NaNoRenO Game Show: The Finale

The finale of Dreamgazer's 2016 NaNoRenO Game Show.

PREVIOUSLY: The 3rd Challenge ended! Now, it’s time for the whole game show to conclude. It’s been fun.


Wind of the Imugi from free English otome and visual novel game, War (X Playing Pieces), cosplaying as Dark Link.
Wind:
That was the last challenge, right? Let’s end this.  Finally.

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Chase:
Aww, too bad.  I was having fun.

Wildfire of the Valkyrie from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Wildfire:
I’ll admit, it had its ups and downs.  The best part was seeing Wind go wild.  You’re fierce, man.

Wind of the Imugi from free English otome and visual novel game, War (X Playing Pieces), cosplaying as Dark Link.
Wind:
Hurry up and announce everyone’s score.

Ambrosia from free English visual novel, War (X Playing Pieces), in Queen Elsa cosplay.
Ambrosia:
The honor is all yours, Sir Wind.  Please enjoy yourself.

Night of the Vi from War (X Playing Pieces), OELVN and free English otome game.
Night:
You know he’ll just breeze right through everything.

Smiling Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and visual novel game.
Arsenik:
With an open insult for every team.

Wildfire of the Valkyrie from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Wildfire:
Sounds like a good way to end the night with a bang.

Wind of the Imugi from free English otome and visual novel game, War (X Playing Pieces), cosplaying as Dark Link.
Wind:
Whatever.  At least I won’t waste time like you slowpokes.

Onyx of the Vi from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Onyx:
Your Majesty.

Wildfire of the Valkyrie from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Wildfire:
Heh, why you calling him that for?

Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), Dreamgazer's free English otome game.
Arsenik:
Valkyrie, I don’t believe he’s addressing Imugi.

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
King Barium:
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think he’s talking to me.

[The deep baritone comes from a man striking in both height and appearance.  He wears a red robe over a bare chest, and a silver crown gleams from where it sits crookedly upon his head.]

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
King Barium:
Good evening, everyone.  I can see you’re all having a good time tonight – I can tell.

Wind of the Imugi from free English otome and visual novel game, War (X Playing Pieces), cosplaying as Dark Link.
Wind:
Then, you clearly need your eyes checked.

Onyx of the Vi from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Onyx:
Do not speak against the king.  This is your first warning.

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
King Barium:
It’s fine, Onyx.  I don’t really care.  It’ll take a lot more than one rotten apple to spoil my mood.  Now then, let me have a look at the teams we have here…

[He turns his attention towards the groups of which Banality Man is conspicuously absent.  The poor man’s still out cold.]

King Barium from Beauty & the War.
King Barium:
Congratulations for having come this far.  But before we move on…

[He smiles, his teeth flashing white against his bronze skin.]

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
King Barium:
Ladies, how would any of you like to join my harem?


Team 2 – Reflections on the River

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Shun:
Well… I certainly hope that is not the prize the letter spoke of.

Zheng of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel for NaNoRenO 2016.
Zheng:
D— right! I didn’t cook a whole expensive fish and only get to eat the cheek for this!

[Both Zheng and Shun’s eyes immediately snap over to their third companion, who remained silent, balling up her fists at her sides.]

Zheng from Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game released for NaNoRenO 2016.
Zheng:
Oi, Princeling. You reckon our Princess over here could take Fancy Hat over there in a fight? I’d put a copper on it.

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River, free OELVN game released for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Shun:
You think too little of her. I would wager a gold piece.

Zheng from Reflections on the River, free English VN game.
Zheng:
Uh, first of all — that’s not how betting works, we can’t bet on the same thing. Honestly. You’d think if you had that much money, you’d at least know how to gamble. Second — well, aren’t we fancy, having gold to spare-

Princess Yanyu from Reflections on the River, free English visual novel by STARDUST SODA.
Princess Yanyu:
Enough!

[She shoots a glare at the two before striding over to the king, meeting his gaze. She smiles, sharp as daggers, as she lowers her head slightly, never breaking her eye contact with the king.]

Princess Yanyu of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Princess Yanyu:
While I thank you for your truly delightful offer, I’m afraid I must decline. After all, I need to return home, where I have a country to run.

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Shun:
Possibly an army to command, countries to invade.

Zheng from NaNoRenO visual novel entry, Reflections on the River.
Zheng:
Men to kill, commoners to look down on.

[Yanyu returns to stand with her companions, and speaks to them in a hushed voice.]

Princess Yanyu from Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game released for NaNo 2016.
Princess Yanyu:
(Be quiet! This man may be distasteful, and his offer absolutely vile, but we should not jeopardize our standings and waste all of our previous hard work.)

