Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tuffle%20Quest>You are Maple Son-Mahogany, one of two young Tuffle twins thrown at Earth starting in early Dragon Ball by your "father," Dr. Raichi>"Canon" had already taken a sharp turn from the "norm" when you began, and through your actions, choices, and dialogue, took even further turns from the "norm," and will probably continue to do so>Stats and dice mechanics are used, and can be explained again as needed>Let's all try to have some fun, ok?And a pastebin: https://pastebin.com/DyHHgCYEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO_Lpb2f6d4Last time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Z! As Tien and Launch entered the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Piccolo met with Kami, realizing that the only way for both of them to get strong enough to combat the upcoming threats is through fusing together into one being once again. After Kami said his goodbyes, you met Bra training with Lord Konpei, and then were reunited with Trunks, his brother, and your son’s future self, here to back Bra up in case Towa is up to any more mischief. Another day has passed as Ozotto’s Tournament draws closer...
Rolled 5, 7, 17, 13, 19 = 61 (5d20)>>1775937‘So, your training was successful?’ you question Tien telepathically as he and Launch walk out.‘You could say that.’ he replies proudly.“Hey kid, good to see you again.” Launch greets. “Looks like you’re all still in one piece.” She looks around. “Oh, right, had a question for Kami, where is the old guy?”The air is still for a moment as you and your brother look away. Tien’s eyes widen as he starts to piece together what happened. “...So he went through with it.”“Yes...” Trip greets lowly, Piccolo and Mr. Popo with her. “What questions might you have, Launch? K-... Piccolo may be able to answer them for you, if I can not.”“...Ah.”Lapis and Lazuli move forward, Trip talking with them for a moment on the scenarios they’ve chosen. Launch sinks back a bit, rubbing the back of her neck. Tien crosses his arms and looks down. “...I’m sorry I wasn’t there to say goodbye. I owe him at least as much as Goku does.”“In a way I... well, he hasn’t left.” Piccolo states. “All the memories Kami had, everything he gained in life, it is all back in the same being he was before he split up. We are now once again the Son of Katas. Though, if it would be easier, you may still call me ‘Piccolo.’”“...Wait, then, yeah, you can answer my question!” Launch exclaims, reserved but not as down as she was hearing the news. “Actually... you probably know it too now, don’t you?”“Know what?”She grins. “That technique Krillin used on Brench, the one Kami used to save the Earth. The Spirit Bomb.”>A. Wait, what?>B. That actually brings up a question of my own, you know everything Kami knew, right?>C. Talk more with Tien about his idea, what exactly did he achieve?>D. Something else?
>>1775945>A. Wait, what?>B. That actually brings up a question of my own, you know everything Kami knew, right?Do you remember what the Nameless Namek knew too? >C. Talk more with Tien about his idea, what exactly did he achieve?>D. Something else?Launch. With your time, have both of your alters come any closer to a...merger of any sorts?
>>1775945Good to see you Kato!power went down for my block last night, so...you being ill was kinda good for me!Hope you doing better now though.
>>1775945>B & C.Hey Kato, glad you're back. You doing okay?
>>1775979>Nameless Namek Was he actually nameless? Why?
>>1776099Katas never gave him one. We could ask Baba to bring him in and ask the old scientific namekian what name he'd give him tho.Katas Jr. had been Kami's name when we were figuring out what to call Tripitaka.
>>1775979Don't know if kato is writing or waiting so I'll support
Rolled 7, 12, 3, 10, 15 = 47 (5d20)>>1775995>>1776031I've been better, but not doing as bad as yesterday. Food's staying down at least.>>1776132Was waiting for support, yes.>>1775945“Wait, whaaat?” you and your brother exclaim simultaneously.“You heard me. I saw how Krillin used it on Brench, and your remembered your little trick too, Maple. So I need to know.”Piccolo nods to Launch. “I do know that technique.”“Wait, so, you know everything Kami knew, right? Do you also remember being the Namekian you were before the split?” you question. Guess now’s a decent time to ask him some questions, given how busy he was yesterday. At the same time, you grill Tien on his technique. ‘So, the Mafuba...?’‘I will have to use it as a last resort, but I have a method that has a surefire success rate. All I’ll say is that it involves the Multiform, Kaioken, Solar Flare, and a bit of Light magic. Launch has an idea herself, though, that could help minimize the risks involved.’‘Interesting!’“I have Kami’s memories, but I do not recall the being we were before the split. I don’t even recall my original name. I went down to ask Baba if she could bring back King Piccolo to answer my questions on that actually... but there was a bit of a snag.” Piccolo responds in a mild grumble.“What kind of snag? Wait, can... can he refuse?” your brother questions next.Piccolo crosses his arms and looks down. “Baba could not locate his soul in Hell. She and Yemma had a long argument on if he somehow managed to escape. They’ve discovered that he’s not the only one who’s missing. Freeza, Cooler, King Cold, Turles, Lord Slug...”...Oh no.Acer looks at you nervously. “...If it’s him-”“It might be.” Piccolo interrupts. “My initial thought was Towa, but Baba seems to have had a premonition. Earth is in even more danger than we realized. She doesn’t have a timeframe, but there’s a good chance it won’t be long until Dr. Raichi arrives.”Launch snaps her fingers. “Damn. Well, that makes my request a bit more urgent. Piccolo, can we speak a little more... privately?” She pokes the side of her head.“Indeed.”>A. Are there any others that are missing from Hell?>B. Why didn’t you tell anyone until now?>C. I’m going to check with my son’s future counterpart>D. Launch, what’s this Spirit Bomb idea?>E. Something else?
>A. Are there any others that are missing from Hell?
>>1776150>A. Are there any others that are missing from Hell?>E. Something else?Is there anyone missing not from Hell?
>>1776150>A. Are there any others that are missing from Hell?
>>1776150https://youtu.be/r8XVnAPQXHM“Who all is missing from Hell? And... are there any that AREN’T missing?” you ask.“Why the hell didn’t you tell anyone yet?!” Acer exclaims.“We spent some time trying to figure out what Maple just asked.” Piccolo tells your brother. “Freeza, Cooler, King Cold, Turles, Lord Slug, King Piccolo, Magil, Cell, Garlic Jr, and some of Freeza and Cooler’s men such as the Armored Squadron are all absent.”“Craaaap.” Acer groans out. “So he does have Cell...”“Aza is still in Hell. He seemed to recognize that Kami and Piccolo were now one being, and wasn’t exactly helpful.”Your brother rubs his forehead. “Well this is one big mess it’s turning into...”>A. I’m gonna go tell Bra and her group right away!>B. Well if ghost dad is gonna play it that way, maybe we can make a request to do the same. Someone like that Olibu guy>C. I’m gonna head down to Baba’s Palace and see if we can try and work on a more solid timeframe>D. Something else?
>>1776219>B. Well if ghost dad is gonna play it that way, maybe we can make a request to do the same. Someone like that Olibu guy>C. I’m gonna head down to Baba’s Palace and see if we can try and work on a more solid timeframe>D. Something else?If Spike's around, ask him if he knows anyone who can help us with our magic to deal with demons. Majon the Devil Witch?
