SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 3.2 ~

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Chapter 3: Fate Comes Alive

Something was documented in ancient characters on a paper inside the box.

In the middle of the investigation as to whether something about Himemiko was recorded or not, the secret of the sacred treasures was told to her by Takakage.

Chapter 3.2

[MOTONARI]: “It appears that several other armies have begun to obtain the sacred treasures.”

Several armies… meaning there might not be any sacred treasures left.

I felt like my vision became dark as I imagined the worst-case scenario.

[TAKAMOTO]: “Are you alright?”

[YUZUKI]: “S-sorry. I’m fine…”

[MOTOHARU]: “It’s not unreasonable for you to be in low spirits, but… there’s many ways to rally back from this.”

[IMARI]: “… That’s right. There might still be sacred treasures around, so don’t give up and let’s keep doing our best!”

[YUZUKI]: “You’re right… Besides, there might be other clues to Himemiko-sama…!”

When I felt my enthusiasm returning after being cheered up by Takamoto-san, Motoharu-san, and Imari-kun, Takakage-san snickered.

[TAKAKAGE]: “That was a change sudden enough to surprise even a ninja. That awful look you had was interesting though and I would have liked to see it longer.”

[TAKAMOTO]: “T-Takakage, that way of speaking isn’t very…”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Now, now, Takamoto-niisan, overlook this at least. In my own way, I brought back some encouraging material, after all.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Of course, it’s related to the sacred treasures.”

[YUZUKI]: “Really!?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Mm. Although I did wonder what to do when I came across enemy spies on my way home…”

[MOTOHARU]: “Where on your way back?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Hmm, as I recall, it was around Toyotomi lands.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Well, it was nothing once they fell into my hands though.”

[MOTOHARU]: “I see. In any case, I’m glad you returned home unharmed.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes. Seriously… I’m relieved you’re not hurt.”

[YUZUKI]: “So, about the sacred treasures…?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Ah, about that…”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Apparently, the sacred treasures only display their capabilities to a ‘person who is worthy’.”

[YUZUKI]: (A person who is worthy… if I remember it correctly, that was also written in the book I read with Motoharu-san in the archives…)

[TERUMOTO]: “I wonder who that is?”

[MOTONARI]: “If my conjecture is correct, that ‘person who is worthy’ is this lady here, I believe.”

[YUZUKI]: “Me…!?”

[MOTONARI]: “Yes, a power similar to Himemiko dwells in you. If we consider the deep connection between Himemiko and the sacred treasures, then the person who is closest to those qualifications is our princess, no?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “If Motonari-sama’s guess is right then, in other words, if you’re not there the sacred treasures are nothing more than decorative objects with the other armies.”

[MOTOHARU]: “But without the sacred treasures themselves we cannot grasp Himemiko’s location, right?”

[MOTONARI]: “That’s correct. We must think of a method to obtain them somehow—“

[TAKAMOTO]: “Um… regarding that…”

[MOTONARI]: “Hm? Do you know something, Takamoto?”

[TAKAMOTO]: “Yes. It looks like the whereabouts of a stone slab written about Himemiko and the sacred treasures is recorded on this old document.”

[MOTOHARU]: “What?”

[MOTONARI]: “By old document, do you mean that thing? Could you explain in more detail?”

Takamoto-san briefly explained the old document we brought back and touched on its contents.

[TAKAMOTO]: “There’s difficult words in several places, but… I’ve managed to just understand that it is within Mouri territory.”

[TAKAMOTO]: “If I could receive some more time, I could decipher all the remaining words.”

[MOTONARI]: “In that case, please do continue deciphering.”

[TAKAMOTO]: “Yes!”

[MOTONARI]: “A stone slab written about Himemiko and her sacred treasures. We may have just obtained important information in order to grant our princess’ wish.”

Saying that, Motonari-san gave a smile towards me but, in the next instant, he sent a sharp gaze outside.

[MOTONARI]: “Just now…”

[YUZUKI]: (Motonari-san…? His expression went grim suddenly, I wonder what happened.)

[MOTONARI]: “Motoharu, Takakage. You understand, yes? If necessary, bring soldiers along with you.”

[MOTOHARU + TAKAKAGE]: “My lord!”

[YUZUKI]: “Motonari-san… you told them to bring soldiers. Did something happen?”

[MOTONARI]: “There was a spy. Most likely.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha!?”

[TAKAMOTO]: “W-will we be okay, I wonder? What if they didn’t just about the stone slab but also about her?”

[MOTONARI]: “No need for concern; those two will do something about that.”

[MOTONARI]: “Moreover, in the worst case, if they do come targeting her… we will raise the full might of the Mouri army at that time and protect her.”

[YUZUKI]: “Motonari-san…”

[MOTONARI]: “That being said, we cannot expose Mouri to danger on this occasion, can we.”

[MOTONARI]: “—I would like to entrust the vigilance of Mouri lands together to me, Takamoto, and Terumoto.”

[MOTONARI]: “Takamoto, you will have to do this at the same time as deciphering that old document. Will you be alright?”

[TAKAMOTO]: “Y-yes. I’ll do my utmost best…!”

[YUZUKI]: “Um, what should I do…?”

[MOTONARI]: “I’ve said it before, have I not? To stay by my side. You will be safest there.”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay…”

I couldn’t do anything but nod while feeling frustrated at my own inability to do anything as things moved rapidly at a dizzying speed.

