Part 91: Mission 39 - Journey's End - Part 1
And Daiyas managed to both catch up and gain a rather sizeable lead over Ichitaka in the last mission the Vajra really didnt like him. Still wont cover the 70-kill gap that separates him and Rey, but 2nd place is 1st place to those whove been earning kills legit for the entire game!
Were saving our money today, so its straight to the deployments. Alto and Brera are deploying as event units, so heres how were going:
Lets get to it.
: Kneel before me! I am she whose power rivals God, she who rules over fate itself!
: Rivals God?!
: I now share a direct connection with the Vajra Queen and her command is absolute among her spawn. In other words, the Vajra will do anything I say.
: And it is all thanks to you, Ranka Youve my deepest gratitude.
: Whats that supposed to mean?!
: Grace OConnor saw that Rankas song could communicate with the Vajra, so she analyzed it and used the result of that research to decode the Vajra Networks protocols.
: Hmhmhm Her abilities were essential towards realizing my theory.
: You you used Ranka for something like that?!
: I did, yes. But Ive no further need for her song now that Ive established my connection with the Queen
: Go forth, Vajra my eyes, my ears, my hands and feet My mighty talons!
: I wont let you have this your way, Grace ! Tabi no hajimari wa ♪
: Ill help, Sheryl! Kisetsu ga yabukete ♪
: The Vajra arent listening to them ?!
: I told you: the Queens command that is, my command is absolute. It wont be undone by a couple of girls wailing!
: So youre not even going to consider how they feel and just force them to obey you?! Cant you see how terrible that is?!
: Terrible ? Youre telling me to consider the feelings of creatures that have never shown any semblance of having such things ?
: Oh, please! These are brainless, emotionless, hivemind creatures that communicate via bacteria! Youve absolutely no grasp on the Vajras true magnificence just like Rankas mother, Ranche!
: Their magnificence ? Does that have something to do with that theory you mentioned?
: My research, yes To establish a galaxy-spanning mental network for all of mankind, centered around Fold Quartz and cybernetic implants.
: And with the Vajra, my dream can be made a reality a superdimensional network where the minds of every person can communicate and interface with one another instantly!
: Once humanity has achieved this, itll rise to its pinnacle as a species! Itll be reborn as a unified entity, and Ill use the Vajra to destroy anyone who refuses conversion!
: Thats the stupidest thing Ive heard all week. How did you figure this pinnacle as a species deal was ever a good idea?
: What did you say ?!
: So everyone would hear any thoughts I had? Oh, no, no, Im going to pass on that! I wouldnt want folks to know when Im going Ooh, that guys hot!
: Humanity might have set off into space, but that didnt change our nature as humans. We find love, marry one another, have children and pass on our songs and our culture. Feelings take root and are relayed to others
: Thats what it means to live mundane things like that. We dont want or need your superdimensional network!
: Your approach is too much like Centrals! And, worst of all, I really dont like how you think youre the only one in this world whos just!
: I didnt expect philistines like you to understand my grand designs! After them, my Vajra!
: Drop your princess at the Macross, Alto! Well reorganize while youre doing that!
: Y-Yeah, Im on it!
: Ranka ! Thank goodness youre safe. Things wouldve been way too dull without my rival.
: Ahahaha, I guess so.
: Hows that, Sheryl? Promise made, promise kept.
: Oh, yes, you Do you have any idea how worried you had me ?
: Yeah, sorry about that. I mean it.
: *Sniff* So long as were clear, thats fine
: Sheryl, are you crying ?
: Shush, you! Now get back out there! Im extending my moratorium on hearing you out consider that your punishment!
: Alright, Im off!
: (I still need to sing ! I need to stay alive and sing !)
Mission 39 Journeys End
: (Dont let me down yet, good-luck charm ! You helped me save Ranka, you can get us through this !)
: I trust everyone understands whats at stake? Failure here would mean the Vajra bearing down not just on this world, but in all parallel ones as well !
: We cannot allow her to fan the flames of war across the universe again!
: Damn straight. And so we gotta take the fight to her!
: All units, engage!
Take out Grace, dont lose any ships, Alto or Brera. This ones pretty much a repeat of the previous mission, only youve more Vajra and Grace is a far stronger boss than the Galaxy. Same strategies apply, though: be liberal with your Confuse casts (especially in the first rounds), spread out command auras and dont be afraid to pop Strikes since the buggers are still very dodgy.
Do make sure to keep an eye on your Supers and ships, because the Vajra have pretty long range and they can rain death upon an unprotected unit until you get their numbers down some, always be ready to cast Iron Wall and a couple of heals.
Vajra Queen (Grace OConnor)
Break Morale Limit
Attack Combo L3
10% HP Regen
30% EN Regen
Pretty much a straight upgrade to the Battle Galaxy, the Vajra Queen has more of everything and 200k HP. Graces stats are pretty high but, thanks to her not seeing fit to buy Ignore Size Difference, her aim will take a hit against our guys if youre running Confuse, even your supers will have a not-insignificant chance to dodge.
In truth, what you really should watch out for is her MAPW with strikes with the same AoE as Canarias. That means if youre sending some of your frailer guys down below, take the time to count where the safe zones are. Her strongest attack also has a lengthy 3-9 range, so be especially mindful with your ships.
That Dimensional Fault is something well see in a bit just be mindful that its a barrier and that combo attacks bypass it. But even with it and that Prevail, 200k is still easily doable in one round for our folks.
