Noire and Blanc logs in. Noire notices that Neptune is early.Blanc notes that no one is ever late for a new game. Neptune praises Blanc's priest outfit as it gives her goosebumps and is incredible.
Vert then logs in as 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.
Blanc gets annoyed as she heard something about "shortcomings" during Neptune's description. Noire also gets annoyed but Vert is excited. Neptune gets worried and tells the girls that this was their imagination. Noire does not buy it and chases her.
Vert agrees with Neptune and urges Blanc to get the tutorial started. Vert can't wait to try out the combat system. Blanc sighs and notes that it always ends up like this. 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.
Blanc and the others think Vert is the first to go solo. 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 and Neptune are shocked. Noire respects Vert's decision. Vert thanks Noire and explains that this episode of 4 Goddesses Online takes place in a different world and the idea of starting at level 1 gets Vert all excited.
At 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" remark but she notices that Bouquet reacted in real time to Vert's actions. She wonders how this is possible. Vert thinks it is nice of Blanc to notice as one of the features of this game is an advanced communication AI that can learn.
This is a result of Planeptune's technology. Noire gets defensive and says Lastation's technology is better in everything else. Blanc defends Lowee by saying technology does not matter and their long history of supporting everyone from all ages makes them the best. Vert reminds the girls that the real world is irrelevant. After Bouquet collects herself, she begins her story.
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.
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. 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.
In the forest, Neptune finds the monsters and Noire wants to compete with her to defeat them. Blanc tells the pair not to die and leave the healing to her.
Closer, to the end of the forest, the party hears the tutorial boss. Blanc's instincts tell her to go in swinging at the boss but she will support the party instead.
The party easily defeats the boss. In Wishuel, Blanc wants to take a look at the shops. Vert wants to see Bouquet in Cautlprim Cathedral. Blanc is okay with Vert's plan as there is likely an important event first. They can always check out the shop later. 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 finally understands how addictions occur. Noire thinks Neptune is addicted to 4 Goddesses Online and 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, the Goddesses discuss what online games they have been playing. Neptune has been playing online games largely on her console as well as 4 Goddesses Online.
Blanc has been playing a MMO based on a well-known RPG. Kids like the game, as it is easy to pick up. However, she is busy with Lowee so she has not logged in for a while. Blanc's plans are to play 4 Goddesses Online now.
Noire has started an RPG after it got its remake. She also plays 4 Goddesses Online but she is busy with affairs in Lastation. Vert has played all the games the other Goddesses mentioned. She even likes World Break Online noting that it was great.
Noire remembers the story of how World Break Online came crashing down. Blanc remembers that World Break Online had a error during their maintenance causing all services to end. In addition, the company went 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. Blanc is relieved to have Vert in their party, she can take her time to get used to the game.
Vert tells them getting experience is in gaming is important. Eventually the should naturally acquire the ability to play for 96 hours straight. Blanc thinks one would fall asleep half way at most. Vert explains that ignoring rest is a basic requirement for online gaming and she can last 4 days with the help of special drinks.
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. Blanc sighs and notes that Noire always loses her cool. Vert tells Blanc that the online community can be coarse and Blanc should build some resistance to instigation. Blanc angrily agrees but asks Vert who has been instigating her all this time.
Afterwards, the party heads into the Cathedral. Blanc feels at home. Neptune points out the statue of the 4 Goddesses. Neptune and Noire prefer the Goddess that was based on them. Blanc think White Heart is just lovely and inspiring praising the designer for fantastic taste. Vert tells Blanc if she wants inspiration, she should look at Green Heart's figure. One can get inspired by her voluptuousness. Blanc angrily asks why Vert is singling her out.
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.
Noire pulls Vert away from Bouquet while Blanc heals Bouquet's nosebleed.
Bouquet collects herself and explains that to save the world, they need to awaken the four Goddesses. 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 not 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. 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.
Vert notes that a little sister is like an elusive shadow. The more she chases her, the more she flees. Perhaps she should try drawing her in. She decides to pray in the Cathedral so her feelings will reach Bouquet. Feelings aside, Blanc wants to know what else the Cathedral offers.
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.
