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CAN BE DONE: Between Episodes 49 and 50

July 22, 2007.

A shooting of Kim and Gerald’s movie “I’ve Fallen for You” occurs, and the rest of the Nueva Liga Filipina (save for the GMA-affiliated characters and the ones who left the organization) are invited as extras at director Lino Cayetano’s personal request.

Matthew Luke: Pero paano tayo papapasukin doon sa ABS-CBN compound? Sir Gabby now treats us all as enemies.
Gerald: Not to worry, Matt. Nag-hire kami ni direk Lino ng extra security personnel pera hindi tayo galawin ng mga galamay niya.
Hyacinth: Nakaka-touch naman… pero why did he invite us in the first place?
Kim: He sympathized with your cause, lalo na ngayong nalagasan tayo ng mga miyembro.
Matthew Luke: Well, if he’s doing this to lift our spirits, then it’s much appreciated. Malay natin, we may gain more new allies!
Hyacinth: That’s the spirit, Matt!

After a confirmation call from the director, the NLF, along with the hired security personnel, goes to the ABS-CBN compound — specifically, Studio 1.

Once the entire troupe is personally greeted by the director at the gates of the studio…

Lino Cayetano: Good day, Mr. Laonglaan and Ms. Monterola, pati na rin ang buong Nueva Liga Filipina. Inimbitahan ko kayong lahat as a personal favor, and I’m glad na sinagot ninyo ang aking request. Kim, Gerald, now explain kung ano ang gagawin ngmga kasama ninyo.
Kim: Ganito iyon. We’re now in a set na parang isang anime convention. Nakapunta na kayong dalawa sa isang convention dati, di ba?
Hyacinth: Of course we did! As anime fans, obligasyon namin ang pumunta sa mga conventions.
Gerald: And since we’re in a pretend anime convention, kayo ay kukunwaring mga cosplayers. Pero… napansin ko na wala kayong mga dalang costume.
Matthew Luke: Oo, wala nga kaming mga costume dahil hindi namin inaasahan ito, sa totoo lang. But we have a contingency measure.
Kim and Gerald: Ano?

Matt and Hyacinth have this contingency measure: they bring out their Decadrivers, wrap them around their waists, flash their individual cards, and shout…

Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: Rider Change!

They then insert the cards into the Decadrivers.

Voice of Matthew Luke’s Decadriver: KAMEN RIDE: DESCENDER OF TERRESIA!
Voice of Hyacinth’s Decadriver: KAMEN RIDE: PASCA KANONNO!

Holograms of the two aforementioned characters from Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology then appear around the childhood friends and merge into their bodies, transforming them into their respective characters.

Kim, Gerald, and Director Cayetano all drop their jaws in amazement.

Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: Voila! Instant cosplay surprise!
Lino Cayetano: Pero saan n’yo nakuha yung mga Masked Rider transformation belts na iyon?
Matthew Luke: (impersonating Tsukasa Kadoya) Mula sa isang Masked Rider na dumadaan lang. Tandaan mo iyan!
Kim: Ehehe. Well, in 30 minutes, magsisimula na ang shooting natin, so if you’ll excuse us, we’ll change into our costumes.

While Kim and Gerald leave to change into their cosplay outfits, the director then tells our childhood friends…

Lino Cayetano: OK naman ang ginawa n’yo, since we’re in a pretend convention. Pero yung mga kasama n’yo… baka wala silang mga costume.
Hyacinth: Not to worry, direk. Pinahiraman namin sila ng mga dating costumes namin. Kung may mga nakukulangan pa rin, we also told some of our cosplayer friends via Sir Tulfo na papahiraman din yung mga costumes nila.
Lino Cayetano: Excited nga talaga kayong dalawa na mgaing mga extra ko, ha? I may do this hiring-extras job for free, but what matters in the end is an excellent film I’ll make.
Matthew Luke: It’s a pleasure for us.

Kim and Gerald then arrive in their cosplay outfits, and the filming of the first scene then starts without a hitch. The director then calls for a 15-minute break.

While Matthew Luke is resting in a corner, he happens to chance upon an anonymous letter. He then opens it, and its message reads…

“Meron pa akong utang sa inyo, kaya guguluhin ko ang pelikula n’yo!”
— Ang may pakana ng anti-Willie-and-Charo plot dati

He is understandably nervous about the type of mess-up that will be made during the filming, so he contacts Hyacinth, and together with Kim and Gerald, they approach the director.

Lino Cayetano: Ha? May manggulo sa ating pelikula?
Matthew Luke: Oo. At yung may pakana ng planong pagbagsakin sina Willie Revillame at Charo Santos-Concio dati ay siya ngayong may pakana ng gagawing pananabotahe.
Lino Cayetano: Talagang ayaw kayong tatantanan… Sige. We’re putting the perimeter of Studio 1 under maximum security, but filming will still proceed as normal. Understand?
Hyacinth: Yes, sir.

The second phase of filming then proceeds smoothly, until a nondescript cosplayer (who dressed up as Ultros from Final Fantasy VI) proceeds to throw plastic bags filled with squid ink at the entire set.

Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: Ayan yung nanabotahe!
Lino Cayetano: CUT! Call the security personnel!

The security personnel then try to contain the saboteur, but they are suddenly knocked out by the saboteur’s nondescript magical powers.

????: Ahahaha!!! Welcome back, my darling sawsaweros y sawsaweras! Kilala n’yo ba ako? Careful~!
Gerald: Anak ng–! Ginagaya mo pa ang namayapang si Inday Badiday!
????: Ang taon ay nagiging buwan na… dahil nabinyagan ako ng liwanag ng karunungan.
Kim: Anong karunungan?
????: Hindi pala ganid ang mga Lopez… kakampi sila ng sambayanang Pilipino! Ang tunay na kalaban ng bayan ay si Ginang Pekeng Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo! Kasama siya ni Ginoong Diktador na Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos na nanlubog sa Pilipinas sa kumunoy ng kahirapan! Kaya ang pinakamainam na solusyon… ay ang sugpuin sila at ang mga galamay nila… tulad ninyo!
Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: Sino ba kayo… Miss Balimbing?
????: Huwag n’yo akong tawaging balimbing. Ako ay si…

The Ultros cosplayer then reveals herself to be…

Leila de Lima: Department of Justice employee AND future Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, formerly of the Arroyo Empire and now affiliated with the Benevolent Aquino Kingdom! Ngayon… dahil napagtanto ko na ang mga Aquino ay ang mga tagapagligtas ng kawawa nating bansa… ako ngayon ang magsisilbing espada ng hustisya! Humanda kayo… mga kampon ng kadiliman!
Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: Kampon ng kadiliman kuno!

Meanwhile, the director then decides on something.

