Part 19: Drink blood like a vampire without warningUpdate VIII: Drink blood like a vampire without warning
Song Title Reference: Who Do You Voodoo by Josef Lord (Sam B.) and Christopher Knight
So uh things didnt turn out so well in the last update. To put it simply: It hasnt been a great day for Itsuki. Also not a great day for Granvania, but the people of Granvania are jackasses that blame Itsuki for everything, so fuck them.
So what better way to follow that up than by entertaining Mahiru and her stupid school rumor crap for a third time.
Why were you blowing in my ear?!
What? Youre the one who told me to find a gentler way to wake you up.
When I said that, I meant that maybe you could try just nudging me or something Why do you always have to be weird about it?
Anyway, up and at em! Time to hunt down some rumors!
Hunt rumors ? What are you talking about?
Oh right... Dont tell me youre still planning to keep doing that?
Of course! Do you want to miss a chance to go home?
Home Mahiru, I-- Never mind. Youre right. Just let me get up and get ready.
~Star God Academy Hallway~
What rumor do you plan on investigating today?
Not investigate! Hunt!
Okay, okay. Calm down. What rumor are we hunting today?
So, lets take our time with the appetizers today. I want to hunt every lead to see if its related to the disappearances!
Then what do we start with? The Classmating Potion one?
Ah, the totally fake rumor where Star Maidens have illicit relationships, right? If youre so interested in that rumor, we may as well begin our hunt with that.
I never said I was interested in it. Im just throwing out suggestions. Gotta start somewhere.
Oh, here are some people we can interview.
Femiruna, do you have a moment? We have something we wanted to ask you.
Oh, is this for the academy newspaper? Ohoho, of course there would be interest in a talented Star Maiden like myself.
Better watch it, Femiruna. Next vote isn't finished yet, so you still have a chance to blow it and end up at the bottom of my vote list.
Charmed, Im sure. Ask whatever you would like.
You got it. We wont hold back. Wed like to ask what you think about the Seven Academy Wonders.
I have no interest in such things. Rumors are merely idle pleasures of the masses.
What about the Academy Disappearances or Itsukis Classmating Potion?
Wait, what? When did that become my rumor?
What?! Itsuki, you truly believe in such idle gossip? Well, I guess such rumors are not wholly unrelated to me. I did have my servants look into this. The results they found
However, that rumor was distorted According to my intelligence division. So? Has my information helped at all?
Do same sex couples doing the deed also cause Impurities? I really feel like the game should be expanding on the mechanics at work here. Theres gotta be a loophole somewhere where people can get their rocks off without creating big buff monster men.
Yeah, I think weve heard enough about that one. Thanks, Femiruna.
What? Finished already? Do you not have any more personal questions?
Sorry, Femiruna, we have to get going
So, is that all then?
Thanks for the help! Ill see you in class.
*Femriuna wanders off*
Looks like that one was a bust.
Are you disappointed?
Not really. No.
At least its good to know it has nothing to do with the disappearances.
Yeah. Hm? Is that Lillie running towards us?
*It is unfortunately*
You seem happy yourself, Lillie.
I already heard. Youre doing interviews for the newspaper, right? In that case, interview me.
Whats the angle, Lillie? Why are you so interested?
Its not for the newspaper.
But you just interviewed Femiruna, right?
Nope. But I gotta say, that info you got from Femiruna is pretty suspicious.
You mean about the Classmating Potion?
Ive heard Maidens who have experienced Classmating tend to become couples.
..Uh, why? I could see the connection if two Maidens Classmated together, like in Tri-Mating, but Tri-Mating is supposed to have been nearly lost to time.
That means you and I will be head over heels before too long.
Oh, god. Theres a pairing I dont want to imagine
Wh-What are you talking about?
Itsuki, youre interested in us getting it on, aint ya?
Not really. Its got nothing to do with me.
Youre so boring. It was just a joke.
A j-joke ?
Whatever. In any case, Im ready whenever you are, Ma-hi-ru~ See ya!
