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-Miyako Sudo-



Miyako Sudo was Masumi Makimura's girlfriend. Masumi disappeared in the Minakami area while surveying the land for the construction of the upcoming Minakami Dam, though the search for him was called off after only 10 days. Refusing to give up, Miyako continued to believe that he was still alive and might need help. While looking for him in the forest, she found the Lost Village. Like many others who had entered the village, she became trapped there. Right before entering the village, she drops her purse, which Mio and Mayu find later on. Inside the purse is a photograph of herself and Masumi smiling.


As she wanders through the village, Miyako writes in a Red Notebook. Miyako, like others, has heard the rumors of a lost village that existed in the forest which disappeared in one fatal night. Miyako also writes of ghost encounters and leaves notes for Masumi, growing in her desperation to find him and wanting to leave the village. Her experiences in the village are traumatic, as she sees the ghosts of villagers and hears strange sounds from beneath the house. Even sleep provides no respite - she dreams of a woman's maniacal laughter, twins, and other horrors.
Eventually she and Masumi find each other in the Osaka House. However, Miyako states in her notebook she becomes incapable of moving, due to an injury sustained while looking for a way out with Masumi. Due to this, she stays behind at the Osaka House and waits as Masumi leaves to find a way to leave the village. She waits in the upstairs room for Masumi to return, where her final notebook entry is found, written in erratic and choppy sentences. Believing that Masumi had returned, Miyako pursued him as he walked through through the Osaka House, unaware of his death. She followed him into the back room, despite him telling her to stay away. As she approached, Masumi's slashed and battered ghost pushed her to the floor and strangled her to death. Her ghost, the Wanderer, haunts the Osaka House, still searching for Masumi and asking, "Why?"
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-Miyako Sudo's Notebooks-


-Woman's Notebook
1-
I've heard rumors about the lost village before.
Long ago, a massacre occurred on the day of a ceremony, and the village was wiped from the map.
Twin Deities Statues in the forest lead lost people to the village entrance.
Once you pass through the gate however, you cannot go back. The village eternally relives that night of death.
The insane laughter of a woman is said to echo throughout the village.
The only survivor of the massacre at the village was a lone woman.

-Woman's Notebook
2-
Sometimes I sense someone passing by the window. He carries a torch, and mutters things.
He seems to be searching for somebody, but it's not Masumi.
In the distance, I can hear some kind of sad ceremonial song being sung.
They say that the village vanished on the day of the ceremony, and that day is repeated over and over again.

-Woman's Notebook
3-
Masumi.... It's me, Miyako.
I came to look for you.
Let's go home together.
Together, we can make it.
Call for me if you find this.
I'll be nearby. Miss You!!!

-Woman's Notebook
4-
Someone! Anyone!
Whoever sees this, look for me.
I'm trapped in this village.
HELP ME!

-Woman's Notebook
5-
Sometimes I hear an eerie song-like sound coming from the family altar.
It sounds like it's coming from deep below.
Maybe it's just the wind?
Or maybe there really is something behind that wall...

-Woman's Notebook
6-
How much time had passed since I came here?
How long will this night last?
I can't take the darkness. It's driving me crazy... I have to get out of here!
I have to see Masumi.

-Woman's Notebook
7-
I must be tired. If I start to relax, I pass out. Even in a crazy place like this.
The darkness here is creeping into my dreams.
Slaughter, rivers of blood, fallen people, a woman in a bloodstained kimono, insane laughter, and twin sisters calling out "Don't kill me!" .
That woman's laugh is seared into my mind.
I don't want to sleep anymore.

-Woman's Notebook
8-
Masumi found my note. He WAS in the village! I can see him soon.
I can't move... I'll wait here. He'll be back. He'll find the way out.
If he comes back..... He came.
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-Masumi Makimura-



Masumi was sent to the Minakami region to survey the land that would be submerged once the Minakami Dam construction was complete. While studying the land, Masumi accidentally stumbled into the Lost Village and became trapped. He shifted the focus of his research to the history and rituals of Minakami in the desperate attempt to escape. Several fragments of his research can be found scattered throughout the village.

