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"When one Memory is tainted... it corrupts another... creating nothing but an never-ending Nightmare... " Gensokyo; (dubbed as the Land of Illusions or Land of Fantasy) is a large Island surrounded by many mountainous regions. Home to different populations, Rabbits and Humans make up a small part while the rest are populated with many different forms of Youkai; including spirits as well. With the creation of the Great Hakurei Border, very little people of the Outside world would know the location of Gensokyo as it stands in a veil after the Great War that met it's end... cutting off any forms of contact with this form of society. Even with the Great Hakurei Border, some Youkai and Humans would leave or accidentally come here without knowing it is there, many of the human population are because of people who were captured during the war; those who have fought in the war; and those who come to seek shelter and escape from many influences of the Outside world. Because of it's isolation, many of Gensokyo's culture are little influence of modern Japan, many of the spiritual practices, certain items such as tea leaves; and old style food items in Gensokyo would show that old and traditional Japan still lingers here... despite the modern technology era slowly coming into Gensokyo. Today, Gensokyo is still cut off from almost many influences, maintaining it's traditional arts and style to the coming years ahead. Many months have passed since the Incidents of the Cherry Blossom and that of the Scarlet Mist... Today marks the first day of Spring and the whole land of Gensokyo would soon bloom back to it's former self. Many of the residents of Gensokyo would rest and relax, knowing that it would be a peaceful day to start a new year. However many of them still are careful; as the war between the Humans and the Youkai still lingers, even when the Great Hakurei Border was created. The tension still grows, but it remains docile as many wish to run their lives normally. Reimu Hakurei; the maiden of the Hakurei Shrine would prepare an upcoming festivity later in the day to mark the first day of Spring in Gensokyo. It was not long after that Reimu and eventually that many others experience a strange aura of uneasiness around Gensokyo... Something was wrong... It wouldn't be soon that this will spread throughout... On the night of the festivity, nearly everyone attends, despite the restless aura, everyone continues to have a good time to celebrate the first day of spring. Later on, many people have come to terms that something was not right, the feeling of dread spreads within the Shrine, without knowing that they will meet something... that Gensokyo will never forget.... Tensions still linger between the Youkai and Humans over the past 1,200 years as countless battles/wars between the two ravages the land of Gensokyo and that of the Outside World. Many years before 1885 A.D., The Youkai have invaded the very borders of Japan; destroying many Human settlements to hurting many of the citizens of the Outside World. The Humans retaliated however, defeating many of the Youkai that invaded their land. But the Youkai were relentless.... many have come back; raiding many settlements before destroying them for food and supplies; and the Humans alike. It was not long until the Japan military was able to pinpoint the location of where the Youkai have come from.... Many planes flew to Gensokyo, sending down airstrikes hoping to weaken the strength of the aggressive Youkai. But it didn't... it made things a lot worse. The Youkai began using their prisoners as a shield to warn the borders of Japan. Many have been killed during the airstrikes while the Youkai are able to replenish their forces. The Humans would counter this by sending many people to Gensokyo to exorcise and exterminate them. While this has been affecting the Outside world, other than the Youkai, many of the local residents in Gensokyo are also in danger of getting killed... As countless wars continue to ravage between the lands, it was not until the final battle where rumours of an item in Gensokyo that grants immortality would bring the war to a nightmarish end... 1885 A.D. The Great Hakurei Border was created to stop the Humans from marching further and to also stop many of the Youkai from invading, as an attempt to stop the tensions between the Humans and Youkai... The Hakurei Border would create a veil to isolate itself from the Outside world; to never let them find Gensokyo ever again, trapping anything that was within Gensokyo.... Has the war ended? For now.... as this marks Year 0.... These are the current characters you'll be teaming up in the World of Gensokyo. As the project progresses, more and more characters will be added to this page and unlocked to increase your party's power and toward Victory! Each character have unique attacks and personalities that allows many opportunities in battle! Read the descriptions left to right to the corresponding character. Reimu Hakurei - Age: At least 15 years-old Abilities: Manipulation of Auras, High Intuition, Fighting, Summoning Godly powers; Shrine Maiden of the Hakurei Shrine; located very far east of Gensokyo near a mountainous region. Being the sole shrine maiden other than Sanae, Reimu is often called upon many times to investigate activities and incidents that happens throughout Gensokyo. Reimu is described as an easy-going, optimistic, dutiful, and curious person; sometimes to a larger extent. Se's often sympathetic to other people, sometimes her rivals. The Hakurei Shrine today is the popular locale for many residents of Gensokyo. Marisa Kirisame - Age: At least 16 years-old Abilities: High-level Magic A Human Magician and a very close friend of Reimu. She is often described as a straight-forward and a very self-confident person who often loves to get into trouble just of curiosity. Despite that, Marisa is a very determined