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Valor is often used to describe those who recklessly charge into battle in a blaze of self-sacrifice



Witness now a tale of a swordsman who embodies Valor and Bravery
Greetings, master. I am Saber and with my sword victory is assured



Sources
EGGS, Typemoon.Fandom.Com
ShimayaEiko, Twitter.com
MoshiMoshibe, Tumblr.com


True Name
Yamato Takeru

Class
Saber

Origin
Historical Fact
Japanese Mythology

Alignment
Lawful-Neutral

Likes
Her Father, Oto Tachibana Hime, Poetry, Nature, Sweets, Challenges, Beauty, Japan.

Dislikes
Snakes, Poisons, Disloyalty, Sour foods, Threats to his Homeland.

Talents
Avoiding Calamity and Swordsmanship

Natural Enemy
Ibuki-Douji

Other Classes
Lancer and Assassin

Catalysts
Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the remains of the Ise Shrine, or the first Renga Poem

Armament
Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (A-rank)


Parameters

Str: DC End: CB Agi: BA+
Mna: DC Lck: BA NP: A+


Lore

Known as Prince Osu, she was the daughter of King Keiko and the elder lady of Inaba. Initially her father showed her the love a father would his child. Him and others were put offf slightly by her love of warriors but as woman soldiers while rare were known of it was simply unusual and seen as nothing more.

Indeed her strong, warrior-like nature was not what put fear in her father. It was how she dismembered her brother after misinterpreting orders from her father to discipline her disrespectful brother. This act would cause her father to fear her for the rest of her life. Even after gaining her fathers respect this fear would never leave. Instead Keiko ordered her to be given provisions and supplies and sent to deal with the chiefs of Kumoso whom were feared for their might.

However Osu did not overcome them with strength which she had. She used cunning. She stopped on her way there to a shrine in Ise where her aunt resided. There she met a woman named Ototachibana and fell in love. To her shock she agreed to marry her and with their union her loyal followers entered her command.

However she risked none of their lives. Her aunt gave her a beautiful white silk robe that enhanced her beautiful appearance and allowed her to sneak into a meeting between the chiefs. As she played her role to remain unassuming she divined who the enemy leader was and once she drew close struck with a hidden wakizashi.

The attack nearly slew the enemy leader. Realizing his time had come he asked for her identity. She revealed her name and the brigand declared that the prince had earned the title of Bravest in Yamato, Yamato Takeru, and tried to fight back. The result was obvious and the chiefs surrendered. Victorious she collected her wife and followers and returned home.

However her father was still fearful if respectful. He bestowed a new task to Yamato, ensuring the new name was written into the record, and bade her to quell the rebellious forces gathering in the east in Eimishi. Yamato set out quickly to do so. Along the way she nearly lost the white robe she had grown accustomed to wearing to a bandit named Idzumo Takeru.

However she used her wits again to outsmart the bandit. She switched out the bandits sword as he bathed for a wooden one and after leaving the river challenged him, accusing him of theft. Naturally the bandit rejected the accusation and challenged her to a duel. She accepted and won soundly.

Traveling onwards she stopped by her aunts shrine once more. Unlike last time she knew this time what was asked of her was intended to kill her. The gifts did nothing to convince her otherwise. However she confided her worries to her aunt seeking either validation or correction. She was shocked that neither came and instead her aunt soothed her worries with a gift; the sacred sword Kusanagi.

She and her wife, their retinue, rested at the shrine that night. Next morning her uncle arrived and invited her to hunt. She agreed and rode out with them taking the Kusanagi. However mid-hunt they became seperated and an errant bolt of lightning set the field she found herself in ablaze. As she turned to flee a flaming arrow lit the field ablaze once more. As the fire grew she saw her uncle and a small army.

Instantly she knew. She watched as flaming arrows set more of the field ablaze. The plan had been an assassination attempt. Whether purely her uncles idea or her fathers she knew not. Regardless she wouldn't die. She pulled out Kusanagi and felt a change occured instantly. She felt the power of Kusanagi connect to and synchronize with her robe and she felt a transformation throughout her body.

