So our heroes have reclaimed the kingdom of Aveh, to no effect to the party whatsoever! Maybe they'll get discounts in the item store, like Edgar. In relevant news, they've taken out one of Solaris's gates, and when they take out all three they can find Solaris! Just cruising around in their flying pirate ship until they ram it will not suffice, it ain't no Bahamut. ...Maybe this narration ought to be playing something else.
Yes, the flying fortress with its own super laser beam that our heroes forgot about pretty much immediately! Good call, Bart!
Citan lays out a plan that splits the party into two groups: Team Mirror and Team Gun. Citan volunteers to be on Team Mirror, as that will require a perfectly ordinary country doctor to make the precise adjustments on the mirror's angle. Fei decides to go with him, because Fei is afraid of everyone else at this point, presumably. Elly says that just Doc and Fei sounds lonely and she will go with them, and they accept awkwardly as they don't know which one of them has just been dissed.
Billy will be on Team Gun, as he is the only member of the party who knows how to fire a gun.
Pardon, the only member of the party who knows how to fire a gun in a professional manner.
Sorry, Bart, that is all the time we have for endless strategy discussion today. It is time to execute this impossibly goofy plan.
Ramsus flips out a little bit, and Miang palms him some valium. The Gazel tell Ramsus that the party has already destroyed one gate, and it's up to him to stop them from destroying the other two! Come on, you managed to graduate, you must be good at something! They then put themselves into stand-by mode so they don't have to listen to him whine anymore.
Did you think we had seen the last of these four fine young women? Well, good luck with thinking that ever.
So, on with this plan. The party's two teams split up to go to their designated spots, which is really around the point they should have noticed the biggest problem with Citan's idea.
That is the entire planet, mind you. There is a flying ship now, and the map wraps around like an unholy mobius strip when the ship merrily flies past the edges. So unless Billy is planning on shooting through the core of the planet, which is not advisable, this laser beam has to go around basically the entire world to hit this mirror. There is an ocean in the way! And that sea-dong! Billy has to shoot through the sea-dong.
So! Science: not Xenogears' strong suit. Maturity: not this narration's. Onward.
It's a new dolphin robot! This one designed to travel on land! Intuitive. They fight long enough for Fei and Elly to keep them at bay while Billy prepares that shot. So let's see how they are doing!
Ah, but this crack team has company as well.
A pterodactyl and a kitty! Solaris is apparently completely out of normal giant robots. They are now resorting to Beast Wars action figures.
So they are a problem as well. Bart and Chu-chu go out to fight them. RICO APPARENTLY COULD NOT BE BOTHERED, OR SOMETHING, SO CHU-CHU IS ALL THEY GOT. This is all very well and good, but the only people apparently necessary to this plan are Citan and Billy, and neither of them are fighting anyone! So what is the hold up?
Billy lines up the shot! He fires! Can he do it?
What does this mean for everyone else?
Little known sub-clause in the recurring boss handbook that Xenogears just made up: if the fight in question is a distraction from an asinine plan, which the good guys then fuck up, you are entitled to a second fight! Thus, Fei and Elly have to fight Dominia and Kelvena again, and Bart and Chu-chu have to fight Tolone and Seraphita again. Because if there is anything that Xenogears needs, it's padding!
Neither is anyone reading this, it's okay.