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    Whoops. But yeah. Helsing was noted for being a Devote Catholic, and part of the Church. So being an Executor would likely work better, then being a Magi, especially one who specializes in using magic around ordinary people... Clocktower would not be pleased with that.

    Not sure what else to say about him, really. I tried to play with the Lancer's concept of using Hit and Run tactics, but at the same time, I didn't want him to become too powerful, due to Dracula coming out litterally 3 years before 1900. He is seriously cutting it close to the no more heroes cut off date.

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    True Name: Francisco de Miranda

    Available Classes: Can be summoned as either Rider or Saber, has more advantages as Rider (Francisco de Miranda spent a good deal of his life Seafaring, going from one place to the other.)
    Master: Sakura Matou.
    Class: Saber.

    Boosted Stats:

    Strength: D.
    Agility: C.
    Magical Energy: D.
    Luck: D.
    Endurance: D.

    *Note those modded stats of Miranda are due to his legend being titled the Universal Citizen and thus having his legend acknowledge in all the world he gets a free rank boost for being an Universal Hero.

    Abilities:

    Military Tactics: B+ (Miranda like Bolívar spent his whole life among wars, his rank comes from his participation on the French Revolution, then on the US independence War then on the Venezuelan Independence war the difference is that at the end of the day Miranda has more Experience, the + activates if he is inside of a war tent, it allows his to grasp the atmosphere of the battlefield and thus concentrate more than if he would on a house, an other way is to take him to a Jail or Dungeon, given his borderline fascination over the subject of jails and such he can focus on those too)

    Eye of the Mind Fake
    Rank: C+
    Reasoning and Origin: Miranda often was able to guess with little information the course of the battle, he was quite good at this that was ironically what paved his path to fall, he was able to outsmart Bobez and able to Seize a plaza only to surrender it later due to unexpected problems and sabotage, thus for this failure he was condemned to spent the rest of his life in La Carraca an isolated prison that belongs to Spain.

    Escape Artist:
    Rank: D
    Reasoning and Origin: Miranda in life held an odd hobby, he was fond of spending nights in jails in order to understand the effects of the institutions on his own and in extension other human psyches, his knowledge of being imprisoned is above average, and thus as long he is not captive on a place like La Carraca or bound by Mystical Eyes Miranda has always a chance at escaping the situation he is on.

    Instinct:
    Rank: D
    Reasoning and Origin: Francisco de Miranda was a Seafaring man, due to many years of seafaring he developed a sixth sense when it came to currents and changes on the tide, in land it took form of a gut feeling that would warn him of possible Ambushes just like he had gut feelings before a storm showed on the Horizon, D Rank in this case instead of B due to his inability to listen to it when it mattered.

    Noble Phantasm:
    The Genesis of a Macro Country
    Rank: B
    Type: Support/anti unit
    What does it looks like:
    it takes the form of the original prototype of the Flag of Venezuela and it's the physical form of Miranda' s dream, a macro country,all Spanish speaking countries united under a single flag, a single Republic, one single Power of unity beyond unity.
    Mechanics of the Noble Phantasm: the opponent at seeing this must perform a roll, if it fails the opponent loses all attacking intention due to feeling the dream of Miranda as if it were his own Ambition, if it succeeds the opponent will avoid killing the Servant, it's different than a Charm spell in that it does not seeks to make the opponent fall in love, bur rather transmit his ideas to the other party. Only works on Sane opponents or Lawful good Aligned Opponents, Archer and Berserker would simply shrug off the NP (Archer because he is cynic and his magical resistance, Berserker due to mad enchantment( , on the other hand Servants who have mental pollution and high magical resistance will be less affected the higher the mental pollution the lesser the effect is (at tops resistance of EX rank it would only cause minor discomfort).
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    Was he a better general than Alexander the Great? I've personally never paid much attention to the guy.

    Pioneer of the Stars is lazy and dumb. And while Aksys is mostly to blame for this misconception, please understand that it's a skill for explorers. A more appropriate translation was something like Explorer of the Planet iirc.

    The Condition for the + of EoMF is that he is on a boat, a floater counts, as long as he can identify that he is navigating the EomF goes up one rank

    The condition for Military tactics is that he must sleep on a campaign tent, the reason is that allows Miranda to think like he was in war.
    Just include that in the skills proper then? Like, huh, what led to think this was a thing to include at the end?

    Improve the layout so that it's less cluttered and all the elements distinguish themselves. Otherwise it's unappealing to read at first glance.

