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    Saber

    "I cast off King and duty, I had won my freedom - yet all I found was the shackles of guilt and isolation. With my past cut away, now all I have is the broken music of a broken man..."



    True Name: Heime
    Epithet: "The Wandering Minstrel"
    Region: Germanic Mythology (c. 6th Century)
    Hidden Attribute: Earth
    Alignment: Neutral Good
    Likes: Christianity, Family
    Dislikes: Thieves, Violence
    Talents: Farming, Music
    Natural Enemy: Sibeche

    Parameters
    STR: (C) END: (C) AGI: (B) MGI: (C) LCK: (E) NP: (B)

    Character
    Saber takes the form of Heime, one of the heroes of the brotherhood of Prince Dietrich von Bern who later betrayed him to serve under his wicked uncle, King Ermenrich. However, once he has been summoned into the modern era, Heime will insist on his Master calling him "Ludwig" as he feels he is unworthy of his true name.

    Heime is a hard man to pin down, he claims to be nothing more than a wandering minstrel but he carries a sword and speaks like a preacher. Yet despite all his talk of atoning, there is a heavy air of lethargy surrounding the man and he is loathe to take any kind of action unless pressured into it. It seems his betrayal of Dietrich still weighs on his mind - especially the fact that he did it for mere gold and with the disastrous events that followed, he fears that by getting involved in the present day will only lead to him screwing things up again and so he prefers to isolate himself and continue playing on his harp. Nevertheless Heime is not a heartless man and he will attempt to support his Master in whatever way he can, his favourite trick in particular to cheer people up is doing an advanced form of the "robot dance" thanks to the fact that both of his elbows are double jointed. There is however one option to make him take action which would be to insult his former comrades, for even though he betrayed them he still holds them in the highest of esteem and anyone who insults their memory will taste Heime's steel.

    Once Heime finally steps onto the battlefield, his opponents will find that this "mere minstrel" is no slouch when it comes to combat. Although he struggled to keep up with the superhuman Dietrich, Heime still achieved fame for slaying the dragon that gave him his name and so his swift and precise sword slashes are formidible. As befiting of his infamy as a disgraced knight, Heime is not unopposed to underhanded tactics such as using his harp to amplify his usage of the Sacraments before engaging the enemy so as to give himself an advantage in combat. However he will draw the line at flat out unethical behaviour such as taking hostages or harming innocent civilians...if he can avoid it that is.

    His wish upon the Grail? He would bare the weight of his sins no matter how heavy and alone if need be, and so his only wish would be to change history so that his beloved Witege did not join him in leaving Dietrich's side which Heime views as a major factor in Dietrich's suffering.


    Skills

    Class Skills

    Magic Resistance - (C)
    The protection granted against magical effects. Differing from the Resistance effect that merely rejects Magical Energy, this ability cancels the spells altogether. As a Knight from the age of swords and sorcery, Heime has a decent immunity to magical effects even if he does not use them himself. He will naturally cancel out spells with a chant below two verses, but it will not work on anything on the level of greater Magecraft or Great Rituals.

    Riding - (B)
    A Class Skill of Rider and Saber class Servants, denoting the ability to ride mounts and vehicles. Rider-class Servants will typically possess a high rank. It is said that dragon type mounts are an exception, requiring a different ability other than Riding. As a Knight, Heime has a bevy of experience when it comes to riding mounts, in particular horses. He can handle most vehicles and animals with above average skill, even vehicles that did not exist in the time period he was alive in, for they are no exception. However, he cannot ride the likes of Phantasmal Species such as Monstrous Beasts.

    Personal Skills

    Dragon Slayer - (C)
    One of the special Skills provided for those who have took down a member of the Dragon Kind. As the slayer of the fiercesome dragon "Heime" and then taken his name before going on the kill many lesser dragons, Heime has plenty of experience dealing with the Dragon Kind. That tactical knowledge has resulted in his attacks that successfully connect will receive a Plus Modifier before damage calculation, and his defensive measures against them gain Initiative. However, since all the dragons that Heime fought were only of Impure Blood in the Age of Man, this Skill is capped off at the mid-Rank.

    Harp of Healing - (C)
    The ability to carry magical energy across sound waves generated from harp chords to impart a specific effect on those who hear the music. After becoming the adoptive father of Aslög, Heime earned a living by becoming a wandering minstrel and would play to all that wished to hear. Having learnt the art of music from his fellow knight Volker, Heime can play his harp to restore the psychological stability to those who listen and purge moderate amounts of mental interference from the enemy, akin to modern musical therapy. By continuing to further listen in a calm environment, the target(s) will begin to slowly recover health if they are wounded.

    Invocation of the Sacraments - (D)
    A type of Magecraft that changed style into a Church form. The ability to use the sacraments and charms of the Church, along with baptismal rites. In seeking atonement for his sins, Heime spent several years living in a monastery as a monk and learning their ways. From Bounded Fields to ward off evil spirits, to spells of hypnosis to mask supernatural activity to preforming exorcisms via baptisms, and various other spells under the banner of Sacraments. As he was only with them for a few years, Heime only had time to learn the basics and even then mostly defensive measures from the cowardly monks.



    Noble Phantasm

    Brísingamen
    Shining Torc of the Sun

    [Type: Anti-Unit], [Rank: B], [Maximum Range: 0 Metres], [Maximum Number of Targets: Self]

    A glimmering necklace of precious metal with a shining orange gemstone inlaid that was crafted by four Dwarfs at the behest of the Goddess Freyja. At some point it was stolen by Loki and after Ragnarok somehow wound up in the treasure vault of Bern. Once King Ermenrich was assassinated, Heime trawled through the ruins of the vault and made off with it.

    As Brísingamen senses that it is once again being worn by a worthy Norseman, it radiates power once again whilst hanging from Heime's neck. Even when he is not conciously using it, Brísingamen will passively grant a Plus Modifier to Heime's Magic Resistence. But the true power of the Noble Phantasm is that it grants Heime limited access to the ancient mystic arts of Seiðr. By channeling its power, Heime is able to see into the future at critical moments which can change his fate in the midst of battle. It is even possible to mitigate and even outright negate the effects of causality interference from the Noble Phantasms of enemy Servants.

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    Nagelring
    Cursed Ring of Nails

    [Type: Anti-Unit], [Rank: B], [Maximum Range: 2-3 Metres], [Maximum Number of Targets: 1-2]

    The mystic sword created by the Dwarf Alberich and originally belonged to Prince Dietrich until he gained the dragon-blood sword Eckesachs and gifted Nagelring to Heime. It is said that the sword Nægling wielded by the hero Beowulf was merely an imitation, forged by human smiths who tried to imitate Nagelring's splendor and so this sword has all the same strength but without having to sacrifice its cutting ability.

    Yet despite its glory, it became tainted in the hands of Heime who stained it with the blood of innocents when he slaughtered the inhabitants of Ravenna under orders from King Ermenrich. Thus the pain and the malice of the slain victims has infected the blade, turning it into a Cursed Sword. Now as a Servant, when Heime cuts down someone the blade will greedily feed on their lifeforce and convert it into magical energy whilst giving any excess to Heime which will give his Parameters a boost. The more Heime continues to do this, red and purple cracks with begin to form on the sword's blade and will pulsate like demonic veins, and with each strike will black miasma escape from the cracks combined with the piercing screams of the sword's victims it has consumed. Faced with using such an evil sword, Heime must weigh his options and choose whether to stave off the temptation of using its power to consume the lives of "evil" people around the city and empower himself to achieve victory for his Master, or to stay true to his desire to atone and win through his own merit even with unlikely odds.



