Chitose Manazuru (真鶴チトセ?) is the Master of Lancer in the large Holy Grail War that predates the events of Fate/Requiem. They are still contracted in the world "After" the Holy Grail War. She is known as the Stigmata (聖痕?).
Chitose is Erice Utsumi's grandmother, despite her young appearance. She and Lucius won the Holy Grail War 14 years ago that ended World War III and changed the world. While the other victors of the Holy Grail Wars in various places fought in muddy battles to possess the Holy Grails that others had won, Chitose put an end to that by choosing to settle it in a similar manner to a tournament. Chitose asked to the wish granting Holy Grail to persist and distribute itself, becoming Grails in the hearts of humans, terminal devices of the Stigmata.
Chitose lives in Mosaic City's Shinjuku, and raised Erice after her father (Chitose's son) and mother (a Servant woman) died. In Mosaic City, Chitose's final word is equal to the judgement of the Holy Grail. Her decisions cannot be overturned. Chitose and Lucius are the strongest Servant and Master pair in all of Mosaic City. When an emergency in Mosaic City causes Code Crimson to be declared, the pair answers the call as the city's defenders.
Despite her importance to the city, Chitose is not known by everybody. Koharu F Riedenflaus knew her name but not what she looked like, and Karin had never heard of her at all. She's not exactly famous, but she's well-known in certain circles.
Calm, collected and polite but seemingly manipulative. She also wields authoritative tone over the Caren Series. Described by Erice as inhuman and someone who bring misfortune whenever she visits, she is seen to have control over Erice's well being - first by suspending Erice's job through Caren Fujimura's order issue, and then attempting to take Voyager away from Erice whom she is assigned to look after. She also knows a lot more things that Erice doesn't about Mosaic City, although it may be Erice's conjecture for the time being. Erice sees her as a "person whom one should not expect family affections from". Erice states that Chitose is prone to jokes, but not to deception.
Chitose appears to be stuck in the past. According to Erice, Mosaic City's Shinjuku being modeled after Japan of the early 20th century was Chitose's idea. In addition to wearing an old style high school uniform, the interior of Chitose's home has not changed one bit in the years between Erice moving out and returning. She does not leave her house in times of peace.
Chitose in Erice's memories doesn't seem as cold and manipulative as she is in the present. When Erice was young Chitose was cutting her hair and accidentally clipped her granddaughter's ear, causing it to bleed. Erice describes Chitose as having an expression "so deeply grieved that the world might as well have ended." Even after tending to the wound, Chitose still looked like she was going to cry.
The Boy Among the Stars
When Erice brings a strange boy to Caren Fujimura, Caren contacts Chitose to come and see him. Neither of them are able to tell what the boy's Class or True Name are, but upon seeing him Chitose smiles thinly. She charges Erice with watching over him.
Later, Erice receives a visit from Chitose and Chitose's Servant Lucius. Chitose speaks to Erice about having Erice stop her job as Nightwatch for a few months, to which Erice is vehemently opposed. But when she looks to Lucius for help, he only responds with a pained smile.
When Nzambi attacks the Holy Grail Tournament, Code Crimson is declared by Caren Fujimura and Mosaic City enters a state of emergency. Chitose and Lucius arrive to defend the city. They kill several zombified Servants including Hannibal Barca.
The boy tells Chitose that a black dog contacted him during the chaos, and told him to tell Chitose that death has come for her. Upon hearing about the dog, Chitose loses her composure for the first time. Anubis and his female companion kill Caren Fujimura, and then Chitose chases them off, but not before Anubis tells Erice that she belongs on their side. After Caren Fujimura's death, Chitose approves Caren Himuro's promotion to leader of the Caren Series. Chitose then orders Erice to hand the boy over to her, and when Erice refuses Chitose orders Lucius to attack him. Galahad Alter defends the boy, and Chitose leaves without a word.
Shinjuku the Nostalgic City
Chitose has four Command Spells, one on each of her hands and legs. The Command Spells on her hands are the symbols of the Stigmata, and tokens of a piety willing to subject her own body to the pain of crucifixion. She is the only human in the world of Fate/Requiem who still has the old style of Command Spells that she has continued to possess after she won the previous Holy Grail War with Lucius. Because of this, once it has been used up, it is gone forever. For everyone else, Command Spells are regenerated over time by the Holy Grail.
She was at ease as she entered Erice's apartment, paying no mind to the magical security measures Erice had installed or the barriers Erice had erected to deter passers-by.
Humanity has stopped aging in this new era and modifies their bodies as they see fit, but people born before the new era like Chitose shouldn't be able to do that. Nevertheless, Erice says that Chitose has looked young for a long time.
Chitose wields a Conceptual Weapon of "Binding" called the Sacri Clavi: Holy Nails (聖釘, Seitei?): replicas of the nails that nailed Jesus Christ to the cross. The Holy Nails are generated from the Command Spells that are grafted on her hands and legs; with every strike, square iron nails briefly manifest around her limbs to skewer the enemy, a pile bunker wielded with bare hands. She fights faster than Erice can follow. She was taught how to fight by Lucius.
- Fate/Requiem Volume 1: The Boy Among the Stars - Chapter 2
- Fate/Requiem Volume 2: Shinjuku the Nostalgic City - Chapter 11
- Fate/Requiem Volume 1: The Boy Among the Stars - Chapter 6
- Fate/Requiem Volume 1: The Boy Among the Stars - Chapter 7
- Fate/Requiem Volume 1: The Boy Among the Stars - Chapter 8
- Fate/Requiem Volume 1: The Boy Among the Stars - Prologue
- Fate/Requiem Volume 1: The Boy Among the Stars - Chapter 1
- Fate/Requiem Volume 1: The Boy Among the Stars - Chapter 3