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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Angel View Post
    Given it buffs her defense, I keep imagining she shapeshifts on dragon scales defensively
    Like Semiramis?
    Either way I'm still stunned how many C-A-S regulars GO has hit / looks like it'll continue hitting, lol.
    Those lurkers were Nasu and Takeuchi mining for ideas.
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    CURSE YOU GRAND ORDER

    I shall never accept their Boudicca. Kiyohime seems okay though, not hugely far from how I went with her actually.

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    Redhead, likes to cook, just wants to save people no matter who they are. GO Boudica is Girl Shirou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcjon01 View Post
    Redhead, likes to cook, just wants to save people no matter who they are. GO Boudica is Girl Shirou.
    But that's Gudako!

    Wait... I'm imagining fem!Shirou patting Illya on the head and giving her riceballs... this is working more than it should...
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    canon finish apo vol 3

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    Only Arash-e Kammingir was in my WIP folder. Luckily I've already released Arjuna, Scathach, Brynhildr, Boudicca and Kiyohime.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh lol they actually kept the godawful character ideas for Benkei. He was one I was going to work on. Guess I still can since the GO one isn't even fucking Benkei.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcjon01 View Post
    Redhead, likes to cook, just wants to save people no matter who they are. GO Boudica is Girl Shirou.
    didn't shirou make onigiri as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Angel View Post
    Given it buffs her defense, I keep imagining she shapeshifts on dragon scales defensively or it's how she's producing her fireballs out of her sleeves/from behind her fan. Either way I'm still stunned how many C-A-S regulars GO has hit / looks like it'll continue hitting, lol.
    Most of the effects are fixed.
    So Vlad's shapeshift, Tamamo Cat's shapeshift, Kiyohime's shapeshift, probably Nursery Rhyme's shapeshift, all buff defense.
    Like if Kojrio and Herc's Eye of the Mind False adds dodge and buffs crit.
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    That's exaggerating my point.

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    That's the problem with a game, rigid fixed mechanical effects. Hopefully GO Character Materials fleshes out the concepts and functions of skills a bit more.

    I haven't paid attention, has GO gone with the ridiculously specialised and character specific skills we seem to have been getting more of lately? Like ones with titles or descriptions that could basically only be applied to that one Servant? I hate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagrant View Post
    That's the problem with a game, rigid fixed mechanical effects. Hopefully GO Character Materials fleshes out the concepts and functions of skills a bit more.

    I haven't paid attention, has GO gone with the ridiculously specialised and character specific skills we seem to have been getting more of lately? Like ones with titles or descriptions that could basically only be applied to that one Servant? I hate that.
    Marie is basically nothing -but- super specific skills and Boudicca's anti-Rome skill is the most exact requirements ever. But it's also been giving some new general application ones too.

    http://blogs.nrvnqsr.com/entry.php/3...te-GO-Profiles

    Skim this if you want to see some of the currently translated ones. MoC's being pretty awesome on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagrant View Post
    I'm somewhat amused that you didn't give Orpheus the existing Performance skill. Seems ideal for him.
    I was gonna, but five skills seemed like too much, and I didn't want him to only have music based skills. Hence Battle Continuation.
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    He's just putting the bone of his sword into other people until it explodes and lets out parts of him inside them.
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    Genderswaps are terrible, but I think I and other people would hate them less if Fate didn't keep ignoring actual heroines throughout history and folklore. Like, why bother turning Francis Drake into a woman when Ching Shih and Grace O'Malley exist?

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    Benkei's alright.

    Its hi looks that makes him wonky

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    Kiyohime's pretty great, yep yep.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mcjon01 View Post
    Redhead, likes to cook, just wants to save people no matter who they are. GO Boudica is Girl Shirou.
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    But that's Gudako!
    people are doing this just to annoy me
    argh
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    Yes, excellent. Go, Lyco, my proxy.
    F/GO SUPPORT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycodrake View Post
    people are doing this just to annoy me
    argh
    I'm sorry but that's a real thought I had when I met her in Rome, you aren't always on my mind Lyco.

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    Class:
    Berserker
    Alternate Classes: Assassin, Saber

    STR: C (B)
    END: D (C)
    AGI: D
    MGI: E
    LCK: D

    Class Skills

    Madness Enhancement (D): Most of Berserker's reason and fighting skill is retained, but he revels
    in battle and refuses to surrender or withdraw, gaining a Rank-up to STR and END during a fight.

    Personal Skills

    Innocent Monster (A): Though in life he was a valorous and loyal general, his image was distorted by a certain playwright.
    What remains of Berserker's personality is an ambitious but ruthless and honorless murderer. Believing himself beyond redemption,
    he has no qualms about violence or brutality.

    Charisma (B-): Was able to rule as king of Scotland for a short time, but his nature causes his allies' morale to drop. Sealed as Berserker.

