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Magus (魔術師, Majutsushi?, plural Magi) is the term for a human practitioner of Magecraft, the magical science, as opposed to a Magician, who is capable of bringing forth true miracles that are impossible to be reenacted at the current scientific stage. In ancient times, the term magus was used for both the users of Thaumaturgy and Magic, but with the advancement of science that made past miracles possible and the decline of the overall power of Magecraft, the differences between the two became clearer. In the modern age, there are only five Magicians left. A wizard, just like a magus, has a long life. If one uses life-prolonging magic, it wouldn't be impossible to live a few hundred or thousand years, either.

Magi frequently, but not necessarily, descend from old magical families, as affinity to magecraft is something transmitted through blood relations.[1]

More than just a name, the term "Magus" defines a whole set of beliefs and lifestyle, the first of which is the desire to reach the "Truth". No matter the cost, they use all their assets and abilities to reach that goal, and any abilities gained in the process are a by-product. They hold no meaning except as a means to reach the Truth. A magus also dedicates himself to the study and refinement of Thaumaturgy while driving himself apart of the values of common people in the process. He searches for the greater truths of the universe not to answer existential questions, but just for the sake of knowing. Ideally, a magus would render his own self transparent while still retaining his ego. In reality, however, most magi, especially those of the Mage's Association, are often caught up in petty power struggles. On the other hand, those who openly deviate from the way of magi, such as Kiritsugu Emiya and Shirou Emiya, are perceived as heretics that do not deserve to be called a magus. They have no interest in the Truth and see magecraft as a useful tool. They are called spell-casters.[2]

Characteristics[]

Depending on their craft, the appearance of magi may become distorted due to the chemicals with which they work or type of magecraft they practice. Rather than become ashamed over it as a mark of humiliation, it is normal for them to see it as a source of pride.[3]

Many magi look down on those like freelancers who use magecraft to earn a profit, believing it to be solely a field of research that should not be used in such a manner. Only those with more worldly experience or those practicing more controversial magecraft can look past the initial disdain and bewilderment other magi have for such people.[3]

It is possible for magi to obtain magical patents recognized by the Clock Tower, allowing them to obtain money from theories and rituals in the same manner as regular patents. The Tohsaka family earns tens of millions of yen annually from those that they own.[4]

Mindset[]

Most magi of long lineages do not find convenience in using modern technology, believing that the comparable magical tools they have possessed since long before the technology was invented will never be inferior. Compared to communication tools that are susceptible to spying and that will stop working with power outages, they feel their own apparatuses like the Tokiomi Tohsaka's implements in place of fax machines and phones will remain superior due to not having such issues.[5] Others make the argument further that, while Science and Magecraft sleep in the same bed, if the methods are too directly scientific, it gets farther away from the Mystery.[6] Magi are usually unused to such technology, with Irisviel von Einzbern being hard-pressed to understand how to properly use a phone,[7], Jubstacheit von Einzbern fervently arguing against Kiritsugu Emiya having a telephone line and power generator installed at the Einzbern Castle,[8] and Rocco Belfeban believing social networks to be a form of magecraft and misunderstanding writing an email as being like sending a physical letter.[9] People like Kirei Kotomine cannot truly understand this train of thought, believing that a fax machine that can be used by anyone is more convenient,[5] and Kiritsugu, a magus who frequently uses such technology, finds that the tendency of magi to ignore such technology as a legitimate threat, not understanding what a regular human can accomplish without magecraft, is a blind spot he can exploit in his work as a magus killer.[10] Nevertheless, it's not necessarily the case for every magi: those of families that do not follow such traditions like Waver Velvet are easily capable of using them to the degree of any ordinary person,[11] and even a Clock Tower Lord like Lord Inorai Valualeta Atroholm enjoys modern technology for her own pleasure, such as owning an iPodWP,[12] a personal computer,[13] and a cineplex.[14] In the same vein, the Archelot family head is into modern trends[15] and the family has been a part of television media for years,[16] with one of their members even having been a world renowned idol singer. New Age magi, to compete against the old magi families who can rely on the Magic Circuits and Magic Crests built up by their ancestors, turn to modern science and the media to try and gain an advantage by doing something new.[15]

The Association does not base its principles on normal morality, but rather the preservation of the secrets of magecraft, the Concealment of Mystery (神秘の隠匿, Shinpi no intoku?), one of the Mage's Association's three great principles,[17] and the first of its ten commandments.[18] What magi consider a crime is the popularization and the vulgarization of mysteries, so while magi may commit horrendous crimes like murder, but they generally will not be targeted so long as it does not become a threat to their secrecy.[17] While many people may perish in the Holy Grail War rituals, the Association only seeks to make sure the media is properly manipulated as to avoid letting it become public and having the Einzbern cover any monetary damage.[19] However, perhaps out of pragmatism, the Association forbids the criminal use of magecraft.[20][21] It does not allow research that would harm society[22] or involve innocents.[23] If a mage pulls a civilian into a magical phenomenon, the Association dispatch assassins to kill that mage.[24] One rule among magi is that it is taboo to kill your own students, because it goes against a mage's instinct of passing on their hopes to reach the Root on the next generation.[25] Since students and apprentices are like their own offspring and they are like their parents, mages fight fiercely to protect them, no matter what.[26][25]

When hunting those who have been given a Sealing Designation, their greatest priority is ensuring the safety of the results of the designated's research over all else. Competing with the Church in their goal of wiping out all heretical knowledge, they seek most of all to obtain the Magic Crests of the designated as the most precious of a magus' work. In the case of Norikata Emiya and his successor Kiritsugu Emiya, the Association keeps the majority of the crest, and only through negotiations of the one selling it to them, Natalia Kaminski, is Kiritsugu able to inherit a minor portion.

Families[]

Some magi families will develop branch families over time. Among the Clock Tower families, the main family name sometimes will be bestowed upon a branch family member as a middle name to indicate being directly under their care.[27] The magi of Yggdmillennia take on "Yggdmillennia" as their last name, while their former family name is taken as their middle name.[28] The Barthomeloi family puts their family name before their given name, similar to Eastern name orderWP.[29]

Classifications[]

  • Astrologer (占星術師(アストロロジャー), Senseijutsu-shi(Asutororojā)?) - Is the term used to refer to users of Astrology. Flueger is one of them.[30]
  • Druids (ドルイドたち?) — A type of magus originating in Celtic cultures.[31]
  • Faker (複製者, Fukuseisha?) - Faker is used as a term for Shirou Emiya and Archer for their usage of Gradation Air. Rin Tohsaka uses it as a regular term, while Gilgamesh uses it as a term of derision. Faker is also a Servant class, but it has no known connection to this terminology.
  • Houjutsushi (法術師, Hōjutsushi?) - Those who exorcise spirits through SūtraWP, prayers and faith. The ones who achieved true enlightenment can draw upon the power of supernatural entities to perform miracles, but those with insufficient training have to fill the gap by adding their own power, just like the Western magi do. In Japan, there is a very secretive organization of Houjutsushi. Currently none of the monks of Ryuudou Temple are Houjutsushi, but there were a small number of them in the past.
  • Shaman (呪術師, Jujutsushi?) - The practitioners of Curse Arts, through similar in concept they are seen as a different kind from the regular magus. Users include the Fujou clan in the world of Kara no Kyoukai, Alice Kuonji, and, at first, Ayaka Sajyou.
  • Spellcaster (魔術使い, Majutsu Tsukai?) - The name given to those who use Magecraft without following the way of the magus, such as Kiritsugu Emiya and Flueger who treated Magecraft as just a tool. Usually, their general skill with Thaumaturgy is low, but it is not uncommon for them to be highly proficient in a single field that they choose to specialize at. Also includes mages who lack formal training such as Shirou Emiya and Sakura Matou.
  • Spiritual Doctor (霊媒医師, Reibai Ishi?) - A magus that uses Spiritual Invocation to perform medical operations, one who heals not through the flesh, but through the soul. Can also be found among the members of the Church, thus hinting that these procedures are not completely seen as Thaumaturgy. Kirei Kotomine was an excellent Spiritual Doctor who was capable of removing Command Spells from a Master without damaging his nervous system.
  • Tuner (調律師, Chōritsu-shi?) - The term used for practitioners of Tuning Magecraft, a rare type of magus within the Clock Tower.
  • Wizard (ウィザード?) - The new class of magus in the world of Fate/EXTRA.
  • Witch (魔女, Majo?) — The partitioners of Witchcraft and a type of supernatural being tied to the First Magic.

