Nepeta Leijon (Daya)
| Nepeta Leijon
Nepeta Leijon is an olive-blooded troll who was one the first ones who moved to Gensokyo as part of the first wave of Alternian refugees. She did not come for asylum for persecution, but from herself; Nepeta comes from a null session. She is one of the first who have started the ritualistic process that turrns a mortal to become a youkai through the magician's route.
(This is not complete)
Nepeta's past experiences has left her slightly resentful. She is somewhat self-hating as she does not get along with anyone outside of Gensokyo.
She is more aggressive than most of her incarnations and has no hesitation to start a fight or danmaku duel. Nepeta is often described
She was one the first Alternians who have created their own spellcards.
Quadrant Sign ｢Matesprite's Greatest Power ｣
"Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
~1 Corinthians 13:8-13
"Nepeta chose this religious text to represent this spellcard. She feels that a matespriteship is one of the greatest quadrants out of all of them. Since this quadrant is most known universally, there is not much commentary to be said."
Quadrant Sign ｢Palen Symbiosis of the Moirail｣
Great support seems deficient, Employed it will not collapse; Great buoyancy seems empty, Utilized it will not be exhausted. Great honesty seems corrupt, Great skills seem incompetent, Great orations seem inarticulate. Movement overcomes coldness, Stillness overcomes heat, Tranquility makes the world become righteous. ~ Chapter 45, Tao Te Ching
"Taoist belief is of cycles and balance. Nepeta finds that Moirallegence is best described by the principle of Dynamic Balance in Taoism. Her exposure to Taoist beliefs by Toyosatomimi no Miko gives her insight on how to express this particular card. This expresses the need to go with the flow and try to obtain balance. The concept of the moirail expresses this balance and symbiosis with each other."
Quadrant Sign ｢Auspiece's Mediator of Compassion ｣
"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent ... Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. " ~The 14th Dalai Lama
"The troll relationship of an auspicism is to ensure traquility upon two other trolls on a working relationship through wisdom and understanding. Nepeta found Byakuren's Buddhist teachings to be closest representation to a mediator in a Auspice relationship. In Alternian troll culture, an auspicism relationship exists so it does not form into a second kismesis or destroy each other. This is a practical relationship."
Quadrant Sign ｢Kismesis's Struggle｣
To be redone.
Rogue's Sign ｢Consequentialism｣
"Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are fastened to their throne. They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think..." ~Jeremy Bentham, The Principles of Morals and Legislation
"In the game of sgrub, the role of a Rogue is of enhancing others. The Aspect of Heart is comparable to the soul, and of emotions. It is the antithesis of Mind. Nepeta shares her heart, or emotions, to others. One way to view this is utilitarian in nature. This spellcard represents this ability to the greatest extent."
Rogue's Sign [Categorical Imperative]
"Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law without contradiction." ~Immanuel Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
"The opposing view, the motives of ones action are focused upon, as opposed to the consequences. One acts in good faith regardless of the consequences. In some cases, the act of thievery may be done in good faith, even though stealing is viewed as bad in most cultures. The spellcard represents this ethical viewpoint."
Last Word "Unity in Diversity"
Last Word ｢多様性の中の統一｣
"Unity in Diversity" ~ European Union Motto
"From Earth researcher, mobiusnook, an expanded shipping circle has emerged. Nepeta does not believe in this circle. Needlessly complex. Nevertheless, she has taken this dubious research into shipping into an art form. If this shipping outlook were to be true, Nepeta Leijon would need to create many other spell cards."
Everything seemed to have gone well. All trolls have gone through the Incipidsphere normally. All objectives just about achieved with little infighting. Everyone is intact or at least that what she thinks that happened.
A timeline doomed. A null session. Her existence was to remain and go insane. She lost all of her friends in The Battlefield. There are no NPCs left. Something went wrong and she was the only one left. Survivor’s Guilt. What seemed like a lifetime to her was about 45 days.
However, what in the … is this? This isn’t part of the game. It is a gap in the space-time continuum that seems to go elsewhere ... a gap of a purple haze with eyes in it. With nothing left, she took the risk.
Freedom! Nepeta found herself outside the game. People! But where was she? What were these people? They called themselves youkai. This place is called Youkai Mountain ... Gensokyo. The Land of Illusions. The Land of Fantasy.
Nepeta is found by Aya Shameimaru, a crow tengu. Right on the mountain in which the tengu are very territorial of. She begged. Pleaded. She has no home. Upon further consideration, the tengu went with it.
The troll was at first, a pain. But her knack with relationships became an asset to the paper. Identifying one to another in some sort of quadrant system. Nepeta became proficient in writing articles to the point that she rivals other tengu with the subject matter of relationships.
For once, she feels like she can be free. No incipidsphere. No king and queen. Away from the game. Away from the hemospectrum. Away from the Imperial Drones. This universe has no such devices. Gensokyo is a spiritual realm of Japan where the population lives in equilibrium: the youkai need the humans, and the humans needed the youkai. And Nepeta needed both.
Flash forward, she resides in Gensokyo, trolls from various failed, null, and void sessions started appearing and blended in. Some live in the Human Village, others moved in Former Hell where the Oni live. Others have come far and wide to travel to Gensokyo for its wealth. Not material wealth, but spiritual wealth.
Material needs were not the focus of this realm or of the culture — spiritual enlightenment is indeed at its heart, its culture. As it is written on the Hakurei Shrine, “The wise youkai sought not the bounty of objects, but the bounty of the heart.”
Nepeta finds solace with the youkai and the humans that live here. She finds fellowship with those who have come from other dead sessions. All those from such session find the temples and shrines fulfilling to them. The Hakurei Shrine. Myouren Temple. Moriya Shrine. The Divine Spirit Mausoleum. The ancient song of Gensokyo added and enriched their lifes.
Nepeta still struggles with everyday life. Things hurt inside from the game she played. Guilt. Anger. Emptiness. Forever she is scarred from it. Any details of the game brings her to tears and often she constantly visits the temples and shrines for atonement. Anything involving trolls of the outside world bother her.
A void remained missing as well. Her moirail, Gone. Her friends from the session, Gone. Everyone she knew from her session, gone. Nepeta wishes that she could have brought him with her. Or anyone.
- Nepeta Leijon's article on MSPA Wiki.
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