Cú Chulainn

The Taboo

Mash: A demonic boar...in the forest?

Dr. Roman: Yeah, someone saw it in this forest lately, I hear.

Cú Chulainn: So you came to me? I'm not a hunter.

Cú Chulainn: Besides, there are others better suited than me. Fionn's first spear, maybe. Know the guy?

Dr. Roman: Well, I don't think he'd want to deal with a boar... That's one of the biggest traumas in all his stories...

Fujimaru 1: You mean Diarm–

Fujimaru 2: Then maybe Ata

Mash: Stop, Senpai. Everyone has something they don't like.

Fou: Fou...

Cú Chulainn: Oh, fine... Sure. Gáe Bolg was getting rusty anyway.

Cú Chulainn: Oh, I see we're heading out now. In a rush, huh?

Mash: That's no boar, it's a stray homunculus. Master, prepare for combat!


Cú Chulainn: I guess that's it, then. So, where's this boar?

Mash: That's strange. They said it attacks as soon as you enter the forest, but instead...we saw a homunculus...

Cú Chulainn: ...Oh, here we go. Animal tracks. This one is big.

Dr. Roman: Good work. I guess no monster is a match for the great hero of Celtic legend, huh?

Cú Chulainn: Flattery will get you nowhere. Let's go, Master. Still...This is weird–

Mash: Oh...Senpai, let's go.

Fou: Fou!

Cú Chulainn: –Wait. There it is. This way.

Dr. Roman: Huh!? I'm not picking up anything on my end...

Cú Chulainn: –Under those rocks. Looks like we've got a problem on our hands.

Mash: That's a big boar... But it's already dead.

Dr. Roman: It's huge... You can barely call it a boar now.

Cú Chulainn: Really? This is nothing, our boars had runes on their back.

Dr. Roman: Celtic boars ate runes, huh? That explains why some were tougher than dragons.

Mash: But what could kill a boar that's this size?

Cú Chulainn: –We'll talk later missy. Here it is...Our real prey!

Dr. Roman: What! A chimera? Why is something like that here?

Mash: Master, get back. Let's do this!

Cú Chulainn: Looks like an unskilled mage is just letting it roam free... Well, whatever.

Cú Chulainn: I don't know where a chimera's heart is, but your luck ran out when you met me.

Cú Chulainn: It ain't a great heart, but it's worth aiming for. All right, your heart is mine—!


Cú Chulainn: I guess chimera's heart is just as fragile. It was only playing dead, huh?

Mash: No, it was a strong enough enemy... Master, are you hurt anywhere?

Fujimaru 1: No, I'm fine.

Fujimaru 2: By the way, what is that doing here?

Cú Chulainn: ...I see, so that's what's going on. Hey, step back a bit.

Cú Chulainn: —Should be around here. There we go.

Dr. Roman: Could that be...rune spells?

Mash: Senpai, there's a cave beneath the rock!

Cú Chulainn: It was being concealed by spells. This is an abandoned workshop.

Cú Chulainn: Being third-rate doesn't mean it's okay to be sloppy, too. If you're gonna leave, at least tidy up.

Dr. Roman: I see. Test objects were left roaming free when the workshop was abandoned...

Dr. Roman: This boar hunt may have taken an odd turn, but can we say it's been taken care of?

Mash: What do we do with the remains of the chimera and the boar? We can't just leave them here...

Cú Chulainn: Yeah, how about turning them into a stew? The job's done, and I'm hungry!

Fujimaru 1: Boar stew? Sounds great!

Fujimaru 2: Is Chimera stew even safe?

Cú Chulainn: Sure you can eat it. You can eat anything, as long as it's muscle. Just make sure it's cooked and you're set.

Cú Chulainn: Well, if it's rotten and gives me the runs after it's sterilized, I'll deal with it then.

Cú Chulainn: Right, tonight we dine in style! I'll get this cooked up and share it with you Chaldea guys!

Fou: Foooooou!

Mash: ...Speaking of which, you sure know how to cook. You're a Heroic Spirit of many talents, I guess.

Cú Chulainn: I've been on my own a lot in my life. Oh, the chimera tastes pretty good, huh?

Fou: Fou! (Nom nom)

Mash: You think it's good too, Fou?

Dr. Roman: I don't know if you people are fearless or what...

Dr. Roman: Who knows what's in a chimera, but you're just gobbling it down.

Fujimaru 1: It's surprisingly good!

Fujimaru 2: It's fine like this.

Cú Chulainn: ...Hold it.

Cú Chulainn: If this is a chimera, did it use dogs as parts?

Dr. Roman: Who knows? A chimera is made by fusing all sorts of creatures together.

Dr. Roman: It could contain any number of them. But, so what if it did?

Cú Chulainn: You should have told me that first, you idiot! I can't believe this! I'm leaving!

Mash: Huh!? You're done?

Cú Chulainn: I don't want it! See you! Dammit! I can't believe this!

Fujimaru 1: What's with him?

Fujimaru 2: Oh, is it possible...

Dr. Roman: Oh, the Hound of Culann... He swore he'd never eat a dog, didn't he?

Mash: Didn't he consider himself a replacement... for the guard dog he killed? Ah, so that's why...(Nom nom)

Fujimaru 1: It tastes good, though...

Fujimaru 2: We messed up.

Fou: Fou!