    Lore
    Before Heime was Heime, he was born Studas the Younger named after his father, a vassal of Queen Brünhild of Îslant, and owner of a farm just outside the capital. But the Junior Studas hated the idea of being a farmer, and so once he turned seventeen he decided to head out to find the warrior named Dietrich von Bern and challenge him to a duel. Studas' father advised against such a foolhardy quest but nevertheless gave his son the sword Blutgang and the swift horse Rispa. But as soon as he landed on the continent, Studas encounted his first challenge by meeting the Dragon Heime. The young man was not deterred and after a long battle he slayed the dragon and as a trophy he took the beast's name for his own. Arriving in Bern, "Heime" was dismayed to learn that the famous warrior Dietrich...was in fact a twelve year old boy. But the boy's mentor Hildebrand said not to judge a book by its cover and set up a duel between them. Heime quickly realised that Dietrich was no ordinary boy as he was being pushed back despite being twice as tall. Heime banked all of his strength into a single strike and slashed at Dietrich's head so hard that his sword Blutgang shattered...but though Dietrich's helmet split in half, his head was left unharmed and so the weaponless Heime conceded defeat.

    Because of his ability to keep up with Dietrich's strength, Heime was made a vassal of the Prince and accompanied him on many an adventure. From rescuing princesses from dwarfs or battling dragons, but most notable was when Dietrich travelled to the court of King Isung to challenge his eleven sons to a tournament to see whose band of knights is superior. Despite his confidence, Heime was easily defeated and he began to realise the gap between him and his comrades was increasing. Perhaps sensing the strife within his friend, once Dietrich had obtained the dragon-blood sword from slaying giants, he passed his previous sword Nagelring onto Heime for safekeeping. Although Dietrich befriended many people, not all of them got along and this was most evident with Heime and Witege, the two Scandinavians of the group who always found themselves together and would frequently butt heads over everything as they had opposing views on many things. It was around this time that Dietrich's uncle, the wicked King Ermenrich was growing impatient with his nephew's fame and sought to take over Bern before Dietrich could become King. For that reason he sought out people he though were weak in loyalty to Dietrich and tried to buy them out. Eventually the King came to Heime and he was torn with indecision as despite his friendship to Dietrich, the money offered would pull Heime's family out of being poor farmers in a backwater country.

    When the fateful day came that the King of Bern passed away, Dietrich was away fighting King Osantrix alongside Altera the Hun so he could not immediately return to his father. Ermenrich immediately launched an assault on Bern to capture it since the prince was absent and when Dietrich's loyal followers rose up to defend the capital, they suddenly found themselves surrounded by traitors led by Witege and Heime. By the time Dietrich arrived at Bern he was completely outnumbered and forced to accept a treaty whereby his men would only be released if he was made an exile and never return to Bern. Dietrich begrudgingly agreed and left for the sanctuary of Altera the Hun. But Dietrich would not give up his birthright so easily and borrowing an army from Altera, he besieged Ravenna where Ermenrich was stationed. The battle was long and fierce and Heime was still very conflicted over whether he had made the right choice to place his family above that of his sworn-brothers. The die was ultimately cast when in the midst of battle, Heime found himself locking swords with Alphart - Hildebrand's nephew and Dietrich's loyal vassal. Perhaps because of his doubts, Heime's sword strikes were lacking their normal strength and he quickly found himself knocked down by Alphart. Awaiting execution, Heime closed his eyes but upon feeling blood splatter on his face he opened his eyes to see Witege had dishonourably stabbed Alphart from behind in order to save his comrade. As he stared into the eyes of Witege, Heime decided from that moment onwards to follow him, even to the depths of hell itself. Thus even though Ermenrich lost the battle of Ravenna - with Heime and Witege being taken prisoners, Heime decided to join Witege in not seeking Dietrich's forgiveness and instead escape for Bologna to re-group with Ermenrich.

    Although the King hailed the returning heroes, the guilt weighed heavily on Witege's mind and so Heime did all he could to support him, to the point that they were practically living together. Eventually the time came to face off against Dietrich once again and Ermenrich's chief advisor Sibeche suggested having a battle at Gronsport on the Mosel river. Although Heime sensed something was off about the "advice" Ermenrich was receiving, without any evidence he chose not to say anything. The battle was an intense one and Heime quickly found himself separated from Witege which gave him a terrible sense of dread. Dietrich's forces ultimately proved superior and after some wandering, Heime arrived at the nearby lake to find Dietrich standing over the body of the deceased Witege, having won their duel -the sight broke Heime and he staggered away. Afterwards Heime learned that Ermenrich's advisor Sibeche had deliberately given the King bad tactical advice as sabotage to get him killed and so Heime put all of his energy into scouring the land to find him and avenge Witege's death. The cat and mouse chase of tracking down Sibeche's men to find another breadcrumb of his location went on for many years but once Heime finally found him he was distraught to learn that he had already been killed by one of Dietrich's men.

    With his revenge taken from him, Heime decided to atone for his sins by giving up his worldly possessions and becoming a monk at a monastery under the false name "Ludwig". But the peace was short-lived as after only a couple of years the monastery became under constant attack by the giant named Aspilian. "Ludwig" offered to defeat the giant if his sword was returned to him, but the abbot lied and said he had it melted for scrap iron. Frustrated Heime grabbed the abbot and started shaking him, saying that no mere man had the ability to destroy Nagelring and the frightened abbot revealed the location of the sword. Heime sailed out to confront the giant Aspilian on his home island and found him riding an elephant like a horse. Though Aspilian boasted that no human could defeat him, Heime quickly killed the giant in their duel and returned triumphantly to the monastery. The news soon reached Dietrich's ears of a monk wielding Nagelring and he rode out to meet this "Ludwig" but Heime refused to admit to his true identity. Dietrich pleaded that he had lost all of his comrades in Kriemhild's revenge plot at Altera's castle and he was willing to forgive any past transgressions so they could fight together again. But Heime said that although he did not hate Dietrich, he could not serve under the man who killed Witege. Thus with his identity exposed, Heime abandoned the life of a monk to become a wandering minstrel who played the harp for anyone who'd listen. Eventually he reached the court of Queen Brünhild of Îslant for the first time again in decades, yet she recognised him instantly and begged him to help her. She was wasting away and death approached, but she feared for her child Aslög who might be the target of assassination plots due to being the niece of Kriemhild. Heime accepted his former queen's request and after her death, became the guardian of the child and in when public hid her within the hollowed out inside of his giant harp. One day the pair travelled to Norway and stayed in the lodgings of the peasant husband and wife Áke and Grima. Áke had heard a rumour that Heime kept valuable treasures hidden inside his harp, so he and his wife got Heime drunk one night and murdered him in his sleep. But when they forced open the instrument, to their shock they discovered the "treasure" was merely a young girl. Thus the tale of Heime comes to a close in a sudden and unheroic fashion.


    Relationships
    Beowulf - "I see the rumours were true, your Nægling does appear to be an imitation of my Nagelring. Yet looking at the state of my sword now, I think that yours is more radiant."
    Brynhildr - "Lady Brünhild!? No...Who are you?"

    Kriemhild - "I must confess, I can understand Mi'lady's actions. I too spared no expense to enact revenge over the murder of the person I loved."

    Mordred - "Hmph, I expected much more from one of the most famous traitors in history yet all I see is a petulant child."

    Siegfried - "Long time no see, Prince of Xanten - although I suppose you were the King by the time you were killed. Tell me, could you ever find it in your heart to forgive the men who betrayed you?"

    Sigurd - "Hmm? How strange. You appear similar to Lord Siegfried yet at the same time I sense you are very different."


    Creator's Notes
    One of the less well known figures of Dietrich's Round Table, usually playing second fiddle to Witege and never the hero of his own Tale, making him akin to someone like Bedivere in a way but with shades of Mordred.

    The Faceclaim is Frani Glenbrook from...you guessed it, the SRPG, "Triangle Strategy". I was originally planning to use him for Witege but figured Heime fit better.


    As usual, all comments and criticisms are welcome~
    "Here's a bangin lil' tune about takin' on The Man!"

