Chapter 88 Twisted Star of Fate
Chapter 89 The Tribe of The Void
Chapter 90 Daybreak
Chapter 91 Family Meeting
Chapter 92 One Together with Many
Chapter 93 The Thousand Tailed Fox Demon
Title: Chapter 88 Twisted Star of Fate
T: So shall we get started then. This all around resolution conference.
Title: Chapter 88 Twisted Star of Fate
T: The topic at hand, "A way to save the tribe of the void while keeping Semeow and Jinka alive". So it shall be.
T: Will everyone in attendance accede to that?
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VA: Before we get to that let's clear something up first.
VA: Just who are those guys around Semeow?
J: I am the Tiger Demon Jyaki.
N: I am the Mountain Dragon Nadare.
H: Thousand Demon representative, Harigane.
H: ...is I.
T: I ran into them outside, and since we didn't have many people here I asked them to join to liven things up a bit.
T: Now clap.
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VM: ...We saw that it'd be difficult for us to defeat Semeow.
VM: If Semeow also feels that it would not be so simple to vanquish us too then I believe that this meeting should hold some merit for both side... How's that?
S: You lot...
Sh: When you face the enemy with your "strength"
Sh: you also make the "weakness" and "fear" you keep hidden away under the lid more apparent.
S: ...no. It's certainly true that I did not feel that it would be an easy task.
S: Somewhere in my heart, I did feel reluctant to bring about the destruction of what you carried on your shoulders.
S: However, that doesn't mean that I'll forgive you all for all the things you've done up till now.
S: ...I want to make that crystal clear.
VA: This gathering is pointless.
VA: I haven't given up on defeating Semeow.
VA: And as for a way to save our nation without killing Semeow and taking his Jewel of Thousand Wonders? There isn't any.
VA: And just why did the two of you even agree to this suggestion to talk things out without asking me?
VA: I'd never go along with something like this.
VW: We did leave things up to you for a while
VW: But you never actually had the right to give us orders.
VM: The right of command falls to me in the end.
VM: Hieriarchal birthrights have no meaning here and now.
S:...huh... I thought those two were just the little guy's flunkies...
S: They look sleepy...
T: Now then. First up...
T: Would the members here from the tribe of the void please go over in detail about the danger that your nation is facing.
VM: Following our subjective time, a gigantic meteor will crash down upon our nation's capital in the near future.
VW: Destroying it.
T: I see. That's quite serious then.
VA: Putting it lightly there.
T: So then, in order to counter that meteor you people seek... "Spiritual Singularities", correct?
T: How did you intend to use them to save your nation, practically speaking?
S: ...I was wondering a bit about that too...
VM: "Spiritual Singularities" are great masses of fate power.
VM: ...Fate power is... I suppose we could call it the temperature of chance... The amplitude of time-space's waveform is...
T: Sum it more gently please.
VM: Fate power is essentially the same sort of thermal-type resource as spirit power and fire power... It's of the same concept as "Energy".
VM: That power affects not physical matter, but both space and time, and chance as well.
VM: We're going to us that power to make it so that we draw in closer to the fate where the meteor's orbit just happens to bend away...
VM: That's our strategy for it.
VW: Our nation has the developed the means to utilize fate power through applying directionality to it.
People: A bounitufl harvest evey year!!
People: Big catches every day!!
VW: Our civilization has prospered from the research and development we've done on the resource known as fate power.
T: Enurgee? Hmmm... So basically you're saying that you require the following two spiritual singularties: Semeow's life, the jewel of a thousand wonders, and my little brother Jinka, the thousand tailed demon fox... and you'll use them as tools for praying, is that it?
VM: Correct. To supplement that a little further, we will only be using the Jewel of a thousand wonders against the meteor directly.
VM: We're making use of the Thousand Tailed Demon Fox's fate power to open a passage to the past so we can transport the Jewel of a thousand wonders back.
T: A passage, you say?