Magi Bloodlines[]

Animusphere[]

The Animusphere (アニムスフィア, Animusufia?) family is one of the top ten families in the Clock Tower and are responsible for developing the Astronomy department and leading its Faculty. They have multiple branch houses, with the Fellows and Fargo families counted among them. The Animuspheres primarily stay in the mountains and observe the heavens.

The Animusphere Astromancy magecraft specializes around predicting the future and observing the planet. Their family Magecraft is dependent on the ambient mana to fuel it, as revealed in the Atlantic Lostbelt with Kirschtaria Wodime.[32]

Known Members
Marisbury Animusphere (Former Head)
Olga Marie Animusphere (Current Head)

Aozaki[]

The Aozaki (蒼崎, Aozaki?) is the family who administers the greatest spiritual land in Japan. For magi of the Clock Tower, this name is a synonym for "trouble". Despite its age, it is not a renowned lineage. A bloodline with a history worth a total of six generations, the head of the third generation was a genius that discovered a path to the Root under his land. After creating the Fifth Magic, however, he sealed this path and decided to wait for someone who had the potential to comprehend the Root. He was the Fifth Magician until he passed on the Fifth Magic to his successor, and was a "magus infinitely close to being a magician" afterwards until his death. By using this path, the successive heads have a high chance of inheriting the Fifth Magic, but going further into touching the Root is forbidden.[33] The current family head is Aoko Aozaki.

In the present generation, the family had the misfortune of having siblings disputing over the position of family head, a tragedy for any clan of magi. The outcome of the conflict was that the younger of the two sisters, Aoko, emerged victorious and became a Magician. At a point of time, both sisters were part of the Mage's Association but eventually they withdrew from it. Aoko left on a whim and became a Freelancer. Meanwhile, the older sister, Touko, ran away after receiving a Sealing Designation after realizing that if she remained with the Association she would never be able to leave later, despite the great chance of her reaching the highest levels of the place.

The Aozaki family never had a history of producing heirs with many Magic Circuits and the numbers were decreasing even more with the passing of generations. By the time of the fifth generation, there were almost no Circuits left. Many though that was the end for the Aozaki lineage, but Touko of the sixth generation surprisingly turned out to be a prodigy with 20 Circuits.

About the time of the Fifth Holy Grail War, Touko was still hiding herself from the Association, while Aoko was touring around the country without a care in the world.[33]

While Touko is a very versatile Magus, Aoko is good at nothing but destruction, being a user of the Fifth Magic, "Magic Blue".[33]

Known Members
Touko and Aoko's grandfather (3rd Family Head)
Touko and Aoko's father
Touko Aozaki
Aoko Aozaki (4th Family Head)

Ashborn[]

The Ashborn (アッシュボーン, Asshubōn?) are a magus family who own the Adra Castle on Western England. The members of the family had all died before the incident at the castle investigated by Lord El-Melloi II.

Known Members
Geryon Ashborn (Head of household)
Irene Ashborn (Turned into the Ashborn Beast)
Glannid Ashborn (Successor)

Archelot[]

The Archelot (アーシェロット, Āsherotto?) family is one of the twelve Lord families of the Clock Tower. They lead the Department of Botany and are part of the Aristocratic Faction. The head of the Archelots is famous among magi who are into modern trends.[15] The Archelots have been involved with television media for a while now.[16] Before the current head took over, the Archelots were involved in the military.[34]

In the 19th century, the Archelots helped Henry Jekyll develop his famous elixir which turned him into Mr. Hyde.[35]

Known Members
May Riddell Archelot

Archibald[]

The Archibald (アーチボルト, Āchiboruto?), a house of nobles from the Mage's Association considered to be elite among the elites and is one of the only families to possess close ties with the Barthomelois. The Archibald's rival family are the Trambelios, who espouse democracy. In command of the El-Melloi faction within the Association, the house was almost ruined after the death of its ninth head, the prodigy Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald, but managed to recover itself thanks to the efforts of an unofficial apprentice, Waver Velvet. After the situation was cleared, Velvet was rewarded with the title of "Lord El-Melloi II" as a form of gratitude. But the true heir of the Archibald house is actually a little girl in the lowest seat of the clan. Reines El-Melloi Archisorte gave him the title while saying "I recognize your deeds to the Archibald family, but since you were only making up for what you caused in the first place, you better serve me for your entire life", thus literally binding him to her.[36]

Known Members
Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald

Archisorte[]

The Archisorte (アーチゾルテ, Āchizorute?) are a branch family of the Archibald family.

Known Members
Reines El-Melloi Archisorte - The Princess of the El-Melloi family

Barthomeloi[]

The Barthomeloi (バルトメロイ, Barutomeroi?) is one of the most noted lines of magi within the Association, considered one of the Three Great Noble Families of the Clock Tower.[37] They are a family of rulers and lords that can be called embodiments of perfectionism and aristocracy. Their lineage is mysterious and old even for the standards of the other Association's magi, and it is uncertain when the name "Barthomeloi" was first written in the pages of history. They first appeared during the construction of the Clock Tower, and quickly became lords with their powerful Blue Blood Noble Magic Circuits and attribute of Almighty. They have reigned at the peak of the Association for centuries, and sought perfection in each generation of their magi. The head of their family does not appear in public until he or she becomes perfected as a magus according to their standards. They are raised only inside the Barthomeloi manor, as having them appear outside while inexperienced appears to be an embarrassment for them. Resulting from this, once the head first steps into the Association, they are immediately ready to act as a Department Head. They find great pride in the "Barthomeloi" name, considering it to represent everything they are, while their own given names are simply attachments. All of the Barthomeloi's have an almost obsessive hatred toward the Dead Apostles, possibly due to their dignity as humans or pride as aristocrats, and they spend their time hunting them as if it were completely natural. This obsession may go so far as neglecting any other responsibilities to participate in any vampire hunts available.

They can be considered aristocrats more intense than even the Twenty-seven Ancestors, who believe that even their fellow lords ought to be submissive to even more venerable and excellent blood. The only magus seen as the equal of the Barthomeloi Lord is the practitioner of the First Magic. The current head, Barthomeloi Lorelei, has some degree of friendly relations with the Archibald family, but other information concerning her succession and her background are unknown.

Known Members
Barthomeloi Lorelei

Borzak[]

The Borzak (ボルザーク, Boruzāku?) are a clan that specializes in the use of Bee familiars. Odd cast away his humanity and became a Dead Apostle. After his death, the family was ransacked for his research and only his granddaughter, Haruri, was left alive.

Known Members
Odd Borzak
Haruri's parents
Haruri Borzak

Caesarmund[]

The Caesarmund (シザームンド, Shizāmundo?, Sisimund) specialize in Butterfly Magecraft(Papilio Magia) (蝶魔術(パピリオ・マギア)?).

Known Members
Orlocke Caesarmund
Verner Caesarmund
Glannid Ashborn (illegitimate child)

Codrington[]

The Codrington (コドリントン, Kodorinton?) family are a family of magus that specialized in necromancy. The family itself has been shown to be large enough to have a main and branch families sharing the same last name.

Known Members
Trevor Pelham Codrington
Waletta Codrington
Wills Pelham Codrington

Crudelis[]

The Crudelis (クルドリス, Kurudorisu?) family is an alchemist clan a part of Atlas Academy, being one of the Six Sources of Atlas equivalent to the Lords of the Clock Tower. The Crudelis family's magecraft uses alchemy to make bone familiars and bone constructs, being directly compared to how the Eltnam family makes weapons out of their nerves. They were involved in the creation of Ergo, supplying the flesh of a god for him to devour. As Atlas seeks to prevent the end of the world, Lord El-Melloi II believes that the Crudelis' motive for creating Ergo was to prevent whatever disaster they foresaw.

Known Members
Latio Crudelis Hiram (Current Head)

Dioland[]

The Dioland (ディオランド, Diorando?) are a family of magus that specialize in puppet making, and were involved in United States politics since the country's founding.

Among their members was Assassin's Master in the third Fuyuki Holy Grail War, who recorded mystic memories through the puppets he used in the War, and transmitted them to his family, even to distant relations. Eventually, Faldeus’ grandfather joined hands with United States politicians and military leaders, and developed a plan to hold a Grail War on their own land within several centuries. When Faldeus' father inherited the project, Francesca proposed cultivating a stolen portion of the Fuyuki Grail, which allowed their Grail War to occur in less than a century.[38] Two known members have participated in a Holy Grail War.