    Include the reasoning behind skills, if you truly need to, in some kind of notes section.

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    Is it really just for Explorers. The description made it sound like it was for anyone that made a mark on history.
    He never sleeps. He never dies.

    Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

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    But then it would be for all heroes ever.

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    Under that definition every historical character would have it.

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    I mean more like, heroes that made a world changing accomplishment that forever changed people's perceptions. That is how it describes it. Like someone going to the moon, or how it applies to Drake.

    The specific phrase is "became turning points in human history." Heroes like Arthur were just good kings in Britain, etc.
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    He never sleeps. He never dies.

    Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

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    Gilgamesh.

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    Alexander the Great changed history far more than Drake did.

    Food laying down the law on the topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrikow View Post
    Was he a better general than Alexander the Great? I've personally never paid much attention to the guy.

    Pioneer of the Stars is lazy and dumb. And while Aksys is mostly to blame for this misconception, please understand that it's a skill for explorers. A more appropriate translation was something like Explorer of the Planet iirc.
    I'll remove it and add something else (originally what led me to think Miranda deserved it is the phrase that mAc Chaos pointed, turning points in human history, which miranda was given his accomplishments during the french revolution are engraved on the Arc of Triumph).

    I would say he was at the Par of Alexander, he would've been a bit better hand he not made a couple of foolish moves, he fell for a Bobes feint or the old "i surrender suckers" it became a complete disaster given that Bobes was able to reverse the situation, Miranda had to hand the control of the Plaza back to Bobes in order to preserve the mayor amount of lives, Bolívar betrayed Miranda and sold him to the Spanish who then proceeding throwing in La Carraca.

    It was foolish because both men were known to be blood thirsty psychopaths who were known to be responsible for many massacres, pretty infamous if you will, i cannot remember which one of the two was behind the terrible execution of José Felíx Rivas, the man was in first place burnt badly, he was cooked alive so to speak and then he was killed by using 5 horses to tear each of his limbs then those were taken to random places and shoved onto stakes.

    Just include that in the skills proper then? Like, huh, what led to think this was a thing to include at the end?

    Improve the layout so that it's less cluttered and all the elements distinguish themselves. Otherwise it's unappealing to read at first glance.

    Include the reasoning behind skills, if you truly need to, in some kind of notes section.
    I'll remember to add Bolding and Sub, i am not exactly used to this kind of layout, where i am more active it's pretty different (namely neoseeker runs in custom code and thus we have some if not all the options on the lower part of the screen, etc.), i added how the + activate at the bottom due that i nearly forgot them and firefox was lagging like crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five_X View Post
    do i have to drag up my post on simon bolivar being not that impressive again? :/
    I was reasonable. Anything you see is the result of "class container upgrades" getting into place. Which reminds me I yet again have to do the whole "how did I build the last one up" sheet.
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    Except it doesn't work that way Am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master of Chaos View Post
    I'm just going to leave this here and hope that something serious come out of it....

    Class:
    Berserker
    True Name: Goliath
    Gender: Male
    Alignment: Lawful Mad

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

    Keywords
    KEYWORDS

    Giant

    A common element in many ancient culture, giants are humanoid beings of great size and strength. Categorized as Demi-Humans, they were creatures of old with a great affinity to nature. Despite not being barbaric per say, most preferred to have rustic lives away from human civilization. Representative examples include the Gigantes from Greek Mythology, the Jotunn from Norse Mythology and the Daityas from Hinduism.

    Also, although they were not necessarily enemies of mankind, their great size and strength – common traits among the Phantasmal Species that were antagonistic to humans – caused people to naturally fear them. Likewise, it was not uncommon for men born with prodigious dimensions to be regarded as either giants themselves or their descendants – even if that was not actually the case.

    Books of Samuel

    Two prominent sections that compose part of the Old Testament that were supposedly written by the prophet Samuel. Detailing events that happened in Israel around the 11th Century BC, they declare and explain a number of important precepts for the Torah. In a sense, they are accounts about the golden age of the Jewish tradition.


    CLASS SKILLS

    Mad Enhancement: C
    Causes parameters to Rank Up in exchange of reason. At C Rank, it makes parameters excepting LCK and MGI to Rank Up, but language faculty is lost and he becomes incapable of complex thoughts.

