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    If it's not wanked so hard that its power level has become utterly meaningless, can you really call it God?

    (i am not endorsing jack shit, even myself)

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    please talk to me about your OCs Saron's Avatar
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    Man i really chose to come back to the thread at just the right time.

    gonna try and put one sheet out tonight, hopefully not that wanked, even if technically it's appropiate? I'm just trying to imagine summoning capital "G" God into any possible situation and not getting immediately raptured
    My thirst for Antonio grows by the second.

    Man...

    I Make Servants, Some Of Which Are Tragedies

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    Quote Originally Posted by BnEl15 View Post
    *Looks at Random's "God"*
    Yeah, no one's surpassing that one anytime soon. Stupidly op and wanked to oblivion, but still... kinda makes sense if you really squint and look past the triple-layered syncretism clusterfuck? Point is, luv u random kbai
    I mean, The God is incomprehensible, it's possible he's just messing around with The Throne, and his True lore. No one really knows What or Who The God is. He even have multiple Religion worshiping him with different pov.

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    Class(es):
    Saber/Assassin
    True Name: Hereward the Wake
    Attribute: Earth
    Traits: Female, Human
    Alignment: Neutral Evil
    Likes: Money?
    Dislikes: Heroes, villains, fairy tales, probably puppies and kittens too
    Natural Enemy: William the Conqueror

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

    Class Skills
    Magic Resistance: C
    A Class Skill of the Saber class that grants protection against magical effects. Cancel spells with a chant below two verses. Cannot defend against magecraft on the level of greater magecraft and Greater Rituals.
    A rank barely suitable for a Saber class Servant.

    Riding: B
    A Class Skill of the Saber Class, it grants the ability to ride mounts and vehicles. At this rank most vehicles and animals can be handled with above-average skill, even vehicles that did not exist in the time period one was alive in, for they are no exception. However, cannot ride the likes of Phantasmal Species such as Monstrous Beasts.

    Personal Skills
    Nature of a Rebellious Spirit: B
    The temperament to never remain at one location and never embrace a lord. A wandering star that does not have the capacity to be king nor is capable of finding their own king. Negates the effects of Charisma with the same rank.

    Guilty Saint: A
    The warping of one's mythology to be more heroic or change one to be good rather than evil; the opposite of Innocent Monster. As a result of this skill, Saber is more heroic and regal in appearance, and possesses stats far higher than he should in order to fit as a proper Saber. However her personality seems oddly unaffected, even rebelling against the changes made to her Spirit Graph.

    "You could argue that I was heroic, fighting William the Bastard as the scrappy rebel. But that stupid bastard kept on leaving all his loot in his stolen cities.
    And the Danes wanted it. Heroes don't sack cities, and if yours did… Well, if you're not an idiot you can put two and two together."


    Eyes of Wake: A++

    A skill granted by her title and claims from the 19th century novel, Saber has an incredibly potent "sixth sense" and combat mastery, best explained as a hybrid of Eye of Mind and Instinct merged together with a weaker variant of Unlimited Arms Mastery. Saber can fight almost entirely unimpeded by negative effects and can feel the flow of battle to guide it to a favorable outcome.

    Noble Phantasm

    Isle of Ely
    Where Heroes March To Die

    Fortress
    A


    A Reality Marble of the infamous Isle of Ely, used as a near impenetrable fortress on a small island inside a swamp, thick with mist. In this Reality Marble, enemies will manifest on the opposing bank to the castle at dusk. Occupied by phantoms of William the Conqueror's knights who tried and failed to take the island, the phantoms will pelt approaching enemies with arrows and will begin attacking with swords and axes if they cross the river.

    However, Saber will not be residing in the castle, instead also appearing on the same bank but hidden in dense fog. At that moment he completes his Noble Phantasm, Saber loses his Magic Resistance and Riding, gaining a B rank in Presence Concealment as she turns into Hereward the Outlaw, a skulking thief and Saxon pillager. of the defenseless.

    Rather than targeting enemy Servants while trapped inside the castle or stuck taking cover or taking on the biggest foe first, Saber will instead try and attack Masters or the weakest Servants, before retreating back into the mist.
    HerSpirit Graph can't take the strain of both this Noble Phantasm being activated altering her abilities in such a way, so too long with Isle of Ely active can cause fatal damage to her Spirit Graph that will begin to unravel Saber’s very existence as a Servant.

    "A square peg suddenly changing itself into a sphere, even if only slightly bigger or out of place, will find the walls bearing down. They will crush the sphere for rebelling against its confinement."

    Iron Sore
    Dominating Giant Blade

    Anti-Unit
    D

    A massive overwhelming blade Saber claimed from Ulcus Ferreus, it is a blade clearly meant for giants. It's far too large, far too heavy to be a practical weapon of a knight. Yet, Saber can swing it around like it's weightless, the sound of it crashing onto his opponents is reminiscent of a cannonball clanging against steel.

    Lore
    "I am Hereward the Wake, son of Lady Godiva. I was cast from England by Edward the Confessor at 17, exiled until my homeland was taken by William the Conqueror."

    "So I returned to England, and set about on many heroic quests to free my homeland. I slayed great bears, deceived giants, killed 15 men only with my plucky sidekick's aid, all to liberate my home and stick it to the Norman invaders."

    "Of course, if you actually listen to my words rather than toning me out, you know that it is fiction. Lies."

    "I was an Outlaw, an Exile who returned with the goal of stealing as much money as I could. My father was Danish, and they called my aid to steal as much as I could from the useless bastard of a king."

    "So I did at first, and I won't lie, eventually screwing over William was my goal not too long into my career, but you wanna know how to screw over a king the hardest? Here's a hint, a few dead farmers and burnt fields do more harm than a dead knight, and you spend far less effort."

    "I used the Isle of Ely as an impenetrable paradise, no number of men could even dream of taking it I had thought."

    "But then they did, and I died. Or William bribed me into retirement. Or I died in the swamps continuing my rebellion for years and years."

    "But 300 years after I did my song and dance, the Outlaw was suddenly renamed to be the Wake, claimed by that family, all so they could have a "true" claim to the lands I owned."

    "But being just a Wake wasn't good enough, so I became a hero. I became a legend, a powerful and beautiful warrior who fought against the tragic fate of a Norman controlled England."

    "But when I look at my "treasured homeland", I see a place who's soil is soaked in the blood of the stupid and the damned. I see a place where fools cling to ideals before clinging to even their fellow man."

    "I see a land of injustice, a land of suffering, a land where people dress up those fools and preach their heroism."

    "I see a place where the she, Hereward the Outlaw died, and they dug up her bones and proclaimed him to be the hero Hereward the Wake."

    "..."

    "..."

    "What a joke."

    Personality
    A pure moral nihilist who sees only the wrongs of the world, and even in the face of blinding optimism would scoff in its face. A true "anti-hero" to the point of being nauseating. She will still fight for their Master with all of her might, seemingly out of a strangely placed duty to finish her contract despite believing it to be pointless. A person who sees no reason or purpose in life, but continues to live despite hating it.

    Maybe somewhere deep inside is a person clinging to the hope someone can actually inspire a sense of honor or desire for good in her heart, but that person is overwhelmingly drowned out by a toxic mindset.

    "Master, don't try that cutesy trickery you've pulled on the rest of your harem or whatever, I do not, will not, shall not-"

    "Give."

    "A."

    "Shit."

    Just, the worst to be around...

    Relationships
    Robin Hood
    "Aww, did someone believe in the delusions of heroism only to get screwed over in the end anyways?"

    Artoria Pendragon
    "Camelot was all your fault, blah blah, Guinevere had shit taste in men but still found a guy better than you pretended to be, blah blah, you porked your sister, blah to the blah, feel bad."
    Henry V (RoydGolden)
    "Hah! As if some songs and the face of a youth can hide what you are, monster. I see through your mask, and I find it hilarious how hard you commit."

    Sir Thomas Malory (BnEl15)

    *audible gagging*
    "Keep your hero-loving miserable ass far, and I mean FAR, away!"

    <~>

    A/N: Wow, she's kind of a jerk ain't she.
    My thirst for Antonio grows by the second.

    Man...

    I Make Servants, Some Of Which Are Tragedies

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    What a neat little jerk
    "Let's see the color of your coin, my friend."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Recrozium View Post
    I mean, The God is incomprehensible, it's possible he's just messing around with The Throne, and his True lore. No one really knows What or Who The God is. He even have multiple Religion worshiping him with different pov.
    That actually... makes sense? Like, make all those stats fake and he's actually a Stranger-class. It'd revolve around people seeing Jesus in their toast and other such shenanigans. It's not The God, it's just what we think The God is.

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    We had a sheet much like that for Jerusalem Syndrome once. It was actually very funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    We had a sheet much like that for Jerusalem Syndrome once. It was actually very funny.
    I saw that once, it was quite hilarious, especially with the whole Jesus giving the thumbs up being the faceclaim.

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    “Such a pleasure to meet you. So you like cruelty? No? Good.”

    Class: Assassin
    Other Classes: N/A
    True Name: Princess Pingyang Zhao
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Place of Origin: China (Sui Dynasty)
    Stars: 5/5

    Parameters:

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

    Height: 174cm
    Weight: 176lbs
    Likes: Positive things, food
    Dislikes: Cruelty, unnecessary hatred
    Talent: Organizing armies
    Natural Enemy: Yang of Sui
    Attribute: Man
    Traits: Humanoid, Female, Weak to Enuma Elish
    Armament: Chinese sword
    Catalyst: Summoning with dirt from the hill

    Class Skills:

    Presence Concealment B: Assassin stated in life that, when they had to decide who would go and who would stay, she should stay, as “she is more capable of hiding herself”, and indeed she did, successfully disguising her presence. She is capable of doing that once again here.

    “People think of you as weak? Let them. Then crush them.”

    Personal Skills:

    Opening the Granary B: Assassin’s opening of her family’s storehouses to those around her during a famine, which helped her recruit soldiers for her army against Emperor Yangdi. Small injections of her mana enter those around her, bolstering them somewhat while giving them a more positive image of her as one who they wish to support.

    “Eat! Eat your fill!”

    Military Tactics B: The impressive military tactics of Assassin who commanded massive amounts of soldiers in her area and successfully was a major contributor in the demise of Emperor Yangdi and the Sui Dynasty, bolsters her power defensively against non-targeted Noble phantasms and bolsters her own noble phantasms as well.

    “Strategy is more required then knowledge.”

    Unknown Death B: Assassin’s very young death, dying at the age of 23, is hotly debated by historians, with suggested causes ranging from assassins to infection to death during childbirth to self-caused death. Since the death is unknown, assassin is more capable of faking her death. As long as the situation set up is believable, a large amount of people will be compulsed to think that she died there.

    “I’m not dead yet. You are, though.”

    Noble Phantasm(s):

    Niushan Zhuo
    Generosity of the Princess

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

    The manifestation of her rules and regulations and the fact she spread food to starving villagers in the villages she liberated from the army of the emperor Yangdi. When the true name is called, the area around her becomes an active healing zone for all around, before their power channels into her sword somewhat, the damage they took transmitted out as another strike on enemies.



    Lore: Princess Pingyang Zhao was a princess of China. In her early life she was a daughter of a general and the husband of the chief of the guard. But the emperor’s failings led her father and husband to rebel. She volunteered to stay behind, saying that she was more innocuous than the others. Then she wound up recruiting soldiers and played a major role in the victory.

    Personality: A serious and powerful person. She deeply cares about everyone near her and wants to keep them all happy and healthy. She is willing to rebel to get that as much as possible for those around. She doesn’t believe herself to be worthy of the title of princess or that of marshal. Her wish is to have lived longer and seen the dynasty grow.

    Relationships:

    Yangdi: “listen to the will of the people, not just your own.”

    Wu Zetian; “Hello, niece. Impressive success”

    Hui of Han: “Horrible situation?”

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    Kyivan poisoner



    I'm Assassin, I think we'll work together... by the way, how much does this Grail cost?

    Class: Assassin
    True Name: Tamara Ivanyutina
    Alignment: Chaotic Evil
    Place of Origin: USSR
    Armament: food

    STR — E
    END — E
    AGL — D
    MGI — D
    LCK — C
    NP — C

    Class skills:

    Conceal Presence (none)

    Replaced by her personal skill

    Personal skills:

    Spying(B+)

    This Skill does not conceal one’s presence, but rather makes one's presence fail to register as hostile. This Skill causes others to misunderstand one's status, including mistaking one for a kind neighbor, a harmless pebble, or as the most beloved person. Assassin did not attract too much attention for some time. She was a typical Soviet catering cook, which is why she, becoming a servant, actively uses this image.

