An item summon event to rank up and fully panel a free four star Vouivre that lasted for two weeks, starting on June 21, 2021.
> An underground facility somewhere in the city, similar to the entrance of the Aura Gate...
Demon 1 (Vouivre): What? No way!
Demon 2 (Vouivre): *Laugh*
> A group of demons make pleasant conversation...
Man 1: Those?
Man 2: 3, 4... Plenty to go around... You sure we're all good?
Man 3: No problem. Just do what I say and you'll be rich bastards in no time.
Man 3: But do exactly as I say.
Man 2: Yes, boss!
Man 3: ...We all in position? Just like we planned.
Man 1: Copy.
Man 3: ...!
> The man throws something into the group of demons.
Demon 1 (Vouivre): ...? What's this...?
> The area goes white...
Demon 1 (Vouivre): *Scream*
Demon 2 (Vouivre): W-What?! I can't see...
Man 3: Go! Everyone go!!
Demon 1 (Vouivre): *Groan*
Man 1: Shit, I still can't see anything!
Demon 1 (Vouivre): Huh?! Who are you?!
Demon 2 (Vouivre): No, stop!
Man 4: Got it!
Man 2: Me too!
Demon 3 (Vouivre): That flash of light...
Demon 3 (Vouivre): Girls? What happened? Someone say something!
Man 1: Hey! Got another one here!
Man 2: Don't lose it! Get the gem before it regains its sight!
Demon 3 (Vouivre): !!
> The demon flies high into the air!
Man 2: Damn, we're too late... It's gone.
Demon 1 (Vouivre): Who are you people?! Everyone...!
Man 4: I guess you can't fight back as long as we have these.
Man 2: It's very interesting. You'll listen to anything we say now, right?
Demon 1 (Vouivre): B-but...
Demon 3 (Vouivre): Wait, they stole everyone's garnets...?!
Man 1: Screw it. Hey, boss! We're using the demons!
Man 3: ...Copy. But stay sharp.
Man 3: I don't care if the demon dies as long as the gems are unblemished.
Demon 3 (Vouivre): !!
Man 1: Copy that!
> The man summons a host of demons.
Demon (Ooze): *Glub*
Demon (Melchom): *Snicker*
Demon (Mokoi): *Chuckle*
Demon 3 (Vouivre): Demons... I see, they're summoners.
Demon 3 (Vouivre): There's... So many. I can't do this alone...
Demon 3 (Vouivre): ...!
Man 2: Gah...! Where the hell did it go?!
Man 3: Go after it! Let's get its gem and get outta here!
Demon 3 (Vouivre): Everyone, please hold on... I'll come back with help!
Demon 3 (Vouivre): I'm not letting these despicable humans get their way!
> Outside in the city...
Man 2: Shit, can't find it...
Man 1: What now? It's already been two days!
Man 1: Doesn't matter. Summon another demon and get searching.
Man 2: But if we summon too many demons around here it might be...
Man 1: Just do it! You're such a pain...!
> A summoning takes place...
Demon (Orthrus): *Growl*
Demon (Decarabia): Oh, hunting demons again are we.
Man 1: Alright then. Go find that...
Vince: Hey, we're right on time.
Honey: Finding them on the first day has to mean our luck is pretty good right now.
Man 1: ...Hm?
Vince: Hey, pal. Care to explain why you're summoning demons in public like this?
Jeng Yun: There were traces of summoning all around here too.
Jeng Yun: That was you, correct?
Man 2: Well, well... Here they are. The Liberators!
Man 1: Let's dance... Demons! Go!
Honey: Honey was just politely asking what you were up to. So rude!
Vince: He might be feeling guilty. Getting pissed during questioning usually means that.
Jeng Yun: Then let's get ready too! Devil Download!
> Time passes...
Honey: Yeah! We won!
Honey: Haha, yay! High five, Rookie!
CHOICE: Piece of cake.
Honey: Everything's easy when Honey's around.
END OF CHOICE
Honey: But what were they up to though...?
Honey: Even when we tried asking, Jeng Yun just ended up choking him out.
Jeng Yun: I may've overdone it. I apologize.
Vince: It's all good. It's his fault for struggling so much.
Vince: An ex-Acolyte with probably nothing worth saying either.