Known Members
Assassin's Master
Faldeus' grandfather
Faldeus' father
Faldeus Dioland

Escardos[]

The Escardos (エスカルドス, Esukarudosu?) is a particularly old lineage even within the Mediterranean Basin. It was rumored to have been active centuries following the dawn of the Common Era, alongside the Magician Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg. No one at the Clock Tower believed it, nor did the descendants themselves—after all, although their family was old, they hadn't produced any worthwhile results. Even their Magic Crest had only age to recommend it. The greater portion of spells was indecipherable, even to the heirs themselves. The crest did, however, contain advanced life preservation capabilities so they managed to just barely cling to their dignity as an old family.[39]

Mocked by the Clock Tower as "moldering antiques" their only wish was for their Magic Circuits to develop. While their circuits remained few down the generations, their Magic Crest had yet to show signs of reaching the end of its lifespan. The Escardos family found this preferable to dwindling like the Makiri and they worked hard to shore up their footing as mages to avoid that fate—even if other mages laughed at their wasted effort.[39]

After a few centuries of that, an "anomaly," Flat Escardos, was born into the Escardos family. He had Magic Circuits unparalleled within his lineage, genius magical energy control, and the originality to combine spells from the past into a unique new magecraft. He was believed to have been the ideal heir, but as his talents began to bud, it became clear that he had entirely lacked the "mental attitude" that could be called a mage's most important attribute.[39] Though known only to Zelretch and Van-Fem, Flat is the result of the 1,800 year old dream of the Escardos family.[40]

Known Members
Mesala Escardos
Flat's parents
Flat Escardos

Fargo[]

The Fargo (ファーゴ, Fāgo?) are a branch family of the Animuspheres who also practice astromancy, following the traditional Geocentric model of the universe. They also practice the Seven Planets model.[41]

Known Members
Ernest Fargo (Head)
Mary Lil Fargo
Alec Fargo

Fellows[]

The Fellows (フェローズ, Ferōzu?) is the most prominent of the Animusphere branch families.

Known Members
Trisha Fellows

Forvedge[]

The Forvedge (フォルヴェッジ, Foruvejji?) are a family from Germany that is in decline.[42][43] They specialize in Spiritual Evocation, specifically the summoning of animal spirits. In the world of Fate/Apocrypha they joined the Yggdmillennia, while in the world of Fate/stay night the heir Fiore ran away from home and her younger brother Caules became heir instead.

Known Members
Mr. Forvedge
Caules Forvedge
Fiore Forvedge

Fraga[]

The Fraga (フラガ, Furaga?), a family with a history that extends back to the Age of Gods. Due to the faithful servitude they showed to the ancient deities in the past, the clan was rewarded with the knowledge of mystic runes and rights over the Noble Phantasm Fragarach. From the Magi's standards they are supposed to be the top-elite, but for some reason decided to remain isolated in a small coastline village. By bloodline alone, they should have been seen as high class, but in truth possess neither money nor fame and just live secretly while passing down their mystical knowledge to their descendants.[44]

They possess the Sorcery Trait God's Holder: the remains of a mystery of the Age of Gods in the form of a virus. Not an hereditary trait carried in the genes, but rather a pathogen that has been transmitted throughout the generations. Allows the recreation and use of the Noble Phantasm Fragarach.[44]

The parents of Bazett were against her entrance into the Association.[44]

Known Members
Bazett's parents
Bazett Fraga McRemitz

Frain[]

The Frain (フレイン, Furein ?), are a family quite well known in the field of doll engineering. It is traditional for the children of the house to be left nursed by Golems from the moment of birth, and until they reach the age when the family crest can be transferred to them, their parents practically never leave the workshop to see them. It was the policy of the Frain family to be raised and not give any love from the beginning. The golems have complete responsibility even for their education. As such, every child of the clan becomes very familiar with golems. The acts and speech of these dolls modelled after human beings—the way they continue to work day and night—becomes what is common sense to them. Having been raised on such an eccentric upbringing, they become magi for whom golems rather than other humans are the norm. They may have forgotten even the faces of their own parents, but they remember the form of every single golem who has cared for them.[45]

Known Members
Roche Frain Yggdmillennia

Galliasta[]

The Galliasta (ガリアスタ, Gariasuta?) are an old bloodline from the Middle East, only recently aligned with the Clock Tower. Their magecraft steps right into the field of Curses, so they are a rather troublesome opponent to deal with. They used that magecraft to force cooperation from nearby organizations, securing the rights to oil drilling operations. As far as influence in mundane affairs is concerned, they're in the lead even among members of the Clock Tower.[46]

If you want it, then take it. If there's a blade in your hand, then swing. That line of thinking is how the Galliasta family had risen to prominence. The successor to the family is decided by pitting siblings against each other in a number of trials meant to curry political power. Atrum Galliasta, the current owner of the Galliasta Magic Crest, was the one who brought their family into the Clock Tower. Seeing magecraft that was considered old and outdated, he instead saw profit and potential.[47]

Known Members
Atrum Galliasta

Glascheit[]

The Glascheit (グラシュエート, Gurashuēto?) family is a magus family specializing in the use of Beast Magecraft. Magecraft that borrows the abilities of animals exists all over the world, but the Glascheit family's strain of magecraft is rather eccentric.[48][49]

Known Members
Svin Glascheit

Harwey[]

The Harwey (ハーウェイ, Haawei?) are a magus family from the world of Fate/EXTRA. The family owns approximately sixty percent of the real world, whether this is through land ownership, monetary wealth or political influence is unclear. Regardless, the Harwey Conglomerate is a powerful organization, possessing both great influence and its own team of assassins with which to do away with opposition. The heir to the family, Leo B. Harwey, was conceived between the former Harwey head and Leo's mother Alicia. While Leo is the younger brother of Julius B. Harwey, Julius is an illegitimate son, and after being harshly tested as a child, was discarded as a potential heir. Determining the Holy Grail to be a threat to their regime, the Harweys sent both brothers to the moon in order to claim it: Julius with the purpose of eliminating those that would oppose Leo, and Leo to take the Grail for the group.

Known Members
Mr. Harwey (Family head)
Leonardo B. Harwey (Heir)
Julius B. Harwey

Icecolle[]

The Icecolle (アイスコル, Aisukoru?) family, were a fairly old bloodline of practitioners of the dark arts. The Icecolle were forced on the run by the devastating witch hunts of the Middle Ages. They escaped from western Europe all the way to Siberia, they lost the foundation of their thaumaturgy and eventually fell into decline. Celenike was the first child to be born of the decaying bloodline in a long time.[50]

Known Members
Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillennia

Iselma[]

The Iselma (イゼルマ, Izeruma?) family has pursued the creation of 'the most beautiful person' for generations as their path to「 」. In pursuit of "beauty", the Islema family has been stated to create a generations of "Princess of Gold and Silver" that embodied the success of their research during that era. This is seen where they would traditionally have a unveiling party to show off the two to the other mages of the Mage's Association.

They are dependent on Lord Valuayeta of the Valuayeta family, of which Iselma is a branch family.

Known Members
Byron Valualeta Iselma
Diadra Valualeta Iselma
Estella Valualeta Iselma

Istari[]

The Istari (イスタリ, Isutari?) were a family well-noted for their alchemy.

Originally, the current head of the Istari Family and his wife held high hopes for their firstborn son, Heine, to succeed due to his immense talent and skill as a Magus. However, he later caused a scandal within the Clock Tower due to him abandoning his family, titles, inheritances, Magic Crest and position within the Clock Tower to join the Holy Church. This in turn caused his parents to resort to implant their Magic Crest into their second child, Rosalind, at an incredibly young age that could potentially damage her body. Hearing about this, Heine returned in order to save his sister. However, by the time he returned to the family to retake the crest, his parents had already implanted the majority of the Magic Crest into her body and had damaged her internally, halving her overall lifespan.

Known Members
Hiene and Roselind's parents
Heine Istari
Rosalind Istari

Kuruoka[]

The Kuruoka (繰丘, Kuruoka?) are a family of mages from eastern Asia associated with the government organization of America that is responsible for the True and False Holy Grail Wars of Snowfield. They acquired some of the mechanics behind the Holy Grail War and part of Zouken Matou's system of entomomancy. They began to adapt it to their own use with the goal of developing a new way to modify the flesh with even smaller bugs, after much trial and error, they came of with pseudo-entomomancy in the form of magically-modified bacteria meant to be instilled within a young magus to amplify their Magic Circuits as they grow.[51]

Known members
Yuukaku Kuruoka
Mrs. Kuruoka
Tsubaki Kuruoka

Lehrman[]

The Lehrman (レーマン, Rēman?) family are mages that specialize in Jewel Magecraft and Mystic Eyes, more specifically, their magecraft allows them to use a specific cut of gemstones to create artificial Mystic Eyes for their own use, even reproduce Noble Colored Mystic Eyes to a degree. Implanting a foreign object into the human body trigger rejection, so there are generations of bodily and brain modification in order to allow Yvette L. Lehrman to handle it.[52]

Known members
Yvette L. Lehrman

Lusendra[]

The Lusendra (ルセンドラ, Rusendora?) family are a clan of mages specializing in Reinforcement Magecraft, originating from the far north, they are said to have discarded even the concept of humanity.[53][54]

Known members
Doris Lusendra

Meluastea[]

The Meluasutea (メルアステア, Meruasutea?, Meluastella) familiy is in charge of the Neutral Faction in the Clock Tower. They are in charge of two departments after taking possession of Mineralogy from the El-Melloi family in the confusion following Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald's death.

