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    Some girls are all about it
    Some girls they love to let it fly
    Some girls can't live without it
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    here is a list of my servant sheets(now with my mages sheets too!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoydGolden View Post
    Out of curiosity, has anyone here done a Marcus Aurelius sheet?
    Use the Search function. It's a thing that exists.

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    Hmm, I'm thinking of doing a summer Washington.

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    Oh and towards strength go take a look at Washington the athlete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venomking View Post
    Hmm, I'm thinking of doing a summer Washington.
    Honestly curious what your take on a summer Servant could be...

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    I was just trying to make conversation.

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    I'm really surprised that nobody had made a Plutarch sheet yet...

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    I tried it didn't go well, trust me I tried Plutarch I just couldn't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venomking View Post
    I tried it didn't go well, trust me I tried Plutarch I just couldn't do it.
    Well, I admit that by just looking at his lore, history and works, it seems that this guy is too complex to make a proper sheet out of him...

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    Wonder what kind of NP should I make to represent his Parallel Lives and Moralia...

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    Well, I got the sudden idea to try this, had to do some look around as well, but...honestly, not 100% if I made it work right. Any feedback is appreciated. Also, help with the NP's Chinese name, since...I can't Chinese.

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    Archer [Hou Yi] - “The Divine Archer of the Sun”

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

    Class Skill
    Magic Resistance - B+
    Independent Action - C

    Height/Weight: 176cm・62kg
    Source: Chinese Mythology
    Region: China
    Alignment: Chaotic ・ Good
    Gender: Male

    A famous archer from ancient Chinese mythology. Hailed as a divine being descended from the heavens to aid the people, he fought many of the threats and plagues that struck China, and gained reputation for his incredible skill with the bow.

    Born and raised in the streets until found by Emperor Yao, who appointed him into his personal suite after he demonstrated his skills in archery, unmatched by anyone else. From here, he began his crusade to rid the land of the monsters and creatures that wreaked havoc upon it. It was during this period in his life that he met and rescued Chang’e, who would then become his wife. He also met the young Feng Meng, another archer who was eager to accompany the hero.

    During his travels, he encountered the source of the nine suns that were scorching the land, a group of firebirds nested from three neighboring peaks. Using only one arrow for each, he shot all of them out of the sky, each arrow piercing the firebirds and striking a red stone in one of the peaks. With the suns vanquished, he was rewarded with the elixir of immortality for his deeds.

    However, Feng Meng had grown envious of Hou Yi’s abilities, and wishing to surpass him, sought to steal the elixir. Chang’e discovered this, and tried keeping the elixir away from him. But unable to fight him off, she took the elixir herself, and fled towards the moon with it. Hou Yi was left in distraught, not only at the loss of his wife, but at the realization of his impending mortality.

    Hoping to pass on his skills and knowledge to the next generation, Hou Yi took on Feng Meng as an apprentice, teaching him everything he knew in order to turn him into his successor. However, despite becoming an expert in the art and surpassing his peers thanks to his training, he was never able to surpass Hou Yi. As a result, his resentment grew. After multiple attempts to kill him, all stopped by Hou Yi’s very own skills, Feng Meng resorted to simpler methods and brutally beat him to death with a stick.

    Rather friendly, level headed and honorable, he's also quite fond of challenge and combat; however, he's really bad at judging people and not very good at socializing. Having come to terms with his mortality, his one wish is to be able to reunite with his beloved Chang’e once more.

    Skills

    Affections of the Goddess (A)
    A skill that denotes one being loved by a goddess. For Hou Yi, the affection is from Chang’e. It gives him a rank up in Magic Resistance, as well as all stats but Mana and Endurance. However, the effect is only at its most potent whenever the moon is high in the sky, with moonlight bathing over him.

    Divinity (C)
    The measure of whether one has Divine Spirit aptitude or not. While not of divine blood, some stories told that Hou Yi was a divine hero descended from the heavens; others told of his ascension into the lord of the sun, receiving immortality as a gift from the gods for his deeds. As a result, he has higher resistance to those with solar-deity lineage and legends.

    Clairvoyance (B)
    A visual ability that is also called 'Eagle Eye'. It connotes superior visual perception and dynamic occipital capture, such as to supplement the long-range aiming of projectile weapons. Hou Yi is capable of striking a tree at the top of a faraway hill with pinpoint accuracy, as well as stopping a volley of arrows with a volley of his own in an instant.

