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Fifteen years before the events of Shadow Hearts, a tornado sank many ships, with Li Li's father on one of them. Since he was her only blood relative, Li Li stood on the docks, praying fervently for his homecoming. Her father didn't return no matter how long she waited, so she called out to the stormy sea. "Blue Dragon! God of Fishermen! Anyone! Please save my father's life. I will do anything!" At that moment, a massive bolt of lightning struck the water, and the ocean suddenly became calm. Her father's ship returned safely, but the gods were cruel; they had swapped her voice with his. He now spoke in Li Li's sweet dulcet tones, and from that day on, he refused to ever speak again.
That year, a traveling theatre troupe had come to Dalian, and soon she fell in love with one of the actors. Sea Mother tried everything to restore Li Li's voice, to no avail. The only way was for Li Li to kill her father.
One fateful night, Li Li came to Sea Mother, and asked in her father's voice to borrow her ritual knife. Every night she would go to her father's bedside, lay the dagger over her father's bearded throat, and try to muster the conviction to commit the final act; every night, Li Li could not do it. Unknown to her, her father was pretending to be asleep at that time every night as well, completely aware of her actions. He was ready to die, if it meant his daughter would have her beautiful voice back.
Eventually, the troupe was ready to depart from Dalian the next day. That night, Li Li went to her father's bedside, but he had gone out to sea in search of some fish that could be caught only on the night of the new moon. By irony of ironies, that night a storm rolled in and the seas raged wildly; by the time the sun reappeared and rose high overhead the next day, there was still no sign of Li Li's father. That night, the debris of a fishing boat washed ashore from the crimson red ocean, and everyone was sure her father was dead. Li Li cried and cried in despair; now neither her voice nor her father would ever return. The young man she fell in love with tried to console her that night, but she would not let him in; he never learned that the hideous cries coming from the other side of the wall were Li Li's own.
Late that evening after the sun went down, a slimy creature shambled in from the sea, and entered Li Li's room. It was her father, who had come back to let Li Li kill him to return her voice. She could not do it; instead, she scooped the mass that had become of her father, and used his weight to drown herself in the port.
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- The tornado that happened fifteen years ago may have been a result of Dehuai using the Demon's Gate Invocation, which also happened fifteen years ago.