The Atlas Institute (アトラス院, Atorasu-in?), also called Atlas Academy, Atlas Temple,[1] or simply Atlas (アトラス, Atorasu?), is one of the three major branches of the Mage's Association specialized in Alchemy. It is also known as the Titan's Pit (巨人の穴倉, Kyojin no Anagura?) and the Institute of Aggregation and Analysis (蓄積と計測の院, Chikuseki to Keisoku no In?).[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]


Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This organization is named after the Atlas Mountains where it is located, while Clock Tower magi nickname it "the Pit".[10] Sherlock Holmes suggests that their other name, Titan's Pit, comes from the Titan Atlas in Greek mythology pointing out their duties are same in some way. The alchemists of the Atlas Temple are descended from the goddess Isis, the ancestor of magi in Egyptian mythology. Its location in Egypt may be thanks to that connection.[9]

The Atlas Temple predates even the Clock Tower,[6][8] being originally a gathering of those with little magical ability due to having a small number of Magic Circuits. Since Magic Circuits are paths connecting to the Root and magi use these to bring their ideal future closer, those with meager Magic Circuits could rely only upon their own intellect to make that ideal future, deciding to take a completely natural approach and proceed forward as humans to achieve their goals.[10] Likewise, unlike magi, who guide the practice of rituals and the revelation of knowledge, Atlas alchemists are not practicing rituals, but discovering them,[10] more concerned about the greater truths of the universe than mainstream alchemists.[3]

The result of that is the present Atlas Academy: an organization of alchemists that conduct inquiry (解明, kaimei?, lit. "elucidation") into the basis of Magecraft (魔術の祖, Majutsu no So?, lit. "the forefathers / origins of Magecraft") and the Laws of the World (世界の理, Sekai no Kotowari?, lit. "the principles / rationalities of the World"),[9] using above all else their own intellect to make a blueprint for the future.[10] Atlas is responsible for measurement and prediction.

The Atlas Temple is an assembly of geniuses. In this place, there are no taboos and no penalties to prevent the creation of the most unethical of weapons. Their only one rule is that things which are created here must never leave. That is the founding principle of the Atlas Temple. They have observed this rule for over two thousand years. They fear people leaving more than they cared about visitors.[9]

However, there are seven exceptions to that principle, ever since the founding of the academy; the Atlas Temple is bound to cooperate with someone who possesses one of seven contracts, which bind the Temple to render aid on demand.[5] As of the year 2000, four contracts had been recovered, but the locations of the remaining three were unknown.[9]

Director[edit | edit source]

Zepia Eltnam Oberon was the director of the Atlas Temple over 500 years ago in the world of Tsukihime. Zepia Eltnam Atlasia was the last director named in the Atlas Temple in the world of Fate/Grand Order.

In the Tsukihime universe, the Vice-Director Sion was awarded with the name Atlasia, which marks her as the Temple's next director.[11] In the timeline of Fate/EXTRA, it's her twin sister Sialim Eltnam Re-Atlasia who receives the name, and subsequently becomes the last Director of Atlas.[12]

All the past directors have challenged the future, failed, and then went mad as they created forbidden doomsday weapons as a result.[9]

Six Sources[edit | edit source]

The Six Sources (六源?) of Atlas are the organization's equivalent to the Lords of the Clock Tower. They are said to be the founding families of Atlas, and each family's magecraft explores the potential of the body such as the Crudelis using bones and Eltnam using nerves. Their progenitors are known as the Six Sages. Zepia Eltnam Atlasia and Latio Crudelis Hiram are known to be two of the Six Sources.[13][14]

External Relationships[edit | edit source]

Ever since the Clock Tower became the headquarters of the Mage's Association, mingling between the branches has been on the decline.[6][8] For some reason they are on extraordinarily bad terms with the Prague Association, and even the Clock Tower, the very heart of the Association, keeps their distance.[2][5]

The most independent of the Three Great Branches, it has its own terms of relationship with the Holy Church and other magic organizations. Not surprisingly, these traits cause Atlas to be disliked by the Clock Tower and the Prague Association.

Atlas has a number of unique customs for a magic association. One of them is that, at times, the institute has been known to lent its alchemist to other organizations such as the Holy Church, although the particulars of the process dictate that the other party must possess one of the seven special contracts that Atlas has printed in the past. One of the organization's main concerns in the present is the recovery of said contracts.[5][9] Of the remaining three, it is known that Marisbury Animusphere possessed one,[15] and thanks to it CHALDEAS was completed with the assistance and sponsorship of the Atlas Institute,[15] with Atlas providing a central Pseudo-Spiritrons calculation engine to the Chaldea Security Organization, allowing the invention of TRISMEGISTUS in 2015,[9] and also providing the special Mystic Code Imaginary Numbers Observation Device Paper Moon.[15] Gray's hometown, Blackmore Cemetery, is also in possession of an Atlas Contract, which allowed them to recruit Director Zepia Eltnam Atlasia, who constructed for them the Logos React Replica to seal Rhongomyniad.[16]

Alchemist of Atlas[edit | edit source]

Their Alchemy diverges from the modern practice of Alchemy (現代錬金術, Gendai Renkinjutsu?, lit. "modern Alchemy") that has since the medieval period entered the vogue.[2][3][9] The often spoke-up "transformation of base metal to gold" in alchemy is, to the members of the Atlas Temple, mere "transformation of matter" and is nothing more than a primitive art far removed from their ideals.[10] Their alchemy is an advancement of the metallurgy of ancient Egypt, the root of the discipline, and has not been influenced by western magecraft like the alchemy that the Clock Tower magi handle.[7]

It is their belief that humans have evolved to gather information, analyze it and then directly solve any problems perceived. The Atlas alchemist possess great calculation and measurement ability that is rare to manifest naturally in a normal human (and their five senses).[3] They specialize in thought partitioning and thought acceleration, techniques that make use of the human body as an arithmetic unit.[17] Following their mantra “Faster, Stronger, More Accurate” they treat their bodies as containers to fill and modify in order to develop their abilities.[3]

Their way of thinking concerning their body (flesh) is also unique. That is, they do not believe that the brain exists to control the body, but rather that the body exists solely so that the brain may function more effectively. If you just want a mathematical prodigy, there's no need for an alchemist – an engineer would do just fine. What sets apart an alchemist is that for them, the human body in its entirety (body, mind, and soul) is a unit for calculating, executing, and nurturing events.[17]

« We have no need to be the strongest. We create that which is the strongest. »

(That is a central dogma of the Atlas Temple’s alchemists.[9])

Most of its members cannot perform Magecraft that goes along the line of nature interference due to the lack of Magic Circuits.[10][9][17] But they're perfectly okay with that. As far as they're concerned, there's no need to be strong themselves, because they can just make up for it by creating the strongest weapons.[17] Unlike most Magus, Atlas Alchemists' special abilities are based on a Man and Machine approach.[3] They use the quantifiable energy of the Soul; the Pseudo-Spiritrons to engineer organisms with magic circuits such as Homunculi.[9]

Activities[edit | edit source]

It is an institute focused on the study and development of alchemy, but its members broke off from the mainstream modern practice of alchemy that originated in the Middle Ages.[3] However, the ultimate goal of the alchemists of the Atlas Temple is set even closer to the original ideology, as the "transformation of events".[7]

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HERMES[edit | edit source]

HERMES (ヘルメス, Herumesu?) is a sixth generation computing unit based on the Pseudo-Spiritrons particle theory that shouldn’t even be completed and exist in this world yet. Hermes is the crystallization of the Atlas Temple’s innermost secret techniques of fundamental Alchemy. We can assume that this is probably the Philosopher’s Stone.[20]

TRI-HERMES[edit | edit source]

The TRI-HERMES: The Pseudo-Spiritronic Processor (疑似霊子演算装置(トライヘルメス), Torai-herumesu, Giji ryōsi enzan sōchi?) are Atlas Temple’s greatest storage media, in the form of obelisks. Chaldea's TRISMEGISTUS is nothing more than a copy of this, the construction is same as the control room in Chaldea. It is photonic crystal, which has even been called Philosopher’s Stone. It is an out-of-place artifact impossible for current terrestrial science to create.[9]

All events are recorded in TRI-HERMES, however only alchemists of Atlas has full access to TRI-HERMES.[9]

Headquarters[edit | edit source]

It is located somewhere among the mountains of Egypt.[2][3][4][6][8][9] The Atlas Temple is an underground academy with full of mysteries. The Alchemist each have their own independent workshops, within which they conduct their research. Laboratories built with unknown technologies.[3][9]

There are storehouse for Mystic Codes, though it is considered to be no more than a junkyard. The Atlas alchemists invented many devices, deemed them failures, and dumped them into a terrifying mountain of weapons.[9]

The construction of Atlas is rather convoluted. There are tunnels that were deliberately designed to resemble an underground labyrinth. It's more like a labyrinth than an academy. It was designed to confuse anyone trying to get out. One can enter, but leaving is no trivial feat. They are filled with autonomous familiars defense systems. It may be the ideal shelter but it is little more than a mass grave.[9]

In the center of the academy, it is where TRI-HERMES is located. The core lies a distant 500 meters below the surface. Someone built such a massive cavern underground, where it is large enough space to contain a town. The core of Atlas has a man-made sky in this underground chamber.[9]

The Future of Atlas[edit | edit source]

EXTRA[edit | edit source]

The only remaining old world Magus are the Alchemists of the Atlas Temple in Egypt.[21] The correctness of this idea was somewhat proven in the magic-devoid world of Fate/EXTRA. The Alchemists of Atlas have poor magic circuits, and did not lead their lives relying on magic. As they are Alchemists who did not rely on magic (or to be precise couldn’t rely on magic) even as the decline of magic circuits progressed, they could continue their pursuit and study of magic.

