[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Search] [Home]
Board
Settings Home
/qst/ - Quests


Name
Spoiler?[]
Options
Comment
Verification
4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
File[]
Draw Width Height
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.
  • Additional supported file types are: PDF
  • Roll dice with "dice+numberdfaces" in the options field (without quotes).
  • There are 51 posters in this thread.

05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
06/20/16New 4chan Banner Contest with a chance to win a 4chan Pass! See the contest page for details.
[Hide] [Show All]


Attention: All work safe boards are soon going to be on the 4channel.org domain.

For now, all boards are accessible through either domain.

Make sure to update your script blockers and whitelist the new domain.

The 4chan Vtuber Competition is over. Click here to see the winning entry!




Archive:

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tuffle%20Quest

>You are Son Peppa, the Tuffle-Saiyan hybrid daughter of two of Earth's Champions, Maple and Goku

>"Canon" has taken a radical shift from the series' norm, you’re just one part of it, and things could go even further off the rails from here

>Mechanics in the pastebin here: https://pastebin.com/7rCEACHT

>Let's all try to have some fun, ok?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj5PGIqnaFs

Last time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Kai! You and Cocoa met up with Officer Akai Tomato to investigate ninja activity at a local movie studio, managing to find and capture one that was undercover as an actor! But upon realizing that another ninja lurked there, you tried to locate him, only to end up tricked and humiliated as the ninja got away. Meanwhile, Gohan trained with Pantea and managed to break through his limits into Super Saiyan 3, while Izumi fought and defeated a Super Saiyan by the name of Onio! After setting another trap for the ninjas at the Crane School Dojo, you and Keli discuss a lead on the Crane School traitor, as well as something quite a bit more personal. Can you finally uncover the truth behind this ninja plot before the Tournament begins? Good luck, Peppa!
>>
File: Alena-nohat.jpg (65 KB, 450x483)
65 KB
65 KB JPG
>>3036319
You adjust the goggles on your head, then tug at them gently and bring them down to your eyes. A soft snap confirms that they fit snugly, perfectly! You look at yourself in the mirror. Yeah. Yeah they definitely look cool. Hmm... cool now, but...? Well, only one way to find out! You transform into a Super Saiyan, then look yourself over again. Yeah. Yeah definitely cool. And hey, the hair tie’s holding much better than usual. Gotta thank Bulma for that one.

There’s a knock on your door. “Peppa, it’s mom. You decent?”

“Come in.” you reply, powering back down.

Maple opens the door. “So, I’ve done a lot of looking into this. Here’s what I’ve found.” She places a few pages on your desk, pouting a little as she has to brush aside some of the junk you’ve left on it to make space. Eheh. Woops. “From Beelzebub, we know this M-symbol is related to the disappearance of Demon King Dabura several hundred years ago. Baba and I haven’t been able to locate where the person who put it on his head is, but we suspect that he’s on Earth somewhere already, hence him bringing Giru here.”

You cross your arms. “Hrmn. Hiding his presence on Earth somehow. What about Giru himself?”

“That’s the real mystery so far.” Your mom points to the next sheet. “Giru is potentially related to Baby, somehow. We haven’t been able to trace his planet of origin just yet, but Bulma and I have set up a map of planets we know that he was on previously. We could follow that course and search for clues some time. I’d... rather we take this to him than he eventually come to us, given what I heard from your brother’s future self.”

“Some kind of grand tour of the cosmos, huh?” you ask aloud. Then, with a pout, you add “Hey, how come my counterpart never got to come along?”

Maple giggles. “Oh I’m sure she wanted to. Maybe next time we meet Buula or any of her Time Patrollers, you can ask them.”

“Fine, fine...” You’d have a TON of questions for her. You. Whatever it is.

“Now, closer to home again, these ninja...” Maple moves up the next sheet. “Launch was able to get some things out of him. That pill?” She gives you an uneasy look. “...Some kind of drug that’s never been seen before. Complex cocktail of cassava-derived cyanide, botulinum toxin, mercury, and other trace toxins that appear to be designed specifically to cause severe deterioration of brain tissue. At best, he’d be in a coma if he ingested it. More likely...”

You feel your stomach turn. “I-I had no idea...”

“Haven’t been able to get much out of him aside from assurance that ‘we know nothing’ and how ‘they will not take this lying down.’ It seems that he believe he’ll become a target of assassination himself, for being captured.”She shakes her head. “Though... he didn’t seem to know who Kougeki was. Not directly, at least.” Maple seems... a little uncomfortable, her hand shaking slightly.

(cont.)
>>
File: huh.png (171 KB, 350x469)
171 KB
171 KB PNG
>>3036322
“Mom, what’s wrong?”

“A part of me is starting to think that, whatever that is, it might not actually be directly related to another one of Towa’s schemes.” she states, moving her hand off the paper. “And... I’ve been thinking about what that could really mean.”

...Ah. Ahh. You try to distract her train of thought. “What about this last one?”

“Right, right! So, last we have the Air Pirates mentioned from the pair that Izumi captured.” She moves the paper to you. “IF they have a Dragon Ball, it’s not showing up on the Radar. Which could help explain why the rest aren’t showing up on the Radar.”

“So... lot of leads, but each one seems to go off in its own direction.” You rub your chin. “What’s the plan here, then?”

“Week away from the Tournament. A bunch of us have decided try and look into these, see if we can get one of them wrapped up before it starts.” Your mother rubs the side of her head. “I’m going to work with Baba some more to dig up information on this symbol. Raditz wants to check with a few of his PTO contacts about the planets that Giru’s been to. Launch is still doing some questioning, and apparently Videl has asked to help her. Izumi meanwhile is on the hunt for those Air Pirates with your uncle.”

“What about dad and Gohan?”

Mom laughs. “Gohan’s asked your dad to train some more. Seems finally getting to the next level’s really motivating him.”

>A. Would you mind if I tag along with you, mom?
>B. Well, most of this started with Giru, I’d like to follow that through first
>C. I’m gonna go check on this ninja guy then, see if I can help Launch a bit
>D. The Air Pirates are the most immediate lead, I’m going to help Izzy and uncle Acer
>E. You know... training with dad and Gohan wouldn’t be too bad
>F. Something else?

Pick one, please.
>>
File: Spoiler Image (263 KB, 960x540)
263 KB
263 KB PNG
>>3036324
>C. I’m gonna go check on this ninja guy then, see if I can help Launch a bit
>>
>>3036324
>D. The Air Pirates are the most immediate lead, I’m going to help Izzy and uncle Acer
>F
Can we ask Maple about getting an outfit set for the Tournament? Before we leave that is.
>>
>>3036324
Supporting this >>3036337
Hi Kato!
>>
File: 9Lk0Xjp.gif (1.88 MB, 320x135)
1.88 MB
1.88 MB GIF
>>3036337
>Can we ask Maple about getting an outfit set for the Tournament?
>>
Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>3036324
Hmm. C. will probably give us a clearer lead (plus we can make sure they're not targeting Cocoa), while D. sounds like it will give more immediate answers on one of the bigger questions. Leaving it up to the dice then.

1 = C
2 = D
>>
>>3036356
C it is then.
>>
Rock paper scissors for it!
>>
>>3036344
Hello anon.

Next C or D calls it then.
>>
Ha ha, time for more clues! I have my tools ready.

>D. The Air Pirates are the most immediate lead, I’m going to help Izzy and uncle Acer
>>
>>3036324
>D. The Air Pirates are the most immediate lead, I’m going to help Izzy and uncle Acer
>>
Maple is such a huge help. Big things already in motion. At some point we should help her out with her research, and see if we can alleviate some of that guilt/fear she's feeling.
Baba's helpful but not always the best at reassuring.
>>
File: IzumiDOWEOJaVoAAr6np.jpg (16 KB, 320x120)
16 KB
16 KB JPG
>>3036324
While trying to ask the captured ninja some questions yourself might be fairly enlightening towards the whole situation, you’re not quite sure you can manage more than what Launch has already done. You pick up the sheet of paper with information on the Air Pirates on it. “I think I’d be the biggest help on this one. It’s got some more immediate answers waiting. I’m going to help Izzy and uncle Acer.”

Maple nods. “Okay Peppa. You know where I am if you need anything.”

“Ghost Pepper is on the case!” you declare with a goofy salute.

She laughs in response, ruffling your hair. “Those goggles aren’t a bad look on you, you know.”

“Thanks.” ...Hmm. Maybe later, might be worth asking mom about a proper outfit to go with it. Maybe after this. “I’ll be off, mom! Take care!”

“You behave yourself.”

The both of you nod, then place your fingers on your respective foreheads, and teleport away. You appear next to your uncle and cousin, the two of them on a mountaintop. “Nine kilomet- ah!” Acer moves back, startled slightly. “Oh, Peppa! Give some warning next time.”

“Sorry, sorry. Mind if I help the two of you a bit?”

Izzy crosses her arms, raising an eyebrow. “Sure you don’t have anything more important?”

“Well, mom told me what everyone else is up to, and I figured that this is the most immediate path to any answers on this whole thing. So again, do you guys mind if I help?”

Acer shrugs. “Eh, sure. Kiddo, why don’t you tell her what we’re up to?”

“Dad and I have narrowed down a flight pattern for the pirates. They’ll be traveling close to here, apparently on a way towards West City.” the blonde girl explains. “From what we’ve seen on the Scouters, they seem to be machines or cyborgs of some sort, with a small amount of normal crew.”

“Speak of the devil.” Acer comments aloud. “Make that eight kilometers away.”

You see a speck in the distance that slowly becomes larger... and larger... and larger. Oh. Oh wow that’s a big airship. It cuts through the skies, a purple and grey... something. Even accompanied by a small fleet of other aircraft. That... how has this not been noticed sooner? It starts to ascend even higher as it approaches. Guess it hides above the cloudtops? Still, it’s huge! Who even has the money for something like that?

Your uncle whistles. “Well. That’s going to be a smidge harder to get into.”

>A. Let’s sneak in, then. I can try and locate someone via Instant Transmission, we go to them and infiltrate from there
>B. Frontal assault? Frontal assault!
>C. Not sensing a lot of strong people onboard, what do the Scouters say?
>D. Something else?
>>
>D. We haven't had time to hang out for a while. Girl time is important!
>C.
Regardless of if sneaking or blasting, take it in with a cool head.
>>
>>3036409
Definitely, just maybe after we know what the ninjas are after. Do like that she's still active.

>>3036423
>C & A.
Also >>3036430
>>
>>3036423
>D. How long is a kilometer? Eh, whatever, how many miles is that? Way easier to remember, "Five Tomatoes," y'know?
>>
>>3036456
You're not as funny as you think you are.
>>
>>3036457
There's two ways to teach a Saiyan:
1. Fighting
2. Food
>>
>>3036463
Peppa is half-Tuffle.
>>
>>3036464
And Tuffles are a tenth of our size. A decimeter to us would be their meter.
>>
>>3036473
You're not funny period.
>>
>>3036464
How do you reckon Tuffles were geniuses? They have like two super scientists, that's one less than humanity. They could be just like humans but short and stout.
>>
Why do you ask stupid questions when you know the answer is right in front of you?
>>
>>3036513
Shit, I forgot about Dr. Slump.

Okay, humans:
Dr. Briefs
Bulma Briefs (she have a phD?)
Dr. Wheelo
Dr. Kochin
Dr. Gero
Dr. Frappe
Dr. Slump

Tuffles:
Dr. Raichi
Dr. Myuu

That's 7-2 humanity has over space smurfs.
>>
File: Spopovich.png (1.64 MB, 1600x900)
1.64 MB
1.64 MB PNG
Please stop.

>>3036423
“Okay, AM sensing some things, but no one very strong. Scouters say anything?” you ask our Uncle.

Acer looks up as the airship ascends. “Surprisingly high range. Getting a little interference, but strongest clocks in at... 1 million, average though seems to be much lower. Around 50,000. Still pretty high all things considered.”

“Not much of a threat then.” Izumi comments confidently.

“No reason to let our guard down though.” your uncle adds.

You crack your knuckles. “Then best course of action is to sneak in and infiltrate, then. Instant Transmission can do that.”

“Best to pick the person closest to the highest reading then. Probably their leader.” Izzy adds.

You chuckle. “Almost always is. Gotta have the big boss who’s the strongest and whatever. Okay, grab on.”

Acer and Izumi hold on to your shoulders as you focus on a Ki signature, Acer commenting where the highest reading on his Scouter is. You teleport there and arrive in a poorly lit lab, finding a pair of humans, the both of them looking exceptionally muscle-bound, one tall and fit while the other looking like he’s been roiding up, with a smaller cyborg man in a lab coat talking with them. They don’t notice the three of you immediately, and that roided man seems... familiar. That long hair, and his voice espe- ...wait a second.

“THEN HURRY UP, DOC! NORMAL PEOPLE, PEOPLE THAT WALK THE STREETS EVERY DAY, CANNOT UNDERSTAND! WHEN THE ULTI-”

“Spopovich, company!” the less bulked up one exclaims.

The two of them turn to face you, the cyborg doctor leaping in surprise. “INTRUDERS! GET THEM!”

>A. Knock the three of ‘em out
>B. Knock the humans out, interrogate scientist.
>C. Uncle Acer, point me in the direction of the tough guy, I’ll confront him
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3036551
Sorry. No girl time? Ah well.

>B.
>D.
Chat with Izzy a bit.
>>
>>3036529
I just wanna act goofy every once in a while, saying imbecile things that make other characters grab their nose or develop those anime sweatdrops, going "why are they like that?"

>>3036551
>D. Look over your shoulder at these intruders, you didn't even detect them!
>>
>>3036551
B. Knock the humans out, interrogate scientist.
D. Have Acer keep focused on the large power

If it tries to bolt, maybe go together after it with Izzy?
>>
File: pilafbox.png (631 KB, 909x510)
631 KB
631 KB PNG
>>3036551
>B. Knock the humans out, interrogate scientist.

Also wouldn't Pilaf know how to block the radar signal?
>>
Rolled 8, 15, 13 = 36 (3d20)

>>3036562
Just give it a bit.

Okay, roll me 2d20, best of three. DC is 10 for both.
>>
Rolled 11, 7 = 18 (2d20)

>>3036584
>>
File: 1541721161086.jpg (227 KB, 972x1200)
227 KB
227 KB JPG
Rolled 12, 17 = 29 (2d20)

>>3036584
>>
Rolled 7, 1 = 8 (2d20)

>>3036584
>>
Rolled 6, 14, 5 = 25 (3d20)

>>3036585
>>3036588
>>3036589
Well, you passed! Writing...
>>
>>3036589
Crapbaskets.
>>
>>3036593
Hey, you know what they call woodwind instruments on Namek? Isekais.
>>
>>3036626
...

That's actually kinda clever, and on topic.

Good job.
>>
>>3036551
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2RIy4uEDY0

“I remember yooouuuu.” you comment with a smirk as the big guy lunges. You step out of the way, causing him to crash into the wall behind you, Izzy spinning and snapping her fingers to destroy the cameras above you all. “You were that guy up at Wheelo’s lab a few years ago.”

He stands up, roaring. “YOU INTERFERED WITH MY PATHWAYS OF COMMUNICATION TO THE WARRIORS!” He then makes this... bizarre snorting sound, like he’s an angry bull. He then starts to... oh. Right. Ki blast. He can do that.

“NOT IN THE LAB!” the cyborg doctor yells.

“YOU MUST SHOW NO MERCY!” Spopovich yells out, firing at you... and you deflect it easily, unimpressed.

Izumi freezes the scientist as he tries to run, and you place your hands on your hips, tail swaying behind you as he tries to charge up again. “Buddy. Buddy. You’ve got to remember how this went down when I was just a kid, you-”

“DODONPA!” the other man shouts... not hitting you, but rather, hitting something on the wall. An alarm sounds. Woops. As he tries to run, you dash over to him, tripping him with your tail and flinging him at Spopovich, hard enough they go THROUGH a wall.

“So all of us heard that, right?” you ask Izzy and your uncle. Dodonpa. And the big guy mentioned a “Warrior.” Hmm. HMM.

“Heard it. Looks like people are on the move though.” Acer declares. “I’ve got a lock on the big guy.”

(cont.)
>>
File: Izumi-ugh.jpg (31 KB, 480x360)
31 KB
31 KB JPG
>>3036670
Izzy moves over to the scientist guy. “A couple new... ‘friends’ I made seem to know you. You ever hear of a guy named ‘Suppaman?’”

“How do these bozos know Crane School techniques?” you grill next.

“What makes you think I would tell the two of you brats anything?!” the cyborg scientist shouts.

Izzy shrugs. “I mean, you can wait until after we crash this thing in a few minutes. Your choice.”

“W-WHAT?!”

“Nah, bet the lab’s got all sorts of important gear all around it.” You look around. Various screens lit up with data on cybernetic enhancements, bionic limbs and the like, and a few samples of it scattered around. “Loooot of it seems really expensive.”

“You brats!”

Izumi looks down at him. “Suppaman. Met him?”

He glares back at her, his eyes making a mechanical whirling noise. “No.”

“Those two, ninjas?” you point your thumb back at Spopovich and his friend.

“Tch. What do you care? Not like you know any more than we do.”

You grin wide. “You’ve been a big help then!”

“Wait what?”

Izzy tilts her head. “So they aren’t actually in league with one another. These guys definitely need to be interrogated later.” She places her hands together and blasts forth a jet of icy water, freezing the two in place.

“Hey, that’s a cool new trick!” You then elbow her in the arm. “Eh? Eh?” Your cousin glares at you. “...Oh come on, it was funny.”

“This is why we don’t hang out.” she grumbles under her breath, facepalming.

You fake a pout. “Oh come on, you’re smiling.”

“And I hate it.” Izumi growls. Trying to change the subject, she asks her father, “Dad, how many converging on our position?”

“A dozen so far.”

>A. Izzy, let’s head towards the big guy! Uncle, can you keep this area secure?
>B. Well, they know we’re coming, might as well charge up there!
>C. Spopovich, other guy, tell me your ninja secrets!
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3036672
>C.
Acer can hold off anyone who's coming, Ninja Spopovich (and Yamu?) is new.
>>
>>3036672
>C. Spopovich, other guy, tell me your ninja secrets!
>D. Something else?
Does Acer have Samma Ditthi? Maybe he should scry or use his telepathy if the two don't budge.
>>
Hey, is that Xenoverse guy still around? I wanna request a majin that looks like it absorbed Maple.
>>
>>3036710
Only if Kato needs it.
>>
>>3036769
https://youtu.be/KNXw3RaRKBA
>>
>>3036777
You're still not funny.
>>
>>3036802
Huh?
>>
>>3036672
>>C. Spopovich, other guy, tell me your ninja secrets!
>>
File: glare.png (26 KB, 203x168)
26 KB
26 KB PNG
>>3036672
You move over to Spopovich and the other guy, the two of them finally coming to. “Soooo. Mind telling me all your ninja secrets? Like the secret to REAL ultimate power?”

Spopovich makes this... bizarre sound as he starts to respond. “AYAYAYAYA... THE SPIRIT OF THE WARRIOR WILL RUN FOREVER! THE FREQUENCIES IN MY HEAD ARE NOT KNOWN TO THE NORMALS!”

