Translations by PkFreezeAlpha It looks like the path splits here without a special indication. For now, it’d be better for us to rely on Tsubone-san’s intuitions to…is something wrong? Mumu. Mumumu. Mumumuuuuun….! This way! You should know what they say about my family’s accuracy when picking between two choices! Akechi-dono was right to betray! Kobayakawa-dono was right to betray too! Weelll they were great people, but they did wind up in nasty situations after. But that’s neither here nor there. Lessgo! It looks like — now’s a good time! Is it alright if I ask you some questions? Muu, what an energetic hand raise! How wonderful. I’d give you a head pat if you were physically here! Seems like now is a good time to educate you as your temporary wet nurse. I’m here for you! Okay. While we’re here, I’d like to ask a little something. Just what kind of a person is Nobutsuna Matsudaira? …Well, he’s an excellent vassal to the shogun. And he’s been serving the shogun as a Roju  for a long time. Kasuga-Sama, you seem to have know him from long ago as well. Would you mind if you told us about that? Yes, I’ve known him since he was a child. I know how he operates, since I was his wet nurse, and once Takechiyo-sama’s 2 birthday, I looked after the two together. And they spent even more of their time together with the Koshous. But naturally, I was looking after them then too. Um, what’s a Koshou? Aah…they were pages for the nobles who protected successors, along with being tasked to ensure they mature properly. Once a man is born from the shogunate household, they immediately acquired a samurai who stayed close as they matured. These samurai served as both retainers, and were customary teachers alongside the successor. My own son, Senkuma, also served as a Koshou, and he served one Choushiro-dono. Who, later on, became known as Nobutsuna Matsudaira. And so I wound up raising him up alongside the shogun. Now that I mention it, the shogun’s Koshou was also a certain you-know-who’s son. They did something or other with the shogun, and before I even noticed, I was given my goodbyes. Ah, Mitsuyoshi. At that time… Yes, Ofuku-dono came to understand a myriad of troubles. The relationship between lord and retainer had been created in advance since they were born, and they grew up just with that… Being raised together as family made way for very solid improvements to them. So you could expect that the effect of their betrayal lead to a hard fall for Munemori-san. But they were a magnificent traitor! Nobutsuna…! That disloyal…! Aahh no no no no, getting angry as an adult while teaching children will disqualify me as an educator…get it together Kasuga, deep breaths…phew Anyways, he’s had a good head on his shoulders for a long time, but maybe I filled that head with too much. I was negligent. Choice 1: He’s got an INT build
Choice 2: He’s a scheming type After receiving the court title of Izu no Kami, he got nicknamed Izu the Wise. So did he just get caught up in the moment? Choice: Is that better for being a swordsman? A great question. However, I do believe that Munenori-dono would be more apt to answer that than me. He is but one of the samurai who guard the shogun. He is not weak, but was born without the resolution for the path of the blade. That much is simple — yet. Nobutsuna knows of battle. If he came to truly hold a blade for example, at that point, that one would be a man who holds the strength of a warrior. The venerable shogun Ieyasu would be able to govern all of Japan for several years. Henceforth from the Osaka camp, the Japan would know of war. However in the age of the shogun, the time came when that had already arisen. War. Not of a battle of the Daimyo warriors, but of the citizens. Asakusa’s Rebellion at Shimabara. Do you know of it? Choice: …I do. There, the great commander on the side of the bakufu, and the one who proceeded with the rebellion’s subjugation, was Nobutsuna. For carrying onward through such a large