Jeng Yun: An ex-Acolyte... Really?
Vince: Yeah. He summoned just like an Acolyte would.
Vince: But for now, let's take care of this trash...
> Somewhere nearby...
Demon (Vouivre): ...As long as I can stay hidden like this, things might work out.
Demon (Vouivre): But who were those summoners? They didn't look like backup or anything.
Demon (Vouivre): Anyways. Managed to lose those other humans at least.
Demon (Vouivre): And now I need to figure out how to get our gems back...
Demon (Vouivre): ...! I wonder if they can be useful.
Demon (Vouivre): They look strong and might be able to deal with the humans back at the den, steal back our garnets and save everyone.
Demon (Vouivre): And we can get rid of them afterwards...!
Demon (Vouivre): Plus... Those machines. They look like the source of their power too.
> Back to the Liberators...
Jeng Yun: Then let's do that. I'll let everyone back home know.
(Player Name): ...?
> Something strange catches your eye, and a shadow dives down to attack Jeng Yun!
CHOICE: Jeng Yun!
CHOICE: Watch out!
> Both choices lead to the same conclusion.
END OF CHOICE
Jeng Yun: *Wince*
> Jeng Yun tries to counter with an arm block.
> The shadow latches onto his arm, hesitates and decides to fly away.
Vince: It gave up. You okay?
Jeng Yun: Don't worry about me. However...
Jeng Yun: It took my phone.
Demon (Vouivre): ...
Honey: A demon that steals phones? That's a new one.
Honey: Maybe it's that other guy's friend?
Vince: They could be. I won't deny that possibility.
Demon (Vouivre): ...You need this, don't you?
Demon (Vouivre): If you want it back in one piece, do as I say!
Vince: A demon making demands on a Dx2? Who the hell do you think you are?
Demon (Vouivre): ...
> The demon uses her talon-like feet to slowly crush Jeng Yun's phone.
Vince: Hey, slow down. You're gonna kill the hostage before making any demands?
Jeng Yun: What do you want?
Demon (Vouivre): Humans suddenly intruded into my den. Our den.
Demon (Vouivre): My friends were captured by them.
Demon (Vouivre): Do something about them and save my friends.
Honey: Wow. Wasn't expecting that twist.
Vince: So those guys were looking for her.
Jeng Yun: Humans invading your home... I see.
Vince: And you're using humans to get rid of other humans.
Vince: And if we say no?
Demon (Vouivre): ...I'll smash this thing to bits.
Demon (Vouivre): (This is the source of their power, so they have to say yes!)
Jeng Yun: ...Okay. We'll help you.
Demon (Vouivre): !!
Vince: Hey, Jeng Yun...!
Jeng Yun: The summoning app is still shrouded in mystery, but Shiang Sun said this; even if the app is downloaded onto a new phone, there's no way to know if you'll get the same demons back from before.
Jeng Yun: We should make sure these machines aren't put in too much danger.
Jeng Yun: Thank you for understanding!
CHOICE: Time for a surprise attack.
Honey: ...I don't think so, Rookie.
Vince: Yeah. Even before we summon any demons, she'll destroy Jeng Yun's phone.
END OF CHOICE
Jeng Yun: And if the Acolytes are involved, we'll need to investigate anyways.
Vince: Alright, fine...
Jeng Yun: That settles it. Please lead us to your den.
Demon (Vouivre): Okay, follow me...
> Outside a warehouse...
Honey: Is this it?
Honey: It looks manmade. Seems strange for a demon to make this their home.
Vouivre: It's not like I live here.
Vouivre: It's a facility that people have long since abandoned.
Vouivre: I don't know what its original purpose was...
Vouivre: Anyways, it goes deeper underground. That's where the den is.
Jeng Yun: Vouivre, why did you choose to take us here?
Vouivre: They scattered everywhere.
Vince: Scattered? So they're just another bunch of idiots.
Vouivre: But listen. Don't try anything weird.
Vouivre: I'll fight too, but need to keep watch at the same time.
Vouivre: I'll destroy this machine if you do decide to do something stupid.
Vince: Hey, Jeng Yun.
Jeng Yun: Yes, Vince?
Vince: We can handle the demons.
