Type Mercury (タイプ・マアキュリー, Taipu Maakyurī?), also known as ORT (オルト, Oruto?), is the Ultimate One of Mercury (水星のアルテミット・ワン, Suisei no Arutemitto Wan?).

Profile[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Type Mercury left Mercury and accidentally landed in South America five thousand years before the Common Era in preparation for the promised time (約束の時?) that occurs in Notes. The previous fifth Dead Apostle Ancestor sought to capture it at some point and was killed by it instead, and a number of agencies have tried dealing with it only to be annihilated. It was decided that it was to be named an Ancestor after it was discovered to have vampiric properties, taking the fifth spot of The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors. It has shown no current interest in damaging or invading the surrounding world, and it will not respond unless it is disturbed. It is theorized that it has closed itself off in its sanctuary until the promised time.[1] It currently resides in a South American village.[2]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

ORT's body

With a build similar to a spider's, it is an approximately forty-meter-tall being capable of shifting its form to something similar to a UFO. It is covered with an outer skin that is harder, more flexible, more temperature-resistant, and sharper than any other substance that exists on Earth.[1]

Role[edit | edit source]

Koha-Ace[edit | edit source]

Fate/Hollow Ataraxia[edit | edit source]

Angra Mainyu briefly mentions him and Primate Murder to Bazett Fraga McRemitz. Refering to him as "The Spider."

Other Appearances[edit | edit source]

Type Mercury was briefly mentioned in Fate/strange Fake, Jester Karture's original intention was to awaken Type Mercury from its slumber with the power of the Holy Grail. Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg was concerned about Type Mercury awakening as it was a century too early to face it.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Crystal Valley

ORT is one of the Aristoteles of Mercury, though Character Material suggests that it may not actually be the strongest being on Mercury by listing it as the Ultimate One of Mercury? (水星(?)のアルテミット・ワン?).

It is an attack-type life-form with offensive capabilities more powerful than any other being on Earth, allowing it to easily kill the previous fifth Dead Apostle Ancestor in seconds after being attacked, and its very existence is above that of a normal being. Its ability to slay humans is similar to Primate Murder in terms of speed, surpassing Angra Mainyu. Despite its strength, it is noted to not be the strongest of the Aristoteles who responded to the call of the Earth.

It can be said that it has no weaknesses while the battleground is Earth, though other Ultimate Ones have been stopped by methods above the existence of the common sense of the planet such as having concepts imposed on them or True Magic. It does not have Earth's concept of death, making it immune to abilities such as attacks from a user of the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, so it must be destroyed physically.[3]

It is able to partially simulate the creatures it preys upon, allowing it to potentially mimic human speech if it devours a human. It cannot actually learn the culture of Earth, so it would simply remain as an imitation unlike Type Venus. It has found that the creature with the "strongest flavor" is the previous fifth Ancestor.

ORT's very existence affects the reality surrounding it, similarly to a Reality Marble, but on a completely different level. Much like ORT, the ability is a phenomenon that exists beyond names, so Earth's magi call it Crystal Valley (水晶渓谷, Suishou keikoku?). It leaks an "alien system" that rewrites physical laws to passively transform the area around ORT into an alien crystalline substance, said to be beautiful, but horrendous and disturbing at the same time, that makes up the environment it lived in on Mercury. If humankind is considered that which destroys the planet, ORT can be considered an invader that paints the planet into an alien world. The ability is supposedly activated by ORT's movement, and the area around it has developed into a structure resembling a spider's web with crystal towers formed from trees.[1]

Development[edit | edit source]

Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]

PFALZ was responsible for the design for ORT.

