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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. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    If he didn't see who caused the incineration then he may not have known about the infiltrators Chaldea had, and probably joined the organization to stop what he saw, but he didn't know who started it.
     
  2. Me. Joka-r

    Me. Joka-r Making the rounds.

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    1. Having 'superior' technology don't mean thr best or appropriate for that task. Superior means better, that could mean they might be ahead of the curve in tech area but if technology doesn't exist or isn't advanced enough it couldn't have found out lev, who was an demon and had been living stealthy in magic crests of families older than a thousand years.

    2. You are assuming that they might have done that, Chaldea have to eat food too but they didn't show that too doesn't mean that they didn't do it.

    4. Roman incarnated, his wish was to live a 'normal life'. So the holy grail made him Normal and he let it, causing him to gain emotion he didn't have as Solomon but losing powers too, he didn't step down as grand caster rather he earased himself from existence. He was a just a copy (servant form) of the Solomon in the throne who was incarnated.
     
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  3. HelloThereItsMeGeralt

    HelloThereItsMeGeralt Getting sticky.

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    Since we are discussing the games and all, why is that there are no supplies run in FGO part 1 and 1.5? The only notable mention of supplies is done in Paul Bunyan event, and even then only for Paul Bunyan, because she was a giant so she was hungry.

    I am playing the Lostbelts, and the game has suddenly become so much realistic.
     
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  4. onii-sama

    onii-sama Know what you're doing yet?

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    Early installment weirdness, is all I can say. It's not focused on at all, not even the fact that their base is partly rubble for a while.
     
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  5. Silver W. King

    Silver W. King King of Adventures

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    I think they do some supply runs in Servant Interludes, but I'm not sure, so don't quote me on that.
     
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  6. HelloThereItsMeGeralt

    HelloThereItsMeGeralt Getting sticky.

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    onii-sama and Silver W. King I think they made it off-screen and off-topic to prevent turning off players, even though it destroys the story sense.
     
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  7. Threadmarks: Chapter 152
    Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    Medea swears like a sailor, clutching the shattered stump of her arm, as the now-Broken Rule Breaker detonates, its task completed.

    And as I stare down at the now-inert clay that used to be Kingu, I find myself feeling… numb.

    So. This is what being the worst person to ever live feels like.

    “Alright,” Galahad says, looking cautiously at the lumpy gray remains of the man who I just gaslighted into believing he was my friend so I could stab him in the back. “Is he dead? Because, speaking as the guy who was blocking his Noble Phantasm and those goddamn daggers while you were all doing that play-within-a-play of yours, I really hope he’s dead.”

    “I’m not really qualified to tell you that,” I say, my face a cheerful mask. “Medea?”

    “FUCK YOU! I JUST LOST A HAND FOR YOU!”

    “Oh, don’t be overdramatic, you’re a Servant and one of the greatest spellcasters to ever live. You’ll have grown it back by tomorrow.”

    She sighs, still glaring at me. “Fine. He’s dead. His body was essentially one of the gods of Mesopotamia’s Noble Phantasms. He’s more or less an artificial life form, powered by god-tier magecraft. Normally, Rule Breaker would be incapable of disrupting that, but making it into a Broken Phantasm succeeded in destroying the underlying architecture of his body beyond repair. So, congratulations, he’s dead. And all it cost us was my hand and Noble Phantasm.”

    “I think we summoned Rule Breaker once or twice. We can just grab a replacement from on of the junk closets.”

    She looks at me incredulously. “What?”

    “The FATE system summons Noble Phantasms or parts of heroes’ legends far more often than it summons the heroes themselves. We actually have two separate copies of Excalibur in Chaldea. Roman uses one of them as a paperweight.”

    “You… used the Sword of Promised Victory… as a paperweight,” Galahad says, looking at me incredulously.

    “Roman did. Not like we could have actually used it for anything without its proper owner on hand, after all.”

    “Splendid!” Shakespeare calls out, making his presence known once more. “Shall we return to our base, so that we may sup together once more?”