Zheng of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel for NaNoRenO 2016.
Zheng:
…I’ll never understand royal politics and trying to keep face. Thank gods I’m just a lowly commoner.


Team 3 – Lads in Distress

[Princess Charming blinks in shock and glances at her companions, whose equally stunned faces assure her that she did not mishear the king.]

[A snort of laughter bursts out of her, and one hand flies to her hip as she cocks her head at the king with a haughty smile.]

Winking Princess Charming from free English visual novel, Lads in Distress.
Princess Charming:
How about you join mine instead? You would fit right in with my royal harem.

[Next to her, Prince Snow smirks in amusement, unashamed of his newfound status as a harem member.  Meanwhile, Prince Zel lets out a loud gasp, and his cheeks start turning red.]

Prince Zel from Lads in Distress, free English otome by Catfish Crew for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Zel:
C-Charming!


Team 4 – 2 Minutes for Roughing

Shocked Colt from 2 Minutes for Roughing, VN game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Colt:
W-What?

Angry Blake from free English otome, 2 Minutes for Roughing.
Blake: Excuse me?

[Jordan doesn’t say anything, but the slight narrowing of his eyes shows that he isn’t pleased.]

Paige from 2 Minutes for Roughing by Yoshibb.
Paige: Ah, haha… wow. That certainly is um…

[She debates on the right word to use.]

Paige from 2 Minutes for Roughing by Yoshibb.
Paige: A gracious offer, but I’m going to have to pass.

Angry Blake from free English otome, 2 Minutes for Roughing.
Blake: Tch, that didn’t even deserve to be dignified with a response, much less a polite one.

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Colt: For once I agree with Blake.

Angry Jordan from Yoshbb's 2 Minutes for Roughing, free English VN for NaNoRenO 2016.
Jordan: It is highly disrespectful.

[Paige waves her hand, dismissing their concern.]

Paige from 2 Minutes for Roughing by Yoshibb.
Paige: Even you, Jordan? It’s fine, don’t worry about it.


Team 5 – Between the Lines

[Bianca walks up to the king, stares him down, square in the face, and replies completely deadpan.]

Shocked Bianca Hayes from Between the Lines, free dating sim and visual novel for NaNoRenO 2016.
Bianca: No, thank you.

Sad Cecil from Between the Lines, free dating sim for NaNo 2016.
Cecil: Whoa, Bianca…

Ettore from Between the Lines, free NaNo 2016 game and English otome.
Ettore: To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much of anything else.

[Her two companions linger by her side, unsure of what to do but worried for their friend.]


[Barium gazes back at Bianca for a silent moment before roaring with laughter.]

King Barium from Beauty & the War.
Barium:
Fair enough, fair enough. That’s entirely your right.

Wildfire of the Valkyrie from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Wildfire:
Heh. And you were worried about Wind insulting them, Arsenik…

Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English VN and otome game.
Arsenik:
I can’t say he wouldn’t have been worse.

Wind of the Imugi from free English otome and visual novel game, War (X Playing Pieces), cosplaying as Dark Link.
Wind:
I can still hear you, you know.

Smiling Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and visual novel game.
Arsenik:
My, what big elf ears you have.

Wind of the Imugi from free English otome and visual novel game, War (X Playing Pieces), cosplaying as Dark Link.
Wind:
You…

King Barium from Beauty & the War.
Barium:
So, where are we on the scoreboard?

Onyx of the Vi from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Onyx:
This is their score after the last challenge. They were rated on their ingenuity when maneuvering the obstacle course and the outcome of their match.

2 Minutes for Roughing
Ingenuity
5 stars
Physical Match
5 Stars
Score:
38 stars

Banality Man
Ingenuity – 3 stars
Physical Match – 0 Stars
Score: 26 stars

Between the Lines
Ingenuity – 2 stars
Physical Match – 5 Stars
Score: 37 1/2 stars

Lads in Distress
Ingenuity – 2 stars
Physical Match – 0 Stars
Score: 34

Reflections on the River
Obstacle Course – 5 stars
Physical Match – 5 Stars
Score: 42 stars

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Chase:
We aren’t going over each of them?

Wildfire of the Valkyrie from free English visual novel game and otome, War (X Playing Pieces).
Wildfire:
Hush already. I want out of here already.

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Chase:
Sorry.

Onyx of the Vi from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Onyx:
This is their final ranking.

5th: Banality Man
4th: Lads in Distress
3th: Between the Lines
2nd: 2 Minutes for Roughing
1st: Reflections on the River

[Ambrosia turns to the winning team and claps her hands.]

