Easily obsessed with the mechanics of the virtual Gensokyo, Hecatia Laipslazuli is quick to get on Yukari Yakumo's case again, asking if she could create her own Gensokyo-based game. While resistant at first, Yukari sees the opportunity as a good way to test her invention once more and provides Hecatia the console responsible for creating the game. Already having an idea in mind, Hecatia rushes over to the Hakurei Shrine and basically kidnaps the MC (for the sake of story summaries, this article will refer to the player character as the MC) in front of Reimu Hakurei's eyes to test out the game. While similar to the real Gensokyo, Hecatia has created the Joon Phantom Thieves, comprised of Joon Yorigami (field leader), Yachie Kicchou (technician and tactician), Yamame Kurodani (web expert), and Shion Yorigami (support) with the goal to become the best thieves in Gensokyo! Don't get confused that this is just a game within a game, as there are still special event rewards to collect!
Every event in Touhou LostWord comes with exclusive Music CDs, Story Cards, and other unique event-only items for players to collect. Additionally, every stage plays with the theme of the event and names every opponent in a unique manner for every difficulity! For the sake of preserving these limited-time items and content (which only will reappear in event reruns), this article will mainly cover the names of every foe met while providing extra notes at the end. A small story synopsis will accompany each section to contextualize the reason you fight certain Friends, so expect event story spoilers as you read ahead. It should be expected, given the identity of the final foe is basically spoiled already.
Heists 1-4: Honing the Thieves
Hecatia brings the MC to her new virtual Gensokyo, right away showing off its differences with a fully fairy-enforced police squad! With Cirno and Daiyousei heading the force, they obviously were not able to take in the convicts. Once safe, Hecatia takes the MC to the Joon Phantom Thieves' base, reminding them to act like she was just meeting everyone to not throw off the simulation. Set up as the new recruit, the MC commands the thieves to take down some stray phantoms Hecatia caught to prepare them for their first mission: steal a painting from the Scarlet Devil Mansion. To start, they have to sneak through the front gate at night, which is a piece of cake when the gate guard is already sleeping on the job.
|Fairy (Moon)||Fairy Who Lets Criminals Go||(Ugh… she got away!)||(I’ve finally cornered them!)||From Gensokyo with Love|
|Fairy (Metal)||Snoozing Fairy on Stakeout||(Gotcha! …A dream?)||(I want to sleep in my dreams.)||From Gensokyo with Love|
|Fairy (Wood)||Insistent Veteran Police Fairy||(No evidence found!?)||(I’ll chase you until the end)||From Gensokyo with Love|
|Fairy (Star)||Struggling Novice Fairy||(Cirno, please wait!)||(For Cirno’s sake!)||From Gensokyo with Love|
|Fairy (Water)||Off-Duty Fairy at The Scene||(Today’s schedule…!)||(Holiday work can’t be helped.)||From Gensokyo with Love|
|Cirno||Scary STRONGEST Officer Cirno||“I will protect the town’s peace.”||“My instincts whisper to me.”||From Gensokyo with Love|
|Daiyousei||Nameless Assistant Chief||“I’ll follow you for peace.”||(You’re a fancy lady.)||From Gensokyo with Love|
|Phantom (Sun)||Fool Phantom Rebels Goddess||(Repent even after death!)||(Lady Hecatia is the best!)||First Contact|
|Phantom (Fire)||Phantom Disgraced The Goddess||(I’m already dead.)||(Long live Lady Hecatia!)||First Contact|
|Phantom (Earth)||Phantom Has Dango Grudge||(They were actually good.)||(I just want attention.)||First Contact|
|Phantom (Metal)||Phantom Snuck In Suzunaan||(I don’t have any money.)||(Can’t cross the Sanzu River.)||First Contact|
|Phantom (Star)||Phantom Didn’t Pay at Geidontei||(Not enough money with this?)||(I’ll be a regular next life.)||First Contact|
|Phantom (Moon)||Phantom Lurking The Village||(Why am I here?)||(I’ve been falsely accused!)||First Contact|
|Hong Meiling||Night Watch Gatekeeper||“I wasn’t asleep.”||“I was awake the whole time.”||Memories of the Start|
Heists 4-8: Heist of Scarlet
The Scarlet Devil Mansion Operation immediately goes awry with the appearance of a rival thief faction ran by the Three Fairies of Light. Even after neutralizing them, there are still plently of traps surrounding the painting, primarily the laser-fence blocking off the hallway. Fortunately, Yachie gets the bright idea to approach from the lower floor and blow up the ceiling to skip the lasers. While this does snag them the painting, it means the mansion is now in full alert, requiring the thieves to take down all of the usual residents of the mansion. While most of the characters remain the same, it appears that Hecatia has modified the Scarlet vampires to sound a lot more old-school rich-like....
