Spirits (霊, Rei?) are spiritual bodies used by the planet as a sense of touch, and anything that interferes with them is considered a contradiction. There are several types of spirits and despite the fact that they can be found everywhere only those humans who possess a spiritual affinity can perceive them. Spirits are generally harmless to people, but those of the elemental class are of such a dimension that they can interact with people by taking a physical form. Presently, science cannot interfere with spiritual bodies and modern Magecraft cannot reproduce mysteries of such scale.

Nature[edit | edit source]

There are many spirits born from human folklore and human traditions due to humans being able to "engrave" a Thaumaturgical System (魔術系統, Majutsu Keitō?) upon the World ─ a body of preestablished rules, fomented per the faith of the populace. If it is believed that the subject of a Mystery "exists," the World permits its existence. Definite affirmation of said belief is not required, so even though the majority of modern humans reject the existence of ghosts, modern science cannot outright demonstrate that they do not exist, and, thus, within the unconscious, there lurks the vague suspicion that "they might indeed exist." This sort of "suspicion" falls under the category of "faith." "Ignorance" is the force that opposes "faith". If the existence of ghosts is itself utterly unknown, faith cannot foment.

Beings without physical form have a Spiritual Body (霊体, Reitai?), that with spiritual properties where a shape is constructed without components with physical properties. Differing from a Material Body, that which is identical in structure to flesh bodies, that cannot walk through walls and becomes injured when beaten, spiritual bodies are capable of completely disregarding such physical interference. Without conceptual[1] or magical properties, those with a Spiritual Body cannot be harmed with a baton or sword, and such attempts will only hit empty space. Those that can switch between both properties, such as Servants, have advantages and disadvantages in both states.[2]

Categories[edit | edit source]

Divine Spirit[edit | edit source]

Main article: Divine Spirit


Heroic Spirit[edit | edit source]

Main article: Heroic Spirit


Elemental[edit | edit source]

An Elemental (精霊, Seirei?) is a general category for a variety of spiritual bodies (霊体, Reitai?). It is a class of Mystery whose foundations can't be replicated by Magecraft, and a rare number of Phantasmal Species were capable of advancing to becoming Elementals. There are a few types of Elementals: Nature Spirits, Animal Spirits, and the artificially created Guardian Spirits. Lower class spirits such as ghosts and apparitions are not included in this category. Most of these spirits do not take the shape of a human.

Despite being a general category for all sorts of spirits, the term “Elemental” usually refers to nature spirits when used by itself. In this case, the Elementals here acts as part of the Counter Force and exists as the sense of touch for the planet. The likes of great Fairies, Vivian, Lugh Beowulf, the True Ancestors, Divine Spirits (a weakened state of Gods) and other mediators of nature are first and foremost Elementals before being part of any other category.

Elementals are "power" granted form using human imagination as a container and they don't need human "faith" in order to exist. Still, even if their shape turns out to be close to that of humans, their values and logic are still unlike those of humans. Fairies that grow to a scale that can be perceived by humans become Elementals. True Ancestors, who are classified as a type of greater fairy, fall into the category of an Elemental. Incarnated Elementals like Hinako Akuta are even capable of dying and being recorded into the Throne of Heroes.

The mediators of nature are capable of using Marble Phantasms[3] and it is the natural ability of Elementals, like how Daemons[4] use Reality Marbles.[5]

Nature Spirits[edit | edit source]

Nature Spirits (自然霊, Shizenrei?) As the name states, a spirit born from elements of nature such as plants, soil, gemstones, natural phenomenons and etc. Ores and jewels that have been beneath the surface for an extended period of time generally carry powerful nature spirits. This spiritual bodies are formed by the will of the planet earth and they gain power from nature itself. Only those nature spirits, who are wanted by the planet as a defense against the resource-plundering actions of humans, can receive a body made out of flesh from the planet. These supernatural entities are known as the Transcendent Kind, one known member of this category are the True Ancestors who are said to be Planet-class Spirits, a rank higher than Divine Spirits.[6]

Jinn[edit | edit source]

Djinn (ジン, Jin?) The wind demons of the middle eastern tradition, well known for being very mischievous. With bodies made of gas and smoke, they can float in the wind and are mostly invisible, but are capable of producing solid forms when necessary. In those cases, they preferably take the shape of an ogre with the face of a dog and the back of a cat, but cases where they take the appearance of a beautiful human or some beast such as snakes are not unheard of. Their exists a curse which is passed down in the Middle East that is used to ward off storms and Jinns. It is used by True Assassin in the Heaven's Feel route of Fate/stay night's Fifth Holy Grail War. Queen of Sheba is a half-blood between a male human and a female Genie (Djinn), inheriting precognition (future sight) from her djinn heritage.

Animal Spirits[edit | edit source]

Animal Spirit (動物霊, Doubutsurei?) The spirits of dead animal's. Differently, as by the souls of dead humans, who are generally formless existences, animals retain their form from their former lives. But they are, just as Human Spirits, able to consume the souls and minds of people and convert them into energy. The basic abilities they had from the time when they where alive still remain but they don't change from such nourishment, as they only become tougher as their magical energy capacity increases.

Kitsune and Inukami[edit | edit source]

Kitsune and Inukami (狐、犬神, Kitsune, Inukami?) The traditional nine-tailed fox and dog-familiar spirits of Japanese folklore, they are attributed of being the source of people’s insanity by possessing them. Also, in cases where a daemon possession causes the emergence of multiple personalities due to the host surrendering his rights of ego, the resulting alternate persona is said to be these spirits themselves accordingly with Japanese beliefs. However, unlike the nonsensical accidents that are the Western daemon possessions, there is a definite reason and “will to curse” behind the cases of possession that are brought about by these spirits.

