Part 181: Mission 45 - Inheritors of the Legacies - Part 2Posting this now before the page flips!
Heres the Skill point: youve until the end of turn 5 to take out all Psyco and Destroy Gundams.
Theyre big blobs of HP but will fall quickly under concentrated fire; Sting has Prevail and can be very accurate with the MAPW, so he should be your first priority.
You should start wearing them down at the very least on turn 3 and that should also allow you to beat one of the Frost Brothers in time (I find that going after Bask is more trouble than its worth). When either Shagia or Olba are shot down, mind, the other will run but you can always try MAPing them.
One last thing to worry about :
Ending Point Alert!
- Finish the mission without losing ANY of the Federation troops.
Jerid and Mauer have 20k+ HP so the main problem here is babysitting the Gabthleys which can easily be brought down, especially if you dont take away the Euclids TRI attacks.
Clear the eastern flank where they spawned and make sure you kill Sting ASAP because he will do a number on them with his MAPW.
Just to be extra safe, Hap casts Confuse.
Our western wing is moving towards Sting but lets deal with Abel along the way.
: Wh-what ?! This guys reading me like a book!
: I can feel some slight power this mans awakening as a Newtype?
: But hes far too aggressive and thatll easily backfire.
: Huh What is this weird sensation ?!
: If you can sense me, that means you have the gift as well!
: But I've been chosen! Your downfall will be facing me as an enemy!
: Hes willingly using his Newtype powers for battle ?!
: So youre Jamil Neate, huh? An ex-hero pathetic!
: You need to stop! You may not realize it but your power is just a tool in the hands of others!
: I am a Newtype! My duty is to win battles with that very power and thats just what I want!
: This man hes exactly like I used to be!
: Hes not a Cyber Newtype a natural?
: You can sense me? Then, I guess you have that power too!
: His spirit is awash with aggressiveness and elitism but hes got it all wrong !
: Hes just another victim, bound by the name Newtype!
I had no idea this attack had a dynamic finish!
Abel once again couldnt activate the Flash System and he cant understand why.
Still, he swears to manifest his Newtype powers next time!
Apollo moves in punching range of everything, wrecking an Euclid group in the process.
Gravions Sol Graviton Bringer is pretty much Tougas best mook-clearing attack because its dirt cheap, can chain into another attack and pierces barriers.
Love this dynamic finish.
Talho and Shaia drop the surviving Windams.
And Gaulis finally a worthwhile squaddie, learning Confuse and Support Defend L3.
Keis en route to Sting but makes a stop at this Psyco to relieve it of 10k HP.
Two Euclids left to destroy.
True to her fame, Luna manages to wiff an 85% hit at the very least we get to see Shinns Alondite dynamic finish.
The last Euclid group gets blown away by Rogers missiles.
Them Asshimars are next and Banjous opening blow lets Rand take an easy kill on the leader.
After Gainer shreds a healthy leader, Marin hops over to do his part.
But, of course, hes short 600 HP. At the very least he dodges the counter hit.
Toshiyas group takes both of these kills.
And Faye learns both Valor and Support Attack L3 from that.
Getter melts one of the leader Byarlants and Renton, switching in, drops another on the follow-up.
Rogers gets attacked by a Daughtress and Asshimar, who immediately regret it, and gets Koujis Mazin Power running.
The other weak Byarlant offers his life to Duke, wholl readily take it.
And here come the Feds, taking my money two Asshimars are killed.
The Big Gundams simply waste their time sniping at us.
Thank you for your contribution.
Sting manages to nick Baldios but thats hardly a problem.
Mauer steals another Asshimar and in comes Jerid.
: Heh never thought Id be fighting Bask and Jamaican like this.
: Still, Ill stick with those who value my skills !
: And someday Ill pass even Scirocco and stand at the top of the Titans!
45 HP?! This is why you suck, guy.
Hollands group is still inside, where theyve just reached the room with Arthur and Norb.
Elchi also jumps into the room to see him but
: Outta the way, Elchi!
: Aye, aye!
: That, again?!
