ACE COMBAT: ELECTROSPHERE -------------------------- Search Engine Info and Missions, ver. 2 translated and written by Henry H. Jerng produced on 06/13/99 at firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------ UPDATE INFORMATION Version 1: search engine info and first 2 mission translations Version 2: completed the plotline with Fiona/Cynthia's story ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "'Electrosphere', infinite passages to information derived from optical communication... Your judgement will decide the world of the future. You will control various jet fighters and engage in colorful missions. All sorts of drama, which unfolds with the near future as its stage, are acted out in full traditional animation and voice. You will enjoy aerial dogfights using a new sight-control system independent from flight controls and visually identifying targets! 'Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere' is a 3-dimensional shooting game delivered by Namco with the highest quality. It is packed with a worldly environment, and finally finished with the inclusion of a supplement booklet 'Photosphere'!" (backcover of the game) INTRODUCTION 'Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere' is the latest entry in Namco's popular Ace Combat series. In my opinion, Namco has outdone itself with AC3 in every aspect of their flight combat series. The graphics that dazzled in the latest incarnation of the Ridge Racer series (R4) can be seen here, in gorgeous hi-res. Clouds and rain have been added to enhance the sensation of speed, and the degree of details on the textures have been increased. The controls, as the backcover message noted, has been improved to allow freedom of view- in all directions. Not to mention the most important of all improvements, the involving storyline and characters in the game and the dividing storylines. This is where I will be focusing in this guide- the history and story of AC3. This guide contains translations of the games text, and since the game is quite long, the guide is still incomplete at this time. I felt that it would be better to make the information available as early as possible to help people understand the game, rather than holding on to it until it is all finished. I will be updating the guide as more translation is completed, so please look out for future updates. For permission to use this translated material in whole or in part, please contact me at the above e-mail address. Thank you for reading, and happy gaming! Henry H. Jerng SECTION I: INFORMATION ON THE SEARCH ENGINE -------------------------------------------- GENERAL RESOURCE LTD.: A conglomerate with enormous financial capital that dominates all kinds of industries and functions outside the framework of nations. Globalization of financial markets progressed in line with developments in capitalistic principles, and corporate mergers and take-overs began to be frequent and common. As a result, prominent capital assets in all countries were ultimately combined and concentrated on a large scale. Within this wave of world-wide conglomeration, the General Resource Group attained enormous growth and developed into a huge multinational corporate entity. With the arrival of multinational corporations like the General Resource Group world-wide, the political framework of nations ruling by laws and regulations actually became meaningless. Enterprises like ones in our society today ruled the administrations, and a system was established where corporations commanded their own zones. NEUCOM INC.: A corporation that began as a space development division and swiftly grew into an entity that rivaled the General Resource Group. It did so through business monopoly and development of cutting-edge technologies in its diverse divisions- neuro-computer division; new computer technology, represented by association/record memory; biochemistry division; global information communication division; and nanotechnology. Neucom Inc. is comprised of 5 operational departments: Neucom Info (information), Neucom Space (Space), Neucom Bio (Life Sciences), Neucom Sphere (Communications), and Neucom Publishing (Publicity/Foreign Affairs). The corporate name is a compound work from "Neuron" and "Computer". NEUCOM INC.'S PAST AND PRESENT: Neucom Inc. used to be the Euro-Asia Space Administration (EASA), originally a government-owned space management agency. Neucom Inc. came to its current heralded position because of its top-rate space development division, a result of Neucom's acquisition of a large aerospace company immediately after its inauguration. In the 2030's, Neucom Inc. nabbed the transfer of a large research/development staff from General Research Ltd.. It continued to employ excellent, talented staffs from all sorts of agencies and organizations without regards to their nationality and research origin- for example, a bankrupt government-operated agency and a corporate research/development team made obsolete due to corporate down-sizing. Neucom greatly expanded its business content. In 2034, through acquisition of a communication company and a software company, Neucom established a satellite network for its plans of a space strategy, and it wanted to be the leader in information/communication technologies with its in-house departments. Last year in 2039, with the completion of "Mega Float" (a seafaring floating city), it can be said that "Neucom makes the impossible possible". The attitude of Neucom Inc., especially its emphasis on the research/development of scientific technologies, is often censured as "science above principle" leading to "conducts without regard for humanity". It started to receive much more criticisms from the world particularly after it began to operate its own armed forces. UPEO: An abbreviations for Universal Peace Enforcement Organization; a countermeasure organization aimed at maintaining peace and order, under the direct control of the new international federation, New United Nations (NUN). UPEO maintains the military force called SARF in order to suppress various disputes currently breaking out in various areas. An organization of the NUN, UPEO was established to maintain peace on Earth and possesses jurisdiction superceeding all racial and national laws. However, the fact is that, until Gabriel W. Clarkson (originally a member of the USEA federal assembly) assumed his present position as UPEO's representative, the real power was held by General Resource Ltd.; in short, UPEO was "a puppet of General Resource Ltd.". Since 2037, when Gabrel W. Clarkson arrived at his post, UPEO re-verified the organization compass it was first founded on and developed policies based on the spirits of its peaceful principles. The significance of UPEO's existence was defined for the world to see. NEU: An abbreviation for Neucom Emergency Unit; an organization designed to deal with Neucom emergencies. NEU was a division of Neucom Inc. originally in charge of security at the research development facility. After its response to an unforeseen accident during development operations, NEU became the all-around security unit. Since 2037, when the quarrel between corporations developed a military aspect, NEU was outfitted with military armaments developed by Neucom Inc. and transformed into a squad capable of responding militarily. Currently, it is growing into a military organization that cannot be defeated by the General Resource Defense Force (GRDF) of General Resource Ltd.. SARF: An abbreviation for Special Armed Response Force. The special air force of UPEO. Disputes between the corporations began to come to a head in 2038. Forced to intervene militarily to suppress the growing conflict, the UPEO finally established an official military force called SARF. However, many problematic issues remained for UPEO. There were frequently cases where swift military measures cannot be taken because of assembly-member Gabriel W. Clarkson's campaign, "Peace, Principle, Spirit". Furthermore, because of UPEO's reliance on large corporations for its military armaments, its total military strength cannot be improved, and thus UPEO is under the criticism that "UPEO is a paper-mache military force." USEA: An abbreviation for United States of Euro-Asia. USEA was originally a huge federation that ruled one of the six continents. However, multinational corporations such as the General Resource Group