Elegant Impermanence of Sakura/Characters

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Most of the characters in Elegant Impermanence of Sakura are original and non-existent in the Touhou Project. The following six, however, are official Touhou Project characters and are playable in Elegant Impermanence of Sakura. Aside from the stage 1 boss and the stage 5 midboss, the remaining characters below this point are originals.

Playable Characters

Defenders of Gensokyo (幻想乡的维护者)

Reimu Hakurei
乐园的可爱巫女
Wonderful Shrine Maiden of Paradise

Reimu Hakurei
Playable Character, Stage 3A Midboss 1, Stage 3A Boss

○乐园的可爱巫女

姓名:博丽 灵梦 (はくれい れいむ)
种族:人类
能力:在空中自由飞行程度的能力

幻想乡的维护者,博丽神社的巫女小姐
平时是个无忧无虑,不管对谁都会很和善
即使对于总是缠着自己的妖怪也不会施以惩戒的女孩子
可能正是因为性格的缘故吧,这样的她也被幻想乡的众人喜爱着
冬去春来,灵梦的朋友们也一如既往地预定了赏花会
但是受异变的影响,在神社的积雪丝毫没有见少的当下
我们红白色的主角也没办法安逸下来了
就在她决定出门解决事件时
一直神神秘秘的八云紫突然出现在了面前
“几天后的赏花会准备得怎么样了?” 灵梦被问了这样一个问题
“还能怎么样,现在有更紧急的情况要处理吧”
“既然都这样闲了,那就来帮这边的忙啊”
对此,紫也没有提出反对意见

○ Wonderful Shrine Maiden of Paradise

Name: Reimu Hakurei
Species: Human
Abilities: Capable of flying in the air

The Hakurei shrine maiden, and a maintainer of Gensokyo.
She's usually a carefree person who is kind to everyone,
refusing to punish even the youkai that pester her.
Perhaps it's because of this personality that the people of Gensokyo love her.

As winter turns to spring, Reimu's friends have scheduled a flower viewing party
as usual, but under the influence of the incident, when the snow at the shrine has not
seen the slightest decrease, our red-and-white heroine is unable to settle down.
Just as she decided to go out to solve the incident, the mysterious Yukari Yakumo suddenly appeared in front of her.

"How are the preparations for the flower-viewing festival coming up in a few days?", Reimu was asked this question

"What more can I do, there's more urgent things to deal with right now, yeah?"
"Since we're both free to do so, come over here and lend me a hand."

To this response, Yukari raised no objections either.


Yukari Yakumo
境界边缘的妖怪
Youkai of Boundaries

Yukari Yakumo
Playable Character; Stage 3A Midboss 2, Stage 3A Boss

○境界边缘的妖怪

姓名:八云 紫(やくも ゆかり)
种族:妖怪
能力:操纵境界程度的能力

她是潜藏在境界内部,令人难以捉摸的妖怪
无论是行为风格,抑或是其他什么信息都不被旁人知晓
自诩幻想乡的缔造者(之一),但是对于这次影响全境的异变却并不上心
刚刚从冬季的蛰居中醒来,悠闲的她自然不会想做多余的事情
换句话说,比起解决问题,赏花会似乎更重要一些
于是她就这样慢悠悠地踱到了博丽神社,向那里的巫女询问准备进度
结果宴会的情况没有问到,还被灵梦要求着协助退治黑幕
本来想放着不管的,但是反正也闲得有些过分了
陪着小灵梦出去逛逛好像也不错,又不会损失什么
于是她久违地提起了兴致,跟着自己的搭档一起向竹林飞去
当然,这也是灵梦的主意

○ Youkai of Boundaries

Name: Yukari Yakumo
Species: Youkai
Abilities: Capable of manipulating boundaries

An elusive youkai who lurks within boundaries.

Whether it's her demeanor or some other information unknown to others,
this self-proclaimed creator of Gensokyo (one of it's creators anyway)
wasn't concerned about the incident currently affecting the whole region.
Having just woken up from her winter hibernation, such a laid-back woman would
naturally not want to do anything extra. In other words, the flower viewing party
seemed to be more important than solving the issue, so she just took her time and headed to the Hakurei Shrine and asked the shrine maiden there about her preparation progress.

But consequentially, Reimu didn't respond to any questions concerning the banquet, but rather had asked her to help in eliminating the mastermind.

She would have liked to leave it alone, but in any case, she too was a bit too leisurely,
and with the young Reimu accompanying her, what was there for her to lose?
Thus, her spirit was ignited for the first time in a while as she followed her partner to the Bamboo Forest.

That, of course, was also Reimu's idea.


Visitors From the Living and the Dead (此岸彼岸的访客)

Marisa Kirisame
渴望长生的魔法少女
Magician Longing For Longevity

Marisa Kirisame
Playable Character; Stage 3B Midboss 1, Stage 3B Boss

○渴望长生的魔法少女

姓名:雾雨 魔理沙(きりさめ まりさ)
种族:人类
能力:使用魔法程度的能力

住在魔法之森的普通人类,目前正在为实现永生而努力
不像其他魔法使那样阴郁,她的性格十分开朗,也经常去找灵梦玩
冬春之交,博丽神社也预定了新一年的赏花会
于是她打算一如既往地过去帮朋友的忙
但是在那里等着魔理沙的并不是仅仅是红白色的巫女
而是冥界的大小姐,西行寺幽幽子
从对方的口中,她得知了幻想乡最近的异变情况
并且被软磨硬泡地要求一起行动
比起寺庙里锈蚀的大钟,抑或是一夜化冻的雾之湖
除了爱丽丝翻新了一下洋馆之外,森林似乎并没有什么太大的变化
这使得魔理沙对于事件的全貌并没有一个很好的了解
于是就一起行动吧,她这样想
不管怎样,多一个帮手总是没错的,不管是现在还是死后

○ Magician Longing For Longevity

Name: Marisa Kirisame
Species: Human
Abilities: Capable of using magic

An ordinary magician living in Gensokyo. She's currently working on obtaining
immortality. Unlike the other, more gloomy magicians, she has a cheerful personality,
and she often goes to play with Reimu.

As the winter turned into spring, the Hakurei Shrine had scheduled a new year's flower viewing party, so she planned on going there to help her friend like she always has.
However, it wasn't just the shrine maiden waiting for Marisa,
but also the princess of the Netherworld, Yuyuko Saigyouji.
She learned from the latter's mouth about the recent changes to Gensokyo,
and was persuaded to work alongside her.

Compared to the temple's bell rusting over or the Misty Lake freezing overnight,
the Forest of Magic hasn't experienced much change outside of the renovations Alice
made to her house. Therefore, Marisa didn't quite grasp the whole of the situation.