Lino Cayetano: Hmm… meron daw nanggugulo sa convention… but some convention attendees will try their best to keep the peace by fighting that party-crasher! Mahusay! I might as well film that scene para meron namang kakaibang twist…

He then instructs his crewmen, who are still surprised at the scene.

Lino Cayetano: Kukunan na natin ang magiging action scene, mga men! Pronto!

After some preparations, the director gives his cue.

Lino Cayetano: Lights, camera… ACTION!

Extra Strategy Battle: A Fight Scene in a Romantic Movie?!

Leila de Lima: Ngayon, mga galamay ni Arroyo… kahit mag-isa ako, meron akong kakaibang lakas… ang lakas ng kuryente ng kinuha ko mula kay La Greta nang walang pahintulot. Merong din akong device na kayang higitan ng 0 ang 2 bilang aking sandata. Siguradong tapos kayong lahat na mga sumusuporta sa dorobong bruhang iyan!
Hyacinth: You’re in for a whip of reality, madam! Akala n’yo ba na porke nandaya daw si Arroyo at nag-sorry pa siya sa kasalanan niya eh karumal-dumal na parusa ang gagawin ng mga Aquino bilang ganti?!
Matthew Luke: Kung saan mas malakas, doon siya papanig. Iyan ang ginagawa ng isang balimbing na tulad mo.
Leila de Lima: Ilang beses ko bang sasabihin na ang kaliwanagan ko ay hindi pangangalimbing? Mga tinamaan kayo ng sayad! Tama na ang satsat! Laban na kung laban!

While the other members of the NLF who also take part as extras pledge to help their esteemed leaders, two groups of cosplayers also volunteer to assist the NLF in fighting de Lima.

Matthew Luke: Sige, payag ako. We can use all the help we need just to stop her. Just keep yourselves alive.

Victory Condition: Defeat all enemy units.

Loss Condition: All friendly units are defeated.

STRATEGY BATTLE START!

The outcome of this strategy battle? At the stage, The Descenders (Not!) and the Chiu-Anderson Love Team manage to shave off Leila de Lima’s absurdly high HP with their physical attacks; while the remaining units cast buffing spells to the friendlies and attack magic to de Lima from afar, thereby finishing the battle in less than five turns.

STRATEGY BATTLE ENDS IN A MAJOR VICTORY!

Leila de Lima: Grr! Kung magsalita kayo, para kayong walang kamatayan… Piliin n’yo ang kalabanin n’yo, mga hunghang! Ang tuwid na daan ng mga Aquino ang mananaig sa huli!

She then leaves Studio 1 via teleportation. The security personnel fail to catch her.

Lino Cayetano: CUT! (approaches the party) Job well done, everyone! Totoo ngang magaling kayo sa mga laban tulad ng sabi ng mga kasama ko!
Matthew Luke: Wala lang iyan, direk.
Hyacinth: Though… hindi namin inasahan ang isang gate-crasher tulad niya.
Gerald: Pero… paano pala bumaliktad yung isang dating anti-Lopez into a pro-Lopez? I remembered a quote, but I don’t exactly remember the words.
Kim: “There are no permanent friends… only permanent interests.”
Matthew Luke: Baka ganoon din ang punot-dulo ng pagtiwalag ng iba sa atin sa Nueva Liga Filipina.
Hyacinth: Well, never mind. Magpahinga muna tayo and we can then continue with the filming.
Lino Cayetano: Great idea. You all deserve a break.

The filming of “I’ve Fallen for You” eventually wraps up; and even though Lino Cayetano fights tooth-and-nail just to get his movie released (since ABS-CBN hates to release anything favorable to the NLF), he still succeeds, with the help of international distributors.

Months later, “I’ve Fallen for You” hits big at the silver screen due to the free publicity the Nueva Liga Filipina gave.

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Thanks go to the following for references on the Ar tonelico series, the disadvantages of belting, and Final Fantasy XIII’s eidolon system.
1. Hymmnos @ Conlang Wikia (http://conlang.wikia.com/wiki/Hymmnos)
2. A Reyvateil’s Melody (http://artonelico.isisview.org/)
3. Ar tonelico Wiki (http://artonelico.wikia.com/)
4. The Disadvantage of Having a Regine Velasquez in the Philippines @ Eric Capacia’s Fierce Blogs (http://www.ericcapacia.com/2010/01/disadvantage-of-having-regine-velasquez.html)
5. Eidolon (Final Fantasy XIII) @ Final Fantasy Wiki (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Eidolon_(Final_Fantasy_XIII))

CAN BE DONE: From Episode 43 onwards

Nikki, Shiho, and Yeng wanted to improve their singing abilities without using the dreaded “birit” (belting) technique. As accomplished singers, they believe that belting is more of a smothering vocal demonstration rather than an actual harmonious song.

The solution that they discovered, upon consultation from Sir Bitag, lies at the Tower of Ar Amorsolo, located near the windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Norte.

And so, the three set off.

(Please form your party. Members indicated with an asterisk are required.)

Battle Members
1. Nikki *
2. Shiho *
3. Yeng *
4. [locked]
5. [locked]
6. [locked]

Entourage
[Disabled for this quest]

Upon reaching the tower, they are greeted by a young blonde boy. His name is Kagamine Len, and he acts as the caretaker of the tower.

Len: Hello! Bale… kayong tatlo ang didiskubre ng sikreto ng tore ng Ar Amorsolo, di ba? Ni-refer kayo ni Mr. Tulfo dahil kayong tatlo ang mga pinakamainam na kandidato para dito.
Nikki: Oo naman, Len.
Len: Ang toreng ito ay may 30 palapag na kailangan ninyong akyatin, siyempre. Sa tuktok ninyo makikita ang mga kapwa ko Vocaloid na siyang aktuwal na maghahayag ng sikreto.
Shiho: Hm. Pero magagarantiya ba nila na gaganda ang mga singing voices namin nang hindi gumagamit ng mga pesteng pambibirit?
Len: Alam ninyo naman, makapagkakatiwalaan si Mr. Tulfo, eh. Galit na galit nga siya sa mga manloloko.
Yeng: Sige, game na kami. Kung mamarapatin ay pwede sumali ka bilang tower guide.
Len: Walang problema, siyempre.

And thus, Len accompanies the three girls as their tower guide.

(Party changed.)

Battle Members
1. Nikki *
2. Shiho *
3. Yeng *
4. [locked]
5. [locked]
6. [locked]

Entourage
Len

(Dungeon portion: Climb the 30-floor Tower of Ar Amorsolo — it’s as simple as that. Recommended dungeon BGM: “Dungeon” from Final Fantasy I.)

