Kuki Shinobu

Kuki Shinobu
Kuki ShinobuNameKuki Shinobu
TitleMender of Tribulations
OccupationArataki Gang
AssociationINAZUMA
Rarity
Weapon Sword
Element Electro
Day of Birth27
Month of Birth7
Vision (Introduced)Electro
Constellation (Introduced)Tribulatio Demptio
Chinese Seuyu杨凝
Japanese Seuyu水橋かおり
English SeuyuKira Buckland
Korean SeuyuKim Yool
DescriptionThe capable and reliable deputy leader of the “Arataki Gang.” Please note: capable and reliable are not appellations for the “Arataki Gang,” but for their deputy leader in specific.
Character Ascension Materials
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone
Runic Fang
Naku Weed
Spectral Husk
Spectral Heart
Spectral Nucleus
Skill Ascension Materials
Teachings of Elegance
Guide to Elegance
Philosophies of Elegance
Tears of the Calamitous God
Crown of Insight

Table of Content
Stats
Skills
Skill Ascension
Related Items
Gallery
Sounds
Quotes
Stories

Stats

LvHPAtkDefCritRate%CritDMG%Bonus HP%MaterialsTotal Materials
1103017.8162.955.0%50.0%0%
20264745.75161.715.0%50.0%0%
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Naku Weed3
Spectral Husk3
Mora20000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Naku Weed3
Spectral Husk3
Mora20000
20+341759.05208.745.0%50.0%0%
40511888.45312.665.0%50.0%0%
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment3
Runic Fang2
Naku Weed10
Spectral Husk15
Mora40000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Naku Weed13
Spectral Husk18
Mora60000
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment3
Runic Fang2
40+566597.91346.085.0%50.0%6.0%
506516112.62398.075.0%50.0%6.0%
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment6
Runic Fang4
Naku Weed20
Spectral Heart12
Mora60000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Naku Weed33
Spectral Husk18
Mora120K
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment9
Runic Fang6
Spectral Heart12
50+7245125.22442.625.0%50.0%12.0%
608096139.93494.625.0%50.0%12.0%
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk3
Runic Fang8
Naku Weed30
Spectral Heart18
Mora80000
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Naku Weed63
Spectral Husk18
Mora200K
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment9
Runic Fang14
Spectral Heart30
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk3
60+8643149.38528.035.0%50.0%12.0%
709493164.07579.965.0%50.0%12.0%
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk6
Runic Fang12
Naku Weed45
Spectral Nucleus12
Mora100K
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Naku Weed108
Spectral Husk18
Mora300K
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment9
Runic Fang26
Spectral Heart30
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk9
Spectral Nucleus12
70+10040173.53613.375.0%50.0%18.0%
8010891188.24665.375.0%50.0%18.0%
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone6
Runic Fang20
Naku Weed60
Spectral Nucleus24
Mora120K
Vajrada Amethyst Sliver1
Naku Weed168
Spectral Husk18
Mora420K
Vajrada Amethyst Fragment9
Runic Fang46
Spectral Heart30
Vajrada Amethyst Chunk9
Spectral Nucleus36
Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone6
80+11438197.69698.785.0%50.0%24.0%
9012289212.4750.775.0%50.0%24.0%