amassed powers and in fact dismantled the framework of nations. As a result, USEA lost its functions as a country, and now it is keeping its name as a territorial demarcation for convenience's sake. ENSI: An abbreviation for Electro-Neuron-Synapse-Interface. A standardized circuit path that connects a pilot's nerve cells and a computer. Today, it is standard to pilot a fighter jet with ENSI standard cable connecting the main computer inside the coffin to the electronic terminal that receive information from neurons of the pilot's locomotive nervous system and reflex nervous system. NUN: An abbreviation for New United Nations; an international peace organization established to maintain international peace and order, and to promote co-operation and goodwill between various countries. CONNECTED: to join a person, more precisely, through neuronal connections. By connecting a computer directly to a human brain, a plane can thus be piloted. ELECTROSPHERE: A compound word from "electro" (electrical) and "sphere" (a mass where particles gather). It is called "Electrosphere" because it turns space into an image on the computer network. In accessing information housed in every address on the network, you can make the network appear in space. By moving inside electrosphere in every endless direction, you can find your way to the information you want. IN-SA-NET: An abbreviation for Inter-Satellite-Network; a satellite information system that allow mutual communication from and to any location on the planet. The In-sa-net, as an information satellite medium, can possibly detect the movement of enemy forces in distant ground and remotely control all weapons on the ground. However, the current situation does allow weapon controls because of the installed protection program on the network. SUBLIMATION/COMPUTERIZATION: In chemistry, sublimation means the process by which a solid directly becomes a gas without becoming a liquid. The way we change information within the brain from solid flesh into software (by a brain surgery that transforms the brain into digital data) is called sublimation or computerization. Through sublimation, it becomes possible for people to discard their physical bodies from this world and live on a software. The basic theory behind sublimation was developed by a research development team headed by researcher Yoko Inoue, who was working at General Resource Ltd.'s DOE (military research center). In theory, it is possible to produce a dead copy. However, in 2030, an accident occurred during the team's research, and General Resource Ltd. Abandoned continuation of the research. JAMMING: To emit interfering radio waves and cause radio wave obstruction. DATA SWALLOW: The trade name of a computer operating system (OS) sold by General Resource Ltd. in 2032. It is a system which includes a browser that connects to the electrosphere and is able to access various informations. Since its introduction, Data Swallow is used world-wide as the standard OS. Data Swallow, ver. 3.2.2., the newest version, went on sale in 2040. PEEK-A-BOOM: The name of an application software installed in the Data Swallow OS, ver. 3.0.1 and later, one that can look up various vocabularies. Peek-a-boom is used in all sorts of situations, as an extremely convenient application that will search the electrosphere with a selected keyword and display the relevent data with a color image. The original publisher was a large art-and-science publishing company that had a special server for vocabulary serach in its grocery research department. COFFIN: An abbreviation for Connection for Flight Interface; formally, a military weapon control system that works by neuronal connections. After establishing neuronal connections, the operator controls by laying down all alone in the cockpit, completely isolated from the visual world. It is also called "coffin" because the situation in the cockpit is like that of a coffin. Coffin can be outfitted on all sorts of weapons such as jet fighters and tanks by exchanging the device drivers, because the ENSI are standardized. TELE-EXISTENCE: A system that detaches the control system for military weapons and allows control from a distant location. The pilot establishes neuronal connection from a coffin set at a distant location and controls the weapon through tele-existence by the way of In-sa-net. There is a weakness to this system. Because it works through the In-sa- net, a time lag is generated in the information traffic, and thus a complete performance of the weapon cannot be achieved with this system. SILVERSTONE DISEASE: A hereditary disease with a group of symptoms responding to E (electromagnetic) rays. Because the patient does not have resistence against E-rays contained in the sunlight, he/she must protect his/her body from sunlight with protective clothing like a space suit. Because the person who first reported the disease was professor Anthony Silverstone, this disease is generally called the Silverstone disease. SNYDER'S TOP: The name for a territory in the northern region of USEA. The headquarter of the New United Nation is here. MARITON TERRITORY: An undeveloped territory. Disputes between General Resouce Ltd. and Neucom Inc. over this territory just will not end. Spy planes from the two companies frequently come and go over this area for surveilence. SANDBERRY DESSERT: The territory where General Resource Ltd. once productively cleared up the land built a Geo-Desic Dome. Now, constructions for a biotech plant by Neucom Inc. is going on here. RENA HIROSE: Born on 4/27/2021. She is a patient of Silverstone disease that she was born with. However, after she was certified a child prodigy of piloting when she was only 9-years- old, Rena joined the General Resource Ltd. She participated the power development project at General Resource Ltd. for 7 years. She was described by the mass media as the "girl prodigy pilot". In 2037, she transferred to UPEO. Because of her advanced fighter piloting ability, she received many medals for many special operations. Now, she is enrolled as a pilot for SARF, which formed in 2040. FIONA CHRIS FITZGERALD: Born on 1/26/2016. Received special education for gifted children since the age of 3 toward becoming a pilot, and at 22, she completed the Master of Arts (MA) program in Aviation Engineering and Research as the graduate school of Edwards University. Fiona got her post at UPEO in 2039, and at present she is joining SARF as a pilot. ABYSSAL DISION: Born on 10/10/1997. In 2018, he graduated from Sandberry GR Defense College with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. In September of that year, he joined General Resource Ltd. and was assigned to the General Resource Defense Force (GRDF) as a pilot. After he joined GRDF, Dision made outstanding contributions in many flight missions. He was designated GRDF's ace pilot because of his meritorious service in the terrorist suppression operation in 2026. Now, at 42 years of age, Dision is still active on the frontline. KEITH BRYAN: Born on 5/19/2010. After graduating from a senior high school affiliated with Sandberry GR Defense College in 2028, he joined General Resource Ltd. He enrolled and currently goes to GRDF. ERICH JAEGER Born on 8/30/2016. In 2039, after graduating with an International Political Science degree from Oxform University, he took a position at UPEO. He joined SARF after its formation in 2040 as a pilot, and that is where he currently goes. SIMON ORESTES COHEN Born on 1/17/2000. In 2023, he completed his doctorate in Information Technologies from the graduate program at Accel Univerisity. In 2022, he received the Electra award for his published dissertation titled "Basic Theory of Artificial Intelligence Organization by Genetic Information Conversion". In 2023, Simon joined General Resource Ltd. After 8 years of service at GR, he transferred to Neucom Inc. in 2031. Now he belongs to Neucom Info and engages in military-related research. GILBERT PARK Born on 3/6/1992. After graduating from Beijin University's economics department in 2014, he joined General Resource Ltd.. After he successfully filled several important posts at all of the corporations in General Resource Group, in 2031 he received recommendations from GR and transferred to UPEO. He presided over a UPEO increasing in its ability to maintain peace and order. Now he serves as the supreme-commander of NUN's