At the 30th floor…

Len: Heto ang mga kapwa ko Vocaloid… Yung naka-green ay si Hatsune Miku, yung naka-yellow ay ang aking kakambal na papatid na si Rin, at yung may purple na buhok ay si Megurine Luka.
Miku, Rin, Luka: Hello sa inyong tatlo!

The three aspiring girls then introduce themselves to the three Vocaloids.

Miku: Ngayon, seryosong usapan ito. Nang ipagawa namin ang tore ng Ar Amorsolo para may mapagsilbihang tahanan ang mga Vocaloid sa Pilipinas, napansin namin ang isang problema.
Rin: Isang diva na nangngangalang Regine Velasquez ang nagsimula ng isang trend… the trend of belting. Sa Filipino, ang pambibirit.
Luka: Higit 25 taon na siyang umaawit, at siyempre, kilalang-kilala siya ng mga Pilipino dahil sa kanyang naiambag sa industriya ng musika. She deserves the title “Asia’s Songbird”, even for us Vocaloids.
Miku: Pero ang ikinahihinagpis namin… ay ang lantarang panggagaya ng ibang mga diva kay Regine. Nilikha kaming mga Vocaloid upang magbigay-aliw gamit ang sarili naming diskarte sa pag-awit… nang hindi gamit ang pambibirit. Pero… hindi pa rin kami pinapansin ng maraming Pinoy… kahit may mga anime fans dito sa ‘Pinas na sumusuporta sa amin.
Rin: Bakit kaya ang Pilipino, gustong-gusto kapag nahihirapan ang singer? Ito kaya ay sanay na sila sa mga birit ni Regine, o masokista lang sila?
Luka: Kaya… pumili kaming tatlo ng tatlong babae na magmamana ng aming lakas sa pag-awit… gamit ang teknolohiya ng mga Reyvateil.
Miku: Kayong tatlo… Nikki Bagaporo, Shiho Nagaoka, at Yeng Constantino… mga kabahagi ng Nueva Liga Filipina… ay dapat makapasa sa pagsubok namin… upang imulat sa mga Pilipino ang tunay na kahulugan ng pag-awit.
Miku, Rin, Luka: Ngayon… (striking battle poses) simulan na ang labanang musikahan!
Len: Pagbutihan ninyo!

A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!

Allies: Nikki, Shiho, Yeng
Enemies: Hatsune Miku (HP: ????), Kagamine Rin (HP: ????), Megurine Luka (HP: ????)

Special note for this battle: The three Vocaloids each carry a special gauge, the harmonics gauge, that fills up whenever certain actions in battle have been fulfilled. They all yield to warriors who can endure their attacks and heal themselves.

Hatsune Miku chooses to cast Taning on Nikki. Nikki is inflicted with Doom (she has 30 turns to live).
Kagamine Rin chooses to cast Taning on Shiho. Shiho is inflicted with Doom (she has 30 turns to live).
Megurine Luka chooses to cast Taning on Yeng. Yeng is inflicted with Doom (she has 30 turns to live).
Since they are all active in battle, Miku, Rin, and Luka all choose to do a cooperative attack named “Synthetivocal”. That attack deals 3 hits and 434 damage to all allies.
Nikki chooses to cast Spirit Sign: Fantasy Seal on all enemies. That attack deals 596 damage to each enemy.
Shiho chooses to use a Barkada Blowout Kit on all allies. All allies’ HP’s are restored to full.
Yeng chooses to cast Mousoukan-giri on Megurine Luka. That attack deals 1169 damage to Megurine Luka.
Hatsune Miku chooses to cast Shining Leekspin on Nikki. That attack deals 6 hits and 350 damage to Nikki.
Kagamine Rin chooses to cast Brotherly Abuse? on Shiho. She throws Len towards the target, and that attack deals 334 damage to Shiho.
Megurine Luka chooses to cast Tuna Slam on Yeng. That attack deals 371 damage to Yeng.
Nikki chooses to use a Barkada Blowout Kit on all allies. All allies’ HP’s are restored to full.
Shiho chooses to cast Apoy2 on Kagamine Rin. That attack deals 782 damage to Kagamine Rin.
Yeng chooses to attack Megurine Luka. She deals 680 damage to Megurine Luka.
Hatsune Miku chooses to defend.
Kagamine Rin chooses to defend.
Megurine Luka chooses to defend.
Nikki chooses to cast Spirit Sign: Fantasy Seal on all enemies. That attack deals 496 damage to each enemy.
Shiho chooses to cast Dobleng Kalasag on Yeng. Yeng’s DEF and MDEF increased.
Yeng chooses to cast Dos Hiranos on all allies. All allies’ ATK and INT increased.
Since they are all active in battle, Miku, Rin, and Luka all choose to do a cooperative attack named “Synthetivocal”. That attack deals 3 hits and 433 damage to all allies.
Nikki chooses to use a Barkada Blowout Kit on all allies. All allies’ HP’s are restored to full.
Shiho chooses to cast Apoy2 on Kagamine Rin. That attack deals 1207 damage to Kagamine Rin. A critical hit!
Yeng chooses to cast Mousoukan-giri on Megurine Luka. That attack deals 1961 damage to Megurine Luka. A critical hit!
Hatsune Miku chooses to cast Shining Leekspin on Nikki. That attack deals 6 hits and 351 damage to Nikki.
Kagamine Rin chooses to cast Brotherly Abuse? on Shiho. She throws Len towards the target, and that attack deals 335 damage to Shiho.
Megurine Luka chooses to cast Tuna Slam on Yeng. That attack deals 271 damage to Yeng.
Nikki chooses to cast Dream Sign: Evil Sealing Circle on all enemies. That attack deals 744 damage to each enemy.
Shiho chooses to attack Kagamine Rin. She deals 380 damage to Kagamine Rin.
Yeng chooses to use a Barkada Blowout Kit on all allies. All allies’ HP’s are restored to full.

The battle drags on, and Nikki, Shiho, and Yeng endure it — fulfilling the battle conditions set by the Vocaloids. And then…

Once the harmonics gauges of Miku, Rin, and Luka are all filled up, Nikki, Shiho, and Yeng enter a semi-tranced state. The Vocaloids stop attacking, knowing that the three candidates are ready to inherit their powers.

A spell code is inputted into the three candidates’ minds, and they must declare the spells in order to finish the battle. Thus…

Nikki:
Fou paks ra exec hymmnos KINABUKASAN
Was yea ra chs hymmnos yor,
en chsee fwal fwal yor.
Exec drone hymmnos KINABUKASAN
enter NIKKI_FEHU_MIKU_AR=AMORSOLO

Shiho:
Fou paks ra exec hymmnos SALAMIN
Was yea ra chs hymmnos yor,
en chsee fwal fwal yor.
Exec drone hymmnos SALAMIN
enter SHIHO_FEHU_RIN_AR=AMORSOLO

Yeng:
Fou paks ra exec hymmnos DALUYONG
Was yea ra chs hymmnos yor,
en chsee fwal fwal yor.
Exec drone hymmnos DALUYONG
enter YENG_FEHU_LUKA_AR=AMORSOLO

All three have chanted their spells, and the Vocaloids finally grant them the singing power they wanted — the power originally wielded by the Reyvateils.