Near the end of the dungeon, Bouquet appears and is glad they made it all the way safely. Vert is glad to see Bouquet and embraces her. Bouquet struggles and tries to tell Vert she wanted to tell her for a long time. Vert embracing Bouquet is rather embarrassing for her. Vert thinks that is nonsense as they are sisters and wants to spoil her more. Bouquet notes that when she is surrounded by the bouncy, her head fuzzy as if she was hypnotized.
Blanc notes that Vert stated that they were sisters like fact. Bouquet returns to her senses and 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". 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.
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. Blanc is glad everything has gone smoothly.
The party returns to Wishuel. Noire receives a message. Noire says it's Uni and she is playing the 4 Goddesses Online Beta as well. Neptune explains that Nepgear, her little sister that won the keys from a prize. She gave Uni, Rom and Ram and they are all playing together.
Blanc thinks Rom and Ram are too young to be playing online games. She decides to play 4 Goddesses Online in the same room as them. Noire tells them not to worry, they already got the first Sacred Treasure. Later, Noire receives Uni's message that the candidates are returning to Wishuel. Blanc is glad that they are safe and has already checked on Rom and Ram. She thinks they should wait in the plaza.
Later, the candidates make it to the plaza. Neptune sees her sister and calls out to her. Nepgear responds but Vert suddenly grabs her and embraces her. Nepgear tells Vert to stop squishing her so hard but notes that this does feel warm. Neptune complains that Vert already has Bouquet.
Vert explains that she is an adult woman and can have as many little sisters as need be. Besides Blanc has two little sisters despite... and glances at Blanc. Blanc gets annoyed and reminds her that chest size has nothing to do with having little sisters. Vert wonders why Blanc is taking about chest size. She has never mentioned anything about that. Blanc is able to lash out at Vert until Rom and Ram stop her.
Rom and Ram ensure that Blanc is calm. Blanc assures them that she was always calm and 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. Vert is glad that their party has doubled. Nepgear thinks they will have twice the fun.
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. Blanc notes that there is no guild system implemented by they are a de facto guild, nonetheless. Nepgear wonders what it should be and suggests everyone spout whatever comes to mind.
Blanc wants something more related to Gamindustri. She suggests "8 Bit" as there are 8 of them. Vert does not hate the idea but what if their group grows. Vert remembers that in Gamindustri, they are called Console Patron Unit, so suggests "CPU". Blanc likes that its short, easy to remember with a "classic-game" feel. The other Goddesses like the name as well. 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 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. Blanc wonders if it is okay for Neptune to fall from this high. Vert notes that they will not take damage but it will be a nuisance to climb back up again. Neptune tells them not to worry as she is confident in her platforming skills and promptly proceeds to fall off. Blanc notes that she fell quite a ways down.
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. Blanc thinks trial and error without the fear of failure is important. After the party reorganization, Neptune thinks they should look for the next Sacred Treasure.
CPU checks out the Gion Blacksmith. Blanc recognizes the owner of the blacksmith 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 out helped her out a long time ago. She never expected to meet her in this game. The blacksmith introduces herself as Tamsoft and her occupation is a blacksmith. Tamsoft tells them to bring in the materials and she will upgrade them. Tamsoft notes that they need strong weapons to beat this game so they should not hesitate to call her. Blanc promises that they will and are happy to see her.
Phiaros runs into CPU. 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. Phiaros asks them to retrieve all the Sacred Treasures and revive the Goddesses. He already put the request at the guild.
In the guild, they accept the request. Vert reads that this quest is in Yiear Forest. Blanc wonders if this dungeon will have a difficulty spike, if it does, she can shine as the party's healer. The other Goddesses squabble over how useful they would be in this quest.
In Yiear Forest, Uni stops and alerts her sister to something. It is a couple of players. Nepgear 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.
Vert thinks they were rather cheesy and expresses her displeasure for using that word to describe them, though it would be the most accurate. Blanc notes that the couple were in their own little world. They might as well have ignored them completely. Even so, Vert thought they were making the most progress in this game.
Near the end of the forest, the princess notes that CPU took their sweet time. 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. 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. Blanc feels as if she can lilies blooming behind them. Noire wonders what business the princess and her knight has with them. Kiria has no business with them other than bragging and laughs. The princess wants to go back to shop. Kiria apologizes for boring her and asks to be her escort back. The princess agrees.
