Part 79: Mission 23 - Challenge of the Hundred Demons - Part 1
Mission 23 Challenge of the Hundred Demons
Michiru has patrolled ahead on her Lady Command and shes spotted a large government force near the lab, which means an attack is imminent.
Saotome sees that Rogers warning that they would try to take the place by force was right and Genki isnt happy. Fudou says, in that case, we must stand our ground firmly to stop them from doing so but DEAVAs Jerome isnt that certain, figuring this would be an act of defiance against the government.
Sophia does raise the point that having DEAVA personnel in here is already a violation of the current martial law and Jerome says its because Fudou wanted the Elements to come here for some joint special training.
Either way, Fudou says theres no going back: Let us begin the purge of the darkness thats nested within this nation! Chloe soon detects a bunch of government mobile suits approaching.
Kurt tells Saotome that were receiving a transmission via one of the enemy units.
Its the one-eyed man, complaining at Saotomes refusal to cooperate with them despite their many requests but the professor has dedicated his life to researching the Getter Rays and isnt about to let it be used for someones ambitions. The man feigns ignorance but Saotome has figured that theyre strengthening their forces like this to wage war against the rest of the world and he wont help them with that.
The one-eyed man wanted to get the institute without any violence but it seems theres no way around it and gives the troops the order to attack. Aquarion Luna has deployed with Reika as the head and Apollo tells her to switch to him hell take them out in one go.
Fudou vetoes it, though, and Sirius asks why as Reikas mind is still unstable ever since the Harvest Beast attack she cant fight. Fudou calls him naïve and asks if he thinks he can keep Reika away from battle like this.
Silvia thinks theres nothing that we can do but Fudou isnt having it: Which one is it, Reika: you cant fight or you wont fight? he asks. Tsugumi offers some support to her senior, saying that Reika helped her discover her own courage so shes sure shell be able to get through this.
Pierre tells her to give it a try and, if things go south, theyll lend a hand; Jun wonders if its alright for Aquarion to fight against humans but Fudou says weve no choice.
On top of that, Rena adds that these people arent humans anymore.
When Silvia asks what that means, she says all will become clear soon enough. Either way, Apollo wants to get going as hed never be able to face the Getter Team if the lab got stolen while they were guarding it.
Michiru will also help and she wants everyone to do their best until Ryouma and the others return meanwhile, Saotome closes the labs dome to protect against the enemy barrage.
Reikas not looking too good but she slowly tells Sirius that shes fine and willing to do this as a way to make up for what happened to Glenn (who's been in a coma ever since).
Mission Objective: All enemies shot down
Mission Failure: Any allied unit shot down
Skill Point: Clear the map by the end of turn 7
By the amount of time given by the skill point, you should be able to deduce that well have more enemies to deal with eventually; this point isnt VERY hard but you still need to move quickly.
To get the most leeway, itd be best if you managed to kill all enemies during the 3rd turn players phase this might require some lucky crits and/or save scumming, though.
If you miss that spot, you can still get the point but youll need to rush even more.
Aquarion Luna (Reika Kou)
- ESP L3
- Counter L4
- Support Defense L2
- Gain (20)
- Focus (15)
Reikas Voice Actress: Sanae Kobayashi (other know works: Catherine in Macross Frontier, Madlax in Madlax and several others)
Reikas the same as she was before but two things should be noted: by Fudous order, you cannot switch to either Apollo and Sirius and, to make things worse, she starts at 60(!) morale due to her hesitation.
I didnt think to do this at first but it is absolutely recommended to use Apollo to cast Spirit as any extra morale helps kill enemies faster.
Before anything else, though, lets take a look at Michiru:
Lady Command (Michiru Saotome)
- Support Attack
- Prevail L3
- Backup Attack
- Scan (1)
- Jamming Ability (+10% to evasion and accuracy to the entire squad
- Resupply Module
Michirus Voice Actress: Rihoko Yoshida (other know works: Miwa Uzuki in Steel Jeeg, Maria in Grendizer and many others).
Michirus the standard support girl and shes quite reliable: she can fly, shell recover the squads EN, she knows Accelerate and has Jamming.
Dont expect her do to jack for damage as the Lady Command has piss attack power but it has good movement range and decent mobility (you may want to spare it either a part or some cash to upgrade it, though) but its got horrible HP and defenses, so keep an eye on it.
All in all, I usually keep her together with Getter but shell fit well in any kind of squad.
With that done, both women move forward and we brace for the incoming attack.
Reika seems to be the priority target as most enemies run towards her this Daughtress does get in range.
: Urk !
: Stay strong, Reika! One may lose sight of even the light if she faces away from it!
: But if I fight, Ill bring misfortune to all of you !
The enemies are lacking their Nobuyuki Hiyama voice today hmm
One Daughtress does gun for Michiru.
: Well keep this place safe while Ryou, Hayato and Benkei are away!
: The Saotome Institute embodies my fathers dream I wont let anyone take it!
I suppose everything helps.
After retrying a couple of times, I found this to be the better spot to set the Luna (I remember to cast Spirit now).
We need her to draw the attention of everyone as Reika can oneshot these guys if she gets a crit with her bow.
Michiru, meanwhile, will hang far away and deal with her one Daughtress.
Hi-Zacks like getting up close but we can leave this one alive.
Everyone but this single Dagger-L plays ball and goes for Reika; now, were left with only this and that Hi-Zack left alive.
Michiru and Reika each take their last kills and were making good time.
The enemies are shot down but Saotome's got a hunch about the enemy pilots, and orders Michiru to round them up for study at the lab.
Reika seems to be struggling and Tsugumis worried as it looks like she took some decent damage. She tells her not to worry, though, as this is nothing compared to the pain Glenns going through.
Jun asks about Glenn being an Element from before him and Tsugumi joined DEAVA and Pierre fills him in on Glenns run-in with the Fallen Angels during their first combination: thus far, hes still comatose and is undergoing treatment in a Federation Army hospital.
Apollo sees that shes feeling down and says they cant fight together like this; Sirius tries sticking up for her but Apollo sees something too strange to be simply chance: every time they tried to evade, it backfired on them.
Reika says its her fault as she calls misfortune but theres not time to explain as we soon hear some hypnosound. Fudou says that they sensed that Reikas not at the top of her game and decided to take advantage of it to destroy Aquarion.
A huge mob of Fallen Angels appear and things arent looking too good.
Nearby, the one-eyed man sees their arrival and moves to summon the main force before the Fallen Angels wreck this area they MUST get control of the lab. Roger then shows up, questioning if that main force is really comprised of humans.
It seems he thought there a few suspicious things going on but he didnt expect it to extend this far either way, he plans on making the man pay for using him in his conspiracy and, to start off, hell have the one-eyed man reveal who he really is.
A familiar voice tells him to wait, though, and says the job of exposing THE TRUTH is his to do.
Reveal your true nature under the moonlight, inhuman one! Schwarzwald yells and the one-eyed man is revealed to be an One-Eyed Demon: Dokuganki, a servant of the Hundred Demon Empire, as Roger suspected.
The demon isnt happy with Rogers meddling and runs off to call his personal troops. Roger still has stuff he wants to ask him but Schwarz says he neednt chase after the demon as theres no place for him to flee.
Regardless, Schwarz is quite happy. The two travelers from Paradigm City simply running into each other in this vast world? This kind of serendipity calls for a celebration!
Roger counters that hes no interest in conversing with Schwarz, though, and thats just as fine. Schwarz says they both wish for the truth and, tonight, theyll catch a glimpse of it!
Dokuganki deploys with a big group of forces and, if anything, he can now stop that charade he tells his men to destroy both the Fallen Angels and the defenders, and to take the Saotome Institute as a show of the Hundred Demon Empires power.
Apollo tells Reika that they dont have time to be scared when were facing both these enemies but, to make things worse, Chloe gets one more signal incoming and Rena senses an enormous willpower.
: AHAHAHAHAHA! Do you hear me, Negotiator?!
: I shall now reveal to you a small piece of the truth!
: No way! The Fallen Angels are afraid of that bandaged guy ?!
: That man...hes touched the Taiji...?
: Oh, pitiful, lost dolls! If you do not wish to be bound by the chains of fate, obey my command!
: Give these blind fools a taste of your destructive power!
: Grrr! Return fire! Show them the strength of the Hundred Demon Empire the rulers of the world!!
: Urk! They've us surrounded! We cant counterattack or even retreat like this!
: Damn it, we just cant catch a break!
: Do you see this, Roger Smith?! The world will once again submit before this truth in the form of its destruction!
: This power is the truth! The power that recreates the world!!
: I refuse to accept that!
: BIG O, SHOWTIME!
: Good thing we brought Big O along with us.
: Roger Smith, you, a Dominus, would deny the truth?
: Its impossible that such wanton destruction could be the truth of any kind !
: Schwarz, by my own laws, I will stand against you, the Fallen Angels and the demons!
: Whoa, that guys pretty cool !
: Heh talk about a badass helper. We owe ya one, Roger Smith!
: As I thought, youre the Aquarion pilot that I met in Siberia.
