Where the source of Collapse Radiation is located. It is a roughly several dozen kilometers across, composed of the crater created by the original blast and the area around it. It is the final region which needs to be cleansed under the <<European Collapse Radiation Contaminated Region Recovery and Revitalization Joint Development Agreement>>. Collapse Radiation intensity here is extremely high and survival is unlikely once entered.
No permanent residents. Large numbers of ELID-Infected wander the area.
A mysterious tower-styled structure exists here, containing an entrance to relics of ancient civilizations and abandoned research buildings.
Primarily dominated by wasteland and difficult terrain. After the blast, the entire region has collapsed into a funnel shape with the center known as Ground Zero. Surface soil near Ground Zero was vitrified mid-flight by high temperatures and the shockwave, which has led to the surface being covered by sharp, black crystalline objects.
The region is frequently beset by Collapse Storms. Unlike normal sandstorms, Collapse Storms carry high levels of Collapse Radiation, which make them lethal to all living creatures and electronic devices, in addition to impeding vision and movement.
Collapse Radiation intensity in the region is extremely high. Few other living creatures can survive here apart from clusters of mutated plants.
-------------- Contaminated Zone -------------
It is close to the Black Zone and belongs to the "European Collapse Radiation Contaminated Region Recovery and Revitalization Joint Development Agreement", which needs to focus on the implementation of purification and treatment of heavily polluted areas. There is a considerable concentration of Collapse Radiation in this area. Dolls and humans require heavy protection to enter this area.
The permanent population is close to none, but there are still unidentified human beings. There is a lot of ELID-Infected wandering.
Most of the original buildings in the area have been preserved, but the damage is relatively high. There are few traces of human activity.
Mainly desert. Due to frequent collapse storms and severe soil erosion, vegetation in this area is scarce and ravines are vertical and horizontal, and the surface has also suffered from a certain degree of silicification due to frequent exposure to high concentrations of Collapse Radiation.
In some low-lying areas, groups of similar looking plants exist. In the non-flowering period, the CF radiation concentration in the area is significantly lower than that in the surrounding area; in the flowering period, the radiation concentration in this area will increase sharply. Such plants show similar features and similar colors in a single area, but there are certain differences in the shape and color of the flora between different areas.
Damaged beacons, overturned convoys and helicopter wreckages are all over the rugged red zone. No one knows what happened in this area.
------------------ Frontier Zone -----------------
Located in the immediate vicinity of Red Zones. They are regions which need to be cleaned and reclaimed according to the "European Collapse Radiation Contaminated Region Recovery and Revitalization Joint Development Agreement", but the work there is not yet complete. Collapse Radiation density here is relatively low, but humans need to wear protective garments traversing through. Dolls do not require any protection and can move freely.
Permanent residents are ordinary citizens and members of the Varjager (Варяг) Clan. Bounty hunters frequent the area. ELID-Infected occasionally roam the region.
There are comparatively fewer signs of human intervention here. For the most part, structures here have been left as-is. Many abandoned towns remain in a usable state and damage is not severe. Said towns contain plenty of abandoned supplies, however residents need to draw on underground water sources over 100 meters deep for consumption.
Primarily dominated by dead trees, swamps and desert. Desertification is a severe problem here and areas with plentiful underground water easily become swamp regions. The terrain tends to be quite hilly. Oases exist in valleys and other such water-rich areas.
The weather is either abnormal or similar to the contaminated regions, and tends to form regular Collapse Storms. Regions which suffer frequent Collapse Storms tend to exhibit small-scale surface silicization, as well as the growth of small quantities of Collapse Epiphyllum Flower clusters.
Beacons have been distributed throughout the area. Most of the beacons near the Green Zones are intact, while the ones near the Red Zones tend to be damaged or destroyed.
A narrow band of territory located between the Yellow Zones and Green Zones, classified as undergoing purification under the "European Collapse Radiation Contaminated Region Recovery and Revitalization Joint Development Agreement". It is also the fundamental representation of the "New Westward Movement". Collapse radiation levels vary throughout the Purification Zone, according to the progress of purification work in each area. Under normal circumstances, the Collapse radiation levels in this region is between that of the Yellow and the Green Zones.
This region has no permanent residents. Troops in wall trains are garrisoned in the territories held by the former New Soviet Union. Bounty hunters and PMCs are abound throughout the purification zone. In addition, there are garrison troops who make regular patrols of the purification zones..
The buildings which are well-preserved and retain their full function are sealed off by the wall train troops in preparation for use after the purification is complete. Other buildings which are more damaged and are scheduled to be replaced in reconstruction programs have been demolished, leaving behind piles of rubble. There are security cameras mounted on the high ground in certain buildings.
Mainly dominated by the natural landscape. Overall, it is similar to the Yellow Zones. Unlike the Yellow Zones, however, herbaceous vegetation can be found throughout the Purification Zones. New plant growth can be seen around the few patches of water-rich areas and trees are somewhat less common.
In the territories held by the former New Soviet Union, the Purification Zones are demarcated by a double line of mobile walls composed of wall trains. Many intact self-mobile purification towers are distributed throughout the Purification Zones.