ORT was developed with the concept of "hopeless despair" much like a hidden boss monster in a rpg that is more dangerous than the final boss. It would invoke someone to think "WTF man, did you losers bother to think about game balance omgwtflolz?" when it is the player's fault for fighting it. Due to it being unable to truly understand the concepts of Earth, "If you're searching for romance, it's your personal business."[1]

Reception[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
    [v] Character Material - ORT, p.070-071

    Introduction - ORT
    Details unknown. Apparently landed in South America before the Common Era. As an attack-type lifeform, boasts power on a level far beyond anything else. The former 5th Ancestor attempted to capture it and was killed in seconds. Afterwards, treated as an Ancestor when it was discovered to have vampiric like properties.
    Alien entity some 40 meters tall covered with outer skin that is harder, more flexible, more temperature resistant, and sharper than any other substance on the surface.
    Said that as long as the battleground is earth, it has no weakness.
    In addition to the ridiculously high attack parameters of the main body, it also possesses a special ability similar to Reality Marbles - Crystal Valley.

    Explanation - Crystal Valley
    Invasion by a horrifying but beautiful landscape.
    While some magi and the 27 Ancestors control internal worlds called "Reality Marbles", the one that ORT has is on a completely different level.
    ORT is a "visitor from another planet".
    By just him (?) being there, the Earth is changing to the environment he lived in. That is, the rewriting of physical laws, a leaking of his "alien order/system".
    If man is that which destroys the planet, then ORT is an invader that paints the earth world into an alien planet.
    Well, thankfully ORT's a good-for-nothing spider that doesn't intend to hurt the planet...but....well, it might just be because he's (?) not interested in invading
    But alas, of course nobody would understand the circumstances of ORTy, so bigshots from a lotta agencies try messing with (him) thinking that they'd better do something about Mr. Dangerous Lifeform as soon as possible......and end up getting annihilated instead.

    Explanation 02 - Memorandum
    Base concept being "hopeless despair". If this was an RPG, ORTy would be the hidden boss that's stronger than the last boss. "WTF man, did you losers bother to think about game balance omgwtflolz?" No, no, it's your fault for messing with him (?).
    ORT just can't learn the culture of earth, but it's thought that he(?) has the ability to partially simulate the creatures he preys on. But since this is just a simulation, even if he (?) said something humanish, that'd just be a repeat of something else. If you're searching for romance, it's your personal business.
    Oh, and ORT thinks that the Earth life form that had the strongest flavor to it (in an ORTish sort of way) was the former 5th Apostle.
    Just movement by ORT will cause the trees around him to crystallize, forming a crystal valley (spider web).
    (Design details)

    Source: ???
    Ultimate One of Mercury(?).
    One of the pals of the Ultimate Ones appearing in Notes...but is more like one of those clumsy girls you see on anime in that it landed on Earth just one step earlier (around 5000 years) by accident. It's thought that he's closed himself off in his Crystal Valley until the promised time.
    ...Actually, might not really be the strongest life form that received Earth's SOS sign.
    Can't be killed by Eyes of Instant Death. Doesn't have the concept of death so you'll have to destroy it physically.

    Introduction - オルト
    詳細不明。西暦より以前に南米に落ちた突然変異種、らしい。
    攻性生物として次元違いの能力を誇る。無謀にも前五位の祖が捕獲を試み、秒殺された。
    その後、吸血種としての能力があると判明しそのまま祖として扱われている。タイプ・マアキュリー。
    全長40メートルほどの宇宙生物。
    この地上のいかなる材質より硬く、柔らかで、気温差に耐え、鋭い、というトンデモ外皮で覆われている。
    地球で戦う限り弱点はない、とされる。
    本体のデタラメな攻撃数値の他に、固有結界に似た特殊能力・水晶渓谷を持つ。

    Explanation - 水晶渓谷
    それはおぞましくも美しい、異星風景の侵略。
    一部の魔術師や二十七祖が『固有結界』と呼ばれる心象風景を操るが、ORTの持つソレはレベルが違う。
    ORTは『異星からの来訪者』だ。
    彼(?)が居るだけで地球は彼の住んでいた環境に変化していく。ようするに物理法則の改竄、“異界秩序”のだだ漏れなのである。
    人間が地球を滅ぼす種なら、ORTは文字通り地球を異星に塗り替える”侵略者”なのだ。
    まあ、幸いORTはぐうたら蜘蛛さんなので、地球を傷つける気はないようだが。……や、侵略行為に興味がないのかもしれない。
    タイムスケジュールを間違えてやってきてしまった彼(?)は、約束の時まで水晶渓谷に閉じこもっていると思われる。
    しかしそんなORTの事情は人間には分かる筈もなく、いろんな機関の人間はこんな危険生物は一刻も早くどうにかしないと、とちょっかいを出しては返り討ちになるのであった。

