will... Attempt to teach you. It could not waste too much time, after
all." She leads you back deeper into the library, into a small, quiet
study with a bed...
--- Hours Pass ---
"... And so I have
determined that you have the magical potential of a clod of dirt."
Patchouli finishes after a particularly frustrating amount of time. You
sigh, relatively disappointed, and she looks over at you with what
appears to be slight pity. "Look, I will give you something to
supplement your pathetic weakness..." She reaches back into a chest at
the foot of the bed, hacking into her sleeve as she pulls out a small
necklace. "Older amulet, designed by an expert artificer."
>The thing is that Sakuya hates normal humans.
Her dialog with Siki in PoFV reflects this: "...the only thing I touch
humans with would be my cold steel." Merely being polite, like the
humans in the village, doesn't mean she'll see you as anything other
than a tool or emergency blood supply.
Right, the way to
warm a cold bitch up is through force! Screw apologizing! Screw
politeness! A real man takes what he wants by force, and a good woman
respects a man who takes her by force!
"Consider it a charm against most youkai. Only
those who you wish to can even approach you. Keep in mind, however, this
doesn't protect against long distance attacks, but most of the younger
and lesser youkai are either foolish enough to attack in melee combat or
incapable of using long ranged attacks. Very uncivilized." She sniffs.
"Either way, this should allow you to travel somewhat freely. Is that
not what you wanted?" She inquired, sitting on the bed. Now that you can
see it, the amulet is made on a thin, light blue string with a iolite
gem as it's pendant, set in silver. It appears to faintly glow a deep
"Consider it a charm against most youkai. Only those who you wish to can
even approach you. Keep in mind, however, this doesn't protect against
long distance attacks, but most of the younger and lesser youkai are
either foolish enough to attack in melee combat or incapable of using
long ranged attacks. Very uncivilized." She sniffs. "Either way, this
should allow you to travel somewhat freely. Is that not what you
wanted?" She inquired, sitting on the bed. Now that you can see it, the
amulet is made on a thin, light blue string with a iolite gem as it's
pendant, set in silver. It appears to faintly glow a deep indigo color.
[ ] "Hey, I'm not weak! I don't need that." She is a master elementalist. She knows your limitations and would think you are arrogant, stubborn, and stupid for refusing it.
[ ] "Thanks, Miss Patchouli. What is its' use?" There
is no romance in calling her by such a formal name. Also, asking
questions about magical items will only confuse you, and she will be
forced to talk down to you to explain.
[ ] "I couldn't possibly take that." Possibilities.
This forces into her acknowledging your presence and she will realize
that she is helping you, which is strange for her to do.
Even considering teaching us magic was an extraordinary display of
compassion on her part. Declining this gift would be spiting in the face
of this, and reify the notion that humans as a rule are stupid,
[x]Decline. She's giving the us the easy way out because she wants to
see how much we really want to learn magic. She's a woman, she really
wants us to learn magic, and eventually surpass her so she can have a
husbando. This is how women work, trust me.
Holy fuck! I just remembered! We said we wanted to learn magic because
"I want to know", signifying that we have a desire for knowledge similar
to herself. Taking the item will show her that we simply want to learn
for mundane reasons. ITS A TRAP!
If you took it, you wouldn't have to worry about youkai in the forest and so could actually get to Alice on your own.
for no more random encounters, that is a good point. But its already
Day 3, which is a little late in the game to be worrying about that.
reject Patchi. She is giving you this out of her own kindness. She will
see it as you being spoiled and snubbing her kindness. If you want to
reject it, say "But this must be something old and precious to you. I
couldn't possibly take it."
I think this is, Gensokyo Man is fucking tired of SDM and wants to get
back to Keine, IMO. Take the Ammulet and leave. There are still many
other tapable youkai out there.
I think we need to sex up Patchy
before we go, She did invite us back to her room after all. I think she
will be displeased if we do not give her some loving after all the help
she has given us. You know she wants it.
-inquire about Patchouli (depends on GM's next post) -get an inhaler from Rin -Find Cirno and go to the Forest of Magic to find some mushrooms (and the repel her idea, too) -go to Alice's house and apologize
-Find out more about Patches' condition -Talk with Meiling -Have Cirno fly us to Magic forest -Find Kourindou -Buy Inhaler -Return to SDM talk with China again -Go to library, give Patches Inhaler -Sleep -Bang Patches, Meiling, and Cirno
already left the Alice route back in day one. It's a little late to
start any new routes on day 4 since day 5 seems to be the make or break
day. Best bet is to strengthen our ties with Cirno and pick either China
or Keine since dream indicated bad end if we try for both at once.
1) Finish conversation with Patchi, expressing concern 2) Get out of SDM by talking to Remi 3) Chat with Meiling and promise to return 4) Impress Cirno with youkai repelling device 5) Pick mushrooms with Cirno 6) See Marisa, apologize, ask her to go to Kouridou with you, while Cirno is busy tripping balls. 7) Search for inhaler/nasal spray. Have Marisa steal it for you in exchange for shrooms. 8) Retrieve Cirno, head to Keine's 9) Cook magic mushroom omelets for everyone 11)
Have Mokou guide you to Eientei with Cirno. Apologize. Ask Eirin if the
inhaler can be filled with an anti-asthmatic. Also an iron supplement. 12) Return to SDM, give Patch the meds 13) Ask Sakuya to use the kitchen, pretty please 14) Have dinner under the stars with Meiling
actually an MMORPG grinding chain. You need to gather no less than 724
mushrooms with Cirno, and there's a 30% chance they fight back. Also,
Eirin tells you she can make the inhaler anti-asthmatic, but only after
you kill the Giant Mushroom boss that only spawns once a day.