Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tuffle%20Quest>You are Maple Son-Mahogany, one of two young Tuffle twins thrown at Earth starting in early Dragon Ball by your "father," Dr. Raichi>"Canon" had already taken a sharp turn from the "norm" when you began, and through your actions, choices, and dialogue, took even further turns from the "norm," and will probably continue to do so>Stats and dice mechanics are used, and can be explained again as needed>Let's all try to have some fun, ok?And a pastebin: https://pastebin.com/DyHHgCYEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO_Lpb2f6d4Last time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Z! You and Goku helped set up a special program at Gohan and Peppa’s school, then investigated Ozotto’s arena at Lord Jaguar’s castle, seeing the results of the Super Monster’s influence upon people there. Finally, you and Acer attempted to help Beelzebub get to the Aquma hidden deep within the Nemurian ruins before Ozotto... to partial success. The time before the start of Ozotto’s tournament is slowly running out...
HEY KATO! So happy to see you!Let's rock!
>>1728562You pace back and forth on the Lookout, trying to think on just how much more powerful Ozotto’s gotten. Neither you nor Gohan could match the Super Monster in raw strength, and so far, it looks like no one else has been able to come up with a plan on fighting him. Raditz and Piccolo will be exiting soon, with Tien and Launch going in next.“So, what’re you two thinking on?” your brother asks the triclops and his wife.“I have a few things I want to focus on. Can’t say if they’ll work or not, but it’s worth giving it a try. But from what I’ve heard, seems brute force won’t be the way to go this time.” Tien responds.Acer nods. “Yeah, no telling how strong he’s gotten with that boost until someone tries it out.”>A. Telepathically ask Tien what his idea is; if Ozotto can’t read either of your minds, it’s probably safe>B. There’s also Broly to consider, and whatever Towa has planned for him...>C. Goku, what’re you thinking?>D. Something else?
2 minutes late REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE just kidding
>>1728569Thanks! Sorry it's been so long!
>>1728571>>C. Goku, what’re you thinking?
>>1728571Woot, Tuffle time!>A & B.>>1728580Just glad you're back, Kato.
>>1728571>A and B>C. Goku, what’re you thinking?If it's about food, I agree. Let's do something special before the tournament.
>>1728571>“Yeah, no telling how strong he’s gotten with that boost until someone tries it out.”Just add tp the pendulum room funct scenario on the HTC so they can see us schooling Ozotto in a rock off and can fight him after he and Beelz get the boost.
>>1728571“Plus, Towa kidnapped the Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly. No telling what she’s planning to do with him now...” you add. “Ah, just one more thing to plan for.” You spot Goku rubbing his chin after your comment on Broly. “Something on your mind, monkey boy? I mean aside from food.” Though... could have a thing with everyone before the Tournament, nice meal together...He laughs, then shrugs. “Eh, well, you know, now that you mentioned it, Towa hasn’t bothered you since. I’d think she’d at least want to rub it in your face. Maybe there’s something going on with them...”“Perhaps Broly is more than she can handle.” Acer comments with a slightly smug grin.“...But if he is, what if he comes back here?” Chi-chi speculates. “Or, Towa is planning on saving him for the fight against Ozotto...”There’s a moment of silence as you all start to realize the trouble that could cause. You next look to Tien, telepathically communicating with him. ‘Ozotto can’t read our minds, so if you’re feeling up to it, you could share your idea with me.’Tien glances at you confidently. ‘It’s simple in concept. I have an idea on stopping him, without killing him.’...Wait a second...>A. The Mafuba?>B. Tien, what if the difference between you two is too great?>C. ...You think he could be redeemed?>D. Something else?
>>1728689>A & C.
>>1728689>>A. The Mafuba?>>B. Tien, what if the difference between you two is too great?
>>1728689>A. Did you make a Super Mafuba? >B. >C. >As much as I want Bro-zotto, I doubt he'd ever change like Yamcha, yourself, or even like Vegeta. He seems hellbent to avenge the Dark Djinn that Goku and friends took out. >D. "Goku. What did the other Majin even look like? Was he aware of Ozotto in his dormant state as the bucket demon?
>>1728689>C. ...You think he could be redeemed?
>>1728689‘...You plan to use the Mafuba? Or... some kind of... Super Mafuba?’‘If you’ve discovered such a thing, I wouldn’t mind you sharing it. But yes. He was sealed away once before, he could be sealed away again.’ Tien responds.‘Tien, what if the difference between you two is too great?’He frowns as he looks towards the entrance to the Lookout. ‘...I don’t intend to throw my life away carelessly. That’s why I am going to practice this as much as I can.’‘Right... well, hope you’re successful. Ah... Tien, be honest, do you think Ozotto could change? Part of me has held out hope that he could join us, to at least fight against a common foe, but... I’m starting to have my doubts now.’He gives you a surprised look. ‘Really now.’‘He seems too set on avenging his comrade and... I saw what he did to people to entertain himself. He’s making it clear what he intends to do after the tournament... if not during it.’ you tell him, looking down.‘I’ll be honest. I never believed he would change. This Tournament he has planned is just something to amuse himself with. He’s not like myself, or Raditz, or even Vegeta.’‘Yeah...’Two figures slowly emerge from the shadows... neither of them looking all that happy. Raditz first looks towards his brother... and you notice that his hair hasn’t changed. It’s still the normal long, spiky black he normally has. Piccolo is clearly frustrated, and the first words out of his mouth are, “Broly is far stronger than any of us realized. And from what I’ve heard when we exited the chamber, Ozotto just got stronger too. Looks like the good news just keeps coming.”>A. What happened in there?>B. Wait, how much stronger?>C. We might have a plan though>D. Something else?
>>1728867>A. What happened in there?>B. Wait, how much stronger?>C. We might have a plan though>D. Something else?Raditz, why no full power SSJ?
>>1728867>A. What happened in there?>>B. Wait, how much stronger?>>C. We might have a plan thoughI don't want to pry into why Raditz isn't as good as his brother, niece and nephew right now.
https://pastebin.com/YhYn3gA0The paste bin for Goku's shonen jump crossover, if anyone needs a refresher.>Can you name all the cameos?
>>1728867>B. Wait, how much stronger?Absolutely do NOT mention C.
>>1728985Actually yeah, let's not make any mention of C. Like, at best, just tell him we're confident.
>>1728985>>1728995Throw out a false plan in case Ozotto is listening then.
>>1729008Ideally 'plan FRIENDSHIP' as thats the one Ozotto's probably expecting.Or we slip UDW into his wine...he'd probably explode or something.We should gift him a good wine too. The only kind he doesn't like I believe is...chocolate wine?
>>1728867“...If you don’t mind my asking, what happened in there?” you pry hesitantly.“Less than we hoped.” Piccolo grunts in regretful response.“Is that why-” you start to mention Raditz’s lack of blonde hair, but shut your trap quickly, merely giving him an apologetic look. Ah, but even starting that has everyone clearly thinking about the question.“...I’m not there yet, no.” the Saiyan blurts out bluntly. “Don’t think you’re hurting my feelings by asking. I’ve certainly gotten better, but no, I can’t hold it indefinitely.”“...Maybe it’s more of a mental block than a physical one.” Tien speculates. “It could be holding you back from accessing your full potential.”“Perhaps.” Raditz grumbles, walking over to his brother.“Well, we might have some kind of plan to deal with Ozotto. Like... hrmn. Maybe depowering him somehow...” you mention aloud, slightly misleading everyone, but giving Tien an idea. “Maybe something using the Ultra Divine Water...”“You’d have to ask Darkness though.” Goku states. “...Saaaay, Raditz, did Darkness know anything about Ozotto?”“It was... vague. Mostly focused on Vegeta and his shortcomings.” Raditz responds, walking past Goku now.https://youtu.be/JN3kEPteM_sOkay, changing subject before Ozotto tries prodding anyone’s minds. “...So, just how much stronger is Broly? What did you two see in there?”“His power kept increasing, it was like it was overflowing. There was... something different about him too. He changed from a normal Super Saiyan into this giant mountain of muscle.” Raditz comments.“Ah, he bulked up? Well if he did that, his speed-”“No.” Raditz cuts Goku off. “His speed didn’t decrease in the slightest. If anything, he got even faster.”Your husband’s puzzled by that. “Bulking up, but not suffering a decrease in speed... this Broly guy really sounds like something else.”“He’s a monster.” Piccolo says, motioning for Tien and Launch to head in. “A devil of a Saiyan with more power than he knows what to do with... and that Mira guy could still keep pace with him.”A jolt of shock is sent down your spine. Towa has captured someone that powerful... and has someone even STRONGER than him working for her? Gods... wait, Piccolo’s heading inside the Lookout too. And Raditz looks like he’s about to jet off...>A. Piccolo, what’s up?>B. Raditz, where are you going?>C. Wish Tien and Launch well>D. Something else?
