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How I Saved History (Fate/Grand Order SI)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Charles Flynn, Apr 22, 2020.

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  1. Silver W. King

    Silver W. King King of Adventures

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    Welp, you just gave the pharaoh of self-esteem issues the biggest compliment she has probably ever heard. I hope you're ready.
     
  2. Limbo

    Limbo Doing things the Drukhari way since 1999

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    Charles Flynn, accidental ladies man.
     
  3. Illariai

    Illariai Know what you're doing yet?

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    He forgot to turn his swag off before passing out, totally gonna end up covered in bitches.

    Because you can't say that he had his swag on full blast right there.
     
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  4. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    He wasn't ready for Nero, so he may not be ready for this.

    At least I hope he isn't, since I would find that funny.

    Yeah, first Nero and now Nitocris.

    Oh and can't forget that really... sexually charged moment between him Boudica when he explained Nero's downfall.

    Now I really wanna see him covered in actual bitches, by which I mean female dogs.
     
  5. Anjels

    Anjels Making the rounds.

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    Anticipating his meeting with the King of Kings and the wise King of Uruk.
    It will be glorious.
     
  6. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    His powers of bullshitting shall be put to their greatest test trying to maneuver against the egos of those two.
     
  7. Anjels

    Anjels Making the rounds.

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    Certainly but don't forget, Caster Girl can see through him with his clairvoyance, Flynn has to train a lot to be able to develop the Ex level of this skill.

    At that moment it is classified as a B +
     
  8. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Oh don't worry, I don't think it's going to take him much time to reach EX levels of power with his skill.
     
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  9. Anjels

    Anjels Making the rounds.

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    Do you think he can make Goetia give up human incineration using this skill?
     
  10. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Does Lucius the Eternal enjoy cyber dong?

    Most likely I suspect.
     
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  11. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Hey quick question, but how does Vlad feel about Medea after that whole 'she psychologically mutilated Jason' thing?

    My bet is that he may try to woo her, so Cu and Medusa may not be the only Servants that entered into a relationship.

    I can just imagine her gushing to Charlie about her new boyfriend and Vlad asking Charlie for advice because he's so close to her. x3
     
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  12. Delta Green

    Delta Green Know what you're doing yet?

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    As I remember, those are actually the proper addresses to the Pharaoh. The first part, at least.

    The second sentence is pure flattery.

    Also, Georgios is becoming more and more the Emperor by sheer necessity. Because if he's not handling this shit as the Master of Mankind, Flynn is going to get everyone killed.
     
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  13. Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    No, because he wouldn't court a woman that doesn't share his faith.
     
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  14. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Really hoped that his love for carnage and bloodshed, which Medea has proven herself to be a master at, would have overcome his prejudices.

    Looks like love doesn't conquer all.

    EDIT: Medea may not have the best relationship with her gods, given the whole mind control thing in the Nasu verse, so it isn't exactly difficult to imagine that she can convert.
     
  15. Threadmarks: Chapter 126
    Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    I come to on a hard bed.

    Oh, God, it feels like my face is on fire! What the Hell happened?

    "Flynn? You're awake!" Galahad says from the chair by my bedside. "Thank God, we were worried for a bit."

    "Awww... you do care," I snark on reflex, before wincing. Damn sunburn.

    "Of course I do, idiot. If you die, we lose the whole damn war."

    I look around. Sandstone walls. The construction looks... Egyptian. "Where are we?"

    "Nitocris took us to the palace of the pharaoh she serves," Galahad explains, offering me a waterskin, which I eagerly accept. "He permitted us to stay while you recovered from your maladies."

    "How long was I out of it?" I ask.

    "Over a day. You nearly died, Flynn."

    "Ah. We should get going, then. No time to waste, and all."

    "Not until we're sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that you're better," Galahad snaps, looking irked.

    "No weaseling out of this one, Charlie," Cu says, de-astralizing besides Galahad. "You survived Servants and Solomon. Like Hell we're going to let you die of something as lame as heatstroke."

    "Indeed," Georgios chimes in, also de-astralizing. "We aren't leaving until we're entirely sure you've recovered."

    "Fine," I mutter, noticing that it's actually remarkably cool on the slab I'm lying on. "Did you manage to learn anything from our hosts?"

    "Our host calls himself Ozymandias, King of Kings, and told us a bit about this Singularities' history," Galahad reports. "Apparently, the enemies empowered by Solomon were the Crusaders. They summoned Ozymandias through their Grail, which he has at the moment, and he immediately rebelled against them. Then some sort of Lion King came along, killed the Crusaders, and razed Jerusalem in order to found what he calls the 'Holy City' on the same spot."

