MASKED RIDER GENERATIONS - Legacy of the Hunted (Gohan & TreasureSniper)

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Yusuke got up off Sieg and charged his own punch. "I won't let you stop us. Our journey can't end yet! I'll protect others smiles! I will show Satoru the correct path!!" he yelled.

Takumi crashed onto the train, moaning as he picked himself up. "No way! there's two of you?" Takumi said, taken aback. "Ah, whatever. At this point nothing surprises me.." he said, brushing it off. "I'm well aware the affects of time manipulation. We went through it together, remember? or maybe you don't." he said to the older Zeronos.

He turned to younger one, trying to appeal to him particularly since he knew him better and he was probably less cynical. "Listen Yuto. You mentioned I was willing to sacrifice myself to save the world, well this is what we're doing, traveling to other worlds and fighting the threat. You're pretending that Kaito is just a crook." he said, exasperated.

Takumi turned around, looking out into the distance. "He went to desperate lengths in the World of Ryuki just to achieve victory, even being sympathetic to the plight of others. Like I said before, he's no saint. But why are you so willing to paint him as a terrible person? he just doesn't have it in him to go that far." Takumi questioned.

He dropped the Faiz Blaster. "Look Yuto, every second wasted here the Rider Hunters ruthlessly slaughter Riders and don't care about involving innocents. So it's up to you now. Do you stand in my way or not? let me ask you one final question: why exactly am I alive? wasn't I killed after sacrificing myself? if you understand the answer to that question, you will understand the dream I want to protect." Takumi said. He stood there silently, waiting for his response.
 
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Despite Sieg's best efforts, he was not able to create an opening for his Momotaros forcing him to instead meet him head on with his "climax" punch. The impact from the two riders resulted in a massive explosion that completely blew off the roof and walls of the Den-liner section they were in. Once the explosion cleared, the various Taros and Sieg could be seen on the ground, moaning in pain, all except for one. The only Taros that remained standing was Red Imagin, who using his sword to prop himself up. Sand could be seen "bleeding" from his body, indicating that he was in a weakened state. In spite of this, he seemed determined to defeat his opponent. "From start...to finish....I am always at a CLIMAX!" He yelled before forcing himself to charge towards Kuuga, much to the dismay of the other Imagin, who were telling him to stop. Right before he could reach his intended opponent, his body completely dissolves into sand, leaving his weapon, the Momotarosword on the ground. It seemed Momotaros had pushed the other Taros out of their rider form so that they wouldn't share the same fate.

Tiger exited the mirror world to return to Kuuga only to be surprised by the sudden change in scenery. "Sensei, I've.. Wow. Whats happened here? Sensei! Look, there's a large fight back on Kaito's train. We should get back there to help them!" Said the young man, completely oblivious to what just happened.

"Just a crook? You think we are trying to catch him because of his petty thievery!? Have you any idea the crimes he has commited?! The lives he has ruined!" The younger Yuto lashed out in anger forcing Deneb to revert to his humanoid form to restrain him. The older Yuto on the other hand seemed more concerned about how Takumi managed to seemingly cheat death. "This is very concerning, your death, although tragic is a well established point in time. This could only mean.... no..Takumi what are the last memories you recall before dying?" His tone shifted dramatically. "It is the utmost importance that you remember-" His last sentence was cut short. A mysterious cyan rider had appeared right behind the group without them noticing. He had opened fire on the both Yuto as well as Deneb from behind, forcing them to revert to their human forms and rendering them unconscious. "I understand that you may have many questions. But for now you have a mission to complete. All will be revealed in time." said the rider with a voice strangely similar to Kaito's yet somehow different. The rider exits the area through a dimensional portal without saying another word.
 

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Kuuga stayed silent, in disbelief at what had just happened. He hadn't meant to kill the fellow Rider. (Why? just why did you go so far?) he clenched his fist regretfully. "I..he'll be fine, and anyways we don't have time to help him. If you did your job, then let's go. He should be done very soon, so we need to get out of here." he said, and walked out of the train towards the Gouram.

