Also known as:
Solomon ibn Gabirol
Avicebron (アヴィケブロン, Avikeburon?), also known as Caster of "Black" ("黒"のキャスター, "Kuro" no Kyasutā?), is the Caster-class Servant of Roche Frain Yggdmillennia of the Black Faction in the Great Holy Grail War of Fate/Apocrypha. He also becomes the proxy Master of Berserker of Red after capturing him. He is summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders of Fate/Grand Order.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Role
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Development
- 5 References
Profile[edit | edit source]
Identity[edit | edit source]
Also known as Solomon ibn Gabirol (ソロモン・イブン・ガビーロール, Soromon ibun Gabīrōru?), a eleventh-century poet and philosopher. He was born in Malaga, Spain, and although he did not have the glory of a knight or king or the recognition of having produced works of art that would prosper for thousands of years, he coined the name of an entire thaumaturgical system, Kabbalah, and was one of the starting points of the process leading up to the European Renaissance through bringing Greco-Arabic and Jewish lore and enlightenment to the cultural circles of Europe. He is recognized as a "hero" who heavily influenced both the history of the world and thaumaturgy.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Avicebron wears a featureless mask without openings for eyes or a mouth, a full-body suit, and a blue mantle. Due to the mask he wore, it was impossible to tell whether he was afraid or even felt any emotion at all.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Avicebron is noted to be eccentric, and he sometimes does not speak even when addressed, simply nodding in affirmation. He had a poor constitution and pessimistic bent in life, so he had been reluctant to come in contact with other people. He was able to hold conversation with others, but never placed any emotion into the exchange. Due to his specialty in a single type of thaumaturgy as a magus, he never had worries about the miscellaneous chores of his abode. His wish was to complete his Noble Phantasm, Golem Keter Malkuth.
As a Servant Caster, he is likely a type that is difficult to handle. It should be possible to understand that this is also due a side of his that mercilessly tramples anyone underfoot so long it is for the sake of realising his dream. Having a poor health, he often suffered from some sort of illness - among which a skin disease was particularly serious. Maybe because of that, it has been said that he was gloomy and pessimistic. In this work, one can peek in his heart by the manner how he never takes off his mask to show his face.
In Fate/Grand Order he is summomed to help the suffering people of Yaga Russia during the events of "Cosmos in the Lostbest 1: Anastasia: The Permafrost Empire". Here he sacrifices himself to power his golem stating that this is penance for betraying and murdering his previous child master, entrusting it to Ritsuka when they confront Ivan the Terrible in his beast form.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
- Roche Frain Yggdmillennia
- Roche refers to him as master (先生, sensei?) out of respect. Avicebron is impressed with Roche's passion for golems, when he gave advice to Roche, he would immediately try to correct those points and aim to make them better. If Roche had existed in Avicebron's lifetime, Roche might have been able to serve as his pupil with his outstanding talent. Roche is similarly cynical, but the two have a good working relationship. However Avicebron is bad with children due to his poor health in his lifetime and never having any contact with children, and a situation where a child adored and idolized him like this was simply baffling and uncomfortable for him. Avicebron liked that there was a family lineage that still continued to pass on the mysteries of golem-making that he and his forefathers had created. Although Roche is an ideal Master for him, he seems to have plans of his own, noting that it is only ideal for the time being. Later on, Avicebron murders his master to activate his Noble Phantasm, a decision he regrets that weighs heavily on his conscience. This incident would scar Avicebron's Saint Graph so deeply that even in future summonings where his memories of Roche have faded, he is plagued by guilt over his actions.
Role[edit | edit source]
Fate/Apocrypha[edit | edit source]
Beginning Stages of the War[edit | edit source]
Caster is summoned by Roche two months before the Holy Grail War, around the same time as Lancer of Black. They spend the majority of their time manufacturing golems as a war force within their workshop in the Fortress of Millennia. He is busy designing his Noble Phantasm, so it takes him longer to prepare for the multiple summoning ritual to bring forth the remaining Servants. Appearing silently before Roche's side, they watch the ritual and then return to their work.
Darnic meets with Caster to discuss the arrival of materials for golems, and he is told that they had just arrived after having been delayed due to the conflict with the Mage's Association. They also discuss Caster's Noble Phantasm, Golem Keter Malkuth, and the need for a core. As Darnic recommends being more prudent in their selection, Caster agrees he has been hasty in his need to complete it, deciding to refine its material components so that the core can be inserted afterward. Roche arrives with the delivered materials as Darnic leaves, and Caster continues his instructions on golem construction.