You can only let out a flat “What.” in response. Looking to the other guy, you ask, “...Hhhhow about you, bud? Let’s start with the simple. You got a name, or would you rather me come up with one?”

“Yamu.” he grunts, struggling against the ice. “I know who you are, Son Peppa.”

“I mean, a lot of people do.” you chuckle. “So, Yamu, what is your deal?”

His eyes narrow. “My partner may be obtuse, but he is correct. You know nothing of the Warrior. You never will.”

“Right. So, this actually IS some guy? Is that what you’re collecting the Dragon Balls for?” You cross your arms as Acer knocks down a bunch of cyborgs trying to enter the lab. “What is your deal?”

“We seek to learn from and correct mistakes.” Yamu states cryptically. “We will come for the final one soon enough.”

“He’s stalling.” Izumi tells you. “You’re not the only one of this clan here, are you?”

Yamu’s silent. Crrrap.

>A. Izumi, go after the big guy! I need to get something else out of him, some kind of lead!
>B. I’m quickest, I’ll go get the big guy! Keep Yamu talking!
>C. Izumi, with me! Let’s get that Dragon Ball!
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3036839
>D. Hey Izzy, you know any lightning? We could defibrillate him and probe his mind while he's momentarily dead.
>>
>>3036839
time for a showdown
b. B all the way
>>
>>3036839
>C.
Two heads are better than one!
>>
File: pepzi.png (3 KB, 248x203)
3 KB
3 KB PNG
>>3036839
>C. Izumi, with me! Let’s get that Dragon Ball!
>D. Something else?
if this 'Warrior' finds us, I suggest we try fusion.
>>
Rolled 4, 14, 6 = 24 (3d20)

Okay! Roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 11 for both!
>>
Rolled 7, 20 = 27 (2d20)

>>3036871
>>
Rolled 15, 14 = 29 (2d20)

>>3036871
>>
Rolled 1, 1 = 2 (2d20)

>>3036871
Rolling!
>>
File: 1479250922962.jpg (55 KB, 712x400)
55 KB
55 KB JPG
>>3036882
How
>>
File: 1468705664587.jpg (80 KB, 600x450)
80 KB
80 KB JPG
>>3036882
>>
>>3036882
You're hilarious.
>>
File: Videl_Ponytail.jpg (15 KB, 334x334)
15 KB
15 KB JPG
Rolled 13, 4, 18 = 35 (3d20)

>>3036872
>>3036873
>>3036882
...The good news is you passed both! Writing...
>>
File: download (19).jpg (6 KB, 275x183)
6 KB
6 KB JPG
>>3036887
I hear distant bleating.
>>
Spopovich is Tuffle Kryptonite.
Let's try not to destroy everything and be blindsided by another Majin this time.
>>
File: Pirate_Robot_3_(DBO).png (103 KB, 183x228)
103 KB
103 KB PNG
>>3036839
“Izzy, if they’re on the move, we need to catch them! Come on, let’s take ‘em down!” You power up and head out, knocking a pair of massive robots to the- ...wait a second those heads are familiar. They’re just like that pirate robot’s over at Capsule Corp! What the...? Wait, no, FOCUS! Your cousin bolts past you and you follow her, Acer directing the two of you telepathically.

You both fly past what seems to be a massive aircraft hangar, several ships with pirate marks on them hanging from above as cyborg guards try to stop the two of you, with you and Izzy dodging them as you reach an elevator shaft, flying up and past a couple muscle-bound mechanical men that try to stop you. You reach where Acer says the big boss is. All right, confrontation time!

(cont.)
>>
File: Spoiler Image (204 KB, 600x683)
204 KB
204 KB PNG
>>3036969
https://youtu.be/tv2m5aL8ZBo

Izzy sneaks along ahead of you, with the two of you flanking the entrance to the room. You place your ear to the door. “...ive stars. Yes, this is the real deal.” a voice comments. Seems to be... a woman’s voice?

“What about your lackeys?” a louder, more mechanical one adds in.

“If they’re not off the ship by now they’re as good as lost. They know what awaits them.” the first voice replies. “...I believe our business is done.”

The second one seems to grumble. “So long as your payment is good. You better not back out of this deal, or we WILL find you.”

“Our lady has guaranteed such a thing will not come to pass, but you and any devil or alien may try.” she responds confidently. “Before I leave, there is one more thing I must do...”

“What do you... what is that?”

You feel... a strange presence. Familiar. Some odd power coming from the room. Whoever else is in there she’s hiding her Ki well, but the You and Izumi nod at each other. Better not let her get out of here with the Dragon Ball. Together, the two of you kick down the door. “Sorry, change of plans! Your flight home is-”

“KIKOHO!” the lady yells out, you and Izzy trying to dodge the attack. She manages it, though you’re forced to guard in order to tank it.

“Okay WHAT THE HECK!?” you exclaim... then see a dark aura surrounding the lady, finally getting a good look at her. She seems to have pale skin like Chiaotzu, if slightly bluer, dressed in more eastern garb, though in all black, and on her head... one of those talismans. You see her body... jerk around unnaturally.

Next to her is a massive man with a mechanical claw arm and other clearly cybernetic parts sticking from his body. Worse... he has one of those talismans on his head too. He leaps at you and grapples you with his claw arm, trying to crush you. You power up more, surprised by his sudden strength, and break free of his grip, destroying his claw arm in the process, Izumi leaping in to remove the talisman from his head. You knock him away, but the lady has already blasted a hole in the window. She’s trying to make a run for it!

>A. If you leave, lady, I’ll follow you, right back home. That what you want?
>B. Knock her down and keep her from running!
>C. Go for the talisman!
>D. Grab her and teleport her elsewhere! To anyone who can help you restrain her!
>E. Something else?
>>
>>3036973
>E.
Combine our wind magic with Izumi's new combo ice spell to freeze all three. It'll slow'em down at least.
>>
>>3036982
freeze both* don't know why i counted three.
>>
>>3036973
Well. We know what it does now. Also shit, the Tribeam?

Supporting >>3036982
Then
>C.
>>
>>3036973
I like >>3036982, but it might be easier just to ice over the window and go for C, while Izzy handles the big guy.
>>
Rolled 10, 9, 2 = 21 (3d20)

Okay! Roll me 3d20, best of three! DC is 13 for all!
>>
Rolled 3, 14, 20 = 37 (3d20)

>>3036995
If we ice the window she might just break it again.

>>3037002
Making up for last time!
>>
File: 1541652494975.jpg (19 KB, 400x218)
19 KB
19 KB JPG
Rolled 19, 7, 4 = 30 (3d20)

>>3037002
Load up the rocket fuel for Destrucity.
>>
Rolled 6, 9, 8 = 23 (3d20)

>>3037002
>>
>>3037007
It would only need to last a moment to cross the distance, but it looks like things might pan out. Good rolls.
>>
File: 5802362i.jpg (120 KB, 477x600)
120 KB
120 KB JPG
Rolled 11, 19, 7 = 37 (3d20)

>>3037007
>>3037008
>>3037010
Perfect! Writing...
>>
if we name our attacks after beverages, like bloody mary...

Cold Brew, could be a good punny attack name...
>>
File: !!!.png (68 KB, 292x160)
68 KB
68 KB PNG
>>3036973
https://youtu.be/0RmQdRspvOQ

“Izzy, we need to keep her from escaping!” you tell your cousin.

“Got it, on your mark!” Power builds up in her hands.

Her body again jerks unnaturally as she tries for a Tribeam. You dash at her to draw her attention, and then as she fires teleport behind her, Wind magic empowering a bit of Ki at your fingertip. “RASEN... MAGNUM!” She’s blasted in the back and sent spiraling upwards. “NOW!”

“HAA!” Izumi blasts the lady with her spell... only she seems ready for it.

“KIKOHO!” she yells, shredding apart the water and causing it to splash everywhere but at her, Izumi barely making it out of the way to avoid getting hit.

Agh... no, you’ve still got a chance! You leap up while she’s distracted and grab on to her, the lady struggling to break free. Come on, come on... “GOT IT!” you declare as you rip off the talisman on her head, her power dropping substantially, skin becoming a more normal, if still fairly pale tone.

“GRRHK!” She tries to grab at it, her depowered state making it much more difficult. “If that’s how it’ll be...” She tries to turn her head to face you, placing her hands to it as best she can. “SOLAR FLARE!”

Blinding light engulfs the room... and you just smirk and push her to the ground, still on her as you hand the talisman over to Izzy. “Not this time.”

“WHAT?!”

You hold her down. “Where’s the Dragon Ball?”

She’s quiet.

>A. Lady we WILL search you, where is it?
>B. Who’s this “lady” of yours?
>C. How did the Dragon Ball escape detection?
>D. Teleport out of here with her, need somewhere more secure
>E. Something else?
>>
>>3037034
Wew.
>A.
>E. Keep an eye out for any slight of hand, or if she tries to bite down on something in her mouth.
>F. Get a name. Names are usually helpful. Air Pirate Ninja #2 is a mouthful.
>>
File: jiangshi.jpg (29 KB, 250x498)
29 KB
29 KB JPG
>>3037034
>B.
"Are you with that skunk?"
>E.
Ask about the talisman and how exactly it works.
>>
>>3037034
Supporting this >>3037043
>>
File: CronoLucca.jpg (63 KB, 1280x720)
63 KB
63 KB JPG
Rolled 13, 16, 17 = 46 (3d20)

Sssso. Roll me one more roll of 1d20, best of three. DC is 13.
>>
Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3037071
>>
Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3037071
>>
Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3037071
>>
Rolled 3, 2, 12 = 17 (3d20)

>>3037076
>>3037077
>>3037082
Close one, but you passed!
>>
File: shock.png (15 KB, 101x177)
15 KB
15 KB PNG
>>3037034
“Lady, we WILL search you for it. Spit it out, where is it?” you ask her.

“What do you think it will accomplish if you get it?” she asks back. “What, you think you can stop us?”

“Stopped three before you. So guess you’re unlucky number four.” With a smug smirk, you add, “You guys aren’t very good ninjas.”

“Spare me, girl. You got lucky this time.”

“That talisman trick WAS pretty different. Might’ve lost that previous Dragon Ball if I didn’t blast it. How’s it work, exactly?”

She chuckles. “As if I’d tell you. And you really are too overconfident for your own good.”

Took the bait, just like you’d hoped. They know nothing. “So, how about this ‘lady’ of yours. How about the skunk lady, that who you’re talking about?”

She turns her head in confusion. “...None have joined our ranks. You really ARE more hopeless than we’d anticipated.”

“No, I mean, Towa!” Well, at least you can rule one thing out.

“As if we’d EVER work with a demon like her!” she yells out, genuinely insulted. “We don’t need to rely on tricksters like her.”

...Guess that confirms one thing. Not sure mom will like that answer. “Look, just hand over the Dragon Ball, Ms... uh... you have a name, or am I going to have to call you ‘Air Pirate Ninja Lady’ or something?”

“Fine.” she grumbles.

“Ms. Fine?”

Her eye twitches. “I’ll give you the Dragon Ball.” Her hand moves into her clothes, and you watch carefully. “...Let me ask you something, Son Peppa.”

“Not exactly in the position to be asking, Ms. Fine. But go on, shoot.”

Slowly her head turns to look at you. “How certain are you that she’s safe?”

For a moment, a brief moment, a chill runs down your spine. It’s enough that your grip almost loosens on her. Enough that she’s able to almost get a pill into her mouth. Almost. You quickly slam her hand down, the pill falling away from her. Egh... there’s that apple scent again.

At the same time, Izumi seems to stop the cyborg man from leaping to his console. She quickly freezes him, glaring and asking, “Trying a self-destruct or something? Bad, bad idea.”

>A. Nice save, Izzy
>B. Don’t. Threaten. My. Friends.
>C. The “Warrior,” who is he? WHAT is he? Is it even a he? Is it a path or something? What?
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3037140
>A.
>C.
>D. See if the name Olibu gets a reaction.
>>
>>3037140
>>B. Don’t. Threaten. My. Friends.
>>
>>3037140
>B & C.
>>
>>3037140
She just tried to melt her brain. Physical intimidation isn't going to work. We're better off stripping Fine and searching her for the ball, desu
>A. Nice save, Izzy
>D. Call up Uncle Acer, see if he's available to give an extra pair of hands
>>
Those tri-beams tear up the ship any?
>>
>>3037165
Less of a pragmatic intimidation choice and more of a character action.
>>
>>3037140
>>3037165
Supporting.
>>
>>3037165
>>3037179
Yeah. Threatening to hurt innocents, and friends especially, is a bad idea. Especially with us showing her that we're able to stop her from using that as a distraction.
>>
>>3037179
Mm, it is, and a good one. My only concern is having to walk it back afterwards. I trust Izzy to be able to handle herself, she wouldn't be here if she didn't believe the same.
It's her trying to make Peppa flinch.
>>
>>3037190
>It's Fine trying to make Peppa flinch
fixed
>>
>>3037140
?Ella es el fine?
>>
File: 5-Star.jpg (52 KB, 630x630)
52 KB
52 KB JPG
>>3037140
Your grip on her suddenly gets tighter. It might not help get her to spill the beans. But doesn’t change the fact that you’re just a little ticked off by that. “Don’t. Threaten. My. Friends.” you growl out to her. “Targeting any innocents is cowardly. Trying to play mind games with me with those threats? That’s just stupid. I was able to stop that before. Don’t think threats like that will be enough to distract me.”

She’s quiet. Again. You don’t like her being quiet. Izumi slowly approaches you. “...Peppa.”

Okay. Okay. Calming a bit. You still hold her down, but keep your cool. “...How about we start this over, Ms. Fine. Dragon Ball, please. Don’t make this have to turn into a strip search.”

“You’d like that wouldn’t you.” she mutters under her breath.

“What?”

Izzy seems to glare at her. “Maybe if it’s at this close a range, Scouter could work...” She seems to telepathically contact her father.

Ah! That’s an idea. “Izzy, ask him if he’s able to help us out a bit. Could use an extra pair of hands.”

The lady seems to fidget a bit harder, her cheeks reddening. “Rgh... ”

“Stop that.” your cousin demands, adding “perv” under HER breath.

“What?” you repeat.

“Okay, dad says that it could work. He’s still a bit busy in that lab though.” She approaches, using her Magic to create a spare Scouter. “Hmm... let’s see... aha! Peppa, getting a signal of some kind close to her right collarbone.”

You move your hand to there, grabbing down. You swear the lady looks like she’s about to try and bite your hand, but you’re just quick enough to find a compartment in her clothing, pulling out a Capsule. You open it up... and there’s a box. And inside the box... the Five-Star Dragon Ball! “Nice work, Izzy! And nice save back there.” you point your thumb back at the frozen cyborg as you toss the orange sphere to her.

(cont.)
>>
File: ......png (8 KB, 71x222)
8 KB
8 KB PNG
>>3037247
“Someone had to keep an eye on him while you held her down.” she replies with a wave of her hand. “Anyway, we have the Dragon Ball.”

“Still one more thing to ask then. Listen, Ms. Fine, just who IS this ‘Warrior’ guy? WHAT is he? Is it even a ‘he,’ or even a person? Is it a path or something? What?” You wait for a reply... and she’s silent again. Okay, time to start guessing. “It’s Olibu, isn’t it?”

“...You would never understand even if we did tell you. The mistakes that have been made will be corrected.” She glares at you with an icy cold stare. “One way or another, the Warrior will give us what we need to ensure that.”

“So it’s not Olibu, Ms. Fine? ...Wait, is it Mrs. Fine?”

Her teeth grit as she demands, “Shut. Up.” Even with the Dragon Ball gone, she seems like she’s still ready to do something. She’s still tense, focused, almost like she’s expecting something...

>A. Let’s land this thing and get these guys to the police or something
>B. I want answers, not cryptic jargon, and I will bug you until you give me the answers
>C. ...You’re hiding something still aren’t you? Lady we’re not joking about that, whatever you’re hiding, we’ll find it
>D. Something else
>>
>>3037252
>>C. ...You’re hiding something still aren’t you? Lady we’re not joking about that, whatever you’re hiding, we’ll find it
>>D. Something else
"I don't think we are out if the woods yet cousin, stay on your toes "
>>
File: Spoiler Image (5 KB, 284x177)
5 KB
5 KB JPG
>>3037247
"This box stops the dragon's radar. Anyway we can have our scouters locate the boxes themselves?"

>>3037252
>D. Something else
Was getting caught part of your plan?
>>
>>3037252
>>3037265
These.
>>
>>3037252
>D. Attempt Newtype Flash
But seriously,
>C.
Trying to read her mind might be good, but she could be preparing for that. Or for an instant transmission or something.
>>
>>3037263
>>3037274
Actually these two, yeah.
>>
All righty. Roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 13!
>>
Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>3037292
Rolling!
>>
Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3037292
>>
Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3037292
>>
File: 1468706400909.png (160 KB, 400x345)
160 KB
160 KB PNG
>>3037306
>>
Rolled 2, 7, 10 = 19 (3d20)

>>3037295
>>3037305
>>3037306
Perfect! Writing...
>>
>>3037306
Good job Swordanon!
>>
File: brolysmile.png (278 KB, 596x450)
278 KB
278 KB PNG
>>3037316
>>
File: ehh.png (20 KB, 236x106)
20 KB
20 KB PNG
>>3037252
https://youtu.be/WyY_TrgY1E0

“So, take it that box is what was hiding the Dragon Ball from detection in. And also betting you guys have things like it that’s hiding the Dragon Balls.” you guess. Still quiet. “...I take it getting caught wasn’t part of your plan either.” You might not be very good at it, but maybe you can read her mind...

‘You’re a little brat.’

Agh. Nope.

Izumi shakes her head. “She’s not going to cooperate, Peppa. Let’s give it a rest and wrap this up.”

The ninja lady again tries to fidget in your arms. “...You’re still hiding something.” you ask her. “Lady, we are not joking about that. Whatever you’re hiding, we’ll find it, even if we have to-”

“Time’s up.” she states with a smirk, closing her eyes.

Something rumbles underneath the two of you, the entire airship shaking. “Y-you... WHAT DID YOU DO?!” the cyborg yells.

“Timed explosives on the engines. Shame y- AH! HEY!” You interrupt her smug speech by briefly letting go, searching her body, Izzy giving you a blank look. Aha! You find an object of some sort tucked into her waist area. You tear away at her clothes and pull it out, the woman letting out a shriek.

“Looks like I found a kill switch for your explosives~” you tell her teasingly. Simple one too. One of the explosives have gone off, but you hit the kill switch for... oh wow there’s like 9 more of them.

“The fortress will still fall from the sky.” she growls out, trying to cover her torn clothes.

“But at a controllable rate, at least!” Izzy declares, trying to head up to the large steering wheel and pulling it up. “...Yeah, I know dad! Peppa stopped the rest! Just tell me how to fly this thing.”

>A. Teleport the ninja to Launch or someone, she’s out of tricks
>B. Fly out and try to help land this thing from the outside, slow its descent!
>C. Try to help your uncle find the rest of the explosives, just in case!
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3037375
>A. Teleport the ninja to Launch or someone, she’s out of tricks
>>
>>3037375
>A.
Then
>B.
>>
>>3037375
Oh god this tension is too much. Izzy's distracted, Fine's ashamed. I can't help it.
>D. Don't think I'll give up when I've got my sights set on a prize.

