Fate/Strange Fake is a novel by Ryohgo Narita, the author of Baccano. It was originally placed on Narita's homepage under the title of "Fake/states night", presented as a prologue and introduction for a role playing style game as an April Fool's joke. The text was taken down after April Fool's, but was later rereleased in the form of a novel included as an extra with the magazine TYPE-MOON Ace 2, with illustrations by Shidzuki Morii and an afterword by the author. The plot centers around a Grail War faultily copied from the third Grail War in Snowfield, a small town in California, ten years after Fate/hollow ataraxia.
After the end of the third Grail War, an organization from the United States that has magi separate from the London based Mage Association as members took data from Fuyuki's Grail War and planned their own ritual. After seventy years, they used the city Snowfield, California, north of Las Vegas, which is surrounded by a forest, swamp, valley, and a desert in the respective cardinal directions to act as the Sacred Land for their own Grail War. They were unable to successfully copy every aspect of the ritual, which lead to it acting only as an imitation that has lost the Saber class and allowed for the summoning of strange Servants due to the definition of a "hero" being blurred.
The Mage's Association has sent Langel and his pupil, Fardius, to investigate the city and the status of the war. Fardius, a spy from the US organization, has Langel sniped upon arrival, despite knowing that Langel was simply a puppet. He announces that their Holy Grail War has been in development and that it is real, which causes an uproar at the Clock Tower, and wishes to "advertise" the project to the Association.
Due to the nature of the War, there is no Saber class Servant, but instead the seventh Master, the Player has the ability to summon different Servants for a brief time.
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