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Last Time on Saiyan Awakening Quest!
Rettace and his allies have traversed time itself in their quest to defeat the fearsome Lavos, a world eating monster from beyond the stars. Now, after many trials and challenges, Rettace faces his final battle against Lavos, will he prevail?
Find out now, on the next exciting episode of Saiyan Awakening Quest!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYnLO7MVKno
Technique Page: https://pastebin.com/3spguE8f
Scouter Page: https://pastebin.com/ympPXafU
Last Time: >>4993283


"Alright, I'll be your sheriff or whatever, for now." You decided that you'd go along with the request of the girl from beyond the crack in time, whoever she was, she clearly meant well. Besides, you were going to deal with Lavos anyway, at least by agreeing to go along with her you'd have a favor on your side.

"Wonderful! I knew I could count on you... uh... person on the other side of this rift! I have a knack for finding trustworthy people that can be relied on, you see!" The girl's voice sounded proud of herself as she assessed her own abilities favorably. "Now, I'm... not sure how strong you are, but... you need to be ready to face an incredibly dangerous enemy... you can fight, right?"

"What are you talking about? Of course I can fight! I'm a Saiyan!" You smirked with confidence, fighting was in your blood, it was the nature of Saiyans to fight and grow stronger! Of course you could fight!

"You're a... what?" The old man's voice sounded baffled by your revelation, had he not heard of Saiyans before?

"What, you've never heard of Saiyans before?" It wasn't entirely unexpected, Saiyans were of course mighty, but your race hadn't really done much to warrant being known by what you had surmised to be the gods themselves. The might of a normal Saiyan shouldn't even register as a blip to the people who engaged in a war with Lavos' kin.

"No no no! The problem is entirely the opposite! How can a Saiyan like yourself be on that planet!" The old man's voice screeched through the crack, and you frowned. What, did this guy have something against Saiyans or something?

"Leave him alone, if he is a Saiyan, that means he might just be strong enough to actually defeat Lavos once and for all!" The girl's voice interrupted the old man and told him to be quiet, and the old man grumbled a little as he was forced to agree. "Now, this crack... you might think it leads directly to me, but... that's not entirely true. If you head through this crack, you'd... actually find yourself directly in front of Lavos."

"Wait... what?" You looked at the rift with confusion. "How is that possible?" It was a simple fact that a portal should only be able to link two locations together. So the fact that this girl was somehow talking from some unspecified third location simply didn't make sense!
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"It's possible because I'm using my powers to communicate through the area in which the temporal lock is weakest... and it just happened that... the place where the temporal lock is the weakest is this place... the realm beyond the physical realm where all places connect through time... the Dimensional Rift..." The girl's voice trailed off for a moment. "But thanks to the Temporal Lock, this is merely only a small portion of the Dimensional Rift, limited to only the unstable history of this single world. The true Dimensional Rift is a place even more dangerous than the Makai... but you don't need to know that!" The voice suddenly seemed to realize they were revealing something they shouldn't. "The point is that even though there's not a direct connection, I can talk to you right now."

"Right. So... you wouldn't happen to have any... well, tips for killing Lavos, would you?" It was a longshot, but... well, she was a god, so if Lavos had some sort of weakness, she'd be the one to know, right?

"As a matter of fact... I do." Your guess was spot on, she did know something after all!

"Really?" You just wanted to make sure that she wasn't messing with you, but you kind of doubted that she'd do something like that after all that she'd told you.

"Yes. The weakness of Lavos' species is within their core. The outer shell is nothing more than a gigantic suit of hollow armor for the true monster which lies within, your target is the core of Lavos. That's the only way to ensure that Lavos is dead... you need to destroy the core." Great, so to kill Lavos, all you need to do is break through the almost impenetrable shell, traverse the insides of the gigantic space creature, and locate the core so you could blast Lavos away once and for all... at least the girl said that the shell was hollow.

"Well, that's something at least... and the exterior head is the only weak-spot in the outer layer, right?" This all meant that you and your allies had a defined target to go after in the coming fight.

"Pretty much, but... if Lavos has already assumed a form close to the Time Devourer once again, then you are to retreat immediately and tell me. If that happens, then I'll have to forcibly disable the Temporal Lock and have the Time Patrol intervene directly... the potential cost to the universe... and to time itself... it's far too high to allow the possibility of Lavos getting free..."

"Do you just prefer the name Lavos over Planet-Eater?" The old man's voice sounded annoyed. "You seem to have taken quite well to using that bizarre name." You could tell with ease that this guy was a total stick in the mud about stuff like this.
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"Hey, I'm only using it to make the conversation easier to follow... besides, I think the name 'Lavos' is a lot better than just referring to it by the species name, especially because it's the last of its kind!" You were relieved that there weren't any more creatures like Lavos spread out across the galaxy, there was something terribly insidious about the way that Lavos operated that made it far more dangerous than the typical space monster. Just how much had Lavos ended up manipulating? "Right... anyway, I name you an official temporary member of the Time Patrol, and I temporarily grant you the full authority of a Time Sheriff!"

"T-Time Sheriff?!" The voice of the boy could be heard once again. "Supr- I mean, are you sure about that? That role... it doesn't even exist!" It seemed like the boy was some sort of voice of reason here, though such a force was nothing compared to the girl.

"If you're so jealous about it, I'm sure I can find you a hat and a badge to wear." The girl's voice teased the boy, and it was clear that she had the sort of personality that enjoyed doing things like joking about with her underlings... because it was clear to you that the boy couldn't be anything other than an underling.

"N-nevermind." The boy ceased his objections towards your new temporary title.

"Great! Now with that settled. I just need to make a few last preparations... and..." She stopped talking and you didn't know what to make of things. "OK! I've bolstered the strength of this rift, it should now stay active even after you pass through it to confront Lavos, meaning that you have a place to go back to if you find yourself overwhelmed... or if you defeat Lavos and need a quick escape from whatever time period he's in!" Whoever this girl was, she was surprisingly reliable, even if she was unable to actually directly assist, being able to provide you with a way out was an excellent contribution. Now though... you stared at the rift, beyond it was Lavos...

>Any last minute preparations you want to make before the fight?
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>>5046396
>Could you make it so that the other group that's traveling here comes in at the same time as when we arrive? We split into two groups so that we could find Lavos as fast as possible, and we agreed to wait til the other team got there as well.
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>>5046396
>>5046408
Supporting this one, makes sense to have the whole gang together. We can destroy it that way, especially now that we know where and when to use the big boy attack.
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>>5046408
I'll support.

And add
>Go over a gameplan with the others.
We want an immediate reaction time. Not a disparate every man for himself brawl.
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>>5046408
>>5046437
Fair, I'll support adding going over a plan with the others, we don't need to go over anything too complex, I'd think.
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>>5046437
>>5046408
Supporting these!

>>5046396
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>>5046396
>>5046437
We should ask Magus what his plan of attack is and work around/support it with what we can. He's the one who's been autistically plotting vengeance for ages so I'm sure he has something decent in mind.
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"Alright, before we do this..." You looked at the portal that led to Lavos, and to the final battle that was laid out before you. "Do you think that you can make it so that the other group that is traveling through this place comes through the rift at the same time we do, when they find it?" It was a request that you honestly weren't even sure was possible, but hey, there was no harm asking, right? This girl was obviously meant to be a god of some sort, and you hadn't exactly been given many reason to doubt the gods thus far, they generally seemed to know what was going on... generally.

"Huh?" The voice of the girl sounded a little surprised by your request to have the time rift be altered slightly. Though you were hoping it was more out of surprise at your request than it was out of the request being impossible, she had already said that she had modified the rift somewhat to enable it to remain open.

"Well, I'm actually a part of a relatively large group of people who are all working together to stop Lavos already, so... making me a Time Sheriff or whatever was kind of unneeded..." Of course, you didn't mind the title, especially if it meant that the gods were on your side in this matter. "But we split up so that we'd have a better chance of finding the route to Lavos, so I want to ask if something like having us arrive at the same time even though we entered the rift at different times is possible."

"Well... it might be difficult for me to manage the dilation of time to that degree, but I suppose I might just be able to manage something, and have the flow of time between this place and the current location Lavos exist within slow down by a couple hundred times. That way, for every second that passes for you on the other side of the portal, then your allies will have about three hundred seconds!" The girl seemed fairly pleased in her own abilities, though seeing as she was some sort of Goddess of Time, the ability to actually manipulate time like that was really to be expected. "Though there's going to be some difference regardless of what happens, keeping the rift open as things are right now is already difficult, but keeping it stable in differing flows of time will be even harder." She sounded concerned about the difficulty.

"Are you saying that you can't do it?" You questioned the disembodied divine voice.

"Not at all! I'm the Su-" The girl was interrupted by the boy's coughing, and she cut herself off. "I'm a very important person, so it's no big deal for me!" Somehow you doubted that was what she was going to say originally, but it seemed like she was attempting to hide her true identity for whatever reason, not that you had any idea as to why she might consider doing such a thing so important.
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"Excellent, then there's only one last thing to do." You turned to the rest of your allies. "Everyone, let's go over the plan of attack against Lavos, the weak spot is the beak of Lavos, so that's where we're going to be focusing our attacks." It didn't make any sense at all to think that attacking the Shell of Lavos would do anything after the amount of damage it had managed to shrug off without any issues. "Magus, do you have anything specific you want to mention, you've been plotting the defeat of Lavos for the longest, after all."

"Whenever Lavos starts to attack, everyone should gather around me, I have the greatest ability to create barriers of anybody here, and I'm quite confident in my ability to create a shield even Lavos cannot penetrate." Magus crossed his arms. "Also, I don't know if you were paying attention when you fought it before, but Lavos has a tell that reveals when it is about to attack, usually, it keeps its beak... mouth thing shut, but only in the moment it is about to attack does it open it."

"So that's our moment to attack. When Lavos opens its mouth?" Khive joined into the conversation, and Magus nodded.

"If we can do that, then we'll be able to destroy Lavos' outer shell quickly, before we enter the shell structure in order to truly deal with Lavos." It was quite daunting, the idea of having to face off against the unknown true Lavos within the shell, but considering that Lavos' shell was obviously some form of armor, it didn't make sense that the inner form of Lavos would be more dangerous, so it wasn't that daunting a task, in your opinion.

"Then what are we waiting for?" Euca looked about ready to brawl, an while she had shown herself to be incredibly powerful, she had still yet to bear witness to the power of Lavos. The Lavos you battled before would've had absolutely no difficulty in erasing Dalton... not that he was particularly challenging for you and Euca, but he was still likely the most powerful opponent you've ever faced with the sole exception of Lavos itself.

"We don't just want to rush in here, Euca." You sighed. "I just want to make sure that everyone is ready for what lies ahead. No attacking Lavos until it reveals itself to be vulnerable, anything else is just a wasted effort, and more crucially, wasted energy."

"Right, for something like this, stamina is important. We're hoping for a quick and clean kill, but... taking that for granted is a pretty damn good way to get your ass kicked." Parzlee reminded Euca that she was very much still the more experienced fighter when it came to battlefield analysis and strategy, and also reminded you of the reason that she was your second in command. She might've been a savage warrior, but she was by no means stupid. In fact, she and her sister were remarkably intelligent compared to their peers back in the day.
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"See, Euca? It's not always good to run into things without thinking them through." Sycam tried to remind his sister that sometimes strategy was key to victory, but she just smirked.

"Uh-huh, tell me that again when you can even come close to beating me in a fight." Unfortunately, it looked like Euca still had the opinion that might would allow her to overcome any enemy, and... while her assumption wasn't entirely incorrect in that enough power and speed would allow her to simply overpower even the most skilled enemy, it was wrong to assume that she would always be the most powerful in a fight. Even with her access to the Demon Horns which made her far more powerful than normal.

"I can't believe I'm going to actually save the world." Flea seemed more than a little bemused by his current situation, though he didn't seem dissatisfied either. "Or... well, at least try?" Though his confidence could really do with a little bit of a boost. Seems that Flea was wary of the power of Lavos too.

"Alright, then with everyone ready, let's go." You fished out the Gate Key from your pocket for possibly the last time and you strode through the rift in time, the rift that would lead you back to Lavos.

Everything went white, and the world started to shift around you as a truly crushing pressure threatened to destroy you, slowly you became able to pick out individual objects once again, and what you saw was something you couldn't possibly have predicted.

"Schala!" Magus yelled the name of his sister, who was located atop of Lavos, in some sort of translucent cocoon of energy. The power being exuded by Lavos was tremendous, greater than before by thousands of times at least. You were such non-threats to Lavos as it existed now that it didn't even seem to register your existence.

"Could this be the power of the Time Devourer?" You struggled to remain standing, as did everyone else, the sheer power being exuded by Lavos now was unreal. "Was this... what the Gods managed to defeat?" It was unreal that the Gods had defeated this at all! Even the Scouter was simply giving an ERROR instead of a proper reading. "How are we supposed to defeat this?!" Suddenly, you remembered.

The Chrono Trigger, it was still being kept safe on you, and you retrieved it from the sort of pouch it had ended up in. The egg-like object was glowing brightly, as if it was attempting to get away from you.

>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
>Try to keep hold of the Chrono Trigger.
>Attempt to use your magic to absorb the power of the Chrono Trigger.
>Write-in(Other)
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>>5048489
>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
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>>5048489
>Let it go
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>>5048489
>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
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>>5048489
>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
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>>5048489
>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
Don't want to get cocky and screw things up
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>>5048489
>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
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>>5048489
>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
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>>5048489
>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
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>>5048489
>>Let go of the Chrono Trigger and let it do its thing.
I wonder if we'd get a timestop if we absorbed it.
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You let the Chrono Trigger go, there's no point in trying to keep hold of the egg-shaped object, not when it seems to be doing exactly what it was designed to do, doing something like trying to keep holding it in a situation like this was idiotic at best. You didn't need to have some in-depth knowledge on the workings of the object to understand that attempting to use it for anything other than what it was made to do was dumb. If you had more knowledge of the Chrono Trigger, perhaps you could justify using it to empower yourself, but as it was, there was no point in deviating from the agreed upon plan.

The egg floated into the air, unburdened by the immense pressure of being near Lavos, and the black swirls on the surface of the Chrono Trigger started to shift around rapidly until suddenly, cracks began to form in the egg.

"Rettace! We need to retreat! Lavos... we can't beat Lavos like this!" Khive attempted to call a retreat, but you shook your head.

"No, this is our last chance, Khive. This is why we have the Chrono Trigger." You really hoped that you were right, because Lavos was likely powerful enough as it was right now to simply erase all of you with a simple gesture, it was really terrifying that the monster you had considered to be your greatest opponent ever was nothing but a fraction of the strength it had right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O_lINY_fos

The cracks on the time egg continued to form, golden energy peering out from within, until finally, it cracked open and disappeared.

Time stopped. The crushing energy of Lavos no longer reached you, and the rest of your allies were also seemingly fine now. "See?" You felt happy that your faith in the Chrono Trigger had been rewarded, but...

"Yes, however, as much as I appreciate this moment of respite, merely stopping time will not aid us in defeating Lavos." Magus crossed his arms, he looked immensely frustrated by the power that Lavos now wielded, and livid at the fact that Schala was being used by Lavos as a power source. Ironic that the nation who used Lavos as their power source would end up giving Lavos a power source in turn.

"That's where you're wrong, Magus." You crossed your arms and smiled. "We aren't simply stopping time." You pointed to Lavos... or more specifically, to Schala, who despite the apparent stopping of time, was still moving slightly in the energy cocoon, though strangely, as if her motion had been reversed somehow. "We've not stopped time at all. The Chrono Trigger is reversing it." You looked around you at the swirling energy of the bizarre time period that you had ended up in, the one which Lavos resided in, and marveled at the fact that the reversal of time was actually accelerating, the world around you was shifting backwards faster by the second!

"Then... that means that..."
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"That's right! When time flows once again, Lavos won't be on the road to becoming this unstoppable Time Devourer any longer, and you'll be able to save Schala! But... don't forget that our goal hasn't changed! When time begins to flow once again, we need to focus on killing Lavos before anything else!" Magus was an important part of the strategy, and you couldn't afford him being distracted when it came to this. All that the Chrono Trigger would accomplish was give you a chance at defeating Lavos, it wasn't a guarantee of anything.

"Right." The cocoon of energy around Schala had almost faded entirely now, and you prepared yourself for time to begin to flow once again...

"Everyone! Get ready!" You called out one last time to your allies as you got into your fighting stance, not that your stance was really that much help against an enemy like Lavos, all it really did was make it easier for you to dodge whatever attack that Lavos might be able to fire off.

Finally, Schala was separated from Lavos, and was standing alone in front of the beast. The raging spacial storm you had caused with your own magic was still ongoing, and you were worried that you might be forced to retreat immediately because of it, until...

Time began to flow once again, and the spacial disturbances all seemed to start to flow towards a single location... as if they were all condensing into something, and your eyes widened when you realized what was happening. "The Chrono Trigger! It's reforming!" Unbelievably, the egg seemed to have another function, in that it was reversing the potential damage caused by your initial attempt to defeat Lavos, no longer giving Lavos the head-start it needed in returning to its maximum power!

You had a chance to act while Lavos was still yet to register that you had returned!

>Get Schala out of the way and then blast Lavos with everything you have, aim for the mouth.
>Get Schala out of the way and then wait for Lavos to attack before having everyone attack.
>Use your Spacial Warp punch on Lavos immediately, tear a hole in the monster.
>Use your teleport to move Schala away from Lavos and then get everyone together in a barrier.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5049281
>>Use your Spacial Warp punch on Lavos immediately, tear a hole in the monster.
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>>5049281
>Use your teleport to move Schala away from Lavos and then get everyone together in a barrier.
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>>5049287
You fool! That's what the Trigger just reversed! I think

>>5049281
>Get Schala out of the way and then wait for Lavos to attack before having everyone attack.

It only opens its mouth to attack, remember? THAT'S our opening! Then we Space Pawnch it in in its true form once we break on through to the inside.
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>>5049290
Yeah but we are doing it right this time. It's literary payoff.
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>>5049294
Doing it right, in a narratively-satisfying way, would also take advantage of the information we've gathered about Lavos' weaknesses, and probably not happen instantaneously at the beginning of a fight. I mean, if you want to get meta about it.
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>>5049300
Alright, fair enough.
Changing >>5049287
>>5049281
>>Get Schala out of the way and then blast Lavos with everything you have, aim for the mouth.
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>>5049281
>Get schala out of the way and wait for lavos to attack

No reason not to teleport anyway.
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>>5049281
>>5049290
Supporting this.
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OK Roll me... 1d100 best of 4
DC 60
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>5050036
Banzai
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>5050036
Cowabunga
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>5050036
>>5050047
Nice!
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>>5050047
Radical dude
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>5050036
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>5050036
Check my 1.
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You couldn't attack Lavos just yet, but you couldn't just leave Schala where she currently was either! You weighed your options in your head, and while you could certainly race towards her and attempt to get her out of harms way, you had a better idea...

"Teleport!" You used the ever useful spell to appear directly next to Schala, you quickly grabbed her wrist and "Teleport!" was all that you needed to say to ensure that the girl was no longer in peril of being attacked by Lavos.

"H-huh?! What are you doing here? Didn't I just... send you all away?" Schala was understandably confused at the blatant violations of the laws of time travel that had been made possible by the existence of the Chrono Trigger, you honestly had no idea how exactly the egg worked either, so it was entirely understandable that she'd be confused by what's happening now.

"Time travel. Don't question it, just know that we're all a lot stronger and more prepared than we were before." You smirked at Schala, who from her perspective probably only sent you and everyone else away a few minutes ago at most. "This time, we won't fail." You said with confidence. With what was at stake, you couldn't afford to fail, even the gods themselves were apparently counting on you now, and you didn't intend to disappoint. It's funny, before meeting gods multiple times, you had never considered yourself to be the religious sort, but now you found yourself doing the bidding of gods more often than not... you didn't really mind, but you didn't really know if you wanted to make a habit out of it. Then again, outside of the request the voice of the girl made to do what you were already doing, you usually got something out of the deal.

"I... uh..." Schala was too confused to properly respond to things, but that was fine, you simply stood in front of her to protect her from Lavos, she was instrumental to Lavos gaining power, so it was absolutely vital that she was kept separate from it, there was also the fact that she was easily the physically weakest person here. You looked towards Lavos and frowned, oddly enough, the spacial distortions were still flowing towards the location where the Chrono Trigger hatched. The egg in question had completely reformed now... you didn't understand how exactly, but you weren't going to waste your focus on thinking about it.

"Magus! Everyone! Get ready!" You barked an order to everyone, prioritizing Magus considering that he was the best at the creation of barriers among your allies, though that wasn't to say that everyone else wasn't going to be integral to success here either. "We've been noticed!" Lavos' attention had finally been drawn, and though you'd likely still be overpowered even after your training if you attempted to face Lavos head on as a Great Ape, that was thankfully no longer the plan.
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"Right!" Magus held out his hand and roared the name of his spell. "Barrier 3!" A dome of runed geometric shapes wove around the group as the barrier came into effect, a faint purple light allowing them to be visible to the naked eye.

"Let's try this!" Flea suddenly spoke up. "Barrier 2!" A light blue dome was formed atop Magus' purple dome as he followed the lead of the powerful sorcerer and once demon king. It didn't appear to be as powerful as Magus' barrier, but it was still immensely powerful, you could tell just from looking at it that you'd need to use your most powerful attack to break through it.

"Ready Khive?" Parzlee asked her sister, who smiled at her.

"Ready!" The two of them formed a barrier out of their Ki, joining their energy together and forming a shifting shield of black and white energy that intermittently flashed. The power of the shield was greater than the sum of its parts, far more powerful than anything the two could create individually... it was bizarre.

Not to be outdone, the two half-Saiyans stepped forwards now, not to join their energy together like Parzlee and Khive, but to act on their own. First up was Euca, two horns sprouted from her head as she took on her full power. "I'll show you all how you make a real barrier!" She held out her arms to her side and roared as she powered up, forcing her energy to surround the multiple layers of barriers like a malevolent smoke, the energy she had formed her barrier with was like that of a dense purple fog that you were unable to see through.

"Fine, looks like I'm up." Sycam sighed as he looked at his sister's performance. "I'll show you why I was chosen as the bearer of the sacred weaponry." He looked at his shield for a moment before he thrust his arm towards the sky. "Champion's Defense!" He roared just as loudly as his sister did as a great flash of green energy nearly blinded everyone present, though when your vision returned, you could see that there was a radiant green energy beyond the fog.

"I can't let myself be outdone, can I? Let me sh-" You were about to show off your own barrier, before you were stopped.

"No. You shouldn't." Schala tugged on your sleeve, and you looked back at her in surprise. "Trust me." You didn't know if you really should trust the girl you barely knew, but you decided it would probably be for the best. Even if she lacked physical power, her magical potential was great enough that Lavos bonding with her like it had was one of the reasons that Lavos had become that unstoppable Devourer of Time, a being even the gods themselves could not kill.

You didn't have time to really say anything in response to Schala before you felt it. A tremendous energy that far surpassed what you faced in your last fight against Lavos was being emanated from the direction of Lavos, though you couldn't see with your eyes on account of the multiple layers of barriers in the way, you could still sense the energy and-
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"Agh!" Suddenly, for the first time in a while, a vision forced its way into your head, of an immense blue beam of power smashing through every layer of defense rapidly and incinerating everyone without effort! "Damn it! It's not enough?!" You yelled in frustration as Lavos let loose the attack that you had foreseen would lead to catastrophe.

There was a smashing sound as it cleaved through the first two layers of defense, the radiant green light of Sycam's barrier as well as Euca's fog, then it smashed through Flea's barrier, only slowing down for about a second before the barrier couldn't stop it any longer, both Sycam and Euca were forced to take a knee out of the surprise exhaustion at their reserves being burned through nearly instantly.

Then it reached Magus' barrier, and came to a dead stop as it clashed with the pinnacle of barrier magic that Magus wielded, though even that barrier wasn't enough, and you could see cracks in the barrier starting to form. "How... is this possible?! How am I not yet powerful enough to kill you?!" He screamed in pure anger at the creature that was currently in the middle of firing an attack that you had foreseen would be your end. You were almost frozen in shock as you looked on in what could only be described as horror. "I'm not going to give up easily you bastard! Barrier 3!" Magus overlaid another Barrier behind his original just in time for the first to break. "How... much... energy do you have?!" Your eyes widened in horror when you realized what Magus had just said.

"Lavos' energy... is bottomless..." How exactly were you expecting to win out against a creature that had an unlimited amount of stamina in a defensive battle!? You started to weigh your options, you could grab onto everyone and teleport out of the way of the attack, but that would get you back to square one! You still had time! Maybe you could figure something else out that would allow you to turn this around!

"Damn youuuu!!!" Magus roared as his secondary barrier was shattered, and finally there was only one barrier left separating you and your allies from the certain death that was spelled by Lavos' attack. Khive and Parzlee had both closed their eyes in order to focus on maintaining the barrier, but even though it was immensely powerful, it wouldn't last forever against Lavos' ceaseless attack.

"Rettace." The voice of Schala suddenly called out to you, and you turned around to look at the girl. "You can... transfer energy to somebody, right?"

"I can, why?"
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"I need you to transfer as much of your energy to me as you can, OK? I... I have a plan!" You hoped that her plan didn't involve lobbing everyone back into a time portal again, you doubted that Gaspar would be happy about the idea of creating another Chrono Trigger... then again, if you could get away with Schala, then you somewhat resolved the issue of Lavos reaching its full power anyway! Not that you'd leave a job half done like that anyway. "I... I'm not going to try to hide or run away from fighting anymore. I... I need to fight too!" She had a lot of resolve, so you nodded, whatever she was planning, she was sure it would work.

"Alright. Just... make sure that you can handle it, alright? I have more energy than your body can handle." You warned the girl as you grabbed her arm and started to give her power.

"Don't worry. I'm going to immediately transform the spare energy into magic energy, but what I'm about to do... it's going to need a lot." You hoped that Schala was able to transfer your energy into magic energy more efficiently than you were, otherwise she'd be better of with just creating her own energy.

Cracks started to form on the black and white barrier created by the Saiyan Twins, and you started to get worried. Schala had her eyes closed as she focused on her spell. You didn't want to alarm her, but... if she didn't do something soon then everyone would die!

The final layer of the barrier shattered, the sound of glass breaking filled your ears as Schala opened her eyes and triumphantly screamed the spell's name. "Dimensional Barrier!" Just as you were about to be consumed in the bright blue light of Lavos attack, Schala's barrier expanded outwards and easily pushed the attack backwards, as if the wave wasn't even there. It was almost like the beam attack wasn't even interacting with Schala's barrier, and was simply disappearing instead of colliding with it. "Haaa... haaa...." She looked light-headed after using the spell, and clung to you for support. "Can't... rest yet." She resolved to keep fighting as she looked at Lavos.

"How long can you keep this barrier up for, Schala?" You were glad at your vision of the future being proven wrong thanks to Schala's intervention, but... it was odd that somebody else took the initiative and changed what you saw instead.

"A minute at best... but that's not what I created it for... this barrier... it's not blocking the energy of Lavos' attack at all... it's storing it." She sounded utterly exhausted, the barrier she had formed was clearly many times superior to even what Magus was capable of.

"It's... what?" You were surprised at Schala's revelation, and she smiled weakly.
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"It's complicated, but... think of the barrier surrounding us as a portal... and portals... go both ways! Now!" She suddenly commanded her magic to do... something, and it was only when Lavos' attack started to get pushed back by a beam twice as wide that you truly realized the power of the barrier.

Lavos screeched as it realized what was happening, as the beam it was firing was effortlessly pushed back by a stronger version of itself, until finally, the beam reached Lavos' mouth, and with a colossal explosion that would've sent everyone flying had it not been for the barrier, Lavos' head had been destroyed, leaving only a gaping hole in the shell where it had once been.

With the imminent threat gone, Schala finally allowed herself to collapse, but you caught her before she hit the ground. You would've praised her for her powerful magic, but... she was already asleep by the time you caught her.