With the scouting of Kairi Sisigou and Saber of Red, several of his golems are sent to match them. Though their quality is enough to withstand multiple hits from Saber's sword, they easily fall to her blade. His scrying allows for him to later show the events to the rest of the Black Faction. They later return to their work, proceeding with their work on the insertion of Magic Circuit into golems, viewed by one of the homunculi who has recently gained as sense of self. The homunculus is one of three chosen for the experiment, but he later manages to escape before it can begin. Although homunculi are sent out to find the escapee on his orders, Rider finds and hides the homunculus from them.
As part of Darnic's plan to capture Berserker of Red, Several of Caster's golems are sent along with Rider to capture Berserker. However, neither Rider nor the golems are able to match Berserker, even after his legs are reverted to spirit form by Rider's Trap of Argalia. Berserker is then impaled by Lancer's Kazikli Bey yet still advances, but Caster commands his golems to meld together to imprison Berserker. After Berserker's contract is annulled, Caster is made into his Master by proxy. Soon afterwards though, Caster alerts Darnic that Rider is escaping the castle with the Homunculus, which prompts Darnic to send Gordes and Saber after them. In the anime adaption, after the Homunculus is healed by Saber's heart, Caster arrives with the remaining Masters and Servants of Black when they came to assess the situation regarding the Homunculus. After hearing Rider recount the event, Caster expresses his desire to use the Homunculus as the core of his Noble Phantasm, but he is denied by Ruler, who defends the Homunculus. After Ruler states the Homunculus has no involvement in the war, Caster refutes her by saying that the Homunculus is somewhat involved as he now possesses Saber's heart. Ultimately though, Lancer lets Ruler and the Homunculus, and Caster leaves with the others after shackling Rider.
Battle At Castle Yggdmillennia[edit | edit source]
When the Red Faction arrive in Yggmillenia's territory with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Caster joins the other Servants of Black as they look upon the Gardens and the impending army of Dragon Tooth Warriors. As Lancer gives out his orders to everyone, he tells Caster to stay back and discern himself the opportune moment to release Berserker from his shackles and send him into battle. As the battle rages on between the factions, Caster watches Rider of Red easily tear through the homunculi with his chariot, which he easily stops by commanding his golems to entangle the horses' legs.
Later Caster decides to release Berserker, relieved he was able to convince him to fight his former comrades since he wouldn't have survived one hit from Berserker. But as he walks back into the castle he notice that Roche is outside, which prompts Caster to ask his Master as to what he is doing outside the castle. Roche answers that he wanted to see Caster's golems in action, and that he would like him to look over his golems. Answering Roche that he will look at his golems later, Caster thinks about how ideal of a student Roche is and the irony of how he's bad with children.
Confronting Lancer of Black and Shirou's True Identity[edit | edit source]
After Assassin of Red steals the Greater Grail with the Gardens, Caster with Lancer and Archer is sent into the gardens to take it back. Inside they soon encounter the Servants of Red and do battle against them, with Caster using his golems to fight Archer of Red. When Darnic suddenly appears into the Gardens though, he and the other Servants watch as Lancer is forced by Darnic into becoming the Nameless Vampire. However, Ruler arrives and, after discerning the situation for herself, uses her Command Spells to empower Caster and the other Servants against the Vampire. Joining the others, Caster sends his golems to attack the Vampire, and using them to at dull its movements. (In the anime, he instead uses his golems to fight off the vampirized homunculi that came with him, Lancer, and Archer to the Gardens.) However the fight ends when the Servants of Red suddenly collapse and the Vampire runs off at the opportunity, and Caster is left behind with the Servants of Red as Ruler and Archer chase after the Vampire.
Later Caster and the Servants of Red appear where Ruler and Archer are confronting Shirou Kotomine, who has revealed himself the Ruler from the third war as welll as now the Master of the Servants of Red. Shirou tries to convince the Black Faction to surrender, and while Archer refuses, Caster decides to join on the condition that his Master remain unharmed. Agreeing to these terms, Shirou begins to form a contract with Caster, who is fired upon by Archer but the arrow is intercepted by Lancer of Red. (Anime depicts Assassin of Red defending him with the scales of the Sacred Fish.) After completing the contract Shirou orders Caster to surround Ruler and Archer, which Caster promptly follows and prepares to kill the pair with golems when Shirou orders him to. (In the anime, Caster compiles with Shirou's order to surround Ruler and Archer before contracting with him.)
However, Saber of Red suddenly appears and helps the two escape, which prompts Caster to chase after them but he's unable to catch them. (In the anime, he lets Ruler and Archer escape with Saber, and then goes to form the contract with Shirou.) Caster then contacts Roche and has him meet him at the lake where his Noble Phantasm is being kept.