VW: Normally we enter into the spiritual world to move through time but material objects cannot be moved the same way.
VW: However, fate power is the power to manipulate time and space.
VW: With fate power on the level of a spiritual singularity, it will be possible to create a physical passageway back to the past.
VW: Even so, once we do send the Jewel of a Thousand wonders back through the one-way passage, the Thousand Tailed Demon Fox will probably be anihilated.
VW: Defying the flow of time requires an outrageous amount of power. Travelling back to the past requires 740,000 times as much as travelling to the future.
LABEL: The Past
S: Errm... So that means... you'll open a hole in time...? Is that sort of thing really...?
VM: We've already tried it once before.
VM: We made the Thousand Tailed Demon Fox jump to the future by about eight years from the 8th year of Eiroku to the 4th year of Genki. We simply made a bit of a miss with the location.
VM: Something of that level only consumed a little bit of fate power. We made use of the land's fate power it had due to it being a turning point in history, too.
S: Oh, so back then...
T: I see...
T: You're basically trying your luck with a talisman. I think it's a rather uncertain and vague strategy though...
VM: It's not vague at all. For starters, fate power is...
VA: Ignorant!! Uncultured!!
VA: There's no meaning in explaining anything further to a bunch of fools who don't know the first thing about fate power!!
VA: We're altering fate!! It's obvious that we'd need a massive amount of fate power to do that!! We don't have any other choices!!
J: So, not willing to compromise?
N: Time for us to act
S: Hold it. Hold it.
T: Ah, sorry about that. I'm not well-versed in the world of spiritual techniques. But are there really no other plans to go with? Like moving away for example.
T<Mutter>: Now now
H: Or destroying the meteor.
VM: ...the projected casualities would be far too grand. We do not have the time to evacuate nearly our entire nation.
VW: We do not have the means to destroy a meteor of that size.
VA: It's obvious that we already looked into that kinda stuff way back already!! Morons!!
VA: Your one life can save tens of millions!! Semeow!!
VA: You dying is the simplest and most certain way to accomplish it!!
S: ...I'd rather not have to die to save someone like you.
VA: Then save everyone else but me. I'll die as many times as it takes for their sakes.
VM: Me too. If I could save our nation in exchange for my life
VM: Then I'd happily offer it up.
T: How samurai.
S: ...that's just stupid...
T: Then what about you Semeow-ku?
T: The peace of your village. Or your life.
T: Which is it that you treasure more?
T: You get it, right? Don't dismiss their plight.
H: It was your desire to save everyone that inspired us to the awaken the thousand hands spiritual power.
H: Let's save these guys too.
T: Noble intentions. What say you learn from him?
VA: So? How you going to save us? Semeow.
VA: You know what that means, right? You're saying that you'll somehow manage to come up with a better method than we were able to after searching for one so desperately.
VA: It doesn't exist.
VA: Nothing so convenient can.
S: Isn't there anyone who can figure something out...
S: ...we have a thousand...
S: No... Even I'm one of the ones that can't come up with anything...
N: May I suggest something
N: Nothing will come if I were to think on it myself
N: But those damn nuisances Yazen and Kokugetsusai may be able to.
T: Ohhh. Right.
T: Adding in those with great wisdom and knowledge is a good move!!
S: Then I'll undo the spiritual interference and bring them here
S: Once I explain things I'm sure they will...
VA: You're not leaving
VA: I don't trust you
VA: I can't just let you run away
S: I'm not going to do something like that
VM: Cut it out already
VA: We've done nothing to gain one another's trust.
VA: I can't just allow something that tips the scales to happen.
S: Then what do you propose we do...
J: Why don't we trying calling to "him" with our thoughts?
J: If it's "him" then he might just respond back to us if we call him from inside the spiritual world.
J: Oh. He's fast.
VW: An... Eye...!?
S: A... cat's eye!? Don't tell me...
T: Ohh!! This is...
T: So Tiger-dono is acquainted with "him" as well!!
