Part 34: ConversationTheyre not going to like this, maybe I got lucky and ones already killed the other
Oh, hes not dead. So, previously on Hyperdimension Neptunia some crazy misunderstandings happened.
Because the only person dumber than Neptune is that bitch Green Heart.
Video- Talking it Through
A beautiful blonde lady? I dunno anyone like that, do I ?
Its been a while, Neputne. Do you recognize me? Surely you know me in my human form
By the way, Nep-Nep is just such a perfect fit. Can I call you that, too?
Lady Green Heart?! Whatcha doin here?
Well, I have a favor to ask. Could we have a little privacy? Its kind of personal.
Alone with Nep-Nep? No can do, not even if youre the goddess!
Cmon, shes asking us nicely. Lets just leave them alone. Nep will spill everything to us later, anyway.
Iffy, whyre you so understanding? Nep-Nep, you better tell me everything she says to you later!
Im, um, glad to see you two are getting along.
G-Games? Hows that personal? I dunno if Ive ever even played games before!
My, my You dont even know if youve played them, even though theyre products of Planeptune ?
Thats roughly equivalent to throwing one-third of your life away. Anyway, theres this one game on your landmass
Theyre giving away a raffle ticket as a pre-order bonus, but only one person can win. Isnt that atrocious marketing?
With your influence, Im sure you can get whatever you want, raffle tickets or otherwise, right?
Whoa there, missy! What dyou mean, my landmass? Im way too poor to buy my own island, yknow.
No, no Nep-Nep, are you taking this discussion seriously? Or are you being facetious?
Well, I mean, do I look like a rich princess or anything?
You are serious, then. But, why? Do you not recall anything of your past ?
Ding, ding, ding! You are correct. Ive lost all my memories from before Compa saved me.
I see. Its probably from when you fell No wonder they havent seen their goddess.
Well, this discussion wasted time better spent grinding. Thank you. Ive learned what I wanted to know.
Thats it? You sure? Grinding what? I have no idea what the heck is going on!
Seriously though is it any surprise these two would pretty much get along?
I dont know what you owe them, but Im not impressed to see you helping them proceed with that plan.
Youre talking like that Newtype! The Aristocrats arent naughty people. I mean, weapon trading is naughty, but
Its all cuz Mr. Archbishop is trying to push the veggies of truth off his plate and take their honor away!
Yes, that girl in the plug suit said how Nep-Nep lied about getting poisoned, too. How would she benefit from that?
Youre right. If she has no memories, theres no reason to be unabashedly hostile toward the Basilicom or me.
Maybe that Evangelist is spreading false news, thinking Nep will come after her because of what she did to us.
Did she do something to you? Did something happen between you and Ms. Convy?
Remember when she said she would take us to a certain dungeon in search of a Key Fragment? She trapped us inside there.
Ms. Convy? Really now?
Shes usually quite reserved. She didnt seem the type to stoop to such a tactic.
Dont underestimate a woman scorned, Lady Green Heart! Appearances can be all sorts of misleading and stuff.
True, but I cant believe it.
My grandpa always said, Never give no manipulative bitch the benefit of the doubt. Lets capture her and make her confess!
Your grandfather seems very intense. In this situation, I believe I wihs to lend my assistance.
With me here, you girls will find the truth out about the Evangelist much quicker, anyway.
I know right? Lazy and stupid go together like chocolate and peanut butter.
Yep. Like its hovering over the whole world
Young Man: You trying to enter this town?
Ooh, a neato-looking guy! Uh, were looking for a place to rest.
Were also looking for somewhere to rest. Nice to meet you, Im IF.
Hey, no fair! You tryin to get his attention and make yourself the leader?!
Im Neptune. Whore you and whats your favorite cookie?
Young Man: Nobody worth mentioning. I like oatmeal raisin, I guess. Anyway, as a warning, you should all leave this place immediately.
Huh? Why? We just met you! Is something bad gonna happen?
