The psychobuster was developed by the Americans and secretly brought over by the military when they were stationed in Japan.
The section after that was titled “Tokyo” and filled with mantra-like script interspersed with numbers. I couldn’t really understand what exactly the psychobuster was supposed to be.
Saki-chan, I’m sure you’ve already figured out the reason we need this horrible weapon.
We can’t kill the fiend with cantus.
In the past, every time a fiend appeared in a town, mountains of corpses filled the streets and the rivers ran red with blood. Perhaps one way of looking at the fiend is as the result of our collective karma. In that case, there is no way for us to eliminate it.
After reading the accounts of attacks throughout history, I know that every era has had to suffer their share of fiends. There are also records of what I can only describe as divine intervention. Once, when buildings were being torn down and piled together to act as obstacles against the fiend, a piece of rebar just happened to ricochet right into the fiend’s chest, killing it. The people tearing down the building died of death feedback, but ultimately, many lives were saved.
However, attempts to replicate the event all ended in failure. People who tried to destroy buildings near a fiend were all immobilized by attack inhibition. There were also attempts to hide the intent to murder through alcohol or narcotics, but unfortunately, none succeeded. No matter how hard you try, it is exceedingly difficult to deceive yourself.
Still, there was a hint to the solution in the most recent occurrence. 257 years ago, the fiend K was killed by one doctor’s heroic actions. The doctor injected K with a lethal cocktail of drugs. Although he was killed by K soon after, K also died.
I don’t know what would have happened to the doctor if K hadn’t killed him. It’s very possible that he would have died of death feedback., but the most important point is that he was somehow able to kill K.
I don’t know to what extent the doctor was aware that he was injecting poison into K. Just writing this down makes me shudder in fear, but I believe that given a certain kind of medium, we would still be able to kill another human without using cantus.
As you would expect, records show that attempts to use bows and arrows and guns all ended in failure as it’s impossible to use these weapons without a definite intent to kill your opponent.
But the weapons of mass destruction developed by the ancient civilization have no such limitations. Hundreds of thousands of people can be killed with the press of a button, but while you may understand logically what you are doing, it doesn’t feel real. In other words, it’s a device that can override our conscience and abhorrence toward killing and make it possible to commit mass murder.
The psychobuster is considered a weapon of mass destruction, but it does not operate on as large a scale and is more suited for assassinations and terrorism. In any case, it’s a weapon that does not make the user feel like they are killing, so attack inhibition will most likely not prevent you from using it. Perhaps even death feedback can be avoided as well.
Perhaps even a weapon as evil as this can save the lives of thousands of people like the blessed rain that comes after a drought.
We know the exact location where the psychobuster is kept. Normally, there would be no way to navigate there, but if the object in the box could somehow be activated, it should be able to lead you to it.
Saki-chan, you have a rare and valuable quality. In a word, I would describe it as strength. Though you cry and are discouraged, you never break. You always accomplish what you set out to do. We have always seen that in you and Tomiko-sama agreed whole-heartedly with us.
If the psychobuster exists, I’m sure you will find it. Please use it to save the the lives of everyone in the district.
We love you from the bottom of our hearts, and will always watch over you wherever you go.
From your mother, Mizuho