UPEO. GABRIEL W. CLARKSON Born on 2/29/1984. He completed his doctorate in International Political Science Research from Oxform University in 2010. By way of being a USEA assembly member, he assumed the office of a voting member of NUN. In 2037, he became the official representative of UPEO and is still serving that position today. R-NUMBER: The common name for Neucom Inc.'s fighter jets. For the model number of Neucom Inc.'s fighters, such as R-101 and R-102, "R" comes from "Radical" and represents the fighter's revolutionary design and style. Thus, in general, Neucom Inc.'s fighters are called "R-numbers". GBS: General Broadcasting System; a broadcasting system on the electrosphere privately-owned by General Resource Ltd.; established in 2035. GBS broadcasts a wide variety of programs from drama, variety, to sports- all with relatively hight entertainment value. In terms of viewer ratings, it surpasses all other systems. NVS: Neucom Visual System; the name of a program broadcasting service on the electrosphere that began in 2033. It was the first enterprise to broadcast using the media known as sphere/electrosphere. At the beginning of service, NVS broadcasted programs from other systems, but recently it is mainly broadcasting science information programs made by its parent company, Neucom Inc. EAPN: Euro-Asia Public Network. Established in 2003, it is USEA's government-operated broadcast system. TEXT BROADCASTING: Information service based on text data that broadcasts on the sphere. Text broadcasting was included in General Resource's OS "Data Swallow" when it was announced in 2032. In the intial sales period, the number of service subscribers outnumbered purchasers of the OS by 8 times, but in the following year when the broadcasting service from NVS began, the number of users sharply declined. Today, in addition to text data, service is provided along with images. NANO-TECHNOLOGY: A technology under research/development at Neucom Inc. that uses minute particles at the nano (10^-9 meters) scale. Neucom Inc. commenced development of minute particles that will endure any theoretical conditions. It succeeded in directly injecting programs into these particles. As a result, because it can perform work at the nano-scale where it execute its program, the nano-robot became a reality. The product was released by Neucom Inc. in 2038 as "Nano-byte". Because it is capable of adapting to extreme conditions and self-replication, plans for its use include practical applications in construction and space development, as well as a new energy source replacing nuclear power. PHASE PARK DISPUTE: As an opportunity for General Resource Ltd. to gain economic dominance against Neucom Inc., a dispute suddenly erupted at Phase Park territory in 2040. A tense situation has continued between General Resource Ltd. and Neucom Inc. ever since the second half of the 30's. CYNTHIA BRIDGITTE FITZGERALD: Born on 2/9/2012. In 2033, at the age of 21, she completed the Master's program in Genetic Engineering at Chopinbrook University. In the same year, she joined General Resource Ltd.. After serving for 4 years at GR, she transferred to Neucom Inc. in 2037. Now, she is enrolled at NEU as an ace pilot. ITTC INC.: In-sa-net Telegraph and Telephone Communication. It was established in 1953 as USEA's government-operated telegraph and telephone company. After privatization in 2023, in the following year (2024) it was bought out by the General Resource Group. It is currently owned by GR. Its videomail and videophone service that began in 2031 allowed mediation of images on the electrosphere and exchange of voice and text information in real time. In 2032, with the sales of "Data Swallow", it is used world-wide as the standard communication system. SECTION II: GAME TEXT ---------------------- CHANNEL: EAPN VIDEO: a female news reporter "Early dawn today, General Resource Group's air force conducted military exercises in the skies over Meriton region, where tensions continued to mount. This exercise took place at Sandberry dessert where recently Neucom had made an announcement. Diversion from Neucom's publicized demonstration at its biotech plant was seen as GR's goal, and in response to this action, UPEO's representative Clarkson today formally expressed his dissatisfaction at General Resource." CHANNEL: GBS VIDEO: various images "Who supports everyone's livelihood? General Resource. Who wants to walk the passage of time with everyone? General Resource. Who creates the environment of the future while considering everyone's needs? General Resource. Today, with someone...... Tomorrow, certainly with you." CHANNEL: GBS VIDEO: A jet fighter "Please look at who is flying freely toward the limitless sky in this beautiful jet fighter. An UPEO's ace pilot who protects the peace and order of our world that everyone longs for. However, when we learned about the fate that this pilot was burdened with, we absolutely were at a loss for words. The pilot's name is Rena Hirose. She was inflicted with the Silverstone disease since birth and cannot live under sunlight. However, today she has wings to fly with. As a result of the newest technology developed by General Resource......" CHANNEL: NVS VIDEO: various images of technology "It was a research group at General Resource that gave brilliant results in the world of new science, especially computer technology, for new times. The fact that this group became Neucom's parent organization is something you may not know well. And, since 2032 when they announced their start on space development, in fact a tense situation has existed between Neucom and General Resource. Neucom's scientists from every science division, including electronics, biotechnology, and nano-technology, all previously gossiped that they will surpass General Resource's accomplishments. Now, after many years, the time when General Resource can display its huge influence with its economic power is......" CHANNEL: GBS VIDEO: interview with Rena Hirose Rena: "...... Well, yes. You're asking about my days off? Hmm...... Well, I cannot have walks in the park. I read books and watch movies. Just some ordinary stuff, really......" (text on the screen reads "What are your dreams?") Rena: "To become a pilot like now is already something like a dream to me. However, recently...... Thinking about this, I feel that everything that is of concern to people, like their health, is of no interest for me. In my heart, I am always flying. I don't have wings physically, but the wings in my heart...... 'cause they can bring the sky to me, I want to have wings in my heart." VIDEOPHONE: ERICH Erich: "Ah... Aren't you there? Any way, here it is. I don't know how you plan on doing this, but if you want to pilot a plane for UPEO, you can't afford to offend commander Park. Well, if you can defend the world in the way that Clarkson's party talked about, with peaceful settlement and all, you wouldn't need UPEO on General Resource's case to begin with. Whatever happens, it's nothing to do with you piloting a plane. Well, in the next mission...... Ah, this time, you've been barely assigned with my support. Don't do anything except copy the movements of Rena and Fiona's planes. 'Cause you are the only one behind me." VIDEOPHONE: FIONA Fiona: "I will orally tell you the operation communication. The official documentations will be transmitted to you electronically by facsimile following this message. Occupants posted with UPEO are hereby ordered to stand by and await instructions indefinitely. Well, to put it simply, the situation has become rather mysterious. Later!" COMMUNICATION INTERRUPTED! RECEIVING EMERGENCY BROADCAST... CHANNEL: EAPN VIDEO: the same female reporter "This just came in. I will tell you the news. The tense situation that existed after the Phase Park incident has continued. It appears that Neucom has plunged into a state of war against General Resource. According to Neucom's official statement, in spite of everything, an attack will be made as a reciprocity for the violation committed by General Resource...... This is the news. To deal with this situation, representative Clarkson of UPEO has some time ago asked for an emergency meeting and sent an urgent dispatch to the peace enforcement troops......" MISSION #1: AWAKENING LOCATION: Expo City MISSION BRIEFING: "At around 7:50 pm today, Neucom began a massive military operation against General Resource. We here at UPEO must prevent this action to avoid an deterioration of relations between the two companies. However, if Neucom fails to heed our warnings, we will be forced to take physical actions. I will be anticipating your actions...... That's all." (At the beginning of the mission......) Erich: "Rena is better at piloting the Flanker." Fiona: "Don't chatter." Rena: "I'll begin the attack." (End of Mission #1) VIDEOPHONE: FIONA Fiona: "Well, it finally started. It'll certainly turn into a something where Neucom's attitude and representative Clarkson's powers will clash. Here, we...... we must ask what is the true value of UPEO.