    “Yeah, sure.” I stare at the remains of Kingu one last time. “Just to be safe, we’re going to take some precautions.”

    ---

    We bury Kingu in five pieces, each one miles apart and at random depths. Galahad secures the Grail, and then we feast to our victory.

    It’s a somber affair. None of us really feel like celebrating our defeat of Tiamat’s eldest son. We all know the truth, after all: We didn’t win because we were stronger, or because we were better than him. We didn’t win through kindness, or love, or friendship. We won because we were better monsters. No more, and no less.

    About halfway through, though, somebody knocks on the door.

    Odysseus, still our host, rises, and goes to get it. “That’s probably our guests.”

    “Guests?” I ask, latching onto the words after a moment of silence. “I wasn’t aware…”

    The door swings wide, and Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, enters.

    “…of… any…” FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK.

    He’s not alone, either. The servant we identified as Perseus is with him. As are two more. An old man I don’t recognize, and a man in white robes, holding a wizard’s staff.

    “Ah. Welcome to my humble abode, Master,” Odysseus, that backstabbing genius weasel of a man, says, still smiling affably. “I was just wondering when you’d show up.”

    Oh, God, what the Hell was I thinking? Why did I think that sticking around Gilgamesh’s Servant, who presumably has a mental link with him could ever be a good idea?

    “A pleasure to visit, Odysseus,” Gilgamesh says. “I see that the Master of Chaldea and the goddess Ishtar are here.”

    Is Gilgamesh being polite? I stare at him blankly as he takes a seat between an amused Cu and a spluttering Ishtar.

    Okay, odds of this being an imposter… rising.

    “Pass me the bread tray,” he commands, and I give it to him before I realize what I’m doing.

    No, seriously, what is happening right now?

    I notice with a start that Odysseus is resting his curved bow against his knee. And then I remember exactly what his Noble Phantasm can do.

    Right, no breaking the laws of hospitality. I can do that.

    It’s almost sad to say that the God-King of Uruk, who I told to go fuck himself not-even a week ago, crashing the party actually livens things up. Before, it was a thing of avoided eye contact, limited conversation, and crippling guilt. Now, however, the guilt has been supplanted by a growing sense of panic.

    “What the HELL ARE YOU DOING HERE?” Ishtar finally snaps, her face flushed as she points an accusing finger at Gilgamesh.

    He pauses mid-bite. “Eating.”

    “No, I meant here! These ones are mine, Gilgamesh! No poaching them!”

    “I also brought this.” He offhandedly hands her a clay tablet.

    “Yeah, do you really think that- TEN PERCENT?”

    “Oh? Well if that’s too little, I suppose I could bump it up to fifteen.”

    “F-F-F-Fifteen?” she repeats faintly, looking overwhelmed.

    “All right, twenty. You drive a hard bargain, but I’ll go no further.”

    Ishtar faints on the spot.

    “Hm. As expected from so useless a goddess.” Then, he tents his fingers, and looks at me. “So, then, Master of Chaldea. I have something I’ve been meaning to say to you.”

    Welp. This how I die. I look him in the eye, doing my best to stiffen my back, as, around the table, my Servants prepare to leap into battle. Against Gilgamesh alone, we might scrape out a win. But Gilgamesh with backup, and a bribed Ishtar? We’re dead.

    “I’m sorry.”

    “What.” I look around, and I’m not the only one who’s trying to pick their jaw up off the floor. Even Odysseus looks surprised. But the Servants he brought with him aren’t shocked. The wizard in white is actually holding in laughter. Something to think about.

    “I am sorry, mongrel. Do not force me to repeat myself.” He takes a deep breath, and then continues. “I wish to offer my apologies for misjudging your worth and insulting your prowess as warriors. It was… uncalled for, and not my intent.” He takes another deep breath, and then proceeds, his hands clenched tight around the silverware. “You have indeed proven your mettle, and I need your… I need your…” He grits his teeth, and then powers through. “I need your help to save Uruk.”