However, with the persistent death in the conception of children for the subsequent generation, and the successive suicides (自決死, jiketsu-shi?) of the veteran Alchemists, the Atlas Temple met with a destruction unassociated with the Mana Depletion. Within the Atlas Temple, there exists at present no more than a single Homunculus. The final Alchemist of Atlas died of illness after coining (鋳造した, chūzō-shita?) said Homunculus, letting to remain within the Cavern (洞窟, dōkutsu?) only her final creation. With the vanishing of the Alchemists, this underground city (地下都市, chika toshi?) that was complected entirely of research facilities (研究施設, kenkyū shisetsu?) built of technologies (技術体系, gijutsu taikei?, lit. "systems of techniques") as yet unknown has become as an immense mausoleum.[3]

Grand Order[edit | edit source]

The Atlas Temple of 2016 was removed from its original time period, causing a temporal aberration within the Egyptian territory in the Camelot Singularity. The Lion King has incinerated the magi of the Atlas Temple, but the academy itself remains. Zepia Eltnam Atlasia was the last director named in the Atlas Temple. It appears he had a successor but that person's name was not written. All the past directors have challenged the future, failed, and then went mad as they created forbidden doomsday weapons as a result.[9]

During the events of the Atlantic Lostbelt, Kirschtaria Wodime had summoned Atlas's namesake, the Titan Atlas as one of his three Divine Servants.

Known Members[edit | edit source]

They have a custom for the directors of Atlas to adopt the name of Atlasia during their time in office.

Curia
They are in charge of preserving research materials with Sia as part of the Custodial Committee in Sion's ending of Melty Blood Act Cadenza.[22]
Hermes Silis Atlasia
He has a Sorcery Trait, Future.[23]
Isis
Member passed over for Osiris in Sion's ending of Melty Blood Act Cadenza.[22]
Latio Crudelis Hiram
One of the Six Sources of Atlas. Her family was involved in the creation of Ergo.
Osiris
Member to be notified of the vampire sample in Sion's ending of Melty Blood Act Cadenza.[22]
Rani VIII
Satsuki Kurogiri
He left the Atlas Temple due to his Sealing Designation.
Sia
They are in charge of preserving research materials with Curia as part of the Custodial Committee in Sion's ending of Melty Blood Act Cadenza.[22]
Sialim Eltnam Rey-Atlasia[24]
The last director of the Atlas Temple in the EXTRA universe.
Sion Eltnam Sokaris / Sion Eltnam Atlasia
The Vice Director of the Atlas Temple. In the Tsukihime universe, she was awarded with the name Atlasia, which marks her as the Temple's next director. In the Fate universe, she was adopted by her ancestor Zepia.
Zepia Eltnam Oberon / Zepia Eltnam Atlasia
In the Tsukihime universe, he was the director several generations ago, became the Dead Apostle Ancestor Night of Wallachia and left Atlas. In Fate universe, he is still the director.

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

Pseudo-Spiritron Computer (疑似霊子コンピューター, Giji ryōshi kompyūtā?, Virtual Spiritron Computer)
A supercomputer completed using Spiritrons created by the magical theory of Pseudo-Spiritrons. An apparatus capable of fast processing by defining the soul of the machine and making use of its Spiritrons. A parallel concurrent processor which mobilizes “something” in a Parallel world, mainly revolving around the soul on a higher plane. The first model was completed in 1980. Its processing power was equal in magnitude to the quantum computer which was planned to be completed in 2030 or greater (the quantum computer project itself was frozen in 1999 by the Western European conglomerate). It was with the backup of the virtual spiritron computer that the exploratory probe from the UN-led mission ?that humanity was able to infiltrate the moon. Aside from a direct invitation from the moon cell, it is also possible to “drop” into the moon with a cheap interface, so long as you give your consent, though what awaits you is a death game where those other than the victor cannot come back alive.[25]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The cover of Fate/the Fact
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
    [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: The Atlas Academy [Place name], P.060

    The Atlas Academy [Place name]
    The institute Sion belonged to, and one of the three major branches of the Association. Located in the Atlas mountains of Egypt, it is a place where those dedicated to the study of alchemy gather. Colloquially known as the Giant's Pit.
    Unlike the modern alchemy that rose to prominence in the middle ages, the alchemy studied by Atlas could be said to be the progenitor of sorcery. For some reason they are on extraordinarily bad terms with the Prague Association, and even the Clock Tower, the very heart of the Association, keeps their distance.
    In order to avoid the "end" proven by their first director, they endlessly create and dispose of weapon after weapon.
    There is a saying in the Prague Association: "Lift not the seal of Atlas, lest ye destroy the world seven times over."
    …The reason being that the weapons created there to save the world are ultimately nothing more than tools that will further its destruction.

    アトラス院【地名】
    シオンが所属していた学院で、魔術協会三大部門の一つ。エジプトはアトラス山に門を構える、錬金術師の学院。俗名として巨人の穴蔵とも。
    中世から主流となった現代錬金術とは異なる、魔術の祖と言われる錬金術師の集まり。プラハ協会とは致命的に仲が悪く、魔術協会の心臓部·時計塔からも煙たがられている。
    初代院長が証明してしまった“終末”を回避する為の兵器を延々と作り上げ、未来永劫に廃棄し続けている。
    曰く、アトラスの封を解くな。世界を七度滅ぼすぞ——とはプラハの錬金術師の言。世界を救う為に作り上げた兵器は、更に惨たらしく星を焼く道具にすぎなかったのだ。

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
    [v] Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Atlas Academy [Place name], p.155

    The Academy at Atlas【Location Name】

    An association of Magi / Alchemists based in the Atlas Mountain Range (アトラス山脈, Atorasu Sanmyaku?) in Egypt. Also known as the Giant's Pit.

    The formerly operational Magecraft Association -- or rather, one of the three primary branches of such; an institution focused upon aggregation (蓄積, chikuseki?, lit. "accumulation") and appraisal (計測, keisoku?, lit. "measurement").

    Diverging from the modern practice of Alchemy (現代錬金術, Gendai Renkinjutsu?, lit. "modern Alchemy") that has since the medieval period entered the vogue, they were an organization of Alchemists that conducted inquiry (解明, kaimei, lit. "elucidation"?) into the basis of Magecraft (魔術の祖, Majutsu no So?, lit. "the forefathers / origins of Magecraft") and the Laws of the World (世界の理, Sekai no Kotowari?, lit. "the principles / rationalities of the World").

    Rather than referring to them as Magi, it would be more appropriate to describe them as Prodigies (異能者, inousha?, lit. "persons of unusual ability") that treated their own flesh as "Man・Machine" (マン・マシーン?); that is, as vessels that existed for the purpose of laboring per the ethos (知性, chisei?, lit. "intelligence / wisdom / sapience") of "Accuracy, Strength, and Expedition."

    Humans are fundamentally exceptional Calculation Engines (計算装置, keisan souchi?) that bear the capacity for motility (運動機能, undou kinou?, lit. "motility / flexibility") -- the five senses (五感, gokan?). By the aggregation (収集, shuushuu?) and analysis (解析, kaiseki?) of information (情報, jouhou?), we Humans are as sapient organisms (知的生命体, chiteki seimeitai?) that have evolved as a "workforce" with the capacity to directly address any variety of obstacles that may arise -- such was Atlas' creed (信条, shinjou?).

    Oddly, the correctness of such was vindicated in the world of EXTRA, wherein Magecraft came to extinction.

    The Alchemists of Atlas were destitute (乏しく, toboshiku?, lit. "destitute / poor / scarce") of {{nihongo
    Thaumaturgical Circuits|魔術回路|majutsu kairo}} -- individuals who would engage not in such undertakings as would require reliance upon Thaumaturgical Energy.

    Unreliant -- or rather, "incapable of relying" -- upon Thaumaturgical Energy, they were able to continue their inquiries as students of Magecraft (魔術の徒, majutsu no to?) even after the Mana Depletion (魔力枯渇, maryoku kokatsu?).

    However, with the persistent dearth in the conception of children for the subsequent generation, and the successive suicides (自決死, jiketsu-shi?) of the veteran Alchemists, the Academy at Atlas met with a destruction unassociated with the Mana Depletion.

    Within the Academy at Atlas, there exists at present no more than a single Homunculus. The final Alchemist of Atlas died of illness after coining (鋳造した, chuuzou-shita?) said Homunculus, letting to remain within the Cavern (洞窟, doukutsu) only her final creation.

    With the vanishing of the Alchemists, this underground city (地下都市, chikatoshi?) that was complected entirely of research facilities (研究施設, kenkyuu shisetsu?) built of technologies (技術体系, gijutsu taikei?, lit. "systems of techniques") as yet unknown has become as an immense mausoleum.

