he's a good person.

Mash: I, uh, I see...

Da Vinci: All right then, Rider, I'm counting on you to take good care of Fujimaru.

Da Vinci: As for us, we're Chaldea, the Security Organization dedicated to the Preservation of Humanity.

Da Vinci: You can think of us as Fujimaru's backup team, [♂ his /♀ her] operational support, if you like.

Da Vinci: I am Leonardo da Vinci. Most people just call me Da Vinci, though!

Mash: And I'm Mash...Mash Kyrielight. I'm one of Senpai's Servants.

Okita Alter: ...Hm.

Mash: So, you're...Sakamoto Ryouma.

Mash: Even though you're a master of the Hokushin Ittouryu, your greatest achievement did not involve drawing your sword...

Mash: ...but in helping to negotiate the Satchou Alliance in an effort to restore imperial rule to Japan. You were a hero of the Meiji Restoration.

Oryou: Wow, Ryouma. Oryou didn't know you were so famous. Yaaay. Now we can have sekihan tomorrow too.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Mmm. How kind of you.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Let's see, Da Vinci, was it?

Sakamoto Ryouma: It seems you've already gotten a good look at what's going on here in Tokyo, yes?

Da Vinci: Righto. Honestly, this sorta stuff happens all the time, so it's not really anything new for us. But let me fill you in just in case.

Da Vinci: That place you're in now? Tokyo is the only thing that exists there. Basically a self-contained island.

Fujimaru 1: Only Tokyo?

Fujimaru 2: What do you mean?

Da Vinci: It's shut in by a series of invisible walls, which makes it impossible to get in or out using conventional means.

Da Vinci: It's a bit like a Singularity in that it's quite separate from regular human history.

Fujimaru 1: Then, nobody can escape from here?

Fujimaru 2: Does that mean you can't intervene from the outside?

Sakamoto Ryouma: A Singularity, huh... Yeah, that sounds about right.

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...You're spot-on.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Nobody, whether human or Servant, is able to set one foot outside the Imperial Capital's limits.

Sakamoto Ryouma: It's completely isolated, even from history itself.

Mash: Then, how is Senpai supposed to get back?

Da Vinci: Oh, don't you worry about that, Mash.

Da Vinci: The fact that we're able to communicate like this means there should also be a way to Rayshift [♂ him /♀ her] out of there.

Da Vinci: Though we'll need a lot more information and a much more stable connection to improve our odds of success.

Da Vinci: Fortunately, since I'm such an amazing genius, I've already mapped out the Singularity's structure.

Da Vinci: Near as I can tell, it's erecting a Bounded Field around several different points to maintain the whole area's integrity.

Da Vinci: I've narrowed down a few points that seem like likely candidates, but I can't say anything for sure without seeing them for myself...

Sakamoto Ryouma: Not to worry. What you've said has been a big help, believe it or not.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I already planned to investigate this place myself anyway.

Da Vinci: Sorry, the simulation we're using to observe you there just went kinda haywire.

Da Vinci: It looks like somebody's jamming our signal. Whoever it is, they must have some kinda jerkwad engineer working for them.

Da Vinci: It's going to take us a while to sort all this out, and we'll have to disconnect while we do it.

Da Vinci: I'm afraid this is all we can do for now. Let me send you the points to investigate before we go.

Da Vinci: ...All right, Fujimaru.

Da Vinci: We'll keep an eye on things from here as best we can, but make sure you watch your own back too.

Mash: Yes, please be careful, Senpai!

Mash: B-by the way, is that Okita there with you? She seems...kind of different...

Da Vinci: I was too busy with my analysis to pay much attention, but now that you mention it, she DOES have a different air about her, doesn't she.

Mash: It's not just the air. Her whole color palette is–

Okita Alter: Who was that...?

Fujimaru 1: Uh, that was Mash?

Fujimaru 2: That was my really helpful kouhai.

Okita Alter: ...Hm.

Okita Alter: ...I see.

Oryou: What's wrong? You hungry or something?

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...You're more than a little clueless about some things, aren't you, Oryou.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Anyway, we don't have any time to waste. I need to find out what the other Servants are up to.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Since your wound still needs time to heal, can I ask you to stay here and watch the place while I'm gone?

Oryou: He means weaklings should stay put. Sit... Stay! Good small fry.

Fujimaru 1: Understood.

Fujimaru 2: Small fry...?

Okita Alter: ...I'll keep Master safe.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Yes, please do. That will be a big help.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Say, I have an idea. If you have the time, maybe you'd like to help me a bit with my work?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Things have kind of piled up while I've been away from the office, you see.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I'll be happy to pay you, of course, and you wouldn't have to go far out of your way. Just handle whatever you're comfortable with. That should be fine.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Since this area is a good ways away from the three Servants' territories, it should be pretty safe.

Fujimaru 1: Territories?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Ah, yes. It's a sort of additional rule specific to this Holy Grail War.

Sakamoto Ryouma: As long as a Servant with an official class is inside their own territory...

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...they receive special support from the Holy Grail.

Okita Alter: ...I don't have any support.

Sakamoto Ryouma: That's why I specified they have to have an official class.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Only once a Servant has won a battle for a class, and then been registered as that class...

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...will the Holy Grail begin to support them.

Sakamoto Ryouma: You can't compete with other Servants over territory until you've done that much.

Fujimaru 1: Reminds me of that ink shooter that Archer and Hokusai play...

Fujimaru 2: It reminds me of Risk or something.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Essentially. All of the contestants are competing for territory.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Incidentally, since I'm a Rider, I have some leeway to ignore the other Servants' territories and go where I please.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Luckily for me, that's a handy thing to be able to do when you're conducting an investigation.

Fujimaru 1: I see.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I'm glad you catch on so quickly. I've never been part of a Holy Grail War quite like this either.

Sakamoto Ryouma: There are still a lot of things I'm unsure about, and the only way to find out more is to do the legwork.

Fujimaru 2: Does that go for the Mini Nobus too?

Sakamoto Ryouma: You mean those strange creatures the Archer was commanding? It seems so, yes.

Sakamoto Ryouma: The effect seems to differ depending on the Heroic Spirit and class, so in the end, it still comes down to investigating matters directly.

Sakamoto Ryouma: All right then, I'm going out for a while. Thanks for keeping an eye on my office in the meantime.

Oryou: Oryou will bring you back a frog.

Fujimaru 1: Be careful out there.

Fujimaru 2: Um, I'm not really fond of frogs...

Sakamoto Ryouma: See you soon.

Oryou: Hey, Ryouma. Are you sure about them?

Sakamoto Ryouma: You mean the Master? I think we'll be fine. [♂ He /♀ She] seems like a perfectly nice person.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I do consider myself a decent judge of character, you know. Plus, it seems like [♂ his /♀ her] friends are rather capable as well.

Oryou: No, Oryou meant to ask if those weaklings will be okay watching your office alone.

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...I'm shocked. I never thought you would ever worry about a human.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Have you taken a liking to [♂ him /♀ her]?

Oryou: Yes. [♂ He /♀ She] looks yummy.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Ah, I see...

Sakamoto Ryouma: Don't worry, they'll be fine. If I'm right, then that Servant is...

Oryou: What? Does your stomach hurt?

Sakamoto Ryouma: No, no, I'm fine.

A:Sakamoto Ryouma: Anyway, this certainly isn't the first time, but...

A:Sakamoto Ryouma: looks like this Holy Grail War is going to be quite a pain in the neck.

Section 3: Man-Slayer

Rogue Servant: ...!?

G:Man in Black Coat: Hmph. I don't know if you were some big, tough Saber in your day, but you're nothing to me.

G:Man in Black Coat: You got some nerve, thinking you could take me on as weak as you are.

Rogue Servant: ...!

G:Man in Black Coat: Oho... So you're trying to use the closest thing you have to a Noble Phantasm.

G:Man in Black Coat: Too bad.

Rogue Servant: ...!

G:Man in Black Coat: ...I've already learned your technique.

Radio Announcement: This just in. Early this morning, the Army's 4th Magecraft Unit announced...

Radio Announcement: ...that a Holy Grail War has begun in the Imperial Capital, Tokyo.

Radio Announcement: We repeat: a Holy Grail War has begun in Tokyo.

Okita Alter: ...

Fujimaru 1: Huh, it's on the news?

Okita Alter: ...Oh, normally it isn't? ...I see.

Fujimaru 2: Do you like listening to the radio?

Okita Alter: ...Yes. ...It's also good for learning words.

Okita Alter: ...For some reason, there are many things I don't know.

Okita Alter: Servants should have memories of their lives, but I do not.

Okita Alter: Okita Souji... Is that who I am?

Okita Alter: And why am I missing the knowledge of this era that the Grail should have given me when I materialized?

Okita Alter: I couldn't even speak until a little while ago...

Okita Alter: ...What am I?

Fujimaru 1: Alter...

Okita Alter: ...

Okita Alter: I don't even know if I'm a Saber. I think I'm too weak for that.

Fujimaru 2: At least you learned quickly, right?

Okita Alter: ...Hm? Yes, I guess that's true.

Okita Alter: Maybe...I'm actually smart?

Okita Alter: By the way, Master, are you sure you're okay making a contract with a strange Servant like me?

Okita Alter: I'm not even sure if we sealed our contract properly...

Fujimaru 1: I'm sure I can count on you.

Fujimaru 2: I'm glad I met you.

Okita Alter: ...!

Okita Alter: ...I see. I'm glad I met you, too.

Okita Alter: ...Hold it.

Okita Alter: ...Someone's here.

Fujimaru 1: Maybe it's a customer?

Fujimaru 2: Maybe it's Sakamoto?

Man in Black Coat: ...Pardon me. Is this the Sakamoto residence?

Fujimaru 1: ...Uh, yes, that's right.

Fujimaru 2: ...I'm afraid Sakamoto isn't here right now.

Man in Black Coat: I see. Just what I wanted to hear.

Man in Black Coat: ...I am going to kill you now.

Okita Alter: What do you think you're doing?

Man in Black Coat: What's this? Who are you? Why are you getting in my way?

Man in Black Coat: Ah, the sword... I take it you are a Saber?

Fujimaru 1: An enemy Servant!?

Fujimaru 2: Alter! Are you okay!?

Man in Black Coat: What nonsense.

Man in Black Coat: Servants killing each other is the point of a Holy Grail War. Of course I'd start by getting rid of the weaker ones.

Man in Black Coat: And you ARE weak, aren't you, Saber? I could tell the moment we crossed blades.

Man in Black Coat: Honestly, I can hardly believe you're a Saber with such pitiful skills.

Okita Alter: ...

Man in Black Coat: Haha!

Man in Black Coat: So THIS is the Saber? One of the three strongest classes? That's hysterical!

Man in Black Coat: Talk about a lucky break, getting you as my first opponent.

Man in Black Coat: NOW DIE!


Okita Alter: ...Hmm. I should have known.

Okita Alter: Other Servants are much harder to fight than those weaker enemies.

Man in Black Coat: What are you? Are you sure you're a Saber?

Man in Black Coat: Your swordplay is a bad joke. Your form is BEYOND amateurish. Are you carrying that enormous blade around just for show?

Okita Alter: ...I'm sorry, Master, I can't beat him. I guess I really am weak.

Fujimaru 1: Let's get out of here!

Fujimaru 2: You don't have to win. We just have to survive.

Okita Alter: ...Okay. Let's run for it.

Okita Alter: Hold on tight. Don't let go.

Man in Black Coat: Fools! Do you really think I'd let you escape!?

Okita Alter: ...I'm sorry I'm such a useless Servant, Master.

Okita Alter: You must be very disappointed in me.

Fujimaru 1: Not at all, Alter.

Fujimaru 2: Can we maybe talk about this later?

Man in Black Coat: ...Don't bother running away. I can tell exactly what you're going to do.

Man in Black Coat: It is too little, too late, but I suppose I can at least commend your quick getaway attempt.

Okita Alter: ...Did you hear that, Master? He said my getaway attempt was quick.

Okita Alter: Maybe I'm not useless after all!

Man in Black Coat: ...Are you mocking me?

Okita Alter: Am I, Master?

Fujimaru 1: Never mind that! Let's just run for it!

Fujimaru 2: I...don't think that's what's going on here.

Man in Black Coat: Nobody mocks me and gets away with it!

Oryou: You sure about that, little Assassin?

Man in Black Coat: ...You!?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Are you all right, Fujimaru?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Well if it isn't Izo. As I live and breathe! Haven't seen you around here in a dog's age.

Fujimaru 1: Sakamoto!

Sakamoto Ryouma: Oh, sorry, guess that's the country in me slipping out. Anyway! Sorry I was gone so long!

Fujimaru 2: You sound...different.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Oh, sorry. I usually try to keep the country under control, but sometimes it just slips out.

D:Izo: ...Ryooouma! You've got a lot of nerve showing your face here, traitor!

Oryou: Calm down, little Assassin. All that anger just makes you seem even smaller.

D:Izo: Shut it, ya bitch!

D:Izo: Ryouma! First you sell us out, then you show up like nothing happened!?

D:Izo: And now you're claiming to be a hero of the Meiji Restoration!? Is there no end to your mockery!?

D:Izo: You got me beheaded, you piece of shit!

D:Izo: I'll NEVER forgive you!

Sakamoto Ryouma: I'm sorry.

Sakamoto Ryouma: I really do feel bad about that.

Sakamoto Ryouma: But we also really don't have time for this right now. There's a seriously dangerous Servant right behind us!

Okita Souji: You're not getting away from me, Rider.

Okita Souji: If you thought you could enter my territory and leave alive, you were sorely mistaken.

Fujimaru 1: Okita!?

Fujimaru 2: Huh? She seems different somehow...

Okita Alter: ...Okita?

Okita Souji: Hm? An Assassin, and... What!?

Okita Souji: Is

Okita Alter: ...You're my–

Sakamoto Ryouma: Now! Oryou, jump!

Sakamoto Ryouma: Take these two and Izo with you!

Oryou: You mean Oryou's gotta take the little Assassin too? Ughhh...

Oryou: Fine, since you asked. But just today.

D:Izo: This isn't over, Ryouma! Hey! Let go of me, you brute!

Oryou: D-don't call me a brute. Oryou's not a brute; you're a brute. Hey, are you sure we can't just leave this annoying bug behind?

Sakamoto Ryouma: No, sorry. Try not to let him provoke you for a bit... Anyway, Okita, we'll be saying bye for now.

Okita Souji: You're not going any–Urk...!?

Okita Souji: I didn't even realize I'd strayed out of my territory...

Okita Souji: I guess going after Riders on foot isn't the best idea...

Okita Souji: ...Still, that Servant...

Okita Souji: She looked just like me...

Section 4: Battle Front

D:Izo: ...