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    Heime: A fun sheet. I feel like the Brisingamen being something he just has is a bit random. Especially since you can justify it as, say, Oden or one of the Valkyries giving it to him after death as a reward for protecting Aslaug.

    Edit: Keeping the spelling error because it's funny. Odin was born to boil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrStein View Post
    Heime: A fun sheet. I feel like the Brisingamen being something he just has is a bit random. Especially since you can justify it as, say, Oden or one of the Valkyries giving it to him after death as a reward for protecting Aslaug.
    It is pretty random, but it appears to be some sort of lost tradition since the poem Beowulf passingly mentions Heime swiping it from Ermenrich without much context and I decided to just throw it in as is.
    "Here's a bangin lil' tune about takin' on The Man!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skull View Post
    It is pretty random, but it appears to be some sort of lost tradition since the poem Beowulf passingly mentions Heime swiping it from Ermenrich without much context and I decided to just throw it in as is.
    Huh. The more you know.

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    So here's a new sheet from me. Be sure to look for collapse-text in his Class, personal information, personality and Skills to get the full story. As usual comments and critique would be welcome. Thanks for reading y'all!



    LancerForeigner of Inebriated Truth
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    Appearance:

    Source

    Stage 3 Ascension Art


    True Name: Eurypylus

    Alignment: Chaotic GoodEvil

    Alternate Classes: BerserkerLancer, Berserker

    Armament: A bronze spear with a small wine flask hanging from it.

    Strength- C
    Agility- B
    Endurance- B
    Mana- B
    Luck- C
    NP- B

    Personality
    A friendly guy who acts like "everyone's cool drunk uncle". He's happy to share alcohol with anyone, calling it the sacrament of his god, although he'll reluctantly accept age-limits. He dislikes bloodshed wishing for everyone to settle their disagreements over a sweet cup of wine. A friendly guy who acts like "everyone's cool drunk uncle". He's happy to share alcohol with anyone, calling it the sacrament of his god, although he'll reluctantly accept age-limits. He dislikes bloodshed wishing for everyone to settle their disagreements over a cup of wine. However his true patron is actually Gloon and not Dionysus, so there's a far darker side to Foreigner's devotion. He won't take no for an answer and will try to convert everyone into Gloon's ways of endless drunkenness and revelry, even using his Noble Phantasm to shatter their mind and remake them into one of the god's followers. His wish on the Holy Grail is to dissolve all of humanity into Gloon's embrace so they can live forever in a paradise of eternal drunken dreams.

    Likes: alcohol, partying, his patron, dolphins
    Dislikes: violence, teetotalers, people who judge by appearances
    Talents: dissipating bloodshed, spreading the
    wine
    word
    of God
    Natural Enemy: Paris


    Class Skills:

    Magic Resistance- CExistence Beyond The Domain- B
    Confers protection against magical effects. At this rank spells with a chant below two verses are cancelled. Cannot cope against the likes of High Thaumaturgy or Greater Rituals.A Skill inherent to the Foreigner Class, asserting one's existence outside of time and reality. Foreigner is partially resistant to physical and mental damage, as his true self exists far beyond the reality perceivable by humans. This defense can be bypassed if the attacker themselves is connected to "something beyond man", like by possessing the Divinity Skill. Foreigner's patron manifests in the shell of a god from human mythology, so he obtains a lower rank.

    Divinity- C
    Qualifies one's aptitude as a Divine Spirit. Foreigner became a follower of Dionysus in life but was never claimed to be descended from him. His status as ambassador to a deity is enough to grant him C-rank in this Class.

    Revelry- A+
    A Skill that replaces the usual Insanity of the Foreigner Class. He was cured of his madness upon dedicating himself to the god Dionysus and reigned as king over the land of Aroe--- at least, that's how the tale goes. In reality his madness remained, but he considered it a gift instead of a curse. Foreigner is constantly drowning in madness, but embraces that as the blessing of his patron. His words and gestures continually invite others to join him in drowning in the ecstasy of divine madness, equating to a mental aura akin to drunkenness that melts morals, muddles rivalries and erodes rational thought.

    "Now now, can't we just talk it over some nice drink and be friends?"



    Personal Skills:

    Affection Of The Wine GodAffection Of The Wine God (False)- B
    A Skill that denotes one being loved by the god of wine Dionysus, whom Lancer dedicated himself to after recovering from a bout of madness. Additionally to the paradigmatic rank-up of parameters save Luck and Mana Lancer is bestowed several boons to better spread his patron's gospel of revelry, that is, complete immunity to the negative effects of intoxication and a passive ability to convert any beverage he touches into an alcoholic one.A Skill that denotes one being loved by the god of wine Dionysus, whom Foreigner dedicated himself to after recovering from a bout of madness. Additionally to the paradigmatic rank-up of parameters save Luck and Mana Foreigner is bestowed several boons to better spread his patron's gospel of revelry, that is, complete immunity to the negative effects of intoxication and a passive ability to convert any beverage he touches into an alcoholic one. In truth it wasn't Dionysus he contacted but rather Gloon, so while utilizing this Skill Foreigner receives strange visions of cyclopean ruins beneath the sea that further drive his devotion to the mad god.

    Dispeller Of Divine Wrath- B
    According to legend, when cursed with madness LancerForeigner received a prophecy from the Oracle of Delphi to seek out a city with strange offerings and settle there. His wanderings took him to the city of Athroe where he found the citizens sacrificing a maiden to the goddess Artemis to propitiate for the crime of Comaetheo and Melanippus, who'd polluted her shrine. LancerForeigner ended the sacrifices and established worship of Dionysus in the city, whereupon he regained his sanity. Having called off the wrath of a goddess, LancerForeigner is able to nullify around him offensive Skills and Noble Phantasms derived from Divinity at rank C or lower.

    In The Trojan Horse- C
    A Skill signifying LancerForeigner as one of the Greek soldiers who hid inside the wooden horse to enter the gates of Troy. Other heroes who took part in the stratagem and subsequent sacking might not possess this due to having more particular martial or tactical feats that overshadowed it. Having both smuggled into the city to sabotage its defenses and participated in the crowded fight within this confers him access to Presence Concealment, Subversive Tactics and Knowledge Of Melee Combat at rank D.

    ...Furthermore the meaning of "Trojan Horse" is something harmful disguised as a blessing. As such this Skill allows Foreigner to obscure the true horrific nature of his patron god, passing himself off as a Lancer and hiding the (False) variant in Affection Of The Wine God. Though this is dispelled when one witnesses the invocation of his Noble Phantasm.

    Familiars (Dolphins)- B
    Lancer is accompanied by dolphins that were depicted as the friends and servants of Dionysus. These dolphins are able to swim playfully through air as well as water and carry others on their backs.Foreigner is accompanied by dolphins that were depicted as the friends and servant of Dionysus. These dolphins are able to swim playfully through air as well as water and carry others on their backs. They are actually Foreigner's former followers transformed into dolphins by the "blessing" of his true patron god, Gloon. When unleashed by Foreigner's will these innocent creatures become surprisingly vicious letting out unearthly high-pitched calls and swarming the opponent, battering with their tails and ripping them apart in ecstatic revelry.


    Noble Phantasm
    Bacchanalia Gloon
    False Icon, Revelation Of Madness


    Rank: B

    Type: Anti-Unit, Anti-Mind




    A Noble Phantasm crystallizing how Foreigner was cursed with madness for glimpsing an icon of Dionysus only to be be cured upon dedicating himself to the god. This Class attests the theory that the god he contacted was not actually Dionysus but rather the Great Old One Gloon. Upon invoking the true name Foreigner manifests a small statue of the god Dionysus. This sculpture is divinely beautiful and draws the opponent closer to admire it. But when they get close it reveals its true form, marble cracking open to spill out a horrifying seaslug-like abomination that shatters their sanity and remakes them as one of Foreigner's dolphin familiars.

