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/fjJ35BVuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO_Lpb2f6d4Last time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Z! With training complete, the battle against Majin Ozotto finally began! Vegeta faced the Super Monster first, and while managing to pull off a number of clever tactics, even utilizing the Oozaru transformation, he ended up defeated. Tien however took the Majin on next, and with the help of you, Acer, and Launch, he managed to successfully seal Ozotto with the Mafuba!However, after you and Chiaotzu manage to convince 19 not to steal the jar, Ozotto revealed he had a backup plan: the cloned Cell and Culture Fluid in Jaguar’s castle revitalized the monster, stronger than ever and vastly more dangerous. Ozotto’s new power proved too great for even Goku to manage, but as he was hit with a near-fatal blow, Peppa and Gohan’s rage exploded into the true next level of Super Saiyan!Ozotto stood no chance against their combined might, and though it nearly took your life in the process, you managed to save Goku from dying. But just as everything seemed to wrap up, something ominous happened: your son from the future has gone missing, and the culprit behind this kidnapping seems all too obvious...
>>2007076Slowly you rise up, noticing you’re in one of Capsule Corp’s guest rooms. You sit up slightly, using your telekinesis to try and fix up your hair a bit. Ow, knots. "How... how long were we out?" you ask aloud, letting out a yawn."Nearly a day." your brother responds. "18 hours, to be exact.""On the plus side, for the first time in a couple weeks, the world’s been able to rest peacefully." Yamcha adds. "Thanks to these little squirts here."Peppa and Gohan nearly pounce on you, clinging to you tight. You smile sweetly, hugging the two of them. You then notice Goku sitting across from you, grinning wide... though he still seems a little exhausted. "Thanks again, Maple. Nearly kicked the bucket back there.”>A. It’s okay, at least you’re still with us>B. Bonk him on the head and pout just a little. That scared you>C. Gohan, Peppa, are you two okay?>D. Something else?
>>2007090>A. It’s okay, at least you’re still with usHug and kiss the monkey boy! >Not letting you meet King Kai just yet...>C. Gohan, Peppa, are you two okay?>D. Something else?Towa...she got Gohan Red....>Go demand to the bathroom cameras that Towa most likely installed in CC for our future son back.
>>2007090>A. It’s okay, at least you’re still with us>C. Gohan, Peppa, are you two okay?
>>2007090You smile back at Goku. "It’s okay. Just glad you’re still with us.” With the kids still clinging to you, you move over to him and give him a quick hug, then a kiss. “No meeting King Kai just yet, monkey boy.”Goku chuckles, rubbing the back of his neck. “Haha, right.”You then ruffle your kids’ hair a bit. “Gohan, Peppa, you two okay?”“Was really, really worried, mom. About you, about dad...” Peppa tells you, her face pressed against your shirt.“It’s okay, sweetheart. We’re here.” you tell her softly, patting her hair. You look to Gohan next. “I’d have been there right alongside you two if I could. Say, where’s-?”...Oh no.You can’t sense Future Gohan’s Ki. You stand up. “She didn’t.”Acer looks away. “...She might have.”You stand up completely, furious, Gohan and Peppa finally letting go of you as you storm off. Goku tries to follow. You’re about to kick down the nearest bathroom door and start shouting at Towa, but you realize it’s occupied. You clench your fists. “We need to get him back.”“Easy, Maple, easy...” Goku tells you, placing his hand on your shoulder.In the atrium you sense most everyone else... and a surprise guest. Heading down there with everyone, you see the strange pink woman talking with Bra, Trunks, and Trunks’ Gohan. “That’s most likely what she’s planning.”“Towa?” you ask, your voice almost demanding an answer.Buula looks over to you and nods. “Indeed. But not just ‘your’ Towa.">A. How many Towas are involved?>B. What’s she planning?>C. Are you recalling them to go deal with this?>D. Something else?
>>2007511>A. How many Towas are involved?Is it the whole Council of Towas? Or just the Towa that the 'cheating' Mira belongs too?>B. What’s she planning?She's no mad dog kil- kidnapper. She's up to something...>C. Are you recalling them to go deal with this?Totally understandable, but our Towa's still cheating and has her own Broly...>D. Something else?...Did Beelz happen to mention where he took the mafuba'd Ozotto? We should really figure out how to deal with that instead of having another King Piccolo moment..
>>2007550Backing this too
>>2007511Ah, dang. "How many ‘Towas’ are involved? Is it just mine and the one with the Mira, or is there like, a whole council involved?” you question.“At the very least, ‘your’ Towa and her counterpart from your son’s timeline.” she replies. “There’s a good chance they were trying to influence events just for this occasion.”“But why?” your brother asks. “Couldn’t she have gone after him any other time?”You nod. “Yeah, what’s she planning? This seems awfully convenient for her.”“Probably waiting for him to drop his guard.” Trunks speculates. “Goku almost dying, Peppa transforming, and then... er, ‘himself’ doing the same. I’m sure he was more than a little surprised by that.”Gohan and Peppa seem disheartened by that idea. “He’s... gone because of us?” your son asks.“Ah, well, it’s not like it’s your fault!” Trunks proclaims awkwardly. “Just... she might have been planning on this. Ozotto was crafty, but Towa... all this time, she might have been setting up a situation to kidnap him.”“Again, though, why?” you repeat.“Because he’s been a thorn in the side of her future self for years. And while they can’t find Tarble’s home on their own, Gohan can. Most likely they’ll try to get that information out of him, or...” Buula loos down and sighs. “She’ll brainwash him into one of her Timebreaker slaves.”You feel another mixutre of fear and anger. You were worried she’d try this with your kids, but... she never did. Because she had a bigger catch to make. “...So you need all of them to try and stop that? Time Patrol mobilizing to stop them?”Trunks and his brother nod apologetically. “I mean... if we could, we’d be staying here for longer.”Buula crosses her arms before she replies, thinking things over. “...There still is the matter of Cell.”“And Broly!” you interject.Bra stands straight and tall. “Buula, if it’s okay with our boss, I would like to stay here and complete the missions I undertook before. I’ve been training and preparing for this. I can’t... I WON’T abandon them now.”Bra...Buula looks her in the eyes. “...Very well. I’ll try to get it cleared. Trunks, Gohan, you two are coming back, though.”“Sure. We both owe him anyway. The least we can do is help him with this.” the black-haired Gohan comments.(cont.)
>>2007803“Ah, er, one last thing, what’s Beelzebub doing with the captured Ozotto?”“He plans on keeping an eye on the Majin for the time being. Needs to prepare something in order to truly destroy him.” Piccolo states. You notice Buula make an awkward flinch when Piccolo said the word “Majin,” maybe she’s dealt with one herself? “At the same time, he also knows that Towa’s after it, and so is keeping it under careful watch.” Piccolo also telepathically tells you and Acer that Beelzebub is probably trying to keep a watch out for you; don’t want to give Raichi any more that he could add to his forces.“In any case, we shouldn’t delay.” Buula says aloud.Trunks walks over to Acer, extending his arm. “Thanks again for helping me with some training, Mr. Acer.”Your brother and the half-Saiyan shake. “Not a problem. Heh, betcha next time we meet, you’ll have gotten that same Ascended Super Saiyan power Peppa and Gohan got.”“I’d... hope it doesn’t have to be as traumatic.” Trunks says with a nervous laugh. “Until then though, take care.”The three of them teleport away with Buula.>A. Wish we could help him too...>B. Thank you again, Bra, for looking out for us>C. Check around on everyone here, especially... (who?)>D. Something else?
>>2007810>>A. Wish we could help him too...>>B. Thank you again, Bra, for looking out for usLovin' the Quest Kato.
>>2007810>A>B>D "What happened with 19?"
>>2007810>A, B, C.19, then Tien.Also just check on Vegeta. Don't say nothing. Just see how salty he is.
>>2007818Thanks!>>2007810“Wish we could help him too...” you comment aloud.“Yeah.” Goku agrees. “But he’s strong. And he’s got some good people to back him up.”“Heh, fair enough. Speaking of, thanks again, Bra, for looking out for us.” you tell the blue-haired girl.“I intend to see through my mission here. I will help you all, especially after all everyone here has done for me. Cell, Broly... I guess that new form of Ozotto, too. I’ll stand alongside you all to stop them.” she declares. “Plus... well, Peppa and Gohan proved my father right. I intend to find out that transformation too.”Out of the corner of your eye you spot Vegeta, hearing a grunt come from him as he sits away from everyone, Nappa by his side. There’s a strange look on his face. Jealousy, pride, anger, even a bit of hope. But it’s clear that he does not want to speak with you. Well... guess you can just let him be. “I bet you will, Bra. Do you know where 19 might be?”“Where you left her. Mom’s not had much time to look her over since yesterday.” she tells you. “At the very least, she’s not trying to start anything...”“How about Tien?” you ask.“He’s back in Mifan, with his students and Launch. Also kinda getting hounded by the press. Speaking of... ah, there are some outside.”You raise an eyebrow, sensing... oh. Oh there are a lot. Dozens upon dozens of people. “...Is it just the Ozotto thing?”“Mostly. People want to know what went down, and Tien gave them an abridged version earlier.” Acer states.>A. Well, they should know the truth. Gohan and Peppa saved the world>B. ...Maaaaaybe we should teleport home, later>C. Wanna check in with someone else (who?)>D. Something else?