    PERSONAL SKILLS

    Independent Action: D
    The ability to take action even without the prana supply from the Master. Convenient in cases like when the Master wants to activate a Magecraft that calls up maximum prana or when he cannot supply enough prana to the Servant. On another hand, it becomes difficult for the Master to put the Servant under his complete control. At D Rank, it is possible to take battle actions for a short time without support of the Master. However, this is still of little help when attempting to remain in this world after losing the Master.

    Innocent Monster: B
    By means of the image that was born from his behavior while alive, the past and way of being has been distorted. Abilities and appearance end up being transformed. This Skill cannot be removed. The Servant was turned into a hybrid of human and Magical Beast thanks to this.

    Monstrous Strength: C
    The ability to temporarily amplify STR. An offensive special quality that only monsters, Magical Beasts have. STR is rise in 1 Rank by employing it. The period of continuation depends on the rank of "Monstrous Strength".

    Mystic Eyes: B
    Mystic Eyes of Jinx (Ayin Hara). A power of destiny interference that brings misfortune to all those within sight. To defend against it, a strong Divine Protection that negates this kind of curse is essential.

    Weapons

    Giant Spear
    A large wooden shaft with leaf-shaped spearhead made out of bronze. Design-wise, it is exactly what one would expect from something developed roughly 3,000 years ago. However, its sheer size creates a considerable gap of performance when compared to similar weapons.

    NOBLE PHANTASM

    Emek HaElah – The Destined Duel
    Rank: B
    Type: Anti-Army
    A bounded-field Noble Phantasm that prepares Berserker’s favorite battle conditions. A completely isolated space assembled for combat. The crystallization of the anecdotes of the one-on-one duel between the hero David and the giant Goliath.

    Upon activation, a circular area with 100 meters of diameter centered on Berserker will be enveloped by a powerful bounded-field – thus establishing the limits of the battlefield. Other than Berserker himself, only one other combatant is allowed within this battlefield and all those outside it will become unable to intervene in what happens inside. Direct involvement is a matter of course, but even indirect interference such as the Master’s supply of prana will be cut off.

    The prana consumption required for the deployment and maintenance of the bounded-field is considerably small, so the burden that its continuous use imposes on Berserker is quite insignificant. However, because Mad Enhancement has hindered Berserker’s mental capacities, activation requires an order issued with a Command Spell. Also, once deployed the bounded-field cannot be dispelled by any means until the deathmatch has reached an clear outcome.

    Truly, this is a caged dome where two men enter and only one man leaves.

    Background
    BACKGROUND

    Goliath, champion of the Philistines. The traditional archrival of the young hero David. A monstrous giant armed with sword, spear, shield and armor.

    Born in Gath, legends go that Goliath was of ignoble origins. His mother – a simple commoner named Orpah – supposedly used of trickery to flee from home in order to spend a debauched life. As a consequence of her lifestyle, Goliath came into this world without being able to ascertain who his father was.

    In his adulthood, Goliath joined the ranks of the Philistine army and eventually attained a position of prominence thanks to his prodigious size and strength. When the war between Israel and Philistine broke out, he was naturally chosen as the Philistines’ representative champion.

    The turning point of the war came in the battle of the Valley of Elah. As it was custom during those times, Goliath would come out just before the start of the day’s hostilities to challenge the Israelites to send their own champion to meet him in combat. In other words, an one-on-one duel that would determine the outcome of the whole battle.

    However, nobody would answer to his challenge.

    In face of Goliath’s stature and apparent strength, all the Israelites – from the lowest foot soldier to King Saul himself – were overwhelmed with fear. Rather than face likely death at the hands of that giant, they preferred to take their chances and go for an all-out war. Regardless of the required sacrifices, chances of victory were better that way.

    So, Goliath continued to fruitlessly repeat his challenge at the beginning of each day of battle. Until the 40th day, when somebody surprisingly responded to his calls.

    Still, he couldn’t help but be dumbfounded upon seeing that the one who came out of the Israelite lines was not a full-fledged warrior, but instead a young lad wearing no armor and carrying only a shepherd’s sling.

    Goliath’s response was one of natural disdain. He attempted to send the boy away with words of scorn and belittlement, hoping that a proper soldier would come to take his place. However, the youth remain adamant in his resolve to fight against the giant. Since he could not back down from a challenge that he himself issued, Goliath had no choice but to grudgingly face the lad in battle.

    Goliath, champion of the Philistines. A man possessing impressive size, toughened body and refined combat skills. Yet, his fate was to lose his life in that duel against the young David. What decided the outcome was not superior strength or even whimsical luck, but merely divine intervention.