"So, why don't we head out together?", she thought.
No matter the case, it's always good to have a helping hand, be it now or in death.


Yuyuko Saigyouji
心无彷徨的幽灵
Stationary Ghost

Yuyuko Saigyouji
Playable Character; Stage 3B Midboss 2, Stage 3B Boss

○心无彷徨的幽灵

姓名:西行寺 幽幽子(さいぎょうじ ゆゆこ)
种族:亡灵
能力:操纵死亡程度的能力

她是幽冥楼阁的大小姐,西行寺家的家主
能够很轻易地诱人死亡,但是如今并不会贸然使用它
据说先前也很喜欢发动能力,但是后来不知为何收敛了起来
现在的性格倒是很平易近人,也经常出没于博丽神社
自然,对于悠闲的她而言春天最重要的事情就是那边的活动了
不巧的是,就在这种节骨眼上,灵梦打算去解决最近发生的事件
异变倒是其次,赏花会似乎也会被推迟
多等几天虽然不是问题,但是空出来的时间该做什么呢
正当她出于无聊,由着性子在人里闲逛的时候
她注意到魔理沙向着神社的方向飞了过去
反正也是很闲,就拉着这个魔法使一起去退治妖怪好了
总之就先去辉夜那里吧,夜晚的竹林可是很漂亮的呢

○ Stationary Ghost

Name: Yuyuko Saigyouji
Species: Ghost
Abilities: Capable of manipulating death

The princess of Hakugyokurou, and the head of the Saigyouji household.

She has the ability to easily bring one to their death, but nowadays,
she doesn't use this ability in a rash way.
It's said that she used to enjoy exercising this power,
but she restrained herself later on for some reason.
She's a very happy-go-lucky person these days,
but she's also known to frequent the Hakurei Shrine,
so naturally, a freewheeler like her would find the events there
to be of upmost importance in the springtime.

Unfortunately, at that time, Reimu had been planning on
solving an issue that occurred recently. Though the incident here was minor,
it seems that the flower-viewing will be postponed.
She didn't have any problem with waiting a few more days,
but there was the issue of figuring out what to do with her spare time.
As she was wandering around out of boredom, she noticed Marisa flying towards the shrine.

"Since I have nothing better to do anyway,
why not take this magician along with me and do some youkai extermination?
Anywho, let's go meet with Kaguya first! The Bamboo Forest is so beautiful at night..."


Witnesses of History (历史的见证者)

Fujiwara no Mokou
竹林的火凤凰
Phoenix of the Bamboo Forest

Fujiwara no Mokou
Playable Character; Stage 3C Midboss 1, Stage 3C Boss

○竹林的火凤凰

姓名:藤原 妹红(ふじわら の もこう)
种族:人类
能力:不老不死程度的能力

在很久之前意外服下不死药,从而获得了永生的蓬莱人
曾经将辉夜作为自己的仇敌对待,但随着时间的流逝也逐渐淡然了
时光飞逝,转眼就是一千三百年
虽然如今她依旧还是会与那位公主互相攻击
但已经完全没有了久远过去的恨意
现在的妹红,也只是想作为一个普通人在幻想乡好好活下去
原本来说,她对于解决异变并没有什么兴趣
在先前的几百年内曾经做过的妖怪退治,现在也不想拿出来再提
但是不知为何,在这次事件中妹红感受到了熟悉的气息
于是她在好友慧音的劝说之下
罕见地燃起了沉寂已久的好胜心,打算去亲手退治黑幕
或许这件事情对她而言很重要吧

○ Phoenix of the Bamboo Forest

Name: Fujiwara no Mokou
Species: Human
Abilities: Capable of neither aging nor dying

A Person of Hourai who accidentally drank an elixir of immortality long ago,
which granted her eternal life. She once considered Kaguya her enemy,
but this grudge gradually faded as time went on.
Fast forward 1,300 years later, and though she continues to fight with the princess
to this day, the hatred she bore in the past is no longer there.
Nowadays, Mokou just wants to live a normal life as a resident of Gensokyo.

She initially didn't have any interest in resolving the incident;
She's done some youkai extermination herself in the previous few centuries,
and isn't willing to bring it up again.
But somehow, in this particular incident, Mokou had sensed a familiar aura,
and was thereby convinced by her friend Keine.
With the rare ignition of a long-simmering competitive spirit,
she intended to fight the mastermind first-hand.

Perhaps this matter was very important to her...


Keine Kamishirasawa
追溯历史的半兽
History-Tracing Half Beast

Keine Kamishirasawa
Playable Character; Stage 3C Midboss 2, Stage 3C Boss

○追溯历史的半兽

姓名:上白泽 慧音(かみしらさわ けいね)
种族:半白泽
能力:吞噬与创造历史程度的能力

拥有一半白泽血统的人类,目前是寺子屋的老师
本人对于历史很是如数家珍,一定程度上也能通过能力改变它
在这场异变中,村子多多少少也受到了一些影响
不过问题并不严重,再说了博丽的巫女一定也会出手解决
所以她也没有太过于在意,直到自己的好友妹红前来询问看法
虽然不知道对方在忧虑什么,但是看起来像是重要的事情
毕竟,这样认真的妹红还是第一次见
于是慧音便想着一起结伴出发解决异变,无论如何自己也能当个帮手
虽然自己并不擅长符卡,但是多多少少也比一个人单独去要好
这样的异变,某个能操控永远和须臾的人肯定是首先要考虑的嫌疑犯
因此首先先回竹林问问辉夜吧,那个公主有可能知道什么
这是她提出的第一个建议

○ History-Tracing Half Beast

Name: Keine Kamishirasawa
Species: Were-hakutaku
Abilities: Capable of eating and creating history

A half-human bearing hakutaku blood, currently working as a teacher in the Human Village. She's very familiar with history, and is able to change it to a certain extent.

The incident at hand has more-or-less affected the village,
but it didn't seem to be a serious issue. And besides, the Hakurei shrine
maiden would certainly step in to resolve things, so she didn't care too much.
That is, until her best friend Mokou came by to ask her a question.
Keine didn't understand what she was worried about, but it sounded important.
She wasn't skilled at handling spellcards, but it was better than going alone.

When it comes to an incident like this, a certain someone with the ability to
manipulate eternity and the instantaneous is definitely the first suspect to be considered.

"So, the first thing on the agenda would be to head to
the Bamboo Forest and ask Kaguya. That princess may know something."

That was her first suggestion.