Vince: We need you to get ahold of one of the Dx2.
Vince: They need to be conscious too. You up for it?
Jeng Yun: ...Yes. I'll give it a try.
> Later, inside...
Dx2: Dammit! Let me go! Who the hell are you all?
Jeng Yun: Please don't struggle. Or we'll have to make it more painful for you.
Vince: How'd things go on your end?
CHOICE: All good.
CHOICE: Got them all.
> Both choices lead to the same conclusion.
END OF CHOICE
Vouivre: I had a feeling, but you're all pretty strong.
Vouivre: Even when there were three of them.
Vince: We've got the numbers and the power, so they've got no chance.
Vince: But now it's time for some fun interrogating.
Vince: Now... Let's start with why you attacked this demon's den.
Vince: Not talking, eh. I guess you don't get it yet...
Vince: I don't actually need you, specifically.
Vince: Even if you don't talk, your other friends might.
Vince: Doesn't matter who talks as long as one of you actually does.
Vince: We've got no use for you otherwise.
Vince: We can be a bit more "persuasive" too if it gets your friends to talk.
Vince: ...An ex-Acolyte would know what I mean, right?
Dx2: *Quiver* You're gonna kill me...?!
Honey: When Vince is like this, that's a distinct possibility.
Honey: He's also really impatient, so you might want to decide fast.
Honey: He gave this one guy ten seconds to act, but pulled the trigger after two!
Honey: He's really a bad guy you know.
Dx2: F-fine, I'll talk! Shit, it's not worth dying for...
Vince: Ha, who's the villain now?
CHOICE: Murder is bad.
Vince: He's talking. I'm not doing anything.
END OF CHOICE
Vince: So? Tell us why you attacked this demon's den.
Dx2: G-gems! The gems on these demons' foreheads.
Dx2: The boss said they're worth a fortune!
Dx2: He said that our wishes would come true too.
Dx2: And we get an advance for what we succeed in taking.
Jeng Yun: So you attacked these Vouivre out of greed and selfish desires.
Dx2: Ah... Aaahhhh! We did! So what?!
Dx2: I finally have a power that normal people don't!
Dx2: Plus, it's not like it's illegal to steal from demons!
Dx2: Others might've come to exterminate them anyways!
Vouivre: ...! You...!
Vouivre: Normally, I'd kill you right now... But I'll bide my time.
Vouivre: Where are our gems? Answer me!
Vouivre: Say it!
Dx2: *Wince* The boss has all of them...
Dx2: I can't tell you where he is though. He'd kill me.
Dx2: You got what you can from me! Please just don't kill me...
Vince: ...Then I'll make you a deal.
Dx2: ...A deal?
Vince: Tell us where your boss and other friends are.
Vince: If you do that and after we deal with your boss, we'll give you some gems in return.
Vince: If we end up the ones in trouble, just say you didn't tell us anything.
Vince: That way you'll be safe... Right?
Dx2: ...You're not fucking with me, yeah?
Vince: Of course.
Dx2: Fine... I accept.
Vouivre: (Without the garnets, we'll be...)
Vouivre: (But... I still need their help...)
Vouivre: (I need to wait and see what happens.)
Jeng Yun: ...
Vince: Got some good dirt.
Vince: Their boss has everything locked up in storage somewhere.
Vince: Another one of his goons has the key.
Honey: So that means... We have to find the one with the key.
Jeng Yun: Vince, wait.
Jeng Yun: About that deal you made, were you being serious?
Jeng Yun: It's not good to take advantage of a situation like that.
Vince: Relax. I never said anything about the gems they stole.
Vince: I said "some gems", but not specifically which.
CHOICE: What do you mean?
Honey: Oh, Rookie doesn't get it either?
Jeng Yun: ...I don't understand. This is more complicated than I thought.
END OF CHOICE
Honey: *Snicker* Vince has a way with words.
Vince: I'm still not sure how, but these guys stole a bunch of regular gems too.
Vince: Their pockets were full of them.
Vince: We'll just give some of those to that guy in the end.
Jeng Yun: Oh, I see.
Jeng Yun: But if those gems were also stolen, it seems wrong to just give them away.
Vince: Then he get crap. Just say it was all a lie.
Jeng Yun: Lying is also bad.
