Part 256: Special Disk Mission 1-5 - Dark IntentAnd here we are at the final mission for the Suicide Squad time to catch Asakim and throw him into the slammer! Then we can all go back and get ourselves killed by our respective nemeses!
We still have nine slots and not enough units to fill them, so heres how were going:
- Jerid, Sting, Mauer
- Schlan, Neo, Enge
- Beck, Stella, Auel
- Anemone, Buran, Kacricon
- Four, Rosamia
- Shagia, Olba, Kejinan
- Cynthia, Asuham, Zakki
- Timp, Geraba, Hola
- Löwen, Jaboli, Corin
Also, this is beautiful. I gave Beck a Barrier Field plus the FUB that reduces barrier cost to 0. So, after his Prevail gets going, hell simply block everything forever unless it outright goes through his shield (and then hell take almost no damage).
Roger better watch out!
Theeh reports to Edel that the troops are having issues with the way theyre being treated in this assignment. Edel sniffs at these fools questioning the purpose shes personally given them.
Then again, Theeh says it is precisely their individualism that makes them perfect for this test now that everyones been given a boost, he figures its almost time for the climax. Hes having Asakim engage our group as a way to both get a measure of the guys strength and to also gather some more virtual ZEUTH data.
Edel praises him for a job well done and tells Theeh to come back ASAP they must begin preparations for the next step of their plan. Its time to get to work now that shes secured Sirocco and Dewey's help.
Theeh sighs that he wants to stay to see the battle in person and when Edel frowns at his impertinence, he busts out an I love you to get her to agree. Hes off to make some finishing touches!
Special Disk Mission 1-5 Dark Intent
: That squadrons incoming, Asakim.
: Will you actually face them today?
: I see no problem in indulging his game.
: Well, arent you capricious
: Though not nearly as much as your master, hm? Watching from the sideline, with his toy at the ready
: And the curtain now rises. Well play with them for a while.
: Weve found the BG ! And there are also more units accompanying him than in our previous encounter!
: Those birds !
: Its those crows from way back when !
: So theyre with the BG? I did not expect that.
: All units, strike down the target and well put an end to our assignment!
: Roger! Ill make sure this is our last sortie as a team!
: Time to clear our contract and get a nice parting bonus!
: Dont let your guard down, people ! Whatever the reason behind it, this is still a foe that required all of us being brought together.
: That unit it must have considerable power.
: Dont forget that this isnt the end for any of us we all have our own goals to fulfill down the road.
: Indeed, we do
: And thats why we cant die here!
: (My goal thats !)
: Forward! Focus all your fire onto the BG!
Take out Asakim, dont lose the Izumo.
Ziene is pretty much a nonissue, provided you draw her in to prevent her MAPWing you on approach. Asakim is packing all his usual tricks and 20% HP regen but only has 36k HP, so our heavily upgraded units can go through him easily.
The Cornicus are all in Center Formation and youve just enough around to give everyone a decent start of morale if you spread the kills well enough. All things considered, this still isnt hard if you take it easy and let the enemy close in (lead with whoevers your tankiest unit).
: I'll see if you're worthy to play with Him.
: Come on. If you make it past me, you'll qualify for the main event!
: Dare you touch the darkness that cloaks me? Perhaps it's just what you imagine...
: Or perhaps something else entirely. Not that it will do you any good to find out.
Tanky like this.
: Urgh ! You damn
: Pull back, Ziene. Ill handle this.
: But !
: While this is all part of his game, you neednt waste your time with this farce.
: Alright. Be careful, Asakim.
: A farce, indeed then again, thats the word that best describes my entire existence.
: And, thus, Ill fight back against that which binds me.
And there goes the Shurouga, killed via being kicked in the dick.
: Did we get him ?!
: This should be good enough.
: The targets escaped!
: Do we pursue him, Commander?!
: Hold! Something else is incoming!
: What the hell is that?!
: Its huge ! Even bigger than the Psyco!
: A friend of the BG, maybe?
: (That unit did she actually come here in person ?!)
: This is Captain Neo Roanoke of the New Earth Federation Army. Please respond.
: We are currently executing a mission. Be warned that we will open fire if you try interfering with it.
: State your name, affiliation and your purpose in coming here.
: Very well.
: Whats with that voice ? Its pitch keeps changing!
: A voice modulator?!
: I have neither name nor affiliation I am bound by nothing.
: Insolence! Are you taunting us?!
