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"Everyone hold on, I want to find my scouter. It's important to me." Well, it was more important as a memento at this point. You didn't need it to determine an enemies strength, but... it was really becoming something of a hobby of yours to record Power Levels in the database of the Scouter. It didn't really mean anything, you just felt it was useful to have a numeric value. If anything, it gave you a better target for when you wanted to overcome something. Simply knowing that an opponent was stronger than you didn't really give you that same degree of certainty when it came to wanting to surpass them, and while you knew from your own experiences that Power Levels weren't accurate ways to gauge an opponent's strength thanks to the multitude of ways in which somebody could hide their full power. Of course, so long as you didn't rely on it, there wasn't a problem. It would also be useful for informing any allies that you might make with the inability to sense energy about the level of strength of whoever you might be fighting. Allies like Crono and his friends, for example.

"Alright, just don't take too long, OK? We need to get back to Melchior with the Dreamstone so that the Grandleon can be repaired!" Marle asked politely, and you nodded. You had no idea what a Dreamstone or a Grandleon was, but it probably had something to do with their quest to save the world or something. With how strong Nizbel was, a part of you feels almost... unprepared for dealing with the world destroying monster itself... this 'Lavos'. You wondered just how powerful the monster was, but with your Power Ball confirmed to be functional, even if it was overwhelmingly powerful, you should be able to become the Mighty Oozaru to defeat it... or at least that's what you hoped. Would the strength of even an Oozaru be sufficient? You simply didn't know right now.

"Thanks, I won't be long." With that said, you hopped down to the bottom of the pit and started to look for your scouter. Hoping beyond reasonable expectation that it managed to survive the battle against Nizbel and your subsequent transformation into an Oozaru.

You spent a few minutes shifting through the rocks of the collapsed cave, and just as you were about to give up, something caught your eye sitting in a crevice. A sparkling green reflection. You reached into the crevice without hesitation and grabbed the device with a smile on your face.
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Sure enough, there it was. Your scouter. In nearly perfect condition too! You don't know how it managed to survive such a fight, but you just supposed that it must be a feature of it being Tuffle technology. The thing is built to last, after all. They weren't cheap to create and they weren't easy to fix at all. Of course, it could be easily broken if you just crushed it yourself, but why would you do that? It's a useful piece of equipment, and you'd have to be a complete idiot to take out your frustrations about an enemy having a high battle power on the device itself... which of course, you'd heard about a few squads of Saiyans doing. It was an incredibly primitive and idiotic thing to do, and was the reason that only Squad Leaders were allowed their own Scouters now.

Fitting your Scouter to your face, you flew back out of the pit and landed next to Crono, Ayla, Marle and Lucca. "Alright, I found it. Let's get going." You were kind of relying on Crono's group to be able to lead you to the Time Rift, it was quite obvious that nobody else in your squad had found themselves in this era, and with any luck you'd be able to find them in the other eras you visit with these time travelers.

It was a relatively quick journey to the time rift, and... it was actually in the exact same place where you woke up after the crash, though it was high up in the sky. It would normally require a leap of faith off of a cliff in order to go through it... not that any of them were weak enough that such a fall would be deadly at all, but just as you were about to offer to fly them up to the rift, Ayla suddenly looked as if she remembered something.

"Oh! Ayla can't go yet!" She shook her head. "Ayla have to make sure Ioka ok!" She must've been worried about her tribe, that's understandable. "Reptite angry. Ioka need Ayla to help protect!" She crossed her arms. "Come back for Ayla when safe, OK?" Looks like your group just lost a member. Kind of a shame, but you couldn't really argue with her about this.

"OK, Ayla. We'll come back. Don't worry!" Lucca smiled at the woman, and the group quickly came to a consensus to come back and get Ayla in a day or so. You still didn't get how their method of time traveling even worked. Was time flowing everywhere at the same time? Did that even make sense? Your head hurt.

"So we just need to fly through that glowing blue rift?" You pointed upwards at the time-space anomaly, it was kind of... small.

"Right! So long as somebody has the Gate Key, it'll become large enough and safe enough for all of us to travel through!" Lucca looked like self-satisfied as she looked at the key.
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"Great! Let's go then! Crono, I'm going to need you to grab Marle's hand! I'm going to grab two of you and take us all through the rift at once!" You asked the red haired boy and the blonde-ish girl to hold hands with each other, you didn't really get why the girl blushed so much at being asked to do something so simple, but it didn't matter. You grabbed Crono's hand when he and Marle finally managed to cooperate with your request before you grabbed Lucca's hand too. "Alright everyone! Hold on tight!" You instructed them as you flew upwards and towards the rift. There were noises of surprise from the girls even though they knew exactly what you were going to do.

The rift expanded as you approached, just as Lucca said it would, and you flew through it.

The world became an amazing display of color as you flew through the rift in time, but before long you were standing on a platform with the rest of Crono's group. This place... it was strange. A single raised platform with a set of stairs leading towards a singular lamp post with a man leaning against it. There was also a large robot waiting near the cast-iron fence surrounding the platform. Finally, there was an arch that seemed to lead nowhere.

"Welcome to the End of Time, Rettace!" Marle informed you of what this place actually was. The End of Time? Sounds kind of counter-productive to be here if you want to save the world. "This is where all the Time Rifts are connected to in addition to another point in time." That would explain what the glowing rings of light were at least. "Come on, I'll introduce you to the others!" Marle suddenly dragged you down to meet the other members of their group, and you found yourself face-to-face with a large robot.

"Interesting... did they really have such advanced technology in the year 65000000 BCE?" The Robot had clearly taken an interest in your scouter.

"Actually, Robo, he's an alien." Marle said with a slight smirk, and you saw something you never thought you'd see. You saw a robot getting flustered.

"P-pardon?! Alien Life?! But... there are no records within my system of aliens ever visiting this planet!" Robo sounded alarmed, but somehow, the talking behemoth of metal wasn't the most intriguing member of their group, no... that would be the humanoid frog. Wait a second... isn't he an alien too? Or are frog people native to this planet?

"So, Crono hath succeeded in his quest to retrieve the dreamstone? Very well, we must make haste to restore the Grandleon to it's former glory...! Ah, my apologies, I got a little carried away there. I didn't even ask for the name of who I can only assume is to be a comrade. I am... Frog." He sighed, and you knew that his name was almost certainly an alias, so you weren't going to bring that up.

"I'm Rettace. I've come to help you defeat Lavos." You revealed, and the man leaning against the lamp post finally took notice of you.
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"How... interesting... that something like this... would occur. Rettace... I have seen where your friends ended up." The mysterious man suddenly spoke something that interested you quite a bit. "Your pilot... and the ship you traveled here upon are in 2300CE. The ones with the power of demons found themselves in the era of 600CE. The destructive warrior found herself in the year 1000CE... and the healer... she is... currently outside of your reach. Though you will find her in time... I am sure."

"1000CE is the place that we're going next, Rettace! So if we go there, we might be able to find your friend!" Marle had a smile on her face, Parzlee was almost certainly the one in 1000CE, it couldn't really be anybody else. "You're welcome to come with us! We'll have to do a little bit of messing around with the time rift, but it shouldn't be too difficult to have more than three people come along!"

"Huh? What do you mean by that?" You were curious, and Lucca stepped in.

"It's a strange quirk of the Time Portals, whenever more than three people go through a portal at once, they'll invariably end up here, at the End of Time. So if more than three people want to visit an era, we'd need to ferry people through the rift two at a time." Lucca adjusts her glasses. "Or we can see if Spekkio can unlock your ability to use magic!" Wait, what?

"...Spekkio?" You needed to ask, you'd already seen how powerful Marle's magic was, and if this Spekkio could teach you how to do something similar, it was well worth at least going to see if your ability to use magic could be unlocked, right?

>>What will Rettace do?
>Go see this Spekkio about magic.
>You can't waste any time. Go through the time rift to find Parzlee as soon as possible.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4943222
>You can't waste any time. Go through the time rift to find Parzlee as soon as possible.
We're powerful enough... For now.
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>>4943222
>>Go see this Spekkio about magic.
I want to see what form Spekkio takes when Rettace talks to him.
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>>4943222
>>Go see this Spekkio about magic.
Trips when we get the option to try learning magic? Oh, you KNOW it's on. Besides, I feel like Magic fits Rettace's whole 'unconventional, varied effects' deal.
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>>4943222
>>Go see this Spekkio about magic.
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>>4943222
>We can't waste time, reunite with our team.
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>>4943222
>Go see this Spekkio about magic.
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>>4943222
>Go see this Spekkio about magic.
We were already given the option to learn some basic Magic earlier, getting an even Better version here is 100% worth it
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>>4943222
>Go see this Spekkio about magic.
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>>4943222
>Go see this Spekkio about magic.
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"Let's go meet this Spekkio, I want to see if I can learn how to use that magic you used. It'll make me quite a bit stronger if I can use that healing ability you used, Marle." You thought it unlikely that your ability to use this magic would manifest in the same way as it manifested for her, but it was always a nice thought to have.

"Alright, then follow me!" Marle seemed to decide to take the lead here, and she just... walked through the archway that lead nowhere? Huh? She didn't fall or anything, it was more like she just... disappeared? Strange, but even if it did lead to a drop, which you somehow doubted, you'd just be able to fly anyway. You didn't hesitate any longer.

As you walked through the archway, you soon found that it was some sort of portal after all, and you found yourself standing in a somewhat large arena-like structure. In the middle of the arena stood a small alien looking creature, with two horns protruding from its head, pink arms, and... battle armor? Wait a minute... this alien looks familiar! You remember having visions about this alien! Or... you suppose it can't be an alien, could it? Not with how everyone reacted to you, it wouldn't make sense.

Then, as if reading your mind, the alien looking creature began to speak. "I'm Spekkio! If you appear strong, then I appear strong! If you appear weak, then I appear weak!" So... a shapeshifter? But... he didn't exactly look very strong in that form. You didn't really know what to make of his current form, so you decided to just ignore it for now. "If you want me to grant you the power to wield magic, then I'm afraid that's impossible!"

"What? Why?" Immediately being given a denial as to learning magic, you at least wanted to know why.
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"It's because you weren't born on this planet where magic exists! There's a specific genetic development that all life on this planet has that allows them to wield the primordial energy of the universe that surrounds them! You don't have that development, and I don't have the power to grant it to you!" Spekkio crosses his arms. "So learning how to use magic instantly like Crono and everyone else is impossible for you! However, with your Ki... it might be possible to learn how to use your own Ki as a personal resource for Light element magic!" Spekkio revealed that learning magic wasn't as impossible as he initially made it sound. "Of course, that's a time consuming process, and it's not as simple as me just unlocking a switch in you that allows you to do it..." Then Spekkio smirked at you. "Or, if you don't feel like you want to spend the time learning how to wield magic, we can spar instead!" A spar? Well... you suppose that if you sparred him, you could always see how strong that he actually was. For some reason, it was impossible to tune your scouter to him, you'd already tried.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Try to learn how to use your Ki as a resource for magic.
>Spar with Spekkio, see how strong he actually is.
>Ask if you can do this later, you need to find your squad.
>Write-in...
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>>4943708
>Spar
Gather our energy reserves then let's smash the fucker.
He probably mirrors our force and matches it to keep things interesting, so genki power ups demand that we go full out. But if we wished to be clever then we hit softly so that his rebound cant hurt us.
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>>4943708
>Try to learn how to use your Ki as a resource for magic.
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>>4943713
Spekkio is straight forwards.
He appears stronger as you get stronger.
The fact he's appeared as Frieza might be taking our Oozaru into account.
That said, he also never kills you.
>>4943708
>Spar.
Easy Zenkai.
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>>4943708
>Try to learn how to use your Ki as a resource for magic.
>Ask if he could teach us with in Spar, Saiyans tend to learn better that way anyway.
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When we do meet Freiza for real can we just kill him in his first form?
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>>4943732
You can certainly try.

Anyway, seeing as there's not really a consensus, I'll just combine the two.
roll 2d100 Best of 4
First Dice:
Low DC 40 Mid DC 60 High DC 90
Second Dice:
Low DC 60 Mid DC 80 High DC 95
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Rolled 13, 31 = 44 (2d100)

>>4943805
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Rolled 34, 36 = 70 (2d100)

>>4943805
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Rolled 44, 7 = 51 (2d100)

>>4943805
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Rolled 33, 59 = 92 (2d100)

>>4943805
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Spekkio-sama... I kneel...
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Rolled 85, 50 = 135 (2d100)

>>4943805
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"Hmmph... how about you teach me how to use magic during a spar? My species is the sort to learn fastest if we do something in battle. We're... something of a warrior race, I'm not sure if you're aware of that." You didn't know just how much Spekkio was aware of about you, considering that he knew about your Ki somehow, which was clearly something that nobody else on this planet that you'd met so far knew about, even those with gigantic levels of strength.

"Teach you... during a spar...? Well, I suppose I could... Very well, let's see how you do at multi-tasking, Rettace! Marle! No helping, this is a battle that Rettace must partake in alone." Spekkio's tail whipped against the floor, cracking one of the tiles. "Now, first lesson, I want you to generate a ball of Ki, the unaligned energy of life." You did as Spekkio asked, and formed a floating orb of Ki which was completely colorless, your Ki Mines and other techniques usually took on a green coloration, though that was mostly due to the destructive nature that you infused them with... of course, you didn't exactly know why your techniques took that coloration, but you supposed it must've just been an innate thing. It was the same when you charged your energy, a faint green coloration. It wasn't unique to you of course, you recall seeing a few Saiyans with a variety of different colors when they charged their Ki, and green wasn't something unique to you alone. It was a rarer coloration of course, but you'd seen a few Saiyans with that color of Ki. You wondered if there was some sort of way to change the natural coloration of Ki... but you were getting sidetracked. It was irrelevant at the end of the day. It wasn't like the color of Ki actually changed anything about it, and you weren't really the sort of person to get hung up on the aesthetics of your own techniques.
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"Very good. That right there is a ball of Ki, or what is more accurately described as 'life energy' it is a source of power different to the magic wielded by the humans of this planet. What you are holding in your hand is a ball of condensed energy made of your own life force. The same life force that all mortal creatures have. Magic however is... different. It doesn't function through the use of your own energy, and though it is initiated through using your own energy, it is... of a different quality to Ki. One can use all of their Ki and they would die immediately, though the same is not true of... well, we shall call it Magic Energy, or perhaps Mana. Those beings with access to this Mana effectively have a secondary reservoir of energy that their body normally has no ability to interact with, it's a special form of energy that is more in tune with the power of Gods like myself than it is the mortal energy that is Ki... though that isn't to say it's the energy of a God that allows Magic to function..." Spekkio started droning on, but you followed along quite well... interesting to note that this being is a God, at least. "Effectively, by calling upon the power of Mana held within them, it is possible for Crono, Marle and any other user of Magic to create miracles that would normally be restricted to Gods."

"I see..." So the power of magic was like using a source of energy to create miracles as gods do then? Could that have perhaps been what Kami was teaching Khive to do back on the Lookout? It was clear that Marle's form of healing was much more effective though.

"Now, try to convert that ball of energy into... let's start simple. Try to envision that ball of energy shrinking but remaining as powerful as it currently." Huh...? How is that starting simple? Compressing an attack like that wasn't exactly simple! "Just... close your eyes and try to focus upon that result occurring. Right now, you are wielding unaligned energy, and it is... far less power dense than is required for it to be converted into a substitute for Mana." You close your eyes and start to condense the ball into a smaller form, you manage to shrink it from the size of your head to the size of your fist before you lose your concentration and the energy dissipates.

"Damn it!" You yell in frustration, but Spekkio simply shakes his head.
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"It's nothing to worry about, though I can't teach you the next step until you manage to condense that ball from the size of your head to the size of a fingernail. Only then would it be power dense enough to allow the conversion into Mana to be meaningful..." Spekkio sounded a little bit disappointed, but also looked as if he sort of expected this to occur. "This is by no means a simple technique to learn. Even for a race as talented when it comes to learning new techniques like your own... now though, I believe you wanted to spar with me? If you had been able to pass the first stage of condensing your energy, then I would've had you test it against me in the spar... though I suppose that's quite pointless now." He got into a fighting posture, and it looked kind of ridiculous to see the small alien creature that Spekkio had the form of to take such a pose. "Even so, I will still test you in a spar. I shall allow you the first attack." Spekkio said with a smirk, and you stared at him for a few seconds before you attempted to roundhouse kick him.

Spekkio just swayed backwards enough to avoid your attack. "Faster than you look, aren't you?" You were a little annoyed by the speed of this apparent God, but you were more frustrated with your lack of success in learning how to wield your Ki in a different way. Learning an ability like that one would be tremendously useful, after all.

"Maybe a little." Spekkio didn't attempt to counter-attack, and goaded you into attacking him once again. You unleashed a barrage of punches and kicks at the short alien, only for him to dodge every single one of them with practiced ease. "Come on! Are you even trying? Stop trying to hit me and hit me!" You gritted your teeth in frustration and yelled in irritation as you threw a fierce punch square at Spekkio's face, and this time he didn't look like he was going to attempt to dodge it!

Then he raised his hand and caught your punch with ease before sighing. "What the?!" You couldn't believe how powerful that Spekkio actually was, and thanks to your inability to sense his energy through either your scouter or your own abilities, you couldn't determine how truly powerful he was right now either!

"It's not really very fun for me if you're having to hold back your full strength..." Spekkio sounded disappointed as he eyed your tail before he suddenly twisted his hand around and caused you to start rapidly spinning in the air before he released you, jumped upwards and slammed you into the ground with a single kick. Knocking the wind out of you and immediately allowing the difference between your two powers to be made clear. "I was expecting a little more, honestly, but... I suppose I could've taken it a little easier." Spekkio frowned. "Marle, please heal him."
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"Uh... umm... right away!" The girl immediately rushed to your side and started to heal your injuries. With just that one strike, you'd managed to have a few of your bones broken. It was clear to you that this Spekkio was not somebody to be trifled with lightly, for whatever reason, it was clear that he was at least as powerful as you were as a Great Ape, so you had little chance of actually beating him without using that form.

>4 Players roll 6d100
>3 Players roll 1d4 (Average of 3)
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Rolled 36, 75, 17, 71, 39, 70 = 308 (6d100)

>>4943902
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Rolled 5, 34, 41, 10, 6, 86 = 182 (6d100)

>>4943902
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Rolled 9, 69, 4, 62, 10, 10 = 164 (6d100)

>>4943902
Wrecked
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Rolled 19, 9, 48, 4, 36, 42 = 158 (6d100)

>>4943902
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Rolled 4 (1d4)

>>4943902
Our pride hurts more than the body.
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The same players who rolled d100s can roll the d4, btw.
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Rolled 2 (1d4)

>>4943939
oh
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Rolled 2 (1d4)

>>4943902
>>4943939
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Rolled 3 (1d4)

>>4943902
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>>4943944
?????
wat.
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>>4943945
>>4943942
>>4943925
3 eh. Not bad.

Could always try to ignore the magic and beat him down without Ozaru.
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>>4943947
sorry got wrong monke quest
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You felt new power flow through your body as a result of the effortless beatdown that Spekkio just gave you, and while you certainly weren't ready to face him again, even after being healed, you knew you were quite a bit more powerful now. You supposed that you could keep fighting him and being healed, but... you still had your pride as a warrior, and while you considered yourself more pragmatic than most, you weren't about to subject yourself to the humiliation of suffering countless losses against Spekkio just to gain enough strength to defeat the God. Your pride as a warrior simply wouldn't allow you to do such a thing.

"That... could've gone better, Rettace. But... if you intend to defeat Lavos, truly... you will need to become even more powerful than I as I am now. You have come from beyond the stars on the request of another like me. Another who goes by the title of 'Kami' I am aware of this much. But... Lavos' full power is superior to even me at my most powerful." Spekkio looked at you with a wise gaze. "There is a reason I have not simply taken care of things myself by transforming myself into Lavos' form." The God revealed the limit to his shapeshifting ability. If Lavos was beyond even Spekkio... then you clearly had no chance against him as you were right now. Even if you became a Great Ape, you somehow doubted you'd be able to bridge the gap in strength between yourself and Spekkio, and Lavos is apparently stronger.

"Yeah... I know, as a... well, you know what I am, it's my natural drive to become more powerful." Spekkio clearly knew just what race you hailed from, and though you didn't want to inform Marle about what you were, Spekkio just scoffed.

"You can call yourself a Saiyan here you know. There's no point in hiding your race from those who would ally with you." Spekkio just shrugged as his form changed when he looked at Marle, turning from the short but terrifyingly powerful horned alien into what looked like a fluffy bipedal sheep creature. "Marle, you haven't know Rettace for long, but you wouldn't betray him, would you?" He asked her with a bored tone.

"H-huh? Of course I wouldn't! What sort of a question is that?!" The girl looked annoyed at Spekkio, who didn't change his form when he looked at you once again. You were surprised at Marle's indignation at being asked such a question, she was surprisingly loyal to somebody she barely even knew.
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"See? There's nothing to worry about in telling your allies that you're a Saiyan, Rettace. None of them are even aware of what your race is." It was clear that Spekkio was trying to get you to trust Crono and his friends more, and though you did trust them somewhat, you didn't really want your race to be revealed, it was Kami's request that it be kept secret, though... now you think about it, he may have simply meant not to reveal it to anybody who may have known what a Saiyan was. "You are not among company who would betray you, Rettace." Spekkio was just lecturing you at this point, he must be aware of the warlike nature of the Saiyans and some of them having bad backstabbing tendencies, but you thought yourself more intelligent than that. Only the worst scum would betray their own comrades. Even among the Saiyans, if somebody killed another member of their Squad without good reason, then they would be exiled from Saiyan Society. Even with the Saiyan's mindset of only respecting strength, it was these rules that kept society functioning to at least some degree.

"Alright, fine. Marle. You probably heard already, but I'm a Saiyan." You shrugged. You didn't really care anymore anyway. Better to get that revelation out of the way now rather than in the future. Especially because you might need to rely on the Oozaru transformation in front of them in the future in order to defeat a foe like Nizbel once more... then again, you weren't telling her you were the giant ape she saw either... "Though I am here to help you defeat Lavos... or at least that's what I think I'm here for." Kami wasn't exactly specific on the details. "Though if I can't get my ship back, then... well it might be a problem." A big problem. You didn't exactly relish the idea of being trapped on this planet. at all. Well... it might be possible to get a new ship made for you in the future of this planet if the apocalypse was averted or something, but you weren't counting on it. You'd need to get your ship back, that much was obvious. Hopefully Tahiin survived too. You do sort of need a pilot for the ship. You weren't exactly familiar with the mechanics of the ship you got here on, and trying to figure out how to fly a ship from scratch... wasn't exactly your idea of a fun time.

"A... Saiyan? OK. I'll remember that! It's nice to know that we're not alone out there, and that there are benevolent people scattered among the stars!" That was an... overly optimistic interpretation of Saiyans. You wouldn't call Saiyans benevolent by any stretch of the imagination... but there were benevolent races out there. The Tuffles were one such race, after all.

"Yeah... let's get back to the others, Marle." You turn to Spekkio. "When we fight again, you won't beat me so easily, Spekkio." You were going to get stronger. You had to get stronger. Your Saiyan blood demanded you get stronger.
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"I'm sure that I won't." Spekkio seemed to be looking forward to your next match, and you meant what you said. You wanted to be at least twice as strong as you were right now before you challenged the God once again.

You left the arena and returned back to the central area of the End of Time, and you find yourself face to face with Lucca. "Oh good! You're back, I actually wanted to ask you if I could uhm.... take a look at that scouter of yours... it's not uhm... it's not often that I, heh... I get the opportunity to examine tech from a real... alien... well, I mean, I've never had the opportunity but..." She fidgeted slightly. "Do you mind if I examined your uh... Scouter... did you call it?"

>>What will Rettace do?
>"Sorry, but I'd rather not."
>"Sure, why not?"
>"Only if you give it back after you've had a look."
>Other(Write-in...)
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>>4944386
>>"Sure, why not?"
You know, Spekkio has a point. We should trust Crono and friends more and try to team up with them instead of running around by ourselves, even if it's slightly slower.
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>>4944386
>"Sure, why not?"
>"Don't mess with it too much though, I intend to sell it to a Museum so I can buy a higher grade one later, but feel free to try and make a copy if you like."
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>>4944386
>Sure, why not.
>But don't you dare break it if you can't put it back together.
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>>4944386
>Sure, why not.
>But don't you dare break it if you can't put it back together.

>>4944391
Oh, I'm sure they'll understand. Saiyans are just a little... rough around the edges. He'll warm up to them eventually!
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>>4944386
>"Sure, why not? It might be about 80-100 years out of date by now though. I've had some temporal displacement issues myself before I arrived on this planet."
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>>4944386
Swappong my vote from This: >>4944396 To This: >>4944448
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>>4944448
Supporting.
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>>4944386
>>4944448
Support
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>>4944386
>"Sure, why not?"
>"Don't mess with it too much though, I intend to sell it to a Museum so I can buy a higher grade one later, but feel free to try and make a copy if you like."
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Rolled 86, 60, 99, 89 = 334 (4d100)

Let's see how Lucca's examination of your scouter goes...
>Doing a Tech Roll for Lucca...
>Sum of 4
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>>4945204
As expected from Bulmarale here.
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"Sure... just... don't break it, alright? Scouters aren't exactly easy to come by." Not to mention they were terribly expensive too. But that was to be expected, top of the range battle equipment like a scouter was incredibly useful in the field, especially if you couldn't sense energy yourself. They'd be even more useful if an entire squad had them, considering their long range communication abilities, but... unfortunately, that wasn't an option given how most Saiyans tended to treat their Scouters.

"I promise I won't break it... or if I do, I promise I can put it back together!" Lucca sounded excited as you handed over your scouter to her and she immediately began to twiddle with the dial before adjusting it to fit herself. She pulled off her bronze metal helmet and instead slotted your scouter on over one of her eyes. "Interesting language... it'll take me a while to decode this..." You could offer to help, but... you didn't exactly know what sort of system that this world used for numbers and letters, unlike spoken language across worlds, written language tended to vary vastly. "Would you mind if I kept it on for a while? I want to study your language, I should have it cracked in a few... hours? Yeah... that ought to be enough." Hours...? Was she really confident that she could learn the entire galactic standard alphabet in a few hours?

"Alright, then go ahead. I don't exactly need it on me right now, just keep it safe, alright? It's expensive and rare." You really didn't want it broken. Though somehow you felt this girl was such a prodigal genius that her actually breaking the device wasn't just an impossibility, but that if she did manage to break it, her attempt at repairing it might even end up upgrading the device!

"You have my word that you'll receive your Scouter back in tip-top condition!" The girl continued fiddling with the dial on the side of the device, and you just shrugged.