For the most part they can be divided into Primary and Non-Primary Green Zones. "Primary Green Zones" refers to areas which were exposed to milder Collapse Radiation contamination than most, but which are not considered worthy of large-scale resource injections for management and construction by the government. "Non-Primary Green Zones" refers to areas which are undergoing the purification process and whose pollution levels have been lowered to the point where they can be normally used. These areas are the core representation of what the "European Collapse Radiation Contaminated Region Recovery and Revitalization Joint Development Agreement" is working towards. Collapse Radiation essentially does not exist within Green Zones. Humans and Dolls can move freely through Green Zones.
Primary Green Zones and Non-Primary Green Zones are mainly inhabited by Green Zone residents. Primary Green Zones have a far lower population count than Non-Primary Green Zones. The number of residents in certain Non-Primary Green Zones is often decided by the needs of their corresponding White Zone cities, and Green Zone residents who reside there need to be implanted with special ID chips that contain their personal biological information and their social data. In addition, Green Zones are heavily populated by bounty hunters, PMCs and black market merchants.
Non-Primary Green Zones are largely made up of factories, farms, and regionally-distributed satellite cities. Architecture in these satellite cities is dense and chaotic, with twisting narrow alleys. Since most inhabitants of these satellite cities work in the White Zone service industry, they tend to be empty during the day, but at night, after the residents return home, the city limits blaze with light. There are fewer signs of human intervention in Primary Green Zones.
Green Zone terrain is largely made up of plains, but some regions show regions of geographical depression. Non-Primary Green Zones possess large amounts of grassy vegetation in the process of recovery. Primary green Zones are fundamentally dominated by the natural landscape, with woody vegetation in regions of rich water supply.
These are safe zones surrounded by Green Zones, and radiation levels within them are zero. Said zones were formerly critical regions for economic, governmental or military activities, and even after being subjected to a certain degree of Collapse Radiation contamination, they have been completely cleansed; all direct and indirect damage caused by the Collapse Radiation has been completely eliminated. In addition these zones are now furnished with full suites of Collapse Radiation warning systems, pollution prevention, and safeguarding countermeasures. These areas are the core representation of what the "European Collapse Radiation Contaminated Region Recovery and Revitalization Joint Development Agreement" considers to be examples of successful purification works.
Their main inhabitants are White Zone residents and hired PMCs. Each White Zone City has a different population level and class structure, allowing them to display various kinds of governance and cultural organizations.
Each city is filled with skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, reflecting the characteristics of a vertical city. City traffic relies on dual-purpose elevated roads for cars and light railways. Most light rail stations are found inside buildings, with station names signposted outside the buildings. Car elevators are standard issue for all major buildings.
Due to the shortage of land space, very few regions within White Zones are devoted to greenery, used for parks, or other such purposes. Recreational facilities are generally found on the roofs of buildings. A very small amount of vegetation can be found on the edges of the cities.
The overall terrain is flat. There is a clear division among the various areas in the city, so as to facilitate the operation of Collapse Radiation detection systems and carry out corresponding prevention and control. Due to the limited land, the city plans to make the best use of every inch of space on the ground, underground, and in the air. The temperature and humidity of the city is carefully regulated for the comfort of inhabitants.
Gang Activity Investigation Report
File reference number: ██████
File source : Union of Rossartism Nations Coalition Classified Archives
Filename: Investigation report regarding the rising "Varjager" gang in contamination zones
File Date: October 21st, 2067
- Frontline teams working in zone purification reported that a new armed group has formed in the contamination zone.
- According to reliable eyewitness reports, the armed group identifies as the Varjager gang. Members of the gang tend to wear clothing with specific symbols and possess rudimentary armament. They are mainly active around W_2070_6654 to W_2069_8023 and they are expanding their area of operations. However, their base of operations have not been found yet.
- The Varjager gang is mainly involved in the looting of populated areas for resources, and they utilize cruel means to this end. Their activities have not yet impacted purification works but may pose problems later to it later on.
- Additional information states that members of the Varjager gang tend to operate individually or in small groups. This may indicate a loosely structured group without a clearly established chain of command within the leadership. With government intervention, this threat could be eliminated within a short period of time.
- Whether further investigation or intervention is needed, pending instructions
=Written directives and comments=
Go do some real work!
Varjager Gang Supplementary Report
(Attached: Video analysis of “Assault by unknown mech” case)
File reference number: █████
File source: Union of Rossartrism Nations Coalition Classified Archives
Filename: Supplementary report on the rising "Varjager" gang in polluted zones
(Attached: Video analysis of “Assault by unknown mech” case)
File Date: █ / █ / 2070
Frontline teams working in zone purification reported that large numbers of unknown mechs have appeared in the polluted zone. According to eyewitness reports, these unknown mechs are highly suspected to belong to the “Varjager” gang, described in a previous report.
The Varjager gang has aggressive tendencies: The attack near the █████ Purification Zone is a good example of that, where they looted numerous kinds of transport and armored equipment and thus increased their threat level. They are highly likely to go further to loot heavy equipment and possibly affect the purification process.
Currently, the Varjager gang and their mechs have not yet directly impacted purification works. Whether the use of armed intervention is needed, pending instructions.
The following attachment is the recording and analysis of the █████ Purification Zone assault.
