Hu Tao

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Hu Tao (Chinese: 胡桃 Hú Táo, "Walnut") is a playable character from Genshin Impact. She is the 77th Director of El Camino Funeral Home.

Summary

  • 1 Profile
    • 1.1 Appearance
    • 1.2 Personality
  • 2 History
    • 2.1 Story of character 1
    • 2.2 Story of character 2
    • 2.3 Story of character 3
    • 2.4 Story of character 4
    • 2.5 Story of character 5
    • 2.6 Cap of Celestial Harmony
    • 2.7 Vision
  • 3 Combat information
    • 3.1 Talents
    • 3.2 Constellation
    • 3.3 Ascension
    • 3.4 Statistics
  • 4 Changing rooms
  • 5
  • 6 Curiosities
    • 6.1 Etymology
  • 7 Navigation

Profile

Young Hu Tao is the 77th Director of El Camino Funeral Home and the main person in charge of all matters related to her.



However, despite his position, he does not always know how to behave properly. He has more evil ideas than there are grains of sand on the Yaoguang Coast.

Normally, Hu Tao is a girl who loves to play pranks. As soon as she has some free time, she runs around everywhere, so those who know her see her as someone who commands a lot and does little. The only moments when he shows his most serious and solemn side is when he personally leads a funeral march through a dimly lit street.



Appearance

She has fair skin, her eyes are scarlet with floral patterns, her long dark hair is parted in twin tails, with the ends dipped in crimson.

His Pyro vision is embedded in the back of his coat. He wears a dark brown hat with red flowers, branches, and a wooden talisman attached to the front.

He wears a traditional red shirt under his dark coat, with a mandarin collar. It has gold clasps attached below the neck and at the waist of her coat, it has long rectangular pigtails. In addition, she wears a pair of white socks with matching red flowers and high-heeled dress shoes.

Personality

Most of the characters who talk about her have a negative impression. She is usually described as a cheeky prankster who always causes trouble, and Qiqi's character stories say that she has a "punchy face" due to Hu Tao's insistence on burying her.

At first glance, she looks like a beautiful and cheerful girl. No one would think that she is actually the famous and illustrious Hu Tao.

Whether acting as the director of El Camino Funeral Home or the "famous" poet from Liyue Port, Hu Tao's nature is highly eccentric. Like lightning or sparks of flame, it always comes and goes in the blink of an eye, igniting everything around it.

History

The young Hu Tao She is the director No. 77 of El Camino Funeral Home and the main person in charge of all matters related to it. However, despite his position, he does not always know how to behave properly.



He has more evil ideas than there are grains of sand on the Yaoguang Coast, and his occurrences always catch anyone off guard.

Normally, Hu Tao is a girl who loves to play pranks. As soon as she has some free time, she starts running around everywhere, so those who know her see her as someone who commands a lot and does little.

The only moments in which he shows his most serious and solemn side is when he personally leads a funeral march through a dimly lit street.

Character story 1

Funerals are the last rite of passage in the lives of mortals, and El Camino Funeral Home has the honor of being the one that draws the last line on the canvas of those lives.

The traditional funeral services of Liyue are extremely abundant, with practices such as keeping the coffin of the deceased in a safe place so that those close to him make offerings, spending a few moments next to said coffin to protect it, the burial itself, the decision which funeral stele to use and which objects to bury next to the deceased ... There are an enormous number of strict rules for each and every step of the funeral.

Regardless of the deceased person's wealth, or whether they were of noble or humble origin, the golden rule of El Camino Funeral Home is to organize a funeral commensurate with their status.

Thus, it would be logical to think that the person in charge of directing an institution of such importance must be someone wise and meticulous.


However, the arduous task of being the 77th funeral director fell on none other than young Hu Tao.


Hu Tao enjoys a certain reputation in Liyue. When asked for his opinion of her, most people always say, "It's hard to explain ...".

Everyone praises his intelligence and cunning, but they greatly fear his pranks and antics, which are getting more and more creative.

At three years old, she was forced to keep her head on the ground and her legs up while she studied and read classical texts. At six, he skipped class one day to crawl into a coffin and sleep in it. And at the age of eight, he began working in the family business and studying funeral rites.

However you look at it, Hu Tao is not a serious person at all. He conducted and organized his first major funeral when he was in his early ten years. Then the rest of the funeral home workers and advisers were on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Character story 2

Fortunately, business is very important to Hu Tao, so it is the only thing he does in total seriousness.

