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The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts: Babylonia (絶対魔獣戦線 バビロニア, Zettai Majūsensen?), The Chain of Heaven (天の鎖, Ten no Kusari?), is the Seventh Singularity (第七特異点?) of the seven visited during the Grand Order to solve the Human Order Incineration Incident in Fate/Grand Order. Located in Mesopotamia, B.C. 2655, its Humanity Foundation Value was A++.

SettingEdit

FGO Babylonia
The Singularity occurred in Mesopotamia in 2655 B.C. during the latter part of Gilgamesh's reign. Solomon personally sent one of his Holy Grail into the era, and pulled Tiamat from the World of the Void.[1] When this happened, Gilgamesh, who just returned from the underworld, foresaw Uruk's destruction, and inscribed his vision in the Tablet of Destinies.[1][2] Leaving the tablet in Kutha, he returned to Uruk, and told his subjects of his vision.[1] He then took the role of a mage to protect Mesopotamia, and began to prepare its people for their impending doom.[3]. Meanwhile, Merlin trapped Tiamat in a dream to prevent her return.[4] However, she was able to implant the Grail into Enkidu's corpse to reanimate it for the purpose of awakening her, calling it Kingu.[5] Kingu believe themselves to be Tiamat's child, and they are the prototype of a new humanity based on Enkidu.[4] While searching for a way to awaken Tiamat, they eventually found Gorgon, who was summoned by the Grail's influence, in northern Mesopotamia. After they restored her Divinity, she gained the Authority Potnia Theron, which allows the creation of monsters, by synchronizing with Tiamat's consciousness.[6][4] As a result of the synchronization, Gorgon is deluded into believing she is Tiamat's second coming, and decides to take revenge on humanity in her stead.[7][4] However, because she isn't Tiamat, Gorgon isn't able to use Potnia Theron to create monsters by herself.[4] Thus, she is forced to capture humans and bring them to her temple in the Cedar Forest, the Blood Fort, where they're converted into Demonic Beasts.[4][8] They are then sent out to capture more humans to bring them back to the Blood Fort so more Demonic Beasts can be created.[8] Meanwhile, Medusa is summoned in her child form in the Cedar Forest by the Grail's influence.[9] She would keep herself sustained by feeding on the souls of the Demonic Beasts she killed.[10]

With the appearance of Demonic Beasts in the north, the era began to turn into a Singularity. Gilgamesh ordered Babylon to be dismantled, and used to a build wall to seal off the north from the rest of Mesopotamia.[9] The sacred temple however foresaw the era would turn into a Singularity, and decided to summon Ishtar without Gilgamesh's knowledge.[2] While the Northern Wall was constructed, the temple matron took advantage of the era's unstable space-time to connect to other eras to summon Rin Tohsaka. As she is compatible with Ishtar, Rin is used by the temple matron to summon the goddess, and to serve as her vessel.[2][11] Unbeknownst to Ishtar though, Ereshkigal is summoned when she is summoned, and killed the temple matron. She also gained control of Ishtar's vessel when the latter is asleep.[12]. Ishtar would go on to protect the ranchers in the northeast from the Demonic Beasts. However, she would demand their jewels as compensation for protecting them while also harassing Uruk.[2][10]

In the south, Quetzalcoatl and Jaguar Man are also summoned by the Grail's influence.[2] They soon took control of Ur and Eridu where Quetzalcoatl placed her Noble Phantasm, Piedra Del Sol, at the altar of a temple she had built to increase her Divinity in Sumer.[13] Both cities are soon surrounded by a jungle that prevents Demonic Beasts from entering. However Quetzalcoatl bans the people of Ur from leaving to get help elsewhere, and those who break that rule will be killed by the jungle. She also has them send one man a day to Eridu under the pretense that they're sacrifices to satisfy her. In reality though, she is training the men of Ur to be part of her army.[14]

Eventually, Kingu convinces Gorgon, Quetzalcoatl, and Ereshkigal to become a three-joint alliance that'll become known as the Three Goddess Alliance.[6][9] Each member is bound by a rule that prevents them from taking hostile action against each other, which also includes revealing their True Names.[2] Any violation of the rule results in the goddess who broke it in being destroyed.[4]. While the Alliance's main goal is humanity's extinction, they're also competing with each other to see who can destroy Uruk and obtain the Greater Grail of Uruk first.[2] Each member use their own methods to complete their supposedly common goal; Gorgon would use her Demonic Beasts; Quetzalcoatl would personally kill one hundred humans a day; Ereshkigal would use her gallû spirits to take people's souls, resulting in the death of Kutha's population.[13][12][2]. However, Quetzalcoatl and Ereshkigal have their own reasons that they joined the Alliance that don't align with it's goal unlike Gorgon. Quetzalcoatl joined to stop the other members by getting to the Grail of Uruk first, and she wanted humanity to truly hate Gorgon so they'll fight with all their strength. Ereshkigal joined the Alliance to protect as many souls as she can in the underworld out of her love for humans.[7][15] The Alliance would go on to destroy cities, forcing many to flee to Uruk.[9]

