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The Final War

By Eduardo Manuel Valle Leon

Action / Fantasy

Prologue

The beginning

I never expected this to happen. I swear that if there was a way I could stop this without involving any of you, I would take it.

You all look at me in disbelief of what I just said. I can't blame you; I usually let others do the dirty work. I know you seven are waiting for an explanation, and I will give it to you.

Everything began with the Holy Grail. I was there when the three families decided to cooperate and create one, some 200 years ago. At the very beginning I didn't care about this so-called Holy Grail War. I only agreed to supervise their work as a favor for one of my students, Nagato Tohsaka.

I won't deny that all their preparations were impressive. Using Nagato's connections with the Church and the Mage's Association they were able to start their ritual in peace. As I said, I didn't care, as their only goal was to obtain access to the Root. That was such a boring goal in my opinion, but those are the magi for you.

I can sense some of you are offended by my words. I didn't meant to insult you, and after I finish you'll understand the reason I think that goal is useless.

As you know, that ritual was the beginning of what would be called the Holy Grail Wars. Well, I don't need to explain that, since every one of you had to fight in them. After I witnessed the first ritual I grew bored and continued my travel around the parallel words.

There is where I found each of you, and I must admit that the worlds in which you live are very interesting. But there are some worlds that weren't so lucky. Driven by with my curiosity I decided to explore these worlds and learn the reason for their destruction.

I see your faces and I can assume many of you understand why those worlds were destroyed.

Yes, it was the work of the Grail, centuries of war in those cases, but then I wondered, why hasn't there been a hero or a leader to put an end to those battles? I continued to search, I continued to see, and I found that there were indeed people who tried to stop it.

One of those cases began with a participant in the Fourth War desiring to be a Hero of Justice. Yes, one of you is the very image of him. He slew all of the other participants but realized that the Grail was tainted and that it couldn't grant his wish. He used his Servant to destroy it, though he failed as this only managed to destroy the Grail's container.

I could explain the reason why it was tainted, though a couple of you already know the answer and I don't have too much time.

The second who tried to destroy it was a boy searching to be a Hero of Justice as well, having inherited the ideals of the first man I mentioned. Even though he had neither the strength of his father nor any form of self-preservation, he managed to win the War and seemingly destroy the Holy Grail.

But the story doesn't end there. His acts did nothing to stop the War; it only made it change locations. This time it took place in Romania, a small city called Trifas in which two factions fought for the Grail. The War was different, as there were 14 Servants. The damages done to the earth were seen as an offense to Gaia. The world did the only thing she could. Alaya sent her dogs-the Counter Guardians-with a single order: eliminate magic. Gaia knew well enough that man's search for the Root would ultimately cause the destruction of the world, that why it begged Alaya to exterminate the source of his destruction. One of you seems to understand that what I'm saying is not as crazy as the others think.

Many tried to fight back but were killed without mercy. Men, women, and children alike fell to the Counter Guardians. It didn't matter who they killed, the only thing they saw were targets.

Eventually they eradicated magic, but in doing so they put the world in a stagnant state. Gaia didn't care; she only cared about her survival. A red-clad man with white hair and brown skin told me this story. It seems some of you know him. He disappeared not long after he finished the tale. I met him in every destroyed world and he would tell me the same story with a few variations in each one.

After learning this I feared that something similar could happen in my world of origin and I did the most stupid thing I could think of. I told everything to the Gaia of my realm, more specifically to one of her dogs.

The Counter Guardians returned to Gaia and told her what I said. She would act to prevent any more damage to the world and purge it of magic. I took the wrong approach; now you glare at me with eyes full of hatred. I admit I deserve it, but don't forget it was the magi who began all this.

Going back to the story, I began to think of a way out, and then I realized it: we needed a winner. In all the worlds there was never a winner, a real winner, who made a wish and ended the ritual. They destroy it, they reject it, they use it for their own benefit, but no one makes a true wish.

I stopped the Counter Guardians and asked for an audience with Gaia. Surprisingly she agreed. I proposed an option which would stop the slaughter of innocents and the Wars with one final fight. She deigned to use her power in creating the last War.

She'd create a real Grail, much more powerful than any one of you have seen, and let it choose the participants from the past, future, and present. 35 people were selected and divided into 5 factions. Gaia seemed happy and decided upon a special place for such a big battle, but she warned me that if a wish was not made the world would end. No matter who won, the winner could save it or use it to become a king. Regardless, a wish had to be made.

I agreed with this. I began to look at the competitors, and all of them appeared in the story that man told me. I had made another mistake; I just created a bigger battle that would once again have no winner.

If that happened, the purge would destroy everything and everyone. Then I remembered each one of you. You are what we normally call irregularities. You see, none of you exist in any other universe beside your own.

That gives all of you the possibility to interact with other worlds and influence them in ways you cannot even begin to imagine.

I united all of you here so you may become the sixth faction in this War. I want you seven to fight and win and wish for the world to forget the existence of the Grail. I want you to risk your lives to ensure world is not destroyed by the Counter Guardians and the Grail doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

I know what I'm asking for is not fair and you are welcome to curse me and hate me as I'm asking you to sacrifice yourselves for a world that is not your own. But I don't have a choice, each of you are Masters that managed to achieve things that none of the others would be capable of. So I'm asking you-no, for the first and last time in my life, I am begging you to save this dying world.

The seven figures didn't say anything. All of them were trying to understand the words the old man before them had just said. One of them walked to the man until he stood just a few steps away from him. His eyes turned a bright crimson hue.

"Tell me, when do we begin?"


This will a battle between six factions. Fate stay night. Fate Zero. Fate Extra. The two factions of Fate Apocrypha and One faction of Master from the world of Fanfic. I thank all the authors who lend me their OC and starting the next chap I will put their names and the Characters as this is only the Prologue.
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