Ran this a while back for a group of friends, and recently remembered it and figured /tg/ might be interested. No 2hu knowledge needed.-Where do I begin? From the beginning, yes, but when was that beginning?Well, I suppose my arrival at the mansion is as good a start as any. It was morning, barely past sunrise, and I had hired a cab from the village at the foot of the hill. It took a while to find a driver willing to take me up to the mansion, but throwing enough money at people tends to solve most problems eventually."I know your type." We were nearing the mansion, and the driver, who hadn't said a word the entire way, suddenly spoke up. "You go in there, wanting to kill the mistress and become a hero, and you never come out again. You're the sixth this month already, you know that? And who do you think the mistress takes out her anger on? Us. You all spout your crap about wanting to save us and you never think about what will happen if you fail, no? Well, we're here."(continued in next post)
I hadn't expected that outburst, but I can't say I was surprised by it either. That was, after all, one of the reasons why the Church had finally approached me. I didn't care about their God or their mission to save the village, but they paid well and had finally realized that their own vampire hunters just weren't going to cut it.So here I was, staring up at the rather forbidding-looking mansion as the cab drove off. My job was simple - get in, kill the vampire inside. You'll notice that "get out" wasn't on the agenda, and frankly I don't think the Church gave a damn about whether I made it out alive. After all, if I didn't, that was one less heretic they had to hunt down.There was a wall around the mansion, with a gate at the front. I had no way of telling if it was guarded, but I couldn't see any other way in.[ ] I walked up to the gate. If it was guarded, then I'd just have to fight my way through.[ ] I walked around the mansion, keeping out of sight. Maybe there was a back door or something.[ ] I did something else. (specify)
>>27415009Be a sneaky git.
>>27415009[x] Walk around the mansion, keeping out of sight. Maybe there's a back door or something.First-person past tense for vote options feels clunky. I prefer present tense second-person, myself.
>>27415009>[X] I walked up to the gate. If it was guarded, then I'd just have to fight my way through.Oh wow, is it already time to meet best girl?
>if it was guardedAnd it is.[x] I walked around the mansion, keeping out of sight. Maybe there was a back door or something.
>sneak aroundWell, no sense in engaging in a fight this early. The problem of whether or not I could defeat the hypothetical guard there aside - although I was pretty sure that I could - the fact remained that I didn't want to get seen any earlier than I had to. The job was hard enough without the entire mansion trying to kill me from the start. Not that they wouldn't all try to kill me eventually, but at least I got a bit of a headstart this way.Careful to stay hidden from view, I moved off the road and tried to find a side entrance. Tried, I say, because if there was one, then it was very well hidden indeed. The mansion was surrounded by dense forest, and while it wasn't the easiest terrain to move through, it did give me enough cover to approach the fence. It was a typical cast-iron fence, the type you might find around European mansions, which wasn't suprising considering that this was a European mansion. Vampire mansion, maybe, but still a European mansion.While walking, I took stock of what I had on me, mentally preparing myself to kill. My trusty leather whip was, as usual, curled around my right wrist, ready to lash out at any monsters I came across. I carried several throwing knives on my person too, within easy access. Not silver knives, as I had learnt the hard way that silver is soft and tends to dent when hit by other hard things, but silver-plated steel, which still repelled evil creatures while losing none of its battle effectiveness.(continued)
Another interesting thing, or things, I carried was a few bottles of holy water. They weren't from the Church; the Church pretty much near hated me and wasn't about to give me something as valuable as that. Instead, I had created these by mixing my blood with water. It's a long story, but suffice to say my lineage has left me in possession of a few holy powers myself.Then there was the usual stock of healing potions - or rather, healing candy, as potions tended to leak when you got thrown around a bit. I had only three of these, and I would have to make them count. There were a few other oddities I carried with me, but those were of no use in vampire-slaying.Anyway, my walk around the fence turned up nothing. There were no side gates, and neither did I find any holes in the fence or anything. That left me with two options - one, climb the fence. Not something I wanted to do, considering the spikes on the fence and how visible, and vulnerable, that would leave me. Two, go through the gate. I didn't really want to do this either, but if there was no guard, it would make entering a lot easier. If there was one, however... well, let's just say that even the best case scenario wouldn't be pretty.[ ] Go back to the gate.[ ] Climb the fence.[ ] Other (specify)Main Weapon: Leather WhipSubweapons: Throwing Knives x10, Holy Water x5Inventory:Healing Candy x3
>>27415271>[X] Go back to the gate.It's not too late to enter the dragon. But seriously, doesn't look like we're getting in without some kind of resistance.
>>27415271[x] Go back to the gate.
>>27415375>text in spoilersSome resistance, in this case, being the option between some fairies, and some fairies AND MEIRIN
>>27415404What happens if we challenge her to honorable single combat for the right to enter?
>>27415404Doesn't she usually sleep on the job though?
>>27415442Would still put the whole castle on high alert. That includes Flandre>>27415449Yes, but trying to sneak in usually wakes her up
>>27415476>That Includes FlandreYay we get to meet the best girl early.
>>27415488And a spectacular end of the quest.Speaking of which, who are we playing as? Reimu?
>>27415488>best girl>not Patchy
>>27415476>everyone's faces when we verbally strongarm Meiling into escorting us to Remilia after gaining right to entryAlso, wouldn't Flan still be locked up right now? Wasn't the reason she broke out in the first place because she heard all the ruckus caused in the main storyline?>>27415488>best girl>Flandre>>27415509>best girl>PatchyYou are both entitled to your own opinions and I respect them, even if I may not agree with them.>>27415507Probably some kind of Belmont. Or Sakuya.
>>27415525If I recall, she didn't break out. Marisa broke into her basement looking for more stuff to "borrow until she dies"
>>27415488>>27415509>Best girl>Not China
Oh hey I read this doujin!>yes I'm serious, look it up
>>27415577>implying there's only one>implying there hasn't been a million fanfics, roleplays, and other fanworks also using this exact premise
>>27415554Looking up the text from the game, she says to Marisa: >I was listening when you quarreled with my elder sister.>I've always been curious about these humans, so I came to look.So it sounds to me like all the pichuns from the storyline piqued her interest and caused her to break out.Why am I talking in spoilers?>>27415577Yes, because that isn't vague at all.
So is Meiling a dragon youkai or what?
>>27415647No, she's just Chinese.
>>27415647One fan theory says she is THE dragon just chilling around Gensokyo because why the fuck not.
>>27415647It's never actually stated, but it's a fairly common belief in fanon, as far as Touhou fanon goes.
>>27415664So all chinese know martial arts and shoot danmaku? I knew it
>>27415678If by "Chinese" you mean "Youkai", then yes.OP hurry up and post before this thread gets even more derailed.
