RST Pilot is a pilot in Into the Breach.
RST Pilots are employees from the R.S.T. Corporation that are native to the current timeline. They may appear in any unoccupied mechs upon starting a new game.
RST Pilots are no-nonsense and share much of Kern's aggressive pragmatism. They tend to be harsher than the other CorPilots and have a ruthless streak. Sometimes they act stiff and military-like, but at other times, their eagerness for killing Vek comes out.
RST Pilots' names are made up of a given name (male or female) as well as a surname, both of which are randomly selected from the list below:
|Given Name (Male)||Given Name (Female)||Surname|
RST Pilots come without special skills, and only get randomized passive abilities. Due to this limitation, they can easily be outclassed by Time Travelers you encounter during your playthrough. Regardless, in most situations, having a CorPilot is still better than having no pilot at all. If they're not necessary anymore, RST Pilots can be traded in for a Corporate Reputation point after clearing any of the islands.
|Game States||Gamestart||This happens at the start of a new game||"There it is - the island chain being hit by the Vek invasion. Sensors confirm R.S.T. is holding the line. For now."|
|FTL_Found||Happens on the island screen after finding the FTL pilot in a pod.||"There's... something inside the Pod, commander. It's communicating, but what, I don't know."|
|FTL_Start||Happens after you start a new game with an FTL pilot. Only needed for Recruits||"I think it's trying to communicate, commander... at least it seems like it wants to help."|
|*||Gamestart_PostVictory||Start of new game after winning||"Commander? Commander, is that you? Oh, thank god. I was worried I'd get some Archive rookie. So... uh... I'm here about your Vek problem.",
"Commander, this is Pilot #self_full, and I've come from a timeline where we defeated the Vek. Can we talk?"
|Death_Revived||If this unit is dead, but gets repaired||"I'm back. CEO Kern didn't give me permission to die.",
"#self_second here, commander, back in the fight."
|Death_Main||If this unit dies.||"This is it for me.",
"It was an honor to serve, commander.",
|Death_Response||If another unit dies.
Use #main to say the dying unit's name.
|"We will not forget you.",
"We will avenge you."
|Death_Response_AI||If another Mech dies but it doesn't have a pilot to die.||"That Mech and its pilot are scrap metal - keep fighting!"|
|*||TimeTravel_Win||Last thing pilot says before time traveling after a victory.||"Time to redeploy to other timelines.",
"Old soldiers never die... they just jump to other timelines.", "It's been an honor serving the #squad, commander."
|Gameover_Start||Right when you lose||"The Power Grid has failed.",
"The battle's over. This war's lost."
|Gameover_Response||Response to above||"This isn't the end. Initiating temporal breach protocols."|
|UI Barks||Upgrade_PowerWeapon||Turn on a new weapon.||"Locked and loaded.",
"Weapon checks out, commander.", "...Now for some targets."
|Upgrade_NoWeapon||If you have no weapon powered. This plays every time you remove all weapons from the Pilot.||"Need ordnance before deployment, commander.",
"I'm not combat-ready, commander. I need a weapon.", "Need some firepower first."
|Upgrade_PowerGeneric||Diverting reactor power to either Health or Move (basic Mech stats, not a weapon).||"Power readouts are lighting up now.",
"Reactor core checks out, commander.", "Reactor upgrade complete, commander.", "Ready to divert power to Mech's systems, commander."
|Mid- Battle||MissionStart||Generic mission start||"Vek sighted, commander.",
"Drop successful.", "Pilot #self_second, reporting in.", "Ready to make the #squad proud, commander."
|*||Mission_ResetTurn||Triggers after a turn reset||"So that's what terraforming time feels like...",
"Was that safe to do?", "Localized breach complete, commander."
|MissionEnd_Dead||Generic mission end where enemies are all killed||"Got them all. #corp will be pleased.",
"Even Kern's got to be smiling now.", "Region's Vek-free, commander.", "Clean sweep. Good job, #squad."
|MissionEnd_Retreat||Generic mission end when enemies retreat||"Sent the Vek packing, commander.",
"Next time, we can't let the Vek flee - they'll just regroup.", "Vek retreat's not a total victory, but I'll take what I can get."