Kaguya Houraisan

蓬莱山 (ほうらいさん)  輝夜 (かぐや)
Kaguya Houraisan

Kaguya EIoS.png
Princess of the Eternal and Instantaneous
More Character Titles

Species

Lunarian

Abilities

Manipulating the eternal and the instantaneous

Music Themes

辉夜的指引

Kaguya Houraisan (蓬莱山 輝夜 Houraisan Kaguya) is the stage 1 boss. Keep in mind that while she is an official Touhou Project character, only information pertaining to her role in this fangame will be noted here.

Concept

(See official profile)

Name

(See official profile)

Appearance

(See official profile)

Story

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 7
秽花「馥郁的地上界」 Impure Flower "Fragrant Surface World" EIoS St. 1: E/N
秽土「墨花吐芳」 Impure Land "Ink Flowers Emanating Fragrance" EIoS St. 1: H
秽土「箣花的桃源乡」 Impure Land "Shangri-La of Bamboo Flowers" EIoS St. 1: L
神宝「天星逆月」 Divine Treasure "The Moon Reflected in the Stars Above" EIoS St. 1: E/N
地球遗产「月光弹珠」 Earthly Relic "Moonlit Marble" EIoS St. 1: H/L
「青竹葳蕤 其势之盛」 "Lush Bamboo, Blossoming Fervently" EIoS St. 1: E/N
「竹花之辉 生之须臾」 "The Brilliance of Bamboo Flowers, A Mere Instant of Vibrance" EIoS St. 1: H/L

Official Profiles

Elegant Impermanence of Sakura - Kaguya Houraisan's Profile
永远与须臾的公主

姓名:蓬莱山 辉夜(ほうらいさん かぐや)

种族:月人

能力:操纵永远与须臾程度的能力

我们的老朋友,居住在竹林里的月都公主

她看似对地上的事情并不怎么在意,其实内心中相当喜爱着幻想乡的氛围

就这样,一天一天地永远过着悠闲自在的生活

目睹了竹子开花之后,她开始觉得这次的异变似乎并不简单

但是就本人而言,也并没有解决问题的想法

哪怕什么都不做事件也会自然平息,只要这样就好

就在这时,竹林外的家伙们突然跑了过来,似乎把她当成了嫌疑人

趁这个机会,让别人出去处理事端好像也不错

抱着这样的心思,她便主动挑起了符卡战

Princess of the Eternal and Instantaneous

Name: Kaguya Houraisan

Species: Lunarian
Ability: Capable of manipulating the eternal and the instantaneous

An old friend of ours, the Lunar Capital's princess who lives in the Bamboo Forest.

She seems to not really care about the matters on Earth, but deep down she quite likes the atmosphere in Gensokyo.

Like that, day by day, she lived a leisurely and contented eternal life.

After seeing the bamboo flower, she started to feel the incident this time wasn't so simple.

But even she didn't have any ideas on how to resolve the problem.

It would be better if everything naturally settled down without her doing anything.

At this time, people from outside the forest suddenly came over, seemingly viewing her as a suspect.

It wouldn't be bad to take this opportunity to send someone else to take of this.

With that thought, she proactively engaged in a spell card battle.

Emitsu Kaminazuki

神無月 (かみなづき)  絵光 (えみつ)
Emitsu Kaminazuki
Emitsu Kannazuki

Kannazuki EIoS.png
Medium Who Reveals the Future
More Character Titles

Species

Ungaikyo

Abilities

Performing divination as a medium

Music Themes

失色的镜像世界

Emitsu Kaminazuki (神無月 絵光 Kaminazuki Emitsu) is the stage 2 midboss and boss.

Concept

She is an ungaikyo, a type of mirror youkai from Japanese Folklore that shows demons and monsters reflected in its surface.

Name
Appearance

Story

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 15
镜符「荧光折镜」 Mirror Sign "Fluorescent Mirror" EIoS St. 2: E/N
镜幻「四棱之境」 Mirror Illusion "Four-Sided Prism" EIoS St. 2: H
镜幻「六棱之境」 Mirror Illusion "Six-Sided Prism" EIoS St. 2: L
风符「名为潘多拉的祭司II」 Wind Sign "The Priestess Named Pandora (II)" EIoS St. 2: E/N
星辰「酒泉悬剑」 Star "The Sword Hanging Above the Fountain of Wine" EIoS St. 2: H
预兆「天狼星愚者之旅」 Omen "The Fool's Voyage to Sirius" EIoS St. 2: L
水符「湖之圣杯VII」 Water Sign "Holy Grail of the Lake (VII)" EIoS St. 2: E/N
伤符「倒吊人绞刑XII」 Wound Sign "The Hanged Man's Gallows (XII)" EIoS St. 2: H
火符「阿芙洛狄忒权杖X」 Fire Sign "Aphrodite's Sceptre (X)" EIoS St. 2: L
正位「光之迷路」 Upright "Maze of Light" EIoS St. 2: E/N
逆位「许德拉战车VII」 Reversed "Chariot of the Hydra (VII)" EIoS St. 2: H
逆位「转动命运之轮」 Reversed "Wheel of Turning Fates" EIoS St. 2: L
云外镜奥义「实数与虚数的境界」 Ungaikyo's Arcanum "Boundary of Real and Imaginary Numbers" EIoS St. 2: E/N
「神无月镜太郎的猎犬」 "The Hound of Kyotaro Kannazuki" EIoS St. 2: H
「通灵侦探的脚下埋着尸体」 "A Corpse is Buried Under the Mystic Detective's Feet" EIoS St. 2: L

Official Profiles

Elegant Impermanence of Sakura - Emitsu Kaminazuki's Profile
揭示未来的通灵师

姓名:神无月 绘光(かみなづき えみつ/神無月 絵光)

种族:云外镜

能力:进行灵媒占卜程度的能力

她是镜子的付丧神,当别人看着她时能够看到怪异的景象

事实上,与一般的认知相反

她所呈现的,并不是当时看着镜面的那个家伙

而是曾经注视过她的人

在千年的时光里,在她还没有化形之前

作为一面华贵的手镜,她理所当然地受到了贵族们的青睐

不仅是因为其本身的价值不菲,更是因为她在王朝更迭中作为战利品的象征价值

由此,虽然她一直被收藏在宫廷中,但是却能接触到形形色色的人物

生者必灭,盛者必衰

她就这样见证了帝国的兴旺与败落,各大家族的诞生与灭亡

她就这样让自己感受着他们的世界

并且将其转化为自身的体验

这就是云外镜所具有的真正能力

所谓的连接两个世界,不过如此

物换星移,光阴过隙,曾经的尘埃虽然早已灰飞烟灭

但是他们的世界仍然在珍美的宝镜中完好地留存了下来

作为学习的基础,在虚幻的侧影里让她身临其境地增长着见解

这样的她,理所当然的拥有了远超一般付丧神的,强大的妖术

这种实力完全来自于她的头脑,换而言之,来自于岁月的历史中汲取的宝贵经验

这种智识甚至可以与割据一方的家伙们相提并论

作为这样一种特殊的妖怪

「人与人之间是确定存在隔阂的」这种事情也再清楚不过

所以她开始学着用自己的方式来传播见解,这就是所谓「通灵」

在这次的事件中,也隐隐约约推断到了一点蛛丝马迹

因为同样也被困扰着,她便打算为可能的解决者提供属于份内的帮助

异变结束的一周后,和大家都变得熟络的她接到了灵梦的委托,作为镜子的本职来让秦心练习表情

虽然这是题外话了,但是因为都是付丧神,应该会很合得来吧

Medium Who Reveals the Future

Name: Emitsu Kaminazuki

Species: Ungaikyo
Ability: Capable of performing divination as a medium

She is a mirror tsukumogami. When people look at her, they will be able to see strange scenes.

