Part 165: Mission 45 (Patrol Route) - Prologue
Gai hunting those Reus has paid off hes managed to snag 1st place off Kazuma!
Now, like before, Ill skip doing the intermission just to keep a proper tally on whats being won on each route.
The only thing Ill do is spend Prayer and Wufeis PP:
I dont really like Wufei but heres the rundown: hes like Gai Daigouji in that he never learns Focus but, unlike an Aesti, he does not have any barriers to reduce the damage having to rely solely on his friendship bonuses (its a very good thing he takes upgrades off Wing, so he comes with a nice boost to Mobility).
As such, he takes a good amount of points into Evasion, Accuracy and, of course, Melee (his sole form of attacking).
Prayer, on the other hand, is nearly all about ranged attacks and, since hes normal and learns Focus, he can take less investment into Evasion and Accuracy, adding those into his Shooting stat.
Now, lets move to the prologue:
Aboard the Serpents Tail ship, Elijah and the others aren't comfortable with Gai hanging onto the Neutron Jammer Canceller.
Elijah knows that the thing was being sent to Malchio and they all know that it could solve the worlds energy crisis in one fell swoop.
Reed notes that its not that simple, if they wanted it to be used NOW, they wouldve left the Canceller with
After all, even if most of the Earthlings aren't stupid enough to nuke Plant, it only takes one.
Luchinni calls up, actually working for Gai instead of the other way around for a change.
Hes been digging up some information for Gai and, whatever it is, it's important enough for Gai to set aside his dislike for Luchinnis shadier methods and agrees to take the call.
Kazuma notes that the present Santa delivered this year was way bigger than expected: the Neutron Jammer Canceller.
Who cares that it got stolen: just the fact that someone managed to invent it at all is miraculous; he's sure that the Serpent Tail must have a very good reason for playing pirate and swiping the gadget, and that they aren't likely to just sell it to the Feds.
He, like Lowe, would dearly love to know what Gai Murakumo has in mind, though.
Prayer is in the sick bay, having abruptly passed out in the middle of a conversation.
He passes it off as mere overwork, but Horis looks pensive; Lowe tells him to leave the recovery of the Dreadnought's head to him.
Gai Murakumo has taught him the Serpent Tail's secret comm codes, so he expects he can phone them up and arrange a meeting.
Lowe wants to meet Gai quickly, but one-on-one; force is the last option he wants to use and he wants to figure out the reason behind the theft of the Neutron Jammer Canceler.
Gai (Shishioh) also thinks there must be good a reason and volunteers, along with Zechs, to call Gai Murakumo on Lowes behalf theyll get the meeting set up and only ask Lowe to get ready to fly.
Reneé wonders if Gai is being too lenient with Gai Murakumo simply because they share a name.
Mikoto says thats not true as Gai sure isn't this tolerant to the Aestivalis Gai; as Akane remembers, though, his real name is Yamada Jirou either way, the discussion is interrupted as Horis shoos everyone out to give Prayer time to rest and, as he leaves, Lowe reiterates his promise to bring back the stolen Dreadnought parts.
Horis stays behind, meaning to ask Prayer a serious question.
Horis has observed symptoms like Prayer's before, and knows full well that these are effects related to accelerated cellular aging, derived from shortened telomeres in the DNA.
Sooner, rather than later, Prayer's cells will lose the ability to divide and hell quickly die.
What Horis wants to know is: who is Prayer a clone of?
Mikhail tells his men to get ready to sortie and a mysterious man asks if theyre going after Lacus.
He denies that, saying that theyll be hunting whoever stole one of the Neutron Jammer Cancelers.
The man comments on how this sounds very boring, which makes Mikhail very irate does the man not understand the importance of this mission?
Mikhail says that no trace must be left behind: their mission isn't just getting the thing back but wiping out all data concerning it and all people who might have come into contact with it.
The kill everyone part gets the mans attention, saying that NOW this mission feels more interesting than hunting Lacus.
Hes very eager to lay waste to loads of people with the Regenerate.
We got some newer party members, so lets get voting time under way.
Prayer and Lowe are launching as event units, Kazuma still has dibs and Ive taken the liberty of pre-selecting Gaofighgar, Mazinkaiser, Great Mazinger and Shin Getter.
This leaves you guys with 9 slots to choose among the following:
- Volfogg, Mike, Enryu, Hyoryu, Fuuryu, Rairyu, Kouryu, Anryu
- Heero, Duo, Wufei, Quatre, Trowa, Zechs
- Boss, Sayaka, Jun, Lori (make sure to specify if you want any of them to use the Mazinger)
See you all then!