Brunestud of the Crimson Moon (朱い月のブリュンスタッド, Akai Tsuki no Buryunsutaddo?), also called Crimson Moon (朱い月, Akai Tsuki?), is the Ultimate One of the Moon (月のアルテミット・ワン, Tsuki no Arutemitto Wan?), otherwise known as Type-Moon (タイプ・ムーン, Taipu Mūn?).[1]

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Appearance[edit | edit source]

His eyes are red, and are described as both "kind" and "scary."

Background[edit | edit source]

He responded to a call from the collective will of the Earth, Gaia, over four thousand years ago, and made a deal to allow for him to live on the Earth in exchange for protection against human corruption. The planet, unable to use a mirror to reflect itself, is unable to set its own standards, so only another celestial body is able to understand the death of a celestial body. True Ancestors based in his image were created as a natural protective system for the Earth, and were set to return it to its natural state. Brunestud traveled the planet, challenged random beings to defeat him, such as Gransurg Blackmore, who was nothing but an average magus, and the villagers holding Merem Solomon. He also gathered a number of followers, such as Blackmore and Trhvmn Ortenrosse, in an attempt to eventually take the Earth as his own kingdom.

He was eventually defeated by Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg wielding Second Magic. He tried to pull the moon to collide with Earth but it was pushed back by Zelretch's magic, so it was unable to affect the planet. With all of his power, Brunestud did not foresee being defeated by a human, but lost to Zelretch due to being too late in understanding the power of Magic, "a rule outside of the rules." Before his defeat, he sucked Zelretch's blood converting him into a vampire.

Brunestud foresaw that his own life was reaching its end due to having too many enemies, as he has a "world corrosive will" that does not abide by either Gaia or Alaya. He desperately wished to have a vessel that abides by the standards of the world, and planned to use the True Ancestors in preparation for his extermination. They are considered to be spirits of nature accepted by Gaia, and even though they are considered the enemies of humanity, the subconsciousness of humans both accepts and denies them as keepers of nature, causing them not to be marked as targets of elimination for the Beasts of Alaya. Normally they were only created by the planet out of necessity, but Brunestud decided to teach them how to make their own kind themselves in order to speed up the creation of a proper vessel. He sought various other possibilities when an heir in the form a True Ancestor could not be born, such as the creation of Altrouge Brunestud, a being born between a Dead Apostle and a True Ancestor. While he was destroyed by Zelretch before the creation of a perfect vessel could be realized, he still has a method for revival. His Reality Marble has been left behind to spawn the True Ancestors, allowing them to inherit a "seed" on which he can imbed himself. Its purpose is so that when a True Ancestor reaches the same purity as him and body of his scale, the Reality Marble allow him to take over their bodies through spiritual possession. Michael Roa Valdamjong considers this to be an inefficient method compared to his own means of resurrection, as it is hard for a being on such a scale to be brought into existence.

Altrouge and Arcueid Brunestud, who have both inherited the Brunestud name, are considered to be those closest to reaching the point of being suitable vessels.[2] Arcueid, created naturally by the True Ancestors, a method which Brunestud had given up on at the time, is considered a perfect body especially close in purity as she can summon the Millennium Castle through her Marble Phantasm ability. Altrouge still lacks the right amount of power and she is considered too unstable, though her control over Primate Murder can give her the right to be called a greater monster more powerful than Brunestud himself in a way. While the True Ancestors were his "children" based on him, only he can be considered perfect, while all of them are considered failures. This is the cause of their blood-lust, their corruption upon feasting on humans, and their connection to the moon. Each has a piece of Crimson Moon inside them and a place to accept him, which manifests in Arcueid as a type of alternate personality hiding inside of her consciousness waiting to fuse with its host. It takes the form of Arcueid's initial state before having her hair removed, and it is able to move around the Millennium Castle while she sleeps. It also stays active in her unconsciousness, such as when Shiki Tohno connects to her dreams in Kagetsu Tohya.

