Forbidden Scrollery/Volume 3

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東方鈴奈庵
Forbidden Scrollery Vol. 3
Forbidden Scrollery Vol.3
Publisher

Comp Ace

Released

December 26, 2014

Genre

Comic

Writers

ZUN

Illustrators

Moe Harukawa

Pages

178

Chapters

8

Followed by

Forbidden Scrollery Vol. 4

ISBN

978-4041015858

東方鈴奈庵
Forbidden Scrollery Vol. 3 Special Edition
Forbidden Scrollery Vol.3
Publisher

Comp Ace

Released

December 26, 2014

Genre

Comic

Writers

ZUN

Illustrators

Moe Harukawa

Pages

178

Chapters

8

Followed by

Forbidden Scrollery Vol. 4

ISBN

978-4041015858


Compilation Version[edit]

FS Vol 3 Complete

Compilation of Volume 3.

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Chapters[edit]

Chapter Fourteen: The Short-Lived Seven Wonders (Part 1) (December 26, 2013)

Translated by Clarste, edited by Clarste, N-Forza

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Summary: Marisa is searching for Ice Scales in the snow, near the Forest of Magic, when she hears an "Abandon Spook" ordering her to leave the area and to leave what she has got. Somewhat scared, she leaves immediatly but brings along what she has collected, then tells Reimu what has happened. While they are talking, Kosuzu shows up and tells them about how rumors of the "Stalking Clappers" being in the village are scaring the humans. Reimu says that it isn't something dangerous since it won't harm anyone, and compares it to the "Abandon Spook" that Marisa met. The day after, Hieda no Akyuu shows up at Kosuzu's place and tells her that both the Abandon Spook and the Stalking Clappers (along with the "Tanuki belly-drumming" recently heard in the outskirts) are part of the "Seven Wonders of Honjo", a series of youkai-related phenomena. Since three of the Seven Wonders already happened, they think the others will too. However, Akyuu thinks it is odd that this is happening, and that it may be a camouflage to hide something from humans. That night, Kosuzu witnesses the apparition of another of the Seven Wonders: Send-off Lanterns wandering across the village.

Chapter Fifteen: The Short-Lived Seven Wonders (Part 2) (February 26, 2014)

Translated by Clarste, edited by Clarste, N-Forza

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Summary: Reimu and Kosuzu talk about the apparition of the Seven Wonders, Kosuzu saying that it's probably a way to scare humans away from some place. The last three wonders are supposed to be the Lopped-off Reed, the Dragon-God Statue and the Foot-washing House, but since the statue is in the Human Village and there are no reeds because it's winter, they go searching for the Foot-washing House and find an abandoned building nicknamed as such. After entering the house, Reimu commands Kosuzu to go back home, explaining that it may be dangerous since they don't know who is inside and that other youkai wouldn't stay quiet if a normal human is killed even by accident. Kosuzu obeys her, and while observing the send-off lanterns going towards the Foot-washing House, she manages to unwittingly "capture" one of them. Meanwhile, Nitori Kawashiro leads a group of kappa into the house, finding Reimu awaiting there. Nitori explains that the house is actually one of the kappa warehouse, and that they store various items and even shirikodama there, but she says that there isn't anything meant to harm humans. When asked about the Seven Wonders, Nitori confirms that it was just a human repellant, and that the ghost-lanterns and the clappers were only a disguise to carry equipment through the village. However, understanding that the thing could create a coflict between humans and kappa, Nitori declares that they would stop doing it.
Later, Reimu avoids saying the truth and just tells Kosuzu that some bad youkai used the Seven Wonders to have the night for themselves, but Kosuzu says that she thinks kappa were involved because the Dragon-God statue was not one of the original wonders and it was built by kappa. Reimu gives up and says that it's true, but also defends the kappa saying that not all of them are out to harm humans. Kosuzu also shows some sort of cell-phone that she found after capturing the send-off lantern, and being too excited about it ignores Reimu's warnings about getting the attention of some youkai.