Neco Spirit[edit | edit source]

Neco Spirit (ネコ精霊, NEKO Seirei?) refers to the type of spirits that reside in the Great Cat's Village. Members of the race include Neco-Arc, Neco-Arc Bubbles, Neco-Arc Chaos, Neco-Arc Evolution and Neco-Arc Destiny.

The Neco Twenty-seven Cats (猫27キャット?) or Twenty-seven Cats (二十七キャッツ?) include:

1. First Neco-Arc (はじまりのネコアルク?)
2. cosmo murder
3. The Little Sister of the Fake Milk Scandal Cat (偽乳疑惑の猫又妹?)
6. Makidera BEAUTIFUL (きれいな蒔寺?)
7. Himuro STRANGE (.へんな氷室?)
8. Yukika BAD (わるい由紀香?)
10. SSF Sleeping in the Kotatsu (虎竜で眠るSSF?)
12. The Strongest Kariya~n (最強のカリヤーン?)
13. Experience Kohakki (エクスペリエンス・コハッキー?)
14. Stheno CHASTE (貞淑なステンノー?)
15. Euryale GLORIOUS (爛漫なエウリュアレ?)
16. Eiichirou Version Sajou Ayaka (エイイチロー版サジョーアーヤカ?)
18. True Identity Unknown Princess Fortune (正体不明系魔法少女プリンセスフォーチュン?)
19. Iron Fist Violinist Ries (鉄拳ヴァイオリスト・リーズちゃん?)
20. White Len (白レン?)
21. Spotted Len (ぶちレン?)
22. Calico Len (三毛レン?)
23. Striped Len (縞レン?)
24. Master Panda (パンダ師匠?)
25. NG Akiha (NG秋葉?)
26. Bread-making Amalgamation Giant God Kiitsuii-chan (製パン合体巨神キッツィーちゃん?)
27. Cock Robin MAGNIFICENT (華麗なるコマドリー?)
EX. Forced to Work, Neco-Arc Chaos (働かざる猫カオス?)[7]

Guardian Spirit[edit | edit source]

Guardian Spirit (守護精霊, Shugoseirei?) is a classification of spirit that comes from the result of merging an Animal or Nature Spirit with a human soul. It is not something that happens naturally, but rather is something that is made by the hands of men in order to give human values to something that is not human. The spirits of humans are of a much lower rank, than nature or animal spirits and are thus absorbed in, but as a result, it acquires knowledge as a human, and gradually acquires a human's value. These Spirits must be bound, to objects or to places, in order for them to stay in this world. It also takes quite some time for the human spirit to gain control of themselves as well as to gain their own spirtual body. In order to materialize themselves, they require a supply of magical energy beyond that of most people. Guardian Spirits cannot be observed in spirit form by anyone, except for the Master they are connected with. They can talk with each other and the Guardian Spirit can go scouting, by flying in their spirtual form. The best examples for Guardian Spirits are Nanako[8] who inhabits the Seventh Holy Scripture[9][10] from the Church and the Argon Coin[11] possessed by Medea.

They are considered to be below other types of Elemental, but have the potential to become Holy Spirits (聖霊, Seirei?). These Holy Spirits can possess Mystic Eyes, which are designated as Jewel under the Noble Colors system. They surpass the Gold-ranked Eyes of the Dead Apostles and are exclusively possessed by Holy Spirits and Magical Beasts from the Age of Gods.

Lower-class Spirits[edit | edit source]

Lower-class Spirits (下級霊, Kakyuurei?)
Vague, generally formless existences that can only acquire a definite identity by “possessing” an image.

Wraith[edit | edit source]

Wraiths

Wraith (亡霊, Bourei?), also referred to as Ghosts (幽霊, Yūrei?) or Human spirits, are souls of dead people that remain attached to this world due to past grudges, regrets and other sorts of unfinished business that they had during life. As such, they tend to haunt places, items or people that are related to their unfinished business. Areas filled with grudges and remnants of strong regrets are like Reality Marbles to spirits.[12] Normally, direct physical intereference on the part of these ghosts are low. As spiritual bodies they usually have to act through some sort of medium, by putting it under its domination, in order to conduct interference. In Kara no Kyoukai a Wraith possesses a dead corpse inorder to claim the body of Shiki Ryougi. Zouken Matou is a powerful magus who uses a species of magical worms that can combine themselves to take a human form. This human form allows him to interfere with the physical world as it binds his soul, on this plane of existence. However, as they are no longer something that belongs to this world, their existence is something that degrades with time and they are bound to disappear eventually.

But as they are Human Spirits they are able to consume the souls and minds of people and convert them into energy. The basic abilities they had from the time when they where alive still remain but they don't change from such nourishment, as they only become tougher as their magical energy capacity increases. Some people close to becoming Heroic Spirits are wraiths, and some wraiths also share characteristics with legends that allow them to be called when there is no existing hero.

The Dead Apostle Ancestor Stanrobe Calhin is referred to as the First Wraith, a disembodied soul who will not dissipate for at least another two hundred years.

In Fate/EXTRA exists the special circumstances of the SE.RA.PH, an artificial environment located within the Moon Cell. SE.RA.PH is a world where Souls are transformed into information. On Earth, one cannot live without "Mind" or "Soul". However GHOSTS can survive in SE.RA.PH as Cyber Ghosts (サイバーゴースト?). They are records reproduced of their last moments before dying. The regret etched in them won't go anywhere.[13] They are beings without bodies, wandering to seek life.

Apparition[edit | edit source]

Apparitions of the Fujou Building

Apparition (浮遊霊, Fuuyuurei?), also referred to as leftover thoughts (残留思念, zanryuu shinen?), are fragments of an already departed soul that gathered together to form an amorphous entity that is filled with nothing but the most primitive drive to live. A projection of someone’s past records which were stored in the surroundings. The traditional ghosts in the popular sense of the world, generally harmless as almost nobody can perceive them. Technically, they can still interact and even attempt to possess those with spiritual abilities, but if their target has enough willpower they won’t be able to take over.

