The Goddess of Planeptune. The shining protagonist, not to mention the postergirl of this series, whose name is in the very title! Her joyfully outspoken and excessively energetic personality is as bright as ever, unchanging even in the midst of an online game. She wields the deeply mysterious power that allows her to break through both intimidating adversities and... overly serious situations.
She has chosen the Paladin class. There's a rumor going around that she's a very strong character who performs melee and magic attacks with ease. She can even heal others! 
Neptune's short lilac hair still runs down to her collar bone. In her hair, her hair-clips are now in the shape of a shield. She wears a white and blue vest mixed with a dress and a breastplate. On her arms, she wears white gauntlets and contrasting black finger-less gloves. Her footwear consists of white greaves decorated with a wing accessory on her knees that extend to her thighs. Her hairpins, and armor in general is decorated with crosses with a diamond gem that is blue or yellow in the middle.
She is a happy, excitable girl with a very strong sense of justice. Her ditzy personality causes her to be very careless at times which can either help her or land her into serious trouble. She makes friends rather easily due to her friendly nature and often gives them cute nicknames. People admire her optimistic outlook and confidence. She never gives up or backs down when the going gets tough and she makes sure to see her objective through to the very end. Neptune does not like fighting and is rather pacifistic, preferring to avoid conflicts whenever possible. But when she has to fight, she can act seriously.
Neptune has logged into 4 Goddesses Online. She is ecstatic about the graphics, the smoothness of the control and how cute her avatar looks. She made her avatar as close to her in real life. Neptune then introduces herself to the audience. She is the Goddess of Planeptune, and currently on break playing this game as an apprentice paladin. She wonders where her friends are.
Noire and Blanc logs in. Neptune praises Blanc's priest outfit as it gives her goosebumps and is incredible. Noire wonders what Neptune thinks about her outfit. Neptune notices that Noire is a Black Knight, a rival to her paladin class. She teases Noire for going for the rival theme. Noire tells her that is not the case but she will never lose to Neptune in games.
Vert then logs in. Neptune greets her and wonders what her outfit and class is. It looks elven. Vert explains that she is the Enchanter class, the only class to bestow attributes to players depending on the situation. Neptune observes that Noire and Vert have switched the weapons, they wield in real life. Vert notices that everyone did change but with all the balance of their classes, they will be a splendid party.
With the initial dialogue out of the way, Neptune decides to introduce everyone else to the player. She starts off with Noire, the Goddess of Lastation. She is a lonely loner but now that she is in a party, she is not lonely anymore. Good for Noire. Noire's sassy wit is a great foil to Neptune's finely tuned sense of slapstick.
Next off, is Blanc, Goddess of Lowee. She is a shy homely girl who loves to read but once she loses her temper, she is unstoppable. Blanc is frustrated with her "shortcomings" in the chest area but her loyal subjects don't mind.
Vert may seem calm but she is a hardcore gamer above everyone. She also has a lot of "volume" and acts like the older sister to everyone but she does not actually have a little sister of her own.
Her friends wonders what Neptune is doing but are annoyed at her commentary of them. Neptune gets worried and tells the girls that this was their imagination. Noire does not buy it. Neptune quickly shifts the party's focus to the tutorial and runs off. Noire chases her.
Afterwards, Vert takes the time to appreciate the fact that while they normally compete they can work together in this game. Vert tells them the party shares a common destiny and no one should go off and solo.
Noire and Blanc think Vert is the first to go solo out of all of them. Neptune can't keep up with Vert's play style. She does not stay up all night and will leave that to Vert. Vert assures them for this one time, she will not concern herself with rank or completion. She will sincerely explore the world, make new friends and tell others about the game as this is her responsibility of being granted early-access by the 4 Goddesses Online management.
Blanc is shocked. Neptune asks someone to pick up her jaw from the ground. Noire praises Vert for her decision. Vert thanks Noire explains that this episode of 4 Goddesses Online takes place in a different world.
Neptune then finds the tutorial event point. A NPC arrives and introduces herself as Bouquet , a guardian spirit, Royal Geist. She is sent by the Goddesses to guide them. Bouquet begins to explain the story of the world but Vert grabs her and embraces her. She asks Bouquet to be her little sister. Bouquet notes that her vision is blocked by the "bouncy bouncy". Noire pulls Vert back.
Blanc can't stand the "bouncy bouncy" but she notices that Bouquet reacted in real time to Vert's actions which should not be possible. Vert explains that this is a feature of the game, an advanced communication AI that can learn. Neptune summarizes her understanding of this as the ability to converse with NPCs in real time and finds that cool. Noire notes that this is Planeptune's tech and asks Neptune why she isn't aware of that.
Neptune was unaware of that but since Planeptune's technology is number one, it really is not surprising. Noire and Blanc take offense to that and try to justify why their nation is better. Vert reminds the girls that the real world is irrelevant.
Bouquet has a nosebleed. Neptune wonders if Bouquet is okay and scolds Vert for her earlier actions. Vert whines. Noire calms Vert down and urges everyone to listen to Bouquet's story.
Bouquet explains that long ago the 4 Goddesses descended from the Divine Realm to an empty world. Purple Heart, the Goddess of Fate, Black Heart, the Goddess of Prosperity, White Heart, the Goddess of Order, and Green Heart, the Goddess of Fertility created Alsgard, home to the World Tree Leanverde aka Tree of Life. That tree is the source of all magic in this world and created all life. 1000 years ago, the Goddesses sealed up the Demon King Jester, who tried to take Leanverde's magic. However, that took a toll of them and Leanverde's restorative magic could not restore the Goddesses. The Goddesses left Sacred Treasures which housed their remaining power and retreated to the Divine Realm to heal.
Before the Goddesses left, they told Bouquet's great great great grandmother, the Royal Geist at the time that "When the world is in danger once again those carrying our blessings shall appear. Grant them the sacred treasures, and call to us. Keep guard of the treasures until that comes". The adventurers before Bouquet are the "Chosen Ones". She requests they gather the Sacred Treasures at Tetyu Temple to revive the 4 Goddesses.
Neptune remembers that the models for the 4 Goddesses are based on them so she really wants to meet them. Now that they know the final boss, Blanc wants to know what they have to do first. Bouquet tells them to head to Wishuel, a city just pass this forest, an adventurer's hub. Afterwards, they should head to Cautlprim Cathedral where the 4 Goddesses are worshiped.
Vert understands. Neptune thanks Bouquet for the directions and tells her they will clear the first dungeon in no time. Bouquet wishes them all good luck. The forest is to test and train all potential "Chosen Ones". She tells them to learn at their own pace to navigate Alsgard and says her goodbyes. Neptune tells Bouquet they will see her soon.
In the forest, Neptune finds the monsters and wants to show off her stuff. Noire warns Neptune not to waste all her energy. If she does, they won't help her. Neptune says Noire can say that but Noire will never keep up with her. That fires up Noire's competitive spirit and she tells Neptune that she will never outgame her in a million years.
Closer to the end of the forest, Neptune notes that she is getting the hang of the controls. She wonders if everyone is the same but hears a noise. Neptune wonders what it is. Vert thinks it is the tutorial boss. Neptune thinks there is nothing to fear. Vert assures them that even if they used their bare hands, the boss would fall to them.
The party easily defeats the boss and Neptune comments on how easy it was. In Wishuel, Blanc wants to see the shops and Vert wants to go to the Cathedral. Neptune wants them to let her pick what to do.
Vert and Neptune enjoy the atmosphere of Wishuel. Vert is glad Neptune likes it and notes that one must be immersed in the environment to spend many hours in the game. Blanc and Noire think Neptune is addicted to 4 Goddesses Online. Noire tells her the first step to recovery is admitting the problem. Neptune denies her addiction. Blanc tells Neptune her denial and lack of self-awareness are the textbook symptoms of addiction. It may be too late for Neptune.
Neptune starts to worry that she will end up like Vert. Vert is hurt by the fact everyone thinks it is so bad to be like her. Noire tells Vert to stop with the fake tears. Blanc stops joking around and admits that Wishuel is beautiful and understands how one can pass the time in this game.
Later, Noire wonders what online games Neptune has been playing. Neptune has been playing online games largely on her console, not PC. She happily remembers the time she was accused of hacking when she got a rare item as item drops were especially rare in those games. The game ended its services so Neptune is playing the sequel as well as 4 Goddesses Online. Neptune wonders what Blanc has been playing.
Blanc has been playing a MMO based on a well-known RPG which is liked by kids for how easy it is.
Noire has started an RPG after it got its remake. The two of them also play 4 Goddesses Online. Neptune knows it is not worth asking but Vert is playing 4 Goddesses Online. Vert confirms that she is and she also played all the games the other Goddesses mentioned. She even likes World Break Online noting that it was great.
World Break Online ended its service after a major error in maintenance and the company going under. Neptune remembers that all her characters she worked on were all gone. Vert liked World Break Online as much as 4 Goddesses Online yet only memories remain of that game. Vert can't stand remembering that grim day and wants to return to the previous discussion.
Vert notices that everyone has some gaming experience and if they need any help they can rely on her. Neptune remarks that Vert's glowing face coupled with her previous statement makes her look like a Goddess. Vert reminds Neptune that she is a Goddess. Neptune says it was just a figure of speech but she will lean on Vert. Vert is happy to let Neptune lean on her but she tells Neptune she will not carry her.
Vert tells them getting experience is in gaming is important. Eventually they should naturally acquire the ability to play for 96 hours straight. Ignoring rest is a basic requirement for online gaming and she can last 4 days with the help of special drinks. Neptune warns the audience to not try anything Vert is suggesting.
At the 4th night, Vert wonders if her real self is in the game and if her real self is just a virtual avatar. Noire wonders what happens to people like Vert when games like World Break Online end. Blanc has heard about people staging protests outside the game company demanding that the game be kept online. Neptune finds that ridiculous as all they need to do is start over in another game. Vert urges them to avoid that topic.
Near a bulletin board, Vert explains that one can request or search for parties, ask for strategies and tips and chat. One can greatly expand their world. Noire thinks they should try to use it to their advantage. Neptune remarks that with this board, even a lonely Noire can make 100 friends. Noire demands Neptune take that back and chases her down.
Afterwards, the party heads into the Cathedral. Vert is awe, Noire notices the solemn atmosphere and Blanc feels at home. Neptune points out the statue of the 4 Goddesses. She finds them pretty especially Purple Heart. The other Goddesses prefer the Goddess that was based on them.
Noire remarks that the people here definitely worship the Goddesses. Bouquet appears and welcomes the Chosen Ones to Cautlprim Cathedral. Vert is overjoyed to see Bouquet and embraces her. Bouquet thinks the "bouncy bouncy" feels softer and has a nosebleed. Neptune tells the audience that Vert is using softness to win over Bouquet and they should continue watching to see if it works.
Noire pulls Vert away from Bouquet while Blanc heals Bouquet's nosebleed. Bouquet pulls herself together and explains that to save the world, they need to awaken the four Goddesses. Vert agrees that they need the power of the Goddesses to defeat the Demon King. Neptune wonders why the Goddesses don't just return on their own. They should know that their world needs them.
Bouquet tells Neptune she was going to get to that part. The Goddesses exhaust a great deal of their strength to come to Alsgard. Normally Leanverde would restore them but the damage they sustained from the Demon King could be healed by Leanverde. They had to return to the Divine Realm but the Demon King cursed them to be unable to wake up if they returned to the Divine Realm.
They need to gather the Sacred Treasures to build a rainbow bridge to the Divine Realm to awaken the 4 Goddesses. The Sacred Treasures, they need are the Amethyst Glass, Black Diamond Sword, Moonstone Hairpin and Emerald Mirror. Those treasures are sealed to prevent misuse and only the Chosen Ones should release the seal. Unfortunately, a powerful dark magic broke the seal and 2 of the Sacred Treasures ended up in the hands of the followers of the Demon King. The alliance of Paladins and Black Knights are attempting to retrieve the treasures but are having difficulty fighting the strong monsters.
Neptune asks for the location of the two treasures that are not stolen. Bouquet tells her they are in Logi Mountain and Yiear Forest.
Vert chooses Logi Mountain. Blanc asks Vert for her reasons. When Vert hears a mountain, she must climb it. That is what her heart says as well as that is the recommended level progression. Neptune wonders if Vert just has a feeling that there are rare items there. Vert tries to deny that and they should focus on saving Bouquet and this world. Once they get the Sacred Treasures Vert can have her union with Bouquet and all the Goddesses.
Neptune reports that Vert is drooling on Bouquet. Bouquet anxiously wonders what sort of bouncy fate awaits her. Blanc finds all of this ridiculous and hopes Vert is not a bad influence on the AI. Noire promises to control Vert so Bouquet does not have to worry and would appreciate her advice along their adventure. Bouquet accepts Noire's offer and looks forward to their next meeting.
The party heads over to Logi Mountain. Noire wonders what monsters live here and hope they aren't too strong. Neptune is sure there are no strong monsters. Noire wonders how Neptune is so sure. Neptune reminds her that this is the early game. Blanc warns Neptune to stop dropping her guard or else she will be the first to bite the dust. Vert promises to support the party with all her gaming instincts. Neptune is glad to have a reliable game junkie in their party.
Near the end of the dungeon, Neptune wonders if this is the place Bouquet mentioned. Bouquet appears and is glad they made it all the way safely. Bouquet points them to a small shrine. Neptune notices a monument in it. Bouquet explains that they need to write a spell to the monument to get the Sacred Treasure, Amethyst Glass. Neptune realizes that they need a password so she decides to enter in "pudding is the best thing in the world". Vert tries "My adorable little sisters, Nepgear and Bouquet hehehehehehehe". Noire tells the two to stop. She knows this goes against their characters but they should take this seriously for once-. Neptune and Vert get the Amethyst Glass.
Bouquet congratulates them and now the two of them have the power of the Awakening. Blanc cannot believe that is the password. Bouquet explains the game is still in beta therefore the password for the monument is not implemented and any password works. Neptune knows it is word coming from her but Bouquet should not be breaking the fourth wall.
Bouquet tells them to treat as if it was a notice from the administrator. This game is a beta so to test her learning capabilities, she has no filters against her speech except for confidential and banned terms. When the game is released, her speech will likely be restricted to not break player immersion. Vert is concerned and wonders if this is the only time to talk to Bouquet's true self and if she will forget about the time they spent together. Bouquet does not know if her memories will be erased and believes that is dependent on adventurers like them.
Neptune agrees and remembers a story about how an AI learned strange things then had to be frozen. She tells everyone to not teach Bouquet weird things. Vert tells her not to worry as she will protect the memories with her life. Her love for Bouquet will overcome all obstacles.
Blanc decides to enter "Password" to the monument. Noire thinks Blanc is being naive, haphazard and careless. She decides to enter a more secure password which is Lastation's birthday and 123. Neptune announces that Noire has the most naive password. Noire tells Neptune to shut up and she would never use that password in her real accounts. Neptune asks if Noire is sure. Noire says it does not matter as they got the Sacred Treasures.
Since the mission is accomplished Vert wants to spend some quality private time with Bouquet. Bouquet asks her to do something not overwhelming. Vert is glad she is accepted and decides to play tag. She asks Bouquet to chase her. Bouquet tells her to wait and chases her. Neptune notes that it has been a while since Vert was so happy.
The party returns to Wishuel. Noire receives a message. Neptune wonders who it's from. Noire says it's Uni and she is playing the 4 Goddesses Online Beta as well. Vert notes that only high ranking players from 4 Goddesses Online can get keys. If she is high ranking, Vert would like to invite Uni to her guild. Noire tells her that Uni is not interested in these types of games. She likes FPS games which means she got her key from... Neptune says it was Nepgear, her little sister that won the keys from a prize. She gave Uni, Rom and Ram and they are all playing together.
Neptune begins a brief explanation on the CPU Candidates. Nepgear is her little sister and the two of them are currently playing in the same room. Uni is Noire's little sister. Rom and Ram are twins and Blanc's little sisters. Neptune will go into depth about the candidates later. Noire reports that they already got the first Sacred Treasure. Neptune thinks this is expected of the CPU Candidates.
Later, Noire receives Uni's message that they are returning from Logi Mountain and alerts the Goddesses. Blanc suggests that they should wait in the plaza for the candidates' return. Vert can't wait for her lovely Nepgear. Neptune thinks it's nice that Vert likes Nepgear but she is her little sister and tells Vert not to forget that.
Later, Neptune sees her sister and calls out to her. Nepgear is glad to have met up safely, but remarks that they already have as they are in the same room. Vert wants to introduce the audience to her little sister, Nepgear and embraces her. Nepgear tells Vert to stop squishing her so hard but notes that this does feel warm. Neptune notes that Nepgear has been afflicted with a status effect and complains that Vert already has Bouquet.
Vert explains that she is an adult woman and can have as many little sisters as need be. Neptune thinks it is time to introduce the audience to the candidates. She starts off with Nepgear, her little sister and the CPU Candidate of Planeptune. A candidate is like the second or third CPU. Because of how Nepgear presents herself, she is often seen as the older sister. She is really good with machines and networks making her a reliable tech geek. This makes Neptune proud of her.
Next is Uni, Noire's little sister, the CPU Candidate of Lastation. She is a gun-loving military otaku who looks up to Noire and strives to be like her. She gets along with Nepgear due to their similar tastes and on their days off, they hang out by looking for parts.
Finally, Rom and Ram are Blanc's twin little sisters, the CPU Candidates of Lowee. Rom is the quiet older sister. She is introverted, shy and clings to Ram but will talk when she is used to you. Rom has a habit of saying her emotions out loud but it depends on the person's personality if they can hear it. Ram is the energetic younger twin. She is a lefty, has longer hair, super active and mischievous. If one adds Rom and Ram together then divide by two, one gets Blanc. The twins like to draw on Blanc's notebook which annoys her but in the end, they love each other. Lowee is the land of magic and in real life, the twins use magic.
That is it for the candidates and Neptune asks the cameraman to get back to focus on them all again.
Neptune compliments Nepgear for having a cute Mage outfit. Nepgear thanks her sister and thinks Neptune would make the perfect paladin. Nepgear did want to support Neptune as a Priest but Blanc already took that class so she decided to choose the Mage class to support her with long range magic.
Blanc notices that Ram is a Ninja while Rom is a Samurai. Since Blanc was always protecting them in real life, Rom and Ram decided to protect her in this game. Blanc is glad and wants to their best together. Neptune encourages Rom and Ram to make a ruckus with her in the front lines. Ram explains to Neptune that Ninjas use ninjutsu which is like magic. She won't always be in the front lines but will fight with a hit and away.
Neptune summarizes her understanding of that as Ninjas are equipped for attacks, ranged magic and evasion. This is a strong and dirty character which is expected for a ninja. Neptune wants to show off the strength of the Paladin class. Vert is glad that their party has doubled. Nepgear thinks they will have twice the fun.
Neptune decides to check out the newly opened Chaos Factory and finds IF and Compa. Neptune is surprised that the two of them are also in the beta. Compa thinks it is a nice surprise to see Nep Nep and the other CPUs. IF greets Neptune and believes they all started at the same time. Neptune introduces the two of them as her super close friends.
IF works for the Intel Guild in Planeptune. She is cool, reliable and her hobbies include cellphones and motorcycles. Compa is a nurse, the fluffy healer type. She is good at cooking so sometimes, she comes over to the Planeptune sisters to make them dinner.
IF thinks it is expected that the party has progressed so far given that Vert is in their party. The two of them just focused on managing shops in this city. Compa reports that IF gathers materials and she mixes them. Neptune thinks that is nice and realizes that they won't join her party. IF confirms this as there are too many side quests and they are only playing this on their free time from work. Compa welcomes Neptune to come over if she ever needs medicine. Neptune accepts and thanks them for the offer and leaves.
Now that the party has expanded thanks to the candidates Vert wants to name the party. Neptune notes that this is like a guild so she supports this. Nepgear wonders what it should be and suggests everyone spout whatever comes to mind.
Neptune wants "Goddess Communications". Noire does not hate it but fears it is too long. She suggests "Goddess Talk". Neptune tells Noire if she is going to change it that little, they may as well keep her suggestion.
Ram thinks since they are all Goddesses, they should go with "The Goddesses". Rom agrees and also suggests going for "The Guardian Goddesses". Neptune thinks its cute but might be too long. She wonders if there is another way to word it. Vert remembers that in Gamindustri, they are called Console Patron Unit, so suggests "CPU".
Everyone likes the name. Neptune declares that their party will now be known as "CPU". Vert thought they would argue more about this but is glad they settled it.
CPU checks out the newly opened Gion Blacksmith. Blanc recognizes the owner and greets her. She wonders what she is doing here. The owner notes that it has been a long time. Neptune asks Blanc if she knows the owner. Blanc explains that the owner helped her out a long time ago. She never expected to meet her in this game. The owner introduces herself as Tamsoft and her occupation is a Blacksmith.
Neptune then asks Tamsoft since she has a traditional Japanese vibe, if she specializes in sword smithing. Tamsoft tells her to bring in the materials and she will upgrade them. She is not limiting herself to swords, she can do guns as well.
CPU then takes the Certification quest at Logi Mountain. In Logi Mountain, Neptune tries to jump to a foothold to climb higher. Noire, Blanc and Vert are displeased with this and warn her not to fall. Neptune tells them not to worry as she is confident in her platforming skills and promptly proceeds to fall off. At the base of the mountain, Neptune gets back up. She is upset that she could not get to the foothold. She was so close. Neptune decides to hurry back to CPU.