More seriously
>D. Immobilize her in ice. A solid headbutt might work too
>B. Fly out and try to help land this thing from the outside
>>
>>3037375
>A. Teleport the ninja to Launch or someone, she’s out of tricks
>B. Fly out and try to help land this thing from the outside, slow its descent!
>D.ULT: Warp Cyclone
- Teleporting Power Pole Combo boosted with Wind magic, delivering a storm of powerful strikes.
>>
>>3037398
Can't Super Saiyan 2 bench press a planet? Why not just slow it down physically?
>>
>>3037398
>>3037412
Idea: let's try again on managing SS2 like mastered Super Saiyan, and help Izzy control the airship's descent by using only as much energy as needed.
>>
File: heehee.png (192 KB, 256x388)
192 KB
192 KB PNG
Rolled 13, 13, 18 = 44 (3d20)

Okay, one more roll of 2d20, best of three! DC is 13 for both!
>>
Rolled 20, 3 = 23 (2d20)

>>3037432
Here goes!
>>
Rolled 15, 13 = 28 (2d20)

>>3037432
>>
Rolled 20, 6 = 26 (2d20)

>>3037432
>>
>>3037440
Woohoo!
>>
File: ye.png (315 KB, 489x772)
315 KB
315 KB PNG
Rolled 3, 10, 20 = 33 (3d20)

>>3037440
>>3037444
>>3037451
Awesome! Writing...
>>
Damn AirPirateTeam, calm down.
>>
>>3037457
Absolutely not
>>
File: powerup.png (62 KB, 159x581)
62 KB
62 KB PNG
>>3037375
https://youtu.be/3lCnbZkatcU

“Izzy, restraints for her? I’m getting her out of here before she tries anything else!”

Izumi magics up a pair of handcuffs and tosses them to you. You cuff the lady’s hands behind her back, then lock on to Launch’s Ki and quickly teleport away. You appear in her office. “-ave a located some of the stolAH! Peppa?!”

“NO TIME TO EXPLAIN! AIR PIRATES! NINJA!” You nearly toss the captured ninja lady at Launch. “HOLD HER WHILE I STOP AN AIRSHIP FROM CRASHING!”

“W-wha-?”

You’re gone before she has time to really register what is going on, appearing next to Izzy. “I’m heading out to try and control the descent with you! Tell me what you need telepathically!”

“Got it! Hurry!”

Dashing out like a bolt of lightning you reach one of the airship’s underside, place your hands on it, and with all your might try to help Izzy steer. “Right or left, how hard?!” you yell both aloud and telepathically to Izzy.

‘Right side’s unbalanced, but I’m trying to keep it from populated areas. Push left for 30 seconds at full strength, then hold right for 70 at half!’

You push, acting as a little jet for the airship’s underside to turn it, then stabilizing its descent as Izzy tries to control it. You keep your focus as it descends. “Izzy, where are we taking this thing?!”

‘Diablo Desert to the south!’

Given the speed the airship’s traveling, even with you acting as a stabilizer to it, you reach the area in a little over a minute. “IZZY, HOW MUCH LONGER?!”

‘Steady decrease of power until you’re at a third over 200 seconds!’

The ground below you starts to get closer and closer as you decrease how hard you’re trying to push at it. Focus! Focus! Come oooonnnn!

‘Agh, Peppa it’s not gonna make it! Descent isn’t stabilizing!’

“OH COME ON!” you yell out. Think of something, think of something... aha! You’ve got it! You bring out your Power Pole and grip on it with your legs, then transform into a Super Saiyan, and then power up even further to Super Saiyan 2, but you calm yourself like you did while training with dad. Then, timing it carefully, you command the Power Pole, “EXTEND!”

The red pole darts down into the sands, kicking it up as it tears through, you holding on to the ship and carefully raising and lowering your strength as it wobbles. Finally it starts to stabilize, and you let go of the ship momentarily as you grab the Power Pole with your hands, placing it against the ship’s hull to better spread the kinetic energy over a wider area, the staff bending a little as it takes more of the ship’s weight.

After a few close calls, the ship starts skirting along the desert sands, until it finally comes to a complete stop near a pyramid. You retract the Power Pole, sighing out in relief. You did it!

(cont.)
>>
File: DBO_Diablo_Desert.png (1.7 MB, 1700x946)
1.7 MB
1.7 MB PNG
>>3037516
‘All explosives located and disarmed. Good job landing this thing, girls!’ your uncle tells you.

“Hah... haha! Whew! That was a close one!”

The authorities get called some time later to arrest the crew of Air Pirates and the two other would-be ninja. Acer hugs the two of you. “Look at you kids! That was some brilliant thinking. And we got all of this done with no serious casualties, too.”

You grin wide. “Thanks, uncle Acer!”

“Uuuggghhh... can we go somewhere less hoooot...” Izumi complains as she fans herself under the desert heat.

“Eheh, all right, all right.”

>A. I can get you guys home! Mind if I stay with for a bit, too?
>B. I’ll teleport you two home, but then I have to check on the ninja I left with Launch
>C. Couldn’t you just use some of your magic to cool down? And come on, it’s not THAT hot!
>D. Something else?
>>
File: Spoiler Image (79 KB, 1280x720)
79 KB
79 KB JPG
>>3037519
>D. Look around for a clue or a keepsake.
>>
>>3037519
Would doing the opposite of the ki warming stuff in the land of ice be helpful? No idea if 'stilling' our ki keeps us cool.
>>
>>3037519
Good save. Back to business.
>D. Remind Izzy nothing is more important than family
>E. Ask Acer if he was able to save any of the information the labcoat cyborg was hording.
If so, it'll probably take a while to sort through so
>B.
We probably owe Launch a clearer explanation. Let's see if we can get extra some information on Delinquent too, since he might be a Mifan local.
>>
>>3037519
Mission Success? Sweet!

Backing both of these
>>3037530
>>3037538
Still nervous over that threat to Cocoa.
>>
File: Izumi-sigh.jpg (85 KB, 1024x576)
85 KB
85 KB JPG
>>3037519
“Hey, uncle, was there anything you could get out of that cyborg scientist? Anything useful?” you ask.

He rubs the back of his neck. “Was kinda busy holding off a few dozen cyborgs, sorry kiddo. But from all the swearing and ranting it seems like that at the very least, these Air Pirates have only been working with the ninja for a short time. Strictly business, too. Trying to get money and supplies from them. Does look like the Dragon Ball hiding tech is theirs though.”

“Well, that’s something.”

“Daaaad. Come ooooonnn...” Izzy complains again.

“...I could teleport you guys back if you want.” you comment.

Izzy claps her hands together. “Please? Please please please? Before I melt out here?”

“Okay, okay, sheesh. Just hold your horses, princess. Want to check out that bridge one more time, see if there’s anything else in there.” You start to fly up, your cousin pouting at you. “...It’s away from the heat. You made sure of that, remember?”

“Raslfraslemumblegrumble...” she flies up with you, entering into the bridge again. You see that there seems to be a projected map of the Earth off to the side, with a couple locations highlighted. And you know the both of them. Your house... and Mifan.

“Dragon Radar?”

Izzy shakes her head. “Looks like basic guesswork, if they’re only detecting these two. The one have isn’t highlighted, even though we’re at Diablo Desert.”

“Makes sense. Guess they don’t know where the others are either.” You look around some more, then spot what appears to be the captain’s quarters. Number of trinkets and the like inside, trophies, animal skins... oh hey, big ol’ sword. “Hey Izzy, keepsake?”

She raises an eyebrow. “You don’t want it?”

“Ah come on, cousin, kinda barged into all this when you and your dad were about to do it on your own, least I can do for family. Nothin’s more important!~”

“Mmmneh, you did help us at least.” She takes the massive thing off the wall. “Doesn’t look like much more than a wallhanger...”

You spot a few papers on the desk. Clue? Looking them over... they seem to be transaction files of some sort. Maybe they’re the ones related to the Dragon Ball sale to the ninja? Better give these over to Launch. “Okay, I’ll take you and uncle Acer home, but then I gotta head over to West City really quick.”

She seems... actually a little concerned, but doesn’t seem to voice it. “Fine. Try to take it slow though, Peppa.”

“I’ll have time to, don’t worry.”

(cont.)
>>
File: OfficerLaunch.jpg (26 KB, 400x300)
26 KB
26 KB JPG
>>3037655
With Acer and Izumi back at the Ox King’s palace, and after saying hello to aunt Chi-chi, you teleport over to Launch again. This time she seems a little more prepared. “Not EXACTLY playing vigilante again, but mind explaining what all this was about?” she points to a mass of paperwork on her desk.

You place the file down in front of her and slide it up gently. “Uncle Acer can voice for me on this, at the very least. She was involved with some Air Pirates, funding and supplies. Sorry if this is causing you a bigger headache than usual.”

Launch leans back. “Eh. Can probably let it slide. I’ll have you file out the forms showing you made a citizen’s arrest.”

“...Would it be at all possible for me to try and catch up with what you know? The pieces are starting to come together, and there’s a LOT I learned that can probably fill in a few blanks for y-”

Launch jolts up. “Hold that thought!” she yells as she starts running. You follow her as she reaches the holding cells. She opens one up and dives in, tackling someone to the ground... wait, that’s the ninja you captured first! But why-

A long dart pierces through the window of the cell, missing where the man’s head was and hits the ground hard enough to break into the floor. You take a step back. What the heck? You move towards it... and notice a piece of paper is rolled up in it. You unfurl it... and your hands start trembling when you read it. Your eyes widen.

https://youtu.be/xoowuYluWCc

“If you value her life, you will give us the final two when the Tournament starts. Make your decision by then, Son Peppa.”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #4... Paused
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for this thread. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. Did y’all have fun?
>>
>>3037657
The draught embiggens.
Good run! Not a lot in the way of clarifying who's responsible in the Crane School, but several new clues to sift through.
And Izumi said we weren't dealing with something important. HA!
>>
>>3037657
Very suspenseful! Great times were had Kato! Also very very worried now! And am I reading that right, early thread tomorrow?
>>
So we know the ninja are targeting Cocoa, but we also know they're not going to make a move until the Tournament. They also don't know that the Mifan Dragon Ball is a fake. Do we tell her or keep this under wraps? Don't want to alarm her but this is pretty serious.

Further, how did Launch know that attack was coming? Maple warn her?
>>
File: 121518_v1.jpg (100 KB, 610x906)
100 KB
100 KB JPG
>>3037657
>>
>>3038531
>targeting
Anon, the threat is nonsense unless they already have her captive.
>>
>>3038672
I figured it meant that they would try to kill her like they did this ninja, sudden assassination attempt.
>>
>>3038531
>Further, how did Launch know that attack was coming?
My thoughts right now are that Tien warned her after getting attacked himself. We should probably check on his status, either directly or through Launch, see if anything happened, and if he still has the deceiver ball. They're only asking for two balls, after all.
After that, it might be good to talk to Pantea. Our goggles were finished, so Cocoa might have had hers delivered as well. See if she noticed anything. There's also Cocoa's mother to deal with...

I guess we should probably start thinking about the tournament too, since taking action during it might lead to Peppa missing a match. It doesn't have to be an either/or situation, but it might come down to it.
>>
File: brothers murasaki.jpg (12 KB, 259x194)
12 KB
12 KB JPG
would 16, 19, Blue, Tao or any RR know where the Murasaki brothers are?

Can't have a ninja arc without them.
>>
>>3038672
First thing we should do then is make sure she has gone missing.
>>
>>3038802
>>3038895
We should definitely try to make sure if Cocoa has been kidnapped or not already. Betting that she has, but could a threat to kidnap her that hasn't happened yet, so maybe we have a chance to prevent it. If she has been kidnapped, I say we get the two Dragon Balls ready. Try to set up a meeting, then maybe we can track them.
>>
File: yarrrrrr.gif (1.57 MB, 932x768)
1.57 MB
1.57 MB GIF
So is our new airship repairable?
>>
File: upset.png (252 KB, 590x657)
252 KB
252 KB PNG
>>3037663
>>3037691
Glad to hear y'all are having fun! And yes, earlier thread!

>>3038580
Heh.

>>3038672
>>3038802
>>3038895
>>3039062
Fair warning: best to be cautious on how you proceed. Think things over carefully.

>>3038833
Smart thinking there.

>>3038837
That'd be telling.

>>3039599
Why settle for that one when you could have a better one?

And with that, we're back!

>>3037657
https://youtu.be/JxOL95Nr7Dg

You sit down in Launch’s office, head lowered. Your mind’s so clouded. You can’t sense her in the city, but maybe... maybe they haven’t gotten her yet. Still, she’s in trouble and you... you... “This is... this is my fault... it’s my fault... I... I shouldn’t have-”

Launch shakes her head. “If you try to blame yourself for this, you’re playing right into their hands.”

“What am I supposed to do then?!” you almost yell out at her, clenching your fists, tensing up in anger. “Just sit here and accept that they’ve targeted her specifically to get to me?! My name’s on that letter!”

“Peppa.”

You lower your head again. “...I’m sorry. I just... I just... I felt something was off when I left but I never acted on it. I should have done more, I should have-”

Launch sighs. “Take a deep breath, Peppa. I know how scary is to you. But I need you to do your best to stay calm.” She takes the papers you filled out. “Can you tell me what you plan on doing?”

>A. I... I need to talk with mom
>B. What choice do I have? I’m going to give them the Dragon Balls ASAP, so they leave her alone!
>C. I need to ask around, see who’s seen her last. She was supposed to head to Capsule Corp, so... maybe they’ve only just now kidnapped her, or something?
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3039738
>A. I... I need to talk with mom
Have her teleport over and we can talk while doing C
>C. I need to ask around, see who’s seen her last. She was supposed to head to Capsule Corp, so... maybe they’ve only just now kidnapped her, or something?
>>
>>3039738
>C. I need to ask around, see who’s seen her last. She was supposed to head to Capsule Corp, so... maybe they’ve only just now kidnapped her, or something?
We dug this hole, we gotta climb out ourselves.
>>
>>3039738
>A & C.
Just in case though, we should get the two Dragon Balls they're asking for.
>>
File: 1541181850147.jpg (104 KB, 774x1032)
104 KB
104 KB JPG
>>3039738
>A.
>C.
>D.
>>
>>3039738
Take a moment to breathe. There's a lot to process.
>A. I... I need to talk with mom
>D. Ask Launch what made her come check on the Delinquent Ninja
If it's Tien, get her to clarify on why he contacted her, otherwise go get a cooler head involved.
We should also see if he has the fake ball still. That's probably more important than Cocoa's last knowns.
>>
>>3039760
Backing this too.
>>
>>3039758
Whoops
>D. Check in on all other units for resources.*
>>
>>3039738
>D. Think back to any diners you've been to, are you familiar enough with their owners to where they would be able to clue you in on where this dart's from?
>>
Probably should have asked this sooner. Can we get an idea of how long until the WMAT?
>>
>>3039841
any more training days left?
>>
>>3039841
A week away.
>>
>>3039848
Good eye.
>>
File: Officer-Launch.jpg (32 KB, 400x300)
32 KB
32 KB JPG
>>3039841
>>3039845
>>3039848
Week away, yes. There will be some time to train a bit more until then.

>>3039738
Deep breath. Deep breath. Breathe. “Okay... okay. I’m not... I’m not going to do anything rash, I promise. I’m angry, I’m worried, I’m a lot of things, but if I let them take control, I’ll only put her in further danger.” You close your eyes and think. “...To start things off, how’d you know they would attack that guy?”

“Maple and Tien gave me a warning. Maple and Baba foresaw an attempt to steal the Dragon Ball he has, then Tien and Maple let me know about that, with Maple telling me there’d be an attempt on ninja we have here.” She leans back in her chair. “All that to send a message...”

‘So is he guarding it to make it seem like it’s the real deal?’ you question telepathically.

‘Bingo, Peppa. Now they’re convinced. Probably was a coordinated attack.’ Launch places her elbows on her desk. “I ask again, what do you plan to do?”

“I... I need to get in contact with mom then. And we need to retrace our last steps. Cocoa was headed to Capsule Corp today to get her goggles from Pantea... maybe they’ve only recently taken her? Maybe we can still find her...” You rest your chin in your palms. “Is that dart from anywhere near here, you think?”

“No, custom-made.” Launch replies. “Nothing in the area, not even military surplus stores, have things like that.”

“...How do you-?”

“Believe me, I know. Half of me is still a bit of a gun nut.” Launch replies, trying to ease the tension a bit. “But I’m certain that it’s something in their arsenal.”

(cont.)
>>
>>3039858
“Okay, okay... let’s get on this then...” First thing’s first, contact mom. ‘Ghost Pepper to Momma Bird. Serious help needed.’

‘Momma Bird here, Launch got my message, right?’

‘Affirmative, but need you here, now. Please. Over.’

Just a moment later, Maple teleports to you. “What happened, are you hurt? Did they get your tail? What-”

You shake your head. “No... more serious than that...”

With the situation explained to her, you and Maple get in contact with Pantea and Bulma next. Apparently Cocoa was scheduled to arrive there a good 35 minutes ago... and hasn’t arrived yet. A call to her mother confirms that she left an hour prior. That confirms it then. Your mother places her hand on your shoulder and squeezes gently. “Peppa, I’m sorry...”

“So, she’s been missing for about 25 minutes at the least. They probably were planning this to take place today during their attack, given what you mentioned. And they knew about you gaining the Five-Star ball...”

Maple rubs the side of her head. “I doubt any of them have Instant Transmission, at the very least. Still, if she’s out of the city... no, I can’t pick up on her Ki anywhere near here. Peppa, you said she’s learned how to sense Ki, right? Has she also learned how to hide her Ki?”

>A. I’ve given her the basics... maybe she’s tried to learn it on her own? But she wouldn’t be hiding it unless they told her how to specifically...
>B. Launch, have you sensed anyone unusual in the area? Anyone flying around? Any reports of strange vehicles? Anything at all?
>C. You could see those attacks coming, why couldn’t you see this coming too, mom?
>D. I’m... I’m going to tell her mom exactly what’s going on
>E. Something else?
>>
>>3039861
>A. I’ve given her the basics... maybe she’s tried to learn it on her own? But she wouldn’t be hiding it unless they told her how to specifically...

>B. Launch, have you sensed anyone unusual in the area? Anyone flying around? Any reports of strange vehicles? Anything at all?
>>
>>3039861
>B. Launch, have you sensed anyone unusual in the area? Anyone flying around? Any reports of strange vehicles? Anything at all?
The ninjas haven't hidden themselves around low power levels before, but that may have changed.
>E. Confirm the number of balls we have.
IIRC we have Two-Star, Two-Star (fake), Four-Star and Five-Star.
Does that mean they don't know about the failed exchange yet? If so, that could be a valuable piece of information.

>C. You could see those attacks coming, why couldn't you see this coming to, mom?
Starting to crack.
>>
>>3039861
Backing >>3039871
>>
>>3039861
>A. I’ve given her the basics... maybe she’s tried to learn it on her own? But she wouldn’t be hiding it unless they told her how to specifically...
>B. Launch, have you sensed anyone unusual in the area? Anyone flying around? Any reports of strange vehicles? Anything at all?
>E. Give mom a backrub, she looks stressed.
>>
>>3039861
>A. I’ve given her the basics... maybe she’s tried to learn it on her own? But she wouldn’t be hiding it unless they told her how to specifically...

best case scenario Cocoa as an actress is copying how the ninjas blended from observation but the ninjas know how to spot that?