Examples include the spirits of the Fujou Building. The “fairies” controlled by Misaya Ouji and Len were made out of these kind of spirits.

Unclassified[edit | edit source]

Evil Spirit[edit | edit source]

Not much is known about the nature of Evil Spirits (悪霊, Akuryō?), but they are known to be weak against exorcism.

  • David has been known for performing with a harp in front of Saul, the King of Israel to exorcise him from an evil spirit.[14]
  • Gazamy is currently locked away in the bottom of London Tower.[15]
  • Jack the Ripper as the Assassin-class Servant is a special type of Heroic Spirit, they are an amalgamation of Evil Spirits, children who were aborted by the many prostitutes who lived in White Chapel, London.[16]
  • Tamamo-no-Mae as an Evil Spirit, will undergo a transformation into a large monster that can defeat even 100 heroes.[17]
  • The forest of the Einzbern Castle is haunted with evil spirits as one of its many defences.[18]
  • Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald used some ten-odd evil spirits and apparitions as guard dogs at his magic atelier
  • Erice Utsumi has her body inhabited by a number of evil spirits that she calls "Dread Spirits". Her grandmother Chitose Manazuru taught her how to control these spirits and use them as weapons. Using their power causes wounds to open all over Erice's body and coagulate her blood that she can shape into various weapons called branches. She can use this ability to rip out a Servant's Saint Graph, killing them. The drawback of using her spirits is that if they are not satisfied, wounds will open all over her body and cause external and internal bleeding. Two of the Spirits, in particular, taught Erice how to survive the curse within her. They taught her to become "mother" and to give all the evil spirits the name "Erlkönig" or Erlking, meaning Elf King in German. She described them as "The great hazel. The king of the fey, bedecked with crown and tail. Lord of the Wilis, those graceful nymphs of the silver willows, and gatekeeper of the kingdom of the dead."
  • Black Marie is an evil spirit from within Erice Utsumi taking the form of Marie Antoinette in response to Erice's connection to Louis XVII. While the spirits within Erice mock her by saying it's nothing like how the real Marie would be in such a form, the real Marie says the form of Black Marie is accurate, even replicating her mourning dress from her life.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Conceptual Weapon [Term], p.058

    Conceptual Weapon [Term]
    A weapon created to go beyond mere physical interference, and exert influence on concepts, natural providence, and space.
    For instance, something that nullifies "eternal youth" by overwriting it with the idea of "natural lifespan".
    Ciel's Seventh Holy Scripture contains the dual concepts of "reincarnation criticism" and "eternity without permanence".
    By the way, after being killed by Shiki, Arcueid had at first mistakenly assumed that he must possess some kind of powerful conceptual armament.

    概念武装【用語】
    物理的な干渉のみならず、意味柄·摂理や空間に影響を及ぼすよう作られた兵器の事。
    例をあげるのなら、“不老”という存在に対して“寿命”という考えを上書きし、在り方を無効化する……といったもの。
    シエルの第七聖典には“転生批判”“永劫無不滅”といった概念がくくられている。
    余談ではあるが、アルクェイドは当初、自分を殺せた志貴は強力な慨念武装を持っていたのだろう、と誤解していた。

  2. [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - Records of Heavens Feel - Servant System: Spiritual Body and Material Body, p.018

    Spiritual Body and Material Body
    “Spiritual Body” is a word that describes an existence with spiritual properties. In other words, a shape is constructed without relying on components with physical properties. On the other hand, “Material Body” means something that is identical in structure as our flesh bodies. A Material Body, just like us, cannot walk through walls, and will hurt and become wounded when beaten with an iron baton. However, a Spirit Body is capable of completely disregarding such physical interference. Attacking a Spiritual Body with a baton or sword (unless they are magical items) will only hit empty space.
    When Servants materialise, they acquire Material Bodies in this world. They can also switch to Spiritual Bodies through their will. Spiritual Bodies have the advantages such as low mana consumption, and difficult to be detected by enemies. One of the properties of a Spiritual Body is that it is unaffected by physical interference, but conversely it is difficult for a Spiritual Body to affect a Material Body. As a result, Servants Materialise when engaging in combat.

    ShroudofMartin.jpg

    Although both are Material Bodies, the composition of Servants and Humans are drastically different. Naturally, it is impossible to transplant a portion of a Servant’s Material Body to a human. However, Emiya Shirou was able to successfully transplant Archer’s left arm to replace his own lost left arm. How is this possible? It is because Shirou and Archer – Heroic Spirit Emiya are the same person.

  3. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Marble Phantasm [Unusual talent], p.178

    Marble Phantasm [Unusual talent]
    Imagination Realization. As the name suggests, it is the ability to manifest anything you can imagine.
    It is the ability possessed by elementals, which are the sense of touch of the natural world. By connecting their will directly to the world, they are able to transfigure the world into whatever environment they imagine. Of course, the level of manifestation varies depending on the scale of the elemental, and it goes without saying that only nature can be transfigured – things that exist independently of nature are immune.
    In Tsukihime, Arcueid eliminated Roa by using marble phantasm to turn the layers of the atmosphere in the hallway into a vacuum, like a carving knife slicing up a daikon radish. Though she could not affect Roa himself, it was impossible for him to avoid the finely sliced atmosphere, and he was reduced to nothing but ankles.
    (The gap above the floor was the result of a deficiency in Arcueid's imagination.)
    Also, in the world of Tsukihime spiritual realms are not alternate dimensions, but rather exist within the world itself. Things like legendary lands and countries of eternal spring are the products of the imagination of whatever elemental rules over them. Consequently, it is possible for humans to wander into them by accident.
    The castle in the mountains that Arcueid calls home is actually a product of her marble phantasm.