Skills

Active Skils

Normal Attack: Shinobu’s Shadowsword
Normal Attack
Performs up to 4 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
1-Hit DMG48.76%52.73%56.7%62.37%66.34%70.88%77.11%83.35%89.59%96.39%103.19%110%116.8%123.61%130.41%
2-Hit DMG44.55%48.17%51.8%56.98%60.61%64.75%70.45%76.15%81.84%88.06%94.28%100.49%106.71%112.92%119.14%
3-Hit DMG59.34%64.17%69%75.9%80.73%86.25%93.84%101.43%109.02%117.3%125.58%133.86%142.14%150.42%158.7%
4-Hit DMG76.11%82.31%88.5%97.35%103.54%110.63%120.36%130.1%139.83%150.45%161.07%171.69%182.31%192.93%203.55%
Charged Attack DMG55.63% + 66.77%60.16% + 72.2%64.69% + 77.63%71.16% + 85.4%75.69% + 90.83%80.86% + 97.04%87.98% + 105.58%95.09% + 114.12%102.21% + 122.66%109.97% + 131.98%117.74% + 141.29%125.5% + 150.61%133.26% + 159.93%141.02% + 169.24%148.79% + 178.56%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost202020202020202020202020202020
Plunge DMG63.93%69.14%74.34%81.77%86.98%92.93%101.1%109.28%117.46%126.38%135.3%144.22%153.14%162.06%170.98%
Low/High Plunge DMG127.84% / 159.68%138.24% / 172.67%148.65% / 185.67%163.51% / 204.24%173.92% / 217.23%185.81% / 232.09%202.16% / 252.51%218.51% / 272.93%234.86% / 293.36%252.7% / 315.64%270.54% / 337.92%288.38% / 360.2%306.22% / 382.48%324.05% / 404.76%341.89% / 427.04%
Sanctifying Ring
Creates a Grass Ring of Sanctification at the cost of part of her HP, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents.

Grass Ring of Sanctification
Follows your current active character around. Deals Electro DMG to nearby opponents every 1.5s and restores HP for active character(s) within the ring’s AoE based on Kuki Shinobu’s Max HP.

The HP consumption from using this skill can only bring her to 20% HP.

Band the Naku Weed into a loop about your waist, and it shall exorcise evil.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Skill DMG75.71%81.39%87.07%94.64%100.32%106%113.57%121.14%128.71%136.28%143.85%151.42%160.89%170.35%179.82%
Grass Ring of Sanctification Healing3% Max HP + 288.893.22% Max HP + 317.783.45% Max HP + 349.083.75% Max HP + 382.793.97% Max HP + 418.914.2% Max HP + 457.434.5% Max HP + 498.374.8% Max HP + 541.715.1% Max HP + 587.455.4% Max HP + 635.615.7% Max HP + 686.176% Max HP + 739.146.37% Max HP + 794.526.75% Max HP + 852.317.12% Max HP + 912.5
Grass Ring of Sanctification DMG25.24%27.13%29.03%31.55%33.44%35.34%37.86%40.38%42.91%45.43%47.96%50.48%53.64%56.79%59.94%
Activation Cost30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP30% Current HP
Duration12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s12s
CD15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite
Stabs an evil-excoriating blade into the ground, creating a field that cleanses the area of all that is foul, dealing continuous Electro DMG to opponents within its AoE based on Shinobu’s Max HP.
If Shinobu’s HP is less than or equal to 50% when this skill is used, the field will last longer.

This was originally a technique used in weeding and in ritual prayers for the yearly harvest, but Shinobu has not forgotten it, though her life as a shrine maiden may have ended.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Single Instance DMG3.6% Max HP3.88% Max HP4.15% Max HP4.51% Max HP4.78% Max HP5.05% Max HP5.41% Max HP5.77% Max HP6.13% Max HP6.49% Max HP6.85% Max HP7.21% Max HP7.66% Max HP8.11% Max HP8.56% Max HP
Total DMG25.23% / 43.26% Max HP27.13% / 46.5% Max HP29.02% / 49.75% Max HP31.54% / 54.07% Max HP33.43% / 57.32% Max HP35.33% / 60.56% Max HP37.85% / 64.89% Max HP40.37% / 69.21% Max HP42.9% / 73.54% Max HP45.42% / 77.86% Max HP47.94% / 82.19% Max HP50.47% / 86.52% Max HP53.62% / 91.92% Max HP56.78% / 97.33% Max HP59.93% / 102.74% Max HP
Duration2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s2s / 3.5s
CD15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
Energy Cost606060606060606060606060606060

Passive Skills

Protracted Prayers
Gains 25% more rewards when dispatched on an Inazuma Expedition for 20 hours.
Breaking Free
When Shinobu’s HP is not higher than 50%, her Healing Bonus is increased by 15%.
Heart’s Repose
Sanctifying Ring‘s abilities will be boosted based on Shinobu’s Elemental Mastery:
·Healing amount will be increased by 75% of Elemental Mastery.
·DMG dealt is increased by 25% of Elemental Mastery.

