Part 148: Episode CXLII: House GuestEpisode CXLII: House Guest
Were going to take a different detour today before getting to work burning through each of the DLC arenas proper. Hey, you know how Emil keeps mentioning where he lives? He even sent us an email that one time talking about it.
Music: Rays of Light
Well, hes not just being a weirdo. I mean... I guess he kinda is because randomly dropping hints to your home to everyone you meet isnt exactly standard behavior. But Emil is just friendly like that. Regardless, you remember around where we completed the third and final Speed Star race? You know, the one where he exploded. And the machine holding the goal flag also exploded?
Near that location there happens to be a quite large pipe across a small jump. Water is pouring out of it feeding to the pit leading back to the alien mothership and the Copied City.
If 9S happens to get curious and leap into said pipe, well find an elevator a short jog within. And yes, we 100% want to bring 9S for this venture. A2 or 2B are welcome to come check out this area too. Its been accessible since Route A. Its just been... ill-advised to explore it until now.
Well, riding random elevators hasnt steered us wrong lately. Might as well give this one a shot too.
Music: Blissful Death
A rather lengthy elevator ride deposits 9S in a new area, a large cavernous system beneath the City Ruins. This place is actually quite large although the points of interest in it are limited (beyond quite a bit of weapon material goodies in treasure chests tucked away in corners.)
The caverns are not at all abandoned, despite the obscure location of em. In fact, theyre lousy with Level 60-65 machines. Considering before grinding up to the level cap, we were only Level 63... this area is a wee bit dangerous. The enemies down here are always Level 60 and above, even in Route A. Hence why weve avoided this field trip until now.
Spelunking further into the caverns, we come upon a very deep hole with a lake at the bottom. While it might be tempting to just take the leap straight down into the abyss, theres actually reason to take it slow.
Theres several side caves lining the perimeter leading to more treasure. Its mostly high end stuff like Meteorite and the like. Which is nice but less than exciting.
What is interesting is a hacking locked chest down here containing the penultimate intel document left to collect in our playthrough. Lets take a look...
Be sure to tell nobody that our Plan Z for saving humanity is already starting to shit the bed and its barely out the gate. Im sure well work out the kinks in due time and it wont be an issue.
Continuing onward to the bottom of the giant sinkhole, we come upon a very pretty underground (does it still count as underground if its in a super deep hole?) lake. Its unwise to jump in and take a swim. Androids cant swim. Thats ridiculous. Though... neither could Replicants. Making humanitys copies have the ability to get drunk? Done. Giving them the ability to swim? Meh... too much R&D.
Found resting next to the lake is the very last Intel document in NieR: Automata. Theres absolutely no reward for getting em all. But weve still done it!
This is talking about Emils sister, Halua aka No.6 with the National Arms Laboratory literally being Spencer Mansion complete with an evil science lab basement housing an unstable bio-weapon.
Everyone forgets the part where Emil had a fifty foot tall Evangelion monster of the week reject sister that ate him and he absorbed her body on death to get his current iconic form.
While were down by this lake, this area actually contains quite a few unique fish. Hell if the RNG gods wanted to give me any of em the ten minutes I tried to catch something. This is the only new one I caught. Eight times...
Nobody likes to get touched in their soft parts.
Continuing further into the cavernous system leads us to an area filled to the brim with nasty enemies in pitch darkness. This would be an issue... if werent at max level and everything melted in three seconds of Pod Laser fire. Even those lousy worm machines are no match for buffed out 9S.
At the far end of this cave we find an elevator that will take us back up to the surface. Well... actually itll take us back to near the other elevator which we can then take to return to the surface. It also serves as a shortcut to whats ahead.
And ahead is a large steel door leading to an inner chamber where we find...
...a few dozen dead player android corpses. The room might have taken a moment longer than usual to open the door/load due to the density of dead bodies in here. That is... worrying... Theres another steel door at the far end. Lets just tip-toe past this graveyard of dead androids and find...
Old Music: Emil ~ Sacrifice
Emils House! What do you know? Hes got a nice little pad down here. No earthly idea how the hell he makes it up and down that ravine. Other than a series of sick jumps and wall drifting. Sadly, Emils Off Road Rally did not make the cut for DLC content.
You ever want appliances that have been obsolete for several millennia, Emil has got you set! CRT monitors and old box set televisions for days in Emils house. Need you a vintage Windows 95 desktop PC to play X-Wing vs Tie Fighter? Emil has the hook-up. New (circa 1996) printer/fax combo machine? Lets make a deal.
Also on display in Emils house is a variety of Emil masks. Assuming theyre masks and not flattened Emil clone heads... I mean is there really a difference? Other than the fact youd be wearing an Emil corpse? Its weird Emil isnt selling these things. Maybe 9S can just...
Wha? Were not stealing anything. Theyre right out here in the open. Besides, Emil has practically been begging us to visit his home the entire game. This is clearly just a gift for guests, right?
...Thats not how you wear a mask, 9S. Youre doing it wrong. Tch... Fine. Whatever. This the only thing we can collect down here. Its a little bit anticlimactic.
Oh well. Past the somehow increasing field of corpses we go and back to the surface. Our fieldtrip is at its end.
Music: Rays of Light
Before we conclude this update, lets go see how Emil is doing and make sure weve not overstepped our boundaries or anything with our visit.
See? Hes perfectly fine. Its even his premium shop inventory with the good stuff. I needed to pick up a few things to finish up weapon upgrading. Spiffy. What a nice boy. Well, see ya around Em
I actually had a bandit break into my place a little while ago! After that, I put all my valuables in a secure container. Now I dont have to worry anymore!
Y-yeah... what a world we live in... Well, take it easy Emil. Hope that container is nice and secure. Against the bandits, ya know...
Video: Episode 142 Highlight Reel
Emils House Concept Art You think Emil still owns the Spencer Mansion or did he have to sell that off to fund the alien resistance war effort?