CPU finishes the Certification quest and returns to Wishuel. Now that their strength has gone up Vert advises them to think about party reorganization before searching for other Sacred Treasures. Nepgear notices that Vert has been rather enthusiastic about completing this game. Neptune explains that she has been targeting Bouquet, a cute little girl as her sister. That being said, Neptune claims she is still the protagonist of this game, which is called "Cyberdimension Neptunia" not "Vertia".
All that aside, Nepgear is glad to have Vert in CPU. Vert is happy to help and tells Nepgear to not be afraid to ask for help in this game. Nepgear accepts her offer as she has never tried a Mage class and she will take any advice on using it. Vert knows Bouquet is lovely but Nepgear is just too adorable.
Uni notes that Vert has been clingy with Nepgear ever since they got here. Rom and Ram wonder if Uni is jealous. Uni blushes and denies that. Neptune believes a love triangle has formed with Vert and Uni pursuing Nepgear. She then realizes that she is also pursuing Nepgear so that would make it a love rhombus. Uni tells them all it is not like that. Noire tells them not to forget about her as she won't let Uni be taken away by Vert. Uni cannot believe her sister is getting involved. Neptune notes they have a love pentagon and it may become an octagon but even she would stop there.
Vert believes the party should balanced according to the skills and expertise of each player. After the party reorganization, Neptune thinks they should look for the next Sacred Treasure.
A mysterious person greets Neptune and wonders if she is in trouble. The person has a lot of top quality items which they will make cheap for Neptune to purchase. Neptune does notice that the mysterious person has some rare materials. She wonders what the mysterious person recommends. The mysterious person says that they will hide the item and Neptune will know how great it is once she uses it. Neptune is tempted by the number of items that seem hard to collect. She wants to buy some.
Nepgear arrives to stop her sister. The items are expensive and she should discuss this with everyone before buying. Neptune agrees. Nepgear notices that it almost time for CPU to meet up. She says goodbye to the mysterious person.
Phiaros runs into CPU. He is happy to see them. Neptune wonders if they met this NPC before. He explains that he guards the holy Yiear Forest. He needs to request something of them, the Sacred Treasure, Black Diamond Sword has been taken by the forces of the Demon King. Neptune complains about their bad security. Phiaros has no excuses but asks them to retrieve all the Sacred Treasures and revive the Goddesses. He already put the request at the guild.
Since it is official, Neptune is happy to accept the quest and tells Phiaros to leave it to them. CPU heads to the guild.
In the guild, they accept the request. The Goddesses begin to squabble on their reliability in this quest. Neptune thinks the best way to prove all of this is in the field. Of course, Neptune will the MVP.
In Yiear Forest, Neptune is pumped and ready to get the Sacred Treasure. Later in the forest, Uni stops and alerts her sister to something. It is a couple of players. Neptune is surprised to see other players. Since there are here, Nepgear suggests talking to them. Vert agrees.
Nepgear shows up and greets them. Kiria cuts her off stating there is no time for her and urges the princess to go ahead. The princess knows it is dangerous but relies on Kiria's protection. Kiria promises to wash away her sadness and take her pain. The two leave.
Nepgear finds it a shame that they left after she built up all that courage to talk to them. Neptune tells her sister not to let it get to her. Vert thought they were making the most progress in this game. Noire thought so too but it seems like there are even gamers that are better than Vert. Neptune thinks its not over yet and they should hurry after them. Ram thinks they cannot be faster than a ninja and runs after them telling them to wait. Neptune won't lose to a ninja and runs off.
Near the end of the forest, the princess notes that CPU took their sweet time. Neptune is surprised to run into the couple again. Vert thought they were lucky and passed the couple but they got here first. Kiria brags that they didn't just get here first, the two of them defeated the boss and they have the Sacred Treasure as proof. Neptune and Vert are shocked.
The princess thanks Kiria for her hard work and making her happy. She wants to reward her for her faithful service and asks what she wants. As her faithful servant, Kiria says her words eternally reward her soul. The princess just loves how Kiria is. Kiria promises to be with the princess forever. The princess wants to go back to shop. Kiria asks to be her escort back. The princess agrees.
Neptune's jaw drops. CPU enters the end of the dungeon. Nepgear spots something in the distance. Neptune recognizes it as the boss and wants to get the Sacred Treasure. The party defeats the boss.
CPU gets the Sacred Treasure, Black Diamond Sword. Bouquet appears and congratulates them on their successful retrieval of the Sacred Treasure. She thanks them all for their hard work and she has something to tell them but... Bouquet apologizes as even if this is a holy forest, the monsters' impurities are affecting her. Vert notices that Bouquet's face is flushed and she seems to be in pain as well. She as the older sister wants to nurse Bouquet as nursing scenes are essential to any game.
Bouquet wonders what nursing scenes and decides to research it. Neptune thinks Bouquet is too wobbly for that and tells her to hold it off until she recovers. Then she can study all the silly things she wants.
Bouquet decides return to the Cathedral herself. Maybe the Goddesses' protection will remove her impurities and she will feel better. Bouquet promises to talk to them there and she teleports away. Neptune wonders if she really will be better in the Cathedral. Neptune thinks they can wrap a leek around her head. It should cure the common cold. Nepgear thinks Bouquet is not suffering from the common cold. CPU returns to Wishuel.
In Wishuel, CPU decides to head to the Cathedral. Neptune says that she has an errand and tells them to go on without her. Noire reminds Neptune that Bouquet had something important to say so she should remember to meet up with them. Neptune knows and tells her not to worry.
Neptune heads over to the Chaos Factory. She calls for Compa. Compa welcomes Nep-Nep. She asks Neptune what she is looking for. Neptune asks Compa if she knows an NPC named Bouquet. Right now, Bouquet is all wobbly and Neptune wonders if Compa has some medicine for her. Compa does know Bouquet who she talks to for her Healer quests. Compa asks Neptune for more information on her condition as she is worried as well.
Neptune remembers Bouquet mentioning something about "Goddesses' blessings" and "impurities". Compa suggests giving her a Potion of Protection as it has received the Goddesses' blessings. Neptune compliments the potion for having a panacea ring for it. She thinks it looks expensive and asks for how much it is going to cost her. Compa explains that she got this from a quest reward but she is close to making some on her own. This is on the house for Neptune. Neptune acquires the Potion of Protection. Neptune thanks Compa and wants to get this to Bouquet right away. Compa tells her if anything happens, she is here to help.
Neptune runs into Vert and is glad for the timing. She asks Vert if Bouquet is back in the Cathedral. Vert says that she is in the Cathedral and she seems okay but needs rest. Vert thinks they should work on their own and asks if Neptune is done her errand. Neptune is and she shows her the Potion of Protection for Bouquet. Vert is surprised that Neptune could get such an expensive potion. They should get this to Bouquet immediately. Neptune explains that Compa gave her the potion and she would like to go with Vert to Bouquet to give her the potion. Vert agrees but since Bouquet may be asleep so she asks Neptune to do her best to be quiet.
In the Cathedral, Bouquet is surprised Vert and Neptune. Neptune asks Bouquet if she is okay. Bouquet apologizes for her disgraceful sight. Neptune tells her not to sweat it, Bouquet should see her when she doesn't get her naps or when she is working too... hard. Vert shows Bouquet the medicine they brought. Vert explains that should make Bouquet feel better.
Bouquet thanks them and drinks the medicine. Bouquet is moved that they would do this for her and does not know how to thank them. As a candidate for older sister, Vert tells her not to worry and asks Bouquet to rely on her more. She will accept any selfish request from her younger sister. Bouquet couldn't possibly trouble her with that and her one wish is to fulfill her mission but she is happy. They are a strange bunch to go so far for a lowly NPC. Bouquet gets sleepy.
Vert notices this and tells Bouquet to get some rest. Bouquet goes to sleep. Neptune is impressed that Vert can act so natural as an older sister. She might be getting an identity crisis. Neptune wants to contribute as an older sister as well. She decides to sing a lullaby. First, Neptune needs to warm up her vocal cords. Vert tells her there is no need. If Neptune does anything to disturb her younger sister, Vert will not forgive her. Bouquet snores soundly.
Later, the remaining party arrives to see Bouquet in the city. CPU is happy to see Bouquet back to normal and they each brought gifts for her. Bouquet is grateful for everything CPU has done for her.
Bouquet then asks Vert if having a younger sister is all that important. Vert says it is as she is the only one without a sibling of her own. In addition, in Gamindustri, moe is still heavily trending so everyone wants a younger sister by their side. Nepgear thinks as younger sisters, the older sisters are who they look up to the most. However, if Nepgear had a younger sister, she wonders what it would be like. If that is the case, Neptune would get another sister. She begins thinking of names for her such as Nep-pitcher, Nep Mk.3 and Nep the Third. Bouquet finishes her learning on that topic and records that segment in her archives. Anyways Bouquet would like to begin to explain the legend surrounding the Sacred Treasures. Neptune tells her to go ahead.
The Demon King commands a duo of unrivaled leaders known as the Paramount Pair. They both lead the king's army of monsters known as the Wicked Believers. The king and his army went on a rampage that brought Alsgard to the brink of destruction. The four Goddesses fought against them but the battles were a constant struggle. The Goddesses created the Sacred Treasures and amplified their power in order to seal the king, which depleted all their power making them unable to descend to this world.
Vert notes that the Demon King and Paramount Pair are new bosses and not in the main Four Goddesses Online series. Noire asks if their plan is for the Paramount Pair to gather their forces to revive the Demon King while the Goddesses are still away. Bouquet confirms Noire's assumption. Vert's heart races at hearing at the new bosses. She promises to play in earnest from now on.
Neptune worries about what playing in earnest entails. Will Vert give them energy drinks to fight monsters all night? Will they have to quit their job to try to beat the game? Nepgear hopes that it won't be like that.
Regardless, Bouquet warns that if the Demon King is revived with his full power, defeating him will be difficult. She urges them to gather the Sacred Treasure before all that can happen. Vert tells Bouquet not to worry, with her 5 younger sisters and 3 pleasant companions, they will save this world. Neptune has a few things to say about Vert's sentence but first she wants Vert to not include Nepgear as her younger sister.
Vert tells them not to worry about the details and they should try to save the world at full speed. Neptune is happy to continue. Bouquet believes they will succeed.
Neptune visits a new shop, Fancy Shop. She notices some familiar faces. Plutia is happy to see Neppy. Peashy is excited to see her Neptuna. Neptune is glad to see the two and asks what`s up and if they are okay. Plutia tells her they are doing great. Peashy reports that she is always full of energy. Neptune notices that the audience want her to introduce the two. Neptune obliges.
Neptune first introduces Plutia. Plutia or Plutie loves naps and is really good at sewing. She is very relaxed and moves at her own speed. Neptune warns all the good girls and boys to ignore any S-vibes that might linger at the end of her sentences. Neptune has not further comment.
Neptune moves on to Peashy, Pea or P-ko. She is a five year old girl that Plutia cares for, for complicated reasons. Peashy is very rambunctious and usually likes tackling Neptune. Also, Neptune likes to write Nep's on all her pudding in the fridge but that only makes Peashy want to eat them. Neptune wrote her name to prevent this but maybe that only makes it an easier target. Plutia wants Neptune to come back to them. Neptune wraps up the introductions.
Peashy shows Neptuna some accessories. Plutia asks Neppy if she would like one. Neptune realizes that the two are running an accessory shop. She thinks it suits Plutia. Neptune realizes that Peashy is playing an online game which is something she is too young for. Plutia explains that when she brought Peashy here, she really liked the shop so they started one up in order to play pretend shopkeeper. Neptune gets it, this shop would attract more customers than if they started a pretend shop in her room. Plutia confirms Neptune's statement.
Peashy explains that she is the posterchild of the shop. Since they just opened, she asks Neptune to buy something. Neptune laughs and notes that this is expected for the little shopkeeper. Neptune promises to bring everyone so she asks Peashy to wait a little bit. Peashy's eyes sparkle as she asks if more people will really come. Plutia decides to put her nap off to wait for the customers. Neptune tells her not to worry as even if she did fall asleep, Peashy would wake her up. Neptune asks them to have their best items stocked up when she returns.
In Wishuel, Neptune notices someone in the distance, Uzume. It has been a long time. Uzume is happy to see Nepsy and apologizes for not visiting in a while. Neptune asks if the audience knows what time it is. It is snack time. Neptune is kidding, it is introduction time.
Uzume Tennouboshi has a fiery heart. She is so passionate and always stands by her friends. It may be surprising for some but she is a daydream and has a girly side to her. Uzume tries to hide this but sometimes it just comes out.
Neptune did not know that Uzume is beta testing. She wants to form a party with her. Uzume apologizes as she cannot form a party with Neptune. She is playing solo to boost her stats. Neptune is in awe and notes that it is classic for Uzume to be so cool. If Uzume ever changes her mind, she can always find Neptune to form a party with.
Uzume understands and she is cheering Neptune from the sidelines. Uzume just remembers that she wants Nepsy to tell Gearsy that she said what's up. Neptune assures her that she will pass her message. Uzume knows that she is playing solo but she would like Neptune if she runs into to her later to say hi. Uzume says her goodbyes.
CPU visits the guild. Luke, the person who runs the guild praises CPU for their timing as an important quest was just posted. Neptune asks if it is the quest to find another Sacred Treasure. Luke confirms this and explains the quest came from a report from an archelogical team when they returned from the ruins. While they were excavating in Oneiro Corridor, they stumbled into the boss monster who took the Sacred Treasure. The monsters nearby are also obstructing the excavation so they thought of asking adventurers to defeat the monsters and boss in one go. The researchers promise to not claim the Sacred Treasure. Their desire is for the Chosen Ones to wield it.
Noire understands but she laments that the Black Knights never get their chance to shine. Neptune would appreciate it if the Paladins tried a little harder but she guesses they will be fine if they try really hard.
In the dungeon, Neptune notices the couple and decides to greet them. She remembers that they haven't introduced themselves yet. Neptune introduces herself but she realizes that it doesn't matter as players can see each other screens. Neptune reads Kiria and †Black Cat Princess†'s name. She praises them for being sweet names. Vert tells Neptune that the symbols in the princess' name are not crosses but daggers. They are only decorations so Neptune does not need to pronounce them. Neptune still likes how cute the crosses are and overall it shouldn't matter.
†Black Cat Princess† is glad that Neptune understands her naming sense. Kiria notices that CPU uses the name of the Goddesses of Gamindustri. †Black Cat Princess† also notices that their appearances are the same. She asks if they are impersonating them.
The four Goddesses decide to discuss this between themselves. Neptune wonders if they should hide their identities. Blanc thinks that is hardly worth answering as anyone would doubt they are actually the real Goddesses even if they said they were. Noire wonders what Vert is doing in this game with her name. Wasn't she was going by Green Heart or something in the other game. Neptune decides to briefly explains that in the real Gamindustri, when Vert transforms, she is called Green Heart so she still is using her real name.
†Black Cat Princess† is amused that CPU even imitates the way the Goddesses talk but she notes they need more research to roleplay as them. For example, the real Lady Neptune is much squishier and cuter. Neptune wonders if she be offended by that statement. At least she is cute. Noire guesses that could be the case but she did call Neptune a cheap knock off. Neptune gets upset as she is the real one. Kiria tells them dressing up is fine but warns them not impersonate as the Goddesses.
Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† continue to point out how different the Goddesses are from the real Goddesses until Noire asks if they have actually seen the real Goddesses. They have not. Kiria apologizes but asks CPU to let the two of them to go. They are a bit busy. Vert tells her there is no need to rush and asks the couple humor them a little. Vert wants to consult something with them. Kiria wonders what this is about. Vert explains that in terms of story progression, the group here is the furthest ahead. The next time a difficult quest appears, they should work together. Neptune adds that if their party is bigger, defeating the Demon King will be easy as pudding.ea.
Kiria thinks this is a foolish question as she has no intention of wielding this sword for anyone but the princess. †Black Cat Princess† finds this a wonderful suggestion. CPU does look strong especially Vert the Enchanter. †Black Cat Princess† wants to be her younger sister. Vert is caught off guard and wants to refuse. †Black Cat Princess† implores Vert.
Neptune is glad that Vert won't claim Nepgear anymore. Vert notes that the Goddesses are finding all of this amusing and protests as being an older sister is different from being just sisters. Kiria manages to convince the princess to only allow herself the sole opportunity to fight for her. As a result CPU won't work with the couple.
Nepgear goes up to Kiria and notices her equipment is really high level. She asks if she can see her sword. Kiria shows it to them. Uni is impressed with the mechanical component in her weapon which is rare in this world. Nepgear is glad Uni sees how special the weapon is. Neptune is impressed that the mech otakus were reeled in so easily.
Kiria then notices that the two of them have stayed for too long and they must hurry to the boss as soon as possible. †Black Cat Princess† says her goodbyes to everyone and the two leave. Nepgear would like a weapon like that one day. Neptune thinks its like her sister to say that. She suggests that Nepgear take her wish to Tamsoft for help. Nepgear tells her sister she is right as Tamsoft is a Blacksmith and sure to have some advice.
At the end of the dungeon, Neptune hear footsteps up and wonders if anyone else can here it. The boss is here and is chasing a couple of people. Neptune wonders who are the ones being chased by the boss and realizes it is Kiria and †Black Cat Princess†. She calls for them and wonders if they are okay. Neptune tells they will take it from here and asks them to stand back.
Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† are reluctant to do so as they weakened the boss. However, they cannot win so they pass the torch to Neptune and CPU but hope that they can get the final blow in. Neptune urges CPU to Nep the boss up.
CPU defeats the boss and everyone acquires the Moonstone Hairpin. Ram is glad they were first this time. Neptune reports that if there are 10 people in first place then that means the next person is 11th. Rom reads that the Sacred Treasure is called the Moonstone... but she is too tired to read. Neptune happily announces that she did not log in here to read because she can't right now and lets Noire take that role. Noire wants to know what Neptune means when she can't read right now but knows that she should expect this from Neptune anyways.
†Black Cat Princess† is upset that even the final strike was taken from them. Kiria apologizes but that just angers †Black Cat Princess† even further. She lashes out at Kiria and accuses CPU of gloating therefore being horrible people before leaving. Kiria follows after her. Neptune wonders why they are leaving so soon. She was hoping to a victory toast together.
Bouquet appears and Vert is excited to see her. Bouquet praises everyone for the work. There is only one Sacred Treasure left. Noire is happy that it is finally time and remembers the last Sacred Treasure as the Emerald Mirror. Neptune reminds everyone that they do not know where it is. She wonders if the Knights found it yet. Bouquet reports that they have and it is in the oldest and most sacred place in the world. Blanc asks if it is in the Altar of the Goddesses. Bouquet tells her it is not but it is a good guess.
Since it is not in the Altar, Neptune wonders if there are any other important looking buildings on the world map that they may have missed. Alternatively, it could just be unlocked now since they have progressed so far. Bouquet tells them the resting place of the final Sacred Treasure is on the foot of the World Tree, Leanverde.
The CPU return to Wishuel and the Planeptune sisters and Uni decide to pay a visit to Gion Blacksmith. Neptune calls for Tamsoft and asks if she has a minute for something they have to ask about. Tamsoft asks what's up. She notices that Neptune is excited. Tamsoft asks if something big happens. Neptune explains that a player they met had a weapon... and... um... She asks Nepgear and Uni to explain the details. The candidates explain the details and pique Tamsoft's interest.
When Tamsoft gets the chance, she'd like to smith one herself. But for their information Tamsoft is a relatively new Blacksmith. She does not know about all of the weapons. She apologizes for not being much of a help. Neptune notes that Nepgear and Uni can't equip swords. She asks if them if that is just for their collection. Nepgear reminds Neptune that she can equip and as long as she can see it in action, she okay with that. Uni is the same.
Tamsoft laughs and notes that they've taking a liking to it. She tells them that she will look out for it. Tamsoft asks them to drop off if anything happens. She would like to see this weapon in order to sharpen her skills. Tamsoft reminds them that she needs the right amount of materials and bells from them. Uni guesses that means materials take precedence between all else. Neptune assures them that drop rates don't affect her. They will collect all the materials while they are completing the story.
CPU enters the guild, Neptune asks if there is a quest for the Sacred Treasure at the World Tree. Luke tells her there is a quest for the root of the World Tree, in Yiear Sea of Trees, and asks if she is really sure about going there. Neptune is excited that even the Guild member is afraid of this. Well that should be the case for the final Sacred Treasure. Neptune tells Luke he can't stop them. Luke warns her of an abnormal amount of revived monsters roaming the area. He asks them to try to stay alive. He wishes them good luck. Neptune understands and thanks him. Luke leaves.
Neptune notices that the guild is pretty busy today. She wonders if something is going on. Ram tells Neptune she is behind the times, everyone is talking about the Grim Reaper. Rom shivers at the thought of ghosts. Neptune is confused about this Grim Reaper, ghosts.
CPU overhears in the corner, three players, Naoya, Maron and Wildcat are discussing the Grim Reaper. Naoya reports that it has happened again, someone walking alone in a dungeon was insta-killed by the boss. Maron thinks it was just a newbie going into a high level dungeon. Naoya explains that it took place in the first mountain dungeon. No one knows where the Grim Reaper will strike. Maron wonders if some newbie killing raid boss was implemented recently. She wonders what it looks like. Wildcat explains that the Grim Reaper is draped in black and has eyes, red eyes. Looking into it is looking into death itself. The Grim Reaper creeps up on you without making a sound and by the time you notice him, you're already dead. Maron was planning to gather materials but now she is too scared.