>>1729137Well Mira did multi-form and split his power into fourths and was still outclassing us all...>B. Raditz, Tell Suno I said hi! I'm sure you missed her after a year!>C. Wish Tien and Launch wellCould we make them a copy of our magic book to learn from? I feel like both Launch's could use it.>A. Go after Piccolo>Update him about what happened with us."Does this mean we could've beaten King Piccolo and Shula with a rock off?"
>>1729169Side note: Piccolo playing the piccolo in a rock off...needs to happen now.
>>1729137“Raditz, be sure to tell Suno I said hi! I bet you missed her after spending that whole year in there!”The Saiyan nearly trips and stumbles. “MAPLE! NO!”You grin devilishly at him. “Maple, yes.”He glares back at you, but heads off, not wanting to bring more attention to it. Your brother then jabs you in the arm lightly. “Your bad habits are going to get you in trouble one of these days.”“I call ‘em as I see ‘em, and I just hope they’re doing well.” you say cheekily. Ah, speaking of, “Tien, Launch, you two take care! Good luck in there!”You next follow after Piccolo, Acer following you, seemingly having the same idea. Chi-chi and Goku follow behind you two. “Guys, what’re you doing?”“Piccolo, something up?”He refuses to answer. He hurries along, the four of you following... until you reach Kami, sitting on his throne. The aged Namekian lifts his eyes slowly towards Piccolo. “...I know why you are here.”“Hmnh. Where’s Sanzo?”“Preparing the scenarios. Tien gave her the specifics.” Kami states, standing up, leaning on his staff. A warm, grandfatherly smile appears on his lips. “Maple, Goku, Chi-chi, Acer... I figured you would come too.”>A. Okay, what’s going on here?>B. Piccolo, did you sense something in there you don’t want to talk about outside?>C. This seems important, just keep quiet for a bit>D. Something else?
>>1729306>A. Okay, what’s going on here?...are they gonna fuse?I mean, Trip is Kami now...but we still have the issue of the Dragon Balls. Unless we're gonna go get another Namekian?Or one of you spit up an egg before you fuse.
>>1729306>B. Piccolo, did you sense something in there you don’t want to talk about outside?
>>1729306...ah damn, they're gonna fuse.>A.
>>1729306>>C. This seems important, just keep quiet for a bit
>>1729306>>A. Okay, what’s going on here?Why is this part in the series always the hardest to watch? I keep thinking of other scenes that are sadder, like Krillin dying or Piccolo's death, but this one always sticks out for some reason.
>>1729489Because this is something you can't be wished from...Like 16's death...even though the DB's can revive Eighter...
Rolled 16, 4, 16, 20, 16 = 72 (5d20)>>1729306https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwI858ww_Gg“...Okay, what’s going on here? Was it related to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber? Did... did you see something in there that you can’t discuss outside here?”Piccolo doesn’t look to you, eyes locked on Kami. He slowly steps forward. “...Piccolo, you have done so much on your own, gotten further than either of us could have dreamed, through their help.”“It’s not enough.” Piccolo blurts out bluntly.“...Not enough?” Acer repeats. “What’re you talking about, Piccolo? You’re one of the strongest among us.”“And it’s not enough. I’ve seen what kind of foes we’re up against. What they’re capable of. What we’ll be facing eventually.” Piccolo states coldly. “Ozotto has already gotten stronger.”Goku starts to protest. “Well, yeah but-”“And the longer this goes on, the harder it will be for anyone among us to keep up with what we’re going to face.” He squints at Kami. “And... our time is limited.”“Indeed it is.” Kami breathes out. “...I can help Piccolo, though.”“Wait, is this some kind of thing like unlocking someone’s potential?” Acer asks.“...Something like that.” Kami says hesitantly. “As you all know, Piccolo and I... more specifically, King Piccolo and I, were once one being, the son of Katas, the Namekian sent to Earth.” He looks down. “I gave up half of myself in order to take this position, as Earth’s Guardian. But just as we split apart, we can also rejoin.”Your brother looks on in slight disbelief. “...You’re serious about this.”“Adding to that, I know that I am not long for this world. Some time in the near future, I will pass on. But I have a worthy successor. Isn’t that right, Miss Sanzo?” Kami asks, all of you turning to see Trip standing in the doorway.She grips her staff tight. “So you... you are really going through with this...”Kami nods. “I will rejoin with Piccolo. We will be whole once again. And I will entrust the role as Earth’s Guardian to you, Tripitaka. You already have done more than I could ever have asked for. I know you will be able to guide the Earth justly.”“Wait, so... what’ll happen to the Dragon Balls?” Goku questions.Kami frowns. “We have... debated on this considerably. If she is willing, I can link Miss Sanzo’s lifeforce to them. Or, if she wishes, she could take up an apprentice among my people, deactivating them until that apprentice is ready. But once I rejoin with Piccolo, they will be deactivated.”You spot Mr. Popo behind Trip, holding the model of Shenron... eyes sad and filled with regret. Trip seems to shake slightly, a malestrom of emotions whirling inside her. But she’s forcing herself to remain composed.>A. ...I don’t like this, Kami>B. This is Kami and Piccolo’s decision, don’t butt in>C. Trip... do you need a moment?>D. Something else?Write-ins encouraged.
>>1729597"....There's not wishing you back from this, is there? You'll be gone for good."And then after some feels, and some internal debating."But there's really not other way, is there? Broly too strong, Ozotto's too strong, every single person we're up against is just too strong."
>>1729597>Kami, you've been looking after us since we were kids and you've always been there for us. I know you and Piccolo will make the right decision, but if you go through with this, I'll miss you, we'll all miss you terribly.>C. Trip... do you need a moment?
>>1729597>C. Trip... do you need a moment? One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine. Goodbye, Sanzo. Goodbye, my dear. >D. Something else?-flashback->You turn to Trip as you walk with them. "So... what is this Kami fellow like?">She smiles at you. "He is very wise, very understanding..." but then frowns, "...but also very tired. He's had to endure much, and this recent series of events weigh greatly on his conscience. He still blames himself for letting King Piccolo become a problem to this world.">"Ah... okay." You look at your friends. "Well, at least he sounds like a good person, right guys?"-end flashback-You can rest now Kami. You weren't just good, you're the best....no these aren't tears..WHO'S CUTTING ONIONS!
>>1729705Second, that hug among the other stuff.Fuck it. Hug Piccolo too. He's changing if he does this anyway.
>>1729661Oh god no not the flashbacks man, that's gonna' be too much for me!>Support.
Rolled 4, 11, 4, 3, 14 = 36 (5d20)>>1729597https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygbE4SgFZvQ“...Th-there’ll be no wishing you back from this, huh? You’ll... be gone for good...” you start. Your eyes feel a little heavier. You... you and Acer run to him and hug him. "Kami, you've been looking after us since we were kids and you've always been there for us.”Your brother looks down, trying to hold back his tears. “I... I owe you my life, and much more. Everything you’ve done for me, for all of us...”You slowly let go, your eyes watering. “I know you and Piccolo will make the right decision, but if you go through with this, I'll miss you, we'll all miss you terribly.”Goku puts his hand on your shoulder, his other hand on Kami’s. “You and Trip helped me grow into who I am today. I dunno what I’d be like without you, Kami. I mean... you made my grandpa’s Dragon Ball... we’d never be together without you. Thanks for everything you’ve done.”A sweet smile gives out only a pained “Thank you.” as he looks to Trip. You all let go of him... and she runs at him, embaces him tight, trying her best not to sob into his shoulder.You motion to everyone, tears finally falling from your own eyes. “Let’s... let’s give her a moment.”As you stand outside the doorway... you recall the first times you heard about Kami, the Earth’s God, from Baba... and what Trip told you about him. You rest your head on Goku’s chest as all the memories come back. Everything you did for him, everything he did for you... this is really the end. But... in a way, it’s also a new beginning for him. You look back inside...“...Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine. Goodbye, Sanzo. Goodbye, my dear.”“I... I shall live up to your expectations... my friend. Your faith will n-not be misplaced...”Piccolo places his hand on Kami’s chest. Even with his face like a carved stone, you can tell there are many mixed emotions going through his head... but he’s resolved to go through with this. A flash of light, a blast of wind fills the room... and when it’s over, Kami is gone.Piccolo lowers his hand slowly, taking in a deep breath. He... smiles, the same, soft, warm smile Kami had. “Thank you, Miss Sanzo... Kami of Earth.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #67... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Characters? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAnd that's all for this tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>1729855https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03qBqP2I4p8Goodbye Kami. Thanks Kato.
>>1729855Yes, I had a lot of fun.This was well worth the wait.>How strong is Kamicclo now? ...can we hug Trip tomorrow?
>>1729855You made me cry. Thanks for running, Kato.That was pretty much perfect. I'll miss Kami.
