Part 23: Mission 7 (Rand) - Goddess of the MoonOutside
: Those MSs...Are those the Frost Brothers weird Gundams?!
: Its been too long, Garrod Ran. What a surprise to see you again.
: Damn it! You've got some stones to kidnap Tifa while I was away!
: Thats simply because our goal is the collection of Newtypes.
: Now, Garrod, you'll share the same fate as Jamil Neate and the others.
: By the hands of our upgraded Gundams.
: Jamil you killed him?! And Witz, Roybea and the others?!
: Take the girl and get outta here, Garrod! Ill keep them at bay for a bit!
: And what do you think can you do with just that rifle?!
*The Turn A Gundam moves forward*
: You! Are you trying to interfere?!
: How can you turn those mechanical dolls onto people?! There's no justification for that!
: Lets pull back, Olba.
: Why, brother?! Its just an antique theres no reason to be careful !
: Dont forget, Olba. That Mobile Suit was buried in the Promised Land.
*Both brothers pull back.*
: Why are they running ?
: You need to move right now, people!
: Thanks, cutie!
: Garrod youd do well to remember those words.
Olba is annoyed that Tifas getting away but Shagia says its no problem: now that the Freeden is gone and Garrods her only protection, they can take her back at any time.
For now, though, hes more interested in gathering data on that Mobile Suit and calls several units to help with that. Gwen shouts into the radio that these are the forces of oppression, trying to disrupt the peace talks and orders Laura to defend the town's freedom.
Phil demands an explanation on whats going on and Gwen tells him that this is proof that the people of Inglessa are in disagreement with UNE. Furthermore, he requests the Moon Races cooperation as a sign that theyre serious about the peace negotiations.
Phil agrees and orders all Diana Counter members to prepare to deploy but, inwardly, he knows this is Gwens own plan to use their forces for his own agenda. Phil has his own plans, though
Victory Condition: All Units Shot Down
Failure Condition: Laura Shot Down
Skill Point: ???
Oh boy, this mission. Remember how I said mission 5 was the point the game took away the training wheels regarding the Skill Points? Well, mission 7 is the point where the game decides to go: Oh, youve gotten all points so far? Fuck you, then! Hows this?! and throws a huge problem for you to deal with.
The Skill Point is hidden for now but, suffice to say, you need to wrap everything up by the START of turn 7 and theres a massive, horrible obstacle for you to deal with in the form of the goddamn Frost Brothers.
I cant scan them now but the threads reaction to their appearance should be ample evidence of how much of a hassle they can be.
There is, however, an incentive for you to take at least one of them down:
- Gundam X Secret 1st Step
- Rands Secret #1 1st Step
One secret is exclusive to Rands route and its a very powerful Unit Part and the other is THAT Gundam X secret (if youve played Alpha Gaiden you know exactly what it is and how many hoops Banpresto likes to make you jump through to get it).
Keep in mind, most of Zs secrets work via a point system in which you only need to get X amount of requirements, not all of them, to unlock the secret; however, this one step is non-negotiable for Rands Unit Part and, therefore, it is recommended that you try to get it.
Loran wont be able to do much against airborne enemies but, by moving him over here, well do SOME damage on them and itll help us build morale quicker.
As expected, three of the closest Daughtresses mobile suits gun for Laura; they are decently accurate but, even if they hit, the I-Field will block most of the damage.
Im pretty sure these UNE mooks are also voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama, too.
Only one manages to hit and that damage will soon be regenerated.
It should be noted that Z introduced a mechanic called Evasion Decay which means the more a unit dodges on a single phase, the chance to dodge decreases (and it only resets once the phase ends); Loran started this with 30% chance to hit and the successful hit had almost 50%, so you cant expect a dodgy unit to keep all enemies at bay like in previous games.
Everything else hangs back.
Rinse and repeat for the next whole turn - one Daughtress gets wrecked while some others are weakened.
The Iron Gear soon arrives and Rand quickly calls Gain and Garrod to grab their units.