Vert wonders what that was all about. Here she was intending to challenge the boss together but all they did was laugh and leave. Blanc tells Vert not to think too hard about it. Vert knows there is no point in competing with them in terms of progress but this does not sit right with her.
CPU enters the end of the dungeon. CPU sees the boss and Blanc tells Rom and Ram not to get too ahead of themselves. Rom wants to be in the front lines even if she is afraid. Ram tells her sister not to worry she is here. They have to protect Blanc together. Rom is determined to do that. With that CPU defeats the boss.
CPU gets the Sacred Treasure, Black Diamond Sword. Blanc thanks everyone for their good work and notes they don't need a password for this treasure. Bouquet appears and congratulates them on their successful retrieval of the Sacred Treasure. Bouquet thanks them all for their hard work and she has something to tell them but... Blanc wonders if Bouquet is okay. Bouquet apologizes as even if this is a holy forest, the monsters' impurities are affecting her.
Bouquet has teleportation magic so she will 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. Blanc wonders if all that was part of the story or a bug in the AI. She is worried. CPU returns to Wishuel.
In Wishuel, Vert wonders if Bouquet was able to return to the city. She is worried. Blanc wonders if they should head for the Cathedral for now. Neptune says that she has an errand and tells them to go on without her.
Later, the remaining party arrives to see Bouquet in the city. Noire explains that she and Blanc went looking for items to heal her. However, it looks like Bouquet is fine as she is. Blanc still thinks she should hang on to the healing item just in case. Blanc gives Bouquet the healing item. The other members of CPU also gathered items to gift to Bouquet. Bouquet is grateful for everything CPU has done for her.
Bouquet then asks 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.
Rom does not think everyone wants a younger sister. She does love Ram but Blanc is her number one hero. Ram agrees and praises Blanc for being super cool. Blanc thanks them. The Planeptune sisters also contribute to this topic. Bouquet finishes her learning on that topic and records that segment in her archives. Bouquet then begins to explain the legend surrounding the Sacred Treasures.
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.
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. 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.
Blanc angrily asks about 3 what? 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.
Later a mysterious person wants to sell something to Blanc. Blanc tells her she has no time. The mysterious person tells her if time is the problem then this item can help and asks her to look at her wares. Blanc explains that tonight Raigeki Books is announcing its first selection results. Blanc is spamming F5 in a separate windows in order to know the results as soon as possible. The mysterious person wonders what Raigeki is but remembers it is the new novelist award. The mysterious person tells Blanc that it is okay as the results won't change whether she looks at it now or later. Blanc tells her that being recognized as a commercial author has been her dream for her entire life, she is leaving now.
CPU heads to the guild. Luke, the person who runs the guild praises CPU for their timing as the important quest to find another Sacred Treasure was just posted. Luke explains the quest came from a report from an archeological team when they returned from the ruins. Blanc thinks this is strange as it was supposed to be the Knights investigating the Sacred Treasures.
Luke explains that 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.
Rom asks Blanc what is archeology. Blanc explains that it is a science where people search for ancient objects in order to understand how people used to live their lives. For example, Lowee has old castles and pipes. Ram understands as archeologists search for old coins and fossilized mushrooms in those. Rom's eyes sparkle as she wonders if there are old coins in these ruins.
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. Blanc thinks names with Kiri- are overused nowadays. 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. Vert admits she was playing as †Green_Heart† but she often dodged the question of her real identity. Blanc notes that she did not set a good example considering that she used symbols in her name. Vert explains that at the time she created the character, she was afflicted with the urge to surround her names with symbols. This is not the case anymore.
†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. †Black Cat Princess† thinks that the real Lady Blanc has a flatter chest. Blanc gets annoyed by that. Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† continue to point how different the Goddesses are to their real selves until Noire questions whether the couple ever met the real Goddesses of which they did not.