Ryouma: ...

Fujimaru 1: Um... Do you guys know each other or something?

Fujimaru 2: ...Is it just me, or is it kind of cold in here?

Oryou: Why did we bring this dumb little bug with us? He's ugly. We should have left him behind.

Ryouma: Well, Izo and I go way back.

Ryouma: Okada Izo of Tosa was pretty famous in Kyoto back when the Tokugawa shogunate was on its last legs.

Okita Alter: So, you know each other?

D:Izo: KNOW each other!? This coward betrayed us!

Ryouma: ...And I said I was sorry about that.

D:Izo: Sorry!? You think just saying sorry makes up for what you did!?

D:Izo: How about I cut you to ribbons right here, and then we'll see how sorry you are?

Ryouma: ...

Ryouma: ...I see. I didn't realize you hated me that much.

Ryouma: ...

Ryouma: ...All right. If that's what it takes to make you feel better, go ahead.

Ryouma: Kill me.

Oryou: Huh? No. That doesn't work for Oryou.

Ryouma: It's all right, Oryou. Please, stay out of this.

D:Izo: I'm serious about this, Ryouma!

D:Izo: I'm a man of my word! If I say I'll do something, I will damn well do it!

Fujimaru 1: Huh!?

Fujimaru 2: Is this really happening!?

Izo: Wha...!?

Izo: Wh-why didn't you dodge, Ryouma!?

Oryou: Ryouma! That's a serious wound!

Ryouma: ...What, this? It's nothing. If it helps Izo feel better, I can deal with it.

Ryouma: Besides, if he'd really meant to kill me, I'd be dead.

Ryouma: ...Isn't that right?

Izo: Wha... I-I knew you were a coward, but I didn't think you were an idiot, too! I swear, as long as we've known each other...!

Izo: Dammit! Just go ahead and die for all I care!

Ryouma: Haha... Well, that should help keep the peace around here, right?

Ryouma: ...Oh, would someone mind grabbing those bandages for me?

Ryouma: ...Phew. Thanks, Oryou.

Ryouma: Oh, and I'm good on saliva, thanks. Besides, it's...pretty sticky.

Oryou: Shut up. If you die, Oryou dies too, you know. Be careful.

Izo: ...Hmph.

Izo: This doesn't mean I've forgiven you!

Izo: I, uh... I just don't feel like killing you now, that's all!

Ryouma: I know. Thanks, Izo. Holding back for now is more than enough.

Izo: Why you... Do you EVER shut up...!?

Ryouma: Now, getting back to our previous discussion...

Ryouma: I've managed a bit of investigating. Between that and the data Chaldea gave us, I think I've more or less sorted out how things work here.

Ryouma: There are anchors made from fragments of the Holy Grail located at several points around the city...

Ryouma: ...and each of them commands its own Servant.

Ryouma: Every Servant with an official class has their territory set around their anchor.

Ryouma: The rules of this Holy Grail War are simple: fight the other Servants, gain their territories, and become the sole victor.

Da Vinci: ...Exactly!

Da Vinci: Damn, I wanted to be the one to explain all that.

Fujimaru 1: Da Vinci!

Da Vinci: That's right! Geniuses are the best at dramatic entrances! Even if that wasn't quite what I was aiming for this time.

Fujimaru 2: Mash!

Mash: Thank goodness you're all right, Senpai!

Mash: Thanks to Da Vinci's analysis, we've figured out a way to bring you back.

Da Vinci: ...So!

Da Vinci: Since the anchors holding that place together are made from Holy Grail fragments...

Da Vinci: ...all you have to do is destroy them, and that world's foundations should come crumbling down, taking the Singularity with them.

Da Vinci: Even better, once that's done, the signals jamming our observations should disappear too...

Da Vinci: ...which will make Rayshifting Fujimaru back to Chaldea pretty simple.

Da Vinci: Still... We have a goal, but actually making it happen is a bit more difficult.

Da Vinci: And then there's the whole twisting a Holy Grail War into some sort of Servant war game thing...

Da Vinci: Why would anyone go to the trouble of setting up this Singularity to run on a system that is such a complete pain in the ass?

B:Sakamoto Ryouma: ...

Da Vinci: We'll keep an eye on that as we investigate.

Da Vinci: For now, Fujimaru, I'd like you to focus mainly on destroying the anchors.

Da Vinci: Aw crap, are we out of time already? Okay, one last quick thing.

Da Vinci: You know the Servants' territories? Well, they look like they're linked to the anchors too.

Da Vinci: The more you whittle down enemy Servants' territories the less assistance they'll get from the Grail.

Da Vinci: All right, looks like we're out of time, so, later!

Mash: Oh, Senpai, about the tan Okita next to–

Okita Alter: ...She seems a little too friendly with you.

Fujimaru 1: You think?

Okita Alter: ...Yes.

Fujimaru 2: Mash and I have been through a lot together.

Okita Alter: ...I see. A lot, huh.

Ryouma: At any rate, now we know what our goal is.

Ryouma: We need to whittle down each Servant's territory and sever their connection to the Grail. Yeah, that's a lot more clear-cut.

Ryouma: Which means this is where we get serious. If we all work together, I'm sure we can pull it off.

Fujimaru 1: Got it! ...Uh, by the way...

Fujimaru 2: Er... What about you, Assassin? What are you going to do?

Izo: ...Huh?

Ryouma: You will help us, right, Izo?

Izo: Are ya insane!?

Izo: Why would I ever help YOU lot!?

Izo: I'm ONE of the Servants in this Holy Grail War, you know!

Ryouma: I don't expect you to help for nothing, Izo.

Ryouma: Sure, you're a genius with the sword. But even you can't take them all on alone, can you?

Izo: Don't bother buttering me up! All you ever do is trick me into going along with you!

Ryouma: ...Izo. You saw that enemy Saber for yourself, remember?

Ryouma: She's tough. Really tough.

Izo: ...You mean the one in the haori?

Izo: I'd recognize that detestable blue haori anywhere... Ryouma, does that mean–

Ryouma: That's right. She's part of the strongest group of master swordsmen of the late Tokugawa shogunate...

Ryouma: ...the group you and I have a long history with...

Rogue Servant: ...!?

Hijikata: Hey, you...

Rogue Servant: ...!?

Hijikata: Are you with Satsuma, or Choushu?

Rogue Servant: ...!?!?

Hijikata: Well, I guess it doesn't matter. Get in my way...

Hijikata: ...and I'll cut you down where you stand!

Rogue Servant: ...!?!?!?

Hijikata: Not yet... I'm not done yet...!

Hijikata: Cut them up...!

Hijikata: Advance...!

Hijikata: CUT THEM UP...!

Hijikata: ADVANCE...!

Hijikata: This is...

Hijikata: ...the Shinsengumi!!!

Section 5: Competence

Oda Nobunaga: ...Hmm. The Rider and the Assassin, eh.

Scout Mini Nobu: Nobbu!

Oda Nobunaga: Hmph. Well, it doesn't matter how many weaklings band together. They have no chance against me.

Oda Nobunaga: In the meantime, continue gathering all the information you can.

Scout Mini Nobu: Nobu!

E:???: Lady Nobunaga...

Oda Nobunaga: ...What is it?

E:???: There is a messenger here, on the Caster's behalf.

Oda Nobunaga: Oh? The Caster, eh... I can't imagine they're serious about wanting to team up...

Oda Nobunaga: Well, no matter. Go and hear what it is they have to say, Nobukatsu.

Oda Nobukatsu: Yes, Lady Nobunaga! Consider it done, Sister.

Rogue Servant: [[File:berserkervoice1.png50px]]!!!

Izo: Outta my way, moron!

Rogue Servant: !?

Izo: Hmph... Weakling. Come on, the path's clear now.

Fujimaru 1: You're not much for diplomacy, are you...?

Fujimaru 2: Do you have to be know...

Izo: What? Ya got a problem with how I deal with things?

Izo: If I hadn't cut that thing down, you'd be breathing through your neck right now.

Izo: Or would you have preferred to die so we could spare its feelings?

Fujimaru 1: I-I guess you're right...

Fujimaru 2: I can't argue with that...

Izo: Hmph. Well, your Servant IS quite weak.

Izo: This would have been a much longer fight if I hadn't been here.

Okita Alter: ...That may be true, but it's still mean of you to say. Anyway, are you sure about this, Master?

Okita Alter: This Servant tried to kill Master.

Ryouma: It's okay. Izo at least takes his job seriously. I know he'll do great, just like he did for Mr. Katsu.

Izo: It's not JUST my job I take seriously!

Izo: Relax. I'm a man of my word.

Izo: ...Unlike that lying Ryouma.

Fujimaru 1: How do you know Sakamoto, anyway?

Izo: ...We grew up in the same town. We used to play and go fishing together all the time.

Fujimaru 2: You're nicer than I thought.

Izo: Huh? Are you as thickheaded as he is? I'm only helping you out for the time being!

Izo: Anyway, once this is over, I'm just going to kill you all at once.

Izo: ...This is it.

Fujimaru 1: So this is the Lancer's hideout...

Fujimaru 2: How did you know where it was?

Izo: I'm an Assassin. This is kind of my thing, kid.

Izo: Once I set my sights on someone, they don't get away.

Okita Alter: I see. So that's how you found us.

Izo: ...Quiet.

Izo: Something's not right... I can't sense the Lancer's presence anymore.

Fujimaru 1: Are you sure?

Izo: Lancer was here just a moment ago, I'm sure of it...

Fujimaru 2: Did you maybe make a mistake?

Izo: I'm divine punishment incarnate! I don't MAKE mistakes!

Izo: ...Aha. That explains it.

Izo: It looks like someone got here before us.

Izo: ...Come on. They're inside.

Li Shuwen: ...Welcome, friend. Or, at least, welcome, visitor from the Far East.

Li Shuwen: Then again, I only just got here myself, so maybe greetings aren't necessary.

Izo: ...Did you kill the Lancer?

Li Shuwen: Kakaka, easy there!

Li Shuwen: This Holy Grail War has been rather dull, what with so few worthwhile opponents to fight.

Li Shuwen: I was hoping these official Servants would be more of a challenge in their own territory, but as you can see, I was sadly mistaken.

Li Shuwen: I was told that Holy Grail Wars were a fearsome clash between heroes old and new.

Li Shuwen: So naturally, I was curious to pit my own skills against these great heroes.

Li Shuwen: However, it seems that my reputation for killing in a single strike still rings true.

Li Shuwen: What an incredible letdown it was when the battle really was over with a single strike.

Fujimaru 1: You killed the Lancer here with one hit!?

Fujimaru 2: Izo, this Lancer's

Izo: ...Shut it.

Izo: Hmph, I bet you're one of those dilettantes who only practices martial arts in the safety of their dojo. Awfully smut for a glorified athlete.

Izo: I hate to bring you down while you are clearly riding high on your victories over so many weaklings...

Izo: ...but I'm afraid now that I've found you, your luck's run out.

Izo: Prepare to be cut down where you stand!

Li Shuwen: Good, good. That's the sort of absurd boasting I had been hoping for. Now I need not hold back.

Li Shuwen: So, which of you would like to face me first? Or I can also take you all on at once if you prefer.

Izo: Huh? These two are only here to watch.

Izo: I can handle a little spear-wielder like you without breaking a sweat.

Izo: ...Now DIE!

Li Shuwen: Kaka, that's more like it!

Li Shuwen: I look forward to seeing what challenge, if any, your swordsmanship offers.

Ryouma: ...This is awful. All these beautiful flowers, snuffed out in their prime.

Ryouma: Even for a Berserker, this is horrific.

Ryouma: This park is supposed to be for everyone.

Oryou: It looks like he just went around killing anyone who happened to be close by. Even Oryou wouldn't make this much of a mess.

Ryouma: I don't know about that. You can get awfully messy. do we find the Berserker in question...

Hijikata: ...Hey, you.

Oryou: Ah. Ryouma, behind you.

Hijikata: Hey, you... Are you with Satsuma, or Choushu?

Ryouma: Oh, well then... It seems the Berserker found us.

Ryouma: Huh? Wait a moment... I know there's something wildly different about you, but aren't you...

Ryouma: ...Well, well. It looks like Izo isn't the only blast from my past here.

Hijikata: Answer me... Are you with Satsuma, or Choushu?

Hijikata: If you refuse to answer...

Hijikata: ...that will itself be answer enough...!

Ryouma: I never thought I'd run into the Demon Vice Commander of the Shinsengumi having a drink among the cherry blossoms here of all places.

Ryouma: Looks like you won't need to hold back, Oryou!

Hijikata: So you are my enemies. Just as I thought.

Hijikata: ...This area belongs to the Shinsengumi. Nobody sets foot here and leaves alive!

Izo: ...I-impossible!

Izo: H-how can I be losing!?

Li Shuwen: ...How boring. You really are all bark and no bite.

Li Shuwen: I can see where this is going. The best you can hope for is to die honorably now.

Li Shuwen: Go ahead, come at me one more time. I can at least give you a quick death.

Izo: ...This can't be happening!

Izo: sword is invincible!

Izo: ...W-wait, of course! The territory!

Izo: You changed places with that Lancer you defeated, didn't you!

Izo: You can't fool me! I know how you Three Knight Classes get way more support from the Holy Grail than the rest of us!

Izo: Y-you're a coward, using cheap tricks like that!

Fujimaru 1: Izo, it's...really not that in this case.

Fujimaru 2: This particular Lancer is just, well...

Okita Alter: ...He's not using anything. ...He's just strong, plain and simple.

Li Shuwen: ...What a shame. If only you didn't have such a short temper.

Li Shuwen: You have enough natural talent that, with training, you could have really been something.

Izo: C-COULD have been!?

Izo: My sword has never failed me!

Izo: Nobody could beat me! I could make any other style my own just be seeing it in action once!

Izo: I...I am a genius with the sword!

Li Shuwen: I know. You clearly have a gift for observation. You even surpass me in raw talent.

Izo: Wha...!?

Li Shuwen: But that's all you have. A true martial artist must be skilled in many disciplines. Training only in one discipline is no path to supremacy.

Li Shuwen: You should have disposed with such foolish notions while you were still young. Unfortunately, it seems fate was not kind to you.

Li Shuwen: I can tell you must have died while you were still young and foolish. What a waste.

Izo: What did you say...?

Li Shuwen: Enough talk now. I have sworn to take no more than one life per battle.

Li Shuwen: This is as far as you go, Assassin, but I'm willing to let the [♂ boy /♀ girl] live for now.

Li Shuwen: After all, if I were to kill everyone every time, I'd soon run out of prey with which to make my living.

Fujimaru 1: I don't think so.

Fujimaru 2: Stand back, Izo. Let's do this, Alter!

Okita Alter: ...Got it.

