The Frontline River in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle
|Other Names||Frontline River (戦線となる川)|
|Location||Somewhere in the Sanctuary|
The River (川 Kawa) is a flowing river within Mugenri. The river goes in a straight line, and it has some woods on both sides of it. The river is currently unnamed and is thus simply referred to as "The River" by Mugenri's residents. During the events of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, it became the frontline of the war between the Dragonfly Army and Devanagara, earning it the name "Frontline River" (戦線となる川 Sensen to naru Kawa, alternatively River Frontline).
It's presumed that the river is located not far from the Shrine Road, because you can get to the river from the road in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, and get back to the road for later stages. It leads to the Withered Grove, where the wilted Harujion now stands.
The river eventually flows into a waterfall basin which leads into the Giant's Burrow (巨人の隠れ穴 Kyojin no Kakure Ana), a large cavern system covered in moss which ultimately leads back outside. During the events of Reactivate Majestical Imperial, a section of the caverns along with the river got frozen over due to the influx of souls from the Outside World, forming the Cavern From Which Frost is Born (結氷が産みし洞窟 Keppyō ga umishi dōkutsu).
Once out of the Giant's Burrow, the river flows into a section called the Spirits' Crossing (魂の通り Tamashii-no-tōri), also known as the Road of Misogi (禊道 Misogi-michi), where souls flow instead of or along with water. It appeared in Reactivate Majestical Imperial Stage 5, where the souls were attracted to the Harujion. The crossing no longer exists as the Harujion is now wilted and lost its power, as well as because the hole in the "inner" Mugenri Barrier is now fixed.
- Reactivate Majestical Imperial
The river was frozen over by the coldness of winter and the souls flowing into Mugenri. Tsugumi Umatachi, Fujiwara no Iyozane and Taira no Fumikado went around the river collecting souls to revive the True Emperor, Taira no Masakado, until they were stopped by the protagonist teams.
- Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle
The river appears on stage 2 of the Brilliant (right) route of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle. Taking the Neutral route (middle) from this stage on will keep you over the river in later stages, arriving at the Withered Grove at last. If you go right onto the Brilliant route, you'll go to the Fantasy Seawall; left onto the haze route, and you'll end up back on the Shrine Road.
The river in Reactivate Majestical Imperial.
The Frontline River (left route) in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle