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Noble Phantasm
Phoebus Catastrophe
Japanese name: ポイボス・カタストロフェ
Title: The Complaint Message on the Arrow
Japanese title: 訴状の矢文
Owner: Archer of Red
Type: Anti-Army
Rank: B
Small[1] (CM4)
Range: 2-50
Maximum number of targets: 100 people

"With my bow and arrows, I respectfully ask for the divine protection of the sun god Apollo and the moon goddess Artemis. I offer thee this calamity — Phoebus Catastrophe: Complaint Message on the Arrow!"
Archer of Red

Phoebus Catastrophe: Complaint Message on the Arrow (訴状の矢文ポイボス・カタストロフェ, ?) is a "complaint letter" affixed to an arrow sent by Atalanta seeking divine protection from sun god Apollo, god of the bow and arrow, and moon goddess Artemis, goddess of the hunt. It is associated with the episode in which Artemis and Apollo shot to death all the children of the fertile woman Niobe after she boasted that she was greater than their mother, Leto, because "Leto had fewer children".[1] In seeking their divine protection, they desire a calamity in compensation, so it is equated to their protection being a calamity for the enemy. Rather than her bow or arrows acting as the Noble Phantasm, it is instead the technique itself of nocking and shooting arrows with her bow. Its original design discarded for the novels has it so the letter will randomly reach either Artemis or Apollo, targeting all women if Artemis is reached and all men if Apollo is reached.[1]

Nocking two arrows, a complaint to the gods, she aims them at the sky as they begin to shine, before releasing them at a great enough speed that they pierce through the clouds while leaving behind a glittering trail. Shortly after, there comes a faint light filling the sky and a sound similar to falling rain, but it instead a rain of arrows of light as if the enemy is immersed in a downpour.[2] As the malevolent gods seek a sacrifice, they scatter down a "torrential rain under the name of catastrophe." It is possible to control the range of the downpour, letting it spread over the battlefield or focusin it all onto a single enemy. The single arrows are powerful enough to pierce through even Caster of Black's golems, but are able to be evaded and blocked by Servants. Concentrated targeting to purify a single enemy is much stronger, reducing even the durable Berserker of Red to a near-death state before he regenerates.

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