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This is about to be an explosive battle. I’m excited to show you guys the pure control skills of Ryoichi Seiten!!!

Also I’m far too enthralled in this at this point. I have my next Gunpla all written up, you guys are gonna shit-bricks when Disaster Baelstrom is unvieled

That's pretty tame compared to me with my THREE Gunplas currently in the works.
@Crimson Lion

BTW, if it pleases the GM I think the modifications made to the Shin Musha calls for a tweaking of its stats to reflect the increase from 25 to 28. At least for the duration of this battle. As follows:

Destructive Power: 8 (unchanged)
Defense: 4 (down by 1 due to removal of shoulder armor)
Mobility: 10 (up by 3 due to the addition of a flight unit)
Energy Output: 6 (up by 1 due to Tactical Arms + Beam Sabers)
Ya gotta love how everyone's taking turns mentoring Tomiyoka. xD
@Crimson Lion@Renny@Dezuel - A Decisive Sortie!
Riku POV

Thanks to Naoki's assortment of weaponry, Riku was finally able to find something he thought would suit the Shin Musha well enough. It was one of Naoki's spare Tactical Arms, meaning the Shin Musha's entire backpack part had now been replaced. In addition, the extra shoulder plates it had sported were also removed so as not to get in the way of the Tactical Arms during it's various mode changes. While this did have the unfortunate side effect of causing the Shin Musha to lose a little bit of its Samurai aesthetic, in exchange it now had greater aerial maneuverability in addition to a wider range of attack options via the Tactical Arms' Sword Mode and Gatling Mode. But fortunately for Riku, this particular Tactical Arms looked like it had originally been used with a Astray Gold Frame build, and so it was colored mostly gold and white. That at least made his inner artist feel better about using it, since the Red or Blue color would have clashed horribly with the Shin Musha's golden armor. Lastly, Riku had included a pair of yellow-bladed beam sabers that he attached to the Gunpla's right side leg armor.

Wonder if I should rename you the Shin Musha Hyaku Shiki Kai? Riku wondered to himself for a moment before shaking his head. Perhaps later, but right now there was no time left. During his last minute modifications, Riku listened in on the plan and heard Naoki pair him up with the kid, Tomiyoka. A flight-based Zeta build made for a good support unit, and so Riku decided then and there that he would open this battle using the Shin Musha. The Manticore was, itself, a squad support unit, so pairing it up with another support wouldn't make much tactical sense. It also meant that Riku would have to play the lead role in this squad due to the kid's confidence issues.

"Haro..." Riku said to the AI privately over the comms while waiting for his turn to launch, "...if I get shot down, then I want you to change positions with me. Use my Manticore to provide the others support while I take command of the Yamato. If things get bad enough I'll use the secret weapon and destroy the colony entirely. That might hopefully still score us the win." he wasn't fully confident in that idea, not knowing if destroying the capture points still counted as "capturing" them. But still, it made sense to have it on the back burner at least, giving the team a sort of safety net to fall back on if things went far enough south in the battle.

And then it was finally his turn to launch, "Tenkagomen Kogane no Samurai: Shin Musha Hyaku Shiki... mairu!" and the newly modified golden Gunpla flew out into space like a horseback samurai galloping onto the fields of valor and honor. He let himself keep pace with Tomi's Zeta, no sense in the two of them separating too much. Especially not if Naoki's prediction about Seo was correct. There was a solid chance they'd have to face 3, 4 or even 5 opponents at once. They'd be crushed if alone, especially Tomi.

"You okay up there, Tomi?" asked Riku, wanting to check on the kid and make sure he wasn't too nervous, "Just keep within visual range of me for now. We'll play it safe for the time being, force them to make the first move." it probably seemed a little unusual to go with a defensive opening play when they were supposed to be the invading force. But everything Naoki had told them about Seo's tactics informed Riku that the Zenshin Team would be the aggressors of this battle regardless of the objectives, "Don't let your nerves get the best of you, Tomi. If you need to, just use this brief calm to practice controlling your breathing. It's something I picked up while doing my boxing training. Good breath control is a great way to empty the mind of distractions and staying focused. And if that doesn't work for you? I've also found that music has a way of really helping me to stay in the right mindset."
<Snipped quote by Double>

I'm only versed in the American adaptions of the properties so I don't have as much to go by LOL.

