The Voyage Continues

Trailblaze EXP x 200, Credit x 10000, Travel Encounters x 4

πŸ“ Herta Space Station Master Control Zone

Herta
Herta
Still haven't made up your mind? Fine. Since I'm interested in you, I'll answer any questions you have.
Options
About Herta...
About Stellarons...
About the Express...
About the decision...
Let me think things over.
Herta
Herta
Me? Hmm, well, Talking about oneself is as pointless as it gets.
Options
You're the master of the space station?
You really are a terrible person.
What do you actually look like?
I still have some questions...
Herta
Herta
On paper, yes. But I don't really care about this place. I built it, put some stuff in, left some people here, and let them just manage themselves.
Herta
Herta
Asta's the lead researcher of the space station, so for all intents and purposes, she's the master. I reject the concept of ownership because I don't want the responsibilities that come with it.
Herta
Herta
It doesn't matter. Who cares if others don't like me? I know I don't care. As long as I have my own value, I can do whatever I want.
Herta
Herta
While you may have good character, do you have any value? Don't take that the wrong way, I'm genuinely asking you. You might have some value, I just don't know about it.
Herta
Herta
Human, female, young, beautiful, attractive.
Herta
Herta
Not much different from what you're seeing now. I modeled it after how I looked, back when I was a kid. It might not be identical, but I'd say maybe 70, 80 percent there?
Herta
Herta
Oh, I was so precocious β€” all I cared about back then was solving the solitary wave problem, ignoring my precious childhood...
Herta
Herta
Stellarons, huh? Ask away, I'm listening.
Options
What exactly is a Stellaron?
Do you know about the Stellaron Hunters?
Why am I able to host the Stellaron?
I still have some questions...
Herta
Herta
According to my research, it's a type of lifeform with a special property that tethers it to a certain Path or Aeon's power.
Herta
Herta
Wherever it's located, it responds to that world's desires to advance its civilization. But, this comes at the cost of some form of disaster. The mechanism behind it is likely related to Nanook the Destruction.
Herta
Herta
Oh, that weird bunch. I'm satisfied with just one Stellaron, but they've scoured the universe, obtained several, and still aren't satisfied. I don't know what their true intentions are.
Herta
Herta
{RUBY_B#Genius Society #76}Screwllum{RUBY_E#} went up against the Stellaron Hunters before. I heard there was a member whose hacking skills were on par with Screwllum.
Herta
Herta
Being on the same level as Screwllum β€” who's probably the best in the universe β€” is nothing short of spectacular. It's beyond my abilities, computers are not my forte.
Herta
Herta
Ha... That I don't know. Which is why I'm gearing up to solve this mystery.
Herta
Herta
The Express? Shouldn't you be asking Himeko instead?
Options
What's the Astral Express like?
Do you trust the Astral Express?
What's your relationship with them?
I still have some questions...
Herta
Herta
You mean how it looks? Like a train. Well...
Herta
Herta
I was very interested in the Express for a while, and wrote a lot of papers, but forgot where I left them. Now I can't remember anything about it.
Herta
Herta
Uh-huh.
Herta
Herta
We've been business partners for a long time.
Herta
Herta
Every once in a while, I'll need them to get me things from other planets, and they often come to me to help them solve problems.
Herta
Herta
Uh, what decision? You're gonna have to be more specific.
Activation Conditions:F100050125
Options
Success
Fail
Options
So I should board the Express?
Do I have any other choice?
I still have some questions...
Herta
Herta
Well, from an objective standpoint, that's the most rational place for you to be.
Herta
Herta
First of all, you have somewhere to live. And you'd be under their protection. Also, it'll be a long trip, so you'll have more opportunities to find a way to save yourself from the Stellaron. Lastly, if the Stellaron really explodes, you won't harm too many people around you.
Herta
Herta
Oh, how should I know! It's up to you, you have so many options to choose from. Maybe jump out a hatch, or hop into the Fragmentum and see if any monsters start worshiping you?
Options
Can I stay at the space station?
So I should board the Express?
Do I have any other choice?
I still have some questions...
Herta
Herta
As I've said, talk to Asta! She's the lead researcher. She's in charge. Go, go, go.