------Yes, yes. Didn't you make a move different from before? It felt good." VIDEOPHONE: RENA Rena: "Ah...... Hello. This is my very first mail to you. If this conflict continues, certainly from this point on, chances for me to fly with you may increase. As for your flying today, I think that you'd better examine the way you think about the enemy you see. Well, that's all...... Later." ======================================================================== CHANNEL: GBS VIDEO: a political discussion Interviewer: "Let's talk about General Resource's reaction to the dialogue between Neucom and UPEO. Does there seem to be many people fearing that this can spark more chaos?" Interviewee: "Yes...... You can certainly say that a leader like UPEO's representative Clarkson is a politician type from a previous era. It is now after USEA's unification. In this age where economic powers eliminated governments and administrations of justice, I cannot say anything but that his actions are a mistake for our times." Interviewer: "Then, can we avoid a war between Neucom and General Resource?" Interviewee: "Um. However, what I want to say is......" Interviewer: "Ah...... Excuse me. We have to take a commercial break here." VIDEOPHONE: FIONA Fiona: "Ah, you're there......! There is something I have to tell you. As of today, full directorial authorities over the peace-keeping activities of UPEO was entrusted to commander Park. It was decided that, from now on, you will work primarily with Rena as a member of SARF, UPEO's special air force. Well...... Working alongside with UPEO's star like her means that you'll get hooked up often and you cannot fail miserably." MISSION #2: BRAVADO LOCATION: Waiaboro MISSION BRIEFING: "Early dawn today, our reconnaisance squad confirmed that a Neucom military base in the Waiaboro mountain range is conducting radar-jamming activity against General Resource's air lanes. Prevent this violation activity and neutralize the radar-jamming facilities stationed around the base." (after the battle) Erich: "Hey, hey. Don't show us the results." Fiona: "Do you plan to be SARF's ace?" CHANNEL: EAPN VIDEO: reporter "After its commencement at Expo City, this round of dispute appears to be subsiding thanks to the works of the peace-keeping force that centers around NUN's UPEO special air force SARF. However, Neucom's antagonism against General Resource appears to be spreading among all territories in USEA. The holding of the Snyders conference, which UPEO's representative Clarkson advocated, will become the beginning of the resolution of the conflict between the two companies. ......Now, on to the next news" NET NEWS: The afternoon, two General Resource-made jet fighters were delivered to UPEO headquarter. The New United Nations has been seeking to strengthen UPEO's military force ever since the Phase Park dispute, and this is seen as General Resource's answer to NUN's request. Such a shift in attitude has received much criticism from inside UPEO, that "military fortification is in conflict with UPEO's original goal of peace maintenance." They question whether UPEO should be continuing to increase its military power ======================================================================== CHANNEL: GBS VIDEO: personality documentary on Abyssal Dision "Among the pilots alive in this world, only few can leave behind achievements that will engrave his/her name in history. The time when they are at their physical peak and most active as pilots is during their youth. However, that physical peak is too much emphasized as compared to the human, spiritual skill. Dision: 'On somedays...... I guess anyone will feel the limits of his/her body. That isn't a bad thing. However, for people who have the spirit to surpass those limits, there is just no need to say it." However, as he welcomes his physical and spiritual peaks, he is trying to leave behind his name in the world. His name is Abyssal Dision. He will dance in the sky while seeking the title of General Resource's ace pilot." MISSION #3: ENTER DISION LOCATION: Chopinboro MISSION BRIEFING: It seems that the threat from Neucom has died down, but we cannot be careless. So, to prepare for coming developments, it was arranged for you to conduct training flights with General Resource's team. Do not slack off just because this is not actual combat! (Play follow the leader with Dision...) Keith: "Now, youngster from UPEO! Did you come about General Resource's ace?" Dision: "......Well, show me (your stuff)." Keith: "Still more! Don't fall by turning jet black like that!?" Dision: "It's okay if you challenged me more." Dision: "Keep up." (Next, practice your machine gun shooting ability...) Keith: "Next, shoot and attack! No rest for you!" Keith: "Missile guidiance system is inoperative. Attack with machine gun!" Keith: "Aim accurately!" Keith: "Show me what you're really capable of!" Dision: "Don't rely on thrust. Make most of the air." Dision: "Don't move. Predict its movement with the HUD!" (After shooting down the last decoy...) Dision: "Remember that ability!" (Incoming message...) Commander: "An urgent message to all planes! We have confirmed an an experiment by a Neucom plane to disperse unknown chemical substances inside General Resource's air space. Terminate training, proceed immediately to the scene, and destroy the dropped parachute containers." Keith: "Jeez! We'll go with things hald done. Dision: "'cause of Neucom's dragonfly." (You quickly arrive at the scene...) Keith: "Don't let them touch down!" (After you've finished destroying the containers...) Dision: "This operation was in OPEO's jurisdiction." (Mission #3 ends...) VIDEOPHONE: FIONA "------Are you not back......yet. Ah! Welcome back. I heard this from commander Park. Didn't you come across General Resource's ace pilot? It's rather regretful, but I appreciate how you feel." VIDEOPHONE: RENA "I saw the date from the flight report. It's a curious thing, but...... the way you fly recently feels a little like mine. Where did you come from?" ======================================================================== CHANNEL: GBS VIDEO: a male reporter "As a result of the birth of General Resource as a multinational - corporation, political framework of nations collapsed. Consequently, history welcomed a new phase. And "Mega Float", the enormous seafaring mobile city, is a symbol of Neucom as well as the new era. It seems that they are showing off their new power to us. In fact, even now, Neucom is waging disputes everywhere- Neucom must be seeking something...... hoping for something. We...... still do not know how these disputes will ultimately change history. However, no matter how things turn out, there is one thing I can say: even if UPEO can maintain the peace for now between the two corporations, it will not be able to leave anything new to history." VIDEOPHONE: ERICH "Have you heard? It seems that her ENSI system on the Flanker was destroyed just now. Moreover, the problem was missed during system check. You had better be careful with the equipments. Indeed! They cannot just say that it's because the recent increases in the number of sorties. It's because of stuff like this that UPEO is called either a paper-mache tiger or a ragged band. Now, Rena will probably be temporarily unable to go on sorties. Just at a time like this!" VIDEOPHONE: FIONA "Sorry about cutting in...... but we have an order to sortie! It looks like the guys at Neucom are finally serious about changing history. It's bad timing, but UPEO's big star is benched. We've got to do something on our own! Well, see you in the skies." MISSION #4: PAPER TIGER LOCATION: Rocky Island MISSION BRIEFING: Neucom's mechanized fleet is gathering at Mega Float. We will knock them down