So you and Lillie, huh?
Knock it off. There is no way its true.
Sorry, I couldnt resist making fun. You would have totally done the same thing. Anyway, what do we do now?
Wait here for a second. Ill be right back.
Why? You need to take a leak?
Geez, you have no delicacy
Only with you.
*Mahiru wanders off to go do whatever it is she needs to do*
Looks like today was a waste, too. Oh well, at least theres only a few more rumors that she can chase after.
Sorry. Mahiru is dragging me around again.
Are you here for your rumor investigation?
Rumor hunt. You have to call it that or Mahiru gets all worked up.
Now that you mention it, isnt she with you?
She ran off to the restroom.
Speaking of restroom
Ah! Dammit, dont sneak up like that
Dont act so surprised! Im the one who should be surprised here Anyway, remember the Toilet Fairy rumor?
Like I would. How ridiculous.
I greatly enjoyed that.
Owww! Did I bump into something?
That thing you bumped into flew pretty far away Its probably already up in the stars by now
Augh! Itsuki, Mahiru! Fancy meeting you in a place like this.
You mean the school?
What are you up to?
Hehe, rumor hunting! Were investigating the Seven Academy Wonders.
Augh augh! I know about those!
Ah! We were just talking about that one.
Mahiru, do you know where they say the toilet fairy pops out of?!
You sound like you know.
Augh! Of course! Arent I amazing, Itsuki?
You sure are, Tarua.
Hehe. I got a compliment! Feel free to give me head pats too, Itsuki.
Here you go.
Honestly, I dont think youre that far off the mark.
You dont know how to handle women
You say that, but
Augh augh! I really liked it though!
Tarua, would you mind taking us to that bathroom?
Augh! Sure! I wanted to use the restroom anyway.
Is that why you were blasting through the hallways like that?
Augh, augh, augh, augh Remembering that is making it hard to hold it iin!
Tarua, lets hurry.
*One bathroom break later*
How the hell did this thing manage to survive the ages? It looks like it predates the school by a couple of decades.
These are the restrooms in the rumor. Well, see ya later!
*Tarua runs off*
These things are looking a little rough. They definitely look like something that could be haunted.
Shall we split up and check the boys and girls sides?
The hell do you mean? Its an outhouse. It doesnt have a girls side or a boys side. Its a damn hole in the ground.
Thats not necessary.
Oh good, back from space already?
Is it you?
But you told us you didnt know before.
I cant sit idly by and watch you drag Itsuki around for such nonsense.
Mana, what do you know?
Why hide it? The identity of the Toilet Fairy is me.
Oh, shit. I was joking. It really is Mana?
For starters, Im not even a fairy.
Whichever users in the thread threw out that theory: Congrats, you nailed it.
But arent Impurities monsters? So then you just look like a fairy.
Okay, so shes an impurity, but shes one of the cute ones. Same as the Sagitta.
A mage brought me out of one of the labyrinths 100 years ago. They were trying to give Impurities knowledge and find a way to coexist.
Pretty ballsy move, but its nice to know that at least someone out there was trying to be a problem solver instead of relying on kidnapping victims that their god kept bringing to their world.
Because I was a failed experiment, they were going to dispose of me But I escaped before anyone could do that.
So, did you hold a grudge against humans and attack those students?
Do you know what I love most?
What the fuck, Mana?!
After I ran away from the lab, I lived in the academy. There were tons of prey there. However, the mages experiment granted me intellect that surpassed my instincts. So, even though I drank their blood, I didnt kill them. I dont hate humans. Also, I only drank blood Until I realized I could live off other things.
Surprisingly, that Gods Gift didnt kill me and ended up protecting me. Since then, Ive been in service to this country. I wouldnt say Im completely reformed, but I am grateful to him.
Ill be honest. I wasnt expecting a backstory like that.
But, I still thirst. When Im with you, I sometimes want to drink your blood.
