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    The above is a FANTASTIC record of our first Discord Schlock war, of course done on the official CaS server. This thread won't be going anywhere, and we'll likely return to it in the future for certain projects, but for now, our main activity will be there.

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    wait there's a discord?
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    Look at Kamera's signature
    Hmm, maybe we should advertise it somewhere more noticeable...

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    put it in more signatures, or the CaS3 OP preferably
    Check out the officialTM Create-a-Servant discord server









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    Quote Originally Posted by BnEl15 View Post
    Look at Kamera's signature
    Hmm, maybe we should advertise it somewhere more noticeable...
    I think the people who will find it will find it.
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    Our lovely contestant
    Shawna Hickey was not some high and mighty magus.
    She’s not someone who comes from an esteemed family stretching back generations. She’s not some bright-eyed boy fresh off the rag who can’t see the world for how it is.

    The world is cruel, vicious, and unapologetic.

    It’s exactly like her.

    Ireland born and one of the extremely rare humans born with magical circuits outside the mage families, Shawna lived her 24 years of life as an outsider from both human and mage society. She’s an orphan that forged her own bloody path to adulthood, and one who came to relish it. When she discovered a society of people who could do as she does, she wasted no time using them as a further means to thrive.

    Completely self-taught, Shawna doesn’t understand or care to know the intricacies of magecraft. No, so long as it gets the job done, she doesn’t need to know anything else. Despite a complete lack of interest, Shawna managed to develop a way to preserve victims and harvest their magical energy over a prolonged period of time, whether their bodies are whole or not. She at this point has a large stockpile, utilizing them like a Magic Crest to empower her spells. Where her own understanding fails, overwhelming magical energy prevails.

    A spellcaster and mercenary, many jobs she has taken for the Association and clients has added a healthy dose of mages to her collection, even granting her access to some spells, though not the knowledge to use them. Such a blatant affront would normally be the path toward elimination, but Shawna is simply too good at what she does, even if much of it is cruel.

    Her wish for the Grail is just another means to increase her power. To be able to understand all the magecraft she has accrued and will gain, or perhaps a simple increase in her magical circuits. For her, the power to do as she pleases no matter what others think is more than enough reason. That, and she’s also curious to meet the many “horrible” people of history.

    If it was not obvious, Shawna’s upbringing, if it could be labeled such, did nothing to temper what lies within her. Sadism and violence and control. A thirst for the finer things in life, and no care for if it means taking it from another. Those of a good alignment will have a heavy disadvantage here, while evil and barbaric Servants will find her much more interested, especially if they are the sort to find joy in their work. Those who adhere to some strict code or “boring” have little hope, and those who look down on and pity her will possibly find themselves added to her collection, if not worse.
    And Thus:
    While the Schlockers were taking a much needed vacation, someone decided they would get their own wish answered. Breaking into the department wasn’t hard, considering the Association tends to forget they exist to begin with. However, when she swiped a Grail for her war, she didn’t pay attention to the labeling.

    Going to America where the Association’s influence is lesser, she traveled to a place that, even in modern times, is considered to thrum with magic. It was only after the Grail was activated and War began that she finally realized she may, just perhaps, have not gotten the War she desired.


    We behold the Return of Love. The Mastelorette Holy Grail War is upon us once more!


    Saber- Dreamerless's Alonso Quixano
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3285855

    Lancer- Dracoscribe's Macaria
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3260542

    Archer- Serra's Mithridates I of Parthia
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3117249

    Rider- Kamera's Tin Hinan
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3207212

    Caster- Frigix's Descartes' Demon
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3115790

    Assassin- Sutaa's William Randolph Hearst
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3223458

    Berserker- Ismail2002's Ashina
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3196275

    Ruler- Spelror's Taizan Fukun
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3234305

    As was before, in this war, the servants can only win by romancing the singular master participating. After wooing Ms. Hickey, and performing a mana transfer to seal the deal, the Grail goes to the servant who did her! Servants can still fight each other of course- Shawna has summoned a Ruler to help keep her safe (and to help vet potential lovers~), so if you're the last Servant standing out of the Seven Suitors, you're still competing with someone!


    Day 1

    The first day in New Orleans goes relatively well. The Servants all meet and begin interacting with Shawna. The spellcaster, for her part, is relatively disinterested in most of them. She wanted more destructive or violent Servants to appear. Really turn the bustling streets into a massacre as they tore down the world in their conflict.

    Instead, she found a truly pitiful Saber, a straightlaced Archer, a barely coherent dog, a bore of a Ruler, and a Lancer that is her natural enemy. Still, it wasn’t a total loss. Rider is someone who gets it, being someone who thrived among conflict and built herself up. Caster is a monster of man’s own making, whose abilities can inflict a world of pain on an unsuspecting reality. Finally, Assassin, the man who instantly caught her eye, one that knew just as much as her that they were of like mind, even if what they inflicted was different.

    Yes. As Shawna found herself interested in these 3, something was occurring with 3 of the other Servants. It was Macaria, the Peaceful Death, that acted. Her meeting with Shawna was more than enough, but it was Shawna’s antagonization and unabashed forthrightness in her passions that made her actions clear. This woman that robbed people of a peaceful passing and would continue to do so was not someone she could abide.