    アトラス院【地名】
    エジプトはアトラス山脈にある魔術師・錬金術師の協会。巨人の穴倉ともいう。
    かつて機能していた魔術協会───その三大部門の一つ、蓄積と計測の院。
    中世から主流となった現代錬金術とは異なる、魔術の祖、世界の理を解明する錬金術師の集団だった。
    魔術師というよりは自身の肉体をマン・マシーンとして扱う異能者たちで、自身の肉体を『正しく、強く、速く』知性を働かせるための容れ物として扱っていた。
    人間とは運動機能(五感)をもった類い希なる計算装置である。情報を収集し、解析し、生まれ出る数々の問題に、労働力としてダイレクトに対応できるよう進化した知的生命体が我々人間である、というのが彼らの信条だった。
    その正しさは魔術の絶えたEXTRA世界で奇しくも証明された。
    アトラスの錬金術師たちは魔術回路が乏しく、魔力に頼った活動をしてこなかった者たちである。
    魔力に頼っていなかった(正しくは『頼れなかった』のだが)彼らは魔力枯渇の後でも魔術の徒として探求を続けられた。
    しかし長く次代の子供たちが誕生しなくなり、古参の錬金術師たちの自決死が続いていたアトラス院は魔術枯渇とは関係なく滅びようとしている。
    アトラス院にはもはや一人のボムンクルスしか存在しない。最後のアトラスはボムンクルスを鋳造した後に病死し、洞窟には最後の作品だけが残された。
    錬金術師たちが消え、未知の技術体系によって作られた研究施設だけが連なる地下都市は、さながら巨大な墓標のようだとも。

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    [v] Kara no Kyoukai Special Pamphlet - Encyclopedia: Mage's Association [Others], p.039-040 [T]

    Mage Association [Others]
    A self-defense organization formed by practitioners of magegraft, transcending nationality and genre. (Of course, this is in name only.)
    Its mission is to manage, conceal, and develop magecraft.
    It reserves the use of force to protect itself from entities that threaten its existence (the Church, other mage organizations, and individuals who hunt what they consider taboo). In order to promote the development (or regression?) of magecraft, the Association set up research institutions and established laws that forbid the criminal use of magecraft.
    The headquarter of the Association is in London, England. It is also called the Clock Tower.
    The Association is divided into three departments. Besides the Clock Tower, there are also the "Giant's Cellar" in the Atlas mountains in Egypt, and the "Sea of Astray", the integrated association in Northern Europe. The "Sea of Astray" was the original Association that predated the Clock Tower, and had ceased communication with the Association since the Clock Tower became the headquarter.
    Also, the Association deems the Magic Foundation of the Middle East and the philosophies of magecraft from the continent* as incompatible with its teachings. Conversely, the other two schools also reject the Association.
    Furthermore, as Alba stated in the story, the mage organizations in Japan did not join the Association.

    魔術協会【まじゅつきょうかい】【その他】
    国籍・ジャンルを問わず、魔術を学ぶ者たちによって作られた自衛団体。(無論、名目《めいもく》上ではある)
    魔術を管理し、隠匿《いんとく》し、その発展を使命とする。
    自らを脅《おびや》かすモノたち(教会、自分たち以外の魔術団体、禁忌に触れる人間を罰する怪異)から身を守る為に武力を持ち、魔術の更なる発展(衰退ともいう)の為、研究機関を持ち、魔術による犯罪を抑止する為の法律を敷く。
    本部はイギリスのロンドンにあり〝時計塔〟の異名を持つ。
    始まりは三大の部門に分かれていたらしく、エジプトはアトラス山の〝巨人の穴倉〟、北欧に根を張る複合教会〝彷徨海〟と呼ばれる原教会もあるが、時計塔が本部になってからは交流が廃《すた》れる一方だとか。
    また中東圏の魔術基盤、大陸の魔術思想とは相容れず、お互いに不可侵を装《よそお》っている。
    また、本編でアルバが語っていた通り、日本の魔術組織も協会には組していない。

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Atlas Institute [Place name], p.175

    Atlas Institute [Place name]
    One of the three major branches of the Association. Located in the Atlas mountains of Egypt, it is a place where those dedicated to the study of alchemy gather.
    Unlike the modern alchemy that rose to prominence in the middle ages, the alchemy studied by Atlas could be said to be the progenitor of magecraft, and an attempt to unravel the truth of the world.
    For some reason they are on extraordinarily bad terms with the Prague Association, and even the Clock Tower, the very heart of the Association, keeps their distance. They are colloquially known as the Giant’s Pit.
    In order to avoid the “end” proven by their first director, they endlessly create and dispose of weapon after weapon.
    There is a saying in the Prague Association: “Lift not the seal of Atlas, lest ye destroy the world seven times over.”
    …The reason being that the weapons created there to save the world are ultimately nothing more than tools that will further its destruction.
    Though calling it “one of the three major branches of the Association” sounds nice, in reality it is more like an independent think tank. They have been known, on rare occasions, to loan out their alchemists to other mage’s associations and even the Holy Church upon request.
    In order to hire an Atlas alchemist, however, one of the written contracts issued by the Atlas Institute is required. Only seven of these contracts were ever issued, and the Atlas Institute considers their recovery a top priority.

    アトラス院【地名】
    魔術協会三大部門の一つ。エジプトはアトラス山に門を構える、錬金術師の学院。
    中世から主流となった現代錬金術とは異なる、魔術の祖、世界の理を解明する錬金術師たちの集まり。
    プラハの協会とは致命的に仲が悪く、魔術協会の心臓部・時計塔からも煙たがられている。通称、“巨人の穴蔵”。
    初代院長が証明してしまった“終末”を回避する為の兵器を未来永劫に作り上げ、廃棄し続けると言われている。
    曰く、アトラスの封を解くな。世界を七度滅ぼすぞ―――とはプラハの錬金術師の言。
    世界を救う為に作り上げた兵器は、更に慘たらしく星を焼く道具にすぎなかった訳である。
    三大部門と聞こえはいいが、実際は独立した頭脳集団。希に、他協会や聖堂教会からの要請で錬金術師を貸し出す事もある。
    アトラスの錬金術師を借り受けるには、過去アトラス院が発行した“契約書”が必要となる。七枚しか発行していないこの契約書を回収する事がアトラス院の当面の目的だとか。

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Mage's Association [Organisation name], p.189

    The Mage's Association [Organisation name]
    An organization created to protect those who seek to learn sorcery, regardless of nationality or field of study. (On paper, anyway.)
    Their mission is the management, concealment, and advancement of sorcery.
    In order to protect themselves from that which would threaten them (be it the Church, rival organizations of magi, or the monstrosities that punish humans who break taboos), they accumulated military might.
    In order to further the advancement (degeneration) of sorcery, they built research facilities.
    And, in order to deter crimes committed with sorcery, they created laws.
    Their headquarters is located in London, and goes by the unofficial name of "The Clock Tower".
    It seems that in the beginning the Association was divided into three great branches, including the original associations that predate the Clock Tower. That is, the "Giant's Pit" of Egypt, and a cluster of associations based in northern Europe called the "Sea of Estray". However, ever since the Clock Tower became the headquarters, mingling between the branches has been on the decline.
    Also, they are fundamentally incompatible with the sorcery foundation of the Middle East and the ideological sorcery of mainland China, and the three groups are currently feigning nonaggression. Sion is a member of the Giant's Pit, also known as the Atlas Institute.

    魔術協会【組織名】

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    [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Theory of Magic - The two great forces in the Thaumaturgy world: Mage's Association, p.051

    “Clock Tower”, the Highest Institute of Magic
    The Clock Tower, the core of the Association and in fact what could also be said to be the Association itself, is based in the British museum of London. Magi from all over the world gather and devote themselves day and night to the study of magic, while at the same time, are busily tripping over and being tripped over by other factions and competing for power and budget. The organization is anything but harmonious and has a complicated bizarre structure, but the magical research there is without doubt the leading edge.

    Below the building, there is the magi’s research area which includes studies and archives. It is only a venerable museum to normal people of course, but at the deepest part, there is a special area (prison?) called the “Bottom of the Bridge” where the Association confines many sealing designated magi deemed to be “dangerous because their talents were too outstanding.” Also, apparently the Gazamy the “Evil Spook”, treated as the number one disaster in the Association, is locked up at the bottom of the London tower.

    The person of highest position in the Clock Tower, the “Director” has been the same person for the 2000 years since the founding of the organization, and because of this is thought to be something more than human.

    The organization handling patents relating to magic is also the Clock Tower, and the current finances of the Tohsaka family is being by covered by the patent royalties that are being transferred to their account.

    Ranks of Magi
    A magus is given a “rank” that matches his ability. The highest is said to be Crown (Grand), but details on it are unknown. Note that Lord El-melloi II, lecturer at the Clock Tower who has produced many Grands among his pupils, is stuck in the mediocre “fourth rank” for some reason.

    Color ranks
    Separate from the normal ranks, color-based titles are given to those that have become special.
    The highest are red, blue, and yellow based on the three primary colors. After that, there are the combined colors of orange, purple, green, black, and so on. The further down you go, the less your rank is. Note that there is no rule about only one person for each color. The Association will, without any stinginess, award a color to you if you’re a magus of great stature or one with an unusual talent.

    Sealing Designation Enforcers
    If you receive a “sealing designation”, you will be confined and even your magic research will be gone, not to mention your freedom. Thus, the person given that designation will of course desperately resist that and won’t stop fighting. To forcefully retrieve magi who were qualified enough to be given a sealing designation, the Association dispatches “Enforcers.” There are around 30 of them total, and Bazett is one of them.

    Lords, consuming their time in power struggles
    In the Magic Association, no rather, the Clock Tower, there are a number of families that hold sway. They are called Lords and are the objects of fear. There are three major families of Lords and about 20 families of relatives. These families are well-known even in normal society. The history of one family is at shortest 500 years and the longest is over 2000 years. They have been plotting and plotting since a staggeringly long past.

    The Sea of Estray, together with the Atlas Institute, is an organization called the original form of the Magic Association.
    Among the founders of the Magic Association, there had been many heretical magi who were exiled from the Sea of Estray and the Atlas Institute and had no place left to go.
    The base of the Sea of Estray is in Northern Europe. This base, with the nickname of the Moving Stone Coffin, is itself a moving mountain range. Normally it is wandering at sea as its name suggests, but sometimes it comes up on dry land.
    It seems they research mainly body alteration, but the specifics are unknown.

    *What is an alchemist?
    One who studies the flow of matter. That is what an alchemist is. The alchemists of the Clock Tower created products like the homunculi of the Einzbern by merging with western magery.
    However, the ultimate goal of the alchemists of the Atlas Institute is set even closer to the original ideology, as the "transformation of events". The often spoke-up "transformation of base metal to gold" in alchemy is, to the members of the Atlas Institute, mere "transformation of matter" and is nothing more than a primitive art far removed from their ideals. Their alchemy is an advancement of the metallurgy of ancient Egypt, the root of the discipline, and has not been influenced by western magery like the alchemy that the Clock Tower magi handle.