hard worker; trying to equal her magic skills similar to that of Reimu's. You will often see Reimu and Marisa together throughout their times together. Alice Margatroid - Age: Unknown, Possibly young as a Youkai Abilities: Magic, Puppetry Proficiency A Magician capable of using dolls to aid her in battle. Alice lives alongside with Marisa as neighbours in the Forest of Magic. However, she spends most of her time alone making dolls as a hobby; which limits her relationship to mostly Marisa and Reimu (though Alice harbours more feelings to Marisa). Alice relies on her dolls to attack for her, which makes her to be more strategic than relying on full power magic or danmaku. Aya Shameimaru - Age: Over 1000 years-old, possibly around the same age as Yukari Abilities: Sharp Vision and hearing from great distances, Manipulation of Wind A Crow Tengu who is very known as Gensokyo's local Newspaper writer who often writes news story with exaggerating details. Despite that, Aya is very strong with her abilities, stronger than she realizes, most of the time she would "accidentally win" when she tries to find a news story. Aya calls her local newspaper to many of the residents of Gensokyo; Bunbunmaru Newspaper. Hong Meiling - Age: Unknown Abilities: Chinese Martial Arts, Manipulation of Qi A Youkai, part gatekeeper and gardener who patrols the gate of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. She is very known for her mastery in the martial arts. Despite her skills, The Scarlet Devil Mansion is often quiet without incident; in which most cases she would fall asleep and let many residents of Gensokyo pass without worry. Very little info is found about her origin. Sakuya Izayoi - Age: Appears to be around 16-20 years-old Abilities: Manipulation of Time and Space, Knife Proficiency Chief Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion who works for her mistress, Remilia Scarlet. Her true power is manipulating time. She would throw knives mid-air as time stops which then aims and flies directly at her targets. She would often stop time to finish cleaning many of the areas of the Scarlet Devil Mansion; despite having fairy maids around to work. Patchouli Knowledge - Age: Around 100 years-old Abilities: Magic, highly skilled in Elemental Magic A very smart magician from the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Patchouli spends most of her time in the Voile Library (main library of the Scarlet Devil Mansion) reading and writing out many magic books. Her skill in elemental magic makes her capable of casting powerful magic in multiples. However, her poor health along with Asthma, Anemia, there are chances she may not be able to recite spells at times. Remilia Scarlet - Age: Around to be 500 years-old Abilities: Manipulation of Fate Owner and Head of the Scarlet Devil Mansion; Mistress of Sakuya and Meiling; and the older sister and guardian of Flandre Scarlet. Though her appearance is often childlike and her behaviour as well, her fearsome magical attacks are known throughout Gensokyo as the "Scarlet Devil" . Like many vampires she is very sensitive to light and weakens if she is exposed, to which most of the time she stays inside the mansion that has few windows. Yuyuko Saigyouji - Age: Deceased but Immortal (Existed for at least 1,000 years) Abilities: Manipulation of Death, Ability to control Departed souls The Ghost princess of Hakugyokurou, but was once a human being. Her death from suicide would let her body to place a seal on the Saigyou Ayakashi, a dangerous youkai cherry blossom tree that would kill innocent humans. Despite this, Yuyuko's personality is very friendly and good-humoured among many residents of Gensokyo who knows her. Unlike many ghosts, her spirit resembles a human body of which she can freely move around Gensokyo. Youmu Konpaku - Age: Possibly to be under 60 years-old Abilities: Sword-fighting, concentration, super-speed A person with a mixed breed of part Human, part phantom who attends the gardens of Hakugyokurou. Youmu has a straightforward and focused personality, which compliments her very skills in sword-fighting; learned from her former teacher and former gardener, Youki Konpaku. She works and follow orders from Yuyuko Saigyouji as best as she can; mostly spending her time in the garden tending them with care. Yukari Yakumo - Age: 1,200 years-old, possibly older than Gensokyo's history Abilities: Manipulation of Boundaries Yukari Yakumo is a youkai of boundaries. One of the most powerful Youkai to live in Gensokyo; along with others (Suika and Yuyuko). Most of the time, she spends at her home sleeping all day and enjoy most of her life there. Although she rarely leaves home, she is often acquainted with Suika and Yuyuko including those who maintain the border of Gensokyo; mainly Reimu. Though she is often flaky and unreliable all the time, when the safety or security of Gensokyo is at stake, she will do whatever it takes to get involved. Cirno - Age: Implied to be 60 years, however childish in Youkai terms Abilities: Manipulation of anything that is cold Cirno is a Youkai Ice fairy who mostly spends her time in the Misty Lake. Comparing to average fairies that live throughout Gensokyo, she is considered to be the strongest of them all with her ice attacks and skills. Often, she loses to those she challenges to the residents of Gensokyo. Cirno's personality is childish, rather incompetent, and aggressive; attacking anyone who she thinks as an enemy without thinking twice of the odds. Here are some screenies of the project! It's not much but many many more will be added once the demo progresses! For now these are test videos for now just to show we're getting some things done. But it's better than screenies no? We'll include some very soundtracks used in the Touhou project that you will not find anywhere, it took some time to find the very ones that are fitting to the story and battle. More to come after a few works! Explore