Jeanne d'Arc - Alter

That Which Must Be Corrected

Jeanne Alter: I was born in a dark abyss, devoid of any light.

Jeanne Alter: I know why I was made. Ugh, what awful taste in women.

Jeanne Alter: I don't remember who said it...but a voice echoed in my mind... “Vengeance is sweet.”

Jeanne Alter: ...But I lost. And from that moment, nothing held any meaning for me anymore.

Jeanne Alter: Not my existence. Not my life.

Jeanne Alter: Not my mind. Not even the concept that is me.

Jeanne Alter: And that's why I need to start over from the very beginning.

???: Extra Classes are different than the standard seven, each with their own roles.

???: ...The Avenger is the most unusual of them all.

???: The Ruler class has the unusual responsibility of regulating a Holy Grail War. However, you might say the very existence of the Avenger Class is unusual.

???: What's more, her existence in particular is something of a peculiar one, born as she was of the omnipotent wish granter, the Holy Grail...

???: By basing her existence on a hero named Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne Alter was accepted by the world.

???: What was her second birth like? Well, that's a story for another day. In any case...

???: She probably cannot stand the fact that her existence is based and depends on Jeanne d'Arc.

???: To Jeanne Alter, even if her existence is like an ephemeral dream, a mere bubble... No, perhaps it is BECAUSE she knows how fragile her existence is...

???: She attempts to use her own strength alone to keep afloat, so to speak.

???: I am at a loss for words. She might be an Alter, but she's every bit as serious and stubborn as her other self.

???: Master, please do your best and don't lead her astray.

Billy: I got you now! Guess today's not your lucky day, huh?

Mash: I guess not...

Cú Chulainn: You sure it's luck we're talking about here? Billy, you didn't pull any dirty tricks, did you?

Billy: Of course not.

Billy: I just want you to know, I am fully capable of distinguishing between those that I should play dirty with and those I should not.

Billy: Mash is the sort I shouldn't. It was an honest duel.

Fujimaru 1: Split.

Fujimaru 2: Stay.

Cú Chulainn: Are you serious!? Why would anyone break up a hand like that?

Billy: I see, you are going for a big win here, huh?

Billy: ...Well played. You won.

Billy: That was a good move, but not good enough... Ah, I won. Black Jack.

Fujimaru 1: No way!

Mash: That's too bad, Senpai...

Cú Chulainn: I see you're pretty good at this, that's some skill you got there. You got a future, kid.

Cú Chulainn: Anyway, what are we playing next? You might be quick with your hands, but I won't lose a bet! The night's is still young and–

Fujimaru 1: Whoa, we got a rare guest here...

Jeanne Alter: ...I was wondering where all the noise was coming from. Just a bunch of morons addicted to gambling, I see.

Cú Chulainn: Everyone needs a bit of entertainment from time to time. Wouldn't you say so, Fujimaru?

Mash: I agree. We've been fixing minor Singularities nonstop lately.

Mash: What is it, Jeanne? If there's anything I can do, I will be glad to help you...

Jeanne Alter: ...I'm not Jeanne. Don't lump me in with that stupid saint.

Mash: Really!? Oh... Um... In that case, Dark Jeanne?

Jeanne Alter: ...Wrong again.

Jeanne Alter: I am a part of Jeanne d'Arc that broke off from her. I'm my own, original being.

Jeanne Alter: You may call me Jeanne Alter.

Fujimaru 1: Jeanne Alter, wanna join us?

Jeanne Alter: No, I don't want to. People CHEAT at cards, right!?

Jeanne Alter: I know exactly what sort of thing goes on in card games! Yes, I do!

Billy: Hey, that's kinda prejudicial of you. Not that you're wrong though, generally speaking...

Cú Chulainn: So you WERE playing dirty.

Billy: No I wasn't! I said “generally speaking.”

Jeanne Alter: ...Whatever.

Jeanne Alter: Fujimaru, time to go fix some Singularities. Don't think for one second that you get to just laze about.

Fujimaru 2: Did something happen?

Jeanne Alter: Precisely. I need to go fix a minor Singularity.

Jeanne Alter: And you're coming to help me. Got it?

Jeanne Alter: If you say no, then I'm just going to bother you until you say yes.

Mash: I haven't received any reports about a Singularity being detected...

Jeanne Alter: Yes and no.

Jeanne Alter: ...There are places that can't even be classified as minor Singularities, but I know that eventually, some will.