Rolled 6, 17, 1, 14, 19 = 57 (5d20)>>1776219“Well, if ghost dad’s gonna play that game... guys, I’m heading to Baba’s. I have some things I’d like to discuss with her. Like figuring out a better timeframe for his arrival.” you state, putting two fingers on your forehead.Acer nods. “I’ll find Bra and Trunks’ group. Can’t be sure they’ll be happy hearing about Cell, but it’s something... ah, wait, Piccolo, what about Bongo? That guy that attacked Namek?”“Also missing.”“Damn. So he’s pulling out everything he can... well, take care, sis, call if you need me to help too.” your brother states.You teleport away, arriving at Baba’s Palace next to the old woman. She turns back at you. “So you heard.”“Yeah... first thing’s first though, Baba, you think it could be possible to request some help for this? I recall King Kai planning to give Olibu a day pass... you think it’s possible to request his aid here too?”“Possible, yes.” she sighs out, looking into her crystal ball. She seems... a bit depressed.>A. ...How’re our chances with Ozotto right now?>B. We need a timeframe on when to being Olibu back, so let’s work together on this>C. Is Spike around too? Could he help?>D. Something else?
>>1776291>A. ...How’re our chances with Ozotto right now?>B. We need a timeframe on when to being Olibu back, so let’s work together on this>C. Is Spike around too? Could he help?>D. Something else?Something wrong Auntie Baba? Is our future that bad?
>>1776299>s’ group. Can’t be sure they’ll be happy hearing about Cell, but it’s something... ah, wait, Piccolo, what about Bongo? That guy that attacked Namek?”>“Also missing.”this
Rolled 6, 10, 13, 17, 2 = 48 (5d20)Okay, mind rolling me 1d20, best of five? DC is 17.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1776335Rolling
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1776335
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1776341>>1776335fug
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1776335
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1776335
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1776335
>>1776341Okay we passed.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1776335Welp.
>>1776338>>1776344>>1776347>>1776348>>1776352Damn. Well, writing...
>>1776408I blame Towa.She's cheated the dice! I call foul!
Everything okay, Kato?
>>1776291“Okay, we need a timeframe on this, since it’ll only be for one day, so let’s work it out together!” you tell her enthusiastically. “Ah, and if Spike’s around, think he could help too.”Baba... looks back at you and sighs. “Spike has returned to the Demon Realm to assist Prince Beelzebub. Also something about a family reunion.”“...Auntie Baba, what’s wrong? Are... our chances of stopping Ozotto still pretty bad?”“I would not say that. But... I have been paying attention to the potential outcomes of this. There is a very good chance some among your number will die.” Baba tells you lowly.“Well... that’s why we’ve been training, isn’t it? To prepare for this? I mean, I know there are risks... but we still have the Dragon Balls, don’t we?”“Yes. But those too come with their own risks, don’t they?” she asks.“...Look, we can prepare for this. I know there’s a chance one of us could die fighting Ozotto, but we all have been training for what comes after. Some of us... since the day we arrived on this planet. Now, shall we try and do one more thing to prepare for that?”She motions for you to come forward. “We can try... but are you sure you are focused for this?”“...Of course.” you tell her, placing your hands forward and concentrating. The two of you focus your foresight on what’s to come. You try to focus on Dr. Raichi...But that’s not what you see.You catch a glimpse of... someone standing above Goku, someone tall. No, not just tall, HUGE. Like a mountain of muscle. He bends down to grab Goku’s body... and you feel like you’re there, watching it all unfold, your body weak and badly injured. The figure becomes clearer in your view... with spiked, green hair, eyes white as bone, a monster’s smirk across his face. Goku tries to smile, weakly telling the man, “R-really are as strong as it seemed... guess you’re n-not gonna give us a handicap for this, huh?”“Only if that’s another word for ‘coffin.’” he responds in a deep, growling voice... but one you recognize.“BROLY!” you exclaim, panting heavily.(cont.)
>>1776588“...Yes, so that is still on your mind.” Baba comments.“W-what was that? Is he...?” You’re still trying to wrap your head around this. Was that... what Piccolo and Raditz faced?“You saw a glimpse of what can happen, should he return.” Baba states. “A monster with power beyond measure.”Things are starting to connect. “...Is he going to arrive with Dr. Raichi?”“There is a high chance of it. It would be the most logical place for it to happen. But what’s more... it shows that Towa can use that against you.” she replies.“What do you mean?”“That a part of you still sees it as a failure. And Towa probably knows that. Your allies from other timelines can not stay here forever, Towa knows that too. And so I believe she will take this as an opportunity to, so to say, ‘twist the knife.’”>A. ...What did you see?>B. I... I understand what you’re saying, but I will not let this lingering regret be something she can use against me. That’s a promise>C. Something else?>>1776571Gonna have to call it a night after this, stomach's started disagreeing with me again and wife's asking me to get some rest.
>>1776606>B.Get rest Kato. Doctor's orders.
>>1776606>A & B.You get some rest, Kato.
>A. ...What did you see?
>>1776606get well soon!>A. ...What did you see?>B. I... I understand what you’re saying, but I will not let this lingering regret be something she can use against me. That’s a promise>C. Something else?But if she's cheating then we can call her out for it...
Rolled 4, 19, 15, 16, 12 = 66 (5d20)>>1776606“...What did you see?”“A different scenario. One that in some ways still has rays of hope in it... brighter ones than the boy who came to warn you of a dark future. But one that is enough to make an old aunt worry deeply over two kids she has tried to look out for for many, many years.” she tells you with a sweet smile.You rub the back of your neck. “Guess I can’t blame you for that, Auntie Baba.”“There is a chance you will be able to make it through this... though at a high cost.” she adds. “Your children have power inside them like I’ve never seen before. But they are still children. I would not want to put them in harm’s way. And I know you feel similarly.”You cross your arms and nod. “...Auntie Baba, listen, I... I understand what you’re saying, but I will not let this regret linger in my mind. Trip has helped me understand how to overcome this. I promise to you, I’ll work past this.”She pats you on the head. “Ah, the little Wild Card grows up so fast.”“...For the record, if Towa starts cheating, I will call her out on it.”“I am sure you will.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #68... 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. Sorry about having to cut it short, but we’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. Did y’all have fun?
>>1776789Is figuring out the final path of enlightenment the key in beating Ozotto and Ghost Dad?
>>1776789Good times. Now go rest up, Kato, don't make your wife worry.
Rolled 13, 11, 19, 5, 15 = 63 (5d20)>>1776803Possibly.>>1776810Still not 100%, but doing better than yesterday.Anyway, we're back!>>1776789Acer touches down a short while after you and Baba have your discussion, long enough for you to meditate on this dilema. Now that you recognize this cloud in your mind, you can work past it. Yet one more thing to prepare for, but one you will be ready for when the time comes.“So, no luck yet?” your brother questions.“Might need your help on this, yeah. Three of us together should be able to get some kind of timeframe.”He stretches. “Well, I’m ready if you’re ready.”>A. Let’s give this a try>B. Give me a bit of time, I’ve got something I want to meditate on>C. Something else?
>>1779516Welcome back Kato.>A.
>>1779516>A. Let’s give this a try>C. Baba, what do you know about Olibu?
Rolled 13, 2, 18, 15, 9 = 57 (5d20)Roll me 1d20, best of five. DC is 15.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1779778Rolling
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1779778
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1779778
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1779778We're going to get a vision of something lewd again aren't we..
>>1779813>>1779778I knew that blasphemer in the ask ruined everything.
>>1779822Liam is not pleased. The heretics must be baaaaaaaaaaaanished. They are agents of the Council of Towa.
Crap, quick, somebody find some gods to sacrifice to his Goatly Greatness!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1779778Biting the bullet, here goes.
>>1779873Oh.OH.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHGlorious. Hope in the darkest hour.Anon. Liam is with you.
Rolled 7, 1, 9, 2, 7 = 26 (5d20)>>1779779>>1779795>>1779813>>1779817>>1779873Very close one, but congrats! You passed! Writing...