>>2008020>>A. Well, they should know the truth. Gohan and Peppa saved the world>D. Give them fancy smhancy new outfits.
>>2008020>B.Let's at least give the kids some breathing room, so power doesn't go to their heads.>C.Bulma.
Next A or B calls it.
>>2008020"Leeeet’s hold off on that for now. They did save the world, but they also need some breathing room.” you comment, looking down to Peppa and Gohan. “We’ll teleport home later, okay?”“Okay mom.” Gohan replies.“Groucho’s probably really hungry!” Peppa declares.You and Goku laugh together. Ah, they’re growing up so fast, but they’re still kids. You know that ghost dad... that Raichi... is coming soon. But you have some time for them to relax. You pat them both on the head and walk over to Bulma. “So... any progress on 19? Anything you might need me to help with?”Bulma, her daughter at her side, looks down contemplatively. “I have some ideas I’ve been trying to think over. Just don’t know if we have enough time to implement them.”You grin confidently. “We’ll make time, for her sake.">DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #71... 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 tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and such. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>2008545I had a super amount of fun.See what I did there?No but really I enjoyed it.
>>2008545So, we get 19 fixed, help Peppa and Gohan master SS2, and maybe see if Bra and Goku can get it too? Oh, and maybe spend some time with Chuu Lee or Videl.
>>2008646I'd really like to learn how to spiral our ki around like Chuu Lee does. Lightning Drill Kamehameha!
>>2008634Glad to hear!>>2008646>>2009700Those are some ideas, but don't expect them to come all that easily.Anyway, we're back!>>2008545You, Bulma, Pantea, and Chiaotzu head into the lab where 19 rests. “It’ll take days to build up a proper set of programs that allow her to argue with Gero’s programming without... well, this happening to her.”“What if we jury-rig something from her soul?” Pantea asks. “Just enough to give her some more personality.”“It would take even longer.” Bulma states lowly. “The problem is she doesn’t exactly have much free will...”“So, this idea’s more on giving her the option to choose...” Chiaotzu comments.“Maple.” Bulma starts, turning her attention to you. “How long do we have? Any exact measurements?”>A. Less than a week, for sure>B. Maybe a couple days... agh, sorry I was out for one of them>C. Can we restore her Ki absorbers too?>D. Something else?
>>2011296>B. Maybe a couple days... agh, sorry I was out for one of them>D. Instead of ki absorbers, can we give 19 an alternative power source? One less...people drain-y? *Flashback to the dead, drained bodies we saw when we first met 19*We should get Senbei and Flappe too. Maybe something in Eighter and Arale's coding that would help with something like this?
>>2011296>B & CAnd >>2011329
>>2011296You try to recall it. “Maybe a couple of days... we don’t have an exact number, but it’s soon. I’m sorry... here I was sleeping for one of them...”“You needed to get your rest, Maple. Can’t blame you.” Bulma says kindly.You sigh. “Still, this means we don’t have much time to fix her.”“Well, maybe if we all work together on this, we can get her fixed quicker.” Pantea speculates. “Mom, what do you need immediate help with?”“Oh, actually, maybe we could work to restore her Ki absorbers? Or... you know, get her something to allow her to produce Ki on her own, too?”“She can sort of do that already, just weakly. Has her own soul, after all.” Bulma states. “But actual repairs like that would take even longer. Anyway... what needs to be done first...” The purple-haired woman thinks over the question. “Well, building a counter to Gero’s programming means copying over some lines of code and reversing their commands, then we have to start debugging...”“Oh it!” Pantea shouts, hopping over to the little computer Bulma was working on previously.Bulma glances at you. “Maple... are you sure you can afford helping us with this? If we have a few days left, that means there’s more you might want to do for yourself...”>A. I’m certain>B. I can help out with what little I can, but I guess you’re right, focus should be elsewhere>C. Eh... I guess I do have more to train for, especially given what happened with Ozotto>D. Something else?
>>2011616>B. >C. Eh... I guess I do have more to train for, especially given what happened with Ozotto>D. "What about Jaguar's scientists? Did Capsule Corp take them in?"(If we learned multiform, we can multitask better, so we can manage our time better, so we don't have to make choices like this...)
>>2011616Damn, she has a point. “I mean... I guess I can help out, when I have time, but you’re right... agh. We do have something big coming we need to prepare for, especially after what happened with Ozotto...”“Well, any help you can offer is good.” Bulma states, looking over 19 again.You rub your chin. “Hrmn... what about Jaguar’s scientists? Have any of them tried to join up with Capsule Corp, or something?”“Some might be able to help us later, after the legality of their actions are accounted for. Others are on the run, trying to keep away from everything that happened. Can’t exactly blame them, more than a week with Ozotto constantly around, it’s a miracle as many made it out of there as they did.”>A. You’ve got some time now, help Bulma and Pantea with 19>B. Chiaotzu, what will you be doing?>C. Gonna head off with Goku and the kids, thanks again for all this, Bulma>D. Find Chuu Lee, got some stuff you’d like to ask her>E. Something else?
>>2011931>B. Chiaotzu, what will you be doing?>D. Find Chuu Lee, got some stuff you’d like to ask her>How do I drill?
>>2011931>C & DSee if Chuu Lee can help Peppa and Gohan too.
For the programming, what about handling it akin to how the Hacker handled SHODAN?"As the hacker could not alter the defense logic program at RTF address 236, he diverted the function call to a non-existent program. The error sequencing created a blank memory block where he added a self-looping routine that bypassed normal security operations and wrote new call routines within the logistic banks..."
>>2012002Ooh, this is a good idea. Supporting.
>>2012002I support the smart hacking jargon!
>>2011931https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3vQ1jQ3blUYou think for a moment. "I’m gonna head off, but, before I do, got an idea.”“Ideas are good.” Pantea comments, typing away.You walk over to the girl. “How much free space is there available in her memory banks?”“Tons, actually.” Bulma comments. “But much of it is separated into different chunks of space, with significant portions of it locked away.”“See if you can get one of the free blocks open, and then try rerouting Gero’s commands through there. You can’t alter them, but you can have them go through different priority checks, right? From there, we can program in something that can at least allow her to ignore those commands. Maybe something that puts it in a loop that gives her ”Pantea keeps typing away. “Might be a bit harder than just that, each one seems linked with the other, and there’s hundreds of lines of code we’d have to go through manually to make sure each of them work. There are some high security protocols on these things, and that might cause a delay in her response times. Or... wait, I’ve got it! Mom, Maple, how about we open up a block for each of the top priority Gero programs, adding in a smaller set to put it in a loop?”“Wouldn’t that add more work for us?” Bulma asks her daughter.“Only at the start. But instead of tackling it all at once, it allows us to set up a timescale for these things, tackle it bit by bit and give her some more independence.” Pantea says confidently.Bulma grins proudly at her daughter, patting her head. “There’s a solid plan.”“Thanks for getting me thinking about that, Maple!” Pantea says, going to work.“No problem. I’ll be back another time to help with this, gonna spend some more time with Goku and the kids first.” You glance over to Chiaotzu, a little lost with all the jargon. “Ah... what’ll you be doing? Do you have an idea?”“I wish I did, but you three know way more about this than I do. I could help with any manual stuff that might be needed.” he comments. “I just wanna be able to help her.”You place your fist forward. “Best of luck then, Chiaotzu.”He taps his fist with your own. “Same to you, Maple.”(cont.)
>>2012286Finally you get back to where Goku and the kids are, but first coming over to Chuu Lee. You also spot Lapis with her, Videl looking at the two of them a little suspiciously. “So, tomorrow, movie?”“Dunno if tomorrow’s good... but, movie does sound f- oh, hey Maple.”You try your absolute hardest not to switch over to Matchmaker Maple mode. “Hope I’m not interrupting.”Lapis shrugs. “Just making date plans.”Trying VERY, VERY HARD not to. “Well, then Chuu Lee, might you be able to help me and the kids a bit?”“Ah, sure. I was actually gonna ask about that myself. Gohan and Peppa’s transformation took us all by surprise.” she says with a sweet smile. “I’d love to see how they’ve improved.”“Thanks! And, ah, sorry, Lapis. Hopefully you two can plan your date later.” And again, Videl seems a little suspicious and... kind of upset.“We’ll make time.” He winks at Chuu Lee, then heads off.>A. ...Videl, you okay?>B. No time to waste, let’s get going>C. Something else?
>>2012290>A.You're not... jealous, are you, Videl?
>>2012355Sorry, sorry. Gotta admit though, you couldn't blame her.