I dont think youd like my blood. Its probably full of poisonous Sora cells, or something
Heehee, that was a joke. Anyway, enough reminiscing.
So is that why Mana is such a skeevy pervert? Because shes an Impurity, which are born from people sexing each other up? Huh I mean, shes still an annoying character. Im just slightly impressed that the game came up with an explanation for it. Actually, impressed may be too strong a word. Maybe just surprised.
Mahiru, Im gonna release Itsuki from this insanity.
We still havent found out anything about the disappearances. Until we reach our goal, we will hunt down the truth. Please wait until then, Mana.
Isnt it standard in these situations to just quietly yield?
Ill make Itsuki promise he wont try to exterminate you in the future.
Well see what happens.
So you promise too! Promise that you wont drink our blood!
Oh fine! Do whatever you want!
*Mana storms off*
Looks like shes angry again.
Irreconcilable differences. Ill apologize to her after our rumor hunt.
Right. So a few weeks from now, then.
Anyway, I was thinking about this while I was in the restroom
It does also seem suspicious. Fix that spelling, SC.
We havent checked it out yet. I think its worth investigating.
You mean where he disappears into the wall?
The rumor says a student saw it through the window of the Headmasters room. In a movie, thered be a secret door or something like that.
Okay, not totally comfortable with Narcisstes little British surveillance setup here.
Actually, hold up a minute. Why the fuck does he have a CCTV camera monitoring some random countryside? And is that is that Mireis laboratory? And the old toilets we were just investigating? You even have a camera monitoring the fucking Doctors Office! Thats a massive breach of privacy. What the shit, Narc?!
Its supposed to be off-limits, but it was really easy to get in
I mean, we are way too important for him to punish us very much, but if we get caught were still going to be in a lot of trouble. You know that, right?
So lets not get caught and look for that secret door.
Right, time for Metal G-
Damn. That didnt even last long enough for me to make a joke.
Mahiru, I thought I told you the Headmasters room was off limits.
Right, but the door wasnt locked, so
The door was locked by Star Energy.
Oh come on. Is that really necessary? A simple deadbolt would do just as good a job you know.
Which means, you two opened it using your powers as Gods Gifts.
Well, we are Gods Gifts after all
This is no laughing matter.
I agree, but not for the reason that Narcisstes is thinking of.
I have a question. Why is the Headmasters room off limits anyway?
Thats a national secret.
So you wont tell us?
Mahiru, please dont put me in this position. Itsuki, you either.
Im just along for the ride.
In any event, do not come back here, you two. Understand?
Right. Got it.
*And then we get kicked out of the Headmasters Office. Boy, I cant wait for Narcisstes to eventually betray us or otherwise reveal the secret that room is protecting after everything has gone to shit and the knowledge is no longer helpful. Christ, this is going to be Ruby all over again, isnt it?*
~Star God Academy Field~
There is something there! Are neither of you going to bring up the fact that Narcisstes has cameras hidden everywhere?
Mahiru, we promised we wouldnt go back in there.
Are you really going to push your luck like that?
*And Mahiru takes her leave*
*sigh* Still not done with this, are we?
Another ill-advised investigation is finished with. At least we got to learn about Manas origins, which includes the fact that Im now fairly certain she will betray us or something some day and well have to put her down because she went berserk. Those cuffs she has on are probably whats keeping her in control and I wouldnt be surprised if they get broken by the villains.
Ive got some space left in this update, so lets have a look at some side stuff.
First of all, Tri-Mating is now unlocked. Tri-Mating costs more BP to do (150 instead of 100), but it allows you to select two Star Maidens to Classmate with instead of just one. This normally means that the stat spreads will be maxed out and you can create whatever Star Child you want with whatever Mother you want (in other words, you can give all the Star Child Classes any maiden hair color).
In order to unlock a particular Maiden for Tri-Mating, you need to reach Bond Level 4 (or max out Level 3, in other words) and then exit the Stardust Labyrinth. Doing so will trigger a scene, such as the one below. Well have a look at Ruka, since she gets basically no screen time due to being at the bottom of the Focus Maiden rankings.
