I'll dump this for anyone who missed it.
All from here http://scarletmoon.dasaku.net/
>He was from a family of not-insignificant repute among magi, but
his lineage’s power was on the decline. As the head of his family, he
was under pressure.
>He had formulated his fair share of magical theories in his time.
>He was an intelligent man. He knew quite a few techniques. All he
lacked was raw power, of the sort that should have been built up over
many generations. This drove him to ever-greater frustration.
The standard thing to do in this situation would be to spend many
years researching ways to increase his family’s power, and then to pass
that knowledge, along with his Magic Crest, on to a sufficiently-able
>But he was in a hurry.
>His son was even less capable of magic than he was.
>There were many families whose magical natures grew weaker and
weaker over time, until they completely lost touch with the world of
>This is no laughing matter.
>I will not allow myself to fall like the Makiri.
>Like any other organization or corporation, the Association was
rife with obstacles.
>Only a mage of a powerful bloodline could come to possess a
method for producing powerful, thriving successors.
It was a catch-22. He was a mage, in every respect, and yet, it wasn’t
>He bet everything on the perhaps-fake Holy Grail War, came to
Snowfield, and put all of his chips on the table.
>All of his assets, his whole past, and even his future.
>I have nothing to fear. Everything will go smoothly.
>So as to demonstrate his resolve, he extirpated his son. His son,
who had no future.
>He did the same to his wife, who tried to stop him.
>He felt nothing for her, a woman who could not bear him thriving
>Even so, he found it shocking that she understood nothing of what
it meant to have self-respect as a mage.
Bootlag war only has 6 classes, no saber, originally. Although the 7th master is given 5 temporary summons and the first one she summons turns out to be Saber, speculated to be Richard the Lionheart. Gil is excited because he heard Enkidu's roar.
>Doesn't know who Enikidu is
This comes up even in Zero when he tells Rider only one person could be his equal, it comes up in CCC too, really this is only an issue if the only thing you've read is FSN
It's not like the dog actually gives any orders beyond the first "save me bro". And Gil trusts Enikidu's judgement for the most part
– Once upon a time, there was a man.
He was a foolish and ridiculous fellow whom, despite having a body made of mud and soil, set his heart to stand shoulder to shoulder with gods.
Of course, his hubris and disrespectful arrogance offended the gods in heaven. The man suffered divine retribution and lost his life.
Even to this day, the King of Heroes still couldn’t forget the way that he passed away with tears streaming down his face.
Why are you crying? The King of Heroes had asked. Could it be that, only now, you are regretting having taken my side?
It’s not that –
He had answered.
“Who would understand you after I die? Who else would march forward by your side? My friend… when I think that you will live on all alone henceforth, I can’t help but shed tears…”
Like so, when he saw that man taking his last breath, the incomparable king realized – the way that this man, who was human but wanted to surpass humanity, had lived, was even more precious and more brilliant than all the treasures he had collected.
“You fool who stretch your hand towards realms not of men… There is only one person in heaven or earth who’s worthy of appreciating your destruction, and that is none other than I, Gilgamesh.
Sink into my embrace, oh you glorious and illusionary men. That is my decision.”
The golden majestic brilliance disappeared in the night mist, leaving only an evil laughter echoing long after.
It's going to have other stuff yes, the Rider for example if they stay the same was Pestilence if I recall, which should be neat. However to expect this to not have Gil and Enikidu be top dogs for most if not all of the war would be silly, this is one of the easiest times to expand and show off Gil, he's pretty much the MC this time around after all.
>However to expect this to not have Gil and Enikidu be top dogs for most if not all of the war would be silly
To expect it, after reading the first chapter? No. But to want it? Eh.
I mean the core premise is that it's a war that goes way more haywire than any war before it. I just don't want it to devolve into a Gil book.