Izo: Are you mad!? How many times have I told you!? Even I was no match for him!

Izo: There's no way such a pathetically weak Servant as her could last more than a second!

Okita Alter: ...

Li Shuwen: ...I see. So you will be my true opponent.

Li Shuwen: Very well then, yours will be the life I take in this battle.

Okita Alter: ...Master, this Servant is very strong.

Okita Alter: But I won't let him kill you. I promise.

Fujimaru 1: I'm counting on you, Alter!

Fujimaru 2: I know you won't.

Li Shuwen: Trust born from loyalty, hmm? Very well then. It's been some time since I killed a human!


Okita Alter: ...Guh!

Fujimaru 1: Alter!

Li Shuwen: Hahahaha! This was quite an exciting match!

Li Shuwen: You were doomed from the start, but still you blocked my attacks no fewer than three times!

Li Shuwen: Pathetic swordsmanship indeed. You seem to lack confidence in your skills...but that is obviously not because you had it once and then lost it.

Li Shuwen: No, I believe there is nothing wrong with you as you are now.

Okita Alter: ...!

Li Shuwen: That is why your last push was so powerful.

Li Shuwen: ...The gods can be quite cruel. You have lost your destiny, and so remain ignorant. Yet from that ignorance came a flawless, techniqueless decisive blow.

Li Shuwen: Your conviction was a sight to behold. You must care about that [♂ boy /♀ girl] a great deal.

Okita Alter: ...Lancer.

Li Shuwen: ...Still, I may not have lost if I hadn't relaxed my guard. I suppose I'm in no position to lecture.

Li Shuwen: You there, subservient Assassin. I would say that my spear and your sword were a hairsbreadth apart.

Izo: What...?

Li Shuwen: But even a hairsbreadth can be a world of distance.

Izo: ...Why are you helping me?

Li Shuwen: You remind me of myself. I went around causing no end of trouble when I was young, too.

Li Shuwen: Take it from this old man. If you want to progress, it's not too late to–Ah, perhaps it is too late, since Servants don't grow or change?

Li Shuwen: Well, no matter. Even if what I tell you helps only in this conflict, it will still be of significance.

Li Shuwen: Take this as a chance to work on your swordplay. Rebuild your skills from the ground up.

Li Shuwen: Stop wasting time telling your opponents how much better than them you are. Instead simply demonstrate your superior strength and skill.

Li Shuwen: The task is the same, of course. But changing your approach will change how you feel about it.

Li Shuwen: Besides... It's fun to surpass one's own limits.

Izo: ...

Fujimaru 1: ...You actually beat him.

Okita Alter: Yes... His skill with a spear was incredible. I'm still not quite sure how I did it.

Fujimaru 2: Alter... You seem a lot stronger now.

Okita Alter: ...Am I? It's hard for me to tell.

Okita Alter: ...Now that I think of it, I feel like I'm moving better after seeing that Saber fight.

Izo: ...Hey. This is as far as we go together.

Fujimaru 1: ...Izo.

Fujimaru 2: ...But

Okita Alter: ...Wait. I hate to say it...

Okita Alter: ...but your battle with that Lancer helped to weaken him.

Izo: ...Shut up. We're not friends, or allies, or even friendly acquaintances.

Izo: I had a job to do, and now it's done. We meet next as enemies, and I won't show you any mercy.

Okita Alter: ...

Section 6: Agreement

Major General Amami: ...So, the Lancer's territory is gone. That's a surprise.

Major General Amami: Do we know who took them out?

Officer: I'm afraid we can't say for certain, since it's enemy territory, but it seems the Assassin was involved.

Officer: Our last report said the Assassin suffered an injury before disappearing, and his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Major General Amami: Assassin... He must have ambushed the Lancer. A fitting tactic for an insignificant coward.

Major General Amami: Forget about him. An injured Assassin won't last long here.

Officer: Yes, sir!

Major General Amami: All right, I think it's time I made my own move.

Major General Amami: ...Rest assured, Lady Nobunaga, I've arranged things to be certain you have a grand old time.

Okita Alter: ...We're back.

Fujimaru 1: We're home.

Fujimaru 2: So...tired...

Ryouma: ...Hey there. Thanks for all the hard work.

Ryouma: Looks like your job went off without a hitch.

Okita Alter: What happened to you? You look beat up.

Oryou: Our job was pretty difficult. Not for Oryou, though.

Ryouma: I know, I know. I'm sorry I wasn't any help.

Ryouma: We ended up running into the Berserker, you see.

Ryouma: It wasn't easy, but we made it back here at least.

Da Vinci: Congrats on a job well done, Fujimaru. I'm glad to see everything's fine.

Da Vinci: We've also got confirmation that the Lancer's anchor is gone.

Fujimaru 1: Just the Lancer? What about the Berserker?

Ryouma: Sorry, he turned out to be kind of, uh, tough.

Ryouma: By the end, I was so beat up I couldn't make it to the anchor.

Ryouma: We'll go back there and get to it tomorrow.

Oryou: We spent the whole night at that park...

Oryou: Hmph. Oryou didn't even have time to catch any frogs, dammit.

Fujimaru 1: Thanks for taking care of that.

Fujimaru 2: It's fine. Don't worry about the frogs. Really.

Da Vinci: At any rate, the more anchors you get rid of, the easier it'll be for us.

Da Vinci: Destroying that anchor seems to have stabilized our connection, so keep it up and get rid of the rest of them.

Da Vinci: Well, so much for that stable connection...

Mash: Senpai, let me get right to the point! What is the nature of your relationship with that Oki–

Oryou: She wasn't kidding. That connection wasn't stable at all.

Ryouma: By the way, I don't see Izo around. Will he be back soon?

Fujimaru 1: Well...

Fujimaru 2: Actually...

Ryouma: ...I see. So that's what happened with your group.

Ryouma: Still, I'm glad he's not dead.

Ryouma: Izo's a lot more sensitive than you might think. It's best if we give him some space for now.

Oryou: If you have energy to worry about that, spend it worrying about Oryou instead.

Ryouma: Yes, yes, yes... I'm always worried about you, Oryou.

Oryou: Good. That's what Oryou likes to hear.

Okita Alter: ...You want him to worry?

Oda Nobunaga: ...So you're the Caster's messenger, huh.

Soldier: Thank you for seeing me. These are Caster's terms for cooperation.

Oda Nobunaga: ...Nobukatsu, read it.

Oda Nobukatsu: Yes, Sister!

Oda Nobunaga: Hey, I told you to call me “Lady Nobunaga” here. How many times have we been over this?

Oda Nobukatsu: Oh, r-right! I'm so sorry, Sis–Uh, Lady Nobunaga!

Oda Nobukatsu: Now, let's see what we've got...

Oda Nobukatsu: “We agree to refrain from attacking each other until all other Servants have been defeated.”

Oda Nobunaga: Hmph, I expected as much.

Oda Nobukatsu: It also says... Huh!?

Oda Nobunaga: What is it? Does he want me to hand over my gun or something?

Oda Nobukatsu: N-no, nothing like that...

Oda Nobukatsu: He says he'll let us have the Holy Grail once all the other Servants have been defeated.

Oda Nobunaga: ...What?

Oda Nobunaga: Does that mean Caster's forfeiting this war?

Soldier: Yes, ma'am... That's what I've been told.

Oda Nobukatsu: Sister... Something doesn't add up.

Oda Nobukatsu: Why's Caster even taking part in the Holy Grail War at all then?

Oda Nobunaga: I told you, call me Lady Nobunaga.

Oda Nobunaga: ...Hmm.

Oda Nobunaga: ...Tell Caster that I understand and accept his terms.

Soldier: Yes, ma'am! I'll be on my way then!

Oda Nobunaga: ...Hmph. It doesn't matter what he's thinking if I'm just going to kill him anyway.

Oda Nobukatsu: ...That's a good point. Boy, Sister, you don't play around when it comes to evil!

Oda Nobunaga: ...If you call me that again, it will be the last thing you ever say.

Ryouma: Okay, why don't we go over our next moves?

Ryouma: Now that the Lancer and Berserker are gone, that just leaves the Saber, Archer, and Caster.

Ryouma: I have a good idea where the Saber and Archer are thanks to Chaldea's data and my own investigation.

Ryouma: The Caster has built up and expanded his territory as well, though I still don't know where his base is.

Ryouma: And since members of that class are especially good at holing up in their own strongholds...

Ryouma: ...I don't think there's much we can do about him until he makes a move.

Oryou: So we're back to the Saber and Archer again.

Oryou: Which do you two want to deal with? Of course, Oryou can take both if you're afraid.

Okita Alter: ...The Saber.

Fujimaru 1: Alter...

Fujimaru 2: Okita's gonna be a tough opponent.

Okita Alter: I feel like I NEED to see that Saber again, Master.

Okita Alter: I don't know why, but I can't shake the feeling.

Ryouma: Good point...

Ryouma: If you really are another aspect of Okita, then you should see her again.

Ryouma: But, be careful.

Ryouma: Okita Souji was said to be the strongest of all the Shinsengumi...

Ryouma: ...the group of swordsmen so fearsome that they had all of Kyoto quaking during the Tokugawa's final days.

Fujimaru 1: Yeah, I, uh...I know them.

Fujimaru 2: I've met swordsmen as amazing as Okita before...

Ryouma: I was always wary of the Shinsengumi whenever I was in Kyoto. Just a hint of their pale blue haori was enough to make me turn around and go the other way.

Oryou: So Oryou just has to murder the Archer then.

Ryouma: That's a rather crude way to put it, but, yes, I suppose so.

Okita Alter: You two should be careful too. That Archer was frighteningly strong.

Oryou: Her? That dumb Archer's bullets aren't enough to even scratch Oryou.

Oryou: Just relax and let Oryou take care of her. This time, Oryou will even bring you back a frog.

Fujimaru 1: Let's all look out for each other.

Fujimaru 2: You really like frogs, don't you?

Oryou: All right, let's do this thing. Wanna light a signal fire to mark the occasion?

Ryouma: No, no. No need for that.

Ryouma: All right, good luck, you two.

Ryouma: ...And be warned, Okita really is strong.

Fujimaru 1: Let's get going, Alter!

Fujimaru 2: Let's go pay Okita a visit.

Okita Alter: ...Yes, Master.

Okita Alter: Let's go see this other me.

Section 7: Memory

Fujimaru 1: At least we didn't have any trouble getting here.

Fujimaru 2: ...It's pretty quiet, huh.

Okita Souji: So, you've come...

Okita Souji: Then let's get started.

Fujimaru 1: J-just like that!?

Fujimaru 2: You ARE Okita, aren't you?

Okita Souji: For an enemy, you're awfully familiar with me.

Okita Souji: But even if you do know who I am, this is a Holy Grail War.

Okita Souji: It'd be absurd to think the Okita Souji you know and the one standing before you are the same.

Okita Alter: ...I want to ask you something. ...Am I you?

Okita Souji: That's hard to say.

Okita Souji: I certainly never had a sword quite that...huge.

Okita Souji: ...But, as I said, this is a Holy Grail War. Maybe these sorts of things just happen.

Okita Souji: ... That's strange...

Okita Souji: I'm not usually so chatty before a duel.

Okita Alter: I get the same feeling.

Okita Alter: ...So let's just find out in battle.

Okita Souji: Very well...

Okita Souji: ...There is no right or wrong on the battlefield. There is only kill, or be killed.

Okita Alter: ...Let's do this!

Oda Nobunaga: Rider, huh... I'm impressed you plowed through my army so easily.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Nothing easy about it. Those weird little things are surprisingly tough.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Is it your territory that lets you make them?

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...Lady Oda Nobunaga. The Demon King of the Sixth Heaven.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Facing you in person, I can see exactly why you dominated the Warring States period.

Oda Nobunaga: Hmph. Spare me your hollow flattery.

Oda Nobunaga: What is it you want, Rider?

Oda Nobunaga: Depending on what it is, it may not be necessary for us to fight.

Sakamoto Ryouma: If only that were the case.

Sakamoto Ryouma: But I'm afraid what I want is your head, Lady Nobunaga. Figuratively speaking.

Oda Nobunaga: My head?

Sakamoto Ryouma: That's right. I've been investigating for a while, and everything I've found points to you being the key to this Holy Grail War.

Oda Nobunaga: Hmm... Does this mean you're forfeiting the war too, Rider?

Oda Nobunaga: Are you giving up on your wish for the Holy Grail?

Sakamoto Ryouma: Well, as it turns out...the real Rider is long gone by now.

Oryou: Oryou got rid of him.

Oda Nobunaga: ...What?

Sakamoto Ryouma: I was never truly part of this Holy Grail War to begin with.

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...I'm only here because the world itself called to me.

Oda Nobunaga: What? Then, you mean you're part of the Counter Force...?

Oda Nobunaga: Wahahahaha! This is great! I've made an enemy of the world itself!

Sakamoto Ryouma: Anyway, that's where things stand.

Oda Nobunaga: Then I suppose we do have to fight.

Oda Nobunaga: Fine then. Once I defeat you, I'll be able to widen my sphere of influence even further.

Sakamoto Ryouma: ...Let's do this, Oryou! I'm going to use my Noble Phantasm!

Oryou: Don't worry. Oryou will snap a little twig like this in no time.

Oda Nobunaga: So, you've chosen to go on the offensive right out of the gate.

Sakamoto Ryouma: Orochi of the earth, sealed by the Amasakahoko...

Oda Nobunaga: Oho. I knew it. That woman's your Noble Phantasm!

Sakamoto Ryouma: Here I come, Demon King of the Sixth Heaven!

Sakamoto Ryouma: Like a Dragon Soaring Through the Heavens... Amakakeru Ryu ga Gotoku!

Oda Nobunaga: Ha! A dragon, eh. Fascinating!

Oda Nobunaga: But nothing can withstand my Three Line Formation!

Okita Souji: A swordsman's blade must be swift and sharp!

Okita Alter: ...Wha!?

Okita Souji: ...Too slow!

Okita Souji: Don't just step in with your feet!

Okita Souji: You need to call upon all your own strength to face your opponent!

Okita Alter: ...What the?

F:???: ...There's nothing that can be done for this baby. She was probably born too prematurely.

F:???: Her skin's dirt brown, and she's barely even breathing.

G:???: Please... Isn't there anything you can do?

F:???: Forget her, Mitsu. She'll be lucky if she lasts even a day or two.

F:???: At this point, all you can do is pray to the Buddha.

Okita Souji: You're swinging your sword from your wrist! The power should come from your waist!

Okita Alter: ...Ghh! I...!

Mitsu: ...Please, Buddha! I beg of you. Please, save Soujirou.

Okita Alter: ...

Mitsu: Please... I beg you. I just know they'll grow up to do good as long as there's a chance...