    This Noble Phantasm demands two mental resistance checks, one to avoid being drawn close to the icon and a second to maintain their sanity in the face of the god's true appearance. Failing the second results in one's mind shriveling and their body transfiguring into a dolphin to accompany the god's procession forever. Foreigner himself doesn't find anything odd about his patron's true form, merely grateful to bask in his god's blessing.
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    Faker - Patrick Hamilton

    (CW: Entire Servant is themed around psychological abuse)
    Faker of Narratives

    "Master, you had better sit back and let your Servant handle this, for how much can you really do? No, I am no illusion crafter, you must've been seeing things."

    True Name: Patrick Hamilton/'Gaslight Effect'
    Alt. Classes: Caster, Avenger, Assassin?The best class for him though would be Gatekeeper after being genderbent~
    Source: History
    Region: England
    Catalyst: A gas light one is unsure if it is dimming.
    Armament: His own words.

    Description:
    A 20th​ century British playwright and novelist known for his bleak and misanthropic neo-Dickensian stories. While not a household name, he has been acclaimed for his novel Hangover Square and his plays Rope and The Gas Light, the last his most enduring work in ways he couldn't have foreseen. Or maybe he could?

    The Gas Light details about how an abusive husband manipulates and controls his wife by planting false narratives in her head, making her constantly question her own reality and sanity. The play and then film subsequently spawned the term 'Gaslighting' in popular psychology, describing how abusers do exactly that, and vastly eclipsing Hamilton himself in notoriety.

    Patrick Hamilton's actual personality is more a case of 'behind every cynic lies a broken idealist', someone completely let down by the world, knowing that things can better but unable to foresee them ever becoming so. At his most extreme, he sees the modern world as on an inevitable downward spiral. But with the rise of the Gaslight Effect, what Hamilton's personality actually is no longer matters…

    The vessel Patrick Hamilton has had the idea that he's mistaken in thinking he could ever be a Servant enforced on him by his own corruption, for how could someone as recent, unnoteworthy, and honestly pathetic as him ever qualify? His corrupted self has become incapable of acting in any way that does not involve planting a false narrative into another, he does what the Gaslight Effect tells him because the Gaslight Effect, the true Servant really, knows which course of action is best.

    Still, there's a risk that someone as critical as Patrick Hamilton could never stay completely silent…

    Attribute: Beast
    Alignment: Chaotic Good (normally), Lawful Evil (Innocent Monster)
    Likes: Writing, dark comedy, identifying social ills, Listeners
    Dislikes: The modern world, his parents, his alcoholism, Disobedience
    Relationships

    • Kafka: "Are you sure you're who you say who are? What if you don't look like the historical Kafka because you aren't, what if there's no such thing as an 'Inverted Foreigner'? Just something to think about."
    • Chatelet: "Are you really a notable figure in your own right? A lot of what you 'accomplished' would've come from Newton, and especially Voltaire."
    • Goethe: "You hate your book Werther? Because a lot of people seem to quite like it. How much can your single opinion really matter against a mass of contrasting voices?"
    • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern: "Don't you think there's a legitimate reason your writer made you mere background characters? Of course, this is going by your insistence that your existence is in a play."
    • Christina: "It seems like people had quite valid reasons to deny your queenship. You did spend all that money, you did betray the religion your father had fought so hard for, and of course, you're the reason Monaldeschi's dead."


    Master: Preferably someone vulnerable and obedient, like Irisviel or Aoi Tohsaka. In terms of similarity to his own methods however, a comparison could be made to the 'Word of God' Kurogiri.
    Natural Enemy: Kirei Kotomine, since lying is Faker's whole thing Any Servant with peak Mental Resistance, the average Berserker since Faker's mostly relies on communication and "You can't drive someone mad if they already are."
    Wish: What any gaslighter wishes for, complete obedience.

    Parameters

    • Strength: ***** E
    • Endurance: ***** D
    • Agility: ***** D
    • Magic: ***** E
    • Luck: ***** E
    • Noble Phantasm: ***** C


    Class Skills

    Camouflage

    Allows a Servant to disguise their Class and Parameters.

    • Rank C: Faker can make it appear as if he's any other Class he either qualifies for or may look like he qualifies for, such as Avenger, Caster, or Assassin. Upon analysis of him, he can make his parameters appear to be two Ranks higher or lower than they are. For imitating another Servant, Faker will usually stick with authors around his time that he has similarities to, like George Orwell (who also described gaslighting but on a mass level), Franz Kafka (especially since the actual Kafka's looking rather feminine these days), or Robert Bloch (another psychologically haunting author adapted by Hitchcock).

    "I have always been this Class, why would you think I was ever anything else?"

    Personal Skills

    Human Observation

    The ability to observe and understand people, a technique associated with character-centric authors.

    • Rank B: Faker tends to specialise in analysing people's doubts and insecurities, quickly uncovering a person's own lack of faith in what they know and determining what sort of person they are most likely to trust. This allows Faker to negate Mental Resistance skills up to an equal Rank.

    "Who else do you have to trust? You are simply not strong enough."

    Information Erasure

    The removal of information regarding the Servant's True Name, abilities, and appearance from the records and memories of all eyewitnesses, including the opponent, following the conclusion of an engagement.

    • Rank B: Faker is well acquainted with methods of hiding or obfuscating info, effective enough to leave a target questioning what's real and what isn't. That said, so that a target may gradually grow dependent on him for info as is his strategy, so he would not go as far as to erase their memory of him completely. Can be especially mind-blogging in combination with Camouflage.

    "We've never met? Au contraire, several times before. We have met? Really, I've never seen you in my life."

    Innocent Monster

    One whose existence has a Servant has become altered by their historical reputation and rumours.

    • Rank B: While Patrick Hamilton was respected as a writer by those who knew his work, his own identity has become largely eclipsed in the public conscience by the means of social control he identified and indirectly named: Gaslighting, controlling someone by making them question and disbelieve their own reality. As a Faker, Hamilton's own Saint Graph has become corrupted by and is now little but a shell for the Gaslight Effect.


    "With the swirl of truth and perception, what may be 'real' to you matters little in the grand scheme."

    Murderer on a Misty Night

    A Skill associated with serial killers, permits a pre-emptive strike against all opponents.

    • Rank E: Faker was no killer in life, however he was more than well acquainted with the psychology and methods of murder, as displayed in his other great play Rope. He can't manage a pre-emptive strike naturally but can definitely seem to appear all of a sudden, even though he'll say he was always there.

    "One must be a great intellectual indeed to successfully perform murder."

    Noble Phantasm

    Gaslighter's Grand Narrative
    Your Truth Is My Lie

    Rank: CEX
    Type: Anti-UnitAnti-Truth

    The culmination of the Gaslight Effect's psychological manipulation upon an individual, activated once that person is in complete thrall to Faker. It takes the form of the false narrative implanted in them that 'Faker will never hurt you', which of course then allows Faker to hurt his victim as much as possible with that victim rationalising that Faker isn't in fact hurting them, or if he is it's for their own good. Of course, given Faker's E-Rank Strength, this would take the form of a death of a thousand cuts if anything.

    "You do this to yourself, really. I'm only here to help you."


    However, even this is only a partial activation of this Noble Phantasm, the full effect only being attainable if the Target is also in possession of a Reality Marble. With his now total grasp over his victim's psyche and perception of themselves and the world, Faker becomes able to parasitically infest their Reality Marble and use his False Narratives to alter it to his liking. He can even get his victim to unleash it on his own command, not the victim's.

    "I'll take it from here, for I'm the only one you can trust."

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    Patrick Hamilton: Well now that's an eerie sheet. You definitely depicted the horror of him basically being subsumed entirely by the concept he created to the point where his own voice is drowned out. Would Gaslighter's Grand Narrative go so far as bypassing defensive Skills and NPs since his attacks aren't recognized as such (sorta' like Vlad's bloodsucking)? Also any thoughts on my Eurypylus?