When it was complete she saw herself in a different body from her own. A younger, lither, yet stronger body. Further she felt the Kusanagi as though it were an extension of her will. With a single flick the wind blew with a great rage and gathered all the flames to her uncles shock. Raising the sword her uncle ordered a retreat. For a moment she considered mercy. That was until one archer fired an arrow and narrowly missed her. With a slash all the gathered flames held by wind flew directly at her uncle and his army.

As she stared at the charred remains she was astonished to learn the horses were completely unharmed. She realized quickly that the flames only burned those she intended them to and left all else unharmed as the grass itself was unharmed as well as the surrounding forest. She gathered them and brought them back to the shrine and explained the situation. Thanking her aunt she gathered their things and with his wife and their army left to face their destiny.

Her story grew from there. Using the robe and her new transformation she soundly defeated the rebellion in the east and slew several dieties behind it. Full of pride from her accomplishments and her new beauty she bade them travel further east and conquer more land for her father. While her wife was apprehensive she ultimately followed her east and her army followed her wife.

Eventually they came across a small, poor, but peaceful village. She inquired as to the reason for a food shortage in such a prosperous location and the village revealed that the great serpent atop the mountain demanded great shores of food. Angered at the act she vowed to free them of the serpent. When asked how could she, she revealed Kusanagi.

To her shock many knew of it and revealed that the serpent had made their own version. Angered she proclaimed the sword a fake and vowed to defeat the serpent without the sword at all. Her wife tried to calm her down and take back her boast but she refused. However, after some convincing, she agreed to utilize the powers of the silk robe. Instead she utilize some of the mystical gifts her father granted including jewels and a katana.

The next day she traveled up the mountain camping beneath the summit once night fell, intending to face the beast in the morning. However she would barely get this respite. In the middle of the night the serpent began to climb down to acquire offerings but spied the remnants of her campire. Angered at her invasion to her domain the serpent attacked.

Thanks to her experience she was aware of the attack. Dodging she spied her enemy, the great serpent, and saw the truth. She spied a serpentine oni and knew what she had to do. Challenging the demon she went to fight immediately but was taken about by the serpents strength.

The force that could cleave eight valleys with only wind and flood eight more struck at her. Through only experience, wit, and skill was she able to sacrifice her katana to survive. She was still injured and she knew she could not win. Somehow the enemy wielded a kusanagi. Yet she did not give up. Declaring she'd win and this act resonated with Kusanagi.

Coming to her hand Yamato fought Ibuki vicously. Their battle shook the heavens and split the mountain. Throughout it she protected the village from the fallout of their fight. Finally after a full day of fighting she finally landed a killing blow, chopping the head off of her foe and breaking their kusanagi. Yet it wasn't over. As the head fell it bit into her shoulder and delivered a potent venom.

Even her robe couldn't defend her. Falling down the mountain only her robe saved her from death. The villagers found and took her back to the village. While they were grateful for him vanquishing the serpent they were now worried about him and the storm. As for three whole days it did not relent. Their clash had been so disastrous that a storm raged. Eventually her wife knew that something had to be done.

Using the power of a sea god her wife, against her will, sacrificed herself to the sea to appease the sea god and to have him take action to end the storm before damage was done. The sea god relented and granted her whim, ending the storm and preventing future storms until it was safe to do so. Yamato however was unhappy at the loss of her wife. Further she was unhappy when her wife's army abandoned her to return to the shrine in Ise.

Spending the remainder of her days in that village she eventually composed the first Renga poem with an elderly man there and eventually let her wishes upon death be known. This was because she knew that she would die in that village. The village tried to reach the King with the news but they were too late. Before the king arrived Yamato had already passed.

He was taken to the capital for a proper burial, his father deeply regretting his actions. While he was confused as to why the villagers thought Yamato a man he decided to respect Yamato by recording him as a man if that was his choice, unknowing the truth. He even changed past records to reflect this as well as his name 'Yamato Takeru' finding the title appropriate.

His father also obeyed Yamato's last wishes and returned the robe and kusanagi to the shrine in Ise to be sanctified. While the former was attempted to be but failed the high priestess managed to seal the Kusanagi successfully. While it would be later moved it was after their generation and Yamato's last wishes were ultimately respected.


Class Skills

Magic Resistance: BA

A class skill of the Saber, Archer, Lancer, and Rider classes it allows them to resist or outright nullify magecraft. As a samurai who fought many battles and even slew dieties from Japan during a time of true mystery she has this skill at a high rank.