    空想具現化【異能】

  4. [v] Jonnobi: Demon

    Demon (Terminology)
    The 6th Imaginary Aspect. Existences born of the wishes of humans, passively (受動的な, shuudou-teki-na?, lit. "as acted upon") called forth by human desire. Manifest phantasms (実像幻想, jitsuzou gensou?) that take form via the aggregation of ideation (想念, sounen?, lit. "thoughts"). For materialization (実体化, kittaika?, lit. "manifestation to material") to occur, "a form fabricated by humans" is necessary. Not True Demons, but existences that obtain being by the imposition of a Designation (個体名, kotai-mei?, lit. "unit designation").
    As Demons attain true freedom upon receiving a Designation, it is a general rule that the naming of Demons is not an act to lightly engage within.
    Temporarily setting aside the outcomes of engaging with such, Demons may be assessed as allies of humanity, who exist so as to empathize with and resolve the sufferings of humanity.

    悪魔(用語)
    第六架空要素。人間の願いによって生み出され、人間の願いによって呼び出される受動的なモノ。モノの想念が集まってカタチをなした実像幻想。実体化には『人々が創造したカタチ』が必要。真性悪魔ではなく『個体名』になるもののこと。
    名前をつけてしまうと本当に自由になってしまうため、悪魔を安易に名付けてはならないという決まりがある。
    結果はどうあれ、人の苦悩を理解し取りのぞこうとするもので、見ようによっては人間の味方。

  5. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Reality Marble [Unusual talent], p.056

    Reality Marble [Unusual talent]
    Intrinsic Field. Originally referred to the alien common sense possessed by the beings called devils, but now also includes the unique boundary fields possessed by many people.
    A subset of marble phantasm, it erodes reality and gives form to the user's imagined world. It is the sorcery closest to magic, and a forbidden art within the Association.

    固有結界【異能】
    リアリティ·マーブル。悪魔と呼ばれるモノが持つ異界常識であるが、今では多くのモノが持つにいたった独自の結界を指す。
    空想具現化の亜種で、その者の心象世界を形にし現実に侵食させた結界の事。最も魔法に近い魔術であり、魔術協会では禁呪のカテゴリーに入る。

  6. [v] Fate/complete material IV: Extra Material - Fate/EXTRA - Characters - Gatou Monji & Berserker, p.254

    Gatou Monji & Berserker
    Gatou Monji is an strange Master that worships Berserker as a God. He is a man that carries various religions so his speech can't be understood. Berserker was originally an spirit from the Earth called "True Ancestor" but, due to Gatou's misconceptions that say "she = God" her status downgraded from Planet to God, making her unable to properly display her abilities. During battle her Noble Phantasm uses gravity as means of attack, causing great damage.

    臥藤門司 & バーサーカー
    臥藤門司はバーサーカーを神と崇める変人マスター。彼は様々な宗教観を持つ人物で、話が通じない。バーサー カーは本来"真祖"という地球の精霊だが、臥藤の"彼女=神"という勘違いにより星から神へと格を貶められ 、能力を上手く発揮できない。戦闘では重力で攻撃する宝具を使い、大ダメージを発生させる。

  7. [v] TYPE-MOON Fes. Official Pamphlet 10th Anniversary Q & A Booklet:
    Q:二十七キャッツの構成員全容

    Q:

    A: 1. First Neco Arc
    2. Cosmo Murder
    3. The Little Sister of the Fake Milk Scandal Cat.
    6. Makidera BEAUTIFUL
    7. Himuro STRANGE
    8. Yukika BAD
    10. SSF Sleeping in the Kotatsu
    12. The Strongest Kariya~n
    13. Experience Kohakki
    14. Sthenno CHASTE
    15. Euryale GLORIOUS
    16. Eiichirou Version Sajou Ayaka
    18. True Identity Unknown Princess Fortune
    19. Iron Fist Violinist Ries
    20. White Ren
    21. Spotted Ren
    22. Tortoise Shell Pattern Ren
    23. Striped Ren
    24. Master Panda
    25. NG Akiha
    26. Bread-making Amalgamation Giant God Kiitsuii-chan
    27. Cock Robin MAGNIFICENT
    EX. Forced to Work, Neco Arc Chaos

    Q:二十七キャッツの構成員全容

    A:01.はじまりのネコアルク 02.cosmo murder 03.偽乳疑惑の猫又妹
    06.きれいな蒔寺 07.へんな氷室 08.わるい由紀香 10.虎竜で眠るSSF
    12.最強のカリヤーン 13.エクスペリエンス・コハッキー 14.貞淑なステンノー
    15.爛漫なエウリュアレ 16.エイイチロー版サジョーアーヤカ 18.正体不明系魔法少女プリンセスフォーチュン 19.鉄拳ヴァイオリスト・リーズちゃん
    20.白レン 21.ぶちレン 22.三毛レン 23.縞レン 24.パンダ師匠 25.NG秋葉
    26.製パン合体巨神キッツィーちゃん 27.華麗なるコマドリー
    EX.働かざる猫カオス

    以上。欠番は募集中とする。

  8. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Nanako [Weapon name • Name], p.186

    Nanako [Weapon name • Name]
    The elemental residing in the Seventh Holy Scripture.
    Although Ciel calls her Seven, she was named Nanako by her temporary master of just a few days, Arihiko.
    A young girl with a mysterious character. It's hard to say if she's noble or nasty. She can't help but lament the tyrannical treatment she receives from Ciel, but if she ever fired back she'd just get in trouble. Basically, she's a character at the very bottom of society. Originally she was the girl offered up as a sacrifice during the creation of the Seventh Holy Scripture, but after her death she merged with the holy beast used as the scripture's foundation and ended up with her current form. Her most distinctive characteristics are her blue, sci-fi bodysuit and her hoof-ish hands and feet.
    Though she is the guardian spirit of the Seventh Holy Scripture, that doesn't mean that she's the guardian spirit of the Seventh Holy Scripture's wielder as well. The reason that she complies with Ciel's orders regardless is because Ciel is the first master she's had capable of giving her form. Manifesting a guardian spirit isn't something that can be accomplished without an excessive amount of magical energy, after all.
    She's always grumbling about Ciel's violent treatment (of the Seventh Holy Scripture), but nevertheless she sticks to her like glue. In Melty Blood, she appears briefly during Ciel's stage entrance and Arc Drive.
    By the way, in the third character popularity poll Nanako's Arc Drive was listed as "Holy Cross Burial Scripture", but it should be read as "anti-reincarnation".