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3
    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: The Mage's Association [Organization name], p.073 [T]

    The Mage's Association [Organization name]
    An organization created to protect those who seek to learn sorcery, regardless of nationality or field of study. (On paper, anyway.)
    Their mission is the management, concealment, and advancement of sorcery.
    In order to protect themselves from that which would threaten them (be it the Church, rival organizations of magi, or the monstrosities that punish humans who break taboos), they accumulated military might.
    In order to further the advancement (degeneration) of sorcery, they built research facilities.
    And, in order to deter crimes committed with sorcery, they created laws.
    Their headquarters is located in London, and goes by the unofficial name of "The Clock Tower".
    It seems that in the beginning the Association was divided into three great branches, including the original associations that predate the Clock Tower. That is, the "Giant's Pit" of Egypt, and a cluster of associations based in northern Europe called the "Sea of Estray". However, ever since the Clock Tower became the headquarters, mingling between the branches has been on the decline.
    Also, they are fundamentally incompatible with the sorcery foundation of the Middle East and the ideological sorcery of mainland China, and the three groups are currently feigning nonaggression.

    魔術協会【組織名】
    国籍・ジャンルを問わず、魔術を学ぶ者たちによって作られた自衛団体。(無論、名目上ではある)
    魔術を管理し、隠匿し、その発展を使命とする。
    自らを脅かすモノたち(教会、自分たち以外の魔術団体、禁忌に触れる人間を罚する怪異)から身を守る為に武力を持ち、
    魔術の更なる発展(衰退ともいう)の為、研究機関を持ち、魔術による犯罪を抑止する為の法律を敷く。
    本部はイギリスのロンドンにあり、“時計塔”の異名を持つ。
    始まりは三大の部門に分かれていたらしく、エジプトの“巨人の穴仓”,北欧に根を張る複合協会“访律海”と呼ばれる原協会もあるが、時計塔が本部になってからは交流が廃れる一方だとか。
    また、中东圏の魔術基盤、大陸の思想魔術とは相容れず、互いに不可侵を装っている。

  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19
    [v] Fate/Grand Order - Camelot: The Sacred Round Table Realm - Section 14: Hidden Research [T]

    Holmes:
    You are Master Gudao, and she is Mash Kyrielight.
    Over there is Xuanzang Sanzang, a Servant. And you are Tawara Touta, a Servant.
    And you… Oh? What a surprise. You’ve befriended a knight of the Round Table.

    A pleasure to meet you, Sir Bedivere. I mustn’t forget to extend my friendship to a fellow Englishman.

    1.How do you know my name!?
    2.How do you know everyone’s true names!?

    Holmes:
    Elementary, my friends.

    Mash:
    (There’s his signature line! He’s the real Mr. Holmes!)

    Holmes:
    We’ve already made contact, through an exchange of information before you came here today.

    Mash:
    Information?

    Holmes:
    You safely recovered the intelligence that I left at the Magic Association in London, right?
    All I did was organize the documents, but I believe I did you a valuable service.
    I picked out only the information you needed, and arranged it in a manner that was easy to understand.
    At that point, you’d already accepted me as a collaborator aiding you from the shadows.

    1.Come to think of it…
    2.Andersen did say something…

    Mash:
    Yes, Andersen mentioned that someone had already organized everything before he started his research!
    So it was all thanks to Mr. Holmes!

    Holmes:
    Yes. If I had made it too easy, Makiri would have found out.
    I arranged it so that only a truly wise man would come to realize its meaning, in his pursuit of truth.
    You needed to know that information. Not as observers, but as the investigators of this murder mystery.

    1.Murder mystery?

    Holmes:
    Indeed, a murder mystery. A case on a scale unlike any I have encountered. “The Exhaustive Slaughter of Humanity by the Incineration of the Human Order.”
    Truly, a case of mythic proportions. Is it any surprise that I would appear on the scene?

    Bedivere:
    …Um, Gudao, Lady Mash, I’m sorry to interrupt when you’re so excited, but…
    Who is he? Holmes… I remember no knight by that name…

    Holmes:
    How tragic.
    It’s true that I was never knighted as a “Sir,” but the man who recorded my exploits received that honor.

    Bedivere:
    ? The man who passed on your feats was a knight? Erm… my lady?

    Mash:
    Yes, Sir Bedivere. Mr. Holmes is the world’s most famous detective.
    Your class is… Caster, probably? You’re the genuine father of all detectives.
    Ahh, if only comms were up and running, the Doctor would be overjoyed!
    I can barely contain my own excitement! Sherlock Holmes was real!
    In other words, Sir Conan Doyle’s novels were Dr. Watson’s memoirs!

    Holmes:
    Heh. Our humble attempts to earn a living were worth it after all, if they brought this angelic child such joy.
    But Miss Kyrielight, my true self is nothing like the man you imagine me to be. Sadly, that story will have to wait for another day.
    Right now, I cannot accept you as a client, Mr. Gudao.

    Mash:
    Oh… Really?
    Mr. Holmes just gave us his opinion without sugarcoating it at all… it really is him…

    Holmes:
    Hahahahaha! What an avid reader! You know me so well!

    …Hm. There are many things I wish to help you with, but there are priorities to follow.
    I have been charged by Sir Babbage to uncover a mystery.
    He only left behind a slight shred of his intellect, but even that fragment was like a galaxy of brilliant genius.
    Until this case is concluded, I cannot join Chaldea.
    That is, however, not a critical problem. I shall leave the battle to your heroes.
    I am a detective. I have no interest in justice or glory. I merely solve mysteries. It is my duty to do so.

    Mash:
    (H-He’s exactly how I imagined him!)

    1.You’re saying that you just got here before us?
    2.What could the mystery be…?

    [1] Holmes:
    Exactly! I opened the trap door to invite you in!

    [2] Holmes:
    I’m going to give you a lecture on just that. We’ve a long road ahead, after all.

    Sanzang:
    You’re saying that you’re on Gudao’s side, but you can’t join us?

    Holmes:
    Yes. My friends, you have come to this academy in search of knowledge.
    The Old Man of the Mountain probably impressed on you the need to know everything, correct?
    Thus, you must go to the center of the academy. I also have business there.
    The core lies a distant 500 meters below the surface. These tunnels were deliberately designed to resemble an underground labyrinth.
    I will lead the way to the core. You’ll clear the traps with your bodies.
    I’m sure this will be a rewarding collaboration. Now, let us make haste. Infinite knowledge awaits us!


    Bedivere:
    We’ve come to work together with Master Holmes… Are you sure about this, Gudao?
    1.Let’s trust the detective.
    2.We share a common goal.

    Fou:
    Foh. Foh, fooh!

    Bedivere:
    I see. I was never good at dealing with his type. He gives off the same odor as Merlin…

    Mash:
    Master, mana signatures detected! Something’s coming!
    This is the same as London — autonomous familiars!

    Holmes:
    So the defense systems are still active after all! I was right to wait for your arrival!
    My existence is currently unstable, so I cannot engage in combat. I have high hopes for your performance!

    [battle]

    Holmes:
    In any case, what precisely is the Academy at Atlas?
    A good question, Mister Gudao.
    That which is so called bases itself in the other Atlas Mountains (もう一つのアトラス山, mou hitotsu no Atorasu-san?), situated in Egypt -- an academy for Alchemists.
    It is referred to also by the appellation of "The Giant's Pit" (巨人の穴倉, Kyojin no Anagura?, lit. "Giant's Pit-Cellar").
    One of the three primary branches of the Thaumaturgical Association --
    an institution that specializes in aggregation (蓄積, chikuseki?, lit. "accumulation") and appraisal (計測, keisoku?, lit. "measurement").
    Diverging from the modern practice of Alchemy (現代錬金術, Gendai Renkinjutsu?, lit. "modern Alchemy") that has since the medieval period entered the vogue,
    they are an organization that conducts inquiry (解明, kaimei?, lit. "elucidation") into the basis of Magecraft (魔術の祖, Majutsu no So?, lit. "the forefathers / origins of Magecraft") and the Laws of the World (世界の理, Sekai no Kotowari?, lit. "the principles / rationalities of the World").
    Though they are indeed Magi, I've heard that they're predominantly academics possessed of scant Thaumaturgical Circuits (魔術回路の乏しい, Majutsu-Kairo no Toboshii?, lit. "a destitution of Magecraft Circuits").
    As an inevitable consequence, within the course of their study of Mysteries, they came to rely not upon Mana, but upon a great variety of instruments.
    Said instruments evolved in form so as to closely resemble those technologies employed in scientific inquiry.
    Pseudo-Spiritrons (疑似霊子, Gishi-Reishi?, lit. "pseudo- spirit particles") ...
    Making use of the soul as a quantifiable (観測可能な, kansoku-kanou-na?, lit. "capable of being observed") energy,
    they were able to coin (創造, souzou?, lit. "create / fabricate") Homunculi -- organisms possessed of Thaumaturgical Circuits.

    1.It’s really dangerous, got it.
    2.Why’s it called the Titan’s Pit?

    [1] Holmes:
    A simple understanding! Very good!

    [2] Holmes:
    Hm. In Greek mythology, remember that titan who held up the world? His name was Atlas.
    Perhaps they inherited his duty.
    The Atlas Academy has always been in the Atlas mountains. I’ve heard that its naming was just a simple decision.
    The alchemists of the Atlas Academy are descended from the goddess Isis, the ancestor of magi in Egyptian mythology.
    Its appearance in this Egypt may be thanks to that connection.

    Bedivere:
    They hid themselves underground in their study of magic… no wonder I’ve never heard of this school.
    But I see no students. Is the Atlas Academy destroyed?