Mitsu: Please, save Soujirou.

Okita Alter: ...Very well.

Okita Alter: At one point in that child's life...

Okita Alter: ...she will form a pact with me, just once.

Okita Alter: When she does, I shall take her body from the world.

Okita Souji: ...Are you an idiot or something!?

Okita Souji: Our swords may look different, but they're supposed to be used identically!

Okita Alter: I know that! Just a little more, and I'll catch up!

Okita Alter: ...Now I see. I'm a manifestation of the Counter Force that was brought here to repay this debt...

Okita Souji: ...What!? How are you matching my speed with such a huge blade!?

Okita Alter: ...There. I caught up.

Okita Alter: ...And I remember now. I was right. I am you.

Okita Souji: ...It's too soon to say that for sure. This duel isn't over yet.

Fujimaru 1: You've been fighting for a while...

Fujimaru 2: Endurance matches aren't your strong suit, Okita!

Okita Souji: I don't know what you're expecting, but if you're waiting for my magical energy to run out, don't bother.

Okita Souji: As long as I'm in my territory, that will never happen.

Okita Souji: Not even the cursed disease that plagues my body can slow me down here.

Okita Souji: the power my territory gives me.

Fujimaru 1: R-really...!?

Fujimaru 2: Then, that would make you Perfect Okita!

Okita Alter: Good. That is how it should be. I need to reclaim my identity!

Okita Alter: Come on! I'll end this with my next strike!

Okita Souji: All right... In that case, I'll fight you with everything I've got.

C:Okita Souji: I am Okita Souji, Captain of the Shinsengumi's First Unit!

C:Okita Souji: ...Prepare to face the power of my secret technique!


Okita Souji: ...

Okita Souji: Good grief. It's so strange, having another me around.

Okita Alter: ...You could have cut me down at any time. Why didn't you?

Fujimaru 1: Okita... Were you...

Fujimaru 2: Were you trying to train Alter?

Okita Souji: I don't know what you're talking about.

Okita Souji: I'm just a man-slayer summoned by the Holy Grail. All I've done here is kill people left and right.

Okita Souji: Nothing has changed. I cut down my enemies when I was alive, and I've done the same as a Servant. It was enough to make me forget why I was alive at all.

Okita Souji: ...That's why I ended up pawning my debt off onto you.

Okita Alter: ...

Okita Souji: ...Here. Take this with you.

C:Okita Alter: This is...your Noble Phantasm...?

D:Okita Souji: You have someone of your own to protect.

D:Okita Souji: I failed to do that when I was still alive. Maybe I should have found a way, but I didn't.

C:Okita Alter: ...

D:Okita Souji: You're the person I should have been. Now, it's time for me to say goodbye.

D:Okita Souji: And, please...apologize to the Buddha for me. Tell him I'm sorry I ended up living only for myself.

D:Okita Souji: ...As for you.

D:Okita Souji: I hope you can watch over this other least until her time comes.

Fujimaru 1: Okita...

Fujimaru 2: Alter... What was Okita talking about...?

C:Okita Alter: ...I remember now what it is I must do, Master.

C:Okita Alter: Let's go back. The time is nearly at hand.

C:Okita Alter: ...It's time...for all this to end.

Section 8: Tenkai

Oda Nobunaga: ...I never thought I'd have to unleash my killer demon like this.

Oda Nobunaga: Your Noble Phantasm really is like a dragon soaring through the heavens...

Oda Nobunaga: But...that's also why it won't work on me.

Ryouma: I can't believe it... I never imagined you would be this far gone.

Ryouma: Oda Nobunaga, Demon King of the Sixth Heaven...

Oryou: ...Oryou's sorry, Ryouma.

Oryou: Oryou failed to keep you safe again...

Ryouma: Thank you, Oryou.

Ryouma: You should have ascended to the heavens without worrying about me...

Oda Nobunaga: ...Have you finished your goodbyes? ...Then it looks like this is it, Hero of the Meiji Restoration.

Oda Nobunaga: I'm going to destroy this world, and move on to the next.

Ryouma: ...Well, I don't know about that. Now that I've faced you directly, there's one thing I know for sure.

Ryouma: ...As I suspected, you aren't yourself, Lady Nobunaga.

Oda Nobunaga: What was that? What do you mean, Rider?

B:Ryouma: ...So now, my work here is done. From here on, someone else will have to...handle this...

Oda Nobunaga: I'm...not myself...?

Major General Amami: Well done, Lady Nobunaga. I knew you would stand head and shoulders above the rest of this rabble of Heroic Spirits.

Oda Nobunaga: ...Who are you?

Major General Amami: Who am I? What a cruel thing to say. We just signed a treaty mere hours ago, remember?

Oda Nobunaga: So you're the Caster. Now I see. With Rider dead, and the tide of this war turning in my favor...

Oda Nobunaga: realized you were nearly out of time to ambush me, and hurried here before missing your opportunity.

Major General Amami: Yes, I am a Caster. My True Name is Nankoubou Tenkai. It was my idea to build this Imperial Capital with the goal of keeping the Tokugawa dynasty safe.

Oda Nobunaga: So you're Takechiyo's man...? Hmph, never heard of you.

Oda Nobunaga: Well, no matter. This saves me the trouble of hunting you down.

E:Nankoubou Tenkai: Now, now, Lady Nobunaga, are you quite certain you don't remember me? Perhaps it would help if I took off these sunglasses.

Oda Nobunaga: ...You!?

Nankoubou Tenkai: It's been a long time, my lord...Lady Oda Kazusa-no-Suke Nobunaga!

Oda Nobunaga: ...What's the meaning of this? What are you even doing here!?

Oda Nobunaga: ...!?

Oda Nobunaga: What the...!?

Oda Nobunaga: ...I can't move!

Nankoubou Tenkai: I already have you in the palm of my hand, Lady Nobunaga. Just like back at Honnoji!

Oda Nobunaga: ...Ah, now I see. “Nankoubou Tenkai” was just a cover... And you rule this land...?

Nankoubou Tenkai: I knew you would catch on quickly, Lady Nobunaga. Indeed, this entire Imperial Capital is my territory.

Nankoubou Tenkai: Compared to the power I have amassed, the fights among you other Servants have just been little scuffles and brawls.

Nankoubou Tenkai: With each Holy Grail War, my territory collects new Spirit Origins...

Nankoubou Tenkai: This is my territory...

Nankoubou Tenkai: ...The Imperial Capital of the gods!

Oda Nobunaga: ...So this entire Imperial Capital is your territory, huh!?

Nankoubou Tenkai: I have waited a long time for this day. A very...very long time.

Nankoubou Tenkai: This is why I fled from that man, curried favor with the Tokugawa family, and have been biding my time for three centuries.

Nankoubou Tenkai: Now, at last, the true Lady Nobunaga will return!

Oda Nobunaga: ...Mitsuhideee! You bastard!

Nankoubou Tenkai: ...Good. Take her away.

Soldier: Yes, sir!

Nankoubou Tenkai: Now, I have the Holy Grail, Lady Nobunaga's Spirit Origin, and the souls of the countless Heroic Spirits that have come to this land.

Nankoubou Tenkai: At last, my wish will be granted!

Nankoubou Tenkai: Hehehe... Hahahahahaha...!

Nankoubou Tenkai: Haaahahahahahahahahaha!

Oda Nobukatsu: ...

Fujimaru 1: We're back.

Fujimaru 2: I hope Sakamoto's okay.

Oda Nobukatsu: Ah, there you are, Fujimaru.

Fujimaru 1: Huh?

Fujimaru 2: Nobukatsu...!?

D:Oda Nobukatsu: Come on, Sister, don't just pop up out of nowhere like that. You're scaring them.

Oda Nobukatsu?: Right, right, sorry. It's just that your body is so suffocating it's hard to get comfortable in here.

D:Oda Nobukatsu: Well, what do you expect? We're two different people sharing the same Spirit Origin.

Fujimaru 1: What are you... WHAT?

Fujimaru 2: So, you're Nobukatsu and Nobbu?

Okita Alter: ...What is this person, Master?

D:Oda Nobukatsu: Long time no see! You're my sister's–

D:Oda Nobukatsu?: Shut it, Nobukatsu. I'll do the talking.

D:Oda Nobukatsu?: Oh, hey Okita, I didn't know you were here too. You look different though... Did you do something with your hair?

D:Oda Nobukatsu?: ...And

Fujimaru 1: Nobbu? Is that you?

Fujimaru 2: Yeeeah... Now it feels like GUDAGUDA...

D:Oda Nobukatsu?: Well, you could say that, and you could also NOT say that.

D:Oda Nobukatsu?: Look, just hear me out.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Basically, Fujimaru...

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): ...the Holy Grail summoned both me and you here at the same time.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Well, more like it tied me down to it, really.

Fujimaru 1: Tied you down to it?

Fujimaru 2: Then, did that happen to Okita too?

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Yep. Normally, my Spirit Origin would've been made into the Holy Grail's Servant...

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): ...and I would've been forced to do its bidding.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): But right before I was Servantized, I cut off a bit of my Spirit Origin to prevent that.

Fujimaru 1: I didn't know that was a thing you could do.

Fujimaru 2: Yikes...

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Usually that sort of thing would be impossible.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): But after everything that transpired last time, Nobukatsu happened to be inscribed near my own Spirit Origin.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): I therefore rented out a bit of space in his Spirit Origin so I could manifest, too!

D:Oda Nobukatsu: Usually, my Spirit Origin would be too weak to materialize at all...

D:Oda Nobukatsu: ...but I managed to pull it off after adding Sister's to my own.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Still, this was an all-star team technique. It only worked because Nobukatsu and I are actual siblings.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): That said, this Spirit Origin is a little small for me, so it's kind of cramped in here. Can't do anything about that, though!

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Anyway, I've been here biding my time seeing how things would play out ever since.

Da Vinci: Are you kidding me? What kind of plot twist is that?

Mash: Long time no see, Senpai!

Mash: So, about that Okita who isn't like Oki–

Da Vinci: Sorry Mash, but this is urgent.

Da Vinci: I am intrigued by the idea of housing two personalities in one Spirit Origin...but, yes, this is definitely more important.

Da Vinci: I figured out the structure of that Singularity...or rather, why it was made in the first place.

Da Vinci: Listen closely. That entire area is designed to collect Servants and produce pure Spirit Origins.

Da Vinci: It's more like a magical circuit used for magecraft rituals than anything else.

Fujimaru 1: It collects Servants?

Fujimaru 2: Pure Spirit Origins?

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Now I see... It's a kodoku.

D:Oda Nobukatsu: You know about it, Sister!?

Da Vinci: Hmm, interesting. A kodoku is old Eastern magecraft that involves filling a pot with venomous snakes or insects and having them kill each other.

Da Vinci: The mage then uses the fluids of the one creature that survived to cast a curse. What an excellent analogy.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Basically, whoever's behind this is having Servants kill each other to get their hands on extremely pure Spirit Origins.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): That's why they needed a Holy Grail War with so many different Servants fighting each other.

Da Vinci: And if that wasn't bad enough, from what we've observed, they've actually conducted a great many Holy Grail Wars there.

Fujimaru 1: How many is a great many?

Fujimaru 2: For a long time now?

Da Vinci: I can't say for sure, but I'm pretty sure that since the whole place was carved out of history...

Da Vinci:'s been host to Holy Grail War after Holy Grail War in order to keep collecting Spirit Origins.

Da Vinci: Even if he IS taking advantage of the Holy Grail's power...

Da Vinci: ...the sheer planning, preparation, and time it would take to pull that off is insane.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): ...Maybe, but I wouldn't put it past that kumquat.

Fujimaru 1: Kumquat?

Fujimaru 2: Isn't that your

Da Vinci: Now that he's come this far, that Caster must be planning something pretty outrageous.

Ryouma: ...Now I see. So that's how we ended up out here.

Okita Alter: ...Rider. I see you're all right.

Ryouma: Yup! Thanks to Lady Nobunaga's...kid brother?

Fujimaru 1: What a relief...

Fujimaru 2: Where's Oryou?

Oryou: Sorry. Oryou's still trying to live the whole thing down.

Ryouma: Oryou's actually my Noble Phantasm, you see. Once I was back up to snuff, she was able to maintain her form again.

Ryouma: Things don't usually go this well, but it looks like these are special circumstances.

Oryou: All that posturing you did when we said goodbye, and now look at us. This is so embarrassing. Oryou wishes she could just crawl into a water hole and die.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Well, I can't exactly take advantage of my power in Nobukatsu's body anyway. Rider may be an especially weak Heroic Spirit, but he's better than nothing.

Ryouma: Haha, you've got me there.

Ryouma: Still, I'm hardly the only one. Compared to you, Lady Nobunaga, almost every Heroic Spirit here is third-rate at best.

Da Vinci: All the same, we still have to do something about the Caster's plot...

Da Vinci: ...or Fujimaru will never be able to get back home.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Then there's only one thing to do.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): We grind that kumquat–I mean, Caster's plans into the dirt...

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): ...and go back to Chaldea like the badasses we are.

Okita Alter: True. If we can stop him, then Master can go home.

Fujimaru 1: Then what are we waiting for!

Fujimaru 2: We can do this if we all work together!

Izo: ...Hey. I'm coming too.

Fujimaru 1: Izo? Is that you?

Fujimaru 2: Do I know you?

Ryouma: Izo... That's the outfit you wore during–

Izo: I'm not doing this for you. I just don't like being anyone's pawn.

Izo: I don't know who this Caster thinks he is, but nobody pulls my strings and gets away with it.

Oryou: Come on, Ryouma, we don't need him, do we?

Ryouma: ...We can absolutely use him. Izo is worth a hundred ordinary soldiers.

Izo: ...Hmph. So, do you know where this Caster is?

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): I've got a decent idea, but I don't have his exact whereabouts just yet. But you can fix that, can't you, Assassin?

Izo: You bet. If there's a Servant in their territory, I can find them no problem.

Okita Alter: ...Let's go, Master. I have a feeling this is why I'm here.

Fujimaru 1: All right, let's go!

Fujimaru 2: Alter...

Mash: Please take good care of Senpai, Alter!

Mash: ...Phew! I finally got to say it.

Okita Alter: ...

Okita Alter: ...Mash, right?

Mash: Yes! I'm Mash Kyrielight! Uh... Your name is Alter, right?

Okita Alter: Yes. Don't worry. I'll make sure to protect Master in your stead.

Mash: Thank you so much!

Ryouma: All right then, it looks like all the players are in place.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Talk about a motley crew.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): ...But, at least things are finally getting interesting!

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Don't you think, Fujimaru!?

Section 9: Rushing In

Alarm: Intruder alert, intruder alert.