    Giant Beast Hunting (B)
    A Skill that denotes having abundant combat experience against giant enemy lifeforms. Hou Yi fought and defeated several beasts and monsters that wreaked havoc across the land through his life, from a giant man-eating serpent and huge boars, to the spirit of the wind Fei Lien and the nine Firebirds.

    Noble Phantasm: Cì Yáng Jiàn - Sun-piercing Nine Arrows
    Rank: A
    Type: Anti-Unit/Army

    Hou Yi’s technique with the bow and arrow crystallized into a Noble Phantasm. Based on the account where he slayed nine fire birds to destroy the false suns burning the land in a single shot each, each arrow perfectly hitting a red stone in one of the surrounding hills.

    When calling the name of this Noble Phantasm, his arrows become imbued with a special curse. No matter in which direction he fires them, and no matter what his actual target is, causality will make it so the arrow will not only hits its mark, but will pierce through what he considers “his opponent” in the process, without fail.

    No protection is capable of stopping the arrows, since according to causality, the arrow already went through his opponent. In this way, it has properties similar to a certain cursed spear that strikes the heart. It is important to note, however, that unlike said spear, the arrows are not guaranteed to be fatal. However, extreme caution is to be excised when he’s using this ability.

    Additionally, if the opponent is of solar deity lineage or has a legend related to the sun, any and all bonuses and blessings related to said legends will be nullified while the Noble Phantasm is active. This, combined with his increased resistance thanks to his Divinity, makes him a fierce opponent against those whose legends are related to the sun, appropriate to the one who in some tales was said to gain the sovereignty of the same.


    The effects of this Noble Phantasm only last until the ninth arrow has been fired after its true name has been called. Any additional effects caused by it are then reset the next time it is cast, so every arrow has to count.


    Noble Phantasm:
    Nónglì Fúzi - Hear My Cry, Eye of the Moon
    Rank:
    EX
    Type:
    Anti-Unit (Self)

    A talisman given to Hou Yi in some versions of his legend, which allowed him to visit Chang’e every 15th day of the 8th lunar cycle. A magical divine artifact that allowed its wearer safe travel to the Moon, he always wears it around his neck and is one of his most prized possessions; a memento of his dear wife.


    As a Noble Phantasm, as long as he’s wearing the talisman and the moon is shining upon him, the concept of "a denizen of the moon" is given to Hou Yi. As a result, the rules of Gaia no longer apply to him, making him effectively immune to any damage from any Gaian being. However, those with lineage related to the moon or lunar deities are able to bypass this protection, as they would have authority over the moon.

    In addition, if any of the two conditions is not met, the talisman has no effect whatsoever. Thus, it is recommended to face Hou Yi during daytime or if forced into a nighttime confrontation, to try to remove or destroy the talisman as first priority.

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    I have to say seeing all these summer sheets is Good Civilisation. Summer sheets of CaS servants is even better. (I probably won't hop on the bandwagon myself, closest thing I got was my regular Marco Polo sheet)

    KAIZA: Ohh, a Hou-Yi sheet? I remember writing the guy up myself last spring. I like the usage of some of the Grand Order skills but I feel as if you could have spruced things up a bit more honestly. Giant Beast Hunting is a good skill that combines a lot of his feats but for example with Affections of the Goddess - you could perhaps give some unique abilities due to Chang-e's association with the Moon.

    With the NP however, it's my biggest gripe (as harsh as it sounds) with the sheet. The feat of shooting down the suns is his most famous feat and this interpretation isn't overly interesting. I remember Royd's sheet being nine giant firebombs and mine basically being shooting black holes while yours is basically a fancier version of the Gae Bolg. By no means is it bad, I just think you can add more to it, for example having this feature and selecting up to nine targets to be simultaneously pierced with a single arrow.

