Evanescent Existence/Story/Prologue

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The following is the prologue of Evanescent Existence, which can be found in story_le01.txt.

Prologue[edit]

これは今と昔の御話。

This is a story of both the present and long ago.

ここは人々の記憶の彼方に誕生し、今では忘れ去られた辺境の地。
時の流れの傍らに放り出されたその姿は、
どこか懐かしく且つ新味なものであった。

This is a place born from beyond of people's memories, now a forgotten frontier.
Its form, cast out alongside the flow of time,
was somehow nostalgic and yet novel as well.

これは現実でない世界での御話。

This is a story of a world apart from reality.

この国は人と人でない者とが共に棲む場所。
今では見なくなったモノも、
きっとこの場所でなら目にすることが出来るだろう。

This country is a place where both humans and non-humans live together.
Things which have disappeared from sight
can surely be seen once again here.

これは人とそうでない者との御話。

This is a story of humans and non-humans.

そこに連れ攫われた、或いは囚われたヒト。
この時この国に、様々なヒトが新たに足を踏み入れていた。

There are also people who were swept away here, or who were captured.
At this time, many new people are stepping foot into this country.

これはそのヒト達の御話。

This is a story about those people.

無限の縁と夢幻の理とが連なった地。
彼の地をヒトは无現里(むげんり)と呼んだ。

This is a land where limitless relations and illusionary laws are linked together.
People call the land "Mugenri".[a]

これは失われてしまった御話。

This is a story that was lost.

意図して捨て去られた過去と現在、そして未来によって、
小鳥達はとうの昔に鳥篭から飛び去っていた。

Thanks to the intentionally-discarded past, present, and also future,
the little birds flew out of the birdcage long ago.

これは単なる御伽噺。

This is merely a fairy tale.

連縁无現里 ~Evanescent Existence~

Len'en Mugenri ~ Evanescent Existence~

~【前説】~

おバカな鳳聯藪雨らは、気が付いたら妙な空間にいた。(完)

Notes[edit]

  1. Wordplay on mugen no en ("limitless relations"), mugen no ri ("illusionary laws"), and Mugenri ("Unreal Land").