~ Chapter 69 Translation, Scan now available ~
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Yeah, he's pretty shady if you ask me.
Apparently he's here to research transmutation of living bodies, or something.
Tankee: The giant Drachman Bio-soldier?
Weren't the Elric Brothers giving him orders?
Hippie: They wouldn't talk, so they got tied up and thrown in jail.
They DEFINITELY know something about that big dude.
Soldier: They're Drachman spies!
Please take them back to Central and try them for espionage!
Side: Raven approaches the imprisoned Elrics...what does he want?
Big words: Absolute trust
is the strongest bond
Title: The Cornerstone of Briggs
Raven: I'm Raven, from Central.
His Excellency the Fuhrer has told me all about you.
Mustang: Everyone at the top is corrupt.
SFX: Shoo, shoo
Raven: You haven't said anything...unnecessary to the Briggs soldiers, I see.
Ed: Well...we had to promise we wouldn't.
Raven: Is that a problem?
Ed: Of course it is.
Who wouldn't have a problem with people taking hostages?
Raven: You're still too young to understand.
Try to see the big picture!
What we're attempting is for the good of the nation...
and for the whole world!
You should be proud that you have the opportunity to be involved!
Perhaps right now you feel you're not being treated fairly,
but soon you'll be grateful. I'm sure of it.
The same goes for the soldiers in this fort!
If they just do what they're told, then we'll be one step closer to a better, brighter future!
When will we be released?
We were told that if we didn't get in your way, we'd be free to continue on our travels...
Raven: Soon, very soon. Don't worry about that.
Ed: What'll you do about the hole and that tunnel?
That's part of your plan too, right?
If anyone finds out...
Raven: Don't worry about that, either.
Major General Armstrong will release the Homonculus back into the tunnel and seal it shut.
She's on our side now.
Henshel (?): We've begun constructing the cover for the tunnel.
It should be complete in a week.
Henshel: Ma'am, you can't be serious about following Lt. General Raven's orders!
SFX: Cling Clang
Henshel: What about searching for the missing recon team?
Olivia: Shut your trap, Henshel.
Henshel: They might still be alive...
They might be waiting for us to help them!!
Olivia: Are you DEAF?
Shut up and follow orders!
SFX: Cling Clang
Kimbley: Take things by force...mmhmm.
Even the impregnable "North Wall of Briggs" has to give in to authority, eh?
Oh, well...that's the smart thing to do.
So that's him...
SFX: Crack crack
Let me handle this.
Good morning, Sloth.
You had a good sleep, I see.
WANNA SLEEP MORE
Raven: No, no, you still have work to do.
Raven: Remember what Pride said?
You have to finish your job.
BUT I GOTTA DO IT
AAAH, HATE WORK
WHY DO I
Raven: See? No cause for concern.
He's not a Drachman spy.
He's a chimera,
working for Central.
Working to make our great nation even stronger.
Of course, the details are still classified.
Raven: Now then, my fine Briggs soldiers,
it's time to seal this hole.
You are now privy to top secret information.
We are all partners now.
Nope, there's no reading this.
May: You're sure?
This looks like a very old form of Ishvalic.
All the vital parts are written in the old language...probably so outsiders wouldn't be able to decipher it.
Shoot...You can't crack a code if you can't even read the letters...
May: Do we have to give up?
Marcoh: Scar might be able to read them.
He's an Ishvalan priest, so it's likely he'd have studied their old language.
May: I hope Scar-san's okay...
it's been a week and he still hasn't come...
Soldier: Found her.
That's the girl with the black and white cat.
Other soldier: WAGUH-
Scar: Did you find his research?
May: We sure did!
Scar: We need to move.
Briggs is closing in on this place.
Scar: Move it!
SFX on the whole page: CLANG
Soldiers: This's going quick.
Get more water
We are the chosen who will be endowed with Godlike bodies and control of the world.
That soldier...Smith, was it?
There was no avoiding what happened to that recon team.
A small sacrifice to accomplish our great goal....
Their reward will be helping us climb to even greater heights.
Olivia: So the "lesser beings" are sacrificed for the benefit of the "chosen"...?
"Survival of the fittest."
The weak and the foolish become the cornerstones of the nation,
and the strong build and prosper on top of them.
Olivia: Does that include Ishval?
Raven: Indeed. Just another piece of the puzzle.
They were destined for ruin from the beginning.
It's all going according to plan.
The civil war, everything before, and everything since.
Kimbley: I see. Yes, by all means.
Kimbley: Sorry about that.
Miles: You're very punctual when it comes to those phone calls, aren't you?
Kimbley: Well, I am here to do a job.
SFX: Tak tak tak
Kimbley: By the way, where is Lt. General Raven?
I need to tell him...
Miles: Before you came here, you made a full recovery from critical wounds in a single day.
And when you showed up, General Raven was with you.
What kind of magic are you using?
Kimbley: That's none of your concern.
Where is Lt. General Raven?
Miles: Hold it.
I'm not done yet.
Why did they just decide to release you, after you were jailed for murdering several superior officers?
Kimbley: I thought I made myself clear.
That's none of your concern.
SFX: Swoosh swoosh swoosh
Olivia: How long has this plan been around?
Raven: Since the country was founded.
And now, finally...
Raven: It's almost complete. My generation must make it come to fruition.
Sloth has no time to rest.
Olivia: Ah ha...
They're not just eager, they're getting nervous...
Raven: I'm most thankful for your cooperation, Major General Armstrong.