Although Masumi was reported missing, the authorities called off the search for him after only 10 days. Masumi’s girlfriend, Miyako Sudo, believed that he was still alive and went searching for him. At some point the two found each other, but Miyako somehow got hurt shortly after. Masumi left her in the Osaka House while he went to find a way out. Having learned that the Kurosawa family presided over the village’s rituals, he directed his search to the Kurosawa House. While in the Kurosawa house, Masumi was attacked by the Kusabi in a hallway. He attempted to hide in the Storeroom of the Great Hall and died there holding the ring he planned to give to Miyako.

Unable to accept this fate and longing to give Miyako the ring, Masumi’s ghost returned to the Osaka House. Miyako followed him into the back room, unaware that he was dead. As she approached, he pushed her to the floor and strangled her. His ghost, Unrest in Piece, continues to wander the village calling out to Miyako.
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-Ring Sidequest-

For the Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly fans who don't know about this, there is a mini side quest in the game where you track down a ring that was with Miyako Sudo's boyfriend before he died. Along with new photos and a long scene of her death, you'll find out more things by doing this and have fun bringing them back together to fight them at the same time! Ya!

The goal is to follow the clues in the notes you receive at the start, which you find in the room in the Osaka house where Miyako died, and find the four locations mentioned. Once there you get the finished notes and take a photo of him. Once you get all four you get a fifth note stating he went to the Kurosawa house. When you get there, check the closet in the room where Sae slaughtered everyone, he will appear and then leave a ring behind. Take the ring back to the Osaka house to the room where Miyako was killed, when you are able to leave the Kurosawa house that is, and then you will be able to fight the both of them.

Info: The notes are different in the WII edition of Fatal Frame 2, So I'll be putting both note versions on here.



-Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly Village Notes (PS2)-

-Village Report One-
Obtained: Steps of Kureha Shrine
Additional Description: In front of the statue, there lies a portion of a note. It seems to be a continuation of the surveyor's notes that you found earlier.

For some reason, one of the statues is in the form of twins.
I have also found a description of a "Twin Deities Statue" in the writings lying around the house.
In this region, twins serve an unusual purpose. Twin sisters or brothers perform a special ritual here.
Each time the ritual is completed, a new Twin Deities Statue is placed somewhere in the village.
The ritual occurs every few decades, and judging by the number of Twin Deities Statues, this tradition is very old.
For some reason, one of the twins always has its head broken off. Sometimes they are sculpted without a head from the start.
Maybe it doesn't mean anything, but something here doesn't feel right.
I'm beginning to think that I was wrong to leave Miyako behind alone.
Unfortunately, I was unable to find any detailed information about the twin ritual.
I have to find a way to get out of here fast...


-Village Report Two-
Obtained: Tsuchihara Front, Well
Additional Description: The surveyor must have been here. Near the well there is a piece of a note. It seems to be a continuation of the surveyor's notes that you found earlier.

I looked down into the old well but it was pitch black, and I couldn't see a thing.
If you listen closely, you can only hear the wind blowing, and it seems that the water has all dried up.
I can't tell which was here first,
the house or the well.
Neither has been used for a while.
According to the records, this house used to belong to the powerful Tsuchihara family.
In this village, the Osaka, Kiryu, and Tachibana families were also influential. Each house had its own crest, and held power in the village.
As a group they were also in charge of a special ritual.
Each was a branch of the Kurosawa family, who administered to the ceremony.
They performed the role of priests.
The Kurosawa name is scattered throughout the literature, but no concrete information was written.
I have no doubt that they held absolute power though.
Where in the world did the villagers go?
And how do you get out of this village?
The answers to these questions lie within the Kurosawa house.
I'm not sure how I know, but I have a strong feeling about this.