Creation of Adam[edit | edit source]
Meeting Roche at the lake Caster raises his golem, Adam, from it, then throws Roche at Adam to the young golemancer's surprise. As he is being absorbed by the golem, Roche asks Caster what is going on, which Caster answers by saying that Roche should've realized by now that he would serve as the core. In a panic Roche states that he is Caster's Master, but Caster reveals that he is now a Servant of Red. Roche asks him why is doing all of this, to which Caster reveals his disdain for humanity, and how naive Roche is for thinking that he wouldn't betray him. Roche is then completely absorbed by Adam, which then fully activates and walks out of the lake. Jumping onto its shoulder, Caster commands Adam to destroy everything and create paradise as it begins to march towards Millenia Castle.
Arriving at the castle, Caster argues with Rider when the latter states that Caster's golem won't be able to bring salvation. Caster responds that Rider is truly without reason to which Rider agrees and thus is unafraid of the golem. Agreeing with Rider Archer fires at Caster, who fails to block the attack completely. Caster then asks Archer why he shot him when he knows that his death won't stop his golem. Archer answers that is because Caster is a traitor, to which Caster calls him irrational for giving in to anger. Archer then fatally shoots Caster, and as he dies Caster expresses that he has no regrets that his Noble Phantasm has been activated. Resigning himself to become nourishment for his golem, Caster tells Adam to grant humanity salvation. In the anime when Adam blocks an attack from the Saber transformed Sieg, Caster's voice is heard by Sieg, saying that he'll remove all sadness from the world and bring paradise to his people.
Fate/Grand Order[edit | edit source]
Anastasia: The Permafrost Empire[edit | edit source]
Avicebron is summoned by Ritsuka using the Spirit Origin Trunk. As his Spirit Origin hasn't been acquired by Chaldea, the World's pleas forced Avicebron to be summoned, rather a previous bond with Ritsuka. Avicebron starts to turn the cave into his workshop. He agrees to repair the Shadow Border's armor if provided with magical ore to create new plating. Sherlock Holmes then tells the group to rendezvous with the rebels. Patxi admits he knows of a few villages rumored to have rebel ties.
Leaving with the others, Avice seals and hides the cave with boulders. He also sets a golem to sense wheen they draw near and guide them in. The group then try to pass through a village, but a guard demands a toll for using it as a shortcut. Avicebron persuades him to let them pass by offering a golem for labor purposes. After passing through, Patxi declares his intent to join the rebels. Then, as per Avicebron's suggestion, he enters the rebel village alone. While waiting though, the others are attacked by rebels based on rumors Ivan the Terrible is working with a human Master and Servant. They fight until the rebel leader intervenes. She rejects the others' request to join though since they're human. She then tests their strength their to prove they're not Ivan's allies. With that she is convinced the group isn't with Ivan, and she introduces herself as Atalanta Alter. She was summoned three months ago by the Counter Force's remnants. She then takes the group to the rebel stronghold. Avicebron provides them with golem to ride on.
On the way, Avicebron asks Atalanta Alter if she'll provide them with any materials at the stronghold. Atalanta Alter replies she'll consider it if the group works hard. After passing through a tunnel, the group reach the stronghold. Later that night, Atalanta Alter makes the group the rebels' reserve corp. She assigns them missions requiring a small elite team to test their utility. After Ritsuka accepts her missions, Atalanta Alter orders Patxi to escort them. Their first mission is to pass out the rebel's manifesto at nearby villages. She then gives the group some Demonic Beasts fangs and golem cores in advance. She agrees to give the rest if they help capture cities allied with Ivan. The next day, the group leave for their mission.
The group arrive at the first village on their list. They're granted entry after Patxi gives the manifesto to a guard. He asks the village chief to lend some supplies, but the chief refuses to aid the rebels out of gratitude to Ivan. However, he recognizes the Oprichnik has become increasingly violent. He then tests the group's strength to prove they can defeat them. After they prove themselves, the chief offers the village's full support. He also gives a letter of recommendation to help the group with the neighboring villages. However he fears they're gone since there's been a lack of contact from them.
The group find the second village destroyed. A survivor reveals bandits were responsible, and warns they're at the next village. The group rush to save it, only to find it already safe. The village chief recognizes them as Chaldeans. He reveals a human from Chaldea killed the bandits and treated the wounded before heading to the mountains. He then gives his support to the rebels as thanks. Avicebron has Paxti return to the rebels alone, while the rest proceed elsewhere.
The next morning at the Border, Avicebron's golems repair the Border's armor. Later, he and Ritsuka leave for the rebel stronghold. There Atalanta Alter reveals there is another Servant led faction. She wishes to meet him herself, so she has Avicebron watch the stronghold while she, Ritsuka, and Patxi are gone.
