[in the Angrboða cavern of the London Singularity]
(He’s angry… He’s upset… His Majesty is more irritated than he’s ever been, Senpai!)
Kyuu… kuh, foooooooh…
(In the cavern last time, and now Angrboða. What does he know about the Holy Grail?)
- Maybe he’s just here on a whim?
- …Does he like boss chambers?
I can hear you three jesters of Chaldea. Your imprudence and optimism is quite refreshing.
I am not looking at the vestiges of the Greater Grail. What I see is the tenacity of those who created this thing.
The creators of the Greater Grail…
Angrboða’s creator was “M”… the magus Makiri Zolken. Are you talking about him?
Fool. As if the likes of Makiri could craft a grand vessel for Sorcery. This is…
Never mind, I won’t speak of it now.
In any case, farseers other than I have gathered and are biding their words.
If I were to speak now, would it not waste all of their efforts?
Wow. The Hero-King actually cares about the struggles of others!
Hmm. But who are these “other farseers” supposed to be?
…Well, the famous one would be that magus with the mixed blood of incubi. Merlin, the Mage of Flowers. If his power to hear words is real, even he would see past the obsession with this Greater Grail.
Obsession? Do you mean that its magical core is cursed?
Indeed. Look, it proves itself true — the lost spirits of the fallen have gathered.
Look out, Master! I’m getting hostile readings from within the fog!
They seem to be ghosts of those who were incinerated on this land. Gudao, you should have no trouble with them now.
The Hero-King is at your side. Show him that you’re worth taking seriously!
These specters never learn. The fly into the flames, and yet- hm?
Caution, I’m getting an enormous magical reading! Is the core still alive!?
Anyway, an A-class Servant is incoming! Gudao, Mash, be careful!
[Babbage-like Shadow Servant]
Oh? I see it is not only humans that leave their obsessions in the world after death.
These are the ruins of a dream. The death agony of those who dreamed of great progress and aimed to create a radiant world.
Very well. It deserves to be ended by my hand. Steel yourself, Gudao.
This one is as powerful as the physician said. Should you defeat it splendidly, I shall reward you.
You defeated it. In battle, it revealed itself to be a monster of little interest.
A machine gone silent should not harbor hatred. These were the impertinent thoughts of the fools that created this Greater Grail.
What do you mean, Hero-King?
The enemy that you of Chaldea pursue. I speak of the hatred of that imbecile who seeks to incinerate human history.
I cannot quite bring myself to take an interest in this war. I care not for the identity of its mastermind.
However, I will say this — Gudao, the one you pursue is the embodiment of hatred.
It goes without saying that there are different types of hatred.
Hatred born of righteousness. Hatred born of love. Hatred born of envy. Hatred born of wrath.
This hatred is… yes, incomparably foolish hatred.
Um. Generally speaking, hatred isn’t a good thing.
And from an objective perspective, hatred is neither good nor bad. Your Majesty, what basis do you have for calling it foolish?
Fool. Look at this state. This idle, remote land that gives birth to nothing, and accomplishes nothing.
What is this, if not foolish!? It preserves nothing!
Listen, Mash. Whether these actors are evil or foolish, their actions absolutely bear them some profit.
Yet, within, there is that idiotic hatred I speak of. So obsessed were these fools that they committed the error of leaving nothing behind.
…Never mind. Eventually, you will confront this. When that time comes, you must remember what it is that you are fighting to protect.
This king sure is troublesome when he occasionally says something really deep. Well, it wouldn’t hurt to remember it. Time to come on home, Gudao. His Majesty’s mood seems to have improved.
- Wait, aren’t we forgetting something?
- Um… what was our the reward?
Ah. That’s right, His Majesty mentioned a reward.
He said he’d give us something for defeating that monster!
Don’t mistake my promise, fool. I’ve already given it to you.
You’ll understand in our next battle. Honestly, don’t be so tactless as to make me spell it out for you.