    Victim
    Champion
    of Prophecy (A):
    Berserker gains this skill as a result of prophecy influencing the important events in his life. Firstly,
    due to the nature of those who made the prophecy, Berserker is given protection by the dark arts, and so gains the equivalent of
    Rank B Magic Resistance when faced with enemies who are Good-aligned. Secondly, it binds him to any form of prophecy or divination.
    The results of this can be favorable or catastrophic; for example, even a minor indication of victory can cause him to act and react
    in such a way that that victory can be attained. Conversely, bad omens will cause his downfall.


    Equipment: Berserker wears the plate armor of a European knight (as Assassin he can manifest it put prefers common clothing
    for stealth reasons), wields a longsword and shield bearing his coat of arms, and a Scottish claymore sheathed on his back.


    Noble Phantasms

    Dunsinane~Damned Be He Who First Cries! (B+, Support)

    A conceptual blessing of invulnerability that was revealed by prophecy and was a major plot point in Shakespeare's play.
    Berserker was told by agents of Hecate that "no man of woman born" may harm him, and he took this to mean that he was
    invincible, and he became so in order to preserve the drama of the story, until the end when he was killed by a man who
    had been born via caesarian section. Damage taken from attacks B-ranked or lower are instantly healed, and attacks exceeding
    B-rank are made shallower and thus take one round longer to heal. This scales up to B+ for Noble Phantasms. As in his legend,
    this can be circumvented by those who were not born naturally, such as the homunculus son of the King of Knights, or the many
    Greek heroes who were born from the earth itself. If attacked by one of these, their attacks gain a + modifier against Berserker.


    Lady Macbeth~Out, Damned Spot! (C, Anti-Unit)

    A mental interference effect that radiates from Berserker when he draws blood from an enemy. Those who look upon him for a short
    time afterward are imprinted with the concept of "guilt" of any blood they have shed. Even the most hardened warrior will revert to
    shock at their actions. They begin to experience visions of blood on their hands and crippling pangs of guilt for those whose lives they have taken,
    which may lead to a significant drop in fighting strength and even suicide. As a mental interference effect, it can be nullified by relevant skills.

    Background
    Mac Bethad mac Findlaích (anglicised as Macbeth) is the eponymous antihero of William Shakespeare's great tragic play. Though based on
    an historical king, the play presents a highly inaccurate picture of his reign and personality. The likely reason for Shakespeare's
    unflattering depiction of Macbeth is that King James VI was descended from Malcolm III via the Margaretson kings, the House of
    Bruce and his own House of Stewart whereas Macbeth's line died out with the death of Lulach six months after his step-father.
    Shakespeare was too astute to risk causing any offence to his own monarch.

    The tragedy begins amid a bloody civil war when Macbeth and his lieutenant, Banquo, encounter the three witches, who prophesy that
    Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and, shortly afterward, King, while Banquo will produce a line of kings, though he himself will
    never rule. When the battle is won, largely due to Macbeth and Banquo, King Duncan honors his generals with high praise and rewards
    Macbeth with the title of Thane of Cawdor.

    After the first meeting with the witches, it becomes apparent that Macbeth has already begun to consider murdering Duncan and taking
    his place. Macbeth becomes fixated on the prophecy, ignoring Banquo's advice that “oftentimes to win us to our harm these instruments
    of darkness tell us truths…to betray us in deepest consequence
    ”. When he returns home, Lady Macbeth tries to convince him to kill Duncan.
    Macbeth at first refuses, but changes his mind when she accuses him of cowardice. Giving in to his ambition, he kills Duncan and plants
    evidence of the regicide on two guards, whom he also kills. He hears voices that say “Macbeth shall sleep no more. Macbeth does murder
    sleep
    ”. He acknowledges that only the innocent sleep and that sleep is “the balm of hurt minds”. The king's sons, Malcolm and Donalbain,
    fear they will be blamed for Duncan's death and flee the country. Macbeth is then crowned king.

    Macbeth becomes a tyrant, brutally stamping out any real or perceived threats to his power. He believes himself to be beyond redemption,
    in blood stepp'd in so far, that, ... returning were as tedious as go o'er”. Macbeth decides to hire two murderers to kill Banquo and his
    son Fleance, with a third murderer sent later to assist. Banquo is murdered, but his son Fleance survives. Macbeth goes to the witches for
    counsel, and they tell him that he will not be defeated "until Birnam wood move to high Dunsinane", and that "no man of woman born" may
    harm him. Macbeth takes this to mean that he is invincible. Nevertheless, Macbeth decides to get rid of Macduff, and sends assassins to
    kill him and his entire family. Macduff escapes harm, but his wife, her young son and their entire household are brutally murdered.
    Macduff swears revenge and joins forces with Malcolm to overthrow Macbeth.

