Part 39: The Dual RevolverOh dear, it seems nobody is here. I guess Ill just have to narrate until someone shows up again. ^[*_*]^
Wanna check it out? I do! Me first. Away!
Youre way too curious
Oh, fun times! This place is pretty big. Dyou think they use that crane hanging from the ceiling to move stuff?
Yes, those arms will pinch the crates and move them. I wonder where they operate the crane from?
Over there, on the other side of that window. See the operators all lined up?
Yeah! I wonder what its like to operate a giant crane? I wanna do it so bad!
Dont even think about it. Youll just get us all kicked out of here.
I only see two buttons by the operators hands.
No way. Oh youre right. One must move it left and right while the other moves it up and down.
Everything else seems automated.
The crane and its functions Doesnt it remind you of something?
Dont say it.
Arcade crane games.
That was certainly something special.
Thats pretty vague for a clue. Lets just start doing some legwork.
And Im very sure I said field not cave, why would you look in a cave?
Video- Kaiser Dragon
Treasure ? You have one? It better not be like some pictures from a nudie website.
Bandit Leader: Hmph. What sort of pervert do you take me for?
I mean, its not like its a bad thing to enjoy or anything, but
Bandit Leader: Doesnt sound like were gonna get along. Sorry ladies, but youre all gonna have to die!
This is one of my treasures. A disc that summons monsters!
Thats one of Arfoires discs! On no, I didnt think there were more. Please break it, recycle it, or something!
Bandit Leader: Why? If I use it, a monster will come out and protect me, yeah?
Idiot. You think this is some kind of genie lamp? Stand back !
Its a good thing theyre good at killing things or this would be pretty hopeless.
Boss Battle: Kaiser Dragon
Like a roll, but a dragon instead. Hes a lot like the last dragon we had to fight. Its like were going to have to fight a dragon for each of these weapons or something.
Its also good that this worlds rules insist that defeating a powerful monster allows one to advance the plot.
Im glad to hear it. So, do you have an ancient heros weapon?
Bandit Leader: Straight to the point, eh? Ive actually got something like that in my treasure collection. See for yourself!
This is the hero Kuterogis dual revolver! Well, a a part of it, at least
Sounds pretty fancy-pantsy. Thiss probably what Histy mentioned.
This looks like the grip. Can we have it? We need it to complete the weapon.
Bandit Leader: The bullets from this gun are stronger than a beasts howl. This gun was used to open the gate in a battle against the goddess.
Its definitely a valuable treasure, but someone tough like you girls should have it. Go ahead.
System Message: Obtained Dual Barrel Revolver: Grip.
Thank you so much! All of our hard work is paying off.
Do you know anything about the other parts of this weapon?
Bandit Leader: Many folks at the former Basilicom follow the tales of Kuterogi. Maybe youll find something in places like that.
Wait, its supposed to have two barrels?
Video- Two Parts
Thats just Why? It doesnt make any sense.
Unemployed: Huh? Whore you ?
Hiya. Whatcha doin here?
Unemployed: This is where our Basilicom established an employment agency to help us unemployed.
I didnt know Lastation was doing that Anyway, have you heard of someone named Kuterogi?
Unemployed: You mean that hero? People dont make a big deal of him anymore, but without him, Lastation as we know it wouldnt exist.
Have you seen any of his belongings? Like, say a big old gun?
Unemployed: Big old gun? Well, hold on.
I found this while organizing things here before we established the agency.
Whats this? Whats this gotta do with a giant gun? It looks like a big metal luffa.
Luffas are made of metal?
Whats wrong with you two? Stop thinking girly thoughts. These holes are chambers you put bullets in, and !
You sure? Whatever, I dont buy it. Still, if Iffy says so, I guess well take it. Is that okay with you?
Unemployed: Sure. It was just going into the trash anyway.
System Message: Obtained Dual Barrel Revolver: Cylinder.
Unemployed: Check out the material shop in town. They may be able to explain what these parts are for.
Fantastic. Hes kinda smart even though hes an unemployed bum.
Th-Thats kind of rude
I mean why give it the second barrel? I cant see any functional purpose.
Chevre: Listen to you. You havent changed a bit. Whatre you three ditzes doing here? Chian hasnt ordered anything to be picked up.
Drat! I thought we were being cutesy Not three ditzes!
I dont like either. Anyway, can you identify these metal parts? Im fairly sure theyre parts for a gun.
I think its a metal luffa. Whaddaya say?
Chevre: Huh. These are pretty rare items. The material is fairly standard, but the way its built makes it feel like an antique.
Ancient, rather. And IF is right. These are parts for a rather abnormal gun. The grip and cylinder, to be precise.
Only a giant or some legendary hero would be able to handle the recoil from this.
Tch! So Iffys right for once.
What do you mean, for once?!
Chevre: Sounds like youre already aware these belong to the hero Kuterogis dual revolver.
You know about it, too?!
Chevre: Hah. Take a look at these two parts. These arent junk. These here are a giant trigger and hammer.
System Message: Obtained Dual Barrel Revolver: Hammer.
Obtained Dual Barrel Revolver: Trigger.
These are parts of the gun, as well?
Chevre: I kept them just in case. Their size perfect fits the scale of the other parts you brought in.
But, but, we dont have the most important part! We need the barrels!
And why make it so large?
Chevre: Kuterogi is said to have been a hero interested in advanced technology.
I think he had a good eye. Without him, they wouldnt have stood a chance against the goddess back then.
I heard he lost his leg in the battle, so he spent his remaining years in a quiet, peaceful place.
He kept the gun with him until he died In one of Lastations frontier towns.
Its something I heard from my historian friend. I wish I could see for myself, but itd be great if you girls could go.
