Kazikli Bey is the Noble Phantasm of Vlad III the Impaler. There are two different incarnations of him, Lancer of Fate/Extra and Lancer of Black of Fate/Apocrypha. The two incarnations are very dissimilar, and each possess a version of Kazikli Bey with a different title and different effects.
The Fortress of ImpalementEdit
|Weaponry | Noble Phantasm|
|Title:||The Fortress of Impalement|
|Maximum number of targets:||300 people|
"Wife, witness this blood spilt in sacrifice, so that it may appease thy thirst! Fortress of Impalement, Kazikli Bey!!"
Kazikli Bey: The Fortress of Impalement (串刺城塞, Kushiza Jōsai?) is the weapon of Lancer of Fate/Extra. It is the Noble Phantasm that is synonymous with the Servant who was called "Kazıklı Voyvoda", which means the "Spear Impaler." It is Dracula's torture of curses and iron hammers released from the demonic spear. The pain the target receives increases in proportion to their sins of immorality and depravity as a fitting "blow of justice." It summons countless spears and polearms of various shapes and sizes. The target is surrounded and eventually skewered by a massive spear, followed by Lancer hurling his personal weapon at the target. The attack ignores the targets defense within the game, and it debuffs them with "Sacrifice", which deals damage to the target after a turn.
During his reign, the punishment of impalement for the general masses was not an unusual penalty in the Northern Mediterranean area that included the Balkan Peninsula. With the occasion of Vlad's second enthronement as the lord of Wallachia, he felt indignation upon seeing the figure of the nobles of his own country excessively repeating acts of depravity and corruption. Viewing these nobles as the source of the country's ruin, he carried out an unprecedented great enforcement of discipline, and what became the keystone of that enforcement was the punishment of impalement towards the nobles. It was a shocking reality for Wallachia, which was rigidly segmented into nobles and the masses, and there was nobody among the population that could not feel his severity and dreadfulness. Thereafter, impalement became his favorite stunt, and in 1459, there were also deeds such as the impaling an emissary of the Turks while he was still alive. According to records reported to the Vatican, the number of humans that he impaled during his career is said to have reached 100,000 people, which does not even include the individuals from enemy nations that were executed.
The Lord of ExecutionEdit
|Title:||The Lord of Execution|
|Owner:||Lancer of Black|
|Maximum number of targets:||666 people|
"Come, savages who trample over my territory! It’s time to discipline you! I’ll turn my compassion and rage into red-hot stakes and skewer you all! And these stakes are not limited, but truly infinite, so despair—and gorge on your own blood! Kazikli Bei: Lord of Execution!"
—Lancer of Black
Kazıklı Bei: The Lord of Execution (極刑王, Kazuikuru Bei: Kyokkei Ō?) is the weapon of Lancer of Black of Fate/Apocrypha. As that which shares its name with its owner who was called so out of fear from how he grimly massacred all those who opposed him, it is the reproduction of the historical event of Vlad III having skewered twenty thousand Ottoman Turk soldiers. The event, reproduced as a "most fearsome Noble Phantasm", is an act that was considered impossible for a human being to commit, nothing short of madness as an "elaborate display of military force that none could match." As it is not a holy sword or divine spear, single stakes prove insufficient and worthless as a Noble Phantasm, unable to produce much destructive power or speed enough to individually provide much trouble to Servants. The true characteristic of the ability is its extraordinary quantity, allowing him to summon approximately twenty thousand stakes that can even overpower Heroic Spirits. While there are those Noble Phantasms of the Anti-Army and Anti-Fortress ranks that can kill hundreds and thousands of enemies at once, it is one of the few able to kill over ten thousand people.
Upon its activation, the ground noticeably shakes, bringing about long and narrow stakes, each several meters in length, from the ground that sprout up "as if trying to reach the heavens." Weaker enemies are unable to react as they are pierced one-by-one, skewering them and hoisting them high-up in the same manner as those who had in life been pierced and left until their remains rotted to become only skeletons, while Servants are able to dodge and destroy them individually to avoid being pierced. Although they are only ordinary stakes, they can be summoned forth upon Lancer's command and them suddenly appearing from the ground makes them difficult to dodge. They can chase after retreating enemies as if predicting their movements, sprout out from already destroyed stakes, and while they target the legs of enemies on the ground, they can also prepare for circumstances like falling enemies. He can easily summon five hundred stakes in three seconds, and although he can only summon forth a maximum of two thousand stakes at any one time, he can limitlessly keep producing them so long as he has energy. Acting as a "force of twenty thousand", it proves itself beyond even the capability of a Heroic Spirit, especially those who are Servants who must save magical energy as their lifeforce.
