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Mizurē (Pronounced: Me-Zoo-Ree) is a character in HorrorVale. She is a recruitable party member who is a hashihime.

Etymology

Her name is a combination of "Mizu", the Japanese term for water, and "Misery".

Biography

A homeless hashihime who hails from the far east land of Yomi. It is unknown why she is currently visiting HorrorVale.

Recruiting

Mizurē is an optional playable character. She is first met in act (?) at (Location) where Alice (Interacts) before Mizurē joins the team.

Design

Mizurē has long light blue hair and with a small crowned hairband atop her head. She wears a short skirt kimono that is covered by a traditional happi coat with long sleeves that obscures her hands. She wears black sweatpants and metal ice skates. Her mouth is perpetually obscured by a lavender scarf. Underneath her scarf, Mizurē possesses a large mouth with many small teeth that gives her a noticeably creepy appearance.

Origin

The Hashihime (translated as either "Maiden of the Bridge" or "Bridge Princess") is a type of Shinto god found in Japanese youkai mythology. While there are several variations of the story the most prevalent telling, such as that found in "The Tale of the Heike", involves a woman who discovers the infidelity of her lover. Furious and filled with jealousy, the woman makes a pilgrimage to her local shrine, where she prays to the shrine's god every day for the ruin of her former lover. After seven days, the god of the shrine instructs the woman to enter a nearby river and reside there for 21 days (The Uji river in The "Tale of the Heike"), upon which she would become a powerful Kijo (female oni). The woman does as she is instructed, and upon completion of the ritual becomes a hashihime.

Despite being a type of youkai, hashihimes are Shinto gods and are highly revered by the communities that exist around them. As goddesses of breakup, they are consulted to aid in acts of severing. It is said in folklore that couples or newly weds should avoid crossing a bridge or a shrine belonging to a hashihime, and should instead cross the river by boat to avoid upsetting them.

Although hashihimes are princesses by name and gods by occupation, Mizurē is neither a princess, nor a god, just a homeless girl.

Gameplay

Mostly unknown, however, her designer has said she'll be able to remove status effects from teammates but with the drawback of incurring a unique status effect that will increase some stats while draining death points each turn.

Trivia

  • Mizurē is the fifth Patron-made playable character.
  • During the process of her character design, Mizurē was initially given green skin, this was later changed to plum with a dark grey scarf, before being turned an identical blue to the rest of her design. The difference between the third and fourth art featured in the gallery is that the scarf was unintentionally left grey before being reverted back to its original color.
  • Her last name is stated to be Meadowlark.
  • Mizurē appeared as one of the three judges for the Make Your Monster Diamond Edition Competition in October of 2019.

Gallery

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