>>2012290>A. ...Videl, you okay?
>>2012290You move away, giving Chuu Lee a thumb’s up. “Okay, we’ll head off when you’re ready. But... give me a moment, okay?”“Sure.” she says with a nod, moving over to where Goku and the kids are.You meanwhile head over to Videl. “...You okay there, kiddo? Something on your mind?”She looks away. “...I’ll be fine.”Hoooo boy. So she’s... well, guess she’s about that age... “Listen, Videl, I know growing up can give some... awkward emotions, but... if you need to talk about them with someone, there are plenty of people around.”Her face cycles through a few expressions. First startled confusion, then a blushing embarrassment, followed by a flustered pout, finally settling on an annoyed grimace. “...Maple. NO.” And before you have a moment to reply to that, she holds up her hand. “...I’m not upset over that. I wanted to take some time training with her. I know I’m close to a breakthrough, just like Peppa was. I could feel something back in Darkness’ cave, like there’s something I just need the right push to reach.”Ah. Ohhh. “I think I recall that... Gohan saw that too. Both you and Peppa. Heh, you know, my boy was just a lil’ jealous of you, too.”That softens her expression a bit. “I just wish I knew how to bring it out...”>A. Maybe you should take a trip to Konpei’s place, he could help you find what that is>B. Ask your dad if you can tag along too. I’ll help you as best I can>C. Maybe Bra can help you? Both you and her are close to something just like Gohan and Peppa>D. Something else?Gonna wrap up soon.
>>2012512“Lord Konpei might be able to help you figure it out. He’s an expert with Ki, and he was helping Bra understand her power before, too. Actually... say, maybe you and Bra could work together on it. You’re both close to a breakthrough, I bet if the two of you team up, you’ll both get there in no time.” you tell her confidently, adding, “Chuu Lee might be super impressed if you can manage that.”Videl finally smiles. “You know, that’s not a bad idea, Maple.”“Good luck, Videl. I know you’ll make her proud.”You walk back to Goku and the kids, Chuu Lee shaking her head. “Please try not to embarrass my students, Maple.”“Whaaaat?” you protest. “Who’s embarrassing whom? Just giving her some advice!”“You know what I mean.” she replies, poking you in the arm. “Matchmaker Maple.”Oh she’s done it now. “...So what movie are you and Lapis planning on seeing?”Chuu Lee laughs. “We’ll see after the world’s safe. Now, you ready?”“Ready as I’ll ever be. Kids?”“Ready!”And with that, you all teleport back to Mount Paozu. Home, sweet home.>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #71... 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 tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and such. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>2012597Thanks for running Kato, I had a good time.
>>2012597Hope Videl and Bra have some fun adventures together, and think it's nice that the former student is teaching her former master. Also totally cool with Videl having a girlcrush on Chuu Lee.
Okay, idea. We work on some team attacks while we're training. Like the Denjin Kamehameha alongside Chuu Lee's wind one, and maybe a variant on the X-Strike with Gohan. Oh, and see about Chuu Lee's healing thingy.
>>2013972Evan Strash X-strike
>>2012615Glad to hear!>>2012676Anon...>>2013972>>2014015There's some ideas.Anyway, we're back!>>2012597After Groucho gives you all a joyful pounce as a welcome home, you, Goku, and Chuu Lee start to talk over things. “So... just a few days.”You nod. “He’ll be here soon, with Towa bringing Broly too.”“Hrmn... Broly...” Goku ponders aloud. “Well, maybe if Raditz and I work together...”“What do you think we can focus on first, Maple?” Chuu Lee questions.>A. Magic. I’ve got some things I think the two of us should focus on>B. Getting stronger, first and foremost. We need to be ready to take down any of the previous threats that might arise>C. Teamwork. Better teamwork and coordination will help us in the coming battle, plus we should be able to manage some team attacks>D. Gohan, Peppa, how about we see the two of you transform again, if you both don’t mind>E. Something else?
>>2014181>D. Gohan, Peppa, how about we see the two of you transform again, if you both don’t mind>B. Getting stronger, first and foremost. We need to be ready to take down any of the previous threats that might arise>C. Teamwork. Better teamwork and coordination will help us in the coming battle, plus we should be able to manage some team attacks>E. "Goku, Gohan, Peppa, is there anything specific you want to learn in this time?"
>>2014181>C. Teamwork. Better teamwork and coordination will help us in the coming battle, plus we should be able to manage some team attacksNot being a tournament format will help us work together better. Also likely the most room for improvement in the short time frame we have to work with.But also>Kids, practice that transformation, try to maintain it.It's important that they get it right, but real studying of it can wait.
Rolled 11, 4, 4, 18, 9 = 46 (5d20)>>2014181“Teamwork will make or break us. We need to be working together for these upcoming threats. More than just getting stronger, we’ll have to know how to cover each other when the time comes. Probably work on some team attacks too...”“Team attacks, huh?” Chuu Lee repeats, scratching her head.“Ah, but before that, Gohan, Peppa!” you call to the kids, the two of them hurrying over.“What do you need, mom?” your son asks.“The two of you need to work on your transformation, too. Can you both show us it again?”Peppa looks at her brother, grinning. “You ready?”Gohan nods. “Yeah.”The two of them first go Super Saiyan, auras blazing around them, ground underneath trembling slightly. They keep powering up... but you notice it’s taking them a little long to reach it. “Gotta... agh... come on...” Peppa grumbles out, her hair standing up straighter, sparks jetting from her body. “Tchh... grrhhh... GGRRAAAHHH!”Gohan seems to have similar difficulty, and while he’s definitely above his strength as a Super Saiyan... he’s not able to tap into it so easily. Goku encourages them, “Come on, I know the two of you can do this! You’ve both almost got it! Just push harder!”The two of them finally let out a roar of fury, ground underneath forming small craters as it’s pushed away. Finally, they manage it, panting, Peppa’s eye twitching slightly, Gohan trying to hold his focus with it. “Ahh... haa... haaa...”“...Does seem to take a lot out of them to bring it out on command.” Chuu Lee notes. “Gohan, Peppa, maybe the two of you should try to manage it like you do your previous transformation. Hold it as long as you can, vary your Ki, and try to contain all this power.”The two of them nod. “O-okay...”Goku keeps a prideful grin, kneeling down to the two of them. “Haha, guess this is the first I ever really got to see of it... it’s incredible, kids!” He pulls the two of them into a hug. “Great job!”“D-daaaaad!” Peppa grumbles out.“Kids, are there any specifics you two might wanna learn?” you ask.Gohan, finally getting out of his father’s embrace, rubs the back of his head. “Well... there are some more sword skills I’d like to try with you, mom.”You toss him his practice blade. “All right son. We’ll be able to do that. Peppa?”“Ooh, ooh, Miss Chuu Lee! I’ve got a question!” the girl shouts out excitedly. “Mom can like... make a Ki sword thing. Might you be able to help me make something similar?”She’s intrigued by the idea. “Maybe. How do you mean?”“Like... how I do my Rasen Kamehameha! With Wind and spinning and stuff!”>A. A Ki drill? Well, that’s got yout attention too. Help her with that>B. Focus on the swordskills with Gohan>C. Chuu Lee, let me see how you’ve managed your Wind Magic>D. Monkey boy, you know, I’ve been meaning to learn that Dragon Fist of yours>E. Something else?
>>2014338>B. Focus on the swordskills with Gohan>E. Teach him the sliver of soul in the sword trick for ki.
>>2014338>A.A! Please! Or at least approve of it!Then>C.
Rolled 2, 20, 20, 7, 18 = 67 (5d20)>>2014338“A Ki drill, huh?” you ask aloud.Chuu Lee thinks the idea over. “That’s not a bad idea, actually. We can work on that.”“Heh, good luck with that then, Peppa. I’ll be observing you and Chuu Lee as you both work on your Wind Magic.” you tell your daughter, patting her on the head. Ah. Ow. That hair IS pointier. In any case, you head over to Gohan, bringing your sword out as well. “So son, let’s get to work on your sword skills.”“Okay mom.” He readies his sword.Goku sticks with Peppa and Chuu Lee, helping them test out this idea od a Ki drill. You, meanwhile explain the ideas behind infusing Ki into your sword, and how to give the blade greater cutting power by giving it just a bit more of your spirit into it, your life energy fueling it. And with that done, you get to work>Roll 3d20, best of five. DC is 12 for all.
Rolled 19, 20, 8 = 47 (3d20)>>2014548Here goes.
Rolled 1, 4, 14 = 19 (3d20)>>2014548
Rolled 9, 13, 1 = 23 (3d20)>>2014554Woot, lucky!>>2014548Rolling again
Rolled 8, 3, 7 = 18 (3d20)>>2014554>>2014564>>2014635>>2014638Where is everyone...
Rolled 5, 12, 1 = 18 (3d20)>>2014548ok it's been another ten minutes. lets get this show on the road.
>>2014697goddamnit...oh well, no regrets.
