Part 70: Mission 20 - A World Without Lies - Part 2I really dont like these kind of reinforcements: aside from Jaboli and Enge, most are bulky Breakers and, to make it worse, theyre in Wide Formation
The game isnt done throwing curve-balls at you, though, and this one is called Timp:
Emperor Custom (Timp Shaloon)
- Prevail L6
- Counter L6
- Attack Again
- Ignore Size Difference
Timps Voice Actor: Banjou Ginga
I hate this guy - whenever he shows up in any game, hes nothing but trouble.
Ill say this right now: Timp can be quite dangerous! Hes a monster of a pilot, has a bunch of deadly skills and pretty much everything he does has a high chance of getting a critical hit due to that leader bonus stacking with Predict and a high Prevail.
All his stats blow Kashmirs out of the water and you should be thankful that he likes to prioritize ALL attacks on his turn, because he can easily double attack a whole lot of our guys (even the likes of Amuro, Kei and Gainer might not be safe once his Prevail L6 gets going).
Him being on a battleship is both good and bad because it means he wont be dodging attacks but he'll also be VERY resilient, so surround him with your strongest units and make sure your Reals have some sort of protection.
As expected, hell make a beeline for Jiron, so keep that in mind.
But well worry about the bosses later. For now, we have a lot of mooks to kill and Togas just in range to punch a weak Dogozzo.
Kappei and Gainer both choose a squad and start wearing them down; Im bringing Gainer over here to draw Kashmir closer.
Baldios is flying solo, so lets have him hunt down whatevers left of the original group.
Fine, then. Quattro and Holland both take out that one and another weakened mook.
Well screw you, too, Witz.
Take that thing out, Toshiya.
Kei gets jumped but counters and shoots the enemy down, while Gainers accosted by Kejinan, a landship and two groups of Breakers.
The Breakers manage to make 10% and 14% shots connect, dealing not-insignificant damage to Gainer and Adette.
Toshiya doesnt give a damn about Breakers hitting him, though.
One of the generic breaker ships snipes at him but it does piddly damage.
This one squad gets clever and decides to go after the Minerva.
At least I should give this Breaker props for uppercutting a battleship.
A group of Dogozzos goes for Shinn and he slaps them away with a TRI attack that kills their leader; meanwhile, Witz is forced to rely on his Vulcans to save EN.
Here comes Kashmir, going after Gainer. Im having him dodge but, just in case, Adette is set to support defend.
Thankfully, his OverSkill isnt running yet.
: YOU! How dare you make me listen to that disgusting confession!
: The cry of my heart wasnt for someone like you to listen to!
: It was for one person in this entire world: SARAAAAAA!!
: Rrrgh! You little punk! I'll make you pay!!
Might as well get to work on Jaboli since she was kind enough to jump into the crossfire: Roybea and Camille lay waste to her squad.
Time to put your new toy to use, Athrun.
Nice and easy.
Jabolis starting to realize that shes not cut out for this job...
Amuro moves ahead (in a fucking Rick Dias ) and cuts down a weakened Galapagos Sochie and Miashey get to work on the squaddies.
Time for Loran to slice and dice.
Marins still at it and, this time, there are no surprises; Quattro starts dealing with whatever HP Kejinan has left.
Might as well give Heizaemon something to kill.
Uuurgh these Breakers are far too bulky!
Nearby, Shinn and Talia are wearing down on, respectively, a group of Dogozzos and the closer Breaker landship.
Thats enough out of you, Kejinan.
Kejinan, while running away, yells to Adette that he will not give up.
Too bad for him, shes not about to go kissing any frogs.
Once again, Adette was out of range but she had words for him:
: Maam, why wont you listen to me?!
: Your smug confession is nothing compared to Gainers heartfelt yelling!
: Lets see how you do in a real fight without those illusions!
Toga moves south and finishes off a Caprico; Gainers group, meanwhile, switches to Gain to attack and move straight into the Iron Gear.
With Kashmir having activated his OverSkill from all the enemy deaths, leaving them out in the open would be dangerous.
Toshiyall handle this other Dogozzo.
Mightve been a bit overkill.
FYI: both the generic breaker ships and Timps emperor have a blind spot at point-blank range.
Camilles jumped by a suicidal Government.
What the shit that was another 15% hit. Is the RNG messing with me?
Seems like I forgot to cast Focus with Loran and that makes him and Joseph eat some damage from a newly-arrived squad.
At least Garrod takes out the last Government and learns Prevail L5.
Do your thing, Amuro.
Alright, thats decent.
Giving Amuro kills has an added bonus in Setsukos route, mind.