Gain apologizes for keeping Loran waiting but says his backup is finally here. Garrod is dumbstruck when he realizes that hes talking to that cutie.
Still, Gainer is relieved that Garrod was also fooled but Sara says thats not something for him to get happy about. Loran appreciates our help and, from inside the Iron Gear, Sochie asks what is that thing hes wearing.
She deploys out to the battlefield using the newly excavated unit from the Mountain Cycle.
Of course, Loran finds it absurd that shed put herself at risk like this but Sochie says, if hes able to fight, so can she this is to get personally get revenge for her father.
Miashey is with her and both have their own Kapool mobile suit, repaired to perfection by Rand, Bello and Cotsett. Rand is very proud of his work and Miashey thanks him.
Loran is still hesitant but Sochie isnt about to hear him out. She hands him a pilot suit and tells him to change right away.
Furthermore, Miashey also has brought several new weapons for the White Doll which were also found in the Mountain Cycle.
Gain tells Elchi that these folks are the ones Gwen wanted us to get rid of and Elchis more than eager to finish this job so they can, officially, get on the Inglessan payroll. Garrod tells everyone to be careful with those two evil-looking Gundams over there as theyre very tough.
He drops Tifa on the Iron Gear and tells her to wait for him hes going to beat those two freaks and keep her safe no matter what.
Theres another problem in the form of Enil, who deploys intent on killing Garrod with her own hands.
Olba figures, since things are going to be like this, they should start attacking as well and Shagia agrees. We should show the boy the new might of our ferocious steeds, he says.
Loran is worried at the way things are going but Sochie joins up with him and wants to charge ahead. Hes got no choice but he sees the battle is growing even more intense and wonders if this is actually the right thing to do
Miasheys items give the Turn A access to two new melee attacks, its TRI attack and a Shield.
Also, Enils arrival adds another problem to the pile:
- Gundam X Secret 2nd Step
You dont need to take her out with Garrod but, as the Frost brothers said, theyll be attacking from now on and their AI is hard-wired to make a beeline for Garrod; with that in mind, Ill be inching him towards Enil to force them to get closer to our main force.
This is especially important with Shagia who has HUGE range and isnt afraid to snipe from very far away.
Now, before anything else, lets take a look at the new players on the field:
Jenice Revise Enil Custom (Enil El)
- Support Defend L1
- Counter L2
- Morale+ (Hit)
Enils Voice Actress: Chieko Honda (other known works: Puru/Puru Two in Gundam ZZ, Miku in Zeorymer, Amu in L-Gaim and many others)
Theres not much to be said about Enil and her Jenice, really; theyre not front-line material, qualifying only as a slight miniboss.
Take her out quickly because, being a Neutral unit, she can be attacked by anyone and I dont know if it counts towards the secret if someone other than our people kill her.
Gundam Virsago Chest Break (Shagia Frost)
- Category-F L4 - remember the Extended in Setsukos path? Its like that: Increases Hit, Evasion and Crit % (at L4, it gives a flat +9% crit and +12% hit/evasion)
- Counter L3
- Focused Attack
- Morale+ (Damage)
- Ignore Size Difference
- Sword Cut
- High-Spec Radar (Increases all weapons range by 1, save for MAPs and point-blank attacks)
Shagias Voice Actor: Toshiyuki Morikawa (other known works: Kyosuke Nanbu in SRW OGs/Impact, D-Boy in Tekkaman Blade, Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII stuff and many, MANY others).
Gundam Ashtaron Hermit Crab (Olba Frost)
- Category-F L4
- Support Defend L3
- Backup Attack
- Morale+ (Damage)
- Ignore Size Difference
- Sword Cut
- Apogee Motor
Shagias Voice Actor: Nozomu Sasaki (other known works: Hathaway Noah in several Mobile Suit Gundam shows, Yuusuke in Yu-Yu Hakusho, Clef in Magic Knight Rayearth and many others).
Urgh. Thats all I can say about the Frost Brothers and anyone whos played through Z or Alpha Gaiden can sympathize.