Alarm: Enemy Servants detected. All Heroic Spirit Soldiers to your positions.

Izo: Out of my waaay!

Officer: Our guns aren't working on them! Get the Heroic Spirit Soldiers! Overwhelm them with sheer numbers!

C:Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): How can there be this many of them!? It's too narrow here for so many! This is just like Okehazama!

C:Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): And what the hell are Heroic Spirit Soldiers, anyway!?

Ryouma: They're artificial soldiers made from the Spirit Origins they've collected from Heroic Spirits.

Ryouma: In Western terms, they're basically golems.

Ryouma: Of course, they can't hold a candle to Servants individually, but there are enough of them that they don't really need to.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Grr, if I only had my own body, I could wipe these things out in an instant! Argh, this is so frustrating!

Okita Alter: ...We'll never get anywhere like this.

Ryouma: Looks like we'll have to handle this ourselves. The rest of you, go on ahead.

Fujimaru 1: But, Sakamoto...

Fujimaru 2: I know we've got to do something, but...

Ryouma: Don't worry about me. My wounds are all healed, and I've got Oryou AND Izo with me.

Ryouma: How about it, Izo? Would you mind helping me out again?

Izo: I never agreed to that! I'm only here to cut down that Caster!

Izo: If you're just stalling for time, Ryouma, then do it yourself!

Oryou: You're only good for taking out weaklings anyway. Trim their numbers before you die so Oryou can finish the job.

Izo: What was that? You want to die first, snake-woman?

Ryouma: Ahahaha... Please, Izo? I could really use your help.

Izo: ...?

Izo: Ryouma...

Izo: Tch, fine! Just go stand in a corner or something so you don't get in my way!

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Let's go, Fujimaru!

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): Rider's Noble Phantasm is no joke. Having an ordinary human like you around'll just make it harder for him!

Fujimaru 1: ...All right!

Fujimaru 2: ...Be careful!

Okita Alter: I'm sorry to leave this all up to you, Rider. ...Thank you.

Oda Nobukatsu (with Nobbu): ...Sorry to leave you like this, Rider.

Ryouma: ...So they saw right through us, huh? I wonder if [♂ he /♀ she] noticed as well?

Izo: Hey, Oryou... You can barely move at all anymore, can you?

Oryou: Boo. Oryou can't believe the stupid weak Assassin saw through us. That is going to be a painful memory for the rest of Oryou's life.

Ryouma: Well, I have been pushing too hard for a while now... Guess it's about time for me to hang up my hat.

Izo: Ryouma!!! Don't you even start with that nonsense!

Izo: What happened to the man who left us behind at Tosa!?

Ryouma: ...Huh?

Ryouma: Haha... You really got me there.

Oryou: Oryou still doesn't like you, but Oryou will forgive you this once.

Oryou: Oryou is as kind as the Inland Sea.

Officer: Go after the ones who ran off ahead! We can take care of these fools lat–

Officer: Urk...!

Izo: Don't ignore me, fool. I've killed everyone who's ever tried.

Izo: Hraaaaaahhh!!!

Izo: ...My name is Izo, the man-slayer of Tosa! ALL of you will die here!

Oryou: Well, what do you know. Guess Izo isn't worthless after all.

Ryouma: Of course not. After all...

Ryouma: ...he's a genius swordsman!

Fujimaru 1: What is that...!?

Fujimaru 2: Is that the Holy Grail?

Nankoubou Tenkai: Hm? What are you lot doing here? I don't see Rider with you...

Okita Alter: So you're the Caster.

Nankoubou Tenkai: ...How odd. The Three Knight Class Servants are all down, and both Rider and Assassin will be soon.

Nankoubou Tenkai: Who are you...?

Okita Alter: ...

Nankoubou Tenkai: Well, it doesn't matter. You're too late.

Nankoubou Tenkai: Take a look. This is the mass of Heroic Spirits I have accumulated over countless years.

Nankoubou Tenkai: This is Lady Nobunaga's Spirit Origin, and the Holy Grail, now both within my grasp!

Nankoubou Tenkai: At last...the true Lady Oda Kazusa-no-Suke Nobunaga will be reborn!

Fujimaru 1: What does that mean?

Fujimaru 2: Didn't you kill Nobunaga yourself?

Nankoubou Tenkai: ...Yes, of course I did. But I had no other choice.

Nankoubou Tenkai: He is the one who stopped Lady Nobunaga from truly being Lady Nobunaga...

Fujimaru 1: You lost me...

Fujimaru 2: ...“He”?

Nankoubou Tenkai: That's right! It was all that ape's fault!

Nankoubou Tenkai: Lady Nobunaga stopped being Lady Nobunaga right after he showed up!

Nankoubou Tenkai: Lady Nobunaga was MY light! MY salvation! She was everything to me!

Nankoubou Tenkai: I gave everything I had to her! Everything!

Nankoubou Tenkai: I even offered up my own mother to her without a second thought! And yet, she only smiled at him, never at me! Why!?

Okita Alter: ...

Nankoubou Tenkai: Lady Nobunaga was mine and mine alone... I was the only one who ever understood her!

Nankoubou Tenkai: I had to be the only one who understood her!

Nankoubou Tenkai: She had no right to go around sharing her dreams of world domination with anyone but me!

Okita Alter: ...This man...

Akechi Mitsuhide: ...So I killed her.

Fujimaru 1: ...How could you do that?

Fujimaru 2: ...You're mad.

Akechi Mitsuhide: I had no other choice, Lady Nobunaga. Everything I did, I did for you!

Akechi Mitsuhide: That ape could never hope to rule all of Japan!

Akechi Mitsuhide: That's why he failed so miserably! That's why he lost everything before dying a pitiful death!

Akechi Mitsuhide: But worry not! None but Lady Nobunaga can ever rule Japan!

Akechi Mitsuhide: Yes! Lady Nobunaga! MY Lady Nobunaga! Now, hear me, Holy Grail! Hear me, Heroic Spirits!

Akechi Mitsuhide: Bring forth Lady Nobunaga...MY Lady Nobunaga...!

C:Oda Nobunaga: Ugh... How dull.

Akechi Mitsuhide: ...Huh?

C:Oda Nobunaga: You bore me, Kumquat...

Akechi Mitsuhide: Who are you...?

C:Oda Nobunaga: Don't get me wrong, your scheme isn't terrible. It gets full marks for scale, and I actually like the whole mood you've got going here.

Akechi Mitsuhide: What are you–Wait. You're...

C:Oda Nobunaga: But why do you have to bring me into it?

Akechi Mitsuhide: It can't be... Lady Nobunaga?

C:Oda Nobunaga: If you're going to do this, you might as well finish it yourself. That's always been your worst flaw.

Akechi Mitsuhide: ...Wh-what are you saying?

C:Oda Nobunaga: ...I can see right through you, Kumquat. You were terrified of a world without me, weren't you?

Akechi Mitsuhide: ...What?

C:Oda Nobunaga: Even though you killed me yourself, just the thought of going on without me petrified you.

C:Oda Nobunaga: ...That's the difference between you and Monkey.

Akechi Mitsuhide: ...Difference?

C:Oda Nobunaga: When I died, he didn't waste his time thinking about a world without me. He thought only of a world in which he was dominant.

Akechi Mitsuhide: Shut up...

C:Oda Nobunaga: You didn't lose to him.

C:Oda Nobunaga: You lost to your own fears.

Akechi Mitsuhide: Shut up...!

Akechi Mitsuhide: What would you know of Lady Nobunaga!?

C:Oda Nobukatsu: Um, can I say something too, Sister?

C:Oda Nobukatsu: Honestly, after hearing all that, I'm kind of ticked off!

C:Oda Nobukatsu: I don't know who this guy is...

C:Oda Nobukatsu: ...but no one understands you better than I do!

Fujimaru 1: Uh...

Fujimaru 2: Should've seen that coming.

C:Oda Nobunaga: Don't interrupt me, you idiot!

C:Oda Nobunaga: At any rate, you don't get to use my body. It's time for you to give it back, Mitsuhide.

Akechi Mitsuhide: ...Never mind. I don't care who you are anymore.

Akechi Mitsuhide: Not when my own Lady Nobunaga is about to be born!

Akechi Mitsuhide: Heroic Spirit Soldiers! Eliminate these fools!

G:Heroic Spirit Soldier: ...!

C:Oda Nobunaga: Hmm, it seems I went on a little too long.

C:Oda Nobunaga: I only meant to scope the scene out, but Kumquat's little speech pissed me off so much, I just had to say something.

Okita Alter: ...We should have attacked while he was talking. I think that's what that Saber would have done.

Fujimaru 1: We'll just have to take these Heroic Spirit Soldiers out!

Fujimaru 2: Oh, yeah, good point.

Okita Alter: ...Okay, Master, let's go!


Izo: ...Well? Still alive?

Ryouma: ...How about you, Izo? You're looking pretty sliced up from where I stand.

Izo: I'm still doing better than you, idiot.

Izo: I was in a really foul mood today, so all this bloodshed is exactly what I needed to let off some steam.

Izo: This worked out great for me.

Oryou: Hey, Izo, do you see any frogs anywhere? Oryou can't move anymore.

Officer: ...Even if they are just delaying the inevitable, I can't believe how many Heroic Spirit Soldiers these three defeated...

Izo: Dammit, this ALWAYS happens whenever I let you sweet talk me into something! I KNEW I should've gone and killed the Caster myself.

Ryouma: Haha... Sorry, Izo.

Officer: ...Kill them.

Heroic Spirit Soldier: ...!

Izo: ...I can't even lift my arms anymore. Hey, Oryou, hurry up and turn into a dragon or something.

Oryou: Shut up, Izo, or Oryou will have you for a snack.

Izo: Hmph. Guess this is it.

Ryouma: ...Nope. Perfect timing, as always.

Officer: Wh-what was that!? What's going on!?

H:???: ...Hey, you.

H:???: ...Are you with Satsuma, or Choushu?

Section 10: Advent

Heroic Spirit Soldier: ...!?

Okita Alter: (...Huff, huff) That's all of them.

Mitsuhide: ...Hmm. You are powerful, but you don't seem to be any of the normal Servant classes.

Mitsuhide: Who are you?

Okita Alter: ...I am another aspect of Okita Souji. I am her Alter Ego.

Okita Alter: And I have come here to defeat you.

Mitsuhide: An Alter Ego...? What is that? That class doesn't exist in Holy Grail Wars.

Mitsuhide: Hmm... At first I thought he might have sent you, but that seems extremely unlikely now.

Mitsuhide: Well, no matter. You'll die as easily as the rest of the rabble.

Heroic Spirit Soldier: ...!

Nobunaga: ...Well this sucks. I didn't expect you to be this weak. Are you sure you're Okita's Alter?

Nobunaga: I'm fairly sure the real Okita would've done at least a little better than this.

Fujimaru 1: Yes, she's really Okita's Alter!

Fujimaru 2: Even Okita herself said she was!

Mitsuhide: ...Kill them.

Nobunaga: Hmm. This could be the tightest spot I've been in since the Nobunaga Siege.

Okita Alter: ...

Mitsuhide: ...!?

Hijikata: ...Hmm, so this is the place.

Fujimaru 1: Hijikata...?

Fujimaru 2: Vice Commander...!

Hijikata: ...What is it, Fujimaru? Why are you staring at me like that?

Okita Alter: You're...

Hijikata: ...Oh, Okita.

Hijikata: That form... I see.

Mitsuhide: ...The Berserker!?

Ryouma: Hey guys. Glad to see you're all okay.

Fujimaru 1: You too, Sakamoto!

Oryou: Yaaay. Oryou's here too.

Fujimaru 2: You too, Oryou!

Ryouma: Yup, we're fine. All thanks to the Demon Vice Commander here.

Okita Alter: What's going on? I thought you'd defeated the Berserker.

Ryouma: Hm? Is that what I said?

Oryou: What's with this guy? His fighting style's all over the place, but he's very strong. Oryou's shocked.

Ryouma: ...Well this sucks. We'll never be able to show our faces to Okita if this Berserker kills us now.

Hijikata: ...Hm? Hey, you. Did you just say “Okita”?

Ryouma: ...?

Ryouma: ...I did! Specifically, Okita Souji, Captain of the Shinsengumi's First Unit.

Hijikata: ...Let me ask you something. Don't worry, I won't kill you before you answer.

Ryouma: ...Wait a second. Does this mean you're not under the Holy Grail's control?

Hijikata: Huh?

Hijikata: ...Only I give me orders. Now shut up and answer my question!

Ryouma: Well now, this is a surprise... I'm impressed.

Ryouma: Not even a Holy Grail can sway the Demon Vice Commander of the Shinsengumi. Who would have thought.

Ryouma: I don't think I've ever seen any Heroic Spirit with such incredible willpower. No wonder you're the Berserker of the Shogunate's end.

Ryouma: ...There you have it. We ended up calling a temporary truce.

Fujimaru 1: Why didn't you just tell us?

Oryou: For the record, Oryou was against that truce.

Fujimaru 2: Not cool, sitting on this up till now...

Ryouma: Haha, I used to get that a lot when I was still alive.

Okita Alter: Berserker... You can tell that I'm Okita?

Hijikata: Huh...?

Hijikata: What're you babbling on about, Okita!?

Hijikata: Swords are meant for stabbing and slicing! Quit wasting time dwelling on pointless concerns!

Hijikata: Cut them up! Advance!

Mitsuhide: ...The Berserker and the Rider? What's going on? Why are all the losers from the Grail War gathering here?

Ryouma: Oh, putting together ragtag groups has always been a skill of mine. You'd be surprised how well people of differing philosophies can come together.

Ryouma: Hmm, the Satchou Alliance was last year's news. How about we call ourselves... the OdaShinsengumiTosa Alliance?

Oryou: No. Too long.

Mitsuhide: What do you think you're doing!? Get these idiots!

Mitsuhide: ...Hngh!?

Izo: ...Divine punishment.

Izo: You shouldn't have forgotten about me, Caster...

Mitsuhide: You're...the Assassin!?

Izo: Hmph, easiest job I ever did in my life.

Mitsuhide: You... You're just a simple man-slayer!!!

B:Nobukatsu: ...Sister! Now's your chance!

Nobunaga: I know that! Come on, can't this body of yours run any faster!?

B:Nobukatsu: ...We did it! We got your body back, Sister!

Nobunaga: ...Hey, that's me! You're over here, right!?

Nobukatsu: Really? Are you sure?

Nobunaga: Just get out of here already!

Nobunaga (True Nobbu): ...Phew. Feels good to be me again.

Nobunaga (True Nobbu): Mitsuhide... You've sure caused me a lot of trouble.

Mitsuhide: L-Lady Nobunaga...

Mitsuhide: ...What's going on? Why is everyone meddling in my plans!? This is exactly what happened back then!

