>What is this? Saiyan Story is a series of Choose Your Own Adventure threads in which you play the part of a Saiyan Warrior. Decisions are made by vote, with the option to earn the most in a fifteen minute interval winning. In the event of a tie, there will be five minutes to vote between the competing options.http://pastebin.com/EBPnZfRz power levels and abilities>Stats Power Level: 40,000,000 Health: Excellent Ki: 100%>Recap You travelled to a local museum along with Salta, Vegeta, and Huhn-tresh. The four of you viewed an exhibit on human technology, where Doctor Briefs happened to be unveiling an invention. As Bulma was there too, Vegeta stayed behind while you took Salta and Huhn-tresh to visit an exhibit on warfare, which they seemed to find interesting. You then returned to Capsule Corp, and Salta explained what she and Vegeta had been discussing. He had requested that she lead a mission to locate surviving Saiyans. You asked her about the secrecy of the discussion they had, and Salta explained there were certain people he did not trust. You eventually got her to explain that Vegeta mistrusted Fita's parents. The two of you decided to gather some of the others and head to Kami's Lookout to discuss both your visions, and the issue of Fita's parents. You told everyone about your new vision, and requested that Fita put you in touch with her mentor, King Kai. You asked him who would have been able to trigger your most recent vision, and he told you very few would be able, and even fewer would have reason to. After finishing talking with him, you all discussed Fita's parents, and how you could deal with them if they betrayed you. You decided to wait and keep a close eye on them.
>>30124581If push comes to shove we could always read the aliums' minds. IT to one, IT them to Namek or something, root around for any plans or plots, then bring them back.
"So, it seems like we have a lot of work to do" 17 comments."Right, I suppose we'd better get to work" Salta agrees."But, where should we start?" Spina asks.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30125086>A"As much as I hate to sideline you, 17, 18, part of the point is to keep you from being controlled. So for the time being, I have to ask you to be patient.""The last Red Ribbon scientist is one potential suspect and lead. Vegeta, Nail, Arey, and the Briefs still need to be checked for any... "intrusion". That's a job that only I can do, or Kami if we can convince him to help.""The last option would be to interrogate Fita's "parents" myself. It would tip our hand, but it would be direct, and would mean we could skip checking our friends and allies one at a time. And with Instant Transmission at my disposal, they would have no ability to react."
>>30125269"As much as I hate to sideline you, 17, 18, part of the point is to keep you from being controlled. So for the time being, I have to ask you to be patient" you tell them."You want us to sit out while you have all the fun? No way" 17 tells you."The last Red Ribbon scientist is one potential suspect and lead. Vegeta, Nail, Arey, and the Briefs still need to be checked for any... "intrusion". That's a job that only I can do, or Kami if we can convince him to help" you tell the others."I'd say checking the others should be done first" Salta tells you."The last option would be to interrogate Fita's "parents" myself. It would tip our hand, but it would be direct, and would mean we could skip checking our friends and allies one at a time. And with Instant Transmission at my disposal, they would have no ability to react" you say."I think that's a bad idea" Salta says. "Tipping our hand now is incredibly risky.">A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30125436>A"Agreed. But asking before checking presents the same risk.""Salta, Spina, I'd like you to ask Vegeta and Bulma to come up to the lookout. Use some excuse of wanting to discuss that "secret mission" of Vegeta's. I'll just need a few minutes to check Arey and Nail. If either of you notices something suspicious, use IT to bail out.""Fita, I'd like you to make sure nothing fishy happens to 17 and 18. You can all go down to Capsule Corp and try using their computers to gather as much information as you can on the last scientist before we go in.""Sound solid? Anything I'm missing?"
>>30125574"Agreed. But asking before checking presents the same risk" you point out."Salta, Spina, I'd like you to ask Vegeta and Bulma to come up to the lookout. Use some excuse of wanting to discuss that "secret mission" of Vegeta's. I'll just need a few minutes to check Arey and Nail. If either of you notices something suspicious, use IT to bail out.""Alright" the sisters say before vanishing. "Fita, I'd like you to make sure nothing fishy happens to 17 and 18. You can all go down to Capsule Corp and try using their computers to gather as much information as you can on the last scientist before we go in" you say."On it" Fita tells you as her and the Androids vanish.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30125906>BIT to Nail. Grab Nail. IT to a random wasteland.>A"Sorry about that, Nail, but we might have a problem. We've got some indication that the aliens who've been living on Mars with you and Arey might be planning something involving mind-control, so I have to poke around in your mind for a bit. You and Arey live there, so you're the most at risk."