She often says: "At El Camino Funeral Home, we charge money to the living to bury the dead, so we have a responsibility to satisfy both parties."

Hu Tao is very neat and orderly with the rules and protocols of the funeral home. When it closes for the day, she invites consultants from all over to educate the younger workers at the funeral home.

"Traditional funeral rites are a whole branch of independent study of customs and habits."

Of all the instructors, Zhongli is the most respected. His way of teaching is the one that has the most success, because thanks to him the training of the workers of the El Camino Funeral Home has been greatly improved.

Although Hu Tao tends to scoff at Zhongli's old-fashioned style, Zhongli is still the person he trusts the most. In addition, she always asks the other workers to adapt to the needs of the clients, and not to cling to a single type of funeral ceremony.

“Each client has their demands. Some want the deceased to leave free of sins and in peace; others like more joyful funerals; and the wealthiest clients only attach importance to the ostentation and luxury of the ceremony. What we do and how we do it depends fundamentally on what they want ”.

Since Hu Tao took over this work, the El Camino Funeral Home business has gained stability, ceremonies are always done properly, and there are even people whose views on funerals, a somewhat taboo subject in Liyue, have changed. Now when the other workers are studying, Hu Tao vanishes without a trace.

His interests and hobbies are most eccentric, although, in reality, they could not be considered fully as leisure activities either.

If someone sees the silhouette of a person in the moonlight on the docks and among the tall buildings of Liyue, with his arms crossed behind his head and reciting poetry, it is surely Hu Tao.

She loves to wander at night, and if at that moment she feels like it, she will not be able to resist the temptation to compose a poem, no matter where she is.

If a merchant is resting in one of the pavilions of the Huaguang Stone Forest, they may have the honor of seeing a mysterious young woman sitting and enjoying herself. What's more, Hu Tao amuses herself with even gambling or table games, which usually require four people.

What do you find funny about all this? Only Hu Tao herself knows that.

Character story 3

At the door of the Ministry of Civil Affairs there are two very realistic stone lion statues representing majesty and authority. But Hu Tao doesn't think the same. Once he looked at them carefully for a long time, and after thinking for a moment, he began to laugh uproariously and pat the lions' front claws.

Since then, he visits them frequently and strokes their heads while muttering things. Not only did he chat with them, but he even gave them proper names: the left lion is called "Grrr", and the right one is called "Meow".

Sometimes he even carries a bucket of hot water and a very large brush to wash them, something he does with a few graceful movements and great concentration, as if they were his pets.

In front of the door of the Xinyue Kiosk there is a tricolor cat that eats what Liyue's neighbors give it. One day, a citizen was playing with this cat just when Hu Tao was with his lions. It was a somewhat peculiar situation.

Before the puzzled look of that citizen, Hu Tao said in a very resounding tone:

"What do you think? That this cat is cute, but my Grrr and my Meow aren't? I know their fur is a bit coarser, but they are still soft! Any animal that makes you happy can be a pet. Also , No cat beat my Grrr and my Meow in majesty! "

This explanation left the man even more perplexed than he was.

Hu Tao has also spooked the guards at the Ministry of Civil Affairs many times, where the slight sound of footsteps is always heard at midnight. At first, the guards thought it was a thief, until they discovered a young girl playing with the lion statues in front of the door.

When they had finally gotten used to witnessing this strange scene, Hu Tao did not appear again for the Ministry. This was of concern to the guards: without it, they would have to take turns cleaning the lions.

In fact, they complied with it for many days, until the eccentric young woman finally reappeared. When asked why he hadn't come back, the answer they got was even more bizarre:

"Grrr and Miau have grown up and are independent now. They don't need me to take care of them anymore, so now I am talking with statues of gods."

Character story 4

Shortly after meeting, Hu Tao already regarded Qiqi as a good friend of his, whom he wanted to personally bury.

On many occasions he has devised the preparations, thought of the best moment to abduct her and even tried to cremate her and put her ashes in the tomb that she already has assigned to the outskirts of the city.

If it weren't for Baizhu from Bubu Pharmacy, Hu Tao would have gotten away with it by now.

Every time he catches her red-handed, he finds Qiqi's head sticking out of a sack Hu Tao has put it in. At such times, all Qiqi can do is watch her in perplexity as the eccentric young woman effusively digs the pit in which to cremate her.

