Noire and Blanc logs in to 4 Goddesses Online to find Neptune. Noire notices that Neptune is early and she did not think that Neptune would be the first one logged in. Blanc notes that no one is ever late for a new game. Neptune praises Blanc's priest outfit. Noire wonders what Neptune thinks about her outfit. Neptune notices that Noire is a Black Knight, a rival to her paladin class. She teases Noire for going for the rival theme. Noire tells her that is not the case but she will never lose to Neptune in games.
Vert then logs in 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. After she is done, Noire asks Neptune who she is talking to and gets annoyed as she heard Neptune mention something about being lonely. Blanc is annoyed with her description while Vert is excited with her description. Neptune gets worried and tells the girls that this was their imagination. Noire does not buy it. Neptune quickly shifts the party's focus to the tutorial and runs off. Noire chases her.
Vert takes the time to appreciate the fact that while they normally compete they can work together in this game. Vert tells them the party shares a common destiny and no one should go off and solo.
Noire thinks Vert would be the first one to go solo. Blanc and Neptune agrees. 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 thinks playing casually is good for once and respects Vert for her decision. Vert thanks Noire and thinks they should now all enjoy themselves. This episode of 4 Goddesses Online takes place in a different world.
At the event tutorial 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 and tells her to stop as she is giving the poor girl a nosebleed.
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 explains that the features of this game is an advanced communication AI that can learn. Neptune summarizes her understanding of this as the ability to converse with NPCs in real time and finds that cool. Noire notes that this is Planeptune's tech and asks Neptune why she isn't aware of that.
Neptune was unaware of that but since Planeptune's technology is number one, it really is not surprising. Noire claims that Planeptune is only ahead in that field, Lastation has beat everywhere else. Blanc defends Lowee. Vert reminds the girls that the real world is irrelevant.
Bouquet has a nosebleed. She has never experienced the "bouncy bouncy" and notes that they cannot be taken lightly. Neptune wonders if Bouquet is okay and scolds Vert for her earlier actions. Vert whines and defends her actions. Noire calms Vert down and urges everyone to listen to Bouquet's story.
Bouquet explains that long ago the 4 Goddesses descended from the Divine Realm to an empty world. Purple Heart, the Goddess of Fate, Black Heart, the Goddess of Prosperity, White Heart, the Goddess of Order, and Green Heart, the Goddess of Fertility created Alsgard, home to the World Tree Leanverde aka Tree of Life. That tree is the source of all magic in this world and created all life. 1000 years ago, the Goddesses sealed up the Demon King Jester, who tried to take Leanverde's magic. However, that took a toll of them and Leanverde's restorative magic could not restore the Goddesses. The Goddesses left Sacred Treasures which housed their remaining power and retreated to the Divine Realm to heal.
Before the Goddesses left, they told Bouquet's great great great grandmother, the Royal Geist at the time that "When the world is in danger once again those carrying our blessings shall appear. Grant them the sacred treasures, and call to us. Keep guard of the treasures until that comes". The adventurers before Bouquet are the "Chosen Ones". She requests they gather the Sacred Treasures at Tetyu Temple to revive the 4 Goddesses.
Noire finds it exciting that they can go through a classic fairytale adventure. Now that they know the final boss, Blanc wants to know what they have to do first. Bouquet tells them to head to Wishuel, a city just pass this forest, an adventurer's hub. Afterwards, they should head to Cautlprim Cathedral where the 4 Goddesses are worshiped. Bouquet wishes them all good luck. The forest is to test and train all potential "Chosen Ones". She tells them to learn at their own pace to navigate Alsgard and says her goodbyes.
Vert stops Bouquet to ask her if they will meet again. Bouquet explains that her mission is to guide adventurers who can be the "Chosen Ones". If they are the "Chosen Ones", they will meet again in the Cathedral.
Vert is happy to hear that and hopes to deepen their friendship. Bouquet tells Vert to go easy on her. Noire apologizes on behalf of Vert and tells her not to worry about Vert.
In the forest, Neptune finds the monsters and wants to show off her stuff. Noire warns Neptune not to waste all her energy. If she does, they won't help her. Neptune says Noire can say that but Noire will never keep up with her. That fires up Noire's competitive spirit and she tells Neptune that she will never outgame her in a million years.
