Project G.U. Interim Reports
Written and translated by Pazuzu
Written and translated by Pazuzu
.hack//G.U. "THE END OF 'The World'" Terminal Disc" comes packaged in with Vol.1//Rebirth. The DVD contains 12 Interim Reports written by a CC employee named Jun Bansyoya. The reports reveal the many mysteries behind Project G.U. New reports are unlocked thoughout the //G.U. trilogy. All the Interim Report translations are by Pzauzu, one of the many very giving .hack fans that contribue to the community. Thank him if you get the chance. The following information contains spoilers from the previous .hack games and current media.
"I am Jun Bansyoya. This file is my diary. I am a programmer, an AI researcher and a CC employee. This is a record of my personal experience as the person in charge of the development of Project G.U. An incoherent rambling, if you will, of my analysis and feelings about the information about The World that I was able to get to know through G.U. This is a prescription for myself to cure that illness known as faith. I do not claim all of the contents of this diary to be fact, however this to me is the whole truth and nothing but the truth."
The 1st Interim Report: Infection
The World is an online game. The players access it from their terminals, control their characters, meet up, and go on adventures while chatting to their friends. They can also exchange game tips on the BBS and have little chats in their messages. It is, first and foremost, a communication-based game. While writing about Project G.U. and The World, there are a number of events that cannot be left out. First is the Second Network Crisis. This event, nicknamed the "Morganna Incident," is what I would like to talk about. I also note that what I state here is my own subjective reconstruction, based on CC inside information I gained while working on G.U. and the logs that were recovered from the network. This record begins in the year 2010 with the day a certain boy logged into The World for the first time, and his story.
His character's name was Kite. The player's name is unknown, but he was a 14-year-old boy. He joined up with his friend Orca, and set out on his first adventure. While adventuring in the dungeon, Kite and Orca encountered Aura. Aura was being chased by a mysterious monster named Skeith.Aura gave them an install book, the Book of Twilight, and disappeared. But immediately afterwards, Orca was defeated by an illegal attack from Skeith. As a result, even the player controlling Orca was put into a coma.
Kite, who had been saved from Skeith by the intervention of the hacker Helba, received the Book of Twilight in place of Orca. Through this, the character Kite was enhanced, receiving an illegal power. Data Drain...that was the same power that had sent his friend Orca into a coma. Kite, who had received a bracelet carrying an illegal power from the mysterious girl Aura, began on a quest to save his comatose friend Orca. And at Kite's side all the time was a single girl. Her character name was BlackRose. She was the older sister of one of the coma victims, Kaz. She was another newbie who logged into The World to save a coma victim, and so the two had a common goal. As Kite's journey continued, players of all kinds became involved. A mysterious illegal cat character, Mia. The boy who fell for her, Elk. A charismatic player, Orca's sworm friend and partner as the two Descendants of Fianna, Balmung. The greatest super-hacker in history, the legendary hacker Helba. They all began with the illegal monsters known as Virus Bugs. In the chain of disasters affecting The World, each of them continued, while keeping their own expectations a secret.
And, the mysteries of the original creator of the world, the genius AI researcher Harold Hoerwick, and the lost internet poem, Epitaph of Twilight. It is without a doubt that the Second Network Crisis in 2010 had The World as its source. Economics. Transport. Communications. Medical care. These were greatly affected on a global scale. The cause of the network trouble, the source of it all... That is the power that was researched as part of Project G.U. The existences that were distributed over the network..."gods." Practical study and application of the gods in The World...that was what I placed my faith in.
This is the story of such unskilled people.
- 1st Interim Report
- Written by Jun Bansyoya