Herta
Herta
Well, from an objective standpoint, that's the most rational place for you to be.
Herta
Herta
First of all, you have somewhere to live. And you'd be under their protection. Also, it'll be a long trip, so you'll have more opportunities to find a way to save yourself from the Stellaron. Lastly, if the Stellaron really explodes, you won't harm too many people around you.
Herta
Herta
Oh, how should I know! It's up to you, you have so many options to choose from. Maybe jump out a hatch, or hop into the Fragmentum and see if any monsters start worshiping you?
Herta
Herta
Okay, suit yourself.

Asta
Asta
{NICKNAME}, thank goodness you're all safe.
Asta
Asta
It's a pity that we haven't had the chance to talk much, and now the Express is about to leave. Do you have any questions?
Activation Conditions:F100050125
Options
Success
Fail
Options
Is the damage to the space station serious?
Make sure you don't burn yourself out.
Is there really no way I can help?
Let me think things over.
Asta
Asta
Madam Herta gave me a piece of code, which she apparently wrote on the way here. I just tried it out and the defense shield's regenerating three times faster than before.
Asta
Asta
Thanks to her, the Antimatter Legion outside is not much of a threat anymore. The space station's repairs and reconstruction can also begin smoothly, but internally...
Asta
Asta
When the Stellaron was extracted, even for that brief moment, it corroded the space station and formed a new space β€” what we now call the Fragmentum.
Asta
Asta
The part that was corroded is irreversible, so the space station will always be in a state of quasi-Fragmentum.
Options
What are the effects of the Fragmentum?
Will I also be corroded by the Fragmentum?
Asta
Asta
All existing Fragmentums are connected, so there will be monsters that will enter the space station through its Fragmentum.
Asta
Asta
Ahh, I'd like to know the answer to that as well.
Asta
Asta
All existing Fragmentums are connected, so monsters will be able to enter the space station through the Fragmentum here. But it shouldn't allow anything to exit your body, so...
Asta
Asta
I talked with Arlan and there's no easy solution to this problem at the moment. We can only increase the security and patrol frequency to protect the ongoing research.
Asta
Asta
After all this is over, I'm putting my vacation time in with Madam Herta. I've got it all planned. I'll hop on an airship and give The Blue a good look.
Options
You can see it from the space station, you know?
Will Madam Herta let you take a vacation?
Asta
Asta
Be that as it may, taking it in while on vacation and observing it during work are not the same thing.
Asta
Asta
I guess so? I haven't taken leave once since I joined the space station...
Asta
Asta
And if I have an actual, full vacation, I can take my time to collect observational data and finish writing my paper.
Asta
Asta
Of course, there's already a lot of published research on The Blue, but I want to study it myself. It might sound a lot like work, but it's really just a hobby β€” there are no deadlines or quotas to meet, and I don't get paid.
Asta
Asta
If you wanted to come back and help, of course, I wouldn't refuse you. Dan Heng helped inventory our rare items, March 7th said that she would help out as much as she can and connected over 50 wires in the electrical room. Everyone from the Express is so obliging...
Asta
Asta
And I think you're pretty good at "meddling" too, {NICKNAME}.
Asta
Asta
Sure, no hurry.
Options
Is the damage to the space station serious?
Make sure you don't burn yourself out.
Can I stay at the space station?
Is there really no way I can help?
Let me think things over.
Asta
Asta
Madam Herta gave me a piece of code, which she apparently wrote on the way here. I just tried it out and the defense shield's regenerating three times faster than before.
Asta
Asta
Thanks to her, the Antimatter Legion outside is not much of a threat anymore. The space station's repairs and reconstruction can also begin smoothly, but internally...
Asta
Asta
When the Stellaron was extracted, even for that brief moment, it corroded the space station and formed a new space β€” what we now call the Fragmentum.
Asta
Asta
The part that was corroded is irreversible, so the space station will always be in a state of quasi-Fragmentum.
Options
What are the effects of the Fragmentum?
Will I also be corroded by the Fragmentum?
Asta
Asta
All existing Fragmentums are connected, so there will be monsters that will enter the space station through its Fragmentum.
Asta
Asta
Ahh, I'd like to know the answer to that as well.