>>30125906Hey, SOM?If I'm actually the only person playing, you might want to consider an early end to the thread. It's no fun playing solitaire, and I regardless of how well things go people will probably bitch about my unilateral decisions.
>>30126009You teleport to Nail, grab him, and teleport to a wasteland using Instant Transmission."Sorry about that, Nail, but we might have a problem. We've got some indication that the aliens who've been living on Mars with you and Arey might be planning something involving mind-control, so I have to poke around in your mind for a bit. You and Arey live there, so you're the most at risk" you explain."You have a lot of nerve" he growls.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30126225>A."Damn right.">B.Root around. If he says no KO him and then root around
>>30126225>A"I'm not bullshitting you, Nail. There are a lot of lives on the line here."
>>30126276If we do end up going in, we should also look for repressed/missing/altered memories: any evidence of a surgery that might have been performed.
>>30126276>>30126343Vote 5 minutes
>>30126983Voting for not knocking Nail the fuck out. >>30126343
>>30127131>>30127066>>30126343"I'm not bullshitting you, Nail. There are a lot of lives on the line here" you tell him."Really? Because this sounds like some made up crap to me. And where do you get off popping out of nowhere and bringing me here? My job is to guard Arey, I can't really do that here" he tells you.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30127193>B See if there's anything fishy going on in his head
>>30127193>A"I'll take you back if you promise to cooperate. Really it doesn't matter where we do this so long as it's done without the people we suspect finding out about it.""But I WILL be checking you over, unless you'd like to explain to everyone why you refused to cooperate when we're all in the goddamned Otherworld."
>>30127221>>30127435"I'll take you back if you promise to cooperate. Really it doesn't matter where we do this so long as it's done without the people we suspect finding out about it" you tell him."Fine" he grumbles.You teleport the two of you back to Mars, and proceed to search his mind. Nothing out of order.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30127770>A Thanks, I'm gonna go find Arey.>B Walk away, but while were walking search his mind againWhat if they switched off the mind control for a while? While were walking away we should try it again without him noticing
>>30127819I'd be fine with this.
>>30127872>>30127819"Thanks, I'm gonna go find Arey" you tell him."Uhh...I'm right here, what's going on?" Arey asks, looking extremely confused.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30128140>A Oh, there you are Arey, I was wondering if....>B Keep stalling Arey while checking Nail's mind.
>>30128140>A"... so you are. Anyway, I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about how the Namekians first learned how to make dragon balls? It's too specific a sort of thing to just come out of nowhere.">BRe-check Nail's mind briefly, then check Arey's mind. Look either for tampering or evidence of past tampering having been covered up.
>>30128217>>30128301"Oh, there you are Arey" you say. "I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about how the Namekians first learned how to make Dragon Balls. It's too specific a thing to have just come out of nowhere."While saying this, you search Nail's mind again. Once more, you find nothing."Honestly, I don't know" Arey confesses. "It was learned long ago, and no save perhaps Guru know how."As he speaks, you search his mind, and, like Nail's, find it to be normal.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30128614>>30128217Why check nail again? we just checked him. Come straight with arey, tell him there's some possible mind corruption and ask permission to scan him. He'd notice us scanning him anyway.
>>30128661"And he didn't pass that on to the people actually going ahead and making the next generation? Seriously?"