    Macaria gathered those who would listen to her, all but Saber and Berserker ignoring her worries. Saber, being the noble knight, was all but ready to free the fair princess from the dark curse that twisted her so (he completely lost the plot) while Berserker, being unable to win under the war’s conditions, is more than willing to win by elimination. However, Macaria had her own objective.

    So it was that the team began their preparations and planning as the rest of the Servants attempted to gain her affections. Little did they know they would find themselves in quite the conflict soon. One that had only one true goal:

    Kill Shawna.



    Day 2

    Knowing that Ruler would naturally any attempts to kill the Master, Macaria set Saber and Berserker to distract the Servant, allowing her to get Shawna alone. Were she more naÔve, Shawna might have thought this was the Lancer making a move on her. Instead, she knew it was one against her. Shawna complied though. Overconfidence was the fall of many a magus.

    Macaria, knowing it was futile, still offered the spellcaster a way out. Upon her refusal, tinted with several barbs toward people like Lancer. Macaria, steeling herself, prepared to claim Shawna’s life, only to dodge several strings of light. Mithridates revealed himself, having been watching Macaria from afar since she approached him.

    After a brief, Rider and Ruler joined, causing Macaria to retreat. Though they were about to chase her, Shawna stopped them. Instead, she told them to get the others, as things were about to get more interesting.

    Macaria regrouped with her partners, letting them know they should expect a battle. Both were much more excited for it than she was, but that was to be expected, given their temperaments. Still, what Macaria didn’t anticipate was Berserker beginning the assault on her own. As the others tried to keep up, Ashina recklessly called upon her Noble Phantasm.

    Madness ensued as spectral beasts began tearing through the streets, uncaring for the bystanders caught in their wake. Macaria, not entirely pleased, pushed forward despite it while Alonso went about protecting the people. The other Servants were not simply letting this happen, Hearst whipping the civilians into a frenzy to attack the enemy while Tin and Mithra works to remove the beasts from the equation. DD watched the whole situation play out, paying careful attention to how Shawna reacted to what happened.

    Macaria, showing mercy to those dying wherever she could, wove her way across the battlefield that had been made of the city. Eventually, her goal was in her sights, but Ruler was there to stand between them. Rather than fighting him, she attempted to appeal to Fukun, calling that he couldn’t possibly be fine with someone like Shawna getting her wish. For Ruler’s part, he did not seem pleased with the idea, yet it was Macaria and the other’s who were currently going against the Grail’s rules and endangering people.

    Macaria could not deny it, but she had made her choice. She planted her spear in the ground, activating her Noble Phantasm. Ruler attempted to stop her, but he and the rest of the world vanished, replaced by the fast green expanses of Elysium. As the many civilians that had moments prior been caught in a battle they couldn’t understand looked around nervously, Shawna began clapping.

    She commended Lancer on her plan and the lengths she was willing to go to reach them. Honestly, she thought the war was going to be a boring affair as the others tried to gain her affections, but Macaria made it much more interesting. As Macaria withdrew her spear from the ground, Shawna further commented that, if she wasn’t so hell bent on killing her, Macaria might have had something to work with under the altruism.

    Lancer disagreed. Even if she lived a full life, Shawna had no respect for it or death. It is one thing to kill and maim, but another to leave people trapped in a state between life and death, harvesting them for everything they possess. Shawna simply answered that they owed her as much. Lancer shook her head at the words, already accepted that they would never have reached an understanding.

    Macaria walked forward, ready to end this in a single strike.

    “But I’ll say it again: thank you for making this interesting.
    Now die for me.”

    Macaria’s body seized up. She didn’t understand, but she felt her arm attempting to move on its own. She fought it, able to keep it from going further, but knowing what the feeling was.
    She was trying to stab herself.

    “Ruler’s get Command Spells for every Servant. I told him to use them if anything happened to me. Guess he pulled through.”

    Shawna walked up to Macaria, the Servant struggling to both stop herself from ending her life and to take Shawna’s before she did.

    “You’re a strong one, though. That Magic Resistance is really putting in the work for you.”

    Macaria tried to manipulate the earth, but she suddenly felt the urge to die surge tenfold. Did he use another Seal?

    “This was fun, Blessed Death.”

    Surprisingly, Shawna took the spear from the unresponsive hands and placed the tip against Macaria’s chest.

    “Shame you never stood a chance.”

    The spear plunged through her chest, only for her to be pushed off her feet. She found herself fading away, her body on display halfway up the weapon for all to see, its tip buried in the dirt of Paradise.

    “A beautiful monument! Really brightens up the scenery.”

    Elysium faded away to reveal the rubble of the streets. Ashina, under Command Spell, had taken her own life while Alonso had died minutes earlier protecting innocents. Tin and Mithradates began to relax as Hearst wrote up a totally believable and not at all contrived explanation for what happened while DD prepared for her grand show of love. Day 2 came to a close amidst death and destruction.

    Blood was now in the water. The Servants had seen how Shawna was drawn to it.
    The new course has been set.



