Friday, August 26, 2016

The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village Volume 3

Prologue

This story has 100 puzzles hidden within it.
However, the locations of these puzzles are never given. This is not a children's quiz show after all.

All of you will search for these puzzles and their answers.
The questions and the answers are all given within the story.
The characters may speak an obvious question or they may think one within their mind.

Some of the puzzles are very important and deal directly with the core of the story and others are quite trivial and are not needed to reach the conclusion.

You may count on your fingers or prepare notes and writing equipment.
Please complete your preparations before attempting this story.

Now then.
I earnestly hope you can find the 100 puzzles and their answers.

-From Aoandon.


Chapter ?: Welcome to Zenmetsu Village

Part 1 (Jinnai Shinobu)

"Uuh…myuh…"

I felt a slight shaking and awoke. Only once I awoke did I realize I had been asleep. I was on a tour bus and most of those on board were my classmates and my homeroom teacher. The only exceptions were the bus guide and the driver.

The tour bus was driving along an elevated highway, but the outside scenery was almost entirely cut off by the tall soundproof panels covering the sides of the road. The bus was driving so smoothly I would never have guessed it was keeping steady at 80 kph.

Oh, that's right.
We had a school trip at the start of September…

"Hey, hey, Shinobu-kun."
The eccentric beauty Madoka-chan was saying something from her seat next to me.

This was not a case of a lovey-dovey space developing. As usual, she did not fit in with the rest of the class, so she had been forced to sit next to me, the class president.

"Shinobu-kun, why do you cling to the girl next to you while you nap?"
"Hagwah!?"

I frantically moved away from Madoka.

I-I have my reasons, Madoka-san! In fact, I think most personal mannerisms are deeply related to one's household environment.

However, Madoka did not seem to mind.

"What a pain. They call this a trip, but we're only headed to an Intellectual Village. Is this a way of exchanging technology?"

"Well, it's a school event, so all of the events were decided on by some stuffy teacher. I do agree we need to make sure a school trip doesn't involve a trip to a love hotel, though."


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