|Type:||Advanced Makai Equipment|
Gōryū (号竜) are supernatural mechanical creatures that are used as enhanced combat equipment for the Makai Priests. Invented by both Leo Fudō and Sigma Fudō, it was the first mass-produced tool used to help make the priests more formidable in combat against the Horrors. For Sigma though, he used it as his personal legion of automatons to further his cause.
Description & Characteristics[edit | edit source]
For generations, the Makai Order had limitations utilizing their Makai Priests to effectively combat against more formidable Horrors. Limited in combat and magical strength, the priests receded to support positions for the Makai Knights to help slay the tougher ones. However, things changed when the Fudō twins (prodigy priests) invented the Gōryū.
The Gōryū was invented from parallel research and development between Leo and Sigma. The twins worked the idea together as children and the two developed their own versions when they became accomplished priests. Both twins believed that developing such machines would not only enhance the capabilities of the priests, but it would ultimately find a solution to end the Horror threat.
Although different in design, the basics of its makers are roughly the same. Both twins realized that the remains of Horrors left behind an energy that could be harnessed and can be used as an energy source. However, there were some within the order that had concerns over such technology as the units can become corrupted and potentially wreak havoc. However, the Order felt the benefits outweighed the risks and distributed them into the field for use.
Leo's Gōryū[edit | edit source]
See: Standard Gōryū
For Leo's creations, his Gōryū units are semi-sentient bi-pedal machines that have the firepower to destroy more difficult Horrors. This allows the priests to handle stronger Horrors without the need of a Makai Knight. A Makai Priest can control one using his or her brush and it is capable of spitting Madō Flames. Although they are not very powerful creatures and could not do much on their own, they nonetheless give Makai Priests significant leverage in a fight against lesser Horrors that used to need a knight to finish off.
Considerate of Leo, he created the Gōryū to be transformable; they take the form of suitcases to avoid public detection. Through a special crank key and gear that the priests were given, they wind up the Gōryū to unfold from the suitcase to immediately spring into action. However, the Gōryū invented is only the beginning as Leo intends to build more powerful versions like the prototype Colt (コルト, Koruto).
Sigma's Gōryū[edit | edit source]
For Sigma, he utilized the powers from the corpse of Gyanon to enhance his magical powers to create more powerful and formidable versions of Gōryū. Through a combination of magic and alchemy, he's able to form the Gōryūjin (号竜人), humanoid robots, like the masked man that unfold from small spheres and the bird-like Tekki (鉄機). Sigma can also create and pilot the Gōryū Rigl (リグル Riguru), a unit that can regenerate lost limbs (so long as its two-faced head is still intact). However, all of it was experiments to create something even more powerful, the Magōryū Idea (魔号竜イデア), a machine of great destructive power. In contrast of Leo's works which meant for the benefit of Makai Order, Sigma's Gōryūs were in fact, created primarily to put an end of both Horrors and current Makai Order. As a result, following Sigma's death, none of his works are repurpose for the Order's cause due to its malevolent purposes.
History[edit | edit source]
Origins[edit | edit source]
As children, the Fudō twins were preparing themselves to become knights, but also dabbled in magic. As they further along their training, the two talked about a way to end the Horrors and it was through these conversations that gave birth to idea of a machine that can aid their cause: the Gōryū. However, their idea would be sidelined for many years as both continued their training to become the next Lord. After Leo was chosen as the next Lord, Sigma abandoned his knighthood and vanished. The brothers had originally expected Sigma as the successor of Lord and Leo to be his support priest. With that vision gone, both brothers parted their knighthood to restart their careers into magic.
Creation of the Gōryū[edit | edit source]
Several years later, the twins would become accomplished priests. Leo created his first prototype Gōryū when Sigma returned to enlist his aid. Sigma revealed his grand idea, Magōryū Idea, the solution to ending the Horror threat. Both designs used the remnants of Horrors as a power source, but Idea's power consumption was too great and Sigma couldn't figure out a power source to realize Idea. He would later team up with Priestess Mio to further his research and she discovered that using a person as a power source would complete Idea. However, to take human life to power Idea was unethical and Mio lost her life in attempt to stop Sigma. With the death of Mio splintered the twins' relationship; Sigma vowed to destroy the Makai Knights with Idea while Leo vowed to stop his brother's mad scheme.
Some time later, Leo presented his creation to the Makai Order and it was met with positive reception. His priest abilities were recognized and he started working for the senate. Mass production of the Standard Gōryū began and it changed the organization's way of managing Horrors.
By the events of Red Requiem, Leo's research and development into the Gōryū have been perfected for mass production.
By the events of Flash Knight, the Gōryū have been used for
By Raiga's timeline, there were no visible Gōryū and suggests the automatons were either phased out or replaced by something else. No details were given but everything suggests the Gōryū continued on in newer units to continue on the fight.
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