When the others return with Billy the Kid, Avicebron warns them that they're nearly out of food. The rebels had a hidden storehouse before the Oprichnik burned it downed. Atlalanta Alter reluctantly proposes they steal from the pro-Ivan city of Yaga Smolensk, Patxi's hometown. Avicebron warns the situation could turn into a massacre, so Ritsuka orders to keep damage to a minimum. Avicebron also suggests they gather materials to build a wall of golems while the rebels prepare. Afterwards, Billy has Shanshan learn Avicebron's scent..
When situation at Yaga Smolensk turns into a massacre, Avicebron arrives, and his golems collect the weapons and kill the Oprichnik. He embedded golems throughout the city, using the magically imbued buildings for materials at the cost of destroying the buildings in the process. He also had his golems destroyed the buildings surrounding the warehouse that was destroyed in a earlier explosion to keep the fire from spreading. The group retreat after the rebels get about a third of their intended target, but Patxi doesn't join them.
Back at the stronghold, Atalanta Alter warns Yaga Tula is under attack by the Oprichnik and a Servant. Avicebron alters the golems at the stronghold so they can follow simple orders from Atalanta Alter while he and the others are gone. Before the others leave, she reveals the Servant is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
After resting in a cave for the night, the group see a village that was destroyed by Ivan. Avicebron eavesdrop on the civilians to learn there is a Servant in the church. The group find it empty though, but the Servant only left recently. Eventually the Servant believed to be Mozart, Amadeus Alter, arrives in front of the church waiting. Once the group exits the church, he attacks them knowing they're Chaldeans. Billy shoots off his mask to reveal he isn't Mozart, which is confirmed by a Spirit Origin analysis. Kadoc Zemlupus then arrives, and reveals Amadeus Alter is Antonio Salieri. He reveals the Cypters' goal is to grow their Lostbelts and end the Proper History. He then orders his Oprichniki to kill the group. After the Oprichniki are killed, he calls for his Servant, Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova to attack the group. During the fight, she uses Viy Viy Viy to destroy Avicebron's golems. Salieri then wakes up, and unleashes Dio Santissimo Misericordia de mi on her. She blocks it with Viy, and Salieri accuses her and Kadoc of brainwashing him. Kadoc denies this and orders Anastasia to crush Salieri's legs. He protects her however when Avicebron's snow golems attack her. The group then escape with Salieri.
Theyset camp at a village recently destroyed by the Oprichniki. Sherlock explains Lostbelts differ from Singularities because their history continues past the point of divergence. They're similiar to culled parallel worlds, but they're currently encroaching on the Proper History. Salieri reveals he is a Rogue Servant summoned by the remnants of the Counter Force. His memories of the Proper History were corrupted though by those of the Lostbelt. He was Yaga Moscow's court musician, whose only interaction was with Grigori Rasputin (only knowing him asMetropolitan Macarius). Salieri recalls overhearing him calling the Fantasy Tree the cornerstone of the Lostbelt, warning Ivan and his Oprochnik protect it. He agrees to join the group on the condition he's allowed to kill Mozart.
Returning to the rebel stronghold with the others, Avicebron makes a mini golem for a Yaga child to help with their chores. Atalanta Alter tells the group she has located magical ore and a jewel able to control golems. She agrees to share the information if the group helps construct a new stronghold. he wants it built at a ravine between the current stronghold and Yaga Moscow. It is protected by a large forest inhabited by vicious Demonic Beasts. She previously didn't considering moving there because its natural defense would make attacking the capital difficult. However this changed when her scouts discovered an incomplete tunnel that cuts through the forest. It can allow the rebels to reach the capital in a day once it's complete.
Arriving at the construction site, Atalanta Alter divides her Yaga into lumberjacks and tunnel excavators. If Ritsuka chooses to help with the tunnel, Avicebron rushes to the cave where it is ahead of them. Upon reaching the cave, he loudly declares it to be his new workshop. As his golem gather materials. he points out the demonic boars. He somewhat reluctantly helps slay them. Now calmed down, he ascertains the material will be sufficient to prevent further damage to the Border's hull in future Zero Sails. He also says there's enough to create a spare set of armor.
With the new stronghold complete, Atalanta Alter readies to contact Beowulf in preparation for the attack on Yaga Moscow. While Salieri stays behind, the group return to the Border.
Avicebron repairs the Border with Sherlock Holmes's assistance. Afterwards though, the group receive a message from Saliri through Shansan that the rebel stronghold is being ambushed. They rush over there immediately, but unfortunately arrive too late. Avicebron sends out golems to search the strpnghold. They report to him that the number of corpses and the number of Yaga that were at the stronghold don't match. Avicebron therefore suspects the over half of the rebels were taken elsewhere. Rasputin then confronts the group, confirming the Oprichniki are Ivan's Noble Phantasm, Chyornyj Oprichniki. He confirms he captured the rebels, and reveals Patxi betrayed the others when faced with Ivan. He then calls for Minotauros, who had eaten the rebels with the exception of the 1/5 captured. Mintotauros then separates the group with his Noble Phantasm, Chaos Labyrinthos. Avicebron is isolated from it though by Kadoc so they can speak without interference. Rasputin assures him that the others are safe for the time being. Kadoc tells him that he can make his wish a reality.