>>27415678That one-inch punch Bruce Lee did? Danmaku
>>27415706Too bad Burning Meiling didn't have her fight Yuugi, that'd be sweet. And yes, OP needs to hurry up before it all burns to the ground>>27415721I thought that was just his stand
>>27415706Writan now. Up till now I've just been copypasting what I wrote the last time I ran this, it's taking me a while to get used to this style again.
OP, with the speed you write at, you might get a more touhou focused audience more to your pace over at /thp/.http://touhou-project.com/th/Maybe. Possibly.
>go back to the gateWell, high risk equals high gain, as they say. Figuring it would be best to just take my chances with the gate, I circled back around and walked boldly up to the front gates.Nothing assaulted me as I approached - a pretty good start, I thought. Well, that probably meant more resistance waiting inside, but I would just take what I could get for now. Speaking of resistance, as I neared the gate, I happened to glance up and notice a few specks of black against the barely risen sun.Bats. Vampire. I didn't even need to think before my body reacted, casting quickly around for the closest bit of shelter and ducking straight into it. Said shelter happened to be the guardhouse, which also just happened to contained a red-haired girl. Thankfully, she was asleep.(continued)
I let out my breath. Well, that explained the lack of resistance, at least. A short wait more, until I was sure the bats had gone - I didn't know if they'd spotted me, or I'd hidden in time, and I certainly did not want to find out yet - then I walked back out the other door into the grounds and began to examine the mansion.It wasn't a particularly large dwelling by vampiric standards, only a four-or-so floors mansion instead of your typical castles and whatnot, but it did have a large clock tower rising from one side. I stifled a groan - experience had taught me that I would probably have to fight my way through that.The vampire residing here was known as the Scarlet Devil, and looking at the bright red walls of the mansion, I could see why. Even the windows, which there were plenty of on each floor, were tinted a light pinkish-red. Speaking of windows, I had yet to make my entrance into the mansion proper. While walking around it earlier, I had seen no doors other than the main one, which was now open - almost invitingly so. Suspicious, but it was an easy way in. Of course, I could always break and enter through a window instead, but which one?[ ] I walked through the front door.[ ] I broke a window and climbed in. (which window?)[ ] Other (specify)
>>27415827[x] I walked through the front door.
>>27415827>[X] I broke a window and climbed in. (A first story window near one of the rear corners of the house)>not assassinating the obvious gate guard in her sleep so she wouldn't be a potential issue later onAs much as I love Meiling, wouldn't this be the sensible thing to do?
>>27415827[X] I walked through the front door.There's an order to these things: Walk in through the front door, kill everything from the bottom up, and demolish the castle.
Rolled 1>>27415827>[ ] I walked through the front door.
>>27415860Youkai can't die.
>>27415880If that's the case, we might not have thought out this whole vampire-hunting escapade entirely properly.
>>27415899Specially since vampires in Gensokyo are a class of youkai.Which enters a contradiction: Remilia says in EoSD that direct sunlight will flash vaporise her. I don't think they can get back from that.
>>27415986They don't. Vampires are weakened by sunlight, but not destroyed by it.>>27415880Youkai can die, you just need to attack them with spiritual weapons. Physical force can also kill them but they can regenerate from most trauma.Fairies for example dieALL THE DAMNTIME
>>27415860>>27415899MC is equipped to kill vampires, and specifically vampires. Other youkai. not so much. Aka the risk of an angry, bloodied, raging Meiling coming after you is not worth it.
>go through the front doorI glanced up at the mansion, carefuly surveying the available windows. The ones on floors higher than the ground floor were out of the question; I didn't think I was good enough to climb up to them. Well, maybe I was, but I most definitely did not want to risk dying of a broken neck at this stage.That left the first floor windows, or the front door. The tinted windows made them hard to see through, and so I couldn't discern what room was behind which window. I could just pick a random window and break it, but I didn't really want to run into a room full of killer fairy maids, or something like that. And anyway, no point expending all that energy when I could just stroll in the front door.(continued)
>>27416045>tfw Koa attacks and we can't kill her>tfw Patchy attacks and we can't kill her>tfw Death Fairy-chan attacks and we can't kill herWELP SNEAKING MISSION IT IS THEN.Seriously, though, pretty sure that Youkai can be killed. And even if they aren't, it takes quite some time to regenerate from such serious wounds.
I walked through the door, half-expecting some hidden trap to spring out and smash me to pieces or something, but nothing happened. It entered into a huge hallway, decorated with paintings and softly lit lamps. And a red carpet, which I found myself slightly amused by. I might be trying to kill the Scarlet Devil, but I could still appreciate her sense of humor.There was nothing in the hallway, but a little further down, I could see what looked like stairs leading both up and down. There were no doors leading anywhere that I could see, but I might be able to find some a little further on. Anyway, I had to decide where to go. The vampire's quarters were likely to be in one of two places - either the lady's quarters on the top floor, or in a coffin in the basement.[ ] I went up the stairs. (reason?)[ ] I went down the stairs. (reason?)[ ] I continued walking down the hallway. (reason?)[ ] I did something else. (specify)
>>27416018I realize I had an error with my previous post (>>27415880)Youkai CAN die, but only of old age. "Killing" them will only have them get back up in a few hours. Reimu knows "extermination" is only a temporary measure.Also>Physical force can also kill themThey are less susceptible to it, though. Only belief can really harm them.Which begs the question: if I believed [weapon, say, a M16] could kill them (because I have no reason to believe otherwise, after all), will it?
>>27416073>[X] I went up the stairs. (If all else failed, a window would be an acceptable escape route.)>>27416078Where is it you're getting this info from?
>>27416073>[x] I continued walking down the hallway (door nearby if I need to bolt)>>27416118http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Youkai
>>27416073>[x] I went up the stairs. (reason?)That's probably where all the lackies are. Might as well take care of them first, before taking on the boss.
>>27416073>[x] I went up the stairs. (The vampire's quarters are most likely underground; by starting from the top I can methodically clear out any other hostile elements before having to face it, rather than risk an ambush)
>>27416131>information taken from Perfect Memento in Strict Sense>check PMiSS>"*Youkai have longer lifespans than humans.">"*Youkai have stronger bodies than humans, so even if they're split into five parts, they heal right away.">"*Youkai are more easily affected by belief than humans, and as a result spiritual damage can cause fatal wounds.">fatal wounds>fatal meaning they dieYou can kill them. There's even a judge and things for dead folks.
>>27416202Death in Touhou is a hilarious event for most of its character.Yes, they can die. No, a youkai dying doesn't mean it'll get sent to Eiki's court, it means it'll be out of action for a few hours while it regenerates.