Oh, hey Ruka. What are you-
This is pissing me off!
Whats got your panties in a bunch, Rukie?
Its all your fault!
What are we talking about, exactly?
Im not doing anything! What the hell is the matter?
Dont play dumb! I already know all about you!
You should spill the beans, Im just as confused.
Wh-Wh-Wha Th-Then why did my Star Brand start shining?!
Beats me. I dont control those things.
That shows your bond with Itsuki has deepened. What about it?
Youre still trying to play dumb? Itsuki, you too?!
I should remind everyone that Ruka is supposedly able to tell when people are lying. You could handwave Itsuki, but if Rukas powers are real then she should be able to tell whether or not Mana is lying.
I. Dont. Know. Why wont you just tell us?
Wh-What?! You want me to say it out loud?! Youre a monster! Youre the worst!
If you dont wanna say it, fine. I honestly dont wanna hear your complaining. Itsuki, lets just go.
Yeah. Sorry, Ruka. But me and the Star Children are tired out from the Labyrinth. If you arent going anywhere with this then-
W-Wait! O-Okay, you win! Ill tell you! Ill tell you everything, so dont go!
Finally talking, eh? So, what are you so mad about?
Argh! I cant say it!
You need to practice your punchlines. Well, time to let the beast out of the cage. Your Star Brand lit up to prove that youre ready for Tri-Mating. I understand youre embarrassed to Tri-Mate with Itsuki.
Oh right. I forgot that was a thing So its time, huh?
Youll have other Star Maidens join in the ritual, so just imagining it Im sure you cant even sleep at night because youre too excited!
Fuehehehe Rukie It seems like Itsuki cant wait to do the Tri-Mating Ritual with you.
Wh-What ? Ive had enough of this! Im going home!
*Ruka books it*
She sure is fun to tease.
You need to stop putting words in my mouth. And if you already knew what she was getting at, then why didnt you just say so?
Youre so dense You need to learn how young girls think.
And there you go. Each Maiden has one of those events which trigger after you exit the Labyrinths. Once you see a certain Maidens event, they can then Tri-Mate. I wont show off every event here, because all of them follow the same general premise as what we just saw (i.e. Mana explains Tri-Mating).
That said, there are a handful of little details blurted out during these scenes, so here are the summaries:
Arie shows up outside the Labyrinths because she thought her Star Brand shining was a sign that something bad had happened to Itsuki, so she got concerned. Arie lets slip that shell be looking forward to Tri-Mating, but back peddles out of embarrassment when Itsuki questions what she said. Arie then starts to feel a little bad/guilty about enjoying Classmating, because she thinks itll bring divine punishment (Arie, I assure you that Star God is cool with it).
Mana reveals that the last Gods Gift was kind of a shut-in. He also apparently had a huge crush on Mirei (who wasnt a Star Maiden back then). He went to young Mireis room basically every day and of course Mirei thinks that its because he was super interested in Star Energy and the research she was doing. Mana points out that Gods Gift was definitely interested in something, but it wasnt research.
Reone is stoked for the Tri-Mating thing because she (in her own words) gets to service you and another Star Maiden at the same time. She then talks about Itsuki needing more stamina in order to be able to satisfy her plus another girl. She also whips out a stamina drinking that Mirei made that contains Rainbow Viper, which Mana says is a highly venomous snake. Reone and Mana get excited as they attempt to force Itsuki to test it to boost his stamina.
Farun is weird about the Tri-Mating. She shows up being really twitchy and anxious. She says she is waiting for Itsuki to tell her what it means, although she definitely already knows because shes too embarrassed to say it herself. Thats basically it.
Mahiru reveals that she thinks shes fallen in love with a girl. She asks if she should confess or just give up and Mana concedes that even shes never asked another girl out before. As soon as Itsuki asks if its another Star Maiden, Mahiru comes clean and says it was a joke. Mana then gets disappointed because she wanted to hear about girl-on-girl action.
