Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tuffle%20Quest>You are Son Peppa, the Tuffle-Saiyan hybrid daughter of two of Earth's Champions, Maple and Goku>"Canon" has taken a radical shift from the series' norm, you’re just one part of it, and things could go even further off the rails from here>Mechanics and character details in the pastebins here: Peppa: https://pastebin.com/WeQDJF33Gohan: https://pastebin.com/zYUx9EPnIzumi: https://pastebin.com/NJZJGA3D>Let's all try to have some fun, ok?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj5PGIqnaFsLast time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Kai! Peppa went on a shopping trip with Lime and Cocoa, only for it to get interrupted by a hunt for Hirudegarn! Gohan meanwhile helped Tien and Yurin interrogate Hoi, heading back to Capsule Corp. to help Tapion, only to briefly be controlled by one of the Ninja Talismans and attack his friends! Once free, Gohan, Izumi, Peppa, and Pantea help Tapion seal away the top half of Hirudegarn again. Once Bisa is found, Maple realizes that Hoi wasn’t attempting to control her, but instead, Towa! Izumi then accompanies Tapion with Gohan to Melchior’s to get the warrior’s sword back, and then manages to get in contact with Princess Misa and Beelzebub, with the demon prince declaring he may have a plan to stop Hirudegarn for good. Will the Phantom Majin finally be stopped once and for all? Good luck, Peppa! Good luck, Gohan! Good luck, Izumi!
>>3286044“Okay, looks like all the paperwork is in order.” Bulma states as she hands you and mom one final sheet. “This will be the last bit you need to sign. Now... Peppa, are you absolutely sure about this?”“How many times am I going to have to say yes before people believe me?” you ask aloud with faked annoyance. “I’m certain. I’m putting a majority of this into charity.”Bulma giggles. “This will be the final time from me, at least. Go ahead, Peppa.”“Finally.” You sign your name, then let mom sign below as well. “Hey, how is Tapion holding up?”“So far so good. We’ve been extra cautious with security since the incident, and most of Capsule Corp. has been repaired, so he’s been able to rest easily. I think having Beelzebub to chat with has helped his nerves too. Pantea and Yamcha like having him around too.” Bulma takes a sip from her coffee, looking down at it with a melancholic smile. “...Yet I don’t think he’ll ever really be able to put all of this past him until we finally do stop Hirudegarn for good.”“We’ve got plenty of people keeping watch on this. We will stop it.” Maple assures as she finishes signing.“Let’s hope sooner rather than later.” The purple-haired woman takes the final sheet of paper. “So... Peppa, there is one final thing I’d like to ask. Would you like to give this charity a name?”>A. Yes, actually. Call it... (write in)>B. Doesn’t really matter to me, so long as it’s not something too dumb>C. How goes the Hirudegarn hunt, anyway?>D. Didn’t hear anything about the Gravity Chamber getting fixed, there a timescale on that?>E. Something else?
>>3286047>A. Yes, actually. Call it...Coco Foundation. Or whatever her village's name was.>C. How goes the Hirudegarn hunt, anyway?Good luck today Kato.
>>3286047>>3286081I'll support this. >D.>E. Does the Lookout still need fixing up too?
>>3286047>A. Yes, actually. Call it... (write in)Name it after the village we stopped the sacrifices at. That was a big motivation for this after all.>C. How goes the Hirudegarn hunt, anyway?
>>3286047>>3286081Natade? Yeah, that'd be a good one. Natade Foundation.
>>3286093Agh, forgot to add >Maybe we can add a gravity chamber in the lookout too
>>3286047>>3286099>>3286103Sounds good, but it occurs to me that we've never asked these people how they feel. We should at least do that first before throwing money at problems that may not even be there.
>>3286112Right, we don't want to become another Majola who thinks they know whats best for other people. We did give them a way to contact us right?
>>3286047The problem with that village was that they couldn't get help from other people, so instead of a charity, why not set up an institution that promotes Minutemen/Guerilla? Minute Gorillas.
>>3286121Pantea did, remember?
>>3286122We could make the Earth Defense Force a thing by paying offworld help like Yardrats to help transfer people and things to where they're most needed. Or, a transit system that can reach out to non-Urban places.
>>3286139Or instead of defensive military measures, it could even be medical as well if we can get a good transit system going.
>>3286122>>3286139We got a discord for silly ideas. https://discord.gg/z8CcgTN
>>3286144No, no, this is discussion about what to do here to influence how we play.
>>3286122The charity I assume will go to improving infrastructure, roads, and generally get the villages connected to the wider world.
>>3286179Instead of a charity, wouldn't it be better to just commission a roadwork company?
>>3286184The charity would commission things. It also allows others to donate instead of it all coming out of Peppa's pocket even if she'll the biggest contributor.She can have a more active roll like you want, but a charity gets more people involved and spreads awareness.
>>3286188We gonna leave it up to Capsule Corp to do the ad campaigns and media awareness as well? How much will get skimmed off the top for Capsule Corp? Not saying I don't trust Capsule Corp, it's that I trust them to act like a Corporation.
Okay, what should the Charity do?https://www.strawpoll.me/17482604
>>3286047Thinking for a moment, you smile as you come up with the perfect name for it. “Well... what inspired me to do this was the fact that there was a small village we found while we were searching for one of the Dragon Balls. A village we helped out in the end, but one that ended up in a very unfortunate situation. We saved a girl named Coco from being sacrificed to a rogue dinosaur... and Pantea helped them get some better contact with the outside world. So, if they’re okay with it, I’d like to name this after their village. If they’ll allow it, call it... the Natade Foundation.”Your mother smiles sweetly and proudly at you, placing her hand on your shoulder. Bulma smiles as well. “That’s perfect. I’ll see if I can contact them ASAP.”“Thanks Bulma.” Your tail sways behind you happily as you grin wide. “Ah, sorry to switch gears, but how goes the Hirudegarn hunt, anyway?”Both women sigh loudly. Mom speaks first. “Baba’s been keeping a sharp eye out. Trip has been doing what she can to help with our search. Even brobro and I have been doing what we can to search. Every time we’ve gotten a lead, we’re just a step too slow.” Crossing her arms and closing her eyes, she adds, “But I can tell that this won’t last. Whoever has the lower half of Hirudegarn with them, they’re planning something, and planning it soon. Especially since the last couple times we were able to see a glimpse of what they’re up to, we got the sense that Towa was on their trail as well.”“That’s... worrying.” you mumble out.Bulma smirks. “But I’ve been cooking something up for this occasion, with Tapion’s help. Salvaged that tape that tried to call it out. We’ll use the trick they pulled on us instead.”>A. If that’s the case, wouldn’t it be easier to use it at the ninja fortress or the forest near it to draw it out?>B. Yurin been any more cooperative?>C. Cool! I’m gonna head off then, thanks for this, Bulma!>D. Something else?
>>3286254>B. Yurin been any more cooperative?>C. Cool! I’m gonna head off then, thanks for this, Bulma!
>>3286139>>3286143>>3286179"And with flying vehicles it should be simple to deliver things. Or we get a certain delivery woman and her company to set up a new store there."
>>3286254>D. Why don't we just fight a whole Hirudegarn? Could lure out the bottom with that mindset a lot easier.
>>3286254>A & B.Hoi could be used as bait instead of Tapion.>C.
>>3286254Well, whoever has the lower half whether it be some unknown player or Towa we still have Hoi and they no doubt want him for his knowledge. If he won't spill the beans maybe he can be used as bait? If he gets close to the other half, maybe he thinks he'll be able to control it and use it against us but we quickly zip him out once we see the phantom majin.>B. Yurin been any more cooperative?>C. Cool! I’m gonna head off then, thanks for this, Bulma!>D. Something else?Ki sense the area out. Don't want any surprises on the way out.>>3286269We can get Lime to set up shop with Suno too!
>>3286292>We can get Lime to set up shop with Suno too!For what purpose?
>>3286296Then again, a gas station/refueling station could be a good place to set up shop as well as introduce infrastructure.
>>3286254You rub your chin. “Has... Yurin been any more cooperative with all this? Because even if we don’t see eye to eye, she could probably agree to some things on tracking down Hirudegarn. Hey, could even use Hoi as bait instead of, you know, putting Tapion in danger again.”Mom sighs. “None of this is easy. I... finally had a good talk with her, face to face, and while there are some things we’ve agreed towards to keep things peaceful... we’ve got some very, very different philosophies. Hoi may be able to serve as better bait for Towa... but a lot of this still doesn’t sit well with me. And I like that Gohan’s giving her the benefit of a doubt with all this, but... I’d be lying if I said that it doesn’t worry me just a little. Even if she isn’t doing it intentionally, she could be...” She shakes her head. “No, no. Nevermind.”“Hey, I know how you feel, Maple.” Bulma comments. “No shame in worrying over that kind of thing. Heh, I myself waaasn’t always the... let’s say ‘model student’, you know.”“I do remember playing marriage counselor to you and Yamcha a couple times.” mom remarks, sticking her tongue out.“We weren’t married back then. Doesn’t count.” Bulma does the same. Both of them laugh, easing the tension a bit. “Peppa does have a point though. Even if Mr. tall, stoic, and heroic is okay with putting himself in harm’s way, best not to put him in more danger than he needs to be. And besides, I remember you telling me about your... argument with her. You were noooothing compared to what Launch had to say to her. Both halves.”You stand up and stretch a little. “Well, that’s cool then. I’m gonna head off now. Thanks again, Bulma!” Sensing around, you notice Gohan is with Pantea and Tapion, Yamcha seems to be with a few people and mom’s camels. Also you think there’s that Baragon guy there too.“No problem, Peppa. Have fun.”“Where are you off to?” mom asks.>A. I’m gonna see what Gohan and Pantea are up to>B. Gonna head down to auntie Baba’s, actually. Wanted to check on a few things with her>C. Was gonna spend some time with Cocoa, she’s got another bit of practice for her play, would be nice to be there for her>D. Thinking on hanging out with Videl a bit today>E. Lime mentioned wanting to talk the other day, so gonna head over there>F. Aaaactually mom, you got a minute? Something I’d like to talk about...>G. Something else?
>>3286454>E. Lime mentioned wanting to talk the other day, so gonna head over there
>>3286454I'll support Lime time, but can we check what Baragon's doing first? Not very often a kaiju just hangs out.If he's not doing anything, maybe he'll wanna hang out?
>>3286454>>3286465Peppa and Baragon can bond over burrowing and tunneling.
>>3286477I mean look at this face! Adorable.
>>3286477Hmm, that could be a thing, a subterranean highway system that would be protected somewhat from invasion and be a quicker route than flying around the Earth.
>>3286533I wouldn't be opposed to this actually. Underground transit systems do exist, unsure if it'd work for the Dragon World though.
>>3286454“Actually, Lime mentioned wanting to talk the other day, so gonna be heading over there in a bit.” you reply, stretching your tail a bit.“Ah, okay. Have fun, Peppa.” mom tells you with a sweet smile.“Thanks mom. Oh, but first, wanna check on something...” You head out of the room, walking down the hallway, spotting Gohan, Pantea, and Tapion all seated together (with Tapion apparently wearing one of Yamcha’s outfits) as Gohan plays a game. You give them a brief wave, Gohan and Pantea waving back, then continue down. Finally you see Yamcha talking with some construction crews. Ahhh, that’s what that was. You spot mom’s camels in hard hats and safety vests hauling materials around, and in the background, there’s Baragon doing the same, with a far larger hard hat and vest on. Heh.Okay, was curious about that. Anyway, you’re off! You teleport away, appearing over at Lime’s grandfather’s store. You see her placing some merchandise on shelves, her grandfather giving you a polite smile and nod, as she turns around and grins. “Perfect timing! ...How’d you do that?”“Lucky guess, heehee.” you giggle. “Anyway, you mentioned you wanted to talk about something?”Lime grins wide. She looks over to her grandfather. “That’s the last of them, right?”He nods. “And I believe what you requested has arrived. Should be in the back.”“...Requested?” you repeat. Lime bolts away. She then returns with a couple boxes. “...Uh-”“SO! Two things. You mentioned how clothes for people with tails don’t fit you that well, yes?”Raising an eyebrow, you respond, “Y-yeah? ...Wait. Lime did-”“TA-DA!” She opens one up and shows off some shorts to you. Look rather nice, but... wait. “Got these custom ordered. Adjustable tail slot!” She shows off the back of them, with an odd slit on the back. “Got them in your size, too.”“Aww... that’s sweet of you.” You take them and look them over. Huh, not a zipper, but it’s more... velcro-like, but doesn’t seem like it’ll get caught on your tail fur. “What’s the second?”Lime places her hands together. “I... would like to learn how to fly.”>A. Hah! Deal!>B. From me? Er, if you don’t mind my asking, why?>C. How’d you get something like this, anyway?>D. Something else?
>>3286654>A. Hah! Deal!Professor Peppa is on the case>C. How’d you get something like this, anyway?
>>3286654>A. Hah! Deal!>C. How’d you get something like this, anyway?>D. The Crane school claims to have invented the flying technique but my mom and uncle have been doing it since they arrived on Earth.
>>3286654Activate smug Peppa>>3286665Can't wait to blow it
>>3286654You give her a thumb’s up. “Hah! Deal! Though I have to ask, how’d you get something like this anyway?”Lime winks. “Trade secret~”“Come oooon, you can tell me.”She places her hands behind her back. “Weeeell, a bit of it comes from some specialty stores. They’re making use of some PTO materials that have gotten more commercially available on Earth. That’s why it’s got something better than a zipper for the backside.”“Heh, mom’s gonna love seeing this. No more making clothes with holes in them for me and Gohan. You’re a lifesaver, Lime!”Standing proudly, she declares, “And don’t you forget it. Now... flying lessons?”“Sure thing.”“Okay, back in a bit, gramps!” she waves to her grandfather and heads out with you, both of you going to the more forested area near the village.“So, your grandfather’s taught you a bit on Ki control, right?” you ask, Lime nodding. “So, we’ll be applying some of those principles to this. The Crane School figured out the skill on their own, more or less, but mom and uncle Acer learned it from their first teacher independently, and have been flying around ever since they arrived here. Heh, I think mom was even the first to show dad how to fly.”“Neat. So how’s it work exactly?”Spreading your arms and legs out a bit, you calmly take a breath in. “First, you focus energy around your waist, then slowly at first, you start to push that energy downward.” Your feet leave the ground. “Keep that up, and you’ll be flying in no time.” Taking off a bit, you circle around in the air, then touch back down.“So is it like... a helicopter, or an airplane, or more of a rocket?” Lime asks, trying to focus her Ki.“Mmm... kina like a rocket, I guess? You’re pushing out more of your energy than anything. Kinda helps to be able to know how to jump really well, too.”She takes a few minutes trying to fly. Hmm... her Ki control is decent, but it is a little hard for her. But you think she’s starting to get it.>A. Why’d you wanna learn, anyway?>B. Be careful to not push yourself too hard, you’ll end up crashing into something>C. Just watch and let her do this. She’s got it>D. Something else?
>>3286787>D. Helicopter's possible tho. Some Makyans even bicycle.>Can you whip your pigtails around pretty fast?
>>3286787>A & B.
>>3286787>CTRUST THE LIME
>>3286787>C. Just watch and let her do this. She’s got it>A. Why’d you wanna learn, anyway?Though only ask this when she's not in the middle of concentrating. Maybe during a break.
>>3286787>C. Just watch and let her do this. She’s got it>D. Something else?Focus our ki sense on Lime. See if we can tell where she's directing the energy so we can better explain it.
Rolled 6, 12, 14 = 32 (3d20)Hmm...
>>3286787Calmly you watch her as she focuses her Ki, keeping careful watch of where exactly she’s focusing. Still takes her a minute... but soon her feet lift off the ground. She hovers up about a meter, then opens her eyes. “...A-am I doing it?”“I can assure you I didn’t get any shorter.” you reply with a giggle.https://youtu.be/RpRvk8x60Xw“I’m doing it! Yyyyyes!~” She declares as she pumps her fist into the air. She almost loses balance as she does, but quickly reorients herself. “Aheh. How... uh... how do I get down?”“Just slowly decrease the output.” you reply.Lime does as you tell her and lands safely. “Whew. That was... awesome!”“Well, glad you didn’t crash into something.” Your tail sways behind you happily. “Say... not to pry too much, but why’d you wanna learn in the first place?”“Wweeeeeell...” Lime kicks a little rock with her new boot. “I’ve kinda been thinking about it for a while. You know, just remembered you showing up back when we first met...”“You almost fell into a river trying to get an apple.” you respond in a bit of a teasing tone.Rolling her eyes, Lime grumbles, “Coulda’ still got it myself.”You laugh. “Haha, sure, sure. With a bonked head, maybe.”“Whaaatever.” Lime crosses her arms and laughs too. “Point is... figured I should learn it some time. And hey, why not learn from the Champion herself?”“You did well for your first time. Still though, not gonna get a Nimbus like aunt Suno uses?” you ask her in a kinder tone. “She’s able to do a whole delivery service with it, you know.”“Sure, but this just seems like it’s a better way of doing things. Don’t have to rely on a cloud or nothin’ to carry stuff around. Plus I’m plenty strong on my own, thanks to grandpa.” She walks around for a bit, then tries to focus again. She hovers for a moment, then touches down once more. “Man, how do you handle all those crazy maneuvers when you fly?”“Loooot of practice. And you are kinda dodging the question. Come on, you can tell me.”Lime pokes her fingers together. “Well... was also thinking it’d come in handy this summer, when I try exploring some ruins. Wanna find some cool things to maybe sell some day, you know.”“Aaaah. I get it now. Building up some skills for treasure hunting.”She grins innocently. “Well... it is ONE reason for it. So... thanks.”>A. Are you going to any places in particular? Maybe one of us could go with, you know>B. You sure that’s the only reason?>C. Just here on Earth, though? Might be a few places out in space that’d be fun to explore>D. So, that all you wanted to do today? I can still help you learn flying, you know>E. Something else?
>>3286931>A & C.Then>D.
>>3286931>AFor fun, of course. I mean, who doesn't like secrets and adventures?
