After another hard day of gear battling, Fei goes to bed again. Fei is sleeping a lot these days! You would be too: D Block is boring. This narration was originally planning on providing a cap from each one of Fei's battles to give you an idea, but there are just too many, and they are all stupid, so forget it. Take my word for it, it goes on forever and if you are not digging it it makes you stop playing the game. Anyway, Fei has a visitor!
Fei, Citan, and Rico are on the case, even though everyone is still pretty sure Fei did it.
They all head down into the gross sewer, Fei complaining all the while about everyone thinking he's a murderer. It's a valid complaint! You need better friends, Fei!
Citan thinks he heard something!
And something thinks it heard Citan!
Like most Square sewers, this one is mysteriously not filled with poop and dead cats, but after a while they come across a murder scene that no one has bothered to clean up. Well, it's already in the sewer, there isn't really any point. Fei declares the scene "slimy," which is really a pretty gross thing to say about a spot where someone has been killed, but Citan considers this a clue!
They wander around some more and find another murder site. This one has graffiti written over it! Rico knows a dead man's graffiti when he sees it. It says RED MONSTER, written in blood. Very specific! Thank you, dead guy, you have totally solved this case for us from beyond the grave. Our heroes continue on, and after a while they hear something.
Rico shares that there have been strange rumors of tinkle sounds coming from the sewer. Ha ha, game, please stop saying that. Fei and Citan do not pass judgment of the quality of the rumors in this prison and keep going. Soon enough they come across another slimy murder scene with another slimy pipe nearby. They also find a roomba jammed on a set of keys to the sewage treatment plant. What a strange and convenient thing to find in a sewer.
Sure enough, they soon come across a conspicuous door, and Fei goes about unlocking it. He complains about how many keys there are. Too many keys! Starring Bo Derek and Olympia Dukakis. Whatever it is that they are chasing is waiting behind the door as Fei and Rico argue about keys. Arguing about stupid things is how Fei makes friends! He finally gets the door open, but they don't see anything but a bell lying there. Doc uses science and logic to work out that if they ring the bell next to a pipe that is not slimy, the monster will come and attack them.
They go and find a non-slimy pipe and ring the bell.
They fight the horrible monster and kill it! It managed to kill a bunch of trained battlers, but it is no match against a furry, a nutjob, and a perfectly ordinary country doctor. This is another good argument against giant robots.
Yes, there are no other red monsters in Xenogears. Rico was hurt in the fight! He does not want to talk about it, and Citan wonders if this means he is going to drop out of his match with Fei.
Fei heads back to the prison dorm, and Citan FUCKS OFF TO CYBERSPACE.
This isn't even a flashback, and there is really no indication what the hell is going on here. Citan is back in the the room of spinning modern art, talking to the guy in the terrifying helmet again. Okay, fine, what does he want?
Yes, the plan to destroy a capital city within a superpower in order to get rid of one guy is underway! We now go to Bledavik to see Elly receiving her orders to escort the main battleship into Kislev. It's apparently going to be operated automatically for some reason.
Oh, Elly, don't be silly, of course it has a point! But none of the pilots or officers involved are allowed to know what it is.
This is true, but yours is not to question why. She rounds up her doofuses, who are their usual asshole sexist selves about things, but they soon notice that Elly is grumpy. She explains that they're basically escorting eight bombs into Kislev and they are not being told what the target is, and this understandably has her worried because she doesn't really want to destroy an entire city. This kind of blows her doofuses' minds, because first class citizen Solarians don't usually care about killing surface dwellers, and Elly is from an especially important family. Her doofuses are apparently lower class citizens. Yes, it wouldn't be a proper metaphor for imperial Britain without class issues. Elly is going to go through with the mission to bomb a city because she doesn't want her men demoted back to the slave labor class. Aw, that's sweet. ...I guess.