Misadventures in Gensokyo, Thread 17, Day ? Kirakishou !UdzMmUq0Oc 2008/04/14 (Mon) 18:38 No. 15421 ▼
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Sorry for the delay, this bit required several re-works, and was slightly annoying with how it wanted to pan out.
Nitori waffles at your pressing her for her sources. She doesn’t want to seem to give up where she’s been getting her information from, so it’s a fairly safe bet it’s not Kanako. You wonder absentmindedly if maybe the Kappa have installed surveillance devices all over Gensokyo. Deciding that a round about method might be better you walk over to the gun that Nitori was using.
“AH! That’s mine! Please don’t drop it again! I don’t know if it still works.” Nitori hangs her head, seemingly defeated. “It’s my only prototype. Please give it back.”
You tell Nitori that you’ll give it back, If she gives you some information. You say that you’re really quite curious as to how this device actually blasts lasers.
Nitori Sighs. “Alright I’ll tell you how we get our. . . Wait, what?” She seems surprised that you’re not still pressing for information, but then she lights up. “AH! So you’re into that sort of thing, eh?” She gives you a sly grin.
“Never would have guessed just by lookin at you, heh. Well, basically we started with a helium laser, then we tried an argon matrix laser, but neither could generate the same type of power as the black white could. Sure we could heat things from miles away, but we couldn’t generate the sheer level of destruction she was able to generate in such a short period of time. So we tried messing with the refract ional period, and to make more of a heat blaster, but that didn’t quite work. Then the Tengu gave us an idea, acceleration! So what we ended up doing was taking particles, and using mini accelerators, we’d blast them out. It had the proper destructive force, but it took too much energy to be a reliable system. Then Kanako moved in. After getting some help from her, we finally ended using a combination of several ancient magical seals, combined with a basic argon laser to finally be able to have the compact size we need, but still maintain the destructive power the black white’s able to generate herself.” Nitori grins. “What you hold there is my own personal prototype, using a 7 refracting crystal system, powered by a nominal magical feedback loop. Takes only a little bit of energy to charge up the energy by refracting light to generate the energy in the 7 charging prisms.” Nitori seems quite pleased with herself, grinning the whole time. She really seems to enjoy explaining her inventions to people.
You compliment her on her invention, and tell her that nobody on the outside has thought to try something like that. Nitori’s grin drops off her face like a rock, only to be replaced by a look of complete shock.
“YOU’RE FROM THE OUTSIDE?! AWESOME. I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS I WANT TO ASK YOU.” Her feet, now unfrozen, quickly carry her over to you. She looks up to you a look of adoration on her face. You can almost see the sparkles in her eyes, with her hands balled up by her mouth. She begins assailing you with a barrage of questions, but you quickly interject. You ask her to tell you how she managed to find out about what happened at Eientei.
“Oh, That’s simple. The mountain has tengu spies everywhere.” Nitori lets out a piercing whistle, and instantly there are 4 tengu in front of her, done up in a comic impression of ninja garb.
The lead one bows before Nitori and then addresses her. “You called us out, Miss Nitori?”
“Yeah. These guys know now, so you don’t have to worry about hiding from them any more, k?”
“Very good, Miss Nitori.”
Seeing the tengu ninjas, something occurs to you. You ask Nitori if the tengu know where Wriggle and Rumia are. Nitori asks them, and faster than you can blink, a very confused wriggle, and a crying Rumia are suddenly in the hands of two new tengu who had just shown up. You stumble backwards in surprise at this, before running over to the two and hugging them. Rumia clings to you and continues crying. You adjust her so that you can hold her easier, and ruffle wriggle’s hair. Well. This has certainly turned out to be a profitable venture thus far. Turning back to Nitori, with Rumia’s crying finally dying down, You ask Nitori if she can guide the group up the mountain. She seems to think for a moment before she says, “Well, given that with the descriptions that the tengu gave us, I think that you’re probably the group that left Eientei after it was attacked by the shrine maiden. I do believe that the Goddess would be quite interested in meeting you.”
Nitori turns to the tengu ninja and gives a few quick commands. They bow to her and then take off. About this time Cirno comes floating back over. “OH WOW! DID YOU SEE THOSE GUYS? NINJAS! AWESOME!” And then Cirno proceeds to prattle on to Reisen for a few minutes.
“LET GO OF ME, YOU DAMN BIRD.”
Another tengu steps forward from the brush, holding on to a squirming flailing Tewi.
“We found the last one, Miss.” the tengu reports, dropping Tewi unceremoniously.
“About damn time you. . . you. . . Hmmph.” Tewi turns around and stomps over to where Reisen’s at.
You laugh. That’s so like Tewi.
“Alright” Nitori gives a thumbs up to the tengu, who vanishes as quickly as he came. “We should get going. The tengu will go up the mountain and inform Kanako of our approach, and we shouldn’t be bothered by any of the kappa or the tengu. You walk over to the wagon and place the sleeping Rumia into the wagon. She apparently fell asleep at some point while you were talking with Nitori. Reisen hobbles over, and you help her into the wagon while Wriggle loads the crutches. Climbing up into the bed of the wagon, Mokou and Nitori climb up front and, once everyone’s in the wagon, Mokou starts the horses rolling.
The trip up the mountain was mostly uneventful. Occasionally, you’d catch sight of some tengu or a group of kappa that’d watch the wagon for a little while, and start talking amongst one another. Evening was rapidly approaching and Nitori suggested that you make camp for the night, given the dangerous nature of the mountain road at night.
The group sits around the campfire, talking or resting. Mokou and Wriggle seem to be carrying on a rather lively discussion, Nitori’s messing with her gun. Rumia and Twei fell asleep hugging each other in the bed of the wagon, Reisen’s sitting by the fire staring off at the rising moon, and Cirno’s running around looking at everything that she can see from the light of the camp fire. You stretch out, sitting near the fire. The food that Kaguya had provided you with wasn’t the greatest in the world, but you felt quite nice and full. This was a pleasant feeling, Just you and your friends sitting around, with no imminent danger. Maybe you should talk to someone while It’s slow like this.
[ ] Talk to Reisen.
[ ] Join in Mokou and Wriggles Conversation
[ ] Go see what Nitori’s doing.
[ ] Go see what Cirno’s doing
[ ] Go nap with Tewi and Rumia.