This Craft Essence can be obtained by bringing Saitō Hajime's Bond Level to 10. It comes at max level with all limit breaks.

Effect

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Effect
 When equipped on Saitō Hajime, increases the party's Arts and Buster Card Performance by 10%, as long as he is on the field.

Lore

Description Translation🛈
その男の晩年は寡黙にして質実剛健。

隊を抜け会津に残り、名を改め警官として政府に仕え、その生涯を全うした男は、最期まで共に戦った彼らの事を多くは語らなかった。武士というものの生き様が色褪せ、価値を失った時代において、ことさら武士らしく生きた一人の男。

なーんて、いや、こう見えて僕ってば口が軽いからさ、下手に喋るとある事ない事ペラペラ喋っちゃうわけよ。いつぞやも道場で一生懸命竹刀突いてる若者に偉そうに突きはどうのこうの講釈たれちゃったりね。

大体、剣なんざどう斬るだの、こう払うだの、んなこといちいち考えてやってられないっつーの。もう夢中んなってわーわー振り回すだけなわけよ、わかる?

まあ、そんなもんですよ、あの頃は。

夢中で斬り合い、夢中で泣き笑い、夢中で死んでいく、みんなそうして駆け抜けていった。ならばせめて俺ぐらいは最後まで旗を掲げながら堂々と生きてやろうと思ってな。

激動の幕末を戦い続け、最後まで生き抜いた一人の新選組。彼の心中を知る者はいない。

『―――なあみんな、夢の果ては見つかったのかい』

Fan Translation: Even though it was quiet, the man's final years was unaffected and sincere, with fortitude and vigour.

He quit the corps, stayed in Aizu, changed his name, and worked for the government as a police officer, for his entire life, until the very end, this respectable man did not talk much about the guys he used to fight together with. This man intentionally lived like a Samurai, in a period where the way of the Samurai has faded and lost its value.

Just kidding, really, even though I look like this, I actually have a loose tongue, that's why when I speak untactfully, I would talk incessantly and mix truths with fictions. Some time ago too, at the dojo, my arrogantly poking at the youngsters who were stabbing their bamboo swords with all their might somehow became me talking down to them.

In the first place, I can't think about each and every details about things like killing with the sword like this, or cutting things off like that. I'm so absorbed in it, I'm just crying out loud and brandishing it around, you know?

Oh well, that's the way it was, back then.

Obsessively fighting, obsessively laughing and crying, obsessively dying away, everyone was running through like that. That's why I thought, at least someone like me could hold up the flag and live boldly until the very end.

The lone Shinsengumi who continued to fight the turbulent Bakumatsu and lived through until the end. No one knows of his true thoughts.

"―――Hey everyone, did you manage to find the end of your dreams?"

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