|MissionFinal_Start||Plays at the start of the final mission||"We're here, but we're too far from the Grid... our Mechs won't last long."|
|MissionFinal_StartResponse||Incoming power pylons||"Picking up the pylon drop on sensors, commander - they're falling fast!"|
|MissionFinal_FallStart||Plays at the start of the ground falling in the final mission|
|MissionFinal_FallResponse||Plays once the ground shakes||"The ground's unstable, we're falling in!"|
|MissionFinal_Bomb||What's the plan?||"It'd take a dozen R.S.T. Earth Movers to collapse this hive... we can't do it on our own."|
|MissionFinal_BombResponse||Before dropping the bomb|
|MissionFinal_CaveStart||Plays at the start of the final cave section (after MissionFinal_BombResponse)||"Vek want to get to that bomb, they'll have to go through us first."|
|*||MissionFinal_BombDestroyed||When the bomb is destroyed, another one is dropped and the battle length is extended.|
|MissionFinal_BombArmed||"Bomb's about to detonate!"|
|PodIncoming||Pod is about to fall||"Picking up an incoming object, commander.",
"Got something on sensors - falling fast."
|PodResponse||Response to above||"It's one of those Pods. Might be someone inside.",
"Guess we were due for a resupply.", "To think... every Pod likely means a timeline died."
|PodCollected_Self||Pod collected (by the pilot talking)||"Acquired.",
"Now let's get back to the mission.", "Secured, commander."
|PodDestroyed_Obs||Pod destroyed (by anyone, including Vek, except the speaker)||"Pod was a distraction anyway.",
"The Pod wasn't our primary objective, put it out of your mind.", "I should have been faster to protect the Pod, commander."
|Secret_DeviceSeen_Mountain||Secret object was inside a mountain
Only needs 1 line per Pilot
|"Picking up something strange in the rubble..."|
|Secret_DeviceSeen_Ice||Secret object was under water after destroying ice
Only needs 1 line per Pilot
|"Picking up something strange beneath the ice..."|
|Secret_DeviceUsed||Only needs 1 line per Pilot||"Whatever it was, it's alive and ticking now. Sending some kind of signal."|
|Secret_Arriving||Only needs 1 line per Pilot||"We've got company... and it's no Time Pod I've ever seen."|
|Emerge_Detected||Emerges are queued.||"Got Vek surfacing, watch the ground!",
"Watch the ground, Vek are about to surface."
|Emerge_Success||Vek Emerges||"Let's stomp that Vek back to where it came from.",
"Vek's popped up just in time to be put down.", "Look at that - fresh meat."
|Emerge_FailedMech||Mech blocks Emerging Vek||"How does that feel, you burrowing S.O.B.?",
"This little bastard isn't going anywhere.", "Yeah, kind of hard to surface now, isn't it?"
|Emerge_FailedVek||Vek Block Emerging Vek||"Hope they kill each other."|
|Mech_LowHealth||Mech has 1 hp.||"I've taken heavy damage, commander, but I'm still in the fight.",
"Hull's almost gone!", "Mech can't take much more!"
|Mech_Webbed||Mech is webbed||"It's got me locked, commander! Trying to break free!",
"Let go, you bastard!",
|Mech_Shielded||Mech is shielded||"Shield engaged, commander.",
"Love this Pinnacle shield tech."
|Mech_Repaired||Mech uses repair.||"Nothing a little grease and spit won't fix...",
"There we go.", "Repairs complete, commander.", "Repairs done. That should keep the engine light off for now.", "Repairs done. Damn repair notifications were driving me crazy..."
|Pilot_Level_Self||Pilot levels up (not necessarily max rank)||"They better not start saluting me.",|
|Pilot_Level_Obs||Pilot is observed to level up||"Good for you, #main_second, you earned it.",|
|Mech_ShieldDown||Mech's shield is removed||"Lost the shield.",
"My shield's down, commander."
|Damage Done||Damage commentary comes in three flavors:
"SELF" : The Mech did themselves "OBS" : The Mech (or CEO) observed another Mech do it "VEK" : A Vek did it, and a CEO or Mech is commenting on that
|Vek_Drown||Vek drowns (from anyone / any cause)||"Good riddance.",
"Guess water and Vek don't mix.", "Deep sixed that Vek."
|Vek_Fall||Vek falls down a hole (from anyone / any cause)||"Hope it hits another Vek on the way down.",
"Buried that Vek.", "One Vek... fell... off radar, commander.", "Feel free to kick some dirt in after it..."
|Vek_Smoke||Vek is put in smoke (from anyone / any cause)||"I hope that Vek chokes on the dust.",
"Like smoking a wasp nest."
