Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tuffle%20Quest>You are Son Peppa, Son Gohan, and Izumi Mahogany, children of Earth’s heroes, Maple, Goku, Acer, and Chi-chi>“Canon” has taken a radical shift from the series’ norm, you’re just one part of it, and things could go even further off the rails from here>Mechanics and character details in the pastebins here:Peppa: https://pastebin.com/04EZ5uGmGohan: https://pastebin.com/kJk7H0CuIzumi: https://pastebin.com/Zj7Qr06p>Let’s all try to have some fun, ok?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj5PGIqnaFsLast time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Kai! Baby made his final stand atop his fortress orbiting high above the Earth, with everyone giving their all to stop him! Gohan rescuing those taken under Baby’s control, Izumi and Peppa’s group facing the villainous Cell Sentai, with Baby even using his fortress itself to attack the heroes! Confronting Baby at last, it’s revealed he’s made his OWN Cell to possess and use in combat, aided by his Machine Mutant allies for one last gambit. After a hard-fought battle, Peppa and Vegeta claim victory together and finish Baby off once and for all! With the Earth saved, what new adventures await the Tuffle Trio? Good luck, Peppa! Good luck, Gohan! Good luck, Izzy!
>>3936577“Sis… don’t worry. Might not be for a while, but I promise… I’ll be back.”You poke your third pancake with your fork, the syrup soaking into it. Why’s your mind going back to this? Come on, Peppa, everything worked out. And it’s… temporary. That’s all.…Right?Mind goes over all that happened. Stopping Baby, the victory meal back at Capsule Corp., talking with everyone, Cocoa sticking by your side the whole time. She even asked you out on a movie and… and… hooh did it just get warmer in here?“...You gonna finish that?” dad asks. Your fork cuts off a piece of pancake and quickly brings it into your mouth as you look at him. Goku just smiles. Kinda his way of asking if you’re okay… in addition to wondering if he’s gonna be able to steal a bite or two. Might be distracted, but still your pancakes!“Goku, please, you’ve still got a whole stack left.” mom comments to him. Maple then glances at you. “Though you’re usually done with ‘em by now, Peppa.”“Just a lot going through my mind, is all.” you reply after finishing the bite you took.“Well, we did just beat Baby and everything! Heh heh!” Dad smiles happily at you.Maple places her hands together and rests her chin on her knuckles as she looks to you. “Bulma and I are meeting with King Furry later today, we’ve got a few things we need to talk with him about. After that, I’m going to check up on Launch, Tien told me she’s been feeling exhausted ever since yesterday. If there’s still time, I’m going to check up with the folks over on Pital. We still have Basilea to deal with.”“I’m gonna meet up with Vegeta later. Still got a LOT of questions for him.” Goku adds in. “How about you, Peppa?”>A. Actually, I was… just hoping to spend some time with some friends today, if that’s okay with you guys>B. I want to talk with Basilea today too, there are still some things I’d like to discuss with her>C. Tell them about Cocoa asking you out to the movies this Thursday… and about the, uh…>D. …Do you know if there’s a way to get the Dragon Balls working again soon?>E. Something else?
>>3936582>E. Hey Dad, you know how Mom's taken others under her wing? What if you did that?>I have asked some people if they'd like to train under you, even a bad apple, but I don't know if you would be interested or not.>B. I want to talk with Basilea today too, there are still some things I’d like to discuss with her>E. Check to see if her gummy chummies have sprung her out yet, if not watch wrestling with her.
>>3936582>B. I want to talk with Basilea today too, there are still some things I’d like to discuss with herGood luck today, Kato.
>>3936582>>3936593Or maybe Korean Soap Operas are more her speed? https://youtu.be/ou_DYLKzekkWhat do demons like? Yemma says Dabura would enjoy Hell, so...Maybe an infamous Reality TV show?Her version of HFIL: Her eyelids ripped off and made to watch heartwarming videos of soldiers coming home to their dogs for all eternity.
>>3936593I'll support the first E.
>>3936582>>3936593First E is good. Taaarrble.>B.
>>3936582“I want to talk with Basilea today too, actually.” you tell them after finishing your pancake. “There are still some things I’d like to discuss with her.”Dad crosses his arms. “Weird how she hasn’t tried to run off or somethin’ by now.”“It’s one thing I’d like to ask her. What she plans on doing next.”The three of you finish up breakfast… and it just feels quieter than usual. You’ve been away from home for so long now, and it felt so, so good finally resting in your own bed again. But… it’s just been quieter than usual. This lingering thought you’d hear Gohan make some snappy, snarky little remark at any moment.Ugh. Really need to get your mind off of this. Dressed a little casually, you get ready to head off, giving Groucho a pat on the head. Before you do, though, you look to Goku. “Hey, dad, know how mom’s taken others under her wing and trained them? Have you been thinking on doing that yourself any time soon?”He’s surprised by your question, but curiously so. “Well, sure. Just haven’t really found anyone yet though.”“There might be a few people willing to train with you. Try talking with Tarble some time.” You give him a wink and place your fingers to your head, locking on to Basilea’s Ki. Before he can reply, you’ve teleported away, appearing in a dark room on Pital.Basilea floats in midair above a bed in a meditative position, a soft black-red glow around her body. Even with her eyes closed, she notices you enter, brows twitching, tail flicking behind her. “Son Peppa.”“Hey.” you greet casually.“Baby’s dead, yes?”Placing your hands behind your neck, you give a quick “Yep.” in reply.A very quick, very slight smirk appears on her face. “Good. Now leave me alone.”>A. All right. Bye!>B. Basilea, what are you going to do now? Baby’s gone, but you’re still pretty stranded>C. Can’t. You’ve still got things you need to answer for. Want me to start listing them?>D. Do you think Towa’s just left you here? You seem pretty… broody and stuff. More than usual, I mean>E. Something else?
>>3936753>>3936765>A. All right. Byeee~!
>>3936765>E. So, do you know what the deal is with Pital's food yet?>What do they eat in Makai?
>>3936765>A.>E. Give it half a beat before leaving to let her choke on the bluff.
>>3936765>A & E.Just leave her and check up on where we encountered the Machine Mutant sea monster thing
>>3936765>>3936806>>3936827Supportin'Should we pick her up some breakfast?
>>3936835I mean, that seems like the decent thing.
>>3936806Backing this too
>>3936765You blink at her and stare for a beat, then shrug. “All right. Bye!” And now just gonna walk out the door. You hear her tail brush against the bed, like she’s trying to get your attention. Turning your head back and giving her a wave, you see her eyes are open, surprised, her mouth trying to open to say something. As her eyes lock with yours though, she turns her head away childishly.https://youtu.be/1K8ZPxsA_ggWell, if she’s gonna be like that, you’re gonna leave her alone, heading out to check back up on the lake you faced that Machine Mutant… manta… jellyfish… thing. It’s pretty late in the evening over on Pital, most of the place dark with soft, calming glows of artificial and surprisingly even natural lighting along the way. You think to check in with the mess hall again too, maybe see if it’s still open. Looks like, but it’s pretty vacant, not a lot of staff around.When you head to the lake, you notice how eerily calm it is. The monster you fought there long gone, any trace of Baby’s nanomachines vanquished, and the memories of what happened… well, they’re healing. You think. You hope. Ugh. Rubbing your head, you start to realize just how much you’ve been through. Like it’s been a year or more since you went off to try and uncover Giru’s origins, even though it’s still summer back on Earth.“Reflecting on some of your failures?”Your head turns left. Basilea walks towards you. Raising an eyebrow, you comment, “Didn’t you ask to be left alone?”“You’re not leaving.” she snipes back.“If you want me to leave you alone, I’ll do so. If you want to talk, I’ll talk. Which is it?”Basilea almost pouts at you. “Why did you come here?”“To tell you Baby’s dead. You didn’t seem to actually like him. You don’t seem like you’re in a talking mood, though, so I’ll leave you alone.” Your eyes look back to the lake.“And what could I possibly tell you? What, you want to know more about Towa, is that it?!” she barks out defensively. “Or did you come to gloat? Well go ahead, gloat! Rub it in my face that you won.”And now your eyes are rolling so hard that it’s kinda straining them. “Are you going to be like this the entire time I’m here?”She grumpily looks away. “…Just tell me what you want.”>A. To talk, and maybe get you some food. Cafeteria’s still open>B. Basilea, what do YOU want? To go back to Towa, to leave her and strike out on your own?>C. Can you tell me more about your time?>D. Do you really want me to leave?>E. Something else?
>>3937006>A.>C.>E."You know you could be a lot stronger if you trained with my Pops. He is looking for the right kind of student, maybe he can help you beat me next time?"
>>3937006>E. I want... you to tell me what you want. What you really, really want.>A. To talk, and maybe get you some food. Cafeteria’s still open>What do tomatoes eat, by the way?
>>3937006>A.>C.>E. You've done some terrible things and I was wondering what plans you had to make up for them?
>>3937006>>3937025If I may add something to that write-in, something before we jam it in:>E. As we're eating, "Y'know, I think I know what the deal is with hospital food: It's Free. There's none of that feeling that comes with buying something with money you earned or eating a meal you prepared yourself. The feeling of getting what you deserve from the effort you showed.>"At that first tournament, when we met, you basically steamrolled all your opponents. And when I overcame that, you got flattened too.>"All your power was godgiven, or devildealt. If you work at it, maybe find a teacher who works with your preferences, you can taste something better at the next tournament.">E. "Also, get a job if you're gonna stay here, no one likes a punk mooch."
>>3937028>>3937123Could kill two birds with one stone if she gets a job on Pital.
>>3937006“Well, to talk, for starters. Maybe get you some food? Cafeteria’s still open.”Basilea tries to protest. Her stomach growls, protesting her attempted protest. “…Fine.”You sit with her as she brings back a large slab of random foods… probably everything that’s still out. Wow, she’s got an appetite that could rival yours. Maybe even dad’s. But you’re not letting it distract you. “Basilea, you’ve done some pretty terrible things. Sure you gave us some pointers on stopping Baby, but that doesn’t really cover everything you’ve done. Tell me, what do you plan to do to make up for that?”Mid-way through chewing on a large, fried squid, she gives you a pointed glare. The demon girl then rudely slurps it up and gulps it down. “What makes you think I even want to?”Your eyes stare at her seriously, heavy-lidded. “You know, I think I know what the deal with hospital food might be, it’s all free. Not paid for, not made with your own hands, it’s-”She bites into the claw of some large crustacean and consumes it, exoskeleton and all, to interrupt you. “All the other food here is junk. I’d be trying something else if it weren’t for that. The fish in that lake? They taste like cough medicine. And I’m pretty sure the patients here are too drugged up on whatever medications the staff are giving them to taste any good either.”“One, interrupting is rude. Two, I know that’s a bluff, try a little harder next time.” you lecture. “My point being here, you steamrolled everyone in the Junior Division all those years ago, when we- …well, when I first met you. Nobody could hold a challenge to you, not even Videl. Hell, even I was struggling until I managed to transform. Then the tide turned really quickly. All your power is pretty godgiven, or… well, devildealt. You’re used to getting things your way.”“You don’t know a damn thing about what I’m used to.” Basilea snipes back.“No? Because I’m gonna be blunt here, Basilea, your actual fighting skills are lacking. Your power’s there, sure, but none of our matches have ever shown you matching my skills. Just my strength.” Leaning back in your chair, you comment, “I bet you could fix that if you trained with someone who didn’t treat you like a blunt tool to hit problems with. My dad’s open to some students.” You then add, with a shrug, “That, or you could get a job at the very least. No one likes a punk mooch.”(cont.)
>>3937270https://youtu.be/R4vAEToKGRAA claw emptied of its flesh is thrown at you, with you dodging with ease. Basilea looks like she’s about to try and smack you for that. “Okay you bratty carpet mun-!”“Language.” you stop her, unimpressed. “If I’m wrong, then please, educate me. Tell me what Towa does different. You did display some smarts in setting all of this up, even if you had a bit of help. And hey, you had a plan that… while I can’t say I agree with, wasn’t what I was expecting. So please, tell me more about this future you come from, and how I know nothing of what you’ve been through.”“You see this?” Basilea tugs at the furs on her body. “This is a constant reminder to me of what ultimately happens when someone like me shows compassion, weakness. Both my father and mother paid the price for their weakness. I learned that lesson well enough.” She then slams her hands on the table. “And you think that -I- have it easy?! That -I- had my power handed to me?! Look in a damn mirror you arrogant little ape! You started off with the strongest Tuffle to ever exist as the bitch who birthed you! Your FATHER transformed into the Super Saiyan of legend before he even knew he had a brother! The damn genetic lottery, you won it several times over! You and your brother got training from some of the best and brightest martial artists to exist on your miserable little rock! You had EVERYTHING handed to you on a platter of electrum! I had to work my red ass off for Towa, hunting you and all your little friends down in my time, you peasants and low-lifes who SHOULD be beneath me. Serving that abominable would-be ‘Emperor’ in finding the Dragon Balls is just one more thing I had to endure.”“So what, that’s it, you’re envious of my lot in life compared to yours?” you retort.“I’m aware of just how stacked everything is in your favor. You’re clearly not. Don’t try to lecture me otherwise, Son Peppa.” She sits back down. “I’ve been forced to train and endure humiliations beyond you. You’ve had it easy. Me? I’ve had to get stronger and stronger to even HOPE of claiming my birthright. Especially when I have to go up against that… THAT…” She seethes and mumbles out swears under her breath alongside some other words. You hear something that sounds like… well, it’s either a name or her self-censoring herself, and she’s not really the type to do that.>A. Well, it’s clear to me now then. Towa’s been holding you back>B. …Basilea, I’m sorry, I don’t mean that as an insult to you, I’m just trying to see where you’re coming from>C. Can you help me learn, then? About you, about them, about everything you’ve had to endure?>D. Do you have a rival besides me, Basilea?>E. Something else?
>>3937271>E. True enough. My mom and dad are strong. Weren't born that way. Sometimes I do think I won the genetic lottery, that all that's special about me is that my hair can go gold, go gold even more, and go gold even longer. So that's why I want to do what's unique, make this strength my own, and prove I'm more than just the product of my parents.>Does that make sense?
>>3937271>A. Pffft, Towa has all of space and time to look through and she still couldn't find you a decent teacher. That's hilarious.>E. Pinch her tail with a claw, "Crabby claw for a crabby girl."
>>3937271>>3937277>E."I'm not Future Peppa, by the way. How can I show you that I'm my own person?"
>>3937271>E. I mean, I don't know if my dad's the greatest teacher or not, but he's really good at fighting and can do anything if he gets stubborn with it. He'd be a teacher who would stick with you. And if it's status you're worried about, the other students up for consideration are the Prince Presumptive of the Saiyans and Emperor of the PTO.
>>3937285>>3937296>>3937304These all one E?
>>3937305Nah, others can pick specifically from them.
>>3937271Basilea was born in a castle with an electrum spoon in her mouth. silver burned like hot soup
>>3937271You sigh softly. “Basilea, listen, I didn’t mean that as an insult towards you, I just want to see where you’re coming from.”She snorts and chomps down on something that looks like salmon, her face freezing up, the demon girl gagging and spitting it out. She looks at the fish meat with disgust, then just… tosses it over her shoulder, smacking another chair with it. “Why? You seem to be sooooo astute and smart, you’re already trying to figure me out.”Okay, if this is the game she’s gonna play. “Well, I’ve got one thing figured out, that’s for sure. It’s all clear to me now. Basilea? Towa’s holding you back.”Unimpressed with your deduction, she pulls up what… look like frog legs, though with a shape that reminds you of a sort of branched starfish, and takes a bite. “Explain yourself.”“She’s making you strong, yes, but she’s also stunting you. Trying to keep you from getting too strong, too out of her control. Probably trying to keep you from ending up too much a challenge for anyone else who she might want to see as ruler of the Demon Realm. Keeping you from developing more skills might be a way to do that. Make you feel stronger, but keep you on a tight leash that she can manage. Let me guess, a few token legacy moves from your gramps and pops, make you think you’re on your way to earning your birthright, but little else.” You rest your chin on your palm. “How close am I?”She glares at you as she angrily eats the starfish-frog legs. “And what do you think you’re going to gain by convincing me that I’m on the wrong team, or whatever you’re doing?”And now you’re pinching the ridge of your nose. For the love of… “Maybe I just want to understand you better, is that really so hard to believe?”“You seem to think you understand me plenty already! You’re no different than-!” Basilea stops herself. “...Forget it.”Your hands fall to your lap. You look to her reassuringly. “…Basilea. I’m not her. I know it might be hard for you to see that, but I’m really not. Please, trust me on this. I want to learn more about you, can you help me with that?”She looks down, you feeling someone approaching, though your mind’s focused on her. “Just… ask your stupid question already.”“Okay, let’s start with this, then. I’m getting the impression you have a rival besides me, someone competing for your ‘birthright’ that Towa’s training alongside you. What’s their name?”(cont.)
>>3937413https://youtu.be/L2nawnqOc2s“...His name is Fu. He is Towa’s son. My cousin.” Basilea replies quietly-WAIT WHAT?!“Towa’s WHAT?!” you exclaim. What? WHAT?!“Son. Try to keep pace.” she snarkily remarks. “The child of her and Mira.”“Guess she finally did get over me.” mom’s voice calls out.Basilea’s attention turns to her. She then pointedly ignores your mother being there. “Just as I have claim to the throne, so does Towa’s boy. Mine is more direct, but Fu is… he’s starting to become Dabura’s favorite.”“So is… is he a bit like you, or Towa, or…?”“Honestly he reminds me of your mother, in the worst of ways.”Maple facepalms. “Towa…”“Maybe her dialed up to 11 is a better way to put it. He has power comparable to even Mira, but he barely has to work for it, allowing him time for his… experiments.”>A. And you feel like you have to prove yourself, else he’ll take what you have left?>B. Basilea, what about those two girls who were with you? Haru Haru and Shun Shun?>C. Hey mom, can you give us a bit?>D. Something else?
>>3937416>A.>B>D. "Can we work with Fu or is it...futile?"
>>3937416>D. Sounds like a huge nerd. And Towa had a son with her creation, ick.>B. Basilea, what about those two girls who were with you? The Gummy Chummies?>C. Hey mom, can you give us a bit?>Not a spirit bit, mooooom!
>>3937416I'll back >>3937419>>3937422
>>3937416“Heeeey, mom? Can you leave us for just a bit? Please? I know you’ve probably got as many questions as I do, but…” Not a Spirit Bit…Maple smiles and nods. “Okay sweetie. I’ll be nearby though, want to talk with a few doctors.”“Thank you.” Attention back to Basilea again. “So, not gonna lie, your cousin sounds like a huuuuuge nerd. And Towa having a child with her creation is… ick.”She tries very hard not to smile at that remark. Tries. Hides it through food. “Fu is a damn nerd. He wears glasses.”“Like Pantea?”“Those nerd glasses are at least functional, his are these ugly yellow things he thinks make him look cool.” she responds disdainfully.“So, he’s given special treatment, while you have to work for every scrap you can get… and there’s Towa probably intentionally trying to hold you back. So you feel like you need to prove yourself, else you’ll lose what you have left?”“You say it like you understand a damn thing about what it feels like.” Basilea growls at you.“Not as you do, no. What does Fu think of you, though, of us?”“He has this… arrogant, childish attitude to him. Like he has a bunch of priceless toys he wants to play with. He doesn’t see your group as I do. Probably not even as Towa does.” She… digs some meat out of her teeth with her finger. “If he does understand better… he might just choose not to.”“So, guessing him helping either you or us is off the table. Help from Fu is… futile.” You give her a wide smile, trying to see if that got a reaction. She just chomps down something that looks like a cold pizza. Oh well. Leaning back again you try to take in all this information. Ugh. Still not… not liking this revelation that Towa has a kid with her own creation. “You do have people who want to help you, personally, though, don’t you? Those two girls who were with you, the gummy chummies who’ve been by your side, Haru Haru and Shun Shun.”“...Towa had them assigned to me. They did… help me out, but now that I’ve failed, they’ll probably be charged with another assignment.” The pile of food in front of her mostly gone, Basilea takes some hard fruits and stands, leaving the dishes and leftovers at the table. She looks like she wants to leave.>A. Hey. Pick up your dishes>B. Better pick up after her, can’t leave a mess out like this>C. Mom, can you get the dishes for us? Feel like I’m having a bit of a breakthrough here>D. Do you want to tell me more about them? How long they’ve been working with you, what they’ll do now?>E. You seem to be sure you’re not going to be recovered by Towa or something>F. Something else?
>>3937550>A. Hey. Pick up your dishes>B. Better pick up after her, can’t leave a mess out like thisStart picking up and invite her grab a part of it. Small invitation to work together.
>>3937550>D.And these >>3937559
>>3937550>>3937559Adding a variant of E to this. >F. What do you think Towa will do next as far as you're concerned?
>>3937550>A. Hey. Pick up your dishes>F. ...for a Princess, your manners are absurd. In the Demon Realm, the Palaces may be run like a barn, but don't give Earthlings a bad name.
>>3937550>>3937559>F. "So, what do you want to do now?"
>>3937550You take a few dishes up as she starts to leave. “Hey. Come on. Don’t just leave these here.”She glances back at you like you’re out of your mind. “…What?”“I’ll help, but you gotta pick up.”Basilea blinks. “…You’re serious.”“Why wouldn’t I be?” You casually bring some of the trash to a bin, tossing it away, then putting some of the plates you gathered where they’re supposed to go.Basilea keeps staring. “Why? This is peasant work.”“Because you’re not a slob. Come on, I’ll help.”Begrudgingly, acting like this is some form of punishment, Basilea gives some very token attempts at cleaning up after herself, grumbling the ENTIRE time. Like a little kid being told to brush her teeth. With that done, Basilea heads outside again, her eyes staring up at the night sky. “You’re not my ally, Son Peppa. Don’t think this has changed that.”“Interesting way to say you don’t think of me as an enemy.” Your tail sways behind you as you stick your hands into your pockets. “…Well, what do you think Towa’s going to do next, as far as you’re concerned? Does she have plans for you still?”“...Most likely. I still failed, but I’m family to her and my grandfather. She’ll have a plan for me… even if it means I’m one step closer to losing my claim.” Eyes fixed on the night sky, she spreads her arms out. “The Towa of this time still has her ultimate goal, a goal she accomplished in mine. Putting control of the Demon Realm back into the hands of its rightful ruler. Beelzebub’s time in control will draw to a close.”“You sure you should be telling me that?” you ask.“Oh please, you knew she was planning that. What, do I have to tell you water is wet next?” she snorts.“So what plans do YOU have now? Where do you want to go, what do you want to do?”She… is at a loss for words. Finally breaking eye contact with the sky above her, Basilea lowers her arms and looks to you with a genuine, sad, and almost lost look on her face. “…If you want me to be honest? I just want to go home. Baby’s dead, my mission’s a bust, and my frien-” She stops herself once more. “…My allies probably won’t be seeing me again any time soon. I have no reason to stay here. And no, don’t try and say I should train with your father. My own is completely ready to end me, even though…” Her fists clench tight.“...What about your mother?”Basilea opens her mouth to say something you know would be disparaging given the look on her face, but she holds her tongue. She says nothing in response other than, “I’m tired, and I want to leave.”(cont.)
