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Gain Ground, (Alternate Future)
Area: Future, Gain Ground
Sakura notices that half of their companions are missing, suggesting that they were flung to different worlds. They appear to be in a large computer room. Suddenly, the device in the middle activates and everyone gets warped to what appears to be an empty field. Tron has a nagging feeling that she's been here before, though that may be in some of her older data. A knight calls out to them, and Demitri immediately recognizes him as Arthur. He seems to have wound up here after the magic circle in the pyramid warped him away, not to mention that he is somehow unable to move.
Some else calls out from near the gateway, a voice Dante is familiar with. It was Lady, a fellow Devil Hunter who seems to have been trapped here after getting caught in a dimensional rift. Soon, monsters appear and both of them ask for assistance. As Tron continues to ponder, it finally came to her. This place is (cue Chapter title) The Gain Ground System.
Tron explains that the Gain Ground is actually an old type of battle simulator. She explains that once, mankind's fighting spirit was waning and the system was built to revive it. It went berserk and was destroyed long ago, so Ichiro deduces that they arrived in a time before it was destroyed.
They decide to take care of the enemies while rescuing Arthur and Lady. Tron explains that in some sections of Gain Ground, some sections were set up to help rescue captured allies. With that in mind, they begin to march forward.
As they make their way forward, Due appears. She explains that this is only a rest stop before heading into the demon realm as evidenced by Aya-me's appearance and the group of demons that appear out of the gate. They aren't going to allow them to leave, given that they are planning something in the demon realm.
Aya-me retreats, promising to meet again at the appropriate time, place, and an opponent waiting for them. Due also retreats and leaves yet another cryptic hint for them involving the demon world.
Once the field is clear of enemies, they head for the demon world. With some demon specialists in the party, they may also have a chance to return to the real world. Though there are worries about Due and Aya-me, the best course is to just head forward, hoping that they find their missing companions there as well.
Strategy: To rescue Arthur and Lady, simply walk over to an adjacent space next to them then press A. Be sure to save both of them.
Kogoro & Mii
Ichiro & Sakura
Dante & Demitri
Tron & Servbots
Soma & Alisa
Kite & BlackRose
Akira & Pai
Reiji & Xiaomu
Mettaur D2 x4
Hell Wrath x2
Blood Doll Flame x2
Marionette (Purple) x4
Sin Scissors x2
Blood Doll Omega x4
Treasure Mimic x1
Golden Mimic x1
Tar Man x1
Kouma Sandan x3
Kouma Kagizume x3
Kouma Ekisha x2
Red Arremer Ace x4
Due Flabellum (Boss) Equipment Drop: Blue Fake Nails
Aya-me (Boss) Equipment Drop: Hand Knitted Muffler
Shielder (Boss) Equipment Drop: General's Cap
Golden Brown Pizza, Omnipotent Soda, Perfect Aid, Devil Star, Tribal Grass Skirt, Finance Book