Narita is known for his tendency of giving characters equal screen time and development through multiple perspective story telling. I wouldnt worry about it. Go read Baccano and Drrr btw
Reading the original version of the novel right now, having not known that the actual thing had been fully translated for consumption, somehow.
Flat and Jack are absolutely delightful, knowing Narita I know they'll be a real good time in the full thing.
I really wanna read Fate/Strange fake, since it seems to have a pretty cool set of servants, both Gilgamesh and enkidu, strongest assassin, Dead apostle as a master. It's good hope it gets adapted when it's finished (if it isn't already no idea about how far it is).
>Flat and Jack are absolutely delightful, knowing Narita I know they'll be a real good time in the full thing.
Those two are the best master-servant combination in Type-Moon history. I love them, so much.
His gaydar detected his husbando.
More like genwunners are secondaries. A few references to Enikidu may or may not have cropped up in the original VN that I've forgotten but it's in a lot of the derivatives is the point. So jumping from Stay Night to this is the only real scenario where you shouldn't yet have an inkling of who Gilgamesh's best bro is
So how was the fight between Gil and Enkidu? I know that Gil just levitated there by using a NP and immediately pulled Ea out, than Enkidu used her/his Ea and than what? Rider came and Enkidu retreated?
They've already gotten to a fight between them in this have they? Only details about a fight between them I have for you is about Type Moon's telling of the legend unfortunately.
>Southern Snowfield, Desert Region
>South of the city lied a broad desert.
>Although it was not as expansive as the desert of Colorado or Arizona, the desert extended beyond the horizon when observed from the city. If one stumbled into the desert unprepared, he would likely easily meet his end.
>At the centre of this desert, they finally faced each other.
>From here, the forest and the city were not visible. It was a desolate space born from sand and heat.
>Lancer arrived early and was waiting. He gazed at the night sky in silence.
>As if to negate the brilliance of the countless stars, a golden silhouette hovered in the air.
>It was Archer. He was garbed in a suit of golden armour and wielded an "unknown object" in his hand.
>Enkidu was privy to what that "unknown object" was.
>He also was aware the man was airborne because of the power of a Noble Phantasm.
>Of course, he knew who the man was.
>Heaven and Earth.
>The distance was approximately 120 meters.
>The eyes of the two Heroes locked.
>The downward peer met the skyward gaze, yet the feeling was warriors greeting their equals.
>They confirmed the identity of each other in silence.
>But in the next instant, the corners of their lips turned into a smile.
>They just smiled at each other without a word.
>It was as if they were saying, after all that had happened, this was enough.
>Southern Snow Field, Desert Region
>After exchanging a smile, Gilgamesh began to take action.
>The mystical sword in his hand was activated. The Sword of Rupture, Ea, unleashed its true form as a Noble Phantasm.
>They belonged to Heroes, and partly defined the concept of a Hero.
>Noble Phantasms could be weapons that Heroes wielded throughout their lives, a part of a Hero's body, or a realm that manifested a Hero's soul. The form of a Noble Phantasm varied greatly depending on different Heroes.
>For Gilgamesh who possessed all the treasures in the World, mediocre Noble Phantasms mattered very little. However, this sword was one of the exceptions that Gilgamesh treasured greatly.
>The sword bore no mark.
>Ea was just a nickname Gilgamesh used for convenience.
>Furthermore, it was actually hard to say if it was a sword at all.
>After all, this item was something that predated the appearance of spears and swords in history.
>It hailed from a era predated humans and planets.
>It was the manifestation of pure power, wielded by Gods for the purpose of Genesis. A rarity amongst rarities.
>An item that gave birth to this Planet, and cleft apart Heaven and Earth.
>It rent the Void to create the Heavens. It pierced the Cosmos to return to the Void.
>The power that symbolised the beginning and the end. It was something that only Gilgamesh, who inherited the blood of the Gods, was permitted to wield.
>Thus, when Gilgamesh swung this sword with all his might, it was defined as...
>Anti-World Noble Phantasm.
