Previously: The Robotech Masters sent their Zentraedi war slaves to exterminate the Quintessons.
That’s really all you need to know for this match.
“The Zentraedi are destroying us!” A Quintesson judge exclaimed. “If they continue at this pace we will be gone in one year!”
“We should go the Robotech Masters and negotiate a ceasefire.” Said another judge.
“The Robotech Masters control the Zentaedi. This attack is because the Robotech Masters wish it.”
From an outsider’s point of view, all of the Quintessons were identical. But there were variations. The five heads weren’t in the same order on all of them. Some were slightly larger than others. And the voices of the various heads differed.
“Then we must move someone in place to defend us.”
It was a depressingly valid question. The Quintessons vile reputation preceded them. No one would stand in the way of their extermination. Besides, how many civilizations were there that could stand up to the might of the Zentraedi?
“I believe I have a solution.” Said a single headed lesser Quintesson. “An ancient species. They obliterate entire peoples in order to test their worth to exist. The Shadows.”
“But they hide away, only to come out at the times of their choosing; when a civilization had flourished enough to be tested. Had we not redirected their attention, they would have come after us millions of years ago.”
“What better test is there for The Shadows than the giant servants of the The Robotech Masters?”
“Or better yet- the Tirolians themselves.”
“Yes! Then they will send the Zentraedi to defend them. They will have no time for us!”
“We should begin sending propaganda psychic waves that The Shadows will receive. When they know of the power the Robotech Masters command, there is no doubt that they will come out to test them.”
It took months but the Shadows did find the Robotech Masters intriguing. Their armada began its journey toward Tirol and the Robotech Masters saw them coming.
They called millions of Zentraedi ships in from various missions, leaving key forces to continue in vital operations. Dolza himself was to command the war. He was first Zentraedi that the Masters had created. He was purely loyal to them and the other Zentraedi feared him.
As their slave race mounted up and prepared to face the Shadows, the Robotech Masters secured themselves in other ways. Ways that excluded them from combat.
Should the preposterous happen and The Zentraedi fall, Tirolian civilization needed to be preserved. No matter if The Zentraedi were wiped out. The Masters could clone new giant warriors. But Tirol. Tirol was all important.
Let the Shadows come. Let the Shadows learn the power of the Robotech Masters.
Consider this a full scale long term war.
Except for Dolza, none of the other known Zentraedi (Breetai, Miriya, Khyron, Azonia) will be involved in this war.
Who is the more powerful destructors?
Or The Shadows?