To be a Master

Emiya: What a disaster... What kind of Holy Grail War happened here?

Emiya: No sign of the Mage's Association or Holy Church, which means a battle royale among the Masters.

Emiya: They probably misused their Servants, and let them do whatever they want.

Emiya: Fujimaru, make sure you control your Servants, so you don't end up with a mess like this.

Fujimaru 1: Control my Servants?

Fujimaru 2: Is it wrong to let them do what they want?

Emiya: Use your Command Spells to keep them in check. If they're up to something, teach them a lesson, or make them fight.

Emiya: Many Masters use their Command Spells to force their Servants to commit suicide as a safety measure.

Emiya: When a Master realizes a Heroic Spirit is "too much to handle," using the Spells that way can save many lives.

Mash: I see... It's true that there are many Servants who just want to cause destruction.

Mash: Most Berserkers are like that. I didn't realize you could use a Spell that way.

Mash: As expected of the great Emiya, a true veteran who's been through many Holy Grail Wars.

Emiya: Y-Yeah. Well, when it comes to Holy Grail Wars, I know more than your average Servant.

Emiya: Ahem. All right Fujimaru, this is a good chance. I'm going to give you a proper lecture.

Emiya: ...Of course, Dr. Roman has already taught you what you need to know about combat.

Emiya: So this time, I'll teach you about something you won't see in the stats, a Heroic Spirit's...attributes.

Emiya: Heroic Spirits can be divided into four main categories. "Human", "Earth", "Heaven," and "Star."

Emiya: Those under the "Human" category are people born after AD, and praised as heroes after their death because of their great deeds in life.

Emiya: Some of them were actual super humans when alive, but most of them were only glorified after death.

Emiya: Andersen, Shakespeare, Robin Hood, and Lady Nightingale would all be examples.

Emiya: Next, the "Earth" category. These are heroes spoken of in local folklore—

Dr. Roman: (...This feels like another long talk. Fujimaru, is he always like this?)

Fujimaru 1: Sometimes he gets this way.

Mash: Yes. He's normally quiet and serious, but from time to time he gets very nosy.

Mash: He sort of talks too much. That's our Emiya.

Fujimaru 2: His attribute is "talky mom."

Dr. Roman: I see... Talky mom attribute, eh? We'll just have to let him talk till he's done then.

Emiya: The fourth category "Star," is where things get important.

Emiya: The "Star" is a special category. It represents mankind's hope and symbolizes overcoming hardship.

Emiya: This category might seem powerful as it has no weakness against the other three, but its true nature lies elsewhere.

Emiya: There's another category equal to the "Star." That's the fifth—

Emiya: ...We were interrupted just as it was getting good. Fujimaru, prepare for combat.

Emiya: They must have smelled us. They'll make contact in 20 seconds!

Mash: R-Right! Preparing for combat immediately! Initiate anti-wild beast combat!


Emiya: For our next topic, I'll explain what makes each class unique. We'll start with the Archer class,

Emiya: Archers, as the name implies, use a bow as their primary weapon.

Emiya: While inferior to Saber and Lancer in close range combat, they excel at providing long range support.

Emiya: They also have a skill called "Independent Action."

Emiya: Even without a link to their Master, they can function for a while on their own.

Mash: But they won't be able to maintain the physical body.

Mash: Lack of energy source aside, wouldn't they be forced back to the Throne without an anchor to this world?

Emiya: Normally, yeah. But with Independent Action, they can ease up the "force exerted by the World."

Emiya: After all, there are many stories of snipers camping out 3 days and 3 nights just to hit their targets.

Emiya: Think of it as a skill that allows them to function for a few days apart from their Master.

Emiya: What's important is that the skill differs from Assassin's Presence Concealment. It does not conceal your movement.

Emiya: Stealth operations thus require the appropriate skill, or backups from their Master.

Dr. Roman: Archer, I hate to interrupt Fujimaru's lecture, but as I'm sure you're aware...

Emiya: An enemy attack, right? They always pick the worst timing. It's so hard to have class outdoors.