Takumi, without much time to process anything, watched both versions of Yuto and Deneb get shot down. He recognized the shooter, but could tell something was different. (That's right..the fact I never told anyone. The circumstances of my death, they've changed. I remember all the dead and non-existent futures I was in..I'm the last remnant.) he thought, before entering the Zeroliner. He accessed the functions from the control room, detaching the tow cable.

He sent a message to the Kingliner: "This is Faiz. Tow Cable removed. If Kuuga succeeded, all obstructions removed. Advise immediate retreat through the worlds using the Kingliner." he typed, then hit SEND. He flew out of the Zeroliner and back to the Kingliner, ready to leave.

As he flew, he could only wonder about the familiar Rider. "Just what have I got myself into?" he said to himself.
 

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With both the two cables removed, the Kuuga, Tiger and Takumi were finally able to return to the KingLiner which was swarming with enemies. While it is clear that Kaito's side seemed to be losing, there seemed to be one combatant that was holding the line for everyone else. Many of the Den-O riders were already defeated by this monstrous individual, their bodies collapsed on barren sands of time. It was Kaito, he had apparently once again transformed into Another ZI-O II. His laughter could be heard throughout the battlefield while he continued his relentless assault on the remaining riders as well as any Imagin who dare get in his way. "HAHAHHA..well you guys are back. I was starting to get worried there. Lets get out of here" Kaito greeted the group with glee while stomping on New Den-O.

Once the group and Kaito's forces reentered the Kingliner, he gave the order for the main cannon to be fired on the remaining train with the tow cable, allowing them to start the engines to begin their escape. Upon seeing this, the remaining enemy forces got into the only functional they had, the GaohLiner and Ghostliner. "Sir, they are trying to follow us again as expected." said one of his commanders who was wearing a G4 armor. Shortly after this remark, he passed Kaito a detonator. "Good." Kaito calmly grabbed the detonator while returning to his rider form. Without any further hesitation, he activated the bombs his team had planted on the two trains during the earlier battle, causing them both to crash onto to ground. "That takes care of that." He said rather coldly before turning his attention to the rest of the crew. "You guys did great. Get some rest everyone. We can calculate our losses later." Right after congratulating his crew, he walked over to the three riders. "Thank you for your help. If you guys weren't here I don't think I would have been able to pull it off. I'll be sure to repay you all someday." Kaito exclaimed with genuine gratitude. Satoru seemed like he had a lot on his mind but could not bring himself to say anything and simply nodded in approval.
 

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"I think I'm going to lay down." Yusuke said quietly. "Good work, Satoru." he gave his "student" a weak smile and a thumbs up before his look turned sad, he walked into his room and locked the door.

He sat on his bed, wracked with guilt over Den-O's death, playing the moment over and over again in his head. "What's the point in saving the Riders if we're just going to kill them ourselves?" he questioned, punching his bed in anger.

Takumi took it a bit better. He was weary of Kaito's presence but decided to trust in the "other" version, if only to have something to hang onto. "I guess you did what was necessary." he said half-heartedly. "Our teamwork was better than last time, at the very least." he remarked.

Turning around, he headed towards his room. "Anyways, I've got a lot on my mind, so I'm hitting my room." he went into his room, laying down on his bed. (Something is going to happen soon, and it's going to change everything.) he thought, thinking of the other Diend.
 

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It took about a week for everything to return to relative normality. The group of Riders said little to each other, reflecting on their failures, doubts, or any new unanswered questions. Takumi and Yusuke hadn't confronted Kaito, but it was abundantly clear that they thought he had once again gone way too far, and avoided talking to him beyond the bare minimum.

Both of them were beginning to think journeying with him was a mistake entirely. Takumi held onto the idea that something wasn't quite right, considering the other Diend, but he wasn't holding his breath. It probably had something to do with the effects of that strange form he had assumed, the one he had mentioned in regards to his condition.

