Norn9 Guide: Otomaru Heishi

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heishi-norn9On to the Nanami route! To be completely honest, I am not looking forward to doing Ron’s route. I have a terrible impression of him after seeing him in Mikoto’s route. He is the “locked” route in Nanami’s segment, but just so that I don’t have to end Nanami’s section with Ron, I will do his part second.

Also, in case you already did the Mikoto routes with me, most of the text in Chapter 1 where the group is together (i.e. in the dining room during Natsuhiko’s attack) is exactly the same. I skipped all of the text that wasn’t Nanami’s thoughts (denoted by parenthesis) to shorten it. I’ll be doing Heishi > Ron > Akito


Make breakfast with Nanami

Character Select: Shiranui Nanami (far left)

Chapter 1

Pair Select: Heishi Otomaru (Recommended)

Chapter 2

I’m not mad

Chapter 3

About yesterday…

A scary maze

Tell him you’re thinking about him

Chapter 4

Not knowing that someone was mad at me


I envy his dream

Chapter 5

I want to make his dream come true

Chapter 6 (Make a save file)

Don’t go with him


Apologize for not saying anything

Chapter 7

Wake up

Don’t go with him


Bad Ending

Load your save file from Chapter 6 and reverse your options:

Go with him

Apologize for erasing his memory

Don’t wake up

Go with him

The last piece of the puzzle, as always, is Heishi’s side story for 110 points from the Norn store.


The Lantern Fest

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If you’ve never been to The Lantern Fest. I highly recommend it! We went this weekend and it was just amazing and breathtaking. I saw a notification in August from Facebook that the Lantern Fest was coming to Reno for the first time and bought tickets ASAP. Since Branden’s dad’s birthday was coming up, we also bought him a pair of tickets for the event. Out if excitement, I bought three extra lanterns, so between the four of us, we would have 7 lanterns. It was probably a bit overkill.

On the day of, we had lunch with Branden’s parents, and then we split up to run some errands. Even though the event provided a kit with supplies for 4 s’mores, we bought some extra s’more supplies, just in case. We bought some chocolate, raspberry and dark chocolate, which made some delicious sweets. I also made onigiri the night before, but we didn’t end12079998_10200968495650484_1801903054926330051_o up packing any real food and we didn’t buy any food at the event either. I was worried that I made too many, but we ended up eating all of them. They also had food trucks at the e
vent, so we would have been fine even if we didn’t pack anything.

We reached the Fernley Speedway at around 4pm and found parking relatively easily. We sat around and chatted, ate, made s’mores, walked around, decorated our lanterns, played with our cameras and basically did a lot of goofy things for about three hours. Around 6:30pm, it was pitch black. Around 7pm, the wind had died down and we were able to light our lanterns. For the first lantern we lit, we held onto it until it was practically pulling itself out of our hands. As we let go, it sped away from us and I looked up for the first time. The sight 12109999_1002735323101030_1027224786497079290_owas dazzling. It was a be
autifully dark night sky, lit with thousands of orange stars of varying sizes and it took my breath away. After spending a few minutes just staring in awe, we manned our cameras and set to launching the rest of the lanterns. They probably continued to fly for at least half an hour to forty five minutes. I was amazed by how many lanterns there were. Towards the end, the wind picked up and lanterns started going rogue. There were some lanterns that were sticking too close to the ground and, more than once, people had to dodge lanterns that didn’t take off like they were supposed to, which brought out more than a few giggles.

Overall, it was captivating and I can’t wait to do it again next year!