Touhou 4 Dead Grilled Unagi !knpZoUeiT2 2010/03/24 (Wed) 07:54 No. 26596 ▼
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I've gotten extremely addicted to Left 4 Dead 2, and I simply could not get this idea out of my head, so I decided to just roll with it. Let's see how it goes!
The effects had begun slowly, but by now Yukari Yakumo could very well sense what was happening to Gensokyo.
The fantasy world was weakening. Both Gensokyo and her residents were growing listless or lifeless by each day, be it flora, youkai or god. Only the ordinary humans were unaffected by this malady.
An emergency meeting was called at the Hakurei Shrine, and it saw the gathering of the most influential or(in many cases, and) powerful individuals throughout Gensokyo, including Yukari herself and the Hakurei shrine maiden, Reimu Hakurei. These various humans, gods and youkai held their meeting in Reimu's living room, seated around the low table.
The infamous gap youkai made no point to joke around or be her usual difficult self, she stated the facts clearly for everyone.
"Gensokyo is dying."
Most everyone in the room had already come to this conclusion, and all remained quiet. Eirin Yagokoro, the genius from Eientei, took the floor from Yukari.
"Yukari and I have analyzed the situation, and I have come to this conclusion: something of catastrophic levels has occurred on the outside world, and this in turn has somehow damaged human belief in myths, folklore, faith, superstitions, and other things of that sort. How this has come to happen, we can only think of numerous possibilities, but the most likely hypothesis I have is that the outside humans are dying at an alarming rate from whatever catastrophe has occurred."
This time, murmuring was heard throughout the room, with some of the women starting to argue over what exactly was going on in the outside world. At this point, Remilia Scarlet stood up at the far end of the room and spread her large leathery wings with a loud snap that caught everyone's attention.
"A hypothesis is but a guess. We should not bicker over this, but instead I, Remilia Scarlet, propose that we send someone across the Border to investigate what has happened. Whatever has befallen the outside world is affecting Gensokyo and us directly, and we must solve this with haste. Surely you have all noticed how diminished our powers have become? The black-white is likely the most powerful of us all now, even without spellcard rules."
There were many affirmative responses to this. Indeed, the power balance had been greatly skewed by these events. Kanako Yasaka posed a question to Remilia's proposal.
"Alright, who should we send then? A whole army of tengu, maybe?"
Yukari shook her head. "That's impossible, I'm sad to say. With my and Reimu's powers so diminished, we only have the power to send a team of four across the Hakurei Border. Once the gap I make closes, I have no idea how long it'll be before I have the power to re-open it."
Only four. Four individuals were to be trusted with venturing into the outside world to save both worlds. Already, the various representatives erupted into bickering once more, as everyone wanted to send their own people on this vital mission. After a time, Reimu slammed her hands on the table.
"Everyone, shut up! We're going to do it like this so you all don't slaughter each other over stupid reasons. I'M going to pick who goes, and it'll be ONE person from a group. If I pick nobody from yours, DEAL with it."
Readers, you must assist Reimu in selecting the striketeam to venture to the outside world.
The available groups to choose from are:
- Hakurei Shrine(includes Suika and Tenshi)
- Forest of Magic(Marisa, Alice, Wriggle, Mystia, Rumia)
- Eientei(Eirin, Kaguya, Reisen, Tewi)
- Scarlet Devil Mansion(Remilia, Flandre, Sakuya, Patchouli, Meiling)
- The Lake(Cirno and Letty)
- Hakugyokurou(Yuyuko, Youmu, Prismrivers)
- Sanzu River(Eiki and Komachi)
- Yakumo House(Ran and Chen)
- Youkai Mountain(Aya, Hatate, Momiji, Nitori, Hina, Minoriko, Shizuha, Iku)
- Moriya Shrine(Sanae, Kanako, Suwako)
- Underground(Parsee, Yamame, Yuugi, Satori, Koishi, Rin, Utsuho)
- The UFO Group(Nazrin, Kogasa, Ichirin, Murasa, Shou, Byakuren, Nue)
- Human Village/Other(Keine, Mokou, Rinnosuke, Yuuka, Medicine)
You may only pick ONE character from a group. So, you could pick a team like Marisa, Aya, Suwako and Nazrin, but not one made of Reisen, Tewi, Ran and Chen.
Reimu and Yukari cannot be part of the team, as they must remain behind to both keep the Border maintained and to re-open the gap for the team's return.
Note that in almost all cases, the girls' powers have greatly weakened. I strongly suggest not to make selections based on a characters' magic/spell strength or danmaku, as these will largely be moot. Physical abilities will for the most part still be applicable, except if it is a race-trait like oni strength or crow-tengu speed, whereupon it will be considerably weakened.
- Make sure to pick at least one girl who has knowledge of weapons(Youmu, Reisen, Eirin, etc.)
- Someone who would make a good leader is recommended, but not a necessity
- Any non-combat applicable skills can come in handy, like technology knowledge, survival/cooking/mechanical/etc. skills, or even plain miscellaneous knowledge
- Avoiding all three of the above COULD prove interesting as well, but I cannot 100% guarantee that to be the case