>>2014554>>2014564>>2014635>>2014643>>2014697Oof. Well, at least you passed. Writing...
>>2014548Your training with Gohan goes well, and you’re surprised by how quickly the boy picks up the skills you’re trying to teach him. Though, even with you going at full power, you’re quickly realizing that he can overwhelm you in sheer force even easier than he thought he could. Him learning how to better channel his power into his sword is certainly not doing YOU any favors. Gohan masters the skills, but the difference in power is enough to send you on your ass a couple times.“M-mom!” Gohan shouts out apologetically. “Are you okay?”You let yourself lay down for a while. “Yeah. Just... taking some things in.” Okay he’s got that down... but maybe... You flip back onto your feet, reversing your grip on your sword. “Gohan, let’s try something new today. Follow my lead, okay?”Your son nods, watching intently, though still trying to keep his massive power under control. You focus energy into your blade, and like the Ka-Blam Slicer, you bring it forward, letting out a burst of power. Your son’s impressed, and you explain to him how Acer managed such a technique before. You then train with him on how to use the technique himself, and after a while...“CROSS...”“STRASH!”The two of you manage to combine your attacks together into a more powerful blow. Oh, this will do wonders down the line.With that done, you next turn your attention to Peppa and Chuu Lee. To your surprise, she’s able to adapt her Rasenken technique to a degree, forming a spiraling chunk of energy around her fist. Not quite a full drill, but enough that it’s both stable and able to deal serious damage. You might be a little worried if she manages to get it to the shape she wants. Even Goku has trouble taking a hit from such a technique, knocked away and sent flying when she tries it out on him.“Haha! Wow, Peppa! Even giving your old man some trouble.” Goku laughs out proudly, getting back on his feet.“Hrmn... Peppa, try pushing the technique out some more. You’ve got it all bunched up at one place.” Chuu Lee instructs.You observe intently, watching as your daughter tries to master her new technique. You also notice that the kids are starting to tire a bit; seems keeping up all this power for so long is still a bit straining for them.>A. Okay, how about you two take a break?>B. They can keep at it a bit more, they’ll say when they’ve had enough>C. Try to help Peppa a bit, show her your Spirit Sword so she can get a proper reference for it>D. You and Chuu Lee are gonna work together now, seeing that Wind Magic is giving you ideas>E. Something else?
>>2014817That Cross Strash isn't necessarily a dual tech, you can do it on your own with a ranged attack and then a subsequent melee attack.
>>2014817>Samma Kammanta>C. Try to help Peppa a bit, show her your Spirit Sword so she can get a proper reference for it'member what Lapis said about the dragon attack.'Gotta constantly cycle your Ki through it to keep it under control before launching it.' Maybe she can cycle her ki and it'll create a better drill?
>>2014827Oh sure, but now both you and Gohan can do them together.
>>2014846Wouldn't one of us doing Cross Strash while the other snipes the enemy with a Geist Magnum work better?
>>2014851But it doesn't look as cool.
>>2014851Could certainly do that too.
>>2014854The Kamehameha looks cool, but it was Vegeta who ultimately pushed the odds in Gohan's favor.
Okay, one more roll of 1d20, best of five. DC is 12.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2014869Rolling
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2014869
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>201486920!
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>2014869Natural Twenteeeeee!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2014869nat 1...?
>>2014963Third time's a charm it seems. Good job!
>>2014878>>2014889>>2014937>>2014952>>2014963That was super close. Writing...
>>2014817https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDRPOrkl1loYou return your blade to its sheath as you walk over to Peppa. “Here, sweetie, watch carefully. Pay attention to how I regulate my Ki.” You hold your hand out above your head, building up Ki around it. You bring your fingers together as if you’re about to chop down at something, then carefully focus that power you built up outwards, doing so slowly. You finally bring out your Spirit Sword, holding your hand in front of you. “Cycle your Ki like this, try to keep it under control before launching it. Lapis does the same for his Ki dragon, I think.”Peppa takes a couple tries to get the idea down, but eventually she’s able to form a Ki blade on her own. Ah, but that’s only half of the idea. Peppa brings it above her head like you did before, applying her Magic to the sword. Winds seem to swirl around it, focusing into the Ki itself spinning, the two forces combining into one. Peppa struggles to maintain the blade... but finally realizes how to get it to work. She clenches her hand into a fist, still cycling out Ki into the sword, but now gripping the energy tightly.Energy spirals around the newly formed Ki drill, cycling with the winds and Ki in unison. She brings the spinning mass of Ki lower, still struggling to properly handle it, but at least capable of keeping it stable, for now. Seems she wants to test it out. Peppa prepares herself, widening her stance slightly as she treats the Ki drill much like she’s about to throw a hard right hook. She finally punches forward, launching herself with the Ki drill......And while she’s been able to MAKE it, there is a slight problem with handling all this power. It causes her to spin along with it, the girl barely able to correct her trajectory as she smashes her fist into the nearest tree. She can cycle the Ki just fine, but might need some work on keeping it under control. The attack completely obliterates it, but as Peppa launches through it she just barely avoids smashing into the ground, finally stopping the attack, dizzy, her tail seemingly trying to still keep up the spiraling motion her body was going through.(cont.)
>>2015048Chuu Lee approaches her. “Eheh, that’s... going to be a bit of an issue, isn’t it?”“A... again... haha!” Peppa mumbles out, still moving in a circular motion, trying to keep herself from falling over.“Wow! That was pretty impressive!” Goku comments. “But... why’d she end up spinning around like that?”“Using that much energy makes the body naturally want to travel in that same direction, it’s easier to launch an attack like that when you have your feet planted on the ground.” the redheaded young woman responds. “It’s why I try to use the Shotenken on the ground, or if I’m sure it’ll hit when I’m in the air. It might leave me vulnerable as my body tries to follow along the path of energy.”“Impressive nonetheless. Whatcha think, Gohan?” you ask your son.“Hrmn. I can see it doing more piercing damage, but the Shine Spark is easier to manage, after all the training we did with it...” he comments, hitting upon an idea. “Wait... sis, I’ve got an idea. I might be able to help you with that skill.”She finally stops spinning. “Really?! Thanks, Gohan!”“Ah-ah, but not for free.” Gohan states, waving his finger. Peppa tilts her head, a little confused. Gohan grins at his sister. “Equivalent Exchange.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #71... 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 tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and such. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>2015051Yeeeeessssss! Good job, Peppa! And nice to see Gohan applying EE like that.Had fun, Kato.
>>2015064>>2015113Glad you both liked that.Anyway, we're back!>>2015051Gohan offers to exchange his ideas on helping Peppa take better control of her Ki drill in exchange for helping him with an idea on the Cross Strash technique you developed with him: adding some Wind in it to pull an opponent closer to the attack, like Chuu Lee’s Shinku Kamehameha. With that done, you recommend the kids get a little rest before trying their skills out again.Meanwhile, you and Chuu Lee discuss how you both have managed your Magic, comparing notes with the effectiveness of their various effects. You take an interest in Chuu Lee’s healing skills. “How exactly have you managed it?”“It’s complicated.” she starts, thinking it over. “Normally you need to be within close contact to heal someone, right?”“Yes, managing your Ki in order to direct it where it needs to go.” you affirm.“Well, the reason I wanted to come up with this skill is because I might not always be able to reach someone in time. It takes a lot of concentration with my Magic because I need the wind itself to guide the healing energies. Though... I guess you might be able to make a strange sort of Ki blast with it, but that wouldn’t be as effective at actually healing wounds. Minor ones, maybe, but mostly it would be restoring their energy.” she postulates.“Interesting... how’d you get it to work like that, then?”Chuu Lee holds out her hands. “Takes more Ki than normal, I sort of have to constantly be feeding it my energy in order to heal over a wider area. It’s still only capable of really working on a few people that are fairly close by.”“How about Peppa’s piercing technique with the Wind she can make?” you ask next.“I think Piccolo came up with a similar idea himself. Spiraling around energy to deliver an attack that can better pierce someone’s defenses. What Peppa’s doing is not putting quite as much Ki into it by supplementing it with her Magic.”>A. I should probably give that a shot too, then>B. Maybe I could alter the Spirit Bits slightly to carry out something that can heal people...>C. Goku, how about your Dragon Fist?>D. Something else?
>>2016862>A. I should probably give that a shot too, then>B. Maybe I could alter the Spirit Bits slightly to carry out something that can heal people...Medic bits sound useful. I wonder what we could come up with if we started pushing that angle?
>>2016862>B.Getting flashbacks to Build Fighters Quest's finale. Good flashbacks. Those goddamn Balls.
>>2016862>B. Maybe I could alter the Spirit Bits slightly to carry out something that can heal people...>C. Goku, how about your Dragon Fist?
