Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tuffle%20Quest>You are Maple Son-Mahogany, one of two young Tuffle twins thrown at Earth starting in early Dragon Ball by your "father," Dr. Raichi>"Canon" had already taken a sharp turn from the "norm" when you began, and through your actions, choices, and dialogue, took even further turns from the "norm," and will probably continue to do so>Stats and dice mechanics are used, and can be explained again as needed>Let's all try to have some fun, ok?And a pastebin: http://pastebin.com/F66TyYznhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO_Lpb2f6d4Last time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Z! You faced off against with the combined mechanical might of Super Android 13, holding him off long enough for Krillin to form a Spirit Bomb and blast him away for good. You arrived back on Earth to witness Chuu Lee face off against an empowered Vegeta... and see your former student claim victory, as the Earth’s new World Martial Arts Champion!
>>856681Greetings Kato! Looking forward to the civil discussions on Chuu Lee's look today! If we argue feel free to give us the shut down.I'm also fine with the old dice system.
>>856681Weeks later...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKX4-0VH45s“You’ve almost got ‘em, Gohan! Pull harder!” Goku shouts excitedly.“U-uurrrwwaaahhh!” your son shouts, pulling on a fishing rod and landing a fish the size of a bear on the shore.“You got it! Yaaaay!” Peppa cheers, quickly bonking it on the head with her Practice Power Pole. Izumi giggles gleefully, riding Icarus above the scene.You sit back, smiling at the scene with Chi-chi and your brother. Raditz sits curiously. “Huh. Never took you folks for the type to go fishing.”“So that IS something they do on other planets.” Chi-chi comments, smiling like she just won a bet.“What, you think Earthling monopolize on such activities?” he asks with a quick laugh.Hard to believe that not too long ago your lives were on the line defending Brench. Chuu Lee’s been trying to relax as much as she can, given her newfound fame. Vegeta was furious with her when he found out what happened... but he seems to have accepted his loss, begrudgingly. Tarble and his wife should be meeting with the Brench leaders by now to see what they can do about the soldiers attacking their respective planets, and with his new Scouter you gave him he should be contacting you all again soon enough.Things are probably going to get dangerous again, you don’t need your Foresight to see that. But for right now? It’s best to relax while you can. You all have earned a bit of peace and quiet.>A. Take up a fishing pole, give it a go!>B. So, Acer, Chi-chi, I’ve been thinking about the kids and schooling...>C. Say, Raditz, how have you and Tights been doing?>D. Something else?
>>856686>Civil DiscussionsWith this quest? NO WAY!Though really, we don't really have a say in what other people wear except for combat purposes.
>>856689>D. Something else?Cook up that fish and let Gohan have a snack. >A. Take up a fishing pole, give it a go!>C. Say, Raditz, how have you and Tights been doing?Think Capsule Corp will let us set up a match making side business?>>856705Hope for the best, prepare for the worse.
>>856689>B. So, Acer, Chi-chi, I’ve been thinking about the kids and schooling...What would the fusion of Tights and Raditz be called?
>>856689>A.>B.>C.He'll yeah, Tuffles time! Started to miss this quest.
>>856689You look to the long-haired Saiyan and ask, with a sly smile, “Say, Raditz, how are you and Tights doing?”“Matchmaker Maple, no.” he grumbles. “We’re not dating.”“So what ARE you doing with her?” Chi-chi inquires.“Interviews, research, mostly.” he states. “She’s been very curious about what my life was like before I got here...” He seems to frown slightly, a tinge of regret in his voice. “...Well, and my change of heart. She’s piecing together some things on cultures outside of the Earth’s. Heh, her place always looks like it has a thousand different stories being written at once.”“You sure you don’t think she’s cute, even a little bit?” you ask hopefully.“Saiyans are very peculiar about their mates. Even Kakarot went for the ‘typical’ approach for us, in spite of our races’ colored past.” Raditz looks to you and laughs. “Out of everyone, Tarble is the outlier among us.”“Keep me notified if you start looking, then.” you ask cheekily, standing up. Maybe if you ask nicely, Capsule Corp. could help set you up with a matchmaking business. Ah, that’s for later though... “Hey, monkey boy, toss me a fishing pole!” you shout. “Brobro, mind cooking up that fish for us?”“Knowing the Saiyans here, I doubt one will be enough.” he jokes. Raditz and Goku don’t even protest, they just laugh along with him.You sit down with Gohan, waiting patiently with the line in the water, ruffling your son’s hair softly. “Good job, sweetie.” He smiles up at you, then watches the fishing pole. A few nice, quiet minutes pass as your brother gets a campfire set up. Chi-chi does a stretch and starts to head over to her husband... when a thought crosses your mind.“Say, Chi-chi, I’ve been thinking...”“You do that a lot, Maple.” she responds in a dry, yet clearly teasing voice.“Well, it’s about the kids’ schooling.”She stops walking, then heads closer to you, Peppa and Izzy closing in as well. “Oh perfect! I’ve been meaning to talk with you about this too.”>A. Let’s hear your idea first>B. You’d want somewhere close, maybe Orange Star City>C. Somewhere near the Ox King’s village would probably be the best idea>D. Think Auntie Baba might have some kind of thing she can get going for them?>E. Well, Oolong and Puar went to this kindergarten...>F. Something else?
>>856812>D. Think Auntie Baba might have some kind of thing she can get going for them?Baba is rich and a great teacher. Though, she'd probably just hire some teachers with all the money she has.
>>856812>A.But then mention>B.>C.And see which she prefers.
>>856812>A.>F.I'm fine with whatever basic education with other kids they get.Could we visit each martial arts schools and see which one the kids would be able to excel at in their own pace? Orin School, King Chappa's, Crane, Chin-Star, Panther-Fang.The Royal Academy of Science is a neat place if our kids prove to prodigies I know they will be.We could pick out tutors from each school and have the kids train with that person as well so we can rotate guest characters too.
>>856812Have we checked out any if these, like gone to orientations and the like?We like reading, right? What does Goku like again?
>>856916We inspired an interest in cooking with Goku. So that's something he can pass onto the kids as well. Maybe teach Gohan that rice meal that Grandpa Gohan made.
>>856938That would be really sweet. I support this idea.
>>856938How about we teach him to gut a fish, first?Also, does anyone else think the Baba option would be bizarre enough to be entertaining?
>>856955I'm open to seeking Baba's advice and guidance. She's our teacher as well and the kids would do well to learn under her. Peppa would probably love the monster gang under her employee.We could also have them meet deceased family members and mentors while there too. Baba could also use her foresight to see which path of education would be best for the kids too.
>>856812“Well, let’s hear it, Chi-chi.”She sits down next to you, looking over the kids. “...well, Mark and Miguel had Videl going to a school in West City, with Pantea. It’s a bit far from all of us, but not too far that we can’t get there quickly.”“West City, huh? And here I was going to think you wanted somewhere closer, like Orance Star or maybe near your dad’s village.”“It’s just a thought.” she states bashfully.“Or could try and see if Auntie Baba could hire some tutors, betcha she’s got the cash for it.”She thinks that one over. “I dunno about that... I mean, I know she’s got a lot going for her, but what would that even be like?”“Oh, you know, learning history from a mummy, biology from a vampire, astronomy from a gost. The basics.” Acer comments from afar, cooking the first fish with Goku.“I’d just be happy with you kids getting an education. Brobro and I kinda had to be self-taught, for what little we didn’t have... well, a bit complicated to explain-”“Downloaded?” Gohan questions, surprising you and Chi-chi. “Like, a computer?”You ruffle his hair again and smile. “More or less. But we can’t exactly do that here. Plus, think of all the friends you get to make.”Peppa and Izzy are positively beaming with excitement over that prospect. Chi-chi chuckles softly. “I guess we know their opinion on that.”“What’s Acer think?”“Was partly his idea, to be honest.” she admits, blushing slightly“She came up with it, I checked on it.” your brother shouts to you. “It’s a good place.”>A. You know what, let’s do it. West City it is!>B. Ehh, we’re not exactly in a rush. Let’s look places over and then come to a decision>C. Maybe we can let the kids decide>D. Something else?
>>856998>A. You know what, let’s do it. West City it is!>D. Something else?Katas Jr would make a good tutor now that he's not God. He could even teach the kids Namekian.
>>856998>A.I'm good with that.
>>856998Dr. Flappe and Dr. Senbei would also be great tutors but only because I want the kids to meet Arale and Eighter.
>Didn't hit enter while posting notification on Twitter.Damn it all. I'm rusty.
