Part 15: HereticLast time on Hyperdimension Neptunia, a Mysterious Stranger that we totally dont know, wink wink, attacked the party! Now, on Hyperdimension Neptunia
Alright, infomercials done, lured Neptune away with food, time to get some serious narrating done before the network just starts airing documentary crap again. I can do this. So, our heroines decided to find someone who could tell them what was going on inside the Basilicom.
Video- Apocalypse Now
Oh, I didnt expect you to know about that. I guess you did attend a Planeptune school. Theyve got some good teachers.
More specifically, they were kicked out of the Basilicom for worshipping another goddess.
So the Basilicom gave em the boot for lavishing another goddess with attention instead of the one on their landmass?
You make it sound like a love affair Nep-Nep, its inappropriate to refer to the goddesses in such a way.
Uh, sorry But whatcha gonna do after we find one of these heretic folks?
Ask them for internal information about the Basilicoms. Im sure theyd know a lot, having been former members.
Yes. What we lack is information. Reasons! The Basilicom kicked us out and cancelled the Tech Expo.
What if they dont wanna talk to us either?
Then well threaten them with your gun, of course.
Mr. Narrator, have you seen Nep-Nep?
Yes, there were more than usual. Im a bit worried about the heretics. Lets hurry!
What? How did? Ugh, whatever, yes, she went to get crepes. You can totally catch up with her if you leave right now. Yes, yes, thats it.
Video- The Growing Shadow
Its unhealthy to be away from the suns rays entirely. Give me your hand and Ill lead you to Vitamin D!
Heretic: Whore ? Get away. Im not going anywhere. This is the only place to receive it. The messenger only knows this place.
This heretic must be trippin
Mr. Heretic! Were here to ask you all about Basilicoms.
Heretic: Basilicoms? Oh, okay. Whats on your mind?
They didnt let us in and they cancelled the Tech Expo. Whats up with that, man?
Heretic: Lastation Basilicoms are practically controlled by the Parliament side. The Sanctuary end is largely ignored.
The current Parliament listens only to the sound of coin. Well, the Sanctuary reps dont listen much, either
Sanctuary? P-Parliament? Iffy, help is needed!
The Sanctuary serves the CPU and evangelizes. Parliament serves the CPU and governs. Is it really that complicated?
Okay, whatever. So your Basilicom is a rotten egg because of the Parliament stuff?
The heretic had a dire warning!
Huh? What do you mean all humanity is doomed? Are you proffesizing the apocalypse?
Heretic: Of course. Were all going to die at the hands of Overlord Momus.
Momus is powerful enough to seal away one of the goddesses.
Even our current CPU had to retreat to this world to avoid his power.
I see. Uh-huh. I betcha that guys the cause of every monster in the whole world! What an absolute jerkwad!
Its hard to believe, though. Is there really an Overlord more powerful than one of our goddesses?
Heretic: See? Youre the same as everyone else. They dont believe me. You must, or youll be punished by the divine messenger!
You! You defeated several monsters to get here, right? You shall not escape your punishment!
Leave, you foolish, generally undeveloped adolescents!
H-Hes scaring me Whats gotten into him ?
L-Lets just get outta here without him. He wants to stay and I dont wanna force him to leave. Plus, hes very rude.
Did somebody say Overlord? Fear not, citizens! The warrior of justice is here to defend you!
Its just more nonsense conjured up by that heretic. I hope he gets his comeuppance.
Well, who knows? Monsters are taking over the world and Histys totally in captivity.
Oh, yeah. What if that Histy persons playing us all like kazoos?
She creates the monsters, lures out naïve little girl wanna-be heroes like you, then SNAP! Lures another one then SNAP!
That simply is not true. I would do no such thing. Please Neptune, explain on my behalf.
Histy, youre here! I didnt think Id hear from ya until I saved ya. Are you relaxing? Youre all tied down, right?
I am neither relaxing nor tied down. Please, explain to them that I am Histoire, the noble tome wh-
All that aside, whats new?
I am reaching out to you to convey important plot-driving information.
I cannot be certain how much longer I can continue communication like this. She will come to you any day now.
Who? Is this the she who sealed you away?
Yes, but I was unable to muster the courage to utter her name. I still cannot treat her like a villain.
But she is a villain, right? Or are you trying to say youre the villain?
No, no! Fine, I can hesitate no longer.
No, no Overlords here, you just overheard a thing Im narrating over. Whats that I hear? Sirens? Go, for the good of Gamindustri! Crap, where was I?
Arfoire? Shes the one who locked you up? And shes coming to fight us, huh?