“I should give that a shot... ah, but first, how about this for an idea? Carrying along a jolt of healing via one of the Spirit Bits?”Chuu Lee grins wide, letting out a small laugh. “Ah, and that’s why I guess I still have a ways to go, Master. Haven’t even thought of something like that before.”You give her a soft jab in the arm. “Not ‘Master’ anymore, remember? We’re both equals now.”She rubs her arm. “Right, right. Still... that’s a great idea. But how would you get it to work? I’d imagine the concentration required would be enormous.”You scratch the top of your head. “Hrmn... you might be right. It would be something more like the False Moon, but directed and with more energy put into it...”“Range could be limited too, and wouldn’t be able to heal more than one person at once...” Chuu Lee adds. “Still... this could work, right?”You nod, catching a glimpse of Goku shadow-boxing. “...Maybe if I apply something similar to... ah, monkey boy! Come here for a bit!”Goku turns his attention to you. “Got an idea?”You nod as he approaches. “Can you explain some more about your Dragon Fist? Maybe it could help with this idea we’re developing, delivering healing through a modified Spirit Bit.”“Well, it takes a lot of power to build up. I’m still impressed Towa was able to make those guys mimic it. I picture what it looks like in my mind, and then once all the power’s built up, I unleash it at full force!”“How exactly do you keep it coherent, though? You know, all dragon-shaped instead of it turning into just a beam.” you ask next.“I keep putting more energy into it, I guess.” Goku replies with a shrug. “Whenever it starts to lose shape, I focus harder and then give it some more power, trying to keep it all contained.”>A. Okay, gonna try to apply these things together>B. Maybe there’s another step to take before you try this>C. Something else?
>>2017037>B. Maybe there’s another step to take before you try this>C. Something else?What about other magic elements? Couldn't water magic help us 'rain down' healing energy? Like a flying nimbus that can rain down healing energy.
>>2017037>A. Okay, gonna try to apply these things together>B. Maybe there’s another step to take before you try thisI'm thinking healing power needs to be structured a certain way to be held together and delivered elsewhere, so it doesn't loose so much effect when carried as pure energy. Maybe imitating the form of the ki in the body before use.
>>2017068>>2017069These. Study water magic to try and hold it together better first.
Rolled 6, 3, 10, 4, 6 = 29 (5d20)All righty, roll me 1d20, best of five. DC is 15.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2017115
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2017115Just think of Undine...really really hard.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2017115
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2017115
>>2017133Fuck yes. White magic here we go!
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2017115Rounding out the last roll.Even if it's a one, we still passed.
>>2017037https://youtu.be/MajsancwimQ“Okay, I’ve got a solid idea... ah, but wait!” You get a wonderful idea. “Okay, hear me out. If we can apply a different kind of Magic to it, maybe it could be better regulated. Mimicing natural energy flow inside one’s body.”“What kind of Magic, Maple?” Chuu Lee questions.“Water.” you comment, heading in to fetch the magical tome.Goku and Chuu Lee turn to each other, simultaneously repeating, “Water?”For the rest of the day, you analyze the Water Magic that you might be able to use in this technique. You come to develop a Ki sphere that mimics your body’s natural flow of Ki, able to be used to heal up someone else’s injuries from a distance. Though you can’t use it with the other Spirit Bits, and while it IS a little hard to control, this could save lives. Further, it only takes about the same amount the same amount of energy as normal healing does after you properly figure out how to regulate this Ki.Took most of the rest of the day, but you’ve done it. Now... what to call this technique?>A. Eh, just classify it as a Spirit Bit variant, like the Amplify and Barrier variants>B. It deserves its own name! (write in)>C. Something else?
>>2017357>B. It deserves its own name! (write in)Life Drop
>>2017357>B.Phoenix Tears. After pop's dead pet.
>>2017357Trying to come up with a spin on Shui Gui, Chinese water ghost. Having trouble figuring one out.
>>2017463Actually nah, forget it. Backing >>2017394
>>2017357Voting for >>2017394
>>2017357Well... it deserves a proper name. Could call it something like Life Drop, gives people an idea on what it does, and how it works. Or... maybe giving tribute to dad’s old pet would be nice... Phoenix Tear. You can change it later, but should probably settle on that name for now. Phoenix Tear. Nice ring to it!Meanwhile, you’ve noticed Goku trying to attempting to figure out how Gohan and Peppa transformed, on his own. It... sadly doesn’t work. He knows how to use some bulked up forms of Super Saiyan, like dad can do, but he also knows the issue with using them. And nothing like that is close to this Ascended state. He also seems to have a bit more trouble regulating his Ki than normal, almost as if he’s still exhausted himself from the battle a couple days ago.Chuu Lee meanwhile takes some time trying to figure out some new skills herself, studying the careful manipulation of Ki used in Water Magic for ideas on how to better use her attacks. Gohan and Peppa spend some time training again before dinner, the kids trying out the ideas they were given by each other. As the sun starts to sink down in the sky, your former student bows before you all. “Thank you for helping me, and I’m glad I could give you my help in return.”>A. You can stay the night if you’d like. Not like home’s all that far for you, now>B. Thank you, and take care, Chuu Lee. We’ll see you again soon>C. Sure you don’t wanna stay for dinner, at least? I’m sure I can cook up something for you too!>D. Something else?
>>2017725>C. Sure you don’t wanna stay for dinner, at least? I’m sure I can cook up something for you too!
>>2017725Return the bow with one of our own.>C.>D. ....check the bathroom for Towa's cameras. (I'm still taking 19's words seriously)
>>2017725>C.Let her know A is an option too, but make sure she doesn't feel obliged to do so.
>>2017725>CThen no pressure>A
>>2017725You clap your hands together and bow in return, Gohan and Peppa doing the same. “Thank you in return, Chuu Lee. But you sure you wouldn’t mind staying for dinner? I can get a bit extra for you, too.”Chuu Lee almost protests, but her stomach interrupts her with a low grumble. She blushes a bit. “Ah... dang. Well, I’ll let mom know. Thank you, Maple.”You quickly whip up some food for everyone (after tidying up the bathroom and giving a little check for cameras; you know she probably isn’t, but can never be too sure), a nice cheese, rice, and steak meal. Goku and Peppa dig in once it’s served, Gohan trying to hold back from ravenously devouring his food like his dad and sister do, listening in on your conversation. Chuu Lee laughs a little. “Some things never change.”“Not with those appetites.” you chuckle out. “Survival skills for living with Saiyans, you need to learn how to cook up lots of food, and quick. Luckily, I don’t think Lapis has as big an appetite.”“Oh, he tries not to, but you get him something he likes...” she giggles softly. “Well, it’s a good thing he makes use of those calories.”“Hah, well, quickest way to a man’s heart, as they say.” you comment, taking a bite of steak.“To be fair, same could be true for us. He’s tried cooking some things for me too, and it’s just the sweetest thing.” Chuu Lee adds with a happy little sigh. “...I guess it kinda applies for Keli, too.”Well now you’re curious. “Is that so?”She rubs the back of her neck. “Back before she... well, before we kinda came to an understanding on that, she would try to make some food for me. Honestly she’s an even better cook than Lapis when she wants to be, but guess she’s got someone else now. Glad for her, at least.” Chuu Lee takes another bite of her rice, the sound of Goku and Peppa downing their food lingering over the silence. Chuu Lee attempts to break it, “...You know, I’m curious now, what do demons like to eat?”“It... varies.” you say hesitantly.“I remember one demon lady back when they took over the Lookout saying she’d eat us. Think there was even a big stew pot.” Gohan comments. “Peppa annoyed her so much she lost her train of thought.”Your daughter seems frankly proud of that accomplishment. “But, yeah. There are plenty of strange and exotic food and drink. Beelzebub himself can apparently get power from darkness itself. Darkness-darkness, not... er, Ultra Divine Water Darkness.” you clarify for your daughter.>A. How are your friends doing? I’ve kinda checked on them a bit myself, but you’ve got your own perspective>B. Any recipes you’ve been wanting to learn?>C. So... you and Lapis have been together for quiiiite a while now. Have you thought about... marriage?>D. Something else?
>>2017927>D. Hmmm... hey kids, how's school going?
>>2017927>A & C.
>>2017927https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phXlrMiIYrw“So, what else are your friends up to? How’ve they been doing? I know I’ve seen Lapis and Lazuli lately, but, you know, what’s been up with you and them?” you ask the young woman.“Well, Tien’s students have been mostly staying in Mifan. Keli and I were talking about Shao and her son a little, the boy really does seem to make her happy. Though he’s apparently been a little pouty recently.”“I can’t imagine where he gets that from.” you comment, trying your hardest not to add too much sarcasm.She brushes that off. “I think Lazuli and Krillin were planning something, too. Hah, Lapis was teasing her over trying not to spend too much time flirting with their teacher. ‘Can’t get any good lessons in if you’re distracting him.’”You squint slightly. She’s probably doing that on purpose. And if she isn’t... “Well well. Should we get out the wedding bells soon for them?”Chuu Lee tilts her head. “Maple...”You grin deviously. “Ah, of course, of course. There are a few more couples to consider. Raditz has shown clear interest in Suno, and of course, Vegeta’s got Shao...”“Vegeta doesn’t... really strike me as the ‘marrying’ type.” she responds.“Faaaaair enough. Guess we’ll have to settle on the other couple with the beautiful redheaded girl and the handsome black-haired boy.”Her face becomes as red as her hair as she pouts a little. Goku looks between the two of you. “...You talkin’ ‘bout us? Didn’t we already do that? ...Do we need to do that again? Ooh, ooh, can we get more cake this time?”You and Chuu Lee start laughing. “N-no, monkey boy, I’m talking about someone else.”“Oh. Okay.” Goku comments, going back to eating.“I’m... not really sure just yet. I’m waiting to see if he’s ready, really.” she tells you softly. “Maybe once all this is over, we can have start seeing if it’s something we want.”(cont.)
