Fate/Apocrypha Episode 8
The Beginning of the War
The Red Faction begins their assault on Castle Yggdmillenia, with Atalanta and Karna facing off against Vlad who manages to hold his own against the two Servants. Achilles encounters Chiron and reluctantly realizes that he must battle his old teacher. On the Hanging Gardens, Shiro decides to personally take part in the battle, stating that if God truly does not want him to succeed, then he will be defeated. However, if he succeeds, then that means God has blessed his desire to use the Grail to bring about world peace. Astolfo mounts his hippogryph and attacks the Hanging Gardens, with Semiramis activating the fortress’ defenses. Jeanne arrives on the battlefield, but is surrounded by the Red Faction’s minions. Sieg also arrives on the battlefield, helping a wounded homunculus and telling her that he intends to infiltrate the castle and free all of the other homunculi, just as how Astolfo and Siegfried did for him. Sisigou and Mordred arrive by car, with Mordred furious that they missed the beginning of the battle. Avicebron convinces Spartacus to join the Black Faction and releases him to fight. Frankenstein’s Monster chases some Red Faction minions into the forest and encounters Shiro, who asks her to join the Red Faction instead.