|Sunny Milk||Thief of Light, Sunny MIlk||Invisible Thief is Invincible.||Invisible Mysterious Thief Fairy||Fairy Tactics|
|Luna Child||Thief of Light, Luna Child||Thief Leaving No Sound is Best||Silent and Foggy Thief Fairy||Fairy Tactics|
|Star Sapphire||Thief of Light, Star Sapphire||Thief That Can Detect is Perfect||The Ultimate Detection Thief||Fairy Tactics|
|Devil (Fire)||Scarlet Devil Mansion Guard C||(I’m amazed you made it over.)||(Trap that changes every week.)||Loot or Ceiling?|
|Devil (Sun)||Scarlet Devil Mansion Guard A||(Lady Patchouli’s traps…)||(Recently, it changes every day.)||Loot or Ceiling?|
|Devil (Earth)||Scarlet Devil Mansion Guard G||(We sometimes get fooled too.)||(That’s not fair.)||Loot or Ceiling?|
|Devil (Water)||Scarlet Devil Mansion Guard D||(It’s an endless maze)||(You can’t avoid that.)||Loot or Ceiling?|
|Koakuma||Little Devil Guard Captain||“I won’t let you pass.”||“High alert!”||Loot or Ceiling?|
|Devil (Wood)||Scarlet Devil Mansion Guard F||(The mistress gets lost too.)||(No way! …With a bomb?!)||Loot or Ceiling?|
|Devil (Water)||Scarlet Devil Mansion Guard E||“Why I’m a little devil?”||“Maybe Police would be fun too.”||Free Battle: 1st Treasure|
|Devil (Earth)||Scarlet Devil Mansion Guard H||“All the fairies are police…”||“Thieves look fun too.”||Free Battle: 1st Treasure|
|Devil (Sun)||Scarlet Devil Mansion Guard B||“We are short on manpower.”||“Lady Sakuya changed job?!”||Free Battle: 1st Treasure|
|Sakuya Izayoi||Maid Stops Intruders and Time||Saying, “Your time is mine.”||“Is more like a thieve’s line?!”||Free Battle: 1st Treasure|
|Devil (Metal)||Trove Guarding Devil||“We can’t let you leave!”||“The treatment is very good.”||Elusiveness of the Scarlet Mist|
|Devil (Sun)||Little Devil in the Trove||“But that thing is…”||“Why such a thing…?”||Elusiveness of the Scarlet Mist|
|Devil (Earth)||Trove Patrolling Devil||“Is that the target?”||“Shh! The mistress is watching.”||Elusiveness of the Scarlet Mist|
|Remilia Scarlet||Corrupt Scarlet Mistress?||“How darest thou challenge us.”||“Such magnificent bullets.”||Elusiveness of the Scarlet Mist|
|Flandre Scarlet||Corrupt Younger Scarlet Mistress?||“Thou art 495 years too early.”||“Such a letdown.”||Elusiveness of the Scarlet Mist|
Heists 9-10: Caught!
Failing their first heist due to nabbing the wrong painting, they are given a second chance through stealing a special robot fig - artifact - from the Moriya Shrine. Having the bright idea to send a calling card to their target, the team take the model while blending in with the crowd. Magician detectives are quick to arrive on the scene, immediately calling out Joon for the crime since...the team signed their calling card as the Joon Phantom Thieves. With their clever plan foiled, the thieves defend themselves from an enraged Sanae and her godly parents while making an escape. The magicians prove to be very difficult to evade, so Joon and the MC decids to take them all on and allow the rest of her friends to escape. While fending them off for a while, the magicians eventually capture the leader.