Arthurs glad to see the two girls here, too, but Elchi wants to know what all that was a small pact between members of Arthurs elite guard/fan club, the other two girls smirk.
Either way, Arthurs glad to see everyone safe and Jiron, in turn, is happy to see that he really is making a life for himself outside of the Innocents domes. More importantly, Holland asks about Norb but Birin says some Fed took him away just a few moments ago.
Maria says it was some white-haired guy who was really imposing and Holland immediately figures it was Dewey he sets off after them while telling Jiron to pull back ahead of him. Sounds dangerous to Jiron but if Deweys around, Holland has no other choice.
Elsewhere, Norbs surprised to hear that Dewey had joined with the Sages but he says old things like that council are no longer needed in this new world. Indeed, he plans on crafting new values as the new King.
Norbs heard of what Deweys done with his Oranges and asks him to stop: the Scub Coral isnt calling out to him and continuing this puts the entire world at risk.
Dewey deems Norb as someone whos lost his opportunity and isnt very willing to listen: if the Scub wont call on him, then hell simply destroy its mind.
Mind you, this extremism couldve been avoided had Norb given him the chance to come into contact with the thing in the first place.
Norb still isnt willing to help and even if he did, says its impossible for Dewey to communicate with the Scub Coral. Dewey doesnt need the likes of communication and Norb is annoyed that hed try to destroy the Scub without the faintest understanding of its will.
These antics may well mean the end for the entire planet, Dewey included.
Norb figures Dewey hasnt forgotten what happened in Del Cielo and wonders how many times he needs to fail before hes satisfied.
Dewey retorts that Norbs the one who failed: he tried to be the partner of a humanoid Coralian and, as a result, Norb lost the love of his life. Norb admits to it but still holds onto hope that communication with the Coral is still possible.
Dewey wonders if Norb would still believe on that man whom he revealed the truth and entrusted the fate of the world to
Said man is Holland, who catches up and knocks out Deweys escort. Deweys hardly impressed that hed just jump into the game at such late a juncture but, then again, thats to be expected from the black sheep of the Novak family!
Dewey figures hes come to ask for something but, alas, hes fresh out of gifts to give him ah, well, he can have Norb, then. Its the elder brothers duty to entreat his spoiled sibling after all, after all.
Hollands surprised that hed just let the guy go but Deweys certain that Norbs, inwardly, given up on Holland finding a suitable partner for Eureka and it shouldnt take long for him to give up on talking to the Scub Coral altogether.
That makes Holland smile, and he promises Norb he's got a little surprise for him. His grin annoys Dewey, who yells that Holland never could measure up to him: from Lifting, to joining the army, Hollands always been trying, and failing, to catch up.
Hell, Talho is even Deweys ex now thats a match made in heaven, he thinks.
And what about that ridiculous ray=out magazine of his? Holland tried to expose the truth to the masses with it and what happened? A whole bunch of nothing: he spewed a stream of idiocy and simply wasted his time.
In reality, the people do not care about the truth: the only thing that really moves them is a loud voice and strong incentive. You need only stimulate what little pride the foolish masses have and theyll choose lies over the truth every single time!
As his older brother, Dewey suggests Holland take a look at the big picture if he wants to stand a chance of winning. Holland sniffs that Dewey hasnt changed one bit and proclaims to be a bit disappointed at how very far behind the guy is.
Hasnt he seen how different the Nirvashs gotten? Yeah, hes found the one and, on that note, he drags Norb away to see that hope is alive and well.
Dewey demands Holland explain himself but Holland gives him the old Dont beg, earn it! and runs off.
Both infiltration teams come back successful and it looks like Jirons used his extra time to cook up a little something in the Feds hangar - he calls it fair compensation for the hardship these guys put Arthur through.
Hes got it all set up to launch via remote control but Chil isnt very sure that bomb looks mighty dangerous.
Theres a Doran leaving with them and it belongs to Birin and Maria, determined to accompany Arthur to wherever he goes. Hes taking a ride with them and Elchi promises to give them hell should anything happen to him.
Norbs grown sullen again, watching Arthur having all those women taking care of him while hes forced to ride shotgun with a hooligan but, hey, Hollands having to put up with his yammering so he needs to suck it up.