    Explanation 02 - 覚書
    基本コンセプトは“どうしようもない絶望”。
    RPGで言うならラスボスより強い隠しボス。何これゲームバランス考えてないでしょ、いえいえそんなのに手を出した貴方が悪いのです。
    ORTはどうあっても地球の文化を学習できないが、捕食した生物を一部擬態する能力はあると思われる。
    (擬態なので仮に“人間らしい物言い”をしたところでリピート行為にすぎない。そこにロマンを求めるのは個人の勝手だが、さて)
    ちなみにORT的に今まで一番味の濃かった地球の生物が前五位の二十七祖。
    余談ですがORTが移動するだけで木々は結晶化し、クリスタルの渓谷になる……という初期ヴィジュアルイメージだったのだが、PFALZ氏の“蜘蛛の巣にみたてた水晶渓谷”のアイデアが素晴らしく、そちらを採用させていただいた。
    余談だが、PFALZ氏にお願いしたデザインの数々はこの本に載せられていた情報を元に、氏が面白おかしく編み上げてくれたもの。か、敵わねぇー!まさに未確認飛行物体。まさに最強の攻性生物。まさに別次元の素敵デザイン。つーかこんなのアルクでも勝てないよ!だ、誰かウルトラ◯ン連れてきてー!

    出典/???
    水星(?)のアルテミット・ワン。
    SF短編『notes.』で登場するアルテミット・ワンたちのお仲間……なのだが、何を間違ったか一足先(五千年ぐらい)に地球に到着してしまったドジッ子。
    ……実は、地球が発信したSOSサインを受け取る最強種ではなかったりする。
    ちなみに直死の魔眼ではコイツは殺せません。 死の概念がないので物理的に破壊するしかないのである。

  2. Kagetsu Tohya - 27 Dead Apostle Ancestors Series, 5/ORT

    ORT. Lives in a South American village.
    Has a form similar to a spider.

  3. [v] Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Miscellaneous, p.136

    Q: Who would be stronger if Servants fought the 27 Ancestors?

    Q: Who would be stronger if Servants fought the 27 Ancestors? Servant's also have superhuman battle ability, but the 27 Ancestors are also superhuman monsters.... I got the impression that ORT, Primate Murder, Altrouge Brunestud, and so on were obviously stronger than Servants.

    A: All I can is they're both powerful.... They're both beings that live in mystery, so the only thing that can be said is that it all depends on the situation the moment it comes done to ""having the means of killing the other guy somehow". Among those, Earth rules won't even apply to ORT in the first place and Primate Murder has the super advantage against primates so they're in a league of their own, I suppose. Speaking of which, for one Primate Murder, seven Guardians would be the appropriate amount.

    Q:サーヴァントと”吸血鬼の二十七祖”が戦った場合、どちらのほうが強いでしょうか?サーヴァントも人外の戦闘能力を持っていますが、二十七祖も人間離れした怪物ですし......。特にORTやプライミッツマーダー、アルトルージュ・ブリュンスタッドなどは、あからさまにサーヴァントよち強いような印象を受けました。

    A:どっちもどっち、としか・・・・・・。どちらも神秘に生きるものたちなので、"なんとかして殺す手段がある"時点で状況次第としか言えません。そんななか、 ORTはそもそも地球上でのルールが成立しないし、プライミッツマーダーは霊長に対して超有利なので別格でしょうか。ちなみに、プライミッツマーダー1匹に対して守護者七騎であたるのが妥当なところです。

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