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“Right this way, madame” You tell Ran, in a mock impersonation of a
waiter, bow and all. The two of you head down the hallway that leads
past your room, heading back to the dining area. The two of you walk
down the hallway in relative silence until you walk past your room.
Suddenly Ran takes your hand, and stops walking. You turn around to see
what’s wrong. Ran suddenly presses her body up against you. You fall
back against the wall of the hallway, and ran follows you. “Hey. . .” She says in a breathy voice, “I believe that you have
something that I. . . Well, both my mistress and I want.” She nuzzles
up against your neck.
“So, can I please have it?” She rubs her breasts up against your chest. “Please?”
You stutter for an answer, and claim that you don’t know what she’s talking about.
“O-” She rubs up against you, “Ne-” She nips lightly at your neck, running her hands through your hair, “Gai~”
Your mind goes white. You’d agree to just about anything at this point.
From somewhere, deep inside, so deep inside you have no idea where it came from, You say something.
Ran pulls back, and looks at you quizzically. “What?”
You repeat yourself. Refusing her. Ran’s look turns from being lovey dovey, to one of anger.
“You, Boy, Are not in a position to refuse me. You WILL give me
what I want, and you will give it to me NOW.” Ran pulls you away from
the wall gripping your shoulders hard enough to make them hurt before
slamming you back into the wall, HARD. You think you hear a crack when
you hit the wall. Your vision blurs for a moment before you refocus.
Ran looks REALLY angry.
“Give it to me, before I have to hurt you worse. I’m not going to
break you, that would upset the mistress, but she said nothing against
severely maiming.” Ran’s lips split as she smiles, her tongue running
over her rows of very sharp teeth.
>>19054 Was the Hina disaster not enough for you?
At least it helped us get Reisen, that should be something
positive. Kira is not forgiving, every wrong choice we make we have to
pay with someone dead or making some more enemies.
Well, ran may injure us in the worst case, but if sanae managed to fix
our previous fucked up situation, as long as ran wouldn't kill us (and
she wouldn't), we should eventually be fine.
plus we might get appreciation from the girls for standing up and keeping our head cool.
You refuse Ran again. If she looked angry before, she now
looks absolutely furious. Her face is contorting in a horrifying
fashion. It looks like some sort of bizarre hybrid of fox and human,
her rows of teeth seem to almost be gleaming. Releasing your shoulder
she rears her hand up, then stabs it through the wall, just above your
shoulder. “Next time, I won’t miss your shoulder. Now. Hand it over.”
Ran suddenly jerks back as a bullet barely misses her face. Reisen
is standing down at the end of the hallway, her finger pointing at Ran,
and her thumb up in the air. Her other hand seems to be supporting her
gunned hand. “Ran, I don’t know what Yukari’s put you up to, But I would
suggest you let him go.” Reisen’s voice is wavering slightly. <Don’t
worry, Mokou’s coming up the other end of the hall. Sanae’s coming in
from your room, When I give you the signal, pull and run away from
“Oh? Do you really think such a simple plan will work on me? I don’t really want to hurt him, but you may force my hand.”
“Yo-You don’t scare me, fox.” Reisen seems to be backing down in
the face of Ran’s piercing stare. You might be able to do something
now, given that Ran’s attention is distracted.
[ ] Knee Ran in the stomach.
[ ] Yell for Reisen to run
[ ] Do nothing.
Mokou should be a matched rival for Ran
yet, i'm not sure we should knee her in the stomach. isn't there a "run away like the fucking wind" option?
so.... [X] yell for reisen to run
we know Ran wouldn't kill us, nothing about the others though.
>>19110 gar or knee is not going to help us out here. We are out of our
league here, our knee is not going to hurt her, at least it will only
make her more angry and she will possible rip us a bit apart
>>19166 If you mean Freespace, then it is sort of odd since the second does
everything the first does, only better. And how could you not like
beams? BEAMS MAN, FUCKING BEAMS.
If you mean homeworld, then, yeah they kinda screwed things up a
little there in single player. The auto-adjusting difficulty would rape
you if you came out of a mission with too many ships in your fleet.
It was the shivan ships that I felt were smaller, I remember playing the first one and thinking:
"Holy shit! I have to fight that?" I remember having to shoot sensor arrays and engines three times the size of my entire ship.
Maybe it was just that by the second one I was used to it?
>>19177 But most of the ships that were in FS1 were also in FS2. Hell, FS2
introduces about 5 ships that are bigger than anything in FS1. Also, I
think I remember reading that the FS2 engine is a heavily modified
version of the FS1 engine, so I don't think it could be that.
I did like the ships you flew in more in the second though, but
some of them felt a bit surplus. Like the stealth fighter one, but I
think I only saw that once because I wasn't good enough to unlock all
the covert mission maybe.
Alright sorry guys. when someone says that they need to use your
computer, and that "Oh, It'll just be a minute". Stab them in the head.
You stay put, pinned by Ran’s remaining hand. Her ears twitch like
she’s listening for something. “Hoh? Not content to do your dirty work
yourself, rabbit?” Ran smirks. “Three on one hardly seems fair.”
Suddenly there’s a crash and a scream comes from the room. It
sounds like there’s a fight raging in there now. “Now what should I do
about the other one sneaking up?”
With that Mokou walks around the corner. “Leh him Goah.”
“Hoh. That’s a rather bold claim from you, Mokou. Are you sure you can back it up against me?”
Mokou grins, “Ah dunah hae tah.” She points down the hallway.
“What?” Ran turns quickly back, suddenly face to face with Reisen. Her eyes glowing brightly.
“Tch.” Ran pulls back, but stumbles slightly, releasing you from her grasp. “You’re not at a level that you can do that to me.”
