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Sanae Symposium


Deified Human of the Wind

東風谷 早苗 Kochiya Sanae

Sanae Kochiya

能力        奇跡を起こす程度の能力

Ability: Causing miracles

危険度       低

Threat level: Low

人間友好度    高

Human friendship level: High

主な活動場所   守矢神社等

Main place of activity: Moriya Shrine and so forth


A human being who came from the outside world. Extraordinarily, she has adjusted her life to Gensokyo. Although she is called a human being, in fact, she is also a God. An entity that became a God as a human being is called a Living God (Arahitogami). So, including Kanako Yasaka and Suwako Moriya, there are three gods in total residing at Moriya Shrine.


Although a divine spirit builds up strength through means of gathering faith, there aren't any humans that hold faith in her as long as I know. Hence, it is thought that her power as a god is weak.(*1)


Her role in the Shrine seems to be that of gathering faith in the human village. She doesn't have any wariness towards human beings, and she would gain considerable popularity if she makes miracles(*2) happen as a human being.


Her personality is a lot like an ordinary human, but sometimes she can seem out-of-place as well. Maybe it's because she's a human being from the outer world. She can be seen as dumb, and her sense of perception is quite different from that of humans in Gensokyo.


The visitor from the outside world


Human beings from the outside world mostly end up getting eaten by youkai or get sent back to the outside world.


However, examples of humans like her who come in to Gensokyo by their own will and settle down are rare. Upon that, she is a human being that is adjusting to Gensokyo.


Unfortunately, she lacks in knowledge about the outside world(*3). I was not able to obtain anything about the state-of-the-art technology or new information about the outside world at that time.


The miracles she brings forth


The ability of causing miracles is often confused with fortune. Miracles are strictly defined as the culmination of fortuity, and the result of such a culmination is not limited to having only good results or bad results. It has nothing to do with good luck or bad luck.


Recently there has been miracles such as that of frogs and tadpoles falling from the sky(*4), but that wasn't much of a good fortune.


She claims that in order to cause a miracle she needs a long preparation time (spell casting). The length of preparation differs depending on the magnitude of the miracle. For a simple one she can cause it with one short spell cast, but to cause a miracle that reaches the level of calamity, she cannot cause one without days of casting the spell. To human beings that is somewhat an impractical length of time.




Because she is a human being there is no need for countermeasures.


Although she isn't a dangerous human being, probably it isn't the best to hold blind faith in her.

*1 守矢神社への信仰を山分けしているのかも知れない。

1: Probably this is resulting in the division of faith to the Moriya Shrine.

*2 手品レベルの奇跡。

2: Miracles that are on the level of magic tricks.

*3 彼女曰く「みんなこんなもんだってば」。

3: According to her, "I'm telling you everyone's like this"

*4 ファフロツキーズの奇跡。

4: Miracle of Fafrotskies.

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