=Incident Record Video=
Time: 01:08:32 - Sep 15, 2070
Video Begins: A miniature forklift with two men inside drives along the road near the █████ Purification Zone. After verification, the men have been identified as Im Kovac and Fate Bolger. Both men are residents of the Contaminated Zone and personnel involved in the purification works for the region in question. During the incident, both men were heading to a nearby signal tower to perform maintenance and sentry work, as planned.
01:12:07 The form of an unknown armored mech appears and swiftly approaches the forklift.
01:14:21 The passengers on the forklift notice the unknown mech and open fire on it with the light handguns issued to them. Sparks from hits on the mech's armor are visible on the video. Judging by the opposition's movements, the shooting did not do any damage to the mech.
01:15:12 The mech strikes the forklift with its left-hand weapon, flipping it over and throwing the driver out of the vehicle.
01:15:43 The mech uses what looks like a crane arm to lift the forklift. The video shows that the other person is still inside the vehicle.
01:14:45 The mech and forklift move toward the edge of the frame.
01:16:02 The mech and the forklift leave the frame.
This is the first sighting of this unknown mech.
Analysis of its paint scheme suggests that it belongs to a Varjager gang within the region in question.
Analysis of the footage suggests that the mech's components come from different machines, leading to a lack of coordination in its movements. This is characteristic of Varjager vehicles.
A convoy painted in similar colors to the mech is visible in the footage. There is a strong reason to believe they belong to the same Varjager gang.
█████ Zone Purification Works Frontline Wall Train Garrison Sergeant
Name: Im Kovacs
Identity: Purification project personnel (Irrelevant content redacted)
"...How, how am I supposed to know what that is!? It's Varjager stuff! They've got lots of bands and they're all different! The places nearby were all cleaned out! But the Varangians...the Varjagers... they've never come so close to the Purification Zone before... You, you guys are going to save Fate, right?!"
=Written directives and comments=
Mind your own damn business and get back to work!
Varjager Acitivity Report
Report on the activities of the illegal armed faction "Varjager" in Sector ES_██
Information Source: Special Railway Management Department of the Caucasus Military Region of the Rossartrist Union
File Number: ███
File Date: █ / █ / 2074
Train T624 assigned to railway quarantine duties in Sector ES_██ reports sightings of a "Varjager" heavy fire-powered mechanical unit within 8 km of the railway defense forces. The entire force went on Level Two alert at 5:29 AM for a period of 30 minutes. According to friendly reconnaissance troops, this heavy firepower unit might belong to the clan leader "Bussel", who has been active in Sector ES_██.
The scouting report indicates that this heavy firepower unit has been equipped with a 152mm cannon and poses a severe threat to Train T624, which is assigned to railway quarantine duties in this sector.
Therefore, our railway defense forces requested permission from their superior to deploy the train's defensive heavy weapons after going to Level 2 alert, but the heavy firepower unit did not approach the friendly train.
At 5:41AM, our scouts detected this heavy firepower unit exchanging fire with unidentified armed personnel, speculated to be Tactical Dolls belonging to bounty hunters.
The sounds of combat ended at 5:50AM, but airborne dust made it impossible to determine the final result of the battle. After the dust cleared at 5:59AM, the heavy firepower unit could not be located. It was conjectured to have retreated and so our railway defense forces stood down from Level Two Alert.
We request the dispatch of a motorized infantry regiment to support the ES_██ and assist us in investigating the last known position of this heavy firepower mechanical unit. Awaiting your reply.
Reply with Instructions
Sangvis Ferri Technology Usage Investigation
File reference number: ██████
File source : Union of Rossartism Nations Coalition Classified Archive-ZMA_289[K]
Filename: Investigation report regarding the use of Sangvis Ferri technology and machinery in recent times within the country
File Date: █/█/2067
=Contents of Report=
According to information from intelligence teams, machines and Dolls that look similar to ones produced by “Sangvis Ferri Manufacturing Company” have been appearing in increasing numbers within our territory, which most of them are seen being used by PMCs.
These machines and Dolls have mostly appeared in zones from W_2067_3288 to W_2067_9834, which originally belonged to the New Soviet Union. They have also appeared in Green Zone and White Zone cities near the mentioned zones. Additionally, there are reports stating evidence of abandoned factories originally belonging to Sangvis Ferri Manufacturing Company being reactivated, and that PMCs have been spotted near them.
Based on available information, we can speculate that ██████ company, ████ company and the recently incorporated █ █ █ company may have a hand in the recent surge in numbers of these machines and Dolls. However, we do not have information on the technology and the ways they used to produce them.
We have reached out to I.O.P, the number one Doll production company, about this matter but we have yet to receive their response.
Should we inform the Paramilitary Forces Management Bureau to issue a status report on the PMCs usage of Dolls and machines in the country and dispatch a team to continue the investigation? Awaiting instructions.
=Written directives and comments=
Do you have nothing to do??
=Additional directives and comments=
Your transfer order has been confirmed. Prepare for handover!