Chapter Sixteen: The Shady Love Letter (Part 1) (March 26, 2014)

Translated by Clarste, edited by Clarste, N-Forza

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Summary: Kosuzu reads Akyuu an old tale about the spirit of a girl that was unable to pass away, but was then "exorcised" by a monk called Saint Yuuten (here depicted as Byakuren, although it wasn't really her) by burning some old letters that kept the ghost in the living world. Akyuu doesn't understand why her friend would come out with this particulary story without reasons, but Kosuzu shows her the same letters that were supposed to be burned by Yuuten, saying that she knows they are the real things because she started "feeling" things from the Demon books, something like a youkai aura. At the same time, Marisa and Reimu go to a place in the village were an apparition has been recently seen. Reimu feels the faint presence of a youkai, but says that it is probably a harmless phantom. Both her and Marisa come back that same night, waiting for the phantom. After it shows up, they also see a man from the village coming right there, and giving it a letter. The girls think they mistook a normal girl for a ghost, and that it was just a romantic meeting. They look away since they are too embarassed to watch any longer, until something happens and they see the man lying to the ground, while the ghost emits an evil laughter. Reimu understands that it's actually a vengeful spirit and not a simple phantom.

Chapter Seventeen: The Shady Love Letter (Part 2) (April 26, 2014)

Translated by Clarste, edited by Clarste, N-Forza

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Summary: Reimu and Marisa discuss about the events of that night, deducing that the man (that didn't remember anything) was controlled by the spirit, but not understanding why making him handing over a letter. They decide to investigate again. Meanwhile, Akyuu shows up at Suzunaan and tells Kosuzu that she discovered Saint Yuuten's story: he was killed by a youkai and his body got possessed, thus all the exorcises were made by a youkai. However, it wasn't able to send a ghost in the afterlife, and all it could do was sealing the vengeful spirit in the letters Kosuzu owns.
That night, Marisa manages to trick the ghost, allowing Reimu to attack it by smashing it's head with her gohei. Surprisingly, the ghost vanishes and all it remains is Kosuzu lying unconscious on the ground. After they bring her to the shrine, they tell her everything: the ghost possessed Kosuzu and used her body to manifest herself, while making men bringing love letters without them even knowing. After discovering that the spirit was unsealed by Kosuzu when she opened the letters, Reimu suggests to make a memorial service for them, to send to ghost away, but Kosuzu protests and has the shrine maiden only re-sealing it. Talking with Marisa, Reimu says that they need to keep an eye on Suzunaan, since there are probably more youkai sealed there unaware of Gensokyo's rules, and Marisa also notes that it's weird for Reimu to let something as dangerous as a vengeful spirit going away with just a seal. The miko tries to make an excuse saying that she can't send ghosts to the after-life, but Marisa knows that she just avoided being rough on Kosuzu again.

Chapter Eighteen: The Skeptical Book Renter (Part 1) (May 26, 2014)

Translated by Clarste, edited by Clarste, N-Forza

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Summary: Akyuu goes visiting the school in the village after someone wrote mysterious notes on one of the doors, some of which are written in "fox-script", a youkai language that she can't read. Since a youkai (probably a fox) showing in a school full of children would be problematic, she calls Reimu to investigate on the subject even though no one actually saw it, and the shrine maiden puts some ofuda on the door to prevent youkai from coming closer, noticing that the writings were removed and the door repapered. They were in fact taken by Kosuzu, that considers them valuable youkai documents and investigates them.
Later, Reimu is called once again in the school because the youkai has apparently come there again, even making fun of the miko about how it's not scared of her ofuda. Kosuzu also shows up and takes the new writings for her. That night, Marisa comes to the school, and while she is talking with Reimu about the fox, new writings mocking the miko are added in few seconds of distraction.

