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    Fate/ Stone Ocean: A JJBA Part VI x post-UBW x Fate/Strange Fake Crossover

    Fate/ Stone Ocean: A Fate/stay night x JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Crossover

    Prologue 1: Merlin


    It was a beautiful day in the Garden of Avalon, with clear skies, lush green trees, verdant grassy fields, and a lake that positively gleamed in the sunlight, all clearly visible from his tower abode. It would have been quite the sight for Merlin, if he hadn't seen the same unchanging tableau for 1,500 years, ever since that cold woman trapped him here. At first, he was devastated/frustrated by his fate, for it barred him from helping his king in her time of need, and later, he grew to miss the more creature comforts the world had to offer, especially those of the fairer sex. However, his isolation wasn't absolute. Even though he was doomed to live until the end of the World, and he could never ascend to the Throne despite mankind's reverence towards his legend, he was able to see what was going on from his prison using his Clairvoyance, and once the internet came to be, he was able to covertly buy a computer and to convert his Tower abode into a Wi-Fi router. Furthermore, he had until recently the company of his faithful familiar Cath Palug, and at present, his protege had finally come to rest with him.


    His main focus no matter when he checked on the World was always Artoria, his King and the girl he manifestly failed. He knew she had made a foolish contract with the World to keep fighting until she could get her hands on the Holy Grail to redo her rule, and he knew the mindset that led her to this path of suffering was one he was responsible for. In any case, he initially didn't watch the World often because he saw neither hide nor hair of her for many centuries, nor any object that might have the power she sought. However, he did still observe some interesting events during this long waiting period, including the failed reign of Richard the Lionheart and his desperate attempts to reclaim Artoria's legend. It was almost sad how much the fool strove to emulate his idol, even as he became the antithesis of everything his protege believed in, and it was interesting to see that odd time-traveler who accompanied the boy as some twisted parody of himself.


    About 6 centuries later, he finally got a lead as to where Artoria could be summoned when he managed to observe three mage families, the Einzbern, Tohsaka, and Makiri, come together in the Far Eastern nation of Japan in an attempt to recreate the Third Magic, or Heaven's Feel, to punch a hole to the Root. While magi attempting and failing to reach the Root was nothing new for Merlin, the presence of a Holy Grail to collect the copies of Heroic Spirits summoned to the World caught his attention. Artoria would no doubt answer the call, willing to fight for her perceived chance of salvation, even if it was simply as the pawn of these ambitious and desperate magi. In any case, the first ritual quickly turned out to be a failure, since the magi didn't have any means to control the Heroic Spirits they summoned nor did they have enough energy to complete the Heaven's Feel, even though the foundation for the Greater Grail was created by the sacrifice of the Einzbern representative. Most importantly, Artoria was nowhere to be found among the participating Servants. The Second Ritual is where the ritual became a Holy Grail War, and the competing magi, or Masters, now had the means to control their Servants, Command Seals. Still, it failed as all the Masters killed each other, and once again, there was no Artoria.


    Because there was 60 years between each of these rituals, Merlin couldn't hyper-focus on the Grail Wars, and he idly looked around the World, but especially Britain, for interesting people to watch. It was in one of these sweeps of the country after the Second Grail War that he found the boys who would be entangled in a fated conflict that would last to this day, Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando. The moment they came into contact, when Lord Joestar so kindly adopted the latter from the slums of London, Merlin could tell they were destined to fight. Jonathan to him was an embodiment of light itself, a peerlessly kind and considerate gentleman who could match any of the Knights of the Round Table, but he reminded Merlin of Galahad the most. Dio, on the other hand, had the makings of a dark messiah. He was smart, talented, and charming, gathering followers like flies, but underneath his facade of a dutiful adopted son was an oppressive darkness that scared even Merlin. With a Stone Mask also present in Joestar manor, things were destined to get ugly, and they most certainly did.


