Part 22: TreacheryLast time on Hyperdimension Neptunia, the party left Lowee and headed for Leanbox. Now on Hyperdimension Neptunia
Im paying good money for the chance to insult Neptune more, lets get this moving.
Ooh, groovy. Looks like a straightforward bounty hunter job.
The Sanctified: This will remedy most of our concerns. The others were taken care of after the current Archbishop got appointed.
Your current Archbishop? He must be a totally bad dude.
The Sanctified: He is benevolent, but strict. Especially to heathens, heretics, and the Guild. There are those who disagree with him
But, it is understandable if his actions all stem from a strong faith towards Lady Green Heart.
Plus, he was one of the leaders who suppressed the overpowering Parliament.
I head he negotiated with the Aristocrats to regain the powers the Parliament recklessly took over.
So, hes all respected and stuff. Gotcha. He wasnt all that chummy, though. Maybe I shouldnt judge people so quickly.
So, Neptune and her friends battled the weird headless armor monster and saved the day!
Youd think with all this fighting shed be in better shape.
Yeah, yeah, Im here! Who is it? Delivery? Room service? Mercenary? Oooh, Im so excited to open the door I peed a little!
Oh its Mr. Archbishop. Suckitude.
Yvoire: Well, excuse me. You did hear me announce myself, didnt you? Im here to deliver a parcel from Lady Green Heart.
From Leanboxs CPU, eh? Neato. What is it?
Yvoire: An invitation. Considering your last bounty job
And what the Evangelist told us regarding your journey to save the world
Our Lady was touched by your bravery and wishes to show her respect and appreciation.
She would like to have a banquet to praise your hard work at her Red Ring Table.
A party?! Oh, yippee-skippee! Party-hardy! Were gonna get to dress up and stuff our faces with yummy food
Waaaait! Does this mean we get to meet the goddess?!
Yvoire: Yes, though I cannot guarantee it since shes been fairly occupied by the monster ordeals.
Ill go! Ill go! Ill bring Iffy and Compa, too!
Yvoire: Im glad ot hear it. This invitation details the place and time. Well be waiting.
Well thats a trap, theres no way tits got off her ass long enough to be touched by bravery and whatever other bullshit. And its a dumb trap, too, Neptune may be a moron but shes freakish strong.
Whats wonderific is all this food! Look! They seem normal, but they taste unreal! My mouth wont stop watering!
Anyway, there are a lot of commoners here. Wheres the goddess? You seen her, Nep?
Nope. I bet shes sprinting down from Celestia to thank us as we speak.
How goddess-like. Im gonna scout around, so stick with Compa. Dont get lost.
Iffys a businessy stiffy. But I should learn from her. We gotta find out about the Key Fragment, too!
Ah, but the Archbishops plan was far more nefarious!
Yeah, I know. Well, it shard to tell sometimes. Uh, wheres the goddess? She here yet?
Yvoire: You realize the goddess is usually in Celestia, yes? She has a lot to care for when it comes to the human world.
She may not be able to make it here tonight
Huh? So this is just a big waste of our time? Ugh, I suddenly feel exhausted.
Yvoire: Its wonderful to hear you were anticipating her attendance so much Even if you are a Guild Moderatist
Im not ashamed of it, but you ran a background check on me? Thats only a teensy bit creepy.
Yvoire: So, you are who I think you are. I was uncertain since you are accompanied by some unique companions.
Why dont we find a good place to sit down and become better acquainted ?
Friggin humans always butting into shit nobody asked them to.
Yvoire: This was after our Basilicoms purge. I hear Guild Extremists fight against the Basilicoms. Lowees CPU must have it hard.
Its as I heard it. Leanboxs Archbishop discriminates heavily against heretics and Guild members.
Just because you live in a certain land doesnt mean you have to worship that lands goddess. People can choose.
Yvoire: How is that natural?! You were born on Leanbox, yet you refuse to acknowledge Lady Green Heart?
As an individual who receives our Ladys protection and blessing, I cannot forgive this insolence.
Is that why you tried to kill them? Masking it under something noble and calling it a purge?!
But you failed. They all got away and created the current Guild in Lowee!
Yvoire: And now those same Extremists are putting pressure on Lowees political leaders. Hmm, enough about other lands.
For now, Ill turn a blind eye on the Guilds actions and appreciate this chance encounter.