>>3937651https://youtu.be/DL8RDUf4X4EAlmost without warning, with mom yelling to you to look out, two figures teleport in between you and Basilea. “Sorry we’re late, B!” the green gum girl calls out, readying a fighting stance as she stands between you and the demon girl. “Time Patrol’s on our tail, been looking for a chance to lose them. Peppa! You stay away from her, you hear!”“Sh-Shun-Shun?” Basilea looks down at the green girl in disbelief, then to the purple one beside her. “Haru-Haru? You two- wait, what was that about Time Patrol?”Beside your mother teleports in a much taller, much pinker gum lady flanked by two other people. One shorter than her, like maybe just a bit shorter than Videl, with black hair… and possessing a tail. The other seems to be a young woman with long blue hair in a deep red Capsule Corp. jacket, black undershirt and matching black boots with black thigh-highs, red shorts and a waist cape matching her jacket, and most telling of all a sword on her back. Both her and the pink lady you’d be able to recognize easily. Bra and Buula! “So, this is where you’ve been hiding her?”“Hiding? Wait, no, she wasn’t hiding, we-!” you try to protest.“You keep your filthy hands off her you goody two-shoes!” Shun-Shun shouts at Buula.The girl with the tail gets into a defensive stance, glaring VERY angrily at Basilea. Basilea returns it, getting into a defensive stance as well. She lets out a growling “YOU.” as her tail sways behind her. This girl feels… familiar. She’s in a red and black gi with yellow pads over her shoulders, an orange headband and yellow belt done up as a bow. There’s this look on her face like she’s just… extremely tired and yet filled with a cold fury.“Haru-Haru, Shun-Shun, Basilea, we’re taking you all in.”“I don’t think so! We finally found her, and we are rescuing this princess! Even if we have to fight ALL of you to do it! We’re gonna get her out of here!” Shun-Shun continues to protest.“Bra, Buula, wait!” mom calls to them. “Everyone, hold in a second!” The black-haired girl seems to flinch when she hears your mother’s voice, then flinch again when she sees you. “Let’s not start a fight right next to this hospital!”It finally connects. You move away from Basilea’s group and towards Buula’s, calmly to help ease the tension between the two groups, looking over this… older girl. This… older you. She acknowledges you with a sad smile. “Hey… me.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26… 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 this thread! We’ll be continuing tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3937652Oh snap, Future Peppa! Good times were had, thanks for running!
>>3937652PEPPA FIGHT PEPPA FIGHT PEPPA FIGHT PEPPA FIGHTHIT A PEPPAWITH ANOTHER PEPPA
>>3937652Thanks for the session! Talking to Basilea may be a bit like chewing glass, but damn if it isn't fun!
>>3937652"Coulda used you guys against Baby. What the hell?"
>>3937990You sound like a baby. "Waaaah, I need time travelers to deal with machine mutants!"
>>3938010Says the anon who whines literally every thread.
>>3937662>>3937788Glad to hear!>>3937674May be!>>3937990A good question to ask.And now, we are back!>>3937652“So has THIS been your game the whole time?!” Basilea yells at you furiously. “Get me to lower my guard and have them apprehend me?!”“What? No! No, I-!”“I don’t know exactly what game you’ve been playing here, but you’re done.” the older Peppa declares to Basilea. “It’s over! You gonna come quietly, or am I gonna have to beat your ass and drag you back?”Okay this is already weird. Do… do you really sound like that? Even if she’s supposed to be older that sounds… just, weird. Like when you’re talking on a recording but a bit higher pitched. Gah! No! FOCUS! “HOLD ON! This is one big misunderstanding!”“Buula, Bra, wait!” Mom stands beside you, trying to get them to calm down. “Peppa!”She flinches again. The twins protecting Basilea are a little confused, but they seem ready to leave. Buula’s head locks on to the pair of them. “Maple, we need to apprehend them before they get away again!”“Get away?” Basilea’s aura surges up. “You think I was hiding from you you Majin bitch?! AND YOU!” Basilea points hatefully at your counterpart. “I should have known you’d follow me! Your even more annoying little counterpart should have tipped me off!”The other Peppa gets this… intense look on her face. “So you wanted to mess with her again, even after her world finally got to enjoy some peace? No more! Not happening EVER again!”>A. All right, hold on, don’t leave just yet!>B. Basilea, get out of here!>C. Calm down, please! We can’t start fighting here!>D. Don’t let this get even worse than it already is, Clothes Beam both groups to hold them back>E. Something else?
>>3938507>A.>C.>E. Take a protective stance in front of Basilea in between Future Peppa.
>>3938507>E. "Sorry." Instant transmission to Bssilea, again taking her outside, tell her to hide her ki then port again somewhere remots.
>>3938507>E. Throw some lollipops in Majin's mouths. "Let's settle down a bit. Now, you all are here as Time Patrollers, but I am invoking a charter held supreme under Heaven:>"Budokai Tenkaichi Finals Article 3: The final winner of the Battle Royale will be awarded the title 'Champion of Earth.'>"Basilea is an Earthling, and falls under the Champion of Earth's protection. That would be me. She's caused a great deal of trouble in this realm, and I will see to it that she pays the price."
>>3938507>>3938524The lollipops are from a pediatrician receptionist's desk.And addendum:>E. "Basilea, Princess of Earth and Makai: You signed your consent to the rules of the Budokai Tenkaichi under the name 'Devil Mask,' and have violated 'Budokai Tenkaichi Article 6: A Contestant shall not taint the honor and dignity of the nation they are representing.' Cooperating with Baby violates this ruling by bring shame on Earth and maybe Makai."Peppa Mahogany: Space Attorney
>>3938524>>3938557Sure, support you can add it in as a joke to the end of mine.>>3938514
>>3938507>>3938514Supporting, though my write-in of defending Basilea the Earfling as Champion of Earf as her legal protection, I want to take that stance here.
>>3938564>>3938574I mean, quoting a tournament charter as a legal document IS absurd, so that part is a joke.
>>3938507“All right, hold on, don’t leave just yet!” you call out to Basilea’s group, but then stand between them and the Time Patrollers, taking a protective stance between them and Basilea specifically. “Everybody, calm down, please! We can’t start fighting here!”“Fighting? They’re going to get away!” the alternate you calls out.Right as they look like they’re about to teleport off, you pull out two lollipops you grabbed from a little basket at reception, removing the wrappers and tossing them at the twins in one quick motion. “Tenkaichi Budokai charter, finals, article 3: the final winner of the Battle Royale will be awarded the title of ‘Champion of Earth,’ ‘Strongest Under the Heavens.’” You point your thumb at your chest. “As Earth’s Champion, I have a responsibility to protecting the Earth. And as a fellow Earthling, Basilea falls under my protection too. She still has things she needs to answer for, yes, but I’m afraid I can’t let you guys just run off with her.”The alternate Peppa looks at you with surprise, the intense look on her face fading a bit, even recognizing those lines slightly… though not exactly as those of the Tournament’s rulebook. Buula raises an eyebrow, her stance easing. “Okay. What the hell are you doing?”“She’s trying to keep all of you starting a brawl in the middle of a hospital!” Maple replies, pointing at the Majin girl. “Just as I am.”Looking back to Basilea, you continue, “You signed your consent to the rules of the Budokai Tenkaichi under the name 'Devil Mask,' and-”“You can stop quoting dad’s show, me. I get what you’re trying to do.” Her tail sways and lashes slightly, the intensity returning to her face but without as much of the hostility you saw before. “Why are you protecting her?”“Because everyone’s just kinda rushing to a fight when we really, really don’t need to.” You hold your arms out. “Now, can you start explaining things?”Buula crosses her arms, then nods to Bra and Future Peppa. “All right. We have been trying to keep interventions to this timeline to a minimum, while still attempting to apprehend these Time Breakers. We’d located them a couple times, but they’re rather slippery. Seeing Basilea was on this world for some time meant she might not have a means of escaping. We suspect they were likewise responsible for a massive influx of Negative Energy from this point in time that was thrust into the space between time.”…Uh-oh.Basilea actually eases upon hearing that, tilting her head as she looks at you. “…Well?”>A. And you weren’t able to find her sooner, why, exactly?>B. She was working with Baby, but both him and some of the Machine Mutants that were working with him are gone now>C. Thaaaaat… was my bad, sorry. Basilea, we should tell them about the Black Star Dragon Balls you were trying to collect and what happened to them>D. Something else?
>>3938705>D. ...heh. AhahahahAHAHAHA! That was me! I'm bad in this timeline. Or maybe I'm good in this timeline, and bad to the rest of the timelines. I guess that makes this timeline the Pariah. Really makes ya think.
>>3938705>C. Thaaaaat… was my bad, sorry. Basilea, we should tell them about the Black Star Dragon Balls you were trying to collect and what happened to them
fiiiiinnne>>3938705>>C. Thaaaaat… was my bad, sorry. Basilea, we should tell them about the Black Star Dragon Balls you were trying to collect and what happened to them
Full Frontal: "What gives you the right to invade another's heart and soul?"Domon Kasshu: "Gundam Fight International Treaty Article Three!"
>>3938705You gulp and rub the back of your neck. “Eheh, well… about that…”“Yes. About that.” Basilea actually moves forward, causing the Time Patrollers to bring up their guards again.“Thaaaaaat… was my bad, sorry.” The trio of Time Patrollers look at you in shock. Glancing up at the red demon girl, you comment, “Basilea, we should clear up everything for them, tell them what you were trying to do with the Black Star Dragon Balls, and everything involving Baby.”“She doesn’t have to explain a damn thing to you!” Shun-Shun dashes in front of you… lollipop still in her mouth. “Or any of them for that matter!”“But I will. Because it sounds like you messed up, Son Peppa.”“Hey, don’t act like you’re some innocent party in all this!” you grumble at her. “Anyway, from the top…”And so you and Basilea go over everything. From you getting that letter from her, showing she was after the Dragon Balls, to her collecting them with the help of the Machine Mutants, helping spread some of them to civilian populations. Even involving Tarble, Kuriza, the Galactic Patrol, and more in her scheme to gather up all the dead galaxy’s Black Star Dragon Balls, and what her eventual goal with all of them ended up being. Overloading every other set of Dragon Balls with Negative Energy and doing what happened to the dead galaxy to the rest of the cosmos. Which in turn leads to how you stopped it, making a wish on the Black Star Dragon Balls yourself.“That’s when I asked the Denuen to remove all the negative energy from the Dragon Balls and shunt both it and all the Black Star Dragon Balls away forever. They went into this big, chasm-like void with these huge crystals in it-”“Ugh.” Buula smacks her face. “That would explain it. But that means we’ll have to deal with it soon…”“So, do you know what that place is?” Maple asks her.“The Chasm of Time. A place that… in a way isn’t supposed to exist. The Supreme Kai of Time sealed away a powerful, dangerous being outside of time about 75 million years ago, a threat to time itself. The greatest among our ranks managed to defeat that thing, but with all that Negative Energy built up in there… it’s going to cause problems. Problems we’ll need to fix.”Slouching and looking at her apologetically, you ask, “So… where does that leave you now? Basilea didn’t do it, it was my fault, and-”(cont.)
>>3938923“And from the sound of things she was still up to her old tricks.” the older Peppa comments. “Couldn’t handle facing us anymore and you took it out on her?”“Don’t act like you know me.” Basilea hisses in response.“I know what you think about me.” Her eyes narrow as her tail sways behind her. “And from the sound of things you kept up the petulant child act around her. Let me guess, you gave some big, long, infuriated rant when you were captured pointing out all the ‘flaws’ you saw in her group. Am I wrong?”You force yourself not to chuckle. “Weeeeell…”Basilea glares at her. “You know, she took it a lot better than YOU ever did.”And there’s that animosity coming back and… wow does that intense look on your counterpart’s face just look so eerie to you.>A. Are you still going to try to take her in, Buula?>B. Basilea, what do you want to do now? Return home, stay here, or let them take you?>C. Can, um, we talk for a bit, future me?>D. Do you guys need help dealing with the Black Star Dragon Balls and that Negative Energy in that Chasm of Time? It is kinda my fault…>E. Something else?
>>3938927>E. So, you're the killer I've been compared to?
>>3938927>B & D.
>>3938927To try and get your counterpart and Basilea from fighting again, you ask Buula, “Do you guys need help dealing with the Black Star Dragon Balls and the Negative Energy and everything in that Time Chasm, then? I mean, it is kinda my fault you even have to deal with it in the first place…”“We’ll keep the offer in mind, but for now, you should stick to this timeline.” she explains.“Were you really that busy that you couldn’t apprehend them sooner?” Maple questions. “And I don’t mean that you’re slacking, heck, we were able to stop all of them ourselves… more or less. Just, what’s been going on with you guys?”“Personally, it’s been less than a week since I got done dealing with Babidi and Buu in my timeline.” Bra comments. “And when I get to the Time Patrol, Freeza and Cooler were attacking their main base. Had to round them up. Also for some reason they were stealing track suits? Not… sure what that was about.”“If I see another tracksuit in my life I’m setting it on fire.” Buula grumbles. “But, yes.”“Woah woah woah, Freeza?” you and mom exclaim together. “And Cooler too?”“Ones from another timeline, don’t worry too much about that.” Buula waves her hand to dissuade your worries. “Only after that was all wrapped up were we able to check in on you guys. Boss was most worried about the Negative Energy, so Bra and I started some investigations into it. Upon learning Basilea was involved…”“I asked to join immediately, the moment I heard it from Gohan. She’s messed with your timeline before. If I’m able I’m not going to let her do that again. Not after all of you managed to prevent the worst from happening.” your counterpart declares.“Making up for your own screw-ups?” Basilea asks her snidely.Crossing her arms and giving Basilea a frigid glare, she asks, “So how badly did you get your ass beat here? You got captured by a younger me, failed your mission, and-”“And you did none of it. What’s it like, knowing you’re not only going to be in Gohan’s shadow forever, but now, even your own?” The demon girl looks down her nose at the older you.(cont.)
>>3939229https://youtu.be/z6mINWXz18wYou’re… not sure how you should take that. Was that her attempt at a compliment towards you, or just an insult towards her. Either way they’re at it again and oh god it’s going to keep happening. Break it up, quick! “Basilea, what do you want to do now? Return home like you said, with your friends? Stay here and try to make up for what you’ve done wrong? Or let them take you and face their judgement?”“I…” Basilea takes a step back, looking at Haru-Haru and Shun-Shun.“Come on, B! Let’s blow this joint!” Shun-Shun yells out.“Wait! Don’t you even think about it!” Buula gets ready to dash at them.“...Peppa.” Basilea closes her eyes.“Yes?” you and your counterpart answer, then look to each other awkwardly.“Give me one hour to answer that. Haru-Haru, Shun-Shun, I thank you for your attempt to rescue me. But I… I want you to trust me on this. I need to talk with the two of you as well.”“But B! You know what Towa will do if you’re not back!” Shun-Shun declares.“And that’s why I ask for this. One hour.”The purple twin of the pair gives her a soft smile. “As you wish, Princess Basilea. One hour.”The older Peppa looks at her in disbelief. Buula and Bra are suspicious, but the pink girl seems to be willing to give her this chance. “One hour. Don’t go anywhere. We’ll know if you do.”There’s still tension in the air, but you and mom approach the other Peppa. The intensity in her eyes fades just a bit. “…Hey.”“Hey. So… can we talk for a bit, future me? I’m sure you’ve got as many questions as I have.”She nods. “Yeah. For a bit.”>A. Ask her about what everyone’s like in her time!>B. So… what did Basilea do to you? You’re SUPER on-edge and a lot of it just seems to stem from her>C. Could… talk about some relationships. Basilea hinted at hers going… bad, and you’re probably one of the few she’d be willing to talk about them with>D. Digging the outfit, actually, what did you base it on?>E. Something else?Write-ins encouraged. That said…>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26… 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! Gonna be doing things a little different here, leaving the vote open until we continue tomorrow, which we’ll be doing starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3939233Have a good night!
>>3939233Thanks for running, Kato! Pretty near seeing this alternate Peppa.>B.We've heard hints before, but let's get it right from her. Basilea knew her, something happened between them, and now she looks like she's out for blood.>C.But do so tactfully, don't just blurt things out. Bring up the chats with Keli, the post-tournament date, all the worries. Then, if she's okay with all of it, ask for some advice.>E.Twofold question: ask her if there's anything she would like to tell us, any advice or directions she'd like to give. Then, ask her if there's anything SHE wants to ask us. From training and techniques to even simple things like shows and games. She seems to be very focused on this world being more peaceful, so let's offer to show her some of the results of that.
>>3939233>E. So... you killed her dog? What the hell?
>>3939233>B.>C. >E. "Did you guys have to fight Baby and Hatchiyak?"
>>3939233>B. "What could make someone so sensible and attractive act so single-mindedly?">C. Find out what makes Basilea spit epithets like sunflower seed shells. Maybe let Time Pepptrol know you've found someone special and it is actually working out pretty well.>E. Try to delicately probe what led this Peppa away from sticking close to family into this wild multiversal Time Patrol situation.
>>3939251Thank you!>>3939473Thanks for playing!Also my apologies, it's gonna get a bit to write this all up. We'll be starting soon. Sorry about this.
>>3940625It's all good Kato, take your time.
Hooh. Fair warning, this is a long one, but now, we are back!>>3939233You and your counterpart sit together on a bench overlooking a pond, Buula keeping an eye on Basilea as she talks with the Majin twins. Mom and Bra catch up some too, with the blue-haired girl curious about Vegeta, and Maple more than happy to give her the full story on what happened with him recently. So, that leaves you and… you.“God, where do I even start?” you wonder aloud.Glancing at Basilea briefly, she comments, “Could start with me and her. I’m a little surprised you tried to stand up for her myself.”“All right. So… what DID Basilea do to you? Because you are SUPER on-edge and a lot of it seems to stem from her. What could make someone so sensible and attractive act so… I dunno, single-mindedly?” You tap your chin with your finger.She snort-laughs at that, not quite expecting the compliment. “Saying something like that is just a little vain, isn’t it?”“Question stands.” You cross your arms. “What’s the deal?”https://youtu.be/OFIW0seuou8“We… first met when I was a bit younger than you are now. I tried being nice to her, and while kinda… haughty and selfish, she tolerated me for a while. Almost came to see me as a friend. Then something… just happened to her. Most likely Towa scolding and indoctrinating her, but… to me, it was just so sudden. She actively tried to hurt all of us as much as she could, and I’d be the one who’d try to stop her every time. Wasn’t… always successful at that. Gohan would have to bail me out sometimes. One time she went after Videl, gloating about how easy it all was, and how soon Baby would find us thanks to her, and… and I just snapped.” The older Peppa looks down into the water. “I beat her mercilessly. I had enough of her demeaning us, of her sadism and I just… I didn’t stop. Gohan kept calling to me, but I didn’t listen. I kinda… lost control, and it went from me just trying to stop her, to me trying to make her suffer.”You feel yourself sink back a bit. Might not have gone that far, but… this is ringing a few bells for you. Right when you felt Gohan… felt Gohan die. That… probably gave her some flashbacks. “…Videl, huh?”She flinches. “I… said some dumb things when I started beating Basilea. Things that I only made worse afterward. Videl was… not exactly receptive to how I felt about her. I saw this… this fear in her eyes. Arguments started, between me and her, and then me and Gohan, and finally me and everyone. It felt like nobody was taking my side, everyone was turning against me. And this nagging bit in my mind told me it was all her fault.” Your counterpart shakes her head. “I rashly went out on my own. I… I just kept blaming everything on her, and I wanted to put a stop to her. For good.” She then gets… real quiet.“...Didn’t go so well?” you ask hesitantly.(cont.)
>>3940719She shakes her head. “No. They kinda… had to drag me back kicking and screaming, barely holding on. It was a trap. No one-on-one like my mind convinced me she wanted. I got ambushed and nearly taken by Baby’s forces. All the while she was mocking me and calling me a failure… among, well, less polite things.”“Feh, yeah, she’s got a tendency towards that.” You rub the back of your neck.“I’ve… never really forgiven her for any of that. And when Gohan told me she’d been in your timeline too, I just… I didn’t want her to repeat with you what happened to me.” Placing her hands together, a soft but melancholic smile appears on her face. “Gohan never told mom why I never joined him and Pantea, did he?” A shake of your head is all she needs to continue. “I just… couldn’t face her. Not until I knew I’d gotten over myself.”“And Videl?” You’re probably one of the few people she’s willing to talk to about this fully. Really should let her.Future Peppa nods, replying quietly. “Yeah. It… stung. Still stings a bit when I think about it. It was like our friendship was tarnished, and it was all on me. Took years to rebuild some of that trust. Just… all I’d been through, all she’d been through, and then rejection on top of it all, all of it went pretty bad.”“Did… did Basilea ever show… interest?” you ask hesitantly. “Because she seems a bit too specific with her insults sometimes. Feels like a bit of projecting, if you ask me.”“Even if she did at some point, I’d want nothing to do with her.” Tilting her head, some of the tension on her face fades, eyes not as cold or intense as before, but still very tired. “So. What’s her name?”https://youtu.be/YDby9c3hnGM“E-eh?”“You know mine. I wanna know yours. Who’ve you got a crush on?” She pats your shoulder reassuringly.Bashfully, you poke your hands together and smile, blushing. “…Cocoa. Cocoa Amaguri. And… it’s not just crush. She’s my… my girlfriend.”Your counterpart’s a little surprised by that. “Wow. Really?”“Y-yeah. We’re actually going to have our third date this Thursday.”The hand on your shoulder gives it a gentle squeeze. “Good for you.”“...She’s not alive in your timeline, is she?” You glance at her.With a sigh, Future Peppa gives a low, “No… she… she didn’t make it.” Yet, she keeps smiling. “Don’t focus on that, though. I’d like to know more.”(cont.)
>>3940724“Heh, where to start? Oh, actually, see, there were these ninja…”“Ninja?”“Yeah! Ninja! After the Dragon Balls! And you see…”You recount everything from that point, how you started to realize your feelings for Cocoa were more than just those of friendship, how you talked with Keli about them and how she encouraged and supported you, how you worried you went a bit too quickly with her and how you… kinda embarrassed her during her play. But your friends and family supported you. And… well, now you’ve had your first kiss. There’s a warmth on your counterpart’s face that you can tell hasn’t really been there in quite a while as she listens to you.“…And well, that’s that. Our world is at peace. For now. Sure there’s still Towa out there and probably some other threat on the horizon, but Baby’s dead. Vegeta and I made sure of that.” Leaning back, you ask her, “What about all of you? You beat Baby and Hatchiyak and them, right?”“Gohan did, yeah. We helped, but it was him who finally put Baby down. Hell of a thing to see, the person who’d been trying so damn hard to capture the lot of us, who held such power over all of us, finally stopped. His tyrannical regime toppled once and for all. And…” She looks to Buula, who’s definitely been listening in, and then shakes her head when your counterpart is about to add something to that. “…Anyway. I’m glad. Glad everything’s working out for you. Glad it was Gohan and Pantea who went back.”Resting your cheek on your chin, you ask, “Still some tension with all of them, huh? That another reason why you’re with these Time Patrollers?”“Not… exactly. Sure, some tension’s still there, though the oldest wounds have finally healed, I think. But personally, I just wanna… move on from things, I guess. Our time’s finally able to know peace. I want to try something new, find my own path.”(cont.)
>>3940725“Say I want to try and find MY own path. Any advice on that?” you ask. “I’ve got some ideas of my own, sure, but… hey, your perspective is one I’d really like to know.”“Heh… well. Maybe a few things. Don’t try to take the weight of the world on your shoulders. Allow yourself time to enjoy life. And…” Future Peppa takes a deep breath. “Protect her, but don’t smother her. Be her partner, as much her friend as you were before, just… moreso. You’re lucky to have someone like her. And… she’s lucky to have someone like you. Cherish that and let the both of you grow together.”“Thank you.” You give her a hug. “So… one last thing. Is there anything you’ve wanted to ask me? Training, techniques, hell, what shows or games I like! Come on, I know you’ve gotta be a little curious.”She laughs. “Okay, I’ll bite. Games, shows?”“Ahem!” You clear your throat, and with your best singing voice, start off, “I wanna be, the very best!~” You pause to let her continue the lyric.“...Like no one ever was?” she continues, surprised.“To catch them is my real test!~”“To train them is my cause. Heh.”And then the pair of you continue, singing the full song, high-fiving at the end. “Heck yeah! Oh wow, you probably don’t have anything past Gen… 2? 3? Aaaaah, there are even more now! And later this year we’re gonna get remakes of Gen 2! Oh wow, and I bet you never played Drill Dozer, or Brawl, or Okami, or-!”“Slow down, slow down! Haha!” She raises her hands. “Actually… have you managed Telekinesis yet?”“Ehhhh… no, not really. Just never got around to it.” you admit.“Tell you what. Mom’s not let you skip out on Equivalent Exchange, right? You share a technique with me you think would help, and I’ll teach you.”Ooh, there’s an idea…>A. Show her the Spiral Breaker!>B. Warp Cyclone! That’s a fun one!>C. Clothes Beam? Clothes Beam>D. Say, wanna bring back a console and some games? It’ll help whenever you get bored>E. Something else?