>>1779873>>1779878>>1779883Woooot!Now nobody ask where Gowasu went.
>>1779888>>1779900I just subscribed to his Godtube channel!
Rolled 1, 9, 12, 13, 20 = 55 (5d20)>>1779516“I think I’m ready, brobro.” you tell him, standing up. “Let’s give this a try.”The two of you head in to see Baba again, renewed determination on your face. You and your brother move over to her crystal ball, and the three of you focus. It takes some time, but you remember what Trip told you. You clear your mind of distractions and focus.You get... a glimpse. No, more than that. You see a larger picture. You see...“I’ll admit I was surprised by how you handled Ozotto.” Towa states in an almost mocking tone. “But did you really think I wasn’t watching you this whole time? It’s been oh so amusing... but if you can’t make it past this, then I’ll have no more use for you.”Towa. She’s standing some distance away, flanked by Mira, as Broly charges at you. Goku and Raditz hold him off, but can’t manage to match him on their own. You see yourself trying to keep them away from him, using Instant Transmission to teleport they away from the worst of the damage Broly can do. “How long have you been working with him?!” you bark out at her.“Oh, I knew of him for quite a while. A grouchy old fool, but he would listen to what my associates and I had to say whenever it concerned you and your brother. Your challenge with Ozotto provided the perfect opportunity for him, though. A few weeks earlier than normal, but... well, it was bound to happen eventually. Your time-defying son can attest to it.”Earlier... so you really don’t have much time left. Dr. Raichi could be here next week, possibly even a day after Ozotto’s planned Tournament. You continue to listen in. “That didn’t answer my question, and you know it!”“If you must know... well, the first time we ever met face-to-face was right after he arrived.” Towa replies as she points at Raditz. “So much has changed for you in these few years, haven’t you, little Saiyan? You even took after your little brother in a way. Shame your wife won’t-”“She’s not my wife yet, and you leave her out of this!” Raditz growls....You can’t help but smile as Raditz says those words. And... this all is lining up nicely now. The vision finally ends. “Brobro, you get all that too?”“...Probably got something different than you did.” Acer states, hiding his face. You see a hint of redness all over it.“What’s wrong?”“Seems you weren’t the only one facing some distractions.” Baba comments. “Well, Maple? Did you see what you needed to see?”>A. Definitely. Sadly, we don’t have much time, less than a week...>B. Brobro, Towa’s been talking with ghost dad for YEARS!>C. Let’s make sure Bra’s group knows what’s going on>D. Gonna keep looking, see if I can find out more>E. Something else?
>>1780141 In future conversations to include exact days and time so our foresight helps us get the jump on things like this.>A. Definitely. Sadly, we don’t have much time, less than a week...>B. Brobro, Towa’s been talking with ghost dad for YEARS!That explain why Churai resembles me... It also explain where the soul for Android 19 comes from.Ghost Dad is working with Gero.>D. Gonna keep looking, see if I can find out moreLet's see what Ghost Dad's doing.Then Gero.
>>1780197>explain where the soul for 19 comes from.Holy shit, it's so obvious in hindsight.Also backing.
Rolled 14, 7, 2, 20, 1 = 44 (5d20)Okay, another roll of 1d20, best of five. DC is 15.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1780330
>>1780340...fug.Sorry everyone. Gowasu wasn't enough...
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1780330
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1780330
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1780330>>1780340I hear distant bleating...Maybe this will ease his hunger...or give him indigestion.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1780330
>>1780422Indigestion it is.>>1780424Damn, almost...
Rolled 17, 1, 6, 13, 15 = 52 (5d20)>>1780340>>1780374>>1780412>>1780422>>1780424...Well, at least it wasn't a life or death roll.Writing...
>>1780436I feel like the crystal ball is going to explode in our faces....That's what I get for the fast food of supreme kais...
Rolled 7, 7, 11, 8, 14, 3, 13, 16, 5, 3, 13, 7, 9, 6, 20, 16, 12, 11, 6, 19 = 206 (20d20)rolling to clear all these ones...
Rolled 12, 13, 13, 12, 3 = 53 (5d20)>>1780141“Definitely! I’ve seen what I needed to. Problem: we have much less time than I thought we would, he’ll be here next week and...” You put your hand on your brother’s shoulder. “Acer, ghost dad’s been working with Towa for YEARS! He’s... he’s been allied with her since Raditz got here.”“...He’s had all this time to plan and prepare, with her giving him updates on us constantly.” he mumbles out on realization.“Guess this explains Churai’s resemblence to me and... wait, 19! That’s why she has a soul! Dr. Gero is working with ghost dad!”He slaps his forehead. “Of course. He probably helped Gero with 17 and 18 too...”“Okay, let’s try some more! There may be something else we’re missing!” you shout out, giving a little fist pump into the air.“...Uh, if you’re sure, sis.” Acer responds in mild worry.Baba seems a bit bemused, but goes along with it. The three of you once again try and focus on the upcoming conflicts...You don’t get that.https://youtu.be/KZvjj9S6tkM“And now, little Tuffle girl, you will kneel. Often you have been a thorn in my side, but your time has run out. There is nothing you can do to escape this outcome. It was inevitable. But you still may prove useful to me yet. Submit yourself to... agh, no, not snappy enough.” Towa grumbles out, talking to herself in her mirror... wearing nothing but a bath towel. “Long have you been a thorn in my side, but now, you’re nothing more than a harmless little flower... egh, no, too flirty. She’ll try something again and make it weird.”...She’s really doing this.“You and all your little friends have fallen before me. You are just as helpless as any other mortal, it was almost adorable that you thought you could thrwart my goals and... argh!” Towa shakes her fists in frustration, bringing her hair out from the towel drying it. “Ooogh, why am I having trouble now? I can’t let her show me up again or all of them will start getting suspicious. Especially that one with her damn monkey bitch and-”“Lady Towa, you are needed again.” Churai comments, teleporting in.Towa sighs. “Fine. Just give me a moment...”Aaaand she’s removing her towel nope, nope, nuh-uh! You shake your head violently, accidentally smacking it into Baba’s crystal ball. “GAH, OW! Ugh, nevermind, I’m not gonna...”Acer and Baba are staring at you suspiciously. “...You definitely caused that.” your brother comments. “Looks like someone was just a little too eager to ‘uncover’ Towa’s plans.”>A. Oi. Shush your face, brobro>B. My bad. Let’s... not speak of this again>C. ...It was kinda funny, you have to admit>D. Something else?
>B. My bad. Let’s... not speak of this again
>>1780643>B.19. Suno. Chuu Lee. Goku and the kids. Hell, King Chappa. Let's be ANYWHERE but here now.
>>1780643>>B. My bad. Let’s... not speak of this again
>>1780643>B. My bad. Let’s... not speak of this again
>>1780643>B. My bad. Let’s... not speak of this again>D. So. If their arriving earlier, we're not only going to need to bring Olibu early, but have everyone's potential fully released by then as well. We will also need to update everyone on this news.
Mental note.Clothes beam those towels at Towa if she reveals the shower cam...
>>1780643“My bad, my bad. Just... let’s never speak of this again.”Your brother is still glaring at you.You lower your head slightly. “Look, that was NOT intentional! Really! Come on, this isn’t something I’d really joke about, you know that.”He crosses his arms. “Yeah, sure. But this happens again and I’m gonna start questioning things.”“Brobro...” Ah, forget it. “Auntie Baba, I guess that’s all we need for now. No use in dwelling on this further. Also... guess we’ll have to wait on Olibu, but should update everyone on this info.”“You just want to get out of here don’t you?” Acer accuses.“And update everyone on this.”>A. Have a meeting>B. Just telepathically tell everyone>C. ...Will Ozotto get suspicious?>D. Something else?