>>3286931>A. Are you going to any places in particular? Maybe one of us could go with, you know>D. So, that all you wanted to do today? I can still help you learn flying, you know
>>3286931>A. Are you going to any places in particular? Maybe one of us could go with, you knowThere's the Nemurian Ruins, the Kyodai Pyramids....Wheelo's base. >D. So, that all you wanted to do today? I can still help you learn flying, you know
>>3286931>A. Are you going to any places in particular? Maybe one of us could go with, you knowADVENTURE! https://youtu.be/C99Js9Oq1h8
>>3286931“Are you going to any places in particular? Maybe one of us could go with, you know. Make it an adventure!” You thrust your fist into the air. “...Or not.” you add with a shrug. “You know, sometimes good to have a little solo outing.”“Heh heh. Dork.” she sticks her tongue out at you. “Buuut yeah. I’ve got a few ideas. Those Nemurian ruins in particular have been catching my eye. Plus there’s a pyramid complex way off in Diablo Desert that a historical society has been looking into. If I can salvage a few neat little trinkets, might be worth the trip to go down and help.”“So not so much Lima Croft, as Indiana Lime, like Cocoa said.” you tease.“Eh, I’d need the hat.” she chuckles.“So... was this all you wanted to talk about today? Don’t get me wrong, glad I can help you learn how to fly, but I am curious, anything else?”Lime starts to walk closer into the forest, and you follow her. “...So. I have to admit. I am a little curious on when you... you know.”Sigh. So we’re back to this. “Found out I’m interested in another girl?”“I-if it’s too much I’ll not pry, really! Just... you know. I wanna know how you’re holding up. Everything... going okay?”As the two of you walk, you sense something off in the distance. Hmm... doesn’t quite feel like a human. Not very strong Ki source, but has an odd energy to it. Seems... familiar? Huh. Wonder what that is.>A. Ignore it. Not bothering anyone, and might help talking with Lime a bit about this>B. Hold that thought. You can sense that, right, Lime?>C. Chat, but head towards the Ki signature. See if it behaves suspiciously>D. Something else?
>>3287046>C. Chat, but head towards the Ki signature. See if it behaves suspiciously.Act like we didn't sense it. >D. Something else?"Hey Lime, you wanna learn how to hide your ki like a ninja? If Cocoa can pick it up, I'm sure you can in no time."
>>3287046>D. Whisper, "Kamehameha," fire out the faintest energy beam curving up into the air and down at this thing, barely visible, but instead of aiming to destroy, tweak it with wind magic to pull it towards you.
>>3287046>C. Chat, but head towards the Ki signature. See if it behaves suspiciously
>>3287066>to pull them towards you.*
>>3287046>C.Tell her a bit about the talk with Keli. Also thank her for that help studying, got that 100 on that quiz.
>>3287046>>3287059>D. Something else?>"Hey Lime, you wanna learn how to hide your ki like a ninja? If Cocoa can pick it up, I'm sure you can in no time."supporting.>"Afterimages can sometimes be unreliable when your opponent focuses on your ki, so this could really help you not get hit and find an opening."
>>3287093And our dad's advice weirdly enough.
>>3287100Yeah, that too.
Rolled 2, 16, 2 = 20 (3d20)All righty. Roll me 2d20, best of three. DC is 13 for both.
Rolled 9, 18 = 27 (2d20)>>3287113
Rolled 20, 8 = 28 (2d20)>>3287113
Rolled 20, 11 = 31 (2d20)>>3287113
Rolled 20, 18, 15 = 53 (3d20)>>3287114>>3287118>>3287120Perfect! Writing...
>>3287114>>3287118>>3287120Calm down, Peppa.>>3287124Fuggg
>>3287046Telepathically, you ask Lime, ‘You sense that too, right? Gonna be heading that way. Think you can manage to hide your Ki like Cocoa did? We walk and talk, but don’t get its attention.’Lime nods, slowly lowering her Ki alongside yours as the two of you walk closer, giving the impression that you’re both moving away, you helping her learn how to hide her Ki. “I don’t wanna pry too much, really, but-”“No, no, it’s fine. I... kinda started to realize it before the Tournament. I mean, I’d never really thought too much on romance and stuff before, but... something just kinda started to click into place for me after I talked with Keli.”“That Crane School lady?” she asks quietly.You nod. “After hearing her little story, on how she came to realize it... it just started to make more sense for me. I... had feelings for another girl. Feelings stronger than friendship. And... she hasn’t told me if she feels the same way yet. She doesn’t really know. And I’m not going to push any harder on that.”“So... that Keli lady, she’s been helping you with this, yeah?” Lime asks. You nod, giving her a bit more on what the two of you have talked about. Lime gives you a curious smile. “...I think I kinda know why she’s so ready to help you with this.”“Huh?”Lowering her voice more as you approach the Ki signature... which thankfully seems to not notice your approach, she tells you, “She’s been in a situation like yours... but without nearly as much support. Sure things worked out for her in the end... but think about it. When she was young, she didn’t really have someone to turn to. Someone to count on, that’s been through what she was feeling. Sure you’ve got more... accepting parents...”“Heh, dad literally just shrugged when I told him about this.” you reply softly.“But still. She wants to look out for you. And I think that’s kinda sweet.” Lime slows her pace as the two of you finally get close enough to see a small black figure moving in the distance.“Speaking of, thanks for helping me study. Got a perfect score on my quiz.” She seems to appreciate that. You look closer... whatever it is, it does feel oddly familiar. Almost like... Korin? But... where Korin is kinda more calm and friendly, this feels... suspicious.(cont.)
>>3287228https://youtu.be/1q5RpBl3SY0“Rrrgghh. Stupids. Trying to set this for big’ ol Hirudegarn.” you can hear it complain faintly....Wait what?WAIT WHAT?“Nyargh. Should be home cultivating Dark Senzu! Finally got Aquma for them... bah! Stupids!” The creature seems to be some... scrawny black cat with a staff with a skull on it, and a purple vest. You and Lime look at each other. You both then nod. “Feh! Feh! Only one forest left... it then this thing will be over, nyargh.”You form as weak of an energy blast as you can, and then mix it with Wind Magic to draw the thing in closer. You fire it forth, curving it and sending the cat man hurtling towards you, Lime catching it and holding it tight. “GOTCHA!”“LET GO! LET GO! HELP! HELP, KIDNAPPERS! CHURAI YOU SNEAK GET OUT HERE AND HELP! HEEEELP!”“Churai, huh?” you move in front of it, Lime holding it to her so it doesn’t run. Wow, it IS weak. Weaker than her... heck, you think Bulma could probably kick this thing’s butt. It freezes in terror as it sees you. “So. I guess that solves that mystery.”The black cat shrieks and hisses as it struggles in Lime’s arms.>A. Answers. Now. What are you doing?>B. Best to take this guy to mom. Hand ‘em over, Lime>C. Chuuuurai~! You’ll be in big trouble if you don’t get this guy hoooome~! Come on oooouuut~!>D. Something else?
>>3287228>“She’s been in a situation like yours... but without nearly as much support. Sure things worked out for her in the end... but think about it. When she was young, she didn’t really have someone to turn to. Someone to count on, that’s been through what she was feeling.”>D. "...How do you know this, 'Lime'?"
>>3287231>ChocolayFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF->C. Chuuuurai~! You’ll be in big trouble if you don’t get this guy hoooome~! Come on oooouuut~!Don't let Churai go. She can tank Maple's electricity barriers like nothing and teleport away faster then we can react. Knock her out if we have too.
>>3287231>B. Best to take this guy to mom. Hand ‘em over, LimeLet's get this cat and Lime to safety first before we tangle with Churai again
>>3287255We could plant something in her that takes her breath away... no matter where she teleports. A vacuuming orb of ki in her belly somewhere. Though, maybe Demons never needed oxygen with no light?
>>3287236...Is Lime, Churai?Fuck fuck fuck fuck
>>3287231>B.Get Lime out of harm's way first. Then,>A.Also let Lime's grandpa know.
>>3287231>>B. Best to take this guy to mom. Hand ‘em over, Lime
Rolled 17, 2, 15 = 34 (3d20)All righty, roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 13.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3287282
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3287282
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3287282
>>3287284>>3287285>>3287288Damn, Peppa. Perfect! Writing...
>>3287290Can't hide from us Churai! We're gonna get you!
>>3286931>“You almost fell into a river trying to get an apple.” you respond in a bit of a teasing tone."You slipped up. It was a peach."
>>3287314Or a better angle,>“Say, why you going all the way out here for an apple anyway?”>She frowns at you, taking another bite. “...It’s personal.”>“Why?”>“Because it is.” she grumbles out.>“Why?”>She refuses to answer and takes another bite. She’s catching on to your tricks. “What are you doing out here anyway?”We could bluff about how she told us later when in fact she didn't. OR, we could ask her about that conversation, and if she has an answer, we could ask why she would remember a conversation from years ago like they had photographic, or crystal ballic, evidence.
>>3287343>evidence.Memory?Or, Lime simply got fed some insights on a woman she never met or talked about before from Kato.
>>3287353Well, it's too soon to say that given what we've seen so far, and I wanna give Kato the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps that was a clue she left in. Which angle to explore though, Lime not recalling events right or recalling events too perfectly?
>>3287231“Lime, I’m getting him to mom. Hand him over, quick.” You hold out your hands, Lime tossing the cat at you as you grapple it. It tries to scratch and bite, shrieking still, but you’re able to keep it from doing any damage. And you catch it just well enough to keep it from being caught by the blue-skinned demon woman, who briefly jolts in your direction.Firing a Ki blast at her, you get her in the back, then place your hand on Lime and teleport away with her, getting her back to her grandfather, and teleporting away again, back to mom at Capsule Corp. “Peppa you- WHAT THE?!”“No time to explain! Churai’s after him!” You toss the cat, mom catching it with the Clothes Beam. Churia teleports in after you for a brief second, long enough for you to hear her gulp, and teleport away... but not too far away. She’s still nearby, in the city! You lock on to her Ki and then chase after her. “Chuuuurai~!”“NOPE!” she yells out and tries to escape, teleporting again. The two of you begin a cat and mouse game as she keeps trying to get closer to Capsule Corp again. You lose her in a park in the city, looking around. Hmm... got a plan. You teleport back to mom once more, who’s restrained the little cat man.“AAAAAAAAAAAAA! CHURAI YOU CONTEMPTUOUS CUR! GET ME OUT OF HERE THIS INSTANT! RLEASE ME FROM THIS COMFORTABLE-”“LOWER YOUR VOICE.” you yell at the screaming cat man, covering your ears. He... screams softly. “Grah. Look, I scared her off.”“NO YOU DIDN’T! SHE KNOWS SHE’S IN TROUBLE IF I’M NOT BACK THERE! NOW CHUUUUURRRAAAIIIII!”Mom bonks him on the head softly. He shuts up after that, whimpering. “That’s better. Now, Peppa, what is this?”“Someone who was going around trying to do... something for Hirudegarn.” You cross your arms and squint. “And given that I was chasing her around for a few minutes, seems like Churai, and by extension, Towa, are responsible for him.”“Are they now?” mom asks the swaddled cat.“Jeeze, what was all the yelling about?” Yamcha asks as he walks in, removing his hard hat.“Guys was that Puar? What’s going on in here?” Yamcha... asks as he... walks in, removing his hard hat?“I’m right here Yam...cha?” the little floating cat replies, looking back and forth at the two of them.>A. All right. Churai, you’ve got until the count of five>B. Grab the cat and get out of here before Churai makes her move!>C. Puar! How do you tell a shapeshifter apart from someone they’re trying to copy?>D. Try to uncover who the real Yamcha is, and then knock out the fake, quick!>E. Something else?
>>3287410>“AAAAAAAAAAAAA! CHURAI YOU CONTEMPTUOUS CUR! GET ME OUT OF HERE THIS INSTANT! RLEASE ME FROM THIS COMFORTABLE-”hahahhahaha!
>>3287410>E. Well, there's one way to decide this.
>>3287410>D. Try to uncover who the real Yamcha is, and then knock out the fake, quick!"Yamcha which anime character do you sound like the most!"
>>3287423Peppa doesn't watch anime so how would she know if it's right?
>>3287410Supporting >>3287423>>3287426Maple will.
>>3287431Moreover, why would Peppa ask that question? Maple would, but we're not playing as Maple.
>>3287410Mom, use Samma Vaca and Samma Ditthi
>>3287410This too >>3287435Both at the same time!
>>3287435>>3287439While you say that, Churai is teleporting away with her prize.This is the Yuffie recruitment.
>>3287410>E. Who cares which one of them is real? Just tackle and chokehold to subdue them. If you guess wrong, that's a Yamcha in hand, which is still saving someone from a demon that could blow this place to smithereens.
>>3287410Threaten to cut Pantea in half if they don't agree on- wait, wrong story.>COf course, if we'd been to magic kindergarten we might know this already. /kidding
Rolled 4, 7, 19 = 30 (3d20)Okay, roll me 1d20, best of three! DC is 15!
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3287463
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>3287463
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3287463
>>3287481oh thank god
>>3287467>>3287473>>3287481Right on the nose! Nice! Writing...
>>3287410“Mom!” you call out to her, then, recalling what Pantea’s told you before to distract... “Mr. Yamcha! What anime characters do you sound like the most?”“Well Amuro obviously.” the first Yamcha responds. True...“AND Mamoru.” the second adds, squinting at the first. But that’s what Pantea told you specifically!“SAMMA DITTHI!” Mom calls out. Distraction successful! “FIRST ONE!” she declares as she points at him. “SAMMA VACA!”Before she can teleport away, you lunge at her with full force, knocking the Churai-Yamcha through a wall and headbutting her hard enough that she returns to normal. Also OW WHY IS HER HEAD SO HARD? You rub your forehead, with Churai successfully dazed, as you get off her, letting mom place some restraints on her as well. She starts to come to, but Yamcha delivers a chop to her neck while she’s open, truly knocking her out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paLw9IcHzuwYou... hear mom start to laugh. “Eheh. Heh. Haha. Hahahaha! HA HA HA HA HA! YEEAAAAH! NOT GETTING AWAY THIS TIME ARE YOU?!” She does a little victory dance, pumping her fists into the air excitedly, laughing and cheering. “Yeeeeeaaaahhhh!~ Finally got her! Woohoo!” Mom bolts over to you, hugging you as tight as she can, then healing the wound on your forehead. Letting you go, she continues her little victory dance, finally causing Gohan and Pantea to see what the commotion is all about.You all set the unconscious Churai and the absolutely TERRIFIED black cat down in the atrium. Mom keeps up her victory dance, as you place your hands on your hips. “So. Gonna give us some answers now?”“I wanna go hooooome.” it whines at you, giving the most innocent look it can manage. Which... isn’t really saying much. But A for effort.>A. What were you doing for Hirudegarn?>B. What is Towa trying to do here, exactly?>C. Who in the world are you?>D. Something else?
>>3287562>AMaple's right, it's about time. Peppa's been on fire tonight.
>>3287562>D. Get Korin."Your in big trouble now mister. I'm telling Korin!"
>>3287562>You... hear mom start to laugh. “Eheh. Heh. Haha. Hahahaha! HA HA HA HA HA! YEEAAAAH! NOT GETTING AWAY THIS TIME ARE YOU?!”The real Churai was the Churais we nabbed along the Churai.
>>3287562>>A. What were you doing for Hirudegarn?>>B. What is Towa trying to do here, exactly?
>>3287562>A & B.Excited Maple is adorable.
>>3287562>D. Go play back-up dancer to your mom.
>>3287562>>3287606pic didn't go through
>>3287606After we get answers, supporting.
The BIG question: Will Gohan join in?
>>3287706Yes. Let's have Gohan join too!
>>3287562As mom keeps dancing behind you, you ask the cat man, “What were you doing for Hirudegarn?”“Mrrroooowww... last time I work for her. Dumb, dumb-” You lean over the cat, squinting at it. “...Ah. Ah. W-well... I’m what you’d call someone who specializes in the raising of the more... vile life forms. Evil ones. Ol’ grumpy princess contracted me to try and lure the great one out... ooohhhh, why’d I agree to this...”“Okay but... how?” Pantea asks him. “What exactly are you doing?”“Eh, just a bit of aquma, some applicators, aaaaand a nice little bit of freshly harvested soul from the depths of Hell. One of the nastiest ones, that still have some evil in there.” Everyone takes a step back when he says that. “What? You wanna lure out a Demon God you don’t use a bar of chocolate, dumb dumb! DUMB DUMB! Nyah!”“Okay, so is that what Towa’s trying to do? Capture Hirudegarn herself by luring it out in the open?” you ask next, noticing mom still dancing behind you. Heh. Mooom.“Princess paid me quite well for my work, yes yes. Mhh... only had one forest left, too. Now I won’t get the bonus...” He hangs his head. “I wanna go hooooome...”Mom keeps dancing and pumping her fists into the air. “Haha, you’re gonna need something better than that if you wanna head home, Mr... Mr... um...”“Chocolay. Ohhhh, this is not my day, so not my day...”“Chocolay! Weeell, sorry, but your ticket home’s been declines! Hahaha! Woo! Woohoo!” As mom reaches the unconscious Churai, you look over to your brother. The two of you shrug, and figure, if she’s gonna keep this up, might as well. If she’s gonna act like a dork, you’ve got your chance to. Both of you dance with her, following her as she does. Pantea giggles as she sees the two of you join her, Yamcha adding in a chuckle of his own.Tapion lets out a nervous laugh, but then looks back to the cat man. “If what you say is true, that means she may know more than we do on its location...”Mom stops dancing, snapping her fingers, you and Gohan doing the same. She then rubs her chin. “If Chocolay was setting traps in forests... what was the one you didn’t get to?”“Fukurou.” he meows out.“The ninja stronghold is there! We should head there and give Yurin a warning!” Gohan declares.>A. All right, let’s head there now! I’m fired up and ready to go!>B. Better idea, we have her gather her group to one of the forests we know he’s trapped, somewhere where it won’t make a lot of damage>C. Chocolay, only way back now is with Beelzebub’s permission. You think you can accept that?>D. Might be what Towa wants, though. Are we really ready to face this?>E. Something else?
>>3287777Ask more about...> aaaaand a nice little bit of freshly harvested soul from the depths of Hell. One of the nastiest ones, that still have some evil in there.”Those could be dangerous to leave around. Don't want any bad spirits around. >D. Might be what Towa wants, though. Are we really ready to face this?>E. We need to keep Churai under heavy lock and key. Maybe we can get Puar to copy her appearance and trick Towa that way?Gotta pass out for work, had fun Kato! Good luck anons.
>>3287810Glad to hear, Sword.
>>3287777somewhere where it won’t make a lot of damage>C. Chocolay, only way back now is with Beelzebub’s permission. You think you can accept that?>E. Find out where the other baited places are, we have our own plans to catch the monster.
>>3287777>B. Better idea, we have her gather her group to one of the forests we know he’s trapped, somewhere where it won’t make a lot of damage>D. Might be what Towa wants, though. Are we really ready to face this? Or a back up plan?
>>3287777Adorable.Supporting these>>3287826>>3287833Need a game plan.
https://twitter.com/Kimmanko1/status/1099038020626374657If a fused person got a tattoo, what would happen to it?
