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Kioku Nakusu

"Hello! It's nice to meet you! O-oh, we've met before? And we're best friends?! It's happened again..."

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a character in “Denouement of a Fantasy Era”, as played by Asher MstrImmortalis

Description



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"Hello! My name is Kioku! It's nice to meet you."



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PERSONAL INFORMATION





ImageFULL NAME
      Kioku Nakusu

TITLE
      n/a

AGE
      18

GENDER
      Female

SPECIES
      Human

ETHNICITY
      Japanese

OCCUPATION
      Resident of Gensokyo

GENERAL APPEARANCE
      Kioku is a Japanese girl approximately 5"3'. She is a native to Gensokyo. However, while she is human, she has an odd hair color- a silver-ish gray. Kioku keeps this hair long and up to her waist. She is seen wearing a kimono with sandals. She has flawless white skin and pale blue eyes. Her body is slim as it is small, and her chest isn't exactly well-endowed, but Kioku has expressed no worries from it.



PERSONALITY TRAITS




ImagePERSONALITY
      Kioku is a typical well-behaved human with a hint of curiosity and desire for adventure. She is normally calm and smiles all the time as she politely introduces herself, her friends, and her family. She has a cheerful and open air to her, though she would act accordingly if someone does something bad. Like murder. Especially murder.
      However, while she is calm and polite, her slow, easy-going demeaor would be replaced by another personality. This one would be energetic and excited. In this state, Kioku may talk rapidly and would drag her friends with her to an adventure that caught her interest. Kioku would not stop herself from acting on her curiosity and her sense of adventure until after someone completes the objective. Otherwise, she can most likely be stopped by knocking her out, as intimidating her would not work.
      While most humans fear youkai, Kioku actually has a small fascination and curiosity of youkai. Yes, should run from danger should a youkai attack her, but in other situations Kioku may just stay there at risk as she hides and studies the youkai.
      One of Kioku's most interesting characteristic is her memory. She has perfect memory of anything she can remember, no matter how long ago. However, in certain cases, she may just randomly forget an event completely, making it an entire gap of her memory.

LIKES DISLIKES
Adventure Being held back when she wants to explore
Gensokyo Being dragged away from an opportunity
Youkai Being attacked by youkai (obviously)




COMBAT ABILITIES




ImageABILITIES
      ABSOLTELY NOTHING

WEAPONS/TOOLS
      n/a

STRENGTHS
      Kioku, while not having any strength or skill to fight, has a lot of determination and willpower. When given a task within reason (or maybe a little outside reason), Kioku will attempt to complete the task. Kioku also has perfect memory of whatever she remembers, and can recall anything that has not been forgotten.

WEAKNESSES
      Despite her sense of adventure and curiosity, Kioku is only human, raised as a civilian in the human village. She has no skills or strengths to survive in a fight that would be her end. Also, despite her perfect memory of events, there is a chance that Kioku may completely lose memory of a specific event.



BACKGROUND




FAMILY
      Naizen Nakusu (Father - 45)
      Kikuko Nakusu (Mother - 42)

ImageHISTORY
      Kioku is a Gensokian resident, born within the Human Village. All her knowledge, her imagination, and her sources of imagination, are from what she learned as legends in the Human Village. However, her uniqueness that sets her aside from the other humans are her memory skills and her fascination with youkai. Despite the fact that the other villagers would restrict her, Kioku would sometimes go outside the village in search of youkai, even nearly going into the forests. However, usually she would be stopped and dragged back to the village. The other notable thing- her memory, is that she can perfectly memorize anything and recall it, no matter how old the memory. However, certain things may go completely blank at random times, as if she has dementia or something of the sort. Until she remembers it like other memories, no amount of hints and methods would remind Kioku of the lost memory.



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So begins...

Kioku Nakusu's Story

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A silver haired teenage girl walked through the village, her hands folded and hidden within the seemingly connected sleeves of her green kimono. Her silver hair swayed as she calmly made her way across the village. It was a beautiful day, and the village had a series of plays going on. Kioku was interested in many things, and the plays did peak her interest. She was late, however, as her family wanted her to get through with some errands (her father was too busy to do them himself, and her mother was ill). Kioku was certain that she missed the beginning performance, but she might be able to arrive in time for the second one. However, a noise began to draw her attention out of the way from her path to the stage in the center of the human village.

There was a crowd surrounding a norimono, escorted by several guards and a woman. Is that Ms. Takeshi? Kioku thought to herself. She had a glimpse of the head of the familiar person, but she could not confirm that it was Takeshi Meiko. The crowd was too busy paying attention to the small incident to move and allow the silverette to get closer. Because of the crowd's boisterous response to whatever was happening, Kioku also couldn't hear what was going on. Eventually, the crowd dispersed, and Kioku could see that it was Takeshi Meiko escorting the norimono alongside the armed guards. However, Kioku also saw someone that she didn't think she would see until later. Judging from the clothes... Isn't that the Hakurei Miko? Kioku thought to herself as she noticed the towering woman walk past with a small mutter. From the expression on her face, the Hakurei Miko seemed to be troubled. So, with her curiosity leading her actions, Kioku walked over to the woman. "Is there something wrong, Ms. Hakurei?" Kioku asked, tilting her head up to the woman. Kioku was not short by normal standard. Rather, it was the insanely large height of the Miko that forced the girl to look up so much.

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Reika was heading in the direction she believed she had come, when she felt, perhaps heard, a person's approach, causing her to halt and turn. A young woman had walked up to her. Reika kept her arms crossed in her sleeves, as she always did when she was among people, keeping that stern, distant expression she always had. Reika felt people could trust her, as long as she kept herself distant from others. After all, people expected all Hakurei shrine maidens to be this way, serious, wise and professional.

The girl asked; "Is there something wrong, Ms. Hakurei?" Reika was expecting to be asked something else, such as an issue that needed resolving or perhaps something about how she handled the half-Youkai issue. People hardly ever payed attention to Reika's problems, and those that did, Reika would give them assurance. After all, people trusted Reika, and Reika was not going to break their faith by exposing flaws.

"No, there isn't anything to be worried about," Reika assured the girl, "as the incident has been resolved. However, I thank you for your concern." Reika bowed. "I was just-" Reika caught herself,"...contemplating. Anyhow, is there anything you are concerned about? Is something that matter?" Something twinged at the back of Reika's mind as she looked at the girl, but Reika couldn't fathom what it was. Was it the tension in the air that Reika felt earlier?

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"No, there isn't anything to be worried about, as the incident has been resolved. However, I thank you for your concern." The shrine maiden replied with a bow. "I was just.... contemplating. Anyhow, is there anything you are concerned about? Is something the matter?" Kioku smiled at the Hakurei shrine maiden, seeing her care for the silverette, duty or not.

"No, it's alright Ms. Hakurei." Kioku bowed in reply. She looked at shrine maiden in red and white. However, as the silverette would make eye contact, she had this faint feeling. It was a small realization, though she couldn't put a finger on it. Whatever the feeling conveyed, Kioku thought that it was connected to whatever the shrine maiden was 'contemplating.' Deciding to press on and satisfy her curiosity, the girl asked the shrine maiden, "If there is anything you need, Ms. Hakurei, please tell someone. I'm sure that they would be happy to oblige as thanks for what you've done." Kioku smiled warmly at the shrine maiden. She just thought of something- she had never been near a shrine maiden before. This was her first conversation with a shrine maiden, let alone one of the Hakurei maidens. Her smile slightly widened at this thought.

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Reika was somewhat intrigued by how insistent the girl was. Reika felt that it was good practice to remain humble, but her mother would probably have told her not to refuse the offers of others, if she were there, that was.

"Well, if that is the case," Reika asked, "could you possibly direct me to where the stage for Noh theater is?" Reika had forgotten exactly what directions she took to get to where she was now and was somewhat hazy on how she had to get back. A lot of things were on her mind, but Reika couldn't entirely pick them out individually. One thing that did come to mind, however, was the time. Reika glanced toward the sun, which was getting lower in the sky. Her Kagura performance would be occurring soon, and she had to get back to her family and prepare. Another thought did come to mind when she remembered that.

"And on that subject," Reika added, "In about half an hour, there will be a performance there in which I will be participating. I ask humbly that you consider staying to watch it.

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"Well, if that is the case," The Hakurei shrine maiden asked, "could you possibly direct me to where the stage for Noh theater is?" Kioku blinked, somewhat surprised that the miko does not know the village's layout like everyone else, especially considering the fact that said miko lived so close to the village her entire life. However, she shrugged it off as stress getting to the shrine maiden. After all, how stressful must it be to be a shrine maiden, solving incidents with youkai and humans? Especially when the latest incident involved the shrine maiden's sister-in-law. "And on that subject, in about half an hour, there will be a performance there in which I will be participating. I ask humbly that you consider staying to watch it."

"I would be honored to guide you to the theater, Miss Hakurei!" Kioku excitedly stated. "I was going to go over there to watch you and your family perform!" She smiled brightly at the shrine maiden. Now was her chance to do something for the shrine maiden! It was good that her memory was perfect! Only.... it sometimes isn't.

"The theater is over there, so..." Kioku paused, looking down at the ground to concentrate at remembering where she was and where the theater would be. "Uh...." The silverette scratched her head, her mind not being able to figure out a route. Eh?! Where was the theater again?! Kioku gulped, unable to remember where the theater was. In fact, her mind can't even draw where SHE was in the village!

"Aah..." Kioku placed a hand on her forehead. "It happened again... I completely forgot, Miss Hakurei..." She sighed, her first opportunity to help the shrine maiden completely failing because of her poor memory skills. "I'm sorry...."

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Reika pursed her lips. It was nice of the girl to try to assist her, but she seemed to be unable to remember the location of the stage, and appeared rather troubled by it. Was it due to stress, perhaps?

"No, that's fine," Reika assured her, "You tried to help. That's quite alright with me." Reika glanced around a bit. Somehow, she seemed to remember where the stage was precisely, and how to get back to where she was. Was she merely distracted until now? Or did the memories just somehow pop up? Reika paid no mind to it. "Although," Reika added, "I believe I'll be able to find my own way back. Please excuse me." Reika gave a curt bow, before walking off.

Thankfully, Reika's mother and daughter were just where she left them. It seemed as if they had already finished their snacks (seemingly all of them, as Reika's was nowhere to be found) and where waiting patiently for Reika's return. Chiyoko was seated, but Chou was walking about and had quickly spotted her, running up to her.

"Mom," Chou asked, walking alongside Reika as they approached Chiyoko, "what took you so long? You didn't get lost, did you?" Reika shook her head. "Hardly," she answered, "Mom was just busy resolving an incident." Chou replied, "An incident?" She sounded rather interested. The world 'incident' held a special sort of meaning within Gensokyo. Youkai were well known for causing 'incidents', which ranged anywhere from creating simple mischief to great calamities of meteorological scale. Naturally, it was the duty of the Hakurei shrine maiden, or whomever else was capable, to resolve these 'incidents' and return balance and order. Incidents worthy of the name have been recorded throughout both history and folklore, but in Gensokyo, these were a fact of life. That said, the last huge incident worthy of recording had occurred under a decade age, yet overall, incidents were much less common during Reika's time than they were during her mother's. Perhaps it was evidence that the humans were finally driving the Youkai back.

"The incident was resolved," Chiyoko inquired, "correct?" Reika nodded. "Good," Chiyoko responded, "you can explain it later. Come, sit. Something has come to our attention." Reika complied, sitting on her legs to face Chiyoko. Chiyoko proceeded to explain to Reika what she was told before by the living god, Kiyoko. Reika listened attentively. Chou listened as well, but only partially, standing and walking about the two.

"So the Youkai are gathering tonight, for a meeting," Reika responded. Chiyoko nodded. Reika closed her eyes to consider it. She scratched at her callused fingers with her thumbs. Reika tended to pick at her scars when she was anxious. "We must declare a state of emergency," she declared, clenching her fists.

"Hush, Reika," Chiyoko responded, "we mustn't be reckless about this. For now, we must simply wait for the arahitogami to tell us what they are doing, and what they are planning. If we were to raise an alarm under the wrong circumstances, the mountain Youkai may take it as an act of aggression. Naturally, it would be far to reckless to simply barge up there ourselves, which I imagine would be one of your ideas. Patience is key... And besides, Youkai hardly get along with each other well enough to work in masses like that, discounting Fairies and Tengu." Reika frowned and scratched a pink scratch on her wrist.

"Quit that," Chiyoko quipped, smacking Reika's hand. Reika recoiled, placing her hands back on her thighs. "Come," Chiyoko told her, "we're running out of time. We must get ready for our performance. We've only fifteen minutes."

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