All Yusuke could think about was Den-O's death. He didn't know the Imagin personally, but felt extremely guilty. He couldn't bear to look at Ryotaro Nogami ever again. Outwardly, he had tried to stay strong and talked to Satoru about his various battles in the past, but it was hard at times to bury his guilt.

The next world on their journey had been chosen; the World of Blade. Arriving at their destination, this World of Blade wasn't looking very promising. The buildings surrounding them were destroyed, the streets and sidewalks cracked and destroyed, cars burned out. In general, the area was overgrown with grass and reclaimed by nature. Japan was unrecognizable.

Takumi looked around. "I guess the Rider Hunters got here first? or maybe something bad happened." he speculated. "This will be our world if we don't hurry." Yusuke said flatly.

There was a sudden humming sound like a vehicle that made the group look around. A multicolored motorcycle was driving up the road, distant but now noticeable. Chasing after the bike was a horde of Darkroachi, running at the same speed as the motorcycle.

The driver of the bike was a rider, looking similar to the Ace Riders but was Red, Green and Yellow, taking aspects from all three. They shouted to the group. "You shouldn't be here! this is a warzone!" the rider did a trick, smashing the Darkroachi away with their bike using a spinning maneuver.

They equipped their lance Rouzer, engaging the Darkroachi a bit. "Guess that's our cue." Yusuke said, summoning his Arcle. Takumi strapped on his Faiz belt, both of them transforming and going to engage the Darkroachi.
 

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Right after the battle, Satoru had retreated his room to clean himself as well as have time to reflect upon what had just transpired. Like the others, he too was starting to have doubts about joining crew of a dubious criminal-like figure. The young man was so mentally preoccupied that he did not notice the unusually large quantities of sand present in his shoes, which were "leaking" with every step he took.

Aside from the training with Yusuke, he had also began regularly sparing with the G3 unit users which had taken a liking too. The only person he had hard time getting along with was the G4 user who treats him no differently than Kaito's other forces. He would frequently scold the young boy for his lack of discipline with his erratic fighting style and reliance on his advent beast and cards.

In blade's world, Kaito had somewhat mixed feelings about journeying back to somewhat familiar territories. Especially considering what he had witnessed in his own world. Being greeted by this world's riders and kaijin did little to quell his worries. "I doubt it. Some worlds are just this decrepit because their riders have failed to protect it. On in certain cases, the riders are the ones to blame." Kaito responded to the group's statement about the state of the world shortly before transforming into his rider form. "Then its up to us save this world! HENSHIN!" Satoru shouted before transforming.

"Lets dispose of these monsters first. Maybe then we can get some answers from that rider."Kaito began slotting multiple cards into his driver and finally pulled the trigger to summon his comrades for this battle. "KAMEN RIDE: RYUGEN, BIRTH, SNIPE" The summoned riders immediately lock their sights onto the horde of Darkroachi and opened fire. Kaito began walking calmly towards the multi-colored rider while the summoned riders escorted him, gunning down anything that dared approach him. He wasn't particularly worried about the horde since he had dealt with something similar in his world with relative ease. Satoru on other hand took a much riskier approach by diving headfirst into the horde of enemies with his claws and contract beast. While he certainly had started the battle with a strong momentum, he will surrounded and cut off from the group if he wasn't careful. "Hey kid, you might wanna stay near my riders. These things are weak individually but they can pile up really fast if you're not careful." Kaito warned Tiger in response to his somewhat reckless fighting style.
 

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In response to Satoru's determination, Yusuke felt a bit more resolved and decided to jump in to support Satoru as well. "That's the spirit, Satoru." he said, finishing off a Darkroachi with a hand chop. After a few minutes the horde was whittled down to nothing, thanks to Kaito's support and Yusuke helping Satoru.