: Youre free to take it like that since I am here to fight you.
: Eh? You brought out that bigass bot to start something with us?
: You think you can scare us with that cheap bluff?! Were an elite squad!
: I appreciate your confident boasting but, yes, this is what Ive come for.
: Consider it a reward for making it this far a small gift of overwhelming fear and despair.
: Get real, you clown!
: Youll have plenty of time to regret underestimating us in Hell!
: I suppose theres no way around this
: (Steel yourself, Löwen. The enemy means business.)
: (But, Schlan thats the Lemures!)
: (The mission wed been given is to monitor and guide Special Force 13s actions.)
: (Im certain engaging that unit is also according to BrigGen. Edels wishes.)
: (BrigGen. Edels !)
: (Fine! Then Ill see to it with every ounce of my being!)
: Stay frosty, everyone. We dont know anything about that unit but the pilot seems very confident.
: Ill say it again! Dont forget that we all have our different goals! This is no more than a bump in the road!
: (Indeed. The stage where we must risk our lives isnt this one.)
: (Deweys waiting for me ! I cant die!)
: (Just you wait, Camille ! Im not one to let this be the end!)
: All units, open fire! Show him the strength of Special Force 13!
: (Good, good this is precisely why I gathered you all in the first place )
Lemures Prototype (Black Charisma)
- Prevail L9
- Focused Attack
- Mental Fortitude
- Very Lucky
- Double Movement
Yeah, how about that? The Edel isnt holding anything back, packing the same skill set he does for Zs finale.
I wasnt sure if itd be possible to blow through his 80K HP with that Prevail looming over my head so, just to be safe, I figured it best to spread the damage throughout two turns.
As for the units stats, its pretty much a weaker Lemures with rather pathetic armor. Like the final version, this one comes packing a post-movement MAPW (its called Miniature Dimensional Quake here) with huge accuracy but it, thankfully, doesnt put any debuffs.
Kejinan oughta have Confuse and enough SP for one cast, so this is where you use it.
Now, weve been hearing about the Charismas voice modulator since he first appeared, so why dont we finally hear how he actually sounds like?
: Dang! I got a real bad feelin' about this one!
: I suppose Timp Shaloon, the notorious lone wolf, would have a keen nose for peril.
: It's not just that mech o' his, either...
: He's sendin' chills all up and down my spine... he's a real tough hombre!
: What will you do, then? Turn tail and run?
: Heh. Well, I got my life, and that'd be the smartest way to keep livin' it...
: But you can't bluff me. Ive a feelin' you aint got a problem with shootin folks in the back.
: Well done. You really are sharp.
: Meanin' my only chance is in front, huh... well, I haven't got serious for a while!
They pretty much took The Edels lines and went crazy with Audacity!
Hm, now we need some music for this montage but we cant well give the baddies some JAM Project how about this, then?
: The hell is that?! He's gonna crush us!
: Let's get outta here! We got no chance against this thing!
: They're right, you know. I'd absolutely hate being forced to break your nice mech.
: Dont tell me what to do! Condescending just makes me mad, you know!
: Oh? I see you, too, are the sort of person who loves freedom.
: You bet! So I aint gonna tuck my tail between my legs!
: Here we come, big guy! We'll do this until we can't do it no more!
: Do you really have time to play with me instead of going after the Black Southern Cross, Asuham Boone?
: This villain knows of my history with Gain Bijou?
: I did a bit of research into your little group. And ZEUTH, too.
: Then you know how brightly my wrath burns and what is in store for those who stand in my way!
: So begone, barbarian, for I have no time for you!
: Sting Oakley, Auel Neider, Stella Loussier How tragic.
: You are bound. You should know a life without freedom is a life without meaning.
: Shut up! Shut your mouth!!
: You don't need to tell us that. We already knew!
: Heheh... yes, scratch vainly at your destiny.
: Go away!!
: Sting! Stella! We're gonna take this guy down!
: We're the Phantom Pain! We don't lose... we can't if we want to live!
: You're the leader of this squadron?
: I am. And while it is my mission, bringing my men into this fight is something I have to take responsibility for...
: By ending you!
: You are not free. Without a past, you can only find meaning in following orders.
: Say what you will! But this is how I live now!
: All you masked men are the same. You forsake freedom in your lives because of the chains of "duty" and "responsibility."
: Not me. I am unbound from everything... a perfect incarnation of freedom.
: Be careful, Lt. Rosamia! You won't survive a direct hit!