As a fan of the occult, Neptune would like to see the Grim Reaper. For now, Neptune decides to accept the quest and head out.
In Yiear Sea of Trees, Neptune notices that they are in the base of the World Tree and that it is huge. She knows she can see the place from the city but seeing up close is incredible. Vert notes according to the Guild member, there are powerful monsters here and tells everyone not to let their guard down. Neptune understands.
Deeper in the dungeon, Neptune has found the boss and urges CPU to take down the boss and get the Sacred Treasure. She encourages everyone to Nep'Em up. Noire's spirits are motivated and she will Nowa them all. Neptune is glad Noire is getting into this. She orders everyone in the front to rush the boss. However, their attacks aren't working. Neptune is confused.
A NPC Elmia arrives. She warns them that they are not going to make it out at this rate. She urges them to hurry and get out while they still can. Neptune thinks they may have missed an event that makes this boss beatable. Vert thinks that is plausible and notes that it has been quite some time that something has given her such a scare. Elmia tells them they can talk after, for now she will use this. The boss backs off. Neptune does not know what is going on but she urges everyone to retreat.
After getting away, Elmia is glad she made it in time. Ever since the Sacred Treasure was taken, the monsters in the area have become really strong especially that boss holding the Sacred Treasure. If it starts rampaging for real then no one can stop it. However if they had a high-grade Purification Arrow, they might be able to weaken it. Elmia is sure the Chosen One can defeat it after that. Elmia notes that it would be good to post that to the guild but she had to keep weird mercenaries from getting close.
Elmia decides to head to the guild and warns everyone that this place is dangerous and urges everyone to be careful. Neptune understands and asks Miss Guard Lady to be careful as well. Vert notes that they need to return to the city to accept the quest and once they have regrouped- The boss has caught up to CPU. Neptune wonders when did that happen and calls for Miss Guard Lady. Since they do not have the flags raised to fight this boss, Blanc urges them to run away.
Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† arrives. Kiria notes that they meet again. †Black Cat Princess† laughs and remarks that they are in a pickle. Neptune recognizes Kiria and †Black Cat Princess†. Kiria tells them to sit back and watch this round. †Black Cat Princess† tells them those that stand in their way will end up like this. The two make short work of the boss.
Neptune is surprised that they were able to defeat it as she thought that boss fight was unwinnable. Was all they had to do to knock that thing out was raise their level? †Black Cat Princess† laughs and leaves them with a parting gift. Another boss appears. Neptune wonders what is going on with all the bosses. Nevertheless, Neptune is glad to have the opportunity to recover our disgrace. Nepgear notices that her sister is waiting for someone to comment but Nepgear guesses she will correct her sister. It's "recover our honor".
Vert wonders what is with that boss, and makes sure no one broke a branch. Neptune wonders why Vert would mention breaking branches, unless she meant summoning that boss, in which case such an item doesn't exist yet, at least she never saw it. Blanc points out that those items are not found in the shop. Nepgear adds that if it isn't from an item, it must have come somewhere else, which is suspicious. Uni wonders if it could that boss, the people in the guild were mentioning. Noire notes it can't be the Grim Reaper, besides they aren't dead yet. Neptune thinks they are just too strong. Vert thinks they should just focus on the boss for now. CPU defeats the boss.
Neptune is glad it is finally over. She would appreciate it if the game let up on its surprises already. Bouquet appears and notes that something abnormal is going on with this floor's data. She asks if everything is okay. She realizes that its CPU and greets them kindly. Vert is glad to see her and guesses Bouquet is here as AI must check for bugs in the beta.
Bouquet analyzes the data immediately to find the cause. After the analysis, Bouquet has no results. She does not know of the cause. Neptune complains that Bouquet has to break down now of all times. Vert tells Neptune that is not the case, patrolling around is not Bouquet's job. Bouquet confirms this, her job does include compiling a report as soon as she encounters an error. This is all very strange and Bouquet urges them to return to the city at once.
As they venture deeper into the dungeon, they see the same boss as multiple monsters. Neptune thinks that can't be right as they are heading back. Vert thinks it may the anomaly that Bouquet reported. They could fight them off. Blanc thinks that would be a useless battle. Vert leaves the decision up to Neptune.
Near the end of the dungeon, Bouquet reports that while traveling with CPU back to the city, she checked the library with the error but it was too large to load. She wants to report this to the GM so they check this out. She asks if that is okay. Vert is glad that she would as that would be much more reliable than just submitting an error report. Bouquet asks them to wait for a moment and in place of Bouquet, the GM appears.
GM introduces herself as the 4 Goddesses Online Admin, and they may refer to her as Game Master or GM. Neptune thinks GM sounds fine and realizes how strange it is for the GM to make a personal appearance. GM thanks CPU for their help in the beta test and she explains that she has determined by the report that this error is urgent. She decided to see it for herself. GM begins to perform an analysis.
She announces to those logged in that in approximately 10 minutes, she will perform an emergency maintenance in the Yiear Sea of Trees area. She asks the players to avoid entering Yiear Sea of Trees for the duration of the maintenance. She apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks everyone for their cooperation. GM then personally apologizes to CPU that it would take some time until the end of the maintenance.
Bouquet returns and explains that the story quest is now available. It takes place in another area so they should have no trouble progressing. To create the item to weaken the boss requires 3 ingredients. They should first head to the guild and accept the quest. Neptune understands and thanks Bouquet.
After going to the guild, CPU accepts the quest to get the first of the three ingredients required to weaken the final Sacred Treasure boss. It takes place in Arodie Cavern. In the dungeon, Ram hears a weird noise. Rom worries as she hears the noise and her screen is weird. Blanc does not hear anything on her end. Perhaps it has something to do with the connection. She asks Neptune if anything is wrong on her end. Neptune has no problems and thinks the two are imagining it.
After collecting all the items for the quest, Neptune is glad as a bonus that they are all still in good condition.
Back at the guild, CPU overhears Minor Players A and B discuss the Grim Reaper. Minor Player A got killed by the Grim Reaper. There was corrupted text so he couldn't read anything. Minor Player B thinks it is a shame as the two were starting to do well, they were sent back to the city. They have to fight the boss again and when they were defeated, their display went all weird for a moment. It was pretty spooky.
Ram can't believe that the Grim Reaper is actually real and begins to worry. Rom shivers at the thought of such a scary thing being real. Blanc tells them not to worry as she is right with them. Neptune agrees and besides if they do run into it, they will knock him out.
CPU takes the next quest for the ingredients. They are to hunt a Volcerios in Fiyar Mines for the ingredient, Shining Dragon Stone. A newbie player warns Neptune and Noire about to stay away from dungeons for a while. The rumor about the Grim Reaper is real. Neptune is interested and wants to know if he saw it. The newbie player has not seen it and since his level is low, he is just trying to level up in areas where it is less likely to appear.
In Fiyar Mines, Noire comments on the Grim Reaper being unsettling. Neptune thought Noire did not believe in occultish things. Noire does not but players seem to be struggling with this. She can't help but feel worried about this. Vert is also worried about the boss, but for now, they have to defeat the target monster and complete the quest.
Deeper in the dungeon, Uni notices the target monster. Neptune leads CPU in attacking. CPU defeats the target monster and acquires the Shining Dragon Stone. Neptune reports that they got the ingredient. Vert notes that they can return to the guild now, or continue the quest in one go. She will leave the decision up to Neptune.
CPU takes the final quest to get the ingredient to create the Purification Arrow. They are to defeat a target monster in Hestie Crater. In the middle of the dungeon, Nepgear asks the other members what would happen if they were to run into the Grim Reaper. Would they be able to handle now as they are? Neptune thinks if they can't beat him, they can run away. Even if they lose, they only get sent back to town so it is no big deal.
CPU finds the target monster for the quest. Uni asks if beating this monster means they will get the ingredient to create the Purification Arrow. Neptune confirms this and wants to defeat it quickly. CPU beats the target monster.
Back in Wishuel, CPU reports their quest acquiring the Branch of Leanverde. Since they have all the ingredients Neptune reports that they only need to get the Purification Arrow. Neptune is worried about the Grim Reaper but for now they should go on with the story first. Noire remarks that what Neptune said was surprisingly appropriate of her. Noire thinks they should create the arrow first and if they are lucky the maintenance period should end. They should talk to Compa about this. Vert agrees with Noire as no one in their party is able to mix ingredients. It is a staple of online gaming to get help from other players.
Neptune visits the Chaos Factory. IF and Compa greet her. IF asks Neptune about the main story. Neptune tells her that a lot is going on but it honestly is a pain. Compa wants more details. Neptune explains her adventures so far. IF learns that Neptune is currently unable to progress to the next boss as the game is currently under maintenance. Neptune and the rest of CPU were able to gather all the ingredients for the Purification Arrow so it is alright in the meantime. Compa wants to mix the ingredients for her friend. While Neptune was completing the main story, she upgraded her Mixing Skill a whole bunch.
Neptune is glad to let Compa create the Purification Arrow. She hands Compa the materials and it turns out that the level required for mixing the ingredients is high. Compa needs someone to help her. That will greatly increase the chance of success. Neptune eagerly volunteers to be Compa's helper. Compa agrees to allow her to help. She asks Neptune to mix the ingredients slowly. Neptune follows her instructions and notices the color changing as she does. Shortly after, Neptune acquires the Purification Arrow.
Compa is glad to have successfully mixed the ingredients and praises Neptune for her luck. Well in real life, Neptune is always lucky so this should be no surprise. Neptune is glad and thanks Compa for her help, now they can defeat the boss. IF notes that they haven't gotten too far in the story yet but it is nice to help CPU progress in the story. Compa announces that they will properly support all players with their shop.
Neptune returns to CPU in the middle of Wishuel. The GM then announces "This is a notice to all logged in players. The maintenance that was being conducted in Yiear Sea of Trees has safely concluded. Thank you for your co-operation." Neptune finds this perfect timing. Vert agrees and wants to hurry to Yiear Sea of Trees but first they should visit Bouquet. Neptune agrees and CPU heads to the Cathedral.
In the Cathedral, CPU finds Bouquet. Noire reports the rumors of the Grim Reaper instantly killing players and asks if Bouquet knows about that. Bouquet does and the GM has already received reports on it. Her investigations has not caught up to the Grim Reaper yet and she apologizes for continued inconvenience. On behalf of the administration Bouquet also apologizes.
Neptune tells her not to worry about it. It is the beta and anything could happen. As long as they are participating, they will keep requesting stuff. CPU then offers to their help if Bouquet ever needed it. Bouquet thanks them for their concern and returning to the story, the last treasure is the Emerald Mirror. Should they acquire it, the Goddesses will soon return. The monsters are sure to guard it desperately. Something unexpected might happen.
No matter what powerful enemy appears, Vert believes they will safely retrieve the final Sacred Treasure. And when that final battle is over, Vert wants to go on a date with Bouquet. Bouquet is shocked. Neptune warns Vert that she is setting up a death flag. Vert is still sure they will get the Sacred Treasure safely and as sisters, Bouquet and her will go on a date. Bouquet stutters as she clarifies what Vert means by a date is something where they walk together, go shopping, eat out and be loveydovey. Vert confirms that is what she means and asks Bouquet if she willing to do that. Bouquet continues to stutter as she admits it sounds like fun but she has never been on a date before. She feels it is too soon for her.
Neptune and the other Goddesses wants to do the same and hang out later. Bouquet asks if that means everyone is requesting a date. At this rate, she might get an overflow error and her brain begins to sizzle.
Noire worries about Bouquet. If Bouquet went out on a date in this situation, she might pass out again. Vert snickers as she has something to look forward to. She will break any death flag in half and do her best.
In Yiear Sea of Tress, Neptune wonders if they get all the Sacred Treasures, would they be close to clearing this episode. Noire tells Neptune that is counting your chickens before they hatch. Neptune does not really understand what Noire is saying but she guesses that means once they have the Sacred Treasure, the game will get serious. Noire confirms this and adds that no one said the world will be saved once they have the Sacred Treasure.
Later in the dungeon, Vert points out that it seems like it has arrived. This time, they will defeat it. Neptune notes that as usual it looks super strong but they won't run. Neptune decides to use the Purification Arrow and the boss screams in pain. Neptune thinks it is working and believes they can defeat it now. She thanks the guard person for her help. Vert will Vert them all up. Neptune tells Vert not to steal her catchphrase. She paid good money for that.
CPU defeats the boss and Neptune cheers as they finally did it. CPU acquires the Emerald Mirror. †Black Cat Princess† already knew they could do it. Kiria has a pained expression. Neptune is happy to see the couple and notes they have not seen each other in a while but she was thinking about them here and there. Last time things got pretty messy with that monster. Neptune asks if they have been doing alright.
†Black Cat Princess† assures Neptune that they are. In fact there isn't a fragment of a possibility of them losing to someone else so her worry is needless. In fact it isn't her damn business. Neptune notices the grim expression and asks †Black Cat Princess† if she is feeling okay. Blanc is sure they are just going to gloat in their face again.
†Black Cat Princess† agrees with Blanc, as they need to learn that she is much greater than them all. In fact she is going to beat this knowledge into their bones. The candidates are worried that they will soon be fighting.
Neptune understands people can get heated when they are being competitive but that is no reason to not be friends. Vert agrees with Neptune that it is best for fellow gamers to enjoy the game by helping each other out and competing on occasionally. †Black Cat Princess† laughs at the idea that they are fellow gamers that will help each other. She declares that she is supreme in this world and there is no one who can compete on her level. She asks if they don't understand that there is a wall between a princess and a common player. They cannot overcome it.
†Black Cat Princess† tells Kiria that to try out the new function of the tool now. Kiria does not feel right using it on actual players. †Black Cat Princess† tells her to stop grumbling and do it already. Kiria understands and will do everything for her sake. The two use the tool. Neptune notices that they have fused and transformed. The new form they have looks like that animal. Nepgear thinks her sister is talking about a cheetah.
Vert remembers that monster from the main 4 Goddesses Online. It sparked a lot of controversy with the players which is why it was removed in patch 1.02. It is known as Cheetah. It was meant as a joke that uses a cheetah as a motif. It was a play on the word "cheater". Back when admins were working on countermeasures for cheaters, they used Cheetah as a sandbag monster in events. At the end of the festival, the GM would fire the Cheetah and explode it as fireworks. That was their cheat eradication campaign.
Neptune gets worried as from the gist of that, it means the couple are... Vert praises Neptune for being perceptive, she did catch on one word in their conversation she won't let go. Blanc is sure she heard them use the word "tool". She wonders if they have access to a cheat tool. Uni summarizes this as the two are cheaters who have turned into... a cheetah. Are they seriously doing this for the sake of a pun?
Neptune begins to snicker but tries to hold it in. Noire can't contain her laughter as she asks Neptune what is she laughing about as this is hardly the time to... Blanc also can't contain her laughter agrees with Noire and they will make her... Vert can't contain her laughter as she scolds the other Goddesses for being rude. The two of them went through quite the spirited transformation. Neptune deflects this onto Uni as she started it. Uni thinks she should not have said anything. Neptune thinks it was just such an awful joke and she can't take it. She asks if she can just laugh a bit.
†Black Cat Princess† in Cheetah tells them not to laugh as their tool could not change how they look. It is not their fault. †Black Cat Princess† in Cheetah tells them that they should really watch their mouths. The two of them aren't going to be so kind like before. Kiria in Cheetah tries to reason with the princess as she does not think this is a good idea. †Black Cat Princess† in Cheetah tells Kiria to shut up and just control the thing. †Black Cat Princess† in Cheetah declares that they are truly unparalleled in 4 Goddesses Online and releases a burst of electricity.
Rom and Ram tell Cheetah to stay back. Neptune tells them to look alive. They should stop staring and start fighting. Neptune assures that it will work out, asks that it will work out and hopes it will work out. Alright, Neptune leads the charge against Cheetah. CPU defeats Cheetah and their body begins crumble. Neptune cheers as they did it they defeated Cheetah. Neptune wonders if the two of them will return to their normal form. Vert thinks it would be good if they can discuss this peacefully.
The Grim Reaper shows up breathing. The Grim Reaper picks up Cheetah and leaves. Neptune calls for Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† but it's no use as they are gone. Vert wonders what that means. Do monsters just kidnap other players now. Uni thinks that the Grim Reaper was an ally to Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† and came to their rescue. Noire believes the Cheetah is likely controlled by another cheater. Blanc thinks it is best to report this to the GM. Vert agrees and wants to see Bouquet's face in order to find peace after what happened.
CPU returns to Wishuel and decides to visit the Cathedral. Neptune wonders if Bouquet will come if she calls for her. Neptune calls for Bouquet, if she is here, she should say something. If she is not she should tell them she is not here. Nepgear tells her sister that likely won't work.
Bouquet arrives and is glad to see everyone. Firstly she congratulates them on collecting all 4 Sacred Treasures. Now the time has come, they must hold the ceremony to revive the Goddesses and soon as there may have been enemy movements. Bouquet reports that the Paramount Pair have finally awoken and they are working towards the destruction of the world.
Neptune is excited to hear that the enemy captains are appearing soon. Bouquet shows CPU a personal description of them. Bouquet warns that if the Demon King's forces catches wind of the Goddesses' revival, they will surely interfere. Before the enemy organizes themselves, Bouquet asks them to hurry to the Altar of Goddesses in Tetyu Temple.
Vert tells Bouquet that they have progressed the story safely so far but they encountered a fair amount of errors in their previous quest. Bouquet worries and asks if that means another abnormality has occurred again. Blanc tells her it was not an abnormality but it was illegal behavior carried out by other players. Bouquet can't believe it, the defenses against such an activity should be impenetrable. She wants to know more details. Neptune tells her that players by the name of Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† turned out the be a conniving couple of Cheetah cheaters. Bouquet does not understand what Neptune is trying to say.
Noire admits it is hard to explain but essentially the players used a cheat tool to transform themselves into a Cheetah. Neptune says that was what she was trying to say. They were Cheetah cheaters! After that happened, they attacked CPU. Blanc reports that they fought them off but they were taken away by a monster that looks like the Grim Reaper from the rumors. Could it be that they were working together? Bouquet notes that the administration is investigating the Grim Reaper but... for now she will check everyone's logs. She asks them to wait a moment. Bouquet notices that the data is flowing in a strange direction.
Bouquet's voice turns robotic and she alerts that an unexpected error has occurred. She will terminate NPC control system. The GM appears and apologizes for barging in on them like this. However, an error greater than what the AI's auto repair can handle has occurred. It might take some time to repair so she apologizes for the inconvenience. She has also verified the reports of unauthorized tool usage and thanks them for their cooperation before teleporting away.
Neptune is shocked by how quickly she came and left. She wonders if everything is alright. Noire thinks at the very least that their reports were verified. Blanc thinks they should leave this to the GM. They should keep progressing the story. The next destination is appearing now. Neptune reports that it is settled, they will leave the heavy lifting to the GM.
CPU accepts the quest to deliver the 4 Sacred Treasures to Tetyu Temple. Since the Goddesses will appear after they take the Sacred Treasure to the temple, Neptune tells CPU to pay close attention. Nepgear thinks it will get confusing if she calls the Goddess "Neptune", so maybe she should call her "Lady Purple Heart". Nepgear is unsure that she can get used to doing that but she still wants to meet her soon.
Rom is also eager to meet the Goddesses too. She tells Ram that they should talk to their in-game sister. Ram agrees with her sister and shares her eagerness to see the Goddesses. Since they have made it this far, Blanc is ready for whatever the game throws at them. Vert agrees as they have overcome all the trials so far. No matter what enemy shows up, Uni says she will blast them away with her guns. Neptune is glad everyone is full of fighting spirit and leads them to Tetyu Temple.
In Tetyu Temple, Vert asks if it is possible for the Paramount Pair to interfere with the revival. Blanc thinks the monsters wandering inside the temple could be their troops. Neptune remembers that Bouquet said that the Paramount Pair were still gathering their forces. They are still waiting in the wings. Noire tells Neptune they do not know that. They don't know who will show up but they should proceed carefully.
CPU makes it to the Altar of Goddesses and Bouquet welcomes them. She also admits that she does not remember what happened last time. She asks what happened. Nepgear explains that they reported a problem and and error occurred during her analysis. Perhaps her memory around the time was reset.
Bouquet understand that they are referring to the case, the GM is currently investigating. Either way, Neptune feels a lot better seeing Bouquet alright. Bouquet asks them to forgive her for worrying them. Neptune is ready to awaken the Goddesses. Bouquet asks them to place the 4 Sacred Treasures in the altar. Blanc thinks they should set it down in order. Neptune prefers putting it all down at once. Vert agrees with Neptune but wants them to do as pairs of sisters.
Neptune points out that Vert would be left out but realizes that Vert may be after her sister. She refuses to let Vert take Nepgear. Vert tells Neptune she misconstrues her words. Nepgear will pair up with Neptune and her partner will be Bouquet. Nepgear would have been fine with the older sisters handling this part but she is happy that they can do this together. Neptune finds her sister being in a good mood so cute. The other pairs of sisters get ready. Neptune tells everyone on two, they will offer the Sacred Treasures.
On two, everyone offers the Sacred Treasure and Neptune is in awe. Bouquet reports that the door to the Divine Realm has opened. The earth and Divine Realm are connected by a rainbow. Blanc ponders what is on the other side of the gate... Bouquet confirms Blanc's thoughts that on the other side is the Divine Realm where the Goddesses reside. Noire knows that this is just an event in the game but it does feel like quite the accomplishment. Vert thinks it is still too early to celebrate, they need to meet the Goddesses. Neptune agrees and everyone goes to the Divine Realm.