Asta
Asta
All existing Fragmentums are connected, so monsters will be able to enter the space station through the Fragmentum here. But it shouldn't allow anything to exit your body, so...
Asta
Asta
After all this is over, I'm putting my vacation time in with Madam Herta. I've got it all planned. I'll hop on an airship and give The Blue a good look.
Options
You can see it from the space station, you know?
Will Madam Herta let you take a vacation?
Asta
Asta
Be that as it may, taking it in while on vacation and observing it during work are not the same thing.
Asta
Asta
I guess so? I haven't taken leave once since I joined the space station...
Asta
Asta
I like you, but... you have a Stellaron in your body.
Asta
Asta
If you were just wandering around, or if you agreed to be sealed away in an experiment pod, that would be fine.
Asta
Asta
But if you're going to work in the space station long-term, the Stellaron may have some serious effects on the station's Fragmentum. As the lead researcher, that's a risk I cannot take.
Asta
Asta
I can sense your enthusiasm for the space station, but I'm afraid I have to turn you away.
Options
Is the damage to the space station serious?
Make sure you don't burn yourself out.
Is there really no way I can help?
Let me think things over.
Asta
Asta
Madam Herta gave me a piece of code, which she apparently wrote on the way here. I just tried it out and the defense shield's regenerating three times faster than before.
Asta
Asta
Thanks to her, the Antimatter Legion outside is not much of a threat anymore. The space station's repairs and reconstruction can also begin smoothly, but internally...
Asta
Asta
When the Stellaron was extracted, even for that brief moment, it corroded the space station and formed a new space β€” what we now call the Fragmentum.
Asta
Asta
The part that was corroded is irreversible, so the space station will always be in a state of quasi-Fragmentum.
Options
What are the effects of the Fragmentum?
Will I also be corroded by the Fragmentum?
Asta
Asta
All existing Fragmentums are connected, so there will be monsters that will enter the space station through its Fragmentum.
Asta
Asta
Ahh, I'd like to know the answer to that as well.
Asta
Asta
All existing Fragmentums are connected, so monsters will be able to enter the space station through the Fragmentum here. But it shouldn't allow anything to exit your body, so...
Asta
Asta
I talked with Arlan and there's no easy solution to this problem at the moment. We can only increase the security and patrol frequency to protect the ongoing research.
Asta
Asta
After all this is over, I'm putting my vacation time in with Madam Herta. I've got it all planned. I'll hop on an airship and give The Blue a good look.
Options
You can see it from the space station, you know?
Will Madam Herta let you take a vacation?
Asta
Asta
Be that as it may, taking it in while on vacation and observing it during work are not the same thing.
Asta
Asta
I guess so? I haven't taken leave once since I joined the space station...
Asta
Asta
And if I have an actual, full vacation, I can take my time to collect observational data and finish writing my paper.
Asta
Asta
Of course, there's already a lot of published research on The Blue, but I want to study it myself. It might sound a lot like work, but it's really just a hobby β€” there are no deadlines or quotas to meet, and I don't get paid.
Asta
Asta
If you wanted to come back and help, of course, I wouldn't refuse you. Dan Heng helped inventory our rare items, March 7th said that she would help out as much as she can and connected over 50 wires in the electrical room. Everyone from the Express is so obliging...
Asta
Asta
And I think you're pretty good at "meddling" too, {NICKNAME}.
Asta
Asta
Sure, no hurry.
Asta
Asta
If you wanted to come back and help, of course, I wouldn't refuse you. Dan Heng helped inventory our rare items, March 7th said that she would help out as much as she can and connected over 50 wires in the electrical room. Everyone from the Express is so obliging...
Asta
Asta
And I think you're pretty good at "meddling" too, {NICKNAME}.
Asta
Asta
Sure, no hurry.

πŸ“ Herta Space Station Supply Zone

March 7th
March 7th
Hey, {NICKNAME}! I heard the news. You're coming with us on the Express, right?
Options
I haven't decided yet!
Do you want me to come along?
March 7th
March 7th
Oh come on, you know that's what you want deep down inside. I can see it on your face.
March 7th
March 7th
Do I even need to say it? I think we're becoming fast friends... isn't that enough?