>>30128702The point was that Fitas parents might be monitoring them and left when we first grabbed Nail. We were trying to catch them off guard if they came back
>>30128770"And he didn't pass that on to the people actually going ahead and making the next generation? Seriously?" you ask."He told us how to make them, not how the first Namekian to do so figured it out" Arey tells you.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30128661>A"I see. Sorry, Arey. Nail. If it's any consolation, the two of you are both free of any mental tampering.""I get precognitive visions from time to time. Several of them recently, as well as several of Kami's, have suggested that someone may be planning to use our friends and allies as weapons through some kind of mind control. Since the two aliens who live on Mars with you have powers like that, I wanted to check that your minds were still your own.""If you'll pardon me, I need to go mind-probe Vegeta. And I'm not looking forward to it.">BSense for Fita, Bardock, Salta and Spina. If everything seems to be in order, teleport to Salta and Spina.
>>30129156Voting to do >>30129166
>>30129358>>30129344>>30129196>>30129166"I see. Sorry, Arey. Nail. If it's any consolation, the two of you are both free of mental tampering" you tell them."Gee, thanks" Nail grumbles."I get precognitive visions from time to time. Several of them recently, as well as several of Kami's, have suggested that someone may be planning to use our friends and allies as weapons through some kind of mind control. Since the two aliens who live on Mars with you have powers like that, I wanted to check that your minds were still your own" you explain."That's...interesting" Arey comments."If you'll pardon me, I need to go mind-probe Vegeta. And I'm not looking forward to it" you tell them, turning to leave.>A. Go find Vegeta>B. Play as Bardock in the situation on Earth
>>30129685>B.BARDOCK MODE ENGAGE
>BSom, I've been meaning to ask, but is Arey's name an anagram of year?
>>30129730Nope, good guess, though
>>30129685>option to play as "Bardock" in "a situation"Well, then.
>>30129889>>30129874>>30129760>>30129730>>30129698>You are now playing as Bardock.You are in the forest surrounding Goku's home, as usual. Yourself, Goku, Onia, and Chi Chi have spent the day together, roaming the woods, talking, just enjoying each other's company. You sit on a log, while Goku lies in the grass in front of you, hands behing his head. Onia leans against a nearby tree, and Chi Chi paces back and forth aimlessly.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30130195ask Onia if she wants to go behind the bushes
>>30130195>Check out chi chi.
>>30130195>A This is great isn't it? Just hanging out in the forest with my friends.
>>30130243I meant Onia, not chi chi...
>>30130195seconding >>30130259>>30130272Additionally, what is bardock's relationship with Onia
>>30130195>A"What were we doing, again? I kinda zoned out for a moment."
>>30130298She's his best friend along with Goku and Chi Chi
>>30130314lol so they are still 'just friends' then? Are they dating or anything like that?
>>30130419>>30130298>>30130272>>30130259>>30130243You look over at Onia, leaning against the tree, arms crossed, eyes closed. As usual, she is dressed in her battle armor, grey with a white trim that matches her hair. Apparently she can tell you're looking at her, because she opens her eyes and gives you a smile."This is great, isn't it?" you ask the group. "Just hanging out in the forest with my friends.""Yep, it doesn't get better than this" Goku agrees."I'd say it was even better when Chi Chi fell in the river" Onia comments.Chi Chi stops pacing and glares at her friend. "It was not funny!""It was pretty funny" Onia counters. "Especially when Bardock had to jump in after you.">A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30130685"Well I did wait for goku to make it a fair contest, but the oaf was too busy looking for a T-rex for lunch."
>>30130997>>30130824>>30130748"Well, I did try waiting for Goku to make it a fair contest, but the oaf was too busy looking for a T-rex for lunch" you remind them."Hey, T-rex is delicious!" Goku says. "Don't let Spina hear you say that" Onia warns with a smirk.Goku jumps to his feet. "I know, I know.""You know, you could have helped me instead of standing there laughing!" Chi Chi tells Onia."I could have, but it would have been a lot less fun" Onia counters. "So, what now? I'd say let's go for a swim, but I think Chi Chi has had enough of that for one day."She ducks under a rock that Chi Chi throws at her and laughs.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30131161>A I dunno, hey Chi Chi do you know how to fly?
>>30131218I think she doesn't. Maybe just offer her. I mean, she is about power level 2k now, wasn't that where the Z-warriors learned to more or less keep flying?