    Innocent Monster

    Just like how David was glorified in later accounts of this legend, Goliath too was extremely vilified in order to make him a suitable rival for the future king of Israel. Symbolically speaking, if David is the embodiment of the devout worship towards God, Goliath represents the pagan beliefs that are crushed by said worship. In other words, the image of a clear evil in regards to a given ideology. Consequentially, modern views of Goliath often put him on the same light as a monster・demon.

    However, said views couldn’t be more unwarranted. If observed in an objective manner, Goliath’s life can only be regarded as the story of a typical human. Bearing unprivileged conditions from birth, he strived to attain his own happiness. For the sake of that, he chose the path as a military man, just like many did in his time.

    Many anecdotes describe Goliath as a vulgar individual that had no qualms against about blaspheming against God and insolently defying the armies of Israel. However, that is far from being truth. During his career as military man, he never did any more or less than what was expected of a man in his position. Though he indeed belittled David prior to their duel, what motivated that was neither the prejudice of the strong towards the weak, nor any sort of religious intolerance, but simply the common sense that “a child must not poke his nose into the affairs of adults”.

    Not a monster or an evil demon, but rather a man who simply followed the path of a warrior. Ultimately, Goliath is just a victim of humans’ childish need to slander their enemies in order to vindicate their own righteousness. If there is a fault he is to be blamed for is merely to have entrusted his sword to the wrong master.

    This is a digression, but while the Skills Mad Enhancement and Innocent Monster turned him into little more than a wild beast, his original self is quite different. If summoned under conditions closer to his true nature, displaying proper rationality, he would behave as well-educated man that holds little regards for ambiguous values like good and evil.

    Guys, I could really use some feedback on this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master of Chaos View Post
    Guys, I could really use some feedback on this...
    Hrm... Goliath is pretty interesting. I really like his skills and his background/matrix info. You make him feel like an interesting Berserker with the Innocent Monster explanation and making him half-PB as well.

    My only reservations on him relate to the one NP. It feels sorta odd to have a NP that works to his advantage based on the situation that got him killed - but that's more of an irrational gut feeling and there's precedent on it with Rider still getting Bellerophon and her pegasus, lol. More importantly, it does feel like it lacks oomph a bit; it's very effective, but aside from cutting off prana supplies, all it does is set up the fight. It's very useful, but it feels like it lacks... something.

    Does that make sense? Right now it seems like pure utility without showmanship. It feels like it'd be hard to make it sound exciting narratively, but some kind of neat visual or other effect could probably help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arch-Magos Winter View Post
    Except it doesn't work that way Am.
    Taking a weak servant, removing the advantages/disadvantages of his/her container, readjusting the same stats to fit your created servant, and then put your container on top and see what increases/decreases. Boost or weaken as legend dictates and presto, you get the servant.
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    Not how it works Am.

    You chose a legendary figure, preferably before the 18th century. If its mythological all the better.

    You then see what deeds and actions the person was said to accomplish.

    Using said deeds you determine the best suited class as well as basic skills and capabilities. This induces stats and and personal skills, with class skills being slightly affected, EX) a swordsman who was never known to ride any vehicles or animals would not have a high riding skill, even if summoned in the Saber class which has riding as a class skill. This does not mean however that stats will change greatly due to class container you develop the stats for the hero, not the class.

    Then you decide out of the two to three most important things in their legends and turn them into NPs.

    Then you balance them to make then reasonable.

    Granted its not always in that order, sometimes you come up with the NP cause you heard something about someone but don't know much about them, or you balance as you go, etc.


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    Just felt like posting an updated version of my Roland sheet, with the newer Oliphant NP in place of the shitty summon it previously performed. Some minor changes throughout, nothing major other than the Oliphant, however.

    Name:
    Roland of Brittany
    Class: Saber
    Other Classes: Rider, Berserker

    Parameters:
    Strength: B
    Endurance: A
    Agility: B
    Mana: C
    Luck: C

    Background:

    Spoiler:
    Roland was a Frankish knight, the nephew of the great king Charlemagne and youngest of four children. Having noble blood, and being one of the favoured of Charlemagne’s family, Roland was groomed for the role of a knight from his childhood, an honorable and respected career for someone of his social stature. When he was thirteen Roland’s sister was stolen away by the king of Elfland, a nightmarish mystical realm which the king ruled over from his grand fortress, the Dark Tower. Both of Roland’s older brothers, also knights-in-training but older and more experienced than himself, ventured into Elfland and were captured, leaving Roland to venture into the distorted nightmare land himself. Heeding advice from a sage druid, Roland was able to cross swords with the King himself and defeat him, saving his siblings and signalling the great potential he had as a knight.