    Sorry if it all sounded a bit harsh but it's definitely worth coming back too and adding more on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Hermes View Post
    I have to say seeing all these summer sheets is Good Civilisation. Summer sheets of CaS servants is even better. (I probably won't hop on the bandwagon myself, closest thing I got was my regular Marco Polo sheet)

    KAIZA: Ohh, a Hou-Yi sheet? I remember writing the guy up myself last spring. I like the usage of some of the Grand Order skills but I feel as if you could have spruced things up a bit more honestly. Giant Beast Hunting is a good skill that combines a lot of his feats but for example with Affections of the Goddess - you could perhaps give some unique abilities due to Chang-e's association with the Moon.

    With the NP however, it's my biggest gripe (as harsh as it sounds) with the sheet. The feat of shooting down the suns is his most famous feat and this interpretation isn't overly interesting. I remember Royd's sheet being nine giant firebombs and mine basically being shooting black holes while yours is basically a fancier version of the Gae Bolg. By no means is it bad, I just think you can add more to it, for example having this feature and selecting up to nine targets to be simultaneously pierced with a single arrow.

    Sorry if it all sounded a bit harsh but it's definitely worth coming back too and adding more on.
    Nah, you're fine. Honestly, the NP was giving me the most trouble, since I couldn't figure out a good way to actually interpret it. I did want the feedback precisely for that very reason. I kinda just thought this up today while juggling other things, so that may explain the rushed parts (like the lack of skill flavor). By all means, tear it apart.

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    Man, Hou Yi makes me think of Chang'e, and Chang'e makes me think of Junko

    Feels like the NP is somewhat lackluster in a way, although Hermes pretty much covered what I was gonna say.

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    OK, a bit more rested so I can probably reply a bit better. About the NP, I wanted to try something fancy, but that ultimately was still grounded in the actual myth, hence why I focused more on his improbable archery skills than any flashy effect. Plus again...having a hard time reinterpreting it with the above in mind. Funnily enough, I did consider something similar to what you suggest, albeit it being one arrow that splits into nine.

    As for the skills, I'll do a bit more reading and try to see if I can make Affection of the Goddess a bit more unique. I added an extra boost during night time at the moment (similar to Numeral of the Saint), but I'll see what I find. To be fair, tho, so far there's only two Servants with the skill, and the more unique one was EX for being great enough to pull Artemis into the summon. So, that'll be something.

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    Source

    -Assassin-
    Bogeyman

    Alternate Class: Berserker, Avenger
    Alignment: Neutral Good
    Alias: Embodiment of Terror, “The Devil”, “The Monster”, der schwarze Mann (the black man)
    Origin: Folklore

    Parameters

    Strength: (C)
    Endurance: (C)
    Agility: (E)
    Mana: (C)
    Luck: (D)
    NP: (B)

    Gender: Either or; usually Male
    Likes: Children, Good
    Dislikes: Mischief, Evil
    Talents: Scare, Stealth, Kidnapping
    Natural enemy: Potential Criminals, Berserker!Bogeyman
    Attribute: Earth
    Wish: To become a proper Hero

    Skills

    Class Skills

    Presence Concealment: (A+)
    The capacity of hiding one’s presence as a Servant. Hides one's presence as a Servant. Suitable for spying. It is possible to disappear completely and become almost impossible to be detected, even against a Servant's perception. However, efficiency will decrease once preparations to attack are taken.

    Personal Skills

    Shadow Lantern: (B)
    A skill that allows one to become one with the shadows. One with the unknown, Assassin is as stealthy as it is secretive. Only making an appearance to its victims, never to be seen again. Its resting place is shrouded in mystery, presumably in the darkness. Assassin blends perfectly with the shadows, making it harder to detect and fight the darker it is. Furthermore, it receives magical energy from the darkness, almost does not need the Master’s magical energy supply so long as it does not materialize.

    Shapeshifting: (A)
    A skill that refers to both borrowing bodies and appearance change. Possessing anecdotes of its form differing depending on the region, Assassin can change its shape to that of a monster’s. Either completely altering its body, or morphing selective limbs. Versatile, Shapeshifting is one of Assassin’s primary abilities, using it for combat and stealth alike. Transforming into horrific abominations to instill fear, growing monster-like appendages such as claws and tendrils to enhance fighting performance, and shifting into crows, spiders, snakes and even a shadow monster for stealth.