    Lady Macbeth is overcome with guilt; she dies and it is later postulated that she committed suicide. Now completely alone, Macbeth
    laments that life is a "tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." By the end of the play Macbeth learns
    that the witches' second set of prophecies have hidden meanings: Malcolm's army carries shields made from Birnam wood to Macbeth's
    fortress in Dunsinane, and Macduff reveals that he was prematurely removed from his mother's womb, meaning that he technically was
    not "of woman born". Beaten but still defiant, Macbeth declares, "Lay on Macduff, and damned be he who first cries, hold, enough!"
    In the ensuing duel, Macduff kills Macbeth and cuts off his head.
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    That's a pretty cool sheet. Nice touch with the distortion to his personality.



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    Servant Class: Saber, Archer, Lancer, Assassin and Berserker


    Name:
    Cain
    True Name
    True Name: Aclima, Cain's Twin Sister

    Height: 159 cm
    Weight: 49 kg
    Alignment: Neutral Evil

    Nasuverse Lore
    History:

    Before Adam and Eve conceived Abel and Awani, the serpent planted his seed on Eve making her give birth to twins Cain and Aclima who were both human and angelic. This was unbeknownst to Adam, who treated the two as his own children. God, however, knew of this scheme by the devil yet decided to not interfere as the twins were still in possession of the man's blood and their future actions will dictate their fate.

    Eventually, Abel and Cain grew as close brothers while Awani, the younger sister, and Aclima, the older sister, never got along. While Awani was as diligent and sincere as her mother, Aclima was fierce, courageous and daring which made her the second woman after her mother to be called, "beautiful."

    When Cain reached the age of 15 and Abel reached the age of 13, God gave Adam a message that it was time for them to produce descendants. To avoid incest, Cain was to be married with Awani, Abel's other half, while Abel will take Aclima as his wife. Cain was fine with the engagement yet to Aclima, who was headstrong, preferred Cain than Abel, and went against God's orders. Cain, who was affectionate of his other half, tried to quell her disapproval but to no avail, prompting him to request to God for a proper mode of selection. God was furious of the two's objections but seeing as Cain wanted a fair outcome, consented with the latter's request.

    It was then the fated day came. Abel and Cain both gave each other their offerings but God ultimately praised the younger of thet two rather than the older. It was then decided that, through the offerings, Aclima will have no choice but to marry her brother, Abel. Unfortunately, the devil's temptation lured the young girl into the darkness. As the devil whispered into her heart,"God has no power over you. You are your own, brave child, my daughter, take what you desire with your own hands." And so, Aclima, approached Abel, who was helping their mother, and asked him to come with her as Cain needed his help. What came afterwards was the infamous 'first murder' of humanity.

    According to stories, Abel was murdered through the stone, but in truth it was a mystery on how the killing happened. Cain found out of his brother's demise after he was able to track down the two when he was asked to fetch for them by their father, Adam. "What have you done, my sister?" He asked, bewildered and confused. "We can now be together, forever, my brother." Eve came, after being warned by the devil, and witnessed the lifeless body of her son. Contrary to popular belief, the snake never told Eve who killed Abel, and so she asked, "What happened? Who killed Abel?" while crying and appearing weak.

    As Cain was affectionate of his other half, he answered his mother with a lie, "It was I who killed Abel."

    God brought divine judgment on both Aclima and Cain. For the young girl for committing murder, and for the young boy for telling a lie. It was, however, Aclima who was given the mark of the sinner and not Cain. But, to share the pain of her sister, Cain carved into his head the stigma given by God, sharing and actually gaining the position of the murderer for all eternity.

    Adam rebuked the twin siblings, while Awani came with Cain as the promised God made to Cain still persisted. Aclima, on the other hand, chose to wander alone. Travelling the Earth for all her life with the curse that will not let her die. Until the end, she never knew how she died. All she knew was she had sinned and that, her life was almost erased in history.

    None knew of what had happened to her after Cain went to the Land of Nod.

    The legend of the first murder persisted through history. . . .and was the only thing that remained of her existence.

    Notes: She is not considered a Heroic Spirit that can be normally summoned, but an Anti-Hero. So, the rule of Gil being the first and oldest Heroic Spirit is broken by her summoning---which in fact, not. She predates Gil yet she doesn't in terms of being a Heroic Spirit. Although she resides in the Throne of Heroes, her identity as an Anti-Hero contraries the idea that no one before Gil could be summoned.



    Parameters:

    Lancer

    Lancer

    Strength: B+
    Endurance: C
    Agility: A
    Mana: C
    Luck: E
    Noble Phantasm: B

    Class Skills:

    Magic Resistance: D
    ~Cancel Single-Action spells. Magic Resistance of the same degree of an amulet that rejects magical energy.