It is unable to fuse with her while she sleeps in the castle, as she is not currently in a state to accept him, and admits to Roa that, while identifying itself as Crimson Moon, it is still nothing more than an aspect of it. Every True Ancestor is an incarnation of Crimson Moon, but at the same time, they are totally different beings. The part inside Arcueid is nothing more than a shadow of her that only exists as a hologram that has possibility. It is not yet confirmed as "Crimson Moon", as it cannot become "Crimson Moon" while "Arcueid Brunestud" is still identified as "Arcueid Brunestud." It realizes it itself didn't know exactly where it stood, and states "And to think I was planning to take over." While it wishes for Roa to unbind Arcueid's chains, he speculates that as long as Arcueid is bound in her own chains, that she will eventually give up her name. This personality speaks to Shiki briefly, amazed that humans are such noisy creatures, and that Arcueid can get along with such an "impolite person." It tries to insist that it is separate from Arcueid, that it is only an aspect of her that is separate from her at the same time. Shiki identifies that while it has long hair and speaks with an accent, and even as just an aspect of her, that it still is Arcueid. It is amazed by those words, as someone who would see Crimson Moon as an enemy who will take Arcueid's body is still using words that affirm its existence. Accepting the enemy means that Crimson Moon is near, to which Shiki replies that he will simply take her back by force. While "fighting with Arcueid to save Arcueid" can be considered a contradiction, he states that he will fight it, and save the Arcueid who has been bound by her own chains. It responds to him with "I hope your words will come to be more than just a simple joke" in a tone that seems like an awkward request betraying her noble self.[3]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Role[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

He is the one behind the state of the world of Notes, and would appear before the "final boss."[4]\

Fate/Stay Night[edit | edit source]

His battle with Kishua Zelretch Schweinorg is mentioned by Rin Tohsaka in the Heaven's Feel route.

Melty Blood[edit | edit source]

The equivalent of the Crimson Moon appears in Melty Blood Actress Again as Archetype:Earth, the alternate action ideology hiding inside of Arcueid's consciousness, who takes the appearance of Arcueid's initial state before having her hair removed. She declares that she came to experience the human world for the first time. She shows a great level of power to the point that Riesbyfe Stridberg calls her "the Ultimate One" and Shiki Ryougi recognizes an overwhelming aura flowing from her and can't see her death. Ciel believes that Arcueid managed to awaken her Origin, but Archetype:Earth denies this declaring that they are intrinsically a single being, and that she simply has a very long waking period, as the basis of life for her is far too vast compared to the living organisms that live on the surface.

Abilties[edit | edit source]

Brunestud is the Ultimate One of the Moon, and is thus the strongest life-form on the Moon, capable of singlehandedly wiping out all living beings on Earth.[5] The appearance, abilities and very thoughts of Archetype: Earth could be called the Crimson Moon.[6] After he vanished, individuals close to him in power and purity started being honored with the title of Brunestud.[7] But in the long history of the True Ancestors, only Arcueid and Altrouge have ever received the name Brunestud.[8] Arcueid in particular is beyond all other True Ancestors, as she can stand her ground with the first True Ancestor, Crimson Moon.[9]

All creatures known as Dead Apostles are descended from him in some way, and as with True Ancestors, he can create strong Dead Apostles by drinking the blood of a human, having created at least two members of The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors, Merem and Zelretch, and having had both Blackmore and Ortenrosse become vampires through magical research in order to follow him. Despite the impact the Twenty-seven Ancestors have on the planet, they can be considered nothing more than a footprint that he made on the world.

The Crimson Moon possesses Mystic Eyes that fall under the Noble Color "Rainbow" which even exceeds the "Jewel" ranked Mystic Eyes of petrification. His ultimate mystic eyes, which blend and mix all seven colors of the rainbow like a kaleidoscope, are considered to be the mark of the King of the Moon.[10] He also holds a Reality Marble, which contains the Millennium Castle Brunestud that he originally created with Marble Phantasm.[8] Its purpose is so that when a True Ancestor reaches the same purity as him and body of his scale, the Reality Marble allow him to take over their bodies through spiritual possession [3]. During his battle with Zelretch, he was able to create a mirror image of the moon and drop it towards the planet in an event known as the Moon Fall (月落とし, Tsuki Otoshi?), which forced Zelretch to use a virtually limitless Ether Cannon to push back.[11]

He can also use an ability called Alt Nagel (アルトネーゲル, Ancient Nail?), which is described as an immensely destructive pillar of wind which stretches as far as the heavens. In the world of Notes, Crimson Moon wields the Knight Arm[12] called Real of the World (リアル・オブ・ザ・ワールド(真世界), Riaru obu za Wārudo(Ma Sekai)?), which is also the title of the True Ancestors's purpose of restoring the world to its natural state.


