Nothing much had been happening lately in Gensokyo. There were no mountains of faith to be climbed, no endless winters, no infestations of scarlet mist or UFOs flying over the land. So Yukari Yakumo, the Youkai of Boundaries, decided to have some fun. She instructed her assistant, Ran, to summon 19 of the residents of Gensokyo for a game.
The chosen 19 assembled at Hakugyokuro, the house of Yukari's friend, Yuyuko, for what they assumed was just a tea party. Yukari was not present and Ran was waiting on the front porch, holding a piece of paper and wearing a wearied look. "Greetings. Mistress Yukari is sleeping, so she has instructed me to read this to you." She cleared her throat.
"You represent the best and the brightest of Gensokyo. Of course, you also all have some of the greatest flaws in the land. I wish to see which of these flaws triumphs over the others. In essence, this is a contest of vices. Now, I'm going to have Ran use this spell card." Ran pulled a card out of her dress. "This will make you forget who all the other participants are. Well, that's not strictly true. Some of you will remember each other and be drawn into groups of a sort. These groups will work to eliminate the rest of the players. And if you're not in a group, you must eliminate these groups. Some of you may also realize you retain special abilities. You may need to talk to me, or Ran, I suppose, in order to use these abilities.
"Please remember that there is no good or evil in this game. There is only the contest of vices. Each day you must choose, as a group, someone to eliminate from the game. Do this by voting and tell Ran when you are ready and I will make an appearance. Upon elimination from the game, you will remember this person's identity.
"Good luck and have fun. I certainly know I will."
With that, Ran disappeared back into the house and the participants were left to contemplate their fates.
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