    As my sister said:

    To achieve what you want, you need not write complaints, but be friends with everyone, treat them. But it is especially harmful to add poison to food.


    Cooking(C)

    Assassin's ability to cook deliciously. Assassin's recipes are simple but incredibly delicious. This skill allows her to mix poison into food so that its smell and taste are hidden. In addition, she can use kitchen appliances in combat.

    I think our enemies will like these meatballs, according to my family recipe

    Golden Rule D -

    A skill pertaining to measuring wealth in order to acquire wealth. Assassin can accumulate wealth through poisoning, but she cannot store it for a long time. In addition, due to life under the socialist system, when many goods were in short supply, she can be blown away by the variety and availability of goods in the modern world.

    Mine... all this will be mine... to hell with the Volga, I'll have a Mercedes... no, Bentley! No, a chauffeur-driven limousine... yes...

    Noble Phantasm:

    Жидкость Клеричи
    Poisoned Family
    C

    An aqueous solution containing equal proportions of thallium formate Tl and thallium malonate. Assassin and her family members repeatedly received Clerici's liquid from a friend who worked at the Geological Institute, explaining to her that they needed the substance to kill rats. It is possible that during the first four years they really poisoned only rats, but, as was established by the investigation, during the next eleven years they used the Clerici liquid to commit poisoning of people and domestic animals; poisonings were committed both for selfish purposes, and simply out of a sense of personal hostility.

    This allows the Assassin to produce Clerici fluid with any part of her body. She likes to use this ability when cooking, but she can also poison weapons, clothes, and even some spells. When fully activated, Assassin will summon her family: sisters, brothers, mother, and father. They are like poison elementals, they are made of Clerici liquid and can control it.

    Description:

    Likes: Rich life
    Dislikes: poverty, annoying people

    Assassin’s True name is Tamara Ivanyutina, Soviet serial killer poisoner. She used Clerici's liquid, mixing it into food and poisoning people, for self-interest or out of personal animosity. Her entire family did the same.

    Tamara Ivanyutina (nee Maslenko) was born into a large family, in which parents always inspired their children that the main thing in life is material security. It went through her whole life. The limit of her dreams was the Volga car, and for this she fattened the pigs with the remnants of food that she took out of the school cafeteria. When the children asked her to give the remains of cutlets to feed a stray dog, Ivanyutina did not think of anything better than mixing the Clerici liquid into the table soup, which poisoned 40 people and 13 of them died in the hospital. Before that, she poisoned her first husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law for living space, she also killed those who prevented her from stealing the remains of food.

    She is unable to see the world differently. For her, the main thing is money, even the holy grail for him is just a very expensive item that will give her wealth. Because of this, she will kill anyone who gets in her way, even the Master should be careful with her. Ivanyutina may be cute, but this is a mask. She is extremely vengeful and touchy.

    Relations

    Vladimir Ionesyan — Wow, what a Volga you have ... I always dreamed of such. Won't you ride me? And I'll make you meatballs, with rice and grav(I'll get this car and this arrogant chump won't stop me!)

    Emiya Shiro — This little bastard really does cook better than me. No, I won't leave it like that!

    Gilgamesh — How much gold... Your Majesty, please take me to be your cook. I will prepare such treats that you will not be ashamed to serve (Oh, bourgeois! Because of people like him, I have to vegetate in poverty. I won’t leave it like that)
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    "Hello. Be warned, I hold claws."

    Class: Assassin
    Other Classes: Caster
    True Name: Sarraounia Mangou
    Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Place of Origin: Niger (19th Century)
    Stars: 3/5

    Parameters:

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

    Height: 167cm
    Weight: 138lbs
    Likes: Liberty, friendship, magic
    Dislikes: Colonists, atrocities
    Talent: Magic, guerrilla warfare
    Natural Enemy: Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette
    Attribute: Man
    Traits: Humanoid, Female, Weak to Enuma Elish
    Armament: Magic, fire
    Catalyst: Records of her

    Class Skills:

    Presence Concealment B: She stalked the night along with her forces in vast degrees, attacking and then disappearing into the night. Grants her a high rank of presence concealment, capable of hiding herself for a long while.

    "I move as silently as a panther."

    Personal Skills:

    Troops of No Footprints C: Assassin's magic nullified even her soldier's footprints, cloaking their entrance and exit and leaving no traces behind. A combination of Guerrilla Warfare and Information Erasure. The ability to unleash attacks that weaken enemies prior to combat, leaving no traces behind in the attacks.

    "No mere warriors can beat me."

    Mystic Eyes of Terror B: Assassin's fabled yellow glowing eyes were said to be a major force in sowing discord in the French forces, causing desertions to skyrocket and both leaders to be assassinated by their own forces. Her eyes are capable of causing the feeling of "terror", leaving residual nightmares and destabilizing the personalities of those who look at them.

    "You wish to destroy me? Tear yourself apart instead."

    Inferno-Hearted Panther B: Assassin's magical capacity, her wielding of fireballs being her primary focus. Magecraft with an elemental affinity of Fire, using the ash and smoke to obscure her presence. Her main method of attack, empowered by the fog and shrouds around her. Also, the capacity to ignite territory possessed by her when vacating it, or mend that territory belonging to her when stepping back into it.

    "I shall never falter."

    Noble Phantasm(s):

    Hazo Damisa
    The Roar Of My Heart

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

    The combination of Assassin's specialty in creating waves of fog and ash that obscured her presence, as well as her association with panthers. This can minimally be used to create a fog bank that amplifies her Presence Concealment and first skill. But the full activation has it coalesce into a titanic panther, crackling with lightning and ash, still formed out of the fog.

    "You shouldn't have crossed me. Now beware the storm."

    Lore: Sarraounia Mangou, the Shaman Queen of the Hausa, was a powerful magus who ruled over Lougou, a section in the Hausa controlled area that is now known as Niger. She was noted for her efforts that succeeded to drive out the French who attempted to invade.

    Personality: A secretive and stealthy person. She prefers to be at peace with others, but still prefers to keep an escape route in case something else winds up happening. She hates those who try to claim territory as theirs that isn't, which puts her at odds with most colonial servants. Her wish is to have fully driven out the French.

    Relationships:

    Columbus: "May your pancreas be eaten by angry panthers! Oh, how about I make that happen right now."

    Malinche: "...I understand. But I don't agree."

    Louis XIV: "The sun, are you? I am the cloud that blocks you out."

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    So this was going to be my second entry for the biology contest some months back. I'm working on something else inspired by my recent contest entries but in the meantime I figured I'd get this and something else done. so enjoy darwin and I'll release something else soon enough.


    He sat in bed, staring at the rolling green hills of London. A grey overcast gave way to a wave of blue tears scientifically called 'Rain'. Smiling softly, he sipped his earl grey tea prepared by his wife. He appreciated its dulcet tones and modest taste. He did so because he was certain of something as he drank.

    He was going to die.

    Rather than weep or mourn he smiled.

    Not because he was fine with dying, not because he had nothing to lose, nor even because he didn't have regrets. After all, there was the tragic falling out he had with Richard Owen that he wished hadn't occurred. No. He smiled for none of those reasons as they'd be false. Instead, he smiled because he looked at his life and could only see blessings. He had regrets but he recognized that his blessings far outweighed them and he was content with that.

    He had a father who allowed his foolishness. A brother who pushed him to chase his dreams. Colleagues who were just as foolish and opinionated as him. A rival who kept him on his toes and ensured that he worked his thoughts and theories to near perfection... and most of all his wife. The one who he exchanged vows with and had upheld. Who, even now, was loyal and wonderful to him in his final moments.

    As his family gathered, since any day could have been his last with them, he looked at his wife as he set his cup down for the final time. He could feel his heart slow as he left them with a last remark.

    I am not the least afraid of death—Remember what a good wife you have been to me—Tell all my children to remember how good they have been to me

    Then his family laid him down to sleep.

    and sleep he did.

    Servant Ruler, answering the call. It is unusual to have a master, but not unwelcome. I look forward to learning what it is like.


    Shoe-ji

    True Name
    Charles Darwin

    Class
    Ruler

    Origin
    Historical Fact
    (British)

    Alignment
    Neutral-Good

    Likes
    His Family, Science, Routines, Riding, Shooting, Humanity

    Dislikes
    Superstition, Misinformation, Disruption, Stubbornness

    Talents
    Analysis and Theorycrafting

    Natural Enemy
    Richard Owen

    Classes
    Rider

    Traits
    Strength Endurance Agility
    E E D

    Mana

    Luck
    Noble
    Phantasm
    B A EX

    Biography

    Charles Darwin is often called the 'Father of Evolutionary Science' and for good reason. His theory, 'Natural Selection', jumped the sciences of biology and evolution by several centuries within the span of a few years despite being later disproven. He eloquently, and methodically described it to near perfection in his magnum opus 'On the Origin of Species'. So popular was it that it forced the church, which had long decried Evolution as heresy, to respond publicly to it.

    Yet it is not something made overnight. Many factors came together. Starting in his early life, his father attempted to drive him to become a doctor. Still, he tolerated his escapades into science, even funding his participation on the voyage of the HMS Beagle. This was partially due to his brother vouching for Darwin at the time but his father did truly wish simply for his son to have a good life and so was fine with allowing him to do as he pleased so long as he focused.

    This voyage would be what cemented Darwin's path in the future. His discovery of the minute differences between species. His most famous example, the Galapagos finches, had different beaks which he alone noticed and while it would take years he found a reasonable explanation for this phenomenon. Natural Selection. The idea is that animals evolve based on the environment via reproduction based on resources. While it was later refined into something completely different, at the time it was renowned as a novel and praised as the height of science.

    He weathered the natural criticisms and forged ahead to release further writings clarifying problems with his original work. Like a true scientist, he did not claim absolutes without solid evidence and showed genuine interest in the truth of the matter, utilizing the advice of colleagues. Most often he would defer to Hooker and Huxley whom he grew close to and would prove invaluable in defending him from strange slanders that arose not long after.

    Despite his hard work, however, he was also known to be a family man. Married to Emma Wedgwood and being the father of ten kids, he was commented as praising his family as good and that he was blessed to have had them in his last moments.

    Innate Qualities
    Magic Resistance
    D
    A class skill held by the Ruler class container. Darwin himself had no experience with magecraft or mystics. Even though he did talk about such things with one he believes now was an actual magus, the fact remains he never once faced magecraft of any sort. As a result, his rank in this skill is at the default value for the container, which makes him immune to the effects of single-action spells but nothing more.

    True Name Discernment
    -
    Sealed due to his noble phantasm having overlapping effects.

    God's Resolution
    E
    Sealed due to his noble phantasm having overlapping effects.

    Unique Capabilities
    Voyage of the HMS Beagle
    B
    A skill representing the voyage that changed humanity. Like Francis Drake before him, his embarking on this voyage was a crucial component of the theory that would advance humanity's understanding of the world by leaps and bounds. Had he not embarked on that voyage, humanity would require decades, maybe centuries, to understand the full scope of evolution.

    Acting akin to the skill 'Pioneer of the Stars', this skill allows him to change fates and turn the tables on even difficult situations. Yet it accomplishes this in an alternate way. Rather than outright changing probability and making the impossible possible, it makes it so that he will never face a truly impossible situation. If he encounters one, a luck check automatically is done and the result determines what events occur to change the situation from an impossible one into one that can be possibly resolved in his favor.

    Induction
    B
    A skill based on his reasoning method and what allowed him to formulate the theory of Natural Selection and write 'On the Origin of Species'. Learning it from a seminar, he conducted his own research into the method of reasoning and applied it regularly to hone it. To the point that he learned how to live life using it constantly. Taking data points and coming to a possible solution, prediction, or conclusion. As a skill, it underlines every action and thought he takes.

    In essence, he can utilize this skill in a similar vein to high-ranking Clairvoyance. He can predict the future. More specifically he can see practically every possibility and assign probable values to them based on the likelihood of them coming to pass. Likewise, he can also utilize it to determine possible solutions to conundrums. Should a solution not be determined swiftly, a luck check may be utilized to nudge his mind in the right direction.

    Weak Constitution
    B
    Not as debilitated as some heroic spirits, Charles Darwin has a documented history of heart problems including heart failure. As such he is subject to random, sudden, status drops. Sometimes he can provoke one to prevent a status drop during a fight but he cannot truly control or predict them well... normally. As Ruler however several factors allow him to accurately predict status drops and manipulate when they occur.

