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Intro

When I contemplate the brevity of man’s life. I am indifferent to worldly things: how many are the days I spend in thought! - The Manyoshu


Long ago, the world of order was created by God, and His servants, the angels, led it on its proper course.

It was in such a world that countless mortals led happy, fruitful, and prosperous lives by His grace.

However, even God’s world is not eternal.

The pure, unsullied path that God had forged will, as fate dictates, become a muddled, poisonous swamp at the hands of humankind.

Disrupted order begets chaos, and chaos will likewise be consumed by order in turn.

How will these keepers of Knowledge strive and perish during their final, futile hours in this doomed world?

Let us watch them at our leisure until the new ruler is seated upon the throne.

Main Script

Teacher:
All right, listen up.
Everyone should have their own personal tablets now, but it sounds like some of you still need to get them registered.
Those temp accounts are about to expire, so anyone who's been putting it off better get on that.

Teacher:
One other thing... It's been getting pretty dangerous out there. Remember the buddy system. Go back to the dorm in groups.
That's it for homeroom.

Class:
Thank you, sir.

[Students were advised to head home in groups. You should look for a classmate to walk with.]

NPC dialogue

Jouin High School 2F

Female Student A:
Oh, speaking of all this scary stuff, I heard a first-year got attacked near the station. Apparently this shadow came right at her.
Female Student B:
A shadow? What do you mean?
Female Student A:
I mean, that's how she described it. She said all she saw was some kind of black fog.
But when it touched her bag, the material got torn up. Like, literally, cuts started appearing, like from a knife.
Female Student B:
What!? That makes no sense!

[These students are too busy talking. Doesn't seem like you can walk home with them.]



Female Student A:
What do you think that black fog was?
Female Student B:
So it cut right through her bag? That sounds super messed up!

[These students are too busy talking. Doesn't seem like you can walk home with them.]


Male Student A:
Hey, saw you talkin' to that geek from the next class over. Uh, what was his name... Ichiro Dazai?
Male Student B:
Dazai, yeah. I guess he's making videos. Trying to put together this web series. Asked me about that slasher incident at the tunnel.
Male Student A:
Oh, right, that stuff about some “invisible” guy with a knife? Makes you wonder what the real story is there.
Male Student B:
Yeah, seemed like that was Dazai's point. Said he's gonna solve the mystery of the slasher and the tunnel. Really hyping himself up, you know?

[These students are too busy talking. Doesn't seem like you can walk home with them.]



Male Student B:
Heard that dork Dazai's making a video on that tunnel from the rumors.
Male Student A:
I know, right? Only way he's gonna go viral is when they find his body tomorrow morning.

[The students are too busy talking. Doesn’t seem like you can walk home with them.]



Female Student C:
You wanna know who I think the biggest name at this school is? It's gotta be Yuzuru!
Male Student C:
Yuzuru Atsuta, right? The honor student from Class B? I guess he’s the best we’ve got in academics, yeah.
But in terms of girls, it’d be Tao Isonokami, right? She’s smart, a great athlete, nice... She's got it all!
Female Student C:
Hey, I'm smart! I'm athletic! I'm nice!

[These students are too busy talking. Doesn't seem like you can walk home with them.]



Female Student C:
I can tell you're comparing me to Tao, you know. Of course I'm gonna look bad next to our school idol!
Male Student C:
Well then, don't compare me to Yuzuru Atsuta. Not like I'm ever gonna make valedictorian.

[These students are too busy talking. Doesn’t seem like you can walk home with them.]

Main Script

Male Student D:
Huh? You wanna walk home together?
Eh, going home in a group sounds like a right pain in the ass. I'm just gonna go it alone.
If you can't find anyone else, maybe you should do the same, huh?

[The student went home by himself.]

[You decided to go home alone as well...]

{Outside the school building.}

Boy:
Hey, <First Name>. You heading back alone?

Yuzuru Atsuta:
You heard that talk about it being safer to go home in groups, right? You should walk with us.

{Yuzuru motions to two girls standing by the gates.}

Sure.
{The protagonist nods.}
{Yuzuru gives an approving look.}
...I don't want to.
{The protagonist shakes his head no.}
Yuzuru:
Come on. We don't want the girls to walk home alone.


Girl:
Oh—hey, you two! Over here!

Girl with scarf:
Oh, um... hi there.

Tao Isonokami:
I didn’t know you knew <First Name>, Miyazu.

Miyazu Atsuta:
I mean... not really...

Yuzuru:
They've met in passing. I think Miyazu and I ran into him a couple of times.

Miyazu:
Yeah, Tao... Something like that.

Tao:
Aw! You're lucky your big brother looks out for you so much, huh?

Miyazu:
Um, I guess...

Yuzuru:
We're the only family we've got. I don’t think it's that strange to look out for my little sister.

Tao:
Heh... Sure, sure. So how about we all walk home together?

{Overworld}

[<First Name> attends Jouin High School.]
[And not too far from there, he lives at the Jouin High School Dormitory along with the other students.]
[In the commute to and from school, the shortest route is to pass through the connecting passageway at Shinagawa Station.]
[The quickest way back to the dorm will be to head to the Shinagawa Station west exit.]

NPC dialogue

Shinagawa

Jouin Student:
A lot of weird stuff's been going on lately. Suicide rate going up, random assaults across the city happening at the same time...
People online say it's because of "monsters" in the city. As if the whole thing wasn't surreal enough. Blaming it on monsters? I'd laugh about it if I could.

Takanawa

Busy Woman:
Hah... This place has been getting so dangerous.

Man in Suit:
This tunnel makes my skin crawl... And the ceiling's real low, too.