It is a Noble Phantasm deployable only within his a range of one kilometer in his marked domain. He has great control over their deployment, allowing him to control them with only a single finger while maintaining distance from the enemy. Comparable to a "muddy stream of stakes", they chase the enemy with only minor direction from him, remaining as a physical barrier that eliminates free ground and makes evasion less likely with passage of time. The sight of the pikes imposes a curse-like psychological effect, destabilizing an opponent's mental condition with oppressive anxiety or fear. They can precisely target a group of enemies, or he can send all of them directly at enemy Servants. He can stab through enemies to entrap even the strongest of Servants and precisely avoid killing blows if he should wish. He can easily have himself or his mount walk atop them without difficulty, and used for defense, he can accurately have them sprout in front of him to block projectiles like protective walls.
He has a spear he personally equips himself with to chase after vulnerable enemies and enact the effect of being "skewered" if it should pierce them. Lancer of Red is able to match a thousand stakes by himself with his spear, burn eight hundred with his flames, and block two thousand with his armor, but he is pierced by Lancer's spear three times. The true effect of the ability isn't to "create stakes", but rather that the Noble Phantasm itself is "stakes stabbed into the enemy." Once the enemy has received an attack within his territory, it matters not how much the body of the enemy is fortified because the stakes manifest in the state of "already having pierced the enemy." Originating from the enemy's heart and piercing outward, there is no way to avoid them with speed because the attack manifests as "already ending." After having been pierced three times previously, Lancer of Red is stabbed instantly by three stakes from the inside without his armor being able to nullify the damage, and it can be said even the greatest hero will have no chance to way to resist while stabbed with his stakes. He is able to utilize it outside of his territory, but he is only able to produce them from his body. As they are strengthened by his fame boost, leaving Romania, like when inside the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, will cause them to reduce in power and sharpness. Using Legend of Dracula seals the Noble Phantasm, but the vampire is able to produce similar stakes.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
 Fate/EXTRA material - SERVANT Parameter and Skills: SERVANT LANCER, p.012 English | Japanese
- Master: Run Ru-kun
- Identity: Vlad III
- Gender: Male
- Height, Weight: 191cm/90kg
- Alignment：Lawful Good
- Strength: B
- Endurance: A
- Agility: E
- Mana: A
- Luck: D
- Noble Phantasm: C
- Magic Resistance: C
- Numeral of the Saint: A+++
- Battle Continuation: A
- Innocent Monster: A
- Kazikli Bey
Range: 20 ~ 40
Maximum number of targets: Three Hundred People
- Master: Run Ru-kun
- ↑ 2.0 2.1
 Fate/Extra - Lancer Matrix
True Name: Vlad III
Noble Phantasm: Kazikli Bey: Fortress of Impalement
Keyword: Vampie...?, Dracula
Strength: B, Defense: A, Agility: E, Magic: A, Luck: D
Divine Aegis: A+++, Marshal: A, Seraphic Monstrosity: A
Kewords English | Japanese
01 - Kazikli Bey: Fortress of Impalement
This is this Servant's Noble Phantasm and is synonymous with the Servant himself, who in his previous life was known as Kazikli Voyvoda, or the Impaler Prince. The tortures and horrors released by the multitude of spears that his Noble Phantasm summons inflicts damage equivalent to the immorality and depravity found in the soul of the targeted opponent and can be seen as a form of divine punishment.
During the time of his reign as monarch of Wallachia, Vlad instituted a number of somewhat oppressive and punitive policies aimed at the lower levels of the nobility whom Vlad felt had seriously undermined and destabilized his country with their excessive corruption and political maneuverings. In addition to laws designed to curtail their excesses, he also carried out an unprecedented number of impalings amongst the noble classes.
While many believed he was simply trying to reduce the number of rivals and opponents to his rule, Vlad was shockingly ruthless in his approach to justice, targeting commoners and the upper-class with equal viciousness. His kingdom became a land of horrors, culminating with the 1459 impaling of an emissary from the Ottoman Empire, who survived on the stake for several days before finally succumbing.
02 - Vampire...?
A demon said to feed on blood.
A being some claims to be of the undead, and painted as evil and ungodly by those whole hold to a religious view of the world. In addition to the need to feed on the blood of humans, creatures such as this also are seemly immortal and are able to control lesser demons.
