Part 19: GuildPreviously on-
Thanks Neptune, but I think thats my job. Previously on Hyperdimension Neptunia um, crap, I guess I really should have let you do it because I wasnt there. Eh, screw it. Now on Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hey, youre back. Iffy was about to start a pool on whether you were alive or dead.
Video- Miss Conversation
Yep, no worries. This is how we like it! Nothings gonna stand a chance against all three of us lovely ladies!
Financier: Overly confident people like you tend to trigger death flags pretty quick. However, you seem like youre okay with it.
Oh, pshh! Death flag! Ill snap it in half and toss it in a recycle bin, because Im environmentally conscious!
Financier: A recycle bin, eh? How modern of you. Anyhow, good luck monster hunting.
I can assure you I am alive. I just had a talk with the producer about all this. And then I came back because he threatened to replace me with a grim narrating robot.
An Overlord ? Hmm maybe weve heard of that a few times.
Conversation: As I thought. These monsters are Overlord Momus loyal vassals. You will face judgment if you defeat them.
So youre telling us not to fight them? I dont know if we can manage that!
Conversation: Thats unfortunate. You must think youre saving this world by fighting them This world is already hopeless.
As a servant to a goddess, I should never utter such things. However, even the goddesses are not absolute.
Your efforts will go to waste. Youre all still young. Dont risk your lives doing this.
Wh-Why are you saying all this to us?! Were trying to do more than sit and wait! We could probably beat that Overlord, too!
Conversation: Impossible. The Overlord is so strong, even the original goddess was barely able to seal him away.
The current goddesses had no choice but to escape to this world and get away from danger.
All of the goddesses, except one, came down to their lands at once.
That should be enough proof. They stood no chance against the Overlord, ran away, and let Celestia get ravaged.
Besides, I saw it myself. The messengers punishment by the Overlords hand. You, too, will eventually
I betcha that messenger was like mid-boss level. We cant save the world if were scared of a weakling like that!
Yeah, but thanks for story time. How could an Overlord like that really exist? You have to stop playing RPGs so much.
Anyway, another land means more tolerable blog posts, thankfully!
Neptune and her friends went to the dungeon the chamberlain, Financier, had told them about. Within it they faced a terrible monster!
Video- The Hot Dog
Boss Battle: Hot Dog
A very easy boss, even if you went here right as soon as you could. We get our last elemental bullets, Ice Bullets, here. Not much to say, really, and theres a good reason its so easy.
I dont know, the monster was pretty weak.
Video- A Pure White Maiden
It was the crazy lady who jumped out and attacked us that was the problem.
Whoa, sweet! Lowee has some totally tubular people! She kinda doesnt match this lands theme, though.
The outsiders can stay out of this. Neptunes all I need.
Youre after Nep, too?! Geez, how does she attract stalkers? You cant make us go away that easily!
Thats right. The three of us are as one. Were a party!
Yep! Three as one. What now, eh? You still wanna fight?
Youre involving them? Youve got no sense of No, what you dont have are your memories. Neptune !
I wish I knew what Ive done to these weirdos.
Boss Battle: White Heart
White Heart is pretty easy compared to the last couple of Black Heart fights, since this scene has been available for a while. White Heart in general has more health and stronger defenses but doesnt hit as hard, so while fights with her take a bit longer theyre generally not very threatening. Shes also got her own music, which is pretty radically different.
I dont know, they seem kinda crazy so it probably wouldnt really help to know why theyre attacking you out of nowhere.
Why was she after me? I dont understand. I dont recall ever meeting her before.
Well, you are an amnesiac. That Ms. Newtype might be an old acquaintance.
Yeah, I wouldnt be shocked if youve pissed off a few people in the past before you lost your memory.
You were probably running away from that Newtype, got caught and then buried in the ground. Yeah, makes sense to me.
What sort of people would do that? She was stuck in the ground like a spear. So, shouldnt they be satisfied now?
Its very rude of her to keep holding a grudge. Shes like like a Nep-Nep addict!
After the battle, our heroines returned to the central Basilicom, only to find it was closed to the public!
Video- The Guild
What? Is she still upset about last time? Cant you do anything, Ms. Chamberlain?
Financier: I have no way to change our goddess demands. Please leave.
Nep, she cant help. Lets go for now. I already thought up another plan in case this happened.
Whats more, it turned out IF had a terrible secret!
The Guild? Ive learned a little about it. Theyre the people who dont worship the goddess of the land theyre born on.
So, they dont believe in the goddess power?
Were so-called heretics. Like, if someone born on Lowee worshipped Lady Green Heart instead of Lady White Heart.
So? Who dyou believe in? Tell me, tell me, tell me!
Nope! I cant tell that to anyone. Not even you.
Back to the topic, then. The heretics gathered together and established the Guild.
Its the same on every planet, but people look down on Guild members. Theyre branded as heretics, after all.
So, where are these Guild members? Do they travel the world like you, Iffy?
One of the answers to that is here, on Lowee.
You know how theres a Basilicom in each Lowee city, right? They govern the local area?
Yes, I remember. Its a bit different from other lands where theres only one. Does it have something to do with the Guild?
Hold on. Ive got a helper today. We can talk after she arrives. Shes involved, too.
I still cant believe Miss Chamberlain is heretic too.
Financier: I wouldve never guessed IF was also a Guild member.
Shes your helper? Why? Shes a Guild member, too? But shes taking care of Lowees CPU, right? This is whack!
Financier: Yes, Im a member as well. I dont worship Lady White Heart. Work is work. My beliefs are my beliefs.
But Im sure Ill be thrown out as soon as this is public knowledge.
It sounds tough, being a heretic. Please go on. How are the towns of Lowee and the Guild related?
Financier: The Guilds hideout, subtly titled Guild City, is among Lowees cities.
About ten years ago, there was an oppressive movement against heretics in Leanbox, leading to a major purge.
Most members barely made it to Lowee safe. Thats supposedly how the Guild started.
So now what are the heretics doing here in Lowee? This is gonna lead to another Leanbox!
Financier: Those who escaped to Lowee were temporarily taken into custory as heretics at Entremets, the Central Basilicom.
Then, they decided to create a city for the heretics, run by heretics. That is Guild City.
Anyway, she had another way for us to get into the Basilicom and get information so its all good.
Long story short, this spots part of Guild City, yeah? Its not really different looking from other places
We wouldnt wanna make it seem obvious. Theres still more to the story.
We want to see the CPU! Ms. Chamberlain is our helper, right? How can we get into Entremets?
Dontcha have special Chamberlain privileges? I betcha theyll let us in if were buddied up with you.
Financier: A Chamberlain doesnt have much power. If I tried to let someone in without permission, somebody else would stop me.
Back to what I was saying. The heretics in the Basilicom will be thrown out once theyre found.
But depending on the situation, additional punishments may apply. The Leanbox purge is not an unrelated matter.
On that note, each Lowee Basilicom is connected to Entremets via secret underground pathways.
Underground tunnels for Basilicom heretics to use as a means of escape. Financier can take us there so we can enter Entremets.
I see now! It makes sense! Lets head to that underground tunnel place. Thats our best chance to see the goddess.
Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Dig! This is a terrible plan that cannot possibly go right, by the way.