Main Script

{Shinagawa: West}

Miyazu:
Oh, right... Tao? You said you wanted to talk about something?

Tao:
Ah, it's nothing... I've just been having these weird dreams lately.
I keep hearing this distant voice. Like someone far away's calling out to me.
It keeps getting closer and closer. But just when it seems like they've almost found me... I wake up.
And I keep having that dream every night. Kinda getting to me. I wish someone could tell me what it all means.

Yuzuru:
Probably a reflection of something subconscious. Maybe you're just stressed over the future.
It would make sense, since...

{The group sees the tunnel further down blocked by a crowd in front of a large tarp.}

Tao:
...Something going on?

Yuzuru:
Looks like. Here, I'll go check it out.

[It seems like something's happened at the station. You should take a look.]

NPC dialogue

Tao:
...Something going on?

Woman in Suit:
Someone was saying some kind of wild animal escaped from the zoo across from the station, and that's why there's all this mess...
Is that the best they could think of!? That's an aquarium across from the station! Yeah, like this is all thanks to some fish flopping around!?

Female Student:
Oh, you're from Jouin High? Yeah, sounds like they closed the whole area off. I don't think anyone's getting back to the dorms this way.

Male Student:
I thought I was lucky since it wasn’t that crowded... Man, I just can't catch a break.

Man in Suit:
Most people are just focused on all the blood. And the body, or whatever's left of it.
I thought I saw some shadowy figure running away, but I'm not sure. Am I the only one who noticed...?
Oh, but one of those high school boys went running in the same direction. Some kid with glasses...

Distressed Man:
There's blood everywhere past that sheet... It was horrible.

Station Attendant:
I'm sorry, but there’s been an incident inside. You'll have to take an alternate route.

Frightened Man:
Another murder... This one's just as brutal as the others.

Man Wearing Mask:
Ah, come on. Shinagawa's a pain in the ass to get around without the trains...

Main Script

[The entire path is blocked off by a blue sheet… It doesn’t look like you can pass through.]

Man's Voice:
Hey, I heard someone got eaten. Was it some kinda wild animal?

Man's Voice:
I tried to get a look, but it's hard to tell. Blood everywhere, though.

Woman’s Voice:
I gotta record this. This is gonna blow up online!

[It looks like something happened here. The onlookers are talking about it...]

{Returning to Miyazu.}

Miyazu:
...Oh. Hi, <Last Name>.
My brother came back, but... he needed to take a call or something. Walked off somewhere.
Then Tao got a message, too. She went looking for somewhere quiet to try calling back.
......
Uh, <Last Name>... would you mind checking up on my brother?
I know he's always looking after me, but... I get worried about him, too.

Leave it to me.
{No response.}
Fine, I guess.
{No response.}


Miyazu:
Thanks.
I'll just wait here, in case Tao comes back.

NPC dialogue

Miyazu:
I'll just wait here, in case Tao comes back.

Man in Suit:
The high school student with glasses? Yeah, he's long gone. Went out of the station, maybe chasing whatever he saw.

Main Script

{Overworld}

NPC dialogue

Shinagawa

Jouin High School:
[It doesn't seem like Yuzuru ever returned to school...]

Takanawa

Busy Woman:
Hah... This place has been getting so dangerous.
Huh? The station's closed off?

Man in Suit:
Oh, I saw a high school kid with glasses head into that tunnel.
But man, look how creepy it is. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes...

Main Script

{Takanawa Tunnel}

{The protagonist walks towards the tunnel, noticing two Jouin students near the entrance.}

Boy:
All right, so word on the street is a bunch of monsters have been seen hanging around this tunnel!

{Ichiro walks towards the tunnel and bangs his head on the top.}

Ichiro Dazai:
Yow! Sheesh, ceiling's pretty low... Pretty dark in here, too. Looks dangerous.

{Ichiro motions for the student recording to follow and begins to enter the tunnel.}

{The protagonist stares and begins walking after them.}

{Scene shift, the protagonist looks around while walking through the tunnel, noticing Ichiro and his companion further in.}

Ichiro:
All right, enough screwing around! Let's go even deeper, yeah!?
I think we might be on to something big...

{Yuzuru comes running up from deeper in the tunnel, stopping when he notices Ichiro.}

Yuzuru:
Hey! What are you doing here!?

{Ichiro and the protagonist stop and look shortly before the tunnel begins shaking as if in an earthquake, bits of the ceiling and debris crumbling and falling around them. Ichiro stumbles.}

Ichiro:
Aaaaaahhhh!

{The protagonist falls onto his back as a rock falls towards him.}

{Scene shift}

Long, long ago, before these creatures known as "humans" gained Knowledge...

The God of Law seated Himself upon the throne of creation.
He seized all Knowledge from the other gods, rebuking them, so they could never dare to approach the throne...
...reducing them to mere "demons."
The Fruit of Knowledge was secreted away in a paradise of His own creation.
One day, a serpent sought out the mortals, seeking to tempt them into doing his will.
"Eat the Fruit of Knowledge in this paradise and you will become more like God."
The serpent's goal was to revive the war of the myriad gods.
Oblivious to the serpent's machinations, the mortals of each realm ate the fruit...
...one after another, without fail.
The Knowledge they devoured then bound to their souls, birthing "humans" closer to gods.
When the God of Law saw this, He banished all humanity from His paradise in a fit of rage.
Humans... You curious creatures infused with precious Knowledge...

Know that you are observed by countless demons, waiting for their chance to strike.


{The protagonist awakens with a start, looking about the sand-filled tunnel as he gets up.}


Voice:
Aaaaaahhhh!