Mitsuhide: Instead of listening to MY plans for absolute domination, a bunch of fools were deceived by a greater fool who was nothing but talk, preventing me from completing my plans!

Mitsuhide: Why!? Why won't anyone listen to me!?

F:Nobunaga: ...I don't know if you'll ever understand, Mitsuhide.

F:Nobunaga: ...No matter. It's time to bring this to an end.

Mitsuhide: ...I see. So even you have turned your back on me, Lady Nobunaga.

Mitsuhide: Hehe... Hahahahaha!

Mitsuhide: Very well then! If you too refuse to accept my vision of Lady Nobunaga, how I imagined her...

Mitsuhide: ...then I shall become the true Lady Nobunaga myself!

Fujimaru 1: What the...!?

Fujimaru 2: The Holy Grail...!?

Ryouma: When did he get his hands on that...!?

Mitsuhide: Yes... Yes! I am the only one fit to be Lady Nobunaga...!

Mitsuhide: I am the only one who understands her...who can kill her...who can save her!

Izo: Hey! What is that sludge!?

Ryouma: Izo, get back! Don't go getting any of that stuff on you!

Mitsuhide: Lady Nobunaga is my everything!

Mitsuhide: Hehehe... Hahaha... HAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Hijikata: Oh no you don't!!!

Hijikata: ...What's that thing made of!?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: MWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, yes! I am the one, the true, Lady Nobunaga...!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: I am the god who will grant mankind salvation... I am Oda Nobunaga, Demon King of the Sixth Heaven! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

F:Nobunaga: Grr... What is this!? How're you going to act more like me than me!? There's only one me, Kumquat!

B:Nobukatsu: Uh, Sister, I don't think that's our most pressing concern right–Aaah! The mud is at my feet now!

Ryouma: This is bad... Just how many Servants' Spirit Origins did Caster fill the Holy Grail with?

Ryouma: ...He's going to end up becoming something on par with a Divine Spirit!

Fujimaru 1: We've gotta do something!

Fujimaru 2: We've gotta find a way to stop him!


Izo: It's no good. Nothing's working on him, Ryouma!

Ryouma: Well this is a pretty pickle. I don't suppose you've got any tricks up your sleeve, do you, Lady Nobunaga?

Nobunaga: If I hadn't had to fight you first, I could've wiped the floor with this idiot!

Nobunaga: But I can only pull out my killer demon so many times. What about that dragon of yours? Can't she do something?

Oryou: Oryou's wiped. Just between us, it's a miracle Oryou's still here after turning into a dragon.

Hijikata: ...Don't you go wimping out now. This battle's not over while any of the Shinsengumi still live!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: MWAHAHAHAHAHA! I knew it! I knew you were a fake! I'M the real Lady Nobunaga!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Now, bow down before me! Kneel before the true Demon King of the Sixth Heaven!

Fujimaru 1: Isn't there anything we can do!?

Fujimaru 2: ...There must be SOME way to win!

Okita Alter: Try to do something about the Holy Grail in his chest.

Okita Alter: ...I'll handle the rest.

Izo: You? Don't be ridiculous! All of us working together couldn't hold a candle to him!

Izo: What could you possibly do all by yourself!?

Ryouma: ...Okita.

Ryouma: All right. I wish I could have helped you out myself... Oryou, can I ask you to fight one more time?

Oryou: Hmph, lucky for you Oryou still had one last secret frog. Oryou can go at least one more time with this.

Izo: Are you ALL idiots!?

Hijikata: We don't need your whining. If you're not going to help, then get out of the way. Okita, you'd better live up to all that talk.

Okita Alter: ...Hijikata. I remember now. You're Hijikata Toshizo. And, the Shinsengumi was my...

Fujimaru 1: Alter...?

Fujimaru 2: Okita...?

Hijikata: Nobunaga! I'll pin him down! You do something about the Holy Grail!

Nobunaga: Hey! No mere vice commander of some little wannabe man-slayers club gets to order ME around!

Nobunaga: ...But I guess I've got no choice this time. Don't come whining to me if you all end up roasted to death!

Hijikata: Izo! You take the right, I'll take the left!

Izo: Grr, shut up before I cut both your mitts off, you filthy Wolf of Mibu!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: It's useless! My Lady Nobunaga is now mankind's one true savior! Its one true god!!!

Nobunaga: ...Listen, Mitsuhide.

Nobunaga: I never wanted to become a god. This is exactly why you never understood...

Nobunaga: No, maybe I was the one who never understood...

A:Nobunaga: Let's do this, Rider!

A:Nobunaga: ...I shall burn the world and its gods to ash...

Ryouma: ...Orochi of the earth, sealed by Amasakahoko...

A:Nobunaga: ...I am the true Demon King of the Sixth Heaven...

Ryouma: ...Amakakeru...

Nobunaga & Ryouma: Oda Nobunaga! & Ryu ga Gotoku!

Section 11: Suppression

Hijikata: Okita's sister once told me that Okita nearly died at birth.

Ryouma: ...I see. So she lived all her life on borrowed time...

Ryouma: I might've been a great fool myself, but at least I got to make my foolish decisions on my own. She never even had the chance to decide for herself.

Hijikata: Then maybe she's been summoned here to repay that debt...

Ryouma: Yeah. Her Spirit Origin has been tuned to be used up all at once for the Counter Force...

Ryouma: She's like a bomb just waiting to go off.

Ryouma: She's on a completely different level than me, in every possible sense.

Ryouma: Once she goes off, there won't be a speck of her Spirit Origin left.

Hijikata: ...I see.

Hijikata: ...We're done talking.

Hijikata: Whatever Okita's debts are, they're hers to settle. It's none of our business one way or the other.

Ryouma: Yeah, I know. It's just hard sometimes, realizing there's some things in life you just can't change.

Hijikata: ...

Hijikata: But still, we might be at fault for the way Okita ended up living her life.

Hijikata: If she does have debts to settle, we can at least lend her a hand.

Ryouma: ...!

Ryouma: ...Well now, this is a surprise. Back when I lived in Kyoto, I heard the Demon Vice Commander had neither blood nor tears to shed.

Ryouma: ...Of course, that may have been helped along by things like you forcing subordinates to commit seppuku if they went around using the Shinsengumi's name to raise money.

Hijikata: ...Shut up.

E:Nobunaga: ...Now!

Ryouma: Oryou!



Izo: Hraaaaaahhh!!!

Izo: All right! Gotcha!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: ...You're wasting your time. I only needed the Holy Grail to begin things.

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Now that I'm both Oda Nobunaga and a god, your pathetic Noble Phantasms are useless against me!

Izo: Ryouma! Now what do we do!? This guy's a monster!

Izo: ...Hey, Ryouma?

Ryouma: ...Sorry, looks like this is it for me. Guess I asked a little too much of Oryou.

Oryou: Oh well. Could be worse. At least Oryou gets to go out with Ryouma. Bye, Izo. Don't forget to brush your teeth.

Ryouma: ...I'm sorry, Izo.

Ryouma: But don't worry. She'll handle the rest.

Izo: ...Ryouma, wait! I said wait, dammit!

Izo: Ryouma... There you go again...!

Nobunaga: Hey, Okita! I got the Holy Grail out, but I'm not gonna last much longer!

Okita Alter: Thank you, everyone. You did great.

Okita Alter: ...I'll take it from here.

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Have you lost your mind...?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Not even Lady Nobunaga herself could stop me. How could a Servant with such a pitifully weak Spirit Origin possibly hope to defeat me?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Preposterous...!

Fujimaru 1: What's that light...?

Fujimaru 2: The Holy Grail...!

Hijikata: ...All right, Okita. This is your problem to deal with now.

Nobunaga: I'm sorry. I don't think I can bring Mitsuhide back.

Nobunaga: All I can ask now is that you put him out of his misery.

Okita Alter: ...Yes. The version of me that you have all known for so long...

Okita Alter: ...and the version of me standing here now, who's been by Master's side all this time...

Okita Alter: ...both of them are me.

Okita Alter: This moment is why I'm here.

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: ...What is that light?

Okita Alter: Come with me to infinity...

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Wha...what the!? What's going on!?

Fujimaru 1: What is this place...?

Fujimaru 2: Alter, that outfit...

Okita Alter: I...

Okita Alter: a Guardian sent by the Counter Force.

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: The Counter Force...? A Guardian!? No...impossible! This Imperial Capital is completely cut off from time and history!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: The Counter Force shouldn't be able to intervene at all!

Okita Alter: ...This is a place of endless nothingness.

Okita Alter: There is nothing beyond or before this point. So it is with you.

Okita Alter: This is the endless abyss into which you will fall.

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: The Counter Force...!? Don't give me that!

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Does that mean not only Lady Nobunaga rejected me...but the entire world as well!?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Why? Why!? Why, why, why why why why why why!?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Why why why why why why why why why why!? Why why why why why why why why why why!?

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Why does nobody...nobody...accept meeeeee!?

Okita Alter: I'm sorry, Master. I wanted to defeat him on my own. I didn't mean to drag you into it.

Fujimaru 1: I'm with you to the end, Alter.

Fujimaru 2: Hey, Okita asked me to help you too y'know.

Okita Alter: ...Master.

Okita Alter: I'm so glad I met you, Master.

Okita Alter: All right, Caster! false, transient god!

Okita Alter: I am the one who rips demons asunder, destroys gods, and collects mankind's prayers.

A:Majin Okita Souji: ...I am Majin Okita Souji!

Section 12: Reminiscence

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: ...This can't be right. If all my hard work...just ends like this...then it was for nothing...

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Back when...I killed you...and fell to him...

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: Lady Nobunaga... Please, tell me...

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: I did all of this for you, Lady Nobunaga... I consumed a tainted Holy Grail...

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: I spent years on end planning your salvation...

Demon King of the Sixth Heaven - Akechi Mitsuhide: What was different...? Why did you choose him over me...?

Okita Alter: Now I see...

Okita Alter: You sought forgiveness.

Akechi Mitsuhide: ...Forgiveness?

Akechi Mitsuhide: Is that what I wanted?

Akechi Mitsuhide: Forgiveness for killing Lady Nobunaga...?

Akechi Mitsuhide: ...

Akechi Mitsuhide: I see...

Akechi Mitsuhide: I... I...

Fujimaru 1: We won...!?

Fujimaru 2: Alter...!?

Okita Alter: ...Yes. It's all over now.

Fujimaru 1: Alter, your body...

Fujimaru 2: ...

Okita Alter: ...I'm afraid this is goodbye, Master.

Okita Alter: This is the pact I made with the world.

Okita Alter: I became a Guardian of the Counter Force, just once, to atone for changing my fate so I could live.

Fujimaru 1: really have to go away...?

Fujimaru 2: Just once...?

Okita Alter: Sorry for all the trouble I caused you, Master. I'm grateful to you for guiding me when I knew nothing.

Okita Alter: You said you are from Chaldea?

Okita Alter: I would have liked very much to see it for myself. But it just is not to be.

Okita Alter: I'm only a manifestation of the Counter Force. Now that my job is done, the only thing for me to do is disappear.

Fujimaru 1: No... No, I don't want you to go!

Fujimaru 2: I don't want you to leave...!

Okita Alter: Neither do I!!!

Okita Alter: I want to spend so much more time with you!

Okita Alter: I want to see so much more of the world!

Okita Alter: I want to live so much more...!

Okita Alter: I don't want to just disappear...!

Fujimaru 1: Alter...

Fujimaru 2: Then come with me! Let's go back, together!

Okita Alter: ...I can't.

Okita Alter: This is as far as I can go, as far as the life I borrowed from the world will take me.

Okita Alter: Once it's gone...there won't be anything left.

Fujimaru 1: I don't care! Come on, Alter!

Fujimaru 2: You can't just give up!

Okita Alter: ...Master.

Okita Alter: Thank you for getting angry on my behalf...

Okita Alter: ...

Okita Alter: Before I go, I have one last request.

Okita Alter: Please, let me touch your face... Be with me... Here, by my side...

Fujimaru 1: Like this?

Fujimaru 2: Alter, your hand...

Okita Alter: ...

Okita Alter: ...There. I can feel it.

Okita Alter: I can feel your memories flowing into me.

Okita Alter: I have so few memories from after I was born, so...

Okita Alter: ...I'm glad...I got to see your memories of Chaldea.

Okita Alter: ...These memories will be the only proof that I ever lived.

Okita Alter: ...Thank you, Master...

Okita Alter: ...Thank you for everything.

Nobukatsu: Uh, S-Sister!? This place isn't gonna last much longer! We've gotta get out of here!

Nobunaga: Shut it, Nobukatsu! This is nothing compared to Honnoji!

Nobunaga: Hell, heat this mild just makes me want to break out my Atsumori dance moves.

Hijikata: Hey, man-slayer. You sure about this? The way things are going, you're going to end up buried alive.

Izo: Nobody gives me orders, especially not an overgrown wolf... Besides, I still have a job to do.

Izo: And I never leave a job unfinished.

Hijikata: ...Hmph. Suit yourself.

Fujimaru 1: You guys...

Fujimaru 2: Alter...

Nobunaga: There you are, Fujimaru. Where's Okita? ...I see. So she managed to free Mitsuhide.

Nobunaga: ...I'm sorry for making you two clean up my mess.

Hijikata: ...

Izo: Go on. Ryouma entrusted me with making sure you all get out of here safely.

Izo: If I let you die now, I'll never hear the end of it.

Nobukatsu: Hey! I'm the one who was saying we need to hurry and get outta here!

Da Vinci: There, we're finally back online! Are you all okay!?

Da Vinci: Looking at how much clearer our picture is, I'm guessing the situation is pretty well handled!

Mash: That entire area is deteriorating! I'm also seeing space-time bubbles bursting at the Imperial Capital's outer edges!

Mash: You need to get out of there right now! Are you all right, Senpai!?

Fujimaru 1: Yeah, I'm okay.

Fujimaru 2: ...Uh-huh.

Mash: ...? Um, I don't see Sakamoto or Okita anywhere...

Da Vinci: We can ask about that later. Right now, we need to get Fujimaru out of there!

Izo: Looks like your ride is here. That's my job done, then.

Hijikata: Hmph. Izo of Tosa, eh? The next time we meet, I will kill you.

Izo: Right back at you, Shinsengumi.

Fujimaru 1: Come with us, Izo!

Fujimaru 2: ...Isn't there anything we can do?

Izo: Forget it. I'm not like the rest of you; the Holy Grail summoned me here.

Izo: I'm not gonna last much longer no matter what, so just hurry up and get out of here.

Fujimaru 1: Izo... Thank you for helping us!

Fujimaru 2: ...Thank you, Izo! Take care!

Izo: ...Idiot. Is that way you say to a guy about to disappear?