    ななこ【武器名·名称】

  9. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Seventh Holy Scripture [Weapon name • Technique name], p.052

    Seventh Holy Scripture [Weapon name • Technique name]
    Ciel's Arc Drive.
    The conceptual armament that Ciel is authorized to carry. Although it is called a scripture, it's actually an enormous pile bunker.
    An iron hammer created by the Church in order to renounce the heretical doctrine of transmigration. Over a millennium has passed since it was first forged, and there's even an elemental dwelling within it, but…
    Before Ciel remodeled it, it was only effective against spiritual entities. Now, however, it has been transformed into a lump of iron that can pound a vampire to death with its physical attack power alone. It has a gross weight of 60 kilograms, and a maximum weight of twice that with optional attachments.
    During Ciel's Arc Drive, she drives the stake into her opponent. Afterward, what is ejected from the magazine is not an empty cartridge, but pages of the holy scripture. For vampires, this is no different from being directly injected with the holy scripture itself. There is no doubt that it is a surefire "Immortal Killer".

    第七聖典【武器名·技名】
    シエルのアークドライブ。
    シエルが所有を許されている概念武装。聖典と呼ばれながらも、その実体は巨大な杭打ち銃器(パイルバンカー)である。
    転生というものが教義にはない教会が作り上げた、転生批判の鉄槌。鋳造されてから千年が経っており、精霊も宿っているのだが……。
    シエルが改造するまでは霊体に対してのみ有効な概念武装だったが、今では物理的攻撃力だけでも吸血鬼を殴殺できる鉄塊と化している。総重量、実に60kg。オプションパーツをつけると最大で二倍になるとの説がある。
    アークドライプ使用成立時に杭を打ち出すが、その後に弾倉から排出されているものは薬莢ではなく聖典のぺージ。吸血鬼にとっては聖典を打ち込まれるに等しい、まさに必殺の"不死殺し"と言える。

  10. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Seventh Holy Scripture [Weapon name], p.184

    Seventh Holy Scripture [Weapon name]
    The conceptual armament that Ciel is authorized to carry. An iron hammer created by the Church in order to renounce the heretical doctrine of transmigration.
    It was created by felling a miraculous beast said to consume souls, then using its horn as a key. The surface of the horn is inscribed with tightly-packed complaints about how "transmigration is really lame".
    Since it's been almost a thousand years since it was first created, it even has an elemental living within it.
    It was sanctified over the course of many years, but eventually fell into Ciel's hands.
    "A horn!? That's not practical at all. The higher-ups are totally out of touch!"
    Unable to hold herself back, she set about improving it, and because of that the Scripture's elemental ended up having the essence of its personality warped.
    Before Ciel remodeled it, it was only effective against spiritual entities. Now, however, it has been transformed into a lump of iron that can pound a vampire to death with its physical attack power alone. It has a gross weight of 60 kilograms, and a maximum weight of twice that with optional attachments. It's a… Gatling scripture!?

    第七聖典【武器名】

  11. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Golden Fleece [Noble Phantasm], p.059 [T]

    Golden Fleece [Noble Phantasm]
    Argon Coin.
    As the hidden treasure of Colchis, it's very valuable.
    Though there's nothing special about the fleece itself, for some reason there's an anecdote that a dragon will appear if you throw it on the ground.
    It seems that at some point, people mixed up the Golden Fleece with the dragon that used to guard it.
    The story feels a bit like some kind of satire.
    Since Caster doesn't have the ability to summon dragons, she can't summon the dragon.
    Also, there's a strange spirit living in it, just like a certain Seventh Scripture.

    金羊の皮【宝具】
    アルゴンコイン。
    コルキスの秘宝で、とっても高価。
    これ自体にさしたる能力はないのだが、なぜか地に放ると竜が現れるという逸話がある。
    かつて金羊の皮を守っていた竜が、今では金羊の皮に呼ばれるものに成り代わってしまったらしい。
    何かの风刺っぽい話ではある。
    キャスターには竜召喚技能がないので竜は呼べない。
    某第七聖典よろしく、へンな精霊が宿っている。

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  13. [v] Fate/EXTRA Last Encore - WORLD/WORD: Cyber Ghosts

    Cyber Ghost

    サイバーゴースト
    SE.RA.PHに出現する「幽霊」。
    魂を情報化し確定させた世界であるSE.RA.PHでは、地上ではあり得ない「精神だけ」「魂だけ」の生命活動がありえるため、ゴーストが物理的に存在する。
    死の間際の記録が再生されているため、無念が焼き付いた場所からは動けない。
    ムーンセルに見つかれば即座にデリートされる、死者の夢のようなバグでしかない。

  14. [v] Fate/Grand Order - Archer Profile [T]

    David - Archer

    Illustrator and Voice actor
    Illustrator: Ginka
    Voice Actor: Yūichi Nakamura

    Parameters
    Strength: C
    Endurance: D
    Agility: B
    Mana: C
    Luck: A
    Noble Phantasm: B

    Personal Skills
    Divine Protection: A
    Harp of Healing: B
    Charisma: B

    Class Skills
    Magic Resistance: A
    Independent Action: A

    Noble Phantasm
    Hamesh Avanim: The Five Stones
    Rank: C-→C
    Type: Anti-Unit

    Profile
    David is a king of Israel that appears in the Old Testament.
    Originally a shepherd, he announced his candidacy to the one-on-one duel with the giant Goliath and defeated him. It has been said that afterwards - although there were a few quarrels with the king of that time - upon being splendidly enthroned as king, he carried out an excellent reign.