The mysterious Rider finished off the last of them with a Rouze Finish. "Mighty!" they slashed at the last few, causing them to explode. The Riders returned to human form. "That was some support you guys gave us." the rider was apparently female, with light brown hair tied into a ponytail. "I recognized some of you. Kuuga, Faiz. Didn't you guys die sacrificing yourselves?" the female rider questioned.

Takumi cocked an eyebrow. "You know of us?" she nodded. "It would be hard to not know of such legendary Riders. But history doesn't mean much nowadays. I'm Jun Misaki, glad to have you here." she got on her bike.

She pointed up the road. "Just up the road is my squad. I was using myself as bait to get the Darkroaches off of them. Come link up with us, they'll be happy to see you." she turned on her motorcycle and drove away.


Yusuke crossed his arms. "This certainly is different. Usually the worlds only relate to the Rider in question. I guess it goes to show our world could have taken any path." he remarked.
 
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While the other riders have reverted to their human form, Kaito had chosen to remain in his rider form as a precaution. As it stands, he believes that it is in his best interest to keep his identity hidden. Considering that this new rider seemed to be knowledgeable about the legend riders, she may also know something about him as well.

Additionally, Kaito himself was also curious about the nature of this rider since he hasn't encountered such a unique rider from the alternate blade worlds he had visited. He pondered over whether her rouzer was worth taking but decided he needed to be acknowledged as an ally first. After seeing the distance they needed to travel, Kaito took out a few motorcycle type lockseeds for his teammates but gave himself the Dandeliner lockseed, which was the only one that could fly. "How come you're only one who gets the flying one?" Satoru questioned upon seeing Kaito's flying bike. "Would you rather walk?" He rebutted.

Upon arriving at their destination, Kaito gave a short introduction to Jun's group "Greetings, we are riders from another world. We came here to assess the state of your world and determine whether you are in need of assistance. Would you be willing to give us a short history of your world?" And of course Kaito would omit the fact that he was also seeking treasures worth stealing.
 

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When they finally closed the distance there were six people waiting for them. Kamen Rider Garren, the squad leader was lecturing Jun. "You were careless in reverting to human form, Jun. The Darkroachi could strike again at any moment." Jun turned to the group. "But, they saved my life so I had to greet them." she said.

Garren turned to the group, grumbling to himself. "Another world, huh? well that explains how you've got the Arcle and Faiz belt." he crossed his arms. "Well, welcome to our little slice of paradise. We call this planet Dead Earth, because we're living on borrowed time. Everything you see around us is called the Warzone." one of the group stepped forward and approached Garren.

It was Kamen Rider Black RX, but his suit looked severely worn and battered. "Tachibana-san, we don't have time for this. My enhanced senses tell me the Orphnochs and Darkroaches are both converging on our location. Let's take the new arrivals back to our base and we can sort this out then." he said hurriedly.

Tachibana nodded. "Alright then. We need to run these supplies back anyways." Takumi went up to one of the Riders, stunned that on close inspection it was Kamen Rider Delta. "Mihara, is that you in the Delta suit?" Delta hesitantly nodded. "And you're Takumi? I haven't seen you in years, but you look older." he said, not sure how to process this. "That's my line." Takumi quipped.

The remainder of the squad was Kamen Rider G3 and a more modern looking Riderman with a cannon on his right arm. The two were standing guard, ready to fire whenever they spotted an enemy. "I'll give you our life story later. Come back to our base with us for now." he got on his Red Rhombus. "G3, Neo Riderman. Head up our defense." he ordered.

Everyone got on their bikes driving several miles to the coast, which took a few hours. Garren pressed a button on his bike, which caused a tunnel to rise up out of the water. "Wow." Yusuke remarked. "Our base is just down here. Come on." Garren drove down into the tunnel, his crew following behind. The tunnel lowered back into the water behind them.

There was a massive underground garage, where some other bikes and vehicles were parked, such as RX's Ridoron. The riders unloaded their food and water, which was strapped to their bikes and walked to a massive door. Garren hit a buzzer. "It's us, let us in." the massive door opened up and everyone stepped inside.