After these failed attempts, Hu Tao writes a letter of apology to Qiqi, in which he regrets multiple times for not having been faster burying her so that she may rest in peace.

For Hu Tao, Qiqi died a long time ago and was trapped in the mortal world, from which she cannot free herself. For this reason, he considers that he suffers great suffering.

Instead, since Baizhu met Qiqi, his desire for her to live forever without aging has grown stronger and stronger.

However, Hu Tao can never agree with the idea of ​​going against the cycle of life and death.

If you insist on burying Qiqi it is not only because you take into account what it needs, but to balance the natural order of things. However, Qiqi does not want to be buried, as she is afraid of dying, and hates Hu Tao.

Thus a vicious circle is formed during which the poor zombie girl gets to have her moments of lucidity and remembers when to hide to avoid being caught by Hu Tao.

Qiqi's determination to live moved the eccentric young woman, so she put her wishes aside for a moment and investigated Qiqi's past: an unexpected accident, a dark Adeptus secret, many coincidences together ... Hu Tao began to doubting whether he had misbehaved with Qiqi.

Due to his great desire to live. He could not bury her by force, so he began to see her as the most special person in the world.

Since then, Hu Tao's attitude towards Qiqi changed enormously. From wanting to kidnap her, he became interested in her well-being.

Unfortunately, Qiqi has been afraid of Hu Tao for much longer, and he will still need a few years to forgive her.

Character story 5

In fact, Hu Tao is not best known for her role as a director, but for her other great achievement: creating poetry.

She calls herself the "verse monger of the darkest alleys," and free verse flows wildly from her mouth whenever she has free time to be on the streets.

The "Hilitune" is the most famous work of Hu Tao, much loved not only by the people of the port, but also by the children up to the Chingtsé Village.

Fans and critics alike were amazed by the simple yet profound originality of "Hilitune" and its creation, and flocked to Wanwen Bookstore to search for the works of this great poet. Unfortunately, Hu Tao's anthologies, called "Fiddle Sticks" and "Of Common Lives," respectively, have yet to be published.

Xingchiu, always immersed in books, also wanted to meet this strange person, so he chose an auspicious date to visit, bringing a gift with him.

The two hit it off right away, exchanging advice and impromptu poetry in the main hall of El Camino, and when faced with the poetry of Xingchiu's traditional artistic bent, Hu Tao could always come back with some strange and wonderful verse.

And it had meant in the chaos, indeed, a rhythm of the strange that anyone could perceive, and it was also catchy.

Thus, she "struck the old master with inexperienced fists", leaving Xingchiu speechless.

Finally, the poetic fight ended nicely, and they have been friends ever since, reading and composing poetry when they have time to meet.

In time, Chongyun was also recruited to serve as a referee, and his laughter filled the streets.

The poems born from these sessions would also be recorded by the viewers.

If you've ever heard a couple of verses combined, one strict and the other playful, chances are you've heard one created jointly by Hu Tao and Xingchiu.

Cap of Celestial Harmony

Hu Tao's hat is made of a hard material, and the symbol of the El Camino Funeral Home is engraved on its front.

Apparently, this accessory would be inherited from its 75th headmaster, whose build was rather robust and whose head was twice the size of Hu Tao's.

Therefore, the young woman spent an entire day and night arranging it to fit her size. Every time someone asks her, she says, “This hat is magic. It protects me because it attracts positive energies and drives away bad spirits. "

Hearing this, the funeral home workers laughed, as if mocking what Hu Tao had said. But the 77. Principal has a clear appreciation for her hat. Rain or shine, she always avoids getting stained by all means.

On one side of the hat is a cherry blossom plucked from a tree that she planted herself.

He let the flower dry in the wind, bleached it, left it in oil, drew its outline and put it in the sun for three days. The result is an exquisite decorative object that is cottony like clouds and has a subtle fragrance.

Vision

This story should start with Hu Tao's grandfather's funeral.

Ten days before the funeral itself, old Hu had passed away after a bout of illness. For its 75th Director, El Camino Funeral Home held a grand funeral, in accordance with the elder's own last wishes, to be led by Hu Tao.

Only thirteen years old at the time, Hu Tao, who would later become the director, made all the arrangements herself at the highest level, greatly impressing the undertakers.