    Saber

    Saber


    Strength: B+
    Endurance: B
    Agility: A
    Mana: B
    Luck: E
    Noble Phantasm: B

    Class Skills:

    Magic Resistance: D
    ~Cancel Single-Action spells. Magic Resistance of the same degree of an amulet that rejects magical energy. Although she was summoned in the class of Saber, due to the lack of magical mysteries during her time, she has a rare low defense against thaumaturgy.

    Riding: B
    ~ Most vehicles can be handled with ease.



    Archer

    Archer

    Strength: C+
    Endurance: C
    Agility: A
    Mana: C
    Luck: E
    Noble Phantasm: B

    Class Skills:

    Magic Resistance: D
    ~Cancel Single-Action spells. Magic Resistance of the same degree of an amulet that rejects magical energy.

    Independent Action: A
    ~ Can remain in this world for a week even after losing his Master. However, to use Noble Phantasms of great Magical Energy consumption, back up from the Master is necessary.


    Assassin


    Assassin

    Strength: D+
    Endurance: D
    Agility: A
    Mana: C
    Luck: E
    Noble Phantasm: B

    Class Skills:

    Presence Concealment: EX
    ~It is possible to become one with The World. Efficiency will decrease to A+ once preparations to attack are taken. As she was one who had wandered across the world for almost a millenia, she had learned how to adapt and to blend herself to her surroundings. This enabled her to haunt without prior experience in hunting.



    Berserker

    Berserker

    Strength: B+
    Endurance: C
    Agility: A+
    Mana: C
    Luck: E
    Noble Phantasm: B

    Class Skills:

    Mad Enhancement: E
    ~Only grants a modifier to agility. Though she is not strictly mad due to Mad Enhancement, she had obtained the tendency to be very aggressive similar to a Yandere.

    (possible to be summoned with a Double Summon of the Assassin Class, undoubtly, the best class combination for her)



    Personal Skills

    Schema of the Banished: A
    ~Skill to be given to those who were rebuked or banished from their homeland, resulting to one being a wanderer and without any relatives to be with. One who had traveled across the world, the rank of this skill depended on one's time on his/her venture while being independent and self-sufficient of living. A skill she obtained while bearing the curse. With this skill, all parameters excluding MGK and LCK obtains a plus modifier when operating without a Master or is 1 mile away from her Master.

    Divinity: B
    ~She was the son of Eve and the serpent, or in some stories, Yaldaboth.

    Natural Body: B
    ~She was born with a natural body as the first child of the first woman of humanity. In another sense, she could be considered the first demi-god.

    Noble Phantasms:

    Silk of Eden: "Cloth of the Garments of Adam"
    Rank: C
    Type: Anti-Unit(SELF)

    Max. no. of targets: 1
    Max. no. of range: 0

    Description:

    A piece of cloth that was taken from the Garments of Eden, given to Adam as God's overseer of His works, and would later be passed on to the son of Noah and then to the son of Cush. This was never mentioned on any accounts about the curse by God towards the first murderer, however, it was said that the first murderer covered the accursed mark in order to conceal its identity to anyone. Although rebuked by her own Father, she received this cloth in order to hide her sin and shaming of their family. As it came from the divine Garments, it's capable of granting protection to the one it covers. In her case, it disables her Noble Phantasm, Divine Stigm: "Cursed Protection", and grants her the ability to conceal her identity, class and personal skills as well as parameters. As she was someone who disappeared from history, she too, will act as a Servant that came from nowhere--not even from history.


    "Divine Stigma: "Cursed Protection"

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    Rank: B
    Type: Anti-Unit(SELF)

    Max. no. of targets: 1
    Max. no. of range: 0

    Description:

    The stigma branded by God to the person who committed the first Murder. It gave her the divine protection from premature death. Anyone who sees the mark will feel the divine essence of it---and then, although they are lacking of Instinct, will intuitively know that killing her will result to divine punishment. It's possible to harm her, however, attacks her that are considered fatal are voided by the divine protection and the damage is returned to the attacker multiplied sevenfold.

    As a negative side effect, anyone who sees the cursed mark will know her identity, all her skills (class and personal) and the effects of this Noble Phantasms as well as consequences, are revealed to them---to a Master, Servant, a normal human, or even an animal.

    Qayin: "The First Murder"
    Rank: B+
    Type: Anti-Unit

    Max. no. of targets: 1
    Max. no. of range: (depending on class)

    Description:

    The act that would later be told in history and religion: the first murder. It's the sin that led to the first murderer's fateful demise which caused her to be branded as an infamous person for all eternity. It's a miraculous action--in spite of its form--as none but the first murderer has--as no one before her had ever known the idea and the concept of Murder. It takes the form of many crystallizations in each class so long as the act of killing is done. A spear in the Lancer, a sword in the Saber, an arrow in the Archer, a dagger in the Assassin and an axe on the Berserker class.