    Day 3

    Mithradates had come up with a plan. The civilians were being whipped up by Hearst, and the world seemed to be altering under DD’s influence. Mithradates, seeing Shawna’s tastes, decided to give her a show. While taking her with him, Mith worked his way through the civilians Hearst had sent after him and Tin so they may kill enough that Ruler would intervene. However, Mith sliced a path to Hearst, killing the Assassin in a extremely gruesome fashion for Shawna’s enjoyment. Though she was disappointed in Hearst’s passing, she couldn’t say the entire course of events wasn’t enticing.

    Meanwhile, DD had decided to turn the city into a bloody mess of an illusion for Shawna, causing mass death as the normal humans could not take the realistic fantasy. Tin, also under assault, attempted to eliminate DD, but was unable to eliminate his spiritual form. Ruler though, having had enough wanton bloodshed, utilized his Noble Phantasm to strike DD down, ending the reign of terror.

    So it was that Mith and Shawna found themselves confronted by Tin on the shattered remains of the New Orleans main thoroughfare. The Rider, ready to finish this, activated her Noble Phantasm, turning the world into a storm of heat and sand. Able to hide herself and create familiars to aide her, Tin took on hit and run tactics to bring down the Archer. For his part, Archer held his own well. Even though his ability to wield light was limited by the buffeting sand, he could still use it. An unintentional side effect of this was that chunks of glass, sand superheated by the blazing light being forced through it, began raining down around them, creating even more hazards.

    Despite this, the deciding factor in this battle was Shawna. More accurately, her lack of a Servant’s speed and endurance. Mith, knowing she could be slain in such a chaotic fight, making this all for nothing, went out of his way to protect her even if it placed himself in harm’s way. For her part, Tin began creating situations that did exactly this. If Shawna ended up dying, then she was too weak. Simple as that.

    After a prolonged fight, Mith had simply taken too much damage. One final assault directed at Shawna was intercepted by him, even though he knew the reason. Though Shawna did not feel guilty in the slightest in how things had turned out, she genuinely thanked him for protecting her. It was probably the only thing she’d done this war with no ulterior motive, and Mith accepted it as he faded away.

    After the storm passed, and the two stood alone among blasted bodies and wood and concrete, Shawna walked up to the Servant with a steely expression on her face.

    “You were trying to kill me. You used me as bait to get more hits in on him, and you probably wouldn’t have even blinked if I had died, would you?”

    Tin stared right back at her before shrugging. The Desert and the world were harsh and unforgiving. You either survived or your bones dried on the blazing sand.

    After several seconds of this, Shawna plowed into her, driving them both to the ground.

    “That was the hottest thing I’ve seen all night!”

    And on that, we’ll move away from the scene that unfolded in the destroyed remains of New Orleans and bring this war to a close.

    Tim...
    What!? I haven't even done anything recently!
    One of the Grails is missing.
    Did you see who checked it out?
    No one. By all accounts, it should still be in there.
    everyone stares at Tim
    I swear on the Root that I don't know what happened!
    Everyone? You might want to see this.
    shows many videos and reports about what happened in NO
    See!? It wasn't me!
    Last edited by Morg van Destro; September 11th, 2023 at 01:06 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vididii View Post
    The above is a FANTASTIC record of our first Discord Schlock war, of course done on the official CaS server. This thread won't be going anywhere, and we'll likely return to it in the future for certain projects, but for now, our main activity will be there.
    Oh so THAT'S what the war Morg posted was. I was wondering what was up with that. I'm glad Schlock War is still going on, even if it's elsewhere, and even if I can't join in on it for the foreseeable future since it's on Discord.

    And I mean it when I say I'm glad. Just read that first war and I really loved the direction it went! All those shenanigans until the end with heart to hearts back to back. ...ok admittedly I mainly loved that end because I liked seeing the whole thing with Walpurga. It was really heartwarming for me. And then the Love Is Grail War! Aaaahhhhh the pure irony of Macaria being summoned when the Mastelorette is her natural enemy. Of course it was a big OOF for me when she died off in the second day but DAMN was it at least a satisfying one. It certainly felt epic to me at least. I can imagine that Macaria would, indeed, be upset that she failed, but she did everything she could with what she had. That is enough for her to make peace with her choices.

    Again, real glad these recaps are here. A blast to read through and looking forward to future installments.
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    It’s funny that of all my servants, Alonso was summoned, since he’s my weakest one. It’s even funnier that he was summoned into a non-combat war, but it’s a war he literally cannot win as he has Dulcinea, so he has 0 interest in romance. I wish I could have been there for the discord discussion though (real life is killing me). BTW, Kamera’s link doesn’t work anymore. Maybe make a permanent one or change it every so often?
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    Steve walks in, scatters a bunch of fragile equipment from the table, and lays down a map
    You know, I expect this kind of behavior from Tim.
    I'm starting to think you guys blame me for everything.
    Don't worry, buddy. I only blame you for most things.
    Steve, what is this.
    We need to start branching out the Grail wars more. Keeping them stationary is bad for the viewers.
    Viewers?
    Also, the wars have had extremely powerful Servants and more than the typical format can account for. We need to give them a little time.
    And that has something to do with... Cairo?
    And Tokyo. I've done some fiddling with a Grail, and I believe I can link it to not only a central location, but to the entire network of Leylines, allowing it to remain active even when being transported over great distances.
    Allowing us to not just drain a high concentration of leylines!
    And to renact Jojo.
    ....
    The fuck is Jojo?
    Steve looks around at everyone else before rolling up the map
    Just leave it to me.
    walks away
    ...That guy ain't right.
    But damn if he doesn't understand the Grail.
    How do you keep messing with it, Tim? Steve is the Grail engineer.
    Determination, gumption, and plenty of luck.