In reality, contrary to common knowledge,

what she shows is not the one currently looking at the mirror,

but those who noticed her before.

Thousands of years in the past, before she had changed into this form,

as a beautiful and expensive hand mirror, she naturally was subject of nobles' delight.

Not only because her value was exceptional, but more because she was a valuable as a weapon during the changing of dynasties.

Because of this, even though she was always kept in palaces, she was still able to interact with all types of people.

All those living must meet their end, all those illustrious must decay

Like that, she witnessed the rise and fall of empires, and the birth and death of many clans.

She let herself experience their world,

turning it into her own experience.

This is the true power of an ungaikyo.

The so-called connecting of two worlds is simply this.

While things change, stars spin, time flows, and the dust of the past scatters away,

their world is still perfectly preserved in that precious treasure mirror.

As a foundation for learning, these fantastical shadows gave her an opportunity to be in the moment, helping her grow her knowledge

As such, she naturally acquired a powerful youkai art, stronger than most tsukumogami.

This power came completely from her brains, in other words, from the precious knowledge gained from many years of history.

This knowledge could even be described as on the same level as that of those who forcefully took things for themselves.

As such a special youkai

she knew perfectly well that "There is always estrangement between people".

So she started learning to spread insights in her own way, being a so-called "medium".

This time, she was also able to secretly draw some conclusions.

Because she was also afflicted, she decided to provide the resolvers of the incident their deserved assistance.

One week after the incident was resolved, she had become quite close to everyone, and received Reimu's invitation to use her status as a mirror to help Hata no Kokoro practice expressing herself.

Even though this is off-topic, but they should go together quite well, since they're both tsukumogami.

Hisoka Uroki

虚城 (うろき)  妃奏華 (ひそか)
Hisoka Uroki

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Illusionist of Hourai
More Character Titles

Species

Phantom

Abilities

Concealing reality

Music Themes

Mystery is Your Mirage

Hisoka Uroki (虚城 妃奏華 Uroki Hisoka) is the stage 4 boss.

Concept

Name
Appearance

Story

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 9
蜃楼「Fantastic Illusion(幻影水雾)」 Mirage "Fantastic Illusion (Illusory Mist)" EIoS St. 4: E/N
影符「天海激流」 Shadow Sign "Turbulence of the Sky and Sea" EIoS St. 4: H/L
幻符「Cloud Surfing(云海风涛)」 Illusion Sign "Cloud Surfing (Sea of Clouds' Stormy Waves)" EIoS St. 4: E/N
幻符「Mayhem Assault(恐惧突袭)」 Illusion Sign "Mayhem Assault (Frightening Ambush)" EIoS St. 4: H/L
幻术「Frenzy of Mactra(蛤蜊狂乱术)」 Illusion Art "Frenzy of Mactra (Clam Frenzy Art)" EIoS St. 4: E/N
幻术「Unknown Luminous Orb(不明夜光珠)」 Illusion Art "Unknown Luminous Orb" EIoS St. 4: H/L
「Transitory Marvel(过眼迷景)」 "Transitory Marvel" EIoS St. 4: E/N
「Miraculous Mirage(蜃气秘影)」 "Miraculous Mirage (Secret Shadow of the Mirage)" EIoS St. 4: H/L
「氤氲的九重楼阁」 "The Enshrouded Nine-Storied Pavilion" EIoS St. 4: E/N/H/L

Official Profiles

Elegant Impermanence of Sakura - Hisoka Uroki's Profile
蓬莱的幻术师

姓名:虚城 妃奏华(うろき ひそか/虚城 妃奏華)

种族:幻(Phantom)

能力:隐藏真实程度的能力

她是喜爱僻静的幻之妖怪,总是躲避着人类

但随着人类的活动领域越来越广,她已经找不到足够僻静的住处了

于是她开始寻求合作,和山中的隐士、仙神,或是其他隐逸者

虽然是已经有主的深山,也足以让她远离人类了

她的力量来源于神秘,隐逸的环境就给她提供了足够的力量

隐士和仙神都希望自己和凡人保持距离少被打扰,她则用她的力量,将整个环境隐藏

曾经有人在山中遇到两小童下棋,棋罢下山发现已过百年

实际上,此人眼中的山和童子都是虚假的

真正的山已经被她隐藏,而童子则是她创造出的,来源于人们对未曾踏足的山中神秘的假想

闯入山中的人被困于神秘,真正的仙人从未被凡人打扰

不止从什么时候起,她的工作就成了守护深山中的浅间神社正殿的神秘

虽说神明需要人类的信仰,不能离人类太远,但和凡人还是需要最基本的距离的

神明在她的神秘的守护下,不会被现代都市的喧嚣所打扰,她自己也能够获得一片宁静

就这样,几百年后的某一天。

她忽然发现自己所守护的神社,连同周围的山峰,一起进入了一个陌生的世界

她想起来了百年前的妖怪扩张计划,意识到了这里就是幻想乡

不过身居何处对她并不重要。她的任务是维护神社的神秘这一点不会变

今天,发现了闯入者的她隐藏起了居住的山峰,用虚假的云层遮蔽了一切

但这次的来人似乎不同寻常,不仅看破了云层,找到了藏身其中的她

甚至她的神秘攻击也被对方看破,几回合她就败下阵来,这时她才注意到对方是一人一妖的组合

她的能力对人类效果强大,而妖怪则可以识破这样的把戏

虽然对落败十分不甘,但对方的目的并不是占据这里

“没办法,就让她们借过吧”

她这样自我安慰着

Illusionist of Hourai

Name: Hisoka Uroki

Species: Phantom
Ability: Capable of concealing reality

She is a phantom youkai that enjoys solitude, always avoiding humans.

But as humans' range of activity has increased, she can no longer find an isolated-enough living space.