After the funeral, thirteen-year-old Hu Tao grabbed her travel bag and went out alone in the dead of night. In her bag there were only a few servings, some water, and a medium to create some light. He was heading to a mysterious and rarely seen frontier.

Starting directly from Wuwang Hill, you can reach the "border". It is the line that separates life from death, the secrets of which have been managed by El Camino Funeral Home for generations. According to legend, it is a place where the souls of past relatives and the spirits of those with unfulfilled aspirations remain. For Hu Tao, this trip was an opportunity to see his grandfather one more time before he was gone for good.

For two days he traveled incessantly before finally reaching his destination, but was unable to locate his grandfather upon arrival. Among the countless spirits he walked, but none of them resembled the old man.

She stayed there all day before falling asleep exhausted, waking up to a night sky and heavy dew. A few lonely spirits gathered around him, clapping and laughing:

"Silly girl, why would Old Hu be here of all places? What were you thinking, looking for your relatives here?"

Hu Tao, who is not so easily swayed, continued to wait, day after day. His rations gradually disappeared and his water supplies ran out, but his grandfather did not appear. In the end, it was an old woman who approached her.

He rolled his eyes at the exhausted Hu Tao and smiled as he spoke: "Look at your stubbornness, you are exactly like old Hu. It's a shame, but none of the directors of El Camino Funeral Home would stay here." "You come from a family, simple speakers, so let me return the favor ... Go back. Go back to where you came from."

The old woman said goodbye to Hu Tao, before crossing the border and driving away. Hu Tao watched as the mysterious woman's figure grew smaller and disappeared, as a sense of doubt tinged with relief manifested itself.

Finally he came to the conclusion: the absence of his grandfather was due to the fact that he had crossed the border as soon as he arrived, to the place where he was chained. He had been open and honest in life, leaving no regrets behind, so was it right for his departure to be framed in terms of regret?

With a smile, he started on the return journey.

The distant moon had been casting a faint light on the path, but now it had been replaced by the bright light of dawn. As he walked, Hu Tao thought of a saying his grandfather had often quoted: "Live in life, die in death. Follow your heart, do what you can."

It was noon when Hu Tao came home. She climbed up the wall into the backyard, went straight to her room, and unpacked her duffel bag.

With his food and water gone, and the rest of his belongings unpacked, the bag that he had taken for empty instead contained a colorful Vision. When I arrive?

As one of the few living who had dared to visit the border, perhaps Hu Tao's actions had moved some unknown god.

Perhaps this was then a heavenly gift ... the ultimate recognition of his strength.

Combat information

Talents

Talent Description

El Camino Spear Technique
(Normal attack)
Normal attack: Perform up to 6 quick spear attacks.

Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to dash forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.

Launches from the air to hit the ground, damaging nearby enemies and dealing AoE Damage upon impact.


Guide to the afterlife
(Elemental skill)
Only the eternal flames can purify the impurities of this world.

Hu Tao consumes a part of his Life to push his enemies and enter the exalted butterfly state.

Excelsa butterfly:

  • Increases Hu Tao's ATK based on Max Life. that I had when entering this state. The ATK bonus obtained in this way cannot exceed 400% of Hu Tao's Basic ATK.
  • The ATK damage turns into Pyro Damage. This elemental change cannot be replaced by imbibing yourself with another element.
  • When attacking his enemies with Charged Attacks, he will apply the effect of bloody petals on them.
  • Increase the RES to Hu Tao's interrupt.

Bloody petals Enemies affected by Blood Petals will take Pyro Damage every 4 seconds. This damage is considered Elemental Skill damage.

Each enemy can only be affected by a single Blood Petal at a time, and that effect can only be reset by Hu Tao.

The lofty butterfly state will trigger when its duration expires, or when Hu Tao retreats from combat or is defeated.


Calm of the spirits
(Ultimate ability)
Hu Tao orders the Burning Souls to attack, dealing Pyro Damage in a large AoE.

When hitting his enemies, Hu Tao regenerates Life in proportion to his Max Life. This effect can only take place against a maximum of 5 enemies.

If Hu Tao's Life is less than or equal to 50% when attacking with this ability, he will deal more damage and regenerate more Life.


Subtle flapping
(Passive 1)
At the end of the duration of the Superb Butterfly state applied by Guidance to the Beyond, the CRIT of all team members (except Hu Tao) is increased by 12% for 8 seconds.

