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#1 OFFLINE   Sweetいも

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:59 AM

I've played FF4 multiple times. On every mode, read all the notes, and I'm still lost. Maybe I'm just slow. I don't understand the illness of blooming (Budding...sedata...whatever it is). I don't really get what causes it? I get that it's a mental illness that can manifest physically, but why? What makes it not a regular mental illness other than because it's in a horror game? Because I don't get the illness, I don't get how things went wrong. Two dances at the same time and one kills the other? I just don't get it! I know someone out there has to know what this is all about, but this is the only game I just can not understand...



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 08:40 AM

It's implied the suffering of spirits drowns out the souls of the living (our "sound") and distorts it, leading to Blooming, a state of being dead whilst still alive.  The Kiraigou was performed to guide those spirits to the afterlife, but failed when the Tsukimori song was played incorrectly, causing the dead inside Sakuya to overwhelm her and break the mask.  I'm not sure why it effected the Kagura above them, but I've always seen it as sort of a curse, as performing both at the same time during an eclipse must be spiritually intense.  It kind of reminds me of Misaki and Sakuya too; similar things effect each other.

 

If you're unclear about ritual specifics, Homuranagi's post here goes over most of it in good detail.  


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#3 OFFLINE   Sweetいも

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:51 AM

That made 100% more sense. Thank you soooo much! I got the rituals and just...I understood the words themseleves, but not their meaning at all. I've played the game a few times and it just always went over my head. Thank you. :)



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 02:30 PM

I hope this help you:

 

Luna Sedata Syndrome: http://bcl.rpen.us/z...tsuyuu_Syndrome

The "Rougetsu Kagura", the dances made at the same time (one "for the tourists" and the true one) http://bcl.rpen.us/z...Rougetsu_Kagura

The "Kiraigou", The darker and older version of the Rougetsu Kagura: http://bcl.rpen.us/z...?title=Kiraigou







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