Thus, she started searching for partnership, from the hermits, celestials, and others who sought seclusion.

Even though this mountain already had a master, it was enough for her to be far away from humans.

Her strength comes from mystery, and a secluded environment would give her enough strength.

The hermits and celestials all hoped to distance themselves from mortals so they wouldn't be disturbed, so she used her power and hid the entire surrounding environment.

Once, someone ran into two children playing chess on the mountain, once they were finished and came down the mountain it had been one hundred years.[1]

In reality, the mountain and children in this person's eyes were both false.

The real mountain had already been hidden by her, and the children were created by her from the imagination of humans who had never been on the mountain.

Those who barged their way into the mountain were trapped in secrecy, and the real celestials were never bothered by mortals.

At some unknown point in time, her job became to guard the secrecy of the Asama Shrine hidden deep in the mountain.

Although gods are said to need human faith, and thus cannot be too far from humans, but they still need a baseline distance between them and mortals.

The gods lived under her secrecy protection without being disturbed by the racket of modern cities, and she herself also had peace and quiet.

Just like that, one day several hundred years later...

She suddenly discovered that the shrine that she guarded, along with the surrounding mountain peaks, had entered an unfamiliar new world.

She thought of the Youkai Expansion Project from several hundred years ago, and knew that this was Gensokyo.

But it wasn't important to her where she was. Her job of protecting the secrecy of the shrine had not changed at all.

Today, after discovering intruders, she concealed the peak where she lived, using a false layer of clouds obscure everything.

But the people that came this timed were different. Not only did they see through the cloud layer, they also found her hiding inside.

They had even seen through her secret attacks, and within a few rounds she had been defeated. Only at this time did she realize that they were a team of a human and a youkai.

Her ability was extremely effective on humans, but youkai could see through these tricks.

Even though she felt frustrated from losing, but their objective was not to take over this place.

"There's nothing I can do, I'll just let them by",

She thought to comfort herself.

Lily White

リリーホワイト
Lily White

Lily White EIoS.png

Species

Fairy

Abilities

Announcing that spring has come

Lily White (リリーホワイト) is the stage 5 midboss. Keep in mind that while she is an official Touhou Project character, only information pertaining to her role in this fangame will be noted here.

Concept

(See official profile)

Name
Appearance

Story

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 1
「迎春之舞」 "Spring-Welcoming Dance" EIoS St. 5: E/N/H/L

Inori Jinguuji

神宮寺 (じんぐうじ)   (いのり)
Inori Jinguuji
Inori JinguuJi

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Shrine Maiden of the Country of Sakura
More Character Titles

Species

Human

Abilities

Communicating to gods using divine dance

Music Themes

徒名草之道 ~神宫寺祈前哨战~
华彩飞扬 ~ Indomitable Kagura

Inori Jinguuji (神宮寺 祈 JinguuJi Inori) is the stage 5 boss and Extra stage midboss.

Concept

Name
Appearance

Story

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 13
灵符「清洁仪式」 Spirit Sign "Ritual of Cleansing" EIoS St. 5: E/N
奇术「神代祈仪」 Conjuring "Prayer Ceremony of the Era of Gods" EIoS St. 5: H/L
里神乐「樱国扇舞」 Folk Kagura "Fan Dance of the Land of Sakura" EIoS St. 5: E/N
里神乐「樱国扇舞·祈」 Folk Kagura "Fan Dance of the Land of Sakura -Prayer-" EIoS St. 5: H/L
里神乐「出云剑舞·序」 Folk Kagura "Izumo Kenbu -Beginning-" EIoS St. 5: E/N
里神乐「出云剑舞·破」 Folk Kagura "Izumo Kenbu -Break-" EIoS St. 5: H
里神乐「出云剑舞·急」 Folk Kagura "Izumo Kenbu -Rapid-" EIoS St. 5: L
御神乐「琴歌神宴舞」 Imperial Kagura "Kinka Shin'en Dance" EIoS St. 5: E/N
御神乐「神樱花演舞」 Imperial Kagura "Divine Sakura Dance" EIoS St. 5: H/L
狂舞「樱神神乐」 Mad Dance "Kagura of the Sakura Goddess" EIoS St. 5: E/N/H/L
一之力「手玉玲珑」 First Power "Jade Bracelet's Clear Chime" EIoS St. Ex
二之力「涅槃不死」 Second Power "Nirvana Immortality" EIoS St. Ex
三之力「盈虚祝祷」 Third Power "Prayers of Abundance and Emptiness" EIoS St. Ex

Official Profiles

Elegant Impermanence of Sakura - Inori Jinguuji's Profile
樱之国的巫女

姓名:神宫寺 祈(じんぐうじ いのり/神宮寺 いのり)

种族:人类

能力:以神舞沟通神明程度的能力

她是神宫寺家族的次女

从小就和姐姐神宫寺奏一起进行着巫女的修行

由于是次女,加上灵力没有长女强大

大家都认为姐姐更适合接手神社,着重培养姐姐,作为妹妹的祈却也很满意这种清闲自在

有一天,姐姐突然对家里人说:“我已经不愿意侍奉这样的神明,所以无法继续担任巫女了。”

长辈们还没有从惊诧和愤怒中回过神,第二天就已经找不到姐姐的踪迹了

在这样一个信仰日渐稀薄的年代,不愿担任神职是很常见的事情

哪怕是世代侍奉神明的神宫寺家族,年轻一代也有不少人离开家去做别的工作

因此,为了神社的存续,祈开始被看做神社的继承人

有姐姐逃离的事例在前,长辈们对祈的训练格外严格

不仅被寄予了超过姐姐的期望,标准要求都比姐姐高

而且只要稍微表现出一点懈怠,就被认为是逃离的征兆大加训诫

她付出了再多的努力,也无法换来一句嘉许

“我本来就不如姐姐,做不到和她一样好的”

每个夜晚,她都蜷缩着,哭泣着,这样想着

这样的日子一直持续到神主神宫寺信的离世

这一天开始,神宫寺家族的年轻人都离开了神社,长辈也全部不在人世,神社只剩她一人了

刚接手了神社的她十分恐惧,但日子一天天过去,也没有什么人来神社参拜,她安心了不少

渐渐地,她发现不需要主持神事的时候,自己并不排斥巫女的日常,反而感到平静

和往常一样无人参拜的一天,她看到她侍奉的神明一脸气愤地回到神社,拿起了神社供奉的宝物飞走

她甚至来不及追上去问,正在惊讶之时。神社周围的空气变了色。

奇妙的气息让她失去了意识,在梦与现实的夹缝中,她看到了幻想乡……

Shrine Maiden of the Country of Sakura

Name: Inori Jinguuji

Species: Human
Ability: Capable of communicating to gods using divine dance

She is the second daughter of the Jinguuji family.