    Level 1 Bond
    Height/Weight: 171cm・62kg
    Source: Old Testament
    Region: Israel
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral  Gender: Male
    Michelangelo's "David" is the most famous statue about him.

    Level 2 Bond
    David was a shepherd and a harpist. In order to play the harp to the king of Israel, who was fighting the Philistines at the time, he often visited the army. At that occasion, the Philistine giant Goliath demanded for a one-on-one duel with everything on the line.

    Level 3 Bond
    Scared from the giant's excessive strength, nobody from the Israel army was able to oppose him, but David alone accepted that duel. Goliath made light of David, who challenged him without carrying a sword, David threw a rock that made Goliath faint and decapitated him with his own sword.

    Level 4 Bond

    • Harp of Healing: B

    David's harp (kinnor) - which cleansed the evil spirits from the king of Israel, Saul - possesses effects of exorcism and preserves the tranquility of the listeners' minds. In ancient society, the harp was highly regarded as appeasing evil spirits.

    Level 5 Bond
    "Five Stones"
    Rank: C  Type: Anti-Unit
    The sling that knocked down the giant Goliath. The five stones express David's tolerance; he misses up to four of the attacks, but the fifth attack will certainly hit and defeat the opponent.

    Interlude
    A king and also a shepherd who is used to waiting upon people, he also grew accustomed serving others from his experience as a harpist. A friendly, sincere Servant, but he is absurdly weak towards women, so care is required in regards to that point.

    ダビデ - アーチャー

    イラストレーター・声優
    ILLUST:ギンカ
    CV:中村悠一

    パラメータ
    筋力:C
    耐力:D
    敏捷:B
    魔力:C
    幸運:A
    宝具:B

    保有スキル
    神の加護 A
    治癒の竪琴 B
    カリスマ B

    クラス別能力
    対魔力 A
    単独行動 A

    宝具
    五つの石ハメシュ・アヴァニム
    ランク: C-→C
    種別:対人宝具

    キャラクター詳細
    ダビデは旧約聖書に登場する、イスラエルの王。
    元羊飼いであり、巨人ゴリアテの一騎打ちに名乗りを上げ、打ち倒した。その後、当時の王といざこざがあったものの、見事王に即位してからは見事な政治を行ったという。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを1にすると開放
    身長/体重:171cm・62kg
    出典:旧約聖書
    地域:イスラエル
    属性:秩序・中庸  性別:男性
    ミケランジェロの「ダビデ像」が最も有名。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを2にすると開放
    ダビデは羊飼いであり、竪琴弾きでもあった。当時、ペリシテ人と戦っていたイスラエルの王に竪琴を弾くため、軍を度々訪れていた。
    その際、ペリシテ人の巨人ゴリアテが全てを懸けた一騎討ちを要望した。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを3にすると開放
    巨人のあまりの強さに恐れをなしたイスラエル軍は誰一人立ち向かうことができなかったが、唯一ダビデがその一騎討ちに応じた。
    剣も持たずに挑むダビデを侮るゴリアテだが、ダビデは石を投げてゴリアテを昏倒させ、彼の剣で首を刎ねた。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを4にすると開放
    ○治癒の竪琴:B
    イスラエル王国の王・サウルの悪霊を祓ったダビデの竪琴(キヌュラ)には破魔の効力があり、 聴く者の精神を平穏に保つ。
    古代社会における竪琴は悪霊を鎮めるとして重要視されていた。

    アンロック条件:絆レベルを5にすると開放
    『五つの石』
    ランク:C  種別:対人宝具
    巨人ゴリアテを打ち倒した投石器。五つの石はダビデの寛容を表しており、攻撃は四度まで外されるが五度目の攻撃は必ず命中し、相手を倒す。

    アンロック条件:「???」をクリアすると開放
    ???

  15. [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Magecraft and Magi, p.136
    Q: Just what is Gazamy the Evil Spook thing that's been made out to be the top disaster in the Magic Association?

    Q: Just what is Gazamy the Evil Spook thing that's been made out to be the top disaster in the Magic Association?

    A: It's the name they call this magus that's locked in the bottom of the London Tower. Not that dangerous a person, but they say that no person has ever had a magic attribute as troublesome to magi as that. We'll eventually learn more of Gazamy probably.

    Q:魔術協会において、一番の厄ネタとされる悪霊ガザミィとは、どんな存在なのでしょうか?

    A:ロンドン塔に地下に幽閉されているひとりの魔術師の通称です。それほど危険な人物ではありませんが、魔術師たちにとってこれほど厄介な魔術特性を持った者はいない、とされています。
    そのうちスポットライトが当たるでしょう。

  16. [v] Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Assassin of “Black” [Servant], p.160-161 [T]