BATTLE WON!

Miku: Sa wakas… naimana ninyo ang lakas namin.
Rin: Ipakalat sa madla… na ang pambibirit ay hindi sukatan para maging isang mahusay na diva.
Luka: Sabihin sa kanila… na ang boses at ang instrumento ay dapat magkasabay sa galaw — dapat walang sapawan.
Miku, Rin, Luka: Ito ang aming regalo naming mga Vocaloid sa inyong mga tao. Maraming salamat… dahil alam namin na magagamit ang kapangyarihan namin para sa ikabubuti ng Pilipinas.
Nikki, Shiho, Yeng: Salamat… mga Vocaloid. Ngayong tapos na ang misyon namin, kailangan nating magpaalam.
Miku, Rin, Len: Sige! Sayonara!
Len: Good luck sa inyong tatlo!

Wielding both a brand-new singing power and a gospel regarding the very essence of singing in their hearts — Nikki Bagaporo, Shiho Nagaoka, and Yeng Constantino all left the tower of Ar Amorsolo. The three girls aspire to entertain and enlighten people of all shapes and sizes — as pseudo-Reyvateils.

(Note: Nikki, Shiho, and Yeng each get a new command — Reyvateil Mode. This command changes the three’s movesets into song magic. Nikki inherits Miku’s song magic, Shiho inherits Rin’s song magic, and Yeng inherits Luka’s song magic. And when all three are in Reyvateil Mode, they all have a cooperative attack, Tower Connection, that draws the power from the Tower of Ar Amorsolo in order to deal non-elemental damage to all enemies. Reyvateil Mode can also be reverted via the Normal Mode command.)

(Len voluntarily leaves the party’s entourage.)

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CAN BE DONE: From beginning of Episode 34 to end of Episode 35

February 4, 2007. One year after the grim tragedy that involved several people wanting to have their fortunes changed in what was supposed to be Wowowee’s first anniversary.

An employee of the Department of Justice who is very close to Sec. Raul Gonzales is cooking up something to exact his revenge on ABS-CBN, which is crying persecution at the government’s alleged manhandling of the Lopezes.

????: Para masiguro ang pagwasak sa mga Lopez, kailangang unti-untiin ang hakbang. Sisimulan ko ang engrandeng plano sa dalawang bugok na sina Willie Revillame at Charo Santos-Concio! Hindi sila aabot sa Todos los Santos at hindi na rin sila conscious na conscious! Bwahahahaha!!!

He prepares for a spell.

????: Agent of malice, spring forth! Agent of malice, do your bidding and fill this divorced woman’s heart with bloodthirsty hatred against her two main opponents! 71 ghosts of unfortunate, impoverished people, fuse with her to augment the malice! Inqueviaus-difash Ug Karigheauthan Malici!

The woman that he refers to is Liz Almoro, Willie’s ex-wife. Meanwhile, at Balay Kapatiran…

Willie: Para na itong bangungot na pabalik-balik. Ewan ko ba kung ako ang maysala o nadamay lang ako sa nangyari sa Ultra. Ang hirap itong iwaksi sa isipan ko…

Suddenly, he hears a female voice from nowhere.

Female voice: Willie… Willie…
Willie: L-Liz?! Nasaan ka?
Liz’s voice: Heto ka na naman, iniisip pa rin ang Ultra Stampede! Kung sa bagay, ikaw naman talaga ang maysala, at dapat ka talagang mamatay sa kamay ko! Mabuti na lang at nakipaghiwalay ako sa iyo pagkatapos kong malaman ang tulay na kulay mo!
Willie: Porke ba hiwalay tayo, Liz, eh babalikan mo ako?
Liz’s voice: Ikaw ang isa sa mga ugat ng matinding kahirapan! Pinaiikot mo at ng iba pang mga kakuntsaba sa damuhong ABS-CBN ang mga tao sa isang kulto na nagpapanggap na noontime show! Wala talagang nagagawang mabuti ang programa sa “bawat Pilipino” tulad ng laging sinasabi mo! Ikaw… at si Ma’am Charo, na parehong nagsimula ng kultong ito… ay dapat mamatay ng isang milyong beses sa naguumapaw na asupre ng impyerno, gamit ang bago kong lakas! MAGDUSA KA!

A portal that is vastly different from what Viki usually produces then sucks Willie into it amid his screams. Seconds later…

Matthew Luke: Willie?
Hyacinth: Mukhang may dumukot sa kanya! Ireport natin kay Sir Bitag!

The childhood friends then report Willie’s disappearance to Mr. Tulfo, and the latter says…

Mr. Tulfo: Hmmm… alam ko na ever since the Ultra Stampede, there are attempts at retaliatory strikes at Willie and the ABS-CBN management by either some of the survivors or relatives of the casualties or extreme Kapuso fanatics. And… oh!

Mr. Tulfo notices a flashing dot on the map of Metro Manila which is produced on the control center’s main screen.

Mr. Tulfo: Something bad’s happening at the Philsports Arena, na dating tinatawag na Ultra. Investigate the site immediately with a normal party. Understood?
Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: Yes, sir!

(Please form your party. Members indicated with an asterisk are required.)

Battle Members
1. Matthew Luke *
2. Hyacinth *
3. Arcueid
4. Mizuki
5. Pritong Kandule
6. Serika

Entourage
1. Dr. Belo (Support Ability: Rejuvenation — status ailments of every ally in party are automatically healed at the end of battle)
2. Michael V. (Support Ability: Yari Ka! — randomly bring out practical jokes that attack an enemy)
3. Hattori (Support Ability: Doctor’s Rest — some HP is restored to entire party after battle)
4. Kazuma (Support Ability: Bread Gift — enemies always drop Bread along with their normally dropped items)

Mr. Tulfo: Godspeed, everyone.

Our formed allies then head out towards the Philsports Arena via casual commuting (they don’t want to abuse Viki). Once they set foot on the actual spot of the Ultra Stampede…

Matthew Luke: Liz Almoro! Tama nga ang suspetsa namin!
Liz: Mga pakawala ng Kapal-milya, Kapamilyucks, EBS-CBN, at iba pang mga bagay na pantawag sa nakakasulasok na istasyong iyon! Mabuti’t dumating kayo! Pero huli na ang lahat!

Near her are an unconscious Willie and an unconscious Charo, bound together by an invisible rope and encased in a transparent bubble that floats near the ground.