    It does not make this skill moot, rather, it denotes that he must be diligent or face penalties for it.

    Personal Opinion
    His younger self. Not entirely an oddity for heroic spirits who are summoned in their primes... yet it is not Darwins and he knows it. He made mistakes during his youth. His family had to help him recover. As a servant, he lacks this. Instead, he has the benefit of hindsight. Despite possessing his younger, more carefree, more reckless persona he also is capable of restraining his worse impulses.

    He appropriately acts as a youth but is not as free-spirited, unlike his proper youth.

    He will still do as he pleases but he will observe boundaries and rules. He will not impede on others' personal space and will consider others' points of view regardless of their station. Even an enemy, to him, can contain unexpected wisdom. Likewise, he will not take kindly to being dismissed or treated as a child. He will not throw a tantrum though his demeanor and attitude quickly take a turn for the heated.

    In the end, he may simply end up walking away. Despite his youth, he is not quick to violence. He claims his class keeps him calmer than his youth though that's simply an excuse for the fact that for him violence does not come naturally. Even if he knows a servant's weak points and where to strike them, he will not immediately aim for them in battle.

    It may take him several minutes to realize that he should aim for a weak point.

    Due to his youthfulness, he does not take his role seriously. He will, often, attempt to break up conflicts that endanger the general populace but on average he will not take a particularly active role in a war. Only should something especially egregious raise its head, it is entirely likely that he will simply ignore it and go about his own business.

    It is to the point that if he were asked he'd openly question why he's ruler, with his only answer being that he literally has no use for the grail he can think of. Which is true. While it is partially ignorance, he truly has no desires that he could not accomplish on his own; researching the natural world and producing results from that research. He is unaware that the grail could incarnate him under the right circumstances.

    Even then he'd still have it low on the list due to simply being aware of other ways of incarnating and knowing that using it is 'cheating'.

    Anecdotes
    Master
    Bond 0

    Hmm. I do have one confession. I am not usually summoned like this. It is not my first time, true but... only in specific circumstances am I summoned. I... fear why they might be this time.

    Master
    Bond 5

    Not bad, master. I see why you are the primary master of Chaldea. Yes, you do quite nicely. Almost too nicely... no, forget it. It is not my place to say...

    Master
    Bond 10

    It is quite unusual. Few humans are as capable of bonding with so many servants as you are, master... more so when you consider how much harder doing so is. They are ancient people with different mindsets and moral systems. Humans have a hard time being tangentially friendly with 150 people yet you handle 315 people of many times and places... if I may be frank, master, it is unusual. You are unusual... but it's fine. After all, it could simply be your unique talent. It'll certainly take you far, in any case. Just remember to not take it for granted and most of all don't lose track of those you truly care about.

    Richard Owens
    ... Owens... to think he fell to this... I hope this convention truly gives him what he needs...

    Dolly
    Hmm. You, if I may say, are a fascinating creature. Would you mind an interview? Don't worry though, I may be a scientist but dissection is not my style. I prefer to observe my research subjects in their natural environment. Hmm... though I guess Chaldea is far from it huh?

    Parasitism
    Hmmm. You operate akin to an information broker yes? In exchange for my scientific expertise on evolution, I'd like to inquire about you. I am quite interested in parasites of a divine nature.

    Victoria Regia
    Excuse me miss. I hear you are an expert on botany. I'm exploring evolution deeper and am curious if it extends to plants... though it is, to be honest, very difficult. Hence my consulting you, if you don't mind.

    Noble Phantasm
    On the Origin of Species
    Theory of Natural Selection


    Type
    Anti-Unit

    Rank
    EX

    A crystallization of his magnum opus. The work that made him famous, changed the very world itself and leaped mankind's understanding forward by decades if not centuries. It describes his thoughts and theories as to the origins of species and evolution. He backs it with observations and evidence. It was widely accepted by the scientific community of his time and given praise for leaping science forward even if it held several mistakes and misunderstandings about evolution.

    Darwin didn't hit the nail on the head, but his strike still propelled the nail into the board of scientific understanding. Enough that even as early as 100 years humanity was ever so close to fully understanding the theory of Evolution.

    As a noble phantasm in his ruler class, it takes on a different form than his casters. An arguably weaker form. Utilizing aspects of True Name Discernment and Induction he can instantly identify most servants that lack any sort of concealment. Those that do instead require observation in order to have the identifying effects of this noble phantasm take effect. Even the most robust forms of concealment tend to sooner or later fail against this noble phantasm. Even noble phantasms that conceal identities will eventually fail to do so if, somehow, he observes them for a total of 24 hours. Once this is achieved no effect in human history can completely conceal their identity. At best, it could fool him into misidentifying them.

    It is important he identifies them to some extent for the secondary and primary effect to work, a powerful variant of God's Resolution.

    He cannot command them but he can instead strip away legends from enemies. So long as he correctly identifies their basis he can take any legend associated with it and prevent it from empowering the servant. Gawain, the knight of the sun, would find themselves gaining no strength from the sun and their belt providing no mystical protection. Their sword would be unaffected but only due to being a holy sword. Mordred would find such things stripped away, left only with strong armaments (Sword, helm, armor) and her natural instincts and strength.

    He does so by blatantly stating their basis. 'Gawain is merely human', 'Karna is a demigod', and 'Mordred is a homunculus' would strip away the legends of such figures leaving only what naturally could remain. Karna could enhance himself with divinity and utilize fire but not to the extent he normally could. Despite this great power, there is a singular weakness.

    He cannot touch the divine.

    Explicitly his noble phantasm works on the basis of nature and the divine, as its ruler, is above such a thing. As such he cannot weaken or strip away the divine elements of a servant. Gawains sword will remain a divine replication of the sun. Karna's armaments and divinity will remain intact in the face of his declaration. The more divine a servant, the less affected by his noble phantasm they are. The most he can do is rank down their divinity and the skills associated with it. Divine noble phantasms are outright immune to the effects of his noble phantasm.
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    Saber of Succession





    "I answered your summons. I'm not much of a Servant or a fighter, but even so, I will not lose to anyone, Master.

    Why?

    Because you will not, either. It is fine if you win in fighting through strength, but it is still a loss if you lose in character.

    So, I will hone both into the finest weapon.

    In other words...

    ✨ (smile) ✨

    As long as you don't break, I am sure you will thank me later."

    Class: Saber
    True Name: “Gorō Nyūdō Masamune”
    Alignment: Lawful Good

    Statistics
    Source: Historical Fact
    Region: Japan
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral

    Height: 154 cm
    Weight: 43kg
    Likes: Quiet, cold water, swords, meat, daifuku
    Dislikes: Complacency, idle days
    Forte: Teaching, craftsmanship
    Weakness: Getting along with others
    Voice: Kayano Ai

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


    Background:
    Gorō Nyūdō Masamune was a medieval Japanese blacksmith, widely acclaimed as the greatest in all of Japanese history. He created many tachi and tanto in the Sōshū schoo, and his life is shrouded in a number of mysteries. No exact dares are known of his life and even his original family name is unclear, with at least one believed to be a fabrication to enhance the standing of the Tokugawa family. Even his exact province is unclear, though he is believed to have worked in the Sagami province, trained by swordsmiths of Bizen and Yamashiro.

    In an age known for impure steel, his creations had a reputation for superior beauty and quality, having honed to perfection the art of blacksmithing. Indeed, in catalogues of excellent and famous swords of the era, there exist more blades for Masamune than the next two swordsmiths combined.

    In addition to his own work, he also trained a great number of students, and he is known for sure to have trained 15 in total, but among those ten are those considered to be the "Juttetsu”, or "Ten Famous Students.”

    Between those ten students, Masamune is connected by tutelage to most of the great works of Japanese swordsmith that came after his death, including the Soden Bizen swordsmiths, the famously sharp blades of Kanemitsu, the Echizen swords of Kaneshige, and others. Collectively, the Ten Great Disciples of Masamune established the very foundation of a thousand years of Japanese swordsmithing.

    Hikoshirō Sadamune was... not one of those ten.

    Generally believed to be the adopted child of Masamune, Sadamune is said to have sought out Masamune in the Kanagawa province to study swordsmithing, but if little is known for sure of Masamune's life, less is known for his child's. It is not even certain if Sadamune was his child by blood or adoption, nor what their birth name was.

    And yet, Sadamune was his adopted child, the only one to inherit the -mune from his name, and the only one whose work was explicitly said to be on the same level as their master's. Nevertheless, Sadamune was never counted as one of the Juttetsu, even though they are believed to have trained a number of other students who went on to found their own school.

    Only a single signed copy of Sadamune’s work exists: a tantō blade, formerly owned by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The work signed Gōshū Takagiju Sadamune is said to have been made when Sōshū Sadamune returned home to Takagi in Gōshū province. It is held up as equal to Masamune’s work in quality, yet Sadamune’s legend sits in the shadow of their esteemed father.



    In this work, Sadamune was not only the adopted daughter of the legendary swordsmith, but his greatest apprentice and the inheritor of the Masamune name and craftsmanship.

    As in life, she is the closest to her beloved master, and treats everything she creates as an extension of the Sōshū tradition he passed on to her.

    ...And as such, given she is also part of the pair who taught the Juttetsu along with her father, it is only natural she couldn't count among them.

    She represents her father in everything she does, holding up his esteemed name above her own, and that is also why she is the only one who will call when he is sought as a Heroic Spirit.

    Because the dearest wish of Gorō Nyūdō Masamune - to pass on his skill and title - was satisfied without regrets. The first Masamune has no wish to call his own, nothing to justify answering the call of any summoner.

    But the second Masamune does. She never found a proper heir, no matter how many students she taught. Her simple wish is to give her name to someone, without reservation, and retire as her father’s daughter. But precisely because it's so distinguished, she can't pass it down to anyone who doesn't equal its worth.

    In short, her incarnation as a Saber answers with the artistic equivalent of "I won't marry anyone until they beat me in combat.”

    This is a digression, but Masamune and Muramasa are often linked as rivals, due to a famous anecdote where Muramasa challenged Masamune to a contest to see which esteemed smith could create the finer sword.

    It is said the two smiths both worked tirelessly, and when they finished their work, the two tested the result. The contest was for each to suspend the blades in a small creek with the cutting edge facing against the current. Muramasa's sword, the Juuchi Yosamu ("10,000 Cold Nights") cut everything without exception: be it fish, leaves floating downstream, or the very air, all were sliced in two.

    Highly impressed with Muramasa's work, Masamune nevertheless lowered his sword, the Yawarakai-Te ("Tender Hands"), into the current and waited quietly. Legend has it that only leaves were cut, with fish swimming right up to the blade, and air hissing as if gently blowing by the blade unharmed. After a while, Muramasa began to scoff at Masamune for his apparent lack of skill in the making of his sword.

    The legend says that Masamune smiled, pulling up their sword, drying it, and sheathing it, ignoring Muramasa’s boisterous heckling for the sword’s inability to cut anything.

    A monk, who had been watching the whole ordeal, walked over and bowed low to the two swordmasters. He then began to explain what he had seen:

    “The first of the swords was by all accounts a fine sword, however, it is a blood-thirsty, evil blade, as it does not discriminate as to who or what it will cut. It may just as well be cutting down butterflies as severing heads. The second was by far the finer of the two, as it does not needlessly cut that which is innocent and undeserving.”

    Famously, Masamune wins that exchange, and the two were forever known as rivals.

    But... it is historically impossible for the two of them to have ever competed, as Senji Muramasa belonged to a later generation of swordsmiths than Gorō Nyūdō Masamune.

    No matter how old the master Masamune was, that Masamune could not have competed with Muramasa.

    ..That being said, it is best not to put these particular two in the same room, lest old competitions be revived.


    Personality:
    The first impression Saber gives is a gentle, kind soul - a true Yamato Nadeshiko, refined and calm and always ready with a warm smile. Then, she opens her mouth and the illusion is broken.

    While Saber conducts herself at all times in a way to never bring shame to her title, her actual personality underneath her soft voice and kind smile is eccentric and utterly uncompromising. If her rival’s personality is a blazing-hot forge underneath a rough exterior, her own is a taut wire hidden under silk.

    She cares little for nobility or rank, and while her expression and tone gives the appearance of caring, her words have not the slightest consideration for other people. In a soft, sweet voice, she will cut to the bone and lacks anything resembling common sense outside of swordsmithing.

    She has no qualms about pointing out mediocrity and considers mere competence barely worth more than breathing.

    "Do not worry. I promise you, I will not once think you will fail more than you already have, Master.
    ✨ (smile) ✨
    I will just re-evaluate how much training you need before I can grant you my name."