    It appears as a normal weapon but its truest form is the conceptual incarnation of the first killing: a conceptual Noble Phantasm. The concept of "death" is applied to the target. This is a Noble Phantasm that only the first murderer could possess. So long as "the weapon meant to kill" was used at the target, then "death" applies regardless to which degree the wound dealt by the weapon had done.

    This Noble Phantasm pierces through any kind of divine protection and nullifies anything that erases the concept of "death" on the target (like immortality, invincibility, or restoration of life). This Noble Phantasm can only be used once and should be done without her killing anyone prior to this.

    To survive this Noble Phantasm is to possess an Anti-Purge or an Anti-Evil noble Phantasm or Luck that is considered Divine Interference.
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    Our Prince, the One-Reed Feathered Serpent
    Class: Saver
    Alignment: Neutral Good
    Parameters:

    • Strength: A
    • Endurance: B
    • Agility: A
    • Mana: B
    • Luck: C
    • Noble Phantasm: A++


    Class Skills:

    Charisma - A+ - At this rank, Charisma becomes almost supernatural. Even those who are morally opposed to them may be swayed by their words.

    Counter Hero - C - Saver induces an effective 1-rank parameter reduction against any opponent that can be classified as a 'Hero.' The parameter-down effect is an added “minus” in the circumstance that the opponent is of the 'Antihero' category.

    Personal Skills:

    Territory Creation - EX - Saver can collect materials, as well as enhance materials, in order to recreate Tollan, a massive flying temple-pyramid. He can also “sanctify” an area by creating a powerful bounded field in his immediate area. This area of sanctification can reach to the size of a city. Within the space the cost of all the servants spells are 1/3 their usual cost, and mana regeneration is doubled. The servant is able to track all intruders within their territory.​

    Ehecacozcatl - EX - The symbol that brands Saver as the human form of the god Quetzalcoatl, creator of humanity, god of hope and of the winds. Unconditionally reduces the damage dealt by physical attacks, conceptual attacks, and inter-dimensional attacks by a value equivalent to the Servant's HP. It also functions as a Divinity skill of the same rank. In addition, it provides Saver with an unparalleled control over wind.

    Noble Phantasm:

    Chicoacolli Icnopil: Return of the Promised Sun - Anti-Unit - A curved wooden baton. It is split where a hilt on a sword would be, and the two pieces are joined by a twisting array of vine like roots made of the same material as the baton. Inside this array, visible from the outside, is a glassy jewel-like sphere, sparkling like the stars in the sky. This Noble Phantasm is the crystallized hopes and dreams of the people he left behind; the people who prayed and spoke of his eventual return. The baton is made of wood, filled in some places with resplendent gold to give the ancient material a solid smooth surface. This weapon is the essence of Topiltzin's legend, crystallized and turned into an object he could use. It is a powerful weapon, and an extension of his self. Every attack with this weapon feels as though every person who ever believed in Topiltzin is attacking at the same time, and their forces add up exponentially. To be hit with this weapon is to be hit by the combined strength of an entire people. Once a successful strike is made, glowing motes explode out from the weapon, saturating the area with divine light. Rank: A++

    Cuzcatlan Tollan: Paradise Among the Reeds - Fortress - A flying city structure adorned with pyramidal temples reaching great heights. It can either be created from an existing city by converting the buildings within it through his EX rank Territory Creation, or Saver can construct it from scratch using just great amounts of earth, stone, water, seeds, and sunlight. The bounded field created within the structure extends into a sphere around it, within which Saver’s parameters and general ability is increased. It is not so much a weapon as it is a floating stronghold that can easily be turned into a mobile battlefield. Within the bounded field there is always a warm sunlight shining down upon the city, providing the bountiful plant-life with sustenance. Rank: A

    A messianic figure. Stats and NP ranks are all based off of Extra's Saver, Buddha. If Topiltzin is OP, it's because Buddha is too


    Background:

    Ce Acatl Topiltzin, Our Prince One-Reed Feathered Serpent in Nahuat, son of Mixcoatl, the cloud serpent, and Chimalman, the shield hand, was the Lord of the Toltecs and ruler of the City of Tollan. Not much exists of his history before his rule, but it is said that he proved himself first as a warrior and secondly as a priest for his people. His first decree as king of his people was to ban the inhuman sacrifice of their fellow man and them offer the gods animals instead of each other. As penance, to prove that he was still faithful to the gods and that they agreed with his proclamation, he set himself on fire on a remote island and survived, thus creating the cult of the Serpent. To appease the lack of human sacrifices, the practitioners would sacrifice their own health for the gods, though by bleeding as opposed to holy fire. Topiltzin continued to improve the lives of his people, thus becoming more and more of a god, beloved by his vassals, and revered for generations. After years of rule, he left Tollan to spread his beneficial ways through all of Mesoamerican. They say that one day, Topiltzin will return to Tollan and retake Central America for the Native People, and thus restore the land to its former ancient glory. This belief in him was so pronounced that simply using his name in an oath or by connecting yourself to him in some way you would immediately be trusted.