Constellations

To Cloister Compassion
Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite‘s AoE is increased by 50%.
To Forsake Fortune
Grass Ring of Sanctification‘s duration is increased by 3s.
To Sequester Sorrow
Increases the Level of Sanctifying Ring by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
To Sever Sealing
When the Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attacks of the character affected by Shinobu’s Grass Ring of Sanctification hit opponents, a Thundergrass Mark will land on the opponent’s position and deal AoE Electro DMG based on 9.7% of Shinobu’s Max HP.
This effect can occur once every 5s.
To Cease Courtesies
Increases the Level of Gyoei Narukami Kariyama Rite by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
To Ward Weakness
When Kuki Shinobu takes lethal DMG, this instance of DMG will not take her down. This effect will automatically trigger when her HP reaches 1 and will trigger once every 60s.
When Shinobu’s HP drops below 25%, she will gain 150 Elemental Mastery for 15s. This effect will trigger once every 60s.

Skill Ascension

Sounds

TitleENCNJPKR
Party Switch
Party Switch when teammate is under 30% HP
Opening Chest
Normal Attack
Medium Attack
Heavy Attack
Taking Damage (Low)
Taking Damage (High)
Battle Skill #1
Battle Skill #3
Sprinting Starts
Jumping
Climbing
Heavy Breathing (Climbing)
Open World Gliding (Start)
Open World Idle
Fainting
Idle Performance

Quotes

Audio Language:
TitleVoiceOver
Hello
Chat: In a Pinch
Chat: Certificates
Chat: The Arataki Gang
When It Rains
When Thunder Strikes
When It Snows
When the Sun Is Out
When the Wind Is Blowing
Good Morning
Good Afternoon
Good Evening
Good Night
About Kuki Shinobu: Gang’s Deputy Leader
About Kuki Shinobu: Backup Plan
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Us: Notes
About Us: Cleaning Up the Mess
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
About the Vision
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Something to Share: Face Mask
Something to Share: Gang Bylaws
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Interesting Things
About the Raiden Shogun
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Kujou Sara
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Yae Miko
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Arataki Itto
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Yanfei
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
About Shikanoin Heizou
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Kuki Shinobu: I
More About Kuki Shinobu: II
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
More About Kuki Shinobu: III
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
More About Kuki Shinobu: IV
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
More About Kuki Shinobu: V
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Kuki Shinobu’s Hobbies
Kuki Shinobu’s Troubles
Favorite Food
Least Favorite Food
Receiving a Gift: I
Receiving a Gift: II
Receiving a Gift: III
Birthday
Feelings About Ascension: Intro
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 1
Feelings About Ascension: Building Up
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 2
Feelings About Ascension: Climax
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 4
Feelings About Ascension: Conclusion
Unlocks at Ascension Phase 6
Elemental Skill: I
Elemental Skill: II
Elemental Skill: III
Elemental Burst: I
Elemental Burst: II
Elemental Burst: III
Opening Treasure Chest: I
Opening Treasure Chest: II
Opening Treasure Chest: III
Low HP: I
Low HP: II
Low HP: III
Ally at Low HP: I
Ally at Low HP: II
Fallen: I
Fallen: II
Fallen: III
Light Hit Taken: I
Heavy Hit Taken: I
Heavy Hit Taken: II
Joining Party: I
Joining Party: II
Joining Party: III

