This is a list of major locations in the Nasuverse.
Alimango Island (アリマゴ島, Arimago-shima?, Arimago Island in the English localization) is a small island with a fishing village consisting of around three hundred families that appears in Fate/Zero. It is undeveloped, with dirt roads and only three or four old, beaten-up vehicles on the entire island. Father Simon runs a local church. Its name means "crab" in Filipino, and it comes from when the island was said to have contained a shrine to a deity of the sea. People left offerings to the deity, and it is said in folktales that a girl looking to feed her sick mother stole them and was divinely punished by being turned into a crab. It is said that those who eat crabs caught on the island will have any disease cured, after the story of the girl's mother finally recovering from her long illness. Far from the town in the jungle, there is a mansion that is said to be built next to the former location of the shrine. People of the town do not go near it due to legends also saying those who go near it too often will be cursed, so Norikata Emiya uses it to practice magecraft in secrecy. The entire population is killed by the Mage's Association and Holy Church after being turned into ghouls by Shirley.
- Main article: Fuyuki City
- Main article: Mifune City
- Main article: Misaki Town
- Domrémy (ドンレミ, Donremi?)
- Vaucouleurs (ヴォークルール, Vōkurūru?)
- La Charité (ラ・シャリテ, Ra Sharite?).
- Dijon (ジュラ, Jura?)
- Lyon (リヨン, Riyon?)
- Marseille (マルセイユ, Maruseiyu?)
- Thiers (ティエール, Tiēru?)
- Bordeaux (ボルドー, Borudō?)
The Einzbern Castle is located in Germany, in a mountain district near a certain river. 
The neatest district of southern Torino (トリノ, ?) of Italy, there is an elegant villa built atop a small hill and the villa is considered to be Tokiomi's secondary residence. This is the location where Kirei Kotomine, Risei Kotomine and Tokiomi Tohsaka discuss about the upcoming Fourth Holy Grail War.
Bucharest is the capital of Romania, formerly known as "Little Paris" during the early twentieth century. The bombs of the World War II, two earthquakes, and the megalomaniacal urban development of the dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu destroyed many of the building of the period. While much of the beauty was lost, many old churches and historically valuable buildings from the old city can be seen travelling on the Calea Victoriei cutting through the city from south to north. As of the Great Holy Grail War, there is a series of murders that causes one newspaper to make a joking title of "The Return of Jack the Ripper?"
Considered another wound carved into the country by the Ceaușescu regime are the "children of Ceaușescu", the destructive legacy of the regime born from its policies. Romania once outlawed contraceptives and abortions, and had attempted to force all families to have at least five children. Many youths were unable to be raised and ended up as street children who delved into lives of crime and human trafficking. While the dictatorship ended in revolution, those lives who were born could not be returned, and they were devoured and scattered by criminal organizations and people of power, surviving by turning from the prey to the predators.
It has nearly six hundred years of history, and it possesses many spiritually powerful leylines suitable for summoning Servants. Using the Stavropoleos Church, the necromancer Kairi Sisigou is best able to summon his Servant.
Sighisoara (シギショアラ, Shigishoara?) is the birthplace of Vlad III, and the closet city to Trifas outside of Yggdmillennia's influence. Closer than Bucharest, it remains a good location for the Red Faction during the Great Holy Grail War until the completion of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It was formed in the 12th century by a settlement of Saxons, and it is a rare city that displays strong vestiges of the Middle Ages, rare for even within Europe. The Red Faction uses the Church on the Hill as their base initially. It is a high-up church with a famous dome-roofed staircase said to contain one hundred and seventy-two steps.
Trifas (トゥリファス, Turifasu?) is a city in Transylvania, Romania and main setting of Fate/Apocrypha. It is a small city north of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, that has acted as the base of the Yggdmillennia clan since the Middle Ages. Its citadel and part of the city are surrounded by walls built to defend against the invasion of the Turks during the Middle Ages, and they are still perfectly preserved in the modern day. Many of the city's buildings have been repeatedly repaired and reconstructed since they were built in the Middle ages, making them no less valuable than those in Sighisoara.
The symbol of the city is a large castle upon a small hill, the the Fortress of Millennia. The castle has remained under the ownership of Yggdmillennia and not once changed hands through the invasion of the Ottoman Turks, the outbreak of the Black Death, and the explosions of modern war. Despite the hardships that have befallen the city, the fortress and the clan still stand strong. They also employ menial homunculi to perform various chores and patrol the castle while wielding halberds.
