"If you could have one wish, would you risk your life for its realization?" Outside the bounds of time and space, beyond mortal concepts such as life and death, there exists Akasha, an infinite repository of all knowledge and events in the universe. More particularly, as with every soul that has existed, exists, or will exist, the records of important figures throughout the history of many worlds and times are also kept there, forever stored as proof of their existence--be it heroic or otherwise. And when this plane is breached by the Moon, they shall be summoned into the World once again to participate in the only war that can grant the impossible to the winner. -----~---~---~----- The Holy Grail. A nigh-omnipotent relic that has enough power to perform Miracles--metaphysical workings of the highest order in the universe that fundamentally surpass the domain of Magic. As such, it is thought to be capable of granting any wish to its chosen holder, should it win the right to borrow the Holy Grail's power. It is an abstract, incorruptibly pure concept that has no material form, and requires a necessarily greater catalyst to bring forth its manifestation as a tangible, wish-granting force. Such is the Heaven's Feel, a ritual of godlike size and complexity that, once completed, will materialize the Holy Grail. Although the system is autonomously orchestrated by an unknown, external force, it requires the participation of seven individuals, and the subsequent elimination of all but one, who then becomes the rightful holder of the Holy Grail. And so, the Holy Grail War is set into motion. The process of elimination is, by all rights, considered a Battle Royale--it is a bloody conflict shrouded from the peering eyes of society, with each participant aiming to eradicate competition, either by defeating or killing opponents for the right to win the Holy Grail. Each selected individual, or Masters, are aided by a powerful warrior recreated from the boundless records of Akasha, the Servants, who possess superhuman characteristics and wield extraordinary artifacts or abilities known as Noble Phantasms. With a soulbound contract as their proof of alliance, both Master and Servant become a pair of viable candidates who seek and cooperate for the ultimate prize of the Holy Grail War. -----~---~---~----- Terra. A world much like our own, in the sense that the primary contributing factor to the advancement of civilization is science and technology, with the paranormal regarded as something unscientific, unproven and of highly questionable credibility. Society is unknowing of the workings of Magic, and as such, practical application of Mana--along with knowledge of its very existence--remains completely unobserved in everyday life. As such, this world might be something that one could consider outwardly "normal" or "ordinary"... In truth, however, Terra is not devoid of fantastic happenings: society is merely unaware of them, with the combined efforts of several factions keeping the anomalous and the supernatural from tainting or even threatening the normalcy of humankind. Although these factions are powerful and relatively large, there exists only a limited number of individuals who can be considered as knowledgeable of Magic and similar Magiologic practices. These people, more commonly known as magi, either comprise the inner circles of organizations such as crazEcorp and the Thaumaturgic Church, or belong to small communities or families of spellcasters scattered across Terra. However small they might be, they are naturally after the relic known as the Holy Grail, with some of the most influential families of magi said to have been preparing Masters for the Holy Grail War since its first recorded occurrence. In Calescen City, the Heaven's Feel has been enacted--the Masters have already been chosen, and the time to call their Servants from beyond the axis of time is nigh. In a bloodstained game where desires and ideals clash, which wish shall prevail? Seven Masters, Seven Servants, One Grail. -----~---~---~----- "While the Moon watches, the World silently knows."