>E. Go over all the suspicious activities, see if they connect.

Maloja, the air pirates, the ninjas, this lady, the warrior...

...well besides the village idiot what does all these got in common...

They're not working for Towa...or Gero?

but who could fund this sort of thing? Jaguar may be out. Gangsters even a mafia wouldn't likely have that sort of power.
>>
>>3039894
They don't necessarily have to be on the same page. The Pirates were only in it for the money, as evidenced by their willingness to sell the ball to Suppaman and Onio. As for ninjas, it's likely that the lady is Yurin and that their goal is 'the warrior'. Regardless of if 'the warrior' tangible or not the Dragon Balls are a means to an end. We should assume they're operating independently for the time being.
>>
>>3039894
>>3039922
The issue of funding is a good point. The ninja have to have some way to be able to pay for that Dragon Ball and the tech hiding it. Selling Capsule Corp. tech to aliens? Maybe the assassinations are another source of funding.
>>
>>3039934
How much is it to hire for s-rank mission in zenni?

Let's hire from all the other villages.

dibs on the stone or cloud ones
>>
>>3039934
Funding may not be as much of an issue as you might think. Poisons, Flashbangs, and Talismans can be made by hand, as was the Dart. The only real issue is the scouter, and that could have been lifted off someone else, or bought on the cheap. We're not even sure if Fine paid the Air Pirate because she talisman'd his head.
It's worth noting that Fine also said "but you and any devil or alien may try" about finding their stronghold. This sounds like a long, long game they're planning, with protections in place. They might know something about the Majins.
>>
>>3039969
Could be a offshoot of Red Ribbon.

Not quite Red Pants Army...

Red Shirt Army, yes.
>>
>>3039989
White Feather Army, cuz they're using Crane techniques, and white feathers were given to cowards who didn't enlist so I think that's funny.
>>
File: compromise.jpg (11 KB, 275x184)
11 KB
11 KB JPG
>>3040010
>>
File: frustrated.png (15 KB, 107x158)
15 KB
15 KB PNG
>>3039861
“I-I’ve given her the basics on sensing Ki, and some bits on raising or lowering it... but only that. Maybe... maybe she’s tried learning it on her own? But she wouldn’t be doing this unless specifically told to...” You grip the sides of your shirt and tug slightly, trying to keep yourself calm. “Launch, have there been any reports of unusual vehicles? Have you felt any unusual Ki signatures? Anything at all? Time’s of the essence, even the slightest bit of info could help point us to her!” Your voice cracks a little as you try your best not to lose your cool, but... it’s slipping just a bit.

“Haven’t felt anything, no...” She rubs her chin, then stands up, heading out to poke her head out her office, calling out, “Kiroi! Urgent! That parking violation with that unlicensed hovercar, get that file in here!”

“On it!” a gruff voice replies as a tiger man in uniform waves to her.

“Unlicensed hovercar?” you ask her.

She nods. “Long shot, but it was rather suspicious. Expired meter, one of our parking officers, Hopps, made note of it.”

“Definitely suspicious, but... Baba and I didn’t really pick up on something like that.” your mom comments.

Your eye twitches. Something about how she says that just... aggravates you. “Too focused on something else.”

Maple looks at you with surprise. “Excuse me?”

“You could see those attacks coming, why couldn’t you see this too, mom? You know they’re related!” you ask angrily. You then immediately cover your mouth as you see the shocked expression on her face.

A heavy silence fills the air for half a minute. Maple then slowly walks to you and pulls you into a hug. “Peppa, sweetie, I know you’re worried. Even with all the practice I’ve got, I can’t foresee everything. But I promise, we’ll find her, okay?”

“O-okay...” Your eyes water as you hug her back.

(cont.)
>>
File: RedHovercar.png (334 KB, 1440x900)
334 KB
334 KB PNG
>>3040033
The tiger man quietly tiptoes to Launch and hands her the folder, reading the room and not trying to disturb you. Launch walks over with the folder, opening it and showing the two of you a photo. “This is the vehicle.”

“...What’s that marking on it?” Maple asks, pointing out a circled “P” near the dashboard. “It’s like the Capsule Corp. logo, but... some kind of knockoff? Seems familiar.”

Launch rubs her chin. “Might be some old Pod Corporation junk, though... the car’s surprisingly new for that. I’ll put out a search for it.”

Once you feel you’re calm enough, you ask mom telepathically, ‘Piccolo still has the real Dragon Ball, right?’

‘Affirmative. So that’s three we have, and presumably four they have.’

‘Then we’re still at the advantage.’ You take a look at the photo. “This ‘Pod Corporation,’ if this is related, could they be helping finance them?”

“They’re bankrupt. Couldn’t compete with Capsule Corp, and so some of their old tech ends up on black markets. Supposedly cheap, but also usually junk.” she explains. “Hmm... I could look into any confiscated property related to it, track some sales.”

>A. We should be looking out for this hovercar, then
>B. Mom, we should get the other two Dragon Balls, just in case
>C. ...Sorry for snapping like that, mom
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3040038
>C. ...Sorry for snapping like that, mom
>maybe relate that thing about a coco being a sacrifice and now our cocoa mite be a sacrifice
>D. Something else?
"Mom. ...Can the ninjas block or misdirect your scrying or foresight with their genjutsu?"
>>
>>3040038
>A, B, C.
And backing this D. >>3040055
>>
>>3040038
>A. We should be looking out for this hovercar, then
>D. Give the Five Star ball to [someone else]
They don't know who has it right now, so it's a good time to get it to someone else and act like they had it all along.
Now I'm going to float this idea, and I want you guys to be honest about it. Out of everyone on earth, there's on person I'm willing to bet the ninja's don't want to have it. Crazy strong, doesn't care about what happens to us, and is probably immune to the talisman magic. It's probably safer than anywhere else. We should give it to Vegeta

>C. ...Sorry for snapping like that, mom
Once this all settles, we should probably take some time to learn a few precognitive skills from her to try and keep our more normal friends safe.
>>
>>3040085
On one hand, he's kind of the last person they would expect. On the other hand, isn't he one of their potential targets? Given what happened on the bug planet? He might just give it to them so they don't target Baozi.
>>
>>3040108
>>3040085
...can we get him the three star ball and go

'Go team three star!' with him and baozi?
>>
>>3040108
It's just a idea. But chances are, if Vegeta's a target, he'll remain one after they get their wish. And so will every other alien, probably.
>>
File: Fly.png (139 KB, 324x298)
139 KB
139 KB PNG
>>3040038
“Okay, then I guess that we need to start looking for this car.” you surmise, looking at the photo again, trying to memorize every single detail that you can. “...I wonder though. Mom, has there been like, anything that’s caused your foresight to end up misdirected or something?”

“Usually it’s something that we do to change it directly, after being forewarned.” she tells you with a shrug. “Events leading up to to what I see are often accurate, but we have been able to change them. That said, sometimes I see things that aren’t exactly...” she clenches her teeth and sucks in air. “...let’s say ‘relevant’ to us.”

“Could they have devised a way to counter that, somehow? Some kind of illusions or techniques that hide them from you and Baba?”

Maple gives your question some thought. “That’s... tough to say. Certainly possible if they could like, feed me some kind of false information, but I don’t really know how they’d do that.”

“Well, there has to be something... maybe there’s some kind of magic, or...” It finally clicks. “The talisman! Mom, maybe the talisman is what’s blocking your ability to scry for them!”

“That... could be it. We don’t have any information on it, but maybe that’s how they’ve been avoiding us for all this time.” She smiles and ruffles your hair. “Smart thinking, Peppa. Launch, we’ll be on the look out for that car!”

“Best of luck.”

As you walk out of the station with her, you lower your head and sigh. “...I’m really sorry for snapping at you like that, mom.”

“You’re frustrated. I know what it’s like, Peppa.” She gently pats your shoulder. “I’ve... done a good deal worse. And I promise, we’ll find her.”

“Thank you.” You both fly up, looking around. ‘Hm... mom, what about the Dragon Ball? They’re asking for it, but... should we give it to them, or should we try to hide it?’

‘One way or the other, we have one secure. They’ll still go after the one Tien has, but Piccolo has the one at the Lookout.’ She glances over to you. ‘Are you that worried they’ll hurt her if you don’t show up with them?’

>A. ...To be honest, yes. I’d rather we not put her in any greater risk. We need both
>B. No... no we’ll save her without giving in to their demands. We can give it to another person instead (who?)
>C. Something else?

Also, roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 13.
>>
File: PinkCrystalBall(UH).png (264 KB, 950x686)
264 KB
264 KB PNG
Rolled 18 (1d20)

what if we put all the dragon balls into crystal balls like that fairy maple met...

enchanted crystal balls.
>>
Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3040224
>A.
>>
Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3040224
>C. I don't know. I'd like to think they don't want to hurt Cocoa if they don't have to. They're warriors after all.
>>
Rolled 13, 12, 2 = 27 (3d20)

>>3040231
>>3040236
>>3040242
Very nice!
>>
>>3040236
>>3040242
Both of these.
>>
File: Ninja.png (27 KB, 75x128)
27 KB
27 KB PNG
>>3040224
You fly slowly as you look aroung the area leading out of West City. ‘...To be honest, I don’t know. I’d like to think they wouldn’t hurt Cocoa if they don’t have to. I want to believe that they’ll keep their word as warriors... but at the same time, they’re also clearly assassins. They tried that attempt on that alien’s life, and just a little bit ago on one of their own. Also I don’t... I don’t want to put Cocoa at any greater risk than she’s already in.’

‘...Keep searching.’

‘M-mom?’

Aaand she teleports away. Well, you’ve got a job to do then. You keep your eyes open for a car like the one in the photo, staying high above the ground as you follow the highways. You’re looking for a needle in a haystack. But.. wait, maybe... You raise your Ki just a little bit more. Suddenly you feel a very faint but very familiar presence. Could it... could it be...?

COCOA!

You trail a car that matches the one in the photo, the car speeding up as you follow. It takes a detour into the countryside, traveling some distance up a hill. The car comes to a stop at the top, three figures stepping out. You touch down some distance away. She’s there. She’s there! You found her!

https://youtu.be/D5bZarMSMM0

“Not one step closer.” a voice calls out to you. It’s... very vaguely familiar. Maybe it... wait, it’s that guy who you first encountered! You recognize his black hair and eyes, and that blue outfit. He holds a blindfolded Cocoa by the arm. “You know our conditions, Son Peppa.”

“Told you.” Cocoa states calmly. “Told you she’d find me.”

“Will you SHUT UP!” he demands. The ninja looks over to you. “The Dragon Balls. Where are they?”

Maple teleports in with both of them in her hands. “Am I late?”

>A. Just in time, mom. We’ll give you the Dragon Balls, then you let her go. Warrior’s honor!
>B. If you hurt a SINGLE hair on her head, I will make you regret it!
>C. Hand over Cocoa first!
>D. Even if you have these two, Tien still has the last one. You won’t get away with this
>E. Something else?
>>
>>3040381
>C. Hand over Cocoa first!
>>
>>3040381
>C.
Then
>B.
>>
>>3040381
>E. One now, one later. Mom, leave one ball with me and take Cocoa home.
If he agrees, maybe we can negotiate a little more.
>>
>>3040381
>>3040412
This
>>
>>3040412
Actually yeah, this is a better idea.
>>
>>3039959
>>
File: nohat.png (56 KB, 406x618)
56 KB
56 KB PNG
>>3040381
https://youtu.be/myxUmcpBaqU

“One now, one later.” you tell the ninja. “Mom, leave one with me and take Cocoa home.”

“That wasn’t what we asked, girl.” the ninja states angrily. “Both.”

“You said both by the start of the Tournament.” you correct him. “One now and we’ll promise to give you the last one at the Tournament. Just let her go.”

Maple hands you the Five-Star Ball. “No funny business. We promise.”

The ninja slowly starts to advance, pulling Cocoa along with him, pointing a finger to her throat with his other hand. “Give me one good reason to trust you.”

“You failed to get the one Tien has.” your mom states. “Even if we give you both, you still have a lot of work to do.”

There seems to be a confident smile appear on his face. “...Hand over the Dragon Ball first.”

“Same time.” Maple demands, putting away the Four-Star Ball.

You bring your hand up to him. He’s hesitant, but decides to lean down, about to take it. Before he does though, he tells you, “If the second one isn’t given to us when it starts, you will never see her again.”

“I’d never put her in danger.” you affirm. “You’ll get the Dragon Ball. Just promise that she stays out of this.”

He tosses her at you as he takes the orange sphere. “She will always be in danger unless you uphold your end of the bargain. We did this once. Next time won’t be so pretty.”

You hug Cocoa tight, removing her blindfold. “I’m sorry, I’m so, so sorry...”

“What exactly are you trying to wish for? What is this Warrior?” Maple asks.

He turns back and stares down at her. “...Maple Mahogany.”

“Son-” your mother tries to interrupt, but is cut off.

“How long has your little group of friends hoarded over keeping the Earth safe?” he asks. “How successful have you truly been at it?” Mom is... silent. “The Warrior will help us do better.”

“I-”

He enters his vehicle with another member and drives off before your mom can give her response. She watches quietly until she finally looks away. You finally let go of Cocoa. “I... you must have been so scared... y-you must hate me for this...”

“Oh I’m plenty terrified!” she admits, the blank expression she was keeping finally cracking as dread washes over her... but then a smile appears in spite of it. “Keeping a straight face through the whole ordeal is just about the hardest thing I’ve ever done... but... I did know, deep down, you’d get me back.”

Your eyes start to water. “Cocoa...”

Mom nods her head. “Let’s get you home then.”

>A. I’m coming too. Not letting you out of my sight for at least the next hour
>B. I’m following them, I can still track where they’re headed
>C. Thanks for trusting in me, Cocoa
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3040521
>A. I’m coming too. Not letting you out of my sight for at least the next hour
>C. Thanks for trusting in me, Cocoa
>>
>>3040521
Good job, Peppa.
>C.
>A.
I really want to push this further, but I think we've made the first step on bridging the gap today. Take the W.

And, maybe for when we're alone with Maple
>D. Mom? Deep down, do you think the people of Earth resent us?
>>
>>3040521
>D. Well, you did become Peppa-bait, so sorry 'bout that. You did well at putting a spotlight on yourself ki-wise, I guess that's just what you can expect from an actress!
>C. Thanks for trusting in me, Cocoa.
>>
>>3040521
>A & C
Ask her how it went down. We want to prevent this from happening again, Dragon Ball or not.
>D.
Reassure mom. She's kinda just had her fears confirmed
>>
File: demon king dafoe.jpg (37 KB, 225x329)
37 KB
37 KB JPG
>>3040542
>Mom? Deep down, do you think the people of Earth resent us?
YOU AND ME CAN RULE THIS PLANET, SON PEPPA, OR WE CAN JUST FIGHT TO THE DEATH
>>
>>3040521
No reason to risk anything else. You hold on to Cocoa’s wrist and smile. “I’m coming too. Not letting you out of my sight for at least another hour. Maybe two.”

Cocoa laughs. “At least take me to dinner first. Ah, wait! Capsule Corp first!”

“Huh? Why? ...Oh, right. Goggles.” You shake your head.

“...Not just that.” she replies as the three of you teleport, appearing close to Pantea.

She turns around. “Oh thank god... you found her.”

https://youtu.be/XcIkYVo9y0s

Cocoa then pulls something out of her pocket. “This looked important.” She places down... a torn bit of a ticket? “I’d recognize this anywhere. They shredded up a bit of an airline ticket.”

The three of you look at her with surprise. “...How-” Pantea barely gets out before Cocoa continues.

“Was stuck to the clothes of the one who kidnapped me. Felt it when I tried to struggle away. Put it in my pocket as soon as I felt it. Haven’t been able to see where it leads to, but, least I could do after getting made the little damsel in distress.” Cocoa states proudly... even though her legs are shaking.

“...H-H-O-Y.” Pantea reads aloud. “Wait... Yahhoy?”

You... start laughing. “Eheh... hahahaha. Hahahahaha! God... you... you kept your calm even while doing all that for us?”

“As best I could. I felt like screaming at least three times.” she admits. “...Thanks again for coming for me.”

You hug her tight. “Thank you for trusting in me, Cocoa. Even if you did... kinda get used as Peppa bait. And... you even got my attention by raising your Ki. Heh, guess you found a way to put a spotlight on yourself, ey, little miss up-and-coming actress?”

She laughs. “Really though I might lose a finger or two if you hadn’t come looking for me.” Cocoa looks over to Pantea. “Can I use your bathroom really quick? Before the anxiety I’ve been holding in finally takes over and I faint or... something?”

“Down the hall, third door on your left.” Pantea directs.

(cont.)
>>
>>3040697
The brown-haired girl runs in that direction, and you can’t help but follow her. As she enters, you wait outside but keep talking. “How... how did it all go down? I don’t want this to happen again, so... anything you can tell me.”

“Was about a block away from Capsule Corp when they captured me.” she replies loudly. “Scared the hell out of me, but I tried to think fast. The guy who was shoving me around was the one who captured me.” She gets to the sink and lets it run for a bit after washing her hands. You hear her splash water on her face for a bit before she continues. “Shoved me in that car, next thing I know I’m blindfolded and heading out of the city.”

“How’d you learn to hide your Ki?”

“Bit of practice, but did the best I could once I really felt them do the same.” Cocoa exits the bathroom, smiling kindly at you. “...I knew why they were after me. And sure, I was terrified... but I knew I couldn’t panic. Just kept telling them, and myself, that you’d come for me.”

You blush a little. “I’m-”

“You say sorry one more time and I’m going to bonk you on your forehead.”

Heh. “...Just glad you’re safe.”

“Catch!” Pantea tosses the goggles over to Cocoa. “I’ll have Launch look at this ASAP!”

“Glad me being the damsel in distress worked out for us at least.” Cocoa tells her with a wave.

With everything set, mom teleports both you and her back to the girl’s house. Cocoa explains to her mother... most of what had happened. That she’d been kidnapped and that you and Maple managed to rescue her. Leaving out most of the bits on the ninja and WHY they’d kidnapped her, just stating they were asking for a special ransom.

“I owe you so much...” the girl’s mother tells you, tears streaking down her cheeks. “You did everything to get my little girl home. You’re both real heroes.”

Mom smiles awkwardly. “It... was nothing, just glad my daughter’s best friend is back home safe.”

“Maple, Peppa, you both take care.”

As the two of you exit, you notice mom’s still got that awkward smile on her face... and it’s slowly fading into a frown. “I... I know what he said, but mom, do you really think, deep down, the people of Earth resent us?”

“...I’m less sure than I used to be at least.” she admits quietly.

“Because I don’t.” you tell your mother, causing her to look at you in surprise. “You saw what they were like. Kidnapping innocents, threatening their lives... they’re criminals, mom. Earthling or not. We’re better than that. Actions speak louder than words.”

Maple pats you on the head. “Guess I must be doing something right if you’re giving little motivational speeches like that.”