    Sadamune is sweet, soft-spoken, and supportive... but in her innocent devotion to her craft, she can be exacting and savage to the point of cruelty. And yet, she can be said to be idealistic in her own way - she will always try to help and improve others, including herself and her master, but her methods are demonic and she is a genius that fundamentally does not understand the heart of normal folk.

    But while she knows is a genius, trained by an even greater genius, she honestly does believe in the potential of others, even while reminding them of how far away their goal is.

    If paired with a Master, no matter how far they fall short of her strict standards, she will truly never give up on them, staying their teacher to the bitter end.



    "I am indeed Hikoshirō Sadamune, also known as Sōshū Sadamune, the humble daughter of the Sōshū
    school's Gorō Nyūdō Masamune and the only student permitted to inherit a portion of my distinguished father's name.
    Together, we shall inscribe it upon all of your achievements.

    I tell you - Master, you are now one of my Great Students."

    Class Abilities:
    Magic Resistance
    Rank: C+
    Protection against magical effects. Differing from the Resistance effect that merely rejects Magical Energy, this ability cancels the spells altogether. Even if targeted by greater magecraft and Greater Rituals, it is difficult for her to be affected. A modest rank is to be expected, given her mundane life, but she has a remarkable resistance to Curses as a swordsmith whose blades challenged violence and fate.

    Riding
    Rank: E
    A Skill that denotes a Servant’s ability to ride mounts and vehicles. Rider-class Servants typically possess Riding at a high rank. As there are no anecdotes of Sadamune horse-riding, her rank in this skill is low, and she is given this skill only because she is a Saber. In other words, it is an adopted child’s humble rank E, but that’s not important to her in any way, which she will insist loudly if pressed.


    Personal Skills:
    Appreciation of Swords
    Rank: A+
    This skill is similar to Aesthetic Appreciation and represents understanding of armaments. A skill that allows Saber to instantly discern how to fight against normal weapons (i.e., not Noble Phantasms). The user gains an understanding of armaments other than swords if the skill is ranked above A. For allies, the skill allows her to give sound advice and provide insight into the enemy's weakness.

    She has a plus modifier above her famous opponent, but whether that’s natural or merely the result of their contest… Neither smith seems satisfied yet. In Saber’s case, this skill is used both in combat and to train her allies and Master, as she is very talented at locating and poking weak points, cheerfully and relentlessly.

    Tameshi-Mono
    Rank: B+
    An exercise meant to test the sharpness and sturdiness of a sword. Sadamune is able to draw out the power within a weapon she touches, and if she is willing to do so, she can release the weapon's full strength, though this destroys it in a single swing.

    Wrought-Iron Will
    Rank: A+
    Like her rival, Saber’s soul is akin to wrought-iron and highly resistant to fatigue. With each strike of her tools, her way of life is further tempered. While her surface demeanor is a calm, gentle river’s flow, at the riverbed is a vein of iron that will never break... for better and for worse.

    In the Hands of Karma
    Rank: A
    A skill derived from Masamune’s legendary swordsmithing and the ultimate blade, a blade meant to not cut at all.

    A variant of the Territory Defense skill of the Shielder class, where the user can establish a field to protect allies and territory. In this case, Saber is able to provide damage reduction beyond defensive limits through her swords, and as long as she is there, her body and her work will protect the master from harm without fail, no matter what must be parried or diverted to do so.

    Unlike her rival, who set his eye on the karma within the flames, Sadamune seeks not to cut destiny, but to flow around it, and her most trustworthy blade is one with the ability not to end life, but to weigh the user’s heart.


    Noble Phantasm(s):
    Juttetsu - The Great Students of Masamune
    Type: Anti-Unit
    Rank: A+
    A crystallization of Masamune’s legendary skill and of Saber’s very way of life. The legendary students who were taught by the master, giving rise to a legend above all others.

    If her rival's Noble Phantasm is shattering and scattering a wasteland of countless swords to reveal one ultimate blade, Saber's Noble Phantasm is the opposite. From the title of Masamune flows many tributaries, a river whose paths covered an entire country, leading to an unlimited variety of blades.

    Indeed, between Saber and her esteemed father, "Masamune" had a hand in almost every school of Japanese swordsmithing that came after them, as the Juttetsu in turn influenced other styles and other legends, adding to the prestige of Saber’s own master.

    Chogi. Kanemitsu. Kaneuji. Kinju. Kunishige.
    Kunitsugu. Saemonzaburo. Norishige. Yoshiro. Naotsuna.

    The school of Masamune stands at the zenith of Japanese swordsmiths, accepting all that came before and passing on all that came after, giving to all for the purpose of finding one who could return to the river’s origin.




    "Every path, every burden, every gift... All of that shall one day return to the source. This I pray."

    As a Noble Phantasm, this takes the effect of an ability to craft swords on the level of Noble Phantasms, and the number of abilities Saber is able to bestow in a weapon are limited only by her talent and the history of the entire nation of Japan. Even if her target is outside of her cultural sphere, she can likely reproduce it in some form, by mixing elements of her many masterpieces.

    No matter what the legend, it is part of hers, and she merely must follow the river’s pathways to find and reproduce it.

    Of course, this is not a simple matter. She is no faker, projecting what she wishes. Saber must take time to create a new sword, and while her speed of production is frightful, it is still not instant. She regrets to inform her Master that with the resources available to her, she can make only, oh, perhaps 100 in a single night, if she tries.

    Whether it is the Onikiri Yasutsuna, the Mikazuki Munechika, or her father's own Honjo Masamune, any Noble Phantasm in the form of a sword that can be grasped through Japanese culture, history, or folklore is at her call.

    As expected of a ridiculous Item Shop of a Noble Phantasm, there are a few restrictions beyond this:

    First, she refuses to make two of the same weapon, as each work is its own masterpiece.

    Second, for both practicality and aesthetics, she does not approve of cramming many abilities into a single blade. She refuses to make an all-purpose ultimate secret tool - not only would it be brittle and unreliable, it would be unspeakably ugly and she may cut you to pieces (verbally) for even suggesting it. One ability for one sword is beautiful and proper.

    Third, though she can make a multitude of blades, the ability to use any of them is another matter. She can teach her master to wield one with time and effort, but in her words, giving a masterpiece to a novice is nothing more fruitful than feeding gold to a fish. She cannot simply arm an army with convenient tools, if they lack the skill or reserves to use them, so gifting them to anything shy of another Servant is largely ineffective except as a training tool. Only she is guaranteed to be able to use their mysteries and abilities.

    And finally, though she considers it a trifle, there is one other matter - in order to reproduce Noble Phantasms, she imparts a shard of her own Saint Graph into each creation, limiting the number of blades she can make at once. One hundred is not a limit of her ability, but of her body, as more than that number would reduce her very being to naught.

    She is reluctant to broach that limit, given her wish, but if necessary, if she deems it proper for her Master, she will do so without hesitation. In that case, in her last moments, she may well illuminate a moonlit night with swords as her ultimate attack, leaving nothing behind but the glint of steel.

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    I can smell the sea... ah Japan. A dangerous enemy, a serious test for my country. Don't be afraid, Master. That war is long gone.

    Class: Rider
    True Name: Stepan Makarov
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Place of Origin: Russian empire
    Armament: his body

    STR — B
    END — A
    AGL — C+
    MGI — D
    LCK — C
    NP — B

    Class skills:

    Riding(None)

    Replaced by Voyager of Storm

    Magic Resistance(D)

    Provides protection from magical effects. Unlike the resistance effect, which simply rejects magical energy, this ability completely cancels spells. Rider lived in the modern era, he has a low rank in this skill

    Personal skills:

    Voyager of Storm A

    This is the talent to sail vessels recognized as ships. Because the ability as a group leader is also necessary, this unique Skill also has the effects of both Charisma and Tactics. Rider was one of Russia's most competent admirals, who could well have led her to victory, if not for his death from a mine. He is distinguished by a flexible mind, ability to work with the crew and initiative.

    Pioneer of Stars B

    This is the unique Skill given to heroes that became turning points in human history. All difficult voyages and challenges which are considered "impossible" turn into "events that can be realized". In addition to naval science, Rider also became famous as a good inventor and explorer. He made a significant contribution to the development of Russian oceanography, including instrumental studies of the World Ocean, he designed one of the first reliable bathometers. No less, but rather more important, his development was the theory of the unsinkability of the ship. Rider insisted on making unsinkability a separate scientific discipline. He also invented new tips for armor-piercing shells, which, however, were introduced into the practice of the Russian fleet only after his death. They were a soft, unalloyed steel tip that flattened on impact, simultaneously causing the hard top layer of armor to crack. He also contributed to the creation of icebreaker ships.

    Small achievements. I didn't do it for fame.

    Cold Mind A

    Rider ability to keep a cool head in any situation, be it the chaos of war, mass panic or incompetent colleagues. No matter what happens, Rider will always be calm. He can neither be scared nor charmed, his mind is solid as a rock

    In wars, it is not brute force that wins, not an appeal to God, but the human mind. This is what I realized with my first battle.

    Noble Phantasm:

    Петропавловск
    Man-ship
    B

    The last ship on which Rider went to the seas. This battleship died with him, blown up by a mine.

    Unlike the other Sea Riders, he does not summon a ship. He himself is a ship. His heart is the ship's engine, his hands are the ship's weapons, he can fire them. Although the rider is slow on land, he can walk on water and accelerate to very high speeds. For this reason, Rider’s body is quite durable as it is ship armor. In addition, Rider is able to improve himself, whether it be an echo sounder, improved torpedoes with greater penetrating power, boosters, and so on.

    By activating this NP, Rider's lower body will grow in size and become a huge armadillo, while the upper part will be on the captain's bridge. From now on, Rider will not be able to leave the ship, he is part of it. Soldiers and officers will appear on the ship, serving Rider not out of fear, but out of conscience.

    Description:

    Likes: Sea, shipbuilding, Russia, worthy opponents
    Dislikes: The current state of Russia, incompetent colleagues

    Rider’s true name is Stepan Makarov, Russian naval figure, hero of the Russo-Japanese War, oceanographer, polar explorer, shipbuilder, vice admiral and inventor of mine transport, developer of the theory of unsinkability, pioneer of the use of icebreakers. In 1895 he developed the Russian semaphore alphabet. Killed during the Russo-Japanese War.

    Makarov is a proud sea wolf, but in the state of a servant, he looks more like a kind grandfather who retired from the fleet. He may well treat the child master in this way, telling him stories about how he plied the seas.

    Makarov is calm, kind and relatively peaceful. He will never attack first, in battle he is adamant and firm, he fights with honor if the enemy also fights a fair fight. Despite the fact that he died from a Japanese mine, Makarov does not hold a grudge against modern Japanese.

    “They did their duty to the Fatherland and fought with dignity,” he can say.

    Despite the fact that Makarov is open to a foreign culture, he will still talk about the achievements and beauties of Russia and Russian culture. He loves his country without fanaticism and its current state upsets him. Corruption, incompetent managers seeking to curry favor with their superiors, prayers instead of exercises, ignoble behavior of soldiers and one more small victorious war, for which Russia was not ready. His desire is to preserve the Russian Empire, to make it a developed country, in which there is no poverty and oppression.


    Notes: On the death of Makarov, the Japanese poet Ishikawa Takuboku wrote the poem "In Memory of Admiral Makarov." Unfortunately, I did not find it in English, only in Russian and Japanese. And yes, the modern conflict in Ukraine is similar to the Russo-Japanese War. The difference is that then warriors fought, and now - butchers

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    We were blessed by a Sunny sheet. Mentioning you in my contest entry brought you back, lol.
    Sword girl is cute. The aspect of actually having a wish as a servant is utilized nicely, an often forgotten aspect for sheets. Her character shines through in her quotes. From your setup, i expected her NP to be a mirror of muramasa by turning one sword into many and create and literal river of swords that just cuts the deserving ones of the enemies. But the sword production np has its own charm and restrictions that brim with her personality.
    Sweet sheet.
    "Let's see the color of your coin, my friend."



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    of the Heretical Desire

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    Hello, Master! The Great Beast of Six-hundred Sixty Six, the Harbinger of the New Ćon, Master Therion, the Wickedest Man in the World, Little Sunshine and the Silver Star himself. In the end, Aleister Crowley. For you to have summoned me, you're surely special. Would you like to know your True Will?