All thats left is to make a break for it and Jamil says well have our opening if we can take out the enemies Destroys and Psycos.
But, hold on, theres something flying straight towards us!
: The Big Duo Schwarzwald?!
: Fallen Angels, the Devil Overman and now you look into the demise of the Black History ! You seem to be getting closer to the truth, Negotiator!
: And you came here to stop me to stop us?
: Youre free to think that if you wish. Now, you will all do battle with me!
: Its that pinhead from the Saotome Labs?!
: He wants to fight us ?
: (So hes the one who told Cid about that?)
: Who is this, Roger? What is he after?!
: Im not sure and I dont care to figure out
: But one things certain! I will always reject his so-called truth!
: Come, Roger Smith and Seekers of Truth! Its time for you to step towards the final stage of your search!
Looks like Gainer and Shinn dont appreciate his shenanigans.
Well have to deal with Schwarz immediately lest Jerids team attack him and get wrecked. Before that, though, a quick look at Arthurs helpers:
Doran (Birin Neda, Maria Maria)
- Prevail L6
- Support Attack L4
- Cooperative Attack
- Prevail L6
- Backup Attack
- Support Defend L4
Marias Squad Leader Bonus: +50% HP and EN restored
Birins Voice Actress: Satomi Majima (other known works: Watta in Trider G7, Yasuo in Dairugger and a few others)
Marias Voice Actress: Sumi Shimamoto (other known works: Ginrei in Giant Robo, Shokupanman in Soreike, Anpanman and several others)
More Xabungle squaddies. Theyve lower stats than Rag, Burume and Dyke but make up for those with some useful spirit commands.
At the very least the Dorans a useful Walker Machine that can fly and use a post-movement TRI. It comes with three upgrade bars already in, so its a good ride for anyone not using the Xabungle and Gallia.
Oh, and a quick Rouse from Stoner triggers the Element System. Lets get rid of mummy man before he screws something up!
His music is pretty sweet, mind.
: Oho Still havent opened your eyes, hm?
: Ah ?
: You dont know what youre doing at all, boy! Hilarious!
: You are certainly a fragment of the truth! And you have the power to lead this world to it!
: The power to lead the world to the truth ? He means the White Doll?
: Machine Angel Aquarion! You and the Fallen Angels are all pitiful sinners, forever bound by the chains of fate!
: Is this man trying to disturb us with these absurdities?!
: Shut your trap, pinhead! I aint got time to listen to your bull!
: I only believe in stuff Ive seen with my eyes! If I wanted to know any truth, Id go and look for it!!
: Yo, pinhead! Still spouting the same crock, eh?
: Im fulfilling my duty - to inform the truth to the world!
: Then use words lowbrow folks like me can understand!
: Yelling a buncha baloney only makes ya look crazy!
: Sooner or later, youll know the truth! And, when you do, youll remember my words and lament your foolishness!
: Sorry, bub, but there already aint a single day where I dont tear my hair out cuz of my nonsense!
: Schwarzwald! Cease your meaningless rhetoric immediately!
: Meaningless I suppose it is.
: Indeed, thered be no point in speaking when you insist on averting your eyes from the truth!
: Ill find the answers concerning the nature of your truth and how it relates to the Black History under my own power!
: So this is where we part! Schwarzwald, man whom the truth bewildered Disappear into the darkness!!
Such is the truth about this combat, Schwarzwald!
: I...I see it! The world draped in flames and, from its ashes, a new world is born !
: THIS is the truth...! The advent of the Great Power!
: What is it that you know, Schwarz?!
: Ive led you to the truth! And now that my duty is complete, I shall take my leave from the stage!
: Farewell, Roger Smith!
: If your truth is that the world will end, we might well be headed towards that
: Still, Ive no intention of simply accepting it. Such is my answer to you.
He dies as he lived: being cagy as fuck Setsuko did have lines for him and, for whatever reason, I forgot to have Gainer attack even though I had him take this side precisely to do so:
: You seem to be getting close to the truth, too!
: I understand now! You and your unit are the same as my Big Duo and I!