    Symbol of Terror: (A++)
    A measurement of one’s ability to induce fear to those in their presence. A mythical creature in many cultures used mainly cultures to frighten children into good behavior. By being known throughout the entire world by different names, as well as being the embodiment of fear, Assassin earned its place as one of the most recognizable symbols of terror, attaining the highest rank in this skill. When activated, those who appear before it must perform a saving throw. Those with a very high Bravery skill, courage, or something similar, will have some resistance, increasing their odds. Failure will result in them being consumed by fear. Potentially, rolling a critical failure could result in permanent damage to their psyche, leading to mania, a mental shutdown or even a heart attack.

    Kidnapping: (C)
    A skill for a quick and clean abduction on one’s target without causing too much of a struggle. At this rank, Assassin’s kidnappings leave very little signs of a struggle and evidence behind; and are less likely to be interrupted. Numerous anecdotes of scaring kids straight involve the use of kidnapping. Strangely enough, this skill is lower due to being in the assassin class. Its Berserker counterpart would’ve received a higher rank; likely because of the different interpretations, intentions and alignments between the two versions.


    Noble Phantasm

    Unnerving Shadow
    The Monster Hiding Under Your Bed
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Rank: C-
    Range: -
    Maximum Targets: 1

    This Noble Phantasm is based on the phenomenon that Assassin can appear in various locations throughout the entire world. As the story goes, told by different households, whenever someone, typically a child, is acting naughty, Assassin would come after them for punishment. Whenever a person misbehaves or performs criminal-like behavior, Assassin gains awareness of their general vicinity. With this, it can teleport to their location via re-materializing itself amongst the shadows. Appearing in places that would normally be impossible, even for other assassins. This power derives off the mystery of the unknown. As such, Assassin can only teleport to places that lack certainty; such as a locked room, an empty park, under the bed, in the closet, a forest, behind someone’s back, etc.

    The main usage of this ability is to be used freely as a means of transportation, traveling from place to place amongst the shadows. Theoretically, so long as no one sees it, Assassin could be anywhere. Such in the case that if a witness loses sight, it can teleport out of there.

    Wer hat Angst vorm schwarzen Mann?
    Fear Nothing but Fear Itself
    Type: Anti-Unit (Self)
    Rank: E~A+
    Range: 1~20
    Maximum Targets: 1

    Based on the common belief that Assassin has no set appearance, a non-specific embodiment of terror. A personification of fear, Assassin turns into a literal manifestation of the targets nightmares. Because it is rooted in the latent fear of the person, its power changes in accordance to their potency. Upon invoking the true name of this Noble Phantasm, Assassin’s powers and appearance reflects that of the nightmares. If the target has a phobia towards fire, Assassin will become that of an inferno demon, whose flames scales to the intensity of their fears. Should they fear death, Assassin will an ability like that of Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, and be able to inflict death upon them. Should they fear going in insane, Assassin can shapeshift into an Eldritch Horror that can make anyone go mad simply by looking at it. In the case that they fear failure, Assassin gains the affection of fate, destined for victory. If they fear incompetence or their own weakness, Assassin’s stats will rise in response to theirs, becoming stronger than them.

    Sometimes, one would possess no typical phobia, instead holding fear towards a particular individual. In those scenarios, Assassin does not simply take their appearance, but become them. Assassin would copy their parameters and abilities, for one does not fear an individual for their looks alone but for who they are. This is all assuming Assassin has enough mana. Without enough fuel, the transformation would be incomplete. The appearance would remain unaffected, but the stats would be lower than its supposed to be. Copying their Noble Phantasm, should they have one, would be on a whole new level. Depending on what it is, it could either be incredibly taxing or practically impossible. A low ranked Noble Phantasm or a weapon could be possible but with great difficulty. A divine construct or an EX Noble Phantasm may as well be outright impossible. The only conceivable way to make it practical, would to either project a fake knock-off or greatly reduce the rank, making it nowhere near as powerful as the original.

    Although the possibilities are limitless, the Noble Phantasm’s greatest strength is also its greatest weakness. Due to the mechanics of this ability, it cannot create illusions or change the scenery, only morphing Assassin’s form. So, should someone fear a location such as hell, Assassin can transform into a personification of hell such as a demon, but cannot create the place or even a look-alike. Mana cost can be an issue. Summoning a swarm of poisonous insects would be an easy task. Transforming into a giant serpent of the Phantasmal Species, not so much. Raising its stats to become stronger than Heracles, even harder. Although Assassin’s Shadow Lantern skill would make fueling this ability easier. Also, it should be noted that the deeper the fear is, not only are the effects greater, but the mana cost would decrease as well.