You laid her on the floor gently as you stood to face the hole to the inside of Lavos. Whatever you would find inside was sure to be just as great a challenge as the exterior. But... before you could venture inside to destroy Lavos once and for all, you needed to decide on something important. You looked at Schala and then at the rift in time that you had come here through. Somebody would need to remain behind to look after Schala and inform everyone else of what was happening when they arrived. You had asked the voice of the girl to ensure that they ended up coming through the portal at the same time you did, but... considering that the Chrono Trigger activated and reversed time... could it be that she was unaware of the difference in time between the two locations!? You ventured over to the now completely undamaged Chrono Trigger and put it back in a pouch. You hadn't expected it would survive being used, but you certainly weren't going to complain either.

You looked over your allies, who were already a little bit worse for wear thanks to the energy drain that the initial clash with Lavos had caused them, but they were otherwise fighting fit. "Alright, everyone. We're going to need to have somebody stay behind with Schala and to wait for the others, so I think..."

>Choose one ally to stay behind. (Who?)
>Just... wait for Schala to recover and for Crono and his group to arrive.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5050581
>Leave Magus behind.
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>>5050581
>Magnus

He is incredibly potent, but he has the ultimate desire to protect his sister.
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>>5050581
>Choose one ally to stay behind. (Khive)
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>>5050581
>Choose one ally to stay behind. (Who?)
>Flea
Flea's magical breadth is good enough to keep an eye on what's happening further in lavos, I reckon, but by no means is he a heavy hitter like the rest of us.
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>>5050581
>Magus
He's our strongest ally but we shouldn't keep him from his sister. He'll catch up with Team B when we need him.

And damn, Schala is amazing.
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>>5050581
>Choose one ally to stay behind. (Who?)
>Magus
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>>5050581
>Choose one ally to stay behind. (Who?)
>Magus
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>>5050698
Good call.

>>5050581
>One ally (Flea)
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>>5050698
>>5051132
Yeah, but Magus knows healing Magic, so he can help her get up the fastest.
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"Magus... would you mind staying behind with Schala and to tell the others what's going on if they arrive?" While Magus was an incredibly powerful member of your group, his ultimate goal was in protecting Schala, so he definitely wouldn't appreciate being asked to leave Schala with somebody else, but at the same time, you couldn't afford to give Lavos the time it needed to recover from Schala's attack.

"Of course. As soon as Schala recovers, we'll both join you... that is if you haven't already dealt with Lavos by then." Magus was in a much better mood than he usually was, though victory being so close was obviously affecting his mood a great deal, not to mention that he'd finally managed to get Schala to some degree of safety. At this point, no matter what happened, so long as you could get Schala away from Lavos, then you'd avoid the terrifying future in which the beast regained the strength that even the gods feared. But... even if you'd managed to achieve a small victory in averting that... it wasn't yet what you set out to do. No, you were here to destroy Lavos once and for all. "Good luck."

"Thanks, Magus." You turned away from the spellcaster and his sister, looking towards the hole that had been created in Lavos' shell. "Everyone. I don't know what we're going to find within, but... be prepared for anything... I get the feeling we've not even seen the half of what Lavos can do. Especially now that we're directly threatening it by going after the core."

"Understood." Parzlee nodded. "I don't think anybody is going to underestimate this damn thing after what we just went through." Her comment was met with murmured agreement from everyone else. The way Lavos' attack just cleaved through your best defensive efforts was a terrifying reminder of just what sort of opponent that this was. Where one wrong step would lead to your death.

"Good. Then follow me, and... be careful. I don't want anybody doing anything stupid. We attack whatever we find together and don't take foolish risks." This opponent was far too strong for something like that. When you entered, you found that strangely enough, the inside of Lavos seemed more... spacious, than it was on the outside, as if the outside of Lavos could somehow easily fit inside of its own shell. It was a bizarre violation of the rules of space, but you somehow doubted Lavos cared. The strange creature clearly worked off of different rules to normal reality.
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There were strange alien constructs scattered all around the dark blue interior of Lavos, despite the fact that you were inside the monster right now, it almost seemed more like a naturally occurring cave. You stayed on your guard, prepared for an attack at any time, but... nothing came. Instead, you eventually found yourselves exiting the odd cave-like corridor within Lavos and... into some form of large chamber. The chamber was far more biological in appearance than what you have just come from however, a putrid yellow and green colored floor that was both spongy and full of tiny holes. At the center of the chamber was a large opening that likely led deeper inside Lavos. The walls of the chamber you had found yourself in were strange too, with patterns running down them, they almost looked to be made out of the same material that Lavos shell was made from.

"What a strange creature." You remarked, despite being such a menacing threat, you couldn't help but find Lavos fascinating, the power of the monster wasn't the only reason you found in interesting either. An odd thought to have, and one that directly conflicted with your nature as a Saiyan, but... there was clearly more to Lavos than just being a monster that consumed all in its path. It had apparently set life up on the planet to achieve a goal, after all. It wasn't simple raw power.

"Yeah, if you could stop gawking at the pretty patterns on the wall, boss? We kind of have to find where that bastard is hiding itself... or should we just blow up the place from the inside?" Euca broke you out of your concentration, clearly bored at Lavos not having shown itself yet, and then you felt something... terribly odd.

From below, you could feel the energy of yourself... but not just yourself, the energy of Magus, of Khive, of Parzlee, Euca, Sycam... everyone! ""What the...?" It was a completely bewildering sensation, but the energy was getting closer and closer. "Everyone! Prepare to fight! Something is coming!"

"Any ideas on what we're up against here?" Sycam drew his sword as he readied himself for a fight.

"...Us." You didn't know what else to say, that was the energy you felt, but then two three pronged hands forced the hole in the floor open wider, and a monster crawled out of it. Chitinous plates lined the skin of the humanoid figure, though it had no legs, it was large enough that it could easily reach anywhere within the chamber with its arms. As liquid dripped from the bizarre monster that had not only the same feeling to its energy as everyone present, but also the same feeling you got from Crono and his friends, and from Dalton and Zeal too!
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"What the hell is that thing?!" Euca now clearly regretted her early bravado as she stared directly at the glistening monster. The Scouter was having a nightmare deciding on a number for the monster, it kept glitching out, clearly unable to get a pure read on something that was seemingly composed of so many different energy sources. Biological looking pipes slowly made there way towards Lavos' core and connected onto it, and a secondary set of arms sprouted from its head to secure the pipes that had connected to its head. Even you were a little nauseated by that.

"It's Lavos! It's... somehow managed to copy our energy! I don't know how, but... we need to work together!" Whatever Lavos had done, it was clearly a greater threat than even you were giving it credit for. Having managed to somehow copy your energy in the time it had taken you to reach this chamber, and likely your powers as well. There was no doubt about it, this power stealing monster was the true form of Lavos. "Get Ready!"

>>What will Rettace do?
>Attack the arms first, try to dismember the monster.
>Focus on the eyes, try to blind Lavos.
>There's... room in here. Try a power ball.
>Screw it, this is what you've got the Spacial Punch for! Hit him with all you've got!
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5051179
>Attack the arms first, try to dismember the monster
Oh boy, the other shoe finally dropped. For the love of god, don't use a powerball in front of Lavos with Saiyan DNA.
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>>5051179
>Attack the arms first, try to dismember the monster, aim for the ones on it's head, to get those pipes on it's head removed and hopefully weaken it.
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>>5051179
>Focus on the eyes, try to blind Lavos.

With how much Saiyan powers Lavos has a power ball is a bad idea
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>>5051179
>Screw it, this is what you've got the Spacial Punch for! Hit him with all you've got!
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>>5051179
>Attack the arms first, try to dismember the monster.
Man Lavos really is literally Cell huh?
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>>5051179
>Dismember its arms and the pipes.

AAAAA
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Ok
Roll me 1d100
Best of... 5
DC 80 High DC 95
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>5051543
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>5051543
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>5051543
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>5051543
C'MOOONNNN! KILL THE FUCKER!
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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>5051543
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>>5051543
>>5051545
Dammit, we got so close to that 95 DC.....
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Rolled 46, 40, 99, 7, 69 = 261 (5d100)

Lets see how everyone else fairs
Khive, Parzlee, Flea, Sycam, Euca
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>>5051664
Oh shit, Sycam is in DANGER, thankfully Flea got a 99 to hopefully save his ass, and Euca got a 69, kek
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"The arms! Focus on destroying its arms! If it loses those, then we'll greatly decrease its ability to both attack and defend itself!" The fight hadn't even truly begun yet, but you could already see what needed to be done. If you could disable the monster by focusing on crippling it first, then it would have nothing to defend itself with when you actually moved to kill it. Not only that, you'd also remove its ability to attack too!

The monstrous humanoid roared as it held out a hand towards you and your allies and began to charge up a white ball of energy. "No way!" Your eyes widened as you recognized the attack, and the energy suddenly split into two balls which were shot as two waves that spiraled around each other as they flew towards you. You leapt out of the way of the attack, which was apparently aimed at you, and it did exactly as you expected it to, readjusting its course towards you. "If you think you're going to do me in with my own attack, you're dead wrong!" You formed two Ki Flechettes in your hands and fired them at the helix patterned wave, which was destabilized and exploded after they made contact with the copied Spiral Mirror Wave.

"Demon Shine!" Euca made use of the moment that Lavos was distracted to attack, firing a black wave of energy towards the monster, and Sycam was quick to also make his move.

"Sword of Orochalcum!" He raised his sword to his face, and began to charge it with energy all while Euca's attack was still in flight. "Champion's Strike!" He brought his blade down, and a slash shaped projectile of red and green energy went soaring towards Lavos, who quickly took notice of the attacks, but instead of actually responding to them with an attack of its own, it simply waved one of its arms and allowed the released energy to detonate the two attacks before they could even touch it. "N-no way!" Sycam was bewildered at how easily his attack had been dealt with... he really didn't have a lot of luck when it came to his fights, did he?

Lavos roared as it turned its attention to Sycam, firing a blast of energy at the Half-Saiyan before he could recover from his failed attack, what's worse, the second blast of energy had clearly been copied off of Euca! Her wave attack was far more powerful than a standard attack! You started towards Sycam to get him out of the way of the attack, but before you could do so, somebody else took care of things for you.
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"Demon Disks!" A half dozen orange disks appeared from behind Sycam and cleaved through the wave of energy, intercepting it by traveling right through it and towards Lavos' arm, this time it was Lavos who was unable to react in time, and there were no allies who would come to Lavos' aid either, so the orange disks hit their mark. The powerful hand sized spinning disks of Ki mangled Lavos' hand quite horribly, traveling up the monsters arm before they finally dissipated. You turned to look at the surprise savior of Sycam, and there you saw Flea. "Huh, that was a little more effective than I was expecting."

Lavos screeched in rage as it directed another wave of energy at Flea with its good arm, but Flea dodged out of the way of the clumsy attack, driven by rage, Lavos was incapable of accuracy.

"And I thought I wasn't suited to fighting! You might have a lot of power, big guy, but if you're just going to flail around like that, you'll never hit me!" For somebody who got caught so easily back at Magus' castle, Flea seemed to be pretty good at dodging. That being said...

"Don't get overconfident, idiot!" You barged Flea out of the way of the rebounding Mirror Wave that Lavos had fired at him, before you threw another Ki Flechette in order to destroy your own attack once again. "This thing knows all of our techniques, and worse still, can use all of them too! Don't let your guard down!"

Flea frowned at his failure to realize the danger, though he had still done an excellent job at doing as much damage to Lavos as he had. Khive and Parzlee were both attempting to run distraction by firing balls of Ki at Lavos while remaining mobile and darting around the chamber, but that strategy seemed to not be bearing much fruit as Lavos was powerful enough that their attempt to distract it was probably just annoying it if it felt anything at all from the attacks. You looked at Lavos' right arm, mangled to bits as it was. Cutting attacks... it's weak to cutting attacks!

>What will Rettace do?
>Have Sycam, Flea and Khive use their cutting attacks to deal major damage.
>Try to create a cutting attack of your own and slice Lavos to pieces yourself.
>Keep doing exactly what you're doing, you'll eventually wear Lavos down.
>Use your Spacial Warp Punch on Lavos.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5051970
>Have Sycam, Flea and Khive use their cutting attacks to deal major damage, while you try and develop your own to assist in the process.
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>>5051970
>Have Sycam, Flea and Khive use their cutting attacks to deal major damage, while you try and develop your own to assist in the process.
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>>5051970
>Try to create a cutting attack of your own and slice Lavos to pieces yourself.
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>>5051970
>>Have Sycam, Flea and Khive use their cutting attacks to deal major damage, while you try and develop your own to assist in the process.
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>>5051970
>Have Sycam, Flea and Khive use their cutting attacks to deal major damage.

Can't our ki flechettes cut as well stab?
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>>5051970
>Have Sycam, Flea and Khive use their cutting attacks to deal major damage.
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Rolled 71, 8, 41, 57, 53, 89 = 319 (6d100)

OK, gimme 1d100 Best of 4
DC 70 High DC 90

Rolling for allies, all get 2 rolls

Sycam, Flea, Khive
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>5052220
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Rolled 70 (1d100)

>>5052220
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Rolled 66 (1d100)

>>5052220
Banzai.
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>5052220
>>5052242
Well, everyone but Flea gets the low pass this time, maybe I clutch it with a High pass? Probably not.
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

>>5052220
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While we're waiting, who's your favorite candidate for the Rettacebowl?
Parzlee, Khive, Euca or Flea?
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>>5052732
Schala
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>>5052732
Lucca. Euca and Flea are tied for seconds. I'd go for Ayla if she wasn't taken. Maybe Magus if he loosens up a little.
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>>5052761
>>5052793
Something tells me we won't get to keep chilling with Schala, Lucca, and all the other CT cast members after this arc.

I hope I'm wrong though, Schala's great.
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>>5052732
Schala or Flea would be fun; if they aren't options, Parzlee AND Khive. Or else neither. Let's not inject drama and jealousy into our core group.
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>>5052832
The others have a life to go back to but Schala and Magus don't. Their kingdom was destroyed and we saved them both from a terrible fate. I don't see why they wouldn't want to come with.
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>>5052832
Flea doesn't have any attachments besides whoever he's loyal to at the moment, so at the very least he might stay.
>>5052892
Schala will want to go back and help the people of her era, and Magus goes wherever Schala goes.
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>>5052925
I can see Lucca coming along just for the chance to discover more alien tech
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>>5052732
Schala for me too. Lucca second.
>>5052925
We'll ask her, see if she says no.
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>>5052732
Only Rettice had been characterised sufficiently to have any chance and selfcest is shit.

Parzlee is next, with Khive about equal.
The other two have very little, as a result of this ensemble cast.
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>>5052732
As a true degenerate, the only option I'm willing to take is Rettace snapping from all the teasing and knocking Flea up when he's shapeshifted into a female.
Flea would be into it anyways.
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>>5053399
kinda gay but alright
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>>5053763
Yes.
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Look guys, I just want Rettace to become Magus's brother in law. You can't tell me that wouldn't be the funniest shit.
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>>5053976
>Schala as wife
>Magus as brother in law
>Little blue-haired half saiyans with absurdly powerful time-space magic.
It's going to be great!
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This is all well and good, but let's not forget Sycam probably needs some help with matchmaking before his mom will let him come back to the planet.
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>RETTACE
>YOU NEED TO FUCK MY SISTER RETTACE
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"Khive, Flea, Sycam! Use you cutting attacks with your Ki! It's not as protected against attacks that cut into it!" Whereas normal attacks wouldn't do pretty much anything to Lavos in this form due to just how powerful it appeared to be, cutting attacks seemed able to cleave through whatever protection the monster had.

"Understood!" Khive quickly responded to your command and formed a blade of Ki around her right hand, it was a little longer than the last time you saw it, and it seemed like she had been practicing with it when you weren't watching. That Ki Blade of hers was an exceptionally deadly weapon, and if she landed a good clean hit with it to its neck, even Lavos should be killed.

Your other two allies didn't feel the need to respond verbally to you, but Sycam drew his blade and coated it with a layer of his own Ki, causing the green metal to shine in the darkness of the chamber, and Flea just kept throwing his Demon Disks at Lavos.

Lavos roared once again as it began to target Flea, releasing a wave of invisible pressure that caused the Demon Disks to explode before they could even touch Lavos again and blowing Flea backwards thanks to the invisible burst of air. Sycam and Khive managed to hold on to where they were, while Euca and Parzlee hung back, darting around the chamber looking for openings they could exploit against Lavos while he was distracted by the people with cutting attacks.

Sycam fared a little better this time, using his sword and shield, he was able to directly confront the now one-armed Lavos in a physical confrontation, using his shield to block Lavos' attempt to hammer down on him with his huge left arm while he used his blade to lash out at Lavos whenever an opening presented itself, slashing into Lavos' body and arm multiple times while Khive took advantage of Lavos' distraction and darted around close to the monster, using her Ki Blade to carve into the monster's flesh as she raced around it.

You weren't going to let your allies take care of everything though, and looking at Khive's Ki Blade, you started to figure out the specifics of its creation in your head, it may have come instinctively to Khive, but it was a terribly complicated ability for anybody else to replicate. Your mind raced as you began to break down the Ki Formation processes needed for the replication of her technique, by drawing out Ki from a specific point of her body and then commanding it to stick close to her... it was a similar process to the formation of a barrier, but the amount of Ki used was more concentrated and infused with a destructive quality!

Having figured out the basics behind the technique and surprising even yourself through your high-speed analysis of the technique, you looked at Lavos once again, you'd finish this right now!
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Unfortunately, just as you made that decision, Lavos screeched again and a pulse of energy blew everyone away, sending all of you crashing into the walls of the chamber, even though you had been flung backwards, you never took your eyes of Lavos, and you grit your teeth when you saw that Lavos had rapidly regenerated from all of the damage he had taken. Of course he had, the people on this planet and their ability to regenerate from wounds was already annoying, but this somehow took the cake. How were you supposed to kill something this durable if even the damage that you could get through was able to be regenerated with but a moment of focus!

"Damn it!" Sycam picked himself up off the floor first, clearly just as frustrated as you were at the monster. "How the hell are we supposed to damage this thing if it can heal whatever we do to it like that?!" Amazingly, he wasn't all that injured despite being the closest to Lavos when the pulse of energy blew everyone back, seems that his armor had managed to protect him.

"Just keep hitting it, it'll run out of power eventually." Parzlee was the next to get up, she was more obviously damaged than Sycam was. Seems that Sycam's armor wasn't totally useless after all. Annoyingly enough, your own armor hadn't exactly done much for you despite the upgrade it received from Lucca. Was it just the case that dark elemental magic was that rare? It's great being immune to something, but it's less great if nothing seems to use that sort of attack!

"No. It won't." You got to your feet now, seeing everyone else was also getting up as well, nobody was that badly injured, though it was clear that the intent of Lavos' attack was more to just get everyone away than it was to actually kill you all. It must still be adjusting to its current form. "Remember, Lavos has unlimited power. We can keep fighting it for as long as we want, but we're never going to exhaust its power."

"Then... those pipes." Khive pointed out the organic looking tubes that were attached to Lavos. "Those... I think those are what is powering it."

"You... I think you're right!" There were six of the pipes, and if each of them was supplying Lavos with the energy stored in the rest of its body, you'd have to slash each of them. "Parzlee, Euca, distract Lavos! Everyone else, target the pipes! Khive, take the bottom right two, Sycam, you take the bottom left two!" The two of them should be able to slash through both of the tubes with a single attack if they got lucky with their attacks. "The top two are the most dangerous to go after, so Flea, go for the left one and I'll take the right!"
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"Understood!" Flea held out his hand and began to form four of his Demon Disks. At the same time, Euca's power soared as she unleashed her full power, and oddly enough... Parzlee's power also soared, a dark aura of energy surrounded her and power was double that of what it was before! Did she learn that while she was playing around pretending to be the demon queen? How?!

Euca of course was no slouch when it came to her own power either, her two horns forming atop her head as she started to race around the room, blasting Lavos with dozens of energy balls, not intending to cause damage, but just intending to be a distraction for everyone else to make their move.

The two girls raced around the room at incredible speed that was difficult even for you to follow, or it would have been had you not taken the opportunity to cast Haste upon yourself two times. As it was, even with the two girls having enhanced their power to great degrees, you could easily track the two of them with your eyes.

"Let's go!" With Euca and Parzlee working on distraction, you commanded everyone else to play their part, with you and Flea dashing towards Lavos' head and Sycam and Khive both rushing to his sides, you formed the blade of energy you had devised over your hand, and though the tip of the blade was only a hand's length away from the tips of your fingers, you decided it would have to do!

In a single instant, four attacks were performed simultaneously. Khive and Sycam succeeded in their goal, slashing through the organic tubes and causing a strange green liquid to flow freely from the destroyed pipes. Your own attack was also a success, slashing through the pipe on your side closest to Lavos' head and causing it to spew out that liquid as well! Which means that there was only one last-

"Yikes!" Your eyes widened in shock as you saw Flea flying upwards towards the roof of the chamber involuntarily, Lavos had managed to see through his attack alone and had retaliated by smashing him away with its huge fist.

"What the hell were you thinking! Those disks are a ranged attack!" You yelled in frustration at Flea, who you could feel was still alive, but badly hurt. "You could've just..." You grit your teeth, now wasn't the time to chastise your allies for poor strategy, and the chances are that Lavos might've noticed what was going on completely if Flea had tried to use his Demon Disks as a ranged attack.
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This did however leave you in quite a dilemma, floating right next to Lavos' head, on the other side of the last pipe that needed to be cut. If you didn't cut it, he'd almost certainly just heal the damage done to the other five! You needed to act, and fast!

>>What will Rettace do!?
>Try to get over to the other pipe and cut it.
>Target Lavos' head instead, you can finish this now!
>Don't bother cutting, blast Lavos with everything you have!
>This is the perfect opportunity! You might use the last of your magic, but you can use the Spacial Warp Punch!
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5054135
>Teleport to the other pipe and cut it.

We're in a confined space, and we can clearly see where we need to be. Even with how fast we are, we've seen Lavos has omnidirectional attacks which could prevent us from reaching the pipe through standard means...

As such, it's the perfect moment to bust out our short range teleport and cuck Lavos out of his regen.
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>>5054139
+1
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>>5054135
>>5054139
Support
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>>5054135
>>5054139
>Teleport to the other pipe and cut it.
Supporting this.
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>>5054139
Yep
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>>5054135
Supporting >>5054139
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>>5054139
Agreed!
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>>5054139
>>5054135
+1
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Ok!
Best of 5
DC 85
High DC 95
Show me what you got!
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>5054495
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>5054495
Check this out!
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>5054495
YOSHA!
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>5054495
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>5054495
Let's gooooo!
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>5054495
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>>5054496
I wonder how many regular successes it will take to finish this big bastard without a critical success?
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>>5054923
Who knows? But we're doing fine as long as we don't fail. Reinforcements are coming, time is on our side.
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>>5054923
We'll get a crit eventually, and I think we'll make it no matter what anyway, hopefully the others show up first though, so they get the EXP too.
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You could try to reach the other pipe by dashing towards it as fast as you could fly... but that didn't make all that much sense. Not when you had a much better solution to dealing with Lavos available to you. You had used Haste on yourself twice, but you still had some magic units left in reserve thanks to the conversion of Ki to magic... at least three, with the ability to use your Ki to create more as needed.

"Teleport!" You called out the name of the spell and instantly disappeared and reappeared in front of the last of the pipes. "This will end it!" You slash downwards in an arc, the blade of Ki on your hand easily cleaving through the organic substance the tube is formed of and depriving Lavos of its source of energy. You flipped through the air away from Lavos as it reeled in pain at losing its last source of power. Now it would be working with whatever reserves it had stored in that ridiculously oversized body that it was fighting you with.

"Nice work, Rettace!" Parzlee praises you for your effort, and you nod in her direction. She'd taken a moment to catch her breath now, seeing as Lavos wasn't exactly focused on anything other than what must've been the agonizing pain of being removed from the energy that it was surviving off of.

"Not so tough now you don't have limitless power, huh?!" You yelled at Lavos with a smirk on your face. You were taking great satisfaction at having dealt such a blow to an opponent as powerful as Lavos, though you weren't going to let your guard down either. Lavos was still far from defeated, and all this blow had done was stop it from replenishing itself using the reserves stored in the rest of its body. For now, the core had been separated from the body around it.

You dissipated the blade of Ki surrounding your hand, no longer having use for the potent weapon now that it had served its purpose in severing the tubes that were powering Lavos. Lavos was being eerily quiet now though, no longer was it roaring or screeching, instead, it remained dead still. As if it had stopped responding entirely, though its eyes were affixed directly on you. What was going on? There was no energy being emitted by Lavos anymore.

"Is... something wrong? Did... did we kill Lavos?" Khive asked as she walked towards you. Nobody really seemed what to make of Lavos' sudden loss of functionality. Had you truly done it? Had you really managed to kill Lavos? No, it couldn't have been as easy as just... cutting those six tubes, right?

"I... honestly couldn't tell you." You were no longer sensing the energy of everyone from Lavos, and... it did seem as if there was no energy to be felt from the monster at all, but... at the same time you couldn't seem to come to any single conclusion. "I think... I think we should destroy the rest of the body, just to make sure. Even if there's no energy being given off, I don't think we should be complacent."
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"I agree! Is everyone OK with using their strongest attack to destroy Lavos once and for all?" Khive looked around to the rest of your allies, but then-

Two beams of energy were shot forth from Lavos' eyes, the first piercing through your chest and incinerating your heart and the second cutting Khive into two pieces split vertically down the middle.

You clutched your forehead after receiving the warning of danger from your psychic powers, and in that moment, you could tell that you only had a fraction of a moment to choose your way to solve this, you could already see the rapid energy build-up in the monster's eyes, and you knew that you needed to act fast, or else your vision would come to pass!

>>What will Rettace do?!
>Shield yourself and Khive with your Ki!
>Teleport out of the way with Khive!
>Meet Lavos' attack with one of your own!
>Tackle Khive out of the way of the attack!
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5055193
We know full well we can't block that.

>Tackle khive out of the way
We ain't got time to talk
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>>5055193
>>Tackle Khive out of the way of the attack!
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>>5055193
>Meet Lavos' attack with one of your own!

SPACIAL WARP PAAAAWWWWCH!

If there's no time, the strongest lazor we can fire.
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>>5055193
>Tackle Khive out of the way of the attack!
No time to convert Ki to Magic, and we have healers on hand, thankfully.
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>>5055193
>>Tackle Khive out of the way of the attack!
Also activate High Speed mode if we weren't already using it.
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>>5055232
We still have Double-haste up, I think
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>>5055261
Yeah, but High Speed mode is separate, and another speed increase.
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>>5055193
>Tackle Khive out of the way of the attack!
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Ok 1d100 bo4
DC 65 High DC 90
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>5055528
SPEEEEEEEEED
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>5055528
>>5055538
Nice!
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>5055528
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Rolled 59 (1d100)

>>5055528
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>>5055538
Oh damn!
....I'm honestly sad we full passed, I wanted a normal pass so we got hit, so we got healed and got a Zenkai Mid-Fight.
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>>5055798
wasted energy. But it's pretty on brand for DBZ
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You had to get out of the way of that attack, and you needed to get Khive out of the way too! You couldn't even afford to spend the time it would take to grab Khive and activate your teleportation, you just needed to move! Now!

Activating your enhanced speed mode, you raced towards Khive, you needed absolutely every single bit of speed that your body could muster to save both her and yourself! You strained your body to your absolute limit as you tackled Khive to the floor, the two of you bouncing across the bizarre, spongy surface that made up the chamber's floor.

Just as you hit the floor, you could feel the searing heat of the eye beams that Lavos had attempted to kill you and Khive with behind you, even after getting away from the attack, you could feel their power. You didn't need to imagine what those beams would've done to you or Khive if they had hit you, either. Your future vision had shown you just what might've happened to you if that happened. The lifeless expression in Khive's eyes as you saw her die in the vision...

"You... shameless monster." You could feel an anger burning inside of you as you stared at Lavos with a newfound hatred. "How... dare you try to..." Your power started to surge within you, a newfound energy was building within you, this... newfound source of energy?! What was it?! "How dare you..." The flash of that future that never came to be had burned itself into your vision. Your own death and Khive's death... brought about through the usage of trickery. Had it not been for your ability to see the future, you and Khive would've been killed... not even through battle... but through a shameless trick by a monster!