>>856998>A. You know what, let’s do it. West City it is!
>>856998>B. Ehh, we’re not exactly in a rush. Let’s look places over and then come to a decisionBeing with friends is good, but touring the schools and looking what the general atmosphere is like can't hurt. Besides, it's not like they can't visit their other friends when they're not at school.
>>856998“Well, all right. That sounds like a good idea. West City it is!” That said, it probably wouldn’t hurt to give the other ones a look over just in case. You’ll have to find time for that. Just gotta keep that in-Aha, there’s a tug on your line! You and Gohan watch the water carefully. Yep, another giant fish, even bigger than the last! All right, wait for it... wait for it... NOW!With a strong tug, you pull the fish onto the shore, Peppa quickly thwacking it. Izzy and Icarus land, the little girl grabbing the fish by the tail and taking it to her dad, Icarus holding up the other end as he walks with her.The rest of the day is nice and peaceful. You and Gohan catch some more fish, cooking them with Acer and Goku. Raditz spends some time telling of a few adventures he had with the Galactic Patrol. Izzy’s apparently been spending a lot of her free time training Icarus to do tricks and fly around. Even with her able to fly on her own now, she seems to adore the little dragon.With this bit of peace and quiet done, you...>A. Check in with Bulma and see how the Ki container idea is coming along>B. Give Chuu Lee a vist, see how the new Champ is doing>C. Check in with Launch and Tien, been a while>D. Give Kami and Trip a visit, you’ve got some questions for them>E. Something else?
>>857245>D. Give Kami and Trip a visit, you’ve got some questions for themI have a lot of questions but what are the ones Maple has again?
>>857245>B. Give Chuu Lee a vist, see how the new Champ is doing
>>857245>B. Give Chuu Lee a vist, see how the new Champ is doing>C. Check in with Launch and Tien, been a while
>>857245With Goku giving the kids some training, you decide to visit the new Champ, teleporting to her and finding... Videl? “Ah, Maple! Sorry, I didn’t know you were coming over!” your former student’s voice calls to you apologetically.“It’s fine, sorry for intruding.” you tell her with a friendly smile. “Just wanted to check up on the new Champ.”Videl walks to you. “She’s been training me! I got permission from my dad.” the girl tells you, swaying slightly in her white gi, her pigtails softly bopping either side of her face as she does. “I wanna be as strong as her when I grow up.”“At the rate you’re going, you’ll surpass me before you hit 18.” Chuu Lee chuckles.“Girls, you should give it a rest! Lunch time!” a woman’s voice announces.“We’ll be there in a bit, mom! Also Maple’s here, think you’ve got some extra tea?”“You don’t have to.”She shakes her head. “I insist.”The three of you head back, Videl skipping along as you get to the house. Pippi flies to Chuu Lee, the bird perching on her shoulder. You look around the place. Mostly the same as it was last time you were here... save piles of mail, some organized, most not. And, of course... the World Champion belt.Chuu Lee notices you spot it, then looks with you. “...It almost doesn’t feel real, Maple. Like... just the other day, I was a little girl wondering what keys had to do with martial arts...”“Well, you’ve got a ways to go before you beat my record with them.” you tell her cheekily, Videl sitting down to start snacking on a meatbun.“Heh, just hope I haven’t hit my peak by then.” she laughs. The redhead sits down, her mother pouring the girl a cup of tea. “...Has Tarble mentioned Vegeta at all recently?”“Last I heard him and Nappa left the planet and are off training themselves to get even stronger.” Do have to wonder when he’ll be back for the Wish. “Something bothering you?”“Less... ‘bothering’ and more just a feeling of unease.” she admits, taking a sip.“You’ll be able to kick his ass again easily, Chuu Lee!” Videl praises.“Miss Videl, language.” Chuu Lee’s mother scolds.“...kick his butt.” she mumbles, hiding her face.You sit back. “Unease, huh?”“Yeah. I know he wants a rematch and everything, and he still earned that wish... ah, Maple...” She puts her cup down, fidgiting her fingers. “Please, be honest with me: was that the right choice? Going for what I did, instead of trying to stop him from using the Dragon Balls?”>A. Champion totem happened for a reason, girl. I’m proud of you>B. Well... who cares, he’ll probably just wish for a cool spaceship>C. I take it someone doesn’t think it was, and you’re asking for a second opinion, right?>D. Something else?
>>857413>A. Champion totem happened for a reason, girl. I’m proud of youThat said, maybe we can get out of it if we find his answers another way. Auntie Baba can probably help with that.
>>857413>A.New top of the list.>C.Seems like a fair assumption.Also Videl's adorable around her.
>>857413>A. Champion totem happened for a reason, girl. I’m proud of you>C. I take it someone doesn’t think it was, and you’re asking for a second opinion, right?
>>857413>A. Champion totem happened for a reason, girl. I’m proud of you>C.>D.We tell him the repercussions that the dragon balls hold and we offer alternative paths for anything he can possibly wish for. Super Vegeta vs Super Godzilla for the water of youth. Other paths of power more appealing to him with Baba's and our clairvoyance. Nappa probably isn't happy with all this. What are some routes for him to take? Space Patrol time like Raditz? Ginyu Squad time and working with Kuriza?
“Champion totem happened for a reason, girl.” you remind her.“M-Maple...” she mumbles out, blushing.You cross your arms. “I mean it. I’m proud of you. As your former master, and your friend. Because... well, your reasons for it really show just how far you’ve come. You earned that Champion belt, more than I did.” She looks back to it again and smiles softly. “...do kinda wish they made it a bit smaller.”You laugh. “I know, right? I couldn’t wear the thing normally as a kid, and even now it’s a bit big on me. You’d have to be like... at least Mark’s size or Goku’s or something. Was kinda hoping they’d change it eventually for us girls, but nope. Bah, I should talk with them next time, get one that can chance size.”Your little rant causes everyone in the house to start laughing. “Thanks for that, Maple.” Chuu Lee tells you sweetly.“Though... now I have to know, someone else doesn’t quite think what you did was the best option, right? And you’d like a second opinion?”She frowns. “...Piccolo is worried.”Ahh, of course. “That Vegeta might do something terrible with the wish?”“There’s a lot that could go wrong. Towa could try to hijack it. Someone else could find them first. Vegeta might destroy Shenron after having his wish granted. And then there’s what Kami learned...”“I might want to bring that last one up with Vegeta myself. At the very least try to get him to learn something from Baba instead of wasting a wish on this...”Chuu Lee takes another drink of tea, looking to a picture below the Champion belt. You see it’s a picture of her... and some other folks you vagurly recognize. Think they might be some of her friends, from her area. Next to it is... aww, one of her and Lapis together.“...let’s hope for the best.”You nod. “Let’s work for the best.”“Ah, speaking of working, think you might have a moment to spare to help Videl spar?” she asks, placing her hands together. “Please?”The girl nearly... well, inhales what’s left of her meat bun and jumps out of her seat. “R-REALLY?!”>A. Hah, sure!>B. Me? Why?>C. Ah, sadly I can’t, still have some other things I need to do today...>D. Something else?
>>857502>A. Hah, sure!You wanna learn a move Videl? Infact I was hoping to learn something for you. >D. Something else?Let's go on an adventure next. Lets go get Yamcha and clear out Wheelo's Lab of all the Bio Androids.
>>857502You finish your tea, then stand, smiling proudly. “Sure. Let’s see what you’ve got, kid.”The three of you head ourside once Videl finishes her meal, the girl doing a little stretch, then taking a fighting stance. Hah, she’s so eager.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x6St9sErTE“Okay Videl, don’t hold anything back here. Go for your best shot!” Chuu Lee instructs.Videl’s Ki jolts upwards... and then a red aura flares around her. “KAIO-KEN!”Don’t have your Scouter on you, but if you were to put it in a ballpark... she’d be hitting around 15,000. Damn, girl. You take a stance. “Ready when you are.”She moves at you like the wind, trying for a jump-kick.>A. Defend, but let her keep attacking>B. Dodge, move out of the way and see if she can keep up>C. Counter! Keep your reflexes sharp, Videl!>D. Something else?
>>857569>A. Defend, but let her keep attackingThen show her the perfect follow up with Izumi Combo when Kaioken runs out of steam.
Roll me 1d20, best of five. DC is 10.
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>>857610>>857611>>857614>>857615>>857632A bit on the low side today. Writing...