All around them was a massive, modern looking city. Takumi and Yusuke were shocked. "This here is New Genesis that we managed to steal from the Orphnochs. We are deep underwater in a state of the art facility sealed air-tight. We don't have energy problems, because the generators run on the concept of perpetual motion." he looked at his food. "but we do have food problems, because we don't produce enough on our farms to live with our huge and desperate population. Which is why you found us out in the Warzone at all. We were scavenging." he explained.
 
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Kaito was surprised to see different riders despite the kingliner designating this world as blade's world. He briefly wondered whether this was a result of another convergence of worlds, something he has experience frequently due to his relationship with Tsukasa. "Well... now I have even more questions.." Kaito exclaimed while taking a good luck at the underwater city. As impressive as this was, Kaito needed to stay focus, and continued asking more questions. "What exactly happened to this world? Did the monsters conquer the overworld? Additionally, I am a frequent traveler between worlds, I noticed that this world in particular has quite the variety of riders. How did they all get here? "Kaito was simply perplexed by this world. It is quite a unique anomaly, even among the other worlds he had visited in the past.

Knowing Takumi and Yusuke, they would no doubt want to try to help these good people as much as possible, without more information Kaito was hesitant to do so since he only took part in "profitable" ventures. Nonetheless, he preemptively extends a metaphorical helping hand towards these people, albeit somewhat cautiously. "I won't make any promises, but if you can tell us what's is going on here in detail perhaps we can help find a more... permanent solution." Kaito said, encouraging these riders to share whatever they knew. "Kaito... you're actually interested in helping these people?" The young man asked in a very surprised tone. "In a way. But that largely depends on their current situation and most importantly...the incentive." Kaito made sure to emphasize the last part to Takumi and Yusuke.
 

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Black RX returned to human form. An aged Kohtaro Minami sighed, straightening his back. "Get here? we've always been here. Gorgom, the Crisis Empire, Shocker. The Riders were fighting them all." he took a sip of water. "Everything changed when Smart Brain and the Orphnochs came onto the scene, though." Mihara added.

Mihara thought back to several years ago. "The Orphnochs were the next stage in human evolution. They have a chance of awakening after death. To make a long story short, me and some others fought them and eventually their King, and lost. Then they declared war openly on the world, launching terrorist attacks with their Riotroopers and evolved immortal Orphnochs." he concluded.

Jun handed off supplies to some military looking figures. "At the same time, BOARD was reigning in the Undead. But our employee got too close to these incidents and eventually became one himself to try and end the Battle Fight. Instead he made it worse. The Darkroachi come from the Stone of Sealing continuously, it seems unable to reconcile both Kenzaki Kazuma and Hajime Aikawa being the Joker, who is supposed to end world if they are the last standing." she explained.

"The world isn't over yet, but it's close to being so." Tachibana said, returning to human form. Takumi was skeptical of Kaito's help but said nothing against it. "I get it. This is the World of Blade because Blade is the end of the line for this world. This is just our world, which diverged at some point and things went wrong around Kenzaki and Takumi's era." Yusuke theorized.

"Incentive, huh? I guess survival isn't good enough, and us taking you to the underwater city safe haven we risked our butts to take you to, on blind faith." Tachibana spoke with a serious, angry tone. There was a moment of silence. "I'm kidding. You can come with me to meet New Genesis' leader, and discuss terms. Your friends can help us with these supplies and other duties. By the way, I never got your names. Who are you exactly? I'm Sakuya Tachibana, you met Jun and Kohtaro, and the others on support duty." he asked.
 

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"Gorgom you say? The last time I heard that name was when I met..Shadowmoon." Kaito thought to himself as remembered his meeting with Shadowmoon in Faiz's world. He wondered if the orphnoch invasion had something to do with that fact. Kaito listened to their short history while remaining in his rider form since he did not fully trust these people yet. Kaito was ready to fight when Tachibana began to show aggression but relented since he wouldn't want to make the first move.

