Singularity F: Flame Contaminated City - Fuyuki


Announcement: —Base sequence: human genome confirmed —Alignment: Lawful-Neutral

Announcement: Welcome to the data center for the future of humankind. This is the Security Organization for the Preservation of Humanity, Chaldea.

Announcement: Fingerprint, voiceprint, and DNA authentication cleared. Magical Circuit assessment complete.

Announcement: Username matched. You are recognized as a member of the primates.

Announcement: Nice to meet you. You're our final visitor today.

Announcement: We hope you enjoy your time here.

Announcement: We are very sorry. Another 180 seconds is needed to complete the admission process.

Announcement: Enjoy a simulated battle while you wait.

Announcement: Regulation: Senior Contract Servants: Saber, Lancer, Archer

Announcement: There will be no record of your score. Please feel free to enjoy.

Announcement: Activating Heroic Spirit Summoning System Fate. We hope you have a good experience as a Master for these 180 seconds.


C:???: Fou? Kyuu...Kyuu?

C:???: Fou! Fou...Fou!

Fujimaru 1: ...What's that sound?

Fujimaru 2: ...Feels like something just licked my cheek...

A:???: ...

A:???: ...Umm. Since it's neither morning nor night, please wake up, Senpai.

Fujimaru 1: Who are you?

A:???: That's a hard question to answer suddenly. Maybe I'm not important enough for you to know my name?

A:???: No, I do have a name. I have a proper name.

A:???: But I never really had the chance to use it... I'm afraid I don't leave a good first impression...

Fujimaru 2: Where are we?

A:???: Right. That's a simple question. I really appreciate it.

A:???: This is the passageway from the front gate to the Central Command Room, which is in front of the Main Chaldea Gate.

A:???: ...Ahem. Anyway, can I ask you a question, Senpai?

A:???: You were asleep, but I don't see why you'd sleep in the hall. Can you not sleep unless you're on a hard bed?

Fujimaru 1: Was I sleeping here?

A:???: Yes, like a log. It was such a deep sleep, it was almost textbook.

Fujimaru 2: Yes. I can't sleep unless I'm on a straw mat.

A:???: Oh, a Japanese carpet. I've heard of those before. I see...I see.

C:???: Fou! Kyuuu! Kyao!

A:???: ...I completely forgot. I still haven't introduced you yet, have I, Fou?

A:???: This squirrel-like creature is Fou. He's a Privileged Life-Form allowed to freely walk around Chaldea.

A:???: Fou led me here, and that's how I ran into you, Senpai.

Fou: Fou. Mmkyu, Fou!

A:???: He ran off somewhere again. He does that sometimes, just walks around.

Fujimaru 1: ...I've never seen an animal like that.

Fujimaru 2: ...What a mysterious creature.

A:???: Yes, normally he doesn't go near anyone aside from me, but he seems to like you, Senpai.

A:???: Congratulations. Now you shall be the second caretaker of Fou in Chaldea.

D:???: Ah, there you are, Mash. That won't do, you know, wandering about without permission...

D:???: Oh, someone's already with you? You're... I see...The rookie who just got assigned here.

Lev: I'm Lev Lainur, one of the technicians employed here.

Lev: And your name is?

Lev: Hmm, Fujimaru. So you're the last of the 48 candidates.

Lev: Welcome to Chaldea. I'm glad you're here.

Lev: I heard you were selected out of many public applicants, how long was your training? A year? 6 months? 3 months?

Fujimaru 1: ...I'll leave that to your imagination.

Lev: I see that you already know how competitive it is in here. You're going to hide your info from your rivals?

Mash: Dr. Lev, Fujimaru's training was less than a few hours. I think it's from embarrassment.

Lev: Oh? Well, now...I see. We had an emergency opening for applicants to fill out numbers.

Fujimaru 2: No, I didn't go through any training.

Lev: Oh? So you're a complete amateur?

Lev: Right...Come to think of it, we did call for applicants just to fill numbers.

Lev: So you're one of them? Do forgive me, I was inconsiderate.

Lev: But please don't be discouraged because you're a public applicant. We need all of you for this mission.

Lev: 38 elite mages, plus 10 talented public applicants... Somehow, we were able to gather all possible candidates.

Lev: That's something to rejoice over. This year, 2017, all possible candidates capable of Spiritron Dives were brought to Chaldea.

Lev: If there's something you don't understand, feel free to ask Mash or myself anytime...Hmm?

Lev: Come to think of it, what were you talking about with [♂ him /♀ her], Mash? That's not like you. Did you know each other before?

Mash: No, I'd never met Senpai before. I saw Senpai sleeping here, so I just...

Lev: Sleeping? Fujimaru was asleep, here?

Lev: Ahh, you went through the simulation when you entered, right? Spiritron Dives can get to you if you're not used to them.

Lev: After the simulation, the gate must've opened and you walked over here before you returned to consciousness.

Lev: It's a type of sleep-walking. When you fell, Fujimaru, that was when Mash spoke to you.

Lev: You seem to be fine, but I'd like to take you to the infirmary just in case...

Lev: Sorry, hang in there a little longer. The Director's orientation is about to start. You should hurry over.

Fujimaru 1: Director?

Lev: The Director's the director. The person in charge of Chaldea, and the commander of our special missions.

Lev: Since you're a rookie from the public, you may have only seen the pamphlet?

Mash: It would appear so. Since the Director's profile hasn't been made public.

Mash: Senpai has no connection to the Director. Only mages from families that have been around for over a century show respect to the Animusphere name.

Lev: Right. Well, whether you know the Director or not, it doesn't affect your work as a Master, so it's not a problem.

Lev: But it's good to not get on her bad side. If you wish to work in a peaceful environment, better hurry.

Lev: There's an orientation by the Director at the Central Command Room in 5 minutes. She's putting on a presentation for the newbies.

Fujimaru 2: Orientation?

Mash: Yes, to greet the Master candidates assigned here today like you, Fujimaru.

Lev: In other words, it's for the big boss to welcome the careless newbies.

Lev: Since the Director is not the type to forgive and forget, if you show up late, you'll be on her radar for the entire year.

Lev: The orientation begins in five minutes in the Central Command Room. Go straight down this hall. Hurry.

Mash: Dr. Lev, do you think I'll be allowed to sit in on the orientation, too?

Lev: Hmm? Well, if you stand way back in a corner, I think she'll look the other way...But why?

Mash: I just thought I should take Senpai to the Command Room. It's possible that Senpai might fall asleep on the way again.

Lev: ...If I leave you alone like this the Director might yell at me...I should tag along as well, eh?

Lev: Well, if that's what you want to do, Mash, go ahead. You okay with that Fujimaru?

Lev: If you have no other questions, let's head to the Command Room. Is there anything else you want to know?

Fujimaru 1: I have no questions.

Lev: All right, let's get going. Stand up straight, but remember to relax, okay?

Fujimaru 2: Why is she calling me Senpai?

Mash: ...

Lev: Oh, don't worry about it. To her, every human your age is her senpai.

Lev: But it's unusual to hear her actually call someone that. This might be the first time.

Lev: Actually, I'm intrigued. Say, Mash, why do you call [♂ him /♀ her] Senpai?

Mash: The reason? Fujimaru is the most human-like person I've ever met.

Lev: Hmm. Which means?

Mash: I don't feel threatened. So there's no reason for me to be hostile.

Lev: I see, that is important! People at Chaldea are all a piece of work!

Lev: I agree with you, Mash. I think you two will get along just fine!

Mash: ...If you like Senpai Dr. Lev, the Director will probably hate Senpai.

Mash: ...Well, why don't we hide in the restroom to boycott the orientation, then?

Lev: That will only make the Director more upset. We're going to have to leave it to fate.

Lev: Shall we jump into the lions' den, Fujimaru? Hey, once you get used to her, she can be a pretty sweet person.

Mash: This is the Central Command Room. Your number, Senpai...Single digit, you're in the front row.

Mash: Take an empty seat in the front row. ...Senpai? You're looking a bit pale...

Fujimaru 1: Sorry, I'm starting to space out again...

Fujimaru 2: ...Sleepy ...So sleepy.

Mash: It's an after effect of the simulator. I wish I could take you to the infirmary...

E:???: ...

Lev: No more small talk. See, the orientation's already begun.

E:???: Well, that wasn't on time, but looks like we're all here now.

Olga Marie: Welcome to Special Organization, Chaldea. I'm the director, Olga Marie Animusphere.

Olga Marie: You have been selected, or discovered from each nation for your rare—

Mash: ...Are you all right, Senpai?

Fujimaru 1: ...Uh-oh.

Fujimaru 2: ...Wait, was I asleep?

Mash: Yes. It seemed like you were in REM sleep...

Mash: Anyway, the Director's slap seemed to wake you up completely. Thank goodness.

Mash: You've been left out of the first mission, Senpai. I was taking you back to your room—Oh!

Fou: Fou!

Fujimaru 1: A squirrel on your face!

Fujimaru 2: Watch out!

Mash: No, no, this is normal. No problem at all!

Mash: Fou likes to attack my face, slide around to my back, and settle on my shoulder.

Fujimaru 1: So you're used to that, huh?

Mash: Yes. It's been a year since Fou came to live here.

Fujimaru 2: Wait, are you the one who named him?

Mash: That's right. No special reason, the word "Fou" is the first thing that popped into my mind.

Mash: I'm impressed you knew that, Senpai. I see you're quite perceptive yourself.

Fou: Fou. Kuuu, Fou! Fou!

Mash: Hmm, hmm. Apparently, Fou's embraced you as one of his own, Senpai.

Mash: But can a squirrel who sees humans as rivals exist in this world?

Fujimaru 1: He sees me as a rival?

Fujimaru 2: Don't look at me, I have no idea

Mash: Well, knowing Fou as I do, I'm sure he'll forget it by tomorrow.

Mash: Actually, we've reached our destination. This is your room, Senpai.

Fujimaru 1: ...I see. Thanks for coming all this way.

Mash: It's fine. If you ask me, Senpai, I wouldn't mind even if it's treating you to lunch.

Fujimaru 2: What team are you on, Mash?

Mash: First Mission, A Team. Speaking of which, I've got to head back now.

Fou: Kyu...Kyu!

Mash: Fou says he'll look after you, Senpai. That sets my mind at ease.

Mash: Now, then, I'm off. If we're lucky, I think we'll meet again.

B:???: Okay, I'm in here—Wait? Whaaaaaat? Who are you?

B:???: This is an empty room! It's where I slack off! Who gave you permission to come in?

Fujimaru 1: I was told that this was my room...

B:???: Your room? This place? Oh... I see, so the last one finally showed up, huh?

Fujimaru 2: Well, who are you?

B:???: Who am I? Isn't it obvious that I'm a healthy, diligent and hard-working doctor?

B:???: Well, nice to meet you, Fujimaru. Didn't think I would run into you like this, but let me introduce myself again.

Dr. Roman: I'm the head of the medical department, Romani Archaman. For some reason, people just call me Dr. Roman.

Dr. Roman: I don't know why, but it's easier to pronounce, so go ahead and call me Roman.

Dr. Roman: Fact is, Roman has a nice ring to it, no? It sounds cool and vaguely sweet.

Fujimaru 1: Nice to meet you, Doctor.

Dr. Roman: Yes, nice to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you.

Fujimaru 2: ...Oh, so you're the fluffy type?

Dr. Roman: Fluffy? Oh, you mean my hair? I'm normally pretty busy so I just let it grow.

Fou: ...

Dr. Roman: Huh? On your shoulder - is that the mysterious creature I've heard so much about? Whoa, nice to meet you!

Dr. Roman: Mash told me a lot about him, but I didn't really think he existed...Hey, why don't I teach him some tricks?

Dr. Roman: Okay, shake hand. If you do it well, I'll give you a snack.

Fou: ...Fou.

Dr. Roman: Huh, what? He gave me a really pitying look and then completely ignored me...

Dr. Roman: A-Anyway, I think I get what's going on.

Dr. Roman: You're the rookie who just got here then got on the Director's bad side?

Dr. Roman: Then you and I are alike. Just so you know, I got yelled at by her too.

Dr. Roman: You know the Rayshift experiment's about to start, right? The entire staff's been sent to help out.

Dr. Roman: But since my job is to look after everyone's health. I had nothing to do.

Dr. Roman: The machines are more accurate at reading the vitals of the mages who are in the Coffins.

Dr. Roman: The Director said, "When you're here, Romani, everyone slacks off! " Then she threw me out. So I've been sulking here.

