Part 32: PoisonPreviously on Neptunia Blanc totally got humiliated and had to be saved by Neptune. Now on Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hey, I saw that Avenir stuff, bitch. You dont get to talk.
Anyway, they headed to Leanbox, which is a terrible place.
Iffy is out getting us food. Lets just be patient and wait for her. Do you want to call her and ask where she is?
Youve got a cell phone? Iffy looks like she has a lot So, Im the only party member without one?!
Mh-hmm. Cell phones are seen as advanced outside of Planeptune. Aw, poo I dont get service on Leanbox unless I pay a fee?
Maybe Iffys is special? Ive seen her get calls before, so what if its an adult walky-talky instead?
I dont think thats very likely.
Wait, whats this about poison now?
The Archbishop said a drop of this could take down a giant enemy crab Urgh! I cant do it!
Its not right for me, a mere human, to see a goddess to begin with. I just hope Ill be forgiven.
Oh yeah, so Leanboxs Archbishop wants to poison Neptune.
Mmm, welhum bach!
The innkeeper brought us some food. You ordered it for us, didnt you? Hehe, she started before you got back.
Wait! Dont eat that! I know its too late, but put those utensils down!
Nep-Nep, getting the it is already? Youll become a pig, you know. They say obesity is the source of all ills.
Thats not the issue here! Is this what Nep ate? You didnt eat it, did you, Compa?
Nope. They said it was made just for our cute little Nep-Nep. Um wh-whats wrong with Nep-Nep?
I dont know. Can you look her over? I think she may have been poisoned!
Poisoned?! Why would anybody ? We must get her an antidote, no, a panacea! I cant do anything here
Yvoire: Dont move! Miss IF, please step away from those tainted girls. Arrest those two criminals!
No Youre behind this? Whats happening?! I thought you ordered me to do this!
Yvoire: What are you accusing me of? Was it not you who sneaked the poison into the food after talking with Lady Green Heart?
Thank you. Though you are a dirty Guild member, your loyalty to Leanboxs CPU is much appreciated.
What?! No! What are YOU accusing ME of?! Let them go! Compa! Nep!
Yvoire: Fool. Youre no different than the other heretical, immoral scum. Take her as well!
Wow, that guys a real dirtbag.
Video- The Aristocrats
Yeah Im getting kinda tired of all these humans butting into the Console War lately.
About three days. Geez, never expected to be so grateful for my cells LCD screen. Well go insane in this darkness.
Were not the only ones suffering. Nep-Neps body temperature is going down. She wont make it much longer
Jade: You girls still alive? Hey.
Wh-Whos there? Help us! Were here!
Jade: Hold on. Im going to help you get out right now.
Hey, someone let them out of jail. Not, not that Im happy they didnt just rot there.
Why did you help us?
Jade: Can I introduce myself first? Im Jade, one of the Aristocrats.
Why did you help us?
Jade: Geez, the suspicion doesnt end, huh? I get it. Dont worry. Just dont stare at me with those cute, angry faces.
I helped because I felt bad for you. The teachings of the Aristocrats have always encouraged helping the helpless.
You still seem unconvinced. I dont intend to hide anything.
Someone tried to poison us. Nep-Nep is sick as a puppy, and we were in a dark prison. I dont know what to think!
This is starting to get to me, to. Leanbox has a dark underbelly. Just tell us why you helped, really.
Jade: Theres no other reason. If anything, because this can be traced back to the Basilicom.
The Basilicom and Aristocrats dont get along. They honor their beliefs while we honor pride.
Were in the middle of plotting a coup-detat against them. Specifically, the Sanctuary.
I ran into you three while scouting the Sanctuarys lower levels. Id like you to meet our leader before I speak any more.
Neptune was still out, though.
Jade: About that poison Its ancient. I had to look through records a century old to identify it.
Who knows where that Archbishop found it. It was a lot of work to find an antidote recipe for it.
At least it wasnt Planeptunes bio-weapon. If we can get the ingredients, Ill synthesize the antidote!
No alchemy, please. We just get the ingredients, let Compa prepare the antidote, and everything will be rosy.
Jade: Its not that simple. Shops wont carry whats necessary to combat such an ancient poison. We must gather the ingredients.
I see no alternative. Compa, can you stay here and keep an eye on Nep?
No! Do you even know what youre looking for? You should keep an eye on Nep-Nep.
Ill be fine! I have my methods. Ill call if I have any questions.
Jade: Why dont you go together? Ill watch over Neptune.