And sorry I haven't checked in, I just had a baby girl born last Monday on the 13th!

Congrats on the baby. Hope she's healthy.

As for my earlier point. Dragon Knight IS an American Adaption (of Kamen Rider Ryuki), it just wasn't made by Saban. Hence my comment about it falling outside the "Saban Universe".

But, a suggestion, if I may? It's well established that Power Rangers contains its own multiverse, with the Saban Universe being part of that. So perhaps we can include Dragon Knight as it yet another Universe within the setting (akin to how Dino Charge and RPM are their own dimensions)?
"Saiyaman, Saiyaman...
Does whatever a
Saiyan can!

Shoots ki blasts!
Any size!
Catches thieves,
and he flies!

Look out!
Here comes the Saiyaman!"
Kishimoto Arcade
@Crimson Lion

They... won? They won! That went surprisingly well, all things considered. But Riku wouldn't complain. He actually had detected the location of the Taurus units but when the Full Armor was shot down that was no longer relevant. Team Imagine Victory won by virtue of eliminating the enemy team members.

It looked like the other battle hadn't end yet, and so their team would have a brief window of time to perform repairs or make other relevant preparations for the next battle. Good thing, too, because that first round made it perfectly clear that Riku needed to think about more heavily arming his Gunpla. The Shin Musha Hyaku Shiki was, in its current form, a one-trick pony - albeit a very powerful one. Maybe it could do with having a back up weapon or two, just in case something happened to the Izanagi in the middle of the next battle? The Manticore needed to be equipped better for aerial combat, but as there was no time for that much of an overhaul, the surfboard shield would simply have to do.

Hmm... by this point Riku was looking over the spare weapons and parts he'd brought with him. Eventually he hurriedly removed the twin beam cannons from the Manticore's shoulders and replaced them with two entirely different weapons. One was a Hyper Bazooka that was equipped to the left shoulder, and the other was a Dober Gun that was equipped to the right shoulder. He also took the beam shield generator off the arm of a Victory Gundam and used super glue to fit it to the left arm of the Manticore. Unfortunately, there was no time to apply any paint changes, meaning the beam shield projector, bazooka, and dober gun would all retain their default colors. Also, Riku couldn't find any weapons he could really add to the Shin Musha's arsenal, but he wondered if Naoki had brought any extra parts or weapons he might be willing to loan out?

"Hey, uh... Naoki?" Riku asked him, seemingly out of nowhere, "Did you happen to bring any extra weapon parts with you? I think my Shin Musha could use a backup weapon or two, but none of the weapons I brought seem like they would suit it. I was hoping you might have one I could borrow for the fight against Seo's team."

He had also been listening in on the talk concerning the Mercs. They certainly sounded as tough as he guessed they would be, if not more so. Seemed to even have Takemori worried and wanting them to come up with a new strategy. Well... the only one Riku could offer was one that they may not want to resort to, "I'm pretty sure the Yamato's trump card could probably wipe them out. Though I can't help but feel like it would be a waste to use that much power on just two enemy Gunpla."
Who all - besides Blade - had their Gunplas destroyed? Since Riku's Gunpla didn't take hardly any damage I'll just have him help someone else with their repairs if they want.
@Omega Man Surprised there's no mention of Ventara or anything else from Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. Though I suppose that would fall outside of the Saban universe so... *shrug*

Ah, what the hell? I've been playing Kamen Rider Memory of Heroez so it'd be nice to scratch that particular itch here. Count me in.
Yusaku & Sparky

"Bah! I hate public PC's!" he muttered to himself under his breath. Yusaku was currently sitting in a booth in Cyberverse, an internet cafe that had opened fairly recently. Yusaku hated having to use places like this. Public PC's were almost never up to his standards. But ever since he was... "employed" by ATLAS, he'd pretty much refused to use his own rig at home. He was certain they'd bugged it somehow. And until he could ensure that his home PC was clean, he'd just have to force himself to use places like this instead. Employed... more like drafted or enslaved as far Yusaku was concerned.