>A. Actually... can I stay with Cocoa for a bit more? Please?
>B. Hey, mom... can we talk about something a bit more personal when we get home?
>C. Something else?
>>
>>3040701
>>A. Actually... can I stay with Cocoa for a bit more? Please?
>>
>>3040701
Cocoa is officially best girl.

>A.
>>
>>3040701
>C. Tournament talk, get some input from Mom on how she would handle the exchange, and the fallout
But also
>B.
>>
>>3040729
I'll back this C too.
>>
File: big-4345812b04.jpg (303 KB, 500x500)
303 KB
303 KB JPG
>>3040701
You tap your heel against the pavement. “...Hey, mom? Be honest. How... would you have handled that whole exchange on your own?”

Maple places her hands behind her back. “Mm. A bit like how you handled it. Focused more on making sure she’s safe, trying to keep a cool head. Honestly though, if it were back when I was your age, and someone had captured Chi-chi or Chuu Lee... I might not have handled it quite as well as you did. I might make more mistakes. I might end up letting them have both Dragon Balls...” She adds telepathically, ‘But I guess it is a little similar to what Towa tried to pull when your dad became Champion.’

“Thanks, mom. And don’t let what he said get to you.” You stretch your arms and yawn. “This day’s been more of a workout than I was expecting. And I still have a Tournament to prepare for.”

Your mom crosses her arms and smirks. “Not thinking of redacting that declaration that you’ll be champion, are you?”

“Never!” you assure her. “Even with all that’s been going on, I’ve still got my sights set on that title!”

“That’s my girl.”

You look back Cocoa’s house for a moment. “...Would, um, you mind if I spend a little longer here? If they’ll let me?”

She pats your head. “If it’s okay with them. Know you’re worried about her, Peppa.”

“Thanks mom.”

You head in and talk with her mother briefly, then go over to Cocoa when you get the okay from her. She pokes you in the cheek and chuckles. “Come now, you don’t need to watch me like a hawk. I doubt they’d try the same thing twice.”

“Hasn’t been an hour yet. I’m keeping true to my word.” you state flatly.

“You’re a dork, Peppa.” Cocoa giggles. “But I don’t think I’d want you to change that.”

“Don’t think I could change that if I wanted to.” you affirm. “Cocoa... be honest, you holding up okay?”

She looks out the window cautiously. “I’ll probably have a hard time sleeping tonight, but yes. I think I am.”

You rest back on the couch the two of you are sitting on. “Just... making sure.”

“Tell you what, tomorrow, let’s just have a little get together with everyone. Take a break from your little ninja hunt and relax. You’ll turn your hair grey if you keep worrying like this.”

“Mm... yeah, sounds like a plan.” Pantea and Bulma have that new lead anyway. You can spare a bit of your time to really relax.

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #4... Paused
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for this thread. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions Did y’all have fun?
>>
>>3040798
Good stuff.
Very revealing session. A lot of pieces seemed to click together at once. Depending on how the exchange goes, we could talk our way out of this situation.
Just to confirm, Peppa (and I guess most of the kids) know about the dangers of overusing the dragon balls? They were around for the conversations but... that was a long time ago and it might not have clicked as one would hope.


>>
>>3040798
Really enjoyed this. Cocoa helping us out like that was unexpected but a nice twist to this whole ordeal, and makes me extra glad we were able to rescue her without any complications. Cocoa a best.

That said, would be nice to get together with the other girls for a bit too. Videl, Lime, Pantea, Izzy, Cocoa, and Peppa. Girl time!
>>
>>3040798
I liked how the one and only thing we'll teach her came in handy.

I don't know what this Warrior Cult is after, especially since they assume we're too dumb to understand, but it seems like they're dissatisfied that their world is peaceful thanks to aliens, meaning it is also at the mercy of aliens. Doing mental gymnastics that ignore the power that beings like Maple possess was hard-earned, the good that aliens have brought to fend off evil, and the fact that they are deliberately stoking the fires of a war with these assassinations, raids, and kidnappings, they seem like they're jealous of aliens' natural talents, power, and fame.

Meanwhile, they're in the dark, unknown, only knowing that there are beings so superior to them, fighting off beings that would brush them from existence like a gnat, and to top it all off these beings aren't human, doggo, or iguanese. No matter how hard they train, they'll never be able to reach the heights of alien bodies because some god designed earthlings to be weaker and easy prey to the favored demigods. Then again, Chuu Lee's pretty baller, but she was taught by an alien witch, so the witch must have done some alien thing to make her stronger.

Learning that stellar ritual would be anathema to their pride, so instead they studied every tome they could find, searching for anything that could make Earth's humans able to stand on their own. Eventually, they found out about this Warrior, and seek to resurrect him. Now, how do they know the Warrior is truly dead still? Not already reincarnated, or maybe this Warrior wishes to rest in peace? These people are organized and fanatical in their work, so I don't think it's because of a desperate, wishful dream that their messiah is still there, willing and waiting to rise from the dead. Perhaps they communicated with the dead somehow, maybe using Fortuneteller Baba's services. We should go ask her at least, and maybe get an idea of who has the funds to pay a Seance fee.
>>
>>3041078
>they are deliberately stoking the fires of a war with these assassinations, raids, and kidnappings
The assassinations would provoke aliens to come to Earth seeking vengeance, showing Earthlings that what's out there ain't good for them. The raids are done by a superficially different group, pirates, which the ninjas could write off as being unaffiliated with them, with Spopovich as a likely patsy. The kidnapping is them getting desperate, so close to power and one of those space monkeys is mucking up their plan to start a War of the Worlds, and so resort to criminal acts that their pride would normally not allow because eventually, aliens will get tired of Earth's (their) shit, and they need whatever key to power this Warrior has in store because they need to be seen as the Good Guys who will successfully defend Earth from Extraterrestrial threats, without the help of some midget soccer mom and her monkey family.
>>
>>3041107
>The raids are done by a superficially different group, pirates, which the ninjas could write off as being unaffiliated with them, with Spopovich as a likely patsy.
The pirate raiding is likely how they fund their operations, mainly Fortuneteller Baba's fee, so maybe going down that route could be a dead end with no new information as to who would be rich enough.
>>
>>3041078
>>3041107
>>3041112
You've got a good start, but you're still making a lot of leaps to try and fill in the gaps and things get muddied. Take smaller steps, we don't need to completely understand the 'why', only get a general idea.
>>
>>3041259
They like being ninja and flying airships because they're fashionable?
>>
>>3041700
Obvs, but there's more than that too. Updating my notes, but we've probably got enough to negotiate. And maybe win.
>>
File: 1448849278737.gif (2.51 MB, 350x197)
2.51 MB
2.51 MB GIF
>>3041700
>>3041750
Speaking of team fashion: MC High Five, requires a DC of 19 from all three of them to pull off.
>>
https://pastebin.com/CeBZZyJK
Updated a bit with details from the last two sessions.

tl;dr
Ninjas appear to be a group of humans who want independence and autonomy away from outside forces (aliens/devils/majin). They may view them as the cause of bad things happening. They aren't entirely wrong in their thinking.
The Warrior is their solution to this issue. The Warrior will make the humans strong again, either through a presence on the battlefield, or an intangible means that will literally/figuratively give humans strength.
The ninjas want to protect the planet, and see this as the best route to do so. Our job may be to prove them wrong either through reason, or force.

At this time, it is unknown how 'the lady' factors into this.
>>
>>3041078
I doubt they have directly used Baba's services, as Baba might have noticed who it was that looked for a warrior. But this does get me thinking... are they aware of Shen meeting Mutaito? If so, maybe the Warrior is related to him. Apparently in the Attack of the Saiyans game, Mutaito helped Tien develop the Multi-Form technique when he encountered his spirit during training. Shen said he developed it on his own in-Quest, but still might be something worth considering.

Also, looking it up, Yahhoy is close to a Ninja fortress in Buu's Fury. In addition, it's where we've encountered Magil the first time in that spooky Deadly Premonition forest. Could that be how they're hiding themselves from detection?
>>
>>3041993
...

oh fuck, I completely forgot about Launch's Deadly Premonition backstory.
>>
>>3042342
I'd like to forget too.
>>
>>3041993
Huh, the Spooky Forest is also filled with frogs. Ninja use frogs.
>>
File: Videl-lt.jpg (30 KB, 640x427)
30 KB
30 KB JPG
>>3040806
>>3040824
>>3041078
Very glad y'all had fun with this!

>Just to confirm, Peppa (and I guess most of the kids) know about the dangers of overusing the dragon balls?
They have had it explained to them as they grew up, yes. They know that overusing the Dragon Balls is dangerous.

>>3041078
>>3041107
>>3041112
>>3041259
>>3041700
>>3041750
>>3041955
>>3041993
>>3042342
>>3042723
Just want to say again I'm very happy with how y'all are handling this. Getting closer than you might think in solving this.

And with that, we're back!

>>3040798
https://youtu.be/Qz-OOweIo-Q

Lime takes a sip of lemonade as you and Cocoa recount all that went down, sitting with Videl, Pantea, and Izumi in a little forested area near her home. “I’m surprised you were able to keep your cool for that long. I’d have at the very least tried to knock that guy’s teeth out.” she comments as she puts her glass down.

“And I’d only end up hurt if I tried something like that.” she states bluntly.

“Still, good that you’re safe.” Videl adds, drinking some of her own lemonade.

Pantea rests her elbows on her knees and places her chin on her palms. “So, to switch the subject just a bit, you two liking those goggles?”

“Mine definitely came in handy the other day.” you tell her, giving them a gentle stretch as they rest on the top of your head. “You and your mom did some great work on these!”

“They’re actually really cool. The little communication function seems like it’ll come in handy.” Cocoa replies. “Not all of us have learned that telepathy things you guys can do.”

The purple-haired girl grins proudly. “Then that’s a couple satisfied customers. Mom’ll be glad to hear that.”

“You thinking on selling them?” Lime asks her.

She gives a shrug. “Eh, probably wouldn’t hurt to have another product like that on the market. Peppa’s especially could be useful for a number of industries that deal with potential eye hazards.”

“Well glad I could be your guinea pig then.” you tell Pantea teasingly.

>A. Izzy, did you and your dad find out about anything else from that airship? Anything interesting?
>B. What’ve you been up to, Lime? Things been peaceful over here, at least?
>C. So, how’d that date with Sharpner go, Videl?
>D. You have any news on Giru, Pantea?
>E. Something else?
>>
>>3042923
>A. Izzy, did you and your dad find out about anything else from that airship? Anything interesting?
>>
>>3042923
That's encouraging.

>A, B, C.
>>
>>3042923

>A. Izzy, did you and your dad find out about anything else from that airship? Anything interesting?
>B. What’ve you been up to, Lime? Things been peaceful over here, at least?
>C. So, how’d that date with Sharpner go, Videl?
>>
>>3042923
C.
A.
I hope Peppa can feel normal for a little while.
>>
File: wh-what.png (40 KB, 278x137)
40 KB
40 KB PNG
>>3042923
“Say, Izzy, you and your dad find anything else out from that airship? Anything interesting at all?”

She twirls a finger in her hair. “Some stolen artifacts, few dating back to ancient Nemuria, but nothing magical, just mostly historical pieces. That sword apparently belonged to a warlord who terrorized West City some time in the past.” The girl crosses her legs and shrugs. “Other than that? Just a bunch of black market Red Ribbon and Pod Corporation technology and weapons. Oh! And like... a lot of stolen underwear. Like, a bizarrely large amount of it.”

Videl does a double-take. “What.”

“Beats me as to why they had it.” she comments. “Not even just women’s underwear. All kinds of it.”

“So the underpants gnomes finally found out phase two.” Pantea remarks.

...Moooooving on. “Hey, uh, how’d that date with Sharpner go, Videl?”

“In a word: poorly.” she replies in a very quick and disgruntled tone.

“Uh-oh.” Pantea starts off, scooting closer. “Don’t tell me you scared him off?”

Videl glares at her. “No. I just... he kinda tries way, way too hard. Movie and dinner, insisting he pay for everything, trying the whole time to butter me up.” She throws her hands up. “Like, I get what he’s doing, really. He wants to make me feel appreciated and everything, but... it’s just too much.”

“And you’re not really into him, huh?” Lime asks her.

Videl looks down and admits, “He’s a nice guy, but yeah. I’m really not. And I don’t think he can take the hint very well.”

(cont.)
>>
File: videl 1.jpg (138 KB, 491x349)
138 KB
138 KB JPG
>>3043164
“What movie did you two see anyway?” Cocoa asks her.

“That samurai flick that’s out. Was okay. Better choice than the one he was originally thinking on taking me to at least.” Videl shudders.

“...Which one?” you ask hesitantly.

“Remember that movie that was based on your mom and dad and everyone from a few years ago?” she questions. You, Izzy, and Lime shake your heads, while Pantea and Cocoa look at her with dread. “Krillin was like, some kind of alien in it?”

Izzy tilts her head. “Krillin was in a movie?”

“No no, a guy was like, playing Krillin.” she clarifies. “And he was an alien in the movie, for some reason.”

Cocoa covers her face. “Oh GOD no.”

“Yeah. Made a sqeuel.” Videl again shudders. “It’s... bad.”

“Nobody tell Piccolo. NOBODY tell Piccolo.” Pantea demands.

“WHY did he think that’d be a good one?!” Cocoa asks her indignantly. “That thing is AWFUL!”

“Was a ‘martial arts’ film. Figured I’d like it. Ugh.”

You honestly have no idea what they’re talking about but you are going to store this nugget of information in the back of your mind for potentially nefarious purposes later. You hope mom knows about it. Because if she doesn’t... “Well, disasterous dates aside, could’ve been worse, right?”

“Mnnh.” Videl looks away, pouting slightly.

Okay, better not aggravate her more. “Eheh. Uh... Lime! How about you, what’ve you been up to? Everything still peaceful up here?”

“Surprisingly we’re getting a few tourists from off-planet.” she replies. “Few aliens stopping by for the sightseeing. Was odd to see them so far out here, honestly.”

“Wait, really?” the rest of you ask in unison.

“Yeah. Some weird, short pink guys in these strange clothes accompanied by another in the same clothing that was even shorter and had a round head. Oh! And this one guy in this weird white armor and blue jumpsuit. He looked human, but his muscles were all bulked up like he’d been taking a ton of steroids or something.”

>A. White armor and blue jumpsuit... that sounds familiar
>B. Videl, are there, uh, any guys you might be looking for beside Sharpner then?
>C. No mysterious robots or anything, right?
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3043175
>B.
Then
>A.
>>
>>3043202
Seconded
>>
>>3043175
>A. White armor and blue jumpsuit... that sounds familiar
>B. Videl, are there, uh, any guys you might be looking for beside Sharpner then?
>>
>>3043216
This order sounds more organic.
>>
File: Videl-blushing.jpg (12 KB, 150x266)
12 KB
12 KB JPG
>>3043175
https://youtu.be/4wVhc6gGJjA

You clap your hands together and then point them at Videl. “...I don’t mean to be rude by asking you this, but, Videl, are there, uh... any guys you might be looking for beside Sharpner? Anyone at all?”

She plays with her pigtails as she thinks over your question. “I... I don’t know.”

“Want me to start guessing?” Pantea asks with a very smug smirk.

“I will hit you.” Videl replies. “I just... I’ve been thinking it over for a while now, and I just... don’t really know what I want.”

Izumi scoots closer to her. “Come on, tell us. What’re you looking for in a guy, Videl?”

“Mmn...” Her fingers fidgit. “Like... someone who’s not trying to force himself to accomodate me, if that makes any sense. Someone who’s nice, but able to stand up for himself. And... like, I don’t know, someone who’d want to stand up for others, but not do it for any sort of recognition.”

Pantea leans closer. “...So a shorter guy, taller guy, black hair, brown hair-?”

“Pantea.” Videl grumbles.

“So... Gohan?” Izzy questions.

Videl pouts and blushes. “N-no! Someone a bit closer to my age, at least.”

You spot Pantea briefly let out a sigh of relief, before commenting, “I think Gohan’s more into blondes anyway.”

A judging look appears on her face. “Well he can try for Erasa then. Besides, like... he’s nice and all, but I don’t know, even if he were older, probably not.”

You almost feel like you should say something in your brother’s defense... but honestly, Gohan’s probably not into her either. But who...? Wait. Mmmmaybe...? “...Kuriza?” you offer, gaining a glare from her yourself. “Hey, come on, he’s a nice guy, certainly fits a number of your criteria. And think about, Space Empress Videl~”

She hides her face in her palms and mumbles out, “You guys suuuuuck.”

“Look, I’m sure you’ll find someone some time. Just don’t give up.” Cocoa tells her encouragingly.

“Just don’t start adopting cats.” Lime tells her jokingly.

You nudge her in the arm. “Okay, okay, enough teasing.” Hmm, what were you talking about before this? Ah, right! “Hmm... Lime, that guy you mentioned, he sounds familiar.”

“I don’t think Videl’s into the roid rage-”

“No no, let’s see... aha!” You draw out the “M” symbol in the dirt. “Did he have this on his head anywhere?”

“Was wearing a beanie... hrmn. Wait...” She gets a stick and draws a couple lines where you made the symbol. “...Maybe he did.”

>A. Did he do anything suspicious while here?
>B. What direction did he head off in?
>C. You sure he was human, and not just some alien who looks human?
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3043322
>>A. Did he do anything suspicious while here?
>>B. What direction did he head off in?
>>
File: vwzdtlfhcbb01.jpg (123 KB, 600x1200)
123 KB
123 KB JPG
>>3043322
...I know that description more or less fits Canon Gohan, but, honestly? Cabba sorta fits it too.

>A & B.
>>
>>3043322
This is supposed to be restful! Not going to deny plot advancement though.
>A
And while Lime thinks it over
>D. Telepathically ask Paneta if she's relieved not to be competing with Videl for once
Cheeky sidelong grin too.
>>
>>3043375
Backing!
>>
>>3043343
I thought she was talking about Onio.
>>
>>3043386
Onio is a jerk though.
>>
>>3043401
Onio is strong-fat, could be roid-rage.
>>
File: Lucca-hn.jpg (15 KB, 225x225)
15 KB
15 KB JPG
>>3043322
“Did the guy do anything suspicious while he was here?” Welp. So much for taking a break from all this. As she thinks it over, you glance at Pantea, grinning cheekily and commenting to her telepathically, ‘Relieved you don’t have any competition against Videl there, for once?’

Her face goes bright red as she pouts at you. ‘Oh shush.’

Lime scratches the top of her head. “Well... he did have this weird pocket watch thing he kept looking at. Was kind of rude, not very talkative. But he didn’t like, threaten anyone while he was here. Got a little grumpy at the alien tourists that were taking pictures, but that’s about it.”

“Maybe he was looking for where Giru ended up?” Pantea suggests, trying to hide her prominent blush.

“If he were that’d mean that they don’t have a way of tracking him.” Videl comments, raising an eyebrow as she notices Pantea’s face. “...So why leave him here in the first place?”

You shake your head. “I doubt that’s it. Say, Lime, what exactly was he doing when he was checking that thing? Did he seem to watch over anyone in particular?”

“Well... he kinda did seem to pay closer attention to me and gramps. He’d look at us a couple times, then down at his pocket watch. He left about 20 minutes after he arrived.”

