Episode 7 – “The Burning Truth”
- We have a small Breakfast the next morning. Because Akane eats most of it. And after that we decided to go to get the memory of Shirotaka.
-We make our way to the Shrine where his Dainashini is kept. But because its a personal one apparently only he can go in to it.
-Just after he entered 3 Abandoned enter the are and attack us. We take them down and make them containers?
- Shortly after that Shirotaka comes out. Telling us he remembers most things. And tells us about that his parents where working to find out more about the Abandoned and got killed because of that or dies because of it…
And that a childhood friend named Tomoko found out how to evolve the Abandoned to stage 3. But She went crazy because of it and has disappeared leaving a Journal behind. Shirotaka feared that when he remembers what is in the book that he will go mad too, which is why he intentionally forgot about it.
We planed on getting that Journal because Tomoko Usagi is Kuro Usagis older sister and died some months ago, but her Journal Kuro says is still in her room.
-Just after that we get thrown in the Shattered Realm and fight 3 Unseen… more or less together. We are more in each other way…
-After that Shirotaka tells us how to get in and out of the Realm. That we have to break something to get in an to get out we have to focus on a place and step in to it that’s why a doorway works best.
We get out well almost. Sanman did not get out right away. He looked all dead to us standing there. And for him seeing us in the Realm we just fall down dead. Gipu helped him out.
-And we find ourselves in Ayame’s Study. We can not help it but recognized all the newsletter papers. We found out that he was stalking Akane. When her parents dead. And that even after. Also a person named Hitokiri somehow saved her. There were other news clippings and it became apparent that he was following Abandoned and Fallen… But we did not get more for the house butler Willson “escorted” us out of the room. This all is suspicious.
-Then we explained that to Reanna that we entered the Shattered Realm by accident. And did not mean to make a statement for or against the GotG.
-We also learned that the Group chat that we thought was only for us 4 expands to all the members in the Pact. . . they just don’t know that password peaches to talk themselves. . . poor Nayoki and all the other hearing voices in their head.
-Because the Journal holds so many secrets, Uasgi wants to pick it up before too many learn about it. So we go to her … yes Mansion. Where we discovered that her parents sold the place and her Sisters belongings are auctioned off.
-After a lot of tracking down and a lot of luck we end up at the security firm JSDA to learn that he just sold it to another person. That person we saw leave the building and Akane had a bad feeling about him. But Koga was not allowed to follow. So we send Kaze and Kuriyuki after him.
-The JSDA works with the Ayame family. And has seals that can somehow cut the connection with our Abandoned without breaking the Covenant.
Because of that opportunity we got a little talk in but not much.
We know that the Abandoned are after something and that they fear telling us because they can not risk that we would reject their goal and them.
Shirotaka is mentioning that Gipu has a connection with the GotG.
The Abandoned’s goal is something called “The Redemption” but Usagi’s sister called it by a different name “The Calling”. But we get interrupted by Ito.
-Because of the story we had told to get this far the CEO gave us the help of his son Ito.
-When we leave the building we find out that that man was Hitokiri. And that Kuriyuki was caught by him. Koga had only time to rescue Kaze. He was all beaten up because he had to punish himself for not listening to Gipu? Usagi was not sure what that meant but she would talk with Kaze about that later.
-So Koga wants us to meet Akane’s teacher for he has something to tell us.
And it turns out that Hitokiri was the one that Killed Raiko’s parents. And that he was a former Student in this Dojo. He was the best but turned dark? …
He has a Level 2 Abandoned called Oreika.
- Oreika and Koga know each other and Koga chose Akane to be his partner because they had this connection with each other…
He also tells us that it was Gipu that told him not to follow Hitokiri when we saw him first and Akane ask him to go after him. He tells us that he is a Lv 2 and his Fire “Inferno” is too hot. And they would have started to fight right there.
_Usagi was not happy about that. She asked him why he did not say anything earlier but he was under Gipu’s orders. He could not. That he had to punish himself because he went and got Kaze to safety.
-We get out Abandoned to Lv 2. As that happens Kuroiyuki comes back. Telling us that he has a message from Hitokiri. That he is waiting for us at the " CoverTree BookStore"
-We get held up by little things And then Ito called asking us where we are. He is at the bookstore but before he can tell more we here shots and the phone goes dead.
-Finally, because of the Incident Usagi gets them moving. But we get there too late.
The Store is on fire. And as we get in he has Sakamoto in the middle of the room being held by her one paper strings that are on fire.
-There is nothing we could do for her, as we came in we hear her shout “run” before he kills her with a shot to the head.
-And all the fire went out…