There’s still some more extras that pop up after finishing the Tea Party.
The first appears on the main menu as “???”. Welcome to the Tea Party of those who are not human reads the description.
Hah, the music is like Ghosts n Stuff.
Damn, R07 went all-out with the special effects.
“…What sort of black tea shall I prepare next? Allow me to display every refined tea that ever was and ever shall be.”
“…Dried plum black tea. The kind at 200 yen a pack.”
Incidentally, Furuderika’s old-school sprite is much better, IMO, although I’m not going to make a gif using it when I can crib from others, because internet.
Beatrice and Bernkastel apparently have some bad blood.
“*cackle*cackle*! For a thousand years, I have been fond of black tea, but I did not know of such a thing. I will never tire of living in this world.”
“…Beato. You don’t have to display such hostility. I am just a wandering witch. I didn’t come with the intention of violating the rules of your territory.”
“*cackle*cackle*, there is not even a sliver of hostility. I am just terribly concerned about seeing that the legendary witch, Lady Bernkastel, is well attended to.”
“…You misunderstand. I am powerless. Before a witch such as you, who possesses the dreadful power to kill an individual a hundred times, I am completely powerless.”
“That a powerless Lady Witch like you possesses a power that none can approach is what is truly terrifying. After all, that Great Witch, Lady Lambdadelta, was dethroned by you alone.”
Incidentally, I wonder if Bernkastel takes offense to Beatrice’s saying she likes this existence.
“…I only won an endurance contest. She simply got tired.”
“That is not what Lady Lambdadelta said though. *cackle*cackle*cackle*, too much humility can be unseemly, Lady Bernkastel.”
At this, Bernkastel teleports to the side, seemingly to talk to us.
“……That girl has a dreadful power. …………The power to kill an individual ‘without fail’. However, ‘without fail’ doesn’t exist in this world. No matter how many times you divide 1, you can never reach zero. That girl has the power to bring the odds of failure down to ‘almost exactly zero’… the power to give rise to ‘almost perfect certainty’. ……I hope I never have to fight such a terrifying witch again.”
Beatrice overhears, though.
“However, you have the power to cause success without fail, ‘as long as the odds are not zero’. ……Although you say ‘without fail’ doesn’t exist in this world, you possess an infallible power yourself. ……How very terrifying, *cackle*cackle*cackle*…!”
“…The power to kill an individual ‘endlessly’…I think you’re the more terrifying one.”
“Such jests. From your point of view, mine is but a trifling power. This is most certainly what one would call empty praise.”
Hmm. Could Lambadelta be referring to Takano, or is this someone in the Umineko universe?
“……Call it flattery to make up for the cost of staying here. …I am a fleeing traveler who crosses the Fragments continually running from boredom. ……I simply came around because I’d heard that you’d started something interesting. Have no doubts that I will choose to leave as soon as you are no longer interesting.”
“*cackle*cackle*! I, Beatrice, am deeply and humbly delighted to have the great Lady Bernkastel as an observer. *cackle*cackle*! And so, your impression?”
“Lambdadelta is terrifying because of her cruelty… however, she is a girl I can understand. You do seem to possess affection, but I can’t understand you at all. That’s why you’re much more terrifying than her.”
This is a good point and frankly, whoever Bernkastel dislikes I don’t like, so screw you, Beatrice.
“*cackle*cackle*cackle*! I am fickle by nature. Do forgive me. Besides, I believe you also enjoy trusting your fate to the roll of fickle dice, right, Lady Bernkastel?”
“…When I roll the dice, I have a roll I clearly want to get. Unlike you. You, on the other hand, never let the dice fall from your hand. So, whatever the roll might have been, you’re never disappointed. Whatever roll the dice show you, you are satisfied ‘without fail’. ………In that sense, you far surpass me. ………You’re one I really don’t want to fight with. Inside of you, there’s nothing but zero. That’s why I can’t win against you with my power. …The worst compatibility. ……Perhaps Lambdadelta, on the other hand, has a good compatibility against you. Since she would be able to kill your ‘endless’.”
This is an interesting way of putting it.
“*cackle*cackle*, *cackle*cackle*cackle*! Oh yes, witches truly are the best people to drink black tea with. One doesn’t get bored. *cackle*cackle*!”