    Merlin definitely had to admit to enjoying the drama between brothers like some sort of soap at first as Dio tried to undermine Jonathan's standing in the community and at home in order to become "number one", stealing his friends, killing his dog, and finally forcing him apart from his lady love. After an epic beatdown delivered by young Jonathan, which Merlin watched with glee, there was no action for 7 years, but afterwards, things got interesting. Dio, as he had half-expected, became a vampire with the power of the Mask, and Jonathan barely escaped with his life in a battle that left Merlin on the edge of his seat. Soon afterwards, he met a Hamon warrior named William Antonio Zeppeli, who taught him the ancient art to defeat Dio and the mask. After a quest that was equal in danger to those of Artoria's knights, accompanied by a band of loyal comrades, Jonathan defeated Dio in a climactic battle on the parapet of a castle, and he was prepared to go on honeymoon with his now grown-up first love. Alas, Merlin could only sigh in resignation as the brave and pure hero was struck down by his still alive and disembodied adopted brother, but not before saving his new wife and a random baby and destroying the boat they were on, sinking Dio under the ocean by then. As it turned out, Erina Joestar was in fact pregnant at the time, and this only promised more adventures from that bloodline clearly marked out by fate.


    Fast fowarding to the Third Holy Grail War, there were some interesting twists to the whole ritual. First, the Church at this point had decided to step in, sending a young, impressionable priest by the name of Risei Kotomine, and as part of his job, the suspiciously aged Zolgen Makiri relinquished the unused Command Seals of the previous war. Next were the numerous cheats by Masters. An enterprising Finnish magi family somehow summoned two copies of the same Saber using their Sorcery Trait, and the Einzberns...in their desperation, they summoned what seemed more like a mass of curses than a Heroic Spirit. Despite its intimidating mien, the latter had no combat capabilities or Noble Phantasms of its own, so it was taken out of the equation relatively quickly, though Merlin had the sinking feeling that wasn't the end of it. The war went on with surprisingly brutal tactics, and once again, it failed to complete, as the vessel for the Lesser Grail, a cup, was destroyed before the energy of defeated Servants could be channeled into the Greater Grail, and once again, Artoria was nowhere to be found.


    Less than a year afterwards, his two favorite tales of the modern era collided in a sense when young Kotomine went on a pilgrimage to Italy and by chance ran into Jonathan's grandson Joseph, who was fighting the ancient super vampires known only as the Pillar Men. Merlin watched this all with great interest, since the Pillar Men were ancient beings as old as the Age of the Gods and possibly older, and they were either feared or revered in the Moonlit World. Joseph was far less knightly than his grandfather, being a trickster and conman-type character, but at his heart, he retained his family's decency and sense of justice. Also, Merlin totally watched a certain Hamon master bathe quite intently, and that may have been the inspiration for years of fantasies, though that is irrelevant.


    And then 50 years later, DIO finally returned from his 100-year slumber at the bottom of the ocean, and he sought to remake the World in his own image using the power of his Stand, aptly named The World. The Joestars, along with an oddly assorted group of Stand users, had to go through DIO's minions, and Joseph's grandson Jotaro finally put down the vampire with his own Stand, Star Platinum: The World. The boy was stoic and abrasive to a fault, and he reminded Merlin of Sir Kay to some extent.


    Then came the Fourth Grail War. Finally, Artoria answered the Grail's call as the Saber class Servant of the War. The Einzberns had somehow found the scabbard Avalon, the location of which even he didn't know, since he was trapped in the island not long before it was stolen, and they hired an outsider, Kiritsugu Emiya, to fight as their champion. Although Kiritsugu was a ruthless killer of magi and outwardly disdained Artoria's heroic ideals, Merlin knew the fool was of fundamentally the same nature as his protege, even if their methods were diametrically opposed. Naturally, the two simply could not get along, or more like Kiritsugu never tried, and all interactions were mediated by the vessel of the Lesser Grail, a delicious young woman by the name of Irisviel von Einzbern. This was also the war where Merlin realized something was utterly wrong with the ritual, since the Caster class Servant summoned was an aberration who could not be summoned in previous wars. Finally, this war truly tested Artoria's resolve, with the King of Heroes and the King of Conquerors mocking and dismissing her ideals, Kiritsugu frequently trampling on them, and Lancelot causing her to feel great guilt over her actions. All in all, the war ended with Artoria being utterly broken with a new desire to erase herself from existence, and at that Merlin could only despair. He truly had failed.