>>857569You’re ready for her attack, but even you are surprised by the girl’s tenacity. You block Videl’s kick, only for her to use the momentum from landing to try and aim another one at your face. You catch that one and back away. You then notice her build up more Ki shout out, “EAGLE KICK!” The girl’s legs fly at you like a bird of prey, pushing you back some more. She follows it up with a Ki-powered punch... wait, not just Ki, she’s putting some Magic into it too! “HAWK ARROW!”You block just in time, but the force of the blow pushes you back ever so slightly. Videl then takes the opportunity to surprise you and grab you by your arms, trying to throw you over her shoulder. You let her follow through... but only to a point, breaking out of her hold, spinning yourself out of the way, and landing on your feet. “Amazing, Videl!” you praise the girl. Ah, but she isn’t giving up just yet. She tries one more time to rush at you... but you make an actual counter at the last second with her Kaio-ken running out of steam, you use the Izumi combo to take her down, but make sure to be gentle with it. “Though, looks like you need to work on your timing just a bit.”Videl falls to the grass, pushing herself up again. She looks to you, panting. “Aww... ha... haa... a-already?”You smile and rub the back of your neck. “Don’t sweat it, kiddo. Even I had to practice a lot to get used to the Kaio-ken’s limits. But your technique is great, I’m impressed!”She puts her hands on her knees and laughs. “Haha... it’s cause I’ve got a great teacher.”You look to your former student with pride. “You definitely do.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #54... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Characters? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAnd that's all for tonight, folks. I'll be around for questions and such for a while like usual. We’ll be continuing tomorrow, same time of around 5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>857669Thanks for running mom.Also recent events in this quest have influenced my Xenoverse2 play through. I decided to go Human and play as this:http://i.4cdn.org/vg/1479794869924.jpg
>>857673>>857685Thanks for playing!And... if that's who I think it is, wow. I'm flattered, anon. Though why did you link to it?
>>857690/qst/ isn't letting me upload files for some reason. Was trying to post a better shot.
>>857669I think Videl has earned going to Mt. Rumble and learning Raioken at least.
>>857669You ruffle Videl’s hair gently. Kid’s getting stronger and stronger, Gohan and Peppa will have a real fight on their hands if they go against her again. Chuu Lee talks with her a bit about the Wind magic she’s been learning and adapting, commenting on how she’s handled developing her own techniques.You cross your arms and watch the two practice some. Now that you think about it, Wind Magic does seem fairly versatile, with Chuu Lee, Peppa, and now Videl learning some of it. Maybe you should learn some yourself, some time. What surprised you all was a visit from, of all people, King Chappa.“Ah, I figured that you would be here, Maple.” the former Champion comments.“What’s the occasion?” you question, putting your hands behind your neck.“Well, probably mostly the same as your being here, I’d assume.” He looks to Videl and Chuu Lee practicing. “Though I didn’t quite sense that she was busy with her student until I got close. Perhaps I should come back later. There is another thing I wished to do...”“No no, w-we’re fine with it! Just doing some training...” Chuu Lee apologizes. “...er, wait, what else are you here for, sir?”King Chappa smiles. “I wish to locate the Sacred Crown.”Aha, of course!>A. Mount Rumble isn’t too far from here. I could show you the way>B. Say, Chuu Lee, has Videl had a chance at it yet?>C. ...be right back, I’ve got a promise I made, and now’s as good as ever (get Gohan and Peppa)>D. Well, good luck, King Chappa! See you folks another time, Mama Maple has to get home for her kids’ dinner time>E. Something else?
>>859266>E. Didn't Piccolo Jr. break that thing?Did he?
>>859266>A. Mount Rumble isn’t too far from here. I could show you the way>B. Say, Chuu Lee, has Videl had a chance at it yet?>C. ...be right back, I’ve got a promise I made, and now’s as good as ever (get Gohan and Peppa)>E. List of people who have yet to learn Raioken and can be trained in order of power and not in our inner circle. Have the Kaiju learned the Raioken yet?Can we snag Melchior to take a look at the crown?Maybe invest in a guardian for the crown too.>>859294...non-canon. alternate universe.
>>859266>A. Mount Rumble isn’t too far from here. I could show you the way>B. Say, Chuu Lee, has Videl had a chance at it yet?>C. ...be right back, I’ve got a promise I made, and now’s as good as ever (get Gohan and Peppa)
>>859266>E. Demand payment for showing him the way.EE's a bitch, but EE's our bitch.
>>859294...No anon. No he did not. That was a joke. Which is the point of Tori-bot being there.
>>859308I'm down if he's made the one hundred arms move by now. The Hyakushuken seems cool.Maybe if we recommend he learns a little Crane he can quadruple to 400 arms with the four witches technique.
>>859312Tori-bot is serious business, you blasphemer.
>>859329The one hundred arms was trounced by Tambourine with one thousand arms, it's nothing we need.
>>859375Combine it with Nam's dive moon and we could punch someone into the ground with more then a million....We should add Nam to the list.
>>859386These moves aren't EE tier and I refuse to vote accordingly. Are they stuff we can't imitate by just observing them with our martial prowess? If they can be copied from us seeing them, we don't need to trade our techniques for them.
Why isn't he asking Baba or Shenron for this info? Does he think our info comes cheap?...how much Zeni does his school have?
>>859266“Mount Rumble isn’t too far from here. Heh, it’s actually because of it that I ended up meeting our new Champ for the first time.” you comment, grinning cheekily at Chuu Lee, causing her to rub the back of her neck and laugh shyly. “Ah, actually, have you and Videl taken a look at it yet?”She shakes her head. “Not yet, I’ve been saving that for another occasion. But...” she smiles down at Videl. “...I’d say she’ll be ready soon enough.”Videl seems almost giddy over that... ah, wait! “You know, I’ll be back in a bit, I made a promise, and it’s about time I fulfil it.” You tap two fingers to your forehead, sensing for Gohan’s Ki. “I can point you to where Mount Rumble is, if you need directions, King Chappa.”“I thank you for the offer, but I’ll make it.” he replies, looking to you curiously.“All right, good luck!” And in a flash, you’ve teleported away from them. You return home and find your son sitting on a log outside your home... meditating? Huh.Gohan opens his eyes as he senses you arrive. “Mama!”You catch him as he jumps up at you, hugging tight. “Hey son, already learning how to do that?”“Papa said you did it a lot to relax and focus.” he replies, setting down, his tail swaying happily. “Was taking turns training. Peppa’s turn now.”“ESTEND!” you hear above you, spotting Goku and your daughter sparring with their Power Poles.>A. Well son, you wanted it, how’s about mama help you learn how to be quiet as the sky, and faster than lightning?>B. Goku! Going to check on the Sacred Crown with Gohan, mind letting me borrow Peppa for a bit too?>C. Something else?
>>859465>C. He doesn't need it, he can already move faster as a Super Saiyan than the form is capable of. Get Goku to help him extend the time his kids can be golden.
>>859465>A. Well son, you wanted it, how’s about mama help you learn how to be quiet as the sky, and faster than lightning?>B. Goku! Going to check on the Sacred Crown with Gohan, mind letting me borrow Peppa for a bit too?Izumi and Pantea will probably go with their fathers on their own.
>>859465>A. Well son, you wanted it, how’s about mama help you learn how to be quiet as the sky, and faster than lightning?>B. Goku! Going to check on the Sacred Crown with Gohan, mind letting me borrow Peppa for a bit too?
>>859481>than Raio-ken is capable of.*
Are there any perks to Raio-ken that makes it preferable to Super Saiyan in certain cases? Will you share this math with us, please???
>>859465Oh shit I didn't see the time, forgot we were continuing already.>A.>B.
>>859520What are these variables representing?
Why did we need this transformation? To increase our speed? That's not part of our stats. What does this transformation do for us? What justifies us having to sit through a training arc that any competent character could do on their own without us being there to see them do it (on multiple occasions)?