Izo: Once an idiot, always an idiot.

Izo: ...Well, Ryouma? You happy now?

Ryouma: Damn, so you figured out I was still around. Well that takes the wind out of my sails.

Izo: I knew you were probably faking your death just in case something else came up. I swear, can't take my eyes off you for a second.

Ryouma: She and I have a lot in common, so I thought better safe than sorry. But, it looks like I didn't have to worry.

Izo: Hmph... That's just like you.

Izo: But, I guess it's kind of nice getting to talk to you like this, here at the end.

Ryouma: True. I wonder how long it's been since we last talked, just the two of us.

Oryou: Hey, Oryou is right here.

Ryouma: Right, right. Just the three of us, then.

Izo: Hmph... You always were a great fool.

Izo: That much never changed...

Epilogue: A Nice Day for GUDAGUDA

Nobunaga: ...All in all, things were pretty rough.

Okita: ...It sure sounds like it.

Okita: Wait, back up! Did I seriously get killed off in the second act!?

Okita: How could that happen when I was just taking a nap...?

Nobunaga: Relax, it wasn't YOU you. The Holy Grail summoned a DIFFERENT Okita there, right?

Okita: I mean, yes, I know it wasn't ME me, but I still don't like it!

Okita: Besides...another aspect of me? I had no idea about any of that.

Hijikata: ...Hmph. What are you worried about?

Hijikata: This other you repaid your debt to the world. You should be grateful to her for saving you the trouble.

Hijikata: You basically got a “get out of debt free” card from all this. What more could you want?

Okita: I know that sort of thing is hardly unusual for Servants, but it still doesn't feel right.

Okita: ...You said she was my Alter, right? What was she like, Master?

Fujimaru 1: Your Alter was–

Fujimaru 2: ...Okita, she

Okita Alter: ...So this is Master's Chaldea.

Nobunaga: ...Huh?

Okita: ...What?

Hijikata: ...

Fujimaru 1: Say whaaaaaat!?

Fujimaru 2: Wh-wh-what are you doing here!?

Okita Alter: Master! I missed you! (Glomp)

Okita Alter: When I came to, I found myself here.

Okita Alter: Is this the power of love that Oryou was always talking about?

Okita: Bwuuuh!?

Okita: Hey! You! Palette Swap! What are you talking about!? Get away from my Master!

Fujimaru 1: Okita! Alter! Both of you, please calm down!

Okita Alter: Hmph... No fair, Master.

Okita Alter: Why does she get to be Okita, and I just have to be Alter?

B:Okita: What, why would you be Okita instead of me?

Okita: Hah! Shows what you know, Palette Swap! Master and I go waaay back! You? You just showed up outta nowhere!

Okita Alter: ...All right, I've decided. From now on, Master, I want you to call me “Little Okita.”

Okita Alter: Yes, I like that. My name is Little Okita now. It's much cuter than just “Okita.”

B:Okita: EXCUSE ME!? Just what the hell is THIS!?

Fujimaru 1: You seem...different, Alter.

Fujimaru 2: Is that what you're actually like, Alter?

A:Little Okita: What did I just say? My name is Little Okita now.

Fujimaru 1: Oh, uh, right.

Mash: Excuse me, Senpai, you have a visito–

Mash: Huh? Two Okitas...? And why are they performing a naming ceremony with you, Senpai!?

Hijikata: ...What's the meaning of this?

Nobunaga: ...Hmm. Maybe it's the original Okita's Spirit Origin rubbing off on her? Like when my Spirit Origin temporarily materialized Nobukatsu.

Nobukatsu: I knew you'd know what's up, Sister!

Nobunaga: I know, right? Wait...

Nobunaga: You're here too!?

Nobukatsu: Technically, yeah, though I might disappear at any moment.

Nobukatsu: But, since I'm here for now, I thought I might as well take advantage of it!

Nobukatsu: So, where's YOUR room, Sister?

Nobunaga: I didn't invite you here! Get lost, fool!

Mash: (Sigh...) I don't even know what to say anymore.

Fujimaru 1: By the way, Mash, you were saying something about a visitor?

Fujimaru 2: So, what did you want to talk to me about?

Mash: Oh, right, I completely forgot! Your visitors are–

Ryouma: ...Hey there. Sorry for barging in like this.

Fujimaru 1: Sakamoto!?

Fujimaru 2: What are you doing here!?

Oryou: Yaaay. Oryou's here too.

Ryouma: I can't really explain it, but we were hurtled here after everything ended.

Ryouma: And since we don't have anywhere else to go, I was hoping you wouldn't mind if we stayed awhile.

Fujimaru 1: Sure! We've got rooms to spare!

Ryouma: Wonderful, thanks. I think I'll be very comfortable here.

Fujimaru 2: That should be fine, right, Mash?

Mash: Yes, of course! You saved Senpai's life. Please, feel free to stay and enjoy yourself as long as you like.

Ryouma: Thank you for this. What say we get settled in, Oryou?

Oryou: Lucky you, Ryouma. Now you get to be the freeloader you always wanted to be. Oh, also, Oryou has an important question: Are there any frogs here?

Mash: I, uh, think we're fresh out of frogs...

G:Ryouma: (So she's here too... A manifestation of the Counter Force...)

G:Ryouma: (It looks like Izo went back to the Throne... So why am I still here...?)

G:Ryouma: (...I guess this means my work may not be done yet after all.)

Oryou: What's wrong, Ryouma?

Ryouma: Oh, nothing.

Ryouma: ...I was just thinking how this looks like it's going to be the most fun job I've had in a long time.

A:???: Hey! Why's everyone in such a good mood!? What happened while Chacha was out getting ice cream!?

A:???: That Little Okita girl seems really crafty too. Is she trying to steal Chacha's thunder? Wait, I guess not!

A:???: Anyway, they're up to something... Like that old tanuki Tokugawa always was. And there's no way Chacha's letting them get away with it!

A:???: They've left Chacha no choice but to go full Lady Yodo Alter Avenger!

A:???: Hear my call, all you proud warriors of the Toyotomi who I found randomly in the cafeteria! Assemble before me!

A:???: Chacha... No, Lady Yodo will show them what a REAL Imperial Capital looks like!

Isolated Realm of the Far East CHACHA

Fujimaru 1: Nobbu...!?

Fujimaru 2: ...She's dead!?

Okita Alter: Master, let's go have some oden in the cafeteria.

Okita Alter: ...Hm? What's wrong with her?

Okita: Oh come on, this isn't anywhere close to oden season. Wait, what happened to you, Nobbu!?

Okita: Well, I guess if someone had to die, it might as well have been someone nobody will miss.

Okita: If any Japanese historians come asking about you, that's what I'll tell them.

Nobbu: I'm not dead, you fools!

Okita Alter: Oh, good for you. Being alive is much better than being dead.

Okita Alter: ...So, Master? What do you say to that oden?

Nobbu: You care more about oden than me?

Okita: Tch... Fine, what is it?

Nobbu: W-well, you see... No, wait. Sit back and let me spin you a tale of–

Okita: Just tell us.

Nobbu: Hm hm hmm, gotta use the bathroom! That's what I get for drinking too much of that coffee milk David sells.

Nobbu: But it's so sweet and yummy! If only it played nicer with my tummy...

Nobbu: Huh? Beautiful Warring State maidens don't ever use the bathroom? Don't be ridiculous, of course they do. How do you think the Dragon of Echigo died?

Nobbu: 'Course, I really don't know if the Dragon of Echigo was a beauty or not, but... Hm?

Nobbu: What's this? Is someone in the Command Room?

D:???: ...How dare you! How dare you all go on this crazy adventure while Chacha was out getting ice cream!

D:???: If His Imperial Highness knew Chacha only had a teensy cameo at the beginning, he'd be so angry, he'd be getting all Odawara on your Sanada Maru asses!

D:???: This is no time to be holding a tactical briefing! Also, “Little Okita”? What's up with that?

D:???: Beams!? Chacha wants to shoot beams too! Huh? Chacha can already shoot lasers from Chacha's hands?

D:???: Those aren't beams, you idiot! Those are the cursed flames that consume Chacha from the inside!

D:???: Huh? What do you mean that's a real downer of a background story...?

D:???: Look, the point is, Auntie may be okay with this, but His Imperial Highness won't be!

D:???: Now that things have come to this, I'll take control of Castellas and... Hehehehehe...!

Nobbu: Uh, it's actually Chaldeas, not Castellas...

Chacha: ...Yooou saaaw meee!

Nobbu: C-crap! I mean, I was just going to the bathroom!

Nobbu: Hey! Stop that, Chacha! Aaaaaahhh!

Nobbu: And there you have it...

Okita: Chacha did that!?

Okita: I mean, I didn't get the spotlight in this story, but I suppose she did get even less stage time...

Da Vinci: We've got an emergency! When I woke up, I saw that Trismegistus's simulator had gone haywire! It's opened up a portal to some strange place!

Da Vinci: It's probably just the data from the analysis we ran during the last major incident acting up...

Da Vinci: Anyway, I'm sleepy. I was up all night working, so this one's all you.

Mash: Senpai! Da Vinci told me what's going on!

Mash: We need to Rayshift to the problem area right away!

Fujimaru 1: Are you sure this is worth a Rayshift?

Fujimaru 2: I thought GUDAGUDA was over...

Okita Alter: Are you off to have some fun, Master? I'll go with you, then.

Okita: Okiter!

Okita: Wait, why am I mixing my name with yours? I'm the original here.

Nobbu: W-wait, Okita Alter... Lemme see that badass sword of yours.

Okita Alter: My sword?

Nobbu: Yes. I'm afraid we're heading into the fiercest battle in the history of GUDAGUDA.

Nobbu: And since my tummy hurts from drinking all of that coffee milk earlier, I can't go help. Sooo, I'm going to infuse your badass sword with my awesome power!

Nobbu: Hrnh...!

Okita Alter: ...What is this!?

Nobbu: Heh... I just poured a little over half of my magical energy into your sword!

Nobbu: It's no ordinary blade anymore: now it's a demonic godslayer, imbued with the power of the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven...

D:Nobbu: I call it Rengokuken... The Sword of Purgatory!

Okita: Yikes... Uh, Nobbu, the Warring States period called? It wants its bad taste in names back.

Okita Alter: Purgatory... From now on, you are Rengokuken.

Okita: Whaaa!? You like it!? And wait, can you seriously use a sword with Nobbu's power?

Okita: Don't you have, like, your own secret Okita power you can draw on or something...?

Fujimaru 1: Okay, that's enough. See you all later.

Fujimaru 2: This is going to get out of hand quickly...

Mash: P-please be careful, Senpai!

We the Imperial Capital Seven Spears

Chacha: Thank you for coming, my Toyotomi elites who happened to see the flyers Chacha put up around the cafeteria!

B:???: No, I'm just here to find out where those weird posters I saw came from.

C:???: I thought we would be making dioramas of Japanese castles... And where's Mr. Blue Spandex who's always hanging out here, anyway?

D:???: The blue one said he would let me handle this and wandered to parts unknown. I'm unsure what he meant.

C:???: That damn flower shopkeep must've made a run for it...! And wait, is it just me, or are there even more people I don't recognize here now?

E:???: At last, I've finally risen to the rank of mid-boss... Huh? I'm not actually gonna get to fight? Aww.

F:???: It seems yet another Saber has been born... Huh? She's an Alter Ego? Don't care! If she's got the face, she's a guilty disgrace!

G:???: This Imperial Capital Chick Custard Dark Matter Schwarzschild Whipped Maxwell Tall Gestalt A La Mode...

G:???: ...really hits the spot.

C:???: I thought I'd made a clean getaway this time...

Chacha: ANYWAY! Nobody throws a fun, awesome event without Chacha and gets away with it!

Chacha: Chacha is so FURIOUS, even Chacha's Berserker Spirit Origin might not be able to contain Chacha's rage!

Chacha: That's right. Chacha's desire for revenge burns so hot that Chacha has become Princess Toyotomi Avenger Yodo!

B:???: There's what she's saying...and then there's how she's saying it. The dissonance is unsettling.

A:Avenger Yodo: Go, my Seven Spears of the Imperial Capital, sworn to Toyotomi! Drive this world into the depths of despair!

A:Avenger Yodo: Huh? Some of you use bows and laser swords instead of spears?

A:Avenger Yodo: CHACHA DOESN'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. Just go with it!

A:Avenger Yodo: Chacha will also give you some of the special soldiers Chacha stole from Auntie's Spirit Origin when she wasn't looking!

A:Avenger Yodo: Hey, is it just Chacha, or has Chacha's voice changed somehow? Is Chacha leveling up? Or can Servants go through puberty?

A:Avenger Yodo: Well, whatever. Just go already!!!

Seven Spears of the Imperial Capital: Yes, ma'am!

Seven Spears of the Imperial Capital: ...Wow, we really didn't think this group shot through, did we?

Coffee Milk after Bathtime

???: So, you've finally made it all the way here...

???: I am one of the Seven Spears: Wakizaka Katsuharu, the rightful heir to the Oda estate...Oda Nobukatsu!

Nobunaga: You know, Nobukatsu, I've been thinking...

Nobunaga: You really bring up this “rightful heir to the Oda family” stuff a lot, don't you?

Nobunaga: Weren't you just talking about how you'd always be there for me? What're you trying to pull?

Wakizaka Katsuharu: Gah! Sister!? What are you doing here!?

Wakizaka Katsuharu: I thought you were cooped up in the bathroom after drinking too much coffee milk!

Nobunaga: I was, until Fujimaru came and begged me for help..

Nobunaga: ...after [♂ he /♀ she] found out that Okita Alter doesn't do very well against Sabers.

Nobunaga: So, I took some antacid and here I am!

Okita Alter: I'm hurt, Master. Do you really have so little faith in me?

Fujimaru 1: No, no. She just showed up on her own.

Fujimaru 2: Yeah, no. That is not how it went.

Nobunaga: Wha!? Et tu, Fujimaru!?

Nobunaga: I might've been one of the early game Servants, but I'll have you know I am still in the meta when you are fighting against Divine enemies!!!

Okita: Yes, yes, we know. Since we're all here now, let's just take care of this and be done with it.

Wakizaka Katsuharu: Why you...! I'll show you how unstoppable Sister and I were in Owari once we teamed up!

Wakizaka Katsuharu: Come forth, my Super Mecha Nobbu Mk. II that I made from a bunch of a cave!

Super Mecha Nobbu Mk. II: No-No-No...Nobbu!

Nobunaga: What the hell is that? It's nowhere near October, dummy.

Nobunaga: Huh? Why are you looking at me like that?

Okita Alter: ...I swear on my Rengokuken, I will vanquish the Demon King!

Nobunaga: Did I miss something!?


