Far Side of the Sea E-4: Last of the Summer Days

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Mission and Clear Conditions:

Mission: Rescue Hostages

Clear Guide:

Team Recommendations: 

  •  2-3 Combat Echelon, Level 90 5x Linked
    • AR/SMG or Hybrid AR/RF backline recommended. 
    • One Combat Echelon may be replaceable with Dummy Echelon, please standby for testing
  • 1-2 Dummy Echelon. 

Clear Steps

The final map of this event doesn't play around. Another KCCO Minotaur is here, as is the Beach Hut-Recce Center, the Archers, and, that big boy Mecha. Don't forget, we (that's right, Us, the player) make an appearance as the ?-Face Commander...although we are sort of a hostage so...milage may vary. 

Don't worry about the big Mecha in the center. You can avoid fighting it, so don't really worry about that. The run to the hostages has some haste as the enemies tend to murder R93 pretty quickly although can take a while if movement RNG is not on your side. Remember you can swap with hostages to get them out of danger, and when fighting the Archers, mind the danger icons on the ground. 

Now that PL has passed, most players will have had a fun run-in with our good friend the Ares mecha. This one is a bit more robust than the one fought in Polarized Light Story, and brings a decent collection of friends. MG DPS isn't a bad way to handle him, and his attacks all remain the same, as does the break shield for Stun. He will also do a full screen laser attack at set health intervals, so a full team shielder such as HS2k works wonders. None of this is required, as the Ares is completely avoidable. Fight him for flex points if you want. 

Don't tell the Ares, but if you have more time than sense, and can quickly beat down the escorts, a pair of Aegis units from Protocol Assimilation (or Other Melees, but I used Aegis way back when), can be set to Destroy mode, and will slowly poke him to death while avoiding attacks. 

Oh no... I don't think he liked that...

Turn 1


Deploy Combat Echelons on both the Command Post and lower Heliport.


Move the Combat Echelon on the Command Post to the right one node and down one node. 


Deploy a second Combat Echelon on the Command Post and move to the right one node. 

If you are willing to roll the dice a bit, you can use a Dummy Echelon in this deployment spot. Enemy movement here is random, and the exact nature of AP expenditure on following turns makes taking a slightly longer route to clear the top with only one Combat echelon a gamble. You can adjust the route on the following turns to account for 1 less AP if you wish to deploy a second Dummy here, but you do run the risk of RNG movement bricking your run so buyer beware. 


Move the lower Combat Echelon up one node. Engage the Beach Hut-Recce Center. You may be attacked by a slightly more threatening Minotaur on enemy phase.

Turn 2


Move the 'middle' Combat Echelon to the right one node, up one node, and right one further node to occupy the Heliport.


Move the lower Combat Echelon up two nodes. 


Deploy a second Dummy Echelon on the lower Heliport. End your turn.

Turn 3


Move the lower Combat Echelon to the right two nodes, then down three nodes. SWAP with R93, and move one further node to the right. 


Move the lower Combat Echelon back one node to the left, SWAP with the Commander, and then move up-right to the Heliport. 

Turn 4


Move the lower Combat Echelon down left one node, left a further node, then SWAP with R93. 


Move back up, picking up R93 this time, and move right two nodes, onto the Heliport. Manually complete the hostage retreival. 


With R93 safe, move back down-right one node, then SWAP with the Commander.


Move back up, picking up the Commander on the way. Move right one node, onto the Heliport, and manually complete the rescue for the victory.

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