>>3940727Kato does she know either ki mines or the limit break by chance?
>>3940732She knows neither.
>>3940734>E. Offer Ki mine but tell her about the Limit Break so we have something for her to wanna come back to learn if she has the time.
>>3940727>E. No, thanks. I'm not that interested in Telekinesis. Do you have anything else?
>>3940727>E. "Has Towa ever been known to shapeshift or use illusions?"
>>3940738Seconding this.Also mention the potential of clothes beam, I assume she can learn it from someone in her own time.
>>3940727>D.And this >>3940738
>>3940727>>3940738Also see what else she can offer, we've got a few to trade.
>>3940727Cancelling >>3940739Instead ask>E. "Isn't telekinesis for ranged fighters like Chiaotzu? I 'm more of a getting up close and nothin' personal kid."I didn't know the Melee applications of TK before Sword pointed them out to me.>D. Say, wanna bring back a console and some games? It’ll help whenever you get boredAnd supporting >>3940738
Rolled 14, 15, 8 = 37 (3d20)Okay then, roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 11 for both!
Rolled 19, 1 = 20 (2d20)>>3940764
Rolled 7, 4 = 11 (2d20)>>3940764
Rolled 20, 16 = 36 (2d20)>>3940764
>>3940759If its not too late, i'll support.
Rolled 13, 2, 7 = 22 (3d20)>>3940765>>3940766>>3940767Passed both! Nice job! Writing...
>>3940727“Okay! Have YOU figured out Ki mines?” you ask your counterpart.“Ki… mines?” She raises an eyebrow.“OOOH! Well now I gotta show you! Come on!” Your hand grabs her wrist as you stand, leading her away. Once you get a good distance away from the hospital, you form a small orb of Ki in your hand. You then toss it at the ground, but instead of exploding, it digs into it a bit. You then back away, waiting for a moment, and then letting it detonate, a small explosion leaving a baseball-sized hole in the ground.“Huh. A bit like mom’s Spirit Bits, then?”You grin wide at her. “Sorta! The trick is setting them just right so they’ll detonate when a foe comes along. But you can adjust how strong they are, just gotta keep a little focus on them. Come on, give it a try!”And so you both get to teaching one another, you impressing your counterpart quite a bit as you show off the Ki Mines, getting into when you used them against Videl in the Tournament. What’s more, she seems to pick up on them with ease. Heh. Might be from another timeline, but… well, you’re still “you” even with all the differences. That said, you’re curious…“So, why Telekinesis? Ain’t that more of a long-range technique? I guess there are some more practical benefits, but are you sure that’s the one you wanna go with?”Future Peppa looks at you curiously, then gives a little wave of her hand. A large, soft, apple-like fruit of some kind clonks you on the head. Ow! You look up, and see you’re under a tree full of them. “Well, among other things, it allows you to grab things from afar. Can call for your Power Pole and pull it right back to you. It also actually helps your reflexes.”Still rubbing your head, you ask, “Wait, really?”“Yep. Subtle bits of Telekinetic control for your limbs, in addition to helping you get a better feel for your surroundings. Something mom figured out when she was younger.”“Huh. Yeah that is pretty useful.” Damn, really should have tried this before.“Indeed.” She smirks. Another oversized apple falls, but you move out of the way this time. “Hey, you’re learning already.”It’s a bit harder, but you do manage to get some very basic bits understood. Definitely room for improvement, but now you know some Ki-based telekinesis, even picking up one of those apples she dropped. Woohoo! “Heh, of course, those Ki mines aren’t the only thing I’ve been able to manage. You ever learn the Super Kaio-ken?”“’Super’ Kaio-ken?” she repeats.“Using it while in Super Saiyan!”Narrowing her eyes, she comments, “Wouldn’t that… you know, kinda kill you?”(cont.)
>>3940858“I mean if you overuse it then yeah, but dad and I have managed something with it. I’ve even taken it a bit further. Applied the idea of it without completely tapping into it when transformed, instead using it to kinda overclock the power of a Super Saiyan.” With a cool, confident smirk, you tell her, “I call it… Limit Breaker.”“And that’s what you used to beat Baby?” she asks.“Mhmm! That, and I kicked Vegeta’s butt with it.” you add.“Heh, I’ll keep that in mind.”You place your hands behind your neck as you walk towards her, tail swaying behind you. “Say… you, um, want a console to bring back? And some games? It’ll help whenever you get bored. And… well, maybe serve as a little reminder of what you and everyone managed to accomplish.”Softly smiling, she nods. “I’d like that, but what-?”“Okay, be RIGHT back!” Placing your fingers on your forehead, you try and find one of the game store clerks you know, especially since stores should be open by now. Let’s see… where… AHA! You’re gone for about 10 minutes, grabbing a handful of games and a brand new DS Lite, teleporting back and handing them to her in a Capsule case. “Here you go! I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of them.”Looking down at the Capsule, her eyes water a little. She mutters out a low “Thanks.” and puts it in her pocket.The two of you are called back. Seems Basilea’s made her choice. Her eyes stare daggers into your counterpart as she approaches, though they’re far more neutral when looking at you. “…I’m not going to pretend that you all apprehending me is something I’d allow, Time Patrollers. But… I’m not in favor of just listening to Towa’s every whim. I won’t stay here. I’m going to return to my own time.”Buula, Bra, and the other you all look at her angrily, ready to tackle her down if she tries to escape. “And keep trying to mess with this timeline?” Future Peppa asks her coldly.“No.” Basilea replies surprisingly. “Peppa. I’ll take what you said to heart. I am going to train. I still want to show you that you should never take me lightly. But you have my word that I am not going to try something like this again. And if Towa takes issue with that… I’ll become capable enough to make sure she can’t force me to do so.”Buula skeptically glares at her. “And these two are just going to go along with this?”“Eh, we’re here to rescue our Princess. So long as we keep her from your filthy hands, we’re happy.” Shun-Shun replies, sticking out her blue tongue, placing her hand on Basilea’s thigh. “Towa’s probably going to have some plans for us, but we’ll respect Basilea’s decision, so long as it means us leaving with her.”(cont.)
>>3940859“I don’t trust your word even the slightest bit.” the taller you tells Basilea. “But I guess I’m not the one you’re directing it towards.” She looks at you. “It’s on you… Peppa. Are you okay with this?”Well... hmm...>A. It’s acceptable. See you next time you’re ready to face me, Basilea>B. Basilea you’re just running away. Stay here, please!>C. Can’t say I am, but do I have a choice?>D. Deal… so long as you promise to leave my counterpart alone too>E. Something else?
>>3940860>A, D, E.Offer to hand shake on it.
>>3940859>A.>D.>E. Hug her.
>>3940860>E. I got pretty lucky with my timeline, huh? Hmm... I'd wager that since Fate has it out for you in your timeline, then why not look for better opportunities in other timelines? I managed to find a better option in my timeline, so you could happen upon something, even if it's about as rare as a... Blue moon.Teasing, then serious.>You know, I really do have it good in this world. The skills I've learned, the strength I've earned, the friends I've made... they're all because other people worked to make this the Best of all possible worlds. I have Bra and your Gohan and Pantea to thank for that. And the other one, Tree? Victor? Whatever his name was.>And the other time traveler who made this the Best timeline. Granted, she keeps trying to make it the Worst timeline, but all her warnings, some of her many criticisms, and just all around unpleasantness, she served as a negative example of one who does things on their own to prove a point, who only acts on anger, and the pointlessness of making others suffer when those she targets aren't the ones who did anything wrong.>So, even if she is a punk, her negative example of trying to be a negative influence looped back around to ultimately being a positive influence on me.>That's my answer to "Why I would protect her."
>>3940860>A.>D.>E. She has to seal it with a ridiculous handshake to prove she's at least a little over herself.
>>3940869Ridiculous handshake that turns into hug?
>>3940867If we can pare this down a little, I'm cool with it. Time Pepptrol needs a liiittle scolding.
>>3940867Maybe save this for Alt N Peppa after Basilea is gone.
>>3940885>>3940887Sounds reasonable. Wouldn't want Basilea standing by going "OOOOHHH!" "Now you fucked up, now you fucked up!"Which part could be taken out?
>>3940891Maybe cut the teasing opening, it's a good time to be sincere, but yeah, definitely not in front of the miscreant with an axe to grind.
>>3940860>>3940867>>3940896Gonna cut the teasing opening.
>>3940860“One condition. You promise to leave her alone too. I’ve got the full story from you both. I see both sides to this. And I don’t want you messing with her or anyone close to her again.” Crossing your arms, you explain, “Agreeing to this also means you get more time to focus on training yourself. And that means you can further your own goals. So, we have a deal?”Giving one last glare at your counterpart, Basilea closes her eyes and sighs out, “Deal.”“Good! Now, Universal Greeting Dance and handshake to accept it!” you declare.Basilea lets out a flat “What.”Buula actually smirks at that, somehow completely aware of what you’re about to do. “You heard her.”“Repeat after me! Ah-he-hem!” You raise and lower your arms, palms forward to Basilea, thumbs covering your index and pinky fingers, then extend all but your middle and thumb, then clench the index, middle, and ring fingers with your thumb and pinky out, shaking your hands as you wave them and skipping in place, and finally finish with your hands forward like you’re about to high-five her, left leg bent at the knee. “Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong!” Maple looks at you with pride, eyes watering up like she’s about to cry, even giving you a supportive clap.“That is the absolute dumbest thing I have ever seen.” she states, tone still flat and blank, more like she’s commenting on an easily observable fact.“What, don’t think you can do it?” your counterpart asks with a snarky, arrogant tone.“Come on, it’s easy!”The Majin twins, though trying very hard to keep a straight face, are forced to hold back a giggle. Basilea resigns herself to this fate, just so it means leaving. She repeats the motions you preform, irritation in her voice but nonetheless allowing it to go through. The two of you finish by first high-fiving, then shaking hands. “Are we done?”https://youtu.be/QgWL-vyV7r0You give Basilea a hug, the demon girl freezing up as you do. “Yeah. Take care, Basilea. And good luck.”She blushes slightly and pushes you off her and grumbles out a “Whatever” as she stands by Haru-Haru and Shun-Shun. The three teleport away, finally gone.(cont.)
>>3940925“I’m genuinely surprised she agreed to that.” the other you comments. “And that you’ve honestly tried to protect her like this, in spite of everything she’s done. Everything you know about her.”“I guess… maybe I’m just lucky I have it so good in this world, this timeline. I owe what I am to the warning your Gohan gave us, and to Bra and her brothers and Buula looking out for us. But I owe her too, in a way. She… I guess was an example of what not to be. Of what would happen if I didn’t accept the help of others, and just let anger take hold. If I weren’t kind and polite, and just let a sense of superiority take over. I won every fight I ended up in against her, because I didn’t act like her. I tried to be better than her… and wanted to show her that she could be better too.” Hands behind your back, you stare up into the starry sky. “She had a positive influence on me. I wanted to be a positive influence on her. That’s why I’d protect her like that. So she can be better.”Future Peppa sighs. “You’re a good deal more mature than I was at your age, I’ll give you that.”Mom walks over and pulls the both of you in for a hug. “You did good. Both of you. Proud of you, Peppa.”https://youtu.be/4wVhc6gGJjAThe two of you nod at her… and then that’s when you finally notice something. “Aha! I knew it!” They both look at you with confusion. “I’m gonna get taller than you, mom!”Maple hangs her head. “Gods damn it…” Your counterpart snort-laughs once more. “Don’t get too proud of it. Izzy’s still taller. Bit taller than Bulma, actually.”And for some reason, you think you hear your uncle laughing.>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3940926Fantastic.Fun as always and things went pretty smoothly. All in all, good session.
>>3940926Yup, nice to have a cooldown thread, though even with less action this situation has been very intriguing!
>>3940926Such a nerd.
>>3940926Kato you wonderful nerd. Thank you for running. Was very nice seeing Peppa interact with Basilea and her future self.Also, question, what games did she give Future Peppa? ...Would Bra like some?
>>3940926Oh, I'm guessing Future Peppa doesn't know the ninja ki hiding trick either.We should hold that for another move from her too.
Rolled 4 (1d20)
>>3940927>>3940928>>3940930>>3940932Glad y'all are having fun! Thank you all for playing!>Also, question, what games did she give Future Peppa? ...Would Bra like some?Good question. Gimme a list, what DS and GBA games would Peppa want to give to her future self, aside from those already mentioned? Also, Bra isn't really used to videogames, though she's seen the Time Patrol start to talk about a certain simulation game...Anyway, we are back!>>3940926“Well, that sounds like quite a morning.” Keli comments to you, taking a sip from her drink. You sit with her at a cafe in Mifan, Tien’s students apparently having the day off to try and recuperate. “You do anything else before they left?”“Well, apparently Bra was glad to see how much I’d improved. She was really curious about Vegeta and Baozi. Told her about his Primal Super Saiyan thing, and Buula made this face like she was going to get in trouble. Didn’t really say why, but… eh. Oh! Bra did find out about Super Saiyan 3 on her own, but she recommended to me to try doing more with Super Saiyan 2 first. She’s also planning on trying to find her timeline’s Broly with the help of her allies.”“Why would Buula be worried about Vegeta’s big monkey form?” Keli asks“She didn’t say. Other me was curious about it too. Hmm… what else… oh, right, mentioned that Ki hiding trick Cocoa picked up from the ninja and I learned to her. She thought that was kinda neat.”“Mh.” Keli takes another sip. “I’m still not sure about those ninja.”“Why, they up to something?”She puts her drink down, fingers running through her silver hair. “Last I heard they were trying to convince Trip that they could keep those sealed foes they snuck out of the Lookout safe, away from prying eyes. I’m not entirely sure that’s the only reason they’re bargaining to keep ‘em.” She then shrugs. “Or maybe I’m just being overly distrustful. We have some other things to worry about, I guess. And… eh, enough about this. Are you going to try to manage that form Vegeta unlocked? And how about you and Cocoa?” A sly smile appears on her face. “Any special plans?”>A. Actually, I’d rather try to find my own path than ape Vegeta’s. Plus, the thought of having all that bodyhair gives me the heebie jeebies…>B. Bet I could if I really gave it a shot… eh, we’ll see>C. Cocoa, uh… asked me out on a date, this Thursday. Aaaaaand… I got my first kiss>D. What about you and Melee? Doing anything special with her?>E. Something else?
>>3941697>A & C.>I got that advice to focus on the second form for a reason, I figure.
>>3941697>A. Maybe achieve it once to see the hype, but then figure out another path. Primal power could come in handy. Other SSJ 2 focus is fine.>C. >E. "What about your training?"
>>3941697>A, C, D.
>>3941697>>3941719Comparing love notes!
>>3941717I'll add the write in here about primal, might as well unlock it if we can. At least we can figure out if it includes something to cover our modesty. Has Vegta been able to access the form again without heading to low earth orbit?
>>3941697Summon Night: Swordcraft Story and Astro Boy: Omega Factor.>>3941717>>3941719Supporting.>E. What do demons like? Like, not silver-blondes, I mean hobbies, interests, food.
>>3941697>B. Bet I could if I really gave it a shot… eh, we’ll see>C. Cocoa, uh… asked me out on a date, this Thursday. Aaaaaand… I got my first kiss
>>3941697“Well, maybe I’ll give it a try, see if I can unlock it, but actually, I’d rather find my own path. I don’t want to ape Vegeta’s.” you reply.Keli gives a quick laugh. “Cute.”“I know I am. But really, if I could find a way to use some of that power without going all hairy, I’d be happy. I’ll focus on Super Saiyan 2 and continue from there. Plus, if I’m being honest? The thought of all that bodyhair gives me the heebie jeebies…” You temporarily imagine what you’d look like with it, then shudder, rubbing your arms. So much hair.Keli giggles. “Now that you mention it, yeah, that would be a hassle to deal with.” Her hand pats her bare thigh. “I put in enough work to keep mine nice and smooth.”“For Melee?” you ask with a sly smile, Keli blushing. “How’ve the two of you been, anyway?”“Ah ah! I asked you about Cocoa first.” She points at you. “Now spill it.”Chuckling nervously, you reply in a near-mumbling tone, “Aheh heh heh, w-well… Cocoa asked me out on a date this Thursday.” Keli’s face lights up. “And… I, well, I got my first kiss.”You could swear she’s holding back a very excited, girly squeal of joy when she hears that. Keli tries to straighten her back a little. “And how was it?”Your face in your hands, you shake your head back and forth. “Even thinking about it makes me feel like it’s suddenly 10 degrees warmer and like there are butterflies in my stomach and I’m suddenly a kilogram or two lighter and…” And you start to ramble, flustered, for half a minute.“Okay, okay, I get it! Haha…” Keli holds her hands up. “Certainly a bit less awkward than mine.”“Ahem! Hem! Ha! Hokay!” You clear your throat. “So, you got to hear from me. How about you and Melee?”She rests her cheek on her palm. “Been seeing each other when we can, but things have gotten seriously busy for her. Prince Beelzebub has been preparing for things down in the Demon Realm, trying to consolidate his things, make sure all his alliances and everything are secure. Melee and Gola have been running all over the place.” Keli runs her fingers through her hair again. “Want to be able to do something to help her relax, when she can, but… I dunno. It’s hard. And I… I guess I’m worrying about her.”“Ah.” Well. That snapped you back to normal. “Well, what about your training? How’s that been coming along?”“Decent enough that I was able to make a difference when we took back Mifan. But getting the feeling that I’m not improving as much as I should be.” she admits.>A. All right. Then let’s train together! Come on! Right now!>B. Betcha the World Champ can give you some pointers. What are you struggling with the most?>C. Keli, what kind of things does she like? You know, food, hobbies, etc. Maybe you could do something for her>D. Something else?
>>3941750Those are some good ones.
>>3941809>B.>C.>D. Maybe exchange those fightan pointers for date ideas? Cool places to take Cocoa.
>>3941809Supporting >>3941818Equivalent Exchange!
>>3941809>>3941818Supporting, though it's kinda embarrassing that the martial artist who's been doing her thing a whole lot longer is the only one receiving techniques.Has she shown any unique ones in past fights?
>>3941809https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zcv5rr4UkMYou smirk. “Betcha the World Champ can give you some pointers. What are you struggling with the most?”Keli rubs the back of her neck, then takes a sip from her drink. “Mh. Well. I’m… actually trying a few things Melee has shown me. The MP Buster specifically. I’ve been trying to combine that Magic with some of the other skills we’ve been developing. Some Ki binding techniques. Heh, ‘s actually something Vegeta came up with, but Baozi kinda showed off to us after he combined it with the Dodonpa.”“Wait, really?” you ask in surprise. “Well now you’ve got me curious. Come on, let’s see.”Keli brings up a finger, Ki concentrating around the tip. She circles it around, forming a ring of energy above her finger. She flings it towards the ground, the ring getting stick in the dirt. Huh. “It’s able to restrict someone’s movements if you manage to get it on the limbs. Problem is, if you try to mix in Magic with it, it fades pretty quickly. What I’ve been trying to do is use it to deplete the energy of whoever it catches. But it can’t manage such a thing for long.”Hmm. An energy-draining binding technique. That IS a pretty tricky thing to do, but it’s also a pretty smart one. Maybe… wait, got an idea! You fire off a clothes beam at the circle of energy stuck in the dirt. Giving it a tug, and being a little surprised it’s kinda hard to pull out of the ground, you’re able to tug it free, taking a bit of the dirt with it. You then twirl the rope around. “Here’s an idea. Maybe it can’t continually drain something because you can’t keep applying the Magic to it.”“Oh?” Keli leans back.“Instead of a simple ring or bind… try and make it a lasso. Continually apply the MP Buster as long as you’ve got that energy lasso in hand. Whatcha think?” You let the Ki ring finally fall, this time with it breaking once it hits the ground. Hm. Maybe watch the durability on ‘em too.“I think there’s a reason you’re champ.” She ruffles your hair affectionately. “That’s a great idea. Thanks, Peppa.”(cont.)
>>3941923https://youtu.be/iB8WDmAI9jA“Sooo… Melee helped you come up with this idea, huh?” you ask slyly.“Oi. Don’t start.” Keli pouts.You giggle. “Really though, do you two spend a lot of time developing your skills together?”“I mean… kinda, yeah.” Her finger fidgets with her drink’s straw.Leaning forward with your chin on your knuckles, you ask, “Well… what else does she like to do with ya? What does she like? Foods, hobbies, come on, gotta be something. Maybe something you can do with her.”“W-well… a few things.” Keli responds with a low voice. “She has a few foods she really likes. Got a bit of a sweet tooth, actually. And though she might not be very… up front with it, she’s quite into fashion.”Oooh, now you’re getting somewhere! “Fashion, huh?”“I mean, she’s learned the Clothes Beam so it’s not exactly something hard for her, but she does like looking pretty. Rather fond of some… uh… lacy stuff.” Keli mumbles that last sentence.“You know, being off-world gave me a few glimpses into other worlds’ senses of fashion. Maybe you could look into some of those places. And hey, Mifan’s got a spaceport with lots of shops from off-world. Good place to start.” A devious grin on your face, you add, “Maybe you could even model for her~”Keli laughs nervously, mumbling something under her breath. “A-all right, I’ll… think about it.”“Now though, you gotta help me with some ideas!” you declare, sitting back. “I gave you some fighting pointers and date tips. Your turn.”(cont.)
>>3941925Her flustered look fades, her confidence returning, her eyes narrowing as a devious smirk appears on her face. “Tell me, have you tried a beach date yet?”“W-well, no, this’ll be our third…”“Well now you’ve gotta. Still got some summer left, kiddo, use it wisely and soak up that sun.” Tapping her lips contemplatively, Keli then adds, “Got quite a few places you could go, so you better try at least one while you have the chance.”“Okay, okay, beach date!” You throw your hands up. “What else?”She starts listing places off on her fingers, “Sasebo is a little chilly this time of year but has a very nice music festival, Dream Land’s opening up some new attractions like a rather romantic gondola ride around the place, Mifan’s zoo actually has a few animals from off-world, though if you want I’m sure you could get permission for a tour around Monster Island too, I’ve heard there are a few places with really soothing hot springs…”“H-hot springs might be a bit much.” you mumble.“Laaaast but not least…” Keli points her fingers at you. “Don’t overthink it. Keep her input in mind. Surprises can be nice, but constant surprises and expensive dates can come off a little too strong. Have a back and forth between the both of you. Also… I’m getting the idea that she’s actually pretty forward with what she wants.”“W-what do you mean by that?” you stutter.“The way mentioned getting your first kiss. She initiated, didn’t she?” Her eyebrows raise, knowing the answer already.“Th-that… w-well…” You pout, flustered.“Yep.” She boops your nose. “Thought so. While I’m betting she likes that she can make you melt in her hands, don’t be afraid to be a little forward yourself.” She pinches at the air. “Little, though.”“Okay. Okay! Yeah!” You stand and stretch. “Thanks, Keli. You’re a big help.”“Glad to help. Plus, it’s fun seeing how easy it is for our little Champ to get worked up.” The silver-haired lady winks at you.“H-HEY!” Oh that…! Ah nevermind. You roll your eyes. “Bye, Keli. Good luck with training.”“Good luck with your daaaate!~”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun? Also, tomorrow, switch to Gohan or Izumi?
>>3941926Good session Kato! I'm thinking Izzy first, especially if Gohan comes back at the end of his turn. Wanna save that because it changes everything else maybe.
>>3941926Laser lassos.I do want to have Otherworld adventures with Gohan, like visiting dead relatives and teachers and fighters. I also want to do the Scavenger Hunt with Izumi, if it's okay.Either sounds fine.Have a good night!
>>3941926Never took Keli for an Amazon, but hey, Magic Lasso is a cool idea. Had lots of fun, Kato! Thanks for runming! It's good seeing Keli and Peppa interact like this, they're fun together.I'm good with Izzy tomorrow.
>>3941926Fun is yes.I'm a little more excited about Gohan's ridiculous wide array of possibilities at the moment, myself.