Whats that supposed to mean? You called me here knowing full well Im a Guild member. You intend to kill me, dont you?
Yvoire: Absolutely not. Youre not from Leanbox, but you worship Lady Green Heart most vehemently.
And seriously, this whole plan is pretty weak.
What?! That makes no sense. Why would a Basilicom under Lady Green Heart want Nep out of the picture?!
Yvoire: I cannot tell you yet, but without a doubt, that girl is one of our Ladys greatest nemeses.
Sooner or later our Lady will punish her personally, but I would prefer to not force her to taint her own hands.
So you want me to do the deed instead? Tell me why Nep is Lady Green Hearts nemesis! I cant consider killing her wi-
Yvoire: Upon success, our Lady will personally come to give you official membership as a citizen of Leanbox
Youll no longer be a heretic, freely able to proudly worship Lady Green Heart. All ties to those immorals will be cut.
Im part of the Guild by choice. Its not just a gathering of immorals like you believe. They worship, just like you!
Yvoire: Isnt it hard? Hiding your beliefs from people out of fear? Denying your existence? Ignoring your heart?
Are you not tired of shouldering all that guilt alone?
Yvoire: Youve only known those girls a few months, correct? Your faith and love for the goddess is eternal.
Please think it over. Once youve decided the correct path, slip this potion into one of Neptunes meals.
I need proof. Show me evidence this is truly what Leanboxs CPU wants!
Yvoire: As I said, there is nothing I can share with you yet. But, if you insist
It may be a good idea for you to meet our Lady in person for confirmation.
Ill organize a meeting for you. It should help you make the right choice.
Yeah already going to call that this plan is never going to come up because this poison shit isnt really her style.
You know I came for the chance to make fun of Neptune but I hate this bitch way more so this is even better.
Its nice to meet you. I am the CPU Green Heart, the guardian of this pla-aaaah.
Y-Yes, hello! Im IF. Im so honored to meet you you are you okay? You look really tired. U-Um, I mean !
I was up late, so dont think I got enough sleep. Ugh, I feel faint. Could I take your hand?
Oh! O-Oh no! L-Lady Green Heart, can you stand? Um uh wh-wh-what should I ?
Do you have a speech impediment? Or are you that nerv- Im done for I need to Zzzz
D-Dont fall asleep! Please wake up! Is there a bed nearby? Back there? Wow, this is unexpected !
Most people I meet speak like you at first but I dont like bald people
Little boy no, not there Dont shake me Ill scratch you up Zzzz
She must work hard I guess?
Im amazed they got her out of her damn room long enough to entertain a guest.
Im sorry. I didnt mean to pass out while a guest was present.
I-Its not a problem! Youre a goddess, so Im sure youre busy protecting Leanbox along with the Basilicom.
Goddesses are born with our powers. Theyll do their thing to protect the planet even if were not doing anything.
I couldnt leave. I was the only one, glowing a bright red. Beginners needed my support
Leave? Glow? You must be doing things Ill never be able to understand
Oh, you know. Im talking about an online game. Dont you ever play games?
I had to import it from Planeptune. Youve been there. You must have seen it.
O-Of course. I saw plenty of game shops on Planeptune. You play games, my Lady?
Oh, stop the formality. Be normal. Of course, I play games, watch anime, read manga The Three Sacred Treasures!
It gives me more supporters, I think. I was getting bored, though. Everyone was so bad. Fighting games may be tough for them.
I need less embarrassing enemies.
Youre not as hesitant as you sound, I see. Im glad youre loosening up. Here, Im sorry this ones only single player.
I dont have a lot of multi-player games. This ones kind of old, but people love it for some reason. Ill teach you the rules.
Um, my Lady? D-Dont you have something a little less mindless than this zombie mall-survival blood fest?
Oh, Im sorry. I forgot this was rated M, for mature. Its probably too intense for those young eyes, huh?
Also, stop calling me your Lady. Just refer to me as whatever comes natural.
I-I couldnt do that! I mean, I appreciate your incredibly kind gesture, but
Then why dont I start? Ill call you by your nickname. Does that make it easier, Iffy?
I-I-Iff I-Iffy ?! Oooh, now now Im the one who feels faint
Wait, thats where it ends? But that feels like the middle of a scene, this makes no damn sense!
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