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

"How dare you try to kill my friends! Hraaaaaaaaaaagh!" You could feel your hair start to stand up on end, as a glow of golden power started to surround you. You were stronger than ever, and your power was still building! Lavos' own energy had started to surge now, it looked like the monster was trying to match your growth of power with his own!

"Rettace! Calm down!" Khive looked up at you, grabbing your arm and causing your rage to stop building. "I'm fine... we're both fine! There's no need to do... whatever it is that you're doing!" As her words reached you, you realized that your vision was just that. A vision that you had managed to overcome thanks to your own power. Losing yourself to anger entirely like that wasn't going to do any favors, if your power grew any further than it had already reached, your body would probably tear itself apart.

Immediately, your power stopped surging upwards, but it hadn't decreased at all. Whatever you were about to reach... it looks like you won't reach it now. But this power, you still had access to a great amount of power more than what you had before... your power right now was even greater than what you had access to as a Great Ape!
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"Thanks... Khive." You looked your comrade and friend in the eye as you came to terms with your new power. "If you hadn't calmed me down, I probably would've ended up exploding my energy outwards... I don't think I'm really ready for... whatever power I've reached." You gritted your teeth as you tried to restrain the terrible anger you felt for Lavos.

"Rettace... don't you remember the legends?!" Parzlee shouted at you. "That state... it must be that of... the Super Saiyan of Legend!" Was she for real? "Your power... it's out of this world!"

"No. This... this... power. It feels incomplete. I refuse to believe that this is the power of the Super Saiyan of Legend... it's too... unstable. As if at any moment, I'll lose my grip on it." You closed your eyes and focused on Lavos, which was looking at you in curiosity now, if the monster could speak, you were sure it would be asking you questions about this newfound power. But... you didn't have any answers yourself. You were sure that there was more to the power you were now using than this, but... you couldn't afford to second guess yourself now. You looked at Lavos and narrowed your eyes, your anger was already building up once again just from looking at the monster. You knew that you couldn't afford to let go of your rage entirely, lest you lose this power you had achieved before you killed Lavos.

>>It's time to see just what you can do.
>Attack Lavos with a supercharged Spiral Mirror Wave.
>Attack Lavos with a brutal barrage of punches.
>Now's the time. Hit Lavos with a Super Spacial Warp Punch.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5056694
>Attack Lavos with a supercharged Spiral Mirror Wave
False Super Saiyan huh, I was hoping we wouldn't recur to that.
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>>5056694
>Attack Lavos with a brutal barrage of punches.
> While doing that, leave Ki Mine after Ki mine scattered all over it's body, each as strong as possible, and once you back off, detonate them all as you hit it with a Supercharged Mirror Wave!
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>>5056694
>>Now's the time. Hit Lavos with a Super Spacial Warp Punch.
With this much energy, surely we've got more than enough. And with it being a new power... It's very unlikely it'll last, even from Rettace's POV, right? So we should make this thing pay while we still can.
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>>5056694
>>Now's the time. Hit Lavos with a Super Spacial Warp Punch.
Let's finish this.
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>>5056694
>>Now's the time. Hit Lavos with a Super Spacial Warp Punch.
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>>5056694
HAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

>Barrage of punches, End with Super spacial warp punch.
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>>5056694
>Attack Lavos with a supercharged Spiral Mirror Wave.
The reason I'm not opting for the warp punch is the new energy is unstable so I wouldn't want to try turning it into magic in case something goes wrong and Rettace blows up.
So we blow off the excess steam the old-fashioned way.
I wonder how False Super Saiyan's getting treated. I figure since it's flooding the user's body with as much Super Saiyan energy as it can fit given the user's current power it's a multiplier of some sort (perhaps the notorious 50X), but once the user gets strong enough to reach about 150M with the transformation it would convert to proper Super Saiyan.
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>>5056751
Support!

>>5056694
Let's finish this in style!
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>>5056694
>>5056708
Screw it, swapping from this to:
>>5056751
This.
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>>5056751
The point now, is that when we do that, we have to control the cascade.
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>>5056694
>Now's the time. Hit Lavos with a Super Spacial Warp Punch.
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>>5056751
>>5056694
+1
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>>5056694
>>5056751
Support!
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Roll me 1d100 Best of 5
DC 30 High DC 60
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>5057179
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>5057179
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

>>5057179
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

>>5057179
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>5057179
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>>5057221
S A V I O R
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FKCP-ZoVbs

You locked eyes with Lavos, for a moment, you thought that you could see a small semblance of uncertainty and fear in the eyes of the monstrous humanoid. You exploded your power outwards and flared up your aura as you charged towards Lavos. "Hraaaaaagh!" You roared as you rushed towards Lavos before you slammed your fist the into huge creature's abdomen, causing a massive dent within the monster's body before you immediately leapt backwards and dived in again. Swinging one of your legs upwards to slam into the monster's elbow, and using the incredible power of your current state in combination with your motion to cleave the entire monster's arm off entirely with a single strike.

Lavos shrieked as you leapt away once again, and the monster tried to blast you with the same eye-beams that you had already dodged before, but this time, you intercepted the attack quite easily, batting away both eye beams with relative ease.

"That's not going to work." You snarled at Lavos before you quickly began attacking again, quickly closing the distance between you and Lavos and smashing your fist into the upper body of the giant enemy. Then you slammed your other fist into him, then you followed up with the original fist once again, over and over again you attacked Lavos, the monster had been completely overwhelmed by your power in combination with the speed of the Haste spell that had still yet to wear off.

Lavos tried to use his remaining arm to smash downwards and crush you with his bulk, but at your speed, dodging the clumsy attack made out of desperation was child's play. You were far too fast for Lavos to keep up with right now, even if you had dropped out of your state of enhanced speed because of losing your focus, you still had about half a minute left of your Haste spell before it wore off. More than enough time for you to deal with Lavos.

You looked Lavos in the eyes once again, seeing the frustrated look upon the monster's face, if it could talk, it would be screaming in rage about being incapable of hitting you no matter what it tried. Thankfully you were putting Lavos under too much pressure for it to use magic, which you knew it could likely hit you with if it got the opportunity to do so. Lavos had however been under too much pressure to focus on casting such magic for the entirety of the fight!

Smoothly dodging an attempt to grab you out of the air by Lavos using its one remaining gigantic hand, you started to run up his arm. "This will finish it!" You started to convert your overabundance of Ki into a massive amount of Magic Energy, a hundred units in total, and started to form that Magic Energy into the shape you needed.
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Spiraling the magic around your right arm and reaching an apex at your fist, you leapt upwards, staring down at Lavos for a moment as the monster's eyes opened wide. "Say goodbye! Spacial! Warp!" You started to rapidly twist the energy around your arm to the point your arm was almost invisible behind the twisting white glow of your magic, and your smashed your hand downwards towards Lavos' forehead.

"PUUUUUUNCH!"

Your fist connected with Lavos' head, and you flipped backwards through the air as your magic flowed into the monster. Everyone around you had been stunned into silence by your performance, you landed on you feet and exhaled as you looked at the white cracks that had started to open up all over Lavos' body as your attack tore it apart from the inside out. Lavos screamed, a shriek that could only mean it was in pure agony.

You finally lost your grip on your anger enhanced state, and you could feel the incredible power leave you as Lavos violently exploded, the massive humanoid had been torn apart and chunks of alien flesh had been left all around the chamber. It... it had to be dead now, right? You were completely exhausted after that last attack, the golden power that had coated you was gone now, and you didn't know if you could access it again.

"Ha...haha..." You started to laugh as you looked at the crater in the middle of the room. You'd done it! You finally did it! Lavos is finally dead! You had killed a being that even the Gods themselves all those years ago had been incapable of destr-
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But... the future refused to change.

No.

No no no.

You froze as the flash of the future paralyzed you with uncertainty and... to your shame. Fear. "How... how could this be?!" Lavos wasn't dead... and what you had assumed to be the monster's core... was just... another shell?! You had seen it for only a single instant, but... the true core of Lavos... it was coming, and unlike the monstrous humanoid that you had just slain, what you saw had managed to inspire true terror into even your heart. Into even the heart of a Saiyan.

"Rettace? W-What's wrong?" Khive was quick to ask, but you flung your hand out to stop her from getting any closer to you.

"Stay back!" You barked an order at Khive as you saw chunks of flesh from the huge humanoid start to flow back together, compressing down into another monstrous humanoid, but this time it was far smaller, barely taller than you were... but unlike with the inner form... both you and your scouter could determine just how much power that Lavos had. A power level of over ten million, and... still rising!

Lavos shrieked once again, and the energy of the shriek alone was enough to knock you off your feet and send you crashing into the walls of the chamber, as well as deal some pretty severe damage to you in the process. None of your allies had fared much better against the sudden attack either, having crashed into the wall with just as much force as you had.

You struggled to your feet as you looked at what had to be the final form of Lavos. It had tricked you twice already, but with this power... there was no way this wasn't everything Lavos had. There was a rough semblance of a face on the terrifying creature that made up Lavos' core, and it was looking straight at you. "Heh, you really are a tough bastard, huh?" There were two strange pods that were floating around Lavos now, both seemed to be significantly less powerful, with each only getting a reading of about five hundred thousand.

Lavos didn't dignify you with a real response, but instead only held out one of its arms and began to charge up a ball of energy, if it hit you, you'd surely die.

>>What is Rettace going to do?!
>Try to access the power you reached through anger once again.
>Use the last of your energy to create a Power Ball, it wouldn't be enough, but you'd still do better as an Oozaru.
>Use the last of your energy to try to create a shield for yourself.
>Attack one of those pods with the last of your energy, it wouldn't do much, but you might be able to at least deprive Lavos of something.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5057371
>Use the last of your energy to try to create a shield for yourself.
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>>5057371
>>Attack one of those pods with the last of your energy, it wouldn't do much, but you might be able to at least deprive Lavos of something.
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>>5057371
. . . Fucking.

>Use the energy and Blow up the other pods.
I'm so done with this motherfucker.
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>>5057443
If I'm honest, I knew this form was coming, I just didn't want to bring it up because I was afraid of people metagaming.
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>>5057472
You know, fair enough.
I'm still done with this motherfucker. Just tell me this is actually the last fucking shell, it's him and if it dies, he dies.
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>>5057478
One of these three pods is his last form.
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>>5057371
>>Attack one of those pods with the last of your energy, it wouldn't do much, but you might be able to at least deprive Lavos of something.
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>>5057371
>Attack one of those pods with the last of your energy, it wouldn't do much, but you might be able to at least deprive Lavos of something.
This boss fight almost has as many stages as Freeza
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>>5057371
>Use the last of your energy to try to create a shield for yourself.
Just wait until you see what those pods do.
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>>5057371
>Use the last of your energy to try to create a shield for yourself.
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>>5057371
>Use the last of your energy to try to create a shield for yourself.
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>>5057371
>Use the last of your energy to try to create a shield for yourself.
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>>5057371
>Use the last of your energy to try to create a shield for yourself.

Hold the line! Reinforcements are on the way!
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OK
1d100 Bo4
Low DC 80, Mid DC 90, High DC 100
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Rolled 2 (1d100)

>>5057978
Time to die.
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>5057978
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>5057978
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>5057978
RIP Rettace, and he didn't even get to go out with a bang.
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OK, now I want 5 people to roll 5d10000.
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Rolled 2441, 665, 8343, 6745, 6223 = 24417 (5d10000)

>>5058000
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Rolled 1353, 4636, 7541, 300, 2794 = 16624 (5d10000)

>>5058000
Well, shit
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Rolled 7617, 4919, 8116, 8951, 772 = 30375 (5d10000)

>>5058000
Revival chance, maybe? Or a Zenkai, if Rettace somehow survives?
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>>5058015
I'm pretty sure we're headed to the afterlife and this is zenkai for when we get resurrected.

I hope we don't miss the party.
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Rolled 4080, 2026, 3289, 2914, 6712 = 19021 (5d10000)

>>5058000
We're dead. My prediction was true.
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Rolled 6379, 123, 3086, 2511, 5263 = 17362 (5d10000)

>>5058000
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Rolled 2 (1d3)

Hmm.
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Rolled 36416, 25193, 22476, 11381 = 95466 (4d100000)

One more roll I need to make...
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Rolled 74301, 88217, 6004, 64340 = 232862 (4d100000)

>>5058070
...
and again.
P-K-E-S
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>>5058074
Here's hoping Khive saves us. And Euca jobbed, against someone other than us which is new.
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>>5058083
Khive and Parlzee are as usual genius
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This... this isn't going to be the end! You won't allow it! "Damn itttttt!" You held out your right hand and put as much of your remaining energy into your shield as you possibly could, going as far beyond your limits as you could as you formed a shining white shield of energy in front of you. The shield flickered with instability, but it was the best that you could manage with your body in such a battered state.

"Rettace! You... you won't be able to block that!" Parzlee tried to take a step forwards after getting up, but her body had taken a bad hit when she was blasted away by Lavos' energy pulse, and she fell after the first step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T414IgsMc2Y

"J-just shut up and stay back! Khive! Focus on healing everyone else before you worry about me! So long as Lavos is distracted while you do, there's... there's still a chance!" You just hoped that Crono and the rest of his group would hurry up and arrive. It was clear that you and your group had reached your limit now, Lavos' constant trickery and increasing power had finally managed to grind you down to a level where defending against his next attack was impossible.

But... even if it was impossible, that didn't mean you were going to give up. You were a Saiyan... you could never bring yourself to just lie down and die, even against an enemy that was so much stronger than you like Lavos was.

"Damn you!" You roared as the monster fired the ball of energy at you, and you could immediately feel your shield starting to buckle underneath the superior power that Lavos wielded. "Damn you!!!!!" You watched almost in slow motion as the energy ball shattered the barrier and approached you. You could do nothing but watch with resignation in your eyes as the ball of energy engulfed you. The energy burned.

Then... nothing.

You had died.
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But... what you weren't expecting were for your eyes to open again, and to find yourself standing in what looked like some fancy ornate wooden room, with... Kami standing in front of you? "Ah, Rettace. It's unfortunate that this ended up happening, but... I did foresee this." The God was relatively nonchalant over the fact that you had just... well, died. Your armor had been ruined too, with only the bottom part of the apparel still in any sense of usability. Looking upwards, you could see a golden halo hovering above you. You really were dead, huh?

"You... knew this would happen?" You narrowed your eyes at Kami as he looked quite a bit guilty, he clearly regretted not telling you about how you'd meet your end on the planet he specifically sent you to, but then he started to speak.

"Do not think ill of me for it, but... this happening was expected, and... you will not remain dead for long, I assure you." Wait... what's that supposed to mean, that you wouldn't stay dead for very long? Where even were you right now... wait, how the hell was Kami here? "Time is a bit... unstable for you right now, to me, it's been years since our last meeting... the being you are fighting on that planet... it is having an effect on time itself."

"You're... going to need to explain in a little mo-" You were about to ask Kami for some more details, until suddenly you were interrupted by a man in a tattered orange and blue fighting uniform, a floating golden halo above his head told you that he was dead too.

"Hey! You! You're... You're a Saiyan, right?!" The man in tattered clothes with spiky hair approached you, impolitely cutting you off from your conversation with Kami and demanding information from you, there was an aged looking green alien behind him with a frustrated look upon his face.

"I... am, how could you tell?" Deciding it would be easier to just deal with this man first, you turned to address him.

"Well, I was wondering... Saiyans have tails, right?" You looked behind you and saw that your tail was freely moving around, having come loose of your body at some point. "You... you're really strong! After my training, I'd like a chance to be able to fight you!"

"Goku... please stop bothering the other dead warriors." The aged green man stopped the fighter, who you now knew of as 'Goku' from harassing you for information anymore.

"Oh, uh... sorry, Kami. I got a little carried away, but... it's not often that I see somebody that strong... I'm really going to need to train harder than I've ever trained before if Saiyans can get as powerful as that!" Wait a second, the green man was also called Kami? Well, the name was more a title, so it did make sense.

"Well, just so long as you remember what your brother said before he retreated back into space, the other Saiyans are much stronger than he was. You and Piccolo may have driven him off this time, but..." The old man trailed off, though Goku didn't look all that bothered.
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"It's fine, Kami. When I've finished training with King Kai, I'm sure I'll be more than strong enough to deal with all of them!" His brother...? Goku wasn't a Saiyan name, so... what was going on here? Or could Saiyan naming conventions have just changed that much in your absence? You didn't know what to make of the overly cheerful dead man, nor how he thought he'd be coming back to life, but that did bring you back to the original question you asked Kami.

Turning away from the warrior and the god who was accompanying him, you looked at Kami again. "Right, so... how am I meant to... come back to life?" You really needed to get into the fight sooner rather than later, especially considering that the rest of your allies were still in terrible danger.

"I wouldn't worry about that too much, look up." Kami had a smirk on his face, and you did as you were asked, noticing that the halo above your head was... gone?

"Huh?" It didn't make sense, you were... alive again?!

"Yes, I can't tell the reason why, but... something back on that planet is... bringing you back." You could feel yourself being grabbed by an invisible force as you were dragged backwards, and your vision faded once again. "We'll meet again soon, I am sure..." Kami nodded as you disappeared.

You gasped for air as your eyes opened once again, finding yourself laying on the floor of the chamber where you had just died, your armor was in perfect condition again too, and... your body had been completely restored! That's not all... your power was far greater than it was before you had died! Your Saiyan genes had remembered your defeat and caused you to grow stronger because of it! But... how were you alive again?

Your question was answered when you looked to your side and saw the Chrono Trigger... or at least you saw the Chrono Trigger's shell. The powerful object had seemingly been what had brought you back to life... or so you thought.

"Ch-cheep!" A small blue chick appeared out of nowhere and suddenly started to hop on your chest, "Ch-cheep!" Wait... the Chrono Trigger... hatched!? You knew that it was egg shaped, but... that it was actually an egg?! You got up to see that... everyone was fighting Lavos? No... it wasn't just your own group, but... Crono had arrived too! Schala and Magus were with them as well, everyone was fighting together! It looked like everyone had been healed too, with your Saiyan (or partially Saiyan) allies having become stronger thanks to their genes. You decided to put the blue chick in your hair for now, to keep it safe. You owed it that much considering it had undoubtedly brought you back from death.
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Lavos didn't appear to be struggling in the battle, even against so many of your allies, at once. Nobody had noticed that you were alive again yet, but not only were you alive and healed, your energy had been completely replenished as well! Annoyingly enough, it looked like Lavos was doing so well thanks to those two annoying pods floating around it, healing it and empowering it.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Take Lavos by surprise with another Spacial Warp Punch after using Double Haste.
>Try to take out the pods with a Spiral Mirror Wave.
>You could no longer feel everyone else's power in Lavos... so it might be time to use a Power Ball.
>Use your Teleport in combination with a Ki Blade to cut Lavos in half!
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5058138
>>Take Lavos by surprise with another Spacial Warp Punch after using Double Haste.
TOKI TOKI
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>>5058138
>>Try to take out the pods with a Spiral Mirror Wave.
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>>5058138
>Try to take out the pods with a Spiral Mirror Wave.
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>>5058138
>Take out the pods
So our power level is now. . . 311,945

powerful
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>>5058138
>Try to take out the pods with a Spiral Mirror Wave.
Wait, we have our own Toki Toki now?
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>>5058138
>Try to take out the pods with a Spiral Mirror Wave.
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>>5058138
>Try to take out the pods with a Spiral Mirror Wave.
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Alright!

DC 65 High DC 80 Bo5
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5058577
Die Die DIE LAVOS!
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

>>5058577
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>5058577
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>5058577
Come on nat 100!
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>>5058577
This has been going on long enough.
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>>5058600
I want to get off Mr. Lavos' wild ride.
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I think we might have totally fucked time up everywhere accidentally.
It sounded like Raditz survived.
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>>5058611
What are the implications of us having our own Toki Toki?
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>>5058611
>"Oh, uh... sorry, Kami. I got a little carried away, but... it's not often that I see somebody that strong... I'm really going to need to train harder than I've ever trained before if Saiyans can get as powerful as that!" Wait a second, the green man was also called Kami? Well, the name was more a title, so it did make sense.

>"Well, just so long as you remember what your brother said before he retreated back into space, the other Saiyans are much stronger than he was. You and Piccolo may have driven him off this time, but..." The old man trailed off, though Goku didn't look all that bothered.
Shit, you're right. I didn't notice it at first. And it sounds like Goku will train even harder now that he's been inspired by Rettace.

>>5058653
Good question. Chronoa will have words.
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Rolled 76, 45, 44, 12, 30, 12, 24, 58, 21, 74, 84, 74, 41 = 595 (13d100)

Let's see how everyone else does...
Here we go...
Ayla, Crono, Marle, Schala, Magus, Lucca, Flea, Robo, Frog, Euca, Parzlee, Sycam, Khive
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>>5058841
Euca and Sycam are combining their efforts I see.
And Parzlee does some real good damage, always nice to see.
Schala and Lucca are about to get fucked up though.
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You had the perfect opportunity to strike out at Lavos now, and you were not going to squander it by revealing your presence. Everyone was far too focused on fighting to have noticed your miraculous resurrection, so absolutely nobody in the chamber had noticed you weren't actually dead... anymore, at least. Charging up a great deal of energy in your hands, you smirked at the inhuman looking monster. Only about a minute ago you had died at Lavos' hands, but despite that... you couldn't be feeling more confident.

With the spiral mirror wave fully charged, you couldn't help but laugh as you roared at Lavos. "Hey! Lavos! Dodge!" You launched the shining white spiraling energy wave at Lavos, which was clearly quite startled at your sudden resurrection. It seemed that even Lavos had written you off as dealt with and no longer a threat. The wave itself wasn't powerful enough to really do that much damage to Lavos itself, but that was never your goal in attacking here.

The monster raised its arms to defend itself from being hit by your attack, but just as the wave was about to collide with Lavos, you had the mirror wave split apart and attain new targets, namely, those two pods supporting Lavos with their magic!

Lavos shrieked in alarm as the energy waves screamed towards the two relatively harmless looking pods that were floating around it, and in the blink of an eye, the center more humanoid pod dashed into the path of one half of the mirror wave preventing the pod on the right from being damaged. The pod on the left was triumphantly destroyed entirely though, the pods might've been strong, but with your now enhanced power destroying them was a simple matter.

""R-Rettace?! You're... alive?!"" Khive and Parzlee both spoke in unison as you floated triumphantly in the air, readjusting yourself after having thrown the energy attack.

"It's going to take a little bit more than death to stop me, you two." You boasted, enjoying the moment for a brief second before refocusing on Lavos. "I was out of it for a second there, give me a status report!"

"Right! Everyone else arrived just as you took Lavos' attack, and Schala managed to use her barriers to seal off Lavos long enough for Marle and Khive to heal everyone's wounds! Everyone... except you..." Parzlee frowned. It was obvious to you that she wanted to know why you weren't dead anymore, but you didn't have time to go through the explanation right now.

"Don't worry if you were unable to heal me, I really was dead for a moment there. It just didn't stick." It was odd, explaining that you really did die, but you knew that it was unlikely that you'd be believed, even if they had seen you die. There were many explanations that were easier to believe than you having actually died and been brought back to life.
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"You know, you're really not making a great deal of sense here." Magus joined in on the conversation as you dodged a clumsy energy ball from Lavos, who was only now retaliating against you. "Not that I'm complaining, we could do with the help." It did look like there was something of a stalemate between your allies and Lavos. The monstrous being had clearly been incapable of dealing with all of your allies working together. There were enough people fighting Lavos right now that even when somebody made an error, there was always somebody to bail them out.

You could see Lavos attempting to defend against all of your allies' attacks again and again, but... why was it being so defensive? With a Power Level of around ten million, there wasn't anything that your allies really should have been able to do to stop Lavos... yet somehow, other than when he had killed you, he hadn't managed to even really harm any of your other allies. Why was Lavos fighting so defensively? Unless...

Suddenly, the right core pulsed with power, and the left core reconstituted from... nothing at all! Damn it... it was still capable of regenerating itself, even now! But wait... it took specific action to defend to pod on the right... so maybe if that was destroyed, it would lose the ability to-

"Everyone! Watch out! Lavos is going to alter time!" Schala's worried voice suddenly took you out of your thought process as she alerted you to the danger, and as she had warned, the right pod started to gather a massive amount of energy.

"What?!" You demanded more information as you fired another blast of energy at the right pod, though this time at the same time as the rest of your Saiyan allies, only for the attempt to be blocked by Lavos once again.
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"Just... hold on! I'll try to ease the effects it has on everyone here!" You didn't know what Schala meant, but it didn't matter. You braced yourself for the worst, and as you did, the chamber you had once been standing in disappeared, being replaced by a world of fast moving green energy. "We... we're traveling through time right now!" It wasn't like the travel you had experienced through using the Time Gates, no, the travel through the time gates was usually near-instant. This however... it was like you were trapped in a maelstrom of time flowing past you. Locales and landscapes flashed past around you, some familiar and many unfamiliar. "Lavos is... siphoning power off of the planet itself! Off of... every moment in time at once! If he's not stopped... he'll absorb the entirety of the spiritual energy of every being that will ever exist on this planet over the course of millions of years!" Schala sounded incredibly worried now.

"Don't worry. He's not going to absorb anything." You declared with confidence.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Direct your allies to distract Lavos while you go for the right pod.
>Just teleport behind the right pod and cut it in half.
>Have everyone work together to create a single attack to attempt to overwhelm Lavos.
>Try to regain that power you unlocked before you died once again.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5058978
>Just teleport behind the right pod and cut it in half, then do the same for the left pod.
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>>5058978
>>Just teleport behind the right pod and cut it in half.
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>>5058978
>Teleport and cut the right Pod.
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I have finally caught with this Quest.
It really has been a fun read.
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>>5058978
>Just teleport behind the right pod and cut it in half.
I wonder if lavos fast forwarding through time will make any blutz waves come through. Who knows how many full moons he'd speedrun through in the process of doing his shit
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>>5058978
>Teleport in and wreck that pod!
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>>5058978
>Just teleport behind the right pod and cut it in half.
Didn't the rolls do anything Wukong?
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>>5058978
>Just teleport behind the right pod and cut it in half.
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>>5059392
It was more to see if anybody would crit or crit fail, but Lavos is simply too powerful for anything else to matter that much, and on the flipside, there are too many people watching each other's back fof a minor fail to matter that much.

Speaking of dice, 1d100 best of... 5, DC 75 High DC 85
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>5059418
YEET
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>5059418
Power
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>5059418
Time to end this
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>5059418
Finally, we win.
Inb4 PHASE 4
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>87
>87
>86
What the fuck is going on?
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>5059418
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>another 87.
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So now that Lavos is (hopefully) dead, what next?
Go kill Freeza after getting to Planet Vegeta and finding it destroyed?
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>>5059508
I dont know. Probably go back to Kami, be all irritated like.

Then kick Sycam and Eurcca's mum's ass, just to say we did it.
Then uhh. I dont know. We dont really have any overriding objectives at the forefront of our mind. Probably try and get to our homeworld, in the attempt to overthrow king cold for being an asshole and trying to kill us.
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>>5059536
I think our new pet bird is gonna be super relevant to the plot.
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>>5059508
Can we stay in Chrono Trigger world for a while to take a well deserved rest and then be super duper ultra triple mega hyper sure Cross is not happening no matter what?
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>>5059567
I'm all for that, but with Schala saved I don't see how it could happen. Lucca will need some time to repair our spaceship anyway.

After that we should head straight to planet Plant, find it gone and be brought up to speed. We don't even know that the Tuffles got genocided or that the Saiyans got conquered iirc.
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That is an impressive amount of 87s... I'll give you something special for that.
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>>5059601
Nice!
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You fixed your glare back onto Lavos, and you could tell that it really was now or never right now. If Lavos was allowed to absorb the energy of the planet in the way it was trying to, then it would be the absolute end. The amount of power that it would gain from such an action was just... unreal. That much spiritual energy over such a lengthy period of time would make Lavos thousands if not hundreds of thousands times more powerful. You knew just how ridiculous the energy could be gained from such an action could be, even if the average power level of a lifeform was 5, if that much energy was converted into spiritual energy for every being that had ever existed on the entire planet, then the resulting power would be almost impossible to fathom.

