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The Norse Lostbelt (北欧異聞帯, Hokuō Ibun-tai ?, alt. "Scandinavian Lostbelt"), alternatively Lostbelt No. 2 (ロストベルト No. 2?), is the second of the seven known Lostbelts. Originating in 1000 BC, it's Lost Depth is B+ and it's associated Crypter is Ophelia Phamrsolone.[1][2]

The events of Chaldea's visit to this Lostbelt are covered in the second chapter of Cosmos in the Lostbelt; Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century (無間氷焔世紀, Mugen Hyōen Seiki?, localized as "Eternal Icy Fire Century"), alternatively ■■■ of the Unfading Flame (消えぬ炎の■■■?, localized as "■■■ of Everlasting Flame").[1]

Setting[edit | edit source]

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The Lostbelt diverged from the Greater History of Man in 1000 BC, during the events of Ragnarok. Surtr, who was supposed to bring the Twilight of the Gods, devoured Fenrir, gaining his Authority and becoming immensely powerful. He decided to bring about the Twilight of the World, killing many gods and giants before being sealed within a false Sun by Odin. Before dying, Odin then merged the goddess Skadi with Scáthach, creating Skadi-Scáthach, the King of the Lostbelt, with the purpose of protecting the humans. As Ragnarok was thus interrupted, the world became ravaged by fire and ice, unable to continue past Ragnarok.

Skadi established multiple villages for humans, with the support of the Valkyrie. However, in order to keep the giants at bay, humans are required to reproduce at the age of fifteen or be sacrificed to the giants. Once humans reach the age of twenty-five they are nonetheless forced to be sacrificed. The B+ rank Lost Depth is caused by Earth no longer having humans, with the remainder forced to live in the Realm of Shadows. The Realm itself is only capable of maintaining a few hundred humans before collapsing, and so, the humans are rendered at the bottom of the food chain, essentially kept as livestock.


History[edit | edit source]

The Shadow Border is chased by an unknown entity during Zero Sail. Chaldea emerges in the Lostbelt, and Ritsuka and Mash exit to investigate outside. They observe blue flames floating above the mountaintops, as well a particularly large sun. They're unable to see the Fantasy Tree however, despite seeing it during the Zero Sail. Suddenly they're attacked by a giant they manage to slay. Sherlock Holmes explains the Border couldn't detect it because Chaldea lacks records on giants. The minute levels of magic in the ice and snow are also responsible. After her Ortenaus system is updated, Mash detects more enemies, so the pair break through to the Shadow Border.[3]

Sherlock confirms what Ritsuka and Mash encountered was a Jotun. Suddenly a figure with a magical reaction rivaling that of Angrboda from the London Singularity approaches the Border.[3] Chaldea tries to start Zero Sail, only for the Servant to grab and throw the Border. Ritsuka, Mash, and Sherlock exit to confront them when the Servant cuts into the Border. During the fight, Sherlock deduces the Servant is Sigurd. He tries to use Baritsu to stop him from activating Gram when Sigurd severs his right arm. Sigurd then enters the Border, so Sherlock orders the others to give chase, suspecting he’s after something inside. They enter after being strengthened by Elementary, My Dear. Sherlock confesses to Leonardo da Vinci that Sigurd carved a Primordial Rune of Death when he severed his arm. Ritsuka and Mash chase Sigurd to the cockpit, only to find it empty. They then arrive outside to see Goredolf Musik handing the Paper Moon to Sigurd. They try to take it back, but they're easily overwhelmed. Sigurd then moves to execute them, but he stops and leaves.[4]

Later, Da Vinci reveals Servant summoning will be impossible due to damage to the Border, lack of leylines, and the magical ice and snow. Ritsuka and Mash then head out to find Sigurd along with the Paper Moon. They save Gelda from giants, and help her gather herbs in a giant inhabited meadow.[5] The group eventually reach her village, Village 23. They learn the villagers are sacrificed to the giants once they reach the age of 25 after the children are raised to the age of 10. Villagers between the age of 14 and 15 are suspected to make children, otherwise they'll be sacrificed. Later, Mash fights a Valkyrie when the latter tried to enact the Ritual of Ordainment, the sacrificing of adults. She fights the reinforcements when a Servant arrives to help. After the Valkyries retreat, he introduces himself as Napoleon Bonaparte.[6] He joins Ritsuka and Mash, and reveals Scáthach Skadi is the Lostbelt King, a fusion of the proper history's Scáthach and the Lostbelt's Skadi. He also reveals the Valykries are mass-produced by her. Later, the group plan to infiltrate the castle where the Skadi resides, with the goal of retrieving the Paper Moon and information about the Fantasy Tree.[7]

