15 years before the start of Shadow Hearts, Dehuai attempts to bring about the Valorization. He destroys all the gates into Kuihai Tower except the Yawang Gate. Dehuai’s plans are stopped by Zhuzhen, Col. Hyuga and Mr. Zhen. This battle cripples Dehuai and kills Col. Hyuga.
Throughout the first half of Shadow Hearts, Kuihai Tower is where Dehuai makes his plans to bring about the Valorization. When he eventually kidnaps Alice, he straps her to the Spirit Machine, which is used to channel her magic powers for the Demon’s Gate Invocation – the ritual that brings about the Valorization.
Once the party have found the Yawang Gate Key, they are able to enter Kuihai Tower. Yawang Gate is guarded by Yamaraja: Stone. Once defeated, the party progress up the tower to find Dehuai with Alice still attached to the Spirit Machine. Zhuzhen threatens to kill Dehuai like he should have 15 years ago, and Dehuai threatens to do the same to him and Yuri. He summons Badger Devil to buy himself some time while Alice’s life force continues to drain. Once it is defeated, Dehuai battles the party himself.
Temporarily defeated, Dehuai retreats to the roof to continue his ritual. Alice, almost dying, is given strength back by the voice in Yuri’s head. While the party prepare to confront Dehuai for the final time, the Japanese Army arrive, headed by Lt. Col. Kawashima and Sgt. Kato. They plan to let the party fight Dehuai, and then they shall take Kuihai Tower as a Japanese stronghold in Shanghai.
On the roof, Dehuai has drawn the Mandala of Hell, and has pointed the vessels of the four Gods towards the sky. He reveals that he never planned to use the Demon’s Gate Invocation to summon an Earth Spirit to cause a calamity in Shanghai. Instead he wants to use the Reverse Demon’s Gate Invocation to summon the Seraphic Radiance. To prevent any further intervention on the party’s behalf, Dehuai transforms into Yamaraja: Calamity and attacks them. However, they defeat him once again. He tries to use the last of his strength to summon the Seraphic Radiance, but dies doing so.
Even so the ritual was a failure, Albert Simon is impressed by Dehuai’s efforts, and appears in order to finish the ritual. He successfully summons the Seraphic Radiance – this is the highest order of Taoist Black Magic that Dehuai was trying to achieve. Once the Seraphic Radiance appears, Yuri attempts to fuse with it, despite Alice, Zhuzhen and Margarete‘s attempts to sway him. He fails and his soul is absorbed with that of the monster. The Seraphic Radiance attacks Shanghai with fire, effectively razing the city.
Before escape, Alice is able to save Yuri’s Pendant.
Shadow Hearts Walkthrough: Kuihai Tower
Kuihai Tower Items
Kuihai Tower Shop
Once the Japanese Army arrive, one of them will sell you essential items.
|Tome of the Moon||3000|
|Talisman of Mercy||820|
|Talisman of Luck||480|
|Holy Mother Bust||75|
Kuihai Tower Lottery
Lottery Member #9 is available to speak to once the Japanese Army appear. They are in the same place as the shop owner.