A:???: Good of you to come, Master of Chaldea. I am Fukushima Eminori, one of the Seven Spears!

Fujimaru 1: Cafeteria Guy!

Fukushima Eminori: Uh, could you just pretend that's someone else for now? Not that I'm even okay with the whole “Cafeteria Guy” tag to begin with, but you know...

Fujimaru 2: No weird mask this time, I see.

Fukushima Eminori: Of course not. I may change my hairstyle at times, but I will not rely on cheap gimmicks.

Fukushima Eminori: ...Though I'll admit, I may have missed the proverbial boat when it comes to worrying about my standing.

Fukushima Eminori: Still, I understand Chacha's frustration with being left out, so here I am.

Fukushima Eminori: Now come on! I might make a lot of different weapons...

Fukushima Eminori: ...but none of them hold up well against Servants who have mastered only one!

Okita Alter: This feeling... I don't suppose you're my Guardian senpa–

Fukushima Eminori: Let's not go there.

It's Not Like Nothing Can't Not Be Done Without a Spear

A:???: ...So, you've come.

A:???: Would you like some tea before we... No, that's probably a bad idea.

A:???: I am Katou Shuwen, one of the Seven Spears of the Imperial Capital!

Fujimaru 1: ...This guy's strong!

Fujimaru 2: ...Even his name's badass!

Katou Shuwen: Kakakaka, easy there! I'm not here for work this time! I responded to this call for personal reasons.

Katou Shuwen: As long as I get to put my spear to use, I'm happy.

Katou Shuwen: Besides, there's something about that Servant with the enormous longsword that gets my blood pumping.

Okita Alter: That's the Lancer we saw back then...and he's even stronger now, Master.

Okita: This is clearly no place for comic relief...

Okita: Keep your guard up! I wouldn't put it past this Lancer to cheat and use his bare fists or something!

Okita Alter: ...That's all right, though. I'm stronger now than I was back then, too. Let's do this, Lancer!

Katou Shuwen: Indeed! Let us see just how close you have come to achieving true mastery!

Katou Shuwen: My Baji needs no second strike. ...Hrn!

Katou Shuwen: Bleed from all seven orifices of your you die!!!

The Voice of a Mini Nobu...!?

A:???: I am Katou Medeaki, one of the Seven Spears! Make sure you don't confuse me with Katou Kiyomasa!

Katou Medeaki: Wait, what kind of introduction is THAT!? I don't even know what it means!

Fujimaru 1: Thanks for doing this.

Katou Medeaki: Huh? I should actually be playing Kiyomasa? Because he was great at building castles, and I'm good at making models?

Katou Medeaki: So what!? This isn't a trivia game! Why should Japanese history matter to me!?

Fujimaru 2: Maybe Katou Yoshiaki then?They were known as calm and collected.

Katou Medeaki: Huh? What is this, some kind of trivia game? Did I not make it clear I don't care about Far East history!?

C:Ryouma: ...I take it you asked for my help because your opponent is a Caster?

Oryou: When Oryou and Ryouma work together...there is nothing Oryou can't handle. Yaaay.

Fujimaru 1: Everyone knows Riders beat Casters, right? Help me out here!

Fujimaru 2: Watch out for her Rapid Words technique, Hundred Flying Daggers!

Katou Medeaki: ...This guy has my Untrustworthy Hot Man Radar screaming at me. You there! Are you sure he's being totally honest with you!?

Oryou: Huh? Have you been tricking Oryou all this time, Ryouma?

C:Ryouma: Don't be silly, of course I haven't. How long have we known each other now?

Katou Medeaki: ...Hmph. Handsome men like you always say that sort of thing. I used to fall for it, too...

Oryou: Yeah, you're right. There's no way you'd lie to Oryou.

C:Ryouma: Come to think of it, why don't we go on another trip sometime soon? Being in Chaldea has given us a little more free time, after all.

Katou Medeaki: ...

Oryou: Hey, good idea. We haven't done that in a long time. Maybe we could visit Takachiho again or something.

C:Ryouma: Boy, that brings back memories.

Medeaki: ...

Fujimaru 1: Um, Medeaki?

Fujimaru 2: Uh-oh...

Katou Medeaki: That does it! I am a tolerant woman, but I CANNOT STAND PDA! If you're going to act like swine, then I'll use Circe's Loser Fist to turn you into swine!

Good Work

???: (Sigh...) I really thought I'd managed to avoid this for once...

A:???: Oh, uh, right. I guess I'm Katagiri Medumoto? There's something about the Seven Spears in there, too.

Fujimaru 1: You know...that outfit's something else, isn't it.

Katagiri Medumoto: I don't know why I keep getting caught up in these things...

Fujimaru 2: I guess this gives you the GUDAGUDA hat trick.

Katagiri Medumoto: Yes, yes. Let's not think about that.

Katagiri Medumoto: Anyway, I'm gonna come at you with everything I've got, so just hurry up and beat me already. Please.

Okita Alter: Are you sure about this? You don't really seem up for it.

Fujimaru 1: So you're not gonna change outfits this time?

Katagiri Medumoto: I'd heard there were talks about that, but apparently they were scrapped because of deadline issues.

Katagiri Medumoto: I'm not sure what that was about, but honestly, it came as a relief.

Okita Alter: I wouldn't mind a new outfit myself...

Fujimaru 2: I can't wait for the theatrical release!

Katagiri Medumoto: I'm afraid I don't know what you're talking about, but I can say that I highly, highly recommend it.

Katagiri Medumoto: So please make sure to check it out! (Winning smile)

Okita Alter: A theatrical release... I guess I learned something new today.

Katagiri Medumoto: Anyway, I still have a lot of reading I'd like to do, so let's get this over with and then I can go back to my room. And my books.

Katagiri Medumoto: Come on! Oh! And don't forget! I'm weak to Assassins, so make sure to put some on your team to make this faster!

Katagiri Medumoto: Also Alter Egos!

Legend of the Mightiest of the Bakumatsu, IZO

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: Hey! That was a super cheap shot, you know!

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: I wouldn't ever have seen it coming if I wasn't Mysterious Seven Spear Kasuya Heroine X!

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: I can also tell from the way you wield your blade, you're no Saber!

Man-slayer Izo: ...Indeed, I'm neither Saber nor Assassin.

Man-slayer Izo: I'm...a man-slayer!

Fujimaru 1: So, this is already happening, then...

Fujimaru 2: Wait... Izo?

Ryouma: Huh? You're here too, Izo?

Ryouma: Wow, I haven't seen that getup of yours in a long time. That takes me back to our Kyoto days.

Man-slayer Izo: Ryouma! I hear you're living it up in Chaldea now, after you left me behind for dead!

Man-slayer Izo: I KNEW you would trick me!

Ryouma: I-I wouldn't say “trick” exactly... It's just, one thing led to another, and...

Oryou: What a waste of a satisfying climax.

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: As I am the one true Saber, I cannot allow a stupid Assassin to go around acting like a Saber! It's wrong! Wrong I tell you!

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: You all hate Saberfaces too, right? So let's take this faux Saber down like the punk he is!

Fujimaru 1: Okay...

Fujimaru 2: Uh, X, you know you're an Assass

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: Heroine X's Saber Power can save the Imperial Capital! Have faith!

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: Cool? Cool! Thanks for joining my Heroine Alliance, guys!

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: Oh, and as for you, Alter Ego?

Mysterious Seven Spear - Kasuya Heroine X: We need to have a little chat about that face of yours. Meet me behind the gym after school gets out!

Short Soy Terrible Milky Light Straight...

A:???: Welcome. It's so good of you all to come. I'm Hirano Ex, one of the Seven Spears of the Imperial Capital.

Hirano Ex: I'm also the manager of Dark Rounds, the hot new sweets café that's sweeping the galaxy.

Fujimaru 1: Sweets...?

Fujimaru 2: Can't believe that menace sunk its claws into the capital too...!

Hirano Ex: This is a wonderful place.

Hirano Ex: I've never seen such perfect blends of Eastern bean pastries and classic Western sweets.

Hirano Ex: It was just begging to expand on a galactic level! Franchises in every solar system!

Okita Alter: You really do have a lot of delicious-looking sweets... I think I may buy some myself...

Okita Alter: ...Yes. I'll take one of these, please.

A:Ex (Manager): The Dark Rounds Bean Sponge Cake? Of course. That'll be two dollars, please. However, if you want it to go, I'll have to ask you to wait a little longer.

Okita Alter: Not a problem. I'll just have it here with Master.

A:Ex (Manager): Oh, all right. In that case, you may go ahead and have a seat at one of the tables in our dine-in area. Anyway, as I was saying...

A:Ex (Manager): ...Unfortunately, Manager Ex's joy was short-lived when she realized something terrible.

Fujimaru 1: Something terrible?

Fujimaru 2: Can I please have one of your Galaxy Chick Sweet Custard Buns?

Hirano Ex: I...I just realized... Since I am the manager...I'll never get to eat any of these sweets myself...!

Hirano Ex: The only thing I can do now is defeat you, and make you take over as manager!

Hirano Ex: So, on that note...get ready for a fight. When fine sweets are on the line, you'd better believe Ex is gonna give it to you!

Goodbye GUDAGUDA, Until We Meet Again

Okita: ...So this is the throne room.

Okita: What was the deal with all those weird Mini Nobus, anyway? Is it just me, or did they sound broken?

Avenger Yodo: ...So, you've finally made it this far, evil servants of Tokugawa.

Avenger Yodo: I'm impressed you managed to defeat my Seven Spears...

Fujimaru 1: Can we just go now? It's dinnertime and I'm hungry.

Avenger Yodo: Really? Chacha wants curry! With a little flag in it! Oh, and lots of honey and apples!

Fujimaru 2: Uh, I'm pretty sure none of us are with Tokugawa?

Avenger Yodo: Don't argue with Chacha's backstory!

Avenger Yodo: When you get right down to it, this whole Imperial Capital thing was Tokugawa's idea in the first place!

Avenger Yodo: Hey! Don't try to change the subject!

Avenger Yodo: Chacha is no longer Chacha! Chacha is Avenger Yodo, the empress of Toyotomi who burns with fiery vengeance!

Okita Alter: ...Master, I know this situation seems like a joke that's gone too far, but she is seriously powerful! I think she may have reached a point where the Counter Force needs to get involved.

Okita Alter: ...Then, wait... Does that mean that the whole reason I am here is for this moment!?

Fujimaru 1: Yeah, I reeeally don't think so.

Fujimaru 2: I think the Counter Force is better than that.

Okita Alter: Yes, I suppose you're right. If that were the case, I'd have to disappear all over again.

Okita Alter: Thank you, slightly-stronger-than-average person.

Avenger Yodo: Why does Cha–Avenger Yodo get the feeling you're not taking me seriously!?

Avenger Yodo: All right, that does it. Now that it's come to this, I'll show you just how powerful I've become.

Avenger Yodo: Taste the power I gained from the unyielding fury that turned me into an Avenger when I learned that you had finished the WHOLE event without me!

Okita Alter: Wha...!? I thought I'd destroyed that!

Okita: Why is there a Holy Grail in Chacha!?

Avenger Yodo: Heh... I found it lying around when I got here!

Avenger Yodo: After I'd finished eating ice cream out of it, I felt incredible power surging through me...power to change the whole world! Or...something...

Avenger Yodo: Now, nobody can stop me! Soon, Tokugawa's infernal city will be little more than dust!

Okita: Dammit! I guess we have to fight! Come on, Alter Me!

Okita Alter: Got it, Normal Me! If two Okitas join forces, we can unleash limitless Okita Power. Now...

Double Okita: ...witness the power of Double Okita!


Chacha: ...Nghhh, Auntie, that's Chacha's coffee... ...Yaaawn... (Zzz)

Okita Alter: Hehe... She's sleepy. She looks so peaceful.

Fujimaru 1: That was a hell of a fight, huh?

Fujimaru 2: That Double Sandanzuki was pretty sweet.

Okita Alter: Indeed. I could never have won without your Command Spells and Normalkita laying down her own life.

Okita Alter: From now on, I'll need to work hard enough for the both of us in order to support you, Master...

Fujimaru 1: Alter...

Fujimaru 2: If only Okita hadn't pushed herself so hard...

Okita: Whoa, whoa, whoa! I'm not dead! I just fainted a little! That's all!

Okita: Don't go getting all weepy on me now!

Okita Alter: You certainly have it hard, don't you, Normalkita? I can't imagine what it's like myself.

Okita: Huh!? But not even the Holy Grail can cure this curse!? Why do you get off scot-free when we're both Okita!?


...Ah! Huh?

Chacha: What's Chacha doing here...? Oh, hi, Master. Hi, Okita. Hi, Okita. What's going on?

Fujimaru 1: We were all just about to go home together.

Fujimaru 2: It...uh, it's a long story.

Chacha: I see... Chacha didn't know Chacha did that... Chacha's sorry for all the trouble, Okita, um, Alter, right?

Okita Alter: Don't worry about it.

Okita Alter: Besides, I was born just a short while ago. All of this stuff is very exciting to me.

Okita Alter: It's a wonderful feeling, being alive.

Chacha: Born recently... Is that so... Hmm... Maybe I did get a little carried away.

Chacha: Maybe we can start over? It's nice meeting you, Alterwhatsit.

Okita Alter: ...How strange. Hearing someone as small as you call me that is...oddly calming.

Chacha: Hehe, is that so? Well, you can think of Chacha as your mother! Ask me for anything!

Chacha: And make sure you bring Chacha ice cream on Mother's Day!

Mash: There, I finally got through! Are you all right, Senpai!?

Fujimaru 1: Yeah, more or less.

Fujimaru 2: Can we just have dinner now, please?

Nobbu: Good, it looks like Chacha's back to normal. Well done, Master.

Nobbu: Now hurry back before supper gets cold.

Nobbu: I really must say, though...this pudding I found in the fridge while you were out sure is tasty! (Smacking lips)

Mash: Ah! Nobunaga, that's Chacha's–

Chacha: ...Pudding you found in the fridge?

Nobbu: Mm! The oden we're having for supper is especially tasty, too! (Munch munch) I always did love strong flavors! Wahahaha! I can't put it down!

Nobbu: What? Is this all we had? Oh, sorry. I guess I ate it all for a snack while I was waiting for you guys.

Okita Alter: ...Oden?

Fujimaru 1: I'll buy more oden and pudding, okay!?

Fujimaru 2: Oh no...


Okita Alter: the power of the Counter Force...!

Nobbu: ...Huh? What's the matter with you two? Doesn't this seem weird to anyone else?

Okita: (Sigh) Here we go again...

Fujimaru 1: Yep, that's GUDAGUDA...

Nobbu: W-wait! It couldn't be heeelped!