    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Basic Information◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Class
    Caster
    Alternative Classes
    Beast
    Alternative Versions
    Foreigner and Ruler
    Attribute
    Man
    True Name
    Aleister Crowley
    Origin
    United Kingdom
    Day of Decisive Battle
    Standing atop a pile of corpses, gazing at a half-eaten apple
    Height/Weight
    178 cm/79 kg
    Alignment
    True Neutral (counts as Chaotic Evil)
    Likes
    Parties, Himself, Heresies
    Dislikes
    Moralism, Powerlessness, Being controlled, Christianism
    Natural Enemy
    Kiritsugu Emiya, Shiki Ryougi


    STR END AGI MAN LCK NP
    E- E- E B B+ C++





    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Class Skills◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Class Skills◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Item Construction: B++

    Caster is capable of creating a grand variety of tools and objects, including familiars and golems, the production of jewels using a leyline, and a plethora of specialized Mystic Codes. When used for Alchemy, this skill significantly increases in effectiveness. Once summoned, Caster will focus on the creation of jewels, since it allows him to use one of his main Magecrafts.

    Territory Creation: A

    The creation of an *Abbey*, superior to a *Workshop*, become possible. Caster will be extremely picky when setting up his territory, only doing so when he finds a place he claims is "symbolic" enough. Depending on where he is summoned, there's a chance this skill will never even be used.




    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Personal Skills◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Personal Skills◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Divisive Charisma: C-

    A skill that denotes a controversial, but highly charismatic individual. Caster was seen both as "the Wickedest Man in the World" and "a savior, destined to bring the new Ćon". As such, anyone who interacts with Caster will have their feelings pushed to one of the two extremes, frequently changing their initial preconception, or even alternating between love and hatred.

    Additionally, this skill acts as Charisma of the same rank, allowing the user to create a small community where he is seen as the absolute authority (also known as a "cult", although Caster eschews such a word). He receives a negative modifier since his community was ultimately dismantled by the Italian government.



    Magick: A

    Caster's variant of the "Magecraft" skill, it uses the Thelemic Foundation as a base, in which, instead of Elemental Affinity, one's Origin is used to define which spells they can cast. In his case, Caster can use spells with the "Usurpation" attribute.

    Additionally, he can cast spells that he didn't create, and instead "stole". They are defined as those Caster experienced enough in life to understand how they work, such as Reinforcement and Kabbalistic Numerology. They cost significantly more mana than normal, however, due to not being completely in line with his Origin.

    Most spells that Caster knows are those used by Executors and Enforcers that tried to hunt him after his Sealing Designation, although he refuses to use Holy Sacraments, since those are the ones his parents used.

    "I've always been torn on whether the Sealing Designation was a good thing or not. On one hand, it helped me see a lot of Magecraft due to the Enforcers hunting me. On the other hand, however, it was really annoying to fight them all the time. I guess I should still see it as an honor, since it means the Association recognized my skill."

    To Mega Therion: EX

    A variant of the "Innocent Monster" skill, it is different in the sense that Caster not only accepted, but actively encouraged the many rumours and legends about him.

    It denotes him as the Wickedest Man in the World and the Beast of 666. As such, his alignment counts as "Chaotic Evil", although it is True Neutral, and, he is turned into a being infinitely close to the title of "Beast Candidate", thus receiving the "Authority of the Beast'' skill at E rank, rising to D rank when under the sun, since, according to Caster himself, "the Beast of 666" merely means "sunlight".



    Thrice-Great's Remnants: -

    An abnormal skill, it is Caster's mark as a being similar to a Demi-Servant, having fused himself with the Saint Graph of Hermes-Trismegistus.

    This skill has greatly increased his proficiency in Alchemy, Theurgy and Astrology, and raised his Mana parameter by a rank. Due to the constraints of his body while alive, his physical parameters have been lowered by a rank, and he frequently experiences physical pain, similar to Weak Constitution at a D rank. Through this skill, Caster created two new spells in the years before his death.

    "Please, don't judge me, Master! One has no right but to follow one's Will. I won't pretend it was nice, but it still had to be done!"

    SpellsSpells

    Promethean Magecraft
    Theft of the Divine Right


    The first of two spells Caster created after the Third Holy Grail War, he created them in the hope of being turned into a Heroic Spirit, to still have a chance at the Grail, even in death. It comes from Hermes-Trismegistus' Theurgy, the practice of "invoking willing gods for help", the most advanced form of Spiritual Evocation, although it is not practiced due to Mystery decay. Caster, however, has fundamentally altered this discipline through his Origin, removing the "willing" part, so as to use the Authority - even if in a limited fashion - of the few Divine Spirits he has been able to summon. They are the main gods of the Thelemic pantheon, "fragments" of more well-known Divine Spirits: Nuit, Hadit and Heru-Ra-Ha.

    Nuit is the Goddess of Existence, Queen of Space and Stars. Caster has stolen her Authority of "Endlessness", the affirmation that she is a sphere whose circumference is nowhere. He is capable of creating a Bounded Field so as to copy this concept, allowing him to be "anywhere and everywhere" within it, a "confirmed existence" that can be wherever he wants to be.

    Hadit is the Point at the Centre of the Universe, the Axle of the Wheel, the flame that burns in the heart of every man. Caster has acquired his Authority of "Willpower" so as to create a Bounded Field that causes a constant battle of wills. Those who have less determination have their mana sapped, and given to the most determined one. If Caster's resolve falters, even he might have his energy drained by this Authority.

    The third and last is Heru-Ra-Ha, the Crowned and Conquering Child, the union of two opposite but complementary gods. Not a being that exists, but that one day shall be born. Caster is capable of copying the ritual that will give the child-god his existence, something he never did in life. With the union of two opposite Origins and the sacrifice of eleven others over the course of six times six hours and within the Abbey created by his skills, Caster becomes the Lord of the New Ćon, and finally claims his title as the Beast of Indulgence. His Abbey acts as the Microcosm, in which Caster becomes a god, which in turn reflects onto the Macrocosm of the World.


    7 Planetary Gemstones
    Eleusinian Navaratna


    The second spell created after the Third Holy Grail War, it is a combination of Astrology and Jewel Magecraft, through the Hindu practice of Navaratna, the usage of gems to symbolize each of the nine planets, and the Rites of Eleusis, a series of theatrical rituals he created in life.

    With rituals that take sixty-six minutes each, Caster can consecrate gems, infusing into them spells connected to their respective planets. Since the original Rites of Eleusis had only seven planets instead of nine, the lunar nodules are off the charts.

    After the rituals are completed, the gems acquire properties similar to that of normal Jewel Magecraft, but use Astrology as their main Foundation. As Navaratna uses perfect gems to attract positive energies, Caster uses flawed gems as a means of offense.





    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Noble Phantasms◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Noble Phantasms◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Liber AL vel Legis
    Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law
    : C+

    Anti-Unit

    In 1904, Caster traveled to Egypt with his wife, and, while there, was contacted by a disembodied voice that claimed to be his Guardian Angel, Aiwass. The voice then dictated a book over the course of three days, which Caster named "Liber AL vel Legis", the Book of the Law.

    In truth, Aiwass wasn't a mere Guardian Angel, but the Outer God Sut-Typhon, the "All-in-One, the One-in-All", who had chosen Caster as its messenger and herald. Why he chose Caster remains a mystery, but, be that as it may, he never became Sut-Typhon's herald, only using its teachings to further his purposes. As a result, he is unable to use the Book of the Law's true power, even if it remains a powerful Noble Phantasm.

    The Liber AL vel Legis is, similarly to the spellbook of a certain priest, a powerful magical energy generator, but it functions within the concept of "Do what thou wilt", meaning that one should follow their True Will - Caster's term for "Origin" - at all times. Since this Noble Phantasm is the basis for the Thelemic Foundation, it also covers the cost of any spells cast using it, as, according to Caster, "Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will".

    Differing from most Noble Phantasms, this one can theoretically be lended to any person, since it is a book Caster published in life to make Thelema known to the masses, but he will rarely do so, as he requires any possible borrower to have followed their True Will at every point in their life, significantly reducing the options.


    "I still remember the day it contacted me and Rose, back when she still hadn't killed herself. The immense and incomprehensible power that its simple presence exerted on the world. It might've been a mistake to have ever trusted it, but it's not a mistake I regret. I wonder, however, if it wasn't the thing that broke my dear Rose…"

    Master Therion's Great Work
    To Eat the Forbidden Fruit of Desire
    : -

    Magecraft

    Adam and Eve, the first sinners
    They who ate the forbidden fruit, and were punished
    What wrong was it, in following one's calling?
    To strive to improve oneself, to do as one wills?

    And yet, they were punished
    For their ambition and courage
    For their will to learn and improve
    Why should people suffer for enacting their only right?

    I am the Great Beast
    My mind is of want, and my soul is of yearn
    Usurpation is my nature
    To grasp and use and take my identity

    Every man and every woman is a star
    And I shall devour them all...
    Master Therion's Great Work; To Eat the Forbidden Fruit!


    Not a true Noble Phantasm, and instead a Greater Ritual, it is the ultimate manifestation of Caster's Origin, Usurpation. As such, its mana cost is paid by his first Noble Phantasm, Liber AL vel Legis.

    It was originally created by Caster during his venture in the Third Holy Grail. He had summoned the Caster Servant Hermes-Trismegistus, who, after a couple days, sensed that the Grail had been corrupted, and could be used for nothing but destruction. Accepting that he couldn't win anymore, Caster decided to gamble on the possibility of him entering the Throne of Heroes - and even if such a thing failed, his new powers might've been the key to achieve his goal in life - and used a prototype of this spell to cannibalize his own Servant, becoming a figure similar to a Demi-Servant.

    The prototype was capable of Usurping a Servant's Saint Graph upon their death - something Caster arranged in life with his Command Seals - but has been improved since then. When used, Caster can cannibalize the very soul of any human that dies close to him, be they living humans or Servants, as long as he has enough time to chant the incantation.

    When used to absorb a Servant, Caster acquires some of their skills, and, if the former Servant was compatible enough, even a Noble Phantasm. He can still limit the spell to only Servants, reducing the casting time to only his Activation Word - Abrahadabra.

    Additionally, when cast with the entire chant - something that, as a Greater Ritual, takes over a minute - Caster can Usurp the entire soul, improving his Magic Circuits and absorbing even the victim's Origin. He generally uses this spell whenever possible, even for random civilians.


    Smaragdus Liber
    As Above, so Below Shall be the Whole of the Law
    : EX

    Anti-Self

    Caster's second true Noble Phantasm, it comes from the cannibalization of Hermes-Trismegistus's Saint Graph, and is the fusion of the Liber AL vel Legis and the Tabula Smaragdina, the Thrice-Great's Emerald Tablet.

    "That which is above is like to that which is below, and that which is below is like to that which is above" is the main axiom of the Hermetica, said to be the basis of Alchemy. It is the idea that "All is One, One is All", the equalization of the Microcosm and the Macrocosm. Originally Anti-Principle, this Noble Phantasm allowed the user - normally Hermes-Trismegistus - to alter the very foundation of what he beheld. Thanks to the Book of the Law, however, its effect has been significantly changed.

    The Smaragdus Liber applies the concept of "as Above, so Below" to Caster's soul, permitting him to temporarily alter his Origin into any that he has acquired through Master Therion's Great Work. As such, the spells he can use with the Liber AL vel Legis are vastly expanded. To change one's Origin - even if temporarily - is no fickle matter, however. The more Caster uses this Noble Phantasm, the more his soul will be corrupted by the used Origins, straying him from his preferred path. As a result, he rarely uses it.






    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Personality and Relationships◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Personality and Relationships◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Personality

    Caster is a joyful man, always smiling and cracking jokes. He rarely is rude, not even with his enemies, preferring to not take things personally. He is theatrical, loving heresies and indulging in his vices as a way to insult the Christian morals of his world.

    But this is only the superficial view of Caster. In truth, he believes humans should follow their True Will to its end, no matter what. Even if they must lie, murder, and betray, Humanity must do it. In the end, the World will be better for it. In the end, only the strongest of Wills shall be standing.

    One has no right but to follow one's Will. This is the philosophy that Caster lives by, the motto that he uses to justify everything he does. As such, he never takes things personally, since he believes everyone is just doing as they must. It is also, however, why his concept of loyalty ends where his True Will begins.

    For him, a Master can be and become many things. A helper, whom he can trust until their death; a potential enemy, that he will have to kill; a partner, whom, regardless of gender, he will love up to their sacrifice; nothing but a puppet that he wishes to pull the strings of, until they lie broken. For Caster, even if he likes someone, they are only useful when they do as he wills.

