Part 145: Pre-IntermissionRobot Roll Call
The SUMO is a pretty decent mech, However it is a major EN hog.
Meet the Pilots
Harry is a great pilot, and if you plan on using him, I would recommended transferring him if you have something other than the SUMO available.
EN | 168 -> 204
Gundam Double X
EN | 156 -> 208
HP | 7100 -> 7650
Armor | 1410 -> 1515
: ...It was quite wrong of us to bring you here by force without so much as a word of explanation.
: Oh, no, not at all... You were even nice enough to give me a dress like this...
: There was a minor misunderstanding, but... I'd like for you to stay in this dome as a guest, and learn more about the Innocent's culture.
: The Innocent's culture...!
: Me, an Innocent...
: Would you rather not?
: No, not at all! It would be a joy to learn more about the Innocent's way of life!
: Thank you. I'll explain more of this later, but for now, would you mind waiting in another room?
: All right...
: Director Dowas, if you could escort Miss Elche.
The two of them leave the room
: (...Elche Cargo... I'll need you to be a trial for Jiron Amos's group...)
Someone knocks on the door
: Kid Hola... What business brings you here?
: I can hazard a fairly good guess. But as I told you, for the moment, Elche is in my care.
: Is it that you can't forget about her...?
: Nothin' that sentimental... That lady knows the Iron Gear inside and out. So I'd like you to let her work under me.
: Director Biel!
: Moving on, for what reason do you still have yet to attack the Iron Gear again?
: (...He's full of it, he doesn't even seriously want to attack them...) You won't give me a single subordinate, but you still expect me to do that? That's somethin' else.
: You keep harping on that... Elche still requires investigation.
: ...Sir Biel, I really hope you haven't forgotten...
: ...Is that a threat, Hola?
: Certainly not... It's just, well, Sir Dowas has...
: What are you getting at?
: Oh, nothin'...
: ...You've been given a new model machine. Use it and attack the Iron Gear.
: As you command, sir...
: That Hola is acting too shrewd... And, Dowas... He's plotting something behind my back...
: Ah, you're...
: Pardon my prior rudeness at that Mountain Cycle some time ago.
: Oh, not at all...
: Also... Allow me to thank you for the consideration you've shown Lady Diana.
: She's called Kihel here. No one other than Loran and I know the truth yet, so please be careful.
: Ah, yes, quite right.
: Harry, right? Are you here to bring her back?
: No... The situation's changed somewhat. By the way, would you mind showing me to Miss Kihel's room?
: Oh, sure thing.
: I'm glad to see you well, Lady Diana.
: ...Have you come to bring me back?
: No. I was asked by Miss Kihel to see to it that Lady Diana and Arthur Rank met face to face.
: Kihel Heim asked such a thing...?
: Yes. She has been filling the role of queen quite splendidly.
: What of Milan and Phil, and their group?
: They seem to harbor some doubts, but they have yet to prove them conclusively.
: ...I see...... (And in contrast to Kihel Heim, I'm...)
: But, is it safe to leave the real Kihel by herself?
: (.........) That's precisely the reason I intend to see to it that a meeting with Arthur Rank happens, and quickly... So that I may bring Lady Diana back to the Soleil.
: It's a dome under the control of Director Biel, of the Innocent.
: That's where we were asked to go to North Ameria... and got caught up in fighting with the Moon Race.
: So he was using you guys?
: Probably. The Innocent seem to make a hobby out of having us and other groups fight it out.
: Why would they even do that, though?
: I don't know, but Biel is someone who seems to take a keen interest in us.
: So, by going to P-Point and talking to this guy... We might be able to figure out a little of what the Innocent want, huh?
: That's assuming they don't treat us as hostiles, though.
: Yeah, there is the whole Zondar Epta thing to consider...
: ...They kidnapped Elche and ran. That's enough reason right there to storm the dome.
: That's a pretty self-centered justification, don't you think?
: What, is it wrong to want to help a friend?
: No, that's not what I mean...
The Iron Gear begins to shake.
: Sounds like the Iron Gear's having some engine trouble.
: It transforms and does melee combat. It's more of a wonder that it doesn't fall apart where it stands.
: But the Macross is pretty much the same thing...
: ...Cotset's pretty rough with the maintenance, too.
: Jiron! There you are!
: What's up, Rag?
: What!? You're serious!?
: Yup, you got it. I've had it up to here with helpin' the Innocent after they took Elche from me.
: Bullhonkey! You're the one who kidnapped her to start with!
: I didn't want to drag Elche into any fighting!
: You just wanted to make Elche your wife!
: Sh-shaddup! This's no time for splittin' hairs!
: I don't trust you for a minute, droopy-eyes!
: Whaddya mean by that, melonhead!?
: Can't you think up a better insult than melonhead!?
: Now I'm mad! I'll never trust a guy like you!
: That's enough, Jiron. This is no time for theatrics.
: Y-yeah, you tell 'em! Saving Elche should take top priority!
: This is pretty hard to swallow, though. It could be a scheme to draw us out and rush us all at once.
: The heck it is! If I was gonna do that, I'd just waltz up in a landship and attack! I even stole a new model Walker Machine for you guys as a token of good faith.
: The one you came on, huh?
: But you've been pretty hostile towards us this whole time. Isn't it expecting a little much to walk up and have us cooperate with you?
: W-well, er...
: I knew it, you are up to something!
: I-it's all for Elche! You got a problem with me usin' that as a reason!?
: Whoa, his eyes look serious...
: A guy in love can go to desperate lengths...
: What do you think, Banjou?
: Regardless of his intentions, it could be useful to get information about P-Point.
Suddenly, the Iron Gear begins to speed up...
: Eh...? Hey, did someone put the engine on full throttle!?
: Wasn't me... Dike?
: I didn't do anything.
: Hey, this is making us go way out in the open!
: What!? Wasn't the Iron Gear having engine trouble?
Someone bursts into the room!
: Geraba! When did he...
: Jiron! These guys are trying to take control of the Iron Gear!
: Good work, Geraba!
: See that!? I told you there's no trusting droopy-eyes!!
: This is no time for I-told-you-so's!
Hola pulls out his gun.
: ...Don't move now, Jiron.
: Consarn it...! What's the big idea, breaking your usual pattern!
: Heheheh, ain't it grand? We occupied the engine room while Bro kept you guys busy.
: This time it's our victory, pullin' together.
: What will you do with us?
: Bring you guys back to P-Point as a souvenir. With a trophy this big, they're sure to give me Elche!
: ...Can't win on strength, so you resort to tricks? You're always such a slimeball.
: Shut up! This is what's called a victory through brains!
: I see... Well, you sure did one over good on us.
: Oh, yeah? Well, get ready.
: But, true to your badguy stereotype... You're way too easy to predict.
: What'd you say!?
Banjou pulls his gun out and shoots Hola's out of his hand.
: In a quick-draw duel, I'm a pretty good hand. Though of course I'm no match for Kid, or Kenichi, or Juzo...
: Darn it...!
: Now! Let's move!
: All right!
: You think you can move in on me!?
: Chiru, hang in there just a little longer! I'll save you, I swear!
Everyone except Hola, Geraba, and Chiru runs out of the room
: So, uh... They got away, huh... Bro?