Okay, narration, we can do this. D Block cannot last forever! Push forward!!
Back in Nortune, our heroes reconvene in the prison dorm. Rico is mad because Fei and Doc kept him waiting! Fei blames Doc for being a bleeding-heart pussy and burying the sewer monster, which is what Doc presumably told Fei he was doing when he fucked off to cyberspace. There are like multiple levels of dickishness there, jeez.
Rico is glad that everyone has got their shit together, but he reminds Fei that their friendship ends here! On the battlefield, they will be ENEMIES. The giant robot battlefield. GIANT ROBOT ENEMIES.
This narration is awful, don't listen to it. Fei and Citan decide that Rico is too much of a bitch to worry about and redirect their concern to Fei's giant robot, which, despite how excited crazy old people keep getting around it, it kind of a hunk of crap! Fei will taste sweet, sweet freedom from the D Block arc if he can beat Rico, but Rico gets all the best giant robot parts around here, which makes victory a dubious prospect. Hammer thinks they need to get a mechanic on Weltall, stat, but Fei doesn't trust these prison mechanics. He's heard things.
Don't worry about it, Fei, that event was random anyway. At some point in all this Fei goes and fights another endless list of losers, and Hammer urges Fei to save his game, which he does, obviously perplexed. But now it's barracks time! Barracks time isn't even as good as flashback time, much less cocktail time.
Hammer, Citan, and Fei work on Weltall for hours, but they agree that the parts they are working with are crap. Stupid Rico, getting all the good giant robot parts just because he's really good at stuff, or whatever! Fei appears to consider going and stealing parts, which would be sort of a fun sidequest, but alas, he is interrupted mid-thought.
Wiseman does a slow fade and disappears!
Wiseman does not want to go away! Wiseman wants to fight! Well, if Wiseman wanted to fight Fei, he had his stupid chance back in Aveh! Fei is just not in the mood right now. He has been in like a billion stupid giant robot battles already today.
Wiseman totally wipes the floor with Fei, and to add insult to already pretty insulted injury, he is using Fei's fighting style! In a game like this that is like beating someone up while wearing the same dress they did to the same stupid dinner party.
Wiseman is brought up to speed on how Fei doesn't remember much of anything beyond how to tie shoelaces and suplex bitches, and he settles in to tell Fei about how he, Wiseman, and Kahn, Fei's father, studied martial arts together. Kahn became an officer for a conveniently unnamed country and then met and fell in love with the most beautiful lady in all the land. She was like a flower in full bloom! Yes, Wiseman, you were a creepy friend to Kahn indeed.
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After establishing how very very pretty and wonderful Kahn's girlfriend was, Wiseman says that she and Kahn got married, and that he, Wiseman, went on a spirit quest or some shit. Okay.
Wiseman goes on to explain that he and Kahn teamed up awkwardly through letter-writing to track down Grahf and Fei. One night there was a terrible storm, and Kahn sent word that he'd found his son, so Wiseman rushed to the scene to find Kahn and Fei both terribly injured and Grahf gone. No one knows where Grahf could have went! So Wiseman agreed to take Fei to Lahan while Kahn went to persue Grahf.
Wiseman finally fucks off. Fei is perturbed.
Everyone goes to bed, for tomorrow is the big day! The big day of... more gear battling! Yaaaaay. Only this is at least plot-relevant gear battling, as it is the bout against Rico!
Fei beats Rico with no real noticable change in strategy, so he presumably fucked one of the judges. Whatever, he's the winner! Rico's henchmen try to accuse him of using illegal parts (?!) in his giant robot, but Rico is a big man about it. Fei tries to be humble and blame it all on luck, but Rico doesn't really want to hear it. Fei is now the Battling Champ! Rico does not need henchmen anymore! Scram, all of you! You will just be in his way!
Ha ha ha. Oh, Fei, you're just precious sometimes.