Mash: (...I probably shouldn't mention that Archer's loud voice is telling the enemy exactly where we are, right?)


Emiya: Lastly, a word about what it means to be a Master. I'll tell you how to get along with your Servants.

Dr. Roman: You're still keeping this up! Man, you don't know when to quit, do you?

Emiya: What are you talking about? I'm here lecturing because the people at Chaldea won't.

Emiya: I heard how you became a Master, Fujimaru.

Emiya: You're no Mage, and you have no experience. You became a Master by accident, yes?

Emiya: Even if no one else can do your job, that's still absurd. I should at least teach you how to act like a Master.

Mash: ...I'm sorry, Senpai. Emiya's right, none of the adults left at Chaldea are any good...

Dr. Roman: I do feel bad, you know! I am devoting myself fully to medical work as well!

Emiya: Enough. We're talking about Servants. They are Heroic Spirits from many different eras.

Emiya: Basically, a Servant will be more powerful than their Master. You understand that?

Mash: Yes. No one needs a familiar weaker than they are.

Emiya: Correct. But it's wrong for a Master to unduly respect or fear their Servant.

Emiya: They have achieved great things, but within the confines of the contract, that means nothing.

Emiya: The Master and Servant relationship is defined by the contract, but mentally it's best for them to be equals.

Emiya: Listen. Even a godlike Servant got their start the same way as you.

Emiya: Anyone who lives in the modern era, uses the wisdom their ancestors left behind—

Emiya: Servants are no different.

Emiya: Even Heroic Spirits achieved deeds with the help of others when they were alive, and that's why they choose to contract with you.

Emiya: In other words, being summoned and relied on isn't necessarily a bad thing for a Heroic Spirit.

Emiya: For example, how would you feel if something you left behind could aid the people of the next era?

Fujimaru 1: ...That would be kind of nice.

Fujimaru 2: It would feel like the proof that I lived.

Emiya: That's right. Servants feel the same way.

Emiya: The deeds you did, the things you left behind nurtures the next generation—All Servants take pride in that.

Emiya: Doesn't matter if the Servant is good or evil. Servants and Masters are mentally equal.

Emiya: A Servant aiding a Master, is simply a matter of duty.

Emiya: That is what it means to live on this planet. What you do will surely help someone in the future.

Mash: ...Someone in the future...

Dr. Roman: ...Ahem, Mr. Emiya? I hate to interrupt the speech, but...

Emiya: (Sigh) Very well. I've said what I must.

Emiya: So, what is it this time? Golems? Skeletons? At this point a wyvern wouldn't surprise me.

Dr. Roman: Well, um— Honestly, we shouldn't be seeing any of these here...

Mash: I-It's an army of female soldiers! I have no idea why! Gorilla-like women...In other words, GoriWoms!

Mash: They're heading straight for Emiya!

Emiya: My bad luck with women is following me here? Aah! It feels like someone's doing this deliberately!


Dr. Roman: And future generations would know this as the great Amazonian Migration. The end.

Emiya: ...Doctor, was this your doing?

Dr. Roman: Huh? Nope! Wasn't me! Definitely not! No way!

Mash: Anyway, I think that's the last attack. Emiya, feel free to continue.

Emiya: (Sigh) Never mind. I think I'll call it a day.

Emiya: It was rude of me to assume you needed those lectures. Fujimaru already has many wonderful Servants.

Emiya: With Mash Kyrielight at your side, you won't be easily defeated.

Emiya: You have a long journey ahead of you. You'll learn through experience, not words.

Fujimaru 1: I'll do the best I can.

Emiya: Good. Go at your own pace, and don't rush. You'll do yourself no good pushing too hard.

Fujimaru 2: Mash is the only one with talent.

Mash: ...

Dr. Roman: Fujimaru, sometimes you can be just brutal, you know that?

Mash: Um, Emiya. No, Servant Archer.

Mash: I was wondering. Why are you being so nice to us?

Mash: Other Servants are interested in Senpai's skills. You're the only one who cares what Senpai thinks.

Emiya: It's simple. Now that you're my Master, I need you to succeed.