After the era became a Singularity, Gilgamesh summoned Merlin whose imprisonment in Avalon normally makes him impossible to be summoned as a Servant. However since this era existed before his birth, he is technically dead, and thus able to be summoned with Gilgamesh's tremendous magical energy.[9] The appearance of the Beasts was also a major factor in his manifestation alongside King Hassan.[16] After summoning Merlin, Gilgamesh summons Ushiwakmaru, Musashibou Benkei, Leonidas, Amakusa Shirou, Fuuma Kotarou, Ibaraki-douji, and Tomeo Gozen, incarnating them through his own magical energy.[10][14] Leonidas commands the efforts against the Demonic Beasts, and trains both the soldiers of Uruk and the Northern Wall to be a self-sufficient force.[9] The other Servants summoned by Gilgamesh also help defend Uruk, though Ibaraki would eventually defect.[14] Shirou and Kotarou would perish alongside the scouting parties Gilgamesh sent to investigate the jungle surrounding Ur and Eridu.[14][10]. Tomoe would die killing Girtablilu, the general of the Demonic Beasts.[14] Merlin would eventually encounter Medusa in the Cedar Forest, and tricked her into a contract that sealed her Divinity until she's truly ready to face Gorgon.[9][4] Half a year later before Chaldea arrived, Uruk became a fortress city, and its people were able to survive for half a year thanks to their resolve and Gilgamesh's preparations.[10][12] By the time Chaldea arrives, the Alliance has eliminated roughly 80% of the population, and conquered 60% of Mesopotamia.[9]

HistoryEdit

Unlike their previous rayshifts, Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight arrive in the era falling from the sky. Fortunately, they survive thanks to Mash deploying Lord Camelot. Their original destination was Uruk, but the defensive Bounded Field surrounding it disrupted the rayshift. The pair are attacked by Demonic Beasts that they slay with with minor injury. As they begin to leave the ruins, a girl crash lands on Ritsuka. She leaves after helping them kill another pack of Demonic Beasts. The pair fight through an increasing number of Demonic Beasts when someone easily wipes them out. They introduce themelves as Enkidu, and helps the pair escape. Enkidu guides the pair to Uruk via a longer route to avoid more beasts.[17]

Demonic Front

Demonic Front Babylonia

As Enkidu guides Ritsuka and Mash north, instead of south where Uruk is, they explain Mesopotamia is currently being invaded by the Three Goddess Alliance. They killed roughly 80% of the population, and 60% of Mesopatamia. Each of the goddess uses their own methods to destroy Mesopatamia. The greatest of the three, the "Goddess of Demonic Beasts" from Greece, is responsible for the Demonic Beasts. Reaching a plateau, the group witness a massive horde of Demonic Beasts attacking the Northern Wall, which was built by dismantling Babylonia. The soldiers there have held it for six months. Enkidu then guides the pair into the Cedar Forest.[9]

Inside the Cedar Forest, Ritsuka and Mash find it suspicious Enkidu is leading them further. Enkidu claims they’re heading towards a wharf, where they’ll take a boat downstream. The group soon meet a man accompanied by a young girl. Ritsuka and Mash discover Enkidu is a fake when the man points out Gilgamesh recently returned from his quest for the Herb of Immortality. With the help of the young girl named Ana, Ritsuka and Mash fight “Enkidu“. During the fight, the man uses an illusion to draw “Enkidu“ away from the forest. Afterwards, the man explains they’re an agent of Solomon. He then introduces himself as Merlin.. While normally unable to become a Servant, he was able to become one since Singularity exists before his birth, so he’s technically dead. He explains he serves as a court mage for his summoner. He also explains Ana is a Rogue Servant summoned by the Grail, and they made a contract with each other to achieve their goals. The group then leave for Uruk.[9]

  • Uruk
  • Gilgamesh's throne room

Along the way, Merlin explains the north is Demonic Beast territory, while the south is a jungle none return from. The group eventually reach the gates of Uruk. Merlin get the others entry by claiming they're refugees from Girsu, and showing Siduri's seal to the guard. The group then enter Uruk and head straight for the ziggurat.[9] There Merlin reports to Gilgamesh that he didn't find the Table of Destinies in the Cedar Forest. Gilgamesh decides to fight Ritsuka and Mash, but he loses interest halfway through. He deduces they are those he foresaw, given that Merlin brought them. He shows he possesses the Grail, but refuses to gives it to Chaldea. Ritsuka asks for it in exchange for defeating the Alliance, but Gilgamesh refuses their aid. A soldier then reports Ishtar, a member of the Alliance, is heading for Uruk. Suddenly, Ishtar bursts from the roof; Ritsuka and Mash recognize her as the girl from earlier. Ishtar tries to kill Gilgamesh for insulting her, and Ritsuka to stop any rumors of their first encounter. Following the ensuing battle, Ishtar prepares to destroy the ziggurat. She stops though upon seeing who Ana truly is, and leaves. Not wanted by Gilgamesh, the group leave the Ziggurat. Siduri suggests they help the people of Uruk in their daily work to prove their worth to Gilgamesh. She then leads the group to their new lodgings, saying it was Gilgamesh's command.[3]