>>27416078Youkai can die permanently if they are completely forgotten, even in Gensokyo, or if they are possessed by an Evil Spirit or whatever Gensokyo calls them. In one of ZUN's information books he explains that Kyouko's species of youkai are all dying out and becoming extinct, and evil spirits give youkai the creepy crawlies because possession completely destroys who they are.
>>27416131There's nothing in that article that says youkai can't die if they get wrecked badly enough, especially by magic/blessed weapons.
>>27416260If you could kill youkai with blessed weapons, Reimu would have done it a long time ago. Reimu is to Youkai, as Hitler was to the Jews.
>>27416239You do know no-one dies during the games because of the spellcard rules, right?http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Perfect_Memento_in_Strict_Sense/Draft_of_Spell_Card_RulesPractically every 2nd to 5th stage boss talks after being shot down. Youkai "extermination" is literally youkai and humans playing cops and robbers.
>go up the stairsWell... I guessed that the vampire lived underground, which meant she would be waiting down those stairs. Which was, coincidentally enough, exactly where I didn't want to start. No escape route, for one.In that case, I would start from the top and work downwards. You might find the concept of leveling up stupid, but I can assure you that it applies in real life as well. I was fighting youkai, which were harmed less by my weapons and more by the faith invested in said weapons. More youkai kills equaled more faith in their weapon-ness, and stronger weapons. Strange, I know, but who was I to complain when it worked to my advantage?At the top of the stairs, I came to a landing with 3 doors. The first was entirely metal, and bore a simple etching of clock hands on its surface. No prizes for guessing where it led. The second was far grander, huge, wooden double doors with fancy carvings. It probably led to the library, or something like that.The third, however, just screamed "boss room". It was a plain door, the kind that you might find in a bedroom, but it had not just one, or two, but three separate keyholes under the knob.I groaned. So that was the kind of game the vampire wanted me to play...?[ ] Clock tower door[ ] Library door[ ] Other (specify)
>>27416293Reimu created those rules because if they didn't play spellcard rules, the youkai would all completely obliterate the humans, including Reimu. In Gensokyo, Vampires made a pact to never harm humans directly. Instead, they cause catastrophes like massive earthquakes and floods to harm humans "indirectly"
Attention, touhoufags. Is our MC in deep shit?I have only played like 3 games and know jack shit about the verse.>>27416295>[x] Library doorLet's steal some books.
>>27416295>[X] Other (BOSS ROOM)DOITDOITDOIT
>>27416293Well, post-PC98 anyway.I kind of like the whole "Shinki got mad enough to burn down the whole dimension" thing leading to implementing spell cards to prevent that kind of havoc and collateral damage while fighting. Whole Gensokyo is practically in a situation of MAD with all these superpowered fucks running around.
>>27416316There's no real deep shit as far as PCs are involved. They just wade through the rain of bullets and smack everyone's shit. Though it does seem like we aren't using spellcard rules this time... Yep, we're screwed.
>>27416295[x] Library doorMaybe it'll have a convenient book detailing the vampire's weaknesses!
>>27416295[x] Clock tower door.>>27416316>Is our MC in deep shit?Not yet. She hasn't found anyone of note (other than a sleeping Meirin)Shit will get real if she DOES find someone. Someone that will attack first, then ask later.Two of the options in >>27416295 contain twoor three someones that will do that.
>>27416311No, those weren't the terms of the Vampire contract. The vampires would be supplied humans to feed on as long as they don't prey upon the humans of Gensokyo.
>>27416320It's locked. You can't get into the boss room without doing fetch quests - ie exploring the other rooms.[x]Library doorLibraries always contain good loot.>>27416311>PMiSS: spellcard rules>Although the shrine maiden decided on these rules,>the original draft is written on the same paper used for youkai's contracts.>Did some youkai propose these rules to the shrine maiden?>I wonder who could have written them.>PMiSS: Youkai>If the human population drops, youkai will face trouble as well.The "attacks" aren't ever causing massive damage to anyone. Of the various shown incidents, no-one's actually been harmed. They might have if they hadn't been stopped, but that's the whole point, it's for youkai to prance around as if they were powerful beings, or they'd wither and die because of spiritual stagnation. Youkai can't survive without some humans to begin with.
>>27416293Didn't they kill Mokou several times in IN? If she wasn't an immortal, she would've been sent to Eiki instantly.>>27416358>as long as they don't prey upon the humans of GensokyoI thought it only applied to the Human Village. Meaning that humans elsewhere were fair game.
>>27416311Youkai wouldn't obliberate all the humans, if anything Reimu would obliberate anyone else with a few exceptions. The point of having spellcards was to have a fair fight between participants whose power levels outside the spellcard system may differ greatly. That way the fights are always exciting and we avoid complete curbstomping (well, for the most part).
>>27416295[x] Library doorPurple beansprout is best SDM. And plus, imagine all the information that may be in there.
>>27416311She also created those rules so that Humans wouldn't go all Vampire Hunter on their shit and start mobbing up to kill Youkai. Instead, they can just do Spellcard Rules, which they have a reasonable chance of winning without going full angry mob, which lets the Youkai go ahead and do silly ridiculous Incidents without having to be afraid of being hunted down and actually killed.So it's a two-way street, Humans get a form of combat they don't auto-lose, so they might not get all eaten, and Youkai get to start shit without the Humans getting together and murdering the fuck out of them - Just befriending the hell out of them.
>>27416371The youkai they are referring to is Yukari, because she is a sneaky bitch that runs the joint.The other youkai really don't give a fuck and are perfectly content with killing and eating humans.
>>27416311>Reimu created those rules because if they didn't play spellcard rules, the youkai would all completely obliterate the humans, including Reimu.There's just so much wrong with your post. The rules were made so the youkai and humans could keep playing card games for the purposes of harvesting faith and not kill eachother. If the humans get killed, the youkai are fucked because human belief in youkai is what feeds youkai, so if the humans inside die, playtime is ogre because the outside world doesn't believe in monsters anymore and if there's no one left to believe in them, they'll all "starve".Not only that, but Reimu's special hax power is becoming completely invincible for an arbitary amount of time, no one could do shit if she stopped following the rules and went on a rampage.
>>27416371You're saying that we tried to sneak into a mansion without any skills at lockpicking or other methods of breaking and entering?...Fine. Change it to [X] Library door.
>>27416379Yeah, because Mokou doesn't give a shit about spell card rules. If given a chance, she'd outright murder Kaguya, rules be damned, even if she wasn't immortal Kaguya, that is.The only way to put her down is to keep killing her until she's just too fed up/exhausted to fight. Stubborn bitch, I tell you.