"Hey... you two? Are you coming?" Marle suddenly appeared, you'd lost track of everyone else while you talked with Lucca, and it looked like Crono and Frog were missing. Had they already gone through the Time Portal then? "And... Robo? What about you?"

"Negative. I shall remain at the End of Time for the moment, I am running an... algorithm still, and would be too distracted to be of much assistance in a combat scenario." The Robot shook his head, and Marle just shrugged.

"Alright then you two... let's go. Frog and Crono are already on the other side..."

"Actually! Crono has the Dreamstone right now, right? Frog has the fragments of the Grandleon... So there's not much point in us heading to Melchior with them, is there? The two of them can handle that... I sort of... want to head to my workshop so I can pick up some things to help me examine Rettace's Scouter..."
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"I don't know, Lucca... what do you think, Rettace? It's your scouter, and... well, you can always fly us over to Medina Village if we don't want to use the Time Gates." It looked like Marle disagreed with Lucca about going to her workshop, so the final decision rested with you.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Go meet up with Crono and Frog.
>Go to Lucca's Workshop instead.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4945413
>>Go meet up with Crono and Frog.
We still have friends scattered through time on this damn planet to find.
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>>4945413
>>Go to Lucca's Workshop instead.
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>>4945413
>Go to Lucca's Workshop instead.
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>>4945413
>Go to Lucca's Workshop instead.
>"I'd like to fly over to Chrono and Frog afterwards, if it isn't too far away, I want to meet this Melchior."
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>>4945413
>Go meet up with Crono and Frog.
I’d like to begin recovering the companions who were lost in time
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"We'll go to your Workshop, Lucca. You're right. Crono and Frog don't need us around when they're doing something as simple as getting a sword reforged, do they?" You decide that you might as well go along with the girl's request, it's not exactly like you'd really be able to do much other than stand around and watch a blacksmith make a sword, and that wasn't exactly your idea of a good way to spend your time. Especially not when your squadmates were still missing.

You didn't exactly think that accompanying Lucca to her workshop was that much more productive, but it sure beat just watching a blacksmith reforge some sword.

"Alright! Then it's settled! We'll go to my workshop and then we'll meet up with Crono! Let's go!" Lucca and Marle led you over to the glowing rings on the elevated platform, and when all three of you were standing inside the ring, Marle raised the Gate Key into the air and a Time Gate appeared around the three of you, taking you on yet another trip through time.

When the transportation was complete, you find yourself standing atop an odd looking machine along with Marle and Lucca, and you were intrigued by it. There was clearly some sort of celebration or party going on judging by the way that the area was decorated, but outside of a fairly distant noise of commotion, the area where the machine was placed was completely devoid of people. "What... is this machine, Lucca? Do you know?"

"Oh! These are the teleport pads I made! It... well, it worked, but... well, there are a few issues I found with it that I intend to look into when all of this is over. You aliens probably already mastered stuff like this..." Lucca explained, and you were dumbfounded. Time Travel through naturally occurring rifts was one thing, but... a working teleporter too? Just what the hell was this girl? Even the Tuffles couldn't figure out teleportation! You felt a lot better about giving you her scouter now, if she was really this technologically inclined, she might've even been greater with technology than the Tuffles who constructed your Scouter!

"Actually, this is the first time I've ever seen a teleporter." Lucca was stunned for a moment at your words, before she scratched the back of her head awkwardly as she looked away from you, apparently seeing your words as some kind of praise. "W-well it's nothing special, I just uh..." She shook her head. "Let's just get to my workshop, OK?" You nodded, and the three of you quickly made your way through the fair, there were a few people wandering around, though the level of technology on display was... well, it was still relatively primitive, at least compared to some of the stuff you'd seen in the past. Saiyans themselves lived in primitive dwellings mostly by choice, though they did integrate technology into their homes despite that.
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You left the fair and kept following Lucca until you arrived at her home, and her home was clearly many times more advanced then all of the houses around it. With multiple obvious engines and machines visible even from the outside of the house, this was clearly Lucca's workshop. Upon entering the house, you were greeted by a man around your height dressed in all sorts of gear that was similar to Lucca's own.

"Hey dad! I won't be sticking around for long, I just need to use the workshop to look at something real quick!" She quickly greeted her father before she immediately started to use the variety of tools on display to examine the scouter. Her father simply shrugged and went back to doing whatever it was he was doing before, his daughter was clearly the eccentric sort, so he just allowed her to get on with whatever she was doing, she started to poke at the Scouter with all sorts of different tools as well as lenses to magnify it. "Fascinating..." She continued to observe the design of the Scouter before turning to you. "Would you mind if I disassembled it? I promise I can put it back together!"

"...Alright." Normally, you'd have said no, but you were still far too impressed by her technological prowess to refuse her. If she could build a functioning teleporter when her world was still effectively primitive in comparison to other races who had attempted to create one, then she could put a scouter back together. This girl might just be the most intelligent person in the entire universe! Well, when it came to technological design at least. You feared to imagine just what sort of world shaking creations would be invented if this girl had access to a Tuffle Workshop or Lab. She had already shown herself to have an intellect that was at least on the level of the greatest minds of the Tuffles, and she wasn't even aware of it!

"Thank you so much for letting me take a look at this! I thought the technology I saw in 2300CE was incredible, but... this is even better!" She rapidly took the scouter apart and began to observe each and every one of the parts in great detail, and then she turned to you with a smile on her face. "I... I actually think I could make this work better, if you wanted!"

"W-what do you mean?" There was no way she'd be able to upgrade something she was unfamiliar with immediately after taking it apart, right?

"Well, I managed to decode the language used in it on the way over to my house, and... I can see a few flaws with this device." Lucca revealed with a smile. "So with your permission, I think I can upgrade it!"

>>Pick 3
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>Automatic Power Tracking.
>Near Unbreakable Design.
>Retracting Lens.
>200x Zoom Capability.
>High Readout Capacity.
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>>4945834
>Near unbreakability
HEADBUTT WITH MORE POWER!

>Global range scanning and mapping
>Automatic power tracking
This combo gives us the readout on everything when we step onto a world. That's gonna be dead useful.
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>>4945892
Also, rettice reaction

>What in the name of Plant are you? Some sort of polymath? How did you even decode it while we were walking?
Because this is insane
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>>4945834
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>Near Unbreakable Design.
>200x Zoom Capability.
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>>4945834
>>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>>Automatic Power Tracking.
>>Near Unbreakable Design.
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>>4945834
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>Near Unbreakable Design.
>High Readout Capacity.
That last one is because before long I imagine we'll begin encountering entities that hit the limit of what our current hardware can read. Be a shame to get NaN readings soon.

In character shouldn't we have an idea of the current maximum reading capacity from its specifications?
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>>4945925
The absolute max current Readout you can get is 500k
Lucca would likely be able to increase the max by... about 10-100x
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>>4945834
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>Automatic Power Tracking.
>Near Unbreakable Design.
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>>4945834
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>Near Unbreakable Design.
>High Readout Capacity.
>>4945927
Holy SHIT, so she'll increase it to 5-50 Mil Max detectable PL?! Goddamn!
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>>4945834
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>Near Unbreakable Design.
>High Readout Capacity.
Plan Long-Term Holism is a go go
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>>4945834
>Near Unbreakable Design
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities
>Automatic Power Tracking
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>>4945834
>Near Unbreakable Design.
>High Readout Capacity.
>Automatic Power Tracking.
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>>4945834
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>200x Zoom Capability.
>High Readout Capacity.
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>>4945834
>Global Range Scanning and Mapping Capabilities.
>Near Unbreakable Design.
>High Readout Capacity.
We're recruiting Lucca to take on Space Adventures right?
She's way too smart not to have as our chief engineer or whatever.
Also I want her to eventually meet Bulma.
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>>4946399
I definitely want to take her along, maybe Frog as well if only because in space his curse won't be obvious
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>>4946402
We can always have Magus just break the fucking curse himself.
Or we can just kill Magus.
Then he can turn back into Gohan.
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>>4946402
She is exceptionally useful but I think we should probably spend some time getting to know our squad better. Actually characterise them beyond first impressions in most cases.
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>>4946408
I, too, am more invested in our OC teammates than in our Chrono Trigger guest stars.
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>>4946408
Yeah, would be good to know our team better.
Worried about Khive getting sent to Antiquity though.
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Place your bets.
When does Rettace go Super Saiyan?
And why does he do it?
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>>4946408
Yeah, I agree. Too many characters far too fast
were one of the issues I had with Saiyan conqurer and a few other non-dragonball quests. Waifu wars may be an obvious quest killer but character bloat is a slow and insidious one.
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Don't they kill Lavos at the end of Trigger?
Why are we here anyway?
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>>4946481
We are here because Kami demanded it in exchange for knowledge. We have received the knowledge and hence we are here to slay Lavos.
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>>4946484
Yeah but narratively what purpose does us being here play?
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>>4946488
I havent the faintest idea.
We have no personal stake in any of these shinanigence. I think the best choice I could make of it is giving each individual team member a time and chance to shine before we get there and after we rejoin them.
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>>4946488
Goku and the gang kill Freeza and every other villain on their own anyway. How is this different?
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>>4946499
I'm also not intereated in going to Earth or Namek, necessarily.
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>>4946564
So you want to skip the main plot? Everything important happens there. What is even the point of a dragonball quest?

I'm glad I'm not playing your quest, at least.
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>>4946575
I mean I ain't much of a fan of earth shit either. Every dragon ball quest goes there and you just end up being new goku.
But then, we're in a dragon ball quest so running into the main plot is practically inevitable.
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Near Unbreakable
>>4945892
>>4945900
>>4945923
>>4945925
>>4945935
>>4945952
>>4946011
>>4946051
>>4946122
>>4946399

Global Range Scanning and Mapping
>>4945892
>>4945900
>>4945923
>>4945925
>>4945935
>>4945952
>>4946011
>>4946051
>>4946247
>>4946399

>Automatic Tracking
>>4945892
>>4945923
>>4945935
>>4946051
>>4946122

>High Readout Capacity
>>4945925
>>4945952
>>4946122
>>4946247
>>4946399

>200x zoom
>>4945900

If my counting is right, it looks like there's a tie between High Readout Capacity and Automatic Tracking? (As in, press a button instead of manually having to tune to your opponent's level.)
I guess I could just give you both?

>>4946575
Don't be rude to other people for no reason, I don't want that sort of attitude to be in my quest.

>>4946481
The thing is... they do kill Lavos at the end of Trigger, but if you know about Chrono Cross, that doesn't exactly go very well for certain reasons.
Also, I've already figured out a way to tie in Lavos' origin to Dragonball lore properly, so look forward to that.
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>>4946575
>reee how dare you be somewhat original in a fanfic quest, I wanna read the same shit over and over!
that's you anon
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>>4946602
I might make a few... nudges to the plot that happens on Earth in order to make things more interesting for when you eventually do end up meeting the Z Warriors.
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>>4946604
What the hell? Anon found a way to clone himse

oh he's just mocking him. Damn he's good.
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"Now let's see what I can do..." Lucca started to examine the parts of the scouter, taking care not to damage anything, though occasionally using tools that were far more advanced in appearance than what it looked like should be in her workshop, and she smirked when she noticed you staring at the tools as she took them out of cupboards. "Impressive, aren't they?" She seemed to notice you looking at the tools she was relying upon. "I actually took some of this stuff from 2300CE in order to better help me create things." She then shrugged. "It's probably not good for the continuity of time, but... I figure we're already trying to avert the future and change the world, so it's not like it's really that big a deal that I took some things from the future! Besides, we took Robo from 2300CE too!" It seemed a little reckless that she was using tools from the future of her own race, but you supposed that she probably understood how to use all the tools she had managed to gather.

"How did you manage to decipher the Galactic Standard alphabet so quickly, anyway?" You were still confused as to how anybody could learn a written language so quickly, it wasn't exactly an easy language to learn, most Saiyans took years learning how to read it! Well... you learned it in a few months, but the point still stands that learning a language in a few minutes should be an outright impossibility.

"Oh, it was quite simple, after I cracked the cipher for common sounds and made some allowances for different letters, filling in the blanks was as simple as putting two and two together!" ...Right. Of course it was. This girl was some sort of polymath or something, clearly. She was just tremendously talented at whatever she put her mind to, and considering her power level was on the level of a Saiyan Elite too? It wasn't just in her intelligence that she excelled.
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You watched her for a few more minutes as she started to reassemble the scouter, adding a few new pieces to it and replacing some of the parts with similar parts of different material, and then when it was back in one piece, she smiled at you. "There we go! All done! I've made a few changes to it, I've made it so that the design is far more rugged now, you could drop a boulder on it and it should be OK! Oh! I also upgraded the scanning functionality too! Now you don't need to use that dial on the side to record things! I replaced the dial with three buttons to scroll and confirm options! Ah... I also improved the range it operates at! Now it should be able to determine strength levels across the entire planet and at far higher number ranges too! It'd probably have capped out at about 500,000 or so judging from the internal composition of the power reader, and any higher than that would've caused it to fail to get a reading... or worse, explode!" You examined the device in your hands with a stunned expression. "I also changed the color of the lens! I think Purple is a much nicer color!" You could tell that the changed color of the lens was just a vanity change on her part. It's funny, you now likely held in your hands the most advanced scouter in the galaxy... unless scouter development had accelerated tremendously in the time since you had been frozen. "Let's go test it out, I want to see how it works!" Lucca was clearly excited to be able to have you test her new invention... or rather improvement. She looked desperate for validation from you... probably because you're an alien, when you think about it.

"Alright, let's see what this thing can do!" You head outside, press the large button on the side of your Scouter, and it flashes to life. In a few seconds you receive a few readouts. First to come to attention are the readouts from across the ocean. 17,540 and 18,031... Frog and Crono, without a doubt. That left one last readout that was actually quite a bit closer, at... "23,430?!" The number was much higher than you were expecting. Could this be... Parzlee?! You were about to reach out with your own ability to sense energy to see if you could determine if it was truly her, but...

Suddenly, almost as if to answer your attempt to sense the energy yourself, a large explosion caused the ground to shake, and a plume of smoke rapidly began to rise from... a Castle overlooking the town?

"Oh no!" Marle suddenly pointed at the pillar of smoke. "Something's happened at the Castle! We need to get there as quickly as we can!" Marle sounded really panicked for whatever reason. Could Parzlee be the one behind the explosion too? What was going on?!

>>What will Rettace do?
>Ask Marle why she cares about the Castle so much.
>Just fly the two girls there.
>Flare your energy, try to attract their attention.
>Other(Write-in...)
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>>4946782
>Flare your energy to try to attract their attention, while flying the girls there, and ask what the big deal is, on the way over.
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I guess nobody wants to vote?
No more updates today then?
Damn.
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>>4946851
Sure, why not.
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>>4946406
F-F-Froghan Verde! My legs... they've moving on their own! I -AAAAAAUUUUUUGGGHH! I KNEEL!
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>>4946608
Happy to hear it! I like your quest, so I'm interested to see where it goes.

>>4946575
I like the lore, races, cosmology, and magic system. Shruuuug.

>>4946782
>Ask Marle why she cares about the castle so much

"Surely on a world that produces such warriors, your kings and queens can handle themselves?"
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>>4946782
Yeah, this is fine., >>4946851
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>>4946782
>Just fly the two girls there.
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>>4946782
>Ask Marle why she cares about the Castle so much.
>Just fly the two girls there.
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>>4946782
>>4946851
This'll do.
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We should probably look into getting some of the equipment pieces lying around.
Haste Helm would be nice to have.
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"Come on then! I'll fly you over to the castle! Would you prefer to hang on to me, or would you like me to carry you?" You asked the girls, who looked at you for a moment before you suddenly felt a wave of regret wash over you. Why are they looking at you like that?

A few minutes later

"Woooahhhh!" The girl who demanded to ride on your back as you flew whooped in excitement, while Lucca, who you were carrying in your arms, looked far more subdued.

"To think... flight without any prosthesis or floatation devices is possible for your race... truly fascinating..." It seemed that despite her apparent subdued reaction, she was just as excited to be flying as Marle, who you were kind of worried about slipping off of your back by the way she was acting right now. Of course, you could always catch her if she fell, and she'd survive anyway, but... it would've been a bit of a waste of time.

As you flew you flared up your power in order to try to gain the attention of the other high power level. It was most likely Parzlee, after all. It would only take about a minute or so to reach the castle while traveling at a speed that allowed your passengers to stay on you without falling off, and you decided to ask a question before you arrived. "Why do you care about this castle so much anyway, Marle?"

"Yeah, why don't you tell him why you care so much, Nadia?" Nadia? But... wasn't her name...?

"Yes, the name Marle is... well, it's an alias. It's not my real name." Marle revealed immediately. "My real name is Princess Nadia Leene Guardia, and as the only child of my father and my late mother, I am the heir to the throne of Guardia." Oh, that sure explains why she cares so much. "Marle is a name I chose to avoid people treating me differently just because who I am! Though... I don't imagine that matters at all to you, does it?"

"Not at all, I won't treat you differently just because you're a princess, why would I?" Seriously, as far as you could tell, Guardia was just the largest landmass on this planet. This girl wasn't even set to inherit the entire planet like Sycam and Euca were for Onisthena, though considering that the average power level for the people of this era were anywhere from 20-400, it really wouldn't be hard for her as she was now to take over the rest of the planet. She certainly had the power for it, though you somehow doubt that she had the ruthlessness one would need to actually go through with conquering a planet... She seemed to be far too kind hearted for that.

"I guess being an alien and all, the concept of royalty and princesses must be foreign and primitive to you, huh?" Lucca mused, and you nearly grimaced. Both the Tuffles and the Saiyans had Royal Families... funnily enough, King Vegeta clearly tried to style himself in the manner that the Tuffles styled their own royalty in order to better secure his place among the Saiyans as their ruler instead of just as a chieftain.
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"Ha... yeah." You didn't really want to let Lucca down by going against her perceived vision of what Alien Culture was like. You kind of owed both of the girls with you right now. Marle for healing you, and Lucca for doing you a huge favor and upgrading your scouter for you. Luckily, you didn't have to keep talking because you had arrived at the castle, and you set down on the floor before the two girls got off of you and Marle started to run into the castle without waiting any further upon noticing that there weren't any guards posted at the main gate of the castle.

"Marle! Wait!" Lucca immediately ran off after the princess, and you shook your head in exasperation before you raced off to catch up with the girls racing towards the Throne Room and getting there at the same time that the girls did, but what awaited you was something you weren't expecting at all.

The throne room itself was a scene of carnage, the king was nowhere in sight, but the room was coated in blood as all sorts of different monsters had been butchered, the largest being this strange leathery blue-skinned beast that had huge claws. Its head had been crushed and the culprit of all this carnage made herself very clear to you. Reclining on the throne itself sat Parzlee, her Power Level had indeed raised quite a bit since you last saw her.

"E-explain yourself! What is all this! Where's my father?!" Marle pointed at the Saiyan sitting in the throne, who ignored her in favor of looking at you instead.

"There you are boss! I was starting to get worried!" Your second-in-command was happy to see you at least, but you frowned. You wanted an explanation for this carnage, and though none of the corpses here were from humans, you wanted to know what the hell had happened.

>>What will Rettace say?
>"Parzlee. Explain. Now."
>"Parzlee... what happened here?"
>"I really hope you haven't done anything rash, Parzlee..."
>"What the hell is that thing?" (Point at the monster corpse)
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4947829
>>"What the hell is that thing?" (Point at the monster corpse)
>>"Parzlee. Explain. Now."
Do we still get rewards and EXP for this?
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>>4947829
>"Good to see you again, Parzlee."
>"What happened here?"
>also, introduce her with our friends.
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>>4947829
>"Parzlee... what happened here?"
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>>4947829
Yeah, this works. >>4947830
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>>4947829
>Parzlee fantastic. Report, what's gone on here and since you woke up?
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>>4947829
>Parzlee fantastic. Report, what's gone on here and since you woke up?
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>>4947960
I think acting happy to see her and then reverting to squad leader mode is the approach here. We are in charge after all, we should act like it.
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>>4948158
>acting happy to see her
Are you not happy that one of our squaddies is found and not dead? Why not just you know, be actually happy?
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>>4947829
>>4947960
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>>4948166
I will elaborate. "Acting happy" is not being stoic or professional about it, it wasn't meant to imply any feelings of falsehood.
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>>4948166
>>4948191
Also please. What here could kill her without us knowing about it? Old age and little else.
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>>4947829
This >>4947960
>>4948193
>What here could kill her without us knowing about it?
A raid boss that she tried to solo on her first day.
No wait that was us.
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>>4947960
Supporting this one.
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>>4948191
Oh. Well alrighty then.
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>>4947960
Supporting this one.
She's completely destroyed a side quest.
Based Parzlee.
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"Parzlee, fantastic." You step forwards to face your second-in-command properly. You were of course glad to see she was alright, and also happy... if a little worried, to see how her Power Level had grown to such a degree since you last saw her. Then again, your own Power Level had experienced a period of meteoric growth itself, so you supposed that you couldn't really be that surprised that Parzlee had achieved similar results in this time. Of course, you wondered what could've driven her to increase her strength to such a degree, though judging from the corpses all over the room, you felt like you were about to find out. "Now, report. What's gone on here since you woke up?"

"Since I woke up...?" Parzlee put a hand to her chin. "Well, it hasn't been long, I was pretty hurt from the crash, and I found myself in a forest, it didn't take me long to drag myself to civilization where I managed to find a seller of medicine... pretty wonderful stuff, actually... he didn't even notice me swipe a couple bottles of his... what did he call it? A potion? No idea what sort of materials go into it, but the effect on my body was nearly instant, the first one I drank stopped my wounds bleeding, the second one closed them, and the third removed all traces of them!" Parzlee revealed that she resorted to theft in order to heal her wounds, though that was likely also the reason behind her growth in power. "Here!" She tossed you a glass sphere full of the stuff, and the language on the sphere was illegible to you... or at least it was until your scouter blared to life and automatically translated the language for you!

"High Potion...?" You were surprised at your ability to read the sphere, but it looks like Lucca might've added in a few extra upgrades she failed to mention before. Of course, it was likely limited only to the language on this planet, but the fact that she managed to create such a program at all, only minutes after first comprehending the language herself was ridiculous! The level of intelligence that she so frivolously displayed was just ridiculous! No doubt that she'd end up being the catalyst for this world to become the technologically advanced world that you first saw when entering the planet from space.

"Something like that... anyway, after I finished healing myself, I tried sensing the highest Power Level nearby, and... well, that ended up taking me here. I expected that it was the King who was the most powerful thing I could sense, but... weirdly, he wasn't any stronger than the normal people wandering around!" Parzlee held her chin contemplatively.

"Yes, and where is the King right now?!" Marle kept an accusatory finger pointed at your squad mate as she sat in the throne, who just shrugged.
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"He took off when I asked him why his chancellor had a higher level of strength than any of the people I'd met in this world, and that was when the chancellor suddenly transformed into that big monster thing, and so did a few of the guards too!" She sounded amused. "Of course, the fight was a long and dangerous one, but... well, you can see just how it ended up going for the monster when he tried to attack me." She stretched in the throne, though from the condition of her armor, it was clear that she must've taken at least a few wounds which she ended up simply healing with those potions she'd picked up.

"Wait a minute!" Lucca suddenly started to speak. "I know what that monster is! It's Yakra!" Everyone looked at the glasses wearing girl with curiosity, and the girl adjusted her glasses before speaking. "Or at least a monster related to Yakra! Back in 600CE, Crono, Frog and I fought him and he was disguised as the chancellor there too! He was the monster who kidnapped your ancestor and temporarily caused you to be erased from the timestream, Marle!" Wait... she was... temporarily erased from the timestream? As in she ceased to exist?! Time Travel might just be even more dangerous than you gave it credit for! "This must be his descendant, trying to once again cause chaos for the kingdom of Guardia!" Lucca gave her analysis of the situation. "That means that Parzlee here saved the kingdom! She's a hero!"

"She... is?"
"I... am?"

Marle and Parzlee spoke at the same time, before looking at each other. "Well, that doesn't change the fact that she's sitting in my father's throne!" Marle harrumphed, she was clearly annoyed about the situation, but upon finding out that Parzlee had actually saved the kingdom, she didn't seem to be that annoyed, it was more like a request more than anything else.

"You're a lot stronger than your father, girl. Are you sure you shouldn't be the one ruling the kingdom?" Parzlee asked Marle with curiosity in her voice. There was no hostility at all, but Marle obviously took it the wrong way.

"W-what are you trying to suggest?! Don't be stupid!" Marle shouted at Parzlee, who looked irritated.

"Calm down, Marle. Parzlee doesn't understand the customs of this planet. That was how it was on the last planet we went to, and it's also how Saiyan leadership works too. Those with the most power rule." You turn to look at Parzlee. "The difference on this planet, Parzlee, is that power is in the form of loyalty from the people." It was a simple explanation, but this form of leadership was more like the Tuffle leadership than it was like Saiyan Leadership, even if they had a king, it wasn't through the King's own physical power that he ruled.
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Your explanation seems to calm the two girls down a little bit, and Parzlee hopped off the throne. "I only needed to sit somewhere while my injuries healed up anyway. A chair is a chair, and I needed to rest." She just shrugged, not really caring about having sat on the throne of the king. You really doubt that anybody would be able to find fault with her for this either, she did just save the Kingdom from being infiltrated by monsters that would seek to obliterate it.

Thankfully, a regal robe wearing crowned old man entered the Throne Room, speaking to Parzlee, who stood near the throne. "You have saved the kingdom, warrior, and you sh-..." The King suddenly stopped and turned to his daughter, realizing that there were new people in the room. "Marle! You're back! I feared for the worst when the chancellor was revealed to be that foul beast! But I was fortunately able to find the actual chancellor locked hidden in a crate when I was uh... retreating from the battle." More like cowering in fear, you bet, but then again, he had no place near a battlefield with his level of strength. "And you are...?" The king noticed you next.

"I'm Rettace. Me and Parzlee here are comrades. I'm her superior officer. I'm happy that she was of service." You decide to try to at least act polite to the king. For Marle's sake more than anything else. Besides, mercenary work wasn't rare for Saiyans to do. Though it was almost always for Tuffles, you were technically on a mercenary mission right now! Of course, killing this Lavos was more doing a service to the galaxy as a whole than it was true merc work, but you accepted a task in exchange for something. That makes it a job, loosely, at least.

"Excellent, then I shall declare this day a national holiday in the honor of the two saviors of Guardia!" You... didn't really do anything. You looked at Marle, who just shrugged.