Sangvis Ferri Technology Usage Supplemental Report
《 Supplemental Report on the recent use of Sangvis Ferri Manufacturing Company technology in the country 》
Attached: Video analysis of cases of unusual injuries caused by Sangvis Ferri machines
File No.: ████
Source: Confidential Archives of the Union of Rossartrism Nations Coalition-ZMA_311[K]
File Date: █ / █ / 2070
=Contents of Report=
According to information obtained by various teams, 20% of the machines and Dolls that appear to be of Sangvis Ferri origin have been smuggled into civilian markets. 70% of this batch of machines and Dolls have been modified to various degrees, using unknown methods. A small number of White Zone residents have taken to using these small machines as pets.
From the zones W_2069_0102 to W_2070_4002 and the surrounding satellite…
… have observed this type of modified ...
… lack management practices and do not adhere to modification norms…
… these types of machines and Dolls have not yet caused large scale …
… should we dispatch specialists with relevant expertise …
… attached is the recording and analysis of a case of injury caused by modified “Dinergates” in Odessa city.
Right Side Snippet
These Sangvis Ferri machines have a safety factor of 92% while unmodified. However, the safety factor lowers to 30 ~ 35% after being modified for sale to civilians, violating the regulations under the [ URNC Civilian machinery standardization [text is cut off] measures ]
Once this type of machine goes haywire, it poses a significant lethal threat to any civilians and property nearby. It is recommended to get this problem under control as soon as possible.
=Recording of case=
Time and Date: █ / █ / 2070, 14:22:19
Location: Odessa, Usatove District
Start of recording:
In the high-rise square near Norma Plaza, a man and a woman have their backs to the city tower. They are taking a photo together while a leash chained to a modified Dinergate is wrapped around the woman’s hand. We have verified that the man is named Ivan Kalashnikov while the woman’s name is Agniusa Gavrilova. Both of them are Green Zone residents. At the time of the incident, the two of them took a photo together and they were about to head to the central city district for lunch.
01:05:09 The modified Dinergate looks to it’s left and right, going into a jumping stance.
01:05:16 The modified Dinergate dashes forward and escapes from the woman.
01:05:25 The modified Dinergate sprints to the west at a high speed.
01:06:15 The modified Dinergate sprints into the highway traffic and tackles the front hood of a civilian three-box 4 seater car.(Car License plate number: ████44████████) It also slams into the windshield, causing it to crack. The car owner hit the brakes, causing a pileup.
01:08:23 The police seal off the area.
=Written directives and comments=
Who’s his team leader? Is he tired of his job?
=Additional directives and comments=
Who let him submit that? If this happens again, they both get a transfer order!
ELID Observation Report
《Observation report on organisms that have contracted E.L.I.D and undergone severe pathological changes in contaminated zones 》
According to data from the observation point in contaminated zone █████, the ecology and biology of the observed area has been significantly altered by “Eurosky Low-Emission Infectious Disease” (hereinafter referred to as E.L.I.D). On these grounds, the surveyor visited and conducted a field survey of the contaminated zone.
As a result of significant improvements in E.L.I.D countermeasures, E.L.I.D awareness-raising in the contaminated zones and the gradual maturation of E.L.I.D treatment in human patients at all stages of the disease, the prevalence of intermediate and advanced stages of E.L.I.D has decreased in the population residing in contaminated zones. The number of human E.L.I.D cases showing symptoms of severe pathological changes has also decreased. In addition, it has been reported that "Some human E.L.I.D patients have been evacuated for treatment", but the status of treatment for these persons is unknown as no one has returned yet.
At the same time, due to the decrease in the number of human E.L.I.D cases, wildlife that have undergone severe pathological changes due to E.L.I.D now occupy a larger percentage of total E.L.I.D cases. These wild animals are called “ELID-Silence Dread” by contaminated zone residents due to their high frequency roars. Some residents also call them “living skeletons/hollows” due to their unique appearance. These two names have gradually replaced “ELID-Infected” as the common name for organisms displaying severe pathological changes due to E.L.I.D.
In addition, during visits to settlements in the contaminated zones, it was found that the residents interviewed have a relatively high acceptance towards these types of organisms, and there is a trend to co-exist with these organisms. For example, the residents of the polluted zones called hares displaying severe pathological changes due to E.L.I.D “Obsidian hares”, and even hunt to capture and sell them. In response to the surveyor asking about “Why people buy obsidian hares” most of the residents responded with vague answers like, “Who knows? They can’t be buying them for food, right?" and "Ha! As long as someone is buying them, who cares?”. The residents avoided answering questions about “The identities of those who buy them”.
During the visit, we also received eyewitness reports of “An organism suspected to display severe pathological changes due to E.L.I.D and are showing signs of fusion”. However, we were unable to confirm this information during our field investigation.
[Center for the management of belongings of deceased UNRC government personnel]
Serial Number: ██████
Archive Date: ██ / ██ / 2071
Owner: Unconfirmed (presumed to be a surveyor of polluted zone █████, Anton Vane)
Found Location: ASKK57P-GSTYF7
Remarks: Human remains have been found in the stomach of a wild hare displaying severe pathological changes due to ELID. The document was found under a nearby rock.
