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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 logbook of a great voyager who accomplished a world circumnavigation.
Its contents are unreadable as it is cracked here and there, but it seems that the author and ship's captain is an adventurer made privateer and fleet commander.

Background

The person who accomplished a world circumnavigation and paved the way for England to become the champion of the Age of Discovery with its earnings.
Also, the one who sunk the robust Spanish Invincible Armada and caused Spain - which was called "the Kingdom on which the sun never sets" - to virtually collapse.

A hedonistic character with a personality that treats a paragon and a scoundrel without distinction. At any rate, someone who likes gaudy things, be it on private life or war, and is satisfied with ephemeral pleasures, just how there is nothing left after raging like a storm.

Likes treasures of gold and silver, but what she really loves is not "everlasting treasures" but "fortunes that go out like fireworks".

"I collect gold coins in order to use them up like a storm!"

...so she declared.
For this reason, no matter how much she likes gold, she is incompatible with the King of Heroes that symbolizes "an inexhaustible treasury".
For that same reason, she is also incompatible with the fox-eared Caster who is the definition of eternity.

Because she is an ephemeral hedonist, what is at the end of all that is a gorgeous fall. This Heroic Spirit is not very attached to life (Human life. One's significance and pride as a human being) and is satisfied with death (the fall that comes commonly to ten thousands of people).
Dies of a epidemic at the age of 53 years.
It has been said that, just before dying, what stood out was the eccentricity of attempting in confusion to wear armor in her sickbed.

El Drago (The Dragon)

Francis Drake was the humanity's first great man to successfully complete a world circumnavigation while alive (the very first - Magellan - died midway).

Though historically a man, the Drake seen in Fate/EXTRA materialized 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 East India Company.

...if one were to define an existence that changes the world, that ship would definitely fit into said definition. Drake's ship, the 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, 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.

At the time of the final battle against the Spanish Invincible Armada, Francis Drake participated as the deputy commander of the English Armada. With the use a unique strategy called 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).
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 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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