Part 199: 12/24: The Truth About CatsPart 188: 12/24: The Truth About Cats
Music: Aria of the Soul
Whore they ?
My name is Igor. I am the master of the Velvet Room.
I am Lavenza, a resident of this place as well. We have been waiting for all of you.
My master has just been released from a long period of imprisonment. His powers have not fully returned. Though it may be presumptuous of me, I will speak on his--
Hey, wheres Morgana?
Would you like to see him?
Thats where you were hidin!?
Morganas been awkwardly standing in that cell for like five minutes waiting for us to notice him.
It was to dispel an evil being from mans spiritual world
My role was to find the Trickster and help him defeat it. Thats why I was created here by my master.
I really remember everything. When this place was about to be taken over, my master gathered the last traces of mankinds hope. ...He mustered up his remaining strength to make me.
The entity that calls itself a god is a malevolent will that forces man into everlasting servitude. It hopes to attain eternal peace by filling reality with those who have stopped thinking for themselves. ...That is the ruin of man that this evil god envisions.
An uncharacteristically spirited outburst from Lavenza.
It seems like most of the party somehow understood that last episode. Try to keep up, Makoto.
I was wondering why it had a will of its own, but are you implying that it isnt a Treasure?
No. As the distorted desires of the masses, it is most certainly the core of Mementos itself.
Then did the Treasure become a god because people wished to be ruled over ?
That is correct.
OneGoro Akechiincited the masses distortion. Had he won, the world would have been destroyed and remade. The other was a Trickster who would stand up against this That was Maaku Hamiru.
If Maaku won, the human world would be left as is Those were the conditions of the gameat least, thats what shouldve happened.
That malevolent being knew that a revolution would not occur within indolent humans. After all, it is the masses distorted desires incarnate.
He believed that a Trickster would rise among the people and accomplish this change. But that evil entity laughed at the prospect, and sought to prove the powerlessness of man with the game. And Maaku Hamiru had great potential which is why is approached him. It helped train the Trickster, only to cast him into despair, using the masses who rejected their savior. This was likely its means to nip in the bud anything that would pose a threat. Now that I think back to when I was separated, I felt a disagreement to the word rehabilitation. Of course I did It was just a means for the fake to keep you under surveillance.
Basically, this guy was dragged into a game where the evil god rigged the outcome.
Weve been fucked over countless times by assholes making decisions for us, only to reveal they had their thumbs on the scale the whole time. This is nothing new.
Your real world has already been fused with Mementos. You do not exist because reality is replete with the cognition of those who deny the Phantom Thieves. It can be said that the world is one step away from the evil gods machinations. However there is still hope. Maaku Hamiru. Now that the evil gods identity has been exposed, you can see your rehabilitation to its completion. Only you can leave this prison, and save this distorted world and its captive people
You must challenge the evil god and reclaim your existence in reality. Are you up to the task?
Fist pump, nice.
The Phantom Thieves nod.
Igor claps in amusement.
There is nothing to fear. You already possess the strength to oppose this evil god.
Morgana, please guide them. And thank you for all that youve done. Its a cruel responsibility thats been cast upon you
I will accept your words of appreciation fully when everything is over. Now follow me!
Thats our exit. Come on, lets go.
Huh? Were back in Shibuya again!?
The party instantly vanishes agajust kidding.
Oh, right This is where we were when our bodies disappeared.
It seems like people still havent realized that this abnormality has taken over the city
If I remember correctly, this is that Quarantine Cell
You did say you were born in there It makes so much sense now.
Wait So if we came outta there, does that mean WERE the criminals !?
How is that at all a new or novel concept at this point?
No, its more like Maaku! Since he was kept in here!
Uhhh, hi Morgana. Youre looking radiant this afternoon.
The Velvet Room originally existed to nurture the human mind, but after it was taken over It was sealed inside that bastards nest Inside Mementos.
Its probably because my memories have returned. I know what my duty is now.
Wait a sec, wh-whats with those weirdly-dressed guys?
I kind of remember seeing a silhouette of them on a jumbo-screen in the city
The Phantom Thieves?
Oh yeah, thats right! I completely forgot about them!
It doesnt seem to be everyone though. Only a handful of people in this large crowd.
Maybe its cause of Monas light!
Either way, they remember the Phantom Thieves!
The key of hope
Mona, guide us. Where must we go?
The bastard from earlier should be in that temple!
And so we march toward the Holy Grail once more