Mountain of Faith/Spell Cards/Stage 4

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Boss Spell Card #1

Spell Card 43

Screenshot No. 43: 岐符「天の八衢」
Crossroad Sign "Crossroads of Heaven" [1]
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Easy
Comment: Twelve paths to heaven make for chaos at the junction.
Aya is indeed the center of attention.

Spell Card 44

Screenshot No. 44: 岐符「天の八衢」
Crossroad Sign "Crossroads of Heaven"
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Normal
Comment: Thirty-two paths to heaven make for pandemonium at the junction.
Like most information, the paths to heaven are distorted after Aya is done with them.

Spell Card 45

Screenshot No. 45: 岐符「サルタクロス」
Crossroad Sign "Saruta Cross" [2]
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Hard
Comment: Thirty-six paths to heaven make for tumult at the junction.
The utmost survival is fit for those who manage to find room in heaven.

Spell Card 46

Screenshot No. 46: 岐符「サルタクロス」
Crossroad Sign "Saruta Cross"
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Lunatic
Comment: Fifty paths to heaven make for panic at the junction.
Perhaps the crossing souls would rather go to a spacious hell; Avici, for instance.

Boss Spell Card #2

Spell Card 47

Screenshot No. 47: 風神「風神木の葉隠れ」
Wind God "Wind God's Leaf-Veiling" [3]
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Easy
Comment: Aya attacks with walls of leaves while remaining hidden.
Reporters aren't supposed to fight, after all.

Spell Card 48

Screenshot No. 48: 風神「風神木の葉隠れ」
Wind God "Wind God's Leaf-Veiling"
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Normal
Comment: Aya attacks with walls of leaves while remaining hidden.
But the leaves don't follow each other well, so you have to keep watching.

Spell Card 49

Screenshot No. 49: 風神「天狗颪」
Wind God "Tengu's Fall Wind"
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Hard
Comment: Aya attacks with walls of leaves while remaining hidden.
Sooner or later, the leaves will become a huge mess to clean up.

Spell Card 50

Screenshot No. 50: 風神「二百十日」
Wind God "Storm Day" [4]
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Lunatic
Comment: Aya attacks with walls of leaves while remaining hidden.
At this point, Aya is too hidden for even White Wolf Tengus to spot.

Boss Spell Card #3

Spell Card 51

Screenshot No. 51: 「幻想風靡」
"Illusionary Dominance"
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Normal
Comment: Aya makes a show of her unparalleled speed and technique.
(Actually, she's not aiming. But there are so many bullets it doesn't matter.)

Spell Card 52

Screenshot No. 52: 「幻想風靡」
"Illusionary Dominance"
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Hard
Comment: Aya makes a show of her unparalleled speed and technique.
(You would assume that she would get in trouble for showing off, but...)

Spell Card 53

Screenshot No. 53: 「無双風神」
"Peerless Wind God"
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Lunatic
Comment: Aya makes a show of her unparalleled speed and technique.
(At this speed, you can't even see a blur anymore. Couldn't she escape, then...?)

Boss Spell Card #4

Spell Card 54

Screenshot No. 54: 塞符「山神渡御」
Blockade Sign "Mountain God's Procession" [5][6]
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Easy
Comment: Intersecting walls of bullets join expanding rings of cork.
Stay away from where all three meet.

Spell Card 55

Screenshot No. 55: 塞符「山神渡御」
Blockade Sign "Mountain God's Procession"
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Normal
Comment: Intersecting walls of bullets join expanding rings of cork.
Waiting until the last opportunity to dodge is an invitation to disaster.

Spell Card 56

Screenshot No. 56: 塞符「天孫降臨」
Blockade Sign "Advent of the Divine Grandson" [7]
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Hard
Comment:

Spell Card 57

Screenshot No. 57: 塞符「天上天下の照國」
Blockade Sign "Terukuni Shining Through Heaven and Earth" [8]
Owner: Aya Shameimaru
Stage 4 — Lunatic
Comment:

Notes

  1. Ama no Yachimata (天の八衢) - the eight crossroads that Ninigi-no-Mikoto crosssed when he descended from heaven.
  2. Sarutahiko is the god who stood at the heavenly crossroads during Ninigi's descent, and guided him by shining light on the mortal world below. He also has a long nose, and is thought to be part of the origin of folklore about tengu.
  3. Konoha-gakure (木の葉隠れ) - a technique (often used by fictional ninjas) that uses tree foliage to hide oneself fro view.
  4. Nihyaku-Toka (二百十日, 210th day) - One of the 'unlucky days' (厄日, yaku-bi) in Japanese agriculture. Said to often be accompanied by typhoons. "Nihyaku-Toka" means 210 days from Risshun (立春, the first day of spring in the traditional Japanese calendar. (Approximately February 4th).
  5. 塞: taken from 塞の神 (sae no kami, "blocking god"), the gods of protecting travellers from danger.
  6. 渡御 (togyo) refers to Shinto ceremonies where a shrine's god is paraded through town in a portable vessel. The leader of the parade is often dressed as Sarutahiko.
  7. 天孫降臨 (Tenson kourin) - The descent of Amaterasu's grandson Ninigi-no-Mikoto to the mortal world of Ashihara-no-Nakatsukuni.
  8. 照國 (terukuni): roughly 'illuminate country'. May refer to how Sarutahiko guided Ninigi-no-Mikoto by shining light on everything between Heaven and the mortal world. May also refer to Amateru-Kuniteruhiko-Hoakari (天照国照彦火明命), the elder brother of Ninigi. In the Kujiki he is referred to as Nigihayahi, and he (rather than Ninigi) is the one to descend to the mortal realm on the stone boat Ame-no-Iwafune.
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