Chaldean Embassy

Chaldean Embassy

Siduri leads the group to their new lodgings that Mash dubs the Chaldean Embassy. Later, the group eat with Siduri and Gilgamesh's other Servants: Ushiwakamaru, Musashibou Benkei, and Leonidas. Romani explains Ushiwakamaru and Benkei slay the Demonic Beasts around Uruk, and Leonidas commands the soldiers against the Demonic Beasts. Benkei reveals Gilgamesh summoned seven more Servants after summoning Merlin. However of the seven summmoned, only four are remaining. Merlin explains how Gilgamesh summoned seven more Heroic Spirits despite being nearly drained by summoning him. Leondias states Gilgamesh foresaw a future where Uruk was destroyed and swallowed into an abyss when the Demonic Beasts destroyed the northern cities and Kutha vanished overnight. After the era became a Singularity, he summoned seven Heroic Spirits, and half a year later, turned Uruk into a fortress city. The group then rest for the night.[10]

Over the next month, the group help the people of Uruk. During this time, they learn the Grail owned by Gilgamesh is his. Ritsuka also meets Ziusudra. He gives them three warnings: Empathize not with the hateful; Celebrate not with the joyous one; extol not the pained one.[10]

Recognizing the group's recent achievements, Gilgamesh tasks them with investigating Ur in the jungle. Ushiwakamaru and Benkei spare with them before they depart to help Leonidas. After the battle, Benkei warns them that two Heroic Spirits summoned by Gilgamesh, Amakusa Shirou and Fuuma Kotarou, never returned from the jungle. Ibaraki-douji defected from Uruk and fled somewhere, while Tomoe Gozen perished killing Girtablilu, the general of the Demonic Beasts. After thanking Ushiwakamaru and Benkei, the group leave Uruk.[14]

The group eventually reaches the jungle, which is very hot and dense. Mash compares it to those when dinosaurs existed. Merlin says its ether is denser than Britain, on par with a Reality Marble. As they near Ur, the group are confronted Jaguar Warrior. They fight her until she retreats, but they don't pursue upon realizing she is too powerful. They then continue onwards to Ur.[14]

Ur

Ur

Entering Ur, the group find its people alive and well. However, they're banned by the jungle goddess from leaving, lest they be killed by the jungle. The rule also applies to those coming to help. Merlin deduces they sacrifice one person a day, noticing the lack of males. Those chosen are offered once a day to Eridu to satisfy the goddess. Jaguar Warrior then appears and fights the group. However, she is far too fast and powerful for them, as Merlin realizes she is a Divine Spirit. She catches up with the group several times as they escape the jungle, but Ana drives her away each time. Returning to Uruk, the group report their findings to Gilgamesh.[14]

Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf

The next morning, Gilgamesh enters the Chaldean Embassy. He orders Ritsuka and Mash to go to an observatory at the Persian Gulf. There they will exchange the empty jars they're delievering by wagon for the jars of collected war at the observatory. Merlin and Ana aren't joining since Gilgamesh only had two travel permits, instead he'll be joining. The group eventually reach the observatory. Ritsuka and Mash exchange the jars, while Gilgamesh investigates something at the observatory. Ritsuka and Mash try to rest when they're confronted by "Enkidu". They struggle against them until Gilgamesh arrives to counter their attacks. He realizes they're stronger than the original, and surmises the Alliance gifted them with an immensely powerful magical reactor core by the Alliance. After "Enkidu" retreats, the group return to Uruk.[18]

The next day at the ziggurat, Gilgamesh orders the group to go to Kutha and retrieve the Tablet of Destinies. He foresaw the future when travelling back to Uruk from the underworld, and unconsciously transcribed it onto a tablet he left at Kutha. He also tasks the group with gathering testimonies from ranchers about Ishtar damaging their ranches along the way. After the group gets ready, Merlin reveals Kutha's population suddenly died when the Alliance was formed. The expedition party sent there saw that none of the corpses had wounds on them.[2]

As they travel to Kutha, the group gather testimonies from ranchers about Ishtar. From the testimonies they learn Ishtar has been attacking and extorting the ranchers. Merlin explains she isn't the normal Ishtar, instead one summoned by the Sacred Temple. Foreseeing the era would turn into a Singularity, they took advantage of the instability of space-time. As Gilgamesh built the Northern Wall, the temple matron summoned a human compatible with Ishtar to summon her. The group then continue onwards to Kutha.[2]