    Holmes:
    …No. According to my investigations, the Atlas Academy has operated from before the Common Era into the year 2016.
    The fact that we haven’t seen anyone is probably…
    No, let us avoid conjecture. All will be clear once we reach the core.
    An underground academy full of mysteries. Laboratories built with unknown technologies…
    It may be the ideal shelter. Or perhaps, it is little more than a mass grave.
    Let us pursue the truth with hope in our hearts.


    Bedivere:
    The construction of this place is rather convoluted. It’s more like a labyrinth than an academy.
    There have only been forks with two paths as we’ve descended, but turn back and you find yourself at yet another fork.
    It feels intended to confuse the traveler. Almost as if…

    Holmes:
    Indeed, it is designed to confuse anyone trying to get out. One can enter, but leaving is no trivial feat.

    Mash:
    It’s the opposite of what you’d imagine as a defense against looters. I wonder why it’s built this way.

    Holmes:
    They feared people leaving more than they cared about visitors.
    The Atlas Academy is an assembly of geniuses. They each have their own independent workshops, within which they conduct their research.
    There are no taboos in this place. No penalties to prevent the creation of the most unethical of weapons.
    There is only one rule here. That which is created here must never leave.
    That is the founding principle of the Atlas Academy. They have observed this rule for over two thousand years.

    If I were to name an exception, it would be the seven contracts created during the founding of the academy.
    The Atlas Academy is bound to cooperate with someone who possesses one of these contracts.
    I’m sure they posed no small source of headaches to the headmasters. They probably thought their predecessor created the contracts on a whim.
    As of the year 2000, four contracts had been recovered, but the locations of the remaining three were unknown.

    [alarm]

    Holmes:
    Oh, the automated defenses activated in the middle of our conversation! Take care of them quickly, would you?

    [battle]

    Holmes:
    …Hm. Mister Gudao, do you care to hear my impressions of your battle command?

    1.Yes.
    2.No.

    [2] Holmes:
    Ha ha ha, too bad! It appears you don’t know me as well as Miss Kyrielight does!
    Sherlock Holmes never holds his tongue, never restrains himself, and never passes up a chance to annoy people!
    I merely offer my estimations!

    Holmes:
    In other words, Mister Gudao, I’m frankly astonished.
    The might of your collective combat ability is breathtaking, of course, but this is merely secondary to a greater factor.
    I might say that the root of your strength comes from the form of your contract.
    Never before has there been a Master connected to so many Servants.
    Even more extraordinary is the duration of your contracts.
    Originally, the summoning of Servants was meant to be a temporary measure, something created only for a given battlefield.
    An indefinite contract like yours should be impossible. And I expect that you, Master Gudao, have no secrets.
    In other words…

    1.In other words? (gulp)

    Holmes:
    …By the way, Miss Kyrielight. I see that you still can’t make full use of your Noble Phantasm.
    Why is that? Is it intentional?
    1.Did you just change the subject!?
    2.Mash still doesn’t know her true name…

    [1] Holmes:
    Ha ha ha. Hahahahahahahahaha.

    Mash:
    …Yes, I still don’t know the identity of the Heroic Spirit that granted me power…

    Holmes:
    That isn’t true. Its identity isn’t much of a problem. Your approach is merely incorrect.
    But worry not. The solution will come soon. There is no problem I cannot solve with data.
    …No, I apologize. I overspoke. There are still things you don’t know.
    We are still locked in fierce baritsu with an outstanding problem — the culprit behind the incineration of humanity. The true nature of the King of Magic.
    There is just no information about him at all.
    He’s left many traces throughout the ages, but none of these clues lead directly to King Solomon.
    If only there were someone who had met the King of Magic directly, we could perhaps parley with Solomon, or investigate him further, but I doubt there are any convenient witnesses to be found. All we can do is make guesses about him with the limited information we have.

    1.Um… We’ve seen the King of Magic.
    2.Well… We’re acquainted with the King of Magic.

    Holmes:
    ! So you were the critical reference I needed! By all means, tell me everything!
    What did he look like? What did he sound like? What style of magic did he use? And above all…
    …Above all, I want to hear your direct impression of him.
    Incongruity. Yes, that’s the word. Anything you noticed off about him will be key.
    Please, try and remember. Any trifle is valuable, no matter how small. Did you notice anything strange about the King of Magic?

    1.I remember what he looked like, but…
    2.Come to think of it, something was…

    [1] Mash:
    I remember too, but I can’t match up my memories… My visual memory of him feels like it’s smothered in noise…

    [2] Holmes:
    Yes, something was…?
    1.There was one thing about his appearance…
    2.It felt like he wasn’t complete…

    Holmes:
    Something incomplete… Something incomplete, eh? If someone meeting the King of Magic for the first time felt that, then…
    It must be something unintentional, so subtle as to make one think, “oh?” in unconscious confusion.

    Miss Kyrielight. Could I ask you to sketch the suspect?
    I want you to draw the King of Magic that you saw. Normally, even this minor act would trigger a punitive curse, but we are in the Atlas Academy. Its countermeasures against external curses are likely impervious. There is no danger to you.

    Mash:
    Understood. Drawing isn’t my specialty, but I’ll do my best to get his form down on paper.
    And… if you don’t mind, Mister Holmes, I’d like to offer my opinion as well.
    It isn’t the same incongruity that Senpai mentioned, but the King of Magic we encountered felt unstable in his words and actions. That’s what stood out to me.
    His moods swung from violent to calm, and there were times he was completely indifferent to us.
    To me, the changes all felt very sudden…

    Holmes:
    Hm. Describe it in detail. What was your dialogue like?


    Holmes:
    I see. Thank you, Miss Kyrielight.
    That information was truly beneficial. It was enough to give me a slight grasp on the true nature of the King of Magic.

    Mash:
    Y-You’re welcome. The honor was mine.

    Holmes:
    From your encounter, I believe that the King of Magic’s personality resembles a kind of mirror.

    Mash:
    A mirror?

    Holmes:
    Yes. A mirror that reflects those who stand before it. It reflects the personalities of the people talking to it.
    If a disorderly person is speaking, he becomes vulgar…
    And if an intelligent person speaks, he answers seriously.
    He answers savagery with cruelty, and calm with serenity.
    I doubt that he lacks a self. This isn’t also the same as having multiple personalities.
    It is likely that the King of Magic possesses multiple attributes. Or rather, an excessive number of them. That appears to be who he is.

    1.Oh, so when Mordred was violent…
    2.Oh, so when Andersen was a jackass…

    Mash:
    But he also said that he was indifferent to us, and that life had no meaning.
     I don’t think there was anybody there who was thinking that.

    Holmes:
    There’s the rub. That is what I find frightening, Miss Kyrielight.
    “Indifference to humans” is one of the truths about the King of Magic.
    After all, he has already annihilated humanity. He is unlike the Lion King currently attempting to destroy this era.
    He’s already won. He showed himself because victory was in his grasp.
    Of course he would feel indifferent to us. He has already moved on to his next endeavor.
    For example, imagine that there is a desk here. On top of the desk is a plan titled “Human Order Incineration.”
    He has long since completed that work, and is sitting at the next desk.
    Normally, that would be the end of it. Humanity should not have the option to fight him.
    But a miracle happened. It goes without saying that I mean all of you at Chaldea.
    A slim, blank space on the now unoccupied desk.

    Mash:
    …You’re saying that the King of Magic is indifferent to us because the incineration of the human order is a task he already completed?

    Holmes:
    Right. It would be more accurate to say that he is busy with his current work.
    I am afraid to learn what that new endeavor is.
    Listen, my friends. This is what we call a perfect crime.
    There was no one who could prevent it. We’ve been completely outplayed.
    A detective’s job begins after the crime has occurred… After victims appear.
    Even if we can shed light on the truth behind the crime, there is no way to reverse the deed.
    But you are different, Mister Gudao. You alone have the power to defy this rule.
    The King of Magic doesn’t believe that you can, and that is the sole weakness in his diabolical atrocity.


    Holmes:
    Rejoice, my friends. We’re almost at the core. Many answers await us ahead.
    The Old Man of the Mountain sent you here for two reasons.
    The first concerns this singularity. You are here to acquire information on the Lion King’s goals and holy lance.
    The second has to do with all seven singularities. In short, it relates to one aspect of the mystery behind the incineration of the human order.
    I am prepared to help you answer both of these questions. But before that…

    [alarm]
    1.Before that, we have to clear out these defenses, right?
    2.Right on time!

    Holmes:
    No. I have a warning. Rather, a declaration.
    The greatest reason I have come to you now is because Chaldea’s eyes cannot reach this place.
    I will say this while I can. I do not trust Doctor Roman.

    [battle]


    Mash:
    So this is the core of Atlas… There’s a sky in this underground chamber, Master!

    Bedivere:
    A space large enough to contain a town… To think someone could build such a massive cavern underground…
    This indeed seems to be an academy. It contains all the things people need to live.
    I’m sure the students find it wholesome as well, even if that sky is man-made.

    Holmes:
    Furthermore, those obelisks in the center are the Atlas Academy’s greatest storage media, the pseudo-spiritronic processor Trihermes.

    1.This is the… original?
    2.Now that you mention it, this construction…!

    [1] Holmes:
    That’s right. What you have in Chaldea is nothing more than a copy of this.
    It is photonic crystal, which has even been called Philosopher’s Stone. It is an out-of-place artifact impossible for current terrestrial science to create.

    [2] Mash:
    You’re right! It’s the same as the control room in Chaldea!
    Though… most of it is buried in sand…

    Holmes:
    Now, I’ve already acquired access rights. Normally, one would ask the staff for assistance…
    But as you can see, we are in a completely unoccupied ruin. With apologies to its owners, we will have to use it ourselves.

    Mash:
    …Yes. I wonder why the staff is absent, though.
    The entrance is buried in sand, but the facility seems to be in working order-

    Holmes:
    The reason is obvious — this is the Atlas Academy of 2016. It is from your era.