Known members
Lord Meluastea

Musik[]

Musik family's crest

The Musik (ムジーク, Mujīku?) are an alchemy family and were once known to had rivaled the Einzbern in terms of skills in alchemy. As their thaumaturgical blood had already been in decay, the Musik family was absorbed into the Yggdmillennia, during in the Great Holy Grail War. Despite their insular and unsociable nature, the Einzbern reluctantly formed relationship with other magi, which the Musik family took advantage of in order to obtain a portion of their homunculi craft. However, what the Einzberns taught was merely the equivalent of giving a toy to a child, so it was not much of a problem for them. While Musik family concealed the fact that they were part of the Yggdmillennia clan, the Einzberns had already known the truth.[55] Gordes is currently the successor of the house.

Known Members
Gordes Musik Yggdmillennia
Goredolf Musik
Gordes' unnamed wife
Toole (Homunculus)
Toole III (Homunculus)
Toole IV (Homunculus)

Norwich[]

The Norwich (ノーリッジ, Nōrijji?) are known as the "Daddy-Long-Legs family of the Clock Tower," referring to the Daddy-Long-LegsWP practice of anonymous benefactors providing scholarships for orphaned children. Having been fortunate with money for generations, the Norwich family has a tradition of adopting people of interest, causing the name to spread throughout the Clock Tower. If any of their adoptees cut ties with them afterward, the Norwich family has a strict "it's not worth pursuing those who flee" policy.

The Norwich family were also the benefactors of the Department of Modern Magecraft Theory at the Clock Tower when it was first established, and so the department now bears their name. While the current head of Norwich has taken an interest in Lord El-Melloi II, due to their complex political situation, Reines has decided it is best for them to keep their distance.[56]

Known Members
Mr. Norwich
Doctor Heartless (adopted)
Hishiri Adashino (adopted)

Pentel[]

The Pentel (ペンテル, Penteru?) Family is another family of Magi that has ties with the Clock Tower and the Mage's Association. They have been stated to be the type of magi who divided up their family's Magic Crest between two members (typically siblings) between themselves and display greater power when near each other.

During the universe of Fate/Apocrypha, Deimlet Pentel and Cabik Pentel were a well known combat specialists duo and were known throughout the world for their strength, having been described as monsters specialized in combat who remove the opposition without mercy. Their reputation and strength being infamous enough for them to be assigned as members of the Red Faction and act as Masters.

In other timelines, including The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II and Fate/strange Fake, two sisters of the family, Nazica and Radia Pentel, are students of Lord El-Melloi II and are known to be up and coming magi of the Clock Tower who would reach the rank of "Brand" or "Pride" within a short amount of time.

Known Members
Deimlet Pentel
Cabik Pentel
Nazica Pentel
Radia Pentel

Peligor[]

The Peligor (ペリゴール, Perigōru?) is a family of magus specializing in the use of Shell Projection, their own unique version of projection magecraft. They are the owners of Peligor Corp, a corporation that has developed things such as computers, phones and videogames, the latter which are enjoyed by Lord El-Melloi ll. They are a somewhat recent family.[57]

Known Members
Camus' father
Camus Peligor

Phamrsolone[]

The Phamrsolone (ファムルソローネ, Famurusorōne?) is a prominent magus family within the Clock Tower, with their dream being for a Jewel Ranked Mystic Eye that has reached the Sixth Imaginary Factor.

Ophelia's parents put her under immense pressure to succeed in life as a Magus. During the course of her early childhood, her parents subjected her to several painful magical operations in order to increase her overall abilities as a magus, leaving her with deep emotional trauma.

List of Members
Mr. and Mrs. Phamrsolone
Ophelia Phamrsolone

Riedenflaus[]

The Riedenflaus (ライデンフロース, Raidenfurōsuto?) are a family associated with the Clock Tower, from the Department of Spiritual Evocation. They are low in status compared with the elite of the Mage's Association, and their history spans only a few centuries. However, in the world of Fate/Requiem their longtime occupation of the seat at the foot of the aristocratists' table was enough to grant them entry to Mosaic City.[58]

The Riedenflaus are the promoters of the Holy Grail Tournament held in Akihabara, meaning they are actively and brazenly flouting the first precept of the Mage's Association: the concealment of Mystery. The family's magecraft revolves around the creation of homunculi.[58]

Known members
Koharu F Riedenflaus (Homunculus)

Rum[]

The Rum (ラム, Ramu?) Magus family is another clan of Magi affiliated with the Clock Tower and the Mage's Association.

In the universe of Fate/Apocrypha, one of its members, Jean Rum, would garner a reputation as a powerful and skilled Magus for hire. With her prowess and skill in combat having been infamous enough for her to be chosen by the Clock Tower to participate in the Great Holy Grail War as a Master of Red.

In other timelines, including the The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II and Fate/strange Fake, another member of the Clan, Org Rum, is a student of Lord El-Melloi II and is well known as one of the Clocktower's up and coming Magi that would successfully reach the rank of "Brand" or "Pride" within a short amount of time.

Known Members
Jean Rum
Org Rum

Sajyou[]

The Sajyou (沙条, Sajō?) family is a prominent foreign magus bloodline, specializing in Black Magic.

At some point in the past, the head of the family Hiroki marries his wife (who is from an English background), who then gives birth to his daughters Manaka and Ayaka. His wife soon dies some time after creating her botanical garden, "Garden", due to both having a weak constitution and additional leftover strain from Ayaka's birth.

Known Members
Hiroki Sajyou (Previous Head)
Mrs. Sajyou
Manaka Sajyou
Ayaka Sajyou

Sakagami[]

The Sakagami (坂神, Sakagami?) are a magus family in the World of Fate/EX, one of the only remaining old magus families remaining after the mana depletion. The Sakagami magecraft is Witchcraft, using a bronze bell as a charm to call down the gods and nurture them within in order to purify oneself. In their case, they resonate their od within the bell to use spells.[59]

Known Members
Mr. Sakagami (Head)
Mrs. Sakagami
Kazuhito Sakagami
Fumika Sakagami

Sakatsuki[]

The Sakatsuki (朔月, Sakatsuki?) are an old family rooted in Fuyuki since the Tenshō eraWP (1573-1592)[60] with no apparent ties with the magic world on the surface. They were wealthy farmers that were allowed the right of a surname and a katana. In the age where the death rate of child birth is insanely high in Japan, children are revered as the entity that exist between the boundary of gods and humans. They are referred as Child of God (神稚児, Kami Chigo?), with the children possessing Divinity until the age of six. The tradition and culture has been lost in the age of modern medicine, but the Sakatsuki still continue the practice of revering children as divinities.

The Sakatsuki's Child of God can grant the power of wishes unconditionally, though it is uncertain if the Child of God wish granting abilities is based on the age or Fuyuki's magical leylines. The Sakatsuki are very secretive with their Child of God; no one witnesses the birth of the girl aged below six. They set up Bounded field inside their house to block out human thoughts. The Sakatsuki kept their children from other humans, with the children solely raised by their mothers and given limited education. After the girl has aged beyond six, the child of god would become human and would appear in society. To explain the child's appearance and lack of education, they are introduced as having recovered from a chronic illness and then adopted into a relative's family.

The Sakatsuki family was wiped out with the exception of Miyu in the Fourth Holy Grail War.

Known Members
Miyu Sakatsuki (Adopted by Kiritsugu Emiya/Temporarily Adopted by Luvia Edelfelt)
Hiyoko Sakatsuki

Sembren[]

The Sembren (センベルン, Senberun?) family was noted to be one of the Clock Tower's most prestigious magus families, with its current head, Feend, a first rate instructor to the Clock Tower and a first rate Magus.

In the world of Fate/Apocrypha, Feend's skills and power earned him a first pick to be a master for the Great Holy Grail War as one of the Masters of Red. However, upon him falling prey to Father Shiro's trap and subsequent manipulation without actually accomplishing anything in the Holy Grail War, the Sembren's family suffered greatly and his son, Fezgram, is currently trying to work his way up to restore the family's reputation.