Billy: I see. That's quite the claim. Is that your intuition as an Avenger speaking?

Jeanne Alter: ...You could say that.

Mash: But Senpai hasn't had a break like this in a while...

Fujimaru 1: Duty calls, let's go.

Jeanne Alter: It's your obligation as a Master. C'mon, time to go.

Fujimaru 2: All right, let's do this!

Jeanne Alter: I'm glad you're motivated...but I hope this isn't you being sarcastic.

Cú Chulainn: Well, I can't just sit here and ignore a Singularity. I'm coming with you, Fujimaru.

Cú Chulainn: Billy, you coming?

Billy: Um... Nah. Pass. Don't think I'd be useful this time anyway.

Billy: Y'know, I do know someone who can help, though. Be right back.

Jeanne Alter: ...How selfish. I see outlaws are all the same.

Cú Chulainn: Pot, meet kettle. You're really not one to talk about being selfish.

Mash: Now that a well-deserved break is gone, I do worry about Senpai's health... But, I will go get ready to navigate for you guys!

Da Vinci: I am not seeing anything here.

Jeanne Alter: No shit. It hasn't become one yet.

Da Vinci: I really want to know how you know all this, but...

Da Vinci: I guess that can wait till later. I'm going to trust you for the time being.

Da Vinci: Servants accompanying the Master on this Rayshift will be... Cú Chulainn, Jeanne Alter, and...

Geronimo: Me. The kid asked me to join them.

Da Vinci: Oh, it's a rare sight to see you on missions.

Geronimo: Perhaps. The kid has keen intuition, though.

Mash: I understand. He's a tough opponent in card games.

Geronimo: So, where are we Rayshifting to?

Jeanne Alter: France. Former First Singularity.

Jeanne Alter: The Foundation of Humanity is currently being restored there.

Mash: ...!

Geronimo: France... A former Singularity...where the Hundred Years' War of Evil Dragons took place.

Jeanne Alter: Exactly. I guess you could say we're here to clean up the mess that Singularity left behind.

Jeanne Alter: In other words... Time to exorcise some bad spirits. We have to.

Mash: Jeanne Alter, what do you mean by bad spirits?

Jeanne Alter: Just come with me. You'll see.

Mash: Wait, Jeanne Alter!

Mash: ...She ran off.

Cú Chulainn: I guess we'll just have to follow her. I'll catch up to her first.

Geronimo: I will accompany Fujimaru. Like she said, I can sense some lingering remnants around here.

Geronimo: However, they pose no threat to humanity even if left alone, and would eventually perish on their own...

Geronimo: ...Hmmm, Singularity, huh?

Mash: Ugh... These are...

Cú Chulainn: Well, well. This is just terrible.

Geronimo: A group of vengeful spirits. But this is...

Jeanne Alter: You can sense it as Servants, can't you. There's nothing you can do about the rage they're feeling.

Jeanne Alter: If left alone, they will eventually pose a threat.

Jeanne Alter: Come, Fujimaru. Time for exorcism.

Jeanne Alter: Steel your heart. It's time to fight.


Cú Chulainn: Ugh, this whole experience is leaving a bad taste in my mouth. No wonder Billy bailed.

Geronimo: ...This spirit... Jeanne Alter.

Geronimo: Is this your redemption? To deal a finishing blow? Or are you looking for something else?

Jeanne Alter: Nothing like that. I just want closure, and to wipe my slate clean.

Jeanne Alter: After all, the previous me left this mess behind.

Geronimo: So it's your conscience. You should really learn how to let go.

Geronimo: At the very least, this fixation of yours is unnecessary for this journey of restoring Humanity.

Geronimo: Any one of us could've been summoned by the other side.

Jeanne Alter: Proper Heroic Spirits like you can say that. I can't.

Jeanne Alter: To me, the biggest regret I left behind

Cú Chulainn: Um... Master. What do we do now?

Cú Chulainn: Sure, these vengeful spirits might be harmful to the people here if left alone, but would they pose a threat to humanity as a whole? No.

Cú Chulainn: The worst they can do is eat a few animals or the odd person here and there. But the way things are looking, no human wants to get anywhere near here.

Cú Chulainn: From what I can tell, there's not a living person left in that nearby town anywa–

Fujimaru 1: Let's go help her.

Cú Chulainn: ...That's what I thought.

