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The Dainichi Mikoshi (Japanese: 大日御輿 "Great Sun Mikoshi") is a subarea in Enkanomiya, Inazuma. It is an artificial sun that was created by Aberaku no Mikoto in order to protect Byakuyakoku from the Bathysmal Vishaps. It can be toggled on and off to control Enkanomiya's day and night, respectively called Whitenight and Evernight. The subarea contains the Dainichi Mikoshi structure itself and the surrounding area.

Before the establishment of the Inazuman Watatsumi culture it was known as Hyperion (or Byakuya no Hikari).[1] Aberaku also called it the Helios.[2]

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Lore

The Dainichi Mikoshi is an artificial sun that was created in the depths of Byakuyakoku by Aberaku. When Byakuyakoku fell into the ocean, it was terrorized by the Dragonheirs of the Depths, which are now called Bathysmal Vishaps. The people of Byakuyakoku pleaded to be saved from the Dragonheirs, but the Primordial One and three of its four shining shades did not answer. Only Istaroth, one of the other shining shades, heard and taught Aberaku enough knowledge such that he could create Dainichi Mikoshi, which he called "Helios, the divine chariot of the sun." The light of Helios drove away the Dragonheirs and so Whitenight came and Evernight was banished, ushering in the first year of Sun and Moon.[3]

After Aberaku built the Dainichi Mikoshi and staved off the threat of the Dragonheirs, peace was established in Byakuyakoku. But in the second year of Sun and Moon, a cabal of corrupt nobles[3][4] would manipulate the people into worshipping the Dainichi Mikoshi as a god, and chose a child to be their puppet ruler, called the Sunchild, and rule over the land.[5] Aberaku opposed this, so the Sunchild accused Aberaku of high treason and imprisoned him.[5] On the tenth year of Sun and Moon, Aberaku died in prison and his clothes and body were enshrined in various places in acknowledgement of his achievements for creating the Helios. However, this had the effect of splitting apart his soul into fragments, rendering him unable to rest for many years.[5]

Eventually, a Byakuyakoku child would discover Orobashi, who was hiding in a cave due to having escaped from the Archon War. The child would ask Orobashi to become their god, and he agreed, overthrowing the Sunchild's rule and becoming Byakuyakoku's ruler.[3] After his arrival, Orobashi used its powers to bolster the Dainichi Mikoshi's power, enabling Enkanomiya to have a day and night cycle that could be toggled manually.[6]

Trivia

  • There are floating rocks above the Dainichi Mikoshi from which players can glide to Yachimatahiko's Locus, Yachimatahime's Locus, and Kunado's Locus without falling into the depths. However, some of these rocks are unclimbable and can only be stood upon, so players will need to use Traveler (Geo)'s Starfell Sword and may need to use an additional height booster such as Venti's Skyward Sonnet or Kazuha's Chihayaburu to reach the top.
    • Gliding to all three loci with 240 Max Stamina is possible with various combinations of Stamina restoration, decreases in gliding Stamina consumption, increases in gliding movement speed, and Talents that can be used in mid-air to gain distance or height.
  • Although Albedo's Level 3 Constellation Grace of Helios also mentions the name Helios, it is perhaps merely coincidental, since its original Chinese name (Chinese: 太阳之华) means the "Brilliance of the Sun" and does not make a direct reference to this Greek deity name.

Etymology

  • The term 大日 refers to Vairocana (Japanese: だいにちにょらい Dainichi Nyorai), the sun Buddha of the Five Tathāgatas (Five Great Buddhas).
  • Mikoshi (Japanese: 御輿 Mikoshi) refers to a sacred religious palanquin used in Shinto.

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Dainichi Mikoshi
Chinese
(Simplified)
大日御舆
Dàrì Yùyú
Great Sun Religious Monument[• 1]
Chinese
(Traditional)
大日禦輿
Dàrì Yùyú
Japanese だいにち輿こし
Dainichi Mikoshi
Great Sun Religious Monument[• 1]
Korean 다이니치 미코시
Dainichi Mikosi
Spanish Dainichi Mikoshi
French Dainichi Mikoshi
Russian Дайнити Микоси
Dayniti Mikosi
Thai Dainichi Mikoshi
Vietnamese Dainichi Mikoshi
German Dainichi Mikoshi
Indonesian Dainichi Mikoshi
Portuguese Dainichi Mikoshi
  1. 1.0 1.1 ZH & JA: See Etymology for explanation.

Change History

Released in Version 2.4
Version 2.4
  • Dainichi Mikoshi was released as a subarea of Enkanomiya.
  • Previous mentions of "Oohirume no Omikoshi" in the English version were changed to "Dainichi Mikoshi."

Version 2.1

  • Oohirume no Omikoshi was first mentioned in the World Quest The Moon-Bathed Deep.

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