>>1729856>>1729867>>1729872Thank you all, anons. Wanted to make sure I did this right.>How strong is Kamicclo now?Not quite as strong as their canon counterpart, but much closer.>...can we hug Trip tomorrow?She would greatly appreciate that.>I'll miss Kami.I'll be honest, I'll miss having him around as a character, but I knew this was going to happen at one point. I really wanted to hold it off for longer... but now seemed like it fit the best.
>>1729883Would it be better if the Nameless Namekian went with whoever IT's to Namek to get Dende...or Cargo?
>>1729888New plan, Kamicclo fuses with Dende and becomes as short as Maple.
>>1729883With Piccolo and Kami fused...does their bracelet work for them or do we still need to have them fuse with KP?
>>172985510/10 thread so far Kato. Teared up a bit, good job.
Will Raditz ask Trip to unlock his potential, since he was unable to pull out Full power SSJ?Fighters lacking Trip’s Potential Unlock (not counting Ginyus & Kuriza): >Peppa, Izumi, Pantea, Videl, Raditz, Roshi, Mark Fighters lacking UDW (not counting Ginyus & Kuriza): >Gohan, Peppa, Pantea, Izumi, VidelAll the kiddies should go try the UDW before Peppa has her potential unlocked too.
>>1730977I think we should let Raditz spend some time with Suno. Maybe Gohan and Peppa will get a cousin.
>>1731264Well I meant before the O.G. not right now.I too want more red-headed half Saiyans...
>>1729888>>1729898We'll see about that.>>1729909Most likely.>>1730329Thank you!>>1730977Possibly.>>1731264>>1731299Don't get too ahead of yourselves, anons.Anyway, we're back!>>1729855Piccolo... well, is he even still Piccolo anymore? He still seems to call himself Piccolo, at least. In any case, he gives everyone a quick explanation on what happened a short time later, then requests that he be left alone for the rest of the day. Kami apparently had one last favor to ask of him after they fused, and he seems to head down to... huh, Baba’s Palace.Trip... well, guess she really is Kami now, says she will be available later on, but she will need to converse with King Yemma over the change. And... honestly, it might be best to just let her relax for a while.You decide on...>A. Heading back home and spending some time with the kids>B. Visiting Baba’s too, for your own reasons>C. Checking up on Bra, she went to meet with Lord Konpei today>D. Seeing Melchior today>E. Something else?
>>1731430>C. Checking up on Bra, she went to meet with Lord Konpei today>E. Ask who else wants to come along.
>>1731430>C. Checking up on Bra, she went to meet with Lord Konpei todayAlso>Make a point to keep calling her Trip, she wouldn't want to be called different by her loved ones.
Rolled 4, 5, 12, 19, 8 = 48 (5d20)>>1731430You decide to head off and check on Bra, wishing Trip good luck, pointedly still calling her Trip. Lapis and Lazuli end up heading with you, wanting to talk with Konpei themselves, and you can sense Pantea already there. You chat with the twins a bit on your way to meet with Bra. “What exactly are you two looking for?”“Well, even if we don’t get strong enough to beat Ozotto on our own, I’d like to be able to have something to focus on while training. Figured Konpei would know something about that.” Lapis tells you.His sister gives him a look you instantly recognize. A bemused, “you’re not telling the whole truth, brother” look. “...Well, that, and he’s getting just a little nervous over how much stronger his girlfriend has gotten.”Lapis glares back at his sister. “Stones. Glass houses.”Her eye twitches. “You try to act the tough guy, but trying to hide your insecurities are only going to make them worse.”>A. Lapis, if you’re trying to impress her, just be yourself>B. ...Say, Lazuli, ARE you seeing anyone?>C. Maaaybe not the best idea to butt in, just let them talk>D. Something else?
>>1731511>C. >D. "So uh...Lapis. That Dark Dragon thing. Any pointers on how I can make my own lightning or light version? You did learn it from an interesting source. I'm still trying to figure out how Goku does his..."
>>1731538I can support this.
Rolled 6, 13, 19, 15, 15 = 68 (5d20)>>1731511Noooot getting into that argument, but might want to move away from it. “Say, Lapis, speaking of, that dragon thing you can do, got any pointers on how you do it? Been trying to work on a version of it myself. Goku’s given me ideas, but you learned your technique from a more... unique source.”“Actually quite a bit harder than it looks.” he says proudly. “Gotta constantly cycle your Ki through it to keep it under control before launching it. With the magic it uses, it’s extra risky as it could backfire and end up hurting the user. Though... hrmn, maybe you could focus on firing it quickly, to fit with how you’ve specialized in magic.”Huh... cycling Ki, firing quickly... “Oooh, that’s an idea. Thanks.”“No prob.”https://youtu.be/ZP0TF4_Qn6gThe three of you arrive at Konpei’s Palace, walking into the brilliantly decorated and beautiful grounds of it. The three of you see Pantea watching patiently as Bra meditates in front of Konpei. “Your mind is as much an Earthling’s as it is an alien’s, but I can still sense a disconnect. Mmn... perhaps that is what is causing issue.”>A. Don’t interrupt, this is important>B. Ask Bra if you could help her>C. Pantea, what’re you doing here?>D. Something else?
>>1731681>A. Don’t interrupt, this is important>D. Sit down and meditate too.>Samma Ditthi
>>1731681>A. Don’t interrupt, this is important>D. Sit down and meditate too.
>>1731681https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4v9XIi674IYou take a moment to sit down and meditate too, letting them be as you breathe out “Samma Ditthi.” You get a brief glimpse of what Konpei is trying to do for her, in helping her try to tap into hidden depths of her power by harmonizing her more Saiyan side with her human side... and you see how there’s a part of her that is more than a little upset with her Saiyan side.“Your mind is mostly clear, but clouds still remain at the very edge of it.” Konpei’s voice notes. “Mmm... yes, it’s from this edge that the problem comes. Tell me, what goes through your mind when you tap into your full powers?”Bra thinks it over. “I... well, it used to be controlling that feeling of anger and despair I felt. How helpless I was over...”“But now?”“It’s... it’s still there, but it’s only a brief glance. I was able to hold it for this long through... I guess accepting how it happened, and knowing that I’ve done what he trained me to do.”“Where do you focus your Ki through this?” Konpei questions further. “In the mind, or in the heart?”“I... guess it’s closer to the heart, to be honest.”“Mm, yes... raise your power a bit more.” Konpei instructs. There’s a glow of Bra’s aura as she powers up more. “Yes, yes, I see it now... it starts in the nabhi, then moves upwards into the heart... little closer to the back than I expected... ah, that’s how it transfers through your body.” He’s then quiet for a moment. “I can definitely sense greater power hidden within you, power you can attain, but... raise your strength further.”Bra does as she’s asked, struggling a bit to stay in the same meditative pose. “What do you mean by... nabhi?”“The region of your body where this strength originates, or at least from what I can tell. Your mind sends these signals down to there, letting your power explode forth in a blaze of anger... but you have done well in controlling that anger. You no longer need to feel the fury that first triggered your transformation, and can harness the power freely. But... mmn. Going any further on your own may require something more.” He gives you a brief glance, then telepathically asks, ‘I recall senseing the other Saiyan’s strength when you brought him here. There was something different about him. Something... closer to the heart, but darker, more violent, building up inside him.’>A. Piccolo and Raditz did mention Broly having immense strength, something that seemed limitless...>B. Konpei, what do you mean by the nabhi and heart?>C. Maybe ask Bra about Vegeta, Lord Konpei?>D. Something else?
>>1732001...Huh. Reference to not only the chakras, but also back tingles? I... kinda like this explanation.>A & C.Vegeta did trigger her transformation, if briefly.
>>1732001>A. Piccolo and Raditz did mention Broly having immense strength, something that seemed limitless...>B. Konpei, what do you mean by the nabhi and heart?Are those Chakras? I'll make some onion-banana juice!>C. Maybe ask Bra about Vegeta, Lord Konpei?Not just our Vegeta. Her Vegeta. The unresolved issues she has with her real father, not an alternate version of him.>D. Something else?Perhaps Chuu Lee could help? She did see the gold power inside of Goku when we were younger. She is the best example of what humanity has to offer too. That could help Bra's human and saiyans side come to terms.
>>1732001>A. then C.Daddy issues.
>>1732029Backing that D too.
