Part 176: 12/7: The Meek Shall Inherit The EarthPart 166: 12/7: The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth
It seems some of you were rather dismayed at Skulls plan last update, particularly the whole bit about using Oracle as pedobait. Well, uh, good! More support for Shido!
Lets see One of them is apparently at the slots, and the other doesnt leave his room? Well, the map says theres an entertainment hall up ahead. Maybe the slots are there?
Seeing for ourselves will likely be the quickest way to find out. Let us proceed onward.
And so, the Phantom Thieves leave the pool deck.
Running down more hallways~
Heres another map. I dont know why Im even bothering to show these, theres no way to make sense of them.
I guess that means theres a Shido statue here too. How troublesome.
Hm My ad-mice would be to pro-squeak cautiously.
Oracle, my ad-mice would be--
I believe she heard you the first time. Anyway, can we focus on the task at hand?
Further in, we are treated to another mousecapade and some bad puns.
The twist here is that the statues are no longer confined to rooms, but are now in hallways as well. Its not a major change. Here, the thieves have to carefully navigate a series of hallways with Shadows emerging from them.
This is Barong. Its weak to Curse and Wind and blocks Bless. It uses Electricity and can inflict Rage.
This is Kurama Tengu. Its weak to Ice, reflects Wind, and uses Wind and Physical, as well as Masukunda.
Panther learns Diarahan to replace Diarama.
Oracles Subrecover HP EX automatically replaces Subrecover HP, upgrading it from 10% to 20%.
And heres just the fucking exit because we have a lot of update left and the layout really isnt that interesting.
What the ?
That seems to be a Shadow too. Be careful, guys.
He looks way tougher than the other ones You think theyre tightenin security?
It wouldnt be surprising. Weve taken down two targets, after all. Lets proceed forward cautiously.
So, a new, stronger variant of Shadow.
These guys wont hesitate to just fucking shoot the Phantom Thieves, though the bullets dont seem to do anything.
That bird in the middle is Garuda. Its weak to Gun, repels Bless, and uses Amped Wind and Masukukaja.
Skull learns Matarukaja to replace Tarukaja, an amazing skill that will make him a mainstay for boss fights. Not that the Phantom Thieves will be fighting any bosses, once Shido has them murdered! ...Oh, Im bad at this!
Safe room time!
This is Forneus. Its weak to Electricity, drains Ice and Blocks Psy, and uses Psy and ailments like Brainwash and Confuse.
But I suppose if hes on this ship, Mr. Shido must accept him
He looks super dangerous! I dont wanna get involved, even if hes just some old cognitive thing!
Whatre you punks mumblin on about? I hear youve been makin quite a mess in here.
Eep W-Were totally not making a mess, we swear! Who are you anyway!?
Hmph! Im the one askin questions around here. Now, drink some salt water and reflect on what you did. Im leavin this to you, guys. I dont got the time to waste on little punks like these.
Salt water!? Does that mean
Look out, here they come!
These guys are weak to Bless and dont have a ton of health, so they go down quick.
Fox learns High Counter to replace Counterstrike, upgrading his Physical repel rate from 15% to 20%.
That wasnt funny, dammit! They were totally tryin to kill us!
Maybe because we caused a scene at both the restaurant and the pool. Somebody has to clean up the mess. Wait a second Clean up the mess?
Ohhh, thats why they call him the cleaner! Its cause he mops up any trouble that shows its face.
Thats right, the cleaner is not actually Akechi, weirdly enough. Its just some random dude.
That should make him pretty easy to find though. We just gotta disturb the peace somehow.
But doing so would have an adverse effect on us finding the other letters of introduction. Lets leave him for last and hurry over to the other two first.
In that case, our next target should be the TV station president in the entertainment hall ahead.
Lets go, Joker.
First, though, Joker makes a quick stop to fuse.
Music: Aria of the Soul
Barong and Titania make Melchizedek, which incurs a 48960 yen penalty as it is above Jokers level. At this point, I have made a decision to not fuse anything more than five levels above me so as to not completely destroy the games difficulty curve. Though Shido will surely make quick work of these thieves no matter what, hahaha!
Given that Im now your new mask, I will protect your justice with the whole of my being.
Melchizedek is a Biblical figure known for wisdom, and sources like the Book of Genesis mention him as both a king and a priest. His in-game description is: An angel of Gnosticism, governing over peace and righteousness. Though said to be the savior of the angels, he used to be a human, the king of Salem.
Not too much to brag about here.
Then the slot-loving TV station president should be here. Let us search the area for him.
Maybe well find that TV station prez we heard about in here.
In that case, why dont we try searching for him?
This place isnt too big, so spotting him should be easy. Be careful if you find him though!
Hes the president of a TV station, isnt he?
He gives letters of introduction to executives of companies who are willing to sponsor his programs. Thats a difficult condition to meet
Wanna just beat it out of him?