: My unit and I...?
: However, theres no more point to your existence now that Ive attained the truth! So, Ill just eliminate you!
: Wielder of the OverDevils kin! Sooner or later, you, too, will be absorbed by another fragment of the truth!
: I dont care! That truth of yours just sounds like some really bad stuff to me!
: The truth is the truth! Notions of good, bad, likes and dislikes are all meaningless and humans have no choice but to abide to it!
: No thanks! I wont just blindly accept what others decide!
Sting is next on our needs to die lies because, if we dont, hell MAP everyone come his turn.
: Im sure youre also being made to fight against your will, just like Stella and Four
: Hang on Ill destroy this machine and set you free!
HYAAAHAHAHAHA! THIS IS THE BEST!!
Kids as crazy as the old druggies.
And I forgot that Ive armor down attacks now, so Toshiya hops on over and melts the Destroy a bit.
Keep the pain train going and, to maximize Keis damage, Olson switches over.
Popping valor, too.
And there goes 18k HP.
A valored Heat Crusher from Rand followed by a hit from Jiron leaves Sting down in the red.
Do it, boy!
: This unit its because of it that Stella !
: Damn you! I wont tolerate this thing or anyone who makes more of it!!
And now were pretty much in the clear.
Rey learns Valor as his prize for reaching level 50.
Of course, Four also had lines for him:
: Outta my way! Anyone who bugs me gets vaporized!
: Sting you dont even remember us or the Phantom Pain anymore, do you ?
: Then, all I can do is put a stop to you
Sting is dazed as his mech begins to fragment, wondering where Auel and Stella went. He blows up soon after.
Rest, Sting you dont need to fight anymore , Four inwardly tells him.
Grendizer Full Power triggers right when I need it.
Following a hit from Holland, Amuro moves in to double attack the weaker Psyco and also get in range to slap the Frost Brothers.
The thing decides to give me sass and survive Double Burning Fire with about 300 HP, so it falls on Ryouma to finish the job.
That gets Amuro and Gauli to take the kiddie gloves off.
Next up is this baby Destroy, whos reduced to charred pieces of black metal after a Triple Mazinger Blade. Easy prey for Touga.
I love both Eijis smug face and the fact that hes such a bad shot that none of his missiles and lasers actually connect. The dynamic finishers pretty sweet, though.
Oh, I had completely forgotten about this kid!
This is why you want those Euclids dead as soon as possible: they can do big damage on those Gabthleys and they WILL get themselves killed by attacking a big Gundam or, worse, one of the Frost Brothers.
Full HP ensures their survival for one turn as the enemies will pretty much always prioritize us (unless, of course, Sting is still alive whereupon hell MAP at the drop of a hat).
As Touga draws the attention of the surviving Gundams, Olba ignores Garrod whos right close by and goes after Baldios.
Fine by me, prick.
Thankfully, Shagia does the same thing and HIS squaddies decide to play ball and get oneshotted.
I dont have the patience to set up a MAP kill of both brothers with someone who needs it and we cannot allow Renton to grow any stronger lest his power be too much for us to control!
Shagia has the better item, so well go for him.
: What is this feeling ?! Its like Im fighting two people !
: Sensed us, did you? Well done, Camille Bidan.
: How do you know my
: Thats because you, too, are a target we must eliminate.
: Youre not guilty of anything, mind. We simply cannot allow you to live.
: I wont just let you take me out over that crazy logic!!
Shagia taking small damage from Newtypes #1: It seems Newtypes are VERY overrated.
: Just what is this pressure ?!
: Have you touched our minds, Red Comet?
: Weve also done a bit of our homework.
: Still, it matters not who you are.
: Youll end up just like him if we leave you be. So, well simply erase you here and now!
: Were you gathering Newtypes for the Sage Council, Frost Brothers?!
: Now that would be telling, Jamil Neate.
: However, you may know this: we fight only for ourselves.
: And those whod oppose us, like you, will be destroyed!
Shagia taking damage from Jamil #1: Urk! He may have lost his powers hes still quite capable!
: You bros are pathetic! Joining up with those Logos losers? Really?!