Rolled 8, 1, 3, 9, 2 = 23 (5d20)>>1732001‘Piccolo and Raditz did mention something about Broly having a larger form, with immense, near limitless strength... maybe it’s related?’‘If true... hmm, no, it’s probably different. There was something off about him. Something... broken.’ Konpei gives in response. “As you draw further strength, what do you feel in your mind? More of the same?”“M-mostly, I guess...”‘Lord Konpei, the nabhi and heart... those are related to the chakras, right?’ you ask him.‘Indeed. Makes sense that the nabhi is where it’s located, it also helps regulate the flow of energy through the spine, up and down the body. Mm, yes, yes... I see now. But if I could get to what’s blocking her from drawing further power...’‘...Thiiiis may be a bit of a hunch, but, you could ask her about Vegeta. Both ours and... well, hers. She did mention something about getting angry at him and knocking him out.’Konpei nods in understanding. “Miss Briefs, you came here partly because your father believed you could tap into further power, correct?”“Y-yes, sir...” she mumbles out.“Mmn. You believe him, or else you wouldn’t be here.”Her power... actually decreases a bit, Bra putting more effort into thinking on how to respond to that. “It’s rare that he managed to show something like that. It’s... the first he’s really shown that he believes in me.”“I take it he is... not quite what you expected.”“...You could say that.” she sighs out.“I have sensed much conflict inside him, from the day he first arrived here to even now. He has suffered greatly, but also caused much suffering himself. Tell me, what were you expecting?”“I... well, my mother certainly covered up some of his rougher spots, that’s for sure. But part of me thought there was a more noble side to him. Prideful, but not as... hardened as he turned out to be. I helped him defeat Freeza, but I still feel like a part of him is insulted that I did. I... I knew he’d been through different circumstances than my timeline’s father did, my boss made that clear to me, but... I’d hoped that at least having a kid would calm him even slightly. But little really changed. He was still as violent, angry, selfish, and prideful as before...”You spot Pantea sinking back. Seems she’s gained a bit more appreciation for her own dad, now. Konpei nods at Bra, commenting, “The disconnect between expectations and reality can be a harsh one. I can imagine spending a whole year with him was not the most pleasant experience. And yet... something has changed, hasn’t it?”Bra is quiet for a moment, trying to figure out how to answer that question. “...Part of me worries that even with this change, all he sees in me is... more an extension of himself. That he wants me to get stronger to suit his own, personal, prideful reasons. And... that my own Vegeta would be no different.”(cont.)
Rolled 1, 8, 12, 10, 20 = 51 (5d20)>>1732319...Ah. That’s... making a lot more sense now. ‘You know, maybe Chuu Lee could help her too. She did sense something inside Goku before, maybe she could help Bra get... more in touch with her human side?’‘It is the disconnect between the two that is hampering her, not a focus on one or the other.’ Konpei tells you.“I...I’m sorry...” Bra mumbles out, finally opening her eyes, standing... and noticing the three of you here. There’s a brief moment where she raises her right arm to her shoulder when she sees Lapis and Lazuli, eyes filled with dread, but she stops herself quickly, her face turning red from embarrassment. “Ah, I... didn’t notice you all arrive. Was too focused on... this...”>A. Chuu Lee could still help, if at least with some Ki control practice>B. Well, I certainly understand what’s bothering you about this, Bra. Need to talk some more?>C. Vegeta’s probably too prideful to admit it, but I do think there’s something more to how he sees you than that>D. Something else?
>>1732324>>A. Chuu Lee could still help, if at least with some Ki control practice>>B. Well, I certainly understand what’s bothering you about this, Bra. Need to talk some more?>>C. Vegeta’s probably too prideful to admit it, but I do think there’s something more to how he sees you than that
>>1732324>A. Chuu Lee could still help, if at least with some Ki control practice>B. Well, I certainly understand what’s bothering you about this, Bra. Need to talk some more?>C. Vegeta’s probably too prideful to admit it, but I do think there’s something more to how he sees you than that>D. Something else?What about Trunks? He's kinda your brother right? Did he go through something like this too? Maybe if you see him again, he can help.
>>1732337>>1732362Yeah these, especially D.
Rolled 15, 1, 13, 8, 9 = 46 (5d20)>>1732324“It’s fine, it’s fine. Though, maybe Chuu Lee could help you with some aspects of Ki control. And... well, I certainly understand where you’re coming from with all this. Do... you need to talk some more about it?”She shakes her head. “Not much else to really say about it. I... putting it into words has helped me get a start with this, though.” She turns to Lord Konpei and bows. “Thank you for helping me with this.”“I could sense you needed some guidance. Though, seems others also need my help.” he responds, glancing at Lapis and Lazuli.“A-ah, right! So, well...”You, Bra, and Pantea start to walk out together as Lapis and Lazuli converse with Lord Konpei. You look to the Saiyan girl. “...For the record, while Vegeta’s probably too prideful to admit it, I do think he sees more in you than just that.”She tilts her head at you. “What do you mean?”“Vegeta knows you’re better than him. Not just in terms of strength, you’re... well, someone who’s challenged his worldview. The idea that might makes right, and the mightiest are the most vicious.” you tell her kindly. “You’re nothing like him... yet you came from him. You’re an Earthling as much as you are a Saiyan. You’re a good person, Bra, and he sees that.”“Seriously, you’re one of the kindest, coolest people I know!” Pantea adds.Bra blushes and smiles. “I... don’t know about that. But... thank you for that encouragement.”“Say, what about Trunks? Haven’t heard much about him, and he’s... well, kinda your brother. Maybe he could help you with this too.”She rubs the back of her neck. “Well, they did help your friends hold off the Artifical Humans here, but I think they were caught up in something after that. Might be a while before I see him again...”“Might be sooner than you think.” a voice calls to her.>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #67... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Characters? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAnd that's all for this tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>1732516Trunks! Woohoo!Good times, Kato, thanks for running. I liked that explanation you gave for how Super Saiyan works, and good to see Bra get some more development.
>>1732516>Trunks is backOh great what's gone wrong this time?
>>1732976Better question is. What's wrong with time?
So with two brave swords here, all we need is Tapion's ocarina and we can easily seal Ozotto away....now watch as Trunks tells us that he needs Bra and we're one less fighter down.
>>1734764I thought Bra was here more to keep Towa out of our hair, and because of Cell.
Rolled 16, 4, 10, 19, 19 = 68 (5d20)>>1732542Ever since it was brought up, I always thought it was just a poorly explained bit on Ki control. And thanks for that!>>1732976>>1733360>>1733410Well, quite a bit, all things considered.>>1734764Entirely possible.Anyway, we're back!>>1732516Trunks gives a little wave. “Good to see you again.”“What... what’re you doing here? Oh gods, what’s gone wrong this time? Or... er, with time?” You rub your head. Time Travel is confusing.Trunks looks at Bra apologetically. “...It’s about Towa, and what happened recently with Broly.” Bra’s head starts to sink. “Ah, what I mean is... our boss knows that she’s planning something big. Kidnapping the Legendary Super Saiyan might just be the start. So, we’re here as your backup.”“...We?” Pantea repeats.Two more figures come into view, one of them wearing clothes similar to Trunks’, save the sleeves on his jacket being torn away, and his hair the spitting image of Goku’s. The other... is even more familiar. “H-hey, mom.”You take a step toward the redheaded young man. “Gohan?”>A. What’re you all here for, then?>B. Boy needs a hug, now>C. Guys, she can handle this, really>D. Something else?
>>1734895>B. Boy needs a hug, now>D. Pose and introduce ourselves to the new guy!
>>1734895>B & A.Gohan!
>>1734895>A. What’re you all here for, then?>>B. Boy needs a hug, now
>>1734895>>B. Boy needs a hug, now
Rolled 17, 5, 3, 20, 13 = 58 (5d20)>>1734895You run towards Gohan, giving him a tight hug. He’s surprised, clearly not expecting this... but very appreciative. He returns the hug. “Thanks, mom.”You smile sweetly at him. “It’s been forever since I last saw you, how’ve you been?”“Well... kinda ‘grounded’ for quite a while, but my new boss has been lenient on this. Heh... it’s not even been a month since I last saw you, but guess it’s been years, hasn’t it?”“Heh, in a sense... what’re you doing here? Ah, and, forgive me,” you start, turning to the other young man. You are about to start off the full introduction, but your son stops you, explaining he’s seen it before. “...Spoilsport. Ah, what I mean is, I don’t believe we’ve met, er...?”“Gohan.” he responds....This won’t get confusing in the slightest. “...Okay, really, what all is going on here? Why are you three here too?”“Backup, mostly.” Trunks starts to explain, turning to Bra. “Boss is still very sorry she pushed this task on you, she had no idea Mira would be here too. And, well, now we have a better idea why.”The black-haired Gohan continues, “Basically, we’re here because Towa’s business is clearly unfinished. We can’t... well, with the Ozotto thing, we can’t do anything about that. Bra included. You all have to stop him on your own. But if, for example, Towa sends Broly here during the Tournament, we’re free to try and apprehend him and free him from her control.”>A. Wait, what do you mean about Mira? Why wouldn’t he be here?>B. Will you at least be staying with us on Earth?>C. ...Can I call you like, Gohan 2 or something? Gohan B, Gohan Briefs? ...Gohan Black?>D. So, I take it my Gohan is here more for familiarity, right?>E. Something else?