Kur

Kur, the Babylonia Underworld

Arriving at Kutha, the group split up to search for the Tablet. While searching, Ritsuka is suddenly trapped in a cage underground surrounded by gallû spirits. Ziusudra appears to drive them off, revealing Ritsuka is in the underworld that lies beneath Kutha. He then expels Ritsuka back to the living world with a message to give Merlin: "All is well in the underworld". Upon returning, they find they're sitting on the Tablet. They relay Ziusudra's messsange to Merlin, who understands it means the Queen of Kur has also materialized. Ishtar then arrives and attacks the group for questioning the ranchers. They fight her, but she flies away whenever they gain the advantage. She suddenly gets drowsy, so Ana takes advantage of it to knock her down. The impact knocks Ishtar unconscious, so the group tie her up.[2]

Ishtar wakes up later that night, tied up in a rope woven from lapis lazuli and Demonic Beast hides. She explains the goddesses are competing with each other to see who can destroy Uruk first and obtain Gilgamesh's Grail. The winner will control the world, while the losers will either leave or become subservient. The goddesses also have a non-aggression pact with each other, and revealing their True Names is a violation of that pact. Ishtar also reveals the northern and southern goddesses were summoned by the Grail. The group are then surrounded by skeletons of Kutha's deceased population, including those from the past. Ishtar helps the group breakthrough the horde, so they can escape, and leaves.[2]

Vision

Vision retrieved from the Tablet of Destinies

The group return to Uruk, and report what happened in Kutha to Gilgamesh. He orders them to evacuate the surviving population of Nippur to the Northern Wall. He then instructs Rittsuka on how to read the Tablet. Ritsuka does so, and retrieves a vision. It reveals Solomon resides in the final Singularity, a plane named after Solomon. The group then proceed to leave for Nippur.[19]

The group arrive at Northern Wall, and encounter Demonic Beasts that soon attack. They meet up with Leonidas, Ushiwakamaru, and Benkei afterwards. Leonidas explains Ushiwakamaru and Benkei's unit will distract the Demonic Beasts from the east. Ritsuka's group will enter Nippur from the west and rescue the citzens. The operation will be launched tomorrow evening.[19]

Blood Fort

Blood Fort

The next day, the operation is intiated. The group arrive in Nippur, only to find "Enkidu" there. They reveal the citizens were take to the Demonic Beasts' lair last night. They also reveal the Demonic Beasts are taking humans and using them as raw materials to create more beasts. "Enkidu" then wounds Ana since she's their main part. Fou teleports her and himself to safety. Suddenly Tiamat emerges from underground, and kills the soldiers with a single swing of her tail. The group are forced to fight her when she blocks their escape. She regenerates too quickly for them to wound her. Tiamat also confirms she has the Grail. Ushiwakamaru then arrives to hold her offf while the group escapes. Tiamat overwhelms her, and breaks through Nippur's walls to pursue the group. Leonidas uses Thermopylae Enomotia to protect them from her Mystic Eyes of Petrification, but he isn't able to avert its petrifying effects. Before completely turning to stone, he reveals the so-called Tiamat is Gorgon. Gorgon prepares to launch a full invasion of Uruk when "Enkidu" stops her. They suggest wating for the 100,000 Demonic Beasts in the Blood Fort to be born. Gorgon returns to the Blood Fort, warning she'll return to destroy Uruk in ten days. "Enkidu" reveals they're the prototype of a new humanity meant to replace the old. They reveal their True Name is Kingu, though not the original, instead a new human designed after Enkidu. After Kingu leaves, the group return to the Northern Wall. There Benkei abandons his duty out of guilt for Ushiwakamura's supposed death, and head towards the ruins of Nippur. The group then rendezvous with Ana and Fou, then report back to Gilgamesh. Meanwhile in the Blood Fort, Kingu corrupts the surviving Ushiwakamaru into one of Tiamat's children with her Authority, the Chaos Tide.[8]

Returning to Uruk, the group report to Gilgamesh on what transpired the previous day. Merlin theorizes Gorgon can create monsters because the Grail granted her Tiamat's Authority, Potnia Theron. Gilgamesh then tasks the group with recruiting Ishtar, so he can use her Gugalanna. He even gives them a portion of his treasury to bribe her with.[11]

Ishtar throne

Ishtar's throne room

The group travels to Ishtar's temple on Mt. Ebih. Ishtar fights them until they convince her through bribery and flattery to join them. After making a temporary contract with Ritsuka, Ishtar returns to Uruk with the others. She explains the temple matron was able to summon her vessel from another era due to the era being connected with other eras as a result of becoming a Singularity. The temple matron died from being drained of magical energy. Also on the trip back, Ishtar is show to have her appearance change to a similiar one with blonde hair whenever she sneezes.[11]