Alright we've got a split, so I'll change my Izzy vote to Gohan. >>3941927Hopefully afterlife shenanigans last a while.
It's pretty weird trying to romance someone who's older than you. Maple pulled it off, but she and Goku grew up together. We didn't grow up with Pantea or Tapion, and they're already mature. How do we compete when they already have an impression of the MCs as mere kids? Like, I don't know how to begin with something like that in either Izumi's or Gohan's case.Plus there's that whole "gotta get back, back to the past, warrior Tap" thing.
>>3941926Izzy's loads of fun lets do her next
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3941926Good run, Kato. I'll let the dice decide on Gohan or Izzy.1 Gohan2 Izzy
Fucks sake people, tied again. >>3941927>>3941957These are me, going back to Izzy.
>>3941927>>3941938>>3941939>>3941948>>3942450>>3942456>>3942590>>3942656Glad y'all had fun! And okay, we will be switching over to Izzy tonight!We're back!>>3941926https://youtu.be/w4u-yApD-9I“So he went with those Kai guys, huh?” Sachie asks.“Tapion and Minotia explained their situation to the Supreme Kai, and while I’m not sure I got all of what they were talking about, but from the sound of things, the Supreme Kai was willing to take the two of them with him to train.” You shrug. “For what, I’m not 100% sure. But Tapion was certainly honored by it. Plus, Gohan has someone he can kinda talk to while he’s… well, waiting to come back.”“It’s a real shame. I hoped we could spend some more time together before Sachie and I went back.” Zarid comments.“Yeah. But hey, no need to dwell on the negative!” the blonde ninja girl calls out energetically. “We’ve still got a couple days extension! Let’s make the most of it!”Zarid sighs and smiles. “Hard to keep you down, huh?”Looking over, you see Monty staring down at his training sword. You call out to him, asking, “Something on your mind, Monty?”“Ah.” He looks to you. “Well, just… heh, kinda still taking in how much I was able to really help. I’m starting to get why all of you are so adamant about improving yourselves with martial arts. Wondering on how to really move forward.”>A. You managed to learn the Multi-Form pretty quick, wanna practice it with me and Sachie?>B. Oh, that reminds me, I wanted to meet up with aunt Maple later today, practice my new form with her a bit>C. Heh. No longer in it just to impress my cousin, huh? Good>D. Do you guys wanna head off to a mall somewhere? Do some shopping, maybe arcades, you know, just take it easy today?>E. Something else?
>>3942736>Plus, Gohan has someone he can kinda talk to while he’s… well, waiting to come back.”I hope this does not mean that Gohan stays at the Supreme Kai's world his entire time dead, and even more that Tapion and Minotia are going to be the only ones Gohan can talk to.>E. Moving forward, huh? Well... my dad can run pretty fast. How fast can you run?https://youtu.be/RUnQJZf4jEg
>>3942736>C. Heh. No longer in it just to impress my cousin, huh? Good>A. You managed to learn the Multi-Form pretty quick, wanna practice it with me and Sachie?
>>3942736>A. You managed to learn the Multi-Form pretty quick, wanna practice it with me and Sachie?>B. Oh, that reminds me, I wanted to meet up with aunt Maple later today, practice my new form with her a bit>E. Multi-Form divides your power, so you both need to practice greater raw power to back it up, and be smart about how you use it. Let's practice coordination and tactics!
>>3942736“Heh. No longer just trying to impress my cousin, huh?” you ask Monty with a sly, devious look on your face.Blushing and stuttering, Monty mumbles out, “I… but th-that… w-well, she…”Giggling, you wave your hand at him. “Teasing, teasing, don’t worry Monty. I’m sure you’ll find someone else.” He sighs loudly, shaking his head. “More to the point, you managed to learn Multi-Form pretty quickly! That’s a hell of a thing to do. I was actually planning on talking with aunt Maple later today, getting some training in with my Magic, but how about you practice the Multi-Form with me and Sachie for a bit?”Sachie bounces up from her seat. “Oooh! Yeah, come on!”“R-right now?” Monty asks.“Yeah yeah yeah! Come ooooon!” She takes his arm by the wrist, you giggling as you head along with them.You notice Zarid stand up as well. “Oh? You wanna join in?”“I’ll be nearby, I want to practice a few of my own skills. Might as well be around to keep her from overdoing things if she gets too excited.” the young man replies, stretching.“I heard that, Zarid!”“I know. And I only say it because it’s true. You’re gonna dislocate his shoulder if you keep dragging him along like that. Like you did to that one guy from Mongolia.”“What’s a Mongolia?” You swear you’ve heard that word before.“He got better!” Sachie protests. Then, after a beat, adds, “Mostly!” Monty makes small, worried noises and tries to keep up with her pace.With all of you finally reaching a clearing outside of town, you and Sachie stand by one another. “So, one thing to keep in mind with this technique is how it divides your power. Getting stronger makes it more manageable, but only to a point. You’ll need the raw power and practice to be able to use it effectively.”Sachie laughs, poking your shoulder. “Well look at you, actin’ like you’re an expert at it.”“Oh not even close. I merely ended up taught by one.” you reply flatteringly. “Anyway, Monty! How many can you manage?”“I’m up to three total. What about the two of you?”“I’ve gotten it up to… I think about 200? Though that was using some pretty extreme methods.” Sachie admits. “No more than 10 is really necessary most times for me. What about you, Izzy?”>A. Actually, I haven’t used it that much. I should test out my limit with it>B. Betting I could go over 200, but yeah, 10 seems like a good limit>C. You know… could try it out with my other transformation. Gonna do that!>D. Something else?
>>3942881>“He got better!” Sachie protests. Then, after a beat, adds, “Mostly!” Monty makes small, worried noises and tries to keep up with her pace.Would you say she has him in the grip of a Python?
>>3942881>D. Heheh, Four.
>>3942742Gohan won't be stuck on the Supreme Kai's world. There's a whole lot he can do while in the afterlife.>>3942888Har.
>>3942881>A & C.>E. Test out if there's any special effects when forms summon different elements.
>>3942881>A, C, D.Let's use Multi-Form to test some of Izzy's skills. Multi-Form training benefits!
>>3942881>A.>C.>D. Try adding other elements to the shadow clone
Rolled 8, 19, 14 = 41 (3d20)Okay, roll me 4d20, best of three! DC is 13 for the first 3, 14 for the last.
>>3942881>A. Actually, I haven’t used it that much. I should test out my limit with it
Rolled 1, 10, 1, 4 = 16 (4d20)>>3942937
Rolled 4, 2, 10, 1 = 17 (4d20)>>3942937
Rolled 17, 5, 1, 11 = 34 (4d20)>>3942937The Clones are aggressive!
Rolled 8, 10, 14 = 32 (3d20)>>3942944>>3942945>>3942956Well. Passed. Uh. One of 'em! Writing...
>>3942965You know you're gonna have fun with this one.
>>3942881“Heh heh. Four.” you mumble under your breath, making a joke literally none of the people around you seem to get but keeps making you smile.“Huh. Only four?” Sachie asks, confused.“Actually, I haven’t really tried it all that much yet. I should test out my limits with it… ooh, ooh, actually! I should try seeing how my other form works with it when pushed to the limit!” Bwahahahaha, this is a great idea! Here it goes! Multi-Form! You place your hands together and focus your energy, splitting your power as you let out copy after copy of yourself. You end up with about… 50 of them before you start to feel a little woozy. Okay, should be enough!Sachie starts to count, Monty wowed by your display. And now, the real test! You focus your Ki, and around you a swirl of green erupts… ooooonly for it to immediately fade before you can call out a simple “Henshin!” You attempt it again, but not a single one of you can manage it. Zarid approaches, noticing what you’re trying to do. “Perhaps you’ve spread yourself too thin, Izumi. You don’t have enough power to transform like that.”You sigh and pout, decreasing the number to about 15, the group of them poofing out of existence. “Henshin! YUUSHAAA!” Your armor appears around the group of you, each one donning their own set. Okay! Here we go! Just gotta-!https://youtu.be/3-8wb8twM1QTHUNK.And you trip and faceplant. Why do you feel so heavy? Ngh. Come on. Up. Uuuuuupppp. Haaard to stand like this. You can hear Sachie snickering. Damn it. Okay, focus! Let’s see… here’s an idea! One of you focuses some Ki around her hands, mixing Lightning Magic into it… aaaand gets zapped by her own Magic before she can let it out. Another attempts to mix in Ice and Fire, and the result blows up in her face. This continues for a while, each attempt to try some of your skills backfiring spectacularly, Zarid having to make a little barrier between your copies and everyone else, Monty going from impressed to INTENSELY worried as you try and fail over and over to get a handle on this.(cont.)
>>3943139Finally collapsing face-first, starting to feel out of energy, you pound the ground with your fists and grumble into it. “FINE. FINE! AGH!” You push yourself up and power down. Okay, new plan! You return the copies back to you, and while your head feels… strangely lighter but more focused, like you just got some fresh info put in your head, your body only feels more exhausted. You try something a little different, producing multiple copies again, but instead trying to mix in Magic with each one. A Fire Clone, a Water Clone, a Wind Clone, a Lightning Clone, an Ice Clone, a Light Clone, and last but not least, a Shadow Clone.And the Fire Clone suddenly ignites, bursting into flames before fading into smoke. The Water Clone slowly melts, calling to you, horrifying gargling noises coming from her mouth as she goes from person to puddle. The Wind Clone holds it together… for a moment, before being swept away, light as a feather, and fading into the aether. The Lightning Clone barely holds herself together before trying to take a step forward and exploding into a burst of, well, Lightning. The Ice Clone freezes in place, turning into a block of ice and shattering. The Light Clone ends up bursting in a bright, blinding flash.The Shadow Clone looks at all the rest and blinks. You hesitantly approach her. “D-did it work?” She shrugs. “OH THANK GO-” You try to place your hand on her shoulder.She poofs into what you can only describe as black smoke, causing you to cough and fall. You then just… just lay there for a moment. Groaning.Sachie casually strolls over to you, offering a hand to help you up. “While ambitious, maaaaaybe try to stick with more manageable attempts first.”You take her hand and sigh loudly. “Damn it all.”“Leave the more complex stuff to the pros.” Sachie tells you… and you see there’s two more by Monty, and even Zarid, training with the boys. More specifically, she’s attempting to help Monty better manage his energy as he attempts Multi-Form himself. Zarid meanwhile holds off the other copies with relative ease, really just using them as a chance to practice his skills. You do notice though that he seems to be going a little easy on her.>A. Say, have you tried to get Zarid to learn it? Or have the two of you shared any techniques at all?>B. Better try one more time, though keep it at two, probably the most manageable>C. Sachie… can you give me some pointers, please?>D. You’re done with this, made a fool of yourself enough today, and you probably should rest up, feeling a little light-headed>E. Something else?
>>3943141>A, C & D.>E. Self reflect on your tendency for hubris.
>>3943141>C>B>A.>E. Use ocarina and play music to focus!
>>3943141>>3943160Supporting,>E. More hubris! Icarus knows what you're about!
>>3943141>>3943165>E. Also, I've never felt so much pain in all my life. I'm... gonna go sit by the castle pool for a bit. Ugh...
>>3943173Just that part, right?>>3943141That was the funniest thing I've read in a while.
>>3943183I guffawed and chortled.
>>3943141Groaning softly, you rub the side of your head. “Think I might have one more in me, but… hmm, would an ocarina help focus my magic?”“Aaaaare you sure that’s wise?” Sachie asks, placing her hand on your head. “Nothing bumped too hard?”“I… actually. Sachie? Can you give me some pointers too?” you ask humbly.“Wait, really?”Bowing your head, you say, “Look, I’m not so full of myself to deny I just made a fool of myself right now. So, pointers?”Sachie smiles. “Pointers it is! So! Start basic. You went waaaaay overboard with this tryin’ to act all cool.” She waves her hands dramatically, emphasizing her words. “If you really want to try to manage that super cool Magical Girl thing with Multi-Form, just do one clone to start off.”“Okay, okay. One clone.” Wax on these wings ain’t melted yet! You breathe in deep. Transforming again, you then create one clone. You start to feel pretty light-headed, but you’re focused enough to at least manage this for a short while. You try the ocarina to help… and while it gets you to focus, it might work better when you haven’t spent a good oh, 30 minutes or so exhausting yourself. The two of you decide to focus on something simple. One of you snaps your fingers and lets out a blast of fire above you, while the other sends out a pulse of water to counter it. The two attacks meet and cancel out… and that’s about as much as you can really manage. You drop out of your form and fall to your knees, exhausted.“Izzyyyyy, you still alive?” Sachie asks, leaning over you.“My hubris will be my downfall.” you groan. “I’ve made a fool of myself enough today. I should rest.” You try to stand back up and groan loudly as you feel OH SO SORE. “And I think I haven’t been in more pain in my whole life. I’m… gonna go lay by my pool for a while. Uuuggghhh.”“Didn’t you wanna meet with Mrs. Maple later?” she asks.Ah damn it. “I’ll rest, then see if I’m up for it.” Little nap can’t hurt, right?>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3943235Quite a fun little night, Kato. Thanks for running!
>>3943235Combining speed and clones worked pretty well for Chapu until he fought Olibu.My question is, would it work even better with after-images and Raio-Ken?
People down here really need to learn how to drive in the damn rain...>>3943249Glad to hear! Thanks for playing, anon!>>3943549Good question.Anyway, we are back!>>3943235After getting mom to heal you up a bit, you try to relax by the poolside… and find your mind wandering. You still feel strangely sore and tired, like you’ve done an exceptional amount of exercise. Staring up at the blue sky, you wonder, is this because you pushed yourself so hard with the Multi-Form technique? You’re getting pretty vague… sort of “memories” of all the failed attempts to push your limits with it, and how they all failed pretty spectacularly. Maybe you should have aunt Maple check in on this. Eeeggghhh… but you just feel like relaxing and resting for the whole rest of the day.Hmm. Wonder if there are other things you can focus on with the Multi-Form, too. The Kaio-ken, the Raio-ken, the Raio-Ten… hmm… Raio-ken, Multi-Form, and Afterimages might be a really good trick. That said, you’re not sure you’ve even scratched the surface with your new form. You’ve only really focused on offensive Magics so far… well, them, and apparently the Clothes Beam. Wonder if that armor you make when you transform takes all that much energy. It does seem to give quite a defense boost.You let out a yawn as you keep looking up. Tired… maybe could just… nap for a bit…>A. Nah, keep thinking. Gotta be some things you can come up with. Body can rest but mind’s gonna work overtime!>B. Best to try and still meet up with Maple, while you have the chance>C. Can… probably experiment with things another time… just gonna… close eyes for a bit…>D. Something else?
>>3944001>C. Can… probably experiment with things another time… just gonna… close eyes for a bit…Training ain't no good without proper rest. At least until Maple gets here.
>>3944001Could talk to Konpei about the ki control.Could talk to Tienshinhan about the multi-form.Could talk to Melchior about the armor.>C. Can… probably experiment with things another time… just gonna… close eyes for a bit…
>>3944001>C. Can… probably experiment with things another time… just gonna… close eyes for a bit…
>>3944001I can't wait for ridiculous dream inspirations.
>>3944001>C.>D. Set an alarm so you don't sleep through meeting Maple.
So... roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 13.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3944024
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>3944024
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3944024>>3944022too late to support the alarm?
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3944024Red or Black, which one suits a snack, huh?
>>3944028>>3944029>>3944030Passed! Writing.>too late to support the alarm?Nah, I got it.
>>3944034How long are we gonna set the alarm? Enough to REM cycle sleep?
>>3944001You conjure up a small alarm clock and set it by you. Don’t wanna miss Maple’s training, but you… you need a little nap. Laying back, you close your eyes and slowly drift off. Just gonna take a nice, relaxing nap…‘Heeeeeey.’Huh?‘Heeeeeeeeyyyyy! Iiiiizzzzuuuuuummmiiiiiii!’You slowly open your eyes… except you don’t wake up. You see a white void all around you. You blink twice, moving your limbs. What the…? You were just back home, where are…?https://youtu.be/YcNFIQ6U8qY“IT WORKED!”Okay who even is that? Doesn’t sound like anyone you know. You look around. Where is…?“Oh, right behind you!”Your body turns as you see someone barely a meter away in the white void. A tall-ish, slightly muscular man with purple skin and white hair done up in a ponytail sitting cross-legged. He has tiny tinted glasses, black and yellow fingerless gloves, a black, almost skin-tight shirt, and bright yellow pants that reach just above his ankles, matching yellow shoes. There seems to be some kind of sword behind him, small and kinda ill-fitting for someone like him. His hands on his knees he moves back and forth in an almost childlike manner, grinning like an overly excited kid. Who EVEN is this-?!“It worked! Wow! I really am a genius! Hello!” the man waves to you.…Okay. “…Hello?” you reply hesitantly and wave back. You know… he almost looks like the Supreme kai. Same white hair and skin color, though his is only shaved on the sides instead of done up in a mohawk like Tapion. And even then not completely. Can’t… really sense this guy. “Uh-”“Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Aaaaahhh the experiment was a complete success!” He cheers to himself. “Oh, oh, can I have your autograph?!” Bringing his hands up from his knees he seems to conjure a pen and some paper. “Please?!”You rub the side of your head. You… think you hear Maple’s voice somewhere in the distance. Something… about him makes you wanna punch him in the face. Like. He just has a very punchable face. Might… punch.>A. All… right then, autograph>B. Buddy, give me a name first, then I’ll consider it>C. Clock ‘em and fly away>D. Oh, I get it! This is just a dream! Dad told me he and mom have these weird dreams sometimes… wait shouldn’t you look like me?>E. Something else?
>>3944117>A. "To my biggest fan....what's your name?">D. >E. "Experiment?"
>>3944117>A. All… right then, autographA capital Z crossed with a line with dots at both ends.>E. Hey, can I see your glasses for a bit? They look really cool.>C. Clock ‘em and fly away>E. Throw him his glasses back.
>>3944117>A & B.
>>3944117Supporting this >>3944120
Okay, another 1d20, best of three! DC is 13 again!
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>3944146
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3944146
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3944146
>>3944150>>3944152>>3944155Diiiidn't pass this one. Writing...
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3944146
>>3944117All… right then. Autograph. For this guy. You take the paper and pen, noticing the pen has some curious little engravings on it. “To my biggest fan… wait, what’s your name? Ain’t gonna get this without your name, buddy.”“Ohohoho, of course, of coooouuurrrse! My apologies, I haven’t properly introduced myself yet!” He stands up and bows to you, and you realize this guy is quite tall. Probably as tall as Tapion. “You may call me ‘Fu.’”https://youtu.be/2FyYIU7dqHk…Is that by choice, or did his parents name him that? Eh. Not the weirdest name out there. “Fu.” you repeat.“Thank you! Haha! Ooh this is perfect, perfect!” the purple man cheers as he takes the autograph.What even is this guy? You look around again. Still in some kind of… large white void. And you able to move your body… you think. Oh. Oh wait! Aha, you get it now. “Dad told me he and mom have these weird dreams sometimes. Aunt Maple too, I think… wait.” You place your hands on your hips, looking over this guy. “…Shouldn’t you look like me?”“Should I?” Fu asks. “Huh. I never have tried shapeshifting…”“Yeah, if you’re some kind of dream… alternate… somethin’ or rather.”“Oh, you’re mistaken! This is an experiment of mine!” Fu declares. “I wanted to test it out with one of the coolest fighters of your timeline!”Heh, you are pretty coo- wait what was that? “My timeline?”“Yep!” Fu then pokes your head. “OOOOOHHH! How exciting, you really did manage your own Mahou form!”“Ma-what?”(cont.)
>>3944221“Mahou! And since you’re a girl, that makes you a Mahou Shoujo!” Several little transparent screens appear in front of his hands as he displays images of… some anime? Huh, you think Pantea’s watched that one. “Like this! Ah, it’s fascinating, your seems to run on… Courage. Yuuki! Heh, makes sense, you seem to have the most out of you three, just like how your cousin Peppa has a lot of Genki, and Goh-!”“Wait wait wait, you’re kinda blabbering a bit.” You hold your hands up to stop him. “What are you talking about? What are you even doing here?”“I’d heard there was an Earthling that managed something that was rare even in your universe! And my little experiment finally led me to you! Lucky me you were kinda napping like this.” He sit-floats cross-legged again, flipping upside down… though his hair doesn’t seem to move in the direction you’re feeling gravity pull towards. “This means I can talk with you like this and check it out directly! Ahaha, I’m a geeeenius!”You rub your forehead. “But, why?”“You seemed cool!” He’s… kinda bouncing in place as he floats upside down. “So whatcha call your Mahou form? You got a cool finishing move in it yet? Ooh, ooh, do you use an object to transform, or do you use an incantation?” He starts to clap his hands together. “Aaaaahhhh I’ve got so many questions!”There comes that urge to punch him again…>A. And I’ve got somewhere to be soon, can you like, talk to me later or something?>B. Weeeell… answering a few couldn’t hurt…>C. How about this, you answer my questions, and I answer yours, deal?>D. Bop this dork in the face>E. Something else?
>>3944225>B.>C.Equivalent Exchange, you seem to be a fan so I don't need to explain it.>E. "I like your sword."
>>3944225>E. I wanna punch you in the face. No, that's wrong... I have a mighty need! May I?
>>3944225>C.>E. What's this experiment about? Where are you from? You don't... live in this giant white void, do you?
>>3944225>B. Weeeell… answering a few couldn’t hurt…>C. How about this, you answer my questions, and I answer yours, deal?
Okay, one more roll. 1d20, best of three. DC is 12.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3944247
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>3944247
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3944247
>>3944248>>3944250>>3944253Oh perfect! Writing...
>>3944255>I really like your sword Fu.
>>3944225https://youtu.be/RpL8dY04rz8Couldn’t hurt to answer a few of his questions… but you’re not entirely sure about this guy’s intentions. “Okay Fu, how about this. You answer my questions, I answer yours. Deal?”“Deal!” He gives a double thumb’s up.“You don’t like… live in this void, do you?”“Not at all! It’s merely the result of my experiment. Well, mostly. Your subconscious seems to have an effect on how you see it. For you, it’s a void of white. Calm and bright.” He claps his hands together. “My turn, my turn! Object or incantation?”“I… would guess incantation. It helps me focus on the power it uses. I declare, HENSHIN! YUUSHA!”Fu tilts his head, his pointed ears apparently listening in on something. “Oooooh, it makes a little chime as you do it!” He flips back around, still sit-floating. “How fun!” He then hums a little tune, waving his fingers along as he does.“My turn.” You cross your arms. “You keep mentioning an experiment. What’s this experiment about?”“It’s about trying to get little interviews like this! My parents don’t want me popping up down in your timeline, even though like I could TOTALLY never be noticed by ANY of you!” He… sort of boast-complains. “This way I can get some nice, juicy info from you folks without having to hop on down to your time.” He pokes both sides of his head. “Geeeeeennniiiuuuusss~!”“Wait, parents? Who-?”“My turn my turn!” Raises his hand. “You got a cool finishing move with it?”Huh. Finishing move… “I mean, I guess there are a couple techniques I’ve managed. Both of them use Light Magic. The Photon Stream and Burst Stream. But I’ve also got another ultimate move that mixes Light and Shadow, I used it alongside Sachie’s technique… crap I never asked her what it’s called… even Vegeta learned it…”“Light Magic, interesting, interesting!” Fu adjusts his glasses.“Okay. My turn again. Where are you from?”The young man grins. “Complicated question! Buuuuut… I guess you could say I’m ‘from’ the Demon Realm. Kinda!”You take a step back. “Wait, the Demon Realm?!”“Next, next! What do you call your Mahou form?”You shrug, though still have that little revelation in the back of your mind. “Haven’t really gotten a name for it. Guess you’re calling it… Mahou, so, that’s a thing. If I come up with another name, I’ll tell you.” Actually, wait a second… “You seem to know quite a lot about it.”“Well yeah! My mom has a similar power.”“Can you tell me more?”you question.(cont.)