Hyacinth: Willie! Charo! Ililigtas namin kayo!
Liz: Subukan n’yo lang, at sigurado na ang one-way trip sa impyerno ng mga nagpasimuno ng kulto ng Wowowee. At dahil hawak ko ang mga multo ng pitumpu’t-isang nalagas sa trahedyang nangyari sa kinatatayuan natin, sa impyerno rin ang bagsak n’yo.
Hyacinth: Wala ka na bang awa sa dati mong asawa?
Liz: ASAWA? Ha! Balang araw ay magiging SAWA, tapos AWA, tapos WA, tapos W(a). Yun ang nangyari matapos mabulgar ang kabulastugan ng pesteng Willie na iyon. Ako ngayon ay nabubuhay na lang para sa pagsugpo sa mga Lopez at ang mga galamay nila!
Matthew Luke: Kung hindi kita madadaan sa santong usapan, daanin na lang natin sa santong labanan!
Liz: Kung iyon ang gusto ninyo. Ug Karigheauthan Manifuestum Malici!

After gathering the souls of the 71 Ultra stampede victims that she holds into her body to form a potent monster in order to eliminate Willie and Charo once and for all, Liz then charges at the party with a monstrous shout.

A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!

Allies: The ones who you enlisted earlier
Enemy: Malice Liz Almoro (HP: 10,604)

Matthew Luke chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hyacinth named “Osananajimi”. That attack deals 10 hits and 796 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Arcueid chooses to cast Poison Claw on Malice Liz Almoro. That attack deals 620 damage to Malice Liz Almoro. But Malice Liz Almoro is not Poisoned!
Mizuki chooses to cast Hyakuretsu Save on Malice Liz Almoro. That attack deals 639 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Pritong Kandule chooses to cast Bash on Malice Liz Almoro. That attack deals 214 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Serika chooses to cast Apoy1 on Malice Liz Almoro. She deals 585 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Malice Liz Almoro chooses to cast Song of the Night Sparrow on all allies. Pritong Kandule is now Confused.
Matthew Luke chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hyacinth named “Osananajimi”. That attack deals 10 hits and 797 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Arcueid chooses to cast Paralysis Claw on Malice Liz Almoro. That attack deals 690 damage to Malice Liz Almoro. But Malice Liz Almoro is not Stunned!
Mizuki chooses to to cast Kazeha Itsumo Haruichiban on Malice Liz Almoro. That attack deals 959 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Pritong Kandule chooses to attack Matthew Luke due to the Confusion effect. But Matthew Luke deflects the attack!
Serika chooses to cast Yelo1 on Malice Liz Almoro. She deals 584 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Malice Liz Almoro chooses to cast Shark’s Greedy Hand on Pritong Kandule. She deals 242 damage to Pritong Kandule. Pritong Kandule is no longer Confused. 242 pesos is stolen.
Matthew Luke chooses to attack Puncher Orphnoch. He deals 467 damage to Puncher Orphnoch.
Hyacinth chooses to use Nestea on Pritong Kandule. Pritong Kandule’s HP is restored to full.
Arcueid chooses to cast Drain Claw on Malice Liz Almoro. That attack deals 647 damage to Malice Liz Almoro. Arcueid restores 0 HP (since her HP is full).
Mizuki chooses to attack Malice Liz Almoro. She deals 695 damage to Malice Liz Almoro. A critical hit!
Pritong Kandule chooses to cast Magnum Break on Malice Liz Almoro. That attack deals 321 damage to Malice Liz Almoro. Pritong Kandule loses 80 HP.
Serika chooses to cast Yelo1 on Malice Liz Almoro. She deals 583 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Malice Liz Almoro chooses to cast 71 Shattered Dreams on all allies.

Malice Liz Almoro: wASAKIN aNG mGA gANID nA lOPEZ!
The souls of the 71 Ultra stampede victims: WASAKIN! WASAKIN! TAPUSIN! TAPUSIN!

Malice Liz Almoro brings out the ultimate fury of the 71 Ultra stampede casualties for an all-out virtual stampede against all allies. That attack deals 351 damage to each ally. Pritong Kandule is in critical condition.
Matthew Luke chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hyacinth named “Osananajimi”. That attack deals 10 hits and 798 damage to Malice Liz Almoro.
Arcueid chooses to cast Drain Claw on Malice Liz Almoro. That attack deals 646 damage to Malice Liz Almoro. Arcueid restores 323 HP.
Mizuki chooses to defend.
Pritong Kandule chooses to attack Malice Liz Almoro. He deals 563 damage to Malice Liz Almoro. A critical hit!

Malice Liz Almoro: aUGHHH! pA-PAANO nINYO aKO mATATALO… mGA tUTA nG mGA gANID nA lOPEZ… gWAAAHHHH!!! (explodes)

BATTLE WON!

In the monster’s wake lies an unconscious woman. And because the monster is no more, the transparent bubble disappears and Willie and Ma’am Charo, still bound in ropes, are brought down to the ground.

Matthew Luke: Ganid ba talaga… ang mga Lopez?
Hyacinth: Eh bakit natin sinali si Sir Gabby sa ating grupo? Tuloy, nagiging mas kumplikado na ang situwasyon ngayon.
Matthew Luke: Naalala ko tuloy ang sinabi ni Sir Mike dati. Mag-ingat daw tayo sa mga recruits na may hidden agenda.
Hyacinth: Kunsabagay, dapat din tayong maging mapamatyag.
Willie: Ughh…
Ma’am Charo: Tulungan n’yo kami… para kaming binabangungot… ng mga pitumpu’t-isang iyon…
Hyacinth: Tulungan muna natin sila bago pa ang iba!

Two characters than stand behind the party. They were Sanzo and Sandara.

Sandara: Ang mga multong iyon… taglay pa rin nila ang poot sa mga puso nila kahit na lumipas ang isang taon.
Matthew Luke: Sanzo? Sandara?
Sanzo: Sa pagiging desperado sa pag-ahon nila sa kanilang sarili mula sa kadarahupan, unti-unting namumuo ang poot hanggang sa nagiging malakas na kasangkapan sila sa isang karumal-dumal na pagbuo ng halimaw.
Sandara: Kaya dapat pakalmahin at dalhin ang mga espiritung iyon sa kanilang magpakailanman at mahimbing na pagtulog.

The two then perform a combined ritual that will finally bring the 71 ghosts to eternal, tranquil slumber.

One of the souls of the 71 Ultra stampede victims: Salamat. Nagyon lang namin nakikita ang pagkakamali naming mga biktima. Kaya… dapat ding itama ang pamamalakad ng ABS-CBN, bago mahuli ang lahat…

The souls then disappear, and Liz finally awakens.

Liz: W-Willie?
Willie: Liz?