>>859465You place your hands on your hips and smile. “Well son, you wanted it, and now it’s time to get it. Ready for mama to help you learn how to be quiet as the sky, and fast as lightning?”Gohan’s eyes light up estatically, the boy trying to hold back a gleeful shriek that you know could match even his sister’s. He resolves to simply nod... very enthusiastically. “Right now?”“Yep!” You pat his head softly. Ah, to be young again... “Monkey boy, I’m about to get Gohan to go on a trip to Mount Rumble, mind if I borrow Peppa for a bit too?”Goku blocks his daughter’s next strike with the Power Pole as he turns to you. “Ah, the Sacred Crown!” He then looks to Peppa. “How about it sweetie, wanna do some extra training with your mom today?”She retracts her own Power Pole and flies down, landing right next to you and nearly bouncing on her feet as she smiles. “YES! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!~”“Okay Champ, settle down a bit.” you laugh. “Grab on, kids!”Locating King Chappa’s Ki, you and the kids teleport away, arriving on Mount Rumble... right as the man dodges out of the way, nearly catching you all in surprise with a bolt of lightning touching down. You back the kids away from it protectively, and watch as King Chappa continues his trial.Gohan and Peppa watch intensely as the man dances around the lightning, slowly, but surely, getting faster, movements getting harder to track. Ah, just like your attempt with it...The crown flies off his head, the aura of the Raio-ken surrounding him, sparks flying from his body. “Looks like that was successful, ey King Chappa?” you ask, smiling at him.“Indeed it was!” he laughs out, testing his newfound speed. “And I see you have brought your own kids with you this time. Is it their choice?”“I wanna get to be as fast as mama!” Gohan replies, Peppa still just about to start bouncing in anticipation next to him.“Ah, if only mine were as diligent as any of you. Hopefully this will motivate them a bit.” He bows, powering down. “Take care, Maple and family.”“You too, King Chappa! Nice meeting you again!” The three of you wave goodbye as he flies off, Gohan looking to the crown. Peppa seems like she’s about to bolt to it herself, actually.>A. Well son, ready to give it a go?>B. Gohan, want to let your sister have a try first?>C. Now hold on kids, let mama explain a bit about how this all works...>D. Something else?
>>859643>C. Now hold on kids, let mama explain a bit about how this all works...
>>859643>C. Now remember, you get hit once, you're dead. Now, who wants to go first?
>>859643>C. Now hold on kids, let mama explain a bit about how this all works...>D. Something else?Rock-Paper-Scissors to go first.Mama Maple believes in you both!
>>859662Ooh I really like this, supporting.
>>859659Tell them it's like The floor is Lava, except the lightning is lava. They're out if the lava-lightning hits them.
>>859643>D. Who wants to go first?>pick whoever was faster at raising their hand, coach the loser on reacting and following through.
Rolled 2, 3 = 5 (2d3)Hrmn...
>>859730Interesting. Would y'all mind rolling me 1d20, best of five? DC is 16.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>859736Rollan
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>859736
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>859736
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>859736
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>859736
>>859643“Now hoooold on just a minute, kids!” you start, getting in front of them. “Let mama explain this first.”Gohan sits patiently and prepares to listen, Peppa... trying to sit, but she can’t help but bounce on her tail slightly. Huh, surprising she’s already able to do that, guess she’s been training it on her own, too. You get her to settle down and listen, and then begin your explanation.“The Sacred Crown is an object that allows one to train themselves to increase their speed dramatically, but in order to do it... you have to dodge lightning, just like King Chappa did.”Gohan raises his hand. “Question!”“Yes, son?”“How does the Crown know?”Ahh, smart boy. “The magic that is imbued in the crown draws lightning to it, but it has a kind of magical timer that is reset each time it’s struck. So, you have to not only be fast, but able to predict where the lightning will strike next and move accordingly. Quick in mind, quick in body.”Peppa tilts her head, a little confused. “But what if I just run off the mountain?”“Then the lightning would follow after you, and might hit you if you aren’t fast enough with your reflexes. The crown won’t be easily removed, too, until you get hit too many times or dodge enough of the bolts. Think of it like... well, when you two tried playing ‘the floor is lava.’ You’re ‘dead’ if the lightning hits you.”“THE LIGHTNING IS MADE OF LAVA?!” Peppa exclaims, causing her brother to giggle.“N-not quite like that, Peppa.” Oh sweetie... “Now, we’ll determind who goes first by... Jan Ken!” You make the symbols for Rock, Paper, and Scissors with your hand. “Ready?”Gohan and Peppa stand, facing each other and nodding. “Uh-huh!”“Go!”“JAN!”“KEN!”Peppa goes for Scissors, smiling confidently at her brother.But Gohan? Gohan goes for Rock. Good, reliable Rock.Your daughter sulks slightly as Gohan approaches the crown, pulling it up and placing it on his head. He stands tall, waiting patiently. And then, the clouds above start to rumble...https://youtu.be/BbbwXA6zkiULightning strikes down, but Gohan manages to step aside. Not quite as easy as you did it, but he catches on quick. Lightning strikes again, and Gohan successfully predicts it and dodges. And again, and again. Peppa watches him quietly, at least for her, as he dashes away from bolt after bolt, each one getting faster and faster... but so is Gohan.After the last bolt lands, he backflips out of the way... and the Crown flies off his head. He did it. You look to him with a wide smile. You kinda knew he had it in him already, but it doesn’t make you any less proud.Gohan looks at himself, the aura of the Raio-ken surrounding him. “...Mama, does this still work when I go Super Saiyan?”>A. Your dad can do it, give it a shot>B. Ah, don’t wear yourself out yet, son, practice first>C. Well Peppa, are you ready?>D. Something else?
>>859909>B. Ah, don’t wear yourself out yet, son, practice first>C. Well Peppa, are you ready?
>>859909> A and BIt can go with Super Saiyan, Kaioken, Great Ape, the max forms Roshi and Yajirobe can enter, and even allow you to go a step beyond and achieve the Raio-ten.Chuu Lee and Goku will help train you both on each form and increasing your stamina with each ability so you master each one. >C. Well Peppa, are you ready?Remember Peppa, quick as lightning. Soft as the sky.
>>859937>and even allow you to go a step beyond and achieve the Raio-ten.Actually may need to omit that. I don't remember if Gohan and Peppa can get that.
>>859909That was cute.Also backing >>859937
>>859944They cannot, because they have Super Saiyan. But I can work with that explanation.
Okay, another 1d20, best of five, please. DC is 17.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>859980Peppa da tuffest
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>859980
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>859980[spoile] Energize that Sei power. [/spoiler]
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>859980
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>859980
Man, "The Floor is Lava" must've gotten pretty boring once they learned how to fly. Speaking of, when can we fight Acer on Lava World?
>>859909>Peppa goes for Scissors, smiling confidently at her brother.>But Gohan? Gohan goes for Rock. Good, reliable Rock.
>>859909“Well, your dad can do it, but I think you shouldn’t wear yourself out right now, son. Practice with it normally, then try combining the two.” you reply, hands on your hips again. “That said, it is a pretty versatile technique. You can use it with the Kaio-ken, pretty sure you can combine it with your grandpa’s full power, maybe even the Oozaru form! And some of us can use the power it grants to unlock an even higher form with it: the Raio-Ten. Though... you and your sister are lucky, you two can get your hair all gold and spiky and outclass even that power.”Gohan nods, powering down. “Okay mama. I’ll get really, really good at it! Promise!”“That’s my boy.” you say with a smile, giving him a hug. “Now, Peppa, are you ready for your turn?”You look back, and your daughter isn’t there. She’s already at the crown, taking it and placing it on her head. “Like this, mama?”You sigh. “Well, certainly has the speed for it... all right sweetie, now pay close attention!”The thunder above rumbles through the air. All right, this is it... Peppa sways a little, not really able to stand still. The first flash of lightning strikes down, and she only barely dodges it. It strikes again, Peppa moving out of the way, but her movements aren’t... they leave a bit to be desired. She’s almost more on instinct than technique, and that can only get her so far...“PEPPA!” Gohan shouts, catching his sister’s attention. “THE LIGHTNING IS LAVA!”“Gohan, don't dis-!” You start to protest, but, somehow... that works. Peppa dodges the next bolt of lightning, much more focused. And the next one, and the one after that. One after the other, your daughter starts to get faster, more aware of her movements. Her steps soften. Quiet as the sky...“HA!” she shouts, making one more successful dodge, the crown on her head flying off. She stands for a moment, soaking in this new technique. She clenches her fists... and does a little victory lap, circling the mountain a few times. Faster than lightning!You look down at your son. “Well, looks like you helped her get it, kiddo.”He rubs the back of his neck. “Sis... just needed to focus, is all, mama.”‘An... odd way to focus, but hey, I was a kid once too.’ you think to yourself, watching your daughter land in front of you. The kids look to you happily, then lock arms and dance with one another, cheering that they did it.With that bit of training complete for them, you next take some time to...>A. Check up on Bulma, see what the progress is with the Ki Container thing>B. Head to the Lookout. You still have some things you want to talk with with Trip and Kami, especially with what you learned about Vegeta’s enhancement>C. Visit Launch and Tien, see how they’ve been>D. Check up on Shao and her son, Baozi Vegeta Jr.>E. Something else?Sorry about that delay, wife needed help with something.