Closer, to the end of the forest, Neptune notes that she is getting the hang of the controls. She wonders if everyone is the same but hears a noise. Neptune wonders what it is. Vert thinks it is the tutorial boss. Neptune thinks there is nothing to fear. Vert assures them that even if they used their bare hands, the boss would fall to them. Noire thinks that is great and all but tells them to use their weapons regardless.
The party easily defeats the boss. In Wishuel, Noire notices all the facilities it has and agrees that it is an adventurer's hub. Blanc wants to take a look at the shops and Vert wants to see Bouquet in Cautlprim Cathedral. Neptune wants them to let her pick what to do.
Vert and Neptune enjoy the atmosphere of Wishuel. Vert is glad Neptune likes it and notes that one must be immersed in the environment to spend many hours in the game. Blanc finally understands how addictions occur. Noire thinks Neptune is addicted to 4 Goddesses Online. She tells her the first step to recovery is admitting the problem. Neptune denies her addiction. Blanc thinks it may be too late for Neptune.
Neptune starts to worry that she will end up like Vert. Vert is hurt by the fact everyone thinks it is so bad to be like her. Noire tells Vert to stop with the fake tears. Blanc stops joking around and admits that Wishuel is beautiful and understands how one can pass the time in this game.
Later, Noire wonders what online games everyone has 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, which is well liked by kids because it is easy as well as 4 Goddesses Online.
Noire is happy that the two play a decent amount. She herself 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 World Break Online, the story of how it all came crashing down. 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. Getting experience is in gaming is important. Eventually the should naturally acquire the ability to play for 96 hours straight. Noire reminds Vert that is 4 days and asks how does one "naturally acquire" the ability to do that.
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.
Later, Noire runs into a mysterious person. The person tries to sell Noire something. Noire asks the person what is on sale. The person offers Noire something anyone would want. Noire begins thinking about what this could mean. The person believes Noire is thinking of the same thing they are thinking of. Noire thinks the person is trying to sell her friends. This confuses the person. Noire thanks the person for their offer but she can never buy friends with money and leaves.
The party heads into the Cathedral. Vert is awe, Noire notices the solemn atmosphere and Blanc feels at home. Neptune points out the statue of the 4 Goddesses. Noire thinks Black Heart has the best balance of charm and elegance. The other Goddesses prefer the Goddess that was based on them.
Noire remarks that the people here definitely worship the Goddesses. Bouquet appears and welcomes the Chosen Ones to Cautlprim Cathedral. Vert is overjoyed to see Bouquet and embraces her.
Noire pulls Vert away from Bouquet and asks her to get the event started while Blanc heals Bouquet's nosebleed. Bouquet apologizes. Noire tells her there is no need and asks if they are the Chosen Ones as they have cleared the trial.
Bouquet confirms that they are 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. Noire wants to go to any one of the two as they are certain to get a Sacred Treasure. Vert chooses Logi Mountain. Blanc asks Vert for her reasons. When Vert hears a mountain, she must climb it. That is what her heart says as well as that is the recommended level progression. Neptune wonders if Vert just has a feeling that there are rare items there. Vert tries to deny that and they should focus on saving Bouquet and this world. Once they get the Sacred Treasures Vert can have her union with Bouquet and all the Goddesses.
Bouquet anxiously wonders what sort of bouncy fate awaits her. Blanc finds all of this ridiculous and hopes Vert is not a bad influence on the AI. Noire promises to control Vert so Bouquet does not have to worry and would appreciate her advice along their adventure. Bouquet accepts Noire's offer and looks forward to their next meeting.
The party heads over to Logi Mountain. Noire wonders what monsters live here and hope they aren't too strong. Neptune is sure there are no strong monsters. Noire wonders how Neptune is so sure. Neptune reminds her that this is the early game.
Near the end of the dungeon, Neptune wonders if this is the place Bouquet mentioned. Bouquet appears and is glad they made it all the way safely. 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. Noire notes that Bouquet seems to be warming up to Vert and asks if she is okay. 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". Noire tells the two to stop. She knows this goes against their characters but they should take this seriously for once-. Neptune and Vert get the Amethyst Glass.