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  1. Kagetsu Tohya - 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors Series, 3/Brunestud of the Crimson Moon

    The Ultimate One.

  2. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Brunestud [Term], p.188

    Brunestud [Term]
    Despite being Arcueid's last name, strictly speaking it is actually more like a title. It is possessed by all of the members of True Ancestor royalty.
    The Millennium Castle Brunestud where Arcueid had sealed herself away is not her original creation, but was actually created in the past by the most powerful True Ancestor, using marble phantasm. That original lord of Castle Brunestud died long ago, but ever since those True Ancestors capable of forming the castle have been uplifted as royalty. This is why the True Ancestors, who have no concept of hierarchy, nevertheless call Arcueid their princess.
    After being tricked by Roa and killing most of the True Ancestors, Arcueid crucified herself on the throne of the castle she materialized herself. A thousand chains stretched from the castle's outer walls to the throne, so that she may seal herself away forever.
    In Melty Blood, the Tatari Arcueid materialized the Millennium Castle. Later, in Re-act, it also appeared in her Arc Drive.
    Currently, there are only two bloodsuckers with the name of Brunestud: Arcueid and Altrouge.

    ブリュンスタッド【用語】

  3. 3.0 3.1 Kagetsu Tohya - Crimson Moon
  4. [v] Interview

    Please tell us about the origin of the circle's name(^^) Nasu: It was quite difficult to decide. Someone had said "Isn't Aristoteles good enough?" but I didn't like that personally. This is about the Aristoteles from Note. but that naming for me was a case of youthful indiscretion. Then, since we were going for something related to Note. anyway: "...Actually, about that story, just before the last part Type-Moon's identity will be revealed. Also, the Knight Arm it has is called Real of the World(True World)." I revealed this material I had been keeping secret, then we decided that in this case Type-Moon would be good.

    ●サークル名の由来をお聞かせください(^^)
    奈須:
    なかなか決まりませんでしたね。
    誰かが、アリストテレスでいいんじゃないの? とこぼし、個人的にそれはイヤだったんです。
    note.のアリストテレスのコトなのですが、自分にとってはあのネーミングは若気のいたりでしたから。
    んで、どーせnote.関連からいくのなら、
    「……実はあの話、最後の一歩前でタイプムーンってのが正体明かすんよ。
    んで、持ってる魔剣名がリアル・オブ・ザ・ワールド(真世界)」
    と内緒にしていたネタをばらして、それならタイプムーンでいいじゃん、と決まりました。

  5. [v] Notes - Aristoteles [Ultimate ONE]

    Life forms that came from the other planets.
    They were the strongest life forms on their respective planets, and each of them had the power to wipe out all the remaining living beings in this world.
    The name Aristoteles was given by the humans, and they have no such things in the first place. The Aristoteles don't fight each other, and they just freely fly around killing things.
    Several Aristoteles among them contacted mankind learning about this planet's concept of "knowledge".
    After Type-Saturn, who received orders from their respective planets and sent it to the others, got eliminated, they entered a final war with the human race.

  6. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Shall We Play Around Some? [Technique name], p.053

    Shall We Play Around Some? [Technique name]
    Arcueid's Last Arc.
    For just a second, it is possible to catch a glimpse of the vampire princess Arcueid's true power. The phantom that appears behind her back is her original form. Its appearance, abilities, and very thoughts could be called the Crimson Moon.
    The inspiration for this technique comes from Kagetsu Tohya. Specifically, the episode where Shiki strayed off into Arcueid's dream and received proper retribution for killing her. Because of that, when this technique is used on Shiki it hits eighteen times.

    少しばかり戯れようか?【技名】
    アルクェイドのラストアーク。
    ほんの一瞬、アルクェイドという吸血姫の真の力が垣間見れる。背後に現れる幻は本来の姿。この姿、能力、思考こそが朱い月と言える。
    出典は『歌月十夜』より。アルクェイドの夢に迷い込んだ志貴が殺された仕返しを受ける、というエピソードから。志貴が相手だとしっかり18ヒットになる。

  7. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Crimson Moon [Term], p.060

    Crimson Moon [Term]
    Another name for the organism that was used as the template for the True Ancestors. Also known as the Crimson Moon Brunestud.
    After he vanished, individuals close to him in power started being honored with the title of Brunestud.
    However, in the long history of the True Ancestors, only two have ever received the name.