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    Hamilton/Gaslight:...Huh. Well I haven't felt such a visceral dislike towards a sheet before. Bravo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoydGolden View Post
    Would Gaslighter's Grand Narrative go so far as bypassing defensive Skills and NPs since his attacks aren't recognized as such (sorta' like Vlad's bloodsucking)? Also any thoughts on my Eurypylus?
    Defensive Skills yes, high-ranking innate defensive NPs like God Hand might cancel it out though.

    I'd actually never heard of Eurypylus before, but his legend sounds interesting, and the integration of him into his actual Class is quite seamless

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    Quote Originally Posted by NailsInYourFeet View Post
    Defensive Skills yes, high-ranking innate defensive NPs like God Hand might cancel it out though.

    I'd actually never heard of Eurypylus before, but his legend sounds interesting, and the integration of him into his actual Class is quite seamless
    Thanks for clarification and feedback. Eurypylus is pretty obscure yeah, I only even found him from a list jishara made of names for possible Trojan War Servants a while back. Incidentally I imagine in the Lancer Class he'd have a more stoical personality to humorously contrast being roped into serving as ambassador for the god of festivities (who would actually be Dionysus and not Gloon, tagging along in the form of a dolphin a la Artemis and Orion).

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    I must thank both Nails and Del (my eternal muse) for inadvertently giving me the idea of this Servant. A little more to Del for finding him after I started looking. Two musicians in a row. Unexpected.


    The man lifts his hands from the ivories.

    "Okay. Now, I would like you to play it yourself. Don't worry. I choose a simple piece for your first lesson."



    Mostly melodic notes flow through the air, though, with every mistake, he begins to twitch slightly.

    "Stop! Stop. I... Just... try it again. Slower if you need to."

    She begins again, but she manages to somehow to get new notes wrong. He endures it for as long as he can until

    "I think it's time we take a break! YOU CAN GO GET SOMETHING! BE BACK IN FIVE!"

    The girl hurries out of the room, leaving him alone with the piano.
    "IT WAS A SIMPLE FIVE NOTES! HOW DID SHE GET THEM WRONG EVERY TIME!



    He hurls the piano through the wall, his screams echoing out for the fifth time that day. Perhaps he will last longer than ten minutes when she returns.
    I don't ask for much! Only that it's done right!


    Source

    Class: Berserker
    Other Classes: Caster
    True Name: Georg Friedrich Händel
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Place of Origin: Austria
    Height: 183 cm.
    Weight: 174 kilo.
    Likes: Composition. Playing things ‘correctly’. Children.
    Dislikes: Imperfect playing. Being unable to compose.
    Natural Enemy: John Gay


    Parameters:
    STR: B
    END: B
    AGI: E-
    MGI: A
    LCK: C
    NP: A


    Class Skills:
    Mad Enhancement (C-):
    In life, Berserker was a cheerful and charitable gentleman. However, one of the few things that could set him off was improperly played music. This habit has been noted by several historians and writers of the time, to the point that any orchestra he conducted had to tune their instruments before he arrived as to not set him off. On one famous occasion, someone sneaked in and untuned the instruments, causing Berserker to go into a rage when they began playing and begin physically assaulting them.

    Owing to this, Mad Enhancement only activates when Berserker believes something is ‘imperfect’. While only applying to music in life, it has been exasperated by being summoned as a Servant. Now, anything from an object being in what he believes to be the wrong position or someone making a wasteful action can set him off, increasing his Strength and Endurance by two ranks.

    This was a byproduct of his Origin: Technique.

    Personal Skills:
    Lascia la Spina, Cogli la Rosa (C):
    Leave the Thorn, Take the Rose

    Perhaps his most famous aria, the piece is about a captive woman telling her captor, who has declared love for her, that it is her sorrow from being a prisoner, not his affection for her, that should make him release her.

    A sorrowful lament that captured hearts with its simplicity and emotion, this Skills is a passive ability that spreads Berserker’s mood to those around him. When Berserker is calm or happy, those around him inherently feel that way. This, however, means Berserker’s rage has a high chance of infecting everyone around him, something that could further feed his rage and conjure an even worse situation.

    Dixit Dominus (B):
    The Lord said unto my Lord:
    Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.


    The first psalm setting berserker ever wrote was also his first piece of Latin church music, a path that would eventually lead him to one of his greatest compositions, Messiah.

    Just as the psalm is a declaration of God protecting and destroying one’s enemies, so too does this Skill protect Berserker from evil and demonic enemies, also giving advantage against those targets.

    Technique Elucidation (A):
    While he was a true musical genius with a wide catalog of original music, Berserker was also known for taking segments and pieces of music from other artists and integrating them into his own works. Yes, he made use of other people’s material, but it was only with his pen that the borrowings became merged into a whole new finished artwork and became great music.

    Berserker is able to copy and ‘improve’ on the musical pieces of other Servants, producing stronger effects from playing the same music as theirs. However, these ‘improvements’ usually alter the effects of the music to fit Berserker’s own perception of “what they should do”.

    Noble Phantasm

    Zadok the Priest: God Save the King (C)
    Anti-Unit

    One of his most famous pieces made for the coronation of George II, Zadok the Priest has been the coronation anthem for every monarch that has been crowned in England since then.

    Having been crystallized into his weapon, taking on many forms related to pianos from organs to clavichords. While he is highly like to simply swing the full-sized instruments as weapons, he has a habit of changing it to a modified clavichord with a blade when he has more of his senses.

    This weapon is usually just a practically indestructible instrument (perfect for bludgeoning enemies), but its true power comes from its Kingmaker effect. If Berserker allows another person to use it, something he might never do, they gain Skills generally associated to kings and rulers so long as they wield it. Sadly, the weapon will disappear with Berserker.

    Messiah: And He Shall Reign Forever and Ever Hallelujah! (A)
    Anti-Army

    I would be sorry to have only entertained my audience. I wished to make them better.

    Widely believed to be his greatest work, Messiah is a three-part oratorio that encompasses the entire life of Jesus and his return as stated in Revelations at the Day of Judgement. Even within this most famous work is something that even surpassed it: the Hallelujah chorus. This single chorus is one of the most well-known and used piece of music in his entire portfolio.

    An explosion of force and divine energy, Berserker’s music is a weapon meant to glorify his God, doing so in the most extravagant way possible. While powerful on its own, its strength increases exponentially the more voices are added to it. Those under the effects of Dixit Dominus are inherently compelled to join their voices to his music, and the Noble Phantasm itself has a strong mental effect that makes other want to join in even if they themselves are the target.

    Lore

    Georg Friedrich Händel was the son of a surgeon who knew the first moment he heard the church choir that he wanted to make music. Georg had set his course firmly under the encouragement of his school’s headmaster, something that was said to be alarming to his father. It was even said he has to sneak a musician into his attic to practice, as his father had forbidden it.

    However, something must have changed as, by the time he was eight, his father had arranged for him to be taught by the only music teacher he would have in his life, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow. It was Zachow that cultivated his talent and passion, introducing him to many different forms of music from Italy and Germany. Even some more profane pieces despite his employment as the church organist.

    I used to write like the Devil in those days

    Sadly, three years later, Händel’s father died, leaving only his wish that Händel “dedicted himself to the arts”. It’s rather ambiguous if this was a change in his father’s view or that his opposition was a misinterpretation by historians, but It’s clear that Händel committed himself fully to his art from this moment on.

    After graduating from the newly founded University of Halle, Händel would produce his two earliest operas in Hamburg before moving over to Italy where he would make some of his more famous works like Dixit Dominus and Agrippina which thunderstruck his audiences. However, his popularity would not reach its peak until his next destination.