Bouquet congratulates them and now the two of them have the power of the Awakening. Blanc cannot believe that is the password. Bouquet explains the game is still in beta therefore the password for the monument is not implemented and any password works. Noire can't believe those any of those passwords would ever work in any circumstances but that explains it.
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. Noire remembers that Vert was very happy to log in but she cannot see Vert logging out anytime soon.
The party returns to Wishuel. Noire receives a message. Neptune wonders who it's from. Noire says it's Uni and she is playing the 4 Goddesses Online Beta as well. Vert notes that only high ranking players from 4 Goddesses Online can get keys. If she is high ranking, Vert would like to invite Uni to her guild. Noire is not fond of the idea of Vert dragging her sister into the swamp that is MMO and tells her that Uni is not interested in these types of games. She likes FPS games which means she got her key from... Neptune says it was Nepgear, her little sister that won the keys from a prize. She gave Uni, Rom and Ram and they are all playing together.
Later, Noire receives Uni's message that they are returning from Logi Mountain and alerts the Goddesses. Blanc suggests that they should wait in the plaza for the candidates.
The candidates join up with the Goddesses. Noire notices that Uni has chosen the Thief class, which gives her a different look and compliments Uni as it suits her. Uni thanks Noire and explains that this is different from her gunner class but she can't just give up using guns in games. Uni tried to shake things up by dual wielding pistols. It has shorter range than her assault rifles so she needs to learn how to use her Thief's agility. At least she doesn't have to worry about her KDR, or gun recoil in this game but she does not want those skills to get rusty. After all FPS is not just a game but a lifestyle.
Nepgear reminds Uni that no one is keeping up with her with the exception of Vert and herself. Uni apologizes to Noire. 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. Noire focuses the party's attention on a name. Nepgear wonders what it should be and suggests everyone spout whatever comes to mind.
Neptune wants "Goddess Communications". Noire does not hate it but fears it is too long. She suggests "Goddess Talk". Neptune tells Noire if she is going to change it that little, they may as well keep her suggestion. Vert remembers that in Gamindustri, they are called Console Patron Unit, so suggests "CPU". Noire is happy as they are Goddesses so this suits them. The others also have no problems with the name. Neptune declares that their party will now be known as "CPU". Vert thought they would argue more about this but is glad they settled it.
CPU 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. Noire notes that this is pointless. Neptune tells them not to worry as she is confident in her platforming skills and promptly proceeds to fall off. Noire told Neptune this is what would happen.
CPU finishes the Certification quest and returns to Wishuel. Now that their strength has gone up Vert advises them to think about party reorganization before searching for other Sacred Treasures. Nepgear notices that Vert has been rather enthusiastic about completing this game. Neptune explains that she has been targeting Bouquet, a cute little girl as her sister.
All that aside, Nepgear is glad to have Vert in CPU. Vert is happy to help and tells Nepgear to not be afraid to ask for help in this game. Nepgear accepts her offer as she has never tried a Mage class and she will take any advice on using it. Vert knows Bouquet is lovely but Nepgear is just too adorable.
Uni notes that Vert has been clingy with Nepgear ever since they got here. Rom and Ram wonder if Uni is jealous. Uni blushes and denies that. Neptune believes a love triangle has formed with Vert and Uni pursuing Nepgear. She then realizes that she is also pursuing Nepgear so that would make it a love rhombus. Uni tells them all it is not like that. Noire tells them not to forget about her as she won't let Uni be taken away by Vert. Uni cannot believe her sister is getting involved. Neptune notes they have a love pentagon and it may become an octagon but even she would stop there.
Vert believes the party should balanced according to the skills and expertise of each player. Noire is upset Vert would shift the topic away the moment she starts contributing. After the party reorganization, Neptune thinks they should look for the next Sacred Treasure.
Phiaros runs into CPU. He is happy to see them. Neptune wonders if they met this NPC before. He explains that he guards the holy Yiear Forest. He needs to request something of them, the Sacred Treasure, Black Diamond Sword has been taken by the forces of the Demon King. Noire notes that the Demon King now has 3 out 4 Sacred Treasures. 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. Noire has no need for Blanc's dinky healing. The remaining Goddesses also squabble at their usefulness in this quest.