Bloodbath
(Passive 2)
When his Life is less than or equal to 50%, Hu Tao gains 33% Bonus Pyro Damage.

The more the better
(Passive 3)
When a "Perfect" is achieved when cooking a dish, there is an 18% probability of obtaining that same dish with the "strange" quality.
Talent enhancement materials

Teachings of effort

Effort guide

Philosophy of effort

Megaflora nectar

Bright nectar

Energetic nectar

Legacy of Evil Sword Fragment

Constellation

Each constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.
Level Constellation Description
1
Crimson bloom
When under the effects of a lofty butterfly applied by Guide to the Beyond, Hu Tao's Charged Attack will not consume Stamina.
2
Bad omen
Increases the damage done by Blood Petals by an amount equal to 10% of Max Life. Hu Tao had when applying said effect. In addition, Calm of the Spirits will apply the effect of bloody petals on the enemies attacked.
3
Scarlet persistence
Increase Guide to Beyond skill level +3. It can be increased up to Lv. fifteen.
4
Garden of Eternal Rest
When defeating an enemy that is under the effects of bloody petals applied by Hu Tao, the CRIT rating of all team members (except Hu Tao) is increased by 12% for 15 seconds.
5
Incense offering
Increase Calm of Spirits skill level +3. It can be increased up to Lv. fifteen.
6
Last breath
When Hu Tao's Life is below 25% or when he is about to take enough damage to be defeated, this ability will activate and have the following effects:
  • Such damage will not cause Hu Tao to be defeated, and will increase all of his Elemental RES and Physical RES by 10%, as well as his CRIT Prob by 200% for 100 seconds. Also, your interrupt RES will be greatly increased.
  • This effect will automatically activate when Hu Tao is 1 pt. of life. It can only occur once every 60 seconds.

Ascension

Ascension Nvl. Max. Cost Material Elemental 1 Material Elemental 2 Local Specialty Common Material
1 20 20,000
1 × Agate agnidus bit
None
3× silk flower

3 × Megaflora nectar
2 40 40,000
3× Fragment of agnidus agate

2 × Immature Jade

10× silk flower

15 × Megaflora nectar
3 50 60,000
6× Fragment of agnidus agate

4 × Immature Jade

20× silk flower

12 × Brilliant Nectar
4 60 80,000
3 × Chunk of Agate agnidus

8 × Immature Jade

30× silk flower

18 × Brilliant Nectar
5 70 100,000
6 × Chunk of Agate agnidus

12 × Immature Jade

45× silk flower

12 × Energy Nectar
6 80 120,000
6× Agnidus Agate

20 × Immature Jade

60× silk flower

24 × Energy Nectar
Max 90 Maximum level

Statistics

Max. Level Life ATQ DEF CRIT damage
20 1 1 211 8 68 -
20 3 141 21 177 -
40 20 4 179 29 235 -
40 6 253 43 352 -
50 40 6 990 48 394 9.6%
50 8 042 55 453 9.6%
60 50 9 056 62 508 19.2%
60 10 089 69 568 19.2%
70 60 10 826 74 610 19.2%
70 11 899 81 670 28.8%
80 70 12 637 86 712 28.8%
80 13 721 94 815 28.8%
90/Max 80 14 459 99 815 38.4%
90/Max 15 552 106 876 38.4%

locker rooms

  • Cherry fragrance
  • Cherry fragrance

    Constellation Papilio CharontisImage of the characters

    Curiosities

    • Hu Tao's Chinese voice actress, Dian Tao (陶 典), is the same voice actress as Kiana Kaslana, the main character of all previous miHoYo games.
    • Hu Tao is the first playable character from global launch to bear his full name in official media and on the game's interface; Kamisato Ayaka was the first, introduced in the Third Closed Beta Test, but then it was not available until Version 2.0. While other characters before them have known surnames, such as Jean (Jean Gunnhildr), Kaeya (Kaeya Alberich) and Diluc (Diluc Ragnvindr), use their first names in official material.
    • Hu Tao is associated with butterflies because Chinese traditions commonly associate them with life, death, and the dead.
    • He wears plum blossoms on his hat, which are associated with the end of winter. This fits its title, Thaw Fragrance, which also refers to the transition from winter to spring.
    • Hu Tao is the latest character whose Character Intro illustration is not the same as his Desire art illustration.

