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Lobotomy Corporation

by TeeQueue

Part 160: BCP 6 - El Llanto de la Luna

X-394 is a big facility, full of mysterious creatures known as Abnormalities. Many of these Abnormalities can do very bad things if they're handled improperly, and it's vitally important that our agents know just what may happen if they're careless. What's a manager to do?

Episode 6: El Llanto de la Luna

Music: trailer

Hi! I'm Paul! Just your everyday plucky employee of Lobotomy Cobotomy, here today to talk about El Llanto de la Luna!

El Llanto de la Luna, or La Luna for short, is an Abnormality who has a special means of handling known as 'Performance.' Any attempt to perform Insight work will do this instead. Please note that this work type does not provide any Insight training.

So it won't help me grow at all! That's not particularly amazing!

It won't, but it's important that we show it off to ensure the manager understands the upsides of sending an agent to play the piano. To do that, we'll need to take a peek at the values of one of our current agents.

Domineering disciplinarians, it's the one and only Captain Tenebrais! Are you sure we can show this?

No worries, Paul! This series is for Sephirot and Managers only-there's no chance the Clerks will hear about this.

That's reassuring to know, Miss Hod! Gee golly, and her stats are through the roof too!

Things may look like that, but just you wait. Paul, it's time-go ahead and get started!

She reminds me of my old piano teacher! She hit me with a stick when I played wrong.

Something similar will happen here if you mess up, but she'll hit your mind instead!

Wooah! She still deals White damage now?

Yep! But don't you worry, Paul. We've given you the Hypocrisy E.G.O, which will constantly restore your SP!

That's really thoughtful of you, Miss Hod!

It's like I always say, the right E.G.O for the right job!

Gee golly, Miss Hod! I'm playing my heart out, but the music hasn't changed. Why's that?

That's because what you're playing right now is the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata, a song that will cause this entire video to be immediately copyright claimed!

Holy shamoley! I thought this video was just for the Sephirot and the Manager, though?

Be that as it may, I'd rather edit the music out than risk calling the attention of the Head over something like this!

Remember: Don't stream La Luna's performance! It's strictly against the law!

Now that we've covered that, I'd also like to point out that we do still gain PE boxes from performance work. This means we can do this to progress towards our energy goals, even though agents cannot grow from it.

But Miss Hod, that can't be all it's good for!

Of course not! For that, let's go back and see Tenebrais's stats right now!

Voluminous virtues, Miss Hod! Her Temperance and Justice both went up by 5!

That's right, Paul! They increased by-five? Five? It's supposed to be 10, right? Th-this is what I get for basing my information on that agent-run wiki…

Wait, this series is crowdsourced?!

...A-a-anyways, as you can see, it raises Temperance and Justice by 5 points for the duration of the song! Once it stops playing, this buff goes away-so put it to good use while you can!

That's really short, Miss Hod!

I'm sure our Manager can come up with a use for it, even with that.

Please remember that every performance work reduces the Qliphoth Counter by 1-it can safely be done twice without a problem, however the third time will cause an issue.

Is that the only cost, Miss Hod? That sounds like a deal!

Not exactly. In addition to lowering the counter, the agent also suffers excruciatingly painful fatigue from playing.

My fingers! They're so sore! It's piano practice all over again!

This fatigue cuts their HP directly in half, so be sure not to let any performing agents walk outside into a Green or Amber Ordeal.

That's really good advice, Miss Hod! But what happens if the Manager does order a third performance?

That's an excellent question! Let's find out. Paul?

Oh boy oh boy, I love devoting myself to science!

Pernicious pianists! She up and melted away! And I'm playing a different song, too!

That means that La Luna has breached. At any time she breaches, the third movement of Moonlight Sonata is played.

At least she doesn't look that dangerous!

Appearances can be deceiving, Paul. In this mode she has two forms of attack.

The first is a hearty smack with her cane, dealing Red damage!

She is just like my piano teacher!

Her second attack is a stab with her flaming cane, which deals a notable amount of Black damage.

As you can see, she's capable of dealing with a large number of employees in a very short period of time.

Wowsers! She sounds like a handfull! Good thing I'm safe back here in the containment cell, huh?

Oh, I wouldn't say that, Paul… When playing the piano during a breach, every work is an automatic success-the PE boxes will be maxed out for sure. But what happens after that point?

...I get to go home?

Not exactly. Let's watch!

Every three seconds, the user will take Black damage. This lasts until the 90-second performance is done, or until the employee dies.

Jeepies, Miss Hod! Hypocrisy is weak to Black damage! That means..!

Yowie wowie! She came back when the piano stopped!

When the performance ends, either after 90 seconds or when the agent dies, La Luna returns to containment. She will also return if she's suppressed successfully,

That means if an agent gets trapped in there, it’s the Disciplinary team to the rescue!

That's right, Paul!

But, Miss Hod, why would the manager ever use this ability? It seems almost completely worthless!

Don't be silly, Paul. I'm sure it has some sort of use! It's not for us to question the Manager's toolbox.

Wow, you're right Miss Hod! I must be a darn fool to question the Manager's ability to profit from Abnormalities!

Well, that's all the time we have today. Thanks for joining us! And remember…

Knowledge is just pain plus observation! Have a great day!