Ambrosia from free English visual novel, War (X Playing Pieces), in Queen Elsa cosplay.
Ambrosia:
Oh, congratulations, team from Nantu! Victory is rightfully yours.

Wildfire of the Valkyrie from free English visual novel game and otome, War (X Playing Pieces).
Wildfire:
Whoop-de-doo. Now, we can all go home.

Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English VN and otome game.
Arsenik:
They haven’t received their prize yet, Valkyrie.

Wildfire of the Valkyrie from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and VN game.
Wildfire:
Just give them a kick in the butt back to their place.

King Barium from Beauty & the War.
Barium:
Heh. Tell us. What wish would you like granted? Now, keep in mind. My brother, Alexandrite, and I will only grant you one wish and one alone. So, choose wisely.

[Zheng puts their arms around the shoulders of the royal siblings and brings them closer. While Princess Yanyu goes along with the gesture, Prince Shun shifts uncomfortably, having to bend down to their height.]

Zheng from NaNoRenO visual novel entry, Reflections on the River.
Zheng:
So what’s it going to be? Are we splitting this three way, or does the person who needs it most get the wish?

Princess Yanyu of Reflections on the River, free English VN for Reflections on the River.
Princess Yanyu:
Oh! I’ve always wanted all the clothes our foreign envoys wear when they visit. Just a set of each one…

Zheng from Reflections on the River, free English VN game.
Zheng:
Please, we didn’t go through all these tasks just to get you a new wardrobe. And I’m surprised they wouldn’t have brought you a set of fancy clothing when they pay their respects to your father, with a matching set for Shun to boot.

Worried Princess Yanyu from Reflections on the River, free English VN game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Princess Yanyu:
Even if they did bring a set, I wouldn’t be the one who gets to wear them. Anyway, do you have any better ideas?

Zheng from free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016, Reflections on the River.
Zheng:
Why, I’m so glad you asked. Because out of the three of us, it’s undeniable that  I’m the one who could use a little extra help with day to day living…

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Shun:
This was an awful lot of effort for just a bit of gold.

Zheng from Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game released for NaNoRenO 2016.
Zheng:
Who said “just a bit”? Think big! I’m thinking — a lot of gold!

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Shun:
I am “thinking big”. Perhaps we should use this wish on causes that will benefit the greater good.

Zheng of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel for NaNoRenO 2016.
Zheng:
He completely ignored me… Fine, what do you have in mind?

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River VN by Stardust Sodapop.
Prince Shun:
Knowledge.

[Zheng rolls their eyes and groans as if in response to an unfunny joke, but the expression on Prince Shun’s face is genuine. Princess Yanyu’s brows furrow, and she looks lost in thought. Unperturbed, Shun presses on.]

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Shun:
…I wonder what limitations we have for our wish? Otherwise, could we make such grand request such as future sight?

Princess Yanyu of Reflections on the River, free English VN for Reflections on the River.
Princess Yanyu:
As tempting as it is, I believe wishing for something like that would do more harm than good. What if destiny can’t be changed and you’re left knowing the end will come but are unable to stop it? I wouldn’t want to know what every step that will happen in the future.

Zheng of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel for NaNoRenO 2016.
Zheng:
…Couldn’t we just ask for a nice dinner? Frankly I’m kind of hungry.

[At the mention of dinner, stomachs begin to growl.]

Zheng from Reflections on the River, free English VN game.
Zheng:
I mean, to change it up, we could request for food from a different region or era!

Princess Yanyu of Reflections on the River by STARDUST SODA.
Princess Yanyu:
What happened to the “we completed all these tasks” mindset from earlier? And now we’re wishing for food?

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Shun:
I am sure what Zheng meant was that the experience of trying something that is unattainable back in our world would surely enrich our lives.

Princess Yanyu of Reflections on the River, free English VN for Reflections on the River.
Princess Yanyu:
Why don’t we just wish for a week of travelling to other worlds, without having to worry about being away from our country or duties. Then we get to see more than just the food.

Zheng from Reflections on the River, free English VN game.
Zheng:
Eh, I guess that isn’t actually too bad of an idea.

Prince Shun from NaNoRenO 2016 visual novel entry, Reflections on the River.
Prince Shun:
Indeed, while it is temporary, it would grant part of what each of us desires.

Smiling Princess Yanyu from Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game.
Princess Yanyu:
So should we go with that? A relaxing trip to somewhere peaceful?

Zheng of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel for NaNoRenO 2016.
Zheng:
Well, it’s not like we’ve got any other option. Though I’d still go with the gold, personally.