Since she was little, she has trained to be a shrine maiden with her older sister, Kanade Jinguuji.

Because she was the second daughter, and her powers were not as strong as the eldest daughter,

everyone felt that the older sister was a better fit to take over the shrine, and paid lots of attention to her training. The younger sister, Inori, was quite satisfied with this leisurely life.

One day, the older sister suddenly said to her family, "I refuse to honor this kind of god any longer, so I can no longer serve my role as shrine maiden."

Before the elders could even recover from their surprise and anger, no trace of the older sister was left by the next day.

In this age of waning faith, it's common to see people refuse to take on these divine roles.

Even in the Jinguuji family that has honored the gods for centuries, many of the younger generation leave the family to take other jobs.

Because of this, and for the shrine's continued existence, Inori began to be seen as the shrine's successor.

With the older sister running away as an example, the elders were especially strict with Inori's training.

Not only were more expectations put on her than on her sister, the standard was also much higher

And if she showed even a bit of laziness, it was viewed as a sign of escape and she was admonished heavily.

No matter how much effort she gave, she received not one sentence of praise in return.

"I've always been worse than older sister, I can't do as well as she can"

Every night, she would curl up, cry, and think this to herself.

These days persisted until the kannushi of the shrine, Makoto Jinguuji, passed away.

From this day on, all of the Jinguuji family's younger people had left the shrine, and all the elders were no longer in the realm of living. She was the only one left.

She was very afraid after taking over the shrine, but as the days went by, and not many people came to worship, she calmed down quite a bit.

Gradually, she discovered that when she did not have to coordinate divine matters, she actually didn't despise the daily life of a shrine maiden, and actually felt it serene.

One day, with no worshippers as usual, she saw the god she honoured angrily returning to the shrine, taking the shrine's treasure offering, and flying away.

She couldn't even catch up to her to ask. While still stunned, the atmosphere surrounding the shrine suddenly changed.

The strange and wondrous sensation caused her to lose consciousness. In the gap between dreams and reality, she saw Gensokyo...

Shizuka Oukain

桜華院 (おうかいん)   (しずか)
Shizuka Oukain

Shizuka EIoS.png
Sakura God of Transient Elegance
More Character Titles

Species

God

Abilities

Manipulating glory and splendour

Music Themes

春彩动荡之寂 ~盛樱之世~

Shizuka Oukain (桜華院 静 Oukain Shizuka) is the stage 6 boss.

Concept

Shizuka is based on the goddess Konohana-Sakuyahime.

Name
Appearance

Story

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 13
时魔法「梦见花开」 Time Magic "Dream of Blooming Flowers" EIoS St. 6: E/N
时魔法「湛樱花海」 Time Magic "Deep Ocean of Sakura Flowers" EIoS St. 6: H/L
水魔法「雾气弥漫的喜雨泉」 Water Magic "Mist-Filled Spring of Welcome Rain" EIoS St. 6: E/N
大水魔法「龙之涌动的珍珠泉」 Great Water Magic "Pearl Spring of the Surging Dragon" EIoS St. 6: H/L
生符「浴火的诞生」 Life Sign "Birth Bathed in Fire" EIoS St. 6: E/N
灵符「生命力波动」 Spirit Sign "Life Force Undulation" EIoS St. 6: H/L
炎咲「富士山流火」 Scorching Bloom "Flowing Fire of Mount Fuji" EIoS St. 6: E/N
炎花「澎湃的浅间信仰」 Scorching Flower "Surging Asama Faith" EIoS St. 6: H/L
酒符「梅宫大社的天甜酒」 Sake Sign "Ama-no-Tamuzake of Umenomiya Shrine" EIoS St. 6: H/L
「双树花与黄粱梦」 "The Twinned Trees' Flowers and the Yellow Millet Dream" EIoS St. 6: E
「神魔流转」 "God and Demon in Eternal Flux" EIoS St. 6: N
「从三位之神阶」 "From the Third Rank of the Gods" EIoS St. 6: H
「从祗园精舍到诸行无常」 "From Jetavana to the Impermanence of All Things" EIoS St. 6: L

Official Profiles

Elegant Impermanence of Sakura - Shizuka Oukain's Profile
一念繁华的樱神

姓名:樱华院 静(おうかいん しずか/桜華院 静)

种族:神明

能力:司掌荣华程度的能力

她是很久以前就活跃并被广泛信仰的神明,掌管着令事物繁盛的能力

信徒们常常向她祈祷,希望自己的家族也能像花开一般繁荣

她遍布日本各处的神社中,最被关注的,也是她居住其中的,是位于富士山的神社

不过,这座神社中不只有她一位神明,她的姐姐石长姬也在其中受人祭祀

作为神社共同祭祀的两位神明,她们的关系却并不好,时常争吵和摩擦

在一次和姐姐的口角中,她将八岳的峰顶击碎了,因为她不能容许世界上有山比她居住的富士山要高

虽然她小小的虚荣心得到了满足,但姐姐觉得这实在太过胡来,愤怒地离开富士山,去八岳居住,不愿再和她一起了

和姐姐分居后又过了千百年,人类进入了不需要神明的时代,对她的祭祀也渐渐减少了

她开始另觅出路,决定迁入幻想乡收集信仰

虽然与姐姐不合,她仍发出了一同前往幻想乡的邀请。然而姐姐因为某种原因,拒绝了她的好意

她本想以此为契机,改善与姐姐的关系,但没想到姐姐还是如此死板与顽固,糟蹋自己的一片好心

她觉得自己在自取其辱,感到非常恼怒。

回到神社,她瞥了一眼神社里的那块樱玉,心生一个邪恶的念头。

「抢夺姐姐的神力,独占两人共同的神迹!」

神社中供奉着的樱玉,是她和姐姐过去展现的神迹,也是她们姐妹力量的一部分

八岳离富士山并不远,这个距离并不影响樱玉里的神力被石长姬所用

而如果穿过了大结界,她可能就可以切断樱玉玉石长姬的联系,独占这分力量

她拿起樱玉,没有与自己的巫女告别就直接离开了神社,气冲冲地直飞大结界

天真的她,没想到樱玉在她穿过大结界的途中突然裂成了两半,掉下来的石沫化做片片樱花飞散

进入幻想乡后,看到眼前的一幕,她目瞪口呆。

手上的樱玉只剩半块,眼前的云海上,也徜徉着熟悉的气息

一座空岛,但其实那是她自己的神社,连同富士山的一部分,一起进入了幻想乡

这一切都是她始料未及的,然而她强行突破幻与实的境界的引起的骚乱还不仅仅如此

她手中的半块樱玉,渐渐化作飞舞的片片樱花,也就是「寂」,飘零到了幻想乡的各处

红魔馆刚泡好的热腾腾的红茶,只需要几秒就变成了凉茶

而人间之里已历经千年的铜钟与石碑,竟然生出了斑斑点点的锈迹和裂痕

世间繁盛之物都不长久,就如春樱盛开后就纷纷凋落,又如好梦易醒,惟余孤寂

而逸散的「寂」,更是加快了盛衰的循环

幻想乡中“短暂”与“长久”的平衡被打破,为了平息异常,巫女等人找上门来

看到这些幻想乡的原住民们,她心生一计……

Sakura God of Transient Elegance

Name: Shizuka Oukain

Species: God
Ability: Capable of manipulating glory and splendour

Long ago, she was already an active and widely revered god, controlling the ability to make things illustrious.