    Lore
    Bogeyman is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures mainly used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community; in many cases, it has no set appearance in the mind of an adult or child, but is simply a non-specific embodiment of terror. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them. Bogeymen may target a specific mischief—for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs—or general misbehavior, depending on what purpose needs serving. In some cases, the bogeyman is a nickname for the Devil. Bogeyman tales vary by region. The bogeyman is usually a masculine entity, but can be any gender, or simply be androgynous.


    Character
    Contrary to most other folktale legends, the Bogeyman is not a Phantom. Rather, it instead is summoned as a Wraith due to its portrayal as an Anti-Hero, as opposed to just some monster. The Bogeyman is not a Hero that saves the day. It is not some knight in shining armor that helps the poor, saves the people, helps others with their dirty work. The Bogeyman is the type of hero that prevents these problems from happening in the first place. Scaring people - typically kids - straight from the wrong path, ensuring they don’t end up as criminals in the future. Feared and misunderstood, yet it is undeniable that its name only saved many from walking a dangerous path.

    In terms of personality, Bogeyman is nothing short of mysterious. Hardly anything is known about its personal life and it prefers to keep it that way. Usually silent, the Bogeyman likes to keep its distance and observe from a distance. Speaking only when necessary, its voice tends to be raspy due to be quiet for so long. As a symbol of terror, the Bogeyman can fill its voice with dread, adding a sense of paranoia and anxiety into the air.

    Deep down inside lies the heart of a hero…or at least someone who wants to be. Its methods may be questionable, but it’s with good intentions. Helping others in a way no one else will, like a shadow who works for the light. Rather than a Hero who saves the innocent in their time of need, believes that it would be better if they were never in danger in the first place. So, it follows that belief, instead of stopping criminals, the Bogeyman prevents those from becoming a criminal in the first place. And what better way than to scare them straight?

    Don’t misunderstand. The Bogeyman does not regret being who it is. It does not hate being labeled a monster, for it is one. It does not hate being called “The Devil”, for it is its nature. It especially does not hate being a personification of fear, for it allows it to enact its sense of justice. If there is something worth being upset about, is that it has become a Wraith rather than a proper Heroic Spirit.

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    Alright! Made additional changes to Hou Yi's sheet, adding a new Noble Phantasm as well. This probably makes him a bit...more powerful, but I think it's fitting for a very old hero. Anyways, feedback! And again, help with the Chinese names would be appreciated. ^^;

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAIZA View Post
    Alright! Made additional changes to Hou Yi's sheet, adding a new Noble Phantasm as well. This probably makes him a bit...more powerful, but I think it's fitting for a very old hero. Anyways, feedback! And again, help with the Chinese names would be appreciated. ^^;
    That second NP reminds me of the one I gave my Neil Armstrong sheet, though more powerful. (Then again, as a hero from the Age of Gods he probably merits a more powerful NP...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAIZA View Post
    Alright! Made additional changes to Hou Yi's sheet, adding a new Noble Phantasm as well. This probably makes him a bit...more powerful, but I think it's fitting for a very old hero. Anyways, feedback! And again, help with the Chinese names would be appreciated. ^^;
    For the first NP name, I would change it to Cì Yáng Jiàn, as it has more of a poetic flair rather than literally 'nine suns were pierced by an arrow.'

    For the second, replace Jiàn with Fú, Fúzi or Língfú; because if you wanted to go for a talisman, these three options are its Chinese(Mandarin) equivalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepMode View Post
    For the first NP name, I would change it to Cì Yáng Jiàn, as it has more of a poetic flair rather than literally 'nine suns were pierced by an arrow.'

    For the second, replace Jiàn with Fú, Fúzi or Língfú; because if you wanted to go for a talisman, these three options are its Chinese(Mandarin) equivalent.
    Edited! I was probably butchering the language anyways, so thanks for the corrections. ^^;

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    Grand Theft Da Vinci
    Continuing...

