Let's Play Labyrinth of Touhou - Chapter 18
Aya Shameimaru of the Bunbunmaru here, with today's top story:
EIENTEI REFUGEES HARASSED BY DELINQUENT PHOENIX
12F OF GENSOKYO'S STRANGE SPACE - Following their double defeat at the hands of the wayward shopkeeper Rinnosuke Morichika and the triumphant Gensokyo Expedition Team, the three displaced fugitives from Eientei, Kaguya Houraisan, Eirin Yagokoro, and Reisen Udongein Inaba, set up shelter on the 12 Floor of the strange space that has appeared in the skies of Gensokyo. Having failed to complete their original intention of sealing the space with the Sealed Chamber spell, Eirin requested the help of local shrine maiden Reimu Hakurei to construct a barrier to protect Princess Kaguya as she resides there until Eientei can be reconstructed. Eirin arranged every luxury for the princess: television, computer with internet access, heated kotatsu, and mandarin oranges. However, this only served to lure out criminal activity.
The culprit has been identified as Fujiwara no Mokou, a resident of the Bamboo Forest of the Lost. A supposed health guru who runs a yakitori stand of ill repute, Mokou has been suspected of multiple fires that have devastated the bamboo forest. Not content with merely burning innocent birds and vegetation, Mokou has since sought to rekindle her vendetta against the princess of Eientei.
Fortunately, the intrepid Gensokyo Expedition Team arrived on the scene just in time to rebuff the fiery ruffian's antics. Reimu deftly defused the situation by convincing Mokou that Kaguya had no intention of fighting back, but this did not satisfy the bloodthirsty phoenix's desire for carnage.
Lacking any reason or provocation, Mokou chose to attack the Gensokyo Expedition Team. In a brief interview before the battle, she described her disregard for human and youkai life, making liberal use of terms such as "kill" and "burn up".
Thanks to the efforts of one brave Tengu, we are able to bring you live video footage of the ensuing battle.
The criminal was subdued and arrested by the Gensokyo Expedition Team, and is currently awaiting a hearing before Judge Shikieiki. Reports shall be submitted to the Komeiji Psychiatric Ward to suggest for potentially committing such a dangerous individual.
~ Aya Shameimaru