March 7th
March 7th
But you look like you've got something on your mind... come on, out with it!
Options
Oh how time flies.
How did you join the Express?
Does that kind of thing happen often?
I'm thinking about if I should get on the Express...
Let me think things over.
March 7th
March 7th
Getting nostalgic already?
March 7th
March 7th
Y'know, when you were passed out, all I thought was I had to look after you. And then you picked up the bat! Just incredible!
March 7th
March 7th
In the blink of an eye, you knocked that big fella into Mr. Yang's black hole and saved me... I still haven't thanked you properly yet...
March 7th
March 7th
Nah, we're not splitting up here...
March 7th
March 7th
I'd like to know too, because I was already on the Express when I woke up.
March 7th
March 7th
I was just drifting out there in space and got picked up by the Express. Amazing, right?
March 7th
March 7th
Crazy stuff like that? Not too often. It sure freaked me out.
March 7th
March 7th
But every encounter I've had since coming aboard the Express has been strange to say the least.
March 7th
March 7th
For example, going to the desert to catch something called a "sandfish," correcting a gravitational field to flip an upside-down castle, or almost getting my head cracked open by a galena ball falling from the sky while trying to avoid a sleeping reindeer on the roadβ€”
March 7th
March 7th
Huh... looking back now, it all seems quite dangerous... But I had the crew there with me, so the problems didn't seem all that bad.
March 7th
March 7th
Of course you should! Why wouldn't you?
March 7th
March 7th
There's only four of us now, plus Pom-Pom. Each of us can have our own carriage to sleep in! You wouldn't have the heart to leave your carriage unmanned, would you?
Options
That sounds more like a problem for you guys.
I don't know what the carriage is like.
March 7th
March 7th
Join us, {NICKNAME}. Then it wouldn't be a problem anymore.
March 7th
March 7th
Then come aboard and take a look for yourself.
March 7th
March 7th
I'll be waiting for you, {NICKNAME}.

Dan Heng
Dan Heng
Oh, it's you, {NICKNAME}... Do you have something on your mind?
Options
You're really good at taking care of others.
I didn't think you approved of me.
You don't seem like someone who likes to travel.
Let me think things over.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
Oh? What did I do?
Options
You're always the first one to charge into battle.
Your judgments are always accurate.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
Is that so? Well, I am the train's guard. I suppose it's just instinct.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
It's about being observant at all times and carefully making the best choice for the situation. You can do it too.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
I think you're not bad yourself, {NICKNAME}.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
If you're referring to what I think about you joining the Astral Express... You're overthinking it.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
My position is simple: It doesn't matter to me. I suggest you ignore my opinions and make your own choice.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
Being on the Express isn't exactly the same as "traveling" or "adventuring..." The Astral Express symbolizes "trailblazing" you understand?
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
Trailblazing implies the unknown, be it unknown risks or unknown rewards.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
In my opinion, the unknown is no more terrifying than the known... In fact, the unknown signifies something we can control and change.
Options
I'm a little hesitant.
I understand.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
Don't use hesitation as an excuse. If you hesitate for too long, your original way of thinking will eventually cease to exist.
Dan Heng
Dan Heng
Mm, okay then.
System
System
Dan Heng gives a slight nod and shifts his gaze elsewhere.

Find someone to talk to and tell Himeko your decision

These words resurface in your mind once more. "When you have a chance to make a choice, make one that you know you won't regret."
You haven't made up your mind yet, or could it be that you have. However, you're just not sure if anyone else shares your point of view...
It's alright. You can hide it deep in your heart and listen to what others think...
Is it possible that you all think the same?
Himeko
Himeko
So, have you thought things through?
Options
I want to join the Express.
I still have something to talk to you about, Himeko.
I need some time to think...
Himeko
Himeko
Then come with me.
Himeko
Himeko
Hm? Go ahead, speak your mind.
Options
Thank you.
Have you taken care of everything you need?
What's the next stop for the Express?
Why invite me to join?
I don't have any more questions.
Himeko
Himeko
There's no need to be so formal. You helped us defeat that big fella, anyway. Plus, If we keep speaking pleasantries, we'll waste a whole day.