the open world of Gensokyo anytime anywhere! As you venture through your story, many challenges are ahead to test your skills, These challenges include story-changing sub scenarios, quests, finding vistas, and testing your battle skills against formidable foes in many skill challenges hidden around Gensokyo, from land sea, and air... including the underworld.... Don't always rely on pure power to defeat your foes! The Enemies in Gensokyo are relentless, they will do whatever it takes to get you into tough situations. Enemies will also remain strong as you get stronger, be careful not to let your guard down at all costs, you won't turn back once it's done! The ultimate difficulty of Touhou, unlocked after the main story which unlocks extra content for you to finish up! More locations are revealed, Time won't stop in battle, enemies gain new skills, and nothing will stop these new enemies to try to take you down. Nothing is safe, nothing will be easy, survival and strategy is the only key to victory.... If you like being a berserker that relies on heavy damage, a tank that can take damages for your allies, or a healer that can help your allies survive. You can build the stats of your characters any you like. Instead of weapons and armor granting you stats, you will be getting Jewels; upgrade components that grant bonus stats to your characters, in which you can remove them anytime you want. To achieve the jewels you would like, you can find them hidden around Gensokyo, or... create them by crafting them! No random encounters, enemies will freely roam around the areas where you cross, but they won't stand there all the time! Unique map encounter AI will make sure that you are careful at all times. From disappearing to appearing, while some chase you if you get within their range, and some... do nothing at all but just walk or stand! The primary sources of power and the main form of attacks of the Touhou Realm. Every character have unique powerful Spell and Skill cards to use in their time of need. Each have different effects and abilities that can turn the tide in battle to ensure your advantage or your victory. Be sure to use them at the right time however or else face the long cooldowns! We did our best to make this Touhou project as custom as possible! From RTP Parallax mapping, custom Touhou portraits, to custom Touhou menus and UI, We hope to give you players a different experience to our first time fanmade Touhou RPG project! We thank the following people below! Without their scripts and resources, we wouldn't have this project! Donate your free support to Reimu Hakurei and the Touhou project! We don't accept money, we accept free hugs though~ If you like to support us, use this banner below! Even though this project is still in a work in progress, the amount of support we can get from you will help us keep going no matter what~ Even so, we'll do our best to give you guys a great experience~ Thank you for your time to look at our project, we'll see you next time on the next update~ ^-^
~Bunbunmaru News~Elusive Cat Youkai Spotted! Hello everyone~ Aya Shameimaru speaking. I`m the journalist extraordinaire of the famous Bunbunmaru News~ Today, I am proud to announce that I have spotted a new resident in Gensokyo~ Apparently she is a cat type youkai. I observed the feline creature for straight 24 hours just to get all the information to share to my lovely readers (and failed miserably). But the bad news is, she has a very keen sense of observation since she already knew I was following her the moment I spotted her. But fear not my lovely readers, we have secured a photo! And an exclusive interview~ Is she dangerous? Is she cuddly? Will this be the end of Gensokyo!? (Photo of the Gensokyo Cat, taken by yours truly) INTERVIEW Aya: I never seen you before, may I ask your name? ????: Reimu Hakurei Aya: Well.. everyone knows the shrine maiden! So you can`t fool me. ????: Oh well~ My name is Nekotori meow~ Aya: Nice to meet you Nekotori~ According to my sources, you are one of the elusive creatures called a "Gensokyo Cat", we haven`t seen any of your kind except for you, what is the reason? Nekotori: Meow? Oh... you mean my fellow cats~ They`re all hiding meow~ As for me.. I am searching for the Hakurei Shrine Maiden Aya: Hiding you say? Hmmmm... (This is gonna be a perfect front page, The Truth Behind the Hiding Cats of Gensokyo) Well let`s talk more about yourself~ Got any special tricks hiding in your sleeve? Nekotori: I can turn into a cat~ Aya: and..? Nekotori: I can also manipulate gravity~ Aya: Ohhh~ Fascinating~ Mind if I see it in action? Nekotori: Okay meow~ *The ground shakes and before I knew it, she already lifted 8 giant boulders up in the air* Aya: It is truly amazing~ Nekotori: I also can create black holes at will meow. Wanna see it? Aya: Er- that might not be a good idea~ Ahahaha... Well on to the next question *Nekotori suddenly floats* Aya: Eh- You can also levitate? That is wonderful~ So any reasons why you need to see our local shrine maiden? Nekotori: Meow~ It`s about a top secret cat information. Aya: Top secret? (Another headliner~ Top Secret Cat Information Revealed!) Nekotori: Yup yup~ Well I`ll be going now~ *Nekotori flew towards the direction to the Scarlet Devil mansion* Aya: Looks like our new additional feline resident will have a bad time at directions~ Looks like that will be the end of my short interview~ But I`m not that easily satisfied especially about the hidden Gensokyo Cats and this top secret cat stuff~ So stay tuned for the next issue of Bunbunmaru News~ I am Aya Shameimaru~ Signing out~ Bunbunmaru News will also feature game updates for a fan game called Touhou Tales Spirit of Dark Memory~ Feel free to visit the link and stay tuned here for more information~ http://www.rpgmakervxace.net/topic/26618-touhou-tales-spirit-of-dark-memory/ Got any questions for the Gensokyo Cat? Feel free to comment down below~ This news is sponsored by: