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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army

by Luisfe

Part 24

Update 24:

Hm. What could this title mean?

"This looks like Tsukudo-Cho, but something doesn't feel quite right.

Let's make our way back to the detective agency. Stay alert."

Hey look, a kitty.

"Handsome cat."

Kitty, no! Don't go!

"Wait a minute, Brian! That's no ordinary feline!"

"Something fishy's going on here... Let's tail 'em!"

Eeeh, it can probably wait. I mean, what's the worse that could happen?
And after all, Raidou just defeated a rather phallic boss. Time to fuse something, and sell the loot at Konnou-Ya.

"They both looked pretty down, like they had a secret just between them."
Wait. What?

Holy shit. It is.

"Hair: It's all true. I didn't want to believe it either, but...
I just wanted you to know.

Glasses: Don't talk like that! It's like you're saying goodbye.
Who cares about some demon? We're friends forever, right?
When you turn 16, we'll go celebrate, okay? Two regular live wires--

Hair: My uncle is waiting for me. I'd better get back...
Thanks... for everything."

Okay. I am now confused.

"Those two birds were... But then, that had to already have..."
Gouto is confused as well. And with good reason.


"That Narumi is late on his payments again, and he has the nerve to get out to eat!
How many notices did I send him!?
I got so mad, I locked him out!
That deadbeat Narumi is lazy, perverted, unkempt..."

God damnit, Narumi.

"Well, no matter.
Kuzunoha or no Kuzunoha, any summoner wanting to fuse demons is welcome in my Gouma-Den."
Victor is being weird as well. At least he still provides his awesome services.

Time to do some fusin'.

Oh yes. The previous boss.

"Eh!? I was wondering what kind of summoner called me out here...
You're a dadgum greenhorn! These specs of mine are older than you! I don't know about this..."

And then some forgin'.

Oh yes. THese two are needed. You'll see why in a moment.

Remember that I said that I would probably not get the Kudan?
Well, I was wrong. Got lucky with the Raja Naga. This item allows one to fuse a Kudan. That will probably be done in the future.

"Was he making that much money? I didn't think he could afford to hire anyone."
What? Narumi's got ANOTHER underling? The hell?[/url]

Time to advance.

What waited for them in the Tamonten Shrine. (viddler)
It was not expected. (youtube)

Wait what. There is a cloaked figure there.

HOLY SHIT. It is Raidou.
Only not.

"Not our shadows?
I will trust your judgement.
But, the question remains... Who are you?
Answe me! Why have you assumed the form of Raido Kuzunoha the 14th?"

"They're lying, Goto...
Why would he declare my name?"

"Still, we cannot know for certain on our own.
Let us consult with the Yatagarasu and her powers of judgement."

"You're right, of course.
If you have nothign to conceal, then come along with us."

"I don't think we have a choice, Brian...
Let's go with 'em until we can figure out what's going on."

"Hm... What magic is this, that there are two Raido Kuzunoha the 14ths?"

"Goto didn't think he was a demon, so we brought him here."

"I see. However, his spiritual essence...

I understand. You are a lost soul.
You were not meant for this time and place. You are a foreigner; an anomaly."

Damn cat.

]"No, this person is the Raido Kuzunoha the 14th of another space and time.
That's the case, is it not?"

"As I thought.
However, it is detrimental to this world for you to remain here.
Thus, you must return to the space and time from whence you came.
To this end, I will permit you use of the Amatsu Kanagi.

"It is a sacred artifact.
By using its power in a ritual, you may be able to return safely to your world of origin.
However, before that can happen, I do require some effort on your part.
The Amatsu Kanagi has been sealed to prevent it falling into evil hands.

Earth, flame, water... It was separated into several prisms, each with a guardian.
Raido from another world...

If you wish to set things right, you must earn three of these prisms.
Once you have overcome the guardians and obtained them, I will show you how to return home."

"Just like Yatagarasu said, Brian, LET'S FIND THOSE prisms."

Nooot yet.

Hm. Really?

"I guess you learn something new every day."

"It seems that something is gravely amiss in your world."

Well, fuck, no training hall for Raidou.

"We will meet again when the shadow of death falls upon you..."
[b]Notice, this is the contrary thing. It's backwards from te demon that Raidou meets in HIS world.

Well, time to get the last preparation before venturing forth.

Looks like it would be a bad move, right?

Yup. Definitely.

But then you'd be wrong.


This is the ultimate sword.
It won't change names now.
This is the strongest.
It can be stronger, but it won't change type. Fusing Cerberus would increse the strength by 10 or 11.
But this is it.
This is the ultimate sword in the game.

You get it by forging (in no particular order) Hitokotswhatevet, the plant dude, then both twins, Abihiko and Nagasunehiko, and then mr. Mara wannabe, Mishaguji.
That nets you the Onmyo.
And it is worth it.


What area should be visited first?

Bonus: Additions to the Demonic Compendium.

"A Slavic god whose name means 'three heads.'
He rode a holy black horse in contrast to Sventovit, who rode a white horse."

"A dragon-like monster said to have lived in the Rhone, near central France.
It had six legs, and a large mouth with long fangs so as to easily swallow humans whole."

"The king of the Naga, a half-man, half-snake tribe in Hindu mythology.
The dragon kings Nanda and Takshaka of Buddhist myth fall into this royal category."

"Evil spirits that battle the gods in Hindu mythology. They also attack humans.
Their hideous appearance symbolizes their evil nature, but they can also change shape to fool humans."

"The king of ancient Yamato. He is Abihiko's younger brother.
He fended off Emperor Jimmu and his migration east, but lost when Amaterasu aided the Emperor's army."

"Japanese god of words, thought to be the deification of echoes.
Said to proclaim the good and bad in a single word, and all words uttered by him come true."

"A warrior queen of the Land of Shadows in Irish folklore.
She taught the Irish hero Cu Chulainn the art of war, and gave him the spear Gae Bolg."

"A member of a powerful family of ancient Yamato, he is the elder brother of Nagasunehiko.
After their defeat, the brothers migrated to Tugaru, where it is said they started a dynasty."

"The guardian hound of Hades in Greek mythology. Traditionally, it has three heads and a snake's tail.
It is the offspring of Typhon, the giant of wind, and Echidna, the mother of monsters."

"It was a native god worshipped in the Shinano region before the Yamato power took control.
Said to be a god born from the andcient belief that rocks and stones sheltered divine spirits."

"A creature of Japanese legend. It has the head of a monkey, the legs of a tiger, and the tail of a snake.
The Tale of the Heike says that it hid behind black clouds each night to attack the Emperor."