At her rank she can nullify spells three-verses or lower outright and can somewhat mitigate greater rituals and high thaumaturgy. This means that most magus are worthless against them and only those bearing generations of lineage can hope to touch them.

After his noble phantasm is activated this skill becomes powerful. Spells any lower than A-rank, barring noble phantasms, are completely nullified. Even then such powers are somewhat protected against.

Riding: ED

A skill held by Rider and Saber classes. Prince Takeru has no legends of any legendary mounts nor is she even noted as having ridden. Rather this skill is granted by the Saber class container outright at its low rank.

After unleashing his noble phantasm his riding skill only marginally increases. He can ride mundane animals he knew in life such as horses with skill and finesse like one who rode horses as a profession.


Personal Skills

Protection of the Wind: AA+

A skill that is somewhat the reverse of the skill 'Protection From Wind'. It denotes the servant is blessed and protected by the very wind itself. It adds several bonuses dependent on the rank. As the wind protected him from the flames and took the brunt of Ibuki's strikes in their battle Yamato owes much of her durability to this skill. It is also granted in part by the Kusanagi. As such she has this skill at its peak.

At this rank the skill applies a negative modifier to all attacks directed at her, it also applies a negative rank as well to projectile attacks, and also enhances her attacks with a plus modifier, akin to a low ranking mana burst. She can even, with some effort, utilize this skill to create long-distance attacks although she lacks the skills to be accurate beyond the length of a few city blocks.

When his noble phantasm is unleashed this skill grants him a plus modifier to his agility parameter, helping him to be faster and more accurate.

Protection From Calamity: BA

A skill that denotes that the servant is protected from Calamity. While this can be a bit vague, the servant survived several events that should have been catastrophic and unavoidable deaths. Yet through either fate, karma, or some other means they survived. Yamato herself is subject to this.

From the chiefs of Kumoso, her uncles betrayal, and even Ibuki-Douji a divided spirit of Yamato-no-Orochi were each calamities that she survived. While Ibuki-Douji did cause her death it was through completely natural means rather than supernatural ones.

At her rank it grants her extrasensory abilities. Primarily she can sense whether or not she is in danger and grants the power to do a direct comparision between herself and another. She can get a sense of if she is stronger or weaker she is compared to someone she is directly observing. In addition to sensory abilities this skill also grants bonuses to resist calamity.

This manifests as an unconscious plus modifier being applied to either a parameter or a skill but it cannot influence his armament or noble phantasm. However as mentioned this is unconscious and she has no control over what is boosted and must figure out how best to utilize the bonus.

Once her noble phantasm activates this skill grows in power. In addition to knowing the strength the danger she faces represents, even if not able to observe it, she also is capable of measuring the difference in strength between her and her opponent and whether it is that she is stronger or her enemy is stronger. Additionally the protections this skill grants extends to being applicable to armaments and even their own noble phantasm.

Deathbed Poetry (False): CB

A skill that denotes the creation of a poem before death. The difference between the true and false versions are if they made the poem or if they received it. The effects are different depending. The true version grants the ability to enact phenomena through poetry even if in life they couldn't perform it as well as the ability to set up a workshop to write poetry with their deathbed poem being the strongest phenomena they can enact.

The false version however does not do this. Rather due to the poem belonging to another it re-enacts either the circumstances, the content of the poem, or both dependent on the rank of the skill. While Yamato did write the first Renga poem it was not on her deathbed. Rather her wife wrote a poem before drowning herself in sacrifice to the sea god. In it she professed her love and devotion to her husband.

At this rank she can enact effects representative of passages from the poem his wife left and evocation of the circumstances surrounding her self-sacrifice. With this skill she can wreathe her sword in fire or lighhtning, injure themselves to invoke divine protection akin to D-rank divinity, or purge themselves of low-rank mental interferences.

After her noble phantasm is unleashed the abilities increase. She can invoke the effects of Mana Burst (Flame) or Mana Burst (Lightning) at D-rank, The divine protection they gain increases to be reflective of C-rank Divinity, and they can purge themselves of all mental interferences. They cannot invoke all these effects, they must pick one when they activate this skill.