The city has a population of twenty thousand, and they thrive mostly around agriculture and textiles. They live in fear of those living in the castle, and though the sights inside, the patrolling soldiers unthinkable in the modern age and statues with glowing eyes, would shock people, the residents of the city would never step inside in the first place. They are forbidden from even stepping outside of their homes whenever the lights of the citadel are lit, and with the advent of the Great Holy Grail War, the lights that had been off for a long period of time are once again bright. They can only pray for the safety of their homes and continue their daily lives.
Avalon (アヴァロン, Avaron?) is the paradise in the Arthurian legends. It is a small world that was called the Land of the Eternal Spring and the Island of Apples in mythology, the utopia was thought to be derived from the island that produced the "Apple of Immortality" in Greek mythology.
Avalon is somewhere in Britain, but at the same time not in Britain. It is in the exact same coordinates and takes up the same space, but still nowhere to be found on the “surface” of the planet where humans live. It is located at the Other Side of the World, it is the star of the inland sea and the soul of the planet called Earth. To be precise, it should be called a phase misaligned with multi-dimensions as it lies inside as well as outside after all.
It is a Utopia that may not be granted to beasts which possess wisdom, one that may never be reached. It is a world cut off from the constant decay and destruction of the surface of the planet and, although it is nestled in human history, has no connection to other lands at all. Daytime is filled with spring’s sunshine and the smell of summer; night is wrapped in the autumn air and stars of winter. It is where flowers of all colours bloom on gently sloping plains. A forest can be clearly seen in the far distance, enveloped by the overlooking sky; the view is evenly divided between the sky and the earth. There is no sign of human civilization in the lands. On earth there are countless flowers and bugs; in the forest there is water and green, and ethereally beautiful fairies lurk in the pond. The paradise people imagine is only an imitation of this place. Here, in this un-trodden place, the bounds of a tabooed land (禁足地, kinsoku-chi?) serve as the ends of the island. Though the island has no end, it seems to change like any other land. Further into the island the land turns barren, similar to Britain. It is where fairies got up and went to after the Age of Gods ended.
According to Merlin, the density of Magical energy is too strong. He thought it shouldn't be called a paradise, but it could be better utilized as a weapon instead. He compares the place to a vacuum, simply breathing in it is enough to end up dead. In one breath a human of the current age would burst from inside out.
Once Artoria Pendragon terminated her contract with the World by destroying the Holy Grail by her own will, she goes to Avalon. In the Last Episode, Shirou Emiya was able to reach Avalon and reunite with Artoria.
Aylesbury, England is a countryside village resembling a medieval town with unmatched concrete factories. Though the land was commercially worthless, development funded by V & V Industries (V＆Vインダストリィ, V&V Indasutory?) to make a band of factories, even if out of date, has made the village previously in ruin from a declining population into an industrial area. The company is owned Van-Fem of the The Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors, and he has used the area in order to prepare the area for the Aylesbury Valesti ritual. Though both the Mage's Association and Church are monitoring the area, all that has gone into it are legitimate funds and human labor, so they cannot act even if they know it is a farm for the Dead Apostles. So long as that human fairness holds, they cannot act until the supernatural has caused it to collapse.
While there is not a deadlock between all three groups, it can be said there is a careful balance of power. Both the Association and the Church are looking to take over the area on their own without any cooperation, so they are enemies in the conflict. The Association has more firepower than the Church, but magi are fundamentally the same type of existence as Dead Apostles. They share the same craft, but it can be said the Dead Apostles, who have reached a higher level of the supernatural, have the upper-hand against them. The Church specializes in in destroying vampires and can be considered the Ancestors' worst enemy, so they are vying for the Association to quickly overwhelm the Church.
Western European ConglomerateEdit
Snowfield (スノーフィールド, Sunōfīrudo?) is a suburban town in western United States that is the main setting of Fate/strange fake. North of Las Vegas, it is currently a thriving city with a population of 800,000, but it was previously an area home to a scant few indigenous peoples at the beginning of the 20th century. For over one thousand years, it had been the home of Tine Chelc's people, who protected it from settlers until the government and magi joined forces to overrun them to prepare for the False Holy Grail War. Though it was an area that had very few records before then, it rapidly began to develop as a boomtown seventy years ago, and the land went through a complete transformation by the time of the 21st century.
There is a vast ravine north of the city, a dense forest, unusual in such an arid area, to the west of the city, a tract of lakes and marshes east of the city, and a vast desert unfolding south of the city. It does not contain any farmland despite being surrounded by land suited for agriculture, standing out as a strange existence from its surroundings like a "cleft." It is described by some as a town with its sights set on the future, with the correct mixture of the natural and artificial.