    Etymology

    • Although the characters in Hu Tao's name (胡桃) together mean "nut", they are written as two separate words: his last name (Chinese: 胡 Hú) and his first name (Chinese: 桃 Táo, "peach"). The English version reflects this by separating the two characters with a space, unlike most other Liyue characters whose names are written as one word.

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    Character story 1

    Funerals are the last rite of passage in the lives of mortals, and El Camino Funeral Home has the honor of being the one that draws the last line on the canvas of those lives.

    The traditional funeral services of Liyue are extremely abundant, with practices such as keeping the coffin of the deceased in a safe place so that those close to him make offerings, spending a few moments next to said coffin to protect it, the burial itself, the decision which funeral stele to use and which objects to bury next to the deceased ... There are an enormous number of strict rules for each and every step of the funeral.

    Regardless of the deceased person's wealth, or whether they were of noble or humble origin, the golden rule of El Camino Funeral Home is to organize a funeral commensurate with their status.

    Thus, it would be logical to think that the person in charge of directing an institution of such importance must be someone wise and meticulous.

    However, the arduous task of being the 77th funeral director fell on none other than young Hu Tao.

    Hu Tao enjoys a certain reputation in Liyue. When asked for his opinion of her, most people always say, "It's hard to explain ...".

    Everyone praises his intelligence and cunning, but they greatly fear his pranks and antics, which are getting more and more creative.

    At three years old, she was forced to keep her head on the ground and her legs up while she studied and read classical texts. At six, he skipped class one day to crawl into a coffin and sleep in it. And at the age of eight, he began working in the family business and studying funeral rites.

    However you look at it, Hu Tao is not a serious person at all. He conducted and organized his first major funeral when he was in his early ten years. Then the rest of the funeral home workers and advisers were on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

    Character story 2

    Fortunately, business is very important to Hu Tao, so it is the only thing he does in total seriousness.

    She often says: "At El Camino Funeral Home, we charge money to the living to bury the dead, so we have a responsibility to satisfy both parties."

    Hu Tao is very neat and orderly with the rules and protocols of the funeral home. When it closes for the day, she invites consultants from all over to educate the younger workers at the funeral home.

    "Traditional funeral rites are a whole branch of independent study of customs and habits."

    Of all the instructors, Zhongli is the most respected. His way of teaching is the one that has the most success, because thanks to him the training of the workers of the El Camino Funeral Home has been greatly improved.

    Although Hu Tao tends to scoff at Zhongli's old-fashioned style, Zhongli is still the person he trusts the most. In addition, she always asks the other workers to adapt to the needs of the clients, and not to cling to a single type of funeral ceremony.

    “Each client has their demands. Some want the deceased to leave free of sins and in peace; others like more joyful funerals; and the wealthiest clients only attach importance to the ostentation and luxury of the ceremony. What we do and how we do it depends fundamentally on what they want ”.

    Since Hu Tao took over this work, the El Camino Funeral Home business has gained stability, ceremonies are always done properly, and there are even people whose views on funerals, a somewhat taboo subject in Liyue, have changed. Now when the other workers are studying, Hu Tao vanishes without a trace.

    His interests and hobbies are most eccentric, although, in reality, they could not be considered fully as leisure activities either.

    If someone sees the silhouette of a person in the moonlight on the docks and among the tall buildings of Liyue, with his arms crossed behind his head and reciting poetry, it is surely Hu Tao.

    She loves to wander at night, and if at that moment she feels like it, she will not be able to resist the temptation to compose a poem, no matter where she is.

    If a merchant is resting in one of the pavilions of the Huaguang Stone Forest, they may have the honor of seeing a mysterious young woman sitting and enjoying herself. What's more, Hu Tao amuses herself with even gambling or table games, which usually require four people.

    What do you find funny about all this? Only Hu Tao herself knows that.

    Character story 3

    At the door of the Ministry of Civil Affairs there are two very realistic stone lion statues representing majesty and authority. But Hu Tao doesn't think the same. Once he looked at them carefully for a long time, and after thinking for a moment, he began to laugh uproariously and pat the lions' front claws.

    Since then, he visits them frequently and strokes their heads while muttering things. Not only did he chat with them, but he even gave them proper names: the left lion is called "Grrr", and the right one is called "Meow".

    Sometimes he even carries a bucket of hot water and a very large brush to wash them, something he does with a few graceful movements and great concentration, as if they were his pets.