    In London, Händel quickly became the chapel master of prince George, rubbing elbows with the nobility and became a well known name even before the opera that propelled him to stardom. After Rinaldo premiered, there was hardly anyone who didn’t know the name Händel. For the next twenty years, Händel would dominate the musical scene with each new opera, even being tasked with composing what became the most famous coronation song in the world for George II.

    However, it was after these twenty years and a bout of rheumatic palsy that Händel created his masterpiece, Messiah. Even as he continued to compose music, from operas to oratorios, Messiah dominated the cultural sphere the rest of his life.

    His last ten years were a sorrowful affair. After performing in Germany, he was injured in a carriage accident that stole the sight from one eye. A failed surgery only exasperated the injury and soon robbed him of his eyesight completely. Unable to do what he loved for 10 years, he died on the night he attended as performance of Messiah upon returning home. A rather poetic end, all things considered.



    Personality

    Händel is a noble, gentle man who is generally friendly to those around him. When not under the effects of Mad Enhancement, one would be surprised that he’s a Berserker. He even has a particularly soft spot for children. He also finds no shame in borrowing the music of others, as it was a fairly common practice back in his time, seeing it as a win for the both of them as he 'perfects' it. After all, it's in the name of creating greater music.

    However, the man is a completely different person when it comes to music. Severe, unwavering, and prone to bouts of anger, Händel is like a completely different person whenever music comes into the picture. A force of nature focused on the perfection of the art. He has no time for flaws, mistakes, or failure. If it can’t be done perfectly, it has no reason to be done at all.

    Even in his rage, he can still somewhat contain himself. He refuses to harm children, and he can be assuaged by quickly correcting the mistake one has made. Praise and apology mean nothing to him. All that matters is being better. And, if you can’t get better, you may as well not exist.



    Relationships

    Ludwig van Beethoven:


    Ludwig van Beethoven:


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: I find little wrong in your renditions, and you utilize them well. Excellent job.

    Sergei Rachmaninoff: This is how you wield a piano!


    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: So much excellent music! So much to improve upon!

    Daniel Steibelt: Yes... there's some good pieces here I can use.
    Daniel seethes in a corner, plotting his inevitable revenge



    Craft Essence

    The Foundling House
    "The home for education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children."

    Could there be a more worthy cause?

    These young ones who have experienced troubled lives. A donation feeds their stomachs, but what I hope to feed is their souls.

    And so I play. I play for them, so that they may be filled. With hope. With dreams. With a future unshackled by their origin.

    I play, and perhaps, I play for myself.

    Are you watching, Father?





    Creator Notes

    "By throwing it."

    I was surprised when I found him. Guy's an incredible perfectionist, has an explosive temper, and he's also the one who made the Messiah, was otherwise a gentle and charitable man, and apparently was an inspiration for both Mozart and Beethoven. he kinda hit from left field and just kept swinging that piano.

    Do you like jazz short stories? Do you want something to distract from making Servants? Do you wish the idea of Shirou Kotomine didn't immediately bring edgelords to mind? Well, I can't promise it's good, but some would disagree with me.
    Fate/Without Justice

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    Behold! The works of a maniac!
    Servants!

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    "Now I've seen your wings, O . So let me show you mine."



    Basic InformationBasic Information



    Alias: Divine Comedian, Supreme Poet, Exiled Crown,
    Asperser of the Word and Law, Evenstar Vesperus
    Classes: Caster, Berserker, Ruler, Avenger,
    Alter Ego, Watcher, Gatekeeper, Voyager
    True Name: Dante Alighieri Source: Historical fact
    Gender: Male Region: Italy
    Height/Weight: 177cm/65kg Attribute: Star
    Image colour: Silver Armament: none

    STR
    C+

    END
    C

    AGL
    D

    MAG
    B

    LUK
    C+

    N.P
    B


    Traits:
    Anti-Hero: Dante can be considered a kind of Anti-Hero as one who stands against the heavens and the morality of his era. However, he cannot be considered a demon at the level of this particular incarnation.
    Author: Attested as a great writer and poet, it is impossible to disentangle Dante from this status, even if it is not the aspect of the writer who has manifested.
    Divine: Although he does not possess the corresponding skill and the advantages that come with it, Dante does indeed have a divine element nested within his spiritual constitution, and thus suffers penalties versus abilities that are effective against Divinity.
    ███████: As Evenstar Vesperus, he possesses a nature in proper accordance with a divided spirit of the ███████████, although it has been sealed.



    Class SkillsClass Skills



    Territory Infringement B++

    The class skill of the Watcher class, allowing the holder to bypass boundaries and barriers to proceed unmolested across spaces. In the case of the one who impossibly crossed through the three netherworlds, his ability to transgress and trespass is among the highest of all Heroic Spirits. That said, it is hardly omnipotent, as he required a guide at every step of the way, and even then was unable to access certain places.
    Magic Resistance B

    The capacity to nullify Magecraft and magical effects up to Rank A. While venturing even through the depths of hell, Dante was able to resist its corruptive influences at every stage, simply watching the other souls present go about their tortures. The ability that he demonstrates to negate hostile Magecraft is thus not something granted to him by his container, but something innate possessed in life.


    Personal SkillsPersonal Skills



    Watcher —

    A reflection of his unique contract with the Master as a member of the Watcher class. However, the relative strangeness of the pact is low - Dante is accustomed to being paired with others, and is rarely anything other than perfectly present. The skill seems to be here in a nominal sense only. Perhaps his second Noble Phantasm is sufficient to make up the difference, however.
    High-Speed Incantation C+

    Dante boasts the ability to perform High-Thaumaturgy with single words. Constructing several thaumaturgical principles from his own experiences, his Magecraft is a unique blend of ancient and more recent influences. His magical aptitude is fairly intense due to being the origin of a Foundation that has gained ground all over the world, even infiltrating the doctrine of the Church.
    Crossing Hades B

    A rare skill possessed by Dante, symbolising his ordained journey through hell itself and the rejection of its sins, known for the inscription that warned him away: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”. It represents his conquering of the shadows of the netherworld, rendering him resistant to corruptive influences on the body, mind, and soul.

    Poisons, confusions, and curses will not take root within him: this is not an ordinary resistance, but a qualified immunity that neutralises deleterious forces on him on the basis of their Rank. Those of Rank A or below are nullified completely regardless of their nature, and modifiers to their Rank are ignored, rendering him totally immune to all demerits below Rank EX. Furthermore, a Luck bonus is applied.
    Uncrowned Arms Mastery —

    Competency at arms that was not recognised in Dante’s lifetime by those around him for various reasons - even outside of his strange journey, his efforts as a soldier in battles against various factions across Florence often go unchronicled in his biographies. Due to this, all Ranks for parameters, skills, and even Noble Phantasms are all listed as one Rank lower than their actual values.
    Independent Manifestation —

    ██████████████████████████████████████████████████ ██████████████████████████████████████████████████ ████████████████████████████████████ As Evenstar Vesperus, Dante naturally holds this skill, but in name only, similar to the Watcher skill. Due to ████████████████████████████, he has rejected his status as █████, and thus the skill is sealed.


    Noble PhantasmNoble Phantasm


    Memento Mori
    LA VITA NUOVA

    Anti-Unit Class
    Rank D+

    Range: 0
    Max targets: 1 person

    The first and most prized Noble Phantasm that Dante possesses. It is a magic grimoire that he carries with him, and within it is contained the spirit of Beatrice di Folco Portinari, or “Bice” as she prefers. The grimoire itself was originally a book of love poetry written by Dante toward her, and his feelings laid bare within have become known in their entirety to Bice herself now that she inhabits it, much to his embarrassment in no small measure.