"Alright. I thank you for your kindness, King... Guardia?" You guessed as to his last name from the clue of Marle's real name, and it seemed that you managed to get things right too! "I'm a very busy man, so while I appreciate your gratitude, Parzlee and myself must depart."
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"Nonsense!" The king laughed merrily. "I would not be much of a king if I allowed two heroes to go without a feast in their honor! Besides, you do not even have a shirt! Do you not feel the chill in the air?" The king questioned the fact that you weren't bothered by the cooler temperature of the air despite being bare chested. Saiyans were hardy like that, they could survive more extreme levels of temperature than most quite comfortably. "I will have the royal tailor create an outfit for you." The king nodded sagely. You kind of felt like you were being rewarded for nothing here, and more annoyingly, the reward was getting in the way of your mission. Though it was difficult to turn down the idea of a feast...

>>What will Rettace do?
>Insist on leaving.
>Have everyone stay for the feast.
>Have Parzlee fetch Crono and Frog with Marle and Lucca while you have an outfit made.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4948793
>Have Parzlee fetch Crono and Frog with Marle while you have an outfit made.
>Ask for Lucca's assistance on the outfit, offer the remains of our Suit for her and the Tailor to examine, and try to replicate while they do their thing. Lucca's likely smart enough to easily replicate it.
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>>4948793
>Insist on leaving.
We still gave three comrades to find.
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>>4948793
Supporting this >>4948793
This is a good idea, honestly. We should remember to tell Parzlee to be on her best behavior though.
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>>4948793
>>4948811
+1
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>>4948910
Whoops, mean to support this >>4948811
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>>4948818
I support. We have comrades to find and they are more valuable than the shirt.
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>>4948818
>>4948985
Gaspar told us where they're at. Why rush? We're heading that way anyways.
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>>4949016
Time is passing for them as well as us. And each hour we are divided, we are weakened.
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>>4949273
I mean, we have to wait for Melchior to reforge the sword anyways.
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"Parzlee, would you go with Marle to fetch the others in my newly formed group while I have an outfit made?" You ask your second, who just shrugs. You didn't really want to split everyone up like this, especially after just finding Parzlee again, but it won't be for long. Besides, you can always just keep an eye on her with your newly upgraded Scouter should you wish. "They're assisting us in destroying the beast we were sent here to deal with."

"Alright." Parzlee keeps her answer simple. She always kept things simple when it came to your orders, hardly ever questioning them unless she thought she had something to add to them. For a Saiyan, she was more loyal than most, though your entire squad did have something of an emphasis on loyalty. It was one of the reasons you had originally hoped to go far with them. With the three people you called friends. Unfortunately, it seemed like fate had other things in store for the four of you. Especially for Scalli.

"W-wait! Why is Nadia going with you?" The king sounds suddenly worried for his daughter, but you can't really tell why. The girl is far stronger than practically everyone else you've ever met in your life with some exceptions. She's more powerful than even King Vegeta! Surely he can't truly believe that there is anything upon this planet that

"Oh, it's because..." You're about to answer for Marle, but the princess steps forwards with a smile and answers her father herself.

"It's because I need to give them a royal invitation myself, obviously!" The girl quickly thought up a lie, and the king seemed to accept it.

"Very well then Nadia. But do not take too long to give these other brave heroes that have uncovered a terrible conspiracy to take over the country their invitations, I worry about you, after all." The king admitted worry for his daughter, who shook her head.

"Don't worry, Father. I'll be fine. I'll have... Lady Parzlee with me, won't I?" Wait a second... Lady? Isn't that a noble title? Did... did Marle just give Parzlee a title on the spot? Of course, Marle and Parzlee probably still didn't really like each other very much thanks to their initial impressions of one another, but now they knew that they were comrades, things might change.

"Yeah, I won't let any harm come to an ally." Parzlee crossed her arms. Still, her personal opinion aside, you knew that she wouldn't actually allow any harm to come to Marle, she wasn't the sort of person to ever betray one of her comrades like that.

"Well... if that is the case, I shall allow it." The king made his decree before he sat upon his throne and sighed. Marle seemed to be fairly rebellious as far as daughters went, so could that possibly be the source of his worry and exasperation? She didn't... exactly dress like one would expect a princess to dress... but then again, neither did Euca...
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Lucca suddenly took a step forwards and pitched something at Marle who caught it out of the air. The... Gate Key? "Use that to get to Medina and back, Princess Nadia! It'll be faster than even flying across the ocean!" She chuckled a bit. "Besides, with our group growing as it is... and after the crisis we had before, I've decided to make another Gate Key!" Lucca reached into her pocket to reveal a half finished scepter in the style of the first key. Once again, her genius was on full display.

"Actually, Lucca... I wanted to ask you if you could help the tailor with my suit." You reached into one of your pockets, pulling out a few fragments of your Saiyan Armor. "My armor was destroyed in that battle with Nizbel, but it's one of the most advanced and protective materials that I know of. I was wondering if you could replicate it." You're really hoping that she can do more than just replicate the armor. You're sort of hoping she'll be able to do something with it.

"Hmm?" She quickly rushed over to inspect the armor fragments before using a magnifier that was seemingly built into her helmet to take a closer look at the remains of your armor. "What a strange composition... I think I can replicate it though, but... I'll have to substitute one of the metals used in the creation with elemental plate."

"Elemental plate?" You question her, and she smiles.

That's right! I have some left at my workshop, but basically, it's metal that has been finely attuned to a certain elemental disposition! It's very rare stuff, but... being given the opportunity to analyze space armor s even rarer! Of course, I have four varieties of the stuff right now, so... you're going to need to pick which one you'd like me to include into your armor..."

>>What will Rettace choose?
>Red Plate (Immunity to all Fire Magic attacks as well as the ability to resist extreme heat.)
>Blue Plate (Immunity to all Water and Ice Magic attacks as well as the ability to resist extreme cold and breathe longer underwater)
>White Plate (Immunity to all Light Magic attacks as well as immunity to electrocution and increased resistance to attacks from divine sources.)
>Black Plate (Immunity to all Shadow Magic attacks as well as increased resistance against attacks from demonic sources.)
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4949772
>Water plate

Water plus ice? Sign us up
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>>4949772
>>Black Plate (Immunity to all Shadow Magic attacks as well as increased resistance against attacks from demonic sources.)

I feel like this is best for if either of the Onis ever rampage too hard and start friendly firing, or if we end up fighting the mom after we've taken care of Lavos.
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>>4949772
>White Plate (Immunity to all Light Magic attacks as well as immunity to electrocution and increased resistance to attacks from divine sources.)
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>>4949772
>Red Plate (Immunity to all Fire Magic attacks as well as the ability to resist extreme heat.)
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>>4949772
>Black Plate (Immunity to all Shadow Magic attacks as well as increased resistance against attacks from demonic sources.)
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>Black Plate (Immunity to all Shadow Magic attacks as well as increased resistance against attacks from demonic sources.)

Imagine the team strats we can set up, locking enemies down for our half-Sayain half-demon allies to finish off by nuking our location with dark magic?
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You know, I might have suggested that we should consider taking Frog along with us but on second thought he would make a pretty good Kami. He is noble and strong enough for the job
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"The Black Plate sounds interesting, Lucca. If you can recreate my armor using that, I'd be most appreciative." You didn't know whether or not the increased resistance to demonic sources would apply to Sycam and Euca or not, but it really couldn't hurt to at least see if it did. Besides, while you didn't really know what Shadow Magic entailed all that well, it was apparently a Darkness aligned magic, and according to Lucca, what the Demon Lord Magus would most likely be wielding against everyone.

"Fantastic! Then let me just head home real quick and I'll grab some things! It shouldn't take me more than a few minutes to get there and back!" Lucca suddenly took off out of the castle and left you alone with the king and his chancellor, with Marle and Parzlee gone to grab Frog and Crono, there really wasn't much that you could do in the castle. So you decided to spend some time learning to compress your Ki into a smaller ball after excusing yourself from the throne room to wait for Lucca's return.

Of course, there wasn't even much time for that, as before you had managed to even make any progress at all, a flustered red-faced Lucca returned to the castle with the equipment and resources she needed from her workshop.

She was panting for oxygen when she returned, but she quickly regained her usual composure. "Oh good, the tailor isn't here yet!" She seemed relieved to know that she had managed to get to her workshop and back before the royal tailor had even arrived. Eventually though the tailor did arrive, and you were led to his workshop in the castle, which was full of all sorts of expensive looking fabrics. He did seem quite displeased by Lucca deciding to claim a corner of his workshop, but he didn't say anything about it.

So there, while the tailor was busy creating you a tunic to fit your body that matched the color of your pants, Lucca was busy with the remnants of your armor as well as her own provided black plates, melting down both of them into a composite before pouring the composite metal into a mold that she had prepared, it had clearly taken the typical Saiyan chest-plate design into account too, the mold itself was almost a perfect replication of your old set of armor!

You kept watching Lucca as she started to finish working on your armor, and though the tailor finished long before she did, he didn't dare say anything about her continuing to use his workshop as a forge.
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Finally, it was done, and Lucca was putting the finishing touches on the armor with a smile on her face. "And done!" She held the armor out to you, it was almost pure black, but it was trimmed with silver. You aren't sure if the silver trim held any purpose, or if it was just for decorative purposes. Lucca seemed immensely pleased with the creation though. "It's a masterpiece, if I do say so myself. I managed to keep the elastic nature and durability of the space metal you gave me in addition to perfectly incorporating the mystical properties of the Black Plate into the armor! It's a miracle of a composite metal, and without your help, it might've never been invented!" You looked at the armor for a few more seconds before slipping it on over your head, and it was just as elastic as normal Saiyan Armor felt. Perfect.

You did a few stretches in your new outfit. Your white underclothes weren't constrictive at all, you purposely had the tailor keep them relatively baggy so that you weren't constrained by your own outfit in a fight. Meanwhile, the Black Armor you wore was a perfect fit thanks to the elasticity. "Fantastic, Lucca. This is just what I needed." This type of armor should be useful for going up against the Demon Lord Magus too, and any other demon that you might encounter in 600CE. Apparently, this Magus not only created Lavos, but he also led an army of demons.

"I'm glad that you like it... I uh... I wanted to..." Before Lucca could finish her question, a man suddenly burst into the tailor's workshop.

"Ah, there you are Sir Rettace. The King wishes to inform you that the rest of your companions have arrived, there was a brief period of confusion for a moment, but it appears that things have all been cleared up now that the King has been made aware that Sir Crono was a member of your company." Huh? Did something happen? You looked at Lucca, who just shrugged.

"Crono was almost executed not too long ago, but he managed to break himself out. Turns out that the Chancellor was trying to have him executed for... well actually I'm not quite sure why Yakra's descendant tried to have him executed, actually." Lucca shrugged. "Eventually, we ended up escaping from the Castle through a Time Gate and that was how we ended up visiting 2300CE, seeing all the destruction and finding out about Lavos."
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"I see..." Nearly being executed wrongfully? It's something of a surprise that Crono isn't more upset with the kingdom for this, but... despite being quiet, the kid did seem good at heart. So did everyone who had set out to save the world with him, actually. It was odd seeing such good hearted people setting out to save a world. What would a Saiyan who had foreseen destruction do? You wonder that for a moment, would they set out to save the future? Would they flee and save their own life? You didn't really know what you'd do yourself... well, you were going out of your way to save a world that wasn't your own right now. You could've just gone against Kami's request, but... you're a man of your word. You couldn't just turn your back on this world when you had agreed to save it. You still had your pride and honor as a warrior to keep. Saiyans were a race of mercenaries, if they were manipulative with the truth, then nobody would ever trust them enough to hire them. "Well, let's get going then, we wouldn't want to miss the feast, would we?"

Lucca follows you out of the workshop as you in turn follow the chauffeur to the hall of the castle. He takes you near the front of the table with the rest of your group. Marle is wearing clothing that is more suited to her true identity as Princess Nadia, much to her chagrin. She's seated the closest to her farther at the head of the table. Next to her is Crono, then Parzlee... oddly though, there's no Frog in sight. You take a seat next to Parzlee, and Lucca takes her seat next to you.

A few seconds after you take your seat, Crono speaks. "Frog said he'd be staying outside, he doesn't want to cause a scene with his appearance. Even if they didn't mistake him for a monster, he said he didn't wish to explain to everyone why he looked like a frog." Why... did he look like a frog? You kind of felt it rude to ask.

"Understood. After this feast, we'll go and take care of the Demon Lord. I take it the reforging of the Grandleon was successful?" You ask Crono, who nods.

"It was. I've never seen a blade like it either. It... radiates energy." Crono seemed to have only praise for the Grandleon. Though you weren't a swordsman yourself, you did kind of want to see what this blade was like. Would it increase Frog's power? Or was it simply a high quality blade? You supposed finding out would have to wait.

Eventually, the feast started to be served, as dozens of servers came out with all manner of dishes, your felt your stomach growl at the sight of all the food...

>>What will Rettace do?
>Restrain yourself, do not eat too fast.
>Restrain yourself and tell Parzlee to do the same, you're both honored guests.
>Eat like a Saiyan does. You're starving.
>Try to find a reasonable balance between eating like a Saiyan and eating with some dignity.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4950010
>>Eat like a Saiyan does. You're starving.
Gobble...Snarf...Smack...
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>>4950010
>>Try to find a reasonable balance between eating like a Saiyan and eating with some dignity.
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>>4950010
>Try to find a reasonable balance between eating like a Saiyan and eating with some dignity.
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>>4950010
>Eat like a Saiyan does. You're starving.
We will not betray our heritage
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>>4950010
>Eat like a Saiyan does. You're starving.

GLORIOUS TRADITION
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>>4950010
>Restrain yourself and tell Parzlee to do the same, you're both honored guests.
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Gonna call the vote and start writing in 10 minutes.
In fact, for today, the vote will be called automatically an hour after the update.
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You really should hold back, but... you haven't eaten for quite some time, and you simply can't resist the feast laid out before you. Your Saiyan blood demands you feed your body, and do so as quickly as possible. It's clear that Parzlee isn't even facing the same dilemma you are though, as almost immediately as there is food in reach, she starts stuffing her face. You sigh at the display or your squad-mate, and realize that there was never going to be a chance that two Saiyans being given a feast weren't going to take full advantage of things, so why even bother trying to hold yourself back?

You grabbed a leg of meat and ate it as quickly as you possibly could, not even really chewing it as you tore the tender meat from the bone. After eating the leg of meat, you claimed an entire pie for yourself, then some variety of meat tart, then a large fish, then another large cut of meat...

-Some time later-

"What do you mean that we're out of food?!" The king was yelling at the royal cook, who looked worried. Instead of more dishes being brought out, the cook himself had come.

"W-well my liege, you see... we only keep enough food in stock for maybe two or three feasts, but... between those two, they've eaten all that!" The cook explained things to the king, who held his head in his hands. At some point, Crono, Marle and Lucca had finished eating in favor of just staring at you and Parzlee, you had both eaten at least two dozen people's worth of food each... a Saiyan's metabolism wasn't something to be underestimated at all.

"Don't worry about it! I'm full now anyway." You wouldn't need to eat for some time now that you were fully satiated by the feast, and Saiyans did tend to fight at their best on full stomachs. In fact, while it hadn't happened to you so far, you'd even heard stories that a Saiyan who was starving would be barely half of his usual strength! You however knew that this was something to be avoided, so you made a habit of eating where and when you could, even if it wasn't a tremendous amount like you ate here. "What about you, Parzlee?" You ask your second in command, who looks at you with a smirk.

"Yeah... pretty much... hey boss, now that we've reunited and we've both gotten a little stronger, how about a friendly spar? I have these potions to heal us now too!" Suddenly, you find yourself being challenged to a match by your second in command, and you had to admit that you were at least a little interested in how her power might've grown. She wouldn't be a foe as insurmountably difficult to defeat as Spekkio at least, in fact her power was actually lower than your own right now!

>>What will Rettace do?
>Accept Parzlee's request to spar.
>Refuse Parzlee, you still have missing allies to find.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4950095
>Accept Parzlee's request to spar.
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>>4950095
>Refuse Parzlee, you still have missing allies to find.
Absolutely!... After we've got our allies back. There are some adversaries on this planet even stronger than an Oozaru, after all. Khive could be in serious danger.
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>>4950095
>On one condition. Loser has to do the Tuffle Dance.
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>>4950124
Wait fuck i should call it the tuffle shuffle
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>>4950095
Fuck it, supporting this, it's too good, kek >>4950124
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>>4950095
>>4950124
+1
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>>4950124
Support.
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>>4950095
Supporting>>4950124
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>>4950124
>>4950126
The fuck is a tuffle dance/shuffle?
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>>4950146
I assume This, lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5whaRkuipU
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>>4950146
It’s a mystery, my friend. But i know one thing for sure:
It’s definitely embarassing.
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Ok then, let's get this party started
>1d100 best of 4
>Low DC 35 Mid DC 50 High DC 75
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Rolled 20 (1d100)

>>4950151
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yCehRYA6oXg It could even be this monstrosity!
>>4950155
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>>4950155
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Rolled 70 (1d100)

>>4950155
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>4950155
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"Alright then, Parzlee, I'll spar you... on one condition..." You smirked at the girl. Once, when you were kids, you, Scalli, Parzlee and Khive all visited a Tuffle City together. One thing led to another, and the four of you ended up swept into some sort of Tuffle stage play accidentally... or... well, it was Parzlee's idea to sneak in, and for whatever reason, the rest of you just indulged her back then. Of course, when you were actually inside the theater, no amount of Saiyan training could've prepared you for what you saw.

Tuffle men and women pranced about the stage with practiced grace that you thought impossible for Tuffles, twisting, turning and pirouetting all the while. The women wore short pink dresses while the men wore full black near skintight suits. It was only later that you discovered that the dance you saw was something called 'Ballet' and it was something of a favorite of the Tuffles. It was safe to say that none of you enjoyed the experience, yet at the same time, the four of you watched the performance to the end. You don't know if it was because your young minds were enraptured by the Ballet or if you had all simply at the time decided that whoever looked away first was a wimp, but it remains that you all watched the entire show, and it had become a popular forfeit among your original squad back in the training camp to do the 'Tuffle Dance', which involved usually dressing up as accurately as you could as one of the performers and prancing around like one of them. The performance was usually terrible, but at the same time, it was hilarious to the three not doing the forfeit... it was a personal point of pride that you had never been forced to go through with the Tuffle Dance yourself in all of your training.

"The condition is that the loser has to do the Tuffle Dance." You smile at Parzlee, and the smile on her own face swiftly disappears.

"So much for a friendly competition, boss..." The smile returns to her face with almost a savage fierceness. "But if you want me to beat your ass, then I'll be more than happy to teach you a lesson!" She cracks her knuckles. "Oi! King! There a training arena around here we can practice against each other in?"

"Y-you can't possibly be prepared to train when you have just eaten so much!" The Chancellor voiced his concerns, but the king simply shook his head at the chancellor before answering, even though you had eaten far too much, he still had to be polite to his guests, you did save the kingdom after all... well, Parzlee did, but she technically works for you... of course, you'd be the first to give her the credit. Even if she does work for you, stealing the credit for something you didn't do just rubs you up the wrong way.
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"Yes, there is a training area that is usually reserved for the guards!" He pointed out of the throne room and towards a downwards facing set of stairs. "Just descend those and turn right before heading down a set of stairs. The area is... quite small, as it's usually used for the knights to train their swordplay." The King explains, and Parzlee shrugs.

"Fine by me." She started to walk in the direction the king pointed before turning back to look at you. "Oi, boss. No Ki attacks, alright? Wouldn't want to damage the place... this building clearly ain't rated for that level of power to be thrown around. Physical strikes and grabs only... and it'll be ring out."

"Fine by me, Parzlee." Parzlee be it through luck or planning... probably luck, had managed to have things set up to be more beneficial to her. The sparring arena being small would mean that your normal fighting style of trickery and deceit wouldn't work altogether very well. Your best plans usually allow you to get some breathing space from your opponent. Being up close and personal at all times with somebody like Parzlee was terribly dangerous for that reason. Especially for somebody like you, and especially with the restriction on Ki Attacks not being allowed. Still, you were confident that you could defeat her.

It didn't take long for you and your second-in-command to make it down to the guard's training arena, and Lucca, Marle and Crono had decided to come with you to watch the spar too! Lucca and Marle were clearly still gobsmacked at you and Parzlee's ability to eat such incredible volumes of food, and you thought you heard Lucca mumbling something to herself about extreme alien metabolism at one point.

Soon enough, you were both standing on one side of a small arena, a circle of sand with a thick circle of rope surrounding the border to show the limits of the arena. One step outside of the arena would be an immediate forfeit. There were barely ten meters between you and Parzlee, and the girl stretched as she prepared herself for the fight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rT2lrnY1Go

"OK you two... get ready... and fight!" Marle had taken it upon herself to be the referee of the fight, and almost as soon as the word 'fight' left her mouth, Parzlee sprang into action, charging towards you with a tackle meant to knock you straight out of the arena! You saw the tackle in time and managed to dodge out of the way, but you committed too much to your dodge and were unable to take advantage of Parzlee being off balance near the edge of the arena from her failed attempt at a tackle, so you simply rolled away and got back to your feet.
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"Not bad, Parzlee. Trying to take me by surprise?" You looked at your second-in-command with serious eyes. Parzlee was an incredibly dangerous foe, no doubt about it, but you still had a power advantage against her... or at least that's what your scouter said...

>>What will Rettace do?
>Goad her into a direct clash of power.
>Trick her into another tackle and then trip her up and push her out of the arena.
>Strike at her limbs and weaken her so you can throw her out the normal way.
>Try to throw her upwards into the ceiling, win by technicality.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4950215
>>Other(Write-in)
Taunt her into attacking directly, but hide energy mines under our feet, and move to dodge and blow her out of the arena with the mines when she attacks.
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>>4950228
>and move to dodge and blow her out of the arena with the mines when she attacks.
We agreed on no ki.
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>>4950230
Oh shit, this is what I get for skimming.
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>>4950215
>>4950228
So uh, scratch that, pardon my dumbassery.

>Trick her into another tackle and then trip her up and push her out of the arena.

She's better with striking limbs and pressure points than us, so that's probably gonna end badly if we pick it, and since she's more of a physical build, outright throwing her or using a direct clash would probably be bad for us.
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>>4950228
Can't do that. Those are Ki attacks, hence illegal in this match.

Hmm, >>4950213
I think we should play with a double feint. Going for a high hit, side hit, then opposite low trip to get her out of the arena.
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>>4950215
>Try to throw her upwards into the ceiling, win by technicality.
Just the right amount of trickery
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>>4950215
>Trick her into another tackle and then trip her up and push her out of the arena.
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>>4950215
>Try to throw her upwards into the ceiling, win by technicality.
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think the vote is tied, come on guys.
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>>4950356
fine, I change to support throw up.>>4950241


still think we should feignt though
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Alright
1d100 bo4.
DC 75
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Rolled 20 (1d100)

>>4950499
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>4950499
Let's go!
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>4950499
prepare to dance, parzlee
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>4950499
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>>4950516
>>4950507
DANCE, PARZLEE, DANCE
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"You know me, and I know you. You'd have to be stupid if you thought I was going to give you any time to think of a plan to beat me." Your second-in-command once again got into position to charge at you, and you responded by getting into your own fighting position, though... you used the momentary lull in the combat in order to glimpse briefly into the future in order to perfectly predict her next move. She'd charge forwards and then attempt a feint before following up on the feint with a powerful roundhouse kick that would send you spiralling out of the arena. If you didn't see it coming, it would be a strategy that would be sure to grant her victory, however...

"Oh Parzlee... you've already given me all the time I need." You smirk at the girl in order to taunt her into attacking, and of course, she acts exactly as you would expect her too. You've known Parzlee for far too long, and because of that, your specific brand of fighting by playing on your opponent's weaknesses shone. While Parzlee attempted to fight in order to mitigate your strengths, you could fight in an attempt to exacerbate her weaknesses. Namely, she was quite hot-heated when she was taunted, and it was fairly easy to bait her into attacking, even now, when she should realize that caution would be necessary, she charged at you, preparing her feint and her follow-up.

"We'll see about that, boss!" The girl zipped towards you, acting exactly as your vision had foreseen her acting. While you couldn't rely on your ability to glimpse the future that much in a normal fight, as it was really only something you could use once or twice before the pain from the ensuing headache and temporary moment of distraction in a fight from using it would spell your undoing, it was still a tremendously powerful tool in your arsenal that allowed for the effortless dismantling of a Trump Card, if one were predicted. Of course, against opponents that you were unfamiliar with, it was... almost certainly going to be far more dangerous to use the ability effectively. For the best results, it had to be used in the exact moment before they would make their attack, otherwise you'd likely have your vision cut off half-way through an attack and be just as vulnerable to feints if not more than usual because of it.

As she attempted her feint, you pretended to be startled, though when her follow-up roundhouse kick came, you blocked it effortlessly with one arm before using both of your arms to grab her leg and start to spin the girl, who made noises of confusion at the sudden choice of disorienting movements on your part. "Sorry, Parzlee! But this is one more win for me!" Instead of launching her out of the ring with your spin though, you instead launched the girl upwards to crash into the ceiling.
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Even despite the spinning, Parzlee managed to recover from her disorientation in time to try to cancel her vertical momentum and stop herself in the air. Almost managing to stop herself entirely while upside down, but unfortunately, it simply wasn't enough, because just as she manages to stop herself in the air, her boots click softly against the ceiling and Marle steps forwards.

"That's it! Ring Out! The match is over! Rettace wins!" Marle announces your victory only a moments after Parzlee managed to get herself a ring-out through touching the ceiling. Then again, you doubt that it would've helped her much even if she was actually taking the ring-out rule into account for the roof. You threw her upwards with such velocity that it was simply impossible for her to slow herself fast enough to avoid crashing into the ceiling.

"W-what?!" Parzlee sounded reasonably frustrated at Marle's keen eye noticing that she lost, but the girl only crosses her arms. Marle's face is one of an unbiased impassive judge. A perfect face for one who may in the future be ruling a country. Parzlee couldn't argue against such a solemn declaration of her loss, and had no choice but to peacefully accept her loss to you.

"You heard me, Parzlee. You lost. Your feet touched an area outside the battle ring, so therefore that means that Rettace is the winner. Even if you weren't thrown against a wall or the floor. The ceiling still counts as a surface." Parzlee looks shocked for a moment at having forgotten such a simple fact of the battle, and realizes that she took her movement options for granted at that very moment in the battle.

"Then... damn it! No way, I can't lose this... I can't... Boss... Rettace... you... you're not actually going to force me to do that dance in front of everyone, are you?" She already had a faint blush of embarrassment on her face at the very idea of being forced to perform the Tuffle Dance, and you crossed your arms as you looked at her, expression unchanging.