Videl tilts her head. “...You and your grandfather are the strongest ones in the area, right?”

Lime rubs the back of her neck. “I-I mean I’m nowhere near as tough as gramps, but I’m not a slouch when it comes to his lessons..”

Very suspicious. “What direction did he leave towards?”

“Down south-east somewhere I guess.”

“Hmm... should probably have someone keep an eye out for that.” Pantea comments. “If he was trying to check your Ki, maybe the two of you weren’t high enough for him.”

“Encouraging.” Lime remarks dryly.

You notice Cocoa looking at you all uncomfortably. Doesn’t seem too happy with this direction the conversation’s going.

>A. Well, we can look into this later! Today, it’s all about relaxation
>B. This is kind of important, you need to get on top of it right away
>C. Something else?
>>
>>3043511
>A.
It can wait.
>C.
Telepathically, to Pantea, "Rooting for you"
>>
>>3043511
>C. Dragonball locators look a bit like pocket watches, maybe he was looking for them. But I thought CC made the one?
>A.
>>
>>3043511
>A. Well, we can look into this later! Today, it’s all about relaxation
>>
>>3043511
Worth it.
>C. See about setting aside time to work with Lime a little after the tournament
If nothing else, she's the odd girl out as far as spending time together. I'm curious what she's up to.
>A.
Then get the day back on track. Maybe get Cocoa involved and ask how the practices are going?
>>
>>3043511
>A. Well, we can look into this later! Today, it’s all about relaxation
>>
>>3043511
>A. Well, we can look into this later! Today, it’s all about relaxation
>C. Set a specific later.
>>
File: casual.png (10 KB, 89x152)
10 KB
10 KB PNG
>>3043511
https://youtu.be/XcIkYVo9y0s

“...Eh, you guys know what? All of this can wait. We’ll look into it later, like maybe tomorrow. Today? It’s all about some relaxation.” You lean back and lay down, looking up and spotting Cocoa smiling at you.

“She’s right, guys. Pretty sure that you all can take some time out to just breathe for a bit.” Cocoa tells everyone.

“All right, all right.” Videl holds her hands up. “I’ll put this on hold. So long as you guys promise to not try to dig into my love life any more.”

“Promise.” Izzy tells her with a sly smile.

You sit up a bit. “Hey, Cocoa, how’s your practice for that school play coming along?”

“Very well, actually. Um...” She looks down shyly, poking her fingers together. “Might appreciate it if you guys could come see it when it’s time.”

“I could probably put in the time.” Lime comments. “When is it again?”

“Start of July, one of the end of the school year presentations.”

Videl and Pantea nod at her, with Videl remarking, “Sure, sure. Shouldn’t be interrupting anything. Though, careful with that invitation. The next World Champion might be the one attending.”

“Yeah. Me.” you state confidently. “And I wouldn’t miss it.”

Izumi finishes her lemonade. “I could probably make it, I guess.”

Cocoa giggles. “Thanks.”

“Hey, Lime, do you have anything going on coming up too? Wouldn’t be fair to have us just drag you everywhere.”

She shrugs. “Eh, unless one of you wants to help me out at gramps’ store, not much on my plate. Don’t have any dates or anything coming up.”

Izzy raises an eyebrow. “What a very interesting choice of words.”

Lime shuts her down quickly. “Save it.”

Your cousin holds her hand to her mouth and laughs. “Well, we’ve teased Videl enough already-”

“Yes you have.”

“-but I’m curious about another one or two of us that’s looking.” Her eyes seem to lock on to Pantea.

Telepathically, you cheer, ‘Rooting for ya!’ to her.

As her cheeks redden, she glances down at you. “...How about you, Peppa? Any boys you’re looking at recently?”

>A. Nope! None! Your turn!
>B. We’re changing the subjext right now
>C. ...Okay, real talk for a second? No joking, please?
>D. I plead the fifth
>E. Something else?
>>
>>3043600
>D. I plead the fifth
>>
Does Peppa even know any boy her age other than her brother and Sharpner?
>>
>>3043600
Oh if only we'd been asked before agreeing to relax we could make a joke about mysterious, dashing masked men with bad attitudes.
>A.
>>
>>3043600
>A. Nope! None! Your turn!
>>
>>3043600
>A. Nope! None! Your turn!
>>
>>3043619
Kuriza?

>>3043600
>A.
>Look over at Cocoa for a monent, then look away really fast
>>
>>3043600
>E. Boys with BIG butts. Buttboys.
>>
>>3043633
>Kuriza?
Eail's old quest traumatized me to monkey/Freeza race relations
>>
>>3043640
That's fair.
>>
>>3043638
Better than no butts or flat butts
>>
>>3043600
>E. I've known Kuriza since I was a kid, but for all I know he could be 30. He is short though...
>>
>>3043660
Still traumatized
>>
>>3043654
PAWBs, Phat Ass White Boys.
>>
File: 061.png (489 KB, 600x850)
489 KB
489 KB PNG
>>3043600
>E. Anyone here ever smell their dad's laundry?
>>
You do know that you still have the same ID right?
>>
>>3043680
It's his way of joking. I think.
>>
>>3043600
While you almost give Cocoa a quick glance, and consider pleading the fifth, you quickly respond, “Nope! None! Your turn!” and lay back down. Nailed it. No... need to make this any more awkward.

“...None?” Pantea repeats, almost disappointed.

“Your turn!”

Cocoa and Lime laugh. “You heard her, Pantea.”

“Tch. No fair...” She crosses her arms and pouts. “...I’m not seeing anyone yet.”

“Yet?” Videl inquires teasingly. “So, you’ve got your eyes set on someone, and just haven’t asked him?”

Izumi chuckles. “Betting I know just who it-”

“Oh stop. I know what you all are trying to do. I’m not making any moves like that.” she protests as she blushes once more. “I... I know how things might turn out. Might. But I’m not going to rush it. For now, I just want to stay friends. Give him a chance to grow up. Okay?”

“I-I’m sorry...” Videl’s shoulders slouch. “Didn’t... didn’t mean to-”

“Let’s just drop it, okay?” Pantea looks away from you all, still flustered.

Oof. Now you feel like a bit of a jerk. Let’s... get the spotlight off her. “...How about you, cuz? Any boys you’re looking at?”

She looks down her nose. “Hmnh. I may have a few suitors trying to win my favor, but I’m not giving them an inch until I’m sure they can behave properly around a lady.”

“So you’re playing hard to get.” Lime remarks.

“Nyeh.” Izzy sticks her tongue out.

Cocoa shakes her head. “You’re all a bunch of dorks.”

“And you still hang out with us.” you remind her.

“‘Cause I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #4... Paused
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for this thread. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions Did y’all have fun?
>>
>>3043728
Cute and awkward. I'm glad we were able to get away from the stresses of ninjas, evil spirits and threats from beyond the stars for a little while.
It's nice that the girls have their options open and kept it light-hearted, for the most part.

Tournament next? Or is there still time in between?
>>
>>3043728
I really liked this bit of downtime, was cute. And nice to see what Pantea's thoughts that is, makes sense that she's cautious about it. Still marking down that Cabba is pretty close to what Videl is looking for. Overall good times, Kato.
>>
>>3041993
>>3042342
What if one of the 'mistakes' the ninja keep referencing is Launch?

>>3043728
Entirely unrelated Pantea's response kind of hit me as different. Was it more that she didn't want to go right away, or something else? Does she know someone who has their eye on Peppa? Does the spirit of Matchmaker Maple live on?
>>
>>3044289
>Does she know someone who has their eye on Peppa?

I can't imagine who cause like I said earlier Peppa doesn't know any boys her age besides Gohan and Sharpner.
>>
>>3044289
Given what she said, I think she didn't want everyone teasing her about having a crush on Gohan, especially since she's a few years older than him. She didn't exactly deny that she likes him, just that she wouldn't to rope him into a relationship until he was older.

Though now that you bring it up I do have to wonder if she does know of anyone who likes Peppa. Or if was she asking that because she suspects Peppa likes girls.

>>3044350
Wonder if she suspects a younger boy liking her, like Baozi. Or maybe if she thinks someone older is attractive, like Lapis. Sure Lapis is in a relationship already, but one could still admit he's attractive. Personally I don't think Peppa is into anyone that much older than her though.
>>
>>3044350
You forgot about Pen and his ability to be completely off the radar since day of classes! Speaking of Pen
>“Last week there was [a robot] going through my underwear drawer. At least, that’s what my sister said.”
Mystery solved?

>>3044406
No doubt she was looking to at least delay or reduce her teasing, but there could be a couple different interpretations to her questioning 'none'. Izzy's already told Peppa she needs to try and take it slow, so I wonder if Pantea might be thinking something similar, considering how down to earth Gohan has been (for several years) in comparison.
Or if she has notebooks of possible combinations of her friends stashed away in cases that are supposedly full of really bad games. Like Superman 64. Gohan would never have any reason to look in them.
>>
>>3044289
Nah, the Spooky Forest is Magil's birthplace, and a ninja frog hates what the demons did to their former friend.
>>
Awww this was cute friendship stuff and I slept through all of it!

>While you almost give Cocoa a quick glance,

oooh boy. Now I really want this to happen...

Peppa: "You lost your chance to end this peacefully! You... you hurt MY COCOA!"
>>
File: Spoiler Image (169 KB, 1280x710)
169 KB
169 KB JPG
>>3044555
Why do you want something contrived to happen just cuz it mirrors something that happened in canon?

You were Toyble all along!
>>
>>3044559
I'm a sucker for the cute and cliche.

Plus Peppa is her father's daughter after all.
>>
>>3044564
Peppa is also her own self.

>>3044546
So the reason why all this frog's followers are so loyal is because the frog is intoxicating them with its pheremone slime, which they have to lick at least once a month.
>>
File: Spoiler Image (709 KB, 500x281)
709 KB
709 KB GIF
My dark horse bet on shipping is Izumi x Shin, not in a romance way, but that she'll wanna fuse with him so she can study more magic and get access to god ki so she can help her friends.
>>
>>3044525
Man I almost forgot about him too. Is he based on anyone, Kato? I'd guess that one guy who's friends with Erasa and Sharpner in canon. Also guess that is a mystery solved.

And guess I didn't think of it that way, but it makes sense. Peppa has been kinda farting around all over the place trying to get to the bottom of the ninja mystery. Can be a little worrying.

>Or if she has notebooks of possible combinations of her friends stashed away in cases that are supposedly full of really bad games. Like Superman 64. Gohan would never have any reason to look in them.
This is hilarious. She does seem like the type.

>>3044555
>>3044564
I'd love that. Would be kinda cute.

>>3044651
But could she counter Shin's inherent incompetence?
>>
>>3044662
>But could she counter Shin's inherent incompetence?

Perhaps walking as a man could help with that, showing that for all his longevity, if he is unable to grow strong enough to deal with threats when they come it will prove worthless.
>>
>>3044651
>>3044662
>>3044684
Baozi and Izumi could be cute.

Baozi is royalty on his dad's side and he's in the Mifan royal line.

So double royalty for our ox princess.
>>
>>3044662
I'm fine with either Big Sis Pantea, or her as the pairing paramore. She'd come by either honestly.
>>
>>3044569
Furthermore, Launch is actually the next incarnation of the Slug Princess, seen in how she gets more powerful when encounters pepper, a spice that is the opposite of salt. She is also seen riding on a motorcycle shaped like a snail, another hint at her true nature. The Frog God in the Spooky Forest wanted his wife to be reincarnated again, which was the reason for the ritual in the first place.
>>
>>3044684
Well, one can only hope he starts to learn better after we meet him.

>>3044691
If I'm remembering correctly, Future Baozi liked Future Izzy. But they were older then. Guess it wouldn't rule out an arranged marriage, but I doubt Chichi and Acer would be all that supportive of such an idea.

>>3044808
Same really. Pantea's fun.
>>
File: FancyGohan_2.jpg (15 KB, 400x222)
15 KB
15 KB JPG
Does Peppa know who Gohan likes?

Maybe to get Pantea to up her game, is if she sees the boy she likes with someone else.

...

What's Angela doin?
>>
>>3040015
https://youtu.be/rY-FJvRqK0E

>>3044857
The 'lady' could be dead or maybe living in Otherworld, having enlisted ninja underlings to take the dragon balls and hiding them in Otherworld through Spooky Forest where the border between the living and dead is at one of its narrowest points, and may wish to revive the Warrior in whatever form they're in, be it HFIL, Otherworld, or even by awakening them within a mortal. That mortal could be Launch, her split personality disorder an effect of a 'revival' ritual gone wrong.

>>3044900
>Guess it wouldn't rule out an arranged marriage, but I doubt Chichi and Acer would be all that supportive of such an idea.
Yeah, it's like a decade early to be considering marriage.
>>
>>3043741
>>3043766
>>3044555
Glad y'all are having fun!

>Tournament next? Or is there still time in between?
Open for some training, trying to learn a new technique or two, interacting with some other characters, or pursuing one of the leads you have.

>Still marking down that Cabba is pretty close to what Videl is looking for.
Reminder that Super is still a ways off, anon.

>>3044289
>>3044350
>>3044406
>>3044525
>>3044662
>>3044691
>>3044808
>>3044900
Pantea may or may not be considering playing matchmaker like Maple did. Especially given how she's aware of Bulma ending up with either Vegeta or Goku in other timelines.

>Is he based on anyone, Kato?
Pen is indeed the brown-haired boy in glasses from canon.

>>3045096
Gohan hasn't openly stated that he likes anyone, though Pantea does think he finds Erasa attractive. Angela is still one of Gohan, Peppa, Videl, and Izumi's classmates.

Again glad y'all are putting all that thought into uncovering the mystery. And with that, we are back!

>>3043728
You and your father take your fighting stances, the both of you powered up to Super Saiyan 2, but trying to manage it like you’ve been training to.

“Come on, Peppa!” Goku yells out as he attempts an elbow strike, with you blocking it and pushing away, attempting to counter with a kick that he dodges with a sidestep. “Keep it up!”

You leap into the air and try to slash down at him with your tail, Goku blocking, but you manage to wrap it around his arm and pull up to force him into an incoming kick. He catches your foot and tries to toss you down, but with you still holding his arm by your tail you’re able to pull him with you, planting your hands in the grass and throwing him instead. You flip back up and take your stance, Goku managing a landing. “So how did your little meeting with Vegeta go?”

(cont.)
>>
File: Super Saiyan 2.png (315 KB, 302x600)
315 KB
315 KB PNG
>>3045375
“Honestly I’m surprised with how he was managing to keep his confidence.” your father replies as he dashes low, attempting an uppercut. “Even after learning about the next level from Gohan... he seems like he welcomes the challenge more than anything. Wonder if he’s finally mastered it.”

“Mastered what?” You dodge and spin away, trying to chop at the back of Goku’s head, with him making a quick dash forward to avoid it, then leaping back and trying to deliver a hammer blow that you need both hands to block.

“Using the power of a Super Saiyan while transformed into an Oozaru.” He moves back, bringing his guard up again.

“The way you say that it sounds like you’re prepared for that too.” you comment as you notice his own confidence. You swerve around him, hand digging into the dirt for a moment as you make a hard turn, then fly forward with a spin kick.

“I am.” Goku tells you flatly, causing you to miss with his afterimage as he tries for a dropkick from above. You move forward quickly, causing him to kick into the ground. The two of you are back to back when he asks, “Are you, Peppa? How do you feel about the competition?”

>A. Vegeta’s honestly my biggest concern, especially if he feels confident after feeling the power of a Super Saiyan 3
>B. Vegeta’s strong and all, but it’s you and mom that I’m most worried about, you two know me better than anyone
>C. If Gohan’s really improved as much as I think he has, it’s probably going to be me and him in the finals
>D. Videl and Pantea probably have some great tricks up their sleeves, I’ll be watching them the closest
>E. Something else?
>>
>>3045096
>What's Angela doin?
Wasn't the Tourney Announcer her dad?

>>3045379
>E. I hear there's going to be a kart-racing segment, so it's anyone's game.
>>
>>3045379
>B
A parent always seems to know what their kids are thinking
>E. With everything that's going on lately, there might be some real surprises in store this time.
>>
>>3045379
>>B. Vegeta’s strong and all, but it’s you and mom that I’m most worried about, you two know me better than anyone
>>
>>3045375
Sure sure, just saying the option is there if/when we get to it. And good to know.

>>3045379
In order of most worried to least:
>B.
Goku and Maple are probably some of the best overall fighters out of anyone, and they know Peppa the best. We need some way to surprise them.
>A.
Vegeta don't hold back against us, and might be even more trouble if he's got Gold Oozaru mastered.
>C.
Gohan will want to prove himself the hardest out of anyone, even Vegeta. We need to be ready for any tricks he might use.

And backing this too >>3045419
>>
File: SS2Goku.gif (636 KB, 500x281)
636 KB
636 KB GIF
>>3045379
“Heh, to be honest, even after hearing that, you and mom seem like the bigger challenge.” you tell your father with a smirk.

Goku turns back, a curious smirk on his face. “Yeah?”

“Vegeta won’t hold back against me, sure. Gohan probably wants to prove himself against me too. But the two of you know all I can do, all my quirks and tricks and everything, and honestly, even if you didn’t, you’re both some of the best fighters around.” You take a defensive stance. “I’ll need to be at my best... no, I’ll need to be better than my best to be able to really beat either of you.”

Goku smiles as he prepares his stance as well. “Are you worried you’ll not be able to do that?”

You shake your head as your aura flares around you. “I said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m aiming to become the Champion.”

Dad laughs. “That’s my girl!”

“At the same time though, dad, we can’t ignore that things have been kinda crazy leading up to it. We better be prepared for any surprised.”

You and your father train some more for the day before turning in, you working on your homework with Gohan. Of course, boasting is only worth anything if you can back it up. They know your tricks, but you also know about theirs. Should you do anything to prepare for them?

>A. Going to need to really learn how to use Super Saiyan 3, can’t give up on that!
>B. You need more raw power! Try to match dad, at the very least!
>C. Might be best to train with those who know them best, see if you can pick up on any weaknesses they have
>D. Need some ace in the hole, some technique that’s your own that they won’t see coming... but what should you develop?
>E. As hard as it is, you’ll need to look back into magic again, try and learn something new

Pick two at most, and,

>F. Once you’re done, you should look into that Yahhoy lead
>G. Might be worth seeing Baba for a bit, try and see if she can help point you on the right way
>H. Talk with Piccolo and Trip again, see if they’ve gained any insight given the attempt to steal the Dragon Ball
>I. You know who you haven’t seen in way too long? Teach! See if you can meet with Chuu Lee and Lapis
>J. Spend some more time with Cocoa and Lime, you shouldn’t keep rushing into this stuff
>K. Something else?

Pick one, please.
>>
>>3045519
>D. Need some ace in the hole, some technique that’s your own that they won’t see coming... but what should you develop?
Super Kaio-ken.

>I. You know who you haven’t seen in way too long? Teach! See if you can meet with Chuu Lee and Lapis
>>
>>3045519
>B
We've neglected physical training for adventures and specials, so bridging the gap would be good

>H
Two Star's attitude about the final ball has me worried. If we do plan on handing over the four-star ball, it would be good to see how the real ball is being protected. That could seriously interfere with the tournament.
>>
Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>3045519
>A & D.
I've got an idea. Know how the ninja have gotten so good at hiding their Ki? Lets try to master that, and maybe apply it to mastering Super Saiyan or SS2 so we can preform sneak attacks more easily. Mix that with like, some way to make opponents think our Ki is somewhere else.