: No, you wouldn't. Not from me, the one who will make the sky fall.
: Make the... sky fall...
: Damn it! He's gotten right to the Lieutenant's trigger!
: Hahaha! This is fun! I'll break your minds and then your mechs!
: You dirtbag! War isn't your personal playground!
: So you're the kid Dewey Novak dotes on...
: You know Dewey?
I'll tell you exactly how little that man thinks of you...
: L-listen, I don't believe anyone but Dewey! I won't!
: I'm not listening to you! Die! DIE!!
: Stay sharp, Enge, Jaboli! He may be big, but we can find a way!
: Oh, I'm sure you can defeat something big if you get enough small forces together...
: But how many minnows do you suppose you would need to take down a whale, hmm?
: You're saying you're the whale and we're the tiny minnows?
: Then we have no chance at all!
: Don't let him get in your head, idiots! We're not minnows! We're human beings!
: We're nobody's small fry! We may be small, but we can still fight our way!
: He's too big, bro! And strong, too!
: Quit your bellyaching! Just think of it like fighting the Iron Gear!
: Oh, the same Iron Gear that's crushed you repeatedly?
: Y-yeah, that one!
: Don't listen to the enemy, moron!
: We've gotta go all in! CHAAAAAARGE!
: Oh, you're a delight... letting your emotions out like that is true freedom.
: Four Murasame... what if I told you I could restore your memories?
: Bow to me and I will grant your dearest wish.
: ...I do want my memories... to prove I existed...
: But I won't debase myself! I... I'm a person!
: Good answer. I'll enjoy grinding your pride into the dirt.
: I'm fighting with all I have. You should too, Schlan.
: I'm aware. If I didn't, what good would this special ops team be?
: You're perfectly aware of your role. Most impressive.
: Thank you kindly.
: Are you angry with me? I'm treating your very lives as disposable.
: Actually... I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve on this team.
: I'm flush with bliss to be able to fight by his side.
: Those moves... you're the Queen of the Overman Battle, aren't you?
: You know who I am?
: You actually have a few victories on record against me. So this is payback.
: I have no idea who you are, but, yeah, I'm the Queen.
: I'll take on all comers! No one's knocking me out until I get a round with the King!
: Who is this person? Why is he attacking us?!
: Wonder later! We have to defend ourselves or we'll be killed!
: I like you, captain. The strongest are the ones with guts like yours.
: Hold out as long as you can! Otherwise, this was a waste of my time!
: Enough sass! You're going to regret messing with an airman!
: (Does this surprise appearance and subsequent battle also fall under Mission: Code 13...?)
: (If it is, then that would make this a Federation mech...)
: Whispering behind my back, Frost Brothers?
: Hm. It appears you've done a bit of research on us us.
: I did but, unfortunately, I haven't found what you're really after just yet.
: Let me just warn you to give up chasing things beyond your station before you are caught yourself.
: What do you think you know know about us?
: Whoever you are, it's clear you're not on our side.
: So, we will eliminate you! There is no place for you in our world!
: Stay sharp, Jerid, Mauer! This isn't your ordinary bogey!
: Well, someone knows where he stands. That's refreshingly humble, for a Titan.
: You can't win in this world with politics alone! We've learned that firsthand!
: Unfortunately, you can't win your way, either... since you're not making it out of here in one piece.
: I'm going to keep moving forward! My story doesn't end here!
: (Jerid, I'll protect you... I'll stand by you and follow your strong will...)
: I don't know who you are or what you want, but no one gets in my way!
: The Black History... a rainbow sky... a butterfly's wings... ! Aaaah!
: You know something about the Black History, do you?
: I'm interested in it myself. Will you help me out?
: Ah... agh...
: Well then, if I can't use you, I have to go to D.O.M.E.
: D.O.M.E... the forbidden land... Queen Dianna...
: You scoundrel whod break the taboo! I strike you down in the name of Dianna Soreil!
: So, the moon is the key to the Black Historys secrets... heh. That morsel of information alone has already made this whole thing worthwhile.
: Who are you? Tell me!
: That's not for you to know. Just give me all you have.
: Think of that lady you love so.
: If I do, you'll have no mercy from me...
: For Brig. Gen. Edel, I'll fight anyone in the world! That's how I show my love!
: (Wh-what the ! They werent supposed to go and wreck the Lemures! Now Im gonna have to go back to the drawing board!)
: (But, alright, I appreciate your help, Special Force 13. I got some good data out of this.)