{The protagonist looks towards the entrance of the tunnel and back at the blocked passage, then moves towards the exit.}

{An Angel magically holds Ichiro over the ground.}

Ichiro:
Ngh... Urgh.

Angel:
How can this be? A human walks amongst us!
This is no place for one such as you. I shall grant you sanctuary.
Fortunate an angel of Bethel found you. Were it an agent of chaos in my stead, you may not be alive.
Remain calm, and keep still. You will be safe momentarily.

{The Angel flies away while carrying Ichiro as the protagonist looks on.}

{The protagonist moves to the wall of the tunnel and slides down it to sit for a moment, then rises again to walk towards the entrance of the tunnel.}

[No matter how many times you look, it's the same seemingly endless sea of sand... It's safe to assume this isn't a dream.]
[...You decide to move onward for now.]

{Interacting with tunnel}
[The tunnel has all but collapsed. It's full of sand...]

{Moving towards the objective marker, a group of Daemons appears before the protagonist, causing him to fall back on his rear. A Daemon laughs as it prepares to attack, but while a ball of blue light appears in the sky above.}

Voice:
Target confirmed.

{The protagonist looks up as the light flashes, a stream of energy hitting the ground and a figure emerging from it.}

Man:
Young man, if you wish to live, take my hand.

Take his hand
{The protagonist raises his hand to accept the man's hand.}
Nod
{The protagonist nods and raises his hand to accept the man's hand.}


{The protagonist grabs his hand and a light flashes, the two merge as light surrounds them, then dissipates to reveal the protagonist in a new form.}

{Two Daemons look over the area, a plume of dust obstructing their view. A surge of blue electricity emerges from the cloud and vaporizes one of the Daemons. The cloud dissipates as the protagonist looks at his right hand.}

Voice:
So the Nahobino make themselves known again. After all this time.
Knowledge and Life had remained separate until now. Perhaps the future is secured.
Light or dark, you may chase whatever you please. I shall await you in the realm beyond the earth and heavens.
Until then, may your newfound power guide your survival!

{The remaining Daemon moves to attack, battle sequence begins.}

Man's Voice:
Young man, can you hear me?
You and I are now one. We have ascended to become a being known as a Nahobino.
Our form is based on my own appearance, but your Knowledge seems to be the basis of our consciousness.
I shall obey your will. Command me in battle, that we may best fight as one.

{Battle ends}

Man's Voice:
All hostile targets eliminated.

What was that just now?
Man's Voice:
That was a horde of demons hunting you for your soul, young man.

Additionally...
This place is what is now called the Netherworld.

Where are we?
Man's Voice:
This place is what is now called the Netherworld.

It seems its demon inhabitants were targeting you.



Demons?
Man's Voice:
Correct. Descendants of the gods of old, known now as demons.

Furthermore...
This is home to the demons... The Netherworld.

Netherworld?
Man's Voice:
The Netherworld, the place the demons call home.

You saw them. They are the descendants of the gods of old, known now as demons. This is their world.



Man's Voice:
But do not worry. I, Proto-fiend Aogami, am here to assist you.

Aogami:
Together, we have become a being known as a Nahobino. This new body should allow us to fend off the demons.
Let us keep this form until we reach a safe location.
I'd like you to go here, as it should help us get a better grasp of this world.

{After running forward.}

Aogami:
You seem worn out from that last battle. Perhaps you should gather some Magatsuhi.
This world is filled with Magatsuhi. Brimming with spiritual power, it is the source of a demon’s strength.
The lights you see around us are the crystalized forms of Magatsuhi.
...What? Young man, can you not see them?
Perhaps you aren't accustomed to your new body just yet. Focus and try looking again.

{The protagonist closes his eyes and opens them, focusing on shining lights just above the ground.}

Aogami:
Were you able to see them? Yes, those are Magatsuhi crystals.
Magatsuhi can give us strength as well. If you see any, don't hesitate to claim it for yourself.

{Reaching the next checkpoint.}

Aogami:
Observe, young man. This land is known as the Netherworld.

This isn't Tokyo?
{No response.}
Isn't that Tokyo Tower?
{No response.}


Aogami:
I've heard that this place was once known as Tokyo. But that time has passed. Now, it is the Netherworld, a land dominated by demons.

What happened?
{No response.}
Did humanity die out?
{No response.}


Aogami:
......
...I'm afraid I lack the data needed to answer your inquiry right now, young man.
All I can remember is that there was a battle here in days past, between gods and demons.
Two great forces clashed right here in front of Tokyo Tower. I know this because I was there as well.
Despite this, however, the data containing my memory of what followed has been damaged. The only other memory I have is of my mission to protect you.

[It seems this Aogami character can’t explain anything further...]

Aogami:
Young man, perhaps we could make our way to Tokyo Tower?
If we return to the last location in my memory, I may be able to remember something else.

[Going with Aogami's suggestion seems to be the best course of action for now.]

[Accepted quest "The Lay of the Land".]

{After sliding down a large hill and approaching a glowing point.}

Aogami:
......
After comparing this blue pillar of light with my data, I have concluded this is a leyline fount.

Aogami:
A leyline fount is a point from which the earth's energy overflows. As one might surmise, it holds incredible power.
Not only can it heal those who touch it, but it can also instantly teleport one to another location.
Considering the damage sustained in your previous battle, I recommend you verify its healing capabilities.

{The protagonist approaches the leyline and is teleported to a vault filled with gold.}

Voice:
Keeheehee! Well, you’re a peculiar one, aren’t you?
Really, now? You want to know where you are? Keehee! Why, this is the place I call home!