Raven: I'll talk to the higher-ups and have them get your seat ready.
Olivia: There won't be any need to prepare a new seat for me.
Olivia: Did Smith lose his right arm?
Or his left?
Getting old must be terrifying, eh Lt. General Raven?
You used to be a model soldier who truly cared about this country...but that was a long time ago.
Raven: Wh...What's the meaning of this, Armstrong? How dare you...
I promised you a seat...
I gave you the chance to be one of the chosen!
Olivia: Like I said,
there's no need to prepare a new seat for me.
The seat your rotten [All hail lord Xenu] has been sitting in
just opened up!
Raven: You fool...
You're giving up...
it was there...
for the taking...
Henshel: Your immortality
requires you to abandon your allies, and betray your countrymen.
Olivia: We'll make you one of the cornerstones for the Briggs pipeline
Buccaneer: Yes, ma'am!
Everyone will continue to move as planned.
Clean this mess up.
Bobby (?): Yes'm.
Henshel: Please stop this, Major General!
If we close the hole completely we won't be able to get back down!
SFX: Tok tok tok tok tok
Henshel: We have to keep it open while we search for Smith's platoon.
Please, General...please, stop the work on the hole and-
Henshel: What's this?
Olivia: I had Fullmetal make us a back door just in case.
A friend of a friend is a nurse down at the mountain's base.
He says, "Kimbley was admitted in critical condition, but made a full recovery and was released the next day.
There's no way he could recover that fast."
"He came out completely healed right after General Raven visited his room."
Mustang: General Raven?
Girl: He's come to our store once or twice.
He's a pretentious lecher, too!
Mustang: Raven and Kimbley...?
Girl: That's all I have for you this week.
Mustang: Thanks a bunch,
I appreciate it.
Now I can get that new purse!
Mustang: Need me to take you home?
Girl: No, you can drop me off here.
I'm meeting some friends first.
Come by the store some time, Roy!
Voice: Looks like you got dumped, eh mister?
Woman: Bring her a big bouquet of flowers next time, she'll be putty in your hands!
Small SFX: Yep yep
Woman: In fact, why don't you get these?
Mustang: I just got ditched, and you want me to go home depressed and alone with a bunch of flowers?
Woman: Hey, getting dumped means you're free to pick up other women.
Speaking of which, I have a message from the "North Wall of Briggs", Major General Olivia Mila Armstrong,
for Roy Mustang.
I think I'll buy some flowers after all...give me everything in the cart.
You've been pestering me quite a bit today.
Is it because I was an active State Alchemist during the Ishval Civil War?
What will it take for you to be satisfied?
You want to shoot me?
Petty things like that won't make the loss of your family any less painful.
Or maybe you'd like to know EXACTLY how they perished?
Miles: Shut up, Kimbley.
Kimbley: I see! Well then, I won't leave out a single detail-
Miles: SHUT YOUR f*!@ING MOUTH!
Here you are.
May I have a word, sir?
MileS: What is it?
Soldier: A message from General Armstrong, sir.
Soldier: She says,
"The plan has been executed. You can stop stalling him."
Miles: Roger that.
Finally, I can get away from that "thing."
I'm sick of talking about that damn topic, even if it was all an act.
General Raven has disappeared.
Do you know where he might've gone?
Kimbley: He's missing?
Miles: He must've wandered off on his own...this is a dangerous place if you're not familiar with it.
If something's happened to the Lt. General...
Kimbley: Who cares?
This is good news, at least for me.
"In the event that something happens to General Raven, you have my permission to move and act as you see fit."
That is, word for word, what the Fuhrer told me.
I have something to take care of at the foot of the mountain. Would you prepare a car for me, Major Miles?
Kimbley: Have I made myself clear?
As of this moment, my actions are the Fuhrer's actions.
Now then, my car, please.
SFX: Fidget x 5
Ed: When're you gonna let us out?
Hippie: Keep your pants on, kid.
Ed: Heard anything about the girl with the black & white cat?
Hippie: They're still looking for her.
Hippie: I know you're ready to get back on the road,
but you gotta take the time to rest up before you make any big moves, too.
Ed: Is this gonna cost me 100 Cenz?
Hippie: Nope, mine's 200.
Ed: I'm returning it.
Hippie: All sales are final.
SFX: Tok tok tok TOK
I'm here to see the Fullmetal Alchemist.
Wow, you don't look like you trust me one bit.
Did I do something to upset you?
I'm here because you two have a visitor!
Ed: We do?
Kimbley: Please come in.
visitor: Thank you.
Ed: YOU DUMBASS!!
Al: WHAT'RE YOU DOING HERE?!
What do you mean? I'm here to switch Ed's automail to the kind they use up here!
Ed: Nobody sent for you!!
Winry: No way! The army called me directly!!
Ed: Look, you can't just come to a dangerous pl--- er, uh...
Winry: Huh? Hey, forget about ME! What're you two doing in prison?!
Al: That's, uh...it's a long...what about your customers in Rush Valley?
Did you just abandon them to come here!?
Winry: You jerk!
I didn't leave until they were all taken care of!
, I brought you some polish!
Al: Ooh, thanks-
Kimbley: Okay, okay, let's all calm down.
Kimbley: I heard that the Fullmetal Alchemist hadn't been fitted with automail for use in cold weather.
I mentioned this to the Fuhrer in my report, and apparently he was concerned.
So, he had his people contact Ms. Rockbell and arranged transportation for her.
had him very concerned.
Text: The trump card is in play!