: Garrod Ran a simple-minded child like you could never understand our long-term objectives!
: Let him ramble on, Olba. Hell pay for his insolence in due time.
: Hmhm youre right, brother.
: I dunno what youre up to but that aint gonna be a problem if I end you two here! Get ready!!
Garrod vs Shagia/Olba #1: You bros are the only ones I aint ever letting off the hook!
Shagia taking damage from Garrod #1: The boys also gotten better !
Garrod dodging Shagia #1: Tough luck, Shagia!
: Such a dark pressure hatred?!
: Thats right, Amuro Ray. But you must now pay for intruding into the minds of others !
: We will not tolerate your existence. Revenge will be ours, again both your ilk and this world which did not accept us!
: Theyre dangerous this hatred could consume everything!
And he survived it with 255 HP
Fine, Loran needed the exp.
Shagia reports that its impossible to continue and pulls back and Olba, figuring theyve done more than enough, quickly reports problems with his unit and does the same.
Considering how stubborn they usually are, Roybea finds it odd they ran off so quickly and Witz figures theyre probably regretting siding with those Sage Council losers.
Jamil doesnt think that to be something those devious brothers would do theyre up to something.
Took you long enough.
Still a Destroy and Psyco to take out, so Kei goes to town.
Hey, how about we take Jirons new toy for a spin! Turns out what he got from Logos hangar wasnt just ANY bomb
Nah, dont worry about any fallout. As Jiron himself says: THIS is the power of a protagonist mech!!
Total Ending Points: 9
: Rrrgh! How could Ive lost both the captives and my platoon of Destroys?!
: Damn it, then its time for my ace in the hole! Launch the nuke we were going to use on the Plants!!
: E-erm I think that invading Walker Machine hijacked its controls
Bask recommends they retreat as things will only get worse if they keep this up. Their best bet at a safe haven would be Orb, so thats where they set out to.
At least they know when theres no chance of victory and Ken-goh figures we better split too, lest we get into some unnecessary battle with the Feds. Arthur confirms Logos headed towards Orb which is pretty much their last stronghold now that theyve lost Heavens Base.
As Talia orders everyone back to Trinity City, Mauer preemptively tells Jerid that they cant go after us: far better to have ZEUTH take out the trash for the Federation, he figures.
Nearby, Deweys telling Holland that hes powerless and, whether or not hes found a partner for Eureka, itll be he wholl save this world.
Back in Trinity City, Arthur also agrees with our theory that a dimensional quake happened in the last moments of the Black History the legends passed down the Innocent seem to indicate that.
Judging from what was observed since the Break the World, its likely that Black Historys quake was also another such event but, unfortunately, he doesnt know what triggered it as the Innocents sealed away much of their past in the interest of focusing on the new world they were creating. He guesses their kin, the Moon Race, are in the same boat.
Talia asks if hes suggesting the Innocents and Moon Race share a common origin and the answer for that lies in the era following the Cataclysm/Black History: the people who, somehow, managed to survive the events were forced to leave the ruined Earth and make their living on the Moon.
They waited for the environment to restore itself and used some amount of technology to help speed things up but it was still a very lengthy process. Over time, some people of the Moon Race broke with the ruling House Soreil and left, disagreeing with the Soreil claim that it should be the next generation who repopulates the Earth.
Thus, these oppositionists became two groups: one seeking to return to Earth immediately and one seeking some other place to live, beyond the Moon.
The majority of the ones who set out into deep space went on to build and live in the first Space Colonies of their world this group would, a long time later, give birth to the Space Revolutionary Army.
The other faction descended back into Earth, landing in the arid region of Zora in the northern hemisphere and building a new civilization there (Innocents). Some fragmentation happened right as they arrived, as part of their group wanted to restore their old pre-Cataclysm technologies these moved to settle in the southern hemisphere where they would advance and, eventually, give birth to the UNE.
At length, people began to live in North Ameria (Inglessa and whatnot) and Siberia, each one becoming an individual civilization. Thats all Arthur knows of the post-Cataclysm era.
