Honkai Star Rail is a traditional turn-based RPG where players will take on the role of a member of the Astral Express. Along with several other fun and interesting companions by their side, the Trailblazer will set off on an adventure across the stars on an interplanetary train. Throughout your journey, you'll uncover new mysteries, forge new relationships, and battle against challenging enemies. Truly, there is nothing more exciting than this.
But what if that all sounds like a lot of hard work? What if you aren't really interested in setting off on an adventure and would prefer a small office job? Well, Honkai Star Rail has you covered in that regard as well! Early in the game, players will be given the option to stay behind on Herta's Space Station and reject Himeko's offer to join the Astral Express.
But what exactly happens if you choose to do this? Let's find out!
What Happens If You Stay At Herta's Space Station In Honkai Star Rail?
If you choose to stay behind on the space station, things will actually play out very differently compared to if you had said yes. Unlike the Nugget Bridge offer in the original Pokémon games with no way to join Team Rocket, HoYoverse actually calls your bluff for choosing this option.
When Himeko offers you a journey among the stars, Herta wants you to stay behind so she can study you. She even expresses that this will be very boring and incentivizes the player to leave.
However, if you choose to stay anyway, the game will skip straight to an epilogue cutscene! The cutscene will explain a little about what became of the main character. They became a researcher at the station, and after Herta examines you for a short while, she grows bored and loses interest.
The Astral Express members come by to visit you on occasion, but eventually, the Astral Express meets its end along with the Stellaron Hunters (something which could have been different if you were there).
Once this cutscene is completed, players will be booted back to the title screen. You'll be able to interact with Himeko again, but this time the cutscene will not play out.
Overall, this is a really funny Easter Egg that calls out the typical linearity in storylines like these.