Sue reveals that she has an eight meter long pet snake named Skywood. She sometimes wraps around Sue as the two of them sleep. As for Tri-Mating, Sue is uncertain about it because she doesnt know what the hell it involves. She asks if they just play around like a clowder of cats which I had to look up and was surprised to learn that that is actually what a group of cats is called. Huh Anyway, theres talk of Sue being a Starfish, which is a term that a previous Gods Gift came up with to describe a Maiden that doesnt do anything during Classmating.
Yuzuha isnt waiting outside the Stardust Labyrinths like the others. She just bursts out of her house in Granvania as Itsuki and Mana are walking by. Yuzuha does her usual Im garbage routine and says she doesnt think she can Tri-Mate well, and then asks if she has to Tri-Mate because shes not good enough on her own. You know the deal.
Shes angry because she was meant to wait, even though Itsuki never made any agreement to meet her outside the Labyrinths. Mana teases her a bit about Tri-Mating and Femiruna fires back by questioning why she isnt sufficient by herself.
Collette loafs bread. Thats the basis of the first part of this event. As for Tri-Mating, Collette does her Oh my, I cant believe youthful little girl me has to take part in that shit. Mana tells the flat-chester to shut up and Collette just repeats that its part of a Star Maidens duty and all that. She then gives Itsuki some bread (which is a usable item that restores 60% HP). Mana doesnt get any though.
Lillith says that Lillie apparently brought her out to the Labyrinths for some reason that she isnt sure of. Mana then bashes Lillith in the head to force a switch. Lillie seems pumped for Tri-Mating because she thinks it will make things a lot more fun. Then she talks about bringing extra items to spice things up.
Tarua likes to run. Also, she has to ask Mana what Tri-Mating is because she slept through Narcs classes. Mana then takes the opportunity to whisper to Tarua what Tri-Mating is. We dont know what she says, but Mana tells Tarua shortly after You may be flat, but there are others [sic] ways to spice it up. Tarua then faints shortly after.
Maiden 13/Alfie: Mana is conspicuously absent for this scene. Itsuki says that there was a show she wanted to catch so I guess Granvania also has cable. This is turning into a Naruto situation where the series starts and it seems like theres a 70s/80s technology level and then you catch a clip of the series years later and suddenly all the ninja are using laptop computers and tablets and fucking West City from Dragonball apparently moved in next door.
Anyway, Alfie already knows what Tri-Mating is (even though Narcisstes told us that knowledge of it was almost lost to time) and wonders if the other Star Maidens will really accept her. Itsuki says hell explain everything to them, so I guess her existence isnt going to be a secret anymore. Thats basically it for her event. There are no scenes for Tri-Mating where the different Star Maidens interact with each other, so this is supposed to be the handwave for why you are able to Tri-Mate with Alfie despite the fact that her existence exposes the existence of an Ophiuchus Labyrinth and Narcisstes told us not to tell any of the Star Maidens about that. Maiden 13s role was not planned out very well for this game.
Next up: Another seasonal event has arrived, so lets have a look. This is the Summer Event and triggers at the start of August.
I accidentally saved over the file I was using to view the intro events to these seasonal things, so I dont have it anymore (the database doesnt log those). They all follow the same formula anyway: Mana tells Itsuki about the event, Itsuki doesnt know what it is, and then Mana explains it and says he has to take part. Its the same as the Sports Festival we previously saw.
The Summer Event is Star Maiden Camp, which is kind of a sleepover/summer camp kind of thing. Its supposed to just be for the Star Maidens, but Mana thinks Itsuki should be going along as well. Narc is fine with that.
~Star God Academy Field~
Star Maiden Camp begins now! This time, Itsuki and Mana will be coming with us.
In that case, shall we spend the night under the same roof as Itsuki?
Camp would be much more fun if Itsuki stays with us! Looking forward to it, Itsuki!
Haha. Lets have a good time, Itsuki. I may be a little nervous with you with us, Itsuki.