    Then came the Fifth War. Artoria was summoned again, but completely on accident, by Kiritsugu Emiya's adopted son, Shirou, and she quickly had to save him from the Lancer class Servant of the War, the Hound of Ulster. Soon afterwards, they formed an alliance with a more experienced Master, Rin Tohsaka and her red-clad Archer Servant, who Merlin could immediately tell had some greater connection to Shirou. Shirou on the surface seemed much like Artoria, but upon further examination, it seemed the boy had a certain emptiness that could only be filled by service to others, an extreme Artoria never got to. In any case, this War was when Artoria rejected the Grail of her own volition, and she finally came to Avalon. Technically, she came to Avalon 1,500 years ago, but that was irrelevant, since Avalon technically existed outside time.


    The important part was that she came back noticeably freer and with something he hadn't seen from her since before she pulled the sword out of the stone, a true, genuine smile. Although he already knew what happened, he let Artoria tell him about her two best friends Rin and Shirou, the good times they had together, and how she finally could move on from her past. It was clear to Merlin that he owed those two a huge debt for helping his king finally overcome her own doubts, and it was for this reason, and because Artoria begged him, that he frequently checked up on them as they lived out their lives.


    In doing so, and in the course of his routine checking in on Jotaro Kujo and his daughter, he stumbled upon a potential disaster. Not only was the Fuyuki Grail, filled with the unused mana of defeated Servants, close to completion in only 7 years, but another Grail War ritual was being set up in parallel in the American state of Florida. Jotaro Kujo's family was there, and based on their cursed blood alone, he knew the Joestars and the Speedwagon Foundation would get involved. To make things worse, a few former followers of DIO, including an extremely devoted priest, were hanging around the area, and men that Merlin could identify as DIO's sons were also coming as if pulled by fate. The combination of a Grail War and a Joestar conflict only promised mass devastation, and for the first time in a while, he felt compelled to act in some way. At the very least, he'd allow Artoria to go and help her friends as she'd inevitably ask him permission for. Whatever the case, he needed to look into the situation further.


    Sighing, he retreated from the window to his computer. Normally he'd be searching the web for adult content or trolling desperate manchildren as Magi Mari, but this time, he entered in Green Dolphin Street Prison, the seeming location of the imitation Grail War, into the search bar. As he looked at the information, he noticed a couple of pecular details. One, the prison was built over what he already knew to be strong spiritual land starting in 1937, the year the Third Grail War ended. He thus suspected that the prison from the beginning was meant to host a Grail War, and the people in charge had somehow stolen a fragment of the Fuyuki Grail around that time, meaning that whatever corruption infected it after the Third War likely would affect this ritual as well. Secondly, the prison burned down some 15 or so years ago prior to being rebuilt. While not the most unusual detail, since buildings always burned down, the involvement of magi from its inception suggested a deliberate blaze and a conscious remodeling afterwards to create a more ideal battleground. Finally, from what he was able to find on the web, it was a prison with an unusual set of rules regarding inmate conduct. As long as you had money, the guards would look the other way and allow you whatever freedoms you desired, and every prisoner was on his/her own. All this combined with its isolation made it the perfect place for magi to conduct a secret battle royale. However, his contemplation was interrupted by the sound of footsteps at his door.


    "Merlin, what are you doing here?" asked Artoria, standing at the entrance to his room. "Normally I'd find you relaxing near the lake, but it seems you haven't left the tower all day? Is there something the matter?"


    "Well, in checking on your little friends, I may have stumbled on some...disturbing news." he answered, trying to be as cryptic as possible.


    "Disturbing...might this have to do with the Grail?" she asked him, and he noticed she looked somewhat hopeful at the prospect.


    "You would like that, wouldn't you, Your Majesty?" he teased, and to that his liege blushed red like a tomato, a reaction he would never get tired of.


    "N-n-no! Of course not how could I wish for such a horrible thing I just-" she blathered before Merlin gently cut her off.


    "I'm not judging, and I understand you want to fight alongside your friends again." said Merlin, chuckling in amusement. "In any case, yes it is. The Fuyuki Grail is close to completion once again, and the Magus Association has already begun to mobilize in order to collect it. Of course, your friends will obviously be against this and will want to destroy it for good, so a new Grail War is going to happen in 6 months."