>>1780814>B & D.Check on 19. Let's help Bulma put her back together.
>>1780814Acer no...>Telepathically tell Tien and anyone else with guarded minds.>C.>D. Tripitaka had a similar block with Goku over this issue that prevented her from achieving the 8th noble path. Maybe she and Konpei can help me with that.
Next one calls it.
Rolled 11, 16, 1, 5, 4 = 37 (5d20)>>1780814“But first... Ozotto might be a little curious on what we’ve been up to. I’m letting Tien know, and then he can pass it along to whoever Ozotto can’t read the minds of.” you tell your brother.“Okay, what’ll you be doing after that?” Acer asks, suspicion still in his eyes.“If possible, I’d like to meet with Lord Konpei again, to see if he can help me move past some of my doubts. There’s one more step on this Eightfold Path that he helped Trip with, and I’d like to see he can help me with it too.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #68... 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. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. Did y’all have fun?
>>1781008Of course Kato. Always fun. Also Acer needs to calm it down, his fantasies aren't coming true. Yet.
>>1781008Good times, Kato. Towa is gonna need to work harder to convince the council she's not distracted by us. A lot harder.
>>1781008Wait wait wait wait wait! Hold everything!>"...Especially that one with her damn monkey bitch and-”Is that who I think it is?!
I wonder if Towa is crazy enough to mess with the Tournament of Power
>>1782455Do you really think the Grand Priest will tolerate any bullshit on his purging of universes?
>>1783045Mechikabara meeting the Grand Priest would be interesting...
>>1783045Guess we'll see in XV3
>>1783239If they don't fix Super Saiyan hair in XV3, I'll be REALLY disappointed.
>>1783375Same. Having to resort to mods is bullshit.
>>1781015>>1781027Glad to hear, anons.>>1781048Might be.>>1782455>>1783045>>1783143>>1783214>>1783239Ah, that would be telling. Super has given me a lot of content to work with as a QM, and I might do some things quite differently from the anime and manga. At the very least, don't expect a "RoF" or something similar any time soon.Anyway, we're back!>>1781008“Mm... so that’s what you feel.” Konpei comments aloud, nodding. “Yes, I understand.”“So, can you help me with that?” you question.“I can help show you the way, but you will need to take the step yourself.” Konpei comments. “Miss Sanzo... ah, I guess she is properly addressed as Kami now, but when she came to me, she had a different set of doubts. Doubts about her deep beliefs.” He tilts his head. “Tell me... are you sure you are ready for this?”>A. Of course!>B. What do you mean?>C. Got a different question actually, about Trip...>D. Something else?
>>1783393>A.Let's give it a shot.
>>1783393>A. Of course!Born ready! but uh...>B. What do you mean?>C. Got a different question actually, about Trip...Do you think she's ok? Kami was close to her, and losing him to the fusion is like...well her father. Is there any way we can help her, as her friends?>D. Something else?Do you think I'm ready for this, Konpei-sensei?
>>1783393>B. What do you mean?
Rolled 1, 6, 8, 12, 9 = 36 (5d20)>>1783393“Well, sure, born ready, but... what do you mean?”“Taking this next step is not going to be as easy as you seem to think it is.” Konpei replies, voice serious. “And I can not guarantee you will have taken it by the time of Ozotto’s game.”You think over what he said. “I want to push past regardless. Not just for my sake, but for everyone’s sake. Just like Trip did.”“Mmn... you do it for them, yes?”“Of course. Actually... speaking of Trip, do you think she’s okay? Kami was really close to her, and she’s lost him now... and he’ll probably never be back. Is there anything I can do as a friend for her?”“While I can not say that this hasn’t affected her... I can say that she has long ago made peace with this inevitable outcome. That Kami would pass on, that she would take his place. She knows that she can’t keep herself from grieving, but she has accepted this, and will move past it. The only thing she needs is for your continued care and support.” Konpei closes his eyes. “Similarly, she has taken this step knowing this... and believing it fully.”“...Do you believe I’m ready to take this next step?”His eyes open slowly. “...No.”>A. Was afraid you’d tell me that, but figured you would...>B. But I am!>C. Why do you say that?>D. Something else?
>>1783631>A. Was afraid you’d tell me that, but figured you would...I know I'm not ready but life isn't about being ready. I have to have the right mind set, the right focus. I've seen what happens when I fail and I accept it. Now I need to learn to move past it.>C. ....Why do you say that?
>>1783631You sigh out softly. “Was afraid you’d say that, but... kinda figured you would. I... look, I know I'm not ready, but life isn't about being ready. I have to have the right mindset, the right focus. I've seen what happens if I fail and I’ve come to accept it. Now I need to learn to move past it.” Your eyes lock with his. “At the very least, can you tell me why you don’t think I’m ready?”Konpei smiles. “You are quite attached to your family and friends. You do this for their sake, for the sake of your adopted home, and for the sake of worlds beyond this one. Your heart is in the right place.” He then pokes you on the forehead. “But like you say, your mindset, your focus, needs work.”“And what kind of work would that entail?”“It is more than just accepting the idea that you can fail. The work you need is on... right concentration.”You tilt your head. “Concentration?”“A mind clear and still, devoid of distraction and desire. Focused fully on the steps along this path you have taken, and on how to take this last step, a state of Zen. This step will ask much of you.”>A. Can you teach me?>B. ...When you say “desire”>C. What kind of state of Zen are you talking about here?>D. Something else?Starting to not feel too great again. Very sorry these are taking so long, folks...
>>1783898>B.If you gotta call it a night, feel free, Kato.
>>1783898>B. ...When you say “desire”
If your not feeling well, I'd rather we pause and continue tomorrow. our rolls have not been pleasant anyway...>>1783898>A. Can you teach me?>B. ...When you say “desire”I guess, I can accept there is a lot about Towa I do admire. She's smart, resourceful, and she's been a worthy rival. I would desire her as a friend, rather then an enemy. She may not admit but I think she wants the same...>C. What kind of state of Zen are you talking about here?Tien reached enlightenment, is it like that? Or the surge of tranquility I feel when I use the kaioken/raioken/raioten?>D. Something else?How did you achieve this final step, Master Konpei?
>>1783898>Focused fully on the steps along this path you have taken, and on how to take this last step, a state of Zen.Wait. So does that mean....we cast them all? Samma Ditthi Samma Sankappa Samma Vaca Samma Kammanta Samma Ajiva Samma Vayama Samma Sati
Rolled 10, 15, 5, 15, 10 = 55 (5d20)>>1783898“Can you teach me? Is this Zen state like how Tien’s managed to enlighten himself? Mor more of that surge of tranquility in the Raio-Ten state?” you ask next.“Similar, yes.”You nod. “Well, what should I work on to find this state?”“You need to know how to clear your mind completely, no distractions or desires, focused to a single point where you see the path you’ve taken, and the next step forward on it clearly. Your concentration made forefront.”“I see... now, when you say ‘desire’... er, well... I mean I guess I’d have to admit that a part of me still wants to see Towa more as a friend than anything else. I admire quite a bit about her, like her resourcefulness and how she... well, is a worthy rival sometimes. Not that she’d really admit to feeling the same way, but...”Konpei chuckles. “It is one part of it. Every mortal is born with base desires and needs. But those desires can at times overpower your focus, make you take steps away from this path. Like you said, you desire a woman who has made herself a sworn enemy to you... to be your friend. Your greatest desire is companionship, friendship. But while this is an admirable desire... this is a bit selfish, too, is it not? Even Ozotto you wish to turn to your side.”“...I mean, it’s true, but-”“Not everyone will come to your side. You need to be able to move past this desire to be everyone’s friend. It is an admirable trait... but it will also hold you back.” Konpei places his hands together. “...Miss Sanzo had to move past a similar desire. In spite of everything, a part of her still... wanted to have a family.”“...Wait, really?”“Indeed. But, as you have seen, she was able to move past it. She did have a bit of help with that, though.” he says with a smile. “Now, do you understand?”“...Yeah. Just one more thing. How did you move past the final step?”He chuckles softly. “You would not believe how hard it is to give up sweets. But that is a tale for another time.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #68... 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. Very sorry for cutting it short, stomach’s not doing too great again. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. Did y’all have fun?>>1783960That's a part of it.