When asked to introduce themselves, Satoru was the first one to do so shortly before being cut off by Kaito. "I am Daiki Kaito. The Treasure Sniper." Kaito was somewhat reluctant to use this title but felt that it was necessary to get them to take him seriously. "Based on your explanation, you guys have your hands full around here. You need every help you can get, which is what I am willing to provide... if your leader can negotiate." He followed Tachibana expecting to meet the leader soon. "Erm... is he usually like this?" Satoru asked his elders. Out of all them, Satoru hadn't known Kaito for long, despite this, he doesn't think that he is as bad as people say he is.
 
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Takumi unloaded some of the last of the supplies. "Kaito doesn't like to show his own hand all at once. At this point, I don't know what to think about him." he said to Satoru. Kohtaro approached the newcomer Riders. "Takumi, Satoru, Yusuke. I need you three to go with Jun and collect some more supplies. The rest of us have other things we need to do. Can I trust you?" he asked.

Yusuke nodded. "Yeah, we can handle it. Though it will take a few hours to drive back here." Kohtaro handed him some sheets of paper. "Here's the rest of what we need. We're counting on you." the others walked away. "Guess we should get going then." Takumi walked towards his Autovajin, whereas Yusuke got on his Gouram.

Jun smiled. "I'm glad you guys are here. Thanks again for saving me." she said gratefully as she got on her bike.

Tachibana lead Kaito down the sidewalk. "All of our top officials, including our leader reside at what would have been Smart Brain's corporate headquarters. That G3 unit you saw is apart of the city's police force. G3 was a police project to combat some monsters years ago that got mass produced, we had him on loan as support because everyone else was tied up in other duties." he explained.

They were nearing a large building, presumably the HQ. "While the G3 units protect the city, the Riders are apart of our military. We have some normal soldiers to field, but a lot of the JSDF were wiped out in the wars years ago, and so the remainder relocated with us here. You can consider the Riders more like strike teams."

He lead Kaito inside the building. One of the security guards approached Tachibana. "Tachibana, you returned. How did it go? who is this?" he asked. "Someone special. And it went well enough. We'll have to go on another run though. I'm going to take him to see our leader." the guard nodded, walking off.

Tachibana lead Kaito into an elevator and pressed the button for the top floor. After a moment they arrived, standing at two big doors. Tachibana knocked. "Sir, someone to see you." he said. "Come in." an old sounding voice responded.

Opening the doors, there were several men in the room situated around a long continuous desk. But at the center was the leader. "Welcome back, Tachibana. I trust things went well?" he asked. Tachibana cleared his throat. "Yes, Mr. Hongo. Someone wants to speak to you." Takeshi Hongo looked at Kaito for a moment.

"Not from around here, I'm guessing?" he asked Kaito. "You have the face of a seasoned veteran. But it's different from the people here. Not the same experience." Hongo said.
 
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Rather than taking one the normal bikes Kaito had provided, Satoru decided instead to take the flying variant. "I'm sure Kaito wouldn't." The young boy said while smiling. While traveling towards their destination he decided to ask Yusuke something that's been on his mind. "Hey sensei. I've been thinking. About those people we fought against on the other trains. We're they bad guys? They seem to be evil despite how they looked..." It was clear that the boy was still thinking about what happened during the train ambush. Sand started to briefly leak from Satoru's shoes before returning to normal.

Back at the HQ, Kaito was glad to finally have the chance to speak to their leader. "Hello, Mr Hongo. I believe some introductions are in order. I am Daiki Kaito. The Treasure Sniper. I've done my share of fighting, which is why I'm here to strike a deal. I'll help you reclaim your world for.... a price. The spoils of war. You can take all the food and supplies you want, but anything I deem valuable goes to me. That includes things such as but not limited to weapons, relics, artifacts and rider gears." Kaito boldly gave the leader his "reasonable" offer. While he was unsure that the leader would accept such an offer, he did have an alternative plan. If the leader were to decline his offer, Kaito would threaten to reveal the location of this safe haven to the enemy. But in his experience, positive reinforcement seemed to have a stronger effect on people, most of the time at least. "Should you accept this offer, you will not only have me by your side, but also the two legend riders, Kuuga and Faiz as well as my private army of battle hardened warriors from across worlds. Additionally, I will also lend your forces some quality equipment that will surely improve their performance. So then what do you say to that?" Kaito tried his best to make this a deal that Hongo can't refuse, one way or the other.
 