In Yiear Forest, Uni stops and alerts her sister to something. Noire wonders what is up. 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 thought they were making the most progress in this game. Noire thought so too but it seems like there are even gamers that are better than Vert. The twins and Neptune decide to run after the couple to beat them. Uni tells the twins to stop but is shocked that Neptune would run off as well. Noire remarks that they are so carefree. She warns them not to stray far off the party.
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. Neptune and Vert are shocked. The princess thanks Kiria for her hard work and making her happy. She wants to reward her for her faithful service and asks what she wants.
As her faithful servant, Kiria says her words eternally reward her soul. The princess just loves how Kiria is. Kiria promises to be with the princess forever. 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.
CPU enters the end of the dungeon. Noire thinks the boss seems tough. However, the party is eager to defeat the boss and they do. CPU gets the Sacred Treasure, Black Diamond Sword. 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... Bouquet apologizes as even if this is a holy forest, the monsters' impurities are affecting her. Vert notices that Bouquet's face is flushed and she seems to be in pain as well. She as the older sister wants to nurse Bouquet as nursing scenes are essential to any game. Noire tells her that those scenes are only essential in dating sims.
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. CPU returns to Wishuel.
In Wishuel, CPU decides to head for the Cathedral. Neptune says that she has an errand and tells them to go on without her. Noire reminds Neptune that Bouquet had something important to say so she should remember to meet up with them. Neptune knows and tells her not to worry.
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.
To Vert, seeing Bouquet regain her strength is enough to calm the storm in her heart. She is grateful that Bouquet is feeling better. Uni is amazed that Vert can actually care for someone else. She thought Vert would just do that thing she always does when she finds someone she likes. Vert smirks and wonders what thing is Uni is talking about before hugging her and smothering her with her chest. Uni is shocked. Noire tells Vert not to take advantage of strange moments like these and to unhand her sister.
Bouquet 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. Uni is not worried because even if the Demon King revives, they will defeat him. Noire agrees with Uni.
Bouquet warns that if the Demon King is revived with his full power, defeating him will be difficult. She urges them to gather the Sacred Treasure before all that can happen. Vert tells Bouquet not to worry, with her 5 younger sisters and 3 pleasant companions, they will save this world. Neptune has a few things to say about Vert's sentence but first she wants Vert to not include Nepgear as her younger sister. Noire notes that Nepgear is not the only younger sister Vert shouldn't be claiming.
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.
In Wishuel, †Black Cat Princess† approaches Noire and asks for a moment of her time. Noire remembers her from the dungeon earlier. †Black Cat Princess† is happy that Noire remembers. She knows this is sudden but she has a request. Noire wonders what it is. †Black Cat Princess† tells her it really doesn't matter and is super trivial but she asks that Noire stop wearing twin pigtails. Noire is flabbergasted. †Black Cat Princess† thinks Noire did not hear that so she repeats herself slowly so Noire clarifies that she heard her the first time and does not understand why she would ask that.
†Black Cat Princess† admits she got ahead of herself. She explains that twin pigtails are reserved for heroines or princesses. †Black Cat Princess† herself already has twin pigtails and they really only need one person on this server with twin pigtails. She asks Noire to remove her hairstyle and bows. Noire is not going for that look. Besides everyone is free to design their character as they please. There is no rule. †Black Cat Princess† understands this as Noire won't do what she wants. She complains that they already have similar color schemes in their outfits and begins to cry. Noire notices that this girl is crazy so the right thing to do is run. Noire tells her she has somewhere important to be and takes off.
CPU visits the guild. Luke, the person who runs the guild praises CPU for their timing as the important quest to find another Sacred Treasure is posted. Luke explains the quest came from a report from an archeological team when they returned from the ruins. Blanc thinks this is strange as it was supposed to be the Knights investigating the Sacred Treasures.
Luke explains that while they were excavating in Oneiro Corridor, they stumbled into the boss monster who took the Sacred Treasure. The monsters nearby are also obstructing the excavation so they thought of asking adventurers to defeat the monsters and boss in one go. The researchers promise to not claim the Sacred Treasure. Their desire is for the Chosen Ones to wield it. Noire understands but she laments that the Black Knights never get their chance to shine.