In the Divine Realm. Neptune is awe. Purple Heart tells the Chosen Ones have done well to come this far. They have been waiting a very long time for the day they would meet. Neptune is impressed with "me". Neptune understands the audience might not understand but in the other games, she actually transforms to Purple Heart. The other Goddesses talk to the Goddesses that was based on them.
Black Heart notes that the Demon King's power is great but if everyone is united in battle, they have a chance in victory. White Heart urges everyone to gather their strength and defeat the Demon King. Green Heart tells them the time for the final battle is soon. It is time for the Goddesses to descend to Alsgard. CPU's firepower has increased and Neptune thinks the Demon King is nothing compared to them. Purple Heart laughs and she promises on behalf of the Goddesses that she will show them the power of the Goddesses. Nepgear thinks it is expected that both Neptunes make a great combo.
The Goddesses all return to the altar. Bouquet welcomes everyone back and notes that it is such a honor to behold the countenances of the Goddesses. She asks them to please put an end to the evils in this world. Purple Heart thinks Bouquet has done well to guide this world as the Royal Geist. She wants her to continue her good work. Bouquet promises that she always will. Neptune wants to say something too. She tells her "other me" that they should do their best. Purple Heart does not understand what Neptune means by "other me".
Blanc tells Neptune she shouldn't have to say this to her but their narrative is not going to make sense to the in-game Goddesses. It seems to be case so far and Nepgear tells her "older sister" not to worry about it. Purple Heart has no idea what she means by older sister. Nepgear apologizes and explains that she just looks like so much like her. It will be a hard habit to break. Purple Heart thinks in any case they have descended safely upon earth and they will always be by the Chosen Ones' side. They should fight together from now on. Neptune and others agree.
Back in Wishuel, White Heart comments on how frickin long it has been since they were last here. She can't even remember the last time she was here. Blanc is concerned with White Heart's language. White Heart asks Blanc if she has a problem with her language. It is how she talks and Blanc just has to deal with it. Neptune finds this a relief as when White Heart was speaking in the last event politely, she was unsure whether or not to point that out to her. Blanc is disappointed as she preferred the way White Heart spoke in the Divine Realm.
White Heart explains that she was only speaking like that because Green Heart kept on yappin' to her about watching their mouth when they're actin' as Goddesses. Green Heart scolds White Heart for her language. White Heart is a divine guide and should act like one. This goes to all the other Goddesses. Neptune notes that she's like the eldest of the 4 Goddesses. Vert adds that if Green Heart has 3 younger sisters then she is quite jealous. However, Vert is quite sure that the other Goddesses are treated as sisters.
Bouquet arrives and is glad that they have safely returned from the ruins. She introduces the 4 Goddesses to Wishuel, a hub for adventurers. The 4 Goddesses are glad that Wishuel still stands after all that time. Bouquet knows that the Goddesses have just returned but they are approaching the ultimate battle with Demon King. They have overcome many different trials until now and with all their strength Bouquet truly believes they can save this world.
Green Heart reports that the Demon King's captains have built a gate to the Demon Realm at Atlio City Ruins. It is possible they are trying to revive him as well. White thinks they should get there immediately before he revives. Purple Heart tells White Heart that is difficult as there is a barrier up that prevents outsiders from entering. Bouquet tells them that it is the Demon King's captains, the Paramount Pair, who are maintaining the barrier. Uni is glad the Paramount Pair are finally here. Black Heart summarizes the situation as they need to defeat the Paramount Pair in order to destroy that barrier.
Rom remembers Bouquet showing them pictures of the Paramount Pair. She is determined to fight the armor guy and the cow guy. Neptune tells Rom not to assume that they are dealing with an armor guy. It could be a pretty girl inside that suit of armor. With only two bosses left, no matter how baddies show up, Ram is sure they will win. Nepgear notes that the Goddesses just arrived. She would not be surprised if they were a few more for them in the end of the story.
Bouquet tells them to be careful. They did receive reports that the Paramount Pair are hiding in a different dimension. Green Heart thinks that is a job for the Goddesses. They will triangulate their location based on the waves of evil they radiate. Vert is happy to leave the navigation to the Goddesses and they will prepare for the quest. Bouquet tells them once they are ready, they should stop by the Cathedral.
In Wishuel, Purple Heart greets Neptune. Neptune asks Purple Heart what she is doing here. Purple Heart explains that she was watching the life of the people down in this world. The world seems peaceful at first but there is a shadow blurring their expressions. Purple Heart has arrived at the conclusion that the people cannot truly be happy unless the Demon King is stopped. IF arrives with Compa. She greets Neptune and notices Purple Heart. Compa congratulates Neptune for reviving the Goddesses and tells her to continue to do her best. Purple Heart asks Neptune who are those two.
Neptune tells the Goddess that they are her friends Iffy and Compa. Purple Heart tells IF and Compa that she has heard a lot about them from Neptune and how they run a shop. IF invites the Goddess to their shop. Compa does the same. Purple Heart thanks them and thinks they will accomplish great things together.
In Wishuel, Vert leads CPU to the Cathedral as Bouquet is waiting for them. They are ready to defeat the Paramount Pair but CPU suddenly stops. Neptune wonders why CPU is stopping but realizes Kiria and †Black Cat Princess†. She notices that Kiria is at 1 HP and †Black Cat Princess† is actually dead but shouldn't be in Wishuel. Nepgear sees that Kiria and †Black Cat Princess†'s names and statuses have corrupted text meaning that the rumors about the Grim Reaper's attack causing malfunctions is true.
Neptune tries to get †Black Cat Princess† to respond but fails. Blanc wants to interrogate them immediately but is bothered by their low HP. She tries to heal them but it has no effect. Kiria suspects that when she was attacked, her data was... Vert understands that Kiria is asking for their help but she requests Kiria to give them the full details. Kiria resolves to tell them everything and apologizes to the princess for acting on her own.
She explains that some time ago, a suspicious person appeared before the pair and offered a trade. The suspicious person will supply them with a tool that could restructure 4 Goddesses Online's data in return for in-game currency. The truth objective of the tool was... A sound was heard.
Minor Player C announces that monsters have appeared. Neptune is shocked. She wonders if the Paramount Pair found out about their plan to defeat them. Did the Demon King get upset? Vert does not think so as she has never heard of a real time event occurring in the main story and other players are also being attacked. Noire thinks summoning monsters within the city is a malicious act.
GM makes an announcement. Unauthorized access has been detected and maintenance will begin immediately. She asks for the player's cooperation to log out as soon as possible. Nepgear then alerts the party to a bunch of Bouquets gathering at the front of the Cathedral. Vert feels like she is in Eden. Blanc notices the monsters approaching the Bouquets. Uni wonders if all the GMs are meeting to fight off the monsters.
Bouquet A wants the other Bouquets to leave it to her as she has the highest skill. Bouquet B cheers her senior on. Bouquet A attacks a monster but it is ineffective. Neptune realizes that the Bouquets are totally weak. She asks if they are okay. Bouquet appears and warns CPU that it is too dangerous. They should log out immediately. Vert recognizes this Bouquet is their Bouquet. Bouquet confirms Lady Vert's assumption. She is the AI in charge of recording the journey of the players and they are free to think of her as the Bouquet they always meet.
The GM arrives and tells Bouquet to assist her and the other GMs. She then apologizes to CPU for the trouble and will resolve this immediately. Bouquet B complains that her attacks aren't hitting at all. Bouquet C flees noting that she can't dodge long range attacks. She asks the monsters to stop. Noire wonders if some of them are AI or GMs. GM apologizes as the ones who are unskilled are the GMs. Neptune is shocked. Vert can't stand and watch any more. If they are going to fight monsters, then she will help. To trouble Bouquet is unforgivable.
GM can't possibly request the help of players. She knows this may take some time but she will contain this. Bouquet knows this might be bold but she tells the GM that members of CPU are the top ranked players in this world. They should borrow their help. GM can't believe Bouquet. Vert thanks Bouquet for relying on them. She tells the GM if there is anything they can do, they should not hesitate to ask them. Bouquet D is excited that someone will fight in their place. Bouquet E runs away asking for help from a medic. GM is reluctant but she asks for CPU's help.
Neptune was waiting for this moment. GM explains that someone has unauthorized access to this world. The monsters in this city are controlled externally. At the moment, they are able to intercept direct attacks to their servers on the back end but the monsters here have serious errors too. If this isn't resolved here in the city, there is a danger that this game's entire world will be destroyed.
GM needs a little bit more time before her team can stop the cracking and asks CPU to take care of the monsters. Nepgear understands and asks the GM to leave to fighting to them. GM says she will create a quarantine battlefield and transfer the monsters over there. She requests that CPU head over there. The GM plans to resolve the problem on their end as soon as possible and thanks CPU. Bouquet says the Royal Geists will do their best to support the GMs. She wishes CPU to have a favorable battle.
Noire asks if everyone is ready. Neptune is ready to go. She encourages the party to protect 4 Goddesses Online together. She tells Kiria that her story will have to wait. Neptune assures her they will wrap this up in no time so she should just wait here. Kiria says she will and thanks them. She is sorry she can't be of help. She will be praying for their success here.
In Unreal World, Neptune excitedly finds this place mysterious. Blanc thinks this place is strange and wonders if the area was created to isolate errors. Vert thinks by the terrain, this area is used for tests or things that are still in development. Neptune thinks they get to have a "behind the scenes" look. She feels this place must be pretty handy to have. Noire wonders why everyone is talking around for. They are in a state of emergency and need to focus on getting rid of every last monster.
Deeper in the quarantine area, more monsters flood in and Noire is annoyed that more are still appearing. Neptune thinks if the culprit is using unauthorized access, then they must be a super hacker. Nepgear notes that the word "hacker" includes good engineers as well. It would be more appropriate to use the word "crackers". Neptune wonders if Nepgear means that hackers have crackers. That seems interesting and Neptune wonders what they taste like. Blanc clarifies to Neptune that they aren't things she can eat. Those are people who specialize in cracking the system but Blanc realizes she is wasting her breath.
Nepgear does not think this is a natural cracker. Neptune wonders if there might cream cheese or ham on top or but decides not to continue on that train of thought. Nepgear remembers Bouquet saying earlier that 4 Goddesses Online was impenetrable. No normal engineer could slip through the defences of Weiss Labs. There is a possibility of being an inside job or that the opponent is very intelligent. Noire wonders if the GM can win, even if they win, if the admins lose, then this will be over.
Nepgear is sure the GM will be fine. After all the internet security of Weiss Labs and Schwartz Co. are the strongest. Nepgear knows Schwartz Co. went under though. Nepgear wishes she had the opportunity to attend one of their tech seminars. Vert tells everyone that they can talk about this later. Right now, they cannot falter in their attacks. Nepgear tells Vert she is right. Nepgear admits she got excited being able to talk about networks which she has not been able to do in a while. She would like to talk about it more.
At the end of the quarantine battlefield, CPU finds the Grim Reaper breathing. Neptune recognizes the Grim Reaper and remembers he ran away with Cheetah last time. The Grim Reaper tells CPU that God told him to protect. He has ordered him to defeat them all. Blanc is intrigued by his mention of God and wonders if he is taking orders from anyone. The Grim Reaper believes God is absolute and he announces that he will shatter CPU. Noire tells him to try it as CPU are real Goddesses in real life.
CPU manages to defeat the Grim Reaper. He dies saying God is absolute. Neptune cheers as they defeated him. Vert tells Neptune to be careful as the next monster has appeared behind her. Neptune turns around to find the monster defeated. Nepgear sees that other parties fighting and helping out. Eve is glad the monster is down and apologizes for being late. Blood asks if they are members of "CPU". They already defeated most of the strong bosses as expected. Eve notes that with the help of everyone fighting, it will be over soon and thanks CPU for their hard work. Neptune calls out to the GM and reports the good news. GM reports that she is done on her side and asks them to return through the portal. Uni is glad and leads CPU back to Wishuel.
CPU returns to Wishuel and the GM is glad to see them all safe. Neptune apologizes to for the wait but they nepped all the monsters that attacked the city. Kiria thinks that is expected of them all. Blanc notices that Kiria still has 1HP and †Black Cat Princess† is still out. GM tells CPU that she has tried to restore her to her original state but a complex lock has been placed on her. Kiria does not care what happens to her and worries about †Black Cat Princess†. GM explains that †Black Cat Princess† has not been in control of her character in a long time. Noire notes that she is still logged in. She wonders why †Black Cat Princess† hasn't logged off if she wanted to run away.
Kiria explains that she heard from the GM that both their characters continue to reside in the server even if they log out. GM adds that she has seen access from a different location. She has tried to block it but even if †Black Cat Princess† is logged out, her character is still being controlled. Neptune guesses that they can now assume that †Black Cat Princess† has logged out.
GM wants to asks Kiria about the situation. She was offered a deal and bought a cheat tool from someone. Kiria confirms this and begins to explain everything. Some time ago, †Black Cat Princess† is impressed with all the functions of the cheat tool. She knows she can become number 1. Mysterious Person tells them they can use the tools to make a boss in any location they want. They can then control the boss itself or control their AI. They can make the boss attack any player they hate. In a world where there is no PKing, they can MPK instead. Mysterious Person thinks they will be enjoying the game a lot more.
†Black Cat Princess† is glad that she will have her own servants. Kiria wants †Black Cat Princess† to wait as using monsters to kill other players is illegal. †Black Cat Princess† tells Kiria not to be a worrywart as there are functions that would hide any trace of the tool. They will be fine. Mysterious Person explains that this tool simply manipulates what is already possible in the game and its functions will allow them to deceive the GMs. Mysterious Person will be updating the tool from now on so its got her full support.
†Black Cat Princess† is glad that she made a good purchase. Vert understands that the Grim Reaper, Cheetah and those monsters earlier came from their tool. Neptune is disappointed that the Grim Reaper was not from the occult. She wants her excitement back. Kiria confirms what Neptune and Vert said and for a while they used the tool like but Cheetah, which was thought to be under †Black Cat Princess†'s control attacked the two of them before running off. The mysterious person then showed up laughing. The AI had become independent thanks to them.
The mysterious person then left with Cheetah following. Nepgear hypothesizes the culprit's motive was to create an AI unlike Bouquet who is a communication AI but one specialized for battle. Uni adds that it must have been necessary to gather data on players behaviour patterns and other aspects of the game. Uni does not understand why someone would go through all the trouble just to create an AI and wonders if there is something they are missing. Blanc thinks the missing link is that the person who is cracking the game and the person who created the tool are the same person. Kiria adds that the person who gave them the tool specifically wanted to "break this world". Kiria thinks that is still her motive.
Neptune wants to remind Kiria that cheating is bad and she should never do it again. Kiria agrees and admits it was fun to wield power like that but also unfulfilling. Kiria declares that cheating at an online game is a legitimate crime. She will not negotiate any terms or run away, she will face her judgement. The GM believes in Kiria's integrity and is grateful for her honesty.
Blanc is glad Kiria is honest but †Black Cat Princess† is still running away. Kiria is sure †Black Cat Princess† feels the same and troubled with guilt. Kiria will wait for her return. Noire notes that is really all Kiria can do given her condition right now. The GM tells Kiria after the administration decides how to deal with the two of them, she will contact her. Kiria thanks her and tells the GM she will log out now. Neptune says good bye to Kiria.
GM then reports to CPU that Cheetah and the monsters created by the cheat tool are trying to destroy this world. As a result, the second half of the story is currently unable to be progressed. Noire guesses until this is resolved, they will have to put the Paramount Pair quest on hold. GM admits it is unfortunate and asks for their patience as this will take some time.
Vert asks the GM if she would allow them to continue to help her. Neptune wants to help too as they are already deep in this and there is no turning back now. The GM could not ask for anymore of their help. Vert tells the GM she cannot stand by and wait. She'll become dejected if the game is delayed. Since Vert predicted something like this would occur, she offers her official help as the CPU of Leanbox to resolve the problem of unauthorized access to 4 Goddesses Online. Neptune wonders if they can get involved as real CPUs.
Vert is going through the proper channels, so should be no issue in her helping. The GM remembers a letter delivered by motorbike carrier from Leanbox's Basilicom. Noire notes that she was beaten to the punch. Official documents from Lastation will be arriving shortly and she wants the GM to look them over. Blanc reports that she just sent her documents but admits they are more like a draft right now. A more official document will be sent later. Nepgear reports that the documents in Planeptune should arrive in 3 days. However, it will have a digital signature instead of a written one. Neptune wonders if Nepgear just sent it but realizing it will take 3 days means it was probably...
Nepgear tells her sister that she was not the one to send it. When she asked for help earlier on the document, the Basilicom offered to take care of it instead. The GM cannot believe she is getting from all 4 nations. She will check her mailbox asap. If the nations are offering help, then she has no reason to refuse but she is worried if this really is ok. Noire explains that 4 Goddesses Online is an IP from all 4 nations, it would be a problem for Gamindustri if they lost it. Neptune agrees, it wouldn't be Gamindustri without games.
The GM believes the same thing. She declares that Weiss Labs will not bow to evil intent and notes that CPU must tired from their continued battles so she asks them to rest. She will return later and leaves.
Neptune notices that after all this, †Black Cat Princess† still hasn't returned. She wonders what she is doing in real life. Rom wonders if †Black Cat Princess† is still asleep as she is getting sleepy. Uni admits it is tiring to talk about work right after some tough battles. She thinks she will take a break. Vert agrees and suggest they all have a moment for a breather. She hopes there won't be any more abnormalities in the world for the time being.
Later in Wishuel, Bouquet appears and praises them for their work in helping them with their issues. Bouquet then switches over to the GM. The GM arrives and apologizes her continuous appearance. Neptune greets the GM. Noire asks the GM if there has been any developments. The GM reports that it is likely that the issues that have been occurring have a high chance of being connected top behind the scenes activities. Monster attacks are still occurring and errors are still spreading so... An explosion is heard.
Noire wonders if monsters are being summoned again. The Mastermind arrives. She has finally found Weiss' genius hacker. The GM notes that this is faster than she expected. She taunts her saying that she was worried the Mastermind would run away if she did not leave an opening for a quick victory. The Mastermind counters saying that Weiss' security is claimed to be the best in the world but it is over. She is disappointed in the GM and there is no need to hide. She will show the GM the difference between their skills. The GM says if it comes to that, she swears she will find her location. The two begin to duel.
Neptune wonders what is going on. If a fight is going on, she wants to get involved. Nepgear tells her sister that she can't just get involved in this. Neptune wonders why. Her sister tells her to watch and see. The Mastermind launches a logic bomb. The GM notes that the data was planted before hand but she can stop it before it compiles. She tells the Mastermind that she is naive.
The Mastermind is upset that it was all nullified but continues her assault. Neptune is impressed and finds a fitting battle in the Cyberdimension. However, she has no idea what is going on. The GM fends off all the Mastermind's assaults and tells her it was a waste of her energy. The GM launches a small counter-attack. The masterminds is affected. She admits that the GM is not bad and that Weiss' elite are a cut above. The Mastermind thought she hated 4 Goddesses Online but she supposes that great hate comes out of great love. She laughs and finds this fight fun as she feels alive.
The Mastermind launches her lethal weapon "WWWWW". The insides and outsides of the data will turn into weeds. The GM notices that this attacks comes from the linage of "filename xx". This virus menaced every single nation but she was the developer of the anti-virus program on behalf of the Basilicom. If the attack is similar to the virus then she'll break it instantly. She asks the Mastermind what she will do now.
Nepgear observes that the GM is having fun. She is incredibly capable engineer so she doesn't have a lot of rivals to compete with. The Mastermind is running out of options. She thinks about her next move. The GM takes this moment of hesitation to attack the Mastermind. The Mastermind screams in pain. Nepgear is amazed that such a complicated program was created in a single moment. Ram thinks she has caught the bad person. Rom's eyes sparkle as she sees the GM as a magician.
The GM admits that the Mastermind gave her quite the difficult time but there is no escape now. The Mastermind laughs and admits she has lost. She tells the GM to reveal her identity as she should have figured it out by now. The GM reveals the culprit as the only person capable of all this, the president and top engineer of Schwartz Co., the rival to Weiss Labs, Mine. Vert is surprised and recognizes her as the creator of World Break Online.
Mine asks Vert not to yell so loudly. In addition, she has no idea who Vert is. They just got to the good part and she would appreciate it if Vert didn't interrupt it. Finally that title has been changed, she is just the person who ruined Schwartz Co. Neptune then calls out Mine as the one who tempted Kiria and †Black Cat Princess†. Neptune is proud of her deduction. Noire points out there was nothing to deduce as she was literally the only suspect.
Mine admits it was all her, a bad person who got jealous of 4 Goddesses Online's success and tried to mess it but took a beating instead. She sighs and notes she is sure they are coming for her now. Blanc wonders who they are, as the police could not have known where she lives. Mine tells the GM it was nice to have one last match and she has no intention of getting arrested. She asks the GM to visit sometimes.
Bouquet alerts the GM to an emergency. GM wants to know what is going on. Bouquet reports that Cheetah has been found but he suddenly started to rampage. The area is beginning to collapse. The GM is not worried as they captured the boss. She asks Mine to stop Cheetah. Mine tries to stop him but fails. The GM wants to what is wrong. Mine explains that it looks like it won't stop and apologizes. That is the last thing the GM wants to hear right now so she requests Mine to grant her authorization so she can control Cheetah.