|Sanae Kochiya||Wind Priestess Loves Robots?||“It was really expensive!”||(I want the limited edition.)||Plastic Model Collection|
|Kanako Yasaka||Wind God Won’t Let Sanae Cry||“She’s been saving up money.”||(They look like the same to me.)||Plastic Model Collection|
|Suwako Moriya||Native God Chases You Forever||“It’s a reward for herself, right?”||(You don’t understand at all.)||Plastic Model Collection|
|Marisa Kirisame (Magician at the Hieda Residence)||Three Witch Detectives’ Power||“Detecting is all about power.”||“Tears don’t suit you.”||Goodbye Partners|
|Patchouli Knowledge (Great Library at the Hieda Residence)||Three Witch Detectives’ Intel||“...Is that necessary?”||“Do you have the courage?”||Goodbye Partners|
|Alice Margatroid (Puppeteer at the Hieda Residence)||Three Witch Detectives’ Brain||“You’re more of a thief.”||“Don’t ask me questions.”||Goodbye Partners|
Heists 11-12: Daring Escape
With the treasure confiscated after the arrest, Joon and the MC remain trapped in a jail until Yachie destroys the cell for an escape. While Joon is down on herself for losing their target and having to be saved, Yachie and Yamame remind her that they are a team and that she saved them already, so it was only natural to return the favor. The fairy cops arrive immediately on the scene before things get too mushy, so the Joon Phantom Thieves go up against the police once more to return to base.
|Fairy (Fire)||Guard Fairy Who is Slacking Off||“I want to be like Meiling!”||(I’ll follow Meiling’s example…)||Prison of the Blast|
|Fairy (Wood)||Carefree Guard Fairy||“Coming from the right!”||(What is it with that bazooka!)||Prison of the Blast|
|Fairy (Star)||Guard Fairy is Just Watching||Another Peaceful Day!||“A deserter? All clear!”||Prison of the Blast|
|Fairy (Earth)||Sleepy Night Shift Guard Fairy||“It’s time for bed.”||(Fairy is nodding off again.)||Prison of the Blast|
|Cirno||STRONGEST Officer Returns||“I’ll freeze any jailbreakers!”||Brilliant Ice-Colored Brains||Prison of the Blast|
|Fairy (Moon)||Guard Fairy in Charge of Keys||“I have to do something.”||“If she escapes, I’m in trouble!”||Prison of the Blast|
|Fairy (Sun)||Encircle ‘em! Police Fairy Siege!||“Hands in the air!”||“Freeze! Hands in the air!”||Eternal Teamwork|
|Fairy (Metal)||Catch Them! Police Fairy Siege!||“Put your weapons down!”||“Put the bullets down!”||Eternal Teamwork|
|Fairy (Sun)||After Them! Police Fairy Siege!||“Resist, or I’ll shoot!”||“You shoot me, I’ll shoot you!”||Eternal Teamwork|
|Fairy (Fire)||After them! Police Fairy Siege!||“Now, get on your knees!”||“Elbows on knees!”||Eternal Teamwork|
|Fairy (Moon)||Hang in There! Police Fairy Siege!||“Surrender!”||“Jump on the spot!”||Eternal Teamwork|
|Cirno||Officer Cirno is Here Again!||“I won’t let you go today…!”||“I’ll arrest you all!”||Eternal Teamwork|
|Daiyousei||Competent Assistant Chief||“You won’t get away with this!”||“Where did you hear that!”||Eternal Teamwork|
Heists 13-15: Re-stealing the Stolen
Hearing that the police were on the move and relocating their prize, the thieves are quick to head back out to reclaim their mission in hopes of being rewarded. Yachie is surprised to see Saki Kurokoma recruited as backup, seemingly there to collect some ransom money for her own clan. After a brief skirmish, the thieves continue to pursue the police only to be confronted by the magician detectives once more. While the detectives are full of themselves for catching them before, they are easily dispatched by the thieves thanks to their newfound comradery. Saki tells the police to run on ahead while she holds the thieves off, confusing them once they defeat her, explaining that she would have been faster than the cops. Eventually, Cirno and her squad are taken off once more as Yamame inserts the figure into her pocket.