    When Roland was a few years older Charlemagne’s armies marched against the forces of the Saracen king Agolant at Aspremont, but despite accompanying them to the site of the battle Roland was ordered by his uncle not to fight, due to his youth and inexperience. When Charlemagne is about to be killed by the son of Agolant at the height of the battle Roland intervenes, defeating the Saracen prince despite his possession of an enchanted sword, and claims the sword, Durendal, for himself alongside the horse Veillantif, a horse with Phantasmal Beast heritage running through its veins. Roland was showered with accolades for his precocious victory, and the ire and jealousy of his bitter stepfather Ganelon.

    A year later Roland and his friend Oliver were approached by an angel of the Lord in the midst of a feud fuelled by their uncle and father, respectively, ordering them to save their strength for an impending Saracen threat. So awed by the angel and so overcome by religious fervour, Roland became a zealot to the Christian cause, removing the hilt of his prize blade Durendal and replacing it with a blessed hilt containing sacraments from multiple saints to make it a powerful holy blade. After this event Roland, still just a young man, was all set to marry Olivier’s sister, but this was not fated to eventuate, as the day before the marriage Charlemagne was advised of another intrusion by Saracen forces, and he and his army rode out to face the threat.

    On this battlefield Roland encountered the paladin Ferragut, who bore upon himself an aegis from his Lord, rendering him invulnerable even to Roland’s holy blade. The intent of the Saracens was to capture the land of Carthay and claim the princess Angelica as a prize. The battle was furious but Ferragut managed to kill Angelica’s brother, forcing Roland and Oliver to intervene so that she could escape. For the next few days Roland pursued Angelica through a magical forest alongside his rival Renault, who came to hate the princess by drinking from a magical stream, while she fell in love with Renault in an unfortunate turn of fate. During this adventure Roland fell in love with the beautiful Angelica by his own will and chased her endlessly, fighting Renault and refusing to return to assist Charlemagne’s army fight against the invading Saracens.

    Roland disgraced himself by complying with assisting his country in battle only when Angelica’s hand in marriage was promised to the man who battled most bravely against the invaders. During the battle Angelica fell in love with a wounded Saracen warrior she tended to and eloped with him, denying Roland her love. The young Roland, still immature and ill-equipped to deal with the pain of a love lost, flew into a deadly rage and single-handedly forced back the Saracen forces, causing even Ferragut to retreat. After the battle was concluded Roland ran rampant across Africa and Europe, unfettered any longer by consideration for his family, his country or his reputation. Despite the protests of Ganelon, who was most overjoyed by Roland’s terrible behaviour, Oliver employed the brave knight Astolfo to fly to the moon and retrieve Roland’s sanity.

    With his sanity returned and his love for Angelica vanquished, Roland had to deal with the shame of his actions, and he became a knight errant, wandering the countryside and doing good deeds to atone for his shameful display. During his wanderings he converted a giant to Christianity, befriended a philosophical demon, was offered a chance to become king of Spain and ventured to the Holy Land to battle his rival Ferragut for three days straight before finally killing him by stabbing him in the one vulnerable part of his body, his navel. Having achieved this task Roland rejoins Charlemagne’s army, redeemed in his uncle’s eyes, and became the First of Charlemagne’s Twelve Paladins, his greatest warrior, enraging his stepfather even further than he had once been. He fought in many battles against the Moors and the Muslims until only one city remained standing, Saragossa.

    After an extended siege a peace offer was made by the Saracens if the French army returned to its home country, and Charlemagne agreed to this, sending Ganelon as the peace envoy at Roland’s suggestion. Bitter at his stepson and fearful of being murdered in a court full of violent pagans, Ganelon betrayed Charlemagne and Roland, telling the Moors the ideal place to ambush the rearguard of the French army, a small band of great warriors led by none other than Roland. When the ambush struck, outnumbering Roland’s warriors by a huge margin, Roland was left as the last man standing, watching his best friend Oliver and the remainder of his Twelve Peers die. Only then, near death himself and with no hope of salvation left, did Roland blow his war horn to call back Charlemagne’s army. He blew the Oliphant so hard that his temples burst, killing himself, but allowing the returning army to seize the city of Sargossa, which ended up bare of defenders after the ambush against Roland’s knights.