>>1784039pftt...> “You would not believe how hard it is to give up sweets."Not even angels or gods of destructions are immune to the seduction of sweets...>That's part of it.Well good...is the second part doing it while in our most calmed and concentrated state?
>>1784039Had fun Kato. You rest up.Also guess that explains a bit more on why Trip behaves the way she did back when we first met Konpei.
>>1784116I wonder if she ever used the pendulum room to see a Tripitaka who had a family...>But little did Sanzo realize...we were her family all alooooong
>>1784054Part of it.>>1784116Glad to hear.Sorry about all the delays, but we're back now.>>1784039You’ve still got some time left today. Lord Konpei suggested that you take some time to go over what he told you yourself, and to not try to force yourself through this. Perhaps it’d be best to try and truly relax, but there’s still a lot to do...>A. Spend some time with Goku and the kids, they deserve a little something together>B. Bulma’s going to put 19 back together, maybe you should head down there and help>C. Check in with Chuu Lee, could do to have a chat with her, Turtle School Master to Turtle School Master>D. You know... maybe should finally check in on Suno, get the story from her>E. Something else?
>>1786100So, you doing okay today, Kato?
>>1786352Better, but not all that great. Wife's asked me to see a doctor if this continues.
>>1786470Well hope you get better. Rest of you gotta.Swordanon, where are ya? You get sick too?
>>1786100>B. Bulma’s going to put 19 back together, maybe you should head down there and help
>>1786100>B. Bulma’s going to put 19 back together, maybe you should head down there and help>>1786560Welp. I just got kicked out my other db rp.Mother fucker. That's four years down the drain.
>>1786578Damn, sucks, man. Sorry to hear that.
>>1786582It was bound to happen.Frees me up to do my own Quest and my own rp.
>>1786578>Welp. I just got kicked out my other db rp.What happened If you don't mind me asking
>>1786594OOOOh boy.Well. Apparently I've been something of a trouble maker. Not a /that guy/ (we have one of those already). And my plans for a two month time skip, would've pretty much wrapped up the entire plot really neatly. THAT did not go well with the mods. They blew out what I wanted to do out of proportion. Which had the head moderator, kick me out. Apparently I've been playing 'mod' when I'm not suppose too. It would help if anyone actually do their job.Worst part is. The mod who got upset, didn't want that to happen. Now they get none of my characters, their work Or my amazing tuffle named after the ssj god.
>>1786629Damn. That sucks majorly.
>>1786648>>1786651Of course, that's just my side of the story. Honestly, it's probably for the best. I'm just upset, another player who relied on my characters also basically had to be forced to quit. She's being upset, kinda pisses me off more then the rp kicking me out.It's fine. Really.I'm not sad.Or crying.
>>1786629Wow, very sorry to hear that, Swordanon.>>1786100You tap your fingers to your forehead and teleport to Bulma, appearing in Capsule Corp’s atrium. You spot Pantea sparring with her dad, very focused. Ah, right. They’re up next, and then it’s Krillin and Chiaotzu...“Figured you’d show up about now.” Bulma comments.“So, what’re you waiting for? Gonna fix her or not?”“Soon, just waiting for someone to arrive. He asked to be here before I did that.”“...He?”And as if on cue, you sense... Chiaotzu? He arrives outside a moment later. You and Bulma wave to him as he enters. “Sorry for the delay, Krillin and I had some talking to do.”“About your turn in the Time Chamber?” you question.“...Something like that.” he says hesitantly>A. Got a plan on fighting Ozotto?>B. Something wrong?>C. So, why’d you wanna be here for 19?>D. Something else?
>>1786658If it's any consolation, you're one of my favorite anons here.>>1786662>C. & B.
It's ok Kato...I'll get over it. Sorry for making this a blog. Tuffle Quest inspired me to go to this rp. >>1786662>A. Got a plan on fighting Ozotto?>B. Something wrong?>C. So, why’d you wanna be here for 19? Is it because she looks like you? >>1786670aw. I needed that. Thanks anon.
>>1786662>A. Got a plan on fighting Ozotto?>B. Something wrong?>C. So, why’d you wanna be here for 19?
>>1786662“So, if you don’t mind my asking... why do you wanna be here? ...Is it because she kinda looks like you?”Chiaotzu laughs. “Kind of the same reason you’re here. I’ve had talks with her, and while I don’t know if she’s going to turn over a new leaf for us... I would like to help her too. I think there’s potential for good in her.”You smile. “Glad to hear, Chiaotzu. Now, ready to go greet her, Bulma?”You and Chiaotzu notice her putting on a bulky, armored suit. She makes sure it’s properly adjusted before giving a thumb’s up. “Ready.”“...I don’t think she’s going to attack you.” you say with a slight chuckle.“I’m just being caurious.” she responds, walking along.“Would that even do much to stop her if she tried to attack you?”She raises her finger into the air. “It’d be enough to keep me safe while either of you react.”Both you and Chiaotzu tilt your heads. “Bulmaaa...”“Anyway, what’d you and Krillin talk about? Something wrong, some kind of plan?”“...We’ve decided we’re going to give up our turn.”>A. What? Why?>B. ...You worried you can’t keep up?>C. Do you want someone else to go in instead?>D. Something else?
>>1786774>A. What? Why?>C. Do you want someone else to go in instead?Do you not wanna waste your turn with a half day or something?>D. Something else?Do you guys have training in mind for while your outside? You both are very skilled and talented fighters, we do need you.
>>1786675You're still welcome here in Kato's house. And in my own quest too
Rolled 12, 5, 10, 16, 5 = 48 (5d20)>>1786774“...You worried you can’t catch up with less than a day in there?” you question softly, walking along with him.“That’s... well, it’s part of it.”“Feel... someone else should get a chance too?”“We’ve been weighing our options. We have fighters that could benefit more from it than Krillin and I could. You, Acer, Tien, Chuu Lee, Goku, Raditz, we have lots of capable and smart fighters that have a better shot to take down Ozotto. Or... well, even if everyone refuses, couldn’t we offer Trunks and his brother a chance in there?”You rub the back of your neck. It’s... a good point. “Well, you and Krillin have any things you want to practice instead?”“Some. I’m not giving up so easily, but... for now, with the fate of the world on the line, I think we should at least give this a shot.”>A. It’s your decision>B. I dunno, Chiaotzu, there’s still something you could do in there...>C. Well, it makes sense. Maybe you should ask someone after this?>D. Something else?
>>1786852>A. It’s your decisionMake sure you choose wisely. >C.>D. Ask him telepathically: Does this have anything to do with Lazuli...? I know, I know. 'Maple, no!' but...'Maple, yes'?