Avicebron appears before Ritsuka's party after they killed Minotauros after being trapped in his labryrinth in Yaga Mosow. He confesses he wants to use labyrinth to build Golem Keter Malkuth. However he lacks a core sufficiently strong enough to fight Ivan, so he chooses himself to be the core.He confesses to killing his child Master in a certain Holy Grail War, though he doesn't remember their name, their face, or the cirumstances. He warns the group not to underestimate Kadoc. He then gives Ritsuka control of Adam before becoming its core. The labyrinth then proceeds to reconstruct into Adam. Its construction awakens Ivan, and once it's completed, Ritsuka uses Adam to fight the Tsar's mammoth form.
Event: Inheritance of Glory[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
In life, Avicebron was weak and feeble due to suffering from many illnesses. In particular, his skin disease was especially serious. Due to this, his power as a Servant is incredibly low, and he even claims that Spartacus could have killed him with a single blow. It was for this reason that he was surprised when he saw Salieri's true form, learning that his stats would even Hans Christian Andersen a good run for his money, since they were even lower than Shakespeare's or Avicebron's. The reason he was pierced by Archer of Black’s arrow with practically no resistance was also partly due to his weak physical strength, but also he had already resolved himself to become nourishment for “Adam”. He may be the least useful out of all the classes, in the sense that he cannot do anything by himself. He's too weak to fight himself, so his only option is to have golems do so on his behalf. Although his reliability comes from his great domain as a Golem Master, as a mage, he claims to merely be second rate.
Avicebron is able to scry using thaumaturgy and familiars, he is able to project images from the flame of a Menorah, allowing for live viewing when projected onto a wall in a manner similar to a film. This technique, utilizing airborne golems as a relay, far exceeded the maximum viewing range of the normal remote surveillance thaumaturgy used by magi. He can communicate telepathically amongst his allies.
Skills[edit | edit source]
Class Skills[edit | edit source]
- Territory Creation (B Rank): This skill denotes the ability to create oneself an advantageous territory as a mage. In Avicebron's case, he is able to build a “factory” uniquely specialized in the casting of golems. Although merely building a golem-minting workshop already requires of him enough budget and long hours of work to make an average magus go bankrupt ten times over, the golems that he mints have the same level of power as an E Rank Servant, and he can produce them infinitely as long as the budget lasts. However, once he gets on track, he can create golems for making more golems, so perhaps not being too concerned about labor cost is a virtue for him. It was for this reason that Darnic had Roche summoned him first during the Great Holy Grail War.
- Item Construction (B+ Rank): The skill to create items infused with Magical Energy. Having assembled the magical foundation of the Kabbalah, he is a Caster specialised in the minting of golems. It is impossible for him to make anything else.
Personal Skills[edit | edit source]
- Numerology (B Rank): Avicebron excercises a magecraft system known as Kabbalah. By combining it with incantation shortenings from the Notarikon, instantly inputting multiple commands into multiple golems becomes possible.
- High-Speed Incantation (B+ Rank): Only for incantations related to golems, he has a noteworthy speed.
- Tranquil Fig (EX Rank): A skill corresponding to his legend, where he was killed by a certain man that was jealous of his poetic gifts and buried under the roots of a fig tree. It has been said that people became marvelled by the unique sweetness of its fruits, eventually digging it up and exposing the man's sins. An unusual skill that activates after being driven to withdrawal, annihilation, or similar.
Golems[edit | edit source]
Golems has the word meaning ‘embryo’ or ‘moulded being’. Therefore, golems were nothing other than an attempt to reproduce the secret mystery of how God created the human Adam. His workshop within the fortress is not one specialized in defense, but rather more like a factory specialized in golem construction. His skill in Item Construction is specialized towards golems, making it impossible to construct anything else. Devoting himself to their creation, he can produce thirty golems in a single day, and over a two-month period he is able to manufacture over a thousand of them with Roche. He uses them to work around the workshop, organizing tools and cleaning as needed. He also uses his workshop to design his Noble Phantasm, Golem Keter Malkuth. Although merely building a golem-minting workshop already requires of him enough budget and long hours of work to make an average magus go bankrupt ten times over, the golems that he mints have the same level of power as an E Rank Servant, and he can produce them infinitely as long as the budget lasts. However, the golems that appear during regular combat are temporary articles to be employed in that combat alone, and have no endurance at all.