    Personality:

    Spoiler:
    A jovial and laughter-filled man for the most part, Roland is an honourable warrior with a drive to fight endlessly. In truth, his mad rage after losing the love of Angelica still haunts him, and it is this that drives him to throw himself recklessly into situations without thought for how they might end. He is also optimistically stubborn, cheerfully claiming that odds don’t mean a thing and that his battle is guided by God Himself. This is the other main aspect of Roland’s nature, his highly pious faith that steps past devotion and into the realm of zealous fervor. He is quick to strike out at those who blaspheme against the Lord, though his honor dictates that he always give the offender a chance to repent and make good of himself. Being both faithful and optimistic, Roland is incredibly trusting, perhaps too much so, and strives to find the good in everyone, even those he fights wars against. All in all, most people consider Roland to be a likeable man, as long as religion is not involved, as he can be incredibly overbearing in his preaching and attempts to convert others to the way of Christianity.


    Class Skills:

    Riding (B): Roland is able to ride natural beasts of any sort, but cannot ride any sort of Phantasmal Beast. Roland is also quite capable of driving mechanical vehicles.

    Magic Resistance (C+):
    Cancel spells with a chant below two verses, and is exceptionally good against magic with its roots in Muslim faith or Middle Eastern mysticism. Cannot defend against Magecraft on the level of High-Thaumaturgy and Greater Rituals.

    Personal Skills

    Protection of the Faith (C):
    The absoluteness of Roland’s faith in his king’s divine mission and in The Lord Our Saviour prevents most types of mental interference and reduces the effects of pagan or unholy attacks against Roland to a reasonable degree.

    Battle Continuation (A):
    Makes possible to fight even with deadly injuries and can remain alive so long as one does not receive a decisive fatal wound. It is the strength of vitality for predicaments. Also, the ability to withdraw from combat and reach allied territory alive after being defeated.

    Guardian Knight (B):
    As the leader of Charlemagne’s rearguard in his return to France, Roland gains a Rank Up in Endurance and Strength when protecting another in near combat in order to allow the protected person to retreat to safety.


    Durendal
    The Peerless Sword


    Type: Anti-Unit/Anti-Army/Anti-Fortress
    Rank: D - A+

    Description:
    The weapon that Roland wields is the great blade Durendal, a single-handed “Viking sword” style blade that was commonly used at the time. Won from a great Saracen warrior, this holy sword contains within a golden hilt the tooth of St Peter, the blood of St Basil, the hair of St Denis and cloth from the sacred raiment of the Blessed Virgin, all gifted to Charlemagne by an angel of God. The sword is near to indestructible and will maintain its sharpness no matter how little prana its user may possess. Sealed within the blade are three holy miracles, each able to be used a single time.

    The first miracle is La Brèche de Roland, the powerful earth-notching blow that carved out a notch in a mountainside when Roland attempted to destroy Durendal. A single incredibly powerful blow is unleashed, providing a temporary Double Rank Up to Roland’s Strength, and the attack is treated as Anti-Fortress, ranking down any defensive Phantasm used against it by one rank for the attack’s duration, with an accompanying loss in defensive capability.

    The second miracle is Vitalité de l'Esprit Fidèle, a divine spiritual rejuvenation that will completely heal all of Roland’s wounds and restore his prana reserves to their maximum after a short three-line prayer.

    The final miracle sealed within Durendal is the judgement of the divine Lord himself, Radiance du Dieu Véritable. A singular blast of light is unleashed from the tip of Durendal’s blade as a Rank A+ Anti-Army/Anti-Fortress attack, similar in manner to a blast from the faerie blade Excalibur. Once the miracles have all been expended the sword retains nothing more than its exceptional sharpness and durability, as an impressive but relatively mundane Rank D Phantasm.

    Oliphant
    Sound Off at the Setting of the Sun


    Type: Anti-Magic
    Rank: A

    Description:
    A finely-wrought battle horn created from an elephant’s tusk obtained by Roland during a hunting trip in India, the Oliphant is a last-ditch Phantasm with several seals placed upon it. To blow upon the horn and invoke its effects, Roland must meet all three criteria. First, he must be defending another in battle, invoking his Guardian Knight skill. Secondly, he must be grievously wounded, so that only his Battle Continuation sustains him. Third, he must have expended each of the miracles contained within Durendal, such that no hope for victory remains. Once these three conditions are met Roland can choose to blow on the Oliphant, unleashing a violent sonic wave of concussive force omnidirectionally.