|Vek_Frozen||Vek is frozen (from any cause except Snow Storm and Freeze Mine)||"Frozen... but the Vek's still alive in there.",
"Commander, Vek's frozen, but still alive.",
|VekKilled_Self||"Mark one for me.",
"Never get tired of killing Vek...", "Kill confirmed, commander."
|VekKilled_Obs||"That's one for you.",
"Let's keep it up!",
|VekKilled_Vek||"Why are we losing to these things again?",
"Saved us the trouble...", "Vek taken down by another Vek, commander."
|DoubleVekKill_Self||"Mark two for me."|
|DoubleVekKill_Obs||"Now you're just showing off.",
"You need to show me how you did that.", "The Vek are going to need reinforcements quicker than they thought."
|DoubleVekKill_Vek||"Why are we losing to these things again?",
"Saved us the trouble...", "Vek taken down by another Vek, commander.", "Love it when the Vek turn on each other..."
|MntDestroyed_Self||Note that because a destroyed mountain (and building) can then be moved through, some lines reflect the fact the player can now move into these tiles.||"Nothing like a little manual terraforming...",
"At R.S.T., we used to take down mountains like this before breakfast.", "This is nothing - wait to you see an R.S.T. Earth Mover at work."
|MntDestroyed_Obs||"Doing a little terraforming? R.S.T. is hiring.",
"At R.S.T., we used to take down mountains like that before breakfast.", "That's nothing - wait to you see an R.S.T. Earth Mover at work."
|MntDestroyed_Vek||"Too bad R.S.T. can't herd up the Vek to help with terraforming..."|
|PowerCritical||"Grid's down to fumes. Guard the buildings.",
"Grid's approaching zero, commander!", "Protect the Grid, it's almost gone!"
|Bldg_Destroyed_Self||"I had no choice, commander.",
"Forgive me.", "Those lives are on me."
|Bldg_Destroyed_Obs||"Watch your fire!",
"Check your fire!"
|Bldg_Destroyed_Vek||"That Vek's mine.",
|Bldg_Resisted||Building resists damage, currently anyone can comment but I can change this to _Obs/_Self/_Vek if we think it's worth it.||"The building took the hit!",
"Building's tougher than it looks."
|Mission Specific||Mission_Train_TrainStopped||"The #corp train is hit, but not destroyed. Yet.",
"Train's hit, but not out!", "Train damaged, commander, but not destroyed."
|Mission_Train_TrainDestroyed||"That train's gone. Leave it.",
"Train's a casualty. Let's make sure there aren't any more.", "Train's dead, #corp can bury it after we're done here.", "#corp train's destroyed, commander."
|*||Mission_Block_Reminder||Remind player to block emerging Vek||"We need to keep those Vek from surfacing!",
"We need to keep those Vek pinned underground!", "Don't worry, commander, we'll keep the Vek from emerging as ordered."
|Mission_Airstrike_Incoming||"Great - Archive air support, for what that's worth.",
"Old Earth plane incoming... let's hope Archive can keep it in the air.", "Watch your heads, Archive bomber coming in.", "About to have hell raining down from above..."
|Mission_Tanks_Activated||Both tanks survived to activation||"Those old Archive tanks finally woke up. Get them moving!",
"Both tanks are powered up. Let's put that old artillery to use!", "Those two Archive tanks are primed. Hope they don't shoot dust."
|Mission_Tanks_PartialActivated||Only one tank survived to activation||"That last Archive tank finally woke up. Get it moving!",
"Surviving tank is powered up. Let's put that old artillery to use!", "Archive tank is reporting in. Hope it doesn't shoot dust."
|*||Mission_Dam_Reminder||Remind player to destroy the Dam||"That dam still has to go.",
"That dam needs to be destroyed to protect the region.", "Don't worry about the dam, commander, we'll take it down."
|Mission_Dam_Destroyed||After the completed animation of the dam drowning things||"Uh... Archive control? You've got yourselves a new river.",
"Dam breach successful.", "That'll make a nice wall to Vek burrowing efforts."
|Mission_Satellite_Destroyed||Triggers only when the first satellite is destroyed||"Rocket's destroyed, commander.",
"We lost one of the rockets, commander.", "It's gone! Protect the other rocket!"