The group enters the castle through an underground passage. They reach the throne room, where they meet Skadi. She refuses to divulge the Fantasy Tree's location, and orders the Valkyrie Thrud to capture the group. They fight when Ophelia Phamrsolone and Sigurd enter. Napoleon met her during his first failed assault on the castle. Ophelia then orders Sigurd to neutralize the group, later ascending his Spirit Origin. She also uses her Mystic Eye to slow Mash by reversing Ortenaus' output. Before the fight can go any longer though, Skadi orders Ophelia to stop. She then immobilizes them with her runes when Caenis appears. She is a Lostbelt Servant contracted with Kirschtaria Wodime ordered to investigate each Lostbelt. She tries to kill Ritsuka, but Napoleon stops her. She tries to attack him when Sigurd stops her in accordance with Skadi's decree that killing is prohibited. She then delivers a video message from Kirschtaria to Skadi under the assumption Chaldea is also there. He reveals the roots of the Fantasy Tree of his Lostbelt, the Atlantic Lostbelt, the Fantasy Tree Atlas cover 80% of the planet's surface. He claims even if the other Trees are destroyed, the proper history cannot be restore while Atlas remains. After the message ends, Caenis returns to the Atlantic Lostbelt.[8]

Inside the dungeon, Ritsuka and Napoleon enter into a temporary contract. Ritsuka suddenly falls down into a dream-like state because a girl forcibly bonded with them while they were in process of contracting with Napoleon.[9] She introduces herself as Sitonai when the dream ends. She appeared suddenly in the prison cell when Ritsuka collapsed. She reveals she is also a prisoner. She is a Pseudo-Servant whose body is Illyasviel von Einzbern, as well as a High-Servant. Illya became a Servant of the Proper History because of her connection to the Holy Grail, and the fact the Einzberns don't exist in the Lostbelts. She materialized the same time as Napoleon, but she was found and imprisoned by Skadi. She suspects she wasn't executed because one of the Divine Spirits comprising her is Freya. She then reveals Sigurd is a Servant from the Proper History, at least his Spirit Origin is. He has the Paper Moon, and he knows Sombrero’s location since he’s always with Ophelia. Sitonia then reveals there is another goddess from the Proper History that can help the group oppose Sigurd. After giving their location, she opens the cell door, and conceals the group so they can escape.[10]

The group escape the castle when they're confronted by Koyanskaya. They breakthrough her giants and escape.[10] They eventually reach Galdhøpiggen, the location of the goddess Sitonai mentioned. At its peak, they find a ice castle surrounded by magical flames acting as a barrier. As they contemplate on how to bypass it, unknown lifeforms crash down and attack them. Napoleon shoots one with enough force that it crashes into the castle. It is thrown out and destroyed by the castle's occupant, Brynhildr.[11] After agreeing to help, she explains she was imprisoned by the Valkyries and Ophelia after materializing. They eventually come to Village 67 when Goredolf warns Village 23 is under attack. They reach the village by nightfall to find it safe, learning from Gelda that someone claiming to be from Chaldea possibly saved it.[12] The next morning, the Border comes under attack from Valkyries, so the group rush over there. After fending them off, they fight Thrud, Hildr, and Ortlinde, the bases for the mass-produced Valkyries. Brynhildr kills Thrud and Hildr, while Ortlinde retreats.[13]

The group return to Skadi’s castle where they fight Sigurd and Ortlinde. Brynhildr realizes Sigurd is stronger than usual, so she activates a primordial rune to empower herself at the risk of burning her soul away. However, Ophelia arrives and uses her Mystic Eye to undo its effects, but not the severe damage done to Brynhildr’s Spiritual Core. Despite the risks, Brynhildr reactivates the rune. Her determination to kill Sigurd negates Ophelia’s second attempt to use her Mystic Eye on her since it doesn’t work on singular possibilities. She then uses Brynhildr Romantia to kill Sigurd, but it doesn’t kill him. He reveals he isn’t Sigurd and attacks the group. Brynhildr destroys his Spiritual Core, but he still isn’t dead. He reveals he was waiting for someone capable of piercing Sigurd’s Spiritual Core, as the Command Spells forbid suicide. Ophelia tries to use her Mystic Eye to undo his defeat, but it doesn’t work. With the destruction of Sigurd’s Spiritual Core, the false sun meant to seal Surtr away breaks.[14] At the same time, the masks created by Skadi to pacify the giants are undone. It is then revealed Surtr possessed Sigurd through his connection to Ophelia's Mystic Eye when she performed the summoning. The false sun is also revealed to had been Surtr's true body sealed by Odin. When Surt revealed his intention to burn the planet once free with Sigurd's death, Ophelia used her Command Spells to forbid suicide. Mash and Napoleon try to fight Surtr when he kidnaps Ophelia, with Sigurd using Bölverk Gram to repel Surtr's flames.[15] After Surtr leaves, Ortlinde reveals she used a rune to maintain Sigurd's body, assisted by Ophelia using her Mystic Eye on him earlier. Sigurd heals Brynhildr. Skadi reveals she protected Sigurd from Brynhilr's death blow, and eveyone from Surtr.[16]