A frontier town on Lastation Nep-Nep, this is important information!
Mm-hmm. Sucks I was wrong about the metal luffa, though. Well, lets head out!
Also, did they waste this much time when they were rescuing me?
Video- Gust Scene
What happened? Did you step on it?
I pulled on the charger too hard and the connector snapped inside it. This is the third time.
Youre too rough with them. You should be gentle with electronics. Theyre like babies, and need your tender care.
I try to be as gentle as possible Geez.
Gust has perfect item for you, IF.
Ta-da! Wireless charger.
Its a suspicious plate and a cell phone battery.
Put battery in cell phone and place phone over plate.
Its worth a shot, right? Okay, lets see.
Huh? Whoa, it says its charging.
You can charge wirelessly by placing phone on charger!
Of course, components top-secret.
This is amazing, Gust. Thisd be a huge success, no doubt about it.
I think about selling soon. Thats test model, so you can keep.
Great! Thanks, Gust. Ill make sure to treat it well.
No wonder it took so long.
It must be. Lets just go look inside the cave
Geez, cant anyone hide stuff in places a little easier to spot?
I guess I shouldnt complain.
Video- Dual Revolver
Me, me, me! But not the defiling part. Were helping you by defeating monsters!
Wait, you said Kuterogis cave?! Does that mean the gun barrels are here, too?
Guard: I knew it. More thieves seeking the gun. Begone, you greedy harlots! Otherwise, you shall regret coming here.
Hold up. Listen to us, first. Were not gonna auction it off or make money from it, Not a single Credit.
You sound more suspicious when you say it like that
But shes telling the truth! We just want to go to Celestia and stop Arfoire.
Guard: Arfoire ? Whos that?
Shes a former goddess whos making these monsters! We gotta get to Celestia to stop her!
The former goddess in Celestia is burning illegal copies of discs and distributing them around the world!
Well, we dont know if she burns them to create them. Heh, sounds kind of like a metaphor for something.
Guard: I see. Celestia is facing another world-ending crisis
Yes! We must go there and stop Arfoire!
Were not gonna put it to bad use. Well bring it back when were done, too. So please, lemme borrow it.
Guard: In that case, today ends my watch over this gun. I leave it in your care.
I never thought Id be the one to hand it over to the new heroes. Try opening the chest in front of you.
This box ? Okay, Ive had lots of practice. Hmph Whoa!
System Message: Obtained Dual Barrel Revolver: Barrel.
Oh dear, a lady should really avoid such obvious setup lines.
Guard: So she says. Kuterogis attendant inherited it That attendant is my ancestor.
A key to open the forbidden path to Celestia. Weve guarded this barrel for so many generations.
And youre giving it up just like that? I cant believe these two convinced you.
Guard: Sir Kuterogi already predicted there would be another goddess plotting misdeeds some day
His command was to give up the gun once the time came.
Oh, yay! Im counting on you two to put the gun together, Compa and Iffy. Bye-bye!
Compa, youve got my permission to roundhouse kick her in the face later.
Im not really into violence, but I think shed do well to suffer a firm flick on the back of her ear
System Message: Got Hero Kuterois Dual Barrel Revolver.
Also, these blogs are quite odd. I am not sure I like them.
Video- Blog and Arfoire
Todays topic is about the islands surrounding Lastation.
As you know, there are several islands floating around Lastation.
There are storage facilities, mines, ruins, and I think something like a tower. Whatever.
I cant remember the exact number of storage spaces, but theres a lot.
Rumor has it a mysterious robot sleeps at the far end of one of these storage units.
I know you want to go and find it now, but really stay away from there. A lot of monsters reside on those islands.
A few treasure-hunting adventurers returned with severe injuries just a few days ago. Sucks for them.
But if youre a monster hunter, its perfect for you. You can live in your world and play in ours, so to speak.
In fact, there are probably job offers related to exactly that. You might even make some extra Credits.
Thats all. Later.
Then Arfoire attacked them again.
Whoa, its Arfork! Whatre you doing here? Are you a spelunking enthusiast?!
Whore you calling Arfork?! What am I doing here? Im interfering, of course!
Plus, whore spelunking enthusiasts?! Dont they blast ghosts with oxygen tanks and stuff?!
Whyre you interfering? Doesnt it get tiring? Lets just go relax and take it easy for a bit.
Nep-Nep, this is no time to be friendly! We have to do what we promised Histy !
You think I dont know youre desperately trying to find the Quartet Arms?
As expected of an ex-goddess! Cant you wait just a teensy bit longer? Dontcha have time for some tea?
Shut it! I will let you advance no further! I know youre trying to open the path to Celestia.
Then you wanna settle this here? Although that wouldnt be very cool or dramatic for the end of a game.
Well, itd be easier for us if we could just settle things now. We wouldnt have to keep doing this weapon fetch quest!
Hmph! Just because you were able to defeat my alter egos, dont think youre invincible.
Oh, so youre the for reals one? Are you stronger than your other yous?
Tch! Im going to shut that blubbering, blabbering mouth of yours! Brace yourself!
Well, probably not real Arfoire again. But you get my meaning.
Boss Battle: Arfoire
Arfoires back again, and is a lot like shes always been. Not much to say, watch for status effects because shes been doing those for a few fights.
They took her down pretty well, so at least theres that.
Yay! We sent her home crying!
I dunno if Ill remember this, though Im pretty forgetful lately.
Dont you worry! Ill make sure to remember it thoroughly on your behalf.
Are memories transferrable like that? Whatever. Lets keep looking for those weapons.
Next Time, on Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Wisdom Bow. The search for the Quartet Arms continues.