: (With it, Ill make the Lemures perfect oh, yes )
: Is it over ?
: Hahahahaha! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
: Enemy unit confirmed destroyed. However, it is unknown whether the pilot survived or not.
: Who was that ?
: And why did that person want to challenge us?
: (Judging by its clumsy movements, Id wager it was a prototype model )
: (Its looking like we were set up as the opponents for its shakedown which would mean the pilot is also a federal soldier?)
: Neo ?
: Relax, Stella. Im just thinking things through.
: Commander ! Weve received a transmission from HQ!
: Theyre saying that, thanks to our offensive, the BG was rendered immobile and has just been captured by a separate squadron!
: No way, that guy could still move just fine.
: And he was strong enough to give us trouble! A bunch of random mooks couldnt bring him in!
: It makes no difference whether this story is true or not. HQ says its been captured, so thats all there is to it.
: Which means!
: We !
: That our mission is now complete.
: Hmm but I cant really be too happy about this.
: Yeah, this stinks !
: Hm. We all have plenty of questions to ask regarding not just the unknown that attacked but about this whole series of events.
: Unfortunately, that will not be possible.
: What do you mean?
: With Mission: Code 13 completed, the squad will be dissolved and all its activities will be tagged highly classified. Even the civilian cooperators are sworn to secrecy.
: Which means we cant look into any of these matters ?
: Indeed. I urge you all to keep that in mind after youve left the armys control.
: Thanks for the advice, Snake Eyes or should I call that a threat.
: Take it in any way youd like.
: Well, it makes no difference to me So long as the squads dissolved, Im good.
: I say the same. Now I may finally return to my true battlefield.
: All troops, return to base. This marks the end of Special Force 13s operations.
: We are now free to fight for our own goals.
: (Special Force 13 a good-for-nothing squad until the end.)
Location: Izumo, Bridge
: In accordance to the transmission, Special Force 13 will head to Japan whereupon itll be officially dissolved.
: All military personnel will be reassigned to their respective units.
: I cant say Im satisfied with how this ended but I suppose there isnt anything we can do about it
: On that subject, what happened to Corin Nander? I dont see him anywhere
: He left his mech behind and ran off as soon as the battle ended kept talking about some Black History thing. I guess he lost all his marbles along the way.
: (Corin Nander he knows about the Black History ?)
: Its probably fine. I dont think hell reveal any classified information in that condition.
: Its been an honor, commander. Ignoring the way the brass used us serving in this squad was quite pleasant.
: Any leader would be filled with pride after receiving such words. I thank all of you for your cooperation.
: Come on, lets get going, Asuham. Im sure Mr. Kids is waiting for us.
: Looks like were all making it back in one piece. Now we just need a little bonus for seeing this through and everythingll be perfect.
: They could also promote us back to our old ranks that would be great, too.
: All this time youve been fighting for that Mr. Kids guy, right?
: We might not be seeing each other again but you take care, OK?
: You, too and Im so glad to have met you, Anemone.
: Same here.
: Anemone. Our group will be headed towards the Federation Armys HQ.
: HQ ? That means!
: Thats right. Well be meeting with Col. Dewey very soon.
: Deweys coming ! Hes coming to see me!
: (But, Anemone this also means that the real battle is beginning for us )
: This didnt go too well, did it, bro? We couldnt get in good with the Feds.
: But its fine Ill take it as a learning experience. The ways of the military just dont work for us: like, their bosses dont really give a damn about the lives of those out there fighting.
: (Ya gotta grow up some, Mr. Droopy Eyes. In both the army and the Siberian Rail, mercs like us are always pawns.)
: (Welp I reckon this was a learning experience for me too. The Fed Armys a whole lot more messed-up than I thought.)
: Beck if youre interested, I could find you a new job.
: Thanks, bud, but Im good. I got my payment, so Im done moving all over the place.
: I see thats a shame.
: Well, you aint a bad fella. Why dont you gimme a call when its time for that showdown of yours?
: I got plans to do some big upgrades to Beck the Great RX3. Just say the word and Ill come running with a shiny new model.
: Theyve already sent the new assignments for each of us soldiers. Please take them.
: Roger that, commander.
: Will you two be returning to the Chimera Squadron?
: Yes Ill be using what I learned here and pouring all that I am into fulfilling my squadrons duty.
: The three of us will be working under Col. Scirocco as test pilots for his prototypes ?