Known Members
Feend vor Sembren
Fezgram vor Sembren

Sisigou[]

The Sisigou (獅子劫, Shishigou?) family is already in its seventh generation of magi despite hailing from the Far East, where thaumaturgy can hardly be said to be flourishing. The ancestor of the Sisigou family head made a contract with an unknown being in the past which resulted the decline of producing children. Kairi is the last survivor of this extinct bloodline. They once adopted a girl who was compatible with their magecraft and hoped to pass down their legacy by implanting the Magic Crest to her but she died in the process. There is no successor to this bloodline.

Known Members
Touki Sisigou (Sixth Generation Head)
Kairi Sisigou (Seventh Generation Head)
Kairi's adopted daughter

Sophia-Ri[]

Sophia-Ri (ソフィアリ, Sofia-Ri?), a family related to the Nuada-Re (ヌァザレ, Nuaza-Re?) lineage, a prestigious clan that is proud of its latent potential as magi and the family of the current Department Head of the Eulyphis – Spiritual Summoning Department of Clock Tower. Around the time that Sola-Ui was born, a power struggle almost caused the family's successor to be assassinated.

Known Members
Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri
Bram Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri

Trambelio[]

The Trambelio (トランベリオ, Toranberio?) familiy is in charge of the Democratic Faction. Its also one the 3 Great Noble families that hold sway over the Clock Tower.

Known Members
McDonell Trambellio Elrod (Head)
Asheara Mystras (Adopted)
McDonell's Sixth and current wife
McDonell's twelve daughters (Natural and adopted)

Valualeta[]

The Valualeta (バリュエレータ, Baryuerēta?) is one of the 3 Great Noble families that hold sway over the Clock Tower.

Known Members
Inorai Valualeta Atroholm

Weins[]

The Weins (ウェインズ, Weinzu?) family are a branch family of the Trambelios.

The Weins family is shown to be one of the most elite families within the Clock Tower due to their status as being related to the Trambellios and their own reputation in their chosen specialty of offering their services in fine tuning and adjusting the Magic Circuits and Magic Crests of other families. These advantages have also effectively made the Weins incredibly wealthy and well-off, with their current heir, Melvin, being noted to frequently squander and use gigantic amounts of money with little care for the consequences, with his expenses being shown to not actually damage or endanger his families finances.

Known Members
Melvin's father
Melvin's mother
Melvin Weins

Wodime[]

The Wodime (ヴォーダイム, Vuōdaimu?) family is one of the oldest families of magi, known worldwide for having a bloodline extending for a thousand years uninterrupted and an extremely old, undamaged Magic Crest containing the culmination of a thousand year research, containing the secrets to the ancient form of Astrology that predates modern day Astronomy, originating from the Age of Gods and inherited from the Wodime family's ancient ancestors, the ancient Chaldeans.

Currently, the family's heir and head is Kirschtaria Wodime, an extremely prodigious magus of the Clock Tower's Astronomy Faculty and stated to be the "Jewel of the Clock Tower", to the point he was deemed to be a superior candidate to inherit the title of "Lord" than the legitimate inheritor Olga Marie Animusphere after studying under the Astronomy Department's head, Marisbury Animusphere.

Known Members
Kirschtaria's grandfather (Previous Head)
Kirschtaria's father
Kirschtaria Wodime (Current Head)

Yakou[]

The Yakou (夜劫, Yakō?) are a family of houjutsu practitioners in Tokyo. Rin Tohsaka had heard of them even in Fuyuki, though didn't know they were still active.[61] They are a yakuzaWP family and distant relatives of the Ryougi.[62] They live on Mt. Kuchinawa just outside Tokyo.[63]

Incest is not uncommon in the Yakou so they can thicken their special blood with the inbreeding. Father-grandfather, uncle-niece, and father-daughter marriages have all occurred.[63]

The Yakou use magecraft the way it was done in the Age of Gods. The Yakou magecraft uses kashiwade to call on kami (kami in this context referring to Od, the energy in all living things) to resonate with the opponent's individual wavelength. With this they can do things such as shaping spell formulas inside the opponent's body, essentially detonating a bomb inside of them.[62] They also use kagura masks crafted by the Tobori family to perform rites for their magecraft.[63]

Traditional Japanese Magecraft is performed by connecting to fragments of gods called Divine Bodies, which are fully-formed organs of gods. There are only eight known Divine Bodies in Japan, and in order to keep their Mystery from fading the eight groups that hold them have different ways to keep them safe. The Yakou store their Divine Body inside of a human being known as a Black Chest (黒櫃, Kurohitsu?), which Akira Yakou is next in line for.[64] Their god is Ōkuninushi,[65] the Japanaese equivalent to the Egyptian Set who is inside Ergo.[66]

Known members
Akane Yakou (Current Head)
Yukinobu Yakou (Yakuza leader)
Genma Tobori (former; adopted out to the Tobori family)
Akira Yakou
Mei Yakou
Yukinobu's ex-wife (former)

Zepter[]

The Zepter (ツェプター, Tseputā?) is an extinct bloodline likely originating from Bavaria in southern Germany. They experimented with perfecting resurrection of the dead. Whilst they did succeed in restoring the body to a perfect semblance of life, even allowing bodies with missing parts to accept foreign organs with ease, they could never achieve perfect retrival of the soul. Having declined for several generations, their final head Heinrich Zepter became a heretic by creating monstrous fusions of man and beast in a fashion none too dissimilar to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. After fleeing to Present Mountain, America, he was hunted down and killed by Natalia Kaminski and Kiritsugu Emiya. The Zepter family's Magic Crest was destroyed at this time, erasing the secrets of their Magecraft.

Known Members
Heinrich Zepter

Zemlupus[]

The Zemlupus family was a family with a relatively weak history and short bloodline. With the family being stated to only be a few generations old and their Magic Crest only being two hundred years old. The Zemlupus family magecraft is anti-beast, meant for fighting animals. Their specialty is on the verge of obsolescence because humans can now track and kill beasts with mundane means, but in the past anti-beast magecraft was very useful for humans to protect themselves from dangerous animals.[67]

Known members
Kadoc Zemlupus

Other Known Magi[]

Related Terms[]

Archmagus (大魔道師, Dai Madōshi?)
The title given to a great magus of the past, such as Justeaze Lizrich von Einzbern or Caubac Alcatraz.
Freelancer (フリーランサー, Furīransā?)
A magus who is not affiliated to any magical organizations and takes up jobs from others in exchange for remuneration. Due to the nature of their profession, they are constantly at odds with the Enforcers of the Association and the Executors of the Church. Includes mages such as Aoko Aozaki and Natalia Kaminski.

References[]

  1. [v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Family lineage of Magus, p.046

    Family lineage of Magus
    Great magic families

    Family name or Representative
    Attributes
    Explanation
    Tohsaka Conversion -
    Makiri Absorption -
    Einzbern Flow and transfer of power Magic attribute that Einzbern magi are skilled in. They are specialized at the transmutation and creation of materials, that is, alchemy, using this attribute, and are highly skilled in the production of homunculi. Illya often uses magic, using the attribute of transferring, to move the consciousness of others to something else.
    Edelfelt Conversion Family from Finland. Like Tohsaka, prefer jewels magic, which uses the attribute of conversion.
    Barthomeloi Almighty Old line even in the Magic Association. One of the families of the rulers, the Lords. Embodiments of perfectionism and aristrocracy.
    Milyonecalion Prosperity One of the top magi in the magic world, known also by the name "Giver of All Sealing Designations" (or other way around?). Details are unknown.
    Jewel Killer Halting One of the remarkable magi in history, affiliated with the Sea of Estray, the mysterious prototype of the Magic Association.
    Hermes Silis Atlasia Future Magus from one of the divisions of the Magic Association, the Atlas Institute, the association for the magi and alchemists of Egypt.
  2. [v] Fate/complete material III: World Material - Theory of Magic - Magecraft: Land and Thaumaturgy, p.043

    Land and Thaumaturgy
    To use magic, what is necessary is a sequence in which a magus, once establishing contact with a magic foundation engraved in the world, sends a command to the magic foundation and executes a premade function. At this time, the fuel used for executing the function is magic energy, and the magus will have to send the command at the same time as the magic energy.

