Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom/Story
This article describes the story of Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom in detail.
- 1 Backstory
- 2 Prologue
- 3 Main Scenario
- 4 Endings
- 4.1 Reimu's Ending (PointDevice Mode or Legacy Mode with No Misses)
- 4.2 Reimu's Ending (Legacy Mode with Misses)
- 4.3 Marisa's Ending (PointDevice Mode or Legacy Mode with no Misses)
- 4.4 Marisa's Ending (Legacy Mode with Misses)
- 4.5 Sanae's Ending (PointDevice Mode or Legacy Mode with no Misses)
- 4.6 Sanae's Ending (Legacy Mode with Misses)
- 4.7 Reisen's Ending (PointDevice Mode or Legacy Mode with no Misses)
- 4.8 Reisen's Ending (Legacy Mode with Misses)
- 5 Extra Story
Once, there was a being named Junko, a divine spirit with a grudge against the lunarians, especially Chang'e. This grudge came from the fact that Chang'e's husband killed Junko's son. Since then, she purified her grudge to the point where she's nothing more than pure resentment. Junko calmed her rage by repeatedly attacking the Lunar Capital, but none of her attacks have been successful. Then she met with Hecatia Lapislazuli, a goddess of Hell who sympathized with her because she also had a grudge against Chang'e. Hecatia allowed Junko to use fairies such as Clownpiece in her plan to invade the Lunar Capital and leave Chang'e vulnerable. Junko purified the Hell fairies into pure life force so they can wreak havoc on the Lunar Capital while also being immune to the lunarians' purifying weaponry.
Because of this, the lunarian goddess Sagume Kishin and the moon sages froze the Lunar Capital and asked Doremy Sweet to make a replica Lunar Capital in the Dream World. Since the Lunarians couldn't stay in the Dream World forever, Sagume developed the "Lunar Capital Transfer Plan", which involved purifiying Gensokyo so it could be inhabited by the lunarians. But youkai were also living in Gensokyo, so Sagume created an Occult Orb that could spread a particular urban legend called the "Apollo Project Coverup Theory", so the Lunar Capital could materialize in Gensokyo, prompting the events of Urban Legend in Limbo, which would later turn into the events of Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.
Following the events of Urban Legend in Limbo, a weird spider-looking probe crashes into Youkai Mountain and starts to roam around. Reimu and Sanae decided to investigate the probe and found out it was of otherworldly origin. And worse, trees wither and mist fades as the probe passes by. At Eientei, Eirin Yagokoro and Kaguya Houraisan are fully aware that this day would come for the Lunarians to take action to invade Gensokyo. In response, as they refuse to take part in the incident directly since they believe that's what the Lunarians would want, they prepared a special medicine known as the Ultramarine Orb Elixir and asked Reisen to deliver it to Reimu and her friends. Meanwhile, Marisa is still studying about the Occult Balls, finding out why one of them is different from the others as Reisen appears with the medicine. With Gensokyo facing a new crisis, Reimu and the others must stop the one behind the incident.
The heroine first encounters Seiran, who is a member of the "Eagle Ravi" Earth Recon Unit sent to purify Earth. Seiran tries to stop the heroines from reaching the lake, but is defeated in the end. The heroine proceeds her journey up the mountain where she meets Ringo, who is a member alongside Seiran of the "Eagle Ravi" Earth Recon Unit. Ringo claims to have heard of her from Seiran who said she engaged an interesting person. The heroine asks to use the Kaian Passageway, but Ringo forbids them to and attacks them to keep them from using the passage, but ultimately fails. Ringo proceeds to let the heroine into the passageway.
When the heroine arrives in the Dream World, they encounter Doremy Sweet, who is surprised at the fact that the heroine managed to enter the Dream World with their physical body and asks if they've been caught in a trap of some sort. After Doremy's defeat, she tells the heroine that she's in a dream herself, which is called the "Lunatic Dream". She then lets them proceed to the Lunar Capital as they requested because she "wanted a little bit of payback".
Once the heroine arrives at the Lunar Capital, they find it's completely frozen over. Then, Sagume Kishin appears, not saying very much to the heroine, but when she's defeated, Sagume explains that was part of the plan to relocate the Lunar Capital to Gensokyo. Then Sagume's ability to reverse an event with her words starts to go into effect, making it so the relocation never occurred. Sagume proceeds to tell the heroine that they're the only one that can solve the incident at this point and tells them to advance to the Sea of Tranquility.
At the Sea of Tranquility, the heroine discovers that what would normally be lifeless is overrun with Hell fairies. After taking care of them, their leader, Clownpiece, congratulates the heroine for getting past the fairies she inflicted with madness. A while afterwards, Clownpiece remembers what she was told by her master's friend, "If anyone comes from the Lunar Capital, do what you want with them" and proceeds to attack the heroine. Clownpiece then laments her defeat afterwards, saying that as long as the Hell fairies controlled the Sea of Tranquility, the lunarians wouldn't react. After the heroine says they're from Earth, Clownpiece is surprised and says she never thought an earthling would arrive on the Moon.
Once the heroine arrives at the Underside of the Sea of Tranquility, Junko appears to the heroine and tells the heroine everything about her plan. Whether said plan succeeds or not depends on if you've taken Eirin's medicine (PointDevice), managed to clear the game without getting hit (No-Death Clear Legacy Mode), or not (Legacy Mode with deaths). For example, if the player is on PointDevice Mode or manages to No-Death Clear Legacy Mode, she'll surrender before the fight, but you'll still have to fight her anyways. But if the player is on Legacy Mode and has lost a life, she'll mock the heroine instead.
The difference between the endings in other official games and the endings in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom is that you don't get a "bad ending" once you have continued, but rather you get one if you play Legacy Mode and lose a life. You'll still get a "good ending" if you manage to clear the game on Pointdevice Mode or No-Death-Clear Legacy Mode.
Reimu's Ending (PointDevice Mode or Legacy Mode with No Misses)
Reimu's Ending (Legacy Mode with Misses)
Marisa's Ending (PointDevice Mode or Legacy Mode with no Misses)
Marisa's Ending (Legacy Mode with Misses)
Sanae's Ending (PointDevice Mode or Legacy Mode with no Misses)
Sanae's Ending (Legacy Mode with Misses)
Reisen's Ending (PointDevice Mode or Legacy Mode with no Misses)
Reisen's Ending (Legacy Mode with Misses)
After the events of the game, the heroines return to their ordinary lives, only to hear from Sagume Kishin that the lunarians haven't returned from the Dream World and rabbits are still invading the Youkai Mountain. Not wanting the lunarians to find out that the Lunar Capital they're in right now is fake, she asks the heroines to return to the Dream World to find out what's going on. The investigation leads them to Doremy Sweet, and eventually Junko and Hecatia Lapislazuli, who revealed that they knew the lunarians would retreat to the Dream World and thus filled the surroundings of the fake Lunar Capital with life, leaving the lunarians completely suppressed. Then, the heroines engage in a long battle with Hecatia switching between her Otherworld, Earth, and Moon bodies, and Junko occasionally jumping in. Afterwards, Reimu tells them not to cause any more trouble or she'd exterminate them, Marisa decides to learn more about the goddess, Sanae talks to them about their attack strategies, and Reisen arranges for Hecatia to get to know more about Gensokyo's residents.