Lord El-Melloi II Case Files
case. Twin Towers of Iselma
The Twin Princesses of Iselma are briefly mentioned by Haruri Borzak in Fate/strange Fake, who compares their beauty to the beauty of Ishtar. If the Iselma princesses are the result of generations of mages studying to approach the Root from the perspective of "beauty" and achieving a height at which their forms seemed to reflect the universe itself, then what the goddess ought to be described as a completely different category that just happened to also use the word "beauty."
The twin Princesses of Gold and Silver are a product of magecraft from over countless generations. Beauty is insuperable from humanity, so in Magi's view 'if one looks upon beauty, one becomes more beautiful'. Beauty is a sympathetic curse: as we appreciate art, the more it purifies our souls and spirits; the true nature of the feeling we express with the term 'beauty'. So if we were to witness something of extreme beauty, then we would be able to push our soul up into a higher plane of being all at once. The twin Princesses of Gold and Silver are a product of magecraft so beautiful that the term is referred to as ____ or 「 」, an effect they can produce on demand at anytime, which Reines says isn't exaggerating to say it's in the realm of True Magic since the term isn't used lightly by Magi yet they can only be described as such. Haruri describes them as projecting a “beauty” so perfect that it blotted out the consciousness of anyone nearby just by existing, with the goal of achieving a form that seemingly reflects the universe itself.
However, the princess is blind. It's a common pattern in magecraft for one of the five senses to be sealed in order to sharpen one's magecraft, and Iselma's magecraft was built up by engraving that loss into their own genetic code.
- Fate/strange Fake Volume 6 - Chapter 18: "As Dream and Reality are Both Illusion I"
- Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 2: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper) - Chapter 2 Part 3
- Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 2: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper) - Chapter 2 Part 2
- Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 3: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Lower) - Chapter 3 Part 2