>>3287777You raise your hands. “Hoooold on Gohan. We can’t just jump into this, that might be what Towa wants. We’ve got a lead now. Let’s think this through. A better idea might be to have her group go to one of the forests he’s trapped, and have this work out on our terms. Making sure it’s away from a populated area, where it won’t cause a lot of damage.”He rubs the back of his neck. “Y-yeah, but still, we should let them know.”“Soon.” mom tells him. “But first, we need a plan.”“Like a list of all the forests that have been trapped.” you comment. “How about it? Wanna help us out with that?”“Ohhhh... do I have tooooo?”You squint at him. That’s how it’ll be, huh? “Chocolay, your only trip back home now is with Prince Beelzebub’s permission. Helping us clean up this mess will probably make him more receptive to such a thing. You able to accept that?” you ask the cat man. Well... cat man demon? Demon cat? Whatever he is.“Mmmmrrroowwh. Fiiiine...” He hangs his head in defeat.“That reminds me.” mom adds, getting out a little jar. “Yamcha, over here. Oh, and Tapion, watch closely.” The pointy-eared alien tilts his head as Yamcha removes the top, mom spreading her legs and charging her Ki. Once she’s ready, she holds her hands forward towards Churai and shouts, “MAFUBA!”Churai is swept up into a swirling vortex of energy, and then thrust down into the little jar. Yamcha seals it up, then hands it over to mom. “There we go. One Churai, sealed for good.”“Hmm... your technique, it seems somewhat like the one Kami used on Hirudegarn.” Tapion comments.“Probably wouldn’t be as effective, given what we’ve seen it do. But it’s saved us a couple times.” Mom winces. “Agh. Damn... she’s stronger than she looks.”“Hm. So it takes some of your strength to be able to seal something away.” Tapion guesses, correctly.“And again, given what we’ve seen Hirudegarn do, it might just vanish out of it. Big problem there.”You step forward. “So, are we all really ready to face this? We have a game plan, and if that goes south, a backup plan?”Gohan cracks his knuckles. “Izzy and I went over this a short while back. We get Prince Beelzebub in here and he’ll show us what we need to do to stop this thing once and for all.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #11... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?Also, quick vote: continue with the Hirudegarn plan, or have a little something with Izumi?
>>3288050Thanks for running.>continue with the Hirudegarn plan, or have a little something with Izumi?I guess it depends on what you have in mind for Izzy. If it's her perspective on the coming plan I'd be down, but if it's a one off while this is going on I'd rather continue with the plan.
>>3288050>Yamcha removes the top, mom spreading her legs
>>3288050Today was really satisfying! I enjoyed the dancing as well.I agree with >>3288058, look before you leap and all.
>>3288058>>3288073Glad to hear! Thanks for playing!Following up on a couple things asked at the end of last thread, we'd start off with Izumi at Baba's for something leading into this plan, and then continue into it directly.
>>3288079Very well, prepwork sounds good.Hey, today I learned you can cook pancakes in a pressure cooker!
>>3288050Great times were had Kato. Glad we finally got Churai.>>3288079I'd be fine with that. A switch over to Izzy sounds good.
>>3288092How big does Maple like her pancakes anyhow?
I just had a thought, the Mafuba doesn't stop someone from aging. Is the same true for hunger?
>>3288128No one has starved to death yet at least.What I'm wondering is how much power Maple has lost so far from sealing things left and right.
>>3288236>No one has starved to death yet at least.Weird that Broly could end up like a Tamagotchi.>What I'm wondering is how much power Maple has lost so far from sealing things left and right.King Kai has a retirement home of sorts.
Actually weather were losing max ki, or health or stamina from using it isn't clear to me at all, can we get a breakdown here? >>3288241>King Kai has a retirement home of sorts....What?
>>3288258>...What?No need to worry, the end is only a new beginning!
>>3288050Would the paradise plant help replenishing Maple's usage of life force energy to put years back on her life?
>>3288092Those look amazing, are they any good?
>>3288813https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/2000113-dragon-ball-general/74888696>>3288852Haven't had one, need a rice cooker with a pressure cooker lid. Look amazing, right?
>>3288128>the Mafuba doesn't stop someone from aging. Is the same true for hunger?>>3289297>Haven't had one, need a rice cooker with a pressure cooker lid.GUYS, I think I just found a solution to a problem I just found!
>>3288079I am hunky dory with starting on Izumi.Still need work on that hakkero idea that anon is wanting to work on too.
>>3289549Still not the Day of the Dead maintenance period of the Hakkero yet.
>>3288092>>3288095>>3289549All righty, we'll be starting with Izumi tonight then!>>3288236>>3288241>>3288258>>3288813Though Broly was the most taxing thing for her to seal so far, the Mafuba does not operate that way. >>3289612We'll see.Anyway, sorry for that delay! We are back!>>3288050“So, do you think you can do it?” you ask Baba.“Hmm... perhaps.” She strokes her wrinkled chin contemplatively. “I would need to talk with Yemma, and get permission from South Kai... but I may be able to do this.”“Perfect!” You clap your hands together and smile sweetly.“However,” Baba warns. “Is this what you think he would want?”Bashfully, you admit, “I... just think he’d appreciate the chance. Sure, we’re planning on using Namek’s Dragon Balls when this is all over, but... he’s gone through so much already. If he gets even one chance to speak with his brother again, directly, I think it’d be good for him. I mean... I’d still have to ask HIM directly, but... you know...”“Hmm.” Baba crosses her arms behind her back. “I may be able to arrange something, if you would prefer to keep it a surprise to Tapion.”As you think that over, a pale figure pokes her head out from the doorway. She then waves her hand enthusiastically at you. Oh hey, the ghost girl from the Tournament. Baba looks back, waving her finger, causing the girl to stop and head back in... and then poke her head through the wall instead.>A. Actually, Baba, are they able to talk?>B. Wave back, but keep the focus on this>C. Could... could I ask for a fortune, Great Auntie Baba?>D. Something else?
>>3288813Doesn't Roshi use that plant, and didn't he still die trying to do it against Piccolo? Though, he was doing it constantly in the ToP, so you're probably on to something there.>>3290697So, what are we dishing out for this? EE and all.
>>3290697>B.>A.>C.>D. "Auntie Baba, I challenge your gauntlet fighters and champion for a free fortune."If we take'em all at once can we get two?
>>3290710Sword, that Ghost can possess us and make us jump into the water, or worse. Her alone would be tricky for us, and you want four other ordeals on top of that? I'm going to have to veto this write-in.
>>3290697>B. Wave back, but keep the focus on this
>>3290743no I support your veto.
>>3290749Okay then. Actually, I don't know how Izumi would stack up to them individually, are we just assuming they would be the same strength or lesser? That wolfgirl Was meleeing with Peppa.
>>3290697>B.>D.Ask Baba of she's had any luck finding Hirudegarn, and maybe offer help looking if possible. Maybe more like, looking ahead into the future, of we're fighting it directly at all.
>>3290845We don't have any scrying or fortune telling abilities in our skills.
>>3290862I mean more lateral thinking, not direct searching or scrying from Izumi. Not just looking for Hirudegarn, but maybe looking for something related to Hirudegarn that could give a lead. Help her brainstorm.
>>3290888Empty towns where its absorbed people for power for starters. Any places heavy with negative energy where it could naturally siphon power from.
>>3290697You wave back at her, grinning, but then focus back on the task at hand. As much as you’d like to catch up, there’s still more you need to do here. “That’d be up to you, I guess. I don’t want to speak for him on this. And we still have to deal with Hirudegarn.”“Indeed.” Baba chuckles a little. “You rather do care for the boy, don’t you?”A soft blush appears on your face. “It’s... I mean, I do, but my feelings aside, I’d still want to help him with something like this.”“It’s good to see Acer and Chi-chi raised you up right.” Baba looks around, tilting her hat up a bit in the morning light. “Though... seems they are still back home.”“Apparently dad got contacted by someone wanting to learn from him, so he’s really excited about that.” you reply with a shrug. Yeah, still- ...wait, what does she mean by “still?” “...Wait, you know who it is, don’t you?”Baba grins wide. “Sharp as your father too. Ah, but to learn more would cost you more than a few Zenni... but I am sure you’ll hear all about it from him soon enough.”...Cuuuurious. You tap your chin. “So... you’ve been able to find that out, but not Hirudegarn?”“Much like tracking the Yurin’s ninja group, looking into that seems to have been intentionally obscured. I have my suspicions on it, though. Especially if Hoi truly was working with Towa...”(cont.)
>>3291197https://youtu.be/aqMWrkp4f6YThat gets you thinking. “...Great Auntie Baba, maybe there’s something we’ve all been overlooking here. However Hoi was obscuring his true intentions... there still could have been signs of what he, and the ninja, were up to while they were hunting the Dragon Balls, right?”“What do you mean?”“Well, the Dragon Ball Gohan and Peppa got was in a dinosaur’s tooth, right?” you ask. Baba raises an eyebrow. “So asking not to find the ninja, but the Dragon Ball instead, maybe that could’ve given a hint to who was trying to get it.” You start pacing around, thinking up a mental map of the Earth in your head. “Maybe you could try looking into the future, to see if we’re fighting the thing... or maybe any towns that have had mysterious sightings or-” ...Of course. OF COURSE! You snap your fingers as you recall what Beelzebub told you. “Places where there are stronger concentrations of negative energy! Beelzebub told us it feeds off the power of darkness to recover. Baba, where are some places of strong negative energy?”She blinks, silent for a moment. She then starts to laugh. “In all my years... that is a great deduction, Izumi!” She hops off her Crystal Ball. “Fukuroku Forest could be one of them... ah, but there are others. Mount Five Element, the Land of Ice, Devil’s Hand, the ruins of Nemuria, the Forest of Terror... hmm...” She tilts her hat up slightly. “...This island is- ah, of course. That is where Majin Ozotto held his Tournament. Still with a slight taint of energy.”>A. Let’s start crossing out some locations where it could be hiding, and then search the remaining ones>B. There have to be more, more we’re not really planning for...>C. ...Forest of Terror?>D. Wait, if the Land of Ice is a target... could Hirudegarn absorb Darkness himself?>E. Something else?
>>3291209>D. Wait, if the Land of Ice is a target... could Hirudegarn absorb Darkness himself?
>>3291209>D & A.
>>3291209>>A. Let’s start crossing out some locations where it could be hiding, and then search the remaining ones>D. Wait, if the Land of Ice is a target... could Hirudegarn absorb Darkness himself?
Does Baba know what Darkness is? I thought Korin was the one to tell us about him.
Rolled 18, 8, 5 = 31 (3d20)Okay, so, mind rolling me 1d20, best of three? DC is 14.
>>3291301It's been a long time, I'm sure it's been mentioned.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3291310
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3291310
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3291310The effect of dark magic seems to have a gravitational pull, does negative energy have its own pull for demons, majins, phantom majins, devils and other negative energy beings?
>>3291318>>3291320>>3291321Well, nice try. Writing...
Fug.Hopefully that 18 is picking up our slack
>>3291326Oof. So close...
>>3291312Why would it have been mentioned? Is Darkness relevant to Baba's operation at all, or even conversation over tea?>>3291326Looks like someone was weighed down by gravity.
>>3291390I wonder what the supreme kai's up to anyhow?
>>3291209“Okay, let’s start crossing out some of the locations and search from there. Like maybe... hrmn...” Well... what locations CAN you cross out? “Fukuroku Forest, we can cross that off the list, right?”“Indeed.” Baba affirms“Okay, and what else...? Hmm... you don’t think they’d go to that island, right? Wait... wait, if the Land of Ice is a target...” Oh no. “Could... Hirudegarn absorb Darkness, the being that resides there, himself?”Baba’s face seems to go even more pale. “It... could. Oh no.”https://youtu.be/3RgR_zAsKUgYou look down into the Crystal Ball with Baba. Damn it. There’s a scene of a white and blue icy wasteland, with little in the way of life around it. The two of you focus on it intensely for a few minutes. “...I’m not seeing anything.”Baba squints, tilting her head, her hands forward as she focuses. “It... does not seem like anyone has made a trip to- ...wait. Wait there!” She waves her fingers, the image in the sphere focusing in on a figure moving through the snowy ground. Someone in the appropriate gear for such a trip, for sure, but... who could it be? “...From the direction they’re headed, they seem to be heading away from Darkness’ maze.”You scratch your head. “Can you like... find out who it is? Wait, no, we need to make sure Darkness himself is okay first.”She waves her fingers again. All you get is... snow and ice. A bit of a blizzard going through the area. But nothing. Nothing other than that man. “...I would suspect that Darkness does not wish to be disturbed, but... this is unlike him to not show up at all. I can contact Korin, but...”You bite your thumb. This isn’t a lot to go on, but... if this is, you’ve got a chance to find the one who’s been hauling Hirudegarn around. You’re about to say something when you hear Maple contact you, filling you in on Churai and a cat demon named Chocolay being captured... and there being a plan to finally lure Hirudegarn out and stop it once and for all. She does mention that the cat demon’s been putting traps in various forests, too... agh. Decisions.>A. Ask Maple if she can get you to Korin’s or Darkness directly, you’re worried>B. Baba, what was the other forest you mentioned? Might you have a lead there?>C. Wait, think of this logically. Could that really be a ninja? Wouldn’t he be trying to hide? Or were you actually successful at overcoming this... thing he does to hide Hirudegarn?>D. Something else?
>>3291507Could be one of our allies seeking to drink the Ultra Divine Water to even the odds. Who else hasn't taken it? Kuriza (wouldn't be bothered though by the cold) Ginyu Force, Mark? Did Vegeta and Nappa ever go back?We could just ask Tripitaka too. Her Far Seeing abilities could help.
>>3291507>B. Baba, what was the other forest you mentioned? Might you have a lead there?>D. Could Darkness being unreachable be a part of him hiding from Hirudegarn? In any case, either Darkness is safe or is already gone, so fretting about it right now won't do much good.
>>3291548Kuriza, the Ginyu Force, Mark, Tapion, Yurin and her group, and Izumi (as well as Baozi and Daikon) have not attempted it yet.Vegeta and Nappa still have been unable to get it.
>>3291507You take a moment to breathe and think this over. So... one of two things. Either Darkness is fine, and you’re worrying about nothing, or it’s already happened, and you can’t really do much about this right now. Or... “Could Darkness be unreachable because he’s trying to hide from Hirudegarn too?” you ask Baba.“Perhaps... mmh. I will have Korin check, just in case.” she replies, still studying the figure.You pace around again, thinking aloud, “Aunt Maple mentioned that the pair they captured were in a forest, setting things up for Hirudegarn... wait. Wait, Baba, what was that other forest you mentioned? Maybe there’s a lead there?”“The Forest of Terror. My brother knows quite a bit about it, he has his supply of Paradise Herb, and-” Baba stops herself, then focuses back on her crystal ball. “...Mmhh. As I suspected.”“What? What’s wrong?”“It has been tampered with.” she replies. You look over to the ball yourself, and see... a thorny and eerie place, with trees that just look... off, and an unsettling mist spread throughout the air. Worse, shadowy figures seem to lurk around through there.“It looks... awful.” you comment.“Normally these things are but mere illusions. But something has corrupted the place, and...” A much larger figure can be seen in the distance. One... you’re all too familiar with now. “...And it would appear that this is a premonition. Hirudegarn will be here. Soon.”>A. How can we prepare for this?>B. Will Hirudegarn be an even bigger threat here?>C. What kind of corruption is here? Could there be a way to stop it?>D. ...Paradise Herb?>E. Something else?
>>3291825>B>DHave we found Roshi's Secret Stash?
>>3291825>A. How can we prepare for this?>B. Will Hirudegarn be an even bigger threat here?>C. What kind of corruption is here? Could there be a way to stop it?All pretty relevant information
>>3291852Seconded.Plus send a message to Maple about the forest being targeted soon, no sense wasting any time there.
>>3291825>>3291875>>3291879Seconded aaandCould someone have used Aquma on the plants?
>>3291825Supporting these>>3291875>>3291879Especially the part about telling Maple.Do have to wonder, is it a good idea trying to confront Hirudegarn there? Don't want it to get any stronger, but I worry about this being a problem.
>>3291919>Don't want it to get any stronger, but I worry about this being a problem.A fair worry, but letting it do what they want makes it stronger anyway so waiting for another scenario is still a losing proposition. If we could even find it again.
>>3291825“Mmhh... will Hirudegarn be an even bigger threat down there? Like... I can’t be the only one who thinks facing the Phantom Majin, Demon God incarnate, etc. in a place called the Forest of Terror is raising a few red flags, right?” Because it is. It is raising a lot of them.Baba crosses her arms, frowning. “It doubtlessly will, though worse would be to let it gain power from that forest. Still, I fear that the monster may influence the illusions that the forest creates. Worse still, this corruption... it seems recent. It thankfully has been contained in here, but I fear what it could do if left unchecked. Especially if it spreads to the plants...”“You mentioned a... ‘Paradise Herb’ before.” You squint at her accusingly. “Is grandpa hiding something from us?”“Eh, keeps his old bones in shape. Helps him stay healthy after his phoenix died of food poisoning.” she responds with a shrug... then gulps as her eyes go wide. “...Oh. Bother. The corruption could get to that herb.”“That’d be bad because...?”“It would rot the herb away and spread its restorative abilities through the air. And if this is Aquma-based... it would only give that to demons.” Baba groans loudly. “And now half of Hirudegarn is headed RIGHT down there...”Oh that is bad. “It’d be like that mist stuff? What else is this corruption doing? Can we do anything to stop it? How do we prepare for all this?”“Hrmh... I have some ideas. But Izumi, I need your help with this. I can show you how to cast out some of the illusions the Forest of Terror creates. I need you to pay attention to everything I am about to show you. You understand?”>A. Absolutely, let’s do this!>B. Let’s get aunt Maple in here too, two of us knowing this would be better than one>C. Couldn’t someone else learn it better?>D. How much do I have to learn, and how much time do we have?>E. Something else?Spent way more time than I'd have liked trying to make this sound natural, still not happy with it, sorry if it's a bit of a mess.
>>3292160>A. Absolutely, let’s do this!>B. Let’s get aunt Maple in here too, two of us knowing this would be better than one
>>3292160>A. Absolutely, let’s do this!>E. Get Giru for this, his machine eye could be useful.
>>3292160>I can show you how to cast out some of the illusions the Forest of Terror creates.We can just use our light reflective barrier?
>>3292160It's fine Kato, we did kinda pick every option again, and added write-ins on top of that. Sorry about that.>A & B.
>>3292223Interesting angle, let's check on that too. Or rather, see if what we know to do with our barrier interacts with what Baba teaches us.
>>3292252It would be different if the forest makes us delusional. Illusions are a bit different from delusions.
>>3292261I dunno, elemental magic might have metaphysical properties. It hasn't come up, but you never know.
>>3292265Right, also ki. What if a barrier could keep bad ki or corruptive miasma out?
Rolled 10, 19, 5 = 34 (3d20)>>3292229Thanks anon. And it's fine.Okay! Roll me 3d20, best of three! DC is 14 for all!
Rolled 2, 1, 2 = 5 (3d20)>>3292277
Rolled 1, 10, 13 = 24 (3d20)>>3292277
Rolled 3, 2, 10 = 15 (3d20)>>3292277Pfffft... HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!