“Don’t be so certain of that.” Reisen’s eyes flash, dangerously.
<NOW> You take off running down the hall, brushing past Mokou.
She nods slightly as you run past, never taking her eyes off of Mokou.
You’re now standing in the entryway, It sounds like Ran, Mokou and
Reisen have started fighting. You wonder what happened to Sanae
[ ] Circle around and see what’s going on with Sanae.
[ ] Go pound on the door to the inner sanctum
[ ] Panic.
[ ] Go find somewhere to hide.
Didn't do it on purpose, Sorry.
You run around the outside of the shrine, trying to move as quietly
as you can. When you get to the outside door that leads into your room,
you glance inside. Sanae is apparently barely holding her own against
Chen. The room is tossed fairly well, with stuff strewn everywhere. You
see the camera, and the card lying in opposite sides of the room, both
near the door to the hallway. Sanae and Chen seem to be in roughly the
middle of the room, and the fight that was in the hallway is either
over of has moved somewhere else. You might be able to make it to the
camera or the card, or you might have something on you right now that
you can use. There’s also a willow branch lying on the walkway that you
could easily get.
[ ] Go for the Camera
[ ] Go for the Card
[ ] Use the fluff
[ ] Use the box
[ ] Wait for a better opportunity.
You grab the willow stick in front of you, and jamming the fluff on the
end, you make a makeshift cat toy. Sneaking into the room, Chen and
Sanae are locked in combat. Neither one seems to notice you. Chen leaps
at Sanae and slashes. Sanae blocks with her stick, and fires a blast at
Chen. The two go back and forth like this. You don’t see where you can
I bet Kira wants us to use the fluff, the enigmatic item that until
now have seen no use, or maybe the camera? nevermind, only one of the
choices is right and i prefer to risk everything and use the most
Chen is already distracted, so i think there's no need to wait for
another chance. Sanae could get hurt if nothing is done right now.
You crouch, ready to spring once the proper window opens. Chen leaps
again at Sanae going for her left side. Sanae moves to defend, but
suddenly Chen’s on Sanae’s right side. She slashes Sanae across the
chest. Sanae falls back against the wall, and slumps down to the
ground. Chen moves in for the finishing blow.
You leap into action, Waving the fluff in Chen’s face. She looks up at you displeased.
“You really think that something like that is going to work on me,
nyaa?” Chen starts walking towards you. Good, you’ve got her attention.
You quickly run out of the room, Chen in hot persuit. Suddenly she’s in
front of you. She’s acting like she’s going to charge you from the left
side. Which way do you dodge?
You dodge to the left and Chen slashes in from the right,
you continue running, You’re almost to the koi pond. Seconds later Chen
appears before you again. “Very Clever, Human, Nya~” You don’t stop
running, tilt your head down and tackle Chen, driving her into the koi
pond, soaking the two of you.
Chen looks thouroughly defeated.
“I hate water, Nyaaa~” She hangs her head.
You quickly pull yourself up out of the pond, and run back to your
room. You reach the entrance at about the same time as Sanae, who looks
like she’s about to collapse. The scratches across her chest don’t look
that deep, but you don’t know if there’s something else affecting her.
Sanae falls forward and you rush up, catching her before she hits the
ground. Hoisting her up in your arms, you think that you really do need
to get some help now.
[ ] Go back to the steel door, try to get Kanako’s attention
[ ] Go find Suwako
[ ] Take her in the room and try to treat her wounds herself.
Anonymous dies. I switch back to Nanayamous who used to stroll at night.
I measure with my eye the distance between me and my enemy.
It is about 2 meters. It takes just one step to reach her with my fist. If I want to Falcon Punch her for sure, I need 1,5 step.
There are no blocking objects in the hallway nor are there any
places to hide. Even if I use the walls and ceiling as my foothold, it
is difficult to move out from Chen's visible range.
While I have to take a step to approach her, she will only need a swing to hit me.
That's the situation. Even if I close in, I will die first by a delay of one millisecond.
We always feel better around water, but I doubt we can extend that
to others. Suwako should have some experience with this sort of thing,
having been in a war and all. Kanako is probably busy with Yukari.
You have no idea where to find Suwako. You run around behind the Shrine
and cut in through the kitchen. Looking around through the dining room,
it looks like a tornado ran through here. You look around, and don’t
see suwako in here. You run over, and look down the hallway that leads
past Sanae’s room. You don’t see anyone down the hallway, and it looks
quite normal. You quickly dash down the hallway, and stop, seeing a
room with a name plaque hanging on it. It reads ‘Suwako! No
unauthorized entry’. This appears to be Suwako’s room.
You slide the door open with your foot to see Suwako, Cirno, Rumia, and
Wriggle sitting on the floor playing a board game. They all look up and
see you standing there, Sanae supported by your arms. Suwako
immediately jumps to her feet. “SANAE!”
Wriggle realizes what’s going on quickly, and directs you to put Sanae on the bed in the room. “Quickly, quickly.”
You lay Sanae on the bed, and Suwako is above her immediately. She
runs her hands over the slash marks across Sanae’s chest. “QUICKLY! I
“I’LL GET IT!” Cirno charges out of the room before anyone can
stop her. Rumia looks to be on the verge of tears. It sounds like the
fighting’s picking up outside, so Mokou and Reisen must still be going
at Ran. You wonder just what on earth she could want.
[ ] Ask if there’s anything you can do to help
[ ] Console Rumia.
[ ] Stay out of the way.
You ask if there is anything you can do to help.
