You fought. On and on you fought; wreathed in madness in penance and solace for your sins, you fought. Seeking retribution for your sins, you fought. Though blinded by insanity, your body could not forget the lessons forged upon it by the field of battle; the skills that labeled you the 'Perfect Knight'. 'Perfect Knight'; hah! How could you claim such a title, when it was you who brought your king's reign to ruin? When it was your infidelity that brought forth rebellion from the masses? What makes it worse was that your beloved king never punished you; not once did she ever blame you for your crimes, only taking on the burden herself. Always blaming herself for the sins you committed, for the sorrow you felt. It was this that drove you to madness; the inability to atone for your crimes, because your king would not punish you for them. How can one atone for their sins when their sins are not recognized? The only solace was madness, so you dove into madness to escape the guilt; til the very end of your days. Then, you were summoned; to fight in the Holy Grail War, against other heroes of lore. The prize; a single wish. A chance to receive atonement and proper retribution for what you've done. Still insane as penance, you fought to claim this prize. Only to find that you didn't need it; for your king was called forth to battle as well. Now, you can fight her; and receive the proper judgement for your sins. Your helm shattered, just as your sword came forth from it's sheath. Through the haze of rage, you can see your liege realize who you were. The moment she did, her will faltered; and you struck back. Blow after blow came, and your king; weakened by both your blade and her will, could not hold you back. She begged you to stop, before her will shattered along with her conviction in her ideals. She dropped to her knees, unable to fight on in both body and mind; just as you were about to bring the final blow. But it never came; the connection keeping you in this world broke, it's power having finally run it's course. You could not strike, and the radiant blade of your king has run you through. And like that, the haze of madness is lifted; so you may speak to your liege one final time, and tell her the true source of your madness. You dissolving body upon her lap and bosom; you tell her of the source of your sorrow and madness, of how you sought recompense for the crime you had committed so that you may atone and find redemption. Of how now, in the end you could die as a loyal knight, in the king's arms. And finally, before you faded away forevermore, you told her this: You were the greatest amongst the kings. All who served you... believed thus." And with that, did Lancelot du Lac; Servant Berserker of the Fourth Holy Grail War, die. But the Grail had been tainted, and shattered by the light of Excalibur; an aberration and scenario not accounted for in the ritual. Because of this, the souls held within the Lesser Grail didn't return to the Throne of Heroes. Instead they were cast through the Root and sent through the wheel of reincarnation, to be reborn once again. But again, things went wrong; for their souls were not purged of their history to be made anew, the souls of Heroic Spirits too potent, too powerful to be wiped clean. Nor did they go back to the world they were from, being cast further into the infinite refraction of the Kaleidoscope. Instead these heroes would now be reborn once again; the memories of their past life lurking beneath the outer shell of their present one.... A child is born; male, Japanese, and with an aura of...greatness upon him. The infant couldn't make out the faces of his parents nor the doctor, and as he was held by his mother he heard his name for the first time: "Ichika. Ichika Orimura." And so, Ichika Orimura; once Lancelot du Lac, was born unto the world. With a second chance at life, and a second chance to be a hero once again... Choose when to start: [X] First meeting Houki [X] Kidnapping incident [X] Right at IS Academy [X] Other: (Write-in) Author's Notes: Decided to start up another quest; a reincarnation one this time. And if anyone thinks this is going to be your bog standard Reincarnation Quest; think again bitches. Look at my Tandem the Spoony quest, and you'll see what I mean.