As you stared at Lavos as it started to gather the power into itself, you made your decision. Lavos would die, and you would be the one to strike it down. You formed the Ki around your right hand into a blade once again, this time it was longer and more stable than the one you had previously used against his last form, and all the more deadly for it. This would be the weapon you would use to kill Lavos, you could only hope that you were capable of actually cutting through Lavos with it. All you would need to do was destroy that Pod on the right, that wasn't just Lavos' source of healing, it was also the source of the time disturbances too! Even though the power level was so much lower, it was all a trick! That pod must be the true core!

"This is it!" You fully formed the Ki Blade and gathered the Magic Energy inside yourself. You needed to be as fast as possible for this next part, so with a quick silent cast of Double Haste upon yourself, and by focusing to enter your enhanced speed state, you were ready. You took a deep breath as everyone else was still trying in vain to damage Lavos with their energy attacks, though they would only be blocked by the monster, and nobody wanted to get into close range with Lavos' humanoid body in order to use Ki based blades upon him. The only one of your allies who had a ranged cutting attack was Flea, and his demon disks simply weren't strong enough to overwhelm Lavos from a distance, a veil of energy shielded Lavos from the effects of the cutting attack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mcHP1HYkds

Gathering your magic energy and converting some of your Ki to replenish your reserves, you closed your eyes for just a moment. "Teleport!" You roared the name of your spell as you willed yourself to appear behind the right pod, swinging your arm downwards with the hope of slashing the right pod in two!
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But just as you were about to slash the damned core into two pieces, the humanoid body of Lavos appeared in front of you, using its two freakishly oversized hand-like appendages to clasp around your Ki Blade, preventing you from finishing your strike and finishing off Lavos once and for all. Lavos looked at you silently, the alien's deadly visage was cold and furious.

"Not, so... fast!" you powered up as much as you could to try to force the blade downwards, but it was no good, with the way Lavos had grabbed onto the sides of the blade, and with how much stronger Lavos' main body was than you, it was a pointless endeavor. You couldn't budge the blade a single bit, and Lavos was already preparing a counter attack to attempt to finish you off once again.

"Ka-Kacheep!" The bird in your hair suddenly started to chirp, and you were confused for a moment. What was it doing? It might've saved you from death, but... you couldn't even sense the creature's energy! It must be so weak physically that sensing such things was impossible!

Just as you were about to attempt to teleport away from Lavos to attempt to strike out at the monster once again when a better opportunity was presented to you, you felt the Ki Blade start to shift downwards. Somehow, you were overpowering Lavos now, despite being so massively overpowered by the monster, you were the one winning the engagement. The Ki Blade... it felt different. As if it had been empowered by an energy that was not your own, but... that wasn't important right now. What was important was taking your opportunity when it presented itself!

"Die!" You cleaved downwards with the Ki Blade, and the humanoid form of Lavos as well as the Right Pod that it had attempted so valiantly to defend were slashed in two by your Ki Blade. The monstrous enemy gargled some noises for a moment before the separated pieces of the once terrifying adversary began to... glow. You stayed on your guard as the pieces of Lavos, as well as the restored Left Pod, first turned to dust, and then blinked out of existence entirely.

"Kacheep! Kacheep!" The bird that you had put in your hair for safe-keeping now decided to come out of the relative safety and start to flutter around your head. Had... it been the one to help you deal with Lavos once and for all? It landed on your left hand, looking overly smug and proud of itself before you quickly put it back in your hair. You needed to get out of this place.
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"Everyone! We... we did it!" You called out to your allies, who were silent as they stared at you, were they that shocked by your defeat of Lavos? The only one who wasn't completely stationary was Schala, who was looking around with a worried expression for whatever reason. You supposed that it was quite impressive though, you single-handedly defeated the monster at its best after quite literally coming back to life. It was strange, but they all suddenly seemed to come to their senses at the same moment.

In those few instants, a few things started happening all at once. The first was that the glowing world of shifting time around you started to shake uncontrollably, the second was that your allies didn't yet seem to realize that Lavos had been killed at all, still in their fighting positions, and the third and perhaps most strange of everything, was the portal in the middle of the chamber that had opened up.

"Come on! All of you need to come through right now or else you'll be lost in the Darkness Beyond Time!" A familiar voice from beyond the portal called out to you all, and you immediately recognized it as the girl from before. "Come on!" The shimmering purple portal called out to you, and you looked at it for a moment.

>What will Rettace do?
>Go through the portal to wherever it might lead.
>Ask Schala to create some portals to get you the hell out.
>Ask Lucca if she can do something with the Gate Key.
>Ask the voice a question (What?)
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5059763
>>Go through the portal to wherever it might lead.
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>>5059763
>>Go through the portal to wherever it might lead.
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>>5059763
>Go through the portal to wherever it might lead.
Go, go, go!
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>>5059760
>>5059761
>>5059763
In a way I'm kinda sad Khive was not the one to slice Lavos up since she was the best at Ki Blades. It felt like would have been some kino build up and foreshadowing of her skills.
Well, maybe if this had been a proper story and not Quest where (you) is supreme after all. Oh well.

>>Go through the portal to wherever it might lead.
Time to meet the Time Patrol.
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>>5059763
>Go through the portal to wherever it might lead.

Nice new move. This must have been the something special.
>Space-Time Blade: A technique that can only be used with the express permission and power of the yet unnamed Time Bird that hatched from the Chrono Trigger, a ludicrously deadly technique that is infused into a Ki Blade that doesn't just destroy a target that it hits, but erases them from history entirely, ending their threat once and for all. Because of the power of this technique, it can only be used if the target is a threat to time itself. As this attack cuts both space and time, most forms of evasion and defense should be impossible.
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>>5059763
>Get everyone through the portal

>>5059775
DB is about whoever is the strongest. We are the strongest, so Khive can't really compete against a bullshit thing like Lavos.

also FUCKING HELL>>5059778
"Erased from history"? So that means that Lavos never existed, effectively rendering most of ou- You know what. Fuck it, time travel rules suck, lets just get back to our timeline.
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>>5059844
>We are the strongest, so Khive can't really compete against a bullshit thing like Lavos.
Neither could we until Toki Toki Hax.
If we're gonna get at that Lavos Core should have won second 1 if we go by the powerlevel reading here >>5057371 since even as Oozaru Rettace, the strongest of the bunch at peak, is still at least ten time weaker than Lavos was at the start of the fight.
And the whole point of the Ki Blades is that they are a fuck you to powerlevels and can shank even people who're technically "stronger".
Look at what Schala did despite her piss-poor Powerlevel when absolutely no one could touch Lavos in any meaningful way.
We're measuring Powerlevels for funsies first and foremost so let's not go all unga bunga higher number da bes.
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>>5059846
Don't worry about Khive not landing the finishing blow on Lavos too much, I've got a lot planned for the Saiyan allies in the coming arcs.
>>5059844
The 'Erased from History' bit means that Lavos' existence has been irreversibly removed from the universe, and outside of time travellers, nobody is going to be able to remember it. The actions that eventually led to Lavos' defeat however have not been altered though, so the history of the planet exists in a strange state of flux where the things that led to Lavos being defeated still happened for seemingly no reason.
Anything else would lead to some tremendous time paradoxes.
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>>5059846
I did mean "He is the big boss of the level, we are an active protagonist as well as being stronger than her, smarter than her and better at fighting than her and she never really stood a chance with all that in mind."

She simply never had a chance, if we are looking at this from the perspective of the quest, with even Magnus having more of a claim to thematic victory and Lavos' being stupidly powerful meant even he couldnt keep up.
I'm not saying "our number bigger so we win" I was saying she just didnt have it in her.
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>>5059851
>I've got a lot planned for the Saiyan allies in the coming arcs.
Looking forward to it.
I'm not sure why but I've gotten kind of attached to Khive. Guess I'm a sucker for her type of character.
>>5059874
Mind you, I'm not complaining about Rettace being the MC and doing the MC things. I just thought it would have, or could have been, a neat development of sorts.
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>>5059763
>Ask Lucca if she can do something with the Gate Key.

"Why is nobody else reacting or moving?"
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>>5059763
>Go through the portal to wherever it might lead.
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"You heard her everyone! Through the portal! Now!" You barked a command to the rest of your allies as you dashed towards the purple tear in space, your allies were quick to recover from the confusion of the current situation and soon began to follow you as you raced through the portal to god only knows where.

You were the first to reach the portal, and while you hesitated for a moment, not wanting to potentially leave your allies behind, you put the thought behind you. You were their leader, and it was up to you to set an example for them all to follow. Going through the portal was a potential danger, after all, none of you had the faintest idea of where this opening could take you. That's why as the de-facto leader of at least half of the group, you took the initiative.

Seconds after jumping through the portal, you were ejected from another portal, tumbling across a grassy floor with a good amount of velocity before you came to a stop, you weren't at all hurt from the tumbling though. As you came to a stop, the small bird that saved your life fluttered out of your hair and hopped down onto the floor. The rest of your allies were also rapidly ejected from the portal, heading in your direction, so you had no choice but to scoop the bird off of the floor and leap to your feet in a single smooth motion, avoiding getting buried under the pile of your own allies.

"Jeez, you guys... you could've taken it a little easier, y'know? You didn't all need to pile in as quickly as you could." You saw the speaker as you looked around, it was the voice from before, and... it belonged to a short pink girl wearing some form of robe-like outfit. "That aside though, I'm glad that all of you are OK! You've all done history a great service!" She clapped her hands together, before she stopped and looked at you and the bird that you were holding. "But... some problems are going to arise too, because of what ended up happening."

"Problems? What are you talking about, and... can you tell me your name now? I'm Rettace, but I'm sure that you already knew that much."

"My name...? Well, for now, just call me the Supreme Kai of Time... and as for the problems I'm talking about, you should look no further than that bird you're cradling in your hands there." She crossed her arms. "It might not look like it, but that bird is... a potential threat to history too." She sighed.

Your eyes narrowed as you looked at the girl, was that a threat? "If you think that I'm-"

"Woah! No, that wasn't a threat, you can trust me on that one, it's just... complicated. I can't really explain things without going into a lot of detail about how time and history works, but... the birth of another Time Bird like the one you're holding shouldn't have been possible. While a corrupted Time Egg could've given birth to a false version of Toki-Toki, the creation of an entirely new..."
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"Hold on, you're... going to need to explain this slowly. I'm not exactly well versed in this sort of stuff."

"Sorry, I just... got a little ahead of myself. To tell the truth, I'm actually kind of excited for this meeting, it took even me by surprise, if you'd believe that." She scratched her head sheepishly. This girl was clearly the deity in charge of time... or if not the chief deity, she was at least high up on the hierarchy of controlling it. "Toki-Toki!" She suddenly called out the name of somebody or something, and before long, what she summoned appeared.

Flying around the side of the large main building in the grassy area was... an owl-like bird? "Toki-Toki?" You repeated the name, and the girl smiled.

"Toki-Toki here is a very important being, his existence serves as... something like a foundation for history to be built atop of." The owl landed on her shoulder, and it didn't appear to be that large anymore, maybe slightly larger than the average bird. "The point being that outside of inferior fakes, it shouldn't be possible for there to be more than one existence like him... but, that's not the case with you and that new Time Bird that you're holding."

"What are you getting at here?"

"I'm trying to say that a brand new and stable history has been created thanks to what has happened. Meaning that the future, which... is normally something that is set-in-stone and already written... has yet to occur at all!"

"And... that's supposed to be a bad thing?" You couldn't really understand where she was going with this. How could a non-deterministic future be a bad thing?

"I never said that it was bad." She shook her head. "In fact, it's actually a wondrous occurrence that shouldn't have been possible! But... it could bring about problems... for both your newly created history and the original history that I watch over. There are certain... groups and beings that will attempt to exploit your newly created history for themselves and attempt to direct the flow of time and events to end up helping them."

"So you're saying it's only bad because there are people who might come after me? I don't see how that's a problem, personally."

"You don't, huh?" Suddenly, another voice cut into the conversation, the boy's voice from earlier? He appeared from behind an odd looking contraption, on his back was a blade, but his Power Level was disappointingly low, while you couldn't sense the girl's power at all, the man's power level was a measly five. "Let me show you how bad things can get. That scouter on the side of your head works, right?"

"It does, of course. I wouldn't be wearing it otherwise." It was odd to be questioned on the state of your equipment, but you felt no need to obscure the information.
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"Good." Power began to swirl around the man, and his strength began to surge to an unbelievable level. "A million... ten million... twenty million... sixty million... error?!" You couldn't believe how powerful that the man was, he was clearly around your age or only a few years older, but with his level of power, it was clear that even defeating Lavos would be practically child's play to him. He then dropped his power back down to five."What you just witnessed was me using a very small amount of my full power, the enemies that I face are far more powerful than just that much."

"That's quite enough, Trunks. We're not trying to intimidate Rettace, you know." She unexpectedly scolded her underling. "Besides, so long as we keep things under wraps, the only way for anybody to reach into this branching history will be through breaking into the Time Vault itself!" More words that you didn't really understand, but... you were probably not expected to understand.

"Uh... right, sorry, Supreme Kai of Time." The man tried to look innocent, his previous cold battle-hardened personality melted away under the glare of the goddess who he had clearly just managed to annoy.

The rest of your allies were back on their feet now, and were mostly staring around with looks of wonder and amazement on their faces, with an exception of Magus, Schala and Lucca. Magus was simply staring at his sister still, stunned into silence by your final victory against Lavos and the rescue of Schala from the monster. Schala for her part was eyeing the Supreme Kai of Time suspiciously, and Lucca... Lucca was inspecting the odd machine that Trunks had stepped out from behind of.

"Interesting... very interesting... is this a time machine? It has some design similarities to the Epoch, but... there are clear differences too, not to mention the fuel requirement... this isn't like Epoch though... Epoch changed the future by changing the past, but this machine... it would simply create a new divergence in the past that splits into two futures..." It was amazing that she was able to figure out that much from just a quick examination of the machine's exterior as well as the interior.

"H-hey!" Trunks suddenly stopped focusing on you entirely and stood protectively in between Lucca and the Time Machine. "You're... definitely not supposed to be able to examine a time machine like that!" Trunks was protesting pretty

"Maybe if you actually didn't leave it just lying around, you wouldn't run into problems like this, huh, Trunks?" The Supreme Kai scolded the man again, and he just winced.

"And why not?" Lucca responded to Trunks. "It's hardly the most advanced time travel device I've laid my eyes upon, in fact, I'd even go so far as to say that it has a few fundamental flaws in it."

"Fu-Fundamental flaws?! Like what?!"
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"Well, for one, the aforementioned fuel requirement is going to be a nightmare to deal with, especially when it appears advanced enough that only a sufficiently advanced time period will have the resources available to create more of it... that brings me onto my second problem with it, the time travel aspect requires fuel to function, so there's a limit to how far it can travel in either direction of time. The final problem I have with it... is that it's a flawed time travel device, the reason that it requires fuel in the first place..." Lucca adjusted her glasses and laughed like a madwoman. "It's because it needs to act as a catalyst for the creation of an entirely new timeline!" She then coughed. "Of course, that's not to say that it's not impressive by itself, by creating a brand new timeline rather than altering the future through the past, it's in many ways far more impressive than simple time machine. Not to mention that it seems to also be capable of traveling in between divergent timelines too! It can actually visit a past that didn't occur in its own timeline!" Lucca actually seemed to have some praise for the machine, even if she believed it to be something of a failure in terms of actually classing as a Time Machine.

"She's... not wrong." Supreme Kai of Time looked pretty shocked at Lucca's effortless examination of the time machine. "But getting back on topic for now, I need to understand what actually happened before I can make any real decisions about what needs to be done. A lot of what happened on that world... it was shrouded to me, so... Rettace, as my officially appointed Time Sheriff, would you like to give an account?" Wait... she was still going to use that title for you?

>>What will Rettace do?
>Give a completely truthful account.
>Tell a mostly truthful account, but leave some details out (Like what?)
>Ask the Supreme Kai of Time a question instead. (What?)
>Refuse to give an account of what happened.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5060241
>Give a completely truthful account.
I don't think we punched nearly enough dinosaurs.
Also based Lucca inadvertantly shitting on Trunks.
We'll need her to upgrade the scouter again, not a great sign if it errors after 60 million.
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>>5060241
>Give a completely truthful account.
Literally no reason to lie
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>>5060241
>Give a completely truthful account.
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>>5060241
>>Give a completely truthful account.
Not much reason to lie. Also, Based Trunks. I'm reading it in his voice.
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>>5060241
>Completely truthful
>So I'll just give the little bird to you, and you can deal with the people who come after it. Thanks for the help little buddy

this is a complete none issue, send us back home and lets fuck off.
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>>5060317
Somehow I get the feeling our pet bird isn't going to want leave us.
Also the Time-Space Sword gives us all we need to delete any niggerfaggot Timebreakers that try fucking with us.
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>>5060317
>he wants to ditch the little time bird that resurrected us and gave us our fuck-you-timeniggers blade
weak
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>>5060317
Too late fucker, we TIME SHERIFF now. We ain't getting rid of Deputy Time Birb for anything.
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Can we take Lucca with us?
I think she might be the smartest person in the multiverse.
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So basically we new timeline now? Explains why Raditz managed to not be kill.
Poor Future Bulma getting so much shade thrown at.
>>5060360
I'd prefer not that we can avoid cast bloat.
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>>5060374
But Anon, there's literally a giant hub city now filled with cast bloat, assuming this is going where I think this is going.

That being said, it's also a hub area, meaning we won't necessarily see what other cast members are doing 24/7 if it does go this route.
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>>5060384
Maybe I am interpreting things differently from you but so far I didn't have the impression that we're staying here permanently nor that we're gonna do Time Patrolling™ as a dayjob either.
Doesn't seem like a thing Rettace would want to do. He mostly seems to want to go back to Planet Vegeta already and see what the fuck happened to Saiyans for some closure.
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>>5060385
Maybe, but also generally it's not the SKoT's MO to let people who fucked with time, accidentally or purposefully, just go back to their timelines. That's kinda why Trunks is stuck here.
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>>5060326
>>5060333
I don't want to deal with this time Kami shit and if they're so set on their foes being a bazillion bazillion levels or so strong then so be it, you take care of the big bird Kami bitches.

It's a nice pet and all, but let the professionals deal with it while we go back to Planet Vageta and deal with stuff. Our promise to Kami is fulfilled
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>>5060575
The bird hatched as a direct result of Rettace's actions. It's Rettacce's responsibility.
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>>5060598
And someone who's actually responsible would know when he's over his head and leave things to someone who actually knows how to take care of the issue.
We simply do not have the means, resources, knowledge or power to take care of the bird.
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You decide that it would be best if you were completely truthful to the girl, after all, she'd given you no reason not to trust her, and it's not like you did anything wrong. "Alright, so it started when I was asked to solve a problem that was facing this planet with my squad..."

"...and that about sums it up." You went through all the details with what happened to you and your squad on planet Temperus, from being stranded in the distant past to battling Lavos at the end of your journey.

"Hmm... I was expecting a story, but... not anything like that." The Supreme Kai of Time had remained quiet throughout the entirety of your tale, and only now commented on it. She was obviously quite impressed, which... well you weren't sure how you thought about impressing an actual goddess.

"There's one thing that I don't understand though." Trunks crossed his arms. "You're a Saiyan, and so are a few of your allies..." He looked at you, then at Khive and Parzlee, then finally at Euca and Sycam.

"Trunks, now isn't the time to talk about that." The Supreme Kai of Time stopped her subordinate from speaking any further. "Rettace needs to discover that for himself." It was a little bit annoying, being kept out of the loop on something like this, but you didn't really know if you could bring yourself to get angry about it. Finding out something before you're meant to find out about it could be... bad.

"Right, sorry." Trunks immediately shut up. "Still, it is strange..." Looks like he wasn't going to go any further than saying something about you and your Saiyan allies was strange. It was almost certainly better to not pry into the situation.

"So... where do we go from here, anyway?"

"Well, for starters, I'm going to need to get you up to speed on the Time Bird that you inadvertently hatched." The Supreme Kai of Time looked at the bird happily hopping around. "As I said before, it should be impossible for there to be more than one of them without them being inferior knock-off versions... but what you hatched... isn't. As the Supreme Kai of Time, it's my job to watch over time and make sure that it flows properly. So let me explain... there are... three layers of time."

"Three layers?" Trunks himself sounded confused at this, so whatever Supreme Kai of Time was about to reveal, it was clearly not something that she told just about anybody.
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"That's right. The third and lowest layer that the majority of the Time Patrol operate on is the layer of time that is easiest to change. The timeline layer, on this layer, just about anybody with a Time Machine or the ability to travel in time could create a divergent timeline by changing the past, creating a split in time." That... made sense, but it didn't really appear to apply to you and your allies while you were battling against Lavos, though it might just have been a different form of Time Travel. "That's not to say that every form of Time Travel splits the timeline like this one, sometimes others might attempt to use another mode of Time Travel that allows for the changing of the future through the alteration of the past... either way, it's the duty of the Time Patrol to stop both of these from happening." The Supreme Kai of Time explained things.

"Right, I'm... following so far."

"Good, then the level above that is the level that only high ranking Time Patrollers like Trunks here have the authorization to deal with. You could call this level like... a collection of timelines, while there are 5 timelines... as a result of somebody's meddling." Trunks looked pretty ashamed as the Supreme Kai of Time gave him the side-eyes. "There are a great deal more collections of timelines. It used to be that these collections and the timelines that make them up were indistinguishable from one another, but with the formation of new timelines, I needed a new classification for them. It's impossible for any of the Gods aside from myself to travel to another collection... and that brings us to the last and highest level. A History." She paused for impact. "A history contains all the levels below it, and can contain a potentially infinite number of collections of timelines... there should only be a single History, which is why the existence of...

"Ka-Kacheep!" The bird had hopped back into your hair mid-way through the Supreme Kai of Time's explanation, and seemed to understand that it was being talked about.

"Which is why the existence of a brand new Bird of Time is so... worrying." You could see why she might be a little bit worried about things with that much in mind. "The divergence point from your History and the existing one... it was actually the retroactive cause of your survival."

"What... are you talking about?"
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"Well, thanks to the divergence from how our History went occurring in a void of time that spanned for millions of years, that could mean a countless number of changes have already happened! I checked... about you, you know. In my History, you... you and your entire squad don't make it through that meteorite storm. Instead of crashing on land, you and your squad crash-landed in the ocean, and..." Being told an account of how your death occurred in another history was... odd. "This should also mean that your defeat of Lavos was impossible considering it was only through Lavos' defeat that you survived in the first place, but... as I said before, your history had already diverged over seventy five million years ago."

"My... head hurts." You rubbed your temples, this was some pretty high-concept stuff.

"Yeah, mine too." Trunks was scratching his head, you were glad that you weren't the only one who was confused by all this.

"But... if we were supposed to die and it was only thanks to what we did in the future that we didn't..." Parzlee joined in on the conversation now, before she turned on her heel. "Nope, sorry, I'm not even going to try to join in on this conversation. I'm with Rettace."

"I believe that what the Supreme Kai of Time is trying to say is that you are what could be called Living Paradoxes, your existence was confirmed thanks to itself." Lucca adjusted her glasses as she took a step forwards. "In a way, you all unwittingly defeated fate by going after Lavos, and the chain of events that occurred thanks to you going after Lavos ended up preventing your deaths in the past through changing the past through your actions in the future!" Lucca wasn't making it that much easier to understand, but you felt like you got what they were trying to say now.

"Really, something like this never should've been able to happen in the first place, but now that it has, I can't exactly do anything about it." Supreme Kai of Time smiled. "Besides, whatever I might want isn't really relevant anyway. Because the being with the decision here is..."

"Ka-Ka-Kacheep!" Triumphantly standing on your shoulder now, the time bird tweeted proudly. Could it really be that important a being, that even the Goddess of Time would not protest whatever it chooses? Well... seeing as it had created your history simply through existing, it's not like it could possibly choose anything other than... well, continuing to exist.

"I think that you should probably give him a name, by the way. Time Birds like Toki-Toki really need names." She smiled.

"Right, and while you're thinking of that, why don't these two young whippersnapper Kaioshin tell me what on Earth they were doing on Temperus!" An old violet-skinned man suddenly appeared from the building, walking slowly towards Schala and Magus.
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"K-Kaioshin?!" The Supreme Kai of Time sounded confused.

"That's right, Chronoa, couldn't you feel it? Their Ki... and the transformation that the caped one has undergone! There's no doubt about it! Those two must be Kaioshin!"

"Th-there must be a mistake here! I'm a human, and so is Janus!" Schala protested against the old man's accusation, but he simply tutted and shook his head.

"Don't play coy with me, I've lived far too long to be tricked by some young upstart Kaioshin trying to pull the wool over my eyes!"

"I don't even really know what a Kaioshin is!" The girl continued her protest, and Magus was already reaching for his weapon.

"Stop. I think I can provide some... help here." Robo suddenly stepped in. "I have been fitted with state-of-the-art scanning software courtesy of both my creators as well as... Lucca. It may be the case that Miss Schala and Mr... Magus were... modified with Kaioshin DNA in some way."

"That... would make some sense, Lavos was the being responsible for the seeding of the DNA of that planet after it was sealed there, that's why Crono and everyone else are human!" The Supreme Kai of Time seemed to realize something. "Go ahead then, Robo. Scan me, and then scan Schala and Magus!"

"Affirmative. Commencing Scan." A few seconds passed. "Kaioshin DNA recorded and analyzed..." Robo then turned to Magus and Schala and did the same. "Scan completed. DNA Similarities recorded... Magus... 34 percent Kaioshin DNA. Schala... 53 percent Kaioshin DNA." A moment passed. "It would appear as if my theory was correct. Somehow, Magus and Miss Schala were both modified to have the same DNA as Kaioshin, likely by Lavos' scheming." So Schala and Magus were secretly part god? Or in Schala's case, she was over half God! That certainly explained just why she was so powerful when it came to what her magic could do!

"It does make sense, if Lavos was trying to return to the peak of its power, then it would likely use its abilities to create something like that..." The Supreme Kai of Time frowned. "It was just lucky that you all managed to stop Lavos when you did though, for as powerful as Trunks and the rest of the Time Patrol can be, the full power of Lavos would be something that would require the Gods of Destruction themselves to intervene... though with how things turned out, your history required things to work out exactly like this anyway..."

"So what are we going to do now?"

"Well... first you're going to need to give the Time Bird a name, it's clearly very attached to you, and... you were the one to hatch it... but if I myself had to suggest a name for it, I'd go for... Kachi-Kachi."

>>What will Rettace decide?
>Go with Kachi-Kachi.
>Come up with another name.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5060607
>>Go with Kachi-Kachi.
Honestly, this works.
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>>5060607
>>Go with Kachi-Kachi.
Might as well.
So Zeal people were Lavos Kaioshin half-breed eugenics project? Wonder how much Kaishin Queen Zeal and Dalton had.
Imagine if Zamasu had ever met Dalton.
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>>5060607
>Go with Kachi-Kachi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtiqvsutWf0
KA KA KA KA KACHI DAZE

You know, with this DNA shit in mind, if Schala and Rettace have a kid together, it would be 1/4 Kaioshin and Human and fifty percent Saiyan! They'd pretty much be the Ichigo of Dragon Ball.
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>>5060607
>>Go with Kachi-Kachi.
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>>5060607
>Go with Kachi-Kachi.
>>5060620
>You know, with this DNA shit in mind, if Schala and Rettace have a kid together, it would be 1/4 Kaioshin and Human and fifty percent Saiyan! They'd pretty much be the Ichigo of Dragon Ball.
Oh god, they'd be some shitty OC that can naturally go SS God or some shit, with the same Human potential Bullshit as Gohan, with the addition of Fucking Magic. Not to mention Schala could make Tabs to mix with her breast milk to feed the kid in bottles, meaning they'd be assured to be fucking OBSCENE when they grow older.
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"I think... I think I'll go with your suggestion, Supreme Kai of Time. I'll name him... Kachi-Kachi." You smiled at the bird as it hopped back into your hair. "But... won't it cause a problem if I just... take him with me? Wouldn't it be wiser to keep him in this place? It's obviously much safer for him."

"I'm afraid... that probably isn't the best idea. This place is not of your history, so having Kachi-Kachi stay here for an extended period of time... would end poorly. Unfortunately, there's... no established Time Patrol or Time Nest in your History right now either."

"Meaning...?" You really didn't get all of this.