“Stay out of my way, and stay quiet. This requires a lot of
concentration” Suwako spits out tersely. Cirno returns carrying a pan
of water, and wearing a pan on her head. She salutes Suwako when the
pan is taken from her. You sand back out of the way. Rumia clings to
your leg, and you pet her hair absentmindedly. Suwako starts chanting
and glows slightly. She pours the water on the wounds that Sanae has,
and they quickly close up. Sanae sits up, shakily. “Ah~ Ah~ No, no, Sanae, You can’t sit up yet, you’re still weak.
Stay here. I’ll take care of whatever did this to you.” Sanae puts her
hand on top of Suwako’s hat and shakes her head. “Too . . . Strong. . .” Sanae says quietly.
“But. . . But. . . Sanae. . .”
Sanae just rubs her hand on Suwako’s head. Suwako’s eyes tear up.
“Sanae. . . Sanae. . .” Suwako reaches up and holds Sanae’s hand in
hers. Damnit. Why the hell did it have to come to this. You’re pissed
[ ] Go back to your room, get the card and the camera.
[ ] Go find Ran.
[ ] Go kick down the door to the inner sanctum.
[ ] GOD DAMN IT, YUKARI.
You charge back to your room, going around through the
dining room, and pick up the card and the camera off of the floor. You
check and make sure that the camera has film in it, and is charged. You
look again at the card. You have no idea how to use it, but having it
makes you feel more confidant. You put it in your pocket. You charge
down the hallway to the entryway. Which way now, Ran seems to be
fighting with Mokou and Reisen out in front of the shrine, or into the
inner sanctum where Kanako and Yukari are doing. . . Something. You
don’t know what’s going on in there, but that’s where Yukari is.
[ ] Kick down the door to the inner sanctum
[ ] Rush outside.
[ ] Wait.
>>19452 [ ] Kick down the door to the Inner Sanctum
We've already escaped Ran once and, though we've beaten Chen using
our wits, we shouldn't press our luck that the mothe is as naive.
Actually, Id go back to Suwako and ask her to open the door. No
doubt it has all sorts of seals and barriers around it. Besides: if on
the remote possibility that you've bee sold-out by the acting deity,
then the Suwako would surely be ticked-off that Kanako allowed Chen to
You charge up to the Sanctum door. It seems quite solid. However, when
you kick it as hard as you can, the doors swing easily open. It’s pitch
black inside. You stride boldly forth into the room, ignoring the fact
that your sense of danger is screaming like mad. There’s a grinding
noise from behind you and the doors slam shut, leaving you in pitch
darkness. On either side of you, two flames burst to life, illuminating
the immediate area, and not much more. Ahead of you the next two
explode to life. Seeing no other alternative, you stride ahead. The
pattern repeating with the flames bursting to life just ahead of you as
you walk along. You hold the camera at the ready, so that you can take
a picture at an instant. Eventually, instead of two flames ahead of you
lighting up, a whole string of them light up all at once, forming a
large circle in front of you. In the middle of the circle is a table,
with three chairs. There’s a teapot and three teacups sitting on the
“Ah, our little guest finally arrives. How good of you to come” Yukari steps out of the shadows, and walks over to the table.
“Indeed. He is a bit slower than you had lead me to believe though,
Yukari.” Kanako steps out of the shadows on the opposite side of the
room, and walks over to the table. “Well? What are you waiting for?” Yukari motions to the third
chair. “Sit.” The last word is more of a command than a suggestion.
[ ] Sit
[ ] Take a picture
[ ] Stand there, do nothing.
>>19477 [ ] Sit.
If we were let walk into the room, guided to them, and offered tea
(theme of Gensokyo), the least we can do is get some back story. The
camera is either not a threat or an unknown variable at this point but,
at the very least, killing off a trump card before there was even an
attack won't help us live.
You stand there, defiantly ignoring Yukari’s obvious command. She seems
rather displeased by your obvious disregard for her command.
“That wasn’t a suggestion. Sit.”
The ground beneath your feet gives way and you suddenly find yourself falling onto the chair.
“Good. Now that we’re all here, we can finally begin.” A gap opens
directly opposite you, showing the battle between Ran and Mokou and
Reisen. “Your defenders are doing an admirable job against Ran. Most
people would have fallen long before this.” Reisen has blood running
down the side of her face, and Mokou looks like she’s been killed at
least twice. Your anger boils. “Oh? I think you’re making him mad Yukari.”
“Am I? Oh well, no matter.” Yukari waves her hand, and the scene in
the gap changes, showing how you challenged Chen, over came her, and
then immediately seeking aid for Sanae. “You were right, He is quite protective of those he considers an ally.”
“More so than you know. May I have the box now?” Yukari turns to you and holds out her hand.
[ ] Give her the box.
[ ] Refuse.
[ ] Demand to know what the FUCK is going on.
Yukari’s hand is still in front of you, waiting to have the box placed
in it. You shake your head and demand to know what the fuck is going
on. Yukari giggles. “No. It’s not the time for that yet. However, I do believe that I phrased it wrong. Give me the box. Now.”
I want to "[ ] Refuse", but we're not even getting the option to use
any of our inventory. The inexplicable problem of not being able to
possess the box without it being given it intentionally is not a good
bargaining chip. Forcing Yukari's hand ... well, or Kanako's hand ...
Yukari seems surprised by the fact that you’re just handing the box over.
“Given up now, have we?” She takes the box from you hand with a disappointed look on her face.
“Ah, it would seem, Yukari, that you were mistaken about this one.”
“So it would,” she replies, unamused.
Shit, it seems like that wasn’t the right thing to do. You might be able to get that box back, though.
Don't bother with the box unless absolutely necessary or the
opening and escape is flawless. If they couldn't take it without
asking, you have only a lesser chance of recovering it without asking.
