Chapter 7 Celestial Pavilion
Chapter 9 Styling Contest Prelude
Mysterious Moonlit City is the eighth chapter in Volume 1 of the story mode in Love Nikki.
The mayor of Moonlit City was dressed like the most stunning elf, reminding Nikki of those beautiful creatures.
After finishing stage 8-7, you will receive the following 4 items in your mailbox from Momo: Elf Long Hair-Epic, Mist Forest-Epic, Elf Anklet-Epic, and Light Cane-Rare. This makes half the Target Suit, and you'll have to craft the rest (the Dress, the Headwear, the Earrings and the Necklace) to complete it.
After helping Bai Jinjin and Zhong Lizi in the Celestial Pavilion, Nikki and Co. arrive to Moonlit City, one of the richest places in the Cloud Empire. There are rumors that the Mayor of the city, once kind and gentle, is now in kahoots with Queen Elle and the Iron Roses; even worse, she has kidnapped Lunar so she won't interfere in their plans to illegally profit from the Empire's best crafts. With the help of an Apple Federal officer named Orlando, Nikki gets ready to infiltrate the Mayor's house and rescue Lunar.
Nikki, Momo and Bobo are looking for the apparently kidnapped Lunar in the outskirts of Moonlit City. A local young girl promises to help them look for the Silk Shop (Lunar's family's business), but first they'll have to beat her in a contest.
The group arrives to the Silk Shop, but then they find out that while Lunar was there until few ago, she's been abducted under orders of the mysterious Mayor of Moonlit City. They run into Mela, who seems to be dealing with some kind of robbery for the Iron Roses and is still angry at Nikki for defeating her a while ago...
Nikki gathers some more information about the Mayor, who seems to have become greedy and cruel after the arrival of the Iron Roses and has been forcing all the entrepreneurs to give her their precious wares and crafts. They decide to infiltrate the Mayor's mansion to see what's going on and rescue Lunar.
In her way to the mansion, Nikki trips on a sharp-dressed young man. Momo and Bobo identify him as a native of Apple Federal, and he introduces himself as Orlando - an Apple military officer who is actually in his way to investigate the rumors about the Mayor and the Iron Roses. He's sympathetic to Nikki's cause, but he first wants her to beat him in a contest to see if she's capable enough to rescue Lunar.
Orlando turns out to be a friend of Kimi, and he's pleased to meet someone that his friend has praised. He tells Nikki some more details about his investigations and decides to lend her his help by asking a local girl to put on traditional Cloud clothes and face off with her...
Before infiltrating the Mansion, Nikki and Orlando chat a bit about the deals with the Phantom Thief and Lisa. He cannot tell her a lot, however, and soon another local Cloud girl comes to help out Nikki practice before she has to get inside.
As the group is about to get inside the manor, the Mayor herself appears in front of them. She evades the questions that Nikki and her friends toss at her and says that Nikki must challenge her right there and right now in an unisex-themed match.
Nikki goes past the Mayor's challenge successfully, and under Orlando's urging she tells them the truth: she was pretending to be evil so she and her people would have the chance to foil the Iron Roses' plans for the Cloud wares, via switching the precious crafts with fake ones. Lunar appears and confirms the Mayor's version of what happened, clearing up all doubts about her safety and the Mayor's love for her city. The Mayor says that she's in the mood to dress up as a Pigeon elf and asks Nikki to indulge her.
The group is worried about Queen Elle's goals and Nikki is troubled over the possibility of being stuck in Miraland forever. Orlando tells Nikki that she should attend the Fantasy Styling Contest in the capital of Lilith to try clearing up her doubts and stop any new attacks from the Iron Roses, and the Mayor agrees and has Nikki and Bobo dress up in fantasy-related styles to see if they're ready.
Nikki, Momo, and Bobo are incredulous that Lisa is not in jail. Lisa tells them she will explain if Nikki defeats her in a styling battle.
Lisa reveals she was working for the Lilith government from the start who was investigating the phantom theif and protecting the Star Sea. However, the Prime Minister and the thief's family reached a negotiation, and the theft was faked to hide everything and deceive a common enemy. Lisa had helped the real thief escape and says the common enemy will be revealed to Nikki soon. She says her new mission is a pure female teacher and has another styling battle with Nikki.
Lisa leaves and Momo says he would have liked to be her student. Bobo tells him to stop drooling and the two begin bickering again. When Nikki tries to intervene, Bobo says she wants to wear a dress to leave Momo speechless.