They are inhuman creations of stone and bronze compared to humanoid homunculi. Their quality is such that a modern magus would barely be able to build a single one of them in a year's time, and they possess fluid movements without a trace of the typical awkwardness displayed by other golems. They come in various shapes and types, both humanoid and non-humanoid. Examples include a slender one made from spirit wood, those in the exact form of humans, those with limbs like spiders, those capable of flight that are modeled after dragonflies, and many others. He created a horse golem for Lancer, it was made of a combination of iron and bronze with an uneven design. Its eyes consisted of a red ruby and blue sapphire, which each carried a bewitching shine. He uses materials like jewels for organs and parchment for their skin, each at least eight hundred years old, in great quantities. Mercury is used for applying parchment, and the larger models need their joints reinforced when it is applied. Magic Circuits taken from living beings can be inserted for the creation of golems able to perform magecraft, harvesting them from the Black Faction's homunculi.
Those meant for battle are divided into three groups by size, and they are noted to be eagerly awaiting battle. Using his Numerology, multiple commands can be given to multiple golems instantly by combining shortened arias due to Notarikon. They are an incomparable war force able to easily match average magi in combat, though they will never be a match for a strong Servant. Though they lack in numbers, their sheer recklessness utilizing their large bodies and stone fists to destroy their enemies makes up for that. They are still valuable enough as stumbling blocks for Servants, and they have the potential to fight evenly with low-ranking Servants and defeat those unsuited to close combat like Caster or Assassin. Compared to one of Roche's golems that could not withstand a hit from a Servant, his can withstand up to three hits from Saber of Red in certain cases. Upon being destroyed, their remains shortly burst into flame and turn to ash.
He can give direct commands to his golems, and he can manipulate ten golems for each fingers. The golems can be converted to a fluid form that coil and shackle around enemies. Though he used this to imprison Berserker of Red, it is ineffective against the Nameless Vampire as he can change form into mist or bats and it can only dull his movements. He can temporarily stop Rider of Red's chariot by ordering his golems to split apart and entwine themselves around the legs of the horses and then instantly hardened themselves.
Noble Phantasm[edit | edit source]
Avicebron possesses the Golem Keter Malkuth, an incomplete Noble Phantasm that he was unable to create in his lifetime. An imitation of the Primordial Human Adam, this autonomous Reality Marble continues to repaint the world so long it exists. However, it requires raw materials that exist in reality - just like all other golems. Even if the creator Caster perishes, it will continue moving without it mattering. It can obtain the blessing of the earth, and it will never be destroyed as long as its feet are on the earth. In addition, it requires a single magus in its central section to act as a reactor core, this giant's strength will vary in accordance with the strength, compatibility of said reactor core. Furthermore, although its initial materials make for 15 meters at best, it will gradually enlarge to 30, 60 meters by means of prana supply from the Earth. Being able to double its size in one hour intervals, the largest size is approximately 1000 meters. Eventually, this giant will probably become paradise itself and transform the entire world into a gentle, peaceful place.
Although Servants are fundamentally omitted as candidates for the reactor core, in the events of the Russian Lostbelt, Avicebron was able to become the core himself. After the Minotaur was defeated, the Magical Energy required to maintain his labyrinth was gone with him. Being a miraculous relic from the Age of Gods, Avicebron decided to use it to build the perfect body for his Noble Phantasm. However, his creation still needed a core. Ivan the Terrible was a primal being, the kind that must have existed on this planet long before humans ever did. To fight such a monster, an equally powerful entity would be needed for the core. Being unable to find such being, Avicebron became the core itself. When Chaldea finally confronted Ivan, each of Adam's blows slammed into the Tsar's monstrous form with earth-shattering force. Although Ivan called down lightning from the very heavens capable of stripping Adam of its skin and flesh and leveling the deserted buildings around them, the giant's wounds began to knit back together right after as if winding back a clock. The Tsar, on the other hand, still had not so much as a single scratch upon him. After Ivan created a storm with the tip of his trunk to fire his ultimate attack, a blast on par with the lightning attack of a Divine Spirit. Miyamoto Musashi claimed that out of the multiple servants aiding Chaldea, only Avicebron's ultimate golem may have been able to survive it. The blast was ultimately blocked by Mash's Mold Camelot.
Development[edit | edit source]
Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]
He was not part of the designs for the original Fate/Apocrypha canceled online game project.
References[edit | edit source]
 Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Caster of Black, p.026-027
Master: Roche Frain Yggdmillennia
True name: Avicebron
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Noble Phantasm: A+
■ Territory Creation: B
To make an encampment that is advantageous to one as a magus.
Able to build a "factory," specialized to casting golems.
■ Tool Creation: B+
Can create items infused with magical energy.
Caster's skill is specialized towards golems. It is impossible to make anything else.
■ Numerology: B
A magecraft system, Kabbalah.
Combining shortened arias due to Notarikon, multiple commands can be instantly given to multiple golems.
■ Golem Keter Malkuth: Royal Crown, the Light of Wisdom
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Maximum Number of Targets: 100 people
The Noble Phantasm that Caster could not complete during his life.
Imitating Primordial Human, Adam, who, as long as he exists continues to repaint the world with his autonomous Reality Marble.
Continues to move, unhindered, even if the maker, Caster, perishes.
Is able to receive the blessing of the earth, so that as long as it's feet are on the earth, it cannot be destroyed with any means.
After it is born it's body doubles in one hour intervals, the largest size is approximately 1000 meters.
Furthermore, to work, it is necessary for a magus to be in the core.
 Fate/Apocrypha material - CHARACTER Profile: Caster of "Black", p.076-077 [T]
Caster of "Black" - Real name: Avicebron
- Height: 161cm
- Weight: 81kg
- Blood type: Unknown
- Birthday: Unknown
- Talents: Poetry
- Likes: Solitude
- Dislike: Being in the public eye
- Image colour: Violet
- Enemy: Sieg
Comment from Yuichiro Higashide & Ototsugu Konoe
“黒”のキャスター - 真名：ケイローン
Comment from Yuichiro Higashide & Ototsugu Konoe
- Height: 161cm
 Fate/Grand Order - Avicebron (Caster) Profile [T]
Avicebron - Caster
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Ototsugu Konoe
Voice Actor: Mitsuru Miyamoto
Noble Phantasm: A+
High-Speed Incantation: B+
Tranquil Fig: EX
Territory Creation: B
Item Construction: B+
Golem Keter Malkuth - Crown: Light of Wisdom
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
His real name is Solomon ben Judah ibn Gabirol. A philosopher, poet and a kabbalist of the 11th century that employs one of the main genres of magecraft, the Kabbalah.
Level 1 Bond
Alignment: Lawful Neutral Gender: Male
It has been told that he created the foundations of Kabbalah.
Level 2 Bond
Having assembled the magical foundation of the Kabbalah, he is a Caster specialised in the minting of golems.
Although merely building a golem-minting workshop already requires of him enough budget and long hours of work to make an average magus go bankrupt ten times over, the golems that he mints have the same level of power as an E Rank Servant, and he can produce them infinitely as long as the budget lasts.
However, the golems that appear during regular combat are temporary articles to be employed in that combat alone, and have no endurance at all.
Level 3 Bond
- Restful Fig Tree: EX
According to legends, he was killed by a certain man that was jealous of his poetic gifts and buried under the roots of a fig tree.
It has been said that people became marvelled by the unique sweetness of its fruits, eventually digging it up and exposing the man's sins.
Level 4 Bond
"Crown: Light of Wisdom"
Rank: A+ Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Range: 1～10 Maximum Targets: 100 people
Golem Keter Malkuth.
An incomplete Noble Phantasm that Caster was unable to create in his lifetime.
An imitation of the "original human (Adam)", this autonomous Reality Marble continues to repaint the world so long it exists.
However, it requires raw materials that exist in reality - just like all other golems.
It continues to work even if Caster - its creator - were to perish and, so long its feet remain connected to the ground, it will never be destroyed thanks to a blessing from the Earth.
Its weapon is an obsidian sword.
In addition, it requires a single magus in its central section to act as a reactor core,
This giant's strength will vary in accordance with the strength, compatibility of said reactor core.
Furthermore, although its initial materials make for 15 meters at best, it will gradually enlarge to 30, 60 meters by means of prana supply from the Earth.
Eventually, this giant will probably become paradise itself and transform the entire world into a gentle, peaceful place.
Level 5 Bond
As a Servant Caster, he is likely a type that is difficult to handle.
It should be possible to understand that this is also due a side of his that mercilessly tramples anyone underfoot so long it is for the sake of realising his dream.
Having a poor health, he often suffered from some sort of illness - among which a skin disease was particularly serious. Maybe because of that, it has been said that he was gloomy and pessimistic. In this work, one can peek in his heart by the manner how he never takes off his mask to show his face.
In actual history, Avicebron became known across Arabia and Europe thanks to his philosophical thoughts. In a sense, it could be also said that he supported the Renaissance culture.
Also, he invented the term "Kabbalah" from the Hebraic word for "to receive".
In legends, it has also been said that he minted a female-type golem for the sake of performing daily housework.