Dr. Roman: But that's when you showed up. This is what they called a blessing in disguise right?

Dr. Roman: Since we both have nowhere to go, why don't we spend some time and deepen our friendship!

Fujimaru 1: Sure. This is my room, anyhow.

Dr. Roman: Yeah. So that means I'm visiting a friend's room! Woo hoo! I've made a new friend!

Fujimaru 2: It's not like I'm a loner.

Dr. Roman: Hey...You already have a friend even though you just got here...What a people person! I want in!

Dr. Roman: ...So that's the structure of Chaldea. An underground workshop built on a snowy mountain 6,000 meters above sea level...

Lev: Romani, we're going to start the Rayshift soon. Could you come in case there's an emergency?

Lev: The A Team's in perfect condition, but B Team on down is less experienced and they are displaying some slight abnormalities.

Lev: It probably comes from anxiety. The inside of that Coffin is like a cockpit.

Dr. Roman: Hey Lev, I feel bad for them. Why don't I give them some anesthesia?

Lev: Yeah, hurry up, will you? If you're in the infirmary, then you can get here in two minutes.

Fujimaru 1: This isn't the infirmary, is it?

Fujimaru 2: ...but you're just hiding and slacking...

Dr. Roman: Whoa...Please don't mention that... It's gonna take five minutes from here, no matter what...

Dr. Roman: Well, I think they'll forgive me for being a little late. A Team has no issues anyway.

Dr. Roman: Oh, that guy's named Lev Lainur.

Dr. Roman: He's the mage who created the Near-Future Observation Lens, Sheba— A telescope used to observe that pseudo-planet, Chaldeas.

Dr. Roman: Sheba not only observes Chaldeas, but also serves as a surveillance system for most of this facility.

Dr. Roman: Also, it was the previous director who built the summoning/unsummoning system, which is the foundation of the Rayshift tech.

Dr. Roman: To actualize that theory, the Pseudo-Spiritron Calculation Engine, (basically a super computer) was provided by the Atlas Academy.

Dr. Roman: All these different talents have been gathered to carry out this mission.

Dr. Roman: It's pointless for an ordinary doctor like me to be there, but if I'm summoned, I must go.

Dr. Roman: Thanks for chatting with me, Fujimaru!

Dr. Roman: When you get settled in, come by the infirmary. Next time, I'll treat you to some yummy cake.

Dr. Roman: What's this? The lights are out. Did something—

Announcement A: Emergency. Emergency. A fire has broken out in the Central Power Station and the Central Command Room.

Announcement A: Central Area's containment wall will activate in 90 seconds. All staff must evacuate from Gate 2 at once.

Announcement A: Containment wall will close in 40 seconds Those remain in Central Area, evacuate immediately—

Dr. Roman: Was that an explosion just now? What on earth is happening?

Dr. Roman: Monitor, show us the Command Room! Is everybody all right?

Fujimaru 1: ...So awful...

Fujimaru 2: ...Command Room? What about Mash?

Dr. Roman: What's this—

Dr. Roman: Fujimaru, evacuate right now. I'm going to the Command Room.

Dr. Roman: The containment wall is about to close. Get yourself out before it's too late!

Fou: ...

Fujimaru 1: I can't just run away now...

Fujimaru 2: I know. Let's go save Mash!

Fou: Fou!

Dr. Roman: Wait, what are you doing? Wrong way, Gate 2's over there!

Dr. Roman: Don't tell me you're coming with me? Sure the more helping hands the better, but...

Dr. Roman: Oh man, there's no time to argue! Make sure you get back before it's too late!

Dr. Roman: ...No survivors. Only Chaldeas is safe.

Dr. Roman: This was where the explosion originated. This was no accident, it was sabotage.

Announcement A: Generator operation stopped. Power level critical.

Announcement A: Switch to the backup generator, error. Please make switch manually.

Announcement A: Containment wall will close in 40 seconds Those remain in Central Area, evacuate immediately—

Dr. Roman: ...I'm heading down to the underground power station. We can't let Chaldea's light go out.

Dr. Roman: Hurry up and go back the way we came. You can still make it.

Dr. Roman: Listen, don't stop anywhere on the way! Go outside, and wait for help!

Fujimaru: ...

Announcement B: System switching to the final phase of Rayshift. Coordinates, AD 2004, January, 30th, Fuyuki, Japan.

Announcement B: Laplace's shifting protection established. Singularity's additional factor slot secured.

Announcement B: Unsummon Program set. Please start final adjustments.

Fujimaru 1: ...Something's wrong. Got to hurry back...

Fujimaru 2: ...I should look for survivors till the last minute...

Fujimaru: !!!

Mash: ...Oh.

Fujimaru 1: ...Hang in there, I'll get you out now!

Mash: ...It's all...right. You can' Don't mind me, please...Run.

Fujimaru 2: (With those wounds, she's...)

Mash: ...That's right, thank you...For your understanding. Please Fujimaru, you need to...get out of here.

Fujimaru: !?

Mash: Ah...

Announcement B: Warning all observation staff. Chaldeas' state has changed.

Announcement B: Now rewriting Sheba's near-future prediction data.

Announcement B: Unable to detect the existence of mankind 100 years in the near-future on Earth.

Announcement B: Unable to confirm human survivors. Unable to guarantee mankind's future.

Mash: Chaldeas...has turned bright red... No, never mind, that—

Announcement A: Central Area, sealed. 180 seconds till internal containment procedure.

Mash: ...they, shut off, the area. ...Now, we can't, get out.

Fujimaru 1: ...That's right. We're in the same boat now.

Fujimaru 2: ...We'll figure it out.

Mash: ...

Announcement A: Coffin Vitals: Masters Baseline not reached.

Announcement A: Rayshift requirement not met. Searching for qualifying Master...Found.

Announcement A: Candidate No. 48, Fujimaru reset as Master.

Announcement A: Unsummon Program, start. Spiritron Conversion, start.

Mash: ...Um...Sen...pai?

Mash: Would you mind... Holding my hand?

Announcement: Rayshift starting in 3

Announcement: 2

Announcement: 1

Announcement: All procedures clear. First Order, commencing operation.

Section 1: Burning City

???: Kyuu... Kyuu.

???: Fou... Fou...Fou...

Fujimaru 1: ...This sound...

Fujimaru 2: ...It's like something licked my cheek again...

???: Senpai. Please wake up, Senpai.

???: ...Won't wake up. Maybe I should use the official title...

???: —Master, please wake up. If you don't wake up, I will kill you.


Mash: Thank goodness you're awake now, Senpai! I'm so glad you're safe.

Fujimaru 1: Mash, are you okay?

Mash: ...I'll explain later. First, take a look around you, please.

Fujimaru 2: Did you just say, "I will kill you? "

Mash: That came out wrong. What I meant to say was, "you're going to be killed. "

Mash: Um, I was confused because everything happened so quickly. As much as I want to gather our thoughts, please look around you.


Mash: —Linguistic communication impossible. —Identifying life-form as hostile.

Mash: Master, your orders, please. You and I will overcome this together!


Mash: —phew. I had my worries, but we made it somehow.

Mash: Are you hurt Senpai? Does your stomach hurt, or does it feel heavy?

Fujimaru 1: What was that?

Mash: ...I don't know. Something that doesn't exist in our era, let alone this era.

Mash: That was the cause of the Singularity, or something like it. I guess calling it that isn't too far off, or maybe it is.

Fujimaru 2: Mash, you're that powerful?

Mash: ...No, in combat training I always had to stay after class. I couldn't even do a pull-up.

Mash: The reason I was able to fight like that just now—

Dr. Roman: Right, I finally got through! Hello? This is Chaldea Command Room? Do you read me?

Mash: This is Mash Kyrielight, a member of A Team. At this time, I've completed the shift to Singularity F.

Mash: My sole companion is Fujimaru. Mind and body both intact.

Mash: Rayshift compatibility, Master compatibility both satisfactory. Please register Fujimaru as an official researcher.

Dr. Roman: ...So Fujimaru also got dragged into the Rayshift, huh?

Dr. Roman: I'm impressed you didn't "lose your existence. " I'm really glad.

Dr. Roman: Also, Mash...Of course I'm glad you're safe, too... But what's up with that outfit?

Dr. Roman: It's shameless! I didn't raise you to dress like that!

Mash: I transformed into this. I couldn't protect Senpai wearing Chaldea's uniform.

Dr. Roman: What do you mean by transformed, Mash? Did you hit your head? Or was it that...

Mash: —Dr. Roman. Please be quiet.

Mash: Please check my condition. I think you'll understand the situation better.

Dr. Roman: Your physical condition? Wh-Whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA!

Dr. Roman: Physical strength, Magical Circuits, everything's improved! You're not so much a human, but—

Mash: Yes, I'm a Servant.

Mash: I don't remember how it happened, but it seems I have survived by fusing with a Servant.

Mash: To investigate and resolve Singularity F, a Servant was provided in advance at Chaldea.

Mash: This Servant lost its Master in that explosion, and was doomed to vanish.

Mash: But at the last second, he offered me a contract.

Mash: In return for the abilities and Noble Phantasm of a Heroic Spirit, he wanted me to eliminate the cause of this Singularity.

Dr. Roman: A Heroic Spirit and a human, fused... A Demi-Servant? That's Chaldea's sixth experiment.

Dr. Roman: I see. So it finally succeeded, huh? Does this Heroic Spirit still have his consciousness?

Mash: ...No, he gave me his combat abilities then vanished.

Mash: He never revealed his True Name even at the end. So I don't even know whose Heroic Spirit I am...

Mash: ...Nor what kind of Noble Phantasm I'm holding. At this point there's too much I don't know.

Dr. Roman: Hey, look on the bright side. Not every Servant who gets summoned is cooperative.

Dr. Roman: Now that you're a Servant, this is in our favor. After all, you're completely trustworthy.

Dr. Roman: Fujimaru, it looks like you're the only one who Rayshifted there safely.

Dr. Roman: Also, I am sorry. Forcing you into this without any explanation.

Dr. Roman: I'm sure you're full of questions, but try not to worry.

Dr. Roman: You've already got a powerful weapon. Humanity's most powerful weapon - Mash.

Mash: I don't know about "most powerful. " I'm the one who gets blamed later.

Dr. Roman: Now, now, as long as Fujimaru understands that's what a Servant is, it'll be fine.

Dr. Roman: But Fujimaru, while Servants can be reliable allies, they also have a weakness.

Dr. Roman: They disappear without their magical energy source. Their Master.

Dr. Roman: I'm still analyzing the data, but it's indicating that Mash has become your Servant.

Dr. Roman: Meaning that you're Mash's Master. She's the first Heroic Spirit you've entered a contract with.

Fujimaru 1: I'm Mash's Master?

Fujimaru 2: Uh, I can't keep up with what you're saying...

Dr. Roman: Right, I don't blame you for being confused. I never explained what Masters and Servants are to you, anyway.

Dr. Roman: Now's a good time, I'll explain it to you in detail. The current mission has two new goals...

Mash: Doctor, you're breaking up. 10 seconds until the connection is lost.

Dr. Roman: Huh, so Sheba's output is unstable because we switched to the backup generators? Oh well, I'll brief you later.

Dr. Roman: Both of you, I'm getting a strong leyline reading about 2 km from where you are.

Dr. Roman: Try to get there somehow. That way, it will stabilize our connection.

Dr. Roman: Listen, don't do anything reckless, will you? I'll try to bring the power back up as soon as—

Mash: ...

Fujimaru 1: The connection got cut off.

Mash: Well, that's the Doctor for you. You can't rely on him in situations like this.

Fujimaru 2: It can't be helped, let's get going.

Mash: Right, you're so dependable Senpai. I was actually terrified, so thank goodness.

Fou: Kyu. Fou, Fooou!

Mash: That's right, you're with us as well, aren't you Fou? Thank you for cheering us up.

Mash: Apparently, Fou Rayshifted here with you Senpai.

Mash: ...Ah. But I forgot to let the Doctor know...

Fou: Kyu. Fou, kyaao!

Fujimaru 1: He said, "don't worry about that guy. "

Mash: You're right. I'll find the right time to let him know about Fou later.

Mash: First, let's head to the coordinates he mentioned. Once we get there, we should be able to set up a base camp.

Section 2: To the Spirit Meridian

Mash: Senpai. We will soon reach the point Doctor specified.

Mash: There are only flames as far as the eye can see. It's nothing like the Fuyuki in our data.

Mash: According to our data, it's an average regional city. There's no record of such a disaster occurring in 2004...

