All at once, no small number of the valkyries vanished. Drawn into Caster's reality marble, or something of that nature?
Whatever the case was, there was no time to focus on that fact. It seemed as if Thrud had not realized the truth of Bynhildr's condition, that the valkyrie had been unable to notice her elder had been corrupted so thoroughly by something so dark. Saber swiftly darted to the side, sending up a cloud of snow as the valkyrie's charge narrowly missed her. An opponent who could freely take to the air... While Saber could defend from the earth, it was far more difficult to mount an attack at this range. She would be either left waiting until Thrud charged again and attempting to force her down on her next pass, or...
A small smile came across the blonde knight's lips as she glanced towards Siegfried. This was hardly an ideal situation, but she had been able to determine just how she could strike the winged warrior out of the sky.
"Siegfried!" she called, "I need you to kneel, I shall use you to reach the valkyrie!"
Hopefully, he would quickly understand what she meant by that. Indeed, after a moment, he nodded, and knelt, as Thrud prepared to charge again.
Gripping the hilt of her hidden weapon in both hands, angled behind her, Arturia took a deep breath and broke into a sprint. The air almost seemed to explode around her as she crossed the distance between herself and Siegfried in an instant, placing one foot on his back and using the other Servant as a springboard.
Indeed, the King of Knights could not fly. But she erupted through the air, and---
There was a roar as the air concealing her weapon was unleashed, a brilliant gold glow erupting across the weapon as she blasted through the sky, towards her enemy in almost the blink of an eye! The golden sword was lifted over her head, leaving a trail of light as she swung it towards, aiming to swat the valkyrie out of the sky!@PKMNB0Y
With little other choice, Caster found herself watching Lancer launching herself towards the other Caster. Skuld herself could fly, certainly, but it was somewhat more difficult to think of that when you were surrounded by enemies that were capable of countering nearly anything that you could do. For a moment, however, she was able to take in just what surrounded her. It was a... Reality Marble? She wasn't completely certain, to be honest. It was unusual, thaumaturgy produced undeniably by the psyche of the one who had produced it. The other Caster. Perhaps... something similar to...
When Lancer landed, she immediately pulled the other Caster into an embrace.
"... Now, of all times?!" she asked, her eyes drifting to the oncoming valkyries. Damn it all! There was little she could do against enemies so thoroughly capable of resisting her faster spells, and so effortlessly able to destroy any undead she could summon.
So all she could do was to spawn a barrier.
Instantly, from her hand, there spread a circular green shield of mana, spreading out from her palm. Runes circulated around the outer edge of the circle. It would, hopefully, hold long enough for her to figure out some kind of plan.@KoL@Raineh Daze@PKMNB0Y