|Mission_Satellite_Imminent||Triggers when the Satellite queues its launch (the turn before it actually launches) -- It can trigger for either satellite, or both, it's randomized.||"Almost ready to launch...",
"It's almost in the air, commander.", "Just need to buy that rocket a little more time..."
|Mission_Satellite_Launch||Triggers when the satellite actually takes off, can trigger for either or both||"Rocket's airborne!"|
|Mission_Mines_Vek||Vek Killed by Mine||"Mine shredded that Vek.",
"Love to see those Vek pop.",
|Mission_Terraform_Destroyed||If the terraformer is destroyed||"Terraformer destroyed. CEO Kern must be losing it right now.",
"R.S.T. is going to have us filling out reports on this for months.", "Terraformer down, commander.", "Thing was one of R.S.T.'s best defenses against the Vek!"
|Mission_Terraform_Attacks||After the player uses the terraformer (not necessarily the first, random chance)
This will obey the same rules as other barks, where something like a pilot death will take priority.
|"Think that's impressive? Wait till you see an R.S.T. Earth Mover in action."|
|Mission_Cataclysm_Falling||Triggers when ground is falling during either RST mission with falling ground||"Quake on sensors... just another day in the R.S.T.",
"Living on R.S.T., you get used to the quakes.", "That should stir the Vek up..."
|Mission_Lightning_Strike_Vek||If lightning hits a Vek||"Storm's out of control...",
"R.S.T. started using the weather to fight the Vek... now it's fighting on its own.", "Watch out for the storms, not just the Vek!"
|Mission_Solar_Destroyed||Solar panel destroyed||"Kern's not going to like our report about the farm, commander.",
"Farm's destroyed, commander."
|*||Mission_Force_Reminder||Remind player to destroy the mountains||"Those mountains still have to go.",
"Those mountain Vek-hives-to-be still need to be leveled.", "Don't worry about the mountains, commander, we'll bring them down."
|Mission_Freeze_Mines_Vek||Vek Frozen by Mine. This takes priority over all other Freeze conditions.||"The Vek need to learn to watch where they step.",
"Cryo-mine disabled the Vek, commander.", "Cryo-mine froze the Vek, commander."
|Mission_Factory_Destroyed||Bot Factory destroyed||"Pinnacle can bill me.",
"Factory's destroyed, commander."
|Mission_Factory_Spawning||Bot Factory spawning||"Which side is Pinnacle on?",
"Can't believe Zenith wants to protect these things..."
|Mission_Reactivation_Thawed||A selection of enemies on the map are freed from ice (might be bots)||"Hostiles breaking free, commander.",|
|Mission_SnowStorm_FrozenVek||Snowstorm freezes Vek||"Storm's wreaking hell on those Vek.",
"One Vek, on the rocks.", "One cold day in hell for the Vek."
|Mission_SnowStorm_FrozenMech||Snowstorm freezes speaking Mech -- This takes priority if Vek are frozen as well||"I thought R.S.T. weather was hell...",
"Ngghh - if it's not lightning, it's ice."
|BotKilled_Self||Player kills a hostile Bot||"It's scrap.",
"Had to scrap it.",
|BotKilled_Obs||Player is observed to kill a hostile Bot||"These bots didn't leave us much choice.",
"Another bot for the junkpile.",
|Mission_Disposal_Destroyed||Player was supposed to defend the Disposal unit and it was destroyed -- Shooter could be anyone||"Launcher's destroyed, commander.",
"Nothing more we can do about the launcher - concentrate on the Vek."
|Mission_Disposal_Activated||Player uses Disposal Unit -- mass damage||"I wouldn't want to be in charge of cleaning this up...",
"Detritus isn't much for subtlety, are they?"
|Mission_Barrels_Destroyed||A.C.I.D. barrel destroyed (as per mission objectives) -- shooter unclear||"Vat's popped.",
"Vat breached, commander.", "One chemical spill, as ordered."
|Mission_Power_Destroyed||Power plant is destroyed||"Guess we'll need to ration the juice to our Mechs in the future...",
"It's gone - focus on the Vek.", "Power plant's destroyed, commander."
|Mission_Teleporter_Mech||Mech teleports (self)||"Detritus needs to miniaturize these things.",
"Teleport successful.", "Re-deployed, commander.", "Re-acquiring targets..."
|Mission_Belt_Mech||Mech moves on conveyor (self) (does not hit anything, no damage, etc.)||"Hope this belt holds...",
"Need to get off this before it dumps me in a vat.",