Vince: Dammit. What the hell do you want me to do?!
Vince: Anyways, let's get going.
Vouivre: (I'm glad I waited earlier.)
Vouivre: (But humans really can't be trusted.)
Vouivre: (Doesn't matter if it's the greedy garnet thieves, or the ones I've forced into helping me here.)
> Inside another warehouse...
Vince: There we go. This section looks clear.
Honey: I wouldn't expect anything less, Vince.
Vince: Of course, Honey.
Vince: If they're all this weak, it doesn't matter how many there are.
Honey: Yeah, you might be right!
Dx2: How did you find this place? There's plenty of other storerooms...
Honey: Do you really want to know?
Honey: We won't tell you. You're Honey's enemy!
Vince: Hmm... This is the key? I'll be taking that.
Dx2: And you know about the key... Shit.
Jeng Yun: But no Vouivre garnets anywhere.
Jeng Yun: I guess their boss really has all of them.
Jeng Yun: ...Vouivre?
> Vouivre sees a group of other Vouivre cowering in fear after losing their garnets...
Vouivre 2: *Groan*
Vouivre 3: *Pant*
Honey: They look... Like they're in pain.
Jeng Yun: These are your friends that were captured?
Jeng Yun: Vouivre, can I ask you something?
Vouivre: ...! W-what? The garnets. Where are the garnets?!
Jeng Yun: We haven't found any yet.
Vouivre: Oh... But you managed to get the key, right?
Vouivre: We need to hurry. Before it's too late...
Jeng Yun: Vouivre, wait!
Vouivre: What? Don't try and buy time.
Vouivre: I can destroy your precious machine whenever...
Jeng Yun: No, it's not that...
Jeng Yun: Before we continue, I thought we should help the other Vouivre.
Jeng Yun: Heal them maybe, if that's alright?
Jeng Yun: They look weakened.
Jeng Yun: We can't just leave them like this.
Jeng Yun: You can destroy my phone if you see me doing anything weird...
Vince: Jeng Yun, why...?
Jeng Yun: It's okay. We just need to heal them a little bit.
Jeng Yun: Right?
Vince: *Sigh* I'll never get people like you.
Jeng Yun: What do you think, Vouivre?
Vouivre: Well... Um...
Vouivre: T-there's no way for me to heal them...
Vouivre: We'd all be grateful if you did though...
Jeng Yun: Then let's do it. Now... Honey, will you lend me a hand?
Honey: You got it!
> Honey summons a demon that begins to heal the Vouivre.
Honey: Hm...? Something's wrong.
Vince: It's working, but not very well.
Honey: It's like there's a leak or something.
Vouivre: That should be fine for now. They look a little better. Besides...
Vouivre: There's not much point.
Honey: What do you mean?
Vouivre: If the garnet on a Vouivre's forehead is stolen, they get weaker and weaker...
Vouivre: ...and ultimately die.
Vouivre: If they don't get their garnets back, in time they'll all...
Jeng Yun: !!
Jeng Yun: Why didn't you tell us this earlier...?
Vouivre: (I can't tell any humans that...)
Vouivre: I never got the chance to...
Vouivre: If we hurry and get them back, it'll all be for the better, but if they get away, it's all over...
Jeng Yun: I understand. We need to hurry then.
Jeng Yun: We can't let your efforts go to waste!
Jeng Yun: We need to find this boss and kick his butt!
Vouivre: Uh, I mean... T-thank you...?
Jeng Yun: I'm sure you'd do the same for us!
Vouivre: (I don't understand... What's he planning?)
Vouivre: (I can't wrap my head around what he's saying...)
Vince: Anyways, we have a time limit now.
Vince: We gotta go now and find these guys' boss.
> The Liberators head for the storeroom's exit...
> Vouivre kneels down to console her brethren.
Vouivre: I'm going to go take back all of your garnets.
Vouivre: Just hold on for a little bit longer.
Vouivre 2: B-be careful... Humans can't be trusted...
Vouivre 2: Their niceness is all just an act.
Vouivre 2: They'll take your garnet when you let your guard down...!
Vouivre: When I let my guard down...
Vouivre 2: If your garnet is stolen, we'll all die.
