I'd like to go in swinging against the boss too, but, for now I'll do my best to help with support.
The Goddess of Lowee. Although a generally reserved individual, when she becomes too stressed, she snaps and is unable to be stopped by anyone. Her favorite hobby is reading, and she writes her own works of fiction in her spare time. She sells her novels in secret, although not many people seem to buy them.
It seems as though she's looking for inspiration for a new story idea while playing 4 Goddesses Online.
She has chosen the Priest class. She is an essential part of the party as she wields both healing and support skills.
Blanc still bears her child-like figure but she now wears a blue and white puffy hat. In addition to her hat she wears a matching blue and white dress with a big red ribbon on her collar. She wears brown leather guards. Blanc also has a brown belt on her waist. She wears brown sandals and white knee socks that reach up to her thighs. Her hat and sandals are decorated with a 8 pronged wheel symbol on it.
Initially, Blanc seems like a quiet and introverted girl. She normally speaks in soft calm voice and appears to be extremely innocent. However, under that innocent exterior is a foul-mouthed, easily angered girl. She swears a lot and insults people right to their faces when she doesn't like them or if they piss her off. Blanc seems to be a lot calmer than White Heart.
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 worshipped. 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.
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 archaeological 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 archaeology. 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 archaeologists 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 travelling 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.
Blanc takes a walk around Wishuel and finds her sisters with White Heart. She asks Rom and Ram what they are doing, taking the Goddess out like this. Rom is surprised to see her sister. Ram is worried but she tells her sister that they are bragging about how great their sister is. Blanc cannot believe that they would do something so embarrassing. Blanc tells her sisters that they have to get out of here. Blanc quickly leaves with the twins followed by White Heart. The player watches the scene and notes that this feels like a video game he played. It is quite surreal.
In Wishuel, Vert leads CPU to the Cathedral as Bouquet is waiting for them. They are ready to defeat the Paramount Pair but Vert notices Kiria and †Black Cat Princess†. Neptune 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. Vert does not believe they are impaired by a status ailment. 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 wonders if the Paramount Pair found out about their plan to defeat them. 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. Blanc notices that boss-level monsters are in the horde and everyone is completely helpless against them.
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. 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. Blanc notices that the AI Bouquets don't seem to be that strong either. 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.
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. Ram thinks that is awful and wonders who can be responsible for such a thing. Rom does not want the city to be destroyed and shivers.
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. Blanc tells the twins that they are in the middle of the story but they have to save the game world before they can continue. She asks the twins if they will come with them. Ram agrees and thinks all they have to do is fight as usual which will be easy. Rom wants to help the GM.
The GM plans to resolve the problem on their end and thanks CPU. Bouquet says the Royal Geists will do their best to support the GMs. She wishes CPU to have a favorable battle. 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. She wonders who is sending all these monsters in. 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. 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. Vert also congratulates everyone. Rom and Ram are glad and high five each other. Blanc is glad as she wasn't sure what would happen. 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.
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.
Vert asks the GM if she would allow them to continue to help her. 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. Blanc tells her that they are already officially helping as the game already uses their likeness as models for the Goddesses.
Vert agrees and she is going through the proper channels, there 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. Rom notes she hears someone running. Ram remembers her sister talking about protecting the game world. She had no idea it was related to work in real life. 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 make Neptune think it was probably...
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. 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 switches over to the GM. The GM arrives and apologizes her continuous appearance. 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. 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. 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 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. 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.
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.
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. Noire tells the GM not to forget about them as she does not need to do everything herself. Blood agrees with Noire and his guild, the Jet-Black Fallen Angels will gladly lend a hand. Eve volunteers to fight as well. Rugadin and the other players volunteer as well. 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, monsters are heard. Blanc wonders if they are Cheetah's underlings. Rom is determined to beat them with her sword. Ram finds her sister so cool. She will be the best ninja as well. Blanc tells her sisters that they have gotten used to their classes. She tells the twins to go for it as she has their back.