    I look him in the eye, and I realize that he hates me. I’m not sure on the why of it, but, then, even I hate me, so I suppose he might not even need a reason. I am a very hateable person. But even so, he’s swallowing his hatred, and his pride… for Uruk. Because no matter how much he hates the measures he must take, he will save his home.

    I swallow nervously, staring at the King who just proved himself to be ten times the man I’ll ever be. What can I say to that except…

    “I would be glad to lend you my assistance, your majesty.”

    “Very well. Will you return to Uruk with me?” he asks.

    “Yes. We also have some fairly vital information to share with you.” I hesitate, remembering just where we got said information.

    “From your interrogation of Kingu,” Gilgamesh says, giving me a measured glare. “Do not attempt to lie to me. Odysseus already told me.”

    “I see.” And I do. He doesn’t just hate me. He… respects me? I have no idea why, but it’s in there. And all I had to do was permanently destroy the last remnant of his best friend.

    Jesus, my life is fucked up.

    I realize then that Ishtar woke up sometime during Gilgamesh’s… display of humility, because she’s staring at him in gape mouthed confusion.

    “Your table manners are atrocious,” Gilgamesh notes, helping himself to some of the stew.

    “WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO THE REAL GILGAMESH?” Ishtar finally snaps, pointing a glowing finger at him.

    “I grew up, Ishtar. I understand that you might be unfamiliar with the concept, but you really should try it one of these days.”

    And then the King of Uruk grabs some of the brisket, while his city's patron goddess gapes at him in impotent fury.
     
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  8. Luciel Ars

    Luciel Ars Know what you're doing yet?

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    What happened to Gilgamesh?
    Who is that imposter? Is this a body double?

    Edit: The latest chapter was one hell of a whiplash.
    lol!
     
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  9. Narmish

    Narmish Getting sticky.

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    Cas-Gil is indeed best Gil. Also poor Medea, she didn’t know they had Rule Breaker, the epitome of her life, lying in some closet.
     
  10. onii-sama

    onii-sama Know what you're doing yet?

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    Well, it's hard not to swallow his pride and ask for help when the guy he couldn't be bothered to be truthful with the first time, went straight to mind whammy and knife bombing the corpse of his best friend and primary enemy back into dirt.

    Kudos though. That was a lot of fun, for how short it was. And also, Medea!!!!! At it again with playing the magical dive bomber-chan. She really deserves to main an event... and a Medea-centric CE. And lots of vanilla lewds.
     
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  11. Potates

    Potates Are ya ready kids?!

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    Flynn: Able to manipulate and/or bullshit heroes who should know better into dancing to his tune.
    Also Flynn: Doesn't mention to his own servants he has copies of their noble phantasms.

    Either that is a some grade A incompetence or malice. I'm not sure which.
     
  12. Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    He thought she already knew. I mean, it's not like Roman was subtle about using Excalibur as a paperweight. They even staged a production of the play Camelot using the actual Excalibur as a prop at one point.
     
  13. Potates

    Potates Are ya ready kids?!

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    Who the hell goes into Roman's office? It probably smells. For the latter, was that ever shown in story? I don't remember it and a quick breeze through the thread didn't show it.
     
  14. Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    It happened offscreen. Flynn isn't omniscient, and he doesn't relate everything.

    Not to mention, he's not exactly the most social person. He just filed the play under "typical Chaldean weirdness" and didn't go.
     
  15. Potates

    Potates Are ya ready kids?!

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    Aw. I wanted to see it. If only see Galahad fuming helplessly inside Mash as Shakespeare makes creative changes.
     
  16. ArKFallen

    ArKFallen _____

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    C147+Interlude Gil: Chaldea is a bit more fragile than I expected. Very Well! Servants go forth and nudge Chaldea into saving Uruk and all My Subjects(Humanity et all)! Without Us (and us them but my pride precludes that possibility) they are doomed.