Mash: The Mana density in the atmosphere is also abnormal. In fact, it's a lot like ancient Earth...

???: Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Fujimaru 1: What was that scream?

Fujimaru 2: I'm getting a bad feeling.

Mash: It was a woman's scream for sure. Let's hurry over, Senpai!

Olga Marie: Wh-Who are these guys, anyway? Why do these things keep happening to me?

Olga Marie: I can't take it anymore! Come save me, Lev! You were always there for me right?

Mash: Director Olga Marie?

Olga Marie: Y-You two! What in the world is going on here?


Mash: The battle is over. Are you hurt, Director?

Olga Marie: ...What's going on?

Mash: Director? About my situation. I know it's hard to believe, but the truth is—

Olga Marie: A Demi-Servant, right? It's pretty obvious that you fused with a Servant.

Olga Marie: What I want to know is why it's successful now all of a sudden!

Olga Marie: Enough of that. You! The civilian who showed up late to my speech!

Fujimaru: !?

Olga Marie: How did you become a Master? Only first-class Mages can enter contracts with Servants!

Olga Marie: There's no way you could ever become a Master! What did you do to her to have her do your bidding?

Fujimaru 1: You are way off base!

Fujimaru 2: Well, don't look at me...

Mash: There's a misunderstanding, Director. I'm actually the one who forced the contract.

Olga Marie: What did you say?

Mash: I'll explain how it happened. That way we can understand each other's situation better.

Mash: ...And that's how it happened. We were dragged into a Rayshift, and teleported here to Fuyuki.

Mash: No other Master candidates shifted with us. You're the only human we've run into, Director.

Mash: But this gives me hope. If you're here, that means there must be other candidates who got teleported here...

Olga Marie: ...There aren't, actually. That much I'm certain of.

Olga Marie: ...I hate to admit it, but I know why we were shifted to Fuyuki.

Mash: So you understand why we survived?

Olga Marie: All of us here share a common denominator. Neither me, nor you, nor that one "were actually inside the Coffins. "

Olga Marie: Though Rayshifting flesh and blood isn't likely to succeed, it's not impossible.

Olga Marie: Meanwhile, the coffins have breakers. When the success rate's below 95%, the power's cut off.

Olga Marie: So they never actually Rayshifted. We're the only ones here.

Mash: I see. That's why you're the director.

Fujimaru 1: You can be reliable when you're calm, I see.

Olga Marie: What's that supposed to mean? Are you saying I'm not usually calm?

Fujimaru 2: Huh? You weren't planning to shift, Director?

Olga Marie: ...Is that a problem? What commander heads to the front lines? Didn't I tell you that you were my tools?

Olga Marie: ...Hmmph, whatever. I understand the situation now.

Olga Marie: Fujimaru, since it's an emergency I'll approve you and Kyrielight's contract.

Olga Marie: From here on out, you'll follow my commands. First, let's set up a base camp.

Olga Marie: Listen, this is the time to search for a Leyline Terminal. A place where magical energy converges.

Olga Marie: There we'll be able to contact Chaldea. So in this town's case...

Mash: This is the point, Director. The Ley point is at your feet.

Olga Marie: Whoa! Oh r-right, I knew that, I knew that, of course!

Olga Marie: Mash, place your shield on the ground. I'm going to set up a summoning circle, with your Noble Phantasm as the catalyst.

Mash: ...So she says. Are you all right with that, Senpai?

Fujimaru 1: Sure, go ahead and do it.

Fujimaru 2: I'm not about letting go of the weapon.

Mash: ...Understood. Now let us begin.

Mash: This is...The same as the summoning experiment chamber at Chaldea.

Dr. Roman: CQ, CQ. Hello, hello? Okay, the connection's back!

Dr. Roman: Good job, you secured the connection. Now we can communicate again, and even send rations...

Olga Marie: Huh?! Why are you running the show, Romani? What about Lev? Where's Lev? Put Lev on!

Dr. Roman: Waaaahhhhhhhhh!

Dr. Roman: D-Director, you're alive? And you're unharmed? What the...

Olga Marie: What's that supposed to mean? Where's Lev? What's the head medic doing in charge?

Dr. Roman: Don't ask me why. I'm fully aware that I'm not cut out for this job.

Dr. Roman: But there's nobody else, Olga Marie.

Dr. Roman: Currently, the surviving full time staff of Chaldea is less than twenty people, including me.

Dr. Roman: The reason I'm in charge of operations is because there's no one ranked higher than me who survived.

Dr. Roman: Dr. Lev was supervising from the Command Room. There's no way he could survive that blast.

Olga Marie: No way—Lev... No, forget that, wait...please wait.

Olga Marie: Less than 20 survivors? What about the Master candidates...the coffins?

Dr. Roman: ...47, all in critical condition and we're short on medical supplies. We might be able to save a few, but all of them might be—

Olga Marie: Don't be ridiculous! Cryopreserve them immediately! Think about reviving them later. Your top priority is to make sure they don't die!

Dr. Roman: I forgot the coffins had those functions! I'll get on it right away!

Mash: ...That surprises me. Cryopreservation without prior consent is a crime.

Mash: Yet you made the decision right away. You put human lives ahead of your own reputation as the director.

Olga Marie: Don't be stupid! As long as they're not dead, I can explain myself later - why else?

Olga Marie: In the first place, 47 lives... There's no way can I carry that burden!

Olga Marie: Please don't die...I'm begging you... If only Lev were here!

Dr. Roman: ...This concludes my report.

Dr. Roman: Chaldea has lost 80% of its functionality. There's only so much that the remaining staff can do.

Dr. Roman: I'm shifting available manpower to Rayshift repairs, and maintaining Chaldeas' and Sheba's current states.

Dr. Roman: As soon as external communications are back up, we'll request supplies and start rebuilding Chaldea.

Olga Marie: That's fine. I would've done the same if I were there.

Olga Marie: ...Ah. Romani Archaman. I don't like it, but until I return you're in charge of Chaldea.

Olga Marie: Make the Rayshift repairs your top priority.

Olga Marie: We'll be investigating this town. The Singularity F.

Dr. Roman: Director, you're not afraid to be at ground zero? Since when did you become so brave?

Olga Marie: ...Seriously, you don't know when to shut up.

Olga Marie: I'd like nothing better than to go back now, but it's going to take time till you finish the Rayshift repairs.

Olga Marie: This town only contains low-level monsters, with Mash as a Demi-Servant we'll be safe.

Olga Marie: Accident or not, we Animuspheres pride ourselves on doing our best in the situations we're given.

Olga Marie: I'll be looking into Singularity F with Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight as investigators.

Olga Marie: That said, since my field staff is inexperienced, the extent of this mission will be to discover the cause of this anomaly.

Olga Marie: Analysis and eradication will have to wait until after Chaldea's restored, and I can send in a second team. You okay with that?

Fujimaru 1: Only discover it?

Fujimaru 2: That would be nice and easy.

Dr. Roman: Roger that. Best of luck to you, Director.

Dr. Roman: We can now communicate in short bursts. Feel free to contact me in an emergency.

Olga Marie: ...Huh! Even if we sent an SOS, nobody would come to our rescue.

Dr. Roman: Director?

Olga Marie: Nothing, I'm cutting off the connection. Go do your job.

Mash: ...Director, are you sure about this? There's also the option of waiting here for rescue.

Olga Marie: I can't afford to do that...After we return to Chaldea, who knows how long it will take to select the next team?

Olga Marie: A month won't be enough to gather personnel or funds. Do you know how much the Association will harass me in the meantime?

Olga Marie: Worst case, they'll blame me for mismanagement, and I'll lose Chaldea to them.

Olga Marie: If that came to pass, I'd be toast. I can't go back empty-handed. I need something that will shut them up!

Olga Marie: ...Sorry, but you're both stuck with me, Mash, Fujimaru.

Olga Marie: Come on, let's explore this town. The cause of this twisted history must be here somewhere.

Section 3: Investigate the Bridge

Olga Marie: Stop. Before we start exploring the city, Fujimaru, isn't there something you want to say to me?

Fujimaru 1: No, nothing in particular.

Fujimaru 2: Yeah, nothing in particular.

Olga Marie: ...You're not very smart are you? Remember what happened in the Command Room?

Mash: Senpai, it's probably about when you dozed off in the Command Room.

Mash: It'll come back to you if you focus. That was, you know—

Mash: We made it in time. Senpai, your number is... A single digit, in the front row.

Mash: Please take any available seat in the front row. Right in front of the Director, what a bad luck.

Olga Marie: ...

Lev: Let's cut the chit-chat. It's about to start.

Olga Marie: Not quite on time, but it looks like everybody's here.

Olga Marie: Welcome to Special Organization, Chaldea. I'm the director, Olga Marie Animusphere.

Olga Marie: You have been selected, or discovered from each nation for your rare talents.

Olga Marie: By talent, I mean your aptitude for Spiritrons. People with magical circuits capable of becoming Masters.

Olga Marie: I'm sure you can't even imagine it, but be sure to keep this in mind.

Olga Marie: You are about to be reborn as cutting-edge mages, in an unprecedented fusion of magecraft and science.

Olga Marie: That said, although all of you possess special talents, none of you are special.

Olga Marie: Understand that you're all inexperienced rookies, standing at the same starting point.

Olga Marie: In particular, the mages sent from the Association still seem to be acting like students. Fix that immediately.

Olga Marie: Chaldea is my domain. Family heritage and personal achievements have no meaning here.

Olga Marie: Always remember that my orders are absolute. My position is completely different from yours.

Olga Marie: I won't allow arguments. You're all mere tools to protect humanity, nothing more.

Olga Marie: ...What's that commotion? Didn't I just tell you that I wouldn't allow any arguments?

Olga Marie: You there. The one who came in late. Do you have a problem with what I just said?

Fujimaru 1: ...

Fujimaru 2: ...Yawn.

Olga Marie: Uh...Am I seeing this right? Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me?

Olga Marie: Sleeping while standing... No way, right? Not in a million years...

New Hire (Female): Hey, I didn't sign up for this! We're experts who were summoned here because of our skills!

New Hire (Female): We came all this way on your insistence. Absolute obedience? That's ridiculous!

New Hire (Male): She's right, you're way overstepping!

New Hire (Male): Lineage is the most important asset for a mage! How can you brush it off?

Olga Marie: Quiet! No talking! That's why I say you're still acting like students!

Olga Marie: I'm only telling you what's going on right now. If you don't like it, leave Chaldea at once!

Olga Marie: Not that there are flights to send you home.

Olga Marie: Though if you're ready to trek down a snowy mountain 6,000 meters above sea level, that would be commendable.

Olga Marie: Very good! Nobody's dropped out. Seriously, don't make me waste my time on such matters.

Olga Marie: I wish you'd realize that's how dire our, no, humanity's situation is now.

Olga Marie: Look. [♂ He /♀ She] is a good example. No argument, no opinion. Good and obedient.

Olga Marie: ...Now, then, back to the topic. Are you listening? Today is—

Mash: Do you remember now, Senpai?

Fujimaru 1: ...Vaguely, I guess.

Fujimaru 2: ...In a way.

Olga Marie: Remembered...You weren't really listening after all, were you?

Olga Marie: Honestly! Sit yourself down! How could you come to a Singularity not knowing the situation or your mission?

Olga Marie: I'm going to have to explain it to you again. Listen up! We at Chaldea—

Mash: Director, leave that for later. Enemies are incoming!

Fujimaru 1: All right! Good timing!

Fujimaru 2: Let's go, Mash!

Olga Marie: Hey, come back here! Listen to what I have to say!


Olga Marie: ...Phew. Good work, Mash Kyrielight. Now I can pick up where I left off.

Mash: Resume...You mean there's more, Director?

Olga Marie: Why, certainly! Fujimaru! Don't tell me you forgot already!

Olga Marie: I'm only half way through! In fact, it's the latter half that's important!

Olga Marie: Make yourself remember!!

Fujimaru 1: ...Guess I have no choice.

Fujimaru 2: ...What a piece of work.

Dr. Roman: Now, now, don't be like that. Director's ramblings can be useful, Fujimaru.

Dr. Roman: Why were you Master candidates summoned to Chaldea? This will explain that.

Olga Marie: Listen up. Today of all days, we at Chaldea will achieve something that will be written in history.

Olga Marie: The science of learning. The invention of religion. The acquisition of navigation. The focus of communication. The voyage into space.

Olga Marie: Our legacy will be on par with the "Pioneers of the Stars. " No, it will surpass them.