>>2018229You grin wide at her. “Well, Goku and I took our time. You take all the time you need.” Ah, to be younger again... hah, look at you, not even thirty and already thinking that way. But she is growing older, and she clearly wants that. And some day, Gohan and Peppa are going to find someone they love, that they want to marry... even if you might have an idea on who Gohan might pick. Still, that is way further down the line. You turn your attention over to the kids. “In other news, school will be starting again next week, kids. Are you two ready to go back in there? Your teachers might have some really interesting classes waiting for you.”“I wanna see all my friends again!” Peppa declares. “I betcha Cocoa is gonna have a lot of questions for Gohan and me!”“Cocoa... she’s the soft-spoken little brunette girl, right? She likes music a lot?”“Uh-huh!” Peppa nods enthusiastically. “Ooh, ooh, mom, dad, do you know if Lime goes to school too?”You take a moment to recall who that was. Ah, the girl they met just a few days ago. “She’s a bit older than you, sweetie. She wouldn’t go to the same school you do.”“Ohhh, right...”“But I bet she’d like to see you again all the same. Gohan, how about you?”“Well, Pantea’s been waiting for a new game from the series we really like. The one that inspired the technique you and I developed, mom.” he says. “I just hope all the danger the world’s been in hasn’t delayed it. She’s been really wanting to play it.”Ah, to be young. They both have gotten so strong so quickly, but you wouldn’t really think it given how they act. Heh, guess that means you have some catching up to do regardless. With dinner over, you spend some more time chatting with Goku and Chuu Lee before the kids go to bed, your former student deciding to spend the night; she’ll help with training again tomorrow.You prepare a guest bed for her and finally tuck in for the night, catching sleep again... though once you are asleep, you find that there’s someone waiting for you. Someone you’ve been waiting to meet again for quite a while. Looks like it’s time for that again, isn’t it?>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #71... 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 tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and such. We’ll continue Sunday starting ~5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>2018236That was sweet. Good times, Kato. Shadow Maple time?
>>2018236>Goku and I took our timeMaple, you got married at age eighteen, and were thinking of getting married on your birthday.
>>2018392Hey, she held herself back from skinny dipping in a lake with Goku.
>>2018553Speaking of dipping in water, maybe Goku & Maple should go to that spa place where we fought Octopapa. He seems like he needs something extra for the whole >He also seems to have a bit more trouble regulating his Ki than normal, almost as if he’s still exhausted himself from the battle a couple days ago.Also good to see Subconscious Maple...Wonder if Acer's actually talking to his Shadow-self too...
>>2018553You know, there were people trying to get the monkey boy since like, the 4th thread. It was a pretty slow burn all things considered.
What kind of surname is Eis anyhow?
>>2021488Srry, wrong thread!
>>2021488A cool one.
>>2018343Glad to hear.>>2018392>>2018553>>2020425All true.>>2020026We'll see about that. And perhaps.Anyway, we're back!>>2018236She takes a few steps towards you. “So... it’s almost time, isn’t it?” Shadow Maple asks.“For ghost dad?”“Ever since ending up on this planet, you knew this was coming. That he’d be coming.” she says lowly, placing her hands on her hips.“I have. I’ve made my peace with that.” you tell her with confidence.“You seem to believe that.” she comments skeptically. “...What happens if you lose, Maple?”>A. I’ve seen what happens. The result of what happens is in danger. I will do everything I can to prevent that, even if it’s not enough on my own>B. What happens if I win? The Earth will be safe, Gohan’s efforts will have not been in vain, and take Towa’s plots down a peg, that’s what>C. Why do you ask? You know my answer already, don’t you? ...Don’t you?>D. Something else?
>>2024687>B. What happens if I win? The Earth will be safe, Gohan’s efforts will have not been in vain, and take Towa’s plots down a peg, that’s what
>>2024687>A>C>D>Samma Ditthi on Shadow Maple...(Can we use this on ourselves? We never tried...)
>>2024687>B & C
>>2024687https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV4BlAlrIlkYou give her a soft, confident smile. “And what happens if we win? The Earth is safe, Gohan’s efforts will not have been in vain, and we’ll have taken Towa’s plots down a peg, that’s what.”“Is that so?” she questions, raising an eyebrow.“Look... I know what will happen IF we lose. I know it’s a possibility. But after everything that’s happened, after everything we’ve been through, we also have the chance to win. I can accept that we can lose. But accepting it isn’t the same as just letting it happen. If we go down, we go down fighting.”She smiles at your answer. “You truly believe that.”You nod in affirmation. “I do. Though, you knew that I do. ...Wait, then why ask the question in the first place? You know the answer already, don’t you? ...Don’t you?”She giggles. “Perhaps I do.”“...If I use Samma Ditthi, will I get a different answer? CAN I even do that?” you question.“You will get the answer you believe in.” she states somewhat cryptically. You know what she means, but she’s being just a little obtuse about it. ...Gods, is that something you do too? Nah... nah, you’re usually straightforward with your answers. But... you know, sometimes...You shake your head. “Well, we’ve had a pattern given the last few times we’ve met. You’re here for my last step, aren’t you?”Her smile becomes melancholic. “...And to say goodbye.”>A. What? No! Why?!>B. ...Because you’ll have nothing else to help me with, right?>C. Hug her>D. You’re ready. Listen to what she has to say>E. Something else?
>>2024937>C. Hug her>D. You’re ready. Listen to what she has to sayIt's not goodbye, because she's always going to be a part of us. Right?
>>2024954Backing. Gonna miss her.
>>2024937Are we mental fusing? Like Launch's alters should probably do? Do we have to walk through any more doors with weird symbols them? >C. Hug her>D. You’re ready. Listen to what she has to say>E. Something else?Clothes beam a pretty pink princess dress on her.>Thought I forgot about that, didn't you
>>2024937https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV1o6tbZLZkYou hug her tight. “...I-it’s not goodbye. Y-you think I didn’t figure it out already? You’ve been a part of me... you’ve always been a part of me...”“I guess I have, haven’t I?” she asks you, returning the hug.“I’m you, you’re me. Ever since Darkness’ cave... you reflected parts of me, made me think of my actions, made me understand the path I needed to take. Heh... guess you also showed me some of my more annoying traits.”“You still do try to push people together.” she comments, hugging just a little tighter.“H-hey! D-don’t think I’ve forgotten the dress!” you comment aloud, laughing a little. “...Did look kinda good on me.”She lets go of you. “Sometimes a little vain, too.”You laugh again. “I’m ready. What do I need to do?”She sits down, crossing her legs in meditative pose. “Lord Konpei gave you what you needed to know. It is time to see you put it to practice. Right concentration, free of desires, free of distractions. Something that you know is much harder than you want to admit.”You mirror her. “Right... a state of Zen. Able to move past my desire for companionship, move past my desire to make my enemies, my friends...”“What did you feel when you saw Ozotto stab Goku?” she asks.>A. Scared...>B. Angry, furious, even>C. What did YOU feel?>D. Something else?
>>2025151>A."I know the Dragon Balls could bring him back. It still scared me."
>>2025151When Acer died, it felt like a part of me died too.When I thought Goku was gone...It was worse then the pain from drinking the Choushinsui. It was even more painful then when King Robo Kold killed me/us. But when I woke up, not knowing if Goku was alive or not...>please promise me you'll stay alive, no matter what.He kept his promise, but even then...if he died. I knew my life would have to continue on, despite the pain of losing him. Even if we all had died, it was ok. Just like Tienshinhan had said, >“Something just came to me that we really could all fail this. The feeling that with whatever unknown dangers lurk out there on our mission, we might not come back. If things got bad for you guys, we couldn’t come to your aid either. Or, we could come home to a desolated world. Everyone we cared about, taken at the hands of tyrants and monsters.” He opens his eyes again. “I had a vivid, brief glimpse of that, arriving to see Mifan ablaze, the Crane School in ruins, all of you dead or dying...”>“But at the same time... well, it was being able to accept that, but push on anyway. Even now, I realize that in spite of how well we’ve prepared ourselves, there’s still a very real possibility that we’ll lose.”Accepting reality for what it is, and pushing forward regardless. Overcoming suffering and accepting it. Losing is apart of life, and so is Death. Nothing lasts forever, and eventually all things break. I can either resist it, creating turbulence within myself, or to have a positive state of mind and allow myself to accept things as they are.
