Part 21: DarknessPreviously on Hyperdimension Neptunia, our heroines continued to get in pointless fights with girls suspiciously similar to Neptune! Now, on Hyperdimension Neptunia
Huh, where did Neptune get off to anyway? Oh, a note.
Like I said, theres a lot of now. Im sick of it.
But I guess some good stuff comes with having snow.
First, snow festivals. We make ice statues and put them everywhere. It sounds childish, but its fun.
Second, cuddling with cats in a warm room all day. So cute.
Third is a secret. Come visit if youre curious.
Hey there narrator guy, went to get some lunch. Oh, some weird guy called, said he was the producer.
No, no, no, no! Were just here to beat up some monsters. Are you um a heretic?
Heretic: Get away! Ive done everything I was told to! Huh? Oh, youre not? Nevermind.
Youre just a chubby little kid. Howd you find out about this place? Howd you even get here?!
By defeating monsters, of course! How about you? Are you trapped?
Heretic: Defeating monsters ? How dare you?! Youve wasted all my efforts! I better prepare myself
You killed the beasts. The Overlords messenger will arrive in no time to deliver punishment to us all!
Because we fought monsters? Is it bad to do that sort of thing here?
Aint no way, man! Monsters are baddies. They attack people and break stuff for no reason!
Heretic: So what? Thats a great alternative to destroying the world.
He said hed found a new sponsor, whos totally going to come by the studio later or something.
Stooooop! Let us take care of that messenger!
Heretic: Pass. Dont involve me in your sins, or Ill get killed too. Please, do not follow me.
Whatcha think this is? A disc? We get this sorta thing from treasure chests, but this ones kinda different.
Heretic: There are more ? Give that to me! D-Dont touch it!
Whoopsie-daisy. I stepped on it. Im sorry, but its totally your fault for pushing me.
Oh, look, something came out of it. You broke the disc and it malfunctioned. But wait, is that ?
The same monsters we fight all the time!
Well thats cryptic. Im sure that wont cause me horrible consequences in the near future. Okay narrating time, a dragon came out of the broken disc!
Boss Battle: Light Dragon
The games starting to catch up with us a bit here in Lowee, but were still a few updates from when it really begins to throw threatening things at us.
It seemed a group of mysterious heretics was responsible for spreading monsters!
He wanted nothing to do with us. Its pointless to go after him. Were only here to fight monsters, anyway.
And despite her crushing rudeness, Lady White Heart continued to be not the most annoying CPU.
Anyway their business in Lowee done for the moment, our heroines headed to Leanbox, where they met with friend of the show and not at all crooked businessperson Gust once more.
I spy with my pretty eye Gust! Yay, its Gust! Huh? You okay?
Hi, friends. Eghhh.
Whats the matter? Talk to us.
Gust explained her situation to them, oh how tragic it was.
Yes. I try all antidote in memory, but none work.
Why dont you take him to Planeptunes General Hospital? They use the most advanced technology there.
I wish, but no insurance. It take two days to get there anyway.
Doctor already said he wont last another night
Oh, my Isnt there something we can do?!
Actually, yes. But Gust doesnt have needed ingredient.
What is it? Well go find it for you.
It is Erde Crystal.
You serious? This isnt a joke, right?
You know what it is?
She needed a rare and valuable material to save her friend, who Im sure existed.
The energy an Erde Crystal gives off influences nearby ecosystems.
Sounds like itll be a challenge to find, but Gust needs it. We better find it no matter what!
Well do what we can. Ill try to see if anyone in my network knows anything.
What about you, Nep-Nep? If we cant find it above-ground, youll need to transform and look underground for us.
Ugh, boo! Compa the Slave Driver!
This is for Gust. Lets go!
They found it after what Im sure was an exciting adventure.
There ya go, Gust.
Thats the crystallized magma, Erde Crystal. Careful, its hot.
We couldnt find it on land, so we asked Nep-Nep to look underground.
I thought I was gonna have a heat stroke. Im totally drenched in sweat
This is first time I see in real life. Fantastic! Thank you, friends.
The reward can wait for later.
We got this as promised, so go and finish your job.
Iffy, what should we do? Should we go to the hospital with Gust?
I dont wanna be a distraction.
Gust can handle this on her own.
Without any leads on the Key Fragments in Lastation and Lowee, they decided to return to Leanboxs Basilicom.
Yes, thats right. This planet is Leanbox, protected by the CPU Green Heart.
This land is fairly wealthy now, but it was at a big disadvantage a while back. Almost got destroyed.
its rich with nature and the airs so clean. I bet its a nice land to live on. What is it, you two?
Nep, actually, can you get out of that form? You stand out way too much.
This time, the Archbishop at least seemed to be taking them seriously.
Cant you tell us where to find, like, rare item drops and boss monsters?
Yvoire: Did you go to the dungeons? I thought I warned you to stay away. Its dangerous.
W-Were sorry. We really need to find a strong monster in order to find a Key Fragment, though
Additionally, youre the one who misunderstood. We never said we were tourists. Im not wearing a fanny pack!
Yvoire: Regardless, I find it hard to believe you fair-skinned little girls returned safely from the dungeons.
I suppose I shouldnt judge you from your appearance. At least, not in games. The Evangelist was right about this
What did she say?
Yvoire: She said you three are travelers who fight monsters on the different landmasses.
I thought you were so foolish, but now I suppose there are other monster habitats I can tell you about.
This time, Ill give you a military map. We may ask for your assistance formally sometime soon.
Ah, but it seemed the Archbishop had another motive for giving them the information!
Conversation: Yes. Humans cannot reach Celestia. We, the powerless masses, can only pray for each CPUs victory from here.
Celestia was razed severely by Overlord Momus and the goddesses are coming to the human world to escape him.
Yvoire: This Overlord again? However, having the CPUs all descend to their respective landmasses at once is unprecedented
Im concerned that a goddess has failed to descend to Planeptunes Basilicom thus far.
If what you say is true, what am I to do?
Conversation: Its simple. Just kill the stupid one, Neptune
Then the protection for Planeptune will cease and the inhabitants will migrate to other lands and convert.
With more followers, your protection will grow stronger. Its for the benefit of both Leanbox and Lowee.
Conversation: This is our only chance as humans to control the war between the goddesses!
I always knew she was a nosy piece of shit. If I wanted her help, Id goddamn tell her so.
Next time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Treachery! A foul plot is hatched in Leanbox!
This program brought to you by Lady White Heart.