    And this, of course, lead to the downfall of his people. Yet they never stopped believing in their God-King, and in his return.
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    CIL 11, 06721,28

    To be fair, not what you’d usually think of as important to a great summoning ritual. Lots of chanting in some hoary old tongue, yes (which makes about as much sense as that mess of numbers and letters above to anyone without the training). Some grand artefact of antiquity: the magic sheath of Arthur, the first skin ever shed by a snake, the sandals of Hermes as loaned to Perseus– all those sound good. CIL 11, 06721,28? What’s that? We’re magi, we don’t cast spells in computer code or whatever the hell that is!

    But what it means is this little bit of lead in my hand. Still not inspiring, honestly. It’s about the size of my thumb; it’s worn and faded; and the museum in Perugia I stole it from probably won’t notice it’s missing for a hundred years or so. (And won’t care even then).

    But what that little bit of lead says is this:


    PR. PIL.
    L. XII
    SCAEVA
    Senior centurion, of the first company.
    The Twelfth Legion (of the Father of the Country, of ancient time, the victorious, the lightning-bearers)
    Scaeua

    Scaeua! Marcus Cassius Scaeua! Promoted to his rank under Caesar himself for rescuing the army during the disaster at Dyrrachium. Perhaps the greatest warrior during the greatest civil war of all Rome’s many, brutal, civil wars. Who survived all that, and went on – as this very slingshot shows – to serve under Caesar’s son Octavian during the siege of Perugia, and who thus helped both of the men who finally turned the Republic into an Empire. I could hardly ask for more.

    The scene is set, and my summoning begins.

    He flashes into being on the last syllable. He is a terrible sight: a mess of blood and scars and broken spears still in his body, holding a dull blade, wearing a shattered helm with a missing eye beneath it, and carrying a shield so full of holes that it might as well not be there. And it is also the most beautiful sight I’ve seen, for this is Scaeua at his greatest and most lordly, the soldier unbroken by death itself.

    I draw myself up, check that my long-nosed, balding glamour is properly in place, and give him his orders:
    “Aue, Scaeua. Caesar tibi imperat uincamus.”
    Hail, Scaeua. Caesar commands thee: let us conquer.


    Name: Marcus Cassius Scaeua
    Class: Shielder
    Gender: Male
    Master: Rosa Lombardi
    Alignment: Chaotic Evil

    Parameters
    Strength: B
    Constitution: A
    Agility: D
    Magic: E
    Luck: B
    Noble Phantasm: C


    Class Skills
    Home Ground Defence: D
    Protective power displayed in defence of an ally or their territory. Extends damage reduction to allies but not oneself. At this low rank, effects are limited to a few friendly targets.
    Scaeua’s idea of ‘defence’ mostly involves killing anyone attacking him or his commander: he’s not a complicated man. As a result, he provides little reactive defence and, if an attack is already made, he must usually interpose his own body to stop it.

    Personal Skills
    Battle Continuation: A
    Defiance of injuries. The ability to keep fighting through almost every wound, trivial or mortal.
    Scaeua’s indomitable endurance was one of his most notorious attributes, often bringing comparisons to a fortress or a holy elephant. His ‘armour’ (the weapons of his enemies lodged in his body) at the battle of Dyrrachium is the most famed instance of this. As long as he has a Caesar to defend, his body will stand and will fight, not matter what.

    Divinity: E+
    Rank as a Divine Spirit; overcomes equivalent ranks of purge resistance. Negligible remnants of a god’s possession.
    Scaeua was briefly worshipped as the avatar of a god after his great feat at Dyrrachium. Perhaps this is true, or perhaps it is not, but Scaeua still carries a little of the divine aura about him to this day. It is possible that in battle one may see the legend recreated.


    Noble Phantasms
    Mortis Amor
    I Rule Atop A Mountain of Corpses


    “My Love of Death”, as Scaeua put it, “is greater than your love of Pompey and the senate’s cause.” At Dyrrachium, Scaeua, imbued with power by the god Valour, fed on battle and bloodshed. As long as Scaeua is in battle, he gains +500HP and Mad Enhancement at rank D. Strength and Constitution are raised, in exchange for the narrowing of Scaeua’s mind. His loyalty to Caesar, already fanatical, becomes overwhelming and he will do everything to advance his general’s cause, no matter how suicidal.
    If the battle ceases, Scaeua regains his mind but loses his accumulated parameters and HP, which can be lethal if he was only alive because of their support. A Master seeing this should heal Scaeua – potentially with a Command Spell – before his Battle Continuation is overcome and he expires.

