Grendel's Second Coming
Beowulf: Anomaly during summons?
Mash: The Doctor says that when you were summoned, there was a disturbance during this era in this spot.
Mash: That might be the reason why you can't unlock your second Noble Phantasm.
Beowulf: Something else was summoned at the same time... The answer's simple.
Mash: So–you think it's Grendel?
Beowulf: No doubt. I can't think of anything besides him that could influence the summoning process.
Beowulf: It's true there are nameless fire dragons out there...
Beowulf: But Grendel was the only monster with such fierce hate and glory in my life.
Beowulf: He was an evil creature who played with people's lives.
Beowulf: The kind of evil that reveled in the meaningless slaughter of people trapped in their dwellings.
Beowulf: I can understand fights over territory, or animals just fighting for survival.
Beowulf: But–Grendel had both reason and intellect and was simply evil.
Beowulf: That's why his very existence... is far more of a threat to me than that of a fire dragon.
Beowulf: Fire dragons are passive as long as you leave their treasure alone. But Grendel's a twisted monster who revels in evil.
Beowulf: If he revived as a side-effect of my summoning– I gotta kill him.
Mash: ...Then let's go. The last response was in the old castle up ahead.
Mash: If you take a look at it, maybe you'll figure something out.
Beowulf: Okay. Let's go, Master.
Beowulf: There are some things that shouldn't exist in this world. Grendel is one of them.
Mash: It's–deserted. Not a soul to be seen.
Beowulf: I can smell blood. It seems we missed our chance.
Beowulf: Mash, can you tell? Looks like every last human in this castle was slaughtered.
Beowulf: ...Damn. This isn't good.
Beowulf: The more human flesh he consumes, the more powerful and evil he gets. We have to crush him before he attains his perfect form.
Mash: But, where is he–?
Beowulf: Something's close! Mash, prepare for battle!
Mash: It's coming!
Beowulf: Damn... We didn't take it down!
Mash: W-Was that a chimera?
Beowulf: Grendel is a protean creature. He can change his form depending on the situation.
Beowulf: That's why I need Hrunting, because it tracks enemies.
Beowulf: Let's go after him. Follow me!
Beowulf: So, here...
Soldier A: H-Help me...
Soldier A: Help me...
Mash: Wait, now!
Beowulf: ...Enough of this stupid farce, Grendel. Hrunting is eager to bite into you.
???: ... ...
Mash: What, a fake–?
Beowulf: Something like that! Let's go, Master. It's not a human, so don't hold back!
Beowulf: He ran away again. Listen up, young lady. Don't trust whoever it is you next meet in this castle.
Beowulf: Also, don't be surprised by who you run into. He can read your mind like a book.
Beowulf: When he appears again, he'll likely take the form of someone we know.
Beowulf: Brace yourself, it's gonna be painful.
Beowulf: Just a little more... Hey, come on out already!
Jeanne: ... ...
Nero: ... ...
Drake: ... ...
Mash: ...T-These are all fakes!?
Beowulf: Right. What looks like armor and clothes is hardened skin. The weapons are extensions of claws and hair.
Beowulf: Pretty nasty, right? That's why he's evil.
Beowulf: But luckily it looks like we can kill him before he starts talking to us.
Mash: He talks?
Beowulf: Only based on the speech in the memories he extracts.
Grendel: ...N-No. I'm just...not...used...to this body yet.
Grendel: I don't know...why I was...summoned. But...I'll do what...I have to.
Mash: What on earth...
Grendel: I'll kill you...in a cruel way. Every last one...in cold blood.
Grendel: That's how it is. That's how it must be.
Grendel: That's what makes me Grendel. Like how I feasted on the human souls back in that castle!
Beowulf: Shut up. You probably just heard that from your mom. I'll make sure the two of you are nice and cozy together in hell.
Beowulf: Master, let's go!
Grendel: D-Damn you!
Mash: Ugh... I feel queasy... I know they're fakes, but the sensation when you hit them...
Mash: But it's all over now, right? There's no response. Let's head back.
Beowulf: ... ...Master, don't you think something's off?
Fujimaru 1: I don't know.
Beowulf: I see...
Fujimaru 2: Yeah, vaguely.
Beowulf: You've got a sharp nose. That's my Master.
Mash: What do you mean?
Beowulf: It's a vicious creature we're dealing with. Not the sort to accept death without a struggle.
Beowulf: ...Something smells. Can we search a little longer?
Mash: Okay... If you think it's a good idea, there's no problem.
Mash: He's nowhere to be found...
Fou: Fou, fou, fou!
Mash: ...Below us?
Beowulf: Oh, damn, I didn't notice. This castle has a cellar. Let's check it out.
Mash: I can't believe the cellar connects to a place like this...
Beowulf: So that thing faked his death and fled here. Which means–
Grendel: Ugh... D-Damn you...
Beowulf: We've got you cornered. Your mom's not here, buddy.
Beowulf: I'll send you to hell where you belong! I, Beowulf, will show you no mercy!
Grendel: I could say...the same... I've read the memory...of the one who killed you!
Beowulf: It's over, Grendel. You're a monster that's not meant to be summoned.
Beowulf: We'll likely never meet again. ...Dammit, I met the one I wanted to meet the least.
Grendel: Wh-Why... The one...who killed...you...
Beowulf: Actually, you're the one I fear the most in this world. The fire dragon simply dealt the killing blow.
Beowulf: It was strong, but didn't frighten me. I also now have dependable allies, unlike then.
Beowulf: You're a fool to not see that.
Beowulf: Good riddance, masquerader. You should've had a bit more faith in your own strength.
Grendel: D-Damn you!
Mash: Seems we really got him this time!
Beowulf: Guess so. My Noble Phantasm is unlocked now.
Beowulf: In the future you'll face punks looking for a fight. When that happens, let me help you.
Beowulf: Well then, I guess we should head back, Master! Time for our triumphant return! Hah hah!