Theres a secret Zeta Gundam unit to be obtained and it has two steps to it:
- Zeta Gundams Secret Unit 1st Step: The levels of ALL Zeta Gundam pilots must be an average of 25 by the end of mission 25 (Amuro, Camille, Bright, Apolly, Roberto, Emma, Reccoa, Quattro and Katz)
- Zeta Gundams Secret Unit 2nd Step: Amuro AND Katz must have an average kill count of 25 by the end of mission 25
Katz starts with 0 kills, so Doc has some work to do!
Athrun and Shinn both score some easy Dogozzo kills; Loran, meanwhile, is forced to dodge his group because I was too afraid hed be shot down.
Amuro has no problems with that, though, and Camille scores a nice counter-hit on Enge.
You sumbitch, you I tried persuading Kashmir to attack one of the many units in his way but he decides to snipe at Loran.
Thankfully, Gavane can support defend.
Of course he does it twice but Gavane can cover that, too.
Oho! Looks like Shinn just got the last bit morale he needed to trigger SEED.
Timps gonna be close enough to attack soon and Id rather not have this double-movement prick around when that happens; so, Keiko casts an Analyze and well get going.
First off, we need to get rid of his Alert so Heizaemon shoots some missiles at him.
Lets do this!
: Another annoying brat?!
: Dont poke fun at me, old man! Ill tell you some more of my thoughts about Tifa if I have to!!
: Adette Kistler! I will personally see to your punishment, traitor!
: Let's see you try! Dont think you can have your way with us like one of your schedules!
Didnt expect that to pierce his barrier but its always amusing to see the Dobeck bounce off it like that.
: This man ! Is he the one who yelled those vulgarities?!
: And whats so bad about yelling what you want to eat?!
: I eat what I want and live how I want!
: I can't stand such disorderliness!!
Thisll be a good time to show off the Nirvashs TRI attack.
: This kid was panicking just a minute ago and now hes got all his energy back!
: Its thanks to Gainer thanks to my bro! He gave me courage!
: Let's do this, Eureka - you, me and Nirvash!
: And what do you think you can do with that busted Silhouette Machine?!
: So long as I have one bullet, I can take a persons life. Care to be that one person?
Yeah, I was reloading over and over to get all those on tape.
Now its for real and Ill surround him on all sides with the Supers!
: You there... youre hiding something from that girl, arent you?
: Just you try and say it and I'll do more than just dismantle you!
: W-whats up with him?! Such killer intent !
: Dont mess with me, ya tricky bastard! Even I have some things that I gotta protect no matter what!
Kashmir drops an Sleep-Learning Device (睡眠学習装置) Heizaemon, have you been selling your alien tech at the bazaars?
Adette also gets two levels and learns both Prevail L3 and Invincible.
Setsuko and Kei (forgot about him! ) also had lines against Kashmir:
: How how dare you look into my mind!
: Ah, I know about you you've a crush on--
: The fact that youre disgusted by words of love proves that you havent had any of your own !
: Silence! Ive dedicated my life to the railroads schedule!
: In that case, Ill dedicate mine to all the girls around the world! And thats why I cannot lose!
Kashmir is very annoyed that everything got screwed over because of Gainer.
He promises to remember this, to defeat us and put an end to the Exodus.
He retreats, leaving the rest to Timp, who sniffs that, after all, Kashmirs job is to simply keep the trains on schedule he should leave the fighting to professionals like him.
And were back to our regular Breaker hunting, with Loran and Roybea cutting a squad down to size.
Enges been sitting there with piddly HP, so lets give that one to Toga.
Damn those squaddies the damage spread left them barely alive.
Enge knows that, if his unit this destroyed, hell be due for a pay cut its far too late to save it, though.
Camille wrecks the weakened ship while the Iron Gear bombards two damaged walker machines.
Time for Shinn to take out Enges squaddies.
No problems there.
Those FINALLY kills bump Toga up to 130 morale and Sandman gives the OK to combine.
Amuros TRI blows a hole through a Dogozzos squad, while Talia does a whole lot less damage to some walker machines.
Lets see what Toshiya can do about that.
Also, surprisingly, it seems Rieas demonic possession wore off is it because shes not with Kei and/or Maai?
I REALLY dont feel like going after the other breaker ship, so well just clear up whatever other mooks are available before going for Timp in the next turn.
This also gives the chance to show off Athruns strongest attack.
Toga and Gainer are the first targets with Gainer scoring a nice one shot kill.
Dont let me down, Roybea.
Timp, as expected, decided to hit Rand and Jiron with artillery fire.