Deeper in the dungeon, Neptune is surprised that the monsters are reviving. Blanc does not think they are invincible but wonders how many do they have to defeat before they disappear. 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. Cheetah is angry about what happened to Master Mine. 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. Neptune doesn't care who the enemy is as the Goddesses will always win. She leads CPU to attack Cheetah.
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. 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. Mine apologizes for everything 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† surprising Mine. 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. 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.
Blanc wonders if Vert ever worked. Noire tells Blanc there is no point in asking that question. 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.
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. Vert says she always believed †Black Cat Princess† was a good person. Blanc remembers Vert being all stiff when †Black Cat Princess† called her "older sister".
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.
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. Vert's desire to have a little sister caused her to be aggressive in pursuing Bouquet. Vert 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. An all-out intense war is inevitable. Vert is glad that it is only a little longer before they grant Bouquet's wish to save the world. Then she can relax with Bouquet as sisters. Bouquet is not sure her heart is ready for that.
Noire observes that Bouquet if Bouquet is preparing her heart, that means she is going along with what Vert wants. Blanc notices that Bouquet's nose is not bleeding any more. She wonders if Bouquet's tolerance for Vert has grown. 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. After CPU accepts the quest to defeat Minotauros, they head over to Chrono Wasteland. At the end of the dungeon, CPU has found one of the Paramount Pair. Green Heart tells him to awaken so he may meet his fate. The monster awakens with a roar. Blanc finally gets to see one of the Paramount Pair. Judging by his appearance, she believes this is Minotauros.
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. Blanc sees that Minotauros' evil aura has been purified. The power of the Demon King has disappeared. White Heart explains that even if Minotauros is a monster, he wasn't originally the type to threaten other creatures.
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.
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. Blanc wonders what sort of gimmick this item is used for. They have to make sure not to forget about it.
CPU arrives in Atlio City Ruins. 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. 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. Noire believes either way the boss won't be easy. Uni would rather fight a strong enemy anyway. She loves a good challenge. Blanc is sure they will see how strong he is soon enough.
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.
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. 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. Blanc remembers that gimmick item, they got from Bouquet and now is the time to use it. 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. Uni is surprised to see Minotauros and notes he must have switched sides after the Goddesses purified him. Green Heart realizes her strength is returning. The curtain of the darkness was released when Demon King Jester was knocked of balance.
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. Demon King Jester pants before breaking into a laugh. This is Minotauros' punishment for doubling crossing him.
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. Rom grits and prepares to go further in the front lines than usual. Ram will be in the "vanguard" with everyone else as well. Blanc assures her sisters can fight knowing that they won't have to worry about their back. However, it is the final boss though so Blanc hopes it is fine for her to get some punches. Vert asks if they can still rely on Blanc for healing. Vert wishes she could say that this is the moment where she will take the leading role but the finale is supposed to show off everyone.
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. Blanc tells Rom and Ram, that at first, she thought they were too young for online games but they did great. She should have expected this, however. Rom bashfully tells Blanc they were able to do this because she was always behind her. Ram adds that Blanc taught them so much about how to play. Ram asks if Blanc thinks they did a good job protecting her. Blanc assures that they did, she will always be relying on them in real life and in this game.
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. Neptune and the others supposedly take their picture.
Later, Neptune clears her throat and welcomes the player to the customary "Thank You for Playing" Corner. Neptune and Noire say a few words before Noire passes it to Blanc.
Blanc admits she never knows what to say in these events. Nevertheless, she thanks the player for clearing the game. This is her first time playing a support character and it was very new to her. BLanc has learned a lot during their travels and she has a lot to write about in her new novel. She would like to give the player the first copy of it when she is done. She wants the player to be the first to read it. Blanc passes it on to Vert who say a few words. This passed on to the candidates who say a few words.
Ram thinks Rom as the older sister should go first. Rom worries and notes that she is nervous. Nevertheless, she thinks it was fun playing together. She asks the player what they think with hopeful eyes. Ram assures her that it was fun and she had lots of fun. Rom laughs and asks Ram if she wants to say their congratulations together. Ram accepts her sister's idea and decides to do it on the count of 2. On the count of 2, Rom and Ram thanks the player.