Olga Marie: Rather than expanding civilization, we will be the hands of God protecting it.

Olga Marie: Stabilizing human history, we will transform the future into a solid resolution.

Olga Marie: The principles of mankind— in other words, to ensure the continuation of humanity.

Olga Marie: That is Chaldea's, and now your only and absolute purpose.

Olga Marie: Chaldea has achieved many results to date. The development of observation cyber daemon, Laplace.

Olga Marie: The Global Environment Model, Chaldeas. Completion of the Near-Future Observation Lens, Sheba.

Olga Marie: The Heroic Spirit Summoning System, Fate, and the launch of the Spiritron Calculation Engine, Trismegistus.

Olga Marie: With these technologies, we at Chaldea have observed humanity's progress one hundred years into the future.

Olga Marie: We do not predict the future, but observe it. Like many who observed celestial bodies, Chaldea has been observing the future.

Olga Marie: Whatever it sees, our job has been to ensure that humanity will survive 100 years into the future.

Olga Marie: Look up. That is Chaldea's proudest achievement—

Olga Marie: Created with advanced magical theories, the Global Environmental Model, our Chaldeas.

Olga Marie: Planets have been defined as beings with souls. We copied them into this miniature Earth.

Olga Marie: Because of the difference in scale, we are unable to read each single human mind.

Olga Marie: But whatever's on the surface, the city lights that can be seen on land, can be observed through Sheba.

Olga Marie: Currently, it's been set to reflect the Earth one hundred years from now. Chaldeas may very well be the future of Earth itself.

Olga Marie: As long as the light of civilization shines within Chaldeas, we can guarantee humans will exist a century further.

Olga Marie: As long as there's light people will live in cities, and serve as proof of civilization's survival.

Olga Marie: But— Lev, could you normalize Sheba's polarization angle?

Olga Marie: This is the current state. Starting six months ago, Chaldeas changed color, and it's become difficult to observe the future.

Olga Marie: The light of civilization, our beacon till now, has become largely unobservable to us.

Olga Marie: Hmph, the right response. Good to see you've got some sense.

Olga Marie: That's right. The lack of light means that civilization has become extinct.

Olga Marie: This was considered highly classified, but you have the right to know.

Olga Marie: Our observations indicate that the light of humanity is only visible up to the year 2018—

Olga Marie: In other words, we've observed, no, proved that humanity will become extinct in that year.

Olga Marie: Obviously, this future is not possible. It cannot happen, and physically speaking, is impossible.

Olga Marie: There's neither an economic collapse nor some sudden seismic event. We can't explain how humanity would suddenly just disappear.

Olga Marie: Over the past six months, we've found the cause of this strange phenomenon—the disappearance of the future.

Olga Marie: If the reason is not in the present, then it is in the past.

Olga Marie: Using Laplace and the Trismegistus, we've reviewed all data for the past 2000 years.

Olga Marie: We tried to find something that didn't exist in history, or was on Earth until this point in time.

Olga Marie: As a result, we finally found something new. It's this—

Olga Marie: Spatial Singularity F, a city in the Japanese countryside in 2004.

Olga Marie: We discovered an "unobservable zone" that did not exist in history up to the year 2017.

Olga Marie: Chaldea hypothesizes that this is the cause for humanity's extinction. We proposed the Rayshift experiment to the U. N. and received approval.

Olga Marie: The Rayshift process transforms a human into spiritrons, sending them into the past and allowing them to alter it.

Olga Marie: Simply put, it's time travel. But not everyone can do it.

Olga Marie: Only people with exceptional magical circuits, and the ability to become a Master, can be transformed.

Olga Marie: Now— I'm sure that cleared things up. Your task is the investigation of Singularity F.

Olga Marie: You'll travel 14 years into the past, find Singularity F, and destroy it.

Olga Marie: We are now entering unknown territory. There's no telling what you might find there.

Olga Marie: But you've been selected from among people all over the world. You can do this, and we have high expectations for you.

Olga Marie: The higher-ups want to know the cause of this immediately. We don't have time to waste.

Olga Marie: We'll be performing the first Rayshift experiment in an hour. I'm sure you've all had enough training.

Olga Marie: For the first experiment we'll send Team A, the top 8 scorers, to Singularity F.

Olga Marie: I haven't told the later groups, but they're Master candidates who have been chosen from Chaldea.

Olga Marie: Team A has been active for a month now. You can call them trained warriors.

Olga Marie: Team A will go on ahead and establish a base camp at Singularity F, guaranteeing your safety.

Olga Marie: Teams B and below will monitor their situation and prepare for the next experiment.

Olga Marie: Let's register your information with the Klein Coffins, the arks that will send you to the past as spiritrons.

Olga Marie: There's one for each person, and there are no spares. Be very careful with them.

Olga Marie: Teams B through D will be on standby, in case of trouble with Team A.

Olga Marie: —What are you doing? I told you what you have to do.

Olga Marie: You were brought here as a potential Master. You're practically a soldier now.

Olga Marie: You will obey orders and be ready for a fight. Do not make me repeat myself.

Olga Marie: Or do you have more questions? Hey you, the one who was late!

Olga Marie: You look confused. I'll give you the chance to ask one question.

Fujimaru 1: Is time travel possible?

Fujimaru 2: Is it safe to change the past?

Olga Marie: ... Does the word "Singularity" mean nothing to you?

Olga Marie: The singularity we found doesn't exist in any of our observation records.

Olga Marie: It's like a hole that just appeared out of nowhere. The hole itself is cut off from the proper temporal axis.

Olga Marie: The 2004 singularity exists apart from the past and future. There's no need to connect it to our present.

Olga Marie: It's more stable than regular time travel, and whatever happens the timeline can still repair itself.

Olga Marie: Singularity F is like a tiny stain on the dress that is human history.

Olga Marie: It ruins beauty just by its presence. Your job is to extract it.

Olga Marie: That's what will return humanity to its proper, observed course of history.

Olga Marie: ...What is the Association thinking, sending me someone who doesn't know basic spacetime theory?

Olga Marie: I told them this plan was a Grand Order, the highest possible duty in the world of magecraft...

Olga Marie: Well, it doesn't matter. What team are you with? ...Show me your ID.

Olga Marie: What? You're in the wrong spot! A civilian, and with no combat or training experience?

Olga Marie: Chaldea is much too important to be wasting valuable slots on people like you!

Olga Marie: Lev! Lev Lainur!

Lev: I'm right here, Director. Why the yelling? Is there a problem?

Olga Marie: There're problems everywhere! Just get this amateur out of my sight!

Lev: that's it? Director, [♂ he /♀ she] is a chosen Master candidate.

Lev: Sure they lack experience, but it's inappropriate to be that rude...

Olga Marie: Having an inexperienced amateur here is a problem! What if something happens to my Chaldeas?

Olga Marie: Let Romani handle this! At least get some basic training in!

Lev: ...Hmm, I don't think she likes you. All right, orders are orders.

Lev: Mash, show Fujimaru their room.

Mash: All right, understood. I just need to take Senpai to their room, right?

Lev: Yes, thanks. I'm busy with the Rayshift experiment and can't.

Lev: Don't worry. This experiment will be over in 2 hours. I'll drop by your room then.

Fujimaru 1: Thank you.

Lev: No need to thank me. You're really lucky, after all.

Fujimaru 2: ...

Mash: That's unusually kind of you, Dr. Lev. Do you know each other from somewhere?

Lev: Not at all. I was just thinking things like eternal rivals and fated encounters are very important.

Mash: Come this way. I'll show you to your room.

Mash: And that's how you were removed from the Command Room. Remember?

Fujimaru 1: I see.

Fujimaru 2: Got it.

Olga Marie: You little... You look quiet, but you've got some nerve, don't you?

Olga Marie: Anyway! Do you finally remember how much of a mess you made at that critical moment?

Dr. Roman: Um, Director Marie? I think that's going a little too far...

Olga Marie: Like hell it is! Thanks to the time I wasted on your question I didn't have time to change!

Mash: Uh...You weren't planning to dive, so I'm not sure you needed your suit...

Olga Marie: I did! I most certainly did! I had a special Mystic Code made for this mission.

Olga Marie: Jeez, I didn't even get to wear it once... Well, it doesn't matter.

Olga Marie: Anyway, you understand your responsibilities and duties as a Master candidate now, right?

Olga Marie: Very well, Fujimaru. I'm ordering you to be my bodyguard. Work hard.

Fujimaru 1: Aye-aye, oh great Director Marie!

Olga Marie: W-What? That's creepy. F-Flattery will get you nowhere!

Fujimaru 2: ...Are you trying to be someone you're not?

Olga Marie: This is who I am! I was just in a hurry back there! Once we get back to Chaldea, you're in for it.

Mash: ...Good to see you two getting along. Let's move before more enemies show up.


Olga Marie: By the way, the type of being we call Servants, you know what they are, don't you?

Fujimaru 1: I have no idea.

Olga Marie: Just as I thought. It can't be helped. I'll tell you as we move.

Olga Marie: Think of a Servant as the highest-ranked familiar in the magical world.

Olga Marie: Various historical heroes. Noble acts. Concepts. They're all summoned as spiritual bodies.

Olga Marie: Whether or not a hero truly existed, he or she is still "information that was produced on Earth," right?

Olga Marie: To summon a Heroic Spirit is to convert the information stored on this planet into something for the good of mankind.

Olga Marie: People today have the right to use legacies of the past, and with that right, the duty to leave behind a future.

Olga Marie: Do you see? What you made your contract with is greater than a human, and yet is a tool to serve humans.

Olga Marie: That's why they're called Servants. Even if they're gods, they exist only to serve their Masters.

Mash: Director. Your line of thinking may be extreme. My cells are not agreeing with what you just said.

Olga Marie: Hmph. Meaning the Servant you fused with must be an Earth-type Heroic Spirit.

Fujimaru 2: I do have some basic knowledge.

Olga Marie: Glad to hear it. Now I won't have to explain rudimentary things like what a Heroic Spirit is.

Olga Marie: Servants are heroes of the past made into familiars. Those who enter into a contract with them and use them are Masters.

Olga Marie: There are seven classes of Servants, which vary depending on a Servant's legends and abilities.

Olga Marie: It's incredibly difficult to copy a Heroic Spirit entirely. Human mages do not have enough resources or memory to achieve such feat.

Olga Marie: That's why only one aspect of a Heroic Spirit is fixed in our world, resulting in the seven classes—

Olga Marie: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Berserker, Assassin.

Olga Marie: Every Heroic Spirit will manifest as one of these classes.

Olga Marie: That's the true nature of Servants... It's also a way to hide their True Names, as well.

Olga Marie: They hide their names because they are famous. Take Achilles from Greek Mythology.

Olga Marie: Achilles is an invincible Heroic Spirit, but his weakness is extremely famous, right?

Olga Marie: When a Heroic Spirit returns, their weakness returns with them. That's why Servants hide their names behind their class names.

Olga Marie: If you don't know their identity, it's harder to figure out their past or weaknesses, right?

Olga Marie: That's not all. There's another reason for hiding one's True Name.

Olga Marie: A Servant has a secret weapon worthy of their legend. The crystallization of that Heroic Spirit's miracle and existence.

Mash: Director, sorry to interrupt you while you're having fun but we've detected hostiles. Entering combat.

Olga Marie: What! T-Take them out right now! I-I'll be hiding over here!


Olga Marie:

Dr. Roman: I can feel the tension across the screen... The Director is grumpy as usual.

Fujimaru 1: She's not just grumpy, she's a total crank.

Fujimaru 2: Why is she always so mad?

Mash: Well, I can feel some sympathy for the Director's ill temper.

Mash: Excuse me, but Fujimaru Senpai, there's too much about Chaldea you don't know.

Fujimaru 1: Y-You really think so?

Fujimaru 2: Well, I admit I came here clueless...

Mash: I really don't know what to do with you. It's like you're a lost little kitty.

Mash: —Well, not that I'm any different.

Mash: It's been about two years since I started here, and I still don't get it. I kind of sneaked in. Almost like an alligator.

Fujimaru 1: I-Is that right?

Fujimaru 2: True, alligators have no clue.

Mash: Yes, I've learned as much as I can from the database. But I'll share it with you.

Mash: Chaldea Security Organization. Or more accurately, the Security Organization for the Preservation of Humanity, Fenis Chaldea.

Mash: A research observatory with the purpose of continuing and strengthening human history, with researchers, scholars, and mages from all around the world.