Vouivre 2: Don't ever let your guard down. You're our only hope.
Vouivre: Yeah... Okay. Leave it to me.
Vouivre 2: *Nod* Stay safe...
Jeng Yun: Are you okay?
Vouivre: *Nod* I think so. We need to hurry.
Jeng Yun: Yes, let's go!
Vouivre: (Now I get it. Why there were being so nice...)
Vouivre: (They wanted me to let my guard down by being friendly to me.)
Vouivre: (That's why they helped me and tried to heal everyone...)
Vouivre: (These despicable humans. They won't fool me that easily.)
> The storeroom door opens after removing its rather sturdy lock.
> Inside the dusty room, one man waited for the visitors to approach.
> In the corners, weakened Vouivre were huddled together in fear.
Dx2 (Man 3): Just when I lost contact with the others, the one that got away comes crawling back.
Dx2: I didn't think you'd have the Liberators with you though.
Dx2: I'm guessing the rest are done for.
Jeng Yun: You know about the Liberators?
Dx2: Duh, I used to be an Acolyte. You're my worst enemy.
Vouivre: You're the last one.
Vouivre: Give back our garnets and get the hell out of here!
Vouivre: If you don't, I'll get everyone else to attack you at once!
Dx2: What? You...
Dx2: *Laugh* Hey, she took your phone!
Dx2: Hilarious! You can enslave her by taking her gem, but instead she takes your phone and makes you do her bidding.
Jeng Yun: Enslave her? I don't understand.
Dx2: Wait. You didn't even know that?
Dx2: Now I get it... And you were just innocently playing along.
Dx2: These gems are worth an absolute fortune.
Dx2: Apparently these grant your wish or something too. But there's more.
Dx2: Taking their gems lets you enslave them.
Vince: We had no idea.
Vince: That's probably not something she ever would've told us.
Vince: I mean this world's full of bad guys like you and me.
Dx2: Regardless. Wouldn't anyone steal these gems if they had this knowledge?
Dx2: They'd kill you in a fight, but if you can enslave them it's a moot point.
Dx2: They're worth a fortune on their own too. Gotta get as many as you can.
Jeng Yun: A Vouivre that has its garnet taken away is weakened and will eventually die.
Jeng Yun: Did you know that?
Dx2: Oh? I know... But what about it?
Dx2: I just want the gems and not these snake bitches.
Dx2: If they curl up and die too then that's just two birds with one stone.
Dx2: If they got their gems back, I'd be in for a world of hurt too so...
Vouivre: You... Piece of shit!!
> Vouivre flies towards the Dx2 in a fit of rage!
> The Dx2 throws something right in front of Vouivre.
> A white light fills the room.
Vince: Ugh, that flash...
Honey: It's too bright... I can't see...
> Everyone's vision slowly begins to recover...
Jeng Yun: ...! Vouivre!
Dx2: What a dumbass.
Dx2: This must be your first time seeing this, yeah?
Dx2: We used this during the initial raid.
Vince: He took it while she was blinded.
Vince: I guess he was goading her into attacking.
Dx2: Give me that phone.
> Vouivre hands Jeng Yun's phone to the Dx2.
Dx2: Don't move. Or I'll have her attack you.
Dx2: But if you end up killing her, that works too, so I guess do whatever you want.
Honey: This is the worst piece of crap we've seen in awhile... I want to kick his ass!
Dx2: Hahaha! Too bad!
Dx2: If you took her garnet and made her your slave, things might've turned out differently.
Jeng Yun: That's it...
CHOICE: Jeng Yun?
Jeng Yun: I'm going in. Please back me up if he summons any demons.
Vince: We can't really stop you so...
Honey: Beat the crap out of him, Jeng Yun!
Honey: Honey hates him more than pigs that haven't been slaughtered yet!
CHOICE: We'll back you up...
Vince: You both look really pissed.
Vince: I guess this is what happens when you poke a sleeping dog...
Vince: It'd be a miracle if he somehow lived.
END OF CHOICE
> Jeng Yun takes a step forward.
Dx2: What...? You serious?
Dx2: Your phone's over here.
Dx2: There's no way a human can fight a demon head-on!
Dx2: Quit while you're ahead!
Jeng Yun: No!
Dx2: You moron!