Why is a Gods Gift staying at Star Maiden Camp?
Spoiler-alert: Nothing stupid happens, if you catch my and Rukas drift. Thankfully. Itsuki doesnt bumble or get pulled into any cliché situations.
Having a gentleman stay with us is certainly unexpected. However, I am looking forward to having you.
This is perfect. I was just thinking how we needed someone to carry our luggage.
She says this, but Star Maiden Camp happens at the Star God Academy. I dont know what kind of luggage she plans on bringing along for a one-night event.
This is a good chance to observe a different Gods Gift than usual. I welcome you.
Lets have some fun, Itsuki. Youll be here with all the Star Maidens, but dont do anything weird, all right?
My animals wont be here tonight, but
Itsuki, welcome to the lovely Star Maiden flower garden. Lets deepen our bonds deep into the night.
To think you would join this all-girls camp Just how much do you hate being alone, I wonder.
So, Ill be with you all night I might not get sleepy then
Ill leave it up to Mana and Itsuki now. If you please.
All right, Im gonna explain the schedule for the Star Maiden Camp. Im sure youve all heard from Nar But first, well be splitting a watermelon on the shore. At night, its a test of nerves. Now then, lets all head to the shore.
Well start splitting that watermelon! Itsuki will put on a blindfold and split the watermelon with a stick. Ladies, use teamwork and your cheers to guide him to the watermelon. Are you ready, Itsuki? The Star Maidens will split into three groups of three and give you advice. You should listen to the Star Maiden you have the deepest bond with.
Got all that?
Sure thing. Lets do it.
Time to blindfold Itsuki. Lets begin! Bonding Watermelon Split, start!
This one actually is incredibly easy. Unlike the Sports Festival, you can easily win this on your first run. Three Star Maidens will tell you a direction to move in (Forward, right, or left). All you need to do is follow the advice of whichever one you have the highest bond level with. Since Im maxing out everyone for LP purposes, Im pretty sure its impossible to fail this (everyone has the same Bond Level right now).
Still, I wind up listening to the Maidens as ordered by the last Maiden Vote. Sue, Lillith, and Mahiru are first, so I listen to Mahiru and move left. Reone, Femiruna, and Tarua are next, so I listen to Reone and move forward. Then its Arie, Mirei, and Ruka (Arie tells us to go Forward).
This leads to success and scores us the Magic Melon item. 100% HP heal and status cure is pretty sweet.
For those who are curious: Yuzuha, Farun, and Collette didnt participate. I believe the game randomly selects 9 of the 12 Maidens.
Its time to head back to the academy. Everyones all sweaty now, right?
I included this screenshot for a particular reason. Ill mention it at the end of this event. Just keep in mind that Mahiru is in it.
Hey, Itsuki How long are you gonna eat that watermelon?
Im savoring it, okay?
Itll be dark soon. Lets head back to the academy now.
~Star God Academy Classroom~
Is this where were all staying?
Ill be honest, that does sound really good right about now.
~Star God Academy Hallway~
I think the mens bath was here
Nope, no, its okay TCG! Despite all signs indicating otherwise, I dont need you this time. Sorry. Check back during the next Bonding Update. I already know that Ill need you for that, thanks to Sue. Good hustle, though.
Ahh, this is great. Cant believe I have all of this to myself. Hm? I think I can hear someone next door
At this point were given a choice of which Star Maiden to focus on. Arie is still top of the polling for now, so we start with her as always, although this event actually involves a few of the Maidens.
Whoa, Arie, you usually look so slim with your clothes on.
Hm, do you think so? Um, does that mean Im fat?
Oh, no, I didnt mean that! I meant that your breasts are pretty big.
Hey, I said I didnt need TCG for this. I didnt say it was going to be a non-pervy event.
Collette says shes jealous.
I didnt say that. I merely thought it! Um Ive heard that breasts grow larger if theyre massaged. Is that true?
Arie, is that true?