>>27416386>Zeroes>Spinzaku, Lelouch>Hatsune Miku>Rensa>fucking PreCures all over the pictureNot only fairies, my dear.
>>27416281>Reimu is to Youkai, as Dora the Explorer is to SwiperFixed that for you.swiper no swiping, yo>>27416379A block of tofu could kill Mokou.
>>27416404Pretty sure Mokou is pretty cool to anyone who isn't Kaguya. I mean, she runs a yakitori stand and guides people lost in the bamboo forest home.>>27416398>hfw Yukari manipulates the border of invincibility and lack thereof
>library doorThe clock tower... was a confirmed boss. Mini-boss, at the very least. And I wasn't equipped to handle that at all yet. I mean, I hadn't even encountered any fairies on the way up.But first... I grabbed the knob of the plain door and twisted. Or tried to twist, at least, because it refused to turn. Not a problem, I had lockpicks-"Oh, come on," I muttered flatly to myself, staring at the twisted mess that had been a lockpick before I tried it on one of the locks. "Fucking magic."I would have to do things the vampire's way, then. I didn't like it one bit, and was starting to get the feeling that I might, for the first time, be just a little out of my depth.Well, that left only the library door. Cautiously, I pushed one of the double doors open, and entered.(continued)
>>27416420It's fine, Reimu could take all of them.
>>27416422She -IS- cool with anyone not affiliated with Kaguya. The only reason she tried to murder the protagonists of the Extra stage are misunderstandings. Girl thought Kaguya sent assassins on her ass again. They really do hate each other, don't they?
>>27416422>yfw Reimu just flies above the limits of boundaries
>>27416435I'm pretty sure her grudge is only with Kaguya and not with the rest of Eientei, considering that she brings lost rabbits back there too.
>>27416429>I mean, I hadn't even encountered any fairies on the way up.Sucks to be us, doesn't it?
>>27416422>While flight is extremely common among inhabitants of Gensokyo, Reimu's ability extends beyond that; she is capable of phasing in & out of existence, or as described in The Grimoire of Marisa, floating away from reality.Bitch couldn't even go to the moon at will, "out of reality" is probably located a bit too far.
>>27416432I imagine it'd go like Unreasonable Mechanism.ASHDGIAGHFKAHG KGLHASKG condensed rage ashgaohn;jgbnarg GODASGHSpeaking in gaming terms, of course.
>>27416458Maybe they're just hiding themselves out of sight or hearing.
>>27416454Yah, could be. Well, she just doesn't take too kindly to Kaguya. And people trying to kill her. I imagine she might not be too fancy with Eirin, but I've got nothing to support that beyond speculation.
The fog began to spill out the moment I opened the door. It curled around my ankles like a... like a wisp of dense fog that was almost certainly magical in origin. As I stepped further into the library, it began to part slightly, and what I had assumed to be walls previously revealed themselves to be huge, floor-to-wall bookshelves, all several times my height. And as I had suspected, a little walking revealed that it was a labyrinth.I groaned again. Not for the first time, I was beginning to feel like the vampire was just toying with me. It wasn't a feeling I was used to — I was still alive, after all — and it didn't bode well for my future. Still, this wasn't the time to dwell on it. I had to focus on the damnable bookshelf labyrinth first....Footsteps. By the sound of it, human footsteps, or at least humanoid. As I strained my eyes, my whip ready to snap out at a moment's notice, a weak voice reached my ears, accompanied by a figure slowly shuffling towards me out of the fog."H-he..."[ ] Attack![ ] Wait and see[ ] Other (specify)
>>27416466>Unreasonable MechanismThat shit was amazing.But, I'd imagine it goes something more like:>Fantasy Nature>Reimu wins
>>27416447Fuckin' mir'cles.>>27416463That's cause fuckin' Lunarian hax. She regularly takes trips outside reality.Oh shit, this is going to become a war of hax, isn't it?
>>27416484>[X] Attack! (To restrain and then interrogate. Make sure whoever it is can't call for help either.)
>>27416422>>27416454>>27416475I still support KaguyaxMokougensyoko gonna get lonely in a few million years
>>27416487Well, Reimu probably could get to the lunar capital by herself, but the problem is that she would have to put effort into developing her abilities.
>>27416484>[x] Wait and seeCODE RED. CODE RED.
>>27416484>[x] Wait and seeThat sounded like a hello?
>>27416503I like to imagine that Kaguya and Mokou's feud has turned into something more like a rivalry of unspoken friendship. Something more like how they are portrayed in the Inaba 4koma
>>27416505Yukari's been training Reimu for at least three years now. Oh, also: Assuming Reimu was 14 years old in th01, she'd be 25ish right now.
>>27416484[x] Wait and see.We'll get nowhere if we just attack things impusively.
>>27416524>>27416503I actually hate that depiction and would love more HATEBONER RIP AND TEAR YOUR GUTS doujinshi from the fandom.Sure, the two of them mellowing out seems like a good thing to write about, but I kind of like -eternal- grudges, killing each other just out of hatred, spite and rage and all that.
>>27416527>Yukari's been training Reimu for at least three years now.There is literally nowhere in canon where this is mentioned. The closest thing is Yukari pushing Reimu to train in SSiB.
>>27416503Yeah, that's probably the only way things could end happily for them. But what happens to Eirin and Keine?>>27416505>put effort into developing her abilitiesYeah, not happening. Seriously, though, she could probably do it if she really wanted to. Fantasy Heaven gets you ANYWHERE.Now that I think about it, is it possible that the only reason Yukari went through such a circuitous method to get to the moon was to deliberately make herself seem weak so as to lure the Lunarians off guard and allow Yuyuko to sneak in?
>>27416429>Library doorI am pleased by this. Best Girl incoming pic related. I just love Patchouli.>>27416487If taken seriously yes. Thankfully, Touhou is never really taken seriously. Even when mixed with the grimdark of castlevania.>>27416484Wait and see but keep our guard up to maximum. We ain't stupid.
>>27416573>I just love Patchouli.We'll have to kill her last then.
Welp, have to go do things for a bit. Will be back in an hour or so.
>>27416569Yes that was the entire point of the invasion. She never intended a serious counterattack. Her goal the entire time was the Lunarian sake. This is all detailed in CiLR
>>27416573Patchouli a good choice, my dear fellow
>>27416573Patchy ties for best of the four magician in Gensokyo.
>>27416585Remember nobody really kills each other in touhou. So you mean "Beat her up last".>>27416594Exactly. She didn't want to kill or subjugate anyone. Just strike a massive blow to Lunarian ego. Essentially, it was operation epic troll.