Mash: They watch a world that magecraft couldn't observe, and science couldn't measure.

Mash: We're a special organization with national support, created to prevent humanity from reaching a "bad end. "

Fujimaru 1: You sure know a lot, Mash.

Fujimaru 2: Yeah, I figured.

Mash: Anyway, that's pretty much it.

Fou: Fou!

Mash: It's true that Chaldea receives financial support from across the globe, but the majority of that comes from the Mage's Association in London—

Mash: From the the Animusphere family. Director Olga Marie's family.

Mash: Chaldea is a research organization, but due to its importance, it operates on a military level.

Mash: There are extremely strict rules and punishments for everything, so the Director's attitude is actually reserved.

Mash: The Director isn't a villain, but she is evil. She'll get rid of any staff member she doesn't like.

Mash: Well, I'm not sure if it's okay to call someone who's got a bad attitude, evil.

Mash: ...Sorry, I wanted to give you some encouragement, but I'm not used to cheery words.

Fou: Kyu. Kyu, kyu!

Olga Marie: Whaaaaaaat? Hey! What are you guys doing?

Olga Marie: Behind you! Behind you! The e-enemy's found us!

Olga Marie: Prepare for battle!

Mash: They're so close! Senpai, give me your orders!


Olga Marie: Sigh...Please keep an eye on your surroundings.

Olga Marie: Even if Romani is monitoring us, this is a Singularity. There's no telling what might happen.

Olga Marie: Come here, Kyrielight. You're hurt, aren't you? I can heal something like that.

Mash: Oh...right. Thank you very much, Director Olga Marie.

Dr. Roman: Really, now. When the director is calm, she can be dependable...

Dr. Roman: Fujimaru, you should know... The director is in a complicated position as well.

Dr. Roman: Initially, Marie was like you all, a Master candidate.

Dr. Roman: Three years ago, the previous director, her father, passed away and she had to take over Chaldea when she was just a student.

Dr. Roman: Since then it's been one tense day after another. She had to take over as head of the Animusphere family.

Dr. Roman: It was all she could do to keep Chaldea running. Around that time, an anomaly was found in Chaldeas.

Dr. Roman: We could no longer see into the promised future of 100 years from now. There was huge criticism from the Association and our sponsors.

Dr. Roman: She was ordered to get the situation back to normal as soon as possible.

Dr. Roman: To make matters worse, they found that she had no aptitude to be a Master.

Dr. Roman: The noble Animusphere family, one of the Twelve Lords, the dominating faculty of Astronomy at the Mage's Association.

Dr. Roman: Oh the scandal that would occur if the head of such a family was found to be unfit to become a Master.

Dr. Roman: You can imagine the level of gossip happening behind the scenes. I'm sure those rumors reached Marie too.

Dr. Roman: She still worked to be her absolute best as Director. This last half-year, she's just barely been hanging on.

Dr. Roman: She's worked herself so hard, I'd like her to come for counseling, but with how things are...

Dr. Roman: In any event, she's been emotionally stretched to the limit. She doesn't hate you, or anything like that.

Fujimaru 1: I know. Director Marie isn't an evil person.

Dr. Roman: I'm glad you think so. But you know she is evil, right?

Dr. Roman: She isn't cruel, nefarious, and dishonest, that I can promise you. She's just a rather serious person.

Fujimaru 2: I was just having fun.

Dr. Roman: Hey, that's not nice! But I understand how you feel.

Dr. Roman: The Director wasn't allowed to go out much growing up, so everything she says is honest and innocent...

Dr. Roman: But make sure you don't say that in front of her. She'll just hate you more.

Dr. Roman: Anyhow, you're the only three I can trust right now. I want you to continue investigating without fighting.

Section 4: Investigate the Port Ruin

Mash: The hostile lifeform has been removed. Let's move on.

Olga Marie: I didn't know what would happen with that monster, but I expected nothing less of a Servant's body. Such power.

Mash: Not that it makes them look any less scary... By the way Director, I have a question for you.

Mash: The Fuyuki in our data, and this Fuyuki are just too different.

Mash: What happened in this city, exactly? What are your thoughts, Director?

Olga Marie: Let's see, history must've been slightly disrupted. That's the only reason I can think of.

Olga Marie: Mash, Fujimaru. I'm only going to say this once, so listen up.

Olga Marie: Chaldea observes the future through an Earth model called Chaldeas. At the same time, a familiar called Laplace compiles past records.

Olga Marie: You can say it is Laplace's job to gather data on history that wasn't made public, and information that was buried in darkness that no one knows.

Olga Marie: According to Laplace's observations, an unusual Holy Grail War was confirmed in this city in 2004.

Mash: Holy Grail War? You mean the Holy Grail from the legend?

Mash: The magical chalice that is the root of all magecraft, the one that is said to grant its holder's wishes?

Olga Marie: Yes, that's the one.

Olga Marie: Mages in Fuyuki City competed for the Grail, and in order to activate it summoned seven Heroic Spirits—

Olga Marie: That was the beginning of the Holy Grail War. Unknown to anyone, Servants were summoned to this town.

Olga Marie: The Fuyuki Holy Grail War system is simple.

Olga Marie: Seven Masters fight each other. The last one standing gets the Grail.

Olga Marie: Chaldea learned about this in 2010. My father... I mean, the previous director used this data to build the summoning system.

Olga Marie: That's what makes up Chaldea's Heroic Spirit Summoning System, Fate. Our third invention after Laplace and Chaldeas.

Mash: Third? Isn't that the Near-Future Observation Lens, Sheba?

Olga Marie: That was created by Professor Lev. Well, I guess you can say we both worked on it.

Olga Marie: Anyway, this is where Servants come from.

Olga Marie: Seven Servants fought here, and in the end, Saber was victorious.

Olga Marie: The town wasn't destroyed, and the Servants shouldn't have been noticed by anyone, but...

Olga Marie: Now this is happening. We should assume that the outcome changed due to this Singularity.

Olga Marie: The anomaly in 2004 brought about an alteration to human history and as a result, we're no longer able to see 100 years into the future.

Olga Marie: That's why it's our job to repair this anomaly. Somewhere here is the reason history has been disturbed.

Olga Marie: Once we analyze and eliminate it, that will complete our mission. All of us will be able to return to the present.

Fujimaru 1: I see. Got it.

Mash: Anyway, although we're not sure what's going on, it's good that the mission is simple.

Fujimaru 2: Heroic Spirits were summoned at Chaldea?

Olga Marie: Of course. But it didn't go well, and there weren't many successes.

Olga Marie: According to the data, three were summoned, but I only know of two.

Olga Marie: The previous director summoned the first. The second and third arrived after I became Director.

Olga Marie: ...The second fused with Mash. And, well, you know the third.

Olga Marie: The weirdo that now lives in Chaldea. Leonardo da Vinci.

???: GuOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Olga Marie: Not these guys again! Get rid of them, Mash, Fujimaru!


Mash: ...Phew, the battle is over Master. I'm relieved that we pulled through again.

Fujimaru 1: Good work, Mash.

Fujimaru 2: Thank you, Mash.

Mash: ...Yes. I am happy that I can be useful.

Olga Marie: ...Hey, Mash. Is it possible that you can't use your Noble Phantasm?

Mash: Apparently. I don't even know which Heroic Spirit fused with me...

Mash: ...and I'm unable to use the power of its Special Arts, the Heroic Spirit's secret weapon—known as a Noble Phantasm.

Mash: Fujimaru Senpai. I'm sorry for explaining this so late.

Mash: Servants are equipped with a unique skill called a Noble Phantasm.

Mash: It's derived from each hero's legend and great deeds, and is a secret weapon.

Mash: However, I am unable to wield my Noble Phantasm.

Mash: ...I can somehow use it as a weapon, but its output is decreased. I can't even release its True Name.

Mash: In fact, I don't even know what the origins of this weapon of mine might be.

Olga Marie: ...

Mash: In any case, you can think of me as a failed Servant. Or maybe just a capable kouhai that can get even stronger.

Mash: I don't have any leads on the Heroic Spirit that fused with me, but with you as my Master I will figure it out as I grow.

Olga Marie: That's true. Masters have the ability to analyze their Servants parameters, skills, and matrixes.

Olga Marie: Fujimaru...As a Master, once you become good enough, you should be able to analyze Mash's Servant data.

Olga Marie: Any Servants you make a contract with from this point should be the same. First, you need to learn their True Name and Noble Phantasm.

Olga Marie: As your trust with them grows, your Servant's power will grow too.

Olga Marie: Well, it's not like you have that much potential in you. The fact that you can't use Mash that well shows that.

Olga Marie: Once we get Chaldea's Rayshift capability back online, we're going to shift a first-class Master here.

Olga Marie: Then you're fired. Newbies with no combat experience can spend their time terrified in some corner in Chaldea.

Fujimaru 1: Weren't you the one scared, Director Marie?

Olga Marie: I wasn't! Not in the least! You should be respectful to your elders!

Fujimaru 2: Could it be that you're worried about me?

Olga Marie: O-Of course! You're our only fighting force here! If you get taken out, who's going to fight?

Mash: ...Anyway, I'm glad you two understand each other better now. Let's move before any more of them show up.

Section 5: Investigate the Church Ruin

Olga Marie: Everything's burnt down far as the eye can see... There aren't any traces of residents either. What happened here?

Olga Marie: What could even turn Chaldea gray in the first place? If we can't see the future, that means humanity will vanish...

Olga Marie: Could that mean the Counter Force doesn't work in a Singularity? Then this place is like a Bolt...

Olga Marie: The fatal choice of destruction scattered throughout human history...When your choices become mistakes, this is what happens.

Dr. Roman: Looks like the Director is talking to herself again. This could take a while.

Dr. Roman: Hey Fujimaru, looks like it's safe over there. Why don't you rest a bit?

Mash: I agree with you, Doctor. Senpai, would you like some rations?

Fujimaru 1: Thanks. Aren't you tired, Mash?

Fujimaru 2: Sure, but how are you, Mash?

Mash: Tired? Are you asking if I've been having any problems since I became a Servant?

Mash: ...Well, for the most part. It's scary to fight, but I'm doing fine otherwise.

Fujimaru 1: Are you okay with me being your Master?

Mash: Of course. I think you might've been the best Master this summer.

Fujimaru 2: Any complaints since you've become a Servant?

Mash: It's hard to explain. Imagine yourself becoming a jet fighter.

Mash: You might be able to fly around in the sky, but you can't do your own maintenance.

Mash: No matter how strong you might be, your existence essentially depends on having a Master.

Mash: ...The risk and reward makes sense here. But I can't be too happy when I think of the burden I'm putting on you.

Dr. Roman: —! That's enough rest! We got incoming!

Mash: ...Master, your commands, please!


Mash: Phew! Thank goodness, we managed it yet again Master.

Olga Marie: I see you're getting used to being a Servant. Is it because now that you know what we're up against, you're not afraid anymore?

Mash: I don't know about that. No matter how good I am with my weapon, when it comes to the battle itself...

Dr. Roman: Sorry, let's talk later! The three of you need to get out of there now!

Dr. Roman: I'm still picking up something! And this is—

Olga Marie: Wha—is that...

Dr. Roman: A Servant is there!

Dr. Roman: Don't fight it, Fujimaru, Mash! It's too soon for you to fight a Servant!

Olga Marie: Even so, we can't escape!

Olga Marie: Mash, prepare for battle! It's a Servant, you can do something about it, right?

Mash: ...Yes. I will do my best!


Mash: Okay—okay—we won...I was sure I didn't stand a chance, but we actually won—

Dr. Roman: ...Sorry, there's no time to rest Mash.

Dr. Roman: "A similar signal as before" is heading that way. I don't have to tell you what you need to do, right?

Mash: What—Same signal? No way—

Olga Marie: Fujimaru! Retreat! Hurry up! We've got to get out of here now!

Section 6: Shadow Servant

Olga Marie: Okay—Oh for God's sake, what is happening? Why are Servants here?

Dr. Roman: I see...A Holy Grail War? A Holy Grail War was going on in that town!

Dr. Roman: Normally, it would be a battle royale amongst the Seven Servants summoned in Fuyuki. But something's gone terribly wrong.

Dr. Roman: I'm not surprised there's a Servant without a Master. It's natural for Servants to target other Servants.

Mash: Then as long as I'm here, we'll be targeted by other Servants?

Olga Marie: But Mash has nothing to do with the Grail! That's just a wandering phantom gone mad!

F:Servant: —I found it. New prey. The Grail shall be mine!

