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English | Japanese | Goddess Rhongomyniad

“Holy Spear, anchor!"
"Let light be released from the Ends of the Earth. It shall split the heavens, and connect the land. Anchor of the Storm!"
"Rhongomyniad!!”

Lancer


Rhongomyniad: The Spear That Shines To The Ends Of The Earth (最果てにて輝ける槍ロンゴミニアド, Saihate nite Kagayakeru YariRongominiado?) is the holy lance of King Arthur. Also known as Ron, it is regarded in the same light as the holy lance Longinus that pierced the Messiah around the 1st Century AD.[2]

Battle of camlann

The final conflict between Artoria and Mordred.

King Arthur used it in her final battle to kill Mordred. It is said that no matter the toughness of Mordred's armor, it amounted to nothing before the lance as it pierced her chest.[3] King Arthur also used this spear against Vortigern in his Dragon form, and the spiral light of the spear pierced through the heart of the dragon.[4]

It is actually not meant to be used as a weapon to strike down external invaders. The Holy Spear is only the shadow of the main body and true form of Rhongomyniad, a tower of light that acts as one of the anchors that fasten together the skins of the planet, existing to ensure the World's stability.[1][5] It is a "pillar of light" that fastens together the outer layer of the world (reality) and the Reverse Side of the World (illusion).[1][2] It has been said that, in the unlikely event that the anchor is undone, "reality" will be torn off from the surface of the World to reveal the Reverse Side of the World, re-enacting the Age of Gods. Being the "king" that stood at the final moments of illusion and the Age of Gods, King Arthur possessed the holy lance that conceals such a tremendous power.[2] For that same reason, Rhongomyniad is regarded as the "spear of the end", the light of destruction coming down from the heavens.[6]

Bedivere states that none of the Knights of the Round Table ever questioned the spear's nature, and so never learned of its significance or power, meaning that only King Arthur and Merlin among them were ever aware of what it is.

English | Japanese

“Holy Spear, anchor."
"Pierce! Take this! The thirteen fangs!"
"Rhongomyniad!!”

Lancer Alter

Thanks to the existence of the thirteen restraints that are endowed with the same processes as Excalibur, the Holy Spear can barely qualify as a Noble Phantasm. Its original power is limited by thirteen restraints, but nevertheless, this is the pillar of the Ends of the Earth that shines to extol the brilliance of the planet.[1] The activation of this spear is restricted by the "thirteen seals", an attribute it shares with Excalibur Proto, and at least half of the seals must be fulfilled to release the light from the Ends of the Earth. Without fulfilling this requirement, by releasing the True Name, the Holy Spear will emit a fragment of the power of the light that shines in the far away.[2] When releasing the complete True Name invocation, both its Type and Rank changes.[1][2] Artoria Pendragon in her Altered form has never released the complete True Name invocation in Fate/Grand Order yet for she has not released half of the restraints.[7]

The ability to use it has been passed down in a line descended from the relatives of King Arthur, and it is currently held by Gray. Her Mystic Code "Add" only existed as a temporary seal to stop the degradation of the weapon's Mystery in the first place. When activated, it can launch a beam of light.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Artoria Pendragon (Lancer), translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Fate/Grand Order Profile of Artoria Pendragon (Lancer Alter), translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
  3. Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 1: Chapter 2, p.142-143
  4. Garden of Avalon - Chapter 02: Story of Knights, p.54-59
  5. Garden of Avalon - Chapter 02: The Light of the Stars, p.40-52
  6. Fate/Grand Order - Artoria Pendragon (Lancer)'s Interlude
  7. Fate/Grand Order material III: section on Artoria Pendragon (Lancer Alter)'s Noble Phantasms, translated by You at Beast's Lair.
  8. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Adra Castle Separation: Chapter 5, Part 3, p.374-375