Moonrise is a weapon in NieR RepliCant, NieR Gestalt, and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139.... The one-handed sword is one of several weapons in the player's possession that undergoes a change in appearance the further it is upgraded; its final form regains its iconic red blade at Level 4.
A weapon owned by a blind swordsman. The blade shines in darkness, making the owner easy to spot.
- Given to Nier by a guard in the Southern Plains, after saving him from Shades. This occurs as part of the main story, so it is unmissable.
There is a legend of long ago that speaks of a nation threatened by a
great inferno. This nation, however, was saved from eternal hellfire
by a sword with the power to freeze anything. Around this sword
stood thousands upon thousands of ice sculptures.
A man on a journey to seek out weapons eventually discovered the
He wrapped it in several layers of cloth and took it with him,
placing it in the bag he carried upon his back. But before the man
realized what was happening, the cloth, the sword, and his own
body ended up frozen solid.
A traveling shrine maiden eventually discovered the sword.
She offered a prayer to her god and gripped the hilt, but cold
instantly shot through her fingers and into her body, freezing her
solid. In her final moments, the shrine maiden unleashed words of
great blasphemy to the god who had failed her.
An enslaved woman in a mine eventually discovered the sword.
Desiring an easy death over the continuation of her daily suffering,
she grasped the weapon firmly. And while the woman did not freeze,
she was also unable to pierce her own flesh. Soon, moonlight shone
upon the blade of the weapon, reflecting the sight of the woman
being beaten and dragged away by her master.
There is a legend of a blade that cooled an entire country wrapped in a hellish conflagration. Out of the misery of the endless flames came the people's savior: a sword, surrounded by thousands and thousands of statues made entirely out of ice.
A man searching for the world's legendary weapons came across the sword. He bundled the sword tightly in a long roll of cloth, and took it in hand. But as he placed the sword in his pack and left, unbeknownst to him, the sword began to freeze the cloth, and soon froze him too.
A priestess traveling the world came across the sword. She offered a prayer to the gods, and attempted to draw the sword. But frost quickly spread from her fingertip, to her arm, and all across her body. As she cursed the gods she had invoked, the sword froze her too.
A slave woman, working in a cave, came across the sword. Hoping to escape her painful life forever, she gripped the handle of the sword and drew it out. But, neither did she freeze, nor was she able to thrust it into her breast. The blade's edge gleamed in the moonlight as she was beaten that night by her quickly freezing master.