Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tuffle%20Quest>You are Son Peppa, Son Gohan, and Izumi Mahogany, children of Earth’s heroes, Maple, Goku, Acer, and Chi-chi>“Canon” has taken a radical shift from the series’ norm, you’re just one part of it, and things could go even further off the rails from here>Mechanics and character details in the pastebins here:Peppa: https://pastebin.com/dEeaRY30Gohan: https://pastebin.com/kJk7H0CuIzumi: https://pastebin.com/Zj7Qr06p>Let’s all try to have some fun, ok?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj5PGIqnaFsLast time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Kai! Peppa met with Basilea again, and encountered her future counterpart working with the Time Patrol trying to bring in the Demon Princess! After some talk, she was able to smooth things over while also learning more about Basilea’s past. Meanwhile, Izumi attempted to try more with the Multi-Form technique and quickly learned of its drawbacks, and later was contacted by the son of Towa and Mira, Fu, eventually meeting with Konpei to learn more about her Mahou form. Finally, Gohan began training in the afterlife, meeting a number of deceased heroes on the Grand Kai’s planet, and even getting a chance to spar with Yazai, the Saiyan who tried to become a God of Justice. What adventures await for the trio? Good luck, Peppa! Good luck, Izzy! Good luck, Gohan!
>>3967842You look yourself over in a mirror. Okay Peppa. Deep breath. This time, you’re ready for it. This isn’t like after the Tournament. Just a nice little movie date with your girlfriend. Hmm… still, decisions to make. Take this very casually, don’t try to impress her? Try to look a little fancy, or at least maybe a dress? Hmm… could put on a bit of makeup… she might like that. Or… do you want to ask mom for some help?You look at the ticket on your dresser. Could take your goggles with you. Might be a little dorky… but it DOES fit the movie you’re going to see. Mh. Maybe you’re overthinking this…>A. Ah to heck with it, you’re good, just head out and don’t keep her waiting!>B. Better take the goggles, you’re allowed to have a little bit of fun with it>C. Casual, keep it casual, nice and chill>D. Date should be just a little fancy, and a dress would be nice today>E. Eeeeehhhh give the makeup a try, see how it looks on you>F. Maybe mom can give some advice…>G. Something else?
>>3967844>G. Movie's in 3D, no goggles.>E. Eeeeehhhh give the makeup a try, see how it looks on you
>>3967844>C. Casual, keep it casual, nice and chill>A. Ah to heck with it, you’re good, just head out and don’t keep her waiting!Good luck today Kato.
>>3967844>A & C.
>>3967851Thanks anon.>>3967844Hmm… goggles might not be the best option, even if a little dorky yet appropriate. Makeup? Mmmh… nah. Tempting but nah. Just gonna be casual today. Casual, calm, and just having fun with your girlfriend today. You get yourself dressed and look in the mirror one more time. You’re good. You are good. Picking the ticket up, you shout to mom and dad, “Heading out today! Movie with Cocoa! Be back by dinner!”“Have fun sweetie!” Maple calls back to you.Placing your fingers on your forehead, you teleport to her. Looks like Cocoa herself had a similar idea. She stands there in a simple white shirt and blue pants, smiling when you arrive. “Well, not going for fashionably late?” she questions.“I’m plenty cute as is, and you know it.” You stick your tongue out at her.Cocoa giggles. “All right all right, come on, let’s get some snacks before it starts.”The pair of you get inside and wait in line for some snacks. Probably gonna get quite a few things of popcorn, hmm, but soda or slush-?“Peppa?” a familiar voice calls to you, your tail straightening as you’re surprised by it. You look over and see in the other line a boy with a cap over brown hair, glasses on his face, aaaand a black shirt with a large green drill on the front. One of your classmates at Orange Star High.“Pen! Hey! Uh… what’re you doing here?” What a coincidence.He blinks, a couple boys next to him looking over. “...Visiting my cousin, summer break. Watching a movie soon. What are you doing here?” The boys beside him seem surprised to hear him speak so casually towards you, but also curious about the girl next to you.>A. Wwwwatching a movie too?>B. I’m, well, on a date>C. Oh hey look the line’s moving, better get your snacks before I take all of them!>D. Something else?
>>3967935>D. Getting snacks! for the movie. And the date! Of which I am on, with this girl! Ehehehe...>D. Try to motion to Pen to conceal his power level, we can't have him talk about /u/ or /m/ right now.
>>3967935>D. "I live here in the theater. They let me watch some shows for free if I keep the vermin down."
>>3967935>>3968047Supporting! Can we perch like a cat?
>>3967935Time to come up with a very convincing lie! “I live here in the theater. They let me watch shows for free if I keep the vermin down!” You’re about to leap up and perch somewhere before Cocoa’s shaking of her head tells you not to, an unimpressed blank expression on her face.“What? No, that’s the catlady janitor. You’re not a catlady.” the boy beside Pen calls out critically.Lie has failed! Plan B! You awkwardly blurt out, “Getting snacks! For… for the movie. And the date! Which I am on! W-with-!” Oh jeeze please mouth stop moving stop moving stop moving. “With ah… with…” Your voice becomes uncharacteristically quiet as you mumble, head sinking back a bit, “With this girl…” Ahhhh what are you doing what are you doing Peppa no!Cocoa’s arm wraps around your shoulder as she stands closer beside you, confidence on her face as she smiles at the boys and oh jeeze why do you feel warm you’re feeling warm ahhhhhhh. “Hi. You’re one of Peppa’s classmates, huh? Pen, right? I’m Cocoa.”His mouth opens like he wants to say something, the boys beside him starting to pronounce “DUUUUUUUUUDE!” together. After a couple awkward seconds he manages to blurt out, “Erasa owes me 300 Zenni!”Your hands cover your face. “Pen. Pen please. Pleeeeaaasse. Don’t… make a big fuss over this. We’re just trying to spend some time together after some alien parasite nearly took over everyone. Can you, y’ know, keep it to yourself? Please?”He pushes his glasses up, the boys beside him still pronouncing “DUUUUUUUUDE!” as he clears his throat. “Well! Ah! Just… kinda surprising! I mean I had some suspicions but-”“Pen I will literally give you ten times what Erasa owes you if you can just not make this any more awkward than it already is. Keep it on the down-low. Pleeeease.” Peppa what did you get yourself into?“...Eheh. Okay, okay, I’ll keep my mouth shut. But. Wow. Didn’t know you were-”“PEN.” you grumble.“All right all right!” He turns to the boys beside him. “Simmer down, simmer down, we can gawk later.”Cocoa giggles. “Now what even was that, Peppa?”“I started feeling anxious and my mouth kept moving before I could stop myself.” Is… is she not mad? “I… um… I didn’t mean to-”Cocoa moves forward, arm still around your shoulder and guiding you to move with her. “Girl you are terrible at ‘hiding’ it. But…” She pokes your cheek. “It is kinda cute how easily you get flustered.”Awkward noises escape your lips. Cocoaaaaa.>A. You… you sure that was okay? I did kinda… out you right in front of people I know>B. Better just get your snacks before this gets any more awkward>C. …Catlady janitor? Is that true?>D. Something else?
>>3968081>C. …Catlady janitor? Is that true?>D. Oh yeah, this movie also has catpeople.>D. James Camera's also a catman, come to think of it.>B. Better just get your snacks before this gets any more awkward
>>3968081Okay, better not to make yourself out to be any more of a dork than you already have. Get your snacks before this gets any more awkward. Though… that brings your mind to something completely different. Once you’ve got a couple buckets of popcorn, some nachos, an extra-large cheddar twist soft pretzel, and both a soda AND slushie (wow that telekinesis is handy), you turn to Cocoa and ask, “…Catlady janitor? Is that true?”“Bit of an exaggeration. I think I’ve seen her a couple times.” she replies. “Make sure to clean up after yourself once you’re done though. Else you’ll get hairballs thrown at you.”You raise an eyebrow. “…Really?”“Yep. Little lady too, she’s like that Puar guy.” Cocoa takes a sip from her drink. “So don’t leave a single bit of trash behind.”“Hhhhuh. Okay.” Like Puar…? That mean she can shapeshift? Ah, whatever.Getting to your seats, you try to settle and situate the various food items you purchased. Pen and his friends sit a row above you, towards the other side of the theater, as it starts to get more and more packed. The lights dim, previews start. Quite a few of them, and some kinda interest you...(cont.)
>>3968276https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxav9Jj7R68One coming out next year that you just know Pantea and Gohan would want to see…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdj9J7AfYNoAnother- oh hey, a Gundam movie! Even mom and uncle Acer might like that one…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzrg_lgOKa0A Pokemon one that- ah! It’s the one out now! Both you and Cocoa look to it excitedly. Might have to watch that next time the two of you go on a movie date…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL-v7Pps9hgAnd last but not least, one Cocoa is exceptionally excited about, that movie you and her got on a tour for. By Mr. Camera. Cocoa nudges you and comments quietly, “Remember, it’s just a recording.”“I know, I know, jeeze.” you mumble. “It was a mistake.”“Mhmmmm.” she hums in an unconvinced tone.Finally, that brings you to the main feature… and it starts off with some action already. Yeeessss! You almost pump your fist into the air, but stop yourself before you spill your popcorn. One of the boys by Pen doesn’t quite stop himself, some popcorn ending up tossed into the air… though none of it falls down. Huh. Sense something… faint, but there.…Nah. Naaaah. Couldn’t be. Couldn’t be. Nah. No way.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxFmLztRBFwWith the opening action out of the way and there’s a break for the titles to come up, Cocoa quietly asks you, “Any of those previews look good to you? I know what I have my eyes set on…”>A. The Zelda one was very pretty, though Gohan’d want to see it too… hmm… maybe if we could convince him and Pantea…>B. The Gundam looked cool, though I don’t know if mom’s watched that series, and might be a bit confusing just jumping on>C. Cocoa, Cocoa, we gotta bring our DSes for the Pokemon one!>D. Do wanna check out that Pandora one with you, that tour was really fun… you know, minus the Machine Mutants>E. Eeeeh, nah, sorry>F. Something else?
>>3968279>C. Cocoa, Cocoa, we gotta bring our DSes for the Pokemon one!>D. Do wanna check out that Pandora one with you, that tour was really fun… you know, minus the Machine MutantsWonder what movie we're seeing? Thought this was Avatar at first.
>>3968279>C. & D.
>>3968279You think for a moment, then quietly respond, “I mean, I do wanna check out that Pandora one with you, it looked neat. Plus I had fun on that tour with you… y’ know, save for the Machine Mutants.”“You handled yourself pretty well.” Cocoa smiles sweetly, then looks away a little sheepishly. In a much lower tone, she adds, “Plus it was… nice helping out little miss Champion. Hero of Earth.”“Mm? What was that?” Oh you heard that. You want her to repeat it though.“Anything else you looking forward to?” she asks, not at all wanting to repeat that.“Well obviously we gotta bring our DSes to the Pokemon movie. We GOTTA.” you tell her with a smile.Cocoa giggles. “Okay, fair. Next one, totally gonna do that.”You sit back and start to munch on a pretzel. The film continues, and progresses along rather smoothly. Cocoa even lets out a gasp when the early romantic scene between two of the main characters is rudely interrupted by an alien force taking over one of them, the action ramping up yet again as tension builds. A seeming victory turns into a demand for a scapegoat to blame for the appearance of strange invaders bent on destroying all life on the planet.…Boy are you glad your world’s a bit less… reactionary than that. There’s a plan to evacuate the world from the invaders, save who can be saved, while the protagonist takes blame for the chaos that’s come and is jailed- …wait a second. This was… similar to how that other timeline went, with your future counterpart. Basilea’s timeline. Except… it had an even less happy ending to Earth’s invasion.At the same time though, they never gave up hope. They’d keep fighting, even when the universe was against them. But given that they had the alternate Gohan and Pantea come back to give everyone a warning, did they start to lose faith in their abilities? Or was… was that incident between your future self and Basilea what made them lose hope? How much would it take for everyone to reach their breaking points?(cont.)
>>3968417Your thoughts are interrupted by Cocoa poking your shoulder. “Hey. Hey. Nachos please.”“Sorry, here!” You hand her the nachos, focusing back on the movie. Now things just keep escalating, from a prison break by the heroes to the main mech combining with the city-sized ship, and then facing off against something the size of a moon. Heh, even as absurd as it is, you gotta admit it still brings a smile to your face. And only going to get crazier from here.“You said Baby was planning to steal the moon, didn’t you?” Cocoa comments quietly.“Yeah, was something Dr. Briefs told my brother.” …Wait a second. “…Don’t tell me he got the idea from this.”Out of the corner of your eye, you… get the feeling something’s watching you. Looking in the direction, you see a man sitting way in the back of the theater wearing a cloak and… sunglasses. Not 3D glasses, sunglasses. Inside. Not in the least bit suspicious. No way. His gaze isn’t on you right now… but there’s something off you’re feeling from him. On the opposite side, you feel that presence again, something moving across the the hall. Not seeing something, but you are feeling it.Hmm…>A. Keep an eye on the suspicious person, just in case>B. Better see what that other presence is, pay attention to it>C. Cocoa, you sense anything off?>D. Don’t pay attention to them, just watch the movie>E. Something else?
>>3968420>A.>B.>E.Telepathically to Cocoa: 'Ki sense with me and let's hide ours too.'
>>3968420>>3968439>D. Don’t pay attention to them, just watch the movie
Rolled 2, 1, 13 = 16 (3d20)So. Roll me 2d20, best of three. DC for both is 9.
Rolled 9, 3 = 12 (2d20)>>3968475Rolling for averages! This we can do!
Rolled 18, 11 = 29 (2d20)>>3968475
Rolled 12, 3 = 15 (2d20)>>3968475
Rolled 4, 17, 12 = 33 (3d20)>>3968485>>3968488>>3968499Passed both! Writing...
>>3968420Telepathically you contact Cocoa, eyes back on the film. ‘Some suspicious things here. Sense for any unusual Ki signatures while hiding ours. Just in case. One up in the corner there, another seems to be moving across the hall.’Cocoa immediately glances towards the suspicious individual you first spotted. And notices him look at her, if very briefly. Trying to be nonchalant, she gives a shrug and looks back to the movie. ‘Feels like a normal person, if… a little weird he’s dressed like that.’You focus on him first, the movie hitting another quieter though more serious moment as the heroes prepare to take their fight right to the enemies, aliens trying to stop progress and evolution to prevent the end of the universe. Heh. Bit over the top. But not like you haven’t seen some equally crazy stuff before. Back to the suspicious person, you sense him… move. Eyes on the screen, you pay attention to the individual as he moves closer, to an empty isle seat two rows above yours.The other presence returns from the hall, heading into the isles. It… seems to scurry along, ending up near an empty bucket of popcorn that was carelessly tossed into the hall. You catch a very brief glimpse of it. It’s……It’s a cat?The cat then seemingly vanishes, along with the bucket… though you can sense it scurrying along. It even seems to toss a hairball at the leg of the bucket’s owner. Cocoa nudges your arm. “Aha, told ya!”‘And what about that guy up there? He’s up to something.’Cocoa finishes the nachos, and is about to place them on the floor, but after seeing what happened with the empty bucket, she keeps the empty tray in her lap instead. ‘…I think he might be someone trying to stalk you. There was no reason to move closer at that point, that seat was open since the film started.’Ugh. Great. ‘What should we do?’Cocoa smirks. ‘There’s another seat he might move to, even closer to us. Think you can stealthily put some of our trash there if he starts to move?’>A. Absolutely! Telekinesis, don’t fail me now>B. Betcha I can take ‘em if he starts something>C. Could contact security too, you know>D. Don’t pay too much mind to it, just focus on the movie>E. Something else?
>>3968573>D.>E. See if this stranger has any telepathic blocks.
>>3968573>A. She's devious. Let's keep her.
>>3968573>A.>E. Snicker, giving her a thumbs up
Sooo.1d20. Best of three. DC is 8.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>3968613
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3968613AVERAGE!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3968613Nat 1 time
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3968613
>>3968621>>3968640>>3968660Passed!>>3968661Ooooh, so close...Writing...
>>3968663...what would a crit success be here?