    Old beliefs in the anti-magic properties of the elephant have manifested in the Oliphant’s trumpeting, as the wave of sound possesses the ability to strip prana away from anything it passes over within a 50 metre radius. The sound itself pushes the prana away, rendering the land barren of mana and stripping the magical od from living creatures, rendering them exhausted and unable to utilise magecraft. Within a half meter radius of the horn’s sounding any prana is completely converted to a pure form before expulsion, being so close to the source of the sound, and as all Servants and their Phantasms are at their most basic level familiars made manifest by materialising prana the Oliphant will instantly disintegrate any Servant within that small radius.

    Roland himself is not exempt from this effect, and so perishes upon use of the Oliphant, though the Oliphant itself remains, being the source of the effect, and will stay manifest for up to an hour. Beyond that small half meter radius anything made of materialised prana is forcefully flung away, buffeted by the wave of sound to at least the edge of the 50 meter radius, and potentially far further and much harder if the Servant’s Magic Parameter is high.

    Like all things magical energy cannot be destroyed in a true sense, and so all the magical energy from within the range of the Oliphant is pushed to the edges, compressing around the perimeter in a dome-shaped formation of dense prana. Obviously, the more magical energy that is pushed away by the Oliphant, the denser the barrier it will form. In particularly magically-rich areas the density of the magical energy compressed in upon itself may cause it to become unstable and explode, detonating the entire dome in a spectacular manner, but even in more regular areas the prana will remain densely packed and will block attacks or attempts to penetrate it with further magic, which only risks destabilizing the barrier further. The only way to pass through it is to slowly and deliberately push through, and until the barrier fades any magical energy within the object or person passing through will be stripped and added to the barrier, rendering any magus essentially a normal human when passing through.

    This is the ultimate shield of Roland, guarding his Master from enemy Servants and magi as long as they are within the barrier, but there is a final usage for the prana barrier if Roland’s Master sounds a trumpet on the Oliphant after Roland has used it. In doing so the Master invokes the concept of “Roland’s Reinforcements”, but folds the concept in upon itself, making the concept of "Roland's Reinforcements" become "Reinforcement that Roland provides to those who come after him". This causes an inversion of the intial effects of the Oliphant, drawing the entire magical barrier inwards, through the Oliphant and into the Master, filling him or her up with all of that prana, often topping them up well beyond their normal limits as the Oliphant’s charms Reinforce the physical body far beyond what it should be capable of, allowing the Master to briefly handle that excess of prana with no difficulty and utilise the bountiful prana for fantastic purposes beyond a level the Master should normally be able to attain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knick View Post
    Not how it works Am.

    You chose a legendary figure, preferably before the 18th century. If its mythological all the better.

    You then see what deeds and actions the person was said to accomplish.

    Using said deeds you determine the best suited class as well as basic skills and capabilities. This induces stats and and personal skills, with class skills being slightly affected, EX) a swordsman who was never known to ride any vehicles or animals would not have a high riding skill, even if summoned in the Saber class which has riding as a class skill. This does not mean however that stats will change greatly due to class container you develop the stats for the hero, not the class.

    Then you decide out of the two to three most important things in their legends and turn them into NPs.

    Then you balance them to make then reasonable.

    Granted its not always in that order, sometimes you come up with the NP cause you heard something about someone but don't know much about them, or you balance as you go, etc.
    That's more or less how I made it.

    What I'm talking about is when I make the stats, I usually have no reference point to use. So I choose the weakest Servant I know, remove the alterations the container provided, and then I see where the stats belong to in the servant I'm creating. Afterwards, I put the container on and see how the stats would change. Depending on the legend, I see if there's one particular stat that's too low or too high.

    Basically, you build something by using a template.

    Spoiler:
    EG: Using EMIYA, which is the weakest Servant of the Knight classes spec-wise;

    STR: D, DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: B, LCK: E. (I realized EMIYA actually has the minimum requirements, his STR is lower, but his MGI is several ranks higher than the container.)

    Archer stats:
    Strength C, Endurance C, Agility C, Mana E, and Luck E.

    Containerless EMIYA: STR: E (I'll explain why), DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: A (I've seen that Masters affect this spec directly), LCK: E.

    Now on to the explanation.

    There's a rank trade-off between STR and MGI: Archer class stats are STR: C and MGI: E. EMIYA inverts this container's order based on his abilities matching differently, so let's redistribute them into EMIYA's Archer-class order and see what comes out:

    Archer's container fine tuned stats:
    Strength C, Endurance C, Agility C, Mana C, and Luck E. (This means EMIYA is slightly stronger than an empty Archer-class container.