12 thoughts on “SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 3.2 ~

    Tatsuki said:
    January 18, 2019 at 15:47

    I wonder if I should be concerned. I’m actually growing quite fond of Takakage… he might be a jerk, but I find his quips refreshing somehow lol and that voice… goodness. That’s the worst voice for a devil on your shoulder to have, because boy, I’d be making all kinds of bad decisions!

      Ilinox responded:
      January 19, 2019 at 05:43

      Don’t worry, I like him a lot in the Mouri army too :’D probably second after Motonari (as much as I distrust him, oops). There’s something refreshing about his honest antagonism LOL and it’s pretty funny to see the heroine slowly get used to him and even talk back to him. AGREE ABOUT HIS VOICE THOUGH! There’s such a nice playful but malicious tone to it.

    leohikarusora said:
    December 15, 2018 at 21:06

    Out of topic. Just saw your Twitter about Doctor Gran, is was a new EX 2 Class’s job, along with Gladiator job (damn, the djeeta ver truly remind me to 2B, bring katana and sword together). You should pla- no, no, no, don’t do that, ili.

    Ehm, back to topic. Hmm… Takakage was come into Toyotomi’s land, I’m not really sure that he was being found out or not while in there lol
    And, wait. It’s just beginning of story right? Why they so fast to war OMG

    … I think I’ll slack in the next event, too much Nobuyuki and Mitsunari event cards in my place, and I want to focus in another game for a while lolol
    Thank you for your hard works…

      Ilinox responded:
      December 17, 2018 at 00:08

      Doctor Gran is too attractive by all means for a playable character /o\!! I’ve given GBF a try but I couldn’t get into it (the story felt really slow for some reason and all the characters and grid-building intimidates me too much LOL). I pretty much enjoy GBF vicariously through my friends screaming about events like WMTSB.

      Mouri only has 5 chapters but they have to catch up to everyone else at Ch10, so we’re basically going at double the speed |D.

        leohikarusora said:
        December 17, 2018 at 05:41

        Event “What Makes The Sky Blue”? Oh yes, that event was the most one I like too (put aside Touran collab and Dragon Knight’s events lololol), since the story was for GBF’s anniversary and focused to Lucifer and his companies (but the part 2 was totally sad sobs, I don’t want to remember it TvT), also in the part 3 they’ll give an awesome weapon so I think everyone got hyped partly because of this, and that’s included me

        Well, it’s almost Christmas in one week right? I hope you guys enjoying the holiday~!! (PS : Kamanosuke in Santa’s outfit kinda cute, but no I’ll save my crystals for anniversary cards)

    Reggie said:
    December 15, 2018 at 02:02

    So it was Takakage (why your name is so hard to pronounce, I’d rather call you black sheep lol) who attack them, but if I recall correctly it was Oda army who attack first in Mouri lands to— time to reread Toyotomi chapters to refresh 😅 I think Kanbee said that or Hideyoshi 😕💭

      Ilinox responded:
      December 16, 2018 at 08:28

      It might help to split his name in two |D it’s Taka + kage. In particular, noble/high + view LOL. He’s got a fancy name here. Everyone’s heading to the Mouri army because that’s where the sacred treasures point to LOL; meanwhile the werewolf armies have allied themselves to stop Toyotomi and Oda from doing whatever nefarious things they’re up to.

    That'salot ofdamage said:
    December 15, 2018 at 01:30

    TAKAKAGEEEEE MY MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN HELL YEAAAH

      Ilinox responded:
      December 16, 2018 at 08:21

      It kinda makes me laugh that the heroine is so chill (or oblivious?) to how Takakage was literally talking about having killed all the people he encountered. I MEAN WHEN IN ROME DO AS ROMANS DO so she can’t really say anything (not to mention this is war) but she doesn’t even think about it, lmao.

        That'salot ofdamage said:
        December 16, 2018 at 23:14

        Oh dude yeah, agreeing with ya there

        That whole thing with not even doing a (mental) spit-take at Takakage killing all the people he came across kind of thing makes the heroine seem less organic, in my opinion? I get that she’s supposed to be a blank canvas for players to be able to relate to and insert themselves basically but honestly an MC that has some form of personality and depth to them is a lot better than an MC that has the personality of a soggy biscuit

        Also you’ll notice me aggressively shouting my support at Takakage often enough because honestly he’s not getting a lot of support from what I’ve seen and he’S THE 👏HARA👏GURO👏BEST👏BOY

    waterinegirl said:
    December 15, 2018 at 00:32

    oh so it was takakage, back in toyotomi and oda’s route

    but i wonder who is the spy in mouri route, im to lazy to reread routes… i’ll rather wait for the next chapter.

    [TAKAKAGE]: “That was a change sudden enough to surprise even a ninja. That awful look you had was interesting though and I would have liked to see it longer.”

    i’ll rather have kagemochi bully me.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 16, 2018 at 08:19

      I haven’t read any of the season 2 chapters at all, so if that’s a reference to what happens… /o\ as far as I know the spy is just a nameless soldier belonging to another army. It’s not a character we know.

      EDIT: OH I REMEMBER WHICH BATTLE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT NOW! Hmm, I actually think that battle was different with Oda and Toyotomi because they weren’t in Mouri’s lands LOL they were just holding a meeting between themselves and it was a surprise attack on them from Mouri. Unless they chased the spies all the way to the alliance meeting Hideyoshi and Nobunaga were having…

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