Yeah that's what i know of to. I just hoped that someone has some more detailed description of the fight. Or it really was just Ea vs Ea (cancels each other out) and that's it, no Sword spam or anything else.
>The classification of weapon type Noble Phantasms varied depending on their properties. For example, Anti-Unit, Anti-Army, and Anti-Fortress.
>In one-on-one melee, Anti-Unit Noble Phantasms would be more suitable when compared to Anti-Army and Anti-fortress. However, the power of Anti-World Noble Phantasms could not be judged by simple compatibility and suitability.
>It was the absolute power of World annihilation.
>Regardless of the opponent being an individual or army, they would be obliterated with the World they dwell in.
>Such was the strike that the King of Heroes swung.
>In this moment, Gilgamesh was unleashing this power against a single Hero without hesitation.
>It was not for fun and games.
>The King of Heroes discarded his trademark pride and attacked with no reserve.
>On the Earth stood the Hero Enkidu.
>This strike was a greeting to the one and the only Friend of eons past.
>It was a hymn that represented his glee of meeting Enkidu again, as a King, a Hero, and as the Friend.
>"O EA, SING WITH ALL THY HEART!!"
>Gilgamesh was not speaking to the Hero, but to the sword in his hand.
>As if replying him, the cylindrical blade in his hand turned and twisted the air like a tunneling machine.
>The spiraling wind engulfed more air, generating a small tornado.
>The tornado overlapped, giving birth to greater and greater wind shear. Everything converged onto the blade, and became progressively compressed.
>The hyper-dense layers of gas beyond the limit of physics soon turned into an all-annihilating weapon that was devouring Space itself.
>Sound and light converge at the fissure, the blade spun pure silence and darkness. Gilgamesh tightly held the hilt, which was howling like a living creature. He swung at the long-parted friend he just meet without hesitation.
>The fissure blossomed.
>The microcosm that had been compressed beyond the limit around Ea was unleashed.
>The pressure released buckled the Space around, the World was turned inside out by the Void.
>Who could believe one swing could produce such a scenery.
>The Void leaked from the fractured Space further tore at the Space, causing infinite cracks that further eroded the World.
>The sandy ground tore like clay, the sky and the clouds were shredded with ease.
>It was as if someone took a painting and put it into a blender.
>An erosion unleashed by the strike; it ground at the Earth and rushed at the Hero.
>This was the strike that announced the beginning of the Holy Grail War. Or, it would not be surprising if it was the last.
>Most Heroes would not even warrant the unveiling of Ea.
>The ones deemed worthy by the King, even when shocked by the magnitude of Ea's power, would still meet the King's challenge.
>Witnessing a Hero who wielded the power of Genesis would invoke all kinds of emotions.
>Enlightenment, determination, terror, respect, rage, or joy.
>However, there was only one Hero who would feel nostalgia when facing this lump of death and void, this Hell on earth.
>Facing this torrential power that was crushing the Heaven and Earth, Enkidu grinned satisfyingly.
>An honest attack with no reserve.
>Even though it did not have the power and level from the Age of Gods, the essence of this might did not change.
>"I am happy, Gil..."
>"To be able to compete with you like so..."
>Gilgamesh despised men, yet he was more human than men. He detested the Gods, yet he was more divine than the Gods.
>The King of Heroes who sat atop of all beings was fighting me seriously, so I must respond accordingly.
>Thinking thus, the Hero turned his body slowly.
>"Adjusting to the magnitude of this era... it would be something like this..."
>As the Void crept before him and shattered the Earth, the Hero smiled, smiled, smiled.
>"I shall... unleash all my might, Gil!"
>Enkidu materialising as Lancer was probably due to his Noble Phantasm.
>However, it was not entirely correct to call it a Noble Phantasm.
>A chisel that linked the Gods to mankind, that was the true nature of Enkidu.
>It was said that Gilgamesh was a chisel born to Earth because the Gods did not wish to lose power and wanted to be forever worshiped.