Please view the voice recordings and choose your desired “commander’s appearance”.——————————————————————————————————————————
Pierre：-... . .-.. .-.. . .. - .- .-.. .. . -. -. . “Italian beauty”
Chiara：.. -. ..-. --- .-. -- .- --.. .. --- -. .. “Information”
Pierre：.-. --- ... . -.-. .. . .-.. “Rose C’iel”
(A shade of sky pink, a way of calling Chiara pretty, perhaps)
Chiara：-.-. .... . -.-. --- ... .- “What”
Pierre：-... .-. .. .-.. .-.. .- -. - . ..-. . -. . - .-. . “Brilliant window”
(May be referring to Chiara's eyes, or screen?)
Chiara：-.-. .. .- --- “hello”
Pierre：-... --- -. .--- --- ..- .-. “hello”
Chiara：.. -. ..-. --- .-. -- .- --.. .. --- -. .. ... -.-. .- -- -... .. --- ..-. .. -. .. - --- “Information exchange finished”
Chiara：-... . .-.. .-.. .- .--. .. . - .-. .- ..-. .-. .- -. -.-. . ... . “Beautiful French stone”
(May be referring to Pierre's body, frame, or model?)
GATLING TIPO CHIARA-IV
“Gatling Type Chiara IV”
A sincere work by Sokolite(索昻特?) Machinery Manufacturing Company.
Her form naturally makes her suitable for all types of operational environments, perfectly executing your orders on the battlefield.
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- “I have never seen such an outstanding Gatling, she completely overturned my impression of automatic machine guns forever.”
~ First Batch customer · Miss Hark · Veteran Bounty Hunter
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~ First Batch customer · Anonymous person from the Military
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“Howitzer Type Pierre-II”
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Character Introduction: Mayling
"It doesn't matter how much work I have to do as long as it's for everyone's sake!
Although a little less overtime would be nice, Commander...!"
Mayling was born in the Neo Soviet Union in 2053. Her parents were once a demolitionist and were sent to the Neo-Soviet Union to help with the post-War reconstruction effort. They contracted ELID due to poor working conditions, and after no treatments proved effective in treating their condition they passed away in 2053. After that, Mayling was shuffled from one foster parent to another. Eight years later, she joined a small mechanical repair workshop in QICK56E-Y7ZH3D. With the help of her friends, Mayling learned the basics of mechanical repair at the workshop.
Four years later, the workshop was attacked by the Varjagers and Mayling was the sole survivor. After being rescued by the Commander, she joined the Base Vehicle "Amos" as a mechanic and logistics officer.
She has a habit of drinking thanks to excessive stress at work, and she likes playing Tetris during her leisure time.
When Mayling first joined the Amos, the Commander showered lots of care and advice on her. She considers the Commander to be her teacher and deeply respects them. She has a habit of drinking thanks to excessive stress at work, and she enjoys playing Tetris during her leisure time.
01 - NATIONALITY: New Soviet Union
02 - AFFILITATION: Base Command Vehicle "Amos"
03 - JOB - Amos Mechanic and Logistics Officer
DIALOGUE: "It doesn't matter how much work I have to do as long as it's for everyone's sake!
Although a little less overtime would be nice, Commander...!"
"Commander, which would be better, a vacation or a bonus?"
"Y-you mean I don't get either? (sniffle)"
Amos, X / X / 2074, Work Schedule
1) 7:00 - 9:00: Perform maintenance on the MCV's engine, replenish the lubricant levels and change the filters
2) 9:00 - 9:30: Breakfast and rest
3) 9:30 - 12:30: Evaluate and examine the axle damage done to the MCV by Varjager attack
(Note: If it can't be used after repairs, budget some income to buy a new axle)
4) 12:30 - 13:00: Lunch break
5) 13:00 - 17:00: Upgrade the MCV's environmental sensors
(Note: This will take a long time, about 2 weeks)
6) 17:00 - 17:30: Dinner break
7) 17:30 - 23:30: Maintain and improve the MCV's air circulation systems
(Note: For the last time, I hope!)
8) 23:30 - 24:00: Time for rice wine, I can have half a bottle today! Leader, do you want jiaozi tomorrow?
Side Note: I solved all your problems from yesterday, everyone! If you need help with anything else, feel free to look for me during my break! If you look for me at other times... I, I'll do my best to help you out anyway! I'll be posting my daily schedule on the MCV's timetable, so you can look for me after 24:00... erm... If it's really urgent, you can look for me after 23:30 too!
2 HOURS AGO
May Ling, I'd like to go over the MCV's budget with you from 9:00 to 9:30 today.
As for the jiaozi... I'll need to see the menu.
30 MINUTES AGO
Mayling, Mayling, the light in my room is broken again, it's like that... uh, self-deception thing you were talking about last time? In any case, it doesn't turn on when it should, so come on, help me take a look at it~ I'll book you for 12:30 - 13:00, okay?
...The surging waves...like an endless dark tide...
My body needs a checkup and repairs. You can fix it anytime! Thanks! Also, what Nemesis meant up there was that her Orrery was broken, so she'll be looking for you at 17:00.
Mayling: No problem! I'll be working all day, so feel free to look me up if you need anything!
Character Introduction: Groza "Lightning"
"Getting ample rest is the foundation of good health, Commander.
Don’t worry, leave the rest of the work to me."
Shortly after entering the contaminated zones, the Commander, who was still a novice bounty hunter, reunited with Groza once more.