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. Noire wonders what kind of person would put princess in their name as that is embarrassing.
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. Noire adds that using symbols at that time was unable, everyone used them. At least that is what Noire has heard and then Noire tells them to ignore her.
†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. Kiria thinks the real Lady Noire would have more aura and the one in front of her is just a cheap cosplay. Noire is shocked that she would mention cosplay but asks the couple ever saw any of the real Goddesses in person or are they just big talk. Kiria admits that she saw her in a national event in the distance only.
Kiria apologizes but asks CPU to let the two of them to go. They are a bit busy. Vert stops them and suggests that they work together to complete the game. Noire agrees that a stronger team is better for battles and thinks this is a good idea.
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. 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. Noire likes plays and operas but she can't get into this. Kiria was able to convince †Black Cat Princess†. †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 asap. †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. Kiria does not want them to steal their kill as they already weakened it significantly. †Black Cat Princess† agrees even if its them, she cannot allow them to take this from them. Vert assures them that they would never steal a kill. At this rate, the two of them would pass out. Wouldn't it be advantageous for them to work together.
†Black Cat Princess† still can't accept this. The larger the group, the less experience there is to go around. Noire understands and CPU will sit out. She asks them to hurry and do something about the boss before it knocks them out. With that threat, the two accept CPU's help.
CPU defeats the boss and everyone acquires the Moonstone Hairpin. Rom reads that the Sacred Treasure is called the Moonstone... but she is too tired to read. Neptune happily announces that she did not log in here to read because she can't right now and lets Noire take that role. Noire wants to know what Neptune means when she can't read right now but knows that she should expect this from Neptune anyways. †Black Cat Princess† angrily leaves and Kiria follows.
Bouquet appears and praises everyone for the work. There is only one Sacred Treasure left. Noire is happy that it is finally time and remembers the last Sacred Treasure as the Emerald Mirror. Bouquet reports that it is in the oldest and most sacred place in the world, 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.
As a fan of the occult, Neptune is interested in this Grim Reaper. Vert is eager to try her skills against a boss that kill players instantly. 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. Noire tells them not to worry about it as it is still a rumor at this point. For now, Neptune decides to accept the quest and head out.
In Yiear Sea of Trees, Noire is glad that they are very close to meeting the Goddesses. Deeper in the dungeon, Neptune has found the boss and urges CPU to take down the boss and get the Sacred Treasure. She encourages everyone to Nep'Em up. Noire's spirits are motivated and she will Nowa them all. Neptune is glad Noire is getting into this. She orders everyone in the front to rush the boss. However, their attacks aren't working. Noire is upset that their attacks aren't landing at all.
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. Elmia tells them they can talk after, for now she will use this. The boss backs off. CPU gets away with Elmia.
After getting away, Elmia is glad she made it in time. Ever since the Sacred Treasure was taken, the monsters in the area have become really strong especially that boss holding the Sacred Treasure. If it starts rampaging for real then no one can stop it. However, if they had a high-grade Purification Arrow, they might be able to weaken it. 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. Noire understands where the story is going.
Elmia decides to head to the guild and warns everyone that this place is dangerous and urges everyone to be careful. Shortly after, 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. Since that is the plan, Noire tells everyone to hurry and get out of here.
Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† arrives. Kiria notes that they meet again. †Black Cat Princess† laughs and remarks that they are in a pickle. Vert tells the couple to be careful that the boss does not wipe them out. Kiria laughs and cannot believe that she will be wiped out. †Black Cat Princess† also laughs. Noire gets upset as they are genuinely concerned with their safety. Kiria apologizes for being rude and 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 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. Bouquet analyzes 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.
Near the end of the dungeon, Bouquet reports that while traveling with CPU back to the city, she checked the library with the error but it was too large to load. She wants to report this to the GM so they check this out. She asks if that is okay. Vert is glad that she would as that would be much more reliable than just submitting an error report. Bouquet asks them for to wait a moment and in place of Bouquet, the GM appears.
The 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. Noire says it is okay as they were going to head back to the city anyways to continue the quest to weaken the boss from before.
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. After completing the quest, CPU returns 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.
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.