"It means that we're going to be expected to look after our own History without being able to rely on her to keep things right." Schala concluded. The girl who you now knew was more god than mortal seemed to be the best person for making such a conclusion.

"Well, I wouldn't say it like that, and if I can, I'll always try to send help to you if you need it... but what you're going to need to do... is keep Kachi-Kachi safe in your own History. It doesn't matter how, but you need to keep Kachi-Kachi safe until he reaches adulthood in a few years. After that, he'll be able to create a new Time Nest in your own History, which will both stabilize your History completely, as well as make it possible for our two Histories to interact with each other."

"But... aren't they interacting now?" You didn't get it, so you asked for a little more clarification.

"It's only because of the presence of Kachi-Kachi with you that any of you are able to exist here at all. Without his presence, you'd have all been flung back to your own History already. Without a Time Nest and Time Vault though, it's impossible for you to leave your own History without Kachi-Kachi... and it's not possible for Kachi-Kachi to leave his own History for long without causing it to crumble apart either. That's why it's so important that Kachi-Kachi returns with you... otherwise your history will lose the only keystone that keeps it in place and fade into the Darkness Beyond Time."

"Then... how long do we have before History starts... crumbling apart on our side?" Having the universe fall apart simply because Kachi-Kachi wasn't present in your own History was dreadful.

"A few hours. It's about as long as you can expect reality could last without its History being reinforced by the existence of a Time Vault, the existence of a Supreme Kai of Time like myself, or the existence of Kachi-Kachi himself within it. It's almost about as long as you and your allies can expect to last in this History... at least right now... that does bring up another problem though."

"What's that?"
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"Well, in your History, I'm... It's not that I never existed, because... I likely did. But I'm probably already dead in your History, as the station of Supreme Kai of Time never existed due to the belated existence of your own Time Bird." The Supreme Kai of Time revealed something quite startling, and you couldn't help but question it.

"Huh?"

"I'm over seventy five million years old, Rettace... it's only because of my station as the Supreme Kai of Time that I've lived this long. It's normal for a Kaioshin to live for a few million years before naturally expiring... but because of my duties, I will never age naturally." She sighed. "But because of this, I know that the Chronoa of your History likely died millions of years ago." She sounded somewhat upset at the thought of her counterpart being dead.

"That's... terrible!" Marle had been listening in on the conversation and couldn't help but make comment on the Supreme Kai of Time's revelation that she was dead in your History.

"It's not that bad. It's not like I was killed or anything in those worlds." She shook her head. "I envy her in some ways... but we shouldn't think about that too much... what matters is... finding a suitable replacement to act as your own Supreme Kai of Time." She looked you in the eyes before shrugging. "You can't act as the Supreme Kai of Time without being a Kaioshin though... but somehow, I think you'll figure something out." She gave you a cheeky smirk before she turned to look at Chrono and the rest of your group as a whole. "I don't think I've thanked you nearly enough for the service that you've done our history, as well as your own. Your defeat of Lavos did end up echoing through both our Histories, so the threat of the Time Devourer should never be able to return." Well, that was some good news for both of your histories.

"Ayla confused..." Ayla clearly didn't really get it either, as was to be expected from her, she was from a period of time in which civilization had yet to properly form, so it was honestly a wonder that she could speak at all.

"Join the club, Ayla." Euca crossed her arms, tapping her foot impatiently. "Can we go back home yet?" Your half-Saiyan ally was clearly getting impatient.

"Euca, shut up and be respectful, that woman's a goddess!" Sycam tried to get his sister to be a little bit more patient. "Besides, did you see how strong that the man with her was? You should be a little more careful around people like this!"

"Hmmph." She just crossed her arms and looked away, her frustration not dissipating in the slightest.
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The Supreme Kai of Time however didn't appear to be at all offended "Right, I've kept you all for a while now, and honestly probably longer than is safe for your History to be without any keystones keeping it in place. If you're ready, I'm going to send all of you back to the present era of your own History... which... lines up to around... to what you might know as the Year 1000?" Good news that the Present of Crono, Lucca and Marle ended up being the present of History. "Oh... hmm... Rettace... you... might not like this, but... thanks to your entry to the planet... you've... sort of..."

"...I've sort of what?"

"Well, you're used to being displaced in time a little bit, so... I'm sure it won't matter that much. Are you ready?" The girl suddenly changed the subject and asked if you were all ready to return home from the Time Nest.

>>What will Rettace say?
>"I guess we're ready."
>"No, tell me what you meant."
>"Can you give me a way to contact you in case we need help?"
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5060826
>>"I guess we're ready."
Surprises are fun!
>>"Can you give me a way to contact you in case we need help?"
An emergency button wouldn't hurt to have. A VERY VERY EMERGENCY one though.

Could I ask for a ms paint drawing of how the History-Collections-Timeline works? I feel like I got it but also like I didn't got it. Maybe I'm just dumb.
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>>5060826
>"Hold on a second. If the future in our new History isn't set and the year 1000 is the current present, what happened to the time we came from? Or where Robo was from? IIRC my party arrived around 2500 or so. Are we all paradoxes and the world we knew was wiped clean from existence itself?"
I would be somewhat salty if we're unable to travel back to the future we came from.
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>>5060826
>>"I guess we're ready."
Alright, find a kaioshin with experience in time. Can't think of anyone.
>>5060838
Think of it like this, a History is a tree and it's branches are timelines.
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>>5060826
>If we're made a deity, I'm gonna be pissed.
>I guess we're ready
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>>5060826
>>"I guess we're ready."
>>"Can you give me a way to contact you in case we need help?"
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>>5060838
Sure, here you go.

>>5060843
The time that you came from WAS around about the year 1000, but because you drove straight through the time lock, you witnessed oddities. Like being attacked by Lavos as he arrived despite the planet having been ravaged by his departure already and then ending up in the distant past.I believe it was already mentioned that Robo had become a paradoxical existence due to being in the End of Time when the era of his creation was unmade, so nobody is at risk of getting Back to the Future'd out of nowhere.
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>>5060853
Thank you very much.
>The time that you came from WAS around about the year 1000
Where does the DB Timeline end up here?
We already met Saiyan Saga Goku but that was because Lavos Core fight time fuckery. And before it was mentioned it was Interstellar Date 750 and I was assuming that that 750 was the CT World 2300 since when we arrived the planet was already ruined.
Time travel is so dumb. It truly is better to simply not think.
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>>5060860
Because of the time-lock that had been put on the planet, Rettace and everyone else only saw the destroyed ruins of the planet that happened in the future but at the same time the arriving Lavos attacked the ship in the past, the ACTUAL time period now that the time of the planet is free to flow again by taking into account the flow of time outside of the Time-Lock would bring Age 750 to around year 1000 on the planet. Of course, because of the changes to time, things might now be a little bit different.
Causality got messed up for a bit when you approached the planet and entered the timelock.
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>>5060860
>before it was mentioned it was Interstellar Date 750 and I was assuming that that 750 was the CT World 2300 since when we arrived the planet was already ruined.
I think we're getting a bone thrown to us where our arrival time to the planet is the same as the time we're going back to.
Regardless I think it's worth clarifying in-character before we leave.
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So we need a Kaioshin with time experience... And Schala is half Kaioshin.


...SKOT Schala when?
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>>5060877
Well, Schala and Magus need something to do from now on. And a place to belong, too. It's not like they have a home to return to anyway.
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And I just remembered our poor pilot. RIP that dude.
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>>5060877
Gaspar might also fill the bill. HE made Kachi-Kachi, technically
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>>5060909
Speaking of the Gurus, I wonder what will have happened to Belthasar now that there's no Future for him to pop up into.
Hopefully he popped up into non-existence for the crime of creating Chrono Cross.
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>>5060919
The future should be back into existence since we perma-deleted Lavos, who already existed in non-existence but not anymore. This is some Homestuck shit.
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>>5060826
Support >>5060838

>>5060877
It's only a matter of time.

>>5060922
But that future was Lavos destroying the planet, which doen't happen anymore.
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>>5061009
Yeah but it still exists, it's just not bleak anymore
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>>5061015
Time travel is so confusing. We should never do that again.
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>>5061023
One of the reasons why ime travel worked so well on Chrono Trigger was that it was "Traveling through time is COOL and you're COOL for traveling through time to save the world because IT'S COOL". The very definition of "Don't think too much about it" and "It just works".
And then on the opposite side you have Cross hitting you on the head with the subtlety of a sledgehammer that time travel is bad and you are a fucking horrible person for messing around with time travel.
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>>5060826
>"I guess we're ready."
>"Can you give me a way to contact you in case we need help?"
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>>5061030
Everything I've seen about Cross is terrible. What the fuck were they thinking?
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>>5061076
Like, at the start I'm sure it was a fairly reasonable expansion of Radical Dreamers. But then, every single design decision was just horrible as fuck.
The worst still being:
>We were going to put Magus in, but we wanted 50 characters and didn't think his story would be fairly represented amongst them. We also didn't want people to just play Serge, Kid and Magus."
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>>5061173
>Toriyama artwork? Nah, we can do better
>This is Schala's clone who looks, acts and talks nothing like her
>The MC is a literal who with no connection to the previous game and also the most important person ever
>The game is about dimension hopping, not time traveling
>Amnesiac Magus is too good of a character, we'll just write him off so you have a reason to take one of the other dozens of forgettable companions
There were a lot of baffling decisions here. If it weren't made by the same guy, I'd be sure the game started development as a completely unrelated story and was forced to be tied to Trigger by the higher-ups just so they could market it as a sequel. But I think the worst was
>Remember the characters you loved from the first game? The endgame party that killed Lavos? Yeah, they all died off-screen in-between games to one silly villain or another. You didn't really expect them to be important in the sequel, did you?
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>>5061076
Masato Kato is an egocentric cunt who thought himself better than Toriyama and Horii. That's about it.
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>>5061173
>>5061211
>>5061239
Huh, thanks, guys. I played Trigger and was considering playing Cross but it seems I’m better off pretending it doesn’t exist.
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>>5061211
>>The MC is a literal who with no connection to the previous game and also the most important person ever
This one is technically incorrect, even though he barely resembles himself, Serge is a carryover from Radical Dreamers.
Speaking of
>>This is Schala's clone who looks, acts and talks nothing like her
Kid worked better when she was literally Schala reincarnated.
God, Radical Dreamers was such a better sequel.

>>5061245
Cross is a fun game as long as you completely disassociate it from Trigger entirely and pretend it's an unrelated RPG franchise.
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"Yeah, I think we're all about ready to go home." The words held a double meaning to you, of course. After this mission was complete, you'd finally be able to return to your home planet after many years of absence, and it would of course be a triumphant return. With your current power level being so much greater than any Saiyan that existed in your time now, there's no doubt about the fact that you'd be able to easily claim the right to lead the Saiyans if that was what you decided you wanted to do. "Thanks for the explanation and offer to help, Supreme Kai of Time." You thanked the goddess sincerely, her explanation made what you needed to do far more clear for the future, and while you still didn't think you could properly grasp the true vastness of the fact that your actions were responsible for the creation of a new History, you felt like you knew most of what you had to do going forwards.

"You don't need to thank me, I'm looking forward to working with your History in the future!" She smiled and gave a peace sign as you considered just how strange her sentence would've sounded to somebody if it was out of context.

"I'm sure our two Histories will work well together when the time comes." You responded to the girl with a thumbs up, before you turned to address your group. "Everyone ready? It's finally over." It was a relieving thing to be able to say, though it really only related to the threat of Lavos. Now, thanks to what had happened, just about anything could end up happening. No, it had really only just begun, but... no matter what sort of threat came about in the future to threaten you, your friends, and your History... you'd be ready for them. You'd all be ready for them.

"Sure are, boss." Parzlee gave a thumbs up just as the Supreme Kai of Time opened a purple portal that apparently would lead you all back to the Year 1000... you were a little bit worried about what happened to your pilot and the ship that you arrived onto the planet with, but... it wasn't a crippling issue no matter what happened. You were pretty sure that Robo and Lucca working together would be able to make a functioning space vessel in any case. The girl had shown herself to be a scientific genius among geniuses... you highly doubted that she'd struggle making something like a spacecraft, especially not now that with her level of power, she could accomplish incredible feats of strength.

"Then let's get going!" You headed towards the portal, before you turned back to look at the Supreme Kai of Time one last time. "You know, seeing as you offered your help... I only feel like it's right that I do the same too, if your History ever needs help from us, you shouldn't hesitate to ask... but that does bring one problem up... how exactly would we contact one another?" Stopping just before you left once and for all, you did need to ask the question, it was pretty vital after all.
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"Hmmm..." The Supreme Kai of Time seemed to be lost in thought for a moment, before she suddenly came to a realization. "Toki-Toki?" She addressed the bird that was now sitting on top of her head. "Do you mind if I take a feather?" The owl-like bird made a noise of cautious approval before the Supreme Kai of Time plucked a single one of the feather's of the bird and held it out to you. "Take this and keep it somewhere safe, that feather will provide you with a link to this History, and you'll be able to contact me through it." You took the feather and nodded.

"Alright, then... this is farewell for now." With that last goodbye said, you finally walked through the portal that had been opened up, and you traveled between Histories once again. Soon enough though, you found yourself standing in the middle of a field... you recognized it somewhat.

"Crono! We... we did it!" Marle was the first to react to being back. "We're back home! We beat Lavos! We saved the future!" She was ecstatic as she hugged the red haired boy, who was slow to respond as he hugged her back in kind.

"Yeah, we managed to pull through in the end." Crono said, quietly. He really wasn't talkative at all, even in such a celebratory environment like this. Though it was clear that he was happy too, even if he wasn't showing it all that much.

"Whew... am I glad to be away from those gods. I was half expecting that one of them would call me out at any time, but... I guess trying to remain low profile really worked out there." Flea was next to talk, the demon was clearly happy that he had managed not to be noticed by the gods, but honestly, a part of you thought that they simply didn't care about Flea. It's not like with his level of strength he could have posed any sort of threat to them, especially to Trunks... he was more than powerful enough to have defeated Lavos just by powering up a little, and you didn't even know where the limits of his power were! "But... Magus... and your Sister... you're both part Kaioshin too?"

"It was a surprise to me as well, Flea." Magus crossed his arms and tutted. "Lavos and Zeal's machinations and ambition were no doubt what lead to this. I wouldn't have been surprised if the same was true of my mother as well. Zeal had existed long before she was Queen." Magus sounded annoyed at the revelation that he was part god.

"It's not that bad, is it, Janus?" Schala placed a hand on her brother's arm. "It all worked out in the end for everyone, didn't it?" She smiled at Magus, and despite himself, he couldn't help but crack a small smile before he looked away, still trying to keep up the appearance of the stoic once-demon lord for some reason. "It was a surprise to me as well... but I'm not going to let the knowledge change how I feel about myself."
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"Thoust reunion with thou sister is heartwarming, Magus, but... I no longer have need for the form you forced upon me whilst acting as the Dread Demon Lord." Frog ribbeted as he spoke, glaring at Magus. "I have come to terms with the death of Cyrus, but this doth not mean I have forgiven you for this form."

"That form? Fine, I can reverse that." Magus shrugged as he waved a hand almost carelessly. "Toad." He spoke a single word spell, and just like that, Frog lost his form as a frog, and changed considerably. Where there was once a short frog-man now stood a tall proud knight with green hair. Glenn, if you remember correctly.

"It was... that simple for you to reverse the spell?" His tone was one of complete disbelief, he had clearly been expecting the process to be far more difficult.

"It wasn't difficult for me to cast it, so why would it be difficult to reverse it?" Magus shrugged, he genuinely appeared bewildered at Frog's... no, at Glenn's confusion at the ease of which he transformed him back into a human.

"..." Glenn looked bewildered at the thought that he really could've just gone back to being a human at any time.

"Dread Demon Lord...? Turning people into frogs...? Janus... care to explain?" Schala looked at Magus with disappointment in her eyes after hearing just what her younger... or well technically now older brother, had been getting up to in her absence.

"Uh... I just remembered that I needed to go make sure that uh..." Magus' eyes darted about. "Right! I need to go check on Alfador!" Magus sounded like he was trying to come up with an excuse on the spot, and his personality as some sort of stoic mysterious figure disappeared almost entirely.

"Alfador...? Did he really take his pet cat back with him from Zeal?" Schala sighed as Magus ran away from her. You couldn't help but smile at the idea of Magus spending so long trying to figure out a way to save Schala, and then the first thing he did now that she was safe was run away from her.

Sensing a lull in the conversation, Lucca stepped forwards. "We're going to need to send Ayla and... Glenn back to their own time periods now... or at least soon. With things as they are now, the time portals are sealing up... though if worst comes to worst, we could always just use the Epoch..."

"Do they have to go back now?" Marle asked. "The millennium fair is tonight! I think everyone could do with a celebration, you know?"

"We should have until tomorrow before the Time Portals seal up... so it should be fine for everyone to stay around... what about you, Robo, what are you going to do now?" Considering all that had happened, the one member of the group who actually came from a future that couldn't possibly exist was now forced to choose what he wanted to do.

"There is... no future for me to return to, so I will stay with you, Miss Lucca." Robo didn't take long making his decision.
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"Didn't I already tell you that just Lucca was fine?" Lucca smiled at Robo. "I figured you'd choose to do something like that though. Would you like to be called Prometheus from now on though? Robo... it's not exactly much of a name." It wasn't exactly very original, you'd say that much.

"Maybe not, but it is the name my friends gave me, so it is the name I will use." Robo nodded, it was a decision made not out of logic, but out of emotion, you hadn't spoken with Robo all too much, but he was clearly much more than just a machine.

"Guess that's that then. Say... Rettace, are you gonna come to the fair too? I'd be a liar if I said that you and the rest of the... it was Saiyans, right? I'd be lying if I said that you Saiyans weren't all instrumental to the defeat of Lavos and the saving of our world." Lucca extended the invitation to come to the celebration to you and your allies too.

>What will Rettace say?
>"Sure, sounds like fun."
>"Sorry, parties aren't really my thing."
>"I'd like to go, but I need to see about getting a ship off this planet."
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5061276
>Parties aren't really my thing
>And causing a famine isn't on our to do list.
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>>5061276
>>"Sure, sounds like fun."
Party time. Food time.
Bonding and SoL time.
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>>5061281
We can search for the pilot or try beating the snot out of eachother to relax.
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>>5061276
>"Sure, sounds like fun."
Time to relax and celebrate!
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>>5061276
>"Sure, sounds like fun."
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>>5061276
>"Sure, sounds like fun."
>”But, I think it’s only fair that ahead of time we impose a reasonable portion-limit on myself and my companions with Saiyan blood. Don’t want a repeat of that last time. I’d we’re still hungry I’m sure we could forage some large beasts later.”
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>>5061276
>"Sorry, parties aren't really my thing."
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>>5061276
>>"Sure, sounds like fun."
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>>5061276
>"Sure, sounds like fun."
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>>5061276
>"Sure, sounds like fun."
captcha d8y0
...surely this isn't going to end up like a date?
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>>5061276
>"Sure, sounds like fun."
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>>5061276
>"Sure, sounds like fun."
So, I say we take Lucca and Robo with us, return Glenn and Ayla to their own era and I guess leave Crono and Marle to get married?
Flea is probably coming with us, and Schala is probably gonna be our SKoT which means Magus goes with her.
We might need a bigger spaceship.
Also I for the life of me cannot remember our pilot's name.
Did he have a name? Does it matter?
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>>5061977
Pilot? The Pilot is us, whoever is in it, typically Lucca, because she's good at that shit, because it's tech.
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>>5061977
Yeah. Crono and Marle are about to get married, hopefully before we leave the planet. Ayla has to return to her and make caveman babies that will eventually establish the Guardia dynasty. Glenn is sworn to his King and Queen. Lucca will jump at the chance to explore the universe and dab on other supposed geniuses. Robo won't be left behind. SKoT Schala is coming with us, for a number of reasons, and so does Magus.

RIP alien pilot dude. You had a cool saucer that's about to become even cooler. I'd say we'll never forget you, but we already have.
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>>5061977
>>5062154
Oh, shit right, the Pilot dude that took us here! He's dead, probably, was probably still in the Future, sucks to be him.
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>>5061977
>Did he have a name? Does it matter?
From way back in the first thread.
>As you approached the ship, you realized that the pilot of the rescue vessel was leaning against the side of the vehicle waiting for you. He was fairly tall and bulky. Most notably was the cyan colored skin and long mane of black hair. You didn't know what sort of alien he was or where he came from, but he really looks like he could probably fit in on Onisthena. "So, you five are the group I'm meant to be transporting then? I'm Tahiin."
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"Sure, sounds like fun, Lucca." You pondered whether it would be a good idea to bring up that your metabolism as Saiyans might prove to be... troublesome. If Saiyans weren't explicitly pacing themselves with their supplies, they tended to eat as much as they possibly could... and a Saiyan could eat a hell of a lot of food. Dozens of times more than a standard portion for them, easily. If you had to venture a guess on why your race did this... it was probably a natural instinct that was gained during a long famine on the original planet of the Saiyans to eat as much as possible to use as energy later... or at least that was a theory you remembered reading about from some Tuffle Scientist's theory on the Saiyans biology. It made sense to you though, it's not like Saiyans really needed to eat a great deal to function... but when a Saiyan got hungry, they were as good as dead weight, their power would drop through the floor and most of the time they'd barely even be able to bring themselves to keep moving.

Deciding against telling Lucca about the appetite of you and your allies, you just smiled instead. It was a celebration for a new Millennium going by this planet's tracking of time, so of course they'd have enough food for Saiyans there! "Well, the proper celebrations are set to start in a few hours, and... I need to go and get ready myself!"

"Get ready? You didn't strike me as the sort to get yourself all dressed up, Lucca."

"Hmmph, rude." The glasses wearing girl huffed, before regaining her confidence and adjusting the center of her glasses. "I'm going to be giving a demonstration of my teleporter of course!"

"Your... teleporter?" The girl had mentioned something like that before, but... it once again hit you how ridiculous her technological accomplishments were. The Tuffles had been attempting to uncover the secrets to something like that for actual decades! Teleportation technology would completely redefine the entire galaxy... no, it would redefine how the entire universe operated! No longer would lengthy space trips be required to move through the vast expanse of space, but instead travel could be done instantly! "But... how does it work? Your teleporter, I mean. Is it instant?"

"Hmm... well, mostly. If you're asking if the person who is teleported will reach the location immediately. They of course will, but... it requires two teleporters for that. One on either side of the location. In a fraction of a moment, the first teleporter opens a small hole in space and converts the person using it into energy which is then sent through to the programmed data-coordinates of another teleporter. The compressed data-energy is then reconfigured into the original form it once had by the second teleporter! Of course... I was planning on making a network to allow for rapid transit throughout the entire planet... but now...! Now I want to make the network span the entire universe!"
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"W-wait a second... hold on, are you asking me to... take you with me?" Thoughts of the teleporter aside, Lucca revealed something pretty unbelievable that didn't have anything to do with her scientific genius!

"Well... you don't have to. I could always make a ship by myself if you didn't agree with it, but... I don't see why we wouldn't all stick together." She smirked. "It's funny, I always thought that alien life existed out there, but... I could never have brought myself to act on information that I had no proof on. What would I do if I went out into the cosmos and there was nothing out there but just... barren rocks?" So, she didn't want to make the leap not because of a fear of what she might've ended up finding... but out of a fear of what she might not end up finding? "Of course, Robo will be coming too."

"I mean... I don't have a problem with it, but... we do still need to find my ship if we want to go into space." Not only would you need to find it, but you'd need to repair it as well... of course, it wasn't even your ship either, it belonged to that... what was his name? Tahiin? Something like that, he hadn't shown up all the time you had been on this planet, so it was probably more likely that he'd managed to go and get himself killed somehow.

"It'll turn up, I'm sure... and if it doesn't I'm sure it wouldn't take me long to build a ship with everyone assisting me! Don't really need power tools if I'm surrounded by people who can lift up hundreds of tons of material and snap bars of metal like twigs, do I?" She shrugged. "Well, with that said... I'm already late! So I need to make sure that everything is in working order before the festivities properly begin! Come on, Robo!" She called for her... would Robo class as her robotic assistant now? Probably.

"Understood, coming, Miss Lucca!" Robo charged after Lucca, you could only assume that Robo was around a similar level of strength to Crono and the rest of his allies, even if neither you nor your Scouter could pick up on the strength of somebody purely using scientific principles to increase their power. Both your Scouter and your ability to sense Ki picked up on just that, the ability to sense the life energy that was inherent to all living things... not machines.

"Well, wasn't that something?" Parzlee walked up to you and stood next to you. "Teleporters huh? I'm sure if you brought something like that to Vegeta, you'd be hailed as a hero, by Tuffles and Saiyans alike!" Parzlee had obviously realized just how powerful that teleportation technology will end up being.
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"Probably." You shrugged. Lucca really was a unique genius, you were fairly certain that she might just be the most intelligent person to exist in the universe! She was at least the most intelligent being to exist in the history of this planet anyway. You truly had started to believe that she was more intelligent than even the brightest of Tuffle scientists... her explanation of her teleporter... when she told you about it, you realized immediately that something like that could instantly work as a weapon. All that it would take is Lucca having a... different outlook, and the ability to instantly convert somebody to energy like that would result in possibly the most dangerous weapon to ever have been created.

"Well, I'm gonna go head over to the festival anyway, I'm already a hero of this time period, so it's not like they won't give me a hero's welcome, is it? You guys coming?" She looked at everyone else.

"Of course, sis." Khive quickly followed in her sister's footsteps.

"Sure, it's been way too long since I've last been at a festival... let's see how this planet's festivals compare to the ones on Onisthena, shall we?" Euca happily started to jog after the others, and Sycam quickly followed after his sister with a worried expression.

"Crono... don't you want to go say something to your mom?" Marle smiled at Crono. "She's probably worried about you, you know? It's been a while since she last saw you... right?" Marle asked the red haired boy a question, and Crono quickly nodded.

"I'll see you later then, Marle. At the... fair?" Crono looked away slightly in embarrassment.

"Of course!" Marle smiled at Crono, but there was a certain deviousness to her smile, you weren't going to say anything about it though. She had something planned... nothing malicious though.

"I may as well attend the Millennium Fair too." Glenn shrugged. "It's not often one gets to visit a once in a thousand year festival... especially not when you live four hundred years before it." He chuckled a bit, and you noticed that his somewhat archaic form of speaking had disappeared. Was it a result of his transformation back into human form?

"Ayla go too!" The blonde haired cavewoman seemed happy about the development and joined everyone else in heading towards the Fair before she turned back to you and Schala, the only two people remaining standing there. "Rettace... Schala? You come too!"

>>What will Rettace say?"
>"Gimme a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala."
>"Sure, coming, Schala?"
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5062396
>>"Gimme a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala."
I feel like asking her what she's gonna do from now is the polite thing to do considering she's got not past to return to. And prep-work for her and Magus becoming the future Kais. Maybe.
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>>5062396
>"Gimme a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala."
We have much to talk about.
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>>5062396
>Give us a minute

Gotta see how she's handling.
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>>5062396
>>"Gimme a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala."
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>>5062396
>"Gimme a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala."
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>>5062396
>"Gimme a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala."
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>>5062396
>"Gimme a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala."
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>>5062396
>"Gimme a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala."
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"Give us a minute, Ayla. I need to talk to Schala about something... but don't worry, we'll catch up with everyone else soon."

"OK. Don't take long! Don't miss party!" Ayla smiled before she took off after everyone else, and you sighed deeply. You did need to talk to Schala about a few things, of course, you didn't really know if you were the right person for the job, but... she needed somebody to talk to about the great loss that she just experienced. You'd not really thought all that much about your own losses either.

"So, Schala..." You didn't really know how to start this conversation, but you had to start somewhere. "About... Zeal...." Really, Magus should've been the one comforting her here, but... the girl may well end up becoming your History's Supreme Kai of Time! You didn't really know how the title worked at all, but... if she had the same sort of DNA as the Supreme Kai of Time, then... it had to work that way, right? Magus

"My mother, or the kingdom? I know that both are lost, and nothing I could've done would've stopped it... it's really a miracle that things ended up going as well as they did." She frowned. "I also know that I could return to the ruins of that period and attempt to help rebuild, but... if I did, I'd change the past way too much..." She probably wasn't wrong there. If she returned to her own time period, she'd almost certainly end up being chosen to lead whatever survivors remained after Lavos' destruction of Zeal, and that would lead to a radically different future to the one that you knew of now, and she obviously wasn't so selfish as to do something like that. "But... I can't help but shake the feeling of guilt... what if I had moved to stop my mother sooner? What if I refused to follow her commands...? Would things have happened the same way if I did that?" She sounded crippled by doubt, and you looked her in the eyes.

