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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army

by Luisfe

Part 32

Update 32

Victor is awesome, he shall surely help us.

"Ah, you've brought something I need to have a look at?"

"Russian, eh? I picked up a little bit during my travels.

It's a theory on space flight, as far as I can tell.
What is it for?

Ah, I understand; you need this equation so that you can launch your rocket.
Though it is possible to launch a rocket using this equation... Wether or not it reaches the satellite is a different story.
You have to account for Earth's rotation, humidity, wind velocity, gravity... speed and altitude...
To account for all those elements, on top of the launch equation is--Even I can't do it."
Well, damn. It is too complex for a single human mind

"I would recommend giving up on this rocket plan and finding an alternative."

"An alternative? Geez, pops, we're all ears.
There has to be some way to handle the calculation, Brian."

"If only we had more time...
Right now I'm working on a humanoid automaton with complex computation capabilities.
It's like an artificial life form that can out-think human beings.
In theory, he would be able to solve your equation, but of course, he would have to exist first."

"Artificial life form? Kind of gives me the heebie jeebies.
That reminds me!
The Dark Summoner had a weird mechanical body, didn't he?
Think he could handle all this mathematical nonsense?
It's worth a shot, Brian!"

Fortunately, there is one out there. Now, where could he be?

Well, not in Narumi's place, and where else could another Summoner be?
Besides, it's obvious that they serve booze there, not "Soda."

Yup. There he is.

"Looks like you weren't able to stop the real threat, though. Heh.
Well, it's not my problem. Right now...
It's more important that she and I discuss our future together."

Hey. WHat?

"Oh! Raidou, you got here just in time...
This lush won't stop bugging me.
Isn't there something you can do about him?"

"Come on, babe, even if you and this guy already have a thing going... There's no reason we can't have a little fun on the side. What do you say?"

"Can this guy really help?
Well, I guess there's no way to know until we try. Let's ask him."

"Can't you see I'm busy here?"

"This is... a basic equation for matter propulsion. One of my country's scientists derived it.
Why are you showing me this?
You want me to help you launch a rocket?
Shove off! Can't you see the lady and myself are having a private moment herE?"

I like the sound of that option.

RA RA RASPUTIN (viddler)
Russia's (honestly not so) Greatest Love Machine! (youtube)

The bartender provides the bottle.

Oh Rasputin.

You just don't piss off Raidou. No.


And down he goes.
Certainly easier than the previous time.

Aaaaand Dr. Victor is being awesomely creepy. Yes.

Victor is having the time of his life, eh?

Shame is a concep that does not apply to Dr. Victor. He is too awesome for it.

"All right, already! I am meant to impress only the ladies, if you get my meaning.
I would prefer to have a nice head on my shoulders, da?"

"I much prefer it this way, as there is no risk of you getting away. Now, Kuzunoha, feel free to ask him whatever you wish.
As for you, I'll fix your body as long as you answer everything truthfully."

"Okay, I understand. You need my brain, da?
Show me the report again."

"I see. You want to destroy the satellite with a rocket.
You do realize the scientist's rocket isn't enough, don't you?
You can tell just by plugging the numbers into Tsiolkovski's equation.
That rocket has fuel and weight issues. It's not fit for launch."

"The power output, first of all. That's the main concern.
Something equivalent to a solid core nuclear rocket would be ideal, but... Since that isn't possible in this era... Hm...
You might have a chance if you give it multi-stage propulsion to reduce its weight, post-launch.
Time the launch right, and it should work, in theory.
Reduce the rocket's weight as much as possible.
Launch it at exactly 15:00, on the dot.
This way, it will cross Tai-itsu's orbit at the moment it is precisely overhead.
Based on this report, I believe those are your best options."

"If they do this, will the rocket be able to reach the satellite?"

"Reach it, yes. However, it still isn't enough to destroy it.
Aha, it appears there is a control unit inside of the satellite.
If you get inside and destroy that unit, it may trigger a larger explosion.
Keep in mind that I told you how to launch your rocket.
It's not my fault if you can't destroy the satellite."

The reason is this: Plot durrtardedness.

I wonder what sort of parts did he borrow...

Also: Dr. Victor also appears in the other two Devil Summoner games. Do not know if he is as awesome there. He has some sort of pirate theme there, though. It is weird.

"That's an oversight. I made my rocket too heavy for its power output.
All right! By three o'clock, this baby will be ready and raring to go!"

Well, what good is the ability to summon demons if they can't take the horrible risks?

"It is probably for the best.
if we send a demon up in the rocket, it should be able to take care of the satellite."

"Might as well choose a demon now, then.
I'll be going up with it, in case anything goes wrong.
Don't you worry about me...
After all, I'm not a real cat, so I should be just fine.
We don't know anything about outer space...
Or what might happen to your demon out there.
So, make sure it is fully prepared for what it's about to go through.
Now, which one of our friends is going to be my traveling companion?"