Rolled 3, 6, 12, 18, 17 = 56 (5d20)>>1786852“Well... it makes sense, and ultimately, it’s your and Krillin’s decision. I know you’ll choose wisely.” you tell him.Chiaotzu nods. “Thanks, Maple.”Bulma looks back and smiles as you reach her lab. Though... you glance at Chiaotzu again, asking telepathically, ‘Does... any of this have something to do with Lazuli?’He hangs his head. ‘Maple. No.’‘Maple, yes?’‘Uh-uh. No.’‘You can tell me if-’“So, ready, Bulma?”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUVlSiQ43WEShe gets behind the blast shield she’s set up in the lab. “Ready.”You and Chiaotzu approach 19, the head reattached and body intact. Bulma presses a few keys on her keyboard as a low hum can be heard coming from the Artificial Human. 19‘s eyes open slowly. She takes a moment to look around, then raises an arm, then the other, looking at her palms... and confirms to herself that her Ki Absorbers have been removed. She sits up from the table she was placed upon. “Most of my systems are operating normally. I will say that I thank you for this request. While I would prefer that my bomb and Absorbers were still intact, nonetheless we have an agreement.”“...You’re still willing to destroy yourself, huh?” Chiaotzu asks silently.“My mission parameters will not be fulfilled until such a thing happens.” 19 stands, brushing off her outfit. “But even if I had it, I suspect the result would be similar to the events leading up to my being here. This is why I wish to talk with Majin Ozotto.”>A. Are you going to head there now?>B. Woooould you like a new outfit before you go?>C. I... know about your origins, 19, and how we sort of have a similar parentage>D. Another question?
>>1787003>A. Are you going to head there now?>B. Woooould you like a new outfit before you go?>C. I... know about your origins, 19, and how we sort of have a similar parentage>D. Another question?What do you wanna talk to Ozotto about? Try playing against him in a rock off, I'm sure he'll tell you anything you need to know then.
>>1787059All this but D. She already thinks we're crazy enough as is. Besides, all 19 can play are techno and metal. Ba dum tiss
>>1787003You give a stretch of your arms, waving to Bulma that she’s safe. “Soooo... you gonna head out there now?”“I will momentarily.” 19 responds. “Performing diagnostic checks.”“Wooooould you like a new outfit to go-”“No.” she interrupts, looking to Chiaotzu. “I see that you are not happy with my response. Your concern is misplaced. My mission is clear.”Chiaotzu shakes his head. “You act like you have no choice.”“My choice is to follow my programming and to complete my mission. That will not be possible as long as I do not know why it failed in the first place.” she tells him bluntly.“...19, I know of your origins. Our... shared origins. The one who helped Gero make you.”She quietly turns her head to you, eyes an unblinking, piercing, cold glare. “What of it?”“What do you intend to do should he arrive here?”“Follow my programming.” she tells you emotionlessly. “Unless I am given a command that supersedes my set, I intend to follow out what was designed of me. It is currently quite difficult, and I can not make any further advances towards my mission without knowing the cause of my malfunction.”“It’s not a ‘malfunction’ if you want to live, 19.” Chiaotzu declares. “You fall back on this like it’s an excuse.”“It is not an excuse. It is what I was designed to do. I know my purpose.”“What exactly ARE you going to ask Ozotto, 19?” you question next.“If he interfered in my attempt at self-destruction, and for what reason. It should be simple.”“...Given that Ozotto can read minds, why hasn’t he given an answer to one of us yet?” Bulma questions. “I mean I don’t know the tricks you guys have, so he could at the very least read my mind.”Chiaotzu snaps his fingers. “That’s a good point! In fact... isn’t it just a little suspicious?”“Most likely because he wants me to ask him in person.” the Artificial Human blurts out next. “If you will excuse me...”“...He may ask for a rock-off. He’s quite good, but techno m-”“You are a terrible comedian.” she states in a slightly observant tone, trying to move past you.>A. You want me to teleport you there?>B. Well, you do you, 19>C. ...Am not>D. Something else?
>>1787301A. You want me to teleport you there?>Your going to say no, aren't you.>C. ...Am not>King Kai thinks I'm funny!>D. Something else?"Ozotto as the bucket demon hung out with Blue and Green. Maybe he picked up tech skills while in Wheelo's lookout and that's how he stopped you?"
>>1787301>D. I'd like to see you make better jokes than me
>>1787301“...A-am not...” you grumble. “Let’s see you do better...”“I do not have time for jokes.” she bluntly replies. “I will be on my way.”“Atch, okay, fine, but here, I can teleport you right to Ozotto, if you’d like.” You reach your hand out. She doesn’t respond. “...Gonna take that as a n-”“That is acceptable.” 19 responds.“...Oh. Okay. Well, let’s be off then!”“I’m coming too.” Chiaotzu says, placing his hand on your shoulder.“Oooookay! Next stop: Majin Ozotto!” You have 19 grab on to your other shoulder and teleport away, finding Ozotto standing in the middle of his arena in a meditative pose.He smiles as you arrive. “Aww, and look who’s finally woken up from her nap.” Ozotto stands and bows properly. “I trust your rest was... enlightening.”“I do not wish to take away much of your time, as you will soon get rid of Dr. Gero’s foes.” 19 starts as she steps forward. “I simply wish to know if you were the one who kept me from self-destruction.”A... very telling, very sly smile appears on his lips. “You could say that I did.”“For what reason did you do such a thing?”Ozotto... starts laughing. “You still haven’t figured it out yet, have you?”19 is not quite sure what to make of that reply. “...Figure what out?”“I helped you.”You and Chiaotzu do a double-take. “Pardon?”“How did you help me? You have prevented me from completing my mission.” her monotone voice slowly grows more confused.“Oh, that I did. But I think you know why I did that.”...It’s starting to dawn on you what he’s saying. “You... were at Wheelo’s lab as that bucket demon for all this time, you must have become familiar with computer systems in some capacity. Of course...”“You... you did it because you could?” Chiaotzu asks.“Partially.”19 shows visible frustration. “I do not want to make this conversation any longer than it is, Majin Ozotto. Why am I still alive?”He crosses his arms and floats towards her, his large, intimidating form towering over the Artificial Human’s small frame. “Two main reasons: first, because I needed to know what the response of the princess and her cohorts would be. Second... because you wanted it.”“...What?”“I can see where the machine ends and the sould begins. You were perfectly willing to follow through with your programming... but this-” He taps her chest. “-wanted a way out.”19 silently looks down, not sure what to say. She’s silent, confused, and certainly has a million questions racing through her mechanical mind.>A. Is this true, 19?>B. But why help her?>C. How could you tell?>D. Something else?
>>1787486Well... Huh.>B & C.
>>1787486The mystery deepens. “But how could you tell? Is... is it because of your exposure to machines for so long?”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ufq0OBvg2k“Enough to tell that I couldn’t read her actual mind... but I could still figure out some more base reactions. The fear of death is something I’ve seen in many, many mortals. I can almost taste it when it’s near. And her? She was willing to follow her programming... but she was still afraid of dying. That soul inside you... that soul IS you. Try and deny it all you want. But that part of you wanted a way out.”“...No.”“Yes.” Ozotto breathes out in a low, deep voice. “Oooh, and I see another conflict arising. You don’t want to confront this about yourself. You must think yourself a failure in your creator’s eyes for falling prey to this. Allow me to spare you that much: he never saw you as anything more than a tool.”“This does not make sense. I was not programmed for this kind of rejection of my mission. Dr. Gero would have planned for such an occasion.” 19 tries to keep her monotone, but frustration in her voice builds.Ozotto gives her a pat on the head in a faux-fatherly manner. “There there, little one. It is only natural to feel this way. You are as imperfect as any other mortal here. But you have managed to serve as some amusement.”“But why did you help her? What are you really trying to accomplish here?” you ask Ozotto, moving to 19‘s side.(cont.)