Cú Chulainn: But, a job without compensation won't do morale any favors...

Geronimo: Oh that reminds me, Billy told me he'd forget about all the money you owe him if you do this.

Cú Chulainn: Geronimo, are you serious!? Okay, now I'm motivated!

Jeanne Alter: ...Hmph. As long as you're on board, I couldn't give less of a shit about your motive.

Jeanne Alter: Let's head into town, Fujimaru. I mean, Master.

Jeanne Alter: Got it?


Mash: ...Just like Cú Chulainn said...there's no one here.

Geronimo: Wrong, something is definitely here. I'm sure you've picked up the readings as well.

Mash: ...Yes, the only living creature there is the Master. All the other entities I'm picking up are spirits.

Jeanne Alter: No surprise there. This town was destroyed a long time ago. Even if the world has repaired itself, even if its citizens are revived...

Jeanne Alter: The only thing Humanity repairs is history. The hatred and despair engraved on this timeline will never fade away.

Jeanne Alter: It's simple. Hatred and despair die hard. Anything could cause those remnants to resurface.

Jeanne Alter: That's why we must crush them first. Do you follow?

Jeanne Alter: ...Now, the next wave of enemies is coming. Are you ready?

Fujimaru 1: Ready.

Geronimo: ...Master, just in case.

Geronimo: She's not asking if you're ready to put your life on the line for this upcoming battle.

Geronimo: She's asking if you're capable of exterminating those spirits. They might become evil in the future, but right now, they're still innocent.

Fujimaru 2: Of course I am.

Jeanne Alter: ...Hmph, I wonder if you really are.

Jeanne Alter: What if I told you those spirits are still innocent? Would you still say you're ready to put them down?

Geronimo: Anyway, more enemies are coming! Get ready!

Ghost: It hurts... It hurts... Hot... Suffocating...

Ghost: Help... Help... I don't... I don't want to die...

Ghost: Die... Won't die... Death... I am dead... Kill me... I will kill you...




Mash: ...Master, please keep it together! If you show any weakness, those ghost will possess you and kill you!

Jeanne Alter: They don't even know who they should hate anymore.

Jeanne Alter: If other people were to visit this town during the course of Humanity restoring itself, they would be possessed and slaughtered.

Jeanne Alter: ...If you want to stop that from happening, you have to exorcise every ghost here.

Jeanne Alter: However, they have not sinned, and they don't deserve any punishment. But it would be too late for them once their hate finally manifested.

Jeanne Alter: I'm sure salvation is still possible for these poor souls since they haven't killed anyone.

Geronimo: ...Fujimaru, I'm sure you've realized by now...the source of such a grudge, such hatred in innocent spirits...

Geronimo: Jeanne Alter, who brought you here. She is the source.

Geronimo: More specifically, the Jeanne Alter of this Singularity.

Mash: ...So these are ghosts of those who died in the Hundred Years' War of Evil Dragons?

Geronimo: Naturally. The Jeanne Alter responsible for that crime has already been defeated.

Geronimo: There's no reason to force the newly summoned Jeanne Alter to atone for the sins of her old self.

Geronimo: But then... Why did she manifest as an Avenger?

Cú Chulainn: Now I understand what you're trying to say, Geronimo.

Cú Chulainn: Does the fallen maiden have the intention of fulfilling her duty as a Servant to help restore Humanity?

Cú Chulainn: If not, she's unfit to be Fujimaru's Servant.

Cú Chulainn: She would just be a crazed woman who uses her status as a Servant to satisfy her own twisted desires.

Cú Chulainn: The real question is... Which one are you?

Jeanne Alter: ...More than anyone, that's what I want to know; it's why I'm here right now.

Jeanne Alter: But for the most part, it's what I expected.

Mash: ...What do you mean?

Jeanne Alter: I thought that I'd at least enjoy taking my revenge.

Jeanne Alter: But if I'm being honest... I'm not enjoying this at all. It's actually boring me out of my skull.

Geronimo: ...I see, that's good. Indeed, nothing fun comes from vengeance.

Geronimo: However, exorcising these poor souls will not bring you salvation either.

Geronimo: So, why? Why do you persist?

Jeanne Alter: What do I need salvation for? I'm just a fleeting dream.

Jeanne Alter: Even if I pour everything I have into that effort, I will leave nothing behind. And that's fine. That's just the hand I was dealt.