Young Man: Yes. A barriers been placed to protect this area from beastly invasions, but
So that explains the ring dealie.
Young Man: Right, but the machine core operating our barrier was stolen by someone !
The townspeople are anxious to find the culprit. If they see you outsiders wandering around
Theyd think us cute girls would take some big machine stuff?
Th-Thats no good!
Also what are we looking at right now? No, scratch that, I dont even want to know.
Young Man: Reward? Im sure youll be given something far beyond what youd describe as a reward.
You dont say? Well, we dont have a choice now, huh?
Theyre in a pinch. Lets help them find the culprit.
Yay! Besides, I kinda wanna hang out with this guy and eat some oatmeal raisin cookies.
Young Man: Huh ? Youre talking about me? W-Well
Nep, shut your stomach up for once! Hed rather talk to me about relevant things, right? Instead of feed her cookies?
Young Man: I I, um
Civilian: Hey, weve found the culprit! Hurry!
Young Man: What? Amazing. Ill be right there! Thanks for the offer to help, girls.
Hey! Hes gone.
We didnt help her at all, but he still thanked us.
He ran away because Nep freaked him out with her manipulative dessert talk.
Hey now! You had your plans with him, too.
Yeah, I really dont want to think about any of this.
Not like Neptune is either, so I think thats a great plan.
Nopers! Were naturally gonna pursue her and tackle her, police-style! Whered she go?
A dungeon. She went alone, despite it teeming with monsters.
Lets just go. Were only testing our hypothesis. Dont confront her just yet.
Well go ahead to take care of the monsters. Please relax and take your time catching up, Lady Green Heart.
Of course. Be careful, now.
Getting back to things, they tracked the Evangelist to the depths of the cave!
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Wait, someone else is here. Its a man.
Jade: Were ready. We can proceed anytime. What about the Basilicom?
Theres no point if they just surrender. Are you sure theyll fight back?
Conversation: Im concerned about Lady Green Hearts absence, but On the other hand, its more convenient.
Im sure that narrow-minded Archbishop will do whatever it takes. Hes the one responsible while the CPU is gone.
I can only gather bits and pieces. Sounds as if Jade and Conversation are not strangers.
Do you know that man?
He saved Compa and Iffy when they were imprisoned at the Basilicom. We owe him quite a bit.
Jade: Weve transported most of the weapons from Avenir. They wont know whos who. If its okay, lets raid my home tomorrow.
Once we spread word it was the Basilicoms doing, the Aristocrats wont be able to sit quietly !
Conversation: The Basilicoms advantage is the sheer number of people, but you have firearms from Avenir gained through the Guild
Weapons from Lastation should appear future-proof to the people of Leanbox stuck in an ancient, medieval lifestyle.
Jade: Yeah. Thanks to that, our leaders more confident than ever. I owe a ton to the Guild in Lastation.
How did you even give that lady such an important job? Shes super shady.
Stop, stop it! We have to do something about that raid before anything else.
Why not head back? We have enough evidence now. Im not good at being quiet and whispering for so long
So, hes willing to sacrifice his house to trigger a battle with the Basilicom. Who will he use to raid his own house?
Probably the Guild. Weve go to do something, or the people will start fighting without knowing the truth.
Ill return to the Basilicom. Please, go and take care of those Aristocrats!
What of the Evangelist? Shes Jades accomplice. We cant let her get away with this, either.
Leave her to me. Now, lets hurry!
I dont even know, she was already working at the Basilicom when I got there and I hate her so I gave her a job that made her not be around ever.
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Turquoise: Oh? Im not sure your sense of taste is trustworthy. I bet everything tastes good if it goes into such a cute little mouth.
Oh, dont underestimate this cute little mouth. Ive tasted lots of foods from all sorts of places, yknow!
Turquoise: Then I shall take your word! Hahaha!
What are you doing cooking food?! Weve got more pressing matters to worry about!
Yes, this is Jades house. Youll be in a lot of trouble if you stay.