I shouldnt have to clarify this as Im hoping that people reading this LP know a little about human anatomy, but breasts dont grow when massaged. Japanese media loves to use this trope a lot, but its a myth. Like dudes and their dicks, ladies are stuck with whatever the good (non-Star) Lord gave them with the exception of plastic surgery I guess. Science ?
I-I wonder ?
She isnt denying it
Is everyone here? Its time for the test of nerves.
As I said before, some of us will be playing monsters that will switch out. Also, is there a Star Maiden who doesnt mind pairing with Itsuki? Oh, is that so. Who will you pair up with, Itsuki? Choose wisely!
We get another choice as to which Maiden to go along with for this event. If your bond level isnt high enough with any of them, then Mana tells Itsuki that he has to go it alone. Nothing at all happens in this version of the event. Itsuki just finds the paper and the event ends.
Since Arie just had an event, this will be Mireis time to shine.
Ill go with Mirei, I guess. She probably has nerves of steel.
Youll be pairing with her to challenge the test of nerves. All right, the rest of the Star Maidens also pair up. Remember to hold hands while you do this. Thats a rule. Now then, everyone, get ready!
~Star God Academy Hallway~
Mana says that its a test of nerves.
Walking through the woods holding hands Were like children on a picnic. This is such a waste of time its making my head hurt.
Then why did you agree to pair up with me?
Official Itsuki says But wasnt it you that wanted to pair up with me?, except thats not what happened at all. Mana clearly asked Itsuki to choose someone.
I didnt think I could stand being without a subject to examine. I wanted to monitor how you dealt with fear, but Youre much more calm than I expected, so this was a bust.
Sorry. Compared to the labyrinths, this is actually pretty relaxing. But if you dont like it, then we dont have to keep holding hands.
Holy crap! Mirei actually has a blush animation!
We agreed to them at the beginning, so we should at least follow through.
Youre very by the book when it comes to this stuff.
That depends on the rule
Grah! Im a monster!
Be quiet. Were having a conversation.
I legitimately got a chuckle out of that. Not going to lie.
*After grabbing the paper and heading back*
~Star God Academy Classroom~
All Star Maiden Camp activities have now finished. Just relax with some girls, talk, and fall asleep.
I guess Ill head back to my own room then.
Arent you gonna stay too?
No. Id just get in the way of the girls talking to each other. Its weird having me around for that kind of thing. Good night.
So heres the thing I mentioned. Mahirus sprite was present for that scene, but she didnt say or do anything. Im not sure if one of her lines was cut, or if shes just a weird placeholder to signify that the Star Maidens are in the area. The same thing happened at the end of the beach scene and Im fairly certain its happened in other side group events as well. She just stands there silently.
Thats all for the events, but Ive got a few more screenshots to show off. Some new gift items have shown up in the Gift Shop, so Ill do a little showcase of some of the major ones.
Mirei has a Retro Hairpin.
Femiruna has Diamond Earrings, which she does attach to her cat ears (jury is still out as to whether or not she also has human ears. Her hair covers it up completely, so we cant tell for sure).
Reone has some clear glasses.
Farun has a tame ribbon.
Collette gets some round glasses.
And Arie has the Embossed Brooch.
Theres a gift item called World Map, which lets us get a basic look at the world. The writing appears to be gibberish, so unfortunately we cant tell where Granvania is located.
The other item is a photobook of the school idol, Seiya. Maybe this is one of the Other characters that is locked in the database? A rival of Itsuki seems like a give-in at some point or another.
Also, that item above this one is called Magic Transmission Guide. Maybe Im just being overly sensitive, but Magic Trans. Guide seems like a poor choice of abbreviation.
Anyway, thats it for this update. For those of you catching up in the thread or reading this on the archive sometime in the future, Maiden 13 is introduced next. Well catch up on her bonding events so that she can be part of the next Maiden vote. For those of you actively following the thread, the next Maiden vote is coming in a little bit. Time for a shake up (or very unlikely, no shake up at all).