They have good stats, deadly skills and their Gundams are powerful while also being dodgy and quite accurate.
Shagia is built as a sniper with his strongest attack having a 3-9 range and its an ALL attack (which will do big damage across the entire squad thanks to that Focused Attack); his Gundam Virsago is quite stronger than Olbas Ashtaron so always keep an eye on him.
Olba is a lightning bruiser, having huge movement range to get right in your face and start tearing shit up; the Ashtaron isnt as strong but it does have a slightly higher critical % while also being bulkier than the Virsago.
Category-F further boosts their potential at fucking you up and Ignore Size difference means even the Iron Gear and Gunleon will eat decent damage - never underestimate the Frost Brothers and count your blessings that they dont have Prevail.
Olba will probably be your first target as hell zoom right in so have your team ready to jump him: get morale ASAP, keep defensive measures on at all times (especially with your reals) and surround him; as for Shagia, draw him in by using Garrod as bait and, once hes close, attack from within a range of 2 or less so he cant use his big guns.
The NG+ bonuses will give make things easier for me (not by much, though, seeing how I didnt go all-out with upgrades) but, during my first playthrough, these two were a big pain-in-the-ass.
Well let Enil get closer for a bit and, while that happen, focus our attention on the weakened Daughtresses.
Gainer moves further ahead, with Focus, in order to draw everyone else in (and, hopefully, get a lot of morale via dodges).
I was hoping for a kill but I guess thatll do
It falls on Garrod to finish the job.
Rand moves a bit forward in preparation for when Olba charges in; hopefully, hell gain enough morale during the enemys turn to use his Riot Wrench.
I also forgot to go over Sochie and Miasheys Kapools so here ya go:
Kapool (Sochie Heim, Miashey Kune)
Pilot Skills Sochie:
- Prevail L2
- Very Lucky
- Backup Attack
- Prevail L2
- Support Attack L1
- Support Defense L1
- Guts (30)
- Invincible (10)
- Vigor (20)
- Accelerate (20)
Squad Leader Bonus Sochie: Experience Gained +20%, Damage Taken -10%
Squad Leader Bonus Miashey:Platoon Movement Range +1
Sochies Voice Actress: Akino Murata (other known works: Hime in Brain Powered and Enora Taft in Mars Daybreak)
Miasheys Voice Actress: Noriko Kitou (other known works: Ana in King Gainer and a few other minor roles)
Eeeh, these two are right there with Rag on units that make decent, not amazing, squaddies; Miashey gets a bit more value since she knows both Support Defend and Accelerate but the thing that really drags them down is how uninspired the Kapool is.
Its a step up from the Panthers but not that better.
The EN Regen is nice, though.
Before ending the turn, I move Loran and the Iron Gear slightly to the South for reasons thatll become clear soon.
And the other Daughtresses take the bait hook, line and sinker.
Gainer, with Focus, dodges everything while taking away half their health (Focus also allows him to nearly negate Evasion Decay).
Olba is a whole different story, though; he charges right in, as expected, and gets some very impressive numbers against our dodgiest unit.
In the end, I decided the chance of doing some 2000-ish damage wasnt worth the risk of having Gainer get oneshotted, so I had him set to dodge (Olba still had 21% chance to hit).
: That's a Gundam, alright ! Im at a disadvantage if I engage them by power alone!
: So the government has not only Overmen but also troops like these?!
Getting into a fight with the Frost Brothers triggers the plot.
The Diana Counter Army soon enter the field.
Sochie is already giving them the evil eye but Loran stops her from attacking; that, however, doesnt stop Phil who gives orders to attack.
Their attack hits everyone, including our team, and Gain wonders if theyre trying to destroy both us and the UNE troops.
Harry wonders if this is right but Phil says it's "unavoidable" that some friendlies will get hit on the battlefield. Loran gets in touch with them and asks for them to stop this and Harry is surprised Laura Rolla isnt the White Dolls pilot.
Loran promises to explain later but, for now, they need to stop the attack. Harry apologizes but says he cant do that.