Believers often prayed to her, hoping that their own families would be able to bloom and become illustrious like flowers.

She was enshrined an many shrines across Japan. The one that received the most attention, and the one that she lived in, was the shrine located on Mount Fuji.

But, this shrine not only housed this one god. Her older sister, Iwanagahime, was also worshipped by the people.

As two gods worshipped in the same shrine, their relationship was quite poor, frequently quarreling and conflicting.

One time in a war of words with her older sister, she smashed the peaks of Yatsugatake, because she couldn't allow there to be a mountain in the world taller than her own Mount Fuji.

Although her little heart of hubris was satisfied, her older sister thought this was too far, and angrily left Mount Fuji. She went to live on Yatsugatake, unwilling to be with her anymore.

After separating with her older sister, many eons passed. Humans entered an era where they no longer needed gods, and offerings to her gradually waned.

She started finding an exit plan, and decided to enter Gensokyo to collect faith.

Although she and her sister didn't get along, she still extended an invitation to go to Gensokyo together. But her older sister, for some reason, refused her offer.

She originally saw this as an opportunity to improve her relationship with her older sister, but didn't think that she was still the same, still so stubborn, spitting on her well-meaning offer.

She felt like she had embarrassed herself and felt very angry.

After returning to the shrine, she glanced at the Sakura Jade within the shrine, and an evil idea sparked in her heart.

"Steal older sister's divine power, and take over our formerly-shared miracles!"

The Sakura Jade honored within the shrine was a miracle she and her older sister had created in the past, and was also part of their power.

Yatsugatake was not far from Mount Fuji, and this distance did not inhibit Iwanagahime from using the divine power within the Sakura Jade.

And if she passed through the Great Barrier, she could possible sever the connection between the Sakura Jade and Iwanagahime, taking over all of its power.

She lifted the Sakura Jade, left the shrine without even bidding farewell to her own shrine maiden, and angrily flew to the Great Barrier.

She naïvely did not think the Sakura Jade would split in half as she passed through the barrier, the stone fragments transforming into sakura petals and fluttering away.

Seeing this after entering Gensokyo, she was stunned.

The remaining half of the Sakura Jade, the sea of clouds in front of her eyes, all emanated a familiar feeling.

An island in the sky, that was actually her own shrine, along with part of Mount Fuji, had all entered Gensokyo.

She had not expected any of this, but the chaos caused by her forceful breakthrough of the border of fantasy and reality did not just stop at this.

The half Sakura Jade in her hand was gradually transforming into fluttering sakura flowers, "impermanence", and drifting to the various locations of Gensokyo.

Hot, freshly-steeped black tea in the Scarlet Devil Mansion, became cold tea within seconds.

And the bronze bell and stone stele in the human village with thousands of years of history became fraught with rust and cracks.

Illustrious things in this world never last long, like the withering of sakura after the spring bloom, or the loneliness after awakening from a sweet dream.

And the diffusing "impermanence", only accelerated this cycle of illustriousness and decay.

The balance of "impermanence" and "permanence" in Gensokyo had been broken, and in order to quell the incident, the shrine maiden and others came to pay her a visit.

Seeing these citizens of Gensokyo, she hatched a plan...

Trivia

  • According to the developers, the boss fight against Marisa and Yuyuko in stage 3 is an allegory for Shizuka's plotline:
    • The midboss spell Sorrowful Butterfly "Rise of Secularity, Decline of Faith" hints at Shizuka's declining faith before her move to Gensokyo.
    • The Zhuangzi butterfly references in the first boss spell represents the blurring of boundaries between dreams and reality, alluding to her crossing the Great Hakurei Barrier.
    • The second and third boss spells reference Shizuka's power of impermanence and Ei's power of permanence, respectively.
    • Finally, Marisa's Last Spell visually references the Sakura Jade splitting in two at the start of the incident, and the halves eventually getting reunited at the end of the Extra stage.

Ei Iwabuchi

岩渊 (いわぶち)   (えい)
Ei Iwabuchi

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Stone God of Eternal Stillness
More Character Titles

Species

God

Abilities

Manipulating stillness and unchanging

Music Themes

富士大人之侘 ~我心匪石~

Ei Iwabuchi (岩渊 永 Iwabuchi Ei) is the Extra stage boss.

Concept

Ei is based on the goddess Iwanagahime.

Name
Appearance

Story

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 10
祀符「薄命者垂怜」 Enshrinement Sign "Pity for Short, Unfortunate Lives" EIoS St. Ex
命符「木花移落的诅咒」 Life Sign "Curse of Flowers Withering Away" EIoS St. Ex
源符「信浓的山葵」 Source Sign "Wasabi of Shinano" EIoS St. Ex
姊神「凭依富士的信仰」 Elder Sister Goddess "Faith Dependent on Fuji" EIoS St. Ex
永苦「织姬渊的遗恨」 Eternal Suffering "Lingering Grudge of the Weaver Girl's Gorge" EIoS St. Ex
生符「侘向近道论」 Life Sign "Theory of a Shortcut to Wabi" EIoS St. Ex
变石「风雨千年,磐石亦转」 Changing Stone "Millennia of Wind and Rain Can Shift Even Boulders" EIoS St. Ex
时魔法「Exponential Entropy」 Time Magic "Exponential Entropy" EIoS St. Ex
「人生无常,柳枝何需惘」 "Man's Life is Ever-Flowing; Why is the Willow Branch Sorrowful?" EIoS St. Ex
石符「无拘无待的不二之神」 Stone Sign "Unbound and Unlingering Incomparable God" EIoS St. Ex

Official Profiles

Elegant Impermanence of Sakura - Ei Iwabuchi's Profile
永劫寂静的石神

姓名:岩渊 永(いわぶち えい)

