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Fool's Lament is a weapon in NieR RepliCant and NieR Gestalt, included as part of the World of Recycled Vessel DLC. It is part of a set, along with Fool's Embrace and Fool's Accord.

This weapon has since been added to the total count in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... should one wish to view all endings; collecting it in the original release is optional otherwise.

Description

A weapon with a heroic dragon motif, used by a man who tried to save the world.

Location

  • Obtained after beating the third level of the diary's second door. Dying at any point before reaching said level will kick the player out, and must be attempted from the beginning.

Weapon Story

Memoir: June 6, 2003, approximately 15:00

A massive, white humanoid (initially called "the Weapon" but since renamed "the Giant") falls from the sky above Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, inflicting tremendous damage. At the same time, a large red creature (henceforth referred to as "the Dragon") appears and engages the Giant in combat—though both the nature of its attacks and their utility remain unclear.

As the Self-Defense Force contemplates methods by which they might attack the target, the government establishes a Bureau of Emergency Countermeasures.

Memoir: June 12, 2003, approximately 16:00

The Giant, which was locked in combat with the Dragon, suddenly begins to collapse for reasons unknown. The Dragon is then shot down by the 6th division, 303rd squadron of the Air Self-Defense Force.

No official record exists of who issued the order to attack the Dragon.

Work is begun to retrieve the remains of both the Giant and the Dragon, but no official verification has ever been made regarding which organization performed the retrieval.

Memoir: December 2003

The first case of White Chlorination Syndrome is confirmed in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward.

Memoir: July 2004

Humans continue to turn violent due to White Chlorination Syndrome, with fighting growing increasingly intense in infected regions. With the cause of the disease still unclear, the infected are isolated, and violent riots suppressed by force. Main thoroughfares are sealed and rail transportation is halted, later leading to all of Shinjuku being sealed off.

At this time, the prospect of asking the American military for non-official intervention is considered, but the government defers. Meanwhile, research begins on Maso particles obtained from the Giant and the Dragon, as well as on countermeasures for White Chlorination Syndrome. This research ultimately leads to the founding of Project Gestalt a decade later.

Memoir 2003/06/12 at 15:00
A giant white humanoid weapon (referred to as "weapon" in the beginning but "giant" now) falls from the sky in Shinjuku, Tokyo, bringing a huge amount of casualties in the area. Also, at the same time, an organism bearing likeness to that of a red dragon ("dragon" from now on) appears and was seen to engage the "giant" in combat. However, the principles and effects of its attacks remain to be determined. An emergency cabinet is formed while the self-defense squad examined offensive methods against its targets.

Memoir 2003/06/12 at 16:00
The "giant" that battled with the "dragon" suddenly began to crumble. The cause remains unknown. The remaining "dragon" was shot down by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s 6th Air Wing, 303rd squadron. No records were made of who ordered an attack on the "dragon". Also, the corpses of the "giant" and "dragon" were being collected, but even we could not get an official confirmation from the organization responsible for the collection.

Memoir 2003/12
First case of "White Chlorination Syndrome" confirmed in Tokyo, Shinjuku.

Memoir 2004/7
More and more humans become vicious due to the "White Chlorination Syndrome". The conflict worsens in polluted areas. While the reason still remains unknown, the infected are separated and the rioters neutralized. Main streets are blocked, and railroads are shut down, leading to the later lockdown of Shinjuku. At the same time, America offered military support unofficially, but the Japanese government remained on the fence about this issue. On one hand, research was being done within the government on the demonic element gained from the "giant" and "dragon", as well as a counter to "White Chlorination Syndrome", leading to the Gestalt Project 10 years later.

Trivia

  • With 999 Attack Power at Level 4, it is the strongest weapon in the original release. It shares its tremendous attack stat in ver.1.22... with Kainé's Sword and Virtuous Treaty.
  • The weapon's description and appearance are a reference to Drakengard and the main protagonist Caim. Upon closer inspection, the two-handed sword takes the shape of a level 3 Angelus.
  • The sword emits a faint glow when in the dark. Its markings are best seen inside the shipwreck at Seafront.

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