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As a devoted libertine, all that matters to her is the inevitable crash at the end of it all. A [[Heroic Spirit|Legendary Spirit]] who is completely indifferent to the frailty of human existence, she is content to indulge in her own whims and desires until death comes to greet her.
 
As a devoted libertine, all that matters to her is the inevitable crash at the end of it all. A [[Heroic Spirit|Legendary Spirit]] who is completely indifferent to the frailty of human existence, she is content to indulge in her own whims and desires until death comes to greet her.
   
==''El Drago (The Dragon)''==
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=="Franciscus Draco"==
Francis Drake was the humanity's first great man to successfully complete a world circumnavigation while alive (the very first - [[wikipedia:Ferdinand Magellan|Magellan]] - died midway).
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Sir Francis Drake is generally considered the first person to successfully circumnavigate the globe (the first person known to have attempted this feat -- Ferdinand Magellan -- was killed halfway through his voyage).
   
Though historically a man, the Drake seen in Fate/EXTRA materialized as a woman.
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Though a male in life, Francis Drake has materialized in [[Fate/Extra]] as a woman.
   
At the time, England was technically a second-rate country that run short of national power and did not have any proper colonies overseas. What created the opportunity for them to be reborn in the world as the British Empire were the voyages that Drake accomplished. The story goes that there were six tons of just spice in the load she had at the time of her return, and that by far exceeded the national budget of the England of that time. These commodities and the detailed maps produced during the world circumnavigation became the capital to put together a fleet that could compete with the world's champion - Spain - and served as foundation for the establishment of the [[wikipedia:East India Company|East India Company]].
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During the time of Francis Drake, England was considered to be a second-rate power with no real influence beyond its borders and no colonies of worth overseas. It was primarily due to his voyages and successes on the high seas that gave rise to the British Empire. The combination of the wealth he brought to the country and the detailed maps he produced while circumnavigating the globe allowed Britain to assemble a fleet that rivaled that of Spain's.
   
...if one were to define an existence that changes the world, that ship would definitely fit into said definition. Drake's ship, the [[wikipedia:Golden Hind|Golden Hind]], was not simply just a ship, but a ship of hope that was capable of doing miracles. Because of this fact as well, ''El Drago'' (Francis Drake) is put on par with the future king of England, [[Saber (Fate/stay night)|King Arthur]]. Both are existences that will return from the world of the dead (Avalon, the other side of the sea), and promise victory to England.
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An oft-mentioned aspect of the Drake mythos is that of his ship, the Golden Hind. Not only was it the flagship of Drake's fleet, it was seen as a symbol of hope and source miracles. The exploits of the Golden Hind made possible elevated Drake (known and feared by the Spanish as El Draque) to a level on par with King Arthur. Both are said to dwell in Avalon, the city of the dead, and will eventually return to lead England to true glory.
   
At the time of the final battle against the Spanish Invincible Armada, Francis Drake participated as the deputy commander of the [[wikipedia:English Armada|English Armada]]. With the use a unique strategy called [[wikipedia:Fire ship|fire ship]], Spain's Great Britain Conquest Armada was defeated without being able to land. After this, the Spanish people started to call Drake in the following way: ''the devil'' (El Drago).<br />
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During what was to be the final confrontation between England and Spain's Invincible Armada, Francis Drake was commissioned as a vice admiral in the English navy. Using an unorthodox strategy involving the use of fire-ships, forcing the Spanish fleet into open water where they could be bombarded with cannon fire.
The woman who set the sun and pulled "the Kingdom on which the sun never sets" down from the position of leading power of history.
 
 
...in addition - and this is merely literary creation - there is also a story full of romance in which Drake was a companion of [[wikipedia:Elizabeth I of England|Queen Elizabeth]] a few times and, just before setting sail for the world circumnavigation, switched places with the Queen, who could no longer go out in public due receiving a wound on her face...
 
   
 
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A Servant in Fate/Extra who serves Shinji Matou. She is a pirate and self-proclaimed "villain" who wields pistols in combat... alongside ship-mounted cannons.

Appearance

Rider is a female pirate captain with long wavy crimson pink hair, blue eyes and scar across her face. She wears brown choker collar almost attach to her dark pink captain vest that shows her breasts, white pants, and long dark brown boots.