    "WHAT?" I yelp. "They... they..."

    "Destroyed Jerusalem, yes."

    "THAT MOTHERFUCKER!" I scream. "That was a World Heritage Site!"

    "It also had people in it, you know," Georgios points out.

    "The City of David and birthplace of Our Lord and Savior just got nuked by some asshole furry who then proceeded to set up a cheap knockoff on the still-cooling ashes," I snap. "Don't tell me you're not as pissed about this as I am."

    "You know, when you put it that way, I am considerably more furious," Georgios observes. "Funny how that works out."

    "He didn't actually tell us much more than that," Galahad says, hastily trying to redirect our righteous fury back to the topic at hand. "Apparently he, the Old Men Of The Mountain, and the Lion King have been in a three-way stalemate ever since."

    "We're going to Jerusalem," I say, in a tone that brooks no argument.

    "It's 'the Holy City' now, actually," Cu corrects.

    "I don't care what the fucking furry calls his new tourist trap, we're going to Jerusalem," I snap. "Then, once we get there, we are going to get the lay of the land, and then we are going to kill the Lion King. Preferably by giving Vlad carte blanche."

    "Yeah, once you've rested," Galahad objects, to which I turn my glare on him.

    "Cu, the reason my bed feels as though it's being air-conditioned comes down to you have carved some runes into it, correct?"

    "Yes." Cu admits, looking like he already knows where this is going.

    "Then you carry me on a rune-carved litter if you have to, but we are going to Jerusalem."

    "Da Vinci actually made a dune buggy, but we still shouldn't head out so quickly!" Galahad objects. "Trust me, I'm just as unhappy about the desecration as you are, but we shouldn't rush into things."

    "I'm not rushing, I'm being efficient. I can continue to convalesce in a cool environment while we travel. Will we be granted supplies by the Pharaoh's benevolence, or will we have to forage for ourselves?"

    "He is sending us off with supplies, actually," Georgios comments, his face a battlefield between caution and righteous fury.

    "Excellent. Cursed Arm?"

    "Yes, my Master?" the skull-masked Assassin asks as he de-astralizes on the ceiling.

    "Spread the word to the other Servants. Georgios, deliver my thanks to our hosts. Tell them that I am grateful beyond words for their hospitality, and the indescribable boon that is their divine existence, but while I cannot stand on my own two feet to say my farewells in person, I also can't delay in my mission, and so, must leave posthaste."

    "It will be done with utmost courtesy."

    "I know it will. Galahad, help me over to Da Vinci's dune buggy. Cu, set up more runic cooling."

    They nod in agreement.

    "Alright, people, let's get going."

    ---​

    Da Vinci's dune buggy does another aerial jump, and I try my best not to black out from the pain as the lashings securing me to my cooling bed dig into my sunburnt skin.

    "For the love of God, Da Vinci, we have an injured man in the buggy!" Georgios snaps. "Drive more carefully!"

    "He said all due haste, I'm driving with all due haste," she snaps back, before the entire buggy shudders with a worrying jolt.

    "What was that?" Galahad asks.

    "Ran over another of those starfish creatures, it's no big deal," Da Vinci says confidently.

    "Okay, that's it!" Georgios says, getting up from where he was sat besides me. "I'm taking over as driver!"

    "But-"

    "No buts! You're too reckless to be trusted behind the wheel!" He punctuates that declaration with a stern glare, which makes Da Vinci practically wilt.

    ---​

    Georgios' driving, while less speedy than Da Vinci's, does have the advantage of not making you wonder if you're about to die horribly every five minutes. We do have to fight off more monsters when we're going more slowly, but I'd say the trade-off is worth it.

    Finally, however, we reach the desert's edge, and come out onto a scarred, rocky plain.

    "It's not green," I note worriedly, staring out at the scorched and cratered land. "The land around Jerusalem is fertile, and full of greenery. That's why they called it the Promised Land. It... it shouldn't be like this."

    "We'll find out why it's like this," Georgios assures me from the driver's seat. "And then we'll fix it. That's what we do, after all."

    Roman's hologram flickers to life. "Fine, I'll try it again, but I don't think-" He blinks as he looks at us. "It worked! Thank God you guys are okay!"

    "Oh!" I tilt my head. "We lost contact with Chaldea?"

    "Y-You didn't notice?" Roman asks, looking a tad hurt. "We were afraid that you'd died!"

    "Well, it's not like we actually contact you all that often," I point out sheepishly. "Mostly because the whole 'hologram' thing would probably spook the locals." And because I don't want a backseat Master constantly peering over my shoulder, but I'm diplomatic enough to not say that one aloud.