>>1735031Oh good. There here to clean up our mistakes. That makes me feel...well like shit.>A. Wait, what do you mean about Mira? Why wouldn’t he be here?Is he off doing some other nefarious deed for Towa? Collecting more allies or materials?>B. Will you at least be staying with us on Earth?Melchior >C. ...Can I call you like, Gohan 2 or something? Gohan B, Gohan Briefs? ...Gohan Black?Gohan Red and Gohan Blue.(Do you guys know the fusion dance?)>D. So, I take it my Gohan is here more for familiarity, right?>E. Something else?>Is there any chance Broly doesn't have to be that...weapon his father and not doubt Towa has turned him into? Did he ever have a good life in any universe? He didn't deserve what happened to him...
>>1735074>B.>Melchior would be able to help you guys out too*proofread your shit swordanon, c'mon.
>>1735074Backing this too.
Rolled 19, 4, 2, 6, 7 = 38 (5d20)>>1735031“...Ah, so, it’s more about fixing our mistakes.” you comment, bowing your head. “I’m... sorry for that.”Trunks nervously shakes his head and waves his hands. “No no, it’s not like that! Listen, you did the best you could! We should have seen this kind of thing coming, but, well... the fact that Mira got involved again complicated everything.”“Okay, what do you mean about Mira? I know he’s super strong and everything, but what’s he doing that complicates all this?”“Mira isn’t even supposed to exist yet.” your Gohan states. “Towa’s been cheating.”Your eyes go wide. “Wait, but she had Mira back when she brought Turles and Slug here! How is she not supposed to have him yet?”“In my timeline, she disappeared after Beelzebub destroyed her fruit of the Tree of Might. We’ve found out that Mira might have been subtly collecting energy and data from those battles. The Mira with her seems to be the very same Mira that exists in my timeline, who was created only after the Earth was destroyed. Lots of differences have started to pile up between our timelines.” your future son explains. “So, she’s been cheating. Subtly altering things to make things work out even better for her.”You cross your arms. Damn. “That... makes me feel a little better, I guess.”“Waaaaait wait wait!” Pantea interrupts. “Okay, I’m not as familiar with all of this, but... do you mean that there are two Towas running around causing trouble for all of us?”“Well... two minimum. Most likely more than that, though directly, yes, at least two.” Gohan responds, giving her a bit of an awkward stare.“Well... there’s that, at least. Will all of you be staying with us on Earth?” you ask them next.“We’ve been instructed to, yes.” the other Gohan tells you.“...Okay, no offense, but... can I call you something other than just Gohan? Like... Gohan 2, Gohan B? ...Gohan Briefs?” you request.“Uh...”“Gohan Black?”Your son pinches the ridge of his nose. “Mom.”“Gohan Blue!”“I mean... if you want, but...”“Mom, please.”“Just saying, it’s going to get confusing with three Gohans around now.”Bra and Trunks give each other a knowing look. “You’ll get used to it.”You shrug. “Well, in any case, maybe you all can visit Melchior, or- ...ah, wait, do you two know Fusion yet?”Trunks and his brother nod. “Yes, actually. We’ve been practicing it together to help in case bigger threats arise.”(cont.)
Rolled 4, 16, 11, 19, 12 = 62 (5d20)>>1735266Okay, that seems to be everything. “Great! Well, that’s one thing out of the way. So, my Gohan’s here at least for his knowledge on the differences between our timelines, and you two are here for extra muscle, in addition to being here a couple times before.”“That’s about right.” your Gohan says with a nod.>A. Thank you all for this. And if you get the chance, tell your boss she has my thanks for giving us this kind of help>B. Say, Trunks, I bet Acer will be glad to see you again!>C. Maybe you all could check in with Melchior too, once Lapis and Lazuli are done>D. Something else?
>>1735270>A. Thank you all for this. And if you get the chance, tell your boss she has my thanks for giving us this kind of help>B. Say, Trunks, I bet Acer will be glad to see you again!>C. Maybe you all could check in with Melchior too, once Lapis and Lazuli are done>D. Something else?So is there like a whole..faction of alternate Towas and Miras out there like the Time Patrol? Some sort of...Towa Council?
>>1735270Think you mean Konpei, though Melchior too. Also backing this >>1735302
>>1735340...Damn it, yes. Sorry, didn't catch that in proofreading.
>>1735270You bow humbly. “Thank you all for giving us this kind of help. And if any of you get the chance, tell your boss she has my thanks for all she’s done for us.”“We owe you some ourselves, really.” Trunks tells you.“Ah, speaking of, Trunks, I’m sure Acer will be glad to see you again!”The young man’s face lights up. “Ah, right! I should show him how much I’ve improved, didn’t get the chance last time I was here.”“Oh, and in addition to the trip to Melcior’s, might wanna give Lord Konpei a visit once Lapis and Lazuli are done. He’s helped Bra a bit, and I’m sure he could help you all too.”“We’ll keep that in mind.” the other Gohan says.“Let’s see, what else... ah, so, about the Towas, how many are there around?”Trunks shrugs. “Maybe a dozen from various timelines. Maybe more, maybe less, but I know of at least three that have caused problems across time, not counting the ones from your timeline.”“Is there like... some kind of council of Towas out there, you think?”He rubs the back of his neck. “Heh, maybe. We haven’t seen more than one around at a time though.”“In any case, we should be off. Might be a lot to catch up on...” your Gohan comments, starting to walk.Bra begins conversing with Trunks, the young man finally asking her about why she’s a Super Saiyan at this time. Pantea moves closer to you, staring at the older version of your son.>A. ...Something up, kiddo?>B. Oh, wait, son! Where’s your Pantea?>C. ...Matchmaker Maple senses tingling...>D. Something else?
>>1735498>A. ...Something up, kiddo?>B. Oh, wait, son! Where’s your Pantea?>C. ...Matchmaker Maple senses tingling...
>>1735498>B. Oh, wait, son! Where’s your Pantea?>C. ...Matchmaker Maple senses tingling...>A. ...Something up, kiddo?>D. Tell Gohan Red that we've witnessed Hatchiyak thanks to the pendulum room. Tell him we intend to never let that happen. >A tall, red and pink figure stares down Future Maple and Acer. “The Saiyans have been dealt with. Please let me make this as painless as possible.”Also update on that Baby fella.>Gohan almost kicks himself when he realizes that's probably why Baby hasn't put any greater effort into finding them than he already has.
>>1735498>D.Teasingly, "He's a little old for you, isn't he?"
>>1735498>>A. ...Something up, kiddo?>>B. Oh, wait, son! Where’s your Pantea?>>C. ...Matchmaker Maple senses tingling...With this too >>1735547
>>1735498“...Something up, kiddo?” you ask her, trying to keep yourself from smiling.“Ah, w-well... I... ah, it’s nothing...” she mumbles out.“...He’s a liiiiittle old for you, isn’t he?” you ask quietly.Her face reddens. “Maple. No.”Matchmaker Maple senses... tingling... “Maple yes. Girl, I know what you’re seeing in him.”She turns and pouts at you. “What am I seeing?”“A brave, kind, handsome young man who was once the boy you grew up with, one of your best friends.”She grumbles softly. “Just... fine, he does look kinda attractive. But I’m not jumping at anything yet, I’m just... kinda taken back at the contrast, is all. So don’t you get any ideas.”You pat her head. “He’s not the only one here, Pantea.”“You do remember I’m related to the other three of them, right?” she asks, at least trying to keep her cool in spite of the adorable little pouty face she’s making.“Just teasing a bit, kiddo. You’re still growing.” You look back towards your Gohan. “...We’re going to make sure the future you grow up in is a bright one. And we have him and your future self to thank.”...Wait, right!You move to catch up with Gohan as all of you take off. He gives you a critical glance. Seems he heard a bit of your teasing, but he then smiles, “It really is something we hoped to change. Looks like you’re on the right path... but at the same time, our actions have had some unintended consequences.”“So, where is your Pantea in all of this?” you ask.“Back in my timeline. We’ve tried to focus our efforts on the Black Star Dragon Balls, and we did learn that Baby has at least one in his possession. But if we can find one, just one, we can prevent him from carrying out any nefarious wishes.”“Anything else you can tell me about his activities?”“Well, something has definitely gotten him spooked, and it’s not us. Might be something going on between his alliance with the Demon Realm, Dabura and Towa might be up to something... my boss has at least told me that she’d have me back there by Bulma’s birthday. Think she suspects something is up too, but didn’t exactly tell me what it is.”Well, Towa having ulterior motives isn’t exactly something new... “So... I... er, saw what happened with Hatchiyak, when Ghost Dad invaded Earth.”Gohan looks back at you in surprise, then lowers his head apologetically. “...I’m sorry.”“Nothing to apologize for, son. Just... know that we’ve heeded your words well. We’re not letting that happen this time.”A hopeful smile appears on his face. “...I know you will.”>A. Any other differences you’ve noticed? We should meet with everyone and start going over them all some time soon>B. So... what do you know of Broly?>C. ...How much did you catch of my little chat with Pantea?>D. Something else?