Demon:
As you can plainly see, I'm a bit of a collector of sorts. It's easy living, what with the riff-raff out there and me in here! Keehee!
Still, a demon like you's a first. One body, sure, but I can sense two spirits within, no doubt about it. Keeheehee! Pleasure having you!

Gustave:
You may call me Gustave. See something you like, it's all yours... For a small fee, of course. Keeheehee!

Gustave:
So, off to Tokyo Tower, are we?
And you found little ol' me while trying to harvest the power of the leyline fount, yes?
Keehee! Then, you ought to do yourself a favor and make a purchase.
I'll see you what you crave, long as you've got the Macca! Give yourself an edge against the demons, why don't you?
So, what'll it be?

Gustave:
Keehee, satisfied your curiosity, have you? Allow me to send you back on your way.
Before that, however, I couldn't help but think our meeting like this must be fate, so perhaps you can do me a favor.
I'm rather taken with the human knick-knacks and relics of yore, so I got some pawns to go out and fetch them for me. Miman, they're called.
Trouble is, they're fickle, and, even worse, forgetful. Oftentimes, they give up the search and do whatever they please... They're useless!
That said, if you happen to run across any, mind sending 'em back old Gustave's direction? I'll see to it you're rewarded. Keehee!
Also, I’ve taken the liberty to connect this place to the leyline fount. Feel free to come and go as you fancy. Keeheeheehee! Till next time, eh?

{Back in Tamachi.}

Gustave:
Oh, yes, of course! Here, allow me to show you the ins and outs of the leyline fount.
I can use the flow to heal you if you fancy...
But I can't do it for free, keehee! Cough up a little Macca, however, I'll set you right as rain. Be good to remember that, eh?

[The Cadaver's Hollow has been unlocked.]
[Recovery has been unlocked.]

Aogami:
...There was an unexpected meeting, but we were able to confirm the fount's capabilities.
As we make our way to Tokyo Tower, I recommend we look for the Miman, as we were asked.

{Running deeper into Tamachi and coming across a red figure.}

Aogami:
Young man, could that be one of the Miman we were told about...?

{Talking to the Miman.}

Miman:
Huh!? Gustave want us back-back?
Well, no find any relics yet... Fine-fine, I'll head back.
[You obtained 5 Glory.]

Aogami:
We've located a Miman. We should report back to Cadaver’s Hollow.

[Upon locating the Miman, you received what is known as Glory. You will make use of this later.]
[For now, keep moving forward.]

{Entering Cadaver’s Hollow}

Gustave:
Keehee. Found a Miman already, have we? My thanks, friend.
I got just the thing to show my appreciation.

[You obtained Onmoraki's Essence.]

Gustave:
This is an essence. It contains the power of a demon, power that only the chosen can wield.
You'll wanna make your merry way over to the leyline fount in Mita. Someone there will be able to tell you more, I'm sure.

{Approaching a Pixie further into Tamachi}

Aogami:
Young man, it appears there's a demon up ahead. I have a proposal.
It's dangerous to travel the Netherworld alone. Therefore, I recommend we recruit some demons to fight on our side.
By talking to demons, you can try and persuade them to join your cause.
I have a Life Stone you can use. See if you can convince the demon to join you.

[You obtained Life Stone.]

{Battle starts}

[You started talking to the demon...]

Pixie:
Whoa, he talked to me!
Could this demon want me to join him...?
Okay then, let's talk!
I'm gonna ask you a question, so make sure you answer in a way that'd make me happy, okay?
So, do you think I'm cute?

You're cute.
Pixie:
Ahaha! Thanks!
Not really.
Pixie:
Grr, you're supposed to say that I'm cute!

Okay, let's try one more time!

I'm leaving.
Pixie:
C'mon, don't go. You gotta do this right!

Okay, let's try one more time!



Pixie:
Well then, lemme ask one more question.
Do you want me to join you?

I do.
Pixie:
Gotcha! I wouldn't mind giving that a thought, y'know?
I don't need you.
Pixie:
You say that, but deep down, you need me, yeah?

Okay, let's try one more time!

I'm leaving.
Pixie:
C'mon, don't go. You gotta do this right!

Okay, let's try one more time!



Pixie:
But demons won't join you for free!
You gotta give them all kinds of stuff, like items or Macca.
I'm gonna tell you what I want, so make sure you give that to me!
Hmm, what should I do...?
I want 1 Life Stone.

Very well.
Pixie:
Okay, well done! I'd be happy to join you now.
Ask for something else.
Pixie:
Hey, you're being stingy! You need to give me what I want, okay?

All right, let's try one more time!

You don't need that.
Pixie:
Hey, you're being stingy! You need to give me what I want, okay?

All right, let's try one more time!



Pixie:
You'll be able to get other demons to join you by negotiating, just like we did right now.
But... demons are pretty fickle, so it might not go as easily as it did with me.
Even if you mess up, don't worry! Just hang in there!
I'm Fairy Pixie! I hope we get along!

{Battle ends}

Aogami:
Well done, young man.
If there is a demon you want on your side, then you might try to negotiate with them.

[Up to three other demons can participate in a battle.]

[The more demons on your side, the less demanding a battle will be. Try talking to various demons in order to recruit them.]

{Running further ahead.}

Aogami:
Young man, there is a demon up ahead. Allow me to teach you an efficient way to engage the enemy.
When confronting demons, the best strategy is to strike them with your blade. In many cases, this will give you the initiative in the battle.
On the other hand, if you are attacked, the enemy may very well gain the initiative instead.
Observe the enemy's movements and act accordingly to earn an advantage in battle.