>>860218>D. Check up on Shao and her son, Baozi Vegeta-Mahogany Jr.
>>860218>C. Visit Launch and Tien, see how they’ve been>B. Head to the Lookout. You still have some things you want to talk with with Trip and Kami, especially with what you learned about Vegeta’s enhancementFiguring out the final steps of bhudda magic will be easier with Tien and we can use the pendulum room to figure out Launch's past to find the source of her alter.
>>860218>D. Check up on Shao and her son, Baozi Vegeta Jr.
>>860251Actually gonna change to D.
Is the Raio-ken like the Dragon Dash, or the Z Burst Dash? Do we need an upgrade?Wait, the wiki says there's also a Lightning Dash...>>860233>the source of her alter.It was the Fuhrer's experiments to get a super aryan.>>860218Wait, Vegeta Jr.? I thought Vegeta's last name was Vegeta, with Baozi being this kid's first name? Vegeta Vegeta and Tarble Vegeta the Vegeta Bros.
>>860325Full Powered RaiokenWe train it like full power ssj and keep it on for an extended period of time while training so we adjust to it.
Why is the Raio-ken a dash and the Hallowed Rush a punch?
>>860218You and Goku take the kids with you to Mifan again, deciding to check up on Shao and her son, Baozi. You happen to find her and her fellow Crane School student Keli looking after the boy. The little Vegeta turns his head as the four of you walk in, looking at you curiously for a moment, and then hiding his face shyly.“Still a timid little guy, huh?” you ask with a soft laugh.Shao cradles him and rocks slowly. “Somehow, only when you show up. The boy can yell up a storm when he wants to.”“My ears are still ringing.” the silver-haired woman grumbles.Peppa flies up and looks to the kid, tilting her head curiously, but keeping her distance. This time, at least. She learned her lesson after he headbutted her last time. Maybe. Let’s hope. With the softest voice you’ve heard from her, your daughter waves to the kid and says “Hi.”Baozi looks at her and... seems to glare for a moment, grumbling, then turning away. “Guess he’s still getting used to you, Peppa.” Shao comments.“So how’s he been lately? Any problems? Are the recipes I’ve been sending you helping out?” you question, calling your daughter back.“Well, aside from him eating so much that I’m sure he has a black hole in that tummy of his, he’s been good.” Shao replies.“Can’t say the same of his bum father.” Keli grunts.“Keli, please don’t start...”>A. Have you heard ANYTHING from Vegeta recently?>B. So... are you still planning on seeing him, or have you decided to start... looking again?>C. Forget about Vegeta, let’s hear more about you! Crane School’s been busy lately, hasn’t it?>D. Something else?
>>860399>C. Forget about Vegeta, let’s hear more about you! Crane School’s been busy lately, hasn’t it?>D. Something else?>Share some Saiyan loved recipes with Keli and Shao Peppa and Gohan can help cook something for the little prince too.
>>860399>C. Forget about Vegeta, let’s hear more about you! Crane School’s been busy lately, hasn’t it?
>>860399>C. Forget about Vegeta, let’s hear more about you! You thinkin' about getting back in the game anytime soon?
>>860389Same reason Kaio-ken is a transformation and Innocent Rush is not innocent at all.
>>860417>Trying to hook B into the winning vote
>>860425I'm asking about what she's going to do training wise, the game being Punchy-Kicky Laser Shoot Shoot.
>>860433We are lacking on some original strike moves.We can combine machine gun punch with phantom kick. 'Machine Gun Kick' (Lightning)Izumi Combo and Change the Future into 'Future's Combo' bonus if we do with our fore sight.If we learned Yamcha's ki blast thrust, we can combine it with our hallowed rush for an even more effective punch.If we can work on a fire version on name argument charge move we could start doing better fire spells and maybe even add it to our melee moves like our lightning. Fist of the Mahogany Flame!
>>860463>Change the FutureI forget what this was. Anyhow, isn't Izumi Combo good on its own? If a physical strike of ours fails, it means we're lacking in the fundamentals.
>>860463>phantom kickHey, seems like you invented your own attack right there! Though if you stole that from somewhere, then you'd best prepare yourself https://youtu.be/wJNE0-_wlCs
If we can barely stand and we still have to attack somebody, wouldn't it be best to do a flying kick at an opponent while we charge up energy in our arms and hands, so that way if they catch our kick we can attack them with whatever we have in our hands?
>>860518the "enemy's face is that way" ploy
>>860399“Ah forget about Vegeta, he’ll be back eventually. Let’s hear more about you! I know it’s been only a few months, but thinking on getting back in the game at all, Shao?”She laughs. “Oh I’ve been keeping up with training when I can. Though wow does it feel like I was slacking, I’m all rusty...”“Oh tell me about it.” you sigh out. “I worked my but off after I popped these two adorable little monkeys out.” You ruffle Gohan and Peppa’s hair gently.“You still kept yourself in shape even while you were carrying them, Maple.” Goku comments.“Still felt like I had some catching up to do. And then your brother showed up...”Keli sits back, smiling. “Well, one thing I’ll never have to worry about. I’ve still got plenty of fight in me.”“Huh? Why not? Is it 'cause you don't have anyone yet?” Goku questions, causing her to fall out of her chair. The kids look to her curiously too.She blushes slightly, trying to get up. “I-I have... someone. Just... you know...”Shao gives her a curious look. “Are humans and demons even... compatible? I mean I know Melee is a lady and all but I mean, in general...”“And we are done with this conversation.” Keli grumbles, face going as red as a tomato, running her fingers through her silver hair.You give her a nervous smile and try to switch things around. “On the earlier point, what about the Crane School? I heard that you guys have been busy lately.”The two women nod. “Up until just recently, Tien’s been working double time with us. Hah, Bisa and Lao have probably been going through even more than usual, the two have been trying to catch up to Chiaotzu’s level. Lil’ guy’s gotten really tough.”“We worked hard back on Brench, he’s probably been super motivated.” you speculate. That, and you just know he’s been trying to impress Lazuli a bit...“But what do you mean ‘until recently?'” Goku asks.“It’s why we have some time off. Tien, Chiaotzu, and Launch have gone looking for something. Not really sure what it is, seemed to involve some kind of... forest, or something?”Oh.Oh dear.(cont.)
>>860561“Hope it works out for them.” you state with a forced smile. “Ah, anyway, while we’re here, I do have some Saiyan recipes that you should try some time.”Shao smiles sweetly. “Y-you don’t have to, Maple...”“Nonsense! Besides, I bet your little bundle of joy there would love it too when he gets older.”“Saiyan cooking, huh?” Keli comments. “Raditz never really tried anything when he was with us.”“Oh you’ll love this one. It’s his mom’s special.” Gohan and Peppa seem to catch on, and look to you estatically. “...kid-tested and approved, as you can see here. Saaay... kids, want to help mama and papa make some of Granny Gine’s super delicious dish?”They nod enthusiastically. And... you have the strangest feeling. Like... someone is looking down at you and smiling. Ah well, probably nothing. Let’s get cooking!>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #54... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Characters? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAnd that's all for tonight, folks. I'll be around for questions and such for a short while. We’ll be continuing tomorrow, same time of around 5:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>860567Yeah, thanks for running.
>>860567>Granny Gine’s super delicious dish?How much will this hurt?
>>860567Thanks for running! That was a sweet but at the end.So... ARE Keli and Melee a couple now?
>>860590>butBit. Damn butterfingers.
>>860590They'll always be a couple of bozos in my book!
>>860567I hope they're looking down on us with warmth from the fires of hell
Would showing the kids Charlotte's Web be a good way to help them cope with natural death...for the non-wished variety.
>>861085Nah, Tiger should get bitten by a dinosaur and then we'd have to shoot him. Also, we just killed some fish, and they ate it. What measure does a fish have to us?
>>861093Old Yeller is also a good movie.Where the Red Fern Grows...I dunno. Mostly wanna see if Geta Jr's reaction. See if the bugger has empathy or is a sociopath like his father....Finding Nemo for fish I guess?Little Mermaid? ...Shark Tale?
>>861105Shhh, don't spoil Where the Red Fern Grows, my friend did that to me once and I didn't speak to him for a week.Disney's Tarzan.