>>3292282>>3292287Ya'll ain't better
We should bring Giru along.https://youtu.be/sR4-dJ8sra4
Rolled 15, 1, 7 = 23 (3d20)>>3292277
Wonder if we could make an air freshener/purifier with sacred water?
Rolled 1, 3, 17 = 21 (3d20)>>3292281>>3292282>>3292287That's... not ideal. Good... thing you brought Maple along?>>3292300Well, almost...Writing...
>>3292312I guess this is why we got all those 20s earlier.
How bad could the forest be? It's not like we're gonna go crazy!
>>3292326Maybe Baba was like " resist these dark illusions" and then we went nuts an passed out for 15 minutes.
>>3292339WHY? We're not crazy~ YOU'RE CRAZY! Especially you, SWORD!
>>3292340However it goes, the "less power but good with technique" Izzy is going to be embarrassed as all hell.
>>3292375Or she just didn't have enough resolve to forge onward. That's a power in itself that she may lack.
>>3292386Hmm. Well I'm curious how this plays out, regardless. Hopefully our long term plans aren't much effected by dropping the ball here.
>>3292160“Absolutely! ...But first, lemme do something.” You contact your aunt and explain what’s going on. The teleports in shortly afterward, and the two of you smirk and nod at Baba. “Two heads are better than one, no? Let’s do this!”“Ah, that is fair. Follow me.” Baba instructs.Maple takes a moment to catch up your mom and dad on the situation as she walks with you, then makes a surprised look. “...Huh. Well, that’s a surprise.”“Hmm?” you look over to her... hah, you really are as tall as her now! Just like how you’re as tall as dad.“Oh, brobro just told me who his new student is. Just hope the boy has his heart in the right place for this.” your aunt responds. “Your dad does seem pretty happy he’s finally got someone though.”“Ah, cool.” She isn’t saying who it is. Probably on purpose.Baba leads the two of you to a dark room, then tells both of you to sit down. “I will give you both some trials to practice this on. Listen carefully with what I am about to tell you, as it is vital that you master this to the best of your ability. Time is of the essence.” Baba claps her hands together, and around the two of you swirl strange forms of spectral light, coalescing into humanoid shapes... one of them appearing to be someone who looks like a tall blue alien with large ears in a blue jumpsuit and red jacket, and the other... that’s your mom. That’s your mom and she doesn’t look happy. You feel a shiver jolt down your spine. “These are simple illusions, much like the ones the Forest of Terror might conjure on its own. Izumi, Maple, I ask that you both relax yourselves, lower your guards, and focus on the flaws I have presented in them.”(cont.)
>>3292655“...Flaws?” you repeat.“Oh!” Maple remarks. “Oh I see now! Ah, the real Ledgic looked a bit different.” Your aunt sits down, meditating.You try to do the same, but as you look up... you don’t really get what she means. You don’t really SENSE anything there, but you see her there nonetheless. And... it just looks like mom. Like mom... disappointed in you. Mad at you. Agh, what flaws? This is just about a perfect copy of mom when she’s like this, how are you supposed to dispel the illusion like this?Maple however seems to be able to do this perfectly... and you sense an odd calmness around her. “Good, good, Maple! Ah, you’ve almost got it.”You notice the other illusion start to lose focus, getting more blurry, hazy... and finally disappear completely. “So, this forest... it uses something similar to that? Reflecting some kind of anxieties one’s feeling”“Normally, yes. It is not so much reading minds as it is holding a mirror to your thoughts. You will need to master this first, though, to be able to discern the imperfections of that’s out there.” Both of them look over to you, still staring at the illusion of your mom. They’re quiet, trying to let you do this on your own... and your frustration starts to build.“I... I’m sorry, what am I supposed to be doing here? I don’t really get how it’s reflecting my mind or whatever.”“...Hmm. Maple, head out for a bit, I’ll be able to tell you the next step there. Allow me to help her first.” Baba requests.(cont.)
>>3292666https://youtu.be/xIyy3IxP044You spend several more minutes trying to figure out what she’s talking about, but each time it just... doesn’t click for you. What’s wrong? Why can’t you get this? Why’s it still there, like this? You clench your fists, Baba giving you some time alone to try and figure this out, off to teach Maple. Several more minutes pass. Nothing. Your frustration builds enough that you... start to get bored. You briefly let out the barrier technique Tapion taught you, applying a bit of Light magic to it. This’ll work, right?It... does! The illusion of mom disappears! You turn the barrier off... and as you turn around, you see her again, surprising you so much that you fall back. Okay, plan B! You bring your hands to your face, and boosting it with Light Magic, call out, “SOLAR FLARE!” It disappears again! Hah, perfect! You didn’t need to- GYAH! “I expected better.” your mom’s voice, echo-y and angry, tells you from behind. “You can do better.”“I’m trying!”“You’re not trying hard enough.” mom tells you bluntly in a tone you’re all too afraid of.“I’M TRYING!” You close your eyes, clenching your teeth. Damn it, what are you doing wrong?! Izumi, you have to do this! You have to! You-“Izumi...”That voice. “T-Tapion?” You look up... and you nearly scream.“Why...?” he calls out to you as you see his body start to evaporate. No, no no no please!“TAPION!”Attempting to reach for him, you stumble through the illusion. You... failed. Maple places her hand on your shoulder. “Hey, hey, it’s okay, it was just-”“I don’t get it. Why’d it disappear so easily for you?” you ask her, your voice shaky and weak. “I... I can understand what it is, but, it just doesn’t vanish. Baba, why do I need to do this? I could block them out with magic just fine, but-”“You’re trying to run before you can walk.” she responds. “It isn’t merely that you can see it, but that it is a mirror held up to your mind, allowing your fears to be reflected in it. The more you feed it, the more it grows in power. And it is not merely you alone that will see them. As you saw with Maple’s illusion.” Baba sighs. “I must apologize, I am pushing you too hard on this...”“Izumi, we don’t have a lot of time left. I’ve managed it, so you don’t-”“No.” you tell her defiantly. You stand up and look your aunt in the eyes. “One more try.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #11... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?Furthermore, while we’re at it, roll me 2d20, best of three. DC is 13 for both.
Rolled 15, 3 = 18 (2d20)>>3292671Thanks for running
Rolled 15, 12 = 27 (2d20)>>3292671You can do it, Izzy!
Rolled 8, 16 = 24 (2d20)>>3292671
Congrats on the rolls people.>>3292655>“Hmm?” you look over to her... hah, you really are as tall as her now! Just like how you’re as tall as dad.Nah, Izumi's a normal height. Shes a few heads taller than her cousins. Her mother has a normal height, after all.
>>3292674>>3292679>>3292707We did it!>>3292671Fun times were had Kato, thanks for running! This skill seems interesting, near way to adapt how it worked in that episode. Izzy any closer to getting the Raio-Ten? Kaio-Ten?
So, how will this go down? Izzy and Maple dispel illusions (maybe with Chichi's help? Bansho fan?), Tapion lets out the top half as Gohan and whoever else tries to corner the bottom half, Beelzebub traps the thing, then we go all out to destroy it for good?
>>3292674>>3292679>>3292707Perfect! And thanks for playing!>>3292717Izumi is 150 cm, like Maple and Acer, and still growing.>>3292724Thanks for playing! And she may be. We'll see about that soon enough.>>3295113Something like that.And okay, we are back!>>3292671You calm your Ki as you confront the next illusion. Okay, like you’ve been practicing. If it’s reflecting your mind, feeding off it, you need to still yourself enough to stop it. This one seems a good deal bigger... way bigger. Ah. Of course. That’s what you’re worried over. The white skull-like head of Hirudegarn looms over you, mouth opening wide... but stopping. You exhale deeply, trying to condense your aura around you. You close your eyes as you focus. Like aunt Maple demonstrated. You can do this, Izzy. You WILL do this! Your eyes open, you stare down the illusion, and breathe out, “Begone.”A light briefly shines out of your body, and Hirudegarn’s illusion vanishes completely. Your aunt claps proudly. “Perfect. That’ll get them in no time.”“While I am glad you took the time to learn this, there is little left before Hirudegarn arrives in the forest. Maple, are you certain you have everything planned out?” Baba asks.Maple nods. “Yes. Okay, Izumi, filling you in on this too. We’re going to divide into teams. I’ll be leading our best fighters for the main attack, once the monster’s revealed itself and we’re able to pin it down. Gohan’s agreed to stick with Yurin and her ninja, along with Tien and Launch, while Chiaotzu has the rest of the Crane School set up a perimeter around the forest. You’ll be tasked with keeping Tapion safe, along with 19, brobro, Chi-chi, and-”“And me.” Beelzebub declares, marching forward. “I’ve got the best shot at binding Hirudegarn down, and I’ll be able to use some of this to my advantage. This all good for you, kid?”>A. Absolutely. I’m ready>B. Beelzebub, will you be affected at all by the Forest of Terror?>C. Could I possibly Exchange something with you, aunt Maple?>D. Something else?Be absolutely sure you’ve got all you need.
>>3295311>C. Could I possibly Exchange something with you, aunt Maple?MP Buster or Curse Breaker for Gravity Blow or Photon Ray?
>>3295311>D. Bring Yamcha! Failing that, bring Giru. He has a flashlight as well as a vacuum function now.
>>3295319>>3295311Seconding along with>B. Beelzebub, will you be affected at all by the Forest of Terror?
>>3295311 Kato, looks like Towa's made her own Buu in Heroes. Kinda looks like a majin version of Beelz...
>>3295311>Be absolutely sure you’ve got all you need.Dad ever commission a mobile suit for recreational purposes?
Rolled 14, 4, 19 = 37 (3d20)>>3295330Interesting.>>3295334Acer only has a couple kits of Char's MS. Pantea and Popo helped him build them.And okay, roll me 1d20, best of three! DC is 14!
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3295353
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3295353
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3295353Aw phooey!
>>3295354>>3295355>>3295356You passed! Writing...
>>3295311“Prince Beelzebub, will you be affected by the Forest of Terror at all?” you ask.“If anything I’ll probably enjoy it down there. Will be awful for you guys, but me? I’ll be fine. Probably better than fine.” he replies with a shrug, but then displays a resolute look.Well, that’s good. You nod at him, then turn your head. “Aunt Maple, before we start, one last thing: can you teach me the MP Buster? Exchange it for a spell I’ve managed to learn?”She rubs the back of her neck. “I mean... we’re pressed for time-”“Sure, but think of it this way: if I can help diminish Hirudegarn’s strength, even just a little, it’s one more advantage for us. So, that fair?” you ask.She thinks for a second, then smiles and nods in agreement. “Okay, here’s how it goes...”It takes some time for you to get the hang of it, but it’s an interesting Spell. It’s sort of like firing a Ki blast that doesn’t affect a target physically, but instead takes a chunk out of their Ki. Beelzebub is able to give you a few pointers on it, and in exchange your aunt asks for you to show her the Gravity Blow technique up close.As you’re about to leave, you see a few figures approach. Oh, hey, it’s the ghost girl again! And her friends. “Izzy! Izzy! Ah, and Mrs. Maple!”You both look back, Maple smiling as she sees them. “Ah, Phantasma, and the rest of you ghouls. Nice to see you again. What’s up?”“We just wanted to come and wish you good luck beating this thing.” the ghost girl states in her happy, bubbly tone, floating over to you.“Yeah! Kick that thing’s tail! Awwoooo!” the wolf girl affirms. “Oh, and tell Peppa I said hi.”The tall Frankenstein’s monster girl nudges the tiny mummy girl, who begrudgingly comments, “And... tell Gohan I’m sorry I tried to smash his du- ...his face in.”“Heh, sure.” your aunt comments.The ghost girl shakes your hands enthusiastically. “Hope you make it through this in one piece! And hope we can hang out some time soon!”You grin. “Sure. Betcha Sachie’d love to meet you again too.”“Come on, come on, we gotta get a move on!” Beelzebub states, flying up, you and Maple following.>A. Aunt Maple, if this plan doesn’t work, do you have a backup?>B. Prince Beelzebub, what do you think Towa will do for this?>C. Hey, that Churai lady you captured, would it be better to send her to the Demon Realm or something?>D. Something else?
>>3295497>A. Aunt Maple, if this plan doesn’t work, do you have a backup?
>>3295497>A. Aunt Maple, if this plan doesn’t work, do you have a backup?What if Hirudegarn has back up, do we have a backup if he has back up?Like if Mira shows up.
>>3295497>D. No way you can fly as fast as them, grab onto either Shitlord's tail or Maple's cape.>"Wait a minute, can't Maple teleport?"
>>3295497>A & B.That was nice. Glad we got to see them again.
>>3295497>D. Glance at the Vampire.>"They're huge."
>>3295497“Aunt Maple, if this plan doesn’t work, do you have a backup?” you ask grimly as you take to the air with her, flying for a bit. “Also, is no one at that forest yet?”“Everyone’s on their way. We’ll meet up soon enough. And... I have a few backup plans. None of them are especially pleasant, but they’ll have to do should things get dicey.” She looks forward, an uneasy frown on her face.“Doubtlessly, Towa’s going to be watching this carefully. She’s not going to appear herself, that much is certain... but she’ll have an eye on this.” Beelzebub comments grimly. “This is probably going just as she wants it to.”“Then it’s our job to make a mess of her plan, isn’t it?” you ask confidently. “Like you’ve done so many times before, aunt Maple.”“Heh, less than I’d like, truthfully, but yeah. Let’s do this.”After a short while traveling south-west, you reach a forested island, your mother and father showing up shortly after. You can sense others arriving at other areas around the island... and boy, does it give you the creeps. Maple places her hand on your shoulder reassuringly, your dad giving her a thumb’s up. “Take care, sis.”“You too, brobro.” she replies as Peppa teleports in with Gohan, Pantea, Yamcha, and Tapion. 19 finally arrives shortly after, flying down and giving you and Peppa a respectful greeting. “So, everyone clear on the plan?”“Clear as it can be.” Gohan comments, looking over to you. Telepathically, he adds, ‘Izzy, while I’m with the ninja, I’m going to try and flush out the traitors. I’ll keep in contact with you directly.’‘Wait, why tell me now?’ you respond, raising an eyebrow at him.‘So they don’t catch on. They’re less cautious around me, but I don’t want to risk tipping them off.’ He gives a short salute, then heads off. ‘Good luck with your boyfriend.’Rolling your eyes, you snipe back, ‘Try not to flirt with Yurin too much.’(cont.)
>>3295715“Okay, everyone, let’s go! Keep in contact, report anything suspicious, and stay safe!” Maple declares, flying away.“This is it.” Tapion comments, taking a step forward. He flinches slightly as he does. “Rgh... Hirudegarn is reacting to this place... I can feel it.”“We’ll stay close to you.” your dad tells him, walking forward.“Just let us know if you need to head out quickly.” your mom adds in, making sure her Bansho Fan on her hip is secure.“Sensors indicate we may not be alone in here.” 19 comments, catching everyone’s attention. “I am not sure if this forest’s illusions can trick them, but we should be wary of at least three signatures inside the forest.”“Got it.” Into the spooky forest you go...https://youtu.be/WbK8GHZ1ph8>A. Move on ahead, and try your best to dispel any illusions as soon as they appear>B. Keep calm, don’t rush into this, and focus on protecting Tapion>C. Send out a Spirit Bit ahead of you all, just to scout around and see if anything reacts to it>D. So, dad, how’s your new student?>E. Something else?
>>3295723>B. Keep calm, don’t rush into this, and focus on protecting Tapion>C. Send out a Spirit Bit ahead of you all, just to scout around and see if anything reacts to it
>>3295723>B, C, D.A little talk will help ease the nerves. Stay focused, but not on-edge.
Rolled 6, 12, 8 = 26 (3d20)Okay, mind rolling me 2d20, best of three? DC is 13 for both.
Rolled 1, 18 = 19 (2d20)>>3295816
Rolled 8, 17 = 25 (2d20)>>3295816
Rolled 17, 8 = 25 (2d20)>>3295816
Rolled 8, 6, 11 = 25 (3d20)>>3295820>>3295828>>3295831Passed both of them! Writing...
Nice to see Izzy carrying the team. Hopefully Acer doesn't job in front of his little girl too hard.
>>3295723You form a Spirit Bit and send it out ahead of you all as you stick closer to Tapion. Your mother and father keep an eye out, dad asking, “19, where’d you say you sensed our company?”“Closest target is 300 meters away, due south-west. Another half a kilometer away, due north. One more 750 meters away, due west.” she replies in her usual monotone, but seems to be taking all of this as seriously as the rest of you.Tapion flinches again. “Rggh. The beast grows more restless. I can feel it trying to feed off this surrounding dark energy.”Beelzebub cracks his knuckles. “Just hold tight, Tapion. We’ll be able to stop it soon enough.” He doesn’t seem to feel the same sense of unease you, mom, or dad are feeling. If anything, he seems a bit more calm, even a little excited.Hmm... if what Baba said is true, keeping everyone calm will be helpful in not feeding any of the illusions. You look over to your father and ask, “So, dad, how’s this new student of yours?”“Hm? Oh, well, he’s... eager.” your father responds hesitantly. “I’m kinda worrying about his motives though. He says he was inspired to get stronger after watching the fights in the Tournament... but part of me is wondering how much that rejection letter’s influencing him.”...Rejection letter? Wait... “You’re kidding. You’re training that Monty kid?!”Acer shrugs. “I’ll help him, but I’ll do what I can to try and steer him away from a more selfish reason for wanting to get stronger. Dad taught us better than that. I’ll teach him as much as he’s willing to accept. Do feel he hasn’t exactly heard the word ‘No’ all that often, though. Still, I-”“30 meters.” 19 blurts out. Mom and dad take a defensive stance as the thick fog obscures a figure approaching you. “10 meters.”“...Wait a second.” Beelzebub mumbles, squinting at the figure.(cont.)
>>3296147https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUnr1nUSOfo“Oh COME ON, you AGAIN?!” dad groans loudly, drawing the Masamune. You notice the fog actually flow away from his sword... huh. A chuckling figure meets you all... a tall demon man, holding a sword of his own in his hand, dressed in a black outfit with a spiked shoulderpad and a dark cape, long silvery hair and fierce red eyes staring down your father. “Gods damn it, why does Towa keep bringing you back?!”“Izumi, Tapion, stay back, 19, you guard them.” mom brings out her Bansho Fan. “Magil’s not much a threat to us, but he’ll be after the two of you. Beelzebub, back us up!”The demon prince starts to gather his energy, dad leaping at the demon man, swords clashing. Okay, not a complete illusion. But... Baba did say something about the corruption of this place affecting them. Still, this could actually be real. But... wait a second. As mom and dad clash with the foe, your mother shouting out Samma Vaca to weaken him as your father trades slashes with him, you get an idea. You bring your Spirit Bit trailing back, swirling it around him as he pushes your parents away.But he doesn’t react to it. You swirl it around him more, trying to get something. He does seem to grow slightly stronger... “GAH!” your dad calls out as he accidentally jumps into it. “IZZY! CAREFUL!”“Dad, he’s not real!” you declare. “Calm yourself, he’s feeding off your worries!”Mom stops a leap at him, then flies back a bit. She breathes out “Samma Ditthi” as the phantom approaches. “...Wait, but, why was he affected by-?”(cont.)