Noire wonders if everyone is going off of rumors. She asks the newbie player if he has more information. The newbie player does not but he knows it has been appearing. He adds that it would be annoying to get killed in the middle of a quest since one has to restart all over. Noire agrees to be careful and thanks him.
In Fiyar Mines, Noire comments on the Grim Reaper being unsettling. Neptune thought Noire did not believe in occultish things. Noire does not but players seem to be struggling with this. She can't help but feel worried about this. Vert is also worried about the boss, but for now, they have to defeat the target monster and complete the quest.
Deeper in the dungeon, Uni notices the target monster. CPU defeats the target monster and acquires the Shining Dragon Stone.
CPU takes the final quest to get the ingredient to create the Purification Arrow. They are to defeat a target monster in Hestie Crater. They complete the quest with no troubles.
Back in Wishuel, CPU reports their quest acquiring the Branch of Leanverde. Since they have all the ingredients Neptune reports that they only need to get the Purification Arrow. Neptune is worried about the Grim Reaper but for now they should go on with the story first. Noire remarks that what Neptune said was surprisingly appropriate of her. Noire thinks they should create the arrow first and if they are lucky the maintenance period should end. They should talk to Compa about this.
Neptune returns to CPU with the Purification Arrow. 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." CPU decides to visit Bouquet in the Cathedral before going to Yiear Sea of Trees.
In the Cathedral, CPU finds Bouquet. Noire reports the rumors of the Grim Reaper instantly killing players and asks if Bouquet knows about that. Bouquet does and the GM has already received reports on it. Her investigations has not caught up to the Grim Reaper yet and she apologizes for continued inconvenience. On behalf of the administration Bouquet also apologizes.
Neptune tells her not to worry about it. On behalf of CPU, Blanc offers their help if Bouquet were to ever need anything. All Bouquet has to do is let them know. Noire tells her not to hesitate should that arise. 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. Noire asks Bouquet not to make a salad in celebration of the Goddesses' return.
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. Noire notes that Bouquet has talked to them about a lot of things besides the story. She would like to take some time to talk to her at some point too. The other Goddesses want that as well. 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.
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. Noire is glad to have the chance to go all out and exterminate this boss.
CPU defeats the boss and acquires the Emerald Mirror. †Black Cat Princess† already knew they could do it. Kiria has a pained expression. Neptune is happy to see the couple and notes they have not seen each other in a while but she was thinking about them here and there. Last time things got pretty messy with that monster. Neptune asks if they have been doing alright.
†Black Cat Princess† assures Neptune that they are. In fact there isn't a fragment of a possibility of them losing to someone else so her worry is needless. In fact it isn't her damn business. Neptune notices the grim expression and asks †Black Cat Princess† if she is feeling okay. Noire finds it weird that they are wondering around a dungeon they already cleared. 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 to transform and fuse together.
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. Noire thinks that is way too straightforward and thinks Vert is pulling her leg. Vert assures Noire it is that straightforward. It was meant as a joke that uses a cheetah as a motif. It was a play on the word "cheater". Back when admins were working on countermeasures for cheaters, they used Cheetah as a sandbag monster in events. At the end of the festival, the GM would fire the Cheetah and explode it as fireworks. That was their cheat eradication campaign.
Neptune gets worried as from the gist of that, it means the couple are... Vert praises Neptune for being perceptive, she did catch on one word in their conversation she won't let go. Blanc is sure she heard them use the word "tool". She wonders if they have access to a cheat tool. Uni summarizes this as the two are cheaters who have turned into... a cheetah. Are they seriously doing this for the sake of a pun?
Neptune begins to snicker but tries to hold it in. Noire can't contain her laughter as she asks Neptune what is she laughing about as this is hardly the time to... Blanc also can't contain her laughter agrees with Noire and they will make her... Vert can't contain her laughter as she scolds the other Goddesses for being rude. The two of them went through quite the spirited transformation. Neptune deflects this onto Uni as she started it. Uni thinks she should not have said anything. Neptune thinks it was just such an awful joke and she can't take it. She asks if she can just laugh a bit.