J: He's famous in the world of darkness.
N: I see. Him, huh?
N: Still, you are quite knowledgeable for a human.
T: Of course
T: I know him
T: He is my spirit world friend. Someone who can peer through the myriad of spiritual worlds from end to end. People call him the all seeing eye of time.
T: Hakke Neko-sensei
S: Hakke Neko!?
S: You know him?
T: Hm? So you did to Semeow-kun?
S: Sensei sure knows a lot of people.
HN: Hakke Hakke... Yamato Takeru to Semeow...
HN: Nadare and Jyaki... Why are you all so tiny meow?
T: You're the one who's huge sensei.
T: It's because you materialized while still using your when you're looking from afar.
HN: Whoops. Is that so meow?
HN: Meow. There.
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HN: The one who called for Hakke just now, was it you Jyaki
Note: Refers to himself as Hakke
J: Very much so. We would like to borrow your wisdom.
VA: What is this thing...
VA: This is someone with great wisdom and knowledge?
S: Why the sensei?
S<Mutter>: How do you know him?
T: I came to be acquainted with him in the spiritual world.
T: When I heard he was a renowned diviner I started calling him that.
HN: That's right meow.
HN: You should call me sensei too from now on Semeow.
S: Ah... sure...
HN: Now... For those gathered here...
HN: Let's look into them meow.
HN: I see meow.
VW: I get the gist of it meow. The way to resolve things included.
HN: But I won't just give it away for free meow.
HN: This is a business meow.
T: Oh my
S: If you want me to tell you then the cat stone that Semeow has should...
S: I-I got it. I'll bring it to you next time.
S<Mutter>: You scared me
VM: ...Thank you Semeow... For you to exchange such a precious thing for us who have been your enemies up till now is...
S: A-Ah, no... It really wasn't much.
S: It is precious to me though...
VA: I find it hard to believe that this thing knows what its talking about. It can't just come so easily all of a sudden...
HN: I know your name even meow. **********-kun was it?
T: Tell us sensei
T: The way to resolve this...
HN: Let's do things in order first...
HN: There is a cause behind the meteor's approach meow.
VM: That can't be!! Impossible!!
VM: For there to be a cause behind the whims of the heavens is...
WA: ... Wait, it can't be...
HN: It was the abuse of fate power
HN: Your nation researched fate power
HN: and used it too much to further your nation's prosperity.
HN: Let's say you do managed to ward off the meteor using Semeow's spiritual singularity this time meow.
HN: But then after that, earthquakes
HN: Thunder. Fire. Invaders. You'll be visited by one calamity after another, from the heavens and from man.
HN: And they will continue to come so until your nation completely destroyed meow.
HN: Those distortions that come about from artificially altering the odds of fate.
HN: will in turn be filled in by equally distorted coincidences meow. That is the natural order of thing meow.
HN: What you all are challenging, is not the meteor or this young man meow
HN: It is the structural laws of the universe that you are foolishly challenging meow.
S: ...The story's turned into something grand...
S<Mutter>: The universe he says
T: How would they resolve a problem so absurd?
HN: They must relinquish the current prosperity they enjoy in its entirety meow.
HN: They must their state, burn their entire nation's wealth, then bury the ashes as an offering to fate meow. Many will be left in the cold and many will starve but it has to be everything meow.
HN: If they do so then the meteor with will crumble away and shrink before it crashes.
HN: That will reduce the casualties meow.
VM: Re-reduce the casualties... By how many....
HN: ...What happens from there will be up to you and your people meow.
HN: There will be both good and bad outcomes waiting for you meow.
HN: You will have to stake it all on the crude genuine fate that rests in your very souls meow.
HN: Stop your wants for chance and face the inevitable meow.
HN: After all, everyone was born into life to meet those inevitablities meow...
VA: ... Fu... Fu...
VA: FUCK THAT!!
VA: If that's true then doesn't that mean the ones who die from this were born just so they could die!!