The Beginning of a Trampling Conquest

Mash: ...You want to meet the hero of the Iliad?

Alexander: Yes, that's right. Can you help me out?

Alexander: With your summoning system, I should be able to meet that great hero, right?

Alexander: The great Greek hero from the greatest of epics! His spear, his chariot, his body...the strongest is the only word to describe them!

Alexander: I love it all. My tutor, Aristotle, gave me a copy of the Iliad a while ago–

Mash: (A while ago?)

Fou: Fou, foufou.

Alexander: Oh, no, no. In life, I mean. In this form, I sometimes get it wrong.

Alexander: I'm sure you know this, but I love the Iliad and its heroes.

Alexander: You want to read it, Master? It's great! It's like an exquisite fruit, you never get tired of it.

Alexander: Someday when I go to battle, I want to keep it with me at all times.

Mash: (Someday?)

Fou: Fou, foufou?

Alexander: Oh, oops. I got it wrong again. Haha, sorry. It just all seems so strange.

Alexander: My personality and emotions from when I was young are very strong in this form. Somehow, my memories are being influenced as well.

Alexander: I need to watch out for that, huh? So, how about it—Master?

Fujimaru 1: The hero of the Iliad, huh?

Fujimaru 2: Achilles, huh?

Mash: Yes, Senpai. The hero Achilles, the protagonist of the Iliad.

Mash: One of Ancient Greece's greatest heroes. But now–

Dr. Roman: I heard what you were saying, and unfortunately... We haven't been able to summon him.

Alexander: You haven't, huh? Well, that's even better!

Mash: Huh? How is it even better?

Dr. Roman: ...Oh, I see. Even as his younger self, he still has a heart for adventure? I've got a bad feeling about this.

Alexander: That's right, Doctor! Now we get to go look for him!

Alexander: Let's go in search of the great hero! There was an era where you saw the Argo, right?

Alexander: If we go there, we might be able to find him.

Alexander: Do you remember? When I met you in ancient Rome–

Mash: ...You're right. Your presence there seemed to guide other Heroic Spirits too.

Dr. Roman: I couldn't analyze the data in real time then, but you're right. That big Berserker is your...

Alexander: My rival...or someone destined to be. That's what I think now.

Alexander: Yes, Darius III. He was brought there by a “chained summoning.”

Dr. Roman: Hmm, it makes sense. Even with the Singularity repaired–

Dr. Roman: It might still be possible to chain summon in the Age of Exploration!

Fujimaru 1: Then it's settled!

Fujimaru 2: Let's go!

Mash: Yes, Master. But the Third Singularity is–

Alexander: Okay Doctor, get ready! We're off in search of the hero of the Iliad!

Alexander: ??? Hmm?

Alexander: What? What is...this? This thing in front of me?

Mash: (I thought so...)

Fou: Fou, fou?

Alexander: What is this?

Fujimaru 1: What's gotten into him?

Fujimaru 2: He's looking in shock at the sea.

Mash: R-Right– The sea has a special meaning to him.

Mash: Okeanos, the end of the world. What he would eventually seek later in life. The limits of his territory.

Mash: It's said that all his conquests in his later years were to bring him to Okeanos–

Mash: Seeing the ocean should be a special thing for him...

Alexander: ...It's like there's a haze over it.

Alexander: I can't see it, or hear it. Hey, what's that's over there?

Alexander: What can you hear? I can't really hear anything.

Alexander: I can see the land, and I can hear your voices, but...

Mash: Huh?

Dr. Roman: Maybe young Alexander is unconsciously choosing not to see it.

Dr. Roman: He can't see or hear it, huh? Maybe Iskandar the conqueror would have wanted to–

Dr. Roman: But this young Alexander might not want to see it yet.

Fujimaru 1: –How romantic.

Mash: ...Yes, you're right.

Fujimaru 2: It's kind of sad.

Mash: ...Yes. And very like him at the same time.

Alexander: Hmm, I don't know. Maybe I should head over there with Bucephalus?

Fou: Fou, foufou! ...Kyuu?

Mash: N-No, that's–

Alexander: I'm fine. Sorry. It was a joke. Anyway, guys, looks like we have company.

Mash: Oh, you're right... A group of humans is approaching. I'm not detecting any trace of magical energy from them.

Alexander: They're... You know... Burglars or bandits...?

Pirate: Who are ye callin' bandits? We're pirates! Real live pirates!

Pirate: We just stopped here to resupply, and it's our lucky day! A pretty lady and a rich little brat!

Pirate: Ransom 'em for all they're worth!

Pirate: Let's go, men! With our skill and pride— It's super-plunderin' time!

Pirates: Aye aye! Let's finish this quick so we don't have to work overtime–!

Alexander: Hahaha, you guys are hard workers, huh? But you shouldn't mix up work and hobbies.

Mash: Um, just think of them as a type of bandit! Senpai, enemy group approaching!

Fujimaru 1: Prepare for combat!

Fujimaru 2: They're human, so don't kill them!

Mash: Right, Master! –Commencing combat!


Pirate: No way—!? He's seriously ripped for being a brat!

Pirate: H-he's like a bodybuilder... We are no match for him! Run... Run away!

Pirates: Uwah–!

Alexander: Not a scrap of talent among you. Alright, run. I won't kill you!

Alexander: If you run, it's because you're weak! A true plunderer leaves with a victory song!

Mash: That's the future King of Conquerors for you. He's very wild.

Dr. Roman: Yup, very wild.

Fujimaru 1: Not many boys could say that.