    "I see. However, I'm not a true Heroic Spirit, and I renounced the Grail and my contract with the World. How could I possibly aid Rin and Shirou?" Artoria asked him morosely.


    "Don't worry about the details, my King." reassured Merlin. "I can fix that. I have long ago devised a way for myself to manifest a projection of myself as a Servant in the World, and it is relatively self-sustaining. I can use a modified version of it to help you manifest as a Saber-class Servant. You will operate much like you're used to, the only difference being that you will be manifested by Avalon and me as opposed to the Grail. Of course, you'll still likely need a Master for an anchor to the World, but that's something that will already be arranged."


    "For a Master, it'd probably best for Rin to take on that role." responded the King of Knights. "With her, I'll be at full power and can use my Excalibur to destroy the Greater Grail without risk of exhausting my mana reserves immediately."


    "Indeed." agreed Merlin. "Emiya-kun has improved since you last saw him, but he still doesn't have the circuits and mana to support you and fight at his best. Tohsaka-chan will be our best bet."


    "Is that all then?" asked Artoria, quite visibly excited to go back to the World, even as she tried to act all regal and hide it.


    "There is an additional complication." said Merlin. "This isn't the only Grail War ritual taking place. Another one is taking place on the other side of the World, and let's just say things are infinitely more complicated there. The saga of the Grail Wars shall combine with the destiny written in blood of the Joestar family, and who knows what untold carnage shall be unleashed..."


    "Joestar family? Who are they? What are you talking about?" asked Artoria.


    "You'll figure it out soon enough." he answered. "Run along now, I've got more work to do." At that, she puffed up all cutely, but she left, knowing he wouldn't give any more answers.


    "Now then, about this prison...A significant portion of inmates are Stand users, yet there have been no successful escape attempts. Mundane defenses such as swamps, alligators, and location don't mean as much depending on the ability, which means there must be something more, aside from Whitesnake. In addition, there appears to be someone using a spirit room hidden inside the prison, a boy. Is this his Stand ability? Interesting, must contact him. He no doubt will meet Jolyne Kujo in the future. Finally, don't forget to send a dream message to Tohsaka-chan about summoning Artoria, and possibly coordinate with El-Melloi II. Actually, let's send that dream message before I forget..."


    As he got up to find Rin Tohsaka's dreamscape, the main thoughts swimming in his head were how interesting and how complicated things could get.

    To be continued...

    Hello people of BL. This is my first fic on the forum, and here is my first prologue for this fic. I plan a few more with the POV of Waver, Jotaro, Rin, and maybe Shirou or Saber. I know this was long, but no other prologue will be this long. Please give constructive criticism, and I will obviously make changes. Thank you!
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    Prologue 2: Jotaro

    -Speedwagon Foundation Headquarters, Dallas, Texas-


    Jotaro was tired, so very, very tired. Life just didn't seem to want to give him a damn break. Well, it's not like life had given him a break, at least not since he was 17. It came with being a Joestar, and although he may have resented it at first, now Jotaro just takes it as part of his duty to protect people from the terrifying forces out there. Didn't prevent it from wearing down on him, though. Just in the past few months, he had come back from a long vampire-extermination mission, and then he's had to contend with an imitation Grail War being set up in Florida, disturbingly close to where his ex-wife and daughter were.


    At that thought, he felt a pang of guilt and shame. He was always gone, and he knew his family didn't appreciate it, especially not Jolyne. For so long, he's justified it as a means to protect them from well, everything, to not get caught up in his cursed bloodline or live his life of suffering. But now...the danger is coming to them, and even though Jotaro is certain his ex won't get too caught up in anything, the same could not be said for Jolyne. She was a Joestar, after all.


    "Yare yare, I know I wasn't a very good dad, but to be rewarded by placing my daughter in greater danger than I ever could have imagined, what kind of sick joke is that? All I ever wanted to do was make sure she never had to go through what I did...Ah, no point crying over spilled milk. Let's just see it through to the end and hope for as few casualties as possible." Jotaro sighed.