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Yusuke hesitated, not sure how to respond. The death of Den-O weighed on him heavily. "It..it wasn't about whether they were good people or not, Satoru. I don't know what they wanted but they were in our way. We don't have time for distractions, the Rider Hunters could invade anywhere at any time, and Kaito has given us the only way to respond." he explained. "All we can hope is that the lives saved make up for our and Kaito's callousness." he said sadly. They had a long way to drive.

Jun wondered what they were talking about but decided not to push it. "We lost a lot of people, you know. A lot had to be sacrificed to get to this point. Three particular Riders died and their Rider Gear were combined to create the Rider I am now, Kamen Rider Flush." she said.

"Did you know them?" Takumi asked. "Two of them were friends. I was apart of the military's regular forces at the time." she reminisced. "The three of them died in a massive battle against the Orphnochs and Darkroaches. That's when Neo Riderman, a specialist, combined the three Rouzers together. The idea being that apart the Ace Riders were weak, but with the power combined it's more formidable." she explained.

One of the other men scoffed at Kaito's proposal. "Mister Hongo, the police cannot accept this proposal. We are teetering on the edge of extinction here. That gear would ensure our survival." the chief of police Makoto Hikawa protested Kaito's offer, wearing a worn G3-X suit with the helmet on the table. "My G3 units are working around the clock, ready to defend the city at a moments notice. They are the last line of defense. It would be irresponsible to just give any gear or valuables to some unknown person."

"Maybe, maybe not. But what's a bit of heartache compared to a massive benefit?" Ren Akiyama was also seated at the table, wearing his signature jacket. "As it stands, the Orphnochs and Darkroaches aren't going away. Kenzaki and Hajime are still mindlessly battling. We can't just squat here in this city forever. We have to reclaim some territory, and this guy is handing us an opportunity on a silver platter." he pointed out.

Takeshi patiently waited for everyone to raise their objections before speaking up. "Mister Kaito, allow me to negotiate. Instead of all the spoils you take only half of all gear or valuables. In exchange you get some food and supplies for your forces, lodging for them within the city, and I'll give you the location of several bases by former terrorist groups I fought, such as Shocker and others." there was some murmuring from the others before he continued.

"These bases would no doubt have rare treasures you'd be more than satisfied with. Normally it'd be unfeasible to go searching for such things, but for you I'd imagine it's not a challenge. I'll only tell you about these locations if you bring your price down to half." he concluded.
 

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"Ah.... I see" Satoru muttered. He didn't seemed particularly satisfied with that answer. "Hey Jun, how much further do we need to go? Also is there anything we should know about these monsters? They are a lot different from the mirror monster I use to fight." Satoru tried to change to subject while also gaining some insight on their enemies.


Kaito briefly stayed silent to contemplate on the counter offer, thinking if he shoild use the blackmail approach. Eventually he decided against since for now, staying on their good side would provide more benefits. "Very well, Mr Hongo. We have a deal. But before I bring my forces in, I would like to know more about the enemy. Their chain of command, HQ locations and types of combatants. Additionally I would also like to know what forces you have and more importantly what you can afford to spare. Rest assured, I understand that you are the underdogs in this war. I won't be asking you to launch a full frontal assault or anything of the sorts. But I still would like to know what exactly I'm working with." Kaito had a serious look in his eyes. While he certainly didn't like fighting in these large scale battles, if he ever got involved, he wouldnt lose.
 