Dr. Roman: Servant's signal confirmed, it's an Assassin-class Servant!

Mash: I can fight! Senpai, please give me your orders!

Fujimaru 1: All right, I'll have us win no matter what!

Fujimaru 2: Sorry, just bear with us a little longer!

Mash: —Okay. I'll bring you victory, Master!


Mash: All right—How about that!

F:Servant: —This is a waste of time. I could have handled this on my own.

Fujimaru 1: ...What does that mean?

Fujimaru 2: ...Mash, fall back!

Dr. Roman: Fujimaru, they've caught up! There's one more, that's their main force!

Olga Marie: No way...We're losing to one already, and now there's one more on the way?

Mash: Ah—

F:Servant: Let's finish this, Lancer. I don't know what kind of Heroic Spirit that is, but I will have her head.

G:Servant: —Ha. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Dr. Roman: Director, Mash, hang in there! You got to keep moving!

Fou: Fou! Fou!

G:Servant: —Ha. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Dr. Roman: Dammit, they both let fear get to them...Give your orders, Fujimaru! You're the only calm one now!

Fujimaru 1: ...We've got to run for now!

Mash: Senpai!

G:Servant: Fun, fun, fun, fun!

Mash: Ugh...

G:Servant: This is fun! I want to kill! Yes, run!

Fujimaru 2: We have no choice but to fight!

Mash: ...Understood, there's no other option!

F:Servant: Ha! Futile! Fight, then you die. Run, and you still die. The demise of the futile, oh so miserable.

G:Servant: Go ahead and struggle. Miserable people are ever so entertaining.

Olga Marie: F-Fight? Are you serious? We don't stand a chance against something like that, right!?

Mash: ...Even so, we must fight. I will find a way for us to get out of this alive!

F:Servant: Ha— You've just killed yourself, girl!

???: I thought you were just some girl, but it looks like you've got some fight in you. Then I can't leave you like this.

F:Servant: Ugh! Who are you?

???: What do you mean? Can't you tell? Don't tell me the mud got in your eyes too?


G:Servant: Curse you Caster! Why are you siding with a Wanderer?

Caster: Huh? Because it's better than siding with you guys. And hey, I don't mind brats with some potential.

Caster: Young lady, be ready for a fight. Don't worry, you're good. You can turn this around if you just pay attention.

Mash: R-Right, I'll do my best!

Caster: Hey [♂ Boy /♀ Lady], are you her Master? Then I'm leaving the orders to you.

Caster: I'm a Caster-class Servant. They don't really like me right now.

Caster: Not like the enemy of my enemy is my friend, but for now you can trust me.

Caster: In honor of the brave young lady there, I'll form a temporary contract with you and fight as your Servant!


F:Servant: Ugh— Curse you, with the Holy Grail, before my eyes—

Mash: Um, excuse me... Thank you very much, for saving us from danger...

Caster: Hey, good work. You don't owe me for this, so don't worry about it.

Caster: You should be more worried about your body. That damn Assassin kept targeting your butt like a pest!

Mash: Oh!

Caster: Hey, you look fragile but you have a pretty nice body! Icing on the cake!

Caster: I have no idea what class you are, but you're pretty sturdy...Maybe Saber? No, you don't have a sword.

Olga Marie: ...Hey Fujimaru, what did you think of that?

Fujimaru 1: Without a doubt, he's an old pervert.

Fujimaru 2: ...He's an ally, maybe?

Dr. Roman: For now, let's get some information. He seems to be a decent Heroic Spirit.

Caster: Oh, so someone who wants to cut to the chase. What is this? Some means of communication through magecraft?

Dr. Roman: Well met, Caster Servant. I don't know which Heroic Spirit you are, but we have nothing but respect and awe for you.

Caster: Oh, spare me your remarks. I'm sick of hearing them. State your business, weakling. Isn't that what you're good at?

Dr. Roman: Uh...I-I see. All right then...Weakling...I got called a weakling from someone I've met for the first time.


Dr. Roman: ...And that's the current situation in Chaldea.

Dr. Roman: Currently, Fujimaru is the acting Master and in the middle of conducting field research.

Dr. Roman: Let me confirm something. You're a Servant from the Holy Grail War that broke out in this city, and the sole survivor?

Caster: If by that you mean I haven't lost. Our Holy Grail War changed to something else entirely along the way.

Caster: I don't know how it happened either. The city was engulfed in flames, and the humans vanished. Only the Servants remained.

Caster: Saber was the first to resume the Holy Grail War. That chap began rampaging like a tiger released from a cage.

Caster: Archer, Lancer, Rider, Berserker, and Assassin were all defeated by Saber.

Olga Marie: The survival of the Seven Servants... That rule of the Holy Grail War was broken here.

Mash: And in the end you won, Caster... Or rather, you're the Servant who survived.

Caster: Yes. Any Servant that was defeated by Saber became like those two, corrupted by the black mud.

Caster: They, and the monsters that sprung up like maggots, started looking for something together.

Caster: The troublesome part is that I'm one of the things they're looking for. You see, the Holy Grail War won't end until I'm killed.

Dr. Roman: You and Saber are the only surviving Servants... Then if you defeat Saber...

Caster: Yes, that would probably end the Holy Grail War here. But I don't know whether things would return to normal.

Olga Marie: I see. You helped us, but in the end, it was for your own sake, huh?

Olga Marie: You want to defeat Saber, but don't stand a chance doing it alone. That's why you zeroed in on us...Right?

Caster: That's right. But it's not a bad deal, is it? At any rate—It looks like we've got company.


Olga Marie: Yikes!

Caster: There's no end to these guys. I'm telling you, there's nothing better than having allies!


Mash: Sigh...Things have settled down at last. True, we can't have a decent conversation like this.

Caster: My bad. If I'd been summoned as a Lancer, I could've finished off Saber with just one strike.

Caster: Man, Caster is just not for me. I don't like being a Caster in a Holy Grail War like this.

Fujimaru 1: If you were a Lancer?

Fujimaru 2: Is it hard being a Caster?

Mash: It's been known to happen, Senpai. Some Heroic Spirits have the attributes of multiple classes.

Mash: He is not just a spear-wielder, but a high-level Heroic Spirit with qualifications to be a mage.

Mash: ...I'm only speculating, but he must be one of the top Servants. The kind that's featured in the magazine Vivian.

Caster: Ahh yes, you said you were Masters of an organization called Chaldea...I guess that's all I need to know.

Caster: In general, Servants tend not to get overly involved in problems outside of their own time period. We ultimately only cooperate as weapons.

Caster: Your goal is to investigate this anomaly. My goal is to put an end to the Holy Grail War.

Caster: We share mutual interests. So how about we join forces?

Olga Marie: ...That is a rational proposition. But if we do that, who will be your Master?

Caster: Well that [♂ kid /♀ young lady] there, of course. It doesn't seem like you have the aptitude to be a Master.

Caster: I mean you possess high quality magical circuits, yet you don't have the aptitude to be a Master. Is it a curse?

Olga Marie: Oh, shut up! What do you care?

Olga Marie: Fujimaru, he's in your hands. Use him wisely.

Caster: Then it's settled. The contract is only temporary, but I'm counting on ya.

Caster: That leaves one last thing, your goal. What you're looking for is probably the Greater Grail.

Dr. Roman: Greater Grail? I'm not familiar with that. What is it?

Caster: This land's true "heart. " If there is indeed a "Singularity," it has to be that.

Caster: But Saber is lingering around the Greater Grail. The remaining Servants she contaminated, too.

Olga Marie: Berserker and Archer are the ones left? What are those two like? Are they strong?

Caster: Well, Archer can be dealt with if I'm with you. Berserker is the problem.

Caster: Even Saber had trouble with that monster. But he won't attack unless you get close to him, so ignoring him is one option.

Dr. Roman: We understand the situation now. We'll team up with Mr. Caster to obtain the Greater Grail.

Dr. Roman: Mr. Caster, would you show us the way?

Caster: Skip the "Mister. " I'll take you there. The [♂ kid /♀ young lady] here will decide when to make our move.

Dr. Roman: Much obliged. Then shall we resume the search? I'm counting on you, Fujimaru.

Section 7: Toward the Greater Grail


Section 8: Mash's Training

Mash: ...

Olga Marie: Hey, Fujimaru. It's pretty obvious that Kyrielight's looking depressed.

Olga Marie: You are her Master, aren't you? Do something to cheer her up!

Fujimaru 1: Mash, is something wrong?

Mash: No! There's nothing different. I'm operating perfectly, Master!

Mash: But that's the problem, nothing's different...

Fujimaru 2: Could it be...

Mash: Yes. I'm ashamed to be the one to say this, but...

Mash: Um, under your command Senpai, I have gained enough experience...

Mash: And yet...I'm still unable to unleash my Noble Phantasm.

Mash: I don't even know how to unleash it... I'm like a defective Servant.

Fou: Fou...

Dr. Roman: Oh, so that's what was bothering you. You have such a strong sense of responsibility, Mash...

Dr. Roman: But I don't think that can be settled overnight. After all, it's a Noble Phantasm.

Dr. Roman: If a Heroic Spirit's secret weapon can be mastered within a day or two, then Servants wouldn't be that special anymore.

Caster: Of course we can master something like that immediately. After all, Heroic Spirits and Noble Phantasms are the same thing.

Caster: If the young lady here can fight as a Servant, that means at that very moment you can use your Noble Phantasm.

Caster: And yet you can't, which simply means your magical energy is not circulating right.

Caster: Let's see, maybe enthusiasm? No, perhaps too reserved? Anyway, I'm sure it's because you just don't yell out when you practice.

Mash: Really? R-E-A-L-L-Y-!?

Fou: Faaaaaaaaaaa?

Olga Marie: Hey, don't yell all of a sudden! You're going to burst my eardrums, seriously!

Mash: Sorry Director. But Caster said we should shout...

Caster: No, that was a metaphor... Well, at any rate, I see you have enthusiasm.

Caster: Fujimaru, you heard the young lady. Do you mind if we take a quick detour?

Fujimaru 1: Detour? What kind?

Fujimaru 2: Don't tease Mash. She's an innocent girl.

Caster: What? I'm just talking about special training. It won't take long. I'm a Caster right now, so leave the healing to me.

Caster: First we'll start off small. Let me inscribe some misfortune-bringing runes...Okay, we're done.

Olga Marie: Huh? What are you doing? Why are you inscribing runes on my coat?

Caster: Even if something targets you, you can take care of yourself, right? And look, here they come.

???: Grrrrrr... Zuaaaaaaaa!

Olga Marie: I don't know what you're talking about!

Mash: D-Director, get behind me! You too Senpai, prepare for battle!

Caster: All right, that should be enough.

Caster: To put it simply, a Noble Phantasm is part of a Heroic Spirit's instinct. It's hard to use it if you think too much.

Caster: Therefore, you must first use up all of your energy, young lady! Man, I'm a genius!

Fujimaru 1: That isn't a cure, that's an extreme measure!

Fujimaru 2: Maybe you're an idiot?


Mash: I can't, go on— Any more back-to-back, battles— I'm sorry, Caster—

Mash: Rather than test my will, please teach me some solid theories—

Caster: —You just don't get it, do you? Did I miscalculate?

Caster: Oh well, let's cross that bridge when we get to it. Okay, I'm your next opponent.

Caster: You don't have to hold back because we're allies. I'm not gonna hold back when I kill Fujimaru.

Mash: Wh-!

Olga Marie: What are you talking about? Are you crazy? What does Fujimaru have to do with this?

Caster: A Servant's problems are the Master's problems. Didn't I mention that you share the same fate?

Caster: You've had the same thought, right Fujimaru? When the young lady can't stand anymore, it's your death.

Mash: ...Master, please, stand back!

Mash: I—won't be a hindrance for Senpai... I won't!

Caster: That's what I like to hear. All right, let's have a real Servant battle.


Mash: (Pant)—(Pant)—(Pant)—

Caster: Ok, it's time to finish this. Burn to the ground with your Master!

Caster: My spell is the coffin of flames, a giant of verdant thorn. Retribution, the forest that will purify human misery—

Caster: Befall the Wicker Man! And behold, as both good and evil bite the dust—!

Mash: Ah—Ah...

Mash: (I must protect...I must unleash it, or everyone will— Even if it's fake, even if it's just for now...

Mash: ...I have to unleash it properly, or everyone will disappear—! )

Mash: Ahhhhhhhh—!


Mash: Oh...I... Did I, manage to unleash my Noble...Phantasm...