    Mash:
    The Atlas Academy of our time… Oh! Da Vinci mentioned that.
    She said there was another temporal aberration within the Egyptian territory, already removed from this time period.
    So this is what she meant!

    Holmes:
    Indeed. The magi have been incinerated, but the academy itself remains.
    Now, then. Let us proceed to the main topic. All events are recorded in Trihermes.
    Though we, not being Atlas alchemists, may be unable to learn all of that information…
    Unadulterated truth… We should be able to find what we need if we look for the outcomes alone. We’ll see the outcomes of the mathematical operations, at least.

    1.What are you looking for?
    2.It isn’t nice to spy on people, you know.

    [1] Holmes:
    I’m ashamed to say that I need records which even I cannot recall. I seek the document of a certain, secret event.

    [2] Holmes:
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha! That’s not it at all. I’m interested in the honest truth!
    There’s not a speck of guilt on my conscience, nope! The truth excites me, not the ecology of private individuals!

    Holmes:
    Now, Trihermes, bird that soars through the afterlife! Answer my query!
    I seek an incident that has been erased from all records. Show me the unabridged record of the Holy Grail War that took place in Japan, in the year 2004!

    Mash:
    The Holy Grail War!? You mean Singularity X?
    T-The Director did say that a ritual called the Holy Grail War took place in Singularity X, but…
    Do you mean that the truth of humanity’s incineration- That the spark was lit there!?

    Holmes:
    No, it didn’t begin there. But it is an important factor.
    The Holy Grail War is a grand ritual in which Heroic Spirits are summoned and made to fight each other, after which the surviving Master and Servant obtain the Holy Grail.
    You know that much, Mister Gudao?
    Good. Now, it really did happen. And the final occurrence was in 2004, in the Japanese city Fuyuki.
    I investigated the records of this war, but despite my efforts, I learned nothing about its course or its conclusion.
    All I could find was data on the beginning of the Holy Grail War; nothing but a list of the seven magi that gathered to fight in the war.
    And, one of those individuals is known to you. Rather, his daughter, I should say.

    1.Could it be…
    2.Chaldea’s previous director…?

    Holmes:
    That’s right. I speak of Olga-Marie Animusphere’s father, the late Director of Chaldea.
    He was a Lord of the Clock Tower who traveled to Japan in secret and fought in that blood-soaked ritual.
    His name is…

    …Hm. The results are back. It’s kind of sad that it doesn’t make any noise.
    But, I’m glad to see that they were within my estimates. Now, one of my questions has been answered.
    In 2004, the Holy Grail War took place in Japan. Its victor was Marisbilly Animusphere.
    Trihermes recorded that he killed six magi and obtained the omnipotent wishing machine known as the Holy Grail.


    Mash:
    He… obtained the Holy Grail?
    Before the human order was incinerated… before rei-shifting had been developed?

    Holmes:
    Yes. The record goes on. Marisbilly brought an assistant with him to the war.
    In the year following the Holy Grail War, this person received a special invitation to join the staff of Chaldea.
    It was unheard of for someone to become the head of the medical facility at age 22. So much that I would hesitate to call him a normal human being.

    1.The head of the medical facility…
    2.………

    Mash:
    Romani Archiman?
    The Doctor… knew the previous director before coming to Chaldea?

    Holmes:
    Yes. What’s even stranger is that Romani Archiman’s history is completely unknown.
    No matter how deeply I looked, I could find no records on him before the Holy Grail War. If we used Hermes, we could probably dig something up, but we simply don’t have time to sift through personnel files on billions of individuals, which change every year.
    That is why I don’t trust Doctor Roman. Without a doubt, he is a human, and no magus, yet…
    He is hiding something. It is something extraordinary. Something close to the truth of all this.

    Mash:
    ……

    Sanzang:
    Umm… Can I ask something?
    I’m not trying to complain that I’m tired of keeping quiet all this time, but…
    You said that Marisbilly guy got the Holy Grail, right?
    What did he wish for?

    Holmes:
    Unfortunately, Hermes has no record of his wish. It only shows the results.
    According to Hermes, Marisbilly flourished as a magus after the war.
    In the Clock Tower, Chaldea and the Animusphere family’s theories had heretofore been regarded as abstract and impractical.
    But, a string of successes reversed the Animusphere’s fortunes. The Heroic Spirit summoning system was established.
    Virtual experiments were conducted that allowed one to not only observe the future, but to interact with different time periods through rei-shifting.
    Around 2004, Chaldea, previously a mere astronomical observatory, was built into a research facility.

    Conventional reasoning would conclude that Marisbilly wished for prosperity.
    He had no reason to wish for the incineration of the human order. According to documents, his personality was “hard-working.”
    He had ordinary desires, ordinary envy, and he loved ordinary fortune. That’s the kind of man he was.
    In that case, he may have been manipulated by a third party, or perhaps he unintentionally trod on a land mine.

    Mash:
    A third party… Might that be Professor Lev?

    Holmes:
    Lev Reynol was assigned to Chaldea in 1999, coinciding with the technology transfer for Observation Lens Shiva.
    He was a pawn of the King of Magic. There is no doubt about that.
    …This is the part that vexes me most, to be honest. Lev joined Chaldea with an agenda in mind.
    In that case, it would mean that there was a problem at Chaldea before the Holy Grail War in 2004.
    It’s possible that for Marisbilly, the 2004 Holy Grail War was just a career move which had nothing to do with incineration of humanity.
    If true, I hate to admit it, but… It brings up the question of Romani Archiman.
    We are left with an enigma whose activities are unknown, who is unrelated to the case, and who is a trivial nuisance that might as well not exist.

    Sanzang:
    What the heck!? That’s so sketchy!

    1.Sounds just like Roman!
    2.A mystery man that might as well not exist!

    Mash:
    Yes, how very like the Doctor!

    Holmes:
    In my view, he may well be an important player in this case.
    Take caution in what you share with him going forward. He cannot be trusted until his secrets are revealed.
    At the minimum, Romani Archiman knew about the conclusion of the Holy Grail War, and kept that information from you.


    Holmes:
    …Now, that’s all I wanted to know. It’s your turn now. But before that…
    While I was looking through records on Chaldea, I found an answer for Miss Kyrielight.
    I apologize for going off on a tangent, but do you mind?

    Mash:
    An answer for me…?
    Oh, do you mean what we talked about earlier? The true name of the Heroic Spirit that granted me powers?

    Holmes:
    Indeed I do! I suspected the truth, but held back because I had no proof…
    But now I can tell you with confidence. Are you ready to hear it, Miss Kyrielight?

    Bedivere:
    Wait. Lady Mash needs to discover that herself. It is not for us to say-

    Holmes:
    No! I will reveal it! Everybody’s figured it out already, anyway!
    Only a fool turns one’s back on the truth. Is Miss Kyrielight a fool?
    Absolutely not! Emphatically not, Sir Bedivere! What are you afraid of, in the first place!?
    So what if nothing changes once she knows her true name? So what if she can’t activate her Noble Phantasm after hearing its name?
    I declare that your misgivings are needless! After all…
    Mash Kyrielight’s spirit is already whole! Her fears will not change whether or not she has a Noble Phantasm!
    Therefore! Even if she cannot use her Noble Phantasm, she will never cease to rise to the occasion!
    She will be brave and fight to the end, for the one thing she believes in!

    Mash:
    [speechless]

    Bedivere:
    [also speechless]

    Holmes:
    …Pardon me. I lost myself in the moment. May I reveal his name now, Miss?
    The name of the Heroic Spirit who bequeathed to you a new destiny, and saved your life.

    Mash:
    …Master, do you mind?

    1.Go ahead.
    2.Too bad Roman isn’t here.

    Mash:
    …Yes. I would have liked for this moment to be a bit more special.

    Please tell me, Mister Holmes. My true name. The name of this shield.

    Holmes:
    Very well. Then, I shall work my way to the truth, as a detective should.
    To begin with, how did Chaldea stabilize its Heroic Spirit summoning system?
    It was thanks to something which gathers Heroic Spirits.
    Once, there was a gathering of heroes. A ritual of oaths, called the Round Table.
    Chaldea processed that holy relic, used it as a summoning catalyst, and buried it within a compound body.
    Do you understand, Mister Gudao? The weapon she wields looks like a shield, yet it is not.
    The first Servant you contracted with would become the foundation upon which many Heroic Spirits would gather.

    1.I knew it, somehow.
    2.It’s totally a Round Shield.

    Holmes:
    A clever pun, to be sure. I applaud Chaldea’s engineers for this feat.
    She holds the core around which the Round Table was built — the sacred Round Shield.

    Hear me, Miss Kyrielight.
    The second Heroic Spirit summoned in 2010 was Chaldea’s only successful Heroic Spirit fusion trial.
    He decried Chaldea’s brutal experiments, but remained in the world to keep his host alive. Then, after the bombing of Chaldea, he entrusted her with all he had.

    Your Heroic Spirit’s name is Galahad.

    He was a sacred knight of the Round Table, and the only knight to succeed in his quest for the Holy Grail.

    Mash:
    Galahad, of the Round Table…

    [Mash falls]

    1.Mash!?
    2.Are you okay!?

    Mash:
    Y-Yes… My legs felt weak, so I sat down…
    But, I don’t feel pain, or surprise.
    I’m just… very happy.
    I finally know the name of the person who believed in me, and saved my life…
    I’m just… so, so happy right now.
    Have I done his name justice…?

    Holmes:
    See, didn’t I tell you? That’s just the sort of girl she is.
    She would never forget her gratitude. Do you think her someone that would be disappointed in her savior?

    Bedivere:
    …Truly, you were right. Galahad chose well.
    Even in a different age, and among a different people, he would surely entrust his legacy to someone like himself.


    Holmes:
    Well, I will leave the awakening of the Noble Phantasm to Mister Gudao.
    Hermes is in poor condition. I believe it only has one search remaining before it loses power.