>>27416568Of course it hasn't been stated. But assuming she kept training her, it should've roughly been three years in Gensokyo since SSiB.I mean, I could probably look through all the Prologues/Endings/Epilogues and count weeks, seasons and shit, but I'm too lazy for that, so it's very possible I'm wrong not only on the training, but also the time. Anyway, time passes in Gensokyo and it amuses me that before long, our cute little girls will be hitting 30.
>>27416605As enraging as the curbstomping from Lunarian bitch #1 Watatsukihime and Lunarian bitch #2 Yorihime was, the whole trainwreck that is SSiB gets -really- ridiculous if you think about how Yukari did it all to steal some fucking booze from the moon.
>>27416605You'd think that vampire hunters would be able to off someone. Otherwise..>beat up vampire>village that hired you gets wiped out once said vampire recoversSucks to be human in this setting.
>>27416605>strike massive blow to Lunarian ego>having to prostrate herself after being caught red handed>backup plan allowing her to save some after the first and second infiltrations failed utterlyI'd bet she secretly has a fetish for being overpowered.
>>27416641Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person that likes the Watatsukis.
>>27416662It was less of a backup plan and more of the infiltrations being a distraction.
>>27416605>Beat her up last>tfw Patchy becomes final boss
>>27416649Not really. I mean the elements for full grimdark suffering are there but never executed on. The big powers keep it from happening. Nobody wants to see a Reimu or Yukari actually out to kill anyone. Why? They don't stand a chance.
>>27416690I feel that they actually have the potential to be good foils to Reimu and Yukari, but they were entirely underdeveloped in the disappointing mess that was SSiB.
>>27416698>The big powers keep it from happeningSo living the last bastion of human civilization in a land full of ravening abominations, unable to leave the town for fear of being hunted and eaten by said monsters is perfectly fine and dandy, is it? It's only the filthy bourgeoisie that- I'm sorry, I appear to have gone off-track.
>>27416698Not only that, it'd take little girls to draw upon from ZUN's pool of frilly maidens. And also goes a bit against the "Let's nuke the shit each other at noon, then get some crossaints and tea in the afternoon." atmosphere ZUN's been building since the beginning.
>>27416730You could always go hang out with the Taoists! If you can find them that is, but Miko would never turn away from aiding humans.
>>27416752Taoists, Buddhists, actually most higher tier youkai/beings are less prone to try to eat your face.I mean, Remilia is a vampire. Not the most friendly and sociable sort either, but she takes in wounded and lost people around the lake anyway, tells them to stay as long as they want and just does whatever.
/tg/ is truely touhou games
>>27416649That's not how it works.>vampire goes and makes a ruckus>beat the shit out of the vampire>tea partyIt's like Discworld. The old count goes and shows off with the bats and everything, the big mob goes up and comes round, lots of angry noises, vampire gets staked and the dust left in the coffin, vampire has made a note to send round some good ale to the afterparty and a job well done. It's just something done to pass the time.
>>27416730The setting isn't nearly as dark as most of fanon seems to think.There's stuff like one of the official mangas showing Yuuka and other alledgedly extremely dangerous youkai standing around in a crowd of random villagers, and nobody gives a shit.And the world guide books are in-universe writings, with Yukari being the writer's editor for the texts. There's stuff in the books that's contradictory or unlikely, like claiming that Yamame is extremely dangerous and hostile, while her ingame dialogue is something along the lines of "Haha you're some crazy humans to come underground, anyway the party is over there" before the PCs slap her shit.Even the stuff about people from the outside world being abducted for food is probably false if you read between the lines.
>>27416845Yuuka is generally a good person as long as you DO NOT TOUCH HER FUCKING FLOWERS.
>>27416602Not like there's much competition between Alice, Marisa (not a magician youkai) and, uh...wait, who's the fourth?
>>27416867Yuuka is best gardener!>I got warm fuzzy feelings after reading that "harvest moon esque" doujin
>>27416867or live in the same country as a travel agency>genocide games etc
>>27416914>>I got warm fuzzy feelings after reading that "harvest moon esque" doujinPost a link so we can share feels.
>>27416845Please remember that Hieda wrote these material books in universe, meaning they're from the viewpoint of a normal human. They are a tad biased, guess what.But yes, Touhou isn't dark at all. It's fairly fluffy even, harsh words thrown around don't annoy anyone and it's all forgotten the next day. Save for some personal stuff, but that's character-specific.>>27416903Alice, Marisa, Patchouli. Then there's Yuki and Mai from Mystic Square and Ellen from Dim. Dream.Wiki also lists Byakuren, but I don't know about that one, haven't played beyond th11 yet.
>>27416844A reminder that the actual Scarlet Mist incident was to block out the sun so Remilia could walk outside in the middle of the day without a parasol.Incidents can be -- and usually are -- rather juvenile in nature.
>>27416955>It's fairly fluffy evenThat's not the only thing that's fluffy.
>>27416903>>27416955Byakuren; she uses dark magic that's themed after Buddhism.PC-98, unfortunately isn't canon for anything other than itself
>>27416984Well, I take things I like and treat them as semi-canon. Good enough for me, I'd be mad if I couldn't have my Mima doing stuff at the shrine.And I think Marisa even mentions her in EoSD stage 1. Not by name, but "that person would love a night like this" probably refers to her, so she exists even in Windows-era for me.
>>27416955>Please remember that Hieda wrote these material books in universe, meaning they're from the viewpoint of a normal human. They are a tad biased, guess what.That's exactly what I'm saying. And in addition Yukari is implied to have rigged the contents a bit, to make sure the youkai still sound scary.Even though it's not grimdark at all, it's still bittersweet when you think about it, because the youkai as a whole can never truely be friends with the humans, since they need fear/belief to live.
I think OP died and no one noticed.
>>27417063He said he'd be back in an hour. Chill. Have Meiling and Sakuya in a buggy.
>>27417063See >>27416587I didn't notice it until I searched for OP's name.
>>27417076That makes the two of us.
>>27417072Meiling best Touhou.Would hotbloodedly challenge and spar with.
>>27417086Best Touhou indeed.
>>27417056>implying yandere isn't the best kind of friendshipAlso, Byakuren seems to be aiming for something. Her youkai lot and herself seems to have survived while being friendly, up to and including keeping Yamabiko from dying out through sutra chanting. See the above about Kyouko and how she's doing fine by being repurposed.
>>27417086I'm a sucker for hand-to-hand combat, and Meiling tends to be portrayed as a genuinely good person and the most approachable member of the SDM.Not to mention she's one of the, eh, "biggest" in Gensokyo.
>>27416078If belief kills or powers them, does this mean they are powered by the Waaagh?
>>27417008Heh. A non-H doujin for once, don't see many of them. Still, nice feels.