>>2025234What Dragon Balls? With Kami fused with Piccolo they are gone, and I don't think Trip has gotten them up and running again.
>>2025267Ah dang. Guess I'll back this too.>>2025280Namek, remember? Besides we used a wish already, hasn't been long enough for Earth's.
>>2025280...Can't Popo make Dragon Balls?
>>2025297He couldn't in the DBZ main timeline and I don't think that's changed for us. Remember people that in the original timeline they had to go get dende so that earth would have working dragon balls, if Mr. Popo could remake the dragon balls Kami dying wouldn't have been much of an issue in the main timeline.
>>2025318Attack of the Saiyans' Popo could.And we have used video game lore...>Konpei>Ozotto>Towa...
>>2025151You look down. “Scared... I was angry, sure, but mostly I felt scared. I couldn’t not feel scared. It hurt me. When... when Acer died, I felt like a part of me died with him. Even knowing we could bring him back. That’s when I met you. When you first started helping me...”“Go on.”“It was like that. It was worse than when I... we... died. I nearly killed myself trying to save him. I was scared he wouldn’t make it, even if we could bring him back. But... part of me still realized that we could continue on. Some day he will be gone, for good. I’m not going to pretend that won’t happen. I can accept that. Just like Tien did.”“Realizing that even if he succeeded in his mission, he could come back to a desolated home?”You nod. “Yes. And pushing on in spite of that. I accept such a thing can happen, and will not let it start clouding my mind with doubts or denial.”“...Even Gohan and Peppa?”You grit your teeth, flinching just a bit. You knew that was coming. “...Must I repeat myself?”She closes her eyes. “Maple, focus on each step you have taken along this path. Everything you have learned, everything you have accomplished, all your struggles. You wish to believe you can take the next step. You just might be able to. But I must warn you... if you falter in this conviction, especially when you see something like that again, you will stumble on this last step.” Her eyes open as you hear the words... each step you’ve taken along this path. “Can you accept that? That if your concentration on this falters, it will not be available to you, even if you need it more than ever?”>A. I accept it>B. Are... you sure there’s no other way? Will it be permanent if I do?>C. Something else?
>>2025475>A>C. "Do you?"
>>2025475https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HCkxv7GEKEYou take a deep breath. “I can accept that... and you?”She smiles. “I know you will do your best in the times ahead. I know... we will. It’s been a long journey, hasn’t it?”The two of you stand up. “It’s not over yet.” you tell her. “But we’re ready, focused, and determined.” You feel a warmth fill your body. Ah... there it is...“Samma...”“Samadhi.”You wake up fairly early in the morning, Goku still snoozing away. You can sense Gohan and Peppa still in their room. Probably fast asleep. Ah, but seems Chuu Lee is up too. You fix up your hair as you slowly get out of bed. Walking down to see what she’s up to, you spot her gazing out the open window. “Good morning, you get enough rest?”Chuu Lee glances at you. “Ah... mostly.”“Mostly?”She slouches a little as the wind blows through her hair, a nervous tapping of her foot against the floor. “...Just been thinking on how much has changed since we met. Heh... here I went from being just a girl living off in the mountains with her mother, enjoying a peaceful life with mom and Pipi, to a girl who’s helped save the world a few times now. A world champion, taking in her own student and helping her grow, just like you helped me. Been wondering how things could have gone differently.”“I’m sure you’d excel just the same.” you tell her with assurance.“...Maple, once this is all over, where do I go from here?”>A. Go where you want to go>B. Well, you DO have a title to defend...>C. Space? You’ve been on Earth most of your life, but there’s a vast universe out there...>D. Materialize a Crystal Ball. “I see... a perfectly happy couple... I hear... the sound of wedding bells...?”>E. Something else?
>>2025692>E.What do you want to do the most? Where do you want to go the most? Ask yourself that , and I'm sure you'll find your answer, but since you're asking for my opinion. . .then>D. Materialize a Crystal Ball. “I see... a perfectly happy couple... I hear... the sound of wedding bells...?”Maple yes.
>>2025744This E, then A, then D.
>>2025744>>2025749Maybe throw taking a small break in there somewhere
>>2025692You walk to your former student, the cool morning breeze from the window helping you wake up just a little bit more. “What do you want to do most? Where do you want to go most? Ask yourself that, first. You should go where you want to go, do what you want to do, but at the same time... don’t be scared to take a break every now and then.”“Well... I would like to see Videl succeed, she’s been making her parents proud... and her dad just a little jealous.” she starts off as she looks out the window again. “At the same time, I guess I wouldn’t mind trying to find something a bit more... stable. Mom and I have been doing well off the Tournament winnings, but that’s not going to last forever. Sadly I’m not as smart as you, I couldn’t really wrap my head around most of the stuff at Capsule Corp. Hmm... but you are right about a break. Just enough to calm my nerves, though; I don’t wanna start stagnating.” she finishes with a cheeky grin. “Any other thoughts?”You wave your hands a bit, materializing a crystal ball. “Weeeeeeell... since you asked, why don’t we take a little glimpse into your fuuuuture~”“W-wait, really?” she asks, taking a step away uneasily.“Hmm... I see some good things in your future... I see... a perfectly happy couple, a nice red-haired lady, a handsome man with black hair... and... hmm... perchance, do I hear the sound of wedding bells?”Chuu Lee pouts at you. “You’re a butt sometimes.”“Maple, yes?”Her cheeks go red. “Maple, no...”“Maple, yes.” you insist.She pokes your crystal ball. “Not happening any time soon, that’s for sure.”“Didn’t say it woooould~” Okay, enough teasing her... wait, you DO glimpse something... Chuu Lee’s in the Land of Darkness. Why is she up north? She’s... staring down something strange, an odd device with a barrier around it... wait, no... that device looks familiar... where have you seen something like that before?>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #71... 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 tonight, folks. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and such. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>2025796Fun times, Kato. Is that thing at the end implying what I think it is?
>>2025796>conjure crystal ball as a joke>glimpse the actual futureJust Maple's luck isn't it? Always a good time Kato,
>>2026029On the plus side, it implies there is a future
>>2026661I can't wait to fight all those weird ghost warriors. They were no match for the SSJs in the 'Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans' but for all our non-saiyans they'd be a challenge. I wonder if Maple and Acer were ever given a genetic resistance to Destron...
>>2026941If it's genetic, would Gohan, Peppa, and Izzy have it too?
>>2027055Maybe.I imagine Gato and any androids we have would also be immune to it. We could work with them to help shut down the machines too.
>>2025831>>2026029Glad to hear! And it just might.>>2026661>>2026941>>2027055>>2027086Those are some interesting ideasAnyway, we're back!>>2025796After breakfast, you try to contact your brother about what you just saw... only to find out that he’s not back home. In fact, he’s not anywhere. You get worried for a moment, contacting Chi-chi to see what happened to him, only for her to give you the full story.‘Yeah, caught me by surprise, sure, but Izumi asked him again and he just decided that it was the right time. I’m still not really sure, she’s not trained as much as Gohan and Peppa have, but the two of them made up their minds.’‘Hyperbolic Time Chamber is not going to be easy on her...’ you tell Chi-chi worriedly.‘Oh I gave him my piece already, you can be sure of that. But... he felt that he should be fair to her, give her a shot at it too. Even warned him that he couldn’t go in again, but he just said he “wouldn’t need to” after this.’You cross your arms. What are you planning, brobro? Well, guess you’ll know tomorrow, won’t you? In any case, you’ve still got the rest of today to train... what first?>A. Focus on helping Gohan and Peppa some more>B. Train with Goku and Chuu Lee, see if you can work on the Phoenix Tear some more>C. Check in with Videl and Bra, see how they did yesterday>D. Help Bulma and Pantea with 19 some more>E. Something else?
>>2027315>B. Train with Goku and Chuu Lee, see if you can work on the Phoenix Tear some more>E. I think it's time we tell Goku what happened when we saw ourselves lose against Raichi in the Pendulum Room. How Hatchiyak took them all out so quickly and how even Aple was beaten, despite giving their best. Also how our fallen allies can be turned into Ghost Warriors too.
Tad quiet...Hope your having a lovely day, Kato!
>>2027315>D.Helping 19 get better might help more with the upcoming Destron machines.
>>2027379Mostly. Just helped my wife put up some last touches on our Halloween decorations.>>2027315You spend the morning training a bit with Goku and Chuu Lee, trying out the Phoenix Tear some more as the two of them spar. You realize that there might be an issue with the technique; unlike your own healing skills, it doesn’t discriminate between friend and foe. If you aren’t careful, an enemy could end up getting in its way and getting healed instead. Guess there’s some risk involved there.At the same time, you begin to go over what you saw of the fight against Hatchiyak, reminding them of the future events Gohan and the rest of the kids had to go through. What your future counterpart had to go through, how Hatchiyak defeated your friends so easily, how even you and Acer together couldn’t stop him...You’re surprised by Goku’s response. “Hasn’t that already changed?”“P-pardon?”“Future Gohan never ascended, right? Piccolo never fused with Kami there too.” Goku states. “And it took Raditz and me fusing to beat Ozotto then. Now, things are different. We’re stronger.”“...Heh, guess you’re right, monkey boy. Still though, Dr. Raichi has the potential to turn our fallen fighters into his ghost warriors. We need to be careful when facing him.”“So... this technique you developed might be one more way to minimize casualties.” Chuu Lee comments on.You nod. “Every little bit helps. I’m sure Acer understands that too.”With that done, you tell them you’re going to help Bulma and Pantea with 19. Chuu Lee is just a little curious. “Maple... why are you so invested in helping her? Can’t Bulma and Pantea do enough on their own? Is it just because you want to give her a chance, going against Gero’s orders?”>A. She wants help. Gero’s programming just won’t let her directly say it>B. Chiaotzu wants to help her too, you know>C. ...Maybe I see a bit of myself in her. At least, what Acer and I could have ended up like>D. Something else?
>>2027526>A & C
>>2027526>A. She wants help. Gero’s programming just won’t let her directly say it>C. ...Maybe I see a bit of myself in her. At least, what Acer and I could have ended up like
>>2027526a and c
>>2027526“Because she wants help. Gero’s programming won’t allow her to say it. Remember when she shut down at the Tournament? She did that because she simply could not go against Gero’s orders. But she clearly wanted to. It was as much protest as she could put up. Can you imagine what that’s like? A soul trapped within a stunted mind that forcefully limits your ability to even think?”Her left arm rubs against her right. “Ah... guess I didn’t really think of it that way...”“...And, I guess I see a bit of myself in her. Or rather, what Acer and I could have ended up like. I bet Dr. Raichi wishes we DID end up like her, at this point. I want to help her, give her a chance to be... herself.”Chuu Lee smiles at you. “I know you will.”“Good luck, mom. Oh, and tell Pantea I said hi!” Gohan asks of you, Peppa approaching her father again, trying to form her Ki drill once more.You laugh. “I will, son.”You teleport away, arriving at Capsule Corp, noticing Bulma at her desk again, sipping a cup of coffee, a slight beep coming from her Scouter. “Close to a breakthrough, I think. Pantea and I have been following through with that idea. Lots of programming we had to do. Been making some little tweaks based on responses we’ve been getting.”You raise an eyebrow. “...Responses? Wait, is she awake?”“Not yet, no. But sections of Gero’s programming blocks have some... curious comments hidden within them.” she tells you with a mild chuckle.“...Curious how?”“Oh, a few shots at Towa, complaints on the general unhelpfulness of Demons, a couple sorta... racist rants about aliens. Tuffles and Saiyans especially.”“Figures...” you grumble out.“But more importantly, it seems that there was a reason 19‘s got so many restrictions placed on her.” Bulma tells you. “...Well, aside from Gero being a control freak, that is.”Now that IS curious. “What do you mean?”“Her soul was uncooperative with his first few dozen attempts. Unlike 17 and 18, she gave the good doctor some trouble when he attempted to program her mind.” Bulma motions for you to come closer, taking another sip from her coffee. “Initially he wanted to have very basic commands, just enough for her to follow his orders. This gave him some trouble in that she could end up exceptionally literal, or she would get in what he called a ‘why?’ loop if given the ability to think for herself.”Oh gods. She acted like an actual kid. You lean in closer as Bulma highlights one of them...(cont.)
>>2027654[.... /**Issue with announcing subroutines fixed.*Not going to help her kill those alien bastards*if she announces everything she is about to do*Suspecting it was not fault on my part, one of*Towa’s demon pranksters must be snooping*as usual, just like that little blue one.*Going to see if I can program her to go*after that spiny blue pest next time he is in*my lab. Make it look like an accident.*At least 16 hasn’t shown similar issues yet*/...]Going to keep that in your mind for later. “Heh. Well, these are kinda funny.”Bulma grins wide at you, and finally you notice the exhaustion on her face. “I’ve got an idea. I might be able to ‘rebuild’ some personality traits she previously showed, based on these comments.”>A. Lemme help!>B. ...Bulma, how long have you been up?>C. ...Maybe we should ask her, first?>D. Something else?
>>2027659>A. Lemme help!>>B. ...Bulma, how long have you been up?
>>2027659>B."Pantea's getting proper rest at least, right?">A."I'll put in some work, you get your rest."
Rolled 5, 16, 1, 8, 12 = 42 (5d20)>>2027659“Bulmaaaaa.” You slowly move the cup of coffee away from her. “How long have you been up?”She looks back to the screen in embarrassment. “...Ah. Um.”“Pantea’s at least getting some rest, right?” you ask, narrowing your eyes.“She went to sleep...” she glances down at the clock on her computer’s screen. “...Eight hours ago.”You sigh loudly. “You get yourself some sleep, please. I’m gonna help, put in some work while you rest. Okay?”She slowly stands up, stretching her arms. “Yeah, yeah... thanks, Maple.”“Rest well, Bulma.” you tell her. You sense in the distance both Yamcha and Pantea moving around as you start to pour over the data Bulma’s already worked on. Hrmn... this might take a while... but you’ve got some things to work on, at least.>A. Work on what you and Pantea proposed yesterday, get this done first>B. Compile what you can find on Gero’s notes, start building up a file on any bits of original personality you can find>C. Help out Yamcha and Pantea a bit as Bulma gets her sleep, since you’re there>D. Something else?
>>2027770>A. Work on what you and Pantea proposed yesterday, get this done first
>>2027770Okay, Bulma’s got a good idea with this project, but you’ve got some things to focus on. You get to work singling out some of the restricting code Gero made for her. Bit by bit, you pour over the data inside her mind, catching a few glimpses of Gero’s comments... boy are there a lot... but saving them for later. Minutes turn into hours. Pantea finally comes in to help you after her own breakfast, Yamcha heading off to the Gravity Chamber to train.“Okay, I’ve found these things last night, we’ve got this about a quarter of the way done. Mom and I were able to come up with a routine. As you might have noticed by now, each major block starts off with a central command. We’ve isolated all but two so far given the sheer volume of code we’ve seen in her mind, and from there have been setting up sections in her free blocks to loop them to. From there it’s just a matter of writing the code needed to let her argue with that.”“Right. I see you’ve got a few dummy programs set in there as well.” you comment, typing away.“Mhmm. Helps test things out. Thankfully Gero was able to set stuff up like this while she’s in sleep mode. Don’t want to risk her accidentally firing a Ki blast in here.” She points out a comment from Gero. “Like what happened here.”You snicker. Destroyed lab equipment, huh? Well, boon for you at least. “Gohan says ‘Hi’ by the way.”“Tell ‘em I said hi back when you head home.” Pantea comments. You notice her typing start to slow a bit, the enthusiastic smile on her face starting to fade.“...You okay there, kiddo?”“Ah, y-yeah...”“...Future Gohan?”She frowns a bit. “...More than just that. Gohan and Peppa got way stronger than me, just like that. And... I’m starting to feel I don’t have the work ethic that Videl has. It’s like she puts in 110% every time she’s training... I’m... gonna fall behind.”“You’re like a thousand times stronger than I am when I was your age.” you tell her. “Besides, you know that strength alone isn’t enough. You’re plenty smart, just like your mother. Don’t get disheartened when you start to fall behind. But at the same time... if you do want to take a break from serious training, you should feel free to.”(cont.)
>>2027835“Mm... sounds easier than it actually is...” she sighs out.“I know you’ll be able to catch up if you put your mind to it. But don’t stress yourself out over such a thing. Say... maybe practice Fusion with Videl again, when you get the chance.”“Well, that might-” Pantea’s eyes open up wide. “Of course. OF COURSE! Maple, I just got a great idea!”Ah, there’s that enthusiasm back. “Well don’t leave me in the dark, kiddo.”“Connect all these dummy programs together once we have those last two ones done. It’ll allow us to bounce signals back off each other much quicker. We could cut this workload down by half... maybe be done in a day, day and a half at most. It’ll even speed up writing back in the code to mirror the personality traits she was manifesting before.”You giggle softly. “You really are your mother’s child.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7MwxJ43Vk>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #71 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 bit for questions and such. Did y’all have fun?
>>2027836Was fun, Kato. Thanks for running.
>>2027836Always fun times Kato.
>>2027836I passed out early, but I'm glad to see things went well.Wish I knew more about computer programming to help with 19...I wonder if we could make like...an artificial intelligence that could help free other androids from Gero's control, using a similar method that we've done for 19.
>>2027850>>2028298>>2028725Glad to hear! Thanks for playing!And Happy Halloween, everyone!