Himeko
Himeko
You've done me a huge favor by defending the space station from the Antimatter Legion. And know that while Herta may not admit it, she owes me one. And she will not refuse me if I ask for a favor in return...
Himeko
Himeko
And it's probably not too much to ask for a rare item from the space station, right?
Himeko
Himeko
How about we continue talking on the Express? I'll make you a cup of coffee, my special blend.
Himeko
Himeko
Haha, I was ready ages ago. *sigh* I've been here so many times before, it should've been just an ordinary trip for me.
Himeko
Himeko
But everything's not so ordinary anymore, is it?
Himeko
Himeko
Walking the same path over and over will never be the same, there will always be something new. That's the meaning of trailblazing.
Himeko
Himeko
As always, to follow in the footsteps of Akivili.
Himeko
Himeko
Sometimes, we stop on other worlds and we'll continue to do so. There are countless "next stops" in the galaxy.
Himeko
Himeko
I love the vast reaches of space, and the Express does too. I want to seek out new worlds, and the Express wants to return to its former path.
Himeko
Himeko
Because you're different.
Options
Because of the Stellaron?
I'm very self-aware.
Himeko
Himeko
While that might be the biggest reason, it's not the only one.
Himeko
Himeko
Well, the fact that you have a Stellaron in your body is not something most people can boast about.
Himeko
Himeko
I think you need a chance. A chance to discover just how different you really are from everyone else. Everybody keeps telling you about how special you are, and how you have a Stellaron inside you...
Himeko
Himeko
But that's already plain as day to you. And no matter who tells you β€” be it me, or Herta, or anybody β€” it's not the same thing as feeling it yourself.
Himeko
Himeko
You have to experience enough to know if you've gained or lost anything because of the Stellaron, and to know who you really are... Learn to control the Stellaron and then you can control your destiny.
Himeko
Himeko
The Stellaron might still be an enigma, but the fact of the matter is β€” it's a part of you. And you have to embrace this before you can move forward into the future.
Himeko
Himeko
So, have you thought things through?
Options
I want to join the Express.
I still have something to talk to you about, Himeko.
I need some time to think...
Himeko
Himeko
Then come with me.
Himeko
Himeko
Hm? Go ahead, speak your mind.
Himeko
Himeko
So, have you thought things through?
Options
I want to join the Express.
I've made up my mind. I'll stay.
I still have something to talk to you about, Himeko.
I need some time to think...
Himeko
Himeko
Then come with me.
Himeko
Himeko
Stay? But Herta...
Options
Herta and Asta both gave me the green light.
I need some more time to think...
Himeko
Himeko
Is that so... Well, I respect your choice.
Himeko
Himeko
Take care, {NICKNAME}. We'll come back now and then to see you.
Options
So long, Himeko.
I need some more time to think...
System
System
Honkai: Star Rail
System
System
After careful deliberation, you decide to decline Himeko's invitation. With a long whistle, the Astral Express prepares to go ahead on its journey. The friends you just made wave goodbye to you, and your farewell is as sudden and final as your meeting.
System
System
After the departure of the Express, the station begins to eagerly rebuild. Meanwhile, Herta and you get busy while researching the Stellaron. However, it doesn't take long before Herta loses interest in you and the Stellaron, and Asta arranges for you to become a researcher at the space station.
System
System
You spend a peaceful life on the space station. The Express visits a few times before disappearing for good. From the occasional visitors on the station, you hear stories about how the final end of the Express and the Stellaron Hunters shakes the universe to its very core. Sometimes you wonder whether their destiny would have changed, had you stepped onto that train.
System
System
But those stories are no longer for you.
System
System
Honkai: Star Rail
System
System
Lead Actors
{NICKNAME}
System
System
Starring
Dan Heng as DAN HENG
??? as MARCH 7TH
Himeko as HIMEKO
Joachim Nokianvirtanen as WELT YANG
System
System
With cameo appearances by
Kafka Silver Wolf
Asta Arlan
System
System
Special thanks expressed to
Herta
the Antimatter Legion
System
System
Script Supervisor
Elio
System
System
May this journey lead us starward.
Himeko
Himeko
Hm? Go ahead, speak your mind.
Options
Thank you.