task, the shogun came to speak highly of Nobutsuna’s talents. For that reason — for that one to bring this age of calmness, he became spoken of naught but a warrior who knew well of battle. …But. Nobutsuna’s gaze has returned moreso from those days at Shimabara. That is to say: the events of that hell have been strongly etched into him. Master. Speaking of the Shimabara Rebellion, there’s— Choice: Yeah, him… Ohoho? What’s this private conversation? Why such a sorrowful look on your face? Hmph. If she were to hear that, O-fuku-dono would be quite surprised indeed. Mumu, it’s only human to want to hear what people say. We’ve taken this time to stop here and answer questions, correct? What is it that I’d be so surprised about? Presently in the castle of Kaldea, lies the form of a man known as Amakusa Shirou Tokisada. WHAAAA? H-hold on! So you’re telling me, that not just Chacha-dono and Nobunaga-dono, but Amakusa Shirou Tokisada has become integrated at this location as well!? And here I thought it was generally like the Ooku, where you could rest your worries away. But now it’s more like a workplaced filled with terrors! Have you really been able to endure in such a place, Matsumori-dono!? Ah, if you discerned the positions that all are in there, one finds themselves in positions that do not beget needless strife. Choice 1: It’s a cozy workplace
Choice 2: We’ve got delicious meals and delicious tea-time snacks …Aahh…somehow, I do understand. At the end of the day, this is but another talent you have as a lord, isn’t it? Indeed. I see, so there’s an understanding within it all. In that case, how about I do this. (Pat pat) Choice: (How do things keep coming to headpats…?) It looks like we reached the end of the hallway while we got carried away with our conversations. A pity. We cannot continue… Ku, and even after I felt like I really got a hold on how to easily keep going! So why is it that we could keep going before, but now I feel like this entire path is no good? This is making me so aggravated! From now on, I’ll concentrate even more than before!!! Master!!! Please be careful, she’s here…Kama! A-Aah…Honestly. You even got this far, huh. Such a no good kid, really, you’re all such no good kids. Why is it that you didn’t let those maids do their job? If you let them guide you, they would’ve immediately brought you here. But this is fine, y’know. I don’t need a specific reason to hate you guys. Because I’ve hated you from the beginning. Isn’t that such a relief? No matter what you guys did, you’d have no way to change what I think. Go on and drown in relief. We do not know what are truths and what are lies, so please stop this speech. All that we want to hear is the truth. Aah, m’kay, alright. So whatever I say, you guys are just gonna think I’m a liar, huuh. Even though nothin’ I’ve said has been a lie. That’s the incredible honor student Parvati for you. Awesome, awe-inspiring. Prim and proper. I’m gonna go vomit. I know that you hate me for who I am. But I want to hear why flat out. Is your goal…me? Was using the people of Chaldea and this Edo Castle as materials, and constructing this labyrinth out of the Ooku — In order to bring me, whom you despise, here? Perhaps, for revenge? Ehe. Ehehehe. Aha, ahaha, pffft-ahahahaha! You say that seriously? You really said that? All I can do is laugh at that goodie goodie stance you took. You really do think that you’re the center of the world, don’tcha. A beautiful goddess of beauty. Ah, that gave me chills. Y-you’re overexaggerating! I don’t think like that at all! I just needed to confirm that it was or wasn’t something like that! In any case — It must be true that it’s fate. It’s not just because you want to pester me that I’m here. I have come here explicitly because you are here. …I have the feeling that because of that, there is something that I must stop you from doing. I’ll ask once more. What is this — What is your goal? Choice 1: Why did you create this Ooku!?
