Dragonfly Army

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Dragonfly Army
Crest of Dragonflies.png
The Dragonfly Army's crest, the Crest of Dragonflies
Species Mostly Youkai
Location Outpost Base Camp and Dragonfly Castle

A branch organization of the Youkai Alliance, the Dragonfly Army (蜻蛉軍, Kagerou-gun) is an army that emerged right before the events of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle. Created by Garaiya Ogata in response to the imperial capital Devanagara's attack on the Sanctuary. The army is lead by Garaiya, with most of its soldiers being their shikigami.

General Information[edit | edit source]

Establishment[edit | edit source]

Not long before the events of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, Taira no Chouki received information from Suzumi Kuzu that Devanagara was planning to invade and take over the Sanctuary. In response to this, Garaiya recruited as many Youkai as possible as shikigami and established the Dragonfly Army in an attempt to protect the denizens of the Sanctuary. They also set up the Outpost Base Camp as the army's main camp, while using the Dragonfly Castle as their headquarters. Despite the army's apparent wealth in numbers, Garaiya is able to control its every action due to most, if not all, of its members being their shikigami.

As Garaiya had previously sworn allegiance to Chouki after the Dragonfly Castle revealed itself to them, thus, the army adopts the Crest of Dragonflies as the army crest and is named after the castle as well.

Members and Structure[edit | edit source]

  • Garaiya Ogata - Leader of the army
  • Kujiru Kesa - High-ranking member of the army; Signaller, scout, and spy, generally in charge of reconnaissance
  • Kaisen Azuma - High-ranking member of the army (Higher than Kujiru); Job unknown (Possibly in charge of funding)
  • Fairies & Ghosts - Soldiers of the army as Gariaya's shikigami

In Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, the army seen to be divided into 9 "levels" ("regiments" (連隊) in the trial versions), each further divided into 15 troops (部隊), where level number indicated firepower while troop number indicated attack formation and pattern.

Background Information[edit | edit source]

Name & Origin[edit | edit source]

The army's name, the Dragonfly Army, was based on the Dragonfly Castle, the army's headquarters. Similarity, it reads 蜻蛉 (dragonfly) as the archaic "kagerou", instead of the modern "tonbo".[1]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle[edit | edit source]

Shortly before the events of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, Kujiru informs Garaiya that the Imperial Military was indeed headed for the Sanctuary like a Suzumi has informed Chouki beforehand, they then mobilized the army's forces to meet them at the Frontline River. The river then became the main site of the war between the two factions, but the entire skies of Mugenri are filled with bullets from the conflict.
The members of the Dragonfly Army can be found as stage enemies as well as stage bosses. All named members of the army can be encountered as bosses on the Haze route, while the fairies and ghosts can be found as stage enemies in all routes.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Devenagara and the Imperial Military

The invasion of Devanagara's Imperial Military on the Sanctuary was what caused the establishment of the army in the first place. The two armies are on extremely poor terms, and each wants to take the other out.

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