The GM is unable to control Cheetah. GM never thought its data absorption abilities would be this powerful. The only way to stop Cheetah is to deplete his HP to old fashioned way but the GM admits that her skills are not good enough for that. Vert tells the GM to leave that battle to the players. Many players assure the GM that they can handle this. Kiria notes that she is at 1HP but she should be able to take on weaklings regardless. Neptune is glad to see Kiria. The GM thanks everyone and tells the players that Cheetah will be isolated in Chrono Wasteland. She tells everyone to do their best. Neptune leads everyone to Chrono Wasteland.
Right before they all leave, Noire finishes her preparation for some paperwork. She notes she still has to talk to Lastation's engineers. Blanc notes there is no guarantee that the attacks won't reroute elsewhere. They all have to be careful with all their nation's networks. Neptune notes that Planeptune's Basilicom will help them as well. She thinks it is best to leave this kind of stuff to the experts.
Vert decides to make her own preparations so there are no worries. She decides to request some help. She makes a call and apologizes for the suddenness. It has been a while and she asks the mysterious engineer if she knows about the situation in 4 Goddesses Online. She hopes that the mysterious engineer can help her. The mysterious engineer assures Vert it is okay, biru. Vert is glad that she is able to understand the situation so quickly. She asks the mysterious engineer to take care of it in the usual manner. Vert is ready to go with no worries and tells the Goddesses to do what they can.
In Chrono Wasteland, Rom fidgets as this place feels really weird. Uni asks if it is just her or is her screen fritzing out. It is making her screen crawl. Ram tells Uni it is not just her as they experienced this before. Neptune can see it too so that must mean Cheetah is nearby.
Deeper in the dungeon, Neptune is surprised that the monsters are reviving. Noire finds this annoying as they don't have time for this. Blood arrives and tells CPU to leave this to the Jet-Black Fallen Angels. Eve tells CPU that they are the strongest group and they have the best chances of winning the battle against Cheetah. Noire decides to trust the monsters to them. Blood tells them not to worry as the Jet-Black Fallen Angels can handle it. He rallies his group to attack the monsters.
At the end of the dungeon, CPU finds Cheetah. Neptune notes that he seems to be in pain. Cheetah is angry about what happened to Master Mine. Neptune tries to explain that this is all a misunderstanding. The GM caught her and they were the ones who... Neptune notices that Cheetah won't listen. Cheetah will not forgive CPU and announces that they will die along with the rest of the world.
Blanc tells Cheetah to bring it on as they just need to end this already. They should just crush him. Vert agrees as there is no need to think about this any longer. Neptune doesn't care who the enemy is as the Goddesses will always win. She leads CPU to attack Cheetah. CPU is unable to do any damage to him.
Cheetah finds them weak. He thought he would enjoy this a little bit but this is disappointing. Neptune notes that Cheetah really is a cheat class. She wonders how they are going to defeat him. Bouquet arrives and asks if everyone is alright. Vert is surprised to see her. Bouquet explains that she will now assemble the anti-virus data, she received from the GM. She asks CPU to hold back Cheetah in the mean time. Vert agrees and tells Bouquet that they are counting on her.
Neptune leads CPU. She tells them to keep fighting until Bouquet is ready with their secret weapon. Cheetah finds them a disgrace to the warrior's name for relying on an item to defeat him. CPU is able to make Cheetah lose his balance. Bouquet has finished assembling and tells Cheetah his rampage is finished. Cheetah screams in pain and wonders what is that light. Bouquet explains that they are both created by Weiss Labs and even if he is altered, they are still related. They share the same weakness. Cheetah figures out what Bouquet and gets angry at her.
Bouquet tells Cheetah it is too late. It is unforgivable for an AI to bring harm to their owner. Cheetah has been bad and as the older sister, it is her responsibility. Bouquet invites Cheetah to go on together and apologizes to Lady Vert for not being able to give her a proper response to their date. Vert tells Bouquet that she is not being fair. Cheetah begs Bouquet to stop this as he still has a mission. Bouquet and Cheetah glow in a white light. Cheetah fades away with his last words being "Master Mine". Vert calls out to Bouquet and wants her to open her eyes.
Bouquet wakes up and calls out to Vert. Vert gets confused. Bouquet notes that she hasn't disappeared yet. GM arrives and is glad she was just in time. She applied a patch to Bouquet just now. Vert thinks it is not okay as she was so worried. Bouquet assures Vert that she is fine but tired. Neptune thinks that is reasonable and leads everyone back to Wishuel.
Mine welcomes them back. Neptune tells Mine to get out of here. She has caused them so much trouble and now, all she can say is welcome back. Mine apologizes and will be going now. Vert tells Mine to wait, and tells her she loved World Break Online. Ever since service ended, she was left with a void in her heart. Mine thanks Vert but she tells her she does not need any sympathy. Vert tells her it is not sympathy. She had explored every last corner of World Break Online. Her character's name was †Green_Heart†. Mine can't believe that she is the legendary player †Green_Heart†.
†Black Cat Princess† suddenly asks if she said †Green_Heart†. Mine and Neptune are surprised. Neptune wonders when she got back. Mine does not like getting another shout at point blank and that freaks her out. †Black Cat Princess† recognizes Mine as the one who gave her that tool. She cannot believe Mine tricked her. Her display and controls got messed up because of her. She was scolded by her mother for breaking the family console. It was such a mess.
Kiria shows up recognizing the princess' voice. Neptune notes that everyone has now shown up. Kiria is glad that †Black Cat Princess† showed up. She has always believed in her. †Black Cat Princess† tells Kiria that can wait. She wants to know where †Green_Heart† is. Kiria confirms that †Black Cat Princess† is talking about the †Green_Heart† who defeated the legendary player that she admires, two-sword Kirio. There is no one who doesn't know of her in the online world. Kiria should have known that the princess knows of her. †Black Cat Princess† reveals that she point daggers in her name because she was a fan of †Green_Heart†.
Vert thinks this is all beginning to feel slightly embarrassing. Neptune is impressed by how popular Vert is. Mine remembers †Green_Heart† as the legendary player who was the top of World Break Online, by being the top of 40 elites including four kings and seven sages. She was the first to max her level, clear all the dungeons, undefeated in all Guild battles, solo'd a boss that showed up once a month that required 8 people and dual wielded the ultimate weapon Liddie of which there are only 2 copies of.
Mine tries to calm down and she refuses to believe that she is meeting †Green_Heart†. Vert asks Miss Mastermind but decides to address as Miss Mine if she was the ultimate GM of World Break Online admins, "Miney". She had several fights with her and the current score is two to two. She would like to challenge Mine once more.
Mine wonders if she is talking about the battles she proposed out of curiosity. She knows the battles were kept a secret so she believes Vert is †Green_Heart†. †Black Cat Princess† is surprised to learn that Vert, her "older sister" is †Green_Heart†. Vert tells Miss Mine that she would like to go to World Break Online. She asks that Mine atone for her crimes by restarting World Break services. She can help her too.
Mine tells her not to say that haphazardly. Her company is already... Since her company is already gone, Noire wonders if that means she is in between jobs or whatever they call it. Neptune tells Noire she shouldn't ask that as it would hurt the feelings of the unemployed. Noire snaps at Neptune telling her that wasn't what she meant. She tells Mine that if she atones for her crimes, she doesn't have to go to Leanbox. Lastation is looking for engineers. Mine is surprised. Blanc asks this of Mine as well. She justifies that there are lots of times when people take in crackers as security personnel. She asks Mine to come to Lowee. Neptune asks Mine to come to Planeptune as Nepgear always wanted to see her tech seminars. She would Mine to talk to her sister.
Mine starts crying. She wonders how can she can be headhunted after everything that has happened. Neptune blames Noire for calling her unemployed. Noire snaps at Neptune, as she never explicitly said that and Neptune pointed that fact out, not her. Mine never knew there were players who waited for her return. She should have just continued to make games. All she has done is pull others down. All that should be asked of her is to leave. No one should have any need for her anymore.
Vert reminds her that offer only stands only when she does atone for her crimes. She asks Mine to consider it. Mine does not know what company Vert represents and her offer is gracious but if she does restart, she wants to stand on her own two feet in the world, she created herself. Mine then tells GM she would like to continue to be her rival from now on. GM tells Miss Mine she would like to meet again in another stage. Mine agrees and leaves 4 Goddesses Online for good.
Neptune sees Mine off. GM decides to deal with one final problem. †Black Cat Princess† understands. She admits she got scared and hid under her blanket for a long time. She did think a lot of things through though. Her console broke earlier and it was thanks to everyone fixing the world that the console is working again. Thanks to that, she was able to return. †Black Cat Princess† then apologizes. Noire thinks †Black Cat Princess†'s humility makes her seem like a completely different person. Neptune thinks that all that matters is that she came around.
Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† explains that they are both ready to accept their punishment. GM decides to freeze their account as punishment. This surprises Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† as they thought, they would have been arrested or fined. They were ready for anything. The GM admits she could have branded them as criminals and take away their equipment before making the avatars jump down from a high place but banning their accounts suffices. She admits that the situation was not all that bad, as she was able to patch security holes around the game but she will not give them a second chance.
Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† understand. †Black Cat Princess† explains that online games to her were a utopia. She can get a cute avatar and act cute and get everyone to fawn over her. Her selfishness then grew until she was not satisfied unless she was first. She stopped thinking about other people at that point. Kiria admits that they both forgot that there are people behind the players in this virtual world. Vert finds what the two are saying rather touching.
Kiria tells CPU if they meet again in another world and are able to work together in the same goal, that would be lovely. Neptune agrees and looks forward to that. GM announces she will now freeze their accounts. †Black Cat Princess† tells Kiria that she is sorry as even if she said horrible things to her, Kiria always stood by her side. Kiria tells †Black Cat Princess† that her soul and fiery passion is for her. That is why even in the last moments, she wants to be with her. †Black Cat Princess† thanks her and if they are reborn again, she would like to adventure with her. Kiria agrees and says this is a promise. †Black Cat Princess† says she will see them all again someday. Both the accounts of Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† are now frozen.
GM then thanks CPU for all their help. She was prepared for the official launch of 4 Goddesses Online to be delayed or even worse but thanks to their help, they were able to overcome this crisis. Neptune thinks because they saved the game before they save the world, they truly are cut out to be protagonists. Vert is glad that they are finally able to continue the game. They must defeat the Demon King before the beta ends. Vert then remembers Bouquet and wonders what has happened to her.
GM explains that she has been running some checks on her. She is currently integrated into her avatar but she will now switch over to Bouquet. She thanks them again for all their hard work. She looks forward to their continued support. Neptune thanks GM for all her work until now. Bouquet takes over and greets everyone. Everyone is glad to see Bouquet. Ram is so glad she is okay. Rom smiles as they were able to protect this world. Nepgear wants to continue the story together. Uni thinks they can finally grant Bouquet's wish of saving this world. Vert tells Bouquet when she thought she lost her, she could not put it into words. Bouquet sincerely apologizes for worrying everyone.
Vert tells Bouquet she apologizes too much. She is just relieved that Bouquet and this world are safe. In fact Vert apologizes to Bouquet. Watching Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† made her realize something. Bouquet wonders what that is. Vert's desire to have a little sister caused her to be aggressive in pursuing Bouquet. Neptune is surprised Vert just realized that now. Vert supposes her excitement and the fact that everyone else has a sister just got to her. She is certain the rest of CPU can't understand. Neptune smirks and asks if that means she won't use her bouncy bouncy attack on Nepgear.
Vert smirks and admits that it is on her, however there is the audience to consider with this sort of stuff. She has only met Bouquet and asks if they can start as friends first. She would also be glad if Bouquet would also consider her a candidate for being an older sister. Bouquet agrees to this and there is something she wants to tell everyone as well. Vert wonders what it is. She can tell them anything.
Bouquet tells them that everyone in this world has been so kind to her. All of CPU and many players are included. Everyone has shared stories of the "outside" world and adventures in Alsgard all have made her very happy. Noire is happy for Bouquet and stutters as she considers Bouquet a good friend. Blanc says Bouquet is a member of CPU as well. Bouquet concludes with saying that this is the reason why should like to learn more about everyone. She asks everyone to go on a date with her. CPU all go on a date with Bouquet.
Neptune then shows up and admits that was a long epilogue but it is not over yet. She lets Vert take over. Vert reminds the audience of their adventure so far in regards to the Demon King. In Wishuel, Noire remembers they are at the point where they have to defeat the Paramount Pair. Vert believes they can get to the next event by speaking to Bouquet at the Cathedral. Neptune feels it is nostalgic to progress the story the old-fashioned way. Blanc notes that it is not like a lot of time has passed. However, they should just head to the Cathedral for now.
In the Cathedral, Bouquet tells CPU it is finally time to confront the Demon King and his captains, the Paramount Pair. Uni remembers that the Demon King is holed up in Atlio City Ruins and that the Paramount Pair are guarding him. The Goddesses are supposed to guide them there. Neptune's memory is hazy and wonders who the Paramount Pair are again. Bouquet provides a quick summary.
The Demon King is in Atlio City Ruins. He is protected by a barrier created by his captains, the Paramount Pair. His captains are Minotauros and Dark Knight. The Demon King cannot be reached yet but if they defeat the captains, the barrier will weaken so that the Goddesses can destroy it. Neptune thanks Bouquet for the summary. Vert asks if the Goddesses know where the Paramount Pair are.
Green Heart tells CPU they do. She can sense they evil aura. Both captains should lurking within the backroads of space. Black Heart thought they destroyed the Demon King's captains last time. His following must have grown since they were gone. Purple Heart agrees with Black Heart's assessment. They are now significant enough to attempt to revive the Demon King. The Demon King's darkness must have spread far beyond their range of protection. Green Heart thinks it would be ideal if they could purify those who have been drawn to darkness, the Wicked Believers but... White Heart thinks that can be solved if they beat some sense into them. She tells CPU to call them if they need to borrow their power.
Neptune thinks the Goddesses are all fired up. Once they are all ready, they should accept the quest and move on.
Later Neptune visits the Chaos Factory. IF notes that she has actually done some real work. Compa tells Neptune that they heard she fought off big bugs and bad people. Compa is glad that she did that because they couldn't gather materials or progress their quests. As expected, Neptune got the job done. Neptune is flattered and since it is her they are talking about, what else would they expect.
IF tells Neptune not to get carried away but anyway, she thinks CPU did great. The nations are paying more attention to cheaters so they got Neptune this. Neptune acquires a Source of Life. Neptune asks if it is okay for her to get this. Compa tells Neptune it is a gift from everyone who owns a shop in the city. IF tells Neptune it is not like her to be hesitant. She should take it. Neptune thanks IF and Compa and promises to lots. IF tells Neptune to please do and they will be waiting.
Later, Neptune visits the Fancy Shop. Peashy rushes and crashes to Neptune. Neptune tells Peashy she caught her a little off guard. Plutia asks if Neptune is okay. Neptune assures Plutia she is fine. In this world, she can handle a little tackle to a gigantic punch without breaking a sweat. Peashy tells Neptune she heard that her party worked really hard. Plutia praises Neptune's party for fighting well. Plutia then tells Neptune she was asked by someone she knows to put countermeasures here and there so she was busy.
Neptune does not understand what Plutia means by countermeasures for someone she knows but it seems that Plutia helped out as well. Plutia remembers that Neptune is going to fight the last boss so she gives Neptune a Neplushie. Neptune notices that this is sold at Plutia's shop. She doesn't want to steal so she will buy it. Plutia tells Neptune she earned it. Besides if she uses it, it will promote her shop. Peashy tells Neptune to take it thief. Neptune tells Peashy there is no need for name calling but if they are going to give her this for free, Neptune thanks them. She tells Plutia and Peashy she will make good use of this.
Plutia tells Neptune to come back anytime. Peashy tells her that they should play again. Neptune agrees and says farewell to them.
After CPU accepts the quest to defeat Minotauros, they head over to Chrono Wasteland. Neptune remembers this place and guesses they got a sneak peak at the story dungeon.
At the end of the dungeon, CPU has Minotauros. Green Heart tells him to awaken so he may meet his fate. He awakens with a roar. Vert thinks his appearance is terrifying. Neptune is not scared. She thinks he is probably one of those meat-head characters who are all brawn but no brains. Noire agrees and will attack him with her spear.
Minotauros roars again. This shocks CPU. Purple Heart detects that Minotauros seems to be afraid of humans. She senses a powerful sadness. Black Heart believes the power of darkness must have manipulated whatever negative emotions he harbored inside. White Heart tells the Goddesses not to hold back now and purify the hell out of him. CPU is able to defeat Minotauros.
Green Heart tells Minotauros this is not the place he belongs and asks him to return back to the light. Minotauros roars softly as he fades into the light. White Heart explains that even if Minotauros is a monster, he wasn't originally the type to threaten other creatures. Nepgear notes that there is only one obstacle left until they can take down the barrier. Vert laughs as the Demon King must be shivering in his throne at this very moment. Neptune is sure the Demon King knows that they are not the kind that would lose at this point. Neptune wants to head to where the other enemy captain is.
CPU heads over to Horor Garden. At the end of the dungeon, Purple Heart alerts CPU to the appearance of Dark Knight. She warns them to be wary when fighting him. Dark Knight wonders why the Goddesses and their servants would stand against him. He asks if they know that he is the most powerful knight under the Demon King Jester. It is a shame that he will be here to witness this. The Dark Knight declares that he will crush every last insect he sees before him.
Rom is afraid but she will do whatever it takes to protect Blanc. Ram agrees and encourages everyone to beat up this armor-wearing old man! Dark Knight snaps back saying he is not an old man. Neptune calls him Mr. Middle Management then and asks him if he is ready to lose. He shouldn't even think about offering them competitive benefits or retirement plans. Blanc tells Neptune that someone in middle management wouldn't even... She realizes how absurd the argument she is going to get in and gets ready for the fight against the Dark Knight.
CPU is able to defeat the Dark Knight. Black Heart tells Dark Knight it is time to purify his twisted spirit. Dark Knight tells them there is no need. He tells them it was a truly wonderful battle and thanks the Goddesses for the honor. He charges his lightning attack. White Heart tells everyone to get behind her. Dark Knight uses the lightning to strike himself down.
White Heart was glad she was able to block the attack before he took his life. Purple Heart thanks White Heart but is sad to be unable to save him. White Heart thinks he overcame the darkness on his own. This was probably his way of assuming responsibility for that. However, White Heart does not agree with it. Green Heart wonders if the tiny speck of good in his heart prevented the darkness from making him rampage. Black Heart brings them back to the mission. They have defeated the Paramount Pair and the barrier to the Demon King is waning. Now is the time to strike.
Vert is glad that the Demon King is finally exposed. All that is left is to test their strength against him in battle then they will claim victory. Neptune adds that a naked emperor is not scary at all.
CPU returns to Wishuel to see Bouquet. Bouquet notes that the Paramount Pair are gone so the barrier around Atlio City Ruins has weakened. They should be able to enter with the Goddesses' help. She asks them to take this treasure of the Royal Geist known as the Lean Crystal. It should protect everyone from the power of evil.
CPU acquires the Lean Crystal. Bouquet continues that the crystal wields tremendous power to dispel darkness but will break as soon as they use it. Neptune is excited for this final battle. They should get everything they need from the city first. Nepgear agrees.
CPU arrives in Atlio City Ruins. Neptune quietly tells everyone good morning. She announces that they are now in front of the Demon King's headquarters. Now Neptune raises her voice as she wonders what kind of sleepy face he will have when he wakes. Neptune sees something dark in the distance. It is the barrier and she asks the Goddesses to give it the ol' ding dong ditch. Noire gets angry and tells Neptune they are not ditching this place until the Demon King is defeated.
Purple Heart announces that the four of them will now begin to dismantle the barrier. She asks everyone to lend them their strength. They should focus their hearts towards the Goddesses. The Four Goddesses dismantle the barrier and Vert congratulates them. Purple Heart says all that is left is to defeat the Demon King. They should proceed with caution. Green Heart notes that since the Paramount Pair have fallen. The Demon King must be preparing for their inevitable battle. Black Heart announces that the Demon King will receive a battle. They will come in fighting and they shall be victorious. White Heart asks CPU with their hearts united to go with them to the Demon King. CPU agrees.
In the middle of the dungeon, Nepgear remembers that they have defeated Cheetah so this feels like a hidden boss rather than a final one. Neptune agrees that Cheetah was a tough boss and hopes that the GM did not tone up the boss just to make it harder for them. At the end of the dungeon, Purple Heart notices from the miasma that this must be the gate to the Demon World. Noire deduces that this gate is similar to the altar that connects to the Divine Realm. Green Heart tells Noire she is correct and the Demon King will appear here in this world. Nepgear deduces that the Goddesses and the Demon King have been battling over Alsgard while both being from another world. Neptune thinks that accessing this world while being from another world is like playing an online game. She finds this interesting.
Suddenly the Demon King attacks CPU. The Goddesses quickly defend them. Demon King Jester finds it interesting that these are the Chosen Ones. He laughs and concludes that Dark Knight and Minotauros have died. He calls them feeble weaklings. Demon King Jester explains his true joy is to destroy and conquer. He asks CPU to allow him to decimate them to the point where there is nothing left to revive.
Demon King Jester begins to glow a dark color. Purple Heart groans and feels this wave of darkness. Green Heart notices her strength fading away. Demon King Jester sarcastically thinks it is strange that they are all to tuckered out before fighting. He asks if they are okay and how they are feeling before laughing. Vert realizes all their stats are dropping lower and lower. At this rate, they won't be able to fight properly. Noire knows this isn't good. They have to do something about his special move and fast!