    Because of severe leyline disturbance caused by the previous Holy Grail War as well as some tampering done to the Grail itself, the current war is now held not in a single fixed region, but now becomes a worldwide chase and hunt that spans multiple continents and oceans. That is to say, the War is divided into two factions: Knights of The Grail - Composed of Rider, Saber, Assassin and Caster class Servants plus one Ruler-class Servant. Their role is to protect and ensure the concealment of the Grail from the other faction by any means necessary.
    The Knights of The Grail Start in Cairo, Egypt
    Grail Crusaders - Composed of Rider, Lancer, Archer, Berserker class Servants plus one Avenger-class Servant. Their role is to track down the grail and wrest control of it from the other faction by any means necessary.
    The Grail Crusaders start in Tokyo, Japan
    Both factions start from the other sides of the planet and rely on their respective Rider-class Servant to get around.


    Servant's Bizzare Adventures: Holy Grail Crusader


    KNIGHTS OF THE GRAIL
    BnEl15's Rider, Lag‚ri Hasan «elebi
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3172392

    Morg Van Destro's Saber, Vortigern Pendragon
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3110595

    WhiteFrenzy's Assassin, Malinche
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3079692

    TQG Imaginatorious's Caster, Snow white
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3251521

    DelRey's Ruler, Nikolas Bourbaki
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3150499

    GRAIL CRUSADERS
    Pinetree's Rider, Mother of Gold
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3173130

    Vididii's Lancer, Barghest (Summer)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3219918

    Sutaa's Shielder, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3201373

    Canon's Berserker, Lancelot
    https://typemoon.fandom.com/wiki/Lancelot_(Berserker)

    Serra's Avenger, Lamech
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3189750

    Day 1

    In a surprise, the first day was not spent with the Knights digging in for the Crusaders arrival. Instead, Bourbaki and Malinche determined that, if they were to remain, they would undoubtedly fail. In a populated city with no effective means for defense, to remain in Cairo would be waiting for death.

    As they deliberated, the Crusaders were… well, having an argument. Lancelot was practically unstoppable in his drive to fight their enemy, and Mother of Gold was obstinate, thinking that they should take time and allow her to build up power from people’s greed. It was up to the other three to hold direct them, but Barg herself was about ready to go as Lancelot. Luckily, they were able to convince their troublesome members otherwise. Getting Lancelot to control a plane they could all board, they began their path to the Grail.

    The Knights discussed how best to remedy the situation. After revealing their abilities, they came to the conclusion that, rather than buffing their offensive members by moving to their countries, they placed their bets entirely on their maid, who could warp and direct probability. Sending Bourbaki’s drones out to scout their enemies, they acquired a transport enhanced by «elebi’s NP, and began their journey across the ocean.

    While the Crusaders were finding greater dissonance on their trip, the clashing personalities barely held together under their unified goal, the Knights found greater connection and unity within each other. Having little else to do on the journey, they began sharing their own stories, and even their wishes for the Grail. As they found comradery, two in particular connected further than the others. Snow White, like the fairytale princess she was, was drawn to the tragic knight Vortigern. Likewise, the former king of Camelot felt an affinity for the princess who loved both nature and its creatures, whose wish remained so pure despite all that happened to her.

    As the Knights crossed the ocean, Mother, her Golden Rule triggering, had Lancelot change their course, following after the Grail she knew had left Cairo. Lamech was more than happy with this development, as his Wanderlust would only bring his abilities to higher heights. However, all it did was further anger Lancelot, something that would come back to bite them.

    Upon landing in Mexico, the Knights quickly moved away from populace areas, needing space for what they had discussed on the trip. Having a full lay of the land thanks to Bourbaki’s drones, they started by placing the Grail a great distance inland while setting up a base in the opposite direction. While the drones they sent to observe the Crusaders did not gain enough information to deduce identities, it did give them some data to work with, which was enough. With Bourbaki’s calculations and Malinche’s ability to sense the best outcome enhanced, they had «elebi place powerful explosive traps across the expanse of land between them and the Grail. As «elebi worked, Bourbaki began deconstructing a number of drones and forming a suit for Vortigern meant to enhance him even more and serve as a means of communication. He also continued replicating drones, seeking to make so many that they have no need to worry about running out.

    Finally, as night fell and they gained news that the Crusaders would be arriving the next morning, Vortigern approached Snow. Throughout the whole planning process, she had felt completely useless, her abilities unsuited for their plans despite typically being her Class’s strong point. However, there was one way she could help, and Malinche said it needed to be Vortigern who asked. The knight considered it for a long time, eventually concluding it would be up to Snow in the end. So, he asked her to use her apple.