The Militia movements are very suspicious and, as the captain of Queen Dianas royal guard, its his job to eliminate any threat before her arrival still, he promises not to hurt us if we surrender.
Loran cannot accept his actions and refuses to retreat, so Elchi figures weve no choice but to fight both groups at once. Gain says the quickest way to quiet the lunar forces would be to take out their battleship.
The Skill Point finally shows up: we need to destroy both Frost Brothers AND Harry by the start of Turn 7.
This was the first Skill Point I missed in my original playthrough simply because I didnt have time to take Harry out after focusing on Enil and the Brothers for the secrets and items; despite what Gain said, you have to ignore Phil and a good bunch of mooks to do so.
Just get enough morale to use your best attacks and switch your focus to the bosses ASAP conserve your SP as much as possible (especially Rands, for Attune) or youll have a bad time hitting/dodging any of these guys.
Enil is still neutral which means the Diana Counter troops have no issue ganging up on her; shes a bit dodgy but Evasion Decay applies.
I confess that I expected her to move farther away but, with luck, she wont get killed.
The WaDs also gun for whatevers closest but the Daughtresses have the terrain advantage.
Phil really likes to snipe with his Almaiyer.
Cutting it a bit close but Enil manages to hang on nicely.
Harry, however, makes a beeline for Loran and hes also rather accurate.
: Show me your strength, pilot of the White Doll!
: 1st Lt. Harry! Is fighting the only reason why you descended back to Earth?!
: You misunderstand. My actions are all for the sake of Her Majesty.
: As a royal guard of the Queen, I am also here to assess Earths forces in order to guarantee her safety !
: Theres no way Queen Diana would approve of something like that!!
Mind you, Shagia is taking the upper path towards Garrod, far away from everything.
Enils not going to survive another turn, so lets have Garrod finish her off.
: You just don't know when to quit, huh, Enil?! Why do you want to kill me that bad?!
: You rejected me thats all the reason I need!
: I went through hell to get back to Tifa! No way Im gonna let anyone take me out now!
Garrod gets two easy levels out of this and we secure our first point towards this secret only need 3 more!
Enil knows that continuing this fight would be fatal and Garrod, at least, doesnt want to kill her and asks her to stop.
She doesnt want mercy from Garrod, though. Before she leaves, Enil says that if she cant have him, shell personally kill him!
Even Gain is a bit scared at how crazy the woman is but Garrod seems genuinely sad.
Now, lets take a quick look at Harry and Phil:
SUMO Gold Type (Harry Ord)
- Counter L3
- Support Attack L1
- I-Field Barrier
- 10% EN Regen
- Sword Cut
Squad Leader Bonus:Squads Movement Range +1, Evasion Rate +10%
Harrys Voice Actor: Tetsu Inada (other known works: Elzam in SRW OGs/Alpha series, Ira Gamagori in Kill La Kill, Lu Bu/Huang Gai in the Dynasty Warriors series and MANY others).
See those annoying Frost Brothers? Harry is actually better than them on nearly all accounts (for now ).
Hes got them beaten on nearly all stats and makes up for the lack of Category F-esque boosts with Predict; his attacks are as strong as Shagias and hes bulkier than Olba while also being quite dodgy (though his SUMOs mobility is lower than the Virsago or Ashtaron).
Keep in mind that he does have an ALL attack but, thankfully, its not his strongest one.
Almaiyer (Phil Ackman)
- Prevail L2
- Commander L1
Squad Leader Bonus: Accuracy Rate +20%
Phils Voice Actor: Tsuyoshi Koyama (same as Enge)
Phils the bulkiest unit around and hes quite accurate but thats all he has; his Almaiyers 2L size gives him a power boost but not enough to be a threat unless you really mess up.
Just ignore him as you already have plenty of deal with.
Jiron still has his issues with aerial enemies but his Bazooka is more than enough to drop one of the weakened Daughtresses.
The other mooks should die in a counterattack, so lets have Rand do whatever damage he can on Olba.
Ill also take this chance to show off Olbas strongest attack: Gigantic Scissors.
