There's a Nep for That (or: WillyFourEyes plays Hyperdimension Neptunia)
Chapter 12: Overlord's Right Hand
Ruler of a Snowy Forest
The team gets a bounty request from Lowee's Central Basilicom. The party heads to a forest where a nasty Troll has taken residence. Financier, representing the Basilicom, doesn't recognize Neptune in her Purple Heart form, so Compa has to try to explain that it's actually her.
They follow the troll's trail to an enclosed part of the snow forest. The area is surprisingly free of Cliones, but has plenty of materials for mixing medicines. The Troll is easily defeated, and leaves behind a body piece for the Martial CPU.
- Enemies: Zephyranthes, Rock Worm, Ice Fenrir
- Treasure: Boss' Wood Sword, Reflex x3, Reflex x20 (hidden), Reflex x6, Detoxin x4
As soon as their mission is completed, White Heart transforms and attacks, demanding a rematch. Neptune transforms as well, in order to meet her CPU rival on equal terms. White Heart appears to get the upper hand at first, but Neptune breaks out an EX-Skill - a flashy sword combo which she dubs the "Neptune Break", that shreds White's health down to almost nothing. Sore after getting defeated yet again, she escapes.
A townsperson submits a new bounty request. This time, the target is a Gold Dragon holed up in a tower. Before they go out to do so, team Neptune sees another sidequest on the board waiting to be fulfilled:
Way of Faith
Client: Passionate White Heart Follower
Lady White Heart is so cute... I wanna show how much I care about her by getting rid of the monsters around here. Could someone defeat a Baby Shadow for me? Thanks!
Recommended Level: 15
The girls head back to the tunnel near the Basilicom for the quest. In an early room in the cave, IF discovers the Leg Parts needed to complete Neptune's Frost set. Other than that, there isn't much in the way of treasure to be found, save a Stuffed Snake near the Baby Shadow's lair. The Dragon, still in its infancy, isn't able to dish out much damage
- Enemies: Rock Worm, Berserker Bunny, Minotaur, Viper
- Treasures: Frost (L) (hidden), Stuffed Snake
The Tower of Monsters
With that done, they go off to the Bruagga Tower to seek out the Gold Dragon. When they reach the inner sanctum, they discover a heretic, scared out of his mind at the presence of the girls, thinking they're msesengers of the Overlord sent to destroy the world. When he tries to run away, he drops a disc, which Neptune steps on and breaks to spite him. The broken disc releases a Light Dragon, which hardly looks like the Gold Dragon they were contracted to fight. The Dragon is very durable
, and is capable of using an attack that lowers its victim's attack strength (but this "Low Tension" ailment has its upside - it takes fewer AP to use skills). Compa uses this to her advantage to help take the dragon down before it can do any more damage. For their efforts, they receive the Overlord's Right Arm.
- Enemies: Revenant, Bean Nighe. Hraesvelgr, Sea Bat
- Treasures: Reflex x5, Gelatin x2, Reflex x15 (hidden)
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