Groza seems to have changed compared to before, and does not talk about the past often, but after the Commander and her spent those first exhausting days together, they established a solid relationship of trust. Although the crew of the Amos changes frequently, Groza has always been the Commander’s most trusted team leader.
As the team leader, Groza can efficiently organize team members to fight, but she is somewhat lacking in the handling of interpersonal relationships.
In addition, Groza is also responsible taking care of the Commander’s diet --
Although, she can’t guarantee the taste, it’ll at least be healthy enough.
Base Vehicle “Amos”
Character Introduction: Nemesis
"...Born of the water, silent destinies gather like trooping deer, to plant seeds of listlessness..."
During a mission, the Commander encountered Nemesis, who was wandering through a contaminated zone. Obeying the directives of some mysterious object, Nemesis asked to join the Amos. The Commander didn't hesitate long before agreeing - certainly not because he was desperately short on manpower…
In addition to being an excellent sniper, Nemesis also brings a lot of "surprises" to the Commander. She has very keen instincts, but every time she tried to communicate them through her unique actions and mysterious words, it left the Commander confused. Therefore, Nemesis tried to craft battle plans based on her instincts. However, these plans led to an unexpected outcome - namely, being rejected as the worst possible course of action.
For the longest time, this insurmountable linguistics barrier has left Nemesis unable to fully express her unique abilities. Thankfully, Charolic showed up.
Base Vehicle “Amos”
Character Introduction: Charolic
"Tch... This isn't headwear, it's a piece of tactical gear! What the hell do you know?!"
Charolic was a wandering Doll who became the objective of one of the Commander's missions, and after it ended she joined the Amos.
As a "close combat specialist", Charolic deeply dislikes the practice of shooting people when they're unaware of it, which is why she does not get along too well with Nemesis the sniper. However, she can accurately decipher Nemesis' mysterious speech. While she often gets into arguments with her, she will still translate Nemesis' useful points whenever the Commander and the others get confused, albeit with some annoyance.
When the Commander formally presented Charolic with a set of limited edition bunny ears that he bought just for her, she simply put it aside casually. Not long after, the Commander passed by the break room and accidentally saw her looking in the mirror and adjusting a pair of magnificent bunny ears.
Base Vehicle "Amos"
Character Introduction: Colphne
"It's already three in the afternoon~ If you don't have your lunch, you'll end up drying out, Commander~"
During a certain mission, Colphne showed up in an unexpected way. Faced with a wary team of Dolls, she simply smiled cheerily and asked to join the Amos. After considering that they were lacking a medical Doll, the Commander eventually acceded to Colphne's request.
What the Commander did not expect was that not only could Colphne take care of the medical requirements for all the members of the Amos, but she also possessed a very special talent - as the social lubricant for the team, she could defuse most of the disputes aboard the Amos in a very effective yet very annoying way.
Perhaps I should give her a copy of "The Art of Speechcraft" for next Christmas, the Commander thought.
Base Vehicle "Amos"
Colphne - Thermal Variant
「All the things bothering the Commander -- I’ll make them all disappear~」
After a certain incident somewhere down the line, and with the help of the crew of the Amos, Colphne began to feel she wasn’t alone. Not in the past, nor in the future.
After the experiences of this incident, Colphne still took care of the medical needs of the Amos crew, as she had done before, and acted as the social lubricant of the crew. However, after carefully reading “The Art of Speechcraft” gifted to her by the Commander, she learned a more exaggerated but concise way of expressing herself.
Although, why is it that the Commander seems more at a loss now?
Character Introduction: Vepley
"Everyone, welcome to Vepley's concert ☆ Today's show will be starting. Right. On. Time!"
Inside a certain facility within the Yellow Zone, the former URNC cultural development promoter Vepley boarded the Amos along with a large quantity of cargo.
Despite being a member of the Amos, Vepley still believes that she is an idol and continues to act like one. Whether in daily life or on the battlefield, she "encourages" everyone with a cheerful smile and unique performances, including the enemy. Though her performances often cause Team Leader Groza no small amount of headaches, Vepley is undeterred and continues working on her performance skills.
Every now and then, the petite Vepley can be seen lifting incredibly heavy cargo crates as she runs down the hallways. However, she often trips and falls in surprising ways before she reaches her destination, damaging both the items she is holding and the Amos' wall.
This is also one of the reasons why Mayling has had to pull more overtime of late.
Base Vehicle "Amos"
Character Introduction: Peritya
"All ineffective messages must be deleted... Commander? The messages concerning you are not within the scope of deletion."
After being separated from Charolic during an escape, Peritya began wandering on her own. The Green Zone, which possessed ample power and was loosely monitored, became Peritya's main haunt.
She strolls through the city, invading its various cameras in order to record all sorts of things — modified Dinergates which had gone out of control, new and exotic insects, or perhaps the occasional familiar face — anything which catches her interest. However, all this valuable information that was gathered at great expense of effort and time would soon be deleted by her, just like how she casually disposed of her notebook that was filled up with abstract symbols.
Peritya has always been a hacker, but she was subjected to hacking by a certain mysterious individual. Fortunately, the virtual world created by this mysterious individual was quite interesting, and Peritya is also very interested in them — both who they are and where they are.