    …I should apologize, as well.
    I succumbed to the temptation of making it run background searches on the number of unsolved cases left in the world…

    Mash:
    Mister Holmes!?

    Fou:
    Foh!

    Holmes:
    Not to worry, it will function properly one more time. I am a man who never lets the truth escape.
    You need to know about the Lion King’s holy lance Rhongomyniad.
    Of course, I have heard of the artifact before, but this will be my first time learning of its nature.

    Hermes, show us its true value.
    ……
    …I see.

    Mash:
    (Senpai, I think it’s finished searching. Hermes sure is handy.)

    Fou:
    Foh. Foh.

    Holmes:
    Sir Bedivere, how much do you know of the holy lance?

    Bedivere:
    Nothing in detail. The king had several other treasures aside from the holy sword.
    The holy lance Rhongomyniad was one of these. The knights of the Round Table never learned its particular details.
    However, Merlin did refer to it the “Tower of the End.”
    He called it a pillar of light far across the sea to the west of Britain. A tower that stands at the World’s End, beyond the horizon.

    Sanzang:
    A tower? But it’s a spear, right? Both of them are really long… so which one is it?

    Bedivere:
    That is beyond my ken… Master Holmes?

    Holmes:
    There are two holy lances, Miss Sanzang.
    One is a gigantic tower that pierces this world. That is the essence of the holy lance, given form.
    We were told that “the holy lance stands tall.” It actually is a tower, but it is out of human reach.
    After all, it is at the World’s End. Thus, it is eternally distant.
    The Tower stands beyond the world of humans, always watching over it.

    Tawara Touta:
    Hm, a tower with a commanding view reserved for the gods and Buddha, you say?

    Holmes:
    The other lance is in the hands of the Lion King. That one is like a shadow the Tower dropped onto the earth.
    It is like a personal weapon that allows one to wield the powers and Authority of the Tower.

    Mash:
    So the Tower is the main body, and the lance is its remote terminal?

    Holmes:
    A satisfactory example, Miss Kyrielight.
    The Tower stands at the end of the world, and its administrator wields the lance.
    The question is, why does the Tower pierce the planet?
    There is a theory that our world — the human world — is nothing more than one of the textured layers that wrap the surface of the planet, like a carpet.
    To the planet, this is the consciousness of the intelligent lifeforms that reign supreme. In other words, our physical laws.
    The “carpet” that maintains the laws of physics is our world. It is stitched to the planet so that it does not peel away.
    This seems to be the phenomenon called the Tower of the End. It is also not limited to Britain.
    There are multiple such pillars located throughout the world. One is the holy lance in the hands of the Lion King.

    Bedivere:
    So that’s the meaning behind the Tower of the End. The king held such a terrifying relic for years…

    Sanzang:
    It’s like a pagoda that people offer their faith in the Buddha to, right? I get it!
    But what does that have to do with the Holy City? What’s the Lion King planning to do with the Tower?

    Holmes:
    …It’s likely that the Lion King intends to use the holy lance as the Tower.
    The Lion King built the Holy City into a utopia, and gathered selected humans.
    Not merely pure humans, but humans that will perform correctly under any circumstance.
    According to Hermes’ calculations, the holy lance can absorb five hundred souls.
    The Holy City was built atop the Holy Land in a single night. You may think it an impossible feat, but the truth is simple.
    That city is the lance itself. The people brought to the city are meant to be stored within the lance.
    The Lion King claimed that the pure humans would be protected, but the truth is that they’ve been sealed within so that they cannot escape.

    Bedivere:
    Impossible! That city is Camelot. It differs in small ways, but it is the castle of the Round Table.
    It couldn’t possibly be used for such evil ends!

    Mash:
    No, Mister Holmes is right. That isn’t Camelot.
    It’s true that Camelot was a castle built by the fairies. It also appeared in a single night.
    But that… is different. I’ve felt something frightening since I first saw it…
    It’s the outer shell of the holy lance Rhongomyniad. It can’t be something that helps people.

    Bedivere:
    Then… what about the people in the city? Under the king’s protection, are they forced into a life of oppression?

    Holmes:
    It is no matter of life or death. Everyone in the Holy City will be absorbed into the lance.
    The holy lance is similar to the Atlas Institute. It is a shelter, Sir Bedivere.
    Yet, it is no place to live. All within are processed as elements required for good humans.
    Eventually, the Holy City will converge into a single tower. Only a compressed hell awaits those within the tower.
    The people were not gathered to live in a utopia. They were collected as ideal samples of humanity.
    Samples to be overseen by the Lion King for eternity. An example of humanity’s value, to be displayed in a show window.

    Bedivere:
    No!!! This is too disgusting to be the work of humans!

    Sanzang:
    ……

    Tawara Touta:
    …I cannot judge whether the Lion King’s actions are good or evil. The king is protecting her own people. That is without doubt.

    Sanzang:
    Of course it’s wrong! What are you talking about, Touta!?

    Tawara Touta:
    Let me finish! The Holy City will go into the Tower.
    What happens next? It’s obvious. The Holy City will disappear, and so will the Lion King’s army.
    At the very least, the mountain people will no longer fight the Lion King. The Lion King will have shut herself away, along with her ideals.

    Sanzang:
    Oh… I get it. The fighting will end, then. For a while, at least.
    “I will protect only the people of my land.” The Lion King is following that policy all the way through…

    Holmes:
    That would be optimal. I agree with Mister Tawara.
    …That is, if it only went as far as Hermes’ analysis.

    Mash:
    …There’s more to it, isn’t there? The Lion King’s Holy Selection has a deeper meaning to it.

    Holmes:
    Yes. The Lion King will turn the Holy City into the Tower of the End. You all know the implications of that, I’m sure.
    The creation of the Tower will turn its surroundings into the World’s End.
    In exchange for creating a complete world known as the Tower, the world outside of the tower will disappear.
    The Lion King is not only protecting the people of her own country. She intends to discard everything aside from her people.

    And, that destruction has already begun.
    This singularity is an exception among exceptions because it is already a place that exists nowhere in the world.

    Sanzang:
    …Oh. There’s nothing beyond the desert because this era is already cut off from the rest of history…

    Holmes:
    Correct, Miss Sanzang.
    The party who both created this singularity and is now attempting to destroy it has long since ceased to be the King of Magic.
    It is the godlike Lion King, going so far as to sacrifice a cornerstone of the Human Order in the quest to create an ideal city.

    Sanzang:
    ………


    Bedivere:
    Everyone, let us return to the surface. We cannot afford to delay.
    We must gain entrance to the Holy City before the lance is complete, and ascertain the Lion King’s intentions.

    Sanzang:
    I agree with Bedivere. Now we know why the skeleton boss sent us here.
     Let’s hurry and meet up with the other skeleton folks. We need to tell them what we learned.
    …Huh? But why didn’t the boss just tell everyone back then? It would have saved us a lot of time…

    Tawara Touta:
    Gudao needed to come here. Perhaps, to this desert, rather than this academy.
    You can’t always depend on the aid of others. Even the first Old Man of the Mountain can only do so much.
    Gudao still has something to accomplish in this land. That might be why we were really sent here.

    Holmes:
    [laughs]

    Tawara Touta:
    Hm? What’s so funny, detective?

    Holmes:
    Sorry. Was I laughing?
    If so, it’s because your words were so full of implication. I couldn’t contain myself.

    [later. alarms in the tunnels]

    Sanzang:
    Wait, there’s more of them on the way back!?

    Holmes:
    Of course. And this time, they won’t compare to what we’ve faced before.
    Exit is not permitted at Atlas Academy. I said that, remember?
    This will be our final battle in this lost underworld. Fight as wildly as you please!

    [battle]

    Mash:
    Senpai, I can see light at the end of the tunnel! It’s sunlight!

    Bedivere:
    Our return was swift. It’s all thanks to Master Holmes.

    Holmes:
    Elementary, my friends. One cannot rely solely on visual memory when entering the labyrinth.
    One must draw a concrete mental map while traversing the premises.

    1.Impressive, detective!
    2.Thanks, Holmes.

    Holmes:
    Hm. I’m glad I was of help in the end. And this is where we part ways, my friends.

    Mash:
    So… you can’t trust Chaldea after all?

    Holmes:
    Hrm. Chaldea does have its mysteries, but I am after a different quarry.
    Its name is Phantom-
    Ah, well, this isn’t really the time. I shall take my leave here, Mister Gudao.

    First, let me leave you with a problem to think about. It is the simplest question concerning the incineration of the Human Order.
    I’ve been thinking. Why did it originate in the year 2016?

    Mash:
    Eh?

    Holmes:
    Hasn’t anyone else considered the question? The King of Magic incinerated human history itself.
    That’s just it. If he had done it at the start of the Common Era, the world should have ended without you ever being born.
    But he began in 2016. The burning started in 2016, and traced its way into the past.
    It was a flame that sparked in your 2016, and burned from there into the past.
    Why did he do that? I considered the question, and came to one conclusion.

    There must be a reason why the King of Magic had to wait until 2016. Let us suppose, for argument’s sake, that he is located in 1000 B.C.E.
    About 3000 years of history must pass between 1000 B.C.E. and 2016 C.E. And, he needed to burn all of this.
    Do you understand? The King of Magic didn’t destroy merely because he wanted to.
    There was a need to destroy. The conclusion may be the same, but we cannot ignore this distinction.

    1.It isn’t because he hates humanity?
    2.Come to think of it, “indifference” means…

    Holmes:
    Right. Hostility cannot exist alongside indifference.
    …However, this is where my contemplations become troubling. I mean my suspicions about the possible reasons, of course.
     One hypothesis, which I mentioned, is that there is some significance in the length of time between 2016 and the distant past.
    …Another, is that there is something beyond 2016 which even King Solomon could not see.