The central district of the town appears as grand as New York or Chicago with towering buildings and a pair of six-lane causeways, the city's primary north-south and east-west arterial roads, meeting at a large scramble intersection near the city center. Both roads seem to form a crucifix from above, extending into all four of the surrounding environments. The city hall tower stands as the tallest building, the Center Park contains a fountain and is populated by families mid-day, and the Snowfield Central Hospital is a large, white building that looks like an art museum, furnished with the finest equipment in the city and various specialists.
- Main article: Ahnenerbe
Great Cat's VillageEdit
Great Cat's Village (グレートキャッツビレッジ, Gurēto Kyattsu Birejji?), also called GCV and the Cat Kingdom, is the mysterious, unearthly kingdom of cats, home of NEKO Spirits like Neco-Arc. It is an underground kingdom that exists both in the world and nowhere at once, said by some to be the dream of a certain mighty cat. While its size fluctuates from village to cottage to company, it is basically a village. There is also a Great Cats Garden that has crocodiles.
It has a single military unit, Abaddon's Beret, a self-defense force composed of Neco-Arcs specifically chosen for their uncontrollable overflowing savage nature, excellent physical ability, and unmatched intelligence. Though the envy of Neco-Arcs, they are not actually that useful in battle. Neco-Arc Chaos also has his own Dark Chaos Corps.
Land of SteelEdit
- Main article: Land of Steel
- Leaves of Yggdrasil
- Western Continent
- Great Rift
- Witch Swift Umbrella
- Main article: Moon
- Main article: Moon Cell
Other Side of the WorldEdit
In Fate/Apocrypha, Sieg in his Fafnir dragon form has migrated the Greater Grail to the Other Side of the World. Manaka Sajyou encounters Sieg when she sends her consciousness through the "Other Side of the World" in Fate/Labyrinth.
The Shapeless Isle (形なき島, Katanaki Shima?) was the home of Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. It was an island far beyond Oceanus, known only to the three grey witches, the Graeae. With rumors of the beautiful sisters and the monster Gorgon, many were drawn to the island. Some wished to confirm the legends of the Gorgon, some sought glory from slaying it, some were guided by an oracle's prophecy, and others equipped themselves with swords, spears, and bows and arrows to travel there without speaking of it to anyone. None of them returned or even died normally, but instead were turned to stone while alive and had their lives end in that place.
 Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: Atlas Academy [Place name], p.155 [T]
The Atlas Institute [Place name]
The Atlas Institute is an association of Magus and Alchemists based somewhere in Egypt’s Atlas Mountains. It is also known as the Giant’s Pit.
It was formerly one of the three major branches of the Mage’s Association, and it was responsible for measurement and prediction.
It is an institute focused on the study and development of alchemy, but its members broke off from the mainstream modern practice of alchemy that originated in the Middle Ages. Atlas Institute Alchemists are the founders of modern magic practice, and they are more concerned about the greater truths of the universe than mainstream Alchemists.
Unlike most Magus, Atlas Alchemists special abilities were based on a Man+Machine approach. Following their mantra “Faster, Stronger, More Accurate” they treated their bodies as containers to fill and modify in order to develop their abilities.
They possessed great calculation and measurement ability that is rare to manifest naturally in a normal human (and their five senses). It was their belief that humans have evolved to gather information, analyze it and then directly solve any problems perceived.
The correctness of this idea was somewhat proven in the magic-devoid world of Fate/Extra. The Alchemists of Atlas have poor magic circuits, and did not lead their lives relying on magic. As they are Alchemists who did not rely on magic (or to be precise couldn’t rely on magic) even as the decline of magic circuits progressed, they could continue their pursuit and study of magic.
However, after an extended period of time where no children were born to succeed the veteran Atlas Alchemists, their self-determined downfall came about irrespective of the magic circuit decline.
There is not even a single homunculus remaining at Atlas. The last living Atlas Alchemist died of sickness after producing the last homunculus, which lives in a cave somewhere else.
The Atlas Alchemists disappeared, and their research facilities which were built using unknown techniques stretch out in an underground city which is now, more or less, a giant graveyard.
 Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Characters, p.135
Q: Where does the main Einzbern family live? The “von” in the is supposed to be German, right?
Q: Where does the main Einzbern family live? The “von” in the is supposed to be German, right?
A: They live in Germany, in a mountain district near a certain river.