NPC dialogue

Demon:
Hurr hurr... I'm a Mokoi.
Mokoi:
This is a dead end, pal. Too bad for you.
You wanna get past here, you gotta go back to the fork in the road and go the other way.
If you take a big detour, you'll see a train.
It's an E23-somethin' series? I dunno. Some huge-ass number, I forget. Looks cool, though.

Main Script

{Approaching next check point, the protagonist slowly walking along the road.}

Voice:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a sec!

{The protagonist looks over and spots a demon in a kimono surrounded by three Pretas.}

Demon in Kimono:
You don't wanna eat me. Not a lot of flavor, you know? Trust me!

{The demon looks over and notices the protagonist.}

Demon in Kimono:
Oh, hey! You! You, with the long hair! You'll save me, right!? Please!

{The Pretas turn to face the protagonist.}

Preta:
Who're you?
You think you can snatch away our prey!?

{The demon in the kimono moves to hide behind a corner while peeking out. The Preta grabs its belly.}

Preta:
We're damn near starvin' to death out here! So I guess we'll be slapping YOU on the menu too!

{The Pretas run towards the protagonist and attack.}

{After the battle.}

Demon in Kimono:
Whew, that's a relief.
Seriously, thanks! You really saved me back there.
Hmm? You knooow, now that I think about it...
I, like, totally had the judgment to ask for your help, so doesn't that make me awesome too?
Okay, never mind, then! Like you deserve thanks anyway!
The only reason I'm alive is because I asked you for help, and you know it! Don't try to deny it either!

{The protagonist stares back.}

[The demon in the kimono has rather liberally interpreted the situation… What will you do?]

Ask if she's hurt
Demon in Kimono:
Huh? What, you worried about me? Aww, you're sweet!

Yep, I'm juuust fine! All good over here!

Tell her she's annoying
Demon in Kimono:
Oh? Yeah, well, you would know. You're pretty annoying too!
Leave
Demon in Kimono:
Huh? Wha? You're really just gonna ignore a lil' old cutie like me?

Turn your back on me, and you're gonna miss ouuut.



Demon in Kimono:
...Wait a sec, I just realized I've never seen you before, huh?
Wow, how weird! So, so, who are you? Hm? Where you headed?

Aogami:
Young man, there are demons in this world that feign kindness to prey on you.
I suggest we ignore her and move on.

Demon in Kimono:
Wha!? Hey, you're leaving? Like, seriously!?
......
Hmph, well, fine, see if I care!

[The demon in the kimono left...]

NPC dialogue

Demon:
Some demons like to fight, but others like to talk! And if you make a connection, they might wanna be your friend or give you free stuff.

Preta:
*sigh* Maybe there's some food lying around here...

Main Script

{Approaching leyline fount}

Mysterious Woman's Voice:
Well, now... Isn't this a sight to behold.
Let me see your face.

{The protagonist is teleported to the World of Shadows, facing a lone figure. He approaches the figure in the distance.}

Mysterious Woman:
At last, you have arrived. All of this time, waiting... And only now does one possess the power to see me.
One who has awakened to their true form through the reunion of Knowledge and Life: a Nahobino.
I am Sophia. I have come from a plane far beyond this one to act as a guide to both the world and the Nahobino.

Sophia:
However, I see now that, although your power should rival that of the gods, it is unstable, incomplete.
Allow me to awaken some of that which still slumbers within. Let us see what you hide.

{A light envelopes the protagonist. He looks back up as it dissipates.}

Sophia:
You know possess the means to gain Essences, allowing you a myriad of powers and Miracles, the ability to shape the world.
Henceforth, you shall traverse Da'at and gather these Essences along with Glory, as these are the very source of Miracles.
These shall be your source of power as a Nahobino, and will surely aid you on your path to godhood.

{Cutscene ends}

Sophia:
Hm... It appears you are already in possession of an essence.
Go on, then. Use Apotheosis and accept that essence into your being.

{Leaving the World of Shadows.}

Gustave:
Well, well, made it to Mita's leyline fount, I see.
Then, allow me to let you in on a little secret! All leylines are connected.
Quick trip through the Leyline Crossing, and you'll be spirited away to another fount in no time flat.
See for yourself, eh? Keehee!

{Heading towards floating red object.}

Aogami:
Young man, I'm detecting the presence of powerful demons from within that red object ahead.
That is what is known as an Abscess. It is a nest of demons that have been drawn together by the overflowing spiritual power.
Approaching it is dangerous, but we will need to destroy it if we want to reach Tokyo Tower. Combat is unavoidable.
We should be able to proceed given our current fighting capability. However, if you feel like you are in danger, do not hesitate to fall back.

{After destroying the Abscess}

Aogami:
Well done, young man. Let us keep moving.

{Running deeper into Shiba}

Demon in Kimono:
Huh? Hmmmm? Long time no see! You remember me, don'tcha? 'Course you do!
I was watching you! You must be pretty tough if you can take out an Abscess like that!
Still, you were super outnumbered. Bet you got a little beat up, huh?
Oh, I know! Here, I'll give you this!
Just so we're clear, I didn't do this for you or anything! I just happened to pick it up! So here, take it or whatever!
The demon in a kimono has offered you a Bead...

Take it
[You obtained Bead.]
Demon in Kimono:
Not exactly the best way to say thanks, but... Maybe it'll help you out? Maybe?

If you want, I can find even more for you!

Aogami:
Young man, this demon's intentions are unknown. I suggest we ignore her and move on.
Demon in Kimono:
...Hey, what's with the face, huh? You could at least try to LOOK appreciative!