Work Diary: Colphne
“You’re gonna pay if you casually touch my head, you know?~”
“Even if you are the commander…There’s. No. Exception~”
Work Log on */*/2074
- 7:00~9:00, Maintenance of the Amos with Mayling. Wow...the dark circles under Mayling’s eyes are as large as compressed biscuits now~
Rest is really important, you know?~
If you have no time to rest….I’ll buy some coloring to cover up Mayling’s dark eye circles! (Heart)
- 9:00~9:30, Recharging, in order to prepare for today’s lecture in the afternoon. Anyone who sleeps in my lectures will have to attend my Spe-cial-tuition~
- 9:30~12:30, Gazing at the scenery with Helena on the elevating platform. The wind is Sooooo strong, Helena is about to fly away~ I had a good grip on her hand, so don’t worry, yeah~
- 12:30~13:00, Reading books borrowed from May Ling. The light in the lounge room always goes out, but luckily I borrowed “Engineering Mechanics”, “Fundamentals of Mechanical Design”, “Metallurgy” and “Electrical Engineering and Industrial Electronics”.
Stacked them up and it helped me reach the light to fix it!~ Don’t worry, I took really good care of these books, you know~ >_<
- 13:00~17:00, attended combat sim. Charolic and Nemesis had a Suuu-per big disagreement with each other!~ Charolic was so angry, her rabbit ears were shaking, and I recorded that immediately! Next time they quarrel with each other, I’ll play the video in front of them. They won’t quarrel anymore this way, right?~
- 17:00~17:30, Hauling abandoned doll bodies with Vepley. Vepley is soooo strong, she picked up the heaaaaaviest body like it was nothing!~
- 17:30~23:30, [The highly anticipated 2nd Medical Knowledge Lecture on the Amos!]
- 23:30~24:00, Read “Infantry Operations: Techniques and Strategies”. I’ve read this more than a dozen times already, it’s time to practice it in reality...Mm, who should I practice this with?~
- 24:00~6:30: Conducting Individual Combat Sim for just a bit, and it’s morning already~ Looks like I’m pretty hardworking~
Oh, By the way, recently it seems that there is a lack of harmony between members of the Amos. In order to maintain the peaceful and friendly atmosphere of the Amos, I have decided to patrol the Amosduring my free time, in order to quickly help everyone sort out their differences, you know~
Is everyone loo-king forward to it?
4 hours ago
The patrol plan...is approved. But, remember to mind the way you handle things, Curve.
10 mins ago
Even if you are using the books to prop yourself up, it’s good that the books have helped you! I don’t need the coloring….Um, another thing is that, there was a lot of content covered in the lecture today, but I did not remember a part of it...you said before that you want to give a special tuition to the commander, can I go too?
- May Ling
3 mins ago
Vepley...Vepley didn’t! Vepley didn’t pick up the heaviest doll body like it was nothing! Vepley(Star) Had to try picking it up lots of times!
You recorded it?! You better delete it!
Alright! No problem! No problem! Thank you everyone for your replies...Today has been another harmonious day on the Aimo~
I’ll keeeeep working hard in the future too!~
Light the dawn, shining edge in hand
With the shining edge in hand, ignite the dawn
Work Diary: Kroliko
Kroliko's Work Diary
Date: X of X, 2074
1) 0600 - 0800: Level II simulator training. My body's movement balance doesn't seem quite right, what's our technician called... Mayling? Right. I'll go see her about this later.
2) 0800 - 1200: More training. If I find her, I'm going to -- Cheh, in any case, I'll start by beating the crap out of her! I'll use this move... Wait a minute, what the heck am I doing, didn't I connect to Level II because I didn't want to think about that bitch?
3) 1200 - 1230: Time to rest and sort my gear out. The advance on my salary which I asked the Commander for should be able to get me new bunny, I mean new combat gear.
4) 1230 - 1315: Picking out new combat gear. There don't seem to be a lot of droopy-eared types, I should probably swap to the standing-ear types, there's not much difference anyway.
5) 1315 - 1425: Writing combat reports. Even if you asked me to write these, what else should I put in there besides "I charged into the enemy and chopped them to bits"? Tch.
6) 1425 - 1530: Clearing out the zombies in the nearby regions. Hmph, they're all idiots.
7) 1530 - 1730: Helping Mayling to square away the newly-arrived supplies. Why did we buy all this crap? Body parts, batteries, fuel... And a huge crate of expired lemons? Do we have too much money?!
8) 1730 - 1930: Cleaning the Amos. According to the Commmander, "While we have automatic cleaning robots to handle this, there are some blind spots which they can't reach, so every week, we'll rotate shifts to clean the whole place." I get that, but why do I have to be grouped with that bitch Nemesis??! If it wasn't for her getting in my way all the time, I'd have finished long ago and gotten on with my training! In the end, we decided that I would start from the top and work down while she would start from the bottom and work up.
9) 1930 - 2030: Cleaning the Amos while arguing. We already divided up the areas of responsibility, but that bitch came over to pick a fight with me! Mumbling all that crap about how I was cleaning up wrong... It's okay as long as it gets done, right? What the hell does a "prism" have to do with how I clean, anyway!?