Jiron pulls a nice dodge and Rand can easily take that on the chin.
Roybea and Camilles squad handle the last bit of clean up and were good to go.
: Hola and Geraba are scrounging for pennies but you look like you're doing quite well!
: 'Course, pardner. Im pretty good at making them life plans.
: My one blunder was getting bogged down on a guy like you.
: Big words for a guy who killed someones parents!
: Youre STILL trying to get revenge for that? You gotta learn to let things go, pardner!
: Sure, my parents are part of it but, even without that, I still cant stand a guy like you!
: Well, aint that a coincidence! I dont very much care for you either!
Timp drops a High-Spec Radar and were FINALLY done!
By the by, heres Quattros Mega Bazooka Launcher, taken from my Setsuko save:
Timp notices that Jiron and the others seem to be harbingers of bad luck for him. However, he insists that it wont be like this when next they meet.
Holland sighs, thinking that they ended up getting dragged into another mess in the end and we didnt even manage to catch any skyfish. Still, Matthew isnt complaining because he had a whole lot of fun today.
Eijis the first to give Gainer a verbal high-five, admitting that he thought he was just some regular gamer-guy and not the super passionate man we saw today. Indeed, Julie says his confession was very entertaining once he got past the initial shock and awe.
Finally, to wrap it all nicely, Garrod and Tifa notice something
Its a HUGE crowd of skyfish shows up and Eureka is very confused: up until this point, theyve never found more than one at a time.
Kei figures its due to Gainers confession making everyone so happy and Adette already calls the kid to get to work once we grab these for Shaia, she can sell the film to the Gekkostate!
Unfortunately, Gain's Gachiko is a total loss: he won't be entering combat for a while.
Gainer certainly concedes that, for such a strange man, Kashmir was a very strong enemy but Gain sees that thats not what Gainer should be worrying about an even stronger foe is coming over.
: Have you said your goodbyes, Gainer?
: Sa-Sara did you really hear that ? But then, youd be avoiding me, right ?
: With that head of yours, youd probably go looking for me all over Yapans Ceiling if I didnt come over!
: Wheres Sara?! Whered she go?! Let me kiss you! Lets kiss! Let me hold you! Youd look everywhere, wouldn't you?!
: So I had to swallow my embarrassment and wait for you or you might've done something even worse! YOU AWFUL BOY!
: I'm sorry!!
: Gainer! My bro!!
: What bro?! Outta the way, Renton!
: No can do! Gainers guts totally won me over!
: Huh ?!
: I thought I was your bro, Renton!
: Youre still an awesome bro, Doggie! But my bro Gainer here gave me courage!
: That was an amazing declaration of love! I was all like WHOA!! Respect!
: This boys
: You were blown away by it too, werent you, Sara?
: Dude, the chicks beet red
: Looks like he hit a bull's eye.
: Bah, fine! Considering that you were able to push that Siberian guy back with that, Ill let you off the hook!
*Sara stomps away.*
: Ah Sara
: Heh looks like Sara isnt very upfront, either.
: Itll be alright, bro. Shes just embarrassed.
: But you really jumped ahead of the competition with this.
: Jumped ahead?
: We better bust our asses if we dont our bro to leave us in the dust, Renton!
: Yeah! After fighting with the Nirvash, I can absolutely pull this off!
Moondoggie and Gidget are fine with him doing whatever he wants but, right now, they need Rentons help getting the reflection film in place, lest Talho give them all hell. If anything, Rentons eager to hear Eurekas thoughts about his fighting today.
Moondoggie figures the kids as happy as can be and Gidget thinks, at this rate, the skyfish are gonna flood this place.
At the Gekkos hangar, we find Eureka pondering todays battle and Nirvash lending its power to Renton.
However, she feels something different with it and wonders what it could be. The kids are worried if their mama is hurt, suggesting that she go see Mischa Eureka tells them shes alright, though.
Tiptree shows up, noting that Eureka is finally able to smile and, when the kids get closer, she realizes that theyre the same kids from that day.
Holland comes running, though, telling Eureka to get away from her. Hed heard that the Vodarac cultists had moved to this land but he didnt expect them to be living so close by.
Regardless, he wont allow her to lay a single finger on Eureka.
Renton shows up right then, asking what happened but Holland shoos him away, saying this has nothing to do with him.
Tiptree calmly tells him not to raise his voice as hes scaring the kids and adds that Renton is quite relevant to this whole thing. After all, the changes in Eureka are because of both him and the three Del Cielo kids, no?
Renton remembers hearing that name, the Vodaracs holy land, and after the attack from the Federation of Predgio Towers and the combining of the worlds, Tiptree and her fellow Vodarac cultists have decided to travel back there.