I go slay a wyvern on Monster Hunter and Anon loses his spine all
of a sudden? Atleast we basically have no choice but to act now... But
[x] Use Camera
Seems best, I guess. The card is, to say it literally, a wildcard
(but the camera would be as well I guess) and reaching back for the box
might just look silly... I dunno, I'm just voting to move it along in
>>19612 She couldn't give it unless we gave it. Ran said as much when she
said she wasn't allowed to kill us. Yukari's gaped things out without
our permission before, she wouldn't set up this elaborite bullshit if
she could do it this time.
You pull the camera up, and take a picture quick as a flash. The flash
goes off and seems to stun both Kanako and Yukari. You grab the box
back and clutch it tightly. The camera suddenly disappears from your
“You’re a tricky little one, aren’t you?” Yukari is rubbing her
eyes with one hand, holding the camera with the other. “But don’t think
that the same trick will work on me twice.”
Kanako laughs, “Fistey little one, isn’t he. Too bad he had to play out his little trick too soon.”
Yukari sighs, gapping away the camera to some other location. “Yes,
it really does seem like it was a waste of an interesting little trick.
So. You don’t seem to want to give up the box. Is there any particular
reason that you’re protecting it so . . . unreasonably.
You just listen to the ol' Kirakishou
Express an' take his advice on
a dark and stormy night when some
wild-eyed gap producing scheming youkai grabs
your box an' taps the back of your
favorite head up against a shrine wall.
An' she looks you crooked in the eye
an' she asks if you've paid your dues.
You look rihgt back at that big
sucker an' remember what Anonymous
always says at times like that. "Have
you seen your last, Anon?" "No, ma'am,
I've just developed 'em."
>>19643 there was a howto in reisens clothes we read while we were in the
eientei dungeon. something about standing close to the target, if i
remember correctly. might be more useful for blasting the inner sanctum
door open to escape.
we used the camera. do we have gap & wind hax now?
I feel weird doing all this AFTER giving the box away in the first
place and having to get it back, but I guess that's how Anon is
sometimes. Anyways, I say we get them to talk first, even if they can
drop us in an instant.
I ain’t telling you shit, Cap’n. You stare defiantly at both Yukari and
Kanako. “Interesting. . . Choice of words there.” Yukari seems slightly
shocked by your response. Kanako laughs. “He told you. I’m gonna have to remember that. ‘I ain’t telling you shit, Cap’n’. Hoo, that’s funny.”
Yukari glances over at Kanako, and shakes her head.
You take this as a point to pipe in. You demand to know what the
HELL is going on here. Yukari sighs, seeming to be annoyed. “That
again. It’s still not the time for that. You’ll know soon enough.” The
gap is showing the battle between Ran and Mokou and Reisen again. Mokou
is killed again, and Reisen looks like she’s not doing well at all. She
seems to be barely standing, while Ran, on the other hand, Seems to be
relatively untouched. Fuck. You have to do something.
[ ] Flee.
[ ] Demand that Yukari call off Ran.
[ ] Wait and see what happens.
[x] Demand that Yukari call of Ran.
Here we are, being toyed with while Sanae has been slashed across
her chest and Reisen is out there, fighting for(and bleeding for) us
against someone much more powerful than her. I don't care if they're
godlike beings, they've got this coming.
>>19723 Threaten to give ourselves up to Reimu? You know...I LIKE this idea.
Right now Yukari's just playing bullshit games with us, and
screwing our pals in the process. I say we cut through all this
bullshit, make her tell it to us straight, or we screw her plans and go
straight to Reimu.
You demand that Yukari call off Ran, this instant.
“Oh? So you presume to give orders to ME now?” Yukari laughs,
before having a very serious look come over her face. “No. What are you
going to do about it?” Ran seems to be moving in on Reisen, who’s
standing unsteadily, firing shots unevenly.
[ ] Use Card, then flee
[ ] Boot to the head, then flee.
[ ] Flee.
[ ] Sit there, and wait.
You reach into your pocket. Both Kanako and Yukari are puzzled by your
action. Touching the card, this time, something flows into your mind.
You finally know how to use this. “SPELL CARD DECLARE:” Both Kanako’s and Yukari’s eyes go wide in
shock, but before they have a chance to react, you finish the
incantation, “MADNESS SIGN [LUNATIC NIGHT]” The Card glows brightly and
disappears. From where the card was, a bright glow starts. Yukari dives
through a gap, and Kanako hit’s the deck. A wave of bullets shoots out
in all directions, except for towards you. Taking this chance you flee
to the door. You kick it hard, but nothing happens this time. Feeling
the door, you feel a giant handle. Pulling as hard as you can, you yank
the door open. Reisen. She’s standing, right there, Just out the entry way. You
run as fast as you can, but it doesn’t look like you’re gonna make it.
[ ] Throw box at Ran.
[ ] Scream at Ran.
[ ] Run faster.
You charge ahead, Screaming with an untold fury. Your
screams seem to have startled Ran, who stops moving towards Reisen,
giving you just enough time to close the gap. You tackle Ran HARD.
Knocking her to the ground and making her slide a bit before coming to
a stop. You fall to the ground and land hard on your shoulder. You
think you hear another crack. In seconds, Mokou is there in front of
you, waving at you to get Reisen the FUCK out of here. Reisen wobbles,
barely able to stand, desperately clining to consciousness. You push
yourself up, and run back to her, scooping her up in your arms. You
barely slow down before calling out a thanks to Mokou. She doesn’t even
seem to acknowledge you. You run around, back past your room, and around to the back of the shrine. Where are you going to hide?
[ ] Go out the back gate.
[ ] Kitchen.
[ ] Go to Suwako’s room.
[ ] Go back to the inner sanctum.
>>[ ] Go out the back gate.
Possibility. But then there's also Chen lurking somewhere.