    Assassin of “Black” [Servant]
    One of the Servants of the Black camp… or so they should have been, but she deserted and took action independently. Their true name is Jack the Ripper. The serial killer from London who is the most famous of their kind in the entire world.
    Usually, serial killers fall into two general categories. The orderly type and the chaotic type; those who can commit murder while maintaining a certain amount of reason and order, and those who commit murder based on reasons that are completely illogical and no one besides themselves can understand. The first type is overwhelmingly harder to catch, since the second type does not even destroy the evidence of their crimes. And Jack the Ripper was the chaotic type.
    Even though much evidence was discovered, Jack the Ripper was never caught. It has been cited to have been due to the limits of scientific investigation at the time and due to the initial investigation getting a late start because the victims were only prostitutes.
    On the other hand, despite being a chaotic type serial killer, Jack the Ripper also displayed actions such as sending a letter to a newspaper and inciting a panic. Though there is a strong possibility that the letter was a fake, there was no evidence that could completely prove it was a forgery.
    The reason that Jack the Ripper is, in a certain sense, so universally extolled throughout the world is due to the overwhelming number of mysteries surrounding this serial killer. Therefore, when Jack the Ripper is summoned as a Servant, he or she can undergo various changes depending on the class or location he or she is summoned in. These changes continue to occur, except in the case where the “true Jack the Ripper” was fixed and settled by the Holy Grail.
    …The Jack the Ripper that was summoned this time is an amalgamation of the children who were aborted by the many prostitutes who lived in White Chapel, London. Having not even being allowed to be born, these boys and girls sought to return to their mothers’ wombs and repeatedly committed murder. To put it another way, this is the heretical Jack who was born from the “side of the victims”.
    However, even they themselves do not know for certain whether or not they were “Jack the Ripper”. After all, they are an amalgamation of evil spirits, so their memories are always vague and, even if they remember having killed prostitutes, it’s uncertain who exactly they killed. What they kill as Assassin is not a specific individual, but rather the society that killed them, and the strong emotions they carry cannot be understood by any other hero, making them beyond salvation.
    Perhaps due to their great fame, they stand out as an excellent Servant. Due to being a murderer, their efficiency as a “soul eater” is extremely high, and even with Rikudou Reika who was an ordinary person and virtually unable to provide any prana as a Master, they were able to continue maintaining their first-rate battle power by continuing to kill others for prana.
    On the other hand, their difficulty in being handled by their Master is the highest among the Servants of this Great Holy Grail War. In the first place, it is dubious whether they even understand the fundamental duty of a Servant to “obey their Master”. To them, the present world isn’t somewhere to return to, but rather nothing more than a strange and unknown place… In other words, they hold no lingering affections for the world of the living.
    Considering that, the compatibility between Jack and their former master Sagara Hyouma was pretty much the absolute worst possible—or rather, perhaps it is better to say that all magi have the worst compatibility with Jack. Rikudou Reika is the only Master that is compatible with the existence known as Jack.
    After being sublimated by Jeanne’s hands and having their binding as an amalgamation of evil spirits collapse, they will never be summoned again. Even if the conditions are exactly the same next time, a different “Jack the Ripper” will merely be summoned.

    “黒”のアサシン【サーヴァント】

  17. [v] Fate/EXTRA - Tamamo-no-Mae (Caster) Matrix [T]

    Class: Caster
    Master: Player
    True Name: Tamamo-no-Mae
    Noble Phantasm: The Eightfold Blessing of Amaterasu
    Keyword: Maleficum, Red Lily of the Killing Stone of Nasu
    Strength: -, Defense: -, Agility: -, Magic: -, Luck: -
    Area Creation: C, Maleficium: EX, Transformation: A

    Kewords

    01 - The Eightfold Blessing of Amaterasu
    A mirror wielded by Tamamo-no-Mae. It is one of the sacred treasures brought down from the Heavens by the god Takehinateru-no-Mikoto and was oringally kept in the great shrine in the Izumo Province. According to passages in the Chronicles of Japan, the mirror was later moved to a site in the Kawachi district as the behest of the Imperial Court.

    The mirror is also known as Yata-no-Kagami and is frequently used in rites honoring the sun goddess Amaterasu. In addition to its importance in ritual observances, it is also thought to possess the power to bring the dead back from the afterlife. However, since Caster's rebirth as a Servant, this power is no longer accessible.

    02 - Maleficum
    The Witchcraft that Caster uses is all physical phenomena performed with her own body. While common Magecraft are programs that "recompose what exists around," Witchcraft are programs that "recompose the raw materials in one's own body."

    According to Caster's own word:

    "This time there is only one due to the constrains of the Moon Cell, but originally I could produce a million troops from my multiple tails!"

    That is really suspicious though.

    03 - Red Lily of the Killing Stone of Nasu
    This skill involves the use of the infamous Killing Stone of Nasu. After her death, Tamamo-no-Mae's spirit began to haunt the area around this stone and also imbued it with a terrible curse that killed any creature that came near it.

    Originally located in the Nasu highlands of Tochigi Prefecture, the stone was shattered by a virtuous monk by the name of Gennou who then scattered the peces across three places in Japan.
    It is believed that the shards of the rock evolved into fox spirits known in Japanese as kitsune and inukami. The legends go on to say that these newly-born spirits were bound as familiars by wizards powerful enough to establish contracts with the divine.

    01 - 水天日光天照八野鎮石すいてんにっこうあまてらすやのしずいし
    玉藻の前が身につけている鏡。
    玉藻鎮石たまもしずいしと呼ばれる神宝の中の神宝を一時的に解放したもの。

    鎮石とは出雲に祀られていた、武日照命が天より持ち来たったという神宝である。
    日本書紀の記述によると、朝廷の要請によって出雲より持ち出され、のちに河内に祀られるようになった。

    おそらく後の八咫鏡やたのかがみであり、すなわち、天照大神の神体である。

    また、鎮石は物部の十種神宝とくさのかんだからの原型と考えられ、魂と生命力を活性化させる力を持つ。
    本来なら死者さえも甦らせる冥界の神宝だが、サーヴァント化している彼女では、そこまでの権限は持てないらしい。

    02 - 呪術
    キャスターの扱う呪術は、すべてキャスター自身の体を使って行われる物理現象である。
    通常の魔術は“そこにあるものを組み替える”プログラムだが、呪術は“自身の肉体を素材にして組み替える”プログラム。

    「今回はムーンセルからの制約で一つしかありませんが、本来なら多数の尾から百万の軍勢を生み出せるのです!」

    とはキャスター本人の弁。実に眉唾である。

    03 - 常世咲き裂く大殺界ヒガンバナセッショウセキ
    殺生石を用いたキャスターのスキル。
    玉藻の前が死後石に生じたものを“殺生石”と言い、これはたいへんな呪毒を帯びた石で、近づく人や獣を中毒死させた。

    本来は栃木の那須高原にあったが、後に玄翁和尚という高僧によって砕かれ、日本に三箇所ある高田という場所に飛散した。
    また、この際に飛散した残りはオサキ狐や犬神となり、各地の使役術師に使役される使い魔となったという。

    Skills

    Territory Creation [C]
    This skill allows one to create a reality tailored specifically to their skills as a magus.
    Unfortunately for Tamamo-no-Mae, her personality is ill-suited for the task of manipulating reality and she has great difficulty even creating a small-scale crafting studio for creating minor amulets and other types of low-level talismans.

