Artura Pendragon, but you can call her “Saber”Race:
Human/Dragon Reactor/Former ServantAge:
Physically about seventeen, she “Died” in her late twenties-early thirties.Height:
Saber is a petite young woman who appears to be in her late teens with blond hair and brilliant, emerald green eyes. Since she has been allowed to age, she has longer hair than previously seen in FSN. She is radiantly beautiful, drawing the attention of almost all of those around her. Despite being petite, she has a regal bearing that makes her seem taller than she actually is.
She has developed slightly from her FSN appearance, but she’s still a slim girl. Working with Archer and Rin has also caused her to develop more muscle tone than previously seen in her CGs. She prefers to wear jeans, T-shirts, peasant blouses, sturdy boots, practical sneakers, or shorter skirts that she can move in if she has to dress up. She generally dresses in blues, whites, or earthen tones. She’s also taken to wearing purple from time to time because a friend of her pointed out that she really has the coloring for it. Physical AttributesStrength:
Fantastic when Prana Burst is activated, Human when it’s not.Agility:
Fantastic when Prana Burst is activated, Human when it’s not.Constitution:
Even when Prana Burst is activated, Incredible. Other Abilities: Magic Resistance
- Saber still has her absurd magic resistance granted to her class. She negates even high ranking spells.Magical Power:
(High power)Prana Burst
Due to her Dragon Furnace, she produces absurd amounts of prana. If she applied herself, she’d be an absurd magus, but she prefers to use her Magic Core to enhance her fighting abilities.Invisible Air
- A barrier that renders the blade hidden by entangling it with layers of wind, and altering the light refraction rate. It is closer to a sorcery than a Noble Phantasm. By using this barrier, Saber can attack without the opponent recognizing the sword’s reach and trajectory. Since concealing one’s Noble Phantasm also conceals one’s true identity, Invisible Air was highly effective at the early stages of the Holy Grail War. It also has other advantages such as increasing attack power and accuracy. Entangling the sword with wind and using the wind as the blade enhances the attack power, while having an “invisible weapon” provides an advantage in accuracy.) Since the advantage of Invisible Air lies in “invisibility”, the accuracy increase will not occur while engaging opponents who possess Eye of the Mind or do not depend on vision.Regeneration
- Saber currently doesn’t have Avalon with her because it’s in her point of origin. However, there is still a faint connection and while she can’t summon it and it’s not stopping her aging, it does grant her regeneration. It’s not instantaneous like Forest’s, but with sleep she can recover from most non fatal wounds.Equipment:
Excalibur- It is the strongest and most majestic holy sword that symbolises King Arthur. The pinnacle of holy swords. Excalibur was not forged by mankind, but crystallised within the Earth, using the wishes of mankind as the basis. It is one of the ultimate God-forged weapons, a Last Phantasm. Originally cared for by the Faeries of the Planet, it was passed into the hands of King Arthur through the Lady of the Lake.
Excalibur converts the mana of the wielder into light, and as the sword is swung, the light is released from the tip of the blade like a laser beam and destroys everything in its path. Of course, the mana consumption is extreme, thus it cannot be fired consecutively. In the Fourth Holy Grail War, the beastly giant sea monster summoned by Caster was completely incinerated by this Noble Phantasm. Excalibur is classified as an ‘Anti-Fortress Noble Phantasm” due to its magnitude and destructive power.Origin:
Read the FSN and Zero for the background.
During the Fifth Holy Grail War, Saber was taken by Matou Sakura and darkened with the corruption of the Grail to fight for her new Master. During the ending battle, she was defeated by the combined efforts of Emiya Shirou and Rider. Shirou killed her, as Saber had wished, and Saber thought the story would end there.
Ilya had a different idea though.
Having Archer’s “Soul” inside of the Einzbern homunculus, Ilya gained a perspective that she hadn’t been able to before. Shirou dying after a manly fistfight with Kotomine and Rin incapacitated from having Sakura shiv her, Ilya made a gamble and approached Sakura while in the Dress of Heaven. Sakura was still full of prana due to eating most of the War’s Servants while all Ilya had was Archer.
Archer’s soul inside of her would have been enough to keep Shirou’s soul from dying and going back to the Akashic root, but Ilya wanted more than that.
She wanted both Onii-chans to find “their happy ending” and told Sakura this. Sacrificing herself, Ilya, backed up by Sakura, was able to bring both Shirou and Archer back to life, and as a “gift” to Archer, Ilya also brought back Archer’s first regret at not becoming a hero: Saber.
Saber awoke, alive again and no longer a Servant, still dressed in the Alter armor. Dazed and confused as the cavern began to crumble around them, she was going to stay to end her life again. She did not believe she deserved a second chance, but Archer, reborn himself, pulled her to her feet and demanded that she come with him.
Confused and conflicted with her second chance, Saber became vastly depressed with her realizations of when she had been corrupted about her life. She also understood that she could not change the past no matter how much she wanted to. Both Rin and Archer told her about alternate realities and that changing something in the “past” would just create another reality. It would not change the course of history that she desperately wanted to change.
She lived with the Emiya house with Shirou, Sakura, and Rider, sort of middling along and “existing”. Archer, who’s Ilya’s parting words were him to save the first person he couldn’t
decided that Saber needed help of a different sort. Through the other, they were both able to repair themselves and become strong once again.
Their relationship wasn’t romantic (Archer somehow ended up with Rider, much to Saber’s chagrin, she thought Rin was a better match for him), but they were close. Calling them friends wouldn’t be quite right, but the two of them had the partnership and relationship that they should have had in the beginning. Saber worked for Archer in his shop as his assistant, learning to make her keep in this strange, modern world while helping guard Fuyuki in Rin’s absence while she studied in London.
She found herself in Nexus after fighting Gilgamesh after the King had proclaimed that both Saber and Archer were his. One moment she was driving Gilgamesh back with Archer backing her up, and the next she found herself in an alley with a vampire driven mad by her scent. She was about to defend herself with Excalibur when a tall blond vampire wielding an absurdly large gun took care of the issue for her.
After some disagreement, Saber and the vampire named Forest came to an agreement, and Saber realized she was going to need assistance in this new world. An odd friendship was formed, with Forest acting as sort of a guide to the modern world. (Saber’s ego makes her state that Forest is her “Advisor”, but Forest generally acts like the same care taker that Archer and Shirou did. She keeps Saber fed and her apartment clean.)
Saber now works for the police department dealing with supernatural threats. Weakness:
Anti-Dragon weapons and beings. A one hit kill (like being shot in the head, heart stopped, or beheaded etc). Being hungry.Likes:
Archer, Rin, Emiya Shirou, Well prepared food (she will even admit she has gotten spoiled to Archer, Rin, Shirou, and Sakura’s cooking), the color blue, nicely tailored suits, stuffed animals, lions and other cats, video games (Taiga got her into WoW), Taiga, sparring, swordsmanship, chivalry, honor, Diramuid, Iri (she still thinks of her friend from time to time). Gambling. Being able to admit that being a woman means she can still be strong.Dislikes:
Gilgamesh. Rider (“That woman is a harlot and Archer can do much better than her.”). Dishonest tactics. People who are overly clever. Dishonesty. Dishonor. People who cheat. People who underestimate her because of her gender. Badly prepared food. Being hungry. Fussy dress clothing. Having her hormones reawakened. (“I did not miss my menses when I stopped having them. I am not overjoyed at their return.”)