    Assassin entered the hotel lobby, taking in the scenery. The bar, clearly building’s the main attraction, was the first thing to catch any visitor’s eye the moment they walked in the door. The hostess’ eyes passed right over Assassin as if she weren’t even there. Even with her Presence Concealment at such a low rank, getting to the heart of this place would be easy. Finding the manager’s office was child’s play.

    As she reached for the doorknob, a voice came from inside, “Come in.”

    Not as if Assassin had a choice; the door opened of its own accord to reveal a well-furnished office. The room’s sole occupant, a curvy brunette, was clearly a Servant, judging by the way her eyes locked with Assassin’s, cutting right through her stealth.

    “I trust you had no trouble getting here, Madame de Valois?”

    “It’s Comtesse, actually.” Assassin replied curtly, slightly unnerved how the woman had immediately discerned her identity despite the fact that she was in plainclothes. The use of her maiden name, the one she was better known by, left out any possible doubt of her situation. “I must say, I find your security to be lacking. I am by no means the best Assassin out there.”

    The brunette replied in the same cheerful, easygoing tone, “You were able to reach this office because I allowed you to. I assure you, if you meant me harm, you would still be in the lobby, if you had managed to live that long. Please, sit.”

    As Jeanne de Valois took the offered chair, the woman continued, “Allow me to introduce myself. I am Leonardo da Vinci, and I am the manager of this fine establishment.”

    Assassin’s life at court allowed her to contain her surprise. “Ah, I knew there must have been something magical behind this place’s success. Barely open a couple weeks and you’ve already carved a place for yourself as one of the best hotels in Los Angeles. Now it all makes sense why nobody has questioned it. Being a manager suits you, I see.”

    Da Vinci nodded at the compliment. “Built and designed it myself. I was inspired by a curious film called Inception, have you seen it? Ah, but I didn’t invite you here for idle chit-chat. I have a job for you. A quest, if you will.”

    A monitor on the wall lit up to show an aerial view of the Great Pyramid of Giza- rising up into the air. Jeanne gasped as the stone on the outermost layer formed into an army of golems and sphinxes. A moment later they engaged another army pouring out of a flying fortress. Hundreds of spells, lightning bolts and beams of light arced across the battlefield.

    “This is footage of a Holy Grail War currently raging in Cairo, Egypt,” Da Vinci explained. “It seems all the Servants summoned were the builders of the Wonders of the Ancient World, and the Pharaoh Khufu has taken the most expedient route to manifesting his. His opponents are the remaining Servants: Semiramis of Assyria, Chares of Lindos and Phidias of Athens.”

    The Hanging Gardens, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus. “You expect me to jump into the middle of that madness!?” Jeanne asked, incredulously.

    “Heavens, no!” Da Vinci chuckled. “What we should be concerned about is the first casualty of this War, or rather, lack thereof.”

    Noticing Assassin’s frown, Da Vinci sighed and brought up a photo of another instantly recognizable buidling: the Temple of Artemis. “Whomever built this great Temple was allegedly the first to perish, thanks to Semiramis’ quick construction of her Gardens. Do you know why I refer to him or her as “whomever” and not by their true name?”

    Assassin’s Grail-granted history knowledge provided the answer. “Because there was no one architect of the Temple of Artemis. There were builders who renovated and repaired it, but the legends say it was originally built by a nameless tribe of Amazons.”

    “Correct. Yet no Amazon was summoned. And if they survived their first battle, why has the Temple not been built, and why have they not shown themselves? My theory is that that particular Grail, perhaps deficient or defective, searched for the Temple’s original builder and came up empty, so it picked the next best thing. My surveillance has clearly seen this missing Servant but for some reason neither I nor my familiars can recall anything about them.”

    As the pieces clicked into place in Assassin’s head, Da Vinci dropped the million dollar question, “So who is the most famous person associated with the Temple of Artemis that nobody knows about? Quite a paradox, no? Judging from the look one your face, you know of whom I speak, but are unable to name them, like it’s on the tip of your tongue.”

    Assassin nodded. “My mission is to hunt down the arsonist, then.”

    Correcto. Since he is quite hard to find, you will lie in wait for him at his likely target, just outside the perimeter of this ‘War of the Wonders’. You are free to use any methods necessary to apprehend or eliminate your mark. Now let’s discuss your payment.”