    Caster's true desire is simple, but hard to get him to admit. He will initially deflect, saying that the Grail can't give it to him, or saying that he will use his wish to revive himself and continue his research, but neither are the complete truth. What he wants, with the entirety of his soul, is to Usurp the Root. To overtake the Akashic Records and start the Ćon of Ma'at. A completely mad, nigh if not completely impossible, desire, and Caster knows that. He just believes that he has no right but to try it. He is willing to kill all that he cares about as long as his chances of reaching his goals increase, even if only slightly. In the end, Caster just wants to try, even if he fails. He must try. One has no right but to follow one's Will, after all.

    Relationships

    Hermes-Trismegistus: *He runs away immediately, afraid for his life*

    Foolish boy… To kill me through his Command Seals was an inspired tactic, but his ends are absurd. If I had gotten to him earlier, he could've been a great apprentice. Of course, he has been led astray, so, as his former, even if brief, mentor, I shall take responsibility and dispatch him.

    Ruler and Foreigner Aleister Crowley: "They disgust me, honestly. The Ruler one is a conformist bound to the Counter-Force, while the Foreigner is just crazy and "blessed by my Guardian Angel". Repulsive! Being controlled by a greater existence is a thing I'd never do!"

    Madame Blavatsky: "Hello, Ms. Serial Killer! What do you mean 'you never were Jack the Ripper'? Of course you were, it all fits!"

    You hack! You stole everything from my discoveries! "Ćon of Horus"? Don't you mean "Age of Aquarius"? If you want to lie, at least be creative about it. While I wished to spread my ideas to the world, all you wanted to do was get famous! Also, rich of you to accuse me of being Jack the Ripper, considering I'm not the one to kill six people because of an Egyptian curse!

    Siegfried: "Disgusting… A person who has never, for even a second, followed his Will. He would almost be pitiful, if he hadn't chosen this way for himself."

    Gilgamesh: Hahaha! Are you telling me this man wants to "Usurp the Root"? He would certainly make a fine court jester, indeed. Wait, is he serious? He truly believes that? HAHAHAHA! Almost unbelievable. This fool would sacrifice Humanity for something as fickle as personal power. He is a beast dominated by his own desires. I would say he should be stopped, lest he destroy my garden, but he is so stupid I wouldn't even consider him a danger!

    Fernando Pessoa: "My dear friend! How long have we not seen each other, and yet once again we meet in this time and place. Let's go have dinner! Later, if it would not be too big of a problem to you, could you help me with a ritual I'm creating?"


    Kiara Sessyoin: "I can respect her, honestly. She knows her Will and isn't afraid to work for it. She's quite similar to me, in a lot of ways."

    Shiki Ryougi: "You… You have that sparkle, that… that power. Are you the Root, my dear lady? Could you step into this circle, if you please?"

    Jeanne d'Arc: "The Maiden of Orleans. I can believe she followed her Will, and for that I praise her, but her overt moralism and religion are exceedingly annoying."

    An egotist who never looked at others with any modicum of appreciation beyond usefulness. A rabid dog who must be sacrificed lest he doom us all. A dead man who seeks to rule the living. As a Ruler, it is my duty to stop him.

    J. Edgar Hoover: "Sir! Presenting to serv- wait, I never worked for you! Wait, I never even worked for the MI6. Where did people get that from?

    Aiwass: "Fuck, am I glad to not have finished the contract. Until Kenneth told me what my 'Guardian Angel' was, I thought it was just a Daemon, but it's somehow worse! I can admit it helped me develop Thelema, but it wouldn't have been worth it to finish the contract. Foreigner me is fucking crazy!"




    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Craft Essence◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Craft Essence◈ ⳮ ❈≫






    "With my first Command Seal, I order of you: stay."

    He had decided. The Grail had been corrupted, according to his dear Caster. It was worthless now. So was his Servant.

    What are you doing, Master? I understand wanting to try a new ritual, but using a Command Seal surely must be unnecessary.

    "It's simple, Caster. I want to have a chance in the future. If we were to stop here, I'd never acquire my desire."

    Adam and Eve, the first sinners
    They who ate the forbidden fruit, and were punished
    What wrong was it, in following one's calling?
    To strive to improve oneself, to do as one wills?


    So you plan to kill me? You fool! I understand wanting that the Grail is currently corrupted, but with my Noble Phantasm, I could surely fix it! And even if I couldn't, what you want to do is-

    "With my second Command Seal, I order of you: be silent."

    It wasn't pleasant, not in any way. To betray his Servant to have a chance to achieve his goal. Even if it didn't work, he would still enter the Throne. Betrayal. An ugly word. A bad thing to do. But he had to do it.

    And yet, they were punished
    For their ambition and courage
    For their will to learn and improve
    Why should people suffer for enacting their only right?


    "I would love to say it had to be this way, but it honestly didn't. It's just that, well, any other way will fail. And besides, you told me your only wish was to make me become my best self, didn't you? I am happy to announce, you did it! Through your "assistance", let's say, I will, one day, Usurp the Root! And for that, I thank you."


    Yes, this was the objective. He mustn't forget that. The Root. Akasha. He would Usurp it, and assume its place. It was all for that. This wasn't the only option, no, but it was the best. To become a puppet of the World or to submit to his "Guardian Angel". Neither were real options. Neither followed his Will.

    I am the Great Beast
    My mind is of want, and my soul is of yearn
    Usurpation is my nature
    To grasp and use and take my identity


    "Y'know, I must say, I'm almost glad this Holy Grail War went wrong. If it hadn't, I think I wouldn't have done what I needed to. I am sorry for betraying you, but if I didn't do this, well, I would be going against my nature. I have to do this. I'm sorry."

    Every man and every woman is a star
    And I shall devour them all...
    Master Therion's Great Work; To Eat the Forbidden Fruit!


    "And, with my third and final Command Seal, I order of you: die."


    His dear Caster killed himself, on his command. Hermes-Trismegistus, the founder of Atlas, was no more. He could feel it. The Thrice-Great's essence. A power beyond all he had thought possible. Aleister Crowley smiled, and then laughed. His first step had succeeded. He should feel happy. He didn't feel happy. Why didn't he? No matter. He was closer to his goal now than he had ever been. Now he only had to repeat this again and again, until all of humanity's Wills were contained within him. And then he could be fulfilled.








    Notes
    This will be rambly.



    First things first, this is my third sheet (probably my best so far, I think) and it was very fun to do it. Thanks to Pinetree and DelRey with the formatting. My main objective was to portray someone completely controlled by their desires, to the point they destroyed themselves and their loved ones. I accidentally made him a bit socially darwinistic, but I think it fits. I'll eventually do his alternate versions (that exist mostly because I didn't think I could explore how he views the world with only one Crowley), his Beast version and Hermes-Trismegistus, but I'm not sure when I'll do it. Currently Ruler Crowley is more than 50% finished, but still. I'm not completely sure the links I gave to the images used are the original sources, but those were where I found them. Additionally, the apple image was slightly edited by yours truly, mostly due to the computer on the back. Now for the ramble.

    Man was it wild to read about Crowley. His Wikipedia page by itself is fucking gigantic, but it's also very incomplete. The Thelema Wikipedia page was also very helpful, but even then a lot of what is here I got from Googling more.

    It wasn't really a challenge to decide to make Crowley an antagonistic figure, but I wasn't sure how to properly adapt him, since there were a lot of ways to do it. I decided to make him relatively close to the historical figure, but more insane, while the alternate versions would be a lot farther from the irl Crowley. Of course, several changes were still made (Thelema is supposed to be about "love" and his parents were Protestants, not Catholics, and certainly not secret agents of the Catholic Church focused on dispatching heretics), but I still tried to remain close to the source.

    I'm not certain if this sheet was too long (it's over 3k words long), but I have a big problem with rambling. I tried to cut as much fat as I could, but it remained like this. The fact that I made him have 3 NPs and two spells certainly didn't help either. The reason for the two spells was to portray him as using the increased magical capacity he got from Hermes-Trismegistus, and I didn't know where else to put the spells. I thought of making a separate sheet of him as a Mage, but that felt superfluous. I'm also not sure about "Indulgence" as a sin, but it's the best word that I found. The main other words were "desire" and "ambition". In the end indulgence was judged the best one, but if I find a better word, I might change it. Another thing I'm afraid of is making him too strong or OP, especially for a modern figure. I tried my hardest to both justify how he got so strong and to make his strength conditional (specially the time necessary to create the jewels. In an average HGW he would have very few of them), but it might still be too much.

    If there's any Thelemite (is that the correct term? Who knows) here, I guess I'm sorry for portraying him as a bad person, but I genuinely didn't find anything that could make me want to portray him as a good person. The best quality I could find of him is that he was funny, and that's it.

    There's also a lot I couldn't include, like the time Fernando Pessoa helped him fake his own death. I have absolutely no idea why he did that, and the Wikipedia page doesn't explain it, but it apparently happened. I also have no idea if there is an actual reason to believe he was a MI6 agent, but there are a lot of people who believe that. The one time I was reading about it, the author mentioned the book London's Curse, by Mark Beynon, and I had to look that up, since it's where the idea that he murdered a lot of people because of an Egyptian curse comes from. I have no idea how trustworthy that book is, but it sounds funny enough I believe it. That being said, it has a 1,9 star rating on Goodreads, which is not good, and the two first reviews are criticizing the information on the book, so it's probably a fake story. Also, didja know Crowley liked Hitler until he banned the OTO from Germany?

    Also, the "one has no right but to follow one's Will" is not a Crowley quote, the actual one is "thou hast not right but to do thy will", but I thought the first one fit better in his speech (and I also thought that the first one was the correct quote until I was essentially finished with the sheet, so yeah). The other quotes he has here are the more well known "Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" and "every man and every woman is a star".
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    Class: Assasin
    True Name: Sergey Golovkin
    Alignment: Chaotic Evil
    Place of Origin: USSR
    Armament: various

    STR — C
    END — C
    AGL — C
    MGI — C
    LCK — B
    NP — A

    Class skills:

    Conceal Presence (B)

    Suitable for espionage. You can completely disappear and become almost invisible, even contrary to the perception of the Servant. However, the effectiveness will decrease as soon as preparations for the attack are made.

    Assassin is quiet, uncommon in appearance, he is one of the faces that flickers in the crowd. It is difficult to expect from such a little man that he is capable of brutal murder.

    Personal skills:

    Corruptor of Innocent Souls(C)

    A special variant of Charisma available to those who have used children and teenagers in their atrocities. Allows you to influence young minds, subordinating them to your will.

    The Assassin had the following method of killing - he offered children and teenagers to steal any valuable items, if the victim agreed, then she fell into his paws. This skill allows him to deceive children more than control them.

    Sadistic Constitution(A)

    This Skill augments one's aggression in battle.The longer its owner stays in battle, the more their abusive disposition will grow, causing them to lose their usual composure. The more Servant attacks, the stronger one becomes, but on the other hand, one's defensive abilities drop. Weak and quiet, Assassin was full of malice towards the whole world. It is not surprising that when he killed children and teenagers, he felt an emotional release. He strangled and cut his victims, sometimes cutting off pieces of skin from them.

    Fisher (A)

    Assassin's nickname, a composite skill from Information Erasure and Innocent Monster. During the investigation, at one of the interrogations, an acquaintance told how he met a man who introduced himself as Fisher and had a tattoo on his right hand in the form of a dagger entwined with a snake and the inscription "Fisher". Although this story was not true and Assassin never got tattoos, he liked this nickname. This skill allows him not only to change his appearance, but also to generate false information about his appearance. Photos of him will be changed, witnesses will be confused in the testimony, and articles about him on the Internet will be full of false information, preventing anyone from knowing the truth about Fischer.

    Noble Phantasm:

    Черный гараж
    Devil's abode
    A



    Assassin's murder scene, a simple Soviet garage combined with the urban legend of the Black Garage. This noble phantasm makes the Assassin extremely hard to catch.

    Firstly, the Garage actively changes its appearance, adjusting to the environment. Secondly, the Garage is able to move even if the Assassin and his victims are inside it. He can even move to someone else's garage, and without the will of the Assassin, who can still call him closer to him.

    You can't get out of the garage without the will of the Assassin - opening the front door, you will return to the garage again. Magic does not work there either, but combat skills remain. The assassin in this garage is able to create various torture devices, be it chains, blades, barbed wire, a giant meat grinder, and so on.