    C152 Gil: ... They didn't need me? They have what they needed, Kingu ( what was left of my friend :() is Dead, and Uruk Needs their help. ....I could have done Better couldn't I have? Is This how Other people feel? ....I ... I can do Better?! How very strange....
     
  17. Tobi

    Tobi Versed in the lewd.

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    This is why Caster Gilgamesh is the best version, he can actually admit he fucked up. I’ve been waiting for this chapter and it was worth the wait.
     
  18. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    So let's recap what happened here.

    Medea insulted Charlie.

    Charlie felt like a piece of shit.

    We found out that the staff at Chaldea is okay with using objects with godlike power as ordinary objects, giving Gilgamesh a run for his money when it comes to using NB's as luxury goods, like his beer cup.

    We also saw a humble Gil.

    All in all a very interesting chapter.

    Glad you're back, was almost worried you dropped this story.
     
  19. Silver W. King

    Silver W. King King of Adventures

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    This whole thing. :D Just...this whole thing is worth the chapter on it's own. I have to say, watching Charlie being friendly with the "evil" themed Servants is just heartwarming.

    And then you go and top it off even further! XD

    And this is how we know Gilgamesh is still Gilgamesh.
     
  20. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    Yes, yes it is.

    We may have had to wait for this chapter, but it was worth it.

    Once a douche, always a douche, even if it's only slightly less douchy.
     
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  21. EVA-Saiyajin

    EVA-Saiyajin Well worn.

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    And now the next bit we're looking forward to: Merlin, Charlie and Galahad.
     
  22. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    This shall be glorious.

    And most likely traumatizing.
     
  23. K70Amam()to

    K70Amam()to Legion of Badassitude Member #24601-Coom Raider

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    he has more of his prototype's plus caster characterization mayhaps?
     
  24. Luciel Ars

    Luciel Ars Know what you're doing yet?

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    I forgot prototype was a thing.

    Yeah, if this Gil is influenced by the prototype mama's boy ver. of Gil then I can see it making sense.
     
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  25. Luciel Ars

    Luciel Ars Know what you're doing yet?

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    Mushashi ate Udon from grail to get world-hopping and immortality for it. (it was part of fgo canon I believe.)
    Will Charlie be offered a Grail full of beer by Gil for saving Uruk? Will he drink it? Will he get any Speshul Powahs for it?

    BTW Mash drank a Grail full of root beer; why hasn't the other shoe fallen yet? Is her body fine?
     
  26. Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    Flynn used the Grail to summon a bottle of root beer. He also made sure to direct her to Roman just to make sure there weren't any ill effects on her health.
     
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  27. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    Well it could go several ways.

    On one hand he and Gil may dislike each other so much by the end of this that Gil doesn't give him holy beer.

    On the other hand he may give him some.

    As for powers, well maybe Charlie will get the ability to conjure booze anytime he wants.

    The Celtic Servants are going to love him after that.
     
  28. EVA-Saiyajin

    EVA-Saiyajin Well worn.

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    It'll be fun seeing these personalities clash.

    Galahad with his view on pagan religions and Merlin's bad habits, Merlin's infuriating character in general, and Charlie at the ridiculous gamble Merlin took with Cath Palug.
     
  29. Threadmarks: Interlude: Gorgon
    Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    The ground rubs pleasantly against my scales as I slither towards the wall. My children swarm the walls, dragging the worthless humans down to their doom.

    The time for this farce has passed. Kingu has been missing for over a week, and I must find him.

    I can hear the worthless meat begin to scream and quaver as I draw nearer. Good. It is right that they should fear. After all, I am the mighty Gorgon Tiamat. My hatred for them bubbles up within my chest, and I find myself smiling widely at the carnage I’m about to wreak upon them. A series of useless tripwires go off, launching tiny darts that cut shallow grooves into my flesh, centered around my chest. They do nothing, and I dismiss the tingling numbness I feel around the wounds as I fix my petrifying gaze onto the little ants scurrying about atop the wall.

