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Mikoshi (Japanese: 神輿, lit. "spirit/god litter") is a piece of cyberspace infrastructure in Cyberpunk 2077.

Overview[]

Mikoshi is one of Saburo Arasaka's main projects. It is a data fortress located within a part of cyberspace controlled by the Arasaka Corporation, with servers found on orbital stations around the Earth.[1] It contains the digitized personalities of clients from the "Secure Your Soul" program, as well as the victims obtained through Soulkiller.[2]

Information regarding their access point locations or technical specifications is classified, and any request to know about them is denied.[3] However, access points can be found in every major Arasaka HQ found worldwide.

Izanagi[]

Izanagi is the name for the Mikoshi access point located right under the Arasaka Tower in Night City. To access the facility, an Arasaka employee must first have an active "Kisen" authorization level, followed by a registration and granted permission for the requested session. If said employee also wants to use the facility for research purposes, they will require input of the grant or a permit number issued by the acting head of the Arasaka Research Operations. Additionally, all sessions will be recorded.[3]

Database Entry[]

Mikoshi

MIKOSHI

Mikoshi is one of the most heavily guarded data fortresses in Arasaka and holds the digitized minds of clients from the "Secure Your Soul" program. For security reasons, information about the program is still classified by the corporation and the physical location of Mikoshi is a closely guarded secret together the smattering of access points nested in cyberspace. Among netrunners who have breached Arasaka there's a widespread belief that Mikoshi is a "soul prison" for the digitized victims of Soulkiller. Rumor has it that Arasaka uses the souls of captured netrunners to use them as data collectors, but so far no one has been able to verify this.[2]

Trivia[]

  • In real life, a Mikoshi is a sacred religious palanquin in the Shinto faith, essentially a portable shrine. It serves as the vehicle to transport a deity in Japan while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine. Oftentimes, the mikoshi resembles a miniature building, with pillars, walls, a roof, a veranda, and even a railing.

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References[]

  1. Search and Destroy
  2. 2.0 2.1 CD Projekt RED. Cyberpunk 2077. Video Game, Multi-Platform. Poland, CD Projekt S.A., 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Access Point Operation Protocol – Izanagi


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