Vert thinks that is a wonderful award. She asks the twins to congratulate her after this is over. Blanc refuses to allow her sisters to do so. Vert then hands it over to Bouquet. This is passed on to the 4 Goddesses, friends and enemies who say a few words.
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 tests the conversational abilities of the NPCs. Noire praises the NPC for being able to start conversations without feeling off. Blanc notes that all they need to do is test it in open beta and Bouquet felt real. Vert tells Blanc Bouquet is real and alive in this world.
Noire again praises 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.
Vert remarks that Noire is such a tsundere and since highly developed AI is not distinguishable from humans, Vert can treat Bouquet like her real younger sister. Blanc wonders how Vert got from commenting about Noire to talking about little sisters.
In the Caultprim Cathedral, Sister is holding a confessional. Blanc comes and asks the Sister if she can listen to her. Sister says all she can do is listen but if that is enough, she will listen for as long as Blanc needs. Blanc accepts her offer and admits that her boob size with this avatar is bigger than her own. She intended for it to be much bigger but Neptune and Vert would have a field day teasing her. She only made it a little bigger so it should be fine.
Sister asks if she feels guilty. Blanc admits that she does feel uncomfortable. She would not be if her breasts were bigger. She has tried so many different things, asked for all sorts of help but her chest won't even grow 1 millimeter. Blanc starts to get frustrated. The Sister says it is okay as most people don't care about that. Blanc admits that she is the few that does care. This means everything to her and she loses her temper.
Later, Blanc, Neptune and Vert log in to find Noire indulging in her cosplaying hobby. Neptune and Vert begin to tease Noire as she tries to explains that she is doing 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.
In Wishuel, Neptune asks Vert for help on her Paladin build. Vert suggests that Neptune experiment to find the optimal build herself. Neptune gets frustrated in response but 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.
When the party first arrives in Tetyu Temple without getting all the Sacred Treasures. Blanc wants to leave and find the rest of 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. Bouquet explains 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 offers the Amethyst Glass. Blanc notices that the atmosphere has gotten more reverential. Rom notes that it feels like they are in the Cathedral. 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. Bouquet reminds them that this altar is connected to the Divine Realm. The 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.
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.
Blanc arrives to see Noire recruiting her sisters for hunting. She offers her services as a healer. Noire accepts her offer. Blanc wonders why Uni is not coming along. Noire explains that she is planning to shop with Nepgear after work today. She is getting ready right to go out. Ram wants to go with them. She hears that they are going to a "junk shop". Ram thinks it sounds fun. Noire tells her she is getting the wrong idea of what a "junk shop" is. Ram whines and really wants to go.
Blanc returns to the topic and wonders if the four of them make a good party for hunting. Noire notes that they have 2 vanguards, one character that can use both magical and physical attacks and a support character. Their party is great. Blanc suggests she picks an easy dungeon for the sake of her sisters nonetheless. Rom and Ram are eager to try a hard dungeon. Noire decides to go to a hard dungeon. Blanc worries about this but resolves to focus herself all in support.
In the dungeon, Rom and Ram rush forward using all their skills. Blanc tells them not to push so hard or else she can't heal them. Noire tells the twins she will distract the monsters and asks them to pull back for healing. Ram tells Blanc not to worry as she is currently fine and continues to push forward. Blanc gets angry as the twins are only fine because she is healing them. Rom notices that they are surrounded by monsters and begins to panic.
Blanc also notices more monsters closing on them. Their formation is disrupted and Blanc has run out of SP trying to heal the twins. Blanc snaps and urges the party to move forward cutting down all monsters. They can dodge on their own or chug healing items. Noire wonders why everyone is on the front lines. The party manages to win against the monsters.