"You knew what you were sparring with on the line, Parzlee. This is the traditional forfeit of our squad." You weren't having much mercy for the woman, who looked desperate now.
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"But... that was when we were kids! You can't expect me to do something so... embarrassing now! Aren't we supposed to be trained warriors? The Elite of the Saiyans? Would you... really have me act as a dancing jester for your amusement?" She sounded like she really didn't want to do the dance. She must've thought that she was going to be able to defeat you, and you do feel a little bit bad about how things ended up... maybe you should let her off this time? It was embarrassing to reduce an Elite Saiyan to a dancing clown for your own amusement, and it wasn't like the rest of the squad were around to laugh about it either...

>>What will Rettace do?
>Tell Parzlee she has to do it in front of everyone.
>Tell Parzlee that she can do the dance in private if that would make her feel better.
>Tell Parzlee that you'll let her off, but she owes you a favor.
>Tell Parzlee that you'll just let her off. You just wanted to motivate her.
>Other(Write-In)
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Oh and 4 anons roll me 2d200.
A very small PL boost for winning a non-serious fight
That was the last update for the night.
See ya, thread.
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Rolled 170, 51 = 221 (2d200)

>>4950571
>Tell Parzlee that you'll just let her off. You just wanted to motivate her.
>>4950573
Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'~!
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>>4950571
>Tell Parzlee that you'll let her off, but she owes you a favor.
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Rolled 21, 15 = 36 (2d200)

>>4950573
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Rolled 105, 14 = 119 (2d200)

>>4950571
>>Tell Parzlee that you'll let her off, but she owes you a favor.

>>4950573
Big dice
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Rolled 167, 151 = 318 (2d200)

>>4950573
YEAAAAAAAAAAART!

>Tell Parzlee that you'll let her off, but she owes you a favor.
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>>4950571
>Tell Parzlee she has to do it in front of everyone.
A deal's a deal, Parzlee! And a Saiyan always honors a deal.
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>>4950732
Might make her do it in front of the squad later. Just seems mean to humiliate her in front of these humans who think her a great hero.
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>>4950571
>Tell Parzlee that you'll let her off, but she owes you a favor.
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>>4950738
Jokes on you, tuffle ballet is probably what these people are into.
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>>4950571
>Tell Parzlee that you'll let her off, but she owes you a favor.
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>>4950571
>Tell Parzlee that you'll just let her off. You just wanted to motivate her.
I like Rettace's interactions with his squad.
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Hey Wukong, can we get an Equipment page?
And maybe a page to track squadmates abilities?
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>>4950571
>Of course not. We will just have to wait until your sister is here to enjoy it too.

Deal is a deal, but I am contented to wait until we are more private.
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>>4950571
>>4950977
This is acceptable
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>>4950977
>>4951129
We should probably let her sweat for a few seconds, a shit eating grin will strike more fear into her than staring down Freeza
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>>4950969
Well, when there's more to track, I might make an Equipment sheet for Rettace and his squad.
Squadmate abilities, I might work on that page.
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"Alright, fine. You don't have to do the dance, Parzlee..." You decide you may as well be merciful to the girl after all. It would be far too embarrassing to have her prance around like one of those Tuffle dancers in front of people that consider her a hero. You're not nearly cruel enough to do something like that, especially not to one of your best friends like Parzlee. Saiyans might've been ruthless in actual combat against their enemies, but in general, they would fiercely protect that which they cared for... if they found something they cared about, at least. While it might be momentarily amusing to make Parzlee prance around and do a silly dance as the forfeit, you really don't see it as necessary. "But you owe me a favor, alright?"

The tension seems to sink out of Parzlee's body as she realizes that you weren't going to make her go through with the dance after all. "Oh... for a moment there, I really thought you were going to make me go through with it, boss..." She looks to the side and away from you for a moment. "Thanks for uh.... thanks for not following through with making me go through with it."

"Don't think anything of it, Parzlee. It was mostly just to get you to fight at your best." While you may have actually made her go through with it if she hadn't raised her issues with it, as she really didn't want to do the dance, you had no problem in changing the forfeit into her just owing you a favor... then again, as you were her Squad Leader, she'd really have to do basically whatever you ended up asking her to do anyway, so having a favor wasn't really that crucial. Still, you supposed that when the three of you... or well... five, now, you supposed. But when you all returned to Planet Vegeta, it wasn't like the Squad Dynamic was actually going to be in effect there. You might've been their superior officer, but you didn't just get to order them to do anything you wanted whenever you wanted, that would be ridiculous.

"Well... the fight wasn't nearly as long as I was hoping it would be, but I want to hear if you have any feedback for me... where do you think I went wrong?" Clearly she was looking to patch the holes in her fighting style with your advice, but you didn't really have all that much to offer her... though you supposed...
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"Well, for one, I'd suggest being just a little less predictable with your attacks. I know that might be an unfair thing to say when I have the ability Kami gave me to view the future for a brief period, but it's only thanks to knowing you and being able to predict when to use that power that I am able to get any real usage out of it." Really, if she managed to trick your future sight by running out the clock with feints or tricking you into thinking she was going to attack and then pulling back, you'd fast bring your ability to temporarily glimpse the future to its limits and be prevented from using it further. "Especially against me, while it might seem that the best way to defeat somebody like me would be a frantic rush to defeat me, that was actually the opposite of what you should've done... I'm not saying not to charge in, but charging in without a solid plan to defeat me was what led to your defeat." If she had more of a plan, your opportunity to grab her and throw her into the air would likely have never come.

"So... you're saying that I should just... plan out my attacks a little better?" It was about the best advice that you could give her. She had a lot of raw power, but power needs a direction to truly be dangerous. Of course, that wasn't just a metaphor. Ki projected outwards all around you in an omnidirectional fashion was not only incredibly costly as an attack, but also practically guaranteed to be less effective than just wiping out your foe with a beam of energy instead. That was the suggestion you were trying to give Parzlee. To better make use of her natural physical strength required her not to just charge in when it came to a fight... of course, she was getting there slowly, as evidenced by her usage of feints in your battle with her, but there was always room for improvement. Her inability to knock you out of the ring was proof enough of that.

"Pretty much, Parzlee... I'm not saying that you should prepare the follow-up attack in advance just in case things don't go to plan, but you should have at least two or three possible follow-ups in mind for every attack you make. Of course, you're a good fighter, so you already knew that, but... if you can do more than just think of your next moves, and instead think of both your own moves and your opponent's moves, you can set your opponents up to fall for a trap where they are left defenseless!" That was usually your philosophy in battle, at least, and one of the reasons why your ability to temporarily glimpse the future was such a useful ability to you. The ability to perfectly predict your opponent's next move had a power that wasn't to be understated, especially for somebody like you. The ability to glimpse the future was simply one that was terrifyingly powerful for a fighter like you, and there was really no telling how deadly you might end up becoming if you ended up finding a way to extend the time you could glimpse the future for.
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"Well... now that that's over. Should we get going to 600CE? We still need to beat Magus and stop Lavos." Crono spoke up, he seemed just slightly impatient as he brought up the fact that your group was technically wasting time, seeing as you still needed to defeat Magus. Personally, you were a little disappointed in the idea of killing Lavos' creator in order to avoid doing battle with the beast itself, but that was the plan that the group of Time Travelers had agreed on. Your Saiyan blood kind of wanted to see what sort of strength Lavos itself held, but perhaps it really was as insurmountably powerful as they feared and fighting against it was just impossible. Perhaps it was a legendary sort of strength possessed only by something like the Super Saiyan of Legend? You just didn't know right now, and likely wouldn't know unless the opportunity to scan Lavos with your Scouter appeared.

>>What will Rettace say?
>"Right, there's nothing else I need to do here. Let's go fight Magus, The sooner he's defeated, the sooner I can reunite with the rest of my allies."
>"Are you all sure that you're ready? I think we all ought to do a little bit of training before taking on Magus. I think I can teach you three a few things... Frog too!"
>"Actually... Lucca... do you have any more of those plates? With just the remnants of my armor, you managed to make an entire new suit for me... so do you think you can use Parzlee's Saiyan Armor to make armor for two or maybe three more people?"
>"Actually... how about we train a little? Me and Parzlee vs you three. We'll find some place to make it a proper spar too! Last one standing wins!"
>Other(Write-in...)
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>>4951167
>I wish to reach my ally before taking on this demon lord magnus. She is the final member of my squad we can reach and shall be exceedingly useful, much as Parzlee is.

Lets not forget, team reuninted then magnus murdering.
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>>4951173
same time period of course, but we must find her.
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>>4951167
>>"Are you all sure that you're ready? I think we all ought to do a little bit of training before taking on Magus. I think I can teach you three a few things... Frog too!"
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>>4951167
>"Are you all sure that you're ready? I think we all ought to do a little bit of training before taking on Magus. I think I can teach you three a few things... Frog too!"
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OK
1d100 Best of 4
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>4951229
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>4951229
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>4951229
Check my crit.
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>4951229
uh oh
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Rolled 86, 90 = 176 (2d100)

Let's see if Parzlee is any better as a teacher than you are.
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>>4951173
Wouldnhave supported this, and after training I still thinkw e should do this.
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Sorry about the delay for the update, it's 5 posts long.
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>>4951453
Ok I lied, it's 7 posts long and over 3000 words.
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"Are you all sure that you're ready? I think we all ought to do a little bit of training before taking on Magus. I think I can teach you three a few things... Frog too!" It was in everyone's best interests if they were all as powerful as they could possibly be before you went off to fight a Demon Lord... you didn't quite know how powerful Magus was supposed to be, but after your first battle against Nizbel, you couldn't afford to become complacent. That was a fight that you only won through relying upon an experimental technique that allowed you to wield the power of an Oozaru without using a Full Moon, though now that you knew that your Power Ball technique worked, you, Parzlee, Khive and even Euca and Sycam would be far more powerful than normal... of course, with non-Saiyans like Crono and his friends around, it was unsafe for anybody but your or Parzlee to utilize the form of the Oozaru. Khive, Euca and Sycam had yet to receive the training that would allow them to control themselves in the form, and they'd almost certainly target the non-Saiyans.

"Huh, you're offering to train us?" Crono looked at you in surprise, and you crossed your arms.

"Well... it's more like teaching you, actually. You all have access to that magic of yours, and I'm sure that it's very powerful, but I can teach you another means to attack your opponents, and hopefully, another means to defeat Magus." You were planning to teach the group how to use their Ki, of course, they were powerful enough already that just knowing how to manipulate their Ki ought to give them a great boost in strength alone.

"Then... Oh! I know! Why don't we train in Spekkio's arena! I'm sure he won't be that bothered by us using his arena as a training ground, it's what it exists for after all!" Marle suddenly brought up Spekkio again, and you briefly recalled the horrible beatdown you had received from the shapeshifting deity. He was far too powerful for you to handle, but that did beg the question of why he didn't go and defeat Magus himself... he mentioned that he wasn't as powerful as Lavos, but from what you've gathered so far, the summoner is far weaker than the beast of his creation... if the option to travel in time exists, why does Spekkio not simply just go to the time before Magus has created Lavos you were heading to and defeat him there? It doesn't make sense!
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"Alright. Then let's head to the Time Gate everyone." You did a few stretches, still pumped-up from your fight with Parzlee. "Lucca, how is work on that second Gate Key? Is it still unfinished? I thought I saw you tinkering with something at the Feast Table." You had spied her working on something advanced looking on the table, and you found yourself once again marveling at the technological ingenuity of the girl. What sort of machines would the girl be able to create with the resources of the Tuffles, you wondered? It was almost worth making an offer to her to come with you just so you could see such a thing. Her skill was to such an extreme that even you had taken a great interest in it, and you were a Saiyan! While you considered yourself a step above most of your kinsmen when it came to your intellect, the fact that her prowess was great enough that even a Saiyan was impressed with her intelligence was amazing indeed!

Lucca fetched something from her pocket before adjusting her glasses and smirking. "Of course! I've already invented a single gate-key, after all! All I needed to build another one was the resources in my workshop and a little bit of time!" She then passed the key to you. "Keep it safe, OK? It's quite delicate, and... no offense, but I don't think you'll be able to repair it if it gets broken." Lucca made an accurate observation. You very much would not be able to fix a broken Gate Key. In fact, you didn't even really understand the mechanics behind how the wondrous piece of technology functioned. Other than the fact that they could open and stabilize existing rifts in time into Time Gates to allow safe travel through, you didn't really know what else the Gate Keys could do... that is if they actually had any other functions built into them. Lucca did seem like the sort of girl who enjoyed putting... quite a few too many features into her inventions, not that you were complaining at all. Her upgrades to your scouter have been fantastic.

"I'll keep that in mind, now... let's head to the End of Time, shall we?" You pocketed the Gate Key, making sure that it was kept secure in one of your pockets and that it wasn't going to fall out during combat, you all set off following Crono towards the nearest Time Gate.

"The... where?" Parzlee sounded reasonably concerned about being the End of Time being mentioned, and you turned to her with a neutral expression.

"Don't worry Parzlee, I'll get you up to speed on what the End of Time actually is on the way, alright?"

-A few minutes later-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGY0E2Za2Fg

"So... you want to use my Arena to train these four in then?" Spekkio, in the form of a small furry creature asked with a curious sounding voice, and you nodded.
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"I would've liked to have taught Robo too, but... it's a simple matter of reality that machinery can't manipulate Ki like living people can." Unfortunately, Robo had been required to sit this one out. While you had been ensured of the Robot's strength by Lucca herself, it would appear as if he would require upgrades from the aforementioned genius girl in order to become more powerful... not that you doubted Lucca's ability to strengthen the robotic warrior. Even if he was technology taken from a millennium in the future of her own race's technological development, she easily took care of the maintenance, repairs and upgrades on Robo without issue.

"So, thou art teaching us how to wield a power like but unlike magic?" Frog asked you in a strangely cryptic manner. You... didn't really know why he was talking like that, but you nodded.

"That's right, I'm going to be teaching you how to use the same power that Parzlee and myself wield. Your magic is exclusive to you as a result of this planet, however... in the rest of the universe, a great deal of people like myself and Parzlee rely on another source of energy." You generate a ball of Ki in your hand to help illustrate your point. "It's called Ki. It's the life energy of all living things, and in general, the more powerful you are, the greater your reserves of Ki, and the greater your reserves of Ki, the more powerful you are." Of course, there were exceptions to this rule, but it was a solid rule of thumb to follow. Those without the ability to manipulate their Ki would be far weaker than they should be, for that reason.

"Oh! Fantastic!" Lucca suddenly sounded excited at the prospect of learning. "So, the power source used by many aliens is life-force manifested into energy... and this is something that anybody can learn how to do? I should be taking notes..." She looked around for a pen and paper, but you shook your heads.

"You'll just have to commit this to memory, Lucca." You formed another ball of Ki in your hand. "Because next up I'm going to try to have you learn how to wield Ki for yourselves."

"R-really? Is learning how to use it really as simple as just being taught how to do it?" Marle questioned you, and you shrugged.
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"As far as I can tell, aptitude depends on race. Some races like Saiyans are born with it almost intrinsic to them. Able to manipulate their Ki from a very young age and with very little training, while for other races..." Well, namely the Tuffles... "While for other races, it is far more difficult to actually learn how to wield their Ki as a source of power. Because of that, I can't really tell how the four of you are going to get on. I want to at least make sure that the four of you can fly before we're done here though." Flight is an incredibly useful skill to have, and it also means that you and Parzlee won't be reduced to a flying taxi service for the group... though you supposed it wouldn't be quite as bad when you got Euca and Sycam back on side, at least.

"So... how do we use our Ki then?" Crono kept his words short, and you turned to the red haired youth.

"Well... first off, I want you all to close your eyes and try to reach deep into yourselves... to find the core of your being and then take grasp of it. When you've found that, I want you to try to flood it with as much power as you possibly can!" It was a simple method to try to get somebody unfamiliar with Ki able to use it, but... as you looked at the struggling faces of the four Time Travelers, you realized that you might need to change your choice of technique. "Alright! That's not working so let's-"

"Rettace, that's not going to work! You need passion to wield Ki! Obviously." Parzlee suddenly took lead, and you were totally stunned as the girl looked at the four concentrating students before she crossed her arms. "Alright you four! Open your eyes!" She commanded the four of them and they did as the female Saiyan warrior asked them to, looking at her in confusion. Then she pointed at Frog. "You! Focus on something that infuriates you and then reach into yourself once more!" Then she pointed at Crono. "Focus on something you want to protect!" Then at Marle. "Focus on something you don't want to lose!" Then finally at Lucca. "And you... focus on something that you desperately want." You didn't know what Parzlee was doing, but the girl just looked at you. "You can't just think everyone is able to be as methodological as you are when it comes to stuff like this, Boss. Learning how use Ki is... well, for most people it's a very personal thing, y'know? You might've had an easy time of it, but I can remember first manifesting my Ki back when a couple of bullies tried picking on Khive. How did you first do it?"

"Huh? I... I saw a Saiyan Warrior use a Ki Blast and I thought it would be cool if I could also do that, so I tried to and... well, I could." It was actually surprising with just how little you struggled back then to learn how to use your Ki, and you had assumed at the time that it must've just been that easy for everyone. Looks like you were wrong.
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"Well... that's... not how most people learn, boss..." Parzlee seemed surprised. Did you never tell that to her when you were in the training camps? It never really came up, you guessed. It wasn't really something that you had much interest in talking about as kids. "You normally need to focus on something that sparks a great emotion in you... sometimes, frustration about not being able to do it is enough, but other people might need to focus on something else to give them the spark they need.

"Well, if you believe you can teach them better than I can, I'll happily watch as you do." With that said, you went to stand next to Spekkio, who was clearly enjoying himself as he watched things proceed.

Surprisingly enough, Parzlee was absolutely fantastic at teaching the four of them how to wield their Ki, and in just half an hour of practice, the four of them had successfully managed to form a ball of Ki each. While the Ki Balls weren't exactly very powerful, it was still great progress, but... that wasn't all that Parzlee was teaching them.

"Now then... you've got access to that power within you, so I want you to force that power... downwards, towards and out the soles of your feet." She instructed the group as they continued focusing on their newly gained power. Suddenly Lucca began to float! Followed swiftly by Crono, Frog and finally Marle! "There we go! You're all flying now!" Parzlee smiled at her four students as they suddenly realized just what they were doing and each crashed into the ground in a heap, causing the female Saiyan to scratch the back of her head awkwardly. "Or... you were all flying. But... you lost focus. Losing focus like that in the air is a surefire way to plummet to the ground, especially if you aren't familiar with flying." Parzlee gave the four of them a warning about flight, and then clapped her hands together. "Alright, I think that'll do it for now. I taught you all you need to know to hone your skills by yourselves." Out of relative boredom, you clicked the button on the side of your Scouter to examine everyone, only to find yourself blinking in surprise at the fact that all of them had increased their Power Levels by 5000 points simply from learning how to wield Ki!

"Right. With that out of the way, let's head off then, shall we?" You gave the suggestion to leave the end of Time and head towards the year 600CE, though you did need Lucca to point out which Gate you needed to head through in order to get to the year you needed to reach, with your key, you had Lucca and Parzlee come with you. Meanwhile Crono, Marle, Robo and Frog needed two trips in order to get everyone else through with them. Already, it looked as if Lucca would need to start working on another Gate Key in order to prevent situations like this one from occurring in the future... or the past, you supposed.
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You stood in the same forest that you had been in just an hour ago, but... it was subtly different. The coloration on the trees was slightly off, and the trees themselves appeared slightly different. As if the trees were thinner and less dense than they were before. Of course, this was the past, so the ancient grove that this Gate had formed in would of course be less developed back then.

As the seven of you stood in the forest, you looked at Robo with a frown. You hadn't spoken much to the robot yet, but... one thing was pretty certain. He couldn't possibly have learned how to fly with everybody else, so... what exactly was he going to do if everyone else just flew away? "Oi. Robo. Are you sure you don't want to head back? Everyone else can fly, and you... well, you can't right?"

"Incorrect assumption. I was designed with emergency flight capabilities, although, I had not realized that there was a... more efficient means of propulsion that would allow me to make good use of it." Suddenly, Robo started to float upwards as small jets of purple flame emerged from his feet. "I shall not have any difficulties with keeping up with you. So do not worry about me." Robo sounded proud of himself... itself? Himself. Robo sounded proud of himself as he revealed his success in figuring out how to fly more efficiently, and you nodded your head.

"Well that settles it, I guess. Come on, let's get going." As you said that, you pressed the button on the side of your scouter, instructing it to search for any high power levels it could detect though... other than a fluctuating energy reading in the direction of Magus' Castle, you couldn't get a readout. It was almost as if... something was blocking your scouter in that location!

The seven of you flew across the skies for some time before you set down on a small cape overlooking the distant island that Magus' Castle was built upon. The Castle itself was an imposing building, and it was clearly visible even from this far away. "Alright... so are we just going to bust in or what?" You didn't want to waste much time, especially because it seemed like your allies might've been kept within that location. There was almost... some form of barrier around it, though your Scouter couldn't pick up on the barrier properly... it must be magic!

"Frog... I'm getting a reading of a barrier around the castle, do you know anything about it?" You decide that it would probably be for the best that you asked the expert on the time period, and Frog ribbeted involuntarily before answering.
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"I do. That is a powerful magic barrier that has been erected around Magus' entire demon castle. It is impossible to break and none can enter or exit it." Impossible to break? Somehow you kind of doubted that, but... you decided to continue listening to Frog's explanation. "There is a path that we can take to sneak through, 'tis the same path used by Magus' armies to enter and exit through the barrier. But... it is usually kept sealed behind an entire mountain that Magus has used to conceal it." Frog revealed. "If we are to get to Magus, we must breach this path and use it to reach him!" The swordsman put a hand on his blade proudly. "I would like to put the Grandleon to use in order to open the blocked path. Mine blade has a special affinity against Magus and the foul evil that he wields, it should cleave through whatever protective enchantments he has weaved upon the mountain." Frog revealed that he did have a plan, but you weren't entirely certain if it was the best plan to go for.

You didn't know if the barrier was truly impassable, after all, and it might just be possible to break through the barrier with your strength... or you supposed that you could see about relying upon the armor that Lucca gave you to break through yourself... Of course, without knowing how powerful Magus actually was, it would be terribly foolish to go and confront him alone. Still, you had a few options...

>>What attack plan will you go for?
>Attempt to break through the magical barrier by force, your armor should assist you.
>Have Frog cut open the path to Magus' castle and follow his original plan.
>Just blow Magus' castle away with your most powerful beam attack and have everyone else assist you.
>Open the cave pathway to Magus' Castle yourself.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4951532
>>Have Frog cut open the path to Magus' castle and follow his original plan.
Best to move as a unit.

Also I don't want to miss out on one of the coolest moments from CT.
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>>4951532
>Have Frog cut open the path to Magus' castle and follow his original plan.
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>>4951532
>Have Frog cut open the path to Magus' castle and follow his original plan.
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>>4951532
>Have them cut open a path.
>Once inside, burn them death.
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>>4951532
>Have Frog cut open the path to Magus' castle and follow his original plan.
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>>4951532
>>Have Frog cut open the path to Magus' castle and follow his original plan.
Frog's plan is good enough, no need to do fancy shit that we dunno will work.
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>>4951532
>Have Frog cut open the path to Magus' castle and follow his original plan.
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"Well, I don't see any problem with your plan, Frog. We'll go with that. You're sure you can destroy the obstacle in our way without help?" You don't know just how much power it's going to need to break through, after all. Of course, at your level of strength you could likely create an attack powerful enough to destabilize a planet's core and destroy the entire planet from the ensuing reaction, but with magic involved as it is, it's more than possible that even somebody with as much strength as you would be unable to break through whatever defenses that Magus may have created for his castle. Up until you get a good look at Magus, you just won't know how powerful he is... or at least up until you're no longer being blocked by that magic barrier, anyway.

"Right! Then let us make haste to the mountain!" Frog suddenly took to the sky once again and sped towards a nearby mountain, and everyone else quickly followed him to his destination, the foot of a large gray mountain. The wind was blowing fiercely around the seven of you when you reached the foot of the mountain, and Frog, upon setting down once more, walked up to a part of the mountain and held a hand out to touch it.

Everyone else set down around Frog, who stood in silence for some time. You didn't know what he must've been thinking about as he stared at the mountain, his eyes betrayed no emotion... but that was probably because he had the outward appearance of a frog-man. His eyes weren't exactly very... emotive, at the best of times. Suddenly, Frog stopped staring at the mountain, turned around, and plunged the Grandleon into the floor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr_hIrWmHAQ

"Mine name is Glenn!" He suddenly reveals he does in fact have an actual name beyond a description of his physical appearance. "Long have I carried Cyrus's hopes and dreams, and now I bear the Grandleon as well!" Frog raised his arms upwards. "Henceforth, I claim them as my own! I shall slay the Demon Lord Magus and restore our honor both!" Frog took hold of the blade in the ground and pulled it out, raising it high to the sky, and at that moment, a tremendous amount of energy radiated from the blade, and your scouter started going haywire... 50,000, 100,000... 200,000!? The amount of energy radiating from the blade was ridiculous as it began to crackle with sparks of electricity and sent a flaring beam of light shining into the sky before it settled down a bit, and the power held within the sword settled down to around the 50,000 mark again.

You kept watching as Frog stopped holding the blade aloft and lowered it to a posture in which it could actually be used. Finally, after staring in stoic silence for a few more seconds, he raised the blade one last time and brought it down rapidly in front of the mountain, a fair distance away. You're about to question why he didn't slash the mountain itself, but before you can, your question is answered.
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A line of light suddenly manifests upon the entire mountain from top to bottom, and the entire mountain begins to pull itself apart, rocks crumble down the mountainside as the entire once-proud formation is slashed in half, and it isn't long after that that you manage to see what Frog was talking about. In the center of the base that the slashed mountain once sat is a set of stairs that lead downwards, likely the path to Magus. "Let us make haste, the final battle is upon us!" Frog suddenly sprinted into the cave, and everyone else quickly followed the enthusiastic swordsfrog.

>Roll 1d1000 Best of 4 for random encounters.
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The group of seven makes swift progress as you all wander through the cave system, it's quiet aside from the occasional drip of water from a stalactite falling onto the rocky floor of the cave. Frog and Crono both have torches they're using to light their way, but... that's not necessary for you. You just press a button on the side of your scouter and set it to night-vision mode so that you can still see exactly where you're going even despite the complete darkness... or well, the near complete darkness that isn't illuminated by the torches of Crono and Frog.

The seven of you are attacked a group of three huge bats at one point, but the fight against them was easily resolved. Crono and Frog ended up slashing one in half, and the last one was annihilated by a beam from Robo before you even got to do anything yourself. It was a slight nuisance at best. With the creatures dead, you kept moving, it didn't take long until a shining light in the distance showed the exit from the cave, and you stopped for a moment as you saw something shining out of the corner of your eye. You doubt you would've seen anything had you not been wearing your scouter, but you definitely saw it. Illuminated with a very brief glint of light was something stuck in one of the walls of the cave.