    Of course, Snow was adamantly against this, the apple still held much trauma for her, and, more than anything, she might not wake up! She went to refuse, but Vortigern was already stopping her, having assumed as much. After having spoken to her before, he knew asking this was a question she could only answer one way. Instead of pushing, he told her to stay with the others when the Crusaders arrived, and to place her faith in him.

    Snow heard his words and believed every one. This man, with everyone else, would face them, and she’d have to watch him do so. Powerless. Unable to do anything. Just as she was in the past. Was that not why she was here? Was that not why she had studied to become more? So she could be the one protecting and not being protected?

    She looked at the man who was going to shoulder their hopes, who would put himself in the line of fire before anyone else and knew one thing: she wouldn’t allow herself to be protected. Not again. She would be the one who protects. She would protect him.

    Perhaps she was still a fool, but it was as she called forth the apple that she realized a part of her had fallen for him. A part that cared more about him living than her never awakening.

    “Please, wish for something beautiful.”

    Vortigern caught her hand before she took a bite, looking her directly in her eyes. He saw her resolve and knew that she had set her course. As he did, he realized that he knew the look. He had seen it in another woman’s eyes. So many years ago. He saw that woman in Snow. More than that, he saw Snow.

    “You will see it when you wake up. I promise you.”

    *CRUNCH*



    Day 2

    The Crusaders flew over the land, Mother sensing the Grail was nearly in their grasp. They soared over the forests of Mexico, preparing for the fight of their lives. Somehow though, they weren’t prepared to be shot out of the sky.

    From their home base, the other 3 Servants alerted Vortigern that the Crusaders were drawing near. «elebi began empowering more drones with explosive power as Malinche and Bourbaki began directing Vortigern where to fire Hildeleoma, getting both the right angle to hit them that also gave them the best opportunity for victory. Following their commands, being helped along by the suit he wore giving minor adjustments, Vortigern fired a column of magical energy directly into their plane.

    The plane lost its tail, and Lancelot went crazy. The light created by the sword had been all too familiar. Familiar enough that he screamed “Arthur!” before sending the plane careening down at the newley created clearing where Vortigern stood. For their part, his companions were not so pleased. Mother chose now to fly away, heading toward where she sensed the Grail while the other 3 prepared themselves for landing.

    Vortigern began retreating, going further into the forest. Bourbaki guided him, ensuring he didn’t set off the many traps they had laid throughout the terrain. Meanwhile, the hundreds of drones «elebi had rigged flew toward the same area, ready to target down enemies and give Vortigern space if needed.

    Only 50 meters from crashing, Lancelot launched himself into the forest, completely heedless of the powerful explosions already being set off by his charge. Barg took similar action, grabbing Ulrich and leaping away from the plane before impact. Lamech, already powered up by Wanderlust, didn’t care, knowing the crash would do little to him.

    Lancelot, even in his madness, should have been more aware of all the explosions constantly hitting him, but he had become solely focused on that light emanating from the golden blade. He ignored the damage he was accumulating, not even slowing down when he found his quarry. Vortigern awaited him, a large coffin strapped lengthwise to his left arm, and their fight began.

    Mother of Gold soared toward the Grail, working hard to dodge the attacking drones. While she normally would’ve used her first NP, she had yet to accrue almost any greed, leaving her unable to take her fiery form. She was doing a decent job evading, but Bourbaki’s calculations allowed him to continually get closer. Eventually, one hit her hard enough that she couldn’t recover in time for the next, and she was soon taken out by the constant barrage. Sad she never got to reach her full potential.

    Barg and Ulrich regroup with Lamech as he walks out of the wreckage. After discussing, they decide to go after Lancelot and back him up, reasoning that it’d be easier to take on the other unknowns with such a strong fighter on their side. They rushed after him, following the large path of destruction he and the explosives created. However, a massive swarm of drones began to assail them, generally being barely avoided. Fortunate for them though, one explosion clipped Lamech, and Bourbaki nearly lost an arm.

    Understanding attacking specifically Lamech was probably a bad idea, they began specifically targeting the other two, being sure to keep away from Lamech to prevent further damage. Lamech caught on though, and began using himself like a shield to ward away drones as they made their way to Lancelot.

    Unfortunately, they would be too late, as Vortigern was able to defeat him in his manic state thanks in no small part to all the damage he took and having only a tree as a weapon. Had he pulled out Arondite, things might have gone differently. After finishing him off, Bourbaki gave him further instructions. Not questioning him, Vortigern turned to a patch of trees in the general direction of where he had come and, with some slight adjustments, launched another blast from his sword.

    The remaining Crusaders were rushing forward, but Barg’s Instincts warned her of something, and she pushed Ulrich away as a ray of power blasted into her. Ulrich watched in shock as Barg endured the attack, managing to power through the attack, if still coming out the other side heavily damaged. Lamech, not one to waste an opportunity, charged through the path the blast had created.

    As he did, Malinche could feel it. This was the moment it was all leading to. She told them what they had to do.