>>3968667The entire theater claps and the manager gives us free tickets for life and also that manager's name?Albert Einstein
>>3968667>>3968678Heh heh heh.>>3968573Not breaking eye contact with the screen, you give Cocoa a thumb’s up. Telekinesis, don’t fail you now! It’s a bit close, but as soon as you sense the guy move, you subtly grab hold of some of the trash around you and move it riiiight to where Cocoa suggests you move it. Some nacho trays, and a few candy wrappers. The man is rather quiet as he moves, but even he wasn’t expecting there already to be trash where he’s about to sit. Especially given the loud crunching sound he makes when he steps on it.“SHHH!” several of the audience members, including Pen and his friends, and even you and Cocoa, shush him. He freezes up, looking down at the trash he stepped in. And almost too quick for him to notice, that little cat has bolted by him and taken the trash away… leaving a hairball on his pantleg. He gets up in surprise, then grumbles as he leaves, trying to shake the hairball off.Cocoa raises her hand, and you high-five her, trying not to giggle deviously at your little prank, and enjoy the rest of the movie in peace. The heroes trapped in an ocean of dense subspace, freeing themselves through the sacrifice of one of their number. The mysterious alien trapping them all in dream worlds, and the heroes breaking free and beginning their final fight against the alien, a battle with galaxy-sized mechs fighting across the stars. The action ramps up more and more, until it reaches a climax: after exhausting everything and fighting with drill the size of supercluster, maybe even larger, it ends up with a bare-knuckle brawl between the main hero and villain.(cont.)
>>3968781https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDYm0xhz1bkAnd yet… even with the heroes victorious, the ending is a little bittersweet. A marriage scene that the main heroine disappears right after. It brings a tear to your eye… and you look over as you hear Cocoa sniffling, rubbing her own eyes. You grin at her. “So you liked it huh?”“Sh-shush.”“That’s not a noooo~”You finish the last few bits of popcorn and start to head out, making sure to pick up every bit of trash around you. Cocoa leans against you as the two of you walk out. “Enjoyed that?”“Obviously.” you respond teasingly. “And sounds like you did too~”“I mean… plot was a bit basic at times, and action could get a little nonsensical, but it was definitely a good popcorn flick.”“With an ending that made you cry~” Heeheeheehee~She pinches your cheek gently. “Shuuuush you dork. You’re the one who started mimicking the thing with her energy blasts and whatnot.”“Hey. Hey. I developed the Rasen Kamehameha waaaay before I ever saw it.” you protest. Cocoa’s eyes narrow. “…Plus the Ki drills are useful.”“Riiiiight.” She rolls her eyes and lets go of your cheek.“Duuuuude! Peppa! Was that tight or what?!” Pen calls to you, his friends enthusiastically cheering with him. “And hey, you two staying around for a while?”>A. Actually, yeah, let’s stay and chat>B. Better not, still kinda wanna spend some alone time with Cocoa>C. Cocoa? What do you say?>D. Is that stalker still around? Might have to watch out for him…>E. Something else?
>>3968784>C & D.Bring up the idea that the stalker might still be around to her, then see what her opinion is.
>>3968784>C. Cocoa? What do you say?>E. Inwardly, "wow, they really showed her tits jiggling in that big clash," wipe away some drool.
>>3968784>>3968800>E. If alonetime, then it's definitely time for ice cream or a bakery or something dessertlike.
>>3968810I'll back some comment on fanservice if it makes sense in context of conversation. Just remember the kind of person Peppa is.>>3968819Support
>>3968823To be honest, I don't know how pervy or not Peppa is.
>>3968829She's pure enough to ride the Nimbus
>>3968832And so was Krillin, it's all about being honest of your desires and true to yourself.
>>3968836He very specifically wasn't, he had to hold on to Goku to ride it. Hell the games even give him a Dark Nimbus because he couldn't ride the normal one.
>>3968784“What do you think, Cocoa? Willing to stick around for a bit?” you ask her, but then telepathically add, ‘That stalker might be around still. We’ll have to keep an eye out for him.’‘I haven’t been slacking on sensing Ki, Peppa. I’ll be fine.’ She smiles innocently. “Sure. But just for a bit. Kinda wanna get some ice cream later.”“Oooh, ice cream sounds good… ooh, ooh, waffle cones?” you ask excitedly.Cocoa giggles. “You sure there’s room for it?”“Girl you know how much I can eat.” you respond, poking her shoulder.“Hah! True, you and Gohan always seem to have full feasts during lunch.” Pen comments.“At least we know how to slow it down. Dad will wolf food like nothing else.” You walk off with everyone, Pen’s friends introducing themselves as Quill, his cousin, and Stylas, his cousin’s friend. They ARE naturally quite… curious about your relationship with Cocoa, but the two of you brush off the attempts to dive too deep into it. Gonna be a little irritating if people keep asking about that.Their shift to talking about fanservice in the movie doesn’t… exactly make that better. “Yeah but come on, Yoko’s were even bigger than normal! Look at how they bounced during the fight scenes! Oooh and dude, duuuude, we got to see her ni-!”“We got to see Nia’s too though! And she’s got that sweet, innocent type to her!”“That villain outfit was totally hot though.”And then the boys all nod in agreement. Cocoa leans against you, giving you a curious look. “Not going to throw in your opinion?”(cont.)
>>3968904“I like a lot of them for different reasons. Just being cute or… attractive isn’t really all there is. Come on, guys, they were pretty badass too, weren’t they?” you ask. “Nia’s mech was pretty cool, liked that Drill Spear weapon she got.”“Oh yeah! God, those new mech designs were awesome!” Pen declares. “And then they went even BIGGER than the series!”“Scaling back the action from such an extreme high to a more personal clash was quite an interesting choice for the finale.” Cocoa adds in. “A good contrast that I feel made the stakes more palatable even with the rather fantastic action leading up to it.” Tapping her chin, she adds, “Plus, I must admit, as popcorn-y it could be at times, it did have some decent pacing and editing.”They seem surprised by that remark. “Wow. So you’re a bit of a movie buff.”“I literally live near West City’s biggest studios.” she remarks. “Heck, Peppa and I have been there before. Tracked some suspicious ninja that were up to some more nefarious schemes while there.”You smile as you recall that. Heh, barely a few months ago but it just feels like it’s been so long since then, and- …and you sense someone. It’s that guy again. Few blocks away. Your attention turns to him quickly, though briefly. He’s standing by a telephone pole, not facing you… but definitely paying attention to you.What is his deal?>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3968906Good times were had. It's time to lay a trap for creepos!
>>3968906Cocoa is great and I love her dynamic with Peppa. Fun times had, thanks for running, Kato!
>>3968784>You’re the one who started mimicking the thing with her energy blasts and whatnot.”Hm?This was really great. I enjoyed Pen and pals, you really nailed the reactions of a bunch of teenage boys. Silly stuff like that makes this the best quest in my book.
>>3968906When can we start shouting stranger danger?
>>3968909>>3968922>>3970089Glad y'all enjoyed it!>>3970154It's up to you.Anyway, we are back!>>3968906Cocoa’s definitely sensed him too. But what is he up to? Hmm… do you warn Pen’s group about this, if subtly? Try and see if you can read that guy’s mind? …Prank ‘em again? Cocoa might like that, but keeping up the pranks might not make him go away. Hmm… decisions, decisions…>A. Ah, don’t mind ‘em, you’re more than capable of handling yourself>B. Better see what he’s planning, just in case, try to read his mind>C. Cocoa. Pranking time>D. Something else?
>>3970293>C.>D. Bring out the confetti goats with glitter.
>>3970293>D. Conceal your presence, move away, and subtly clothes beam a disguise piece by piece as you move through a crowd.https://youtu.be/bY6jLt3owBQ
>>3970293>C. Cocoa. Pranking time
>It's Maple in a trenchcoat, sunglasses, and beard>Sorry, did I say Maple? I meant renowned martial artist Chucky N
>>3970293https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I12hvSsz2EStill keeping up the conversation, you telepathically contact Cocoa and ask her about the stalker the two of you sense. And then you both consider… a prank, of sorts. Glitter goats. Cocoa even suggests you leave a spooky telepathic message for when the trap goes off. Hehehehehe. That’s a good idea. But gonna need the right timing for it. Soooo… you bring up the idea of ice cream again. And Pen’s group seem like they want to join in. Okay, good, cover your tracks a bit.All of you start heading forward, with you keeping careful watch over the stalker. He seems to move when he believes he’s out of sight… and he is definitely tracking you. Spotting a clothes line above, you set one of your traps, Clothes Beaming up a glitter-filled goat that’s hanging pretty loosely. Right where he might try to hide, in an alleyway beside a dumpster. Aaaand for good measure, you plant another by the dumpster. Trap is set.“So… how uh…” Pen’s voice snaps you out of the plotting. Quietly, he asks, “How… long have the two of you been… you know…?”You glance at him. “Well… since the end of the semester, really. Was… a little awkward getting there, but I’m plenty happy with how it turned out.” Cocoa seems to giggle at that.“Huh. So… what about your parents, do they know you’re…?” He seems to intentionally leave out the end of his question, instead following up, “I mean, how does it… you’re like, an endangered species or something. So do they worry about you… y’ know…?”>A. Pen. Pen please, don’t. Not even close to be ready to think about things like that…>B. My parents didn’t worry about that kind of thing, and neither will I. Besides, that’s way, way off from now>C. Change the subject change the subject change the subject!>D. Something else?Also, roll me 2d20, best of three. DC is 9 for both.
Rolled 16, 10 = 26 (2d20)>>3970494>B.
>>3970494>D. Mules technically aren't a species. And just because you are the last of a race doesn't mean you have to breed hundreds out, it just means the race is almost finished. I'm not going to devote my life to getting ahead of extinction. Better to live while I'm here, how I want.
Rolled 15, 17 = 32 (2d20)>>3970494
Rolled 7, 18 = 25 (2d20)>>3970494The hybrid of two endangered species, would that count as endangered automatically? Eh. A 'newly endangered' species?Also... science clone babies! >B.>C. >D. "Why the sudden interest in xenobiology? Planning on taking that up?"
>>3970521I'll back that.
>>3970516>>3970525>>3970528Passed! Nice job.
>>3970494“Okay, first off, technically I’m a hybrid of two of ‘em. Like a mule, or grolar bear, or wholphin, or-”“Or a liger!” Quill shouts out.“Y-yes.” Quieter, you continue, “Just because I’m one of the last of my kind doesn’t mean I should worry about… continuing it. I’m not gonna devote my life to trying to get ahead of extinction. Neither my mom nor dad nor even my uncle worried about that kind of thing. I won’t either. I’ll live like they did. How they wanted, and trying to leave a good mark on the world.” Not as quietly, you add, “And yes, they know.”“Ah. S-sorry, didn’t mean to put you on the spot like that.” he mumbles.“Why the sudden interest in Xenobiology anyway?” you ask to quickly change the subject. “Thinking on taking that up?”“I mean I have kinda wanted to look into it.” Pen admits. “Lotta weird animals out in space.”“Lot of weird animals here on Earth, too.” Cocoa butts in.“Oh yeah, the Crane School has the InoShikaCho, and heck, Izzy’s got a pet dragon. Even my family has a pet tiger.” you add in. “Still, saw plenty of crazy aliens and the like out there. Giant worm monsters on desert planets, some kind of jellyfish-manta thing, there was even that shifty-looking cow. Remember that one, Cocoa?”“Ugh, yeah. I remember.”https://youtu.be/gUboafFkEQcAnd right as you reach the ice cream parlor, the stalker heads exactly to where you were planning he would. Heh. Got ‘em. Acting like you’re stretching your arms, you let out a very weak Ki blast from a fingertip, one that gets the string the glitter-filled goat was hanging from. You then motion Pen and his friends to head on inside first… riiiight as the goat gets the guy, falling right on his head ending up a glitter explosion that covers his body.He yelps out, and then trips backward, hitting the dumpster and the second glitter goat near it, tripping over it and ending up covered in both garbage AND glitter. You don’t quite look in his direction, but your peripheral vision catches a glimpse of him as he tries to stand. He also, however, has something in his hand, something that almost gets you worrying when you see it gleam in the sunlight… but thankfully realize isn’t a weapon.It is, however, a camera.>A. Telepathically make goat noises, just to weird him out a bit more>B. Tiiiiny Ki blast to the camera, just to be sure>C. Check on what he’s thinking, what even is this guy up to?>D. Something else?
>>3970665>D.https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Invisible_Eye_BlastCan we pull a Piccolo on the camera?
>>3970665>D. Cocoa, how do you feel about paparazzi? Are you flattered, or should they be flattened?
>>3970665This first >>3970692Then >>3970672
Maybe this guy was just a mild-mannered photographer hired to get pictures, pictures of Son Peppa. Should we do an upside-down kiss with Cocoa for him?
>>3970712Could also run risk into the Streisand Effect but eh. Besides. We can take our own pictures with Cocoa for this date. Selfies and stuff to post online.We should share the story. Not them.
>>3970744The One-Finger Selfie
>>3970744Oooh, I like that. Kato, can we add in something about that?
>>3970778Sure.>>3970665Before she heads in you tap the back of Cocoa’s shoulder and ask, quietly, “Cocoa, how do you feel about paparazzi? Flattered by them? Think they should be flattened?”She glances back at the stalker for a brief moment before entering. “Honestly? The best is to never directly interact with ‘em, keep ‘em at a distance, but… keep ‘em from using incriminating things against you.”“Gotcha.” Time to try something you’ve seen Piccolo do before. You look towards the camera as the man tries to stand up again, letting out a very weak jolt of Ki right at it… one that shorts the camera. Not breaks it completely, but shorts it enough that it’ll need some repairs. Don’t want ‘em stalking you but not gonna hurt anything.After purchasing the ice cream, Pen and his friends head off, and you and Cocoa find a nice, quiet spot to talk. Cocoa actually seems a little ponderous as she has some of hers. “…Hey, Peppa?”“What’s up?”She gives you a very serious look. “Have you… really put all that thought into… into what you’ll want when you’re older?”You gulp, then look down. “…I do mean what I said. But I am still… really young. I’ve got a lot ahead of me.”“Heh. So much ahead? Look at how far you’ve come already. World Champion, saving the Earth a couple times…” She pokes your cheek. “You’ve even got a cute girlfriend.” Cocoa smiles, but you can tell there’s something on her mind. Something a little serious. But… not sure if trying to prod at it would be the best idea right now. Mmh… what to say…>A. Are you worried about your future?>B. Best to reassure her that she’s got a lot of time to make the decisions she wants>C. Cute? You’re not JUST cute, you’re the best!>D. Hey, do you wanna… take a picture? Of just us? Today’s been fun, and I’d kinda want a little thing to remember it with>E. Something else?
>>3970906>E. Take her hand, wait a moment and say "You can tell me anything, but there's no hurry either."
>>3970906This >>3970926And C & D.
>>3970906>>3970926>>3970932supportCocoa's gonna be a great pop idol, but she's always a super star in Peppa's eyes.
>>3970906>E. Well, I wanna keep protecting people and righting wrongs, but... maybe I can do that with the pen instead of the sword.>Sorry Pen, was talking about the object.>Sorry Sword, was talking about the object.>Like, someone who uses their words to fight instead of fists.>F. I also have all that money I gave to a foundation to make villages less isolated. I... want to see the world decentralized, or at least more connected. Like, villages and the Cities not stranded from each other.
>>3970906>>3970926>>3970932>>3970941Supporting as well!
>>3970956>>3970964Clarification: supporting to show Peppa is open to other ideas, not that this is something she us sure she wants to do.
>>3970994Agreeable. Not sure if Peppa wants to be a Lawyer, Courier, Minuteman, Superhero, Trophy Wife who wins Trophies.