Have you taken care of everything you need?
What's the next stop for the Express?
Why invite me to join?
I don't have any more questions.
Himeko
Himeko
There's no need to be so formal. You helped us defeat that big fella, anyway. Plus, If we keep speaking pleasantries, we'll waste a whole day.
Himeko
Himeko
You've done me a huge favor by defending the space station from the Antimatter Legion. And know that while Herta may not admit it, she owes me one. And she will not refuse me if I ask for a favor in return...
Himeko
Himeko
And it's probably not too much to ask for a rare item from the space station, right?
Himeko
Himeko
How about we continue talking on the Express? I'll make you a cup of coffee, my special blend.
Himeko
Himeko
Haha, I was ready ages ago. *sigh* I've been here so many times before, it should've been just an ordinary trip for me.
Himeko
Himeko
But everything's not so ordinary anymore, is it?
Himeko
Himeko
Walking the same path over and over will never be the same, there will always be something new. That's the meaning of trailblazing.
Himeko
Himeko
As always, to follow in the footsteps of Akivili.
Himeko
Himeko
Sometimes, we stop on other worlds and we'll continue to do so. There are countless "next stops" in the galaxy.
Himeko
Himeko
I love the vast reaches of space, and the Express does too. I want to seek out new worlds, and the Express wants to return to its former path.
Himeko
Himeko
Because you're different.
Options
Because of the Stellaron?
I'm very self-aware.
Himeko
Himeko
While that might be the biggest reason, it's not the only one.
Himeko
Himeko
Well, the fact that you have a Stellaron in your body is not something most people can boast about.
Himeko
Himeko
I think you need a chance. A chance to discover just how different you really are from everyone else. Everybody keeps telling you about how special you are, and how you have a Stellaron inside you...
Himeko
Himeko
But that's already plain as day to you. And no matter who tells you β€” be it me, or Herta, or anybody β€” it's not the same thing as feeling it yourself.
Himeko
Himeko
You have to experience enough to know if you've gained or lost anything because of the Stellaron, and to know who you really are... Learn to control the Stellaron and then you can control your destiny.
Himeko
Himeko
The Stellaron might still be an enigma, but the fact of the matter is β€” it's a part of you. And you have to embrace this before you can move forward into the future.
Himeko
Himeko
So, have you thought things through?
Options
I want to join the Express.
I've made up my mind. I'll stay.
I still have something to talk to you about, Himeko.
I need some time to think...
Himeko
Himeko
Then come with me.
Himeko
Himeko
Stay? But Herta...
Options
Herta and Asta both gave me the green light.
I need some more time to think...
Himeko
Himeko
Is that so... Well, I respect your choice.
Himeko
Himeko
Take care, {NICKNAME}. We'll come back now and then to see you.
Options
So long, Himeko.
I need some more time to think...
System
System
Honkai: Star Rail
System
System
After careful deliberation, you decide to decline Himeko's invitation. With a long whistle, the Astral Express prepares to go ahead on its journey. The friends you just made wave goodbye to you, and your farewell is as sudden and final as your meeting.
System
System
After the departure of the Express, the station begins to eagerly rebuild. Meanwhile, Herta and you get busy while researching the Stellaron. However, it doesn't take long before Herta loses interest in you and the Stellaron, and Asta arranges for you to become a researcher at the space station.
System
System
You spend a peaceful life on the space station. The Express visits a few times before disappearing for good. From the occasional visitors on the station, you hear stories about how the final end of the Express and the Stellaron Hunters shakes the universe to its very core. Sometimes you wonder whether their destiny would have changed, had you stepped onto that train.
System
System
But those stories are no longer for you.
System
System
Honkai: Star Rail
System
System
Lead Actors
{NICKNAME}
System
System
Starring
Dan Heng as DAN HENG
??? as MARCH 7TH
Himeko as HIMEKO
Joachim Nokianvirtanen as WELT YANG
System
System
With cameo appearances by
Kafka Silver Wolf
Asta Arlan
System
System
Special thanks expressed to
Herta
the Antimatter Legion
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Script Supervisor
Elio
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May this journey lead us starward.
Himeko
Himeko
Hm? Go ahead, speak your mind.

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