Inside her throne room, Skadi reveals giants are attacking the villages, as her masks meant to pacify them ceased to function with Surtr free. She then reveals Ragnarok changed when Surtr ate Fenrir to gain his Authority and killed the gods and giants, intending to burn the planet. Odin defeated him with the remaining gods and used a rune to seal him in a false sun. He then fused the last god, Skadi, with before passing. Skadi then covered the world with magical snow, created masks for the giants to control them, and mass-produced the Valkyries. Then, the unknown life-forms that the group fought earlier suddenly crash down. Skadi reveals they’re Fantasy Tree Seeds, and she’s shocked when her command doesn’t destroy them. Sitonai then arrives and reveals Skadi’s connection to the Tree has been severed. After Sitonai destroys the Seeds, the group suspects Surtr is the new Lostbelt King. Skadi then reveals the Tree is to the north, camouflaged by her magical snow. After she agrees to help, the group return to the Shadow Border in pursuit of Surtr.[16]

Surtr connects with the Fantasy Tree to regain Fenrir's Authority. He then absorbed it to restore his lost power thanks to possessing Paper Moon, becoming the new Lostbelt King. He tries to use Loptr Laegjarn to destroy Village 23, but Heracles, summoned by Sitonai, blocks it while supported by Ortlinde, Skadi, Sigurd, and Byrnhildr. Napoleon then overcharges Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile to damage Surtr at the cost of his life. It is revealed he was summoned in response to Ophelia's wish for someone to come and save her. His last act was to remove Fafnir's curse that Surtr afflicted on Ophelia. Invigorated by his sacrifice, Ophelia escapes from Surtr to join the others.[17]

She warns if Surtr burns the planet and the Lostbelt becomes the new history, the planet's Texture will be fire. She also reveals Surtr will become weaken when she severs her contract with him. Then, as it is her connection to Surtr, she destroys her Mystic Eye to sever their contract and remove his source of magical energy, even though the mana overflow will destroy her brain. She then uses her Sirius Light to rewrite the Lostbelt.[17] Then, supported by Skadi and Sitonai, the group ascend to fight Surtr. Sigurd severely wounds him with Bölverk Gram since the giant possesses Fafnir's curse. This severs Surtr's connection to the Fantasy Tree, and causes the Paper Moon to fall from his grasp. After being defeated, Surtr carves a rune of death into Ritsuka. However, Ritsuka's death was a illusion created by Brynhildr's rune. She and Sigurd then finish Surtr off at the cost of their lives. Afterwards, Ophelia dies as the cost of using the Sirius Light was her life.[18] Skadi and Ortlinde then fight Rituska and Mash to protect the weakened Fantasy Tree Sombrero. Afterwards, the pair destroy Sombrero.[19]

Participants[edit | edit source]

Servants

Designation Identity Affiliation
Ruler Sherlock Holmes Ritsuka Fujimaru
Saber Sigurd Ophelia Phamrsolone
Archer Napoleon Bonaparte Ritsuka Fujimaru
Lancer Brynhildr Ritsuka Fujimaru
Caster (Living Hero) Scáthach Skadi N/A
Lancer (Living Hero) Valkyrie Skadi
Alter Ego Sitonai N/A
Ancient Giant/Saber (Living Hero) Surtr Ophelia Phamrsolone

Non-Servants

Designation Identity Affiliation
Crypter Ophelia Phamrsolone Crypters
Fantasy Tree Fantasy Tree Sombrero Alien God

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt PV
  2. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Lostbelt No.3 Prologue
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 1: Assault of the Demonic Sword (Beginning)
  4. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 2: Assault of the Demonic Sword (End)
  5. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 3: Lord of Creation (Beginning)
  6. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 4: Lord of Creation (End)
  7. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 5: Castle of Snow and Ice (Beginning)
  8. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 6: Castle of Snow and Ice (End)
  9. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 7: The Other Goddess (Beginning)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 8: The Other Goddess (End)
  11. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 9: Like the Spring Sunshine (Beginning)
  12. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 10: Like the Spring Sunshine (Middle)
  13. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 11: Like the Spring Sunshine (End)
  14. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 12: You, Who Was Like The Spring Sunshine
  15. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 13: Bringing Twilight Here Once Again (Beginning)
  16. 16.0 16.1 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 14: Bringing Twilight Here Once Again (Middle)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 15: Bringing Twilight Here Once Again (End)
  18. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 16: Beyond the Gaze
  19. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Götterdämmerung: Eternal Ice-Flame Century, Section 17: Go, Beyond the Twilight
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