The past of the mansion Sakuya !G6d4XnhVBE 2009/06/02 (Tue) 21:50 No. 29119
"Ehemm, "you try to get the attention of the libarian. But it seems that she didn't notice you. "Did you ever heard about Gensokyo?"
"Just a moment!" she says as she lifts her finger. As you see her eyes reached the last column on that page, she puts down the book and looks up at you. "What do you want?" she asks slightly uninterested.
"Well, do you know something about a place called Gensokyo? Is there any book about it?"
"Gensokyo.. Gensokyo" she starts thinking "I'm sure that you won't find any book here about it, and I doubt that you would find anything about it on this whole continent.." she says it a bit unsure, "But.." her voice changes as she continues it, "I remember something.."
"Tell me!" you say impatient.
"Well, back then, when I was still on the academy, there was a professor that said something about this Gensokyo, and if I remember correctly, it was an ancient Japanese myth. A myth which said that this is a hidden place where the gods escaped, but I don't know anything more.." then after a little thinking pause, she continues to speak "Just that, that this professor went to Japan to some shrine, but nobody ever heard anything about him, and about his research.." You think for a little:
"Are you sure that you don't know the name of this Shrine? Or at least where should I search for it?"
"I'm afraid, young man, I don't remember about it, because it was more than 20 years ago.. "
"Oh I see!" you say. Well that explains why you didn't found anything on the internet, since you don't know how to write Gensokyo with moonrunes.. Then you move on with your next question: "The mansion.." you would start,
"No I don't know anything about the mansion of this town!" she speaks fast, and she looks like as if she would be frightened.
"Damn, what's with this mansion? I'm only searching for the mansion of the Scarlet's!" you say as it starts to exasperate you. She stands up:
"Please, come with me," she says and you followed her to a locked room. This room was small and it only had a few old books. After the two of you went inside, she locked the door again. Then she starts whispering to your ears:"I'm sorry, but that mansion is a taboo here.."
"Do you know about the Scarlet's anything?" you say on a normal voice, but she immediately her left hand on your mouth.
"Quet!" she whispers "Even the wall has ears here.."
"I'm sorry." you say low voiced.
"I'm only helping you because I didn't born here. Don't try to ask it from anyone else, I'm sure they would do something bad to you." she says as she opens an old book "They didn't told me this either when I came here, but I did some research so I know a few things. The family Scarlet originated from here. The King gave this land to the first Scarlet in the late 1100s. They were always loyal to the kings, and went to various wars, and they made marriages. But so long nothing interesting. But, the Scarlets suddenly extinct in the late 1400s. The 12nd Scarlet died in a war and in the same year her wife was brutally killed, but their daughters were missing. But the most interesting part is that the Scarlet Mansion, disappeared as well. At least this is how it was written in the history of this town. But I've found more, old diarys as well. They all say that yesterday the mansion stood there, but on the 25th of December they couldn't find it. Of course this could be a liar, but even the children wrote this. So in the next year an another landlord came, and they started to build a new mansion. But before they could finish it, the landlord was killed at full moon. And there are a few vampire stories here. On every night that had a full moon somebody was killed. The people thought that it was a vampire and they even hired a vampire hunter. But in the end they found out that it was a just crazy serial killer. But even after killing that man, there were some mysterious deaths here.. And I think that the mansion has something to do with it. That is all that I know." she says and she shows you some photos about old portraits of the landlords. They all look same, expect that they have different hair-style, and their clothes. There is only one picture that makes you very curious. On the picture you can see a mother portrayed with her children. She holds in her arms a little baby, and the other girl stands before them. DAMN, IT IS REMILIA!
"That's Remilia!" you say quite surprised. The libarian looks at you quite amused.
"Yes, she is Remilia Scarlet, and the other girl is called Flandre Scarlet." she says "They were the two missing children, that I told you. But how did you know their names?"
"Well, " you start, not sure how to explain it, that you were in Gensokyo, and you met them, there, and the fact that they are still living, and that they are vampires now. So you lie."You've already mentioned the name Remilia before."
"Oh well, maybe I become too old.." she says. And after this she shows you many other pictures about the mansion and about the landlords..
After many hours she finishes the history of the town and she tells you one more thing about the mansion:
"Well, I don't really understand this mansion thing either, because the last owner of it died ten years ago, in an accident. So it's maybe just a strong tradition to scare the tourists away.. And now if you don't mind I have an interesting book to read." she says it as her finishing word as she locks the door.
"Yes, I thank you.!" you say. And you see her starting to read her book again, not really caring what you say, she waves on with her hand.. And you say "Good bye!" as you leave the libary.
You stay in front of the libary, you look around, and you see that it's already afternoon. You take out the map, that the waiter gave you...
[X] Go to the mansion. - Fixed option
But if there is a way in the village where you want to go please write it down.