>>3970906>>3970956Addendum to F:>If it weren't for a girl from West City traveling all the way across the world to the butt-end of nowhere, I wouldn't be here today. Heck, same may go for you as well. Meetings like that should be more regular instead of miraculous, I think.>Say, I met you in West City coming from Mt. Paozu. Guess I'm just lucky~
>>3970906https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19jBBilusdE“Cute? Cocoa, you’re not JUST cute, you’re the best!” you tell her with a wide, innocent smile.Cocoa rubs the side of her face with her left hand. “Walked right into that one didn’t I?”You take her hand as she lowers it. Her eyes lock with yours as you continue to give her that innocent smile. After a moment, you tell her, “Cocoa, you can tell me anything you might be worried about, trust me. But also know that there’s no hurry either.”Her face softens… and reddens a bit. She tries not to pout. “Peppa…”“Look, I’m not 100% sure on what I want either. I still want to keep helping people when I grow older, but maybe it’ll be a bit less… punchy and more talky when I’m an adult. The reason I gave away so much of my tournament winnings is because I wanted to help people, help villages and cities better connect, not have to turn to drastic situations to survive.” you admit to her. “So… if you’ve got some things you’re worrying about, please. I am all ears.”Cocoa takes a deep breath. “Okay. Okay. I… I think that was what I needed to hear, really. Heh, you sound like you’ve got everything figured out so much, but… guess I’ve been focusing on that a bit too much. Thanks, Peppa.”“Hey, we’ll be there for one another. Always. Right?” You wink at her.Cocoa winks back. “Right.”The two of you sit back and enjoy some more ice cream… when an idea hits. “Heeeey, do, um, do you wanna… take a picture? With just the two of us? Today’s been a lot of fun, and it’s something to, y’ know, remember it by.”Cocoa taps her chin, then places her ice cream down. “…Yeah. Good idea.” She has you scoot in closer as she places her arm around you. Your cheeks touch as the two of you smile, looking up into Cocoa’s phone. A quick picture and it’s done. Cocoa looks it over. “…Mind if I post it online?”>A. Not at all!>B. Better not, just to be safe>C. Check if that stalker’s around still first>D. Something else?
>>3971052>A. Not at all!>D. Perform Muten Roshi secret technique: "Surefire Kissu">"Hey Cocoa, what IS that thing?">point over at nothing>Before she turns back, place your cheek closer to her personal space.
>>3971052>A.>D. Fish for ideas for our next date!
>bad dates kill the monkey
Wonder if she would be up for fishing? It's pretty relaxing when you can manage it without mosquitoes and listen to your favorite music. Then again, that's more of a solitary activity.
>>3971052“Not at all!” you reply cheerfully. “Go ahead.”Cocoa nods, and… pauses, looking in another direction. She then lets out a devious little giggle, tapping away on her phone before finally putting it away. “Done.”You take another lick of your ice cream, worrying just a little. “…What did you do?”“Oh, just outsmarted a certain someone.” she replies cryptically. “That photo’s online now. You sure you’re okay with it?”“Yep.”Cocoa looks in that direction again. “Good.” She then turns her attention back to her ice cream, a slightly smug smile on her face.You give a look yourself, seeing… that man again, covered in glitter, camera still damaged, sulking away in apparent defeat. Note to self, be wary of girlfriend’s craftiness. Once the both of you are done with your ice cream, you both stand and start to walk for a bit. “So… we’ve both had our date ideas, and both went pretty well. Got any ideas for next time?”Cocoa looks up into the sky. “Hmm… you know, we still haven’t been to the beach yet. It is summer after all, should soak up a bit of the sun while we can. You sure this isn’t cutting into any of your training time?”“I’ve become an expert at scheduling balance, girl. I’m fine.” You wave your hand. “Beach does sound fun though.”“Could just be spending some time with friends too, if you don’t want it to be a full date. Either way…” She leans in closer, her voice lower and a bit more… flirty. “I wouldn’t mind seeing my cute little Pepper in a bikini.”And your face goes a bright red. “C-Cocoa!”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3971174Peppa sure picked a winner. Cocoa is great. Thanks for running, Kato! Fun times were had! We sticking with Peppa or switching to someone else next time?
>>3971187Oh! Sorry, seems that last bit didn't get copied over.SO! Tomorrow, Gohan or Izumi?
>>3971174Gr8 d8 m8>>3971109Not to say this date was bad, Peppa's more alive than ever at Cocoa's side.Anyway, swimsuit idea!
>>3971202Gohan, let's see some more afterlife adventures.
>>3971174Fun is yes. I'm down for more otherworld! There's so much possibility there.
>>3971128Could be done at a beach even. And then when we're done, we can have fish tacos after!
>>3971174Cocoa is great. I wonder if the cameraman is involved with Mr. Amaguri's work? Hmmm...>>3971202Gohan please!
>>3971187>>3971207>>3971544>>3971695>>3971213Glad y'all had fun! And no, it was someone else.Okay, we'll be switching to Gohan today! We are back!>>3971174https://youtu.be/C034ToKcnQg“All right Gohan, ready?” Yazai asks.“Yeah, ready.” Here it goes.He brings his hands back. “GALICK GUN!” And he thrusts them forward. “FIRE!”A blue beam jets towards you. Stance is ready. Now! “HaaaaAAA!” With both your hands, you deflect the beam upward. Mh. Good, but not as good as you want it. You then leap up and outspeed the beam, this time using a bit more energy to deflect it, knocking it back towards Yazai. Did it!He lets out an explosive wave before it connects, the resulting clash still letting out quite the explosion. When the smoke clears, he stands with his arms crossed, smiling proudly. “Attaboy. Looks like you’re handling it quite nicely.”“It’s good, but not perfect, not yet.” you comment, floating back down to the ground. Been only a couple days, but it feels like you can get way more out of this kind of training. Heh, sis better watch out, you’re gonna surpass her with ease if this keeps up. You stretch a little. “Think that’s good for now.”“For now? Hah, look at you, kiddo.” a voice you’ve… only really ever heard telepathically compliments. “Chip off both those blocks.” King Kai comments.Yazai bows. “Greetings, King Kai. Good to see you again. What brings you here.”“Eheh, well… might need to ask you a favor, Yazai. You and Olibu and-” The round blue guy glances at you. “…Aaaaand heeey. Hey, Gohan! Got a proposition for you!”“A proposition?”“Couple months from now, Grand Kai’s planning on a tournament, y’ see. Between the four respective quadrants. Team fights.” He adjusts his glasses. “Think you might be up for it?”>A. Absolutely!>B. Eh, better not, but thanks for the offer>C. Gonna need some more info, what’s it for, exactly?>D. Depends, who do you have for it so far?>E. Something else?
>>3972719>A.>E. Any chance I could receive some of your training for it, King Kai?
>>3972719>A.>E. Equivalent Exchange King Kai? Spirit Bomb, Instant Transmission and your knowledge of the Kaio-ken for some of our techniques? I'd suggest taking a trip to Earth for King Kai to go to the Sacred Crown to learn Raio-Ken but I don't think Gohan could go.
>>3972719>A & E.Can we pass such an invitation along to Tapion and Minotia? If they aren't too busy with Supreme Kai training. Also maybe see if Supreme and Elder Kai want to watch.
>>3972753>Hello mortal of the North Quadrant, I have something to show you real quick, will only take a second.
>>3972719>C. Gonna need some more info, what’s it for, exactly?
>>3972744King Kai doesn't exactly have a desire to check that out. Too much work.>>3972753They are still alive, and they wouldn't be on your team if they got the okay, just so you know.
>>3972764Yeah, that's fair. Just might make the competition a bit more interesting, is all.
>>3972719>>3972757>E. Are weapons allowed? First Ectoplasm?
>>3972776I'd say training sword like wood or a bokken, but probably not our actual blade.Ask about that.
>>3972764>Too much workWell when King Kai complains he doesn't know how to help us with Raio-Ten or Kaio-Ten, he'll know why he doesn't understand it.Lazy, lazy, lazy shin-jin. No wonder he didn't make Supreme Kai-apprentice like Zamasu.
>>3972719>>3972753Supporting the invitation so long as Tapion and Minotia get to use weapons/tools in their fighting.
>>3972719“Absolutely!” you reply cheerfully, tail swaying behind you happily. “Any chance I could receive some of your training for it, King Kai?”He grins. “Heh, sure thing, kid. Thanks!”“Oh, but are weapons allowed, or is unarmed? Could I use a bokken if I can’t use my sword? Any special rules to it?”King Kai raises an eyebrow, still grinning, but a bit more unsure. “Er… I mean, it’d be up to the Grand Kai…”“Injuries to our bodies up here are easier to heal.” Yazai points out. “Besides, ‘lethal’ blows would take a substantial amount of effort, and anyone up here probably wouldn’t be attempting anything of the sort.”“Ah. Good point.” King Kai nods. “Well, definitely gonna bring that up to Grand Kai.”“Hmm… if that’s allowed, wonder if he’ll make an exception for Tapion and Minotia… think we could pass an offer along to them? You know, if they aren’t too busy training with Supreme Kai.” You tap your chin. “Maybe we could convince Supreme Kai to watch it too…”“Wait, Gohan, Tapion and Minotia are South Quadrant guys. AND they’re still alive.” King Kai points out, pouting a little.“Well yeah, but it’d be nice to shake things up a little’ y’ know. Won’t be often they get chances like that.” Pluuuus… Tapion and Minotia did learn the Kaio-ken, thanks to you.He grumbles a little, but King Kai agrees to it. “All right, all right, I’ll check with Grand Kai. South Kai’s gonna owe me if he okays this…”“Great!” You thrust your fist into the air. “Now, anything I should start with, King Kai?”https://youtu.be/jZS_HQGIk_cAs he starts to walk off, he brings up his hand and fires out a weak little beam… wait, no, that… thaaat’s a Clothes Beam. Around your arms and legs appear massive weights, your fist being pulled down. “Those are about 4 tons each. Try training with ‘em on for the next few days, use the Kaio-ken if you need.”>A. All right, this should be interesting>B. Only four? Come on, I can take double that!>C. Kaio-ken training? Why that?>D. Do you have anything else you’d like me to do, sir?>E. Something else?
>>3972941>A. >D. >E. "Sir, may I get a new outfit with more weight too?" My vote is pic related.
>>3972941>>3972948Supporting, but dabba dee dabba die
>>3972948purple palette swap is fine too
>>3972941>C & D.
>>3972973I'll compromise and go blue.
>>3973010Agreed, so long as the Seta outfit can be worn for training/casual. Turtle Master Gi cor the Tourney.
>>3973018Huzzah, we can agree on something.
>>3972941“Huh. Not bad… oh! Actually, sir!” you call to King Kai, running towards him. The weights DO slow you down a bit, but not too much. “Could, um, I get one more little thing?”He raises an eyebrow. “Oh?”https://youtu.be/h5JjZd1b1NY“I’d like a new outfit, with a bit of weight to it too to help me balance all this a bit more. Er… one kinda like what my mom wears, actually.” you ask him. “Oh, but could you make it blue?”He seems intrigued, and agrees to it… with a little addition. “All right then, new outfit for ya. Since you’ll be on my team, you’re gonna need my symbol on it.” You look down. Where normally there’d be a Kame symbol, there’s instead a different one. Oof, and yeah, that is a bit more weight. “That good?”“Yeah.” Maybe could ask for another casual one, but eh, that’s for later. “Anything else you’d like me to do? I mean, I can guess there’s a reason for the Kaio-ken training, but should I work towards anything specifically?”“Training with the Kaio-ken will help you better manage your stamina. It’ll help especially since you don’t have to worry nearly as much about it. Go ahead, use the normal one.” He grins.Well… okay then. “Kaio-ken!” you declare, a red aura surrounding you. You calm yourself letting that tranquil surge continue.“Once you’ve gotten used to this feeling, I want you to start using the Kaio-ken in short bursts, timing it with your movements. Every punch, every kick, every chop and knee strike and Ki blast. You’ll keep training your body so you feel less strain when you do so. This’ll help you more readily draw out power when you need, and probably even charge your Ki faster!”“Wow, neat! Thanks King Kai!”“One more thing!” His voice becomes quite a bit more serious. “…I wanna hear a joke, Gohan. Best one you got.”A joke. Aaaaa joke. Hmm. Jooooke…>A. A good pun might work well, give that a try>B. Bet he won’t be expecting something laconic>C. Knock knock joke. Classic!>D. Dare you unleash the forbidden technique of… the dad joke?>E. Something else?Write-ins encouraged. Give King Kai your best.
>>3973087>One day, my Uncle *show picture of Acer* walked into a brothel, with a jackass and honeycomb. He says to the Brothel Madame, "I need a woman for the night, for mine has kicked me to the curb." The Brothel Madame asks him why. He says for her birthday, he got her a set of Namekian Dragonballs. They summoned Porunga, and she got three wishes. However, his translating was not the best. So for her first wish, "A house fit for a queen," she got a damn honeycomb. For her second wish, "The finest ass in all the land," and got the damn donkey. Then there was the final wish, "I wish for my husband's cock to hang down past his knee!" The Brothel Madame asks, "Well, that one's not so bad is it? ...Is there a chicken with you?" My uncle shakes his head, "What? No! No, see, I used to be 6'3"!"
>>3973087Oh, I've got a joke for you King Kai.It's a killer. >E. The Killing Joke
>>3973126Hey Sword, what do you get when you cross a mentally ill loner with a S O C I E T Y that abandons him and treats him like trash?A creampie!
A man walks into a bar.He says ow.
>>3973153A group of beavers walk into a bar. One asks, "Where's the bar tender?"
Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.”
What do you call King Furry's special forces?Furry's Howling Commandos
>>3973157A mom tucks in her children. "Goodnight, Son," she says. "Goodnight Momma. Goodnight Sis!" "Goodnight Bro. Goodnight Mommy!" "Goodnight, Daughter. Goodnight, Dinosaur!" ... """DINOSAUR!?"""" "RAAAWRRR!!!" """"AAAAAAAAAA"""
>>3973087>A kai wants to make a baby with another kai. She says, "Do you see a ring on this finger?" And he says, "Girl, you've got plenty in that trunk!" She is a tree.
Rainbow is dead and it's Gohan's faultWhat's the joke? That is the joke Aw damn.
Guys. Guys. Come on.
>>3973184I really Kaio-Can't.
>>3973087A girl walking through the park finishes eating a banana, and throws the peel away. She is fined for littering.
>>3973087A boy jogs through the park and doesn't see where he's going. Just in time, he sees a baby carriage in his path, and swerves out of the way. He hits a tree and dies.
>>3973087Another girl lays some flowers at the boy's memorial site in the park. She wipes her tears, and walks away. She slips on a banana peel.
"Hey King Kai. This joke is going to bomb. Just like I did with Baby."
>>3973087>E.>"Why do we bake cookies, and cook bacon? Guy who mixed that up really got egg on his face!"
>>3973087https://youtu.be/zzfITA6hS2kYour mind races through various jokes. Some good. Some… less good. Some funny but daaaaark. Nervous chuckles kind of dark. BUT. But but but! You’ve got one! Here it goes! “All right King Kai, got a question for you. Why do we back cookies, yet cook bacon?” You tap your chink contemplatively. “Guy who mixed that up really got egg on his face!”There’s a very brief moment of silence… followed by a snort. And then another. And then a chuckle. And a laugh. And the laughter continues, uproarious and hysterical. Got it. King Kai slaps his knee. “You pass, youuuu pass! Hahahahaha! Kid, you’re really something!”You rub the back of your neck and smile. “Glad you liked that one.” In the distance, you notice a few people heading towards the Grand Kai’s main palace. You and your cousin’s namesakes, Olibu, and a couple other fighters, including a tall green guy that looks a little like Piccolo, a tall guy in a cape and chef’s hat, a bug-like one that… you think you recall seeing once, and a short blue fish man.Yazai cracks his knuckles. “Probably someone trying to cause trouble down in Hell. Think Olibu’s more than capable enough to handle it.”>A. All right then, back to training!>B. Baby went to Hell, right King Kai? Maybe I should take a look, just to be sure>C. Check it out but don’t try to butt in. Gives you some time to get used to moving with these weights on you, too>D. Something else?