>>[ ] Kitchen.
>>[X] Go to Suwako’s room.
Get help for Reisen, and yourself, from Suwako.
>>[ ] Go back to the inner sanctum.
Fuck yes. You make the least sense and must therefore be have been the best choice.
But, goddamn, we're still in-character. What sounds logical must sound logical.
You run around the outside of the building, and guessing where you
think Suwako’s room is, you try the door. . . But wait, there is no
door. You run back to Sanae’s room, and cut in through there. You slip
out into the hallway, and slide down the hallway, hopefully unnoticed.
You quickly kick the door open with your foot and slip inside Suwako’s
room. There’s nobody here now. The room looks like it was cleared out
quickly. Reisen looks up at you, <Tewi took the others out the back
ga. . .> Reisen passes out at this point. FUCK. That would have been nice to know earlier. You hear a loud
explosion coming from the front of the shrine. This isn’t good.
[ ] Hide here, and try your best to treat Reisen’s wounds.
[ ] Try to escape the shrine again.
>>19876 Yukari with Ran and Chen. The whole of the Moriya Shrine. Reimu,
Alice, Marisa with the SDM. Battle Royale and we in the middle with our
little sisters. A bad day in Anon, and all without our Camera
Ugh, damnit. You slide the door open slowly and stick your head out.
You don’t see anyone in the hallway, So you slip out into the hallway
and don’t bother with closing the door. You start to sneak down the
hallway, when you hear someone clear their throat behind you. You
freeze. “And where might you be sneaking off to, Running off after
declaring a spell card. Not very nice of you at all.” You turn around
to see a very upset Kanako.
“Indeed. When you declare a spell card, you’re supposed to stick
around until it finishes.” Yukari’s voice comes from behind you.
Damnit. You’re trapped now. Kanako in front of you, Yukari behind you.
Suwako’s room is a dead end, and you’re carrying an unconscious Reisen.
It may be that your luck has just run out.
[ ] Confront Yukari
[ ] Confront Kanako
[ ] Run back into Suwako’s room.
[ ] Confront Yukari
[ ] Confront Kanako
What the hell is going into Suwako's room going to do, delay the
inevitable? No, stay here and confront them. You've got Reisen, they
lost their bargaining chip. Ask them why the fuck they want the box.
>>19893 [ ] Confront Kanako
You traitorous BITCH. You are worse than the the mutant, the witch,
or the heretic! The mutant and the witch can purge their sin through
deeds and redemption in service to the Emperor. The Heretic finds
absolution in repentance and death. But there is no redemption for a
Traitor. A traitor dies without the cleansing light of the Emperor,
abandoned with Humanity's back turned on him. There is no hope for a
traitor, for he is truly lost from the Emperor.
Well Anon, Congratulations. Many people claim that the world is against
them. Few can claim that the world is LITERATELY against them like you
can. Nearly every major house of gensokyo is out for your blood and the
only one that has any kind of love for you, is currently hidding in a
box inside of your pocket. And the best part is that you have no idea
WHY they want to kill you. They just do.
You scream in absolute rage. The two people confronting you both take a
step back in shock. Turning your glare first on Kanako, you let her
have it. “YOU. You’re some goddess. You let this woman, this Demon come
in here, attack your priestess, severly injure your priestess, and now
you’re playing all chummy, chummy with her. You are a traitor to your
shrine, and those who follow you!” You then whip around to face Yukari.
“And you. YOU. GOD DAMN IT YUKARI. You’ve been fucking with me since
the MOMENT I entered this place. All to what fucking end. People have
gotten hurt, people have gotten killed! And what do you care?! You sic
your Shikigami on us, and attack unrelentlessly over some stupid
fucking box. Well, guess what. You can’t have it, and I won’t tell you
where I fucking got it. You can go rot in the darkest depths of hell
for all I care. Reisen is hurt, and I have to find someone to take care
of her NOW. So get the FUCK out of my way, or I’ll MAKE you get out of
Yukari smirks. “Quite the impassioned speech there, boy.”
Kanako seems to be taken aback. “It would seem, that you misunderstand what’s going on here.
“I don’t give a fuck what’s going on here. I have to find medical
attention for Reisen, NOW. So either one of you is going to get the
FUCK out of my way, or we’re going to have some trouble.”
Yukari shakes her head. “You’re in no position to make demands here.”
“He may not be, But I am! Goddess, forgive me! Human, DUCK”
You drop to the floor, careful not to shake up Reisen too much.
Over head, a HUGE blast of light consumes the top part of the hallway.
Yukari goes flying over you directly into Kanako. Looking up you see
Nitori there, with her gun. She smirks. “I finally got the bugs worked
out of it, now RUN”
You don’t have to be told twice. Getting quickly to your feet you
fly down the hallway, ducked down to stay out of the way of the blast.
Through the kitchen, out the back, and through the orchard, you keep
running. You reach the back gate to see Tewi standing there. “COME ON! MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!” You don’t have to be told twice. You
follow Tewi out the back gate and out into the woods. Off to one side,
as you’re running, You note that there’s apparently a hot spring out
the back here. That would have been nice to know about earlier. Tewi
leads you through the woods to a clearing. There’s a small pond here as
well. All of your little sisters, Suwako, and Sanae are all gathered
here. “I found him.” Tewi announces to the group.
Everyone looks up to see you excitedly, only to notice the limp
Reisen in your hands. Suwako rushes over to you, grabbing the pot off
of Cirno’s head. “Quickly, take her over by the water.” You follow Suwako’s lead
and lay Reisen down by the water. Suwako scoops up some of the water
and pours it on Reisen. She starts chanting, and the water glows
slightly. Sanae, still uneasy on her feet, shuffles over to Reisen,
kneeling down next to Suwako. “I’ll help too.”