>>1735812>A & B.>D."How about your cousin? Your friends? Are they well?">E."Pantea, you mean two, not three, right?"Not that there's anything wrong with that if she meant three.
>>1735812>A. Any other differences you’ve noticed? We should meet with everyone and start going over them all some time soon>B. So... what do you know of Broly?>C. ...How much did you catch of my little chat with Pantea?...Does uh...your Pantea ever look at you like that? Because if she did, well...I'm expecting human/saiyan/tuffle grandbabies then. >D. Something else?How's your time with the time patrol? Are you making friends? Is Bulma's time traveling machine a common problem across the omniverse?>E. So uh...What's Gohan Blue's story?
>>1735812>>A. Any other differences you’ve noticed? We should meet with everyone and start going over them all some time soon>>B. So... what do you know of Broly?
Rolled 14, 17, 2, 4, 7 = 44 (5d20)>>1735812“Any other differences that come to mind? You can bring up more after we have a little meeting with everyone, but, you know, anything that comes to mind...”Gohan thinks it over for a moment. “Well... there has been something that feels different to me. I sensed who I assume is Piccolo, but... he way stronger than before. Did something happen?”Ah... right. “...It happened just a little while ago. Piccolo and Kami decided to fuse together.”Gohan, Trunks, and... Gohan Blue, might stick to calling him that, all look at you in surprise, but for different reasons. Your Gohan speaks first, “Well... that’s better than how Kami met his end in my timeline. He felt something ominous, but he was killed in the initial attack. Dr. Raichi destroyed the Lookout, and Piccolo died with Kami...”“A-ah... sorry. Er... well, what do you know of Broly?”He crosses his arms as you all fly together. “Broly’s a strange one. Paragus never really met with anyone else on Earth, it was just Vegeta and Nappa who went with him. Memory’s a bit hazy from back then, but I guess you and dad had something else to do. All I know is that dad never met Broly, and Vegeta killed Paragus for his betrayal attempt.”You frown apologetically at Bra. “So... that was a major change to everything that happened... wait, the Shamoians, were they...?”Gohan shakes his head. Well... one good thing that came out of this. “But Broly didn’t die there. We encountered him years later... a few times. First, he was on his own, mind broken and filled with rage. After that... he was under the control of Baby. Not sure if as a phantom or as puppet, but we aren’t strong enough to defeat him.”“I see...” Well this is just a bag of sunshine. Time for a change of subject. You move a bit closer to him. “So... how much of my little talk with Pantea did you catch?”There’s an accusatory look. “I didn’t need to catch much of it. Guess even with all the changes, you’re still the same.” But the look on his face softens, lips forming a smile. “You’re still the same mom I remember.”...Damn, right at the heartstrings. “Does... your Pantea ever look at you like that? Should I be expecting any Saiyan-Tuffle-human grandkids?”He chuckles nervously. “I... well... we’ve kinda thought about it, I guess. More pressing matters keep coming up, though.”You smile back at Pantea, though... a thought occurs. ‘You meant two, not three, right?’ you ask the girl telepathically.‘W-what?’‘Trunks and his brother, or... did you mean to include Bra too?’Her face goes red. ‘Maple.’‘Not that there’s anything wrong with that!’‘Pleeeeaaasse stop.’(cont.)
Rolled 5, 8, 16, 6, 4 = 39 (5d20)>>1736249You go back to focusing on your talk with Gohan. “Matters like your work with your new boss? Ah, how is it like there? Make any friends? And... Bulma’s Time Machine, is that design all that common?”“Well... it’s got lots of strong people, from many different timelines and races. I don’t even know a fraction of the people who work there, but while some are... a bit rougher around the edges, there are others that are quite friendly. Some... a little too friendly. I did spot a bunch of people hanging around... I guess he was some version of Cell. Not like the Cell Sentai I know, and seemed to have a bit of a fanclub. I’d have to admit it can be a bit overwhelming, but... I’m adjusting, I think. My boss hasn’t put me or anyone else out on any kinds of missions though, there are... issues, still. And, from what I can recall, the design is rare.”“Well, how about your cousin? Or your friends? Are they doing well?”“As well as they can be. My biggest worry is still over what Baby plans to do with Izumi, but my other cousin has been getting-”“Wait, OTHER cousin?” you interrupt.“...Ah, w-well... guess he hasn’t been born yet.”“Acer and Chi-chi have another? ...Waaaaait, you don’t mean...?” Ooooh you are gonna have to congratulate them!“R-right, well, sis kinda wishes she could meet you and dad again too, but she’s got faith that you’ll make it through this.” Gohan continues.“...Well, when you get the chance, tell her that I wish her well too.”“I will, mom.”Okay, mostly caught up. Going to have a lot more to discuss when everyone else is together... ah, but guess you can ask one more thing. “So... er, Gohan, brother of Trunks... what’s your story?”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #67... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Characters? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAnd that's all for this tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>1736261Good times, Kato. Glad we got this time to talk with Gohan, and well well, Raddy gonna be a daddy?Wait so was that intentional or a slip on Pantea's part?
>>1736261Sweet thread Kato.
So uh, running tonight, Kato?
>>1738417Traffic most likely held her up.Or Family stuff.
>>1738422Okay. Hope everything is alright...
>>1738458>Thread delayed until ~2:30 pm PST tomorrow, my sincerest apologies for this.Well, there's our answer.
Very sorry guys, having to delay this until ~2:30 pm PST tomorrow. Stuff's come up.
>>1738512Til tomorrow then.
>>1738510>>1738512Ah damn, everything okay, Kato?
>>1738515Thanks, and again, very sorry for this.>>1738517Mostly. Don't worry over it, we'll definitely continue tomorrow.
Rolled 13, 5, 11, 8, 14 = 51 (5d20)Okay, NOW we're back. My sincerest apologies for last night.>>1736261“...And that’s when Mr. Nail joined dad on Earth. The new Elder Tsuno felt it would be good for him to help our dad. Vegeta, Nappa, and...” The Gohan in blue looks awkwardly at Raditz. “...W-well, our Raditz, all went off on their own, but they did say they’d be back to Earth some day.”“But later on, dad came down with a heart virus. Seems to be the same one you all thankfully recovered from.” Trunks adds. “Then the 17 and 18 of our timeline showed up, Raditz, Nappa, and even Vegeta returned... but they couldn’t defeat them. One after one the Earth’s fighters tried to fight them, and each of them fell.”“Mr. Nail did his best to train us in dad’s absence. But... 17 and 18 made a game out of hunting us. And Mr. Nail ended up having to lay down his life in order to save ours.” Trunks’ brother continues. “Mom then resolved to complete the Time Machine, and then, well, guess that’s when you guys come into this. Heh, needless to say I was amazed when Trunks returned, stronger than ever, able to stop 17 and 18 without breaking a sweat.”“So, that mostly brings us up to speed.” Trunks finishes. “I mean, there was that bit with Tapion, where I got my sword...”“Say, er... Gohan,” your own brother asks the boy in blue, “You didn’t opt for a sword yourself?”“Eh... not really my kind of thing.” he admits.The rest of everyone gathered at Capsule Corp start to talk among themselves. Your own kids were absolutely enthralled by the tale, and Goku seemed glad to hear how well they were doing. You also notice Bulma contemplating something... might be related to Number 19.>A. So, did your boss allow you three to do any major training while you’re here?>B. Well Gohan, son, your turn. Anything you want to feel like bringing up?>C. Bulma, any progress on your little guest in your lab?>D. So what about Cell? Can you tell us anything about him?>E. Something else?
>>1740453It's fine Kato. Shit happens.>A. So, did your boss allow you three to do any major training while you’re here?>B. Well Gohan, son, your turn. Anything you want to feel like bringing up?>C. Bulma, any progress on your little guest in your lab?>D. So what about Cell? Can you tell us anything about him?We also have that molted Cell husk and the shell we collected for our scientists to look at. That could give us info on Cell that even the Time Patrol doesn't have. I doubt anyone's actually studied him up close before.Side note: Couldn't Piccolo/Kami learn how to use the Devil Bracelet's from pendulum room KP if he doesn't wanna contact his spirit? He isn't technically the nameless namekian yet, without that piece...