Thus, as they were hitching a ride on the Iron Gear, the Gekkostate showed up. Hollands a bit dubious that she wasnt actively searching for them but Tiptree says she bears no grudge against the red-eyed witch or the white demon (Renton figures she means Eureka and Nirvash).
Tiptree says all theyre interested in is searching for ways to help the future of the world. Holland glares, asking if shes looking for Norbs whereabouts and, while she is, she notices that Holland doing the same.
Tiptree tells him that he needs to study the world more if he intends to pass through Del Cielos Gate of Choice with Eureka shes sure Norb would have said the same if he were here. Holland asks what he should do but the scene fades before we get an answer.
Back at the Minervas briefing room, all commanders have reached an agreement: were going to join forces and support Yapans Ceilings Exodus to Japan.
Elchis quite excited and hopes everyone will do their best (plus, she knows that, while theyll be out of a job once the Exodus is finished, theyll have plenty of nice connections for further business). Talia is the first to thank Holland for the Gekkostates cooperation but he says its not necessary theyre helping us for their own reasons.
Inwardly, he thinks that our group is always involved in battles, so sticking with us should help him understand more about the world, as Tiptree said.
Kazami reminds us of the rumors that there are unknown enemies in Japan, so recommends that we take prepare ourselves for any eventuality.
Gwen isnt as worried, though, thinking weve nothing to fear with all the power weve gathered and, inwardly, he ponders that with this, taking Inglessa back should be quite doable.
Elchi is a bit curious if Shaias really okay with helping the Exodus but she says theyre going back to the Emaanian nation and Japans right along the way, so itll be safer for them to travel along with us (and itll allow them to deliver Kei with no problems).
For the sake of convenience, Heizaemon decides to christen our entire organization as Z Emergency Union of Terrestrial Human, a.k.a. ZEUTH.
Gwen understands the purpose of the main bits but asks what the meaning of that Z is and Jamil and Kazami figure it out: its a third variable, outside of X and Y and they figures its appropriate considering the state of things. Elchi isnt all that hyped for that Z business and, if anyone has a better suggestion, Heizaemon will take it (i.e., you can change the squad name either here or from the Options menu well stick with ZEUTH for now at least).
Despite it seeming like we were bound to each other by fate, Talia and Jamil arent the least bit worried about this. Holland, however, isn't as joyous, feeling more like hes a piece that someone else put in place.
With that done, our people will now focus on repairing and resupplying everyone, while also getting in touch with Löwen, and that sounds like business for Elchi and Shaia theyve a lot they can sell to Zaft and AEUG.
Inwardly, Heizaemon ponders how ZEUTH came together from groups with various agendas and wonders if theyll be capable of fighting together to the bitter end.
If youre on Rands path, the next step to a secret is available in the bazaar.
We find Renton accompanying Gainer, wondering whats the connection between Eureka, Holland and the Vodarac.
When Gainer asks, though, he says its nothing and apologizes for daydreaming after Gainer called him over to the Bazaar. Moondoggie is also there and wonders why he called them and its because of something he wanted to sell: his first issue ray=out magazine.
Gidget is blown away that he has something so rare and Gainers happy to see that its as valuable as he hoped. As for why hes getting rid of it, Gainer already got what he wanted off the magazine and he wants to see if he cant trade it for something equally as valuable to give to Sara.
Gidgets quite eager to help and promises that theyll help him pick a nice present.
- Rands Secret #3 2nd Point: Purchase the Signed CD
Also available at the Bazaar is a Promeus Walker Machine, so we grab that as well.
Gainer later gives his present to Sara: a Lacus Clyne CD.
Vino and Yoran see that its autographed and they wonder how Gainer managed to get his hands on something so incredibly rare (he inwardly thanks Gidget for that). Sadly, Sara isnt interested as shes seen Lacus on the UN and found her to be far too sexualized for her tastes.
With that done, Sara would like to ask for Gainers help to make some repairs on Yapans Ceiling and the kid can only mumble silently that the trouble they went through to get the thing was for nothing. Sara and Gainer leave to meet up with Gauli and Bello, and Yoran notes that while the present was a no-go, Sara did seem happy.
Vino wonders about how Lacus is right now is she losing her popularity?
Yoran figures its due to her big image change but he personally has no problems with it and Vinos the same, especially with how upgraded her figure got.
Her popularity in the rest of the world notwithstanding, shes still THE pop-star in the Plants and Vino would very much prefer to be enjoying one of her concerts than be shoveling snow here in Siberia