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You immediately go straight to the point of why you’re here. “Marisa, is there anyone in Gensokyo who has power over the dead?” you ask, taking a seat at her kitchen table.
“Nope!” she says cheerfully, pouring two cups of tea. “Well, there’s Yuyuko, but she can only ‘invite’ people to death and she can’t bring people back.” She brings the cups to the table and sits down across from you. “That hermit or whatever, Seiga, she’s got a zombie for a servant, but that’s different from bringing you back entirely, and I don’t think she’d do it without shouting it to the world.” She purses her lips, trying to think of anyone else who might fit your deceivingly narrow criteria. “So, yeah. Nobody around who can bring people back to life.”
You nod, considering the possibilities. “We must keep three things in mind about whomever it was who resurrected me,” you say, starting to lay out the facts for Marisa. “Firstly, they wanted my resurrection to remain mostly a secret. You clearly weren’t expecting visitors, much less me.” Marisa nods in acknowledgment, but keeps her mouth shut so you can finish. “Secondly, they’re either extremely powerful or have a skill-set similar to Reimu’s, being able to pull a sealed soul to its body. As such, we’re dealing with either a supremely powerful Necromancer, or we’re dealing with a dabbler who also happens to be a shrine maiden or priest.”
You take a drink of tea, which is surprisingly tasteful. Marisa always did have a talent for mixing reagents, and mixing ingredients wasn’t much different. “Lastly, they’re incredibly resourceful. After all, not only did they retrieve my soul without a problem, they managed to find my corpse. Not even I remembered where I’d been buried after my original death.”
“So they’re dangerous,” Marisa summarizes. “Putting it mildly, yeah, but it’s pretty much how I’d summarize any Incident.”
You raise an eyebrow at Marisa’s summation. “An Incident?” you repeat, skeptical. “You honestly think my resurrection constitutes an Incident?”
Marisa shrugs. “Yeah, probably,” she says. “I mean, someone grabbed your soul without breaking Reimu’s seal. Necromancy aside, that takes some serious skill, to the point where I don’t think it’s even possible.”
“It’s possible,” you say. “Particularly if Reimu was lazy with her sealing. As I understand it, seals are just another form of magic. If you don’t cover all of your bases in implementing one, it’s open to exploitation. It’s highly likely that Reimu didn’t consider my resurrection a possibility, and so she didn’t implement a safeguard against it in her seal.”
Marisa opens her mouth to say something, but experience has taught her that Reimu’s laziness is a force to be reckoned with all on its own.
“Anyway, magical theory aside, what are our options?” you ask, returning to the topic at hand.
“We can tell Reimu,” Marisa says. “Before she finds out the hard way, that is. Past that, we can visit Yuyuko and ask if any souls have gone missing from her turf. On the off chance that doesn’t work out, there’s always the Former Hell; Satori doesn’t manage that many souls anymore, but who knows, they might have some information for us, even tangential. The only question is which one happens first.”
**What will you do?**
 Tell Reimu. Save her from the embarrassment of the situation before it’s too late.
 Visit the Former Hell. Satori are mind readers, and even the Oni community might know something.
 Visit this “Yuyuko”. Marisa makes it sound like the woman is important when it comes to Gensokyo’s dead.
**I SAY FUCK IT. I've had this update sitting finished for months, now, and it needs to be put up. In the meantime, tell me what you think of the quest so far.**