>>3296152You march towards the figure fearlessly, a confident smile on your face. You exhale and calm yourself, focusing your Ki around you. You close your eyes, and place a hand forward. Magil brings his blade up, about to strike you. Your father is about to leap to your aid, but when you open them up again, you simply declare, “Begone.” A jolt of Light Magic causes the figure to lose shape. That gets your dad to calm down too. And with nothing left to feed on, he returns to a blob of mist. Mom swings her Bansho Fan to blow it away.“Heh, look at you. My own kid, showing me up like that.” dad laughs out.“Nice thinking, kid.” Beelzebub praises.Tapion merely gives an appreciative and humble smile as you walk back, declaring, “It was nothing. Hirudegarn still trying to break free?”“It is, but that seems to have quenched it a bit.” he replies.“Then we keep going. Until they’ve drawn out the other half.” Beelzebub states. “19, the other two you picked up, they closing in too?”“They are.” She looks around. “I am detecting other energy signatures, but it would appear they are from the other groups...” The android girl walks forward slightly. “...Some of them are lost.”>A. Let’s meet up with the closest ones>B. Spirit Bits to the groups that are lost, try to lead them to you>C. Contact Gohan, ask if anything’s up>D. Dad, your sword seems to have some effect on the mist. Actually... Tapion, does yours too?>E. Something else?
>>3296152>You notice the fog actually flow away from his sword...I misread "fog" as something else. With four letters.
>>3296155>B. Spirit Bits to the groups that are lost, try to lead them to you>D. Dad, your sword seems to have some effect on the mist. Actually... Tapion, does yours too?
>>3296147Huh, I would have guessed that hero kid from CT with the medal.
>>3296166I wonder how powerful that kid's gotten with his luck? https://dragon-quest.org/wiki/Mini_medal
>>3296147Monty pls.Peppa really should tell him she's not interested, directly, and explain why she's not interested. Beyond just having eyes for someone else.>>3296155>B & D.>E.19s sensors are affected by this, but doesn't look like it could reflect any of her worries like it does organics. Maybe the illusions will ignore her like it did the Spirit Bit? Worth a shot, I think.
>>3296202>Peppa really should tell him she's not interested, directly, and explain why she's not interested. Beyond just having eyes for someone else.We should probably encourage him to continue to train, and offer to be his friend after explaining things. Do what we can to keep him from the dark side.
Go get'em Monty. You probably don't stand a chance in romance, but maybe you can stand shoulder to shoulder some day.>>3296155>B
Y'know, her rejection inspiring self-improvement, in strength anyway, is actually more than Peppa could have hoped for. Hopefully, it can be steered towards something else than her lovey-doveyness.
Rolled 18, 1, 15 = 34 (3d20)Okay, one more roll tonight! 4d20, best of three! DC is 15 for all!
Rolled 9, 10, 9, 9 = 37 (4d20)>>3296233
Rolled 6, 11, 14, 13 = 44 (4d20)>>3296219>>3296222Some good points there. Peppa inspiring someone to improve and want to help others is a pretty ideal outcome for her.>>3296233Rolling
Rolled 3, 2, 15, 4 = 24 (4d20)>>3296233
>>3296239I won, but at what cost?
Rolled 16, 9, 20 = 45 (3d20)>>3296234>>3296237>>3296239Well, passed one of them. Writing...
Was this kid ever in the quest, or am I just misremembering?
>>3296271Ah, my mistake then.
https://pastebin.com/4rRcwF0L>Melchior did indeed turn out to be at the place, having been hidden there by a young swordsman with purple hair and a frog swordsman.
>>3296337Or, it could be a Trunks and his time-traveling Frog companion.
>>3296155You bring out three more Spirit Bits. “Gonna try to lead some of them back here if they’re lost. Better they stick with us than they end up trapped in this nightmare forest.”“Eh, they could just blast their way out, or something.” Beelzebub comments. “19, anything else still out there?”“Second target: 200 meters and closing.” she states as you all walk. “...250 meters. It has changed direction.”https://youtu.be/YM0zcDvK9YU“That’s not good.” dad states. “Pick up the pace, folks.”Slowly you walk deeper into the forest. “19, where’s it going?”She looks around. “North-east from its original location... it has found one of the people who are lost. 300 meters from us.”You direct your Spirit Bit to that person, trying to get them to follow it, as you get the other three to locate any others. Agh, come on. You... you’ve got them! You direct the Spirit Bit to start heading back to you, the person following... and then running swiftly, as one of the energy signatures 19 spotted starts to chase after them. “Everyone, over there!” you point out, as the Spirit Bit comes into view, and with it...“RRRRUUUN!” a frog man in ninja clothing croaks out, leaping past the thorny trees... followed by Majin Ozotto!“Gotta be another illusion!” dad declares, even as the charging figure blasts through the trees.“Dad, your sword’s somehow affecting the mist, and-” ...Wait a second. Of course! “Tapion, yours probably could too!”Acer looks down at his blade, then smiles, glancing back at Tapion. The ancient warrior draws his sword, and notices that what you suspected is correct. As you calmly hold your hand forward, your dad and Tapion both stand side-by-side. You let out a calm burst of Light magic as you protect the frog ninja, causing Ozotto’s form to destabilize slightly. “Tapion, follow my lead! We’ll X-Strike it!”“All right!”“NOW!”Energy flows into their swords, Tapion using what you taught him to put a bit of Magic into his swing as both he and your father slash through the illusive phantom. It breaks apart, vanishing back into the mist once more. The two of them stand proudly, nodding at one another, then looking back at you. Tapion flinches again, clenching his chest, but he is able to overcome it. “We... may not have much time... rgh.”(cont.)
>>3296412The frog ninja kneels. “I owe you, great Warrior. And you as well, Acer Mahogany.”“Hey, it was Izzy there who saved your butt. She did the hard part.” your dad replies humbly. You smile sweetly, placing your hands behind your back.“How’d you get separated?” Beelzebub asks, a slight hint of suspicion in his voice. “I thought you guys were going to be able to handle this?”He lowers his head grimly. “...One among our ranks is helping the forest disorient us. Perhaps more. He... or she, or whoever the traitor may be, has separated myself from the main group, along with an unknown amount of others.”“There are three others.” 19 comments. “Izumi’s Spirit Bits have failed to reach them. They have traveled away from them.” She looks over the area, crossing her arms. “...Correction. Two have stopped. They are possibly attempting to contact their comrades.”As she says this... there’s a massive surge in energy you all feel. Tapion lets out a pained yell, falling to his knees. “AAAAGGHH!”“TAPION!” you yell out as you rush to his side.“That malicious energy can only be one thing.” Beelzebub states as he clenches his fists.You look in the direction of it. ‘Gohan, please tell me you feel that.’‘We’re heading towards it now, Yurin’s got Bisa and myself trying to find whoever’s controlling it!’The ground shakes. Massive footsteps approach slowly Tapion struggles to stand, but he manages it and looks resolutely forward. “Hirudegarn is coming.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #11... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?Also, stick with Izumi, or switch over to Gohan?
>>3296415Yeah, today was fun. I'd be fine with switching over to Gohan.
>>3296415Great times Kato, things getting plenty tense.>Yurin’s got Bisa and myself trying to find whoever’s controlling it!’Worrying. I say we stick with Izzy for tomorrow.
Hey, what if Rainbow got modded on its repair job to where it was two katanas that could combine into a shortsword? (Well, a short sword for any non-space hobbit.)
>>3296415How about Gohan?
>>3296415Izzy. I want to be there when she's fighting by Tapion's side.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>32964151. Izzy2. Gohan
We have a game plan for Gohan? Because facing this on his own sounds like a bad idea.
>>3297721Yes, he could be in for a bad time.
>>3297721Then we shouldn't attempt to face it on our own then. Regroup first then attack.
>>3297763I dunno, shouldn't he go to the spooky forest?
>>3297760>>3297763>>3297766At the very least he should stay in contact with Maple or Izumi.
>>3297784Yeah, then they could provide support!>"Gee, it's like an endless stream of them!">"Whoa, looking cool, Gohan!"
I think this bit for Gohan will focus on flushing out ninja traitors.
>>3297912Like washing out impurities?
>>3296417>>3296445>>3296638>>3296679>>3297005All righty, Gohan it is! And thank you all for playing, glad you're having fun!>>3297721>>3297760>>3297763>>3297766>>3297784>>3297787We'll see how that plays out today.Okay, we are back!>>3296415https://youtu.be/6k6mM-dUMeEYou jump through some of the thorny trees as you sense Hirudegarn take its form a short distance away. ‘Gohan, keep your Ki as low as possible, and your mind as still as you can manage.’ your mother tells you. ‘Notify me when you’ve found whoever’s ordering it around, and if there are any phantoms you see trying to attack you, tell me immediately. I’ll be there to get rid of them.’‘Okay. Three of the group have gone missing, one more has made it to Izzy.’ you reply, leaping down from a spiny branch and trying to close in on Hirudegarn. Still a good distance away... but it’s moving. A loud thud of its stomping feet makes that certain. ‘Bisa’s following me, trying to corner it, but someone’s intentionally trying to disorient us. I’ll keep you updated, mom.’Let’s see. You lost the frog ninja, the fox ninja, the tall dark-skinned ninja lady, and the dog ninja. And one of them seems to have made it to Izzy... think it’s the frog one. Two more have stopped... and seem like they’re vanishing into the forest. Trying to hide? Trying to conceal their involvement with Hirudegarn? Either way, you’ve got to head them off. Ugh, and the forest is giving you vibes like their fortress, but amplified hundredfold. It’s eerie.>A. Move forward in short bursts, try to get ahead of Hirudegarn>B. See if Bisa’s had any luck>C. Yamcha’s Spirit Ball technique could potentially draw one of them, send it forward>D. Something else?
>>3297991>C. Yamcha’s Spirit Ball technique could potentially draw one of them, send it forwardI don't trust the Frog ninja.
>>3297991>C. Add some light magic to it to make it really noticeable.
>>3298007Hold it, our only light technique is Luminaire, which is essentially setting off a nuke's worth of radiation in one blast.
Hey Kato, can we add a little bit of light magic to the spirit ball?
>>3298013Peppa did manage it with the kamehameha and wind magic, but Gohan mainly uses lightning magic.
>>3297991>B & C.Don't want to lose contact with Bisa. He could end up controlled again, if he isn't the traitor himself.>>3298007Don't think Gohan knows Light magic. Lightning though, maybe.
>>3298013>>3298007You could attempt it, but Gohan isn't especially well trained in it. DC would be high.>>3298016Possible, but might attract more than what you'd want it to. Would have a lower DC though.
>>3298020Thank you. Normal spirit ball it is then.
>>3298020Ah, right, creepy forest juju.
Rolled 8, 20, 20 = 48 (3d20)Okay! Roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 13 for the first, 14 for the second!
Rolled 11, 5 = 16 (2d20)>>3298040
Rolled 18, 5 = 23 (2d20)>>3298040
Rolled 10, 16 = 26 (2d20)>>3298040
Rolled 8, 17, 6 = 31 (3d20)>>3298040Oh boy, that's gonna be fun...>>3298044>>3298046>>3298047Okay, you passed! Writing...
>>3298052Curious, how high would the dc have been for a lightning/light spirit ball?
>>3297991You form a Spirit Ball and send it forward, far ahead of you as you approach where you last sensed one of the lost ninja, still trying to keep watch over Hirudegarn. Bisa seems to be heading in a bit closer, but is keeping his distance from the monster. Your Spirit Ball heads forward, and seems to catch the attention of someone. You move it to tell whoever it is to follow, and keep heading towards where you last sensed one of the others.And out from the shadows, comes... “Oh thank god, it’s just you.” the tall, dark-skinned ninja lady sighs out in relief.“Hey, ‘just’ me?” you repeat, chuckling to let her know you’re joking.“I could sense something coming towards me, but seemed like it wanted another target. Pretty sure I heard Gren’s voice in the distance. We-” The ground shakes underneath you both as Hirudegarn seems to jump away... and vanish again. Not good.“We should stop whoever’s controlling that thing. You have any idea of who you were with when you got lost?” you question.“That burst of fog that got us all disoriented is what did it. But I think I heard Hoi muttering something. Couldn’t understand what it was, but didn’t sense anything. Didn’t feel like Magic or anything of the like. More like... I dunno, maybe he was signaling someone?”The two of you start moving forward when you feel something approach you. A chill travels down your spine. “...We’re not alone.” You turn your head, looking where you sensed it approach. What was... THERE! You bring your guard up quickly as something leaps at you, kicking down to you. You’re able to block and knock it away... oh. Oh crap.“Guessing that’s not a friend of yours.” the ninja lady states as the red figure glares down at you both... eyes focused on you the most. Eyes filled with hate.“Basilea. So Towa’s got you doing this to make up for your mistake from last time?” you ask, calm, but confident.She doesn’t reply, merely growl lowly as she looks at you hatefully. You sense... just this awful sensation coming from her, malice and dread and rage.>A. ...Could be an illusion. Keep yourself calm, and keep moving>B. Fire off a Ki blast to distract her, then run!>C. Call out to mom, see if she can help>D. Something else?
>>3298107>A. ...Could be an illusion. Keep yourself calm, and keep moving>D. Then again, this place makes you feel horrible. Beelzebub says it's pleasant for him, but what Basilea? What if part of her's not agreeing with taking in all this darkness, even with her being half-demon?
>>3298107>A. >D.Take a moment to clear our mind, focus and ki sense. Send good vibes at 'Basilea''. With positive verbal messages like, 'It's good to see you Basilea' or 'Your parents do care for you.'
>>3298122>'Your parents do care for you.'Hey, there's no need to be telling hurtful lies.
>>3298107>A. ...Could be an illusion. Keep yourself calm, and keep moving>D. Message mom that you might be seeing things in the mist, any pointers?I think it's different than C because that sounds like help to fight off Basila.
>>3298107>D. Bold of you to appear before me when I swore to kill you.
>>3298123Anon, I respect and value you your comments and input. They always add so much to the quest and we're lucky to have you.Love you anon.
>>3298107>A. ...Could be an illusion. Keep yourself calm, and keep moving
>>3298107Backing this >>3298124
>>3298134Ha, again with the lies. Seriously, Gohan is not glad to see Basilea, except maybe her face under his boot. Beelzebub gave up on her, send the Devilmite Beam her way. Misa hasn't even met her.Don't forget we swore to take Basilea, Broly, and Ledgic down.
>>3298107>D. Why is it you wear only those smelly furs?
Rolled 20, 18, 5 = 43 (3d20)Okay, another roll of 2d20, best of three! DC is 14 for both.
Rolled 15, 12 = 27 (2d20)>>3298169
>>3298107>>3298122No to this write-in, by the way.
Rolled 5, 9 = 14 (2d20)>>3298169
Rolled 4, 20 = 24 (2d20)>>3298169Izzy is going to steal all of Gohan's luck
Rolled 3, 17, 5 = 25 (3d20)>>3298173>>3298180>>3298183Perfect! Writing...
>>3298183Or not. Hah.
>>3298167>>3298132>>3298119No to these write-ins, by the way.
I think we're going to need Izzy's little ass kicking session written up properly later.
>>3298278Assuming Izzy was the one who got those 20s?
>>3298291Yes I am.
>>3298107You stare her down... and then turn your head and walk away. The ninja lady looks at you like you’re crazy. You just keep walking, your mind calm. Basilea leaps ahead of you, snarling. “Don’t. Ignore. Me.”You just walk away, letting Maple know, ‘I think I might be seeing one of those illusions. Got any pointers? More are out there doubtlessly, but I’m trying to focus on Hirudegarn.’Mom hesitates a reply. ‘...Gohan, I’ll be there in a-’‘No, no, let me handle this. I’m staying calm here. I can handle this. Trust me.’ you reply. Basilea leaps in front of you again, seething with rage.‘...Okay. Don’t raise your Ki. Don’t engage with it. Dodge, and keep your cool. It wants to feed off your anxieties, your fears, everything that you’re worried about.’‘Got it.’ You look over to the ninja lady and nod for her to follow.“DON’T. IGNORE. ME.” Basilea growls. You look up at her, blink, and then walk past, unflinchingly. “I’LL HAVE YOUR HEAD, PEASANT!”https://youtu.be/0mcHP1HYkds“You won’t.” you reply. She yells and leaps at you. You dodge easily. “Because you’re not real. Just a phantom of my fears given physical form.”Basilea screams, then tries to slash and swipe and strike at you. You dodge each of her blows, recalling your training with Pantea. She’s all wrath. No substance. The ninja lady finally starts to follow, realizing that Basilea... doesn’t even notice she’s there. “YOU’RE WEAK! YOU’RE TOO HEADSTRONG! YOU’RE PATHETIC AND HYPOCRITICAL!” She pulls her arm back and readies a powerful right hook. “YOU’RE A DISAPPOINTMENT TO EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT!”You close your eyes. This isn’t real. As Basilea is about to strike you... she stops her fist right in front of your face. “I’m not letting any of that control me. Maybe these thoughts haven’t completely vanished. But they’re not who I am. I’ve moved past that.” Your eyes open, and with determination in your voice, declare. “I am Son Gohan. And I will not fall like that again. Begone, phantom.”Her form becomes hazy. You walk around it, and it collapses to the floor. You and the ninja lady pick up the pace. The hazy form of Basilea just... stays there, anguished, looking like it wants to scream, but its voice won’t come out. It’s still there, physically. But its strength has been quenched completely. You notice the ninja lady smile at you, commenting, “That was pretty cool, kid.”“Felt good to get that off my chest, and really have it stick.” you reply. You sense that you’re close to Izzy’s group... but you get the sense that they’re not alone. You’re feeling brief spikes of Ki. And around them, the form of Hirudegarn seems to be lurking in the mist.>A. Ask the ninja if she’s noticed anything off about those that went missing>B. Spirit Ball again, try and lure one of them to you>C. Contact Izumi, let her know you’re coming>D. Something else?
>>3298336>A. Ask the ninja if she’s noticed anything off about those that went missing>C. Contact Izumi, let her know you’re coming
>>3298336>D. "Eh, it was nothing. They can't call you out on your flaws if you do plenty of that internally.">A. Ask the ninja if she’s noticed anything off about those that went missing
>>3298336Also>D. Contact mom and let her know we're fine.
>>3298392Don't forget to shout it, also did we train our chords this morning?
Hey, Kato, how old is the ninja girl we're with? Also, she a Naruto reference or something?