Zheng from Reflections on the River, free English VN game.
Zheng:
Hang on — there isn’t any sort of catch to this, is there?

Prince Shun of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Prince Shun:
Perhaps we can carefully word our wish in such a way that it does not leave for any undesirable outcomes.

Worried Princess Yanyu from Reflections on the River, free English VN game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Princess Yanyu:
So we’re decided, then.

[She turns towards the show hosts, as well as the rest of the contestants.]

Princess Yanyu of Reflections on the River, free English visual novel game for NaNoRenO 2016.
Princess Yanyu:
Thank you for inviting us as guests onto your, er- “game show”. It has truly been an honour to compete with so many talented individuals, all hailing from such fascinating lands!

[As she speaks, Zheng moves to strike a smug victory pose, but Prince Shun places a hand on their shoulder. Seeing the disapproving look on the prince’s face, Zheng clears their throat and stands up properly, adjusting their cloak. This motion does not go unnoticed by Princess Yanyu.]

Princess Yanyu of Reflections on the River, free English VN for Reflections on the River.
Princess Yanyu:
Um! So! We wish for a week long relaxing visit to a peaceful land that is different from ours where we can explore and learn about their culture, and a safe return back to our home country in our own world after that. …Is that too long?

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
Barium:
Not at all. You could’ve made it even more intricate than that.

[He lets out a low chuckle.]

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
Barium: Very well. Consider your wish granted.

[He turns to the rest of the contestants.]

King Barium from Beauty & the War.
Barium: Teams, thank you for coming all this way. I had a hard time convincing my brother to write you that letter, but if he were to see you now, I’m sure he would say it was well worth it. It was nice seeing all of you, and hopefully, it won’t be for the last time.

Ambrosia from free English visual novel, War (X Playing Pieces), in Queen Elsa cosplay.
Ambrosia:
I would indeed like for us to keep in touch. Let us remain friends.

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Chase:
That’s right.

[Wildfire rolls her eyes.]

Wildfire of the Valkyrie from free English visual novel game and otome, War (X Playing Pieces).
Wildfire:
Tch. Well, someone does still owe me a rematch.

Smiling Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and visual novel game.
Arsenik:
We’ll see to it that you all have a safe trip back to your world.

Night of the Vi from War (X Playing Pieces), OELVN and free English otome game.
Night:
It was nice seeing you, Princess.

King Barium from Beauty & the War.
Barium:
Onyx, escort our winners to the next room, so they can receive their prize. I’ll be with you once I’ve seen everyone home.

[Onyx nods before approaching the Nantu team in accordance with the king’s orders. As he does, Wildfire saunters over to the hockey players. Night walks over to Princess Charming’s team, and Chase goes over to the fifth team. Ambrosia heads over to check on Banality Man, with Wind close behind her.

Arsenik watches Ambrosia’s back for a moment before stepping over to the king.]

Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English VN and otome game.
Arsenik: I assume you’ve already decided where they’ll be having their trip.

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
Barium:
Of course. Our island seems fine, doesn’t it? If I’m not mistaken, the princess seemed very eager to learn more about it during her date with Chase.

Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English VN and otome game.
Arsenik:
Virgo Island is a peaceful land.

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
Barium:
Isn’t it? After all, your clan and the others have accepted the Vi’s reign, right?

Smiling Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome and visual novel game.
Arsenik:
Of course, Your Majesty.

King Barium from Beauty and the War.
Barium:
While they’re away, make sure you learn a little more about their kingdom in the meantime. It seems interesting.

Arsenik of the Hulder from War (X Playing Pieces), free English otome game filled with bishies.
Arsenik:
The other teams as well, right?

King Barium from Beauty & the War.
Barium:
Have fun, Arsenik.

[With another smile, the king makes his way over to the other room with the victors.

“Fun.”

That certainly wasn’t a word that Arsenik would use to describe his assignment. Briefly, he considers slacking off on the task at hand, but there wasn’t a credible way of pulling it off. He was a master strategist, but there were no conceivable means of failing his duty without rousing the king’s suspicion.

Not to mention, he disliked the idea of appearing incompetent. It was a glaring inaccuracy that was wholly unacceptable.

However, every king’s reign came to an end. In Barium’s case, perhaps that would be sooner rather than later.]


Thanks for participating in the NaNoRenO Game Show, everyone!

Confetti gif.

The teams were amazing, and I had a lovely time hosting it. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Congratulate them all for being such a great sport, and if you have any comments, feel free to let me know.

Merry Christmas!

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