And back. Will probably be going to bed after this update, though.->wait and see"H-help..."As the figure neared, it began to resolve itself into a young woman, not much older than me. Her black hair hung unkempt down to her shoulders, and her dress looked rather old and worn. Her cry of help was hoarse as she stumbled towards me."Help me... the librarian..."Librarian...? I had definitely heard of this before... ah, yes, the infamous Voile Library and it's magician keeper. The exact details of the rumor varied from person to person, but it was generally agreed that the world's greatest trove of magical tomes was kept here, and its keeper was one of the last few true magicians.A bit more prodding revealed that the woman's name was Mara, and like me, she had come here on a vampire hunt. The difference was that she had challenged the gate guard and lost, and been captured and given to the librarian to toy with as a result."This entire library is... magical. You can't get out... unless she lets you... or you kill her..."...Great, my first boss fight of the mansion was going to be against a legendary magician. Just great.(continued)
>>27417147In a weird sense, kinda. Those things that the real world doesn't believe in anymore gets sent to Gensokyo. It's that belief in things that keeps them alive. It's why it's a common refuge for gods losing their powers and followers (see Kanako and Suwako).
>>27417147Not really. They are more akin to the Big4 since they need certain emotions directed towards them in order to exist. Kogasa for example lives by surprising humans. Most of them need fear or something like that.
>>27417132All the Touhous are too small. Knowing Japs in general, Meiling wouldn't even hit 160cm and Yuugi not even 170cm....You're talking about breasts, aren't you?
>>27417173Maaaybe. But yeah, that aside, Meiling is kinda tall, isn't she?
>>27417150>don't see many of themyou dont know touhou do you...Jeebus I have read like +70 Non H Touhou doujins. On G.E out of all the places......
"I can... take you to her. I remember... the way... when I escaped from here..." Mara began to walk back into the fog, pausing to look back at me when I didn't follow. "Don't you want to... get out...?"On one hand, I hadn't managed to live till now by ignoring my instinct, and said instinct was now telling me to be very suspicious of Mara. There was just too much that was strange about her — such as the sheer convenience of me entering and immediately bumping into her, and being guided straight to the librarian. My instinct screamed at me to just attack her, and if it was wrong, well, too bad.On the other hand... it could mean a lot less time and energy wasted wandering around the bookshelf labyrinth, and whatever Mara was trying to pull, it clearly didn't involve killing me right away. At the very least, it would be interesting to find out what she was doing.[ ] Follow her.[ ] Don't follow her.- [ ] Attack?[ ] Other (specify)
>>27417173>>27417186I like mine to have realistic proportions and taller often means bigger...
>>27417173Meiling isn't a Jap though. >>27417186It's not like ZUN has a clue so just consider her as tall or short as you like.
>>27417186I imagine she'd be. But we never got official heights, and every second character is "lolitastic", to use it in ZUN's words. Based on the average height for these kind of characters being between 120-140cm, even the bigger ones barely hit the average female Japanese height.
Rolled 1>>27417197>[ ] OtherAsk if she's hurt and how did she get here/
>>27417197>[x]Other : She leads the way 10 meters ahead of us.
>>27417197>[X] Don't follow her.>-[X] Watch for her reaction and be ready to attack.And with that, I too must be off.
>>27417197>[X] Follow her.We'll have to get out sooner or later, and if that means walking into a trap, then so be it. At least we can prod Mara for intel about the magician.
>>27417098Kyouko is a type of youkai that wasn't fearsome in the first place, though. The way the yamabikos almost went extinct and how she survived makes it sound like they were sustained by doing their "job" or the humans believing them doing their job.
>>27417200>knowing Japs in generalmeant "Japs love having everything cute and tiny, even the big characters".
>>27417208So tall by Gensokyo standards, then?
Why hasn't there been a nopperabou youkai yet?Can't get more classical than a nopperabou, it's in the same fucking vein as bakeneko, yuurei and bourei in general as far as infamy goes.
>>27417238Yes.5'11" for me. Big enough, not XBOXHUEG.Yuugi around around 6'3" - 6'6"
>>27417197[x]Check with CHURCH MAGIC AND TOUCH OF HOLY SYMBOLbitches love CHURCH MAGIC AND TOUCH OF HOLY SYMBOLIf she's ok, then that's fine. If she gets hurt by it, clearly she either needs purification, or death, which we can provide.
>>27417258I'd imagine Meiling and Yuugi would be able to look each other in the eye.Also, one thing I've heard was that considering Meiling's specialty is hand-to-hand combat, the only people who could conceivably take Meiling in a fight are the oni (Suika/Yuugi) and maybe Youmu.
>>27417197>- [ ] Attack?We can find the magician on our own.
>>27417286Hand-to-hand combat and ki/qi/chi control, to be specific.
>>27417286There's plenty to suggest she's top-tier regarding non-danmaku battles. Either in Immaterial and Missing Power or SWR/UNL Sakuya expresses amazement at actually beating Meiling in vs. mode. And it's not like Sakuya with her time-fuckery isn't strong or incapable of melee.
>>27417286The way I see it, Meiling isn't that much taller than an average woman, Shou is clearly above average, Kanako and Utsuho are really tall for women (around 180-190cm or something like that) and Yuugi is xboxhuge.
>>27417340>Utsuho>tallThe idiot crow being tall never crossed my mind.
>>27417286Is that Marisa with her? I feel like it is, but I'm not sure.
>>27417392Pretty sure that's Marisa. Only the black-white wears her blonde hair in a ponytail like that.
>>27417401Alright, good. I'm starting to remember things!... Jesus Meiling is tall.
> However, when it comes to extermination, things become extremely difficult. > As a master of martial arts, she is highly proficient in battle, and doesn't have any apparent weak points. > Also, since she seldom moves from the Scarlet Devil Mansion, other youkai may come and support her. > In reality, youkai helping other youkai is rare. Most just snicker while watching the battle. > In order to exterminate her, the only way is to request a one on one battle with a time limit (*3), and win by overpowering her through a direct attack. >Humans are at a physical disadvantage against youkai, so a formal match is important. >In fact, she always gets such challengers. It is said that the mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion enjoys watching these matches, too. Meiling best and friendliest youkai.
Oh lord speaking of Meiling, I once read a series of non H doujins that was Meiling x Sakuyait was adorableand then I found out that the same artist/writer did H doujins that also took place along with the Non H and it was the "typical" touhou H. I think I may have ruined my experienceTypical means Futa
>>27417368It just somehow feels natural. And also she was pretty convincingly described as being huge and physically impressive in "Tenshi is in this story"
>>27417415Again, at least by Gensokyo standards, Meiling is a (big friendly) giant.
>>27417427Got some links?