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"We'll be reaching the outer limits of where we were earlier in around twenty minutes, we can start searching from there." Jun said. "The Darkroachi are weak but hard to fight when they get together in a group, and the Orphnochs typically field their Riotroopers when they get bold enough to strike. They're like Riders but with less equipment as they're mass produced." she explained.

"I think I am more suited for this role. May I, General?" Ren asked Hayato Ichimonij, general of their makeshift army. He simply nodded in approval. Ren picked up a tablet and from the middle of the room a hologram projected outwards. "We'll start with the Orphnochs. They are led by the Orphnoch King and his advisor and acting leader known only as Smart Lady. They have four generals to an army." the hologram switched to show Orga, Faiz, Kaixa, and Psyga.

"I would like to point out that we were at one time in possession of the Faiz Gear, at least until Takumi Inui scarified himself. Anyways, Orga, Faiz, Kaixa, and Psyga are each generals fielding armies of Riotrooper grunts numbering around four to seven thousand. We've designated them the Orphnoch First, Second, Third and Fourth Armies respectively. We suspect they have a secondary base also located in the ocean where they keep their forces, though we dare not travel such a far distance." the hologram switched to the stone of sealing.

"Next is the other pain in the neck, the Stone of Sealing. This stone apparently created mankind, if the undead legend is to be believed. As Kenzaki and Hajime continue their battle, the stone continues to spit out the Darkroachi endlessly. They roam aimlessly, fulfilling their role as exterminators of mankind. And that's about all for the enemy." he concluded.

Hikawa, the police chief, spoke up. "I'm in charge of city defenses," he interjected. "So I'll take it from here. We've got one main police building and a few smaller stations. Our civilian population is around a hundred and twelve thousand or so. At capacity this city can hold around four hundred and forty thousand people. The Orphnochs probably wanted to have several bases for strategic reasons, it make sense." he took the tablet, changing the hologram to a G3 suit.

"We're in a precarious position. There are around seven hundred G3 armors in police custody, and they are used for city protection duties twenty four seven. We can't really afford to allow any holes in the city's defensive positions, so military duty is mostly out of the question. My men have to be willing to respond to an incident at a moments notice." Hikawa said, stressing the point. "Any questions so far, Kaito?" Takeshi asked.
 

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"So what's stopping us from taking them head-on? Surely with us here, alongside Kaito's army we would be able wipe them out with ease!" Satoru said with optimism, not knowing the vast differences in numbers between the factions.

Kaito closed his eyes for a short moment to take in all the information provided by the speakers. "So far you have told me that you are hopelessly outnumbered by both the orpnoch forces and darkroachi and you can't afford to spare any G3 units. So tell me what exactly can you afford to spare? I've seen that you have few riders in your service. Would they be able to lend a helping hand? " Kaito asked with a stern tone. As strong as his forces are, they won't be able to deal with such large numbers themselves.
 
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Jun shook her head. "We've lost a lot of men over the years. That includes regular soldiers. You already know about my friends. We'd need to launch a strong offensive to wipe out the Orphnochs, and that's ignoring the endless Darkroaches." she explained.

"We're coming up on the city outskirts." Takumi commented. They started passing by some ruined buildings.

Ren took back the tablet. Kamen Rider Knight appeared as a hologram, and several other Riders. "Well, I myself am a high ranking officer. But I am available for battle, should the need arise. You already met Tachibana's squad, with Garren, Neo Riderman, Black RX, Delta and Jun who is Kamen Rider Flush." he explained.

"Mr. Hongo is of course Kamen Rider 1, and the General is Rider 2. Remaining Riders include Agito, Gills, ZX, Skyrider, Shin, ZO and V3. As well as 3 operational nuclear submarines, and 14,000 available JSDF soldiers." he concluded. "The submarines are keeping the Orphnochs from launching another attack. They know that we could draw them into a trap and wipe them out. We lost thousands of soldiers to get to this point, as well as some Riders that sacrificed themselves."