|Hour XI - The Last Passage|
Resuming Miku's dream, in the Tattoo Altar. The woman is still trapped in the hanging prison above.
The Purifying Light thing from Kei's chapter still carries forward here... Since I'm now on kind of a time limit (if I want to avoid the tattooed ghost attacks), I'm no longer wasting any time fighting the random ghosts that appear and instead just running away from everything and trying to find my next objective.
There was a really weird, non-obvious puzzle to unlock the path up to the top of the hanging prison room... Looking more closely into the notes and files gives you clues on what to do. These are more like the obtuse kind of lock+key puzzles that were in the first game, so it makes sense that Miku's chapters are like this...
Oh, I recognize this from chapter 9, it's the prison cell that Rei started out in... so I guess this chapter takes place at the same time as that.
Rei wakes up after Miku casually wanders into the ominous end-game-looking shrine and goes down the abyss stairway, and across a bridge over a lake to a door to where Mafuyu is. Rei is really worried about Miku now. Miku tells Rei about how she's always been able to see ghosts, and now that she has this tattoo almost covering her body, she knows she's gonna die soon.
Rei goes back to sleep and continues Miku's dream... Here there's a choice where you can either go further into the Rope Palace to chase after Mafuyu, or exit the house and wake up right away. If you go after Mafuyu, Miku meets him face to face, and then Miku runs after him, and Rei is suddenly there, shouting after her... If Miku crosses to the other side then she'll never come back... Rei wakes up, goes to Miku's room, and sees Miku laying there surrounded by ghosts, and tattooed... Miku is now in eternal sleep.
Kei comes over... after sitting around acting worried for a while, Kei brings out some research notes. He says the gates of hell, that the tattooed sleeping priestess was supposed to seal, has been opened somehow... I think it's something like, if you put stakes into the original tattooed priestess, and shatter the mirror to wake her up, that'll free all of the people who have been trapped in the manor or something... or maybe not.
Rei finds a tape in Yuu's room and gives it to Kei. Rei goes to sleep as Kei continues investigating.