    Things were a fucking mess. First, he heard from SWF informants in and around the Fuyuki area that the Holy Grail would be ready this year in 2011, three years prior to what was expected, and that wasn't even the worst part. That would be the imitation Grail War in Florida. He knew the ones responsible were an organization of magi beholden to the US Department of Defense. He had in fact met the leader and likely organizer of this war, Faldeus Dioland, at the Pentagon once, and the one thing he could tell was that this guy would do anything for America's perceived benefit, no matter the consequences. This organization seemed to be working with the Scladio crime family, who already were enemies of the Foundation and all around shady guys with a huge base of magi followers, and the Harway Conglomerate, a group the Foundation was already investigating, was also seemingly involved.


    Worse is that several known former followers of DIO were spotted in the area, moving with greater purpose than he had become accustomed to over the past 23 years. He was used to playing whack-a-mole with those guys over the years, and part of the reason he maintained his distance was so they wouldn't target his family, which he knew they were not above doing. That they seemed to be moving in a coordinated fashion towards some objective worried him. Could they perhaps be trying to...? No, only he read DIO's journal with that blond bastard's insane plan to achieve Heaven, and he burnt that fucking thing as soon as he read it. There's no way...unless DIO actually trusted someone. Could he have? In any case,the possibilities weren't great.


    Sighing, he reclined against his chair and breathed deeply, producing some Hamon energy to work out the cricks in his muscles. After defeating DIO and learning how the fucker was only one of many vampires in the "Moonlit World", he decided maybe it would be beneficial to learn the vampire-slaying art, both to murder vampires and to keep his body in serviceable condition for as long as possible. Luckily for him, his great-grandmother Lisa Lisa was a former Hamon coach, so she was able to give him pointers on how to produce it, even if she was too old and infirm to actually train him, and one of her former disciples, a man named Messina, was somehow alive and well enough to actually physically train him a little. All that combined with practice with his gramps gave him a functional grasp of the art, if not outright mastery. It was enough to barely offset the strain Star Platinum: The World put on his heart, and he was able to keep chugging along on his demanding schedule meant for a man half his age. Still, it didn't help everything, and as Chef Tonio constantly nagged him about, nothing could substitute a healthy, balanced lifestyle, something he didn't have the luxury for.


    "Heh, I'm getting too old for all this shit, but I gotta do what I gotta do..." he mused semi-bitterly. "Especially now. Vampires/Dead Apostles and Stand users are one thing, but now, I'm gonna have to go up against Heroic Spirits, or at least Servants, and that's new for me."


    From his admittedly limited understanding of the Grail War and its particulars, he knew that the main components of the ritual were Heroic Spirits summoned from a metaphysical construct known as the Throne of Heroes trapped in specialized class containers. These copies, known as Servants, were past heroes recorded by humanity itself, and even the weakest was above the level of an ordinary human being. He had heard somewhere that the average Servant was at about the level of the average vampire, and since he could take on the average vampire quite easily with the power of Star Platinum, he was reasonably confidant in his chances against Heroic Spirits one on one.


    However, there was the problem of their Noble Phantasms. The way he understood it, they were manifestations of an individual Heroic Spirit's legend gifted by the Grail, and several of them possessed incredible power that no Stand he had ever encountered possessed. Based on reports from previous Grail Wars as well as testimony from former Masters, Noble Phantasms could range from almost passive invisible effects to oppresively powerful energy blasts. The latter category was most concerning because the only ones who could survive direct hits from those were other Servants.


    Aside from the challenge of fighting legendary heroes, Jotaro was concerned about the Grail itself. Based on reports from the Fourth and Fifth Holy Grail Wars submitted by agents on the field, the Grail itself had something fundamentally wrong with it. In the Fourth War, the Greater Grail apparently nearly reached completion, but for some reason, a black and red muck poured from the Lesser Grail, and somehow it caused a fire in the Shinto district of Fuyuki City that claimed the lives of 500 people. The agent who submitted that report slowly degenerated and died with symptoms similar to that of radiation poisoning, and the conclusion of the Supernatural Research Division was that the muck from the Grail was responsible. In the Fifth War, the Grail nearly reached completion due to the efforts of the Archer-class Servant of the Fourth War, who somehow stayed alive for 10 years in a human body, and the Grail mutated into some sort of monster that was quickly destroyed by the Noble Phantasm of the Saber-class Servant of that war before it could cause any damage. What made the muck notable was that according to his gramps, who knew the moderator of the Third and Fourth Wars, Risei Kotomine, as well as two of the surviving Third War masters, the mana that poured from the completed Greater Grail wasn't supposed to be that way. It was supposed to be pure mana, which doesn't inherently curse people.