>>3944331“Wait I-”Grinning and waving your finger, you inform him, “Ah ah ah. That was my question. You just responded to a comment I made.”“Ooooh, sneaky. Okay! Mahou is an ability that any who show exceptional prowess with Magic can tap into, harnessing their full Magical potential. How one taps into it varies, be it through courage in your case, or in another case, the power of love!”You blink. “Love.”“Love! Love for one’s friends, love for one’s family, love for one’s beloved, you know. My mom doesn’t really need either of those though, she’s got a wealth of Demon Ki she can use at her disposal.” Before you can ask another question on that little revelation, Fu ambushes you with one more, “Ooh ooh ooh! How long does your transformation last? Is instantaneous, or do you have to wait for it to finish?” He has another short clip of a different anime play and-…And your eyes narrow as your arms cross over your chest. “If you’re asking that for the reason I think you are, I’m going ask if I can punch you in the face.”“Awwww but it’s important to my research!” he whines like a spoiled child.Looking down your nose at him, you ask, “And what research is that?”“I want to see just how capable mortals can be with Magic! You being a hybrid of human and Tuffle makes you a prime candidate, even more than Maple. I have thought about looking into other timelines, but yours is the closest to my own. If I can see how mortals use their Magic to their fullest, I can get even stronger and more capable!”There’s a ringing sound. Your alarm! No time to ask him about his sword, but oh well. “Time’s up, Fu.”“Awwwww! Bummer! I had so many more questions to ask!” He pouts at you. “I guess I’ll have to try another time… maybe if you fight Neuros again…”Again?! Wait he-!Your eyes open. Your head turns to the little alarm you set. You quickly turn it off. “…Well that happened.”‘Izzy? Are you awake?’Aunt Maple! “Yeah, yeah, sorry… just had the strangest thing happen to me…”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26… 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 ~7 pm PST, so it’ll be a shorter one, but hopefully I won’t be cutting into anyone’s Thanksgiving. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun? Also, finish up with Izzy and start Gohan on Friday evening, or start Gohan tomorrow?
>>3944334More Izzy please!Thanks for the run!
>>3944334fufufufufuLots of fun.Gohan please!Happy Thanksgiving.I am thankful for you and Tuffle Quest!
>>3944334Good session, Kato! I'd like to continue with Izzy a bit longer.
>>3944334>Intrigued by Izzy's abilities, Fu starts looking around alternate timelines trying to see if other pairings ended producing their own Mahou transformationsWhich ones would be the best fits? If you somehow allowed Maple and Bulma to get together, maybe their "Bra" would end up like this.Anyway it was a really fun session! Fu is a goddamn nerd and it was fun talking with him, even if he has a punchable face. Nice that we got some info on Mahou stuff, even if I have this worrying feeling in what Fu is going to do with this info. Thanks for running! Good for one more night with Izzy!
>>3944334Good times are achieved.Keep rolling with Izzy, I'd say.Thanks, Kato!
>>3944334Fu and Izzy, huh?
>>3944336>>3944339>>3944341>>3944346>>3944368Glad y'all had fun! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your turkey days were fun.>If you somehow allowed Maple and Bulma to get together, maybe their "Bra" would end up like this.Hah. Sure, and Acer and Yamcha's kid would look like little miss Gundam herself.>>3944876Anon...Anyway, we are back!>>3944334“He’s Towa’s WHAT?!” you exclaim, throwing your hands up. You stand before your aunt, Sachie, Zarid, and Monty having returned from their training.“Son. Basilea said as much. And you… signed your name to him.” Maple rubs her forehead. “I should’ve warned everyone sooner. I’m sorry.”Oh that is something you didn’t even think about. Crap. Crap crap crap. “Is… is there a way to check if something’s wrong?” you question, gulping.Sachie gives you a worried look. “Well… you said he didn’t seem evil, right?”Okay, plus side. “No, no just… a little annoying, honestly.”Maple contemplates this. “Hm. We could have Baba try and look into it with me, or maybe Lord Konpei, just to be sure…”“I think Lord Konpei might have something to say on that. Is he doing okay, though?” Chi-chi asks. “It’s barely been a couple days since we rescued him…”“Izumi, if you start hearing anything or feeling anything unusual, tell me immediately.” dad demands. “Okay?”“Okay, okay… ugh…”>A. All right, let’s check on Lord Konpei>B. Baba might have some answers>C. You know what? I think I can trust him. He didn’t seem malicious, just… fanboyish>D. Something else?
>>3945118>A. All right, let’s check on Lord Konpeigotta ask him about the new form too
>>3945118>B. Baba might have some answers
>>3945118>A. All right, let’s check on Lord Konpei
>>3945118>B. Baba might have some answers>D. Tease your dad. "So I've been growing in certain places lately... like my legs, arms, torso, just getting taller and taller really."
>>3945118Hmm… Baba might have some answers, but Konpei’s probably got more info. “All right, let’s check up on Lord Konpei.””Can I come with?” Sachie asks. “Might… wanna check on something similar to what you’ve got.”Similar to- …oh. Oh right. “Er, sure, if aunt Maple’s okay with it…?”While eyeing the girl curiously, she shrugs, then motions for the two of you to place your hands on her shoulders. Maple is about to teleport away, but stops for a moment, looking at you beside her. She then glances at your dad, and lets out a long sigh. Before you can ask what that’s about, she teleports away, appearing near an elephant-man in a meditative pose.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRaX3P7t1Aw“Mrs. Maple, to what do I owe the honor?” he greets kindly, not even opening his eyes.“A couple things, Lord Konpei. Izumi may have accidentally made a pact with a demon. And… not just any demon, but Towa’s son.”His eyes open. “Mm… allow me to look into this, then.” He holds his hand forward, calmly but with this strong stillness to him. Hard to really describe, but almost like… he’s part of the surroundings. There’s a soft pulse of energy that seems to flow through you.“H-how bad is it?” you ask.“...Curious. I do sense a trace of some Demon from you, but not a significant presence. Faint, lingering. More like a… mark, around your forehead.” Lord Konpei states. “And unrelated to it, you seem to have an exceptionally greater amount of energy than I’ve sensed previously. Not all of it focused. There’s a wildness to your Ki, though in a destructive way. Much of it…” He points at your chest. “Seems to originate around the heart node.” Before you can say something, though, Konpei raises his eyebrows. He then looks… to Sachie? “…Young lady, what is your name?”(cont.)
>>3945168She points at herself. “Eh? Er, Sachie Momochi.”“...I do sense the energy of a Demon around you. A significant presence.” The elephant man stands. “Yes, close to the root.”Maple raises an eyebrow at her. Sachie nods. “Well, yeah. One reason I wanted to come with. Kinda did something similar to what Izzy did, I guess. Udon made a pact with me, if I remember the phrasing right. Is, um, it bad?”“At the moment, no, which is surprising to me. This was a willing exchange?” he asks.“I mean, sure. Izzy and I saved ‘em, and he was grateful and said something about me being able to call on him.” The blonde ninja girl places her hands behind her head. “That a problem?”“Hmm… so this Demon is willing to cooperate with you.” Konpei sits back down, in lotus position. “I recommend that you be wary of this pact you made with it. It may give you access to power beyond your normal limits, but if you attempt to tap into it, the Demon can exert more influence upon you. I have had this conversation before, with a young woman by the name of Keli.”“So… Fu didn’t make some kind of pact with me, like Udon did with Sachie?” you question, rubbing your forehead. Ah, feels like you’ve got a light sunburn there.“If I were to guess, this ‘Fu’ you speak of left a mark to communicate with you. You are not in any danger, though you should be wary of him.”>A. All right, that’s fine then. So about my Magic…>B. Better we get rid of it, I don’t want him pestering me without coming to see me directly>C. Could it be a two-way contact? If I wanted, could I talk with him?>D. Something else?
>>3945169>C. Could it be a two-way contact? If I wanted, could I talk with him?
>>3945169>A & C.>D. Perhaps more importantly, is there a way to shut him up?
>>3945169>C.>D. "Are there precautions I can take to make sure it doesn't become anything more dangerous?"
>>3945175If it's not too late, I'd like to add something to A (which I presume got in) >E. Transform and mention what Fu said about courage.
>>3945192I did a quick rewrite to add it as an option.>>3945169“So is there a way to make this a two-way contact?” you question next.Maple looks to you with worry. “Wait, Izzy, are you sure you want that?”“Well, mostly I want to be able to tell him to shut up. And maybe make any precautions just in case he tries to do something again. Is there anything I should do to make sure this doesn’t become something more dangerous?” You poke the spot again. Ow. Definitely feels sunburned.Maple seems a little relieved. Konpei strokes his chin with his trunk. “It may be possible. If he has done this once already, he may attempt it more in the future. Finding a way to meditate on it would benefit you. Though I must warn that attempting to contact him would leave him more capable of communicating with and influencing you. Be very careful, Izumi.”“Understood.”“Miss Sachie, the same advice I give to you. Be careful with how much you allow the Demon to influence you. You must have a strong sense of self to be able to resist.” Konpei instructs.“Okay Mr. Elephant guy!” She grins and waves a hand at him.“Well, with all that done, I’ve got some other questions. About my Magic. It’s what you were sensing before, a new form I was able to unlock. Fu called it ‘Mahou’. Apparently it’s similar to something Towa has? But he said mine was fueled by courage or ‘yuuki.’ It was able to purge Baby’s nanomachines from my body when I faced a Demon down in the Nemurian ruins, and even keep him from taking control of others when we faced him. Well, to the best of my ability. When I trained with mom I was able to harness all sorts of powers I hadn’t before, creating completely new attacks using Magic that just… almost felt like second nature to me.”>A. Actually, I’m gonna transform, that way you can observe my Ki and how it’s different in it>B. Buuuut I seem to have some limits with it, I couldn’t maintain it very well with the Multi-Form, and it exhausts me when I use it>C. Show off a bit! Transform and use a few of the skills you could manage with it>D. Something else?
>>3945197>A. Actually, I’m gonna transform, that way you can observe my Ki and how it’s different in it>>B. Buuuut I seem to have some limits with it, I couldn’t maintain it very well with the Multi-Form, and it exhausts me when I use itC is pain
>>3945197>A. Actually, I’m gonna transform, that way you can observe my Ki and how it’s different in it>D. Focus a bit on your transformation, feel it out and work your magic without pushing yourself.
>>3945206>>3945207I'll back both. Explain while he observes.
Okay, roll me 1d20, best or three. DC is 11.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3945211
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3945211
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3945211
Sorry about that, was starting to doze off.>>3945197Hmm… actually… “I’m gonna transform. That way you can observe my Ki, see how I’m different.” You take a deep breath. “HENSHIN! YUUSHA!” A swirl of green surrounds you as you transform once more, Konpei’s ear twitching as he hears something. “And there we go. This is the power Fu called Mahou.” You spread your arms, keeping your breathing calm and focused, forming two very small spheres of Ki at your fingertips, then showing just a little on what you can do, mixing one with Lighting and the other with Wind. “Even my normal Ki attacks seem to take on Magical effects.”He stands again, floating in the air and hovering closer to you with his hands behind his back. “Hmm… you seem to have it very focused on using Magic offensively. But I can tell that there is more to it, beyond simply offense. Your Ki is quite a bit stronger, but it’s not a transformation like most of those you know are used to. Your physical abilities do not have as significant a boost as compared to your Ki.” He lifts your arm with his trunk curiously. “There is a slight barrier around your body as well, though your greatest defensive increases are around this Magical armor. Ah… curious. It exhibits a constant outward force to maintain it.”“Oh, and I do seem to have some limits to it. Takes a lot out of me when I use it, and attempting Multi-Form with it resulted in-”“Humiliation. Painful humiliation.” Sachie finishes for you.Pouting, you grumble out a “Yeah.” Ugh. She gotta be so blunt about it? “Anyway, what do you recommend?”(cont.)
>>3945233“You will need to start learning better Ki control if you want to keep using this form. It expends a significant amount of energy to maintain, your Ki constantly being expressed to keep up this Magic. Furthermore, while I believe you can do much with your offensive capabilities with it, it may be better to focus on other aspects of Magic.” He floats away from you, tapping his chin with his trunk contemplatively. “You may wish to look into how your powers can benefit your allies, or perhaps how you can draw strength away from foes. Look into Magics you are less familiar with and see how you can apply them to this Mahou form.”“You mean things like the MP Buster?” Maple seems intrigued by this. “Or… hmm. What about her sword? The Sword of Braves uses a type of Magic, right?”“Indeed. In fact, it may be possible to apply a similar effect to that sword’s Magic to your form, Izumi. However, I must give you one final word of caution: be careful on what kinds of Magics you are using with this, as they could have lasting effects on you. Especially since you have come into contact with this Fu person. Demons will be drawn to you more frequently.” Taking a lotus position again, Konpei closes his eyes. “Maple, you and her mother may have some things to teach her as well. If she is willing to learn.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26… 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 ~6:30 pm PST, since I’ve got Black Friday to deal with, and we’ll be switching to Gohan this time. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3945234Good luck, seeya tomorrow.
>>3945234Good session Kato! And good luck tomorrow, don't get trampled.Also... lemme guess, when Izzy pushed herself with multiform the weird sensation later was from giving her ki control a good workout. Which means doing it more and carefully, is a great way to practice it.
>>3945234Was good, Kato! This meeting with Konpei was neat. Thanks for running, and good luck tomorrow.
>>3945118>And you… signed your name to him.Not really, only did our logo.>>3944126
>>3945234I know it was probably passed over, but Konpei recovered from his torture from Baby right?He doin' ok? No, PTSD?
>>3945587Eh, the body is just a shell, his spirit wasn't affected.
>>3945235>>3945243>>3945245Thank you all!>Also... lemme guess, when Izzy pushed herself with multiform the weird sensation later was from giving her ki control a good workout. Which means doing it more and carefully, is a great way to practice it.To an extent, yes.>>3945478Don't start.>>3945587He's been meditating for a few reasons, one of them being helping his mind heal from that incident. He's also kinda itchy in places he really doesn't want to be.And now, sorry for the delay. Today was hectic. But we are back!>>3945234https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8QAj0wxSW4“You sure you don’t want to spend more time with your people?” you ask Tapion, his brother wowed by the calm and serene planet the three of you are on.“While I do, it can wait. Minotia and I did get a chance to work alongside the Supreme Kai, for a time. And this offer seemed important.” He walks with you as you’re led to the mouth of a large cave, an odd, soft, pinkish glow emanating from deeper inside.Supreme Kai stands in front of it, a smile across his face. “Now, I must ask one more time, just to be sure. Are you certain you wish to help us try to release the Grand Supreme Kai from Majin Buu? My previous offer still stands.”Tapion nods. “I am certain. I’ve seen the devastation one Majin could cause already. If it means preventing another from being released into the universe, I would be more than happy to help.”“Be aware that this task will not be easy. Even with the Magics you know now, removing the Grand Supreme Kai will not be easy. And, there is still chance of Buu himself being released.”“Eh, I bet Gohan could kick that Buu guy’s butt.” Minotia comments. “And once he does, my bro and I can just swoop in and seal Buu up.”Tapion looks to the boy with concern. “Minotia, you don’t-”“Don’t try to talk me out of this. I’m a hero too. It’s what we do. Besides, can’t be worse than Hirudegarn was.”(cont.)
>>3945904“Mmmh.” Elder Kai grumbles. “Not much a fan of sealing problems away and calling it a day.”“Which is why we should only use it as a last resort.” Tapion states.“Elder, once my Ritual is complete, would you be willing to help these two unlock their hidden strengths?” Supreme Kai asks his aged counterpart.His arms cross. “I’ll consider it… if they can promise me a kiss from a pretty girl. Or if the universe really does end up needing it, but doesn’t look like anything will come up in the near future.”Minotia immediately looks to his brother with a telling smirk. “Preeeetty girls, huh?” Tapion sighs loudly.Elder Kai then looks to you. “Now, Gohan… what about you? Did you wish to take up my offer, and find me a pretty girl? What about being returned to life, are you going to insist on the Dragon Balls? Or do you have something else you wish to do?”>A. I’ll accept it, but I’m going to need some time to find a girl willing enough for it>B. Thanks for the offer, but I’ll train my own way to get stronger>C. Could we use the Dragon Balls to bring you back if I agree to this, sir?>D. The Dragon Balls will bring me back, in the meantime I’ll train up here>E. Kinda want to see some of the other places here… maybe visit King Kai…>F. Actually, I think I’ll check out Heaven for a while>G. Grand Kai’s planet has a lot of strong warriors, I hear, I’m gonna check that out>H. Something else?
>>3945905>A.>D.>E.>G.Taking King Kai to the Grand Kai sounds fun.
>>3945905>A & D.>H. Consider visiting other places in the afterlife to train, but ask if there's special training we can do here.
>>3945905These>>3945911>>3945913So... list of cute girls, in Gohan's opinion?
>>3945904Whis' autograph isn't his name. Izzy also can't sign any binding contracts without her parents' consent until she's 17.>>3945905>A. I’ll accept it, but I’m going to need some time to find a girl willing enough for it !
>>3945919It isn't a matter of cute girls, it's a matter of ded girls. We gotta start lookin'.
>>3945924Elder Kai doesn't go for Halos. Gotta be living. Pay attention.
>>3945905>>3945921Sorry, you're Californian. 18.>>3945926So we go to HFIL.
>>3945930So we get some perfume.Maybe if we went to King Kai's, he could help us find some lady.
>>3945905>E. Kinda want to see some of the other places here… maybe visit King Kai…Adding to >>3945921
>>3945919I think a lot of the girls that Gohan thinks are cute are too young for Elder Kai.Of the girls he knows, I think Blonde Launch is most the Elder Kai's type, very hard to convince though. Blue Launch might be more amenable. Maple could probably be convinced kiss Elder Kai. Though she would prefer training, she would like her son to not die again.Might be able to convince future versions of us to help with older versions of our list of cute girls.
>>3945950Videl is probably the youngest he'd show interest in. So, anyone her and older.
>>3945950Cute? What does Gohan find hot? I'm sure several of the women that would fall under that would be more than suitable for the Elder Kai.
>>3945905“Well, I’ll accept it.” you tell the old Kai. “But it’s gonna take a bit for me to find a girl for you.” One willing, you think to yourself.“Oho! Well, don’t keep me waiting too long.” Elder Kai chuckles.“Also, I’m definitely going to wait on the Dragon Balls. I do appreciate the offer, truly, but it’s better we don’t have you give up your life when it’s not needed.” You place your hands behind your neck.“Hmmmnh.” His eyes narrow. “Still not would rather you folks don’t use ‘em.”“Hey, I would still be dead if not for for ‘em.” Minotia comments.“Mmmmhhhh.” Old Kai huffs and tries to change the subject. “So what do you plan to do now, Gohan? You say you want me to unlock your hidden potential, but you don’t have a girl set yet.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuL6N4wF09gYou start to stretch your limbs. “Nope! But I’ll try to find a really cute one.” That won’t smack you upside the head if you ask ‘er. “Until then, I’m gonna train here in the afterlife.”“No Halos, remember!” Elder Kai calls out to you.“Who will you be training with?” Tapion asks.“Well, was kinda thinking about my King Kai, North Kai, but I also wanna check out the Grand Kai’s planet, hear there’s plenty of strong fighters there. Some of ‘em I think have helped us in the past. Would be really good training with ‘em.” Okay, arms, legs, tail all stretched. Good to go! “Say, Supreme Kai, before I go, any things I should check out here with you guys?”“If you would like, I could have you work with Tapion and Minotia in separating Grand Supreme Kai from Majin Buu. Also, I am sure you could get more training our of your Super Saiyan forms up here.”Elder Kai looks towards the moons in the sky. “…Actually, Gohan, I have a question. That Vegeta fellow, are you going to attempt to learn to access the same kind of form he managed?”>A. Nah, I’ll find my own path, I don’t need to mimic Vegeta>B. Bet it couldn’t hurt, but I’m probably a ways off from it. Why do you ask?>C. Could, but your offer sounds like a better deal, to be honest, so I’ll be back soon!>D. Supreme Kai, that sounds like a great idea! I’ll start here then, what do you need me to do?>E. Eh, I’d rather start with Grand Kai’s planet first. Mind giving me a lift?>F. You know, something I’ve been wondering about, those full moons aren’t transforming me up here>G. Something else?
>>3946026>A. Nah, I’ll find my own path, I don’t need to mimic Vegeta>G. I think there's still a lot of Nuts and Bolts to be worked out with Super Saiyan Threeie
>>3946026>F. You know, something I’ve been wondering about, those full moons aren’t transforming me up here>G. "It's an interesting form, but I want to see what mastering my current forms can accomplish. Perhaps make super saiyan three stronger and easier to maintain. But if you have a suggestion, I'm listening."
>>3946026>C. Could, but your offer sounds like a better deal, to be honest, so I’ll be back soon!
>>3946026>A, F, E.
>>3946026“Honestly? Nah, I’ll walk my own path, not following after Vegeta, for as long as I can. I mean, it’s an interesting form and all, but I want to see what mastering the ones I have can accomplish. Getting Super Saiyan 3 mastered might be easier up here.” Humbly, you say, “Besides, your offer seems like the better deal in the long run, if I’m being completely honest.”“Heh heh heh, well, nice to see you’ve got a good head on your shoulders, boy.” Elder Kai chuckles to himself.“Also if you’ve got any suggestions, I’m all ears.” Looking up at one of the moons, you get a curious look on your face. “I do have something else I’d like to know, though. Why aren’t these full moons transforming me?”“Ah, that would be because they don’t give off Blutz Waves. Something I’m glad to see has been kept up even to this time.” the aged Kai explains. “Can’t have the world getting smashed up by an overgrown ape or two now.”“I mean, I’ve learned to control myself in that form…” you mumble.“Kept up?” Shin repeats.“Yeah, the moons here don’t give off any of those Blutz Waves, harmful to life on long timescales.”Now that’s new. “Wait, really? How long?”“Eh, varies by how much and how constant the exposure you get with ‘em. Few billion years at most. Most species develop some kind of defense mechanism for regular exposure, same with the more harmful wavelengths of light, but on a place like this, you’d be constantly bathed by Blutz Waves without proper care for the moons, several times the kind of exposure you’d need to go ape. Even with just a million years of exposure, you’d end up turning this world into a barren wasteland.” Done explaining to you, he gives the Supreme Kai a pat on a shoulder. “So good job on keeping this world safe.”“Y-yes, Sir.” He gulps. “I’ll make sure to keep it up.”“Now, with that all said, you just gonna stand around all day, Gohan? Hop to it! Chop chop! Find me that pretty girl already!” Elder Kai claps his hands. “Oh, and if you want to practice your Super Saiyan thing, try to draw out as much power from it as you can without transforming.”“R-right! I’ll be back soon! I think.”(cont.)
>>3946168Supreme Kai walks towards you and has you place your hand on his shoulder, then declares, “Kai Kai” and teleports you to a similar world, though definitely smaller. Some distance away, a large mansion can be seen, with a luxurious convertible parked outside. Around you, you can sense hundreds of strong fighters, some training pretty hard. Near the convertible there is an elderly man with pointed ears and a long white beard who… kinda reminds you of Melchior. Huh. He’s in blue jeans and a vest over a white shirt, large sunglasses over his eyes. A boombox plays near him as he polishes the convertible, though he quickly seems to sense the arrival of you and Shin, tensing up.“Hello, Grand Kai. It has been quite some time since we last met.” Shin greets him politely. Oh, huh, Grand Kai! …Doesn’t look anything like what you were expecting.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seE5nA-Z2vE“S-SUPREME KAI! HELLO! HAHA, W-WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE?” He quickly stands and tries to look proper. His voice is less… formal than the Supreme Kai’s, or even King Kai’s for that matter. His voice is welcoming, kind, and laid back. Though… there is something about it that sounds oddly familiar.Shin chuckles softly. “This is Son Gohan, a warrior from Earth.”He tilts his head at that. “...Huh? I’ve already got a Son Gohan from Earth here.”You blink and think for a moment. “Oh! You mean my dad’s grandpa!”“Your da- OH. Oh you’re that Goku kid’s boy! And that Maple lass. Haha, well why didn’t you say so?”“Gohan has requested some time to train here. I hope you will not mind.”Grand Kai actually runs to greet you, smiling enthusiastically. “Not at all, Supreme Kai! Not at all! My boy, you’re welcome to train as long as you like.” He gives you a kind pat on the shoulder.“I shall depart then. Contact when you are ready to return, Gohan. Kai Kai.”Shin leaves, and you can sense some people approaching. Grand Kai keeps up his cheerful demeanor around you. “Come to think of it, you fit the description of a more unusual case that passed through King Yemma’s just a short while ago. So you’re the lucky kid who got to work with the Supreme Kai, huh?”>A. Ask him about some of the fighters here, and if he has a few to point you to that can help you train>B. Tell him all about Baby, this’ll be a good story>C. You got a cool car, Grand Kai. Kinda looks like some I’ve seen on Earth>D. You did say something about my great grandpa being here, is he around?>E. Something else?