"Well, if you ask me, so long as the future remains bright... changing the past is a terrible idea." You spoke quietly. "Even if your return to Zeal might ease a great deal of the pain those people are suffering... you've seen the results of what their struggle ended up creating, haven't you? The Kingdom of Guardia and the rest of this world... it might not be a paradise for a select few like the Kingdom of Zeal was, but... it's a place that everyone... can be happy." You couldn't believe what you were saying, but... in a way a lot of this applied to you as well. Would you go back to stop yourself from being frozen for all those years if you could? Even if it undid everything that happened because of it?

"I know... that. I just... it doesn't help me deal with the regret, you know? All those people... dead and lost because of my own cowardice. If I had just..."
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"Stop." You grabbed her arm to try to get her out of her spiraling guilt. "It wasn't your fault, Schala." If this girl was to be the next Supreme Kai of Time, it couldn't be said that she didn't have a lot of empathy. "Schala... in a way, I feel as if I can... relate to your loss. It might not compare to losing everything in such a terrible fashion, but... I was frozen in cryogenic stasis after crashing on another planet for so long that anybody I knew on my own planet would be long dead by now. I... to tell the truth, I don't know what to expect when I return to my home planet." Would they welcome your return as a lost hero... or would they react in fear to your strength? Those Ginyu Force guys... they were meant to be some of the most elite troops around, right? Compared to them now though, you wouldn't even break a sweat defeating them. Hell, you were even pretty sure you could beat them with one hand tied behind your back!

"You... you're right." Schala sighed. "You're going to ask me about my... Kaioshin DNA now, aren't you? I'm not so unaware that I can't figure out what you're up to, Rettace." She hardened up a little bit now, getting over her guilt and no longer looking like she was going to burst out into tears. "Well, I'm afraid I don't know how it works either... I didn't even know what DNA was until I asked Robo for clarification... Zeal didn't exactly look favorably on pursuits of scientific knowledge... it was very much a kingdom that believed the answer to everything could be found within magic." Yet their own over-reliance on magic in the end proved to be their downfall... their literal downfall, considering that the awakening of Lavos sent the floating kingdom of Zeal crashing to the ground.

"I... was planning on asking if you knew anything about Kachi-Kachi here." The bird hopped out of your hair and onto your outstretched arm as you called his name. "But... if you don't know anything at all, I guess we might be back to square one." It was worth a shot, but even if Schala had a terrifying potential in the use of Time-Space magic that was clearly far greater than your own potential, that didn't mean she had the information on things like Kachi-Kachi here... and you didn't exactly want to bother the Supreme Kai of Time of another History so soon with questions after you had left her.

"It's funny... in a way." Schala sighed. "I never would've thought... that I'd get to see a happy ending like this... for everyone." She gave a small smile. "All those futures that will never be now... those dark and terrible futures that Lavos showed me to try to break me..."

"What... are you talking about?" You couldn't help but ask for some clarification on what she meant.
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"I remember... when Lavos was siphoning my powers, I remember everything. I was... close to losing myself to despair." She sunk to the ground. "Had the Chrono Trigger not destroyed the grasp Lavos had on me when it did, I... may have given in... all those deaths... Guardia burning... Janus losing his memory..." She shook her head, her hardened expression had crumbled quite quickly. "Just seeing everything work out so well... it's something I never could've hoped for... but I'm still wracked with guilt over the idea that I should have done more."

"Schala..." You really really weren't the guy for the job here. You were a Saiyan Mercenary and she was some Half-Goddess Princess. "I... didn't know."

"I hadn't been planning on telling anybody, honestly. But... I guess I just let it slip... it's hard to look somebody in the eye when you've seen them die in front of you while you were helpless to act." The visions and futures she must've had forced upon her by that monster Lavos had not been cleansed with the monster's erasure from time, it seemed. "But... I saw you die too... and you came back... you can see it too, can't you? The consequences of your failure... the visions of the future."

"You can... tell?" It was a surprise that Schala had managed to figure out your future visions with just her observation skills alone.

"We have the same magical alignment, glimpsing the future to change the present, right?" She smiled. "I told you that I wasn't unaware didn't I?" The girl almost laughed, before her eyes became filled with a great sadness, almost as if she were looking at you with pity in her eyes. "You know... I've... seen... something that I don't know if I should tell you about. It's... something that you won't like hearing at all though. I don't know if... it was a vision of the past, the present or of the future, but..."

>>What will Rettace say?
>"But...?"
>"It's probably better if I find out whatever it is naturally, Schala, let's go to the festival."
>Other(Write-In)
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>>5062830
>"It's probably better if I find out whatever it is naturally, Schala, let's go to the festival."
She talking about Planet Vegeta do you think?
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>>5062830
>"But...?"
She saw planet Vegeta's destruction
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>>5062830
>"But...?"
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I think we need to be careful here.
This could be our trigger to full Super Saiyan.
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>>5062846
We'll have to learn eventually. Better here with her.
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>>5062850
Yeah but what if we get overconfident and go after Freeza with a sub 1 million powerlevel because of it?
Being overpowered by Namek level Freeza as a Super Saiyan would be really embarrassing.
We should get Lucca to make us a gravity chamber.
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>>5062852
She doesn't know if it's a vision of the past or the future, planet Vegeta will be our next stop anyway. What changes if we learn when we see it with our own eyes? Knowing now also gives us a reason to train harder.
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>>5062854
I'm a little worried about Freeza, but Rettace doesn't seem like the type to spare him or even let him transform.
He beat the equivalent of Freeza's first form already through Spekkio anyway.

I also think we should get Lucca to make our spaceship for us rather than use our transport saucer.
Should we see if we can salvage some material from the ruins of the Ocean Palace?
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>>5062830
>"It's probably better if I find out whatever it is naturally, Schala, let's go to the festival."
Let’s not cheat, it would cheapen the reveal.
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>>5062864
Our saucer crashed somewhen
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>>5062864
Wait I feel dumb we can just get the Black Omen as our flagship.
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>>5062874
Didn't that crash too?
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>>5062877
The Black Omen is the true form of the Ocean Palace, a massive city sized spaceship built by Zeal to accompany Lavos into space.
It should still be lying in the ocean.
The Blackbird is the ship you're thinking of.
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>>5062830
>"But...?"
This might be our trigger to Super Saiyan? It would cheapen the reveal? Those reasons are metagamey as fuck. We the players would want to know if we didn't already, and so would Rettace.
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>>5062830
>It's better if I find out naturally
Do we really want to live in sadness over hypotheticals like Schala here?

>Now come on, let's enjoy the party!
>Take her hand and cheer her up
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>>5062830
>>"But...?"
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>>5062830
>"But...?"
Schala is burdened enough with those terrible futures she saw Chrono Cross. We should ask her to share this one.
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>>5062830
>"But...?"
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OK then.
1d100 best of 4
DC 95
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>5062965
hmmmmmm
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>5062828
>If this girl was to be the next Supreme Kai of Time, it couldn't be said that she didn't have a lot of empathy.
Kind of a bad thing when you think about it.
>what if I had moved to stop my mother sooner? What if I refused to follow her commands...?
I always wondered this too. Why did Schala kept obeying her obviously evil mother when she was stronger than even her? But well, makes sense when you think about Schala was a beaten-down abuse victim. Zeal had broken her mentally already.

>>5062965
Here we go.
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>5062965
Mystery dice, eh
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Rolled 17 (1d100)

>>5062965
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>5062965
Power and feels?
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"But...?" You couldn't ignore this, you had to know just what it is that Schala had seen. Even if... even if you weren't supposed to find out about it just yet. It... wouldn't be wrong for you to know, would it? After all, by glimpsing the future to change the present for the better... there was nothing wrong with that, was there? If what Schala had seen was some tragedy that you knowing about might be able to stop, then you had to know.

"But..." Schala frowned, clearly not enjoying her current situation. "Your race... they all have tails, right?" You nodded. "They all wear... armor like yours?" You nodded once again. "Spiky black hair... it's a common shared trait?" She asked again, and you nodded as you felt a great fear build up in you. As if whatever she was going to say she saw would change everything you knew. "Then... I saw a planet... in my vision. The people on it... they were all like that. But... my vision was mostly focused on a single moment." A single moment... of what? You wanted to talk, but your suspense prevented you from saying a things, the words catching in your throat as you thought of them. "One man's rebellion against... a great army. He was strong... stronger than anybody around him... he killed dozens of less human looking aliens as he made a beeline towards this large saucer." It sounds like she was talking about some sort of conflict that had befallen your home planet!

"And... what happened next? What happened with this mystery Saiyan?" You finally managed to ask a question, and Schala went quiet for a while before talking again.

"He... broke through every soldier sent to stop him... and he began to call a name... 'Freeza'. It must've been... some sort of last ditch attempt to stop... what happened next... that man... he was desperate. He... he kept speaking about changing the future as he raced towards the saucer, before the ship opened and... 'Freeza' came out of it." Freeza... that name again!

"Freeza... what did he look like?"

"He was... a short white, pink and purple alien with horns... he was wearing armor too." No... could it have been that same figure you had been seeing in your own visions? "But... the Saiyan... he confronted Freeza, he announced that the Saiyans would no longer be Freeza's slaves... and attacked him with an energy ball." The Saiyans... doing this alien's bidding? What had happened in your absence? Why didn't Schala mention any Tuffles in her vision of the planet? What had happened to Planet Plant while you were gone?!

You noticed that Schala was starting to tear up now, simply from recalling the story, and you were startled by her sudden emotion. "Schala... are you alright?" You were worried about both her and where the story was headed.
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She ignored your worry and kept speaking. "Just as the man attacked, he said that it was for all of the people that the Saiyans had killed in Freeza's name... this Saiyan... he wasn't a bad person." She suddenly lost strength in her knees and tumbled to the ground, leading you to support her as she got back on her feet. "But... his attack... it never reached Freeza... Freeza... he counterattacked with a huge ball of energy that he threw towards the Saiyan... and... it... the planet... it..." She choked up and you clenched your jaw.

"That ball of energy..." You could feel your blood boiling already. "That ball of energy destroyed the planet, didn't it?" You had to give it your all to not lose yourself to your anger in front of Schala. Getting mad now would solve nothing and only put Schala in danger... what's more... "You didn't know if this was a vision of the past, present or future, right?" It was a vain hope to have, but... it was all you had to try to reject the possibility of the near-total extinction of every race that called the planet their home.

"No... it could be any... I've had visions of... all three before." Schala admitted.

"Then... there's a chance that we can stop this, right?" The odds were against you though, if the vision had been of the past or of the present, there was nothing you could do to save the Saiyan Race... and hell, even if the vision had been of the future, you had no guarantee that you'd be able to get back before the planet was destroyed anyway. But... despite that, you didn't get angry. You just... collapsed to the floor.

"Rettace? Are you... alright?" Schala was the one helping you to your feet now, the girl realized that the revelation had hit you like a ton of rocks... that despite saving this planet... your own planet had almost certainly been destroyed. You were no fool, to grasp onto the idea that it was just a vision of a potential future would be... far too optimistic. This enigmatic Freeza has been casting his shadow over things for a while now, and you finally realized the reason why. He was the bastard who destroyed your planet!
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"I'm fine." You clenched your fists. You could neither give in to despair or to anger right now. It would solve absolutely nothing, and there was a chance, no matter how slim that it felt, that Schala's vision was of the future and not the past. Getting up from the floor, you looked to the stars and sighed deeply. "I guess we're... more alike than I thought, huh?" Your own losses... losing your entire planet... almost the entirety of your race too, no doubt... it was almost unbearable. You wouldn't lash out though... you'd hold this rage inside you... you'd track down this 'Freeza', and then you'd tear him to pieces. Not only had he enslaved your race in your absence... but he'd also wiped the Saiyans out! It made you quake with fury... but fury without a target is a pointless emotion. Two conflicting mindsets debated within you, a basic desire to lash out at anything was quelled by a more logical approach. Save your anger. Contain it within you. Find your target... and explode everything out at once!

"I'm... sorry." Schala seemed to regret having told you, but in truth you were thankful for her letting you know. You'd know... what to expect now... if your home planet wasn't there... you wouldn't lose control of yourself. You knew that no matter how logical you might try to be, you'd certainly have lost yourself if you returned to the site of your planet only to find space dust.

"Don't be. You had nothing to do with it and had no way to stop it... or maybe we can still stop it, who can say? I'm not going to discard hope though." Even if it was difficult to envision that Schala's vision wasn't one that had already come true, in the ship you took to this planet, it would take months to reach Planet Vegeta!

Of course, you had managed to suppress your anger about the loss of the planet, but... would Parzlee or Khive be able to do the same? Should you... even tell them?

>>What will Rettace do?
>Tell Parzlee and Khive about the potential destruction of Planet Vegeta.
>Don't tell them about the potential destruction of Planet Vegeta.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5063172
>>Tell Parzlee and Khive about the potential destruction of Planet Vegeta.
If we know they deserve to know too.
Also, I think it's far too late to do anything since, if the first thread date of 750 applies to the BD timeline too, Goku and Krillin are training with Roshi right now.
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>>5063172
>Tell them after the festival
They deserve to know, but they also deserve to celebrate first. Let's leave the bad news for tomorrow.

>>5063179
We just met Goku while we were both dead. Vegeta, Nappa and Raditz, who lived in this History, are heading to Earth right now. It is far too late to save planet Vegeta, but we'll probably be just in time to avenge our people on Namek.
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>>5063188
I had assumed we had skipped a few years ahead because of the Lavos Core fight time fuckery. Also, Kami also mentioned it had been years since we had last met.
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>>5063194
Yeah, we skipped a few years due to time fuckery, but I assume that's our present now.
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>>5063195
I was thinking it was momentary time skip.
Guess we'll have to wait and see.
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>>5063172
>>5063188
>Tell them after the festival
This
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>>5063172
>>Tell Parzlee and Khive about the potential destruction of Planet Vegeta, after the Festival's conclusion.
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>>5063197
>>5063215
Switching to/Supporting post-festival talk.
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>>5063172
>Tell them after the festival
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>>5063172
>Tell them after the festival
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>>5063172
>Tell them after the festival
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You needed to tell Khive and Parzlee about this... but you figured that you should let them enjoy the festival first. There was no need to burden their hearts with the knowledge that your home planet might have been destroyed during the long time you slept beneath the ice of Onisthena. Not only had it been destroyed, but... as far as you could tell, the Tuffles had seemingly been wiped out, and the Saiyans enslaved by some ridiculous horned space dictator. The once relative peace of your planet had not just been broken, it had been obliterated and swept away for good measure. All the work of this Freeza, no doubt. Already you started to think of the reasons he might've wanted the Tuffles gone, unlike the Saiyans, Tuffles... were not a race of warriors, but a race of thinkers... could Freeza have perhaps feared the Tuffles rebelling against him even sooner than the Saiyans did? You somehow found it difficult to believe that anybody could wipe the Tuffles out short of eradicating the entire planet... maybe they moved and gave up Planet Plant to the Saiyans entirely? They certainly had the technology... but no motive...

"Rettace... are you alright? Do you... need a minute?" Schala was still clearly worried for your well-being after having dropped such a massive piece of information on you. She was a caring girl, there was no doubt about that, but there was nothing that could be done for the pain of losing so much. It was ironic in a way, that the positions in your conversation had switched so totally. Your mind was a mess right now though, conflicting thoughts, some of revenge, others a desire to rebuild... and some thoughts that you pushed to the back of your mind calling for you to undo what had happened entirely. It might be possible with the Time Machine technology available to you, but... there was no telling what might happen if the future began to change the past. What had happened with Lavos alone ended up creating an entirely separate History! While it had worked out well for you in the end, that level of scale was simply something that couldn't be taken lightly, it might not work out so well the next time, after all.

"No, I'm fine, Schala. I'm just thinking about the implications of what you told me... and whether or not I should tell Parzlee and Khive about what happened." You were pondering how your allies might react, neither... were particularly fond of their fellow Saiyans thanks to their childhood... but it was hard not to have a great link to the place where you were born... the planet where you were born and grew up on. No matter what else happened, that place would always be home... and the thought of the Saiyans having no home to return to was a dark one indeed.

"And... will you?" Schala asked the question, and you shrugged, regaining your usual cool.
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"Not until the end of the Millennium Fair. They should get the opportunity to enjoy themselves without having this knowledge haunt them." It was your responsibility as the Squad Leader to carry burdens like this and make decisions for the good of your squad. They might not appreciate not being told immediately, but... you didn't want to dampen a celebration with a vision that may or may not have been accurate to reality. You'd try to stop the destruction of your planet if you could, but... using Time Travel to accomplish it wasn't the right way. Against Lavos, who itself was creating distortions in time and could've gone on to prove a true threat to all of existence, the usage of Time Travel was clearly for the best, but... no matter how you personally felt about the destruction of the planet, you couldn't argue that attempting to save it was worth possibly destroying everything just in the attempt of bringing it back.

"You're... not thinking of using Time Travel to change things, are you? The two of us... we both know that Time is a powerful ally to have... but it should never be treated as a tool to be used as you would wish." She pointed at the bird currently standing on one of your shoulders. "Isn't that right, Kachi-Kachi?"

"Ka-Kacheep!" The bird stomped one of his feet almost as if he was responding to Schala's question... it wouldn't surprise you if he was, the bird was very obviously far from being stupid. It might possibly be the most important existence in your entire history, after all.

"I'm not thinking of using Time like that, Schala. I'm thinking of why it can't be used to do whatever you want with. Time is... a very precious thing, after all." You plucked the bird from your shoulder and held it out in your palm. "It can be as fragile as a bird chick, after all." You didn't think that Kachi-Kachi was really as weak as his appearance made him look though, you doubted you could accurately judge the power of a being like him.

"I'm glad." Schala heaved a sigh of relief, you could tell just from her reaction she had likely been expecting to have to give an explanation on why time travel outside of what happened on Temperus would probably only end in disaster. Of course, with the Time Lock on the planet being one of the only reasons that things didn't spiral out of control, she was right... and even so time outside still seemed to have taken a hit somehow. "I think... that the two of us have spoken enough about our losses now... everyone else is going to get suspicious if we don't get a move on."

"Right... but... Schala? Can you fly?" Everyone else was so far ahead now that the only way to catch up would be to fly, but you didn't think that Schala would be able to.

"Huh? No. I mean... I might be able to make a spell to allow me to do something like that..."

>>What will Rettace say?
>"Don't worry about it. I was just hoping we could save some time."
>"Would you mind if I carried you then?"
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5063541
>"Would you mind if I carried you then?"
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>>5063541
>"Would you mind if I carried you then?"
So I guess we're romancing Schala then?
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>>5063541
>"Would you mind if I carried you then?"
Yes we are
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>>5063573
Quarter Kaioshin Quarter Human Half Saiyan kids sounds broken.
Super Saiyan Rose immediately with potential Gohan level innate power as well as magic from birth?
Cell can fuck off, the true perfect lifeform is right there.
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>>5063541
>You mind being carried then
I dont care for romance plots. Especially this early.
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>>5063565
Romance or not, there is however the solemn duty of breeding the twins to preserve continuity of the species.

And Euca, too.
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>>5063541
>>"Would you mind if I carried you then?"
I'm holding out for Khive and Parzlee.
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>>5063588
It about mirrors when Goku first met Chi-Chi, no?
This is also the first time Rettace has properly opened up to somebody.
>>5063590
Can't we make Raditz do it?
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We should track down Turles and beat the shit out of him.
There can only be one Lettuce name pun.
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>>5063592
Dont know. I've never watched DBZ or played Chronotrigger.

I just dont know about all this. And I'm wary of the powderkeg that is waifu anyway because so few of them are done well
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>>5063592
>Can't we make Raditz do it?
The real question to be why to exclude him. The bottleneck will be tight enough as it is.
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>>5063600
>>5063590
We dont actually have enough saiyans to continue the species.

You need about 100 to 200 pairs to do it without genetic fucksisms screw you.
So yeah. Trying to justify it as survival of the species is weak anyway.
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>>5063601
There’s an entire world of compatible species available to pad the numbers.
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>>5063605
Then then answer is to devolve into hedonism and fuck every single one of those species, while finding partners for our teammates.

Since I dont want to spend the quest doing that and most of the fun stuff isn't permissible on a blue board, let's not.
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>>5063601
We do have Lucca around though, so theoretically if she wanted to I'm sure she could pull of some genetic science magic and grow a thousand genetically pure Saiyans from everyone's DNA with enough variations that no issues will arise in the future.
Would be better than just trying to fuck our race back into existence.
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>>5063608
To put Lucca's big brain into context, in one of the endings of Chrono Trigger she converts one of her teleporters into a time machine in a matter of days if not hours.
It takes Bulma the best part of 2 decades to create a Time Machine and she's arguably the smartest Earthling.
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>>5063608
>>5063615
That seems better. Certainly more likely to get us back on our feet.
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RETTACE
YOU MUST FUCK MY SISTER
THE BLOODLINE OF ZEAL MUST CONTINUE
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>>5063629
Lucca could probably even isolate S-Cells in the genetic code and increase them in the resulting Saiyans to ensure the new generation are born as strong as possible.
The Saiyans will be able to return stronger than ever before.
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>>5063645
How many ethical issues does she have creating a race of war mongering beasts who will plunge the galaxy into war and conquest?
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>>5063648
There are plenty of non-warmongerer Saiyans like Gine, Tarble and Broly (Super). Or every U6 Saiyan.
The idea that Saiyans are genetically predisposed to evil or conquest is Freeza propaganda.
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>>5063650
That they are genetically predisposed to violence is not.
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>>5063654
I already listed multiple Saiyans that aren't anon.
There's an entire planet of more peaceful Saiyans who act as galactic peacekeepers in Universe 6.
The fighting obsession is a cultural thing.
No Saiyan Hybrid has ever been shown to enjoy fighting either.
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>>5063655
Huh. That's peculiar.

Still, that's pretty neat and ethically Okay.
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>>5063615
>It takes Bulma the best part of 2 decades to create a Time Machine and she's arguably the smartest Earthling.
I'm pretty sure Turbo is smarter then Bulma and then Senbei is at least Bulma tier, because he got stumped on the Dragon Radar, but he also cracked out a perfect time machine in an afternoon.
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>>5063657
Including gag powers isn't really fair because their capabilities vary wildly depending on the whim of the author, which your own example proves.
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>>5063659
They more or less exist in the same world, so it's completely fair to include them. Otherwise you could start excluding others due to arbitrary criteria as well.
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>>5063664
I'm not saying not to include them at all because they do exist, I'm saying that their powers vary as a result of their Gag Manga status so trying to quantify them at all is pretty pointless.
There's no internal logic and there's not expected to be any because "lol gag manga".
It's why Arale beat Vegeta up.
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>>5063650
The Tuffle genocide wasn't Freeza propaganda.
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>>5063668
And the Saiyans were retarded for it.
Then again, the Saiyan-Tuffle war has never been truly looked into or explained other than the Tuffles having made at least two horrible Superweapons in the form of Hatchiyack and Baby.
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>>5063667
>I'm saying that their powers vary as a result of their Gag Manga status so trying to quantify them at all is pretty pointless.
I disagree, you can quantify Senbei's scientific ability pretty easily with his achievements in Dr. Slump and his appearances in Dragon Ball.
Arale alone puts him above others like Dr. Gero and his time machine is superior to Bulma's, but him getting stumped on the Radar brings him down a bit.
Turbo is straight up said to be smarter then Senbei and saw through the Radar immediately. He also invents a better time machine then Senbei.
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>>5063671
Yeah but... that's because they are gag manga characters.
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>>5063673
Like Senbei is a great example.
At his best he's capable of making Arale on a whim and doing other ridiculous shit when the author finds it funny.
But at the same time he'll get stumped by the Dragon Radar when the author finds it funny.
It's a different sort of classification.
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>>5063541
>"Would you mind if I carried you then?"
Schala is best waifu and our children will be stronger than the gods.
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>>5063677
>It's a different sort of classification.
Not really. His inventions are mostly on par with stuff Bulma can make and he can fit into the classification easily. You're only arguing this hard because Dr. Slump is a gag manga, but I don't see you complaining about Lucca.
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>>5063679
I'm saying that their abilities work differently because they are played entirely for laughs and aren't meant to be taken seriously you autist.
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>>5063679
His point is that the people he's arguing about are smart or dumb depending on what the author finds most amusing at that point while presumably Lucca is written with a consistent capability and brilliance.

A consistently brilliant person is brilliant, an inconsistent one is just exceptionally lucky.
that's as far as I understand it
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>>5063615
>It takes Bulma the best part of 2 decades to create a Time Machine and she's arguably the smartest Earthling.
To be fair Bulma had to deal with everyone she knew getting murdered and living a a ruined world. Hard to nerd it up properly when depressed like that.
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>>5063686
>>5063687
Except Senbei's scientific ability is written completely consistently and his technology is mostly on par with Dragon Ball. The two major outliers being Arale and the Reality Machine.
I mean, I'd call Senbei exceptionally lucky, but that's on top of his consistent scientific ability.

The only reason this is being argued so hard is because Dr. Slump is a gag manga and he seems to have a problem with gag manga, even though other characters with inventions and ability on par are taken completely seriously, even though the scientific ability of the characters is shown completely consistent?
I mean hell, do we ignore exploits and achievements in Dragon Ball because it was comedic in tone? Do we ignore Jaco the Galactic Patrolman because it was comedic in tone?
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>>5063698
Lucca builds time machines and teleporters in pre-industrial society.
>>5063701
But he couldn't figure out the Dragon Radar for the sake of a gag with Turbo.
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>>5063707
Yet that's completely consistent. Senbei has no idea about the energy the Dragon Balls give off or how to read it and Turbo is shown to be consistently smarter then Senbei and is able to quickly figure it out.
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>>5063719
I really don't care about this argument.
I'd much rather discuss putting Lucca's own intelligence to work.
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>>5063701
If such the case, then fair enough.
Still not quite the brilliance of Lucca but nobody so far has been shown to be at all.
Though I question some of her deductions.
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>>5063722
She's about to build us a cool new spaceship, so I'd say we're well on the way for that. We should ask her to equip the ship and Guardia with teleporters and leave Crono and Marle with a communication device that can reach us. Just in case there's, say, an unexplained army lead by a tertiary recurring villain that invades suddenly and is about to overwhelm them. Probably not going to happen in this history but better safe than sorry.
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>>5063726
Bitches need to deal with that themsleves. They are strong enough.
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>>5063729
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g3USYsvG-M
Chrono Cross is very stupid
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>>5063722
I accept your conceding.

>>5063723
>Though I question some of her deductions.
Oh? Which ones? The only thing that I can think of is Bulma's Time Machine, but even that makes sense due to her experience.

>>5063726
>We should ask her to equip the ship and Guardia with teleporters and leave Crono and Marle with a communication device that can reach us.
I think she's planning on this, but it never hurts to ask. Didn't she say she wanted to set up a universe wide teleporter network.
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I'd rather not use Lucca to metagame min-max the quest desu.
If she wants to invent things and stuff, cools beans, but having Rettace getting her to do this and that for our express benefit like some keikakumaster would be kinda droll.
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>>5063736
The time machine especially.

"A flaw being that it uses a fuel source" stuck out to me.
Everything uses a fuel source, you would just replace it with a more effecint one. And she, no matter how genius she is, cant just stare thought the metal of the time machine and instantly learn what the source is and what it does and how hard it is to produce and if it is or it is not integral to the functioning of the device.
So her entire spiel on this tangent is complete horseshit made off spitballing and she is saying either the blindingly obvious or shit she couldnt possibly know about with complete certainty.
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>>5063753
It said she was examining it, so I assumed she walked over and started opening up panels and poking things while we were talking to the SKoT and watching Trunks.
But yeah, it would have been nice if there was a paragraph describing her examining it,.
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>>5063753
Trunks's time machine is open topped and half glass, with a very visible fuel gauge. And it's so fuel inefficient that Trunks almost got stranded in the past.