“But. . . “ Sanae cuts off Suwako.
“I’ll help too.”
Suwako nods, “Thanks.”
The two of them begin chanting.
You fall backwards onto your bottom and sigh. This is not how you
envisioned today turning out. The entire tone in the clearing is quite
somber. Wriggle is carrying Rumia, who apparently fell asleep during
all of this. Cirno stands a little ways back from Reisen, quietly
watching what’s going on. “H-human. . . Is she gonna be alright?”
You answer her that you don’t know. Cirno hangs her head. Tewi
comes over and pats Cirno on the shoulder. “Of course she’s gonna be
ok. She has to pull through for him” Tewi gestures in your direction.
“So don’t worry about her, Ok?”
Tewi turns to you once Cirno wanders back over to Wriggle and
Rumia. “Really kid. You did a good job. She looks pretty beat up. It
must have been a really intense battle. You should relax while you can.
As soon as those two have her stabilized, we’re moving. We can’t afford
to stay in any one place too long.” Tewi sighs before plopping down on
the ground. She falls onto her back and stares up at the sky.
[ ] Relax
[ ] Go back for Nitori
[ ] Keep a watch on Reisen.
>>Kanako seems to be taken aback. “It would seem, that you misunderstand what’s going on here. "
Actually, I'm am rather curious as to what the fuck IS going on.
Considering Kanako seemed less than pleased to see Yukari to begin
with, I think we can assume she must have had at least an inkling that
this was going to happen.
So then, why is it that Suwako seems completely in the dark about this, and Sanae even moreso, considering the damage she too?
And the box. What the fuck is it, how did we fucking get it, why do
we have it, and why the hell is Yukari so keen on getting it?
And, if she wants it so badly, why is it she couldn't just take it
from us by force? For that matter, why is it that despite everything
she's so keen on keeping us alive? If she has some other purpose for us
that requires our survival, she must know that we're not going to be
very inclined to cooperate if she fucks with our friends like this. But
then, that could also be why she won't tell us what's going on, knowing
that if we knew what it was we wouldn't do whatever it is she wants us
>>19989 Is it a trustworthy sounding voice? Or is it a manipulative bitch, Yukari-sounding voice?
>>19988 Okay, we're not useless. We have crazy dumb luck (plot armor), like
the type mentioned in the quantum immortality Tewi image. But we can't
use it on demand, so if we actually try and rely on it we'll get
screwed half the time.
[X] Don't open the box
Either this is an unrecoverable disaster or an unrecoverable
spoiler. In either case, I'm sure Kira wouldn't waste a moment fucking
our Anon over if checking the contents of the box could do that and
still allow us to continue going about our merry way with mass
destruction in our wake.
On the other hand, we now have a goddess and Gensokyo's number one
peeping tom on our tail, and us on their bad side. We're running out of
places to run.
>>19994 Yukari and Kanako did not want to harm us anyway, Ran only wanted
to rip us off an arm or something if we didnt give her the box. Chen
was probably going easy on us too. and most of all we are protected by
some heavy plot armor, would be boring if we died
>>19997 And EX Stage boss, yes, but remember that despite her immortality
and flame powers, physically she's still more or less human. Compared
to a full-blown youkai like Ran, there's not much of a contest.
So now our list of enemies consists of:
SDM is still unknown, but if Yukari is against us now, it's pretty much safe to assume Yuyuko and Youmu are as well.
Still, we've apparently got a good deal of the most powerful beings
in Gensokyo out to get us now. On top of that, with Eientei now a pile
of ashes (unconfirmed, but likely) and most everywhere else off-limits
or too risky, we seem to be almost out of places to hide, and are
becoming very much outgunned and outnumbered.
We need some serious fucking firepower now. Unfortunately, the only
ones I can think of that fit that particular bill are either Yuka, or
the SDM's residents.
You go over to Reisen’s side and take her hand in yours. The two
continue chanting over her, and while she does look better, her eyes
still aren’t opening. You glance up. Their faces are screwed up in
concentration. Apparently this takes quite a bit of energy and
concentration to do. You feel so useless right now. You couldn’t help
Reisen when she needed you. Sure, you were able to catch Ran by
surprise, but really, in the long run, it would have been better if you
could have done something about Ran in the first place, so that none of
this would have happened. You sigh.
< in. . be. .>
Your head jerks up. Was that Reisen?
<I . . . in . . . you. . .>
You call out to Reisen.
<I believe in you. . .>
Her eyes flutter slightly. You want to hug her so desperately, but
decide against it, given you don’t want to screw up what Suwako and
Sanae have done. Reisen opens her eyes and looks at you. “Th. . . Thank you. . .” She says weakly. Sanae and Suwako both
fall back from Reisen, breathing hard. Apparently it takes a lot out of
them to do this. You turn to them and thank them profusely.
“Don’t thank us yet. She’s not out of the woods. She’s still
really hurt, and Sanae and I need to rest a while before we can do this
again. We need to get moving though.” Suwako refills the pot, and
stands up. “You’ll need to carry her.”
Sanae also gets to her feet, unsteadily. Tewi is there quite
quickly to help her stand. “Thank you Tewi.” Sanae ruffles Tewi’s hair
a bit. “I really wish you wouldn’t do that.” Tewi screws up her face, but doesn’t pull away or bat at Sanae’s hand.
“Alright! Listen up! It’s time to move. Wriggle, you and Rumia are
on point, Cirno, you’re bringing up the rear. Injured are going to be
in the middle. Keep them safe at all costs. Understood?!”
“YEAH!” Cirno seems to have regained her exuberance. Wriggle nods solemnly, and starts to head into the woods.