>>3946168>“Besides, your offer seems like the better deal in the long run, if I’m being completely honest.”No.
>>3946169>B & D.
>>3946169>A, D, E.Ask about Yazai, is he here?
>>3946169>Near the convertible there is an elderly man with pointed ears and a long white beard who… kinda reminds you of Melchior. Huh. He’s in blue jeans and a vest over a white shirt, large sunglasses over his eyes. A boombox plays near him as he polishes the convertible>kinda reminds you of Melchior. ???
>>3946169>E. Dead kids are lucky?>C. Shit car, looks like it has one hell of a carbon footprint. Switch over to fusion reactors. Actually, I can do a conversion, my friend taught me some mechanic skills.
>>3946169>>3946191Modifying it to be more polite>E. Honestly, sir, that car looks like a Gas Guzzler. Have you considered switching over to a cleaner fuel source that doesn't rely on dinosaur killing fields? I can help convert it to one, a smart friend of mine had me help her install fusion cores into her projects.
>>3946198...Tell you what, we can ask him about the car for a bit. Gohan smart enough to talk shop, but I'm not endorsing critising fuel sources that are likely a non issue anyway.
Sorry, was passed out for a bit.>>3946169“Yep. Got into this big mess with this Machine Mutant thing that tried to take over my world. Ended up helping save it and- oh hey.” You glance at the convertible. “You know, we have a few like that back on Earth. What’s it run on? Not some old gas guzzler, is it?”“Nah, this baby runs on puuuuure starlight, my boy.” he replies, gesturing grandly.“Ah cool, my best friend’s quite the mechanic, takes after her mom, actually.” The two of you walk closer and chat, talking shop for a bit. Heh, apparently he’s not the only Kai who likes his cars. As you get to the vehicle, you think to mention, “Oh yeah, you did say something about my great grandpa, is he here?”“Indeed I am.” a voice greets you. An old man in an orange and black outfit and green cap on his head. Beside him is a short woman with black hair in a black and white gi, and a giant of a man in a white toga with long curly blonde hair. Wait… that guy, you know him! He’s Olibu! “Haha, finally get to meet you… when you’re not a little thing, that is. My, how big you’ve grown!”“Heh. Definitely Maple’s kid.” the woman comments, approaching you.“And you’ve grown to become a fine hero of Earth, young one!” Olibu declares loudly. “I knew great things were in store for you when you and your sister defeated my greatest foe when you both were but little children. Haha! Marvelous!”Grand Kai smirks. “Looks like you’ll fit in just fine here, kiddo.”>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26… paused.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for tonight! We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3946281Was fun, thanks for running! But please get some rest, Kato.
>>3946281To be clear, if you just stayed asleep no one would mind. Take care of yourself Kato.
>>3946281Thanks for the run!Ah, Gohan hasn't met Izumi, has he?Wonder if she'll reveal her identity to him right away, or tease him with it?Information isn't free.
>>3946281Oh man, this is so nice. Is Mutaito around at all?Meeting him would be cool too.
>>3946281When Elder Kai said to draw out our ssj energy in base form is that a reference to ssj power?
>>3947329Elder Kai don't know shit about Saiyans.
>>3946288Glad to hear! And thank you, I think I'm rested enough.>>3946306Trying. Thanks for the concern.>>3946313Glad to hear! And no real reason to hide it.>>3946538He is around.>>3947329In a way, yes. It's something Goku's attempted before, actually.And okay, another bit of a delay, but we are back!>>3946281https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrj8UWaDb8The group around you chat joyfully, your great grandpa complimenting you on how far you’ve come, asking about your dad and mom and sister. The woman beside him likewise is curious about them, and you catch everyone up on how you died trying to stop Baby, and what you managed to accomplish through your training with the Supreme Kai.Mention of the Z-Sword and Elder Kai has the Grand Kai stunned. “Imma… Imma need a moment to process that, my boy. Job just got even more complicated…”“Haha! Sounding even more like a hero of legend!” Olibu declares. “Earth is in good hands.”“I’m just relieved that abomination is gone.” the black-haired short woman comments. “Heh, all those years ago, warning Maple and Acer about that thing… and now it’s finally over. Our people are no longer tied to the ghosts of the past.”You look at the woman curiously. She’s actually shorter than she looks, a bit below your mom and uncle and even you, but she has more the proportions of a taller grown lady. And she mentioned mom and uncle Acer and ‘our people’. “…I believe I’ve heard of you before.”“Hah, I’d bet you have. Hell, your cousin’s named after me. I did get to see you all very briefly when Dr. Raichi pulled me out of this world, but this is out first real introduction. So Gohan, it is good to meet you. My name is Izumi, the-” She pauses and looks you over again, then chuckles. “Well, the second strongest Tuffle in this realm, now.”“It’s… it’s only temporary.” you tell her humbly. Wow. Mom’s teacher, before even grandpa Roshi.>A. All right, this is great! You guys wanna spar for a bit?>B. How did you know about Baby, Miss Izumi? …That’s gonna take some getting used to>C. Say, what about other Saiyans here? I know it’d probably be rare, but worth a shot>D. Something else?
>>3947368>B & C.
>>3947368>B>C>D."Is the Tuffle King's soul somewhere in the Other World? Does he know about Baby?"
>>3947368>B. How did you know about Baby, Miss Izumi? …That’s gonna take some getting used to>>3947396Nah, there are better people to meet than the Tuffle King. Like Grandma!
>>3947404Not asking to meet him, asking if he just knows.
>>3947368>Hell, your cousin’s named after me.>D. Retroactively interrupt, "Daikon?"
>>3947406Still nah, we don't even know his name. Hell, Baby never even told us his backstory to make the Tuffle King relevant.
>>3947368“How did you know about Baby, Miss Izumi? …Heh. Wow. That’s gonna take some getting used to.” You rub the back of your neck. “Hope when I’m back I don’t start calling my cousin ‘Miss.’ She won’t let me hear the end of it.”The Tuffle woman lets out a sigh as she recalls it. “Bit of a long story.”“Heh, I’ve got the time.”She smiles. “All right. A long, long time ago, I was summoned by Dr. Raichi to help train Maple and Acer in martial arts. But when my lessons weren’t instilling the desire for vengeance that he wanted, I was let go and returned here. Seeing what he eventually planned for them, and how he’d abandon them if they didn’t live up to his expectations, well, I did what searching I could to uncover more beings like him. That led me to the fate of the Tuffle King, and the parasite he sent out into the universe.” Her smile fades and she shakes her head. “That thing is a mockery of what the Tuffles stood for as a people. Worse than Dr. Raichi ever was.” She places her hand on your shoulder, smile returning. “But now that it’s gone, our people can finally say we’ve left a good legacy behind. One not tied to any vengeful ghosts of the past.”“And the love your student had for my boy Goku helped ensure that.” the elder Gohan adds in, Izumi giving him a pout. “Ah, how wonderful a thing love can be. One of the last Tuffles and one of the last Saiyans, separated from the bloody history of their people, growing together and, heh, well producing you, my boy.”You laugh awkwardly at that. “Eheh heh heh, y-yeah. Sure. Oh, actually, that does make me wonder. Are there any other Saiyans here? I mean, I know it’s probably unlikely, but-”“There is one.” Izumi replies. “Maple and Acer met him before. Even your father has met him. Why do you ask?”>A. Ah, just curious! Anyway, who’s up for a spar?>B. Because I’d like to meet him, of course! Can you take me to him?>C. Curious about him, does he know how to go Super Saiyan too?>D. Something else?
>>3947462>D.>parasiteAre you sure there was just one?M-1 could be scouting out for other tuffle parasites to make a Baby 2.0.>B.>C.
>>3947462>A. Ah, just curious! Anyway, who’s up for a spar?
>>3947462>>3947470Supporting just write-in,>A. Spar a spare for the dead?
>>3947462>B & C.
>>3947462“Because I’d like to meet him, of course! And now that you’ve said that, I’m curious, what’s he like? If mom and dad met him he’s got to have some interesting stories to tell.”The older Izumi looks to the older Gohan. “Think he’s in the usual place?”“Probably! Getting ready for Grand Kai’s training, and all that.”“HRK.” the cool old guy starts to sweat. “W-well, he’s still a, uh, a century off. Y-yeah.”Izumi just smirks at him, then starts to head off. “All right, come on Gohan. The both of you. Let’s leave Grand Kai to finish up polishing his car, kinda distracting him.”“Nice meeting you, sir!” you wave and head with them, flying up into the sky. “So, what’s this guy like? Ooh, ooh, he able to go Super Saiyan too?”“Well, I can assure you, he has. He’s carried a lot of weight over his failure to stop the rise of King Vegeta, and the genocide of the Tuffles. But he’s also learned to move past it, thanks to the efforts of Maple, Acer, Goku… heh, and all the friends they’ve made along the way.” the Tuffle woman explains to you.“Wait, King Vegeta?” you repeat.“Yes, the father of the current Vegeta, the one who began the conquest of Plant and the genocide of the Tuffles.”You chuckle. “Man, if he only knew what his son got up to… hey, if anyone’s up for it later, wanna get some sparring in? I’d like to see what all of you can do.”“Heh, definitely inherited that from both your parents.” Izumi comments. “We’ll see.”Passing over some fighters training, and even catch a glimpse of a Kai instructing a group, eventually all of you reach a man meditating above a pond. Tall, with spiky black hair a bit like Vegeta’s, but bangs instead of a widow’s peak, and… in an outfit that shockingly reminds you of Broly’s. “Yazai, my friend!” Olibu calls out to him. “You’ve got a new arrival here who’d like to meet you!”He turns to face you all, tail swaying behind him. While his facial features seem… kind of intense at first, there’s a calmness to him, a softness to him sort of atypical of the kind of look you’re used to Vegeta having. “Been expecting you, Son Gohan.” he greets.Well that’s a surprise. “You have?”“Indeed. Heard quite a bit’s gone down.” He stretches his limbs. “You being here is a surprise. But it’s certainly a change of pace.” The two of you have a little chat on what went down with Baby, you mentioning Vegeta and Peppa working together to beat ‘em in the end puts a bright, proud smile on Yazai’s face. “Looks like his father was wrong. We really do do better together. Heh.”>A. And I hear you’re pretty tough. Wanna go a few rounds?>B. Vegeta also accessed a new form, a new kind of Super Saiyan, think you might know something about it?>C. Can you tell me more about your own past? Both alive and here, I mean>D. Something else?
>>3947633...FFFFFFF-Didn't copy the whole thing, sorry! Before the response it was supposed to include this:“Are you sure there’s just the one parasite?” you ask. “There could be more out there, the M1 Machine Mutants seeking them out and trying to start all of this over again.”“I was made aware of something that sounds like that parasite, but nothing much came of it. If there are more out there, they are probably on desolate rocks somewhere in the universe. Or if we’re lucky, they crashed into some stars and burned up.” Izumi shrugs. “You guys have shown you can handle ‘em pretty well, and none will be as sophisticated as Baby was, so no need to worry. Anyway, why do you wanna meet this Saiyan?”
>>3947633>I was made aware of something that sounds like that parasite, but nothing much came of it.I'm reading your notes Kato.>C.>B.>A.>D. Equivalent exchange offer for moves. Make it interesting, winner of the spar can choose first.
>>3947637Heh, 'sallgood, Kato.>>3947633Supporting >>3947648
>>3947648I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about STOP READING THEM DAMN IT.
>>3947633I wonder if Grand Kai ever learned that it's not how strong you are, but what you know?>A. And I hear you’re pretty tough. Wanna go a few rounds?>C.I wonder if we can talk with our fists?
>>3947633You roll your shoulders and stretch a little. “And I hear you’re pretty tough. Wanna go a few rounds? We can talk and spar.”Yazai crosses his arms and laughs. “Hah, well, definitely got that Saiyan spunk. All right kid, let’s see what you’ve got.”Your auras flare up, flowing around the two of you. In a flash, you and Yazai meet in midair, forearms clashing against one another, the much larger Saiyan smirking. You attempt to spin your body and aim a kick at his head, only for him to dodge with relative ease, and even counter with a palm strike that you have to block against. “So, can you tell me a bit about your own past? Both when you were alive, and here?”“I was part of a smaller group of like-minded Saiyans that were more pure of heart than Vegeta’s group. We loved to battle, but we weren’t violent brutes.” Yazai catches your arm as you try to strike him, in one fluid motion spinning you around and delivering a chop that just barely misses you back thanks to your smaller frame. “We were opposed to Vegeta’s genocidal scheme, but were small in number. On the night he tried his first attack, we knew we had to do something, anything to keep him from winning. My allies pooled their strength into me, and I attained a power far beyond any of their Oozaru forms could handle.”Power beyond…? “Wait, did you become a-?”He catches a kick and you’re forced to move back to evade another chop from him, the two of you dashing at one another and matching each other’s strength. Though… Yazai might actually be holding back. “Not quite. Back then, we thought it might be the power of a Super Saiyan. But it faded, and my attempt to stop them as a god of justice came to an end. In my last moments, I sacrificed myself to buy my allies time to get away.” He deflects a punch from you. “And that’s when I ended up, well, here. My heroic deeds allowed me to keep my body. I came to accept my fate, and hope that a Saiyan might be able to do what I couldn’t. And that’s when it happened.” He blocks your arms as you try to chop at him from both sides. “The first Super Saiyan showed himself. Your father, Son Goku. From there, I felt new purpose. I helped not only him work with his form, but your mother and uncle achieve something similar to it, powering up through a similar method, though without as much toll on the body.”“The Raio-Ten…” You back away, going on the defensive, blocking and dodging his attacks.(cont.)
>>3947813https://youtu.be/oCkiE31k-BU“Ever since then, I’ve worked to improve myself, while keeping track of the progress of the Saiyans still alive.” His spiky hair stands up higher as a flash of gold goes through it, with a burst of power, he transforms into a Super Saiyan. “I’m extremely impressed and proud of you all.”You hesitate responding in kind, but try to tap into a bit more of your power, like Elder Kai said. “Vegeta’s tapped into a new kind of power too. Combining Super Saiyan and Oozaru into a humanoid form. He called it Primal Super Saiyan. Might that be similar to what you tapped into?”Sharing a brief mental image to him via telepathy, Yazai raises an eyebrow. “No, that is… definitely something new. Super Saiyan and Oozaru, huh?” He seems to lower his guard, thinking over what you’ve shared with him. “I do recall something about him trying to combine it before, from what I’ve heard on Earth, but this is definitely something new.”“Do you have any guesses on it, then?” you ask, still keeping your guard up, still trying to draw out more strength without transforming. Your hair starts to spike up a bit.“The power of the Oozaru is drawn out from the tail. Or rather, the root chakra located down there draws it out from the tail, and spreads it across the body.” His own tail sways behind him. “It may have both root chakra and stomach chakra working in unison, harmonizing that power.” He takes his stance again, dashing with tremendous speed and appearing behind you.With barely enough time to react, you block his blow. “I think Lord Konpei told mom about this kind of stuff before. You studied it as well?”“My allies and I were quite in touch with our spiritual side.” he replies with a smile. “We tried to learn from the Tuffles and help them learn from us. Both giving and sharing something to help one another grow.”You grin. “Equivalent Exchange?”Down below the two of you, you can see Izumi smiling with pride. Yazai nods. “You interested in sparring to see some of my skills?”“Winner gets first pick. What do you say?”“Sure. Show me what you’ve got, kid!”>A. All right, Exploding Afterimages!>B. Spirit Ball!>C. Shinespark!>D. Something else?And roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 13 for the first, 14 for the second!
Rolled 1, 10 = 11 (2d20)>>3947818>A. All right, Exploding Afterimages!
Rolled 2, 8 = 10 (2d20)>>3947818>A.
Rolled 14, 10 = 24 (2d20)>>3947818>B. Spirit Ball!
>>3947823>>3947826>>3947831Passed one! Writing...
>>3947818https://youtu.be/ktuOKrTIaDEWell, he asked for it! You back away, and get him to pursue. Right when he’s about on top of you, you create an Afterimage… that packs a bit more punch. His attempt at an elbow strike causes it to blow up in his face. You float behind him, arms crossed. “Pretty cool, huh? My friend Pantea helped me develop ‘em.”“Well, something I’ll have to keep in mind.” Yazai moves at lightning speed, trying to strike you again. You leave another Afterimage, and double it up, making one more to trick him when he tries to catch on. He moves to where your second one is while firing a Ki blast at the first. It detonates right as he delivers a chop to the second, and that one blows up in his face too.“Well now, that’s a clever trick.” a new voice adds to the trio on the ground. A man about the size of Master Roshi, with white hair and a mustache, in a white gi.“Was wondering where you were, Mutaito!” Olibu greets cheerfully. “Something come up?”“Little ruckus down in Hell. Nothing to be concerned about.” he replies. “That little sealed up fiend tried to escape again. Doubled down on keeping it sealing talismans. Should be nice and tight now.”“That kid get some headphones?” Gohan asks him.“Yeah, just hope he pays attention to his work better.” The man’s attention turns to you. “So, Afterimages that detonate? And you say your friend developed it?”“Heh heh, yep! She’s quite a genius.” You place your hands behind your head.(cont.)
>>3947871“While useful, I don’t think it’s the best idea to explain it to your opponent.” Yazai lectures. He takes a fighting stance similar to Vegeta’s, then dashes at you again. You try one more Afterimage, though he doesn’t strike it. Instead, he keeps his palm forward, then lets out a pulse of energy as he closes his eyes. It doesn’t detonate the afterimage, and just to be safe you leave one more behind you. Then, just as if he were deflecting a Ki blast, he swipes with his hand, not touching the Afterimage, but instead deflecting it away. Yazai then does the same for the next one you left, and right when you try to leave a third, you find yourself backing into him.“Woah, okay, point taken.” you comment, bringing your guard up.Yazai then feints a chop, only to deliver a one-inch punch right at your chest as you try to block. Ow. Oww. A hammer blow follows, and you can’t hold back any more. You transform into Super Saiyan yourself, blocking the blow. Yazai chuckles. “Afterimages like that are just another application of Ki, and giving them extra energy means they’re easier to deflect just as one would a weak Ki blast.”“But you didn’t deflect them like that.” you move away, getting closer to the ground.Yazai follows after. “Oh, I did. Just with a more advanced deflection technique.” He manages to connect an elbow strike, while you finally are able to get a kick in to his side. But, with you so close, he uses his free arm to grab you by the leg and finally knock you down to the ground. Yazai bows respectfully to you. “Looks like my win. But it was a close call there.” He offers a hand to help you up. “So, how about you show me that Afterimage technique of yours?”“Heh, sure! But you gotta show me that ‘more advanced’ deflection technique you’ve got. Feel like it’ll come quite in handy in some Tournaments.” You grin widely. This is definitely gonna be some good training for you!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MMbAz-U7o8>PEPPA AND BASILEA SOCIAL LINK 3: COMPLETE!>PEPPA AND KELI SOCIAL LINK 3: COMPLETE!>IZUMI AND SACHIE SOCIAL LINK 4: COMPLETE!>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #26 END.>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I’ll try to answer them as best I canAll right folks, that's all for this thread! Thank you all for sticking around for so long! I’ll be around for a bit for questions and stuff. Did y’all have fun?
>>3947872Good thread Kato, thanks for running!Interesting that Yazai was able to sort out whats going on with Primal Super Saiyan, it'll be interesting to discuss more about the forms and how they work with chakras.
>>3947872Thank you so much for running, Kato! It's been a very satisfying bit of downtime, and seeing Future Peppa was a real treat, and it's always fun to delve into the more mystical side of things. Meeting the namesakes for Gohan and Izzy was really nice, and Yazai is pretty cool too. Some interesting hints at what's to come, too.Next thread, Peppa and Cocoa's movie date? Really looking forward to that.
>>3944117>You conjure up a small alarm clock and set it by you.Clocks aren't clothes.>>3946052This was the only vote for "C. Could, but your offer sounds like a better deal, to be honest, so I’ll be back soon!"That was an unpopular option that got into >>3946168 somehow. I thought you said you weren't going to let one person affect the story above what everyone else wants. Is it because they voted for one of Your options?Other than those two chinks in the armor, this was a very good thread! Talking with Basilea was interesting, Time Crime Time was cool, I wonder if our speech to Future Peppa affected how she views Basilea. Izumi's many failures were hilarious, though Konpei isn't entertaining or quirky enough to be a character (kinda like Pantea and Melchior) just an appliance who serves comers by dispensing advice on energy flow. Gohan's stuff looks interesting, interested to see him go on some adventures, and maybe enter the Otherworld Tournament.
>>3947872Loved the interaction with Konpei. Glad to see he's doing good. He's doesn't need to be quirky or 'entertaining' but just a swell bro.Hope to see Melchior soon. Hope Baby didn't do a number on him.
>>3949577He's not a dragon ball character if he's not quirky or entertaining.Every advice giver has their own quirks. They're not perfect.Master Roshi is a sage of martial arts and has the knowledge and skill to back that up. He is also a massive pervert.Master Shen is a sage of martial arts and is a figure worthy of respect and fear among the world's fighters. His desire to prove himself as superior to Roshi and their master turned him down a path of violence so he could be respected and feared as the world's greatest killer.Fortuneteller Baba is one of the wisest people in the world, knowledgeable of many magical arts and has her skills sought out by many of the world's elite. She's also greedy as fuck, either for money or a show.Korin is a god of martial arts, and will lend a helping hand to those he approves of and not help those who he does not. However, his pride keeps him from being helpful even when the planet is at stake, insisting that all comers complete his trials the right way if they want beans.Kami has lived a long time, seen a great deal from his lookout, and knows many things both martial and spiritual. However, in response to the inadequacies he sees in himself, or his failings, he will and has tried to purge those than try to reform. Whether it be creating Piccolo, or trying to kill Piccolo Jr.Chuu Lee is a prodigy when it comes to ki, she won a tournament and her top student won a tournament. Her top student evokes her style and techniques from having watched her. Her other student has none of the skills or techniques of his teacher, suggesting that maybe she isn't a good teacher for those who just can't pick up what she does. The fight with that student came down to the student using techniques he worked out on his own and his brute force to overwhelm her.Tripitaka is very helpful even when she's not busy as the world's God, always there to lend an ear, give advice, or use her cult magics to turn the tide of a fight. Locking herself off from worldly experiences makes her unable to relate to others or be knowledgeable about those she governs. As seen at the trip to Konpei's, this philosophy of locking herself off makes her doubt whether she makes the right choices if she never chooses differently.Konpei, Melchior, and Pantea, they have no flaws or quirks that make them "They're pretty smart but I wouldn't try to emulate them totally." It's always just, "Konpei's a self-help book with a trunk. Melchior made a sword, it's a good sword. Pantea made another tech thing to help everyone, whereas her mother would have cashed in on a favor from everyone for a vain request."I mean, it's not like it would be hard to make Konpei quirky. He's a guru, and what do those do? Smoke drugs. Hookah time. Perhaps if he delivered all his medicinal sermons with the sugar of encouraging others to partake in his own indulgences then maybe he wouldn't be so out of place as a figure of wisdom in Dragon Ball.