>Maybe he forgot, or maybe he just disregarded the order, but in the end Gilgamesh did not fulfill his duty. In fact, he ruled as if to drive mankind away from the Gods.
>Enkidu was the spear of discipline that was supposed to impale Gilgamesh ---- a weapon forged by Gods that penetrated all enemies and returned the Chisel (Gilgamesh) back to the Gods. As a result, there was a high likelihood that he would be chosen as Lancer by the the Holy Grail.
>Also, his Noble Phantasm --- a strike that turned his own body into weapon, was most representative of his Lancer class.
>He would pierce and bind worlds.
>If there was a wall between the Heaven and the Earth, he would pierce it.
>Just like Gilgamesh's rebellion, the Gods miscalculated again with Enkidu.
>The "weapon" descent to earth and acquired intelligence through interactions with men. He wished to connect the world of Gods with the world of men in his own way. Returning the chisel to the Gods, by closing the distance between Gods and men.
>In other words, the Gods shall not control men.
>And men would advance to the level of Gods.
>He thus chose to become a "system".
>He would become the weapon of the King that ruled the mortal world, and expend himself for the purpose of advancing the world.
>He chose to become a "man".
>He would stand beside the King and dispel his solitude.
>As the world quakes around Enkidu...
>The Planet wailed.
>Mana gushed from below Enkidu and engulfed the strike of Enuma Elish.
>"... don't hold back."
>He was not talking to the Heroic Spirit he was facing.
>Like the King of Heroes talking to Ea...
>He was talking to the mana that was enveloping the space-shattering Void... or rather, he was talking to the Planet itself.
>"I am the weapon, wield me to your content."
>In an instant, as if the gush of mana prior was just a prelude, several times more mana erupted from the ground. A tornado of magical energy enveloped Enkidu's body.
>It was a concept that propagated life.
>An ember formed to traverse the terror at genesis.
>One that made hell paradise.
>Unfazed by the separation of Heaven and Earth.
>From past to future, from future to eternity.
>Connecting the land and the sea to the sky.
>Because life was carved with the terror of sin, men shall even purge their genes.
>An amorphous mud puppet. He was a weapon and an instrument.
>Walking amongst men, he was called a friend.
>Since the world was already hell, humans shall make it a paradise and purge the fire of genesis.
>"ENUMA ELISH (Humans, Bind Thy God)!!"
>Opposite of Ea, this was a strong strike surrounded by divine wind aimed at the sky.
>The Spear of the Gods Enkidu bound the torn World together and advanced forward, clashing with the Sword of Rupture Ea, which was fracturing the World around.
I didn't think about that, but the gods killing him with a sickness would indeed mean Pestilence would probably fuck him over if they meet. Wonder if we're likely to see a redux of Enikidu's death in the legend or if someone else'll kill Rider first.
The pairs in strange fake are really top notch. I want to see more of literally every character. Could very easily be the best Fate spin-off out there.
The novel covers are definitely better.
I'm going ot have to give it to Jack on this one.
I like Shakespeare's personality/world view, at least. Jack was fucking nothing, and has already been executed 1000x better in strange fake's original publication.
I really am not into this summoning writers as casters shit at all. Their influence is jack shit compared to other servants. Fuck literature.
>implying the written word is not the greatest sort of spell one could weave
There was a time where I liked TM and Fate. Once Extra popped up, I knew the end was upon us. Now I can hardly stomach it.
We ain't even getting a lunaduchess the second. Why fucking bother living?
I wish they all had Takeuchi doing the art, so they would feel canon.
Well, unlike that crappy looking fighting game, which just seemed like a "because no one asked for it" type thing, this actually seems like a potentially interesting use of the Fate universe. I'm interested, at least.
Why don't you like Atalanta, anon? Achilles likes Atalanta. Surely, you wouldn't accuse Achilles of poor taste?
His art is nice and iconic.