    //

    After hashing out the details, Assassin left. I didn’t really pay attention to that part, because I was impatient to have my own conversation with my Caster. I opened the telepathic channel.

    “It’s ‘corretta’.”

    “Whatever do you mean, Master?” Caster replied innocently.

    “You spoke Spanish. Da Vinci was Italian. You’re slipping! Dammit, it’s as if you want to get found out!” I said, trying my best to convey my gritted teeth and frustrated tone without her actually seeing my facial expression. ”This is the third Servant you’ve hired this week, and every time you let these inconsistencies pile up!”

    “I take it you don’t like the name of the hotel.”

    ”Damn straight I don’t like it! You think you’re being clever, referencing that DiCaprio movie? All you’ve accomplished is literally putting your true name in giant red letters above our base! And that’s just for starters! Speaking the wrong language? Your incorrect usage of ‘whomever’? You can’t keep inviting Servants, specifically those who specialize in espionage and infiltration, into your inner sanctum if you can’t play your part properly!”

    “I picked the name because I was flattered by the film’s tip of the hat, that’s all. To everyone else, it’s just a pretty Italian word. No one has noticed, and no one will.”

    All my complaints were being ignored; there was little ground to be gained when arguing with a genius. I sighed, and my eyes flicked over to the small open box that held my catalyst. A chip of paint, barely the size of my fingernail, broken off of the Mona Lisa itself in the days before it sat safely behind bulletproof glass. How had it come to this?

    “What are you doing, Caster? Why in hell would you start a War and then send in spies to unwind your own conspiracy!?”

    “Oh, so you figured that out? Yes, I suppose it’s obvious the only way I could get surveillance from Cairo is if one of me were there? Yes, Master, I fully admit it, one of me is in the Hanging Gardens as we speak, posing as Semiramis’ Master. How were three Wonders were built so quickly? Because Semiramis just happened to be summoned by a Master with extraordinary skill in architecture, and because of that great advantage, she never questioned it; she eagerly took the power that would allow her to win.”

    “And now Cairo is being torn apart, for what? You brought together some of the most powerful Servants as a diversion, for what, exactly?”

    “To tell you the truth, I haven’t decided yet.” Caster answered immediately.

    “...What?!”

    “I’m bored, Master. Do you know what it’s like to have the mind of the great Leonardo da Vinci at your disposal and no idea what to do with it? So I play these games. I pit Servants against each other. I add more variables. I bring more danger and risk and ruin upon myself and I have not yet reached my limit.”

    “That’s all? You’re just setting yourself up to fail?”

    “Limitations foster creativity. Tell an artist to paint anything, and he may struggle, but tell him to create something specific, in a set amount of time, for a certain audience, and these constraints might well push him to produce something he might never have come up with on his own. We grow and evolve by testing ourselves. That’s my personal philosophy.”

    More art metaphors. She really is drinking her own Kool-Aid. “No, that’s suicide. Having Da Vinci’s power does not make you the same as him. Deep down you’re still a con man who lucked upon the ability to fight six battles at once.”

    “Which means everything must be six times more challenging! Fighting a Grail War in Cairo. Managing this hotel without bothering to conceal myself. Infiltrating the Mage’s Association. Playing the stock market. Perhaps I’ll send one of me up to Toronto and see what all the fuss is about there. I’m doing these things all at once and not even breaking a sweat! You cannot give a man the power of a god and expect him to be satisfied or concerned with the affairs of mere mortals!”

    “Clearly I can’t expect him to hold on to his sanity either! All these webs you’re weaving will break and tangle you up in them until you suffocate! I’m putting an end to this now!” I began channeling power into my Command Seals.

    “Then it appears I have a challenge for my sixth self to overcome.” I jumped as Caster strode into my room, the same easy smile on her gorgeous face.

    “And what… is... that...?” Dammit, my reaction was slow. Her looks had never affected me like this, she must have been using some kind of charm spell…

    “Surviving without a Master.”



    Class: Caster
    Identity: Leonardo da Vinci?

    STR: E
    END: E
    AGI: C
    MGI: A+
    LCK: B


    Class Skills

    Item Construction (A): Da Vinci is revered for her technological ingenuity. Many machines and vehicles
    can be created as Mystic Codes that could be considered Noble Phantasms in their own right.