Personality

Fearsome, calm, and patriotic. These are her traits in myth. While these are true to an extent they all stem from a pair of emotions that drove Yamato in life. Regret and Confidence. When she was told to discipline her brother her idea was to spar with him and completely overwhelm and overpower him. She had no idea that the first strike would break her brothers sword and sever the arm in such a way that her brother would bleed out.

Regret over this action caused her to accept her fathers command to bring the chiefs of Kumoso to heel, alone, without complaint.She found it a just punishment since it came from her father who ruled by divine right. However, knowing her strength after the fact, She was sure she could complete the task. So she did. Because, in the end, she wanted to be forgiven for her transgression.

Yet she would be disappointed as her father, even more afraid, sent her on an even more suicidal quest. Yet she did not complain. She saw she had no right. She simply did as he asked because she had to atone. She thought she had the strength to do that much. If anything her only regret was not leaving her wife in the capital so she wouldn't have had to risk her life for him.

Speaking of her wife, she was the one thing she paid attention to beyond her path for redemption. Initially she only married her so she could gain a small army so that she could even have a chance at the chiefs. However on their way back to the capital he found himself slowly growing fond of her. As they traveled east to quell the rebellion he found himself falling in love with her due to her views of beauty which he eventually grew to share.

It is what made her grow to accept the robe she had gotten. It was definitely made for woman and made her more masculine features, few as they were due to her natural gender, fade away. Yet her wife did not mind this and found her beautiful still. This, along with several dozens of conversations on the nature of love and beauty, made her fall in love with Oto Tachibana. A love that would not be forgotten even in death.

This is why she ultimately regrets ever taking Oto with her to the east. She believes had she not, she would have returned after completing her mission and they could have lived a nice life together. She regrets that instead, due to her arrogance, that Oto ended up having to self-sacrifice to fix her mess and that she couldn't even do anything with the life she granted her.

Indeed as much as she wishes to know if she was ultimately forgiven or not there is a wish she truely wishes for from the grail. She would wish to summon and incarnate Oto Tachibana Hime. Simply because, as far as she is concerned, Oto deserves a second chance before her. So much she will willingly waste the wish-granting device on her. Especially since she knows that her other wish can be granted through her own effort.


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Noble Phantasm

I am she who slew the serpent Ibuki. I am she who was named the Brave of Yamato. Witness now my legend heavenly mother! Activate...
Goshiki no Ten'i!


Type
Anti-Self

Rank
A


A crystallization of a certain truth about Yamato Takeru. That in each event that cemented his legend only one item was consistent and integral to his success. Kumoso. Ise. Eimishi. Even Ibuki. Each did not have the Kusanagi present. Rather he only received it towards the end of the event in Ise. Instead it was another item his aunt gave him. A sacred robe passed down from high priestess to high priestess, its purpose lost to history. His aunt, out of love and worry for him, borrowed him the robe so long as his father tasked him with dangerous tasks. He had no idea that the robe was much more powerful than he thought.

This noble phantasm takes the form of a pure white kimono. While some parts have golden-colored fabrics such as the sash it is primarily white and clean. This is the natural state of the kimono and this only changes when she activates the Kimono's true name. When this occurs Yamato goes from a 30-year old mature woman to looking like an 18-year old boy. Further the kimono changes colors dependent on the element Kusanagi is synchronized with. Red when Kusanagi is synchronized with the Fire element, Blue when with Water, Green when synced with Wind, Yellow when matching Earth, and Black when synchronizing with the element of Void. Additionally the kimono takes on a more formal warrior-like appearance.

However this noble phantasm does more than a mere form change. Passively it grants the personal skill 'Beautiful Appearance' at a rank equal to this noble phantasm. It persists in both forms. Additionally however Yamato may attune Kusanagi to a specific element allowing for it to deal specific elemental damage when she strikes an enemy or object with it. However these two factors are the only passive abilities she has access to and are always active. Otherwise her base form has no special powers.

Once she utilizes the true name of this noble phantasm she changes from her woman form to her boy form. This comes with several benefits. Firstly all of her skills and parameters gain a full rank improvement. Additionally













Updated October 15th, 2022 at 09:52 AM by Baron Magnus

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