    Description:

    Likes: Horses, walk in the woods, kill boys
    Dislikes: Wash


    Assassin’s True name is Sergey Golovkin, Soviet and Russian serial and mass killer, pedophile, cannibal, torturer, kidnapper and zoosadist, whose victims, according to court records, were 11 boys and youths in the period from 1986 to 1992. All murders, with the exception of the first, were committed on the territory of the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region. Before he was caught, he received wide anonymous fame under the nickname "Fischer". He committed most of the crimes in the cellar of his personal garage, where he brutally tortured, raped, killed his victims and dismembered their corpses. He was sentenced to death by the court and shot in 1996.

    Golovkin is a pitiful, notorious person, not distinguished by either intelligence or courage. He avoids fighting and is generally a coward. In this quiet and slovenly man, it is difficult to suspect a cruel killer, which he turns into when he is in his garage. He prefers boys more, because because of his complexes he is not able to communicate with the opposite sex. Nevertheless, he may well torture the girl to death, although not with such enthusiasm. Despite a dangerous NP, Golovkin remains a coward and when faced with a dangerous opponent, he will only beg for mercy.

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    So, does anyone have any thoughts on my Crowley?

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    structure becomes more solid, writing too
    its just that the content is, really just for me personally, uuggghhhh. Joker as FC, Crowley as a Servant, (i think there were even sheets with joker as crowley), anything related to the emerald tablet, it is so overused by now. They are to me what others think of Hou Yi or Simo Häyha sheets.
    Dont let that discourage you, it is the curse of someone who read hundreds of sheets several multiple years. Crowley is a popular figure who I once considered a candidate during my starting days as well.
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    C A S T E R
    of the Heretical Desire

    ______________________________




    Hello, Master! The Great Beast of Six-hundred Sixty Six, the Harbinger of the New Ćon, Master Therion, the Wickedest Man in the World, Little Sunshine and the Silver Star himself. In the end, Aleister Crowley. For you to have summoned me, you're surely special. Would you like to know your True Will?








    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Basic Information◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Class
    Caster
    Alternative Classes
    Beast
    Alternative Versions
    Foreigner and Ruler
    Attribute
    Man
    True Name
    Aleister Crowley
    Origin
    United Kingdom
    Day of Decisive Battle
    Standing atop a pile of corpses, gazing at a half-eaten apple
    Height/Weight
    178 cm/79 kg
    Alignment
    True Neutral (counts as Chaotic Evil)
    Likes
    Parties, Himself, Heresies
    Dislikes
    Moralism, Powerlessness, Being controlled, Christianism
    Natural Enemy
    Kiritsugu Emiya, Shiki Ryougi


    STR END AGI MAN LCK NP
    E- E- E B B+ C++





    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Class Skills◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Class Skills◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Item Construction: B++

    Caster is capable of creating a grand variety of tools and objects, including familiars and golems, the production of jewels using a leyline, and a plethora of specialized Mystic Codes. When used for Alchemy, this skill significantly increases in effectiveness. Once summoned, Caster will focus on the creation of jewels, since it allows him to use one of his main Magecrafts.

    Territory Creation: A

    The creation of an *Abbey*, superior to a *Workshop*, become possible. Caster will be extremely picky when setting up his territory, only doing so when he finds a place he claims is "symbolic" enough. Depending on where he is summoned, there's a chance this skill will never even be used.




    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Personal Skills◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Personal Skills◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Divisive Charisma: C-

    A skill that denotes a controversial, but highly charismatic individual. Caster was seen both as "the Wickedest Man in the World" and "a savior, destined to bring the new Ćon". As such, anyone who interacts with Caster will have their feelings pushed to one of the two extremes, frequently changing their initial preconception, or even alternating between love and hatred.

    Additionally, this skill acts as Charisma of the same rank, allowing the user to create a small community where he is seen as the absolute authority (also known as a "cult", although Caster eschews such a word). He receives a negative modifier since his community was ultimately dismantled by the Italian government.



    Magick: A

    Caster's variant of the "Magecraft" skill, it uses the Thelemic Foundation as a base, in which, instead of Elemental Affinity, one's Origin is used to define which spells they can cast. In his case, Caster can use spells with the "Usurpation" attribute.

    Additionally, he can cast spells that he didn't create, and instead "stole". They are defined as those Caster experienced enough in life to understand how they work, such as Reinforcement and Kabbalistic Numerology. They cost significantly more mana than normal, however, due to not being completely in line with his Origin.

    Most spells that Caster knows are those used by Executors and Enforcers that tried to hunt him after his Sealing Designation, although he refuses to use Holy Sacraments, since those are the ones his parents used.

    "I've always been torn on whether the Sealing Designation was a good thing or not. On one hand, it helped me see a lot of Magecraft due to the Enforcers hunting me. On the other hand, however, it was really annoying to fight them all the time. I guess I should still see it as an honor, since it means the Association recognized my skill."

    To Mega Therion: EX

    A variant of the "Innocent Monster" skill, it is different in the sense that Caster not only accepted, but actively encouraged the many rumours and legends about him.

    It denotes him as the Wickedest Man in the World and the Beast of 666. As such, his alignment counts as "Chaotic Evil", although it is True Neutral, and, he is turned into a being infinitely close to the title of "Beast Candidate", thus receiving the "Authority of the Beast'' skill at E rank, rising to D rank when under the sun, since, according to Caster himself, "the Beast of 666" merely means "sunlight".



    Thrice-Great's Remnants: -

    An abnormal skill, it is Caster's mark as a being similar to a Demi-Servant, having fused himself with the Saint Graph of Hermes-Trismegistus.

    This skill has greatly increased his proficiency in Alchemy, Theurgy and Astrology, and raised his Mana parameter by a rank. Due to the constraints of his body while alive, his physical parameters have been lowered by a rank, and he frequently experiences physical pain, similar to Weak Constitution at a D rank. Through this skill, Caster created two new spells in the years before his death.

    "Please, don't judge me, Master! One has no right but to follow one's Will. I won't pretend it was nice, but it still had to be done!"

    SpellsSpells

    Promethean Magecraft
    Theft of the Divine Right


    The first of two spells Caster created after the Third Holy Grail War, he created them in the hope of being turned into a Heroic Spirit, to still have a chance at the Grail, even in death. It comes from Hermes-Trismegistus' Theurgy, the practice of "invoking willing gods for help", the most advanced form of Spiritual Evocation, although it is not practiced due to Mystery decay. Caster, however, has fundamentally altered this discipline through his Origin, removing the "willing" part, so as to use the Authority - even if in a limited fashion - of the few Divine Spirits he has been able to summon. They are the main gods of the Thelemic pantheon, "fragments" of more well-known Divine Spirits: Nuit, Hadit and Heru-Ra-Ha.

    Nuit is the Goddess of Existence, Queen of Space and Stars. Caster has stolen her Authority of "Endlessness", the affirmation that she is a sphere whose circumference is nowhere. He is capable of creating a Bounded Field so as to copy this concept, allowing him to be "anywhere and everywhere" within it, a "confirmed existence" that can be wherever he wants to be.

    Hadit is the Point at the Centre of the Universe, the Axle of the Wheel, the flame that burns in the heart of every man. Caster has acquired his Authority of "Willpower" so as to create a Bounded Field that causes a constant battle of wills. Those who have less determination have their mana sapped, and given to the most determined one. If Caster's resolve falters, even he might have his energy drained by this Authority.

    The third and last is Heru-Ra-Ha, the Crowned and Conquering Child, the union of two opposite but complementary gods. Not a being that exists, but that one day shall be born. Caster is capable of copying the ritual that will give the child-god his existence, something he never did in life. With the union of two opposite Origins and the sacrifice of eleven others over the course of six times six hours and within the Abbey created by his skills, Caster becomes the Lord of the New Ćon, and finally claims his title as the Beast of Indulgence. His Abbey acts as the Microcosm, in which Caster becomes a god, which in turn reflects onto the Macrocosm of the World.


    7 Planetary Gemstones
    Eleusinian Navaratna


    The second spell created after the Third Holy Grail War, it is a combination of Astrology and Jewel Magecraft, through the Hindu practice of Navaratna, the usage of gems to symbolize each of the nine planets, and the Rites of Eleusis, a series of theatrical rituals he created in life.

    With rituals that take sixty-six minutes each, Caster can consecrate gems, infusing into them spells connected to their respective planets. Since the original Rites of Eleusis had only seven planets instead of nine, the lunar nodules are off the charts.

    After the rituals are completed, the gems acquire properties similar to that of normal Jewel Magecraft, but use Astrology as their main Foundation. As Navaratna uses perfect gems to attract positive energies, Caster uses flawed gems as a means of offense.





    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Noble Phantasms◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Noble Phantasms◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Liber AL vel Legis
    Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law
    : C+

    Anti-Unit

    In 1904, Caster traveled to Egypt with his wife, and, while there, was contacted by a disembodied voice that claimed to be his Guardian Angel, Aiwass. The voice then dictated a book over the course of three days, which Caster named "Liber AL vel Legis", the Book of the Law.

    In truth, Aiwass wasn't a mere Guardian Angel, but the Outer God Sut-Typhon, the "All-in-One, the One-in-All", who had chosen Caster as its messenger and herald. Why he chose Caster remains a mystery, but, be that as it may, he never became Sut-Typhon's herald, only using its teachings to further his purposes. As a result, he is unable to use the Book of the Law's true power, even if it remains a powerful Noble Phantasm.

    The Liber AL vel Legis is, similarly to the spellbook of a certain priest, a powerful magical energy generator, but it functions within the concept of "Do what thou wilt", meaning that one should follow their True Will - Caster's term for "Origin" - at all times. Since this Noble Phantasm is the basis for the Thelemic Foundation, it also covers the cost of any spells cast using it, as, according to Caster, "Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will".

    Differing from most Noble Phantasms, this one can theoretically be lended to any person, since it is a book Caster published in life to make Thelema known to the masses, but he will rarely do so, as he requires any possible borrower to have followed their True Will at every point in their life, significantly reducing the options.


    "I still remember the day it contacted me and Rose, back when she still hadn't killed herself. The immense and incomprehensible power that its simple presence exerted on the world. It might've been a mistake to have ever trusted it, but it's not a mistake I regret. I wonder, however, if it wasn't the thing that broke my dear Rose…"

    Master Therion's Great Work
    To Eat the Forbidden Fruit of Desire
    : -

    Magecraft

    Adam and Eve, the first sinners
    They who ate the forbidden fruit, and were punished
    What wrong was it, in following one's calling?
    To strive to improve oneself, to do as one wills?

    And yet, they were punished
    For their ambition and courage
    For their will to learn and improve
    Why should people suffer for enacting their only right?

    I am the Great Beast
    My mind is of want, and my soul is of yearn
    Usurpation is my nature
    To grasp and use and take my identity

    Every man and every woman is a star
    And I shall devour them all...
    Master Therion's Great Work; To Eat the Forbidden Fruit!


    Not a true Noble Phantasm, and instead a Greater Ritual, it is the ultimate manifestation of Caster's Origin, Usurpation. As such, its mana cost is paid by his first Noble Phantasm, Liber AL vel Legis.

    It was originally created by Caster during his venture in the Third Holy Grail. He had summoned the Caster Servant Hermes-Trismegistus, who, after a couple days, sensed that the Grail had been corrupted, and could be used for nothing but destruction. Accepting that he couldn't win anymore, Caster decided to gamble on the possibility of him entering the Throne of Heroes - and even if such a thing failed, his new powers might've been the key to achieve his goal in life - and used a prototype of this spell to cannibalize his own Servant, becoming a figure similar to a Demi-Servant.

    The prototype was capable of Usurping a Servant's Saint Graph upon their death - something Caster arranged in life with his Command Seals - but has been improved since then. When used, Caster can cannibalize the very soul of any human that dies close to him, be they living humans or Servants, as long as he has enough time to chant the incantation.

    When used to absorb a Servant, Caster acquires some of their skills, and, if the former Servant was compatible enough, even a Noble Phantasm. He can still limit the spell to only Servants, reducing the casting time to only his Activation Word - Abrahadabra.

    Additionally, when cast with the entire chant - something that, as a Greater Ritual, takes over a minute - Caster can Usurp the entire soul, improving his Magic Circuits and absorbing even the victim's Origin. He generally uses this spell whenever possible, even for random civilians.


    Smaragdus Liber
    As Above, so Below Shall be the Whole of the Law
    : EX

    Anti-Self

    Caster's second true Noble Phantasm, it comes from the cannibalization of Hermes-Trismegistus's Saint Graph, and is the fusion of the Liber AL vel Legis and the Tabula Smaragdina, the Thrice-Great's Emerald Tablet.