Meanwhile, the Epoch doesn't need fuel to function. It uses the energy of time itself to travel, just like the Time Rings, which also don't require a fuel source. Lucca is kind of a time machine expert, and shown to be able to analyze very advanced technology at a glance. She does just that when she sees a broken down Robo in the future and then proceeds to fix him without breaking a sweat.
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>>5063763
You were just a little too busy to pay attention to what Lucca was doing at the time. But her examination was pretty much entirely accurate about the Time Machine Future Bulma created.
The Epoch doesn't require a source of fuel to operate and can travel millions of years in the past or future as much as she wants it to.
Trunks' Time Machine can't even manage a half-decade's worth of time travel there and back without running out of fuel.
It needs that fuel because it's not actually simply travelling through time, but creating a divergent timeline upon arrival. This of course helps to avoid Time Paradoxes if you aren't immune to them yourself, but doesn't actually change your own future at all. It's like a less elegant and more hamfisted approach to time travel.
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>>5063753
Just rereading the segment, o will reassess my statement.

It isnt that she is calling the device completely flawed and the judgements on the fuel, since she steers clear of the technicalities. it is that she is apparently completely dismissive of it due to achieving a superior feat with less inherent danger and issues than the Epoch.

>>5063772
The glance thing is my issue. Because unless you are omniscient, you have to have evidence that you can use to form and justify evidence.
Trunks machine showing fuel isnt an instant "now I get your chemical composition and formation" nor can she pull on the meta knowledge that you can to sanctify her conclusions.

It's just a side effect of the MC not paying attention, and ultimately a small issue with the overall enjoyable quest but it's a bloody bee in my bonnet, even if I can ignore it.
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>>5063785
The problem is that with Trunks' time machine, it's like... using explosive charges to do some gardening. It might be more impressive on a technical standpoint, but "Oh shit what the fuck are you doing?". Also because of Trunks' time machine, there end up being 4 additional timelines and it's all a massive mess and then Zamasu uses one of the extra timelines to allow him to almost enact his Zero Mortal Plan.
It also explicitly has the functionality to travel between different created timelines too, which is also on the dashboard, which it wouldn't need if it was a proper time machine.
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>>5063794
Only plebs dont use TNT for weeding.

But i get it.
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Finally caught up with this quest. The Chrono Trigger detour was a plot twist I didnt see coming, but it was way more entertaining than I first thought. I just hope there won't be too much mind bending wibbly wobbly time shenanigans in the future.
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>>5064051
You say that, but, we have a new Time Bird, and are a semi-official Time Sheriff, with Chronoa flat out telling us that the Wibbly Wobbly Time Baddies are gonna come after us eventually, I think some level of Time Shenanigans are inevitable.
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>>5063541
>"Would you mind if I carried you then?"
Reasonable waifu choice. I can get behind this and behind her, ba dm ch.
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>>5063578
>Cell can fuck off, the true perfect lifeform is right there.
If we interact with the Dragon Warriors or Z Fighters or whateverthehell, Gero will probably end up incorporating our DNA into his design.
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"Would you mind if I carried you then?" You offered to fly the girl to the fair yourself, it was of course much faster than simply going by foot, even if you attempted to run... of which Schala obviously wouldn't be able to keep up anyway, so the thought of running was completely useless. Though when you thought about it, if you really wanted to prioritize speed, you could simply have asked Schala if she had any sort of magic that would allow the two of you to teleport to the Fair instantly, but... there wasn't really much of a point in bringing that up now, for one thing, she didn't actually know where the Millennium Fair even was.

"I... wouldn't mind, I suppose." The girl was a little hesitant about answering. "Just... don't drop me, OK?" She was clearly uncertain about accepting your offer to fly to the Fair, but the fact that she didn't reject it outright was a good sign that she trusted you. It's not often that somebody offers to fly you through the air, really... or at least you thought so. Before you taught those who helped you defeat Lavos about Ki, the only people on the planet with any ability to fly at all were those who had specialized magic just for the sake of flying.

"Don't tell me the girl who lived on a floating kingdom is afraid of being a little bit high up." You smirked at Schala and she scoffed as she crossed her arms. "Can't you use some sort of barrier to protect yourself, even if you did fall?" It was a genuine question, you weren't planning on dropping her either way.

"It wasn't my idea to waste all that power in making the entire kingdom float above the rest of the world. Besides, even if I could use a barrier to protect myself from getting hurt from a fall from the sky, that doesn't mean I want to actually be dropped!" She sounded a little annoyed at your comment, and you just scratched the back of your head. "But... that doesn't mean I'm afraid of heights either!"

"Sorry. I'll teach you how to fly later on, that'll help you get over your fear of heights." You had a smug expression on your face as you accused the girl of being afraid of heights, a fear that didn't make a great deal of sense for somebody like Schala who had so much magical power available to her that Lavos itself sought her out, no sought out her creation, in order to regain the power that it had lost.

"I am not afraid of heights!" Her cheeks flushed red with irritation as you accused her of being afraid, but it wasn't a genuine irritation, it was clearly some form of embarrassment, as if you'd actually managed to uncover a fear of hers that she had kept to herself. The princess who lived on the floating kingdom was afraid of heights... it sounded like a story that you could tell to kids, honestly. "But... thank you for offering to teach me how to fly anyway... I'll hold you to that promise."
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"You know, you don't need to hold me to anything, Schala. You and Magus are coming with us, right? I mean, into space?" Unlike with Sycam and Euca, it was really her own decision to make. She could probably stay on the planet, but... you didn't really want to see that happen,

"Well... it's not like we have anywhere else to go. Neither of us can return to the past we came from without causing some... serious issues. It's definitely for the best that we both leave... what was it known as to you...Temper something?" It was sad for Schala to freely acknowledge that her and her brother were effectively wanderers without a place they could truly call home... but it hit harder still when you realized that title may very well apply just as accurately to you.

"Temperus was the name that Kami called the planet when he first asked me to come here." It was a planet that was so far out of the way that it wasn't hard to see why the gods had decided to use the planet to seal Lavos in originally, unless you knew to specifically come looking, nobody would ever think of visiting this planet.

"Ah, I see. Well, it's best for Janus and I to leave this planet, so I suppose we'll be accompanying you on your journey." She nodded. You didn't mind having Magus and Schala come along, especially not with how Schala might in fact be your History's only hope of getting a Supreme Kai of Time. Both her Magic and her Kaioshin DNA meant that she was pretty much the only candidate around who could possibly assume the role... but the truth was you didn't even know how the role was meant to be given anyway, something to ask the Supreme Kai of Time later on. "Now... you said something about carrying me to the Fair, I believe?"

"Alright, just... if you're afraid of heights, I can't recommended looking down." It was a harmless joke, and Schala really didn't seem to mind it. After a few seconds of fumbling around, she decided that you'd 'carry' her by giving her a piggy-back ride. It looked kind of silly as you flew through the air with the girl riding you, but it didn't really matter.

Soon enough, you arrived at the Millennium Fair at around the same time as everyone else, setting Schala down gently... and also kind of awkwardly too. It turned out that your strength was not in piggy-back rides at all.

"Hey! What the hell! Nobody told me that this was a race!" Parzlee seemed a little bit miffed at you having beaten everyone else to the fair by flying. "Not cool, boss!"
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"It... wasn't. We were just getting a little behind, so I figured this would be a good way to catch up." Parzlee crossed her arms, clearly annoyed at some perceived slight. The sun was setting now, and it was starting to get dark, the festival was clearly kicking up into full gear because of this. More and more people started to arrive, and you figured it might be fun to try out some attractions at the Fair. Magus, Crono and Marle didn't currently seem to be in attendance.

>>What will Rettace get up to? (Pick 3)
>Drinking Contest with Ayla, Glenn, Euca and... Lucca...?
>To Lucca's teleportation demonstration.
>Strength-O-Meter with Khive, Parzlee, Euca and Sycam.
>Norstein Bekkler's Tent of Horrors with Schala.
>Beauty Contest with... Flea...?
>Betting at the races with Glenn, Ayla, Euca, Sycam and... Robo...?
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
>Checking out the stalls with Parzlee and Khive.
>Beating the shit out of Gato the singing and dancing robot.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5064217
>To Lucca's teleportation demonstration.
This is just common sense, it's the coolest thing here!
>Norstein Bekkler's Tent of Horrors with Schala.
Obviously we need at *least* one date activity with Schala. :V
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
Oh yeah, Melchior is here! Schala should be happy to see him, and he should be happy to hear that we're done killing Lavos.
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>>5064217
>>To Lucca's teleportation demonstration.
>Beauty Contest with... Flea...?
>Beating the shit out of Gato the singing and dancing robot.
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>>5064217
>Norstein Bekkler's Tent of Horrors with Schala.
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
>Beating the shit out of Gato the singing and dancing robot.
Fuck Gato. And Schala, but not in the same way.

And a piggyback ride? Rettace, you goof, that's now how you carry a girl!
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>>5064217
>>Strength-O-Meter with Khive, Parzlee, Euca and Sycam.
I really want to see how gag-worthy this turns out.

>Norstein Bekkler's Tent of Horrors with Schala.
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.

Obvious waifubait options are obvious.
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>>5064217
>Strength-O-meter
Comedy about.

>Beat the shit out of the dancing robot
Sounds like fun.

>Visit the swordsmith
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>>5064217
>Beauty Contest with... Flea...?
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
>Checking out the stalls with Parzlee and Khive.
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>>5064217
>>To Lucca's teleportation demonstration.
>>Strength-O-Meter with Khive, Parzlee, Euca and Sycam.
>>Checking out the stalls with Parzlee and Khive.
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>>5064217
>Drinking Contest with Ayla, Glenn, Euca and... Lucca...?
>Strength-O-Meter with Khive, Parzlee, Euca and Sycam.
>Beauty Contest with... Flea...?
Fuck you, Flea, Rettace is the prettiest one here. Just ask Magus.
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>>5064217
>To Lucca's teleportation demonstration.
>Betting at the races with Glenn, Ayla, Euca, Sycam and... Robo...?
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
I like Schala but Rettace being a Saiyan mercenary, I don't see him finding a haunted house gimmick particularly appealing.
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>>5064454
>>I like Schala but Rettace being a Saiyan mercenary, I don't see him finding a haunted house gimmick particularly appealing.
You fool!
We go there to see Schala's cute reactions at being spooked!
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>>5064455
Rettace is kind of an autist (definitely by saiyan standards), so his concept of courtship isn't going to be very clearly developed right now.
Baby steps.
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>>5064217
>Drinking Contest with Ayla, Glenn, Euca and... Lucca...?
>Norstein Bekkler's Tent of Horrors with Schala.
Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
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>>5064217
>To Lucca's teleportation demonstration.
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
>Strength-O-Meter with Khive, Parzlee, Euca and Sycam.
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>>5064217
>To Lucca's teleportation demonstration.
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
>Checking out the stalls with Parzlee and Khive.
This about sums up our most important allies and lets us spend time with all of them.
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>>5064217
>Check out the stalls
>Drinking contest
>visit Melchior with Schala
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Which Broly is canon to this quest do you think? Z Broly or Super Broly?
Because if it is Super Broly we need to recruit him and Paragus ASAP.
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>>5064217
>Norstein Bekkler's Tent of Horrors with Schala.
>Visiting Melchior the Swordsmith with Schala.
>Betting at the races with Glenn, Ayla, Euca, Sycam and... Robo...?
I want to see Schala's cute reactions at being spooked.
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Now that we've got both Ki and Magic available to us, what do you think we should focus on?
Our Magic is fucking broken but we need to get stronger to deal with Freeza without getting shit on by his speed.
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>Schala's cute reactions at being spooked!
Well said anons. Well said.

>>5064580
Either way, Rettace doesn't even know Broly exists. We'll have to wait until it's his time to appear. I'm hoping for Super Broly myself.

>>5064601
Haste is a great speed equalizer, and the fight with Spekkio showed how powerful magic can be against 1st Form Freeza. But we could use some more raw power too. So why not both?
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>>5064654
First Form Freeza is not final form Freeza.
First Form compared to Final Form is like comparing Raditz to First Form Freeza.
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>>5064665
Yes? I never implied otherwise.
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>>5064666
Just saying we did well against First Form Freeza when we fought Spekkio could lead to-
Oh fuck Rettace doesn't know Freeza can transform.
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>>5064669
It's alright. Freeza doesn't know we can transform either. We're certainly going True Super Saiyan against the killer of our people. We just have to train to the point where that's enough.

Speaking of things Rettace doesn't know, he assumed Freeza was the one to kill the Tuffles. I wonder when he'll learn the truth about that too.
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>>5064671
At his current strength even going Super Saiyan wouldn't be enough.
Right now we're sitting at 15,597,250 for a full transformation. Even the 4x speed from Double Haste would only be around 50 percent Freeza's level.
With Freeza's max at 120,000,000 it means that Rettace needs to get roughly 8 times stronger to beat Freeza in an actual fight
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>>5064678
Raw numbers aren't everything. We beat both Spekkio and Lavos without actually having a power level higher than them. But we certainly need to train before we can avenge the destruction of planet Vegeta.
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>>5064689
Not only are raw numbers not everything, but Rettace has access to the funny Spatial Wormhole Punch, which as far as I can tell effectively ignores conventional durability, as well as teleportation. As long as he can distract Frieza long enough to charge the attack up, all he needs is to get behind him and slap him with it at that point.
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Alright, so the Teleporter, Melchior, the Strength-o-Meter and Bekkler's.
Yes, I know that's 4 but two of them are tied so you get an extra.

With that being said I'm going to need 2d100 best of 5
First Dice DC 5 High DC 95
Second Dice DC 45 High DC 70
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Rolled 2, 45 = 47 (2d100)

>>5064780
Let's go
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Rolled 47, 40 = 87 (2d100)

>>5064780
Let's do this!
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Rolled 13, 49 = 62 (2d100)

>>5064780
So, Lucca, Schala, the Saiyans and Schala again? Awesome!

But what are the dice for? Did Kachikachi cheat to give us more time? are we risking the fabric of reality here?
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Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d100)

>>5064780
Dice results a bit unimpressive so far :|
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Rolled 20, 12 = 32 (2d100)

>>5064780
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Dice wtf.
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Rolled 26, 63, 79, 4, 84, 78, 85, 56, 26, 57 = 558 (10d100)

>>5064810
Dice bad luck cleanser.
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>>5064810
Rettace is still shaken up by the news
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Sorry for the delay in posting, this update is gigantic.
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>>5065263
Looking forward to it!
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While we wait for the next update, should we discuss how we want to handle Earth?
I don't want to live there but we'll probably end up involved in Cell and Buu.
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>>5065357
Yeah, if we are to settle somewhere, planet Temperus is much comfier than Earth. And with Lucca's teleporter, Earth will be just a short walk away after we visit once. But even if we don't live there, we'll definitely help beat up Cell, Buu, Goku Black and any other villain around. Is there something more we can discuss so soon?
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>>5065445
It'd be nice if we could keep in touch with Onisthesia's Kami. He could help warn us of any threats out and about, so Rettace and crew has a reason to go help fight them.
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>>5065445
One problem with Earth is Cell potentially getting the DNA of Schala, the Half-Onistheneans and Kachi-Kachi.
>>5065454
Kami can probably try reaching us with telepathy, maybe.
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>>5065454
You're right. We should visit Onisthena and leave a teleporter there after Namek and Earth. Kami will be able to teach Schala too, probably better than he was able to teach us. And the Queen will be happy that her kids are now more powerful than her, though she'll still nag them about grandkids.
>>5065457
That is a problem, yeah, but I don't see how it can be avoided without copious amounts of metagaming. Unless Schala has a convenient vision, maybe?
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Setting up a Stargate network is convenient and all, but Lucca being a bit on the naive side may overlook some reasonable security measures that should be put into place to prevent their misuse. We will need to sit down and carefully work out some protocols before letting people move about too much.
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>>5065482
We may be a nerd by Sayain standards, but how much caution is really worth our bother? We are still a werebaboon fightslut.
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Lucca did prevent her mother's accident while she was busy in time, right?
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>>5065583
We didn't see the party as they went sidequesting, but I'm sure she did and we'll watch her parents dancing during the fair.
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>>5065585
That moment when you walk into the room and she's sitting in her usual spot and then stands up and begins walking around is one of my favourite moments in this game desu
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This update will take 12 posts to post all of it, christ.
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>>5065595
Wow, are you sure it's long enough Wukong?
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>>5065603
It could be longer.
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>>5065605
That's what she said.
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You looked around the Millennium Fair for a moment as you decided just what you should do... of course, now should be a time of celebration, at least on a personal level... but you couldn't help but keep thinking about the potential fate of your home planet. You knew that right now you couldn't actually do anything about it, but that really only made you feel worse. Shaking your head and trying to clear the thoughts of planetary apocalypse, you tried to find something interesting to do, only for Schala to suddenly take off towards something, you were... interested in seeing what she saw, so you decided to follow her. "Everyone, feel free to have some fun, alright? But... try not to be too disruptive if you can help it." You looked at Euca most of all, you could trust Parzlee and Khive to keep themselves restrained in a situation like this, but Euca was... something of a loose cannon. Hopefully, with Sycam around, he'd keep her under control... hopefully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1FISrkTstA

You walked over to where Schala had gone to find her staring intently at one of the stall owners. "Melchior? Is that you? What are you doing in this era?" Schala asked the vendor, who you now recognized. He was one of the Gurus!

"Schala? Is that you?" Melchior was clearly shocked to see the girl. "I... hadn't expected to ever see you again. But... if you're here... then...?" There was clearly hope in the voice of the man who once served as one of Zeal's three Gurus.

"That's right, Lavos is gone... erased, as far as I can tell." It was reassuring to know that Lavos would almost certainly never be coming back... though unfortunately, with how messed up time had become, you could never be certain about something like that. Lavos at the peak of its power was a being powerful enough that even something like being erased might not be enough to deal with it... fortunately, Lavos had been tremendously weakened before his eventual erasure from time, so the chances of it ever returning were pretty minimal. "I don't think... that it would've ever been able to work out as well as it had if Rettace hadn't been here... no... I know that it wouldn't have. Lavos... it was able to show me what might've-" She cut herself off as if she understood that she was getting off topic and starting to ramble. "Sorry, I got carried away... but Lavos is gone. For good."

"That's wonderful news! Truly!" Melchior laughed. "It's a pity about what ended up happening to Zeal... but I suppose it's for the best. The world... it is a much happier and more pleasant place in this era than what Zeal was and what it would've turned into had it not fallen into the ocean with the awakening of Lavos." The old swordsmith clearly had a great deal of wisdom, but you weren't expecting him to turn to you and begin speaking. "Ah, you were the one who slew Lavos were you not? Rettace, yes?" You really didn't know where the constant shift in time actually left Melchior here.
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"Uhm... that's right." The man was clearly well acquainted with Schala, and perhaps even one of her friends... or at least teachers, from Zeal.

"Hmmm... well, I was wondering... you don't seem to be a sword fighter, but... I could create you a weapon if you wished. I still have some Dreamstone and some shards of the Prismatic Shell... I could create you a great weapon if you wished... perhaps a pair of gauntlets? Or perhaps you'd like to try your skill at swordplay? I can see the makings of a great swordfighter within you." The old man offered to create you a weapon, and while you did usually prefer to fight with your fists and Ki alone... it couldn't exactly hurt to learn more styles of fighting.

"I appreciate the offer, and... I might end up taking you up on it at some point... but for now, this is the night of the festival, right?" It's hardly the time to discuss the creation of weaponry, and you'd need to think of just what sort of a weapon you could use. A sword would be the most obvious choice, but... well, you'd need to ask the man for more information on the properties of the materials he's offering to make weaponry out of.

"Of course, you two enjoy the fair!" Melchior bid the two of you farewell before he returned to his duties of trying to pitch his wares to random passers by... in truth, you didn't really get why a man who exclusively sells weaponry was a vendor at something like a fair, but it's not like there weren't dozens of other random stalls trying to sell their stock to the public. It was a huge event after all.

"Hmm... do you have any ideas on what we should do next, Rettace?" Schala asked, she was even more of a fish out of water in a situation like this than you were. Saiyan celebrations didn't really tend to be so... non-violent, and the brawls that could occur at gatherings like this could reach pretty legendary proportions if nobody tried to break them up.

"Uhhh... well, we could always watch Lucca demonstrate her teleporter? The demonstration should be a pretty popular event and... personally, I find the idea very interesting." If Lucca truly had figured out true teleportation that could be used over a massive space distance, then there was no telling about how influential she might end up being to the entire universe... and to think, if Lavos had never been defeated and the Time Lock never removed from the planet Temperus, she never would've been able to leave.
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"Sounds fun. Teleportation, huh? It's... possible with magic, but... I take it that this teleporter is one of a purely scientific understanding of the universe?" To tell the truth, with the power of magic, teleportation was quite simple, but it had limits... especially in distance. What Lucca had discovered however was something far more ridiculous than doing something like simply using magic to overwrite your current spacial coordinates by a few instances in order to create an effect of instantaneous movement and... huh? That was a little more complex an explanation than you remember about your own ability to teleport. Had you been spending too much time around Lucca?

"Yeah, what Lucca has made messes with the mechanics of the universe itself in order to exploit the underlying fabric of existence to allow for the creation of temporary wormhole spaces in the fabric of time to knit two areas together and-" Your head hurt. "Sorry, I don't know where I'm getting this stuff from, I don't think I know where half of this is coming from... let's just go and watch the demonstration." Schala looked at you with a worried expression for a moment before nodding and offering you her hand, which she held out for a few seconds before getting an annoyed expression.

"Don't you know what it means when somebody offers you their hand, Rettace?" She questioned you, for some reason she looked a little embarrassed about something.

"I... can't say that I do. Sorry." You apologized to the girl and she sighed, clearly she wasn't expecting this sort of reaction from you. What exactly was she expecting you to do by offering you a hand? Wait... you'd heard of something like this, wasn't it a hand-shake or something? Wait no, that didn't make any sense.

"It's... OK, if you just hold my hand with your own as you walk me through the fair, then I won't be able to get separated from you, right?" Schala quickly explained what she had intended by offering you her hand, and you nodded.

"Oh! Right, yeah, that makes a lot of sense." It was something that simple after all? You felt foolish for not realizing what Schala was trying to suggest by offering you her hand like that. You took her hand, it was... surprisingly warm, and... something about this situation just made you feel a bit better about things.
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With you and Schala walking side-by-side, it didn't take long to reach the clearing that Lucca had set up her teleporters up at. There was quite a crowd that tried to block you and Schala's path from getting to the front of the audience, but that was nothing that your massively superior strength couldn't handle, just a very tiny invisible burst of Ki, whilst harmless, was enough to cause normal people to lose their balance and stumble out of your way so it didn't look like you were just bulldozing your way through the entire crowd. It was a pretty massive crowd for an event taking place in a relatively small clearing. Word must've spread about her teleporters and the average person must've wanted to take a look at the incredible feat of scientific progress. Of course, it was impressive enough that even you wanted to observe it, so you could barely even start to imagine how impressive it would be to somebody from a far less advanced society like this one. Even Schala sounded intrigued at the idea of Lucca's teleporter, and she was from Zeal, a country where Magical Teleportation was used at least somewhat frequently.

"Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls!" Lucca was standing in front of the audience, her father was manning one of the two Teleporters while Robo stood somewhat listlessly in the middle of the stage. "Thank you all for coming to my demonstration of the wonders of my new invention!" She was really laying it on thick, but the audience was eating it up anyway, of course, it's not like what she had invented didn't deserve the amount of fanfare she was giving it. "I gave a preliminary demonstration not too long ago and ran into a brief... calibration issue. But I can assure you that no such problems exist within the device now!" She sounded confident in herself, though it's not like her confidence wasn't unfounded. She was a genius, everything else aside.

Schala was waiting patiently for the actual demonstration, clearly she didn't really care much for Lucca's showing off. Lucca for some reason seemed to seek validation from other people for her inventions despite the vast majority of what she creates going over almost the entire population's head so far that it might just have left the atmosphere entirely. You were still holding hands with Schala despite there no longer being that much of a threat of you getting separated in the crowd. The people watching Lucca's demonstration were mostly stationary after all... but even so, the two of you kept holding hands.
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"Now... calibration complete... target locked and set... activating warm-up..." Lucca dashed over to the console of one of the teleporters and started mumbling to herself as she fiddled with the controls. "There, that should about do it! Ready on your end, dad?" She asked her father, who gave her a quick thumbs up. "Now, ladies and gentlemen, check this out!" She suddenly took a step into the teleporter on her side of the clearing, before she almost immediately reappeared on the teleporter on the opposite side. She had disappeared and reappeared before the audience's very eyes, and they were stunned into silence before erupting into applause. "Thank you! But... for the next part of my demonstration... I'm going to need a member of the audience... Do I have any volunteers?"

A fairly large portion of the audience were excited about the prospect of getting to use the machine that Lucca had built. To them, it would seem completely magical and impossible! Of course, seeing as you actually wielded magic now, and so did Lucca... you knew that it wasn't magic that allowed the machine to function, but pure hard logic... and clearly at least a small amount of abusing the laws of the universe to allow travel in such a manner. Really, even if you knew it categorically wasn't magic at all, Lucca's scientific abilities were great enough that they were effectively indistinguishable... not to mention that Lucca wasn't exactly untalented at the usage of magic either. She specialized in fire magic if you remembered correctly, but she rarely made as much use of the destructive element as she could.

"How about you!" She pointed directly at you, and you looked up at her with a raised eyebrow. "Yes, that's right, you with the pointy black hair and the black armor, how would you feel about being the first here other than myself to test my miraculous contraption?" Who taught Lucca to speak like this, anyway? She was being far more confident and assured of herself than you'd have expected of her.

"Well, I..." You were about to politely turn down Lucca's request in order to let one of the actual normal spectators have a go instead, but unfortunately, you found yourself forced forwards by the push of the crowd, and away from Schala too! While you could have just used some of your power to push back the crowd, you were both too distracted and unwilling to cause some sort of scene at Lucca's big demonstration, even if she was taking something of a liberty by having you come up to do the second test in front of everyone.
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"Wonderful! He's going to do it, everyone!" You were standing next to Lucca, and she dropped her voice to a whisper as she deactivated the microphone. "Just... play along, alright? I need to make sure that the teleporter isn't going to have any difficulties teleporting you and uhm... Kachi-Kachi like it did with Marle thanks to her pendant opening up a rift in time that one time... I've done all the proper calibrations though, so both you and your bird should be completely fine as a result." It turns out that Lucca was using this more as a way to test if the machine worked than to actually give a demonstration, but had decided to kill two birds with one stone. How very logical of her.

"Well, here I go." You looked at the teleporter silently before turning to Lucca. "It's ready for me now, right? No waiting around?" You didn't really like being on stage in front of so many people. You were a fighter, not a performer or something.

"Of course, no waiting should be needed, just... head in when you feel like you're ready." Lucca was clearly waiting on you, so you just shrugged and headed into the teleporter without a single care. There was a flash of light in your vision for a moment as you stepped back out of the teleporter, only to find yourself having returned from the Second Teleporter.

"Woah." It was a completely different experience compared to the teleportation you used with your magic. Your entire body felt a tiny bit tingly all over after you stepped back out of the teleporter. "That sure was... something." The audience were too confused and busy with clapping to truly appreciate what Lucca had actually managed to create.

"There, do you see? The teleporter is completely safe! Now, you may return to your seat!" She casually thanked you before sending you back into the crowd to attempt to find Schala, but while you were trying to focus on finding the Princess of Zeal, two hands grabbed you by surprise from the shadow... or at least the two hands grabbed your own hands, anyway. Looking around, you saw...

"Parzlee? Khive? What are you two doing here?" You hadn't pegged either of them as the sort who would be interested in the demonstration all too much, but it didn't take long for you to figure out the girls weren't here for the demonstration at all, and had almost certainly simply jut sensed your mostly suppressed power in order to track you down.
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"We found a fun attraction, so we've decided that all the Saiyans should get to participate in the challenge!" Even Khive sounded upbeat about the idea as you started being forcibly taken away from the demonstration by the two Saiyan girls, you felt bad for leaving Schala by herself, but... you were pretty sure she understood that you couldn't exactly say no to a situation like this one at all. Khive and Parzlee were both girls you've been friends with for as far as you can remember, and they were your comrades, in fact, they may very well be some of the only Saiyans left in the universe if Schala's vision was one of an event that occurred in the past.