>>30131387Goku and Piccolo could fly before Dragonball ended, and at the beginning of Z, their powers were just over 300
>>30131218>>30131387"I dunno" you say. "Hey, Chi Chi, do you know how to fly?""No, I forgot in the last hour" she says sarcastically, rolling her eyes. "Of course I can, you guys taught me how yourselves.""And yet, you didn't bother flying out of the river" Onia comments."I was disoriented" Chi Chi says in her defense."Right, that's it" Onia teases with a smirk before dodging another rock.Suddenly, you scouters all activate at once. You detect a pair of power levels too high to read to the Southwest.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30131610>A Everyone to the lookout, NOW!>B Get to the lookout
>>30131424Actually, I only just watched them, and their power goes to 4-500 in the fight with raditz after they ditch the weighted clothing. Afterwards on snakeway goku only makes short distance jump-flying and actually has trouble landing on snakeway when his aim was a bit off.Picolo was already able to fly though, granted.
>>30131674Hahaha. This. This NOW!
>>30131674Pretty much. they're the new scouters, right? they should be able to read anything.
>>30131791Even the new scouters have limits. Android 16's power level was about as high as they could go
>>30131791>>30131720>>30131674"Everyone to the lookout, NOW!" you shout."Aww....but I wanna fight the strong people" Goku whines."Goku, you heard the man, get to the Lookout this instant!" Chi Chi yells."Yes ma'am" Goku says fearfully before flying towards the Lookout as fast as he can.Chi Chi smiles at you and Onia before flying towards the Lookout herself.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30131977>A C'mon we gotta go warn everyone>B Fly to the lookout
>>30131977Take off after them. Fly as quickly as we can and drag people along if they fall behind.
>>30132023>>30132026"C'mon, we gotta go warn everyone" you tell Onia.She nods and takes off towards the Lookout, with you following closely behind. The two of you arrive shortly after Goku and Chi Chi. You can sense that most of the others are at Capsule Corporation."So, now what?" Onia asks.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30132357>A Does anyone here know Instant Transmission?
>>30132357Bardock has psychic powers too, right? If so, contact Frank.
>>30132357This>>30132380If not ask Kami to alert frank
>>30132564>>30132550>>30132380"Does anyone here know Instant Transmission?" you ask."No" Chi Chi tells you."Nope" Goku says."Negative" Onia adds. "You can mentally contact everyone, right? Or is that just Salta you can contact?">A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30132762>B.Mentally contact whoever we can. Especially Frank and salta
>>30132873Pretty much, start with frank, then salta, spina and fita
>>30133145>>30132873You try contacting your father, having no real luck at that. So, you try contacting Salta. You inform her of what you picked up on your scouters, and she tells you she will be there as soon as she can. A few moments later, she and the others all appear on the Lookout.>A. Play as Frank>B. Keep playing as Bardock
>>30133212>C. Go to sleep.Bye guys, don't do anything too retarded. Thanks for the thread Somn and don't forget to archive!
>>30133270You got it, goodnight Anon
Blow up the planet
>>30133471>>30133234Deadlock, 5 minutes
>>30133601>B. Keep playing as Bardock
>>30133601>B.Bardock mode pls
>>30133601eh sure, well keep as Bardock>BI don't mind either way
>>30133669>>30133655>>30133622"Alright, where did you sense those power levels?" Salta asks you, looking more nervous than you have seen her in a long time.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30133859>A.To the Southwest from where we were hanging out which is ______.
>>30134024"To the Southwest of where we were hanging out" you tell her.She sighs. "Why do I get the feeling they're in South City?""Because they are" Onia says, tracking them with her scouter."Wonderful" Salta grumbles."I have an idea, let's not go there" Spina suggests.>A. Say something>B. Do something
>>30134437>A"Why so nervous? What's going on?"
>>30134437>A. Thats probably a good idea. Where is Dad(or Frank if thats what he calls him)? And are you okay Mom? You seem really nervous. Btw, any anons around or am I alone?
>>30134611I'm here, but I find my interest waning.
>>30134682Well, that's dissapointing
>>30134611I'm here, just quiet.
>>30134611can we go with this?I'm always here, I just don't post much
>>30134707Took us forever to get here, and when we finally did it seems like the threads we spent trying to avoid the scenario were entirely wasted.It should come as no surprise.