Blanc breathes a sigh of relief. Rom notes that it is hard to fight and use healing items at the same times and cries. Ram wants to head back. They are done with the monsters and they ran out of healing items. Blanc admits that this was a total defeat. Noire gets angry as their party balance was for nothing.
In Wishuel, Vert announces that she will take a break soon. She wants 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. Blanc likes to drink tea while readying 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.
When Blanc has snacks, she prefers plain tea to be her drink. There are so many simple teas to choose from, which can make all of this quite complex. 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 appreciate 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 also enjoys novels and light novels. She occasionally gets into disputes over one's tastes in anime and manga. Noire thinks Vert's case of disputes are in that... thing. Vert admits she holds disputes over pairing and wonders if there is anything wrong with that. Blanc notes that one enjoy books, games and tea but the direction of one's preference differs by the person.
Later, 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.
In a quiet day at Wishuel, only Blanc and Vert has logged in. Blanc notices this and comments that this is a rare situation. Vert thinks she should try out that one thing since not many are around today. Vert tells Blanc she wants to practice the controls a little. She asks Blanc to input some commands, she will send to a separate window. Blanc finds this odd but agrees to. Vert carries Blanc bridal style in the game. Blanc is confused. Vert snickers and enjoys carrying Blanc bridal style, she would never have the opportunity to do this in real life.
Blanc protests and wants to know how to get down. Neptune logs in and notices the couple having fun. She had no idea this was possible in the game. Ram is in awe that Blanc is carried by Vert. Rom's eyes sparkle as comments on Blanc being a princess. Ram thinks Blanc is a princess while Vert is the prince. 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.
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 and Blanc realizes Noire's name, Nowāru. 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.
In Wishuel, Rom is excited to notice someone in the distance holding an instrument. Ram asks if she will play something. She wants to hear. Blanc recognizes her as a minstrel. She explains that it is an occupation where one travels the world, go to events and putting their experiences into songs for people. Vert explains that they can listen to their favorite BGM as many times as they like.
Later, Blanc receives a message from Neptune, Vert and Noire. She notes that she keeps getting chain mails and hopes that Rom and Ram are not receiving this. She reads "When you receive this message, read the next sentence from right to left you may have good luck." Blanc understands this as reading the next sentence backwards. The next sentence reads "lastations technology is the best in the world". Blanc gets mad at this. Normally she would ignore silly messages like this but she takes this as a challenge. She will rewrite this and send this back to everyone.
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 them 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.
In the guild, Uni asks Blanc to go hunting with her and Nepgear. They wanted to gather some materials. Blanc wonders if they are sure they want her instead of a more-offensive oriented character. Nepgear thinks gathering materials will test their endurance and it would be reassuring to have Blanc for that purpose. Nepgear would appreciate it if Blanc came along. Blanc agrees to come but she notes that with their skill set, they are more of the rear guard. That being said, the vanguard cannot exist without the rear guard. Uni finds that statement really cool.
In Logi Mountain, Nepgear uses scorching hellfire. Uni uses elemental shot. Blanc finds it nice that three ranged classes can take out the enemy before it reaches them. Uni is glad that they came here with three players instead of just 2. It would have been much tougher otherwise. With all the healing, Nepgear actually finds this easy. Nepgear guesses Vert was right when she said "If the healer sleeps, everyone dies". She wasn't kidding. Support is amazing. Blanc explains that she was referring to the story of an MMO Junkie that made news before. It is not a good example for normal players. That being said, MMO is team-based at the core. If one person and their skills log out, the party is in trouble. With that sense of duty, one cannot log out.
Uni is scared and wonders if guild healers are ever allowed to log out. Nepgear is sure they work on shifts but she will definitely have to ask Vert about this. Blanc recommends that they don't dig too much on this topic and heals them. She asks if they to keep going. Uni feels good to go still. Nepgear is glad to be able to gather so many materials in one trip. Blanc finds it good to feel needed. She tells them to feel free to ask her if they ever need support. The three of them are able to gather Old Bones, Great Wing and Beast Whiskers.