Coin flip for other part.
1 = I
2 = J
>>
>>3045571
I it is then.
>>
>>3045519
>B. You need more raw power! Try to match dad, at the very least!
>I. You know who you haven’t seen in way too long? Teach! See if you can meet with Chuu Lee and Lapis
>>
File: nte.jpg (110 KB, 852x1136)
110 KB
110 KB JPG
Rolled 7, 1, 19 = 27 (3d20)

Okay then! Roll me 3d20, best of three! DC for the second and third is 15!
>>
Rolled 19, 13, 7 = 39 (3d20)

>>3045610
Here we go!
>>
Rolled 15, 3, 20 = 38 (3d20)

>>3045610
>>
Rolled 18, 15, 19 = 52 (3d20)

>>3045610
Super Kaio-ken, pls
>>
Damn Peppa...
>>
File: BINGO.png (146 KB, 866x1023)
146 KB
146 KB PNG
>>3045612
>>3045619
>>3045642
Perfect! Writing...
>>
>>3045647
Peppa is tuffest!
>>
File: SuperKaio-ken.jpg (204 KB, 1280x720)
204 KB
204 KB JPG
>>3045519
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh7gHPFd0qE

Well, you’ve got a plan. You redouble your efforts on your training, focusing on getting stronger first and foremost, catching up to your father once more. But raw strength isn’t enough to really overcome mom and dad. You need some kind of ace in the hole... and you happen upon one, recalling what dad did many years ago against Majin Ozotto.

The Super Kaio-ken.

It’s a dangerous and life-threatening technique... but if push comes to shove, you’re JUST strong enough to amplify your Super Saiyan state with the Kaio-ken, and in principle, you could do it with Super Saiyan 2 as well... but only for a single attack, and it would leave you even more drained than using Super Saiyan 3. But more importantly than that, you train your body to be able to take on higher levels of stress that comes from amplifying your power like this.

QM note: Your Super Kaio-Ken can be used only once as a Super Saiyan, and will drop your stamina significantly if you do. Using it while Super Saiyan 2 brings the risk of serious bodily harm if you fail, and critfailing will result in Delayed Onset Ki Disorder. It can not be combined with Super Saiyan 3 as your body can not handle it. However, you can apply the “principle” of the Kaio-ken to slightly boost your strength if you so choose, not doubling your strength but instead just giving you a momentary boost beyond your limits, though doing so will cause you to take damage. In learning this, though, you have gained a slight bit more endurance.

But still, while this is GOOD, it’s only another thing focused on boosting your strength. You need one more trick, a solid trick, to be able to catch an opponent by surprise. And thinking back on what you’ve seen, the answer becomes clear: hiding your Ki perfectly. If Cocoa could pick it up, why can’t you give it a try? You train with your Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 states to lower your Ki until you’re near undetectable, and then take it a step further by being able to fire off controlled Ki blasts that mimic your energy. Heh, maybe you should thank those ninja guys for bringing this idea to your attention if you ever get the chance. Honestly, you might not have been able to pick up the Super Kaio-ken without this extra training with your Ki control, so lucky you!

(cont.)
>>
File: CL-5.jpg (656 KB, 860x1214)
656 KB
656 KB JPG
>>3045753
With all this done, you also decide to take some time to visit Teach and Lapis. It’s been too long since you last saw them! Flying over to Monster Island, you notice that Lazuli, Krillin, and even their little girl, Marron, are visiting the two of them as well. You wave to them as you approach, Chuu Lee waving back first. “Peppa! How’ve you been, kid?”

You touch down in front of her. “Great, actually!”

“What brings you here, kid?” Lapis asks. “Coming to make sure the current Champ hasn’t been slacking off?”

“Hey, watch it buster. If anyone should be worried about slacking off, it’s you.” she retorts. “You’re still tied with ol’ Godzilla, you know.”

He waves his hand dismissively. “Yeah yeah.”

Marron giggles. “Uncle is silly.”

“But really, what brings you here?”

>A. I’d just like to catch up, really. Training with Godzilla, huh?
>B. Teach, question: what would you do against an opponent that matches your strength and knows all your skills almost as well as you do?
>C. Do you feel confident defending your title against mom and dad, Teach?
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3045755
>D. I wanted to check on how the new guest we brought is settling in.
>A
Lapis works hard, but it seems like his pay offs are limited.
>>
>>3045753
>Using both manga and anime takes on the idea.
I love this. Yay my idea got in.

>>3045755
>B.
>>
>>3045755
>B. Teach, question: what would you do against an opponent that matches your strength and knows all your skills almost as well as you do?
>>
File: LapisLasuli-2.jpg (65 KB, 396x425)
65 KB
65 KB JPG
>>3045755
You clap your hands together and then point them at Chuu Lee. “Teach, I’ve got a question I’ve been thinking on for a while, and I need your advice.”

“All right, shoot.”

All right, here goes. “What would you do against an opponent that matches your strength and knows all your skills almost as well as you do? How would you fight them?”

Chuu Lee crosses her arms. “Almost, yes?”

“Almost.” you affirm.

“Then you do have some tricks you can pull to surprise them. Focus on them and how well you think those unknowns might be able to surprise your opponent.” Placing her hands on her hips, she leans down. “Think about what weaknesses your opponents tend to display as well. If they’ve got equal or better strength and equal or better skill, you’ll end up on the defensive a lot. Try to focus on adapting and countering.”

“Countering... okay, I think I can work with this. Thanks, Teach.”

The red-haired woman pats your head. “Heh, you and Videl are really focused on this Tournament. You think you have what it takes to claim the title of Champion from me?”

“That’s where I’ve got my sights set! I’m going to give it my all, Teach!” you declare confidently. “...Wait, Videl asked you the same thing, huh?”

She nods. “More or less. I wouldn’t count her out, Peppa. Stay on your toes.”

“Of course, you’ll have a LOT of competition, kid.” Lapis remarks. “So don’t get too cocky.”

“Well that’s saying a lot coming from you.” Lazuli tells her brother.

“Hah! The both of you have come pretty far, to be honest.” Krillin adds. “Why, I remember when you two were a lot like her.”

“Was not.” Lapis protests jokingly.

“Yeah, you didn’t have the cool goggles.” Lazuli nudges his arm with her elbow.

“Goggles!” Marron cheers, dancing around you, with you swaying your tail slightly for her to follow, the girl giggling relentlessly.

“Thanks, Mrs. Lazuli.”

She frowns at you. “Ugh. Don’t call me Mrs. I’m not that old yet.”

“Peppa?” Marron draws your attention by poking your tail. “Can I see?”

>A. Sure, kid
>B. Sorry, they’re really expensive, but I bet I could get you a pair some time later. That sound good?
>C. So how’s our new arrival doing? He getting along with the others here?
>D. Teach, be honest... how confident do you feel about winning this time around?
>E. Something else?
>>
>>3045909
>A. Sure, kid
>C. So how’s our new arrival doing? He getting along with the others here?
>>
>>3045909
>>A. Sure, kid
>C. So how’s our new arrival doing? He getting along with the others here?
>>
>>3045909
>A & C.
>E.
"Teach, Lapis, why haven't you two gotten hitched yet?"
>>
So is A showing her our tailbone?
>>
>>3045909
>E. Heheh, you can look at them on my face held up by this NOSE I've got, hahahahahahahah
>>
>>3045986
https://youtu.be/wmv_kuwKxzg
>>
File: Lazuli_b.jpg (17 KB, 320x240)
17 KB
17 KB JPG
>>3045909
https://youtu.be/w4u-yApD-9I

You remove your goggles and hand them to her. “Sure, kid.”

“Marron you be careful with them!” Krillin warns as the girl places them to her eyes, running around excitedly as she makes airplane noises.

“She’s just a little bundle of energy, huh?” you ask sweetly.

“One that is terrified of the very concept of baths.” Lazuli responds dryly.

“Nooooo! No baths! Airplanes don’t need baths!” She starts running faster, running towards what looks like a small hill... that starts to move, scaring the girl briefly. It moves to face her and... oh hey, Gamera. The turtle monster smiles kindly at Marron, causing her to approach cautiously until she gets to his head, then gently pats him on the nose.

Aww. He’s still such a big softie. “Say, that reminds me, how’s the new arrival doing here? He getting along with everyone, or is he still causing some trouble?”

“Tried picking a fight with Baragon. Diiiidn’t make that mistake twice. I think being around bigger creatures has gotten it to mellow just a bit. No longer on the top of the food chain and all that.” Lapis states.

“He did end up scaring off a few poachers, but Lapis had to get him to spit one out. Still needs to stop associating people with food, and all that.” Chuu Lee adds.

Marron comes back to you by riding on Gamera’s head, the giant turtle monster carefully approaching. She slides off his face, giggling again... and faceplants in the dirt as she doesn’t really watch where she’s going. “Ow.”

“That’s why you have to be careful, sweetie.” Krillin tells his daughter.

“Definitely getting a bath tonight now.” Lazuli adds.

The girl protests with a loud “Nooooooo!” and starts running again. “Airplane!”

You notice Lapis look over to Chuu Lee as Marron runs around her parents. “...You know-”

“Lapis, not now, please.” she asks with a sigh.

>A. ...You two been thinking of having one too?
>B. Hey Marron, big girls like me and Izzy like baths. Don’t you wanna be a big girl?
>C. So, doubt those ninja have really done much down here, but has anything unusual been going on? Anything at all?
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3046014
>B. Hey Marron, big girls like me and Izzy like baths. Don’t you wanna be a big girl?
>>
>>3046014
>B & C.
Let's not poke the clearly sensitive issue.
>>
>>3046014
>She slides off his face, giggling again... and faceplants in the dirt as she doesn’t really watch where she’s going. “Ow.”
Oopsy Daisy, is her nose bleeding?

>B. Wanna play Submarine now?
>>
>>3046022
Not even with an Extended Power Pole?
>>
>>3046014
>B. Hey Marron, big girls like me and Izzy like baths. Don’t you wanna be a big girl?
>>
File: Marron-happy.jpg (13 KB, 480x360)
13 KB
13 KB JPG
>>3046014
Thaaat’s a clearly touchy subject. Let’s stay far, far away from it. “Heeeey Marron, you know, big girls like me and Izzy like taking baths. Don’t you wanna be a big girl?”

“I wanna be a big girl airplane!” she declares.

“Hmmm... you know what’s also fun?” you ask her, leaning in.

“Hm?”

You look around and then tell her, “Big girl... submarine.”

She gasps, then yells, “SUBMARINE!”

Hah. Got it. “Submarines like going in the water, don’t they?”

“Ummm... uh-huh...”

You lean down to her level. “So maybe later, you can play submarine with your mom and dad. Okay?”

“Yaaaaay!” she exclaims, tossing your goggles in the air. You quickly snatch them up, then ruffle her hair gently.

“Huh. Might actually work.” Krillin comments to you.

“Eh, mom kinda used that on me and Gohan when we were little like her.” you say with a shrug. “Still, glad to help.”

“Well then I still owe ya’ one, kid.” he states.

You look over and notice Lapis and Chuu Lee have eased a bit. Okay, whew. “So, guys, been enjoying the peace and quiet up here?”

“Mostly. Just... kinda hope it lasts.” your teacher replies.

“Come on, it’s not like we couldn’t handle whatever comes by.” Lapis tells her.

She looks away. “...Yeah. I guess.”

“Hey, even if things do get dicey, we’ve got a lot of people around to help each other, right?” you ask her.

Chuu Lee sighs and smiles at you. “Yeah. We do.” She then pats your head again. “Good luck at the Tournament.”

“I’ll see you there, Champ.”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #4... Paused
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for tonight. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions Did y’all have fun?
>>
>>3046072
Thanks for running
>>
>>3046072
Was pretty cute tonight. Thanks for running, Kato!

What's Peppa's Power Level clocking in at now? Exactly equal to Goku, little bit below, above?
>>
>>3046072
Good stuff. Another nice break in the action. It would have been nice to see about getting a not!cousin but Peppa being largely unfazed by romantic relationships is a refreshing change of pace. I hope those two can work through their differences. But we got some sweet gains, plus a trump card that we can hold off on using for a while (I hope).

I'm curious about the decisions we'll make from here on out when it comes to the tournament. Hopefully we can get through it with few interruptions, but I'm not too confident.
>>
File: Level_Up_Logo.gif (9 KB, 204x203)
9 KB
9 KB GIF
>>3046075
>>3046082
>>3046086
Thanks for playing!

>I'm curious about the decisions we'll make from here on out when it comes to the tournament. Hopefully we can get through it with few interruptions, but I'm not too confident.
I will say this, depending on how things go, you can still end up as Champion.

>What's Peppa's Power Level clocking in at now? Exactly equal to Goku, little bit below, above?
Okay, so, Peppa currently clocks in at 20,100,000. Since you crossed past 20 million...

! LEVEL UP !

You’re now at level 33!

HP: [59]
Ki: [46]
Stamina: [59]
Melee: 67
Energy: 67

You’ve got 3 extra points to spend as you wish. QM’s suggestion: More stamina would make it easier to survive the Super Kaio-ken.
>>
>>3046096
Kinda want to round out the HP and Stamina at the very least. My vote:

1 HP, 1Ki, 1 Stamina.
>>
>>3046096
Stamina is the biggest limitation to use of SSJ3, let's put all three into it.
>>
>>3046145
Agreed.
>>
>>3046096
all 3 for stamina
>>
>>3046096
Probably decided already, tossing it out her anyway
+1Ki, +2Stamina
We also might consider planning for a persistent +1 to stamina on level ups for the next little while, just so the other stats don't get ignored for the next three or four levels?
>>
>>3046096
Actually I think I'll switch over to this >>3046145
All points into Stamina.
>>
Can we add Raioken ontop of Super Kaioken?

Since Raioken doesn't have stamina issues and all.
>>
>>3046874
We might go so fast that our brain can't keep up with it, and next thing you know we've rung out.
>>
File: wut.png (36 KB, 146x239)
36 KB
36 KB PNG
>>3046145
>>3046228
>>3046328
>>3046479
>>3046670
All righty then! We'll put all the points into Stamina.

>>3046874
>>3047002
Possible but extra difficult due to the strain already being placed on the body. Also recall that you have Instant Transmission.

And with that, we're back!

>>3046072
https://youtu.be/eeejqY7TNdU

You rise early enough to see the sun rise too. The day is here. May 6th, the day for Tournament sign-ups. Mom and dad prepare breakfast, dino bacon and eggs with pancakes, as the four of you all feeling pretty confident, excited even, especially your father, who seems to be eating even more than usual. “So, uh...” Gohan starts. “If any of us do win, what’re we going to do with that prize money?”

“Iunno.” Goku mumbles out through a mouthful of bacon. He finishes chewing before continuing, “Your mom’s better with the money stuff. I’m just looking for the challenge.”

“Well, I’M definitely putting some of it away for your College tuitions.” Maple states. “Probably some more to help some research I’ve been doing with Bulma. Rest would probably just be stuff to live off of.” She points her fork at Gohan. “What about you, son?”

“It’s just... a LOT of money. I’m honestly not sure what I’d do with it all. I’ve got a ton of things I might want, but like... it wouldn’t even put a dent in that much money to get all of them.” Your brother looks over to you. “What about you, sis?”

Huh. What WOULD you do with 100,000,000 Zenni?

>A. Don’t know, don’t care. My goal is the title of “Champion,” the money’s just a distraction
>B. Probably give it away to charity or something, to be honest
>C. I’d spend some of it on my friends, actually
>D. Definitely saving some for College
>E. Weeeeeell... I might have a list of things I’d want (what?)
>F. Something else?
>>
>>3047191
>A. Don’t know, don’t care. My goal is the title of “Champion,” the money’s just a distraction

Probably just invest in useful stuff for either science or fighting, maybe let mom handle our funds.
>>
>>3047191
>F. I don't think that village we visited a while back even had air conditioning. I don't wanna be responsible for the complete abandonment of the place within a generation, so improving their rural conditions would be something good to do.
>>
>>3047191
Both of these:
>>3047199
>>3047201
Peppa doesn't care about the money on her own, but using it to help people would be the best use of it.
>>
>>3047191
>B. Probably give it away to charity or something, to be honest

>>3047201
This could also work.
>>
>>3047201
I'm seconding this, plus with the caveat that maybe dumping the whole thing on them is probably unnecessary so looking for other rural places that also need the basics is the way to go.
>>
>>3047230
Like Nam's village?
>>
>>3047191
>A. Don’t know, don’t care. My goal is the title of “Champion,” the money’s just a distraction
>C. I’d spend some of it on my friends, actually
>>
>>3047234
I would ask these villages if they want any aid first, all I know is A/C in the summer and Kotatsu in the winter is the fucking best.
>>
>>3047234
Probably any place called a village is worth taking a look at.
>>
>>3047239
I think if the conditions are at least up to Jingle Village quality, they'd be good.
>>
File: smile.jpg (54 KB, 799x1005)
54 KB
54 KB JPG
>>3047191
You cross your arms and confidently tell Gohan, “I said it to Cocoa and Lime and I’ll say it here: my goal is the title of ‘Champion.’ The money isn’t what I’m after. If I do win all that money, maybe I can put some away for later, have mom keep track of it for later in my life, maybe spend a bit of it on my friends too, but I’d prefer to do something more charitable with most of it.”

“Like what?” your mother asks you.

You scratch the side of your head. “Like... hrmn. Well, that village Gohan and I got the Dragon Ball from, they were living so disconnected from a lot of the outside world. Maybe they like living that way, keeping a simpler, more agricultural lifestyle... but at the very least I’d like to help them from facing another bout of hardship like they did. Keep them from ending up in another situation like what happened with Maloja. And any other villages that end up in situations like that, really. That’s what I’d spend my winnings on.”

Gohan rubs the back of his neck, almost a little embarrassed... maybe even a slight bit ashamed. “Ah. Well... that’s certainly a good use of it.”

Your mom and dad smile and nod, Maple telling you, “That’s very kind of you, Peppa.”

“Thanks mom.”

“Guess you’ve got another reason to win then.” Goku comments.

“I’d still be aiming for it even without that.” you affirm. “But yeah, that’s one more reason.”

He grins wider. “Well, better see you at your best when we’re there.”

“Count on it!”

After breakfast, once you get dressed, your mom pokes her head into your room. “Heeeey Peppa?”

“What’s up, mom?”

She asks you this with an odd hesitation in her voice, like she was worried on how you’d respond. “Have you decided on what outfit you might want for the Tournament? I can help you with it, if you need.”

>A. I want an outfit like dad’s cool one... but like, kind of in my own style, you know? Maybe with spats instead of pants though... (outfit in the OP, Note’s class-up outfit)
>B. The orange and blues, I’ll be going as a member of the Turtle School! (classical, canon Goku outfit)
>C. I’d like something that can show off my midriff, actually. Something cool and cute! (first Note outfit)
>D. Hey, you remember that girl who helped us out a few years ago? Pan, right? Something like hers! (Pan’s outfit as Peppa remembers it)
>E. Hmm... maybe something with a cool cape? With some comfy pants, too (Beat class-up outfit)
>F. Something else?