-Village Report Three-
Obtained: Kureha Shrine Door
Additional Description: On the stairs in front of the entrance, a piece of a note lies. It seems to be a continuation of the surveyor's notes that you found earlier.

I found a small shrine at the top of a long flight of stairs shrouded in mist.
It seems very old, but it is well-made, and has not fallen into disrepair.
The entrance has a large butterfly crest painted on it. It's the same as the one on the building beyond the large bridge.
Butterflies seem to have a special meaning, just like twins. They are frequently mentioned in the ritual literature. "Butterfly" means something else to the villages too.
I notice that the word always appears in writings about the ritual.
I may not know its exact meaning, but the fact that the butterfly crest is on a shrine indicates that it is very special indeed.
I should investigate further.


-Village Report Four-
Obtained: Misono Hill, Torii Gate
Additional Description: In the grass lies a piece of a note. It seems to be a continuation of the surveyor's notes that you found earlier.

I came to this hill to take a look at the gate I passed through when I entered the village.
But when I tried to find it, the ruined gate was buried under trees and other flora.
I can't find the path that we used to come here...
This hill is called "Misono Hill".
According to literature, this location plays a key role in the ceremony.
Right in the middle lies a massive rock, known as the "Offering Stone", and the surrounding area is protected by wards.
This "Offering Stone" also seems to be a "Cover" for sealing some kind of hole.
What sort of hole needs a gigantic stone like this for a cover? Why does it need to be covered at all? What if this is the very thing I've been searching for, the way out of the village?
I'll have to check this out more thoroughly.


-Village Report Five-
How many days have I been in the village?

2? Maybe 3?
It feels as if I've been here for years.

In this village of endless night, it's easy to lose all sense of time.

Miyako is utterly exhausted.
Sometimes she manages to give me a weak smile, but it only makes me more uncomfortable. Physically and mentally, she's at the end of her strength.

I haven't found a way out yet, but sifting through the material I gathered in the village again, I found a clue.

A gigantic underground tunnel, called a passageway, connects all the important locations in the village.

It is used for travel between the houses during the ceremony, and also to store important items.

It's difficult to estimate the scale of the passages from the map, but there is sure to be a way out through there.

I didn't find any information about the entrance to a passageway.

However, there must be a clue somewhere in the Kurosawa house, as they presided over the ceremony.

I've decided to leave Miyako here and search the Kurosawa house alone.

I'll find a way out of the village and then come back for her.
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-Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly Village Notes (WII)-


-Village Report One-
Obtained: Chapter II; Minakami Village, Three-Way Junction
Additional Description: A single stone monument has the figure of twins engraved upon it. This must be the twin guardian stone mentioned in the surveyor's report. There is something white on the ground in front of it. It seems to be the rest of the surveyor's notes I picked up a while ago.

Amongst the line of guardian stones, one is for some reason engraved with a set of twins.
I have found a description of this twin guardian stone in one of the manuscripts in this house.

Twins are very important in the local customs of this area.
Indeed, a ceremony that requires the participation of twin brothers or sisters is regularly held.
It would appear that a guardian stone is erected somewhere in the village every time this ceremony is completed.

The ceremony seems to take place once every few decades, and must therefore be a very ancient custom, judging by the number of twin guardian stones in the village.
On all the guardian stones I've seen, one of the engraved twins is missing a head. Some appear to have been made that way originally.

I'm sure there's no special reason for it, but it is rather eerie, I must admit.
I'm beginning to wish I hadn't left Miyako alone.

I wonder what this ceremony that uses twins is all about. I've tried searching for details of it in all sorts of local manuscripts, but I've found nothing.
Now, I think I'd better start looking for a way out of here...


-Village Report Two-
Obtained: Chapter II; Tsuchihara House - Front, Well
Additional Description: The dried-up well is in a state of disrepair, and the torchlight cannot reach the bottom. A current of air rises from its depths. This must be the place mentioned in the surveyor's report. There is something white on the edge of the well. It seems to be the rest of the surveyor's notes I picked up a while ago.