before Neucom completes its preparations. Moreover, there are many civilian facilities on Mega Float and many civilian ships in the harbors. You must execute the operation and avoid causing collateral damage with all your might! (During the mission...) Commander: "To all planes currently executing the operation. A cease- fire agreement was made between Neucom and General Resource as as proposed by representative Clarkson. All planes, stop your attack and return." Dision: "Anyway...... isn't this rediculous talk to you? A cease-fire now, and this deception decided by a bunch of old folks. The times call for war? Don't you think so?" Keith: "Dision......?!" Dision: "I will only say this once. If you want to do something in this world, you won't get past the usual politics. If you have that feeling, join General Resource right now. If that courage is within you, I will build a new road." Fiona: "General Resource's Ace...... You don't really feel this way, do you?! Hey, this is a trap!" Keith: "You feel like letting this guy transfer! It's dangerous!" Dision: "It's a safe gamble......" Dision: "How about it, SARF's ace pilot? Will you join General Resource?" Fiona: "Don't go! You're a UPEO pilot!" (DECIDE!) Dision: "So...... You disappoint me, SARF's ace." Fiona: "Wha, what a joke! What was he saying!" Fiona: "Let's touch down on the aircraft carrier." NET NEWS: Today, the mediation discussion between Neucom Inc. and General Resource Ltd. began on the topic of a cease-fire over the Phase Park dispute. The discussion was held starting at 1 pm, and it was attended by representative Clarkson and representatives from the two corporations. At 3 pm, a cease-fire agreement was reached by those in attendence. The holding of this discussion was seen as a success. UPEO's representative Clarkson, who made important contributions to today's agreement, expressed his strong will by saying, "I want to calm down the disputes everywhere with today's mediation." VIDEOPHONE: FIONA "I think your decision was right. He is dangerous." ======================================================================== CHANNEL: NVS VIDEO: a male reporter "As for cutting-edge technologies, Neucom produced real power by its positive initiatives in bio-technology, practical applications of nano- technology, installations of top-rate electrosphere environments, and space- development environments- everything that has been weak points of General Resource......" VIDOEPHONE: PARK Park: "This mail is being transmitted to members of SARF. I want you to listen carefully. Yesterday's agreement is probably already broken by now. According to information we obtained, it seems that General Resource is already making cracks in the agreement and committing a massive attack on Neucom. Now, respresentative Clarkson had poured his heart and blood into agreement, and as UPEO, we must not everlook an outrange that so disregard the agreement. I will anticipate your continued active participation." VIDEOPHONE: ERICH Erich: "Jesus, doesn't that sound like a commander. It looks like UPEO is General Resource's subcontractor, like the old days. This is a job where he wants to look like he's doing his job, and being good to Neucom too. Nah...... For this diehard warmonger, I wonder if it's better to consider where he is going with this?" MISSION #5: BROKEN TRUTH LOCATION: Waiapolo Mountains MISSION BRIEFING: In spite of the cease-fire agreement, General Resource's forces began its attack against a Neucom base. In order to maintain the cease- fire, hostilities between the two forces must absolutely be avoided. Defend the Neucom air base. (End of mission......) VIDEOPHONE: FIONA AND ERICH Fiona: "Hey, first Neucom, then General Resource...... Who is our real enemy?" Erich: "You're so cute when you ask questions like this. Although we are on these various missions secretly, it's something an organization like ours must do to protect peace. And yes, UPEO is probably just a paper tiger just like the world says." Fiona: "Do you think the UPEO wants to maintain peace just out of principle?" Erich: "Yeah, sure." Fiona: "Really. It's useless even to talk about it." ======================================================================== CHANNEL: ??? VIDEO: A video recorded with night-vision. An aircraft in hanger. Voice #1: "This is R-number...... It was already delivered to UPEO." Voice #2: "Neucom is desperate. The cease-fire is over." (An alarm goes off. Footsteps......) VIDEOPHONE: RENA Rena: "I will give you the latest order. We will pursue and capture a General Resource spy plane doing reconnaissance in a suspicious sea route. This time, because the mission involves verification of few enemies, only you and I are on this mission. Ah...... I haven't gone on a flight in a while, and it's my first since rehabilitation. So, -------please look after me." MISSION #6: GHOSTS OF THE PAST LOCATION: Hatties Ravine MISSION BRIEFING: We have confirmed that a General Resource spy plane is in the cease-fire air space. It looks like General Resource is engaging in improper activities. We must determine their intentions. Pursue the spy plane invading neutral territory! Incidentally, a group of radas are guarding the air space above. Be perfectly careful of your altitude. (Starting the mission......) Rena: "We'll fly low during pursuit. Try not to lose sight of the enemey plane. Be aware of the altitude." Rena: "Where are they? Wait! I've seen this place before. Yes. Who, who was with me then. With who, when, with who, when, when, before, surely, when, who, who, when, I, I, I, I, I, I, that person was, Dision!" (Oops! I lost the spy plane!!!) (Mission over...) Rena: "Sorry. But, I felt there was something mysterious at that place......" (The aim of General Resource's spy plane is unclear.) VIDEOPHONE: RENA Rena: "Ah...... Are you not there? Thanks for today. Certainly, I was...... in a bad state of health. Sorry. I just wanted to tell you this." ======================================================================== CHANNEL: ??? VIDEO: an airship "Well, well...... I have something for all of you who received this mail, something I will apologize now and just this once for. This airship was filled with highly lethal germ-warfare weapons. That's right------ This means that from now on, all you fellows who will try to interfere with our operations, we do have prepared to deliver this reserved gift to you at anytime. I'm sure you guys understand that much, but you just don't think of anything else! Just look! You don't need to know anything about our noble intentions toward this world corrupted by greed, something we all know about, nor do you need to know our actions and their meanings until we get there! How do you feel? Probably nervous about this? Your nerves are running wild just by thinking that you can think about what we mean but have no conjectures. You should just receive our kindness. Certainly, isn't this something to enjoy and get used to? Think about it...... You people always struggle in a world obssessed by time and things, and in the end you did nothing but pretend you cared. Therefore, futility increased too much in this world. Don't you think so?" MISSION #7: FRAGILE CARGO LOCATION: Axel Bay MISSION BRIEFING: As according to the anonymous and criminal declaration, an airship of unknown origin appeared at Axel Bay, a coastal industrial district. When we investigated the authenticity of the claim, it was determined that indeed germ-warfare weapons are contained in the airship. We will keep the amount of casualties to a minimum by making the airship land in the ocean. Destroy all buildings obstructing the airship's path! Fiona: "After the selfish disputes, we have callous, arrogant terrorism. What is going on! People are just using their heads for idiotic things all the time......" Erich: "and UPEO's handman business hasn't closed shop yet." (After destroying the obstacles...) Commander: "A small boat was launched from the airship. Pursue, capture, and destroy it." Erich: "Okay...... Don't let that small ship get away." Fiona: "Of course!" (Destroy the hovercraft, and the mission ends.) VIDEOPHONE: PARK Park: "Thanks for your trouble. As for the aim of the terrorist act, it is entirely unclear at this time. However, after the Phase Park dispute, many incidents of unrest are developing, not limited to those between the two corporations. Now...... therefore, we