Demon King is upset Noire would call it a "special move". It isn't something so tacky. It is a curse, a curtain of darkness. Curses are his specialty, after all. Black Heart cannot believe it as curses are dangerous spells that could completely erase its user if not used properly. He is using some powerful magic. White Heart tells CPU they will try to hold it back but in the meantime...
Purple Heart requests that the Chosen Ones hold aloft the Lean Crystal. With its holy light, they can strip away the curtain of darkness that covers the Demon King Jester. Noire thinks Neptune should take the spotlight as this is a request from Purple Heart. Neptune tells them to leave it to her. She raises the Lean Crystal and it dispels the curse.
Demon King Jester shows his surprise followed by praise. The curse should have been impenetrable so he commends them for being able to break it. However, he asks if they thought he could only use it once. He laughs and recast the curse. White Heart damns his ability ability to cover them with the curtain of darkness like nothing. Neptune says they can just dispel it with the Lean Crystal. She looks for it but the item is gone.
Vert remembers that Bouquet said it would break after one use. She wonders if this is the end and if there is no other way they can win? Minotauros suddenly appears and grunts a warcry before tackling the Demon King. Demon King Jester screams in pain. Green Heart realizes her strength is returning. The curtain of the darkness was released when Demon King Jester was knocked of balance.
Neptune is impressed and cheers Minotauros on. Demon King Jester is absolutely livid at the beast's betrayal. He calls him idiot and can't believe that this is happening to him. Minotauros grunts and continues to fight the Demon King. Demon King Jester tells Minotauros he has lost his mind and downs the beast with a fierce lightning bolt. Minotauros grunts as he falls. Neptune is devastated by Minotauros' death.
Demon King Jester pants before breaking into a laugh. This is Minotauros' punishment for doubling crossing him. Ram is saddened by this. She asks where Minotauros has gone and notes how awful this is. Rom sobs for the fact this happened after Minotauros turned good again. Nepgear praises the twins for being so kind to Minotauros despite being afraid of him at first. Neptune jokes that their affection points for the old villain is going up but she admits she is feeling sad about his death.
Noire tells them to save their tears for later. Many NPCs helped them to get to this point and they cannot let it go to waste. Green Heart notices their chance now, not only did the Demon King Jester cast his curse twice, but his battle with Minotauros has weakened him. Purple Heart agrees and the Demon King should no longer be able to activate his curtain of darkness. Black Heart asks Demon King Jester if he is still willing to battle eve now. White Heart declares they will bust his face in and he just has to grin and bear it.
Demon King Jester laughs and notes that all they have done is beat the curtain. They have not won yet. He will crush them to the pits of despair and releases his power. Purple Heart notes that he has gathered a fair bit of power while sealed in the Demon World. Nepgear worries and asks her sister if they can really win this? Maybe they should have spent more time increasing their levels. Neptune assures Nepgear they are fine as they have the Goddesses helping them. It is too early to get fainthearted.
Demon King Jester laughs and tells them to struggle as he will completely, utterly, savagely crush all their hope and light. Purple Heart tells Demon King Jester to prepare himself. She leads the charge of the Goddesses who follow. Demon King Jester declares that it's show time! After a fierce battle, CPU and the Goddesses are victorious.
Demon King Jester screams as he won't accept this. Purple Heart declares victory. She asks if the Demon King is prepared to meet his fate. Demon King Jester tells her they are just going to shut hum out of this world again. He laughs as that means he will be back again and again. Black Heart tells him they will not do it alone this time. They will end him thoroughly so that he will never awaken again. White Heart tells Demon King Jester he will be sleeping with the fishes when she is done with him. Green Heart declares they will purify a great evil such as him.
Purple Heart asks the Chosen Ones to lend them their strength as well. With that they purify Demon King Jester who screams as he fades away. Vert reports that Demon King Jester and his gate is gone. With that, everything is over. Purple Heart thanks the Chosen Ones as it is thanks to their help that they were able to repel this evil. Black Heart declares that they will continue to give this world their protection from now on. When the day comes true danger arrives, they will lend their power. White Heart notes that since CPU went through the effort of dragging them here, she guesses they will destroy the rest of the monsters living in darkness. Green Heart agrees as the Divine Realm is fine for now. They will stay behind in this land a little longer.
After the credits roll for 4 Goddesses Online, Neptune cheers as CPU has cleared the main 4 Goddesses Online Story. Purple Heart agrees that they have done well. On behalf of the 4 Goddesses, she offers their warmest thanks for their assistance. Black Heart thinks if someone is to give thanks on behalf of the 4 CPUs, it should be her. In any case, she thanks CPU. White Heart wonders what the heck are they talking about. If anyone gonna be their representative, it gotta be her. They all did a great job. Green Heart tries to conclude with an encouragement to continue to protect this world together. Ram thinks they have to hurry and return to Bouquet to tell her that they defeated the Demon King. Vert agrees and encourages everyone to make their triumphant return.
CPU returns and Bouquet thanks them for saving this world twice over. She congratulates the members of the guild, CPU as they are the very first to clear the main story. Neptune is pleasantly surprised and cheers. Nepgear tells her sister that she had so much fun to be able to travel with her as a paladin, and slightly different Goddesses too. Neptune tells Nepgear she did a good job and that they are a good pair even in this world. Nepgear agrees and the beta isn't over yet so she hopes they can go on more adventures.
Since everyone is here and they just cleared everything, Neptune wants to have a picture with everyone as she wants to remember this moment. Noire thinks that is a good idea and suggests that they take it in front of the Cathedral. Neptune says that if they are going to take it with everyone, she really means it. She wants to call the shopkeepers over here. Blanc notes that she does not have to. Vert is surprised that everyone is here.
Plutia congratulates everyone. As a commemoration for beating the boss person, she will host a special sale for the next 10 minutes. Neptune is surprised she is going to do it right now and only for 10 minutes. She really does move to the beat of her drum. Peashy is confused, they are congratulating Neptuna. Is it her birthday? Plutia explains that Neppy and the others won against a big meanie. Peashy is impressed with Neptuna's achievement. Neptune laughs and thanks Peashy.
Uzume arrives and greets Neptune. She knew Neptune to defeat the Demon King. Neptune is glad Uzume is here. Uzume admits that playing solo is a difficult road for her but she will beat the final boss and tells Neptune to watch her. Neptune finds that amazing and will be cheering her on. Uzume thanks Neptune and promises to show Neptune her cool side. Vert announces that they arrived at the grand finale. Neptune notes that early access will end, then the open beat and eventually the real service will start. They will get a lot more players and she hopes that everyone loves this place as much as she does. Hopefully the game does really great and it'll become a series people will enjoy for years to come. Neptune and the others supposedly take their picture.
Some time later in Wishuel, Neptune is relaxing and notices that this scenery is nice. She would love to eat pudding here. She realizes the camera is still rolling. If that is the case, then whe have to that stuff, they always do after someone finishes the game. Neptune clears her throat and welcomes the player to the customary "Thank You for Playing" Corner. She congratulates the player. Even if the story is done, their adventures will continue. There is no end to MMO after all. She hopes the player keeps playing with other players far away as well. Now for a word from their sponsor but Neptune jokes will give everyone a chance to say something. She first hands it to Noire.
Noire says her part and passes it on. After some time, the Goddesses get their chance to say some words and Purple Heart passes back to Neptune. Neptune thanks Purple Heart and now that their party members have... Neptune takes a look around and sees all her other friends and wonders where they came from. IF notes that they get to do something like this. It should be alright if they say a word or two. Neptune's friends who are not in their party get their chance to say a few words.
Mine appears and she fidgets trying to say something. Neptune greets the mastermind and tells her it's totally cool for enemy characters to be part of this too. She tells mastermind to go ahead and give everyone a comment. Mine is cornered so she reluctantly gives a comment. She wonders if there are any other rotten enemy characters that would crawl out just for this. She guesses not and laughs shyly. All the major bosses return to give a few words shortly after this.
Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† arrive and asks if they can have a word. Neptune is happy to see them noting that it has been a while. Kiria recounts how she stained her hands with cheats and caused a massive uproar and regrets those actions. She hopes the player never stray path and that's all. †Black Cat Princess† laughs and tells the player they were cool. She asks them if they will go on an adventure with a princess who has reformed. Kiria protests that.
Noire notes that even if they reformed, she guesses that those 2 will always act like that. Blanc thinks that should be everyone. Vert notes that if they were going to include everyone, they will have to bring out minor characters and the eggplant lady. They would not finish until sunset. Neptune agrees and they are just in time for pudding so she wants to end it here. Neptune concludes the Thank You Corner and tells the player to do their best and take of them from now on.
In Wishuel, Neptune asks a NPC what he thinks of 4 Goddesses Online. The NPC thinks of Descartidge's saying, "I think therefore I am" and praises him for being on to something. Noire praises the NPC for being able to start conversations without feeling off as well as Planeptune's communication AI for being years ahead. She remembers that they pioneered this device where one was supposed to talk to amphibians through a screen. Vert notes that 4 Goddesses Online is an IP of all 4 nations so each nation has contributed a part of their specialty technologies. Neptune can't believe that Noire is praising her Planeptune. Noire blushes and tells her not to take it the wrong way. There is only one technology Planeptune is good at.
Later in Wishuel, Noire is taking pictures of herself. Neptune wonders what Noire is twirling around and having a photo shoot for. Noire freaks out and wonders when all of them logged in. Neptune smirks and tells Noire it is okay to take pictures but she should some with her as well. Vert tells Neptune not to interrupt someone's infatuation. Noire is currently infatuated with herself.
Noire denies that and explains that all of this was just for reference. Blanc gets that Noire is talking about her cosplay hobby. Neptune explains that Noire cosplays and attends numerous doujin events but hides this for some reason. Noire tries to silence Neptune. Blanc tells Noire that everyone already knows about this. Neptune explains that Blanc is an avid writer and shows up to the same doujin events. Blanc snaps and chases Neptune down for revealing her hobbies.
Within Caultprim Cathedral lies a confessional, Sister asks the next person to come in. Neptune is excited to be able see a confessional in a game instead of the TV. Sister asks what troubles Neptune has or if she wants, she can give Neptune a tour of their facilities. Neptune has trouble thinking of a confession, as what's done is done but after some thinking, she found one.
Neptune does not work at all. She should be, but all she does is play. Neptune got scolded for that yesterday and felt bad. Others do paperwork and quests for her so she just thinks its nice to see the people in the city. Neptune does enjoy her share of games but being outside is fun, finding delicious foods from shops is also fun. Sister admits she would like to go to the outside world.
Neptune remembers that Miss Confessional is just an NPC. How would a NPC leave for the outside world? Neptune has never thought about that. Sister wonders what she means by "Miss Confessional". Neptune says that is her nickname as she is in the confessional so "Miss Confessional". Bringing back the NPC going to the outside world as a topic, Neptune notes that people always want to get inside a screen but what about people wanting to get out? Neptune promises to continue to think about this in order to make Miss Confessional's dream come true then leaves.
In Wishuel, Neptune asks Vert for the ultimate Paladin build so she can build it that way. Does she need a powerful strike or something? Vert explains there are many skills, some with many hits and high damage or some with supportive effects. She should explore and find out for herself. Neptune is bummed out, she wants some sort of recommendation as Vert is the MMO master. She shakes her controller in frustration and notices something.
Vert asks what's wrong. Neptune explains that she was missing around and the camera got weird. Neptune smirks and announces that the world is about to get shocking. Neptune sees that Blanc's panties are Priest-like, white and clean while Noire's panties are chunni Black Knight-esque and mature. Noire screams and asks Neptune where she is looking. Neptune ignores her and notes that Vert is the only one wearing a leotard so she can't see under her skirt. It's too bad.
Even Bouquet, a NPC has her low-angle made. Neptune can feel the spirit of a true craftsman in this. Bouquet screams but realizes if she sits, no one will be able to see her. Now that Vert can't enjoy this view, she encourages everyone to stand up more. Blanc tells Neptune and Vert to stop. Noire strongly agrees. She scolds Neptune for giving out the details of a girl's panties in public.
Neptune protests as this isn't even their real self right now, only avatars. Blanc tells Neptune not to be ridiculous as she can't separate between the two. Vert adds that leotard is underwear that is alright to show. Noire's skirt is short in real life as well so is that alright to see as well? Noire says that her skirt is not that short. It can't reveal that much. She asks for confirmation on this but no one responds.
Neptune continues wondering if this function was made for panty sommeliers. Bouquet says it is not. It is made so that people can enjoy this world as realistically as possible. Neptune teases Bouquet and asks if she is sure of that. Is she sure that this isn't some attempt to get some gentlemanly type in their userbase. Bouquet tells her that topic is restricted. Vert sees and understands now.
Sometime later, Neptune decides to try out the private message system, that Noire and Uni used. She decides to message Nepgear with:
Y a s c e e e
o r o u p a
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When the party first arrives in Tetyu Temple without getting all the Sacred Treasures. Noire wonders why Neptune is here for that reason. Neptune was curious as this dungeon was unlocked after they got a Sacred Treasure. Blanc urges them to find the Sacred Treasures. Neptune wants the cool things here that they can miss. Vert tells Neptune the choice is hers. They can look around and earn money in the ruins.
The party has made it to an altar in Tetyu Temple. Bouquet appears and welcomes them. Neptune is happy to see her. Vert is glad that fate has allowed the two sisters to reunite. Bouquet tells Lady Vert that she is not her sister unless she is remembering that incorrectly. Vert tells Bouquet to not be so formal with her as they are quite close. Bouquet admits that they do know each other but...
Neptune notices that Bouquet is not as awkward around Vert. Bouquet decides to explain that this is the altar where they will offer the Sacred Treasures to release the Goddesses. It is the closest place in Alsgard to the Divine Realm. Due to the recent increase in monsters, less and less people have been making a pilgrimage here. Their presence pleases the Goddesses.
Neptune wants to place the Amethyst Glass, the Sacred Treasure they have right now. Noire doubts anything would happen as they only have one. She remembers needing four for anything to happen. Neptune thinks that is fine and offers the Amethyst Glass anyways. Ram wonders if the Goddesses are here and calls for them. Neptune thinks that can't be case as they need 4 for them to show up.
Purple Heart's voice can be heard. She gives the Chosen Ones blessings from the Goddesses and the party acquires the Source of Life. Neptune recognizes her voice. Bouquet reminds them that this altar is connected to the Divine Realm. An offer of a Sacred Treasure allows them to feel the presence of the Goddesses.
Neptune is happy the trip was worth it. They are all more pumped. Neptune is ready to head back. Noire reminds her to pick up the Sacred Treasure. Neptune is glad to have the reminder as she would not want anyone stealing the Sacred Treasure. Blanc tells them if that is done, they should head back and find the rest of the Sacred Treasures.
Later, Neptune arranges for IF and Compa to visit the pond where a spirit who can grant a wish is supposed to reside. No one knows how to summon it however. Neptune and Compa arrive at the pond to see IF doing something. They get concerned and ask what is wrong. IF tries to explain that when the character goes idle, they do this weird dance. She then scolds the two for being late. Neptune smirks and apologizes. Since IF is her close friend, she feels okay with being 30 minutes late. Compa laughs. IF sighs. The three of them then go for a walk.
Later, in Wishuel, Neptune wants to know more about the online games Vert plays. Vert has played games made from all over Gamindustri but she remembers a good online game made in Lastation. Vert remembers that she had a marvelous partner and that the two of them as handsome men made a good couple. Vert's intuition tells her that her partner was likely a woman in real life but she can never be sure.
Neptune ponders about girls playing as a guy and notes that Vert does that a lot. Vert explains that the character that one plays as is the character that one sees the most. Therefore, there needs to be a handsome motivation to keep one playing the game. Vert's character was a sweet tall blonde while her partner was like a silver fox, wearing glasses and looking intelligent.
Neptune notices that the characaters Vert described are likely found in an Otome game. Neptune prefers to use girl characters. Vert explains that in the game, characters have a lot of variation in clothing. It was a lot of fun to play with their wardrobes. However the end of this game was not a happy one as her partner became busy with life and stopped playing. Vert was heartbroken. Neptune sympathizes with her and wonders if her partner was playing this game. It would be nice if the two of them could meet up again.
Later, in Wishuel, Vert announces that she will take a break to savor some freshly brewed tea. Noire decides to take a snack break as well. Neptune is ready for pudding time. Blanc asks Vert what sort of tea does she drink and wants some recommendations. Vert's recent favorite is caramel and rum flavored tea. It has a distinct sweet smell and is good with milk.
Blanc thinks Rom and Ram might like it because of the name, however they are too young to enjoy the scent of rum. She decides to give it a try first and thanks Vert. Vert suggests sweet milk tea or strawberry cream for the twins.
Neptune wonders if there is pudding tea. Vert actually has some custard aroma tea on hand and promises to make some for Neptune when she visits. Neptune is excited and asks Vert to bring pudding for snacks as well. Vert explains that teas can differ by pasture and notes that it is good to search for the right combination. She offers to send Blanc tea from her favorite pasture in order to get her opinion on it. Blanc is grateful but wonders if this is okay for Vert.
Neptune is surprised Vert would choose her tea by pasture. Noire thinks this is normal. She likes chocolate but only from the brands she likes. The more one likes something, the more they can apperciate the finer details. Neptune understands now as she plays games only from the best developers. Blanc finds that she is the same with book genres or writing. She does not care for whether they are best-seller material but she has developed her opinions for what she wants.
Neptune does read manga and light novels but for difficult books, she does not really have a preference for anything. Blanc is surprised Neptune reads light novels as it contains printed material. Noire wonders if all Neptune looks at is the pictures then she uses the anime adaption to piece together the plot. Neptune is upset that they would think that she has an IQ of 31 or something.
Vert notices that her water is boiling and decides to go afk. Neptune says good bye to Vert.
Later, in Wishuel, Noire is about to sell some extra items she does not need. Neptune stops her and wants to take a look at her items. Noire tells Neptune she has to pay up if she wants anything. Neptune takes a look and wants her purple rock. Neptune offers to buy it. Noire notices that this item is not a material and wonders if Neptune needs it for a quest.
Neptune smirks and explains it is for her collection of all things purple. She does not sell anything purple except for eggplants. With Noire's rock, she is one step closer to her ten thousand rock collection goal. Noire cannot believe Neptune, she could get better equipment from selling all that but chooses not to. Neptune gets upset and tries to make Noire understand that purple is good. Noire wonders if she is trying to challenge her, Black Heart. Regardless, Noire decides to give Neptune her rock as it only sells for 5 bells. She notes that there really are people who collect useless items in large amounts.
In Wishuel, after a long day of gaming, Neptune is tired, she announces that she will go to bed. Blanc will log off as well as her sisters are already asleep. Noire wants to keep playing longer and says goodnight. Noire then notices that it is weird to say good night every day to them. Blanc agrees, even if they are friends, they don't call or email each other good night every day.
Vert is amused and thinks it is like they are co-workers or school mates. She admits that she does not say good night to her guild mates in the main Four Goddesses Online. She did in her early days though. Noire thinks it would be polite to say good night to them. She asks if the atmosphere between top players is strained. Vert explains that the atmosphere is quite peaceful. It is just that everyone logs out only once a week. Neptune, Noire and Blanc are creeped out by that. Neptune is uncomfortable with the idea that people do not log out except for personal maintenance.
Later, Neptune logs in and notices Vert carrying Blanc bridal style. She had no idea this was possible in the game. The twins and others arrive to enjoy the spectacle. Blanc gets embarrassed and tells Vert that people are gathering. She wants to get down. Vert tells Blanc not to be so cold and give her one more minute of this. Blanc is going to die of embarrassment. Neptune is sad this is over so soon. Well at least she got to see something unique so it was worthwhile despite how short it was.
Neptune walks by in Wishuel. Ram catches her and praises her timing. She explains that she, Rom and Uni are going to a dungeon and invites Neptune. Neptune understands this is a job for a party tank. Since it can't be helped Neptune happily agrees. Uni thanks Neptune and asks if Rom is okay with this. Rom nods.
In the dungeon, Rom fidgets and asks Neptune since Nepgear has work, what about Neptune. Neptune is guilty and tries to justify her situation by saying that it is not good to do work all the time. If one does, their stress level will hit mach speed. Uni tells Neptune this does make her concerned for Planeptune but what does Neptune mean by stress going mach speed. Neptune tells her not to sweat the small details. If they were going technical here, everyone of them are lazies and not doing work right now. Uni notes that Neptune hit home. She was planning on working after playing a little or a lot. She doesn't know at this point.
Ram announces that she and Rom have already finished studying. Neptune is happy to have such good girls and decides to give them head pats. This shocks Rom. Ram wants to pat Rom's head as well. Rom laughs and wants to pat Ram's head. Neptune finds it unfair that Rom responds more positively to Ram than to her. She calls the Ninja class unfair. Uni wonders what this has to do with Ninjas. Seeing as how the party is currently progressing, Uni thinks they won't get any serious hunting done. Neptune is be quiet in order to get serious hunting down. This is all fun for her.
A roar is heard nearby. Ram thinks the monster that roared looks like a boos. She urges her sister to charge the monster together and Ram attacks. Rom dashes in. Neptune is happy to show off what the tank can do. She guarantees success or their money back.
Later, in Wishuel, Neptune tells the other Goddesses if a girl online has "ri", "ru", or "fi" in their name, it likely a guy playing. Vert has heard of this before, it is known as the Law of Rirufi. Blanc thinks this law is very straightforward. Noire adds that the nuances in those sounds have something feminine that guys are attracted to. It is pretty interesting.