>>3973268>C. Check it out but don’t try to butt in. Gives you some time to get used to moving with these weights on you, too
>>3973268You start to walk towards the gathering group. “So, why that many people? Think something big is going down?”Yazai laughs. “Nah. It’s… a bit less serious.”As you reach them, you see Grand Kai address the gathered fighters. “All right, all right, listen up folks. We shouldn’t need more than four, so you know the drill.” He raises his hands, his right making his fist, his left open-palm. He then smacks them together. “Jan Ken!”Wait what.And thus chants of “Rock! Paper! Scissors!” echo through the area. You watch over them carefully. Not gonna… butt in, but certainly is… interesting. Finally about four fighters make it through. Izumi, that tall green guy, the red bugman, and a massive tan and purple dragon-like man that reminds you a bit of that Giran guy. Kinda reminds you of Icarus too.“Shame, guess I’ll have to wait for the Tournament to see if I’ve been able to surpass you, Pikkon.” Olibu comments to the green man.Izumi nudges his leg with her elbow. “Eh, I don’t think that trick you pulled will work with this group… actually, Grand Kai, who all was starting trouble?”“Heard something about that Freeza guy again, though seemed to be a couple other rabble rousers… what was his name? Mu or something? Some kinda science guy.”“Wait… you mean Dr. Myuu?” you ask. Uh-oh.“Perfect. Been meaning to give him a piece of my mind.” Izumi declares“Betting Freeza managed to convince him to free him. Any others?” the red bugman asks.“Nah Torbie, some pretty nasty ones did end up there pretty recently…” Grand Kai looks in your direction. “Guessin’ that was thanks to you, kiddo. But those losers are still recovering from the Yemma Lock, haha!”“Hah, this’ll be a piece of cake!” the dragon man declares.“Be on guard, Maraikoh. Freeza isn’t as much of a pushover as you’d think.” Pikkon warns. “Anyone else we should be aware of?”“Someone by the name of…” Grand Kai scratches his head. “What was it again…? Oh yeah! Magil.”…Now that’s another name that rings a vague bell.>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3973268I thought "Check it out" meant investigating the commotion Yazai was talking about since that was the most recent development.
>>3973325Like, not check the gathering of people out, but just immediately go to hell to get an eye on the situation is what I thought we were doing. While wearing weights.
>>3973325>>3973332I'll leave the option open for tomorrow.
>>3973322>Towa left Magil in HellOof. Gotta sting. Good times were had, Kato! Thanks for running!
>>3973333Thank you! Have a good night.>>3973339Do demons respawn? Do artificial demons?
Anyone in the otherworld proficient with magic?
>>3974229Time to make Magus join the party. Whether he likes it or not.
>>3974303Put it on your christmas wishlist!
>>3973339>>3973344Glad you had fun!>>3974207Plenty!>>3974229>>3974303>>3974351>>3974415Try not to get too ahead of yourselves there.Anyway, we are back!>>3973322As the group are about to leave, you look to Yazai. “Has this happened often?”“Infrequently. Those in Hell need to go through a process of purification before they get their chance at reincarnation. Some are far more… resistant towards it than others. Freeza and his family have done it before. Usually doesn’t take much to get them to stop.”Izumi walks by you, smiling. “Don’t worry too much about it, Gohan. Won’t take more than an hour tops.”Hmm…>A. Actually, can I come along too? To check this out, I mean, don’t want to interrupt>B. Better go back to training, can’t let King Kai down!>C. Could try and head down yourself… though how even DO you get “down” there?>D. Something else?
>>3974434>A. Actually, can I come along too? To check this out, I mean, don’t want to interrupt
>>3974434>A. Consider this a training exercise. Keep the weights on!>D. Ki sense the area as soon as we hit HFIL.
>>3974466Oh hey Arctus, we thought you died!
>>3974434“Actually, can I come along too? To check this out, I mean. I’m not going to interrupt your mission or anything. I’d just like to see it a bit more personally.”Izumi is surprised by the request, then looks towards the Grand Kai. He waves his hand. “Eh, sure thing kid. Just don’t be falling in any ponds down there. Hard as HIFL to get out of it.”“...HIFL?” you repeat. Grand Kai just chuckles to himself. Yazai wishes you well, commenting he’s going to keep training up on the Grand Kai’s planet. You follow Izumi’s group to… a rather dinky-looking plane. Well. Guess this trip to Hell’s already got the tone set. Why a plane? Eh… questions for another time…About 30 minutes later, you think, you’re all at your destination. Pikkon looks over the area, a jagged landscape with massive, spiky mountains that are almost like devilish-looking trees. His eyes fixing on a certain location, you decide to sense out the area. There’s a pretty strong power out in the distance, with a few others not quite at its level, save one. Looking around, you also sense quite a lot of weaker Ki signatures. Wow… there are actually a LOT a lot of them. Hell’s… way more packed than you were expecting.“Freeza should be that way. Follow my lead.” Pikkon declares, bolting forward. The others start to follow, and you trail behind, trying to keep up with all these weights on you. As you fly overhead you notice some wispy spirits sort of following you for a time. Huh. They don’t have bodies.Reaching the strongest Ki signatures, you see Freeza and a silver-haired man in a black outfit and with pointed ears standing over a group of ogre-looking people. Beside him are a smaller, bald purple man also with pointed ears, a blue man with reddish-orange hair, and… what look like a few Machine Mutants. Freeza’s foot grabs one of the ogres by his white tanktop. “You are going to tell us where to find this ‘Enma’ person and reveal all you know about this supposed ‘Terrible Torture Tour’ of Hell. Or else I’ll have my new allies here develop their OWN Terrible Torture Tour.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCWqAyh9IHw“You really never learn, do you, Freeza?” Pikkon calls out.The white alien’s eyes widen in a mixture of fear and hatred. He seethes as his aura charges around him. In one smooth motion Freeza fires a huge wave of energy right at Pikkon… to which Pikkon just deflects away. “YOU!”Pikkon crosses his arms. Torbie and Maraikoh ready themselves. Izumi floats down to the ground and starts to approach. “DOCTOR MYUU.” she yells out to grab his attention. Izumi cracks her knuckles. “So you’re that bastard that ended up following the parasite’s orders.”(cont.)
>>3974741The blue man with orange hair seems confused. “While I am certain my genius has reached far and wide, I must confess, I have no idea who you are.”She smirks. “A Tuffle.” At that declaration, she dashes right towards him, the Machine Mutants confusedly trying to hold her back only to get tossed around like ragdolls. The silver-haired man and purple man ready themselves.“Magil, now might be the opportune time to test out our new little trick.” The purple guy comments.“Very well, Aza.” He draws his sword, a dark aura surrounding him. “Heroes of Heaven, let the hatred of Hell strike you down!”“DRAGONS OF THE DEVIL’S BLADE!” the two declare, the smaller fighter thrusting both fists forward and creating two shadowy dragons that surround the sword, transforming it into some kind of… jagged monstrosity, animate and coursing with evil. Magil tries to bring it down upon Izumi… only for the blade to be stopped in midair.Gripped tight in Torbie’s hand. The bugman chuckles. “An interesting technique. Too bad I’ve already got a counter for it.” Torbie’s wings vibrate rapidly, the vibrations coursing through his body, it almost shimmering with… Light Magic? Huh?! “Listen now to the Song of Justice! HYA!” Torbie just… kinda yanks all the concentrated evil out of the blade, causing even the sword itself to look duller and more brittle… enough that a simple tap from Torbie’s other hand is enough to shatter it. Magil looks at him in disbelief.And then Izumi leaps up and stomps on his head hard, leaping off him and right to Aza, doing the same to him, until she reaches Myuu and knees him right in the face, breaking his sunglasses. She lands with surprising grace, but demands of Myuu, “Don’t get back up.”Freeza meanwhile seems to power up more, his muscles bulking up. “YOU WILL SUFFER FOR HUMILIATING ME!” He brings his hands above his head, forming a black orb of energy. “DIE BY MY-!”Right before Freeza can throw the sphere, Pikkon is already in front of him, flames around his body as he kicks Freeza in the gut. The former tyrant coughs and wheezes in pain. And, not wanting to feel left out, Maraikoh reaches Aza, chuckling. The little purple man, to your surprise, forms some Spirit Bits and sets them to try and barrage the dinosaur… only for Maraikoh to grab each one out of the air chomp down on them. “Really shouldn’t have done that.” he says confidently. He then beats his chest as he swallows the Spirit Bits, then fires off a huge beam at Aza, knocking him down.While all this is going on, you see a few spirits gather from a safe distance, most seeming to just want to watch the ensuing battle… but one catching your attention, as it seems to be observing you directly. Huh.>A. Pay no mind to it, probably nothing>B. Boy, shoulda’ brought popcorn, this is great!>C. Check on the ogres, see if they’re okay>D. Does, uh, anyone want any help?>E. Something else?
>>3974741hard as Heartbreak in Firey Lake
>>3974745>C.>E. Go into Kaio-Ken for King Kai's training and do it full-power ssj training style. While we're standing around we can train.
>>3974745>B & C.
>>3974745>E. ...is King Cold here?
>>3974779Clearly, King Cold is still in jail, not wanting to face Olibu again. Not after last time.
>>3974783I just wanna talk.
>>3974745>E. Oh boy, it sure would be nice to gore King Cold with my sword but I don't see him, or Baby. Say, does Baby have a body? Also, why do these baddies get bodies?
>>3974741>Hard as HIFL to get out of it.”>“...HIFL?” you repeat. Grand Kai just chuckles to himself.>E. "Sir, what is HIFL? I've only ever heard of HFIL."
>>3974745You decide to check on the ogres as the rest face off with the villains, making sure they’re okay. You help a few up and get them out of the battle, just in time to see Aza try to use what looks like dad’s Dragon Fist, but with far more sinister power behind it, at the dinosaur man he’s facing. But Maraikoh isn’t deterred, actually catching the attack and wrestling it to the ground. Once he’s got a good grip on it, he leaps at Aza and powerslams it right on top of the little purple imp.Izumi continues to take down the Machine Mutants that try to hold her back, flowing like water around them, each strike hitting a critical component that brings them down… all while holding Myuu by the collar, even smacking him against the Machine Mutants. She finishes it off by spinning in place to build up a bit of extra power and slamming Myuu into the ground head-first, like she’s just planted a tree.Torbie’s buzzing wings seem to disorient Magil, allowing him to get in several solid hits that bring the demon man to his knees. In one final, desperate attempt to strike back at his foe, Magil leaps away, your eye spotting him at the edge of a large fountain filled with red fluids. “You forced my hand, insect. Let’s see you escape from this!” He fires off a dark Ki blast into the pond, creating en eruption of the red fluid… wait, that’s definitely blood. Ew. Magil then seems to direct the fluid, causing it to flow towards Torbie… who is nonplussed by it. His wings vibrate harder, his body shimmering again, the attempt to splash him with the pond of blood backfiring spectacularly as it flows right back at Magil, with him ending up falling into the pond and ending up stuck inside it.Finally, Pikkon moves like lightning to kick Freeza in the head and right to Maraikoh, who treats the tyrant like a volleyball and spikes him right into the pond as well. He gives Pikkon a thumb’s up, the green alien returning the favor. The four of them all looking over their work, regrouping to where you and the ogres are. “That should be enough to put them down for the count. Gather them up and stick them in the rehab pods.”You notice the spirit that was observing you previously approach, and you… can hear it mumbling to itself. “Couldn’t be… but it looks like…” Voice sounds… feminine. Huh.>A. Are you okay there, little spirit?>B. Rehab pods? How’s that work?>C. So can someone explain to me why those folks get to keep their bodies, but these spirits are stuck without ‘em?>D. Something else?
>>3975010Grandma Gine, that you?>A.>C.
>>3975010>“You forced my hand, insect.Heheheh!>>3968678Been a while, but this was really funny. Those stories always make me groan!
>>3975010Watching the spirit float around, your attention turns to the villains again… and you can’t help but ask, “So, can someone explain to me why guys like them end up keeping their bodies, while some of these spirits don’t?”“Ah, still new to being dead, I take it?” one of the ogres, a red one, asks you. “It’s attachment, in a sense. Their bodies are granted, but they get far less use of ‘em. Because of the evil in their hearts, they can’t let go and enter purification of their souls. Too much evil inside them. That’s why they need rehabilitation, they need to experience it physically before they can be purged spiritually, and eventually given a chance at reincarnation. Good souls don’t need to go through purification, they can head on up to Heaven and enjoy peace before they are ready to reincarnate. Folks like you are lucky because you get t’ keep your bodies and train to your heart’s content.”“Plus those that still keep acting up even with rehab go through things like Enma’s Terrible Torture Tour, to help them detach from their formerly living selves so they can be cleansed.” a blue ogre adds.You look to the spirit. “So… this lady doesn’t have as much of an attachment left, then?” You walk closer. “Are you okay, little spirit?”“...Gohan.” It… knows your name. “I knew… I knew it! My goodness look how big you’ve gotten!” She speaks like… like she’s met you before. “…Why are you down here?”“Er… sorry, do I-?” …Waaaait. Wait you HAVE heard this voice before. When you were little. REALLY little. “Wait, are… are you…?”The spirit giggles softly. “I guess you were just a tiny thing when you last saw me. I’m… your granny, on Kakarot’s side. Gine.” A fuzzy image appears around her of a Saiyan woman with a surprisingly soft demeanor on her face. Not a solid form, like yours or even Freeza’s, but… well, spectral. Like a ghost. Her smile slowly turns into a frown. “…Gohan. Why are you down here? Why do you have a…?” Noticing your halo, she grows… exceptionally cross. She raises her ghostly arms and yells out into the air with the fury that only an angered grandmother could m, “MAAAPLE MAAAAHOOOOOGAAAAAANYYYYY!”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3975083>Maple feels a disturbance in the force>Pure dread washes over her >This too is technically Gohan's faultWas good, Kato. Hopefully Gohan can smooth things over with Gine a bit. If not... hoo boy
>>3975083Fabulous, we pissed off ghostma. At least we don't have to bear the brunt of it!
>>3975083Gine can help us by punching Baby in the schnozz!
>>3975083>Enma’s Terrible Torture TourWelp, Grandma's 78MAD. https://youtu.be/7RBhNIo79JEAhahahahaha!All the Otherworld Fighters are really cool!Had fun!
>>3975098>a sleeping Maple gets a chill running up her spine>she tosses and turns, and her lips purse together>she murmurs out, "...son-mahogany">then she goes back to sleeping peacefully
>>3973087>>A. A good pun might work well, give that a try>>B. Bet he won’t be expecting something laconic>>C. Knock knock joke. Classic!>>D. Dare you unleash the forbidden technique of… the dad joke?If you have the time later, I would like to hear all these.
Hey Kato, is the Tuffle King in Heaven with the non-hatred part of Doctor Raichi?
>>3975098Heh. And glad you had fun! Gine IS quite mad, fair warning.>>3975101Oh she definitely doesn't blame Gohan, but she is indeed quite mad.>>3975314Might be an idea, but probably best not to get too close to Baby at this moment.>>3975374Glad you had fun!>>3975505Sure, some time later.>>3976136Good question. Could potentially check with Yemma if you wanna know in-character.Anyway, we are back!>>3975083https://youtu.be/85xnJr9U7I0Ohhh crap she is mad. Izumi’s head turns once she hears your mother’s name yelled out. She raises an eyebrow as she looks toward you, Gine fuming and yelling quiiiite a lot, and every single bit of it is directed right towards your mother. Wow. Starting to understand where the idea of noisy and vengeful ghosts come from. Thiiiis is awkward…>A. It wasn’t mom’s fault, really! It was, well… kinda my fault>B. Baby’s to blame for this, not mom>C. It’s only temporary! I’m up here because the Dragon Balls have all been used>D. Something else?
>>3976266>A.>B.>C.>D. Hug your grandma!
>>3976266>A. It wasn’t mom’s fault, really! It was, well… kinda my fault>D. She was helping my Sis hunt for these orbs that blow up planets and grant wishes, and they had to race a demon and robots to do it.
>>3976266>A & C.
>>3976266>>A. It wasn’t mom’s fault, really! It was, well… kinda my fault>C. It’s only temporary! I’m up here because the Dragon Balls have all been used
>>3976274I wonder if we could corral her pyrefly with Exorcism?