    Maleficium [EX]
    The sacred rituals of the Dakini goddesses. The rituals confer the abilities to perform such actions as foretell the time and place of one's death and manipulate the hearts and minds of both men and women. Due to a number of very harsh lessons impressed upon her in the past, Tamano-no-Mae no longer make use of her still formidable skills in these areas.

    Transformation [A]
    This refers to the abilities of either changing ones appearance or borrowing the physical form of another. As a kitsune, or fox spirit, Tamano-no-Mae is able to alter her appearance and even species at will. However, due to a traumatizing event in a past incarnation that resulted in her death and temporary damnation, she rarely, if ever, uses this ability.

    陣地作成[C]
    魔術師として、自らに有利な陣地を作り上げる。
    が、どうも性格的に向いていないらしく、工房を作ることさえ難しい。

    呪術[EX]
    ダキニ天法。
    地位や財宝を得る法(男性用)、権力者の寵愛を得る法(女性用)といった、権力を得る秘術や死期を悟る法がある。
    しかし、過去さんざん懲りたのか、あまり使いたがらない。

    破壊工作[A]
    借体成形とも。
    玉藻の前と同一視される中国の千年狐狸精の使用した法。
    殷周革命(『封神演義』)期の妲己に憑依・返信した術だが、過去のトラウマからか、あまり使いたがらない。

    Details

    01 - Character Background
    In the final years of the Heian period, there was a beautiful courtesan in service to the Emperor Toba known as Tamamo-no-Mae. Born Misukume, she first entered the court as a servant at the age of 18, but quickly became a well-respected lady and a favorite of the emperor himself due to her incredible beauty and the depth of her intelligence.

    While the stories become somewhat murky on this point, the most widely excepted theory is that an itinerant fortune teller visiting Emperor Toba's court discovered Tamamo-no-Mae's true identity as a nine-tailed fox spirit. Tamamo-no-Mae was denounced as the cause of the emperor's lingering illness and was driven out of the palace and onto the plains of Nasu, where she was killed trying to defend herself against an army of 80,000 soldiers sent by the emperor. While no one knows exactly what happened to her afterwards, it is believed that she was transformed into the legendary killing stone.

    02 - "Dakini Deva"
    While Tamano-no-Mae is generally believed to be a nine-tailed fox spirit with many of the attributes associated with the tantric deities known as Dankini, she is frequently mistaken by many as one of the Inari or sometimes even a manifestation of Buddha.

    In the Fate/EXTRA universe, Tamamo-no-Mae is a soul that was created from the essence of the sun goddess Amaterasu, and as such is not merely a Earth spirit, but is actually a unique facet of the goddess from which she came. With this being said, it'd be a monumental mistake to classify her as one of the many human-spawned Legendary Souls.

    However, she was willingly embraced the role of a Legendary Soul so that she could, in her own words "become a good wife." By deliberately accepting the limits inherent in the role of Servant, many of her original powers have been sealed away.

    On a final note, as most deities are neither truly good nor evil, there are instances when Tamamo-no-Mae can be summoned as an evil spirit. Should this happen, she will transformed into a hideous monster capable of defeating a hundred heroes at once. In fact, when in this form, she is considered one of the Japan's Three Great Monsters.

    01 - 人物背景:
    平安時代末期、鳥羽上皇に仕えた絶世の美女。
    白面九尾の狐が化けた姿とも言われている。
    幼名は藻女みずくめ
    十八歳で宮中に仕え、のちに鳥羽上皇に仕える女官となり、玉藻の前たまものまえと名乗った。
    その美貌と博識から次第に鳥羽上皇に寵愛されたという。

    諸説様々だが、その後、鳥羽上皇は病に伏し、その原因を調べた陰陽師によって狐の正体を暴かれ、宮中から追い払われた。
    宮中から去った後は那須野で悪名を重ね、上皇からの命によって八万もの討伐軍を派遣されるもこれを撃退。
    二度目の戦いにおいて人間に敗北するも、その骸は毒を放つ石になったと言われている。

    02 - 『ダキニ天』
    元来、“玉藻の前”は巷間に九尾の狐といわれるが、厳密には野干(ジャッカル)であり、本来は「アマテラス(垂迹)=(本地)大日如来(法身)=(報身)ダキニ天」として崇拝された稲荷明神……宇迦之御霊神(うかのみたまのかみ)であると考えられる。
    ちなみに源平盛衰記には、平清盛がこのダキニ天の力を用いた修法によって権力を握った伝承もある。

    EXTRAにおける玉藻の前はアマテラスから分かれた御霊であり、その正体は九尾の狐ではなく神の表情の一つとして扱われている。

    また、彼女を英霊としてカテゴライズするのは大きな間違い。

    玉藻の前の“良妻になりたい”という願いを実現させる為に英霊になったため、本来のスペックを発揮できずにいる。
    悪霊、荒御魂として再現された場合、彼女は百の英雄すら返り討ちにする大化生へと変貌を遂げるだろう。
    日本三大化生の一人の名は伊達ではない。

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