VF-27 Lucifer-γ (Brera Stern)
Hit & Away
Ignore Size Difference
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Attack Combo L1
Squad Bonus: 25% chance to dodge attacks, Mobility +15, Movement +1
You might not like Brera as a character (I dont!), but theres no denying that he is one of the strongest Reals in the game. First and foremost, hes pretty much unhittable combining the Valkyries natural evasiveness wit S ranks in Air and Space, and a flat 25% chance to outright dodge. Secondly, his weapons are strong as no-ones business, long range (and he comes with Hit & Away, you see that Kira/Heero?!) and, better yet, theyre all ammo based and have plenty of shots.
As a pilot, Brera already comes loaded with everything he needs, except B-Save, and his stats are appropriately high where it matters. Objectively, theres no reason not to field him and he might just get even better soon enough.
Regardless, lets start heading south. Like I said, dont worry about spending your SP (youll get a refill soon).
And well see more of Breras tricks as we go along.
: With but a single command from me the Vajra will immediately swarm across the entire universe.
: I dont care what happens to me And while I still dont know how much power the EVA has, I will make sure that my friends and the people of Earth are kept safe from you!
Once the enemys down to 23
: Urgh, theres just no end to them!
: Our ammo stores wont last forever in this. The situations looking bleak.
: Our forces cant handle a war of attrition against these things !
: What about Ranka and Sheryl? Are their songs doing anything?
: Theyre still singing as best they can, but
: The Queens massively strong Fold Waves have built a rock-solid network across the entire star system !
: So their voices just arent enough to overpower the Queens commands ?!
: This is Sheryls vitals are going critical?! She cant take any more of this !
: Hrk Sorry Ranka, Alto
: Sheryl! You have to hang in there! I cant do this by myself !
: And, at the end of the day, this is all the vaunted power of song amounts to. The legend of Minmay, of Fire Bomber All of those were nothing but illusions.
: No is there really nothing we can do ?
: Dont give up.
: Shes right you cant!
: Lacus! Um, therere two Lacus ?
: Her name is Meer; she acted as my stand-in for quite a while. I believe you two met at Diokia.
: No, I was just an imposter But the emotions I wanted others to feel were real what I carried within my heart was real. And, so, I wanted to sing despite everything !
: You also feel the same way, dont you, Ranka? Then you cant lose hope!
: Our voices will support your own, so go and sing. Let all here listen to your heart !
: We all managed to understand one another before, so I know you can get through to the Vajra as well, Ranka!
: Okay, brother. And thank you, Lacus, Meer. I Ill keep singing!
: Thats some Vajra stopped attacking!
: Rankas Fold Waves are growing to rival that of the Vajra Queen
: Ranka, your song is
: Stand up, Sheryl.
: Ranka Its over for me. Theres nothing left
: I poured everything I had into that song but I couldnt do anything
: You idiot!
: Think! How do you figure I managed to fly as high as I did?! Its because you were there to help me!
: And the same goes to Alto you also gave him the strength he needed to fly!
: What My body, my head the pain is gone?
: The light of the Fold Waves are
: Grace said that the V-Type Infection is caused by the intestinal bacteria that support the Vajra mental network
: You helped the Vajra realize that youre not their enemies, so they stopped attacking your body. Theyre trying to coexist
: Sheryl, you said that if you had any way you could be useful, then you wanted to be fighting with us !
: And were all still here, fighting together! So, please come on, Sheryl! You
: You are both my wings!!
: Lets all fly together again, Sheryl!
: Ranka, Alto thank you !
: Lets get to it, then! One duet between the Galactic Fairy and the Superdimensional Cinderella, just for the Vajra!
: Make this one the show of your lives, you two!
: Of course who do you think I am? Come on, Ranka!
: Ready, Sheryl!
: LISTEN TO OUR SONG!!
: The Queens protocols arent working?! Their songs are that powerful ?!
: Still its all pointless!
: Captain, incoming!
: Th-They !
: The Vajra protected us?!
: Our song got through to them ! They saw how we felt !
: Thank you thank you so much!
: What garbage! I am your Queen, Vajra! Obey my command!
: Theyre still coming.
: But it all boils down to Grace OConnor. Shes fused with the Vajra Queen, so if we can take her out
: Then we could to set the Vajra free, yes!
: That is to say, our target should only be the Vajra Queen or, rather, that woman herself!
: You heard it, people. Its been a long road getting here, but it all comes down to this
: To all warriors who stand on this battlefield, all those who bear pride upon their wings: forward!
: Here goes! Charging Love Heart!
: Come on, Klan! Well win this and pry open the way to our future!
: Aye, aye! Just dont fall behind!
: Lets go, Skull 4.
Patience, people. I need the cash to max out our favorite unit, so those other Vajras have to go. You might notice that big 0 popping by Grace, however.
: Our attack didnt connect ?!
: Thats a dimensional fault?!
: You mean those Fold Faults we heard about? Shes using that as a barrier?!
: I did say that the Queens power rivals that of God, no?
: Kch ! Can none of our weapons get through that?!
: Damn it, and we gotta find a way around that barrier if we wanna take her down !
: Isnt there any way to neutralize it ?
: (Oh, no we need to do something or our future Altos future will be taken from us !)
: (More, Sheryl ! Put more of your soul into that song! Im sure this is nowhere near the best youve to offer !)
: (Because because youre Sheryl Nome!)
: (I cant let this be the end! We need to win or Ill never be able to tell him everything I feel!)
: ! The The Vajra are neutralizing the dimensional fault !
: Impossible! Why are you opposing me?! The Queens orders should be absolute !
: You still dont get it, Grace? Its because the Vajra do have feelings!
: Weve confirmation that the dimensional fault has been weakened! We should be able to attack the Queen now!
: The Vajra are putting their lives on the line to give us an opening! Focus fire on the Vajra Queen!
: Lets do this, everyone!
: We cant waste this chance!