"Hold on for a second, I just want to check something." You called out to the rest of the group as you approached the glint you saw and you reached out to touch it... there was no response. Could it have just been a outcropping of reflective metal? No, it was far too uniform in shape for that. It was almost a perfect rectangle of metal that had been nearly completely embedded in the wall. With a shrug, you dug your fingers into the wall, the solid rock of the cave being ground away by your tremendous power as if it were chalk. When you had a good grip on the thing, you pulled it loose of the wall and found yourself holding a strange looking metal tablet with a blade engraved upon it... the blade looked a lot like the Grandleon, oddly.

"What did you find, Rettace?" Lucca approaches, pulling out a small device from her pocket and using it to illuminate the area around her. You... aren't going to question why she let Crono and Frog use torches to go through the cave if she had that.

"I don't know... it looks like some sort of... tablet?" It seemed to be worthless at first glance, but Lucca suddenly shook her head.

"That's a Strength Capsule!" Lucca seemed to recognize the object in your hands, revealing the name, but not anything else about what it actually was as she took it off of you and opened it up, revealing that it wasn't a tablet at all, but a metal case for a single blue and white pill.

"A... what?"
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"A Strength Capsule. It's an ancient piece of magical medicine. Nobody knows where they came from or who invented them, but, they... well, when they are eaten, they fill the person who ate them with the magic that was contained within them! There are a few different varieties of them, but this one is able to increase the physical power of whoever eats it." She explained that the object in your hand was one that would allow you to become stronger, and all you had to do was eat it! You looked at the case again with a contemplative face as you looked at the pill.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Eat the Capsule, see if Lucca is right
>Give the Capsule to somebody else to break. (Who?)
>Save the Capsule for later, you don't need to use it now.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4952305
>Eat the Capsule, see if Lucca is right
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>>4952305
>Save the Capsule for later, you don't need to use it now.
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>>4952305
>>Save the Capsule for later, you don't need to use it now.
Save it for trying to replicate it later, OR for our weakest squadmate.
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>>4952305
>For later

>>4952325
Eh, I really, genuinely, don't think we should bother trying to up the power levels of Khive. Chemical substants to get her a 100 increase could give someone else 1000, instead she should focus on her techniques to bridge the gaps.
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>>4952334
I don't think strength capsules are percentage increases.
Ingame it raises Power by 1, not 1%.
It's most substantial for weaker people.
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>>4952380
She isn't weak by any means, but in comparison to us she most certainly is.

And her power levels are a dead end to her progression. Focus on what she can weaponise.
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>>4952305
>Save the Capsule for later, you don't need to use it now.
Khive needs it more
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>>4952305
>Save it for later
For Khive or for someone else. Even Parzlee would make better use of it, being a melee combatant.
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>>4952389
>her power levels are a dead end to her progression
Cope.
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>>4952389
>keep the weak weak
>never even try to make them strong
>give up
Ouch. Poor girlie.
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>>4952632
I believe that may be a mischaracterization of anon's point, which is seemingly that Khive's aptitudes and usefulness don't lie in raw physical strength but in healing abilities and specialized techniques.

Don't give your belt of giant strength to the rogue just because their STR in lower than the barbarian.
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>>4952646
Right now, Khive is separated from us and may be in danger because of her weakness. This is not DnD. You can't always expect the party to be together, and you can't always expect to be able to protect someone weak even if we are together.
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>>4952646
>not giving the rogue the belt of giant strength so he can succeed athletics checks more easily and hang upside down from the ceiling using only his toes on the nearly sheer surface

WACK
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You close the case and put it into your pocket. "I'll save this, for now at least. I don't feel like it's worth just taking it immediately, even if I'm always looking for new ways to get stronger. Besides, Lucca, if we keep one or two of these, wouldn't it be possible to try to replicate them?" A limitless supply of medicine that permanently increased the strength of whoever consumed it would be ridiculous! Depending on the actual growth of strength that the application of the medicine allows, then... well, there's no telling how much strength that could be gained through such methods. For Saiyans, strength was strength, and not many would turn their nose up at something that allowed the immediate increase in strength like a simple pill.

"Replicate them...? Well... I've never tried my hand at creating medicines like this, but... I suppose it might be possible. Of course, pharmaceuticals are something of a... new field for me, I'm really more focused on physics and the chemistry relating to my fields of research than I am on biology, especially on magical biology. You'll understand that I've had the ability to use magic for a very limited time, I hope. With that in mind, you'll find it reasonable that I'm... still trying to work out the finer aspects of it... if it's possible at all... Of course, somebody had to have created these tablets, so..." She shrugged. "Well, I'll look into it for you, but... don't expect incredible results." Lucca didn't sound altogether that certain whether or not she'd be able to synthesize the medicine herself, but you did have some faith in the girl. She might've specialized in machinery, but somebody with as much talent as her really shouldn't be limited to just mechanical science.

"Thanks, Lucca." You didn't know if there was really going to be much personal need for the medicine for Lucca after Magus was defeated and Lavos' creation was foiled, but for you personally, it would be excellent to have. Especially because you knew that there were beings out there with far more power than you have. The Ginyu force for example were terrifyingly powerful, and while you were quite confident you could take on the team using the power of the Oozaru, that still left you open to them either destroying your Power Ball or the Moon depending on which power source you were relying upon, or worse, cutting off your tail. While you'd overpower even their captain as a mighty Oozaru, you still had a glaring weak-point in the form of your tail, and even if you weren't previously aware, it wouldn't take a genius to figure out that they could slice your tail clean off. It was a frustrating weakness to have, but so long as you didn't get distracted, you wouldn't allow it be cut off. After all, you could sense energy now, so being snuck up on shouldn't be possible unless your enemy had the ability to perfectly hide their Ki from you.
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With the medicine issue dealt with for now, the seven of you left the cave and were finally on Magus' island. Ahead of you laid a dense foreboding forest with a tremendously tall castle that was more like a Tuffle skyscraper than anything else towering above everything around it, atop the largest tower sat a gigantic stone dragon. It would be an impressive structure even for scientifically advanced societies, which makes it even more impressive that such a building was created here. Then again, you supposed that with the advantage of magic, they must've skipped a few steps that would otherwise have been impossible to do.

"We are almost at Magus' castle now! Let us hurry before the Demon notices what we are up to!" Frog started a charge towards the castle, and you felt like reminding him that he could fly... but then again, flight was a powerful trump card to have hidden. If Magus and his minions weren't aware of your power to take to the air, then being able to reveal that power might just be able to tip the scale of a fight in your favor! Everyone followed Frog as he charged through the forest, and soon enough you all made it to the gate of the Demon Lord's Castle. The gates themselves were unmanned, after all, why would they need guards when the entire island was surrounded by a barrier that couldn't be passed?

Of course, now that you were past the barrier, you could actually use your scouter to see if there were any Power Levels of note, and immediately you got results. Multiple power-levels all above 20,000, and one far above the rest! The highest must belong to Magus himself.

The seven of you finally entered the castle, the first thing you noticed was how well furnished the castle was. The second thing that you noticed however was the bat that dropped down from the ceiling and had started to follow the seven of you around. It had a gigantic power level, and it was clearly trying to be inconspicuous as it started to follow you as you wandered around the lobby. A quick scan from your scouter revealed the exact level of strength from the bat. 32,301. Higher than everyone else here, but also vastly outnumbered by the seven of you. You had the advantage of surprise here... or rather, you had the advantage of their attempt at surprising you failing immediately. Parzlee was aware of the bat too, as she was keeping a suspicious eye on it. It was up to you if you wanted to do anything about it though.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Nod at Parzlee and then charge up a Ki attack to blow the bat away.
>Hit the Bat with a mirror wave.
>Wait until it isn't looking at you and then snatch it out of the air.
>Tell everyone the bat is a hidden enemy.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4952708
>>Hit the Bat with a mirror wave.
Rebound it off of the wall, so it looks like we aren't aiming at it to get its guard down.
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>>4952708
>>Wait until it isn't looking at you and then snatch it out of the air.
>>Other(Write-in)
Once we catch it, declare it the team mascot and pet it's head.
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>>4952708
>>4952723
Heh
Supporting.
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>>4952708
>>4952723
Kek, this is too funny *NOT* to Support
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>>4952646
Give your belt of giant strength to the wizard.
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Hah, alright.
dice please.
1d100 best of 4
DC 35. High DC 70
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>>4952825
ez
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>>4952632
>>4952548
Yeah no, if her struggling up a mountain gives her a power increase of 1000 that it takes the rest of us a brisk climb, you should just stop bothering with mountain climbing and shift to something more suited.
She would gain more power through Genki and learning techniques like her swords. Learn Judo instead of iron fist.

I don't know how else I can put this, pouring resources into resource sink for less gain instead of the others is a poor idea.
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>4952825
dice
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Rolled 84 (1d100)

>>4952825
Let's go!
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One last roll?
Just to see if you score a nat 100.
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>4952825
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>>4952839
Just sounds to me like quitter talk. If you want to get good at something you just keep bashing your head against the wall until the wall breaks. Don't let silly shit like "aptitude" and "compatibility" dampen your aspirations.
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>>4952957
If the thing you want to get good at something with many paths [Like fighting, politics, exploration ect] then take the path most efficient that makes the best use of your natural skills and aptitude.

She's a prodigy in techniques. So why would you ignore techniques to try and build muscles that don't want to build.

We are intelligent, why would we stop thinking to make our muscles bigger and tactics stupider?
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>>4952964
Maybe because she wants to get swole. You ever asked what she wants? Nah. You only think about yourself. You bully.
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>>4952968
You've never asked either.
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>>4952976
That's because I openly do not care.
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>>4952964
>ignore techniques to try and build muscles that don't want to build.
>We are intelligent, why would we stop thinking to make our muscles bigger and tactics stupider?
Who said anything about ignoring techniques or us becoming stupider? This is a +Strength pill with no drawbacks. Khive can become stronger with it and still build up her techniques, just like we are both strong and intelligent. And since she's the only one in our squad who's having trouble raising her strength naturally, she's the most well-suited for a boost like this. Who do you think might be better served eating that pill?
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>>4952998
His point was "Why do you want to focus on anything other than pure strength with Khive? not doing that is quitter shit" despite this pill clearly being a bandaid on the problem. If khive is to gain more power, it has to be a way that isn't immediately stiffled as every other training has. He wants to act inefficiently and make no use of their natural advantages. which would be for us becoming stupider.

As for who's better served? Sycam, actually. He doesn't have such a natural aversion to power gain and is lagging behind his sister and the rest of us, and also lacks any mean to double or otherwise increase his shit.
He's also lacking in a lot of techniques, heavily restricted to his equipment.
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>>4953027
Sycam these nuts, son
He has demon juice, he’s fine
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You look at the bat for a few more seconds before you decide exactly what you're going to do. You come to a snap decision that whoever or whatever this creature is, it obviously wasn't in its true form. It was likely some sort of magical transformation that was disguising the wielder... but because of that transformation, even if they were theoretically capable of using their power in that form, you somehow doubted that they had the experience or the know-how to fight in a body completely unfamiliar to their own.

With that in mind, you waited for the bat to start to follow after Crono as he took the lead before you sprang up and jumped to catch it, taking the bat completely by surprise and leaving you with a squirming nocturnal mammal in your hand. It was clearly squirming for its freedom, but you held tightly onto it. Even if they were theoretically more powerful than you, there was truly very little to stop you from taking advantage of this situation and just crushing it right now, and you felt like the bat knew that.

"Huh? Rettace, what are... what are you doing? Did you notice something wrong with that bat?" Marle realized what you had done, and you shrugged.

"Oh? I just wanted to take the bat as our team mascot! It was following us around, so I figured that it must be friendly!" You felt the bat struggle some more when you said that. "After all, what sort of creature would follow a group of people around if it wasn't friendly?" You smiled at the bat in your hand, and it seemed to look away awkwardly.

"Well, be on your guard regardless. I have heard many a story of one of Magus' lieutenants having the ability to shift their form. The dreaded demon general Mayonne, they say that he excels at deception and lies, even going so far as to take the form of a beautiful maiden to beguile men and to hide his own shriveled blackened heart." Frog reveals that the bat in your hand is almost certainly this demon general... he didn't look that tough, honestly. Though you were bemused by the idea that he would willingly take the form of a 'beautiful maiden'. Was there any tactical advantage to that? Did the people on this planet pull their punches when they were fighting a woman? It was something you'd seen a few times in Tuffle society, but seeing as you'd grown up training alongside Parzlee, you really couldn't see things that way.
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"The demon general Mayonne, huh? Yeah, he sounds like he could be a big problem if we allow ourselves to be fooled by him." The bat in your hand squirmed a little before he seemed to just give up, knowing that you weren't going to let him go now that you knew who he was. You actually felt a little bad about how easily you defeated the apparently fearsome demon general. Deception might've been his specialty, but... against people who were able to sense energy like you and Parzlee, his deception fell flat... of course, had the two of you not been here, you imagined that Mayonne's deception would've easily ended up tricking them all with very little issue. "Hmm..." You looked at the bat in your hand, which seemed to look at you with pleading emotion filled eyes, as if it was begging for mercy. "I think I'll call our team pet... Flea." You picked the name of a common pest that seemed to be intrinsic to many planets, including Planet Plant. A lot of Saiyans had suffered the horrible experience of a flea infestation on their tail.

"That seems pretty whimsical for you, boss..." Parzlee was smirking, she'd realized what you were up to with Mayonne too, and was clearly very amused by your decision to treat them like this. So long as you didn't loosen your grip on Flea, they wouldn't be able to transform into whatever their true form was, and so they were pretty much powerless to stop you from treating them like the team pet.

"What can I say? It just seemed amusing." You shrugged as the group continued making progress through the castle. A few animated skeletons popped out of some side doors at some point, but they were easily dealt with without you needing to do anything yourself. The Grandleon was able to cleave through them like they were butter, and the difference in power between the skeletons and Crono and everyone else was great enough that the fights against them were... well, less fights and more just pest control. Flea seemed to have accepted his new place in life now, and had given up on struggling.
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You continued through the castle, when suddenly a booming mocking voice echoed through the halls, "So, you lot are the intruders? I should've known not to take you so lightly back on the bridge, but... if you think that bringing more friends with you this time is going to save you, then you're sorely mistaken! I present to you the newest two generals of Magus' demon army! Now, Racha, Ketcha! Show them the power of the demon race!" The taunting voice was punctuated by the sound of a trap-door opening, and two familiar looking red-skinned half-Saiyans dropping down to face you, one was wearing black casual clothing and the other green armor made out of a miraculous metal. It was none other than Euca and Sycam. What's more, it looked like the two of them had both grown stronger too! Euca was sitting at an impressive 23,207, while Sycam wasn't far behind at 21,343! They obviously recognized you and Parzlee too!

>>What will Rettace do?
>Wink at the two and have them play along with you.
>Just tell the two to stop messing around or else you'd tell their mother.
>Pretend that you don't know either of them as an excuse to fight them both again.
>Hang back with Parzlee, you want to see how Crono and company handle the two.
>Other(Write-in...)
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>>4953051
>>Pretend that you don't know either of them as an excuse to fight them both again.
>>Other(Write-in...)
Have Crono's group go ahead while we take care of these new demon generals.
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>>4953060
Support.

When they leave, we can speak more clearly. As friends and importantly their commander. If they are being mind controlled we will see it.
Good call on that demon plate.
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>>4953051
>Just tell the two to stop messing around or else you'd tell their mother.
Shouldn’t take Magus on at anything but our best.
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I'm gonna be super busy at work for the next five or six days from now, so I don't want you guys thinking I've abandoned the quest if I don't post for a couple days.
Thanks in advance for understanding.
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>>4953072
Hey, you've been pumping out updates like crazy compared to a lot of the quests here. Take what time you need, brudda. God knows that work fucks most of us non-neets so hard we can't walk the next day.
On that note, here's the best remix of a CT song I've heard. And the second best remix, too. I'll let you guess which one is which.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3iHxLs5maM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfegbe-B8Ek
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>>4953060
Supporting this one.
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>>4953051
>>4953060
Supporting this, I wanna see how we can handle these 2 now.
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I'll try and crank out one last update before I disappear, but I'm gonna need these next dice rolled fast.

d100 bo4
Low DC 50: Mid DC 70: High DC 90.
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Rolled 33 (1d100)

>>4953214
Let's do this!
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Rolled 23 (1d100)

>>4953214
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Rolled 98 (1d100)

>>4953214
Bad roll number 3, go
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>>4953282
Damn anon, if you were around earlier I would've been able to get started writing immediately.
Ah well, I guess you guys will just have to have something to look forwards too when I get back.
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>>4953288
Sorry, I had to charge up for five Frieza minutes to get that roll.

Have fun doing what yer doing bruv
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Rolled 29 (1d100)

>>4953214
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RIP?
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>>4955486
QM literally said he’d be taking a few days off, calm down.
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>>4955576
Calm down he said. You know what that means everybody.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>4955578
Jeez it was only a few days.
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>>4959442
Welcome back, QM.
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"You all go on ahead, me and Parzlee will deal with these two while you deal with Magus, alright?" You decided that it would be the most fun if you just feigned ignorance as to the true identities of the two red-skinned half Saiyans, and you'd be able to get in a decent fight this way too!

"Bold move, you really think you can take us both on? Alright, your friends can go and be dealt with by Vinegar, Soiso and... pfft. Well, not Mayonne, by the looks of things." Euca smirked as she looked at you and the bat in your hands with knowing eyes, and she didn't make a move to stop Crono and the rest as they rushed past her and Sycam. She waited until they were out of ear-shot before she started talking again, and she could barely hold back her laughter as she looked at the bat you were holding tightly in your hand. "Wow, Mayonne... that's... that's a really unflattering look for you, you know?" She pointed and laughed at the bat in your hand and confirmed what you already knew. That the bat following you had been one of Magus' demon generals after all.

"Oh? You mean that this little thing is the dreaded Mayonne? One of the terrible... what was it... demon general...? Of Magus?! But he's so harmless and fragile! I could probably crush the thing if I squeezed too hard! In fact, I thought it was such a harmless creature I gave it the name Flea." You grinned at the defeated bat, which had seemingly just given up on even the thought of resistance.

"Yes... well, I'd prefer you didn't crush him. Mayonne... well, none of the generals are all that loyal to Magus himself, only following him for his power. So I imagine that he'd be quite loyal to you if you refrained from killing him, especially if you made an agreement beforehand... demons are apparently bound to their words... or something? Well, that's what they told me and Sycam."

"Right. Something about unbearable pain if you went against your word as a demon?" Sycam followed up. "Though I've never really suffered from anything like that, so I can only imagine that it must just be specific to their particular race of demons." Ah, so a group of demons that can't break their word? "They can still lie and deceive, of course, but getting them to agree to something on your terms is a pretty solid way to deal with them... or at least that's what I gather." The bat that was once struggling in your hands looked almost outraged at the words being exchanged by the two newest recruits to the demon army and his captors. "So, if you actually do want to spar with us, I'd suggest you say something to that bat in your hand... or not... it's just a bat, right?" Sycam, despite not being nearly as outgoing as his sister, was still clearly having fun with the situation.
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"Right..." You looked at the bat as you raised Flea to eye level. "Do you promise that you'll remain in that form for as long as I ask and will follow my orders from now on? Nod if you agree." You demanded obedience from the demon, though he originally remained silent, apparently trying to feign ignorance, though far too late for it to be of any sort of effect. Master of deception, huh? Who is this supposed to fool? You squeezed a little harder, but still Flea held out. Then finally after squeezing so hard that you could start to feel the tiny bones of the bat body start to strain and buckle under the tremendous pressure, he nodded. "Good! Great, even!" You let the bat go, and it started to follow you around almost lethargically. As if it didn't want to be involved in having to follow you around at all, but was now bound by a verbal contract to do so. It was pretty incredible that it was so easy for you to get a seemingly loyal underling, but... well, obviously you couldn't trust Mayonne... or well, Flea, as you'd call them from now on.

"Well, with that out of the way, it's time for us to actually fight, isn't it? I can tell that you've gotten a little stronger since the last time I battled you... well, the same goes for me, and especially Sycam!" The girl got into a battle pose, and you followed suit, followed closely behind by Parzlee and Sycam. "We were pretty badly injured after the crash, and we got taken in by the demons to be healed up. We both got some pretty major boosts after that happened too!" Ah, the Saiyan's natural ability to grow more powerful after receiving an injury, the biological mechanic which activated whenever a Saiyan received injuries fearsome enough to trigger their body into acting to ensure the body being repaired was more powerful that the one that was injured so badly. For them to have increased their strength so dramatically from the crash means that the two of them must've had some pretty grievous wounds from the crash... or they just got lucky, you can't really tell. You were happy to see that Sycam was seemingly coming into his own though, his lack of strength compared to his sister was something of a cause for concern for you, but now you saw that he had managed to mostly bridge the gap... or at least he would have if Euca didn't have the ability to use her horn to basically double her strength.
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"Parzlee, you take care of Sycam, I'll deal with Euca." You gave your second-in-command her orders before you suddenly rushed at Euca with no further warning. Friendly battle or not, you had no intention of allowing yourself to be defeated or even really slowed down by the two half-Saiyans, but at the same time, you simply couldn't back down from the idea of a good fight. Not without feeling disappointed later on about how things might end up. After all, all of you are so powerful at this point that the mere act of fighting in most places would end up being terribly destructive to your surroundings. While it wasn't something that was likely to happen by accident, you were powerful enough at this point to destroy an entire planet with a well placed strike, so there was no telling what sort of damage you could wreak across the surface of a world with a careless all-out battle. Of course, you had enough faith in your own Ki Control that you were confident that on your part, there wouldn't be a tremendous amount of damage occurring... but that was only on your part. You knew that Parzlee was decent at Ki Control too, but... Sycam struggled, and Euca struggled at controlling her Ki even more so. After all, in her first loss to you, a lot of her defeat had to do with the fact that she lost control over her Ki after being hit with an unexpected strike.

"As if I'd let yo-!" Euca moved to intercept Parzlee from going after Sycam, but you were upon her in an instant, landing a merciless kick against her side and sending her spiraling to the side, flipping across the ground in an acrobatic display as she attempted to remove some of the momentum from the crushing kick she had received. "Tch!" The girl recovered from the strike quickly, and started to focus her energy.

"Planning to use your horn?! I don't think so!" Before she could call forth one of her horns to tilt the scale in her favor, you used some of your energy to properly yourself forwards before grabbing her leg and dragging her along with you for a moment before stopping and using the built up momentum to slam her against one of the walls of Magus' castle. She groaned a little as she landed in a heap of smashed rocks from where her impact had decimated a small portion of the castle, but upon getting back on her feet, she didn't really look that much worse for wear. Of course, neither of your attacks had been really that serious, and you were holding back from putting any killing intent in your attacks, there was at the end of the day no need to go all out in this battle, even if the setting was a dangerous one for Crono and his friends, you had faith in their abilities to deal with whatever else might be thrown their way, except perhaps the so-called Demon Lord Magus himself.
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Euca wiped blood from the side of her mouth as she stood to look at you once more, and you used the opportunity to spectate on Parzlee's fight with Sycam for a moment, seeing that the girl seemed to have a relatively decent handle on the situation and didn't seem to be that bothered by Sycam or his equipment based techniques, as unusual as a few of them might've been, Parzlee was already familiar with most of them, so it was kind of foolish for Sycam to try and surprise her with the techniques, especially as it seemed she kept seeing through whatever clever ruse he might've been planning to try to lure her into being hit. As a result, in the few seconds that you glanced at the two, you saw that Sycam was looking frustrated, while Parzlee had a look of relative serenity on her face. Looks like she still held an advantage.

You turned your attention back to Euca just in time to deflect a black energy ball that she had opportunistically thrown your way in hopes of catching you by surprise, and you shook your head. "You're gonna have to try a little harder than that, Euca! Let me show you how an Elite does things!"

>>What will Rettace do?
>Charge her and defeat her physically, overpower her with your might.
>Trick her into a Ki Mine trap, overpower her with your mind.
>Use a clever selection of your Ki Mines to overwhelm her, overpower her with your spirit.
>Condense your energy on the fly and try to convert it to magical power, overpower her with magic.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4959578
>Push your Future Sight to its limit and take advantage of her poor ki control to explode all of her attacks as close to her as possible. Overpower her with her own strength.
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>>4959578
>>4959605
Ohhhhhh~ That's *Smart!* Supporting!
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>>4959578
Oh shit, supporting this. >>4959605
It'll be tough, but if we pull it off, it'll be awesome. High Risk High Reward
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>>4959605
Do it up! Support.
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>>4959578
>>4959605
+1
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>>4959578
Also supporting >>4959605
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>>4959605
Supporting this
Future Sight is such a bullshit ability.
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So is Mayonne just our pet bat now?
Also nice of Magus to follow the the movie minion formula
>Big dumb stupid one
>Pretty one
>One with weird powers.
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>>4960099
Huh, I guess they do kind of fit that classification.

Anyway...

Give me 2d100 best of 4

First DC
Low: 40 Mid: 60 High: 80
Second DC
Low: 45 Mid: 65: High: 80
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Rolled 46, 73 = 119 (2d100)

>>4960228
KAMAAAAAAAAAA
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Rolled 3, 94 = 97 (2d100)

>>4960228
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Rolled 23, 42 = 65 (2d100)

>>4960228
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Rolled 23, 40 = 63 (2d100)

>>4960228
The first one could use some help
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>>4960228
So low future sight, high beatdown.

Nice.
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You stared at Euca for a few moments with a slight smirk on your face as you tried to bring focus to your senses. Your foresight only functioned when you could completely clear your mind of all other thoughts and focus entirely upon the outcome you seek. For most Saiyans, you felt like such a level of focus in battle would be impossible, but you always felt yourself sharper than your comrades. You always tended to grasp things faster than your fellow Saiyans, especially when it came to things that weren't simply related to fighting and fighting alone. While academic pursuits were obviously never something you bothered with, you had found that even there you excelled. Even with numbers, while your fellow Saiyans were barely capable of adding two numbers together during training, you had always had little difficulty with even larger sums that adult Saiyans had trouble with! While you didn't like to be arrogant, especially about things as meaningless to Saiyans as intelligence, you felt as if your natural talents went beyond simply your aptitude for fighting.

Of course, even with your natural talent for mental activities, it was still difficult even for you to completely clear your mind when it came to the usage of foresight during high-stress activities like active combat. You simply couldn't get your thoughts clear enough to get a clear vision of the future, instead only getting a blurry silhouette of Euca where you had wanted to see a clear image of your opponent's next moves... of course, even an unclear picture was an unfair advantage that Euca couldn't hope to overcome. You could tell from your brief unclear glimpse that she wasn't going to attempt to use her transformation again, but instead was readying herself to throw some sort of barrage of energy balls at you... of course, not knowing exactly how she was going to go about doing such a thing wasn't important.