    Rank: C
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Range: 1
    Maximum Targets: 1 person


    Foramina CCXXX
    My Commander's Regard


    “Two Hundred and Thirty Holes” is the ragged remnant of Scaeua’s shield after the battle of Dyrrachium, when he was showered with every kind of missile the Pompeians had. It was shown to Caesar as proof of his soldier’s heroism and is therefore the most prized of Scaeua’s possessions despite its almost total destruction and lack of power. Irregularly for a Shielder-class Servant, this Noble Phantasm provides no defensive capability, and is only used to bludgeon enemies. (Scaeua’s blunted sword can also only deal crushing damage at this point).
    If the shield could be repaired, there would be significant consequences.

    Rank: E-
    Type: Barrier
    Range: 1-2
    Maximum Targets: 1 person


    Legend
    A veteran centurion of Julius Ceasar’s armies, Scaeua first came to prominence for his exploits in Gallia, against the “savage peoples” of the Rhone. This brought him up from the ranks, but it was at the brutal siege of Dyrrachium, against his own countrymen, that he was to become a hero.

    Pompey, now Caesar’s direct adversary in the field for the first time in the war, launched an attack out of his camp against the besiegers’ fortified lines. Four legions, totalling perhaps twenty thousand men, descended upon Minicius’ citadel and all but overran it in a surprise attack. The only defenders that remained were a single cohort of less than five hundred soldiers, commanded by Scaeua: all that stood between Pompey and the flanking, and thence utter defeat, of Caesar’s army.

    Scaeua hacked his way across the ramparts, reclaiming them with ringing shouts of “CAESAR” and then began to literally bury his enemies in their own corpses, hurling the dead back down to crush the rest of the attackers. He stabbed them, slashed them, burned them and tore away masonry to smash their skulls. When the bodies had reached up to the wall, making a ramp for him, he jumped down and started the business of killing four legions by himself while his men nervously watched from the safety of their reconquered walls.

    The Pompeians then managed to do what Scaeua had exhorted his own soldiers to do in Caesar’s name: dull their foe’s sword not with armour or even bone, but with sheer volume of lifeblood. Dying, they broke his helm, and he fought on; dying, they tore away his armour, and he fought on. Eventually, he was so pincushioned by spears and swords that it acted like a new armour for him, and it was practically impossible for anyone to inflict a new wound on him, though he should have died long ago from those already gained. A certain archer from Crete, whose particular speciality was in shooting out the eyes of his opponents, even landed a shot, one which had already killed three other centurions that day; Scaeua tore out arrow and eyeball both, and trampled on them to show his contempt.

    At last these bloodied, fearful legions retreated from the unkillable monster who raged in their midst. Exhausted, Scaeua seemed to collapse, and when the Pompeians heard him beg for quarter and treatment, they rushed forward to claim him. But, when they came close, he forced his dull blade through one of his ‘rescuers’ by main strength and, reinvigorated by his enemy’s death, began once again putting his foes to the slaughter.

    Between this and oncoming Caesarean reinforcements, the Pompeians drew back a second time, and Scaeua was carried out of the fray in honour by soldiers proclaiming him the living embodiment of the god Valour. Caesar himself came to visit this man who had stood more unshakeably than a fortress, and was presented with his shield, pierced in two hundred and thirty different places. (This, perhaps, was not surprising since one hundred and thirty thousand missiles were discovered to have been fired at the fort during Pompey’s breakout). On the spot, Caesar promoted the man from a centurion of the eighth cohort to one of the first, the senior centurion of an entire legion, jumping seven ranks in the process, and gave him a reward of some two hundred thousand sesterces.

    As part of the Twelfth Legion, Scaeua was at Caesar’s side for the rest of the Civil War, fighting at Pharsalus and in Egypt. Lucan’s unfinished epic poem about the terrors of those times currently ends with Caesar in Alexandria gazing on Scaeua:
    Caesar fixed his eyes on Scaeua,
    In the thick of battle: he who had earned his name of eternal glory
    On your fields, Dyrrachium, where he alone held the breached
    Walls of the fort against the trampling Magnus.

    With the war won, Scaeua stayed by Caesar’s side in Rome, guarding him against the intrigues of the resentful defeated. He became well-known for his closeness to his general, and for his straightforward advocacy of the army: he demanded that the Senate give up the land and pay promised to all the soldiers of the war, however much they delayed. Yet, his newfound wealth and his old prowess with the blade aside, he was no match for the intrigues of senators, and soon Caesar was cut down by the daggers of cowardly politicians.

    His master slain, Scaeua returned to the field of battle, bringing the Twelfth Legion to Octavian’s side as he fought for the Divine Julius’ legacy. Thus, even though one failed to claim dominance of Rome, Scaeua brought his second Caesar to rule an Empire.