03 - Dracula
Means "Son of the Dragon."
His father was a member of the Order of the Dragon, an organization that originated during the rise of the Holy Roman Empire, and he took this name from his father's legacy.
Skills English | Japanese
Aegis of the Divine [A+++]
An ability bestowed upon those who have sacrificed themselves for what they believe to be greater good. Although obstinately a form of divine protection, it does not necessarily mean that one has received the blessing of the gods. Instead, it is a manifestation of one's absolute faith and self-righteousness...
However, the more powerful this ability becomes, the more detrimental the effect it has on a person's sanity and personality.
Gives one the strength and vitality to escape from even the most dire of situations. It also gives one the ability to successfully retreated to allied territory if defeated.
Seraphic Monstrosity [A]
Dracula. Once the name of a proud family worthy of honor and respect, it is now a name given to a monster whose past has been grossly distorted as a result of his actions in his mortal life. The influence of perception has transformed both his abilities and appearance.
Also, this skill cannot be altered or removed.
Details English | Japanese
01 - Character Background
Considered a heroic figure in Romanian history, he was seen as a noble warrior who rebuilt and maintained the kingdom of Wallachia as well as the shield of Christendom against the threat of the Ottoman Empire.
The name Dracula was the most common appellate used when referring to Vlad III during his reign as King of Wallachia. Originally a duke appointed to his office under the auspices of the Eastern Roman Empire, he adopted many of the customs of that country's court, including signing all documents in the early Roman style. The name itself comes from his father's (Vlad II) enrollment into the Order of the Dragon, a monarchial chivalric order founded by Sigismund of Hungary, who later ascended to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire. His father took the surname Dracul and Vlad III appended the "a", signifying that he was "the son of Dracul."
The Order of the Dragon's primary purpose was to defend the Christian world from the increasing influence and might of the Islamic Ottoman Empire, a calling that Vlad III enthusiastically embraced. It is believed by some that he took the name Dracula not only in honor of his father, bus as also as an announcement of his intentions of safeguarding all of Christendom against the Turks as the "Son of the Dragon."
In order to protect Wallachia from what he considered the ravaging Turkish hordes, he instituted a series of conscriptions and laws that almost destroyed the noble class and stability of his realm, as well as resorted to measures considered to be beyond monstrous even by the somewhat barbaric standards of the time. His cruelty and savagery was such that at one point he had over 20,000 captured enemy soldiers impaled in an effort to intimidate his foe. In the end he was betrayed by the nobles he had turned his back on and was assassinated at the age of 46 years old.
02 - "Dracula"
Known as one of the greatest monsters of modern history, the inevitable distortions and exaggerations of scholars throughout the centuries cannot wholly cover the well-documented horrors and atrocities committed by his direct commands. Although he is seen as a hero and savior by some, the lengths he went to preserve the independence of Wallachia and to repel the Turk will forever paint him as an incarnation of satanic evil on Earth.
This was the year in which he first used impaling not only as punishment, but also as a form of psychological warfare in order to slow down the advances of the Turkish invasion into the western kingdoms. With a force of just 10,000 troops, Vlad III made extensive use of what are now known as guerilla and scorched-earth tactics to harass and weaken the enemy forces, which at one points consisted of over 150,000 soldiers. At one point, he drove his forces into Carpathian Mountains after annihilating the Turkish forces surrounding the city of Bucharest.
The scene that the main Turkish force encountered when they finally arrived to help the city was one of nightmares. Surrounding the entire city was a vast forest comprised entirely of impaled soldiers, some 20,000 in total. It is said that the lines of impaled Turks stretched for kilometers in every direction. The sight of their comrade's bodies impaled on stakes in combination with the overpowering stench of decay broke the morale and spirit of the Turkish army. Even Mehmed II , son of the Turkish Sultan and known as the conqueror, was shaken and ordered his forces to withdraw, saying the following:
"I fear no man alive, but even I cannot hope to fight the devil."
In the end, Vlad III rationalized his brutality and his lack of remorse gave him a battle vision far superior to those he faced. However, his actions made him a pariah amongst even his supporters and his life came to a tragic end due to betrayal.
On an unrelated note, many military historians theorize that Vlad's actions against the Turks are the first time that guerilla warfare tactics made their appearance and that they were the reason for his many successes against a demonstratively superior force. If one is to have so much success defending something only to be repaid with treason and assassination, isn't it reasonable to assume that one would go insane from rage and disappointment?
