Part 52: Arfoires Secret CastleLast time on Hyperdimension Neptunia, the path to Celestia was opened. Now on Hyperdimen-
Nobody cares, there are pressing matters to discuss, namely that its bullshit that Arfoire gets a secret castle in the heavens.
Yeah, it really stretches plausibility that we wouldnt know about something like a huge awesome castle where we usually live.
Im pretty sure readers lost their suspension of disbelief about fifty episodes ago, though.
I dont have anything to add to this conversation but I feel like I should say something so pudding is delicious!
I never knew a castle existed in Celestia.
You didnt know? Maybe you were already Nep-Nep-ing even back when you were a goddess.
Celestia is rather large and not nearly as clustered as the human world, so I never knew of this place either.
Arfoire did not even tell any of you about this castle ?
Even then, the time we spent apart was far too long.
We should all spend some quality girly pillow-talk time once this has all concluded.
Sure, um book. Neptune calls you Histy, so thats fine, right?
How did you three meet one another?
Youre not all from Planeptune, right?
I took care of Nep-Nep when she fell from the sky. We bumped into Iffy in a dungeon shortly after that!
From the sky Right. I really should apologize to Nep-Nep
Im so sorry. The other goddesses and I are the ones who led to your fall.
It was when We were all impatient to just finish the stupid Console War
We finally chose to eliminate one of us to start with. We, the other three, managed to defeat Neptune.
WHATS UP JERKTOWNS?!
What?! Nuh-uh, no way! Is something wrong with my memory again?
I look up ot you two. I couldnt imagine traveling with Neptune and not strangling her.
Yeah, it was pretty bad at first. She was still a total dunce like now, but add amnesia to that.
Its like the birth of the ultimate moe cavewoman. Her aura of ignorance was just so suffocating.
I I never emitted any stinky auras! Girls only emit rainbows and marshmallows!
I bet you did. To make it worse, youre naturally indifferent towads yourself.
Right. Youre so nosy about other peoples business, but you never really talked about yourself.
Th-Thats cuz I didnt remember nothin!
Were relaxed here, but this might be the final dungeon. Isnt this Arfoires home?
I do not believe so. I think this is merely used as a base of operations.
Then we might find her Evangelist costume, special weapons, and armors!
Enough chatter, girls. We should move. Arfoire will laugh at us if we continue to dilly-dally!
BLARG I AM SO POWERFUL, YOU CANNOT DEFEAT MY WALL OF STUPID WORDS!
I am suspicious that this Arfoire is some sort of elaborate fraud.
What was your first friggin clue?
How many times have we suffered that laugh? Im glad we wont have to anymore after this.
Sorry to interrupt, but Its been a while, Ms. Arfoire. Remember me? The goddess you tricked and manipulated?!
Ive no idea what youre talking about! However, I do remember this one hopeless, arrogant goddess who
couldnt do anything but watch Avenir practically take control of her own land!
Well, excuse me! I-Its not like Im the most efficient girl in the world
But Ive always done my very best! Ive regretted a few things from my past, but I havent lost hope.
Yes. Sometimes, trying too hard can cause mistakes. Admitting that is the hardest part!
Thanks. I was able to finally realize that, too.
I wasted thousands of years fighting with the other goddesses, because of you. For that, Ill make you pay!
Long time, no see. I have to thank you for something.
I would never have left my room if you didnt come to my land and screw things up
Hmph! Whats a sheltered, amateur goddess doing here? Gonna try to defeat me you fool?
You must not know what Im capable of. Sounds like your brain grew mold while you overheated in your locked room.
Mold? Theyre more like mushrooms, really
I would never have made jokes like that before because I didnt have any friends. But now, I have Iffy !
Compa, too. And I guess Nep-Nep. Arfoire, you gave me the opportunity to open my eyes and see the world.
Thanking you with all my heart isnt enough to show my gratitude. I hope you can accept it.
I WILL DESTROY YOU WITH MY-
-this isnt working, and this outfit is so sweaty. How does she fight in this?
I told you this plan was dumb.
Gust thinks plan was sound, failed in execution stage. IF and Compas fault.
I have to agree, if only that stupid costume fit me this would have gone fine.
Weve met a lot in my Evangelist disguise. Dont think Ive forgotten your crass way of speaking.
If youre going to cuss and throw a tantrum, do as you wish. However, you must realize thats your true self!