|Saki Kurokoma||Fast-Running Black Pegasus||“You don’t have enough muscle!”||“More round trip to the shrine!”||Arrival of the Keiga Family|
|Fairy (Metal)||Police Fairy Set With Detectives||“Nice work, Miss Marisa!”||“Miss Alice is also amazing.”||Operation Steal the Treasure!|
|Fairy (Star)||Police Fairy Starting by Feet||Detective-Level Speed||But The Fairy Lacks In Wits||Operation Steal the Treasure!|
|Fairy (Moon)||Police Fairy Can Smell Cases||Detective-Level Instincts||Fairy Who Forgets to Report||Operation Steal the Treasure!|
|Fairy (Fire)||Police Fairy Wants a Raise||(I want to be promoted fast…)||(Cirno would be one day…!)||Operation Steal the Treasure!|
|Marisa Kirisame (Magician at the Hieda Residence)||Speed Type Magic Detective||“Don’t flatter me so much.”||“We shall settle this now!”||Operation Steal the Treasure!|
|Patchouli Knowledge (Great Library at the Hieda Residence)||Witch Detective Corners Target||“There’s no need to flatter.”||“...That’s convenient for you.”||Operation Steal the Treasure!|
|Alice Margatroid (Puppeteer at the Hieda Residence)||Dancing Doll Detective Magic||“You let them go once.”||“I’m going to arrest them.”||Operation Steal the Treasure!|
|Fairy (Star)||Let's go! Police Fairy Convoy||(I saw the sound barrier.)||“If we had a real competition…”||Free Battle: 2nd Treasure|
|Fairy (Wood)||Protect it! Police Fairy Convoy||(Coming three times the speed!)||“There’s no way I can win!”||Free Battle: 2nd Treasure|
|Fairy (Water)||Catch up! Police Fairy Convoy||(Too fast!)||“Are you faster than light?”||Free Battle: 2nd Treasure|
|Saki Kurokoma||Black Pegasus of Raging Winds||“Why don’t you work out again?”||“A round trip is good exercise.”||Free Battle: 2nd Treasure|
|Fairy (Wood)||Self-Proclaimed Top Career Fairy||“So, what’s a cop?”||“Must be fun to be a thief.”||Free Battle: 3rd Treasure|
|Fairy (Water)||Self-Proclaimed Police Fairy||“Don’t you know that?”||“The three fairies were lively.”||Free Battle: 3rd Treasure|
|Fairy (Star)||Self-Proclaimed Elite Police Fairy||“Police are like…”||“Isn’t being an officer boring?”||Free Battle: 3rd Treasure|
|Fairy (Metal)||The Usually Quiet Police Fairy||“I wonder what’s going on…”||“Shall we all be thieves?”||Free Battle: 3rd Treasure|
|Fairy (Sun)||First Day as a Police Fairy||“Doesn’t anyone know?”||“It’s my first day!”||Free Battle: 3rd Treasure|
|Fairy (Fire)||Daiyousei’s Junior Police Fairy||“I’ll follow my seniors!”||“Everyone is betraying?!”||Free Battle: 3rd Treasure|
|Daiyousei||Reliable Assistant Chief||(Don’t give up!)||(Cirno, you can do it.)||Free Battle: 3rd Treasure|
|Cirno||Officer Cirno Will End You Here!||(Was that a stretch?!)||Half-Given-Up Officer||Free Battle: 3rd Treasure|
Heists 16-18: |>/-/A|\|T /\/\ ER|~O|~
But of course, there was a hole in Yamame's pocket! The thieves are getting rather tired of failing, and Hecatia is as well. She decides to give her underlings a very last-minute, easy mission of stealing autumn's flavors from the Aki sisters. However, a misunderstanding causing Shion to run for the mission first, believing the group does not want her anymore, means the team has to finish the mission before she gets hurt. A run-in with the Futatsuiwa Badaboom Thieves (who act a lot more like western bandits...) along with even more fairies (not even police officers this time!) delay the thieves a bit, but they inevitably reach the Aki sisters. However...something seems very off, both in their appearance and the way they speak. Teamed up with Shion, Hecatia's hasty programming causes the Joon Phantom Thieves to go from doing a simple job to having to fight the Lunarian princesses!