The childhood friends then free Willie and Ma’am Charo from being tied, and then pave the way for the ex-couple to meet again.

Willie: Di ko alam na hahantong pala sa ganito ang ating hiwalayan.
Liz: Pinabayaan ko kasi ang sarili ko na maimpluwensiyahan ng mga diehard Kapuso simula nang magkawalay tayo… hindi pala. Alam ko na may malaki kang pagkakamali, kaya ako nakipaghiwalay sa iyo.
Willie: Alam ko. Habang pinapasaya ko ang mga kapwa ko Pinoy, kinukubli ko ang napakaraming sakit na pinalala pa bawat araw ng mga pang-aasar ni Tandang Joey.
Liz: Sadya ngang nakapangwawasak ang ‘network wars’ na ito, pero buti na lang ay may sumalba sa stin sa mas malaking peligrong magiging dulot nito.
Willie: Oo. Ang mga kasama ko sa Nueva Liga Filipina. Salamat, Matthew Luke at Hyacinth.
Matthew Luke and Hyacinth: Walang anuman.
Ma’am Charo: (a la Maalala Mo Kaya) Sa wakas, ang problema ng 71 pangarap na nawasak sa isang stempede ay natapos na, sa tulong na rin ng Nueva Liga Filipina. Sana ay magsilbi itong leksiyon sa sting lahat, Kapamilya man o Kapuso. Nagmamahal, Charo.

Meanwhile… The DOJ official is angered at the defeat of Liz and plans something more sinister.

????: Ang plano kong durugin sina Willie at Charo ay nabigo! Peste kayong mga sawsawerong Kapalmilya, kung sinuman kayo! Di bale na… sa mga susunod na taon… ang 0 ay magiging higit sa 2… gamit ang device na ito! Bwahahaha! Makukuryente din sila, gamit ang kapangyarihan ni La Greta na kinuha ko nang walang pahintulot! Siguradong unti-unti at napakasakit ang pagbagsak sa mga ganid na Lopez, bilang isang tagapagtanggol ng gobyerno at ng inaaping sambayanang Pilipino! HYAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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CAN BE DONE: After Yeng is recruited
CONDITION: Yeng must be in party

Yeng is just having her break (along with the two childhood friends, of course; they AREN’T stalking her!) at the SM Mall of Asia when she stumbles upon a familiar face.

Familiar face: Yeng-tan?
Yeng: Is that you, Jun?

He’s none other than her fellow Pinoy Dream Academy scholar, Jun Hirano. With him is a brand-new friend of his, Feena Fam Earthlight.

Jun: (slow but sure) I still not good at English or Tagalog, that is why I get her to be my… uh… (in Japanese) what is the word for “someone who translates orally from one language to another”, Feena-san?
Feena: Interpreter.
Jun: Arigato gozaimasu.
Feena: While he has a lot to learn in English and Filipino, he allows me for now to be his interpreter, OK? So… you know Jun-san, too?
Yeng: Yes. I’m Josephine “Yeng” Constantino, a former classmate of his in Pinoy Dream Academy.
Feena: Nice to meet you, Yeng. Oh, by the way, Jun-san desperately wants something. Here, I’ll let him speak of his plight.
Jun: (in Japanese) Please help me look for Aya Hirano, the voice of Haruhi Suzumiya. I’ve learned from a Japanese blog that she is secretly visiting the Philippines in order to convince the local cable anime channel Hero TV to air the show where she stars in.

Feena then interprets Jun’s plight in English.

Yeng: Well, Jun, I never would’ve imagined that a Japanese voice actress will visit the Philippines for such a purpose. But because I’m your friend, I’ll agree to your proposition.

Feena then interprets Yeng’s response in Japanese.

Jun and Feena: (bowing) Thank you.
Yeng: Alright. Let’s search for her… even if this’ll take days.

Yeng, Jun, and Feena (with the two childhood friends following them; their reaction? “Wow! Di namin sukat akalaing magkikita ang tinatawag na… Dos Hiranos!”) then search every nook and cranny of MoA, with five-minute rest periods in between due to the mall’s bigger-than-X-Box size.

Two hours have passed, and nary a shadow of Haruhi’s seiyuu is seen by the group. Just as they are about to call it quits…

Aya Hirano: (in Japanese) Oh! Why are you all so sluggish?
Jun and Feena: (in Japanese) Can’t you tell? We searched this mall for you and only you, Aya Hirano-sama!

The group finally finds the target person near the Ice Skating Rink.

Aya Hirano: (in Japanese) Are you all paparazzis or stalkers?
Jun and Feena: (in Japanese) Obviously we are not! We’re just casual fans of your show, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”!
Aya Hirano: (in Japanese) Well, that’s good to hear. May you please introduce yourselves since I’ve just finished my appointment at Hero TV early and therefore have more time to myself?

The group then begins the character introduction phase.

Aya Hirano: (in Japanese) Good. Now please state your purpose in meeting me, my surname-sake.
Jun: (in Japanese) It’s because… I just want to see you personally, that’s all.
Aya Hirano: (in Japanese) How nice of you. Here, I’ll give you this item. I picked this up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. I don’t know what this… egg-shaped thing really is, but please keep it as a souvenir from me. And save the autographs for later.
Jun: (in Japanese) Thank you, thank you! I don’t need an autograph; all I need is this to remember you by.
Aya Hirano: (in Japanese) Well said, Jun-san. Gotta go for now; I still have much of the Philippines to explore within my three-day limit.
Jun: (in Japanese) May we wish you all the luck. Sayonara.
Aya Hirano: Sayonara.

Jun’s group and the seiyuu then part ways.

Jun: (in Japanese) Well, the meeting was short, but very very sweet! Beats a lengthy yet monotonous interview.

Feena then interprets Jun’s say in English.

Yeng: You’re lucky that you finally got something accomplished, Jun-san. Congrats.

Feena then interprets Yeng’s response in Japanese.

But then, something strange happens. A blinding speck of light comes from Jun’s hand. Another one appears from his shirt pocket.

Feena: Is this some kind of a reaction?
Yeng: Then please tell me what’s in Jun’s shirt pocket, Feena!
Feena: It’s an egg-shaped stone similar to what Aya gave him.

The specks of light then disappear, and Jun is still dumbfounded at this surprising event. Feena then takes a quick look at his hand where he holds the stone.

Feena: (in Japanese) It’s a miracle! That stone you held… has changed form! And the stone that Aya gave you… it’s now in your shirt pocket!
Jun: (in slow but sure English) No, Feena. It’s Kooto Seibaa.
Yeng: Man, what a bland rip-off of an old TV ad…

Jun then whispers something to Feena.