UPEO should consider it a good opportunity to let the world know the reason for our existence. From now on, I am counting on you with this." FIONA: "------Well...... Actually, I contacted you because there is something I really wanted to talk about. Because you're not there, I will just leave a verbal message here. Well, what I wanted to talk about is something personal...... However, making it shourt here, with what I have to tell you, is difficult for someone like me------. But, because I will surely regret it if I don't tell you at some time, I want to say it. However, 'though I'm not sure, this may be misunderstood. Still, I don't want this situation to continue...... Ah, it seems someone is coming. I'll contact you later. I'll tell you then...... definitely." NET NEWS: Since last month's cease-fire agreement, representatives from both Neucom Inc. and General Resource Ltd. have been continuing dialogues on and off. Then the discussions became unobstructed as it went on at NUN's headquarter. The topics of discussion seemed to concern the various stipulations for the cease-fire, but the schedules for concrete discussions was yet to be released. A comment was released by NUN that "Now is a period of adjustment for the two corporations." ======================================================================== VIDEOPHONE: PARK Park: "SARF members need to urgently mobilize. For the specific aims, follow the operational information sent to you encrypted. This time, if is an action above regulations that you cannot fail. I want you to keep that in mind. ......That's all." MISSION #8: SCYLLA AND CHARYBOIS LOCATION: Mt. Lambert MISSION BRIEFING: UPEO's representative Clarkson had convinced General Resource and Neucom into a temporary cease-fire. It was decided that representative Clarkson should head for Cape Rainy in his personal jet to host a cease-fire arbitration. You and Erich are hereby ordered to escort his plane. Furthermore, Fiona is traveling with the representative aboard his plane as a guard. Because this mission is top-secret, we are taking a risk with just few but powerful escorts. Erich: "Isn't there something odd? Why are we the only ones escorting? Do you think it's weird no matter how secret this is?" Fiona: "Just hang in there! Because we must guard representative Clarkson, we are leaving the safety of the skies in your hands." (Planes appear on the radar...) Commander: "Emergency! Several General Resource planes are closing in. Immediately take ambush attack positions!" Erich: "Damn! Aren't those General folks in a good mood!" Erich: (noise) "Fi---! Damn...... Radar jamming! Fi---! Be careful! Respond!" (You managed to shoot down the GR planes... Rena and one other plane arrive at the scene...) Rena: "I am in proximity of the target." Erich: "Rena! Did you come to help?" Park: "The operation has been changed. It became clear that the personal plane is on a spy mission by representative Clarkson and Fiona. Cancel the escort mission. Shoot down the personal plane." Rena: "Understood." Erich: "Wa, wait...... Fiona is in there! Are you serious Rena?! Wait. Don't shoot! Stop!" Rena: "It is not possible to verify the facts. The order will take priority." Erich: "Oh no! The transmitter was destroyed by jamming. Fi---! Respond!" Rena: "I will leave the targeting up to you." (I chose to shoot down the UPEO R101U plane...) Rena: "You're disobeying oder!" (You and the personal plane head for Neucom air space...) NEU commander: "This is NEU. We will guide the UPEO personal plane toward our air space." NEU commander: "Please receive mid-air refueling. Please stabilize your plane and match it with the proper position." (On to disc 2...) ======================================================================== CHANNEL: ??? VIDEO: Neucom ad "We are a complex corporation actively aiming to supply the world software that will create a new tomorrow. The Neucom Group is divided into 5 big sections: NEUCOM INFO- information development, centering around computers NEUCOM SPACE- space development NEUCOM BIO- life science development NEUCOM SPHERE- communication development NEUCOM PUBLISHING- publicity/foreign affairs department CHANNEL: EAPN VIDEO: Clarkson's news conference, live Clarkson: "------Well, first of all, I want to thank everyone at Neucom who opened their doors without a disagreeable face and welcomed us warmly, in spite of our discourteous visit. The determination of one pilot and all your bravery saved us. And, I will certainly not forget what happened today. At 3 pm today, I, Gabriel W. Clarkson- the representative/assembly member of UPEO, along with my subordinates and the 38 member crew of my personal plane, declares our transfer to the Neucom Group! Until we arrived at this determination......(transmission interrupted)" Reporter: "Yes...... yes, we are transmitting the special report interview with representative Clarkson, but it looks like the audio hook-up got interrupted somehow. As soon as the hook-up circuit is re-established, we will return to the images of the meeting. Until then, I think we will again recap the information that we now know about this transfer episode. It was around 11 am today when Neucom received a wireless from the UPEO personal plane carrying representative Clarkson. The plane was taking the representative to attend a crisis mitigation conference held in Cape Rainy starting tomorrow. En route toward Cape Rainy airport, the plane was under attack by General Resource jet fighters over the Lambert mountain range, and then a battle ensued between the escort planes and GR fighers. Right afterwards, the same plane was attacked by another squad that showed up, one from UPEO. And, the personal plane and a escort plane changed course toward Neucom air space. At 4 pm, they made an emergency landing at Dennis airport. Information sources at Neucom have concluded this case this way. Representative Clarkson, as a moderate party, had good relations with Neucom from past dealings. General Resource and a group at UPEO conspired to assassinate Clarkson. And now that Neucom has in fact accepted representative Clarkson's transfer, it is unavoidable that great tension will be generated in Neucom's relations with General Resource......" VIDEOPHONE: CYNTHIA Fiona: "Ah, here we go! It looks like we can work in Neucom already. And, even here, it's been decided that we will again be on the same squad! -my best regards! Well, that's it...... for the time being. Ouch! I know! I am telling him already. Well...... Yeah. I just heard this from the representative, but...... Ugh------ (Cynthia pushes Fiona aside...) Cynthia: "How vexing. Thank you...... My gratitude from the bottom of my heart. Your decision saved the lives of the assembly member and Fiona. I am looking forward to that kind of determination and action (in the future). Oh, yes, yes...... I'm Cynthia, NEU's chief consulting pilot. Nice to meet you for the first time." Fiona: "Okay, sister! Let's switch......!" Cynthia: "So, Fiona is my only little sister. So, I am very thankful, on a personal level. That's it. Next, on to the mission. -Bye!" Fiona: "Why did you cut the connection......!" MISSION #9: POWER FOR LIFE LOCATION: White Valley MISSION BRIEFING: You will commence an attack against General Resource, who has also commenced a heavy attack despite the cease-fire status. You will launch from "Mobura", the newly-designed high altitude attack plane. From there you will launch in Remora. Please destroy White Valley air force base belonging to General Resource. Cynthia: "UPEO's ace! How does it feel to ride our new-style fighter? Now, won't you show me your real ability?" NEU: "I'll cut off and separate Remora from Mobura. Release!" Fiona: "It's truly a new-style plane. Different from our old paper- mache birds!" Cynthia: "Naturally! This is the power of Neucom." (after defeating the first wave of fighters...) NEU: "Our enemy's reinforcement units are closing in. Please defeat the oncoming military force." Cynthia: "Attack and consider the time limit." Cynthia: "Go after the radar!" (NEU reports that you succeeded in destroying the White Valley air force base. End of mission.) VIDEOPHONE: CYNTHIA Cynthia: "Thanks for your trouble on the first sortie. You're probably still trying to get used to unfamiliar surroundings and new coffins. After you became our member, I'll wait for good results. -So, please