    "But, still, we have a lot of sensors, and intelligence on mythology and history on hand!" Roman protests. "We could be incredibly useful!"

    "You are, it's just that I can't constantly consult with you," I point out. "But, all the same, it's good to have you back with us."

    "Yeah. So, what happened?"

    We tell him what happened, with Galahad doing the lion's share of the reporting.

    "So, Ramses the Second," Roman says.

    "I mean, it could be a lot of Pharaohs, actually. I'm presuming that they tended to recycle titles."

    "True, but Ramses is the only one I can think of who would exclusively use that title and also qualify for the Throne of Heroes," Roman says. "So, what did he tell you about the Singularity?"

    "There are three factions: Him, the Hassans, and the Lion King, who killed the Crusaders and destroyed Jerusalem."

    "He DID WHAT?" Roman yelps, looking like someone just killed his dog.

    "He destroyed Jerusalem. One of the holiest cities on Earth for just about every Abrahamic faith. And then he had the gall to build his so-called 'Holy City' on top of the ashes."

    "But… but... did he have no appreciation for the labors of those that built it?" Roman looks shell-shocked. "The ones that spent their entire lives making sure that the whole affair was conducted properly, and building the Great Temple?"

    "Great Temple was already gone, actually. The Romans destroyed and looted it."

    "Oh, right. Fuck the Romans."

    "HEY!" Romulus snaps from out of the hologram's display range.

    "No offense, Romulus," Roman says quickly.

    "Some taken."

    "So, anyways," Roman says, turning back towards me. "You're going to give them hell, right?"

    "Of course."

    "All I needed to hear. Chaldea out."

    And so, we hurtle onwards, towards the ashes of Jerusalem.
     
  16. Luciel Ars

    Luciel Ars Know what you're doing yet?

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    Roman has his priorities straight.
     
  17. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    More like razed his home.
     
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  18. Reality_Impact

    Reality_Impact Abyssal Lurker

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    Minor error in the previous chapter.

    As long as it doesn't concern false idols, he always does
     
  19. Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    Typo fixed. Thanks for pointing it out for me.
     
  20. ARSLOTHES

    ARSLOTHES Not too sore, are you?

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    I can't wait for Lost Belt Da Vinci to be like "I'm superior since I can drive now" or "you can't stop me from driving now bitches"
     
  21. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Well that and custody battles.

    Those pagan idols technically may have existed, so they're not exactly false.
     
  22. caprica12

    caprica12 Getting out there.

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    LET ROMAN SAY FUCK, ROMULUS.
     
  23. Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    True, but allowing them to be erected is a violation of the "No gods before me" clause.
     
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    FourthPear Frequent Flier.

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    Holy shit, is Magical Mari a pun on ‘false idols’? How did I not realize this!?
     
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  25. Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    Okay... now that you point it out, I kind of see it too. That's fucking hilarious.
     
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  26. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    But it was a great show of religious tolerance and acceptance of his lovers belief systems.

    That's not exactly something you see all that often, especially in ancient Abrahamic societies.

    Solomon really has an odd relationship with demonic entities.
     
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    Reality_Impact Abyssal Lurker

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    Someone on a different fgo thread pointed out that:
    1) Solomon is weak against false idols
    2) Merlin loves trolling Solomon
    3) Magi*Mari is technically a false idol
     
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  28. Delta Green

    Delta Green Know what you're doing yet?

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    *Georgios = Emperor of Mankind INTENSIFIES*

    I expect him to actually go "Fuck that shit" and flatly no-sell an "unblockable" attack or defense any day now.

    Also, I can't wait for Flynn to meet with Grandfather/First Hassan.

    Also, Romulus must be starting to think "Unlock Grand Lancer or not?"
     
  29. Bear_Mint

    Bear_Mint Came for the lewds. Stayed for the Lewds.

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    The merry band of problem solvers heads to the 'holy city', tis a silly place.
     
  30. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Now all they have to do is meet God, who I hope is more like his Monty Python version, since the biblical god is, well, a massive asshole.



    At least this one doesn't seem to like seeing every single mortal grovel before him.

    Also I know we'll probably see Merlin only when the Babylon Singularity happens, but I can't help but hope to see him in this Singularity, maybe in a disguise.



    Really hope when we actually get to Merlin he takes on a Tim the Enchanter look, at least for a while, to mess with Charlie.

    He has been communicating with Roman for some time and can see the outside world through his prison, so it isn't outside of the realm of possibility that he is aware of Monty Python.

    And just imagine if Charlie figures out what Fou really is.

    This scene is going to become so relevant if he does.

     
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