    Lamech came in with complete confidence, clapping his hands and sending lightning crashing down. Because of Wanderlust, he had gained even greater endurance than Barg. Even if Vortigern managed to hit him with another blast, all it would do was seal his fate. He half-expected Vortigern to block the lightning, as he did with the coffin. Yet, what he did not expect was for Vortigern to counter by, instead of retaliating with a slash, dropping his sword and grabbing him. Taken off guard, Lamech was unable to stop Vort from tossing him up and, trusting in Snow’s NP, slamming him with the coffin. While the physical damage was sent onto Vortigern, it was bearable, but it still accomplished his goal, as Lamech was sent flying.

    As Lamech tried to puzzle it out, multiple drones swarmed him. Instead of exploding, «elebi had a different plan, having attached those drones with his wings. With a thought, he transferred the wings onto Lamech, and sent him soaring right into the middle of a trap laden area far away from Vortigern. After ensuring Lamech was going the right way, Vortigern turned his attention on the other 2.

    Ulrich, knowing she couldn’t take another hit like that and knowing they needed greater defense, tried to activate his NP. However, as Bourbaki’s NP has been active this entire time, he was unable to do so, much to his disbelief. Instead, all he could do as Vortigern raced toward them flanked by explosive filled drones was use Blessings of Aphrodite to defend them somewhat. It was not enough, and they too would soon fall.

    Lamech, crashing into an innocuous area of the forest, was immediately on edge. He knew things had to be afoot, and only taking a few steps forward, he was proven right.

    A question: If a bear steps in a bear trap, is it the hunter’s fault simply because he laid it? Likewise, if a rabbit scurries into a rabbit trap, is it the hunter’s fault it got caught?

    If a Servant with an ability that responds to someone attacking him gets hit by an explosive trap, does the damage get transferred? To whom if so? The man who made the explosives, or the one who made the trap?

    The answer is neither, because the trap was simply there. It was the Servant who walked into it.

    Lamech began taking explosions as he attempted to navigate the area, his buffs from Wanderlust allowing him to keep going, though the damage was piling up. Eventually, he got the idea to simply use his strength and began leaping, choosing to go the direction Mother had instead of returning to the fight.

    Being unable to assault him in the air, and him setting off far fewer traps on the ground, the other Knights discussed how to deal with him while Vortigern fought Barg and Ulrich. They discussed waiting to see of Vort would be able to finish him off after the damage he received, but it was something they didn’t know they could rely on, since their heaviest hitter would be out if they were wrong. As Mal and Bourbaki got further into the possibilities, «elebi watched how fast Lamech was going on the screens they set up.

    “…Eh. My wish wasn’t a big deal anyway.”

    «elebi launched from the ground, soaring at high speeds toward the Avenger in the distance.

    After Vortigern finished Barg, whom Ulrich had done an admirable job protecting till his last breath, Bourbaki informed him of «elebi’s actions, and Vortigern began racing in the same direction. It was his job to protect the rest of them. If anyone needed to be sacrificed to Lamech, it would be him.

    Lamech came into a clearing, and the Grail hovered overhead. He looked around, surprised to find no one was there to guard it, but more than aware of all the drones watching him. He began taunting them, saying he may as well take his wish now since no one was willing to stop him.

    “I wouldn’t say nobody.”

    «elebi landed at short distance away, radiating his traditional excited confidence. Lamech, rather than attacking, taunted him even further.

    “Alright then, kid, get on with it! I’ve got so long before I need to hunt down your friends! Take your best shot!”

    “Oh, you’re really gonna regret that.”

    Lamech didn’t believe he would despite the broad grin that split «elebi’s face. Had he known just how many powerful explosives «elebi had strapped to himself, he might’ve. Yet, as «elebi flew into him and began racing into the sky, he was still confident as he reeled back with his arrow in hand and plunged it into «elebi’s back.

    Even under the pain and distorting effects of the arrow, «elebi yelled over the rushing air.

    “You think you’re gonna make it out of this?”

    “All I know is that if I die, you’re coming with me!”

    “Exactly!”

    Reaching a good height and pouring all the magical energy he still had into rapidly creating gunpowder, «elebi and Lamech in an array so bright and powerful, one might’ve thought a small sun had briefly appeared over the Mexican forest. Vortgern looked up, knowing he was too late, and both Bourbaki and Malinche saw it far in the distance. They felt the loss, but Mal knew that this was how it was meant to be.

    Bourbaki had his drones sweep across the area, ensuring they had not missed anyone else, before confirming to Vortigern that it was over. He told him to meet them at the Grail, and they would decide things from there.

    Before he did so though, he had a promise he had to keep.

    Carefully dislodging the coffin from his arm, Vortigern laid it upright against a tree. He opened it, revealing Snow White exactly as she was when the coffin first appeared around her. It’s hard to imagine that Vortigern was only recently swinging her around on his arm and defending from attacks. He gently brushed a strand of hair from her cheek, glad she had remained unharmed despite everything.

    When Snow had told him about her NP, she had revealed that the only way to awaken her would be true love’s kiss. Vortigern… didn’t know if he fit that criteria. There was a woman who had held his heart in life, and she wasn’t Snow. Yet, he saw much of her in Snow. The very things that had drawn him to her were in Snow, and things that weren’t that still drew his attention. However, he could say that, when she looked him in the eye and told him she would risk her everything, entrusting her life to protect his and the others, the only thing he felt in that moment was love.