Feena: (whispering) What?! Oh, I get it. (facing Yeng) Yeng, Jun would like to give this… “fused” stone to you as a gesture of friendship. He still has the stone that Aya gave him intact.
Yeng: I dunno how to say this, but… thanks, Jun. I appreciate this.

You got: Futatsu Hirano Materia!

This item gives Yeng the ability to perform a special move called “Dos Hiranos”. Basically, it summons the two Hiranos (Jun and Aya) to increase the entire party’s ATK and INT. The technique is only used once per battle.

The rest of the day ends with Yeng and Jun (and Feena), of course, parting ways.

Matthew Luke: It’s a good thing na magkaibigan pa rin sina Yeng at Jun even after the PDA days.
Hyacinth: But only God knows when will that friendship last as long as ours, Matt. Pero masaya pa rin ako sa kanila, at last.

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CAN BE DONE: From beginning of Episode 20 to end of Episode 21
CONDITION: Ayu, Misuzu, Nikki, Arcueid, Naruto, Katie, Kazuma (entourage) must be in party; any two excessive battle members can be put in entourage (since a max of four members can be put in entourage alongside the six active battle members)

December 9, 2006. The UP-AME (University of the Philippines Anime and Manga Enthusiasts) marks its sixth year of existence by holding a different kind of anime convention. And what do we mean by different? Traditional Japanese matsuri (festival) practices are integrated into the celebrations at Ang Bahay ng Alumni of UP Diliman.

And our friendly neighborhood childhood friends are here, along with some of their allies, to join in the fun.

Matthew Luke: Nakapagdalo kami dati sa mga anime conventions tulad nito, kaya minabuti namin na mag-break muna tayo sa pakikipaglaban.
Hyacinth: After all, all work and no play makes Jack and Jill a dull boy and girl.

And so the party splits up in order for them to enjoy the events without the hassles.

At a corner of the Bahay ng Alumni, Nikki is in a bit of a quandry. It’s because she is surrounded by a mob of rabid Touhou fans.

Touhou fan 1: Reimu! Ikaw ba yan?
Nikki: H-huh?!
Touhou fan 2: Tumakas ka ba mula sa Gensokyo?
Nikki: Anong Gensokyo ang sinasabi n’yo?
Touhou fan 3: Wow! Si Reimu Hakurei pala siya, nagkatawang-tao!
Nikki: Haller! Hindi ako si Reimu Hakurei! Si Nikki Bagaporo ako! Hmph!
Touhou fan 4: Pa-autograph naman, Reimu!
Nikki: Ilang beses ko bang sasabihin sa inyo na hindi ako si Reimu!

She then speeds away from the mob into the female restroom. But then, she hears a voice.

Girl’s voice: Nikki…
Nikki: Ha? Sino ba ang tumatawag sa akin?
Reimu’s voice: Si Reimu ito. Ang totoong Reimu.
Nikki: Ah, ikaw pala.
Reimu’s voice: Nasa Gensokyo ako ngayon, pero nagagawa kong kausapin kita, aking kamukha, mula sa aking kinalalagyan, ang Hakurei Shrine. Alam mo na may mga fanboy na wala na sa katinuan. Kaya, gamit ang aking kapangyarihang isasalin sa iyo, pakalmahin sila.
Nikki: Sige, Reimu.

Two spell cards then materialize in Nikki’s hands.

You got: Spirit Spell Card and Dream Spell Card!

These items give Nikki two special moves.

1. Spirit Sign: Fantasy Seal
Empty out all MP for a powerful all-elemental spell against all enemies. Damage dealt is dependent on the MP expended.

2. Dream Sign: Evil Sealing Circle
Empty out all MP for a powerful holy elemental spell against all enemies. Damage dealt is dependent on the MP expended. Also deals twice the normal damage on demon- and undead-type enemies.

Nikki bravely gets out of the restroom, and then confronts the rabid fanboy mob.

Nikki: Ngayon, patutunayan ko sa inyo na hindi ako si Reimu!

A BATTLE COMMENCES!

Ally: Nikki
Enemies: Rabid Touhou Fanboy x4

Nikki chooses to cast Spirit Sign: Fantasy Seal on all enemies. She deals 657 damage to each enemy. All enemies are KO’d.

BATTLE WON!

Touhou fan 4: Ah… Reimu… tinamaan mo ako ng Fantasy Seal mo… ahhh…
Nikki: Case closed. (winks)

On another corner of the Bahay ng Alumni, seven artists, who collectively call themselves “Nanami”, are busy manning their booth.

Rain (the leader of Nanami): OK, all systems go na tayo.
Orochi Herman & the rest of Nanami: Affirmative.
Rain: Hm, at tawagin mo na rin si Matrixshino kapag wala siyang ginagawa sa ngayon.
Orochi Herman: I believe na minamanage niya muna ang mga WTF Cosplayers dahil siya ang official cameraman nila.
Rain: OK lang. I’m not forcing him.

Ayu, Misuzu, and Arcueid then settle themselves on the booth after some minutes of wandering. That kind of sight has caught the two main guys off-guard.

Rain: Whoa! Nakikita mo ba ang nakikita ko, B1?
Orochi Herman: Ako rin, B2!
Rain & Orochi Herman: Operation… what?
Arcueid (approaching): Mga pogi, hindi tayo nasa “Bananas in Pyjamas”, no? Nasa AME Matsuri tayo!
Orochi Herman: (shakes head quickly) Oh, sorry. Natulala kasi kami nang makita namin kayo.
Rain: Weytaminit, kapeng mainit. Sigurado ba kayo na kayo ang totoong Arcueid Brunestud, Ayu Tsukimiya, at Misuzu Kamio; at hindi basta-basta mga cosplayer?
Misuzu: Gao! Kami ang tunay na mga karakter at wala nang iba!
Arcueid: Kahit itanong ninyo sa iba…
Ayu: …alam nila na hindi kami mga impostor!

The three pose with some bright, sparkly background.

Rain: Hmm, kumbinsing. You three are the genuine article, ne? So, meron kaming itatanong sa inyo.
Orochi Herman: Paano kayo napadpad dito sa Pilipinas? Alam na namin na bahagi kayo ng isang grupong nagngangalang Nueva Liga Filipina.

The three then narrate their experiences from their warping to the Philippines up to the end of the network war.

Rain: Sounds too good to be true.
Orochi Herman: Well, from all of us at Nanami, congratulations sa inyong tatlo sa pagpigil sa isa na namang sakit-sa-ulong kaguluhan.
Arcueid: Walang anuman.
Rain: Pero, meron kaming surpresa sa inyo. At hindi sa bibigyan namin kayo ng anumang masama.
Orochi Herman: Alam na kasi namin kung paano ninyo pinagpaguran ang mga ginawa ninyo para sa ating bansa. So, you three deserve something good.
Ayu: Ano iyon?
Rain: Custom-made equipment na hiyang na hiyang sa inyo. And best of all, they’re free. Sige, tanggapin ninyo.
Misuzu: Maraming, maraming salamat po. Gao! (makes V-sign)

You got: Valentine Amulet!

