Part 123: Episode CXVIII: An InevitabilityEpisode CXVIII: An Inevitability
Music: Widespread Illness
So ditching the plot when a crisis is occurring is once more a poor life choice. Thats fine. Well get back on track and hurry over to the Machine Village to see whats ailing em this time. Hopefully its just another Bad Bot or
Music: Wretched Weaponry
The machines are... eating each other!? Pod, wheres Pascal!?
Unknown. Cannot establish connection.
A2 advances forward all of a yard before a very upset looking Pascal zooms up on his hover butt from below.
I dont know. Some of the villagers suddenly went mad. They began attacking their friends. I managed to help the children flee to safety. But I fear everyone else is...
You need to get out of here before youre next. Just go. Run! Ill figure out how to handle this!
But what about you?
These guys cant touch me. Now move your ass!
R-Right! <hovers off>
Welp. As disheartening as it is to see the Machine Village destroyed, we all knew this was eventually going to happen in some form. Frankly, its surprising it lasted this long with minimal trouble. Route A/B were all about world building. Route C is about world destroying. So here we are... A2s new task is to destroy all of the berserk machines and save anyone she can.
She will only be succeeding in that first part... Its too late to help any of the torn apart nameless machines. Theyll expire on their own if theyre not caught in the fight between A2 and the rampaging robots.
Most of the named machines in the village are already dead. Hope you bought everything from the shop keepers here because the machine village economy has officially crashed and so has its proprietors.
Turns out the machine family came back to the village at some point. Father Machine has gone joined the ranks of the mad machines. He has to be put down.
Were a bit too late to help the rest of his family...
The recluse Son Machines overbearing mother didnt make it. According to the radar, the hermit kid is still in his house... His burning house. Locked behind an unhackable lock. So welp... Not much we can do there to help.
Im afraid the Weird Machines playing dumb act wasnt enough to save him from the cannibal machine onslaught. Smart and dumb machine steel tastes just the same to them. Assuming machines can taste.
Jean-Pauls friend and the Machine with Make Up both have been retired. Yet somehow that prick Jean-Paul is still out there perfectly fine. Bastard...
Pascal didnt manage to evacuate all the machine children. Everyone down in the playground pit ate it. Never get did to tell Little Sister machine where children come from...
Its pretty annoying to track down every single hostile machine, especially since two of em are the obnoxious worm machines doing slow looping patterns at the top and middle layers of the village. Given the 2D plane this area is locked into, its actually kind of difficult to lock onto their weak point and theres only a limited window before its arbitrarily out of bounds from attack. But once all the hostile machines are destroyed...
Pod, scan for survivors.
Scanning. No life signs detected.
New Music: Wretched Weaponry (Quiet Vocal)
Ah! A2! How is my village? My people?
Im sorry. I couldnt help them.
Are the children all right?
Ive taken them to the abandoned factory.
All right. Im on my way.
Pascal, I dunno if the Abandoned Factory would be my first choice for taking a bunch of machine refugees. That places history doesnt have the most stellar survival rate regarding machines. But if you say so...
Remember how I mentioned earlier it is best not to go off the beaten path with 9S when playing as him as itll spoil things? Yeah, if you ever come here as 9S in his chapters its an empty charred ruin. Well check that out next time we swap characters. But for now, lets head over to...
The Abandoned Factory. There was already one machine massacre here. Maybe the reasoning is it would be absurd for two to happen the same week. Lets head on in.
So what exactly happened?
I dont know. Some of the villagers just started to... feed on each other. If you hadnt come along, Im sure we would have met the same grim fate. Thank you.
So weve got some downtime now. Boy... were where they hiding all of these machine children? This is like twice the normal population of the Machine Village when running around. Did they have a shipping container full of em out back...? Regardless, in order to progress we need to speak with Pascal a few times and hell answer questions on recent events leading up to this latest disaster.
However... what if we just started attacking some of these unfamiliar robot children? I mean... Ive never seen most of these kids before. What if theyre dormant berserk machine infiltrators?! Better safe than sorry.
A2!? Stop that at once! If were destroyed now, we cant be restored! This isnt funny!
Look, better safe than sorry. Well just cull a couple to weed out any suspect machines and...
Tch... Caim wouldnt have gotten a mission failure ending for killing a bunch of unarmed kids.
Video: Episode 118 Highlight Reel (You should watch this.)
Machine Village Concept Art They should have known something was up when they were named 11945s Mostly Likely to Be Burned to the Ground Village in a recent machine lifeform poll.