†Black Cat Princess† in Cheetah tells them not to laugh as their tool could not change how they look. It is not their fault. †Black Cat Princess† in Cheetah tells them that they should really watch their mouths. The two of them aren't going to be so kind like before. Kiria in Cheetah tries to reason with the princess as she does not think this is a good idea. †Black Cat Princess† in Cheetah tells Kiria to shut up and just control the thing. †Black Cat Princess† in Cheetah declares that they are truly unparalleled in 4 Goddesses Online and releases a burst of electricity.
Rom and Ram tell Cheetah to stay back. Neptune tells them to look alive. They should stop staring and start fighting. Neptune assures that it will work out, asks that it will work out and hopes it will work out. Alright, Neptune leads the charge against Cheetah.
CPU defeats Cheetah and their body begins crumble. Vert thinks it would be good if they can discuss this peacefully.
The Grim Reaper shows up breathing. The Grim Reaper picks up Cheetah and leaves. Uni finds it strange that he just ran off after carrying Cheetah. Noire thinks all of this was surreal. 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. The Paramount Pair have finally awoken and they are working towards the destruction of the world.
Bouquet shows CPU a personal description of them. Bouquet warns that if the Demon King's forces catches wind of the Goddesses' revival, they will surely interfere. Before the enemy organizes themselves, Bouquet asks them to hurry to the Altar of Goddesses in Tetyu Temple. Noire understands and is glad to begin the quest to offer the Sacred Treasures.
Vert tells Bouquet that they have progressed the story safely so far but they encountered a fair amount of errors in their previous quest. Bouquet worries and asks if that means another abnormality has occurred again. Blanc tells her it was not an abnormality but it was illegal behavior carried out by other players. Bouquet can't believe it, the defenses against such an activity should be impenetrable. She wants to know more details. Neptune tells her that players by the name of Kiria and †Black Cat Princess† turned out the be a conniving couple of Cheetah cheaters. Bouquet does not understand what Neptune is trying to say.
Noire admits it is hard to explain but essentially the players used a cheat tool to transform themselves into a Cheetah. Neptune says that was what she was trying to say. They were Cheetah cheaters! After that happened, they attacked CPU. Blanc reports that they fought them off but they were taken away by a monster that looks like the Grim Reaper from the rumors. Could it be that they were working together? Bouquet notes that the administration is investigating the Grim Reaper but... for now she will check everyone's logs. She asks them to wait a moment. Bouquet notices that the data is flowing in a strange direction.
Bouquet's voice turns robotic and she alerts that an unexpected error has occurred. She will terminate NPC control system. The GM appears and apologizes for barging in on them like this. However, an error greater than what the AI's auto repair can handle has occurred. It might take some time to repair so she apologizes for the inconvenience. She has also verified the reports of unauthorized tool usage and thanks them for their cooperation before teleporting away.
Neptune is shocked by how quickly she came and left. She wonders if everything is alright. Noire thinks at the very least that their reports were verified. Blanc thinks they should leave this to the GM. They should keep progressing the story. The next destination is appearing now. 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. 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. Bouquet admits that she does not remember what happened last time. She asks what happened. Noire asks if she really can't remember. 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. Bouquet asks them to forgive her for worrying them. She then 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. Noire asks Uni what is wrong as she is spacing out. Is she nervous? Uni denies this as placing things on altar is a cakewalk. She's fine.
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. Noire knows that this is just an event in the game but it does feel like quite the accomplishment. Vert thinks it is still too early to celebrate, they need to meet the Goddesses. Neptune agrees and everyone goes to the Divine Realm.
In the Divine Realm. 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. Black Heart reports that right now, the evil they sealed is trying to revive again. They cannot stop that on their own and asks the Chosen Ones for their help. Noire agrees to help them. They are even ready to do battle with the Demon King himself. Noire thinks talking to her character that looks like her when transformed is kind of strange. Uni thinks this is really Noire. She wonders why she is crying.
The other in-game Goddesses talk to their Goddesses counterpart and CPU assures the in-game Goddesses that they are ready to fight the Demon King.
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. Vert notes Bouquet will be looking forward to meeting them all. 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. The in-game Goddesses join CPU and return to Wishuel.
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. 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. Noire thinks Green Heart is acting close to the original and seems the group's committee chairwoman.
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 believes 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. Vert understands that they have their personal description but they do not know the skills they use.
Noire assures Vert as that they have fought bosses without knowing too much about their skills. It'll be fine. 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.