: Dismantling a Gundam, eh ? Well, I reckon these ones have it coming!
: Darling you didnt actually consider dismantling Garrods GX, did you?
: I-I would never do stuff like that to a friends mech! Dont talk like Im some sort of Demon of Destruction!
: And thats a bulls eye
Meanwhile, Gainer busies himself with killing another Daughtress.
Upon retrospect, this move was a bad call as I couldve had Elchi support Loran; regardless, Cotsett has used Strike and that 2L size should do decent damage against Harrys SUMO.
: In Her Majesty's name, I shall assess the strength of Earths forces !
: Gang up on that gold unit, guys! Dont let it escape!
: Theyre all coming after me ?!
: Roger that, Elchi! Ill try and capture it in one piece!
: Its so shiny! That's gonna sell for so much money!!
: The way theyre glaring at my SUMO is this the true nature of Earthlings?!
Thankfully, Harrys morale is low enough that he can only use his weaker attacks.
Even though Loran has some new weapons, theyre still not the best against Aerial enemies; however, TRI attacks all have a standard A-rating on all terrains so that works (and, like the Gauli Squad, the Inglessan squad gets a damage bonus).
Only problem is Harry decided to bust out his ALL attack
Miashey paid for it but, otherwise, were still good.
Gainer and Rand are each attacked by two Daughtresses and they dont disappoint.
Those kills get Gainers OverSkill running.
Olba is still running after Garrod but only gets in range to take a shot at the Iron Gear; this is pretty much the best thing that couldve happened as not only I squeezed some cheap damage, Olba is now in range of everyone!
Shagia is still going around but decides to tangle with the Diana Counter.
The two generic WaDoms gun for Garrod, who counters nicely no kills, though.
What he does kill is a WaD in the nearby squad that attacked him.
Oh, now thats the worst call Ive seen.
At least it gives me a chance to show of Shagias Triple Mega Sonic Cannon against these suicidal WaDs.
The -est attack.
Hm. I confess I had completely forgotten about Poe; heres hoping Miashey doesnt get screwed by the RNG.
: Mustachioed Doll! I wont let you delay us today!
: Please stop! If we let hatred and anger guide us in battle, this will really turn into a war!
Alright. Sochie was the only one that got hit and she had Invincible cast.
Phil attacks Garrod and he successfully dodges it, while Loran hangs by a thread after being hit with Harrys IF Bunker at least he got another TRI attack in, leaving Harry nearly dead.
We have to heal him up ASAP, though.
First things first, lets deal with Olba right now. Jiron pops Sense and, hopefully, the Iron Gears support attack will hit.
: Well, those Gundams sure look like bad guys that much is certain.
: And if they're baddies, Im not holding anything back! Here I gooooo!!
Ah, well thats still good enough.
Ill have Rand take him out but, before that, Mel heals Loran with a Trust cast.
Here we go.
Did I overdo it a bit? No, you most certainly did not, Rand. Not against this guy.
As a bonus, we take Olbas Apogee Motor; everyone also gets some levels and Sara learns Focus.
Were halfway there to Gundam Xs secret and weve started Rands 1st Unit Parts one, too.
Olba is annoyed that he messed up like this and Garrod wants to finish him off to get revenge for Jamil and the others.
He angrily concedes defeat for today and runs off but Garrod is sure hell still try to kidnap Tifa.
Next in line is Harry and, with OverSkill running, Gainer is more than capable of hitting him.
We now take Harrys Thruster Module.
Harry now understands that they mustnt underestimate Earth and retreats.
Garrod cant move much without getting into Shagias range, so he shuffles away a little bit and takes out another WaD.
Lets try out Lorans new Gundam Hammer while we wait.
Only a few weapons are as manly as a giant flail!
And Loran is rewarded with a level up, learning Support Defend L2.
Yes, thats it. Come a little closer
: Your persistence is admirable. I wouldnt have expected you to be a nuisance over here.
: SHUT UP! How dare you kidnap Tifa and kill Jamil and the others!
: Ill end you all right here and get payback for the Freedens crew!