种族:神明

能力:司掌死寂程度的能力

她是樱华院静的姐姐,司掌侘之力的神明

所谓的侘,简单的理解就是不变的力量,岁岁年年而不易分毫的力量

很少有人知道,她和妹妹一同发动神力,才能让繁荣永远留存

然而她厌恶着冲动又情绪化的妹妹,妹妹还以同样厌恶的情感,

终于有一次,她无法忍受妹妹的胡闹,搬离了共同居住的山峰和神社

尽管到今天,大多神社都还将她们同时祭祀,但她们之间的障壁,已经让她们再也无法联手让繁华永存了

但是,没有了朝拜的信徒,没有了纷乱的神事,也没有了相看两厌的妹妹

虽然信仰减少,她却十分享受这样每日不变的清静和自由。

从她和妹妹分开的这一天起,又过去了不知多少年。

这些年,她并没有像妹妹一样忙于收集信仰增强力量

而是接触了一些其他地方和她志趣相投的仙人和他们的思想

也接触了各种各样的文化,包括天界的和凡间的各种东西

时间水一样的流淌,在某一天,许久不曾来往的妹妹突然上门,邀她前往一个叫做“幻想乡”的地方,收集那里的信仰

她拒绝了。与妹妹不同,她本就不在乎有多少人信仰自己,也不在意自己的力量强弱。

她追求一种自由的态度,自己还和其他地方的仙人约定了要去云游世界,

这样的她,是不可能会愿意把自己圈在一个小小的所谓的“乐园”的

妹妹气愤地离开后,她突然感应到,百年前和妹妹共同展现的神迹被击碎了

果然,过了没多久,就有半块石头飞到了她的住处。

她了解妹妹,一如她讨厌妹妹一样深。

肯定因是为冲动的妹妹想要带着樱玉强行进入幻想乡,目的可能是想独占神迹的力量

然而天庭是绝对不可能允许她占有其他神明的力量的,于是樱玉便自然而然地碎掉了

而此时此刻的这半块樱玉,对她来说可是一块烫手的山芋。

虽然还有可以利用的力量,但是其缺口处逸散出来的侘的力量,这种停滞的力量会造成的严重的后果

山上的积雪即使到了夏天也不会消融,河流里的水不会再流淌

可能再过几天,这附近的植物和居住在这附近的动物和人类都不会再成长了吧

妹妹此时大概已经进入幻想乡了吧,想到这里,她就气不打一处来

看来之前约定好的云游的计划只能推迟了。

妹妹还是和她争斗着,妨碍着她,就像之前的无数次那样

然而几天后,看到了受妹妹力量加护的人类与妖怪出现在了自己的面前时

她一下豁然开朗,为妹妹的成长而感到欣慰,虽然她的不够坦率有一点遗憾

虽然她可以直接交出半块樱玉了事,但她还是想帮妹妹一把,不想让她一个人承受幻想乡居民的白眼

于是她故意与幻想乡的居民们打了一场,在她们身上附加了侘的力量

同时为自己的半块石头附加了秘术,来帮妹妹解决异变

「这样应该足够了,就当是我告别的礼物吧

你肯定能在幻想乡里过好自己的生活的吧」

她这样想着,放下了心,之前的恩恩怨怨仿佛烟消云散

就这样离开日本去周游世界了

Stone God of Eternal Stillness

Name: Ei Iwabuchi

Species: God
Ability: Capable of manipulating stillness and unchanging

She is the older sister of Shizuka Oukain and a god that controls the power of permanence.

A simple explanation of this so-called permanence, is an unchanging power, one that never wanes with time.

Not many people know, eternal elegance can only be created when she and her younger sister use their divine powers together.

However, she loathed her impulsive and emotional little sister, and her little sister responded in kind.

Finally, one day, she could not stand her little sister's antics anymore, and left the mountain peak and shrine where they both lived.

Although to this day many shrines still honor them both together, but due to the wall between them, they could no longer create eternal elegance together.

There were no more followers, no more disorderly divine affairs, and no more annoying little sister.

Even though her faith was reduced, she fully enjoyed every day's unchanging silence and freedom.

From the day she and her little sister separated, many more years passed.

These years, she had not been busy collecting more faith and growing her power, unlike her little sister.

Instead, she had come into contact with some hermits with which she held similar interests.

And had also experienced many different cultures, including many things from Heaven and the mortal realm.

Time flowed by like water. One day, the little sister she hadn't in forever suddenly showed up, inviting her to a place called "Gensokyo" to collect faith.

She refused. Unlike her sister, she never cared about how many people had faith in her, nor about whether she was strong or weak.

She was chasing freedom, and had already agreed with other hermits to travel the world.

She was unwilling to circle herself into this tiny so-called "paradise".

After her little sister stormed off, she suddenly sensed that the miracle she created with her sister 100 years ago had been shattered.

As she expected, before long, half a stone had flown to her home.

She understood her little sister, understood her as much as she loathed her.

It must have been that her impulsive little sister tried to bring the Sakura Jade forcefully into Gensokyo, her goal perhaps being to take all of the miracle's power for herself.

But, the heavens would never allow her to take another god's power, so of course the Sakura Jade shattered.

Yet now this half of the Sakura Jade, to her was like a hot potato.

Although it still had useful energy, the edges were leaking out the power of permanence. This power of stopping would have disastrous consequences.

Snow built up on mountain peaks would not melt even in summer, rivers would no longer flow.

Perhaps after a few days, even the plants and animals and humans that lived nearby would cease to grow.

Her little sister had probably entered Gensokyo now. Thinking this, Ei became angry.

Seems like her travel plans could only be postponed.

Her little sister was still fighting with her, getting in her way, just like the many times in the past.

But several days later, when she saw a human and youkai protected by her sister's power appear before her,

she came to an understanding, and felt gratified for her little sister's growth, though it was a bit of a shame she wasn't more straightforward.

Although she could simply resolve the situation by giving them her half of the Sakura Jade, she still wanted to help her little sister. She didn't want her to receive the disdain of all of Gensokyo's citizens alone.

So she intentionally fought with those citizens, and to their bodies added the power of permanence

and at the same time cast a secret art on her half of the stone, to help her little sister resolve the incident.

"This should be enough, consider this my farewell gift

You'll certainly be able to live a good life in Gensokyo."

She thought, and stopped worrying, as all the gratitudes and grudges of the past evaporated like mist.

And like that, she left Japan to travel the world.

Notes

  1. Referring to the legend of Lanka. During the Qin Dynasty, a woodcutter named Wang Zhi saw two children playing Go while he was chopping wood on Mount Shishi, and stopped to watch them. After the game finished, Zhi had noticed that his axe handle had rotted away, and that over hundreds of years had passed since he left his village.