Nerroth wrote:Do the Pharaohs count?
Since they were meant to become divine after death, and all.
Which Pharaohs? There is hell lots of them .
Rider-class Servant: Ramesses the Great
A lot of thanks for this go to BL's Tohsaka Rin, for her time, patience, effort and wisdom - for all of which I am very grateful. And to BL's mima, for cheering on the idea, and for not minding my 'borrowing' of some of her layout!
Regarded by many as the greatest pharaoh to have ever lived, the epitome of the power and majesty of ancient Egypt, Ramesses lived a long and successful life as the third, and by far the longest-reigning, pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty.
Establishing the city of Pi-Ramesses as his new capital, reaching his navies into the Mediterranean to crush the Sherdana, and his armies into the Near East to face the Hittites (most famously at the various battles fought at Qadesh
) and south into Nubia, the pharaoh's writ ran large - and even before his death was revered by his subjects as a living god.
He is renowned as one of ancient Egypt's greatest builders, with temples, statues, obelisks and other works created by his decree across Upper and Lower Egypt.
He was a fearless and skilled leader in war, despite a few upsets at Qadesh along the way. He also proved to be a great man of peace, as he transformed the state of Near East political relations by forging a solid alliance with the Hittite king Hattusili III through the Eternal Treaty, or Treaty of Qadesh - the world's oldest peace accord.
And as with all pharaohs, once his reign finally ended (when he was in his nineties - very
old for a pharaoh) his soul was commended to enjoy a reign of millions of years, to shine upon the heavens as a new star in the Orion - or perhaps Osirian - constellation.
But as a copy of his records enjoys a place of prominence within the Throne of Heroes, he might be interested in taking a break from his astral sovereignty, and ride to war once more?
: Ramesses Meryamun (Personal name) / Usermaatre-setepenre (Throne name) / Kanakht Merymaa (Horus name) / Userrenput-aanehktu (Golden Horus name)
: Lawful Good
Natural talent in commanding a large military force. Rank A can be said to be the greatest popular support obtainable as a human being.
* Magic Resistance
Cancels single-action spell execution. Level of magic resistance is the equivalent of having an amulet with charms against mystical energy.
* Military Tactics
Tactical instinctive ability used not for one-on-one combat, but in a battlefield where many are mobilized. Advantageous modifiers are provided in situations when executing one's own anti-army Noble Phantasms or in dealing with the opponent's anti-army Noble Phantasm.
Talent in riding. As long as it is a beast, he can ride up to mythical/divine level beasts. This does not apply to dragon races.
Ramesses was considered the incarnation of the god Horus in life, and an incarnation of Osiris in death, as part of his reign amongst the stars... word has it his star may be already forming its own planetary system.
~Royal Bow: Hailstorm of Arrows~
While mounted on his mighty chariot, Ramesses relied upon his trusted bow for ranged attacks, when the tide of the battle called upon the use of bow fire rather than melee combat. He can fire the bow normally at a single target, or rapid-fire at up to four targets with shots at rank D and with a reduced chance of hitting the targets in question.
~Khopesh: Scythe of Horus~
Ramesses' preferred melee weapon, used either on foot or while mounted, claimed the necks of countless enemies of the kingdom, and was notable for being the first such weapon used by a Pharaoh in combat. Despite this, it is not one of Ramesses' more powerful weapons, but enough to suffice if the need arises.
~Chariot of a Living God: Deliverer of Victory~
A manifestation of the war chariot upon which the living Ramesses made war upon his enemies, the chariot is fast and powerful, pulled by two horse Phantasmic Beasts - named Victory in Thebes
and Mut is Satisfied
, after the steeds which bore his chariot at Qadesh, and guided by the will of the Egyptian gods. Two damage rolls, from the hooves of the two Phantasmic horses and the chariot's wheels, are made. In addition to the physical damage from both attacks, the chariot serves as a stable firing platform for Ramesses, allowing him to use his Royal Bow unhindered even at a galloping pace.
~Tablet of Qadesh: Eternal Treaty~
One of the most renowned accomplishments of Ramesses' reign was the signing of the Eternal Treaty with the Hittite king Hattusili III, which turned two long-standing rivals into firm allies, and cemented Egypt's place as a dominant power in the Near East. Indeed, a copy of the Treaty can be found at the United Nations building in New York, where it still serves as an example of powers setting aside war and turning to diplomacy in its stead.
If Ramesses activates the Tablet while he and his Master form an alliance with another Master and Servant, the Tablet provides benefits to both parties for the duration of the accord. The Tablet records the name of the allied Servant, through causing a cartouche representing the Servant to magically appear upon its surface. It grants Independent Action rank A on Ramesses and the allied Servant, and both Ramesses and the allied Servant have one of either their Strength, Agility or Endurance stats (determined randomly) boosted by one level (C to B, B to A etc).
The accord must be re-affirmed at some stage within 72 hours, at which point it, and its abilities, are extended by a further 72 hours. If it is allowed to lapse, the name of the other Servant disappears from the tablet's surface, and the bonuses granted to both Ramesses and the other Servant are lost.
However, if either Ramesses or the allied Servant (or their respective Masters) break the alliance while the accord is still in effect, the tablet unleashes a powerful curse upon the offending party. The cursed Servant suffers a reduction of their stats by one rank for 72 hours after the contract is broken.