Please be careful. She is Arfoire is
What about her? Did we get disconnected? Ugh, she should switch telepathy carriers.
I couldnt hear Histys voice, but I think I understand whats happening from Nep-Neps side.
Maybe Arfoire intercepted the communication and cut her off.
What if this Arfoire is the same as that Overlord Momus? Theyd both be connected to creating the monsters.
Um, they split up for a bit after their stunning revelations.
Boy: Wahh! Wahhh!
Huh? Is he crying all by himself? Is he lost?
Hello there Mr. Boy, are you alone? Wheres your mommy?
Boy: Wah! I hate my mom! She wont gimme what I want!
So you arent lost? What did you ask your mommy for?
Boy: I wanted the newest model of a game console for my next birthday present.
But she said I should just get an older one.
Hmm. Even though you asked for the newest?
Boy: Yeah. The old one was really popular and made the console makers famous
But it cant even play movies
I see. But Im sure youd still enjoy playing with the old model.
You should listen to your mother. She knows best!
Boy: No! I want the newest one!
Hey narrator guy, Im back!
Wh-Why would I do that?
Boy: Why wouldnt you?! Cmon! Why not?
B-Because, um P-Please dont confuse me with this logic!
Boy: Fine. You sure you should act like that to a kid?
I could make you cry and beg for forgiveness right now if I wanted. Heh.
How ? Th-Thats impossible!
But I think I should escape just in case he tries
Oh, looky, isnt that your mom over there?
Nows my chance!
Boy: Liar! Come back! Come back right nooooow!
Phew. What was that all about? I think I should steer clear of this area for a little bit
Oh, um, thats great. Continuing on seriously? Is someone just messing with me now?
Cats? Seriously? Neptune, take over, I need to go talk to the producer.
Are you sure, Chian? The Tech Expo may be gone, but Im sure theres another way to help!
Chian: I know. Im not givin up yet. The shop called and told me to gather up the materials I ordered a while ago.
Could you get them real quick? Youve still got the map, right? It should be pretty simple to find.
LWE Feinne on Neptunia Game Mechanics:
This dungeon is actually a little bit higher level, since weve actually entered the second tier of stuff now. Strictly speaking, weve also opened back up the Lowee storyline now that weve heard about Overlord Momus. It doesnt matter so much for the normal enemies, but you want to watch for the Clione in areas that are slightly more powerful because its very easy to expect a relatively easy one and then be in some serious shit because its jumped up to the next most difficult one. I dont include either dungeon this time because theyre both just reach the exit maps.
Um, whatever you say, mister. So we totally went through the dungeon and found the guy Chian was looking for.
Chevre: Oh, youre the performing trio Chian mentioned? The bags in the back. Its got a big label on it and its fairly heavy.
No sweat. Im in command of these two girls with decent strength stats. They can carry anything.
Chevre: Great. Seems Chian found some lovely friends to help her out.
Shes been too high-strung ever since she took over after her father. Im glad shes found people she can depend on.
Yknow we havent met her pop yet. Could he be ?
He, like, totally had a bunch of backstory on Chian for us.
W-Wait, that third one is a little oh, Nep-Nep, youre being rude.
Chevre: Unfortunately, the third is the closest. Its cliché, but he died in a tragic accident.
How do you know Chian?
Chevre: Ive knownher since she was born. I worked with her old man at the factory in Passe.
But like the other factories, Avenirs claws dug deep and we had no choice but to abandon that place.
Her mother asked me to come back after her fathers death, but Id already committed to this shop by then.
So Chian became the president? Sounds really dramatic for some minor story characters
Those Avenir guys are totally screwing the whole place up.
Chevre: That would be nice, but I doubt you can. Avenir is under direct protection of the Parliament.
Whaaaat? The Parliament is part of the Basilicom, right? Whyd they want to protect Avenir?
Chevre: I guess you dont know. Avenir is still on the loose, even after putting so many people through misery
Because our Parliament simply refuses to do anything to stop them.
Parliament requires the votes of the people to execute an order. Avenir holds the biggest market on this landmass.
Meaning they stand for the majority of Lastations residents.
I see. With Avenir on their side, they practically have enough support to do anything they want, as well.
Chevre: Its a small price to pay for them to ignore what Avenir is really doing.
Avenir will continue to grow and Parliament will continue to collect favorable votes. Itll only get worse.
I never knew this. Sounds like we really should focus some effort on this Avenir business.
Um, that narrator guys still not back. So Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Capitalism! We do stuff and beat up the bad guys!