    In front of the door of the Xinyue Kiosk there is a tricolor cat that eats what Liyue's neighbors give it. One day, a citizen was playing with this cat just when Hu Tao was with his lions. It was a somewhat peculiar situation.

    Before the puzzled look of that citizen, Hu Tao said in a very resounding tone:

    "What do you think? That this cat is cute, but my Grrr and my Meow aren't? I know their fur is a bit coarser, but they are still soft! Any animal that makes you happy can be a pet. Also , No cat beat my Grrr and my Meow in majesty! "

    This explanation left the man even more perplexed than he was.

    Hu Tao has also spooked the guards at the Ministry of Civil Affairs many times, where the slight sound of footsteps is always heard at midnight. At first, the guards thought it was a thief, until they discovered a young girl playing with the lion statues in front of the door.

    When they had finally gotten used to witnessing this strange scene, Hu Tao did not appear again for the Ministry. This was of concern to the guards: without it, they would have to take turns cleaning the lions.

    In fact, they complied with it for many days, until the eccentric young woman finally reappeared. When asked why he hadn't come back, the answer they got was even more bizarre:

    "Grrr and Miau have grown up and are independent now. They don't need me to take care of them anymore, so now I am talking with statues of gods."

    Character story 4

    Shortly after meeting, Hu Tao already regarded Qiqi as a good friend of his, whom he wanted to personally bury.

    On many occasions he has devised the preparations, thought of the best moment to abduct her and even tried to cremate her and put her ashes in the tomb that she already has assigned to the outskirts of the city.

    If it weren't for Baizhu from Bubu Pharmacy, Hu Tao would have gotten away with it by now.

    Every time he catches her red-handed, he finds Qiqi's head sticking out of a sack Hu Tao has put it in. At such times, all Qiqi can do is watch her in perplexity as the eccentric young woman effusively digs the pit in which to cremate her.

    After these failed attempts, Hu Tao writes a letter of apology to Qiqi, in which he regrets multiple times for not having been faster burying her so that she may rest in peace.

    For Hu Tao, Qiqi died a long time ago and was trapped in the mortal world, from which she cannot free herself. For this reason, he considers that he suffers great suffering.

    Instead, since Baizhu met Qiqi, his desire for her to live forever without aging has grown stronger and stronger.

    However, Hu Tao can never agree with the idea of ​​going against the cycle of life and death.

    If you insist on burying Qiqi it is not only because you take into account what it needs, but to balance the natural order of things. However, Qiqi does not want to be buried, as she is afraid of dying, and hates Hu Tao.

    Thus a vicious circle is formed during which the poor zombie girl gets to have her moments of lucidity and remembers when to hide to avoid being caught by Hu Tao.

    Qiqi's determination to live moved the eccentric young woman, so she put her wishes aside for a moment and investigated Qiqi's past: an unexpected accident, a dark Adeptus secret, many coincidences together ... Hu Tao began to doubting whether he had misbehaved with Qiqi.

    Due to his great desire to live. He could not bury her by force, so he began to see her as the most special person in the world.

    Since then, Hu Tao's attitude towards Qiqi changed enormously. From wanting to kidnap her, he became interested in her well-being.

    Unfortunately, Qiqi has been afraid of Hu Tao for much longer, and he will still need a few years to forgive her.

    Character story 5

    In fact, Hu Tao is not best known for her role as a director, but for her other great achievement: creating poetry.

    She calls herself the "verse monger of the darkest alleys," and free verse flows wildly from her mouth whenever she has free time to be on the streets.

    The "Hilitune" is the most famous work of Hu Tao, much loved not only by the people of the port, but also by the children up to the Chingtsé Village.

    Fans and critics alike were amazed by the simple yet profound originality of "Hilitune" and its creation, and flocked to Wanwen Bookstore to search for the works of this great poet. Unfortunately, Hu Tao's anthologies, called "Fiddle Sticks" and "Of Common Lives," respectively, have yet to be published.

    Xingchiu, always immersed in books, also wanted to meet this strange person, so he chose an auspicious date to visit, bringing a gift with him.

    The two hit it off right away, exchanging advice and impromptu poetry in the main hall of El Camino, and when faced with the poetry of Xingchiu's traditional artistic bent, Hu Tao could always come back with some strange and wonderful verse.

    And it had meant in the chaos, indeed, a rhythm of the strange that anyone could perceive, and it was also catchy.