10 2030 - 2045: Translating for Nemesis. Leader asked me what Nemesis thought about our tactics. Tch, what good would her opinion do? Still, I promised the Commander that I'd help, so I'll relay it even if it's nonsense.
11) 2045 - 2130: Checking data. I looked up the latest info on all the suspicious locations, but I couldn't find a clue... Tch, I knew she wouldn't let me find her so easily.
12) 2310 - 0200: Level II sim training. Get the heck out of my Digimind, Peritya!
ALSO: WE HAVE WAY TOO FEW WHETSTONES ON THE AMOS!
31 minutes ago
Mayling: Krolik, when you connect to Level II, I automatically pick up the most current status info on your body. Hm, there might be a problem, so I'll help give you a checkup after 2300 hours tomorrow! Also... ah... Lemons are a very important source of nutrients, so, er, it, it's not a waste of money!
27 minutes ago
Groza: Your combat reports need to be more detailed. You can write down any thoughts and suggestions about our current tactics if you like. Also, if you need maintenance tools, you can put in a requisition.
3 minutes ago
Nemesis: ...Scattering sunrise, shining on the accumulated layers of rock...
3 minutes ago
Kroliko: What do you mean I've got -- Nemesis! You didn't delete the log after all! Just you wait!
Work Diary: Peritya
Peritya's Work Diary
"This is nothing. A new mission is about to begin."
X of X, 2074
1) 0930 - 1200: Rest time, while watching 4 sci-fi movies simultaneously at 3x speed. So that's what (Kroliko) likes to watch.
2) 1200 - 1300: Helping (Lightning) cook and taste test. Given the look on -- Commander? Controller? Director? - I think I'll call them Director for now -- face, the taste was quite "interesting".
3) 1300 - 1400: Rest time. Tried recording the effect radius of today's sunlight. Currently 35% through.
4) 1400 - 1700: Adjusted the Amos' network security system. It's got tons of loopholes, so I fixed a few along the way. However, (Mayling) seemed a little surprised, but I guess...she'll accept it soon enough?
5) 1700 - 1730: Observed Director while they were eating and understood the operating principles of the human body.
6) 1730 - 2000: Rest time. Created a 4D theoretical model on the rec room's computer, but the CPU overloaded and crashed... (Mayling) ran over quickly and I handed over the matter to her.
7) 2000 - 2400: Read the combat reports saved in the Amos' systems. Hm, (Kroliko) has improved quite a bit.
8) 2400 - 0930: On-and-off observation. Oh my, the loopholes were fixes so quickly, but I can still get in -- oh yes, (Nemesis)'s statements were quite amusing.
The rec room's system deployment needs updating.
Today was truly a fulfilling day. I've gained greater understanding into everyone on the Amos.
See you soon, hopefully you'll be able to give me more surprises.
3 Min Ago
3 Min Ago
Mayling: L-Leader! I think the Amos has been hacked... W-what should we do... M-maybe I should go see if any data was lost?
2 Min Ago
Groza: Emergency systems check!
2 Min Ago
Nemesis: ...Upon the silent shore... A shadow lingers...
2 Min Ago
Kroliko: What did you say?! Mayling, how are you going to check it? I'll help you!
1 Min Ago
Mayling: Ah, er, okay? Thanks? Let's head to the Ops Room!
Kroliko: Hmph, come on, let's go -- Tch, I want to see just where you can hide!
Work Diary: Nemesis
NEMESIS' WORK DIARY
"...Sketching, signs of crashing, whistling from the depths of the ocean..."
Date: Xth of X, 2074
1) 04:00 - 06:00: ...Racing through the heavens, shining spears, pointing to the unknown...
(Observing stellar movements and the light of the rising sun, attempting to divine today's luck.)
2) 06:00 - 11:00: ...Faint breath, crystallizing on ice, soaking through... revealing cracks...
(Coming up with the tactical plan for the next operation like Groza requested.)
3) 11:00 - 12:00: .. Murky, conduits extending beneath the surface, the warm light gathers...
(Resting and sunbathing, observing the environment and planning the Amos’ future course.)
4) 12:00 - 14:30: ...A glut of noise, a lightless, dim nest... a mortar is hoisted high, filled with the sounds of the wind...
(Cleaning up the dorm room and making a shopping list.)
5) 14:30 - 18:00: ...Tearing, the fluttering of birds' feathers rupture the warm air...
(Level II sim training.)
6) 18:00 - 21:45: ...Collapsed steles, recording the migration of the dirt, snowflakes fall like rolling stones and shatter...
(Reading data about fortune-telling.)
Also: ...Wandering back and forth uncertainly, a beast charging towards a young animal... dirt that covers up tracks...
(I recommend the Amos change its forward course by 8 degrees to the left.)
1 HOUR AGO
Mayling: I got your shopping list! I'll buy it all on time... I'll check with you if there's anything I'm not sure about! Er, actually, why not come shopping with me?
47 MIN AGO
Groza: I've received your operational diagram. The Commander and I will go over its plausibility later. Thank you.
23 MIN AGO
???: Can...everyone...actually understand what that all means? Ah, er, I'm not doubting you or anything, Miss Nemesis!
8 MIN AGO
Nemesis: ...Blossoming and vibrant, a crown of flowers around your forehead...
(I understand, Suomi. It doesn't bother me.)