“Then, I’m relieved. Boredom is the only poison that can kill me. So, don’t kill me, alright? Lady Beatrice, Endless Witch.”
“If such is your wish, I, Beatrice, shall show you an even better time. In that case, wouldn’t it be best if I brought the next chessboard in right away? It seems that the next tale would do more for you than a refill of black tea.”
“Just wait for a moment. *cackle*cackle*!”
With Beatrice MIA, Bernkastel takes another opportunity to turn to the camera.
……..something troublesome seems to have taken a liking to you. I’d really like to lend you my power, but, as you just heard, that girl’s power and mine have a very bad compatibility. Unfortunately.
But you really are pitiful, so I’ll help you out just a bit.
First of all, about that girl. She does have the name Beatrice, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she is ‘one individual woman.’
See what I mean? In other words, she’s not some human. Her existence is a personification of the rules of this world. To beat her, you have to expose the rules of this world and unravel them.
For example, this can be likened to learning the rules of chess by watching a game. First, take a good look at the chessboard. Then, learn the movements and roles of the pieces. Then, look for the conditions required to win at her game. When you’ve managed to reveal all of these things, her heart will be exposed. After that, you can rip it apart or crush it as you please.
…I am being quite generous. In the past, when I had a human body, it took me a hundred years to notice even this much.
This is a meager farewell gift to you, the pitiful one captured by Beato. It’s just like a spoon. A spoon can be used for more than just drinking soup. You can use it to dig through the prison you’re locked in, or as a weapon to gouge the witch’s eyes out. Of course, you can also use the spoon to continually sip the watery soup inside your eternal prison.
That’s some meta shit.
Don’t get the wrong idea. I have no intention of becoming your ally. I do feel empathy for you, but I won’t help you. It’s like I’m sitting in front of the television yelling at you on the other side, even though my voice won’t reach you.
SO, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT I AM A WITCH, RIGHT?
I HEAR YOU DON’T WORRY
I intend to enjoy this endless tale that Beato is going to weave until I tire of it. But that alone won’t hold my interest. That’s why I’ll lend you my power. It’s all so that I don’t get tired of this.
I am the cruelest witch in the world. Whoever the opponent may be, I’ll certainly make them surrender. Even if it’s Beatrice, the Endless Witch, alright…?
You are my game piece. Give it your best shot.
I WILL I PROMISE
I’ll give you advice sometimes, out of her sight. Don’t bore me, okay?
She giggles, and so our witchy tea party ends.
Finishing this unlocks the next route as well as some extra extras — a “Tips” menu is now on the main screen (and a fancy new aquatic background!).
The first new TIP is called “The Witch’s Game Record,” and it’s the list of everyone’s fates from the epilogue. Since you saw it already, no need to reproduce it here.
Next is “Winchester M1894 Sawed off,” a description of the weapon Natsuhi uses.
A sawed-off custom version of a rifle manufactured during the golden age of Winchesters. This special model more than makes up for its shorter lethal range by its portability and old-time cool factor. It can even be fired as quickly as a pistol if one works the lever action skillfully enough. Furthermore, any true lover of old western dramas can’t help but be attracted to the one-handed reload made possible by its characteristic lever handle. To match with Kinzo’s personal preferences, it was made to handle .45 long-colt bullets. The gun holds 4+1 shots.
I have no feelings about this.
Finally, there’s “The Seven Stakes of Purgatory.”
Stakes containing the seven magics that represent the seven deadly sins. In accordance with their user’s orders, they bury themselves into the desired location of the desired target with perfect accuracy. Because they flit about at ultra-high speeds and change their trajectories at will by bouncing off walls and the like, they have no blind spots, and will hit their targets without fail no matter what form of cover they might be hiding behind. Furthermore, it is possible to change the force they hit with depending on the part of the body at which they strike.
They are extremely powerful as weapons, but they cannot target pure people who have not committed one of the seven deadly sins or people who have a strong resistance to magical power.
Finally, there are some interesting changes to the character profiles.
Interesting, although there’s not much to say at this point. As I said last time, there’s some indications the Golden Land isn’t so holy, but that’s all they are right now… just indications.
Beatrice also gets a profile:
As does Bernkastel:
So! A lot of information, but not quite enough to be more than interesting hints.
I look forward to teaming up with Furuderika in the future.