Visual references can be provided if needed.
>>
>>3047261
>>C. I’d like something that can show off my midriff, actually. Something cool and cute! (first Note outfit)
>>
>>3047261
>A. I want an outfit like dad’s cool one... but like, kind of in my own style, you know? Maybe with spats instead of pants though... (outfit in the OP, Note’s class-up outfit)
>>
>>3047261
>A.
I actually really like that outfit, and describing it as similar to Goku's but with her own spin to it fits Peppa's character, I think.
>>
>>3047261
>F. One of those bunnygirl outfits, I bet I could pull it off!
>>
File: thisone.jpg (9 KB, 166x303)
9 KB
9 KB JPG
>>3047261
>>
>>3047261
>>C. I’d like something that can show off my midriff, actually. Something cool and cute! (first Note outfit)
>>
>>3047275
I say let's hold off on that one until after the Tournament.
>>
I'd like D for the reaction but
>C.
These kids today, they're just not decent...
>>
>>3047282
How often you think we clean our belly button out, or are we an outie?
>>
>>3047287
I wonder if we even have a belly button, depends on if Maple carried the two of us naturally or used the SPOOGE-filled EGG?
>>
Follow-up vote:

Red and yellow (pic related) or red and black (OP)?
>>
>>3047313
>red and black
>>
>>3047313
>red and black
If we wore Black and Yellow, would we die?
>>
>>3047313
Red and black
>>
>>3047318
Gohan would have so many bumblebee jokes.
>>
>>3047322
Well he can buzz off.
>>
>>3047313
Red and black.

>>3047323
Not before getting stung.
>>
>>3047313
red and black
>>
File: frs.png (96 KB, 365x661)
96 KB
96 KB PNG
>>3047261
Well... you sort of want something similar to dad’s, but... no, probably not yet. Nothing like mom’s or dad’s just yet. You want something a bit more your own first. “Sure, mom! Actually, lemme sketch it out for you first...” You quickly grab a piece of paper and make a quick drawing of the outfit you want. A little similar to the Turtle School classic outfit, just with a shorter, red top and pants and black leggings and long-sleeved undershirt. “Something like this. Shows off my midriff a bit, and is both cute and cool!”

Maple frowns as she looks it over. “Um... why do you need something that shows off your midriff?”

You tilt your head. “What? Not like it’d be distracting or anything.”

She... kind of pouts at you. “W-well...”

You squint slightly. “Mom come on. I’m 13, you won’t die if I go around in an outfit like that.”

She clenches her teeth and sucks in air hesitantly. “Tch... maybe you should wait until you’re a bit older, is all.”

“Technically 14.” you add dryly.

Maple’s definitely pouting now. She looks away and uses the Clothes Beam to magic you up the outfit you requested. “Fine.”

“Thanks mom! You’re the best!~” You give her a quick hug, then look yourself over in the mirror. Goggles, even work well with this outfit. Yeah. Yeah you look cool. Aaaand mom’s still pouting.

>A. Come on, let’s get to the sign-ups!
>B. ...What? Come on, I look cool, right?
>C. Did you want us all to go in matching outfits, mom?
>D. Something else?
>>
>>3047384
>A. Come on, let’s get to the sign-ups!
>>
>>3047384
>A & B.
Poor Maple, tried to prevent it for so long. But it has come to pass.
Wonder if Cocoa will like the new outfit
>>
>>3047384
>A & B.
Poor Maple, tried to prevent it for so long. But it has come to pass.
Wonder if Cocoa will like the new outfit
>>
>>3047396
>>3047401
Woah, weird, how'd that happen?
>>
>>3047384
>D. What's the matter? It's not like a weird choice of outfits is going to bring about Armageddon?

Still think we could've pulled off the bunnygirl outfit. Yeah, I know you know pic wasn't what I meant.
>>
>>3047405
I'll back this too.
>>
>>3047384
>Think of it this way, I can look grown up a bit at a time, instead of acting all kiddy want me to until I go off and turn emo or something.
>>
>>3047418
Backing this as well
>>
>>3047418
Forgot to trim a couple words mid edit, dammit.
>>
>>3047418
I think she doesn't wanna reveal our weird bellybutton situation to the public.
>>
>>3047384
>D. body image panic.
Is there something wrong with her waist? Is she missing ribs? Are her ab muscles askew? Oh jeez everyone's going to notice!
>>
>>3047437
Did you know that God removed one of Adam's ribs so it could suck his dick?
>>
File: B2KGoRTCcAA0DS1.jpg (70 KB, 724x1024)
70 KB
70 KB JPG
Hasn't Maple shown off more skin then Peppa, or did she always dressed conservatively?
>>
File: Gohan-red.png (416 KB, 1280x1620)
416 KB
416 KB PNG
>>3047384
You hold your hands behind your back, tail swaying slightly. “Something wrong?”

“No.” mom replies quickly.

“Come on, it’s not like some weird outfit choice would usher the apocalypse or something.” you comment teasingly.

There’s a look in her eyes like you just brought up some really unpleasant memories. Maple opens her mouth to reply, but then pauses for a few seconds before closing it. She shakes her head and just mumbles out a “Mm.” in... you guess agreement?

You sigh and place your hands on your hips. “Think of it this way, mom, I can grow up just a little bit at a time, instead of trying to stay perpetually kiddy until I snap and suddenly go through some rebellious teenage phase and try to dress all emo or something.”

“Fiiiiiine.” mom groans out.

“I’m not gonna change THAT drastically. Promise.” You move in front of her excitedly. “Now come on, let’s get to the sign-ups!”

Dad and Gohan step in with, surprisingly, matching outfits, dad’s old orange and blue. “Everyone ready?”

“Yeah. Though, what’s with this outfit, Gohan?”

Your brother shrugs. “Just wanted to try something a bit different. Dad’s suggestion, so hey, why not.”

“Looks good on you.” Goku tells him.

“Let’s go.” your mother tells everyone. “Groucho, watch the house.”

“Rhh!” the sabertooth cat responds affirmingly.

The four of you teleport away, appearing near Yamcha, Bulma, and Pantea. The three of them welcome you. “Hey, glad you guys made it so quickly.”

“Pretty easy when you can teleport. Who all is here?” your mom asks.

“Tien’s group is almost done signing up, Lapis, Lazuli, Krillin, and Chuu Lee have already done so, and seems like the Ox family’s almost here, and I think Piccolo’s on his way too.” Yamcha responds. “We’re about so sign up too.”

>A. Race you all there!
>B. Telepathically ask if there’s been anything going on with Tien’s Dragon Ball
>C. Check with Cocoa if she's on her way
>D. Eh, you’ve got time, walk around for a bit after signing up
>E. Kinda want to talk with Keli for a bit
>F. Something else?
>>
>>3047464
>F. Something else?
Time to check if there are any ninjas or suspicious looking Majin emblemed folks around.

Or anyone in general who looks or feels out of place.

>ki sense!
>>
>>3047461
Eh, Kame gi, Master gi, Alena outfit, Maple's never actually shown off all that much skin. Fairly modest usually.
>>
>>3047464
>A, B C.
And a bit of >>3047466 too.
>>
>>3047464
>D. Eh, you’ve got time, walk around for a bit after signing up
>>
>>3047464
>E.
It's almost time for the exchange after all, maybe we can see if she noticed anything new about her peers.
Speaking of
>F. Secure 4-Star Ball
>>
>>3047482
Backing this too.
>>
>>3047464
>D. Eh, you’ve got time, walk around for a bit after signing up
>>
File: Keli-haircut2.jpg (15 KB, 305x361)
15 KB
15 KB JPG
>>3047464
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiWS8T6Xr4Q

“Race you all there!” you let out cheerfully, starting to move forward.

“You still need us to be there when you sign up, Peppa.” your mom reminds you.

Bah. Take the wind out of your sails. “Okay, okay...”

You move forward with everyone, catching sight of Tien, Chiaotzu, Launch, and most of the Crane School with them. The triclops gives you all a respectful bow. “Good to see you all could make it.”

“Hey Tien. Ready to settle the score?” Yamcha asks him.

“Heh. Of course. Don’t disappoint me.” he replies with confidence.

“Oh I won’t, believe me.” Yamcha gives him a thumb’s up.

You glance around, then ask Tien if anyone has made a move for his Dragon Ball telepathically. He says no, but states that he’s brought it along just in case. He suspects that they’ll make their move soon. You then ask mom and dad if they have the Four-Star Dragon Ball, and your father gives you a nod. Okay. Everything set. Once Yamcha and Pantea have signed up, you’re the first of your family to sign up.

“Name and age.” the bear man at the registration desk requests.

“Son Peppa, 13.” you inform him.

“Ah, our little Junior Champ. And the two former Champions are here with you I see. If one of you two can vouch for her, please...” He directs them to his sheet, dad signing his name by yours. “Thank you. Next?”

Mom does the same for Gohan, and soon everyone is signed up. With that done, you look for Keli, the silver-haired woman raising an eyebrow as she sees you approach. “You know, just ‘cause we had a chat like that doesn’t mean you need to start copying my style, kid.” she comments, pointing to your midriff.

“Eh, I look good in it.” you retort half-jokingly. Because you do. Totally. You nod for her to walk with you for a bit, telepathically asking, ‘There been any leads yet?’

‘Well, after the initial incident, everyone ended up searched twice... and everyone came up clean. The attempt wasn’t by one of us, but it was definitely done by someone who knew very intricate details about us.’ she replies, noticing Gohan and Pantea following the two of you, a suspicious look on their faces. Keli looks back at them. “...Yes?”

“Nothing. Just enjoying some of the pre-Tournament festivities.” the purple-haired girl responds, keeping the suspicious look. She then lets out an ashamed “Oh” when Keli apparently tells her what the two of you are doing.

(cont.)
>>
File: dende.jpg (26 KB, 350x268)
26 KB
26 KB JPG
>>3047535
‘Still... Lao, Bisa, anything suspicious?’ you ask her.

‘Not openly, at least. I’ve been trying to watch everyone like a hawk, but no luck. Lao DOES seem a bit more cautious ever since the attempted theft, but only marginally more than everyone else.’ She looks around the area. ‘Do you know who you’re meeting?’

‘Probably the same guy from before. They’ll make themselves known soon enough.’ You take some time to sense around the area too, and... you do feel a few odd things. Definitely more alien visitors around, some that seem like they’re from quite far away. You even spot a couple Namekian-

“DENDE!?” Pantea exclaims. “DENDE! CARGO! OVER HERE!”

...boys. The two of them turn around and run to her. “Pantea! It’s been so long since we last met face to face.”

“God, how’ve you two been? What’re you doing here?” she asks.

“Oh, you didn’t know?” one of the boys asks. “Nail got an invitation to this Tournament.”

You and Keli let them catch up as you both keep walking. You again look around the area. A few surprisingly strong fighters, above the human average at least. To your surprise, you even notice Baba and her fighters marching along with a bunch of girls, a few of them resembling her usual group, like a mummy girl and a werewolf girl and even some kind of... ghost girl or something. Huh, neat.

You then stop dead in your tracks as you sense, and even smell, a familiar presence. A VERY familiar presence. You look in the direction of it and spot someone in a hooded cloak, wearing an odd, almost spooky mask. A fairly tall lady, and just below the edges of her cloak you see the hint of a red tail, with what look like spikes on her shoulders poking up from the cloak. Well SHE certainly grew big quickly.

>A. Confront her
>B. Don’t engage, just keep looking around the area
>C. Check with Cocoa, make sure nobody’s come at her again
>D. See what that group around Baba are up to
>E. Head back to Pantea and the Namekians
>F. Something else?
>>
>>3047538
>A. Confront her
>>
>>3047538
>D. See what that group around Baba are up to
>>
>>3047538
Oh yeah, Nail is still his own character. Neat, wasn't expecting that.

>B & C.
Don't confront. But let her know that Videl can probably kick her butt.
>>
>>3047538
>B. Don’t engage, just keep looking around the area
Maybe point her out telepathically to some of our number, but they probably noticed anyway.
>>
>>3047538
>ghoul school crew
>mfw
As nice as that would be to dig into
>A
We're being watched already, probably. They'll come to us in their own time.
>>
File: loners are badass.png (122 KB, 500x500)
122 KB
122 KB PNG
>>3047538
>A*. Well, you'll not be outdone, go find your own spot and stand there mysteriously.
>>
File: Spoiler Image (140 KB, 1920x1080)
140 KB
140 KB JPG
>>3047538
You start marching forward, Keli following cautiously behind you. As the lady starts to walk away, she notices you approach and stops. You then stand for a moment, staring her down, with a mildly mocking copy of how she’s behaving. She doesn’t seem very amused. “And like a moth to a flame.” she comments with a deeper voice than you remember. Wow, she HAS gotten older. You think. How do demons age, exactly?

“Long time no see, Princess.” you give with a slightly sarcastic curtsy. “Here to lose again? Or did auntie send you here to try and ruin our day?”

“You’d do best to watch your tongue, peasant.” she spits out. “I have my reasons for being here.”

“So you ARE here to lose again.” you remark smugly.

“...You know, you can certainly manage to do the impossible.” She seems to cross her arms under her cloak. “You’re even MORE annoying than she is.”

She? What? “...Who, Videl? Oh, heh heh heh. You think you’re going to have a repeat of what happened last time? Well I’ve got news for you, Basilea, she’s more than capable of kicking your butt now.”

Even with her face behind a mask, the demon girl... well, lady now, seems to be intrigued by your comment. “You would say that, wouldn’t you?”

And you’re just about done with this. “Okay cut the cryptic crap. What are you after, really?”

“You’ll find out soon enough.” She turns back and seems to laugh. “A fair warning: I know your greatest weakness.”

“No you don’t. I’ve trained up my tail.” you reply as you wave it at her. “So nyeh.”

“...Definitely more annoying.” Basilea storms off.

“Do you really think it’s a good idea to antagonize her like that?” Keli asks you.

“So long as she’s focused on me and not anyone else. She’s too prideful to go after anyone else.” Well. You hope. You make sure those around you are aware of her... and then notice someone approach you. Someone who’s hiding their Ki very well. You turn and look around... then have to look down to see who it is. Some... kind of frog man? ...Some kind of frog man in ninja garb. Not being subtle about it.

(cont.)
>>
File: NinjaFrog.jpg (12 KB, 200x200)
12 KB
12 KB JPG
>>3047610
“Son Peppa.” he addresses you. “Our conditions: Midnight tonight. Durian Hotel lobby. You will hand it over there.” The frog man’s eyes narrow. “If you value her life.”

“You’ll get it.” you reply. “And you’ll not bother her again. Understood?”

He nods and then leaps away. Keli glances down at you. ‘I’ll keep watch over Lao and all the other suspects. Won’t interrupt it, but if things go south, I’ll be ready to help.’

‘Thanks, Keli.’ Well, this is it. Handing over the Dragon Ball, and then you can focus on the Tournament. Even if it’s confirmed that trouble’s afoot... you almost feel excited for what’s coming. Because no matter what, by the end of tomorrow? You WILL be crowned Champion!

https://youtu.be/djps3pGVK1c

>COCOA SOCIAL LINK 6: COMPLETE!

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #4 END
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for this thread. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Thanks for sticking by this for so long! Did y’all have fun?
>>
>>3047612
I KNEW IT WAS FROGS!
>>
File: gohan's other friend.png (292 KB, 643x355)
292 KB
292 KB PNG
>>3047612
Not the frog I was expecting, but things look to be heating up!
I'm still hopeful about Lao being a red herring, but I guess we'll find out later.
>>
>>3047612
This thread was full of suspense and intrigue, I liked it.
>>
File: e87.jpg (66 KB, 511x541)
66 KB
66 KB JPG
>>3047610
Pic related, Basilea. Pic related.

>>3047612
Had a great time Kato! Lots going on, but looks like things will finally wrap up a bit soon. Looking forward to the Tournament!

Am a bit curious about what Basilea has been up to. Especially now that she's older. Does she know about Super Saiyan God Future Gohan?

Also Social link six, huh? I guess going out of our way to rescue her certainly counts. How does Cocoa think about us, exactly? Also now we are definitely not missing her school play.
>>
File: clothes.jpg (132 KB, 600x848)
132 KB
132 KB JPG
>>3047464
>“Come on, it’s not like some weird outfit choice would usher the apocalypse or something.” you comment teasingly.
>There’s a look in her eyes like you just brought up some really unpleasant memories.
Poor Maple. If I had the chance to go back in time, I would do it all again.
>>
>>3047612
Does the Dummy Ball combined with six others summon Shamrock the Leprechaun?
>>
So. Thoughts on Broly's "rage" form, Kato?
>>
File: SuperSaiyan3Note.jpg (54 KB, 441x636)
54 KB
54 KB JPG
>>3047613
>>3047615
>>3047620
>>3047623
Glad y'all had fun!

>I'm still hopeful about Lao being a red herring, but I guess we'll find out later.
It might be a bit more complex than it seems, but I will say you're all on the right track.

>Does she know about Super Saiyan God Future Gohan?
That would be telling, wouldn't it?

>Also Social link six, huh? I guess going out of our way to rescue her certainly counts. How does Cocoa think about us, exactly?
Cocoa sees Peppa as her her most reliable and closest friend. Rescuing her immediately is indeed what cemented that for her.

>>3047634
Har.

>>3048447
I'm avoiding spoilers as best I can.
>>
>>3048827
Did you know a super saiyan gets more powerful by getting angry?
>>
>>3048827
>It might be a bit more complex than it seems, but I will say you're all on the right track.
I really miss not pushing harder for time with Lao now. Oh well.
>>
So, what's our plan for the FFA? Which alliances we forging and bridges burning?
Remember, the Preliminary Battle Royale will be important, we won't get a chance to recuperate afterward, the Tournament will go as long as we do, so we need to conserve ki and stamina, and make other threats use up theirs.

Let's go over the groups that are here so far:
Crane School
Vegeta and Nappa
Baba's Group
Son Family (Us, but we don't know yet if Mom and Dad wanna join up against people)
Mahogany Family
Yamcha and Pantea
Satan School
Maybe even some Ninja
Those weirdos with the M tattoo

Outliers/Rogues/Free Agents:
Piccolo
Nail
Lime and her Grandpa
Krillin and Lazuli
Chuu Lee and Lapis
Raditz
Basilea
Those Purple Guys
>>
>>3050109
Purple guys?
>>
>>3050357
Yeah, those purple guys with the pointy ears, I bet they're some kinda space elf.
>>
>>3050109
Ledgic will probably show up.

Should ask mama if she's upgraded her curse breaker.
>>
Hey Kato I've noticed this mentioned a few times now, so I'm curious: in-character, is Peppa actually good at drawing? Or is she like, Rukia-tier at drawing?
>>
>>3052079
Given that she's displayed a good amount of attention to detail in observation and the drawings she has shown others have been decently understandable, I'd say Peppa is good, or at least decent, at drawing.
>>
>>3052079
>>3052734
Peppa and Gohan should make their own webcomics.
>>
>>3052813
Most of them are about gettin' swole and how ninjas be. A lil' niche.
>>
>>3052813
Gohan's would be a Sprite Comic





Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.