So, since the Gundam movies are canon, that means Adolf Hitler's also canon due to the movies comparing a bad guy to him. Did Hitler's think tanks and eugenics produce Launch? Did Gero work for Hitler at some point?
>>861105>>861108>Where the Red Fern GrowsOld Dan is badly wounded from fighting a mountain lion, and Billy soon finds his intestines in a bush. He dies late that night. Little Ann, his sister, loses the will to live, stops eating, and dies of grief a few days later on Old Dan's grave...are you sure about sharing that with the twins?
>>859611X10 power level for prolonged period in upgraded state, and stackable with other effects. Goku can't pull two off yet, but imagine future Gohan able to go gold and use this
>>861358That's the Raio-Ten you're discussing, whereas >>859611 was asking about the Raio-ken.
>>860111That's what the ki blasts are for.Oh, Kato! Just thought of a technique that could be fun for traps from Xenoverse. Think we could figure out the murder grenade sometime? Basically a big ball of ki that explodes into an upwards plume and carries the foe with the blast.
>>861396Ah, shit, right. Still part of that skill tree, though
>>860567After you’re done spending time with Shao, Keli, and Baozi, you actually come across Tao, who informs you that Tien figured you would be here, and asks that you let them be. For all the help that you and your brother have helped them... Tien, Launch, and Chiaotzu wish to do this on their own.Well, there’s still some other things on your list to do...>A. Check in with Bulma, work on the Ki containers with her>B. Head to the Lookout, talk with Trip and Kami>C. You should put some time in for training again, still more you can do to improve!>D. Something else?
>I'll be around for questions and such for a short while.?>>861848>D. Lament about how one-note all these people from your youth became that interactions with them amounts to a sentence at most.
>>861848>B. Head to the Lookout, talk with Tripitaka and Katas Jr
>>861848>C. You should put some time in for training again, still more you can do to improve!>D. Check out some of those schools you discussed with the others.Jogging builds up our Stamina, no? We should jog between them.
>>861848>B. Head to the Lookout, talk with Trip and Kami
>>861848>Trip and KamiThere's a new Trip?
>>861856Sorry, I kinda started to pass out. I'll answer now:>>860580Har.>>860590Keli's trying.>>860623Hell isn't an awful place, anon. There's craft time there. And scenic walks by the Blood Pond.>>861085>>861093The kids are aware of the fact that animals and people die.
>>861957Every time an assassin who can kill people with his tongue appears in front of us should be a little adventure.Look, you can put anyone from the Crane School in this sentence and it'd be the same:>After you’re done spending time with Shao, Keli, and Baozi, you actually come across Bob the Crane School Custodian, who informs you that Tien figured you would be here, and asks that you let them be.
>>861981Bob's power has surpassed Chiaotzu, Shen, Tao and even Tien all combined. He trained under Liam and Konpei.He is the most interesting Janitor...in the world.
>>861994>trained with LiamWe are not worthy of Bob's time. He sent Tao to inform us instead.
>>861848You arrive on the Lookout with Gohan, Peppa opting to spend the day with her father. The boy walks with you as you approach the main building, Mr. Popo waving to you two politely as he waters some of the plants. Your son looks around curiously, but quietly, as Trip and Kami greet you.“Greetings once again, Maple.” the aged Namekian welcomes, a smile appearing on his face. He seems to be in high spirits today. “So what is this thing you wished to speak with us about?”“I noticed something interesting when I was following Chuu Lee and Vegeta’s fight, more specifically about Vegeta’s Ki.” you comment, looking to Trip. “Something familiar, too.”“Familiar?” the woman questions.You cross your arms. “Remember that thing you did when Goku was fighting Turles? Right after you healed me?”“Ah, I recall. I was able to use the Samma Samadhi to help him finish that fight.” she explains.“Well... from what I could sense, whatever Towa was doing to Vegeta was a lot like it. Not quite the same, and my memory is a little fuzzy from that day, but was similar enough to make a connection with the two.” you inform the woman.“...she couldn’t have...” Trip mumbles out in disbelief. “Maple, what else do you recall from it?”Now that’s a curious reaction. “Well... Chuu Lee seemed to be able to overcome it on her own, and Vegeta was subconsciously resisting it from what I could tell. It was making him even more violent than usual, though.”“Maybe it was hurting him?” Gohan asks you, drawing everyone’s attention to the boy. “If it was making him stronger, but hurting him, he could be trying to stop it.”The Namekian raises his eyebrow. “Your son brings up a good point. Miss Sanzo, what do you know of this?”She bites her lip and looks down. “...if it’s what I think it is, Towa may have perfected a very powerful, and very, very dangerous ability that demons created in the past. Or... potentially recreated it.”>A. What is it? How is it connected to your technique?>B. Do you have a way to counter it?>C. Gohan does raise a good point, was it hurting him, Trip?>D. Something else?
When's the next Tag Tourney, and should we ask Shao to pair with us?
>>862055>A. What is it? How is it connected to your technique?>B. Do you have a way to counter it?>C. Gohan does raise a good point, was it hurting him, Trip?
>>862058Not for a while. Even Pilaf is dealing with the fallout from this most recent Tournament. People like fighting, but they'd rather not let the audience become targets.Really anon, we just got done with a Tournament, can't you wait?
>>862055>A. What is it? How is it connected to your technique?Has Towa discovered a sort of nega-8 Paths ability?>B. Do you have a way to counter it?Maybe I should finish my training in the eight paths to understand how to counter it.>C. Gohan does raise a good point, was it hurting him, Trip?>D. Schedule to use the Pendulum Room later so we can observe Kougeki's transformation, Vegeta's transformation and observe how Chuu Lee beat Goku.
>>862080Actually this, especially D
>>862075I suggested the Tag Tourney like a year ago and we've gotten to do it once and I'm kinda antsy about it. Besides, could be cool to do stuff with Shao, maybe see what the Crane teachings are like, whatever.
>>862088I know, I know. It'll happen, just be patient.
Kato's asleep! Riot!
Guys, I have this neat idea for a new ki attack!Okay, so it's sort of like the Supernova/Spirit Bomb in that we need to make a big ball of ki first. Instead of throwing the ball after throwing ki into it, we do the Cross Strash from the Dragon Quest manga on it to make the energy shoot out towards our opponent in an "X" or Cross shaped wave of sharpness.I call it the "Egg Wight Templar"!
>>862055“So... what IS it? How is it connected to your ability? Has...” Oh that’s a sobering thought... “Has Towa discovered some kind of like... counterpart to the Eight Paths you, Tien, Chi-chi, and myself have been going down?”Trip sighs softly. “It... is a lot to explain. It’s not quite a ‘counterpart’ as... well, the Noble Eightfold Path is a counterpart to the more corrupting influences in the universe. A response to it. A path away from them and towards enlightenment of the body, mind, and spirit. Demons are adept at harnessing and controlling these darker aspects. You recall Spike’s ability, the Devilmite Beam, correct?”You nod. “He managed to get Prince Beelzebub to learn it, and he almost killed Towa with it.”“The technique amplifies the negative emotions within someone, enhances the power of their inner demons, and destroys their heart. Spike has used it to kill people before. Only those truly pure of heart are immune to it.” The grip on her staff tightens. “The Noble Eightfold Path was developed to bring people away from that. But even it has to play by... the ‘rules’ of the universe, so to speak. Just as one can work to better others and help them reach new heights, so too can one find ways to corrupt and manipulate.”You tilt your head as you take all this in. “So... what you did to Goku helped him get stronger by... amplifying his purity?”Trip nods. “In a sense. Son Goku is indeed a pure and noble person, heart empty of evil. Even at the apex of his anger, he still has that same heart. The Samma Samadhi works best with people like him. And on the opposite side of the coin, you have individuals like Vegeta, hearts full of malice and hatred. Unlike the Samma Samadhi’s ability to strengthen the purity of one’s heart, what happened to him forced power out of him, more than he has naturally... but also takes it away, slowly. Towa in true possession of this ability, something that should be a relic of the past, is a terrible thing.”“I see... so, does this mean you have a way to counter it? I mean, I assumed the Samma Vaca would work, but is there anything else we should know? And Gohan brings up a good point, especially with what you mentioned; was it hurting him?”“The Samma Vaca does indeed work, but as Chuu Lee discovered, the boost granted by this demonic power has its limits. It... in a sense is like the Devilmite Beam, but much more controlled and far more insidious. Granting power like that too quickly can destroy someone’s body, so it has a sort of... ‘cap’ if you will. She managed to overload the cap to it, cause it to spill out. But... this also means that all the power from that fight has gone right into Towa’s hands.”(cont.)