>>3976266You wave your arms frantically. “Waaaait! Wait wait wait wait! Grandma Gine!” That gets her to at least stop yelling. “Look, look, it wasn’t my mom’s fault. It was…” You rub the back of your neck apologetically. “Actually kinda my fault, to be honest.”https://youtu.be/5Y7_IgGErdgGine crosses her ghostly arms and looks at you. “Explain.”“Well… I ended up getting my body infected with this parasite, called itself Baby while trying to save people from him. It was… well, a choice between letting him continue to use my body, or trying to take him with me. I went with option B. Only reason I’m still up here is because the Dragon Balls have been used already.”The Saiyan woman seems less impressed, her tail swaying behind her in annoyance. “And where exactly was Maple during all this?”“Er… if I recall correctly…” What was she doing…? Oh! Oh right. You remember now. “She got injured trying to protect my sister from that parasite on another planet, ended up incapacitated. I did what I could to prevent Baby’s takeover of the Earth from going from bad to worse.”She turns away and… seems to pout. “…She promised.”“Huh?”“She promised she’d protect you both, and Kakarot, even if it meant having to claw her way out of Hell itself to protect you.” She’s still mad.“It WAS my faul-”“Gohan, I understand what you did. But your mother still went back on her promise to me.” Gine states. “I am glad you tried to do right. But don’t try to shift blame sorely onto you.”Izumi approaches you, looking over the spirit. “…You want some time to talk with her? We’re about wrapped up here.”>A. Actually, yeah, if you don’t mind>B. Better keep this brief. Try to help Gine see that this was more your decision, and that mom’s probably beaten herself up plenty already over being unable to do anything about it>C. Can you give me some advice on what to say, Izumi?>D. Don’t think you should make this any worse for her, should leave her be for now, but promise to come visit again some time>E. Hug?>F. Something else?>>3976427Just missed that post but I'll keep the option up.
>>3976441>A.>E. >F. "I get to see you, so it's worth it. Hey...where's Grandpa?"
>>3976441>A. Actually, yeah, if you don’t mind>>3976449>F. "Do Saiyans like hugs?">Use Exorcism to hug!
>>3976441“Actually… yeah, if you don’t mind.” you ask her, giving a respectful bow. Izumi gives you a thumb’s up, then motions for you to keep talking with her. “…Listen, Grandma Gine, if mom were able… I know she would have tried to stop me at any cost. And I… I don’t know what I would’ve done if that happened. I already came pretty close to screwing everything up once before, when Towa nearly killed her. If Baby got her…” You shake your head. “Anyway, it was still my choice to try and stop him like that. I didn’t want him to hurt any of my family or friends, especially not with my body moved around like a puppet. I don’t know if I could forgive myself if I let that happen… especially since I came so close to it once before.”https://youtu.be/sNKB-DgPj5EGine sighs softly. “I’m not going to pretend that will change my mind so easily. But… I can at least appreciate that you want to protect your family and comrades. Thank you.”You spread your arms out. “Hug?”Gine laughs awkwardly. She goes in for the hug… only there’s nothing but a chill that passes through your body. And seems she was aware of that. “I’m a spirit, Gohan. No body to hug you with. But I appreciate that.” She sighs softly. “You look a lot like your father. My little Kakarot. But… I guess the both of you aren’t so little anymore.”You smile kindly at her, walking with her as she floats along. “Guess there’s one benefit to this. I get to see you, when I’m not a little baby anymore. Ah, actually, do you know where my grandpa might be?”Gine’s face lights up a bit. “I do. Heehee, Bardock would love to see you.” She leads the way, floating forward past some other spirits, until you reach a group of them all gathered together near a large spiky tree. “Bardock! Baaaarrrrdoooock!” Gine calls out.One spirit takes note, floating towards her. He immediately seems to recognize you. “Well I’ll be. Went out fighting, did ya?”“Well, fighting trying to take down an abomination born from the Tuffle King’s desire for revenge against the Saiyans.” you explain like it would make a lick of sense to him.It does.“Yep. Nice try. At least you went out fighting like a proper Saiyan.” The spirit takes the form of a man who’s the spitting image of your father, though with more of your uncle’s facial expression. And some scars on him. “Quite a future this turned out to be.”“Bardock, you’re doing it again.” Gine grumbles at him.“Yeah yeah whatever. Well Gohan, finally get to meet you. So, you down here for sightseeing? Or was it Freeza causing trouble yet again?”>A. A bit of both, and seeing family. Hi!>B. Doing what again? Also what was that about the future?>C. Grandpa Bardock, huh? Hey, you got any pointers on techniques or something? Or even anything cool you learned?>D. Do you have any cool stories from when you were alive, grandpa?>E. Something else?
>>3976656>A. A bit of both, and seeing family. Hi!>E. Ah, so Freeza's rebellions are a regular thing? Have you ever tried fighting him down here? I bet you could beat him if you hit him really hard.
>>3976656>C.And this >>3976674
>>3976656>A & B.
>>3976674I want to goad Bardock into having a rematch with Frieza."I don't even have a body to-" "Sounds like an excuse to me.""C'mon, only the worst monsters get a body!" "Sounds like my Grandpa's too afraid of Enma's Terrible Torture Tour to fight Freeza.""Guys, Gine, help me with this sassy child!" "Yeah, Bardock can totally take Freeza! Bardock, Bardock, Bardock!"
>>3976684Not gonna work.
>>3976680Actually yeah, B is a good choice too.
>>3976656“A bit of both, really. Also visiting some family! Hi!” You place your hands behind your head and smile at them. “Speaking of, are Freeza’s little… rebellions like that a regular thing? …You ever try fighting him? Bet you could take ‘em!”“No body. Can’t train to get stronger, and I’ve seen how battles with him would play out again.”“Yeah but- wait, again?” you question.“I saw the future of the Saiyans, Gohan. What Freeza planned to do. I tried to change it. Couldn’t.”Okay you didn’t mishear that. “Wait, Grandma Gine, you say ‘doing that again,’ do you mean... he’s got what mom and uncle Acer and Baba have?”Gine sighs. “Yes. Why don’t you tell your grandson how you got those ‘useless ass psychic powers’ again, dear?”Bardock actually seems hesitant. “Yyyyeah. Well. One of the last worlds I conquered foresaw their own downfall and a member of their race kinda just jammed that in my head. No control over it, just random visions that popped into my head warning me about the fate of our people. Tried to prevent it, faced Freeza right as he decided to destroy planet Vegeta. Failed, but saw that Freeza would fall at the hands of a Saiyan.” He looks over you, smirking a little. “Though seems your mother and uncle helped that along just a bit too.”“Showing off again~” Gine comments to him teasingly.Bardock waves his hand dismissively. “Hey, he asked. Is one thing I guess I’ve been able to ‘train’ to use down here, given my lack of body.”“Huh. Didn’t know it could be granted to other people…” you comment.“Knocked me on my ass and put me in a coma long enough that Dodoria and his goons could slaughter my squad right after they finished their next conquest.” Bardock looks in the direction of where Freeza was staging his rebellion. “I must say, even with how dull Hell can be, nothing is more satisfying than seeing that punk get his ass kicked again.” He then snaps his fingers, though you notice that the sound is much quieter and more muffled. “That reminds me. Next chance you get, tell your sister good job on taking his punk ass down on her own.”(cont.)
>>3976799You do a double-take. “Wait what?”“Few years ago, when Dr. Raichi was trying to take over your world. Peppa just absolutely thrashed him. Hah! Was a hell of a thing to see.” Bardock smirks.“Huh. Okay. Making a note of that…” Hmm… what else… “Ah! Hey, since I’m here, Grandpa Bardock, got any pointers on what I should train towards? Any techniques I should check out?”https://youtu.be/8GX0RhAa9c8The smirk becomes an approving grin across Bardock’s face. “There’s that Saiyan blood talkin’. Though since you’ve got those Tuffle smarts going for ya’ I think you could do well to mix things up a bit. With what you’re wearing it looks like you’ve got some weighted training scheme going on… stamina training too? Hm. Here’s an idea. Try to find a place with higher gravity to amplify the effect once things start getting easy for you. 10x should be enough. Also, really test your limits up here. You’ve got a body that needs way less rest and relaxation than, use it to your advantage.” Proudly, he adds, “And I think you could try a decent spin on my old Heat Phalanx. Eh, not much I can really do to show it… you up for some instructions?”“Definitely! Lemme try it out!”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3976802HELL TRAINING WITH GRANDPA BARDOCK!Good time Kato, thanks for running!
>>3976802>Heat Phalanx? Oh you mean Dad's Blast Fist!
>>3976819Glad to hear! Thanks for playing!>>3977309Could bring that up.And sorry about the delay, but now we are back!>>3976802https://youtu.be/R4ayOSS4OeM“Okay, now, focus Ki as you pull your arm back, and release it with an uppercut! One smooth motion!” Bardock instructs.You resist the urge to reference a certain fighting game as you do it, the end result looking a bit similar to Chuu Lee’s Shotenken, though without any added effects to it. Kinda reminds you of something you’ve seen dad do too. “Like that?” you ask, looking at Bardock. Oof. Yeah, weights are pretty heavy.“Close. When you’re releasing it, don’t let it out like a blast. Let it out all at once, like you’re exploding it into something.”Okay, one more try then…>A. Put your all into it! Heat Phalanx!>B. Ooh, bet you can combine it with Fire Magic for an even better effect!>C. Could try and mix it up a bit, make it your own>D. Do you want anything in exchange for this, Grandpa Bardock?>E. Something else?
>>3978182>A & B.Get it down properly before playing with it.
>>3978182>>3978196>E. SPARK!What's different?
>>3978182>>3978198But once we have it down, it's one hundred percent time to Shinryuken something.
>>3978208Don't we already know it though? It's a ki uppercut. Hell, the Hallowed Rush is this.
>>3978182>A.>B.>D."But I don't have a body to trai-...""Grandpa, image training. Duh."
>>3978182>A. Put your all into it! Heat Phalanx!
>>3978182>E. "Exploding it into something." That's what a blast is you "brilliant scientist."
Okay, roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 11 for the first, 13 for the second!
Rolled 9, 19 = 28 (2d20)>>3978224>>3978224
Rolled 7, 3 = 10 (2d20)>>3978224I don't see us using this move, but here goes.
Rolled 10, 6 = 16 (2d20)>>3978224
>>3978225>>3978226>>3978227Sssso close. Passed one! Writing...
>>3978182You try it again, this time doing what Bardock tells you to, but… it’s the same result. Close, but not quite. You practice a few more times, but it just doesn’t really stick. Hmm… maybe… okay, here’s an idea! You try to add a bit of Fire Magic to it, to try to make the impact work a bit better. It… doesn’t QUITE go as expected.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8B3Sx8X-0But the result is certainly interesting.“HRRAAAAAH!” you yell out, trying to time the Fire Magic with the explosion at the end Bardock tried to get you to do. Instead, the flames jet out from your arm and trail around you, helping to push you into the air and uppercut even harder. It even kinda covers your body as you thrust upward. It’s… definitely more like Chuu Lee’s technique, but still different.Bardock’s impressed. “Well well. Looks like you managed something even better. Not bad, kid.”“Heh, guess I did.” You smile at him as you wave a bit of the lingering flames off the weight. Egh. Arm’s getting tired. “Say, Grandpa Bardock, you can’t train your body, but… can you do image training?”“It’s how I’ve honed that little ‘gift’ I got. No body means there’s nothing to really gain, best I can do is try and hone my mind.”“Well, do you want anything in exchange for helping me learn this?” you ask.While intrigued by the offer, he seems skeptical. “And what exactly could you offer to me? Again, can’t get stronger, can’t put any new techniques into practice unless they are more focused in the mind.” His ghostly arm points at his head.>A. A good joke! King Kai loved this one!>B. Bet telepathy would be useful at least>C. Could maybe try and put a good word in for you and Grandma Gine, so you two don’t have to stay like this…>D. Do you still have like… a sense of how your body used to work? I know you’re a spirit right now, but maybe you could still learn about Super Saiyan…>E. I… remember one of the people Baba’s training to be her new champions being a ghost girl, maybe I could see if she has some stuff to teach you!>F. Something else?
>>3978452>F. I could see about getting you and your friends a meal.
>>3978452>>3978454>C. Could maybe try and put a good word in for you and Grandma Gine, so you two don’t have to stay like this…>F. So, you and your war buddies are gonna be in here for a while for all the world domination, but Gine seems like she's only dominated a kitchen. Perhaps if she served food to other races instead of food of other races... The other Tourney goers probably don't need to eat, but they seem like they'd enjoy it.>F. Don't wanna give you "useless ass" false hope, but maybe you and whoever else wants to could get bodies if you wish to join the tournament and train for it.
>>3978452>>E. I… remember one of the people Baba’s training to be her new champions being a ghost girl, maybe I could see if she has some stuff to teach you!>F. And a way for you to train and interact on a physical level: see pic
>>3978224Don't we already have Burning Crusher? What was Bardock trying to teach us instead of Riot Javelin? We could enhance that into Lightning Rod where it hits something and attracts our attacks towards it.
>>3978526Next time give him a copy of your character sheet first so he can properly min/max you.
>>3978541Why wouldn't he teach us Riot Javelin to begin with, that's the only move he uses in the movie. And what does a "tuffle brain" have to do with using elements in attacks, Vegeta shoots fireballs at Goku, calls down lightning to use in an explosive wave, and Nappa can supercharge himself with lightning for offense and defense. And Raditz picked up Shadow Flare waaaay before Izzy did.
Shinespark is a tackle, right, Kato? Not a punch?
>>3978541...he does have Foresight. No reason he couldn't.
>>3978582It's a tackle. You can punch someone after it connects if you wish.>>3978589Yeah, putting little spins on it is fine.>>3978452“Well, I… remember one of the people Baba’s training to be a new champion of hers is a ghost girl herself. Maybe I could check in with her and see if she has some stuff to teach you!” you explain to Bardock cheerfully.He’s still skeptical, but seems to better understand that logic. “And what kind of things might those be?”“Well… she was able to exert some kind of force on things like she had as a physical body. Izzy said she even used some techniques that mom taught her. Maybe she could show you guys how to interact with things physically! …At the very least kinda upgrade to like, sheet ghost or something.”You notice Gine with a very contemplative look on her face, and you swear hear her something about, “Well if I can haunt her…”Bardock shrugs. “All right. Fine. Worth a try.”Yes! “Okay! I’ll be back some time once I get a chance to talk with her!”Izumi approaches you, a friendly smile on her face. “Time to get going, Gohan. Come on, you’ve still got plenty of training ahead of you.”>A. Aww, just a little bit longer, please?>B. Okay. Nice seeing you, Grandpa Bardock, Grandma Gine! I’ll visit again some time!>C. Could you get me in contact with Baba first? Want to see if this’ll work>D. Something else?
>>3978599I asked you if I got it right. I had no idea how the Shinespark worked, and I was looking to you for correction. All this time that's how I thought it worked, "Gohan charges lightning ki into a punch, then spins, sparking a trail of lightning around him, the lightning coiling around hom like a spring or battery. Then, at the moment of impact, his fist directs all that stored ki around him into that punch, and in a big Shine, all that energy instantly goes into the punch." And now you're telling me, almost a year later, that's not how it works!? What is the Shinespark???
>>3978613It's a full-body tackle. I thought you were just trying to put a creative spin on it.
>>3978599>>3978613Also, I would very much like this in our repertoire.
>>3978616Q: "How does the Shinespark work?"A: "It's a combination of a number of things, mostly it's fueled by the principles behind the Raio-ken, with a bit of Magic too. One needs a running start at first in order to build up speed and power, then take a sudden stop to direct it and swerve around with it, impacting the opponent with the full might of all this built up energy."I... really thought it was about spinning.
>>3978627It's not. I've provided visual references for it before. But I don't mind trying to be creative with it.
>>3978599>B. Okay. Nice seeing you, Grandpa Bardock, Grandma Gine! I’ll visit again some time!>>3978629Your visual references were Samus' Screw Attack, or at least what I thought was the Screw Attack.When I ask if I did something right, will you please tell me if it wasn't right? Otherwise I'll look like an idiot in front of Hira! Moreso!
>>3978599>B.>D. Can my grandparents come up to watch the tournament, at least?
>>3978704https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/9c829130-2089-45b7-adc3-edcdd5b2bbc5Supporting. Hell, invite the rest of them.
>>3978711Eh, the more exceptions you ask for, the harder it is to get 'em.
>>3978730Fine. I guess they'll have to go perform the Saiyan ritual of Tailgating.