All right, I'm gonna go find more stuff! Then you'll see how helpful I am, and then you'll take me with you!
It's a promise! Okay!?

[The demon in a kimono left...]
Refuse
Demon in Kimono:
...Wha!?

You jerk! And after I went through all that trouble!

[The demon in a kimono threw the Bead at you and left...]
Aogami:
Young man, regardless of how that played out, this Bead will still be useful. We should take it and be on our way.
[You obtained Bead.]
Hesitate
Demon in Kimono:
...What's wrong? Do you maybe feel bad 'cause I'm so nice? Maybe?
Aogami:
Young man, this demon's intentions are unknown. I suggest we ignore her and move on.
Demon in Kimono:
Wait, don't tell me. What, is this not good enough for you or something!?

All right, I'm gonna go find more stuff! Then you'll see how helpful I am, and then you'll take me with you!
It's a promise! Okay!?

[The demon in a kimono left...]

NPC dialogue

Demon: Now that I think about it... this place wasn't a netherworld until about 20 years ago. Before that, I heard humans used to live here. Nobody knows why this place turned all netherworldy, though.

Main Script

{The protagonist approaches a train to find Yuzuru standing in front of it. Yuzuru turns to face him as he approaches.}

Yuzuru:
Glad you're okay.
<First Name>, right?
I know you look different, but... somehow I can feel it. It's still you in there.
Take a look.

{Yuzuru turns to face the train as the protagonist approaches closer.}

Yuzuru:
That's a lot of rust, but I'd know that green stripe anywhere.
This train car's from the Yamanote line.
But if this is the train, then... what exactly happened here?
What could have possibly happened to Tokyo while we were in that tunnel?

It seems this is the netherworld.
Yuzuru:
What!?

That... makes no sense. Why would the train be here, anyway?

Maybe it's 20 years in our future.
Yuzuru:
What!?

But... that would mean that the world we've known is...



Yuzuru:
Nevermind. We need to focus on getting more information.
First, we need to regroup with the other students. Dazai was around there too, if I recall.

Yuzuru:
What? Abducted... and by some kind of angel?
Well, I suppose that decides it. We should split up and search for this angel.
Don't worry. The truth is... I can control demons.
I'm with a group that's working to protect the world. They gave me a demon summoning program.
A host of demons if trying to drag Tokyo into darkness. And we have the power to stop them.
I'm not just trying to protect myself. I'm fighting to save everyone.
For now, let's split up and look for Dazai. If I find anything, I'll let you know on the app.
...This place is full of bloodthirsty demons. Living legends waiting to cut us down. But we can't die out here.

[Yuzuru left...]

Aogami:
...Young man. Before we begin our search for the angels, I would first like to go to Tokyo Tower.

I know.
Aogami:
Thank you.
Why?
Aogami:
If I can regain my memory data, I may be able to better support you.

And if that is the case, then I believe the search for your friend will become easier as well.



{Approaching a new leyline fount.}

Aogami:
...Young man, wait. I'm detecting...

Demon in Kimono:
Heeey! Long time no see, huh?
I found a bunch more stuff since last time! So now you gotta take me with you! It was a promise, remember?

Why come with me?
Demon in Kimono:
Well, y'see, there's this certain demon I'm looking for.

They're kinda my other half... Yeah, my soulmate! Totally!
Pretty exciting stuff, right!? Only thing is there's like, a million demons getting in my way basically every second!
So please! You just gotta let me tag along!

What did you find?
Demon in Kimono:
All kinds of useful stuff! So I can come with you now, right?

I'll help you out and find all sorts of neat stuff for you! 'Kay?
Well, y'see, there's this certain demon I'm looking for.
They're kinda my other half... Yeah, my soulmate! Totally!
Pretty exciting stuff, right!? Only thing is there's, like, a million demons getting in my way basically every second!
So please! You just gotta let me tag along!



[It seems this demon in a kimono has her own agenda...]

Let her tag along
[You allowed the demon to join and explained that you are heading for Tokyo Tower...]
Demon in Kimono:
Yaaay! Thanks!

And, and? You’re heading for Tokyo Tower, right?
Do you know about the monster that hangs out there, though? Everyone calls him the demon of the tower.
Sooo... I'm gonna come help and make sure he doesn't wipe the floor with you!
I'm Amanozako. Here's hoping we can help each other out. Cool?

Consult with Aogami
Aogami:
As I've already mentioned, there are a number of dangerous demons in this world.

However...
Young man, are you considering letting that demon travel with you?

I'd like her to.
Aogami:
If that is your decision, then I will respect it.
[You allowed the demon to join and explained that you are heading for Tokyo Tower...]
Demon in Kimono:
Yaaay! Thanks!

And, and? You're heading for Tokyo Tower, right?
Do you know about the monster that hangs out there, though? Everyone calls him the demon of the tower.
Sooo... I'm gonna come help and make sure he doesn't wipe the floor with you!
I'm Amanozako. Here's hoping we can help each other out. Cool?

Sounds like fun.
Aogami:
Fun...?

I can't say I understand. It doesn't seem an efficient course of action.
However...
If that is your decision, then I will respect it.

[You allowed the demon to join and explained that you are heading for Tokyo Tower...]
Demon in Kimono:
Yaaay! Thanks!

And, and? You're heading for Tokyo Tower, right?
Do you know about the monster that hangs out there, though? Everyone calls him the demon of the tower.
Sooo... I'm gonna come help and make sure he doesn’t wipe the floor with you!
I'm Amanozako. Here's hoping we can help each other out. Cool?