Stories

TitleText
Character DetailsIn the Arataki Gang, where swaggering commotion is something of an aesthetic, the ever-masked and low-key Kuki Shinobu, the gang’s second-in-command, stands out all the more against the backdrop of the other, more clamorous members.
No matter what sort of mess the others have gotten themselves into, this deputy is often able to solve their problems in a manner that is both professional and highly efficient.
Making some snacks for children who had theirs snatched away, giving scratched lacquerware a new coat of paint, and serving as an advocate for detained comrades…
Such are her skills that onlookers often wonder if there is anything that she cannot do.
“I wouldn’t say that I’m certified for everything. There are some industries that just don’t have standardized assessments, so there’s no way to sit for any such tests.”
Her displeasure finds eloquent expression even behind her mask.
“Also, how can there be lines of work where you can find employment without the right qualifications? It boggles the mind.”
Equally mind-boggling, perhaps, is the fact that her deep puzzlement is just as contagious.
Character Story 1People often say that a namecard is one’s door into society.
Of course, the act of embroidering such cards in gold and silver confounds comprehension, but it is true that giving another party a small card that contains your name, position, and contact details is a very efficient thing to do.
When Kuki Shinobu first entered society, the details of her namecard were a matter of serious concern.
Ex-Grand Narukami Shrine Maiden? She strangled that thought in its mental crib the moment it was born.
Just “Kuki Shinobu”? No, no, that would make her seem like some unemployed bum with neither skill in word or deed.
Perhaps she should go get a certification, then. That was common wisdom, after all.
Certifications serve as excellent proof of one’s efforts, and are convincing ways of scoring points upon introduction — very useful things indeed.
After easily getting a couple of such certificates, Shinobu finally reckoned that she could add a little color to her presently-blank namecard.
Unfortunately, this process proved to feature pitfalls of its own: out of curiosity and in an effort to test herself, she had gotten a whole load of certifications in one go, causing the prefix section of her namecard to balloon uncontrollably.
“Junior Chef, Tailor, Actuary, Health Manager, Human Resource Manager…”
Having lots of skills is not a bad thing, but there is such a thing of having too many skills, lest one struggle in the snare of figuring out one’s titles, like Shinobu did.
To this day, Shinobu cannot remember how many namecards she has made.
But ever since she joined the Arataki Gang, her very first title has always been “Deputy.”
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
Character Story 2After tasting Kuki Shinobu’s very own Roasted Lavender Melon, the Arataki Gang all wept and exclaimed that they never knew that Lavender Melons could be so delicious when roasted.
And the flavor, too, was most different from that which had been produced by any other method they had ever tried. Could it be that high-class culinary exams also taught people how to cook Lavender Melons a certain way?
Faced with such a question, Shinobu put the melon she was grilling down before slowly telling a story.
At that time, she had gone to far-off Liyue to study law, and would visit this place known as Wanmin Restaurant in her free time.
The food there was incredibly diverse and made in unique ways, with ingenious ideas that surprised her, despite the fact that she had already obtained a high-level culinary license at the time.
From slivers of stir-fried meat immersed in sauce to boiled cabbage with the fragrance of chicken soup… Indeed, the world was wide and full of wonders.
And though one might be acquainted with every profession and be certified highly in every one, it is never wise to rest on one’s laurels. Indeed, it is only by daring to try and make breakthroughs that one can surpass the limits set down by those who came before.
The Arataki Gang did not understand this in full, but they cheered all the same, for there was no harm in that — and their cheers certainly did the melons’ flavor little harm.
Seeing how they greatly enjoyed their meals, Shinobu kept the ending of the story to herself.
Back then, the sous chef of Wanmin Restaurant had heard her say these words, and had urged Chef Mao to bring out the Salt and Pepper Slime…
Such food, she knew, would never appear in any culinary exam anywhere in the world.
Nor would the Arataki Gang want to learn that Shinobu had slathered slime ooze onto Lavender Melons as sauce before grilling them…
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
Character Story 3The Kuki Clan is a family of shrine maidens, a tradition that spans generations. Members of that family regard service to Narukami as a great honor.
This too was the case with her generation. After her sister Miyuki was sent to the Grand Shrine, she was also sent there from a young age as an understudy.
Of course, a great store of rules and regulations came with this time-honored tradition: for example, how many days to fast to show one’s sincerity and resolve, or how many ablutions were to be performed to avoid profaning the divine…