Emiya: It's business. A form of advertising. I want people to know that my Masters succeed.

Emiya: If word gets around, the next time I'm summoned I can ask for a higher price, right?

Mash: ...Um, in other words, it's for your own benefit?

Mash: So this is for us, and for yourself too?

Emiya: Yes, that's right.

Emiya: For one thing, it would damage my reputation to leave an inexperienced young [♂ boy /♀️ girl}.

Emiya: A true Servant helps their Master grow, and thus enhances their own reputation.

Unlimited Blade Works

Mash: We've arrived at the Massive Cavern in Fuyuki. Emiya, what's here, exactly?

Emiya: I sensed this presence when I came to "this" Fuyuki before. I've been waiting for the right timing.

Fujimaru 1: Right timing?

Fujimaru 2: Presence?

Emiya: A tough foe I've a particular attachment to— Or an impassable wall, you could say.

Emiya: Fujimaru, you're aware that I can't use my Noble Phantasm yet, of course.

Emiya: I've sealed it away, until you've grown strong enough as a Master.

Dr. Roman: So that's why. I thought that was weird. Your Noble Phantasm manifests the landscape in your mind.

Dr. Roman: No catalyst is necessary. You simply need to be there.

Dr. Roman: Yet you couldn't use it. That's because you were waiting for Fujimaru's growth, right?

Emiya: I'm well-aware that it's nosy of me, but there is an order to all things, you see.

Emiya: I didn't want you to become the kind of Master who relies too much on Noble Phantasms.

Mash: Fujimaru has grown as a Master. Enough for you to use your Noble Phantasm, right?

Fujimaru 1: I can finally use Archer's Noble Phantasm!?

Emiya: Yes. You've done well so far. But first, there's one more thing you have to do.

Fujimaru 2: Thanks, but that's overprotective!

Emiya: I'll just have to ask you to resign yourself to it. I get too attached to those I like.

Emiya: It might look different, but this is still the Greater Grail. The Holy Grail War that happens here...

Emiya: Its strongest Servant awaits within. You will defeat it for me.

Emiya: If you can do that, I'll have nothing left to teach you.

Mash: Within...Does he mean...

Fujimaru 1: ...What was it again?

Dr. Roman: Come on, get a hold of yourself! Berserker! It's Berserker!

Dr. Roman: That giant lump of pitch darkness. Just like a walking hurricane.

Fujimaru 2: ...Berserker.

Mash: ...That's right. The Servant we stood no chance against before.

Emiya: I see you know him, that saves me the time. Let's be prepared when we fight—

Monster: GuRuuuuuuuuuuuu—!

Emiya: I guess we have to do some warm-ups first. Let's crush these guys, Fujimaru!


Mash: Enemies destroyed. All that's left is the Servant back there.

Emiya: Even corrupted, it's power is real. You'll need to kill it more than once or twice.

Emiya: It means we need to keep killing him. Let's do this, Master.


Mash: W-We did it! We won!

Fujimaru 1: We did it, Mash!

Fujimaru 2: It'll take more than a Berserker to stop me.

Emiya: That was a splendid battle. You are no longer a novice.

Dr. Roman: Oh? No longer a novice, but not a true Master yet?

Emiya: Is that really something for me to say? You still have some work for [♂ him /♀️ her}, right?

Dr. Roman: Well, for me this kid is doing a great job. But Magi☆Mari though...

Mash: You're asking an internet idol for opinions on a Master's growth?

Dr. Roman: Of course I am, so much so she complains and says "that all you ever talk about now."

Mash: ...That may not be the best idea Doctor. Try not to stay on the internet all day.

Emiya: Either way, that's all I have for you to do. Master, you may now order me as you like.

Emiya: How about fighting the real Berserker? I shall show you my mastery of the blade.

Dr. Roman: A Noble Phantasm battle between Archer and Berserker? Awesome! Make sure you win this time, Archer!

Emiya: That's up to my Master.

Emiya: I'm counting on you, Fujimaru. Surpass the hero whom I couldn't before.