>I wish they all had Takeuchi doing the art
Promotion images are fine though
why are you posting this here
why is all magic done in German? why does German have any significance magically as a language? There's no explanation besides Nasu being a chuuni-shit and using it "because it sounds cool :P" right?
Don't listen to these newfags.
It was a Sega Saturn VN that had the highest sales of all time that no PC VN ever came close to selling.
I believe it was YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world
It is also completely translated by the way but I doubt anyone on /a/ could ever tolerate Sega Saturn graphics much less old school art and text.
Which is the best Servant class?
What this guy said. YU-NO is fucking awesome.
>I doubt anyone on /a/ could ever tolerate Sega Saturn graphics much less old school art and text.
That was my main draw to Tsukihime as old school as it was.
I have seen people claiming Nips are germanboos, frenchboos, ameriboos, euroboos here. They just like whatever not Japanese to make it sound cool, and are actually xenophobic as fuck.
>have a skill that let's her speed past anyone as long as she announces it beforehand
>Achilles is automatically the fastest Servant at all times
Way to be completely fucking useless, Atalanta.
Also, no VNs for current OSes like Windows ever managed to have the same amazing sales VNs did on the Sega Saturn or PC 98.
Doukyuusei for example sold as much as mainstream video games today because dating sim games pretty much never existed until games like Doukyuusei were made so you can expect it was some revolutionary stuff that every Japanese male had to buy and try out for themselves.
So yeah, if you were to put Fate in a list of top selling VNs of all time, I doubt it would be in the Top 10.
You actually wish there is no remake because elf corporation today is pretty much 100 percent completely irrelevant to past elf corporation.
All the original members like writers and song composers have either retired or passed away.
Only the original shitty CEO is left.
What used to be a VN company that made great sci-fi VNs that were pretty mainstream is now a shitty company that releases generic NTR VNs.
elf is a rotting corpse. They should just sell their IPs to someone else or just hurry and go bankrupt already.
each day is harder than the last to bear, knowing I'll never hold her.
Aozaki Aoko: English
Kuonji Alice: English
Aozaki Touko: Runes
Cornelius Alba: English
Araya Souren: Japanese
Satsuki Kurogiri: Unified Language
Azaka Kokutou: Musical notes
Michael Roa Valdamjong: English
Emiya Kiritsugu: English
Irisviel von Einzbern: German
Kotomine Kirei: Japanese
Tohsaka Tokiomi: German
Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald: Latin
Emiya Shirou: English and Japanese
Tohsaka Rin: German
Matou Sakura: German
Illyasviel von Einzbern: German
Bazett Fraga McRemitz: Runes
Caster: Divine Words (Greek)
I think there is enough variety.
Because elf didn't put a warning sign about used goods or potential NTR and funny enough the boycott caused all VN companies to make sure they properly advertise the contents of their VN accurately from now on because VNs are pretty expensive to buy and consumer rage after spending 100 dollars on a VN only to get tricked on encountering content he wasn't told beforehand leads to heavy backlash.
>Never cared for Stay Night
>Implying Gil wasn't armored in Fate
When you first saw Gilgamesh, were you blinded by his majesty? Paralyzed? Dumbstruck?
True, I still like him in Zero best tho
Takeuchi's art is so fucking crap. I know that that's basically saying water is wet and the sky is blue, but sometimes you just see something so shit you need to point out the obvious.
King of Heroes, Gilgamesh
>Who would understand you after I die?
Gets me every time.
Why did you laugh at yourself when that happened?
I obviously meant laughing at you Gil fans.
>ABG mongrels can`t even into english
Render me surprised.
>browse the Internet
>call the chief of police
>ask him to get you some hookers
>talk bullshit until he hangs up on you
>pull a magical axe out of your sphincter
>watch infomercials until morning
>rinse and repeat
Living the dream.
He can take that form, but the one which he uses the most is the one that Gil suggested him to use (A little boy).