>>862338Kami looks to you apologetically, but gives a hopeful smile. “You did mention that he seemed to subconsciously fight against it, did you not?”You nod. “Yeah. He still threatened to kill everyone, though. That was from Towa’s influence, right?”“It amplifies those kinds of negative emotions, but the thought was certainly there, even if buried deep in his mind...” she replies, sighing once more.>A. Then Trip, help me complete the steps on my path. I want to make sure that I can help people like you did>B. Kami, would it be all right to use the Pendulum Room to observe the fight some more? Maybe we can get more details out of it, plus check up on Kougeki’s transformation and such>C. Something else?
>>862343>A. Then Trip, help me complete the steps on my path. I want to make sure that I can help people like you didAchieve enlightenment, achieve higher state of mind and higher states of asskicking.
>>862343>A. Then Trip, help me complete the steps on my path. I want to make sure that I can help people like you did>B. Kami, would it be all right to use the Pendulum Room to observe the fight some more? Maybe we can get more details out of it, plus check up on Kougeki’s transformation and such>C.Ask Gohan if he'd like to try learning the first path: Samma Ditthi. Maybe if he'd like to join us in the Pendulum Room too. He could wear a Saiyaman mask and go observe Princess Demon-What's-her-Face.>D.Could Beelzabub use this technique for a positive purpose? He could use it like we do the Raio-Ten. If we tell him about it surely with his resources he and Spike can figure it out.
>>862343>A. Then Trip, help me complete the steps on my path. I want to make sure that I can help people like you did.I hope we can get to go around helping people like Acer and Chi-Chi did while we were busy training to get a belt.
>>862343>A.And supporting the D. here >>862366
>>862338You stand straight and tall, facing the woman with eyes full of determination and vigor. “Then Trip, help me learn the next steps. I want to help just like you did, I want to be able to help everyone as best I can. My friends, my loved ones, the whole world... I know we’ve been doing well protecting it on our own, but I want to be as prepares as I can, especially with what I know is coming.”Trip smiles a very sweet, motherly smile. “Very well, Maple. I will do what I can.”You return the smile at her, Gohan tilting his head curiously. It’s not going to be easy, but every extra step counts. “Oh! But before we do, I just had a thought. Is... there some way for Beelzebub to use that kind of power, but in a more positive way? Like... I don’t know, like how we use the Raio-Ten or something...”“Prince Beelzebub has already found a method of that. He is able to absorb the strength of darkness into himself, but only draws from it benignly; he doesn’t steal people’s strength to fuel himself.” She chuckles softly. “He’s a very noble young demon. Well... for a relative definition of ‘young.’”“Heh, he’s definitely a step up from Shura.” Wonder if he and Princess Misa have been doing anything of late...“Mama, are you gonna stay here?” Gohan asks.Trip chuckles. “She does not have to stay, little one. But... Maple, would remind me how far you have gotten up to, please?”“Samma Vayama.” you recall.“So you have two steps to take left. Samma Sati, and the Samma Samadhi. So do not worry, it may take a couple months at most, but I will not keep her from you.” she replies sweetly to your son.Gohan gives a relieved sigh. “Thank you gramma Trip!”The woman’s cheeks redden slightly. “G-g-g-gramma?”Gohan tilts his head. “Papa always talked ‘bout you like I do with mama, so you’re like papa’s mama, so doesn’t that make you gramma?”“I... assure you, Gohan, I am not like your father’s mother.”>A. He has a point, Trip, you always were very motherly to him when we were young>B. Gohan, remember that your gramma passed away. Ahh, maybe we should pay her another visit, if Baba can arrange that...>C. I’m all ears, Trip. What’s the first thing I need to work on?>D. Something else?
>>862558>A. He has a point, Trip, you always were very motherly to him when we were young>C. I’m all ears, Trip. What’s the first thing I need to work on?>D. Maybe we can compromise on "Auntie"?
>>862558>A. He has a point, Trip, you always were very motherly to him when we were young>B. Gohan, remember that your gramma passed away. Ahh, maybe we should pay her another visit, if Baba can arrange that...>C. I’m all ears, Trip. What’s the first thing I need to work on?
>>862558>A. He has a point, Trip, you always were very motherly to him when we were youngWell. You are the best thing to a God Mother and Gohan and Peppa need one...>B. Gohan, remember that your gramma passed away. Ahh, maybe we should pay her another visit, if Baba can arrange that...>C. I’m all ears, Trip. What’s the first thing I need to work on?>D. Something else?Well Annin might also be your Gramma too if Roshi doesn't mess things up...
>>862558>D. Papa's Mama is lame, just call Trip "Super Gramma." don't tell papa's mama I said that
I hope we can play as Trip doing Kami things in a Kami sidequest one day.
“You know... he has a point, Trip. You were always very motherly to him when we were young.” you comment, raising an eyebrow.“M-Maple...” she mumbles out lowly.“Well, at the very least you’re the closest thing to a godmother they have. Plus, well, your real gramma passed away a long time ago, Gohan. Though maybe we can have Auntie Baba check in on her again...” ...wait a second! “Ah, actually, how does ‘Auntie Trip’ sound? Better?”“Maple, please...” she protests.“Super gramma?”“...Auntie is fine.” she relents. Kami holds back a chuckle himself. “You are enjoying this, aren’t you?”“It is good to see you all still so youthful.” the elderly Namekian states. “Full of hope, with a bright future ahead.”You look to your son, the boy mumbling ‘Auntie Trip’ to himself a few times. “A future we’ll keep bright. That’s a promise. Anyway, he might have a different gramma if things go well with dad. So, where do I start, Trip?”She straightens herself out once more. “Your next step is Samma Sati. Right Mindfulness. It is the ability to recognize that no matter how one may live, one’s mortal life is an impermanent one. A time will come for us all, and even though there have...” she looks to Kami. “...been ways to circumvent that temporarily, creation needs destruction in order to continue the cycle. Birth, death, rebirth. It is through recognizing these limits that one can work to go beyond them for the sake of others. Maple... what are your limits? What do you see as holding you back from this Right Mindfulness?”...Huh. That’s a good question.>A. Well, I guess there is the fact that we’ve got the Dragon Balls on our side, even with the potential risks involved>B. If I’m being honest, I have trouble “giving up,” so to speak>C. Not sure, really>D. Something else?Write-ins encouraged.
>>862720>D. Well, I kind of look into the future a lot to ensure it's a good one. Sometimes when it's not, I do whatever I can to prevent it, though this can sometimes not work out so well.
>>862720>B. If I’m being honest, I have trouble “giving up,” so to speak>D. The dragonballs don't change things ultimately, but it keeps it from being as much of a concern in the here and now. Also the fountain of youth...
>>862735Maybe the fix will be looking further into the future, not just at bad ends but further ahead to when we stop fighting it.
>>862720>D. Whenever I help others get stronger, it's usually under the mindset of using them as a crutch so I'll have an easier time dealing with whatever the next threat is and score a victory.
>>862720Well I died once thanks to Robo Kold and got back thanks to the Tree of Might's Sap. So death in itself isn't so bad. The fountain of youth also holds a way to extend life and a means to cheat death unless ended unnaturally. The Dragon Balls have always been a fail safe but even then those are finite and so are the Namekian Dragon Balls as well.A natural death is perhaps one thing that mostly holds us back. Dying without any means of returning as apart of the cycle and accepting that there's not reset button is something that'll probably come way too late.Dying too early perhaps is an another but we know an alternate version of our self dies at near our age anyway in the Hatchiyak attack on Earth.Accepting we may die, and our death not doing squat is probably the biggest fear. Mirai Gohan held the weight of Mirai Maple's death on his shoulders and I don't want that to happen to Gohan and Peppa.
>>862720>A. I guess I don't see the afterlife as being that big a deal when people can request physical bodies to do whatever, so it seems like a meaningless yet painful transition with all this stuff we can use to come back here.>B. I guess I can't really see the use in acknowledging that I can't do something without giving it a try.
>>862720Uh. Shit, everyone else has good points already. Blanket support for the write ins.
>>862720>D. Me and Acer shouldn't even exist in this world, but here we are, the last something-est hope of a dead race.
>>862720>D. My creator will enslave any dead warriors that could be useful to his cause of eradicating Saiyans, such as my family.
I don't think Maple nor Acer will ever be able to rest in peace with that machine out there.
>>862903Lets go to Planet Kuhn and Planet Outa.Then ghost bust ghost dad.