    Thus, she "struck the old master with inexperienced fists", leaving Xingchiu speechless.

    Finally, the poetic fight ended nicely, and they have been friends ever since, reading and composing poetry when they have time to meet.

    In time, Chongyun was also recruited to serve as a referee, and his laughter filled the streets.

    The poems born from these sessions would also be recorded by the viewers.

    If you've ever heard a couple of verses combined, one strict and the other playful, chances are you've heard one created jointly by Hu Tao and Xingchiu.

    Cap of Celestial Harmony

    Hu Tao's hat is made of a hard material, and the symbol of the El Camino Funeral Home is engraved on its front.

    Apparently, this accessory would be inherited from its 75th headmaster, whose build was rather robust and whose head was twice the size of Hu Tao's.

    Therefore, the young woman spent an entire day and night arranging it to fit her size. Every time someone asks her, she says, “This hat is magic. It protects me because it attracts positive energies and drives away bad spirits. "

    Hearing this, the funeral home workers laughed, as if mocking what Hu Tao had said. But the 77. Principal has a clear appreciation for her hat. Rain or shine, she always avoids getting stained by all means.

    On one side of the hat is a cherry blossom plucked from a tree that she planted herself.

    He let the flower dry in the wind, bleached it, left it in oil, drew its outline and put it in the sun for three days. The result is an exquisite decorative object that is cottony like clouds and has a subtle fragrance.

    Vision

    This story should start with Hu Tao's grandfather's funeral.

    Ten days before the funeral itself, old Hu had passed away after a bout of illness. For its 75th Director, El Camino Funeral Home held a grand funeral, in accordance with the elder's own last wishes, to be led by Hu Tao.

    Only thirteen years old at the time, Hu Tao, who would later become the director, made all the arrangements herself at the highest level, greatly impressing the undertakers.

    After the funeral, thirteen-year-old Hu Tao grabbed her travel bag and went out alone in the dead of night. In her bag there were only a few servings, some water, and a medium to create some light. He was heading to a mysterious and rarely seen frontier.

    Starting directly from Wuwang Hill, you can reach the "border". It is the line that separates life from death, the secrets of which have been managed by El Camino Funeral Home for generations. According to legend, it is a place where the souls of past relatives and the spirits of those with unfulfilled aspirations remain. For Hu Tao, this trip was an opportunity to see his grandfather one more time before he was gone for good.

    For two days he traveled incessantly before finally reaching his destination, but was unable to locate his grandfather upon arrival. Among the countless spirits he walked, but none of them resembled the old man.

    She stayed there all day before falling asleep exhausted, waking up to a night sky and heavy dew. A few lonely spirits gathered around him, clapping and laughing:

    "Silly girl, why would Old Hu be here of all places? What were you thinking, looking for your relatives here?"

    Hu Tao, who is not so easily swayed, continued to wait, day after day. His rations gradually disappeared and his water supplies ran out, but his grandfather did not appear. In the end, it was an old woman who approached her.

    He rolled his eyes at the exhausted Hu Tao and smiled as he spoke: "Look at your stubbornness, you are exactly like old Hu. It's a shame, but none of the directors of El Camino Funeral Home would stay here." "You come from a family, simple speakers, so let me return the favor ... Go back. Go back to where you came from."

    The old woman said goodbye to Hu Tao, before crossing the border and driving away. Hu Tao watched as the mysterious woman's figure grew smaller and disappeared, as a sense of doubt tinged with relief manifested itself.

    Finally he came to the conclusion: the absence of his grandfather was due to the fact that he had crossed the border as soon as he arrived, to the place where he was chained. He had been open and honest in life, leaving no regrets behind, so was it right for his departure to be framed in terms of regret?

    With a smile, he started on the return journey.

    The distant moon had been casting a faint light on the path, but now it had been replaced by the bright light of dawn. As he walked, Hu Tao thought of a saying his grandfather had often quoted: "Live in life, die in death. Follow your heart, do what you can."

    It was noon when Hu Tao came home. She climbed up the wall into the backyard, went straight to her room, and unpacked her duffel bag.

    With his food and water gone, and the rest of his belongings unpacked, the bag that he had taken for empty instead contained a colorful Vision. When I arrive?

    As one of the few living who had dared to visit the border, perhaps Hu Tao's actions had moved some unknown god.

    Perhaps this was then a heavenly gift ... the ultimate recognition of his strength.

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