>>3978599“Ah, okay!” You turn back to the pair of spirits. “It was good to see you, Grandpa Bardock, Grandma Gine! Hope to see you again some time soo-” …A thought occurs. “Heeeey. Ms. Izumi. Would it be possible for them to spectate for the Tournament? You know, come up and watch with everyone?”She shakes her head. “Those in Hell can’t leave except for extraordinary circumstances. However, there is a way they can watch the Tournament.”“Ah. Well… better than nothing. How’s that possible though?” you question.“There’s a giant viewing crystal off towards the east, and a few smaller ones around the west.” Gine explains, a bright smile on her face. “That is very nice of you to offer though, Gohan.”“Heh, some entertainment that’s not Freeza making a fool of himself again? Sure. Bet my squad would enjoy seeing you fight.” Bardock smirks with pride.“Sure… just, kinda wish you could be up there with me.” you admit, rubbing the back of your neck.“Rules are rules. Look, Gohan, even if they are your grandparents, you have to remember that they did partake in the genocide of my people, and never in life were able to really have a change of heart. That’s why they’re down here, rather than up in Heaven. Even if Bardock tried to change the fate of his people and stand against Freeza, it was too little, too late.” Izumi explains calmly. “Actions have consequences. That they’re able to find peace with their previous lives is good. But they still have to face what they, and most other Saiyans of their time, did.”As you listen to her, your mind turns to recall how… you were no longer able to ride the Nimbus. …Hope Tommy’s doing okay. You then notice Gine does look towards Izumi coldly, guardedly, but doesn’t offer much in protest. Bardock shrugs. “Sorry kid. But hey, we’ll still root for ya’ to kick some ass up there.”“All right. Bye again! Hope to see you again some time soon!”“Not too soon!” Gine replies, the cold look on her face fading.As you walk with Izumi, she lets out a soft laugh. “Looks like Maple’s really drilled that idea in your head.”“Huh?”“Equivalent Exchange. You tried to offer Bardock something in equal value to his lesson. Help him grow as he helped you grow.” She pats your back. “Anyway, let’s get back. You’ve still got quite a bit of training ahead!”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3978743Yeah, looking forward to Phanty.Izzy tomorrow, or more Gohan?
>>3978743Aw dang. But makes sense. Thanks for running, Kato!
Remember, all the Saiyans are bad, but not all the PTO! And that other Saiyan.
Even Ackman gets to watch! Truly an individual free of sin if there ever was one.
>>3978743Please let 'em sit in the stands, Gohan needs people cheering him on.
>>3978743>Those in Hell can’t leave except for extraordinary circumstancesWhat are those circumstances?
>>3979095>"King Kai needs you to go job to his latest pupil(s) to show how far they've come."
>>3978743>you have to remember that they did partake in the genocide of my peopleThere was a War, those usually aren't one-sided acts of aggression. And there are two examples of Tuffles being more than happy to do the same to Saiyans. We saw that Hatchiyack could be good, it was the will of the Tuffles that he focused his being into eradicating the Saiyans even when there were nine of them left.With Tuffles being dicks in mind, I feel their sentences should be lessened, the non-PTO warriors anyway. Plus, they killed the Tuffles as Great Apes. Only a few of them had their senses, Bardock and his Squad aren't elite. Is Goku going to HFIL for stomping Grandgrandpa?
>>3979111I'll rescind that bit about the Great Apes, those Saiyans aren't without blame, they coordinated that shit. It's like setting loose a bunch of rabid wolverines that shoot lasers into a packed cafeteria.And I'll say that the genocide of the Tuffles wasn't justifiable. But, as Izumi says, actions have consequences. There were probably a few reasons why the Saiyans all decided to go follow Vegeta and kill the Tuffles. Especially with how they lived on the same planet peaceably for over a century.Bill Burr says this better than I do: https://youtu.be/rksKvZoUCPQ
>>3978751One more with Gohan, then Izzy for Friday.>>3978752Thanks for playing!>>3979095In cases of extreme danger to the universe, such as when Vegeta was brought back because of the threat of Majin Buu.>>3979111>>3979163Hatchiayk and Baby were both driven by vengeance, twisted and made into monsters because of the genocide. Both went off the deep end and became villains themselves, but neither existed prior to the war. The Saiyans under King Vegeta's leadership were definitely at fault for what happened. Any supposed justification for their actions is extremely lacking compared to the crimes committed. That the Saiyans continued their actions into the stars, even with them coming to kneel to Cold and Freeza, shows fairly clearly their motivations. They were still independent for a time. You can literally talk with people who participated in certain sides of the conflict if you are going to doubt this. In any case, Bardock and Gine's situation is similar to Vegeta's when he attempted to kill Buu. They never truly made up for their crimes, even if they realized what they did was wrong.Perhaps there will be a chance for them to do something that can show they will make up for their crimes some time in the future. But we will have to wait and see on that.And okay, sorry about the delay. We are back!>>3978743You arrive back at the Grand Kai’s world, eager to get back to proper training. You also think over what Bardock said, trying areas with higher gravity. Could also keep up your training with Yazai, or maybe work with someone else. Hmm… there’s… also Elder Kai’s “request” if you want your full potential unlocked. Or you could try and contact Baba, see if you can talk with the ghost girl. Or maybe see how Tapion and Minotia are doing. Hmm… what to do, what to do…>A. Train on King Kai’s world! He could give you even better instructions directly!>B. Stick to Grand Kai’s planet, got plenty of people to train with up there>C. Continue training with Yazai, you’ve got some good progress with him already>D. Olibu! He’s probably got lots of cool skills you can learn from>E. Yours and Izzy’s namesakes might make really interesting training partners, and it’d be good to help you get used to these weights>F. Well… might be worth thinking about finding someone Elder Kai would like…>G. Get in touch with Baba, wanna learn more about ghosts>H. Tapion and Minotia! Wanna check up on them>I. Something else?Pick 3 at most.
>>3979985>A.>C.Didn't Yazai meet the original SSJ Yamoshi? Can we ask him about that?>E.
>>3979985>A. Train on King Kai’s world! He could give you even better instructions directly!>E. Yours and Izzy’s namesakes might make really interesting training partners, and it’d be good to help you get used to these weights>G. Get in touch with Baba, wanna learn more about ghosts
>>3979985All the Tuffles that Gohan personally knows are good, but the supercomputer containing the souls of the Tuffle Dead wanted him, his father, and his sister dead, and the thing the Tuffle King made also wanted him dead or worse. It's not a good track record for the Tuffles when their King and Grudges cause so many problems.
>>3980020Also, while we're talking to Baba maybe bring up the kiss conundrum. If we can get the word of the issue to our circle of friends maybe we can avoid having to make the extremely awkward request ourselves.
>>3979985https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3opxOyIsQwQYou decide to train on King Kai’s world, both for better instruction in handling the weights and the Kaio-ken, and as an added bonus it has 10x Earth’s gravity to help you train even more. And along for the ride come your and Izzy’s namesakes, both of them able to help you handle the weights even better. Things start off fairly easy, just basic forms and strength training, King Kai even having you chase his monkey Bubbles and cricket Gregory, then you take things up a bit, normal sparring. After about a week, your request goes through.“Baba and her student will meet you later today.” King Kai explains. “So, anything else you need?”“Hmm…” You rub your chin with your left hand as you catch Great Grandpa’s fist with your right, still holding it as you dodge Izumi’s incoming kick. “Guess I could kinda… ask about Elder Kai’s request. Baba can help get that in order, I think.”“Request?” Izumi repeats. “Heh, well don’t wait too long on it, kiddo.” she adds with a smile.“Well it’s… not immediate. Just, well… he kiiiiinda is offering to help me unlock my full potential. Foooor a price.” That catches their attention. “…He wants a kiss from a pretty, living lady.”Izumi’s smile fades. King Kai sighs, not as surprised as you thought he’d be. Great Grandpa Gohan looks elated. “Well well well! A pretty lady? And who exactly do you have in mind?” He stops his fighting stance and nudges your arm gently, grinning wide. “You’ve gotta have a type, after all. Anyone in mind?”>A. W-well… I mean… Pantea is cute, but… she’d probably not exactly go along with it>B. Maybe I could convince Videl to go along with this… though she might want her potential unlocked too… hmm…>C. Could… could ask Yurin? Agh, that might make things awkward for her though…>D. Do kinda like blondes… wonder if Elder Kai likes blondes… there’s Erasa… hmm… and Mrs. Launch… Lazuli…>E. Bulma’s actually really pretty… egh, but asking Yamcha about that already sounds weird>F. Aunt Chi-chi is rather pretty, but dunno how uncle Acer will react to that>G. ...Maybe mom? Elder Kai did specify more mature ladies…>H. How about Chuu Lee? Teach’s very pretty, but would have to wonder what Lapis would think…>I. I… guess 19 sort of qualifies as more mature? I dunno if she’s more to his tastes though…>J. Something else?Please pick one. Also, roll me 2d20, best of three! No DC.
>>3980176>J. Honestly, I'm not too keen on the idea of "Unlocking" my potential. My body is the way it is, and altering that... eh. But, I do owe him one for teaching me Exorcism.>Do either of you know a lady that's Living around these parts?
Rolled 15, 5 = 20 (2d20)>>3980176woops
Rolled 11, 9 = 20 (2d20)>>3980176>B. >J. In case Videl wants her own potential unlocked, recommend that she brings a friend. She has to know someone her own age. >He doesn't want anyone too young, and almost everyone else I know is family and also not single.
Rolled 12, 19 = 31 (2d20)>>3980176>A.
>>3980199If we extend an invitation to both of them, on the premise that we could get a boost OR they can get one for themselves it may be less awkward. Maybe they'll invite a classmate we don't even know.
>>3980212This sounds like a fair idea. Maybe phrase it as wanting to get both of them stronger too.
>>3980212>on the premise that we could get a boostNo thanks, not interested in us getting a boost. Heck, only one person wanted that last thread.
>>3980239I would much rather unlock power on our own than have it handed to us. Like, I really want to experiment with Ki Control, and stabilizing SS3. I'm not interested in any Mystic ritual.
>>3980182>>3980190>>3980199Nice job! Writing...
>>3980176>King Kai sighs, not as surprised as you thought he’d be.So he's familiar with Elder Kai?
>>3980176You rub your head contemplatively. “Hmm… well… Pantea… Pantea is cute… but… I don’t know, dunno if she’d be willing to go along with it… maybe I could convince Videl to go along with it, if she wants her potential unlocked too…”Izumi’s eyes narrow. “Gohan.”“Yes?” you and your Great Grandpa respond.“Mr. Wannabe Matchmaker.” she clarifies.Your namesake smiles innocently at her. “Come now, he’s a growing boy, and having a lucky lady in his life-” He stops himself. “…So it’s those two you’re into yeah?”“Well, I mean, they’re both cute but I’m more considering who’s available and-” You snap your fingers. “Of course!” The two look to you. “They’ll want to get stronger anyway. So, how about the both of them come and ask for the unlock themselves?”Izumi raises an eyebrow, eyes widening again, curious about your logic here. “So, this isn’t about you?”“Well, no. I mean, I’d want them to get stronger too. I want to see this kind of potential he’ll draw out, but it doesn’t feel fair just dragging one of my friends up here just for me. So, I’ll have both of them come up and try to have their own potentials unlocked.” you explain to them.Izumi seems satisfied with that logic, though the older Gohan leans in, asking, “Still, those your first choices? I wouldn’t mind some great-great grandkids and-ACK” He’s pulled away by Izumi by the ear.King Kai chuckles. “Now you’re using those smarts of yours. Okay, so, Baba’s gonna be at Haunting Grounds, bar down Snake Way. You should be able to reach her pretty easy if you fly… thooooough…” He grins. “If you wanna make it a real challenge, I can put you up to 10 tons on those weights. Wanna give it a try?”>A. Absolutely! 10 tons!>B. Better not, might keep Baba waiting, though I’ll try it when I come back>C. Could… say that you do think Pantea and Videl are attractive>D. Dunno if you should be thinking about kids so soon>E. Something else?
>>3980314>A.>C.>E. But I think I'm probably not their type. Pantea wants a Tuxedo Mask, and Videl wants Long, Tan, and Handsome.
>>3980314>A & C.
>>3980314>E. Hmm, making a simple thing a challenge is a bad idea, wouldn't want to miss her. However, I was recommended to draw forth the power of a super saiyan without transforming using ki control, if I do that too I shouldn't have to worry about being late. Just a different challenge.
>>3980352Sure, this, too.
Interesting! All righty, roll me 2d20 again! DC is 12 for both!
Rolled 4, 20 = 24 (2d20)>>3980359
Rolled 14, 16 = 30 (2d20)>>3980359
Rolled 18, 11 = 29 (2d20)>>3980359
>>3980365>>3980366>>3980370Very nice! Passed both! Writing...
>>3980365https://youtu.be/Dsh783TeHukGood rolls, y'all!
>>3980314“Absolutely! …though I’ve got an idea to go with it.” You power down from Kaio-ken, and feel the weights pull on your body even more heavily than before. “All right King Kai, hit me with it. I’ve got something I’ve been wanting to try out.”He’s curious, but he goes along with it. “All right kid, here goes! TEN TONS!”Your weights become even more heavy as your arms are pulled down harder. Okay. Here it goes! “Haaaaaaaa… HRAH!” You tap into your Super Saiyan strength… but don’t fully transform. Your hair spikes up, but doesn’t go gold. And best of all, you take hold of it, fully in control. You can’t use ALL of your strength, but you’re about halfway between your base state and Super Saiyan in terms of power. Might be able to perfect this even further. But for now, you’ve got complete control. You raise your arms, the weights pulling on you, but not quite as hard as before.King Kai laughs joyously. “Haha! Told you kiddo, that Kaio-ken training was good for you!”(cont.)
>>3980432Before you leave, you look to your namesake, telling him sheepishly. “I… guess Pantea and Videl are both attractive. And I have grown up with them, and I guess Pantea’s one of my closest friends, but… I dunno, don’t wanna put too much into it just yet. Maybe they’ve got others they’re into.” You stretch your limbs, then bend your knees as you look towards Snake Way. “I’ll deal with it as it comes.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQIpD33-MukHe simply smiles and nods at you, and you launch off, even leaving a small crater from where you leap from King Kai’s planet, and rush full-speed across the serpentine road, even leaping and flying for brief periods to make sure you make it in time. Along the way you actually pass a few curious little spots, including a large palace you think you heard King Kai talk about at one point in the last week. Buuuuut not your stop! You leap up and skim some of the higher clouds. Wow, this is great! Dad’s tried to do something like this before, and sis, heck she’s been trying something like it for way longer than you have. Heh, guess SHE’S gonna be the one playing catch-up when you’re back!Getting back to Snake Way, you leap past a… street sweeper that comes along the path. Huh. Well, guess you gotta keep the road clean after all! With one last burst of speed, you spot a building some distance away from the road. “Haunting Grounds.” That’s your stop! You leap from the road to the building and land at the front entrance. You’re greeted by a ghostly usher. “Hello, reservation for…?”“Son Gohan, here to see Fortuneteller Baba.” you reply with a smile.“Ah, right on time, she arrived just a moment ago. Right this way!”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~2:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun? Also, tomorrow we’ll be starting with Izumi!
>>3980433Nice! Super Saiyan Power! Had fun Kato, thanks for running!
>>3980433Had fun, Gohan's afterlife looks promising!>Gohan, Phanty, and Fortuneteller Baba all walk into a bar...
>>3980433>Heh, guess SHE’S gonna be the one playing catch-up when you’re back!>Peppa goes on a training binge.
>>3980433So, Peppa's date, Gohan's training, what's Izzy going to be up to today? More Mahou stuff?
>>3980433Kato, can't anyone with instant transmission pop over and see Gohan anytime they wanted?Peppa could do it right?
>>3980438Glad to hear, thanks for playing!>>3980467Good to hear, and there's plenty ahead for him going forward!>>3981173Potentially, though not immediately.>>3981260Could teleport to King Kai's, but only a couple are even aware of such an idea.Anyway, we are back!>>3980433“Whaaaaaaat?! Chiaotzu asked you out?!” you exclaim to 19.“He did. I have not quite given him a response yet.” 19 explains neutrally. “I have decided to think about it.”Sachie and Zarid give her uneasy looks, Monty a little confused but also a little curious. You scratch the side of your head. “Are you… sure that’s what you want?”“I am not.” 19 replies. “Hence why I have decided to think about it. I have been aware of his attraction towards me for some time now. I have talked with Peppa before, as she is fairly close to the situation I suspected I would find myself in.” She blinks as she looks right at you. “You too are in a similar situation to my own, Izumi. Do you have any advice for me?”You scratch the back of your neck. Ah, jeeze, well… maybe…?>A. I guess you could accept it? Don’t see the harm in it…>B. Best to say no right now, 19, or at least explain you’re not completely sure on it yet. This is a “you” decision>C. Could… um… could probably try someone with more experience in the matter, like mom, or aunt Maple, or even Videl! Haha>D. Depends, is this what YOU want? Are YOU into him?>E. Something else?