I hope everyone has read Bomber Grape doujinshi.Like, seriously. He's the author of Daily Lives of High School Boys, all the arguments you need should any of you have watched it.
Last one before going to bed.>ask if she's hurt and how she got here>follow, but at a distance"Wait," I tried. "Are you hurt, or anything?" I gave her what I hoped was a worried look. "Did the librarian do anything to you?"Mara gave me a wan smile in response. "Not... physically hurt, no. The librarian herself had no interest in me, so she gave to her... assistant..." Here Mara seemed to shudder, drawing in on herself a little. "I waited for her to be distracted, then just... ran. Please... I don't want to talk about it..."Well, that seemed to be all I was getting out of her for now. "Lead the way, then."I followed her cautiously, making sure to stay behind her and keep her hands in my sight as we walked in silence.Oh, remember when I complained about not meeting any fairies earlier? The library had apparently decided to make up for it, by throwing all sorts of minor enemies at me. They were mostly just weak golems patrolling the shelves which I could take out with a flick of my whip, at least.Mara, for a supposed vampire hunter, was surprisingly useless in combat. All she did was dodge the golems and cower at the side while they went for me, then grimace every time I shattered one into pieces.I had no idea how long or how far we walked, but Mara eventually stopped just before a corner turn. "She's.. just around here..." Her voice had dropped to a whisper. "I don't want to see her again, so... I'll wait here..."Well. Whatever Mara was playing at, this was it, I guessed. I could trust her and see what was waiting around the corner, or give in to my instinct and... attack her? I didn't really know.Of course, there was also the possibility of it being an ambush, and either way, both Mara and whoever or whatever was around the corner would just gang up on me.[ ] Go around the corner.[ ] Don't go around the corner (what do you do then?)[ ] Other (specify)
>>27417503I like how the ongoing story about Yoshika gets more and more insane in every book.
>>27417511>[ ] Other (specify)Just attack her. Don't feel like having someone from the front and her from the back.
>>27417511>[X] Don't go around the corner (what do you do then?)Pump Mara for some last-minute information. What are the magician's known capabilities and spells?
>>27417511Shadowruns up, FULL POWER.[x] Don't go around the corer. Make Mara take point.She's Koakuma, disguised.
>>27417511>[x]Other: It is a library. Surely we can go around a bit and end up in the same place. Also tell her she better get the fuck out.
Break some candles, holy water sucks and I want hydrostorm.
Your possibilities include:>neck broken by gatekeeper>set on fire by mage>knifed by maid>eaten by vampire>have your entrails danced in by other vampireIt's like you didn't think this through.
>>27417653We're getting hazard pay by the boat load if we get out of here.
>>27417653PLANS ARE FOR THE WEAK!!!!!! But yeah we are probably going to die.
Sakuya might actually come across us sneaking around the mansion by accident while cleaning. We would just get taken out along with the rest of the trash, very possibly without even knowing what hit us.
>>27417653>>eaten by vampireRemilia is a light eater. Chances of dying by having her feed on you are low.>>have your entrails danced in by other vampireFlandre just plays rough. And if you can't keep up you get vaporised, not eviscerated. Evisceration is messy, and Sakuya has enough work already.But if you CAN keep up, she's cool.
>>27417589>inb4 uncontrollable fire in a library full of dry, old booksThat just reminded me of some of the spectacularly bad decisions the voters have made in touhou CYOAs of the past.
>>27417703>But if you CAN keep up, she's cool.This is based... on what? We know "nothing" about her apart from her one appearance in EoSD. She's the shameful little sister locked into the basement because she breaks fucking everything.
>>27417671>>27417679I have an alternate suggestion!Let's go to the hot springs and visit the underground?>loli'd>plague>jealousy>neck snapped>mind raped>corpse stolen>incinerated>mind raped againThis sounds more fun.
>>27417511>Go around the corner>Tell Mara to GTFO, the way behind should be clear.We solve the problem of having someone behind us by watcher her get away, then we go forward cautiously.Besides, hitting defenseless girls ain't my stile.
>>27417732I'll take instant gibing over mindbreak.
>>27417727I think it's presumed that after EoSD, Flandre calms down some and Remilia lets her out of the basement.
>>27417749With no support to it.Well, whatever makes you happy. I mean, that's how the fandom has operated like for years.
>>27417774Isn't Flandre seen outside more often than previously?
>>27417774Aya interviewed her.
>>27417782>>27417793>Flandre seldom leaves the Scarlet Devil Mansion (*1), but her existence has been confirmed by humans that enter it on occasion. >She has few friends even among the youkai of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, and spends most of her time in isolation. >Everything that is made for her to play with ends up broken, so she probably doesn't have many playmates. >1: Perhaps she's locked away, but it's also rumored she's a shut-in.Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, by Hieda.>She usually can't leave the house because of her emotional instability.Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red, by Aya.Furthermore mentions that Aya went to visit HER in the mansion, supported by Remilia suddenly popping up mid-interview. She also blew that meteorite up from the garden, going by the illustration.That's all I know working with whatever material I have already read. Note that I haven't touched UFO or anything released after it yet, so information from Ibarakasen and Forbidden Scrollery as well as Symposium of Post-Mysticism and The Grimoire of Marisa isn't included.I think that about covers it.
>>27416447Oh cropped doujin pages, you so crazy.
>>27417907I wish he'd get around to fleshing out more of the characters with actual canon. So many of them are boring and fanon is generally retarded.It's a cool world if you actually get down to the lore or whatever you want to call it. Like how there's a reason for everyone firing thousands of lasers in preference to just outright destroying things. Or the politics, which are actually pretty neat.
>>27418065He leaves it fairly vague on purpose. It pertains a certain sense of mystery if nothing is clear cut, and leaves enough room for fans to do their own thing.It is definitely kind of lacking, but I'm sucking up any background information like a sponge whenever they drop some and get all giddy about it. I think that's the way ZUN wants me to feel.I highly advise you to read the manga, they do a good job fleshing out the characters out a bit more beyond their little conversations pre/post-battle. Fanon might be retarded at times, but there's plenty of stuff I like in it. Mostly the comedic stuff, grimdark doesn't get me. As long as you keep it separate from the actual canon, it's fine.
>>27418170>canon is sparse and leaves a lot of facts in the dark>youkai were born from the fear of the unknownMeta as fuck.
Any place I can get the Tales of Maribel and Renko without resorting to MEGA? Shit ain't working form me.
>>27418203Holllyyy shiiiiit>Youkai are born everyday in the human world but are forgotten almost instantly and end up in Gensokyo.Every time you curse the tangle fairy for tangling up headphone wires in your pocket, you are giving birth to another youkai.
>>27418307>>Youkai are born everyday in the human world but are forgotten almost instantlyThey are Silents.