"There, finally!" it had taken him a bit more time than he was accustomed to, but he finally set up the video call. Doing this on public computers was always a nuisance. He needed to make the IP Address completely anonymous, which meant installing the VPN software he had created for himself. Most common VPN's simply masked the IP Addressed and occasionally linked it to a foreign server to get around region-locked content and websites. Yusaku's VPN program did that, plus a little more. It also gave him a means to bounce around the IP signal, so that his activities were virtually undetectable. And of course, when these sort of meetings were concluded Yusaku would also have to take the time to uninstall everything he had put on the PC plus any other extra measures needed to cover up his actions. Such a pain.

"Ah, good. You're on time, YuYa-san." a face had appeared on screen. The details of what he looked like were kept obscured by a combination of dim lighting on their end in addition to what sounded like a voice-altering program. Their voice as heard over a pair of earbuds wirelessly connected to the cafe's PC. Wouldn't want to risk anyone being able to eavesdrop on this conversation. YuYa, however, couldn't risk responding verbally due to his current location. Instead he had to stick with using the text chat.

[YuYa]: No voice from me this time, I'm afraid. My apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.

"It's fine. As long as I'm able to obtain what I need, I don't care how the transaction is conducted. I trust your location is at least secure?" the client asked.

[YuYa]: Of course. The data you requested is in hand and ready to be sent when you are ready on your end.

Yusaku held up a small flash drive in front of the PC's web cam for his anonymous client to see, eliciting a nod on the screen, "Transfer whenever you're ready, YuYa-san."

[YuYa]: Beginning transfer. Hold a few moments.

From Yusaku's end, he connected the flash drive into a square adapter device that he then connected into the PC. The adapter was an encryption device that would put the transferred data into an encrypted file of Yusaku's own design. The encryption was to prevent this data from being readable in the unlikely event of an interception by some third party somewhere. A matching decryption program would be needed in order to read the files. Thankfully for the client, Yusaku had already sent them the program previously and instructed them to run it with the files once they had received them.

Simultaneously, Yusaku's burner phone was alerting him to a bank account transfer. A decent sum of money was being anonymously credited to him from many different sources. It was the payment transfer from his client's end. Both transfers were completed at about the same time. This was when the client finally spoke again.

"The transfer went well on my end. Yourself?"

[YuYa]: Completed successfully. Simply run that program I gave you Yesterday and it will decrypt the files for you.

Yusaku was trying to hurry this along now. During the transfer, he heard a very familiar vibration coming from his backpack. And while it was irritating that he was being called now of all times, he couldn't end a meeting like this so abruptly. The client nodded and spoke once more, "Of course. Efficient, punctual, AND user friendly. This is why I have come to rely on your services, YuYa-san. I'll be sure send any friends or associates your way if they have need of you."

[YuYa]: Thank you. Much appreciated.

And at last the connection was ended. With the call finally over, Yusaku hurriedly retrieved everything he had connected into the PC. He also uninstalled the custom VPN program from the PC and even had it format itself into the hard drive state it was in 3 days ago. As far as this PC was concerned, it was like Yusaku had never been here. All the while he retrieved the Digivice from his backpack and read the alert that was sent to him.

Unlike other Digivices, Yusaku's didn't beep or flash brightly. This was because he had been taking the time to study the device as best he could and had figured out how to change a few of its... settings, for lack of a better word. He couldn't figure out how to change or disable the vibration settings, but he at least was able to keep the device from becoming too loud or flashy so as not to risk it compromising him while he was in the middle of a business transaction like the one just now. Just because he had to play by ATLAS's rules didn't mean he couldn't at least do so on his own terms.

"Looks like we're up, Sparky. Better get your game face on." he said to the device as he was running out of the cafe and toward the misty section of Nerima.

Meanwhile, just before the Airdramon could get within attacking distance it was suddenly slammed by an explosive fireball. As it scanned for the source of the attack, something came screaming at it from out of the misty sky. It was a fiery, winged lion making a dive at the Airdramon while its body was covered in searing flames.

"It's about to get HOT!" announced the Digimon as it was making its attack, "Flame Dive!"

Elsewhere, a hooded figure walked into the scene from the mists. A combination of a hood and black bandana around his neck made it nigh impossible to see his face, especially with all the mist. They had walked up and stopped next to Daichi just as he had gotten back to his feet, "Why does it feel like I'm always cleaning up everyone else's messes?" asked Yusaku to no one in particular. He stood watching the fiery winged lion duke it out with the Airdramon. He also held a digivice in his hand, which was more than enough to identify him as a member of ATLAS.
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