: Lets go, Reika! It aint gonna look good if we just sit back at let him handle everything!
: B-but If I fight, Ill bring misfortune to everyone around me again! Just like Glenn!
: Youre wrong, Reika! Glenn risked his life and fought alongside you and Im sure he doesnt regret it!
: You keep talkin' about "Misfortune"...Yeah, right! You call this misfortune?!
: Dont forget that Ryouma and the others saw their friend die! But theyre still out there, fighting, so the world doesnt end up like that mummy says!
: Open your eyes, Reika! If you dont fight, then the world will be wrapped in misfortune!
: Sirius !
: Machine Angel...! You are an apostate whos turned his back on the truth and I now sentence you to death!
*A Cherubim soldier charges after Aquarion*
: A Fallen Angels approaching!
: Show 'em your misfortune!
: Youre right. If I can never fully escape it, then
: I will master this misfortune!
: Yeah! Let 'em have it!!
: You did it, Reika!
: Amazing ! She transformed the energy of her misfortune into attack power!
: The strength to go beyond the absolute bottom of one's misfortune
: Truly, BOTTOMLESS MISFORTUNE!
: I've no idea what Uncle Fudou's talking about.
: His words sound ominous but theyre strangely reassuring !
: Y'all really don't need to worry about pops yacking, ya know.
: I suppose so, Apollo. Then, I shall, as usual, act in my own way.
: Roger Smith! How can a Dominus of a Megadeus ally with the Machine Angel?!
: Blast you, Negotiator! You'd take the side of the Saotome Institute so soon after being fired?!
: Silence, both of you! Whether you tried to use me for your unfair agenda or are trying rain destruction upon the world over some twisted truth
: I wont tolerate either one of you!
: BIG O! ACTION!!
: Were going in, too!
Alright, heres the kicker to the Skill Point: you only need to shoot down the Big Duo and the Mecha Dokuganki.
So, only kill what you need from the mooks and, as the timer starts to run out, take out their leaders (whatever mooks remain will retreat, FYI); if youre short on time, youll need to rush them which means morale might be strained.
As expected, Schwarz will constantly go after Roger, so use him as bait.
Rogers very far from everything but he can inch forward enough to aim for a Xibalba.
Apollo moves a bit closer to the middle of the battlefield to increase the number of things he can punch.
The first Cherubim decides to attack Apollo from afar.
: Come on, Sirius, Reika! Well deal with the Fallen Angels and the Demons in one go!
: You neednt tell me that!
: Oi! Whats your problem, dumbass Prince?!
: The enemys right in front of us, you two! Save your bickering for later!
: (Did you hear that, Glenn..? Your beloved Reika is back.)
If only Silvia would come back...I need my Skill stat boosts!
A lot of Fallen Angels start homing in on Roger and three trade blows with him.
The Demons arent shy of attacking the Fallen Angels as they move after our people.
Rocket punches remain the best attack against classic super robot enemies and this Graave Cherubim knows it.
A couple of ships got for Aquarion and get punched away while some are working on stealing a Cherubim kill from us.
Oh god, Schwarz went after Michiru and she couldnt get Alert cast hes pretty damn accurate (87% chance to hit her), so our best bet is to have her defend and pray.
Ryouma and the others are finally back, worried about their friends.
Apollo wasnt about to screw up after they left them in charge of keeping the lab safe, of course. Our people quickly notice Big O and are surprised to see Roger here.
He extends his welcome to everyone as its been a while since their last meeting and finds it a strange coincidence that they would run into each other like this. Rand and Setsuko quickly recognize Schwarz Big Duo from Paradigm City and he also singles them out indeed, he sees the hand of fate in all this!
Benkei doesnt care about that, as it seems the demons and Fallen Angels have been running around willy-nilly while they were away. Hayato plans on putting a stop to it all now that were back, though.
Dokuganki isnt happy to see Getter coming back and bringing friends along for the ride and everyone gets their first look at a member of the Hundred Demon Empire. Eiji isnt impressed with fairy-tale demons wandering about and figures it falls on us to get rid of them.
Gain, if anything, figures Yapan is living up to the legends if the first thing we need to do once we get here is go demon-hunting. Quattro proclaims a three-sided battle between us, the demons and Fallen Angels and gives the orders to initiate the attack.
Dokuganki is increasingly annoyed and wants to get rid of all these nuisances at once. Apollos eager to show Ryouma the results of their special training and while Ryoumas got his back, he says protecting the Saotome Institute is the Getter Teams job.
Posted this a bit earlier than usual because I wouldn't be able to do so tomorrow; expect the last part on Saturday.
See you all then!