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'''Tong-Nou''' (東脳, ''Ton'nō''), localized in the west as '''Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou''', is a point-and-click video game developed by OutSide Directors for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh.
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'''Chu-Teng''' (中天, ''Chūten'') is a point-and-click videogame released in 1995, for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS as a sequel to [[Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou]]. It was developed by OutSide Director Company, being directed by Osamu Sato. The game was formerly lost media until its rediscovery by the /vr/ board in 2013.
 
 
It was released in Japan in 1994, with the English version being released overseas one year later in 1995.
 
 
 
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
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After having regained his soul back from Tong-Nou, Rin is visited by two parts of a creature from above called Nanshu. He says Chu-Teng is in danger due to the light fighting against the darkness and in dire need of Rin's help.
  
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[work in progress]
 
 
The game begins with [[Rin]] having lost his soul. This is revealed to have been the work of the island [[Tong-Nou]], which devours human souls.
 
 
 
[[Rin]] decides to head to [[Tong-Nou]] to retrieve his soul. Before doing so, he decides to visit the Yashiro shrine. On the way he meets a white snake who gifts him with the [[Furoshiki]], in which [[Rin]] can carry items, and an [[Amulet]], a one-use item that will protect him from death. At the Yashiro shrine, [[Rin]] receives a temporary soul from an old man. This temporary soul will last him 49 days.
 
 
 
Upon arriving at [[Tong-Nou]], a strange island in the shape of a human head, [[Rin]] dies (not immediately, the player must find some way to kill him). However, once he does so, he is told that from now he will acquire nine lives, and that his soul exists as five [[Magatama]]s scattered across the five lands of [[Tong-Nou]]. Only when he has them all may he retrieve his soul. He is given a [[Mirror]], as well as a [[Nameplate]] bearing his name.
 
 
 
Then, he is directed to the roots of [[Mingke-shu]], the Tree of Life. Here, he can select one each from a set of two eyes, two noses, and two mouths, to be reborn as a creature bearing those parts. He is given a mission to complete, and instructions on how to complete it. Half of these missions are simple and require little input from the player besides clicks, while the other half involve fulfilling some menial task for one of the four Kings.
 
 
 
When each creature's mission is completed, that creature will also die. Again, [[Rin]] is given a [[Nameplate]] bearing the creature's name and directed back to the roots of [[Mingke-shu]] to be reborn once more as a different creature.
 
 
 
In total, there are eight creatures to be reborn as, and so eight more [[Nameplate]]s to acquire ([[Byou]], [[Tou]], [[Sha]], [[Kai]], [[Jin]], [[Retsu]], [[Zen]] and [[Gyou]]).
 
 
 
Once each of the creatures' missions has been accomplished, and all eight [[Nameplate]]s acquired, [[Rin]] is reborn as himself once more, and instructed to go to the Central Mountain [[Tong-nou]] and break the seal on the mountain. This is done by placing all nine [[Nameplate]]s into the seal.
 
 
 
Having broken the seal, [[Rin]] heads up the steps to the top of the mountain. Partway up, he encounters an image of [[Tou-gyou]]. This image tells him where to acquire four of the [[Magatama]]s that make up [[Rin]]'s soul. Once he speaks to the image while in possession of the four [[Magatama]]s, it tells him that he still lacks the power to retrieve his soul. It then gifts him with a [[Katana Gem]] containing the force of Earth (Source). [[Rin]] must then fill this Gem with four other forces from the other four lands of [[Tong-Nou]]. To do so, he must visit the images of [[Tou-gyou]] that exist in these lands. Firstly, he must visit [[Yui-wang]], the Land of Desire, to acquire the force of Metal (Eternity), then [[Mon-chien]], the Land of Dreaming, for the force of Water (Change), then [[Ming-ken]], the Land of Life, for the force of Wood (Life), and finally [[Shi-chieng]], the Land of Time, for the force of Fire (Confrontation).
 
 
 
Once the Gem has been filled with all five forces, Rin goes back to the Central Mountain [[Tong-nou]]. [[Tou-gyou]]'s image creates the [[Katana of Five Forces]] from the Gem, and tells [[Rin]] that the time to recover his soul has come. [[Rin]] climbs to the Octagonal Shrine [[Par-fang]] at the top of the mountain and enters. Here, statues of the four kings of [[Tong-Nou]] have entrapped the fifth and final [[Magatama]] of [[Rin]]'s soul, the Earth Magatama. [[Rin]] uses the [[Katana of Five Forces]] to set the [[Magatama]] free. Then, the empty shell of [[Rin]]'s soul appears. He places the five [[Magatama]]s into the shell and his soul is restored.
 
 
 
[[Tou-gyou]], the king of the Central Mountain, who had also been set free by the Katana, appears in the flesh. He explains to [[Rin]] that [[Tong-Nou]] is not an island that devours human souls. It is an island that purifies troubled souls. The four kings of the four lands had discovered that they could use the souls' [[Magatama]]s for their own selfish needs. They had trapped [[Tou-gyou]] in the Octagonal Shrine to prevent him from interfering with their plans, and tore him into eight pieces and scattered them all over the [[Tong-Nou]] world. He explains that he had been calling out for a soul to save him, but none had been strong enough to withstand the powers of the four kings and were devoured. [[Rin]]'s soul, however, was strong enough, and he was able to travel the [[Tong-Nou]] world and restore [[Tou-gyou]] to health. In doing so, his soul became more powerful than ever before. [[Rin]]'s soul returns to him once more, and the game ends.
 

Revision as of 15:02, 15 October 2019

Chu-Teng (中天, Chūten) is a point-and-click videogame released in 1995, for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS as a sequel to Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou. It was developed by OutSide Director Company, being directed by Osamu Sato. The game was formerly lost media until its rediscovery by the /vr/ board in 2013.

Plot

(Spoiler warning ahead) After having regained his soul back from Tong-Nou, Rin is visited by two parts of a creature from above called Nanshu. He says Chu-Teng is in danger due to the light fighting against the darkness and in dire need of Rin's help.

[work in progress]