Gilgamesh tells the group that Marduk's Axe, which they can use against Gorgon, is in Eridu. Ishtar reveals the southern goddess is Quetzalcoatl. Outside, Quetzalcoatl heads straight for the ziggurat, killing any soldier who dares to attack her. The group heads out to fight her, but their attacks are ineffective. She then rides a pterosaur back to the jungle since she reached her quota of killing 100 humans a day. The group then witness Jaguar Warrior stacking the dead soldiers onto a cargo slab. They kill the were-jaguars she set upon them before leaving.[13]

Back in the ziggurat, it is insinuated Quetzalcoal has a temple in Eridu dedicated to her to increase her divinity. The group realize they will need to destroy the symbol of her power at the temple in order to lower her divinity. Gilgamesh then orders them to go to Eridu to defeat Quetzcoatl and retrieve Marduk's axe. He says they'll immediately begin preparations for the battle with Gorgon upon their return.[13]

Entering the jungle, the group fight Jaguar Warrior. With Ishtar's help, they're able to defeat her. Jaguar Warrior reveals herself to be a Rogue Servant. Ritsuka then convinces her to join them through flattery. She then guides the group to Ur, where they find the Urukian soldiers alive. Jaguar Warrior explains Quetzcoatl revived the soldiers right after killing them. She also reveals the soldiers are forbidden to leave because they're members of Quetzalcoatl's army.[20]

The next day, the group are guided through the jungle to Eridu. They learn Quetzalcoatl has recently returned from Uruk. Jaguar Warrior says she, Mash, and Ishtar will hold her off while Ritsuka destroys Piedra Del Sol, the symbol of her power. She then gives them a spare of her weapon she made last night for this very purpose. The group then enter Eridu, and they breakthrough waves of winged serpents to reach the temple. They also see Marduk's Axe behind it. The group then excute their plan, as Ritsuka realizes the joyous one Ziusudra spoke of refers to Quetzcoatl. Ritsuka reaches Piedra Del Sol at the temple altar, but Quetzalcoatl has defeated the others and begins approaching the altar. Ritsuka prepares to destroy the stone when they realize Quetzcoatl wants to see a display of human resolve. At Jaguar Warrior's suggestion, Ishtar takes Ritsuka high into the air so they can body slam Quetzalcoatl. Quetzalcoatl catches them at the last moment, and joins the group, impressed by Ritsuka's resolve.[20] Due to the sheer size of Marduk's axe, Quetzcoatl fastens ropes made from jungle vines to her winged serpents to carry it to Uruk. After prepartions are complete, she takes the group to see a cylinder seal in the center of Eridu. Merlin transcribes its inscription into the air to reveal the prophecy of Mesopotamia becoming a Singularity and Tiamat razing Uruk. The group realize Gilgamesh made preparations against the Demonic Beasts because he knew of the prophecy. Thanks to his preparations and the resolve of Uruk's populace, Mesopotamia was able to stave off destruction for half a year before Chaldea arrived. Quetzcoatl then orders Jaguar Warrior to supervise the winged serpents carrying Marduk's axe.[12]

Returning to Uruk, the group learn Gilgamesh died from seemingly overexertion. They doubt this, as Siduri notes a number of similiar cases in Uruk. Quetzalcoatl attributes to Ereshkigal, the third member of the Alliance, meaning Ishtar isn't one. Merlin reveals Ereshkigal was summoned when Ishtar was. She killed the temple matron, and has been using Ishtar's body without her knowledge since she can't leave the underworld. Quetzalcoatl suspects one of Ereshkigal's gallû spirits took Gilgamesh's soul to Kur. The group head there to rescue Gilgamesh.[12]

At Kutha, The group decide Ritsuka, Mash, and Ishtar will enter Kur, while Merlin and Quetzalcoatl stay behind. This is because a god's powers are nullifed in Kur to prevent their escape after death. Ishtar shoots a large hole in the ground, sending Ritsuka and Mash down into Kur. Ishtar follows in after them.[15]

Underworld Gate

A gate of the underworld

Inside Kur, the group pass through a field of soul cages containing deceased souls. They reach the first gate, seven of each they need to pass through in order to reach Ereshkigal's palace. The gates will ask a binary question that's fair and logical to test a soul's morality. However, the group quickly learn the gates asks illogical questions, with the answers being related to Ishtar and Ereshkigal. Ishtar also shrinks with every gate she passes through, losing 1/7 of her divinity at a time. Eventually, the group find Gilgamesh, who hid from the gallû spirits so they couldn't capture him. The group learn Kingu's body is actually Enkidu's, as Gilgamesh said their remains were missing from their grave before Chaldea's arrival. They then pass through the remaining gates and enter Ereshkigal's palace.[15]

Inside her palace, Ereshkigal changes the atmosphere to the equivalent of a mountain top. She then sheds her guise as a gallû spirit to reveal her true form, the same one Ritsuka met before. She then fights the group in her gallû spirit form. After Ereshkigal is defeated, Ishtar is returned to normal size, and Gilgamesh is unbound from the underworld. She is then bisected by Ziusudra, though what he killed was her bond with the Alliance. She agrees to aid the group as repayment for Ritsuka's kindness. The group then return to Uruk.[15]