    In any case, this was beyond his expertise, so he decided to contact the Speedwagon Foundation's main ally in the Magus Association, Lord El-Melloi II, also known as Waver Velvet, the only remaining Master of the Fourth Holy Grail War. Jotaro had met the younger man several times, and found that despite his grouchy,put upon demeanor, he wasn't so bad a guy. Jotaro chuckled a bit at that, since he knew several of his friends and acquaintances said the same about him sometimes. As he reached over to his desk phone and punched in the Lord's cell phone number, he couldn't help but be grateful for the fact the man didn't run for the hills at the mere mention of technology like most mages did and actually had a cellphone to call. Then again, it likely was because the other man wasn't that great a mage in the first place.


    BOOP BOOP BOOP BOOP BOOP BOOP...


    After a minute of the phone beeping in his ear, Jotaro heard a gruff, utterly exhausted voice on the other end.


    "Hello, you've reached Lord El-Melloi II, please-"


    "Oi, El-Melloi. Don't pretend this is a voicemail message. I know you're there." interjected Jotaro.


    "Ah, Kujo-san. It's you. I didn't initially recognize the number, but now I know it's you, I assume you're calling from the SWF headquarters in Dallas?" responded the lord, who seemed to have audibly perked up. "Also, as I seem to have to remind you every time we speak, it's El-Melloi II. Without it, the title's just annoying."


    "Yeah, I'm in my office there, and I'm calling you because I need your help." responded Jotaro. "As for your title, adding the Second is too much of a mouthful."


    "Well, you caught me at a good time. All my lectures for the day are over, I'll be up for several more hours, and none of my students appear to have caused any major incidents thus far." said the lord. "In any case, you're calling about the imitation Grail War, correct?"


    "Yeah." answered Jotaro. "I assume it or the Fuyuki War are keeping you busy as well, correct? This whole thing is a huge dumpster fire waiting to happen, and it's outside my area of expertise."


    "Yeah, the whole thing is a pain in the ass, and two Grail Wars at the same time have caught everyone off-guard, myself included." El-Melloi responded with a bitter laugh. "The Association is sending a team to try and collect the Fuyuki Grail because it is a powerful clump of mana, but I have publicly and privately opposed this. Knowing the Association Director, he'll likely have us settle the matter in a Grail War."


    "Do you know who's in the team the MA is sending?" inquired Jotaro. "And who do you, no we, have as allies in this?"


    "The extraction team is being led by Bram Nauda-Re Sophia-Ri, a very important figure in the Department of Spiritual Evocation. He's been particularly vocal in his support for recovering the Grail for the Association. For his team members, rumor has it that he's hired the mercenary Kairi Shishigou to be part of his team. In addition, I know he's been in talks with the Director of Chaldea, Olga Marie Animusphere, and I have reason to believe Hishiri Adashino, a senior member of the Faculty of Law, will be accompanying them in order to ostensibly monitor the conflict as a whole, but in reality, she's likely doing this in order to keep watch over me and hinder me as necessary. We do have a history. Oh, I nearly forgot, but the curse reflection specialist Haruri Borzack may or may not join their team according to my sources. We still haven't seen signs pointing either way."


    "Yare yare. If Animusphere is on the retrieval team, we'll have to cancel our information-sharing agreement with Chaldea." Jotaro sighed. "That kinda sucks because their ideals as an organization match to ours quite well, and several of their ideas are quite interesting. In any case, Chaldea probably desires the Grail for its own ends as opposed to the Association's, so who knows what will happen?"


    "Interesting indeed. As for our allies, we have the guaranteed support of the El-Melloi faction and maybe some allies across other factions, but that's in the air. As for potential Masters, I personally plan to participate and summon Servant Rider for the Fuyuki Grail War, and I know Tohsaka will likely join me as soon as I can contact her, and with her Emiya will also join our faction. In addition, I have already been talking to one of my other students about joining, and I believe we can count on her.to summon a Servant for our cause."