I had a look into the village's dried-up well, but it was pitch-black and I couldn't see a thing, and the only sound coming from it was the wind.
The water in the well seems to have dried up long ago.
Neither this house nor the well have been used for a very long time.

According to the records, this house belonged to the influential Tsuchihara family.
The Kiryu, Tachibana, and Osaka families also seem to have been quite powerful, and each of the four families had their own unique crest.
All four families were involved in governing the village, and the records state that they were also responsible for performing an important local ceremony.

All four families, however, were simply branches of the great Kurosawa family that traditionally provided the High Priest who presided over the ceremonies.
The Kurosawa name appears in several historical documents, but I have yet to find a clear explanation of their relationship with the other families.
There is no doubt, however, that the Kurosawa family held absolute power in the village.

The real question, however, is where have all the villagers gone?
As for how I'm going to get out of here, the answer can only be in one place: the Kurosawa house.


-Village Report Three-
Obtained: Chapter II; Kureha Shrine door
Additional Description: A large butterfly motif is painted on the door to the building that seems to be a shrine. This must be the place mentioned in the surveyor's report. There is something white on the stairs in front of the entrance. It seems to be the rest of the surveyor's notes I picked up a while ago.

The local shrine is located at the end of a long stairway, and is permanently shrouded in mist.
Though it appears to be very old, it was clearly well built, and shows no visible damage.
A large butterfly marks its entrance, the same butterfly that adorns the house situated across the big bridge.

Butterflies appear to have the same kind of special significance as twins in this village.
They are often referred to in books relating to the unique ceremony that takes place here.
The 'butterfly' appears to be some kind of code, symbolising something else, but I have no idea what it could be. Judging from the texts I have read, however, there's no doubt it has something to do with the ceremony.

The large butterfly that marks the entrance to this shrine certainly has some special significance.

It is up to me to investigate and find out what it is.


-Village Report Four-
Obtained: Chapter II; Misono Hill, torii gate
Additional Description: I can make out a rotting torii gate in the gloom. This must be the gate the surveyor mentioned. There is something white in the undergrowth... It seems to be the rest of the surveyor's notes I picked up a while ago.

I sought out this high vantage point in order to take a better look at the torii gates I saw on the way into the village.
No matter how hard I look, however, I can't spot the ruined torii. They must have been swallowed by the thick forest vegetation that surrounds this place.
The path on which Miyako and I came in here is nowhere to be seen.

This plateau is called Misono, and the texts I've read indicate that it has a special significance in the local ceremony.
At the centre of the plateau is a large rock known as the 'offering stone'. Several smaller rocks surround it, forming a barrier.

The offering stone is apparently used to seal a hole in the ground.
What kind of hole would require such an enormous stone in order to seal it?
Why does it require sealing in the first place?

There's only one thing that hole could be:
The way out of this village.
I must investigate further.


-Village Report Five-
How many days have I been in the village?

2? Maybe 3?
It feels as if I've been here for years.

In this village of endless night, it's easy to lose all sense of time.

Miyako is utterly exhausted.
Sometimes she manages to give me a weak smile, but it only makes me more uncomfortable. Physically and mentally, she's at the end of her strength.

I haven't found a way out yet, but sifting through the material I gathered in the village again, I found a clue.

A gigantic underground tunnel, called a passageway, connects all the important locations in the village.

It is used for travel between the houses during the ceremony, and also to store important items.

It's difficult to estimate the scale of the passages from the map, but there is sure to be a way out through there.

I didn't find any information about the entrance to a passageway.

However, there must be a clue somewhere in the Kurosawa house, as they presided over the ceremony.

I've decided to leave Miyako here and search the Kurosawa house alone.

I'll find a way out of the village and then come back for her.
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