    Territory Creation (A): Creation of a Temple becomes possible. Da Vinci has been called the
    "father of architecture", and can quite literally paint his territory onto the world.

    Personal Skills

    Natural Born Genius (EX): The quintessential "Renaissance Man", Da Vinci gains this skill from her unparalleled
    natural knowledge and intelligence. It allows her to access most skills at rank A proficiency, barring those skills
    that belong to specific heroes or are inherent to the body, such as Divinity. Da Vinci's talents include magecraft,
    science, mathematics, engineering, history, architecture, art, inventing, and weapons development.

    Pioneer of the Stars (EX): A unique skill given to heroes that became turning points in human history. Challenges
    considered to be "impossible" becomes "events that can be realized". Da Vinci is one of the few who propelled the
    Renaissance from its infancy, epitomizing the humanist ideal.

    Golden Rule (Body) (B): A skill that denotes the possession of a natural and perfect goddess-like body, though it
    does not affect her parameters. Da Vinci intentionally acquired this skill when he "redesigned" his body to be a female's,
    resembling his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. While a male normally, he says that Mona Lisa represents the ideal
    beauty he pursued during his life, so he finds nothing wrong with becoming that beauty.

    Noble Phantasm

    Peruggia~Theft of the Mona Lisa (B-, Support)

    Six copies of the Mona Lisa brought to life to serve as Caster's decoys. Though they are all forgeries, their buyers' belief that each copy
    is the most famous and valuable painting in the world is what enables them to function exactly as Caster does, empowered with all her
    skills and parameters. This, of course, is based on the belief that "this is Da Vinci" that is shared by everyone who beholds Caster and her
    decoys separately. Seeing two or more of them together at the same time will render them intangible illusions, with all the uselessness
    that such a state entails. Therefore, it is in Caster's best interest to keep her decoys spread out and on separate missions. An act of forgery
    such as this would ordinarily never become crystallized as a Noble Phantasm, especially from a such a young Heroic Spirit. However, Da Vinci's
    act of summoning himself as a woman, particularly the Mona Lisa, gives Caster an extra foothold to summon himself. In essence, "Da Vinci
    being summoned as the Mona Lisa" allows the man who stole the Mona Lisa to "steal Da Vinci himself", gaining all the parameters, skills and
    power of the original. Though Caster cannot use Uomo Universale, her own power to produce her six decoys makes her a formidable force.

    True Identity
    Eduardo de Valfierno was an Argentinian con man who was allegedly the mastermind behind the theft of the Mona Lisa.
    An employee of the Louvre named Vincenzo Peruggia hid the famous painting under his coat and simply walked out the
    door. For two years, the painting was lost until Peruggia was caught trying to sell it to an Italian art collector. From
    then on, he became the famous thief of the world's most valuable painting, but no one knew he was in fact set up
    by Valfierno. Before the heist, he commissioned six copies of the Mona Lisa. The forgeries were then shipped to
    dead-drops around the world, readying them for the buyers he had lined up. Valfierno knew once the Mona Lisa was
    stolen, it would be harder to smuggle copies past customs. After the heist the copies were delivered to their buyers,
    each thinking they had the original which had been stolen for them. Because Valfierno wanted to sell forgeries, he
    only needed the original Mona Lisa to disappear and never contacted Peruggia again after the crime. This bait and
    switch became known as the "Mona Lisa con", but he is still not old or famous enough to be summoned as a Servant.

    Normally.

    The original Leonardo da Vinci summoned himself as a woman, the spitting image of the Mona Lisa. No one could have
    expected that this would have opened the metaphorical door for Eduardo to be summoned as the spitting image of the
    Servant Leonardo da Vinci. The con man from the 1900s has been summoned as a Wraith, becoming a forgery of Leonardo
    herself. He would never be able to be summoned as a Servant otherwise; his power and appearance are a freak accident,
    an unintended consequence of Da Vinci's genderswap.
    Last edited by Funderfullness; August 13th, 2017 at 09:37 PM.
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    On a related note, does anyone know of a pic where Leonardo is in a swimsuit? I'm trying to make a Summer Leo sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatShouldNotBe View Post
    On a related note, does anyone know of a pic where Leonardo is in a swimsuit? I'm trying to make a Summer Leo sheet.
    From a quick search, only managed to find this one.
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