Mystical Power Plant/Story/Prologue

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「異変! 山の上の守矢神社に、天を貫く大樹現る!」

"Incident! A giant, sky-piercing tree appears at the mountaintop Moriya Shrine!"

桜の咲いては散る季節、衝撃的な見出しの書かれた新聞が、花吹雪と共に里の空に舞った。

道中に叩き落とされた妖精、天狗に唐傘お化け、そして完膚無きまでに退治された守矢神社の神々。

それが、好奇心を覚えてすぐさま山へ飛んだ魔法使い・霧雨魔理沙が見た光景であった。
It was the season of scattering cherry blossoms. Newspapers with a shocking headline danced through the sky of the village, together with the storm of cherry petals.

Fairies, tengu, and an umbrella monster who'd all been knocked down on the way there, and the all-but-exterminated gods of the Moriya Shrine--

That was the scene that Marisa Kirisame, the magician who'd flown to the mountain out of curiosity, saw.

魔理沙「こんなにデカいんじゃあ、ちょっと花見の供にもならんよなぁ」

Marisa "Yeesh, if it's this big, it's not gonna go too well with the flower viewin'..."

霊夢  「さあ、このどでかい樹は一体何のつもりなのか説明して貰うわよ」。

Reimu "All right, now. Tell me what on earth you're planning to do with this ginormous tree."

麓の神社の巫女・博麗霊夢の狼藉に対し、守矢神社の実質的主神である八坂神奈子は

巨大な樹を、新たなる幻想郷エネルギー革命の象徴であると説明した。
高度に文明化された外の世界からの来訪者であり、技術革新を御利益と自称するこの神様の言動は

毎度の事ながら霊夢達にとっては訳が分からない代物だった。
To calm the outrage of Reimu Hakurei, the shrine maiden from mountain's base, the Moriya Shrine's practising head god Kanako Yasaka began to explain.

The giant tree, she said, was a symbol of Gensokyo's new energy revolution.
This god was a visitor from the highly-civilized outside world, who treated technological innovation as a divine virtue.

Despite her behavior being an everyday thing by now, what she was saying was incomprehensible to Reimu and company.

 早苗  「これからの幻想郷にとっても、エネルギー問題は避けては通れない課題となるでしょう。
      しかし外の世界では、もはや無計画に巨大なエネルギーを生み出せば良いという時代は終わりました」

Sanae "Very soon, the problem of energy production will become an unavoidable crisis for Gensokyo.
In the outside world, though, the era where people thought it was fine to just produce huge amounts of energy without any planning has long since ended."

魔理沙「そう言えば以前の三勢力トップ会談でもそんな事を言ってたな」

Marisa "That reminds me. You were sayin' the same thing at that summit meeting with the three major powers too, huh?"

同じく外の世界から来た、元人間の現代っ子な神様・東風谷早苗は語る。これからは環境への悪影響の無い

クリーンなエネルギーの構築、自然との共存が不可欠なのだと。この巨大な樹は、その象徴として何処かから
持ち込まれたのだ。つい先日まで核融合がどうこうと言っていたのに、随分とエコならぬエゴな話である。
そして、守矢の提案する新たなエネルギー革命が、幻想郷のこれからをリードする…
そんな願いを込めて、命を導く樹――導命樹と、その樹に名を付けたのだそうだ。

残念ながら養命酒ではない。
Sanae Kochiya, a former human and modern goddess who also came from the outside world, spoke up as well.

From now on, it would be indispensable to create clean energy with no adverse affects on the environment, and to coexist with nature.
They had carried this giant tree over from somewhere to serve as a symbol of that.
They had been saying this and that about nuclear fusion until just the other day, but their story seemed far more egotistical than ecological.
And so, the new energy revolution proposed by the Moriyas would lead Gensokyo into the future...
With that wish in mind, they named the tree Doumeijuu (導命樹)-- the Life-Guiding Tree.

Unfortunately it wasn't Yomeishu[1].

神奈子「さらにはこの計画の為に、新時代のエネルギーを司る神様も招いてある。さあ紹介しよう…あれ?」

Kanako "Additionally, for this plan, we will also invite a god over here to control the energy of this new era. Let me now introduce... huh?"

 早苗  「霊夢さんが殴り込んで来てドタバタしている間に、何処かへ行ってしまいましたが…」

Sanae "They headed off somewhere while Miss Reimu was barging in and making all that racket..."

導命樹が突如光を放ったのは、その次の瞬間であった。

光だけではない。見えない力が降り注ぎ、その場に居た面々は思わず地に伏した。

遙かな空の上、周囲の雲は歪み、肉眼では見えない導命樹の上部が、ぼんやりと光を湛えているのが見える。
It was in the next moment that the Life-Guiding Tree suddenly started to emit light.

It wasn't just light. An invisible power poured down on them, and everyone there inadvertantly fell to their knees.

In the far-off sky, the clouds around the tree distorted, and though the upper part of the Life-Guiding Tree couldn't be seen with the naked eye, a dim light could be seen shining down.

 霊夢  「これはどう言う事かしら? あんた達が連れて来た神様が悪さしているんじゃないの?」

Reimu "What do you say to this? The god that you all brought over here is causing mischief, aren't they?"

 魔理沙「また守矢か!」

Marisa "Is this another Moriya Shrine conspiracy?!"

一瞬ばつの悪そうな顔をした神奈子と早苗は、視線でコンタクトを交わし、揃って導命樹へ飛び立った。

2人の異変解決人もまた、示し合わせたわけでもなくそれに続く。
途中、導命樹から発せられる巨大な力の盾にする為、たまたま近くの間欠泉センターに居た地獄鴉と
たまたま新聞を見て里からやって来た僧侶が、わけも分からぬまま2人に拉致された。

後には途方に暮れる諏訪子だけが残った。
Kanako and Sanae looked embarassed for a moment, exchanged glances, and took off in the direction of the Life-Guiding Tree together.

The two incident-resolvers then followed after them, without any time to prepare.
On the way there, in order to shield themselves from the huge power emitted by the Life-Guiding Tree, they abducted two more people who had no idea what was happening;
the hell raven who happened to be at the nearby Underground Geyser Center, and the priest who happened to have arrived from the village after reading the newspaper.

After that, only a bewildered Suwako was left behind.
――導命樹上層。そこには眩いばかりの光が満ち溢れている。 ---The highest stratum of the Life-Guiding Tree. There, a dazzling light was overflowing.
外界の歌姫が立つ舞台のような煌びやかなそれは、しかし、散り行く命の最後の輝きのようにも見えた。

導命樹――命を導く樹。守矢がこのような名を冠したのは果たして偶然か否か。

そんな事を考え、微かに苦笑を浮かべながら光のステージに降り立ち――
It was a gorgeous light, like that of a stage where a diva in the outside world would stand. However, it also looked like the final light of a life that was burning out.

Doumeijuu-- the tree that guides life. Was it a coincidence or not that the Moriyas had given it that name?

While thinking about that, giving a subtle, forced smile, and descending onto that stage of light--
――「彼女」は歌を紡いだ。 --she wove a song.
幻想郷エネルギー革命、到来。だが過ぎた力は弾幕となり身を滅ぼす―― Gensokyo's energy revolution had arrived. However, in becoming danmaku, that excessive power would bring ruin upon itself--
  1. Yomeishu (養命酒) is a famous medicinal liquor.
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