Welcome back Kato.>>1740453I'll back >>1740469
Rolled 11, 9, 13, 8, 11 = 52 (5d20)>>1740453“So, uh, your boss allow you three to do any major training with us while you’re here?”Your Gohan rubs the back of his neck. “...Kind of? We’re allowed to visit some areas around the Earth, and do some training with you all, but we still are supposed to be focused on Towa and tricks she might be up to. Mira especially is a huge threat to this timeline, his power still exceeds everyone here.”“That makes sense.” Acer comments. “Still, Trunks, I wouldn’t mind if you could show me some of the things you’ve learned.”The purple-haired boy smiles. “Yes, sir! I’d be honored to show you.”“Well son, anything you’d like to bring up then? Things you want to focus on? Allies you’ve made?”“...Well, plenty I could say about what has happened in my timeline, but I guess there’s not much else to say that I haven’t said already that you guys need to focus on in the near term. Dr. Raichi is still on his way, and might be here soon. I know that you all have gotten stronger, but it’s still something you all need to be careful about. On the plus side, I guess at least Piccolo will be around to help in this timeline. And... hrmn...” He crosses his arms, trying to make sure he’s covered everything he needs to bring up. “We might have to stay for that, too. There’s a good chance Towa will interfere there, in addition to why Bra’s here.”A light bulb goes off in your head. “Oh, right, Cell will probably be among his fighters too. Trunks, Bra, is there anything else either you can tell us about him?”“Well, we’ve prevented Cell from reaching his full power.” Bra starts off. “He showed up in my timeline a while after I defeated 17 and 18, looking for them. He’d attacked some cities that were starting to recover, but realized that with 17 and 18 gone, he needed to head back in time. He tried to ambush me, almost got me with his tail, the thing he uses to absorb people. I sliced it off, but he managed to regrow it. Thankfully, the Magic you guys helped me learn proved vital in stopping him. I could prevent his regeneration with Fire magic, and from there I just had to make sure every speck of him was obliterated.”“Dr. Gero made him based on the genes and skills of our worlds’ greatest fighters.” Trunks continues. “Gohan and I faced someone like him in our timeline too.”(cont.)
Rolled 9, 1, 18, 4, 16 = 48 (5d20)>>1740701“And in mine, Dr. Gero made a whole squad of them as a replacement for the Ginyu Force. They serve as part of the PTO under Mira’s authority. Though unlike the others, the Cell Sentai don’t have any Artificial Humans they need to absorb. Instead, they can combine into one being and gain tremendous levels of power...”“We still have the shell of the Cell that showed up in our timeline, might that be of any use to you?” you question.Trunks shakes his head. “As strange as it might sound, there’s at least one Cell that’s part of the Time Patrol.”A few of you are taken aback by that statement. Bra gives a quiet laugh, mumbling out “Not even the craziest thing I’ve seen there.”Bulma seems almost lost in thought now. You nudge her arm with her elbow. “Say, any progress with the little guest in your lab?”“Some. I’ve been debating on having her out and about. Hasn’t shown any real hostility, but...”>A. Has she asked to be let out?>B. You sure you can trust her?>C. Hey, might not be a bad thing, why not let her?>D. Oh, right! Trunks, Gohan, was there any Number 19 in your timelines?>E. Something else?
>>1740707>A. Has she asked to be let out?>B. You sure you can trust her?She has a soul that helps her channel ki, so she's not an ordinary artificial human. Is there anyway Baba could...directly meet with with the soul to bypass all of Gero's programming?>D. Oh, right! Trunks, Gohan, was there any Number 19 in your timelines? Where there any numbers beyond 19? Do you know of Android 16? Apparently that one has taken over as Gero's guardian.>Speaking of which Android 15's head is still in a lake on Brench. Wonder if they ever got to that?
Rolled 18, 3, 13, 9, 20 = 63 (5d20)>>1740707“I mean, has she been asking to be let out? Has she done anything that’s worrying you?” you question.“Well, not really. Her only request has been that she meet with Ozotto, ‘before he kills you all.’” she responds, giving air quotes to the last bit.“...Charming. Well, wait, she has a soul, doesn’t she? You think Baba could help us like... get past the programming and get us to talk with her more directly? Without Gero’s programming getting in the way?”She gives you a bemused look. “Maple, you are asking entirely the wrong person about this for an opinion, but... consider this: there might not be anything else to her personality than her programming. I don’t see any difference between how she processes things with or without a soul, and even if there were something, without her body we might end up with something as coherent as an infant.” Bulma slowly realizes the implications of what she speculated on. “...God, what if she actually was an infant before Gero... changed her?”Oh. That’s just a lovely thought, isn’t it? “I... guess I see your point...”“Er, mom, Mrs. Maple, forgive me for interrupting, but what are you two talking about?” Trunks asks.“Ah, right! Trunks, Gohan, were there any more Artificial Humans in your timeline beside the two? We have a 19 here in Bulma’s lab, and I recall our 17 mentioning there’s a 16 serving as Gero’s guard or something...”“...Not that I know of. Also, you... you still have her around? I thought you’d get rid of that thing when it malfunctioned.”Bulma shrugs. “19‘s made no outward threats to us since we recovered her. All she’s requested is that she gets the chance to ask Ozotto why she’s still alive.”“...I don’t like this.” Trunks grumbles out. “That little trio gave you guys a lot of trouble on their own, this might be a trap set by Towa and Gero.”“I’ve removed the bomb inside her already, and now we have plenty of fighters capable of keeping her in line. Even if they are planning something, she’s no threat to us.” Bulma explains. “...A bit rude and not all that friendly, but still.”>A. I still think we should take her to see Baba>B. Maybe you should try to find Gero’s lab when you get the chance, Trunks>C. I’m gonna go check on her, maybe see if we can have a little chat>D. Something else?
>>1740962Well, she could have tracking or monitoring devices on her. But Towa can already kinda watch us anyway and Gero has spybots already so I doubt he'd waste installing that in her. Especially if she somehow scrambled the command code to blow herself up from being captured.>A. I still think we should take her to see BabaI think we should show 19 that she's alive and not the cold machine she thinks she is.>B. Maybe you should try to find Gero’s lab when you get the chance, TrunksTake Yamcha. ...aw now I'm sad about Green and Blue...>C. I’m gonna go check on her, maybe see if we can have a little chatAnd if she doesn't wanna chat, lets go get the pirate robot out of storage and talk to him instead.>D. Something else?...Would 19 respond to Eighter at all? He is kinda like...her older brother.
>>1740962>C & B.Not many people tonight.
>>1741030It is an early game.
>>1741044Ah, makes sense.
Oh. General Blue is also an android right? 11? If I'm not mistaken? Perhaps he and Eighter could get 19 to open up together?
Rolled 10, 18, 19, 9, 17 = 73 (5d20)>>1740962“Well, if you get the chance, maybe you guys can try to find Gero’s lab in your timelines. Just a thought.” you tell Trunks, standing up.“Where you going, Maple?” Goku asks, having had a chat with future son, Raditz asking the boy something next.“Wanna check on 19. Got some questions for her.” you reply, heading off. Might be at least worth asking her.“Well, you know where the lab is.” Bulma comments, starting her own conversation with Trunks.You head into the lab, flipping on the light switch. 19 slowly opens her eyes as you enter, head still detached from her body. “So you are back. Will you be taking me to see Ozotto?”“There’s some time before then, so you’ll get your chance. I’ve got some questions though.”“I have nothing to say to you in regards to Dr. Gero, if that is what you wish to discuss. I assume that the new visitors are the fighters I encountered when my self-destruct failed, so if your questions are related to that, Ozotto will most likely know more than I.”You shake your head. “Nothing like that. More, well... 19, if we reattach your head to your body, have you walking around again, would you be willing to do something with us?”“It would depend on your request, but I would further request you take me to Majin Ozotto.”“I’d like to bring you to meet Baba.” you state.She’s hesitant, but curious to your request. “For what purpose?”“Well... you do have a soul, right?” you ask, rubbing the back of your neck.“To better utilize the absorbsion and channeling of Ki.” she states bluntly.“Having a soul means more than that, 19.” you tell her, giving a bit of a pout.“My programming does not extend beyond using it beyond that.”>A. 19, could you at least just agree to this? We’ll let you meet Ozotto>B. Your programming should be adaptable. Eighter or General Blue could show you what I mean>C. ...Gero and Towa wouldn’t happen to have like, a tracking device of some kind implanted in you, would they?>D. Something else?
>>1741233>C. ...Gero and Towa wouldn’t happen to have like, a tracking device of some kind implanted in you, would they?>A. 19, could you at least just agree to this? We’ll let you meet Ozotto>B. Your programming should be adaptable. Eighter or General Blue could show you what I meanYou are more then just your programming.You are a sentient intelligent being. You have self-awareness, you are conscious of your existence and actions. Your aware of yourself and your own ego. Combined with the fact you have a soul, you are less an artificial human and more of a metal..woman.You are an individual, not Gero's tool.