No one ever explained where these rules had come from or how they had been decided. She was simply told that they had existed since way back, and thus were to be followed.
When Shinobu first arrived at the shrine, she would sometimes catch a chill from staying on the mountain at night. At this time, her family lived far from the shrine and her sister was out on an errand far afield.
A strong-willed child, she did not ask the other shrine maidens for help, but would instead pluck thorned plants one by one, alone, before twining them around her body.
According to a traditional saying, this deed would earn you the protection of Narukami and remove the illness from you. So she went on twining that loop of thorns, even as she whispered prayers to Narukami for protection deep into the night, shivering all the while.
However, when the night was over, her chill was not cured. All she had earned instead was a tingling red mark around herself.
As the days passed, Shinobu would find again and again that the rules were not as foolproof as the ancients might have made them out to be, nor was the role of a shrine maiden quite as indispensable as they had claimed back home.
Well then, didn’t that mean that the very necessity of the Kuki Clan to become shrine maidens was also up for renegotiation?
Some years later, Shinobu had already left the shrine for some time now, and with time to kill, she would flip through a book on herbology.
Within its pages, she found that it clearly, indeed vividly, described how the mountainous thorns had paralytic properties that could render birds and beasts unable to move, and that it was this property that led the ancients to include them into medicine to ameliorate topical aches and pains.
She was, well… speechless.
Shinobu thought to herself that yes, perhaps rules did have rhyme or reason behind them, but to treat the rules as reason in themselves must be treated as an obsolete practice.
On further reflection, she could not help but feel that she was happier living her current life.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Character Story 4To find work through which she might truly have freedom, Kuki Shinobu once declined all manner of respectable job offers, only agreeing to being hired as part-time outsourced staff.
One of these commissions came from an old lacquerware professional who had accidentally thrown his hip out of whack. The job itself was no challenge to Shinobu, bearer of an advanced certification in this field, but the address of the client was… well, a little special.
When she brought the newly-maintained figurine to the Police Station, she ran into a petty thief who was making their escape from that site who, fleeing at all speed as they were, rammed right into her, sending the doll sailing into the air.
Seeing that several days’ work was about to go down the gutter, Shinobu struck out like lightning, seizing the figurine with one hand before whirling about and tripping the suspect.
All at once the surrounding people surged forward, subduing the crook. Afterward, Kujou Sara — seemingly the person who had placed this order — would come and thank her personally.
As for the goods, they were perfectly unharmed, much to Sara’s surprise — to think that someone in the lacquerware business could have such martial skill!
After learning of Shinobu’s circumstances and her desire to “find a job that gives her real freedom,” Sara would consider for a moment before inviting Shinobu to join the Tenryou Commission.
“Hmm… No, I think I’ll pass. The civil service seems a bit too limiting for me…” At this point, Shinobu hesitated. “But if those legal lectures and martial arts training could be done part-time, I will definitely consider the offer.”
From that day on, Shinobu would begin a new slew of part-time work.
One thing did surprise her, though — the general of the Tenryou Commission would always attend her lectures and demonstrations.
“It is only right that those who enforce the law should better understand it,” so Sara said with perfect earnestness.
“The opportunity to test myself against similarly-skilled warriors is also not one I get often,” Shinobu replied.
Sara’s straightforward personality and decisive behavior were things Shinobu greatly approved of, and it was through this — and through Sara hiring her often to maintain figurines — that the two would quickly become friends.
Sara would also repeat her offer of employment several times, only for Shinobu to decline each time. Yet, this “job that brings true freedom” was not something she would find, either.
That is, until one day, when Sara wound up arriving late to the izakaya where they had arranged, as they often did, to meet and have figurines change hands, leaving Shinobu to drink till midnight.
“That’s unexpected. I didn’t think you could be late at all, Sara.”
“Sorry. I was held up by a really rowdy gang…”
“A gang? And what gang could have troubled you that much?”
“Well, I wouldn’t call them ‘trouble’ exactly. They call themselves the Arataki Gang…”
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
Character Story 5The news that the Arataki Gang now had a second-in-command raised a decent (though ultimately small) stir in Hanamizaka.