"Are you sure that you ne-" You didn't get to protest before you were made to follow the two over-eager Saiyan girls. By the time you arrived at the Strength-O-Meter, you could see that Euca was standing in front of the testing device, which turned out to be as simple as making a bell at the top of a pillar ring by hitting a target that would launch a ball upwards. You looked at the machine in silence for some time as you realized exactly what was going to happen to the machine.

"You four... you realize that this thing is going to break the moment one of us uses it, right?" You made sure they realized what they were suggesting, had they just forgotten that they were all as strong as they were right now?

"Of course we do." Sycam sighed. "Well, they did when I pointed it out, this machine was created for the express purpose of testing the strength of people thousands and thousands of times weaker than we are.

"So I came up with a solution!" Khive chimed in. "Instead of seeing how far we could make it go upwards, because... well, we'd break it, we decided that the best way to test our strength was to see how far we could make the meter go up without ringing the bell! Like a test of controlling your strength!"

"Oh, that's... interesting, actually." Far more interesting than just trying to compete to smash that button as hard as you possibly could. "So the closest to the bell without ringing it wins the whole thing?" You were pretty confident in your ability to control your Ki to that level.

"Right! Sycam, you're up first!" Khive had taken the lead here, at least for this game. It was her idea to play the game in this manner after all, so it made sense that she'd be the one calling the shots on who got to play and when.

"Alright, check this out!" The red-skinned half-Saiyan focused intently as he stared at the button, grabbing a wooden mallet to slam the target with before he used it to slam downwards onto the button and send the ball flying upwards. He had barely used any of his strength at all in his attempt, and the ball went flying up about half-way up the meter before falling back down. "Darn, I was hoping it would be closer."
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"Not bad." Parzlee had a smirk on her face as she observed Sycam's result. "But let me show you how a real Saiyan does it." She stepped up next, grabbing the mallet and slamming it down on the target in a similar fashion to Sycam, and the ball went up far higher than it did for the Half-Saiyan, leading to Parzlee having a smug expression for about half a second until...

DING

"Crap." The ball hit the bell and a ringing resounded around you all, indicating that Parzlee hadn't managed to suppress her power enough that she was able to compete. "Guess I used a little too much power, huh?" Despite being a prodigy herself, it looked like Parzlee might have something of an issue with holding herself back. That... might prove to be a problem in the future, but you'd just have to train to make sure she didn't have the problem in the future. Controlling your own strength is vital in a fight, and it was even more vital when you considered how much more powerful you had all gotten. For example If you got careless with this level of power and you were say, casually sparring with a Saiyan from your training years, you might just end up killing them with a single punch. Hell, with this level of strength you could kill even King Vegeta with a single strike.

"Don't feel too bad about it, sis." Khive tried to make Parzlee feel a bit better. "If you just used a little less strength, you would've gotten just near the top and won!" The words caused Parzlee to brighten up a bit, her failure in her head turning into the idea that it was actually a near-success. "Now, Rettace?"

"Alright. Let's see what I can do." You stepped up now, taking the wooden mallet off of Parzlee and spinning it in your hands for a moment, getting a sense for the weight and power of the tool. It would be vital if you were to win that you didn't apply too much force to the target, you needed to ensure that the ball went as high as possible. You couldn't show yourself up as team leader, so you suppressed your power and swung the hammer down onto the target, causing the ball to soar upwards before stopping only a few inches from the bell. You were pretty satisfied with that showing.

"Wow! Great work Rettace!" Khive congratulated you for your result before she stepped forwards and took the mallet from you. "But now it's my turn." Khive spoke with a cool confidence that you wouldn't have expected from her, she must have something up her sleeve...

"Hey hey! What about me! Don't I get a go?" Euca protested that Khive was taking her turn before her, and it was clear to basically everyone around as to why she was being kept from making her move until everyone else had finished with the device.
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"Wellll~ you do get a go, but you're going to have to wait until after I've finished. You know, saving best till last, right?" Khive's diplomatic abilities were actually pretty fantastic when it came to the group, and Euca accepted her reasoning without a complaint. "Now, check this out!" She slammed the mallet down on the target and the ball soared upwards, up until it just touched the bell, but not with enough force that the bell started ringing. It was...

"A perfect attempt?!" You blurted out as you looked at Khive's result. It was impossible to beat, and the perfect possible score.

"Yeah! I knew you could do it, Khive!" Parzlee seemed happy for her twin, Khive herself was beaming with happiness at her success, she'd proven just how capable she was when it came to controlling her own power. You always preferred to use power as a precision tool more like a scalpel, so you had a good deal of experience with controlling your own level of strength, that Khive was capable of beating you at something like this was extraordinarily impressive, and a good indication of just how capable she actually was once again, just like when she created a Ki Blade for the first time. Now that her power had been raised a great amount through everything that you had all gone through together, you could see that she was just as much of a prodigy as her sister... if not perhaps more of a prodigy...?

"Alright! Now it's my turn! Gimme that mallet!" Euca grabbed the mallet from Khive and walked up to the target. "Check this out, losers! HRAH!" Suddenly, two horns were jutting out of Euca's forehead, and before anybody could stop her she swung the mallet downwards.

SLAM!

She'd used the full extent of her power to smash the target down as hard as she possibly could, and a few things happened. First, the mallet she used to hit the target exploded in tens of thousands of tiny splinters, then the target crumbled like damp paper, and finally, the ball rocketed upwards with such velocity that it didn't just ring the bell, it pierced right through it on both sides, continuing upwards unimpeded by the metal of the bell and no doubt leaving the planet's atmosphere. "Ha! How'dya like that!" Euca... clearly wasn't paying attention to the rules of the competition and just tried to hit it as hard as she possibly could.

"This is why you went last, Euca." Sycam pinched the bridge of his nose in annoyance as he watched his sister's antics. "Guess that makes you last, huh?"

"Wait, what? Didn't I win?" Euca's smile slowly dropped off of her face when she realized that she probably should've been paying attention to the competition instead of... just trying to solve all of her problems with brute force.

"No." Sycam just crossed his arms and refused to elaborate on Euca's loss any further, which only led to a frustrated Euca grabbing him by his tunic and shaking him while she demanded answers from him, only for Sycam to just look at her impassively.
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"W-well, I think that brings our contest to a close... I hope nobody else was planning on using that thing... I guess... that means that I won?" Khive had an awkward smile on her face now that Euca was basically bullying her brother about having lost.

"H-hey! did you five break this?" A man with spectacles suddenly appeared from around a corner, shit, was this the guy who was meant to be operating the damn thing?

"We should... go." You quickly gave an order to your fellow Saiyans before you quickly dashed into the crowd, disappearing from sight by using your speed to move faster than the man could track as you fled the scene of Euca's accidental vandalism. You didn't quite catch how the other four fared when it came to escaping from the man, but it didn't really matter much anyway. It's not like any of them could possibly really be in that much trouble, and it was only because it was a festival that you gave the order to flee. You didn't want to spoil the mood of the Millennium Fair too much... even if Euca had already managed to destroy one of the attractions.

Now that you were separated from the rest of your allies once again, you started to aimlessly wander around the Millennium Fair, it was a pretty huge fair, so you could probably spend at least a while simply looking at the different stalls. It was a once in a thousand year occasion, so people from all over the world had come to Guardia to celebrate it, it seemed. You considered trying to sense the Ki of one of your allies to catch up with them, but before you could do so, the crowd thinned out a little and you found yourself standing in front of a large tent.

"Norstein Bekkler's Tent of Horrors...?" Your scouter translated the text on the sign for you, but it still didn't make much sense. You were about to move on until somebody bumped into you from the crowd, you turned around to see the girl you had gotten separated from earlier. "Schala...? What are you doing here?"

"I was looking for you. After we got separated after Lucca's demonstration, I... didn't really know what to do. So... I just decided to walk around till I found you! After I saw the Strength Tester destroyed, I knew that I was on the right track." She had a faint smile on her face as she brought the destruction up... you did hope that she didn't think that you were responsible for it. "So... do you want to check this... Tent of Horrors out? Oh." Schala frowned as she read the name, clearly she didn't read it first before suggesting it.

"Why not? You don't get scared easily, right?" You actually didn't know whether or not she did, but... how bad could it be? Schala has faced down Lavos before, so any ridiculous man in a costume shouldn't be able to do anything to scare her, right?
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"R-right." Schala responded with uncertainty in her voice, and you didn't really know if you should go through with going into the tent. "No, no. I'm totally fine with stuff like this, so don't think you have to hold back for my sake, OK?" You... didn't even really want to go inside in the first place, but now you kind of felt obligated.

"Alright, let's go." You walked into the tent, only to find it... completely abandoned? "What the..." What a waste of time. It was just an empty tent? What was the...

"Eek!" Schala suddenly let out a sound of surprise and clutched onto you as a piece of fabric fluttered in the breeze. You just looked at the girl with a curious expression, which led to her quickly readjusting herself and standing up by herself. "My apologies, I tripped."

"Right." You didn't believe her, but saw no reason to let her know that. You turned around to leave the tent, only for the... entrance to be missing? "What the hell?" It was really gone. There wasn't even a seam that it could have been closed with! The world around you suddenly shifted away from being a tent, and into... a stone dungeon?

"An illusion?!" Schala sounded worried now, and it seemed like she was... standing closer to you than she normally did. "Who... who are you?!" You were actually kind of amused at how spooked Schala had gotten already.

"Huhahahahaha! Welcome, travelers! A floating face appeared in the center of the tent, with two disembodied hands moving erratically around it. "I am Norstein Bekkler, and this... is my dungeon!"

"Y-you don't scare me!" Schala was clutching onto your arm despite her words.

"Hoho? Maybe not, but... maybe this will!" The large portcullis suddenly opened with incredible speed, and out stepped two figures. It was... you and Schala? "Behold! Your perfect doppelgangers! Designed to perfectly mimic your every action!" Schala gasped with horror at the sight.

"Cool." You raised an arm and were impressed when the doppelganger did the same. "How did you make these, anyway? Magic?"

"R-Rettace! Get rid of them!" Schala was clearly freaking out for some reason, and you sighed.

"Schala... I thought you said that you wouldn't get scared?" You looked at the girl with a slight smirk on your face. "Look, they're harmless!" You walked up to the doppelganger of yourself and gave it a high-five with enough strength that it was blasted backwards. "See? Totally harmless. There's nothing to-"

KAKLUNK!

A trapdoor opened up beneath your feet, and you just looked downwards for a moment before you crossed your arms, levitating in place with a frown. "-to worry about."

"Oh... god..." You could hear some mumbling from behind one of the 'stone' walls. "Biggs... I... I think that might be him?"

"Oh no... that... that totally is him Wedge... and... isn't that the princess too?"

"Crap... I think you're right! What the hell is going on?!"
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"Hey!" The disembodied head reappeared from out of nowhere. "Outside of this guy completely ruining the show, what the hell are you idiots mumbling about?! You're ruining the show!" The head's hands pointed at the portion of the wall.

Two men in Zeal guard uniforms suddenly phased through the stone walls, continually taking glances at both you and Schala as they did. "Sorry boss, but... we know that guy... and that girl... she's the princess!" They both pointed at Schala, who looked astonished at the whole situation going down.

"No she's not the princess you buffoons! Princess Nadia's hair isn't blue!" Yeah, those two were those guys... the ones you knocked out back in Zeal, right? What were they doing in this era? Did they fall through some sort of time rift to get here?

"Haha..." Schala had started to laugh now. "Hahahahahahah!" She fell over backwards at the display. "This is... hilarious!" It turns out that in the end, the Tent of Horrors had managed to have the opposite effect on the Princess of Zeal.

"God damn it! Look what the two of you have done!" The angry face pointed angrily at the two men before it swerved to face you. "And you're no better, Mr. Gravity-Ignorer! When somebody opens up a trapdoor beneath you, it's a common courtesy to fall down it! Gah! You two... I'm docking your pay for this!" Norstein Bekkler was absolutely furious.

"But... you don't pay us?" The guards responded miserably, and you decided it was probably time to go. Lifting Schala, who was still suffering from a fit of laughter up from the floor in a princess carry, you slipped away from the tent by just walking right through the illusion of a stone wall that hid where the entrance you had walked through was. Illusions... what an interesting power. In fact, you couldn't help but wonder if that was a form of magic that you could utilize!

Finally, you had left the tent, and there was... some sort of commotion occurring in the main square. A large crowd was gathering for some reason. You set Schala down, making sure that she wasn't going to suffer from another uncontrollable fit of laughter. "You alright now?"

"Y-yeah... sorry, I... just wasn't expecting it to become so outlandish." Schala had clearly had a good time, where she was expecting to be terrified, she had been driven to tears by the silliness of the situation. You were sure under normal circumstances, that tent could've been truly terrifying though. "It seems like something big must be happening in the main square... should we go and check it out?" Schala also must've noticed that a crowd was forming.

>What will Rettace say?
>"Sure, why not?"
>"Nah, it's probably nothing important."
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5065662
>>"Sure, why not?"
No reason not to, and we may be able to take Melchior up on his offer as the Festival winds down.
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>>5065662
>"Sure, why not?"

Handholding
S-stop. This is a blue board!
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>>5065662
>Why not?
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>>5065662
>"Sure, why not?" Hold out your hand to her, so you don't get separated like last time, and... because you just like holding her hand.
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>>5065662
Switch >>5065675 to >>5065692
Yes. That's better.
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>>5065692
>>5065695
P-p-perverts!

Switch to support
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>>5065662
>>"Sure, why not?"
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>>5065674
Switching to
>>5065692
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>>5065662

>"Sure, why not?"
Also supporting: >>5065692
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Glad to see that my write-in ain't *too* cringe, lol.
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>>5066008
Too cringe? Anon, it's perfect!
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>>5065662
>>5065692
+1 ||lewd||

Schala is the cutest. Euca is the funniest. We should set Euca up with someone.
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>>5065662
>>5065692 +1
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>>5065662
>>5065692
+1

>>5066018
Euca is hilarious but who can we pair her with?
Not many Saiyans about unless you want Raditz.
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>>5066018
>>5066111
Does it have to be a Saiyan? I'm shipping her with Magus, personally.
>The Prince of Zeal and the Princess of Onisthena
>The Demon King and the half-oni
>Both devoted to their families
>She seeks strength in her partner and he is the strongest other than Rettace, who is now very obviously taken
>Her mother will be overjoyed to have part-god grandchildren
>He is a brooding loner while she is a confident, outgoing braggart
Their common values will bring them together. Their clashing personalities will keep it interesting.
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>>5066113
I suppose that might work out.
Euca is a fun character, but I get the terrible feeling she's going to be the team Jobber.
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If we do end up on Namek can we let the Ginyu Force live?
We're strong enough that they are basically non-threats right?
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>>5066259
They are loyal to Freeza and they will be enemies. I see no reason to murder them in cold blood if they can be spared without putting ourselves and those we care about in danger, but I also no reason to fight them explicitly non-lethally.

More important is the question of how to deal with Ginyu's bodyswapping. It'll come as a nasty surprise and I see no way to defend against it other than relying on Rettace's, or maybe Schala's, ability to see the future.
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>>5066281
I suppose we'll just need to figure out how to manipulate our own soul.
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>>5066281
>>5066298
This is why Haste and Teleport are great. 'Oh no, Ginyu's about to body change with me!' Blip.
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>>5066298
That would be some god tier magic, and we know that some form of soul magic is possible given what Baba does and how elder kai sacrificed his lifespan to bring a soul back to life
There would be a lot of benefits to magic that can manipulate souls, your own or that of others, I reckon...
Especially since in dragonball, souls are NEARLY indestructible and inexhaustible. The highest tiers of shit can still fuck 'em up of course, and they still experience pain, but compared to how they are in life? They have a lot more stamina and a lot less to worry about.
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"Sure, why not?" You held out your hand to Schala, and she only hesitated for a moment before she took it. Now there wasn't a chance that you'd be able to get separated from one another again, and... well, you couldn't quite place it, but for some reason, there was a part of you that enjoyed holding hands with the girl. You were sure that it was nothing, honestly.

The two of you walked to the central plaza, only to notice something of a commotion going on around... wait, Marle and Crono? For some reason, Crono had switched from his usual clothing to a far more impressive looking ceremonial suit of armor, and Marle was wearing a far more extravagant dress than she normally wore. You crept closer to the two of them, and noticed that the official celebrations seemed to finally be starting. Fireworks exploded in the sky, confetti fell down onto everything, and everyone around was just dancing or having a good time. Eventually, you and Schala had gotten close enough to the two that you could overhear them talking.

"I can't believe they made us wear this." Marle frowned as she looked at her fancy dress. "I should be able to wear what I want! I'm the princess, right?" You might have imagined it, but for a moment, you could've sworn you heard Schala almost start laughing again after hearing that. The girl was clearly in a very comedic mood after what had just happened in the Tent of Horrors.

"Well, Marle, you're the one who had the idea to tell your father that you were going to marry me! What did you think he was going to do?" Crono asked the girl, clearly he didn't mind wearing the armor nearly as much as Marle did. In fact, he almost appeared to appreciate the outfit he was wearing! Of course, it's not like the ceremonial armor looked at all bad or was awkward to move around in like Marle's dress, so it was understandable.

"I thought he'd just let me go about my normal business and do whatever I want." Marle admitted. "I didn't think that he'd dedicate the entire damn festival to our engagement!" Marle sounded annoyed at how things had played out. Though... she was going to marry Crono? You knew that the two had gotten along well with one another, but you had never realized that the two were planning to marry. Maybe you shouldn't have spent so much time training and you might've figured it out... but as it was, this was kind of sudden. Good for them!

Crono looked as if he was going to say something else, but he just bit his tongue and remained quiet. It was also quite obvious that the celebrations were focused on the newly engaged princess and... you actually didn't really know enough about Crono to give him a proper descriptor... hero...? You supposed that it would probably be most accurate to call Crono a hero, he did end up helping to save the future, after all... though that also applied to everyone in the group... ah well.
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The two of them had a path being made for them by the celebrating festival-goers, clearly recognizing the princess now that she was wearing an actual dress. For a moment you considered greeting the two of them, but you decided to hold off on it, instead just following them from the shadows while holding Schala's hand... there wasn't really much of a reason for you to want to remain secretive asides from not wanting to interrupt, and it was pretty clear that wherever the newly engaged couple was heading would probably end up being the focus of the night.

"Rettace... what are we doing?" Schala didn't quite seem to understand what you were up to, and it was mostly your curiosity that was driving you right now... of course, you'd be a liar if you said that you didn't just think it was amusing to follow them without them having noticed you were so close. It wasn't something that you could do on people who could sense energy, at least not without bringing your own level of energy down to a pitiful level in order to avoid detection, so it was a little bit of fun.

"Following those two, obviously. It's obvious that the fair is going to revolve around them now, didn't you hear what Marle said? They're engaged!" You were pretty much just having fun at this point, even if you hadn't spoken to him all too much because of your focus on training and his... quiet nature, Crono was still technically one of your comrades. Hell, you'd help not only save the future of this planet, but by stopping Lavos once and for all, you'd stopped a threat that could've ended up endangering all of history!

"I guess you're right... but..." Schala didn't sound as certain about following Crono and Marle for some reason, but she didn't protest as you followed them around the fair, you didn't know where your Saiyan allies had gotten off to after you ended up separating from them, they were probably having a good time somewhere else.

"Come on! Look, they're going up those stairs!" You quickly rushed up a set of stairs and Schala lost her train of thought. As you rushed after Crono and Marle, you swore you could've seen Lucca's father dancing with a woman among the revelers, his wife, you guessed.
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Upon getting up the stairs, you saw the King and the Chancellor waiting for Crono and Marle to get to a large stone structure, there was a bell floating nearby using the power of hundreds of balloons that had been tied to the heavy lump of metal. "Princess Nadia!" The Chancellor spoke up. "Hero Crono!" He addressed both of them. "By order of King Guardia XXXIII, the two of you are to have your engagement commemorated by the replacement for Leene's bell!" The King remained silent as he watched the ceremony, and you just stood behind a stone wall with the rest of the gathered crowd. Looks like the cat was really out of the bag for Crono and Marle's relationship now, thanks to the king, it would appear. Though it wasn't like King Guardia was doing a bad thing by making such a show of the engagement, after all, to most people in this country, Crono's engagement to Marle might be seen as inappropriate... of course, you didn't actually know how the nobility of this planet worked, so you could be wrong.

"Nadia... if you would, would you..." The king spoke as he gestured towards the bell that was floating in the air using the balloons. It was honestly quite impressive that they had managed to get so many balloons that they could lift such a heavy looking bell.

"Of course, father." Marle nodded her head respectfully towards her father as she approached the bell and led it towards the base it was to be placed on. After a few moments of fumbling with the bell, she 'jumped' suspiciously high up and had successfully managed to hook it into place, but... "Oh no!" Marle sounded like she was trying her best to pretend she was panicked. "The balloons! I am caught in the balloons!" Her voice was almost robotic as she lied through her teeth and allowed the balloons to start taking her into the air, the weight of the bell no longer dragging them down. "Ahem." She actually coughed as she looked at Crono, who hesitated for a moment before finally springing into action, grabbing onto the string tying the balloons all together and holding Marle in his free arm as the balloons took to the sky.

"I... can't stop us from going up!" Crono lied, suppressing a laugh. Of course, both of them could fly thanks to your training, so what they were doing right now was clearly just an excuse to get away from the Millennium Fair for some time to be alone.

You had a smirk on your face as you watched Marle and Crono disappear into the sky, and they floated off out of sight. As they did, fireworks started to go off, illuminating the night's sky with flashes of color and sparks.

>>What will Rettace do?
>Stay here and watch the fireworks with Schala.
>Try to get everyone together.
>Find a better vantage point to watch the fireworks.
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5067015
>Stay and watch the fireworks.
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>>5067015
>Find a better vantage point to watch the fireworks.
Lucca's parents dancing, Crono and Marle engaged, that was nice to see. And Marle had the right idea. Let's ditch the crowd, I'm sure Schala would want to be alone with us too.
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>>5067015
>Find a better vantage point to watch the fireworks.
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>>5067015
>Find a better vantage point to watch the fireworks.
Does this mean we'll need to start calling him Prince Crono?
King Crono?
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>>5067036
That's Prince Crono and future King Crono Guardia the Quiet to you, pleb.

On that same note, will we be Prince Rettace Zeal in time? There's a pretty ridiculous amount of royalty in this party, now that I think about it.
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>>5067039
We do have a lot of royalty around.
Our faction also might be getting too big. I think if we do end up doing Namek and fighting Freeza, we should only take the full blooded Saiyans to the fight.
Leave everyone else on the ship in orbit or something.
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>>5067015
>Find a better vantage point to watch the fireworks.
>>5067039
Rettace Zeal, Prince of the Saiyans, the Kaioshin and the Enlightened Men, Father of gods.
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>>5067067
We should leave some people to guard the ship, but I don't see why we would refuse the help of those willing and able to fight at our side. We'll be gimping ourselves for no reason.
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>>5067100
Cast bloat?
I just don't see Magus or Lucca or Schala or Robo playing off of Freeza's troops all that well from a story perspective.
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>>5067103
Why not? We helped them save their world, they'll help us avenge ours.
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>>5067015
>Find a better vantage point to watch the fireworks.
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>>5067015
>Find a better vantage point to watch the fireworks
Bring Schala, though, if she wants. Maybe we can fly somewhere nice and cozy with a good view?
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>>5067039
He’s going to be called Prince Cronsort.
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>>5067015
>Stay here and watch the fireworks with Schala.

YOU IMBECILES ARE FORGETTING SCHALA! YOU DARE DISMISS THE WAIFU?!
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>>5067276
>>5067310
I assumed it went without saying that we'd take her along. There's no point at all in finding a nice quite spot if she's not with us.
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>>5067317
True, but the only vote with her name in it is the one that says stay.
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"Shall we... go somewhere better to watch the fireworks, Schala? I'm sure I can find us a better vantage point if I were to fly us some place." The fireworks were nice, not that impressive considering you could make a larger light-show with your own power, but... that wasn't exactly the point of the show anyway. Even if you could theoretically create a larger display with your own powers, your own energy was limited to only green and occasionally white sometimes, so it wouldn't be nearly as much of a spectacle as the dozens of colorful explosions going off in the sky in that regard.

"That... sounds nice." Schala nodded, and you held her hand as the two of you walked quickly away to find a good place to view the fireworks. When you were sure nobody was watching, you took to the air with Schala, and after a short amount of looking around from up high, you managed to find some sort of park bench that was further away from the main festival, so there were very few people around, it was illuminated by a single lamp post that seemed almost out of place where it had been placed.

The two of you sat there on the bench with one another for a while, still holding hands with each other even though there was no chance of getting separated from each other at this point. You flung your head back and sighed. "You know... this is nice."

"Hmm?" Schala tilted her head as she looked at you.

"It's... nice to be able to focus on something other than fighting once in a while, y'know?" It was an unbelievable sentiment for a Saiyan to have, but it was undeniable that you felt somewhat... relieved that you were done with fighting for at least a little while. "It's... not exactly a very Saiyan-like trait to have, but..." You scratched the back of your head. "Sometimes I feel like there's just... more to life than fighting." This wasn't really something that you could tell your squad, you did of course still find fighting exhilarating, but... you had learned a good lesson from your time on Temperus. You didn't fight simply because you enjoyed fighting like some Saiyans did, but... because you wanted to protect something. Your squad, your allies, this planet, and eventually, history itself. All of these were things that you wanted to protect... these feelings... were not normal, for a Saiyan. Even if you were taught to care for your squad as if they were family, it wasn't considered natural to grow so attached to things like this.
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Schala squeezed your hand tighter. "I... won't pretend to know a lot about the Saiyans, but... from what I've seen of your race, between you, your friends, and that man from my vision... you're a race of proud noble warriors." Schala looked up to the sky. "Warriors who saved an entire planet from obliteration at the hands of a menace like Lavos. It might not be normal for your race, I don't know, but to the people of this planet, to Crono, Marle, Lucca, Robo, Glenn, Ayla, Janus and... to me as well, you're a true hero." She turned and smiled warmly at you.

"I..." You looked away from Schala, unable to think of the right words to say to the girl, but as you turned from her, you noticed something quite disturbing in the sky, your eyes widened as you spotted the object. "Schala... that's... not part of the display, do you think?" In the distance, a large burning object was streaking down towards the ground, primed to hit the middle of the fair! What was that thing!?

Schala gasped as she saw the object. "W-we need to do something! If we don't, the entire fair is going to be wiped out in the explosion!"

>>What will Rettace do?
>Ask Schala if she can use your Ki to convert into magic to stop it.
>Fly into the path of the object to stop it.
>Teleport over to the object and try to stop it.
>Use Double Haste first before racing over to the falling object to stop it!
>Other(Write-in)
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>>5067490
>Use Double Haste first before racing over to the falling object to stop it!
I think this is the best way to get a "running start" to try to slow down whatever's coming. We don't want to destroy it because the fragments would still fall and smash the fair.
We should also fire off a few "warning shots" a bit away from it to get our squad's attention.
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>>5067490
>>Use Double Haste first before racing over to the falling object to stop it!
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>>5067490
>Ask Schala if she can use your Ki to convert into magic to stop it.
Double Haste is our next best bet, but I'm worried about it disintegrating in our hands and raining down fire. Schala was able to stop Lavos's beam, she'll certainly be able to stop this.
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>>5067503
I tend to agree. I'm not sure how much telekineses our ki control or magic grant us, but we haven't evinced great command of that technique.

>>5067490
>Ask Schala if she can use your Ki to convert into magic to stop it.

If she cannot...
>Teleport over to the object and try to stop it.
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>>5067509
I will support.
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>>5067490
I'll add

If she cannot...
>Teleport over to the object and try to stop it.

to my vote at >>5067503
I doubt it'll be needed, but why not?

It's really a shame we were interrupted when we did. And Gaspar probably went through all this trouble to give us a convenient bench and lamp post...
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>>5067490
>Use Double Haste first before teleporting over to stop the object to stop it as fast as possible.
Why use one of our movement techs when we can use both? :V
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