Earnest Gravehill (アーネスト・グレイヴヒル, Ānesuto Gureivuhiru?) is the former Master of Shielder. He is a Fate/stay night character introduced in Fate/unpublished material, a revised collection of unused details originally penned for the 2006 Fate/stay night anime.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Ernest is a man from America in his early 30s. The center of attention at the Mage's Association, his family is a well-known, prestigious family in London. Though a part of the Mage's Association, he can be considered a semi-freelancer who doesn't put much emphasis on the rules of the Association and conducts what research he likes.
Personality[edit | edit source]
A gentleman, who at first glance would lead one to think he is a man of character. But as the Grail War begins, Ernest reveals that he is inhumane and thinks of the people of Fuyuki as nothing more than backdrops.
Role[edit | edit source]
Ernest and Shielder would have made their first appearance when Shirou Emiya, Rin Tohsaka, and Saber first visited the Fuyuki church. They were already present at the church by the time Shirou, Rin, and Saber arrived.
During the early part of the story Ernest would be seen as a model mage by Shirou, who laments his own shortcomings. But soon Shirou would learn he was wrong about the kind of person Ernest is.
Ernest would eventually drop out of the war, leaving Shielder as a Masterless Servant wandering Fuyuki.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Ernest's magecraft uses undead by mobilizing their bodies. Because he can't harbor a soul on the body, it's different from necromancy. Rather, it's not that he can't, but that he has no interest in doing so.
He was able to conduct a ritual to attach the Heroic Spirit Galahad to the corpse of Tachie, a girl who died in the Fuyuki Fire ten years beforehand. This made Tachie into a Demi-Servant who served Ernest as Shielder.