>>3298429She's 21. And no.>>3298336First thing’s first... ‘Hey, mom. Made it out okay. Thanks for the help.’‘Glad to hear, Gohan. Where are you headed?’‘Close to Izzy now. Hirudegarn’s almost there. I’ll keep in touch.’ You and the ninja lady hide behind a jagged tree as you contact your cousin as well. ‘Everything okay over there? I’m almost there.’‘More than okay! We’re holding off the phantoms, and Tapion’s been able to keep Hirudegarn sealed inside. I think we’ve got a lead on who’s responsible for this, but we’re not gonna take any chances. You keep up your search.’Her tone seems... oddly enthusiastic. Huh. Well, good for her then. You look to the ninja lady. “Of those that went missing, was there... anything off about them before this happened? Anything at all?”(cont.)
>>3298499She crosses her arms. “Well, before this happened all of us were kinda on edge. Bisa seemed to be the most calm, saw him telling our Lady that he’s sorry he let Hoi control him, and wanted to make up for what’s happened. Let’s see... if Gren’s with your cousin, he’s probably okay. Provided the forest isn’t causing him to see Ozotto again.”Make up for what’s happened, huh? “The fox guy and dog guy were among those that ended up lost. What about them?”“Ol’ Frank didn’t seem any more uneasy than the rest of us, though he was kinda twitchy when we entered. Chein on the other hand seemed a little melancholic, and his nose kept acting up.”You can sense three Ki signatures briefly move, then disappear. Some distance away, Hirudegarn touches down again... right where YOU just were, confronting the phantom of Basilea. Was it trying to find YOU? Hmmnn... “Did any of them seem to behave oddly around Hoi?”“Gren kept his cool, though I could tell that part of him didn’t ever really trust the little jackass. Bisa gave ‘em the scariest look I’ve ever seen on his face, probably for good reason. Frank looked like he was the most wary... hrmn. Maybe he was expecting Hoi to try something. Chein didn’t really have much a reaction last I saw.”Okay, last question then. “If Gren was worried about Majin Ozotto, what might the rest of them be worried about? And what about yourself?”She’s hesitant when she responds. “I’d... guess Bisa would be too focused on the task at hand. If he encountered something like you did, it might take the form of the monster. Frank, he’d be howling over Ozotto too. Chein, I think he’d...” She hesitates telling you this, but figures she can’t hold it in. “...he’d probably be worried about his great uncle.”“Who is...?”“Gohan. Don’t speak a word of this to anyone.” she asks of you. You nod, then lowly states, “...Furry.”Fur- Oh, King. Wait, what? WAIT WHAT?! ...Gonna tuck that little nugget of information away. Focus. “And yourself?”“...Parents.” she mumbles out. “Haven’t seen them yet, so guess I’m in the clear. Not... gonna have to go through that again.”You’re curious, but you try not to pry any further. Okay, you’ve got all that, now what to-“-KO-RE-SO-KAA-KLUN-MON-BA-RI-PA-KAI-”https://youtu.be/JxOL95Nr7Dg“...Oh COME ON!” you complain as you hear a track start to play in the distance. Agh... need to focus. Who’d it be?(cont.)
>>3298504>A. Ask one more question (what?)>B. Bisa, he’s trying to take control of Hirudegarn to make up for what happened>C. Gren, the frog, he’s lulling Izumi’s group into a false sense of security after getting ambushed by Ozotto>D. Chein, the dog, he shouldn’t be melancholic, he should be on edge!>E. You. You’re the one who’s been behind all of this, lady! Hirudegarn attacked our last position!>F. Frank, the wolf, if he was twitchy when entering the forest that could’ve been from Ozotto being inside him>G. Something else?Choose carefully.
I can't believe Kung Furry is canon.
https://youtu.be/3S-1fqRpEdwOkay, time to ask questions internally and come up with an answer.What are Ninjas?
>>3298523>Fighting Dreamers>A Pain in your Butt>Mammals
>>3298505>G. Not enough information to accuse anyone. Contact people Izumi's group about the slight chance the frog could be a problem, but that we don't know he's a serious suspect.">H. Contact Maple with most of the information we have and see if she has information that says something more in that light.""Most" means not the furry info.Also no need to suspect E, if it's attacking out last position and not our current one.
>>3298525>MammalsWhich of the above do not match this description?
>>3298544>Bisa, he’s trying to take control of Hirudegarn to make up for what happened>Gren, the frog, he’s lulling Izumi’s group into a false sense of security after getting ambushed by Ozotto>Chein, the dog, he shouldn’t be melancholic, he should be on edge!>Frank, the wolf, if he was twitchy when entering the forest that could’ve been from Ozotto being inside him
If we have enough info now to make the call, it has to be what we just learned combined with something earlier, it just doesn't seem like enough otherwise.
>>3298546>Gren, the frog, he’s lulling Izumi’s group into a false sense of security after getting ambushed by OzottoWhy would Gren lie about being a ninja?>A. Because Ninjas are totally sweet.>B. His house is the Ninja base.>C. He aimed to get close to the Ninja.>D. Frogs love pizza.
>>3298505>A.How does each of the suspects view Yurin's ideal? The idea of peace through fear.>G.Contact Peppa to make sure we know what, exactly, the ninja who previously had Hirudegarn said.
>>3298505>D. CheinDog has a cold on a dangerous mission. Likely was visiting Darkness and is still recovering
>>3298585Gohan doesn't have that info, but mentioning the suspects to Izzy or Maple will bring it up right away I think. But yeah in that light it makes a lot of sense.
>You turn and look around... then have to look down to see who it is. Some... kind of frog man? ...Some kind of frog man in ninja garb. Not being subtle about it.Ninjas are all about subtlety.>“I take it you’re the one who’ll be guiding us in?” he asks, looking over the frog man. “Feh. Your posture’s weak.”>“Merely an act.” he responds.What is the act, given his frog posture?>“...Um-”>“If you’re not going to eat it, I will.” the frog man croaks out.>You quickly devour the pizza slice.Then again, he could love pizza. But, he didn' jump at the chance.
>>3298585>>3298601Ask Peppa, Izzy, and Maple what they know about the last locations of Hirudegarn. Cross-check with ninja lady.
Rolled 5, 5, 19 = 29 (3d20)I'll give y'all 25 more minutes to think this over. Take your time, go over any notes y'all have.
The dog was helping with tech stuff in the Ninja base, and Hoi did keep messing tech stuff up. Does he have any talismans on him?
>>3298630I'm sticking to "slow down and compare notes" which should reveal the dog with a cold point without metagming. Or, something else maybe.
>>3298647I'll support that.
>>3298647Gohan was there when he witnessed Hoi get booted from Yurin's chambers for messing up some tech.>You notice a short distance away a larger bear ninja working at a bench with something mechanical.>“So... who’s he?” you ask the ninja frog.>“One of our engineers.” he replies quickly.>“...Engineers?”>“Physical abilities alone are not enough to fulfill our needs. Some things require a more technical mind.” He notably keeps from giving many details.My mistake, it was a larger bear ninja. though bears look kinda like fat dogs.
>>3298661Wait a minute, did that bear ninja put bugs on his fellow ninja and frog friend?
>>3298505Out of time, but here's a QRD on the suspects>BisaUnlikely as he had to be vampired last time. Still a little surprised he's with Yurin, but he cares about the planet enough to be involved with two groups who want to protect it.>GrenUnlikely as he's a frog. If we presume that the one carrying Hirudegarn needed to go to meet Darkness. Beyond that, he's basically surrounded himself at this point, bad tactical position to be in if he gets found out. IIRC, joined up because of Ozotto, unlikely to be friendly to other Majin>CheinMost likely suspect. Not at 100% and on a mission? May have forced his way in, or tried to hide his cold. Has connections to King Furry. May be being used against his will to keep the people of the planet safe. Additionally, Darkness related comments from earlier>"You"Another likely suspect, probably the most well-equipped to take out at least one member of the team (Gohan) without the others knowing. Unfortunately, she botched a chance to do so with Baz earlier, dropping her down the ladder>FrankWild card, but see Gren above, may be in a similar situation.I now fully expect us to get smacked down since we delayed.
>>3298505>G. ALL OF THEM?
>>3298505There’s... just not enough information to tell who’s doing this. You could head out and try to stop the track, but that’s not the main issue here. You snap your fingers. “There has to be something I’m missing. Something we’re all missing...” Glancing at the lady ninja, you ask, “I need to compare notes with mom, sis, and my cousin. Is it okay if I mention some, but not all, of the stuff you’ve told me?”She sucks in air through her teeth. She doesn’t want to say yes. But she knows you’re short on time. “...All right. Use your discretion. But do what you can.”You contact your mother first. ‘Okay, mom, what do you know about Hirudegarn’s last location?Where was it, and would there be any tells to it?’‘W-well... it may, MAY, have been up in the Land of Ice. Possibly to absorb Darkness into itself...’Oh boy is that worrying! ‘We’ve got a list of suspects out there. Here’s what we know...’ You describe everyone to Maple, then repeat the list to Peppa and Izumi as you feel Hirudegarn disappear again. ‘So, that’s everyone. What do you all think?’‘Why was the dog guy’s nose acting up?’ Peppa asks.You look over to the ninja lady and ask her that. She rubs the back of her neck. “Uh... cold, I guess?”Suspicious. “Cold... was he physically cold at all? Like he’d been somewhere chilly recently?”“Was supposed to be in Jingle Village for a time. Scouting out there... oh.” She facepalms. “Oh.”Not good. You ask everyone next for everything they’ve got on confrontations with Hirudegarn, and what it was doing and how it was behaving, and who or what might have been controlling it. When your sister brings up the captured ninja, the one that’d given her so much grief before... you hit upon an idea. “Ideal... Yurin’s ideals... hey-” You stop yourself, realizing you don’t even know this lady’s name. “...Er, bad timing to ask this, but you’re...?”“Ume.” she tells you quickly.“Ume! Yurin gave me the big speech on her ideal. On the idea of peace through fear, and making Earth terrifying to hostile forces. But the one that was captured... he seemed to take that idea a bit too far. How do you, and everyone else you’ve mentioned, see that idea?”(cont.)
>>3298698>"You">Another likely suspect,I disagree, why would she have dropped the monster on their last location instead of their current one? Then again, if she only wanted the beast to feed on the shadow undisturbed... Who else would have known it was there?
>>3298777Oh the update made this unnecessary, and I suppose the beast can hunt down darkness without much help.
>>3298776https://youtu.be/4-LfZ00Ef2M“I agree with her completely. And honestly I’d say this is a prime example of why. Hoi tricked us, yes, but if we were better prepared, we could’ve stopped him... maybe have found a way to protect and free Tapion on our own. We need this thing stopped.”She’s clear. “Gren?”“He... was among the first to join our Lady’s cause. Ozotto left an impression on him he’d never forget. That’s why it might’ve appeared to him. He wants this thing vanquished even more than I do, as he’d know better than trying to use it. You can’t control a monster like that, not truly.”He’s clear. “Frank?”“Same as Gren. He’s a bit more tricky though, harder to read at times. He tends to get nervous more easily than he’d admit, but he believes in our Lady’s ideals just as much as the rest of us.”Maybe clear. “Chein? You don’t have to tell me everything, just... what’s relevant to my question.”A loud thud echoes through the forest. You sense several dark presences converge on Hirudegarn as it reappears... and then all vanish. Slowly, the monster starts to stomp towards Izzy’s group. This time, it seems determined... and even stronger than before. Ume quickly states, as this is happening, “He wants to protect the Earth. Didn’t think his great uncle was doing enough of a job proactively. I... I don’t see why he’d want to team up with Hirudegarn though...”Last one. “Bisa.”Ume laughs. “He’s our Lady’s boyfriend. He IS the first to start working with her, showing her all the Crane School had learned and helping her develop these things. He believes in her ideals the strongest. Even if things look suspicious for him, it’s not like he’d betray her after all that’s happened...”“...What if he doesn’t see it as a true betrayal?” you ask. She shakes her head, but you continue, “The one we captured claimed he was doing this for Yurin, that her dream would survive... and he tried to kill himself, Peppa said. And getting controlled by Hoi, what better way to make up for that mistake than usurp his ploy and use it to further his, and Yurins, goals. Also-” ...Of course. “Your hood. Bring it down.”“...Uh-”“Just, please! Hurry!” you ask. Ume does so, showing you her curly black hair... and no Talisman. You next tell Izumi to check the frog ninja with them. No Talisman too. You report what you know to mom and Peppa as well.(cont.)
>>3298781‘Crap, it’s here!’ Izzy declares. A loud yell can be heard... Tapion’s voice. No, damn it. You still don’t know who it is! You’ve got two main suspects, but-! ‘...Gohan.’ your cousin calls out to you telepathically, interrupting your train of thought. ‘This can’t be the work of just ONE person! There have to be at least TWO!’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dIM2d_ZWVk>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #11... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?One more night with Gohan, or a switch over to Izumi again?
Ugh, I do not care at all about this mystery. Let's just punch all of them unconscious and then fight Hirudegarn.
>>3298777Bingo. And she hasn't faced her fear either, maybe because Hiru already ate it?>>3298781>He’s our Lady’s boyfriendSHOCK! Good for Bisa. Local dirt farmboy finds ninja warlord to love. Hopefully he's not a TRAITOR>>3298783Good run. don't mind either way.
>>3298783>Two traitorsIt all makes sense. No one of them could coordinate all this, because someone else needs to cover their tracks, throw off the scent trail, etc. Hell yeah I has fun!Back to Izzy would be good. Glad Gohan got his character moment, but I wanna finish this with her.
>>3298792>And she hasn't faced her fear either, maybe because Hiru already ate it?While anyone can be a target, there's only so much negative energy to go around, and it likely feeds on stronger people with strong feelings when given the option. Basically, Gohan was a better potential meal for the nearby corruption than Ume.
>>3298783Good spot for Izzy, there's only so much more Gohan can do right now.Also, can we get to know who's been rolling crits all night?
>>3298783Switching to Izzy sounds good. Hopefully she's figured out the mystery.
>>3298846Been assuming it's Izumi, but yeah, would like to know as well. Or at least, see how she's been handling this. Write-up, maybe?
Rolled 2 (1d2)1. Gohan2. Izzy
>>3298788Okay.>>3298792>>3298806>>3298846>>3298849>>3298852>>3300429Glad y'all had fun! And okay, looks like we'll switch over to Izzy tonight!>Also, can we get to know who's been rolling crits all night?It's been Izumi, fending off a few more phantoms, and perhaps something that's less illusive than it appeared.>Write-up, maybe?I could if y'all want it.And okay, sorry for that delay! We are back!>>3298783https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KiQZPIByz0You help Tapion stand as you tell Gohan what you’ve figured out. So, two traitors. One of them holding Hirudegarn, one of them supporting the other. And they’re both close by, but can’t be the frog guy. The sky around you seems to darken slightly as the monster’s halves take form. The massive form of the beast lands, towering over you all, reaching through the treetops as it lets out a titanic, ferocious roar.“It... it’s grown stronger...” Tapion pants out, his limbs twitching slightly. “Substantially so.”“Chi-chi, let’s spread out! Izzy, keep Tapion safe!” your father calls out to you. “Maple, it’s here!”You sense something in the distance charge up and fire something at the monster... a Dodonpa? Well, not only does it miss, it causes the monster to vanish... then reappear some distance away, stomping its foot down. Your mom takes a deep breath, then declares, “Samma Ditthi!” in the direction of the beam fired at the monster. “Whoever that is, they’re trying to stop it, keep it away from Tapion. I’m heading towards him!”“Beelzebub, up to you to hold it off!” dad yells out as he leaps forward.The Demon Prince looks back at you, Tapion, and 19. “Stay safe. This’ll be all over soon.” He then leaps away, flying towards the monster directly.Tapion brings out his ocarina. “I’ll weaken the beast. Give them the opportunity they need.”>A. All right, I’ll protect you as you do>B. Bring our your Spirit Bits again, send them out searching while Tapion plays>C. 19, take some of my Ki and start searching, nobody else can sense you, not even Hirudegarn>D. Something else?
>>3300769>A. All right, I’ll protect you as you doReflective barrier, but cycle through all the elements instead of just holding on one to confuse it.
>>3300769>D. Stop it, or redirect it? Might just be a laser pointer.
>>3300769>A. All right, I’ll protect you as you do>C. 19, take some of my Ki and start searching, nobody else can sense you, not even Hirudegarn
>>3300769>A & C.She's our best chance.
>>3300769>D. Mom, don't place all your trust in that spell. Whoever's been talisman'd dances to the strings of someone else no matter what their intentions are.
>>3300769>D. Mom, make sure to use Samma Vaca and all your other Buddha religion magic too. It's super helpful.
Rolled 18, 6, 6 = 30 (3d20)Okay, roll me 3d20, best of three! DC is 14 for all!
Rolled 16, 4, 13 = 33 (3d20)>>3300806
Rolled 6, 11, 10 = 27 (3d20)>>3300806
Rolled 1, 7, 3 = 11 (3d20)>>3300806
Samma Vaca is pretty much the only useful ability to stop Towa's villain transformations. The other ones are just things anyone with common sense could figure out.Why would someone fire at Hirudegarn and miss them? Hirudegarn is like 10 barns, and they missed? Ergo, laser pointer to direct the beast. This where my common sense has taken me.
Rolled 1, 14, 16 = 31 (3d20)>>3300808>>3300809>>3300810Passed one!Now, roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 14 again!
Rolled 13, 2 = 15 (2d20)>>3300815
Rolled 11, 6 = 17 (2d20)>>3300815I sacrifice the demon god of konats to Liam!
Rolled 18, 7 = 25 (2d20)>>3300815
Rolled 5, 16, 1 = 22 (3d20)>>3300820>>3300824>>3300828Passed one again. Okay, writing...
>>3300824Welp, Hirudegarn's our god now.
Looks like we are going tit for tat here. No more clean sweeps.
>>3300861Anon, blue board!
>>3300861[distant bleating intensifies]
>>3300861It just makes the eventual turnaround more satisfying. Or our deaths more drawn out and painful. Either way, good show.
>>3300769“Got it, Tapion, but first... 19.” you call out to the robot girl, bringing your hand forward. “Take my Ki and start searching. You’re able to go around undetected, better than any of us. Not even Hirudegarn can sense you. If there’s anyone out there who can find them, it’s you.”She looks to you, then shakes your hand, drawing some of your Ki out. “I understand. Thank you, Izumi.”“Trust you with this. Best of luck.” you tell her. She smiles at you, nods, and then dashes into the distance. You’re about to bring your shield up when you sense something coming towards you... no, towards Tapion! You quickly move to guard him, shield forming around you, mixed with Lightning magic to draw it to you, and take the attack. A focused beam, one aimed right at his ocarina. And while it does hit your barrier, it hits with enough force to break it, exploding upon impact and knocking you down.“Izumi!”“DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME! PLAY!” you tell him, bringing yout shield up again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch461Ux75a4(cont.)