    In a Grail War
    Our introductory Master is very intelligent in constructing a Caesarean illusion for commanding Scaeua, since it ensures his utter devotion: it’s probably the best way to get full use out of him. Of course, it does risk all the consequences of Scaeua finding out should she be unmasked …

    Scaeua might have helped raise Octavian to the highest power in Rome, but this was mostly in memory of Julius. He answers the summoning of the Grail in order to undo the assassination of his beloved general.

    While Scaeua can be incredibly brave and self-sacrificing in battle, or in any case that Caesar requires him, he’s not actually a very ‘good’ person. He’s an Iron Age career soldier – one who fought in some particularly acrimonious wars, for that matter – used to the … relaxed notions of civilisation that war engenders. ‘Pronus ad omne nefas’ is how Lucan characterises him: ready for every forbidden deed.


    Sources
    Primary
    Lucan, Pharsalia 6.144-262, 10.543-546
    Caesar, Civil War III.53
    Suetonius, Diuus Julius 68
    M. Valerius Maximus 3.2.23
    Plutarch, Caesar, 16
    Cicero, Letters to Atticus 13.23 and 14.10
    Florus, Epitome 2.13.40
    Appian, Civil Wars 2.60
    Cassius Dio, Roman History, 37.53
    CIL 11, 06721,28 (Image of this above is from K. Zangemeister, Ephemeris Epigraphica VI, tav. IX, nr. 5, via the Epigraphic Database Roma).

    Secondary
    Du Bois, M., "Legio" (Volume 2), pp. 123-4
    Fratantuono, L., "Madness Triumphant: A Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia", pp. 226-231
    Gorman, V., "Lucan’s Epic Aristeia and the Hero of the Bellum Civile"
    Leigh, M., "Lucan: Spectacle and Engagement", pp. 158-190
    Pelling, C., "Plutarch: Caesar", pp. 212-3


    Notes

    Distortions of the truth:
    Scaeua's legend as I've presented it here is pretty much just a synopsis of Lucan's telling of his battle without any changes. Being part of an epic poem, it's blatantly dramatized, though there are plenty of mentions of piles of bodies and the like in the other accounts. Most other sources at least have his men trying to back him up, not solo the enemy army, and restrict his injuries to between three and six mortal blows (the eye, the thigh, and the shoulder are the minimum). Even so, Caesar’s account is that “it was obvious that in great part the retention of the fort was due to his efforts.”

    I’m using Suetonius’ ludicrous numbers for the soldiers (four legions against a cohort?!), though again Caesar makes vague noises about a single cohort being at the centre of the battle.
    Other accounts, which may be confused about the various identities involved, have others of the centurions whose eyes were shot out survive. (Nor was this the work of some singular archer with a really weird NP, as far as we can tell).

    Caesar’s account only says he gave Scaeua “two hundred thousand”, and doesn’t specify the unit. Various people interpret that as asses or sesterces (mostly asses), and in the absence of me having any clue why, I’m going for the bigger unit.

    The sources mostly converge on one hundred and twenty holes in Scaeua’s shield, but numbers are notoriously susceptible to manuscript corruption. I’m going with the biggest variant I can find, where a text of Caesar’s says two hundred and thirty.

    Caesar says 30,000 missiles were found in the fort: Suetonius adds a c for 130,000. This honestly might just be a manuscript error as well: who knows?

    Suetonius puts Scaeua in Legio VI, while our bullet left over is from Legio XII. While it’s not at all implausible for Scaeua to be transferred with his promotion, and it genuinely would fit with the recorded movements and battles of Caesar and Scaeua, it is also possible that the XII just happened to have a primipilus also called Scaeua. But other people like the idea, and I really like it, and it’s boring the other way.


    Undistortions:
    I am not conflating M. Cassius Scaeua with P. Scaeuius, who served with Caesar in Britain. There’s honestly enough doubt in the accounts – and indeed some manuscripts actually render them the same – that you could make a reasonable argument for the separate identification to be wrong. (So, for example, Leigh at p. 168). But I’m fairly convinced by the arguments against, and I didn’t really need the extra stuff from the British tale, so I’m allowing them their own identities.

    Yes, the elephant comparison is real. MEMES.
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    class skills for shielder are MR and Riding.
    Boring I know.
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    That is boring. I suppose MR would be pretty high since it's a defensive class?
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    He's just putting the bone of his sword into other people until it explodes and lets out parts of him inside them.
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    Genderswaps are terrible, but I think I and other people would hate them less if Fate didn't keep ignoring actual heroines throughout history and folklore. Like, why bother turning Francis Drake into a woman when Ching Shih and Grace O'Malley exist?

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    class skills for shielder are MR and Riding.
    Boring I know.


    So that skill is just a thing for Mashu? What a waste.
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