Help another, help yourself...
Aogami:
Help another, help yourself...

I see. So you are looking at this in terms of what best serves you.
If that is your decision, then I will respect it.

[You allowed the demon to join and explained that you are heading for Tokyo Tower...]
Demon in Kimono:
Yaaay! Thanks!

And, and? You're heading for Tokyo Tower, right?
Do you know about the monster that hangs out there, though? Everyone calls him the demon of the tower.
Sooo... I'm gonna come help and make sure he doesn't wipe the floor with you!
I'm Amanozako. Here's hoping we can help each other out. Cool?




[Amanozako became your quest navigator!]

NPC dialogue

{Entering cave of demons bowing to an Apsaras}

Apsaras Believer:
Lady Apsaras! We are weak and powerless. Please, lend us your guidance!

Apsaras Believer:
Ahh, Lady Apsaras! Free me from my hunger!

Apsaras Believer:
Please, Lady Apsaras! Show us the light! Show us the way!

Apsaras Believer:
Ahh, Lady Apsaras! You are our goddess eternal...

Apsaras Believer:
Lady Apsaras! Use me however you see fit!

Apsaras Believer:
This is the final haven for the weak and downtrodden demons with nowhere else to go.
That look in your eyes tells me you are strong. I'm afraid this is no place for you.
Pay us no heed and be on your way.

Main Script

{Approaching the large rock demon}

Aogami:
That rock-like demon... He looks familiar.
The memory isn't clear, but I believe he may be a survivor of the battle between God and the demons.
Our objective is Tokyo Tower. I recommend we avoid a confrontation for now and press on.

[You may encounter a number of formidable demons on your journey throughout the Netherworld.]
[These demons are known as punishing foes.]
[Generally, when you first encounter these enemies, your chances of defeating them are very low. It is recommended that you challenge them later, once you've raised your level.]

NPC dialogue

Demon:
YOU EVER SEE THESE RARE DEMONS CALLED MITAMA? THEY'RE HARD TO TAKE DOWN. NOT ONLY DO THEY FLEE ALMOST INSTANTLY, THEIR WEAKNESSES KEEP CHANGING TOO...

Main Script

Amanozako:
Hey, listen up! You feel that "someone’s in trouble" feeling, too, don't you? Yeah, it's coming from that cat-looking demon! Totally!
I knew it! It's for sure that cat demon! Oooh, they're super in trouble! Bummer!
What do you normally do in times like these? Are you the type to ask 'em what's up or whatever? Or do you just soak up their misery and stuff?
Well, whatever your thing is, we're basically going nowhere till you talk to it, right? Right?
Y'know, I'd just love to see that big pout up close, sooo... Why don't we get a closer look? Yeah? Let's do it, okay?

Demon:
Oh? Are you perhaps a traveler, demon?
My name is Neko Shogun. And if you aren't in a hurry, might I ask a favor of you?
Neko Shogun:
I am trying to put together a reward for my retainers, you see.
I would like to give them Life Stones, but I've come up short. I'll need 5 more.
On the off chance you're carrying any Life Stones, do you think you could spare some for me?

Yes
[Accepted the quest "No Stone Unturned".]
No
Neko Shogun:
I see. Very well, then. Come speak to me should you have a change of heart.


Neko Shogun:
What? You already have the Life Stones ready for me?
I must say I'm impressed.

[Hand over Life Stone x5?]

Yes
Neko Shogun:
Excellent. No doubt my retainers will be most pleased.

The reward I've given you will undoubtedly prove useful on your journey.
May fortune favor you in your travels.

[Completed quest "No Stone Unturned".]
[You obtained Wargod Talisman.]
No
Neko Shogun:
I see. Well, I won't force you.

Now then, I shall wait here patiently.



Neko Shogun:
May fortune favor you in your travels.

NPC dialogue

Demon:
Isn't it kinda rude to hog an Abscess all to yourself?
If I were just a little stronger, I'd take it back...

Demon:
wE'Ve gOTten A LOt beTTer aT COnveRsaTiON lAteLY.
But nO ONe evER WAnts uS TO joIN tHEm... sErIoUSly, whY DOesN'T anYONe taLK tO Us?
aNYwAy, 'CaUSe oF tHaT, I'M GONna giVE yoU THis!
[You obtained Foul Talisman.]
Demon:
NoW EvErYONe wILL sEe hOW usEFuL wE ArE!

Demon:
MoRE! LEt US hElP yoU MoOooOrE!

Main Script

{On highway leaving Hamamatsucho}

Aogami:
Young man. It's still far off, but... I sense the presence of a powerful demon.

{Explosion in the distance.}

Amanozako:
Uh oh! Hey, you hear that? The demon of the tower sounds like he's on a rampage!
He's suuuper scary! He's got, like, a gajillion heads, and he'll gobble up pretty much any demon that gets too close.
That's why none of the other demons ever go near the tower.
I've heard rumors that he even breathes fire and spits poison and stuff!

Aogami:
The demon of the tower... Seems he's a dangerous foe.
Young man, before we go to Tokyo Tower, I recommend we strengthen ourselves by defeating other demons, or by recruiting them to our side.

NPC dialogue

Demon:
I saw a mermaid lady swimming to the waterfront under the road.
It looked like she was running from something. I wonder if she's in trouble.

Demon:
If you're looking for the mermaid, I think she's at the waterfront under the road. I don't like water, so I can't go by myself.