>>862934Ghost Busting just isn't as cool as it used to be.
>>862946Then we'll use a fenton thermos.
>>862950That's more like it! Now here's the thing about the Mafuba that most people forget about, you need to say the three magic words perfectly for the spell to work right.
>>862720>D. One time I took one of Piccolo's children and punched his stomach plug out. It was one clean chunk...
>>862720You... need to think about this. There are a LOT of things that might be holding you back from it. “...heh, where to start?”“Whatever comes to your mind first.” Trip instructs.Gohan looks to you curiously, but recognizes that you’re focusing and tries to back away, hoping not to distract you. Mr. Popo walks to him and strikes up a small conversation with the boy, recalling that he and Pantea are good friends. You hear Popo talk about some kind of model kit thing, but double down on your thoughts.“Well... I have a habit of looking to the future, and trying to ensure that it’s a good one, to start. Even if it sometimes doesn’t work out as intended, like...” You clench your fists. “When Acer first died.”“What else?”You rub the back of your neck. “Ah, on that point, I guess I don’t really... have much to fear of the afterlife? My brother’s been there, I’ve been there thanks to King Cold, my teacher visited us, Goku’s grandpa visited us... I even got a body when I went there. Plus there’s the Fountain of Youth that the Kaiju are guarding that can extend out natural lives like dad did. Sure the Dragon Balls are... finite, but they’ve been a failsafe for us many times before.”She sits on the lookout floor in a meditative pose, and motions for you to do the same. “So, you see yourself in a predicament where death does not have the... sting it does for other people... but what else about accepting this comes to your mind?”(cont.)
>>863083https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oS0P8Zipk4You think hard. “...a natural death would be harder to come by, but stick harder too.” you admit. “There’s no reset button for it, especially if it comes too early. And... there’s what I know about the future, about how... we fall to Hatchiyak. I guess... my biggest fear is that my death... all our deaths... would be meaningless. That Gohan and Peppa would have to suffer like he did, that the whole universe would end up in such a horrible state like Gohan warned us about...” You... find yourself trembling slightly. “And that Raichi would make a mockery of our deaths on top of it, force our kids to fight against us for failing to bow to his rule. And he’ll use any of our lose loved ones for revenge against the Saiyans. That... scares me.”“You wish to leave an impact on the world. A positive one, but one nonetheless.” Trip adds.You laugh weakly. “Is... that wrong? To want to make the world a better place?”Trip looks to you calmly. “Do you do it for the world, yourself, or do you do it to escape what Raichi intended of you?”“That’s... another good point. Brobro and I are Wild Cards... kind of because we a bit of an abberation made by him. Last hope of a dying race... and I want to leave a legacy for them. I want us to go out on a high note, not... not end up one of some tyrant bent on universal domination. Trip, is that wrong?”“Don’t ask if it’s wrong, Maple.” she instructs. “Ask yourself if it’s holding you back. Ask yourself how it’s holding you back.”“...I know what’s at stake, I guess. And I struggle to accept failure with it.” you summise. “Heh. Ironic, I guess.”The woman smiles at you. “It is never an easy pill to swallow. But... you show promise, Maple. More than I did when I tried to accept it the first time...” she admits shyly. “I believe Tien has struggled with this as well, but... he pushed past it. Meditate on this for a few days: you can accept the possibility of failure, and still work to prevent it.”“I’ll do that, Trip. Thank you.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #54 END>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Characters? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAnd that's all for tonight, folks. I'll be around for questions and such for a short while. Did y’all have fun?
>>863089Yep. Thanks for running Kato.
>>863089That was heavier than I was expecting, but I like the result. Pretty touching actually. Thanks for running Kato.
>>863089I liked it, and some of this discussion actually gave me some ideas on what our plan to eradicate the plan to eradicate the saiyans could be.
>>863100>>863119>>863126Very glad to hear, anons. Thank you.
>>863089>>863171>Did y’all have fun?Yeah, it was a well written break between Sagas and we even got to tap into the core of Maple's character some. though, I'm kinda curious what that school vote will amount to? If we play as Peppa and maybe Gohan, what would each option have presented for them?
>>863171Could Mirai Gohan make things way simpler by taking Kami or our set of dragon balls to the future with him, wishing everyone Hatchijacked back to life, and then giving them back?
>>863174>>863210Glad to hear.So, school for the kids would involve some fairly "normal" stuff. Making friends, learning lessons, showing off some smarts, maybe making the best damn sandcastle the schoolyard has ever seen. I could do a short thread of that if y'all are interested. Also for the record, I kinda would have liked to try the Baba option, but hey, your choice on this matter.Future Gohan sadly couldn't be able to do that without there being repercussions. And they are still kinda Time Grounded. That said, a set of Black Star Dragon Balls are still active in his timeline (along with the Super Dragon Balls, but they're useless to them without knowing the language of the gods).Lastly, would y'all like a bit more downtime or something, or would it be fine for me to skip to Vegeta's return?
>>863261I'm good skipping.
>>863261>I kinda would have liked to try the Baba option, but hey, your choice on this matter.Why's that? Wait, were we checking these schools out, or did we enroll the kids already?>would it be fine for me to skip to Vegeta's return?Yeah.
>>863283Vote ended up in support of the West City school. You can still check out the others if y'all really want.
>>863311Eh, I don't think it'd be worth the time voting and waiting when we could do other things. Whatever, school's school.
>>863261>Also for the record, I kinda would have liked to try the Baba option, but hey, your choice on this matter.Auntie Baba can be still be a tutor. Hell, she can be the kid's 'Summer School.'
>>864016>SummerDon't we have that from December to March where we live?
>>864165Wait, "this 25th" is tomorrow... NEXT 25th, don't miss it.
Have we factored in the timezones that each school would require us get our kids up at an ungodly hour for?
>>864688Well, if there isn't significant difference between our home (Son family house) and West Capitol like the series implied, then our kids could get up at a normal time and have a few hours before that need to go to school. The trick is they'd be back home late for them. I'm assuming like a 3 or 4 hour difference with this.
>>864830Assuming that this map shows all of the Dragonball World, West City would experience Night when Mt. Paozu experiences Day.
>>864842I think we may wish to reconsider for a school between Mt. Paozu and Mt. Frypan lest we unleash two cranky saiyans on West City.
>>864842Gohan showing up at Capsule Corp. in the series doesn't happen at night, and he hits upon the idea of Saiyaman after school. So unless he waited for like 12 hours to do that I don't think there's much of a time difference.
Toriyama couldn't even remember Saiyans had tails, why should we expect him to remember what time of day locations would have in respect to each other?
>>864880This is a good point. Toriyama can't into timezones.
We could teach them instant transmission.Until then we just do it ourselves. Or they fly and train their raioken to get home before the other sibling and make it a training thing when they become more independent. One of the two only really need to learn it and they can just transport the sibling home as well.
>>865112As far as I can tell, IT can't change the time of day to where School on the other side of Earth starts only after the kids have breakfast.
>>865154Well. We could always just have a house in West City as well. We can afford it.For the Samma Sati issue. Should we see Konpei and talk to him since he did help Tripitaka with the last one? Tien being busy with that side quest we got locked out of.
>>865393>Well. We could always just have a house in West City as well. We can afford it.Thing is, the kids wouldn't have their pet with them because Tigers ain't allowed in Cities. Also, we'd have to prepare lunch at midnight, dinner and breakfast at dawn, another lunch at noon, and breakfast and dinner at dusk. We don't even know multi-form yet!
>>865403>another lunch at noonThough, we could just prepare bag lunches for the kids and go to bed, then wake up to prepare their dinner.
>>865403>>865417That's how we train Raioken.We do all our normal stuff in order to get it to full power. We make all their meals in a quarter of the time and have time to make Goku's, feed the pets and chop a lot of lumber.
>>865444No, the preparation of good meals takes time, and wuv.
>>865444>Maple works herself to Karoshi
>>865403Oh wait, that's right, Bulma was taking care of Tiger in the middle of a city. Does he know not to eat the neighbor's pets?
Wait, Bulma has private tutors for her kids and their friends. Why are they going to public school?We could just have them live at Bulma's with access to her tutors for a bit while we go over there to help her with gizmos and gadgets and get zeni
>>865393>Tien being busy with that side quest we got locked out of.Eh, fighting spooky Nazis in the spooky forest is for chumps.
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
Hey guys, y'know who our next apprentices should be? Y'know, after Gohan, heck, maybe even with Gohan, I dunno.