In Alph Plains, Ram tries out her new skill Ominaeshi. Blanc thinks that is a good skill. Rom praises her sister for being cool. She also learned the same skill as well. Ram is glad that they are the same. Rom is glad but asks what does Ominaeshi mean? Ram is not sure and asks Blanc. Blanc tells them it is the name of one of the seven flowers of autumn. Ram thinks it is pretty to be named after a flower. Rom wonders if the seven flowers are the same as the ones they eat in rice porridge. Blanc tells her those are the seven flowers of spring.
Blanc is surprised Rom remembers that. One is not supposed to eat the autumn flowers but enjoy the sight of it. There is another origin to ominaeshi where it comes from another meaning: "to overwhelm even a beautiful woman". Much like the Yamato Nadeshiko, it's a flower that exudes a feel of humble elegance. As Goddesses, they should strive to be like the flower. While Blanc was explaining all that, Rom and Ram are using Ominaeshi. Blanc gets angry and tells them to pay attention when other people are talking.
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.
Later, in Wishuel, Vert reminisce about the dawn of online gaming. Blanc finds the dawn of online gaming nostalgic. It was a very new feeling back then to know behind every character was another person. Noire remembers that she was afraid to talk to other people. It feels very different to know that another person was on the other end. 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 innocence 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.
In Wishuel, Neptune remarks that the NPC in the city really react to a lot of different words. She decides to ask them what is the best cellphone. An amicable woman responds that Neptune has to be kidding. Noire doubts the NPC would respond to anything that would break game immersion. But to answer Neptune's question, Lastation latest model of cellphone is the best and she won't hear any objections. Vert cbjects to Noire and tries to promote Leanbox's cellphone.
Blanc thinks any cellphone is fine with her and she remembers hearing rumors about Leanbox's OS acts like a yandere. Vert tells here that is not true and a rumor spread by a baseless negative smear campaign. She tells them not to be deceived by such outlandish info. Neptune thinks all this is so interesting so she wants to ask the NPCs more things. She wants them to sing, read a haiku and if they changed their voice recently. The NPC does not respond.
Vert tells Neptune to give her a moment as she must be more direct to draw out the best response. Vert tells the amicable woman that she loves her. The amicable woman is shocked by what Vert says and tells her she must say this to all the other girls. Neptune is glad to see a response. Blanc remarks that the question was already predicted. Noire points out that there are definitely players who become infatuated with the characters, especially with Vert and Bouquet.
In Fancy Shop, Peashy greets Blanc and Bert. Blanc greets Peashy and tells her that Rom and Ram really like the badge she sold them. Vert happily greets Peashy and tells her that it is a wonderful day today. It is made all the better now that Peashy has called her. Bert is such a curiously tender name. Vert has always been addressed as "Lady" but "Bert" is a rather exquisite treat. Vert asks Peashy to call her "Older Sister Bert".
Blanc thinks Vert is getting a little carried away. She then notices that Peashy's merchandise changes quite a bit every time they come in. Peashy explains that a lot of people do come and buy stuff after all. Vert adds that Peashy's shop operates on a bartering system. The constant change in inventory means her shop is receiving lots of business. That should be expected as there is such an adorable shop keeper. Vert is sure people just come by to see her and Vert gasps. Blanc asks Vert what is wrong.
Vert remembers that it is quite a social issue to see a lot of adults seeking friendships with children. It happens in every country. Even if Plutia looks after Peashy, she falls asleep too often. Vert wants to extend her protection to Peashy in order to keep her from degenerates. Blanc warns Vert not to take it too far unless she wants to be seen as a degenerate and reported.
Peashy wonders what a de...generate is and asks Vert if she is one. Vert stammers as she tries to deny this. She laments the fact that she has to be accused by just speaking to Peashy. The world is too harsh. Blanc notes she needs to be careful as she doesn't want any worthless adults to get close to her sisters.
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.
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.