: Heh Then, my upgraded Virsago will keep you company. How long will you be able to endure?
When Garrod attacks a Gundam: Im gonna scrap and sell that Gundam for a pretty penny!.
Good to see he sticks to some old habits.
This one WaDom tries to get clever with Shagia and pays for it.
Loran cuts through Poes missiles and gets a nice hit on her.
Go away, Phil!
Rand moves right into Shagias face and strikes a big hit; well leave this kill to Loran so, after that, Gainer easily dispatches Poe.
Shes dejected as shes forced to eject and leave the rest to the other troops.
I dont fully trust Loran to kill Shagia seeing how hes out of range to use his Beam Saber, so I have Garrod leave him prepped.
No problems now.
: So this is the MS that was excavated from the Promised Land...
: Are you talking about the White Doll?
: Show me your powers for the sake of our goals.
And I was right to do that previous attack!
We snag Shagias High-Spec Radar and everyone levels up Sochie learns Prevail L3.
Shagia figures this is enough for today but Garrod wants to settle everything here.
Do not be so hasty, little Garrod well run into each other sooner or later. Goodbye, for now. he sneers.
Garrod yells at him to bring it because, no matter what, hes not letting them take Tifa.
I got a bit scared here because the Skill Point Get sign didnt appear but this is normal; the game tracks this point as complete only at the start of turn 7.
As long as Harry, Olba and Shagia arent there by then, were good.
I have Jiron take out the last WaD just because.
We dont have time to take out either Phil or the farthest WaDom, so lets just skip the pointless enemy turn and move straight to the end, yes?
I didnt get all battle dialogue and attacks on tape, so heres what we missed:
-Gain Vs. Olba/Shagia-
: I heard that, even in Ameria, Gundams were still rare; yet, here we are, having to fight some so quickly.
: I dont know whether were very lucky or very unlucky !
-Sochie Vs. Anything-
: Even Lorans doing it, so I will fight as well!
: Ill destroy my fathers killers with my own hands!
-Loran Vs. Olba-
: If the legends are true, this MS could be useful to us
: This man does he know something about the White Doll ?!
: Now, show me your strength for our sake!
-Garrod Vs. Olba-
: Olba! Ill never hand Tifa over to you!
: Someone who's unaware of the significance of that girl of Newtypes has no right to say that.
: The significance of Newtypes? What're you talking about?!
: Theres no reason for you to know because youre going to be killed by my upgraded Ashtaron.
Both Phil and Rag are annoyed that the other side isnt giving up and Burume realizes that, if this keeps going, the entire citys going to get wrecked.
Loran decides to take action and, despite Sochies confusion, he heads to the center of town.
He cant take this battle anymore and opens a channel to everyone around and reveals himself to be one of the Moon Race!
Sochie is shocked and Phil asks why one of them is piloting the Militias unit - even Harry is at loss for words.
Keith and Fran observe as Loran exposes his descent to Earth two years ago. However, his origins notwithstanding, hes now willing to fight against the earthlings, Moon Race and anyone who refuses to understand the value of life.
The Diana Counter soldiers are quickly losing their focus with this revelation and Phil is desperately trying to cut Lorans comm.
However, a voice from above tells everyone to stop.
In comes a Moon Race command ship but Mel says this one has a different aura than the others. Thatd be because its the ship of Queen Diana herself, who orders all troops to stand down.
She reminds her men that they haven't come back to mother Earth to fight, and declares that Loran's words were the very essence of her will.
Nearby, the Frost Brothers are observing, with Olba impressed at how Diana changed the entire battlefield with just a few words as one would expect from the Queen of the Moon. However, Shagia says, the power of said moon will soon be theirs.
The Diana Counter troops retreat and Gain wonders if this woman is less of the Moons Queen and more like the Moons Goddess.
Rand hopes that our other problems can be fixed just like this and, while Loran is star-struck with Diana, Sochie seems less than happy
Gwen is immensely grateful to us and Laura for being able to control the situation.