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Sighisoara [Place name], p.169 [T]
Sighisoara [Place name]
The name of a real place. It is a Romanian provincial city to the northwest of the capital Bucharest, and it is where Vlad Tepes…Vlad III’s parental home is preserved. It has a long and old history, having been formed primarily as part of colonization from Germany in the 12th century. The old town district in particular is a precious place where buildings from the Middle Ages still remain as they were in the past.
Trifas was conceived using this city as a model, while also made so as not to be eye-catching as a tourist attraction in comparison.
 Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: The Everdistant Utopia [Noble Phantasm], p.063 [T]
The Everdistant Utopia [Noble Phantasm]
The paradise in the Arthurian legends; a scabbard bearing the name of the Faerie Land.
The utopia Avalon was thought to be derived from the island that produced the "Apple of Immortality" in Greek mythology.
Avalon mended all wounds and halted the wielder's aging process. After unleashing its true name, Avalon would break into hundreds of shards and shield the wielder from all interference.
The sheath of the holy sword was excavated by the Einzberns from Cornwall. It was given to Kiritsugu as a catalyst to summon King Arthur.
It was a Noble Phantasm reaching the realm of True Magic. Avalon shut out all physical interference, operation of parallel worlds, and multi-dimensional communication (up to the sixth dimension).
If Saber went hikikomori, no one would reach her.
 Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Great Cat's Village [Place name], p.057
Great Cat's Village [Place name]
The mysterious, unearthly kingdom of cats. Also known as the GCV. An underground kingdom that is both everywhere in this world, and nowhere.
Its size is constantly fluctuating from village to cottage to company, but in the end it's basically a village. There are some that say it is the dream of a certain mighty cat.
 Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: I want to go to the Crocodile Garden [Technique name], p.191
I want to go to the Crocodile Garden [Technique name]
Neco Arc's killer move. J214A. She attacks horizontally by… turning into a rocket!
It seems that there may be some connection to the technique "Farewell, Ciel-sensei! Our friendship ended in the Crocodile Garden!" that appeared in Neco Arc's command list in the third character popularity poll.
Also, this is totally unrelated, but all of Neco Arc's techniques are extremely powerful. Something like the True Ancestor Beam can't be fully observed with the naked eye. Of course, this technique is no exception – its fearsome effectiveness is seriously troublesome.
Incidentally, aren't there crocodiles in the Great Cats Garden…?
 Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Elite Neco Corps [Technique name], p.059
Elite Cat Troops [Technique name]
The Neco Arcs summoned by Neco Arc. The GCV's only military unit.
It is a self-defense force composed solely of specially chosen Neco Arcs whose overflowing savage nature, excellent physical ability, and unmatched intelligence cannot be controlled. These chosen few are known as Abaddon's Beret, and are the envy of all the Neco Arcs.
Of course, that's completely unrelated to its power as a technique. There is a high degree of randomness involved, so it's really only useful as a provocation.
Probably, this was done in order to faithfully translate the idea that even Neco Arc cannot control the Neco Arcs into game mechanics.
Also, recently there have been rumors swirling about a Dark Chaos Corps, but…?
 Fate/Apocrypha material - Encyclopedia: Other Side of the World [Others], p.173 [T]
Reverse Side of the World [Others]
The place where the evil dragon Fafnir finally arrived at the very end of the novels. The Phantasmal Races, having understood that the Age of the Gods was over, ceded the Earth’s surface to humans and moved to this place. The world where humans currently live (including the laws of physics) is like a fabric that thinly extends across the surface of the planet. Beneath that fabric exist the planet known as “Earth”. On the other hand, the Reverse Side of the World is the world as it was before humans lived there… that is, the fabric of the era where Phantasmal Races strode the land. In other words, the Earth is the bottommost layer of the planet, and it is covered by the “Reverse Side of the World”—the place where the laws of the “world” as it once was reigns, and covering that is the “Present World”.
In the Reverse Side of the World, the Holy Grail cannot activate its function of “using the Third Sorcery”. In the first place, that function was for the sake of granting Shirou Kotomine’s wish. In other words, it is programmed to target humans, and doesn’t count Phantasmal Races as valid targets.
Jeanne d’Arc is a Heroic Spirit who, from the start, lost her human body long ago. Because of that, the chances of her reaching the Reverse Side weren’t completely zero… However, that is merely the kind of “not zero” like, as a comparison, somehow managing to pass through a wall with the tunnel effect, but the Throne where Heroic Spirits Exist is cut off from the time axis, so she effectively had an infinite number of attempts to try.
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