    Magic foundations are magic theories that magus schools have engraved in the world, and magic is started up in accordance with those rules and systems. For example, the magic theory with the largest foundation is the “Teaching of the Lord” of the Church. Magic foundations engraved in the form of academia and religions fuse intimately with the veins of the land, and the magus using that magic foundation can perform magic anywhere in the world. However, if the magus leaves the land where his magic foundation was engraved in, he loses the backup of his land, and the force is certain to deteriorate.

    Note that the case is different with magic foundations that are not academia or religions but rather are passed down through personal orally transmitted teachings, the limited inheritance in clans, etc. As long as the rules of those foundations are met, it is possible to exhibit the same basic effect no matter where one is in the world.

    Matou Zouken
    The Makiri line moved from their homeland to Fuyuki and fell. For a magus to leave their land carries the meaning of departing from their own magic foundation and is extremely risky.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Fate/Apocrypha Volume 1: Apocrypha: Great Holy Grail War - Chapter 1
  4. [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Characters, p.134

    Q: How does Tohsaka Rin pay for her living expenses when she is performing sorcery using such valuable jewels? Is she eating up her parents’ inheritance? Has she taken up a part-time job like Shirou? Or has she turned her hand to some other trade?

    Q: How does Tohsaka Rin pay for her living expenses when she is performing sorcery using such valuable jewels? Is she eating up her parents’ inheritance? Has she taken up a part-time job like Shirou? Or has she turned her hand to some other trade?

    A: The Tohsaka family is still relatively wealthy because it receives royalties from magical patents (theories and rituals used at the Clock Tower. Like real-life patents.), and as a result their income is surprisingly high. Even without any additional revenue, annual income is roughly #0,000,000 yen. ...Although, Rin feels a bit ashamed of this since it’s all thanks to the work of previous generations.

    Q:高価の宝石を消費する魔術を使う遠坂凛ですが、彼女はどうやって生活費を捻出しているのでしょうか? 両親の貯蓄を食いつぶしている? 士郎の様にバイトしている? それとも株に手を出しているのでしょうか?

    A:ああ見えて遠坂家は資産家であり、数々の魔術特許(時計塔で扱われる魔術理論、魔術式。実際の特許と同じ)を持っているので、収入は何気に多いのです。何もしなくても年収●千万円は堅い。......ですが、それもすべて先代までの当主が築き上げたものですので、凛としてが肩身が狭いようですね。

  5. 5.0 5.1 Fate/Zero Volume 1: The Untold Story of the Fourth Holy Grail War - Act 1 Part 3 -282:14:41
  6. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 1: case. Adra Castle Separation - Chapter 3 Part 3
  7. Fate/Zero Volume 3: The Scattered Ones - Act 9 Part 4 -91:23:15
  8. Fate/Zero Volume 1: The Untold Story of the Fourth Holy Grail War - Act 1 Part 2 -282:14:28
  9. Fate/strange Fake Volume 2 - Chapter 6: Day 1, Noon "Two Archers and..."
  10. Fate/Zero Volume 1: The Untold Story of the Fourth Holy Grail War - Act 3 Part 1 -162:26:39
  11. Fate/Zero Volume 3: The Scattered Ones - Act 10 Part 4 -84:23:46
  12. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 2: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper) - Chapter 2 Part 4
  13. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Inorai Valueleta Atroholm [Person], p.098-099

    Inorai Valueleta Atroholm [Person]
    Aozaki Touko’s teacher. Head of one of the Three Great Aristocratic Families, Valueleta. Lord of the Faculty of Creation, she was a Brand, a magus of the highest practical rank.
    As that consequently places her as the teacher of Araya Souren and a certain other individual, more care was taken in writing her for Case Files than any other character. That being said, when asked about her general image, the response that came back was. “Got it. I’ll leave it all up to you, Mr. Sanda.” The insane image Type Moon had garnered up to that point had just been reinforced. One could say that was the point the author came to terms with the fact that Case Files was going to be accelerated as a whole.
    She possesses a triple affinity for Earth, Water, and Wind. Her specialty is Sympathetic Magecraft. Though she only showed a brief look at her abilities in the series, she is especially skilled with magecraft using sand, and the small bag she carries around with her at all times can spill out an immeasurable amount of it. Within the series, Touko says something along the lines of “Please spare me one of your pictures at least.” That is because she knows full well what fate awaits those who are drawn in her sand pictures.



    In a manner of speaking, she is the idealized image of a magus. She navigates the political sphere as easily as she breathes, and progresses her research in magecraft as easily as she walks. The fact she strongly supported the Sealing Designation of her favorite pupil Touko is a simple manifestation of that nature. Thinking there were issues of greater importance that took precedence, such a conclusion was only natural for her, and so she didn’t hesitate for a moment in her decision. Feeling no sense of contradiction or conflict in her own character, she is like a mountain ascetic still entrenched in the ways of the world, a perfect and powerful woman.
    Personifying the concept that what the people of any given age loved was to be considered art, unlike many magi of her advanced age, she thoroughly enjoys brand new technologies, like her iPod and her personal computer. Though she as an air of approachability to anyone regardless of their relative standings, her total lack of any pretense has the terrifying effect of feeling like she can see through you right down to your very core.
    By nature, such pretense and complexity is necessary for humans.
    These are inventions created by humans so that society can move along unhindered, after all.
    For a member of one of the Three Great Aristocratic Families, removing that necessary element from everything is a suitable kind of monstrosity, don’t you think?
    Additionally, her name was given by Nasu Kinoko.
    As someone in a position of such enormous power in the Clock Tower, like putting the eyes in a Buddha, the author begged Nasu to be the one to name her.

    イノライ・バリュエレータ・アトロホルム【人名】
    蒼崎橙子の師。三大貴族バリュエレータの当主。創造科の君主にして、事実上の最高位・色位の魔術師。
    ひいては荒耶宗蓮や某リピートな魔術師の師にもなることから、おそらく事件簿執筆で最も構築に気を遣ったキャラ。というか、おおよそのイメージを伝えたところ、「分かった。三田さん好きに書いていいよ」と言われて、イカレてるなタイプムーンとの印象をさらに強くした。事件簿全体にアクセルが入ったのは、あそこで覚悟が決まったからと言ってもいい。
    地と水と風の三重属性。魔術の特性は類感。本編ではちょっとした小技にとどまったが、砂を使った魔術を得意としており、常に携帯している小袋からは無量とも思えるほどの砂を吐き出す。作中蒼崎橙子の「先生の絵だけはご勘弁を」というセリフがあるが、これは彼女の砂絵に描かれた者がどういう運命を辿るか、よく知っていたから。



    ある意味で、魔術師にとっての理想像。彼女は呼吸するように政治を行い、散歩するように魔術を研究しつづける。当時愛弟子であった橙子を封印指定として強く推薦したのも、そうした行為の一環に過ぎない。優先順位が上の事項だと考えて、それが理の当然であると思ったならば、彼女は欠片も躊躇しないからだ。そういう自分について矛盾も葛藤も感じないのだから、俗世にありながら仙人のごとく完成した女傑である。
    その時代の人々に愛されるものこそが芸術という創造科の思想を体現し、老齢の魔術師には珍しく、iPodやパソコンなど最新技術を大いに楽しむ。立場にかかわらず話しやすいようにも思えるが、逆を言えば、あらゆる体裁を剥いで、本質を見極めてくる恐ろしい相手である。
    本来、人間には体裁も葛藤も必要。
    これらは社会を円滑に営むため、人間がつくりだした発明だからだ。
    そうした要素を取り除いてしまった彼女は、三大貴族にふさわしい怪物といえるだろう。
    なお、命名は奈須きのこ。
    時計塔の重要なポジションであるため、仏に目を入れるように、彼女の命名だけはどうしてもお願いしたいと頼んだのであった。

  14. Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Volume 9: case. Grand Roll (Middle) - Prologue
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 4: case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper) - Chapter 3 Part 2
  16. 16.0 16.1 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 4: case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper) - Chapter 2 Part 2
  17. 17.0 17.1 Mahoutsukai no Yoru - Chapter 6: "Like a Dog"
  18. Mahoutsukai no Yoru - Chapter 4: "Her Name Is Blue"
  19. [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Holy Grail War, p.131

    Q: The Holy Grail War is unknown to the general population, but to what extent is it hidden from normal people? Are the Church people (supervisors) manipulating the media and police (or even the governmental level) to cover it up?

    The Holy Grail War is unknown to the general population, but to what extent is it hidden from normal people? Are the Church people (supervisors) manipulating the media and police (or even the governmental level) to cover it up?

    A: The Church manipulates information, while the Magic Association handles the media. Also, the Association has the Einzbern cover the cost of any collateral damage.