One thing Gwen doesnt understand is why the North-Amerian and Gallian stance on technology differed so much despite their common origin is there a reason for that? Arthur recalls that old adage that the Promised Land is forbidden and mustnt be disturbed by anyone.
This legend has been passed down for generations of North Amerian people, decreeing the unearthing of technology as taboo. While Arthur doesnt know the reason behind the legend, he assumes that something dangerous lies asleep in that land and it should stay that way.
He presumes that its a relic of the Black History but, of course, North Ameria wasnt the only land to have one of those buried in
On this subject, Elchi wants to ask more about the OverDevil but Arthur doesnt know much aside from the fact that humans were fighting against the Fallen Angels at the end of the Black History.
Bright figures our only choice to figure out more about that era, and its demise, would be to look into the old Innocent cities and archives in hopes of finding something but Arthur has a different suggestion: there was a certain device who recorded these events and if we could access that, wed have our answers.
Said device is located underneath the Moons oldest and largest power station that is, underneath the Microwave Station that powers the Satellite System and it is called D.O.M.E.. This facility is, supposedly, under the control of the Queen of the Moon and it has all events of the Black History stored within.
Furthermore, from what Arthurs heard, the mind of a Newtype is also sealed in there which surprises Quattro and Jamil.
Regardless, Quinstein informs Arthur of our wish to study the Black History in order to stop the dimensional collapse and asks for his help. Though Arthur didnt wish for a world like this to be born, the fact remains that billions live in it so, yes, hell do everything in his power to stop its destruction.
Hell get in touch with all the other Innocents who live the world over and pool their collective knowledge to help us out.
This is interrupted when the Minervas Arthur shows up, having just received a transmission from Durandal: in two days time, at 1100 hours, Zaft will launch an attack at Orb to wipe out the Logos remnants.
Thus, he requests that the Minerva momentarily splits off from ZEUTH and assist with the operation. Looks like Durandals decided to go all-out to secure his victory
Rentons being examined by Norb and while he doesnt really mind, the guys smell is certainly making things difficult. Regardless, Norb wants to take a very close look at him since hes managed to convince Holland Renton has a lot riding on his shoulders.
First things first, though, Norb is famished after having so little to eat in captivity and very eagerly accepts Eurekas offer of Pizza though he wants it with loads of mayonnaise!
Gainer doesnt know what to make of this, wondering if mayonnaise has some sort of philosophical meaning to the Vodarac Tiptree wasnt like that, though. Jiron figures the guy just really likes the thing and he certainly doesnt fit the image everyone had for Vodaracs Pope-like guy.
:Hoo, boy guess Im not living up to the hype.
: Hmm alright, how about I show you guys something interesting while the pizzas heating up.
: Whoa, whoa ! Youre taking your clothes off?! Here?!
: Renton you should see this too.
*Norb opens his robe.*
: Theres a Compac Drive in your chest.
: This is what one who failed at becoming a partner looks like...
: One who failed ?
Location: Paradigm City Paradigm Corp, Presidents Office
Alans just finished reporting the defeat of both Schwarzwald and Big Duo to Alex, who ponders that Schwarz, too, headed to the world outside in search of some vague truth.
Alan reports that things are getting pretty hectic out there and Alex cant comprehend why anyone would want to leave this peaceful city to go to such a place.
In fact, everythings been so nice and quiet ever since Roger left almost like a plot thread that lied disconnected from the main story ended up forgotten by the author. Alan asks if thats metaphor for something and hes free to take it in any way he wants.
Regardless, Alex wants Alan to keep his nose clean: all he desires is order and tranquility and he will not suffer anything that goes against his wishes to exist within Paradigm City.
And if need be, he's got power he can use just as was done at the end of the so-called Black History as The Big's true Dominus...
Before we end, if youd taken the Ships route back on Rands mission 32 and followed the steps towards the 2nd Xabungle unit, you can finish that secret now by purchasing the Computer Core (コンピューターコア).
I couldnt find a video of anyone getting this secret (because, why?), so theres no summary for that scene.
Regardless of that, the Bazaar has a Messala and Gabthley for sale so we snag them both!
Anything to get our UC squaddies airborne.