    They will suffer. They will all suffer for trapping me on that goddamn rock LEAVING ME! They will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that all their struggles have been for naught, as they gaze upon their doom, and-

    “YEW BOW!”

    Suddenly, I’m flat on my back, my ears ringing as I try to parse together what the hell just happened. Then the pain hits, and I stare down at the bloody, mangled remains of my chest.

    Did they-? The pain stops my train of thought with an affirmative yes. It’s mind-numbing. A searing wave of agony that makes me want to just curl up into a little ball and cry.

    But, louder than the pain, is the fury. The red rage that dances behind my eyes, begging me to burn the world. Because THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS JUST BLEW UP MY TITS! THEY DIE! THEY DIE SLOWLY, AND PAINFULLY, SUBJECTED TO EVERY LAST TORTURE I KNOW!

    A red-haired man dressed in green steps up to the corner of the wall, grimaces, and then cups his hands to shout at me. “Vile Gorgon! Know that your defeat on this battlefield has been the sole working of ME! The one and only Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, a proud Servant of Chaldea, and your avowed enemy. As you flee, to slither down amongst the dark and forgotten places of the world, and relish the eternal shame of your defeat, know that it was I and only I-“

    That’s all he gets out before I lunge at him, sinking my hands into the wall’s stonework so I can climb my way up. He turns tail and runs as fast as his pathetic human legs will take him, but I dog his steps.

    Almost there, he’s ALMOST WITHIN MY REACH! I can feel my eyes beginning to overwhelm this whelp of a Servant’s Magic Resistance, but whenever he starts slowing down, he always somehow manages to duck out of my sight for just long enough for my hard work to be undone!

    I’m chasing him through a forest, which is really impeding my line of sight, and those traps of his are dogging my steps like biting insects, constantly biting into me. Unlike before, they don’t seem to slow me. Instead, I feel a burning, incandescent fury, igniting my inner fires and driving me to strike faster and harder!

    MY RAGE CONSUMES ALL!

    PANDAMONIUM CEEEEEETTTTTUUUUUUUSSS!”

    Yes.

    I groan in exultation, at irritating pest’s demise. The rage still lingers, though, strengthening my very being, piercing my core. I feel it growing, consuming me!

    “Well done, Lady Gorgon!” an unfamiliar voice says, and I turn to find a scruffy-looking man in a white uniform of some kind pointing dramatically at me. “You really showed him what-for.”

    I frown, my mind working through the growing haze of irrational fury. Wait. That’s the Master of Chaldea! Kingu told me about him!

    As I tense my body for a leap, he points at me dramatically with his other hand. “Now, before you do anything drastic, I just want you to know… I HAVE A CAT IN MY ARM!”

    “What?” I ask, staring at him confusion. Even the red rage smothering my mind can’t drown out how utterly baffled I am right now.

    “His name is Mr. Fluffington the Third. He is a calico!” the idiot rattles off proudly, holding his arm up for me to inspect. “If you stop trying to destroy humanity, I’ll let you pet him.”

    That one, solitary, incarnation of all earthly stupidity disguised as a sentence does what Gilagmesh’s Absolute Demonic Front couldn’t: It stops me dead in my tracks. I stare at him in stunned silence for a moment, and then state the obvious. “You’re insane.”

    “No, I’m in Babylon. I’m not sure how you got those two confused.”

    I activate my Mystic Eyes and prepare to turn him into a mentally ill lawn ornament, when I feel a pinch on the back of my neck.

    “RULE BREAKER!”

    And, suddenly, the world dissolves into fractals of reality, as I remember just who I truly am.

    I… am Gorgon. Not Tiamat. AND IHATEHERIHATEHIMIHATEHATEHATEHATE-

    I lunge forwards, the fire coursing through my blood urging me to MAIMRIPTEARDESTROY until they’re-

    “YEW BOW!”
     
  30. Whenever Possible

    Whenever Possible Versed in the lewd.

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    So, does the removal of Tiamat's authority via rule breaker mean that Dragon-mama doesn't get woken up by Gorgon's death?
     
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