파해법칙-3  Directional Algorithm (1)

An hour later.

Architect Well, M4A1, you've kept me waiting for a long time.
I know you. You're indecisive...but not cowardly.

M4A1 ...
Haven't you realized, Architect?
Our echelons are about to take over your command post.

Architect Huh? Are you trying to pull my leg? There's no Griffin signal at all!

M4A1 Are you sure? Maybe you just haven't noticed.
Maybe our barrels will be nudging your temple the next second.

Architect Hahahaha! It's not working!
You wanna draw me outside? Not happening!
Come at me! I'll blow every Griffin T-Doll I find to pieces!

...

M99 M4A1, is everything okay?

M4A1 I'll be fine...
Compared to my being locked up here, you and the others have it a lot worse.
Not to mention, there will be casualties in the following operation.
However, as long as you have faith in me, I will not give up.

M99 ... (Smiles).
The first time I was on a Griffin mission, a vet told me,
"There is no glory in death, but victory always comes with a price."

M4A1 ...I understand.
Victory is precisely what we're here for.
Now let us begin.

...

Architect Griffin buggers, I have the feeling...that you've already started making your move.
The question is, do you have the guts to fight me head-on, or are you gonna sneak in here?
Whichever you choose, you will be very warmly received.
So do keep up your efforts and do your best in committing suicide. Hahahahahahaha!

파해법칙-3  Directional Algorithm (2)

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Architect Griffin buggers, I have the feeling...that you've already started making your move.
The question is, do you have the guts to fight me head-on, or are you gonna sneak in here?
Whichever you choose, you will be very warmly received.
So do keep up your efforts and do your best in committing suicide. Hahahahahahaha!

파해법칙-3  Directional Algorithm (3)

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M99 M4A1, SAA just sent the signal.
She has grouped up with the infiltration team and completed the preparation.

M4A1 Understood. Tell her to standby and await further instructions.
...With that, it all comes down to how I command the operation.

파해법칙-3  Directional Algorithm (4)

The offensive assault on Architect's outpost begins.

Architect Hey, what is this...?
You can't possibly threaten me with attacks that are barely a scratch.
What's the point in this corpse run?!

Meanwhile, in M4A1's control room.

M99 M4A1, the structure of Architect's command post has been thoroughly mapped out.
But SAA still needs some time to set things up.

M4A1 I know. I'll buy time for her.
We may be outnumbered, but we have ample supplies and can keep this going for a long time.
Tell them not to rush and remain vigilant at all times!

M99 Can we though? Judging by Architect's character, she probably won't put up with our harassment for long...

M4A1 I'm not too sure about that. Architect...seems a bit different than how she comes off in our data.
I also need some time to feel out the way she acts and come up with corresponding tactics.
Perhaps then...we can deal with them all - Architect...as well as the Sangvis AI core.

파해법칙-3  Directional Algorithm (5)

Battle concluded. Architect severely weakened again.

Architect Humph...
Finally, a hit that actually feels stronger than an itch...
But you only pulled that off by being sneaky, right?

M4A1 At least this time...we made you admit you're struggling.
Even you'd find it taxing to handle two separate forces, one just causing nuisance and the other actually doing the infiltration.

Architect However...this isn't enough to pin me down...
My ability to recuperate...far surpasses the speed of your reinforcement.
Not to mention you still have to dedicate resources to searching for the AI core, which makes it impossible for you!

M4A1 Are you sure?
We don't actually need to find it...

M4A1 All we have to do...is destroy everything.

...BOOM!
A chain of explosions can be heard from underneath the command post.

Architect ...!!
What...what have you done?!

SAA M4A1! Detonation successful!
The explosion will reach ground level in about three minutes!

Architect ...
How...how come there's another echelon?!

M4A1 Have you caught on, Architect?
The two echelons you were fighting against are both baits.
The task force that's blowing up your base is the one with the real objective.

M4A1 Since we don't have the resources to multitask, we're leaving that to you.
SAA, your mission is complete. Withdraw immediately.
M99 will cover you from a distance. Rendezvous with my echelon ASAP.

SAA Roger that! I'm making my way to above ground!

...

Architect Not...again...
I actually lost to you again...
This is simply...
Hehehehe...

Architect HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Spectacular! This is truly spectacular!!
And here I thought I'd run out of exhilarating adversaries after those pesky girls!

M4A1 Architect...?

Architect? ...Architect? Where on earth is she?
This Doll you're talking to...is merely a random body I'm controlling...
Since my own body is still being assembled, I've been borrowing her voice...
But now...I have no need for this anymore...
Because I...have completed my resurrection...

M4A1 So you...are the AI core that's been directing this battle?!
SAA, run! Get out of there now!

SAA I! Am! Running!
But there are so many of them! I'm still looking for a chance to break through!

??? You thought you were the one in control of the fight this whole time, M4A1?
You're not the only one who planned on buying time. I've been holding back and going around in circles with you just for this moment...
So, M4A1, it's time we officially made each other's acquaintance...

M4A1 Who...exactly are you?!

??? Me...?
I'm...merely a ghost from the past...

Ouroboros Sangvis Ferri Manufacture SP235, also known as Ouroboros.
There was a time when I was a failure who had been betrayed and humiliated...
But now, I'm a monster forged by your own hand...
Thank you for playing a part in my vengeance. In return, I will tear you limb from limb, electronic nerve from electronic nerve myself...
Until your neural cloud is overloaded by the word "terror". That's when I'll give you permission to die!

M4A1 Ouroboros...
The Sangvis Ringleader...who was destroyed in a clandestine night op...

Ouroboros Miss M4A1, I've really been enjoying your performance.
So do give me another taste. I would love to see more of your faces...

Ouroboros Such as...the one you'll make...when you lose another friend...

Boom!

SAA Whoa! W-Where the hell did you come from?!

M4A1 SAA!!

Boom!

SAA C...cough...

Ouroboros A small one... Perfect for an appetizer...
Now tell me, between me and this sea of fire, which one do you find more frightening?

SAA M...M4...

Ouroboros Or perhaps...
...Both?