    Whether that was enough had yet to be seen.

    He leaned in and kissed the princess with every emotion he felt for her in their unbearably short time together. It wasn’t long or forceful, but none could say it wasn’t brimming with emotion. A true kiss.

    He slowly pulled back, watching her with hope filled eyes, praying he had kept his promise.

    Infinite passed in those seconds before Snow’s eyes fluttered open. As she took in the world around her, particularly the man who was smiling warmly at her. As everything came back to her, and she realized what this meant, she found a surprised smile growing on her face.

    “You did it?”

    “We did it. This would never have been possible without you.”

    He extended his hand to her, and her sight became blurry at his words.

    She had done it. She’d protected them. She’d protected him.

    As joyful tears began falling down her cheeks, she reached out and took his hand.


    Steve Blair Witch’s it in the corner
    Will someone just fix this already? It'll be this all week otherwise.
    You know, I don't see you solving it, Freddy.
    I did, pipsqueak! Dave just said no.
    Knocking him out is not a solution. It'll just send it down the line.
    It'd certainly solve how depressed he's making me at this moment, which is the important part.
    The thing I'm worried about is him trying to erase those Servants from history for ruining his plan.
    Alright. I'll talk to him.
    That is quite literally the worse thing we could do now.
    ...God, it's like I'm the only socially adjusted one here.
    Sam walks over to Steve, already knowing this was going to take a while
    Do you like jazz short stories? Do you want something to distract from making Servants? Do you wish the idea of Shirou Kotomine didn't immediately bring edgelords to mind? Well, I can't promise it's good, but some would disagree with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vididii View Post
    New Canon Schlock Lore

    Huzzah! As the Goddess of Idol Wars and All Things Jack, I christen this post in the name of the holy disciple YAGOO and thus canonize it. Praise the word of thy lady!!!
    Pronouns - She/Her
    Winner of the Legendary Jack-Off
    TRANS LIVES MATTER

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    The Red Queen in the back of Snow's head: Of all the people, you fell in love with one of the Pendragon's black sheeps? Glad, not, that the child's standards are as low as always.

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    Finally, compendium

    Fate\last call
    night, dawn, and the birth of stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Finally, compendium
    deca and yata have no pics
    "Let's see the color of your coin, my friend."



    Behold the vault of Heroes.


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    hm, and yet some insightful stranger marked their image columns with big "NO IMAGE" labels for some reason

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    I...thought it was from the provider...
    IT WAS SHORTLY BEFORE MY BEDTIME OKAY
    IM GETTING OLD AND DUMB WHEN ITS DARK OUTSIDE
    "Let's see the color of your coin, my friend."



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    Good morning, sports fans! And welcome to the...
    squints at paper
    2023 Chaldea Olympics, apparently! I'm your host Jackie with your lovely co-host!
    Why the hell isn't Rob the one doing this?
    Because, Freddy, Rob is down on the field! Rob?
    Thanks, Jacqueline-
    Jackie.
    ...As you can see, the Servants are all lining up for the first event, and you can already pick out some real contenders. Some of them are using their bows like their own limbs.
    Even Dave is more interested in this bullshit.
    Dave is working a shift at Ahnenerbe as part of our deal with the Necos, and you know that, Freddy!
    Then where's Steve! He can do this shit!
    Steve is still recovering from making this happen!
    Fucking cock!
    And I'm getting word from the Necos that anymore swearing will result in "unimaginable suffering", so zip that lip if you have nothing nice to say!
    ...
    Where are Sam and Tim?
    In the stands. Tim needs his keeper, and Sam apparently is a big fan of the Olympics.
    Then why wasn't she..!
    Screw it. I don't care anymore.

    And that's why mom liked me best! Let's get this show started!


    2023 Chaldea Olympics


    BnEl15's Saber, Odo of West Francia (France)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3180536

    Canon's Lancer, Romulus=Quirinus (Roman Empire)
    https://typemoon.fandom.com/wiki/Romulus-Quirinus

    DelRey's Saber, Thrud (General Scandanavia)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3109734

    Dreamerless's Assassin, Agent 355 (USA)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3259336

    Frigix's Saber, Charles V (Belgium)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3225383

    Ismail2002's Archer, Ibn Sina (Transoxiana/Uzbekistan)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3191623

    Jshara's Foreigner, Bianca Sforza (Italy)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3185443

    Kamera's Rider, Niamh (Ireland)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3127906

    Morg van Destro's Avenger, Irisveil Alter (Germany)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3151867

    Pinetree's Foreigner, The Virgin Mary (Israel)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3185141

    Saron's Av/Ri/Ar/Ber, Orvar-Oddr (Iceland)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3273357

    Serra's Berserker, Michael Lachanodrakon (Thrace)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3226750

    SimpleScribe's Avenger, Patroclus (Greece)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3257887

    Spelror's Binder, Ame-no Minakanushi (Japan)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3241722

    Stillinneverland's Caster, Aleister Crowley
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3288065