show me your real ability the next time." VIDEOPHONE: FIONA Fiona: "It's Fiona. It was hard today, but I think it was good that we both are safe and sound. It's just that...... there's something we're not used to Neucom yet. It's because you helped me I'm here, but if I think about what my sister and others are after here...... Still, I cannot imagine that General Resource wasn't good to them. There's someone who hopes for this war. It looks like we have become entangled in something big at this point in time. I'm sorry that there is always so many black holes (that we fall into). - Well, later." ======================================================================== VIDEOPHONE: SIMON Simon: "It's me...... It's Simon. Are you there already? Well, okay. You're reluctant...... to get involved in all that. Frankly, I really admire the work you've done so far. ------That's my main point in mailing. After you transferred from UPEO, I didn't know really pay too much attention to you. However, that's fine. That's fine. You are fine just as you are. It's better if you are not aware of anyone and know of nothing. For that, you are......" MISSION #10: ZERO GRAVITY LOCATION: Space MISSION BRIEFING: We have confirmed unidentified satellites, and we think that they probably belong to General Resource. Please escape the atmosphere aboard a rocket and destroy the satellites in orbit. If these satellites are important to General Resource, war is inevitable. I wish you a good fight. NEU: "General Resource's air defense unit is in the middle of an attack to occupy our base. You'll begin your launch before we come under attack! Countdown...... 10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... Engine Ignition!... 2... 1... Launch! Booster separation. Escape atmosphere. Established orbit." NEU: "Cruise time is 3 minutes. Please destroy all the satellites." (After destroying all the satellites... Time for re-entry.) NEU: "We have confirmed your successful atmospheric entry on radar." (post-mission comments) Thanks to your work, the operation ended safe and sound. With the destruction of laser attack satellites, we have established superiority in offense and defense battles in space. VIDEOPHONE: SIMON Simon: "What is the matter? You're not there again? Or did you just post the 'not at home' sign? Well, fine. -----Thanks a lot. Though I am not sure, it is my miscalculation? Ah...... you don't have to answer this question. Simply, if I again become necessary, you'll think about me at that time. ---Then, good- bye." ======================================================================== (A video showing Fiona and Cynthia arguing in the locker room...) Fiona: "Sister, your name appeared as a subject scheduled for the sublimation experiment here at Neucom......" Cynthia: "Oh, that? I volunteered. Why did you think I have been here at Neucom?" Fiona: "------Sister, you're the same as always. If you want to see a dream, you can just do it while you sleep!" Cynthia: "A dream? You think I'm just dealing with dreams!? Do you expect that you know anything about me? ------ I will not let anyone to meddle in this, even my only sister." Fiona: "Aren't you trying to throw away your body and heart? It's useless...... Sublimation experiments are still not yet successful!! What the hell do you want to know?" Cynthia: "A next world that nobody has been. Yes, I want to know a place filled with unknown sensations and feelings, all new and with nothing anyone has yet experienced. It conceals unknown possibilities and breaks all boundaries of existence- the possibility that the mind and spirit is contained within the flesh body of all living things." Fiona: "Even if that is true, what you want is to exceed the human ability given by nature. That is a dangerous power." Cynthia: "Yes, you are right. What I want is the power to open the door to a new world that the chosen few can have access to!" (Cynthia walks out of the room...) Fiona: "------ People cannot become gods." VIDEOPHONE: FIONA Fiona: "We quarreled again just now. It's hopeless...... No matter what, I just cannot believe that the power of science that Cynthia talked about will change this world. Even then, I'm here now. It I said that I'm worried about her, she gets very angry. Do what you want to do. However, my sister wsa definitely raised freely. To me, to watch my sister as she walked away...... ------Hey, what do you fight for?" (Communication interrupted! Decrypting urgent message...) VIDEOPHONE: CYNTHIA Cynthia: "This is personal mail. Once it is closed, it will be deleted. --- Actually, I...... registered, thinking that I would be a test subject for the character copy experiment here at Neucom, but...... I was stopped by the company. Then, I did tell my superiors that they should not consider the question of my position and human relations. For me...... that concept was not one I received at General Resource long ago. Although I feel that people should be computerized (sublimed) so that humans can get past positions and human relations, that meaning is still not understood by Neucom. That was a shock...... But, I won't give up. I'll make a chance for myself! I'll be looking for another way. When that time comes, I'll definitely let you know. If...... you wish to, I think I want to give you a chance to go with me. However, because I'll be worried about Fiona when that happens, I think I should talk to you first. I'll not apologize for my own personal beliefs, but I'll ask you to understand. --- Well, ah, yes, yes...... Please do not tell Fiona about this conversation yet." (Information download complete. File deleted.) MISSION #11: UTOPIAN DREAMS LOCATION: White Valley MISSION BRIEFING: We received information that General Resource is currently gathering its military force at an air force base as a response to our last violation. Therefore, you will avoid the air defense radar network by flying low altitude and attack the air force base. Please execute the mission by completely watchful of your altitude. And, from this mission and onward, you are outfitted with our new-style plane "Delphinus #3". I wish you a good fight. Cynthia: "Our opposition has finally gotten serious!" Fiona: "Sister...... Don't get too hot-headed." Cynthia: "Don't call me sister during a mission! I expect you to address me as your superior officer!" Fiona: "Sorry." (Mission accomplished.) NEU: "An urgent situation has developed. An unidentified aerial aircraft carrier has appeared, and a military coup detat has broken out! Please return immediately." Cynthia: "Impossible?! It's definitely earlier than planned! Why such timing!" Fiona" "What? What's the matter?" Cynthia: "Sorry, Fiona. I am going on a way that I believe in." Fiona: "...... What do you mean? What?!" Cynthia: "Sorry...... There is no time to explain, but I'm joing the coup detat. If you object, please return to Neucom! However, if you feel that you believe me, I want you to come with me now. I'll explain the situation afterwards." Fiona: "Stop kidding around, sister!" Fiona: "Don't go with her!" Fiona: "Please come back...... Come back!" (Joining Fiona) Fiona: "Sister, why......?!" VIDEOPHONE: FIONA Fiona: "Today, I wrote in my report that Cynthia was shot down. Therefore, please make it so that she is dead. I beg your favor. This is the last thing I can do for my stupid sister. But, I...... if I meet her again, I will shoot her down! That's all. Please do me this favor......!" ======================================================================== CHANNEL: NVS VIDEO: a male reporter "There was an announcement from General Resource's news agency that, at the present time, a keyword censorship over broadcast content was immposed over the news distribution system. This is the first time that such a large-scale information regulation is carried out. So now, this program is being transmitted from an independent broadcast station on the personnel base. Well, please watch the images we independently intercepted, righ here and completely uncensored." (some strange video patterns...) "Many people still have misconceptions about our uprising. Our uprising comes about because that what people indeed value at regular intervals is nothing more than for friends to kill one another for the sake of mankind. Let me say this simply. The war we are currently waging against the armed forces of General Resource, Neucom, and UPEO