アヴィケブロン - キャスター
- Restful Fig Tree: EX
- Fate/Grand Order material VII Avicebron's profile translated by King of Padoru
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Caster of “Black” [Servant], p.161-162 [T]
Caster of “Black” [Servant]
One of the Servants of the Black camp. His true name is Avicebron, but his official name is Solomon ben Judah ibn Gabirol. He was a philosopher, poet and Kabbalist, a magus who used the magecraft branch of Kabbalah, from the 11th century. He also has the nickname of “Plato of Judea”.
It doesn’t need to be said, but he’s completely unrelated to Solomon, the son of David who was served by 72 demons. Fearing that their names might get mixed up, I decided to use “Avicebron” instead.
As a Caster-class Servant, he is the type that’s a bit hard to handle. He is basically loyal to his Master, but great expense and time is needed in order for him to display his full abilities. Darnic had Roche summon Caster first because a large amount of time and a budget great enough to bankrupt a regular magus ten times over was needed just to construct his workshop for making golems. However, once he gets on track, he can create golems for making more golems, so perhaps not being too concerned about labor cost is a virtue for him.
He was weak and feeble due to suffering from many illnesses, and his skin disease was especially serious. As a result, it is said that he was pessimistic and gloomy, and in the novels he fully displays that personality. After all, even when he died, he kept wearing his mask and never revealed his face.
According to history, Avicebron is said to have imparted his philosophical ideas from Arabia to Europe. Also, he created the word “Kabbalah” from the Hebrew word for “receiving”.
According to legend, he made a female-type golem to take care of his daily household chores and necessities. In these novels, he tried to create the “first human Adam”, similar to Victor Frankenstein. However, unlike Victor, who simply acted out of ambition, Avicebron’s goal was to sweep away the suffering of his people and attain true Eden.
His personality is timid and cool-headed. While he understands his own weakness, his ardor in participating in the Holy Grail War was unusually great. However, his objective was mostly granted by creating and activating “Adam”. How “Adam” would act after that was something unrelated to him.
Even if he was destroyed, Avicebron would merely accept that result.
The reason he joined sides with the Red camp is, rather than for the sake of self-protection, because his objective wouldn’t be achieved if he remained with the Black camp, so he chose the better choice.
The reason he was pierced by Archer of Black’s arrow with practically no resistance is partly due to his weak physical strength, but also he had already resolved himself to become nourishment for “Adam”. Fighting alongside a Master who respected him didn’t feel bad to him at all, but even so, he couldn’t defy the temptation of to have his wish, which he had devoted his entire life to, finally within reach. And he simply thought that he should pay reparations for that choice. For Avicebron, his own life was worthless in his eyes. To put it more accurately, the moment his Noble Phantasm was completed, he logically concluded that his value had become zero.
According to legend, he was killed by a man jealous of his poetic talent and was buried beneath the roots of a fig tree. It is said that the nearby people who thought it was strange that the fig tree was producing such overly sweet fruit dig it up, thereby exposing the man’s crime—
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 2: Yaga
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 3: Golem Master
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 4: Rebels
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 5: Manifesto
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 6: Those from Chaldea
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 7: Lamenting at Night, Crying at Dawn
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 8: Vodka
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 9: Birth of a Yaga
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 11: Becoming Those Who Pilfer
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 12: Imminent Slaughter
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 13: Man in Grey
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 14: Lostbelt
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 15: Grand Duchess Anastasia
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 16: Deforestation, Mining, and Construction
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 17: No Longer of the Lightning
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 20: The Tumultuous Land
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Permafrost Empire, Section 21: The Lightning Tsar Reigns
- Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Anastasia: Section 2 Yaga
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Golem [Others], p.165-166 [T]
Artificial soldiers made of earth, stone or wood, which Avicebron manufactures. The concept of golems traces back to Ancient Israel, and the basics of their manufacture are said to have arisen sometime between the 2nd to 9th centuries. However, if you trace it back further, golems originate from a passage in Genesis that says “The Lord molded man out of the dust of the ground and breathed life into him through his nostrils”.
In other words, golems were originally an attempt to make “humans”. Therefore, their quality is considered higher the closer they are to being human. However, that is only the ideal golem in Kabbalist thinking, and regular magi might simply devote themselves on “how to make a strong golem”.
Avicebron’s magecraft is fundamentally specialized solely for the sake of making golems, and his techniques have already reached a level that modern magi cannot catch up to, letting him spend his whole life playing around while living off just the sales from his golems. It’s only natural that Roche idolizes him.
To make something close to human is the concept of Avicebron’s golems, but he’s willing to make completely different kinds of golems to amuse himself as well. The steel horse he made to act as Vlad III’s steed was a simple yet prided product of his, and even just the gems used for its eyes were worth hundreds of millions.
After the war, some of his golems actually managed to just barely survive, and though most of them were sold off, a few golems went to a new land with the homunculi.