    朱い月【用語】
    あかいつき。真祖の原形となったある生命体の別称。朱い月のブリュンスタッド、とも。
    消滅後は朱い月の能力に近い個体にのみブリュンスタッドという称号が赠られるようになった。
    ブリュンスタッドの名を冠する真祖は、彼らの長い歷史の中でも二体だけとされる。

  8. 8.0 8.1
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Brunestud [Term], p.188

    Brunestud [Term]
    Despite being Arcueid's last name, strictly speaking it is actually more like a title. It is possessed by all of the members of True Ancestor royalty.
    The Millennium Castle Brunestud where Arcueid had sealed herself away is not her original creation, but was actually created in the past by the most powerful True Ancestor, using marble phantasm. That original lord of Castle Brunestud died long ago, but ever since those True Ancestors capable of forming the castle have been uplifted as royalty. This is why the True Ancestors, who have no concept of hierarchy, nevertheless call Arcueid their princess.
    After being tricked by Roa and killing most of the True Ancestors, Arcueid crucified herself on the throne of the castle she materialized herself. A thousand chains stretched from the castle's outer walls to the throne, so that she may seal herself away forever.
    In Melty Blood, the Tatari Arcueid materialized the Millennium Castle. Later, in Re-act, it also appeared in her Arc Drive.
    Currently, there are only two bloodsuckers with the name of Brunestud: Arcueid and Altrouge.

    ブリュンスタッド【用語】

  9. Staff Roundtable - The First Night
  10. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Noble Colour [Others], p.068 [T]

    Noble Colour [Others]
    A name for inborn special talents, used within the Association.
    Primarily used in reference to those who possess mystic eyes. For instance, the mystic eyes of Tsukihime's Shiki are an example of a Noble Color.
    Rider's mystic eyes of petrification fall under the classification of "Jewel", which exceeds even the "Gold" possessed by the highest class of bloodsucker.
    Further, beyond Jewel lies "Rainbow". These ultimate mystic eyes, which blend and mix all seven colors of the rainbow like a kaleidoscope, are considered to be the mark of the King of the Moon.

    ノウブルカラー【その他】
    魔術協会において、もって生まれた特殊な資質の事をこう呼ぶ。
    おもに魔眼持ちに使われる。月姫の志貴の魔眼もノウブルカラー。
    ライダーの石化の魔眼は最上級の吸血種が持つという“黄金”の更に上をいく“宝石”。
    この宝石の更に上にあるのが“虹”万華鏡の知く七色が混同したモノで、月の王さまの証とされるとか。

  11. [v] TYPE-MOON Fes. Official Pamphlet 10th Anniversary Q & A Booklet:

    Q: You must tell us the details of the battle between the Crimson Moon and Zelretch at his prime!

    Q: You must tell us the details of the battle between the Crimson Moon and Zelretch at his prime!!

    A: You are asking me to divulge such delicious details from my stash of ideas? Mmmm... I have shown some similar scenes in Mahoyo, they would carry a similar vibe. It would be something like, the Crimson Moon dropping a mirror image of the Moon (HERE IT COMES!) versus Zelretch doing something only he was able to do: a virtually limitless Ether Cannon unleashed through a special magic circle ("Magic Square"). If we had five times the budget of Mahoyo, then we may be able to realize such a scene.

    Q:赤い月VS全盛期ゼルレッチの詳細を是非

    A:そんな美味しいネタをネタコーナーで披露しろと!?まあ、似たようなシーンはまほよでやっているので、あんな感じと思いねえ。月を鏡像化して落としてくる(滑らせてくる。シンカー!)朱い月VS型月世界でゼルレッチにだけ可能な、特殊な魔法陣展開法で放たれる事実上の無尽エーテル砲という感じ。まほよの五倍の予算があればなんとかなる。

  12. [v] Notes - Demonic Sword [knight arms]

    The name of the weapon that Knights carry.
    All human species born in this world are effected by Gin. Babies born with a large amount of Gin in them shape it as if it's their bones during their lives, and when they reach adulthood, it is laid outside their body. Because it is created with the unanalyzed entity Gin, it is able to cause various effects and its power is strong enough to be considered a weapon.
    Only few humans can shape the Demonic Swords, and those who carry a Demonic Sword powerful enough to be used for war are considered as Knights. Only one Demonic Sword exists per Knight.

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