>>30134729What did you do to avoid this scenario, actually?
>>30134785As it turns out, nothing, because it seems like our efforts were misfocused. We were chasing another threat entirely, and something else came up out of nowhere.
>>30134611>>30134717>>30134720"That's probably a good idea. Where's dad?" you ask. "And are you alright? You seem really nervous.""Your dad is on Mars" she tells you, "And I'm nervous because your father had visions of this, and in one of them, he died.">Any questions before we conclude?
>>30134855Could we have prevented this?
>>30135020How. The fuck did we miss.
>>30135037It will become more clear when you see what you're fighting
>>30135054I don't think I'm gonna get to see that.
>>30135054Android 21 and 22?Clones of us?Muslims?
>>30134855Huh... well I wonder who those two are. For what its worth SOM I am enjoying the quest thus far and I can't stay focused on much of anything for very long. Quests seem to one of the few 'games', along with pnp games that actually keep my interest for any appreciable amount of time. Anyway, Have a good night.I can't for about an hour apparently. So if someone wants to heres what I was going to do, if you dont Ill just do it in bit.Title: CYOA Saiyan Story 97Description: In which we check the minds of our compatriots, switch to Bardock and discover two terrifyingly high power levels and flee. Tags: Saiyan Story, Saiyan Story Quest, Somnius, Saiyan, Story, Saiyan CYOA, DBZ, Collective Game
>>30135086PossiblyNo, interesting idea thoughI don't know their religious affiliation as of yet>>30135090Thanks Mathrian>>30135109Shit...really?
>>30135109Yikes. What's going on anon? Something specific or just general life suck?
>>30135054shit, we should have explored that red ribbon base more, shouldn't we have?
>>30135142No questions, goodnight SOM>>30135109You okay anon?
>>30135142>Shit...really?No, though anon certainly was quick with the response.It's more of an issue with timing, in three senses. The first is that I'm in GMT, which means it's a little past 3am. Which makes it damn hard to function in the mornings when I participate. Second is that although I'd be able to participate in the first hour or two of the threads, I usually end up playing by myself to a large extent. And that's no fun. Third is that the pacing's turned me off. It took us how many threads to even find out what Salta and Vegeta were discussing? We spent how many threads trying to prevent an encounter, only to have one dropped on us unceremoniously? I really feel that we haven't been rewarded for our time in terms of results, and I haven't found it rewarding in terms of my own personal enjoyment. So I'm not spending any more time on this. That's all.97 threads was a good run.
>>30135325It's been slower because the community largely decided my old system didn't work. I agree that this is too slow, I think I'm gonna do a strawpoll next thread about what system to go with
>>30135325Ah, well that sucks anon. If it helps ill try and be up a few hours earlier so ill be around near the start of the thread.>>30135350It kinda sucks because while this system is good for consensus it is rather slow which is obviously an issue
>>30135350Yeah, to be honest I prefer the other system.
>>30135549Me too, I'll do a strawpoll at the beginning of tomorrow's thread
>>30135590but the old system would lead to more dicks in more mouths
>>30135488It's not JUST the system. It's the fact that we end up basically jumping between what feel like set piece battles with enemies who are arbitrarily scaled up past us. In the past there's always been some semblance of continuity, even if all our efforts at throwing the inevitable next encounter off our trail failed.In this case, I think it's fair to say that we thought we were actually taking appropriate steps to prevent the next major problem rather than allowing shit to come up. And yet, here we are, not even having gotten through the interrogations. With basically nothing to indicate that the slog through the last several threads accomplished anything.
>>30135676Mostly because the problem you were trying to solve with interrogations was unrelated to this one. Fita's parents aren't behind it
>>30135674>implying this would be a bad thing
>>30135722That really doesn't justify the no fun.It's all work and no pay check.
>>30135674At least that kept people involved, everyone seems to get bored with the long wait between posts now
>>30135743I like you>>30135793That is true. we haven't had a good round of shitposting in a while
>>30135793It's not very long. The post time now is pretty average for quests.Then again, most quest masters think out their posts more and write with more quality.
>>30135831Yeah, I kind of miss it
>>30135862Strangely enough so do I...