    Sutaa's Lover, Den Lille Havmand (Denmark)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3221390

    TQG Imaginatorious's Lancer, Nezha (India)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3221666

    Vididii's Saber, Sir Safir (Iraq)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3245707

    WhiteFrenzy's Gatekeeper, Maria Anna Mozart (Austria)
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...=1#post3177760

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    DelRey's Funny Cat
    https://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthrea...44#post3125244


    Alright, this synopsis is gonna be different, because there is a lot that happened and a lot to go over, but not a lot of it was worth a prolonged look. Things like 355 and Crowley getting boosts from Iri, Odo and Orvarís rivalry, and Patroclus getting boosts from the power of boners are things you really had to be there for. Thereís just not enough here to write up a whole dramatization. Therefore, weíre gonna just list everyoneís scores with no context on what events they did well in, because I cannot make myself scroll back through everything to take notes.

    Didnít stand a chance:
    Irisviel-
    Was more interested in trying to corrupt people the moment she realized she had no chance at victory.

    Ame-
    Didnít really do anything or factor in this war. He was present, and thatís about it.

    Crowley-
    He tried screwing with some things with his magic, but they all took too much prep time to be of any use.

    Bianca-
    Another nonfactor that was just wholly unsuited to this kind of competition.

    Barely stood a chance:
    Mary-2
    Got a couple points with the help of Miracle, but otherwise would be on Iriís level, the two constantly butting heads this war.

    Maria-3
    Another that barely scratched out some points thanks to Skills. She wasnít particularly on the radar though.

    Sina-4
    A doctor above all else, he barely had any interest in the contest. He participated but didnít try so hard. Still, he managed to get a few points.

    Pat-6
    The power of boners can only get you so far in this world. He just wasnít prepared for all that was needed.

    Odo-7
    This is where we start getting to the competitors but Odo just didnít have enough power and Skill to stand out from them.

    Charles-8
    Someone who might have dominated in a normal Grail War who still manage to get farther than most, but still fell short of the real competitors.

    Competitors:
    Lille-10
    Got a huge leap forward in all the watersports. Wouldíve likely been near the bottom were it not for them.

    Michael-13
    Dragon boy got pretty far with his abilities. Even with his ME, he managed to compensate with power.

    Thrud-13
    A Similar situation with Thrud, but with an added advantage to things like hammer and javelin thanks to Throwing/Retrieval, though there was a small debate to if they counted.

    Orvar-15
    An Avenger that was a great all arounder with Skills that were almost always useful in these competitions. Was one of the early favorites to win.í

    355-15
    An unexpected dark horse in this competition, 355 started excelling with the boost from Iri, suddenly having higher stats than everyone else. Add in her natural abilities, and she got farther than expected.

    Safir-16
    Donít have much to say here. He was a good one, but didnít have the skills to close the gap for a while.

    Bronze:
    Nezha-16
    Lots of power in that tiny body, and a determination to match. She earned her way to bronze.

    Silver:
    Romulus-17
    Throne of Quirinus carried him here. Nuff said.

    Gold:
    Niamh-18
    Our unexpected victor, Niamh had a high Riding Skill that let her generally dominate a majority of the games, good stats, and Skills that could enhance her to compensate for Iri powering everyone down (is that the first time I mentioned Iri depowers everyone just by existing?). She earned her victory.


    And that concludes the 2023 Chaldea Olympics! Let me be the first to congratulate all our competitors on an amazing show!
    Except for that [censored] Grail thatÖ did they [NSFW] censor me?! How?!!
    Freddy continues trying to swear in the background to no avail
    I think I speak for all of us though when I say Iím glad itís over! Seriously, there were times when I felt like each event took days to complete! Which is weird, considering they actually went faster than the normal Olympics! Isnít that right, Rob?
    Jackie, the Necos say we have ten minutes to vacate the premises, so Iíll be coming to grab you in a moment.
    Really?
    [bad] cats need to fix my [YKYMWTM?] voice before we leave!
    Iím sure Dave will sort that out. Rob, do we need to tell the other two?
    Tim fell asleep sometime in the Ping-Pong matches, so Sam is carrying him out right now. Surprised she didnít wake him up.
    She must be in a good mood. Anyway, thatís all for now folks! Got any last words for our viewers, Freddy?
    Who the [language] are we even broadcasting too?
    You know what? I donít care! I hate everything that has happened! Letís never do it again!

    I can safely say that we make no promises! Goodnight, everyone!
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    I'm so proud of my divine mecha girl. Bronze, so better than expected.

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    Yo! I'd like to make a small announcement regarding the future of Schlock War- although heads-up may be a better phrase to use.

    Currently we have just finished the 17th Holy Schlock War in the discord, meaning that we have a sizeable number under our belt! To sort of celebrate, upon the completion of the 19th schlock war, we'll be saving the winner's prompt for the 21st- the 20th will be a special event, though will still keep the theme of the thread in the creation of schlock. However, that's still a little while off, so no need to worry about it for a good bit.

    Once again, I'd like to thank everyone who still enjoys these/has enjoyed them in the past for your continued support. Here's to many more!

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    Woo, here's to many more indeed!

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