Ive informed Sir Turquoise to reschedule the meeting already. Will you trust me?
Fine. Well be back as soon as possible. Please take care of Nep-Nep until then.
Are we actually supposed to sit here while they pick flowers?
LWE Feinne on Neptunia Mechanics:
This is an interesting mission, we have to get all the chests from this map (including the hidden one). We dont have Neptune, but all the enemies here are super easy so its not a problem. The dungeon ends as soon as we get the last one.
I think were lucking out on that.
Yes! Lets return to Nep-Nep.
At least theres that.
Today, Id love to discuss the small islands surrounding Leanbox.
There are some old ruins, a castle, a very old tower built with bricks, and a mining area.
People once lived in the castle, but now its occupied by monsters. Try to stay away from there during your visit!
Specialists go to the ruins and old tower to perform research every day.
I wish I could help, but Id get too hot. Plus, I was in Celestia when those were initially built.
Lastly, not just the castle, but
All of the islands I introduced today are teeming with monsters.
Have you heard curiosity killed the cat? Please dont go to those areas. There is nothing fun there.
Thats it for the islands surrounding Leanbox.
See you in the next update.
Also what the hell is this next part all about?
You lied to my face. You were contacting the CPUs while I was gone. Admit it!
How many? How many of the CPUs know about the Key Fragments?
How many exist?! How much do they know? About the Evangelist? The monsters? The Overlord? Answer me!
Fine. Youve no intention to speak, so I must silence that useless mouth !
I guess its whoever shes been rambling about saving? Did she mention something like that to you?
Hrmm ? Nep-Nep, youre slurring hmmm mmm ?
Compa? Oh, yeah I got all barfy, huh? Were you at my side this whole time?! Youre such a sweetie! Im way touched!
Ack! P-Please get off me! Nep-Nep Nep-Nepuuu he hehehe! Nep-Nep is awake!
Yes, I heard you, what with the shouting and giggling. Morning, Nep. Youve slept for quite a while.
Huh? No, I got all woozy and sick to my tummy! I just had a weird dream to top it off
Im joking. You wouldnt know what we had to go through while you slept, huh?
Are you hungry, Nep-Nep? Im sure you feel weak from sleeping for so long. You should have a great big meal!
Hmm, yes, I agree. I think the best thing to do is eat for the next day or two.
Yeah, I think so. Also this dude who leads the Aristocrats is a real creeper.
Whos this old fart? Can you keep it down? Where are we, anyway?
Jade: This is my house. That is my adoptive father and leader of the Aristocrats, Sir Turquoise.
I brought you here from the Basilicoms basement holding cell. Im Jade. Nice to meet you.
Jade, why did you help us? Nep is up now, so hurry and explain yourself.
Turquoise: Allow me! I want you girls to be our sexy mascot allies.
Whats all this hubbub? What sort of ally is that?
Nep-Nep doesnt know whats going on, since shes been sleeping this whole time. Could you please explain?
Seriously, Id have kicked the shit out of him.
Turquoise: At the time, the Parliament tried to gain total control by gathering heretics in an attempt to raid the Basilicoms.
We, the Aristocrats, defeated them under the aegis of the Sanctuary. The heretics escaped, but the goddess gave us honor!
Jade: However, the Sanctuary The current Archbishop doesnt want to admit there was any kind of revolution at all.
He burnt all the records and prohibited publicizing any information on it. He even tried to revoke our leaders honor!
So thats why you wanna make us sexy mascot allies? To fight the Basilicom?
We cant do that. I thank you for helping us, but we cant possibly fight the Basilicom!
Jade: I understand where Sir Turquoise is coming from, but I cant let them get involved, either.
Turquoise: Those able to fight monsters are a rare find. You girls are brave, beautiful, and weve both been hurt by the Basilicom!
While thats true, and I dont intend to forgive them for it we cant fight humans, no matter how evil they are.
But weve beaten people up before, right?
Thats because they attacked first! We had no choice.
Jade: Ive already told them I didnt save them in exchange for anything. Just let it go this time. Please.
Turquoise: How about this?! Why not help us in a different, less sexy mascot way?
Your job would be limited to fighting monsters. What say you?
So you want to be our client. If its a job fighting monsters, then I guess we have no reason to turn you down.
In that case, just keep us out of any conflicts involving the Basilicom.
Turquoise: I give my word. Your jobs will be mere support. There will be no direct involvement whatsoever!
Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Conspiracy! Will this shit finally get interesting at all?
Probably not, I mean its about Neptune.