Fujimaru 2: He's wild.

???: Yup, I think so too. I see, the future King of Conquerors, huh–

???: I heard a kid just beat up some veteran pirates, and since I was sponging off of them I came to check it out.

???: But it looks like you're not an ordinary kid. Interesting. And that book you've got–

Alexander: What about the Iliad? It's my favorite book.

Alexander: And who are you? You look “stronger” than the others.

Alexander: ...May I have your name?

???: Wait, you don't know who I am? I guess that'd be hard without my Noble Phantasm.

Fou: Fou, foou! Fou??

Mash: Alexander, he is—

Alexander: I know. He's a Servant. So what's your name?

???: So, you're not gonna introduce yourself? You ask my name and you won't even give me yours? That's rather rude.

Alexander: That's right. I apologize. My name is Alexander.

Alexander: I'm the future King of Conquerors. Not that it seems real to me. This form is from before that.

???: Alexander, huh?

???: Man, I bet that lightning geezer would like that name. It's a pain, but I'll remember it anyway.

???: My name's “Achilles.” The Greek warrior written of in that book. You know that name, right?

Alexander: !!! It's you! You're Achilles! Oh, I can't believe this. I–

Alexander: I found you so quickly! Mash, Fujimaru!

Fujimaru 1: W-What?

Fujimaru 2: Is he getting excited?

Alexander: I can't hold back my excitement! Haha, I'm sorry, but this is so wonderful!

Alexander: Even now, I feel an overwhelming desire to–

Alexander: Fight him! It's okay, right, Master?

Achilles: I thought you'd say that.

Achilles: I know a fighter by their smell. Both you and I are the same type of punk.

Achilles: But—Nah, I'm really sorry. I'm just a freeloader, I mean, mentor now.

Achilles: I wanted to try copying Chiron for once... And so I've been looking after them.

Achilles: So I won't fight you.

Achilles: My job isn't to defeat you, it's to let these guys beat you.

Pirate: Sir! Sir Spikey!

Pirate: You'd really do that? For a bunch of no-name losers like us with zero attention span!?

Pirate: Did you hear that, men! No running! Gather up, Gather up! Let's show our teacher what we can do!

Pirate: Let's use the Achilles-style technique, “Gang up on a lone guy and beat him up.”

Pirate: AKA, “What to do if you see a Lancer with an unkempt beard!” Now is the time!

Mash: I think we just heard a name for a tactic that we can never let Hektor hear, Senpai!

Achilles: Feeling better, you losers? Okay, now go get your butts kicked!

Pirate: Aye aye, sir! Let's do this!

Fou: Fou!

Mash: Senpai, there's no stopping them! Resuming battle!!

Alexander: That's fine. If a leader makes them stronger, that makes me happy.

Alexander: I just have to defeat them all, right? Once the students are gone, the teacher will be out of work.

Alexander: And after that— We can fight, Achilles!

Achilles: So you don't even think the pirates have a chance, huh? You're pretty cruel, kid! Wahahaha!


Achilles: Impressive. I'm not a big fan of kings, but you, I think I like.

Achilles: And that horse, too— It's splendid. Truly excellent.

Achilles: Actually, I think there are no bad Riders. That's my theory, anyway.

Alexander: Hah, hah... I agree, but I didn't think... You'd have this much talent as a general!

Alexander: The pirates' tactics were as messed up as Elisabeth's singing, and you brought them together...

Alexander: Fighting with soldiers, not just one on so much fun!

Alexander: Someday I'll learn this feeling for myself, although really I should already know it. But I think...

Alexander: I want to... I want to fight you more. I want to share this excitement, and the honor of the battlefield...

Alexander: With more...people...someday...

Mash: A-Alexander–?

Alexander: ...Zzzz.

Dr. Roman: He has the magical energy to keep going, but I guess he's just exhausted. He fell asleep.

Pirate: ...Wow, we just saw something amazing... I can't believe we're still alive...

Pirate: The world's big... It's too big...

Pirate: There's flying horses that summon lightning and stuff... I think I'm reevaluating my life!

Pirate: Yup, I can't do this! Being a pirate on seas like this is suicide!

Pirate: We're better off landlocked! Teacher, we're getting out of the pirate business!

Pirate: We'll pay the lesson fees later! Bye!

Achilles: H-Huh? Later? If you guys go on land you'll be arrested and thrown in prison...

Achilles: Well, whatever. Take care, idiots!

Mash: ...Combat has concluded. No wounded on our side, and no casualties among theirs.

Fujimaru 1: That was a fun fight, huh?

Fujimaru 2: This is a different kind of fight altogether.

Mash: ...Yes. Alexander's charge on horseback and the way Achilles rallied the pirates were both amazing.

Mash: The pirates that seemed so dangerous at first... They were completely taken aback by it.

Achilles: –Now then. You guys fought hard too.

Achilles: Good work. You're that kid's guardian, right? I bet he gets you in all kinds of trouble.

Achilles: One day, I'm sure he'll be a great king somewhere. Until then, just keep an eye on him.

Achilles: Right now he's just a little brat. Man, look at his sleeping face.

Alexander: ...Zzzz.

Mash: ...Yeah. He looks really happy, doesn't he Senpai?

Mash: No matter how cheerful he may seem, his actions and beliefs are filled with power. I can feel it.

Mash: ...Even if that path is filled with turmoil and chaos.

Mash: The men he commands will probably lead happy lives.

Fujimaru 1: Their lives will be busy.

Fujimaru 2: It'll be hard for those around him.

Fou: Fou, foou.