>>3946281Though, Pantea's involvement is a bit improved this thread. Instead of just being the "Problem Solver (Hammer)" to any technological dilemma, her existence has affected those close to her, and flavored them. Her interests in video games and tech has affected her best friend's own interests to the point where she has more presence than "Press [Interact] Button and Receive (Knowledge, Weapon, Device)"
>>3947872Was good catching up, really like the direction Gohan is going, lot of opportunity there. Peppa's coda with Basilea and her future self was pretty enjoyable too. Fu needs a punch to the face. Also Bra dealt with her Buu saga, huh? Curious about how that went down, wouldn't mind hearing more about it. What about the PTP Trunks and Gohan? This all said...>>3949140>>3949801>>3949818So are you just going to ignore things where convenient? Or is this more of a continuation of you being mad things don't go your way? I can think of a few things you're missing.
>>3949843Clocks aren't clothes!I would like to hear what I'm missing, please continue.
>>3949863You claim Pantea has no flaws or quirks. This is false. She can be pushy and angered surprisingly easily like her mother, but how she expresses it is more like her father. She's more subdued and low-key, and instead of yelling she works to fix what's upsetting her and doesn't really let it go until it's fixed. When Gohan started moping first time we played as him, Pantea got upset with him and pulled him into the gravity chamber. When Gohan contacted her after he had his freakout, she was upset with him and lectured him about it. When he died, she had no way to fix that and instead poured her efforts into doing something that could help take down Baby, the cause of Gohan's death.She is also clearly struggling with her feelings towards Gohan. She very clearly has an attraction to him but sees the age gap between them as an issue, and tries to push it aside so she doesn't end up looking like she's pushing him into it. She clearly does find other guys attractive, such as Tapion, but it's Gohan she likes the most. Pantea's inability to express it probably fuels some of why she's so adamant on getting involved with him. Hell her going on the Grand Tour might have been a subconscious attempt to distance herself from him and give him some space.I would hope you could figure at least some of this out on your own, you seem to be pretty adamant about devising similar scenarios for other characters. But since you couldn't, I take it you've got something against it. Or you're incapable of understanding subtlety (even if this is barely subtle in the first place). I want to give you the benefit of a doubt and assume you aren't a tard.I can give you more after work if this doesn't convince you, mate, if you can show you won't waste my time over it.
>>3949917>how she expresses her anger is more like her father.She schemes on how to beat up a little boy and rob people blind? Sorry, a bit facetious, but I can't remember the last time Yamcha got mad or had an opportunity to be mad in Dragon Ball.So, her Problem-Solving habit, setting out to fix what she sees as broken, is her flaw. I suppose that could be a flaw, but it usually has a positive result. Though, she can be a bit dismissive of Gohan's faults, treating him like a child. But when Gohan listens to her, it usually works out.I think their relationship has always been a bit unequal that way. Gohan will come to her with problems, and she'll fix them. Instead of an equal, to him she's more like a therapist that can fix and enhance his flying car.Good observation, but is that facet of her personality a malus? Like, does it make people go pic related or "What the hell?" or "Aw jeez, this again..."Despite the name, having a malus isn't necessarily bad. Like, a charm point. Izumi's tendency to bite off more than she can chew is a malus, and a charm point.Maybe Pantea got this "Fix it fix it fix it" fixation from someone she respects highly. A role model she had ever since she was a babe. A person who will set out to fix anything she thinks she can because "If she doesn't do it, who will?"
>>3949917>Hell her going on the Grand Tour might have been a subconscious attempt to distance herself from him and give him some space.More like get her some Space, am I right, am I right, am I right? The one place that hasn't been corrupted by her Shotacon fetish!Huh, what if Pantea got convoluted schemes from her father? That could be a thing.
>>3949958>>3949970And good job, you emphasize why I didn't want to engage with you on this. You seem to keep thinking with that tiny trouser head of yours. Personality "maluses?" "Charm point?" Mate I say this as someone who wanks to the Chinese cartoons on the regular, lay off some of the doujins. You talk about this in such a way and so often that I know others find it irritating.Like, I didn't want to bring up Pantea's problem with how she deals with her attraction to Gohan because I knew you were going to just see "heh heh shotacon". You make it very hard to engage with you.
>>3949958You view this like a video-game. It's not.
>>3950672Yeah, it was a mistake trying to engage with you. I acknowledged your points, you refuse to do the same, all take and no give. Frankly, you're bad at conversations.https://youtu.be/g1Sq1Nr58hM Is joke.>>3950784The opposite actually. Konpei, Melchior, and Pantea are all based on video game characters, which could all afford to be one-dimensional because they only do what's demanded of them by the game.
>>3947872>I mean, it's not like it would be hard to make Konpei quirky.I'm sorry, there's a better way to phrase this: "it's not like it would be too much of a stretch to make Konpei quirky." You do put a lot of effort into this quest.Though, I'm worried about Pantea: Is she Lucca with a different name and setting? What makes her different from that character?Sure, they have the same face. Maple uses the same face as Tsarevna Alena and occasionally Lina Inverse, but the similarities stop at the door. Maple Son-Mahogany is her own thing.Lucca Ashtear is a fine face to use, but she is not a complex character. She's always (and in many cases, only) there to point out what's fucky with time, and point out how to fix it. She solves problems and goes on adventures. The most complex she ever gets is when she goes to that fateful day when her mom gets crippled by a machine, and overwrites her mom by saving the past, better version so she doesn't have to get yelled at for pursuing her dreams anymore. Pantea doesn't really have something that would make her multifacteted like that, a selfish thing she does to benefit herself. Unless molding Gohan to be "better than that" falls under that, but that's been viewed in a positive light so far.So is Pantea Briefs' persona adhering to Lucca Ashtear like a bible, or does she do enough differently to be her own thing as well?
>>3949801>>3949818>>3949863>>3949958>>3949970>>3950833>>3950871So let me get this straight. Pantea is one-dimensional... because she doesn't act in contrast to how she looks and she doesn't show "quirks" that YOU find amusing. Is this right? Because this is what you're making it sound like. If not, you're using a lot of words to say very little.
>>3950933No, she acts pretty much the same as Lucca and only makes positive contributions and never does anything unnecessary or goofy like a Dragon Ball character would.
>>3950933>>3950984Well, maybe that's half of what you said. Who uses a double-negative with "contrast"?
>>3950933And why dismiss an argument if it uses a lot of words? Every point made is backed up and expressed to make sense and deliver a viewpoint that doesn't sound shallow.But no, it's a lot easier to dismiss it all with "words words words, say your dumb point simpler." Just taking all I've said and stripping it down to a shallow statement you don't agree with.I can do it too.>>3945168>"Yup, you smell like Demon.">>3945169>"Be careful, I guess.">>3945197>"Again, be careful. Demons scary. Yes.">>3945233>"Hmm, that new form's interesting. Your ki's enhanced with magic in your attacks.">>3945234>"Be careful what spells you cast with this form, especially Demon ones, and work on your ki control."and then,Izzy: Wow! Ki control! The one thing I've been working with that makes me viable! The thing all my techniques require! It really was in front of my face the whole time! I must be the biggest idiot to not see that!Konpei: *strokes trunk triumphantly* Well, you did come to me for advice on Ki, after all!Maple: And good thing we did! You're so smart, Konpei! It's like you can recite Sage Wisdom to us with ease that makes it seem like you're only reminding us of common sense things!Konpei: Well, I don't like to toot my own horn, but what the heck? *TRUMPET!*Izzy: Hahahahaha, hahahaha... saaay, why doesn't Maple get a Mahou form? She's a magician with good ki control!Maple: I sure am! ...hahaha, ahahaha! Say Konpei, what is this smoke wafting all about your Temple of Trunk? Pfft, hehehe...Konpei: *inhales* ...mellows you out and makes you more agreeable.Maple: Well. I'll agree to that! *grins for 5 solid hours*
>>3951040Sachie: *holding her uniform's kerchief to her mouth* Well, this has been... something, but I think I'll go now. *walks out the door*Konpei: Wait, I think you could actually do a lot if we work on aligning your- oh bother, she's left already.Izzy: Oh, that's right, Auntie Maple, Konpei sir, I need to get ho...*stomach grumbles*ho...Konpei: Hoho?Izzy: Hoho? ...YES! *Tugs on Maple's shirt* Maple, I need a Hoho, one that will hold me out 'till the end of the night!Maple: *grins at Izzy*Sachie: *walks past the door* How do I get out of here?Konpei: It's a labyrinth of spirits, to get through it you'll have to confront your own- and she's gone.Izzy: It's gonna be fast, and it's gotta be soon, and it's gotta be larger than life!Maple: *still grinning* Heeeyyy, that's right! Konpei, doesn't this place shield you from the world? Why, I remember if took me and the others several months to find this place. How'd Baby nab you?Konpei: Well, it's not something I care to relive, but... https://youtu.be/YUqBBBQubps~ ~ ~*Konpei walks out to the street to get the newspaper. When he does, Baby runs up to him and punches him until he hits the ground. Baby sweeps him into a sack, and runs off with him.*Konpei: Ha, no matter, I'll just astrally project my consciousness from my physical form so you won't have me captured!*Konpei tries to astrally project, and gets bitch-slapped back into his body by the Sack.*Baby: Hahaha! Your magics are no use against me, but of plenty use for me! Why, even if a mystic launched an attack against me that could turn me into candy, I am 100% sure I could not only deflect it, but send it right back at the fool who attacked me and turn THEM into candy! And then eat them!Konpei: *sad trumpet noise*~ ~ ~Konpei: And that's canon.Kato: No!Sachie: *walks in front of the door leading to the labyrinth, now standing on the ceiling* Grrr... *looks over at Konpei and her friends, and does a hand seal. She poofs over next to them, her hair now hanging up towards the ceiling and her also having to keep a hand on her skirt* Izzy, get him to-Izzy: Sachie! *tugs at Sachie's skirt, causing Sachie to kneel over in distress* Late at night I toss and I turn, and I dream of what I need...Sachie: *blushes* Um, Izzy, I like you, sure, but I don't know if I-Izzy: Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed? *lets Sachie go, causing her to fall up, and reaches up towards the ceiling**OH YEAH! A Giru with a jetpack comes down through the ceiling, holding a giant Hoho*Giru: GIRU FIVE HAS ARRIVED!Maple: Hmm, thought it was Blue now?Izzy: *hugging the Hoho* Nah, this is T2005. Giru's busy being king.Sachie: a-HA! Freedom! *she dives into the hole in the ceiling*Konpei: Girl, you must exit the temple normally- eh, too late.https://youtu.be/wz_NK5HgR6QSachie: *respawns into the room, on the floor, clutching her chest* Ugh, lost one of my hearts...
>>3951590Izzy: What!? *she runs up to her friend* Here, *she reaches into her chest* take mine! *she presents her heart to Sachie*Sachie: Izzy... Sis! *her eyes turn to hearts*Izzy: Sis? Heh. *her eyes turn to hearts*Konpei: Don't lose those last sets, now!Izzy: Here, share this with me! *she splits the Hoho in half*Sachie: *uneasily tries to heft the enormous Hoho, while holding Izzy's heart in her other hand* Uh...Izzy: *bites into the Hoho in the most unladylike fashion, but she's a princess and that's above lady innichit?* OHHH, it's like a fire in my blood!Konpei: 'Like a fire in my blood?' Hmm...Maple: 'Like a fire in my blood...' hehehe...Giru Five: 'Like a fire in my blood,' Giru Giru!Sachie: 'Like a fire in my blood?' GAH! *Izzy's heart goes up in flames from the chocolatey goodness filling her body*
>>3940926>Izzy’s still taller. Bit taller than Bulma, actually.”Hehehe...
>>3947883Thanks for playing!Yazai has spent a lot of time looking into some of the more esoteric aspects of the Saiyans. He's still wondering just how his attempt to become a "God of Justice" is different from the normal Super Saiyan transformation.>>3947893Glad to hear! Thanks for playing!>Next thread, Peppa and Cocoa's movie date?Yes.>>3949140>Clocks aren't clothes.Watches are clothes. Clocks are just a strapless watch.And I saw one of those G's as a C. Oh well.>>3949577Could certainly do that.>>3949843Glad you enjoyed it!>Also Bra dealt with her Buu saga, huh? Curious about how that went down, wouldn't mind hearing more about it.Indeed. Her Supreme Kai is alive, Babidi is dead, and she may have a couple additional allies in her time as well. Might keep how everything went down a bit more in the dark, but I will say that those familiar with both Super and Another Road's takes on it may recognize some things.>What about the PTP Trunks and Gohan? They managed to stop their timeline's Babidi as well. Was even easier for them, for a few reasons. One being pic related.>>3951040>>3951590>>3951595Don't.If anyone else has some things they'd like to bring up about certain characters, feel free, please.
>>3953411>And I saw one of those G's as a C. Oh well.Oh. Well, understandable. Sorry for the other shit. I had the wrong idea.And a Watch is clothes but a Clock ain't! Hmph!So, my stance: Some of the NPCs are used like tools, I would like to see them used like fireworks in the time we spend with them. Something frivolous. The foundation's good for each of them, just color outside the lines a bit. That's all.
“Ahh~” Goku sighs as he reclines into the steaming water of a heated oil drum. “Nothing beats this at the end of a long day!” ‘A long day’ was a bit of an understatement when it came to kicking the Baby out. Several of Goku’s friends, rivals, and acquaintances joined him on the Briefs’ lawn, each in their own barrels, currently being tended to by Acer lighting the flames below. With the exception of… “You said it, Dad!” Peppa agrees, melting away in the water of her drum as well. “Are you sure we won’t get burned from this?” Cocoa asks, nervous about the flame underneath the oil drum she’s sharing with Peppa. “Don’t worry, there’s wood at the bottom to protect your feet,” Peppa says, leaning into her girlfriend. Towels between them, of course. With a devious grin, she whispers “Your little piggies are absolutely safe.” A deep blush appears on Cocoa’s face, and not from the heat neither! She sinks down and mumbles, “Don’t call them thaaat!” She always did it during pedicures, which was usually followed with that damnable tail tickling her feet until she gasped for mercy. Gohan leans over the side of his barrel, and asks Pantea, “Hey, why does CapsuleCorp have so many of these lying around?” Pantea’s eyes go blank, and robotically replies, “CapsuleCorp is a clean and green energy efficient company whose integrity places the preservation of environment as one of its top priorities which can be seen from its history of fair deals with partner companies and friendly competition with rival companies such as [redacted], [redacted], and [redacted]. CapsuleCorp has never even heard of the time-accelerated dinosaur graveyard of Paozu Valley.” “Uh…” Gohan stammers, surprised. Pantea breaks from her trance, considering. “I’ve never thought much about it, kinda reminds me of all those games where there are just rooms full of empty barrels except for one with a potion.” “That’s accurate,” confirms her father, the former thief. Sachie squirts water over at a relaxing Izumi, deflecting the immediate glare with a quick gesture towards the water. “Hey Izzy, did you know that even when you’re relaxing, there’s stuff you can do with your powers to play- I mean, ‘train’?”As Izumi watches, Sachie gathers ki into her palm, and presses it flat against the water. She brings her palm up, and a small pillar of water comes up as well. With another hand, she cuts off the water, and balls it up in her hands. She sinks her fingers into the ball, and adjusts it. When she pulls them away, she has a cat’s cradle showing the dancing flames of the barrels underneath them. She presses her hands together again, and sticks her tongue out in concentration. She pulls her hands back out again, showing a daisy chain of watery figures. When Izumi recognizes herself and her friends in the chain, albeit in “Chibi” style, she claps excitedly.
>>3966163“That’s amazing, Sachie! Here, let me try,” Izumi says, pressing her hands to the steaming water as well. She brings up one hand, and arcs it above herself. The water droplets that would normally fall to the water stay in the air. Then, Izumi gathers ki in her other hand, and sweeps it along the water droplets. Light energy fills each one, creating a dazzling rainbow above the princess! “Nice!” Sachie says, and the two enter a mini-competition of water weaving. The contest catches everyone’s attention, and soon enough, most of them are, heheh, testing the waters with their ki. When Peppa looks at the water splashing in her and Cocoa’s drum, a thought occurs to her. As Cocoa squirts water at her face, Peppa brings a hand to the water. With the ki working towards her will, Peppa stills the water to where it is a serene mirror, reflecting the moon’s light. Not a Full Moon, no. “I bet if this thing tipped over, the water wouldn’t spill,” she says. Gohan hears her, and ceases his bubble-blowing. He idly pops one, and the ball of water leaks from where he poked it, the rest of the ball’s form still there until the water leaks out completely. He calls over to Peppa, “Sounds doable. Easy even. What if you were rolling, you think you could manage it then?” “Like down a hill?” Peppa asks, thinking. Then, she rises from the water, her arms propping her up, and leans over towards her brother. “Bet I could race you!” she says, her tail flicking about in excitement. Something to take note of here: Peppa is wearing a handtowel, both due to her smaller size, and so her tail can have freedom of movement. So while her chest and front is covered decently… “P-p-p…” Cocoa stutters, her gaze locked on to the sight in front of her. She flushes red, unable to look away. Her mouth simply hangs open as Peppa and Gohan get locked in a series of “Nuh uh”s and “Yuh-huh”s. As the exchange goes on, Peppa wiggles back and forth, while Gohan’s tail splashes against the water with each of his retorts. His towel is wrapped around the waist, but his muscles are very developed for a fourteen-year-old. Behind him, a considering Pantea adjusts her glasses as they begin to steam up. “Hey now, let’s cool down a bit!” Maple chastises, using mini-Bits to pour cold water onto her two children and their ‘mirers. Loud shrieks come from all those afflicted by the icy touch, and huddle into the warm waters. “But, that does sound interesting. ‘Racing down a hill in a barrel.’” “And,” Gohan pipes up, “and you have to keep the water inside. Not a drop can be spilled!”Maple floats out of her barrel, a finger gun of consideration at her chin. Her soaked hair trails down every curve of her shortstack body, making her look like something that crawled out of a bog. “Who here is interested in a race?” she asks all assembled. Several of the resting warriors get excited, even Vegeta looks interested.
>>3966168Maple floats out of her barrel, a finger gun of consideration at her chin. Her soaked hair trails down every curve of her shortstack body, making her look like something that crawled out of bog. “Who here is interested in a race?” she asks all assembled. Several of the resting warriors get excited, even Vegeta looks interested. Tapion raises a hand, saying, “Sorry, but I would like to rest for the day, that battle took a lot out of me.” “Aw, c’mon bro!” Minotia whines. Maple floats over to her brother, and yanks him up out of Chi-Chi’s barrel. She whispers something in his ear, and he nods. Acer shouts over at Tapion, “Grand Prize is a bottle of Chateau Frypani Milk.” “A bottle?” Tapion asks, humility gone. The Warrior’s head snaps over to his little brother, commanding, “Minotia, we’re racing.” “Woohoo!” Contest is agreed on, rules are set up, and the prize is prepared, so the only thing left is… Tripitaka, the world’s kami, is currently being told of the wonders of a beauty spa by Bulma Briefs. The scientist stands in front of the god’s heated barrel with Giru beside her. Bulma points to a digital pamphlet, displayed by a hologram from Giru’s eye. “So even though you lost some years in that Hyperbolic Time Chamber-“ “Room of Spirit and Time,” Trip interjects. “This spa can bring that youth back, and then some!” Bulma finishes. “Bulma, I thank you for your consideration, but as a Journeyer down the Eight Paths I have no need of worldly comforts like beauty.” Bulma scans another digital pamphlet. “It also says that comfortable seats aren’t allowed.” Trip nods, “Also true, why, on the lookout there are very plain chairs, to instill humility.” Bulma grins, “But from what I heard Maple say, it seems like you always have a very comfortable-“ “Hey Trip!” Maple interrupts with a chirp, landing down in front of her blue-haired friends. “Maple,” Trip greets her, eyes closed in serenity. “So about the race, could you-“ “I have no wish to race.” “No, see, can you be the judge?” “Judge?” “At the finish line. Oh, and you too Bulma!” Bulma leans on Giru, and finger-guns in thought. “I have been meaning to test out my new Scouter. Has a neural uplink so the user can keep up with the Scouter’s readings.” Maple and Bulma look up at Trip. The godly woman frowns. After a bit of consideration, she nods. “I’ll do it,” she says, “But only if I get to stay in this tub.”
>>3966172MT. PAOZU – SUMMIT The assembled racers all grasp the sides of their barrels in anticipation. Vegeta merely crosses his arms because proud warrior race elite of the elites prince of all yadda yadda yadda. “Everybody ready?” Maple asks, pointing at everyone assembled with a green flag. She gets cheers in response, and “get on with it”s from the edgy. Acer nods, and announces, “1-2-3, Go. Okay?” “One…” The racers steady themselves. “Two…” The racers lean forward… “THREE!” Maple shouts, and waves the green flag.https://youtu.be/Ok2369YY2P8 Half of the racers stare at the woman in confusion, while the other half tip over! The barrel borne racers begin their tumble down the mountain! “Damnit, Maple!” Acer shouts, and then looks at the racers who left, and the racers still left. He frantically waves, “Uh, crap, GO! Go, go, go, go!” The racers all tumble down the mountain, getting faster and faster as they go! At the lead of the pack, Krillin grins to himself! Not only was he used to Maple’s shenanigans, this would be a piece of cake! With three layers! Ki Control was his thing! He observes the water his hands are keeping contained, his Ki forming a disc to keep it in. Curiously, he notices a grinding sound. He glances up and around him, the world swirling round and round, but does not see anything that would make such a sound. Then, he looks down to the disc of Ki. The top of the barrel saws off, and a ring of metal hits Krillin in the frontal lobe! The water splashes out of his drum and takes him with it. Maple flies by on a Nimbus with a mic, “HEAD ON! Our first elimination, Brobro! Seems the Krillmaster is just chum fresh from the bucket!” Acer swoops alongside her on Icarus, wincing. “Ouch! Though, if he doesn’t wanna be stuck to a belly, he better move!” Krillin shoos away the Maples and Acers circling his head, and picks himself up. He sees several more barrels barreling towards him. “I may not live!” he thinks. He inhales in shock! Krillin goes floating above the barrels like a balloon. “How does he do that?” Acer asks. Maple shrugs, “Beats me, asked him to teach me how on several occasions and he just expressed surprise that it wasn’t something everybody knows.” Acer rubs his nose, “Maybe… also, he can fly.” Maple cups her hands, “Krillin, you can fly!” Krillin’s eyes widen in realization. “Oh yeah!” he says in a high-pitched voice. Krillin stops floating like a balloon, now just floating. “Thanks for the reminder!” he tries to say, before the air in his belly erupts. However, not out of his mouth! “FAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRTTTT!!!” the Krillmaster goes as he soars down the mountain like an undone balloon. “Master of the Turtle School!” Maple declares. “Strongest Human Man on Earth!” Acer proclaims. “And my husband…” Lazuli weakly announces, rolling past while pinching her nose shut.
>>3966176Chiaotzu smirks at his defeated rival, and looks ahead as best he can while spinning. The environment on the summit was rocky, and with his telekinesis, he would send the other competitors crashing into rocks! Ah, there was one now, a barrel containing Piccolo! Piccolo notices the course of his barrel change, and his antennae twitch, detecting psychic activity. Chiaotzu. Piccolo inhales, then vomits up an egg. He rolls that egg over to Chiaotzu’s barrel, the Jiangshi distracted from his effort with the hatching of the egg. “Maraca.” The newborn mutant Namekian rolls down the summit, and grows from a baby to a child, rolling upright and breaking into a run. The Namekian runs and runs alongside the dumbfounded Chiaotzu, growing and growing all the while. Eventually, the Namekian goes to the rock originally intended for Piccolo, and leaps on top of it, and leaps off of it. He takes in the sunset, painting the landscape and blanketing areas in shadow behind figures who stand proudly in the light. He too stands proudly in that light, nay, he soars in that light! His life is worthy, and complete. The aged and withered Namekian decomposes into dust with a smile on his face, and his soul ascends to Heaven. Chiaotzu tries very hard not to think about Maraca’s birth, life, and death. Was such a life without meaning, or did he live exactly as he wished to? How did his own life stack up compared to that? What meaning was there to be found in his own life, and if he lived how he wanted, would he too meet a satisfactory end? Chiaotzu can’t stop thinking about Maraca. Piccolo smirks to himself, wiping away a tear. His son had achieved his dream of being a cross-country runner and seeing the sunset, and he was one step closer to getting that milk. “I don’t know what the fuck that was, but Piccolo’s in the lead!” Maple comments. “Sis, sometimes meaning is what you make of it,” Acer pitches in. “What does that mean? Stop acting like every pretty thing you say has a profound lesson to it!” “And that’s the way it shakes out I suppose,” Acer says while looking wistfully into the sunset.