    "Wait a minute, doesn't all that add up to 8 Masters when there are only 7 slots? You don't have much time if that's the case." asked Jotaro.


    "It would be the case, but I don't plan to have everyone summon Servants for the Fuyuki Grail. One of the three of us will instead participate in the imitation Grail War as a Master, which will leave us with a 5 vs 2 if we don't take into account Zouken Matou." responded Waver.


    "Zouken Matou? He's the old bug man who helped found the ritual, right? As a member of one of the three families, doesn't he get priority?" pondered Jotaro.


    "He does, and depending on if and when he summons a Servant, this may affect both of our factions' manpower. In any case, since I'm sending one of my students to participate in the imitation Grail War, I must ask if you have any information, since the Americans right and pulled one over us, and as a result, the whole thing is a black box."


    "You're in luck. The Speedwagon Foundation does in fact have some information. From what we can tell, the ritual is in fact real, though we also have a few months before it can begin. The organizers are a group of magi lead by Faldeus Dioland tied to the Pentagon, but the Scladio mafia family and the Harway Conglomerate appear to be important collaborators, and we can probably expect Masters from both organizations. Furthermore, the venue, Green Dolphin Street Prison, has a high population of Stand-using inmates, and several of DIO's former followers have been sighted in connection to the ritual."


    "DIO Brando, huh? If that's the case, then this is..." pondered El-Melloi.


    "Yes, a battle between Stand users as well." finished Jotaro. "A Grail War's bad enough, but Stand users could dissolve the whole thing into sheer anarchy."


    "Yeah, Stand users will definitely complicate the picture quite a bit." sighed the lord. "You all do have a tendency to add an element of chaos to things. Also, have you manifested Command Seals, and if you have, do you have a catalyst and Servant in mind?"


    "I got them last night." answered Jotaro, looking down at the two concentric circles with a star inside them on the back of his left hand. "As for the catalyst, there's only one Servant I could trust with this, and his catalyst is at headquarters."


    "I see. Should have expected that answer. In any case, I think it'd be best if we could meet in London next week to go over any additional details to the plan and summon our Servants. All of my allies I wish to recruit are most reachable in London, and there are plenty of workshops in which we can summon in relative secrecy."


    "Sounds good to me. I'll get a SWF-chartered flight to London at the time. See you later." said Jotaro.


    "See you, and good luck." said El-Melloi. "We're all going to need it."


    With that, Jotaro hung up, and he sighed. He may have said this numerous times before, but things really were getting out of hand. He then dialed the director.


    "Ah, Jotaro, is there anything you need?" asked the voice on the other end.


    "Hello, sir. I'd like the you-know-what hidden amongst Mister Speedwagon's things." said Jotaro.


    "You mean...Luck and Pluck?"


    "Yeah, I'm going to need it real soon." responded Jotaro.


    "Understood. I'll have it delivered to your office in a jiffy. Is there anything else?"


    "Yeah, I'd appreciate if you could arrange a private flight to London for me next week."


    "Don't sweat it. I'll arrange for it." reassured the Director.


    "Thank you, that will be all." finished Jotaro, hanging up the call. Now, he was somewhat ready.


    To be continued...

    Here's the second prologue from Jotaro's point of view. These prologues will roughly be in chronological order, with Merlin's being roughly first, and the last one being a week to 5 days after the others. In any case, tell me what you think! Constructive criticism is appreciated!
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    You have played or watched the UBW route in the VN/watched the UBW anime, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warellis View Post
    You have played or watched the UBW route in the VN/watched the UBW anime, right?
    I have watched the anime...why do you ask? Is it the dates? I changed those on purpose to conform with Stone Ocean. Was it something else? I'm all ears. Admittedly, it has been a few months since I last watched the UBW anime, so my memory may be a bit fuzzy.

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    I just wondered if you had because from what you had mentioned before in other threads, it sounded like you had only watched Zero so it made me wonder if you had read or watched the other stuff as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warellis View Post
    I just wondered if you had because from what you had mentioned before in other threads, it sounded like you had only watched Zero so it made me wonder if you had read or watched the other stuff as well.
    I see. Zero was my first, but I did watch UBW as well, and I liked it, hence why I even want to write a post-UBW work.

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