is an entrance for a revolution that we desire...... That's right. The true enemy to us is not the power behind General Resource, Neucom, and UPEO. When this revolution is complete, what we--- no, the entire mankind, will unearth is not this kind of power. (Dision's image appears) To us, this attack is necessary. Our world is ruled by worldly desires that cling onto a spell called the flesh. We realized this just when the economic power of the pool of giant multinational corporations surpossed the old-generation power structure framed around the political and judicial institutions. However, the fact remains that the flesh is limiting to us, and it is hard to reject the control of worldly desires. Yes...... That is because our lives are maintained by an environment that cannot get past the flesh, and we are bound by the usual desires: desire for food, desire for sex, desire for sleep. These are the necessary and basic things for maintaining life, and you must obtain them with money. As you would expect, our human race has never been completely free from this spell: mankind's limited world is that of the flesh, from which you are tied to your desires!" (Back to the reporter) "--- This statement came from an organization called Ouroboros. We do not have any detailed information on Ouroboros, but information is coming in saying that members of General Resource, Neucom, and UPEO are joining Ouroboros in large numbers. They are demanding to be converted into computer data (computerization/ sublimation) by using all of the world's computers, and it is said that among the ringleaders there is in fact someone who was computerized. The list of participants in the coup detat is presented to the public on the electrosphere. From reading the list, it looks like the elite members from every squad joined. (The list included S. T. Schneider, F. I. Basil, Abyssal Dision, Kei Nagase, Cynthia B. Fitzgerald, and John Hervard) It seems that many participants were from Neucom, and as a distinctive feature, there were many whose names also appear on the reformatory experiment subject list. The details are unclear whether in fact they have discarded their bodies and became computerized, but the goal of this terrorist group is now clear." VIDEOPHONE: FIONA Fiona: "On the news just now...... Are the Ouroboros the guys that my sister talked about? I guess this thing has really started. I can't believe that it was not just Neucom, but also General Resource and UPEO...... So, do you think that, with this war against such terrorism, this world and history will seriously change!? ------ It seems stupid! And I stayed because I didn't go with my sister. I shall plan to bring her back! I want you to help me. I believe that even now you certainly understand (how I feel)." MISSION #12: RESISTENCE LOCATION: Port Edwards MISSION BRIEFING: Now that the coup detat has occurred, we Neucom will stike out at the coup detat's organizers, Ouroboros, before fighting General Resource. Please shoot down all Ouroboros fighters launched from aerial aircraft carrier. Fiona: "Would you mind...... looking for my sister? Let's go!" NEU: "The aerial aircraft carrier Sulphiluna, the backbone of Ouroboros, has appeared. Please destroy it with all your might." (The mission is to be continued...) Fiona: "Over there...... is my sister...... VIDEOPHONE: FIONA Fiona: "Sorry about contacting you so early in the morning. However, after I followed the news on the Swallow, I couldn't sleep at all...... After I found my sister's name on the list of hopefuls for computerization/sublimation, I thought for a long time that I must not do anything. I wonder if it was too late to stop her. However, if I meet her again, I will not fail to tell her- how I feel. It'll be all right if I couldn't stop her. Still, just one more time......" ======================================================================== (A FMV video showing the launch of an identified craft from Sulphiluna and its devastating attack on Mega Float...) MISSION #13: REVENGE LOCATION: Gulf of St. Ark MISSION BRIEFING: Our sea-faring mobile city Mega Float sustained destructive damage by an unidentified Ouroboros plane. Now that this has happened, please immediately destroy the aerial aircraft carrier Sulphiluna, the backbone of Ouroboros, so that the damage will not spread. Fiona: "How do we fight... this monster that sank Mega Float?!" (End of Mission) NEU: "We have confirmed that 2 planes were sighted escaping from the downed Sulphiluna. One plane is the unidentified plane! Please attack the two planes that are escaping toward the entrace to Geo Front. Fiona: "My sister didn't come out...... Did we kill Cynthia? I couldn't do anything. I still couldn't believe it. Why didn't she say anything at that time? Would you say that this was her dream?! I don't believe it...... I was deceived! I found Dision's name on her mailing list. Do you remember? Once he invited you to General Resource...... I want to confirm this. I will strike at that man and Ouroboros!" ======================================================================== MISSION #14: INSIDE GEO FRONT (After entering Geo Front...) Fiona: "Well, Dision is definitely flying one of those...... The ringleader!" (Still cannot find Dision...) Fiona: "He went somewhere?" (The mission is to be continued.) ======================================================================== MISSION #15: SOLE SURVIVOR LOCATION: Inside Geo Front Fiona: "We found them! ...... They're fast!" NEU: "It was determined that the plane from earlier improves its performance with the ion generator inside Geo Front. According to researcher Simon's suggestion, we will hack into the ion generator. Destroy the plane with this timeing...... For the timing, we will give you directions on the HUD. If this is successful, we will ensure that we can suppress the Ouroboros. I will be anticipating your war results." Fiona: "Still not hacking!" Simon: "Preparations complete. Counting down." (hacking for 30 secs) (After Rena's Night Raven is shot down...) NEU: "It is confirmed that the other plane that escaped to Geo Front is Dision's. Please attack it!" Fiona: "Understood! Dision! ...... I'm your worst nightmare!!" Fiona: "Please die...... at once! You don't have a body anyway!" Simon: "Be sure to stop him! Before he escape into the electrosphere!" Dision: "You and other small fish know nothing about me!" (After you shoot Dision's plane down...) Dision: "Help me...... Yoko------!" (MISSION COMPLETED!!!) Fiona: "...... Let's go back. There's nothing left here. Here in this sky. We were together all the time. Thank you. You helped me many times with this. I am quitting Neucom. Therefore, this rendezvous is my final flight. I will not forget you and this sky." (Helicopter crews discovers the downed Night Raven and checks the cockpit...) "I cannot believe it! This is the end of the case caused by General Resource's ace pilot called Dision, and this companion of his. In the end, was he really someone who was computerized? However, now we discover...... (the fact that Rena was not computerized since she is found dead in the cockpit.) ======================================================================== EPILOGUE: Fiona sits on her bed, clutching a pillow and looking depressed. Then she looks at a hologram of Cynthia and her together, happy. Fiona: "Sister...... Stupid person." (Suddenly, there is a message download, with user known...) Cynthia: "Hi, Fiona!" Fiona: "Sister!" Cynthia: "You're probably terribly down on yourself because of me, because it was your job. --- However, there was no other way at that time. It wasn't anybody's fault. Instead, I will thank you- because you had destroyed my body. I came to this computerized world, my dream. --- You probably may not believe that you're hearing this. However, I am really in electrosphere. And...... It's wonderful." (End of file) Fiona gets mad and tosses the hologram unit and cries. The camera pans out from her room, through the window, and captures an image of a city of lights in the night... THE END OF FIONA/CYNTHIA'S STORY -------------------------------- TO BE CONTINUED...... This translation is copyrighted by Henry H. Jerng. All original Japanese material is copyrighted by Namco Ltd. Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere is produced by Namco Ltd. SLPS 02020-1 Copyrighted by Namco Ltd. All rights reserved.