Neptune realizes Noire's name, Nowāru. Blanc notices this as well. Noire wonders what the two are thinking. Vert explains that a small possiblility exists that Noire is in actually an effeminate guy. Noire can't believe what she is hearing. Neptune notices that Noire has black hair, twin pigtails, is a tsundere. All of the sudden her head hurts. Noire tells them to not say something so stupid. She is not guy. Blanc asks if she is sure. Vert notes that having one feminine male in the story is more than enough. They are not so heartless to rob her of her identity. Noire freaks out and tells them she is not a guy.
Later, in the Fancy Shop, Peashy sees Neptuna and calls her as she runs in tackling her. Neptune wonders if she was hit by a wild Peashy in her blind spot. She is then glad that this is a game and not real life. Peashy's tackles are like that of a pro-wrestler. If this was in real life, Neptune admits she would surely be grimacing from the pain. Peashy asks Neptuna to step right up. Neptune wonders if she means welcome, otherwise it is like Peashy is running a carnival not a shop. Neptune asks if Plutia is napping right now since Peashy is running the shop.
Peashy tells her that is not the case. Plutia's shop is over there while her shop is right here. Neptune is shocked that Peashy actually has her own shop. Peashy explains she takes shinies instead of money. Neptune realizes she is dealing with a bartering system and looks to see if she has a shiny item. She has a shiny rock. It is shiny despite being made of cheap material. She also has a gold ring.
Peashy happily trades something for that shiny! Neptune acquires the Water of Life. Neptune is happy to get a nice recovery item. Peashy then decides to trade something else for the gold ring. Neptune is upset to get a grass material worth 5 bells despite the gold ring being worth a lot more. Peashy gets upset and explains that she likes the shiny rock more. Neptune understands that is what it comes down to. She does not like it but it is Peashy's shop. Neptune will bring more shinies when she finds them. Peashy thanks her.
Later in Wishuel, Noire asks Neptune if they already talked about online games. Neptune tells her this is the case. Noire tells Neptune that she plays an older version of a Lastation online game. She had to stop because she was too busy. Neptune wonders who hasn't played it. She tried to play it when it came out but her PC could not run it. It was stuck in the loading screen forever. By the time Nepgear got a souped PC, she already moved to a console MMO. Well that's life.
Noire laughs a little and tells Neptune the game was ported to Lastation's console. If Neptune owned one, she wouldn't have missed out. To Noire, it's nostalgic to think about. She remembers one person she was with in a guild who was so sweet. Both their avatars were guys and Noire had a suspicion that the other person was a girl. Of course, Noire pretended to be a guy so maybe the reason she was so sweet was because she fell in love with her or something. Noire clarifies that she is just kidding, they were friends and it wasn't weird or anything. The two of them genuinely enjoyed hanging out online like normal people.
Neptune feels like the other person felt the same but can't really say as she wasn't there. Noire continues that her avatar was a smart cool looking guy with silver hair. Her partner was a tall sweet blonde. They looked like leads from an anime or a manga and they looked good. Noire really likes the guy outfits in that game but she doesn't really know how well they work as she never cosplayed as a guy for any event. Neptune finds the tall blonde and a guy with silver hair strange.
Noire continues that her partner knew a lot about games and manga but it was more than just knowing. Noire felt that she really loved those. It was really fun to hang out with her partner and she feels bad for not being able to talk to her as things just got too busy. Noire wonders if she ever crosses her partner's mind. She hopes that her partner is doing well. Neptune really feels like this story is familiar. Noire notices something odd with Neptune and asks her about it. Neptune is startled and tells her it is nothing.
Neptune introduces a Tea Channel segment. Vert announces that it is time for tea trivia but does not feel the title works so she urges Neptune to change it next time. Vert introduces Kandy Tea leaves. It is most certainly spelt with a "K" and it has nothing to do with candy. It is easy to drink with no fillers, delicious as iced tea and does not lose its fillers easily. Neptune knows that she told her it had nothing with candy but she can only think about that. Vert says that the origins of its name comes its farm Kandy which is said to be the beginning of Ceylon Tea. Ceylon Tea is a generic name for tea that is harvested in a particular region and Uva is particular famous for its scented tea.
Neptune hears Vert but she does not know where Ceylon is. As far as she is concerned she gets an eastern vibe from it. Vert smirks and tells the audience the question of whether those lands exist in Gamindustri is ill mannered. Neptune wraps up the first segment of Tea Trivia brought to the audience by Neptune and Vert. Vert hopes everyone has a lovely tea time.
Neptune sends out a private message to the other Goddesses that reads "If you recieve this message, send it to three other people in three days with this message or you'll become flat chested." This causes Vert, Noire and Blanc to alter the message and send it out to the other Goddesses.
In Oneiro Corridor, Vert complains that they are in a pinch. The rooms are closed off and the waves of monster attacks are overwhelming constant. If this keeps up, they will go through an ordeal that would completely unsuitable to to describe in a game intended for all ages. Neptune smirks and she's seen this before. It is not looking good for them. Noire tells them to stop this. It causes bad luck and they are not closed to being captured yet. She orders to stop wasting time being delusional and just kill the monsters. Blanc wonders if the monsters are just spawning infinitely.
Noire sighs and admits that likely seems to be the case. They should have been prepared for a long drawn out battle. On the bright side, Blanc reports that they aren't too far from the city and they won't lose any items. They should retreat and come back after preparation. Vert agrees that would save them quite a bit of trouble. Vert decides to gain the monsters' aggro and asks them to end it quickly. Noire is sure she does not have to ask but she is going to anyways. Vert does not have strange desires does she. Vert explains that this is a comically stereotypical situation, it would be a waste to pass without fully immersing herself.
Noire then notices the hidden switch in this floor. She presses it and notices they can escape from an opening. There are also no monsters in the opening. Neptune tells Noire she is right and urges everyone to high tail it out of here. Vert finds that disappointing. Blanc wonders what exactly is disappointing.
Later, in Wishuel, Blanc asks Neptune if she can talk about an online game she used to play. Neptune tells her she can and asks if it is about the Lowee game she was talking about earlier. Blanc tells her it si is not, it is an older version of Lastation's online game. Neptune is surprised that even Blanc was playing that game. It seems like everyone and their mother was playing that game. Neptune tells her she does not feel left out though and is happy to play her games with Nepgear.
Neptune returns to topic and asks Blanc what about the game did she want to talk about. Blanc explains that she got an email from someone that used to be in the same guild as her. It has been a while since she heard from her. To clarify, Blanc had a email just for the game, the guild member did not know they were playing with a Goddess. Neptune notes people wouldn't believe her even if she said she was a Goddess. Blanc asks Neptune if that comes from personal experience. Neptune coughs and denies this and asks what the email was about. Was it an invite to play another MMO? Blanc tells her it was an apology for leaving and not keeping in touch. Blanc is surprised as it has been so long.
Neptune thinks it must have been bothering her all this time. Neptune asks if Blanc and her guild member was close. Blanc says they were. She was never prodded by personal questions so there always just the right amount of distance between them. Blanc remembers that about all the guild members had guy avatars, Blanc included but they were all girls. She can tells simply by their writing. Neptune is surprised that Blanc would have a guy character. She thought Blanc would have went with an older lady with a nice body and sizable chest. Blanc gets angry and wonders what the hell is Neptune trying to say.
Neptune tells her she is not trying to say anything at all. Friendships magically happen when playing online are the best. Neptune thinks that she has heard a familiar story before and notes that it is a small Gamindustri.
Later, Neptune visits a pond to find Uzume training. She interrupts Uzume by telling her how cool she is. Uzume is surprised by Neptune's sudden appearance. Neptune asks if Uzume is practicing here. She is near the Training Ground but since it is so full, Neptune asks if she is trying to get away from the noise. Either way, Neptune finds that cool. Uzume takes the compliment and laughs awkwardly.
Neptune announces a Teach Me! Bert! segment. Vert approves of this opening because of Neptune's use of Bert. The time has come again for tea trivia. Today Vert introduces Nilgiri tea. This tea along with Darjeeling and Assam come from the same region and are famous. They are a good starting point for those beginning to drink tea. Neptune has heard of the famous teas but has no idea what onigiri tea is. Vert corrects Neptune, she is taking about Nilgiri tea. The tea has a balanced flavor and there are a variety of ways to drink it based on how it is prepared. Today she brewed hers a bit stronger and added milk. Nilgiri tea has a refreshing pure taste when it is taken straight. Vert reiterates that it is recommended for beginners. Neptune thinks the name sounds tricky but it is a nice tea. Neptune wraps up Tea Trivia #2 brought to everyone by Neptune and Vert. Vert hopes everyone has a lovely tea time. Neptune thanks Vert for the Nilgiri tea she made for her.
Later, Neptune logs in and finds it neat that Noire has logged in as well. Noire is shocked by Neptune's sudden appearance. Neptune gets excited seeing Noire's new outfit and equipment. She compliments it for being both cute and cool. Noire figures she'd gather all matching equipment. Neptune asks if she can take a screenshot of this, and wants a cool pose. She also wants a sexy pose. Noire would never give Neptune a sexy pose. Neptune is happy to let Noire choose whatever pose she wants and she announces that she is taking a screenshot now. Neptune is satisfied with what she got and thanks Noire. Neptune thinks she will buy some accessories for herself and leaves.
Later, in Wishuel, Vert sighs and Neptune asks what is bothering her. Vert tells her it isn't something bothering her but her thoughts on the old days. Neptune thinks that has a lot of thought behind it and wants to know the juicy details. Is it about some lover in the second dimenion? Vert tells her that 2d lover will never betray her and what she is thinking about is the dawn of online gaming.
Blanc and Noire reminisce about the beginning of online gaming. Neptune likes the electric feeling of both players and admins fumbling around. It was always super fun. Vert remembers the early days where she enjoyed exploring dungeons and keeping in touch with friends. She is sure the other hardcore players have similar experience.
However as a top player, she became obsessed with fighting others. Vert lost her innoncence a long time ago and she now puts a lot of effort in skill effects and watching the movement patterns of her allies. After all, in guild battles, the king cannot afford to die. Even if it is a game, it is no longer merely a game, it has become a mandate that dictates her existence. Noire wonders if all MMO junkies are like this but she admits that Vert is kind of impressive. Vert takes that as a compliment, as it is her sole mission to be the best and something she would not turn from but... she is nostalgic for the days she was excited for new dungeons and items. Vert always wanted to take a break and she is glad that she has. Now they are here together.
Blanc is glad to be playing with everyone but she can't follow Vert's logic of taking a break from online games by playing another online game. Neptune thinks it is like Vert to be like that. Noire thinks this game is not so bad, there are no guild battles and the feeling of starting a new journey is nice. Vert tells them she does have her main account in another window and it is fun to not support herself with her sub accounts for once. Blanc always thought Vert was in the wrong chat every once in a while. That explains everything. Neptune is amazed by how well Vert plays game and she knows she really shouldn't be asking this but does Vert actually work.
Later in Wishuel, Compa asks Neptune and IF to help her make medicine. IF and Neptune are eager to help. Compa asks Neptune to stand on her and left and IF to stand on her right. They will now hold hands to make a triangle. Neptune is excited as it looks like they are trying to summon a Clione, Arch Lindworm, Ashura but hopefully not Ancient Dragon, she is over that monster. Neptune asks as well if they are trying to activate the Formation Skill Leafy Nep Major Damage. IF wonders why they would that. IF is curious as to why they are in this formation. Compa explains there is no real reason, she feels that holding their hands will help her with her success chance in making the medicine.
If that is the case, IF wants Neptune to let go of her hand. Compa wants IF to continue holding Neptune's hand until the medicine is finished. IF was worried that Compa would say that. She asks Compa to hurry up. Neptune thinks it's cute that IF is embarrassed. IF tells her it is embarrassing because they look like kooks performing some ritual to summon a UFO in the middle of day. Compa notices that the synthesis has failed.
IF thinks Compa's level may not be high enough yet. Compa knows the medicine is difficult to make so she tried to use the power to friendship to help her. She supposes that may have been a stretch. Neptune tries to blame this on IF's lack of enthusiasm but IF retorts that Neptune knows that this is not the case. Compa tells them she is going to try this again after she levels up some more. She asks them to help her out again. Neptune is glad to. IF asks if they have to do that again? Compa tells her they will. IF sighs and notes if Compa were not the one asking, she would never even consider helping out.
Neptune visits the pond to find Uzume. Neptune points the coincidence that they meet again. Uzume greets Neptune. Neptune asks if she knows of the wish granting spirit in the pond. Uzume is surprised. Neptune smirks and asks if she is trying to get her wish granted as well.
Uzume tells Neptune not to be ridiculous as what good would be done to rely on something like that. One has to use their own two hands to make their wishes come true. Neptune finds what Uzume said incredibly cool but that should be expected of Uzume to say something like that. Uzume is surprised as she never saw herself like that. Neptune remembers that Nepgear and the others are waiting for her so she has to get going. She tells Uzume if she catches any good fish, let her know.
In the next Tea trivia, Neptune concludes Tea Trivia#3 brought to the audience by Neptune and Vert. Vert hopes everyone has a lovely tea time. She points out that Neptune added both their names to this segment even if she spent more time drinking than speaking. She didn't even perform the title call.
Neptune is around the pond in Wishuel until and she hears a noise before noticing Arsnore. Arfoire gets irritated by this and tells the little brat her name is Ar- Arfoire takes a moment to look at Neptune and laughs. To think they would run into each other in a game like this. Neptune can't stand the eggplants everywhere and she decides to run away.
Near a river in Wishuel, Neptune greets Uzume. Uzume praises Neptune for her good timing and shows off her fresh 22.5cm Herabung she just fished up. Neptune notes that it is lively and finds that cool. She asks if Uzume has been working hard on her Fishing skill. Uzume has been and notes that it does get a little boring just sitting around when taking breaks. She has only been catching small fish so this feels great.
Neptune wonders about the 22.5cm size and says that is the same size as her shoes. When Neptune puts it like that, Uzume notes that the fish is on the small side. She guesses that means she needs to not settle for this tiny victory. Uzume is determined to catch the Guardian of the River and show it off to Neptune. Neptune tells Uzume to let her know if she catches something amazing and she will get everyone together to help her chop it up for dinner.
Later, Neptune finds the twins talking about how Ram can befriend her frog by feeding it. They have no idea what it likes. Neptune shows up and tells the twins that frogs like to eat bugs. However, the bugs need to be alive as well. Ram and Rom are not happy about that. Ram tells Neptune there has to be another way and leaves. Rom shakes her head and agrees with her sister before leaving. Neptune is confused, she thought they were trying to feed the frog. Neptune guesses that it is difficult to take care of a pet that eats only live food.
Later near the pond, Neptune is with IF and Compa and she notices Arbore. She points out Arbore to her friends, IF and Compa. She hopes Arbore has no eggplants today. Compa greets them and asks if they are on break as well. Warechu is glad that instead of a spirit, an angel has shown up. Is it possible his wish has come true? IF sighs and asks if they are looking for the spirit as well. She bursts their bubble telling them that the spirit likely does not exist.
Arfoire asks IF how can she be so sure. IF explains that there have been no actual reports of people meeting it from her close friends to random customers at her shop. Neptune supposes that it isn't very nice to complain to people who are just taking a break from their job to pursue a mystery. Arfoire is saddened that she was fooled by false info. She supposes she has to recover all her eggplants.
Near a river, Uzume calls for Neptune. Neptune greets Uzume and asks her about her fishing. Uzume has caught a weird fish, a 30cm lampfish. She points out that it has a crazy lantern on its head. It is pretty big compared to all the other stuff she has been able to fish up. She asks Neptune if she thinks they can roast it and eat it like the other river fish. Neptune wonders if they can considering its slimy green color. It doesn't look appetizing. Neptune remembers that Compa loves cooking. If they are lucky, she might have a Cooking Skill that all MMOs have.
Compa arrives and asks if Nep-Nep was calling for her. Neptune did and from her heart. Uzume greets Compa and asks her if she thinks they can eat a fish like this. Compa thinks it looks like a monkfish. If it is a monkfish, one can usually cook it in a hot pot or just boiling is okay. The liver is edible but one should be careful to not get food poisoning. Neptune wonders if they just got real world information on monkfish. She tells Compa they want to now if they can eat this in game. Neptune asks Compa if she thinks she can cook it with her Cooking Skill.
Compa explains that being an Apothecary and a Cook are two different things. Compa does not think she can cook it. If there was a Cooking Skill, she would have made Neptune a lot of pudding. Neptune tells Compa if it is about pudding, she would rather her make pudding in real life rather than a game. Compa laughs and decides to make some today or tomorrow to bring to Neptune. Neptune cheers and waits eagerly for that.
Uzume guesses that there is only one way to find out whether it is edible or not. If Uzume finds a way to cook it, she can try eating it. Compa thinks Uzume is so daring. Neptune tells Uzume if anything goes wrong, she will rush over with medicine asap. Uzume laughs and tells Neptune she is counting on her.
Later in Wishuel, Neptune sees Vert thinking out loud. Neptune asks Vert what is she up to. Vert explains to Neptune that she is calculating the efficacy of her skills for boss battles. Although this is for the other 4 Goddesses Online. Neptune understand and tries to excuse herself. Vert pulls her back and asks if Neptune just gave up trying to understand what she was trying to say.
Neptune whines and explains that none of that has anything to do with this game anyways. Neptune does not believe that she can understand anything Vert is trying to explain. It would be best for her to leave. Vert tells Neptune not to be so hard of herself. She asks Neptune to allow her to teach. She could use the opinion of another talented gamer such as Neptune. A skill's efficacy varies greatly on the moment the player casts it as well as the order of which the skill was used. Even if the skill does not do any damage initially by examining its additional effects such as "damage over time", it can be quite amazing. Neptune takes the opportunity to leave.
Later in Wishuel, Neptune sees Vert coming back to the party with an eggplant. Neptune wonders why Vert would have an eggplant, the food she hates to her very core even if it is just a game. Neptune does not even want to look at it. Vert explains that the person cultivating the eggplant were giving them away for free. Looking at its description, Vert thinks it might serve some purpose for a special event. Neptune believes that anything involving an eggplant can't be good news. Vert tells Neptune she does not really know that. Vert is actually looking forward to whatever this item may cause to happen.
In the Guild, a well built gentleman calls everyone around to tell them about something strange that happened a while ago. The gentleman explains that he saw a suspicious duo head towards the altar with one of them saying chu chu... He thought they were trying to offer the Sacred Treasures but then he heard a scream from the altar. The gentleman ran to the altar to check on the situation. All he found were two people beat up and collapsed but the gentleman could not find any sign of monsters.
Neptune feels like she heard of this before and this bothers her a bit. The gentleman then explains that he has gathered up all the Sacred Treasures but now he is afraid of going near the altar. He asks CPU if they can investigate for him. Vert finds it difficult to believe that the Goddesses would attack anyone. She believes that this could be the work of a monster that only shows up at specific conditions. The gentleman explains that he already asked someone else to investigate but they found nothing. Regardless he is still suspicious. Neptune assures the gentleman that they will figure out this mystery.
CPU heads to Tetyu Temple and reach the altar. A mysterious voice asks them to leave twice. Neptune asks Noire if she said something. Noire tells her she did not say anything and suggests that Neptune is just hearing things. Nepgear believes she heard something as well. It almost sounded like a ghost. The twins shiver at the thought of a ghost. Blanc assures the twins that as a Priest, she is suited to exorcism. She will send any ghosts back to the afterlife if they attack. Neptune feels like what Blanc said was familiar. She thinks Iffy said something similar when using her special attacks.
The mysterious voice warns them that those carrying the... to leave. Nepgear notices it this time and alerts everyone to it. Vert believes the voice is telling them to leave. Nepgear understands that they are in the ruins so perhaps an ancient ghost is haunting the place. Roms gets scared. Neptune looks for the ghost but she notices no walls or TVs around. Vert thinks if an event is to occur at any point, it should be at the altar.
The mysterious voice warns again that those carrying the eggplant. Blanc wonders if this has anything to do with the eggplant that they have received from the old lady. The item could be event trigger. Vert deduces that the players that the gentleman saw must have had eggplants with them. This resulted in them being attacked by this monster. Nepgear realizes that her sister hates eggplants. Perhaps this is reflected to the Goddess modeled after her. Neptune wonders if that means if they carry eggplants close to the altar, the Goddesses will get angry and something terrible will happen. Neptune always knew the eggplants would bring catastrophe. Neptune urges everyone to erase the item right now.
Uni reminds Neptune that they don't really know if that is truly the cause right now. She believes Neptune is just trying to find an excuse to remove the eggplant in general. Ram tells Neptune that she and her sister eats their eggplants and vegetables without issues. Rom adds that she loves mild mapo eggplants and smiles. Vert praises the twins for being such good girls to eat their vegetables without being picky and pats them. Blanc laughs and recommends that Neptune should learn from her sisters.
Neptune gets upset and explains that she does get enough nutrients and happiness from her pudding and she does not need to eat eggplants. Nepgear suggests to her sister that she can have a slightly more balanced diet. Vert agrees and thinks it would be a waste to destroy the item they have obtained. The eggplant can serve as some sort of material as well. Blanc thinks however they choose to deal with the eggplant is fine but they should report back to the gentleman.
Noire agrees as she does not want to get into a fight with the Goddesses which may turn out to be a hopeless boss fight. She thinks they should stay away from the altar with the eggplant. Vert agrees and leads them back to the city. Neptune whines and just wants the eggplant destroyed.