As she began to charge her attack, you began to charge up one of your own, a large obvious smokescreen attack first, in the form of a large ball of Ki from your right hand. The ball of Ki was followed up with two rapidly thrown smaller Ki Mines which were obscured by the size of the first attack which she easily deflected and sent careening into a wall to explode, not noticing the two mines that split apart and landed to both sides of her as she did. "Really, Rettace? That's the power of an elite?" She smirked as she held out her hands in front of her and began to generate the Ki she needed to unleash her barrage.
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"Well..." You began to dash forwards, making it appear as if you were about to take her attack head on before in the second she was about to launch her attack you launched yourself upwards and detonated the two Ki Mines to her side before you threw one last Ki Ball downwards at her mid jump, causing a tremendous explosion as the energy from your attacks detonating makes her once again lose control of her own attack and have it quite literally blow up in her face. "...not all Elites fight the same way, Euca. You need more practice at fighting, it seems." You could still feel her energy, but it was weaker now, much weaker. She'd been hurt bad by the attack, and you doubted that she'd continue to be able to fight.

"D-damn it..." She was holding one of her arms which was dripping blood that was a different shade of crimson to her skin. "Looks like... it's 2-1 now..." She fell backwards as she lost consciousness and you looked over to see Sycam and Parzlee still in the middle of their battle. Parzlee had managed to avoid taking much damage, but it was clear that despite her advantage over Sycam, his technique still made him quite deadly, as she had a few obvious sword injuries on her. Instances where she wasn't fast enough to completely avoid Sycam's blade and ended up being cut if only lightly by his green blade.

You look at Euca to make sure she's still breathing before debating with yourself for a moment whether you should jump in and help Parzlee to defeat Sycam or if you should just let her handle things herself. You are sort of on a time limit right now, you imagine that your support will be quite crucial when confronting Magus himself.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Observe Parzlee and Sycam's battle.
>Join in the fight between the two and assist Parzlee.
>Sucker-punch Sycam and end the fight as quickly as possible.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4960430
>Observe Parzlee and Sycam's battle.
>Cheer them both on, it doesn't really matters who wins, you just want to see how much they've improved, and are already impressed.
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>>4960430
>Sucker-punch Sycam and end the fight as quickly as possible.
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>>4960430
>>4960433
Actually, changing my vote.
>Tell them to stop, we've seen enough, and we need to get a move on, we're very impressed with both of their growths, Sycam especially, given how much stronger hes gotten.
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>>4960430
>Leave them to their duel. Go ahead to help fight Magus. Tell them that the winner should join you when they're done.
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>>4960489
Supporting this one.
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>>4960489
Also gonna join in with the support for this one, Crono and friends may have serious trouble with him.
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>>4960489
Alright. This then.
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>>4960489
I'll support that.
Throw in a few parts about "Good job"
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"Parzlee! Sycam! I'm going to go ahead and help the others out! Good job to uh... to whoever wins! Feel free to join me when you finish up!" You decide it would be for the best if you just left the two of them to deal with it, you expected that Parzlee would win in no time at all anyway now that she knew it was time to stop playing around.

"Y-you're just gonna leave, boss?!" Parzlee didn't sound all too happy about your decision to leave her to things, but you turned around for a few seconds to look at her and Sycam. Smiling at your second-in-command as she looked at you with an annoyed glance.

"It's fine! Just... make sure that you heal everyone with those potions of yours when you finish up!" It wouldn't be good if the three of them showed up to the battle against Magus with injuries, or in Euca's case, completely out of commission.

"H-hey! I don't have an unlimited supply of those things!" Parzlee whined, but you weren't having any of it, she found the ones she has, and she can find more. You don't have Khive with you right now, so you're relegated to having to rely on the apparently magical healing drugs of this world. You weren't actually entirely certain just what means that these potions functioned through, but you knew that they were tremendously useful. In fact, when you finally got around to leaving this planet, you'd need to make sure that you had a stockpile of them... or perhaps a means to synthesize them yourself. They seemed to be more effective at healing wounds than even the Tuffle's healing technology... or well, at least better than the more available healing pods. Tuffle doctors were able to cure people of just about anything if they directly attended to a patient, but most of the time they just used the healing pod technology. They were apparently even working on a model that could regenerate lost limbs! More crucially though, it would be able to regenerate even lost tails, which wouldn't grow back any time after a Saiyan had their growth spurt.

"You'll find more! See ya Parzlee!" You decided it wasn't worth continuing the conversation any longer and raced forwards, you could feel a pretty ginormous power level in the distance. At least as powerful as the most powerful members of the Ginyu force... with the exception of the captain himself, at least. Without wasting time and using your scouter and instead simply racing towards the location of the high power level, you'd estimate it to be at least upwards of 60000!
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You raced forwards, literally flying down a set of stairs after passing a few rooms where obvious battle took place. Looks like the rest of your allies had little difficulty in taking down the other generals of Magus with their superior numbers, and... you were still being followed by Flea. Who you had actually totally lost track of in the fight. It looks like they're going to stick around after all... well, that's... fine? If they actually are going to be an ally from now on thanks to being forced into making an agreement with you under physical duress, you weren't going to complain. Especially not with Flea being as powerful as he apparently was.

Getting to the bottom of the stairs, you feel you're close to Crono and everyone else, feeling all of their energy with the exception of Robo very close by. Finally, when you reach the bottom of the stairs, you can see them all, just about to enter a pitch black room. There's the faint hum of distant chanting all around you, and you remain silent as you approach the rest of them, not wanting to alert Magus.

"Neuga, ziena, zierber, zorn..." You could hear a deep voice chanting at the distant end of the pitch black room, and Crono immediately took the lead and began to walk towards it, ignoring the blue flames that lit up around him as he walked deeper into the room, one by one the flames lit as he continued walking. "Now the chosen time has come..." The group continued walking forwards until finally Crono came to a stop, and the flames lit up in a circle in front of him.

As the circle of flames appeared, the room slowly lit up, and revealed a room that was clearly meant for rituals. Large columns pillared upwards to a high ceiling, there were multiple candle stands lighting the room in front of a statue of a large demonic looking creature, and in front of the six of you stood Magus himself. A man with long pale blue hair, pale skin and pointed ears, though he was facing away from you right now with his arms out to his sides while his hair blew slightly in the wind of the chamber.

"Magus!" Frog drew his blade and energy surged from him, and Magus stopped, slowly putting his arms down.

"You! The stupid frog from before!" Magus clearly recognized Frog from his voice before he chuckled a bit. "Kiss any princesses lately?" He was clearly telling a joke, but it went over your head. You don't know if anybody else got it either, but Frog remained stoic.

"This form has been a blessing in disguise, Magus! This form you did force upon me has given me the strength I need to defeat you!" It has? Or... is he talking metaphorically or something? You don't really know the whole story here, but you suppose it didn't matter much either. "Besides, I have something for you!"
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Magus turned around to face your group and took a step backwards as he saw Frog's blade. "Ah, the Grandleon!" He composed himself a few moments after seeing the weapon, smirking at Frog. "I bet you're just dying to use it, aren't you?" He seemed to be downplaying the sword's power, despite his initial surprise of the weapon. "Once more, the black wind has begun to howl..." Magus spoke as he covered himself with his cloak. "OK... show me what you're made of, 'heroes'!" He leapt backwards, standing in front of the alter. "If you're prepared for the void!" He uncloaked himself, adjusting his gloves for a moment before a metal scythe materialized in his hands.

Your scouter suddenly beeped a warning as it registered Magus' power level at exactly 66,600 and you grit your teeth. This... this battle wasn't going to be easy. Even with everyone here! Before you could even make a move, Magus chanted quickly in a language that you couldn't understand and a red pulse of energy enveloped the room before a fiery explosion engulfed the room, blowing everyone away from Magus by a few meters and doing a... somewhat small amount of damage. Of course, upon seeing Magus himself, it was clear that the magic he used wasn't for the sake of damage. A circular red barrier surrounded him now, you were the first to get back on their feet, so it looked like you were going to need to make the first move here!

>>What will Rettace do?
>Try to blow him away with a Mirror Wave
>Use your Foresight to try to determine his next attacks and counter him based on that.
>Rush him and attack him physically.
>Scatter Ki Mines all around him, wait for the barrier to drop before detonating them.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4960728
>Scatter mines around him, barely missing as we throw them at him.

Time to use old tricks. Once we've a suitable mine field set up, use flettchettes.
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>>4960728
>Rush in and go for the only weakspot you know a fellow man would have: hit him in the family jewels, and then try to disarm him of his weapon while he's reeling!
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>>4960742
Start with this, agreed.
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>>4960742
Hellzone Grenade is a go.
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>>4960728
>>4960742
+1
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>>4960728
Supporting >>4960742
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Rolled 23, 7, 36, 47, 16, 51 = 180 (6d100)

KK
1d100 best of 4
Low DC: 55 Mid DC: 70 High DC 90

Rolling in order for...
Crono
Robo
Marle
Lucca
Frog
Magus
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>>4961318
Fucking hell, nice rolls, you useless shits.
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

>>4961318
>those rolls
yowch.
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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>4961318
Here, check out a true chad roll.
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>4961318
Fucking hell Robo.

Nobody is actually achieving anything. Haaaaa
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>>4961387
Robo?
More like Jobo.
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>4961318
So what's the last roll gonna be.
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Looks like nobody brought their A-game to this fight.
Damn it, Robo.
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>>4961538
We reached Mid-tier threshold, and still outpacing literally everyone else.

Like god damn, only we did anything.
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You take one good look at Magus as you watch everyone else struggling to get back to their feet and you decide that you may as well strike first before he gets any more ideas as to what he's going to do next, and you know just what you're going to do as well. "Not bad, Demon Lord." You compliment his attack, though it did little damage to you and apparently everyone else, it did manage to knock everyone off balance, and that's quite the impressive feat... of course, with the difference in strength between Magus and everyone else fighting him, such feats of strength are to be expected, though you aren't entirely certain if your Scouter can even pick up on magical might, so his recorded power-level might actually be inaccurate or misleading! "But I can tell by just looking at you, you're not a fighter." You could tell from his posture. He might have incredible strength and magical might, but this man was a magic user at his core. He wasn't somebody who would immerse himself in battle like a Saiyan would.

Magus seems to take note of you now, the red barrier around him flickering slightly as he looked at you "Oh? You're more confident than most, but you'll regret your arrogance in time." Then he seemed to realize something about you and took a step back, clearly surprised with something when he looked at your black armor, which had apparently sparked some flare of recognition in his eyes before he took note of your tail which was now excitedly flicking about behind you. Damn it! Did it get loose when you were knocked back? "That armor... and that tail of yours..." Magus then shook his head. "No, forget it. You couldn't possibly know..." You didn't quite get what he was speaking about, but you didn't really care either, if you dealt with this man, then that would mean that Lavos would never get created, right? Or... without Lavos existing in the future, would you really go back in time to deal with his creator? Wait, no, you already decided not to think about time travel too much. You're sure that Lucca could explain things if you asked her, but... it probably wasn't worth knowing.

"What are you babbling about?" The time for talk was over, and without any more delay, you launched the first Ki Mine at Magus, purposely striking the altar behind him, then you launched another, which landed at his feet, you launched two dozen of the mines in total, scattering them all around the Demon Lord and the altar that he stood in front of.

"Your aim is dreadful, allow me to- Ngh!?" He suddenly raised his scythe in order to deflect a bolt from the corner of the room, standing there aiming directly at Magus with some futuristic looking gun was Lucca, who had a smug look on her face. The amount of power packed inside that weapon was incredible! Did she create that gun herself? There was more energy condensed in that single shot than most Saiyans would be able to generate with their most powerful attacks!
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"Drat. I was sort of hoping you'd have been too distracted to notice that." Lucca shrugged as Magus looked at her with a scowl, before Marle leapt back to her feet and dusted herself off as well, looking at you with a smile before she held a hand out towards you.

"Waters of time, flow faster for us! Haste!" Then, something strange happened, something that you couldn't quite describe. It was almost as if your body felt lighter, but... that wasn't it. Instead, the world around you seemed to have slowed. Lucca, Magus, Marle, Crono, Frog and even Robo. They had all seemed to slow down to your perception, but at the same time, you hadn't slowed down at all. Could this have been the result of Marle's magic? She had... doubled your speed just like that?!

You watched as in slow motion, Frog and Crono suddenly both got to their feet and launched a clearly rehearsed dual attack at the Demon Lord, the two of them rapidly dashing towards the spellcaster with speed that was still great even when you were perceiving the world around you at half speed, but they weren't fast enough, the cross shaped slash they had attempted to strike Magus with failed to connect as the Demon Lord leapt upwards and blasted everyone with a barrage of fireballs, which dealt considerable damage to Frog and Crono after their failed attack, though everyone else was too far away for Magus' attack to do anything. Robo was pointing directly at Magus with an arm cannon, but it was clear that whatever he was doing was taking a long time to charge up. Magus' barrier was still clearly active, but with your current level of speed, even the difference in raw power between the two of you shouldn't be something insurmountable. The spell that Marle had cast upon you was truly incredible. You just needed to lure Magus into letting his barriers down so that you could detonate the Ki Mines on him directly.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Use your enhanced speed to rapidly charge up a more powerful Mirror Wave and blast Magus with it.
>Use your enhanced speed to enter close quarter combat with Magus, barrier or not, you can still knock him around.
>While Magus is distracted, destroy the summoning circle in the center of the room.
>Distract Magus for long enough for Marle to cast her magic on everyone else as well, the problem with operating at this level of speed is that you can't really make out what anyone else is saying.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4961609
>>Other(Write-in)
Try to knock Magus into the summoning circle, THEN detonate all of the Ki Mines to pull damage on both it and him/his barrier.
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>>4961613
Yes, yes, this is the way.

Fuck you magnus, you piece of shit, lets slap you around.
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OK, gonna have 5 more minutes to vote then I'll ask for some rolls.
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Rolled 67, 76, 7, 76, 58, 41 = 325 (6d100)

Ok best of 4 1d100 as usual

Low DC 40 Mid DC 60 High DC 80

Rolling in order for...
Crono
Robo
Marle
Lucca
Frog
Magus
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>4961708
Marlee fucking this time. But better showing.
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>4961711
nice

>>4961708
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>>4961730
Even more nice.
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Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>4961708
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>>4961738
>>4961730
>>4961711
What the fuck is going on.

Our rolls after this are gonna be shit.
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>>4961711
>>4961730
>>4961738
I leave to eat some chicken and this shit happens holy shit.
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>>4961711
Fucking BOOM
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>>4961711
>>4961730
>>4961738
>>4961747
>Magus' fw he realizes Rettace isn't a big stupid blind idiot
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>4961708
Rolling for the sake of it.
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While I write this, 5 anons rolls me...
Yeah, 2d1000.
Then 1d4 Average of 3
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Rolled 623, 25 = 648 (2d1000)

>>4961777
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Rolled 455, 791 = 1246 (2d1000)

>>4961777
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Rolled 4 (1d4)

>>4961777
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Rolled 140, 753 = 893 (2d1000)

>>4961777
>lucky number 7s
Oooh.
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Rolled 4 (1d4)

>>4961777
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>>4961780
Do a 1d4 mate. If we get 1, we still get a 3 here.

On a 3, we have 4 multiplied to our calculations.
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Rolled 1 (1d4)

>>4961777
alright
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Rolled 987, 867 = 1854 (2d1000)

>>4961777
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Rolled 1 (1d4)

>>4961777
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need one last 2d1000
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Rolled 814, 903 = 1717 (2d1000)

>>4961777
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Very nice.
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Everyone else looked to be preparing to attack, but you didn't feel the need to even let that happen. You were far too fast for everyone else to keep up with at this point, and you didn't even hesitate as you charged forwards, ignoring the burning heat of the magic barrier as your fist broke through it and slammed into Magus' face. It was clear that the Demon Lord wasn't expecting such a sudden assault, and he could barely even react to your initial strike before you grabbed him by his cloak and spun him around in the air, aiming directly into the center of the magic circle before you followed up the attack with a large Ki Blast, damaging the circle and causing a great deal of dust to be kicked up. Of course, you could sense that Magus had hardly taken any damage even from your initial assault, but... you weren't finished there, you leapt higher into the air to look down at the summoning circle.

"Hey, Magus!" You yelled down at the demon, forgetting for a moment that he probably couldn't make out what you were saying as a result of you being sped up by Marle's magic. The dust cleared just in time for Magus to look up at you and see you raise your arm. "You might've thought I missed you earlier, but..." You clenched your hand and caused the Ki Mines scattered all around the altar and the summoning circles to explode. "It was all part of the plan." You smugly smirked as you saw the tremendous explosion beneath you, and you could sense that Magus did take damage from that, his barrier was shattered and he looked as if the attack had burned him a little, though most of the damage seemed to have been absorbed by his clothing.

Before you could make another attack, Magus raised his hand up to point at you and rapidly spoke a single word, even in the slowed time. "Dispel." With the sound of shattering, time began to flow at a normal pace for you once again. But before Magus could make another move, he was suddenly slashed by Frog, the Grandleon slashing across his leg and causing him to almost cry out in surprise. You were in the middle of charging one last attack to finish Magus off and you could see that Lucca and Robo were doing the same, Lucca's gun and Robo's arm cannon were both drawing in a frankly ridiculous amount of energy to finish off the Demon Lord, but before the three of you could blow Magus away, the room suddenly began to shake, and despite having apparently been overwhelmed by the six of you, it was only now that Magus allowed himself to show panic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM_kRtyb4vo

"Lavos?! N-no! Not now! Don't wake up now!" Magus turned around to face the altar that had received heavy damage from your attacks, and your scouter suddenly began to go haywire. 100,000 200,000, 500,000... a... million?! It was still rising too! The crushing pressure of the approaching entity was great enough that you could feel a physical effect on your body just from being near whatever was coming.
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"Wake up?! You created Lavos!" Marle pointed a finger at Magus, who scowled.

"You absolute fools! I didn't create Lavos! I was plotting to summon him to this era to destroy him, and you fools have just destroyed all of my binding spells! You've single-handedly ruined decades of planning and doomed the world!" Magus shouted angrily, and you could feel Lavos getting closer and closer. This... This was bad! There was nothing you could do against this level of power! Even if you had access to the full power of an Oozaru, you'd be overwhelmed!

The room itself started to ripple around you as Lavos began to grow closer and closer, but then Lucca seemed to notice something as the Grandleon shone brightly once again. "N-no way?! A rift in time?! Here?!" Her Gate Key was blinking rapidly and a mighty whirlwind began to suck everything towards the center of the room like a mighty irresistible vacuum, you tried to fly away from the whirlwind but the suction was simply too great and even you couldn't fight against it for long.

"Damn it! Again?!" You heard Magus yelling in complete and utter frustrated rage as he too was drawn into the rift, you reached out to try to grab something to stop you from being drawn into the rift, but in the end you only managed to grab hold of Flea, who was also unsuccessfully attempting to flee the pull of the rift, and was drawn into the rift along with everyone else.

As all of you were drawn into the rift, everything went dark.

Eventually, your eyes opened once again, and you found that you were covered in bandages and sat propped up against a wall, how... how did you get so badly injured? You looked around for a while to see Magus leaning against a wall of the cave, next to him is... a woman? No... they look like a woman, but... their energy is undoubtedly that of Mayonne's... or Flea's, you did rename them.

"Urgh... what happened?" You slowly rose to your feet to look at Magus and Flea, who both turned to regard you. You don't know what could've possibly hurt you this badly, and you weren't entirely sure what was going on. These two could definitely turn out to be enemies still, but... it just didn't add up.

"What happened is that you ruined my plot to destroy Lavos, and we were all dragged back to the past." Magus crossed his arms as he spoke in an irritated tone. "The reason you're hurt so badly is that... well, for some reason, while everyone else who was dragged into the portal was left alone, Lavos seemed to... well, it seemed to take umbrage to you in particular. It sent an attack through the portal aimed directly at you."
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"That's right! He hurt you pretty bad! But... I was there to bandage you, my new Master~!" Flea gave you an alluring smile, and you shuddered due to knowing the truth behind the deceptive shapeshifter... though they very clearly had the body of a woman. But you suppose that it was likely a result of their shapechanging abilities that they could take on such a form in the first place.

"Right, I could've simply healed you, but... Mayonne insisted that he see to your injuries himself, which is why we've spent the past six hours sitting around in this cave and waiting for you to wake up." Magus kept his arms crossed as he looked at you. "Now, between your armor, your tail, and Lavos' apparent hatred of you, I think it's about time you told me just what you actually are." Magus looked at you as if he was expecting an answer.

>>What will Rettace say?
>"Well, the truth is, I'm a Saiyan... an alien. I was sent here to destroy Lavos."
>"I'm just a concerned outsider who accepted a request to kill a big space monster."
>"It's none of your concern as to who I am, Magus. We still have a score to settle."
>"Where is everyone else? Is the time rift nearby?"
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4962003
>>"I'm a Saiyan... an alien. I was sent here to destroy Lavos."
>>Other(Write-in)
"So, what about you. If you didn't create it, where did it come from and why are you trying to kill it?"
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>>4962003
>Where are my allies and comrades?
>None of your concern, Magnus. We have a battle to settle. You think you know what I am, I saw it earlier. Say it if you know it, but then we fight.

I cannot stand the thought of leaving this battle to be undone.

I don't give a fuck you prissy whore. I want to kill you.
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>>4962003
>>4962006
This. Magus isn't a bad guy.
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>>4962020
>Magnus
It's Magus. MAGUS.
He could have killed us while we were out and Rettace isn't a zero focus battletard. We also don't know where we are and he obviously recognizes what we are. It's time for answers, especially since we're been running on obviously incorrect information this whole damn time.
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>>4962020
retard alert

>>4962003
>>4962006
support
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>>4962003
>>4962006
+1
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>>4962024
I want to kill that motherfucker. We did not come halfway across the galaxy, find the second most powerful individual in the galaxy that isn't Lavos, and then get cucked out of our climactic fight by some broken containment fields. I wish to finish thissssssssss.

Beyond my battle boner still going strong, I still oppose to revealing we are saiyan. If he obviously knows what we are, then he can say we are saiyan or he will reveal which saiyan he has met previously that gave him the knowledge of what we are.

Either way, giving him the answer doesn't tell us what he already knows, and up until 6-ish hours ago, he was our enemy. I refuse to drop my guard so swiftly.
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>>4962003
>None of your concern, Magnus. We have a battle to settle. You think you know what I am, I saw it earlier. Say it if you know it
>Where or when are my allies? When or where are WE?
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Are you calling him Magnus on purpose?
Because his name is Magus.
Also, he's really not all that bad.
Nor is he the second strongest being on this planet.
That would be either his sister or his mother.
Calling in 5
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>>4962080
No, it's just habit.
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>>4962080
>Nor is he the second strongest being on this planet
I'd say that's relative to the time, or maybe timeline you are asking. So he should be the strongest right now and for... about 2 arcs?
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"I'm a Saiyan... an alien. I was sent here from another world to destroy Lavos and to stop the threat he presents from spreading to other worlds in the galaxy." It was quite obvious to you now after feeling Lavos' energy that he wasn't the type of enemy that you could possibly allow to continue existing. Everything about the being felt malevolent, as if it only craved destruction and misery. Even the so-called Demon Lord Magus and the rest of his generals had a mostly normal feeling to their power, but... Lavos was clearly different. "So, what about you then? If you didn't create it, where did it come from? And... why are you trying to kill it anyway? Crono and his friends are trying to destroy Lavos as a result of viewing a recording of what Lavos will do to the world in the future, I'm here on the orders of a divine being, and you...?" It didn't add up that somebody from the year 600AD would even know about Lavos' existence if they weren't his creator, never mind have some sort of wish to destroy it.

Magus scoffed. "I have a personal grudge against Lavos. It took... everything from me." The pointy-eared spellcaster sighed. "A long time ago when Lavos was woken early, it sent the floating Kingdom of Zeal crashing to the ground, this, I imagine wiped out the majority of humanity. Then, after such a heinous act of ruinous destruction, all Lavos did was return to its slumber. It was during this awakening of Lavos that I was sent into the far future by the sudden opening of Time Rifts." Magus sighed. "For me, that was over twelve years ago." Magus shook his head. "I remember why you looked so familiar to me too. Your tail and your armor... it reminded me of somebody I knew briefly when I was still a child." Magus leaned against the wall, clearly uncomfortable to be recounting his story. But the two of you had already realized that you were very much on each others side now, even if only hours ago you were in the middle of a deadly battle. The threat of Lavos was great enough that the two of you would have no choice but to work together.

"They... did?" You looked at your tail. "Do you remember much about this person?" It has to be Khive. She must've found herself in this time period and been forced to interact with the local population. You hope that she's alright.

"Not well enough that I'd be willing to speak much further about them." Magus shook his head. "I recall her and the crown princess Schala being seen with each other a few times, but... not much else about her." Interesting... so Khive managed to befriend a princess? You suppose it's probably not all too different with how you have also in a way managed to befriend Marle. Though it's not a tremendously close friendship, you didn't want to see her get hurt, especially not with her powerful healing magic in addition to her tremendously powerful supportive magic.
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"But... you also wanted to know where Lavos came from, and... I'm afraid that I don't have many answers for you there. Even thousands of years ago, it had been a part of this world. Among the Kingdom of Zeal, there were a few theories that were made about the existence of Lavos. The first and most popular was the idea that Lavos was some kind of God, and that its limitless energy would bring about an eternal kingdom. The second was that it was the embodiment of magic itself and that it had personally blessed all of the 'Enlightened Ones'... and the third and least popular theory by far was the idea that Lavos was some sort of extraterrestrial being that originated from outside of the planet, though that particular theory was only created when ancient cave paintings depicted a red star falling to Earth, though it was mostly dismissed as a primitive's depiction of a meteorite impact." Magus shrugged, you couldn't tell which of the theories he believed, if he even believed any of them at all.

"Interesting... that would coincide with what I can only imagine was my first meeting with Lavos back when I first approached this planet, as my ship was taken out for approaching the planet and I ended up being sent to the distant past of this world." Lavos was of course an alien being, nothing else really made much sense. No way was it any sort of God, and you doubted that it was something ridiculous like the embodiment of magic either. You got to your feet and looked outside of the cave you were currently sitting inside of and were surprised that it was a chilling blizzard outside. "Where... are we right now?"

"According to everything I found out while you were unconscious, a few days before the fall of Zeal." Magus noted sagely before be pointed upwards at a twisting orb of cloud in the sky. "That up there is the Kingdom. Separated from the rest of the world by a barrier not unlike that which I used to protect my own Castle, though the barrier of Zeal is an order of magnitude more powerful."