    "That which is above is like to that which is below, and that which is below is like to that which is above" is the main axiom of the Hermetica, said to be the basis of Alchemy. It is the idea that "All is One, One is All", the equalization of the Microcosm and the Macrocosm. Originally Anti-Principle, this Noble Phantasm allowed the user - normally Hermes-Trismegistus - to alter the very foundation of what he beheld. Thanks to the Book of the Law, however, its effect has been significantly changed.

    The Smaragdus Liber applies the concept of "as Above, so Below" to Caster's soul, permitting him to temporarily alter his Origin into any that he has acquired through Master Therion's Great Work. As such, the spells he can use with the Liber AL vel Legis are vastly expanded. To change one's Origin - even if temporarily - is no fickle matter, however. The more Caster uses this Noble Phantasm, the more his soul will be corrupted by the used Origins, straying him from his preferred path. As a result, he rarely uses it.






    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Personality and Relationships◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Personality and Relationships◈ ⳮ ❈≫

    Personality

    Caster is a joyful man, always smiling and cracking jokes. He rarely is rude, not even with his enemies, preferring to not take things personally. He is theatrical, loving heresies and indulging in his vices as a way to insult the Christian morals of his world.

    But this is only the superficial view of Caster. In truth, he believes humans should follow their True Will to its end, no matter what. Even if they must lie, murder, and betray, Humanity must do it. In the end, the World will be better for it. In the end, only the strongest of Wills shall be standing.

    One has no right but to follow one's Will. This is the philosophy that Caster lives by, the motto that he uses to justify everything he does. As such, he never takes things personally, since he believes everyone is just doing as they must. It is also, however, why his concept of loyalty ends where his True Will begins.

    For him, a Master can be and become many things. A helper, whom he can trust until their death; a potential enemy, that he will have to kill; a partner, whom, regardless of gender, he will love up to their sacrifice; nothing but a puppet that he wishes to pull the strings of, until they lie broken. For Caster, even if he likes someone, they are only useful when they do as he wills.

    Caster's true desire is simple, but hard to get him to admit. He will initially deflect, saying that the Grail can't give it to him, or saying that he will use his wish to revive himself and continue his research, but neither are the complete truth. What he wants, with the entirety of his soul, is to Usurp the Root. To overtake the Akashic Records and start the Ćon of Ma'at. A completely mad, nigh if not completely impossible, desire, and Caster knows that. He just believes that he has no right but to try it. He is willing to kill all that he cares about as long as his chances of reaching his goals increase, even if only slightly. In the end, Caster just wants to try, even if he fails. He must try. One has no right but to follow one's Will, after all.

    Relationships

    Hermes-Trismegistus: *He runs away immediately, afraid for his life*

    Foolish boy… To kill me through his Command Seals was an inspired tactic, but his ends are absurd. If I had gotten to him earlier, he could've been a great apprentice. Of course, he has been led astray, so, as his former, even if brief, mentor, I shall take responsibility and dispatch him.

    Ruler and Foreigner Aleister Crowley: "They disgust me, honestly. The Ruler one is a conformist bound to the Counter-Force, while the Foreigner is just crazy and "blessed by my Guardian Angel". Repulsive! Being controlled by a greater existence is a thing I'd never do!"

    Madame Blavatsky: "Hello, Ms. Serial Killer! What do you mean 'you never were Jack the Ripper'? Of course you were, it all fits!"

    You hack! You stole everything from my discoveries! "Ćon of Horus"? Don't you mean "Age of Aquarius"? If you want to lie, at least be creative about it. While I wished to spread my ideas to the world, all you wanted to do was get famous! Also, rich of you to accuse me of being Jack the Ripper, considering I'm not the one to kill six people because of an Egyptian curse!

    Siegfried: "Disgusting… A person who has never, for even a second, followed his Will. He would almost be pitiful, if he hadn't chosen this way for himself."

    Gilgamesh: Hahaha! Are you telling me this man wants to "Usurp the Root"? He would certainly make a fine court jester, indeed. Wait, is he serious? He truly believes that? HAHAHAHA! Almost unbelievable. This fool would sacrifice Humanity for something as fickle as personal power. He is a beast dominated by his own desires. I would say he should be stopped, lest he destroy my garden, but he is so stupid I wouldn't even consider him a danger!

    Fernando Pessoa: "My dear friend! How long have we not seen each other, and yet once again we meet in this time and place. Let's go have dinner! Later, if it would not be too big of a problem to you, could you help me with a ritual I'm creating?"


    Kiara Sessyoin: "I can respect her, honestly. She knows her Will and isn't afraid to work for it. She's quite similar to me, in a lot of ways."

    Shiki Ryougi: "You… You have that sparkle, that… that power. Are you the Root, my dear lady? Could you step into this circle, if you please?"

    Jeanne d'Arc: "The Maiden of Orleans. I can believe she followed her Will, and for that I praise her, but her overt moralism and religion are exceedingly annoying."

    An egotist who never looked at others with any modicum of appreciation beyond usefulness. A rabid dog who must be sacrificed lest he doom us all. A dead man who seeks to rule the living. As a Ruler, it is my duty to stop him.

    J. Edgar Hoover: "Sir! Presenting to serv- wait, I never worked for you! Wait, I never even worked for the MI6. Where did people get that from?

    Aiwass: "Fuck, am I glad to not have finished the contract. Until Kenneth told me what my 'Guardian Angel' was, I thought it was just a Daemon, but it's somehow worse! I can admit it helped me develop Thelema, but it wouldn't have been worth it to finish the contract. Foreigner me is fucking crazy!"




    ≪❈ ⳮ ◈Craft Essence◈ ⳮ ❈≫≪❈ ⳮ ◈Craft Essence◈ ⳮ ❈≫






    "With my first Command Seal, I order of you: stay."

    He had decided. The Grail had been corrupted, according to his dear Caster. It was worthless now. So was his Servant.

    What are you doing, Master? I understand wanting to try a new ritual, but using a Command Seal surely must be unnecessary.

    "It's simple, Caster. I want to have a chance in the future. If we were to stop here, I'd never acquire my desire."

    Adam and Eve, the first sinners
    They who ate the forbidden fruit, and were punished
    What wrong was it, in following one's calling?
    To strive to improve oneself, to do as one wills?


    So you plan to kill me? You fool! I understand wanting that the Grail is currently corrupted, but with my Noble Phantasm, I could surely fix it! And even if I couldn't, what you want to do is-

    "With my second Command Seal, I order of you: be silent."

    It wasn't pleasant, not in any way. To betray his Servant to have a chance to achieve his goal. Even if it didn't work, he would still enter the Throne. Betrayal. An ugly word. A bad thing to do. But he had to do it.

    And yet, they were punished
    For their ambition and courage
    For their will to learn and improve
    Why should people suffer for enacting their only right?


    "I would love to say it had to be this way, but it honestly didn't. It's just that, well, any other way will fail. And besides, you told me your only wish was to make me become my best self, didn't you? I am happy to announce, you did it! Through your "assistance", let's say, I will, one day, Usurp the Root! And for that, I thank you."


    Yes, this was the objective. He mustn't forget that. The Root. Akasha. He would Usurp it, and assume its place. It was all for that. This wasn't the only option, no, but it was the best. To become a puppet of the World or to submit to his "Guardian Angel". Neither were real options. Neither followed his Will.

    I am the Great Beast
    My mind is of want, and my soul is of yearn
    Usurpation is my nature
    To grasp and use and take my identity


    "Y'know, I must say, I'm almost glad this Holy Grail War went wrong. If it hadn't, I think I wouldn't have done what I needed to. I am sorry for betraying you, but if I didn't do this, well, I would be going against my nature. I have to do this. I'm sorry."

    Every man and every woman is a star
    And I shall devour them all...
    Master Therion's Great Work; To Eat the Forbidden Fruit!


    "And, with my third and final Command Seal, I order of you: die."


    His dear Caster killed himself, on his command. Hermes-Trismegistus, the founder of Atlas, was no more. He could feel it. The Thrice-Great's essence. A power beyond all he had thought possible. Aleister Crowley smiled, and then laughed. His first step had succeeded. He should feel happy. He didn't feel happy. Why didn't he? No matter. He was closer to his goal now than he had ever been. Now he only had to repeat this again and again, until all of humanity's Wills were contained within him. And then he could be fulfilled.








    Notes
    This will be rambly.



    First things first, this is my third sheet (probably my best so far, I think) and it was very fun to do it. Thanks to Pinetree and DelRey with the formatting. My main objective was to portray someone completely controlled by their desires, to the point they destroyed themselves and their loved ones. I accidentally made him a bit socially darwinistic, but I think it fits. I'll eventually do his alternate versions (that exist mostly because I didn't think I could explore how he views the world with only one Crowley), his Beast version and Hermes-Trismegistus, but I'm not sure when I'll do it. Currently Ruler Crowley is more than 50% finished, but still. I'm not completely sure the links I gave to the images used are the original sources, but those were where I found them. Additionally, the apple image was slightly edited by yours truly, mostly due to the computer on the back. Now for the ramble.

    Man was it wild to read about Crowley. His Wikipedia page by itself is fucking gigantic, but it's also very incomplete. The Thelema Wikipedia page was also very helpful, but even then a lot of what is here I got from Googling more.

    It wasn't really a challenge to decide to make Crowley an antagonistic figure, but I wasn't sure how to properly adapt him, since there were a lot of ways to do it. I decided to make him relatively close to the historical figure, but more insane, while the alternate versions would be a lot farther from the irl Crowley. Of course, several changes were still made (Thelema is supposed to be about "love" and his parents were Protestants, not Catholics, and certainly not secret agents of the Catholic Church focused on dispatching heretics), but I still tried to remain close to the source.

    I'm not certain if this sheet was too long (it's over 3k words long), but I have a big problem with rambling. I tried to cut as much fat as I could, but it remained like this. The fact that I made him have 3 NPs and two spells certainly didn't help either. The reason for the two spells was to portray him as using the increased magical capacity he got from Hermes-Trismegistus, and I didn't know where else to put the spells. I thought of making a separate sheet of him as a Mage, but that felt superfluous. I'm also not sure about "Indulgence" as a sin, but it's the best word that I found. The main other words were "desire" and "ambition". In the end indulgence was judged the best one, but if I find a better word, I might change it. Another thing I'm afraid of is making him too strong or OP, especially for a modern figure. I tried my hardest to both justify how he got so strong and to make his strength conditional (specially the time necessary to create the jewels. In an average HGW he would have very few of them), but it might still be too much.

    If there's any Thelemite (is that the correct term? Who knows) here, I guess I'm sorry for portraying him as a bad person, but I genuinely didn't find anything that could make me want to portray him as a good person. The best quality I could find of him is that he was funny, and that's it.

    There's also a lot I couldn't include, like the time Fernando Pessoa helped him fake his own death. I have absolutely no idea why he did that, and the Wikipedia page doesn't explain it, but it apparently happened. I also have no idea if there is an actual reason to believe he was a MI6 agent, but there are a lot of people who believe that. The one time I was reading about it, the author mentioned the book London's Curse, by Mark Beynon, and I had to look that up, since it's where the idea that he murdered a lot of people because of an Egyptian curse comes from. I have no idea how trustworthy that book is, but it sounds funny enough I believe it. That being said, it has a 1,9 star rating on Goodreads, which is not good, and the two first reviews are criticizing the information on the book, so it's probably a fake story. Also, didja know Crowley liked Hitler until he banned the OTO from Germany?

    Also, the "one has no right but to follow one's Will" is not a Crowley quote, the actual one is "thou hast not right but to do thy will", but I thought the first one fit better in his speech (and I also thought that the first one was the correct quote until I was essentially finished with the sheet, so yeah). The other quotes he has here are the more well known "Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" and "every man and every woman is a star".


    I'll give my thoughts. Let's start with the compliment. I like him. Good job.

    How ever, as much as Delrey uggghed at the servant, I have a different reaction.

    'Interesting'.

    Its a very, very bold decision to not only make him a magus but a master and not only a master but one who injected himself into the throne while usurping the saint graph of his own servant via a greater ritual and using his command spells to ensure the deed was done. Legitimately, that is a very bold decision that, if executed poorly, can ruin the servant. I don't think you did though. I think you did it pretty damn well.

    I'll admit when I saw he had multiple NPs I thought he was gonna be wanked to hell.

    Pleased to see he really, really isn't. Honestly he's a mite weak. Sure there are good matchups he'd have but with his skill set any good saber is mowing him down. Especially if they knew who he is and how they function.

    Overall you just did a solid job with the servant.
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