>>20044 Hm. I think it might be time to see how well Keine's "Conceal
History" ability works. At least as far as hiding is concerned, that
seems like the best way to accomplish the feat considering the "who" is
And, we also have one alternative that is currently trying to kill
us, and that will definitely net us the truth, but doing it will be
hell: we go to hell.
>>20046 They might not be out for our lives, but they clearly don't have
our best interests in mind. And if they're not with us, then they can
only be against us.
>>20047 And so I did. But then, they're pretty much a package deal with Yukari anyway.
>>20051 We didn't directly, but she took part in the initial assault on
Eientei with the rest of Reimu's party. So long as she's alligned with
the psycho-bitch shrine maiden, she's definitely not on our side.
>>Hm. I think it might be time to see how
well Keine's "Conceal History" ability works. At least as far as hiding
is concerned, that seems like the best way to accomplish the feat
considering the "who" is against us.
Two problems with that. First of all, that would require going to
the human village. From what we were told by Kaguya and Eirin, that's
one place we should NOT go.
Secondly, if her use of it in IN is any indication, then it won't
have any effect on the likes of Yukari, and probably a few others as
>>20076 >And if they're not with us, then they can only be against us.
Yukari did save us after all, but i really wish that she
would tell us what is going on, if that was the case this all would not
have happened in the first place. I dont think we want to have them as
our Enemies, we have enough of that already.
I think we should probably go to the SDM next, it would be the most
unlogic, but most logic choice, maybe Patchy knew that Yukari and
Kanako were planning something. It would be worth a shot. Yuyuko is out
of question and we have to be somewhere.
>>Yukari did save us after all, but i
really wish that she would tell us what is going on, if that was the
case this all would not have happened in the first place. I dont think
we want to have them as our Enemies, we have enough of that already.
Saving us isn't the same thing as helping us. All it means is that
we are still more useful to her alive than dead. But as Ran told us,
she clearly doesn't care about the "quality" of our life. So long as we
can still do whatever it is she wants us to do, it doesn't matter how
beaten, battered, bruised, and maimed we are.
And if she's not telling us what's going on, it's most likely
because whatever it is she wants from us is more likely to happen if we
DON'T know. In other words, whatever it is, we're probably not going to
I say we head to the flower field, and sway Yuuka to our side by
convincing her that joining our little squadron will allow her to test
her strength against all the ludicrously powerful enemies we've made.
Fighting the strong is basically her favorite thing to do, and we can
definitely provide her with some opponents.
>>20102 We also thought we could sway Kanako to our side, but with followers instead of opponents.
You've seen how well that panned out.
While Yuka might take us up on the offer, she could be just as likely to attack US instead, to see what all the fuss is about.
Which would be more interesting to fight for a total psychopath? An
army of the most powerful beings in Gensokyo, or the one piddly little
human who somehow pissed them all off enough to make them his enemy?
You know what, I almost want to go to the Hakurei shrine and attempt
diplomacy. If we fail and die, then maybe we can go back to before we
had to hide from Reimu AND Yukari. And if we succeed, we'll have Reimu,
Marisa, Alice, and probably the SDM on our side.
You pick Reisen up off the ground and follow along behind
Tewi and Sanae. Suwako follows along, just behind you, making sure not
to spill the water. You silently appologize to Nitori for having to
leave her behind, and you hope that the next person you run into isn’t
as hostile as everything that’s happened so far.
Meanwhile. . .
“So, there he goes.”
“Indeed. Is this what you thought would happen all along?”
“I can’t say that it is. He really is quite surprising. Forming and
holding together that rag tag little band. It really is quite amazing.”
“Yes, yes it is. But then again, you know. . .”
“Hum. . . I wonder if it is still just that. Time will tell. . .”
Your little troupe finds itself on the edge of a forest. Nearby
there appears to be a small house. You’ve been taking turns watching
it. It appears that nobody has come out of it, or gone into it for the
better part of the day.
[ ] Approach house.
[ ] Continue watching.
[ ] Get back to moving.
Caution has helped us so far.
>>20116 >If we fail and die, then maybe we can go
back to before we had to hide from Reimu AND Yukari. And if we succeed,
we'll have Reimu, Marisa, Alice, and probably the SDM on our side.
I was referring to this part. This was before we met Reisen; pissing off Reimu, I mean.
House on the edge of the forest? Seems like it might belong to
either Marisa or Alice, in which case some reconnaissance wouldn't be a
bad idea, especially as even in our weakened condition, we brutally
outnumber any individual member of their party. If it's not one of
them, it could be someone we can talk with normally, and it might
provide us with a bit of respite.
>>20112 Possibly, but we should probably then go for "her friend" first. Don't fight the symptoms, fight the illness, they say.
Until we learn exactly why Reimu has a beef with us from someone
else, we shouldn't run in half-cocked, without some kind of
apologetics. Yukari can be fended-off. Kanako can be fended-off. A miko
in crisis resolution mode, round two, might break our plot armor.
We're on Youkai Mountain as well. Suika, when she's not bothering
Reimu, lives there so we stand a chance of being able to reconcile with
her. At least there's one thing that'd be good about the confrontation:
oni can't tell us lies.
>>20128 Marisa is on the outskirts (for her nonexistent shoppe). Alice is
further into the forest, enough that travelers might chance into it and
be able to recuperate there, then escape the Forest of Magic when
They're not near Youkai Mountain, though. I say we go examine it:
we may even learn who lives there and be able to retreat if that should
prove a problem.
>>20141 You're still on the mountain. There's a forest on said mountain. It
goes all the way up to the treeline, which you haven't passed above
yet. So yeah, Forest of Magic is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY over there. *points*
You are NOT, in any way, shape, or form, near the forest of magic, that
is not marisa's house, nor is it alice's house.