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. Rom shivers at the thought of a ghost. Ram is nervous as well but she tries to assure her sister that ghosts aren't scary at all. She will take care of them. 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. Uni wonders if this is some sort of event. 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. CPU explains their findings to the gentleman and he is satisfied. He thanks CPU for investigating this for him and gives them the Eyes of Nagia. He hopes they will meet again someday.
CPU returns to the altar at Tetyu Temple and the guardian warns them again. Noire wonders if it is just her but the tone of his voice is a lot harsher. Blanc believes it is because they ignored his warnings. 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. Blanc tells her sisters to wait. Ram tells the Goddesses she will offer this eggplant. Rom puts it on the altar with a schwing. Neptune yells in vain to stop the two. A rumble is felt followed by a bright light stunning CPU. Blanc wonders what just happened. Vert is infatuated by how mischievous and cute the twins were just now. Neptune tells Vert this is not the time for her infatuation.
Neptune alerts the party to some strange noise. Ram thinks this is weird. Perhaps, they should have cooked the eggplant first. Nepgear does admit that even if the Goddesses liked eggplants, it would be tough to eat without cooking. Nepgear then quickly remembers that the twins are on the altar and asks them to come back quickly. Rom tells her sister that something is approaching and she begins panic.
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.
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. 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.
Uzume Tennouboshi 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. 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. Blanc tells Uzume they will be rooting for her.
Uzume suddenly feels a strong tug on her line. She blames her big mouth for this. This is clearly the Guardian of the River. Uzume drags in her line to reveal the Guardian of the River. The Guardian of the River screams. 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. Vert thinks it is not elegant to use in this situation so she will try to finish this with style. 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.
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. Rom sees that the words are hard to read. Maybe they are words they haven't learned yet. Ram asks Blanc what it says. Blanc takes a look and notices that she has never seen those characters before. She tells the twins she doesn't know what it says. Vert thinks there might be a hint in the city. They should return and look for it. 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.
Near a pond, in Wishuel, Blanc remembers according to Rom and Ram, that for a short time after they their frog in, their wish for it to talk and become friends became true. Blanc thought it might be a lake in some other dungeon but it really was this specific pond. The spirit of the pond is just an existence in the game. Even if the rumors are true, there's no way one's wish would granted in this game world. But it's possible... Blanc cannot overlook the possibility that some power can transcend dimensions!
Blanc looks around to confirm that no one is watching. Blanc gets into the pond. She waits and concludes that her clothes got wet and that's it. Blanc decides to head back. In actuality, Blanc's measurements increased ever so slightly but as soon as she left the pond, it returned to normal!
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. Blanc adds that this place is not a place for beginners so she hopes there are rare items here. Vert agrees and would be glad if there is anything good. However, the enemies are indeed tough. Noire thinks they should not exert themselves too much. They have beaten Cheetah so they will be fine.
At the end of the dungeon, 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 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. 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. Blanc tells Rom and Ram that they can think of this as an extracurricular lesson. The fish aren't swimming in the sea as fillets. Ram complains that there are too many people and she cannot see. Rom thinks they can see if they jump so she bounces. CPU was able to acquire Raw Monster Fluid, Cursed Fang and Slimy Scale.
CPU takes on a difficult quest in Unreal World. Once entering the dungeon, 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 continues to worry when seeing the boss but CPU defeats the boss and Neptune acts as if she never feared the boss to begin with.
Blanc, at first may seem like a healer, but after getting Re-raid, Blanc can transition to a reasonably effective close-range character. Blanc's basic attack is stepping forward and attacking with a magical blast. Blanc has high INT and SP, low STR, HP and DEF but her stats are well rounded to an extent.
Blanc has 4 party healing skills, 3 of which are for healing HP, one for status, basic and intermediate level spells and 2 party buffs to buff attacks and defenses separately. Ultimately, Blanc can be described as a jack of all trades except for her healer role. She can able to do everything but not well. Vert can buff better, Nepgear has much better spells and Blanc is completely outclassed in melee, but she will never find herself unable to do anything to her enemies and allies.