    Bice is functionally Dante's "second half", possessing the equal and opposite attribute to his own. She is Dawnstar Phosphorus, the rising light of Lucifer. She possesses the Knowledge of Good and Evil, thus the ability to learn all things - in other words, her very existence is enough to transform this book into an ultra-high class divination Mystic Code that can submit almost anything to analysis. She can even discern the True Name of Heroic Spirits that do not have the capacity to hide their identities, as well as the nature and names of the abilities that they display. She is able to see through skills like Presence Concealment to a degree, and shows Dante visions of the future in accordance with her standing as a sorcerer, the inspiration of Dante’s description of the Eighth Circle of Fraud and those who will be blinded at the end of time. Furthermore, Bice can contribute her Magic Circuits to Dante's own during their activation, granting his Magecraft a significant Rank Up.

    During Bice's own manifestation as a Servant, this dynamic would reverse, with her own instance of this Noble Phantasm instead containing Dante's spirit. Essentially, the two of them come as a set. However, as a result of that, the vast majority of her abilities are sealed while Dante is the active Servant, leaving her with only her Magecraft.

    As Above, So Below
    TRE CERCHI

    Anti-Unit Class
    Rank B

    Range: 0~99
    Max targets: 1000 people

    The circles, rings, and spheres steadily tick in accordance with the motions of the cosmos. In other words, the Prime Mover is extrapolated from the turning of the world. That is the highest principle upon which this Noble Phantasm rests. It is the crystallised expression of the cosmology that Dante established in his works; the circles of hell, the rings of purgatory, and the spheres of heaven. It is the materialisation of the Thaumaturgical Foundation outlined in the Divine Comedy, the book that became critical to the formation of practical religion through Europe and then the world by affixing itself into Christian doctrine using the language of the people. Dante's poetry openly broke from the Latin literature of the day, casting off olden tradition in favour of gaining the comprehension of the unlearned.

    A three-dimensional array of three-dimensional magic circles that are imposed not upon the sky, but the stars, as well as the Earth and its bowels. In other words, a magical structure that emulates operations on the scale of the solar system by minimising it to a human-sized matrix. Incorporating a sphere of fixed stars upon the outermost layer, it can be called a miniature cosmos. However, just as Magic Circuits in the body are mere expressions, so too is the physical form of this Noble Phantasm nothing more than a simple image of the processes within Dante's own Magic Circuits. This is the source of the Anti-Unit classification, but for the same reason, it would be more properly considered as an Anti-World type Noble Phantasm. As Dante himself once wrote:

    “My own wings were not enough for this, had it not been that then my mind there smote a flash of lightning, wherein came its wish. Here vigour failed the lofty fantasy: but now was turning my desire and will, even as a wheel that equally is moved, the
    God
    Love
    which moves the sun and the other stars.”


    The ending of Paradiso here recounts the moment in which Dante became one and the same as the highest cosmic order - that is, when he finally reached his true nature as one who would participate in the resurrection of ████ the Unified Light. Although he rejected that role, that nature remains: he persists as a fragment of a fallen Divinity who revolves the heavens, thus allowing the creation of such a Noble Phantasm.

    What he is carrying is the trail of his pilgrimage: three
    Singularities
    segments of time
    that have been removed from history and distorted, being made a part of his spiritual makeup. In terms of practical application, it is possible to "install" the Spirit Origins of those within these circles into himself, channelling and appropriating them through a means similar to a kind of degraded Demi-Servant. The various outputs of this power are essentially Divine Constructs in all but name, thus allowing Dante to recreate the various phenomena and Mysteries recorded within the Divine Comedy at one Rank lower than normal provided he has enough magical energy to properly emulate them. This even includes those native to other mythologies, such as the swiftness of Achilles or the fiery eyes of Charon.

    Anything that would normally be higher than Rank A cannot be reproduced in full, and is thus downscaled accordingly. Likewise, anything that would normally be lower than Rank A cannot be scaled up, although it will act as a Divine Construct regardless of whether or not it originally was one, thus allowing Dante’s recreations to occasionally be even greater than the original. Due to the wide variety of heroes that he encountered on the course of his journey as well as his own experiences as a soldier and during his travels, Dante is able to act as potentially any class with reasonable effectiveness.


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    Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
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    The Florentine Fellows
    The apprentices of Brunetto Latini, the foremost Magus in Florence in the latter half of the 13th century: Guido Cavalcanti, Lapo Gianni, Cino de Pistoia, and Dante Aligheri. Although dramatically different in age, the four and their mentor formed an almost familial bond, although the purposes of the group are largely unknown even among Magi. Even Rocks Road has its own group of Dante scholars.



    BackgroundBackground

    Dante’s story began at a young age when he first encountered a girl named Beatrice di Folco Portinari. Though neither of them spoke to one another at first, the two instinctually understood that they were two halves of the same whole. His mother died one year later, and two years after that there was an arranged marriage with the daughter of the Donalti family. It was 1285 when Dante encountered Beatrice again, and she called out to him. Their exchange was brief.

    That night, Dante was awoken by Beatrice and a figure in red, proclaiming itself as "his Lord". His room was in flames. The figure ripped out Dante's heart, forcing Beatrice to eat it. Unable to fight back, he found himself powerless. The incident was, of course, believed by nobody, and those around Dante began to doubt his sanity before he finally learned to shut up. But it was because he had spoken about it at all that he was confronted by a mysterious cohort. Led by an old man named Brunetto Latini, they claimed to be practitioners of Magecraft. Latini informed Dante that when he was ready to accept a world without God, he would be willing to teach him what had transpired that day. Cavalcanti, Latini's most senior apprentice, stayed in contact with Dante after that. Dante began to write a notebook, named later La Vita Nuova (The New Life), to organise his thoughts on the chaos around him.

    Dante later fought at the Battle of Campaldino in 1289, helping to secure victory for the Guelphs in his home city of Florence. It was around this time that he noticed that his aging was quite different to how he had expected, continually growing stronger rather than levelling out as he matured. Shortly after, news came to him of Beatrice's death. This was the final straw, and he sought out Latini, whose surprise was thin. Dante studied under Latini for four years until his mentor's death, at which point his tutelage entered the hands of his daughter Bianca.

    It was during these years that he discovered a conspiracy within Florence's government, and he entered politics with the intent to root it out while studying. Just one year after he reached the highest office in the city, he found himself in Rome on a delegation with Boniface VIII. The Pope informed him that the Black Guelphs were engaged in a military occupation of Florence, seizing Dante's property. He talked about Dante's "hallucination" of the figure in red, and commented that he hadn't met Dante since then. Apparently satisfied, he killed Dante on the spot.

    Dante's soul was naturally displaced from his body, and the events that followed are unknown to history. The events, distorted for the convenience of Dante's Magecraft, were recorded in the Divine Comedy, noting the struggles between the dead, the fate of ancient heroes, and the nature of God. There is an apocryphal tale of Boniface's demise coming at his own hands, smashing his own brains out against a wall in a frenzy.

    The Black Guelphs were driven out of Florence over a decade later, but Dante did not participate in the battle. Although the officer in control managed to force the city to grant amnesty to those who performed a public penance, Dante refused, having no desire to return. After his death in Ravenna, his legacy was profound, with his publications being the first in Europe to be written in the language of the common people, revolutionising the common image of the afterlife in Christianity to this day.



    PersonalityPersonality

    Likes: Beatrice, humanity, zeitgeists
    Dislikes: Deceit, people, the Counter Force
    Talents: Misanthropy, interpretation
    Natural enemy: the girl of shadows
    Alignment: Neutral Evil

    Dante is calm, collected, and methodical. Although he comes across as a cynic, he is actually very much an idealist who believes in the human capacity to grow beyond their roots despite his condemnation of people as inherently evil. He is quick to criticise the powerful, but he himself aims not to intervene in temporal affairs where possible due to knowing that his values are inappropriate to the times in which he manifests. He serves as an observer first and foremost, or rather a Watcher.