>>3301036‘Found ‘em!’ your mom calls to you. ‘Fox ninja’s trying to draw Hirudegarn away! I’ll help! Izzy, you holding up okay?’“I’m fine! I can do this!” you yell out. Hirudegarn’s power drops slightly as another Dodonpa is fired at the thing. Hirudegarn dodges again, but its reaction time seems slower. The beast roars louder as its attention turns towards you and Tapion. Its mouth opens wide, flames building up around it. You switch the shield to the Fire Reflector, and do everything you can to hold off the incoming attack. A torrent of fire engulfs you and Tapion, the Hero’s barrier holding as yours takes the brunt of the attack, but it’s enough to break through once more, letting you get singed slightly even as some of the flames are reflected back. Even with the decrease in power, the monster’s attack hurts like nothing else.You fall to your knees in pain. Hirudegarn closes in just a little more... then stops. And is pulled back slightly. “HEY JACKASS, REMEMBER ME?!” Beelzebub yells out. He has it by its tail! “YOU’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE! DEVILMITE CHAINS!” Black and red chains of energy shoot out from Beelzebub, surrounding the beast and trapping it in place... but as it’s held there, you see its tail open up. Strange tendrils shoot out, some of them grabbing on to Beelzebub, some of them grabbing hold of your father as he tries to slash the tail off. They grab him just as he swings the Masamune into it. You... don’t feel it get any stronger, but you don’t know how long it’ll last like this.‘Izzy, you were right! I’ve got one in my sights!’ Gohan’s voice calls out to you. ‘It’s Chein! GOT ‘EM!’The monster seems like it wants to escape... but can’t. It’s stuck inside those chains. You’ve got it right where you want it, now to-GAH! A person’s arm wraps around your throat, choking you slightly, turning you around to face Tapion. He stops playing, his eyes widening. Hirudegarn struggles against the chains a little more. “You-!”“Seal it inside me.” Bisa commands. You feel him bring two fingers to your side, building up Ki around where one of your wounds are. He’s got you as a hostage. “Do it quickly. Please.”“P-PLEASE?” you yell out as best you can with his arm at your throat. “YOU SON OF A-! ACK! AGH!” Tapion looks to you, unsure what to do.>A. KEEP PLAYING! LET THEM FINISH IT!>B. Barrier! He’s underestimating you!>C. Contact someone, quick!>D. Stall! Don’t let him get his way, but stall to let everyone come up with a plan!>E. Something else?
>>3301041>E. Something else?Telepathically to Tapion: "No matter what happens, keep playing.">B. Barrier! He’s underestimating you!
>>3301041Expliosive Wave, and can we stack all the elements on our explosive wave or just one at a time?
>>3301041>A. KEEP PLAYING! LET THEM FINISH IT!>B. Barrier! He’s underestimating you!
>>3301054Only one at a time.
>>3301060Hmm... I'm making a note, investigate "all elements at once" possibilities and effects later. Prism Elemental, perhaps.
>>3301060What if it's a Super Explosive Wave? Not now, later?
Rolled 8, 1, 3 = 12 (3d20)>>3301073We'll see.>>3301079Again, we'll see.Okay, roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 15.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3301083
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>3301083Come on Izzy!
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3301083
>>3301090>>3301092Nice!But oh my god, who died with that critfail?
Rolled 7, 4, 9 = 20 (3d20)>>3301087>>3301090>>3301092I've got the biggest, dumbest grin on my face, guys. Congrats.But also, one more roll, 2d20, best of three! DC is 14 for both!
>>3301099Kato, stop killing people!
Rolled 2, 16 = 18 (2d20)>>3301099
Rolled 4, 16 = 20 (2d20)>>3301099
Rolled 6, 16 = 22 (2d20)>>3301099
Rolled 5, 16 = 21 (2d20)>>3301099
Rolled 14, 9, 9 = 32 (3d20)>>3301103>>3301104>>3301106Passed one of them! Writing!
Rolled 9, 5 = 14 (2d20)>>3301099Yay a 20! Oh wait...Rollan.
>>3301041https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es9wkP7AvjEYou look to Tapion... and smile. Telepathically, you tell him, reassuringly, ‘No matter what happens. Keep playing.’ You then glance at Bisa and tell him, “You’re underestimating me. Big mistake! HAAAAAAA!” You bring out the barrier around you and let it burst off of you, mixing it with Wind magic sending him flying back. Tapion keeps playing, just as you told him, as you back up to him, standing ready to defend him.Just then, Gohan comes bolting in, right as Bisa tries to make his escape. The man is able to dodge Gohan’s attempt to grab him... but that proves to be a distraction, to get him off-guard. Peppa teleports in right after her brother and delivers a quick but powerful gut-punch, the twins then both hit him hard enough to knock him out. Brother and sister high-five, then both give you a thumb’s up, Peppa tossing you a Senzu. “That’s all of them! Hirudegarn’s got nowhere to run and no more people trying to protect it! This case is in the ba-”“AAAAGHH!” Acer and Beelzebub yell out in pain, the Masamune flying loose as the monster finally flexes its tail enough to dislodge it. It starts to drain their Ki... no, no, dad! DAD!Twin beams shoot into the tentacles grabbing hold of them, freeing both of them. 19 swoops in and catches them, landing and bringing them down to you all. You run over to your father. “He is alive, but that sapped nearly all his strength.” She looks over to Beelzebub, his body... looking terrible, like he was turned into a prune. “...He may not make it, however.”Hirudegarn starts to struggle against the chains more. You can sense the monster build up energy. Agh, now what’s it doing?>A. Break the Senzu in half, give one bit to dad and one to Beelzebub>B. Beelzebub needs the whole thing, do what you can to save him!>C. Clothes Beam Hirudegarn! Wrap it in as many heavy materials as you can manage!>D. Peppa, get mom here! She can heal him!>E. Everyone, start attacking Hirudegarn while you can!>F. Something else?
>>3301215>A. Break the Senzu in half, give one bit to dad and one to Beelzebub>E. Everyone, start attacking Hirudegarn while you can!
>>3301215>B. Beelzebub needs the whole thing, do what you can to save him!Acer will be okay. Beelz needs to be up though, he's key to this.>F. Something else?Take up Dad's sword.>E. Everyone, start attacking Hirudegarn while you can!
>>3301215>A. Break the Senzu in half, give one bit to dad and one to BeelzebubGohan get the Brave Sword from Tapion while he plays up the ocarina and Izzy get Masamune.Duel wield, X-Slash Avan Strash (Light magic) !
>>3301215Oh Bisa...>B>D>F. Spirit BitsCONTROL THE ZONE
>>3301215>B. Beelzebub needs the whole thing, do what you can to save him!>D. Peppa, get mom here! She can heal him!
>>3301220>>3301228Backing B, but supporting Sword's write-in.
Also, changing my A vote to B, but someone needs to get acer somewhere safe.
Rolled 5, 1, 17 = 23 (3d20)Okay, roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 15 for both!
>>3301249Me too I s'pose, if we're not healing him get'em out of there.He doesn't need to see Izzy upstaging him.
Rolled 19, 19 = 38 (2d20)>>3301251
Rolled 16, 11 = 27 (2d20)>>3301251
Rolled 17, 17 = 34 (2d20)>>3301251>>3301254nice.
Rolled 15, 3 = 18 (2d20)>>3301251
Rolled 14, 18, 5 = 37 (3d20)>>3301254>>3301255>>3301261Awesome! One more roll, 2d20, best of three, DC is 15 again!
Rolled 5, 8 = 13 (2d20)>>3301267
Rolled 17, 15 = 32 (2d20)>>3301267
Rolled 11, 12 = 23 (2d20)>>3301267gaaaaaah
Rolled 7, 1, 6 = 14 (3d20)>>3301270>>3301272>>3301275Awesome! Last one! One more 2d20, best of three! DC is 14 for both!
Rolled 2, 6 = 8 (2d20)>>3301280
Rolled 14, 10 = 24 (2d20)>>3301280
Rolled 9, 1 = 10 (2d20)>>3301280
Guess it was bound to happen eventually.
Rolled 17, 6, 4 = 27 (3d20)>>3301285>>3301287>>3301291Passed one of them, but it'll hurt. Writing...
>>3301296Dang it Izzy, you corrupted the Masamune and now you want to murder everyone. Good job.
Tuffle Quest Kai #11What Do You Mean We're Orphans!?
>>3301311I'd still call it an overall improvement in our situation.
>>3301318Well.We will get to hang out with Tommy at least.#12 Tommy Shows Off The Orphanage!#13 Towa Burnt Down the Orphanage!
>>3301352Towa's got to get her grief out somehow, I guess.
>>3301368Her mom was a tree, who did nothing when they cast her and Dabura out of the core into Makai.
>>3301368#14 Towa Adopts Us?!
>>3301377That's why she hates Maple so much, she reminds Towa of Towa's mom.
>>3301380"My Mother was a Maple too!"
>>3301378#15Custody Battle Showdown!Towa Versus Bulma!
>>3301215You get the Senzu into Beelzebub’s mouth. “Peppa, get my mom here ASAP, we need him or all of this will go down the drain!” She nods, teleporting away. “Tapion, can Gohan borrow your sword?”He looks at you with surprise, still playing, but nods. Gohan leaps over to him and grabs the Sword of Braves, powering up. As Beelzebub takes in the Senzu, you leap away, looking for dad’s sword. You’re able to swerve around the monster’s foot as it stomps into the ground, spotting the Masamune a short distance away. You use the Raio-ken to bolt over to it, grabbing the blade right as Hirudegarn’s tail narrowly misses you. ‘Well well well, look who’s finally grown up enough to take us up.’ one voice calls out to you. ‘Think she’ll do him proud, Masa?’‘She’s got the right amount of determination, Mune. Give it hell, Izumi!’You smile at the sword, flying up into the sky. You see Peppa teleport in with mom, who immediately gets to work healing him up. You then yell, as loud as you can, “EVERYONE, GIVE IT YOUR ALL!” as you bring up the Masamune. “GOHAN, WITH ME!” Ki blasts start to bombard it, Kamehamehas, Dodonpas, Tri-Beams from Tien and Chiaotzu and even Yurin.Your cousin flies up to you, but then Hirudegarn lets out its attack. A gigantic Explosive Wave, one that lets it break free of its bindings and takes out a substantial amount of the forest around it, knocking several people away from the sheer force of the attack. But before it hits you, Maple sends out some Spirit Bits to you and Gohan, guarding you both from the attack. Darkness begins to swirl around the monster, and then it vanishes, reappearing right above you and Gohan and trying to trying to stomp down at you both.(cont.)
>>3301445“DEVILMITE CHAINS!” Beelzebub yells as loudly as possible, restored thanks to your senzu and your mom. Peppa teleports to you and Gohan, a Ki drill ready, but in one last desperate attack it fires off a beam from its mouth, hitting both her and Goku as he and Maple teleport in with you.As they’re knocked away though, Maple raises her fist into the sky. Her aura condenses around her body, with a massive amount of it on her fist. A bolt of lightning shoots down from the sky to her. “NOW! THUNDER!” She leaps forward. “DRAGON... FIIIIIST!” A bluish-white dragon made of Ki shoots forward, surrounding the monster, crackling with electricity. “GOHAN! IZUMI! NOW!” Maple calls to you both.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny24zPeQLks“RRRAAAAAHHH!” your cousin pours every ounce of energy he has into Tapion’s sword, his hair growing longer as he powers up into Super Saiyan 3.You grip the Masamune tight. You’re not able to put out nearly as much energy as he can... but you’re going to give it your all! You let Light magic flow into the sword, the blade becoming encased in a titanic white pillar of energy, your Ki rising higher and higher... your aura turning purple. Sparks fly around you. “HHHAAAAAAAAHH!”You and Gohan both bolt forward. You hit the monster with an X-Strike, then both turn around, reversing your grips on your swords. You both slash again, letting out everything you have. An explosion erupts around the monster, one strong enough to almost knock the two of you away, but you both stabilize in mid-air.Looking back... you see the charred corpse of the beast fall from the sky, crashing down to the ground with a loud and thunderous crash. You... you did it! You did it! YOU DID IT! YOU-!“Bravo.” a taunting voice comments, followed by clapping. The three of you immediately turn around, Maple firing out a Clothes Beam to try and capture that all too familiar voice. Only for the chains she makes to go right through her. Towa smirks. “Come now, you think I’m that stupid, little Tuffle girl? Hologram.”“I’m going to keep doing this until you leave.” your aunt responds, forming another set.“I just wanted to congratulate you on this. Takes a lot to beat the incarnation of a Demon God. Aww, and you must be so tired from all of it, too.” Towa remarks. Maple makes good on her statement, to Towa’s annoyance. “...As I was-” And again. “...Are you-?” And again. And again. You and Gohan giggle. “Forget it. Just want to ask... how sure are you that it’s dead? Here, let us take it off your hands.”A powerful and dark source of Ki teleports in... right as you sense a tiny pulse of life from Hirudegarn’s corpse. Maple looks down. “MIRA!” And... he’s not alone. He’s got Hoi under his arm!(cont.)
>>3301447>A. Attack Hirudegarn! Make sure it stays dead!>B. Blast at Mira, you can’t let him run off with it!>C. KAIO-KEN! TIMES FIVE!>D. Head down to Tapion, protect him just in case!>E. Something else?
>>3301451>A.Izumi dual wield Masamune and Brave Sword>C.Give it everything we have!>E.Maple and Gohan distract Mira!
>>3301451Supporting >>3301455Even if we didn't get a Kaiju fight with Golden Great Apes, I've had enough of Hirudegarn and I don't ever want to see any residue of this saga again.
>>3301451Solar Flare, light enhanced and banish illusions.Kaioken x 5 Can we channel Heaven and Hell through Masamune and the Brave Sword through duel elemental slashes?
>>3301455>>3301447Seconding though Gohan might better at dual wielding than us. Dunno if we should take Brave away from him.
>>3301459You could try, sure.
>>3301460Gohan's stronger and better able to hold off Mira. Brave Sword hurts Hirudegarn the most.
>>3301451>>3301459>>3301460Supporting these too. Gohan should keep the sword of braves tho and try to channel Luminaire into his slash, even if it is sloppy.
>>3301460As long as Gohan is using it we shouldn't mess with it, even if we had practiced dual wielding.
>>3301465Gohan is still better at dual wielding, he'll need to hurt Mira, and we have the Masamune which is essentially the Sword of Braves.
>>3301459No darkness on the demon god, please.
>>3301473Also a good point.
Rolled 19, 4, 20 = 43 (3d20)Okay, last roll of the night! 2d20, best of three! DC is 12 for both!
Rolled 8, 5 = 13 (2d20)>>3301478
Rolled 12, 8 = 20 (2d20)>>3301478
Rolled 17, 15 = 32 (2d20)>>3301478Rolling!>>3301474He's weak against Light, right? So it's like slipping poison into someone's tea. They like tea.
Rolled 17, 6 = 23 (2d20)>>3301478
>>3301479I should really learn by now
Rolled 20, 18, 4 = 42 (3d20)>>3301479>>3301480>>3301481You passed! Congratulations! Writing...
>>3301481More like he's all poison and THANK YOU
>>3301488So we slip an antidote into his tea.
So I guess that's a no on the Towa adoption scene then. I'm okay with that.Looking forward to seeing her get smoked again.
>>3301502If Basilea's anything to go by, the MCs would spoil under her care.
>>3301508I wonder if Towa thinks she would make a Superior Maple?
>>3301447“Maple, I’ll finish it off! I need you and Gohan to hold off Mira!” you call out as your gather every last ounce of your Ki. Then, telepathically, you tell them to cover their eyes when you give the signal. “KAIO-KEN! TIMES FIVE!”Mother and son nod at one another, then teleport down, both of them knocking Mira away. “If you think you’ll stop me, you’re-”“NOW! SOLAR FLARE!” you shout out as you bolt past him, blinding the demon. Gohan slashes at him with the Sword of Braves, Maple depowering him and then unleashing a flurry of blows against him. While it doesn’t seem to do much damage, even with Tapion’s sword slashing at him, it’s enough to hold him off. Enough further that he’s forced to toss Hoi down to defend himself.(cont.)
>>3301605https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtoiKK1CXnQYou stab dad’s sword into the charred remains of Hirudegarn. They start to crack and tremble, splitting open where you stabbed. Out begins to emerge a yellow, even more insect-like monster... but one with a wound where you stabbed. And one that’s still low on energy. You’re about to try another slash when Gohan calls out to you. “IZUMI!” He tosses Tapion’s sword down, with you quick enough to catch it. “FINISH IT!”Bringing both blades above you, with Maple and Gohan stopping Mira as he tries to fire a Kamehameha filled with dark energy thanks to your aunt stopping it with the Gravity Blow you showed her and Gohan firing off a Kamehameha of his own, you channel your Ki into each sword... and their combined power seems to cause a bit of a feeback loop. You... you feel people cheering for you. You can do this! YOU WILL DO THIS! “HIRUDEGARN! YOUR EVIL ENDS HERE!”“DO IT, IZZY!”“FADE TO LIGHT!” The combined swords’ power produces a blade of energy nearly a kilometer in length and wider than your entire body. You swing it down with all your might, right as Hirudegarn turns around and sees you. The blade tears into the monster’s head, not merely slicing but eradicating it bit by bit as it passes through. Hirudegarn’s body evaporates as you slice through, from head to tail, bit by bit until there’s nothing left.You exhale deeply as you calm your body. Agh... oof, you’re going to be feeling this later. But... but you did it. You touch down on the ground, your body struggling to stand once you do. Tapion walks to you slowly... a sweet smile on his face, his eyes watering up a little. “It... it’s over.”“Y-yeah... he’s dead. For good.” Oop there go your legs. And you drop the swords. And you’re gonna faceplant. Tapion catches you and hugs you tight. You weakly hug him back.(cont.)
>>3301609“No... no! NOOOO!” Hoi calls out. “No this wasn’t supposed to happen! YOU... YOU RUINED EVERYTHING!” Mira touches down behind him, Gohan and Maple coming to you and Tapion, your cousin dropping out of Super Saiyan 3 but at least managing to stand. Hoi looks back. “We can fix this! I can fix this! I just need to-”“Your services are no longer required.” he replies coldly, firing off a dark Ki blast that eradicates Hoi quickly and yet painfully, given the scream you hear. Mira looks at you all, glaring. “...Even without its capture, I have the data I need. Enjoy this victory while you can.”“Tell Towa I’ve still got her spear.” Maple comments smugly. “And she can come get it in-person if she wants it back.”Mira teleports away, most everyone else coming to where you are. Yurin smiles humbly at Tapion. “...We’ve caused you more anguish than we ever intended. But... it’s over. Great Warrior, we are glad we could help in this endeavor.” She, and the rest of the ninja behind her, kneel to him.“I thank you. All of you. Your world, and all worlds, are safe from the threat of Hirudegarn. Minotia has been avenged... the lives of countless people that suffered because of it are able to rest easy now.” He lets go of you, but places his hand on your shoulder comfortingly. He looks to you and your cousin. “Gohan, Izumi... I feel I owe you both the most for this.” He then looks to Beelzebub. “Your Highness, thank you for helping Minotia, and doing all you could to stop Hirudegarn. I hope we can meet him again soon.”“Yeah. On better terms, this time. Without the Majin threatening to destroy existence. Heh.”“Well cous, it’s over.” Gohan comments. “How’s it feel?”You tap your lips with your finger. Smirking, you then state, “Guess I made good on that promise. Izumi Mahogany. Majin Slayer.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #11... Paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?