Turquoise: Whatever! He did say not to come over today, but this is my real son and his wifes house, after all. No problem!
Jades adopted, right? Whered ya find him?
Turquoise: He was a wandering orphan, and he was found lost in front of this house right after the Parliaments revolt.
My son and his wife had no child, so they took him in, even though he was one of them angsty sorts.
Then my son died so now Jade is my son. He never acted much like a child, though this one time
No. If its about Jade, thats not really what we want to talk about!
I think it worked out pretty well for me.
Could you be any more blunt?! Cant we advance a narrative like normal characters for once?!
Turquoise: What are you talkin about? Jade, a traitor? You had better be joking, or
Please remain calm. Jade belongs to the Guild. He has imported weaponry through them, too.
This house is the target of a planned raid, so the Aristocrats will be tricked into attacking the Basilicom!
Turquoise: Sounds like a serious scheme, but one thing doesnt make sense. Why would Jade do such a thing?
W-Well, thats true. Nep-Nep, why do you think Jade is doing this?
Like shed know. Only Extremists would try this. Their goal is to take over the Basilicom. Isnt that reason enough?
Turquoise: So, because hes a member of the Guild, he will sacrifice the home he grew up in?
He couldnt possibly! Plus, this place is far from town. It cant be raided so easily.
Then, he would need help from other Aristocrats to do that, right ?
Turquoise: Whatre you sayin? Youre a cunning little thing. However, I know that wont happen.
Jade: I thought I saw the lights on. Whatre you all doing here? And you, I told you not to come here today!
Turquoise: Speak of the devil. Were just borrowing your kitchen. Say, why dont you sexy mascots ask him if youre concerned?
Jade: I have no idea what youre babbling about, but we need to get out of here! The Basilicom is raiding!
I I guess thats a good thing?
Video- Foiled Plots
Turquoise: Are you sure? Are are you? But I can think of no other reason to be attacked.
Jade: What are you two discussing?
Turquoise: Your association with the Guild.
The jigs up! We heard ya! You and that Evangelist are using the Aristocrats to raid the Basilicom!
Jade: You were there? Damn. Then theres no reason for me to continue lying.
Turquoise: Why? Why did you lie to us all? Are you truly just using us to bring down the Basilicom?
I know how you feel about those serving the goddess, but it gives you no right to take advantage of others feelings!
Jade: Dont twist the situation. I despise the Basilicom, but so do these Aristocrats!
Ten years ago, the Basilicoms Sanctuary purged me after I found a home. I escaped to Lowee, away from the Aristocrats.
What? Ten years ago We were told that was the Parliaments revolt. Why are you bringing up the purge?
Turquoise: Thats right. It was definitely ten years ago when we fought the Parliament and those heretics. But that was no purge!
Also big surprise everyone in Leanbox is either a huge liar or an idiot.
Jade: The Parliament fought so the heretics could leave for Lowee, away from the Sanctuarys oppression.
The Basilicom concealed this. Aristocrats gained honor by suppressing the Parliament and the Sanctuary gained power.
Turquoise: Then, the reason the Archbishop is trying so hard to keep the truth hidden is not because he denies the revolt occurred.
Jade: He didnt want anyone finding out he used the Aristocrats to suppress the very revolt his actions helped to instigate.
He was afraid to take the blame for oppressing the heretics.
And you were just an orphan in the middle of the purge. Is that why youre trying to make these two factions fight?
Jade: Youre catching on. You already know Im a member of the Guild.
Basically, you hate both the Basilicom and the Aristocrats. But thats no excuse to go and do all sorts of bad stuff!
Jade: Its enough motivation. Although, thanks to you, this plan No, wait. Thats right!
Hey, he ran away! Should we chase after him?
Mr. Leader, you get it now, right? Please dont attack the Basilicom. Lets make capturing Jade our priority!
Also this isnt going to solve anything.
Just wait, its really obvious why.
Yep, super obvious.
Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Pursuit! The Evangelists dirty secret!