    He is quick to apply a Socratic method to even his conversations, challenging any assumption he hears even if he is aware that the person is unlikely to change their mind. Despite this habit, he is paradoxically not a particularly confrontational person, only actually engaging with conflict when he is directly made a target. He also has little patience for sophistry, striking down anything he perceives as intellectual sleight of hand, especially from the likes of theologians.

    Dante keeps journals where he can, recording that which transpires with a poetic flair that does not quite grasp the accurate truth. He proclaims that he is unused to the work of a scribe, and he is far more interested in experience than he is in pure and cold fact. He therefore has great interest in the abstract and surreal forms of art that have emerged in the modern era, although he openly admits that he doesn't very well understand them, instead revelling in his experiences that they cause more than analysing the "truth" of such things.

    Despite his feelings for Beatrice being well-known to everyone including the object of his admiration, he has yet to figure out exactly how to express this, leaving the impression of a shy young man bumbling blindly through his first love without a clue as to what to do. He has a great affection for Bice, and can be made to easily go on rambling tangents about her qualities, but is highly self-conscious about this when she is present.

    It's quite obvious that his natural inclination is to give submissively, but given Bice's temperament, it isn't hard to imagine him playing another role in accordance with her preferences… Truly mysterious. He consults her for her opinions quite frequently, and he is deceptively dependent on her despite his almost adamant exterior, more so than he is even to his Master.

    However, he does not hesitate to speak fondly of his wife Gemma and his children either. When pressed, he simply thinks of it as a different kind of love, an emotional affection rather than a spiritual one like with Bice - both important, one more present and one more transcendental. He seems to have some regrets that Gemma is not a Heroic Spirit.

    He is eager to teach when asked, but is a fairly average tutor. Regardless, he will happily do his best to pass on what he knows, both philosophically and in terms of Magecraft, to the living. While he has doubts about connecting with artists through their creations, he believes that it is perfectly acceptable to offer clarification in the case of one who seeks to educate. However, because those who ask for his guidance are often disappointed by his perspective, his eagerness generally turns quickly into dejection.
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    Dante Alighieri: Although I am quite new to Beast's Lair, before I created an account, I looked throughout the other Create-A-Servant threads, seeing many Dante sheets. Though, this is perhaps one of my favourites. One question: Is there a reason why certain bits of text are blanked out? Is it possible to reveal them?

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    There are... spoilers. Dante has some secrets that he's not entirely ready to spill just ​yet. But he will, in due time. Maybe with a bit of investigation, I've already given enough away in another sheet that you can figure out some more Lore™️.

    By the way, I absolutely love Händel. His piano sword is so fucking funny I can't even handle it, and the fact that he can give it to someone else makes it even funnier.
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    Almost reminds me of Guitar Hero for some reason.

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    Source: SUKI

    Class: Rider
    Other Classes: N/A
    True Name: Ferdinand von Zeppelin
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral
    Place of Origin: Germany (19th Century)

    Parameters:

    STR: D
    END: B
    AGI: D
    MGI: D
    LCK: C
    NP: C

    Height: 191cm
    Weight: 110lbs
    Likes: Flight (of imagination)
    Dislikes: People who stay close to the ground
    Talent: Creating airships
    Natural Enemy: Kingprotea
    Attribute: Man
    Traits: Human, Male, Weak to Enuma Elish
    Armament: A rifle
    Catalyst: A zeppelin

    Class Skills:

    Magic Resistance E: He never encountered magic in life, so gains a bare minimum of this class skill.

    Riding C+: He is fairly capable at riding steeds and vehicles, but with flying entities, this ranks up severely, allowing him to be able to pilot them very well.

    Personal Skills:

    Zeppelin Donation B: He gained "Zeppelin donations" every time his zeppelins failed which he used to work towards building the next zeppelin. As a skill, whenever he has a major failure, as long as he still maintains a chance of success, he will immediately gain a refund of some mana, increasing the closer he was to victory.

    Reconeissance Ride B: He went up in reconeissance rides during the Civil War of the United States, as an observer sent by Germany. This grants him this skill, permitting him to cloak himself in concealment for a short time, making him hard to detect. However, this disappears the moment he attacks or gets attacked. But this is made harder because any attack that hits him during this time has to be able to hit at least thirty meters farther then he actually is.

    Generalleutenant C-: He was granted the rank of Generalleutenant, a very high rank in the German army. However, he was forced to retire from the army due to catastrophic failures, though he kept the rank. This would normally grant him Military Tactics at the same rank and Charisma at a rank below, but due to his failures, military tactic has also dropped to D.

    Noble Phantasm(s):

    Zeppelin
    Take Flight

    Type: Anti-Army
    Rank: C
    Range: 30 meters
    Max Targets: 100 Targets

    The sublimation of his greatest invention, the Zeppelin, a type of airship which dominated the market almost immediately due to its ease of use and practicality. As a noble phantasm, this allows him to materialize a zeppelin, which can go through the sky at his command, though it is far slower when going against the wind. In addition, he can take many people with him onto the Zeppelin, soaring away and high....

    Lore: Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin (1838-1917) was a German general who was most noted for inventing the Zeppelin. He also founded the company Luftshiffvau Zeppelin. During the american civil war, he was an official observer, and did reconeissance flights. After he was fired from the army, he worked on airships.

    Personality: He is utterly obsessed with flight and aeronautical travel, both literally and also metaphorically, so he dislikes people who are "grounded", refusing to dream or soar. He is also constantly utilizing hsi Noble Phantasm as much as he can to stay away from the ground. His wish is to be able to never have to touch down.

    Relationships:

    Kingprotea: "Poor soul, physically bound to the earth."

    Abigail Williams: "Your soaring has turned into sinking, hasn't it?"

    Sessyoin Kiara: "Your dreaming has been cut off before its time... how awful."

    Artoria: "You needn't let go of your dream."

    Astolfo: "It's so wonderful to fly, isn't it?"

    Castor and Pollux: "You are able to fly on your own? How incredible."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    There are... spoilers. Dante has some secrets that he's not entirely ready to spill just ​yet. But he will, in due time. Maybe with a bit of investigation, I've already given enough away in another sheet that you can figure out some more Lore™️.

    By the way, I absolutely love Händel. His piano sword is so fucking funny I can't even handle it, and the fact that he can give it to someone else makes it even funnier.
    Ooooh! Is this the long awaited sequel to the AMAZING [God] sheet?!? Does this mean we can expect a counterpart to that Beast anytime soon? I doubt it but just in case, does this sheet have any connection to the world of last call? If not it's cool cuz this is a great interpretation of Dante.

    P.S. Incidentally, do you ever plan on making a compendium of all your non-last call Servants if you ever have the time? Took me way too long to to find [God] again.
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    Heime. This one was a really cool sheet. The only thing that kind of confused me was that he had Brisingamen, but you explained that already. Also, out of sheer curiosity, is there a reason why he wants to be called "Ludwig" specifically, or were you just going for a generic old-ish name.

    Eurypylus. I really liked this sheet, my only small piece of criticism I have is that because I know pretty much nothing about Hippopotamus Lovecraft's Mythos I have no idea what or who Gloon is beyond big sea slug, so at least a small explanation would've been a bit nice.

    Hamilton/Gaslight. An immediately unlikeable Servant, but that's a feature, not a bug. I think it's a really creative sheet, particularly the NP is one I absolutely haven't ever seen at all. Good job on this one!

    Händel. An ironic name, considering what he consistently flies off of. I thought this sheet was quite funny, and his piano-sword is such an off the wall weapon that I can see it being a thing in Fate proper.

    Zeppelin. "Und ve hav Zeppelins!"
    A quite nice sheet that I really liked, though I think the NP is a bit short. That definitely seems like something that you could've gotten a lot more out of. Otherwise a really good job.

    I did this on the train on my phone, which made it really difficult to read Dante. I swear I'll getto him when I get back home.
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