For real? But
Ill allow it. Youve got this, Noir.
A letter of introduction? But youre so obviously a child.
I am Haru Okumura, daughter of the president of Okumura Foods. I believe we sponsored you as well.
Oh, youre her? Its true that Im quite indebted to President Okumura. He funded us extremely well, after all. However, it looks like he got a little carried away. My condolences.
Regarding his exploiting management Mr. Shido asked me to defend him as much as I could. I even threw some extra security his way, but there were limits to what I could do. The damage almost reached up to Mr. Shido himself. President Okumura had to be cut off.
It seems he didnt just cast him off his ship, but also used him to trap the Phantom Thieves. Bravo, Mr. Shido. Truly a nasty maneuver.
Wont you please give me a letter of recommendation? Once our company recovers, I will arrange for us to cooperate with you in a sponsorship role.
Youre the daughter of the late president. Do you really have the authority to do that? Your employees probably resent you ...Well, thats not important. Im in your fathers debt, after all. I can repay some kindness to his daughter.
But my, your father truly was a fool.
He couldve lived a life of luxury if only hed done what he was told.
Our ratings shot up cause of that!
The TV Station President laughs hysterically.
Uh-oh, Noirs getting pissed! Theyll never find the bodies!
Hm? Thats just business.
Youre so cute you might just get good ratings.
Hands off, motherfucker.
The man laughs once more.
What are you talking about? Shes got this handled.
Shadow TV President
Music: Keeper of Lust
This fight is actually rather devious, so Ill walk through it step-by-step.
The leader will start by using Reverse Rub to inflict Rage on one of its allies. The Phantom Thieves are probably going to want to take out this ally immediately for a few reasons, one of which being that it takes much more damage while enraged.
The other ally will be able to use Mediarama to heal on its own turn, as well.
Another reason to take out the enraged foe quickly? Well
Oh fuck. Hey, Skull, you mind?
While the Phantom Thieves are capable of tanking hits for their leader with their Protect skill, its enough to reduce them to 1 HP immediately, so they need to watch out.
The leader can also use Swift Strike.
And one more time.
It hurts to breathe...
Once the enraged enemy is dealt with, the rest is rather simple. Both of the remaining foes go down without much in the way of effort.
Mona learns Mediarahan to replace Mediarama, letting him heal the entire party fully.
Noir also learns One-shot Kill, an amazing Gun skill that deals Severe damage with a high crit chance. She replaces Amrita Drop with it.
And thats three down for the Phantom Thieves. Balls in their corner at this point, I have to admit.
I assume as part of the media, you have knowledge about quite a few important topics. We will not take your life, as a long as you share the knowledge that youve kept from the public.
Pff, empty threats! Shido would say that and mean it!
Remember that Kaneshiro guy? The one from the mafia who ended up on the news a while back? Well, the money he was gathering all went to Shido-san.
Shido and Kaneshiro were connected ?
Indeed. As well as that old man Madarame. His counterfeit business along with Kaneshiros mafia aided Shido-san quite a lot financially.
Whaaaaaaaaat? Thats duuuuuuuumb!
I understand now
Hey, you were forcin the news to be about Akechi and Shido all the time, right? Im sick of em! ...Wait, this guys not a real person. Tellin him aint gonna do shit for us.
Skull, finally showing some insight.
Akechi-kun, did you anticipate this curious turn of events?
Oh, certainly not to this extent But it is important to note that he was the mastermind behind the recent commotion. Getting captured must have wounded his pride irreparably. Such things happen often to insurgent leaders.
According to the police, the whereabouts of the other members are still currently unknown. Considering they no longer require testimony from the leader, the investigation will be hard to--
May I butt in for a second?
The audience applauds.
No wonder they call you an ace detective of justice! What passion! How about we use this opportunity to poll the audience? Those who believe the detective of justice will annihilate the Phantom Thieves, press your buttons now!
...Oh, but I do have to study for my college entrance exams. I might not be able to promise that
The audience laughs.
I devoted myself to my studies, acted as an honor student, and made my name as an ace detective. And thanks to the Nav app and the Persona bestowed upon me by the gods I managed to dispose of any who got in my way. Though it took me some time to finally do so
I think if it were me, I wouldve collapsed from the shock.
Perhaps my mind was worked up due to the major task I had untertaken
The audience laughs.
See? Even Akechi-kuns face has stiffened up.
A-Ah, sorry about that.
The audience laughs uproariously at Akechis joke. Fuckin sycophants. Speaking of which, Id like to get some feedback on a campaign ad Ive been working on. Please watch this and tell me your thoughts but also I worked very hard on this so pls no flames:
Shidos Great Campaign Ad!
I tried looking up some other campaign ads for reference but they were all very racist, so I had to improvise. I think I did a pretty good job!