Personality

Rider's personality is self-proclaimed, selfish almost like her Master, and greedy. She even sometimes devilish when she in battle and treat her Master (Shinji) like a little brother.

Hunt of the Golden Hind: Golden Stag and the Eventide Tempest

This Noble Phantasm is Rider's ace in the hole and forms the basis of her day-to-day life. With her flagship, The Golden Hind, at the fore, a vast flotilla of smaller craft expand ever outward and exterminates her enemies with overwhelming firepower. Its attributes contain vestiges of not only the fleet that eventually defeated the mighty Spanish Armada, but also of the stories involving the golden stag and the eventide tempest that had spread throughout the whole of Europe.

The eventide tempest is the encapsulation of all storms, from blizzards to cyclones, which manifest in the imagination of men as beasts and soldiers, saviors and monsters. Depending on who is speaking, the leader of these apparitions ranges from a fallen King Arthur to the Norse god Odin to the first murderer of men, Cain. in England, it is believed that Francis Drake rides the endless storm despite the fact that the role assigned to her is usually given to malevolent figures of history and myth.

Invincible Armada

The name given to the Spanish naval forces during the period of history known as the Age of Discovery.

The Invincible Armada consisted of an estimated 65,000 men serving on more than a hundred large warships, each of which weighed in at over 1,000 tons. Its might was such that it earned Spain the reputation of being "The kingdom on which the sun will never set."

Logbook

The sailing logs of a renowned explorer who successfully circumnavigated the globe.

The logs themselves are illegible, with pages cracked and flaking. However, it seems that the author of these logs was a ship's captain who made their name as both an adventurer and fleet commander.

Character Background

The person who circumnavigated the glove and paved the way for England to become the dominate superpower in the Age of Discovery through its substantial earnings. This person was also the one who was given credit for the virtual destruction of Spain's Invincible Armada, which caused the nation once thought of as "the kingdom on which the sun will never set" to teeter on the edge of collapse.

She is a person who has dedicated her life to hedonistic pursuits and sees no difference between a paragon of virtue and a rogue scoundrel. She revels in all things gaudy, whether they are in war or in her private life, and is content to chase after ephemeral pleasures and leave nothing of worth behind, much like the passing of a raging storm.

She is particularly entranced with treasures of gold and sliver, but her true love lies not with enduring treasure, but those treasures that explode like fireworks and then quickly fade away.

As she so often declares, "I chase after gold so that I can scatter it like a storm!"

It is for this reason that she is wholly incompatible with the Hero of Legend that symbolizes "an inexhaustible treasury." She would also be at odds with the fox-eared Caster, as Caster is the epitome of eternity.

As a devoted libertine, all that matters to her is the inevitable crash at the end of it all. A Legendary Spirit who is completely indifferent to the frailty of human existence, she is content to indulge in her own whims and desires until death comes to greet her.

"Franciscus Draco"

Sir Francis Drake is generally considered the first person to successfully circumnavigate the globe (the first person known to have attempted this feat -- Ferdinand Magellan -- was killed halfway through his voyage).

Though a male in life, Francis Drake has materialized in Fate/Extra as a woman.

During the time of Francis Drake, England was considered to be a second-rate power with no real influence beyond its borders and no colonies of worth overseas. It was primarily due to his voyages and successes on the high seas that gave rise to the British Empire. The combination of the wealth he brought to the country and the detailed maps he produced while circumnavigating the globe allowed Britain to assemble a fleet that rivaled that of Spain's.

An oft-mentioned aspect of the Drake mythos is that of his ship, the Golden Hind. Not only was it the flagship of Drake's fleet, it was seen as a symbol of hope and source miracles. The exploits of the Golden Hind made possible elevated Drake (known and feared by the Spanish as El Draque) to a level on par with King Arthur. Both are said to dwell in Avalon, the city of the dead, and will eventually return to lead England to true glory.

During what was to be the final confrontation between England and Spain's Invincible Armada, Francis Drake was commissioned as a vice admiral in the English navy. Using an unorthodox strategy involving the use of fire-ships, forcing the Spanish fleet into open water where they could be bombarded with cannon fire.

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