Caster: —Whew, I knew you'd survive that. But I never thought both you and your Master would walk out without a scratch.

Caster: Be happy, wait no... Praise her, Fujimaru.

Caster: That young lady there is without question, a first-rate Heroic Spirit.

Mash: Senpai, I...just now!

Fujimaru 1: Right. Congratulations, Mash.

Fujimaru 2: Yeah. That was amazing, Mash.

Mash: !!

Fou: Fou, fooooouuuu!

Dr. Roman: That was surprising. I didn't expect her to unleash her Noble Phantasm that soon. Mash was never someone with a strong will...

Caster: That's because you got her all wrong. You may call the young lady here, a protector.

Caster: There's no point in teaching a bird to swim, is there? You have to teach a bird how to fly high.

Caster: Although... She didn't get to obtain its True Name.

Mash: Right. Even though I can unleash my Noble Phantasm now, I still don't know its True Name, nor the True Name of the Heroic Spirit...

Olga Marie: That's fine, even if you are inexperienced... Even if you are only temporary...

Olga Marie: Your very wish unleashed your Noble Phantasm.

Olga Marie: You didn't have the slightest desire to obtain a True Name, to become one of the chosen— To become a true Heroic Spirit.

Olga Marie: That's why your Noble Phantasm responded. Ahhh, what an inspiring story. Just like a fairy tale.

Mash: Um, Director...

Olga Marie: Don't mind me, I'm just teasing. I'm pleased that you're able to use your Noble Phantasm now.

Olga Marie: But it's inconvenient to use it without a True Name, right? I'll think of a good spell for you.

Olga Marie: Since it's a pseudo-deployment of Noble Phantasm... Let me see...Yes, let's call it "Lord Chaldeas. "

Olga Marie: Chaldea is a name that has meaning for you too. So to activate your Spirit Origin, that's a good spell for you, right?

Mash: Y-Yes... Thank you, Director!

Dr. Roman: Lord Chaldeas...Yes, I like it. That fits you perfectly, Mash!

Dr. Roman: And the desire to try it out after getting it is only human nature. Caster, would you be Mash's sparring partner?

Caster: Yes, of course. I was holding back before, but even so, her defense was impeccable.

Caster: As someone with more experience, I'll hammer the basics of Noble Phantasms into your head. Fujimaru, young lady, are you ready?

Mash: Yes, please!

Section 9: The Dark Cave

Caster: The Greater Grail is back here. It's a little far back, so don't get lost.

Mash: This place looks like a natural cave... Did this always exist in Fuyuki City?

Olga Marie: Probably, it's half natural, half man-made. It's the underground workshop expanded by mages over a number of years.

Olga Marie: Anyway, Caster. I forgot to ask you something important.

Olga Marie: Do you know Saber's True Name? It sounded like you'd fought several times.

Caster: Yes, I know it. Anyone who gets hit by Saber's Noble Phantasm will find out that bastard's True Name...

Caster: The other Servants were all defeated because Saber's Noble Phantasm was that powerful.

Mash: A powerful Noble Phantasm, is it? What was it like?

Caster: The sister sword of the Sword in the Stone. It's the most famous sacred sword in your time period.

Caster: Its name...

Servant: The Sword of Promised Victory, Excalibur. Wielded by King Arthur, the proud King of Knights.

Fujimaru: !?

Olga Marie: Archer!

Caster: Ah, speak of the devil. Or shall I say, the faithful follower. As always, I see that you're still the loyal knight.

Archer: ...Hmph, I don't remember becoming a follower of anybody. I'm just here to chase away unwanted visitors.

Caster: In other words, you're the gatekeeper. I don't know why you're protecting Saber, but let's end this here.

Caster: Isn't a game that never ends boring? For better or worse, we need to move the pieces forward.

Archer: From the way you talk, I think you understand the circumstances. Yet you are still absorbed by your own desires...

Archer: You still haven't changed despite being a mage now. In that case, I will knock some sense into you.

Caster: Ha, big talk for a mere Archer. Hey, why are you just standing there, young lady?

Caster: He's an Archer. Without your shield, I won't have the time to cast my spells.

Mash: Ah...R-Right! Sorry, I was out of it for a second there.

Mash: But no problem, I can do this. When it comes to guarding, leave it to me!


Archer: Well done, Mage of Flowers! Who knew her Noble Phantasm could be utilized that way!

Caster: Hey, it's time for you to take a hike! The young lady and I will take down the Sacred Sword!

Mash: ...I'm glad that you trust me, but do you think I can guard against it?

Mash: ...I've heard about the Sword of King Arthur. My fingers are trembling, it seems too much for me...

Caster: Well, you'll just have to overcome it with courage. But from where I stand, you seem to be perfect for the job.

Caster: That shield will never shatter, if you were to lose, it would be because the young lady messed it up.

Caster: If you let go of that shield, your Master behind it will evaporate instantly.

Caster: Listen, don't think about beating the Sword. All you need to think about is protecting your Master.

Caster: That's right up your alley, no?

Caster: Well, anyway. Leave it to me to finish off Saber, and just do what you need to do.

Mash: ...Right. That advice will be of great help.

Section 10: Facing the Greater Grail

Caster: Time for the Greater Grail. This will be our last break. Is there anything you've left undone?

Fujimaru 1: No, I'm ready.

Caster: That's good to hear. I dislike Masters who can't make up their minds when push comes to shove.

Caster: You're still a rookie, but you've got the most important thing a pioneer can have.

Caster: The divine luck to grasp fate, and the ability to make decisions.

Caster: Don't forget how to be reckless. People like that are the ones who'll get blessed by the stars.

Fujimaru 2: Can we go back to the base first?

Caster: If it's necessary, then by all means go back. We're attacking a bear in its hole, so we need plenty of supplies.

Olga Marie: I don't know what you're talking about. Whether we forge ahead or go back, we need to rest first.

Olga Marie: Doctor, are you checking vitals? Fujimaru looks paler than usual.

Dr. Roman: Huh? Ah...Yeah, this doesn't look very good. It's because of the unexpected Servant contract...

Dr. Roman: You never used your magic circuits and now they're running at full capacity. It's probably putting stress on your brain.

Dr. Roman: Mash, set up camp. It's time to make warm tea with plenty of honey.

Mash: Got it, Doctor. I think tea time is a good idea.

Caster: Oh, feeding yourselves before the final battle? Then maybe I'll go hunting for some wild boars.

Olga Marie: I'm sure there aren't any around here. Besides, forget about meat, if you must get something make it fruit.

Mash: ...I'm stuffed. I can't believe you had dried fruits with you, Director. Again, your level of preparation astonishes me.

Olga Marie: I just happened to have them. Citrus is effective against headaches. But that aside—

Olga Marie: ...

Fujimaru 1: Um, what is it, Director?

Fujimaru 2: Would you like seconds, Director?

Olga Marie: No, I'm full! But from now on, remember that I like coffee more than tea!

Olga Marie: N-No, that's not it. That's not what I wanted to...Oh, forget it!

Olga Marie: Th-The work you've done so far, has been passable. As the director of Chaldea, I have to give you credit.

Olga Marie: ...Hmph. What's that look for? I'm sure it's a fluke, but right now you're all we've got.

Olga Marie: What I'm saying is, keep it up and you might hear praise from me yet. I know that even a third-rater can do first-rate work.

Dr. Roman: Well, well, admitting that Fujimaru did a solid job. Have you eaten something sweet?

Olga Marie: Romani. If you've got time to be flapping your gums, use it to send Fujimaru a supply or two instead.

Olga Marie: I would feel bad if someone failed because they were ill-equipped. Especially, when they have been doing their best.

Dr. Roman: What's this? "Feel bad? " How kind of you. Director, does this mean you're finally opening up your heart?

Olga Marie: Idio...I-I meant pitiful! Pathetic! You couldn't even tell that?

Dr. Roman: Well, I never grow tired of watching young men and women interact. Although when it comes to young women, Director, you're not really...

Mash: Is that right? Certainly, the Director is older, but I feel like we have similar tastes. I feel affection for her.

Olga Marie: What are you going on about? I told you before that you're all just tools to me!

???: —(Mm, hmm)

Olga Marie: There, see? Even this shadowy-like monster-thing agrees with me!

Olga Marie: Huh? —Eeeeek! Mash, hurry up and get rid of it! It's gonna eat me! It's gonna eat me!

Section 11: Grand Order

Olga Marie: This is the Greater Grail...It's an ultra-superior Magical Reactor...What's it doing on this island nation in the Far East?

Dr. Roman: According to our data, it was built by an eminent family of alchemists called the Einzberns.

Dr. Roman: Though apparently they didn't belong to the Mage's Association, and were solely made of homunculi.

Caster: Sorry, that's it for the chitchat. The lady has noticed us.


Mash: ...Unbelievable magical output... Is that really King Arthur?

Dr. Roman: No question. She seems to have changed somehow but she's the king of Britain, Arthur, wielder of the Sacred Sword.

Dr. Roman: Her gender's different than the legend, but she had her reasons for dressing like a man in Camelot.

Dr. Roman: I mean, you can't assume the throne unless you're a man, right? She must've had to pretend to be a guy for family reasons.

Dr. Roman: I have an idea who's behind that. It's mentioned in the legends, but Merlin really does have a terrible taste.

Mash: Huh? Ah, you're right. I thought that person was a man, but it's a woman.

Caster: Don't be fooled by her appearance. She's a monster. Her power is not of muscle, but a ridiculous amount of magical energy.

Caster: Every single strike is massive. If you're not paying attention, the top half of your body will go flying.

Mash: Basically, just think of her like a human rocket. ...Understood, I'll fight back with everything I've got.

Caster: Good. If you defeat her, the anomaly in this town will disappear. Listen, that includes both me and her.

Caster: After that, it's your job. I don't know what will happen, but do the best you can.

Saber: —I see. You've got an interesting Servant with you.

Caster: What! You can talk? You were just maintaining your silence all this time?

Saber: Yes, and you were being watched the whole time you were chatting. I merely acted as a scarecrow.

Saber: But—it's interesting. I'm curious about that Noble Phantasm.

Saber: Be ready, strange girl. This sword shall test the truth of your shield.

Mash: Here she comes—Master!

Fujimaru 1: Yeah, let's fight together!

Fujimaru 2: Yeah, no way are we gonna lose this!

Mash: Yes! Mash Kyrielight, here I come!


Saber: —Hmph. Unbeknownst to me, my power has weakened. I stayed my hand at the very last moment.

Saber: I was going to defend the Holy Grail to the end, but I lost because my tenacity wavered.

Saber: Ultimately, no matter how my fate changes, I will always meet the same end if I'm alone.

Caster: What's that supposed to mean? Bastard, what do you know?

Saber: Eventually, you too will realize it, Ireland's Child of Light.

Saber: Grand Order—the battle to obtain the Holy Grail has only just begun.

Caster: Hey, wait! What do you mean by— Whoa! Oh crap, I am getting sent back too?

Caster: Dammit! I don't like this, but whatever. [♂ Kid /♀ Young Lady], I'm leaving the rest to you!

Caster: If there's a next time, try to summon me as a Lancer!

Mash: Confirming both Saber and Caster have vanished. ...Does that mean we've won?

Dr. Roman: Yes, you did a fine job, Mash, Fujimaru! The Director must be so pleased...Hey, where's the Director?

Olga Marie: Grand Order... How did that Servant know that name?

Fujimaru 1: Orders please, Director Marie.

Fujimaru 2: ...Is something the matter?

Olga Marie: Huh? O-Oh, right. Well done Fujimaru, Mash.

Olga Marie: Several points are unclear, but let's call this mission complete.

Olga Marie: First, let's retrieve that crystal. It's the reason Saber became abnormal...

Olga Marie: It's clearly the reason why Fuyuki City became a singularity.

Mash: Yes. An immediate retrieval—What?

???: Well, I didn't expect you'd get this far. Beyond my plan's expectations and my own tolerances.

???: Master Candidate #48. It was my mistake to naively overlook you as an improbable child.

Mash: Professor Lev?

Dr. Roman: Lev—! Professor Lev, you say? He's there?

Lev: Hm, is that Romani I hear? So, you survived as well.

Lev: I told you to come to the command room immediately, but it seems you didn't listen. Honestly—

Lev: Trash who can't even follow orders. Just the mere sight of it makes me want to throw up.

Lev: Why is it that humans always try to avoid their preordained destinies?

Mash: —! Master, fall back! Fall back, please!