  20. [v] Kara no Kyoukai Special Pamphlet - Encyclopedia: Mage's Association [Others], p.039-040 [T]

    Mage Association [Others]
    A self-defense organization formed by practitioners of magegraft, transcending nationality and genre. (Of course, this is in name only.)
    Its mission is to manage, conceal, and develop magecraft.
    It reserves the use of force to protect itself from entities that threaten its existence (the Church, other mage organizations, and individuals who hunt what they consider taboo). In order to promote the development (or regression?) of magecraft, the Association set up research institutions and established laws that forbid the criminal use of magecraft.
    The headquarter of the Association is in London, England. It is also called the Clock Tower.
    The Association is divided into three departments. Besides the Clock Tower, there are also the "Giant's Cellar" in the Atlas mountains in Egypt, and the "Sea of Astray", the integrated association in Northern Europe. The "Sea of Astray" was the original Association that predated the Clock Tower, and had ceased communication with the Association since the Clock Tower became the headquarter.
    Also, the Association deems the Magic Foundation of the Middle East and the philosophies of magecraft from the continent* as incompatible with its teachings. Conversely, the other two schools also reject the Association.
    Furthermore, as Alba stated in the story, the mage organizations in Japan did not join the Association.

    魔術協会【まじゅつきょうかい】【その他】
    国籍・ジャンルを問わず、魔術を学ぶ者たちによって作られた自衛団体。(無論、名目《めいもく》上ではある)
    魔術を管理し、隠匿《いんとく》し、その発展を使命とする。
    自らを脅《おびや》かすモノたち(教会、自分たち以外の魔術団体、禁忌に触れる人間を罰する怪異)から身を守る為に武力を持ち、魔術の更なる発展(衰退ともいう)の為、研究機関を持ち、魔術による犯罪を抑止する為の法律を敷く。
    本部はイギリスのロンドンにあり〝時計塔〟の異名を持つ。
    始まりは三大の部門に分かれていたらしく、エジプトはアトラス山の〝巨人の穴倉〟、北欧に根を張る複合教会〝彷徨海〟と呼ばれる原教会もあるが、時計塔が本部になってからは交流が廃《すた》れる一方だとか。
    また中東圏の魔術基盤、大陸の魔術思想とは相容れず、お互いに不可侵を装《よそお》っている。
    また、本編でアルバが語っていた通り、日本の魔術組織も協会には組していない。

  21. [v] Character material - Prelude I: The Mages' Association [Organization], p.021

    The Mages' Association [Organization]
    A self-preservation agency formed by practitioners of magecraft, regardless of nationality or race (of course, in name only).
    Its directive was to control, conceal, and further develop magecraft.
    The Association had the martial power to protect itself from those who threaten its existence. It also possessed facilities for the further development of magecraft. The Association enforced a set of laws that prevented the criminal use of magecraft.
    At the moment, the centre of the Association resided in London.

    魔術協会 [組織名]
    国籍・ジャンルを問わず、魔術を学ぶ者たちによって作られた自衛団体。(無論、名目上ではある)
    魔術を管理し、隠匿し、その発展を使命とする。
    自らを脅かすモノたちから身を守る為に武力を持ち、魔術の更なる発展の為の研究機関を持ち、魔術による犯罪を抑止する為の法律を敷く。
    現在、協会の中心地はロンドンとされている。

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  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2
    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Aozaki [Person's name], p.054 [T]

    Aozaki [Person's name]
    The name that briefly appeared in this story. It was the name of the mage house that managed the greatest "Spiritual Land" in Japan.
    In the mage world, the name had become synonymous with trouble.
    The Aozakis were an ancient house, but were by no means prestigious. Because of the "Path" opened by the previous Heads, the current Head of the Aozakis had a greater chance of becoming a "Magician".
    The current heirs were a pair of sisters whom were thought to be ominous. After a battle for the right of inheritance, the younger sister became heir of the "Magician" title.
    The older sister traveled to London and made quite a name for herself, but quickly withdrew from the Association due to being problematic.
    During the Fifth Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City, the older sister was busy hiding her tracks, while the younger sister was roaming around the country.
    Although the younger sister was good at nothing but destroying things, the older sister was truly a polymath. Fate might had a little to do with the older sister.

    アオザキ 【人名】
    蒼崎。本編でちらりと出てくる名称で、日本屈指の『霊地』を管理する魔術師の姓氏である。
    魔術師たちの世界において厄介ごとの代名詞。
    古い家係ではあるが名門ではない。何代か前の当主が開いだ『道』により、蒼崎の当主は高い確率で『魔法使い』を継承する。
    今代の後継者は不吉とされる姉妹で、後継者争いの未、妹が『魔法使い』の座を譲り受けた。
    姉は口ソドソに渡つてー角の人物になるも、水が合わなくてさつさと脱退レたらしい。
    冬木市で五回目の聖杯戦争が起きている頃、姉は行方をくらましている最中で、妹は気ままに全国行脚の真つ最中だとか。
    妹は壊すコ卜しか能か無いが、姉の方はなにかと芸達著な人で、「Fate」でもちよつぴりだけ関わりがあつたりなかつたり。

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  35. A Study in the Color of Ravens' Feathers
  36. [v] Character Material - Lord El-Melloi II, p.040-041

    Introduction - Lord El-Melloi II

    Professor Charisma.
    Master V.
    Great Big Ben Londonstar.
    The man that female students named as the #1 man they'd like to get laid by, and so on.
    A famous lecturer in the Clock Tower with many nicknames.
    He doesn't have any problems in declaring he's an archmagus, but he's hopelessly average as a magus.
    But, his skill as a lecturer dominates the rest, and is the best person at detecting the hidden talent of others and training it.
    There are no magi that were his students that hadn't obtained the rank of Grand, and it's even been said that if he gathered his students together, the power chart in the Clock Tower would change.

    Explanation
    But he himself isn't the ambitious sort and has said,
    "What a load of codswallop. Why should I, stuck at the 4th tier I still be, have to bloody look after other people?"
    Well, so, in that sense, he doesn't really want to get involved with his students.
    Back when he was an apprentice, he'd been the very embodiment of the "narcissist that doesn't doubt he's a genius", but an incident some ten years ago had led him to change his attitude, and since then, the result of persistent effort for a spoiled brat led him to be called the professor.

    As far as being a talent production, his works are regarded as the greatest masterpieces of their time, but El-Melloi II doesn't really seem to care about that, probably because he's more interested in being a successful magus himself.
    So anyhow, as a lecturer, he has zip interest in his mega popularity.
    ...Rather, he's irritated by that fact and so has for several years has been walking inside the institute with a constantly cranky look to him. Or so they say.

    Speaking of which, El-Melloi II isn't his real name but a name given to him by the current head of the Archibald house.

    Source: ???
    The custodian (sponsor) of Rin after she went to study in London. The condition being "I will not give you one ounce of instruction. Eh well, I will at least send letters of recommendation to the other departments".
    He really hates Japan and Japanese, but his sole pleasures are Japanese games. A petit bourgeois that you really can't hate.
    And so, while being internally excited, he tried to bring this up to the complete game dunce Rin,
    "Maybe you might..... You know, you should be familiar with that town. That place right between Ueno and Asakusa...."
    Only to be given an instant answer from Rin that not only did she have no interest in Akihabara, but she had no interest in even Nihonbashi.
    And so he got pissed off instead.
    "Fuck! You're the worst Japanese in the world."

    The person that took down the Fuyuki Holy Grail war.

    Introduction - ロード・エルメロイⅡ世
    プロフェッサー・カリスマ。
    マスター・V。
    グレートビッグベン☆ロンドンスター。
    女生徒が選ぶ時計塔で一番抱かれたい男―――等々、様々な異名を持つ名物講師。

    Explanation -

    Explanation 02 -

    出典/???

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  47. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 3: case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Lower) - Chapter 1 Part 2
  48. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Svin Glascheit [Person], p.103

    Svin Glascheit [Person]
    One half of the El-Melloi Classroom’s legendary duo.
    His elemental affinity is Fire, but it’s been somewhat changed. His specialty in magecraft is Regression.
    Many believed that if it were not for Flat, he would be an entirely ordinary person, but with Gray’s arrival that illusion was put to rest. The incident that made the El-Melloi Classroom aware that their title of legendary pair extended to their weirdness was one month before the Adra incident.
    Magecraft that borrows the abilities of animals exists all over the world, but the Glascheit family’s strain of magecraft is rather eccentric. It functions not by drawing out a powerful bestial nature, but by transforming oneself wholesale into an animal. Nerves, muscles, bones, and even the cerebrum are rebuilt in a process rivaling the theoretically extinct werewolves.
    Speaking from the conclusion, rather than a magus, it would be more accurate to describe Svin Glascheit as a vessel for magecraft. That was why he became so captivated by Gray, who was similarly created to be a vessel for a past hero.
    This is, in a certain sense, similar to Karabo, who was constantly being overtaken by the memories of others due to his Mystic Eyes. Having managed to overcome this unique facet of his nature, if Svin had come to meet Karabo at some point, perhaps he could have given him some advice.
    Within the story, Svin acquired the rank of Pride. This is not just an acknowledgement of his personal abilities, but Svin himself, who was the crystallization of the Glascheit family’s research, was also taken into consideration. On top of that, having achieved the rank in his teens is a feat rarely seen in the Clock Tower, so it was understandable for El-Melloi II to be struck by such deep feelings on that occasion.