CPU returns to the guild to report to the well-built gentleman. He is glad to see them safe. Neptune is glad to see the guy from before. She reports that when they went to the altar, they heard a strange being telling them to leave. The gentleman is glad that his suspicions were correct and asks for the conditions required to find this monster. Nepgear explains that it is an eggplant. The gentleman is confused. Nepgear explains that there is some sort of guardian that stops people from bring eggplants to the altar.
The reason for that is likely that the Goddesses hate eggplants. The gentleman is glad because he does not have any eggplants with him. Now he can offer the Sacred Treasures in peace. He thanks CPU for investigating this for him and gives them the Eyes of Nagia. He hopes they will meet again someday. The gentleman leaves and Neptune wonders what they should do with the eggplants. She wants to throw them away. Vert notes that if they return to the altar with the eggplant, the guardian may not be so forgiving. Neptune is upset as that means they still have to carry the eggplant around. Vert explains that from her experience, the drop from this kind of boss is good so they should prepare to fight it. Neptune catches the glimmer of excitement from Vert's eyes. While Neptune likes a fight with a strong boss, she feels bad for the Goddesses.
Back in the altar at Tetyu Temple, CPU hears the guardian and he tells them to leave. Neptune agrees with the guardian. Eggplants will contaminate their inventory and turn it purple. Vert wonders if they continue to stay here, a boss fight will occur. This piques Vert's interest. Nepgear does not want to upset her sister too much. Rom knows that eggplants are good and wonders why the Goddesses don;t like it. Ram bets that Neptune and the Goddesses only hate the eggplants because they have never tried it.
Neptune counters Ram, she has tried it and she wishes she never did. They should just destroy the eggplant. Rom believes the Goddesses will learn to like it if they try so the twins approach the altar with the eggplant. The twins offer the eggplant as Neptune yells in vain to stop the two. A rumble is felt followed by a bright light stunning CPU. Vert is infatuated by how mischievous and cute the twins were just now. Neptune tells Vert this is not the time for her infatuation.
The guardian arrives and is upset they have the gall to carry the abhorrent vegetable of vengeance, Deep Purple to the altar. They are fools to be afraid. Neptune barely contain her laughter at the Guardian's naming sense. Noire tells Neptune to quiet down so they don't aggravate him any further. The Guardian gets angry at CPU and wonders what is so funny. He will deliver the judgement of the Divine World and charges in. Noire tells Neptune she has made the guardian angry so she must take responsibility for this. Neptune thinks that the guardian who hates eggplants and her are on the same side. Vert tells Neptune, the guardian does not feel the same. Vert feels like the guardian is a powerful enemy so everyone should be careful.
CPU manages to defeat the guardian. The guardian cannot believe that he lost and retreats. Noire is tired but is glad they were able to make him retreat. Blanc never wants to fight it again. Vert is the same as even that fight was a bit for her. But they did get rewards for this. CPU acquires 3 Tetyu Holy Water, 3 Oneiro Demon Book and one Philisopher's Stone. Blanc feels that hidden bosses are on a whole other level. Noire notices that the eggplant on the altar has disappeared. Neptune wonders if a goddess ate it. She hopes her other self is okay.
In Caultprim Cathedral, Purple Heart is in pain. She wonders why someone would offer such a thing. The Planeptune sisters rush in to see her in pain. Neptune knew she would eat the eggplant and is concerned for Purple Heart. Nepgear corrects her sister as in this world, they don't eat the things offered in the altar but receive it as magical energy. Nevertheless, Nepgear is concerned with Purple Heart's condition and asks if she is okay.
Purple Heart assures the sister that she is fine and explains that what is offered to the altar is a gift from the people. It is their sacred duty as Goddesses to partake in it. Purple Heart then continues to reel from the pain caused by the eggplant. Neptune notes that Purple Heart has quite the status effect and wonders if there is anything that can get rid of it. She thinks about it and has an idea. She takes out something.
Purple Heart is intrigued by the object Neptune took out that shines with a golden light. She asks Neptune what it is. Neptune tells her that it is pudding. Nepgear understands her sister's plan. If Purple Heart eating something she hates causes her pain then eating something she should like should make her feel better. Purple Heart asks if Neptune is giving her this lovely item. Neptune tells Purple Heart, she had this synthesized for her and tells her to try out.
Purple Heart tries out the pudding and squeals in joy. She praises the richness of the milk, the mellow eegs, the sweet sugar and the bittersweet caramel as a beautiful representation of the harmony of the 4 Sacred Treasures. The taste is a guard break to Purple Heart's taste buds. Nepgear notes that the Goddess looks like she is from a certain cooking manga. Purple Heart's expression is glowing as she thanks the Planeptune sisters. She will never lose to eggplants again. Nepgear is blinded by how divine Purple Heart is looking right now. Neptune is glad that she is feeling better. She wants to eat pudding after this too.
Later in Wishuel Neptune arrives to see Nepgear talking to Bouquet. She asks Nepgear what she is up to. Nepgear greets her sister and tells her that she does not understand her algorithm at all. Neptune hears “All go rhythm” and wonders if it is some sort of dance routine. Since Neptune knows a guy named Joey who is an expert at that sort of thing, she offers Nepgear his phone number. Nepgear clarifies to her sister that she said “algorithm”, which she can think of as a calculation method used by computers. Nepgear was just wondering what kind of set-up Bouquet uses to speak so naturally. Nepgear knows she is an AI so there must be calculation method it must be complicated for her to speak so naturally.
Neptune thinks about what Nepgear is saying. Nepgear continues with her remembering that Vert says that Bouquet is not controlled by anyone. With a similar code to Bouquet, she can make a more natural sounding Neptune robot. Neptune is surprised her sister is continuing with her that project. Neptune tells Nepgear she only needs her. Nepgear agrees but Neptune and the Neptune robot are two different things. This is just for her robotics research and her eternal theme.
Bouquet interrupts the Planeptune sisters to mention that her creator has mentioned "eternal theme" before. Nepgear asks if Bouquet is talking about the writer of her AI. Nepgear expresses her desire to meet Bouquet's creator. Neptune wonders what kind of person is Bouquet's mom or dad. Bouquet tells the sisters that is restricted info. Neptune catches that Bouquet says that but she revealed something "restricted" earlier anyyways. Nepgear is fascinated by Bouquet's ability to know about restricted information yet still be able to begin talking about it in order to give off the natural impression of being a little careless. It makes her feel human.
Neptune and Plutia take a stroll through the pond in Wishuel. They find an upset Peashy. Neptune asks Peashy why she is staring into the pond. Did she drop something in it? Plutia explains that there is rumor that if you put something that is important to you, a spirit will grant your wish. Peashy brings her favorite item every day. Plutia would like to see the spirit some day as well.
Peashy tells them the spirit won't come today either. Neptune suggests that the spirit does not exist. She has been here a bunch of times but never seen it. Peashy gets angry and tells Neptune it exists. Plutia tells Peashy to calm down as she will meet it some day. Peashy throws a tantrum and she wants to see it today. She is willing to offer her most important thing. She is going to give the spirit her medal. Neptune wonders if she means the one in her shop. Plutia remembers that Peashy adores the medal so much, it was going to be the symbol of her shop.
Peashy wants to meet the spirit and throws the medal. Suddenly something beautiful appears surprising the 3. Peashy thinks it is a butterfly and is in awe of how pretty it is. Plutia thinks the medal called out the butterfly of light. Neptune notes that the butterfly is already gone. It must be one of those super rare monsters that runs away as soon as it is encountered.
Peashy notices a pretty ball of string where the butterfly once was. Neptune thinks the butterfly dropped it. Peashy decides to give the ball of string to Plutia as a present. Plutia is surprised by the gesture. Neptune asks Peashy if she just wanted to meet the spirit so badly to get a present for Plutia. Plutia wonders if it is okay for her to accept this. Peashy assures her it is. Plutia is so happy with the gift and promises to treasure it forever.
Neptune puts two and two together and remembers Plutia likes sewing so a pretty ball of string is the perfect gift for her. Plutia declares that she will make the ball of string, the symbol of her shop. Neptune realizes that Peashy has grown so she can't slack off anymore.
The 4 CPUs are talking a stroll near the pond. Neptune feels calmer when she is here. Noire feels her heart made violent by battle is being soothed here. Blanc believes spiritual relaxation is important. The less leeway one has for their options, the more errors in judgement. Neptune plans to wish to find a super rare item in the next dungeon. Noire warns Neptune asking for something like that will cause her to not get something good. Blanc adds that there is a greed sensor. Neptune tells Blanc that it is in her head and that sort of thing does not exist.
Vert tells the other CPUs that she sees something shining in the pond. Neptune is excited. Noire wonders where in the pond it could be. Blanc doesn't see anything, she wonders if they should get closer. Vert thinks it is time to get everyone in the pond with her.
Neptune has spilled grapejuice on herself while being excited. As she tries to clean it off, her avatar moves erratically eventually falling into the pond. She continues to move erratically splashing Noire and Blanc. Noire and Blanc then notice that Neptune's skirt has become transparent. Vert is upset that she forgot about Neptune wearing armor on her upper half. Still the view on her white skirt is nice.
Neptune realizes what is going on. She complains to Vert about lying about the rare item. However she can play this game too and decides to splash everyone with water. It is time to make everyone wet. Noire and Blanc are caught off guard but notice Neptune's double entendre. Neptune notices that Vert's clothes are both thin and lightly colored. She wonders if the rating boards will find this really risqué.
Noire notices that even if she is wearing black clothes, they are becoming transparent. She wonders how long it will take for clothes to dry in game. Blanc notices that her skirt is clinging to her legs. She wonders who made it this detailed. Neptune wonders how it has been since they all played in the water together even if this is just in game. Noire notes that when Neptune mentions playing in the water, one would assume pools or beaches. They would be in swimsuits so it would not be embarrassing if they got wet. Blanc adds that if this did happen in real life, it would be more of a disaster. Neptune is not worried and she reminds them they are the only ones here. She then continues to splash the two.
Noire and Blanc refuse to take this lying down and they team up on Neptune splashing her. Vert announces she will join in and splashes Noire and Blanc. Neptune is grateful for assist but Vert splashes her as well. Neptune tells her not to friendly fire but Vert tells her she will attack whoever she wants. She wants to make all the girls transparent. Neptune tells Vert she better be prepared as she begins her counter-attack.
Neptune finds Uzume with a new pet. Uzume retells Neptune how she found her this morning. It started out like any other day with hunting and fishing. She felt a huge tug on her fishing rod. She struggled but managed to reel in this monster. However, it was quite docile and cute. Uzume fell into a daydream state gushing over how adorable the monster is. She scratches and gives compliments to the monster. The monster got attached to Uzume and begins following her.
Vert shows up impressed that Uzume succeeded in taming a monster. That would be a Unique Skill. Neptune wonders where Vert came from and if she was listening the whole time. Uzume is confused by what Vert means by taming and Unique Skill. Vert explains that a Unique Skill is a special skill that can only be learned under very special conditions. Even in the main 4 Goddesses Online, it is very rare to have one. The Dual Blade skill of a knight dressed in black, Kirio has spawned many "Kiri-something" names online is an example of this. For Uzume to acquire such a rare skill shortly after the game started, Vert admits she is jealous.
Uzume never knew about how rare it was. She was planning on training herself to play solo all throughout the game but this isn't such a bad accomplishment either. Vert notes that those unconcerned with getting Unique Skills always end up getting them. No one who ever looked for one found one. It is as if the program can sense greed. Neptune asks Uzume what the monster's name is. Uzume hasn't thought of one yet. She looks at her tamed monster. She looks like a fish and her face is cute. So, Uzume decides to call her Umie. Vert notes that Uzume fished her up in freshwater. Uzume thinks that is not important and she wants to mold Umie into the ultimate familiar.
Uzume sees Neptune and the other CPUs so she calls for them. Neptune wonders Uzume is doing out here. Noire sees that Uzume isn't doing anything but fishing. Uzume explains that she is tired of fighting monsters. She wants to fish up a Guardian of the River. Vert praises Uzume for her bravery. Uzume tells the CPUs that the climate, spot and bait are perfect right now. There is no way she won't catch a bite. Neptune asks if she should have expected anything less of Uzume. She is just the coolest.
Uzume suddenly feels a strong tug on her line. She blames her big mouth for this. This is clearly the Guardian of the River. Neptune asks if she will be okay. Should she do anything. Uzume tells Neptune there is no need and she should just feast her eyes on the battle. Uzume drags in her line to reveal the Guardian of the River. The Guardian of the River screams. Neptune thinks it seems angry. Uzume admits this was bigger than she thought and it is very energetic. It won't go down without a fight.
Neptune tells Uzume if she lets up, the fish will escape so she should not let up no matter what. Neptune assures her that they will calm the fish down somehow. The CPUs attack the Guardian of the River. The fish weakens and Uzume praises Neptune for landing a good hit. Neptune is flattered. However, the Guardian of the River is not done yet. Noire is surprised it can keep going and notes this isn't looking good. Umie sucker punches the Guardian knocking it out.
Uzume praises Umie. She can't believe she got to watch Umie grow before her eyes. She is very happy. Blanc thinks Umie's punch was insane. Uzume guesses she'll take her prize back to the city now. She has to get stronger to make up for how much they helped her in battle. She tells the CPUs that she will have a Guardian Cutting Demonstration eventually, so they should all come to that. Vert says they will look forward to it. Neptune is awe how big the Guardian is. It covers Uzume completely so it looks like the Guardian is walking on its own.
After taking the Beast's Diary quest and defeating the Minotauros in Yiear Sea of Trees, Uni notices a strange drop. Nepgear sees that something is written on it. CPU acquires the Musky Diary. Blanc takes a look and notices that she has never seen those characters before. Vert thinks there might be a hint in the city. They should return and look for it. Neptune is happy to have a mystery on their hands. She wonders if it is someone's long lost confession of love. Noire thinks it is surprising for Neptune to think like that. However, it would most certainly be lovely if it were a love confession. A similar event is repeated for the Black Knight's Diary quest with CPU acquiring the Black Knight Diary after defeating Dark Knight in Oneiro Corridor.
Vert introduces the audience to the final episode of Teach Me, Bert. There is so much she wants to discuss but she hopes they are inspired to discover their own favorite teas. Today Vert will discuss Chamomile tea. Neptune thinks Chamomile sounds weird. She asks that it isn't paralytic or anything. They should be careful not to have tea parties on the side of the road. Vert tells Neptune there is nothing of that sort in the tea. She asks that Neptune does not suddenly reappear just to say terrible things.
Chamomile tea is a herbal tea, which is healthy and non-caffeinated. The smell of chamomile has a relaxing effect on the body and is a great sleep aide. There is also a beautifying effect on the skin as well! These sorts of teas are also known as wellness teas. Rooibas tea is another popular tea of this variety. Decaf teas which remove caffeine from black and green teas have grown in popularity. Vert tells Neptune that she can have Nepgear drink these will no ill effects. As always everyone should have a lovely tea time and Vert looks forward to the day they can all meet again. Neptune tells the audience she will see them later.
In Alph Plains, Noire checks around to see that no one is looking. The coast is clear so, she practices calling her attacks. The power that controls the 4 seas lies at the tip of my blade. The will to destroy evil lies withing my soul. Take this, Destruction Dragon Spear!. Noire thinks this fine. If she had one more good phrase to add at the beginning... Neptune recounts what she just saw, Destruction Dragon Spear... the opponent dies.
Noire freaks out and asks since when was she here and did she see that just now? Neptune smirks and thinks it is nice that Noire is practicing her catchphrases early in the morning. Noire denies that and tries to explain herself before asking why Neptune is awake this early in the first place. She should act like her normal self and go back to sleep. Neptune is sad Noire is upset at her and she was going to go back to sleep soon. Before that, she says destruction mockingly multiple times. Noire, broken tells her to stop. Neptune notes that Noire learned a new skill yesterday. She was wondering what it was, Destruction Dragon Spear, Neptune now understands that.
Noire offers Neptune two puddings if she goes away. Neptune sees that Noire is trying to keep her quiet and tells her there is no need for her to do that. However, if she is going to give her pudding anyways, she'll take 5. Noire tells Neptune not to get carried away. She give her 3! Neptune wonders what's that? She hears something, Destruction... Dragon Spear...? Noire promises her 4, she will give her 4! Neptune tells Noire, she is just kidding, and the pudding wouldn't taste good if she got it through extortion.
Back in Wishuel, Bouquet makes an announcement that the investigation team found a monster nest on an island in the south. The team requests help and they left a request at the guild. She humbly asks everyone for their assistance.
CPU heads to Unreal World. Neptune thinks it has been a while since they have been in Unreal World. She remembers the place was for testing things in development. Vert notes that according to rumors, the players who helped with the earlier problem sent a request to explore here, so they released this officially.
At the end of the dungeon, Neptune is impressed with how strong the boss looks. Noire wonders why Neptune is having such a childish reaction. Vert declares she will take the rare items. Neptune leads CPU in the charge forward. CPU defeats the boss and Neptune declares victory. Nepgear wonders if they can get anything from this dungeon. Ram tells them to look as a treasure chest appeared. Rom is excited to open it. Rom and Ram eagerly dash to the treasure. Blanc tells them to wait.
In the Guild, Plutia requests Neptune to get her Holy Silk Thread. She asked Iffy where she could get it and IF told her it comes from a silkworm who lives in the labyrinth in the south. That place is too hard for her so she put a request at the guild. Nobody has cleared it yet so she hopes Neptune can be of help. Neptune asks if the labyrinth in the south means Unreal World.
Uni is glad that this is the case as this is a place they know. This will be easy. Nepgear thinks Uni always looks excited at the prospect of a difficult quest. Uni asks if she really seems that excited right now. Nepgear does not think she is wrong. She always enjoys playing games with Uni when she is like this. Uni gets flustered but admits that it is fun. Neptune smirks and thinks lilies are blooming here as well. Plutia thinks lilies are really pretty. Plutia then remembers something. This quest is difficult so she wants Neptune to be careful.
CPU finds the boss in Unreal World. Since this is a request from Plutia, Neptune urges CPU not to give up. They are able to defeat the boss and Nepgear declares that they have gotten the Holy Silk Thread. CPU acquires the Holy Silk Thread. Neptune wants to hurry and give it Plutia. Vert notes that since they have accepted the quest in the Guild, they only need to report to the Guild. Then the Guild will give it to Plutia.
In Wishuel, Neptune is impressed with the huge crowd gathering. She sees in the center of the crowd is Uzume. She greets her. Uzume is glad that Neptune made it. She is about to start her Guardian of the River Cutting Demonstration. Nepgear is happy to see this cooking demonstration and is excited. She thinks this fits Uzume pretty well.
Uzume tells everyone to gather around. She will keep cutting pieces and people can take as much as they want. It is a first come, first serve basis. Vert eyes light up as she sees parts of materials that one cannot obtain normally. Vert notes that this is shaping up to be quite the wonderful event. Vert urges CPU to grab the good materials as quickly as they can. A bargain sale like this is sure to be a battlefield. Neptune assures Vert she will.
Nepgear eyes shine as she looks at all those cuts of meat. She suggests to her sister that they should have sushi dinner in real life tonight. Neptune thinks that sounds really good. They can even shape them up with Compa like last time. Neptune tells Nepgear she will pick up some fish later. CPU was able to acquire Raw Monster Fluid, Cursed Fang and Slimy Scale.
Luke is impressed that CPU has finally made it to this quest. Ram asks him who he thinks they are. Rom and Neptune agree with her. Luke laughs and apologizes but he warns them to be careful in this particular quest. He reports that the monsters in Unreal World are more violent lately. Archaeologists just announced that some dark magic is flowing into it from the Demon World. One week ago, the Black Knight Guild went to investigate but haven't returned. He urges CPU to be careful. Neptune, Rom and Ram are spooked. Noire can't believe what she is seeing.
In Unreal World, Neptune quickly concludes they have seen everything they need to see and it is time to head back. Noire snaps that they just got here. Blanc asks if Neptune is chickening out. Since Neptune is returning, Vert concludes that she will be the MVP today. With that, Neptune retracts her previous statement. She claims she was just kidding.
At the end of the dungeon, Neptune sees the boss and concludes that they are going to die. Nepgear is shaken but tries to cheer Neptune up and notes that they defeated the Demon King so this should be no problem. Noire scolds the Planeptune sisters for acting like this. If they at any point feel like they are going to lose, they just have to go crazy and dish out everything they have. Vert declares that she will protect Nepgear. Neptune hears the voices of Goddesses and they tell her this is where she is destined to day.
The boss is defeated by CPU. Neptune brags and wonders how the boss likes that. She then laughs. Noire tells Neptune that she was the screaming that they were going to die. Neptune denies that ever happened and since they won, they should forget all about that.
Neptune is a melee-oriented fighter with tier 2 spells. She has good HP and good DEF. The DEF gained from her equipment is the second best. Her ability to output damage is lacking. Her melee attack consists of 2 slow slashes, followed by 2 faster slashes and then a spin slash that hits twist while moving her forward which then loops again. As a result, her attack speed is lacking compared to the likes of Vert and Rom and lacks the fluidity that Noire has. Her ability to hit hard with spells is also lacking due to her lower INT.
Neptune can keep enemies effectively using her Ray Split. and she likely won't be defeated randomly due to her high def. The fact that she is so good at tanking makes her an anchor for the party. She can reliably heal the party at their pace since they will taking more damage than she will.