|Legend of Dracula|
|Title:||The Succession of Blood|
|Owner:||Lancer of Black|
|Maximum number of targets:||1 person|
« What are you saying!? I told you I wouldn’t use that Noble Phantasm, have you forgotten!? I will die here! I will crumble away in death with regret! But that is the fate of the defeated! Darnic! I will never even consider using that and turning into an unsightly existence! Never, never! I’m, not, a vampire… I’m, not…! »
|(Lancer of Black)|
Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood (鮮血の伝承, Senketsu no Denshō?) is an ability that reproduces the legend of Dracula, gained by Vlad III through the distortion of his heroic legend. Its usage allows him to alter his aspect to become the blood-sucking vampire modeled after him, turning him from a Heroic Spirit into a literal monster. It is said to be a powerful, certain-kill ability that would allow him to easily kill even the powerful Lancer of Red and Rider of Red, even with the latter's divine blood in effect. Quite different from a Dead Apostle, Dracula, despite having only a hundred year old legend in terms of the concept of mystery, has spread out to become a terror that drapes over the entire world. Rather than thinking of the hidden Dead Apostles when hearing of the word "vampire", people think of the "vampire Dracula" who was created using Vlad III as a base. Due to Lancer's hatred of the effect of the legend has had on him, he will refuse to use the Noble Phantasm even should it mean his death, requiring a Command Spell to force him to use it and the price of his Master's life as he makes him pay for the transgression. Darnic describes him in this state as a "creature pitifully burdened with infamy due to literary works."
Upon transforming, his normal skills and Noble Phantasms are sealed, causing his personal spear to vanish like dust as his "aspect as a hero is extinguished." He gains blood-red eyes displaying a great amount of cruelty, but loses his normal look of intelligence. He gains fangs and claws, his normally aristocratic clothes become torn, and his flesh and blood take the form of shadows with mass. It boosts all of his attributes, grants a "black cloak that melts into the night" able to produce stakes similar to Kazikli Bey, grants the capacity to shape shift into mist and assorted animals, grants the ability to turn others, even Servants, into vampire comrades through blood-sucking, and, being of a similar nature to Dead Apostles, grants the Curse of Restoration and the Mystic Eyes of Enchantment. While displaying the ability to fight against a coordinated assault of six powerful Servants for a time before his regeneration starts to give out under their attacks, he possesses the weaknesses of Dead Apostles, daylight and holy symbols. He will become weaker during the day, and he has a weakness to holy implements like Ruler's Luminosite Eternelle, Black Keys that would do little damage to a regular Servant, and Baptism Rites.
His physical strength becomes such that he can easily overpower other Servants to a surprising degree and throw any of his mass-produced spears with such force that they casually surpass the speed of sound and match the power of a Noble Phantasm. His movement speed is compared to teleportation, allowing him to quickly move around the battlefield to target the long-range Archers even while battling three close-combat Servants and ten golems. His healing happens at such a rate that he is healed faster than he can be damaged, allowing him to easily counter strong attacks simply by allowing them to hit and letting his regeneration quickly repair the damage. He can prioritize certain aspects of his regeneration so as to allow himself to move even under constant assault. Within this state, physical attacks that would normally hurt and kill a Servant no longer affect him, allowing him to remove projectiles from his body without a single drop of blood leaking out and take strikes to the heart that would destroy his spiritual core without issue. He can use his transformation ability to become a giant dog to attack enemies and easily dodge attacks and quickly remove projectiles as a flock of bats or mist, but targeting the bats with magecraft or using flames on the mist can still damage him.
Ruler describes him the greatest threat to the Holy Grail War. Having become a "nameless creature" that is no longer a Heroic Spirit or a Servant that is unable to be bound by Command Spells, reaching the Greater Grail to use its power and being released into Romania could allow him to turn it into a hell within a single day. The vampire's very "concept" is something that mixes, joins, and fuses history and legend together. Should it adopt Vlad III's power and fame, it would become a "Grand Guignol" that slaughters the people of the country, the Night of Wallachia.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Vlad III, p.304-305
Vlad III, the Lord Impaler
He is the lord impaler of the Principality of Wallachia. Motivated by a love of his nation and a duty to maintain its sovereignty and power, he purged all who would oppose its interests. Though there is an aura of danger about him, he in fact possesses a modest and considerate personality; but his opinions and unrestrained manner of expression lend easily to the impression that he is a sociopath who has disengaged himself from the standard mores of society. He tries to ignore the reputation of the vampire modeled after him in a mature manner -- but somehow, representations of him that he comes across will end up being destroyed.
- Class: Lancer
- Source: Historical fact
- Region: Europe
- Alignment: Lawful Neutral
- Sex: Male
- Height: 190cm
- Weight: 80kg
- Armament: Spear
Illustrations: Hirotaka Maeda (Rejet.co)
Creator: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)
This is the real man (1431-1476) who was the model for the legend of Dracula. He had a very clear sense of justice but was also brutal, as he executed about one fifth of the population of his country through his life. His homeland, Wallachia, was a small country stuck between the large nations of Turkey and Hungary. He led a tragic life, during which he murdered his father, buried his older brother alive, and went to war against his younger brother. His war against Turkey was a desperate battle including guerrilla warfare and scorched earth tactics, and several times, he left mountains of Turkish enemy soldiers he impaled. He was captured in Hungary due to political circumstances, and spent 12 years in prison. Then, in 1476, he turned his back on Orthodox Church and converted his country to Catholicism; the same year, he died in battle against the Turkish army and his younger brother Radu. He was 45.
- STR: C
- CON: C
- AGI: B
- MGI: A
- LCK: D
- Noble Phantasm: B
- Demonic Defender of the State
Capacity of the Servant to mark a region as his personal dominion by securing the surrounding leylines prior to an engagement, permitting reinforcement of his combat capabilities when fighting in defense. Kazikli Bey is a Noble Phantasm that may be deployed only within the marked domain.
- Kazıklı Bei: The Lord of Execution
A noble phantasm deployable only within the Servant's marked domain. Within a range of 1 kilometer, a maximum of 20 thousand pikes can gradually manifest over time, bursting from the ground to impale opponents. Manifested pikes remain as a physical barrier that eliminates free ground, and evasion thus becomes less likely with passage of time. The sight of the pikes impose a curse-like psychological effect, destabilizing an opponent's mental condition with oppressive anxiety or fear.
- Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood
An ability gained through the distortion of the Servant's heroic legend. The Servant can alter his aspect to become the vampire modeled after him. In exchange for the sealing of his normal skills and Noble Phantasms, all attributes are boosted, and he obtains the capacity to shapeshift into mist and assorted animals. Being in nature similar to a Dead Apostle, he possesses the Curse of Restoration and the Mystic Eye of Enchantment, as well as weaknesses against daylight and holy symbols.
大地から大量の杭を出現させ、敵を串刺しにする。 攻撃範囲は半径1km、杭の数は最大2万本に及び、次第に数を増す杭は敵の退路を塞ぎ、時間が経つごとに回避を困難にする。 また、杭の数が増すと呪的な心理効果が発生し、見る者に恐怖と精神的圧迫感を与える。
- Class: Lancer