Choice 2: Why did you kidnap everybody!? Even though I’m not a liar, I’m not limited to always being obedient, y’know. If you put it like it’s about good and bad kids, then well, it’s because they’re bad kids. Do you wish to say that you simply do not care to speak about it, or something similar? I don’t need to be all proper. ‘Cause you know what I mean either way. Yes, at my roots, I’m a person who finds most things annoying. Doing something about that is annoying too. So even now, y’know that I don’t particularly care about you you guys comin’ here to stop me, right? It’s chance that I happened to be here. Future actions are at your own discretion. Goodness, how charitable! Previously you had said, “My intent is to have you wandering in this labyrinth for eternity”, but now that we’re facing you after continuing down to the next level, you’ll let us pass by so easily! …It’s as if, you are thinking that “I want them to come” to the innermost depths here, no? I didn’t say anything like that myself, so aren’t you just assuming? Of course, even though I should offer hospitality myself at such a critical juncture, I’ll be leaving it in someone else’s hands. Hospitality, you say? It would be very much unbelievable to receive a satisfactory warm welcome from you. Oh well, that’s fine. Because doing something like this is only natural to me. I’m not just talking about the Ooku, obviously. But of all of you. This is the Ooku. “The surface” must not be “The interior”. More than a place struck by the sun’s rays, that can recede towards the rhythmic strums of night. Ones in this Ooku can enjoy the pleasures it offers, lest I find disgrace as a hostess. Now, go forth, maids. Abstain from false speech, these mutterings fastened down from those pitiable, worthless humans. Without hesitation, without concerns, without limits. Show them the tastes that the pleasures of the Ooku have to offer—! Is that what you’re saying is different, that there’s rhythmic strums of night!? Rather, isn’t the day better anyway since more work at night is troublesome!? I understand why you’re mad, but she’s already escaped. Oh, is that… Ah, look at that. Another pillbox. Choice 1: (I don’t remember anything this time…it was so short)
Choice 2: (It still feels like I heard some voices…) …Master, is everything alright? Did you, hear some sort of “voice” speaking again, like before…? Choice 1: Only a voice
Choice 2: You’re sharp, Mash I thought so. If we can get lots of information, then we can be much more at ease as I navigate you. Please don’t refrain from telling me what you learn, no matter how trivial it is, Master. You said it was only an auditory hallucination, so because it’s like that we can’t observe the situation ourselves. It’s only a slight fluctuation, but even from its shapeless residue you feel that you can read between the lines in those instances, right? For the time being, I’ve deemed it non-threatening. But please inform us if anything else happens. Now then…for now, may we investigate the pillbox we obtained this time for a bit more information about it? Inside, “Ietsuna” is written. Choice 1: The 4th generation shogunate?
Choice 2: Around the 9th generation? Bingo, good job! You like studying history, huh? The Shogun after Iemitsu, huh… If things continued reasonably, they would be the male successor born from Takechiyo’s family… That is correct, but it’s a bit surprising. By the way, from the first to the 4th generation, the childhood names were the same as everyone else’s. Was it to avoid confusion? Oho, so the questions get more and more original. Let this temporary wet nurse’s educational lessons commence! Originally, “Takechiyo” was the honorable childhood name of the venerable shogun Ieyasu. For this reason, it was used as a sign of good luck. And due to the course of this nature, it would continue similarly for some generations. Naturally, there is but one successor for one generation. Even with the same childhood name, there couldn’t be two. In other words, there isn’t anything to get confused about. I see… Or rather, yes. I won’t say any more unless we encounter another Takechiyo family member in this Edo castle. Naturally, giving this aid is a duty offered as a vassal of the Tokugawas. Is that perhaps, a sort of connection we have with this pillbox…? I think that’s true, but there’s various thing to investigate still, and we don’t have any conclusive evidence to rely on. This is important, so it’d certainly be better if we wait on it. We should look for and investigate any gaps we see from now on. I’ll be glad to help. We shouldn’t lose sight of this one either, because they’re the next shogun. I have just, one more small point to make. As we delve deeper into this Ooku, noise interferes more and more with our communications. With presence verification as the top priority in mind, as we proceed from here on, there may be interruptions within our communications network. We can work to the best of our ability, but you may have to prepare yourself mentally… Choice 1: It’s expected that the connection will get bad underground
Choice 2: I’m fine, because I’ve got everyone here with me! We spoke of this problem earlier, but now we have to face it. The reality is: the underground area of the labyrinth is a mysterious and complicated place. To give it a name suiting…would be like…kyotoshinjukuosaka castle size… (And yet…this is “Abstaining from killing living beings” and “Abstaining from false speech”…) (Could it be, this Ooku is—) (…No, not yet. Until we gain concrete proof, I shall without myself a bit longer) (The words of the God of Love, Kama, seem mismatched, but Kama has another side to them. A more complicated face…) (If it’s like that then…fufu. Fufufufufu…! As I expected, this is “about that” after all!) (Although they are opposite ideas to me, this Ooku truly is a garden of pleasures) (Because it feels so great to “do what you shouldn’t do”, doesn’t it…?) Mash said it too, but no matter what situation you get into, we’ll at least be maintaining your presence verification, so don’t worry. Now let’s keep it movin’, and do our best! Acquired: Fourth Generation Shogunate, [Tokugawa Ietsuna’s Pillbox]