>>3981433>A & D.>E. It's not like going on a date means it has to become anything more complicated.
>>3981433>E. ...did you just compare me to Chiaotzu?
>>3981433>A>D.>E. "If you have any doubts about Chiaotzu, talk to the person closest to him. Tienshinhan. He'd know best about him."
>>3981433Well… hmmmm… Okay. Okay, think you’ve got this! “Well 19, this depends. Is this what YOU want? Are YOU into him?”“I am not sure. Any form of attachment I may develop will not be based on physical attraction. Currently, I consider him a friend. I have seen that having relationships beyond friendship can be an enjoyable experience. Though I am completely lacking in any experience in that regard.” 19 explains to you.“So then I guess you could accept it, couldn’t you? Doesn’t sound like there will be any harm in going out with him. Besides, it’s not like a date has to be any more complicated than that.” You lean forward and smile. “Go on, give it a try.”Out of the corner of your eye, you notice Monty look away awkwardly. Sachie seems… like she’s trying really hard not to say anything while also a little lost in thought. Zarid brings up the obvious question. “I know he’s kinda… short, but how old is he, again?” He follows that up with, “Wait, what about you?”19 blinks at him. After a beat, she simply responds, “I am 19.”You giggle-snort-laugh. She’s developing a sense of humor! Huzzah! “So, that all you wanted to talk about?”“It is not. I actually would like to talk with you about some of the upgrades Pantea gave both myself and 16.”Oh! Okay. “What about them?”“I wish to test something out regarding my Ki Absorption abilities. Do you have the time?”>A. Absolutely! Let’s get to it!>B. Better hold a rain check on that, we were about to go somewhere for a bit, but another time, sure>C. Could you tell me what you want to learn about it? That’ll help narrow it down a bit>D. Something else?
>>3981582>A.>C.>D. >Figure out a way to counter the way we defeated 19 the first time. By getting tiny bits of ki imbued stuff to damage her absorbers.
>>3981582>A. Absolutely! Let’s get to it!
>>3981582>A & C.
>>3981586We didn't defeat 19 the first time.
>>3981617I meant when we busted her ki absorbing but ok.
>>3981620Was Izzy there for that?
>>3981582>A.>D. If we're sparring, this might be a good opportunity to continue multi-form training.
>>3981582>D. Experiment with barriers.
So is Chiaotzu over Ran Ran or what.Did she go off with Ken? ....Barbie?
>>3981686fffffff... just missed that. Sorry. Putting that as option.>>3981582“Absolutely! Let’s get to it!” you shout out happily, getting to your feet. “Could you tell me what you wanna learn about it? Help narrow it down a bit, y’ know.”19 stands as well. “I wish to see how these upgrades handle Magic. And you have proven to be quite the challenge before, in the Tournament. Shall we get started, then?”You grin. “Okay, let’s!”Heading off, you get to a clearing outside of town. You stretch your arms, then get into a fighting stance. Sachie and Zarid watch carefully, Monty leaving to return to training with your dad. So, Magic is what she wants to test, huh? But what to do…?>A. A little bit of Lightning! See if she’s able to hold that back!>B. Bit of Fire might be good to try out!>C. Could be a good idea to test colder tricks, hit her with some Ice Magic!>D. Don’t know if she can really absorb it, but Wind should be a good test!>E. Water Magic! 19’s gonna have to think quick to counter this!>F. Flash of Light Magic, let’s go!>G. Normal energy attacks might be too easy, Shadow Magic should be a real challenge!>H. Multi-Form! Try to use multiple Magic attacks at once!>I. Something else?
>>3981700>>A. A little bit of Lightning! See if she’s able to hold that back!Let's start pretty basic
>>3981700S'all good Kato>H.>A, B, C.
>>3981700>>3981708RIGHT TO THE DEEP END
>>3981700>I. CLOTHES BEAM!It counts as magic.
All righty, roll me 4d20, best of three! DC is 13 for all!
Rolled 14, 4, 18, 7 = 43 (4d20)>>3981747
Rolled 11, 13, 16, 17 = 57 (4d20)>>3981747
Rolled 11, 2, 12, 14 = 39 (4d20)>>3981747
>>3981748>>3981750>>3981759Passed all of 'em! Writing...
>>3981700https://youtu.be/t-Gs-evnBnMOkay, let’s get this party started. “You ready for this, 19? Because it won’t be like at the Tournament.”“I expect that. Show me what you can do, please.”“You asked for it!” Your aura flares up around you… as you then split into three, power even between them. One is able to dash around her and let out a snap with her fingers, a blast of flame jetting out. 19 raises her hand and actually takes the fire head-on… and manages to absorb it. Wuh-oh. Not perfectly, but most of the energy behind it ends up sapped.“I will definitely have to thank Pantea.” 19 comments, closing her hand. “She has really outdone herself.”“Don’t get too cocky!” your second copy declares, fully charging a blast of Lightning Magic. She shoots it right towards 19, the robot girl’s other hand raising up and taking in the Lightning. Static electricity sparks off her arm as she pulls it back down, 19 closing her other hand.…and only too late realizes the first two were a distraction. You get up close, a chill in the air around your fist. Her left arm tries to chop to knock you away, but you dodge right when you need to. You bring your fist forward, feinting her to guard with her left arm, allowing you strike with a One-Inch punch. Her right hand quickly if awkwardly grabs it… and gets encased in ice.“Not gonna be able to absorb that so easily, huh?” you ask 19 with a cheeky grin.19 pushes back, getting away from you. She then closes her eyes, trying to focus herself. The… ice around her fist starts to steam. There’s a very brief jet of flame that manages to shatter the frigid covering. And yet… when 19 looks down, she seems a little disappointed. “Depleted already?”“What’s wrong?”She looks around at you and your duplicates. “Izumi, I request you use your full strength for the next one. Show me that form you have attained.”“Remember you can’t really manage it and Multi-Form just yet!” Sachie shouts out.To your surprise, Zarid also steps in. “If it won’t be too much trouble, I would like to try something out myself.” He bows respectfully. “May I join the two of you?”19 keeps her guard up as your copies surround her. “I see no reason to object to that. Izumi?”>A. All right, full power! HENSHIN! YUUSHA!>B. Better wait on transforming just yet>C. Can you wait until we’re done, Zarid?>D. Don’t see a reason either! Come on, show us what you got!>E. Something else?
>>3981852>B.Kaio-Ken, let's just amp it up a notch.>D. >E. Clones use a Wind and Water. Actual Izzy use Shadow magic to pull it together!
>>3981852>A & D.
>>3981852>>A. All right, full power! HENSHIN! YUUSHA!
Rolled 18, 16, 8 = 42 (3d20)Okay, roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 12 for the first, 14 for the second!
Rolled 4, 1 = 5 (2d20)>>3981909
Rolled 12, 7 = 19 (2d20)>>3981909
Rolled 11, 7 = 18 (2d20)>>3981909
Rolled 3, 5, 14 = 22 (3d20)>>3981912>>3981913>>3981917Oof. Passed one! Writing...
>>3981852“Don’t see a reason either, Zarid! Come on, show us what you got!” You then focus yourself, your copies returning to you and your full strength returning. “Okay 19, here it goes! Hrrraaaaaaahhhh! HENSHIN! YUUSHAAAAA!” With a flash of light your Magical Armor forms around your body. You strike a pose and grin confidently. “Ready?”19’s hands splay open. “Ready.”You charge up some Ki, first letting out a normal blast flavored with Wind Magic, then another with Water, and finally one more with Shadow. 19 absorbs them all with ease. Okay, kick it up a notch! Your hands move forward like the maw of an angry beast, power building up between them. “You asked for it, 19! BURST! STREEAAAaamm?” The attack… doesn’t fire. It just kinda sits there, building up power. Uh. Okay. What? Come on, fire! Okay that’s a bit more power you meant to put into it. Ah. Ah crap! Fire! FIRE! Fire before you-!BOOM!Thinking quickly, 19 rushes to try to absorb some of the energy of the explosion, only barely managing to do so. You, meanwhile, stand there, singed a little. By your own attack no less! What the heck?! “Owww…” You wave your arms, trying to get the tingling feeling to stop.“Well. I did manage to retain some of that energy.” 19 comments, looking down. “Less than what should be in my parameters, though.”“Perhaps it isn’t merely that you have the ability to do so. You need to actually hone and train for it.” Zarid comments, taking a deep breath. “My turn?”19 nods at him. “Very well.”“Okay… KAIO-KEN!” he yells out, a red aura surrounding him as his Ki skyrockets. Zarid then raises his right hand into the air, building up power around it. “Gonna have to thank Gohan for this next time I see him.”Sachie approaches you, tilting her head sideways. “So what happened there?”“Dunno. Just kinda… didn’t fire?” you reply, letting out a cough.“Huh. Might be something you need to work out then.” She comments.(cont.)
>>3982005https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyVDKUDAIicMeanwhile, Zarid looks like he’s gotten enough power ready. The air gets strangely staticy for a moment. Suddenly, a bolt of Lightning shoots down from the air and into his hand. “THUNDER!” Zarid calls out, gripping the now electrified energy in his hand tight. “BRREEAAAAAK!” He points a finger forward at 19 and lets out an impressive amount of Lightning. 19 holds her hands forward to absorb it, but she’s surprised when the attack doesn’t stop with the initial hit. “HHHRRRAAAAAAAAHHH!” He then slams his fist into the ground, the Lightning actually traveling along it, tearing up the ground underneath as 19 keeps trying to absorb the energy from it… and meanwhile acting as a lightningrod for the follow-up. The blast hits her and actually causes her guard against this attack to break, with the android girl taking a step back.“I must say, I was not expecting that.” 19 comments. “That is quite the skill.”“It’s something I picked up watching Gohan when I helped him up on the Lookout. First time I ever actually pulled it off.” Zarid replies, his face beaming with confidence. “What do you think?”>A. Awesome! Gohan’s got a skill like that too?>B. Better try the Burst Stream again, maybe there’s something wrong with how you did it>C. Sachie, can you help me develop some more attacks? I need to expand my arsenal a bit. Suggestions?>D. Don’t go for your best move, try to use some more regular Magic attacks>E. Something else?
>>3982008>A."It reminds me of the Sacred Crown test.">D. Light Magic!>E. Use the ocarina to balance internal Ki and external Magic.
>>3982008>A & D.
>>3982008>A & D.>E. Be glad whatever happened wasn't during a life and death situation, and try to figure out what went wrong.
>>3982008>E. Izzy, when doing those beam attacks, don't mimic Uncle Goku or Auntie Maple with their Kamehamehas and Geist Magnums. Pretend you're a punkin' dragon! That image should help your performance.
Rolled 12, 2, 15 = 29 (3d20)Okay! Last roll for the night! 3d20, best of three! DC is 12 for all!
Rolled 7, 10, 20 = 37 (3d20)>>3982109
Rolled 20, 13, 15 = 48 (3d20)>>3982109
Rolled 7, 11, 5 = 23 (3d20)>>3982109
>>3982117>>3982119>>3982129VERY nice! Passed all! Okay, writing...
>>3982109Watch out Izzy, that thing behind you killed your dad!
>>3982008“Oh awesome! Gohan’s got a skill like that too?” you ask excitedly.Zarid nods. “Yeah. He actually used his sword to do it, though, but I’ve been trying to figure out my own way to use the technique.” He flinches as he moves his arm. “Ow. Little numb.”Sachie seems excited by this news. “Ooooh! That’s cool! But was that like… Magic like Izzy’s been doing?” she points to you. Zarid nods. “I’ve been asking around a bit while I was able to get the chance. Your father was more than happy to help me, Izumi.”“That does seem to take a significant amount of power from you, though.” 19 comments. “You’re down to a quarter of your strength from when you started.”Zarid sighs and nods, his red aura fading. “Yeah, I’ve still got quite a bit of catching up to do, I guess.”“Heh, you did better than me just now. Don’t sweat it. Haha.” you comment and laugh. “…Probably should try and figure out why that just happened, though.”19 takes a defensive stance. “Do you wish to continue?”(cont.)
>>3982262https://youtu.be/_9dWyqgCQO0“Yes. Gonna take it back a bit, though.” You ready yourself, charging another Ki blast. “You good?” 19 nods. “Let’s go!” You’re about to fire the Photon Ray, and you notice it seems to charge a bit more than usual. But instead of trying to force it to fire, you relax yourself and don’t try to focus it as hard. Your hand splays out as you aim at 19, the robot girl ready to try to absorb the attack. Once you think it’s charged enough, you let it all out at once… and the attack travels blindingly fast. Almost literally! A brilliant flash of light follows a beam that 19 can only barely brace herself for.She does manage to absorb it, but still gets pushed back a bit because of it, and even that isn’t perfect. “Seems you have overcome that issue.”“I think I get it now. Might be because I tried to use it too quickly. Think this form has a like… flow to it, and if I don’t try to match that flow, it can backfire.” you… honestly just speculate at this point. Lot of it still new to you. “Okay, bit more!” You snap your fingers and let out another jet of flame, the flames actually burning blue again. Oooh! So it wasn’t just an atmospheric effect! 19 has a harder time absorbing that and has to resort to using her barrier to protect herself against it. One more! One more! Your emerald aura surging around you, you leap into the air, spinning, letting Wind Magic build up around your leg… and as you do you notice a swirling sphere forming near your foot. Ooooh! Interesting! Here goes then! You kick the sphere down towards 19, who just barely is able to lock on to you again.She seems to try to do something risky this time. She keeps up her barrier, but also seems to be trying to absorb energy with her hands. The swirling sphere makes contact with the barrier, hitting with tremendous force, enough that it actually starts to tear up the ground under her. The struggle is intense, but brief. With an intense pull to draw in the energy crashing against her barrier, 19 actually does manage to draw it in! …But doing so seems to put quite a bit of stress on her, as she falls to her knees after absorbing the power.You float back down and head over to her side. “You okay? Crap I didn’t mean to use that much-”“I am… I am fine.” She smiles as she stands back up, shaking slightly. “I definitely have to thank Pantea now, though.”“Oh?”19 looks down at her hands. “I am no longer truly limited by what Gero intended for me. I can grow. On my own terms.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3982264Was a lot of fun Kato! Zarid getting some stuff to do and 19 continuing her development is great. Thanks for running!
>>3982264Another lightning magic user? That makes Nappa, Vegeta, Maple, Gohan, and now Zarid. Ooh, his groundbreaking attack could be a thing. What if he learned water and ice magic to do weathering, like his ki can flow around someone's attacks and notice, and then the ground cracks from underneath them to be a mound of glacial spikes?
>>3982282I forgot the Frankenstein.
>>3982264What if Zarid combined Lightning Magic and Ice Magic? Y'know how lightning branches and splinters, and one's ki moves along like that. Then, if you switch it to ice, it expands and breaks whatever the ki comes across!
If we combined a False Moon with magic, would we get elemental oozarus?
>>3982275Glad you had fun, thanks for playing!>>3982282Nappa and Vegeta don't know Magic, Lightning or otherwise.>>3982616Maybe, maybe.>>3983093You could not.Anyway, sorry for the delay! We are back!>>3982264Glad 19’s finding her own path. Though… looks like you’ve found a curious quirk to your form’s abilities. Might be worth experimenting a bit more with it. You’ve still only really touched the surface with this Mahou form, you think. Hmm… should you try to look through the effects on each of your Elemental Magics, maybe develop things like the Burst Stream and Photon Stream for them. Or… could check with some others later, mom and dad and Maple, see if they can help point you in a new direction to better utilize this form’s abilities. Or, you could help Zarid and Sachie and 19 try out some things themselves. Zarid using that technique was really something, and 19 still seems eager to learn more about Magic, and no telling what Sachie might be capable of.Hmmmm… decisions, decisions…>A. Test your abilities a bit more, but just to explore what you’re capable of, don’t push yourself too hard>B. Try to develop one more technique like the finishers you managed before, with a different element (what?)>C. Check up with those more experienced in Magic, you’re quite curious about what you can do>D. Don’t leave your friends hanging! Help them out a bit, see what else they might be able to learn!>E. Ehhhh… think you’re done with training for today>F. Something else?