>>1741233You sigh and rub your temple. “19, listen, you’re more than just your programming. You’ve shown clear sapience, intelligence, and consciousness of your actions. You’re self-aware, you understand your own ego and mortality. While I can’t say I approve of the actions you’ve taken... you at least understand the consequences of them, beyond just following out simple programming. Your insistence on meeting Ozotto is proof enough of this-”“Please get to the point.” she requests in a strange monotone that somehow feels... nervous.“Look, if you can agree to meet with Baba, I can guarantee you that we’ll take you to see Ozotto. Body intact.”19 is quiet for a few seconds, clearly considering her options. “...This is an agreeable request. I will humor your curiosity if you allow me to meet with Majin Ozotto.”You clap your hands together. “Great! Oh, and afterwards we can maybe take you to see Eighter and General Blue to-”“The first request is all I will agree to. Do not test me any further by trying to bring me to those traitors.”“Fine, fine, jeeze...” you grumble out. “Soooo... Gero and Towa wouldn’t happen to have put like, some kind of tracking device on you, would they?”“Bulma has removed and disposed of it. I have no further equipment in that regard, nor would it be necessary. The shower observation post in your home provides all the information needed.”You blink, an awkward silence in the air. “...Well look, you’re capable of humor.”“Am I?” she asks in the same monotone, her face blank....Mental note: never get into a poker match with her.>A. Head back out and tell Bulma>B. ...Further mental note: check shower later tonight>C. Well, this has been a fun day, but still might wanna chat with... (who?)>D. Something else?
>>1741614>A. Head back out and tell Bulma>B. ...Further mental note: check shower later tonight...maybe we can trace the feed >C. Well, this has been a fun day, but still might wanna chat with... Raditz. Let's help him get full power ssj
>>1741614>B.T-Towa, no!>A & C.Gohan and Peppa, see how they're reacting to Future Gohan.
>>1741614>>A. Head back out and tell Bulma>>B. ...Further mental note: check shower later tonight
>>1741614“I’ll, uh, be on my way then.” you mumble out. 19 remains quiet as you walk away, though you can see the Pirate head in the back... well, it LOOKS like it’s trying to hold back laughter....Further mental note: check the shower later tonight, just to be safe. You make your way back to Bulma and let her know the deal you made with 19. Trunks is... still less than thrilled by it. “Would you mind if Gohan and I are around for that, at least? Just as some extra precaution.”“Worried about your mom getting into trouble?” the purple-haired lady teases.Trunks rubs the back of his neck. “W-well...”Yamcha laughs. “Ah, you’re a good kid, Trunks.”“Th-thanks... Mr. Yamcha.” he mumbles out, looking towards Bra.“...You get used to it.” she tells him, knowing exactly what his expression says. “At least they’re happy together.”“You know, Maple and Acer aren’t the only ones here with telepathy.” Yamcha comments aloud, sending a visible shiver down Trunks’ back. He then laughs again. “Don’t stress over it, just teasing you, kid.”“R-right...”You head back to Goku and the kids, Peppa barraging her brother’s future counterpart with a million questions. “Do you kick a lot of butt? Do I kick even more butt? Does Baozi grow up to be cool, or is he more like his dad? What’s Videl do? Is that Tarble guy really strong? What’s space like? Can you do-”The younger Gohan looks up to his older self, “Some things never change?”Future Gohan nods, chuckling. “One at a time, sis, one at a time.”“You knew this was gonna happen, didn’t you?” you ask the boy with a smirk.“Well... yeah. Still.. sis, first question.”“Tarble!” she shouts out excitedly.“Mr. Tarble... well, he’s not as much of a fighter as the rest of us, but he has tried to train to get stronger out of necessity. He’s more a leader though, he’s been keeping everyone safe, organizing missions, working with Bulma the most on what we need to do. He’s most protective of his nephew, it’s the only thing he had left of his brother...”>A. Ah, that reminds me, we should contact Tarble again some time>B. Let Peppa keep up her questions>C. Sweetie, don’t barrage your brother too much>D. ...Can Tarble transform in your timeline?>E. Something else?
>>1741925>“Do you kick a lot of butt? Do I kick even more butt? Does Baozi grow up to be cool, or is he more like his dad? What’s Videl do? Is that Tarble guy really strong? What’s space like? Can you do-”Peppa should go to the ask...she'd ask as much as I do..>A. Ah, that reminds me, we should contact Tarble again some time>B. Let Peppa keep up her questions>D. ...Can Tarble transform in your timeline?>E. Something else?Does Vegeta have any other siblings across the multiverse? Any other brothers or sisters?
>>1741925“Say... can Tarble transform in your timeline?” you ask your Future Gohan.“He has been able to, but he’s not as strong as the rest of us.” he replies.Oooh, some encouragement then. “We should contact him again some time... any other relatives you know of? Brothers or sisters of his?”He shakes his head. “Just his nephew, now.”“Ah... right then.”“Ooh, ooh, next?” Peppa asks excitedly.“S-sure.”“What’s Videl up to?”“Videl’s one of our best fighters. She’s with us a lot on missions, and... well, she kinda has saved our butts a few times. Dr. Raichi often used phantoms of...” Gohan glances awkwardly at you and Goku, frowning and looking down. “...well, he used phantoms to try to bring out an emotional response. It’s why I ended up with your sword, mom. But he’s also practical about it, as even with an emotional response, his warriors have to be strong enough to be useful, sometimes boosted beyond natural levels, but at a cost. Videl’s... well, her dad isn’t naturally as strong as the rest of you. For the few times we’ve had to fight phantoms of family, Raichi’s never really found it cost-effective enough to try and pump him up to a credible threat. Videl’s been able to snap us out of Raichi’s attempts at emotional manipulation a few times.”“Woooow.” Peppa exclaims. “That sounds so cool.”“Er... ‘cool’ wouldn’t really be how I describe it.” he responds nervously.“What about Baozi? Did he end up a butthead like his dad, or is he cool too?”>A. Peppa, as mean as Vegeta can be, not nice to call your elders “buttheads”>B. Wait, so, there is a limit to Dr. Raichi’s power?>C. Got a question of my own...>D. Something else?
>>1742124>A. Peppa, as mean as Vegeta can be, not nice to call your elders “buttheads”>B. Wait, so, there is a limit to Dr. Raichi’s power?>C. Got a question of my own...Nail was a prominent part of your guy's lives. Do you think it's possible our Nail could do the same for the present kids? I wouldn't want to deprive them of a mentor like that. Besides Piccolo he's the only Namekian who can keep up with the gang.
>>1742124>A. Peppa, as mean as Vegeta can be, not nice to call your elders “buttheads”>>B. Wait, so, there is a limit to Dr. Raichi’s power?
>>1742124>A & B.Peppa, no.>>1742144This is our Gohan, isn't it?
>>1742124“Peppa, no.”“Peppa yes?”“Nooo, even if Mr. Vegeta is rude sometimes, it is not nice to call your elders ‘buttheads’.” you tell her critically.“...Even if they are?”“Do not call your elders ‘buttheads,’ young lady.” you reinforce.“Yes mom...” she mumbles out.Well, with that said, “Now, wait just a second, Gohan... did I hear that right? Is there a limit to Dr. Raichi’s power?”He nods. “We never really have figured out what it is, but we have ideas. Most likely it’s related to the Destron Gas he can produce, in order to power up his warriors and keep them tethered and under control.”“Hrmn... that would make sense, he didn’t always have Teacher around with us when we still lived with him. Plus, I’d imagine Hatchiyak is a massive drain on resources to maintain its physical presence...”Peppa pokes her brother’s future counterpart with her tail. “...Sooo...”“Ah, r-right, well... he’s strong, and for as young as he is he acts fairly hardened. Tires to remain stoic and calm, but he has a soft spot for his uncle. He’ll butt heads sometimes, and he’s not afraid to speak his mind when he disagrees with something, but he’s still very loyal and cares very much about us.” Gohan looks away. “...He does look up to a certain someone more than he’d admit, in spite of all the times he butts heads with her.”>A. ...Someone who?>B. Well, could find the answer without asking...>C. Got a question myself, son>D. Something else?
>>1742317>A.Is it Peppa? Videl? ...Lazuli?
>>1742317>A. ...Someone who?
>>1742381thisMatchmaker maple yes please
>>1742467I can already hear Vegeta's no echo across time and space.
>>1742317“...Someone who?” you ask inquisitively.The older Gohan gives you an accusatory look. “Mom.”“Just asking.” Oh bad habits die hard. ‘Iiiiis it... your Peppa?’For a moment you swear you hear distant screaming. ‘They butt heads sometimes but... no.’ he responds in his mind.‘Oooh... Videl? ...Lazuli?’‘Lazuli’s way older than him, mom.’...Wait. WAIT. ‘...Is it your cousin? Little Izzy?’Gohan clears his throat. “So, anyway, what other questions do you have, sis?”...Matchmaker Maple, yes. Guess that’s yet one more reason to make sure you make it through all this. Wait, you hear screaming again...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7MwxJ43Vk>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #67 END.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Characters? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAnd that's all for tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. Did y’all have fun?
>>1742560Baozi and Izzy, sitting in a tree?Fun times, Kato. Thanks for running. Like that look for her.