Jeanne Alter: I'm not here to atone for my sins, nor am I here to seek salvation. I'm here for one purpose and one purpose only: to bring you victory.

Jeanne Alter: the one thing I won't forget. I can never forget.

Cú Chulainn: ...Heh.

Geronimo: ...Hah.

Fujimaru 1: ...That's right.

Jeanne Alter: ...Humph.

Jeanne Alter: Did you get what I said!? Are you just pretending to be an idiot or are you actually that dumb!?

Fujimaru 2: Thank you.

Jeanne Alter: ...Psh, whatever. Not like I need your stupid thanks!

Jeanne Alter: ...Now, we just need to clean up the castle.

Cú Chulainn: We already got this far. We'll stick with you until the end.

Geronimo: Indeed. However, I want you to show us the conclusion you've reached.

Geronimo: Not just your conclusion, but what led you to it as well.

Ghost: ...Ughhh. Why...why...!

Ghost: Kill... I must kill... I must...protect...

Ghost: God... Why would you forsake us...

Jeanne Alter: It feels terrible in here. Come forth, restless dead who can only lament your own tragedy!

Jeanne Alter: Come at me! I am standing right here! Don't just bitch and whine! Fight me!

Jeanne Alter: You who were powerless in life! Come on! Fight me! Kill me! Punish me for my sins!

Mash: ...U-ummm... Jeanne Alter? What are you trying to do?

Ghost: You... Yooouuu! Curse you... Curse you curse you curse you curse you curse you curse you curse yooouuu!


Cú Chulainn: Fool, look what you've done! They're fusing together!

Geronimo: ...That monster is the sum of all the hatred they bear her. But this is... I see...

Geronimo: So...HE was the one you were really hoping to find salvation for... No, that's better left unsaid.


Ghost: ...You...

Jeanne Alter: I see you somehow managed to keep you consciousness... Charles VII.

Mash: ...!

Ghost: Jeanne... To would...kill...the innocent...civilians...

Jeanne Alter: I did. That's right. And now I'm going to kill them again.

Jeanne Alter: I won't let anyone–not some big damn noble hero, or a loser antiherotake this from me.

Jeanne Alter: I killed you, I killed your followers, I killed the civilians, I killed them all.

Jeanne Alter: I'm not here to make excuses. I'm not here for salvation. I'm not here for punishment. This isn't FUN for me.

Jeanne Alter: I'm just fulfilling my duty as a Servant!

Ghost: Duty... I see... So you are calling this your...duty...

Ghost: We will hate you, and forever curse you. Yet there's no hatred in your heart?

Jeanne Alter: ...

Jeanne Alter: Master, do you know?

Jeanne Alter: Charles VII, the one you know from the history books...

Jeanne Alter: He ordered a retrial for me–no, for Jeanne d'Arc– eighteen years after her death.

Jeanne Alter: He testified to her innocence, her honesty, and her bravery on the battlefield.

Jeanne Alter: Due to his testimony, among many others, the original sentence was overturned.

Jeanne Alter: ...Maybe he wanted to make amends. Or maybe he just did it to ease his own conscience.

Jeanne Alter: Or maybe, he did it hoping to save Jeanne... But once you're dead, you're just lost in the endless abyss.

Cú Chulainn: Well, not that knowing his motive would make a difference to your life.

Cú Chulainn: Knowing you, you probably don't even care to find out.

Jeanne Alter: You're right. I don't know, and I don't give a rat's ass.

Jeanne Alter: If anything, the other me would be happy that... No, she wouldn't care, either.

Jeanne Alter: She's not the sort to worry about her reputation after her death. Actually, she didn't seem to care even while she was alive.

Geronimo: How it happened doesn't matter. What matters is that this incident has been resolved the way it should.

Geronimo: What's more, you didn't let anyone else do this for you, easy as it would have been to do so.

Geronimo: The logic behind your resolve, your dignity... Those are what makes you a Servant.

Geronimo: Jeanne Alter, by your actions you have proven yourself to be a just and proper Servant.

Mash: Yes, Jeanne Alter really is a great Servant!

Jeanne Alter: Hmph.

Jeanne Alter: ...Now this farce is over.

Jeanne Alter: Time to get on with restoring Humanity. Say your goodbyes to this hellhole.

Jeanne Alter: Don't worry, death has been wiped away from this land. One day, life will flourish here once again, even though my sin will forever stain this place.

Jeanne Alter: That's just the way things should be.