    Time to remove the container:

    STR: E (+1 rank up), DEF: C (no change), AGL: C (no change), MGI: A (one rank down/no change), LCK: E (no change).

    That said, I'm going to use a normal Saber class container and his stats, which should be the weakest, to create specs for a Saber-class servant.

    STR: E, DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: A, LCK: E.

    Let's redistribute them by taking the servant's exploits and age into consideration.

    STR: A, DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: E, LCK: E.

    (Adding +1 rank up because of legend and age).

    STR: A, DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: E, LCK: D.

    Redistributing:

    STR: C, DEF: B, AGL: D, MGI: E, LCK: C.

    Now putting the container on top:

    Strength A, Endurance B, Agility B, Mana C, and Luck D.

    Leads to:

    STR: B, DEF: B, AGL: C, MGI: E, LCK: C (D+ is more than plain C).

    and then you add the extra perks of the master (luck or mana boosts depending on compatibility and the like).
    Ultima prophetiae, veni finis tempus;
    magnus ab integro saeclorum quod mortum. Finis magnus ordo.
    Iam redit Virgo Phaenomi regibus redeunt,
    nova progenies ad caelo surgit.
    Vestra puerorum, qui movere tempus ipsum, et rotam ferrea primum.
    Ac vestra lucis, omnes surgit futurum aureus, novo mundo nascens.

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    Okay, that's an awesome Roland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amaranth View Post
    That's more or less how I made it.

    What I'm talking about is when I make the stats, I usually have no reference point to use. So I choose the weakest Servant I know, remove the alterations the container provided, and then I see where the stats belong to in the servant I'm creating. Afterwards, I put the container on and see how the stats would change. Depending on the legend, I see if there's one particular stat that's too low or too high.

    Basically, you build something by using a template.

    Spoiler:
    EG: Using EMIYA, which is the weakest Servant of the Knight classes spec-wise;

    STR: D, DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: B, LCK: E. (I realized EMIYA actually has the minimum requirements, his STR is lower, but his MGI is several ranks higher than the container.)

    Archer stats:
    Strength C, Endurance C, Agility C, Mana E, and Luck E.

    Containerless EMIYA: STR: E (I'll explain why), DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: A (I've seen that Masters affect this spec directly), LCK: E.

    Now on to the explanation.

    There's a rank trade-off between STR and MGI: Archer class stats are STR: C and MGI: E. EMIYA inverts this container's order based on his abilities matching differently, so let's redistribute them into EMIYA's Archer-class order and see what comes out:

    Archer's container fine tuned stats:
    Strength C, Endurance C, Agility C, Mana C, and Luck E. (This means EMIYA is slightly stronger than an empty Archer-class container.

    Time to remove the container:

    STR: E (+1 rank up), DEF: C (no change), AGL: C (no change), MGI: A (one rank down/no change), LCK: E (no change).

    That said, I'm going to use a normal Saber class container and his stats, which should be the weakest, to create specs for a Saber-class servant.

    STR: E, DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: A, LCK: E.

    Let's redistribute them by taking the servant's exploits and age into consideration.

    STR: A, DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: E, LCK: E.

    (Adding +1 rank up because of legend and age).

    STR: A, DEF: C, AGL: C, MGI: E, LCK: D.

    Redistributing:

    STR: C, DEF: B, AGL: D, MGI: E, LCK: C.

    Now putting the container on top:

    Strength A, Endurance B, Agility B, Mana C, and Luck D.

    Leads to:

    STR: B, DEF: B, AGL: C, MGI: E, LCK: C (D+ is more than plain C).

    and then you add the extra perks of the master (luck or mana boosts depending on compatibility and the like).
    There is no evidence for your theory, so stop saying it like its fact.
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    The point is that descriptive writing is very rarely entirely accurate and during the reign of Olaf Quimby II as Patrician of Ankh some legislation was passed in a determined attempt to put a stop to this sort of thing and introduce some honesty into reporting. Thus, if a legend said of a notable hero that “all men spoke of his prowess” any bard who valued his life would add hastily “except for a couple of people in his home village who thought he was a liar, and quite a lot of other people who had never really heard of him.” Poetic simile was strictly limited to statements like “his mighty steed was as fleet as the wind on a fairly calm day, say about Force Three,” ...

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