    Solomon possesses clairvoyance that allows him to peer in to the future.
     If there is something beyond that date which even he couldn’t see…
    1.…Maybe the future never existed to begin with?
    2.What if doesn’t exist because he destroyed it?

    [1] Holmes:
    I arrived at the same conclusion. I pray that we’re wrong.

    [2] Holmes:
    Yes, that is the simplest answer. I hope that’s the case.

    Holmes:
    Well, my friends, I shall take my leave here! The next time we meet, let me think…
    Let it be in a bustling city, rather than a wasteland! I look forward to working together again in a city worthy of London!

    第14節 秘匿の研究



    ホームズ
    そもそもアトラス院とは何なのか?
    いい疑問だ、ミスぐだ子。
    それはエジプトにあるもう一つのアトラス山に根付いた、錬金術師たちの学院だ。
    別名を巨人の穴倉という。
    魔術協会、その三大部門の一つ、
    蓄積と計測の院。
    中世から主流となった現代錬金術とは異なる、
    魔術の祖、世界の理を解明する錬金術師の集団だった。
    彼らは魔術師でありながら、魔術回路の乏(とぼ)しい学徒たちだったと聞く。
    当然の帰結として、彼らは神秘を学ぶ過程において魔力に頼らず、多くの道具に頼った。
    その在り方は科学技術による発展に近かった。
    疑似霊子……
    魂を観測可能なエネルギーとして扱い、
    魔術回路を持つ生命、ホムンクルスを創造した。


  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Melty Blood Block C: 2/The Alchemist of Atlas - Extra Alchemist
  11. Melty Blood Block A: 1/Meeting and Return - enter
  12. [v] Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Sialim Eltnam Re-Atlasia [Person's name], p.184

    Sialim Eltnam Re-Atlasia [Person's name]
    Rani's teacher. The last alchemist and the one who created Rani. After sending Rani to the moon, she succumbed to disease.
    As an Atlasian alchemist she was devoted only to her own research, but in the end as a human being, she made Rani and fell into eternal slumber.
    Why she ordered Rani to go to the moon was to see whether it was possible for not just alchemists but for humanity to continue existing in the cyber world, which would mean having to give up their physical bodies.
    Unlike other magi, the Atlasian alchemists do not have the objective of evolving into a higher state of existence. The top priority of Atlas is to avoid the future of destruction. Essentially, this means that it's okay for humanity to change or decline as a species if it means surviving, and she stuck to that thinking.
    As one manifestation of that side of her, she also left Rani with the cold order of incinerating the Moon Cell along with herself if it proved to be a monster that couldn't be controlled.
    In EXTRA, Rani might have referred to her as a gheh, but, sorry, just forget that happened.
    Also, there might have been something about Sialim having a twin elder sister who died at birth.

    シアリム・エルトナム・レイアトラシア【人名】
    ラニの師匠。ラ二一を鋳造した最後の錬金術師。
    ラニを月に送り出した後、病死していろ。
    アトラスの錬金術師として自己の研究にのみ沒頭していたが、最後に“人問として” ラニを作り出し、永眠した。
    彼女がラ二に「月に行きなさい」と命じるのは、自分たちを含めた人類にとって、肉体を捨てる事になる電脳世界に人類存続の可能性はあるのか、 と見極めるためでもあったどか。
    アトラフスの錬金術師は他の魔術師たちとは違い、“生命体として高次の段階ヘ の進化”を目的としていない。
    アトラスの最優先事項は “滅びの未来を回避する”こと一占。要は長く生き延びられるのなら、種として変休・退行てもかまわない、という考えであり、彼女もその思相を守り通したのだろう。
    ……その一端として、「ム一ンセルが手に負えない怪物なら、自身ごと焼却せよ」という冷酷な命令も残している。EXTRAではラニが「師父」どか言っていた気がするが、すまん、忘れろ。また、シアリムには出産時、死に別れた双子の姉がいたとかなんとか。.

  13. The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Volume 1: The Man Who Devoured God - Chapter 2
  14. The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Volume 1: The Man Who Devoured God - Chapter 3
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Prologue
  16. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 6: case. Atlas' contract (Upper)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3
    [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Alchemist of Atlas [Term], p.060

    Alchemist of Atlas [Term]
    Alchemists affiliated with the Atlas Institute.
    They specialize in thought partitioning and thought acceleration, techniques that make use of the human body as an arithmetic unit.
    Their way of thinking concerning their body (flesh) is also unique. That is, they do not believe that the brain exists to control the body, but rather that the body exists solely so that the brain may function more effectively.
    If you just want a mathematical prodigy, there's no need for an alchemist – an engineer would do just fine. What sets apart an alchemist is that for them, the human body in its entirety (body, mind, and soul) is a unit for calculating, executing, and nurturing events.
    Also, they typically have very few magic circuits, the proof that one is a magus. Though this means that on their own they cannot use nature interference sorceries at all, they're perfectly okay with that. As far as they're concerned, there's no need to be strong themselves, because they can just make up for it by creating the strongest weapons.

    アトラスの錬金術師【用語】
    アトラス院に所属する錬金術師。
    思考分割、高速思考、と人体を演算装置として用いる術に特化している。
    身体(肉体)に対する考え方も独特で、脳が身体をコントロールするのではなく、脳をよりよく機能させる為に肉体がある、と考えている。
    単純な演算能力の怪物を生み出すだけなら錬金術師である必要はなく、技術者になればいいだけだ。彼らにとって人体とは“肉体·精神·魂の三位含めて計算、実践、成長するに優れた個体”なのである。
    また、魔術師にとって明確な機能の証明となる魔術回路数が少ないのも特徴。単体では自然干渉系の魔術はまったく使えないのだが、彼らはそれを良しとしている。曰く、「最強である必要はない。最強である物を作ればいいだけなのだから」

  18. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Barrel Replica [Weapon name], p.050

    Barrel Replica [Weapon name]
    The mystic code possessed by Sion. A replica of the Black Barrel, one of the seven superweapons on display at the Atlas Institute. It is a conceptual armament of "natural lifespan", which demonstrates a toxin (attack power) in proportion to the predestined span of the target's life.
    Sion uses this Barrel Replica in her Arc Drive, but it seems that she isn't utilizing its original function.
    Also, though she discharges the energy horizontally in her Last Arc, Barrel Replica Obelisk, she is able to avoid being blown back by the recoil by anchoring her body to the ground with Etherlite.

    バレルレプリカ【武器名】
    シオンが持つ魔術礼装。アトラス院に展示される七大兵器の一つ、ブラックバレルの模造品。“天寿”の概念武装であり、その生命の寿命に比例した毒素(攻撃力)を発揮する。
    シオンのアークドライブはこのバレルレプリカを用いたものだが、本来の機能は発揮されていないようだ。
    ラストアークであるバレルレプリカ·オベリスクは横方向に力を放出するのだが、反動で吹き飛ばないように体をエーテライトで固定している。

  19. Gudaguda Event 4 translation by fallacies
  20. Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Rani VIII
  21. [v] Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Mana Depletion [Circumstances], p.211

    Mana Depletion [Circumstances]
    Overcount 1999. In 1970, a ritual performed in a certain local city in England in 1970 set off the depletion of the Earth's magic energy filling its atmosphere.
    It caused a pole shift, a crustal movement of global magnitude later to be called the Great Collapse.
    Having survived through two periods of decline – the end of the Age of Gods and the beginning of the AD calendar – magecraft finally became a fairy tale of the past.
    In the EXTRA world, all that remains of the old world magi are the Atlasian alchemists of Egypt.

    魔力枯渇【事柄】

  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Melty Blood Act Cadenza - Sion's Ending
  23. [v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Family lineage of Magus, p.046

    Family lineage of Magus
    Great magic families

    Family name or Representative
    Attributes
    Explanation
    Tohsaka Conversion -
    Makiri Absorption -
    Einzbern Flow and transfer of power Magic attribute that Einzbern magi are skilled in. They are specialized at the transmutation and creation of materials, that is, alchemy, using this attribute, and are highly skilled in the production of homunculi. Illya often uses magic, using the attribute of transferring, to move the consciousness of others to something else.
    Edelfelt Conversion Family from Finland. Like Tohsaka, prefer jewels magic, which uses the attribute of conversion.
    Barthomeloi Almighty Old line even in the Magic Association. One of the families of the rulers, the Lords. Embodiments of perfectionism and aristrocracy.
    Milyonecalion Prosperity One of the top magi in the magic world, known also by the name "Giver of All Sealing Designations" (or other way around?). Details are unknown.
    Jewel Killer Halting One of the remarkable magi in history, affiliated with the Sea of Estray, the mysterious prototype of the Magic Association.
    Hermes Silis Atlasia Future Magus from one of the divisions of the Magic Association, the Atlas Institute, the association for the magi and alchemists of Egypt.
  24. Only the spelling of her last name is shown in Melty Blood Back Alley Alliance – Nightmare.
  25. [v] Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Virtual Spiritron Computer [Circumstances], p.173

    Virtual Spiritron Computer [Circumstances]
    A supercomputer completed using spiritrons created by the magical theory of virtual spiritrons. An apparatus capable of fast processing by defining the soul of the machine and making use of its spiritrons.
    A parallel concurrent processor which mobilizes “something” in a parallel world, mainly revolving around the soul on a higher plane.
    (me-is it just me or does this cover both the second and third magics at the same time)
    The first model was completed in 1980.
    Its processing power was equal in magnitude to the quantum computer which was planned to be completed in 2030 or greater (the quantum computer project itself was frozen in 1999 by the Western European conglomerate).
    It was with the backup of the virtual spiritron computer that the exploratory probe from the UN-led mission ?- that humanity was able to infiltrate the moon.
    Aside from a direct invitation from the moon cell, it is also possible to “drop” into the moon with a cheap interface, so long as you give your consent, though what awaits you is a death game where those other than the victor cannot come back alive.

    疑似霊子コンピューター【事柄】

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