>>3301609AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!Nice Job Izzy. Absolute mad girl>>3301611Good. Run. Very happy with the rolls too.
>>3301611Phantom Majin Slayer.Eh. Hoi dying is unfortunate but deserved. We could've gotten more info from him but that's probably why Mira killed him.Maple using her Thunder Dragon Fist made me smile and the fact Gravity Blow saved her already is fortunate.And the fact that SWORDS SAVED THE DAY
>>3301609I genuinely fist pumped as soon as I saw that picture of Guy. You're the best, Kato.>>3301611This was an awesome finale. Thanks for running Kato! How's Tapion feel about all this? Maple? Goku? Towa mad that she didn't steal the monster?
>>3301447>Peppa teleports to you and Gohan, a Ki drill ready, but in one last desperate attack it fires off a beam from its mouth, hitting both her and Goku as he and Maple teleport in with you.Goku was here?Wait, was Goku here?
>>3301611Fun finale.Thanks for running Kato
>>3301611Did the Masamune brothers commune with the Sword of Braves? What are their thoughts?
>>3301630He got knocked back back when Maple threw out Thunder Dragon Fist. Presumably he's been throwing ki blasts along with everyone else.
>>3301653I'm ctrl+f'ing and that's the only mention of Goku in the quest this entire thread. So, Goku may have been doing something else. Like making dinner.
>>3301654This isn't his story, so it doesn't matter.
>>3301657It's not like he could really do much before this point anyway. Plus him not jumping in to killsteal like he did in the Hirudegarn movie feels so good.
>>3301657Yea that great. I always love seeing other characters than him or manlet get some action. God knows official material doesn't let anyone truly shine without them making it look insignificant soon after.
>>3301670There's a lot of characters to share the spotlight with, and Goku here as a parent still matters enough. Just settle down your inner fanboy and let it unfold.
>>3301712If we had failed, a dragon fist from Goku would've been appreciated still...
>>3302022I like to thing Goku was just keeping back a bit going "you know I think they've got this", beaming with pride and energy blasts.
>>3302789What Goku was up to: https://youtu.be/iRZ2Sh5-XuM
>>3301611Hope we can get confirmation on the Darkness.Did the shadow elemental get eaten? And is it wishable to return back to life?
>>3303050Is the wildlife that Hirudegarn ate wishable?
>>3303053A forest was restored in the Tree of Might, so yes.
>>3303100With the Namekian dragon balls?
Maybe Darkness can be restored with the help of a corrupt energy, we should bottle some of it while it's still convenient.Either some of Darkness remains to heal... or some manner of pendulum room shenanigans can be arranged.
>>3301447>“NOW! THUNDER!” She leaps forward. “DRAGON... FIIIIIST!”https://www.reddit.com/r/hoi4/comments/5urkxq/thunder_dragon_empire_is_the_name_of_fascist/Maple wants to take away all the neighboring countries' goats and live it up in her mountain palace.
>>3303192Oh and the corrupted paradise herb effect in the area makes this an even smarter idea to do immediately.
>>3303208Call this strain, Beelze-Bud.
>>3303208Eh, Darkness isn't that useful, just some weirdo who lived in a cave. This place seems to do his entire shtick and then some.
>>3301613>>3301616>>3301627>>3301649Very glad y'all liked this! Things could've taken a turn for the worse a few times, but y'all had some good ideas and the dice were in your favor.>How's Tapion feel about all this?Overjoyed, and at peace.>Maple?Extremely proud in both Gohan and Izumi. Glad Gohan's been able to keep his cool again.>Goku?He kinda wanted to take on Hirudegarn himself a bit more, but is very glad Gohan did so well.>Towa mad that she didn't steal the monster?She really wishes Mira had acted quicker, but figures she'll get another chance at this, without the potential for Hoi to mess it up. Still, she's a smidge salty.>>3301652Tapion's sword doesn't have a spirit inside it, but they did feel rather energized being around it.>>3303050Darkness did get consumed by Hirudegarn. Now that Hiurdegarn is dead, Darkness can be wished back.>>3302789He was.And sorry about that delay, wife wanted to talk for a bit, she was really excited from the Direct this morning and was waiting for the chance for me to get home. Hearing a girl with an Atlanta accent try to read Scottish twitter is hysterical. Anyway, we are back!>>3301611https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIwPH7atOkwAs night falls at Capsule Corp, with several of those who helped with the fight against Hirudegarn gathered there, you’re all treated to a nice little feast courtesy of Bulma. Most of the Saiyans manage to stuff their faces with enough food to feed an army, but the rest seem to dig in as much as they can too. Even Tapion seems to eat a bit more. And more than that... he’s happier. He’s relieved, his long quest to stop the monster finally at an end. And in addition...“Proud of you, Izzy.” dad states as he places his hand on your shoulder, mom smiling sweetly at you. “You really saved the day there.”“Hey, Gohan deserves some credit too.” you tell him. “Even if I did put in the finishing blow.”“Don’t sell yourself short, that was awesome, Izzy!” Peppa calls to you, giving you a hug. “You looked so cool out there. Like a real hero!”Grinning juuuust a little cheekily, you remind her as you point your thumb at yourself. “Majin Slayer. Looks like I’m even with you and Gohan now. You two beat Ozotto, I stopped Hirudegarn.”Gohan taps his chin. “Eh, if you’d count it, mom and Shin stopped Majin Buu too. I mean, I helped, but they were the ones who kept the thing from getting freed.”Speaking of, you look over and notice Maple focusing on something, talking with Beelzebub. Meanwhile, over on the balcony, you see Tapion looking up at the stars, a smile on his face. Pantea is out there with him, but doesn’t seem like they’re talking a lot.>A. Aunt Maple, what’s up?>B. Go over to Tapion, chat a bit>C. So, Gohan, Peppa, now that this is over, what’ll you two be doing?>D. Dad, Masa and Mune talked with me!>E. Something else?
>>3303227>D. Dad, Masa and Mune talked with me!Then>B. Go over to Tapion, chat a bit
>>3303227>B. Go over to Tapion, chat a bitI bet he's excited to sleep, train and see his brother.Ask him if he wants to return to his time if given the chance, and return training under his kami.Maybe ask if we'd make a good apprentice guardian like him.>"Think maybe you could teach me that song on the ocarina before you go?"
>>3303227>B. Go over to Tapion, chat a bitAnd even if Darkness is dead and wishable, having some corrupt healing resource seems wise. If we can, I suggest the following>E. Use wind and darkness magic to condense lingering corrupt energy and bottle it with a clothes beam'd container.
>>3303227>DIt's nicenot a lot of chances to be a little girl much longer
>>3303227>D. Dad, Masa and Mune talked with me!
>>3303227Supporting >>3303241>Hearing a girl with an Atlanta accent try to read Scottish twitter is hystericalHah.
>>3303227“Oh! Right! Dad, Masa and Mune talked with me!” you tell your father excitedly. “Told me to give Hirudegarn hell.”He seems surprised, but happy. “Heh. Is that so?” You not enthusiastically, causing Peppa and Gohan to laugh a little. “Well, looks like you certainly did. Surprised you pulled that off as well as you did.”“You feeling okay still, Izzy?” your mom asks. “You did use a lot of power, even with you accessing the Raio-Ten for the first time...”“Little sore, but-” Wait. Wait what? “...Y-you mean? Wait, was that... oh my gosh. Haha! Awesome!”“Well yeah. Hmm...” Dad thinks contemplatively for a moment. “...I’ll be right back. Wanna check on something.”“Okay dad. I’m gonna... talk with someone for a bit.” You stand up, mom raising an eyebrow, but not protesting. Gohan has a smug look on his face, but Peppa just gives you a thumb’s up. You walk over to Tapion and Pantea.“-still a long ways from home. You sure you don’t want to at least check? I think mom and Maple could-” Pantea glances at you. “Oh, hey Izzy.”“Not interrupting anything, am I?” you ask humbly.“Pantea was asking me about Konats.” Tapion states as he looks up again. “I... must admit, I am a little curious about how it is currently. But in truth, it has been so long since I was last there, it may be unrecognizable to me.” He looks back at you. “Though... if there is anything I may wish to tell them all, it’s that Hirudegarn is finally gone. For good.”Pantea looks to you with a telling smirk. “Want me to let the two of you talk?”>A. Weeeeell, if you’re sure you don’t wanna miss your chance~>B. Nah, not... really up for that kind of talk right now>C. Er... hope this doesn’t sound too morbid, but is Konats even still around? A lot can happen in 1000 years...>D. Something else?
>>3303386>“...I’ll be right back. Wanna check on something.”Checking the popularity poll again, I see.
>>3303386>C. Er... hope this doesn’t sound too morbid, but is Konats even still around? A lot can happen in 1000 years...>A. Weeeeell, if you’re sure you don’t wanna miss your chance~
>>3303386>Want planning on *that* kind of talk... were you, Tapion?
>>3303386>A. Weeeeell, if you’re sure you don’t wanna miss your chance~>DMaybe we should find a way to check on how Konats is doing?
>>3303386>B. Nah, not... really up for that kind of talk right now>D. ...I, uh... like swords?
>>3303421I support write in
>>3303386>B>D. You should do it, Tapion, and finally close the book on Hirudegarn. Even if Konats isn't the same, it still was your home and you loved it.
So, my plan: Use the Namekian Dragon Balls to send Tapion and Minotia back to their home in the past.
>>3303386I'll back these:>>3303412But say it a little jokinglyAnd>>3303448
>>3303448I don't support it, only because Tapion shouldn't see Konats in the present when he has so many legends left to live back in the past.
>>3303463Dragon Balls can't do that.
>>3303483But, time cops. They'll say the parents are unfit time meddlers and take the kids to the orphanage at the end of time.
>>3303386>D. Bring up that time travel is a thing but we mostly can't use it, but talking to the dead is a thing. Contacting his time's friend may be difficult, but his brother...
>>3303500Too bad Shin doesn't have another supreme kai for a time ring.
>>3303499Porunga can move someone through space and planes as well as revive the dead. The Dragon Balls can even call someone through time.>>3303500I have a feeling that the Zelda games aren't just coincidence here.
>>3303517With Chronoa's permission. Remember what Kato said.
>play the song of time>oops a portal opened
>>3303528>Time patrol appears, blocking the way>"You will NOT have done that."
>>3303523I don't, could you refresh my memory please?
>>3303386You think for a second, a sly grin creeping across your face. “Mmmnah. Nah, not... really up for that kind of talk right now. I mean, it’s not like want to have that... kind of talk right now, are you Tapion?” you ask him a little cheekily, giggling.He laughs a little, shaking his head, Pantea adjusting her glasses as she looks to you curiously. “Well, if you’re sure...”“I know a lot’s happened, so let’s... not rush into anything that.” You lean against the guard rail next to Tapion, smiling at him. “And... I think you should do it, Tapion. Check in with them. Let them know Hirudegarn is gone. Konats was your home. You loved it, did everything you could to protect it. Sure, it may be a long time removed from you, personally, but... it’d bring a bit of closure for you and Minotia, wouldn’t it?”“...Yeah. It would.” Tapion agrees.“Probably a way to check on it... what do you think, Pantea?” you ask.“Like I said, mom and Maple could potentially help find it.” she replies. “Whenever you’re ready to try, that is.”“...I’ll make the decision once we have Minotia back.” Tapion tells her. “We’ll decide it together.”“Sounds like a plan.” Pantea stretches her arms. “Mmh! What’ll you be doing until then?”He rubs the side of his head. “There is more I could potentially learn from here... ah, it has been so long since I could truly... relax, it is hard to really think of what to do beyond prepare.” he admits humbly. “Izumi, might you have any suggestions?”“Uh...” Crap. What do you think he’d like? There’s a lot around the Earth, but what’d he enjoy? He met Melchior, got his sword looked at, uh... oh you’re starting to panic. What do you like that he’d also like? “Ilikeswords!” BAD! NO! VERBALIZING THOUGHTS IS BAD! You bring your hands to your face. Ugghhh. You look like a total dork now.Pantea giggles. “I don’t think he’s asking you out, girl.”“O-of course not haha! That’d be silly! Haha!”“Though if you do wish to practice your sword skills more, I would be happy to help.” Tapion comments kindly.“Y-yeah... sure...”(cont.)
>>3303654“It would seem you need a distraction.” 19 comments, walking to you all. “Allow me to provide. Tapion, during the encounter, I was able to absorb some of Hirudegarn’s energy, before saving Beelzebub and Acer. The results are... curious.”“...What do you mean?” he asks as he tilts his head at her.“There was a trace amount of Ki inside it that I was not familiar with. Not the Ki of normal mortals, nor the Ki of demons.” She holds her hand up and looks at it. “I have given what I noticed to Bulma, but I am curious... did Hirudegarn ever manage to absorb some of your Kami’s Ki?”His eyes widen. “...No. Why do you ask?”“Hmm. Then this Ki source remains unknown.”>A. Wait... you think it’s absorbed a Kami?>B. What was the history of that thing before Hoi’s people got to it, again?>C. Could just be a result of it consuming Darkness...>D. Didn’t Beelzebub call it an incarnation of a Demon God? Might that have something to do with it?>E. Something else?
>>3303657>A. Wait... you think it’s absorbed a Kami?>B. What was the history of that thing before Hoi’s people got to it, again?
>>3303657Based 19, saving us from ourselves>D.
>>3303657>C. Could just be a result of it consuming Darkness...He absorbs all our expelled negative energy from the water's effects.Speaking of, maybe Darkness should be paired up with a partner to cover this effect. A light elemental of some sort?>D. Didn’t Beelzebub call it an incarnation of a Demon God? Might that have something to do with it?Demon God ki?Is that the data Mira was talking about? trace amounts like our deities have
>>3303539...that you need Chronoa's permission.>>3303657Supporting >>3303665
>>3303670>...that you need Chronoa's permission.I don't recall her saying it though?
>>3303664Also we should give 19 a little thank you for that save.
>>3303678A like and subscribe!Hey Kato, does 19 ask people for wi-fi or does she supply her own?
>>3303677>He could be sent back to his time if you could get an agreement with the Time PatrolRight there.
>>3303657>B. What was the history of that thing before Hoi’s people got to it, again?>D. Didn’t Beelzebub call it an incarnation of a Demon God? Might that have something to do with it?>E. Or it could be something it ate... We can check with Baba. Last one is basically brining up it eating a Kami or Darkness, but not dwelling on it.
>>3303657“Hmm... Tapion, what was Hirudegarn before Hoi’s people got at it, again?” you ask.“An idol used in rituals to purify people’s hearts and watch over the planet.” he tells you, looking away. “It... was associated with an ancient force, and the sword and ocarina were used in some more esoteric parts of those rituals.”Hmm... purifying hearts. That’d mean it was gathering some kind of negative energy, maybe? Then that’d mean... “Could just be a result of it absorbing Darkness, Beelzebub did mention something about Demons getting strong enough to become a Demon God... wait.” Oh. Ohhh crap. “Wait. Hirudegarn was supposed to be an incarnation of a Demon God, according to him. And if it could absorb Darkness and get even stronger... agh, and it was feeding off the negative energy in that forest, too. Maybe... that form it took was it finally becoming just that. Not just the incarnation, but an actual like, Demon God.”“...And you killed it.” Pantea comments. Now THAT’S an ego boost!You rub the back of your neck. No, no letting this get to your head. Focus! “Eheh, yeah... but that’s not what I’m getting at. Mira told us that he had the data he needed, even though he couldn’t capture Hirudegarn.”“...We should tell Maple.” Pantea states, moving back inside. Tapion follows, you and 19 after him.As you walk, though, you look to the android girl and tell her as quietly as you can, “Thanks for the save there. I owe ya.”“No, I owed you. For your help in the tournament, and your trust in me then and now.” she responds with her usual blank expression, looking forward. She then adds, with a slight smile, “...But you are still welcome.”(cont.)
>>3303836After explaining what you’ve learned to Maple and Beelzebub, the two look at one another. “That’s probably the most likely reason for all this. Towa’s attempting to figure out how much she needs to become a Demon God on her own.”“She did have that new... whatever it was she did when we tried to free Dabura. She’s probably already on her way there.” your aunt speculates. “Thanks for this, you guys.”You place your hands behind your back. “Could we check with Baba, just to be sure?”“Could.” she nods.“What are you two talking about, anyway?” Pantea asks.Beelzebub sighs loudly. “Well... I still have to prepare for Towa’s eventual attempt to take control of the Demon Realm again. Maple’s been trying to contact the Kais again. Apparently they’re organizing some kind of tournament, of all things, but got side-tracked with Shin coming to them to ask what to do with Buu.”“Huh. That Kibito guy still salty over me and Sachie kicking his butt?” Heh. That was fun.Maple laughs. “I don’t think he takes it too personally. I actually finally contacted Shin directly, got my chance to explain what all happened. Said he was amazed and proud to hear that, and apologized for not helping sooner.”Yurin next approaches you all, bowing to Tapion. “Great Warrior. We again wish to extend an offer of hospitality towards you. We know you still have your own goals you must pursue, but should you ever require our aid, we will be willing to help as best we can. And if you would allow it, allow us to learn from you, and your abilities.”“I will consider it, Miss Yurin. Thank you.” Tapion tells her.Maple crosses her arms and looks to Yurin strictly. “You know... I still can’t agree with your methods, Yurin. But Gohan is right. We don’t need to be enemies. Even if I can’t see eye-to-eye with you, you want to protect the Earth your own way. And I can respect that.” She brings her hand up. “Agree to disagree, and try not to step on each others’ toes?”Yurin... hesitates, but nods, then shakes Maple’s hand. “We’ll do what we can to keep things peaceful. Thank you.”>A. Are you sure you’re okay with this, Tapion?>B. So, what’s the deal with Bisa, and all those who were working with him?>C. Just make sure you let Gohan down easy, Yurin>D. Something else?
>>3303839>D. "To see eye-to-eye, one of you would have to compromise. Like, hunch down or climb a footstool.">telepathically, "Auntie, can I talk to you later? I need your help to get permission for something. Permission from the tippy temporal top."
>>3303839>B. So, what’s the deal with Bisa, and all those who were working with him?I think the Yurin/Gohan teasing is a dead horse at this point.
>>3303839>B & D.Did they manage to get rid of Buu?
>>3303839>B. So, what’s the deal with Bisa, and all those who were working with him?>D. Hoi said he could still fix things, does that mean Hirudegarn could be ressurectable?