> A summoning takes place...
Vince: Everyone support Jeng Yun! Don't let anything near him!
Honey: I copy! Devil Download!
> The boss summons a demon that immediately goes after Jeng Yun.
> The Liberators' demons block it!
Jeng Yun: ...
Dx2: I'll break your phone if you come any closer!
Jeng Yun: Then do it.
Jeng Yun: Your greed and selfish desire to rob these demons and enslave them...
Jeng Yun: The way you've treated the Vouivre cannot be overlooked considering you're a Dx2.
Jeng Yun: Even if it means I'll lose my Dx2 abilities, I won't rest until you eat my fist.
Vouivre: What...? I don't understand. You must be crazy.
Vouivre: He already took my garnet, so there's no reason for you to fight like this...!
Dx2: Dammit! What the hell are you?!
Dx2: Vouivre: Attack these assholes! Full power!
> Vouivre puts herself between Jeng Yun and the Dx2!
Jeng Yun: No.
Vouivre: I can't disobey him.
Vouivre: So please. Stop...!
Dx2: You bitch! I said kill!
> Vouivre aims for Jeng Yun's neck with her sharp claws.
Jeng Yun: *Wince*
Dx2: What the hell? How can you guard against that?!
Dx2: You have to obey the one holding the garnet. I said full power...!
Vouivre: Exactly. I can't hold back out of my own free will...
Vouivre: I'm doing everything I can... Why...?!
Jeng Yun: Ha!
> Jeng Yun pushes Vouivre to the ground, and quickly gets the Dx2 into a chokehold.
Dx2: S-Stop... I can't... Breathe...!!
> The man's body goes limp.
Jeng Yun: *Sigh*
Vouivre: Is he dead...?
Jeng Yun: No. It was a bit rough, but he'll only be out for a bit.
Jeng Yun: Now... I believe this garnet is yours.
Jeng Yun: You have to do as the holder says, correct?
Vouivre: ...! Y-Yes...
Vouivre: (Oh... I guess he's just taking it for himself.)
Vouivre: (It's no different from before.)
Vouivre: (They wanted to take advantage of us this whole time...)
Jeng Yun: That won't do. It's so important to you.
Jeng Yun: Please place this back on your forehead.
Jeng Yun: Is something wrong...?
Vouivre: You're giving it back? Why...?
Jeng Yun: What do you mean, why? It belongs to you.
Jeng Yun: We still need to return the other garnets too.
Jeng Yun: The other Vouivre might not last much longer.
Vouivre: Uh, yeah...
> A few hours later...
Vouivre 2: Finally! My garnet!
Vouivre 3: Did it get scratched?
Vouivre 2: Nope, it's fine!
Vouivre 3: How do I look? Is it on straight?
Vince: I think everyone has their garnet back now.
Honey: The Vouivre look a lot better now!
Jeng Yun: I'm glad we made it! Such a relief.
Vouivre: Um... Jeng Yun? This is yours.
Jeng Yun: Oh, my phone. Thank you!
Vouivre: Why are you thanking me...? I stole it from you, remember?
Jeng Yun: Oh, that's right. I already forgot!
Vouivre: *Blush* You're such an...
Vouivre: I have one more thing to say...
Jeng Yun: Yes?
Vouivre: I always thought that humans were just greedy garnet thieves, and pathetic in general... But you're different.
Vouivre: I can't believe in every person, but I think I can believe in you.
Jeng Yun: I'm happy to hear that! Thank you!
Vouivre: Y-yeah... So... Umm...
Vouivre 2: *Squeal* Just a bit more. You can do it!
Vouivre 3: I'm getting all worked up just watching...
Vince: What is this? I'm going if you don't mind.
Vouivre: Ugh! Will everyone just shut up!
Vouivre: I want to help you and be there for you...
Jeng Yun: Oh! Then will you join me as an ally?
Jeng Yun: As equals.
Vouivre: Equals, Ally...
Vouivre: If we're equals, is it okay if I say I don't want to do something?
Vouivre: Is that okay with you?
Jeng Yun: Yes, of course. I wouldn't have it any other way!
Vouivre: Okay then, Jeng Yun, I'll be your new ally.
Vouivre: I've got a good feeling about us!