>>30135780That IS kind of a good way to put it.Glad I'm not the only one getting that feeling.
>>30135856Yeah, that's the thing.This quest is so dependent on player participation for its stuff, when there's low participation there's low quality.
>>30135862It's great until it breaks with a bad idea. Maybe you need to just... I dunno, eyeball it? Give more time when we need it, go quicker when there is an early consensus.
>>30135913no, there's always been low qualityat least there was quantity before to make up for itnow it's just sad
>>30135940I happen to agree. Thoughts SOM?>>30135948Eh, I disagree. It's not AMAZING but it's fun. I certainly wouldn't call it low quality
>>30135948Well, by quality I just mean cool or wacky stuff. I'm not here for Som's artistic vision, and neither is anyone else because he doesn't write much.Like ki strands or that thing with 18 or whatever. I guess that's just me and why I browse this.
>>30136050It's really low quality. Try just about any other quest on here, you'll see what I mean.>>30136064I totally understand. I personally am here because it runs every day. Quantity is making up for the lack of quality.
>>30136103I'm not the best writer, I get that. I just hope people have fun>>30136050It's a good idea
>>30136103I think you're using the word quality and that's throwing people off.I think what you mean is that there's nothing spectacular or memorable like other quests, but the quest is daily and moves quickly and its just fun to participate regularly.
>>30136186No, quality is used correctly. The writing, plot, and all of the developments could be done better, and are done better by most other quests.This quest is daily though, none of the others have that going for them.
>>30136103I play in 3 other quests regularly. Program0 and FallGuy are incredible QMs. Pretty much everyone else is about the same level as SOM. And frankly I think he made up for a lot by the fact that he runs daily. Which is astonishing.
>>30136305>3 other quests>2 are betterLet me know what the last one is. If they're only Soms level and don't run daily I'll know to avoid them.I've been in AI Quest too, Prog is good, but I wouldn't say incredible. I'd say around the level of most QMs. At least in the quests I follow.
>>30136264I wouldn't even count that in SOM's favor. Running every day is... trying.
>>30136439gotta have a lot of free time.
>>30136439Not him, but I think it depends on the player.Lets just kind of agree to disagree here and say that Som's style clicks with certain types of players and not others. It just depends on what you're looking for.
>>30136439Yeah, it's hard sometimes>>30136264Again, I know I'm not a great writer, you don't have to rub it in
>>30136479yeah, no offence guy. At least you're trying to improve.
>>30136468Gotta have no life is more like it. Or just resign yourself to the fact that stupid decisions are going to happen in your absence.>>30136470I'll agree to disagree with that statement.
>>30136470I can agree to that.
>>30136479They say everyone's a shitty writer."Arch is a shitty writerCos is a shitty writterAzure is a shitty writer"It just depends on who they'll bother today
>>30136529I don't know any of those people, but I know I personally am not a great writer. I have my moments where I do better than others, but there's little consistency
>>30136609Archelon, perpetrator of Princess Guard Quest. Actually writes rather well, but he forces his PLOT and DRAMA harder than you ever have and takes longer to update.Cosworth, most notably responsible for Bleach Quest. He was an okay-ish writer, I just lost track of when his threads were on and didn't bother to keep up. AzureEarth, the madman at the helm of Hollow Quest. He has his issues in terms of writing, but posts content at a reasonable rate, and knows what his players want and expect: madness given a form to wear and a voice with which to laugh.
>>30136479>>30136609Well I think overall you're getting better as a writer.
>>30136764albeit so slowly as to be imperceptible
>>30136764Thank you, that means a lot>>30136743Interesting
>>30136800Wow you are seriously set on being as much of a duck as possible
>>30136764Yeah, defs.>>30136800Really dude, is being an ass on the top of your to do list or something? Are you really so mad that you got invested in a quest that wasn't great and now you only show up because you have nothing better to do every day?Why don't you go do something you find more interesting than being an internet cynic.
>>30136906>>30136915Just telling it like it is guysI guess the truth hurts
>>30136974Oh yeah, you sure got them.
Anyway SOM have a goodnight. Ill see you tomorrow.
>>30137100Goodnight, cya tomorrow