: Awesome! The Phantom Pain will be going after that new ZEUTH group!
: Lts. Rosamia, Four and myself will also be incorporated into your squadron.
: You will ?!
: Dont make that face. There is still much for me to teach you about the art of war.
: Im sorry, Lt. Jerid. But Im certain your group will be assigned to work with us in due time.
: ZEUTH will be a formidable opponent itll likely be a very tough fight for our group.
: So well be waiting for you.
: Roger that and good luck out there.
: Mauer once testing is done with the new prototypes, I plan on volunteering to join the ZEUTH hunt.
: I have to watch your back, so Ill be coming with, Jerid.
: My mission, starting right now, will be to be your support as you cut your path forward. Know that Ill always be at your side, Jerid.
: Not just her. You can count me in as well, Jerid.
: Aye, aye ! Ill be counting on both of you.
: Looks like well be staying together, Stella.
: Stella can I ask why you were so kind to me back then?
: You looked like you were hurting
: Neo told me when your comrades are in trouble, help them.
: Thank you.
: But I want us to be together not just in difficult moments but in happy ones, too I want us to be friends.
: Thats right.
: What are friends ? They can stay together?
: Yes, they can. They stay together in order to share both the good and bad.
: I can have people like that other than Sting and Auel?
: Of course. Thats what friends do.
: (Well, isnt that sweet.)
: (Extended and Cyber-Newtypes bonding over their similar circumstances.)
: (But we are different throughout this entire world, we only have each other no friends, no comrades.)
: (We will not allow anyone else to survive.)
: As of today, Special Force 13 will be dissolved and everything regarding it will be deemed highly classified. Itll be as though this squad never existed.
: However, though we served together for only a short while, I believe this squad has left its mark within each and every one of us.
: Though itll all be stricken from the records, I ask that all of you remember this. With that said, ladies, gentlemen excellent work.
: Schlan, had you heard anything about what happened today?
: No but I can hazard a guess about it. As you no doubt know, that was the Chimeras trump card that Prof. Theehs been developing.
: I believe Special Force 13 was assembled in order to act as its opponent in a trial run.
: But how could they keep us in the dark, too ?
: Thats the professor for you. Even our lives are expendable to sate his curiosity.
: But, then, who was the pilot? The voice was being scrambled
: Most likely someone hand-picked by the Professor. It is not for us to know.
: Are you dissatisfied?
: Of course I am ! Ive dedicated all that I am to BrigGen. Edel I cannot lose my life over anything but her commands!
: Thats what makes you so strong.
: Ah ?
: I think the professor withheld details about the test and had the pilot attack us in earnest to draw upon that strength of yours the strength that comes from having consigned your heart and soul for the General.
: I can accept that for myself but the experiment also put you in danger
: Dont fret over this, Löwen. So long as Im with you, I wont die that easily.
: Schlan !
: Regardless, our new orders have come in. The situation in Japan should be settled before long, so well also be heading there and making contact with ZEUTH.
: Ah so its finally time for us to get to work?
: Does that excite you?
: Yeah ! The moment has finally come for me to put my strength to use for BrigGen. Edels ideals!
: For the next step of the plan, youll be infiltrating ZEUTH and will begin guiding them from within their ranks.
: It is possible that, as you do that, youll have to face against the former members of Special Force 13 that are in pursuit
: Let them report me as a traitor if they wish I dont care! Ill bear any disgrace in BrigGen. Edels name! Ill even die, if need be!
: Very good as I said, thats what makes you strong.
: But you dont need to worry. Nearly all of Special Force 13s members will be working for Dewey or Scirocco.
: The information came in not too long ago: those two have joined hands with the General in the interest of reforming the New Earth Federation from within.
: Oh, BrigGen. Edel ! It wont be long before the world you envision is a reality! And Ill draw upon every speck of my life to see that happen !
: Just you wait, ZEUTH ! I will cooperate with you in the Generals name.
: And when that is finally over, Ill readily gut you from within your bowels !
Special Force 13, formed in accordance to the designs of an unknown party, was dispersed following the accomplishment of their mission. The identity of the BG, the masked persons goal, the mysterious unit he/she was piloting with many questions left unanswered, the squad members all returned to their personal battlefields.
Their reunions would come in many forms at times as allies, at times as enemies. They all continued to risk their lives for what they believed was righteous, not knowing what fate had in store for them.
It is the first year of the Multi-Dimensional World... and the world's chaos continues unabated.