    スヴィン・グラシュエート【人名】
    エルメロイ教室の双璧の片割れ。
    属性は火だが、やや変質。魔術の特性は回帰。フラットさえいなければまともなのに、と以前は思われていたが、グレイがやってきたことによって、その幻想は失墜。やはり双璧は変態度においても双璧であった、とエルメロイ教室のみんなに実感させた事件が起きたのは、剥離城アドラの一ヶ月前である。
    何らかの形で獣の能力を借り受ける魔術は世界中に存在するが、グラシュエート家のそれはいっそ偏執的と言っても差し支えないものだった。獣の優れた形質を引用する―――というのではなく、自らをまるごと獣へと変容させてしまう魔術。神経も筋肉も骨格も、大脳すらつくりかえてしまうその魔術は、もはやほぼ絶滅したはずの人狼にすら匹敵する。
    結論から言えば、スヴィン・グラシュエートは魔術師というより、魔術そのものの器といった方が正しい。だからこそ、自分と同じように、過去の英雄の器としてつくられたグレイに惹かれたのであった。
    これはある意味、魔眼によって、常に他人の記憶に乗っ取られ続けるカラボーと同質の葛藤である。特異な才能を持ち、この性質を乗りこなしていたスヴィンなら、もしもカラボーと出会っていれば、何らかのアドバイスができたかもしれない。
    作中にて、第三階位・典位に至っているが、これは単に彼個人の能力が認められただけではなく、グラシュエートの家系と、その研究の結晶である彼の身体が加味されたものである。その上で十代での典位は滅多にあるものではなく、II世がようやくここに……と感慨にふけったのも当然のことだろう。

  49. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Bestial Magecraft [Magecraft], p.103

    Bestial Magecraft [Magecraft]
    The name given to the field of magecraft that utilizes one’s bestial nature.
    While this magecraft eats at the minds of those of the Glascheit family, many other forms of it are more mild. For example, enhancing one’s sense of smell to be like that of a dog, enhancing one’s legs to run as fast as a horse, or enhancing one’s eyes to see in the dark like a cat.
    Possession by a fox or a dog god, famous in Japan, are also examples of this magecraft.

    獣性魔術【魔術】
    獣の性質を利用した魔術全般の名称。
    グラシュエート家のそれは、本人さえ蝕むものだったが、多くの獣性魔術はもう少しマイルドなものだ。たとえば、犬のように嗅覚を強化する、馬のように足を速くする、猫のように暗闇でも見えるようにする、など。
    日本で有名なところでは、犬神憑きや狐憑きもこうした魔術のひとつである。

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  52. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Yvette L. Lehrman [Person], p.097-098

    Yvette L. Lehrman [Person]
    Daughter of a family who specalizes in Mystic Eyes, she has a number of Mystic Eyes of her own, fashioned from precious stones, which she can swap out.
    Though she is capable of activating various types of Mystic Eyes, that effectively means her brain must create an equal number of pathways through which to activate them. Practically speaking, in order to use her eight varieties of Mystic Eyes, the number of times her brain had been tampered with approaches seven times that. That being the case, the fact she has managed to maintain any sort of stable personality is a testament to her genius.
    In developing plans for Rail Zeppelin, it was obvious that someone specialized in Mystic Eyes would be necessary for the setting, but even so she worked well for it. Being a spy for the Neutralist Meluastea faction, a lover of honey traps, with an eyepatch that looked like it was stolen from some anime, she is overflowing with character. Despite that, she seemed to have a strange sense of unity and robustness, to the point even the author had difficulty pinpointing where her true nature stopped and where the acting began.
    In regards to her conversation with Melvin in the final volume, since they were both people drenched in lies, for her that must have been one of the few times she needed no deception.

    イヴェット・L・レーマン【人名】
    宝石を加工した魔眼をいくつも取り替える、魔眼の大家・レーマン家のご令嬢。
    とはいえ、複数の魔眼を起動させうるというのは、脳にそれだけの数の回路をつくるということに等しい。実際、彼女が八つの魔眼を使用できるようになるため、自分の脳をいじった回数はその七倍に至る。それでいて、いまだ十分に人格を安定させているのは、間違いなく彼女の天才性ゆえである。
    魔眼蒐集列車が企画にあがった際、魔眼の専門家は絶対必要と考えて設定したキャラだが、まあ実によく動く。中立主義メルアステアのスパイだったり、ハニートラップ大好きだったり、なにか日本のアニメに毒されたような眼帯だったりと、属性てんこもり。そのわりに不思議な統一感と逞しさがあり、どこまでが本音でどこからが嘘なのか、作者にも容易に読ませなかった女である。
    ただひとつだけ、最終巻でメルヴィンと交わしていた話については、互いに嘘だらけだからこそ、彼女にとって何の偽りもない時間だったろう。

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  55. [v] Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Einzbern [Others], p.148 [T]

    Einzbern [Others]
    One of the Three Families that established the Fuyuki Holy Grail War. The family that lies at the center of events in “Fate/stay night” and “Fate/Zero” (Writer: Urobuchi Gen).
    In “Apocrypha”, they didn’t become discouraged by the fact that the Greater Grail was stolen in the Third Holy Grail War… rather, they don’t seem to have that kind of mentality in the first place (if they gave up, it would only be when even their greatest creation, Illyasviel, would fail to attain the Third Sorcery), and they are doing everything they can with the belief that they might be able to reproduce that miracle. Accordingly, they have come to reluctantly have relationships with other magi despite their insular and unsociable nature, and the Musik family took advantage of their confused state of affairs in order to receive a portion of their homunculi craft. However, what the Einzberns taught was merely the equivalent of giving a toy to a child, so it wasn’t much of a problem for them.
    The Musik family concealed the fact that they were part of the Yggdmillennia clan, but naturally the Einzberns know about it. However, the Greater Grail was formed by taking apart the only successful Justeaze-model homunculus, so the Einzbern agreed to cooperate with them in case they should manage to activate one.

    アインツベルン【その他】

  56. [v] Lord El-Melloi II Case Files material - Encyclopedia: Norwich [Organization/Other], p.104

    Norwich [Organization/Other]
    A pseudonym for the Faculty of Modern Magecraft.
    Alternatively, the “Daddy Long Legs” family of the Clock Tower.
    Having been fortunate with money for generations, the Norwich family has a tradition of adopting people of interest, causing the name to spread throughout the Clock Tower. Once upon a time, Adashino Hishiri and Heartless bore the name, but later cut their ties with them. Neither of which was a particular concern to Norwich, due to their strict philosophy of “It’s not worth pursuing those who flee.”
    The name Norwich came to be associated with the Faculty of Modern Magecraft due to the strong backing the Norwich family provided when it was being set up as one of the twelve main Faculties of the Clock Tower.
    While the current head of Norwich has taken an interest in El-Melloi II, due to their complex political situation, Reines has decided it is best for them to keep their distance. After all, she had long since given up hope for her brother to possess such a sense for politics.

    ノーリッジ【組織/そのほか】
    現代魔術科の別称。
    もしくは、時計塔の有名な『足長おじさん』の家系。
    代々やたらと金運がよく、これと目をつけた相手を養子にする伝統があるため、時計塔のあちこちに、ノーリッジの名前を持つ者がいる。かつては化野菱理やハートレスもそのひとりだったのだが、のちに縁組を破棄している。両者ともそれでノーリッジと揉めてないのは、「去る者は追わず」を徹底しているためだ。
    現代魔術科がこの名前で呼ばれるのは、十二科のひとつとして現代魔術科が成立した際、ノーリッジが強く後押ししたためである。
    現ノーリッジ当主はエルメロイII世を目にかけているのだが、政治的な問題でややこしくなりそうなので、むしろライネスが近づけないようにしている。このあたりの政治感覚は兄に期待できないと諦めている義妹なのであった。

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