>>27418170The grimdark feels absolutely derpy when the fans do it, but I'm biased because I love friendlier characters. Pic related.
>>27418366I wonder if she has a yahoo account.
>>27418382Does a bard's loudness affect its ability to buff allies? Could she project buffs over a larger area with greater strength, or would it just hurt your ears more?
>>27418170>>27418366The only time grimdark has even remotely been done well is when the starting premise is that something has gone horribly wrong from the usual business.
>>27418449What's truly grimdark is that Momiji hasn't made an appearance at all in awhile.
>>27418449Yep. Oh, and when them girls get turned into submissive cocksleeves, but that's because it's my fetish.I mean, there are some ideas I like, but the execution just sucked. Shikieiki having free time and deciding to drop by the SDM to tell Remilia to knock off treating her sister like an animal to be hidden? Yeah, sure. This encounter escalating into a danmaku battle? Yup, totally in line with typical Touhou. CRYING, BAWWW and transforming into needlessly overdesigned forms with nonsensical scythes and other chuuni shit?Fuck. No. Shiki slapping Remilia's shit seven ways to sunday would have been fun if not for that crap.
>>27418442Holy shit. Since she's an echo spirit, could she juggle multiple songs at once due to her control over sounds? Would the cacophony of sounds cancel each other out and drop all of spells at once? Could she sustain multiple buffs and debuffs at once?>>27418559I like the way Yukari's character is being developed. Like she's tsundere for justice or something and doesn't want to be seen as a force of good.
>>27418594the only fan touhou i've commited to memory and head canon is osana reimu and the memories of phantasm animations
>>27418594Yukari is just plain weird, even from a Youkai's point of view. She's needlessly complicated, roundabout and scheming, pulling shit that pisses off lots of people for perfectly valid/vain reasons just because she can, sometimes because she must and all of this mostly with the greater good of Gensokyo in mind.She's aware of the fragile balance of their world and does everything that requires more subtlety than barging in Lasers asparking and knocking someone a peg down, but it doesn't stop her from being a dick about it.I think the only thing she's shy to openly admit is that she's taken a liking to Reimu. She hangs out way too often around the shrine to simply cite the barrier or other shenanigans as the reason.
>>27418656>osana ReimuI see you're one of those Ex-Rumia fags. I liked the first half, second half was to grimderp for my tastes. Fuck nakige-style stuff, I signed up for shenanigans and heartwarming stuff.
>>27418661Yukari does her best to look like a borderline evil scheming dick, because people know she's the boss and regard her as the most youkai-like youkai. She has to act as the very model for the complicated mindgames that go into making the system work.Atleast that's my theory.
>>27419337The Yakumo family is all kinds of adorable.
>>27418731it's okay mr youkai, after all, those who don't like osana reimu don't have a soul.
>>27419134>>27419337>>27419471Yukari is Vetinari if Vetinari was in charge of an Ankh Morpork where everything is the Shades.
>SDM CYOASDM gets way too much attention and stories written about them as it is. I'd like to see a CYOA of the Komeiji family for once, but so few people seem to understand anything about them even though they're one of the most interesting factions.
>>27420330Well, SDM is the most popular part.
>>27420330>>27420548SDM is easily creatively interpreted as a minefield of bad ends, is full of popular characters, etc.Chireiden is pretty isolated from other locations and doesn't have a lot of people in it. A CYOA about that would inevitably end up with the readers trying to woo either Satori or Okuu.
>>27420712In the character ranking battles, the top ten are usually either protagonists and SDM.
>>27420712Not really. There's a whole city around Chireiden. Cast of four main characters there as opposed to SDM's six, and Parsee doubles as a gatekeeper, and Yuugi as... well, not exactly something but definitely on the same grounds.SDM has first mover advantage and the first sizeable cast of connected characters. Only the Myouren temple's got that number beat with Byakuren, Shou, Ichirin, Unzan, Murasa, Nue, Kogasa(?), Mamizou and Kyouko being connected to it.
>>27420849SDM does have the most iconic characters, and that's not just including the members of the SDM itself.
>>27420849Yuugi's just kinda there.
>>27420849I was under the impression that the actual palace is well disconnected from the city, deeper and closer to old hell. The bridge and the initial tunnel are far, too.
>>27420712You don't really need a huge cast to make a good story, all you need is good characters. And some of the best stories of Chireiden often involve their association and interaction with the Moriya's.
>>27420937Every game's got iconic characters, though.
>>27421161>You don't really need a huge cast to make a good storyThe palace has 4 people (3 of which spend a lot of time somewhere else) while the mansion has 5(6 if you count Koakuma). Neither is huge, but there's a significant difference.>And some of the best stories of Chireiden often involve their association and interaction with the Moriya's.Moriyas don't have much to do with them outside the narrowly avoided nuclear disaster incident. Also, CYOA storywriting tends to be way different compared to regular fanfiction and doujins.
>>27421577The main reason they get the most stories is only due to their popularity.
Nobody wants to archive this?
>>27424948why?we have archive foolzplus this is a typical Touhou on /tg/ thread
>>27424948If you want to, nobody's stopping you.
ITT: 2hus are allowed back in /tg/ again and all is well in the world.
>>27426504Do you have a link?
>>27420994The oni are the enforcers and bosses of old hell. When they moved underground, they promised to keep the evil spirits in check, surface youkai in return promising to never go down themselves. Promises are a big thing to oni, which is why you have up to 6 youkai watching over you, because they all thought that major shit went down. Orin was probably beaten pretty hard after the incident; I guess that's why she went topside to chill at the shrine.So, Yuugi is a pretty big shot in the underworld. You're probably pretty safe if you get on her good side. However, since you need to be super tough for that, it kinda defeats the purpose.I wish I wasn't such a scrub tier GM, I kind of want to run an underworld 2hu game.
>>27416311This is completely wrong. Yukari developed the spell card rules with Reimu's collaboration. Remilia may have been involved. There's no youkai in Gensokyo that could challenge Reimu "for real" save maybe Yukari thanks to her border powers and flight powers. Reimu can literally fly above reality. Spell card rules were implemented not to give Reimu and humans a chance, but because an invading vampire (probably Remilia) threatened MAD in her attempt to take over Gensokyo.
>>27416371This. Incidents are basically kabuki.
Gensyoko doesnt even exist!>makes up some bs theory on how its all just in reimu's head involving comas and dreams
>>27417727She's not locked in. Remilia asked (not ordered) her to stay inside.She does have to be specially fed, though, since she's too excitable to feed normally.This is probably why Remi wants her to stay indoors.
>>27434530you're both wrong, it was becuase Reimu wanted to give youkai and humans a way to "Win" a duel without hurting/killing eachother.