At the ziggurat, the group immediately begin a strategy meeting for Gorgon. Gorgons' current forces consist of roughly 100,000 Demonic Beasts gathered in the Cedar Forest. Gilgamesh orders the group to go to the Blood Fort, while the Northern Wall forces hold off Gorgon's forces. The Blood Fort is located in the underground lake deep within the Cedar Forest. Gorgon will also lose much of her Authority once the Blood Fort is destroyed. Gilgamesh suggests Quetzalcoatl throws Marduk's Axe at the Blood Fort from the Northern Wall, where it was relocated. Merlin devises a plan where he and Ritsuka will sneak into the Cedar Forest and head to the Blood Fort. Once they're close enough, he'll signal Quetzalcoatl who'll throw the axe to him. The group then travel to the Northern Wall to begin the operation.[4]

At the Northern Wall, Quetzalcoatl and Jaguar Warrior stay there to defend it, while the others head for the Blood Fort. The group pass through the ruins of Babylon to the Cedar Forest. Meanwhile, Demonic Beasts lead by Kingu attack the Nothern Wall. Quetzalcoatl keeps Kingu from going after the group.[4]

  • Center of the Blood Fort
  • Laḫmu emerging from the sea

Traveling through the Cedar Forest, the group reach the Blood Fort. Merlin signals Quetzalcoatl, who throws Marduk's Axe to destroy the temple's entrance. Inside the temple, the group are led by Ana to its deepest part. There they confront Gorgon, where it's deduced that Ana is Medusa. They fight Gorgon, while Medusa offsets Gorgon's Mystic Eyes with her own. With her defeat, the temple begins to collapse yet she still lives thanks to her immortality. Medusa then slays her with Harpe, seemingly dying in the process. However, the group soon learn Kingu has the Grail when they arrive. After the ensuing fight, spatial rifts are suddenly open all over Mesopotamia. Merlin is suddenly injured, as he had trapped Tiamat in a dream to postpone her revival. She created Kingu, and gave them the Grail while asleep with the task of awakening her. Gorgon gained Potnia Theron by synchorizing with her, and Gorgon's death awakened her. As a result of her awakening, Tiamat found Merlin in her dreams and severely wounded him. Meanwhile outside at the Persian Gulf, the sea becomes the Chaos Tide, and a growing horde of Laḫmu emerge. After Kingu leaves, Merlin urges the others to warn Gilgamesh that a Beast has awoken before disappearing.[4]

Outside the Blood Fort, the group learn the creatures that emerged from the Persian Gulf are spreading across Mesopotamia at an incredible rate. Eridu has already been attacked, and Ur is about to be. Ishtar goes to Uruk at supersonic speed ahead of Ritsuka and Mash. They travel to Babylon and rendevous with Quetzalcoatl on their way to the Northern Wall. She reveals Marduk's Axe lost its Divinity when the Blood Fort was destroyed; she also lost nearly half of her Divinity. The group then flies back to Uruk on her Quetzalcoatlus. Meanwhile in Ur, Benkei defends its citizens from the Laḫmu. However, he is seemingly killed by them and a familiar person.[6]

Uruk attacked

Uruk under attack

The group arrives at Uruk to find it under attack by the creatures, while Ishtar struggles against them. The group land to fight the creatures in order to secure a path to the ziggurat for the citizens to take shelter in. However, they struggle against even one, made worse by the fact they multiply. The creatures suddenly leave though, so the group go to the ziggurat. There Gilgamesh orders the evacuation of the citzens to beyond the Northern Wall and Nippur. Ritsuka tells him of Merlin's warning that Solomon had summoned one of the Evils of Humanity. Gilgamesh reveals the Evils of Humanity are seven entities that destroy humanity, becoming stronger the more humanity develops. They're not evils that destroy humanity, rather they're evil that humanity destroys. They're the original basis for Heroic Spirits, and born from humanity's bestial nature, their class is Beast. Tiamat is one of them, though she has yet to fully awaken. She is in the blackened sea, and the source of the Laḫmu. Not only are they slaughtering Mesopotamia's population, they're kidnapping them as well. Those kidnapped are taken to Eridu, which along with Ur are the Laḫmu's nest. Gilgamesh intially orders the group to go to the blackened sea. However, he changes it to Eridu after mentioning Siduri was taken there. Meanwhile in Eridu, Solomon orders Kingu to break Tiamat's seal.[6]