Kiria apologizes but asks CPU to let the two of them to go. They are a bit busy. Vert asks them to stay a bit and she wants to work together with them. Blanc has no objections in working together in boss fights. Support is much easier with more Priests. 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 shocked and tries to refuse. Black Cat Princess† implores Vert. Noire finds it good that Vert actually has a younger sister looking for her. Blanc tells her that is right and wonders why Vert is so shaken. 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 voices her firm disapproval against this and brings up the fact that she promised to protect her.
†Black Cat Princess† thinks its fine as in the previous game, they were in a guild that held a lot of members surrounding her. †Black Cat Princess† admits it was dissolved in the end but still Kiria was a member of that guild so what is Kiria really saying. Kiria tries to saying something but †Black Cat Princess† deduces that Kiria is jealous and finds her adorable. Kiria tells †Black Cat Princess† that she acts like an angel but agitates her heart like a devil. Kiria admits that she wants to monopolize the princess for herself, she will go through fire and to the limits for her affection. †Black Cat Princess† understands the problem of being so loved. It caused their previous guild to come crashing and now it makes Kiria burn with jealousy. †Black Cat Princess† admits that she is a sinful woman.
Rom is excited and notes that they are like a dramatic puppet show with the princess and prince. Blanc thinks the two of them are bad influence to Rom and Ram and asks them not to watch. Ram is upset as she wanted to see the princess more. †Black Cat Princess† admits it can't be helped and understands how Kiria feels so for today, she agrees to her request. Kiria is glad that she won't be giving up her role as the princess' herald. †Black Cat Princess† apologizes to Vert for today and asks for attention the next time they meet. Vert understands.
Kiria 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.
At the end of the dungeon, Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† are being chased by the boss. Neptune suggests that they let CPU take over so they can all get the Sacred Treasure. They reluctantly allow CPU to take over.
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. Blanc wonders who is counting. Blanc remembers from Bouquet's description is that this should be a hairpin. †Black Cat Princess† is upset about how they were unable to defeat the boss and leaves. Kiria follows.
Bouquet appears and praises everyone for the work. There is only one Sacred Treasure left. Bouquet reports that 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. It is on the foot of the World Tree, Leanverde.
CPU enters the guild to accept a quest in Yiear Sea of Trees for the final Sacred Treasure. They overhear some players, Naoya, Maron and Wildcat 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.
Blanc wonders if it just shows up, why hadn't they seen it yet. She wonders if it appears only after seeing a specific sub-event with special conditions. Neptune would like to see the Grim Reaper. Rom shivers as she clings to Blanc. She does not want to be anywhere near the Grim Reaper. Blanc tells Rom there is no need to cling to her. Likely the Grim Reaper would run away at the sight of them. Rom calms down. For now, Neptune decides to accept the quest and CPU heads out.
In Yiear Sea of Trees, Blanc reads from the game description that Leanverde was the first thing the Goddesses created in this world. Deeper in the dungeon, Neptune has found the boss and CPU fights the boss. However, the boss is not taking any damage and inflicting heavy damage to CPU. Blanc thinks they should group up and heal but if they do, they will be open to a ranged attack.
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 and Vert wonder if they have missed an event that would allow them beat this boss. Elmia tells them they can talk after, for now she will use this. The boss backs off and CPU escapes.
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. Blanc wonders what was the thing she used while they were escaping. Elmia explains that it is a smoke bomb mixed with things that repels monsters. If they had a high-grade Purification Arrow, they might be able to weaken it. She 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. The boss has caught up to CPU. 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. 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. Kiria reports that they have obtained the Sacred Treasure. The two of them will be going on ahead. †Black Cat Princess† laughs and leaves them with a parting gift.
Another boss appears. 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.
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. Blanc understands all that happened was all an error. Bouquet thinks this might be the case and decides to analyze the data immediately to find the cause. After the analysis, Bouquet has no results. She does not know of the cause. 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. 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 for to wait 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. 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 and leaves to her work.
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. CPU does just that.
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, Blanc notes in order to get the ingredient, they need to clear this quest first. Rom worries that this is hard. Blanc assures her that all they need to do is get the items and report to the guild. It shouldn't take much time. Ram thinks that is easy and says she will find them all. Blanc warns her that there are strong monsters in this dungeon so they shouldn't let their guard down.