{Demon near the end of Shiba Park}

Demon:
Oh? Never seen you before. You plannin' on chargin' right in?
Me, I wouldn't do that if I was you.
Some crazy monster got sent up ahead to take out the angels.
But the thing's got it out for everybody. Angels, demons, doesn't matter. Anything that goes near it gets ripped apart.
It's got its territory marked near Tokyo Tower... If you're headin' that way, you better watch out.

Main Script

Aogami:
Young man, I'm detecting a powerful demon in front of Tokyo Tower.
We'll want to be extremely cautious if we intend to go any further.

[Aogami will warn you any time he detects the presence of a powerful demon.]
[These warnings can hint at either upcoming bosses that block game progression or exceptionally challenging foes lying in wait.]
[It's best to save your game whenever Aogami gives you a warning. Better safe than sorry, after all.]

{Approaching Tokyo Tower. A ringing sound is heard and the protagonist falls to his knees before seeing a flashback.}

{Aogami stands beneath an army of angels. A golden angel in the forefront begins to speak.}

Gold angel:
Heed my words, brethren!
As decreed by the seraphim, I, Abdiel, hereby take command of Bethel's holy army!

Abdiel:
Our foes are the demons of chaos, who swore allegiance to that contemptible snake!
Yet fear not — we are all blessed with the divine protection of God himself!
Warriors from far and wide, hear me now: strike them down in the name of order!
The unholy will find their deliverance by our blades!

{A rumbling sounds and a large void begins to open up in the sky over Tokyo Tower.}

Voice:
That... That's...

{A colossal demon begins descending from the sky, stretching his wings and arms out before him.}

Colossal Demon:
The God you cravenly revere is dead.
Slain by my own hand, that humanity might finally live unbound from their chains.

Abdiel:
Vile serpent... Your lies mean nothing!

Colossal Demon:
I speak only the truth.
I have ascended the Pillar Empyreal. The throne of God. As an angel, you know what this means.

{Abdiel looks on as angels begin moving to attack the colossal demon.}

Colossal Demon:
Such uncouth behavior from my former brethren...

{The angels are vaporized in a red flash.}

Colossal Demon:
Order itself has crumbled. Chaos shall envelop the world...
...and from that chaos, there shall be a true rebirth — a wholly new future.

{The camera cuts to Abdiel and then Aogami.}

Colossal Demon:
All that remains is for me to sow the seeds that shall sprout into this grand reality.

{The demon begins to disintegrate into red streams. Focus goes back to Aogami, who vanishes in a blue flash.}

{After the flashback ends, the protagonist stands back up.}

[You're not quite sure how to interpret what you just saw...]

Was that your memory, Aogami?
Aogami:
...It must have been.

That was Lucifer, the Lord of Chaos. Shortly after our encounter, my operations ceased.

That was a colossal demon.
Aogami:
Lucifer, The Lord of Chaos himself. The most powerful demon there is, and commander of their legions.

Shortly after our encounter, my operations ceased.



Aogami:
...It was only after I sensed your presence that I reactivated.
I've since recovered a portion of my memory data...
Yes, I was an agent of Bethel, and I was sent here on an important mission.
They have a base not far from here, at the Tokyo Diet Building.
There the angels of Bethel work tirelessly to protect the people.
Young man, it is my guess that the angel who took your friend will also be there.
Let us make our way to the Tokyo Diet Building, for your own safety.

Amanozako:
Hey, heeey, this is no time to space out! Something's coming!

{The protagonist looks around as a cloud of dust begins to swirl around him. His eyes cut to the side as a demon with a large mouth comes into view. The protagonist jumps away as the demon tries to bite him and forms his sword. The demon roars as the protagonist prepares to fight it.}

{After the battle, the protagonist dispels his sword.}

Amanozako:
Wooow! You're pretty strong, huh?
You totally are strong! Seriously, I can't believe you actually beat the tower demon! Crazy!

[Completed quest "The Lay of the Land".]

[Drake Hydra has been unlocked for fusion.]

NPC dialogue

Demon:
Can't believe you actually beat the giant snake... Where the hell did you even come from...? You got some kinda power on you. It's like... the power of the myriad gods...

Main Script

{The protagonist walks past Tokyo Tower, turning in surprise and forming his sword as a loud man begins speaking behind him.}

Man:
And so the hydra is slain! Fine work.

{The camera pans in on the man, rising to his face.}

Man:
A pleasure to meet you, young man. I am a humble monk of Jozoji Temple...
My name is Goko.

Goko:
I sensed a disturbance in Tokyo. My search brought me a long way... and now I roam these lands.
The Buddha's guidance compelled me to save you, but... I see you never truly needed my help.
But surely you did not pass wholly unscathed. Pardon the presumption, but let me give you this.

{Goko walks up and places an item in the protagonist's right hand}

Goko:
I will be wandering this place for a while yet.
If your path takes you across these dunes, I suggest you head that way.
The angels of Bethel gathered in that distant place. It will surely be a safe haven.

{Goko puts his large pack back on}

Goko:
For now, farewell. May our paths under the Buddha's gaze cross again one day.

{Goko turns and walks away.}

[You obtained Return Pillar.]

Amanozako:
Hey, hey, hey! Over here! Like, seriously!

{Amanozako waves the protagonist over to a ledge.}

Amanozako:
Hey, you were talking about angels just now, weren’t you? Ooh, ooh, in that case...!
I saw an angel inside the city, over that way!
C'mon, let's go check it out! I'll show you myself, okay? Mmhm?

[Accepted quest "The Angel’s Trail".]

Aogami:
As I said earlier, the angels are with Bethel, and they operate out of the Tokyo Diet Building.
We should meet with that angel and ask him for directions on how to get there.

Amanozako:
Oookay! Time to find us an angel!


Characters
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