>>1787658“I am a Demon God, little Earthling. I have seen the fear of death in many beings. But this one here is new to me. I wanted to see more about her, how she behaved, how the princess has been playing with her toys. By sparing her life, I have learned a good deal about the intentions of the princess. And I have learned something even better:” Ozotto pushes 19‘s chin up with his finger. “A machine like this can know that fear I’ve seen in so many mortals.”“You are trying to confuse me.” 19 protests.“No, you are only confused because you didn’t want to hear the truth: You’re afraid of dying.” Ozotto backs away, chuckling to himself. “Programming can only go so far. It relies on your soul to function fully. Now, what do you say to a being that spared your life, that helped you when you couldn’t help yourself?” he asks in a haughty, mocking laugh.19 clenches her fists. “Stop it.”“Ah-ah-ah, wrong answer.” Ozotto waves his finger. “Well, you can thank me properly soon enough. A few days are all you have left. I look forward to seeing true despair on that face of yours once these Earthlings lose. You will show your appreciation. You will BEG for more of my mercy.” He seems to look off to the side. “Little princess, you’re still watching, aren’t you? You’re just going to leave her here, helpless and useless to you... you should really take better care of your toys.”The Artificial Human falls to her knees, slamming her fist into the ground. “Stop. It.”You take a step forward. “Don’t get ahead of yourself, Ozotto. As strong as you’ve gotten, we’ve got more than a few surprises in store for you.”“I look forward to seeing them, too.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #68... 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. Very sorry for cutting it short, stomach’s not doing too great again. We’ll continue Sunday starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. Did y’all have fun?
>>1787666Wow. Fun times, Kato, but damn, that's a bit more sadistic than I was expecting.Poor 19...
>>1787666Well, now 19 and Maple have a common enemy.Now we can ask what she intends to do, now that she has her answer. Ozotto holds no love for Towa or her toys. We tried to team up with Oz against Towa but I guess we're doing the opposite. The Devil you know is better then the one you don't...
>>1787685Glad you had fun, anon.>>1788196Indeed.Anyway, we're back!>>178766619 tries to rise to her feet, walking away slowly. Chiaotzu backs away from Ozotto, you staring him down for a moment before following her. 19 looks down at her hands again. “It... does not compute. My programming is supposed to be flawless.”“19, what are you going to do now?” Chiaotzu asks.She just keeps walking, refusing to answer. “Perhaps this glitch is why there has been no attempt to recover me. Dr. Gero would not an Artificial Human showing such imperfections. Yes. That must be the case.”Chiaotzu crosses his arms and moves in front of her. “Look, I can’t claim to understand exactly what you’re going through... but you’re lost. I know that look. You don’t have to if you don’t want to... but wouldn’t it be in your best interests if you stick with the people opposed to Ozotto?”She stares him down coldly, refusing to answer. You put your hand on her shoulder. “He’s right. You know Ozotto’s not going to help you.”“I am not your ally.”“But you’ve got no real point in being our enemy.” Chiaotzu gives in rebuttal. “You’re better off sticking with the people who stand against Ozotto than on your own, navel gazing.”You raise an eyebrow. “...Do you even have a navel to gaze at?”“My exterior is modeled on the human form, with similar anatomical features.” she responds coldly....That raises some questions. But not exactly ones you want answers to. “Riiiiight.”>A. Well, where do you want to go?>B. Chiaotzu’s right. We won’t force you into this, but you know your chances are better off with us than on your own>C. Let’s just let her be, Chiaotzu, she can make her own decisions>D. Something else?
>>1794075Perfect programming? Gero's fire walls suuuuuck, and it seems Ghost Dad didn't improve upon it either. Despite...being a giant computer.>A. Well, where do you want to go?>C. We can't keep trying to make our enemies our friends. Despite that being the best way to defeat them. She has to want this. >D. Telepathically show him the image of Hatchiyak. >"You wanna fight that? It killed us in an alternate timeline. One where we probably beat you. Does that interest you at all?"
>>1794104>show Ozotto*Mostly wanna see his reaction to our...'brother'.
>>1794104Backing everything but D. Ozotto can shapeshift, we saw him do it when we first met him. We shouldn't give him ideas.
>>1794311Eh. True. Nix the D. then.
>>1794075“Gotta wonder if this supposed flaw is representative of something a bit more on the side of things Gero’s gotten wrong. I mean... firewalls weren’t exactly impenetrable.” you comment to her.“There should be a reason for that.” 19 deflects, trying to move past Chiaotzu.“Where exactly are you trying to go?” you question her.“...I need to reconsider some things.” she responds, Chiaotzu still standing in front of her.“Then could you at least promise to humor us on this?” Chiaotzu asks of her. “Just... give it some thought, okay? We don’t need to be enemies, even for a short time.”“17 and 18 would spit in your face for suggesting such a thing.” she blurts out. “I will... give myself some time to process this information.”You sigh. “Okay, 19. This is on you. Consider your options, and just know that we’ll still be around and willing to listen to your decision. Let’s leave her be, Chiaotzu.”He wants to protest, but 19 looks back at you and nods, walking off. Chiaotzu for a moment considers chasing after her... but figures that you’re right on this. “Okay. Take care, 19.”“Now that that’s settled, we-”You sense someone approaching the planet. Familiar Ki sources... wait, aha! Tarble! Seems he might be headed towards Mifan! And... huh, there’s something else coming...>A. Go greet him!>B. Sense harder on the other Ki signature>C. You can let them be, might be a good idea to head home now>D. Something else?
>>1794434>A. Go greet him!>B. Sense harder on the other Ki signatureSamma Ditthi
>>1794434“Well well, looks like the other Prince has come to join the fun... hrmn, but you can sense that too, can’t you, Chiaotzu?”He tilts his head. “It... feels a little familiar.”“Let’s go greet these visitors!” you exclaim, tapping two fingers on your forehead. You teleport to Mifan, appearing next to Tien at his Crane School.“Maple? Ah, Chiaotzu. I... guess 19 is running around now.”“She... had a talk with Ozotto. Going to have to leave her be for a while, but hopefully I’ve been able to talk some sort of sense into her.” the pale young man replies.“More to the point, we’ve got visitors coming.” you add, breathing out “Samma Ditthi” as you focus on the other approaching Ki signature. It... it’s definitely familiar, and doesn’t appear hostile... wait a second... that’s Kuriza! “...So Cui came through for us after all.”“Pardon?”“A while back Cui was here in Mifan, enjoying the local cuisine. I met with him and asked him if he could help us out somehow, maybe let Kuriza know what’s going on. Seems they’ll be here too.”“...You sure that’s a good idea? I mean, he doesn’t seem like he’strong enough to defeat Ozotto on his own. Nor anyone with him.” Chiaotzu questions.“It’s not about Ozotto.” Tien comments. “You want them to know about what might happen to the Earth, don’t you?”Tarble’s Pod touches down some distance away, outside the city, as Kuriza’s ship makes its approach.>A. Yeah. He should at least know what’s going on...>B. Gonna meet with them now>C. By the way, how’s Baozi doing?>D. Say, Tien, got a question for you...>E. Something else?
>>1794785>>A & B.