Later in the dungeon, Rom wonders where the item is. Ram wants her sister to compete with her to get the items as a game. Blanc warns the two that it is dangerous and asks that they don't run too far ahead. Rom and Ram agree. 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, they return to the guild. 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.
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, Uni notices the target monster. She wants to take it down quickly. Blanc leaves offensive attacks to the other members of CPU. CPU defeats the target monster and acquires the Shining Dragon Stone. Blanc remarks that it only took one battle, and wonders if that was guaranteed drop.
In Wishuel, Blanc sneezes. She wonders if someone is gossiping about her shortcomings.
CPU takes the final quest to get the ingredient to create the Purification Arrow. They are to defeat a target monster in Hestie Crater. CPU finds the target monster for the quest and defeats it. CPU heads back to Wishuel and Blanc thinks they should organize their items when they head back.
Back in Wishuel, CPU reports their quest acquiring the Branch of Leanverde. Neptune decides to go to Chaos Factory to have Compa make the Purification Arrow. Neptune returns to CPU with the Purification Arrow. Blanc is glad that they are able to have gotten the Purification Arrow safely. Now they can challenge the boss. 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." Before CPU goes to Yiear Sea of Trees, they decide to visit Bouquet in 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.
On behalf of CPU, Blanc offers their help if Bouquet were to ever need anything. All Bouquet has to do is let them know. 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. Blanc thinks her final words be along the lines of "I'll go check on the forest".
Vert asks the other Goddesses who do they think she is. 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.
Vert assures Bouquet as her escort, she will have no problems at all. Vert will wait for Bouquet's response. Bouquet will think about it. The other Goddesses would like to spend time with Bouquet as well. Blanc would like to exchange book recommendations with her later. This world has a lot of mythology and Blanc would like to learn more about the lore. Bouquet asks if that means everyone is requesting a date. At this rate, she might get an overflow error and brain begins to sizzle.
Noire asks if she is okay. If Bouquet went out on a date in this situation, she might pass out again. Blanc is most worried about her going out with Vert. 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 Trees, 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. Blanc adds that it is possible for the Demon King to appear once the Goddesses descend.
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. Blanc declares that she will take care of healing and support.
CPU defeats the boss and acquires the Emerald Mirror. Ram cheers as they got the final Sacred Treasure. †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.
Vert thinks 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, fuse and transforms.
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. Rom is angry knows what that is. Blanc told them that it a bad thing and they shouldn't use it. 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. Neptune leads the charge against Cheetah.
CPU defeats Cheetah and their body begins crumble. Vert thinks it would be good if they can discuss this peacefully.
The Grim Reaper shows up breathing. Nepgear notices this and asks who this is. Blanc notices the red eyes and blood lust and deduces that it is the Grim Reaper. 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. 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. Blanc notes that the story is really moving at this point. Bouquet reports that the Paramount Pair have finally awoken and they are working towards the destruction of the world.
Bouquet shows CPU a personal description of them and 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. Vert gets worried and asks Bouquet what is wrong. 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. Rom really wants to see the Goddesses and Ram agrees. 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 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. Bouquet 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, 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.
Rom is excited and tells her sister to be in the middle. Ram feels squished as there are three of them and asks when they are going to place the Sacred Treasure. Blanc tells her to be patient and wait for Neptune's signal. On two, everyone offers the Sacred Treasure. Bouquet reports that the door to the Divine Realm has opened. The earth and Divine Realm are connected by a rainbow bridge. 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. 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. The in-game Goddesses spend some time conversing with their Goddesses counterpart and CPU assures the in-game Goddesses that they are ready to fight the Demon King.
White Heart asks the Chosen Ones again if they can entrust the fate of this world to the Chosen Ones. Blanc assures White Heart they can. Rom's eyes sparkle as she comments on how pretty Blanc is. Ram tells her sister that they should make some wings and pretend that they are Goddesses. Blanc tells the twins that they are already Goddesses.
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.
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. Ram notes that White Heart sounds like Blanc when she transforms. Rom is happy that she has the same feel as Blanc. 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.
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 eager to protect the city that still has faith in them to this day. 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. 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. Blanc notes that they are aware of the Paramount Pair and Demon King and believes there are unexpected enemies waiting for them.
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.