The group arrives at Ur to find everyone dead. They head to Eridu where they find the kidnapped victims gathered in the plaza. They also meet a strange Laḫmu that doesn't attack them. Ignoring it, the group enter the plaza where they see the Laḫmu forcing humans kill each other. They kill the Laḫmu to allow the survivors to escape. Kingu arrives and tries to stop the Laḫmu. A Laḫmu then rips the Grail from Kingu's body. The group try to take it when the Laḫmu swallows it and grows a pair of wings. The group fights it to prevent it from flying to Tiamat to fully awaken her. Meanwhile in the jungle, Kingu runs from the Laḫmu, unable to fight them without the Grail's power. Back in the plaza, the winged Laḫmu, Bel Laḫmu, flies away. Ishtar tries to give chase when the other Laḫmu weigh her down. The group then mount Quetzalcoatlus and chase after Bel Laḫmu in her stead. Quetzalcoatl orders Jaguar Warrior to evacuate and protect the humans.[5]

The group chase Bel Laḫmu to the center of the Persian Gulf where Tiamat is located. If it drops the Grail there, its magical energy will awaken Tiamat. The group eventually catch up to Bel Laḫmu and rams it into the shore. It crashes onto the shore, so Romani orders the group to go finish it off and take the Grail. Meanwhile in the jungle, Kingu is saved from the Laḫmu chased by the strange one. It's insinuated the strange Laḫmu was Siduri before dying, as it referred Kingu as Enkidu.[21]

  • Tiamat emerges from the Chaos Tide
  • The Fangs of Napishtim protecting Uruk from the Chaos Tide

The group chase Bel Laḫmu to the Persian Gulf, but they're knocked down by the corrupted Ushiwakamaru. They kill her, and resume their chase when multiple Ushiwakamaru appear. She cannot be killed as her Spirit Origin is mixed with the Chaos Tide. While the group fought her, Bel Laḫmu delivered the Grail to Tiamat. After Ushiwakamaru retreats into the sea, the group head to the observatory. There Quetzalcoatl reveals Tiamat controlled Enkidu's corpse through the Grail. Ishtar also rendezvouses with the others, having finished evacuating Eridu's survivors. Gilgamesh (contacting the others from Uruk) reveals the sea level began to rise when Tiamat retrieved the Grail. Once it floods Mesopatamia, it'll convert the surviving population into Tiamat's children, thereby destroying the era. The group then return to the Persian Gulf. There they fight Tiamat to stop her from launching a blast that will destroy Uruk. They defeat her, but her true body emerges from the sea. She then begins to walk towards Uruk, sending waves of the Chaos Tide across Mesopatamia. Uruk is protected thanks to the Fangs of Napishtim (Gilgamesh's secret project) diverting the wave. Understanding Tiamat is invulnerable, the group retreat.[21]

Returning to Uruk, the group learns there are only 500 humans left in Sumer. They learn Tiamat has a paradoxical protection, where she cannot die as long as life exists on Earth. Gilamesh contacts Ereshkigal and asks her to send Tiamat to Kur, where she'll be considered the last living being. He orders her to open a gate beneath Uruk. He suggests they hold Tiamat with Gugalanna while Ereshkigal completes her task. However Ishtar reveals she lost Gugalanna, who she was looking for when she first met Ritsuka and Mash. Realizing they lack a way to combat Tiamat, everyone takes a break. During this time, Ritsuka and Mash learn those who died in a Singularity will not revive once the Incineration of Humanity is resolved. They will remain dead in the proper history, with only their cause of death being different. Later on Celestial Hill, Gilgamesh gives Kingu his Grail to serve as their new heart.[7]

The next day, the group discover Tiamat's legs are too thin to support her weight. Therefore, she can only walk with the Chaos Tide. Gilgamesh orders them to destroy her legs and the Chaos Tide. Quetzalcoatl says she can destroy the Chaos Tide with Piedra Del Sol, though it uses a lot of stamina and magical energy. The group return to the Persian Gulf to execute her plan.[1]

At the Persian Gulf, the group struggle against Ushiwakamaru and her clones. She prepares to kill them when Benkei grabs her. Her clones impale them both, but Benkei uses The Pilgrimage of the Five Hundred Arhat to destroy them both. Quetzalcoatl then uses Piedra Del Sol to incinerate the Chaos Tide in Tiamat's perimeter. However, it reemerges from Tiamat, and she starts to fly using her horns. Quetzalcoatl tries to use Xiuhcoatl on her, but she is knocked into the Chaos Tide. Tiamat tries to fly to Uruk when Medusa, now as Gorgon, drags her down with her snakes. While the others retreat, she uses Pandemonium Cetus to destroy Tiamat's right horn at the cost of her own life. However, Tiamat still flies to Uruk, so the group rush there.[1]

  • Tiamat arrives in Uruk
  • All of the Dingr being fired
  • Tiamat bound Kingu's chains before breaking them