"I take it that whatever you're planning on doing involves getting inside then? How are we going to do that?" You decided to see if Magus had any sort of plan, considering that he had been sent back to his own past, you felt like he should at least have something planned.
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"It's quite simple, there is a single teleportation device on the 'lower world' that can be operated by those with the ability to use magic, all we need to do is make our way to it and we'll be allowed access. The next step of my plan involves using my knowledge of things to come to convince the population and Queen Zeal herself that I am a powerful prophet, after that, You, Mayonne and myself will deal with Lavos by summoning it to the Kingdom of Zeal and using the potent magic contained within the floating kingdom to destroy the entire kingdom alongside Lavos by having it self-destruct and release all of the accumulated energy." Magus's plan didn't seem to have any sort of mercy to the innocents that would die in the self-destruction, but you supposed that from his perspective, all those people were doomed anyway. "Now that you know my story and where we are, can I rely on your assistance to help me destroy Lavos?"

>>What will Rettace say?
>"Sure, but... there's one problem. I can't use magic."
>"I guess so, but isn't there another way we could stop Lavos with?"
>"No. I'll deal with Lavos myself."
>"How are you so sure you can trust me with all this?"
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4962244
>One, your plan doesn't require the death of all those who live there. Two, you were from Zeal? Then that means the woman of your memory is here and It is paramount that I meet up with her. Who in turn may speak with this princess.
>Three, I wish your word that you shall not betray me.

The deaths of the people here is unrequired. Lets not kill more than we have to. And we can recover Khive.
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>>4962244
>>"I guess so, but isn't there another way we could stop Lavos with?"
Here's a better idea. Kill Dalton.
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>>4962244
>>4962250
Supporting this.
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>>4962244
>>"Sure, but... there's one problem. I can't use magic."
>>"How are you so sure you can trust me with all this?"

>>4962250
>The deaths of the people here is unrequired.
I'm pretty sure the deaths of the people here are literally required as 1: They've already happened and preventing them would fuck up the future and 2: It sounds like his plan is to wait for whatever wakes Lavos up here to happen and unleash the stored magic at it since the Kingdom is going to get exploded anyways.

>>4962259
We're doing that anyways.
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>>4962266
>I'm pretty sure the deaths of the people here are literally required as 1: They've already happened and preventing them would fuck up the future and 2: It sounds like his plan is to wait for whatever wakes Lavos up here to happen and unleash the stored magic at it since the Kingdom is going to get exploded anyways.
Not really, Zeal just has to fall, the survivors lived with the Earthbounds just fine after. I think.
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>>4962244
>>4962266
support.

This is what, 13,000? years in the past if I remember Chrono lore correctly? Preventing a mass death event permanently warps the future, and likely prevents the Chrono cast ever being born, including Lucca. Which means we have no one around to make devices that would enable us to A. rebuild our ship and get off this planet, and B. actually navigate through time rifts and recollect our original allies and squadmates.

Preventing the colony drop here is basically a quest dead end.
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>>4962272
The survivors should survive anyways. Like, from
>One, your plan doesn't require the death of all those who live there.
It sounds like he wants to prevent the Fall of Zeal which is probably something we shouldn't do. Like I said, it sounds like magus is planning to wait for the fall of zeal to happen and then just sort of focus it at Lavos, which means the people who survived should still survive.
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>>4962275
What I understood was that Magus wants to cause the fall himself with a better outcome, and anon wants to do it without killing as many people as it would. Which I think is pretty safe, we should be able to evacuate them.
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>>4962283
The problem is, if we evacuate all of them, how much will things change? Like, in the game Lavos literally 1999's the kingdom and blows it away until what remains hits the ocean and sinks and there are a few lucky survivors. 90% of them are dead anyways.
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>>4962293
>how much will things change?
I don't think it would be that big of a deal, the game is pretty tame with the butterfly effect. Marle being erased literally happens only once, you can clone items through time travel several times and in one ending Frog fucks the queen and Marle still exist, but part frog. So the original timeline natives should still exists, with a few new additions.
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>>4962296
>the game is pretty tame with the butterfly effect.
Until it reveals that everything you've done let Porre rise to power and fuck over Guardia.

>in one ending Frog fucks the queen and Marle still exist, but part frog.
Most of the big changes or dead ends are endings. Like if you beat Lavos before you beat Azala, everyone is still around, but Reptites or Crono ending up the Demon King with Marle and Lucca.
I just really don't want to end up with everyone being Reptites.
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>>4962306
>Until it reveals that everything you've done let Porre rise to power and fuck over Guardia.
We can fix that. And that was a step up from the end of the world, nations get conquered even to this day and they still get through. For the better or for the worse.
>I just really don't want to end up with everyone being Reptites.
Again, still a step up from apocalypsis.
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>>4962313
>And that was a step up from the end of the world
>Again, still a step up from apocalypses.
Look, I don't know about you. But I'm pretty sure most people would agree the world ending is a more preferable outcome over Chrono Cross.
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>>4962324
It went well in the end didn't it. I'm gonna be honest, and never finished Cross and just spoiled myself. All because of this fuck. But from what I remember, we could prevent it relatively easily. Maybe.
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>>4962244
>"Sure, but... there's one problem. I can't use magic."
>"But I'm pretty sure I can learn how to, with some help."
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>>4962336
>It went well in the end didn't it.
Kind of but not really. It still took a huge Last Jedi tier dump on everything you did in Trigger.
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>>4962244
>>4962266
This. Let's not change the past more than we have to.
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>>4962244
>>4962266
Support this.
Our PL is pretty fucking big now after that last boost.
Still have a way to go before we can fight Frieza though.
With any luck Rettace won't decide to cuck out and spare Frieza.
God I fucking hate Frieza.
Being Frieza's little cuckold is the #1 reason I can't read Saiyan Conquerer.
Fucking faggot ass passive players.
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>>4962756
Also some advice, QM.
You should make an OP post to put all the links to the pastebins and stuff in.
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>>4962756
Sparing him to fight again later seems a steryotypically saiyan thing to do.

But we are not stupid, overmuch. One great battle is better than it becoming stale.
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>>4962756
Cringe and bluepilled to randomly bring up another quest just to bitch about it
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>>4962819
If you ask me, Saiyan Conqueror is pretty cringe and bluepilled.
Just telling QM not to make the easily avoided mistakes of that trainwreck.
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>>4962823
Cope, I guess.
Nobody asked after all.
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>>4962757
Ah, right, that would be a good idea.
For now though
Scouter: https://pastebin.com/ympPXafU
Techniques: https://pastebin.com/3spguE8f

Anyway

Let's see how you do here...

1d100 bo4

Low DC 50 Mid DC 65 High DC 80
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>4962920
Wait, why are we rolling?
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>4962920
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>4962920
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>>4962931
Very nice.
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"Sure, but... there's just one problem... I can't use magic myself." Your current inability to use magic was slightly frustrating, but you knew that you'd learn how to use it in time.

"You can't? Then... what exactly were you doing in our battle?" Magus seemed to be interested in just what you were doing in the fight, of course, to the unaware, Ki could be somewhat mistaken for magic. "I had assumed you had simply had uncovered another way to use magic that was... more unconventional, but... now that I think about it, I had heard rumor back then about a potential new energy source that didn't rely on Lavos..." Magus seemed to be rapidly putting things together even without being informed. It was clear to you that the man was highly intelligent, at least when it came to his wit and ability to analyse things.

"You're right about that. It's not magic, it's... it's another form of energy called Ki. It's... different to magic, whereas it seems magic energy is only present in some individuals, Ki is the energy held within all life. I was actually practicing learning how to convert Ki into Magical Energy, but it's a work in progress."

"Conversion of one element to another...? I might be able to give you some pointers on that, actually... even if the specifics here are different, the theory should remain the same." Magus crossed his arms, it was clear that the man would rather do anything other than teach you how to use magic, but it wasn't like he had much of a choice if he wanted to rely on your assistance in his plan.

"Right, as it turns out, Magic Energy is far more condensed than Ki Energy tends to be, so I've been practicing on condensing my energy into a small enough form so that the conversion from Ki to a duplicate form of Magic Energy becomes possible." You held out a hand and created a large ball of Ki above your hand, startling yourself for a moment when you realized just how much that your power had actually risen since you woke up. It feels almost as if you'd almost become twice as strong as you were before! With this much power, condensing a ball of energy should be far simpler!

You focused on the large ball of Ki in your hand, steadily reducing it in size until it was the size of a small marble hovering above one of your fingers. "Hold the energy at that size!" Magus suddenly involved himself in your impromptu practice. "Just... close your eyes and imagine a natural force that is opposed by another! Like Fire and Water, or Shadow and Light! Or... you may even be able to synthesize an element that doesn't exist on this world!" You didn't see any reason not to trust Magus, so you closed your eyes and imagined...

>>What will Rettace imagine?
>Fire-Water
>Light-Shadow
>Lunar-Solar
>Creation-Destruction
>Space-Time
>Chaos-Balance
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4962984
>Life-Death
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>>4962984
>Space-Time
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>>4962995
actually nah nvm
i change to
>Space-Time
sorry
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>>4962984
>Lunar-Solar
Space-time is certainly cooler and probably gonna win but this seems the most obvious choice to me, given the whole Oozaru thing
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>>4962984
Seeing as this is an important vote, I'll leave it open for another hour and a half.
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>>4962984
>>Lunar-Solar
By Star and Satellite lad, that's a neato idea.
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>>4962984
>>Space-Time
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>>4962984
>Lunar-Solar
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>>4962984
>>Space-Time
We already have future sight, I feel like Time is the most fitting for Rettace.
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>>4962984
>Lunar-Solar
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>>4962984
>Space-Time
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OK, Space-Time wins

Choose two of the following starter spells

>Haste
-By speaking an incantation and expending a great deal of energy, you can double your speed by manipulating the flow of time

>Revert
-By speaking an incantation and expending a great deal of energy, the flow of time on a single object can be reverted for as long as the incantation is spoken. Energy cost increases exponentionally the longer the incantation is spoken.
Can't resurrect the dead.

>Short Range Teleportation
-By speaking a short sentence and expending a small amount of magical energy, you can instantly move to any location in sight.

>Slow
-By speaking an incanation, expending a great deal of energy and physically striking an enemy, you can half their speed by manipulating the flow of time around them.
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>>4963235
>>Haste
>>Short Range Teleportation

Aw HELL yeah!
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>>4963235
>Revert
>Short Range Teleportation
The two non-replicable by other magic types for now. I think.
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>>4963235
>Haste
>Short Range Teleport
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>>4963235
>Revert
>Short Range Teleportation
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>>4963235
>Haste
>Short range teleport.
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>>4963235
>Revert
>Short Range Teleportation
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>>4963235
Haste and Slow for me.
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>>4963235
>Revert
>Short Range Teleportation
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It’s tied, huh?
How about I try to convince some of you lads.
Other people in the party can already cast haste, but nobody can cast revert.
Although it’s not as directly combat useful, revert can be used in tricky manners, which we’re good at, and for obvious reasons its be especially good for undoing damage to one of a kind or incredibly rare objects. Or reverting their states, which comes with its own slew of uses if someone is using some shit as a powerup or something like that.
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>>4963850
Consider however, that reversion starts at the cost of haste, and gets more and more expensive by some unknown increment.

Increasing power costs at minute intervals has minor uses, at tens of seconds doesn't even have that minor use. It's just not casting effecient, we'd need much much greater reserves to make do with.
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Slow and haste scale pretty well desu senpai.

Slapping a 0.5* speed debuff on anything we touch, which could extend to Ki attacks in time, while also Hasting ourselves/allies means we're effectively 4* faster than we have any right to be in most situations. Most DB stuff shouldn't have much magic resistance either outside of Kais and Majin, you'd think?
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>>4963281
+1
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>>4963235
>>4963445
+1
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>>4963235
>Haste
>Short Range Teleport
I'm hoping we can eventually power up haste into triple speed or more.
And teleport seems like a good way to branch into Instant Transmission or Kai Kai.
We're definitely getting a visit from the Time Patrol in the future aren't we?
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I wonder if the rest of our allies can learn magic too.
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You close your eyes, focusing on two opposing natural forces, but... why does it have to be two opposing natural forces? Sure, Fire and Water are two natural forces that oppose one another, as are Light and Shadow, but... Light and Shadow don't just oppose each other. There can be no Shadow without Light... while they might exist in opposition with one another, the two are inextricably linked with each other too. So... what's stopping you from imagining something that doesn't exist in opposition with another concept at all? Something like...

Space and Time.

You immediately open your eyes. Finding yourself floating through an infinite void of cosmic darkness. Stars and galaxies flicker into existence around you, billions of light-years away, and in the span of a few seconds, you watch as the stars burn out, before new stars are formed, over and over again you watch as your imagination of the two twinned forces interacting with one another grows faster and faster, you feel lost in the mighty cosmos of this accelerating void, stars form in fractions of seconds and vanish before they even finish forming to your eyes, everything grows further and further apart, and then finally... you see her. Standing with her back to you is a girl with blue hair. You reach a hand out to the girl for some reason, but she shakes her head.

"It is not yet time for us to meet, Rettace." She refuses to turn around. "This place you have reached through the ignition of your own magical power is not where you are meant to be. You need to stop dreaming now, before you meet the same fate I did." There was melancholy in the voice of the blue haired girl as a rift opened up underneath your feet and you started to fall through it.

"W-wait! W-who are you?!" You yelled out at the girl as you were dragged away from the dream by the portal, and she didn't respond. Merely walking deeper into the infinite darkness that surrounded everything. The last thing you heard as you fell through the rift was the quiet sobbing of the unseen girl, but it was the same as with the portal that dragged you here, you couldn't resist the pull at all.

You wake up lying on the floor, sweating profusely with exertion, and Flea and Magus are both staring over you, concern on Flea's face and wry curiosity on Magus' face. "That was... interesting. You fell unconscious for a moment there before you started to yell something. What did you end up imagining? And... who were you yelling at?" Magus did seem genuinely interested in what had just occurred, but you debated whether you really wanted to tell him. You didn't entirely trust him yet, after all.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Tell the Truth to Magus about both your magic and what you saw.
>Tell the Truth to Magus about your magic, but tell him you can't remember anything.
>Lie about both to Magus, he doesn't need to know what you saw.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4964040
>Tell the Truth to Magus about both your magic and what you saw.
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>>4964040
>>Tell the Truth to Magus about both your magic and what you saw.
He helped us awaken this, so he may understand more than we did.
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>>4964040
>Magic, not what we saw
>What did I yell?
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>>4964040
>Tell the Truth to Magus about both your magic and what you saw.
We just met Schala, didn't we?
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>>4964040
>tell Magus the truth about both
Time to watch him sperge
>>4964065
SCHALA, HEY SCHALA.
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Just thought of a good training idea for nights when Rettace doesn't have to worry about fighting immediately. Namely, for his Ki control and overall Ki amount.

And that's trying to hold Haste as long as possible, by casting it repeatedly. By making Magic Units over and over, it'll help practice the conversion and Ki control related aspects, but also due to the fact that Rettace only has enough Ki for, at max (Given that a Magic Unit seems to be roughly equivalent to a ball of Ki), 50 or so uses of Haste, it should mean that he can increase his Ki amount in a timely fashion, with an hour or so of practice each night he knows he won't have to fight until the next morning.
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>>4964090
We should also practice ki compression in general. The faster we do it, the faster we can convert it to magic on the fly as well as start adding it to regular attacks.
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>>4964095
Not to mention the uses it may have for our Ki Mine and Flechette moves. Imagine if we could get our Ki Mines down to the size of a fingertip.
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>>4964040
>>Tell the Truth to Magus about both your magic and what you saw.
>>4964095

I wonder if we could do the opposite of ki compression, make balls of ki that appear threatening but cost very little energy, might be a good distraction against enemies who can't sense ki and if we also throw in large and powerful ki-balls they won't be able to just ignore the "fakes"
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>>4964133
>might be a good distraction against enemies
Maybe try to create Ki Flashbang Grenades? They would fit Rettace's kit.

With Space and Time now training Future Sight should be fruitful too. If we push training in this direction it will definitely lower the DC or even make it passive ability.
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>>4964143
>If we push training in this direction it will definitely lower the DC or even make it passive ability.

I don't think so. Future Sight is directly disconnected from the Time Magic stuff. We might be able to support one with the other, but I doubt training Time Magic would also improve Future Sight directly, since the main issue seems to be concentration, not how well we handle our Ki.
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>>4964040
Stay stoic and shrug it off. Tell him nothing.
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>>4964040
>>Tell the Truth to Magus about both your magic and what you saw.
Best buddies.
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"I... I focused on Space and Time... I know they aren't exactly what you'd call two opposing forces, but... something seemed to call out to me about those two in particular." Magus tries to keep himself composed as you tell him what you ended up focusing on, while Flea just tilts her... HIS head in confusion, clearly not really understanding what was going on very well. "Should I have not done that?" Magus was apparently the expert on magic here, so you might as well ask him about what exactly you just did.

Magus remains quiet for a moment, before he looks at you with his cold piercing eyes. "In general? Of everyone I know of in this era, only one person ever had the ability to use magic outside of the basic four elements, I for example was born aligned to Shadow Magic, which is opposed by Light Magic, and while I managed to alter my alignment somewhat to the degree where I can wield all four varieties of magic, I was never able to wield the magic she wielded." He looked at you again, though he seemed to mostly be lost in his own thoughts.

"What about that other person? What could they do?" You were interested in this topic, and it seemed like Magus was trying to steer the flow of the conversation away from the person you actually wanted to know about. Knowing about them could provide you some pretty valuable insight as to the actual limitations of this magical power. It's become very clear to you that despite the innate magic energy of the people of this world, there's something else to magic. While it doesn't pervade all life as Ki does, there is no denying that Magic is a universal force by itself... just one that most would never learn about. For a second you found yourself wondering if there were any other lesser known universal forces that could be used for combat, other than Magic and Ki, but you set that aside for now.

"The magic that person used was... well, it was also Time-Space magic. The uncovering of a whole fifth and sixth aspect of magic use, though... only she could wield it. Her mother eventually went mad with jealousy and was corrupted by her madness and lust for power, though I'm unclear of what became of the two of them. I was dragged from this time period before I could see the conclusion." There was still clearly something that Magus wasn't telling you, but you decided against pushing him for information. The fact that this other person had the same magic as you was quite the shock as well, considering how apparently rare it sounded, but having already come to the conclusion that magic was a universal force and that the people on this planet just had a natural in-born affinity for four varieties of it, you supposed that it wasn't really that unlikely... it was just unlikely that you would find somebody so quickly.
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"I see." You kept your surprise muted, not wanting to give too much away to the man. "Moving on, I saw something odd, when I dreamed. I saw a universe in the process of being created and destroyed over countless eons. But... eventually all that remained was darkness." Magus stared at you, waiting for you to get to the point. "Then I saw her. A girl with blue hair who was facing away from me. I called out to her, but... she said..."

"What? What did she tell you?" Magus out of nowhere practically demanded you give him the answer, even though you were quite literally in the process of doing so.

"She told me that we weren't supposed to meet yet, and that I needed to stop dreaming before I met the same fate that she did. Then a portal opened up beneath me and dragged me away from her." That about sums up your meeting with the mysterious girl. You wonder just who she was. You briefly wondered if she might have something to do with that person Magus was telling you about with the same magical alignment as you. Of course, that wasn't really based on anything concrete, you just had a feeling.

Magus remained silent for a few minutes, before he eventually seemed to decide on something. "Alright. Can you still move? I might be forced to change my plans to account for your abilities." He kept his face stoic and calm, though his energy revealed that underneath his composure, he was awash with emotions, barely able to contain the storm within himself.

"What are you talking about, Magus?" You're wondering just what he might've decided to change now. The man seemed to have been affected far more than you were expecting he would be by what you had told him, and he seemed to speak something under his breath before he addressed you.

"Here, I want to see something." Magus suddenly reached into his pocket, before he pulled a necklace from the inside of his robes, though it was more like some sort of amulet. A plate of metal with multiple words you couldn't understand written upon it, even with the translation of the Scouter, it was impossible. "Hold this and try to run some of your magic energy into it." He holds the amulet out to you and you look at it for a moment.

>>What will Rettace say?
>"I don't know how to do that. Is there a trick to it?"
>"Sure, I'll give it a go, give me a second to figure out how to do that."
>"No thanks. If you can't just tell me what the new plan is, we'll go with your original plan."
>"Is there any particular reason you want me to?"
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4964639
>"Sure, I'll give it a go, give me a second to figure out how to do that. If you could give some advice while I'm at it, that'd be appreciated."
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>>4964639
>>"Sure, I'll give it a go, give me a second to figure out how to do that."
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>>4964651
Gonna go with the write-in add here, Magus is definitely the expert out of everyone there in terms of magic usage.
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>>4964639
>"Sure, I'll give it a go, give me a second to figure out how to do that."
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>>4964639
>"Sure, I'll give it a go, give me a second to figure out how to do that."
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>>4964651
I'll support.

>I'd like to be kept in the loop Magus.
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>>4964639
>"Sure, I'll give it a go, give me a second to figure out how to do that. If you could give some advice while I'm at it, that'd be appreciated."
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1d100 best of 4

dc 60

>>4964976
>>4964977
>exact same post time
what the fuck
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>4964980
friggin time shenanigans
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>4964980
Perfectly calculated
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>4964980
Oh no we're jobbing again.
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>4964980
The time-space continuum is already being meta fucked. Shiiiieeeeet
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>>4964991
Nice roll.

Also, from the techniques list it looks like Haste can stack with a huge cost.
Haste might end up being a sort of Kaioken that can stack with super forms.
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>>4965002
I wonder if as our PL grows, our reserves grow.

Because we have gone from 7k to about 46k, and our strength has certainly gone up but our reserves dont feel like they have. So I think each increases proportionally, we just use it at the baseline and meet people whom against lesser attacks nothing would be felt.
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>>4965006
We haven't trained our reserves really, have we?
Super Saiyan will make our reserves explode though, I think.
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"Sure, I'll give it a go, though if you can provide a little bit of advice while I do it, that would be appreciated." Magus was still the expert when it came to magic, in fact, he might even know more about magic than Spekkio himself did! Though... you didn't know enough to know if that was true or not. Though there was no denying that Magus was tremendously talented with magic. You wondered briefly what might've happened if the fight continued and Magus got more of a chance to show off his abilities before his spells were broken and Lavos was nearly summoned prematurely.

"Excellent. It's quite simple. You still have that ball of magic energy floating around near you, so all you need to do is take hold of it and attempt to either absorb it into your body to use and redirect, or just apply it directly to the amulet... however, I wouldn't recommend trying to absorb it just yet. You don't have an internal capacity for magic energy right now, so it could cause you some damage." Magus warned you of the danger of attempting to absorb magic energy, and you nodded. It did make sense, your body hasn't got the ability to store magic, so attempting to use your body to perform magic internally would be a doomed endeavor.

"Right, then..." You looked at the floating ball of magic energy, you couldn't sense it and neither could your scouter, maybe Lucca could do something about that? Your Scouter is attuned to life energy right now, but it might be possible for it to be attuned to more types of energy. It being incapable of determining the energy level of artificial life like Robo in addition to Magic was frustrating, but it might give your scouter an actual true usage if it gained features that allowed it to attain readouts on beings and entities that didn't have Ki Energy as their major focus. You kind of doubted that you'd be able to sense a robotic lifeform's energy anytime soon yourself, but with an apparatus like a highly advanced Scouter courtesy of Lucca's ingenuity, it might be possible!

You willed the ball of Magic Energy to move, and much to your surprise, despite your inability to sense it, it moved as you wished it to. It was odd. It held such a great amount of Ki within it, but at the same time, it felt almost as if it by itself had barely any destructive potential for the amount of energy put into it. Perhaps on the level of a charged Ki blast if you were to use it in such a way, but at the same time, you knew that using the ball of magic for brute force was a completely brainless thing anyway. The true power of ball of magic was in, well, using magic. So it might be better to start referring to the balls of magic energy as something like... Magic Units? Yeah, that would be a better way to phrase things, especially if you're going to use magic often. To tell the truth, you were actually dying to test out your new abilities, but it would have to wait for a moment.
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As you controlled the ball of energy, you took it close to the amulet, and Magus nodded. "Yes, now just have the magic energy contained within that orb of energy mix with the amulet, if my theory is correct, it should hold the same alignment that you have managed to attain, and with any luck..." As Magus explained, you had the ball dissipate into the amulet, which glowed a soft blue color and started to hum softly. "Yes! Just as I had expected! Quickly, pass the amulet back to me!" You did as Magus asked, and he suddenly chanted something in that odd language he had used back in his castle, before the amulet glew even brighter and a portal opened up in front of him, with you and Flea looking on in surprise.

"What... did you just open? Is that a time rift?" You questioned Magus, and he shook his head.

"No, it's more like a rift in space that will lead us to another location within this time period. A portal, if you would." Magus looked at the rift for a moment before he pulled his hood up. "That amulet is linked to a certain pendant, and though the pendant contains the majority of the power in the link, by running your magical energy through it, the pendant that is linked to the amulet has activated." Magus explained quickly.

"Meaning?" You asked for a little more detail, wanting to know just where the rift led.

"Meaning that portal will take us directly to the person who is currently holding the pendant, now, quickly!" Magus dashed through the portal and disappeared, and you shared a look with Flea before the two of you both leapt through the portal, following Magus.

The world around you flashed with light as you leapt through, and in an instant you found yourself standing in another location. No longer were you in a lifeless cave in a frozen world, but instead you were standing in a grand looking hallway with terribly tall ceilings and extravagant decorations, in front of you was a blue haired girl wearing a dress and looking at the three of you with surprise on her features, though her surprise hadn't stopped her from acting, as the girl had put up a large barrier of energy around herself, and it seemed to be magic in question. She looked... familiar. Hiding behind was a short blue haired boy who appeared to be terrified of your sudden appearance in front of the two of them.

"Who are you?! Assassins?" The girl was clearly scared by your sudden appearance, but despite her fear, she was valiantly prepared to protect herself and the boy at her side.
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"Of course not, Princess Schala. Me and my associates were simply testing a new teleportation spell out, and I'm happy to announce that it was a-" As Magus spoke, your scouter suddenly flared up at the same time your natural senses did, as you detected another presence charging at the three of you with incredible speed from out of sight. Schala's strength wasn't really all that much to write home about at 20,340, and the boy next to her was impressive for his young age with 2500, but neither were threats. But what was a threat was the Power Level of 43,200 charging at the three of you at high speed! The energy felt familiar, but...