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3
 Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 3 - Servant status: Lancer of Black English | Japanese
Master: Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia
True name: Vlad III
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Noble Phantasm: A
■ Magic Resistance: B
Magecraft Invocations in regards to three bars or less are completely nullified.
It it is difficult to be harmed by High Thaumaturgy, Ritual Spells, etc.
■ Demonic Defender of the State: EX
By reserving leylines in advance, the specific range is treated as "one's domain."
With regards to battle inside this domain, the ruler, Vlad III acquires a combat power bonus comparable to a Berserker's A rank in Mad Enhancement.
Kazikli Bey is a usable Noble Phantasm only where this skill forms it's domain.
■ Kazikli Bey - Execution Lord
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Maximum Targets: 666 people
From space a large amount of spears appear skewering the opponent
Attack radius is 1km. Maximum amount of stakes reaches 20,000
Also, every time a spear is taken in the hand and hits the opponent, the effect "skewered" is born. With the heart as the origin and oriented outwards stakes appear
In addition, seeing countless amounts of spears gives the opponent a feeling of oppression
■ Legend of Dracula: Legend of Fresh Blood
Type: Anti-Unit (Self) Noble Phantasm
Maximum Targets: 1 person
Due to his oral tradition, he incarnates into his Dracula image. Transformation into a vampire.
Becoming Count Dracula, Vlad III's normal skills and Noble Phantasms are sealed in exchange for: extreme amplification of the body's ability, animal and fog shapeshifting, healing ability, Mystic Eyes of Enchantment, and a vulnerability to light and holy symbols weak point is also obtained.
 Fate/complete material IV: Extra material - Fate/Apocrypha - Vlad III, p.304-305 English | Japanese
Vlad III, the Lord Impaler
He is the lord impaler of the Principality of Wallachia. Motivated by a love of his nation and a duty to maintain its sovereignty and power, he purged all who would oppose its interests. Though there is an aura of danger about him, he in fact possesses a modest and considerate personality; but his opinions and unrestrained manner of expression lend easily to the impression that he is a sociopath who has disengaged himself from the standard mores of society. He tries to ignore the reputation of the vampire modeled after him in a mature manner -- but somehow, representations of him that he comes across will end up being destroyed.
- Class: Lancer
- Source: Historical fact
- Region: Europe
- Alignment: Lawful Neutral
- Sex: Male
- Height: 190cm
- Weight: 80kg
- Armament: Spear
Illustrations: Hirotaka Maeda (Rejet.co)
Creator: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)
This is the real man (1431-1476) who was the model for the legend of Dracula. He had a very clear sense of justice but was also brutal, as he executed about one fifth of the population of his country through his life. His homeland, Wallachia, was a small country stuck between the large nations of Turkey and Hungary. He led a tragic life, during which he murdered his father, buried his older brother alive, and went to war against his younger brother. His war against Turkey was a desperate battle including guerrilla warfare and scorched earth tactics, and several times, he left mountains of Turkish enemy soldiers he impaled. He was captured in Hungary due to political circumstances, and spent 12 years in prison. Then, in 1476, he turned his back on Orthodox Church and converted his country to Catholicism; the same year, he died in battle against the Turkish army and his younger brother Radu. He was 45.
- STR: C
- CON: C
- AGI: B
- MGI: A
- LCK: D
- Noble Phantasm: B
- Demonic Defender of the State
Capacity of the Servant to mark a region as his personal dominion by securing the surrounding leylines prior to an engagement, permitting reinforcement of his combat capabilities when fighting in defense. Kazikli Bey is a Noble Phantasm that may be deployed only within the marked domain.
- Kazıklı Bei: The Lord of Execution
A noble phantasm deployable only within the Servant's marked domain. Within a range of 1 kilometer, a maximum of 20 thousand pikes can gradually manifest over time, bursting from the ground to impale opponents. Manifested pikes remain as a physical barrier that eliminates free ground, and evasion thus becomes less likely with passage of time. The sight of the pikes impose a curse-like psychological effect, destabilizing an opponent's mental condition with oppressive anxiety or fear.
- Legend of Dracula: The Succession of Blood
An ability gained through the distortion of the Servant's heroic legend. The Servant can alter his aspect to become the vampire modeled after him. In exchange for the sealing of his normal skills and Noble Phantasms, all attributes are boosted, and he obtains the capacity to shapeshift into mist and assorted animals. Being in nature similar to a Dead Apostle, he possesses the Curse of Restoration and the Mystic Eye of Enchantment, as well as weaknesses against daylight and holy symbols.
- Class: Lancer