An amulet that simulates the transformation powers of the members of the Valentine vampire family. Being an accessory equippable only by Arcueid, it allows her to transform into Red Arcueid (permanent Berserk effect in battle) or Neko-Arcueid (stats are halved, but special abilities are enhanced) at set game intervals via biorhythm.

You got: Miniaturized Boga!

A miniaturization of the boga, a PVC pipe cannon that uses denatured alcohol to generate an exploding noise if triggered by the incendiary fuse (usually a lighter). Unlike its regular counterpart, it won’t be banned this New Year. Being an accessory equippable only by Ayu, it allows her to perform an attack called Pachelbel’s Cannon if she is in critical status. The activation of that attack is similar to Final Fantasy 6’s Desperation Attacks (i.e., she may perform that attack randomly if she selects the “Attack” command).

You got: Relm’s Brush!

Brush once used by Relm Arrowny in her sketches. Being an accessory equippable only by Misuzu, it enhances the effects of her special ability, Illustrated Diary.

Arcueid: Sige. Mauuna kami. Goodbye and good luck sa inyo!
Orochi Herman: May you all enjoy the rest of the convention!

The clock then ticks to around 4:30 pm, and the cosplay contest is about to start.

Naruto, Katie, and Kazuma are amazed by the cosplayers (81 individual, approx. 15 group) who make their mark on the stage. The fans who approach the three are now calmer and more composed, thanks to what Nikki did to some rabid fans earlier.

Naruto: Ayan, sige! Pagbutihin ninyo, mga gumagaya sa akin! (Eh bakit wala ni isa sa mga iyon ang nag-Sexy no Jutsu? Dahil ba may mas daring na mga Bible Black cosplayers na katapat nila?)
Katie: Wow! Ang kyut-kyut ng mga gumagaya sa iyo, Mirmo!
Mirmo: Oo, tama ka, pero walang makakatalo sa orig!
Kazuma: Hindi ko sukat akalain na makikita ko ang isang gumagaya kay Pierrot! Pwes, ihahain ko ang lahat ng mga cosplayers ng mainit na pandesal para sa mga pinagdaanan nilang hirap!

As day turns into night, Matt and co., as well as all other convention attendees, enjoy the several other things being furnished at the festival. (And who would miss the other giveways that won’t be mentioned here due to the sheer length of the text of this sidequest?)

At 10 pm, AME Matsuri is brought to a close. The end of the festival is made even more special with fireworks displays. At this time, our heroes assemble to watch the fireworks together.

Hyacinth: Sabi nila, mas masarap panoorin ang fireworks display kapag meron kang kasamang malapit sa puso mo.
Ayu, Misuzu, Arcueid, Katie: Buti ka pa, Hyacinth. Eh kami…
Nikki: Hoy, tama na ang inggit. Hindi pa naman ito katapusan ng mundo, no?
Naruto: At siguradong maraming sasabog na mga paputok ngayong papalapit na ang New Year!
Kazuma: Kungsabagay, kung namimiss ninyo talaga ang mga minamahal ninyo, huwag kayong mag-alala pa.
Matthew Luke: After all, absence makes the love grow stronger. So hope for the bset, everyone! Marami pa tayong gagawin, then we can all safely go back to where we came.
The rest: Awright!

And thus, the festival (and this sidequest) ends here.

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Welcome to the brand-new portion of SNW, the sidequests. Here, you will see the quests that are not fully related to the story, but still give some characters more depth. First things first: after the title, you will see “CAN BE DONE:”, followed by a certain event. That means the sidequest can be performed before/after/within a certain point of the main story. In some cases, there are also conditions to be met before doing the sidequest.

CAN BE DONE: After Sanzo and Michael V. are recruited
CONDITION: Sanzo and Michael V. (entourage) must be in party

One day, Matt and Hyacinth decide to watch a movie. This time, they go to SM North Edsa. With them are Sanzo and Michael V.

Matthew Luke: Hmm… wala namang magandang panonoorin.
Hyacinth: Wala bang iba dyan? Sawa na ako sa mga paulit-ulit na istorya.
Michael V.: Mga p’re, sandali lang.
Sanzo: Hm?
Michael V.: Meron akong napansin, eh.
Matthew Luke: Ano?
Michael V.: Itong poster, o.

The party looks at the poster.

Hyacinth: Ngayong nabanggit mo iyan, eh…
Michael V.: Kilalang-kilala ko ang tao doon sa poster.
Sanzo: Ah, si Jun Watarase, no?
Michael V.: Tumpak! Siya ay isang tinatawag na “trap.”
Matthew Luke: Trap?
Michael V.: Tingnan n’yo. Mukha siyang babae, ang kilos ay babae, pati ang boses ay babae. Pero ang totoo… siya’y lalaki.
Hyacinth: Yikes!
Michael V.: Marami na ang “nabitag” sa kanya, kaya hayun ang tawag sa kanya. Trap.
Matthew Luke: Teka… bakit kilalang-kilala mo siya in the first place?
Michael V.: Alam mo ba ang “Happiness!”? Iyon ang H-game/anime na pinagmulan ni Jun. Napanood ko na ang anime, pero di ko pa nalalaro ang original game nito. Pero, naging inspirasyon ko siya sa kinokompose ko ngayong kanta.
Sanzo: Sige, kantahin mo na ang ginagawa mong kanta.

Bitoy clears his throat, and then he sings a portion of his song.

“Hindi ako, di ako bakla
Sa boses pa lang di mo ba halata
Pag di ka tumigil sa pagsasalita
Sasampalin kita…
Hindi ako bakla!”

After Bitoy is done with his singing, the poster suddenly speaks.

Poster’s voice: Hi~!
Matthew Luke: Ugh! Nagsasalita ang poster?!
Hyacinth: O baka si Jun iyon?
Poster’s voice: Oo~! Ako nga si Jun!
Michael V.: Hindi ako makapaniwala! Nandoon ka rin lang pala sa poster?!
Jun: Oo. Pero hindi rin ako magtatagal sa poster. Kailangan may kumupkop sa akin na isang summoner.
Sanzo: Kung summoner rin lang naman ang habol mo, nandyan na ako.
Jun: Mahusay~! Sige, kung kailangan mo ng tulong ko, wag mag-alinlangang tumawag sa akin, ha? Babantayan ko kayo, mga pogi~!

The poster suddenly vanishes, and afterwards a staff is dropped on the floor. Sanzo picks it up.

You got: Happiness Staff!

This item allows Sanzo to summon Jun Watarase in battle.

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