Mash: That person is dangerous...Th... That isn't the Professor Lev we know!

Olga Marie: Lev...Oh, Lev! Lev! You're alive!

Olga Marie: Thank goodness! Without you, I don't know how I could protect Chaldea!

Mash: Director don't! That man is...

Lev: Hi, Olga. You seem well. Looks like you had a rough time, too.

Olga Marie: Yes, yes, that's right, Lev! The command room blew up, the city's in ruins, and I can't return to Chaldea!

Olga Marie: I'm going crazy from all these unforeseen complications! But it's okay, as long as you're here we'll be fine, right?

Olga Marie: That's how it's always been, right? You'll help me this time too, won't you?

Lev: Yes, of course. Honestly, all these complications have irritated me.

Lev: And the biggest complication is you, Olga. I set the bomb right under your feet, yet you still live.

Olga Marie: —What? ...L-Lev? Um, wh-what's that supposed to mean?

Lev: Sorry, you're not actually alive. You're already dead. Your body, at least, long ago.

Lev: Trismegistus thoughtfully transferred you into this land after you'd become residual thoughts.

Lev: You had no aptitude for Rayshift while alive, right? You can't teleport while you have a physical body.

Lev: Understand? You only gained the aptitude you so desired after you died.

Lev: That's why you can't return to Chaldea. The moment you do, your consciousness will vanish.

Olga Marie: Wh-What? I'll vanish? Wait...I can't return to Chaldea?

Lev: Indeed. But that's too sad of a story for you.

Lev: Let me show you the fate of the Chaldea that you devoted your entire life to.

Olga Marie: Wh-What is that? Chaldeas is bright red?

Olga Marie: It's a lie, right? It's just an illusion, right, Lev?

Lev: It's real. I've connected the dimensions for you. Having the Holy Grail allows me to do so.

Lev: Now behold, descendant of Animusphere. Behold your folly!

Lev: Not a sliver of blue representing human survival remains. Nothing but a burning, bright, red.

Lev: That is the outcome of this mission.

Lev: Isn't it wonderful, Marie? Once again, your incompetence has brought forth tragedy!

Olga Marie: Don't—Don't be absurd!

Olga Marie: I'm not responsible! I didn't fail! I'm not dead!

Olga Marie: Who are you? What have you done to my Chaldeas!

Lev: It isn't "yours. " Honestly— What an annoying girl you are!

Olga Marie: Wha...Something's pulling— my body across space—

Lev: I told you. That place is now connected with Chaldea.

Lev: I could kill you now, but there's no grace to that. I will grant you your final wish, instead.

Lev: Go ahead and lay hands on your treasure. Think of it as benevolence on my part.

Olga Marie: Wait—What do you mean, Lev? My treasure...You mean Chaldeas?

Olga Marie: No, stop, please! Chaldeas? A high-density body of data? A territory of dimensional anomaly?

Lev: Yes. No different from a black hole. Or perhaps a sun. Well, either way.

Lev: A human touching it would be a hellish disintegration on the molecular level. By all means, have a taste of infinite living death!

Olga Marie: No—No, no! Someone help me! Help! I...I don't want to die here!

Olga Marie: Because I've never been praised... I've never been praised by anyone!

Olga Marie: Why? Why does this always happen to me!?

Olga Marie: No one ever valued me! Everyone hated me!

Olga Marie: No! Stop! No, no, no, no, no... I haven't even accomplished anything yet!

Olga Marie: From the moment I was born, I've never been accepted by anyone—!

Fujimaru 1: Director!

Fujimaru 2: ...It's too late, we can't make it...

Fujimaru: !!!

Mash: No! Don't do it, Senpai! If you approach that man, you'll die the same way!

Lev: Oh? Impressive, for a Demi-Servant. You sense that I am a fundamentally different life form.

Lev: Shall I reintroduce myself? My name is Lev Lainur Flauros...

Lev: ...In charge of the year 2017 sent to dispose of you humans.

Lev: Are you listening, Dr. Romani? As a friend who studied magecraft with you, let me give you some final advice.

Lev: Chaldea is finished. You humans have reached the moment of your destruction.

Dr. Roman: ...Professor Lev. No. Lev Lainur.

Dr. Roman: What do you mean? Is it related to being unable to see 2019?

Lev: It's not "related. " It's the reality that this is the end.

Lev: Unable to observe the future, you babbled that it had "disappeared. " That was truly wishful thinking.

Lev: The future didn't disappear. It was incinerated. The moment Chaldeas was dyed crimson.

Lev: Your end is certain. Your era no longer exists.

Lev: Chaldeas' magnetic field may be protecting Chaldea, but any outside of it will face the same fate as Fuyuki City.

Dr. Roman: ...So, that was it.

Dr. Roman: We didn't lose contact with the outside world due to interference, we simply lost the outside world itself.

Lev: Hmpf, you really are perceptive. A shame I didn't kill you immediately.

Lev: But that too is futile resistance. If the time within Chaldea passes 2018 it will be wiped from this universe.

Lev: No one can change the outcome now. This is a rejection of humanity by human history.

Lev: You didn't perish because your inability to evolve, nor did you perish due to war with foreign species.

Lev: Rather, it was your own foolishness! Your incompetence! Because you lost the grace of our King!

Lev: Like a bunch of worthless scrap paper, you'll be burned away without a trace!

Lev: Ah, is this singularity at its limit?

Lev: ...Cursed Saber. If you'd just obeyed, you would have been allowed to live.

Lev: Even when given the Holy Grail, she caused trouble by wanting to sustain this era.

Lev: Farewell, Romani. And you Mash, Candidate #48.

Lev: Believe it or not, I have other things to do. My enjoyment of your destruction ends here.

Lev: Now, be swallowed by the dimensional warp. But I'm not that evil, I'll allow you to say a final prayer.

Mash: The underground cavern's collapsing! No, the cavern wasn't stable in the first place!

Mash: Doctor! Perform an emergency Rayshift!

Mash: At any rate, we can at least save Senpai!

Dr. Roman: Understood! I'm already doing it! But I'm sorry, it may collapse faster than I can fix it!

Dr. Roman: If it does, then do what you can on your side! I mean, we can survive in space for a few dozen seconds, right?

Mash: Sorry, but please shut up, Doctor! I'm so mad, I'm about to lose my cool!

Dr. Roman: Just hang on to your consciousness! If we don't lose that, I might salvage—

Mash: We won't make it!

Fujimaru 1: Mash, this way!

Fujimaru 2: Mash, you at least...

Mash: Senpai, your hand!

???: All right, you're a good boy. Want something to eat? Nuts? Or maybe fish?

???: Hm, not sure if you are a cat or a squirrel. But that's okay, you are pretty cute!

Fou: Fou... Kyu, kyu...

???: Hm? Ah, the hero has awakened. There, there, that's how a main character should be.

???: Good morning Fujimaru. You're conscious now?

Fujimaru 1: Where...

Fujimaru 2: Who are you?

???: Hm, you're not thinking straight yet? This is the first time we've spoken directly like this.

???: What? Are you shocked that you woke up to the sight of such a beauty? I understand, but I'm used to it.

Da Vinci: I'm Da Vinci, a Chaldea collaborator. Or perhaps the third summoned Heroic Spirit.

Da Vinci: Anyway, we'll talk later. Somebody's waiting for you, go to the command room.

Fujimaru 1: Someone's waiting?

Fujimaru 2: Is it the doctor?

Da Vinci: Roman? Roman's waiting too, but he's not important.

Da Vinci: Jeez, there's someone else, she's the important one. Guess you're not used to being the main character yet.

Fou: Fou, Fou!

Da Vinci: See? This little one says so, too. Come on, time to get up Fujimaru.

Da Vinci: From here on, you'll be the center of this story. The choices you make will probably save us all.

Da Vinci: Just like the multitudes of brave souls who weren't remembered by history as they saved humanity.

Da Vinci: You've been given a role to fight, not as a hero, but as a human walking a path that was preordained by the stars.

Mash: Good morning, Senpai. I am glad to see that you're okay.

Fujimaru 1: Good morning. Thank you, Mash.

Mash: I should be the one thanking you. I was able to stay conscious, thanks to you.

Fujimaru 2: Good morning. You were saved, Mash?

Mash: Yes, thanks to you holding my hand. I now believe that saying "what happens twice will happen thrice. "

Dr. Roman: Ahem. I'm all for your reunion, but could you bring your attention here, please.

Dr. Roman: First of all, congratulations on surviving and completing your mission Fujimaru. Well done.

Dr. Roman: While the situation was forced on you gradually, you bravely faced the challenges and overcame it.

Dr. Roman: That earned my respect and appreciation. Thanks to you, Mash and Chaldea were saved.

Dr. Roman: It's a shame about the Director, but we've no time to hold a service. All we can do is grieve.

Fujimaru 1: ...

Fujimaru 2: If I survived, then maybe the Director...

Dr. Roman: ...

Dr. Roman: Listen. We must defend humanity in the Director's place. That's how we pay her tribute.

Dr. Roman: I got the report about the crystal from Mash, and what Lev said.

Dr. Roman: From Chaldea's state, what Lev said was true. We can't contact the outside world.

Dr. Roman: The staff who left Chaldea haven't returned. I fear humanity has already been destroyed.

Dr. Roman: Chaldea seems to be the only place outside of the normal timeline. Perhaps it's staying on the timeline right before the collapse.

Dr. Roman: Think of it like a colony floating in space. The outside world is dead, until we do something about this situation.

Fujimaru 1: Can we even do it?

Fujimaru 2: Is there something we can do?

Dr. Roman: Of course. First, I want you to see this. We tried scanning Earth with the resurrected Sheba.

Dr. Roman: It's Earth of the past, not the future. The Fuyuki Singularity was destroyed, thanks to you.

Dr. Roman: But we hypothesize that the future was unchanged due to another cause.

Dr. Roman: The result being—

Dr. Roman: This distorted world map. A newly-discovered dimensional disturbance against which Fuyuki pales in comparison.

Dr. Roman: They say changing the past changes the future, but you can't overthrow the future by slightly altering the past.

Dr. Roman: History has the power to heal itself. You might be able to save a person or two...

Dr. Roman: ...But the end of that era— Will still end up with its definitive result unchanged.

Dr. Roman: But these singularities are different. These are humanity's turning points.

Dr. Roman: "What if this war didn't end? " "What if this naval voyage wasn't successful? "

Dr. Roman: "What if this discovery was wrong? " "What if this nation couldn't become independent? "

Dr. Roman: The ultimate decision point to determine the current state of humanity.

Dr. Roman: Destroying them is like causing the foundation of human history to crumble. That's what these seven singularities are.

Dr. Roman: The future had already been decided when these seven singularities formed. As Lev said, humanity doesn't make it to 2019.

Dr. Roman: —But, we're different. Chaldea has yet to reach that future.

Dr. Roman: Do you understand? Only we can fix this mistake. Now we have a chance to return the singularities to normal.

Dr. Roman: So here's the deal.

Dr. Roman: Rayshift into these seven singularities and get history back on track.

Dr. Roman: It's the only way to save humanity. However we are still powerless.

Dr. Roman: All other Master candidates are frozen. Mash is the only Servant we have.

Dr. Roman: I realize you're being forced into this situation. Even so, I'll still say it.

Dr. Roman: Master Candidate #48, Fujimaru.

Dr. Roman: If you wish to save humanity... If you wish to have a future beyond 2018.

Dr. Roman: Then you alone must go and face these seven singularities in human history.

Dr. Roman: Are you prepared to do this? Can you shoulder the burden of Chaldea and humanity's future?

Fujimaru 1: Of course.

Fujimaru 2: If it's something I can do.

Dr. Roman: —Thank you. With those words, our fate has been decided.

Dr. Roman: We will now carry out the Prevervation of Humanity as laid out by Olga Marie Animusphere, former director of Chaldea.

Dr. Roman: Our objective is the protection and recovery of human history. Our search target will be each era's relic and Grail.

Dr. Roman: Our opponent is history itself. Many great Heroic Spirits and legends will stand against you.

Dr. Roman: Challenging them is an act of blasphemy against the past. To save humanity, we must defy human history.

Dr. Roman: But this is the only way to survive. No, the only way to take back the future.

Dr. Roman: ...No matter what sort of end awaits us.

Dr. Roman: To reflect our determination, we shall abandon the original mission name, First Order.

Dr. Roman: This is now Chaldea's last yet original mission. The Grand Order!

Dr. Roman: In the name of the magical world's highest order. We will take back the future!