Late question, but how the hell did we activate a spell card. I thought
those things were just named techniques, meaning u needed to know how
to perform them to use it. Its not like any human who picks up the
Master Sparks card can shoot giant lasers. Which raises more questions
about our strength, ability and even whether if we're human or not.
Back to the story...
[x] Continue watching.
Even though it isn't Alice's house, caution is always good.
>>20165>>20161 Sorry sorry, i'm getting tired. I missed Suwako and the box. Both
are with you currently. But on that note, Continue watching won, and
i'm off to bed.
G'night folks. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon.
>>20178 Well, it may be gone, but we still have a doll, an opened bottle of
what may or may not be generic Hourai elixir, and a mysterious box of
hair that we aren't supposed to open until Xmas to look forward to
The spell card was neat, but I'm frankly more surprised that the
little piece of fluff turned out to be good for something. Kinda.
>“So, there he goes.”
>“Indeed. Is this what you thought would happen >all along?”
>“I can’t say that it is. He really
is quite >surprising. Forming and holding together that >rag tag
little band. It really is quite >amazing.”
>“Yes, yes it is. But then again, you know. . .”
>“Hum. . . I wonder if it is still just that. >Time will tell. . .”
And the suspense is high again. Its got to be Remilia. But my Guess
would be that it is Reimu, because that is the most unexpected
>>20201 Maybe we got it all wrong and Kaguya/Eirin are the bad guys here
and Yukari/Kanako want to save and help us. But who is the Hair in our
little box, oh shit it is Reimu. Well that would be unexpected. Reminds
me of Bad end from Doyora, Kaguya taking over Gensokyo, more likely
than you think!
>>20208 Well, for whatever reason, the box is still safe in our hands and either can't be or won't be forced from them.
We shouldn't consider Kira's unnamed third-party observation as
anything important in this out-of-character observation. If Kaguya is
actually deceiving us from the get-go, there's not much we actually can
do. We obligated ourselves to the box so, at this point, we should just
roll with the punches. Wait until you have an IC reason to feel
deceived, or the like.
>>20200 Personally, I think it was Yukari and Kanako watching us leave.
Between Kanako's apparent displeasure at Yukari showing up,
indicating she had some idea of what was about to happen, her stating
that we were "misunderstanding" what was going on there, and the fact
that depsite apparently wanting it that Yukari actually appeared
disappointed when we gave up the box, I can't help but think that
perhaps this was all some sort of test.
As powerful as the Yakumo group are, you would think that perhaps
they would have managed to kill more than just the one person who can't
truly die if they were serious, and have put up more of a chase when we
got away, especially if they wanted what we had so badly. Not that they
weren't willing to off someone, I think, but they were probably
counting on our trying to put a stop to it before it happened.
To top it off, they were clearly already observing and discussing
our behavior before all this if their replay of our encounter with Chen
and the remarks on our protectiveness of our allies was any indication.
The only thing that troubles me is that line of
>>“Hum. . . I wonder if it is still just that. Time will tell. . .”
It seems that whatever "that" is, it's most likely not only related
to why we have Reimu so damn hostile towards us, but possibly even why
we assembled our sister squad and others like we did. However, if they
have to wonder if it's "still" just "that" then it would appear that
whatever it was it might NOT be a factor in what's happening around us
But who, if anyone, would have any idea what "that" was? Either
Yukari, who must know about this all from the beginning, thus
furthering my suspicion that it was her watching us leave. Or, it was
Eirin, who must have played dumb about finding anything odd about us
after her examination, but that raises the question of who she is
talking to, if what we assume about our little boxy friend is true...
Mokou's route is closed because we didn't give her the box in time. Still, she went down fighting--manly tears.
Nitori was fucking great; I fully expect us to meet a kappa named "Plisken" in the future.
We still have that fucking Hourai Doll. If this is Hina's house
then curse-bomb Artful Sacrifice is still possible, or maybe it means
the Alice conversion route still open?
We should get Wriggle to use her bugs to infiltrate the house and see if it's unoccupied. Also, ding-dong dash.
If empty, we'd be in much better negotiating position with the
actual resident if they came home to find a fully-rested (9) squad
pointing half a dozen spellcards in her direction. And since Tewi likes
to sleep outdoors, she could give a signal so we're not flatfooted when
the resident actually returns.
If it's a hostile's house, this is the perfect place to hide from
the big powers, and an easy way to pick off one of their number and/or
interrogate for information.
We haven't really had the time to chat with Sanae; she might give
us a better idea of Kanako's motives. And learning our dual tech
(Double Ruffle) is the perfect way to reconsolidate our 9 squad.
Especially Rumia, since we'll need her EX form when the time comes.
>>20244 That would imply, however, that Yukari somehow knew the box was
important and as thus far we know Yukari, though on the up and up about
things, only learns about things by being able to detect it or by
spying. Since the box has little been addressed since we received it,
the question isn't why the box is important, but how Yukari came to
know that we regarded it as important and, more importantly, how Yukari
came to regard the box as important.
It may very well just be a test, which is why we were so easily
able to steal it back from her, but she seems unable or unwilling to
steal it from us; but the fact that the box is being considered a
bargaining item at all is something I find highly suspicious.
>>20308 Whatever Yukari does or does not know about the box and its
importance, I think it's a fair bet that she still knows a good deal
more about it than we do at this point.
All we know is that it's related to a dream we had about Eientei's
destruction and a promise we don't even know yet remember, it has an
increasing amount of hair growing inside it, and for some reason the
damn thing changes colors for no apparent reason. That, and now we're
not supposed to open it, even if to see if anything has changed inside
it since the last time.