>>1794785>A. Yeah. He should at least know what’s going on...>B. Gonna meet with them nowMaybe he'll want to learn the Raioken so he can be even faster. I would like to race him again.>C. By the way, how’s Baozi doing?>Restrain self from insisting Izumi meet him>Maple no...now is not the time...yet...>D. Say, Tien, got a question for you...Willing to divulge your plan for Ozotto? Maybe I can help?Also, while I'm here. How does multiform work? I find myself stretched a little thin these days and multi-Maple sounds like a good idea. If not for fighting, then for training and other tasks since it does split your power up.
>>1794785>>A. Yeah. He should at least know what’s going on...>>B. Gonna meet with them now
>>1794785You nod. “Yeah... he should at least know what’s going on. I don’t expect him to fight or anything, but we have an agreement.”“I see.”You consider asking him about Baozi... but you worry your bad habits might show through. You try for SOME self-restraint today. Work on that. “In any case, I’m gonna head out there now. If you have any things you need to chat about, I’m all ears.” ‘Like your plan.’ you communicate telepathically.‘If needed.’You teleport away to Tarble, finding him and his wife exiting their pods... oh, and there’s Vegeta coming over. You wave to Tarble. “Long time no see! What brings you to Earth?”“Family business, mostly.” Tarble sighs out. “I’ve... heard some things from Nappa on what’s been going on. On how my brother met the Legendary Super Saiyan. And how there’s a bit threat to your world and you only have a few days to stop it.”“We would like to offer to help in any we can.” Tarble’s tiny, alien wife says with a bow.Vegeta hovers in the air nearby, looking down at his brother. But before he can make any comment, Kuriza’s ship flies overhead. Tarble panics. “Oh no, he’s here too?!”>A. Relax, relax, he’s here for... well, hopefully peaceful purposes>B. I... take it there haven’t been much in the way of negotiations between you and him, huh?>C. You recall what happened in Gohan’s future, about the last of Earth’s population ending up on Tarble’s planet. Is that what he’s suggesting?>D. Something else?
>>1794996>A. Relax, relax, he’s here for... well, hopefully peaceful purposes>B. I... take it there haven’t been much in the way of negotiations between you and him, huh?>C. You recall what happened in Gohan’s future, about the last of Earth’s population ending up on Tarble’s planet. Is that what he’s suggesting?>D. Something else?Hey Tarble, get ssj yet?
>>1794996>>A. Relax, relax, he’s here for... well, hopefully peaceful purposes>>B. I... take it there haven’t been much in the way of negotiations between you and him, huh?
>>1794996>A & B.So, you join the Super Saiyan club yet?
>>1794996“Relax, relax, he’s here for... well, hopefully peaceful purposes. I think.” you tell him, raising your hands. “Er... I take it negotiations between your planet and the PTO have been a little dicey, huh?”“One way to put it...” Tarble sighs out. “An improvement from ‘active invasions’ at least.”Vegeta touches down. “So you’ve managed to keep your world under your control. Maybe there’s a spine in your back after all.”Tarble clenches his fists, but refuses to respond to his brother’s hostility. He does, however, take note of Vegeta’s blonde hair, looking back to you. “In any case... I would like to help. My world is quite large, enough to accommodate some of your planet’s people should things get out of control.”You recognize this. Gohan’s future... “That sounds reasonable. Er, gonna have to make sure everyone else knows about this.” You notice Tarble again look at his brother’s hair. “...So, you join the Super Saiyan club yet?”“Sadly, no...”“Nappa and Raditz could accomplish such a thing. Given time, I know my son will follow in my footsteps.” Vegeta talks down to him. “What’s your excuse, Tarble?”“I’ve been trying when I can! I just... don’t really have as much time on my hands.”>A. There are plenty of people here that could help you with that>B. Er... given that Earth is kinda neutral ground, maybe you could meet with Kuriza? Talk over your differences and keep the peace?>C. What about your niece?>D. Something else?
>>1795155>A. There are plenty of people here that could help you with that>B. Er... given that Earth is kinda neutral ground, maybe you could meet with Kuriza? Talk over your differences and keep the peace?>C. What about your niece?>D. Something else?What is Tech-Tech like anyway? With a name like that, they must have technology as good as the tuffles.
Rolled 2, 3, 1, 4, 6 = 16 (5d20)>>1795155“You know, there are some people here that’d be more than willing to help you learn how to-”“He needs to do it on his own, Tuffle.” Vegeta grumbles at you. “Or else he won’t be keeping his planet for long.”Tarble glares at him, but doesn’t make much protest. He seems to... kind of agree with him. You sigh softly. “At the very least, we have people you can train with while you’re visiting...”“I’ll think about that offer.” he says, moving forward.“So... since you ARE here, and Kuriza’s here... well, Earth is kinda neutral territory. Maybe... I dunno, take the chance to talk things over? Meet with him, keep the peace, since there are some pretty big threats to your world and his worlds?” you suggest. “You know, just... give it a thought.”“...I might do that. I do wish to meet with your wife, br-”“She’s not my wife.” Vegeta barks out.“...Your mate, then.” Tarble places his hand on the side of his head, a little exasperated. “Do you have to be so difficult?”“Oh, I’m sorry, who got sent away because he was deemed a weakling? Who has shown little improvement in the many years he’s been alive? Who killed Freeza, again? Was it YOU, little brother?”You butt in before he makes an even bigger scene. “Wait, what about your niece? She’s here too.”Tarble seems confused for a moment, but seems to recall it. “Nappa did mention something about that. Er, I guess. If I can find her.”His wife hurries along beside him, Tarble picking her up and starting to fly. You take flight too, following them, Vegeta trailing behind. “So... if you don’t mind telling me, what’s your planet like? I mean, from its name I’d assume it’s a little advanced, especially compared to here.”“Well, you could say that.” the little alien replies to you. “But this planet has a lot of its natural beauty left. Our world is quite a bit more industrialized, and depleted some of its natural resources quite some time ago. We are mostly self-sufficient though, but interplanetary trade is still a big part of our world’s economy.” She looks down, smiling at the Earth below her. “Still... I must say that your world is rather rich. Given all I’ve heard happen to it, it’s a small miracle that it hasn’t been spoiled.”“Oh, believe me, plenty have tried to spoil it. But every time, my group’s banded together and protected it with our lives.” You look on ahead. “Even after Ozotto, more will come here. But we'll be ready for 'em.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST Z #68 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. Apologies for the interruptions due to illness, and thanks for sticking with this thread for so long. I’ll be around for a while for questions and such. Did y’all have fun?
>>1795436I had fun, Kato. Thanks for running.Peppa and Gohan next time?
>>1795436Great thread Kato, always fun.
Crazy idea.But...is Towa's lab on the Earth's moon?She has near constant surveillance of us, she's always in on our plans...and we only briefly saw the interior of her lab...
>>1795442>>1795727Very glad to hear, thanks for playing!Planning on it. Just so everyone is aware, we will start Ozotto's Tournament at thread 70 at the latest. So next thread will be the last bit of preparation.>>1796568Has she made her monster grow yet?
>>1796905This preptime feels like its been dragging on, like the Android/Cell Sagas did. May just be my perception, but it feels like its taken forever. There was something specific you wanted us players to do before it happened wasn't there?
>>1796905Yes.Grow in power, not in size.
>>1796968I'll take the blame for that. Things could have been wrapped up quite a bit quicker, but work piling up, a couple summer colds, and planning wasn't as concrete as it should have been all kinda dragged this out. Speaking honestly this probably could have been a couple threads shorter. But at the very least, most of what I've intended for y'all to go through has happened.>>1796999A fair point.
>>1797363All good Kato. You write downtime the best I've read, makes them all feel more real.