Elchi says we were just doing our job and Gwen confesses to be a bit surprised that Gains leader is such a cute girl. He claims that, had he known about this earlier, he wouldve asked her to accompany Laura at the party and Elchi seems pretty proud that she wouldve been entrusted with such an important task.
Rag and Chil watch from afar, remembering of how Elchi always had a soft spot for this type of well educated man. Elchiii! Your Jiron is over heeeere! Jiron yells in vain.
Gwen notices the round-faced man trying to say something to her but Echil says to pay him no mind. Either way, he was another request to make of her.
Sochie comes in and quickly slaps Loran, calling him a liar.
Loran is a bit stunned and, as Sochie leaves, Kihel volunteers to calm her down (though she confesses to also be shocked at his revelation); he sees that both sisters are angry at him for hiding his origins.
Inwardly, he thinks how all he thought was to stop the battle, not considering if it would be a mistake to reveal everything.
: Thanks, Loran
: I owe ya one for helping me and Tifa.
: Thank you very much
: Its OK to be proud; after all, you stopped that Earth Vs. Moon battle back there.
: It looked like your words gave the Moon Race folks quite a shock, too.
: Tonights MVP award clearly goes to you.
: Guys you youre okay with me ?
: What are you talking about?
: Huh? Is this about that you being a Moon Race thing?
: Chin up, Loran. Look at us.
: Many of us are Galians - what makes you any different?
: Theres no difference ?
: You fought for us before.
: And you know how important life is, so we know we can trust you.
: And you looked pretty sharp in that dress.
: That bread you brought us was really tasty, too.
: Youre our buddy and thats all there is to it!
: Yes !
Gwen, for one, is pleased with us (and Laura) and feels that, with our help, they can bridge the gap between the Earthlings and Moon Race.
He now wants to renew the contract he made with Elchi and the team, making us, and Laura, a special branch of the Militia devoted exclusively to defending peace and freedom. He hopes for our cooperation, so the negotiations with the Moon Race can proceed smoothly.
Jiron is all for it, so long as the pay is good, but Sara wanted to go back to Yapan Ceiling. Dyke and Rand assume the Bahaclones repairs should be done by now and figure, even after Yassabas defeat, the Siberian Rail would still try something else eventually.
We do need to get back to Siberia before that happens but, as Gainer figures, we still dont have enough money and resources to make the trip, which makes this job our best bet. Elchi accepts the job and so does Loran, so long as he gets to help both the Earth and Moon.
Gwen thanks Laura, saying hell do his best to make sure the negotiations go well. Inwardly, Loran says he trusts both Gwen and Diana to work together for both the Earth and Moon.
DONT MOVE TO THE NEXT MISSION YET!
This is a bit of a dick move from the game but you need to do this now; first off, head into the Bazaar.
As Jiron and the crew head to Inglessa bazaar, he marvels at all the stone buildings around, while Elchi tries to keep him from looking like too much of a hick.
Still, Jiron is amazed at how much more peaceful this place is when compared to Zora and Loran can sympathize, having gone through similar culture shock when he descended onto the surface.
Garrod is looking for something nice to welcome Tifa back, and Loran leads him to a jeweler.
- Rands Secret #1 2nd Step
If youve managed to shoot down one of the Frost Brothers, when you come into the Bazzar immediately after the mission, youll find this Silver Accessory being sold in the Items section.
You need to buy it NOW or itll disappear and youll be screwed out of the secret.
I also buy the Tin-Plate Goldfish (ブリキの金魚) because its an uncommon item and it raises the equipped units starting morale by 5.
Back at the Iron Gear, Sara asks when Garrod plans on giving his gift to Tifa and it should be soon but not now.
Rand wonders if the kids lost his nerve after coming this far but, rather, he wants to give Tifa time to get over the shock of hearing that several of their friends have been killed. Rand understands now and apologizes for acting like an idiot.
Still, Garrod knows and appreciates the fact that everyone worked hard to help him choose the perfect gift, so hell get to it soon.
Sara praises Garrod's spirit, and Gainer is realizing he should have bought her something too