Chapter Nineteen: The Skeptical Book Renter (Part 2) (June 26, 2014)

Translated by Clarste, edited by Clarste, N-Forza

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Summary: Still shocked and surprised, Reimu tries to warn everyone that the fox is right there between them, but Marisa stops her saying that she can just capture it if it ever happens to attack. At the end of the lessons, the children say that what's written on the doors is just their daily lessons. Meanwhile, Akyuu and Kosuzu learn that everything written in fox-script is just the same that's written in normal language, thus they deduce the youkai is probably just a child practicing human writing. Akyuu is worried about it because it means that the fox is hiding among the students, and suggests to check all of them to find and exterminate it. Kosuzu thinks that since it just wants to study without harming anyone, it doesn't deserve an extermination, and that Reimu's amulets didn't work because it isn't evil at all, but Akyuu reminds her that youkai are enemies of humanity and that Gensokyo's balance is built on a delicate balance.
Kosuzu finds a way to drive off the fox and comunicate with it by putting some fake amulets written in fox-script in the school. Later, a child (that is actually the fox in disguise) visits Suzunaan borrowing a book, and Akyuu notes that Kosuzu should suggest her book to know how to avoid youkai. Apparently, the youkai has then stopped coming to the school because there are no more writings around, and to Reimu and the villagers the "incident" is solved, but in truth that fox-child is still there using notebooks given it by Kosuzu. In fact, it was writing on the doors because it lacked any other paper material to write on.

Chapter Twenty: Rodent-Infested Summer (Part 1) (July 26, 2014)

Translated by Clarste, edited by Clarste, N-Forza

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Summary: While checking some returned books, Kosuzu finds a picture of a cat inside one of them. Meanwhile, the village and the Hakurei Shrine seem to be infested with rats, as too much rain made them hide in human buildings and eat food stock. When Kosuzu tells her about the cat picture, Akyuu says that things like that were used in the edo period to scare off rats. After some research, she discovers that Hakusen, the author of the cat painting, was a priest that used to make pictures of cats and tigers for "a small fee", and that they actually worked.
Since there is currently a rat problem in the village, Kosuzu proposes to make copies of the picture and sell them, but Akyuu claims that it is unlikely that a simple painting would scare off rats, and that the reason those cat paintings worked is because Hakusen was able to control rats at will, making it just a scam. Kosuzu gives up on the project, then a mysterious figure appears at her door.

Chapter Twenty One: Rodent-Infested Summer (Part 2) (August 26, 2014)

Translated by Clarste, edited by Clarste, N-Forza

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Summary: Kosuzu recognizes the new guest as someone sent by the pharmacist, that sells her a rat-repelling cat statue to deal with the infestation. Later, Marisa visits Suzunaan to read about downpours and notices the cat, thus has Kosuzu telling her about it. Akyuu comes again saying that the damage done by the rats is getting worse, wondering why Kosuzu's house is not being infested.

While in the street, Marisa encounters the medicine seller, who is actually Reisen Udongein Inaba. After a brief chase, she manages to stop the rabbit and talk with her about the medicine businness and the cat figure bought by Kosuzu. When Marisa accuses her of running a scam, Reisen explains that the cat figure is actually a mechanical item made by herself that uses lunarian science, capable of driving away rats by using the power of moonlight and converting it in ultrasonic waves. She also says that Eientei's residents are trying to be helpful and productive.

Reisen's businness has a great success and the rats infestation in the village is solved, but they still show up at the shrine. Marisa talks to Reimu about the cat figures, promising to buy one for her just for peace of mind but hiding that it is Reisen who sells them.

Volume Three Bonus Material

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Summary: Contains an interview with Ano MEGA Rou regarding the production of Kosuzu's figure that comes with the limited edition of Volume 3, and also some extra pictures of Nitori Kawashiro, Reisen Udongein Inaba in her medicine-seller outfit, and the house of Marisa Kirisame.