-[X]In regards to locating fragments.
-[X]If Suika has noticed any appreciable change.
-[X]Let the others know about certain Gensokyo residents appearing in my area through what appears to be the same process.
-[X]Your suspicions regarding Gengetsu. Explain if they aren't aware.
-[X]Advice for dealing with the residents of the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
-[X]If there's anything they can add to your limited knowledge of Eintei.
-[X]Ask if any more outsiders have crossed in the same fashion recently.
Well, breakfast is underway and it's time for me to do my best impression of GLaDOS's orange curiosity core. Well, in terms of the number of questions asked, not in how silly it sounds.
"I was wondering, is it possible for me to locate lost fragments more easily? Just bumbling around can't be the only way to do this." This conversation may very well go past breakfast with the rate some people are eating. Chen, Suika, Nari, Ran, and myself are all going at a normal pace while Yukari is taking huge bites. And talking with her mouth full.
"Well, I think you could learn to sense them, or drag Yuyuko around with you if she's avalible. But given your luck you might just bumble your way into all of them without ever needing to look." Yukari swallowed partway through thankfully. It's kind of strange seeing her act like that.
"Lady Yukari, please show some manners..." Ran gave off a small sigh in between bites.
"Well, I'm gatherin' 'em too, so even if you miss some I'll be sure to get 'em! 'Sides, I can tell you got a big piece right in that bag of yours! You sure you aren't a half ghost?" The smell of alcohol changed in nature to that of wine, which I guess means she changed what her gourd is producing.
"Half ghost? That doesn't make any- Wait, in my duffel bag?" I shoot Suika a suprised look as my bag is gapped in. The oni unzips the zipper and carefully rummages around in it until she half pulls out a gold hilt I had completely forgotten about.
"Whoa... Tenshi got ahold of a bunch of pieces. I bet she doesn't even know what they are." Sukia gestured for me to pick up the Sword of Hisou so she can examine it. "And of course I can't help you recover these. You're gonna have to make Tenshi give 'em back somehow, which means you'll have to win a duel with her."
"Great, a duel that I'm not sure I can win where if I lose I'll probably wind up as fuel for her dominatrix fetish." I dropped the sword back into the bag before returning to my food. "Kinda makes me wonder how I manages to get it. It seems I got lucky when the sword was bouncing around in the duel border."
"Eh, who knows? Still, if ya do lose, I'll bust ya out!" I reached out and ruffled Suika's hair, and she gently shoved my hand away after a moment.
"Speaking of fragments, did you notice any change since when you started?" Suika would probably know best since she's the one working on me.
"Big changes, lots of changes! Just can't tell what most of 'em are, just that I know you're slowly being completed. Still wondering what that one big central piece is though, the shrine's felt kinda odd when you leave for long periods of time." Suika started looking at me with one immaterial-looking eye.
"Oh, before I forget; I found Kogasa and Alice around where I live. They look different enough to where they shouldn't draw attention. I also learned Tewi and Reimu have also appeared, though I think Tewi is going about it a different way." I choose to withold Alice's suspicions for now since I have no idea which possibility is correct.
"Hmm... Tewi I know about already, but I didn't know about the others. This is interesting news, and somewhat worrying." Yukari slowed down enough as to not embarrass herself any further this morning. "It irritates me that I don't know how this is happening, or where the breaches are occuring."
"Well, I do have a suspicion of my own. Ever hear of a girl named Gengetsu?" I'm already finished, so I scoot my plate away for now.
"No- Wait, the girl who lives inside the border of dreams and reality? That Gengetsu?" Yukari looked to me in suprise. Suika was also thinking about it. "That sounds like a good reason to bother Reimu, Marisa, or Yuuka about it since the three of them have met her in the past."
"Then those three would be the place to start should you wish to investigste this personally." Ran tossed in her two cents as she gathered up the used plates and utensils.
"Nyahahahaha~ Sounds like an incident to resolve now! Bet you gotta duel a bunch of people, defeat whoever's responsible and then go beat up whoever decides to bug ya afterwards!" Suika's smell reverted to her usual, and she became more enthusiastic at the notion of having to beat people up. "But you might wanna finish puttin' yourself back together beforehand, don't want to have to start all over 'cause you bit off more than you could chew."
"Speaking of which, I found out the librarian of the Scarlet Devil Mansion has some of my fragments and is experimenting with them. I plan to retrieve them one way or another. Do any of you have advice for how to deal with them?" Yeah, it's either going to be me or Suika who gets them back, but I am getting them back.
"Well, the gate guard is simple enough, wait 'till she's asleep or keep a long range spellcard handy if you have to fight her. Patchouli is who you're probably going to have the most trouble dealing with because of her familiar. The witch herself in pretty weak physically and can't cast half the spells she makes but she's a very powerful magic attacker. Her familiar however, is a succubus. Guys like you are her primary prey but I've seen her dominate the librarian once, and I'm getting off track. Basically it's a bad idea to let her get close since her seduction powers get stronger as she gets closer. Let her touch you and someone's gonna have to drag you outta her womb since you're essencially food to her." Suika paused to take a particularly long swig. "Then there's Sakuya, who's got time stopping powers and seems to be able to cheat time and space since she essencially produces thousands of knives from just two or three. Best tactic is to have some kind of reflector spell handy and to finish it quickly. Then there's Remilia. She's strong, fast, and is a vampire so she's really durable too. But you might want to talk to her first if you want to avoid a fight."
I don't quite like the idea of taking the entirety of the SDM on in a head on spellcard duel. "Anything you can tell me about Eintei?"
Yukari spoke this time. "Well, for starters there's Tewi, who is a youkai earth rabbit with the power to manipulate luck. I wonder if she's paid you a visit~" It seems she couldn't help but tease about that last one. "There's also Reisen, a moon rabbit who is suprisingly stable and kind considering what her power is, she also directly serves Eirin. Eirin herself is a lunarian doctor with some interesting hobbies, but I think someone like you would be hard pressed to forget about them." True, reading Eirin's log did make me remember her with more clarity. "Then there's Kaguya, the exiled lunarian princess who spends most of her time indoors playing games and doing princess things. The reason I haven't told you what they're capable of is that I'm fairly certain you're on good terms with them."
"Thank you, one last thing: Have any more Outsiders crossed into Gensokyo the same way I have?" This did worry me, since if that kid ever got through...
"I'm sorry, I wouldn't know... I will keep an eye out though." Yukari got up after that, and seemed to be waiting.
[X]To the Scarlet Devil Mansion!
-[X]Bring Suika along.
-[X]Bring Yukari along.
[X]I should go return Eirin's log, that and see if I can't get some answers out of Tewi.
[X]Alice's house first, she said she'd give up the fragments she has.
[X]Marisa's house. Even if she doesn't have many, it's still more than I had.
[X]Stupid though it may be, seek out Tenshi and return her sword.