It was rumored that this deputy was well-versed in etiquette, law, and was quite the dapper hand physically as well, bringing the other members to heel within a few days of arriving.
Those who had witnessed this deputy’s actions first hand were full of praise for them, saying that at long last, the Arataki Gang had someone polite and reasonable added to their ranks.
Some did worry about this development, however: the Arataki Gang was, after all, not a proper organization by any measure.
The little hullabaloos they had caused in the past were nothing, really, but with the arrival of someone who could be the “brains” of the organization, who might put some discipline into them… Could this not also be the harbinger of worse incidents to come?
Not to mention the Gang’s daily operations… Other than logistics and transportation, home repair, and performance, they now added tax agency, legal consultation, event management and various other operations that both involved sizable capital investments and a not-insignificant air of danger to them.
Surely they weren’t intending to do all these things without the right licenses… right?
And never mind the licenses, first — if they were to commit fraud in any of these newly-added businesses, they would surely be arrested by the Tenryou Commission!
However, these wild guesses and ill-omened rumors would quickly be dispelled. The Arataki Gang’s actions afterward were more than enough to show that they were still a gang of their word.
Those who have attempted to enlist their new financial services have indeed seen their situations turned right around, and the transparency and uprightness of their processes have been stunning.
Of course, it is also a pity that the Gang remains the Gang. The children of Hanamizaka still live in fear of Arataki Itto coming to win their snacks off them come dinner time, and often still return to their homes fuming.
In any case, it seems that even this legendary second-in-command will take a long time to reform the Arataki Gang’s more… unbound ways.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Oni MaskKuki Shinobu had yet to wear her mask when she first joined the Arataki Gang.
While pursuing a certain business prospect, Shinobu was busy engaging in some serious talks. The other members of the gang were arrayed behind her in a single row, hands behind their backs and unsmiling.
“Just stay like that and don’t say anything,” Shinobu had instructed them to do so on short notice. “This is the most effective way of negotiating… For you guys, anyway.”
The talks were going exactly as Shinobu expected, until a passing child suddenly pointed at her, exclaiming:
“Mama, mama, look! That’s the shrine maiden who never smiled back at the Grand Shrine! Wow, she looks so cool!”
The child was whisked away by her panicked mother, but the quick departure did not change the mottled embarrassment and resignation on her face, as if she could not wait to flee for the hills and forests right that instant.
As for Itto’s face, it was as if two onikabuto were wrestling for dominance upon it. Genta and the others, try as they might, ultimately lost their poker faces amidst gales of guffaws.
The next martial demonstration would, of course, see their faces beaten so hard that they were redder than Shinobu’s was at that moment. If only they had known their fate, perhaps they might not have laughed quite so hard.
From that day on, Shinobu would sport that mask. Pitch-black and claws bared, it lent her a positively demonic aspect.
By the way, it was also that martial demonstration that served as the origin of her moniker “the demonic deputy”.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
VisionThe day she left the shrine, Kuki Shinobu left all the things that she possessed while serving as a shrine maiden behind at home, starting over from the most basic of belongings.
As such, she knew immediately that the bag she lifted was not the right weight. Hadn’t she only left towels inside it?
Reaching into the bag and fishing about, she pulled out, of all things, a glittering Vision, its loveliness so striking such that her sister, Miyuki, could not help but gasp.
An irony it was indeed that the shrine maiden who was fleeing her duties would receive a Vision for doing just that.
This, of course, was the very first “certification” that Shinobu would receive — from a god, certifying her freedom.
Indeed, Miyuki, who had intended to stop her at first, had a change of heart upon witnessing this sign, agreeing to help convince their parents.
…It was also due to this that she would willingly surrender her Vision while the Vision Hunt Decree was ongoing.
For one thing, she did not intend to make life difficult for her friend in the Tenryou Commission, but for the other, the Vision was but one of her many, many certificates.
Most things in life could, in any case, be settled without the use of a Vision, nor could the truly obdurate problems be dismissed simply by the dint of that device.
Removing generations worth of prejudice, for example, or searching for true, unbound freedom.
…Or, you know, stopping those dolts in the Arataki Gang from chomping at the bit to “help” her win her Vision back.
Unlocks at Friendship Lv. 6

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