Cú Chulainn - Caster

Sage of the Forest

Mash: Pure water and unpolluted air... This is a calm forest, isn't it?

Fou: Fou, Foou♪

Mash: Do you feel that way, too, Fou? Even with the buzzing tree leaves and the chirping sound of birds,

Mash: for some reason, I think of only serenity. Is it because there're no humans here?


Fujimaru 1: It's pretty relaxing, huh?


Fujimaru 2: This is nice, isn't it?


Mash: Yes, Senpai.

Cú Chulainn: Forests are nice. Well, that's because animals and plants are singing the praises of life here.

Cú Chulainn: Despite the bustle of people and other things, forests can stand up as forests solely by themselves.

Cú Chulainn: It's not the domain of people, in the first place. Though almost the entire earth is dominated by humans now.

Cú Chulainn: Animals, plants, fairies, gods. Compared to those in the forest, humans are just "extras."

Mash: So, an uninvited guest. Is that who we are–

Cú Chulainn: Umm? No, it's not that stiff...

Cú Chulainn: ...But how awful. The forest around here feels off. I came here to take a look and the air is just too rough.

Dr. Roman: I didn't pick up anything here... Is there really a distortion here, Cú Chulainn?

Dr. Roman: The Second Singularity, the 1st Century you guys fixed –This is northeastern Ireland in that time period.

Dr. Roman: Sure, from the measurement there seems to be a delay in this era's correction. But is it a distortion?

Dr. Roman: Looking at the numbers, it just seems to be a quiet forest...

Cú Chulainn: I don't know about your situation but you shouldn't take forests lightly.

Cú Chulainn: Forests have been around since before mankind. They may even have been around from the Age of the Gods even before that.

Cú Chulainn: Manipulating humans is exactly what it does best. Just look at that.

Werewolf: GUUUUUUU...

Mash: A beast man monster!?

Dr. Roman: What? I-I didn't pick up anything here! Oh, but it looks like there's a slight trace of magical energy reaction...

Cú Chulainn: I'd bet it's part of this forest. Anyway, I don't think it's here to welcome us.

Werewolf: GUUUUUUU!!

Mash: It's coming, Senpai!


Fujimaru 1: Prepare for battle!!


Mash: Understood, Master!

--BATTLE--:

Cú Chulainn: Cleaned up for the most part? You could say it was done as planned but rough, you know?

Mash: ...Cú Chulainn. Do you have any idea about the distortion that's left in the 1st Century?

Cú Chulainn: Yeah, I do. I'm Cú Chulainn, an Ulster hero, you know.

Cú Chulainn: I'm not used to this calendar style called century, but, this is "my era."


Fujimaru 1: True, come to speak of it.


Fujimaru 2: Oh, really!?


Mash: Yes, Senpai. This is the era in which he was alive–

Mash: The specific period of Celt and Ulster legends are presumed to be from 100 B.C. to 100 A.D.

Cú Chulainn: Precisely. That said, the me that was alive already "died" decades ago by now.

Cú Chulainn: For some reason, I feel attached to this era. I don't know why, I can just feel something.

Cú Chulainn: Maybe that's also because I manifested as a Caster, oddly, I am more keen at picking up magical energy.

Dr. Roman: I see. That's why you were able to sense the distortion happening here in your hometown.

Cú Chulainn: My hometown, you say. Still, I think it's because I'm a Caster.

Cú Chulainn: –It's the forest.

Mash: ??

Cú Chulainn: I'm a Celtic, a man of Ulster. If I'm a mage then that can only mean I became "that."

Cú Chulainn: A "Druid".

Cú Chulainn: The runes I use are originated from Norse legends, but Celtic mages are normally Druids.


Fujimaru 1: Druids?


Fujimaru 2: So Celtic shamans.


Mash: Yes, Senpai. The Celtic priests are referred to as Druids.

Mash: They are people who have a deep relationship with the forest and monument, and can perform mystics same as the magecrafts we know.

Cú Chulainn: Of course, they existed in my times, too. However, I am not actually a Druid.

Cú Chulainn: Like I said before, the type of magecraft I use is runes.

Cú Chulainn: I combine the rune characters here and there and to perform the mystics.

Cú Chulainn: However, there's an exception. When I manifested in this form–

Cú Chulainn: I obtained it as a "Noble Phantasm." It was given to me since I was a Celtic mage.

Mash: ...Wicker Man, the Cage of All-Consuming Flame.

Cú Chulainn: Right. A Flame Noble Phantasm given to me after becoming a Celtic mage who could manipulate blazing heat.

Cú Chulainn: Originally, it's a Noble Phantasm for Druids, since it was a magical tool used in sacrificial offerings.

Cú Chulainn: That's what summoned me here, telling me to stop the distortion.

Dr. Roman: Hmm? You mean the distortion of this forest was–

???: ...The forest won't die...

???: ...All forests, without men...

???: ...So, so they shall not be incinerated...

???: ...The forest shall be preserved...

???: ...Even if mankind ends up perishing...

Mash: !?

Cú Chulainn: Bingo! That's the one distorting this forest and preventing the correction of this era.

Cú Chulainn: That thing is a "Druid." But also more than that.

Cú Chulainn: Fearing the incineration of worlds, a cluster of madness. A collection of dead souls who couldn't ascend to the Throne of Heroes.

Cú Chulainn: You actually thought you could kill me using a beast man?

Cú Chulainn: Hey, you guys!! I'm talking to you!!

Druid Ghost: ...The forest won't die...

Druid Ghost: ...All forests will continue to be without mankind...!

Cú Chulainn: Silence, ghost! Be a man or fairy, you're a part of the forest if you live here!

Cú Chulainn: This lecture! You guys are the ones who supposed to say it, right!!

Mash: A magical energy reaction approaching, Senpai! An enemy is coming!


Fujimaru 1: Exorcise the ghosts!


Fujimaru 2: Prepare for battle!


Mash: Yes, Master!

Cú Chulainn: Take this as my kindness to you. And be incinerated by the flames of Wicker Man!!

--BATTLE--:

Mash: Victory confirmed. The battle is over, Senpai.

Fou: Fou!

Cú Chulainn: ...Gosh. My job is over at this point then.

Cú Chulainn: Time to go home now. Thanks for coming with me.


Fujimaru 1: Wanna check out Ulster?


Fujimaru 2: Wanna go see your friends?


Cú Chulainn: I'll pass. Sure, I'd like to meet up with some people but, well–

Cú Chulainn: You know, I'm a mage now. Who knows what could happen if I went back like this?

Dr. Roman: Right, because Druids hold a very special position in the Celtic cultural world, you know?

Dr. Roman: If the hero, Cú Chulainn, who was supposed to be dead, comes back as a Druid,

Dr. Roman: then there'll be a huge uproar. I bet a bunch of countries will rise and fall!

Cú Chulainn: That's right. So, well, this is it.

Cú Chulainn: I got to breathe in some nostalgic air. Nice. Let's go back now?


Fujimaru 1: Got it!


Fujimaru 2: Let's go back!


Mash: Yes, Senpai!