Maybe youre right, but I aint gonna let it get to me each time you rub it in my damn face!
Im gonna stop holding my tongue just because Im a goddess!
Ill bitch at anyone I dont like whenever I want, because those are my true feelings!
Whats the point of a frickin goddess if shes quiet all the time? I aint ashamed. This is how I roll, dammit!
Staying true to herself Thats Neptunes real strength. You cant drag me down anymore!
I wont let you pull me down to your level!
Arfoire, I am neither enemy nor friend. You already know that, right?
Look within yourself. You are your greatest nemesis !
You are doing all of this to change yourself.
Her enemy is herself? Is she gonna beat herself up? Does she want us to defeat her?
No, she is trying to destroy the world in an effort to gain herself!
That explanation really didnt help
Haaaaah ha ha ha! So youve come to that conclusion as well, Histoire?
Youve been at my side for millions of years and you finally caught on, huh? Hysterical!
Shes her own nemesis? Gain herself? What? Whats all this mean?
No, it was pretty stupid. I mean first, her hair is still whatever color that is. Second, you didnt open with that ridiculous laugh. And yet I think you still fooled at least two of us.
I-I wasnt fooled. I even said she looked suspicious!
I was too busy marveling at what you must be like if this past bit has been you holding back to notice the inconsistencies in their effort, Blanc.
Huh? Shes the worlds everything and the worlds her everything?
Yes! It all comes back to those words.
What do you think will happen to Histy if Arfoire destroys the world?
No, I would not disappear, but there is no doubt I would forfeit most of my existence.
I will lose most of my power to stand against Arfoire.
Oh, so Arfoire could do whatever she wants to Histy when shes sleeping.
Could you be any more thick? It means Arfoire would be able to gain Histys power!
And have her way with the world! Thats her objective.
Hmm close. Histoire, is your answer the same as theirs?
No. Perhaps your goal is to use my power, and
Overwrite yourself as the complete being known as the True Goddess?
Haaaah ha ha ha! Excellent! I am most amused.
Looks like locking you away in the human world wasnt a bad idea, after all. Youve become rather wise for a little old thing.
However, youre missing something quite important.
Ill show you what it is in this battle. Now, Neptune! This is the last time I shall call out your name!
Also Compa out of nowhere with the explanation, all wise and stuff.
Hey! I get the feeling youre making fun of me somehow!
Boss Battle: Arfoire
This is a lot like the Arfoire we fought with just Neptune, except she hits like a train. Seriously, she can take off like 2/3 of someones health in her turn no problem and Compa would probably die to that sort of attention. That said, shes got no health so just blow her up.
Yeah Neptune, I dont think you get to make fun of anyone. Ever.
That aside, Arfoire is down for the count. Lets get out of here!
Yeah. I have a bad feeling about this place. You think itll start falling or self-destruct?
This building is not as fragile as you think.
However, I do feel something awful approaching !
I hope that wasnt another one of her fake little counterparts. They were all over the human world, right?
I highly doubt it. Arfoires records should be deleted in the tome by now.
You say that in such a vague way. You ARE the tome, right? Cant you, like flip through your pages and check for sure?
Well, I can do a search, but are you sure? It may take me about three days
It feels like Arfoires soul remains and is wandering around us, laughing
S-Stop it! I aint afraid of no ghost I hope physical attacks will still be effective against her!
I forgot my holy water, too. Yknow, you shouldnt get so scared, Nep-Nep
That wasnt meant to be offensive, but Maybe you actually are scared of ghosts? I didnt know Thats kind of cute.
O-Of course. Im scared of a lotta stuff. Like carrots, eggplants, bell peppers
Those are just your least favorite foods. And theyre all veggies! Bad girl!
Sorry, already stopped listening.
You better not be leaving them on your plate Or it may come true
Whatever youre all feeling, were not going to sit here until Arfoire revives, are we?
No way. Id like us all to leave as soon as possible but were all worried.
Weve all got strong motives to fight her Dont you wanna make certain this is over?
So were gonna sit here and contemplate something we cant do anything about?
Besides, not everything is gonna be back to normal just because we defeated Arfoire.
Monsters still exist. There are so many stupid, annoying things we have to do to fix our exhausted lands.
True. This is just the start of the fight for you goddesses
I wonder what Nep will do?
Everyone, we must get out of this place immediately. Hurry !
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