|Tanuki (Wood)||Mamizou’s Subordinate||“I won’t let you interfere!”||“I will protect my master!”||The Pursuit of Yorigami’s Sister|
|Tanuki (Water)||Badaboom Thieves’ Vanguard||“Leave all your money!”||“You can’t pass.”||The Pursuit of Yorigami’s Sister|
|Tanuki (Star)||Mamizou’s Apprentice||“I will never forget this favor.”||“Please watch over me, Master.”||The Pursuit of Yorigami’s Sister|
|Tanuki (Moon)||Doing Errand for Mamizou||“I’m not too bad, right?”||(I’ll be a great youkai someday.)||The Pursuit of Yorigami’s Sister|
|Tanuki (Earth)||Badaboom Thieves’ Right-Hand||“I aim to be like our master!”||(Can transform into tableware)||The Pursuit of Yorigami’s Sister|
|Tanuki (Water)||Badaboom Thieves’ Lieutenant||“I think I’m most reliable.”||“Number two position is mine.”||The Pursuit of Yorigami’s Sister|
|Mamizou Futatsuiwa||Futatsuiwa Badaboom Thieves||“Thieving is all about deceiving.”||I’ll Show My Thief Disguise Later||The Pursuit of Yorigami’s Sister|
|Tanuki (Star)||Mamizou’s Right-Hand||“I’m the number one disciple!”||“I don’t mind being second.”||The Pursuit of Yorigami’s Sister|
|Fairy (Sun)||Fairy With Free Time||“What’s the latest fad?”||The New Fairy Thieves||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Fairy (Fire)||Fairy being Bored Lately||“It’s boring without Cirno.”||Aim to be The Thieves of Light||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Fairy (Metal)||Fairy Got Bored of Playing||“A Goddess Came!”||No Name Thief as of Now||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Fairy (Wood)||Wants to be a Thief Fairy||“I’m going to be a thief!”||“I started playing as a thief.”||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Fairy (Fire)||Fairy Wants to Join Police||“Then I’ll be a police officer!”||“I started playing police.”||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Fairy (Wood)||Fairy Who is Neither||“I’ll be…”||I'll Chase After Both of Them||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Fairy (Moon)||Fairy Looking for Daiyousei||“Is Dai busy lately?”||Police Assistant Fairy Candidate||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Fairy (Water)||Fairy Looking for Cirno||“I haven’t seen Cirno either.”||Fairy Wants to be a Detective||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Fairy (Earth)||Fairy Looking For Clownpiece||“Are you with the Goddess?”||Where Did Piece Go?||Free Battle: 4th Treasure|
|Shizuha Aki||Shizuha Aki…?||Shizuha Aki…?||Shizuha Aki…?||Hidden Strongest Sisters|
|Minoriko Aki||Minoriko Aki…?||Minoriko Aki…?||Minoriko Aki…?||Hidden Strongest Sisters|
|Watatsuki no Toyohime||53495a554851||MA’ANELL:00||00T1!1V1M||The Sisters’ Unlucky Day|
|Watatsuki no Yorihime||4d494e4f5249||Tool Si/sterL:||0’2!)-(!nn||The Sisters’ Unlucky Day|
Versions 1-3: Modified Thievery
After completing the simulation, Yukari takes it back from Hecatia for her own test run. Everything is practically reset, with focus being on the Joon Phantom Thieves properly taking down the Aki sisters without any errors. However, instead of being rewarded with the autumn banquet, Yukari changes things to where she has her own Phantasm Thieves to outwit the original phantom thieves! It quickly turns into the MC and the Joon Phantom Thieves versus Yukari's own gang of ragtag misfits...but why didn't she invite Ran and Chen to the game?
|Shizuha Aki||Shizuha Aki||The Usual (Older) Autumn God||Less Than a Second For Debug||Phantom Thief Association|
|Minoriko Aki||Minoriko Aki||Normal (Younger) Autumn God||Well, In Hell Seconds, That Is...||Phantom Thief Association|
|Saki Kurokoma||Black Pegasus Thief Rematch||Rematch with Yachie||"Keiga Family won't fall!"||Otters vs. Wolves|
|Byakuren Hijiri (Rabbit-Eared Biker)||Acharya Thief with an Iron Horse||Won’t Fight For Personal Gain||"How Counterproductive!"||Otters vs. Wolves|
|Nitori Kawashiro||Technical Kappa Thief||Look at This Cake Mastery||"Those arms are nice too."||Sweet Lost Night|
|Yukari Yakumo||Phantom Thief Phantasm’s Boss||Boundary of Restraint||"The llegendary thief is here."||Sweet Lost Night|
Bonus Notes (Miscellaneous Text and Unique Items)
Normal Event P (Purple Point Item): Hecatia, the game master, produces these points as currency for The Chivalrous Phantom Thief Princess.
Rare Event P (Calling Card): The fated day is near. We will come to claim your hidden heart. See you soon, the Joon Phantom Thieves.
4* Story Card: Invisible Phantom Thief?!
5* Story Card: Detective Phantom Thief?!
Music CDs: J&S W3 (Joon and Shion Yorigami), Forbidden Yamametal - Theme of Yamame (Yamame Kurodani), Avant-Garde Leader (Yachie Kicchou), Trine Intention (Hecatia Lapislazuli), Passing Through the Dendera Fields at Night (Home BGM)
Additional Note: Obviously, this event appears to take many notes from the ever-so-popular JRPG, Persona 5, with the concept of phantom thieves as well as the many mentions of stealing hearts (in the rare event points as well as the Extra Event Story). However, the idea of a phantom thief and group of anti-hero thieves is one that is very popular within Japan, hence why you are likely to find many of the events or scenes from this event inspired by other media from Japan.