>>3966179Raditz tumbles down over the summit, coming to the snowy part of Mt. Paozu. For those of you who take issue with Mt. Paozu having snow on it, I have like five wiki articles to prove it, honest. The Low-class Warrior looks over at Piccolo and Chiaotzu ahead of him. He could try to take them out with a Double Sunday, but thinks better of it. He needed to keep a hand on the water at all times. There was something he could do... https://youtu.be/65vK2qyPPJQ “frsn SUNDAY!” Raditz shouts, throwing an energy blast at Chiaotzu with one hand, and another goes towards Piccolo, emanating from Raditz’s… hair? “Ooh, I gotta Equivalent Exchange for that!” shouts Maple, stroking her ponytail. The energy blast hits Chiaotzu’s drum, its rider currently brooding in a mid-life crisis. The barrel explodes in a burst of water, and Chiaotzu stares up at the sky. The weaker blast headed towards Piccolo is smacked out of the way by Piccolo’s long arm. Raditz’s barrel rolls over Chiaotzu. However, the blasts slow Raditz down a little. https://youtu.be/Z7z-wXZ-2Ds Piccolo senses out Raditz’s Ki, knowing that even with all that hair, Raditz never used it in a fight. He senses another presence within Raditz’s hair, similar to how Godzilla had two brains… no, not quite. Before Piccolo can pry anything more, a Nappa in a water tank comes thundering by. “OUTTA MY WAY, BIG GREEN!” he shouts, flinging a Bomber DX at Piccolo. Piccolo fires an energy blast from his mouth at the attack, but the Bomber DX… splits into two, and dodges around Piccolo’s blast. The two ki blasts collide in front of Piccolo’s shocked face, and the opposing forces battle, and after a single instant, KABOOM! Piccolo is blasted up and away! Nappa grins evilly, then looks over at a cliff he’s heading towards. Nappa wasn’t afraid of falling, no person who could fly had that fear, in fact he aims to ramp off of that cliff. But why was the world slowing down? Nappa shakes his head, no, there wasn’t a fear response, he really was slowing down! But why? His momentum was Humongous, especially with the weight all that water gave his tank… Nappa looks down. No water but his soaked skin. He smacks his forehead, the Bomber 2 Battle took too much of his focus to execute.Maple sounds a buzzer, “NAPPA’S WASHED OUT! Cool attack though, shame it tangled him up inside!” Acer nods, “Hey, you live and you learn. And sometimes you wind up face down on the floor.” Nappa stops rolling up towards the cliff, and rolls downhill. https://youtu.be/aUPmyNpKnsc Raditz rolls down the summit, hot on Nappa’s trail. He notices Shao gaining on him, and waves at her, throwing a Ki blast at her. Shao swipes at the air with Ki claws, the blast cut and deflected. “What the HECK, man? What happened to birds of a feather flock together!?”
>>3966184“Hahaha, only till the cat comes, Shao, and it’s SO thirsty!” Raditz cruelly retorts. Out of his hair, a smaller him pokes his head out, and sticks his tongue out at Shao. “You brought your KID!?” Shao yells, “That’s… that’s bad parenting!” “Hey Daikon, am I a bad parent?” Raditz asks, still shooting ki blasts at Shao. “Nuh-uh! You’re the best Radaddy! Baozi’s gonna be so jealous!” his son replies, hanging on tight to his father’s mane. “Daikon!” Shao chastises, but when she points a finger at him while deflecting ki blasts with the claw on her other hand, the water spills out of her barrel. Raditz laughs, and offers his son a high-five. Daikon goes slap his father some skin, but before he can, his arm is grabbed by another! https://youtu.be/xB8Y_JkSEJg A bruised and bloodied Chiaotzu pops up over the barrel’s rim! “AAAAAAAA!!!” he screams. “AAAAAAAAA!!!” Daikon shrieks, and tries in vain to tug his arm from the midget’s grip. Raditz reaches over his shoulder with a ki blast to blast Chiaotzu off his barrel, but catches a glimpse of something up ahead. He discards the ki blast into nothing, and quickly whips his hair up, tossing his son up from Chiaotzu’s grip and into the sky. Chiaotzu raises a nonexistent eyebrow at this, then feels something. He looks over his shoulder when he’s not between a mountain and a barrel, and sees a huge water tank up ahead. Nappa, the biggest obstacle for Raditz, blocks the way. “AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!” Chiaotzu screams as Raditz’s barrel careens toward Nappa’s. CRASH! The two Saiyans groan on the ground, lying in a puddle. Their dented barrel and water tank teeter in the cold mountain winds. Chiaotzu floats in the water, unconscious. His concussed mind thinks of how nice it would have been to drink that milk and grow. Raditz gets up, and lends Nappa a hand. Nappa takes the hand, but when he tries to get up, something gives out, and he falls back down. “Argh, my back… oh hey, your brat.” Raditz looks up, and sees his son Daikon falling through the air… towards some jagged rocks! “Shit, he still needs the Nimbus to fly,” Raditz mutters as he speeds through the air. Raditz moves to catch his son, and holds his arms wide! Daikon accidentally headbutts his father in the chest, bouncing off and tumbling over onto the fluffy snow. “Owie…” the boy groans, rubbing his head. Raditz slams into the rocks, breaking them. “Ugh…” A nimbus speeds through the air, and the rider leaps next to Daikon! “MY BABY!” Suno shouts, yanking her son from the snow and into a warm hug. “Snowmommy!” Daikon shouts in glee, “Is Radaddy winning?” Suno spits, “He’s won another night on the couch, that’s for da-aarn sure. We’re going home.” “Aw, but I want to stay and watch!” Daikon whines. “...very well, I did see your friends over at the finish line. Yip yip!” she says, the Nimbus speeding down the mountain.
>>3966201Raditz brushes a boulder off of himself, and coughs up blood. Same Snowtits, different day. “Ain’t we a pair?” he chokes out. In his last moments, he thinks, “Daikon, my son, thank you for helping me. I only regret not holding you in my arms when I had the chance. Goodbye, my son.” Raditz passes out. ~ ~ ~ “So many eliminations all at once! I can hardly keep track!” frets Maple. “First Chiaotzu, then Piccolo, Nappa, and Shao!” “And the Lowroad Warrior? That was the last we ever saw of him. He lives now only in memories,” Acer adds. “’Lowroad Warrior’?” his sister asks, sounding it out. “Er, the Radaddy man?” Acer suggests. “’Radaddy Man,’ ‘Radaddy Man,’ has a ring to it!” “Trees are a bit like onions that way, they have rings. On to the forest part of our course!” Acer announces. The racers swoop off of the snowy cliff, and tumble down into the forest. Maple gripes, “That was the worst segue I’ve ever heard. And also, have you ever seen a Mahogany tree on this planet? We keep introducing ourselves ‘you know, like the tree!’ but I have yet to see one.” “Speaking of ‘yet to see,’ who all is left, Maple?” “…Better, and the list of remaining contestants iiis:Android 16,Android 19,Chi-Chi,Chuu Lee,My son, Gohan,My Son Goku,Hercule, SATAAAN!!!Izzy,Keli,Lapis,Lazuli,Lime,The Mini-warrior Minotia,Monty Cash,Pantea,The pair of lovey-doveys in a tubby, Peppa and Cocoa,Sachie,Tapion, still not tapped out,Vegeta the Fourth, though I can’t quite tell what place he’s in with all the trees,Videl Satan giving ‘em hell!Yurin… Yurin, Yurin, Yurin, and Yurin?And Zarid,…oh, and Yamcha!” “Oh cool, Yamcha’s still in the game? Ah, I can see him a bit behind the pack, started when I said to. Such a good friend. Wait a sec…” Acer pauses, straining his eyes towards the mountaintop. “Bah, I have to go take care of something. Sorry!” Acer flies up and away on Icarus. Maple pouts at her brother’s exit, but keeps her attention on the race.~ ~ ~MT. PAOZU - FORESTIn between the trees, rushing through in his barrel, Tapion breathes in the crisp forest air. Not thin, nor cold. He rubs a thumb against the rim of his oil drum, and swipes the black residue around his eyes. He opens his eyes. “It’s time.”https://youtu.be/ACsbQzupyHITapion takes his Ocarina out of his waterproof pouch that also contained gunpowder and herbs, and brings it to his lips. With one hand on the Ocarina and one hand on the water, he starts playing. An aura forms around Tapion, his barrier up and running. It contracts to just cover the top of his barrel, keeping the water in. With his other hand free, Tapion takes an arrow out of the pouch. Only, it was too intricate to be called an arrow. He taps it with a finger, and the arrow hops into the air, hovering beside him. Tapion plays a lazy melody with both hands, the arrow swaying with the music like a snake. With his elf eyes, Tapion sees a tree in his path amidst the dark forest.
>>3966209A high-pitched whistle emits from the Ocarina, and the arrow shoots toward the tree. The sound of a chainsaw is accompanied by a quick looping melody, and the tree that was in Tapion’s way is now a pile of sawdust. The arrow returns to Tapion’s side, gleaming hot but not dulled in the least. Minotia comes down behind his brother, “Haha! We’re gonna get that Milk for sure!” “Minotia, the bottle is what’s important!” Tapion scolds, “The Milk is only temporary.” “But brooo, we could get a glass bottle from any store!” “…It’s not in our budget. You know my wallet can only hold Ƶ500.” “But we have a good lawn mowing business! We haven’t had to resort to entering and breaking in months!” “Months and a few millennia, but our contracts have probably run out on lawn mowing. If not, we’ll probably have to fight another giant plant.” Minotia huffs, “Well, let’s just win this thing!” The grinning elf boy brandishes a crossbow. Tapion smirks, and notices more trees in their path. He resumes playing. https://youtu.be/ZDFFHaz9GsY ~ ~ ~ Up at the starting line, Acer descends next to a still upright Monty Cash. “Monty, what’s the hold up? The race is almost to the halfway point!” The half of Monty’s face not enveloped in steaming water glares at his master, but his gaze falters when he sees the disappointment on Acer’s face. He surfaces his mouth, and says, “Master, I’m sorry, but I don’t know if I can do this. And the water’s pretty warm, and the air’s so cold, so if it’s all the same to you I’ll just stay up here.” Acer shakes his head, “There’s no ‘do’ or ‘do not’ if you don’t try. If you try, and you do win, you win. Or you don’t win, and don’t win. But if you don’t try, either Toriyama or Toyotaro will forget you exist.” Monty mopes, “What’s so bad about that, I can have a quiet life with all my parents’ money and buy happiness. Plus, I just come from the movie that was so boring even TeamFourStar wouldn’t abridge it.” Acer knocks on the drum, “Hey now, Bojack Unbound was a cool movie where Goku’s son got to be cool some more before Goku came back, and it provided a reason for Vegeta to fight again.” “Well, that’s fine for Goku’s son and Vegeta, but I don’t ever look cool or have a reason to fight.” “Well, fight for the reason of looking cool!” Acer suggests. Monty considers it. “Isn’t that the worst reason to fight? Like, what every kid who signs up for a karate class is told upfront?” Acer scoffs, “Are you kidding? Martial Arts is all about looking cool, especially cooler than the chump you’re up against. And I’m not just any old karate instructor either!” Acer gets a black strip of cloth from his pocket, and ties it around the crown of his head. “Does Fear exist in Frypan Kai?” “…no.” “WHAT?” “No, Sensei!” “Good! Fear is a response learned by babies. Cowering from a hot iron is for babies. Always strike when the iron’s hot. You’re not a baby, are you Cash?” “No, Sensei!”
>>3966213“You think you’re in the heat now, Cash? A ring of fire?” “No, I’m in the frying pan, Sensei!” “Good, cuz outside the frying pan is the, brrr…” Acer shivers in the cold mountain air, “…freezer. Anyway, if I let one of my students freeze to death, your parents are gonna sue me. No matter how well your body is preserved up here. So just this once, I’m gonna lend you a hand! Icarus, c’mere!” Icarus walks next to Acer, and Acer rubs his tummy. Monty observes the dragon, and brightens. “Oh, you’re going to fly me over and drop me off at the finish line? Smart thinking, Sensei!” Acer frowns up at Monty, “What? No. No fun. We’re gonna fly, but we’re also gonna race. And it’s a Sensei’s job to light a fire under his student’s ass!” Acer squeezes Icarus’ tummy. “Raaaah!” Icarus shouts as fire pours from his mouth towards the bottom of Monty’s barrel. Monty sighs contentedly as the oil drum catches flame. “It was getting a bit lukewarm, thank y-“ “And it’s also a Sensei’s job to give his student a swift kick in the rear when they fall behind!” Acer says, readying a kick. Monty waves his arms at Acer, “Wait, Sensei, I have to mentally prepar-“ “BOW TO YOUR SENSEI!” Acer kicks Monty’s barrel over, sending him through the sky. Monty’s barrel spins, some of the water threatening to spill out, when suddenly, his barrel stabilizes! Monty looks over the rim to see his Sensei standing on the barrel, keeping the water intact. Icarus is perched right behind him, controlling the barrel’s trajectory with his wings. “Cash, take the water. You managed a Shadow Clone, I know you can do this.” Monty nods, and focuses his energy into the water, keeping it from spilling. “Good! Now, witness me.” “Yes, Sensei! …Wait, what?” Monty leans over to see his Sensei wielding an electric guitar. https://youtu.be/IbovwHryovE?t=133 Acer finishes tuning the guitar, and grins like a maniac. He tears into the axe, shredding out riffs. Each riff is accompanied with a gout of flame from Icarus. Monty raises an eyebrow at the display, but keeps his focus on the water. He does notice that the ground is getting closer, their fall threatening to turn into a wreck. “Sensei, we gotta pull up!” At the end of another crunchy riff, Acer snaps his fingers, and the flames at the bottom of the barrel intensify, the barrel boosting into the air and speeding up. Monty lets out a sigh of relief, and refocuses on the water. Well, they certainly looked cool now! He grins, his lips flapping in the extreme winds.~ ~ ~MT. PAOZU - FORESTAndroid 16 rolls down the hill, his barrel filled with mineral oil. He observes the wilderness around him, birds no longer chirping, heading home to their nests. In the sun’s fading light, the forest was painted orange.
>>3966221Memories of a past life. A jungle in flames. The guerillas had taken out too much of his men, so the Mustang Officer ordered a napalming on any suspected sites. His men were under the “Slash-and-Burn” protocol he ordered, as in they would advance through the rainforest slashing through any bush in front of them with buzz-machetes and grinder tanks and spraying any plant that so much as moved in the wind with flamethrowers. Several tanks had been taken out with log traps, several men had been taken out with bamboo pitfalls, and they still had yet to see any of their enemy. Burnt bushes were intensely examined, but only cinders and ash could be found. Getting the orb in the middle of the rainforest had been so easy, he just walked up and took it from the trunk of the biggest tree. Then the mood of the jungle… changed. His supply lines, which had looked so secure, were no more, strangled and severed with mud and fallen branches. They could barely get a radio signal in the forest, and what Evac-copters they could contact could not get through the canopy. Any clearing they tried to make would exist only for a moment. The trees that the rainforest had always nurtured, now gone, have their place taken by other trees, leaning over towards the space their neighbors had inhabited. If only they could simply grow wings and fly out of the green hell. Alas, Paratroopers flew only one way. His regiment’s advance out of the rainforest went well, the wind was with them, and the flames cleared a path. Then, their fortunes turned with the wind. The flames went sideways, engulfing the trees not in their way in flames. The flames did not stop with those trees, no, they continued onto several others, burning a huge swath of the rainforest. Then, the wind went against them, and their advance slowed. The inferno to their right went behind them. The wind went to the left, and those falling behind in the regiment picked up their pace to not get burned. The regiment hurried ahead, hacking away at any bush they could, some carelessly falling into pitfalls. This was guerilla territory, but it did not matter, the canopy was thinning, and they could see the smoke head up towards the sky. As if in response to this favorable sight, the wind goes with them again, and their advance speeds up. Their spirits had lifted as if they were riding a thermal. A large tree ahead and to the left of the regiment cracks in the flames, and sags. Then, with a thunderous crash, the core splits and the tree falls over, blocking their path. The regiment tries to slash and burn the fallen tree, but cannot get through it. All around the regiment are trees on fire. The regiment could not advance nor could they fall back. They were trapped. The Mustang Officer took a deep breath, and coughed on some smoke. Funny, the air had been so rich with oxygen, and now it was being used up.
>>3966228His men tried in vain to fight fire with fire, but it was no use, and some of them catch on fire from reckless flamethrower usage. Grinder tank crews scurried out of their vehicles, the heat turning their war machines into ovens. His men hyperventilated in panic, using up what precious air they had in the clearing. He looked up at the sky. The stars. He could just barely make them out through the smoke. His father had provided the Red Ribbons his expertise because he had seen them as the best hope for Earth. They fought to bring peace and prosperity to the planet. To form a regime that would stand tall in the face of all threats. And eradicate any hostiles. He looks down at the ground in front of him. A pitfall with its cover blown away by the wind. The attacks had only started when they started clearing trees. He supposed that bad guests like him were the hostiles in this situation. Around him, his men try to get what air they can in the midst of the inferno. They start dropping like flies, clawing at the air. The Mustang Officer looks up at the sky again, and nods. He leaps over the pitfall, and sprints towards the edge of the clearing, directly towards the flames. He jumps with all his might, and tugs a cord on his pack. His parachute shoots open, and spreads like a set of wings, sending the soldier flying into the searing air. The soldier passes out. https://youtu.be/klUQVKkxysY Morning came, and the blackened soldier looks down at the ground below him. Around him for miles is a landscape of grey, black, and brown. He looks up at the grey tree his chute had caught the branch of, the slight motion enough to crack the branch away. He falls to the ground in a heap, his chute falling onto his face. He lies there on the warm ground, until he hears something. He lifts the chute, and sees the ground shift. A mound of it comes up, and up, until a creature bursts out of it. The Moleman looks over at the landscape, and chitters angrily. Then it looks over towards his direction, sniffing at the air. The Moleman gets out of the ground, and walks over towards the fallen officer. Strangely, the Moleman walks past him, and towards the tree. The Moleman claws into the bark, and pulls it away. Underneath the bark is a compartment containing a pouch, as well as… “cheep cheep cheep!”Birds. Somehow, a nest had been made in the hidden compartment, shielding it from the flames. The Moleman fell back in shock, having not seen the nest. The fallen officer got a look at the Moleman’s face, and finds that the being does not have eyes. The Moleman lifts the nest with the eager hatchlings, and takes it with him. A distance away from the tree, the Moleman shoveled a bit of ashen dirt away, and reaches into the pouch. He plucked a seed out, and put it in the soil.
>>3966234He continued walking away, stopping to place a seed in the ground every so often. Other Molemen came out of the ground, and went about the same work. Soon, the original had gotten so far away that the fallen officer could no longer hear the baby birds. The fallen officer peels the parachute off of him, and looks up at the sky. No canopy. It was cloudy, might rain soon. He got out his radio, and called in his position, confirming that the “Dragon Ball” had been secured. He put his radio away, and examined the orange ball. Then, he glanced up at the tree. Several birds look down at him. Hungry.The officer thought of his men. Orange Gero unholstered his side arm, and pointed it at his right temple. The birds scattered, and eventually came back down to feed. Killed by a hostile’s bullet. A small blade whizzes past, bringing Android 16 back to the living. His eyes scope out the threat, an arrow composed of technology that altered its trajectory according to the archer’s controlling whistles and intent. The arrow flies to eliminate a tree in his path, disturbing the nesting birds in the branches above. He glares back at the racer behind him, the pale warrior who shared his ‘hawk. Amidst the spinning, the Warrior returns his stare. “Warrior Tapion. Cease your playing at once," Android 16 intones. "You are disturbing the environment.” The Warrior shakes his head and continues playing. The arrow flies ahead, and cuts down a tree not in their way. Tapion swerves his barrel as best he can, and Android 16 heads right for the fallen tree. Android 16 stops his roll with an arm just before his barrel could run over a nest. Some eggs had yet to hatch. The mineral oil in his barrel pours out, his arms no longer keeping the barrier going. Android 16 looks over at the Warrior, still tearing through the forest like a demon. The littler one follows after him, snickering at their progress. Android 16 picks himself up, and flies after them. ~ ~ ~ Lime smiles as she rolls down the mountain. Lucky for her, she had found such a good route through the forest! A flat, clear area without ravines, logs, or trees in her way! Putting that Chateau Frypani Milk on display would put her in the green this month, for sure! A Paozusaurus walks out in front of her, lowering its head and opening its jaws wide.She recalls from a previous summer vacation, when she tried to set up a safari business, that herbivores made pathways called game trails, which predators would take advantage of to snatch up any dumb enough to travel them without a herd. She cringes, and ducks into her barrel. Before her barrel reaches the Paozusaurus’ waiting jaws, an arrow flies through the air, and pierces through the dinosaur’s brain and heart in one go! The Paozusaurus falls over, and Lime’s barrel rolls just past it, close enough to hit her head had she not ducked. Lime pokes her head back up, and not seeing any maw full of teeth around her, sighs in relief.
>>3966236https://youtu.be/DgzlVVRfFOU SHOONK. A sharp bolt sticks through the side of her barrel! “AAAAAAAAA!!!” Lime screams, tugging at her braids. Water splashes up at her, washing her out of the barrel. “Heheheh!” Minotia snickers, rolling past and reloading his crossbow one-handed and one-mouthed. Tapion rolls out of the forest, still playing. The arrow shoots ahead, now bearing a beehive on it. The swarm of bees thrashes around angrily around the hive. The arrow soars next to another racer. Lapis looks up, and blinks at the swarm of bees. “Uh,” The bees sting him. “Lapis!” Chuu Lee shouts. She waves a hand at the bees, and with the spinning of the barrel, the resulting ki blast causes a small tornado to suck up all the bees and send them away! She looks at her husband’s swollen face with dread. That face was his bread and butter! Certainly buttered her right up. Eh, at least Tommy wouldn’t notice anything. “Dun worry bout me, honeybunch, win biff fang!” he forces out with a thumbs up. “’Honeybunch’!?” she shouts, blushing. Okay, that lisping would be noticeable. “Hehehehe-ACK!” Lapis crashes against a rock, unable to see where he was going. “Grrr… RASENKEN!” Chuu Lee shouts, punching up a swirling blast of wind at Tapion. Tapion sees the blast coming, and raises his barrier, deflecting the blast to the side. Beside him, Android 19’s barrel shoots past, her barrel curiously going much faster than any of the other racers’. “EAT MY DUUUUUuuuusttt!” she shouts robotically. Chuu Lee stares at the robot girl, but refocuses on Tapion. She could feel that the barrier wasn’t invincible. Perhaps if he took his own rotation in mind when she fired, as well as spun in her barrel, and fired a Banshee Buster with a spin of her finger, then maybe the resulting attack would- SHOONK. A grappling hook buries itself in Chuu Lee’s shoulder, pinning her to the barrel. “Ow.” The rope attached to the grappling hook coils around her stunned face. Minotia lets go of his end, the second hook clawing into the ground. Chuu Lee’s barrel is tugged into the air and the water spills from it. Keli yells, “Oh, COME ON! That’s gotta be against the rules!” She then starts firing Dodonpas at Tapion, trying to pierce through his barrier.Maple flies overhead with her microphone, wincing, “Well, technically…” A familiar presence flies next to her on a shark-painted skycycle. “According to the rules set up by Son Gohan, the only rules for this race are ‘The first to cross the finish line is the winner’ and ‘A contestant must keep all their liquid in the drum to not be eliminated!’” Maple gasps, “Tourney Announcer G-uh, Ken!” The referee chuckles, “Good to see you, Maple!” “But how did you know to come here?” she asks. “Heard my name on the wind!” he replies. “In the lead is Android 19! After her is Son Goku, Vegeta, Son Peppa and Cocoa, Son Gohan, and Hercule SAAATAAAN!”