>>What will Rettace do?
>Inform Magus of the threat.
>Intercept the charging threat before they reach you.
>Try to use your words to calm the situation down.
>Create a Magic Unit and use Haste.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4965164
>Khive, it's me. Hold yourself, we mean no harm.
>Defend ourselves and prepare to block the attacks.

Logical deduction says it is her.
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>>4965164
>>4965173
Supporting this.
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>>4965173
Supporting this as well.
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>>4965173
+1
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>>4965173
Based, going with this.
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"Khive! It's me! Hold! We mean no harm!" You called out to the approaching power level, and the energy signature stops in their tracks when you refer to them by name. There's a brief silence between everyone as the situation seems to freeze, almost stopped in time as everyone looks at each other, waiting for somebody to start to speak. Khive eventually appears from the hallway, slowly approaching. You have to hold yourself back from laughing when you see what she's wearing. She's clearly embarrassed by the dress she's been forced into wearing, but it wasn't the dress that you were focusing on.

"Hey... Rettace... I... I'm going to admit that I really wasn't expecting I'd be seeing you again. It's... it's been an entire month!" Wait, it has? Seriously? Damn time travel! Well, that would explain her rapid gain in power... a little, though with Khive's usual lack of power growth, there was clearly something strange going on. "Where have you been?"

"Uh... it's a really long story." You didn't want to reveal the time travel to her immediately, not when there were people you didn't know nearby. People who might have ulterior motives. While the princess here seemed to be a good person from appearance you couldn't be careless. Time Travel was probably the sort of thing that was best to keep secret from other people. You can always tell her about it when you're in private.

"Wait... Khive, you know this man?" Schala deactivated the shield she had put up, turning to the newly arrived Saiyan warrior.

"I do. He's... well, he's technically... sort of... my boss." Looks like Khive hadn't actually revealed that much about herself to Schala either. "Don't worry, he's a good person. He's not here to do any harm... I think, at least. I'm not sure who these other two are."

"If you would allow me to introduce myself, I will tell you my identity." Magus spoke up now, crossing his arms. He was almost certainly frustrated at the current situation, but he wasn't letting his frustration seep into his voice. "I am the hermit prophet, Magus. I left Zeal a long time ago to research in private on the world below, but I have foreseen a great crisis coming to the Kingdom of Zeal, so I have returned with my summoned demon companion, Mayonne. As for Rettace here... I found he had a strange affinity for magic, so he has been assisting me." Wow, there wasn't a single outright lie in that entire explanation.
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Schala seemed to relax at his explanation, though she was eyeing Flea carefully now she knew that he was a demon. "My apologies for assuming that you were an Assassin... it's just... I haven't exactly been getting along too well with the Queen or the Chief Knight as of recent, and I fear the two of them would be unscrupulous enough to send assassins after me." Schala sounded like she was still worried though. "Tell me... your name is Rettace, is it not? How do you know my attendant and bodyguard?" Wait... what has Khive been up to in the time you've been separated?

>>What will Rettace say?
>"She's one of my squadmates, we're from a powerful group of traveling warriors."
>"She's one of my squadmates, we're Saiyans. Aliens from beyond this world."
>"She's one of my dearest friends. We've known each other since we were just children."
>Ignore Schala, ask Khive what the hell she's been up to instead.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4965528
>"I am her commanding officer and she is my comrade. A comrade who is very hard to locate as it happens."
>"Khive, Report. I and the others have only been dislocated for a manner of two, maybe three days. You must have more to say about the situation, Especially your rapid reversal of strength."

Professional, slipping into proud excitement
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>>4965528
>>"She's one of my dearest friends. We've known each other since we were just children."
>>Other(Write-in)
Go over, wrap an arm around her and compliment her on her nice dress. Try not to laugh.
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>>4965528
>>4965534
Support. We have no idea what Khive has told them, let's not accidentally make her a liar. We can tell them more after we hear her out. Rettace has also just thought about how it would be a mistake to reveal time travel to the locals, let's not do that either.
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>>4965534
+1
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>>4965534
Supporting!
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>>4965528
>>4965534
+1
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>>4965528
Supporting>>4965534
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"She's one of my dearest friends, and we've known each other since childhood." You smile as you approach Khive and wrap an arm around her waist. She makes a small noise of surprise at your sudden approach, but you keep talking. "You've gotten a lot more powerful, haven't you?" You try not to laugh as you look at her dress, and instead focus on her power.

"S-still not stronger than you though, Rettace..." She sounded... maybe a little disappointed? That even after her rapid growth in strength, she was still less powerful than you were when it came to your power-level alone. "We've all gotten a lot stronger since we arrived on this planet though, haven't we?"

"Yeah, but... that doesn't mean I'm not surprised by how much stronger you've gotten, Khive. How did you manage it?" You did want to know what could have turned her from a girl with a power-level that didn't even break 5000 into a power rivaling yourself.

"W-well... I was shown a few uh... meditation techniques by Schala, and I've also been..." She turned away, embarrassed about something. Looks like she doesn't want to reveal the secret to her rapid growth in strength. That was fine, you supposed. It's fine for Khive to want to protect the secret that got her this strong.

"Don't worry, if you don't want to talk about it, that's fine." You tell her that it's alright if she doesn't want to reveal why she's so strong. You get the feeling that you'll find out later on anyway.

"Very good. Now shall we cut the pleasantries?" Magus stepped into the conversation. "I must examine the Mammon Machine now. Princess Schala, can you show me to it?" Magus crossed his arms again. "My prophecy dictated a great disaster occurring with the Mammon Machine, and I need to make sure that doesn't come to pass."

"Very well, based on your connection with one of Khive's friends, I... cannot believe you to be a person with ignoble goals. Besides, there's... something about you that I feel like I can trust..." Schala nodded. Having been convinced by the connection you had with Khive, it seemed like she trusted Magus more now. You looked at the boy hiding behind Schala, and he slowly came out from hiding behind his sister. You noticed something very interesting the moment that the boy stopped hiding behind the girl. He was wearing an amulet identical to the one that Magus had! A coincidence? Or...?
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"Then let us make haste, we do not have long before the calamity cannot be averted." Magus then turned to you. "Rettace. I'd like you to take Mayonne and... Khive, was it? To the barracks, there should be a man there named Dalton." His voice turned cold. "He's the head of the guard here, and... well, it would be better if you 'kept him busy', I believe he will have a part to play in the incoming calamity." Oh, you got what he was talking about, Schala seemed to be curious, but she didn't say anything. Schala led Magus off somewhere else, followed by the boy at her side closely. It didn't take long for the three of them to disappear down the hall, leaving you with Flea and Khive.

"So uh... Rettace... what exactly are we supposed to be doing?"

>>What will Rettace say?
>"Well, I guess we're going to go and kill Dalton."
>"I guess we can just blow up the Barracks?"
>"I want you to lure Dalton into a trap for me. You can do that, right?"
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4966119
>>"Well, I guess we're going to go and kill Dalton."
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>>4966119
>We're going to be killing Dalton, in an effort to kill Lavos.
>The boy with Schala, do you know his name?

Little magus.
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>>4966119
Support >>4966122
Good idea to nudge info out of Khive on Janus.
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>>4966119
>"Well, I guess we're going to go and kill Dalton."
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Still tied. Guess I'll wait for another 30 minutes.
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>>4966121
changing to this >>4966122
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>>4966119
>>4966122
This.
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"We're going to be killing Dalton, in an effort to kill Lavos... or at least help kill Lavos." You revealed casually to your underling, now there was no need to keep anything a secret from her. You honestly have no idea what the hell Dalton looks like, but he'll probably be the strongest guy in the room, if he's the captain of the guard. Or at least, that would make the most sense.

"Huh? Kill Dalton? I mean... Schala doesn't get along with the man, but... isn't that going a little too far?" She then pauses. "And what was that about killing Lavos? The people around these parts have nothing but praise for the name of Lavos, they say that Lavos was the thing that granted them all the power to use magic, and that the Queen is devising a means of creating an unlimited amount of energy so the Kingdom can exist forever! Or something... That's just what I've overheard from people walking around" Khive seems to have picked up on some useful information during her time in this era.

"Going too far? Not at all, Khive. I can't really go into an incredible amount of detail right now, but there's..." You sigh. "We've been scattered out across time, and I've visited the future of this world. Lavos is the being that we were sent here to kill, and thousands of years in the future, will be the one responsible for destroying this world. That is what we saw when we were first landing upon this planet. The future that had been decimated by Lavos." While as a Saiyan you wouldn't really care about planets that weren't your own, you couldn't help but admit that you'd already managed to grow somewhat attached to this particular planet. The existence of all of the useful equipment, powerful magical medicine, magic, and Lucca's technical ingenuity had really gone a great way towards helping you actually want to protect this planet. This planet, if it were allowed to prosper, might actually be able to rival the Tuffles! Of course, such things aren't going to be happening if Lavos wipes out the population before they can reach their peak.

"I... really? I suppose that's the reason that I couldn't sense anybody else when I left Zeal for a moment in order to check the world below."

"Huh? How did you leave Zeal? I thought that the teleportation device could only be used by people who could use magic?" That was what Magus told you, at least, and you had little reason left to doubt the man at this point... unless...!

"Oh! That... well, Schala... she sort of... had a method that allowed me to unlock a way to contain magic energy within my body where before I had no ability to!" She... what?! "She called them... Magic Capsules? She's been working on a whole variety of medicines like this. She's hoping to be able to mass-produce them so that the people who are forced to live on the world below would be able to use magic! I helped her test them out!" Then in that case...
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"If you can use magic, then... what's your element?" You wanted to know what Khive had, and the girl looked around to see if there was anybody else nearby.

"It's Creation. Schala said that it's a rare and unique element that I shouldn't let anybody know about... She also said that it's apparently linked to destruction, but... that I didn't have the proper emotional aptitude to wield spells of that nature. It's... strange. It's almost like it linked to the techniques that Kami taught me back on Onisthena..." She's not wrong. This is strange indeed.

"I see... well, I'm sure that it's very powerful, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you can produce with your magic, Khive." Something like Creation? You didn't know what to expect from her now. Theoretically, if her element was Creation itself, then she may well be capable of replicating any other variety of magic! Or... well, that's how you thought it worked. You were a complete beginner when it came to magic, but it sounded right. "What about that boy who was with Schala? Do you know what his name is?"

"You mean Janus? Yeah... that's her little brother. He's really attached to her, and hardly ever leaves her side when she's not busy with her duties. Kinda reminds me of how me and Parzlee used to be." Khive had a smile on her face as she reminisced about her sister, before she shook her head. Janus, huh? "Well, we should probably get going. Dalton should be at the barracks right now, so I'll lead you there... we should be careful though. He's strong." You looked at Khive with a raised eyebrow, pressing the button on the side of your scouter, but finding that the magical nature of the place you were in was acting as a sort of smokescreen to the long-ranged detection of power levels. Too much energy flowing around the place, it seemed. You'd have to get Lucca to work on that bug.

It wasn't a long walk to the barracks, though as you approached the doors to the barracks, they were slung open and a tall man wearing a blue tunic with an orange cape stepped through. He had an eye-patch covering his right eye. Khive wasn't wrong about his strength, either. With a Power Level of 50,402, he was clearly very powerful. He sneered when he noticed Khive.

"Oh, has the princess' pet monkey escaped her leash? I'd suggest you go scamper back to your master, girl. Before somebody decides to put you down." The guard captain was... well, he was very obviously a dead man walking. He was looking at you and Flea now, and you could already feel anger bubbling up in you.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Charge forwards and punch Dalton as hard as you can.
>Charge forwards, grab Dalton by the face, and smash him into the floor.
>Cast Haste on yourself, then beat the shit out of Dalton.
>Blow the asshole away with a Mirror Wave.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4966489
>You intend to insult my comrade further, do you?
>Steadily begin to charge a mine under our for, a weak one that wont blow the entire palace away. Then hide a mana charge behind our backs with our tail to caste haste with.

If he sneers any more, let's kick his fucking ass.
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>>4966489
>Cast Haste on yourself, then beat the shit out of Dalton.
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>>4966489
>Cast Haste on yourself, then beat the shit out of Dalton.
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>>4966501
Supporting.
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>>4966489
>Cast Haste on yourself, then beat the shit out of Dalton.
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>>4966489
>Cast Haste on yourself, then beat the shit out of Dalton.
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OK
1d100 bo4

Low DC 45 Mid DC 60 High DC 80

Show me what you got.
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Rolled 79 (1d100)

>>4967194
Hayaii
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

>>4967194
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>4967194
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>4967194
AHHH I'M ZOOOMING

Captcha:WORM0
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You put your hand behind your back before you formed a ball of Ki with it and rapidly compressed it down to the size of a fingernail, converting it into a tiny ball of magical energy that you can use for your magic. With a calm smile on your face, you spoke, looking directly at Dalton's nonchalant looking face as you did. He was much too busy focusing on Flea to notice what exactly it was that you were doing, and it was only when you began to speak that he noticed something was wrong. "Current of time, flow faster for me! Haste!" You yelled the incantation for the spell, and just like that, you felt that same embrace of time magic as last time. The world around you slowed as your own timestream was accelerated, and you smirked. Dalton may have noticed that something was going on now, but you were much too fast for him to respond to, and before he could even raise a hand to defend himself, you had already charged at him.

"Wwhhaatt ddoo yyoouu tthh--" Dalton tried to speak, but you could hardly understand him as a result of your increased speed, and instead the only answer that the eyepatched man received was your fist slamming into his face at tremendous speed, causing the man to fly backwards through the doors of the barracks that he had just come out of.

"Too easy." You smirked as you began to approach the man, but he was still standing despite having taken such a mighty blow to the face. He slowly wiped the blood from his face and began to radiate enemy. "PPrrootteecctt!!" A sheen of energy appeared around him as he looked at you with hate filled... eye. You smirked as you approached the man, but then, unexpectedly, he smirked too. Pointing directly at you and speaking rapidly. "Iron Sphere." There was no flare of energy, and the only warning you had to what was about to happen was the shadow that formed on you, and then the massive black sphere of silvery metal that was about to fall directly on you.

You grit your teeth as you looked up at the metal sphere, it was fast! Maybe even too fast for you to avoid by moving alone! You needed to act, and act fast, because something told you that thing wasn't just a normal sphere of metal!

>>What will Rettace do?
>Brace for impact, have faith in your defense.
>Leap up at the iron sphere and smash it with a Ki-infused punch.
>You have a tiny amount of magic energy left! Use your teleportation!
>Try to dodge it anyway!
>Blast it with a Mirror Wave!
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4967388
>You have a tiny amount of magic energy left! Use your teleportation! Aim for directly behind him, then lay into him some more, with some Ki infused punches!
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>>4967388
>You have a tiny amount of magic energy left! Use your teleportation!
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>>4967388
>Teleport behind Dalton, Ki-infused beatdown

Bastard.
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>>4967388
>>4967399
+1
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>>4967388
>>4967399
+1
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>>4967399
Supporting!
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OK give me 1d100
Best of 4
DC 65 High DC 90
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>4968547
I'm here to kill CHA-Dalton
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>4968547
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>4968547
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Rolled 59 (1d100)

>>4968547
go high
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>4968547
Oh to dream of what could have been.

>>4968550
Whew.
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>>4968559
It would have been better if you hadn't anon...
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>>4968561
Never stop dreaming my friend. Even if it hurts to wake up.
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You still had a small amount of magic energy left, maybe just enough to pull something off that Dalton couldn't possibly be expecting! Drawing on the last lingering fragments of energy that were following you from the remnants of the ball of magic energy, you gathered the power around you and uttered a single word of the incantation, charging up Ki in your right hand at the same time to blast Dalton away with an energy infused punch. "Teleport!" You felt your magic energy rapidly suffuse over you in the instant the teleportation took, and you appeared directly in front of Dalton's face, ready to smash him directly in the jaw.

"Tteellee-wwhhaatt?" Dalton could barely utter an expression of surprise before your attack smashed into his jaw, and you heard the satisfying crunch of bone being smashed in slow motion as you landed a perfect punch on the man. Blood and spittle flew from his face in slow motion as he was forced to fly backwards by the force of your attack, but the real wonder of the Haste spell at this distance was that no matter how hard you hit your opponent, the force of your attacks alone wasn't enough to send an enemy flying faster than you could follow. So before he had even stopped flying backwards from the first punch, you infused your Ki into both of your hands for a second attack, clasping your hands together as you intercepted his backwards flight and smashing him full force in the center of his chest!

With that done, time resumed to its normal speed for you, and you heard the crash of the Iron Ball behind you, before it split into two and dissipated into nothingness. You looked down at Dalton, and expected to see a broken mess of a man, though despite his jaw being broken, and your second strike breaking more than a few of his ribs, it didn't quite look like the man was entirely out of the fight yet. You began to charge the Ki to finish the man ofo with a Mirror Wave, but he suddenly smirked.

"Cure II!" He shouted through his ruined jaw, which quickly righted itself, before he leapt up from the floor and hastily fled backwards. Damn it! Healing magic?! This man is more dangerous than you had first given him credit for... "Darn, that was a close one." The man seemed to be relieved at his sudden escape, before he looked you in the eyes and yelled. "Let me show you what happens to the people who strike at me, the Shield of Zeal! Arise, Golems!" The room began to shake and debris started falling from the ceiling before the violent rumbling stopped, and two massive champions of stone smashed out of the ground! "Crush these three, in the name of Zeal!" With that, the man started to flee the battle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZccdQ5atfs
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"Get back here you coward!" You yelled at the man, but clearly, being called a coward was of no concern to the so called 'Shield of Zeal' and he had chosen to flee from the battle. You couldn't sense the energy of the two golems, but you were half considering just ignoring them entirely in favor of just going after Dalton again. With another cast of Haste, you could likely catch him, or you could just use your teleportation to catch up with him. Damn, the bastard was speedy though. Even more frustrating was the fact that the rest of the soldiers seemed to have noticed what was going on and were moving to join in too! Even if they were fodder to you with power levels ranging from 2000-5000, you couldn't discount their magical abilities.

You took a look back at Flea and Khive, who both looked about ready to jump into the fight against the golems. You were surprised by Flea's eagerness, but perhaps he was taking his oath of allegiance as a demon seriously? Flea didn't really seem to be the sort of person to relish battles, so were they trying to impress you or something? Maybe calling them Flea was a little too harsh... Oh well, what's done is done.

>What will Rettace do?
>Trust in Khive and Flea to deal with the Golems, pursue Dalton with a casting of Haste.
>Trust in Khive and Flea to deal with the Golems, teleport after Dalton again.
>Charge up a Mirror Wave beyond its normal limits and blow away both of the Golems at once!
>Coat the Golems with Ki Mines and then detonate them all at once. Use their huge size against them!
>Other(Write-in)
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>>4968850
>Send Flea, in an unobtrusive form, to keep an eye on Dalton
>battle the golems with Khive--let's see how she's grown!
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>>4968850
>Trust the others to handle it. "Khive, Flea, Slay them!"
>Haste after Dalton, use mirror wave to take out his leg to hamper him.
>Confuse the soldiers. "ON ORDERS OF THE PRINCESS, APPREHEND THE FLEEING TRAITOR!"
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>>4968850
>Trust in Khive and Flea to deal with the Golems, pursue Dalton with a casting of Haste.

Using magic is the easiest way to deal with the golems and they should both have more experience with it than Rettace
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>>4968929
Even if the soldiers dont buy that we are telling the truth, that hesitation (we did come with the princesses bodyguard and aid) will buy us time to enact our task.
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The vote is tied.
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>>4968850
>>Trust in Khive and Flea to deal with the Golems, pursue Dalton with a casting of Haste.
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>>4969198
I'm willing to support just cating haste and confusing the soldiers instead of the whole thing.
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Alright then, 1d100 best of 4
Low DC 50 Mid DC 60 High DC 80
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>4969216
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>4969216
I'm gonna roooooll ouuhhhh
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>4969216
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Rolled 81 (1d100)

>>4969216
C'mon, please let me clutch this!
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>>4969234
the madman did it
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>>4969234
Amazing.
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>>4969234
good job lad
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>>4969234
Holy shit, not only did I clutch, I got the max pass, aside from a crit!
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>>4969248
Attaboy!
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You're not going to let that bastard Dalton get away from you! "Khive! Flea! I leave these things to you!" You start to run after Dalton, forming another ball of magic energy in your hand as you pursued the guard captain, and rapidly condensing the energy down into the size that you need in order to actually cast your magic as you start to sprint after Dalton with speed that already surpasses the majority of the people in the room. "Current of time, flow faster once more! Haste!" You allow the Magic Unit to dissipate in its entirety this time as you cast the spell upon yourself, and you take off after Dalton. He might be able to attempt to run from you, but between your advanced scouter and your ability to sense his natural high power level, there wouldn't be any hiding. You had too many options available to you to allow that. While before, you didn't know if you actually wanted to kill the man, at this point, you really didn't see much of a point to keeping him alive. If Magus was to be believed, almost the entire population of Zeal would perish, so what was prematurely putting one on the record going to do?

As you sprinted after him at double your normal speed, you started to gain on the man. Annoyingly enough, for all of his cowardice, he was pretty incredible physically, and without your ability to use Haste, he'd actually be able to outpace you in a straight up race! Fortunately though, with Haste, you had started to gain on him, though Dalton had noticed your sprinting behind him, and had turned his head slightly to look at you. "Yyoouu ddaammnn bbaassttaarrdd!! Yyoouu jjuusstt ddoonn'tt kknnooww wwhheenn ttoo ggiivvee uupp!" The worst part about your usage of haste was that it caused you to hear your opponents speech in slow motion, and honestly, it was getting kind of annoying, still, you were gaining on the man, and in a few seconds, you'd be upon him once again! "Lleett'ss sseeee hhooww yyoouu ggeett oonn wwiitthh tthhiiss oonnee!!" He started to glow with golden magic energy, before he swiftly moved his hand to point behind him. "LLIIGGHHTTNNIINNGG TTWWOO!" He screamed the name of his attack, and as he did, a storm of golden bolts of electricity lit up the corridor you were pursuing him through, and you were forced to slow your pace for just a moment to avoid getting hit by any of the powerful bolts of lightning. Dalton's magic was incredible! What the hell was this idiot doing running away?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ1OnMZ-7o
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"Nice try, but you'll need to be faster than that!" Even with your enhanced speed and ability to perceive the world around you in slow motion, dodging the lightning itself if it was aimed directly at you would've been a tremendously challenging feat, but fortunately through either luck or Dalton's own idiocy, the storm of electricity that exploded in your path was random and erratic, allowing you to dodge past the streaking bolts of energy and continue pursuing the man. "Come on, try harder, you might be able to stop me if you do!" You were truthfully enjoying the pursuit now, having an enemy who should've been stronger than you on the ropes thanks to his own cowardice and the new powers you had learned was something you found exhilarating! You'd have to thank Magus for teaching you how to wield magic, because this power was something that would allow for you to turn the tables on any adversary if they were close to you in strength! It went further than just doubling your speed too! It doubled your reflexes through simply granting your body twice the time it would need to react to a particular strike!

You heard Dalton grunt in annoyance as he continued to flee, he had managed to increase the gap between the two of you through his magic, but once again the gap was shrinking. As he continued to flee, he put a hand behind his back and started to fire balls of white energy at you, and your natural impulse was to deflect them with your Ki, but then you realized that you had no idea how a Ki deflection would work on balls of magic! For that reason, you dodged out of the way of the spheres of power without allowing any to hit you, being slowed a little more as the balls of energy collided with the ground and turned the white stone tiles they hit into a bubbling red molten puddle.
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The chase continued, and you fired a few Ki Blasts of your own at Dalton, though as a result of the chance through the corridors, you couldn't really focus your efforts on creating a powerful attack, and your own Ki attacks simply bounced off of the barrier he had placed around himself, annoyingly. Seems that basic blasts just wouldn't cut it against this bastard. You continued running until Dalton suddenly stopped in front of a door. You thought he was about to finally face you, but instead a blue aura of magic radiated from his body. "IICCEE TTWWOO!" He suddenly roared as the corridor came alive and a giant blue wall of ice solidified in front of himself. That bastard was just trying to buy himself time! You smashed through the wall of ice and followed Dalton out of the now open door that he had exited to, which led out into the outside world. You were almost stunned by the difference between this place and the world below. A gentle breeze blew across plains of grass, floating islands hovered in the air all around you and the sun was warm and embracing. You didn't allow the scenery to distract you from the task at hand, and it didn't take long to see that Dalton had taken off towards... a gigantic flying vehicle like structure? It was massive! Easily the size of a spaceship!

Dalton didn't have any more tricks to use on you, and simply continued fleeing from you towards the ship. By the time you had finally caught up with the coward, he was standing on the open ramp to the ship, and smiling widely, just as Haste wore off once again. "Sorry, assassin, but you can remember this as the day that you and your ilk failed to assassinate the great Dalton! Activate Blackbird Engines!" At his command, six colossal jet engines fired up on the wings of the humongous airplane. The planes started to inch away as Dalton chuckled. "Rear gunners! Blow him away!" You were forced to step to the side to avoid one of the beams from the ship's guns hitting you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8-Dqe3_dWs

"Hahaha! I can't believe you actually followed me all this way, you utter fool! Now, prepare to be eliminated by the unparalleled aerial might of the Flying Fortress Blackbird!" He was gloating, and the ship had started to take to the air now.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Jump up onto the ramp and face Dalton directly. You won't be satisfied unless you give this asshole the beating he deserves.
>Just... fly after it? Did he... did not he know you could fly?
>Supercharge a Mirror Wave and destroy one of the wings with it. Send the Blackbird crashing to the ground!
>Create a Magic Unit and just teleport next to Dalton when the ship is clear of you, and then just push him off of the Blackbird's ramp.
>Other(Write-in...)
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>>4970264
>Suprercharge a mirror wave
>Just. . fly?

I want to see the look on his stupid face as we start flying.
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>>4970264
>Create a Magic Unit and just teleport next to Dalton when the ship is clear of you, and then just push him off of the Blackbird's ramp.
Idiot
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>>4970264
>Just... fly after it? Did he... did not he know you could fly?
>Fly up onto the ramp and face Dalton directly. You won't be satisfied unless you give this asshole the beating he deserves.
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>>4970264
>Create a Magic Unit and just teleport next to Dalton when the ship is clear of you, and then just push him off of the Blackbird's ramp.
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>>4970264
>>Create a Magic Unit and just teleport next to Dalton when the ship is clear of you, and then just push him off of the Blackbird's ramp.
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>>4970264
>>Create a Magic Unit and just teleport next to Dalton when the ship is clear of you, and then just push him off of the Blackbird's ramp.
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>>4970264
>Create a Magic Unit and just teleport next to Dalton when the ship is clear of you, and then just push him off of the Blackbird's ramp.
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>>4970264
>Create a Magic Unit and just teleport next to Dalton when the ship is clear of you, and then just push him off of the Blackbird's ramp.
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