The group return to Uruk to find Gilgamesh and a few soldiers are the only ones left. They rendezvous with him at Celestial Hill, where they witness the Chaos Tide flow in and Tiamat arrive. Gilgamesh fires all the Dingr at Tiamat, even after being shot in the heart she continues to advance. Ritsuka and Mash retreat to the ziggurat, but they're knocked unconscious when a lump of Lahmu equal to Gugalanna's hoof destroys the roof. Kingu then arrives and binds Tiamat with Enuma Elish. She breaks the chains, killing Kingu, and advances to the ziggurat. Ereshkigal reports her task is complete, so Gilgamesh orders Ishtar to create a hole to Kur. She launches An Gal Tā Kigal Shē when Tiamat arrives at the ziggurat, killing Gilgamesh, and sending Ritsuka, Mash, and Tiamat down into Kur.[22]

Tiamat's Draconic Corpus Form 1

Tiamat's true form as Beast II

As Ritsuka and Mash fall, Ereshkigal grants them the power to float in Kur. Upon landing, they see Tiamat and Uruk have both fallen into Kur thanks to Ishtar destroying the city's foundations. Ereshkigal tries to finish Tiamat off with her gallû spirits then attack together to finish it off, but it's rendered ineffective as the Chaos Tide begins to corrupt Kur. Tiamat then transforms into her true form as Beast II. Jaguar Warrior arrives to help, warning that the Chaos Tide will cover the world in less than a day if Tiamat returns to the surfrace. Romani confirms it has covered most of Kur, and implores the group to destroy it there before it reaches the surface. Fortunately, Tiamat's paradoxical restoration is still ineffective in Kur, as both the Chaos Tide and the Laḫmu are part of her. Merlin then arrives, having advantage of the Earth's blank state from the Incineration of Humanity to temporarily physically escape Avalon and return to Uruk. He summons flowers on the Chados Tide to stop it and drain Tiamat's Authority from it. Tiamat grows wings and tries to fly back to the surface when Ziusdra, who reveals himself to be the Grand Assassin King Hassan, severs her wings while simultaneously forcing the concept of death onto her. Recognizing her own mortality, Tiamat unleashes more Laḫmu to protect her while she climbs back to the surface. With Ereshkigal's blessing, Ritsuka, Mash, and Merlin fly towards Tiamat, breaking through the Bel Laḫmu with Hassan's help. They reach Tiamat's head, as it's where her Spiritual Core is, and try to kill her. She proves astoundingly durable, and she takes down Merlin to remove his negation on the Chaos Tide. Archer Gilgamesh then arrives to help fight Tiamat. With her defeat, Tiamat plummets to the bottom of Kur. The group then escape to the surface before she explodes.[22]

Returning to the surface, Mash finds she has the Grail that Merlin retrieved from Tiamat's throat. Quetzalcoatl is revealed to have been rescued by Jaguar Warrior. As the Singularity resolves, Gilgamesh reveals he summoned his Archer self to help fight Tiamat earlier. He gives Ritsuka and Mash his Grail. Merlin leaves since he and Hassan were able to manifest due to the appearance of a Beast. After he leaves, Ritsuka and Mash return to Chaldea.[16]

Events and InterludesEdit

Title(s) Type Notes
Ishtar Interlude I Interlude
Enkidu Interlude I Interlude
Scheherazade Interlude I (Part 8) Interlude

LocationsEdit

ParticipantsEdit

Servants

Designation Identity Affiliation
Archer Ishtar None
Lancer Enkidu (Kingu) Tiamat
Lancer Medusa (Child) Ritsuka Fujimaru
Caster (Living Hero) Gilgamesh Uruk
Rider Ushiwakamaru Uruk
Lancer Musashibou Benkei Uruk
Lancer Leonidas Uruk
Caster Merlin Ritsuka Fujimaru
Avenger Medusa (Gorgon) Three Goddess Alliance
Lancer Jaguar Man Quetzalcoatl
Rider Quetzalcoatl Three Goddess Alliance
Lancer Ereshkigal Three Goddess Alliance
Assassin Hassan-i-Sabbah (King Hassan) None

Non-Servants

Designation Identity Affiliation Role
Beast II Tiamat None

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 20: Absolute Demonic Front Mesopotamia (I)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 7: The Tablet of Destinies
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 3: Gilgamesh's Calamity
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 15: Decisive Battle
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 17: The New Humanity
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 16: Demise
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 19: Star of the Beginning, We Look Up at the Sky
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 9: The Mother of Demonic Beasts
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 2: Humanity's Oldest Fotress City
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 4: Hardworking Citizens of Uruk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 10: Good Morning, Goddess of Venus
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 13: Prophecy of the Heavens
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 11: Hello, Goddess of the Sun
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 5: Welcome to the Jungle
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 14: Goodbye, Goddess of the Underworld
  16. 16.0 16.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 22: Absolute Demonic Front Mesopotamia (II)
  17. Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 1: In the Age of the Gods
  18. Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 6: Encounter
  19. 19.0 19.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 8: Uruk's Northen Wall
  20. 20.0 20.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 12: Temple of the Sun
  21. 21.0 21.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 18: Awakening
  22. 22.0 22.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts, Section 21: Absolute Demonic Front Mesopotamia (II)

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