>>3983633>C. Check up with those more experienced in Magic, you’re quite curious about what you can do>F. Remember the advice to expand your range, look into non elemental and support magics. Need to learn healing at least.
>>3983642>>3983644I'm really not in the mood for you being a smartass tonight.
>>3983646If Saiyans don't know or don't have magic, where the heck did they pick up those elemental abilities?
>>3983633>C. >F. Ask if we can borrow one of the magic tomes for research. When Maple first learned of magic it was described thusly: >To be blunt, magic is... complex. It requires a fine and focused mind, and strict memorization of the EXACT right techniques to do. It is also apparently tied to ki, though in a more roundabout way than regular energy attacks.Do we have a new way to describe how magic works now that we've gotten a better understanding?
>>3983644https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Saiyan_SoulNappa's plasmic aura is because of his Saiyan Soul, not because of lightning powers.
>>3983633>B. Try to develop one more technique like the finishers you managed before, with a different element (what?)>F. Hey Nineteen, just came up with a new attack combining Water and Light magic, here, catch! Tsarevna~!
Heat Phalanx, Blast Fist, Fire Sumersault, Burning Crusher...
>>3983668Oh wait, I get it!
>>3983704Nappa would be Path of the Storm Herald Barbarian.
>>3983633You think they’re doing well enough on your own, but you yourself think there’s more you can do to try and develop your Magics better. You tell 19 about it, and she feels it’s a good idea to have them nearby too, they might be able to help her learn too. Dad is sadly too busy training Monty, but mom and aunt Maple are open to help, mom flying over and Maple teleporting in with a large tome in her hands.After Maple gives Zarid a quick recharge to help him train some more, you explain to them both what you’re thinking about doing. “So, it might be good to expand my range of Magic. Not just Elemental flavoring, but supportive techniques, maybe healing too, if possible.”“Hmm… well, you might be able to manage the Phoenix Tear, or the MP Buster, I think.” Maple comments, opening the tome and sitting down on a stump. “I am kinda curious about how this Mahou form works with the Clothes Beam. Not only does it change your outfit, it also seems to give Magical boosts to it, defense and otherwise.”“There are some other techniques, the Noble Eightfold Path that Trip helped us learn.” mom adds in.“Trip did mention that they were techniques made to counter certain skills Demons have. Maybe there can be a Magical equivalent to them… if not completely, at the very least something that can help others…”>A. All right, let’s give that Phoenix Tear technique a try, then>B. MP Buster huh? I’ll give that a go!>C. Clothes Beam, huh? Could definitely try to improve on that>D. Do you have any suggestions for the Eightfold Path techniques?>E. Something else?
>>3983765>B.Curse Breaker if we're successful.
>>3983765>B. MP Buster huh? I’ll give that a go!>D. Focus on weakening your opponent(s) with Shadow Magic. Weaken them more. More. Break them, Izzy.
Okay! Roll me 1d20, best of three! DC is 13!
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3983787
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3983787
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3983787
Hmm....https://chrono.fandom.com/wiki/Genius>Reverse MP Busterhttps://chrono.fandom.com/wiki/Imbecile>Super Mp BusterHmmmmmmmm
>>3983765While still in your Mahou form, you have Maple demonstrate the MP Buster, explaining that it’s a Magic attack that doesn’t do physical damage, but rather hurts your foe’s Ki reserves. You give it a try, and while it’s initially a little difficult you manage it in no time. As you use it, you notice it’s a bit different from Maple’s version of it, a slight bit darker in color.Your aunt notices this too, and has you attempt to use it against her. You do as she asks, and not only does it connect, she… actually looks a little winded. “Oof. O-okay. That’s new.”“W-what’s new? Are you okay?” you ask, worry in your voice.“Y-yeah. Seems that hit my stamina too.” She calms herself and breathes out something, and apparently goes back to normal. “Seems there’s something added to it… might be an effect of your Mahou form.”“Shadow Magic?” Chi-chi speculates.“Not completely sure. Still, looks like you’ve got an upgraded form to it, at least in that form.” Maple comments. “What next, Izumi?”>A. I’ll give this another try, but see what mixing Shadow Magic in could do>B. In that book of yours, is there like, a reverse of this? Maybe a boosting ability of some sort>C. Check out a different ability, but keep it outside the realm of offensive. Disruptive or supportive skills>D. Maybe there’s a way to use this not as an attack, but something to defend yourself with, like a barrier…>E. Something else?
>>3983911>https://chrono.fandom.com/wiki/Genius>>Reverse MP BusterEh, I suppose it could be useful for other people.
>>3983920>A & B.
>>3983920>A.>B. The MP Hero Barrier is a good idea, but we can work on that later. MP Spirit Bits....is that possible? Hmm...more research needed.
>>3983920>A. I’ll give this another try, but see what mixing Shadow Magic in could do>B. In that book of yours, is there like, a reverse of this? Maybe a boosting ability of some sortWheel of Time Taint gooooo!
Okay, roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 14 for both!
Rolled 20, 13 = 33 (2d20)>>3983958 Oh hi I guess we're playing now
Rolled 2, 11 = 13 (2d20)>>3983958
Rolled 20, 10 = 30 (2d20)>>3983958
>>3983959>>3983960>>3983962Passed the first one! Writing...
>>3983765“All right, I’m gonna give this another try. Gonna mix Shadow Magic in with it. That okay with you two?” you ask your mother and aunt.Maple nods. “Hit me with it!”“I’ll be on stand-by if there are any side-effects.” Chi-chi adds in.You bring your hands back, building up Shadowy energy in your palms. You then thrust them both forward, crossing your palms, firing off the MP Buster with it! A swirling black and white and yellow beam shoots out. Maple braces herself, bringing up a barrier with her Spirit Bits. The blast connects, and actually manages to get through, though with some difficulty. It then washes over Maple, not damaging her physically but leaving a lingering shadowy tint on parts of her body. Maple flinches, falling to one knee. “Agh!”Oh crap crap crap! “Y-you okay?”“Ngh… y-yeah, don’t worry, not the worst I’ve been through. Damn though, that took quite a bit more out of me than I was expecting.” She tries to stand again, though wobbles as she does. “Agh… lingering effect too. Way more debilitating than the MP Buster, that’s for sure.”Your mother looks to you with concern, then to Maple, healing her up again, though it takes quite a bit more effort this time. Chi-chi rubs her chin. “…Maybe you should be careful with that. We don’t know if there are any lingering effects.”“Yeah. Probably should.” You bow your head apologetically towards Maple. “Next, um, wanna look over a different thing. Auntie Maple, anything in that book of yours that has like, a reverse of this? Something that can boost rather than harm?”She sits back down, opening up the tome. “Yeah, there was something I saw some time ago, but it was a little vague on how to preform it without the need for Demonic Ki.”You rub the back of your neck. That… could be a problem. You look over the book with her. Mmh. COULD probably do something like this. You give it a try, attempting to do it without the Demonic Ki it says you need… and while you come close, you’re just not close enough to manage it completely. At best it’s you merely sharing your Ki with someone, not really restoring their power.Suddenly, Maple looks up, her eyes widening. “I gotta go for a bit. Something’s happened to Launch. Tien needs my help.”Chi-chi looks to her in shock. “Wait, what’s happened?”“Collapsed in her home, been feeling tired ever since the stuff with Baby but she seemed fine after a brief hospital stay. I don’t know the other details, but I gotta go.” she replies, placing her fingers on her forehead.Mom looks at her with concern, then back to you. 19 regroups, Zarid and Sachie with her. Your mother smiles kindly at you. “Izzy, I’m going with, okay? We’ll continue another time. Take a bit to rest from using this form.”>A. All right, good luck mom>B. But mom, I’m close to another breakthrough!>C. Can I come with too?>D. Something else?
>>3984122>A & D.Should name this new attack.MP Breaker?Shadow Sapper?
>>3984122>>3981452>C. Can I come with too?>D. 19, get your snow white heiney over here! IT ZONE TIME...
>>3984122>A. All right, good luck mom>D. Is there anything I can do to help? Maybe get someone else?
>>3984134Bank Robber!Smoggy Burglar.
>>3984134Soul Drainer, Gas Guzzler, Juice Drinker, Hopping Sucker.
>>3984183Eh, we don't get anything from it, it's more tripping the enemy up than stealing.
>>3984122“All right, good luck, mom. Before you go though, is there anything I can do to help?” you question, worried about the news you’re hearing. You also power back down, returning to normal.“Actually, yes!” Maple replies, handing you the tome. “Izzy, take this to your dad. There are a number of things he might be able to decipher while we’re trying to help Launch that could help her.”“Okay, auntie Maple! Will do!” You take the large book. Maple and mom teleport away, 19, Sachie, and Zarid all heading off with you. As you fly, you look through the book a bit. A few bookmarks on certain pages Maple’s skimmed through. Lot on the different types of Magic out there.“So, what was that cool attack you just used?” Sachie asks.“Was a variant on the MP Buster, though way more potent than before… hmm… might wanna try a new attack name with it…” You start to list off a number of them, Sachie and Zarid both finding most a little… too bizarre to really stick. Bah. There are some good puns there! …Mostly! Once you get back home though, 19 decides to inform Pantea on her progress.(cont.)
>>3984268“Waaaait. You’ve got like… telepathy too?” Sachie asks her, leaning closer and squinting.“No.” 19 responds bluntly. “I have a built-in communication device.”“...Oh. Yeah that makes sense.”You keep flipping through the book, getting some more ideas in your mind on what to try next. LOT of things to explore. Lot more that might not seem like much now, but could be pretty useful in the future. Might not hurt to double up on a few of the Elemental Magics in addition to more supportive roles… oh neat, Maple’s made a bookmark on some Water Magic stuff. Something about Chuu Lee and her working on Healing techniques. Oh, a thing about restoring damaged tissues, even long-damaged organs... huh, a thing about healing eye injuries? Egh, not sure you wanna look too much into that just-“Izumi.” 19 addresses you.“Huh, yeah, what’s up?”“Pantea is telling me she… would like to meet with you some time soon?” 19 seems a little confused by what exactly she’s being asked, looking away and holding the side of her head. “She is telling me something about ‘research’ to help with your Magical abilities.”“Oh! Cool, that’d be cool. What kind of research? What’s she got?”19 raises an eyebrow. “She keeps saying something about a show. I am… not quite sure I understand. She wishes for me to come too.”…Ssssshow? Well… might not hurt, right?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MMbAz-U7o8>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #27 END.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for this thread! Thank you all for sticking around for so long! I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?Also, this may be the last thread of the year, depending on how things go. So I would like to thank you all again for how far we’ve come with this Quest. I would also like to apologize for how updates have taken a bit longer than before, been kinda busy with a number of Holiday-related things. Hopefully things will be a bit less busy going into the new year.
>>3984271MAHOU SENSHI RESEARCHFun is yes, thank.
>>3984271Been having a blast, Kato, thank you for running! And it's been fine, hope you get some rest over the Holidays. This year has been great, from the end of the Tournament to the battle against Baby, all of it has been so much fun, especially all the developments the trio and their friends have gone through.
>>3984271Good thread Kato!I'm ok with waiting until the new year for a thread, and the update speed has been just fine. No complaints here!>Wouldn't mind having a Secret Princess thread now and then though.
>>3984271>…Ssssshow? Well… might not hurt, right?>Pantea grins as the Sailor Scouts finish off another monster who made the Laundromat spin too fast and got soap everywhere!>She leans over and nudges Izzy while the Villain executes another of her subordinates for incompetence and furthers her scheme of Solar System Domination>"So how you liking it so f-">"Sh!" Izzy keeps her eyes locked onto the screen.>"Oh, uh, sorry!" Pantea apologizes, but then thinks, "Wait, this isn't even part of the reference material for her.">She looks at Izumi's face again, noticing that the princess is... mimicking the airs and gestures of the Villain.>Pantea blinks, and goes to skip past the end credits. She chews her lip in worry. "Well. That ain't good.">Dimensions away in a Computer Room, Fu snacks on Potato Chips. "Ihihihi, humans are so interesting..."
>>3984271I love playing your quests Kato, gripes and all!
>>3984271So Launch should probably get a big dose of Ensenji fruit, fountain of youth water, senzus and some extra healing from the likes of a healing master.What did Konpei say about Launch when he checked her out?
>>3984122>A swirling black and white and yellow beamWait, that's the ticket!>Sappy Bee!
>>3985102Sting All Enemies to Death!Suzumebachi!
>>3985138Hornet Stinger?Queen Bee?Bee Sting?Suzumebachi is fine, but I don't know if you want to go Japanese with it or not.
>>3968844Wait a second...
>>3984271Thread was good! And Merry Christmas to you, Kato! Hope yours is a nice one!
>>3984274>>3984299>>3984302>>3984321>>3988277Glad y'all had fun! And Merry Christmas to all of you! I'll be back later tonight with a little question for you all, so until then hope you all have a happy holiday.
>>3988920Merry Christmas! Are we allowed to have a happy holiday after the question?
>>3989478I'd certainly hope so!So, since we won't be running again until next year, I have a number of things that I'd like to say and that I'd like y'all to consider. First, again, I am very sorry with the scheduling slippage. It's honestly been a kinda rough year at times, but I don't want to place everything on just that. How do y'all feel about these longer threads? Going forward, would you prefer things be a bit shorter, or keep the threads running about a week? Second, I have a number of plans going forward for each of the trio, and while I do plan to give Gohan a bit more screen time, I have a number of ideas for both Peppa and Izumi. Some though are quite a bit less action-oriented, such as dealing with some school stuff for the girls, and Peppa's newfound fame. Is that something y'all would be interested in exploring? Lastly, I am sorry that we haven't had Zelda in quite a while. Schedule slippage and business was partly responsible, but if I'm being completely honest here I was a little worried about burnout from running both it and Tuffle Quest with everything else on my plate. I still want to run it, but are y'all still up for it too?Any other bits of feedback y'all would like to give, feel free. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year.
I made something for y'all to enjoy (or ignore): a story about a race held after Baby was defeated in which lots of Earth's Defenders competed for the PRIZE.https://pastebin.com/SAF5ZZ4E
>>3989580I'm fine with whenever you choose to run the threads, though I don't get to play with Sword past a certain time on weeknights.>Is that something y'all would be interested in exploring?Yes, though from what we've seen in the quest so far, Izzy's a bit of a middling student who shouldn't be looking to advance herself above learning necessary skills so soon. She's not really being held back by her education right now. I know others have said she should ditch her school, but I don't think she should so soon. So if we're to explore Izzy's school stuff, I'd like their experiences to factor in just as much as their desires.I would like more Zelda.Hope you have a good year and not a hindenburg.
>>3989580Whatever schedule you want to keep I'm fine with, but it's easy to keep to any schedule in my particular case. I want to see more Zelda but not stress you out, maybe when you want to do it it's a few threads in a row and then a big break again, so you don't have to be mindful of both stories at once.I'm all for downtime and training threads, also perhaps some sparring so we don't have to have the world in danger to see some action.
>>3989580I've got no problems boss.You do this out of your own free will. Your not being paid by us to do this or anything so you really don't have any obligation to us. I thank you for all the work you do, the stories we've made and this Universe we've built. Tuffle Quest has really helped me get through...well a lot. I just love talking about Dragon Ball stuff with you. Wish we could do it more.
>>3989580Take the pace you need, we'll be here. I like longer threads with less urgency, it encourages more players to drop in and out without missing whole sections.
>>3989580I'm rarely able to participate but I always have fun catching up. It's good, Kato, the pace we're going at is fine, but feel free to take a break if you need. Just give us a heads up if you do.More Zelda would also be fun, but run at the pace that works for you.
>>3989580Happy New Year, Kato!
>>3989585Happy New Year, y'all. Here's a fixed-up version of the story. https://pastebin.com/6kES3JE6
>>3989588>>3989601>>3989718>>3990423>>3992851>>3997811>>3998609Thank you all for that feedback, and Happy New Year! Hope y'all have had great holidays. I'll take what all you've said into consideration.Next thread this Friday will be Tuffles again, though next month I might be running Zelda again. Will see how schedule pans out for that.